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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (April 13, 2022): Championship week begins

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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 UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, and it’s the first of three over the next few days for the company. Tonight’s has two title matches — Jurassic Express defending the AEW Tag belts against reDRagon, and a Minoru Suzuki vs. Samoa Joe dream match for the Ring of Honor Television championship! We’ll also see Jericho Appreciation Society battle Eddie Kingston, Santana & Ortiz, a first ever match-up of CM Punk and Penta Oscura, Ricky Starks & Powerhouse Hobbs in tag action against Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland, MJF vs. his kryptonite (Capt. Shawn Dean), 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.

CM Punk vs. Penta Oscuro

Punk throws up the Cero Miedo in kind of a questioning way and the chants go up. Forehead to forehead, Penta with a shove, CM gives it right back, another one, Punk in with a kick and a chop and Oscuro fires back as the exchange continues! Chop for chop in the middle of the ring, neither man giving an inch, it devolves into Frye/Takayama punches!

CM with an Arabian press lucha arm drag, basement dropkick, cover for two! Fireman’s carry, early attempt at the Go to Sleep but Penta counters into an ankle lock! Pressing the attack, sending Punk to the floor, off the ropes, baseball slide, CM dodges and heads back inside and throws a dive of his own to send us to break!

We get footage from earlier today of the Jericho Appreciation Society getting off their plane and cutting a promo.

Chris Jericho says that’s how sports entertainers travel, but he gets cut off by Eddie Kingston, Ortiz, and Santana, who drive up to remind them that it’s on sight tonight and they drive off, leaving 2.0 lying shoeless and in agony.

Jurassic Express (“Jungle Boy” Jack Perry & Luchasaurus) (c) vs. reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly) (AEW World Tag Team Championship)

Fish and Perry to start, circling, collar and elbow, Bobby with a knee and an arm wringer, Jack reverses to a side headlock, shot off, shoulder block, drop down, cartwheel, Jungle Boy snaps off a tijeras and follows with a dropkick and a kip-up! Fish with knees to block the tag and a tag of his own!

reDRagon put boots to Perry, he gets the tag and Luchasaurus cuts off O’Reilly. Punches in the corner, Kyle gets a tag and reDRagon go to work on the dino man. Heel hook from KOR, quick tags, Jack comes in and lights up with a flurry of dives! Third dive, reDRagon run away and Luchasaurus takes them out with an Asai moonsault!

O’Reilly runs interference and Fish arm wringers Jungle Boy off the apron and to the floor to send us to break!

Back from commercial, Kyle with a cross armbar on Perry, he fights out, O’Reilly catches a chop and looks for another hold but Jack gets the ropes. Roll through, tag to dino man and he cuts everybody up with punches! Big German suplex on KOR, crescent kick to Fish, double lariats to both men!

Goozle, goozle... DOUBLE CHOKESLAM! Standing moonsault on a legal O’Reilly... NOT ENOUGH! Charging strikes to cut Luchasaurus down, Perry evens the odds, diving elbow side slam... SO CLOSE! Blind tag, Kyle with a cartwheel butterfly suplex, into the underhook DDT / wheelbarrow German suplex double-team, cover for two and he slides effortlessly back into the cross armbar!

Setting Jungle Boy up top, jockeying for position, Luchasaurus with an electric chair but Fish makes the tag! Guillotine choke on dino man, Bob off the top with a huge avalanche Falcon Arrow... LUCHASAURUS SUPLEXES KYLE INTO PERRY AND FISH! Goozle, blocked, Ax and Smash, Jungle Boy with a superkick, Fish with a forearm, rolling elbow from KOR, tornado DDT from Perry!

Bobby with a fireman’s carry, Jack slips out, Tail Whip...

Jurassic Express win by pinfall with the back suplex / powerbomb combination on Bobby Fish to retain the AEW World Tag Team Championship.

Post-match, KOR attacks Jurassic Express with a chair!

FTR come to the stage with their ROH and AAA tag titles and issue a challenge while reDRagon pick a fight.

We get a recap of Wheeler YUTA’s starmaking turn and he and Blackpool Combat Club are interviewed backstage.

William Regal says he’s happy to be surrounded by three such tough gentleman, and Bryan Danielson says they’re fired up to fight with Wheeler YUTA for the first time against the Gunn Club. Jon Moxley calls Gunn Club goofs and says they’re gonna break their faces open.

Wheeler says the real work begins on Friday, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Tony Schiavone interviews Jamie Hayter and Toni Storm about their first-round match in the Owen Hart Foundation tournamet.

Hayter talks up their similarities before saying she’s going to not just win, but break her face. Storm leaves silently.

Maxwell Jacob Friedman vs. Capt. Shawn Dean

Friedman is having trouble getting out of his entrance jacket, Shawn Spears runs interference and it’s all just a pretense to attack Dean from behind and beat him down! The jacket comes off easy now, MJF poses in the ropes and we cut backstage to see security guards laid out near a loading door.

Max goes back to the Captain and throws him to the floor, following after, posing in front of the barricade and not noticing Wardlow dressed in a staff shirt! Mr. Mayhem gives chase, Spears tries to attack but he shrugs it off and starts laying out security guards until he gets overwhelmed by literally a dozen dudes. Referee Bryce Remsburg counting but the crush keeps Friedman from going back in the ring!

MJF offers to triple Bryce’s pay if he doesn’t finish his count... AND HE FINISHES THE COUNT!

Capt. Shawn Dean wins by countout.

Post-match, a furious Friedman returns to the ring and shoves Remsburg, who shoves him right back! Shawn Spears gets between them and saves his pal from doing something he’ll regret!

Backstage, Wardlow is still fighting security guards and he promises to keep this up until Max releases him from his contract!

Darby Allin gets another weird black-and-white video package wherein he pitches a coffin match against Andrade el Idolo.

Commentary hypes up our card and we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a Malakai Black vignette.

He talks about ripping open his throat to find a dark abyss of razor blades, but maybe one day you’ll appreciate that. Until then you’ll appreciate a fanbase that loves you and applauds you because the House wanted it so, and they’ll drag down the brightest part of your soul and kill it, and he wants you to be afraid of the shadows.

Eddie Kingston, Ortiz, & Santana vs. Jericho Appreciation Society (Chris Jericho, “Red Death” Daniel Garcia, & Jake Hager)

Santana and Jericho to start, big right hands in the corner, whip across, Chris gets a boot up but Mike shrugs it off and drops him with one of his own! Front kick gets a chop, trading chops, Santana with a double leg into punches and the other four men break down into brawling violence on the floor!

Back inside, united in beating Y2J down, Kingston with an STO and Ortiz presses the attack by scraping his forearm across Jericho’s face! Chris gets up and drops Angel with a lariat, tag to Hager, double whip, pop-up drop, kneeling on Ortiz’s chest! Piefacing him, Angel pops up and trades shots with the big man!

Off the ropes, sunset flip, cover for two! Hager with a lariat, tag to Garcia and the high-angle twisting spinebuster! Daniel raining punches down, tag to Chris, cocky one-foot pin and we go to break!

Back from commerical, Jericho is in control and beating Ortiz down, taunting Kingston and getting him to run in. Lionsault, nobody home, Garcia in and Angel tags Eddie in! Kingston running hot, clearing the ring, Santana comes in and hits the Three Amigos on Red Death!

Off the top with a frog splash... SO CLOSE! The match breaks down, Ortiz powerbombs Garcia into Jericho! 2.0 run in but Angel wipes them out with a tope con giro! Eddie back in, exploder suplex, Backfist to the Future ducked and Y2J whacks him with the bat...

Jericho Appreciation Society win by pinfall with a lateral press from Daniel Garcia on Eddie Kingston.

Post-match, they beat Eddie and his pals down and stand tall.

Backstage, Maxwell Jacob Friedman is interviewed backstage.

He says he doesn’t need your sympathy because he has money, and “Smart” Mark Sterling reads the contract and says he can book Wardlow in any match he wants. He hands Jose an envelope full of money and the Butcher rolls up to be intimidating.

Marina Shafir vs. Skye Blue

Shafir right in with a hip toss, we see Red Velvet and Kiera Hogan in Jade Cargill’s Baddie Section, Blue floats out of a slam, looks for a guillotine choke but Marina shrugs her off and slams her! Skye fights back with punches, Shafir gets a pumphandle suplex, palm strike to the lower abdomen, leg-and-arm triangle...

Marina Shafir wins by submission with the leg-and-arm triangle choke.

HOOK is interviewed backstage but “Smart” Mark Sterling rolls up with Tony Nese to interrupt.

They’re upset that Tony’s not being interviewed, HOOK stands up and runs them off, Danhausen appears behind him and HOOK casually throws a medicine ballhausen at him to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Men of the Year cut a promo.

“All Ego” Ethan Page runs Sammy Guevara down for begging for and receiving a title match, and now he’ll get the asskicking he needs.

Keith Lee & Shane “Swerve” Strickland vs. Team Taz (“Absolute” Ricky Starkz & “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs)

Strickland and Hobbs to start, immediately going after the arm, tag to Starks, a little Old School, whip reversed, up and over, big shoulder block and Ricky is in control! Off the ropes, Swerve with a cool evasion and a sideways enzuigiri, following it up with a dropkick and the tag.

Quick tags in the corner to work Starks over, Grizzly Magnum caves his chest in! To the floor, Swerve hits an Asai moonsault off of Lee’s chest and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Strickland with a dropkick and tags are made! Lee blasts Starks with shoulder blocks, working him over, tag to Shane, he picks Hobbs off the apron and slingshots back in only for Ricky to take him out with a spear! Fired up, flipping DDT... NOPE!

Double-team, Hobbs breaks it up, Starks looking for Roshambo on Lee as Taz comes to ringside but Keith shrugs him off and blasts Will off the apron! Powerbomb lift, Swerve up top, Hobbs knocks him down and Starks hits the Frankensteiner! Lee puts him up top, Ricky with a spear, Shane with a 450 splash to break it up!

Ground Zero blocked, Keith is fired up, he goes for the pounce but Taz runs interference, Hobbs gets him...

Team Taz win by pinfall with a spinebuster from Will Hobbs on Keith Lee.

Commentary hypes up our next couple shows.

Tony Schiavone interviews Thunder Rosa backstage.

She’s excited to defend against Nyla Rose.

Nyla rolls up with a cake and explains that it was supposed to have writing on it but that costs extra and she’s not worth it. Vickie Guerrero says they want to congratulate her on having the shortest title reign. Thunder asks if they think she’s stupid, they enthusiastically say yes, and she throws the cake in Rose’s face!

Nyla lays her out in return!

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a video package for Adams Cole and Page and their title match on Friday night.

Minoru Suzuki (c) vs. Samoa Joe (ROH World Television Championship)

We see Jay Lethal and Sonjay Dutt watching this one from the front row.

Joe and Suzuki square up and immediately start throwing heavy chops! So many chops, a wild and evil look in Samoa’s eyes as he takes a barrage of open-hand chops from Minoru, leaving his chest red and raw! Shifting to forearms, off the ropes, a shoulder block takes Suzuki off of his feet!

Minoru with the armbar in the ropes, holding on for a count of three as we go to break!

Back from commercial, Joe has an arm-trap crossface in! Suzuki defiant, Samoa shifts to a Rings of Saturn but Minoru breaks free! Jabs in the corner, whip reversed, Suzuki with a boot, snapmare, off the ropes with a Penalty Kick... NOPE! Minoru looking for the Gotch piledriver before deciding better of it and shoving Joe back for more chops!

Suzuki hits a big dropkick, Gotch lift blocked, Samoa into the corner and Minoru tries for a sleeper but Joe breaks it in the corner! Putting him up top, enzuigiri, armbar in the corner! Blocked, Samoa gets him...

Samoa Joe wins by pinfall with the Muscle Buster to become the new ROH World Television Champion.

Post-match, Sonjay Dutt and Jay Lethal call Joe out from the ramp and have a special present for him.

Dutt opens the box and it’s Lethal giving him the finger! The lights go down and they come back up and Satnam Singh is in the ring behind Joe! He blasts Samoa and helps Lethal and Dutt beat him down on the floor! Back inside, Singh holds Joe in place while they put boots ot him, applying a head vise for good measure!

Lethal Injection!

Jay lays the title belt across Joe as the champion struggles to get his wits about him.

That’s the show, folks.

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