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This edition comes our way from Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati, and will feature the Nasty Nati’s own Jon Moxley in his latest war with Japan’s legendary Minoru Suzuki. We’ll also see Dustin Rhodes try to stop Malakai Black’s reign of terror, Dr. Britt Baker’s new challenger Ruby Soho faces her muscle Jaime Hayter, Powerhouse Hobbs battles Dante Martin, Adam Cole, Bryan Danielson & CM Punk will all make appearances - and a whole lote more!
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AEW DYNAMITE RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR SEPT. 8
Discussion moot, argument ended. An aggressive mute stumbling defendant. Fiction versus fantasy, one fact remains unclear, how you pretend both franchises stand soley on one tier?! We are your beginning, and we will be your end, but first, I liveblog this here pro wrestling show, folks.
The show opens with a recap of the big main event debuts from All Out.
Commentary hypes up the card for tonight.
Dustin Rhodes vs. Malakai Black
Brawling to start, Black with a boot and Rhodes comes back with a pair of lariats, a Manhattan Drop, a boot, Malakai with a roundhouse kick! Slap from Dustin, kidney shots in the corner, big German suplex! Elbow drop, dumping Black to the floor and Rhodes follows out after. Piledriver blocked, Malakai back suplexes him through the timekeeper’s table!
Black goes in the ring and pulls a turnbuckle pad off before going back to the floor and throwing Dustin back inside. Right hands into the corner, whip reversed, both men stopping short of the turnbuckle and Malakai drops him with a knee. Drop down into an inverted heel hook, but Rhodes gets the ropes and forced the break!
Black working the leg, hamstring kicks, right hands, pressing the attack, Malakai very much in control of the situation, cutting Dustin off when he gets mounted punches with a wicked kick to the back of the knee! Running knee for two, Black goes to the floor and gets Cody’s boot out from under the ring! He throws the boot to Rhodes and laughs at him, trying to provoke a response.
Dustin fires up, striking, whip reversed, stomp to the midsection, flip piledriver from the veteran... NOPE! Suplex lift, Black floats over, Rhodes with right hands in the corner, thinking bulldog, Malakai blocks and sends him head-first into the turnbuckle...
Malakai Black wins by pinfall with Black Mass.
We get a video package from the Lucha Brothers celebrating their tag title win and we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get a video package promo for Miro vs. Eddie Kingston.
Eddie calls Miro out for using a low blow and says that god rains on the just and the unjust all the same. Miro rebuts and says he had to ice his balls the day after as well and he’s going to offer Eddie’s broken bones to his bride and his soul to his god.
CM Punk makes his entrance.
He says he’s gonna get right to it and step all over the chanting as he thanks Darby Allin, Sting, and the fans. He didn’t know what it’d be like or if he’d have what it takes, but it’s like riding a violent bicycle. He’s back on the bicycle and he wants to get back in this ring with his gear on.
He puts Suzuki vs. Moxley over and singles out a lady in the crowd as Aunt Linda and says she’s an angel. He asks who saw the pay-per-view and shouts Ruby Soho, Adam Cole, and Bryan Danielson out and says the first person he texted after his match was his beautiful wife April and she asked what’s next.
He said he didn’t know and he’d leave it up to Cincinatti, and he asks the crowd, who give a muddled reaction. He singles out Moxley and Pillman chants and Taz gets on the mic and calls him out. He says he’s trying to be a gentleman and Punk’s trying to be a tough guy, and he’s tired of the bullshit lovefest. So you had a match with Darby and you were very impressive, but don’t ever mention any members of Team Taz, ever.
CM says he didn’t mention anybody from Team Taz, Taz says he did on social media and in interviews, his ass is everywhere! “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs and Hook join Taz near the commentary desk and Punk says since he’s known him for a long time and he does respect him, send Starks, send Hook, send him Hobbs, and check it out, all four of you— beat him if you can, survive if he lets you.
Punk soaks in the adoration of the crowd to send us to break.
Ortiz and Santana cut a promo about how they’re the best and demand to be proven wrong.
Tony Schiavone interviews Ruby Soho backstage.
She didn’t want anybody to think she got lucky on Sunday—
Dr. Britt Baker, DMD rolls up with her entourage to ask why we’re supposed to care. Ruby points out that she and Britt have known each other for quite some time and she actually helped her break into wrestling and she knows exactly what she’s doing. Baker tells her to run away to catering, where she spent the last four years of her life, and Ruby tells Tony that she knows she’s his girl, but she’s gonna whoop her ass.
Dante Martin vs. “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs
Hobbs runs Martin over out the gates, dragging him to his feet, off the ropes, Dante with a kick and some forearms, springboard crossbody, Will catches him but he slips out! Springboard over a charge, dropkick sends Powerhouse to the floor, suicide dive... HOBBS CATCHES HIM AND THROWS HIM FACE-FIRST INTO THE POST!
Will drags Dante up by his hair and throws him into the barricade as we go to break!
Back from commercial, Hobbs has him locked in the bear hug! I can hardly bear it! Dropping him, Will takes the knee pad down, drops a knee into his ribs, can opener applied, hammerfists raining down and referee Rick Knox warns him off! Tiger feint kick from Martin, missile dropkick, big senton, only two! Hook runs interference but Dante hits a tope con giro right over him!
Martin back in, double jump moonsault, nobody home, springboard side kick, charging elbows, Hobbs destroys him with a spinebuster... it’s over!
“Powerhouse” Will Hobbs wins by pinfall with a spinning spinebuster.
Post-match, Dan Lambert is in the balcony with the Men of the Year.
He congratulates AEW on bringing in a pile of 5’9” dorks who can deflect Tony Conman from the truth— this company has two real men wrestling in it, and you’re looking at them right now, Scorpio Sky and “All Ego” Ethan Page, so if there are any tough guys in the locker room you think can shut them up, do so before their truth burns this company to the ground.
We get a video package where Matt Hardy says he wants to shave Orange Cassidy’s head and Cassidy shrugs it off with a “whatever.”
Commentary hypes up the rest of the show and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Maxwell Jacob Friedman and Wardlow make their entrance.
MJF gets on the mic and rants and raves about having beaten Chris Jericho three times before Sunday and a fourth time on Sunday, clean in the middle of the ring, but after the bell rang and his music played, the match restarted due to extreme bias against him, because everybody in the back wants to be him.
He does a little cheap heat calling Cincinatti things “mid” and the crowd cowards. He tells Aunt Linda not to make eye contact or he’ll knock her teeth down her throat and accuses the pregnant woman next to her of having a child with her own father. She turns out to be Brian Pillman’s daughter and he calls her ugly.
Enter Brian Pillman, Jr.
He calls him Maxwell Jerkoff Friedman and says he heard him talking trash about his home town and his family. He says MJF had a silver spoon upbringing and thinks he came from the greatest place on earth, but his city breeds badasses like his dad, like Jon Moxley, and like him, and he welcomes Max to the jungle.
Friedman insults Pillman’s mother and says she forgot to swallow him. He tells Wardlow to go stand in the corner and look pretty and then tells Brian that he’s going to abort him like his mother should have, which gets Junior to beat him down. Wardlow finally turns around after a beat and makes the save! Pillman throws him aside and puts boots to MJF, Mr. Mayhem makes the save again!
Griff Garrison comes to the ring and Max decks him with the diamond ring! Brian gets in front of his partner and saves him from a further beating as the heels leave.
Jon Moxley gets a promo where he calls Minoru Suzuki out.
He puts him over but says he never found him all that scary and tonight he’s in the jungle and he’s gonna die.
Jamie Hayter vs. Ruby Soho
Collar and elbow, Hayter shoves her off, side headlock applied, shot off, shoulder block, Soho with an armbar and forearms to the collarbone! Handful of hair, Jamie shoves her off, Ruby catches a kick and knees her in the face! Charging in, Hot Shot, Hayter throws her into the bottom rope after, kick to the shoulder and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Soho with the pop-up headscissors into the turnbuckles! Lining her up, kick in the corner, another one, a third! Reversing a slingshot into a tornado DDT, only two! Hayter with an electric chair, Ruby somehow reverses it into a headscissors facebuster for two! Facebreaker from Jamie, sliding elbow... NOPE!
Soho with an arm wringer...
Ruby Soho wins by pinfall with the Riott Kick.
Post-match, Soho goes to hug referee Bryce Remsburg and Dr. Britt Baker, DMD attacks and lays her out with the fisherman neckbreaker! Riho tries to make the save but Hayter overpowers her and lays her out in turn! Baker is about to stomp Ruby on the title... KRIS STATLANDER MAKES THE SAVE WITH A CHAIR AND RUNS THE HEELS OFF!
We get a Brian Cage vs. Ricky Starks video package where they agree to settle things with one more singles match, and we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get an inset promo where the Dark Order say they’re fine and proceed to bicker at each other until Anna Jay comes in to set them straight and tell them to figure it out.
Dark Order (Evil Uno, John Silver, & Stu Grayson) vs. the Pinnacle (Cash Wheeler, Dax Harwood, & Shawn Spears)
Spears and Grayson to start, Silver tags in, side headlock from Shawn, shot off, shoulder block, the Chairman flexes and bounces his pecs. John scoops him and slams him, off the ropes, shoulder block, pulling him into the corner tag to Stu. Pele kick, tag to Uno, Demolition Decapitation... NOPE! Whip to the corner, tag back to Silver, short whip into stereo enzuigiris and then a big boot!
Dark Order on the same page, the Meat Man covers for two and a tag to Harwood turns the tide. Overwhelming him with strikes, but Silver reverses a suplex! Cash and Shawn clear the apron, the Raw Dog fights them off one-on-three! Putting John into Uno’s head, Dax hits a slingshot suplex, Spears in...
The Pinnacle win by pinfall with C4 from Shawn Spears on John Silver.
Post-match, Evil Uno gets in Silver’s face and jaws at him over the loss. John’s had enough and shoves him and the Order descend into brawling chaos!
Anna Jay and Tay Conti come down but don’t intervene.
We get a video package with comments from various women who were in the Casino Battle Royal.
Tully Blanchard cuts a promo and wants Tony Khan to book Shawn Spears vs. Darby Allin for next week, and threatens to wrestle Sting again himself in the process.
Sammy Guevara makes his entrance to do his cue card gimmick during the break.
Back from commercial, the Varsity Blonds are in the trainer’s office and being interviewed.
Brian Pillman, Jr. says he doesn’t have much of an update on their health but he went to Tony Khan and got himself a match agianst MJF on the 22nd at Arthur Ashe.
The Acclaimed roll up to give him a bouquet of roses and Max Caster says he got a match against Pillman this Friday on Rampage. Brian thanks him for the reps before his big match and they posture at each other.
Tony Schiavone is in the ring and introduces the greatest faction in pro wrestling, the Elite.
Don Callis hypes up Kenny Omega being #1 in the PWI 500 and says All Out was all about him proving that he’s the greatest wrestler in the history of this industry and the Young Bucks giving us a memory of the greatest tag team match in the history of the world, but in the course of that performance the belts were stolen from them.
Nick Jackson gets on the mic and says they got their best friend back, and introduces Adam Cole.
Cole gets on the mic for storytime but briefly threatens Schiavone that he’ll slap the glasses off his face and whoop his ass if he even looks at Britt Baker the wrong way.
Tony leaves and Adam says the guys in the ring are why AEW is the best wrestling company in the world. He’s new to AEW but he’s been Elite for a very, very long time and he’s shown that he’s a once in a generation pro wrestler. Now he’s with the very best, because the Young Bucks are the greatest tag team of all time, Kenny Omega is a once in a lifetime wrestler and the AEW World Championship proves that.
And of course, now the Elite has Adam Cole, bay bay. He’s going to make his in-ring debut next week, and then you’ll see how elite he really is. Omega gets on the mic and says that’s cause for celebration, and he despises interruptions, and at the pay-per-view they were unceremoniously interrupted by—
Enter the American Dragon, Bryan Danielson!
Kenny complains and asks his pals to give him the room here because he needs to talk to his new guest. He invites Bryan into the ring and he climbs in. He says Dragon is just the guy he wants to speak with and he wants to get right to brass tacks, but Danielson yanks the mic out of his hand. Bryan asks the crowd if they want to see him fight Kenny Omega and gets a very positive response.
Dragon asks if he has it straight, Kenny is the greatest wrestler who’s ever lived and nobody’s on his level? He thinks Omega is afraid to take the match because he knows he’s better than him and he’ll kick his head in and prove that he’s not on his level! Kenny takes his jacket off and charges but Bryan immediately takes him down into the LeBell Lock!
The Elite attack, Christian Cage, the Jurassic Express, and Frankie Kazarian make the save and clear the ring! Brandon Cutler ends up alone in the ring, surrounded by babyfaces... DRAGON TAKES HIS HEAD OFF WITH THE BUSAIKU KNEE!
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial we learn that Adam Cole is going to debut against Frankie Kazarian next week, among other matches being hyped.
Jon Moxley vs. Minoru Suzuki
Face to face, jawing, Suzuki tees off with a forearm! Moxley returns one with some deliberation and we’re off and trading! Off the ropes with pump kicks and Minoru’s laughing! Palm strikes, hammering him, Jon fire some forearms and a rolling elbow staggers Suzuki! Clawing at his face in the ropes, referee Aubrey Edwards warning him off and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Moxley with a nearfall, Suzuki backs himself into the corner with evil intentions on his face, whip reversed, boot in the corner! Snapmare, off the ropes, Penalty Kick caught and Jon gets to his feet! Punch the knee, biting Minoru’s face, Edwards warns him but Suzuki returns the favor in kind! Mox with a headbutt, Minoru again right with him, trading headbutts a few times until they go to hit one at the same time and collapse!
Back on their feet, trading forearms, Moxley fires up but Suzuki cuts him off and gets the sleeper hold! Gotch grip, Jon counters with a back body drop! Kick to the midsection, DDT connects! Suzuki bleeding, Mox with a lariat... OUT AT ONE! Minoru shrugs off a lariat, wiping his own blood out of his eye, another lariat but he stays on his feet, fired up!
A dropkick takes Moxley off his feet, Suzuki wipes more blood from his eye and licks his hand! Moxley shifts gears, underhooks...
Jon Moxley wins by pinfall with Paradigm Shift.
Moxley celebrates with his hometown crowd.
That’s the show, folks.