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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (Mar. 31, 2021): Christian’s in-ring debut

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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 from Jacksonville, Florida, and will feature Christian Cage stepping into an AEW ring for the first time against Frankie Kazarian, and Arcade Anarchy when Miro & Kip Sabian battle Orange Cassidy & Chuck Taylor. Plus, World champ Kenny Omega & Good Brothers face Lucha Bros & Laredo Kid, Cody has an exhibition match with his friend QT Marshall, MJF has a gift for The Pinnacle, Nyla Rose & Bunny team-up to battle Hikaru Shida & Tay Conti, Jon Moxley locks up with Cezro Bononi, 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!


She had an horror of rooms, she was tired you can’t hide beat. When I looked in her eyes they were blue but nobody home. She could’ve been a killer if she didn’t walk the way she do, and she do. She opened strange doors that we’d never close again, but me? I’m just here to liveblog this pro wrestling show for you on this fine Trans Day of Visibility, folks.

The show opens into the intro video.

Christian Cage vs. Frankie Kazarian

Collar and elbow, into the corner, Kazarian breaks clean. Back to the lockup, go-behind, Cage with a side headlock takeover but Frankie posts to his feet and shoots him off. Shoulder block, cover for one, stalemate! Arm wringer, Christian in control but Kaz uses the ropes to reverse, snapmare, sit-down into an old-school cross armbar! Back to a headlock, shot off, shoulder block sends Cage through the ropes and to the stage!

Frankie slings him back into the ring, hammer whip puts him hard into the turnbuckles and he follows up with right hands before shoving Christian clean off the top and to the floor! Back inside, inverted cravate applied but Cage fights to his feet. Kazarian wrenches the hold in and Christian slumps right back down! Cravate knees into a neckbreaker, only two!

A back suplex follows, just two, stepping on the back of Cage’s head, trying to end his career! Front chancery, drawing him up, clubbing blows, whip to the corner but Christian busts loose with a tornado DDT... STILL NO! Choking Kaz in the ropes, slingshot to the floor for a slap, pop back up top, diving uppercut... NOPE! Mounted punches in the turnbuckles, Cage feeling the rust and he falls prey to a jackknife pin attempt for a nearfall!

Nearfall of his own in return, Frankie looking for the crossface chickenwing but Christian hammers him with back elbows, rolling him around but Kazarian counters the Killswitch into a back body drop! Inverted DDT from the Instant Classic, Frankie recovers, crossface chickenwing applied, the hooks are in! Cage crawling, desperate... HE GETS THE ROPES TO FORCE THE BREAK!

Kazarian with stomps to the ribs, bending over to jaw at Cage but he catches him, inside cradle for two! Rolling solebutt sets up a lariat, Frankie’s rolling, springboard leg drop connects... SO CLOSE! He sets Christian up top and climbs to join him, jockeying for position... FLUX CAPACITOR, SLOW TO COVER AND CHRISTIAN KICKS OUT!

Setting up Killswitch, Kaz slips out and hangs him in the ropes but Cage ducks the leg drop! Hanging his neck over the top rope, perching up top... FRANKIE KAZARIAN KICKS OUT OF THE FROG SPLASH! Again going for the Killswitch, Kazarian shoves him off, goes for the chickenwing, Cage escapes and puts him into the post, sets him up...

Christian Cage wins by pinfall with the Killswitch.

We get a video package from Darby Allin and Sting running Matt Hardy down for all the shortcuts he’s been taking lately.

Commentary hypes up the rest of the card to send us to break.

Back from commercial, we get a Jade Cargill video package where she calls Red Velvet out.

Cody Rhodes vs. QT Marshall (Exhibition Match)

Your special guest referee is Arn Anderson.

Collar and elbow, jockeying for position in the corner before going back to the middle of the ring for a clean break. Side headlock, shot off, shoulder block, drop down, criss-cross, leapfrog, hip toss blocked and Rhodes hits a series of arm drags into the armbar! Drop down slap gets a dropkick from QT, short-arm shoulder block, punches to the shoulder, and we go to break with Marshall in control.

Back from commercial, Cody has regained the momentum and he’s about to put the figure four leglock on when he falters. Marshall goes for a full nelson, Rhodes reverses to an inverted headlock but lets go before the Cross Rhodes! Big slap, off the ropes, crossbody but Cody sidesteps! QT takes his time getting back inside, and then cheap shots referee Arn Anderson right in the neck!

The match goes to a no-contest, presumably.

Marshall goes to the stage in shock and frustration while th rest of the Nightmare Family check on Anderson. A bunch of them, lead by Aaron Solow and including Nick Comoroto and Anthony Ogogo, turn on Cody and Dustin and Billy Gunn, beating them down! Comoroto clutches Lee Johnson and powerbombs him over the ropes and to the stage! Somebody spikes Arn’s arm over the barricade!

Nick hosses a bleeding Dustin Rhodes up on the stage, where the stairs have been set up. He streaks Solow’s shirt with blood... AND PILEDRIVES DUSTIN ON THE STAIRS! They’re about to smash Cody’s face between a chair and the steps when Red Velvet runs down to make the save!

QT and his boys leave, the damage done, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get promos from Scorpio Sky and “All Ego” Ethan Page intercut wherein they both speak about being tired of not getting the opportunities they deserve, and it’s revealed that they’re teaming on Dark next week.

We get a recap of what we saw before the break.

Red Velvet is interviewed backstage, saying she’s gonna have Cody’s back, when Jade attacks her out of nowhere and beats her down!

We get a Jon Moxley promo where he talks about all the things that have pissed him off in his professional life lately and puts Cezar Bononi over as a guy you can make money with, but only if he doesn’t kill him tonight, and tonight, somebody’s getting dropped on their head and choked unconscious.

Cezar Bononi vs. Jon Moxley

Trading forearms and then shoulder blocks, Moxley turns the tide with a shoulder kneebreaker, a dragon screw, and a bridging stepover toehold, hobbling Bononi before he applies a single-leg crab. Cezar kicks him away, Jon lays chest kicks in, off the ropes, Ryan Nemeth trips him up and Bononi gets a cheap shot in that sets a straight suplex up and gets him a two count to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Bononi with tight whipping lariats in the corner, whip across, Moxley sidesteps, rolling elbow, running lariat, slap across the face, big German suplex finally takes Cezar off his feet! Corner lariat, setting him up top, superplex connects, only two! Right into a cross armbar, falling back, referee Paul Turner distracted by JD Drake, Ryan Nemeth runs in but eats a Paradigm Shift!

Bononi clubs him, pumphandle, Mox reverses into a sleeper hold! Cezar fades...

Jon Moxley wins by referee stoppage with a sleeper hold.

Team Taz send a promo in where Taz reiterates that everything is fine and Ricky Starks says he had a great time last night on Dark, and he wants to hear what Brian Cage thinks. Cage criticizes him, Taz plays peacemaker and gets everybody sitting back down.

Maxwell Jacob Friedman is backstage with the Pinnacle and he’s got a gift for them, a new personal stylist.

But that’s not all, he also got an interior decorator in to finally get rid of the stench coming from the bathroom. He opens the bathroom door and the Inner Circle is inside! MJF tries to run but when he opens the main door, Jake Hager is right there to knock him down! We got a brawl! Sammy Guevara lays Shawn Spears out with his Feast Your Eyes before slamming a door on his head!

Wardlow and Hager brawl and Jake Rock Bottoms him through a massage table! Ortiz and Santana are going at it with FTR and shoulder block Cash Wheeler into an ice bath! Dax Harwood is bleeding from the head and Santana spikes him with a broken piece of chair! Chris Jericho fights Friedman into the bathroom and gives him a swirly! He promises him the worst is yet to come and smashes him face-first into the glass door of a refrigerator!

The Inner Circle drag MJF out of the room and reclaim their locker room!

The Young Bucks are interviewed backstage.

They say they don’t want to air their dirty laundry every week and Don Callis rolls up to try and talk to them. Nick Jackson muscles past him but he asks Matt to hear him out. He says Jackson broke Kenny’s heart last week and asks him what’s wrong with him. Matt simply fumes, Callis gets frustrated and slaps him across the face, and Jackson grabs him by the lapels before letting go and taking a few deep breaths.

Don asks if there’s anything inside him at all and calls him pathetic as he turns and leaves to send us to break.

Good Brothers (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson) & Kenny Omega vs. Laredo Kid & Lucha Brothers (Penta el Zero M & Rey Fenix)

Back from commercial, I return to find my wife covering for me, so as always, take it away Josie—

Two catmans and a Darth Vader enter the ring. Cut to a Promo where they talk about how they’re going to beat up Kenny Omega and company.

Uh oh here comes Kenny Omega, looking like he just blew rails in the back, and flanked by Frick and Frack.

Anyway, a brawl breaks out, everybody in the ring, we get a bell, luchadors take control, Superkick Party lays Omega out but Anderson breaks the pin up! Settling down to Kid on Kenny, and finally he tags out to Gallows! Laredo off the ropes, he gets cut off and laid out with a roundhouse kick from Doc! Quick tags, working Laredo over, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Kid’s still in trouble and Omega tags in. Giving Gallows a piggyback ride, Anderson leapfrogs onto them for a triple splash that nearly ends the match! Kenny argues with referee Rick Knox about it before tagging Doc in again as the heat segment rolls on. Fenix tags in, double rolling thunder Ace Crushers, assisted splash with Penta’s help, and a quick tag back to Kid for a a moonsault!

Diving splash from Penta, senton atomico from Rey, Kenny breaks it up! Penta runs him off, Fenix with a chop and a whip and they stack up the strikes on Machine Gun! Omega and Gallows take the other two out and return to the ring to beat Fenix up! Double back suplex / neckbreaker combo, Penta breaks it up! Karl lying in wait, Sick Kick... NOPE! Into the “everybody do something cool” part of the match, Penta hits a flip piledriver on Omega!

Fenix gets caught by the Anderson spinebuster, Kid breaks it up! Omega and Kid brawling now, pass to the corner, big forearm, Laredo springboards in and Kenny catches him with a powerbomb! V-Trigger, pin... STILL NO! Electric chair reversed, Kid with a Dragonrana and a tope con giro! Good and Lucha Brothers brawling, dives ensue, back inside, V-Trigger gets an enzuigiri, rope-walk Penalty Kick, Michinoku Driver... OMEGA KICKS OUT!

Another V-Trigger, electric chair...

Good Brothers & Kenny Omega win by pinfall with One-Winged Angel from Omega on Laredo Kid.

Jon Moxley comes to ringside, followed shortly thereafter by the Young Bucks. They rush the ring but Kenny and the Good Brothers turn tail and run!

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Rebel interviews Dr. Britt Baker, DMD backstage.

Britt hypes up AEW Dark: Elevation up and continues her feud with Thunder Rosa in doing so.

Matt Hardy gets an inset promo where he claims Tay Conti will pay for the Dark Order’s sins.

Bunny & Nyla Rose vs. Hikaru Shida & Tay Conti

All-out brawling to start, Rose runs over Shida and Conti together and we get a bell!

Nyla slams Hikaru, follows it with a leg drop, tag to Bunny. Action to the floor, Shida lays in a heavy knee lift on Bunny but gets distracted jawing with Matt Hardy at ringside and Rose runs her over! Throwing Hikaru back inside, Bunny with a cover for two and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Shida suplexes the Bunny into Rose in the corner! Tag to Conti, judo throws aplenty, clear the apron, running boots, Bunny falls to the floor and Tay brings her back in, TayKO... NYLA BREAKS IT UP! Hikaru takes Rose to the floor, diving crossbody into the crush and it takes Conti diving on her in turn to take the Dark Order and Butcher and the Blade out together!

Bunny’s got a kendo stick, referee Aubrey Edwards is distracted by Vickie Guerrero, she hits Conti...

Bunny & Nyla Rose win by pinfall with Down the Rabbit Hole from Bunny on Tay Conti.

Commentary hypes next week’s show up and we get a Jurassic Express promo where they call Bear Country out for throwing Marko Stunt around and promise to show them who’s on top of the food chain. Stunt reveals he’s got a King Kong tattoo and Luchasaurus storms off.

Miro & Kip Sabian make their entrance to send us to break.

Best Friends (Chuck Taylor & Orange Cassidy) vs. Kip Sabian & Miro (Arcade Anarchy Match)

Brawling to start, the heels with an early advantage, Miro with a big fallaway slam on Taylor! Sabian puts Cassidy into a Whack-a-Mole machine from the front and the back before whacking him with the mallet! Miro comes over to whack the mole some himself, Best Friends cut him off and go to suplex him through a leaning barricade but he powers out and suplexes Chuck into the barricade!

Miro goes and gets a steel chair and brings it in the ring with Orange, clubbing him with elbows before wedging the chair in the turnbuckles. Cassidy lights him up with punches, stops short of getting put into the chair at first but Miro winds up and puts him into it! TAYLOR DIVES OFF OF MORTAL KOMBAT WITH A DOUBLE AXEHANDLE! Putting him into the post, Cassidy cuts Kip off before he can make the save and then bashes Miro with a trash can lid!

Best Friends run through Miro with a barricade before dumping the gimmick table on him and adding the Whack-a-Mole for the cover... SABIAN MAKES THE SAVE! Shotgun dropkick puts Orange through the set but Chuck cuts him off and smashes him into the Whack-a-Mole! Teddy bear in hand, he throws Kip back inside and opens the bear up... AND DUMPS LEGO OUT ALL OVER THE RING!

Smashing Kip into the turnbuckles, taking him up top, jockeying for position, Sabian slips under... POWERBOMB PUTS CHUCK INTO THE LEGO BUT ORANGE BREAKS IT UP! Cassidy with a tornado DDT in the LEGO... NOPE! Orange Punch... PENELOPE FORD PULLS REFEREE AUBREY EDWARDS OUT OF THE RING! Orange heads out after her, Ford kicks him in the gentleman’s area and goes to whip him with her belt... BUT KRIS STATLANDER IS BACK!

KRIS HITS A CROSSLEG MICHINOKU DRIVER OFF THE APRON AND THROUGH AN AIR HOCKEY TABLE! Miro with the thrust kick to Orange and then he biels him across the ringside area! Booting Chuck down, he goes and gets a chair and whacks Cassidy across the back with it! Chairshots for Taylor, too, Miro picks a table up as Best Friends crawl up the ramp to the parking lot.

A car drives up... IT’S TRENT’S MOM! SUE IS HERE! AND SO IS TRENT?! SUE KISSES HER BABY BOY AND HE GOES TO HELP HIS PALS! Miro manages to fight them off and he goes to threaten Trent’s mom in the car, but he cuts him off and beats the Bulgarian Brute down! CHUCK TAYLOR POWERSLAMS SABIAN THROUGH THE STAGE! IT’S OVER!

Best Friends win by pinfall with a running powerslam through the stage from Chuck Taylor on Kip Sabian.

Post-match, we get the snap zoom hug! Best Friends are back, baby!

Kris Statlander slides in the ring and we get another snap zoom hug! Sue honks the horn and throws the thumbs up out the window!

That’s the show, folks.

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