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This episode comes our way from Jacksonville, Florida, and will feature Hikaru Shida defending the Women’s title against #1 contender Tay Conti, and TNT champ Darby Allin putting his belt on the line against Jungle Boy. Plus, Team Taz fights on two fronts as Powerhouse Hobbs takes on Christian Cage while Ricky Starks faces Hangman Page, Billy Gunn defends his family’s honor against The Factory’s QT Marshall, Jim Ross sits down for a chat with The Pinnacle, and more!
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AEW DYNAMITE RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR APRIL 21
Metal and men clash once more to the end, warriors above with the power to kill descend, but me? I’m just here to liveblog this pro wrestling show for you, folks.
The show opens with the intro video.
Commentary hypes up tonight’s show to welcome us.
Ricky Starks gets an inset promo where he talks about how he’s gonna win tonight and prove why he’s called Absolute.
“Hangman” Adam Page vs. “Absolute” Ricky Starks
Bit of light mat grappling to start, stalemate, forehead to forehead, Starks takes a swing and misses and Page connects with a boot! Chop, whip reversed, front kick, Ricky off the ropes, Adam right with him, drop down, catch the leapfrog, body slam! Smashing Starks’ face into the corner, putting boots to him, more strikes, whip across, Ricky ducks a lariat but gets dumped to the apron!
Duck the lariat on the first pass, the second connects and Page takes him out with a plancha! Back inside, Fallaway slam with a bridge... NOPE! Ricky recovers, hammer whip, forearm to the spine and Starks is in control. Reverse chinlock, shot off, Hangman dumps him on his neck with a German suplex but Ricky manages to stand up out of it!
Springboard... PAGE LAYS HIM OUT WITH A LARIAT! Adam follows it with a brainbuster... NO GOOD! Sliding lariat, nobody home, Ricky with an elbow out of the corner, jockeying for position, Starks gets him up... LIGERBOMB CAN’T KEEP ADAM PAGE DOWN! Back up in the corner, Hangman hits an avalanche fallaway slam! Big lariat for a tight two, off the ropes... STARKS GETS A SPEAR BUT HE STILL CAN’T PUT PAGE AWAY!
Drawing him up, powerbomb countered, Deadeye countered, Hangman with the Saka Otoshi! Pick the ankle...
“Hangman” Adam Page wins by submission with a leg-trap Saka Otoshi.
Post-match, Taz calls Hangman out from the commentary table.
He tells him he just got lucky and he needs to watch his back, really watch his back... HOOK WITH A CHOP BLOCK FROM BEHIND! Putting boots to Hangman, he starts fighting them off but they overwhelm him and Brian Cage comes down to help. Ready for the powerbomb... THE DARK ORDER MAKE THE SAVE!
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get footage of the Elite arriving at the arena today.
Alexa Abrahantes and Penta el Zero M get an inset promo where they inform Best Friends that they never should have reignited their war with Death Triangle, and if Orange Cassidy gets in the way, he’s gonna bleed orange juice.
Penta el Zero M vs. Trent?
Jockeying for position, Trent? gets the Meteora, Penta takes the action to the floor, looking for a dive but Beretta returns and lays him out with a lariat! Trent with a tope con giro, back inside, Penta shrugs the tornado DDT off, hits a crossbody, Sling Blade, only two! Tornado DDT connects this time, but Zero Miedo comes off the sprinboard into a flip piledriver as we go to break!
Back from commercial, Penta clubbing away, forearms and chops in the corner, looking for a lungblower but Trent reverses and hits a half nelson suplex! Running knee follows, only a nearfall, up in the turnbuckles, Penta slips under and gets the lungblower this time! Whip across, Flair Flip, back in, Penta gets the Here It Is Driver... NOT ENOUGH!
To the apron, looking for the package piledriver, jockeying for position... TRENT HITS A PILEDRIVER ON THE APRON! Spear on the floor, Alex Abrahantes comes over and tells Trent that he, his friends, and his mom all suck! Beretta chases him into the ring, Orange comes from behind but Penta lays him out, cheap shot from Alex with the mic...
Penta el Zero M wins by pinfall with the package piledriver.
Jim Ross interviews the Pinnacle in a nice conference room somewhere.
Maxwell Jacob Friedman says Chris Jericho got one thing right, it’s time for a new scarf, and Tully Blanchard got him a gift. Wardlow unfurls the scarf and Max takes it from him. Wardlow speaks and says it was almost a perfect promo that Jericho cut, but he stumbled his words a little when he got to him, because the minute “Wardlow” came out of his mouth, he knew he was doing something wrong.
MJF puts Chris over as the GOAT and an industry leader for years but says now he stands in front of Bs so he looks like an A and wrestles As so he doesn’t look like a B, and it’s smart! Y2J’s been outsmarting guys for thirty years, but he can’t outsmart Max, because he’s not “great for 25”, he’s great period, and when Jericho was 25, he was jerking the curtain on Worldwide but he’s a top guy.
And how about instead of sending that stooge Mike Tyson out, bring the Inner Circle against the Pinnacle and beat them. And if Jericho got one thing right in his promo, it’s that MJF is a mark, but not a mark for him... a mark for his spot, and at Blood and Guts, he’s gonna take it, because when you’re in the Pinnacle, you’re always on top.
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get a video package hyping our upcoming title match.
Hikaru Shida (c) vs. Tay Conti (AEW World Women’s Championship)
Tenative handshake but Conti decides she’d rather bow and Shida reciprocates. Collar and elbow, trading forearms, Tay off the ropes with a wicked knee and then a second... NOPE! Looking for a Fujiwara armbar, champion rolls through, bodyscissors from Conti, chickenwing, Hikaru gets a foot on the ropes and forces the break!
Shida hangs her up on the apron, big running knee, enzuigiri follows, and a brainbuster as well! Back inside, bodyscissors surfboard, float over into a rear chinlock, and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Shida sandwiches Conti in the ropes with a knee! Pump kick, both women down and out, Conti with a lariat, judo throws, German suplex, pump kick in the corner! Another boot, ripcord, duck the roundhouse and Hikaru blasts her in the corner! Tay gets her up top, diving senton, only two! DDTay blocked, Shida goes for a whip, Tay nails her with a forearm, off the ropes, champion cuts her off with a knee!
Falcon Arrow connects... NOPE! Looking for the knee, Conti blocks, Shida puts her up in the corner and climbs to join her. Jockeying for position... WITCH’S SHOT INTO THE TURNBUCKLES! Tay keeps her wits, TayKO connects... NOT ENOUGH! Shida hits a Beach Break... TAY CONTI WILL NOT STAY DOWN! Both women running low, Conti fires up with forearms, Shida blocks a kick, big right hand, fireman’s carry into a backbreaker!
Hikaru Shida wins by pinfall with a rolling knee to retain the AEW Women’s World Championship.
Post-match, Dr. Britt Baker, DMD comes to the stage, clearly calling her shot for the next title match.
Miro cuts a promo calling Kip Sabian out, saying he needs his vindication, and he doesn’t care who you are, if you have a title, you have a problem. AEW can put him through all the hoops and diversions they like, but he’s not being kept from the gold, and his only question is “what title to go after first?”
Tony Schiavone is in the ring to interview the Inner Circle.
Chris Jericho gets on the mic and talks up the violence and brutality of Blood and Guts, and promises a trail of blood and tears that goes to the front door of the Pineapple, er, the Pinnacle, and that trail started when Mike Tyson knocked Cash Wheeler’s teeth down his throat. Jake Hager throws some straws around as a “gift” for the Pinnacle so they can suck their meat later.
Santana calls FTR out for ducking him and Santana until they had a crew, and that’s a bitch move. Jericho has a showtune that he wrote about his jerkoff “friend” Max, and he sings it for us before claiming that he washed his ass with the new scarf Tully Blanchard gave MJF. Next week, face-to-face, the Inner Circle and the Pinnacle will have an old-fashioned parlay!
But he’s not gonna wait ‘til next week to spill his battle plan— he’s gonna beat the living hell out of MJF at Blood and Guts.
They all flip the bird and we go to break.
Back from commercial, QT Marshall and his boys get an inset promo.
Anthony Ogogo says he’s only here in this dump of a country for the big money, and QT says he’s gonna teach Billy Gunn how little being loyal to the Rhodes family is worth.
Billy Gunn vs. QT Marshall
Gunn attacks Marshall during his entrance and we are off! Beating QT down, headed to the floor, back suplex into the apron, Billy follows him back inside and lands a few punches. Marshall with an upkick, whip reversed, tilt-a-whirl slam! Back to the floor, throwing QT into the barricades, Nick Comoroto and Aaron Solow cheap-shot him into the post but Austin & Colten Gunn save their dad and beat them up!
Back inside, Marshall in control, big piledriver... GUNN KICKS OUT! Back and forth, no Fameasser, no Diamond Cutter, action to the stage, Ogogo comes down with a big right hand...
QT Marshall wins by pinfall.
Post-match, Anthony Ogogo slides a wooden chair into the ring. QT holds it up but Dustin Rhodes makes the save with a bullrope in hand! Punches, whip reversed, big lariat! Marshall runs off, Ogogo gets up on the apron,but Nick Comoroto comes from behind! Rhodes smashes the chair over his head, Nick shrugs it off, and referees come down to calm things down and send us to break!
Back from commercial, we go in the Elite’s tour bus with them.
Don Callis puts them over as an incredible assortment of talent, Matt Jackson puts them over as the spark for the AEW revolution, Nick pointing out that it’s not “All Moxley-Kingston Wrestling” and telling them to come find them. They hear honking and they get frustrated about it, Doc Gallows looks out the window... IT’S MOXLEY AND KINGSTON IN A BIG TRUCK AND THEY RAM THE ELITE’S TRAILER!
Eddie Kingston gets out and asks if Mox has the pipe and he does! They circle and smash the windows and get in the trailer to confront them but they ran! They talk some trash, asking where they went and calling them cowards and bitches
Christian Cage vs. “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs
Collar and elbow, Hobbs easily overpowering Cage and breaking clean. Back to the lockup, Will throws Christian out of the ring and onto the stage! Go-behind, Powerhouse shrugs it off and Cage shifts gears to piefacing him and running away, trying to get the kid to make a mistake. Big right hands knock Hobbs off the apron, Christian throws a dropkick through the ropes and goes to the floor, where Will lays him out with a northern lariat!
Dumping Cage over the barricade, grinding his face into it as we go to break!
Back from commercial, Hobbs has a reverse chinlock in, Cage fights to his feet and out with body blows. Palm strike, underhooks, Will blocks and casts him aside! Bieling Christian across the ring, Will goes up top but Cage gets a boot up on the dive! Right hands, choking Powerhouse in the ropes, Hobbs comes back with a wicked spinebuster... NOPE!
Up top, jockeying for position... CAGE WITH A KNEELING POWERBOMB! Up top, frog splash... HOBBS KICKS OUT! Charging in, Will boxes his ears to block, running hip attack, cover... NO DICE! Sleeper hold applied, Hobbs hosses him up, Oklahoma Stampede, but Cage reverses the second slam...
Christian Cage wins by pinfall with the Killswitch.
Commentary hypes next week’s show up.
We get a Jade Cargill hype reel where various parties talk about wanting to recruit her and she says she doesn’t need a manager and anybody that wants her in their stable will have to pay.
And so we go to break.
Darby Allin (c) vs. “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry (AEW TNT Championship)
Collar and elbow, Perry pushes him into the corner, Allin reverses, clean break at referee Bryce Remsburg’s behest. Legsweep, crucifix pin, side headlock, keeping Jungle Boy grounded. Fireman’s carry takeover, deep arm drag, Jack back in the fight, whip across, another deep arm drag into an armbar! Darby with a springboard arm drag of his own, staredown, Perry slips in for the Snare Trap but Allin runs for the ropes!
Action to the floor, Remsburg trying to regain control as they tumble over the barricade and into the crowd together and we go to break!
Back from commercial, Allin with a boot out of the corner but Perry belly-to-belly suplexes him into the turnbuckles, bridging German follows... NOPE! Bridging Tiger suplex... ALLIN KICKS OUT! Standing Diamond Dust gets the champ two of his own, charging strikes in the corner, boots up... JUNGLE BOY HITS A BODYSCISSORS DRIVER THAT SENDS DARBY TO THE FLOOR!
Tope con giro follows, action back in the ring, fighting on the apron... COFFIN DROP ON THE APRON! Jungle Boy has to crawl up Luchasaurus to beat the count! The dinosaur gets into it with Sting on the stage and eats a lariat from the Icon! Trading right hands, Sting with kicks and they fight to the back! Off the ropes, big lariat from Jack, sliding elbow... SO CLOSE!
THE SNARE TRAP IS ON! DARBY HAS NOWHERE TO GO BUT HE POSTS UP ON HIS FEET AND CRAWLS TO THE ROPES FOR A BREAK! Perry pulls him back in and shifts gears to a Romero Special, rolling him around! DARBY HAS TO RAKE THE EYES TO FORCE A BREAK! Whip reversed, sunset flip, Allin picks the legs, Last Supper... IT’S OVER!
Darby Allin wins by pinfall with Last Supper to retain the AEW TNT Championship.
Post-match, Scorpio Sky and “All Ego” Ethan Page hit the ring to beat both guys down! PAGE HITS EGO’S EDGE ON DARBY! Sky picks a leg and grabs a heel hook but Lance Archer hits the ring and tries to take them out, only to get low blowed and beat down! Sting is back and he’s got the bat and he and Archer run the heels off!
That’s the show, folks.