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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (Nov. 30, 2022): Danielson vs. Harwood

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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 Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, Indiana. Advertised for tonight: MJF’s first promo as the new AEW world champion, the third match in the best-of-seven series between Death Triangle and The Elite for the trios titles, Bryan Danielson vs. Dax Harwood, Willow Nightingale vs. Anna Jay, Jade Cargill’s TBS title celebration, 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!


Everybody’s got a hunger, a hunger they can’t resist. There’s so much that you want, you deserve much more than this, but if dreams came true, oh, wouldn’t that be nice? But this ain’t no dream we’re living through tonight. Girl, you want it, you take it, and I’ll liveblog this here pro wrestling show, folks.

The show opens with the intro video.

Jon Moxley makes his entrance and gets on the mic.

He says he grew up about 90 miles from here and he used to wrestle in Indianapolis all the time when he was just getting started. This has been a crazy-ass ride and you never know what’s around the corner, but there are three certainties in this world— death, taxes, and Jon Moxley.

There is nobody that can outwork, outhustle, outwrestle, outfight, outbleed, or outsweat him. Today, nothing’s really changed and he’s at the top of the food chain. He does and says what he wants, and this ring belongs to him. You can bet your ass there’s not a man in that locker room or within a hundred miles that has the balls to come out here, look him in the eyes, and tell him any different.

Enter “Hangman” Adam Page.

Mox asks him if he’s sure he wants to do this after what happened last time, if he remembers what happened last— PAGE ATTACKS AND THEY BRAWL AROUND RINGSIDE! Referees and security swarm to pull them apart! The pull-apart continues over both men’s best efforts and they finally get them to leave through separate entrance tunnels.

“American Dragon” Bryan Danielson vs. Dax Harwood

Danielson in with a side headlock takeover, headscissors reversal, slipping out but Harwood gets around him and grabs a front chancery! Into the ropes, dirty break with a roundhouse kick but Dax ducks it! Off the ropes, drop down, slide under, armbar takedown reversed, Harwood steps through but Bryan gets the ropes for the break!

Dragon with an upkick on the break, Dax stomps the side of his head and Danielson takes a breather on the floor! Trading chops in the corner, Harwood hitting hard but Bryan hits harder! Chest kicks, whip reversed, backflip up and over, duck a lariat, O’Connro roll for two!

Dax with a springboard crossbody, only two! Chops in the corner, whip reversed, front kick, passing Harwood over the ropes and to the floor! American Dragon suicide dives him into the crowd! They brawl and we go to break!

Back from commercial, jockeying for position over a waistlock, Danielson with a back body drop, roll through, ducking and dodging, Harwood snaps off a piledriver... NOPE! Dax up top, diving headbutt... NOBODY HOME! La Casita for two, Harwood out to the floor and Bryan lands the diving knee strike!

Fighting up top, jockeying for position, Dragon slips under and crotches him! Elbows set up the back superplex, reversed to a crossbody, Bryan rolls through on the pin... SO CLOSE! Trading right hands, big lariats, both men to their knees and they straighten back up! More lariats, and both men are down and out!

Chest kick blocked, Dax stands up and snaps off a right hook! Slingshot powerbomb reversed into a Frankensteiner, rolled through into a sunset flip for two! Buzzsaw roundhouse kick, still he can’t keep Dax Harwood down! Trading kicks, German suplex, Danielson rolls through, Busaiku Knee countered... SLINGSHOT POWERBOMB FOR TWO!

Sharpshooter to follow it up, but Bryan gets the ropes to force the break! Sharpshooter attempt reversed, small package, rolling it over, neither man able to get more than a two count! Danielson rolls through, omoplata applied and the LeBell Lock is in! IT’S OVER!

“American Dragon” Bryan Danielson wins by submission with the LeBell Lock.

Post-match, Danielson applauds Harwood and offers a handshake. Dax fakes him out but swings right back around for a hug!

“Absolute” Ricky Starks is interviewed backstage.

He enters himself into the battle royal next week and makes a judgment call right now— he’s going to win, because he’s coming for everything Maxwell Jacob Friedman has. His title, his ring, his spot, everything he has, Starks is owed, and he’s going to prove it.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, we see Adam Page being escorted out of the arena when he runs into Jon Moxley and they resume their brawl!

Hangman throws Mox into a garage door and refuse to be pulled apart!

Renee Paquette interviews Blackpool Combat Club and the Jericho Appreciation Society.

Matt Menard taunts Claudio Castagnoli, saying he can be anything he wants when he’s forced to join the JAS, he can even start yodeling! Claudio says winning the title back means a lot and he gets distracted by Jake Hager pulling out a matching purple bucket hat and throwing it at him to offer him a chance to tag together again!

Castagnoli’s had enough of talking and he storms off while Wheeler YUTA bickers with the JAS lads. Daniel Garcia pitches a tag match, him and Hager against YUTA and Claudio, and Wheeler accepts as long as Garcia puts the Pure title on the line at Final Battle.

AR Fox vs. Samoa Joe (c) (AEW TNT Championship)

Joe into the corner with jabs, finishing with a brain chop, pulling Fox out of the corner and dropping him with an elbow! Enzuigiri sends Joe to the floor, off the ropes, tope con giro, nobody home but AR just rolls through and blasts Samoa with a pump kick when he turns around!

Back inside, clubbing forearms, Joe with a sweep of the leg and a senton and we go to break!

Back from commercial, trading strikes, Joe takes him down with a slam and gets a nearfall out of it! Fox crawling out of the way, struggling to his feet, bleeding from the mouth a little, AR up top, Samoa meets him with chops, jockeying for position, Fox hits a diving DDT!

Kick combo sets up a low Ace Crusher, AR up top, 450 splash... SO CLOSE! Fox goes up top, senton atomico but Joe simply walks out of the way! Off the ropes, an elbow sends AR flying, Samoa sets him up...

Samoa Joe wins by pinfall with the Muscle Buster, retaining the AEW TNT Championship.

Post-match, Joe gets on the mic.

He says he welcomes us to a new and glorious era, for he’s the One True King of Television.

Wardlow appears on the tron and says he hopes he’s enjoying playing the role, because he’s coming for what’s his, and this is Wardlow’s world.

A video package for “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs follows.

Taz breaks down HOOK’s use of Redrum to defend the FTW Championship against Lee Moriarty, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, William Regal makes his entrance.

He gets on the mic and introduces Maxwell Jacob Friedman.

They embrace as MJF gets to the ring and Friedman gets on the mic. He tells the crowd to keep their hillbilly mouths shut and says he’d like to explain how their unholy union came to be. Not too long ago, Mr. Regal sent him an email right after the Firm attacked, and he reads it.

Regal says he watched on as the Firm attacked Max, it’s become very clear he’s grown weak, and he sees all the potential in him to become the greatest villain of our time, and he’s happy to help reach his true potential, and instead of the Dynamite ring, he needs to grab the brass one.

Regal didn’t want him to just beat Moxley, but to leave him with an emotional scar so he’ll never forget the day he was outsmarted by MJF. As far as the Firm goes, eh, he kind of respects them. They saw weakness and attacked like sharks, and he’d have done the same thing.

And even if he did harbor some resentment, does he seem like the type to chase anyone down? That takes effort, and effort is for poors, and he’s above that. Speaking of things he’s above, he wants to talk about this belt. When he became champion, he promised himself that he’d change some things, out with the old, in with the new.

This belt is tacky and lacks class, and worse, it reminds him of all the men who have held it previously. And sure, they were all talented in their own right, but we can all agree that none of them are on his level, and that’s specifically why this version of the title is garbage.

He throws the belt out of the ring and asks Regal to unveil the new one, and it’s the same basic belt design, just the leather is printed with a vaguely Burberry plaid. He announces it as the Big Burberry Belt and calls it the most important world title in the sport, because he’s the man holding it.

No one deserves to be recognized as world champion except him, not fake tough guys like Eddie Kingston or Ricky Starks, and speaking of fake, the worst of the worst, the middest of the mid fake wrestlers, like Bryan Danielson. No offense, but compared to Friedman, Danielson can’t wrestle his way out of a paper bag.

MJF makes nice to Regal about how hard he tried to train the American Dragon, but William is stonefaced. Max says as long as he’s in this company, nobody else will know what it feels like to be on top, because he’s going to be a world champion for a very long time, all the way until the bidding war of 2024.

He’ll make more in one day than anyone in the crowd will make in their whole life, he just hopes the right Khan foots the bill, and he ain’t talking about Tony, he’s talking about his boy, jolly ol’ St. Nick, and his other boy, The Game, Trips.

And if he’s being completely transparent, he doesn’t even know a wrestling company wins the bidding war. He’s sick and tired of looking at grotesque professional wrestling fans on a weekly basis, so maybe Hollywood wins. But he’s not deaf, and he knows there’s an interesting amount of us who were happy for him to win the title.

And okay, sure! But he’s sure that excitement will turn to resentment, because fans are fickle, and soon we’ll be complaining about him never wrestling and being a coward, and he says great, because he knows we’ll keep tuning in every single week. He says he will defend the title rarely and wrestle rarely, because he’s a special attraction.

In order to see him defend the title, nine times out of ten we’ll have to reach into our pockets and buy a pay-per-view. He’s gonna have a world title reign that makes Hulk Hogan’s look short and sweet, make Bruno Sammartino roll in his shitty little grave.

Oh but he almost forgot, he wanted to say without the brass knuckles and without William Regal, none of this was possible, and they may not like it, but everybody in and around this business respects him, and he just wanted to say from the bottom of his heart...


Max paraphrases his email from years ago and says he only hires top tier talents, before leaving.

The ringside doctor checks on Regal and Bryan Danielson runs down to check on his mentor as he’s stretchered out and we go to break!

Back from commercial, we get a recap of MJF knocking William Regal out and a live shot of him being loaded into the ambulance while a worried Bryan Danielson looks on and rides out with him.

The Firm comes down before our next match begins and Stokely Hathaway has to send Matt Hardy to the back for being extra.

“All Ego” Ethan Page reminds him that they own his ass and he’s gonna help him win the battle royal next week. He’s calling his shot right now, after MJF whips Starks’ ass and defends his title successfully, he’s gonna whip Max’s ass and win the ring.

And that’s IF he makes it— DAIVARI BLINDSIDES STARKS!

Ari Daivari vs. “Absolute” Ricky Starks

Ricky blasts him out the gates and hooks him...

Ricky Starks wins by pinfall with Roshambo.

Tony Schiavone interviews Team DMD backstage.

Dr. Britt Baker, DMD brings up the sitdown interview with Saraya and Jamie Hayter demands a sitdown of her own with Schiavone next week.

Anna Jay vs. Willow Nightingale

Nightingale with an armbar, shot off, shoulder block, drop down, shoulder block and Willow flexes! Short-arm lariats follow, Jay blocks the third with a back elbow but Nightingale catches her with a back suplex! Off the ropes, crossbody for two! Anna sandwiches her in the corner with a kick, off the second with a blockbuster and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Nightingale running hot again, big boot turns the tide, whip across into a spinning spinebuster... NOPE! Anna gets her up, Gory Facebuster... NOT ENOUGH! Queenslayer reversed with a senton, roll through into a leg-trap pin, still Willow gets back up!

Lariat blocked, big falling lariat from Nightingale, gutwrench...

Willow Nightingale wins by pinfall with a Doctor Bomb.

Post-match, Ruby Soho returns and takes Tay Melo down and hammers her with punches! Fending off Anna Jay, shruging off an attack from Melo, going to the ramp with her and landing a huge headbutt! DESTINATION UNKNOWN ON THE RAMP!

QT Marshall talks to Orange Cassidy, mediated through Tony Schiavone.

He demands a title shot on Friday, and a Lumberjack Match at that. Orange agrees with ease and the match is set!

Jade Cargill makes her entrance, flanked by her Baddies, and gets on the mic for her celebration.

Excuse me, her “big ass” celebration, my mistake.

She wants to set the record straight— she made the Baddies and she decides who stays and who goes, and she got rid of the trash last week and she’s confused as to why the two who are left were hanging out with her over the weekend. She’s done playing games, and to stand next to her is a blessing, so either get in line or step.

She says the entire company eats off of her, and you can compare her to anybody in the back, nobody has her body, her face, her aura. She puts asses in seats and she wrestles for bad bitches. She’s real, she’s nothing but real, and she creates careers.

Speaking of careers, Lil Bow Wow is a total joke.

He appears on the tron and congratulates her on her little win and says it’s all very cute. Time is money and he’s done talking, so you’re gonna see him real, real soon.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Billy Gunn is interrogating the Acclaimed like he’s a drill sergeant.

Anthony Bowens proposes giving a tag title shot to the best tag team in AEW, and Daddy Ass asks how that’s possible. They suggest the second best team, and then they scissor.

Brawling in the ramp partway through Death Triangle’s entrance, the Elite beating them down... PAC EATS A KOTARO CRUSHER ON THE STAGE! They hold PAC down for a V-Trigger but he counters with a superkick! Stereo Ace Crushers from the Lucha Brothers and we go to break!

Death Triangle (PAC, Penta el Zero M, & Rey Fenix) vs. the Elite (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson, & Nick Jackson) (Best of Seven Series Match Three)

Back from commercial, the match still hasn’t begun as referee Rick Knox tries to restore order! Finally Omega throws Penta into the ring and we get a bell! Stereo powerbombs on PAC and Fenix, Kenny goes after Zero but he fights out of the clutch and becomes a whirlwind of offense! Quebradoras for everybody!

Matt Jackson takes Rick Knox out by accident and Alex Abrahantes passes Penta the hammer! Off the ropes, tope con giro takes the Elite out! Fenix argues with his brother over the hammer, Penta slugs him but Rey holds him back and eats a V-Trigger for his trouble! Kick to the gut, Fear Factory blocked, Superkick Party connects!

Dragon suplex from Kenny, Rick is back on his feet as a powerbomb connects and a V-Trigger follows... THE BASTARD BREAKS IT UP! Penta back body drops the Bucks and sidesteps Omega right into superkicks from him and his brother! Death Triangle up in the turnbuckles... TRIPLICATE DIVES!

Fear Factor connects... KENNY OMEGA KICKS OUT! Matt with the rolling northern lights suplexes, PAC blasts him with a boot and turns to face Kenny, nailing him with a pump kick! Climbing up in the turnbuckles with him, jockeying for position, the Bastard fires up and shrugs off forearm after forearm before landing a headbutt!


Back from commercial, Omega with a V-Trigger, PAC with a German suplex, Kenny follows it with a lariat and both men are down and out! Fenix and Nick going at it, inverted Tiger feint into a crescent kick, superkick, roundhouse kicks, la casadora into an Ace Crusher... FENIX KICKS OUT!

Looking for Indietaker, Fenix Frankensteiners out of it only to get caught in More Bang For Your Buck... PENTA BREAKS IT UP WITH A SUPERKICK! Nick dumps him to the floor, circling, looking for the BTE Trigger on Rey but PAC and Penta are both in with superkicks! Kenny in with right hands for both of them, German suplex, the Bastard lands on his feet, Fenix with a rolling thunder Ace Crusher!

Tag to Penta, tag to PAC, setting Matt up, double stomp Fear Factor, Fenix dives on Kenny and Nick, the Bastard up top, Brillo Penta, cover... NOPE! PAC with a charging uppercut, sheerdrop brainbuster... STILL NO! PAC back up top, Luchas holding the other two Elite back, Black Arrow... THE KNEES ARE UP! FOLDING PRESS! IT’S OVER!

The Elite win by pinfall with a folding press from Matt Jackson on PAC, taking the series to 1-2.

Post-match, Kenny Omega gets on the mic.

He says there was never gonna be a sweep as long as the Cleaner’s in town, and bids us all good bye and good night.

That’s the show, folks.

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