Welcome to Ringside News’ live coverage of AEW Dynamite. Tonight’s episode is billed as “New Year’s Smash – Night 2” featuring Darby Allin defending the TNT Title against Brian Cage. Please feel free to refresh this page for constant updates while the show is airing while also leaving your reactions in the comments section.
The card for tonight is as follows:
Eddie Kingston vs. PAC
PAC charges at Kingston before the opening bell. PAC connects with a series of kicks and a shotgun dropkick. Kingston comes off the middle rope with a knee strike and hits an exploder onto the floor. Kingston takes control, specifically targeting PAC’s neck. PAC creates some space with a snap german suplex. He lays in more kicks but Kingston catches him with a saito suplex. They battle up top and PAC hits a superplex. He follows with a basement dropkick and the Black Arrow for the win.
Winner: PAC (9:35; Black Arrow)
The factions stare each other down after the match. Lance Archer enters and runs off Kingston and crew. PAC and Archer make it clear that they are not on the same page.
Chuck Taylor vs. Miro
If Miro wins, Taylor will be his butler until after Kip and Penelope’s wedding. Taylor clotheslines Miro to the floor and sends him into the barricade. He follows with a dive. Miro misses a charge and collides with the ringpost. Taylor connects with a double stomp from the apron. Back in, Miro hits a samoan drop and takes control with a flurry of strikes and a suplex. Miro applies a camel clutch and wins a surprisingly short match.
Winner: Miro (3:27; camel clutch)
Dasha Gonzalez is with Matt Hardy and Private Party. Private Party seems enthusiastic about Hardy being their manager, but they take issue with the 30% clause in the contract. They get into an argument and Hardy tells them off.
The Inner Circle make their way to the ring. Jericho promises a huge year for the group. Hager wants titles. MJF wants more friendship with the group. Ortiz wants to perfect his grandma’s recipes. Jericho’s resolution is that he will win the AEW Tag Team Titles with MJF. Santana cuts him off and begins to imply that Proud and Powerful are being overlooked. Sammy calls Jericho a “tag team slut.” Tempers flare until Jericho calms things down. Jericho proposes a match for next week: Jericho and MJF vs. Proud and Powerful vs. Sammy and Hager. The winning team will be the official tag team of the Inner Circle.
Alex Marvez is with the Dark Order. Evil Uno says that next week, Hangman will team with the Dark Order. They bring Hangman into the room. Reynolds wants to know when he’ll let them know about his decision to join the Dark Order. Hangman responds that he will decide after the match next week.
Dasha Gonzalez is with Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks. Don Callis suggests letting the Young Bucks have their own entrance. Omega makes his own entrance first and then Callis introduces his partners as the Good Brothers…
Kenny Omega, Karl Anderson, and Doc Gallows vs. Brian Pillman Jr., Griff Garrison, and Danny Limelight
Limelight catches Omega with some quick offense, but runs into a clothesline from Gallows. Omega hits a facebuster on Limelight and he gets worked over by the Good Brothers as we head to break. Back from commercial, Limelight snaps off an insane hurricanrana and makes the tag. Pillman hits a springboard shoulder tackle on Anderson. The Hollywood Blondes clean house with some double teaming. The action breaks down. Anderson connects with a mafia kick on Garrison for a nearfall. Anderson hits a spinebuster on Limelight and the Good Brothers follow with Magic Killer for the victory.
Winners: Kenny Omega, Karl Anderson, and Doc Gallows (9:33; Magic Killer on Limelight)
After the match, Jon Moxley comes out to confront Omega and the Good Brothers. Moxley eventually falls victim to the numbers game but the Lucha Brothers make the save. Moxley and Omega continue brawling until staff runs out to separate them. The Young Bucks try to calm things down but the Lucha Brothers attack them. Omega and Callis retreat as more staff rushes the ring.
Reba welcomes us to the Waiting Room with Cody Rhodes. Britt Baker takes a shot at Cody, claiming he’s not as popular as the other judges on the Go Big Show. She also pokes fun at the neck tattoo. Cody then enters through the door. Before Cody can talk, Britt introduces a second guest: Jade Cargill. Cargill says that Shaq and her are tired of waiting. Cargill wants an opponent and pie faces Cody. Red Velvet interrupts and exchanges slaps with Cargill. They start brawling. We cut to a video of Thunder Rosa. She announces that her match against Britt Baker will take place at Beach Break on February 3rd.
FTR (Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler) vs. Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy and Marko Stunt)
Marko is fired up. Dax asserts his power advantage against him and lays in a series of strikes. Jurassic Express showcase some double team offense. Marko takes out FTR with a dive and Jungle Boy follows out with a moonsault. We head to a commercial. Back from break, FTR have isolated Marko. He avoids a powerbomb from Dax and makes the tag. Jungle Boy cleans house with a series of strikes. He catches Dax with a backcracker and hurricanranas him off the middle rope. Jungle Boy hits a brainbuster on Cash but almost gets rolled up by Dax. Dax levels Marko with a lariat but Marko responds with an ace crusher. Tully Blanchard takes a shot at Marko on the floor. FTR hit the Big Rig on Marko for the win.
Winners: FTR (12:22; Big Rig on Marko)
NWA Women’s World Title: Serena Deeb (c) vs. Tay Conti
Conti applies an abdominal stretch but Deeb armdrags out of it. Conti trips up Deeb and locks in a heel hook. Deeb reverses into a side headlock. Conti then looks for a triangle choke but Deeb is able to avoid the hold. Conti connects with a bicycle kick as we head to a break. Back from commercial, Conti hits a nice stunner for a two count. Deeb finds life with a gutbuster. She applies a gory special in the ropes. Conti connects with another bicycle kick, Deeb answers with the Detox to retain her title.
Winner: Serena Deeb (9:18; The Detox)
Next week: Inner Circle three-way tag; Matt hardy and Private Party vs. Matt Sydal and Top Flight; Hangman and the Dark Order vs. Hybrid 2 and Chaos Project; an update from Miro; Nyla Rose vs. Leyla Hirsch; Jon Moxley in action
AEW TNT Title: Darby Allin (c) vs. Brian Cage
Darby charges at the opening bell and lands a dive to the floor. Cage catches him in midair on a second dive attempt and hits a suplex onto the floor. In the ring, Cage connects with a lariat and MILITARY PRESSES DARBY FROM THE RING THROUGH THE RINGSIDE TABLE! That was wild. Darby is bleed from the top of his forehead. Cage brings him back into the ring and hits a german suplex. Cage reigns down punches and is in total control. We head to commercial. Back from break, Darby blocks a charge but falls victim to a TKO. Cage hits a series of powerbombs and then adds one more onto the ramp. The referee is considering stopping this match. Cage suplexes Darby back into the ring but Darby kicks out of a cover at one. They battle on the apron. Darby knocks Cage off the apron and onto the ring steps. Darby follows with the Coffin Drop onto the steps. In the ring, Darby hits a stunner and uses his belt to tie Cage’s legs together. Darby hits a code red as Cage is undoing the belt. Ricky Starks crotches Darby on the top rope. The lights go out and Sting appears to fight off Starks. Darby hits a crucifix bomb from the middle rope to retain his title.
Winner: Darby Allin (12:47; crucifix bomb)
Snow starts falling as Darby celebrates with the title to end Dynamite.