Welcome to Ringside News’ live results coverage of AEW Dynamite for September 23rd!
That’s right kids, we’re back for another week of violent, high-flying, non-stop senseless action! Two titles will be on the line tonight, with Jon Moxley defending against Eddie Kingston, and Orange Cassidy challenging Brodi Lee. Lance Archer tested positive for Coronavirus, so he’s out of action, and so AEW has put Kingston in a title match with Moxley as the main event – surely it can’t be any worse than last week? Meanwhile tonight will likely start a feud between Cassidy and The Dark Order that could culminate at Full Gear.
With Moxley defending against Eddie Kingston, that means the planned six-man tag with Will Hobbs and Darby Allin taking on Brian Cage, Ricky Starks, and Lance Archer is out the window. We can expect those guys to appear in some capacity, as well as a much-touted appearance from Chris Jericho. And Matt Hardy will be there as well, despite saying he was leaving for a while. Finally, Hikaru Shida teams with Thunder Rosa to face the dangerously awful team of Ivelisse and Diamante.
And that’s the rundown for this week’s AEW Dynamite. The excitement is palpable. Let us know what you’re looking forward to and enjoy the show!
This week’s AEW Dynamite opens with a graphic remembering Road Warrior Animal, who passed away earlier today.
Superbad Kip Sabian dances his way to the ring with his girlfriend. Kip says it’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for; the in-ring debut of the best man. Miro comes to the ring, actually looking fired-up and not like he’s goofing around.
The match starts with Sonny and Kip, and Kiss hits a few arm-drags, followed by a running forearm in the corner and a hurricanrana. Kip tags out and Miro comes in but Sabian tags himself back in. Sabian and Janela make quick tags to isolate and keep Kip beaten down, while Miro watches like a hawk from the apron.
Sabian makes a hot tag like a babyface because AEW is dumb, and Miro comes in with double clotheslines and a release sidewalk slam to Kiss. And Miro tags himself back out because logic be damned, and Kip hits Sonny with terrible-looking headbutts in the corner. Miro tags back in and hits a few gutwrench suplexes to Sonny, followed by a European uppercut and a body slam.
Miro flips Sabian over the ropes onto Sonny, then Sabian hits a running kick and poses. Now it’s Joey Janela’s time to make a hot tag but Aubrey didn’t see the tag and she sends him back out. Miro tags in and chokes Sonny on the middle rope. Sabian tags in and Kiss beats him down before tagging Janela.
Joey drops Kip with a forearm, then tries to hit Miro but he doesn’t budge. Joey knocks Miro out of the ring and he favours his knee. Sabian whips Joey towards Miro by the barricade and Miro flips Joey over. Miro then throws Kip over the barricade and he collides with Joey and lands head-first on the concrete. Joey asks Kip twice very audibly if he’s OK, before getting him back in the ring.
Janela hits a superkick to Kip, then tosses him outside. Sonny gets on the ropes but Miro shoves Janela into him and he falls hard on the apron. Miro tags himself in then he and Kip get beaten back by Kiss before they hit a double-team gutbuster. Miro tosses Joey over the ropes into Sabian, then connects with the Matcha Kick to Kiss, followed by The Accolade for the win.
Eddie Kingston comes out as Kip and Miro are leaving. He tells the hard camera to stay on him. Tonight he faces Jon Moxley for the AEW World Championship because he was never eliminated from the Casino Battle Royale. He says Jon Moxley is a sell-out because he decided he’d rather be a sports entertainer than a wrestler. Moxley comes down like a bat out of hell but referees quickly get between them.
Because he was just so riveting last week and because he wants to be a singles wrestler, the charismatic enigma Kenny Omega joins the commentary team to watch another Hangman Page match.
The match gets underway and they lock-up with Uno forcing Page to the corner. Uno takes a wristlock but Page turns the tables and takes a headlock. Uno shoots him off and drops Hangman with a shoulder tackle. Hangman kips up and connects with a big boot. Page runs into an elbow, but hits a facebuster.
Hangman hits a bridging pumphandle suplex for a two-count. Uno lands some chops to the chest and a back suplex. Page throws Uno to the apron and hits a springboard clothesline, followed by a dive over the ropes. Page puts Uno back inside and the Dark Order goof grabs the referee to keep Hangman away.
Page swings a kick but Uno catches his foot and hands it to the referee, then hits a neckbreaker – dumb. Uno poses on the ropes like Shawn Michaels as we head to a break.
We return to see Dark Order surround Hangman on the ramp but good guy Evil Uno stops them and tells them to leave – while Kenny Omega says he wants to win fair and square. Uno gets on the apron with Hangman and gets backdropped. Page puts him in the ring and goes up top for a flying clothesline but nobody’s home.
Hangman hits a fallaway slam followed by a shooting star press for a two count. Page hits repeated running lariats in the corner until Uno bounces out with a big boot. Uno, no-selling, leaps onto the top rope for a swanton bomb and a near-fall. They trade clotheslines and Hangman gets the better of the exchange.
Hangman attempts the shooting star again but eats knees. Page then tries to hand Uno’s boot to the referee but they mess it up and Hangman powerbombs him. Hangman goes to the apron for the Buckshot Lariat and scores the three count.
Tony Schiavone is outside the Young Bucks locker room and he flinches when Matt opens the door. Matt says they were out of line when they superkicked Alex Marvez but people should sympathise with them and how much they’ve lost. But they’re determined to do better. Tony says FTR are the cause of all this, and they’re the Tag Team Champions, so how did that feel? Matt gets incredulous and says Tony is trying to piss him off. Matt smashes Tony’s phone into a wall a few times, then hands him some money and goes back inside.
The match gets underway and Brodi sits on the top rope while John Silver stomps on Orange Cassidy’s jacket. OC drops his shirt on Silver’s head and he stomps it as well. Anna Jay gets on the apron but OC puts his sunglasses on her. Lee takes them off and comes to stand across from Cassidy.
OC puts his hands in his pockets and does the shin kicks but Lee drops him with an uppercut and tosses the sunglasses. OC hits a dropkick that knocks Lee out of the ring, then the Dark Order all stand and wait for OC to jump at them but he gets caught. Lee then hits a suicide dive onto OC and all his goons.
Lee chops OC on the floor and gets him back inside for a two-count. Lee chops him again and kicks him out of the ring, where his goons stomp Cassidy. Lee hits a senton over the ropes for a two-count, then tosses Cassidy out for the fourth time and his goons go to work while the referee watches. Lee counters a DDT attempt and hits a spinning sidewalk slam for a two-count.
Back live and Lee is still in control of the match as he catapults OC into the bottom rope, then hits a half-and-half suplex. Another suplex, then Lee lifts Cassidy but he falls back down. Lee looks for the discus clothesline but OC sits down to avoid it. Lee tries again but the same thing happens. Cassidy rolls him up for two, then shoves him into two turnbuckles.
Cassidy counters a powerbomb and sends Lee out of the ring to hit a suicide dive, then another. Cassidy drops some of the Dark Order, then dodges them so they hit each other. Cassidy tries to hit a float-over Stunner to Lee but somehow completely botches it. Cassidy goes up top for a diving DDT.
Cassidy hits a running kick, then another but Brodi stands up and screams. Cassidy hits a tilt-a-whirl DDT, followed by an air raid crash and a near-fall. Silver comes in and Cassidy hits him with the Orange Punch. Lee grabs OC for a powerbomb and a discus lariat for the win.
As Brodi is celebrating his win, the lights go out. Ominous music plays and red lights hit the stage, then Cody comes out with black hair and more pyro than the entirety of a WrestleMania set. Cody comes to the ring and beats up the entire Dark Order in a suit. Cody hits a springboard Cutter, then slams Five’s leg into the ring post and applies a Figure Four but Brodi is long gone.
Brodi Lee rips the microphone out of Dasha’s hand backstage. Lee says he’s been undeniable for five weeks while Cody has been gone. He asks what kind of man would send others to do his work, what kind of man let’s his wife post “Instagram thirst traps”. He then lifts a chain and says he’s coming for Cody, he’ll wrap it around Cody’s neck and he’ll have nowhere to go. He gives Cody one week to respond to the challenge.
Matt Hardy comes out, limping, alongside Private Party. Hardy says last week someone attacked him from behind and he’s been trying to figure out who – not like Jericho and Hager basically admitted to it. Hardy says he talked to Brodi Lee, MJF, and The Inner Circle, but all he remembers is that he was hit by something metal, maybe a bat, and the person was wearing a mask. Hardy, ever the detective, says Jericho is a suspect.
Hardy says the only reason why Private Party didn’t beat Jericho and Hager is because Jericho used said bat. Hardy says the more things change the more they stay the same, and Jericho can call himself whatever he wants but he’ll always be an a$$hole. Jericho, Santana, Ortiz, and Hager come out to the stage and we have to wait a solid minute while the fans sing along to Judas.
Jericho says there are only four of them because Matt apparently injured Sammy Guevara and he won’t be back for a while. Except he’s back right now and out comes the most dangerous kid in wrestling. Jericho says he would never hit Matt from behind with a bat, he’s the million viewer man. And if he wanted to hurt Matt he’d do it face-to-face so he could see his happy face while he did it. Y2J says he can do it right now if he wants and Hardy tells them to bring it.
Private Party push Matt back and Marc takes the microphone. Quen tells Matt to go home and get healed, then turns to Jericho and says he laid him out last week. Kassidy takes the microphone and says he’s got this. He says Jericho beat him last week but he almost beat Y2J twice. So next week he wants to face Jericho one-on-one. He says he’s going to make Jericho his Le Champion bitch.
Tony Schiavone interviews FTR and Tully Blanchard in the ring. Tully thanks the fans and says he wants to change the rules. He has made a 20 minute time limit for FTR’s matches and they get to pick the opponents. Next week it will be FTR Vs. SCU, and if SCU can’t win within the time limit FTR get the win. Dax says the main event last week was a glorified backyard brawl.
Best Friends come out and Trent says what they did was war. And they might be banged up but they’ll have a 20 minute war tonight again. FTR agree but before it can start Cash says they can’t do this, they’re fighting Champions and it’s obvious Best Friends aren’t 100% tonight. Chuck Taylor calls FTR “weenies” and hugs Trent.
Up next is the women’s tag team match and, by the grace of God, it might be better than that disaster last week. The ever professional Diamante and Ivelisse come to the ring. Before the match can begin the heels attack the Champions and the referee decides that’s a good time to start the match.
Rosa gets tossed out of the ring and Shida gets back suplexed onto her head for a quick two count. Shida drags Diamante under the rope and looks to knee her but Ivelisse intervenes. Rosa throws her into the barricade, then teams with Shida to knee Diamante together. Rosa tags in and Shida suplexes her onto Diamante for a two-count.
Rosa jumps over Diamante, then catches her with two arm-drags and a body slam. Rosa hits the ropes and a senton to Diamante for a two-count. Ivelisse tags in and they kick Thunder together, then Ivelisse goes back to the apron and Diamante covers but the referee reminds them they just made a tag – how can they be this bad? Ivelisse punches Rosa and hits a slam for a two-count.
Back live and Diamante hits a wheelbarrow Stunner, then Ivelisse hits something similar but Rosa breaks the pin attempt. Rosa drops Diamante but Ivelisse catches her with an STO. Rosa inadvertently hits Shida with a knee and Ivelisse catches her with a hook kick for two. Diamante tags in for sliced bread and gets a near-fall.
Rosa tosses Ivelisse out of the ring, meanwhile Diamante attempts a Code Red but Rosa stops it. Rosa lifts Diamante for a Death Valley Driver, then Shida hits the Falcon Arrow but Ivelisse stops it. Rosa knocks Ivelisse from the ring, then Shida hits Diamante with a knee for the merciful win.
Dasha is backstage with Jericho and she asks about the challenge from Kassidy. Jericho says he respects Kassidy and some day he’ll be a big star here. But it won’t be next week because Kassidy will face the million dollar man and the only shots he’ll get are from Le Champion.
MJF walks up and he says he’s disgusted by Kassidy’s challenge. Jericho says that means a lot coming from the undisputed, undefeated AEW World Champion, that means a lot. MJF says that means a lot coming from a legend like Jericho. The two of them say they’re both great, then they simultaneously ask why they called each other losers. MJF says he was talking about the limo drivers, and Jericho says he was talking about Tony Schiavone. They both mock Tony, then they say they’re both alright and walk off.
How long until this one gets outside the ring? The bell rings and they lock-up, with Kingston taking Moxley down with a side headlock. Moxley fights up and gets a wristlock, but Eddie grabs the ropes. They start slapping each other in the face, then chopping the chest.
Kingston hits an enziguiri and a clothesline, then tosses Moxley from the ring. Eddie punches and rakes Moxley’s face on the floor, then tosses him into the timekeeper’s area and flips the table over onto him. Chaos has ensued as we head to the final break of the night.
Back live and Kingston has Moxley tied up in a submission. The Champion fights up but Kingston drops him with a chop to the chest. Kingston hits a big boot but Moxley no-sells it and hits a lariat and both men go down. Once again the action spills outside and Moxley hits a, you guessed it, suicide dive.
Back inside, Moxley hits a few knees to the face, then a piledriver for a near-fall. Kingston counters Moxley with a powerbomb and some elbow strikes while the referee says Moxley got a “stinger”. Kingston hits a backdrop, then another and scores a two-count. Kingston chops and slaps Moxley in the corner but the Champion fires back. Moxley dodges an elbow and applies a rear naked choke but transitions to a bulldog choke and Kingston passes out.
The Lucha Bro’s run out after the match and attack Moxley. Kingston comes to but out comes Will Hobbs to make the save. The Lucha Bro’s get the better of Hobbs as well but then, because the big guy couldn’t do it, out comes Tony Hawk to make the save. After clearing the ring, Darby is floored by a spear from Ricky Starks. Taz comes out and watches as Lucha Bro’s, Kingston, and Starks continue the beatdown, then pose together.
And that’s it for this week’s AEW Dynamite. Let us know why on earth you like this show and be sure to check out our results for NXT. Until next time, stay safe!