Welcome to Ringside News’ AEW Dynamite live results for August 12th.
Tonight’s show will be tag team appreciation night, which might be fun for you and hell for me. Jungle Boy and Luchasauras, despite being fifth in the rankings, are getting a title shot against Kenny Omega and Hangman Page, The Young Bucks take on the Dark Order, and we’ll be getting a random segment with Arn and Tully in the ring with Rock ‘N’ Roll Express.
As for less chaotic, singles action, we can expect Scorpio Sky Vs. Cody for the TNT Championship, and Jericho gets a rematch against Orange Cassidy with $7000 on the line. We can expect more from Matt Hardy and the ever-responsible Sammy Guevara, as well as Jon Moxley and MJF.
And that’s the rundown for tonight’s AEW Dynamite. Let us know what you’re excited to see and we’ll have all the action right here at 8 PM EST. Enjoy the show!
Tonight’s show opens with The Young Bucks making their entrance for a match, but as they’re posing on the ramp they’re attacked b three members of Dark Order. Evil Uno and Stu Grayson come out and join the attack, then get Nick Jackson into the ring for it to begin.
Uno slams Nick into the buckles and tags Stu so they can stomp him down in the corner, while Matt is still laid-out on the stage. Stu chops the chest of Nick but Jackson hit a jawbreaker. Nick hits the ropes but Uno pulls the ropes down and he falls out. Dark Order goons attack Nick on the floor but Matt jumps off the stage onto them all.
Stu Grayson wipes out Matt with a suicide squad, then gets Nick back inside. Uno tags in and teams with Stu to hit a powerslam and pose together. Snapmare and a running kick from Grayson, who then taunts Matt on the apron before tagging Uno. Nick counters two back suplexes and tags Matt who tees-off on both men. Matt hits a double clothesline and Uno rolls out. Nick tags right back in and they double-team Stu.
Uno and Grayson get the better of Matt Jackson and Stu hits a tope over the ropes onto Matt on the apron. Uno tries to use some tape on Matt but, apparently, that’s where an AEW referee draws the line and takes it away. Matt fires back with right hands to Stu but gets dropkicked out of the ring. On the outside Uno slams Matt into the apron, then puts him back in the ring.
Grayson tags Uno but Matt starts to fight back. Grayson pulls him out of the ring but gets thrown into the ring post. Matt gets surrounded by Dark Order goons, so he crawls under the ring and back out on the other side. Uno catches him with a neckbreaker as he comes back into the ring. Matt ducks a clothesline and hits a Spear.
Stu tags in and knocks Nick off the apron, then Uno runs in and boots Matt. Stu gets Matt on his shoulders but gets caught with a poisonrana. Nick tags in and hits a bulldog followed by a facebuster and a moonsault to Grayson on the floor – while congratulating himself on having the “best comeback in the business”.
Nick superkicks Uno hanging on the ropes, then superkicks a leaping Stu Grayson. Matt tags in and they hit Risky Business for a near-fall. Matt hangs Stu on the middle rope and Nick hits a springboard Swanton Bomb for a near-fall. Stu runs off the ropes onto Nick’s shoulder to hit Matt with a hurricanrana. Grayson hip-tosses Matt into the corner, then Uno hits a cannonball to Matt while Stu 450 splashes Nick for a near-fall.
Brainbuster and a 540 kick from Dark Order but Matt makes the save. Stu takes Matt up the ramp and throws him down the tunnel, then directs the goons to block his path back to the ring. Dark Order attempt Fatality but Nick rolls up Uno and scores the pinfall while Stu pretends he can’t get to his feet.
Wardlow is standing outside MJF’s office and he knocks the door. MJF comes out and belittles his female cohort, then walks down the corridor with his service.
We see Kenny Omega and Hangman Page sitting backstage and they’re asked who the best tag team of all time is. Omega quickly says The Young Bucks and Page looks surprised, he says he was going to say them. Kenny says they’re just two singles guys and brushes it off, then hilariously calls The Bucks the “gods of tag team wrestling.”
MJF is in the ring for another campaign speech. He starts to talk but stops to tell his female handler to smile. MJF hands the floor to Nina so she can show “polling numbers”, which show he’s beating Moxley in a landslide. He says there are more important things to talk about than numbers, because today is the day Jon Moxley’s leadership dies.
MJF says he is here and he always will be, week after week, and that’s a campaign promise. He says he will take responsibility for Jon’s absence because he’s afraid of him. MJF says Moxley isn’t used to dealing with someone like him, someone who will look up at the lights for him each week.
MJF then lies down in the middle of the ring and asks if Jon is happy now? He says he didn’t start this to have a beef with Jon, he started it because AEW needs leadership. MJF says Moxley isn’t a leader, he’s a dog chasing cars. But he’s caught the best car on Earth and now he’s lost. So he should fork the keys over to a real man, someone who’s better than him. Why wait until September? Because everyone deserves better.
Moxley’s music hits and he directs his handlers to the crowd area to try and intercept Moxley. But tonight Jon comes out the entrance and gets in the ring behind MJF to attack him. MJF is thrown into his podium, then hit with an elevated Paradigm Shift. Moxley shoves the podium over and goes to the back and grabs a microphone.
Moxley says they’re not even, not after what MJF almost cost him last week. They won’t be even until he teaches him a painful lesson in humility at All Out. And he promises it will be a bitter pill to swallow. MJF is lying in the ring holding his neck, almost crying.
We see a replay of Sammy Guevara’s incredible dumb beating on Matt Hardy last week. Hardy is backstage for an interview and asked about the attack. Matt says he doesn’t die, and since last week he’s been seeing red. And he will continue to see red until the next AEW Dynamite when he beats Sammy stupid. However he will wait around tonight until he squashes Sammy like an ant – speaking a little like Damascus. A guy walks past kinda dressed like Sammy and Matt rushes him, smacking his head into a shutter over and over until referee’s pull him off.
Cody comes out alongside the entire Nightmare Family and his finally finished TNT Championship. Legend Mike Chioda is the referee for this match.
Scorpio and Cody, now the “Prince of Pro Wrestling”, start the match with a lock-up, and hit some quick wrestling holds. Cody fights up and hits the ropes, leaps for a crossbody but Sky ducks and he flies out of the ring. Cody regroups and slowly gets back inside.
Sky takes a headlock but Cody shoots him off, blocks a shoulder tackle, and poses most muscular. Cody then hip-tosses Sky over the ropes to the floor and sits on the middle rope, inviting him back in. Sky takes his own route and kicks Cody in the gut, but Rhodes comes back with a clothesline that takes both men over the ropes to the floor.
They trade shots on the floor, then both roll back in. Cody hits a drop-down uppercut but Sky fires back with knees to the gut. Sky runs at Cody but gets caught with a snap powerslam for a two-count as we head to the break.
Back live and Cody has Sky in a surfboard stretch. Scorpio fights out but Cody hits a roll-up for a two-count. Sky hits a stun gun to Cody and takes a breather. Scorpio hangs Cody in the tree of woe and kicks him over and over.
Scorpio pulls Cody under the bottom rope and slams him into the ring post. Scorpio applies an abdominal stretch and works on the ribs of Cody. Rhodes counters with a hip toss but then Sky flips him over the ropes onto the ramp and hits a float-over cutter on the carpet.
Sky has hurt his back doing the cutter, so he can’t hit an inside cradle. Cody puts Scorpio up top and hits a superplex but Sky immediately small packages him for a two-count. Sky looks for the TKO but Cody counters with CrossRhodes…but Sky kicks out!
Cody lifts Scorpio in a Tombstone position but he reverses it. Cody breaks free but runs into a jumping STO for a two-count. Sky goes to the apron and looks for a cutter but Cody holds the ropes to avoid it, then hits CrossRhodes again for the win.
After the match Brodi Lee appears on the screen and says that, on August 22nd, he rewrites AEW history – he’s holding the old TNT Championship. He asks if Cody thought his transgressions would be forgotten? The Elite have been dispatched and Cody will put some respect on his name. He says he will take that nice piece of gold from Cody and give him the old belt as a consolation. “Tick tock, time’s up.”
Private Party say their favourite tag team of all-time is The Hardy Boyz. They say their look, their moves, and their entrance makes them the G.O.A.T’s.
We start the match with Jungle Boy and Kenny, and Omega forces JB to the ropes with a lock-up. Marko jumps on the apron and berates Omega for no reason, so Kenny slaps him. Luchasauras pulls him down to the floor and tells him to stay put.
Omega takes a headlock but JB hits a springboard arm-drag. Omega gets mad but runs into a dropkick for a one-count. Luchasauras comes in and slams Omega for a two-count. Sauras punches Kenny in the corner until JB tags in and hits an assisted tope for a two-count.
Omega fires back and Hangman tags himself in for a running basement clothesline. Hangman and Page stand and chop JB over and over but then he chops back, kicks Kenny down, and looks for a springboard but Page trips him up. Hangman hits a springboard clothesline then jumps over the ropes onto Luchasauras as we take a break.
We return to find Luchasauras in the middle of a hot-tag, beating both Champions down. Sauras flips under both of them, kicks Omega, then Chokeslams Hangman, followed by a moonsault for a near-fall. We’ve seen Frankie Kazarian watching from the crowd several times.
Omega hits a V-Trigger to the back of Sauras, then a snap dragon – I don’t know who’s legal. Another snap dragon to Sauras, then JB arm-drags him out of the ring. Omega snap dragons Marko Stunt, then Jungle Boy dives at him and he gets hit with a snap dragon.
Omega gets back inside and hits a cradle bomb to Luchasauras for a near-fall. Page tags in and they double-team the challengers but Sauras fights back with a headkick to Omega. He counters a Buckshot and looks for a double-chokeslam but Omega kicks him. Lucha hits both with a suplex, then JB hits a suicide dive to Omega and a springboard DDT to Page.
Sauras catches a diving Marko Stunt and tosses him out onto Omega before slamming Page for a near-fall. A headkick from Luchasauras and a kick from JB earns a near-fall for the challengers. Omega tosses Sauras out, then Page powerbombs JB over the ropes onto him.
Omega hits a tope to all of Jurassic Express on the floor, then gets Jungle Boy Jack Perry back in the ring. Page powerbombs JB for a near-fall. Omega tags in and they hit the Buckshot/V-Trigger on Jungle Boy for the win.
Santana and Ortiz cut a promo backstage, saying they don’t care how Best Friends got home last week. They have their suitcases and they take them into the showers, pour bleach on them, and turn the showers on. They say they won’t apologise.
Arn Anderon and Tully Blanchard, The Young Bucks, FTR, and the Rock ‘N’ Roll Express are in the ring. The Bucks say everyone is loving tag team appreciation night. Matt says the R’N’R Express were the original Young Bucks. Their style inspired the likes of Shawn and Marty, Matt and Jeff, and them. He thanks them and says they wouldn’t be here without them.
Dax says he is the biggest mark for Arn and Tully and The Rock ‘N’ Roll Express. He says because of them they get to make a living in the best sport in the world. For seven years he’s got to travel the world with his best friend, and it’s because of them. And most importantly, he has a beautiful wife and daughter at home and he gets to give them the life he never had because of them.
Robert says he never misses AEW, he watches every week and loves it. He says he hasn’t seen so much chemistry between two guys (FTR), since Tully and Arn. As for The Bucks, they’ve dominated for 15 years and brought tag wrestling back. They’re the best of their generation.
Arn Anderson says he knows Tully hasn’t been around much, and he isn’t someone who blows some. He speaks the truth. And The Bucks have taken tag team wrestling to a different stratosphere and changed the game. Arn says Ricky and Robert have been doing it for a century and are the best of all-time, but the best today is FTR.
Robert goes to speak but Tully snatches the microphone and tells him not to start something he can’t finish. Tully says Tom Brady is the best quarterback is because he has the rings. You can talk about being the baddest or the best but neither of these teams are the Champions. So let’s keep patting ourselves on the back and pretending we’re all great. Tully turns to Arn and says he’s had beef with him for a year now, and he doesn’t understand the Nighmare ties.
Arn says he’s a grown ass man and he doesn’t need permission for anything. Shawn Spears comes out and Arn walks off. Tully starts to speak again but Ricky jabs him and everything breaks down. Dax somehow hurt his knee in the break apart and Cash is on the mat with him. Once the Bucks are out of the ring they hit Robert with the knee brace and spike piledriver Ricky! The Bucks run back down, as does Page and Omega, but FTR walk away.
Mike Chioda is interviewed backstage but before he can speak Chris Jericho walks up and interrupts. Jericho says he saved Chioda’s job 18 years ago, and that’s why he wants him officiating his match tonight. But he wants to ensure Mike will do the right thing. Chioda says he’ll call it down the middle. Jericho thinks that’s code and says he’ll help keep Chioda in a job again.
Monroe starts the match on the front foot and delivers strikes to the Champion. Shida hits a flying knee and a backbreaker but Monroe comes back with a stomp in the corner for a two-count.
Monroe looks for a straight-jacket but Shida suplexes her into the buckles. Shida lays in some stiff forearms and looks for the falcon arrow but Monroe counters with a roll-up for two. Shida applies a muffler and Monroe taps.
Jake the Snake is backstage with Lance Archer and is mid-sentence. A random guy talks into Archer, so he beats up everyone in the locker room while Roberts says nothing of substance. Archer asks him to say something but he won’t, so Archer rips his shirt open and he has “everybody dies” written on his back.
Next week – on Saturday night – FTR faces Private Party, The Elite Vs. Dark Order, an eight-man tag match, Cody Vs. Brodi Lee, Darby Allin in action, and the final of the Women’s Tag Tournament. Up next, Jericho takes on Orange Cassidy.
The bell rings and Cassidy unloads on Jericho, beating him into the corner. Cassidy hits a small splash and lands more punches, followed by a flying shoulder tackle. Cassidy backs Jericho against the ropes and clotheslines him over to the floor and follows up with a suicide dive.
Cassidy continues the onslaught on the floor and whips Jericho into the barricade. OC gets back in the ring, takes to the top rope, puts the hands in pockets, and jumps onto Jericho. OC puts Jericho back in the ring, jumps on him, and gets a two-count.
Jericho intercepts OC with a big boot, then stomps him. Jericho hits a back suplex, then tips him over the ropes onto the apron for a springboard dropkick that sends OC to the floor.
Back live and Jericho lands a stalling suplex on Cassidy. OC fights back but Jericho drops him with a forearm and hits a Lionsault for a near-fall. Cassidy throws some weak punches at Jericho, then turns it on and hits a thrust kick and a running clothesline.
Cassidy goes up top and hits a flying crossbody for a two-count. Cassidy hits a dragon screw, then another, and both times Jericho fell on his back. OC goes to the middle rope and jumps for a hurricanrana but Y2J counters into the Walls of Jericho. OC counters with a small package for a two-count, and goes to an ankle lock.
Jericho fights free and lifts Cassidy but OC hits a Stunner. Jericho counters a tilt-a-whirl with a Codebreaker for a near-fall. Jericho grabs his baseball bat but Chioda stops him. Jericho tells Chioda to do the right thing and look away, but instead he takes the bat away.
Cassidy rolls Jericho up for a two-count, then hits a Michonoku Driver for a near-fall. Cassidy hits a running kick and takes his elbow pad off. Orange hits the Superman punch but suddenly Best Friends come onto the stage fighting with Santana and Ortiz, distracting Chioda and allowing Hager to run in and slam Orange Cassidy!
Jericho slowly rolls over and covers but OC kicks out! Orange starts punching Jericho but Le Champion hits a low-blow. Jericho looks for the Judas Effect but OC ducks it and rolls him up with a sloppy mouse trap and scores the pinfall!
The show ends almost as soon as the pinfall happens. Well, at least Cassidy won’t have to pay the $7000 laundromat bill.
And that’s it for AEW Dynamite. Let us know what you thought of the show and be sure to check out our NXT results! Until next time, stay safe!