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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (Oct. 4, 2023): Adam Copeland speaks


Here’s a place to check results and comment along with a new episode of AEW Dynamite, airing live tonight (Oct. 4) at 8pm ET on TBS.

AEW will be at Stockton Arena in Stockton, California, celebrating Dynamite’s fourth anniversary and sorting through the fallout of last Sunday’s WrestleDream PPV.

Fallout that included the arrival of The Rated R Superstar Edge Adam Copeland, who will get a microphone tonight to talk about being All Elite, and siding with Darby Allin & Sting against his old partner Christian Cage, Nick Wayne & Luchasaurus.

The show will also feature Rey Fenix defending his International championship against Nick Jackson of The Young Bucks, the latest team-up between Chris Jericho & Kenny Omega as they try to get their win back from The Don Callis Family’s Sammy Guevara & Konosuke Takeshita, and more!

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

Enjoy the show!


No one wants to dance, they’re outside smoking cigarettes, but me? I’m just her to liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with commentary hyping up tonight’s card.

Renee Paquette interviews Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega backstage.

Jericho talks up their history, going from opposite sides of the ring on the first Dynamite to teaming tonight.

The camera pans to reveal Adam Copeland standing there.

He says he’s proud to be here for the fourth anniversary and he hopes to be here for the eighth, the twelfth, and the twentieth. He shakes Jericho’s hand, Omega says he was worried when Edge showed up but he’s glad to see him and offers a hand and a promise of any help he might need.

Copeland tells them to go stick it to the Don Callis Family and there you go.

Nick Jackson vs. Rey Fenix (c) (AEW International Championship)

Feeling out, double leg from Fenix, off the ropes, drop down, into trading overhand chops! Rey’s back gives out, he rolls to the apron and Alex Abrahantes and Penta el Zero M check on him. Jackson charges in, double axhandle, sunset flip attempt to the floor but Fenix blocks!

Springboard arm drag to the floor but Rey is hurting! Back inside, Fenix with a chop, goes for a lucha arm drag but slips and Nick blasts him with a lungblower out of the corner! Fenix sent to the floor again and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Fenix with kicks in the corner, duck a lariat, spin out of the ropes, superkick gets a superkick! Rey kips up, Jackson blasts him again, roundhouse kick and both men are down! Jockeying for position to the floor, Nick’s leg comes up lame but he blocks a rolling thunder with an Ace Crusher!

Both men down on the floor, referee Bryce Remsburg counting, back inside, slingshot piledriver... FENIX KICKS OUT! Overhand chop, Rey blocks a lucha arm drag, Jackson kicks him, lame in the leg, back into the corner to make the arm drag happen, Rey up with him... AVALANCHE ACE CRUSHER!

Poison Frankensteiner sets up a flip piledriver... REY FENIX WILL NOT STAY DOWN! Penalty Kick, another one, pulling Rey up, short-arm knee strike... NOT ENOUGH! Back and forth, Rey plants him... STILL NO! Back and forth trading pins...

Rey Fenix wins by pinfall with a victory roll pin, retaining the AEW International Championship.

We get footage of Roderick Strong begging Adam Cole for help last week.

We get a new promo from Adam Cole but the audio quality is underwater and I can’t actually make out anything he or Roddy or the Kingdom are saying, but the gist is that Strong got him a mobility scooter for his foot so they can wheel around together.

Griff Garrison vs. Wardlow

Wardlow puts boots to Garrison and it’s not long before the referee goes ahead and calls it without a pin.

Wardlow wins by referee stoppage with the Powerbomb Symphony.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Renee Paquette interviews Don Callis and Konosuke Takeshita.

Callis says Sammy Guevara pinning Chris Jericho shook AEW to its foundations so bad that the quack doctor declared Sammy unfit to compete. But there’s no shortage of eager young athletes looking for a chance to be part of this family, so on the advice of Will Ospreay, he reached into the vault and pulled Kyle Fletcher out to team with Takeshita tonight.

He tells Chris people remember who wins the war, not the battles, and he means to win the war.

We get a replay of the Adam Cole vignette to make up for the audio problems and this time I get the proper context that they called him over to guilt him into moving furniture on a bad ankle and refusing to let him leave because he “still needs help.”

Butcher and the Blade (Andy “Butcher” Williams & Pepper “Blade” Parks) & Kip Sabian vs. the Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens, Daddy Ass, & “Platinum” Max Caster) (c) (AEW World Trios Championship)

Heels on the attack before the bell, babyfaces turn the tide, and we get a bell! Blade and Caster to start, Butcher with a leg drop, Sabian Arabian press Asai moonsault and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Caster gets a tag! Sabian in as well, Bowens cleaning house, Acclaimed working over Blade, Scissor Me Timbers connects! Anthony with a superkick on Kip, assisted suplex...

The Acclaimed win by pinfall with an assisted suplex on Kip Sabian, retaining the AEW World Trios Championship.

We get the final installment of Toni Storm: Portrait of a Star.

She doesn’t want to talk about how long she’s been wrestling, she wants to talk about now, and she grabs RJ City’s lapels to berate him about how he couldn’t possibly understand, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a video package for Bryan Danielson vs. Zack Sabre, Jr., featuring their dueling post-match “we should have a rematch” promos.

A similar recap of Shane Strickland vs. Adam Page follows, before we’re informed that Strickland and Danielson will meet next week in a #1 contender’s match for the AEW TNT Championship.

We get a recap of the man in the devil mask and his goons beating “Switchblade” Jay White up last week.

Bullet Club Gold make their entrance and get on the mic.

Austin Gunn takes point and announces story time but no, they didn’t come out to address the soft brittle injured one, they want to talk about the short brown-haired one. Colten calls MJF the People’s Douchebag and mock him for coming up with “tofu” as a nickname for Switchblade.

He says Max knows he’ll suffocate if he tries to breathe with the Switchblade, and “Rock Hard” Juice Robinson calls Friedman to the ring, promising he can wear his little Halloween costume to come and face them like a man. But he’s not a man, no, he’s a little itty bitty bloodsucking—

Enter Maxwell Jacob Friedman.

He starts an Ass Boys chant and calls Juice “Talentless Taint” and leads the crowd in a dueling chant of those two nicknames as the Bang Bang Gang do three-way earmuffs on themselves. He talks about all the things he’s achieved in AEW over the last four years and says he’s honest and open about everything because he’s not just a scumbag, he’s our scumbag.

He says he knows for a fact he didn’t attack their boy Tofu, and says he has an idea, a Stockton Street Fight right here and right now! He advances on the ring, they run away, Switchblade is right behind him... BLADE RUNNER!

Jay steals the title belt and puts it on his shoulder to cut a promo. He says he’s a cut above and the cheap parlor tricks and games won’t work on him. He may have gotten the best of him last week, but he’s not fooling anybody, and they’re not buying what he’s selling.

He calls MJF a slimy, gutless coward, and says they need a truly elite champion, and that’s not Max. But hey he’s fair, prove him wrong, put it on the line at Full Gear! He goes to leave with the belt and guns up, but Max stops him to accept his challenge!

Renee Paquette interviews Orange Cassidy and HOOK backstage.

Cassidy says they would have been great champions, but HOOK is still a great champion, because he has a championship. HOOK tells him he deserves a title too and it should be Orange getting a rematch against Fenix and not Jon Moxley. They eat some chips. Renee declines.

Chris Jericho & Kenny Omega vs. Konosuke Takeshita & Kyle Fletcher

Jericho and Takeshita to start, Konosuke with a go-behind, Jericho with a side headlock, shot off, shoulder block. Chris with a shoulder block of his own, tag to Omega, working Takeshita over in the corner. Double suplex, Jericho legal, one-foot pin, no fall. Konosuke rakes the eyes and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Jericho hits the Lionsault on Fletcher! Tag to Omega, axhandles, fireman’s carry on Kyle but he slips out. Back elbow, Kenny sets him in the turnbuckles but Takeshita blindsides him! Fireman’s carry on Konosuke, Finlay Roll to a hanging lungblower!

Half nelson on Fletcher, break, on Takeshita, broken, Kyle hits a Dragon suplex of his own!

Superkick to Jericho, stacking ‘em up, stereo boots! Blue Thunder and Michinoku Drivers in stereo... NO GOOD! Omega with clubbing blows, block a kick, Dragon suplex snaps Fletcher on his neck! Tag to Jericho, chops in the corner, the match breaks down, Kyle snaps off a brainbuster on Kenny and all four men are down!

Fletcher and Jericho trading chops on their knees and to their feet and again both men are down as we go to break.

Back from commercial, Chris with an enzuigiri... TAG MADE! Kenny comes in, trading elbows with Kyle, powerbomb connects, V-Trigger... NOPE! Dragon suplex to Takeshita, Fletcher with a leg lariat, scoop, Kenny slips out, Codebreaker from Jericho, electric chair...

Chris Jericho & Kenny Omega win by pinfall with One-Winged Angel from Omega on Kyle Fletcher.

Post-match, “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs attacks Jericho and Omega and beats them down as Don Callis smiles! Hobbs throws Kenny over the barricade and into the crowd! He breaks a length of steel tubing out of a guardrail and slams the whole rail down on Kenny! He pulls Omega’s head and arm through the gap and traps him!

Hobbs pulls the barricade off of him, smashes him into some chairs, back into the ring, Callis and Takeshita duct tape Kenny’s arms to the ropes! Will goes to smack Kenny with the chair but Callis takes it from him and bashes Omega in the dome with it!

Renee Paquette interviews Maxwell Jacob Friedman in the trainer’s room while the Acclaimed hover in the background.

Max Caster gives MJF a backrub, Friedman pops off and accuses of him of being a weird stalker and runs him off before calling Adam Cole because he can’t do this alone.

The call goes to voicemail, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a Samoa Joe vignette where he talks about how satisfied he is but he needs to regain that hunger as a champion and he’s coming for the AEW World Heavyweight Championship. Max earned his respect, and when he’s hungry, he always eats.

Skye Blue vs. Toni Storm

Storm insists on shaking referee Paul Turner’s hand and cheapshots Blue with a short-arm lariat!

We get the bell, she puts boots to her, slings her aside, drawing her up, Skye shoves her back. Biel across the ring, Toni cuts her down in the turnbuckles and knocks her to the floor with the running hip attack to send us to break!

Back from commercial, Blue with a victory roll pin for two! Elbows follow, whip reversed, Skye with a tijeras! Running knee, Storm blocks a kick but eats an enzuigiri! Back body drop to the apron, kick from the apron, Skye off the top with a crossbody for two! Spinebuster from Toni... NOPE!

Storm looks at referee Paul Turner betrayed, Blue takes advantage, only two. Big kick... STORM KICKS OUT! Storm turns the tide...

Toni Storm wins by pinfall with Storm Zero.

Commentary hypes up our next couple shows, including next Tuesday’s special timeshifted edition of Dynamite, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Tony Schiavone is in the ring to introduce and interview Adam Copeland.

The Rated R Superstar makes his entrance.

Tony welcomes him to AEW and Copeland says Schiavone’s voice was the soundtrack to his childhood and it’s a pretty big deal to share a ring with him, and he loves him, but this is his ring now, so hit the bricks.

But seriously, he came out here to talk to all of us and he wants to rewind back to 2011 when he was told he could never do this again. But here we are in 2023 and he’s standing in an AEW ring! There’s a few reasons he came here, and he’ll save the biggest for last.

He doesn’t know about us, but he’s pretty sure the AEW World Championship would look good around his waist, and there’s a whole roster of first-time matches for him here. But check it out, Adam Copeland vs. Jon Moxley, vs. Kenny Omega, vs. Miro, vs. “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs, vs. “Switchblade” Jay White, vs. “Rock Hard” Juice Robinson, and those are all great reasons to be here and challenge himself to something new 31 years into his career.

He’s said it before and this’ll be the last time he says it, the main reason he came to AEW is he sat down with his family, with his daughters Lyric and Ruby, and he asked them what dad should do. Should he retire? Lyric, nine years old, said he should go and have fun with Uncle Jay.

Speaking of Uncle Jay, or as we all call him, Christian Cage, he wants to call him down to the ring to tell him the real reason he’s here.

It’s a long beat before Christian’s music hits.

He gets in the ring and circles Copeland before turning to face him. Adam says it was in this industry they realized they’d be best friends for life, and he’s sure Cage is wondering why he attacked Nick Wayne and Luchasaurus, and it’s because he sees him out here with his face all pursed up and he still loves him.

He saw Cage standing over Sting. Sting! STING! A guy whose poster he took to the barber so she’d cut his hair the same way. Christian was Sting and he was Lex Luger! And here Christian was standing over a man who’s made people feel for four decades, his wife’s grandparents couldn’t speak English but they loved Sting!

He couldn’t stand and watch Cage smash Sting with a Con-Chair-To, but also he did it because he knows Luchasaurus and Nick Wayne are gonna drop him like a bad habit the second they suck all the information from his brain. He’s got too much of an ego to see it, but it’s gonna happen.

Furthermore, he’s here because it’s time. For the first time since 2011. For the first time properly in over 20 years. For them to team together again, to face a team like FTR, like the Young Bucks, to show an entire generation of fans why they are inarguably one of the greatest tag teams of all time.

So he’s out here, hat in hand, asking Christian to end their careers together as a team and show ‘em all what they can do. Cage looks around conflicted as the crowd chants “One more time!” He reaches for the mic and Adam gives it to him before they hug. Christian raises the mic to his mouth and says “go fuck yourself” mid-hug!

Cage leaves to a chorus of boos while a shell-shocked Copeland stares into the distance. On the stage he speaks again and says before he goes, a quick reminder of what he’ll be against on Dynamite next Tuesday.

Enter Luchasaurus and Nick Wayne.

They stand with Cage on the stage while Adam scratches his head and looks on.

That’s the show, folks.

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