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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (Jan. 25, 2023): Mark Briscoe debuts

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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 TNT.

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.

AEW hits the Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky for a show that will honor the life & legacy of Jay Briscoe as his brother Mark debuts against their long-time ROH colleague Jay Lethal. We’ll also see House of Black’s Buddy Matthews answer Darby Allin’s TNT title Open Challenge, and Bryan Danielson try to survive Brian Cage so he can keep marching toward a Revolution Iron Man match with World champ MJF! Plus, Daddy Ass Billy Gunn is taking his real and surrogate sons to family therapy, Le Sex Gods Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara want to slow Ricky Starks & Action Andretti’s roll, JungleHOOK go against Ethan Page & (Broken?) Matt Hardy, Toni Storm vs. Ruby Soho, and more!

Come right back here at 8 pm ET when the Dynamite live blog kicks off once the show starts on TNT. It will be below this line here.

Enjoy the show!


Gimme back my bullets, put ‘em back where they belong. Ain’t foolin’ around ‘cause I done had my fun, ain’t gonna see no more damage done, just gonna liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you folks.

The show opens with the intro video.

Action Andretti & “Absolute” Ricky Starks vs. Le Sex Gods (Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara)

Guevara and Andretti to start, little bit of mat grappling, off the ropes, leapfrog, duck a lariat, moonsault over the drop down, Oklahoma roll for two, moonsault into a stalemate! Action with a tilt-a-whirl headscissors, looking for a quebrada or something but Sammy runs away!

Triangle dropkick knocks Guevara to the floor, back in, off the ropes and right into a dropkick! Sammy off the ropes a couple times, bailing to the floor, Andretti dives on Daniel Garcia and Guevara dives on him in turn! Back inside, Sammy goes for an avalanche Frankensteiner but Action lands on his feet and then catches him with a Spanish Fly for a deep two count!

Tags made, Starks and Jericho square up, forehead to forehead, throwing chops in the middle of the ring! Into the corner, back elbow, knucklelock, step up, Ricky walking the ropes for that Old School... SAMMY GUEVARA TAKES HIM OUT WITH AN ACE CRUSHER! Cover for two, cocky one-foot pin from Y2J!

Quick tags, working Starks over, he lays Sammy out with a kick and gets some separation. Crawling, tag made and Andretti lays Guevara out with elbows and lariats! Jericho runs in, Andretti takes him out, STO backbreaker into a neckbreaker and one for Y2J as well!

Suicide dive on Jericho, one for Guevara too and Action Andretti is fired up! Starks with a tornado DDT, Andretti slingshot double jump crooked moonsault... ONLY TWO! Whip reversed, duck a lariat, double crossbody and both men are down and out! Jericho in, off the ropes, spear... SAMMY TRIES TO BREAK IT UP BUT ELBOWS JERICHO!

Chris with a schoolboy and a handful of tights but Ricky kicks out, Last Ride... STILL NO! Andretti back in, springboard gamengiri, he goes up top, split-leg moonsault... JERICHO GOT THE KNEES UP! Tag made, Guevara ducks a lariat and lands a high knee! Backbreaker rack, Action slips out, rolling solebutt, knee, 540 roundhouse connects!

Off the ropes, Chris grabs him, Starks pulls Y2J off the apron and smashes him into the post! Sammy with a back suplex, Andretti lands on his feet, Poison Frankensteiner! Backbreaker rack... GUEVARA KICKS OUT OF AN ARGENTINE NECKBREAKER! Ricky hits Roshambo on Jericho on the floor!

Sammy fighting alone, up top, gets caught on the Ace Crusher attempt but Guevara slips out of the rack! Daniel Garcia gets a cheap shot in with Floyd...

Le Sex Gods win by pinfall with GTH from Sammy Guevara on Action Andretti.

We get a memorial video for the late, great Jay Briscoe.

Buddy Matthews makes his entrance, accompanied by Julia Hart, to send us to break.

Buddy Matthews vs. Darby Allin (c) AEW TNT Championship)

Circling, Matthews clocks Allin with a hard knee and takes him to the floor for a beating! Penalty Kick off the apron blocked, Darby with a back heel trip, back inside, off the ropes, Buddy catches the dive and suplexes him into the apron before following it with a backbreaker into the apron and a giant swing into the barricade!

Allin with a Frankensteiner into the barricade to counter, back inside, boots but Matthews trips him up by yanking the ring skirt! Darby in pain, clutching his taped up leg, Buddy presses the attack with a Meteora on the apron for two! Allin gouging the eyes to get a Diamond Dust, up top, Coffin Drop to the floor!

Back inside, the lights go out and they come up with Brody King and Malakai Black on the ramp staring Sting down... ORTIZ MAKES THE SAVE WITH A BASEBALL BAT! AVALANCHE POWERBOMB FROM BUDDY GETS TWO AS THEY BRAWL TO THE BACK AND WE GO TO BREAK!

Back from commercial, Matthews sets him up for Cheeky Nando’s, blocked, electric chair to switch gears, Allin with punches, rocking Buddy to his knees and setting up a Poison Frankensteiner that sends him to the floor! Throwing Matthews into the barricade, smashing him into it a few times for good measure, drawing him up and throwing him back into the ring!

Back inside, up top, diving crossbody, roll through into a cover for two! Float over, crucifix driver... MATTHEWS KICKS OUT! Slowly to their feet and trading strikes, Darby fires up with palm strikes, Yoshi Tonic reversed into a backslide for two! Solebutt, buckle bomb, Blackout... NOT ENOUGH!

Back and forth with bombs, Allin with an avalance inverted DDT... SO CLOSE! Getting Matthews caught up in the ropes, Darby off the top...

Darby Allin wins by pinfall with the Coffin Drop, retaining the AEW TNT Championship.

Post-match, Tony Schiavone interviews Darby Allin and talks up his recent victories, but Samoa Joe interrupts on the tron before any answers are forthcoming.

Joe says in times of old, theft was punished by cutting off a hand, but in the kingdom of the True King of Television, he’ll be punished by having everything stolen from him, and he’s coming back for what is his and he will not be usurped. Darby will learn that winning that title is the greatest mistake of his career, so speaks the king.

We get a comeback video package for Adam Cole.

The Firm make their entrance, “All Ego” Ethan Page on the mic crowing about how he and Matt Hardy are getting along great but they all agree he’s the star of the show. All of them except Isiah Kassidy, who disagrees. Stokely Hathaway asks why he’s wearing one of Page’s shirts then, and makes him put his chain on.

JungleHOOK (HOOK & “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry) vs. the Firm (“All Ego” Ethan Page & Matt Hardy)

Perry and Hardy to start, but Page immediately tags himself in. Whip reversed, tijeras from Jack, arm wringer, handful of hair and Ethan gets him in the corner for a tag! Jungle Boy breaks away, stalemate, All Ego shoves HOOK and runs away! Fighting HOOK on the floor, smashing him into the apron, Ego’s Edge blocked with a dive from Perry!

Back inside, Matt wants the Side Effect, blocked, whip reversed, front kick, off the ropes, Page trips him up and gets back on the apron. Tag made, double Iconoclasm sets up a double delayed vertical suplex! With The Firm in control, we go to break.

Back from commercial, Perry gets the better of the Firm and tags HOOK in! Big lariat for Page, cradle gutwrench suplex, block a lariat, T-Bone suplex connects! Tag to Jungle Boy, off the ropes, back body drop to the apron, Redrum blocked when Hardy pulls him off the apron, small package for two!

Jawbreaker, Hardy with a blind tag, Jungle Boy springboards right into a Side Effect! Calling for it, front kick, Twist of Fate is set up but All Ego wants the tag! Matt obliges and Ethan goes for it but Jack reverses into Snare Trap! All Ego crawling for it, HOOK pulls Matt off the apron...

JungleHOOK win by submission with Snare Trap from Jack Perry on Ethan Page.

We cut to the Acclaimed, Daddy Ass, and the Ass Boys in family therapy.

Billy Gunn asks when they became entitled spoiled brats and the Gunns point out that he ditched them as kids and they always come second. Anthony Bowens says the two of them are the biggest pieces of shit he’s ever met, and they had all the time in the world to fix their relationship with their father, and instead they ran wild with jealousy the second daddy gave them some attention.

Max Caster says they can’t be the Acclaimed and they’d have been fine as a unit with Billy but they wouldn’t have the top selling t-shirt. The Gunns talk about all their problems in the relationship, they bicker and Billy says they took the easy way out.

They say their faults are his failure as a father, Daddy Ass asks what they want, what will make them happy, and they say they want the title belts and they leave, sending us to break.

Back from commercial, Renee Paquette interviews “Hangman” Adam Page backstage.

He says sometimes she asks questions he really doesn’t want to answer, and the more he tries to look forward the more he sees back to Ohio where this thing with Jon Moxley began, and next week they’re in Dayton, so he wants to knock Mox out in Ohio.

Wheeler YUTA rolls up and says Jon will be ready next week and accepts his challenge. And furthermore, he wants to fight Hangman at Rampage on Friday. Adam asks why he thinks what happened to Jon won’t happen to him too and says he’ll see him on Friday.

Brian Cage vs. “American Dragon” Bryan Danielson

Circling, collar and elbow, Cage shoves him away and flexes! Test of strength, Brian grinding him, Danielson breaks his grip with a kick and goes for a leg pick but Cage stays standing. Leg kick, lockup into the corner, shoulder thrusts, big chops, crucifix pin from Bryan sets up overhead elbows to try and grind the Machine down!

Back to his feet, fireman’s carry, Danielson slips out into an omoplata and he’s got the LeBell Lock! Breaking free, Bryan with a baseball slide and a suicide dive to get him off his feet and onto the floor! Up top, Dragon dives and wipes him out with a plancha!

Back inside, Cage rebounds, corner combination sets up a German suplex! He slams Danielson into the apron and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Danielson with leg kicks, backing him into the corner, whip blocked, backflip up and over blocked and countered into a shoulderbreaker! Big German suplex follows, cover for two! Up top, Dragon slips out, running corner dropkick, Bryan with a superplex!

Slow to capitalize but he’s getting fired up, chest kicks, wrists clutched, face stomps, into a triangle choke, Cage tries to deadlift him but Danielson reverses into an ankle lock! Brian fires up, German suplex gets a rolling elbow, flash roundhouse, duck a discus lariat, charging in... THE MACHINE POWERBOMBS HIM INTO THE TURNBUCKLES!

A powerbomb into the mat, Bryan reverses...

Bryan Danielson wins by pinfall with a folding press.

Post-match, Cage lays Danielson out with Weapon X!

Maxwell Jacob Friedman runs down with a chair and Cage throws Bryan out of the ring! Setting the chair up, he threads Bryan’s arm through it and throws him chair-and-arm first into the post! Back in the ring, MJF punches away at Danielson and steps on his injured arm!

Cage puts his arm through the chair again and holds Dragon’s feet so Max can come off the second... KONOSUKE TAKESHITA MAKES THE SAVE AND MJF RUNS AWAY! Takeshita fighting Cage off and he lands a jumping knee!

The ringside doctor checks on Danielson’s arm and we go to break.

Back from commercial we get a recap of the last match and we go in the trainer’s room.

The doctor says, in his medical opinion— Bryan Danielson screams at him, asking if he can wrestle and when he says no he says he wrestled 60 minutes with a separated shoulder and nothing’s gonna stop him. MJF is afraid, of being exposed and of losing the title, but he’s not going to just expose him, he’s gonna show that what’s behind that mask is a fraud, and Bryan Danielson is the person who should be AEW World Champion.

He says he’ll never let the doctor stop him from wrestling ever again and storms off.

We get an inset promo from Ruby Soho telling Toni Storm that her new attitude ends with her.

Ruby Soho vs. Toni Storm

Shoves early, trading forearms, Storm with a boot! Ruby ducks a lariat, forearms and chops in the corner, big jab when Toni tries to fake her out! Whip reversed, up and over, to the apron, Storm with a thumb to the eye and a running hip attack! Out to the floor after her, trading chops, throwing Ruby into the ringpost and sending us to break.

Back from commercial, Soho hits No Future... NOPE! Storm with a cheap shot, pressing the attack, tornado DDT... NOT ENOUGH! Storm Zero attempt, Dr. Britt Baker, DMD makes her entrance for the distraction...

Ruby Soho wins by pinfall with Destination Unknown.

Maxwell Jacob Friedman cuts a promo from a dimly lit room and apologizes for that.

He’s not the first Jew who’s had to hide from a man with blue eyes in a locked room and he has taste, and he knows Konosuke Takeshita is very talented inside the ring but he’s a little smooth-brained up top and he can’t match his tempo, so be very careful before you get involved in his business again.

As for Danielson, this title is what gets him out of bed in the morning, and he knows all of his sins are worth it because this belt turns his catchphrase into a fact, and it’s the only thing he’s ever had that makes him whole, and Bryan wants to take it away, why?

He knows the real reason, and it’s because just like MJF he has a hole in his soul he’s trying to fill, and bad things happen to people that happen with Max in this company, just ask the tall British guy that looks like Ellen Degeneres. Physical pain is fleeting, and you don’t want him to get to the mental pain, because that REALLY leaves a scar.

Tony Khan offered an open contract, so Max has made a call to a man who gets off dismantling people limb from limb, and it’s been a fun right, but it’s over...


We get a video clip for Emi Sakura vs. Jamie Hayter next week.

Jay Lethal makes his entrance to send us to break.

Jay Lethal vs. Mark Briscoe

Headlock takeover gets a headscissors, Briscoe with an arm wringer, shot off, duck an elbow, arm drag and Mark passes him into the corner after. Scoop and a slam, up kick, stalemate! Briscoe getting a head of steam, big kick, the Redneck Kung Fu, whip across, hip toss from Lethal into a dropkick!

Back and forth and we go to break.

Back from commercial, whip reversed, Briscoe to the apron, more Redneck Kung Fu, up top, diving brain chop! Fired up, Lethal with a go-behind but Mark hits the Pele Kick! Stinger Splash, setting Jay up top, big right hand! Cross-arm Iconoclasm... NOPE!

Lethal on a comeback, spinning toehold reversed into a pin, kick combo, Gourdbuster, Jay lines him up, handspring, the Lethal Injection connects but Briscoe rolls to the floor! Big dropkick from Mark, out on the apron, diving blockbuster to the floor! Jay on a table, Briscoe off the top... FROGGY BOW!

Back inside, cover... NOT ENOUGH! Jay Driller reversed into a bridging pin, Lethal Injection countered with a lariat, underhooks, attempt at reversing and Mark hits another lariat! Underhooks again... JAY DRILLER! INTO THE COVER! IT’S OVER!

Mark Briscoe wins by pinfall with the Jay Driller.

Post-match, the roster empties onto the stage to celebrate the life of Jay Briscoe.

That’s the show, folks.

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