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This episode comes our way from Jacksonville, Florida, and will feature Inner Circle and The Pinnacle parley ahead of Blood & Guts, and Brian Cage & Hangman Page battle to determine who’s ranked #1. Plus, AEW & Impact World champ Kenny Omega speaks, The Young Bucks vs. Matt & Mike Sydal in a Tag Title Eliminator, Kris Statlander faces Penelope Ford, Darby Allin’s weekly TNT title defense is against Dark Order’s 10, Penta El Zero M and Orange Cassidy go one-on-one for the first time ever, The Factory vs. Nightmare Family feud gives us a trios match, and more!
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AEW DYNAMITE RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR APRIL 28
Fill in live blogger tonight, so no lyrics... and probably a lot more incorrectly identified movez (but that’s par for the course with Dynamite, right nyuk-nyuk-nyuk).
Tony Schiavone, Jim Ross & Excalibur are running down the card as Hangman Page enters for our first match of the night. He’s jumped by Team Taz! Dark Order chase them off, but Brian Cage powerbombs Page on the stage before everyone clears out and we get the bell in this match for Hangman’s #1 ranking.
Hangman Page vs. Brian Cage
The beating continues after the bell, and after a big release suplex Cage covers but only gets two. He throws Hangman to the outside, follows and proceeds to throw Page repeatedly into the barricade. Back in the ring, the Machine continues the assault and shows off a bit, using Page as workout equipment before throwing him over his head. That gives Hangman time enough to recover and get his knees up on a standing moonsault. A superplex gets Cage another nearfall, but Page knees his way out of a vertical suplex. The bigger man goes outside to regroup and Hangman flies, but Cage catches his crossbody. Scramble, Page connects with a moonsault off the top! He throws the Machine in and tries to follow-up with a Buckshot Lariat, but gets caught. He kicks out of one power move, but takes two powerbombs and the Drill Claw! That’s it!
Brian Cage def. Hangman Page via pinfall
The Elite arrive in a limo. Don Callis hypes up Kenny Omega’s big weekend and the Young Bucks match tonight. The AEW & Impact World champ speaks, and he’s angry at the intimidation from Eddie Kingston & Jon Moxley last week. He’s not scared though! But all six guys jump when they hear a horn. Michael Nakazawa rolls down the window from the driver’s area to apologize for hitting the wrong button. Omega says Eddie is gonna have to deal with their “goon” Nakazawa tonight.
Matt & Mike Sydal vs. The Young Bucks
This is a title eliminator. Callis is on commentary for it, and Nick Jackson is wearing some kind of furry head band gimmick.
Matt Jackson start with Mike Sydal. The champ is over confident, and takes a moonsault before quickly tagging out. Nick gets armdragged and Matt Sydal is in. He remains in control, stretching Nick while dragging him into the corner. Drop toe hold drop kick combo, Matt J in for the save. Things break down, Mike S jumps into a superkick, and the Bucks are in control as we go picture-in-picture.
The Bucks employ their version of twin magic, and for some reason referee Rick Knox allows it. Matt Sydal takes it to Matt Jackson, and slips free
SCU are out, and Frankie Kazarian tells Matt Jackson to keep whatever he has to say to himself. He and Christopher Daniels run down the Bucks’ new attitude and questionable wardrobe choices, and remind us of their storyline where they’ll quit tagging after the next lose. They’re ready to use their #1 ranking for a title shot, and will take the one thing that matters to them - their belts. They’ll also make AEW without the “asshole” Bucks.
Matt flips Sydal up and looks for a piledriver, but Nick flies off the top rope and Sydal catches him. Double teams, hits a flipping leg drop, heads to the corner and grabs his brother to hit some knees off the top rope! Cover gets two, Nick breaks it up. Superkick missed, another, Sydal with a hurricanrana to both Bucks. High kick to the head, roll into a pin. 1…2…NO! Leg scissors to Nick, Matt still on the corner, Sydal hooks the leg, then stands for a hurricanrana but Matt drops him hard with a Johnny Cage low blow, and BTE Trigger ends it.
The Young Bucks def. Matt & Mike Sydal via pinfall
Jade Cargill promo, much like last week’s. She doesn’t need a manager, she is that bitch.
Penta El Zero M vs. Orange Cassidy
Penta is out with Alex Abrahantes, Cassidy with Trent? Penta won’t let OC put his hands in his pockets, thwarting him with two aggressive “Cero Miedo”s instead. Orange finally gets it and starts with the leg kicks, but quickly gets serious and goes for Beach Break. Submission attempt is thwarted when Penta bites his way free, then he catches the tope suicida, holds OC up with arm, and drops him face first on the apron as we go PiP.
Cassidy flies over the ropes on a whip and smashed Penta’s head into the turnbuckle to start a comeback. Crossbody connects, but Penta answers with a brainbuster. OC is pissed and punches his way out of a follow-up. Cassidy kicks outs out at two after a pumphandle driver, and manages to get his hand in his pocket when Penta tries for the armbreaker. They trade kicks, Penta with the Destroyer, but OC hits Beach Break. Bryce Remsburg starts the count, but Penta’s shoulders aren’t down. An onslaught of kicks from Penta, but he turns the follow-up into a Stundog Millionaire. DDT off the top, then a spinning one. Abrahantes tries to create the distraction by insulting Sue again, but OC throws him into the ring. It almost works anyway, but while Bryce gets Alex out of the ring, Cassidy slips out of a package piledriver, gets the mic from Trent and uses it for a loaded Orange Punch!
Orange Cassidy def. Penta El Zero M via pinfall
Tony Schiavone talks to Dr. Britt Baker DMD. She’s thrilled she’s ranked #1, and talks about her greatness. She was signed to be the face of the AEW Women’s division, and now it’s time for her to be its champion.
Parley time. Each team brings out their security detail, Inner Circle’s is on tricked out Harleys. Schiavone starts to run down the details of the proceedings, including that their will be a coin toss for Blood and Guts advantage. Shawn Spears slaps the coin out of his hand, and says Pinnacle gets the advantage because they were tricked into the match. He asks Sammy Guevara how long it’s been since he wrestled, and says Chris Jericho is leading him into deep waters, but he’ll be there to step on his head and drown him. Sammy responds and gives Pinnacle the advantage, and says he’ll start the damn match so he can fight everyone.
FTR is next, and they beg Santana & Ortiz not to bring the soft versions of themselves that have been hanging with Jericho. Because if they do, they won’t make it out. PnP almost snaps and attacks when Dax Harwood mentions their kids, but they stay calm.
MJF is next, and he puts over how important Jericho was to the start of AEW. He says he put together one of the greatest groups in wrestling. But he can’t imagine how much pressure Jericho must be under. We see it every week when Le Champeon comes out with bloodshot eyes. But next week, he’ll do the humane thing and put Jericho down, take his spot, and makes his family is the greatest group in wrestling.
Jericho calls him a self-righteous little prick. He won’t just inherit Jericho’s spot the way he did his trust fund. Last week, MJF said he was curtain jerking in WCW at 25. Jericho is proud of that, but he failed to mention that he was also headlining arenas around the world. That’s how he learned respect and got the experience that took him to the top of the game. He questions how long The Pinnacle family has been together, and puts over his group as having been here since Day 1 of AEW. He puts over everyone on his squad and says Pinnacle will have to kill them to win. 1969 was the Summer of Love, but 2021 will be the summer of pain and violence for the Pinnacle... and next week, summer starts early.
Michael Nakazawa is in the ring when Eddie Kingston comes out. He’s not here for this sports entertainment crap, he wants Omega. That brings out the champ, who talks at Eddie until Nak attacks from behind with his laptop. Kingston fights that off and gets ready to Pillman-ize Nak’s ankle. Kenny tells him he can do it, then calls for another goon, Brandon Cutler. But Cutler is already beaten up, and that’s because Jon Moxley is kicking his butt! Mox helps Kingston take down Omega, and they threaten to break the champ’s ankle if Callis doesn’t give them a tag match with Kenny & Nakazawa next week. The Invisible Hand agrees.
Taz is interviewed by Schiavone. He’s bragging about Cage’s win and starts to talk about his Team’s issues with Christian. That brings out AEW’s other Cage, who says that Taz is living vicariously through Team Taz, and since he wishes he could come back like Christian Cage did, now he wants to live vicariously through him. Taz can send everyone at him, he’ll take them down one-by-one.
Kris Statlander vs. Penelope Ford
OC is out with the Galaxy’s Favorite Alien, and hubby Kip Sabian is here with Ford. He will address Miro after the match.
Straight to striking, and Statlander hits a powerslam. She presses Ford up and drops her down. Penelope goes outside and pulls Kris out of the ring by the feet, spins her and punches her in the head. Ford to the corner, tries for a knee drop, but Statlander moves out of the way. She looks to dive, Penelope blocks, so she gets booped. Back in the ring where Ford connects with a kick. She tries for the knee drop again, and this time lands it. Kris falls to the mat.
Brawling after the break, then Statlander hits a lariat STO. She continued the attack in the corner with a running knee before a Blue Thunder bomb that gets two. Ford answers with a diving blockbuster for a nearfall of her own. Statlander’s turn, her next one comes after Solar Eclipse.
Ground and pound from the alien, but Ford connects with a kick for the next two count. Sabian jumps on the apron, but Cassidy stopped him. Ford went for a handspring attack, but Statlander countered it into a Big Bang Theory.
Kris Statlander def. Penelope Ford via pinfall
And apparently Kip won’t address Miro on this show, because we go right to a video on what Brodie Lee meant to 10 to hype the main event.
The Factory vs. The Nightmare Family
QT and the boys enter from Cody’s bus, and the announcers want answers. Billy Gunn, Dustin Rhodes & Lee Johnson enter from the back, and immediately start brawling. Everyone pairs off, and the heels eventually get Gunn alone in the ring and target his taped up ribs (from an Anthony Ogogo punch). Rhodes gets the better of Nick Coromoto as we go to break. After commercials, Johnson runs wild, but after a corkscrew dive to the outside, Ogogo levels him and Billy with gut punches. That allows QT to get the pin.
The Factory def. The Nightmare Family
Things break down in the aftermath, and Coromoto takes out Dustin with his own cowbell. Marshall flees to the bus, but Cody is back! Was he hiding in there when they stole it? Anyway, he jumps him and chases him to the roof of the bus, where he locks in the Figure Four.
Kip finally catches up with Miro, and gets his ass kicked by his Best Man. Miro does tell Sabian he forgives him.
Rundown of the card for next week, and an announcement that the Forbidden Door is opening again and Mox will defend the IWGP U.S. title against Yuji Nagata on May 12!
Darcy Allin vs. 10
Sting is with the TNT champ, and the Dark Order is with their boy. Lockup to start. 10 backs Darby up against the ropes. He breaks the hold. Lockup again, and Allin gets a side headlock. Darby with a hard punch to the head. They whip each other into the corner. 10 looks for a powerbomb, but the champ slips free and hits a right hand. Allin flies, but 10 swats him away. Strikes ground the champ, and he sells for the bigger man for the middle third of the match.
Allin reestablishes himself and gets 10 in a Fujiwara armbar, but the challenger powers out. Sting and Dark Order have a staredown, and while Knox isn’t paying attention, Ethan Page attacks Darby, throwing him right into the ring post. 10 debates it but eventually takes advantage, hitting the wheelbarrow German and covering, but the champ kicks out at 2.99.
10 gets the Full Nelson, and it really looks like Allin fades, but he uses the turnbuckle to kick off and land on 10, trapping his shoulders to the mat for three.
Darby Allin def. 10 via pinfall to retain the TNT championship
Show of respect from Allin as he holds up the Brodie arm band and the champ and 10 hug. Page is back, but Sting chases him off, and a hooded figure jumps Darby. It’s Scorpio Sky! They take out both the TNT champ and his mentor until Lance Archer and 10 return to make the save. It’s too late though, as Sting and Darby are writhing in pain as the show closes.