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This episode comes our way live from Jacksonville, Florida. Advertised for tonight: Brodie Lee defends his TNT championship against Dustin Rhodes. Plus, a no disqualification tag match between Inner Circle’s Chris Jericho & Jake Hager and Sonny Kiss & Joey Janela, Lucha Bros face Jurassic Express, World champ Jon Moxley & new #1 Lance Archer speak, new champs FTR celebrate, Matt Hardy returns after his controversial match at last Saturday, Kip Sabian reveals the best man for his upcoming wedding to Penelope Ford, Tay Conti gets a shot at Nyla Rose, Orange Cassidy vs. Angélico, and more!
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AEW DYNAMITE RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR SEPT. 9
An angel fell one stormy night from heaven’s glory, he split the earth to reign in hell. He fears the light, he fears the truth, he hears what’s going to be. He spits on life, but me, I’m just here to liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.
The show opens with footage of Tony Schiavone in the parking lot earlier today as Chris Jericho and Maxwell Jacob Friedman arrive at the arena.
Jericho says MJF got robbed and everybody saw Jon Moxley cheat by hitting Paradigm Shift, but it’s okay, because he guarantees Friedman will be champion soon. Max says that coming from a legend means the world to him, and the fact that he had to even touch “that soulless ginger prick” is criminal, but he promises him that one day he’s going to regain the title.
They exchange pleasantries and walk off, and split-screen cameras catch them both saying that the other is a loser under their breath as they walk away.
Jurassic Express (“Jungle Boy” Jack Perry & Luchasaurus) vs. Lucha Brothers (Penta el Zero M & Rey Fenix)
Perry and Fenix to start, a bit of light grappling, escalating to lucha libre, Perry with a slick Arabian Press lucha arm drag! Rey goes hard in return, palm strikes into a rope-walk arm drag, sidestepping each other’s kicks, stalemate! Penta tags in, Perry gets away and tags Luchasaurus in. Hard headbutt, assisted reverse STO, Fenix makes the save!
Penta throws his glove at the dinosaur, Cero Miedo, trading overhand chops! Springboard crossbody, Luchasaurus tags out, Perry in with a diving Frankensteiner! Tag to Fenix, Jack with a two-for-one that sets up a suicide dive on Rey! Back to the apron, springboard but Penta shoves him off the ropes and into a superkick from his brother on the floor!
Back inside, cover for two, Lucha Brothers working Jungle Boy over in the corner, quick tags, Perry rolls through and over and gets the tag! Lariats and chops, pop-up fireman’s carry spinebuster! Scoop lift, Fenix floats out, to the corner, dino man with a knee and catches Rey on a springboard into a huge chokeslam!
Standing moonsault, Penta breaks it up with a kick! Tag to Perry, double whip, Fenix with a springboard headbutt on Luchasaurus and a Gory Special on Perry, into a Gory Facebuster! Tag to Penta, Sling Blade, Perry gets a lungblower, underhooks, Fenix off the top and then he dives... JUNGLE BOY KICKS OUT OF THE STOMP-ASSISTED PACKAGE PILEDRIVER!
Eddie Kingston is furious at ringside, malfunction at the junction leads Penta to hit a flip piledriver on Fenix...
Jurassic Express win by pinfall with a schoolboy from Jungle Boy on Rey Fenix.
Post-match, Lucha Brothers are running hot. Butcher and the Blade hit the ring to keep the peace between the brothers and Eddie Kingston gets in the ring and on the mic. He asks if they’re done and tells them to stop it. He says their little British friend isn’t here, he’s here, and he asks Pepper Parks where his wife is.
He brings up the Casino Battle Royale, saying there were five of them and Fenix kicked Blade in the face? Accident his ass. And where was Penta? They should be running this place, not fighting each other, and he demands they shake hands. Instead, the Lucha Brothers get into a shoving match.
Eddie puts an arm around Penta and says he’s his best friend but Fenix is his brother and he should shake his hand. Fenix offers a hand, Kingston asks him nicely again and the brothers shake hands and hug. Eddie says he was never eliminated from the battle royal and tells us to look up the rules.
Commentary hypes up the rest of tonight’s card for us.
Jake “the Snake” Roberts cuts a promo standing in front of Lance Archer in the rain.
He calls Jon Moxley out and says he and Archer trash cars and like getting wet, and Moxley’s gonna sweat and piss himself when they get ahold of him. Lance speaks, saying Jon had nothing but time to prepare for the guys that came before him, but he has nothing but despair to look forward to when he steps in the ring with the Murderhawk Monster.
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, Matt Hardy makes his entrance.
He gets on the mic and thanks the crowd, saying it’s amazing to actually be in an arena with a live audience and revel in their emotion. And he thanks us watching at home before addressing his “very, very scary fall” from All Out. He knows it frightened a lot of people, and over the last couple days the outpouring of love and support has been overwhelming.
He’s very happy to stand in front of us and say that, after a battery of tests, he’s expected to make a full recovery. He’s a lucky man and he calls his beautiful family out, pointing Reby out in the crowd with their newborn and his two other sons at home. He apologizes for the match at All Out not being what it could have been, but he’s glad his feud with Sammy Guevara is over before anybody got hurt even worse.
Now it’s time for him to get back to getting healthy, and when he’s cleared he’s going to come back and start winning matches and chase his first AEW Championship. His journey isn’t over, and a large part of that is down to us, and he thanks us again.
Angelico vs. Orange Cassidy
Angelico with a cheap shot out the gates, tying Orange up in kind of a modified Japanese stranglehold. Working a wristlock, Cassidy slips out and goes to put his hands in his pockets but Angelico gets a test of strength! Jockeying for position, Navarro Dulce (kind of a kneeling Gory Special, thanks Excalibur!) applied, Orange out, back roll, satellite DDT blocked!
Drop toehold from Angelico into an inverted Muta Lock, Cassidy gets the ropes! Charging in, Orange low-bridges him and he goes flying to the floor! Off the ropes, Cassidy dives and throws him back in, up top, diving crossbody! No cover, off the ropes, duck the lariat, satellite DDT drops Angelico on his dome!
Kip up, Orange has him in his sights...
Orange Cassidy wins by pinfall with the Orange Punch.
Post-match, Jack Evans argues with referee Bryce Remsburg before Santana and Ortiz hit the ring with a collapsible baton and the madball, beating Cassidy down! Best Friends make the save! Chuck Taylor gets on the mic and calls them out for attacking them from behind and destroying Sue’s van.
He says this has to end, and next week, they want to finally do the parking lot match they booked way back in March! Trent gets on the mic and says they’re not coming to have fun next week, they’re coming to hurt them and to make his mama proud!
They go to opposite corners... THREE-MAN SNAP ZOOM HUG!
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, Alex Marvez is knocking on the Young Bucks’ dressing room door hoping for an interview.
He initially gets no answer but the door opens as soon as he starts talking again and the Bucks lay him out with a Superkick Party!
Kip Sabian and Penelope Ford make their entrance.
Kip waves Tony Schiavone out of the ring and takes charge of the segment. He says everybody wants to know who his best man is, and he’s not going to take too long to get to the point. He waves to the entrance area and New York indie wrestler Puf comes out! Kip runs up to the stage and says he appreciates that he subscribed to his Twitch channel, but he’s not his best man, he’s just “the best.”
Sabian introduces his best man again... and Brian Pillman, Jr. comes to the ring! But again his is a case of mistaken identity, because Kip texted him that he’s “the best, man” with a comma, and they’re not even friends, so he waves him off.
Third time’s the charm, and we get entrance music this time, so you know it’s real.
He’s shot from behind... IT’S RUSEV DAY Y’ALL! MIRO IS HERE IN AEW! AND HE’S BLONDE!
He gets on the mic and says ten years in the same house under the same glass ceiling with an imaginary brass ring... well you can take that brass ring and shove it up your ass! Elite recognizes elite, and he loves Kip and of course he’ll be his best man, but he didn’t pick him because he’s a best man, but because he’s THE best man.
You tune into his Twitch, you see he’s the best gamer, well in AEW you’ll see him take guys out night after night. His name is Miro, and he’s All Elite.
We get a sit-down interview with “Hangman” Adam Page.
He says he’s feeling good and Tony Schiavone asks him to can the stock answer. Page says they had fans at All Out, and not many, and you could have heard them, but he didn’t. For thirty minutes he didn’t hear anyone make a sound, and it was like everyone was holding their breath, like they knew it was inevitable that they’d lose their tag titles and fall apart.
But he doesn’t think it was inevitable— FTR shouldn’t have had that title shot in the first place. Kenny was right, the Young Bucks should have won the gauntlet, and it’s his fault that he’s lost two of his best friends and he was stupid enough to think that FTR were like him just because they look like him and act like him.
He’s like everybody else, full of blood and bones, but he feels like he’s actually full of poison. He says this is probably his toughest test, but he’s gonna get through it.
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial in time for entrances.
Inner Circle (Chris Jericho & Jake Hager) vs. Joey Janela & Sonny Kiss (No Disqualification Match)
Janela and Jericho starting out with a hockey fight, into the corner, whip across and Joey explodes with a lariat into mounted punches! Kiss in, double flapjack into the ropes sets up a double bulldog and a double dropkick! Sonny fired up, clear the apron with a forearm, Jericho rakes her eyes but she comes back with a reverse roundhouse and makes the tag!
Double missile dropkicks take the Inner Circle out, clothesline sends Hager to the floor and the babyfaces pose! The Bad Boy brings a chair into the action but Y2J back suplexes him onto it and we go to break!
Back from commercial, the Inner Circle are in control and working Janela over. Joey manages to put Chris into a chair that he had wedged in the turnbuckles, tags made! Kiss slides low, dropkick into an enzuigiri, whip blocked, boot up, to the second but Jake pulls her down into the splits! Schoolboy pin, no dice, basement superkick... Jericho breaks it up!
Sonny throws Y2J to the stage, but Jake blindsides her and sets a trash can on her... SHE LIFTED THE CAN UP ON THE VADER BOMB AND BLOCKED IT! The Bad Boy takes Hager to the stage, lighting Jericho up with strikes but Chris throws him into the stage lights! Catapult... JAKE SPINEBUSTERS JOEY OFF THE STAGE AND THROUGH A TABLE! SONNY KISS TAKES BOTH HEELS OUT WITH A DIVING CROSSBODY!
Cactus clothesline takes Hager back inside, she sets Jericho up in the corner, handspring kicks on both guys, rolling elbow takes Jake down! Sonny goes up top but Y2J sprays a fire extinguisher in her face and Hager capitalizes...
The Inner Circle win by pinfall with a head-and-arm triangle slam from Jake Hager on Sonny Kiss.
Post-match, Jericho gets on the mic and says the Inner Circle had a terrible night of losses at All Out and Sammy Guevara’s out hurt, but now it’s the future and Hager and he are going to commit to running up victories in the tag division and come for the titles.
MJF gets a promo from his campaign office where he decries “Dictator Jon” for cheating like a coward, but you can’t blame a scorpion for stinging you and he’s figured out who’s to blame— this campaign was supposed to create change, give hope to the hopeless, and make him a world champion, but they all blew it and they’re all fired!
He orders them to get out and gets in Nina’s face for smiling and says she’s sick of her disgusting crooked yellow teeth. Wardlow addresses him from behind and Max berates him for costing him the title, too, calling him an illiterate oaf before laughing and asking if they have a problem, because the last he checked, Tony Khan doesn’t sign his checks, he does.
Anyone in their right mind would have fired him after Saturday, but Friedman is his only friend and the only one who sees the potential in him, so he better get his act together lest he put his whole family out on the street. Wardlow says they don’t have a problem and MJF says now is a time for planning to get back on top, where they belong.
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, Jon Moxley cuts a promo.
He says he saw Lance Archer earn his title shot at All Out and said to himself, “Son of a bitch, this isn’t getting any easier,” but that’s just how it should be. You can campaign for it or litigate for it, the only way to be AEW World Champion is to crawl through a mountain of crap and come out the other side.
Looking at the numbers on paper you might think he’s going into a wood chipper against Archer, but it’s not about that, it’s about what he feels in his heart, his soul, and deep down in his guts, and he knows he’s unstoppable. Lance is just a man, and when their paths cross, all you have to ask yourself is do you really want to bet against Jon Moxley?
Tully Blanchard is in the ring with FTR and he puts his boys over as the greatest tag team champions in the world. He recounts the details of their victory and Cash Wheeler takes over, putting the tag division over as the deepest and best in the world, and he points them out at ringside. FTR might be undefeated in AEW, but they’ve had to fight for each of those victories.
It was a dream to wrestle SCU, who they grew up watching, and imagine if they were still in their prime, if this was twenty years ago? Private Party they don’t have much to say about, and Dax Harwood takes over and says they’re the locker room leaders and the top guys now here in AEW. He calls Billy Gunn out as a legend but he and his snot-nosed kid aren’t jumping to the front of the line.
Next week, Jurassic Express have a match against them, but don’t get it twisted, it ain’t a title shot, they’ll have to earn that. They’ll never let a comedy gimmick run their division, and they offer a toast to the dumbass dinosaur, which leads to an abortive brawl. FTR get away and the various tag teams divide their celebratory cake up amongst themselves to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Taz is hearing some scuttlebutt that Darby Allin is here.
Lo and behold, Darby’s music plays, but Ricky Starks makes his entrance, painted up like Darby.
He gets on the mic and says it finally happened, he got injured. He dislocated his pinky and he’s got thumbtacks in his foot and he can’t go skateboarding with his friends. He says Allin writes it everywhere that he’s relentless, or is it that he’s reckless? There’s a reason nobody wants to tag with him and he sits by himself in the back, and it’s because he’s reckless.
But Starks will show him the meaning of relentless, and the next time Darby shows his face here, he’s going to beat his ass.
We get a recap of the women’s title match from All Out.
Nyla Rose vs. Tay Conti
Conti taking it right to her with forearms but Rose rams her into the corner for shoulder thrusts! Schoolboy for two, leg pick takedown into a half crab and then a heel hook as Tay keeps herself in it. Nyla claws at her face and stomps her a few times, Stinger Splash in the corner, dumping her to the floor where Vickie Guerrero chokes her!
Rose follows after to attack Conti on the floor and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Conti looking for a sunset flip but Rose hosses her up for a powerbomb! Tay with a Sol Naciente applied, struggling, Nyla draws her up...
Nyla Rose wins by pinfall with the Beast Bomb.
Post-match, Vickie Guerrero asks to be excused. She says the Vicious Vixens are here to make a statement and they’re not going anywhere, which leads Nyla to draw Conti up again but Hikaru Shida makes the save with a kendo stick in hand before anything can happen!
We get a recap of Alex Marvez eating a pair of superkicks from the Young Bucks, and we’re informed that both Matt and Nick Jackson are being fined five thousand dollars for their attack.
Kenny Omega has a sitdown interview with Jim Ross.
He says these things happen, and when you’ve done this for twenty years at the highest level, winning and losing belts is all part of the game. He agrees that he and Page had chemistry that held them together in the ring, and that’s why he thought this is what he was meant to do in AEW. He had expectations of being a singles star put upon him, to be the ace of the company, and he lost his way.
It wasn’t until he found Hangman that he found a sense of purpose, and he says they have such a deep tag team division, and to get to the level they got they had to dig deep and learn about themselves, and what he learned about Adam Page, he doesn’t particularly like. They had a good run, but Hangman had better make other plans if he’s thinking about trying to reconcile.
He gave a year of his life to tag team wrestling, but it’s time to go back to singles action.
Commentary hypes up next week’s show for us and explains that next week’s airdate is up in the air due to NBA playoffs.
Dustin Rhodes makes his entrance and we go to break.
Mr. Brodie Lee (c) vs. Dustin Rhodes (AEW TNT Championship)
Rhodes attacks Lee before the bell and takes him to the floor for a beatdown but Brodie turns it around and fights him into the crowd! Dustin with a back body drop into the table but it doesn’t break! More brawling, putting the Exalted One into the steel steps, trading palm strikes, back inside and we finally ring the bell!
Dustin lighting him up in the corner, Lee brawls him out of the corner, back around ringside, into the corner for heavy chops from the champion! Rhodes with mounted punches in the corner, chops and slaps, Brodie fires back and takes him into the corner for an eyepoke and chops of his own! Dustin throwing strikes in the middle of the ring, Lee cuts him off, catapult into the middle rope sends Rhodes crashing to the floor and us to break!
Back from commercial, whip across, Rhodes with lariats, whip reversed, drop down slap, off the ropes, one-handed bulldog! Snap scoop powerslam! Off the top, diving Frankensteiner, to the corner, Yoshi Tonic... NOT ENOUGH! Lee with a huge slap to the face, powerbomb lift, Dustin floats over, inverted facelock... CROSS RHODES CAN’T KEEP BRODIE DOWN!
Superkick, Lee hits the powerbomb this time, cover... NOPE! Desperation playing across Brodie’s face but he refocuses and lines him up only for Rhodes to sidestep the boot! Lee to the floor, Dustin with a cannonball off the apron! Back inside, setting him up in the corner, John Silver accidentally runs interference... SHATTERED DREAMS!
Silver comes in, eats a powerslam, Dustin blocks a discus lariat... PILEDRIVER! BRODIE LEE GETS HIS HAND ON THE ROPES! Trading slaps and chops in the middle of the ring, big boot gets a lariat, Rhodes covers him... AND CAN’T PUT HIM AWAY! Off the ropes, block the Truck Stop, big boot gets a superkick! Another superkick, Lee winds up...
Mr. Brodie Lee wins by pinfall with the discus lariat to retain the AEW TNT Championship.
Post-match, the Dark Order comes to the ring with QT Marshall slung over Stu Grayson’s shoulders, but Lee shoves at Colt Cabana and yells at him to stay out of the ring. Evil Uno takes Cabana off backstage, giving him what appears to be a pep talk as Lee kicks Rhodes low!
He poses with the title over Dustin’s fallen body.
We get a breaking news update from Cody Rhodes.
He always says go big or go home, and since he’s out hurt, maybe he should go home, but nah. He’s created his own quarantine bubble to film the most extreme talent show ever, and it begins here, with Bert “the Machine” Kreischer as host, explaining the concept of the Go-Big Show and showing us a hype reel for it.
That’s the show, folks.