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This edition comes our way from Now Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, and will is the last Dynamite before All Out in the same building on Sun., Sept. 5. AEW is advertising CM Punk on the microphone, FTR vs. Santana & Ortiz, Brian Cage going one-on-one with Powerhouse Hobbs, The Elite against Jurassic Express & Lucha Bros, interviews with Chris Jericho & MJF, Tay Conti vs. Penelope Ford, Orange Cassidy wrestling Jack Evans, and more!
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AEW DYNAMITE RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR SEPT. 1
All I’ve ever wanted was destiny to be fulfilled, it is in my hands, I must not fail. I must not fail. Even through the darkest days, this fire burns, always, and I’m here to liveblog this pro wrestling show for you, folks.
The show opens with commentary hyping tonight’s festivities up.
FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood) vs. Proud-N-Powerful (Ortiz & Santana)
Harwood and Santana to start, circling, collar and elbow, headlock takeover gets a headscissors and then we run the exchange the other way and stalemate! More back and forth, hip tosses denied and they have a scuffle in the ropes as things get heated! All four men in the ring and brawling, referee Paul Turner failing to maintain control as PNP dump FTR to the floor!
Off the ropes... STEREO TOPES CON GIRO! Changing gears, Wheeler and Ortiz now, Cash throws him into the corner and FTR start in with their heat segment. Wheeler tears a turnbuckle pad off in a neutral corner and Dax takes Ortiz to it to work him over, wrenching his arm over the exposed steel! Ortiz with a lariat, both men down and out and the path is clear!
Tags made, Santana in with a series of lariats, a kickass snap suplex off of Harwood’s shoulders clears Cash out of the ring and sets up the Three Amigos! Up top, frog splash... NOT ENOUGH! Wheelbarrow Ace Crusher into a German suplex... NOPE! Dax turns it around, brainbuster follows... STILL NO! Chop block cuts off the double team, Ortiz nearfall off a schoolboy!
Beating Wheeler down in the corner, quick tag, inside out suplex, only two! Cash with a Gory Bomb on Ortiz, still only a nearfall! FTR want the Power-Plex, Dax settles for a superplex on Ortiz, Wheeler late with the splash, nobody home! A lucky Big Rig... SANTANA BREAKS IT UP WITH A DIVING SPLASH! Ortiz floats over a suplex, tag to Santana, back roll Ace Crusher!
Diving Codebreaker into a superkick...
Proud-N-Powerful win by pinfall with a double-team tilt-a-whirl slam on Cash Wheeler.
2.0 and Daniel Garcia cut a promo backstage.
Matt Lee tells Darby Allin to not look past their son Garcia, and Jeff Parker is excited to take Allin/Punk away from everybody. Daniel says he’s going to hurt Darby and there’s not a shot he makes it to All Out.
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, CM Punk makes his entrance.
He asks if we’re sick of him yet (no sir!) and says he could spend a few more months just coming out and soaking in the love, and he’s a little nervous and even scared on Sunday. But he’s gonna make a promise that every single time he laces his boots and he comes down that aisle, he’s gonna give us the best—
DANIEL GARCIA AND 2.0 JUMP PUNK AND BEAT HIM DOWN! Darby Allin and Sting are here to even the odds?! THEY MEET 2.0 IN THE AISLE AND BRAWL WITH THEM! PUNK BACK ON HIS FEET, MOUNTED PUNCHES ON JEFF PARKER! Coffin Drop, Scorpion Death Drop... GO TO SLEEP!
PUNK GOES FOREHEAD TO FOREHEAD WITH DARBY! He throws Parker out of the ring and cedes the floor to Sting.
Sting gets on the mic and says he always wanted to share a ring with Punk and he’s got a lot of respect for him. Their paths never did cross, but that was then, and this is now, and it felt really good to watch someone go to sleep before his own eyes. The Coffin Drop and Scorpion Death Drop also felt good, and it just felt good to clear traffic because they have the same goal in mind.
They want to make way for All Out, and that includes the Stinger— on Sunday, he knows Darby is ready, and he’s going to face him one-on-one. Sting will fistbump Allin and walk back to his dressing room, and when Darby Allin and CM Punk collide, it’s gonna be showtime for sure.
We get a video package for Kenny Omega vs. Christian Cage to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Maxwell Jacob Friedman is interviewed by Tony Schiavone.
Tony admits that this is uncomfortable and MJF rattles off most of Chris Jericho’s nicknames from across his four-decade career. He consistently evolved to stay on top of the mountain as the greatest of all time and whether he cares to admit it or not, he’s in the Mount Rushmore of pro wrestling, but don’t get it twisted, by the time MJF is done, he’ll take his place.
When a man like Jericho loses the spotlight he’ll do just about anything to get it back, and that’s why at All Out, he’ll have the distinct honor and privilege of ending one of the greatest runs in the history of professional wrestling. It’s ironic that the same yearning for the spotlight that brought him to the dance will be the reason his music dies.
Jack Evans vs. Orange Cassidy
Matt Hardy beats Cassidy down before the bell but referee Bryce Remsburg ejects him and we get a bell!
Evans beating Orange down, whip across, jumping knee, Cassidy fires up, tilt-a-whirl DDT after some back and forth... NOPE! Up top, diving crossbody... STILL NO! Scoop into the Michinoku Driver but Jack won’t stay down! Jockeying for position in the turnbuckles, we go to break!
Back from commercial...
Orange Cassidy wins by pinfall with a small package.
Post-match, Evans argues with referee Bryce Remsburg over the finish until Matt Hardy runs down to beat Orange up! Best Friends make the save! The rest of HFO join the party and overwhelm the babyfaces! Jurassic Express even the odds in turn!
Eddie Kingston gets a video package telling Miro that his neck is his weak point and he’s gonna go after it to take the TNT Championship from him. They’re gonna walk through hell together, and maybe, if he survives that, he can go to his god’s heaven.
Miro says he only stays down for his wife in the hotel room after a victory and he’s bringing agony with him, and we go to break.
Back from commercial we get a Jon Moxley promo where he says he’s a little indignant that this old man Satoshi Kojima would think he can challenge him, but he’s gonna go home to Cincinatti with his scalp.
Jim Ross is in the ring to interview Chris Jericho.
Jericho does a big intro for the Chicago crowd and says 22 years ago he started his main event journey in this business in Chicago, just a few miles down the road, and the man who recruited him to start that journey was this man right here, Jim Ross. He calls MJF a piece of shit and says the only thing he has over him are three victories.
He lists off the dates of those victories and says they’re burned in his brain and he can’t let it go, and that’s why he has to take the chance and put it all on the line to beat him. He’s never been complacent, and that’s why he’s in AEW in the first place. When he first came here three years ago, there was no guarantee of success, and here we are on the 100th episode of Dynamite as the hottest wrestling company in the world today!
And sure if he sticks around he could win a lot more great matches and a lot of championships, but he’d look in the mirror and see a man who couldn’t beat MJF, and he’d know it’s the beginning of the end of Le Champion and of his time in the ring, but he doesn’t want it to be the end. He wants more! He doesn’t wanna stop!
But if his journey ends in Chicago, he’ll walk to that commentary desk and do his best full-time and thank everyone watching for helping his dreams come true and for allowing him to be part of our lives. But before that happens, he wants Max to remember that he’s not gonna take it away from him, and he’s gonna have to be the best he’s ever been.
He’s gonna have to break every bone in his body, squeeze every breath out of his lungs, but it’s not gonna happen because he’s Chris Jericho and he doesn’t have the balls to get rid of him.
Darby Allin gets a video package and admits that when he was 15, CM Punk was his favorite wrestler, but seven years ago he left, and that’s when Darby became a wrestler. He says Punk is already looking over him, because he might have seen what he can do in the ring, but he can’t feel it, and now Allin has to do the impossible— beat CM Punk in Chicago or die trying.
“Powerhouse” Will Hobbs makes his entrance, accompanied by Hook, but Brian Cage blindsides him and beats him down before their match begins!
Brian Cage vs. “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs
In the ring, the match begins, Hook with a little interference to set up an elbow drop and raining fists from Hobbs! Cage gets to his feet, scoop, Will slips out and drops him with a body avalanche to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Hobbs punches him into the corner, shoulder blocks, Cage gets a reverse STO! Corner uppercut into a German suplex, cover for two! Will scoops him up, Brian slipso ut, rolls him through, Powerhouse ducks a discus lariat and hits a spinning spinebuster... NOPE! Deep Sea Diverticulis connects, Hobbs to the apron, Brian in position... DEADLIFT SUPERPLEX!
Hook runs interference, Ricky Starks comes from out of nowhere to smack Cage in the face with the FTW Championship...
“Powerhouse” Will Hobbs wins by pinfall with an Emerald Flowsion.
Malakai Black cuts a promo on Lee Johnson.
He claims he left the ring not to avoid Johnson, but because he dictates when they fight. He’s given him seven days to atone for interrupting him and he was merciful to Cody, Arn, and Brock, but Lee will suffer, and at the end of it, he’ll put coins on his eyes so he can pay the boatman’s toll.
QT Marshall and the Factory are in the ring and he calls Paul Wight out, heavyweight to heavyweight.
Wight makes his entrance and gets in the ring, whereupon he’s beset by the Factory! He shoves all of them off, giant that he is, and starts knocking dudes out! Chokeslam for another guy! Aaron Solo off the top but Paul swats him out of mid-air with one hand!
Gunn Club roll up a little late and stand tall with Wight, swatting a chair out of Marshall’s hands... AND BILLY GUNN HITS PAUL IN THE SURGICALLY-REPAIRED HIP WITH THE CHAIR! Paul gets himself to his feet but Billy cracks him in the shoulders and head with it!
The Gunns leave and the Factory returns to the ring... DIAMOND CUTTER ON THE GIANT!
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, Dr. Britt Baker, DMD is interviewed by Tony Schiavone.
She talks about how Rebel can win the battle royal and if she does, the title ain’t going anywhere, and as far as Kris Statlander goes, a free agent just signed a major multi-year contract, and that free agent is her. Tony Khan let her book any match she wanted as part of the deal, so Kris has a handicap match against Jamie Hayter and Rebel on Friday.
Penelope Ford vs. Tay Conti
Conti with a plancha before the bell, throwing Ford in the ring and we get that bell!
Wristlock, into a cravate, knees, inverted facelock and clubbing blows to the chest, swing-out facebreaker, pump kick! Tay with a boot up in the corner, up top but Penelope hits the ropes and knocks her down to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Conti with chops, Ford clubs her down, whip into the corner, handspring back elbow, sidestep, Tay misses a pump kick and Penelope hits a shoulder thrust! Sidestep a boot, Conti with a back elbow, double jump crossbody! Fired up, charging lariats, Black Hole Slam... SO CLOSE! Ford with a half-crab, shift to a deathlock, bridge back into the Muta Lock but Conti reverses into a calf slicer... PENELOPE GETS THE ROPES!
Pump kicks in the corner, three of them, DDTay reversed, fireman’s carry gutbuster but Ford is slow to capitalize from the busted leg! Small package for two, Conti with a forearm smash, the Bunny tries to run interference but it backfires...
Tay Conti wins by pinfall with a bridging folding press.
Post-match, the heels put boots to Conti! ANNA JAY IS BACK TO MAKE THE SAVE AND RUN THEM OFF!
Thunder Rosa is interviewed backstage.
Before she can answer, Vickie Guerrero, Nyla Rose, Jade Cargill, and “Smart” Mark Sterling roll up. Rosa asks if they’re really trying to intimidate her and says she’s gonna go down swinging. Rose and Cargill put boots to her and then square up until Sterling gets between them and says no sense doing this now because they’ll make a lot more money on Sunday.
Commentary hypes up Rampage, All Out, and next week’s Jon Moxley homecoming on Dynamite.
We get a video package of various stars and legends weighing on on Chris Jericho vs. Maxwell Jacob Friedman and go to break.
Jurassic Express (“Jungle Boy” Jack Perry & Luchasaurus) & Lucha Brothers (Penta el Zero M & Rey Fenix) vs. the Elite (Doc Gallows, Karl Anderson, Matt Jackson, & Nick Jackson)
The match breaks down early with the Elite beating everybody down, and we go to break just as the babyfaces are rallying.
Back from commercial, the Elite have overwhelmed Jungle Boy via an apron powerbomb and regained control! Perry fighting back against the numbers game and he gets the tag to Rey Fenix! Knucklelock kicks, step-up lucha arm drag on Nick and he’s fired up! Penta up top, missile dropkick to Jackson’s taint... MATT BREAKS IT UP!
The match breaks down, Jacksons and Luchas down and out, referee Rick Knox counting and tags are made! Luchasaurus drops Anderson with a boot, putting him in the corner for strikes, big German suplex! Kip-up, superkick takes Gallows out and he puts him to the floor! Nick with a kick from the apron, caught and chokeslammed to the floor taking the Good Brothers out!
Jungle Boy off the ropes, assisted tornillo! Dinosaur with a chokeslam into a moonsault... ANDERSON KICKS OUT! Brandon Cutler runs interference, Good Brothers take advantage, Magic Killer... LUCHASAURUS BREAKS IT UP! Brothers post him, tag out to Nick, quick tag to Matt, but Fenix dodges the BTE Trigger and hits a double springboard Ace Crusher!
Rey to the apron, superkicks for the Good Brothers, Bucks catch a crossbody...
The Elite win by pinfall with a Meltzer Driver from the Young Bucks on Rey Fenix.
Post-match, Kenny Omega arrives to celebrate with his pals and help them beat the babyfaces down some more. Good Brothers take Luchasaurus out with a Magic Killer through a table! Christian Cage makes the save and beats Omega up until he inevitably gets overwhelmed! Cutler hands out kendo sticks, and Kenny says you got to be careful to not misplace your personal items, and Don Callis has the keys to the steel cage.
Omega tells him to lower the cage and he does so! He tells Christian he’s just getting started, and they go to town on the babyfaces with kendo sticks! Frankie Kazarian and Dante Martin try to make the save but they can’t scale the cage! Orange Cassidy, Jungle Boy, none of them make it, Marko Stunt gets to the top but Cutler sprays him in the eyes and he has to retreat!
The Elite hold Cage up... BTE V-TRIGGER!
That’s the show, folks.