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This episode comes our way from Jacksonville, Florida, and will feature World champ Kenny Omega & Good Brothers facing off with Jon Moxley & The Young Bucks, and Mike Tyson! Plus, the Inner Circle are back and they are not happy, Darby Allin defends the TNT title against JD Drake, The Bunny battles Tay Conti, Hangman Page tangles with Max Caster, Godzilla vs. Kong brings us Jurassic Express vs. Bear Country, and more!
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AEW DYNAMITE RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR APRIL 7
Over the mountain, take me across the sky. Something in my vision, something deep inside. Where did I wander? Where d’ya think I wandered to? I’ve seen life’s magic, and now, having gotten my second and final COVID vaccination I liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.
The show opens with footage from earlier today of Chris Jericho and the Inner Circle rolling up to Dynamite.
Max Caster, as is his want, raps a few bars running “Hangman” Adam Page down during his entrance.
“Hangman” Adam Page vs. Max Caster
Page boots Anthony Bowens out of the ring and immediately takes it to Caster, putting his face into the turnbuckles over and over again. Max floats over a suplex, Hangman ducks under, fallaway slam into the kip-up! A little back and forth, Adam keeps the momentum rolling, action to the floor briefly, he jaws with Bowens and that provides Max enough room to slip in with a baseball slide!
Page recovers, triangle lariat and a plancha follows! Hangman puts Caster into the barricade, more jawing with Anthony, he considers the boom box but discards it and that provides an opportunity for Max to regain control with a barricade shot of his own. Working Adam over back in the ring, targeting the arm, Hangman gets his feet back under him, a series of lariats into a thrust spinebuster!
Overhead exploder, cover for two! Trading punches on the apron, Page drops him and heads up top, Bowens jaws at him and Caster springs up and hits a superplex! London Dungeon follows, Adam slips out, looking for Deadeye, Anthony slips Max the boom box, Page catches it but misses the chain that follows, loaded punch... HANGMAN PAGE KICKS OUT!
Looking for Buckshot, Bowens blocks, Asai Moonsault takes him out, back on the apron...
“Hangman” Adam Page wins by pinfall with Buckshot.
Post-match, Page has a Pageweiser or two on his way out.
Tony Schiavone interviews all three members of Death Triangle in the ring.
Or well, he begins, but Best Friends (including Kris Statlander!) interrupt.
Orange Cassidy says it’s nice to see the three of them in the ring and he brings up Death Triangle’s issues with them before and at the beginning of the pandemic. Chuck Taylor says it’s been a while but they still remember, and Penta el Zero M calls him crazy. PAC tells the skeleton man to relax and says he thinks he understands why they’re here— they want a shot at the next AEW World Tag Team Champions.
They’ve got a lot of work to do and they’re far from worthy, so he tells them to jog on. Trent? says he knows, they gotta work their way back up the line, and that’s not a problem when you’ve got more wins than any other team in the company. They’re only out here to give a little heads up— the boys are back in town... and they got an alien with them too, now.
The Inner Circle make their entrance.
Chris Jericho gets on the mic and says they have a lot to say... after the break.
Back from commercial, Chris Jericho resumes.
He says they’re the Inner Circle and they’re back in black. It was only one short month ago that they got the beatdown of a lifetime from the Pineapple— Sammy Guevara corrects him— the Pinnacle, and that was a wake-up call. They’ve made a lot of bad decisions over the previous six months and they apologize for those bad decisions. Those decisions were caused by MJF, which he explains stands for “My Jerkoff Friend.”
He says Friedman said he outsmarted him, and he admits that there’s things he’s not smart at, like high school chemistry, but he’s smart at pro wrestling. He continues, briefly mocking MJF for being “more orange than Cassidy” from spray tan but giving him the credit of only being twenty-five and he’s only going to get better with age.
He’s impatient and he wants to be better than Chris Jericho right now, but he should take baby steps and aim to be better than Peter Avalon and Michael Nakazawa. He says Max believes his own hype and listens to critics and fans online too much, bee-lining to the back to find out how he did, and in the pro wrestling business we call that being a mark.
But the thing is he’ll never be better than Y2J and he knows it, and that makes the wine in his brain sour, and look at the men he’s aligned himself with. Tully Blanchard? He’s nothing more than the third string member of the Four Horsemen, ranking somewhere between Ole Anderson and Paul Roman. FTR are one of the greatest tag teams today, but they’re completely interchangeable. Dax and Cash, Ax and Smash, Axl and Slash?
Shawn Spears is supposed to have great upside but all he’s ever done is call Jericho asking for advice. Wardlow? 13 cent brain and a 13 dollar body and he has to strip naked to count to 21. The Inner Circle know the Pinnacle are good, they know they’re gonna get the crap beat out of them, but they love to fight and they’re gonna make a human centipede with MJF at the back.
You want blood and violence, they’re not playing grab-ass anymore, and on May 5, it’ll be the Pinnacle vs. the Inner Circle in a Blood and Guts match!
Commentary hypes up the rest of our card and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Christian Cage is interviewed.
He says last week was the culmination of a whole year of scratching and clawing to take back what was taken from him seven years ago. Frankie Kazarian took him out to the deep water and pushed him under, but he loved every single second of it. He’s not like everybody else, and when you step in the ring with him, you have to bring it up a notch, and everybody in AEW—
Taz rolls up.
He says he and Christian have known each other for a very long time, and seven years is a long time. Team Taz can help him get back where he belongs, and he offers Christian a spot. Cage says he has to think about it.
We get a Godzilla vs. Kong themed video package for Bear Country vs. Jurassic Express.
Bear Country (Bear Boulder & Bear Bronson) vs. Jurassic Express (“Jungle Boy” Jack Perry & Luchasaurus)
The match breaks down almost immediately but the Express cut Boulder off and put him on the floor! Diving on Bronson, third time’s the rub as Bear Country catch Perry but Luchasaurus dives on them and takes them out! Back in the ring, the bears isolate the dinosaur briefly but he uses those deadly kicks to get away and tag Jungle Boy in.
Boulder catches a tijeras, reverse, fend off a crossbody from Luchasaurus and Bear powerbombs Jack as we go to break.
Back from commercial, Bear Country is in control and working Perry over. Eventually he gets away, tag to Luchasaurus, big German suplex on Bronson and a crescent kick / lariat combo on Boulder! Fired up, back body drop puts him on the apron, big headbutt, headed up top but Boulder cuts him off and climbs up with him. Jockeying for position... BEAR BOULDER SUPERPLEX!
Springboard DDT from Jungle Boy, reverse Death Valley Driver from Luchasaurus, Bronson piledrivers Perry into the pin to break it up! Double-team, cover... DINO MAN KICKS OUT! The match breaks down, Bronson is isolated, Luchasaurus with the chokeslam...
Jurassic Express win by pinfall with a standing moonsault from Luchasaurus on Bear Bronson.
QT Marshall cuts a promo from the Nightmare Factory.
He says he’s done all this work for Cody and all Rhodes did was try to leave him in the water. Cody played second fiddle to Ted DiBiase Jr. and put facepaint on because he knew he couldn’t live up to his dad, but he cracked the code and surrounded himself with vanilla indie midgets, but Marshall surrounded himself with killers.’
He speaks the praises of Aaron Solow, Nick Comoroto, and Anthony Ogogo. The latter gets a promo about how beloved he is as a boxer in the UK, and QT says this is his factory.
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, Tony Schiavone interviews Sting on the stage.
Before he can say anything, Jake “the Snake” Roberts comes out and tells Tony to shut his hole and asks where his little gerbil friend is at. We see “All Ego” Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky in the rafters, Jake talks about the definition of insanity but Lance Archer makes his way down and snatches the mic to complain about the agenda in AEW.
He gets pushed to the top and does main event after main event and they try to put him away? The world’s gonna pay attention to the Murderhawk Monster and it’s his time. Sting tells him he’s main event material and asks Roberts to help him channel all this energy into getting to the main event the right way.
Team Taz are hanging out backstage and Ricky Starks wants to hear from Brian Cage but Taz isn’t having it and accuses him of instigating.
They have to get on the same page now that they have an offer in on Christian Cage, and Starks says he understands.
Darby Allin (c) vs. JD Drake (AEW TNT Championship)
Circling, collar and elbow, Drake backs him into the corner but Allin ducks a chop! Side headlock, shoved off, Darby kicks a chop away but takes one heavy on the chest soon after! Back in, a dropkick glances JD on the floor and a suicide dive follows it up! A followup dive, the New Age Enforcer shrugs it off with a shoulder and Sting prowls at ringside to run Ryan Nemeth off!
Back inside, big senton from Drake, chops in the corner, cover for one! Scoop and a slam, falling elbow, and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Drake is still in control and hits the pop-up haymaker on Allin on the floor! Followup attempt at a cannonball on the floor but Darby sidesteps! Back inside, JD beats the count with ease, hanging Allin up in the Tree of Woe before pulling him back up to chop his back with vigor! A cannonball senton follows it up, Drake hits the Vader Bomb... NOT ENOUGH!
Back up top, trading palm strikes, Darby bites JD’s hand and hits the avalanche Yoshi Tonic! Up top...
Darby Allin wins by pinfall with the Coffin Drop to retain the AEW TNT Championship.
Post-match, Butcher and the Blade blindside Allin on the stage and the rest of the Hardy Family Office joins them to continue to work him over! Bunny tells at the commentary team, Sting and the Dark Order come to the stage to even the odds and Tay Conti starts beating the Bunny down as referees swarm and pull them apart.
We get a video package hyping our main event up to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Chris Jericho is interviewed backstage but he gets blindsided by the Pinnacle before he can answer!
They drag him out to the stage and throw him into the ring! FTR hit the spike piledriver!
The camera goes backstage to the Inner Circle’s dressing room where they’re literally having to break the door down to escape after the Pinnacle locked them in! They set a table up on the floor, but before they can act on their evil intentions, Mike Tyson makes his entrance!
Iron Mike lights Spears up with body blows and takes him down for even more punches as the Inner Circle finally make the save! They run the Pinnacle off and stand tall! Tyson and Jericho embrace!
Tony Schiavone interviews Dr. Britt Baker, DMD and Rebel somewhere in the bowels of the arena.
Britt makes her case for a title shot based not on wins and losses, but on t-shirt sales and overall impact.
Bunny vs. Tay Conti
Conti teeing off with punches, Bunny clubs her down, handful of hair and she puts her into the corner before choking her in the ropes! Big suplex from Tay, boots in the corner, to the apron and Bunny trips her up! Drawing her up, front chancery, snap suplex on the floor! Bunny in control, we go to break.
Back from commercial, Conti charges in but Bunny sidesteps and drops her with a side kick for a shockingly tight two! Forearm strikes from Tay, Matt Hardy runs interference and that’s enough for her to hit the TayKO... BUNNY KICKS OUT! Bunny with a kendo stick shot to Hikaru Shida on the floor to create a distraction, she blasts Conti with it but Shida takes it back and Tay recovers... SUPERPLEX!
Tay Conti wins by pinfall with DDTay.
Commentary hypes up next week’s show and we get a video package building Jade Cargill vs. Red Velvet as we go to break.
Good Brothers (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson) & Kenny Omega vs. Jon Moxley & Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson)
Matt and Anderson to start, Don Callis taunting Jackson from the floor and Omega tags in to jaw at him. Circling, collar and elbow, Callis joins the commentary team as things in the ring break down into a shoving match. Nick tags in, arm wringer, Karl ends up tagging in as the temperature rises. The match breaks down, the Bucks nail Gallows and Moxley sends him to the floor with a lariat!
Triplicate dives wipe the Biz Cliz lads out and the babyfaces stand tall as we go to break.
Back from commercial, Moxley with the hot tag and lariats for everybody! Whip reversed, Anderson with a corner lariat, chops and forearms and Jon slaps him down with one blow! Off the ropes, German suplex, Omega comes in, German for him, too, and one for Big Hoot for good measure! The tide turns and the Biz Cliz lads work Mox over, but he gets away and tags Nick in!
Jackson lights Anderson up with kicks, pulling Gallows in and sidestepping a charge to hit a gamengiri and a knee and a forearm in the corner! Karl gets hung up in the corner, enzuigiri connects on Doc, double stomp and then a lungblower on Machine Gun! Big Anderson spinebuster leaves both men down and out! Matt tags in and squares up with Omega, hip tosses, whip across, big back body drop!
Big DDT spikes Kenneth, crisis of confidence and he can’t follow through on a superkick to a staggered Omega! Big slam from Kenny, more slaps, Jackson a fiery pillar of defiance and he takes Omega down into punches! The match breaks down into “everybody do something cool” territory, Matt hits a piledriver... NOT ENOUGH!
Fireman’s carry, More Bang For Your Buck... ANDERSON BREAKS IT UP! The Bucks again have a momentary crisis thinking about the BTE Trigger, Moxley gives them a pep talk, they resolve but again they hesitate! Jon comes in, underhooks, Paradigm Shift and he draws Omega up for a second before grabbing the sleeper hold! He lets go of it and goes for another Paradigm Shift... BUT THE BUCKS SUPERKICK MOXLEY!
No finish is announced but the match goes to a no contest, probably?
Eddie Kingston tries to make the save but the Good Brothers hit the Magic Killer!
The Young Bucks stand conflicted in the ring while Callis and the Good Brothers help Kenny up. They draw Moxley up and Don whispers something in Matt’s ear... SUPERKICK PARTY ON MOX
Commentary talks about Bullet Club being back together while the Bucks turn down a Too Sweet and offer a group hug instead.
That’s the show, folks.