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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (May 4, 2022): MYSTERY OPPONENT

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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 Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena in Baltimore, and will feature MJF bringing in a mystery opponent with unteachable skills to take out Wardlow! Plus, Ring of Honor Women’s champion (and Impact star) Deonna Purrazzo vs. interim ROH Women’s champ Mercedes Martinez, Blackpool Combat Club in trios action against Angelico, The Butcher & The Blade, two Owen Hart qualifiers in Bobby Fish vs. Jeff Hardy & Rey Fenix vs. Dante Martin, Chris Jericho battles Santana... 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!


Rich and powerful ascend complicated bends to be free to indulge in what they will and jaded thrill or fantasy. Shuttered windows that belie all stifled cries from within and prying eyes are blind to proceedings of the kind that begin in the dead of night, but me? I’m just here to liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with the intro video.

Adam Cole joins the commentary desk.

Bobby Fish vs. Jeff Hardy (Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Qualifying Match)

Feeling out, Hardy with a hip toss, putting Fish in the corner and laying headbutts and shoulder thrusts in, whip reversed and Bobby rams him into the corner and lights him up with punches. Off the ropes, sliding lariat, not enough to keep Jeff down so early!

To the floor, dragon screw puts Hardy into the turnbuckles and we go to break.

Back from commercial, both men are down and out, Fish blocks a jawbreaker, front kick blocked, jawbreaker blocked again, duck a lariat, this time Hardy hits the jawbreaker! Both men grinding down, Jeff goes up top, but Bobby recovers and chops him down with a kick!

Fish hits the avalanche Falcon Arrow... NO DEAL BUT HE HANGS ON WITH A KNEEBAR AFTER THE KICKOUT! Hardy drags himself to his feet, shrugs off an elbow... WHISPER IN THE WIND! Up top...

Jeff Hardy wins by pinfall with the Swanton Bomb.

Post-match, the Young Bucks come to the ring.

The square up with the Hardy Boyz and jaw at each other before the Bucks break off to check on Bobby Fish.

A William Regal-narrated Blackpool Combat Club video package follows.

Angelico & Butcher and the Blade (Andy “Butcher” Williams & Pepper “Blade” Parks) vs. Blackpool Combat Club (“American Dragon” Bryan Danielson, Jon Moxley, & Wheeler YUTA)

Brawling before the bell, Moxley and Butcher getting into it, Blade choking Danielson with his shirt and we get a bell! Trying to chop Bryan down to size, tag to Angelico, busting out some wacky llave hold, Dragon reverses to a sunset flip and lays the kicks in! Smashing him into the corner, big chops and kicks!

Tags made, YUTA working Parks over, blind tag from Williams, he shrugs off a dropkick from Wheeler! Forearms, Butcher shoves him off, he decks Angelico but Blade trips him up and Andy hits the freight train crossbody as we go to break!

Back from commercial, AFO are working YUTA over but he hits a German suplex on the Butcher! Hot tag to Moxley, running wild on Blade with lariats, following him to the floor and throwing him over the timekeeper’s table and into the steel steps! Mox biting Butcher’s forehead, Angelico tags in and lands a fakeout enzuigiri!

Jon drops him with a lariat, tag to Danielson, missile dropkick into the kip-up! Wrists clutched, YUTA and Mox neutralize the other two with submissions and the American Dragon kicks Angelico’s head in! Traingle choke applied, flexing...

Blackpool Combat Club win by submission with a triangle choke from Bryan Danielson on Angelico.

Backstage, Jurassic Express confront Team Taz and Jungle Boy says a match feels like fun but Ricky Starks seems spicy so why not spice it up— he wants a shot at the FTW Championship first.

Starks accepts his challenge and says next week he’ll show him what a real man is all about.

Commentary informs us that Wardlow vs. Mystery Opponent is next, after the break.

Back from commercial, Keith Lee and Shane Strickland are interviewed backstage.

Strickland says Starks and Hobbs have unfinished with them, and Lee unloads a thesaurus on them.

Maxwell Jacob Friedman makes his entrance and gets on the mic.

He says he’d love to say it’s great to be back here in Maryland, but then he’d be a lying piece of shit. Speaking of, hey everybody, it’s Wardlow! He’s gonna go watch the match in the back, but he should be terrified of the man about to come through the curtain, seven feet of sheer unadulterated power who’s never taken an L in his life, the Big W, William Morrissey!

Wardlow vs. William Morrissey

Big men testing their strength, collar and elbow, stalemate. Wardlow picks him up and rams him into the corner before flexing! Knee lift from Morrissey, clubbing blows, corner to corner and Mr. Mayhem lights him up with strikes in the corner! William with a big leapfrog into a big boot!

Action to the floor, Morrissey whips Wardlow hard into the post and smashes his face into the apron over and over! Back inside, whip reversed, Bossman Slam... WARDLOW KICKS OUT! Getting Mr. Mayhem in the turnbuckles, jockeying for position, and Wardlow hits a moonsault!

The straps are down, he gets Morrissey up...

Wardlow wins by pinfall with a powerbomb.

Post-match, Wardlow destroys security as they arrive to try and put the cuffs back on him! MJF sends another wave of mooks after him but he overwhelms them and powerbombs one of them into the crush on the floor!

Wardlow gets on the mic and says he won’t stop and he’ll beat everyone MJF throws against him no matter how big and strong until Friedman gives him a match! Max asks him how he’d like a match where if he wins he gets out of his contract. Friedman polls the crowd and says he’s on, BUT... he’s got a couple conditions.

And he’ll give him those conditions in a contract signing, and not in a dump like Baltimore, no, it’ll be in the most magical place in the world, Long Island, New York.

Dr. Britt Baker, DMD and Jamie Hayter are interviewed backstage with Ruby Soho and Toni Storm.

They bicker back and forth and Ruby says they’re counting down the minutes until 5:30 on Friday when they get to fight.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, “Hangman” Adam Page is interviewed in the ring by Tony Schiavone.

He says he could talk about how much he respects CM Punk and so on and so forth but he’s not going to. This is going to be no Bret Hart tribute match, he’s going to destroy CM Punk and people will be going back to the merch stand to get refunds on their Punk gear.

He hates to be the bearer of bad news, but as champion, he’s responsible for telling us that our beloved CM Punk isn’t here tonight, and it’s probably because he’s off filming some TV show. He wanted a fight, he’s got one, and it’ll be the fight of his life.

Commentary hypes up Konosuke Takeshita’s TV debut, coming soon.

Sonjay Dutt, Jay Lethal, and Satnam Singh cut a promo backstage.

Dutt complains about the lack of a red carpet for any of them and so on.

Chris Jericho vs. Santana

Santana jumps Jericho as he makes his entrance and beats him down, whipping him into the barricade, Chris comes back at him, brawling continues, referee Aubrey Edwards tries to restore order but Santana’s in his own world!

Finally inside, we get the bell, Y2J with a triangle dropkick to send him crashing to the floor and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Santana cuts Jericho out of midair with a dropkick! Chris with chops in the corner, whip reversed, Santana blocks a bulldog, lands a lariat, straight suplex turns into the Three Amigos! Up in the turnbuckles, jockeying for position, Santana knocks him down, diving splash for two!

Looking for the Walls of Jericho, locking it on, crawling and Santana gets the ropes! Trading chops, Santana with a back roll into an Ace Crusher... NOT ENOUGH! Back and forth...

Chris Jericho wins by pinfall with the Judas Effect.

Post-match, the Jericho Appreciation Society jump Ortiz and Santana and beat them down.

Samoa Joe cuts a terrifying promo on Jay Lethal where he asks if he’s a brave man, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, the Ass Boys have presents for the Acclaimed. They open them to reveal scissors and they all hoot and holler.

Brian Pillman, Jr. is in the ring with Griff Garrison and Julia Hart and he gets on the mic.

Pillman gets on the mic and admits that he’s been chastised because of all the long months and feud with the House of Black and seeing everything he’s worked for get torn apart. He shouts out a friend of his late father’s, John Harbaugh, in the crowd and says he attacks each day with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind.

He talks about the House of Black trying to drive them apart but today is a new day and he’s feel really goddamn enthusiastic about keeping their group together, and he calls them out for a match right now!

Enter the House of Black.

They surround the Blonds and attack! They lawn dart Brian into Griff and Brody King cannonballs them! Malakai Black corners Julia Hart and stares her down as she trembles. She walks past him, Buddy Matthews grabs her by the shoulders and Brody King gives her a chair.

Julia holds the chair high but doesn’t have the heart to whack Garrison with it, so Black rips her eyepatch off and shoves her down! She has a meltdown and sobs and Death Triangle makes the save!

“Smart” Mark Sterling is backstage with Jade Cargill and her baddies and they cut a promo about how they’re gonna dominate the Owen.

Dante Martin vs. Rey Fenix (Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Qualifying Match)

Fast-paced back and forth early, Martin to the floor, Fenix walks the ropes and dives on him and we go to break.

Martin with a side headlock, Fenix blocks, body blows, springboard solebutt, springboard Russian legsweep, Dante fires back an inverted exploder suplex, boot up, enzuigiri, up in the turnbuckles, Martin kicks him down and perches, diving crossbody... SO CLOSE!

Twisting suplex from Dante, cover for two, Fenix with a Hurricanrana... NOT ENOUGH! Slingshot into a powerbomb, drop the powerbomb into an Ace Crusher... DANTE MARTIN WILL NOT STAY DOWN! Getting under him, Martin reverses the spin-out Muscle Buster and lands a superkick!

Back up top, avalanche Spanish Fly, land on their feet, Martin snaps off a Poison Frankensteiner! To the apron, springboard, double jump, Rey floats over, inverted suplex lift...

Rey Fenix wins by pinfall with a Fire Thunder Driver.

Darby Allin and Sting cut a promo where they talk about what a special night Jeff Hardy vs. Darby is gonna be and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Thunder Rosa makes her entrance and says she’s gonna tell her story, full of good guys, bad guys, successes, and failures.

She starts with a success, her AEW Women’s World Championship reign, and talks about hwo she came to this company with no expectations but to elevate the division, and she carried a lot of weight for a long time, and she was able to become who she is today.

Today she can say with confidence that she’s the top competitor in the division and one of the best, and she wants to wrestle the best with the most experience. Which brings her to another story— before she was Thunder Rosa, she drove eight hours to see one wrestler and one wrestler only.

This wrestler inspired her to become the best wrestler she could be, so she wants to call out the number one contender, Serena Deeb.

Deeb comes out and says it’s been a long time and she’s watched Rosa scratch and claw to the top and she respects her. And she truly believes they can make this the best women’s division in the world, but in order for that to happen, the best woman in the world has to be champion.

Rosa asks what she’s saying and Deeb admits that she’s the champion and that suggests that she’s the best, but everybody’s thinking it— it’s about time that Serena became champion.

Commentary hypes up our next couple weeks of shows.

John Silver cuts a promo on CM Punk, asking if he wants to dance with the Meat Man, because next week they’re wrestling in his home town.

Deonna Purrazzo (c) vs. Mercedes Martinez (i) (ROH Women’s World Championship)

I lost the first part of the match to a Chorus error but here we go...

Back from commercial, both women pull themselves up the apron and back inside, Forehead to forehead, slugging it out, Martinez is fired up, charging boot, more forearms, Purrazzo with a float-over Russian legsweep, standing moonsault... NOPE!

Sunset flip, roll through, Mercedes hits the fisherman buster... NOPE! Elbow, big rolling slam from Deonna for two! Gotch lift blocked, roll-through, stereo lariats and both women are down and out! Boot up in the corner, Martinez cuts her off, fireman’s carry slam, surfboard stomp!

Putting a Romero Special on, pulling back, Deonna blocks by biting the arm but Mercedes pulls through into the Dragon sleeper... IT’S OVER!

Mercedes Martinez wins by submission with a Dragon sleeper to become Undisputed ROH Women’s World Champion.

That’s the show, folks.

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