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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (Nov. 16, 2022): Full Gear go home

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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 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 from Total Mortgage Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut. It’s the last Dynamite before Saturday’s Full Gear PPV! We’ll get a preview of the 4way for Chris Jericho’s ROH World championship when Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli take on Jericho & Sammy Guevera, a World Title Eliminator semi-final between Ethan Page & Bandido, Death Triangle defending the Trios belts against Top Flight & AR Fox, interim Women’s champ Toni Storm in action against The Bunny, a grudge match between Swerve Strickland & Anthony Bowens, mic time for Jon Moxley, MJF, Saraya & Dr. Britt Baker, 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!


Oh my story is not the oldest of it’s kind. I was too touched to see you clearly, far too young to realize I had loved so dearly you, who’s world I had designed, but the sweet smoke came with mirrors, and now I have to liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with the intro video.

Commentary hypes up tonight’s show.

Le Sex Cuts (Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara) vs. Team Uppercut (“American Dragon” Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli)

Wild brawling to start, Danielson working Guevara over in the ring while Castagnoli and Jericho fight on the floor! Sammy bites away at the wound on Bryan’s forehead, Danielson stabilizes things with the Romero Special and tags Claudio in! Dropkick and a kip-up from Guevara, cocky little guy he is, and Castagnoli makes him pay with a delayed vertical!

One for Chris as well, off the ropes, big splash on both! Danielson back in with chops, smashing Sammy in the corner, Jericho in and now he’s throwing chops in the corner, Dragon isolated, double whip into double shoulder blocks and Le Sex Gods taunt! Jericho clocks Bryan with Floyd right in the eye and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Sex Gods with a double delayed vertical on Danielson! Bryan gets a head of steam going, Axe Bomber, back in the fight, tag to Claudio! Castagnoli a flurry of uppercuts, springboard uppercut gets him two! Looking for the Giant Swing, Sammy runs in, Walls of Jericho is on and Guevara dives on Danielson!

Claudio stretching, reaching, Sammy pulls the bottom rope away and Bryan makes him pay by smashing him into the post! Danielson off the top with a missile dropkick to break it up! Bryan and Sammy in the middle of the ring, forearms blocked with headbutts, rolling elbow rocks the Spanish God and here come the chest kicks!

Guevara targeting the eye, backbreaker rack, GTH reversed and Dragon takes him down for the LeBell Lock! Sammy gets the ropes, up top, biting Bryan... SPRINGBOARD ACE CRUSHER BUT CLAUDIO MAKES THE SAVE! SWISS DEATH TAKES GUEVARA OUT! Danielson and Jericho both go for crossbodies and end up down and out!

Dragon dives on Sammy, Claudio is ready, Chris has the bat but Castagnoli takes him down for the Giant Swing! Claudio has the bat and he puts Jericho in the Sharpshooter! It’s over!

Team Uppercut win by submission with a Sharpshooter from Claudio Castagnoli on Chris Jericho.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial we get a creepy black and white Darby Allin vignette about body bags and road tripping with Sting.

Sonjay Dutt, Jay Lethal, and Satnam Singh are chattering when Jeff Jarrett rolls in.

He says 24 years ago when he stepped into the ring with Sting the first time he dropped his catchphrase and now this’ll be his final showtime.

We get the premiere of the Acclaimed’s new music video, featuring Captain Insano!

Billy Gunn blindsides Strickland during his entrance!

Anthony Bowens vs. Shane “Swerve” Strickland

Lucha libre early, back and forth but Strickland gets an advantage through kicks and takes things to the floor and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Bowens is finally started to carve a space out, sidestep into an enzuigiri, whip reversed, back elbow staying in it! Forearms send Shane reeling, off the ropes, shoulder block! Charging into the corner with elbows, Olympic Slam connects... NOPE!

Swerve with a kick for two, hammerlock, wristlock, bending the arm back... AND BREAKING THE SHOULDER! Strickland off the top... ANTHONY BOWENS KICKS OUT OF THE SWERE STOMP! JML DRIVER DOES IT!

Shane Strickland wins by pinfall with the JML Driver.

We get a video package for Nyla Rose vs. Jade Cargill.

Tony Schiavone introduces Samoa Joe for an interview in the ring.

Joe says it’s a pleasure and an honor to share a ring with him and he reminds him of an old colleague named Paul but he hopes their interactions go better. Joe says what he did to Wardlow wasn’t shocking, because he kept running his mouth and failed to recognize the most dangerous man in the room and paid the ultimate price.

Enter “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs.

He says he’s been the one kicking Wardlow’s ass for the past several weeks so he’s gonna go kick Joe’s ass. Samoa tells him to come in and catch one but Hobbs turns around when Wardlow’s music hits! Mr. Mayhem slides in the ring behind Joe and beats him down!

Powerhouse gets in the ring to cut him off, the roster runs down to break the fight up! With a little nod from the Dark Order, Wardlow ends up standing tall and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Dr. Britt Baker, DMD cuts a promo on Saraya, calling out her growth from nervous to face of the company.

She says as a leader, you take all the blame and everyone else gets the credit, and in three years se became her own damn role model. She talks about keeping the fire burning in Daily’s Place at the worst of the pandemic and says she respects Saraya, but this business owes her nothing and she’s not gonna stand there and belittle Baker’s accomplishments because she’s stuck in the past.

Britt says she’s the heart, soul, and pulse of AEW, and if Saraya thinks she’s above that, she can get out.

AR Fox & Top Flight (Dante & Darius Martin) vs. Death Triangle (PAC, Penta el Zero M, & Rey Fenix) (c) (AEW World Trios Championship)

Fenix and Darius to start, feeling out, test of strength sets up a lucha arm drag but Darius is wise to it! Mat slam, slingshot into a victory roll, dumping Rey to the floor, up and over, standing switch, leg pick, roll through, back roll, big wheelbarrow arm drag, duck the crescent kick, Fenix ducking and dodging, stalemate!

Tags made, Penta and Dante face off, Cero Miedo, shove into the ropes, backflip over, duck a lariat, backflip dropkick, stalemate! Springboard up and over, back roll, tornado DDT, dropkick and Zero M falls to the floor! Tags to Fox and PAC, jawing at each other, leg pick, roll over, leg pick, roll over, AR taunts him!

Side headlock, shot off, shoulder block, drop down, leapfrog, back roll, leapfrog, roll over, rolling solebutt connects! Fox off the ropes, Matrix evasion into an enzuigiri! Charging elbow, roll through into an Ace Crusher and the Bastard goes to the floor! Fox with the kickflip moonsault, back inside, off the top, senton atomico... PENTA BREAKS IT UP WITH A KICK!

The match breaks down, bodies flying, babyfaces with a triple-team Ace Crusher on PAC! Off the ropes, Death Triangle cut them off with kicks, triple dropkick on Fox! Superkicks send Top Flight flying, splashes... FOX KICKS OUT AND WE GO TO BREAK!

Back from commercial, Darius legal with PAC, Penalty Kick connects! Drawing him up, straight suplex, cover... NOPE! Top Flight in there with the Bastard and Fenix, getting the advantage, tag to Fox, dives from the Martin brothers, the Whole Foxin’ Show with an imploding springboard senton atomico!

LO MEIN PAIN TO FENIX, 450 SPLASH... PAC AND PENTA BREAK IT UP! They beat the Martins up, Fenix with a crescent kick on AR, Penta legal, kick to the ribs, Fear Factor setup.. FENIX OFF THE TOP! Rey dives on Top Flight, tag to PAC, off the top...

Death Triangle win by pinfall with Black Arrow from PAC on AR Fox to retain the AEW World Trios Championship.

Post-match, PAC gets on the mic and says Death Triangle aren’t stupid, they’ve seen the videos and they’ve heard the rumors, and if certain individuals in the company think they can make their triumphant return this Saturday at Full Gear, just mosey in and best the Death Triangle, well that’s ridiculous.

They are Death Triangle, and if you want some on Saturday, bring the heat, because they run from nobody. Penta adds that they have cero miedo.

We get a video of a ticking clock and a match graphic appears with the challengers blank. The Elite fade in as challengers! It’s official!

PAC gets back on the mic and says the Elite may think they’re coming for them, but Death Triangle have been waiting for them.

Ricky Starks cuts a promo about how he’s gonna beat Lance Archer on Friday.

“All Ego” Ethan Page gets on the mic during his entrance and says he’s gonna walk through Bandido and then become #1 contender and he doesn’t care who’s champ, at Winter’s Coming he’ll be the next AEW World Champion.

Bandido vs. “All Ego” Ethan Page (AEW World Championship #1 Contender’s Tournament Semifinals)

Circling, collar and elbow, Page with a hammerlock into a headlock, reversed, back elbows and Ethan’s back in the headlock. Bandido with a wristlock, reversed, roll through, kip-up, finger guns and All Ego kicks him in the gut! Off the ropes, drop down, pass aside, duck a lariat, handspring, sidestep, Bandido with a tijeras!

Corner uppercut, delayed vertical blocked with elbows, Bandido with a deadlift suplex! Stokely Hathaway runs interference, Page blindsides him and beats him down and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Bandido working Page over in the corner with kicks, baseball slide to the floor, knee off the apron! Perching on the post... ORIHARA MOONSAULT OFF THE POST! Back in the ring, tornillo... ALL EGO KICKS OUT! 21plex scouted, RKEGO only gets two! Back suplex lift into the turnbuckles, Ethan gets under him... EGO’S EDGE COUNTERED WITH A FRANKENSTEINER!

Bandido with a military press slam, headed up top, frog splash... NOT ENOUGH! Back up top, All Ego scoops him up... BODY SLAM OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLES! BATTERING RAM SHOULDER BLOCK! Crucifix lift...

“All Ego” Ethan Page wins by pinfall with Ego’s Edge.

We get a video package for Jungle Boy vs. Luchasaurus.

We get footage from earlier today of Renee Paquette interviewing Saraya.

Saraya says she feels fantastic and she never thought she’d wrestle again, but she’s sick of talking and she’ll see Britt Baker on Saturday, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a video package for Eddie Kingston and Ortiz’s match against Jun Akiyama and Konosuke Takeshita where Eddie emphasizes how important this match is to him.

Anna Jay vs. Toni Storm

Jay posing and taunting, refusing to lock up, so Storm grabs a side headlock on her and takes her down. Monkey flip, catching Toni in the corner, landing a kick and sending us to break.

Back from commercial, trading forearms, whip reversed, duck a lariat, Lou Thesz Press from the champion and she rains punches down! Clubbing blows, hair pull, off the ropes, big lariat, fisherman suplex into the bridge... NOPE! Jay running to the apron and a hip attack sends her crashing to the floor!

Anna with a side kick and a Gory Facebuster... STILL NO! Block the Queenslayer, shotgun dropkick, running hip attack in the corner and Toni’s got the cloverleaf in the middle of the ring!

Toni Storm wins by submission with the cloverleaf.

Post-match, Jamie Hayter comes to the ring, Team DMD behind her.

She slides in and tells Storm she wants to talk, gesturing at the belt. Toni just holds it up and walks into her, getting a shove from Hayter.

Commentary hypes up the Full Gear card and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Jon Moxley makes his entrance through the crowd and gets in the ring and on the mic.

He introduces himself and says they say the championship doesn’t make the man, the man makes the championship, so who is Jon Moxley? He’s the best professional wrestler on planet earth, the baddest son of a bitch in the game, he talks shit and backs it up. He’s traveled far and wide for the biggest challenges, taken on all comers, and defined the AEW World Championship.

He’s sick in the head, addicted to the adrenaline and the pain and the hurt, he loves it! He literally doesn’t care, that’s who Jon Moxley is. Last week he asked the question as to who Maxwell Jacob Friedman is, and being the world champion he scouts his opponents and does his research.

He found out a few things— MJF’s actually a really good singer, he has exactly one win in the ring in the last six months, he took a summer vacation, came back with a Halloween mask and got handed a poker chip in the worst ending to a ladder match he’s ever seen, and now he’s got a world title match out of it?

So forgive him if he’s not exactly shaking in his boots. We see the Max he wants us to see, perfectly curated speeches and handpicked opponents, but he sees insecurity, fear that he won’t live up to the hype, a little boy playing wrestler. But you’re gonna see something special on Sunday, the world champion doing what he does best.

MJF isn’t challenging him, he’s challenging Friedman to show him some guts, show him why everyone thinks he’s the future of this industry.

Enter Stokely Hathaway.

Lee Moriarty rushes the ring and Jon sends him packing but the rest of the Firm arrives and beats him and William Regal down!

Enter Maxwell Jacob Friedman!

He lays the Ass Boys out on the ramp, lariat to Lee Moriarty at the base of it, low blow to W. Morrissey and he sidesteps, leading Ethan Page to kick W. out of the ring! Max sends All Ego packing with a low blow and punches and tells Stoke to get out of Connecticut before he takes his boot and shoves it firmly up his ass.

MJF starts riffing on the Pipe Bomb with a “Jon while you lay there hopefully in pain” type line and says he made the save so he can beat his ass clean on Saturday. He started to be the best wrestler in the world and he knows Mox is a double-tough son of a bitch, but he’s not the same kid that he wrestled before.

He can dump him on his head, make him bleed buckets, snap every ligament in his body, but he won’t stop because he needs that belt more than water, food, or oxygen, because he knows he’s the best wrestler on god’s green earth and goddamnit it’s his time! He heard Jon last week when he said he wasn’t the devil, and he reminds him that the greatest trick the devil pulled is convincing the world he doesn’t exist, so at Full Gear he’s gonna show him.

Mox takes the mic before MJF can finish his catchphrase and says he never really saw what the big deal is, but at Full Gear they’re gonna find out, and if he can’t find it in his guts, Jon will reach in and pull it out of him, because that’s his job. On Saturday, the training wheels come off.

Moxley brushes past him on his way out to make a point.

That’s the show, folks.

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