Welcome to Ringside News’ live results coverage of AEW Dynamite on an unusual Thursday night.
Tonight’s AEW is a heavy show that will see Jon Moxley and MJF sign a contract for their huge showdown at All Out in September. While we expect fireworks from that, we also have something of a grudge match beween Matt Hardy and Sammy Guevara, with tables to boot.
Also tonight, the The Natural Nightmares vs The Young Bucks vs Best Friends vs FTR face-off in a Gauntlet Match, and The Lucha Bros team with The Butcher & The Blade to battle Joey Janela, Sonny Kiss, Griff Garrison, and Brian Pillman Jr. So you can expect endless action and very little in the way of rules or selling.
We will also get an update on Cody after last week’s shocking loss to Brodi Lee – who will have a title celebration as well – and Big Swole faces Britt Baker, Reba, and Penelope Ford in a handicap match. If all that wasn’t enough for your indie heart, then the Demo God will be on commentary to boost the ratings. So follow along here for live results and enjoy the show!
Tonight’s show opens with our first match getting underway, as usual, with no real introduction. Chris Jericho makes his entrance to join the commentary booth.
The Young Bucks Vs. The Natural Nightmares
The match gets underway with Nick Jackson and QT Marshall, and they attempt quick roll-ups to no avail, before locking up and instantly shooting off to hit some leapfrogs, arm-drags, sweeps, and more pin attempts. Matt tags in with a sunset flip to QT, but Dustin tags himself in and hits Matt with an arm-drag, then gets caught with two himself.
Dustin acts exhausted before hitting both Bucks with snap powerslams, then tags QT back in for a double-team Russian leg sweep. Marshall hits a dropkick for a two-count, then tags Dustin for an elbow drop from the middle rope. Rhodes attempts to work over the arm but Nick tags in and Matt vaults him up to dropkick Dustin, then they both dropkick QT.
The Bucks hit running forearms and a dropkick/bulldog combo for a two-count. Nick gets hit with a drop-down uppercut and tags Matt, who eats a Canadian Destroyer and both men are down. Tags made to both guys and QT hits lariats and a flying shoulder to Nick. Marshall hits a backbreaker into an STO for a near-fall.
Marshall looks for the QT Special but the Bucks hit stereo superkicks, then to Dustin as well. QT shoots Matt into Nick and rolls him up for two, then hits a pop-up forearm. The Bucks hit more superkicks and BTE-Triggers for the win.
The Natural Nightmares Eliminated
The Young Bucks Vs. Best Friends
Nick Jackson starts against Chuck but knocks Trent off the apron. He drops Chuck, then kicks Trent from the apron, hits a facebuster to Chuck, looks for a moonsault to Trent but nobody’s home and gets caught with a spear from Trent. Chuck gets him in the ring and starts working Nick over before tagging Trent.
Trent looks for a suplex but Nick knees him, then ducks a lariat and slides under the bottom rope to pull Chuck off the apron. Trent tries to slam Nick on the apron but Buck counters and hits a German suplex on the apron.
Matt tags in and throws hands to both Trent and Chuck. A DDT takes Chuck out, then Trent is whipped hard into the buckles. Trent chops Matt but eats a kick to the face and a float-over stunner for a two-count. Matt knocks Chuck off the apron and hits the locomotion suplexes but Trent counters the fourth with a tornado DDT.
Tags made to Chuck and Nick, and they trade shots. Chuck slams Nick and makes a tag to Trent. They hit soul food half-and-half then hug. They look for Strong Zero but Matt holds Chuck on the ropes, then drops him on the floor. Trent knocks Matt off the apron but Nick kicks him in the head.
Matt holds Trent hanging on the apron and Nick hits a senton onto him. Nick makes a tag and Matt sets Trent on the ropes for a 450 from Nick. Hangman Page appears at ringside and he holds Nick’s leg so he can’t make a tag and Trent pins Matt.
The Young Bucks Eliminated
Hangman stands by the Bucks at ringside, not looking at them. They try to ask him why but he just walks off. After the break Best Friends will face FTR.
FTR Vs. Best Friends
During the commercial break FTR beat Best Friends before the match. We join the match with Cash working on the leg of Chuck in their corner. Dax tags in and hits his patented snap leg drops. Trent hits a jawbreaker and looks to make a tag but Cash pulls Trent off the apron and suplexes him on the floor.
Dax chop blocks Chuck, whose been favouring his leg all match. Ridiculously, Tony Schiavone reminds us that all FTR matches have rules, as if that’s a novelty. Dax continues working on the leg and applies a reverse Figure Four causing Trent to tap out.
That easy win grants FTR a tag team title shot against Kenny Omega & Hangman Page at AEW All Out on September 5th.
We get another video package of Darby Allin, who has thumbtacks in his back and jumps off a bridge.
Lance Archer W/Jake Roberts Vs. Sean Maluta
The bell rings and Archer punches Maluta down. Archer goes to the top rope and takes his shirt off, tossing it into the crowd. Archer hits Maluta with a shoulder tackle and he rolls out. Archer slaps Maluta against the guard rail before putting him back inside the ring.
Maluta tries to chop Archer but he no-sells them, then slaps him down and hits a release suplex. Archer hits repeated running back elbows in the corner, then poses on the top rope. Archer hits a Chokeslam but stops the pin himself. Archer hits the Blackout, then slams his head a few times into the mat for the win.
Winner: Lance Archer
Back live and Jake Roberts is still in the ring with Lance Archer. He says that at All Out there will be a Casino Battle Royale and 21 men will feel they have a good chance at winning, but Archer will win. He says they need this shot to wipe that blemish from their record. Roberts asks if he can beat 20 other men and Archer says as fast as they can enter the ring. Roberts says he’s like a wood chipper that chews people up and spits them out.
As Roberts is talking, random music starts playing and out walks Taz, Brian Cage, and Ricki Starks. Taz says he and Roberts have never crossed paths but he needs to realise Archer won’t be winning the battle royale. Tax says one of his men will be winning and Cage holds his FTW title up. Darby Allin comes in from the side entrance on a skateboard, slides into the ring and attacks Starks. They brawl to the back while Taz and Roberts keep the big guys separated.
MJF is shown with a neck brace and a walker backstage and he berates his handlers. He walks slowly to the ring, grimacing.
MJF comes out with his handlers and his walker to sign the contract for his match against Moxley at All Out, and the Champion is out second.
MJF’s handler says the contract also states that Moxley’s Paradigm Shift will be banned at All Out. MJF signs the contract and slides it over. MJF says everybody knows how contract signings end in violence, but as much as he’d love to slap Jon for attacking him from behind, he won’t because he’s not an animal. He asks Moxley to practice social distancing, “kinda like your hairline.”
Moxley says Moxley has to hit puberty before his hairline will recede. MJF says he speaks real well for someone from middle-America. MJF says everybody wants to see this match but he doesn’t get the hype. He’s a one trick pony with his crazy schtick, but he was wrong, Moxley is really good. A badass.
MJF says nobody in their right mind would want to be in a dark alley with Jon Moxley but on September 5th they won’t be in an alley, they’ll be in a ring. And that’s where Moxley is in danger. He is a pro wrestler and he will systematically take Moxley apart using the ring like a surgeon uses a scalpel. And Jon will panic because he’s not a wrestler, he’s a goon who likes to brawl.
MJF says Moxley idolised people like Sandman and New Jack and all he knows is fighting outside the ring. While he grew up watching the likes of Ernie Ladd and Tully Blanchard, and his ring IQ is far too big for Jon. He says Moxley’s fanboys won’t be able to help him, and he will walk out with the platinum. And if Moxley thinks he’s that good, does he really need one little move to win? Unless he’s not man enough. In which case he can tell Jon’s hot wife he’s single.
Moxley jumps up but gets told to stay back or he’ll get sued. Moxley sits back down and asks the fans if he should sign. He says he’s no lawyer but it all comes down to whether or not he needs the Paradigm Shift? He says he doesn’t. He’d love to hurt MJF and drop him on his head over and over but MJF is forcing him to get creative. Forcing him to think of the ways he could choke or snap MJF. He doesn’t want to get sued, so he’ll sign the contract. Before he does he tells MJF that nothing he says matters, and nothing he signs matters. On September 5th, MJF is a dead man.
MJF’s lawyer thanks Moxley and says he’s a dumbass for signing the contract. Moxley thanks them and says he didn’t expect them to go for the clause on page 17. The lawyer and MJF flip to page 17 and it says Moxley faces the lawyer next week, and if he doesn’t show up MJF doesn’t get his title shot. Moxley thanks them again and walks off.
The Butcher, The Blade, & The Lucha Bro’s W/Eddie Kingston Vs. Brian Pillman Jr., Sonny Kiss, Joey Janela, & Griff Garrison
Garrison starts against The Blade, and Griff gets the better of him before hitting an avalanche in the corner. Everyone gets in the ring and a brawl ensues as you might expect. Fenix and Pentagon take out their opponents with somersault sentons.
Blade hits a dropkick to Garrison and The Butcher hits a gutwrench suplex. Blade runs into an elbow from Garrison but Blade cuts his comeback off. Garrison boots him down and Sonny Kiss tags in for a hurricanrana. Kiss does a handspring slap before doing a Matrix-dodge into a clothesline. Blade cuts him off and slows down the pace for a minute.
Janela tags in, and teams with Kiss to hit a double-team hip toss. Kiss then hits a split kick and Janela sends Blade to the corner, but he gets out. Butcher tags in and beats him down, then avalanches Joey. The Lucha Bros tag in and hit some double-team flips and dives as we head to the break.
We come back from the break to see Pentagon attacking Janela. Fenix and Kiss tag in and Sonny hits a hurricanrana and goes for a diving split kick, but Fenix moves. Fenix goes for a springboard arm drag, but Janela catches him. Janela hits a Death Valley Driver on the apron but Pentagon then hits Janela with a Package Piledriver on the apron.
Pillman tags in and attacks The Butcher and The Blade. Pillman gets the better of them before hitting the ropes and connecting with a clothesline. The Butcher and The Blade hit a suplex/powerbomb combo. The Lucha Bros then hit a dropkick/double arm DDT combo for the win.
Winners: The Butcher, The Blade, & The Lucha Bro’s
Eddie Kingston gets in the ring and demands the referee raise his team’s hands. Kingston says at the Casino Battle Royal, all five of them will be in it and one of them will win it.
Evil Uno comes out with some of the Dark Order goons, who are carrying a coffin. Uno says he’s been so happy this past week that he purchased six lawnmowers – which we can see around the ring. He says this is a celebration of this, and he points at the coffin on the stage. He says they bidding farewell to Cody and they open the coffin to see Ten inside, wearing Cody’s neck tattoo and dressed like him. Ten gets out and they drape the Nighmare flag over it, saying that is the final nail in the coffin of the Nightmare Family.
Brodi Lee comes out with Anna Jay, wearing a suit, and holding the TNT Championship. Tony Schiavone comes down to the ring to interview Lee. He says a year ago everyone was laughing at him and his men, but now look at them. The Dark Order chant “Cody sucks”. Brodi says the open challenge is over, so all the indie wrestlers can stay clear. He says Cody will never get the TNT Championship back.
Brodi introduces the newest member of the Dark Order, Anna Jay – just a few weeks late on that introduction. Lee hits one of his goons because they said they’ve been celebrating for a week. Lee says he’s unstoppable but out comes Dustin Rhodes, alongside QT Marshall and they get beat up by Dark Order. Scorpio Sky comes out as well and he rallies against a lot of Dark Order, but comes face-to-face with Brodi and Anna slaps him, allowing Lee to attack him.
After Lee is gone, Matt Cardona comes out and helps Dustin, Marshall, and Scorpio clear the goons from the ring. Lee comes back out and berates them before staring down the babyfaces.
Dasha Fuentes interviews Hangman in the bar and asks why he screwed Matt and Nick. Before he can answer The Bucks appear and get in his face, asking if he’s afraid of them. Matt asks who the hell Hangman is, he’s obviously not their friend and he’s never been good enough. Nick calls him a jobber and Matt takes the drink out of his hand and throws it over him. They tell him he’s out of The Elite and slam the door. Hangman is left staring at a broken mirror.
3-on-1 Handicap Match
Dr. Britt Baker, Penelope Ford, & Reba W/Kip Sabian vs. Big Swole
The heels attack before the match can properly begin, but once the bell rings Penelope literally botches the first move. Ford dodges a kick and forces Swole to the corner for a handspring back elbow. Reba tags in and hits a leaping knee, then goes to the top rope, cautiously, and Swole shoves her down.
Swole climbs up and hits a hurricanrana, which Reba jumps for a second afterwards. Swole then slides out of the ring and punches Sabian down. Ford attacks her and gets her back in the ring where Reba hits a moonsault for a two-count. Reba grabs Baker’s crutch and swings very slowly at Swole, but she dodges and hits Ford. Swole knocks Reba out and pins Ford to end this disaster.
Winner: Big Swole
The announcers run down the card for next week’s show, as well at the All Out PPV. Dark Order appear at ringside and hand a contract offer to Taya Conti, who takes it gleefully.
Sammy Guevara Vs. Matt Hardy
The match begins and Matt dodges a kick and slaps Sammy, then takes a guillotine choke and puts Sammy down. Hardy forearms the back but Sammy grabs him and jumps on the top rope only for Matt to shove him off to the floor.
Hardy tosses Sammy over the barricade and punches him repeatedly as he sits on a chair. Matt grabs a chair and throws it at Sammy and he dodges. Weirdly, we’re back to a break already, despite no entrances.
We return from the break to see Matt hit a Side Effect on the apron. Sammy has been busted open. Matt sets him on a table at ringside and leaps off the apron for an elbow drop through the table…but Sammy had rolled off.
Guevara brings a chair into the ring and tries to throw it at Matt like he did a few weeks ago, but Matt stops him. Hardy puts the chair over Sammy’s head and this a Twist of Fate. Hardy then grabs a table from under the ring that says “Deleted” on it, and he sets it above an upright chair.
Matt is wobbly because of the chair shot from weeks ago, and he’s unable to climb the ropes. Guevara takes the opportunity to superplex Matt off the top rope through the table and chair!
Winner: Sammy Guevara
Orange Cassidy runs out and tackles Jericho over the announce desk and through a faux wall. They brawl on the stage as officials try to separate them. Cassidy hits a Superman punch and they roll around on the floor until they’re separated.
And that’s it for AEW Dynamite. Let us know what you thought of the show. Next week’s will be back to Wednesday night, but until then be sure to check out our results for last night’s NXT! Stay safe.