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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (July 28, 2021): Fight for the Fallen

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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 pm ET 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 special Fight for the Fallen episode comes our way from Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina, and will feature Hangman Page & Dark Order vs. The Elite in a ten-man elimination tag with World & Tag title shots on the line for the good guys. Plus, Chris Jericho faces his second labor - a no DQ match with Nick F’n Gage! FTR battles Santana & Ortiz, Christian Cage teams with Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus to take on HFO’s Angelico & Private Party, Lance Archer puts the IWGP U.S. title on the line against Hikuleo, Team Taz throws a party for new FTW champ Ricky Starks, Tony Khan makes a big announcement, and more!

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Enjoy the show!


Lock the door, switch the light, you’ll be so afraid tonight. Hide away from the bad, count the nine lives that you had. Start to scream, shout for help, there is no one by your side, but me? I’m just here to liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with the intro video.

Commentary welcomes us to the show and hypes up tonight’s festivities.

“Hangman” Adam Page & Dark Order (Alex Reynolds, Evil Uno, John Silver, & Stu Grayson) vs. the Elite (Doc Gallows, “Machine Gun” Karl Anderson, Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson, & Nick Jackson) (Elimination Tag Team Match)

Page and Anderson to start, quickly the match breaks down and Dark Order get a four-on-four suplex on the Elite! Action goes to the floor, brawling continues... REYNOLDS SUPERPLEXES NICK JACKSON INTO THE REST OF EVERYBODY! The Elite emerge out of the chaos to freight train Alex with charging strikes but he sidesteps Gallows and Uno comes in with a lariat!

Now Doc is on the wrong end of charging strikes, Karl slides in and with a handful of tights...

Alex Reynolds is eliminated by pinfall with a schoolboy pin and a handful of tights from Karl Anderson.

Uno baits Karl in, he turns around to find himself surrounded and tries to talk his way out of it before eating strikes from everbody! Evil’s got him up...

Karl Anderson is eliminated by pinfall with Fatality from Evil Uno & Stu Grayson.

Matt comes in, Silver takes him to the corner and biels him across the ring! Continuing to work Jackson over, we have to go to break!

Back from commercial, Grayson gets Gallows up in an Argentine backbreaker rack but he can’t do anything to the big man! Letting him drop, double teams, Omega breaks up the pin! Uno with a big neckbreaker on a Buck, Stu low-bridges Big Hoot and heads to the apron... CORKSCREW ASAI MOONSAULT TAKES EVERYBODY OUT! Gallows and Grayson brawling out into the crowd, Stu climbs a barricade... DIVE OFF AN INTERNAL BARRICADE BUT REFEREE RICK KNOX HAD BEEN COUNTING...

Doc Gallows and Stu Grayson are eliminated by double countout.

Uno getting into it with Omega, dominating the champ and nearly putting him away on a reverse STO! Headed to the apron, fired up, senton atomico... BUT THE KNEES WERE UP! Kenny’s fired up, V-Trigger! Electric chair...

Evil Uno is eliminated by pinfall with One-Winged Angel from Kenny Omega.

Silver in, the Bucks cut him off and work him over, Page tries to intervene but they just keep the pressure up on the Raw Dog as we go to break.

Back from commercial and John Silver is running wild! Argentine backbreaker rack spun out into a tossing powerbomb... NICK KICKS OUT! Backslide roll-through, lighting him up with kicks, Nick floats over, Kenny with a V-Trigger! German suplex drops the Meat Man, he falls out under the ropes and Brandon Cutler brings over a basketball hoop.

Nick dunks on Silver and Matt follows through on the Indietaker! Back inside, BTE Trigger...

John Silver is eliminated by pinfall with the BTE Trigger from the Young Bucks.

Hangman checks on Johnny on his way in the ring, standing alone against the Bucks and Omega. Kenny gets in his face, forehead to forehead, Omega spits in his face and we got a brawl! V-Tigger gets a rolling elbow, Page off the ropes... SUPERKICK PARTY! DRAGON SUPLEX! SUPERKICK PARTY... HANGMAN PAGE WILL NOT STAY DOWN!

Blood in his mouth, Adam pulls himself together, Matt and Kenny hang him on the ropes, Nick off the top with the 450... STILL NO! Fingergun activated, Page sidesteps and then lands on his feet, big lariat! Bucks in to cut him off, but he takes them out with a double lariat! Clothesline sends Nick to the floor, Hangman goes up top... ORIHARA MOONSAULT!

Omega and Page trading shots back inside, big pop-up Tenryu Powerbomb... A BUCK BREAKS IT UP! Tag from Matt, dumping Adam to the apron, boot cuts him off, slingshot, countered, Tombstone lift, slip out, front kick cuts Nick off, to the apron again, BUCKSHOT ON BOTH BUCKS!

Matt Jackson is eliminated by pinfall with Buckshot!

Omega trying to use the title, Rick Knox takes it away, he grabs another of his belts, Beach Break... SO VERY CLOSE! To the apron, Nick grabs his leg, Kenny ducks Buckshot and clobbers Page with the TNA World Heavyweight Championship... HANGMAN WILL NOT STAY DOWN! V-Trigger, another one, electric chair...

The Elite win, last eliminating “Hangman” Adam Page by pinfall with One-Winged Angel from Kenny Omega.

PAC is interviewed backstage.

He says the Lucha Brothers are here, at the airport, but it seems some anonymous individual canceled their car, who could that be?

Andrade el Idolo and Chavo Guerrero, Jr. interrupt. Chavo apologizes for the travel issues and says they booked a limousine for the Lucha Brothers. Andrade warns PAC to learn to treat his people better, because if he doesn’t, they’ll work for someone who will.

Taz is on an FTW branded podium or something and he gives Ricky Starks a big intro.

There’s a live brass band and everything!

Starks gets in the ring and on the mic and says he loved the intro and notes that Will Hobbs is out recruiting. He talks about winning the FTW Championship and getting rid of the garbage that is Brian Cage. He’s been the glue and the anchor of Team Taz since day one and he can let things slide. He could forgive Cage costing him matches, but he can’t forgive him not checking in on him when he broke his neck.

That’s when he realized he’s a selfish guy and he doesn’t know the meaning of teamwork. Ricky says he knows how to be a star and Cage couldn’t even get an ounce of charisma to rub off on him as they stood together.

Enter Brian Cage.

He drops a trombone player with a lariat and then smashes a bass drum over the percussionist’s head! Trombone in hand, Cage goes in the ring and breaks it over his knee! Starks throws his roses at him and runs away!

Hiroshi Tanahashi sends a promo in talking up the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship and promising to challenge the winner of tonight’s match!

FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood) vs. Proud-N-Powerful (Ortiz & Santana)

Wheeler and Ortiz to start, bit of dirty mat grappling, Angel with a headlock takeover, Cash to his feet, back elbow, snapmare, off the ropes, shoulder block! Drop down, leapfrog, back roll trips Wheeler up and he spills out of the ring! Tags made, double lariats, trading forearms, Santana doing the Three Amigos! Tag to Ortiz before number three, double team it, Wheeler comes in, assisted powerbomb neckbreaker combination sends him packing!

Harwood gets a nearfall and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Ortiz gets the tag! Santana in hot, lariats and boots, the match breaks down and he takes Wheeler out with a tope con giro! Back inside, nobody home on a dive but Ortiz tags in, rolls Dax through pass him around, O’Connor roll, dive takes Cash out! Powerbomb plants Harwood, tag mad, frog splash from Santana... STILL NO!

Whip reversed, trading lariats, Santana with a German suplex but Dax pops up and hits a lariat! Ortiz in with a powerbomb, Cash takes him out with a tornado DDT, Santana kicks him in the face! Front kick to Dax, falling powerbomb... NOPE! Tag made, inside cradle for two, Harwood with a big right, setting him up top, tag made but Santana knocks Cash off the top!

Dax takes Santana out with a DDT and climbs up top, superplex, both shoulders down but no count! Harwood gets Ortiz up...

FTR win by pinfall with a sheerdrop brainbuster from Dax Harwood on Ortiz.

Post-match, Cash is tended to by medics for a pretty nasty-looking laceration on one arm.

Dr. Britt Baker, DMD is interviewed backstage.

She says Nyla Rose breaks bitches but she still managed to tap her out with a broken freakin’ wrist. She sees it, she keeps getting hurt and Reba can’t keep looking out for her all by herself, so it’s time to get somebody to look out for them.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Tony Schiavone is on the stage.

He has another special announcement for AEW Rampage, on August 20 it’ll be in Chicago for The First Dance.

Predictably, “CM Punk!” chants go up at this announcement

Darby Allin cuts a promo backstage that honestly I’m zoned out a little getting emotional but he finishes by tagging the “best in the world” so...!!!

HIKULEO vs. Lance Archer (c) (IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship)

They square up, Archer with a boot, charging elbows, but HIKULEO fires up and starts clobbering him! Fireman’s carry, Lance fires back with forearms, but the challenger knocks him to the floor and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Archer with a northern lariat, back elbows and forearms, short-arm lariats, up in the corner... BIG MAN SUPERPLEX! Lance gets him up...

Lance Archer wins by pinfall with Blackout to retain the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship.

Cody Rhodes is interviewed backstage from Gorilla—

MALAKAI BLACK RUNS UP AND NAILS HIM WITH A BIG BOOT! They brawl, Cody drags him up the steps and out to the stage! The brawl continues, Black lays him out with a wicked knee strike! Wrestlers and agents and security swarm but Malakai lays Fuego del Sol out with Black Mass!

He stares at the chaos and we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get footage from earlier of Miro cutting a promo.

He says the TNT Championship is known for open challenges, but since he won the title, his challengers has drawn up. But he’s going to fight next week, and nobody can take his divine right away from him, and the only things that motivate him are a vengeful god and a double-jointed wife.

Christian Cage & Jurassic Express (“Jungle Boy” Jack Perry & Luchasaurus) vs. Hardy Family Office (Angelico, Isiah Kassidy, & Marq Quen)

Angelico and Christian to start, go-behind, hammerlock into a hip toss. Cage back to his feet, arm wringer, Angelico reverses but gets slapped in the face! Tag to Perry, double whip, double hip toss, only one! Big lucha arm drag, dropkick, kip-up and Jack is fired up! Out and back in, Jungle Boy’s rally is gone and Kassidy is choking him!

Eventually he gets away, Luchasaurus tags in and cleans house! HE GERMAN SUPLEXES ALL THREE OF THEM AT ONCE! Goozles on both of Private Party but they flip out of it and nail him with stereo kicks! Christian fights Isiah off but Quen does a Poetry in Motion to knock him down! Jungle Boy in, turns the tide, off the roeps, tope con giro while Luchasaurus tags Cage in and chokeslams Quen! Christian off the top...

Christian Cage & Jurassic Express win by pinfall with a frog splash from Cage on Marq Quen.

Post-match, Blade lays Christian out with the knucks!

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a video package for the Ultraviolent King himself, Nick Gage, MDK Eastern Block H8 Club represent.

Varsity Blonds and Julia Hart get an inset promo where they talk up how she’s gonna prove herself agianst Thunder Rosa tonight.

Thunder Rosa also gets a promo where she says she’s an outsider but tonight she’s gonna have her first official match as a member of the roster and show why she can do as she likes.

Julia Hart vs. Thunder Rosa

Mat grappling to start, Rosa with a leg pick but Hart gets the ropes. Chops in the ropes, choking her in the corner, Julia comes back with a cartwheel lariat, Thunder trips her up, kneebar applied but Hart gets the ropes! Hesitation dropkick in the corner, drawing her up, scoop lift...

Thunder Rosa wins by pinfall with the Fire Thunder Driver.

Commentary hypes up next week’s show for us and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Jon Moxley cuts a promo.

He talks about watching the Olympics and complains that he can’t seem to get into Japan lately, but the second he loses the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship Tanahashi shows his face? Screw him, he doesn’t get to wrestle him, he’s dead to him. He sent a huge stack of contracts to his boy in the office in Japan and we’ll see what comes through the forbidden door.

Maybe Tanahashi’s the only smart one, who learned from what happened to Nagata and Suzuki, who understands what’s waiting on the other side of the forbidden door.

Chris Jericho vs. Nick Gage (Five Labours of Jericho No Rules Match)

Gage has the pizza cutter at the ready, slashing Jericho’s bicep! Slugging it out with punches, Chris off the ropes but he gets caught by a spinebuster! Off the ropes, facewash, Jericho falls to the floor and Nick stalks out after him. Punches, headbutts, Jericho whips him into the barricade and throws him back inside!

Y2J up top, Gage meets him with punches and climbs up after him... SUPERPLEX! Hanging on, Falcon Arrow... NO GOOD! Looking for another facewash, Jericho catces him and puts him in the Walls of Jericho! No rope breaks, Nick uses the ropes to pull himself free! To the floor again, Gage puts him face-first into the ringpost!

Nick goes under the ring for plunder and pulls a pair of light tubes out! Two more, Jericho has Floyd in hand, Gage turns around and eats a bat shot to the gut and the back! Gage ducks another one... CHOKEBREAKER! Nick pulls out another pizza cutter and calls for it before slicing it across Jericho’s forehead repeatedly to send us to break.



Chris Jericho wins by pinfall with the Judas Effect.

Post-match, Maxwell Jacob Friedman gets up from commentary and complains.

He starts cutting a promo using some verbiage from the Pipe Bomb (“as you sit there...”) and says he knows he isn’t going to get to wrestle him, especially knowing Labour Number 3. Y2J has to hit a move off the top rope to win, and his opponent is somebody that came up in their previous feuds... JUVENTUD GUERRERA!



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