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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (July 27, 2022): Fight For The Fallen

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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 is Fight For The Fallen 2022, and comes our way from DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. Bryan Danielson returns to action for the first time since Double or Nothing, and faces off Daniel Garcia! Plus, interim AEW World champ Jon Moxley takes on Rush, Miyu Yamashita gets her shot at Women’s champion Thunder Rosa, and Ricky Starks FTW championship open challenge will put him in the ring with Danhausen! Plus, Swerve Strickland deals with Tony Nese & Smart Mark Sterling in a handicap match, Jungle Boy has something to say, 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!


It was late at night, you held on tight. From an empty seat, a flash of light. It would take awhile to make you smile. Somewhere in these eyes, I’m on your side. You wide-eyed girls, you get it right, but me? I’m just here to liveblog this pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with the intro video.

Jon Moxley (c) vs. Rush (AEW Interim World Championship)

Rush blasting Moxley out the gates and beating him down on the floor! Inside the ring, back out, Jon already bleeding from a bite wound on his forehead, El Toro Blanco licking the blood, throwing him into the barricade! Rush gets a chairshot to the leg in, throws Mox back inside but he immediately pops up into a suicide dive!

Snap suplex on the floor, the blood flowing as Jon throws headbutts, back inside and trading chops, Rush with a superkick and a snap scoop powerslam! Back on the floor, El Toro Blanco choking Moxley with a camera cable, licking the blood again as we go to break!

Back from commercial and Mox hits a superplex and starts to fire up! Trading chops, trading German suplexes, rolling elbow gets a huge lariat and both men are down! Wristlock stomps, Rush gets a desperate belly-to-belly suplex into the ropes! Up top and jockeying for position, Jose runs interference, Andrade runs in and crotches Moxley!

Lucha Brothers run in and run el Idolo off, Mox with a victory roll... SO CLOSE! Rush pasts him with a right hand, Jon with a lariat, a knee in return and El Toro Blanco crosses his arms... STRAITJACKET PILEDRIVER FOR TWO! Jon with a basement dropkick, underhooks... RUSH KICKS OUT OF DEATHRIDER!

Sleeper hold applied...

Jon Moxley wins by submission with a sleeper hold.

Post-match, Chris Jericho makes his entrance, flanked by Tay Conti, Anna Jay, Sammy Guevara, and Angelo Parker.

Jericho gets on the mic and says the roll Moxley is on is nothing compared to the roll that the Jericho Appreciation Society is on, and Daniel Garcia is gonna kick Bryan Danielson’s head in and finish the job he started. Sammy Guevara is going to annihilate Dante Martin, and Anna Jay asked for an opportunity and they gave her one and it paid off huge.

Anna says she took the opportunity and now she’s Anna JAS, the sexiest and the toughest and she’ll choke everybody out to prove it. Jericho whines about Eddie Kingston brutalizing him and breaking his nose and leaving him in a barbed wire spiderweb and having to be cut out like a horsefly, but he beat Eddie Kingston.

And now he’s gonna beat Jon Moxley and he’s demanding his rematch for the AEW World Championship at Quake By the Lake in two weeks, and he’ll be the first ever two-time champ.

Mox says he hates Chris Jericho and he hates this kind of sports entertainment bullshit and he can take his interim and shove it up his ass because he IS the two-time AEW World Champion. He used to look up to Chris and he believes that in his own way he is the greatest of all time, but everything he’s got going on right now is pathetic.

He made the AEW World Championship what it is and if Jericho has the balls to leave all the trash at home and carry his own bags to Minneapolis, he doesn’t want the Wizard or Le Champion on the King of Trademarks or whatever his name is this week, he wants the guy he saw in VHS tapes and in the back of magazines, the guy from Super J-Cup, he wants the Lionheart.

If the AEW World Championship is defended on his watch, it’ll be Jon Moxley vs. the last survivor of the Hart Dungeon, “Lionheart” Chris Jericho. Anybody but the best need not apply.

Dante Martin is interviewed backstage.

He says Sammy Guevara’s been taking too many vacations eating grapes and getting his feet rubbed while Dante’s been here working hard and getting respect, and he’s gonna have Skye Blue in his corner to counter Tay Conti tonight.

Danhausen vs. “Absolute” Ricky Starks (c) (FTW Championship)

Danhausen goes to curse Starks and gets dropped by a boot! Ricky curses him back and eats a boot of his own! Bridging northern lights suplex for one, looking for a Cobra Twist but Starks counters with an enzuigiri! Folding press, very nice, very evil, only two!

Ricky ducks a lariat, hits the spear...

Ricky Starks wins by pinfall with a spear to retain the FTW Championship.

Post-match, Starks gets on the mic and says Danhausen might be very nice and very evil, but he’s not absolute, and just like last week he’s got more in the tank and he wants another challenger, for real this time.


HOOK vs. “Absolute” Ricky Starks (c) (FTW Championship)

HOOK ducks a punch and lights Starks up with body blows into the corner! A headbutt, whip reversed, reversed, exploder suplex! Standing neck crank, Ricky with chops to block, back suplex connects! Whip across, hip toss blocked, HOOK stays on his feet, El Camino countered, spear connects but Starks picks him back up for Roshambo!


HOOK wins by submission with Redrum to become the new FTW Champion.

Post-match Starks offers a fist bump and HOOK accepts it to send us to break.

Back from commercial, we get a recap of the title change we just got.

“Absolute” Ricky Starks is interviewed in the ring, “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs at his side.

He says obviously he lost and he’s no stranger to losing and he’s okay with that, but he wants everybody to know that he was given that title when people thought it was a noose and he turned it into a tie. He took metal and leather and made it to gold, he did it, and he exceeded all expectations.

He busted ass every day and deserves to be here and talk to us for more than forty seconds. People in the back tell him “be patient” “wait your turn” but he’s tired of hearing that, his time is last month, last year, right now. He hasn’t had a string of bad luck, it’s bad bad timing, and that’s why he and Hobbs—


The Acclaimed cut a promo about how they roasted the Ass Boys last week, and they’re gonna roast them again just to be jerks about it, and you have to watch the music video to find out what kind of match they’re gonna have. Bring your ass wipes, your ass cream, and wear your assless chaps, because they’re taking out the trash on Friday.

Dante Martin vs. Sammy Guevara

Collar and elbow, off the ropes, Guevara drops him with a headbutt, Martin pops up with a side headlock, off the ropes, leapfrog, backflip, dropkick and Sammy kips up while Dante staggers! Taunting, chops and forearms, whip across, leapfrog, shove, drop down, leapfrog, Martin with a dropkick and a taunt of his own!

Roll under, kip-up, Sammy clobbers him and throws him to the floor! Guevara off the ropes, baseball slide, nobody home, wrecking ball dropkick, off the ropes, Dante with a fakeout quebrada to standing and Sammy decides to walk, leaving hand-in-hand with Tay Conti.

Martin attacks Guevara and throws him into the orchestra pit, charging from the LED board... TOPE CON GIRO INTO THE PIT AND WE GO TO BREAK!

Back from commercial, Guevara in control but Martin back body drops him over the ropes and to the floor! Off the ropes, springboard... SAMMY CUTS HIM OUT OF MID-AIR WITH A JUMPING KNEE! Corkscrew dive follows it up, back inside, cover... NOPE! Dante counters a GTH attempt into a backslide for two, up and over, overrotated back suplex... NOPE!

Martin going for Nose Dive, met in the ropes, back superplex attempt but Martin lands on his feet! Standing Spanish Fly... SO CLOSE! Back and forth, Sammy gets an Ace Crusher, follows it up...

Sammy Guevara wins by pinfall with GTH.

Post-match, Blue and Conti jaw at each other and Anna Jay runs down to back her pal up and beat Skye down together! Ruby Soho, Ortiz, and Eddie Kingston run down to make the save!

Daniel Garcia is interviewed backstage.

He asks Bryan Danielson where he’s been and says he’s been in the ring getting sharper every week. Has Danielson been getting sharper or is he gardening with his wife and kids? He’s gonna send Dragon back on vacation and after that they’ll call Garcia the greatest technical sports entertainer in the world.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial we get a promo from Sonjay Dutt, Jay Lethal, and Satnam Singh.

Dutt is ranting about Samoa Joe but Lethal cuts him off and says he’s more concerned about their unfinished business with Best Friends.

Best Friends roll up and say it’s funny that they’re talking about them like they’re not standing six feet away from them in tie dye suits. Their dance card is empty for Rampage, but they know Sonjay isn’t wrestling anymore so—

Dutt cuts them off and says he’ll fight them and it’ll be a trios match, and Best Friends accept! They walk off on Sonjay laments what he’s just agreed to.

“Jungle Boy” Jack Perry makes his entrance, flanked by Luchasaurus.

Jack gets on the mic and calls Christian Cage the biggest pussy he’s met in his entire life. He congratulates him for being more relevant than he’s ever been in his career and tells him off for tucking and running the second Perry came back. And he doesn’t get his motivation, what, he threw him out of a battle royal a year ago?

He missed out on a bonus? For somebody wrestling as long as Christian has, that shouldn’t be a big deal, but then he realized why Cage needed the money, because he’s strapped for cash because his wife just divorced his bitch ass! And just like the bad guys in the movies with turtlenecks and small pricks (why do you think his wife left him) he needed somebody to protect him so he found himself a monster.

But that monster was his best friend, and so Luchasaurus protected Christian... to make sure he’d be in one piece for Jungle Boy. Cage needs to give him everything he’s got, because he can take it. Three years ago, he was standing in a dirt hole with his uncle Dave and a shovel.

He saw his tears fall and turn the dirt into mud as he dug his father’s grave with his own two hands— Christian interrupts from backstage.

Cage says Luchasaurus made a big mistake, because he’s seen how he can guide him and his future was main events and gold for days, but he threw it all away to remain Jungle Boy’s lapdog. He didn’t run away because he was scared, but because he was afraid of what he might do to Jack, and the next thing he’ll drape over him is a body bag.

And then he won’t need to worry about his father being disrespected, because he can just kick up some dirt and roll over next to him! He’s told him all of his secrets, and now he’s gonna prey on his weakness.

The Young Bucks are backstage, not wanting to cut a promo.

Brandon Cutler tries to sell them on having him as a third in the tournament to crown trios champions but they’re not having it. They turn a corner and see “Hangman” Adam Page. They exchange birthday grettings and Matt says he wanted to talk to Page about how he feels, but he gets interrupted by the Dark Order.

They want to celebrate Hangman’s birthday and the Bucks move on. Matt tells Brandon to cut the camera and this time he does.

“Smart” Mark Sterling & Tony Nese vs. Shane “Swerve” Strickland (Handicap Match)

Nese starting, circling, Strickland goes to clear the apron and Tony lands some kicks as Keith Lee watches from a monitor backstage. Tijeras, Swerve catches a kick, capture backbreaker, off the ropes with a lariat! Sterling runs interference, Nese pulls Shane off the apron to the floor and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Nese has a bodyscissors in but Strickland posts over and counters with punches! Charging forearm, whip across, duck a lariat, duck a chop, pump kick and Sterling inadvertently tags in! Shane gives chase but Tony cuts him off. Big right hand, diving corkscrew uppercut, Swerve is fired up!

Again Nese tries to cut him off, this time Strickland puts him on the apron and superkicks him to set up a slingshot Swerve Stomp to the floor! Smart Mark runs away, Strickland lines him up...

Shane Strickland wins by pinfall with a pump kick on “Smart” Mark Sterling.

We cut backstage, where Josh Woods has laid Keith Lee out! Swerve notices Woods standing over Lee on the tron and Nese blindsides him!

We get a House of Black promo about how god and the devil are the same thing these days, and that’s where guys like Malakai Black and Miro come into play. Miro’s spent his life worshipping the throne, but he’ll make it so that Miro sits on the throne and everyone kneels before him.

Brody King calls Darby Allin out and asks if he knows why he attacks him in public? It’s because he can, and it won’t stop until his casket drops, and he’s here to beat him at his own game, in a coffin match.

We get a highlight reel of PAC defending the All-Atlantic Championship and of Thunder Rosa defending the Women’s World Championship internationally in recent weeks, and we go to break.

Miyu Yamashita vs. Thunder Rosa (c) (AEW Women’s World Championship)

Yamashita out the gates with an arm wringer, wristlock, snapmare and a reverse chinlock counter, headlock takeover reversed into a pin but Rosa hangs onto it. Whip to the corner, up and over, off the ropes, drop down, arm drag, trading pins to no finish!

Miyu off the ropes, Thunder catches her and lands some knees, front chancery, jockeying for position, Yamashita reverses and sweeps her leg! Dodging a stomp, Rosa hits a shotgun dropkick and yells into the camera before laying a chop in! More chops, Miyu explodes off the apron with a kick and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Rosa with a bridging northern lights suplex... NOPE! Trading forearms in the middle of the ring, off the ropes, la casadora, Yamashita counters into a wheelbarrow German suplex... NOT ENOUGH! Thunder ducks a crescent kick, front kick, Fire Thunder Driver reversed and Miyu hits an enzuigiri! Another kick... ROSA GETS THE ROPES!

Fireman’s carry, Thunder reverses, DDT, reversed, Rosa kicks out of the inside cradle! Crescent kick gets a knee strike, a second knee is blocked, Thunder with a roundhouse kick, on the shoulder...

Thunder Rosa wins by pinfall with the Fire Thunder Driver to retain the AEW Women’s World Championship.

Post-match, Rosa offers a handshake and Yamashita accepts.

Commentary hypes up our announced matches for Rampage and next week’s Dynamite (featuring the return of the Undisputed Elite), as well as Quake by the Lake, and we go to break.

“American Dragon” Bryan Danielson vs. “Red Death” Daniel Garcia

Chris Jericho is on commentary for this one.

Danielson right in with a running corner dropkick, chest kicks, taking Garcia to the next corner for more kicks! Whip across, running corner dropkick, uppercuts, whip across, Daniel with a front kick, Bryan back body drops him to the floor and throws a suicide dive!

Back inside, Garcia fighting from guard but Dragon hammers him with forearms! Red Death looking for a hangman’s neckbreaker, Danielson fights it but he gets it and gets a two count! To the floor, hard whip into the barricade, Daniel rips up the mat and exposes the bare concrete floor!

Another whip into the barricade but Bryan explodes off with an elbow and breaks the count! Chest kicks on a chair against the barricade, running dropkick through Red Death’s head! Throwing him back inside, perching, missile dropkick! Dragon slow to capitalize, Garcia with hammerfists, Danielson unable to protect himself!

Bryan crawls into the corner, big chops follow him, Red Death whips him across, backflip up and over, duck a lariat but Danielson collapses! To the floor again, Daniel throws him into the steel steps and referee Bryce Remsburg admonishes him to finish in the ring! Garcia hooks Dragon... DDT ON THE CONCRETE AND WE GO TO BREAK!

Back from commercial, Danielson is gashed open on the forehead but he’s still got fight in him! Big right hand, he collapses and Garcia follows up with a front kick and stomps! Choking Bryan in the ropes, clawing at the wound, putting boots to him in the corner!

Setting Dragon up top, biting the wound, Red Death living up to his nickname, Danielson turns him around... THE BACK SUPERPLEX IS YOUR FIVE MINUTE WARNING! Trading chops, Bryan gritting his teeth and laying into him! Chest kicks, wrists clutched but Daniel counters into a sleeper hold!

Danielson fights to his feet, rolls through... CATTLE MUTILATION IS IN! Rolling through, Tiger suplex... SO CLOSE! Looking for the overhead elbows but Garcia reverses and throws elbows of his own! Dragon back on his feet, reversing again, more elbows! REGALPLEX FOR A NEARFALL!

Lying in wait, superkick counters the Busaiku Knee, suplex for two, step-through, Sharpshooter reversed into an inside cradle... STILL NO! Bryan shrugs off a slap, rolling elbow, duck under a lariat, charge in... BUSAIKU KNEE! Omoplata, Garcia fights to the ropes like a madman and gets them!

Daniel runs away, Danielson with the diving knee off the apron, he tries to come back in but an arm has him trapped from under the apron! Garcia with a piledriver! Stepping through... THE SHARPSHOOTER IS IN! DANIEL WRENCHES BACK! DRAGON CLAWING, SCRAPING, REFUSING TO GIVE! HE PASSES OUT! REMSBURG CALLS IT!

Daniel Garcia wins by referee stoppage with the Sharpshooter.

Post-match, Jake Hager comes out from under the ring to raise Garcia’s hand and Jericho joins the celebration.

That’s the show, folks.

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