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This week’s show comes our way from the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, and will feature a Coffin Match between Darby Allin & Andrade El Idolo, a HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT from Tony Khan, and CM Punk locking up with Dustin Rhodes. Plus, Jungle Boy vs. Kyle O’Reilly & Dr. Britt Baker vs. Danielle Kamela in Owen Hart Tournament qualifiers, an MJF-booked Wardlow/Butcher battle, HOOK’s Wednesday night debut, and more!
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Enjoy the show!
AEW DYNAMITE RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR APRIL 20
Every day feels like Sunday baby, every day feels so good. I’m further and further away from the fall every day. And for years I bowed, I could not sleep so very well. Even standing up I crawled, yet there is a softness I can tell. I’m electric now from the pure brilliant sparks you shot, and I have to liveblog this here pro wrestling show now, folks.
CM Punk vs. Dustin Rhodes
Circling, collar and elbow, clean break in the middle of the ring and Rhodes stretches a little before getting back to it. Side headlock, shot off, shoulder block, drop down, Dustin picks him up, drop down, arm drag, arm drag, upkick forces a stalemate!
Trading headlock takeovers and headscissors reversals, Punk looking for a deathlock bow-and-arrow, Dustin counters so he settles for a pin for two. Arm drag for leg pick, CM with a kneeling toehold, Rhodes fighting back into it with a couple arm drags, kneeling wristlock with the point of his elbow to the shoulder, shot off, Punk ducks a knee and Dustin crashes out of the ropes and to the floor!
Back inside, CM goes to work, attacking the knee and leaving Rhodes unsteady on his feet! Seated senton to the knee in the ropes, Dustin trying to shake some life into his leg in the corner and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Rhodes is starting to put some offense together but Punk kicks his leg out from under him on the apron! Upkick puts CM into the post and an arm wringer on the apron follows! Slow and steady back in the ring, trading desperate shots, off the ropes and Dustin gets a back body drop!
Couple of right hands, mounted punches in the corner, but when Rhodes pops back down to the mat his knee gives way! Corner knee misses, Dustin hits the Yoshi Tonic... NOT ENOUGH! Charging in, Punk catches him but Rhodes slips out, drop down slap into the snap scoop powerslam... NOPE!
Drawing him up, CM drops down and counters with a kick before laying in a chop block! Punk puts him in a figure four leglock in the middle of the ring! Dustin struggling to stay upright through the pain, paintbrushing slaps, trading one for one, struggling and Rhodes manages to turn him over and reverse the pressure!
Punk grabs the ropes for the break, he goes to springboard in with a lariat but Dustin catches him with one to the breadbasket, Cross Rhodes, piledriver... PUNK KICKS OUT! Rhodes with the jabs, he gets cut off with a roundhouse kick, fireman’s carry reversed, Punk stays on top of him...
CM Punk wins by pinfall with a rana pin.
Punk and Rhodes embrace after the match and help each other up. CM shakes his hand and Dustin raises Punk’s.
As Punk leaves, “Hangman” Adam Page makes his entrance, and the two share a moment on the stage.
We see footage of Wardlow arriving at the arena and being met by “Smart” Mark Sterling and waves of security.
Sterling lays out the rules for his participation going forward, which include him being cuffed at all times while he’s in the arena, and MJF says “eat shit, pig.” To which a smiling Wardrow says “oink oink, bitch.”
Blackpool Combat Club (“American Dragon” Bryan Danielson, Jon Moxley, & Wheeler YUTA) vs. Brock Anderson, Dante Martin, & Lee Moriarty
Chaos at the bell, YUTA in the ring with Martin, deathlocking him and applying a bow-and-arrow with a fishhook taught him by Mr. William Regal. Back and forth, enzuigiri from Dante but YUTA grabs him by the ear and throws him in the corner for the tag to Danielson. Laying uppercuts in, chops and kicks, corner running dropkick!
Martin lands an enzuguiri, Dragon gets away to tag Moxley in, tag to Anderson, he takes Jon off his feet with a lariat and puts boots to him in the corner! Whip across, sidestep, half-nelson suplex and a tag to Danielson as we go to break.
Back from commercial, Moxley has a kneeling armbar in on Anderson and lets it go with a snap! Right hands, off the ropes, Brock hits the spinning spinebuster for some separation! Tags made, Danielson and Moriarty in! Lee taking everybody out with kicks, springboarding back in with a forearm to Bryan and a kip-up!
Fired up, knees get a slap from Danielson and Moriarty fires a few of his own back! Trading uppercuts, whip blocked, capture chickenwing suplex into the Border City Stretch! Dragon fights to his feet and counters with a Regalplex! Martin in with a missile dropkick, Mox cuts him off, ends up on the flor, Dante with a springboard takes him out!
Back inside, Nosedive goes awry and Jon gets the reverse chinlock! Lee comes in to break it up with kicks, Danielson runs him over with a forearm and the face stomps, YUTA with overhead elbows to Anderson as Mox rains the pain down on Dante! Underhooks...
Blackpool Combat Club win by pinfall with a Paradigm Shift from Jon Moxley on Dante Martin.
Adam Cole is backstage with his four boyfriends.
Kyle O’Reilly ask where the feisty Young Bucks of old are and admits they’ve all lost lately but they have to turn it around and live up to the name of the Undisputed Elite. Tonight he’s gonna qualify for the Owen Hart, and Adam Cole agrees, saying as a team they won’t be stopped.
All of the Bucks’ other friends are gone, but they’re still here, and Cole pitches an open challenge ten-man tag for next week. They can’t do it without the Bucks and they need them, so please think about it.
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get a video package for Samoa Joe vs. Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt, and Satnam Singh.
Tony Schiavone introduces Tony Khan for our newest HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT.
Tony comes out and gets on the mic and introduces Takami Ohbari, the president of New Japan Pro Wrestling!
But before he can say anything, Adam Cole cuts them both off on the tron, saying he’s the man most suited to make this announcement. On June 26th, AEW and NJPW will come together at the United Center for Forbidden Door, and Rampage will have a preview as he and Tomohiro Ishii wrestle in an Owen Hart Foundation Tournament qualifier!
And he has a very special friend who wants to come out there right now and say hello—
Enter “Switchblade” Jay White.
He says it’s no coincidence that the last time NJPW had a big co-promotional show with an American promotion that he sold out Madison Square Garden, and it’s not about New Japan or AEW, it’s about the Undisputed Elite and Bullet Club, because it’s still their era.
Jade Cargill and her pals Red Velvet and Kiera Hogan, and her manager “Smart” Mark Sterling are hanging out backstage.
Jade says she’s not afraid of Marina Shafir and she’ll see her on Friday, bitch.
Maxwell Jacob Friedman and Shawn Spears interrupt from a sky box.
MJF pokes fun at the crowd and who they cheer, including Wardlow, and he says Wardlow is a nobody. And since he’s a nobody, he doesn’t get entrance music.
Mr. Mayhem is lead out in cuffs, but IS released from them before the match.
Andy “Butcher” Williams vs. Wardlow
Staring each other down, testing their strength with shoulder blocks, Williams lays a heavy forearm in and Wardlow starts trading with him! Butcher roars and bites his forehead before lighting him up with body blows and headbutts! Whip across, Wardlow runs through a lariat, shoulder blocks, a pounce and Andy rolls to the floor!
He tries to pull Mr. Mayhem out and rams him between barricade and apron, crushing him with lariats! Wardlow has him clutched but Butcher blocks and back suplexes him into the apron! Back inside, big lariat, powerbomb... WARDLOW KICKS OUT AT ONE! The straps are down!
Front kick, clutch and a powerbomb! A second one! A third! A fourth!
Wardlow wins by pinfall with the Powerbomb Symphony.
Wardlow is lead out of the arena and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Eddie Kingston cuts a promo.
He tells Daniel Garcia none of their stablemates will be allowed in the building for their match, and tells Chris Jericho to watch, because everything he does to Garcia is meant for him. He’s gonna have fun, whip Daniel real good, and his friends and family won’t recognize him.
You reap what you sow, but Eddie Kingston doesn’t sow, he only reaps.
“Jungle Boy” Jack Perry vs. Kyle O’Reilly (Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Qualifying Match)
O’Reilly looking for an armbar, Perry reverses, stalemate! Test of strength, jockeying for position, Jack slips out, Arabian Press lucha arm drag attempt but Kyle blocks and goes for a submission and Jungle Boy gets the ropes! Kicks in the corner, fast-paced back and forth and Perry drops him with a dropkick!
Chop for forearm, arm wringer, hammerlock, tripping him, top wristlock applied. Spinning Jack out with a DDT, we go to break.
Back from commercial, Perry pulls himself up the ropes, forearms and chops, whip reversed, big forearm takes O’Reilly down! Running back elbow, passed aside and KOR with a kick to the knee! Charging in, Jack dumps him to the floor, off the ropes, suicide dive connects!
Back inside, Kyle catches him with a dragon screw, Jungle Boy lands a springboard tornado DDT into a guillotine choke! O’Reilly stands up in the hold, counters to a head-and-arm triangle, exploder suplex, knee ot the back but Jack comes off the ropes with a huge lariat!
Jungle Boy with a belly-to-belly in the turnbuckles, O’Reilly keeps himself on it, double wristlock applied, gouge to the eyes, Jack comes back with punches to the face and referee Aubrey Edwards has to warn him off! Putting boots to Kyle, same deal, basement dropkick!
Perry drags him into the middle of the ring and draws him up, off the ropes, sliding forearm ducked, Kyle with kicks, Jack throws a superkick, tilt-a-whirl, roll-through, sunset flip for two! KOR picks the leg, ankle lock, Jack reverses with Snare Trap!
Kyle crawls for and gets to the ropes, Perry goes up top, KOR cuts him off with a kick, superplex into the small package... NOPE! O’Reilly hangs on and hits the brainbuster, headed up top, diving knee to the kidneys... IT’S OVER!
Kyle O’Reilly wins by pinfall with a diving knee to the kidneys to qualify for the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament.
Post-match, Christian Cage comes down the aisle to console Jungle Boy on his loss.
Backstage, Maxwell Jacob Friedman is interviewed.
He says Butcher didn’t get the job done but there’s a lot more money where that came from, and much like a snake, when he decides you’re his prey, it doesn’t matter how big or bad you are, all it takes is one bite.
He asks Mr. Roberts if that’s right and waves an envelope.
Enter Jake “the Snake” Roberts.
He says titles are for little boys and he chased the money, and the time is right now. It’ll be like when you were a kid and told grandma a lie that you fell down because you didn’t want her to know daddy hit you— Lance Archer storms in and says he doesn’t care about money he just wants to fight Wardlow!
Anthony Henry vs. HOOK
HOOK going right after the leg but Henry gets the ropes. Body blows, headlock takeover, wristlock, northern lights suplex! We see Tony Nese and “Smart” Mark Sterling in the crowd taking notes, HOOK with a northern lariat, crossface strikes— Danhausen appears to try and curse HOOK again but he just keeps throwing crossfaces...
HOOK wins by submission with Redrum.
Post-match Danhausen gets in the ring and says if HOOK doesn’t want to be cursed by Danhausen, he will fight Danhausen! Danhausen tries to back off but HOOK just pushes through him and leaves the ring.
Frankie Kazarian is interviewed backstage.
He has a challenge to make to Sammy Guevara—
Scorpio Sky interrupts and says he’s sorry but this is important.
He’s had time to reflect and he’s had a hell of a run and none of that would be possible if it wasn’t for Kazarian. He needed a shot and asked for a favor and the rest was history, and he’s here to ask for one more favor— he wants Frankie to wait and let him make the challenge first, and he’ll give him a shot if he wins.
Kaz says he’s always had his back and he always will, and they shake hands to send us to break.
Back from commercial, we get a hype reel for Thunder Rosa.
Sammy Guevara and Tay Conti are in the ring.
Sammy gets on the mic and says he loves this and he feels like he’s on top of the world as a three-time TNT Champion with the love of his life in the ring with him. He loves everyone that cheers for them, too, and he’ll give them everything forever, because they deserve it.
As far as the rest of them that turn their backs on us the first chance we got, and why? You got one option: Be mad.
Enter the Men of the Year and Dan Lambert.
Scorpio Sky asks if that’s how it’s gonna be, turning his back on the fans and everyone who supported them? The feeling in the room right now isn’t screw them, it’s screw Sammy. “All Ego” Ethan Page gets on the mic and says not a single person here paid for a ticket to see him talk into a microphone, and the only reason they’re not kicking his ass right now is because Dan decided tonight is about business.
Lambert talks about youth being wasted on the young and says Sammy is a perfect example of that. He spent so much time to win these people over and he wasted it because he wanted to act like some high school douchebag who can’t take his tongue out of his girlfriend’s mouth?
He gives Sammy two choices, give Sky his rematch or take a beating from Men of the Year. Guevara says he’ll give Scorpio a rematch if he’ll give him the mixed tag he wants. Sky accepts, Sammy books a ladder match, and we’re booked!
The House of Black cuts a cryptic promo about how they’re owed a debt and Icarus flew too close to the sun, so next week, the sun dies.
Dr. Britt Baker, DMD vs. Danielle Kamela (Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Qualifying Match)
Kamela with a waistlock takedown, Baker reverses to a hammerlock, snapmare, crucifix pin for one. Schoolboy, still just one, butterfly suplex connects and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Kamela chokes Britt with her own towel! Baker with a double leg into mounted punches, Danielle cuts her off with a boot, Britt has an elbow for her! Forearms in the ropes, Sling Blade connects! Whip reversed, Baker ducks a lariat, lands a superkick, fisherman neckbreaker connects!
Stomp connects, Lockjaw applied...
Dr. Britt Baker, DMD wins by submission with Lockjaw, qualifying for the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament.
Post-match, Britt gets on the mic and addresses her native Brittsburgh.
She says the last few weeks have made it clear that the women’s division is a disaster without her. She runs down the women’s division, insulting Ruby Soho, telling Toni Storm that Jamie Hayter’s gonna make her want to leave this company too, and she says Jade Cargill called Pittsburgh ugly but the only people here that wanted to see her are the baddies she comped tickets for.
We get a video package for Serena Deeb vs. Hikaru Shida, promising a feud ender next week.
Commentary hypes up our matches for the next week with Excalibur reaching nigh-Micro Machines Guy levels of verbal speed.
Andrade el Idolo makes his entrance and we go to break.
Andrade el Idolo vs. Darby Allin (Coffin Match)
Andrade has the Blade and Marq Quen with him, beating Allin down! Andrade goes to open the coffin but yanks his fingers away as if shocked and throws Darby through the barricade! Hitting him with his skateboard, but Sting is hiding in the crowd and brawls the AFO boys off away from Darby!
The brawl goes out to a balcony, Quen hits Sting with a chair but the Icon shrugs it off and knocks him to the floor! Sting perches on the balcony... DIVING SPLASH TO THE FLOOR! AND WE GO TO BREAK!
Back from commercial, Darby snaps off a Yoshi Tonic in the ring! Action to the floor, Andrade walks him around the corner and a slap sends Allin into the coffin! The inside of the lid is lined with tacks and he has to brace against it to keep el Idolo from closing the lid!
Delayed vertical, walking Allin up the ramp before completing the suplex! Looking for another, Darby blocks at first but el Idolo suplexes him off the ramp and into a metal grate! Dragging Allin back onto the ramp, back towards the coffin, throwing him into the steel steps!
He puts him face-first into the apron and goes to work trying to tear the lid off the coffin for some reason! Scoop lift, headed up to the apron, Darby reverses and hits the Diamond Dust over the ropes! Allin follows it up with a suicide dive that puts both men in the coffin!
Darby rolls out, puts Andrade’s legs all the way in and slams the lid into his back but Jose comes running down to block! Jose takes his shirt off and goes for a powerbomb but gets back body dropped into the tacks! Darby closes the lid on Andrade and jumps on it to keep it shut...
Darby Allin wins by putting Andrade el Idolo in the coffin and closing it.
Post-match, Sting helps Darby into the ring and they stand tall.
The Hardy Boyz appear on the stage to do the “DELETE!” hands in celebration of Andrade’s defeat.
That’s the show, folks.