Here’s a place to check results and comment along with a new episode of AEW Dynamite, airing tonight at 8 pm ET on TBS.
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 week’s show is the first for Dynamite on its new network home, and comes our way from Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The marquee attraction is a rematch of one of the best matches in AEW history, and there won’t be a draw when World champ Hangman Page defends against Bryan Danielson this time, because a panel of judges will pick a winner if they go they distance. Plus, the first TBS champion will be crowned when Ruby Soho battles Jade Cargill, Lucha Bros defend the Tag titles against Jurassic Express, Brian Pillman, Jr. guns for revenge against Malakai Black, MJF in action... and more!
Come right back here at 8 pm ET when the Dynamite live blog kicks off once the show starts on TBS. It will be below this line here.
Enjoy the show!
AEW DYNAMITE RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR JAN. 5
As I aim for that bright white day, conflict serum is my aura. It seems that life’s so fragile, I guess I’ll fly some other time. I lack from superhighway thoughts, won’t live as long as the city lights, but I can liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.
The show opens with the intro video.
Commentary hypes up tonight’s card for us.
The judges for our title match are revealed to be Mark Henry, Jerry Lynn, and Paul Wight.
“Hangman” Adam Page (c) vs. “American Dragon” Bryan Danielson (AEW World Championship)
Page charges in, Danielson sidesteps and bails to the floor, taking his sweet time, chatting with the judges, doing jumping jacks, running back inside when Adam comes after him. Collar and elbow, into the corner, Bryan ducks a chop, double leg but Hangman kicks out of it and Dragon goes back to the floor.
Back in, arm wringer, wristlock, Page reverses, snapmare, big backfist but Danielson ducks it and does more jumping jacks to get in his head! Collar and elbow, Bryan with a side headlock, shift to an arm wringer, reversed, headlock, shot off, drop down, Dragon to the floor and Hangman dives on him!
Up top... NOBODY HOME ON THE ORIHARA MOONSAULT BUT PAGE POPS UP AND POWERBOMBS DANIELSON INTO THE APRON! Back on the apron, he lines Bryan up but the challenger bails to the floor! Adam off the ropes, suicide dive... DRAGON SIDESTEPS HIM AND HE CRASHES HARD INTO THE BARRICADE, INJURING HIS ARM!
Danielson draws him up, blood in the water, hammerlock puts his shoulder into the post! Another hammerlock into the post, shoulder armbreaker, back inside to break the count! Chest kicks, chops, Adam turns him around for chops of his own but Bryan uses the arm as a lever and counters with a shoulder armbreaker!
Folding the arm to the mat, bicep stomp connects, working a hammerlock, kneeling on his back, bending the champion’s wrist back, shooting the half, cover for two. In the ropes, whip reversed, crossbody caught, Hangman hits the fallaway slam! Springboard lariat followed by a plancha and Page has the momentum!
Back inside, diving lariat for two! Back body drop sends Adam to the floor, off the ropes, suicide dive caught... PAGE COUNTERS TO A SUPLEX ON THE FLOOR! Drop toehold puts Adam into the steel steps, referee Paul Turner admonishes Danielson to get him back in the ring, he breaks the count and rains punches down on Page as we go to break.
Back from commercial, Hangman is busted open as Danielson rains headbutts down on his bloody forehead! Headbutts on headbutts, Page fires back with desperate chops but Bryan keeps the headbutts coming! Underhooks, off the ropes, butterfly suplex into palm strikes and elbows from mount!
Cross armbar applied, Adam has his hands clasped and Dragon rolls him over to punch at his bloody forehead! Setting him up in the corner, chops and kicks, whip reversed, backflip up and over, off the ropes, duck a lariat, Hangman snaps off a Death Valley Driver! Page takes him in the corner for chops, Danielson turns it around, headbutts and kicks!
Whip reversed, charging lariat, short-arm, reversed into a German suplex but the champion lands on his feet and snaps off a bridging German of his own... NOPE! Forearms, off the ropes, Page gets a boot up and cuts him off! Suplex attempt blocked, into the ropes, suplex to the floor, hanging in there, Bryan slips out and throws Hangman face-first into the ringpost!
Wrists locked across the post, looking for the McGuinness spot but Page pulls Danielson face first into the post a few times and leaves him drop! Back inside, Adam with the headbutts this time, referee Paul Turner pulls them apart and now Dragon’s bleeding his own blood!
He falls to the floor, Hangman does jumping jacks of his own, and we go to break.
Back from commercial, both men bloodied and atop the turnbuckles, throwing headbutts at each other again and again and again! Avalanche fallaway slam... STILL NO! To the floor, Danielson dives... COUNTERED INTO DEADEYE ON THE FLOOR! Back in, Buckshot... BUT DANIELSON CRUMPLES TO THE MAT!
Small package for two, Bryan gets the omoplata on the injured arm, crossface applied and the LeBell Lock is on in the middle of the ring! Out of the hold, catapult sends Dragon to the apron and Adam clobbers him to the floor! Off the top, Orihara moonsault connects, he’s got Danielson in place... BUCKSHOT COUNTERED WITH THE BUSAIKU KNEE BUT ADAM PAGE WILL NOT STAY DOWN!
On their knees, both men running on fumes, trading headbutts, to the feet, traeding charging headbutts, lariats, flash roundhouse kick from Dragon, rolling elbow, Page ducks another kick, Deadeye reversed... DANIELSON SNAPS OFF A PILEDRIVER BUT HANGMAN KICKS OUT!
Wrists clutched, Bryan kicks his head in! Covered in blood, beckoning the champion to rise, charging in... POWERBOMB COUNTERS! Folding press reversed into a triangle choke! Overhead elbows rain down on Page, powerbomb counter countered into a heel hook! Kicks fight Adam out of it, sitting on Dragon’s back, crossface strikes ensue!
Stalking around him, getting under him... BACKDROP DRIVER! Page goes to the apron as the “Cowboy shit!” chants grow, elbow pad down, slingshot... BUCKSHOT CONNECTS! IT’S OVER!
“Hangman” Adam Page wins by pinfall with Buckshot to retain the AEW World Championship.
Commentary promises Maxwell Jacob Friedman in action, after the break.
Back from commercial, the Acclaimed cut a promo on Darby Allin and Sting.
They say they’re not done with him yet and they’ll have a music video next week.
Maxwell Jacob Friedman vs. Shawn Dean
CM Punk runs down right at the bell and MJF runs away! Punk turns around and kicks Dean in the gut... GO TO SLEEP!
Shawn Dean wins by disqualification.
And so quickly, MJF has a losing record for 2022!
CM Punk gets on the mic and says this will happen every match he has until he steps in the ring with him, and calls him a little bitch! Max does some cheap heat and Punk points out that he just lost and fighting for a title is gonna be real hard if he keeps on losing.
Friedman says everything that comes out of Punk’s mouth is fake and induces boredom, and “shut the fuck up!” chants rain down! He says CM said he was done with this and now he’s right back where he’s started, and he might have these schmucks convinced he’s a big deal, but he knows the truth, that withmout MJF he’s nothing.
MJF puts a chip on his shoulder and makes him relevant. He says Punk sold Tony Khan a bill of goods and he’s not the savior these people have been waiting for, but Maxwell Jacob Friedman is. He thinks it’s interesting that he has such a problem with him comparing himself to Roddy Piper, and does he think HE’S Roddy Piper?
Unlike Punk, Roddy was actually talented enough to main event a WrestleMania. And if he’s not shown the proper respect around here, maybe he’ll main event a Mania, too. CM says all he’s trying to do is kick his ass so get in the ring and he’ll do it right here and right now in New Jersey.
You run, you hide behind FTR, and all he wants is to give MJF the beating he deserves. And if Max thinks the grass is greener, he can go and main event night four of a buy-one-get-one-free Mania and get your ass released and come back and he’ll be right here waiting for you.
MJF asks if everybody wants the match and says next week it’ll be CM Punk vs... Wardlow. He doesn’t need it, and he’s better than all of us. Punk says the difference between him and Piper and Max is that he and Piper will fight anybody at any time, and eventually MJF will run out of people to hide behind and he’ll put him to sleep.
We get a video package hyping up Cody Rhodes defending the TNT Championship against Sammy Guevara at Battle of the Belts this weekend and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Chris Jericho makes his entrance and gets on the mic.
He talks up the history of debuting on TBS and says he hasn’t been on TBS since April 7, 1999 when he lost to Booker T on WCW Thunder. He says it’s great to be back after 2.0 hit him in the face with a chair six weeks ago and put him down. It took a while to get the cobwebs out of his head and he didn’t return to save Eddie Kingston, he came back to take it to those 2.0 dipshits.
Enter those 2.0 dipshits.
They welcome Jericho back and he calls them Terence and Philip. Matt Lee says he’s a real funny guy and says they gave him a little bit of a taste of a steel chair, how d’you like that? Chris says he didn’t like the taste but he can’t stop looking at Lee’s square head, it’s like a Post-It Note.
Jeff Parker says with all due respect, shut your mouth, and Jericho calls him a pinhead. They ask if he wants another taste and he goes and gets Floyd and offers to knock their heads off their shoulders. Daniel Garcia comes in, Jericho hits him with the bat and 2.0 jump Jericho!
Santana, Ortiz, and Eddie Kingston make the save and run 2.0 and their son off!
We get a recap of Jake Atlas debuting on Dark and finishing Serpentico off with Stonewall.
Adam Cole and reDRagon are backstsage for a promo. Adam Cole says they had a great time back together last week and he knows that Kyle O’Reilly didn’t mean to kick him in the face, it was an accident, but the Young Bucks making the save was no accident, and together they’re stronger than ever.
Cole calls Jake Atlas out and challenges him to a match on Rampage and offers him a one-way ticket back to Orlando to prove that he’s still the guy.
Antonio Zambrano vs. Wardlow
Shawn Spears hits a C4 on Zambrano before the bell and throws him in to Wardlow’s tender mercies! Mr. Mayhem scoops him up...
Wardlow wins by pinfall with the Powerbomb Symphony.
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get a recap of some Dark business involving Kris Statlander and Leyla Hirsch having a falling out.
Jade Cargill vs. Ruby Soho (AEW TBS Championship Tournament Finals)
Squaring up, Cargill shoves her aside, Soho shoves her back, low bridge sends her to the floor and Ruby follows with a shoulder block, a Penalty Kick off the apron, missile dropkick to the floor! Back inside, Jade putting boots to her, popping up to the top rope, diving double axehandle connects!
Soho with an arm drag out of the corner but Ruby’s arm is injured and she crashes to teh floor! Referee Aubrey Edwards checks on her, Mercedes Martinez comes down to run interference but Thunder Rosa makes the save and they brawl off up the aisle to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Soho laying charging kicks in, catching Cargill out of the corner, big knee, heel kick, enzuigiri, looking for the Saito suplex but Jade blocks with a side headlock! Shoving her into the corner, Cargill tweaks her knee, STO connects but she kicks out!
Leg kicks from Ruby, rolling solebutt, off the ropes, Jade catches her and hits a shoulderbreaker! Pump kick follows, cover for two! Fireman’s carry, Soho slips out, elbow connects, looking for the Saito again, Cargill with overhead elbows to block! Ruby pulls her back in, Saito suplex connects... NOPE!
“Smart” Mark Sterling is up on the apron to argue with referee Aubrey Edwards and he gets ejected from ringside! Chickenwings, revered into a victory roll, No Future connects... JADE KICKS OUT! Tears in her eyes, arm limp at her side, Ruby gets up to her feet and draws Cargill up.
Throwing her into the corner, Jade cuts her off with a boot, reversed to a victory roll for two! Sidestep the charge, forearms and chops with the good arm, putting her up top, Cargill with some right hands, Soho pops up for an arm drag, reversed, chickenwings applied...
Jade Cargill wins by pinfall with an avalanche Jaded to become the inaugural AEW TBS Champion.
Jim Ross has a sit-down interview with Serena Deeb.
She says she wanted to wrestle civilized matches, but Hikaru Shida kept getting fluke victories, so now it’s about hurting her and taking her spot on top of the women’s division. She’s not gonna whine, she takes what she wants, so she went into Tony Khan’s office and asked for another match against Shida.
She’s gonna take seventeen years of anger and frustration out on her ass!
Brian Pillman, Jr. vs. Malakai Black
Circling, collar and elbow, pushing Black into the ropes, clean break but he almost lands a Black Mass right after! Off the ropes, shoulder block, missile dropkick, big back elbow, moonsautl up and over, Pillman dumps him to the floor and hits a dropkick and mounted punches to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Black lands a kick, Pillman ducks another, schoolboy for two! Roundhouse kick connects, lifting Brian up with his foot, Pillman blocks, big right hand, whip across, duck a lariat, big back elbow and a lariat takes Malakai off his feet!
Boot up in the corner, Brian with a chop, Jackhammer... NOPE! Pillman goes to springboard in but trips up, Black is ready...
Malakai Black wins by pinfall with Black Mass.
Black lingers in the ring and Lucha Brothers make their entrance but the lights go down!
They come back up and Lucha Brothers are in the ring and Black is on the ramp!
Ruby Soho is about to interviewed when Team DMD rolls up.
She points out that Dr. Britt Baker, DMD has never beaten Riho, with our without goons, and she should go prepare for her match. Britt and company jump Ruby, Riho makes the save and we get a pull-apart brawl in the interview area!
Commentary hypes up Rampage and we get a promo from QT Marshall and Aaron Solo.
QT says HOOK was lazy training at the Nightmare Factory and Solo tells HOOK to stretch him if he can, survive if he lets you.
And so we go to break.
Jurassic Express (“Jungle Boy” Jack Perry & Luchasaurus) vs. Lucha Brothers (Penta el Zero M & Rey Fenix) (c) (AEW World Tag Team Championship)
Fenix and Perry to start, test of strength, Jungle Boy pops up into a Hurricanrana for two! Rey with chops, tag to Penta, double back suplex, and Jack falls back into a tag to Luchasaurus. Both teams squaring up in the ring, kicks take out the illegal men and Pentagon and the dinosaur man square up!
Cero Miedo, dino man eats overhand chops with aplomb, blocking one and knocking Penta down with one of his own! Match breaks down, kicks for everybody, Jungle Boy with knucklelocks on both brothers but a double arm drag is blocked with chops! Luchasauurs gets in on it, Jungle Boy and Fenix arm drag their respective opponents!
Double lariat from the big man, champions try and cut him off in the corner but he gets away and tags Perry in! Double whip, back body drop to the apron, slide under, shoulder thrust, enzuigiri, slingshot back in, off the ropes, headscissors arm drag takes out both brothers!
Sliding to the floor, Penta puts him on the apron and Fenix kicks him off it to send us to break!
Back from commercial, Perry gets away but Fenix blocks the tag! Into the ropes, Jack explodes with a lariat, tag to Penta, back suplex, land on his feet, roll through, hot tag to Luchasaurus! Lariats ensue, pump kick, double lariats take the champions out!
They work together with kicks to cut the big man off, wheelbarrow assisted splash for two! Boot in the corner, fireman’s carry, Perry off the top, flip piledriver on Fenix as Luchasaurus hits the Death Valley Driver... SO CLOSE! Penta slips out, kicks for both challengers, Fenix with a flip piledriver on Luchasaurus!
Penta hits the Here It Is Driver... NO GOOD! Underhooks... lights out?! Lights back up, Lucha Brothers trying to get on with it, Jungle Boy to the apron, Luchasaurus makes the save but a series of kicks knock him back to the floor! Underhooks, tornillo from Fenix takes the dino out, hanging butterfly DDT into the apron!
Back inside, the double team Fear Factor... JUNGLE BOY WILL NOT STAY DOWN! Alex Abrahantes clears the timekeeper’s table and drags it into position for his pals! Christian Cage chases him around the ring and to the back! Luchasaurus on the apron, kicks stagger him, a headbutt blocks, he goozles Fenix... CHOKESLAM OFF THE APRON AND THROUGH THE TABLE!
Penta and Perry jockeying for position, Killswitch blocked, Here It Is Driver blocked, victory roll pin... JUNGLE BOY DID IT!
Jurassic Express win by pinfall with a victory roll pin from “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry on Penta el Zero M to win the AEW World Tag Team Championship!
Christian Cage brings the title belts into the ring and celebrates with the new champs!
Recaps show us that Rey Fenix’s arm had a bad bad time on the table spot.
Private Party (with Matt Hardy), the Acclaimed, reDRagon, 2.0, FTR, and the Ass Boys (with Ass Dad) filter out onto the stage to issue visual challenges while Malakai Black and Chris Jericho watch from chairs with no obvious tag partners present.
That’s the show, folks.