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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 comes our way from Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Tony Khan has a HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT that we think involves who will face Isiah Kassidy in a Face of the Revolution ladder match qualifier, Hangman Page defends his World title in a Texas Deathmatch against Lance Archer, the Inner Circle holds a team meeting on their future, MJF addresses his big win over CM Punk, ... 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 FEB. 9
I see you standin’, standin’ on your own. It’s such a lonely place for you, for you to be. If you need a shoulder or if you need a friend, I’ll be here liveblogging this pro wrestling show for you, folks.
The show opens with the intro video.
Wardlow makes his entrance unceremoniously without music and carrying some cardboard cutouts, one of Maxwell Jacob Friedman sitting crosslegged holding court, and one of MJF choking Punk out in a sleeper hold.
FTR and Tully Blanchard make their entrance, holding flutes of champagne and toasting on the stage, with Dax Harwood carrying a spare. Shawn Spears comes down next, drinking straight out of the bottle. Last but not least, MJF makes his entrance, carried on a litter with harem girls holding the ropes for him, and it must be said that all of these Pinnacle entrances came with Justin Roberts dispassionately reading over-the-top intros.
The Pinnacle have a little huddle and Max calls for his music to be cut. before admonishing the crowd to settle down at length. He says he made it crystal clear last week that he’s the best wrestler on the planet. Not Kenny Omega, not Bryan Danielson, not Adam Cole, not Hangman, MJF is the best in the world.
Scratch that, he just beat CM Punk twice in Chicago, he’s better than the best in the world! But last week was bittersweet for him, he can’t lie, because as he was lying on top of Punk after beating him, a lot of emotion came over him, and at that moment he realized he beat somebody he grew up watching on TV.
So he leaned over and whispered two heartwarming words into CM’s ear, “you suck.” But in all seriousness, if anyone deserves thanks, it’s the man responsible for his win, Shawn Spears. Wardlow is put out by the lack of recognition and Spears says he got MJF a gift, and points to the tron.
A “Better than the best in the world” graphic comes up on the screen and Shawn says that’s a shirt you can go buy right now! MJF says he’s proved he’s better than Bret in Canada, Piper in Portland, or CM Punk in Chicago, so it’s time for him to become the AEW World Champion.
Enter CM Punk, with no music.
He calls Tony Schiavone to the stage and gets on the mic. He says he’s watching the monitor in the back and hears MJF crowing about his win but his win’s about as good as his spray tan, and he doesn’t like to ask for help but he’s got some friends with him today. He gestures to the tunnel and Darby Allin and Sting come down, carrying baseball bats and one extra for Punk.
CM says he’s either getting what he wants or beating it out of MJF, and that’s his rematch. Friedman sputters and Punk says he actually wants a match against Wardlow, and accuses the rest of the Pinnacle as being unable to win without him. He gives Wardlow a chance to break away and leave them.
Max insists he won all by himself and everyone knows it, and Punk asks Wardlow if he’s hearing this. MJF says Wardlow isn’t here because he’s under contract to him, but because they’re best friends, and Dax Harwood strips halfway out of his suit to challenge for a rematch himself.
Punk confers with Sting and Darby and says he wants a rematch of the trios match against MJF and FTR, but Max says there’s no way he’s wrestling in Atlantic City. But that gives him an idea, let’s roll the dice a little— if Punk can beat FTR with any tag partner of his choosing, he’ll get his rematch any time any where.
But here’s the deal, it can’t be Darby or Sting, and Friedman wishes him luck finding somebody in the back who doesn’t hate him.
The gauntlet thrown, Max tells Wardlow he has a match later and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Tony Schiavone is backstage with Sting and Darby Allin for their long-awaited meeting with Andrade el Idolo.
Andrade says he hunted down his boss and everybody knows Darby is for real, but Sting says he’s no kid and if he has a problem with him he can speak directly, and Allin will never work for him. Darby says he’s just gunning to get the TNT Championship back, and Andrade says he WILL work for him, and he’s going to be the next TNT Champion.
The Blade vs. Wardlow
Blade chop blocks Wardlow out the gates and puts boots to him! Kicking the knee to keep him off balance, right hands, off the ropes and Wardlow nails him with a lariat! Mr. Mayhem follows it up with a belly-to-belly suplex, another one, action to the floor and Wardlow puts him into the post to send us to break!
Back from commercial, Blade laying chops in, Wardlow cuts him off with shoulder thrusts and uppercuts in the corner but runs into a knee when he tries to back off for a big move! Catching a kick in the corner, Mr. Mayhem powerbombs him in the middle of the ring!
Another powerbomb, a third, rolling him through, a fourth...
Wardlow wins by pinfall with the Powerbomb Symphony.
Post-match, Spears wallops Blade with the chair!
Penta el Zero M gets a video package where he drives up to a graveyard and says cryptic stuff about the mist penetrating his soul and Malakai Black should be ready to face the consequences, and it’s time for Penta to rise. A shovel digs up a red mask.
Chris Jericho, Jake Hager, and Sammy Guevara make their entrance for the Inner Circle group meeting.
Jericho gets on the mic and says he knows he said the whole Inner Circle was gonna be out here tonight but they haven’t seen Santana or Ortiz all day, and he doesn’t know—
Enter Ortiz and Santana, neither man wearing their Inner Circle vests.
Jericho says he needs to know, something was off two weeks ago when they refused to tag him in, he was embarrassed and demeaned and they robbed the fans of the chance to see Chris Jericho wrestle. Santana tells him he’s been struggling to see the cup half full, and sometimes you have to see things for what they are and call a spade a spade.
Chris Jericho only cares about one person, Chris Jericho. Any little fight they’ve had, any change in focus, has always been for the betterment of Y2J. Any time they’ve had just a little bit of spotlight, any chance to win the tag titles, what happens? It gets shoved down and thrown to the side so they can come to Jericho’s rescue.
Is he wrong?
He’s not done, he says it’s funny they’re out here because they came here to tell the days of them playing second fiddle are over and done with. Don’t raise that mic, he’s not finished, at the end of the day, it’s always Jericho that stood in their way, made sure they didn’t have a bigger spotlight, but the fans kept them going.
He’ll tell them all, look Ortiz in the face, because if it wasn’t for him, he’d have dropped Jericho’s ass a long time ago. Now, Jericho can speak. Chris says Santana reminds him of Eddy Guerrero, getting all hyped up and trying to blame everyone around him.
What has Eddie Kingston ever done for them in AEW? What kind of stroke does Eddie Kingston have in AEW? Zero. Jericho says HE’S the influencer in AEW, they’ve gotten main events and payoffs and they still want to blame their shortcomings on him? They’ve had the chance to become tag champs and they lost to the Young Bucks.
That had nothing to do with him and yet they want to put all their problems on him? He brought them into the Inner Circle and he can kick them out. As a matter of fact, he has to ask himself if maybe he invited the wrong two members of LAX to join the Inner Circle way back when.
He asks Jake if he’s got Homicide and Hernandez’s number and Santana rushes him! Sammy Guevara gets in the way and begs them to stop, saying they’re a family, and Jericho snaps on him, telling him to shut up. Sammy collects himself and says they’re a family and he stands by that, but one of his goals is to be the greatest champion wrestling has ever seen, and this bickering isn’t helping that.
He takes his vest off and says he’s quit the group before, and unless they can figure this shit out, he’s gonna quit again. Ortiz says they’ve forced Sammy out and what’s next? And Jericho’s wrong about Eddie Kingston, they’re brothers in arms, and all this bickering isn’t going to settle anything.
Where they come from, they settle things with fists, and next week he wants Santana and Ortiz vs. Jericho and Hager to settle it once and for all. Y2J says he didn’t want this to come to this, but if they want a fight, they’ve got one, and maybe once they get slapped around maybe their attitudes will change.
Santana looks directly into the camera and laughs about it.
Tony Schiavone interviews Roppongi Vice about their match against the Young Bucks.
Rocky Romero says he’s feeling good and ready to go.
The Young Bucks roll up and they want to fight then and there, so they jump RPG Vice with a little help from Adam Cole, laying Romero out with the BTE Trigger!
“SWITCHBLADE” JAY WHITE IS HERE! HE THROWS TRENT INTO A PRODUCTION TRUCK!
Isiah Kassidy makes his entrance and we go to break.
Isiah’s mystery opponent is... KEITH LEE!
Isiah Kassidy vs. Keith Lee (Face of the Revolution Ladder Match Qualifying Match)
Lee basks in the crowd doing the “OH BASK IN HIS GLORY” singalong and Kassidy gets fired up but Keith rams him into the corner and biels him across the ring! Isiah with forearms and kicks, off the ropes, leapfrog and a crossbody! Smashing him into the turnbuckle, slingshot crossbody!
Setting him up for the Spirit Bomb, Isiah slips away, off the ropes... POUNCE SENDS KASSIDY CLEAR OUT OF THE RING! Matt Hardy straight-up leaves, Lee throws Kassidy back inside and warns Marq Quen off from interferince, but of course he tries anyway and gets kicked aside with ease.
Shrugging off an Ace Crusher from Isiah, Lee to the floor, and a tornillo wipes him out! Keith puts himself back together and gets on the apron, Kassidy meets him with strikes but the big man shrugs him off! Isiah keeps coming but Lee fires up and swats an enzuigiri out of midair!
Grabbing Kassidy by the neck, off the ropes, pop-up... GROUND ZERO! IT’S OVER!
Keith Lee wins by pinfall with Ground Zero, qualifying for the Face of the Revolution Ladder Match.
Post-match, Quen attacks him but Lee shrugs him off! Private Party knock him to the floor with stereo dropkicks, Kassidy with a plancha, Keith catches him, Marq off the ropes and Lee catches him, too... HE POWERBOMBS QUEN INTO KASSIDY AND THEN INTO THE APRON!
We get a video package where Dr. Britt Baker, DMD makes it clear that she’s in alliance with Mercedes Martinez and Thunder Rosa offers her side of the story as well to build to Martinez/Rosa II, no disqualification.
Sammy Guevara makes his entrance to do the cue card gimmick during the break.
Back from commercial, CM Punk’s tag team partner is... JON MOXLEY!
CM Punk & Jon Moxley vs. FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood)
Punk and Harwood to start, a little bit of mat grappling, Dax with a side headlock, shot off, shoulder block, drop down, hip toss, CM with a headlock takeover that gets a headscissors and Harwood is frustrated! Wheeler tags in, hammerlock to a headlock, shot off, trading arm drags!
Cash scrambles away when Punk threatens to get an armbar, and he tags Moxley in. Dax tags in as well, Jon right in with a headlock, takeover gets the headscissors, Harwood does a takeover of his own, Mox fights to his feet, shot off, shoulder block, drop down, scoop and a slam!
Jon off the ropes, Penalty Kick, another one, a third and then an elbow drop, cover can’t even get one! Shoulder armbreaker, tag to Punk, Wheeler runs interference and Harwood chop blocks Punk in the bad leg! Snapping the leg to the mat, FTR go to work! Punk sidesteps and Dax goes hard into the ringpost camera!
Tags made, Moxley in hot with lariats, big back body drop, Crash Landing, Dax floats over a suplex but eats a German on the rebound! One for Cash, too, kick to the gut, double DDT! Jon runs the ropes but Wheeler trips him up and Punk takes him out with the springboard lariat and follows it with a plancha! FTR CATCH HIM BUT MOX TAKES THEM OUT WITH A SUICIDE DIVE AND WE GO TO BREAK!
Back from commercial, we see that the match broke down completely on the floor while we were at break, Moxley is almost counted out... BUT HE MAKES IT BACK IN! Wheeler right on him, tag to Harwood, FTR catapult him into the turnbuckles! Quick tags, working Mox over, grinding him down.
Mox fires up, Atomic Drop into a Saito Suplex but Dax runs interference and Punk isn’t ready for the tag! Wheeler blasts him off the apron, tag to Dax... DEMOLITION DECAPITATION CAN’T PUT JON MOXLEY DOWN! Nobody hom, Dax wipes out on the dive, Mox fires up out of a neutral corner with a lariat and the path is clear!
Punk tags in, right hands, whip across, big leg lariat! Rising knee into the short-arm lariat, cover for two! Electric chair, Mox off the top, Doomsday Device... DAX HARWOOD KICKS OUT! Wheeler takes Moxley out with a DDT on the floor, Punk with an O’Connor roll for two, Cash blasts him with the ring bell and Harwood lands a brainbuster... CM PUNK FINDS THE WILL TO KICK OUT!
Back and forth, backslide attempt, Wheeler tags in, gets Dax up for the Go to Sleep but he blocks, Big Rig connects... JON MOXLEY BREAKS IT UP! All four men in the ring, trading punches on postage stamps, babyfaces back them into the corner, fireman’s carry, underhooks, Cash throws Punk into Mox and cuts the rally off!
Punk up for the piledriver, Jon chokes Dax out while Punk puts the Anaconda Vise on Wheeler! He taps, but referee Aubrey Edwards is distracted and Tully Blanchard is in the ring whipping Punk with his jacket! CM gets him up... GO TO SLEEP ON TULLY BLANCHARD! CASH GETS A SCHOOLBOY FOR TWO!
CM Punk & Jon Moxley win by pinfall with a Go to Sleep from Punk on Cash Wheeler.
We see MJF lose his mind backstage at Punk having earned a match any time, any where, and we go to break.
Back from commercial, AQA cuts an inset promo about how she was trained by Booker T and has beaten some of the best women on this planet, and what better way to prove herself than come to AEW and test herself against the best on Dynamite?
AQA vs. Jade Cargill (c) (AEW TBS Championship Open Challenge)
Collar and elbow, Cargill with a wristlock, AQA kips up, short armscissors but Jade hosses her up and smiles for the camera before slamming her out of it! Throwing her off the ropes, pop-up, AQA counters with a dropkick! To the floor, Cargill nails her with a forearm and we go to break.
Back from commercial, AQA fires up with forearms in the middle of the ring, a jumping axehandle and then a crossbody bounces off of Cargill! Sling Blade connects, slow to capitalize, Jade blasts her with a forearm and then AQA hits a DDT! Going up top... CARGILL KICKS OUT OF THE SHOOTING STAR PRESS!
AQA goes up for a second try but Jade recovers and cuts her off. Whip across, boot up, forearms in the corner, AQA goes for a crossbody but Cargill catches her into a spin-out slam, chickenwings...
Jade Cargill wins by pinfall with Jaded to retain the AEW TBS Championship.
The Young Bucks and Adam Cole cut a promo backstage.
Matt Jackson talks up their match against Roppongi Vice and Nick says it’s time to climb back up the rankings and get a tag title match. Cole takes credit for bringing Jay White in earlier and Matt tells him a heads-up would be appreciated. Adam tells them they should trust each other, and they may be Elite now, but when you’re Bullet Club, you’re Bullet Club for life.
He leaves to give a statement and Matt asks Brandon Cutler if he knows about the Switchblade thing and he says he had heard something.
Serena Deeb makes her entrance and says there’s not a woman in the back who’s on her level. Matter of fact, she thinks there’s not a woman in the back who can go five minutes with her, and that’s why tonight she’s issuing The Professor’s Five-Minute Rookie Challenge.
She tells her opponent she should be honored and privileged for the opportunity and she’ll be glad to dig her a grave.
Katie Arquette vs. Serena Deeb (Five Minute Challenge)
Collar and elbow, Deeb backs her into the corner and breaks dirty with an uppercut, taking her time. She turns her back on Arquette, waistlock, standing switch, spinning neckbreaker connects! Stepping over the arm, she looks at her watch...
Serena Deeb wins by submission with the Serenity Lock.
Commentary hypes up this week’s card for Rampage and we get a video package for the Ass Boys challenging Jurassic Express for the tag titles to send us to break.
“Hangman” Adam Page (c) vs. Lance Archer (AEW World Championship Texas Death Match)
Backstage, Hangman is already beating on Archer! Throwing Lance up some steps and out the entrance tunnel but a single elbow cuts the champ off and we get a bell! Back elbows, Page takes the title belt off and blasts Archer with it before throwing him back through some glass in front of the other entrance tunnel!
Dragging a bloodied Archer back to the ring, he’s got him in position for Buckshot... AND IT CONNECTS! Lance falls to the floor, referee Paul Turner issues the standing ten count but he gets up at nine! A plancha follows, Adam is fired up, off the ropes... ARCHER BLASTS HIM IN THE FACE WITH A TRASH CAN LID!
Dan Lambert goes under the ring for a turnbuckle wrench and starts loosening the top rope! Lance throws the champ into the barricade and over it into the crowd, throwing him into an internal barricade and hooking him, but Hangman lands on the barricade and hits an Asai Moonsault off it!
Back inside, Page examines a discarded turnbuckle but Archer cuts him off and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Page is bloodied and wearing the crimson mask himself now as well, fighting on the apron, Deadeye blocked, chokeslam blocked, Adam lays boots in, Archer blocks a third and sends him crashing into the ropes! Lance pulling the mats up on the floor, Jake “the Snake” Roberts gets a short-arm lariat in!
Jake hooks him for the DDT but Lance pulls him off for some reason and Hangman hits one of his own! Back inside, back and forth, Archer with a chokeslam through the trash can! Lance has a fork and he stabs Page with it over and over before tasting his blood!
Archer goes under the ring and grabs a bunch of chairs, including one wrapped in barbed wire! Back inside, blasting Adam with a boot, grabbing the steel steps, Archer turns them on their side, looking for Blackout... BLACKOUT OFF THE APRON AND INTO THE STEEL STEPS!
Back in the ring, Lance looking for a powerbomb but Hangman got some barbed wire and he punches his way out of it! Rolling elbows get a boot, ripcord reversed into a German suplex! HE HITS BUCKSHOT OFF THE REFEREE AND THROUGH THE TABLES TO THE FLOOR!
Paul Turner counts, Hangman makes it back in...
“Hangman” Adam Page wins, retaining the AEW World Championship.
Post-match, Adam Cole comes to the ring and grabs the title belt from Paul Turner! A bloodied and battered Page turns to face him and Cole puts the belt on the champion’s shoulder.
That’s the show, folks.