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This episode comes our way from Wolstein Center in Cleveland. Advertised for tonight: New #1 contender Jon Moxley gets a mic, Le Champeon Chris Jericho and his Inner Circle allies Santana & Ortiz face Private Party & Darby Allin, The Young Bucks battle The Butcher & The Blade, Cody vs. Kip Sabian, and more!
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AEW DYNAMITE RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR JAN. 29
I made a spike about nine o’clock on a Saturday, all eyes hit me as I walked into the door. Then steel and leather guys were fooling in the denim dudes, a couple cards played rough stuff, New York, Fire Island. I cased the joint, straining at the scenes, but now I have to liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you folks.
The show opens with a hype reel for tonight’s festivities.
Jon Moxley makes his entrance through the crowd, wearing an eyepatch.
He gets on the mic and says he realized, when he was being stabbed with a spike in the eye, that the fun and games were over, but it’s official now— Moxley vs. Jericho on February 29. Chris is the only thing that stands between him and the top of the mountain, but it’s a lot more than a wrestling match, it’s everything that comes along with him, the Inner Circle and the mind games.
Jericho’s the kind of guy that orchestrates 5-on-1 gang beatdowns, hides behind his boys, tried to take his eyesight, slammed Dustin Rhodes’ arm in a car door, took Cody Rhodes’ good looks, stole Rey Mysterio’s mask, hell, hit a woman. Mox ain’t a saint, he doesn’t wear a black hat or a white hat, but he needs to make sure to look himself in the mirror at the end of the day, and all the championships in the world don’t matter if you don’t have a code of honor.
He sees Y2J as a manipulator, a coward, and a bully, and boy oh boy, does Jon hate bullies. So what’s gonna happen on February 29, is there’ll be a target pointed square at his head, but he’ll look down the barrel of the gun without flinching or hesitating, and he’ll take Chris Jericho out and take the AEW World Championship from him, and there ain’t a damn thing he can do about it.
Because it’s not about the kind of man you are, it’s about the kind of man you’re not. Of course, Jericho might not even make it to Revolution. Mox knows he’ll have to keep his one eye behind him while the Inner Circle try to take him out, but he’s not having that. Let’s do it tonight, and he wants Jericho for once in his punk-ass life to take his beating like a man!
Enter Chris Jericho.
He gets on the mic from the stage and says Moxley makes him laugh, talking about what he’s done, deserved, and earned. All he earned was a spike to the eye, and that’s what he deserves, because all he had to do was say yes to the offer to join Inner Circle, and now look at him, a jacked up version of Captain Jack Sparrow. Yo ho ho and a bottle of dumb, because he’s stupid, you see.
Jericho says he saw Jon’s mother backstage, looking especially fetching, and maybe he’ll give her a call later. But he apologized for what happened and explained that it was Moxley’s fault, because he was offered the keys to the kingdom and instead smashed a bottle over his head, and that’s how we got here. So Mox wants to be a big man, thinks he can be champ, but he can’t even blink with both eyes?
You want a fight tonight? Go to hell. He doesn’t travel anywhere without his boys in the Inner Circle, and he calls them down. Moxley counts that there’s five of them up there and says they think he’s gonna walk into another 5-on-1 beatdown because he’s crazy and stupid, but where Jericho is wrong is that it isn’t five on one. See, he was born and raised here in the great state of Ohio, so the way he sees it, he’s got everybody here behind him.
Mox strides out of the ring and Jericho tells him he’s a stupid son of a bitch, just like everybody from Ohio. So he’s gonna make it a little more fun, with some south Bronx street thugs, courtesy of Ortiz and Santana. That makes it 10-1, not counting all of Jon’s idiot friends from Ohio, that he’d be happy to beat each and every one of them.
Mox takes the lead guy out with a headbutt and a DDT and charges into the fray! Referees and trainers swarm to pull everybody apart, which leads Jon to hit a DDT on Cheech Hernandez, who happens to be a security guard here tonight!
And so the brawl disintegrates.
Commentary hypes up the rest of the show.
We get a video package of Maxwell Jacob Friedman and Wardlow meeting with the Butcher, the Blade, and the Bunny in a butcher’s abattoir, passing them an envelope marked “Young Bucks” that’s presumably full of cash.
All those parties make their entrance to send us to break.
Back from commercial, MJF has joined the commentary desk.
Butcher and the Blade (Andy Williams & Pepper Parks) vs. Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson)
Matt and Williams to start, collar and elbow and the big man shoves Jackson down each time. Side headlock, shot off, shoulder block, Matt floats over a slam and tags Nick in. Gamengiri, springboard dropkick, tag to Parks. Drop toehold on Pepper, slingshot leg drop, Matt legal again, quick tags, double axehandle, double stomp off the top! Up and over, off the orps, cartwheel sets up a double hip toss and double dropkicks!
Matt’s legal again, Andy comes in to take his head off and Pepper goes to it. Jackson fires back, side headlock, shot off, slide to the floor, Bunny runs interference and Matt rolls back in for the tag! Nick with a corner knee, duck the lariat, right hand, solebutt, to the floor and Cherry Bomb takes Jackson out! Freight train crossbody from the Butcher, the Blade dives on Matt Jackson on the far side!
Parks taunting and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Williams is working Nick over still. Gutbuster, tag to Parks, Doctor Bomb, he and Nick end up slugging it out, Jackson builds up a head of steam and the path to the tag is clear! Tag to Matt, he comes in with a diving crossbody, running hot, shiranui, follows it up with a diving elbow... SO CLOSE! Match breaks down, Superkick Party time, Parks rolls through, backslide into a Tombstone clutch... MELTZER DRIVER! IT’S OVER!
Young Bucks win by pinfall with the Meltzer Driver on Pepper Parks.
Post-match, Butcher attacks the Bucks, putting boots to them... KENNY OMEGA MAKES THE SAVE! “Hangman” Adam Page comes down after and asks Matt to hold his beer before hitting Buck Shot to run Butcher and the Blade off the rest of the way! He takes it back and takes a drink and leaves first as Omega and the Bucks slap hands and whatnot.
We get a house ad for Revolution.
”Big Swole” Aerial Monroe vs. Nyla Rose
Circling, Monroe dodges the lockup attempts, Speedball kicks, uppercut, kick her legs out from under her, basement DDT, only two. Rose ducks a lariat and hits one of her own after, Big Swole trying the shoulder block but Nyla is unmoved. A leg lariat sends the Native Beast to the floor, slingshot to the apron, Penalty Kick caught and Rose trips her up!
Drawing her up, putting her into the apron, Aerial throws strikes for separation but Nyla ducks a forearm and Monroe elbows the ringpost hard to send us to break!
Back from commercial, Rose is in charge as Monroe backs off into the corner. Circling to get up a head of steam but Big Swole sidesteps, big knee strike sets up the guillotine choke! Whip across, up and over, Aerial absolutely drops her with a big boot! Clubbing away, Rose ducks a roundhouse kick, headbutt, goozle, going for a chokeslam but Big Swole fights out and hits a hard headbutt!
Charging in, back body drop to the apron, kick to the back, Swole springboard in for an Ace Crusher... NOPE! Monroe with a sunset flip, Nyla blocks, Aerial off the ropes, rolling la casadora into a reverse STO! Nyla gets back into it...
Nyla Rose wins by pinfall with a sitout powerbomb.
We get a house ad for AEW’s store.
Cody Rhodes vs. Kip Sabian
Sabian in with a dropkick out the gates, fireman’s carry double knee gutbuster, strikes to the midsection, duck a lariat, back suplex, Rhodes lands on his feet and hits the drop down slap. Knee strike, Kip rolls to the floor and shoves Arn Anderson! The Enforcer gets in his face but referee Bryce Remsburg warns him off and Sabian goes back to the action.
Waistlock, go-behind, side headlock shot off, duck the lariat, duck the backfist, leapfrog, Cody hits a dropkick right on the button and again Kip rolls to the floor. Leg pick, pulling Rhodes out after him, they slug it out and Cody accidentally knocks Penelope Ford down with his backswing! He helps her up as she swoons and Sabian kicks him from the apron, leading Ford to spring up, right as rain!
Penelope and Kip kissing on the apron, Sabian pops back down and throws Cody back in the ring as we go to break.
Back from commercial, both men are down and out as referee Bryce Remsburg issues a standing ten count. To their feet, Rhodes blocks a punch and fires his own back, punches in the corner, Kip down, off the ropes, snap scoop powerslam, Cody takes his weight belt off and Ford snatches it from him! Off the ropes, Beautiful Disaster... NOPE!
Arn Anderson up on the apron, holding a shoe, he gets in the ring over Bryce’s objections and throws Penelope’s shoe into the crowd to her dismay! Remsburg finally throws him out and Cody waves his coach off only for Ford to lay him out! Kip with a dive, he throws Rhodes back in the ring and takes a bit of a victory lap. He and Ford go to smooch but Joey Janela pops between them from the front row and they both kiss his cheek!
The Bad Boy flips ‘em the bird, Cody wipes Sabian out with a suicide dive and takes him back inside, slingshot attempt and Kip kicks his legs out from under him! Dragon screw neck whip... NO GOOD! Halfway through the time limit, jockeying for position in the corner, Kip with a springboard one-handed mare! Argentine backbreaker rack, Cody slips out, Cody Cutter...
Cody Rhodes wins by pinfall with several Cross Rhodes.
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get a recap from last week of Dr. Britt Baker, DMD’s promo on Tony Schiavone.
Tony gets another chance to interview her and she insists on her title, as her right. He didn’t offend her last week, but they were the stars of the show, trending worldwide, or at least she was. But hey, Mr. Starbucks held the mic! But she wants to address Jim Ross, telling him to never inerrupt her when she’s speaking again. She knows he knows she’s a dentist because that’s all he cares to talk about when she’s in the ring.
He sits and speaks in judgment on her division and generation, but he collects a fat paycheck while they do all the work? Be the legend we grew up on, not a sloppy barbecue sauce salesman that can’t even keep the roster’s names straight. But she was the first woman signed to AEW and she’s the one that’s on all the posters and billboards, so she’ll be here every week with her smile beaming on you TV, which is more than we can say about Riho.
She calls Schiavone over and says she cares a lot, so based on the stench of his gums she can diagnose him with gingivitis, so he needs to pick up a damn toothbrush. And Cleveland, congratulations, you finally have a Baker you can depend on.
Backstage, Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks are interviewed.
The Bucks say their main goal right now is to climb back up to the top of the tag team rankings and get a shot at the tag titles again. “Hangman” Adam Page rolls up with his whiskey to show off the new nameplate on his title belt, and tell them they made nameplates up for everybody already, so he gives the Bucks theirs and tells them to hang on to ‘em in case they need ‘em.
Omega says he’s got an atomicos match signed for next week, him, Page, and the Young Bucks against Butcher and the Blade and a tag of their choosing.
SCU make their entrance, they’ll be in action after the break.
SCU (Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky) vs. TH2 (Angelico & Jack Evans)
Kazarian and Angelico to start, side headlock, shift to an armbar, drop toehold, float over and back into the side headlock but Frankie posts to his feet. Shift to a wristlock, reversed, whip reversed, up and over, hip toss, headlock takeover, headscissors reversal, escape, back to the takeover. To his feet, body blows, shot off, arm drag denied, pinning predicament for two and back to the headlock takeover.
Quick tags from the former champs, working Angelico over, but he gets Sky in his corner and tags Evans in. TH2 working Scorpio over, the match breaks down, tag to Kazarian, cover for two. High-angle German suplex gets a tight two when Angelico breaks it up. Tag to Sky, arm wringer into short-arm shoulder thrusts, Jack out with a cartwheel forearm, whip, low-bridge denied but the second try gets a neck snap and a 540 roundhouse kick, laying Scorpio out!
Cover for two, tag back to Angelico, Muta Lock applied to allow him to get a hard kick in and cover for two and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Sky and Evans legal, Scorpio throwing forearms, straight suplex, he’s down and out but the path is clear! Angelico makes the tag, sunset flip, Sky rolls over and tags Kazarian! Frankie in hot, baseball slide, hard elbow, kick to the knee, forearms, whip across into a dropkick! Hip toss neckbreaker, put Angelico to the apron, pop-up leg drop!
Hip toss for Evans, Angelico springboards and Kazarian hits an Ace Crusher! The match breaks down, Evans jumps over Sky as he dives to the floor, Angelico with a back suplex lift, Jack hits the springboard double stomp, Angelico’s feet on the ropes but Scorpio knocks ‘em off and it’s just a nearfall! Evans with a Space Flying Tiger Drop but nobody’s home! Back body drop, tag to Sky, boot to the face...
SCU win by pinfall with SCU Later on Angelico.
The Dark Order appear on the tron and call Christopher Daniels out.
Evil Uno says the Exalted One is unhappy with him and has asked them to target his friends, family, and his brothers in SCU. But who should they target first, Stu? He doesn’t care, so Uno says to consider this a warning.
We get a video that PAC sent in where he complains about having to wrestle on a boat. He threatens to pluck Moxley’s other eyeball before calling Kenny Omega out and having a coughing fit, saying he finally heard him, huh? It’s the arrogance and the audacity that he really can’t stand. You’re gonna fit him in when it’s convenient? We’re working to your schedule?
That doesn’t work for the Bastard. What’s gonna happen is they’re gonna do everything on his time table, starting next week, when he’s coming for blood.
Commentary hypes up next week’s show and we go to break.
Darby Allin & Private Party (Isiah Kassidy & Marq Quen) vs. the Inner Circle (Chris Jericho, Ortiz, & Santana)
Allin and Jericho to start, Y2J slapping Darby across the face but he wants more! Allin hauls off with a slap of his own and turns the speed on, dropkick, springboard arm drag, and Chris heads for the hills, and the tag. Ortiz in, as is Kassidy, Isiah with an enzuigiri and he tags out to Quen. Double whip, Manhattan Drop, enzuigiri, leapfrog double stomp in a camel clutch, only one!
Angel with boots up in the corner, missile dropkick, fired up tiger style! Tag to Santana, scoop and a slam, tag to Jericho. In with chops, savoring each one before tagging back out to Ortiz. Eye rake, Santana in for double teams, Marq hits a Frankensteiner and gets the tag! Kassidy ducks a lariat, clear the apron, back press schoolboy pin, satellie Oklahoma roll into a crucifix pin, only two!
Victory roll, Kassidy kicks out, blind tag from Y2J, triangle dropkick knocks Isiah to the floor and Le Champion flexes to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Kassidy with a schoolboy pin for two, Jericho decks him, victory roll for two of his own and he tags Santana in. Backbreaker into a backbreaker hold, tag to Ortiz, off the ropes, leapfrog senton atomico, falling headbutt but Quen makes the save. Kassidy with a Poetry in Motion Frankensteiner off of Ortiz’s back and the path is clear... TAG TO ALLIN!
Darby in hot, clear the apron, Diamond Dust on Ortiz, suicide dive for Y2J on the floor! Slingshot back in, palm strikes, headbutt, Yoshi Tonic on Santana... STILL NO! LAST SUPPER APPLIED BUT JERICHO BREAKS IT UP! Quen with a Pele kick on Le Champion, Ortiz hits hi with an overrotated back suplex, Kassidy with a rolling crucifix driver, Santana with a back roll Ace Crusher!
Allin lays forearms in, Jericho with the tag and he gets nailed by a quebrada... SO CLOSE! Dropkick takes Jake Hager off the apron, Darby pops up top... COFFIN DROP ON HAGER! QUEN WITH A CORKSCREW TOPE ON PNP! KASSIDY LEGAL, HE GOES UP TOP... SENTON ATOMICO ON JERICHO BUT HE KICKS OUT! Whip reversed, Jericho is faster...
Inner Circle wins by pinfall with Judas Effect from Chris Jericho on Isiah Kassidy.
Post-match, the Inner Circle attack and beat the babyfaces down! Allin refuses to say die and takes an extra share of beating, Jericho whipping him with the title belt! One for Quen, too! Sammy Guevara grabs Allin’s skateboard, Y2J hugs him and then Sammy rams Darby in the ribs with it before spiking him throat-first into it!
JON MOXLEY MAKES THE SAVE WITH A BASEBALL BAT! HE’S RUNNING WILD!
The Inner Circle slink off.
That’s the show, folks.