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This episode comes our way from Jacksonville, Florida. Advertised for tonight: Hangman Page & Kenny Omega try to stay on the same page as they defend the Tag titles against Dark Order. Plus, WARHORSE answers Cody’s TNT championship challenge, Jon Moxley & Darby Allin are scheduled to team against Brian Cage & Ricky Starks, Inner Circle goes up against the combined might of Jurassic Express, Best Friends & Orange Cassidy, Hikaru Shida faces Diamante in non-title action, MJF addresses the State of the Industry, and more!
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AEW DYNAMITE RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR JULY 29
Do always watch out for things that you see but don’t understand. The devil is there always somewhere, ready to command, but me? I’m just here to liveblog this pro wrestling show, folks.
The show opens with the intro video.
Best Friends and Friends (Chuck Taylor, “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry, Luchasaurus, Orange Cassidy, & Trent?) vs. Inner Circle (Chris Jericho, Jake Hager, Ortiz, Sammy Guevara, & Santana)
Jericho and Cassidy to start but Y2J immediately tags out to Hager for the mind games of it all. Orange with the desultory leg kicks, he ducks a lariat, off the ropes, roll under, back to the kicks! Jake throws him into the corner, double leg, hands still in his pockets but he takes them out to box his ears!
Dropkick into the ropes, hands back in the pockets, duck a lariat and the match breaks down as the Inner Circle jump in the ring to beat him down and his partners make the save! A fountain of dives gets the babyface team the advantage, including Luchasaurus military pressing Marko Stunt to the floor!
Sammy Guevara finds himself isolated and on the end of an in-ring beatdown! The match restabilizes with the Inner Circle working Trent over, quick tags, keeping him isolated on their half of the ring at length. A back suplex gets him free for the tag and Luchasaurus comes in hot, turning Guevara inside out with a lariat and lighting Ortiz and Santana up with chops!
Prowing after Sammy, goozle applied, Hager from behind and the big men slug it out! Off the ropes, Jake destroys him with a lariat and Orange comes in the ring to give Luchasaurus a minute to fix his mask. Match breaks down, Best Friends in for double teams, Busaiku Knee from Trent gets a Codebreaker from Jericho gets a lungblower from Perry!
Running knee into the Feast Your Eyes from Sammy, rolling solebutt from the dinosaur man! Y2J tries to get Floyd the bat involved and Cassidy pulls him and dumps him into the crowd! Guevara with kick combos to cut Luchasaurus down, he heads up top and perches— and Matt Hardy interrupts, shoving him down!
Best Friends and Friends win by pinfall with the cyclone knee from Luchasaurus on Sammy Guevara.
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get a promo from Jon Moxley.
He says he has a rule— leave him alone, he’ll leave you alone, and if you don’t, he won’t. He castigates Brian Cage for beating up Darby Allin and calls Ricky Starks a punk bitch and says he wants to see how he acts when the odds are even. He doesn’t always start fights, but he always finishes them.
Commentary hypes up tonight’s show for us.
Cody Rhodes (c) vs. “Warhorse” Jake Parnell (AEW TNT Championship)
Collar and elbow, Rhodes with a go-behind, standing switch, Cody gets the ropes to force the break and Warhorse breaks clean. Back to the lockup, Rhodes with a wristlock, Parnell rolls through and kicks up to escape but the champ takes him into the corner. Slapping him on the chest for the break and Jake turns the heat up with chops!
Whip across, up and over, sunset flip, Warhorse rolls through and gets a folding press for two! Arm drag into an armbar, Cody goes for a slam but Parnell rolls through and keeps his arm locked down! Shoulder armbreaker from Rhodes, whip, leapfrog,duck the back elbow, duck the rolling elbow and Cody rolls to the floor.
Arn Anderson with a pep talk, Rhodes back inside, go-behind, side headlock into the takeover, headscissors reversal. Back to the headlock, shot off, criss-cross, Warhorse turns him inside out with a lariat! Cody rolls to the floor and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Cody has a half-crab locked in in the middle of the ring! Warhorse gets the break, Rhodes follows with the spinning toehold into the figure four but Parnell almost immediately rolls him over to reverse the pressure! Cody gets the ropes, Jake dropkicks him into the corner and charges at him with lariats!
Slapping life back into his knee, whip reversed, slide under, chops and forearms, discus lariat, double wrist clutch stomps to the face and Warhorse is fired up! Headed up top, Rhodes heads to the floor and Parnell double stomps him off the apron! Back inside, perched up top, horns up... BEAUTIFUL DIVING ELBOW DROP ALMOST DOES IT!
Cody with a double leg into a jackknife pin... NOPE! Rhodes feeling it, breathing hard, he picks the leg, spinning toehold, Warhorse reverses to an inside cradle for two! Cody charges in, another nearfall pin from Parnell! Right hands, boots up in the corner, Jake heads up top, nobody home on the double stomp and his bad knee is acting up!
Dropkick to the knee, Cody wants the figure four but Warhorse grabs his leg to block! Rhodes forces it on him, nowhere to go...
Cody Rhodes wins by submission with the figure four leglock to retain the AEW TNT Championship.
Post-match the Dark Order attack! Warhorse shoves Cody out of the way but they overwhelm him and then beat Rhodes down. Arn Anderson squares up with them... AND MATT “ZACK RYDER” CARDONA IS HERE! ROUGH RYDER TAKES REYNOLDS OUT! ONE FOR SILVER AS WELL AND HE LARIATS ALEX OUT OF THE RING ENTIRELY!
Cardona poses in the ropes to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Tony Schiavone is in the ring to hype up All Out on September 5.
Enter Chris Jericho, flanked by the other members of the Inner Circle.
He says they’re furious about what’s been happening with them the last few weeks and they’re gonna draw some lines in the sand. Sammy Guevara calls Matt Hardy out and calls him a son of a bitch, or in Spanish, a son of el bitch. Jericho says on August 12 there’ll be a rematch of one of the greatest matches in AEW history, him vs. Orange Cassidy.
When he beats Orange again, he’s gonna make him give him $7000 for ruining his jacket with that demon orange juice. And on top of that, next week, he’s challenging Cassidy to a debate with a special guest moderator that will blow peoples’ minds. He asks Santana if he still smells like orange juice, and he gives him a sniff and says he smells like cat pee.
We go to a board room where FTR have invited Arn Anderson to take a look at their contract and make sure they’re taken care of as regards a tag team of their caliber. He gives it the okay and they double check that they’ve got the tag team appreciation night they wanted on August 12, they get it and they sign.
“Hangman” Adam Page rolls up with drinks to celebrate, pouring himself a lot more whiskey than he pours them. Arn abstains, they cheers, and that’s the segment.
Mr. Brodie Lee and Colt Cabana join the commentary booth for the next match.
We go to break on a hype reel for the AEW action figure line.
“Hangman” Adam Page & Kenny Omega (c) vs. Dark Order (Evil Uno & Stu Grayson) (AEW World Tag Team Championship)
Tag champs bickering, Uno decides to just blast ‘em from behind and he drags Omega into his corner. Working Kenny over, he trades chops with Grayson, tilt-a-whirl backbreaker connects and he tags Page in. Kotaro Krusher sets up a running shooting star press, only two! Quick tags, but they can’t keep Stu isolated for long.
Hangman in it with Evil Uno, lariat sends the Dark Order man to the floor and Page dives on Grayson! Uno puts him face-first into the ringpost and poses for the camera on the floor. Back inside, cover for two, working Adam’s fingers and tagging Stu in. Striking away in the corner, snapmare into the Penalty Kick... NOPE!
Pulling Page into the corner, quick tags, Chasing the Dragon hits but Omega breaks it up as we go to break.
Back from commercial, Dark Order double teams but Page is fighting hot and they turn the tables! Omega whips Grayson so hard he goes ass over teakettle over the ringpost and to the floor! Uno with a senton atomico off the top... NO GOOD! Grayson tags in, toss powerbomb... HANGMAN MAKES THE SAVE! 450 splash... KENNY OMEGA KICKS OUT!
Jumping neckbreaker from Uno, he punches Page in the next after but Kenny lines up the Dragon suplex! Stu with a splash, Hangman takes him out with a lariat and Evil hammers him with an elbow! Off the ropes, pop-up powerbomb catches him, V-Trigger from behind... STILL NO! They’ve got Uno lined up...
“Hangman” Adam Page & Kenny Omega win by pinfall with the Buckshot / V-Trigger combination on Evil Uno to retain the AEW World Tag Team Championship.
Brodie Lee ushers Colt Cabana and Anna Jay to the back before stalking towards Uno and Grayson. He yells at them and smacks Evil in the face with a sheaf of papers before getting on the mic. He asks Hangman if he thinks it’s funny before saying the Dark Order has strength in numbers and Page has pissed him off for the last time because now he pays.
The Young Bucks are also in the ring now as the Dark Order surrounds the ring... AND FTR BLINDSIDES LEE WITH A COOLER! FTR and the Elite manage to run the Dark Order goons off, but Brodie laughs and laughs about it.
Dr. Britt Baker, DMD has something to say about “Big Swole” Aerial Monroe.
She knows her suspension isn’t gonna last forever and says Swole is obsessed with her. After some careful thinking, she’s gonna give her a match... but only if she beats an opponent of her choice.
We go to break on another hype reel for the action figure line.
Back from commercial, we get a video package for Diamante.
Diamante vs. Hikaru Shida
Shida offers a handshake but Diamante isn’t having it and slaps the taste out of her mouth! Hikaru gets her in the ropes, Diamante turns her around, Shida fires up and lights her up with strikes! Diamante with grounded forearms, Hikaru returns the favor, action goes to the floor and she hangs Diamante up on the barricade for a knee trembler!
Back inside, Shida with a missile dropkick for two, short-arm punches to the head, Diamante returning the favor, going forearm for forearm in the middle of the ring! Knee strike, whip across, Hikaru going for a suplex, float over, she hits a hard knee strike! Diamante with chops in the corner, lighting Shida up, la casadora into a Stunner, cover for two!
Kick to the midsection, Shida fires back, delayed vertical into the Falcon Arrow... NOT ENOUGH! Off the ropes...
Hikaru Shida wins by pinfall with a sliding knee.
Nyla Rose and Vickie Guerrero are interviewed backstage.
Vickie says it doesn’t matter who her partner is, they’re going to take the tag trophy home. They’re drawing colors for their tag partners, and Nyla has drawn purple... which turns out to be Ariane “Cameron” Andrew!
Maxwell Jacob Friedman is shown making his entrance to send us to break.
Back from commercial, MJF cuts a promo from a podium in the ring.
He says he’s here to force feed us with knowledge, and when a lady with a clipboard tells him to just read the text he tells her to smile, like a real creepo. He gives us some hashtags to use and says it’s time for a change in leadership around here. At the beginning of this company called for a paradigm shift, and a guy who comes from the place of the titans isn’t new, that’s old hat, brother.
This revolution has turned into a dictatorship, and that’s why Jon Moxley is not his champion. He says it’s high time as a society to have a conversation about the negative effects of the Moxley reign. Where’s the wrestling? All he sees is a bunch of great wrestlers doing gymnastics to attempt to make the viewer at home think they’re good at their job.
But we’ve been brainwashed into thinking that’s what good pro wrestling is, and that’s why a world champion is supposed to lead by example. He runs Mox for cosplaying Stone Cold and says he’s undefeated as the first and last MJF, but he’s not a media analyst. Everybody wants to talk about ratings, and that’s why they treat dictator Jon so well.
Where would the numbers lie without him, right? Wrong. On average, minute-for-minute, Friedman claims he draws better numbers than Mox. AEW is meant to be the land of opportunity and Moxley has squandered that. The earth is dying and so are our morals, and his talent outweighs your tenure. He’s the guy that’s gonna be leading this company for the next twenty-five years, so do the math.
He promises us he won’t stop until he transforms this brand into the pinnacle of professional wrestling. He’s challenging Mox to a title match at All Out!
Commentary hypes up next week’s show and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Darby Allin’s music plays but he doesn’t make his entrance.
Jon Moxley makes his entrance and Taz and his boys appear on the stage to taunt him about Allin not showing up. He puts Cage’s physique over and gives the mic to Starks, who puts himself over as young and different and hungry before mocking Moxley for dressing like Pig Pen and wrestling like a crash test dummy.
Brian Cage & Ricky Starks vs. Darby Allin & Jon Moxley (Tornado Tag Team Match)
BUT ALLIN IS HERE AND THEY ATTACK TAZ’S BOYS ON THE STAGE! Brawling around ringside, Cage beating on Moxley as Darby takes Starks out. Mox gets a trash can out from under the ring as we go to break.
Back from commercial, Cage German suplexes Allin into a cover from Starks... NOPE! Stomping away, working Darby over, Moxley in, Brian pump kicks him but that gives Allin a chance to hit his Diamond Dust! Ace Crusher from Jon on Ricky, Cage with the discus lariat and all four men are down and out!
Mox with a German suplex on the Machine, spiking him with a piledriver after... NOPE! Cross armbar, Cage keeping his hands clasped and Starks makes the save with a basement dropkick! Mounted punches, the trash can enters the ring, Taz’s boys going for a double suplex but Mox fights out. Cage with a superkick, they lift him up... DOUBLE ALABAMA SLAM INTO THE TRASH CAN BUT ALLIN BREAKS IT UP!
Starks punching away on him, they lift him up, double whip, sidestep the charge, boots up on Brian. Charging in, powerbomb lift, Moxley catches his partner! Underhooks, Darby off the top... COFFIN DROP / PARADIGM SHIFT COMBO! Suicide dive takes Starks out, Allin covers... CAGE KICKS OUT! Action to the floor, Darby looking for more plunder and he gets a skateboard studded with thumbtacks out!
He blasts Starks with it and climbs up top, Mox with Cage caught in a cross armbar over the bottom rope, Allin dives... DOUBLE STOMP THROUGH THE TACK-STUDDED SKATEBOARD! IT’S OVER!
Darby Allin & Jon Moxley win by pinfall with a diving double stomp into a tack-studded skateboard from Allin on Ricky Starks.
Commentary tells us that Jon Moxley will defend the world title against Darby Allin next week.
They have a friendly square up in the ring.
That’s the show, folks.