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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (Oct. 18, 2022): Four title matches

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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 TBS.

Check out our Wednesday Tuesday 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 episode comes our way on a Tuesday, and from Heritage Bank Center in Cincinnati! It’s a loaded card (which may be because of the whole Tuesday thing) with hometown guy Jon Moxley defending his AEW World championship against Hangman Page, Chris Jericho defending his ROH World title against Dalton Castle, Toni Storm defending er interim Women’s title against Hikaru Shida, and Orange Cassidy trying to snatch PAC’s second belt in two weeks when Death Triangle defends the Trios championship against Best Friends. Phew! Plus, Renee Paquette sits down with her old pal Bryan Danielson & his little buddy Wheeler Yuta, MJF gets some talking time, Tony Schiavone chats with his old chum William Regal, 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!


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The show opens with the intro video.

Best Friends (Chuck Taylor, Orange Cassidy, & Trent Beretta) vs. Death Triangle (PAC, Penta el Zero M, & Rey Fenix) (c) (AEW World Trios Championship)

Freewheeling early on, tags aplenty on both sides, and eventually a monkey flip puts Beretta into Taylor and Fenix follows it up with a senton atomico for two! Action to the floor, Death Triangle with dives in triplicate! PAC working Cassidy over, triplicate kicks, and we go to break with the champions in control.

Back from commercial, Death Triangle still in control, big bridging German suplex from PAC... BEST FRIENDS BREAK IT UP! Trent and Penta brawling on the floor, Fenix and Chuck, Taylor throws him hard into the post! The Bastard off the top, nobody home, caught by Beretta and Taylor, Sole Food into the half nelson suplex!

Zero in, stump piledriver, another, nearfall but PAC is a house afire breaking it up! The Bastard and Orange trading desperate strikes, tags made, Penta takes Trent out with a kick but he’s got the wherewithal... STRONG ZERO BUT REY BREAKS IT UP! Double Ace Crusher from Fenix, he tags in, springboard, Beretta under, Tiger feint into a roundhouse kick!

Fireman’s carry... FENIX DRIVER! IT’S OVER!

Death Triangle win by pinfall with the Fenix Driver from Rey Fenix on Trent Beretta to retain the AEW World Trios Championship.

We get a video package for the world title match of Jon Moxley talking about what it means to come back to his hometown as champion and Hangman Page about what the match means for him, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Team DMD are interviewed.

Dr. Britt Baker, DMD says she’s disgusted that neither she nor Jamie Hayter are the interim champion, and Jamie says by the end of the year, one of them will be. Britt says to drop the interim and Hayter says Toni Time is over.

Hikaru Shida vs. Toni Storm (c) (Interim AEW Women’s World Championship)

Collar and elbow, Shida backing her into the corner, clean break! Back and forth, whip across, big dropkick and Hikaru is in control! Up on the apron, Storm takes her out with a boot and a hip attack and the tide turns easy as you like as we go to break!

Back from commercial, Shida returns to control with a jumping knee, mounted punches in the corner, trading forearms, jockeying for position in the turnbuckles and Hikaru lands a Meteora that sets up a short piledriver... NOPE! Falcon Arrow blocked, waistlock, standing switch, shove her off, springboard, duck the kick, short German suplex from the champion!

Running hip attack, Falcon Arrow connects... STILL NO! Block Katana with an elbow, sunset flip, reverse, victory roll can’t keep Toni down! German suplex into bridge... SO CLOSE! Back elbows, off the ropes, met with an elbow, Storm with a huge tornado DDT! Piledriver clutch...

Toni Storm wins by pinfall with Storm Zero to retain the interim AEW Women’s World Championship.

Post-match, Jamie Hayter and Rebel attack Toni Storm! After a delay, Dr. Britt Baker, DMD takes her time to make her entrance and join the fight—


We get a video package about the Kingdom’s debut on Rampage and WarJoe wanting to teach them a lesson.

Renee Paquette interviews FTR backstage.

Dax Harwood talks about their tag titles and how all these titles paint a lot of targets on their back, but ultimately they want the AEW tag titles. They have to win them or Cash Wheeler won’t be able to live with himself.

Swerve in Our Glory roll up with snacks and Shane Strickland berates FTR for prioritizing other companies after months of being contenders. Lee blows up on him and says for once he agrees and they deserve a shot at reclaiming their titles. FTR challenge them to a #1 contender’s match next week and Keith accepts!

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Jay Lethal and Darby Allin are face-to-face.

Alex Marvez reminds them they have a no-contact clause and Jay says he just wants a rematch, and Allin says he’ll give him rematch after rematch and he’ll beat him again and again. Sonjay Dutt says they know his weakness and Darby looks like a trash panda. Allin shoos Marvez off and shoves them, which gets him a predictable beatdown.

The heels throw him into a partially open garage door and and then close it on his ribs, putting boots to him! Figure four leglock under the door!

William Regal is interviewed in the ring about Blackpool Combat Club’s title matches.

Maxwell Jacob Friedman interrupts before he can get more than about three words out.

Regal gets his brass knuckles out but MJF tells him he can put them away, he’s just here to talk. He wants to tell a story and William is going to listen to it no matter how long it is, because he owes him that. Friedman asks Cincinatti to bear with him and begins.

He says he was nineteen and training and he got pulled aside by his trainers, Pat Buck and Brian Myers, and they said congrats your hard work paid off, and he got some WWE extra work. It may not sound like much, but it was an opportunity and he packed his gear and his best suit and drove off to it.

He and the other extras lined up and William Regal told them they were going to have pre-show tryout matches. They were set against a random opponent, MJF was set to go second, and the onlookers were as follows: Arn Anderson, Dean Malenko, Adam Pearce, and William Regal.

The first match locked up and then Dean rang the bell and told them to get out. Max was shaking like a leaf, he knew he wasn’t fighting for a contract, he was fighting for his life, because professional wrestling is his life. When the match was over and he was soaking wet, victorious, and the coaches looked at him like he had eight heads.

Regal lead him into a room and told him he had three minutes to sell himself and boy, did he! By the time he was done talking, William’s jaw was on the floor and then he’ll never forget what Regal said. “Kid, I’m gonna get you a job today.” And then he realized he’d never be looked at as a five foot nothin’ ADD-riddled Jew boy, he was gonna be a WWE Superstar!

And then Regal asked how old he is, Friedman said 19, and William told him “sorry, you’re too young!” But he gave him hope and said if he puts his name on somebody they get signed, and he named Claudio Castagnoli, Bryan Danielson, and Jon Moxley. When you become of age, I’ll personally put my name on you, but until then I want you to work your ass off and send me a match and a promo every month.

So MJF went home and busted ass. Regal replied for the first two months and then month three he sends Max a promo that he’s read every single day since, and he’s going to read it live. It’s a letter where Regal told him to stop sending videos of his acting skills and unfortunately the game has changed and WWE only hires top class athletes, and when you’re one of them, maybe send your stuff.

That’s the email he sent to a child with a dream, and he squandered it! Max gets choked up talking about how he wanted to quit wrestling and quit his life, he wanted to kill himself. And then he realized that if he did, Regal and all the naysayers would win, and he couldn’t have that.

Now here they are and the tables have turned. It’s 2022 and Regal is just a sad, withered old man who got fired, and now he’s snuck into his company like a fleabitten rat, sucking onto talents far better than he ever was like a succubus, and MJF is 26 and a generational talent who his former employers would be willing to kill for in the bidding war of 2024.

He wants Regal to look at him nice and good, and he reads that email every day whenever he needs a good, hearty laugh, because that’s what he’s become, nothing more than a joke. Whereas Max is about to become the AEW Champion of the World, because his name is Maxwell Jacob Friedman, and he’s better than you, and you know it.

William Regal responds, saying he had to fight grown men at 16 to break into this industry, he saw exactly what he saw then now, he sees somebody who he knows is gonna be a big big star and he wanted to light a fire under him and we live in a world where you can’t be a teenager getting smashed by huge men.

If a bloody email is what it took to get MJF here and he held onto that for seven years, he’s had it easy, sunshine. And that’s exactly it, he’s had it easy— they spent several times together that MJF needs to practice promos, talk every time he brushes his teeth so that when you pick up a microphone people listen.

He sees what an incredible talent he is, and before Friedman was born, he was insulting Mr. Schiavone and beating people up, but he’d never put a hand on Tony because he’s a decent villain and he knows Schiavone isn’t part of the game. He knew Max had it in him, but he’s let him down because he’s taken shortcuts.

He hasn’t proven anything yet, just because he’s getting paid lots of money that doesn’t prove anything. He pays people money and uses the ring because he needs them, and Regal uses the knux just because he likes them. Max wants to be the devil? Do it right, beat everybody that stands in front of you, take whatever liberties you want, but if you want to be the devil, show the world.

Regal turns around and asks if Max is just going to take another shortcut so he can whine and cry. Friedman puts the Dynamite Diamond Ring on, Regal stretches his arms out, Christlike, and turns around with a sad nod of the head, telling MJF he still has a lot to prove.

We get a video package for tonight’s Ring of Honor World Championship match.

The Acclaimed are interviewed and talk about Mark Sterling trademarking scissoring out from under them and talk up their title vs. trademark match on Friday to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Renee Paquette interviews “American Dragon” Bryan Danielson and Wheeler YUTA.

Danielson says he has high hopes for Daniel Garcia not so much being the next American Dragon but he can be the next great technical wrestler. YUTA is holding back and says he and Claudio saw Garcia coming a mile away and he was clearly just using Danielson to get what he and Chris Jericho want, and he thought when he bled for BCC, that meant something.

It means something to Mox, and it means something to Claudio, but he shouldn’t have met his hero, because it clearly doesn’t mean anything to Danielson, and he storms off.

Chris Jericho (c) vs. Dalton Castle (ROH World Championship)

Circling, Castle roots around in his tights and offers the bird rather than the Code of Honor! Chops in the ropes, whip across, shoulder block, big hip toss! A series of suplexes, keeping the champion off balance, big tossing Karelin lift... only two! And so we go to break...

Back from commercial, Castle with a whip across, Jericho sidesteps a knee and Dalton crashes to the floor where his Boys fan him! Catching Chris up in the corner, big running knee and Jericho hits the floor! Back inside, suicide dive connects, whip reversed, Tiger feint Frankensteiner from the challenger!

Jake Hager and his bucket hat try to run in but he gets overwhelmed by Boys! Hager failing to get out of the Boy Zone, they steal his hat and he hulks up about it! Jake destroys the Boys and screams at the camera about how he likes the hat! Schoolboy for two, double leg, locking the Julie Newmar in!

Y2J struggling, but he reverses it to the Walls of Jericho! Castle gets the ropes! Dalton with a lariat for two, off the ropes, double chop from the champ, counter the Lionsault into a German suplex... SO CLOSE! Codebreaker reversed... BANGARANG CONNECTS BUT JERICHO KICKS OUT!

Trading punches, Jericho catches him...

Chris Jericho wins by pinfall with the Judas Effect to retain the ROH World Championship.

Post-match, Jericho cuts a promo with the Jericho Appreciation Society on the stage.

He said he was gonna desecrate the legacy of Ring of Honor and he is. ROH champions? Out. ROH announcers? Done. Even ROH commentators... 2.0 GRAB IAN RICCABONI BUT JERRY LYNN RUNS DOWN AND TAKES THE TITLE FROM JERICHO! Chris kicks him... TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER ON THE ROH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!

We get a video package with Christian Cage talking trash at Jungle Boy.

Commentary hypes up our upcoming cards and we go to break.

Back from commercial, the Baddies are looking for Nyla Rose and shrug off an interview from Renee Paquette.

They walk up to Jade Cargill and Renee follows along and Cargill says she’s going to demand her belt back on Friday night, and tells Tony Khan that if he doesn’t make sure she shows, she’ll hijack the show!

Hangman attacks Moxley during his entrance and brawls with him out on the floor! Straight suplex, Page with a moonsault off the balcony and we go to break!

“Hangman” Adam Page vs. Jon Moxley (c) (AEW World Championship)

Back from commercial, match is now active, Page punching an open wound on Jon’s head and they return to the ring, straight suplex gets a casual two-count and Adam follows it up with boots. Mox to his feet in the corner, shrugging off chops, firing up, stomping his feet in the corner and asking for more!

Turning Hangman around, chops and punches, whip reversed! Fallaway slam, kip-up, Moxley’s blood all over Adam’s arm and he pops up and hits an Ace Crusher for some breathing room! Corner lariat into mounted punches, biting Page’s forehead! Clawing Hangman’s back, superplex connects!

Wrists clutched, stomping Hangman’s head in, looking for a cross armbar but Page keeps his hands clasped to block! Jon breaks his grip but Adam scrambles and gets a foot on the ropes and we go to break!

Back from commercial, jockeying for position in the turnbuckles... AVALANCHE FALLAWAY SLAM CAN’T KEEP JON MOXLEY DOWN! Page follows it with a rolling elbow, Mox gets a German suplex, Adam to his feet, discus lariat! Big falling lariat from Jon and both men are down and out!

Referee Paul Turner checks on Hangman Page and calls in the ringside doctor. Hangman isn’t moving... Turner calls it.

Jon Moxley wins by referee stoppage to retain the AEW World Championship.

William Regal comes to the ring to congratulate Mox.

Commentary hypes Rampage and next week’s Dynamite at some length.

Commentary tosses to the ring like Mox is gonna cut a promo but Turner raises Jon Moxley’s hand and we cut back.

NOW we get a promo and Jon says he hopes Hangman heals up but this is a dangerous game and you have to put it all on the line every time and since he’s on live television and he’s out here and he’s got a lot of energy and he heard somebody talking a lot of shit and they’ve still got some TV time, so if MJF wants to prove just who he says he is he can get his little suburban ass down here right now.

MJF storms to the ring with referee Bryce Remsburg and his chip!

Regal gets in his face but Max gets in the ring in street clothes and takes his shirt off! Moxley flips the double birds... but MJF bails and leaves the chip with Regal and sprints to the commentary desk for a microphone!

He says you wanna talk about cutting corners and being a man, these people know he’s a man and here’s how it’s gonna happen— he’s gonna cash that chip in, but he doesn’t want Moxley at 50%, he wants him at 110%, no excuses, so that when he beats him clean in the middle of that ring there’s no question that he’s better than him and he knows it!

HE’S CASHING IN AT FULL GEAR! And for the first time in his miserable life, he’s gonna earn it!

Mox tells him he’s gonna earn the heel of his boot in his mouth, his teeth rolling around and going down his throat, his fist directly up his ass, his esophagus and larynx squeezed until his head turns purple and pops off like a Pez dispenser. He’s earned a date with destiny, with the best wrestler in the world, with the AEW World Champion, and he’s gonna make an example of him to prove that getting in the ring with him is dangerous as all hell.

That’s the show, folks.

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