Welcome to Ringside News’ live results coverage of AEW Dynamite on October 7th.
As is becoming rather customary, this week’s Dynamite is heavy on the title defenses. First and foremost, the TNT Title is on the line in a dog collar match between Brodi Lee and Cody. The build-up to this match has been pretty terrible all around – like why not have the Dark Order goon with the neck tattoo actually be Cody two weeks ago and do the return that way? And why wasn’t Cody the one to cut a fired-up promo backstage demanding a dog collar match? AEW tends to do everything ass-backwards, so I’m not surprised, however I am expecting a brutal match tonight.
The AEW Tag Team Titles will be on the line tonight against the painfully poor team of TH2 – Angelico & Jack Evans – in a match that makes no sense whatsoever. Perhaps this “twenty minute brush with greatness” is a heel’s way of saying “open challenge”, and so we’ll get FTR title defenses every week, but right now it just doesn’t make sense. Unless of course it was explained on Dark or Being The Elite, which I refuse to watch.
And finally, the FTW Title will be on the line for the first time in AEW history, as Brian Cage defends the belt against Will Hobbs. Beyond that Serena Deeb will face Big Swole, Jericho & Hager will face Luther & Serpentico, and we’ll get the 30 year career celebration for Chris Jericho. And that’s the entire rundown for tonight’s AEW. Let me know what you’re excited to see and you can follow our live updates right here from 8 PM EST. Enjoy the show!
Tonight’s show starts with a video package about the career of Chris Jericho, featuring glowing comments from many of the AEW roster.
We go live to the arena where we see Miro and Kip Sabian playing an arcade machine at ringside. Ricky Starks and Taz are on commentary with JR, Tony Schiavone, and Excalibur.
(C) Brian Cage Vs. Will Hobbs
Both men run at each other from the get-go and Hobbs stumbles Cage. Hobbs punches Cage and hits a flying crossbody. Cage is forced to the corner but the behemoth comes out with a facebuster for a two-count. Cage forces Hobbs to the corner and drills him with multiple shoulder tackles.
Hobbs starts firing back but Cage drops him to a knee and hits a basement dropkick. Cage hits a standing moonsault for a two-count then goes to a sleeper hold. Hobbs fights to his feet and hits a back suplex to break the sleeper. Hobbs pulls himself up in the corner and kicks an incoming Cage. Repeated clotheslines from Hobbs are followed by an awesome flying shoulder tackle.
Hobbs looks for a backdrop but Cage kicks him, only for Hobbs to catch him with a powerslam for a two-count. Hobbs signals for the end and grabs Cage but gets picked up. Hobbs slides off Cage’s shoulder and hits a sit-out spinebuster for a near-fall. Cage slides under Hobbs’ legs and hits a pumphandle facebuster. Cage gets Hobbs up and hits an F5 for a near-fall!
Cage can’t believe it and he gets mad. Cage looks for the F5 again but Hobbs elbows him, then Cage hits a German suplex. Hobbs pops back up and hits Cage with a German suplex, then both get up and share a staredown followed by a double clothesline and both guys are down. They trade shots as they climb to their feet – this spot actually makes sense here – until Hobbs ducks Cage and hits a spinebuster for a near-fall. Hobbs goes to the top rope and attempts a frog splash but Cage moves, and the Champion hits a Michonoku Driver for the win.
Winner: Brian Cage
Wow, that was actually a great match. I think that might be the first AEW match I’ve ever seen that didn’t leave the ring. Starks joins Cage and they surround Hobbs. Taz grabs the microphone and says Will Hobbs was great, he fought his ass off. He then offers Hobbs the opportunity to join team Taz…or say no and get his ass kicked. Before he can answer, Darby Allin comes out and sits in the ring with his skateboard so Cage and Starks retreat. Taz shouts at Darby and tells him he’s going to learn soon to stop sticking his nose in his business.
We see a video from Slash, Dennis Miller, Bully Ray, Hiroshi Tanahashi, and his father Ted Irvine, congratulating Jericho on 30 years in the business.
Lance Archer cuts a promo in which he acknowledges wrestling Moxley in a Texas Death Match in New Japan Pro Wrestling. He says he’s learned a lot since that loss and things are different. Archer says Moxley has spent a lot of time wrestling a lot of people but none of them are him and he’s more prepared than ever.
AEW Tag Team Championships
(C)FTR W/Tully Blanchard Vs. TH2
Before this match begins we see the Young Bucks watching backstage but for some reason they’re standing with their backs to the monitor and their heads twisted around. Jack Evans starts the match with Dax but he hits a dropkick to Cash and rolls-up Dax for a two-count. Evans attempts a few more pin attempts then botches jumping out of the ring and hits a terrible springboard spinning kick to drop Dax.
Angelico tags in and does some ridiculous routine to take Dax down by the leg. Dax breaks free and rolls outside to regroup. They decide to leave and grab their belts. Angelico jumps off the stage and gets caught by FTR, who just stand there holding him for a solid ten seconds until Evans comes off the top rope with a rolling senton to wipe all three out.
Evans gets Dax inside and body slams him, then goes to the top rope. Tully gets on the apron to distract the referee, which allows Cash to crotch Evans on the top rope. Dax dragon screw whips Evans off the top rope, then takes him outside and drops him knee-first on the guard rail. Dax tosses Evans back over the guard rail and then slams him knee into the ring post. Dax distracts the referee as Cash applies a Figure Four around the ringpost to Evans.
Back live and Cash hits a kneebreaker to Evans, then another. Cash looks for a Figure Four but Evans kicks him off and face-first into the buckles. Dax tags in and cuts off the tag but Evans drops him. Dax dragon screw whips Evans and applies a single leg Boston crab. Tully tells Evans to tap but he reaches the bottom rope. Dax looks for another kneebreaker to Evans but gets rolled-up for a near-fall.
Cash and Angelico get tags, and the TH2 dancer takes out both members of FTR. Angelico gets them both in a submission at the same time but they both grab the ropes. Cash misses a splash in the corner and Evans kicks him. Evans tags in and TH2 hit a double-team move for a two-count. Angelico tags in and flips Evans onto Cash for a two-count.
We see the Bucks watching again and now they’re standing like normal human beings. Dax hits a rolling German suplex to Evans, then Cash hits a tiger suplex. Angelico breaks a pin attempt but gets thrown outside and FTR team-up on Evans but he drops Cash with a Capoeira kick. Dax puts Evans on the top rope but gets elbowed off. Evans hits a truly terrible rolling leg drop followed by a moonsault for a near-fall.
Angelico knocks Cash from the ring with another Capoeira kick then dives over the ropes at him but Cash avoids it and slams him face-first onto the apron. Evans knocks Cash off the apron and hits a bizarre roll-up for a near-fall. Evans swings some horrible punch attempts and hits a rolling kick that stuns Dax but the Champion drops him with a stiff lariat, followed by a powerbomb for a near-fall. Dax lifts Evans onto the top rope and tags Cash. Dax hits a superplex and Cash hit a splash and that’s all she wrote.
FTR are phenomenal and TH2 are one of the worst tag teams I’ve ever seen, what else is there to say? The Bucks are shown again and they’re angry, so they superkick the cameraman.
Pictures of Dax and Cash as sausages appear on the screen – I thought we’d gotten away from FTR doing bad comedy – and out come Best Friends. Trent makes sure we got the joke and really drives home the “weenies” point. They make fun of FTR and Chuck says Tony Khan has confirmed their title opportunity next week. FTR swing the belts at them but miss and Best Friends start beating on them but FTR retreat. Best Friends lift the belts in the ring.
MJF talks about Chris Jericho and says Y2J once told him to not be afraid to take bits and pieces from the people he admires, and MJF pointed at him. Jericho smiles and MJF says he’s excited for where their friendship is going. Shaquille O’Neal, Gene Simmons, Don Callis, Lars Ulrich, Diamond Dallas Page are the next people to wish Jericho a happy anniversary.
Dog Collar Match
(C) Brodi Lee W/Dark Order Vs. Cody W/Brandi & Arn Anderson
The match gets underway and both men stand opposite each other and tug on the chain. Lee pulls Cody towards him so Cody dives with a chained-fist but Brodi dodges and Cody hits Silver on the apron. Brodi drops Cody and kicks his back, then lifts him and hits a body slam. Silver got bust open by the chain. Cody starts firing back but jumps up top and Lee yanks the chain and he falls to the mat. Brodi goes out and drags Cody out via the chain, then uppercuts him on the floor. Lee lifts and slams Cody face-first onto the apron.
Brodi asks for a chair and he sets it up for John Silver to sit on but Cody then dropkicks Silver off the chair. Lee gets back inside and drags Cody in by the chain, then drops him with a lariat. Brodi hits a DDT and we see Anna Jay come out to check on Silver; she helps him to the back. Brodi rakes Cody’s face using the chain and somehow Cody is bust open, because we can’t have a big Cody match without colour. Brodi drags Cody under the bottom rope and elbows his forehead. Lee batters Cody and whips him to the ropes but Cody slides under his legs and yanks the chain into his crotch.
Cody hits a Russian leg sweep and both are down, then Rhodes punches himself in the head to wake himself up. Lee rolls outside so Cody hits him with a suicide dive. Cody beats Lee on the floor but gets tossed over the guard rail and Lee pulls Cody into the railing a few times, then over it. Brodi clears off the timekeeper’s table and drags it to beside the apron, then tosses two chairs into the ring. They get on the apron and Brodi wants a Chokeslam but Cody fights off, then pulls Lee off the apron into a cutter.
Back live and Cody is on his feet getting advice from Arn on the apron. During the commercial Cody hit a package piledriver to Brodi through the table and now he’s bust open – why on Earth would you do that during commercial, other than being amateurs? Cody gets fired up and beats Lee with the chain, then hits a front suplex. Cody hits Lee with the chain again in the back, then wraps it around his fist and punches him over and over.
Cody puts Lee in the corner and wraps the chain around his neck to choke him. Cody punches Lee with the chained fist again but Brodi tosses Cody over the ropes to the floor and pulls the chain to choke him. Cody gets back inside but Lee hits a swinging sidewalk slam for a near-fall. Brodi grabs one of the chairs and throws it at Arn Anderson. AA gets pissed and comes inside. One of the Dark Order goons run down and Arn catches him with a spinebuster but Lee then hits Arn with the chain.
Cody comes back and beats Brodi into the corner with the chain around his fist. Cody chokes Lee with the chain, then goes up top for a moonsault a near-fall. Lee hits a thrust kick but Cody counters and hits Cross Rhodes…but Lee kicks out at one! Cody gets angry and grabs Lee but the big man slips off and hits a superkick. Lee then kicks Cody and hits a powerbomb for a two-count. Cody goes up top but Lee punches him and hits a superplex.
Both men are down and the referee starts counting but JR rightfully points out that you can’t be counted out in a match like this. They both get up and Lee hits a release dragon suplex. He looks for the discus lariat but Cody rolls over and hits The Final Cut! Cody wraps the chain around Lee’s face and in his mouth, then punches his head over and over. Cody lifts Lee and hits Cross Rhodes for the win!
Winner and New TNT Champion: Cody
Tony Schiavone comes down to the ring and congratulates Cody on his win. Cody says there is nothing like performing in front a live audience. He remembers being in the crowd and trying to reach over the barricade to touch his idols. And people said he should change his attitude because he changed his hair, but to hell with that because he does this for the fans and he’s sticking with them. And to celebrate the one year anniversary of AEW Dynamite next week, he’s going to defend the TNT Championship. Tony asks who he’ll defend against and out walks Orange Cassidy. Cody and Cassidy give each other the thumbs up.
It’s announced that there will be a tournament to determine the new number one contender for the AEW World Championship. Kenny Omega is interviewed backstage and he says he has won any and all tournaments you can name. He says he doesn’t care who he faces, it could be a tag wrestler like Adam Page, he’s built for this and he will win the whole thing. Then he will win the AEW Championship from whoever is holding it.
Big Swole Vs. Serena Deeb
I wasn’t sure if Swole would ever show her face again after the Tooth & Nail match, but here she is. The bell rings and they lock-up and struggle for control. Deeb gets a wristlock and takes Swole down. They separate and stare at each other before going to a test of strength that Swole wins. Swole takes Deeb down but Serena rolls her up for a two-count.
Swole takes the back of Deeb and drills her with forearms, then hits a backbreaker. Swole tosses Deb to the corner and hits the ropes but somehow both women collide hard and awkwardly. Swole rolls to the apron and Deeb grabs her leg for a dragon screw over the ropes. Deeb drops Swole on the apron and drags her back into the ring to continue working on the leg as we head to the break.
We return to find both women down. Swole ducks a clothesline and hits a headbutt for a near-fall. Swole whips Deeb to the corner but Serena flips her over to the apron. Swole jumps back inside but Deeb catches her with a backstabber. Swole attempt a backslide but Deeb kicks out. Serena looks for a piledriver but Swole fights free and drills her with a forearm. They continue hitting the ropes and cutting each other off until Swole hits a headbutt and a forearm for the win.
Winner: Big Swole
Well that was a decent match albeit a bit disjointed, but it certainly went a long way to redeeming Big Swole. Same thing with Britt Baker last week, neither of those ladies benefitted from their feud.
Jon Moxley is in a bar and he says he isn’t celebrating the anniversary of AEW Dynamite because he’s too busy. He says he’s had to deal with a lot of guys and everytime he beats one another rears their head and that’s the life of the Champion. Someday someone will take his title and it could well be Archer. You don’t beat Lance Archer, you survive him. He knows from experience. And Archer has tracked him down all the way from Japan, not unlike a Samurai. Moxley says maybe he loses, maybe he wins but it’s like Archer says: everybody dies.
The announcers run down the card for next week’s AEW Dynamite anniversary show, which includes Cody Vs. Orange Cassidy for the TNT Championship, Best Friends Vs. FTR for the Tag Team Titles, and more.
Chaos Project makes its way to the ring and we get another video of stars congratulating Jericho, including Lance Storm, Kevin Smith, Eli Roth, Gabriel Iglesias, Chavo Guerrero, Steel Panther, Ultimo Dragon, and Paul Stanley.
Chaos Project Vs. Chris Jericho & Jake Hager
The match starts with Jericho and Serpentico and the crowd are behind Y2J after a night of adulation. Jericho chops Serpentico but the high-flyer catches him with a headscissors, then a flying forearm in the corner. Pentico hits a hurricanrana but Jericho hits a clothesline and he rolls to the corner to tag Luther.
Jericho and Luther lock-up but quickly let go and trade hard chops. Luther connects with a big boot, then a clothesline and a double underhook suplex. Luther tags Serpentico for a double foot stomp and a tag back to Luther. The big man slams Jericho, then reverse suplexes Serpentico onto Y2J as we take a break.
Back live and Jericho is beating on Serpentico but the lucha counters with a big DDT and both guys are down. Luther gets a tag and he knocks Hager off the apron, then clotheslines Jericho to the outside. Jericho and Hager stand and watch as Luther throws Serpentico onto both of them at ringside. The Inner Circle then come and watch as Luther climbs up top and dives onto all of them.
Luther gets Jericho back into the ring and hits a flying knee drop for a two-count. Luther goes to the top rope again and walks along the ropes to hit a bulldog for a near-fall. Luther hits a German suplex and lifts Jericho up for Serpentico to hit a meteora. Hager and Serpentico spill out of the ring together and Luther gets his hands on Floyd, which he uses to hit Jericho. The Inner Circle distract Luther, allowing Jericho to his the Judas Effect.
Winners: Chris Jericho & Jake Hager
What a weird, pointless match. Hager never even got a tag and Jericho got his ass kicked by Luther for ten solid minutes. After the match Jericho is joined in the ring by Sammy Guevara, Santana, Ortiz, and Hager. Jericho says he’s been going thirty years thanks to all the fans but he’s interrupted.
MJF comes down and says he’s not out here to step on Jericho’s toes, he’s here because he respects Jericho. Wardlow comes out with a clown draped in a red cloth, and MJF says he wants to be a part of the celebrations. Wardlow half takes the cloth off the clown before MJF starts counting down. The clown stands like Jericho and he’s holding another gift.
MJF says Jericho inspires him, and next week he will make a career-defining announcement. Jericho unwraps the other gift and it’s a picture of MJF. Jericho hits the clown over the head with the picture – which had no glass – and drops him with the Judas Effect. Jericho tells MJF never to interrupt him and that he hates clowns. They both laugh and say that’s that. The credits roll and all the heels come out to celebrate, and the credits list Jericho in every role.
That’s it for this week’s AEW Dynamite. Let us know what you thought of the show and be sure to check out results for NXT. Until next time, stay safe!