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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (Mar. 30, 2022): New surprise signing

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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 show comes our way from the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina. Tony Khan’s latest surprise signing is a woman, and she’ll make her debut in an Owen Hart Tournament qualifying match against The Bunny. Plus, Sting corners Darby Allin as he goes one-on-one with Andrade El Idolo, FTR takes on the Gunn Club Ass Boys, 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!


Let me welcome you ladies and gentlemen, I would like to say hello. Are you ready for some entertainment? Are you ready for a show? Gonna rock, gonna roll you, gonna liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with the intro video.

CM Punk vs. Max Caster

Collar and elbow, Punk with a wristlock out of it, short-arm shoulder blocks, Caster reverses, back roll reversal into an elbow drop. CM going to work on the shoulder, dropping knees and looking for the Anaconda Vise but Max scrambles away! Wristlock of his own, side headlock, shot off, shoulder block, cover for one.

Off the ropes, Punk ducks a lariat, Caster catches a crossbody and turns it into a ribbreaker and follows it up with repeated knees to the kidney! Drawing CM back up, elbow to the shoulder, whip across leaves Punk laying! Another whip, CM with the Flair Flip, headed up top, diving double axe handle lays Max out!

Manhattan Drop sets up a straight suplex, Caster goes for a fisherman suplex but his body gives out, Punk suffers much the same but Max gets the suplex on the second try for a deep two! Caster up top, Punk cuts him off with chops, Max hangs him in the ropes... SPRINGBOARD DROPKICK!

Max gets two off the cover, headed up top, Mic Drop but nobody’s home! CM wants a piledriver, takes him a try but he snaps it off and locks the Anaconda Vise in...

CM Punk wins by submission with the Anaconda Vise.

Post-match, Tony Schiavone interviews CM Punk in the ring.

Punk asks the crowd what the universal belt gesture means, before saying he doesn’t know who’s gonna be world champion in a week’s time, but he knows there’s a lot of grey in his beard and scars on his head, and before his time in AEW is over, he’ll be world champion.

Backstage, Maxwell Jacob Friedman and FTR are interviewed backstage.

“Smart” Mark Sterling is posting photos of Wardlow on the wall but MJF doesn’t want to talk about that or even say Wardlow’s name, but says the Pinnacle is moving up and FTR are gonna beat the Ass Boys. Dax Harwood says he doesn’t know what’s between him and Wardlow, but he’s friends with both of them and he’s not getting into it.

MJF tries to throw Wardlow under the bus by saying that he talked shit about FTR when they weren’t around but they don’t look like they’re buying it as Max says the Pinnacle’s catchphrase.

Jay Lethal vs. Jon Moxley

Lethal offers a handshake, Moxley swats it aside and circles him, go-behind, hammerlock, wristlock, and Jon throws him out of the ring! Switching places, collar and elbow, Mox with a side headlock takeover, Lethal fights to his feet, double leg, spinning toeholds but Jon kicks him away and sends him to the floor again!

Following after, Jay runs back inside, Moxley follows and slaps him across the face! Lethal hauls off and they trade forearms! Chops in the ropes, shoulder block, German suplex, corner lariat into mounted punches as Mox runs hot! Lethal shoves him down, off the ropes, suicide dive and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Lethal laying chops in, duck a lariat, double crossbody and both men are down and out! Jay blocks a lariat but the second try turns him inside out! Lethal with a fireman’s carry, Mox slips out but eats the Lethal Combination... NOPE! Jon with a kick to the midsection, underhooks blocked, rolling elbow, underhooks again but his knee gives out!

Lethal with a kick, handspring, caught into a sleeper hold! Mox falls back, Jay counters with a pin, only two! Superkick sets up an enzuigiri, Lethal hits a brainbuster and he’s fired up! Diving elbow drop... SO CLOSE! Figure four reversed into a small package, only two, underhooks...

Jon Moxley wins by pinfall with Paradigm Shift.

Post-match, Moxley offers a handshake and an upset Lethal hesitates for a moment before shaking his hand.

We get a hype reel for Marina Shafir.

Commentary hypes up some of our matches for the rest of the night and we go to break.

Ass Boys (Austin & Colten Gunn) vs. FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood)

Maxwell Jacob Friedman joins commentary for this one.

Harwood and the topknotted Ass Boy to start, to rousing “Ass Boys!” chants from the crowd, collar and elbow, Dax wtih a top wristlock, roll through, tag to Austin, collar and elbow, hammerlock, reversed, drop toehold, Wheeler tags in and Gunn takes him into the corner for strikes.

Whip across, up and over, drop down, leapfrog into arm drags and a dropkick! Big chop, whip across, drop toehold, tag to Harwood, running double-teams! Action to the floor, Colten trips Cash up and Billy drops him with a right hand and a crotch chop! Austin raining punches down on Wheeler and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Austin has Wheeler isolated, back suplex, lands on his feet and Cash hits a back suplex of his own! A little more back and forth, hot tag to Dax and he cleans house with right hands! Uppercuts, whip reversed, dropkick connects! Big lariat from Harwood... SO CLOSE!

Dax with a suplex, Colten takes his leg out, crossbody nearly ends the match and we cut to Wardlow walking into the arena and taking security guards out, powerbombing one into a table that refuses to break! He makes his way through the guards and down to ringside, hunting MJF down only to finally get overwhelmed by the crush and escorted out!

Billy saving his son from a nearfall but Wheeler blasts him off the apron...

FTR win by pinfall with Big Rig on Austin Gunn.

Post-match, FTR and MJF bicker over Wardlow, Dax saying Wardlow’s his boy too.

Will Hobbs and Keith Lee get a back-and-forth promo package setting up a match for Rampage this week, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, the Jericho Appreciation Society cut a promo.

Chris Jericho says they’ve been THE revolutionary force in sports entertainment and for the past three weeks he’s had everybody talking about him and wanting to be part of the JAS, but there’s only five of them, and if you want to join, GFY.

Daniel Garcia cuts a promo about future endeavoring the Beaver Boys and taking Ortiz, Santana, and Eddie Kingston out. Angelo Parker encourages Matt Menard to take a peek but he finds no one behind the curtain. Jake Hager opens the curtain... AND ORTIZ, SANTANA, AND KINGSTON ARE THERE WITH MADBALL IN HAND AND VIOLENCE ON THEIR MINDS!

They brawl all over the place, Eddie fights Chris out to the ringside area, clawing at his face! Into the ring... BACKFIST TO THE FUTURE! Kingston follows it up by holding Garcia in place for a pump king from Santana! Hager returns and turns the tide for the JAS, hitting the high-angle spinning spinebuster on Eddie!

Thoroughly overwhelming them, Menard grabs Floyd and Red Death puts the Sharpshooter on Kingston! They tear at Eddie’s shirt and Jericho whips him with his belt!

Tony Schiavone interviews Jade Cargill backstage.

“Smart” Mark Sterling says they had two options for her 30th opponent and picked the most prestigious, the librarian, Leva Bates! Jade is unhappy about the idea of 30th being a joke win and Sterling says they have to go with option two, Marina Shafir. Cargill says she’ll fight her and she’s gonna go take care of her Baddie Section while he sets it up.

“American Dragon” Bryan Danielson vs. Wheeler YUTA

Danielson in with a rear chinlock, YUTA gets away, hammerlock, into a wristlock, waterwheel slam from Bryan into a kneeling wristlock. Test of strength, putting Wheeler’s hands to the mat, he bridges up and Dragon tries to break the bridge and it takes three tries but YUTA bridges back up!

Kip-up, monkey flip, Danielson holds onto the knucklelocks and transitions to a cross armbar attempt! Bryan breaks and stands tall, side headlock, shot off, Dragon with uppercuts and kicks in the corner, out of the corner but Wheeler cuts him off with a dropkick!

Spinning toehold, deathlock, trading forearms and we go to break.

Back from commercial, trading chops, YUTA with a backslide, only a nearfall and Danielson drops him with a rolling elbow but he rebounds back in and hits a German suplex with a bridge for two and holds onto the waistlock! Dragon suplex, bridge, only two! Bryan setting up the MMA elbows, fishhook the nose before raining the overhead elbows down!

Underhooks, Cattle Mutilation on but Wheeler is able to pop right out into overhead elbows of his own! Floating him over, seatbelt pin... SO CLOSE! Arm drag blocked, out of the corner, Danielson drops him with the Busaiku Knee! Taunting the crowd while referee Rick Knox checks on YUTA, wristlocks, Wheeler spits in his face and Bryan stomps his head in!

Picking him up, Gotch lift into the piledriver, omoplata...

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

We get a video package for Darby Allin vs. Andrade el Idolo.

The freshly-christened Undisputed Elite make their entrance carrying their purloined title belts.

They open a crate marked party supplies and let a few balloons out. Adam Cole informs us that Jurassic Express and Hangman Page aren’t here tonight, because they’re embarrassed at how easily they took the title belts from them. Adam says you can’t steal something that belongs to you, and this celebration isn’t just for them, it’s for us and all of AEW.

AEW means a new era, a new crew to run the show, and they’re the three best wrestlers on the planet. Kyle O’Reilly says some haters have been saying they’re not ranked highly enough to challenge for the tag titles, but they’re wicked and the rankings don’t matter and he’s got to sit down because he had too much champagne backstage.

Bobby Fish says he’ll put their resume up against anyone in the industry, and you’re looking at the three baddest dudes this company has to offer, bar none.

Enter “Hangman” Adam Page, driving his car right up to the stage. He hits the ring and lays everybody out! Fallaway slam on KOR, he’s got Buckshot lined up on Cole but reDRagon save their pal! Jurassic Express and Christian Cage attack them from behind on the stage and the babyfaces lay a righteous beating down on the belt thieves!

Buckshot ducked but Page back body drops Cole to the floor!

The champions stand tall with their title belts and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Tony Schiavone interviews Thunder Rosa.

She says she’s the first Mexican-born women’s world champion and she’s fought and clawed her way to the top to be the face of the division, but she doesn’t just want to be the face of the division, she wants to be the face of all women’s wrestling.

But every time she gets to the top there’s bullies that want to bring her down, and pillars get knocked down, but foundations stay standing, and she’ll be a foundation in this company, so come and get her, she’s ready. She invites Nyla Rose to use her words but she’s here to fight, so she wants to wrestle the best in the world, and she’ll defend the title all around the world.

FTR cut a promo.

They say the Ass Boys say they take things too seriously, and maybe they do, but they’re making history with the AAA titles, and they’re gonna win the ROH titles on Friday, and then they’re gonna get the AEW tag titles back. Dax loves pro wrestling too much to ever take second place, so he’s issuing the challenge to the Young Bucks for another match to determine the greatest tag team of all time.

The mystery woman debut... IS TONI STORM!

The Bunny vs. Toni Storm (Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament Qualifying Match)

Bunny with shoves and Storm drops her with an elbow! Knees from Bunny, whip across, another big forearm, drawing her up, snap suplex from Toni into a nearfall. Bunny with knees, shoot off the side headlock, basement dropkick from Storm for two! More knees, whip reversed, Toni passes her ot the floor but eats a big knee from the apron and falls to the floor herself!

Charging lariat takes Storm off her feet and sends us to break.

Back from commercial, trading forearms and knees, big elbow from Storm and she follows it up with a lariat! Big headbutt, Bunny’s lined up for the hip attack in the corner! Big boot, fisherman suplex with the bridge... NOPE! Bunny with a nearfall of her own, Storm with a German suplex...

Toni Storm wins by pinfall with Strong Zero, qualifying for the Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament.

Backstage, Vickie Guerrero and Nyla Rose are interviewed.

Rose says SHE’S the foundation and the cornerstone since day one, and she’ll be Thunder Rosa’s genie and grant her wish to jack her up— abracadabra, bitch!

We get a replay of Jeff Hardy’s balcony dive and the promise of the Hardyz vs. Butcher and the Blade.

Commentary hypes up Rampage and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Andrade throws a tornillo to take Allin out during his entrance! Fireman’s carry and he drops Darby into the timekeeper’s table! Another fireman’s carry puts him into the apron! El Idolo tips the steel stairs over and puts Allin into them!

Darby grabs referee Bryce Remsburg and says he wants to fight!

Andrade el Idolo vs. Darby Allin

Andrade puts Darby into the turnbuckles, running knees follow it up, cover for two! Big back body drop, and we go to break.

Back form commercial, Andrade goes for a Razor’s Edge but Allin reverses to a Yoshi Tonic! Darby pulls himself up, boots in the corner, el Idolo blasts him one in return and puts boots to him. Allin with slaps, Andrade gives them right back, throwing hands with abandon until they both kind of sink into each other!

A big slap from Andrade takes Darby out and they both slump to the mat! El Idolo takes his belt off but referee Bryce Remsburg takes it away from him! Allin trips him with his own belt and hits the Diamond Dust... NOPE! Big corner lariat reversed into a backbreaker but Allin kicks out!

Up in the turnbuckles, Andrade with a fireman’s carry... DARBY REVERSES INTO A CRUCIFIX DRIVER AND GETS THE FUJIWARA ARMBAR! Bending his fingers, Jose comes down but Sting is right with him to take him out! Butcher and Blade run in and Darby takes them out with a big crossbody to the floor!

Andrade catches him, Brillante Driver into the turnbuckles, hammerlock...

Andrade el Idolo wins by pinfall with the hammerlock DDT.

Post-match, Andrade Family Office hits the ring to beat Sting up! He holds his own but Private Party join the fun and overwhelm the 63-year-old legend!

The Hardy Boyz make the save! Twist of Fate and a Swanton Bomb on Marq Quen!

That’s the show, folks.

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