Welcome to Ringside News’ live results for AEW Dynamite on July 29th.
Tonight’s show will see Cody defend his TNT Title against Warhorse in a match that the internet fans have been clamouring for. Similar as they tend to be, Cody’s matches are often the highlight of the show thanks to relying on rules and selling.
And speaking of selling, or lack thereof, we have a huge ten-man main event for tonight, with The Inner Circle facing Best Friends and Jurassic Express. This match is presumably the main event and sees Sammy Guevara return to action following his sensitivity training.
The AEW World Tag Team Titles will be on the line tonight, with the Champions defending against Stu Grayson and Evil Uno of the Dark Order. This match came out of the blue with the feud just starting last week, but the ratings war continues and both brands are going all out. And the only other known match tonight is Jon Moxley and Darby Allin taking on Ricky Starks and Brian Cage.
And that’s the preview for tonight’s AEW Dynamite. Follow along here for live results and enjoy the show!
Tonight’s Dynamite opens with The Inner Circle coming to the ring for a huge 10-man tag team match.
The Inner Circle Vs. Best Friends, Orange Cassidy, Jungle Boy & Luchasauras W/Marko Stunt
We start the match with Orange Cassidy and Jake Hager. Cassidy does some light kicks but Hager shoves him to the corner, then lifts him up. OC hits Hager with both hands, then lands a dropkick. All hell breaks loose and every man comes into the match.
The Inner Circle pull the apron off the ring and stand idly by while Chuck and Trent take their sweet time performing a few dives onto them. Luchasauras comes in and he throws Jungle Boy over the ropes with a hurricanrana to Santana onto everyone at ringside. Luchasauras throws Makro Stunt onto Jake Hager, but gets caught, then throws him back at Luchasauras and he jumps onto them all with Stunt on his back. Stunt then dances while everyone is lying down.
Orange Cassidy feigns a dive to the outside but puts his sunglasses on instead, then gets hugged by all his partners in the match. The Inner Circle come back in and the match returns to some semblance of a tag match. The heels team up against Trent and attempt to isolate him from his corner.
Suddenly Aubrey Edwards cares if there’s people in the ring, but while she’s distracted with Chuck Taylor all The Inner Circle run in and stomp on Trent. Jericho whips Trent to the corner but gets kicked back and hit with a dropkick. Ortiz tags in and goes to work on Trent, then quickly tags Santana and they hit a double suplex/moonsault for a two-count.
Sammy Guevara knees Trent in the gut, then lifts him and does some squats before a Samoan drop. Hager comes back in and applies a chicken wing submission to Trent, then knocks all but Luchasauras off the aprons. Trent hits a DDT and makes the tag to the dinosaur, who comes in with clotheslines to all the heels. Luchasauras grabs Sammy but lets him go to throw hands with Hager and somehow his mask comes off.
Luchasauras takes some time to fix his mask, during which time everyone runs in again and hits their moves on each other. Sauras hits Sammy with a roundhouse kick. Jericho looks to use the bat on Sauras but OC stops him. Sammy reverses a clothesline and hits the dino with a shining wizard. Guevara goes up top but Matt Hardy appears on the apron and shoves him off, allowing Luchasauras to hit a head kick for the win.
Winners: Best Friends, Orange Cassidy, Luchasauras & Jungle Boy
Jon Moxley is backstage and he says he tries to stay out of other peoples business. He thought he had put the Brian Cage thing behind him but they had to go and team up on poor Darby Allin – ignoring that Darby attacked them first. Moxley says he’s be a bitch if he didn’t stand up and fight back against them.
(C) Cody W/Arn Anderson Vs. Warhorse
The title match gets underway and they lock-up with Cody taking the back. Warhorse turns the tables but Cody grabs the ropes to force the break. Cody takes a wristlock but Warhorse kicks himself free. Cody forces Warhorse to the corner but doesn’t chop Warhorse, instead he turns his back.
Warhorse instead slaps Cody, then does a really botched pin attempt. Cody tries to free himself from an armlock but Warhorse holds on and takes him down. Cody breaks free and dodges a lariat to slide out of the ring and regroup with The Enforcer. Back inside and Cody goes to a side headlock but Warhorse forces him off and they hit opposite ropes before Warhorse connects with a lariat. Warhorse scores a two count but decides to bang his head and pose with devil’s horns anyway.
Back live and Warhorse is locked in a Sharpshooter. He gets to the ropes so Cody releases and goes to a Figure Four leglock but Warhorse immediately reverses the pressure. Cody gets free but Warhorse hits him with repeated lariats in the corner, slides under a clothesline from Cody, then hits one of his own.
Cody rolls outside but Warhorse hits a double stomp to the back. Warhorse gets Cody inside and hits a nice elbow drop off the top rope for a two-count. Cody hits an Alabama slam for a two-count, then looks for the Figure Four again but gets rolled-up for a near-fall. Warhorse goes up top but Cody avoids a double stomp and hits a dropkick to the knee. Cody applies the Figure Four and Warhorse taps.
Two members of Dark Order run out and attack Cody and Warhorse, then Double A gets in the ring but Matt Cardona (Zack Ryder) comes out and fights them off! Cardona hits two Rough Ryders – no name for them yet – and clears the ring before ripping his shirt off and posing. He joins Cody and AA on the floor for a pose.
Tony Schiavone announces the next AEW PPV will be All Out on September 8th. Jericho comes out with his cronies and interrupts him. Jericho complains about Orange Cassidy, Sammy complains about Matt and swears revenge. Jericho says Orange Cassidy and him will fight in two weeks, a rematch, and when he beats him he will demand $7000 to replace his jacket. Next week though, he’s challenging OC to a debate and there will be a surprise moderator that will blow people’s minds. Jericho screams about his jacket smelling bad.
We see a video with Tony Schiavone and some execs in a boardroom, with FTR signing their long-term contracts. They say they’re waiting until their tag team consultant gets here; and in comes Arn Anderson. Arn reads the contract that includes FTR trying to implement rules like the ten second rule. They also have demanded a tag team appreciation night on August 12th, promised to them by Tony Khan. They sign the contracts and in walks Hangman Page with whiskey and some glasses. The three of them drink together.
We see footage of last week when Dark Order beat-up Hangman Page, who was saved by FTR before Kenny Omega could appear. Dark Order make their way to the ring, with Colt Cabana and Brodi Lee joining the commentary team.
AEW Tag Team Championships
(C) Hangman Page & Kenny Omega Vs. Evil Uno & Stu Grayson
Before Kenny Omega can even make his entrance Dark Order attack Page. Kenny walks out to the stage and watches them beat him for a minute before running down. The match officially starts with Uno and Omega, and the big man beats Kenny into the corner and hits a splash before tagging Grayson.
Kenny starts firing back but Uno tags himself in as Kenny kicks him off the apron. Omega hits Grayson with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker, then tags Hangman and they hit some double team moves for a two-count. Omega gets a tag again and hits an axe handle, and in comes Uno but he gets slapped repeatedly by the Champs.
Grayson drops Omega, then whips him into the buckles. Grayson chokes Omega in the corner, but he breaks free and tags Hangman. Page drops Uno with a boot, then a springboard clothesline takes Grayson off the apron. Hangman clotheslines Uno out of the ring, then dives over the ropes onto Stu.
Uno slams Hangman into the barricade, then gets him back in the ring and bites his fingers. Stu tags in and hits a shoulder thrust to Page in the corner. Snapmare and a running kick by Grayson for a one-count. Uno tags in and looks for a suplex, but tags Grayson to help. Stu forces Hangman to the corner and shoulders him, then Uno tags in and tees-off.
Kenny Omega got the hot tag during the break, because why not, and we return to see him hit a moonsault. Omega looks for a snap dragon suplex but Grayson forces him into the corner and tags Uno. Omega hits them both with V-Triggers, then throws Uno up and Page catches them for a German suplex.
Page and Omega hit some offense but Grayson fires back and dives over the ropes onto Hangman while Uno splashes Omega. Uno throws Omega at Uno who powerbombs him for a two-count. Omega fights them off but Uno kicks him into a belly-to-belly from Stu and into Hangman. Dark Order hit a double team 450/cannonball to Page and Omega for a near-fall.
Uno gets shoved into Grayson on the top rope but comes back with a neckbreaker to Omega. Kenny hits him with a snap dragon but Grayson immediately hits him with a splash. Page returns to knock Grayson out of the ring, then drops Uno and Kenny hits a V-Trigger for a near-fall. The Champions hit The Last Call for the win.
Winners: Kenny Omega & Hangman Page
Brodi Lee forces Colt Cabana to the back, then berates Evil Uno and Stu Grayson. He threatens them and Hangman laughs, so Lee thanks Kenny for actually showing up this week. The Bucks appear on the apron and Lee reminds them that the Dark Order is everywhere and has strength in numbers. Lee says Hangman has pissed him off for the last time and it’s time to pay.
Dark Order members appear on all sides of the ring but out come FTR to hit Lee with an ice chest on the stage. They run down to the ring and help The Elite clear the Dork Order from the ring.
Britt Baker cuts a promo from her Rolls Royce. She says she knows Big Swole isn’t going to be suspended forever, and she knows all Swole wants is to get her hands on her. She’s a role model, so she will give Big Swole a shot at her, if she can beat an opponent of her choice.
Hikaru Shida Vs. Diamante
The match begins and Shida offers a handshake but Diamante shoves her face. Shida forces her to the ropes and unloads on her, then whip to the ropes but Diamante slams her by the head. Diamante ground and pounds, but Shida turns the tables. Shida rolls from the ring and Diamante goes after.
Shida sets her on the guard rail and hits a running knee. Back inside the ring, Shida goes up top and hits a sloppy missile dropkick. Shida kicks Diamante but she fires back with right hands, then counters the falcon arrow. They trade shots and Shida hits a rising knee. Diamante goes to the apron and Shida tries to deadlift superplex her but Diamante slams her down into the ropes.
Diamante chops Shida repeatedly in the corner, then she hits a wheelbarrow Stunner for a two-count. Diamante kicks Shida in the gut, then attempts a Code Red but screws it up. Shida punches her and they stand awkwardly for a minute, then the Champion hits a falcon arrow for a near-fall. Shida poses, then hits a running knee for the win.
Winner: Hikaru Shida
We see the rules for the Women’ Tag Tournament, which will see every woman pick a colour and get teamed with someone at random. Vickie Guerrero and Nyla Rose are interviewed backstage. They’re asked if they care who their partner is for the tournament and Vickie says she does not. She picks purple and that means she’s teaming with Ariane – formerly Cameron in WWE.
MJF comes out with Wardlow for a State of the Union address. He has an entourage like the President.
MJF is in the ring at a podium and he thanks Tony Khan for giving him a chance to speak to the marks. He says we all know wrestling fans aren’t very bright but he’s got enough time tonight to force feed us like five year olds. He tells his female handler to smile more. MJF says that we’re probably surprised to see him on Dynamite two weeks in a row, and the reason that happens is because a certain person is afraid of being upstaged each week. And that’s why a change in leadership is necessary.
MJF says one man called for a paradigm shift, out with the old in with the new. He says a guy who puts himself at the top of the chain and wrestles when and who he wants, all because he came from up north, is old hat brother. MJF says Jon Moxley is not his Champion. He says he’s a great wrestler but we need to acknowledge the downsides since Moxley became Champion.
For example, he says wrestling has been sidelined. AEW fans have been brainwashed into thinking good wrestling is gymnastics, which can has trickled down from the top. He says the AEW Champion is cosplaying as Stone Cold Steve Austin, but MJF doesn’t have to cosplay as anyone.
He says everyone wants to talk about ratings, and that’s why Jon gets treated so well. MJF says he draws better numbers minute-by-minute than Jon Moxley, but we never get to hear that. AEW is supposed to be the land of opportunity but Moxley squashes that. The old guard has been running the show since the beginning and it’s time for a change.
MJF says he can catch AEW, throw it on his back, and carry it to the top. He says he is AEW, his talent outweighs Moxley’s tenure, and he will carry the company for 25 years. He won’t stop until the brand is transformed into the pinnacle of professional wrestling. He is challenging Jon Moxley for the AEW Championship at All Out. Great promo and all true.
Next week Cody will team with Mark Cardona to face the Dark Order. MJF will give another State of the Union as well, Jericho will debate Orange Cassidy, and more Dark Order face FTR, Hangman & Adam Page, and Young Bucks.
Our main event is up next!
No Disqualification Tornado Tag
Jon Moxley & Darby Allin Vs. Ricky Starks & Brian Cage W/Taz
The match gets underway with Darby fighting Starks on the stage and Cage beating Moxley around ringside. Moxley fires back with some chops but Cage kicks him. Darby jumps over the ropes at Cage, who completely fails to catch him, then lifts up anyway and does some curls.
Moxley dives through the ropes to knock them both down, then goes under the ring to get a trash can. Ricky Starks hits Allin with a spear on the apron, so Moxley lets go of Cage and knocks him into the barricade. Cage hits Moxley with the trash can, then gets him back in the ring.
Back live and the heels are beating on Darby. Cage hits a release German suplex and Starks was supposed to catch him but didn’t. Moxley comes back and throws a chair into Starks’ face, then hits Cage with repeated shots. Cage hits a pump kick to Moxley but gets caught with a Stunner from Darby.
Starks hits a spear to Allin but Moxley hits him with a cutter, then Cage takes him out with a clothesline. Cage lifts Moxley but gets reversed and hit with a German suplex. Moxley hits a piledriver for a near-fall, then goes right to the armbar. Starks attacks Moxley, then Cage brings a trash can into the ring.
Moxley tries to fight them off but Cage hits him with an Alabama slam into the trash can. Allin breaks the pin attempt but gets pounded by Starks. Allin avoids a third spear from Starks, then kicks Cage. Brian tries to powerbomb Darby into the corner but Moxley catches him. Moxley hits a Paradigm Shift to Cage while Darby hits a Coffin Drop at the same time.
Moxley hits a suicide dive to Starks and Cage rolls from the ring. Allin gets his skateboard from under the ring, with tacks in it, and hits Starks with it. Allin goes up top and Cage tries to grab him but Moxley gets him in an armbar on the apron. Darby stomps into Starks’ back with the skateboard, driving the tacks into him and scores the win.
Winners: Darby Allin & Jon Moxley
After the match Cage leaves with Starks and the announcers reveal that, next week, Jon Moxley will defend the AEW Championship against Darby Allin. The two men have a staredown in the ring as the show ends.
And that’s it for this week’s AEW Dynamite. Let us know what you thought and be sure to check out our results for NXT! Until next time, stay safe!