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Here's a place to check results and comment along with a new episode of AEW Dynamite, airing tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern after the NBA on TNT (approximately 10 p.m. Eastern).

Check out our Wednesday morning preview post to get caught up on what led up to, and what we're looking forward to on, tonight’s show.

This episode comes our way from Jacksonville, Florida. Veteran champions The Young Bucks put their tag titles on the line against actual young buck challengers The Acclaimed! Plus, Tony Schiavone talks to Sting, The Bastard PAC vs. The Butcher, MJF & Chris Jericho take on Top Flight, Dustin Rhodes deals with Dark Order’s Evil Uno, Women’s champ Hiakru Shida warms up for Abadon, Kip Sabian & Penelope Ford announce their wedding date, and more!

Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the Dynamite live blog kicks off once the show starts on TNT. It will be below this line here.

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Enjoy the show!


And my brother’s back at home with his Beatles and his Stones, we never got if off on that revolution stuff. What a drag, too many snags. Well, I’m here to liveblog this pro wrestling show for you folks.

The show opens abruptly at 10:04PM right into entrances for our first match.

Inner Circle (Chris Jericho & Maxwell Jacob Friedman) vs. Top Flight (Darius “Air Wolf” Martin & Dante “Angel Dorado” Martin)

Jericho and Wolf to start, Chris slaps him and Darius hammers him right back! Trading chops, Top Flight end up making tags and pulling ahead early! Friedman tags in, he and Dante off the ropes, leapfrog, Max bails and Jericho gives him a pep talk. Back inside, Top Flight with stereo mounted punches in the corner, ducking and dodging, stereo dropkicks send the Inner Circle to the floor!

Back inside, MJF on Dorado with an elbow drop for two. Jericho in, working Dante over at length as the heat segment rolls on. Eventually Angel gets a high crossbody for some separation and the tag! Darius ducking a lariat from Friedman, clear the apron, duck another lariat, off the ropes, standing Spanish Fly sets up a suicide dive that wipes Y2J out!

Back in, up top, missile dropkick gets a shockingly deep two off a huge bump from MJF! Max begging off as a roundhouse stuns him, tornado DDT... STILL NO! Criss cross, Friedman plants Martin with a powerbomb and Jericho follows with the Lionsault... NO GOOD! Liontamer blocked, Dante almost gets a small package victory, tags Darius back in, Wolf of the ropes, sunset flip on Jericho sends Dante over the ropes in a senton atomico to take MJF out!

Chris slamming Wolf’s head into the mat over and over, tag back to Max, double whip, Darius with a double DDT for some breathing space! Clothesline sends Y2J to the floor, a lariat for Friedman, to the apron but Jake Hager pulls him face-first into the apron while Dante rolls around with Jericho over the barricade! MJF lines him up...

Inner Circle win by pinfall with the Heatseeker from Maxwell Jacob Friedman on Darius Martin.

Post-match, Jake Hager gets angry on the mic about Wardlow being absent for “family business” two weeks in a row. He spoke to Tony Khan before the match tonight, so next week, live on Dynamite, it’s Hager vs. Wardlow!

A music video from the Acclaimed entitled Buck Hunt plays and it goes about like you’d expect.

Commentary hypes up the rest of tonight’s show and we go to break on the promise of the Sting interview.

Back from commercial, Tony Schiavone introduces Sting for his interview.

Sting says he feels like he’s come full circle now that he’s back on TNT, and Tony asks why he’s here and what he has planned. Sting says he can’t answer that in a few words and he has to go back in time to when he was looking for his break and watching through the curtain with the American Dream Dusty Rhodes. He recounts Dusty telling him that he was gonna be festooned in color and get pushed against Ric Flair.

He’s about to get to the point of his comparison to the modern day and the likes of Skateboard Sting when Team Taz comes down.

They run Sting down and threaten to bite his head off right now, but when they advance on the ring, the lights go down. They come up and Darby Allin is in the ring next to Real Sting! Taz is confident, but says he and his boys will take the high road and in two weeks, Allin will have to defend his TNT Championship against Brian Cage.

Cage says he’s ready to go and he doesn’t want to wait, but Taz and the lads hold him back while Darby stares him down.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Maxwell Jacob Friedman heads into a catering room where Ortiz and Santana are playing cards and he asks for a moment of their time.

He says he heard that Santana lost somebody important to him, and he talks about how his own grandfather just passed away from cancer, and from the bottom of his heart, he knows how hard it is and he’s here for him. Santana gets up and tells him to keep his head up before offering a hand and embracing him. Proud-N-Powerful leave and MJF remains in camera, emotional.

Dark Order (Alan “5” Angels, Colt Cabana, & Preston “10” Vance) vs. Jurassic Express (“Jungle Boy” Jack Perry, Luchasaurus, & Marko Stunt)

Stunt and Cabana to start, Colt easily pushing him into the corner and setting him up top, where his confident betrays him when Marko takes him out with a headscissors and a dropkick! Angels tags in, Perry tags in, double whip, Manhattan Drop to a Shining Wizard, no dice! Chops, whip across, leapfrog, drop down, dropkick but Alan kicks out! Tag back to Stunt, whip across, slide under, Marko with a dropkick, double pumphandle-assisted splash for two!

Angels rams Stunt into the corner and tags out to Cabana, but after a tag to Vance, the Jurassic Express manage to turn the tide back and work him over for a good beat with some double-teams. Whip to the corner, Jack slips out, back in, shoulder thrust from the apron, slingshot, off the ropes, wheelbarrow, Perry slips out, Cabana with the cheap shot and Angels tosses a kick in too!

Slingshot wheelbarrow suplex from Preston, cover for two and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Jungle Boy has a crossbody for Vance but Angels clobbers him with a dropkick for two. Off the ropes, Perry floats over and comes back with a lariat! Alan tags in, leg pick to block the tag, back suplex, Jack lands on his feet and rolls through to tag Luchasaurus in! Big man clearing house, lariat, punches in the corner, wheelbarrow suplex into a kip-up!

Preston from behind, the dinosaur shoves him off and drops him with a hook kick! Chokeslam into a standing moonsault on 5 but 10 breaks it up! Stunt on Luchasaurus’ shoulders, diving crossbody takes Colt down, Cyclone Kill lays hinm out! Marko off the ropes, Vance cuts him off with a punch to the gut and Cabana shoves Luchasaurus into the post on the floor!

Throwing Stunt to the wolves, spinebuster, frog splash... JUNGLE BOY BREAKS IT UP! Whip reversed, slide under, Marko with a dropkick and the tag to Perry! Double dropkick clears the apron, superkick lays Angels out and the dinosaur press slams Stunt into the other two on the floor! Back suplex lift...

Jurassic Express win by pinfall with a back suplex dropped into a powerbomb on Alan Angels.

Post-match, Jurassic Express are interviewed in the ring as the #3 ranked tag team contenders in AEW.

Marko Stunt says it’s good to be back on Dynamite, but Tully Blanchard and FTR interrupt from the tron. He lays claim to being tag team of the year and says they’ve got a two-on-two match booked for January 6.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Kenny Omega and Don Callis run into an interview.

Callis says he doesn’t understand how Tony Khan lets the wrestlers run amok and make their own matches and calls PAC setting up a title defense for Rey Fenix against Omega a joke. Kenny says Fenix chokes time and again and he worries that he’s not just going to hurt him, but maybe put him out for good, but he thinks his friends in Impact Wrestling would happy to take him back.

Don isn’t so sure, so they agree that Konnan and AAA would be happy to take Rey Fenix back.

Eddie Kingston joins the commentary booth for the next match.

Andy “the Butcher” Williams vs. PAC

Williams passes him into the corner and PAC starts targeting him with leg kicks. Throwing the Bastard out of the ring, back inside, PAC leads him on a merry chase in and out of the ring, taunting before finally putting boots to the Butcher! Chest kicks, Andy with a huge freight train crossbody! Stomping away, passing the Bastard into the corner, choking him, stomps and clubs.

Short whip into the corner, Williams pressing the attack while Blade and Bunny jaw with Penta el Zero M on the floor. Hammer whip, PAC fighting back with kicks from the corner but Butcher just beats him down! Action to the floor, whip reversed, big boot connects and we go to break!

Back from commercial, PAC is fighting back into it with a series of kicks that take Williams down to his hands and knees! Bastard headed up top, perching and hitting a missile dropkick! Up top again, Blade puts Penta into the post and PAC is distracted enough for Andy to turn him inside out with a lariat! Big back suplex slam, falling powerbomb... NOT ENOUGH!

Eddie Kingston begging Butcher to finish it but Lance Archer comes to the stage and Eddie keeps his distance. PAC with a superkick, dragging him into position, headed up top...

PAC wins by pinfall with Black Arrow.

Post-match, Archer gets in the ring with PAC and Penta and makes it clear that they’re not allied past this Eddie Kingston thing.

Jade Cargill gets a backstage promo telling Brandi Rhodes that motherhood is a wonderful thing but it’s strange that she shows up and suddenly Brandi is pregnant, so she’s calling her out and demanding that Rhodes find her a worthy opponent.

Tony Schiavone is on the stage with Kip Sabian and Penelope Ford, and Miro shakes him, telling him he should be excited to be here. Kip says their wedding is a huge deal, but not just for them, all of the talent backstage, and AEW as a whole, this is massive for all of us, because he knows how much we can’t wait for their wedding. So they’re giving us the gift of showing us the date that he and his bride are getting married.

A video plays but quickly gets replaced by Best Friends’ entrance!

The heels act scared for a minute before laughing and saying they got us, and showing footage of Trent? getting loaded into an ambulance earlier while Chuck Taylor and Orange Cassidy watch and get in with him. Kip and Miro talk about what a shame it is they’re not going to be there and their wedding graphic goes up, showing that they’ll be married at Beach Break on February 3.

And so we go to break.

Dustin Rhodes vs. Evil Uno

Evil Uno with a big slap out the gates, punching away at Rhodes in the corner, we get a bell and Dustin explodes on him with lariats! Punches in the corner, Evil turns it around with a stomp to the hand and whips Rhodes into the barricade! Dustin posts Uno’s hand over and over again, back inside and they claw at each other in the corner! Rhodes gets the better of the exchange and stomps a proverbial mudhole in the Dark Order man!

Whip across, duck a lariat, big boot from Evil and he goes up top for a senton atomico... NOPE! Uno steps on Dustin’s hand and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Uno snaps off a piledriver on Rhodes... DUSTIN FINDS THE WILL TO KICK OUT! Going strike for strike on their knees, to their feet, punch for punch for punch! Little Flip, Flop, & Fly action, off the ropes, big boot, Rhodes sidesteps the charge, running bulldog...

Dustin Rhodes wins by pinfall with a running bulldog.

Post-match, Uno offers a hand, still trying to sell Dustin on joining the Dark Order. Rhodes instead flips him the bird and kicks him! Stu Grayson attacks, Lee Johnson tries to intervene but Stu lays him out and drops Dustin with Nightfall! QT Marshall makes the save but Uno lays him out with an elbow! Johnson springboards in, double dropkick into a kip-up and the Dark Order boys run off!

Shawn Spears is sitting backstage with Tony Schiavone.

He asks Tony why he left the business for eighteen years, and he says he was burned out. This leads Spears to a litany of complaints, saying he left New York but the grass isn’t greener and he sees himself headed down the same path and he’ll be damned before he does it again. Schiavone asks if he’s ever thought if he’s the problem as the common denominator.

Spears admits that he has thought about it but he never once came to the conclusion that he isn’t the problem and he can tell Tony and the Executive Vice Pricks that he’s gone and he’ll be back when he feels like it.

Hikaru Shida is interviewed backstage.

Before she can answer, Abadon attacks and referee Mike Posey and Michael Nakazawa have to break it up!

Alex Gracia vs. Hikaru Shida

Shida with a front kick, going right for a finish but Gracia won’t let her up. Hikaru smashes her face into the turnbuckles a bunch, whip across, Alex sidesteps and hits a single-leg dropkick! Shida with a dropkick of her own, following around on the floor with a charging elbow strike! Back inside, cover for two, drawing Gracia up but she’s dead weight. It’s a ruse, inside cradle, no dice!

Whip reversed, charging back elbow, combat roll into a boot in the corner, cover only gets a one-count! Forearms get a boot, straight suplex, Hikaru gets distracted by Abadon at ringside and hits a running boot! Beating her down, smashing her into the turnbuckles, referee Aubrey Edwards with the ten count but Shida breaks it! Running knee ducked, folding press... SO CLOSE!

Gracia off the ropes, satellite headscissors reversed into a backbreaker...

Hikaru Shida wins by pinfall with the Falcon Arrow.

Post-match, Shida goes and pokes Abadon with a kendo stick. Abadon rises and beats her down! SHE’S BITING HER NECK!

We go to break on Hikaru clutching her bloody neck.

Back from commercial, we get some hype for next week’s show, including the announcement that Abadon will get a women’s title match.

The Acclaimed rap through their entrance about how they’re gonna spank the Bucks.

The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens & Max Caster) vs. Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) (c) (AEW World Tag Team Championship)

Caster and Matt to start, a bit of light mat grappling and then into some lucha libre. Tag to Nick, double teams, staying well in control, out and back in, at some point Bowens tags in but he stays caught. Max trips Matt up and the Acclaimed get at it! Back and forth, the match breaks down, bodies everywhere, Nick setting up some real wild lightning-fast combinations!

Up top, senton atomico but Anthony gets the knees up and Caster hits a back suplex into the apron! And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, the Acclaimed are in control with quick tags, keeping Nick Jackson off-balance. Cover from Bowens, only two, Jackson manages to slip out and roll under and tag his brother in! Matt with right hands, out and back in and Nick drops Caster with a knee from the apron! Matt with the rolling northern lights suplexes on Bowens, Sharpshooter applied in the middle of the ring, Max tries to break it up but Matt holds on!

Jackson asks if that’s all he’s got but Nick pulls Caster out of the ring and applies a Sharpshooter of his own! Electric chair, springboard Doomsday Device, cover... NO GOOD! Max tags in, up top with Nick Jackson, superplex connects! Roll through, vertical suplex / crossbody combo but Matt breaks it up! Slugging it out with Caster, float over a suplex, the match breaks down into “everybody do something cool” and Nick accidentally takes referee Nick Jackson out with a superkick!

Referee Paul Turner comes to replace him, Max with the cover... ONLY TWO! Nick slips out, Matt looking for a sunset flip to the floor and a superkick gets him to a powerbomb through the announce table! Jackson with a superkick to Max, tag to Matt, wristlocks...

Young Bucks win by pinfall with the BTE Trigger on Max Caster to retain the AEW World Tag Team Championship.

That’s the show, folks.

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