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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (Sept. 30, 2020): Brush with Greatness

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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 on TNT.

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 live from Jacksonville, Florida. Advertised for tonight: Cody responds to Mr. Brodie Lee’s challenge, FTR give SCU a chance to become Tag champs, Ricky Starks and Darby Allin throw down, Chris Jericho faces Isiah Kassidy, Dr. Britt Baker returns, Eddie Kingston picks an opponent for World champ Jon Moxley, Orange Cassidy locks up with Dark Order’s 10, 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. (REMINDER: NO GIFS OR PICS ARE ALLOWED IN THE COMMENTS SECTION. OFFENDERS WILL BE BANNED.)

Enjoy the show!


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The show opens into the intro video.

Ricky Starks makes his entrance holding a body bag with Darby Allin’s name on it and we get a recap of their issues over the last while, as well as a promo video in Darby’s style from JPEGMAFIA about how Ricky’s gonna lose.

Darby Allin vs. Ricky Starks

Fighting out and back in, Allin counters a spear into a guillotine choke with bodyscissors! Ricky fights out of it, Darby maintains control with a wristlock, Starks with a sort of side monkey flip but Allin goes right into a Fujiwara armbar on the landing! Ricky breaks free, to the apron, Allin with a straight suplex and he follows it up with a dive!

Dragging Starks back up on the apron, but Brian Cage comes down and gets in the ring. Will Hobbs makes the save and the two big men fight to the back! Ricky with an arm drag off the apron when Darby returns his focus to him. Back inside, vicious elbow, kicks, stomps, Starks keeping the pressure on, chops in the corner.

Hard whip after hard whip, trying to take the wind out of Allin, boots up on the charge but Ricky catches a dropkick into a half crab! Back suplex follows it up for two, vicious double wristlock stomp for another nearfall! Roshambo countered, Darby rolls over, Yoshi Tonic... SO CLOSE! Wristlock, Starks fights him but Allin gets the armbar takedown into the Fujiwara!

Ricky rolling his hips, trying to get the ropes but Darby traps the far arm! Starks wriggling... HE GETS A HAND ON THE ROPES! Trading right hands in the middle of the ring, Allin with palm strikes on palm strikes, off the ropes, roll over, go-behind, standing Diamond Dust! Springboard... STARKS COUNTERS WITH A SPEAR BUT CAN’T PUT DARBY ALLIN DOWN!

Starks setting Darby up top, jockeying for position, Allin kicks him down... SHADOWS OVER HELL STYLE COFFIN DROP! IT’S OVER!

Darby Allin wins by pinfall with the Coffin Drop.

Commentary hypes up the rest of tonight’s show for us.

Cody Rhodes makes his entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Cody Rhodes is interviewed in the ring.

He says Al Snow told him you always wrestle hurt, but you never wrestle injured, and he offers a retort— what if the injury transcends the physical and it’s your spirit that’s broken? Pre-pandemic, wrestlers all shook hands ad nauseum, and that’s incorrectly chalked up as respect, but that’s not why they shake hands.

They shake hands because they need each other— the marquee has two names on it, you vs. somebody else, so imagine his shame when he loses the TNT Championship in three minutes? He got the call from Hollywood right after and he jumped on it, and he found himself sitting next to Rosario Dawson and Snoop Dogg, and Jennifer Nettles, and who the hell is he?

He’s the guy who got beat in three minutes.

He says his feet and his ear are planted firmly in the ground, and he hears all the standard pro wrestling promos, being the future, being the ace, but that ship has sailed, and he’d like to say it’s him, but it can only belong to one of three people— Hikaru Shida, Jon Moxley, and Brodie Lee, the champions of AEW.

As to Brodie’s offer... his answer is no. He goes to leave but turns around and says that actually is “no regrets”, he accepts the dog collar match for next week!

Brodie hits the ring and they brawl, but Dark Order guys and men of the general roster swarm to pull them apart! Brandi Rhodes and Anna Jay have to be pulled apart as well! The brawl continues at length but eventually they keep everyone separated... and then Lee breaks away and restarts it!

FTR are interviewed backstage.

They talk about the tag division, running teams down mostly but putting SCU over as worthy contenders for tonight.

Matt Jackson rolls up and superkicks Tony Schiavone right as he asks who FTR want to face at Full Gear. He leaves and FTR ask why he didn’t go after them.

SCU are interviewed somewhere else backstage.

FTR may be playing checkers but they’re playing chess, and they’re going to be two-time champs. They walk off and Shawn Spears wishes them up.

SCU make their entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial, “Hangman” Adam Page joins us on commentary for this match.

FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood) (c) vs. SCU (Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky) (AEW World Tag Team Championship)

Harwood and Kazarian to start, champ with a side headlock, Frankie reverses, mat grappling ensues and Dax gets a hammerlock. Drop toehold counter, back to the side headlock, shot off, drop down, shoulder block, drop down, arm drag blocked, duck the lariat, Kazarian hammers him with one of his own! Tag to Sky, in with a big dropkick, tag to Cash.

Waistlock, standing switch, Scorpio with a side headlock takeover, holding onto it and grinding it in. Shot off, shoulder block, drop down, leapfrog, drop down, leapfrog, leapfrog, Wheeler trips and blames Christopher Daniels for it, which leads referee Paul Turner to throw him out! Capitalizing, FTR start the heat segment but Sky gets a diving crossbody for two!

Dropkicks ahoy, tag to Kazarian, double whip, blind tag, back body drop, elbows take Cash out, back body drop him into Harwood and Tully Blanchard checks on them. Sidestep the baseball slide, Frankie slaps Dax’s ass and Scorpio dives on the champs with a tope con giro! Back inside, cover for two, action to the floor again and this time FTR sucker Sky to send us to break.

Back from commercial, FTR are in control and working Sky over, he gets an inside cradle but referee Paul Turner is distracted and by the time he counts the three it’s no good! Side Russian legsweep creates the separation, tag to Kazarian! Coming in hot, taking Harwood off his feet with a leg lariat, guillotine leg drop to Wheeler, big forearm takes Dax down!

Double pin comes close, bridging fisherman suplex but Cash kicks out! Harwood tags in, cutting Frankie off, working him over, tag to Sky, German suplex into a folding press, only two! FTR double-teaming Kazarian, sunset flip at the same time as Sky comes off the top with a crossbody, only two! Stereo Ace Crushers... NOT ENOUGH!

FTR coming back, striking away, powerbomb sets up a bridging Dragon suplex... SO CLOSE! Kazarian and Wheeler up top, jockeying for position, tag from Dax, Frank counters their double-team with a crossbody... NOPE! Sky with a diving crossbody, roll through the roll through, only two! Trading pinning predicaments, both teams feeling the pressure of the twenty minute time limit!

Wheeler to the apron, Scorpio suplexes him back in but he rolls out the other side! Cash floats over another suplex, Tully holds his leg...

FTR win by pinfall with a crossbody from Cash Wheeler on Scorpio Sky to retain the AEW World Tag Team Championship.

Commentary announces “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry, Rey Fenix, and Kenny Omega as the first three entrants in an eight-man tournament to crown a number one contender to the AEW World Championship. “Hangman” Adam Page takes his headset off and stalks off at the news that Kenny has taken such a high profile singles engagement, and we go to break.

Chris Jericho vs. Isiah Kassidy

Jericho piefacing Kassidy early, backing him into the corner and jawing at him, but when he turns his back, Isiah strikes! Whip across, big shoulder block, lariat, double leg into mounted punches and he’s taking it to the living legend! Forearms in the ropes, whip reversed, slide under, he snaps a Frankensteiner off!

Big arm drag, drop toehold, La Casita... SO CLOSE! Forearms in the corner from Y2J as he reasserts control, taking things at his own pace, drawing Isiah up, whip across, he ducks a lariat, catch the dropkick into a catapult and Chris goes over the ropes and to the floor! Kassidy baseball slide, sidestep, Jericho puts him into the barricade but he back body drops the Demo God into the crowd!

Luther shoves Chris around and clotheslines him back over the barricade! Kassidy with a tornillo, back inside, up top, senton atomico... NOT ENOUGH! Chops to follow, off the ropes but Jericho pops him up and lets him fall to send us to break!

Back from commercial, Jericho gets a vertical suplex, leaving Kassidy writhing in agony. Drawing him up, forearm connects, right hands, forearms, off the ropes but Jake Hager trips him up while Chris has referee Aubrey Edwards distracted! Isiah sidesteps, Y2J gets crotched in the turnbuckles! Enzuigiri follows, charging in, back body drop to the apron, forearm shot, springboard Diamond Dust... NO GOOD!

Chops and forearms, whip across, Jericho stops himself short, back body drop to the apron, big right hand! Jockeying for position, springboard Stunner... A DEEP TWO BUT ONLY TWO! Off the ropes, Y2J cuts him down with a lariat but Isiah gets the knees up on the Lionsault! A Lionsault of his own... JERICHO KICKS OUT!

Codebreaker follows it up... again just a nearfall! Kassidy off the top...

Chris Jericho wins by pinfall with the Judas Effect.

Post-match the Inner Circle hit the ring to beat Kassidy up but Marq Quen and Matt Hardy make the save and run them off! Jericho gets back into it with Luther while Hager beats Serpentico up!

We get a video package of Miro and Kip Sabian talking about how epic Kip’s bachelor party is gonna be, and disgraced world video game champion Billy Mitchell makes an appearance, promising to help Miro make it great.

Best Friends are interviewed backstage and FTR come around to tell them they’re midcard comedy guys who will never be on their level.

And so we go to break.

Orange Cassidy vs. Ten

Cassidy putting an elbow sleeve at the bell, Ten takes his glasses off and puts them on John Silver. He mocks putting his hands in his pockets, Orange is distracted enough for Ten to distract him! Off the ropes, crossbody caught, swinging reverse STO but Cassidy kicks right out! Corner lariat sets up a delayed vertical suplex!

Spinebuster, action to the floor, Dark Order mock the Best Friends hug, complete with the Okada snap zoom, and Cassidy takes them all out with a diving elbow to the floor! Back inside, big DDT from Orange sets up an Orange Punch, he follows it up...

Orange Cassidy wins by pinfall with the Beach Break.

Backstage, Maxwell Jacob Friedman and Wardlow roll up on the Inner Circle’s locker room with gifts to celebrate Jericho’s big win tonight. MJF unwraps the box and hands out jackets to Hager, Ortiz, Santana, and Jericho, but there’s nothing in the box for Sammy Guevara. Friedman turns to Wardlow and asks him what happened.

Wardlow says it wasn’t there when he packed the box, and Max swears on his mother’s life that it wasn’t intentional, but Sammy grills him on what he’s doing here. Y2J cuts him off and takes the grilling over, he thanks MJF for the jackets but asks him straight up if he wants to join the Inner Circle.

Max fires right back with a question of his own— does Chris want him to join the Inner Circle? They go back and forth repeating themselves and end up complimenting themselves on how classy they are. MJF says he’s excited for next week’s celebration of Jericho’s 30th year in the business, they say their goodbyes.

The second he leaves, Guevara calls MJF a loser, but Jericho waves him off and says maybe he’s not, as we go to break.

Back from commercial, Dr. Britt Baker, DMD makes her entrance, flanked by Rebel.

Dr. Britt Baker, DMD vs. Red Velvet

Baker right in with a wristlock, Velvet reverses, Britt with an Ice Pick to grind her down! Jockeying for position, big arm drag from Baker, big back elbow, off the ropes, Red hits a leg lariat! La casadora bulldog... NOPE! Whip reversed, Britt with a forearm and she follows it up with a Pepsi Twist!

Continuing to control the match, shoving Velvet into the ropes, choking her, whip across to set up the Sling Blade! Red reverses into a pin, only two, Britt hits a superkick and follows it up with the fisherman neckbreaker!

Dr. Britt Baker, DMD wins by pinfall.

Post-match, Baker locks Lockjaw on Red Velvet! Rebel brings her the glove to seal the deal with the Mandible Claw!

Commentary hypes up Jericho and Hager vs. Chaos Project and Brian Cage defending the FTW Championship against Will Hobbs for next week, as well as the dog collar match for the TNT Championship we already knew about.

Eddie Kingston makes his entrance, we’ll find out his hand-picked opponent for Jon Moxley after the break.

Back from commercial, Eddie Kingston gets on the mic with referee Bryce Remsburg under his arm.

He breaks things down for the simple-minded idiots that didn’t watch last week— Moxley put him in a bulldog choke last week but he didn’t tap. Jon went to Tony Khan and offered a title shot against a man of Eddie’s choice, but Kingston wasn’t going to take it, so he’s got another man in mind. He wants to talk to Bryce first, though.

He says he never tapped and never said “I quit”, so what gave Remsburg the right and the balls to ring that bell. Bryce says Eddie was unresponsive and they’ve known each other for eighteen years, but here in the ring it’s professional, and when you’re in a world title match on national television, it’s his job to protect Kingston from himself.

Eddie gives the high sign and the Lucha Brothers line up like they’re gonna take Remsburg out, but Jon Moxley makes the save, barbed wire bat in hand! Eddie and his boys clear the ring and he demands the music get cut. He tells Mox to relax, he’s not fighting him, he’s fighting the Butcher tonight!

“Butcher” Andy Williams vs. Jon Moxley (c) (AEW World Championship)

Williams in control early, sidestepping a knee and hitting a back suplex lift Rock Bottom! Knee drop to the midsection, clubbing away in the ropes, big chops, pulling Jon’s vest off, trading forearms to set up a big lariat! Another knee across the chest, choking Moxley over the ropes and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Williams is in control and working Moxley’s leg over with a spinning toehold. Wristlock upkicks to counter, float out of a scoop lift, Jon with front kicks and a hangman’s neckbreaker! Hobbling into the corner, Penalty Kick, only a nearfall but Mox shifts right into a cross armbar!

Butcher with a half-crab, Moxley rolls him through but Andy nails him with grounded forearms to cut him off! Drawing him up, running powerslam connects... SO CLOSE! Back to the leg, half-crab applied, stomps, kicking the champ’s leg out of his leg, scooping him up but Jon floats out. Underhooks blocked, again working the knee, he can’t get the standing Stretch Muffler so Williams settles for a torture toehold!

Upkicks from Moxley to break, Andy off the ropes with a lariat to keep the pressure up! Action to the floor and Jon throws the Butcher into the barricade for some breathing room! Williams’ stablemates help him up, back inside, trading forearms, shifting into chops, Mox tries to run the ropes but he’s hobbled and Andy clobbers him with a freight train crossbody!

Bryce issuing the standing ten count, both men to their feet, trading forearms, Jon with a go-behind but the Butcher wrenches his arm to set up a pumphandle Rock Bottom... NO DICE! Andy drops the leg, heads up top but Mox cuts him off and climbs to join him... ONE-LEGGED SUPERPLEX! Williams gets a shoulder kneebar!

Jon on one leg, roll through puts Butcher into the turnbuckles, front kick sets him up and Mox rocks him with a piledriver for two! Andy up top, diving crossbody... MOX KICKS OUT! Moxley snaps off a DDT, reverse chinlock, bridging back...

Jon Moxley wins by submission with Saka Otoshi to retain the AEW World Championship.

Post-match Eddie and his boys are furious.

That’s the show, folks.

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