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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (Aug. 4, 2021): Homecoming

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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 Homecoming episode comes our way from the familiar confines of Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, and will feature Cody Rhodes and Malakai Black going to war. Plus, Chris Jericho faces his third labor - a showdown with old rival Juventud Guerrero he must win with a move from the top rope! In other action, Miro defends the TNT championship against Lee Johnson, The Bunny & Leyla Hirsch square off with an NWA Women’s title shot on the line, Christian Cage vs. The Blade, and more!

Come right back here at 8 pm 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!


There’s a scream in the night, there’s death on the wind and a heartbeat that’s pounding like rain. There’s a flash in the sky, a cry of a hound as if someone is wailing the dead, but me? I’m just here to liveblog this here pro wrestling show.

The show opens with commentary hyping the show up.

Chris Jericho vs. Juventud Guerrera (Third Labour of Jericho Match)

Guerrera right in with heavy strikes, chops and forearms in the corner, whip across, back body drop to the apron, hairpull trip, diving tijeras off the top! Lariat follows, another diving headscissors and then a lariat sends Jericho out of the ring! Juvi perching and he dives to the floor to take Chris out! Y2J blasts him off the apron, throat thrust, his injured arm hurting him but Guerrera takes him down with a superkick!

Chris off the ropes with shoulder blocks, keeping it simple, headed up top again, diving double axehandle... NOPE! Back suplex, roll through, Jericho hits a butterfly backbreaker and goes for a cover but referee Aubrey Edwards has to remind him he has to hit a move off the top to get a three-count! Tearing at Juvi’s mask, upkicks block him!

Up top, Jericho counters an avalanche Frankensteiner into the Walls of Jericho! It counts because he came off the top but Guerrera gets the ropes and forces the break! Juvi with an arm wringer, rolling neckbreaker rolled into a facebuster, superkick nearfall! Guerrera hits a wicked tornado DDT, Juvi Driver... JERICHO KICKS OUT!

Judas Effect connects, no dice, Y2J up top again...

Chris Jericho wins by pinfall with a diving Judas Effect.

Post-match, Wardlow attacks Jericho and then gets Juvi up for the F-10! Y2J up top... CASUALTY OF WAR!

Maxwell Jacob Friedman gets on the mic and says if Jericho thought he’d let him rest between labors, he’s as dumb as the idiots in the crowd, and his opponent for labor number four is Wardlow! The stipulation is that he’s going to be accompanied to the ring by someone who will count the match fair and square, a real salt of the earth guy... MJF IS THE GUEST REF!

The Lucha Brothers are interviewed backstage.

Alex Abrahantes says PAC should have been here but conveniently all his travel got canceled, and who would do that?

Andrade el Idolo and Chavo Guerrero, Jr. roll up to wonder where their thank yous for the limousines last week are, and if they came to work for Andrade, they’d get that treatment every week. The Brothers reiterate that they don’t work for anybody and walk off while Chavo tells Andrade they’ll come around.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Tony Schiavone interviews the Dark Order.

“Hangman” Adam Page rolls up and everybody asks where he’s been, and Page is upset that he lost them their tag title shot. They support him but he says he needs to handle his own business for a little and go their own separate ways. They again reassure him that they’re friends and Adam reiterates his desire to go it alone and leaves.

Evil Uno says they should give him his space.

We get an inset promo from 2.0 and Daniel Garcia where they talk about how underutilized they are and call their opponents out.

2.0 (Jeff Parker & Matt Lee) & “Red Death” Daniel Garcia vs. Darby Allin, Eddie Kingston, & Jon Moxley

Garcia and Allin to start, a bit of light mat grappling, Garcia picks the leg, crucifix, no good, Darby with a jackknife, still no good! O’Connor roll, blind tag from Lee and he goes to work with right hands. Whip across, boot up, Allin rolls over, tag to Kingston! Eddie in with chops, putting boots to Matt in the corner, stomping away until referee Bryce Remsburg forces the break!

Moxley gets a few shots in, whip across, Parker with a cheap shot, Lee with a chop block, tag to Daniel and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Garcia blocks the tag by kicking Kingston’s arm out from under him and Moxley rushes after him to beat the crap out of him on the floor! Parker gets dumped to the floor, Lee helps him up right in front of Sting! Matt is starstruck and Allin dives on him! Big Tenryu enzuigiri from Kingston and Jon gets the tag!

Cleaning house, German suplex, on Lee, a lariat follows, Crash Landing! Backfist to the Future on Parker, Paradigm Shift on Garcia, Darby legal and off the top...

Darby Allin, Eddie Kingston, & Jon Moxley win by pinfall with a Coffin Drop from Allin on Daniel Garcia.

A Team Taz vignette follows, with dueling promos between Ricky Starks and Brian Cage, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, we see the Elite hanging out backstage and watching Karl Anderson spin a basketball. Doc Gallows is wearing a Ric Flair robe, for whatever that’s worth.

Doc says they’ll give Dark Order an Impact World Tag Team Championship shot, but they’ll lose. The Young Bucks talk about their lack of tag team challengers and they’re gonna get buried with these belts. Brandon Cutler tries to speak and gets shut up, and Kenny Omega talks to Hangman Page. He says Page blew it at the buzzer and now he’s all alone and out of the main event, and all that’s left is to cut down the net.

Christian Cage vs. Pepper “the Blade” Parks

Cage brawling with him on the ramp before the bell, bieling him into the ring, referee Rick Knox calls for the bell!

Blade tearing Christian’s shirt off, front kicks stagger him and Cage takes him down for a beating! To the floor briefly, back inside, Bunny interfering but Leyla Hirsch comes down to even the odds and the women brawl to the back! Christian counters a hanging DDT, hits an inverted DDT of his own for two! Front suplex into the ropes, putting boots to Cage as we go to break.

Back from commercial, Blade in control, stepping on Cage’s head. Putting boots to him, Christian recovers, they brawl, he chokes Parks over the middle rope and follows it with a slingshot slap! Diving uppercuts, calling for it, Pepper shoves him off, back elbow, up on the second, tornado DDT blocked! Snap scoop powerslam... NOPE!

Hammering kicks, trying to tear a turnbuckle pad off but he uses the distraction to grab the knucks! But Christian is a little faster...

Christian Cage wins by pinfall with a spear.

Proud-N-Powerful and FTR get dueling promos to build up a match, on the basis of Cash Wheeler getting his whole-ass forearm sliced open last week.

Tony Schiavone interviews Dr. Britt Baker, DMD in the ring.

But before she can really get going, Red Velvet comes to the ring, mic in hand. She tells Britt that isn’t her color and she’s here because she wants a piece of DMD. Baker reminds her of how she beat her in three minutes, and Velvet fires back that things have changed, she’s 22-4 with seven straight wins and she didn’t have to cheat to win them.

Britt says that’s impressive, but she’s also a different wrestler than she was, and now she’s champion, but she’ll give Red Velvet the match if Tony Khan approved, and she wants it to be on the debut episode of Rampage, next Friday. Red kicks the mic out of her hand and ducks a crutch shot from Rebel, but Baker takes her out and stomps her face into the mat!

Grinding the crutch into her head to add insult to injury, Britt holds her title high.

Andrade el Idolo is interviewed backstage.

Chavo Guerrero, Jr. rolls up, all excited because he found someone who WILL work for Andrade, Fuego del Sol.

Chavo tells him that he has to shine Andrade’s shoes, but Fuego doesn’t comply fast enough so el Idolo throws him into the a garage door a few times! Guerrero tells him he still has to shine Andrade’s shoes and calls Lucha Brothers out, saying they’ll never win the titles without el Idolo’s help.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Tony Schiavone starts to interview “Hangman” Adam Page but the Elite interrupt and make their entrance.

Page is glad the Young Bucks are here because there’s something he’s needed to say to them for a while. Kenny Omega says he can see what Hangman is trying to do, making a plea to rejoin the elite, but Page says that’s the last thing he’d do. Omega says given his recent failures he shares a lot in common with a lot of these people, and he’s a tryhard just like them.

They’ve spent a lot of time thinking about forgiving Hangman his sins, but given what the Elite are today, he kinda doesn’t fit the bill today. Cowboy or not, the Elite doesn’t have any losers, failures, or second fiddles in their group. Page hauls off and slaps him and the Elite attack! MAGIC KILLER! BUT THE DARK ORDER MAKE THE SAVE!

Evil Uno and Stu Grayson hold their teammates back because Page wanted to stand alone, and the Bucks hammer him with BTE Triggers! But here comes Frankie Kazarian to even the odds! Kenny gives Page one last look at the thing he’ll never have, and clocks him in the head with the title belt!

We get a video package of Lance Archer laying Dan Lambert out and Dan says he’s gonna be back to tell more of his truth next week, and he’s gonna bring backup.

Lee Johnson vs. Miro (c) (AEW TNT Championship)

Johnson charges right in but Miro decapitates him with a right hand! Another right hand, throwing him in the corner, shoulder thrusts, up and over caught but Lee slips out and lays a few strikes in before the Redeemer throws him to the apron. Kicks from Johnson, a front kick, popping up top for a crossbody but Miro hosses him around and slams him!

Calling for Game Over but Lee slips out of the ring and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Miro’s got a bear hug locked in but Johnson slips away and gets his shots in! Off the ropes, Lee counters a spinebuster with a DDT but the Redeemer pops up to his feet! Dropkick sends Miro to the floor and Johnson fires off a series of dives! Back inside, Lee keeping it up with superkicks on superkicks, off the top... FROG SPLASH CAN’T KEEP THE REDEEMER DOWN!”

Fireman’s carry blocked, off the ropes, Machka Kick connects and Miro’s fired up! Game Over, he falls back...

Miro wins by submission with the bodyscissors Game Over to retain the AEW TNT Championship.

Commentary announces the Rampage announce team as Taz, Excalibur, Chris Jericho, and Mark Henry, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Christian Cage is interviewed.

He’s announced as Kenny Omega’s #1 contender, and asked if he’s gonna repay Leyla Hirsch’s favor earlier, he says he offered but she has some best friends to have her back. He talks about how excited he is to get a title shot, and says he’s better than good, he’s elite.

Bunny vs. Leyla Hirsch (NWA Women’s World Championship #1 Contender’s Match)

Bunny shoves her away, Hirsch hammers back with forearms, falling armbreaker, looking for an armbar but Bunny runs away! Leyla with a dive, throwing her back inside, into the corner, armbar takedown, top wristlock, wrenching it in, but Bunny gets away and goes to the floor, getting into it with NWA Women’s World Champion Kamille at ringside as we go to break.

Back from commercial, both women down and out. Kris Statlander and Nyla Rose go face-to-face at ringside while they recover. Shoving match, Hirsch snaps off a German suplex, another one, charging lariat in the corner, double knees, cover for two and into the cross armbar! Ankle pick, knee to the arm, dragging her in position, springboard moonsault... NOBODY HOME!

Drawing her up, Leyla reverses, snaps into an armbar, Bunny regains her grip but Hirsch falls back...

Leyla Hirsch wins by submission with a cross armbar to become #1 contender to the NWA Women’s World Championship.

Post-match, Kamille hits teh ring and holds the title up in front of Hirsch, emphasizing the height difference between the two of them.

Jade Cargill and “Smart” Mark Sterling cut a promo about how the Jade Brand is growing and they’re back in AEW and she’ll be wrestling on Elevation next week.

Commentary hypes next week’s show up as well as the Rampage debut.

Malakai Black makes his entrance to send us to break.

Cody Rhodes vs. Malakai Black

Feeling out, Rhodes catches a kick, Black breaks with a hamstring kick but Cody fires off an elbow! German suplex blocked but Rhodes comes up lame and Malakai picks the leg into a kneebar! Cody reverses, looking for a figure four but Black jams a thumb into his eye to break it! Rhodes with an enzuigiri, Malakai sweeps his leg out and grabs a half-crab!

Taking his time to break when Cody gets the ropes, Rhodes sidesteps a kick, inverted headlock, upkick counters but the American Nightmare goes up top. A kick connects, Cody crashes to the floor and through the timekeeper’s table! Rhodes barely beats referee Paul Turner’s count but Black is ready for him... BLACK MASS! One foot cover... IT’S OVER!

Malakai Black wins by pinfall with Black Mass and a one foot pin.

Doctors check on Cody as he gets up and Tony Schiavone is right there to interview him.

Rhodes says legacy is a funny thing, he got into wrestling when he was 15 and all he wanted to do was win the title they took away from his daddy in the Garden. That was the goal then, times change, time flies, he’s had so much fun... Tony helps him to his feet and he continues.

Cody thanks Tony for his help and says that was his goal then but then an unprecedented thing happened, and he fired them, they didn’t fire him. He met Kenny and Matt and Nick and folks laughed at them for saying they were gonna start a revolution, but now this ain’t an alternative, they’re competition, and they set this table, and now maybe some new people can eat.

For three years his face has been on everything, maybe some outside interests came his way, some infighting with the EVPs, but he loves those guys very deeply and he’ll forever be tethered to them. With all respect to Daily’s Place, to him this is the AEW amphitheater, and there is no better place than here and no better time than now.

With zero bitterness in his heart, he thanks us, he loves us, we’ve made his life special, and he sets the mic down and goes to take his boots off. He gets one off... AND MALAKAI BLACK ATTACKS HIM FROM BEHIND WITH THE CRUTCH! Black grabs the boot and stands tall.

That’s the show, folks.

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