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AEW DYNAMITE RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR MAR. 4
Taken down with hearts alive, our hearts alive. Lurking dark underground, descend to the bottom, swim below eternally into the deep blue sea. Time and space, all alone, it can be a lonely place. There it goes, opening up. I can’t stand, I can’t breathe. Rolled fin out, oil stripped, hold is filled, and it’s time to liveblog this here pro wrestling show, folks.
The show opens with a video package recap of Revolution.
Newly crowned AEW World Champion Jon Moxley makes his entrance.
He gets on the mic and talks about the title and how it’s beautiful for what it and AEW represent— professional wrestling, the sport that he loves and has dedicated his life to. The title, he says, never belonged to Chris Jericho, and it doesn’t belong to him, it belongs to us. He talks about how AEW is something different and brought pro wrestling back, so he’ll defend the title with his life.
He’ll crawl through any hell, climb any mountain, and there isn’t a man in this industry that can pry the title out of his cold, dead hands. But hey, if you wanna try, step up and you can get knocked out, choked out, dropped on your head, it’s all the same to him. He ain’t no dummy, he knows it ain’t over between him and the Inner Circle. They tried to take his eye and end his career, and he knows this promo is like acid burning in Jericho’s mouth.
He knows he’s got an army coming after him, so he’s got a message for the whole Inner Circle— “I dare you.”
Enter Chris Jericho and the Inner Circle.
Y2J gets on the mic and starts off by saying he doesn’t need a belt to be Le Champion, which gets a “Yes you do!” chant from the crowd. He calls them idiots who can’t chant in unison and tells them to shut their ass and let him say what he has to say. He talks about Mox’s proclamation, his MO is reckless abandon, more guts than brains, and it all paid off because the Moxley era begins tonight.
He polls the crowd on how they feel about that and gets a positive response, to which he says he thinks it sucks ass. The crowd then chants “You suck ass!” back at him. He says that Mox’s win was based on a lie and he’s a cheater and a liar. He spent the better part of three months training to face a man with one eye, and the fact that he could see out of both isn’t an action worthy of a champion.
That makes Jon a snake oil salesman, a pharisee, and a cheater, and as a result, all of us are liars too. And since he won the title so unfairly, he’s caused a big problem, because the Inner Circle have gone from good-natured, very good looking guys, into a damn hit squad. (Dan Maff and Monsta Mack?!) So it’s official, the Inner Circle are putting the entire AEW roster— the crowd busts out into “Bullshit!” chants— is on notice.
He doesn’t care if your a Librarian or Michael Nakazawa or Jon Moxley, they’re going to tear everybody apart and hurt some people, and they’re gonna start with Mox. After tonight’s tag team main event— he hugs Sammy Guevara while running it down— he promises Mox won’t leave this pigsty on his own two feet. And if he walks out of here on his own tonight, Y2J will take a thirty day leave of absence.
Or hell, sixty days! As a matter of fact, don’t forget, he’s always got a plan, and Mox isn’t as smart as he thinks he is. Moxley says nobody said he’s a genius, and he didn’t graduate high school, but tonight he’s gonna do exactly what he did on Saturday, except he’s gonna send his ass packing for sixty days and make him look like a stupid son of a bitch.
Commentary runs down tonight’s announced card.
Colt Cabana and SCU make their entrances and we go to break.
Colt Cabana & SCU (Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian, & Scorpio Sky) vs. Dark Order (Alex Reynolds, Evil Uno, John Silver, & Stu Grayson)
Cabana and Grayson to start, whip to ther corner, Colt crawls under, double pumphandle into a cover, only two. Trading chops, shot off, leapfrog, tilt-a-whirl headscissors from Boom Boom and the Dark Order swarm the ring! Working him over briefly, Cabana gets a slam and the tag and SCU go to work with serial slingshot maneuvers before clearing the Order from the apron!
Stacking Silver up for repeated charging strikes, Sky legal, rolling solebutt sets up a dropkick for two and he tags Daniels in. John gets him in the corner, repeated shoulder thrusts, back body drop to the apron and the Fallen Angel gets caught by Uno and Grayson and thrown into the post! Throwing Daniels back inside, Silver tags out to Evil and they work Chris over as we go to break.
Back from commercial, Dark Order is still working Daniels over, he slips out of a backbreaker rack from Grayson but gets staggered by an enzuigiri after. Composing himself, reverse STO connects, tags made and Kazarian cleans house on Reynolds! Whip reversed, big crossbody, guillotine leg drop to Silver, jockeying for position over a waistlock, scoop and a slam, one for Johnny too!
He stacks the Beaver Boys up... turning slingshot leg drop! Uno attacks from behind and the match completely breaks down! All four men brawling in the ring, referee Bryce Remsburg trying to restore order and Uno finds himself isolated and at SCU’s mercy! They beat him down, Stu slides in for the save! Alex isolated shortly, Chris with a stomp out of the corner and a suicide dive to wipe Grayson out!
Slingshot into an Ace Crusher on Reynolds... SILVER MAKES THE SAVE! Uno boots Sky out, double back suplex, Frankie lands on his feet and tags Colt Cabana in! Looking for Flip, Flop, & Fly, the Dark Order cut him off, babyfaces stack Reynolds up, Colt on the second as Scorpio takes flight with a tope con giro, Chicago Skyline sets him up...
Colt Cabana & SCU win by pinfall with the Superman pin from Cabana on Alex Reynolds.
Post-match, Uno screams on the ramp about how this was not supposed to go like this and the Exalted One will be furious. When he arrives, heads will roll!
We get a video package recapping the tag title match from Revolution.
Dr. Britt Baker, DMD joins the commentary booth for our next match.
”Big Swole” Aerial Monroe vs. Leva Bates
Collar and elbow, Monroe shoves her back and “Pretty” Peter Avalon gives Bates a book, which she gives to Big Swole. She throws it away, Leva with a slap, Aerial drops Avalon but Bates gets a lungblower in. Monroe with a Blue Thunder Driver, a hard knee strike, charging in, back body drop to the apron. Roundhouse kick, springboard reverse STO, ripcord...
Big Swole wins by pinfall with Dirty Dancing.
A video package recapping Cody Rhodes vs. Maxwell Jacob Friedman from Revolution follows.
Cody makes his entrance and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Cody gets on the mic.
He says he doesn’t know if he wants to broach the subject of how it feels personally to lose to MJF, but he’ll talk about it from a professional perspective. As a wrestler you work your whole life to earn a spot on a pay-per-view card, and that’s guaranteed money. And if you win, you get a bonus, so the professional became personal became professional again, and the only way he’d be comfortable with the loss at all is if Max comes out here right now, looks him in the eye, and tells him he won fair and square.
Enter... JAKE “THE SNAKE” ROBERTS?!
He comes down and shakes Cody’s hand before getting on the mic himself.
He hates to spoil the party, but damn man, he got tired of listening to Rhodes cry and bitch. He never cried over one match in his career and he’s gonna let that little punk son of a bitch get him to crying?! Don’t you understand you got your ass kicked? He handed it right to you! But that’s not why Snake the Jake is here. Oh no, hail mighty Caesar, he’s not here to praise him, he’s here to slay him.
The only reason he’s here is he has a client... the dark side will be coming to AEW, and once its roots have taken hold, it’ll be like a phoenix rising to the ashes, soaring to the sun. It’s been 20 years for him to get clean and get right, and by god he’s earned it, and if you think for one minute he’s gonna be a nice boy and play it right, you’ve got another thing coming.
For years he had the snake in the bag, and once it got in your head, he spanked your ass, and that’s what happens, and he’ll be on the outside of the ring when his client fights Cody, and he can bring Arn Anderson to ringside because he’ll whip his ass. Caesar, oh Caesar, what a snake wants, a snake takes, and he’s not in AEW to take the whole pie, he’s just here for Cody’s share.
A wise man once told him never to turn your back on somebody you respect or are afraid of... and he turns his back on Rhodes and leaves.
We get a recap of PAC vs. Orange Cassidy.
Best Friends make their entrance and we go to break.
Chuck Taylor vs. PAC
Circling, armbar in the ropes, referee Aubrey Edwards calls for the break and Taylor breaks clean. Same scenario reversed and PAC breaks dirty into a side headlock takeover! Out of the hold, the Bastard slides under and grabs the side headlock right back! Shot off, shoulder block, off the ropes, leapfrog, leapfrog, roll over, tijeras from PAC and Chuck slides to the floor!
Off the ropes, the Bastard slides out on the far side and gets in Orange Cassidy’s face but Trent? circles the wagons and Taylor nails him with a baseball slide for his trouble. Back inside, the Bastard with a jawbreaker, Chuck fires a knee in return, pop-up sitout powerbomb, only two! Chops in the corner, hard whip and PAC goes to the apron. Shoulder thrust, slingshot up and over but Taylor hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker!
Chuck up top, the Bastard cuts him off, he rolls through but gets blasted with a back elbow! To the floor, PAC throws him into the barricade and we go to break.
Back from commercial and PAC is in control with a top wristlock. Taylor with body blows, an arm drag, a lariat and he’s putting a rally together but the Bastard sidesteps a charge. Back body drop to the apron, springboard fakeout and a dropkick from Chuck comes up empty. Off the ropes, Taylor drops him this time and hits a plancha into the hug and the Rainmaker zoom!
Back inside, Falcon Arrow connects... NOPE! Jockeying for position, PAC hits a slingshot Ace Crusher! Lying in wait, charging in but Chuck catches him in a backslide clutch, swings him around, Awful Waffle... NOT ENOUGH! Headbutting the turnbuckles in frustration, Taylor up top... NOBODY HOME ON THE MOONSAULT! PAC locks the Brutalizer on...
PAC wins by submission with the Brutalizer.
Post-match, Trent? gets in the ring and gets in PAC’s face, but Orange Cassidy steps in front of him and has a staredown... LUCHA BROTHERS RUN DOWN WITH STEREO SUPERKICKS! STEREO ENZUIGIRIS TAKE BERETTA OUT AND THEY JOIN PAC TO BEAT BEST FRIENDS DOWN!
PAC gets on the mic and calls the crowd scumbags.
They’re Death Triangle, or Triangulo de la Muerte, and no one is safe!
Cassidy goes for a dive and gets taken out!
Shawn Spears and Tully Blanchard get a promo package where Spears talks about giving one person an opportunity of a lifetime to be his partner. There’s a lot of wrestlers in the world, and they’re running an open search to find the right partner.
QT Marshall makes his entrance and we go to break.
Jake Hager vs. QT Marshall
Hager with a waistlock takedown, knee to Marshall’s back, slapping the back of his head with disdain. Throwing him into the corner, body blows and referee Paul Turner admonishes him. Trading strikes, QT with the quebrada and Jake just runs through him with a pounce! Wristlock into the high-angle swinging spinebuster, disdainful kicks but Marshall refuses to stay down and keeps the right hands coming.
Jake with a knee lift, Dustin Rhodes cheering QT back into it and he gets the feet up on the Vader Bomb! Charging in, boots up, right hands from Marshall! Whip reversed, handspring enzuigiri! QT heads up top, corkscrew senton atomico... ONLY ONE! Marshall goes for a tornado DDT, Hager off the ropes with a wicked lariat and then the head and arm triangle...
Jake Hager wins by submission with the head-and-arm triangle.
Post-match, Dustin Rhodes immediately jumps in the ring and beats on Hager but Ortiz and Santana even the odds with That Damn Numbers Game...
CODY RHODES MAKES THE SAVE IN HIS SUIT FROM EARLIER! Snap scoop powerslam, slugging it out with Hager but Angel Ortiz wallops him with a chair and the Inner Circle turn the tide! MATT JACKSON IS HERE! SUPERKICKS! He squares up with Jake and starts wailing on him with punches! Jackson off the ropes... CAUGHT BY THE HIGH-ANGLE SWINGING SPINEBUSTER!
”Hangman” Adam Page strolls down to the ring, beer in hand. He takes his sweet time and sets his beer on the ringpost before clearing house! Cowboy shit indeed! Hager dumps him to the apron, Hangman slingshots in... BUCK SHOT! Page storms off rather than be cordial with Matt Jackson, however, and even flips him off in the process.
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get a video package recapping the AEW Women’s World Championship match from Revolution.
Commentary hypes up next week’s show, featuring Cody Rhodes vs. Angel Ortiz, Death Triangle in action, an announcement of the rules for Blood & Guts, and Jurassic Express vs. MJF & Butcher and the Blade.
Speaking of Maxwell Jacob Friedman, he gets a pretaped promo about how he went from protege to prodigy when he beat Cody Rhodes clean in the middle of the ring and proved that he’s the final chapter of his epic little odyssey. He can assure us, he’s got a whole lot of ink for his legacy, and that will read as MJF, the greatest world champion in the history of pro wrestling.
No need to change the channel or fix the audio, we heard him right, and he doesn’t care if it’s Jon Moxley or Timbuktu from South Peru, he’s gonna become #1 contender and no matter who gets in his way, he’s gonna remain undefeated, because he’s better than us and... gosh it’s hot in here. He asks Wardlow to take his jacket off, revealing that he’s wearing an old-school “I pinned Cody” t-shirt.
It’s obnoxious and regrettable and kinda distracting, he says... kinda like a neck tattoo.
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial we get our main event entrances... AND JON MOXLEY IS ATTACKED BY MASKED GOONS AND DRAGGED OUT INTO THE CONCOURSE!
They put him into the wall and put boots to him, and the goons take their masks off to reveal Hager, Ortiz, and Santana! They throw a trash can at him and Jake chokes him out with a shirt! Title in hand, they jaw at him while Jericho smiles in the ring! Hager attacking him with the trash can lid, choking him with the edge of it, but Mox fires back and rams him into the wall!
Proud-N-Powerful cut him off with knees and choke him! Low blow, dumping the garbage out on him, Jon rallies but Jake chokes him out with the head-and-arm triangle!
Darby’s willing to fight alone...
Darby Allin & Jon Moxley vs. Inner Circle (Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara)
Allin all energy, clearing the ring, lying in wait as a doctor checks on Moxley. Cutting Guevara off, throwing him into the barricade, drop toehold puts Jericho into the steel steps! Darby returns to the ring and Sammy nails him with a hard knee strike! Cover for one, front chancery follows it up and a tag to Y2J. Back suplex, cocky one-leg pin, corner lariat, distracting referee Rick Knox as the other three return to ringside and get their cheap shots in.
Hanging Darby in the Tree of Woe but he slips out, sunset flip for two! Rallying, duck the lariat, quebrada... HE FORCES CHRIS TO KICK OUT OF HIS OWN MOVE! Leg pick, the Walls of Jericho are locked in! Allin fighting, desperate, posting up on his arms, crawling... AND HE GETS THE ROPES! Y2J dumps him to the floor and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Jericho hits a vertical suplex and draws Allin up for chops. Tag to Guevara, double whip, double back elbow, Sammy spins out and poses with his mentor, blowing kisses on the mat. Cover for two, tag back to Y2J, disdainful slaps but Darby fires up and fires back! Forearms, eyes of fire, off the ropes and a lariat sends the former champ to the floor!
Off the ropes... TOPE! Back inside, Chris cuts him off with a boot and tags Sammy back in. Ramming Darby into the corner, shoulder thrusts, carrying him like a sack of potatoes and ramming him into the next corner! Step on him and pose, back suplex lift dropped into a kick to the back... NOPE! Jericho tags back in, disdainful kicks, stepping on his face, forearms, and again Allin fires up with rights!
Off the ropes... JUDAS EFFECT! LIONSAULT FOLLOWS BUT DARBY HAS THE WHEREWITHAL TO GET THE KNEES UP! Tag to Guevara, Darby tags himself in, strikes, Yoshi Tonic... No good! Leg pick, backflip Guevara to the floor, the Inner Circle are stacked up... AND THE COFFIN DROP TAKES ALL OF THEM OUT! Back inside, arm drag sets up Diamond Dust, Allin up top... COFFIN DROP! ONE... TWO... CHRIS JERICHO BREAKS IT UP!
Darby dumps him, off the ropes, suicide dive... THE JUDAS EFFECT CUTS HIM OUT OF MIDAIR! Back inside...
Inner Circle win by pinfall with a lateral press from Sammy Guevara on Darby Allin.
Post-match, the Inner Circle celebrate and Ortiz puts Guevara up on his shoulders.
AND HERE COMES MOXLEY WITH A CHAIR! HE’S A TORNADO OF FISTS, TAKING THE WHOLE DAMN INNER CIRCLE DOWN! Kick to Sammy’s gut... PARADIGM SHIFT! HAGER HITS HIM FROM BEHIND WITH A NORTHERN LARIAT AND THE INNER CIRCLE TAKE HIM UP THE RAMP AND BEAT HIM DOWN! Head-and-arm triangle applied, they stack him up... TRIPLE POWERBOMB OFF THE STAGE AND THROUGH TABLES!
The Inner Circle flip Mox off in unison and raise each others’ hands.
That’s the show, folks.