Welcome to Ringside News’ live results coverage of the final AEW Dynamite before All Out this Saturday.
The go-home show tonight will see Jon Moxley face MJF’s crack attorney Mark Sterling, which should be a quick and painless affair, for us at least. Moxley faces MJF at All Out for the AEW Championship and his Paradigm Shift finisher is off limits.
Bafflingly, Chris Jericho faces Joey Janela tonight for no reason. They could have booked Trent or Chuck to face Jericho if they want to continue building the Orange Cassidy feud, and put the tag match on the PPV, but tonight we get this. And speaking of bad booking, Thunder Rosa will make her in-ring debut tonight. The NWA Women’s Champion will face Hikaru Shida at All Out because, in a full year, AEW hasn’t built any adequate women’s stars, and the least egregious of them are injured. Hopefully Thunder Rosa proves herself better than the pack.
Elsewhere tonight, The Young Bucks will team with Jurassic Park to take on SCU and Private Party for no reason and because we can’t get enough guys in the ring at once, and finally we will see Best Friends Vs. Santana & Ortiz. Beyond that we should get more from the TNT Champion Brodi Lee, and hopefully learn more about why Adam Page screwed The Young Bucks last week.
And that’s the salty preview for tonight’s AEW Dynamite. You can follow along here for live updates and join the conversation. Enjoy the show!
Tonight’s episode of Dynamite opens with the announcers running down tonight’s card before explaining the heat between Best Friends and The Inner Circle.
As Santana and Ortiz are making their entrance, Best Friends attack them from behind and all four men brawl on the stage. Santana suplexes Chuck on the floor as Ortiz throws Trent into the stage. Of course, we can’t go more than one minute in AEW without a dive, so Trent comes flying off the stage with a crossbody to take out the heels.
Trent and Chuck drag the steps over and try to suplex Ortiz onto them, but Santana makes the save. Santana whips Chuck into the barricade and he takes a really crappy bump, then tosses Santana over the railing. Chuck pulls a dozen chairs from under the ring while Ortiz continues to beat Trent and Santana finds his bearings. Chuck sets-up all the chairs in a pile at ringside but Santana throws a chair into his face.
Trent hits a Spear to Ortiz at ringside while Taylor back body drops Santana on the ramp. Chuck then gets thrown off the ramp into the castle of chairs. Trent and Santana get into the ring to start the match.
Trent and Santana trade chops but Trent connects with a meteora to drop him. Trent gets whipped to the ropes and Ortiz grabs him, allowing Santana to hit a pump kick. Santana lifts Chuck and suplexes him onto the top rope. Ortiz tags in and they hit a double-team suplex for a two-count.
Ortiz beats on Trent for a hot minute but Trent hits a tornado DDT and Ortiz rolls outside. Trent looks to make a tag but Chuck is still laid out, so he dives through the ropes onto Ortiz. Trent looks for a spear on Santana but he leaps over and Trent hits the guard rail. The heels get Trent back in the ring and beat him down in the corner.
Trent kicks Santana and makes a tag to the returned Chuck. Taylor comes in and beats both Santana and Ortiz, showing zero signs of been thrown through a mess of chairs. Chuck then hits a tope over the ropes to wipe them out and leans on the barricade smiling look an idiot. Taylor gets Santana back inside and hits Soul Food and a falcon arrow for a two-count.
Chuck jumps over Ortiz, and hits a sunset flip to Santana for a two-count. Chuck knees Santana and tags Trent for a running bicycle knee. Trent goes to the apron but Ortiz grabs him and Santana knocks him off onto the steel steps! Ortiz gets Trent back inside and they look for the Street Sweeper but Chuck pulls Ortiz off the apron.
Trent hits Storm Zero, pins, but Santana slowly puts Ortiz’s foot on the rope which led to a really confusing minute. Santana then pulls a weapon out from the ring and waits for Trent to be sent into the ropes and he hits him with it. They hit the Street Sweeper for the win.
We see MJF backstage with Wardlow and he says there is only one outcome on Saturday, and that’s him winning the AEW Championship. One of MJF’s handlers says his attorney wants to speak to him. The guy says he’s found a way out of this match tonight, but Wardlow kicks the door open and drags him out. MJF says he’s wanted to be World Champion since he was a kid and done whatever it took to get to where he is. He knows Sterling is afraid of Moxley but there’s nothing scarier than getting in the way of his goals. He has two options; get in the ring or get put in a fu$king wood chipper. So it’s up to him.
We start the match with Jungle Boy and Frankie Kazarian, who lock-up and do some mat wrestling before both tagging out. Matt Jackson and Quen come in and speed things up as you can imagine. Matt knocks him out of the ring and jumps onto him.
A cringe-worthy plant at ringside taunts Matt with an Adam Page sign, so Jackson snatches it away and throws his beer at him. Matt gets back inside and tags his brother, while Quen tags Christopher. Daniels and Nick keep the momentum, with Nick dropping Daniels with a spin kick. Nick looks to tag one of the Jurassic Express but stops and tags his brother instead.
Nick catapults Daniels into a forearm smash from Matt followed by a springboard Ghetto Stomp. Daniels manages to come back and shove the brothers into each other and then connects with a back suplex on Nick. Jungle Boy and Kazarian tag in again and Frankie lights him up with strikes and a Lariat.
Nick looks for a springboard but Kazarian catches him with a slingshot cutter and then clotheslines him to the floor. Daniels hits a split legged moonsault onto The Bucks on the floor, then Kazarian hits a springboard guillotine leg drop on Jungle Boy for a near-fall.
Kazarian tags Kassidy by slapping his chest and then Private Party double Jungle Boy with a flapjack/facebuster combo for a near-fall. Daniels tags in and connects with a vertical suplex for another near-fall, then drags him to his corner as we head to the break.
We return and Jungle Boy hits a rack drop on Kassidy, then makes a hot tag to Luchasaurus. Lucha drops everyone with strikes and looks for a double Chokeslam on Private Party but they block it and hit a series of dropkicks. He avoids a double big boot attempt and then moonsaults over them and connects with a double clothesline. The big dinosaur hits a moonsault off the apron onto SCU on the floor!
Luchasauras double Chokeslams Private Party and then all four of them hit stereo Risky Businesses on Private Party. Matt goes for a superkick but Kassidy blocks it only for Jungle Boy to get a blind tag and hit a lariat on Isiah. SCU enter the frayand knock Jungle Boy’s partners off the apron. SCU hit a neckbreaker/powerbomb combo, followed by a swanton bomb from Kassidy for a near-fall.
Daniels tags in and avoids a superkick from a charging Matt Jackson causing Jungle Boy to eat it! Daniels hits a uranage followed by a BME. Mark Quen tags back in and hits the shooting star press for a two-count thanks to the dino. Luchasauras drops Daniels with a spinning shining wizard followed by a double team move with Jungle Boy on Quen for a near-fall. Non-stop action as you might imagine.
Luchasauras clotheslines Isiah to the floor before tagging back in. Jungle Boy hits a suicide dive onto Kaz and Kassidy on the outside, meanwhile Matt blind tags in, then he and his brother hit Quen with the BTE Trigger for the pin.
After the match The Young Bucks don’t stick around to celebrate, but leave and look angry. They’ll face Jurassic Express on Saturday at All Out.
We follow Jake Hager into Orange Cassidy’s dressing room and he sits down beside OC. He says Jericho wants Cassidy ringside for his match tonight. Cassidy just puts his foot on Hager’s leg, and he shoves it off. Hager says it would be smart to be there and leaves. Cassidy looks in his backpack for something.
Kenny Omega comes to the ring for an interview with Tony Schiavone. Tony asks what Omega is thinking about the drama with Hangman Page. Omega says Page made a mistake he’ll have to live with. But they have a match on Saturday against FTR and that’s the focus. Kenny says “the lovelorn fool Adam Page” was won over by FTR but they will defeat them. He hopes FTR bring their A-game, because they always bring theirs.
FTR come out with a cooler alongside Tully Blanchard. Dax says they’ve never had a problem with Kenny Omega or Hangman Page. In fact they’re looking forward to having a great, athletic tag team bout with two awesome wrestlers. They open the cooler and hand Omega a chocolate milk and two beers for themselves. Omega says they’re getting to know him, and he can’t turn down chocolate milk, but he can turn down spending time with two dic$heads. He says he isn’t going to be overwhelmed by the two of them and, he laughs, Tully. Kenny says he’ll fight but keep Tully away because he can smell him from where he’s stood – totally a babyface thing to say.
Adam Page comes out with his Undertaker eyes and he joins them in the ring. Dax tells Hangman to explain who got in his head, and made him turn on his friends. Dax says it wasn’t them, or anyone, it was Hangman himself. Dax says Hangman is an insecure little boy and got inside his own head. Dax says tell Kenny how big of a dic$ he is. Kenny leaves the ring, as does FTR, and Hangman is left all alone.
Chris Jericho is backstage with Alex Marvez and he says his match with Orange Cassidy on Saturday will be historic and unforgettable. He says Cassidy is a sure-fire main eventer but he’s not on his level, and the world will see that on Saturday. But tonight he gives everyone a taste when he faces Joey Janela – which is up next!
Jericho comes out for his match with Joey, and Orange Cassidy obliges his wish and comes to ringside to watch. Y2J is wearing an Orange Cassidy t-shirt.
The bell rings and Jericho storms Janela, beating him down in the corner. Jericho whips him to the corner and hits a clothesline, then hits a snapmare and punches Joey’s head. Jericho drags Janela to his feet and hits a back suplex. Jericho hits another suplex, then stands on Joey’s hair and pulls his arms. Jericho taunts Cassidy before hitting a back elbow.
Janela fires back with punches and hits a kind of shoulder block but I think it was a botch because they repeat the spot and Jericho drops him with a lariat. Jericho knees Janela a few times, then throws him through the ropes onto the ramp. Joey springboards into the ring but gets caught with a Codebreaker. Jericho applies a Liontamer but Joey is unconscious.
After the match Jericho continues to punch Janela before going back to stare at Cassidy. Jericho exposes the top turnbuckle, tells OC to watch, then runs him face-first into the steel. Joey is bust open and Jericho beats on him with punches over the ropes. Jericho rubs his OC shirt on Joey’s blood and throws it at Cassidy.
Orange runs into the ring and starts brawling but Jake Hager runs in and throws Orange into the corner. They beat on him until Sonny Kiss runs out and drops Jericho. Cassidy slowly takes his jacket off, not selling anything, and then hits Jericho with a tilt-a-whirl headscissors. He lines-up a Superman punch but Hager pulls Jericho out of the ring. Orange grabs his backpack and pulls out a Little Bit of the Bubbly, then pours it out. That was a decent segment and the best Jericho has looked in a year.
We see a replay of the Matt Hardy/Sammy Guevara match from last week but it ended abruptly. Sammy makes his entrance and Matt is standing up in the rafters like Sting.
Taz comes out with Brian Cage and Ricky Starks. Taz says it’s a fact that one of his two men will win the Casino Battle Royale this weekend. He says Darby Allin needs to wake-up because Starks is going to destroy him. And that big shmuck Lance Archer can’t deal with Brian Cage.
Jake Roberts comes out with Archer and says this week it’s his turn to interrupt. He says as long as they’re around Taz won’t be “busting a nut” in the ring. Jake says Taz and his men are the biggest group of losers he’s ever seen.
Eddie Kingston comes out with The Butcher, The Blade, and The Lucha Bros. Kingston tells them all to shut up. He says Lance isn’t as tough as him. He says Taz used to be around killers but now he’s hanging around two nobodies. Tully Blanchard and Shawn Spears come out and just watch. Taz says enough of the talking, his two guys will fight everyone right now.
Cage and Archer square up but Starks hits Archer and all hell breaks loose. Darby Allin comes out and tackles Ricky Starks. Everyone fights into the ring and throws each other over the ropes. The Inner Circle come out alongside Best Friends and the chaos continues for waaayy too long.
Unbelievably, we come back from the break and the massive brawl is still happening. Hilariously, they just cut away from the brawl to show a video about The Dark Order.
This match gets underway and Rosa forces her to the ropes with a lock-up. Deeb takes a wristlock but Rosa drops down and swipes her feet. Deeb takes the back and counters an Irish whip with a European uppercut. Thunder forearms her back, then hits two arm-drags and a dropkick.
Deeb counters Thunder with a neckbreaker, then slams Rosa’s knee into the mat a few times. Rosa gets sent to the apron but forearms Deeb back. She looks for a shoulder tackle but gets caught and hit with a neckbreaker over the ropes.
Back live and Deeb lands some forearms to Rosa. During the break Rosa hit a running dropkick to Deeb in the tree of woe. Rosa grab the back of Deeb and takes her down with a straight-jacket. Deeb fights up and hits a backbreaker and both women are down.
Serena rallies and hits a few running forearms, then goes to an octopus stretch but quickly shifts to a roll-up for two. Rosa elbows Deeb out of the corner and hits double knees in the corner. Rosa hits a basement dropkick against Deeb on the ropes for a two-count.
Deeb lifts Rosa for a piledriver but Thunder counters and hits a Death Valley Driver for a near-fall! Rosa looks for a pin but Serena counters with one of her own. Rosa lands some stiff shots and hits a German suplex, followed by a running kick. Thunder lifts Serena up and hits a Thunder Driver for the win.
That was, legitimately, the best women’s match in AEW history. It was a great, fundamentally sound match as opposed to an uncoordinated, clunky spot-fest like we’re used to. Jim Ross said it himself, and it’s sad that neither of these women are even employed by AEW.
Jon Moxley is backstage and he says it’s Championship week. He tells MJF not to sweat the process and get nervous. He says come Saturday night all the crap goes away and it’s just the two of them. But is he ready and willing to kill or be killed? Jon says the MJF we see on Saturday has to be the most savage we’ve ever seen. For him it’s simple: 2020 has been bad enough, we don’t need MJF with the title. “You’re here kid, it’s your moment.” He says everything MJF has done up until now has been the easy part…
Tony Schiavone interviews Big Swole at ringside and says she faces Britt Baker on the Buy-In. Swole says they will be fighting tooth and nail – apparently that’s a stipulation. Reba walks up with a hat on and a pizza box, and Tony doesn’t recognise her, allowing Baker to hit Swole from behind with a crutch. Baker shoves Swole’s face into the pizza, then applies Lockjaw on the floor.
It’s main event time and out comes Wardlow and Mark Sterling the attorney.
The bell rings and Moxley stalks Sterling, then feigns a punch and Mark falls backwards. Jon stands in the ring, allowing Mark to circle behind him. Moxley then gets tired and tells him to take a free shot but Sterling doesn’t know how to make a fist.
Sterling swings but Moxley dodges it and slaps him. Sterling is wobbly on his feet and Moxley swings, causing him to jump out of the ring. Wardlow tells him to get in the ring but Sterling had his bell rung. Moxley offers Sterling his back, but sidesteps him and he falls out to the floor.
Moxley gets bored and chases him around the ring. They get back inside and Sterling pokes his eye, so Jon clotheslines him, then knocks him over the ropes to the floor. Moxley pursues him and slams him into the guard rail. Moxley buries Mark under some guard rails, then takes his shoe off and beats him with it.
Moxley gets him back in the ring and grabs a steel chair. Moxley sits on the chair, then throws it out and offers a handshake to Mark and pokes his eye. Moxley hits a Paradigm Shift to end this $hit$how.
Wardlow gets into the ring after the match and clotheslines Moxley. Wardlow hits the F10, then again as MJF comes out with the walker. MJF stops on the ramp and ditches the walker, then takes his neck collar off and rolls up his sleeves.
MJF gets into the ring and unloads on Moxley, then screams into the camera “you want violence? You got it.” MJF puts the Diamond Dozen ring on and punches Moxley on the head. Moxley is bust open and MJF bites his head and chokes him. Wardlow hands MJF the AEW Championship and he poses with it as the show ends.
And that’s it for this week’s AEW Dynamite. Let us know what you thought of the show and I will see you back here on Saturday evening for All Out. Until then, stay safe!