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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (Nov. 8, 2023): Two title matches

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Here’s a place to check results and comment along with a new episode of AEW Dynamite, airing live tonight (Nov. 9) at 8pm ET on TBS.

The show will emanate from the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, and feature MJF defending the AEW World championship against Daniel Garcia AND Keith Lee challenging Samoa Joe for the Ring of Honor World title.

We’ll also see Mark Briscoe vs. Jay White with Switchblade’s Full Gear title shot on the line, Sting & Darby Allin back in action for the first time since Grand Slam when they take on The Outrunners, Swerve Strickland taking on Penta El Zero Miedo, the returning Red Velvet against Julia Hart, Tony Schiavone interviewing AEW Women’s champ Hikaru Shida & her Full Gear challenger Timeless Toni Storm... 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!


The mist is high in this night, can feel the presence of death. Way to the mortuary so the deads will invoke, but me? I’m just here to liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with Tony Schiavone interviewing Maxwell Jacob Friedman.

He says three seconds is all it takes to end a world title reign and Jay White should savor his three seconds because it’s not happening again. Adam Cole starts a video call with him and admits he’s really worried about him and as his best friend he knows he doesn’t want to hear it, but if he wants to beat the Gunns he’s going to need to accept Samoa Joe’s offer.

Friemdman doesn’t, in fact want to hear it, and says he’ll take care of Bullet Club Gold after he takes care of Daniel Garcia tonight.

Daniel Garcia and 2.0 roll up to scoff at the idea of him “being taken care of” and Max says he’s giving Dan a chance because he reminds him of himself and asks if he’s getting a sports entertainer or a pro wrestler, and Garcia says he’s getting the pro wrestler.

Roderick Strong and the Kingdom roll up after and Roddy offers MJF tips in his capacity as a wrestling legend. MJF scoffs at his help and calls him a joke and walks off, leaving Strong to try and convince Cole that Max is a fraud. Adam hangs up and Roddy says it’s time to remind everyone exactly who he is.

Thence to the intro video.

“Red Death” Daniel Garcia vs. Maxwell Jacob Friedman (c) (AEW World Championship)

Mat grappling to start, Friedman in control, Tequila Sunrise applied but Garcia gets right to the ropes! Max taunting him with his own dance, Daniel stewing, snapmare into a reverse chinlock, shifting to the ride but MJF is in the ropes! Disdainful slap on the break, Garcia looking to dance but 2.0 hop up in the ring and tell him to keep it focused on wrestling!

Collar and elbow, into the corner, a break and Max offers a handshake in the name of sportsmanship! Garcia swats it away and goes to dance and Friedman pokes his eyes anyway! Arm wringer, hammerlock bodyslam, into a kneeling armbar and MJF jaws at him in the hold. Break away, off the ropes, front kick, arm wringer, inverted tilt-a-whirl slam and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Garcia pounding the champion with strikes, beating him down in the corner, his arm goes lame but he’s still able to land a German suplex to follow it up! One-armed dance, corner knees, rolling fisherman buster... NOPE! MJF back with clubbing blows to the arm but Daniel clobbers him and throws a Saito suplex!

Sidestep the knees in the corner, Max off the top with a double stomp! Shoulderbreaker, hammerlock DDT... GARCIA FINDS A WAY TO KICK OUT! Back and forth, duck a Panama Sunrise, dropkicks to the knee take the champion off his feet, drawing him back up, one-armed piledriver, nearfall sets up the Dragontamer!

Max reverses, Salt of the Earth applied, Garcia hurting and he can’t break free...

Maxwell Jacob Friedman wins by submission with Salt of the Earth, retaining the AEW World Championship.

Post-match, MJF offers a handshake but 2.0 rush the ring and pull Garcia away before he can shake the champion’s hand. Max asks if he’s gonna keep following them when this could be him, and he offers another handshake and again 2.0 pull him away and they leave together.

And we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a promo video from Mark Briscoe about his match tonight against Jay White and how he’s ready to whoop that ass.

Darby Allin & Sting vs. the Outrunners (Truth Magnum & Turbo Floyd)

Magnum and Allin to start, side headlock from Darby, hanging on there, tag to Floyd but Allin clobbers him to the floor! Back inside, they manage to get Allin on the wrong side of town, putting boots to him, he gets away and tags Sting in and the Outrunners stand valiantly against the Icon but the end is nigh...

Darby Allin & Sting win by submission with the Scorpion Deathlock from Sting on Truth Magnum.

Tony Schiavone moderates a sitdown contract signing between Hikaru Shida and Toni Storm, in black and white.

Shida asks what happened to her and accuses her of just wanting attention for her silly acting, and Toni says she ruined what was supposed to be her walking into Wembley and then she happened again and she couldn’t make history, so she became history.

Toni signs the contract, Hikaru does, they face off, there you go.

Penta el Zero M vs. Shane “Swerve” Strickland

Lucha libre to start, up and overs and a tijeras from Strickland. Uppercut in the corner, diving uppercut off the second, mocking the cero miedo, knucklelock pickup, into the corner, wrenching Penta’s arm over the ropes! Trading chops, stomp to the hand from Swerve! STRICKLAND WORKS THE TONGUE! Whip across, up and over, lungblower gets Zero some breathing room!

Fighting on the floor, kick from the apron staggers Shane, Penta off the ropes with a tope con giro and both men are down! Zero recovers and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Strickland laying chops in, Penta turns him around and returns the favor and they slug it out! Zero looking for the Here It Is Driver, no deal, stereo kicks, stereo lariats, both men down! Off the ropes, a pair of Slings Blade, fireman’s carry into an inverted DDT... SO CLOSE!

Back body drop sends Shane to the floor, Penta gets a flip piledriver on the apron! Double stomp... STILL NO! Step up, Strickland counters, Michinoku Driver into the turnbuckles! Penta to the apron, trying to stay in it, Swerve cuts him down with kicks, slingshot Swerve Stomp to the floor!

450 splash, nobody home, Penta rolls him over... ODE TO JIM BREAKS ARMBREAKER! Pumphandle driver... STRICKLAND KICKS OUT! Fear Factor reversed, House Call sidestepped, float over, back elbow, Swerve with an armbreaker of his own, up top...

Shane Strickland wins by pinfall with the Swerve Stomp.

Post-match, Swerve tears at Penta’s mask but Hangman Page shows up with a chair to stop him and wails on him with the chair! Chairshots to security who try and break it up, referees come down... DEADEYE OFF THE STAGE AND THROUGH A TABLE!

Bullet Club Gold are interviewed backstage.

Jay White says if Max wants to play along he will and says maybe one day he’ll see some metric that appeases his insecurities.

Don Callis and Kenny Omega trade promos in a video package about how this doesn’t end between them until one of them is gone, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho are interviewed by Renee Paquette.

Jericho says he thinks Don Callis didn’t realize the caliber of friend they’d have to help them, and the Young Bucks roll up to whine about Omega palling around with Chris Jericho. They bicker back and forth while Kenny quietly stews, and eventually it gets to Jericho saying the two of them could beat the Bucks.

The Young Bucks make it official and challenge them to a match at Full Gear! Chris likes the idea but wants to put more steam on it— when they win, they get the Bucks’ guaranteed title shot. The Bucks up the ante again and say when they win, Kenny and Chris won’t be allowed to team any more.

Omega says if this is about who’s the greatest tag team of all time, it’s clearly the Bucks, but if it’s about who can beat them, he’s done it before with Kota Ibushi and Hangman Page both, and if they really want to do it all over again, they’ll do it and then maybe the Young Bucks will clean up their act and be like adults and not sissy whiny bitchy children.

Jericho says he’ll take ‘em to the woodshed and beat their spoiled brat asses.

“Limitless” Keith Lee vs. Samoa Joe (c) (ROH World Television Championship)

Code of Honor observed, circling, collar and elbow, Joe backs him into the corner. Back to the lockup, side headlock from Samoa, shot off, shoulder block, Joe bounces off! Rake of the eyes, off the ropes, shoulder block takes Lee down! Off the ropes, Keith ducks a lariat and battering rams him with a shoulder block!

Clubbing blows, Lee asks if he wants to rake eyes and returns the favor! Choking him in the ropes, Joe breaks free, chops into the corner set up the jabs, overwhelming Keith with a flurry of punches! Off the ropes, leapfrog, drop down, crossbody freight trains Samoa and we go to break!

Back from commercial, body blows in the corner from Lee, fired up! Joe cuts him off, kneebreaker sets up a dragon screw, laying chops in, big boot, senton, Keith catches him into a waistlock and deadlifts him up for a German suplex! Off the ropes, Lee gets the Spirit Bomb but he’s too spent to cover him! Rolling into it... JOE KICKS OUT!

Samoa trips him up, catches him in the Coquina Clutch, nowhere to go, Lee fades but he’s got fight left in him! Kicking his legs, Joe keeps the hold locked on and referee Paul Turner has to call it...

Samoa Joe wins by referee stoppage with the Coquina Clutch, retaining the ROH World Television Championship.

Post-match, Joe cuts a promo in the ring.

He says he’s the greatest ROH World Television Champion of all time, but he didn’t come here just to be TV champ, and if hunger defines the greats, he’s officially hungry, and he’s going to vacate the ROH World Television Championship!

He lays the belt down in the ring and says the next gold on his shoulder will be the AEW World Championship, whether Max likes it or not!

Orange Cassidy cuts a promo backstage.

He says Jon Moxley must have lost his mind if he thinks he doesn’t respect him, because he’s been the only thing on his mind since Mox left him laying in a pool of his own blood. He’s not sorry for getting the title back, but holding it doesn’t feel the same, because he needs to beat him in order to be the International Champion he knows he is.

Ass Boys (Austin & Colten Gunn) vs, Bollywood Boyz (Gurv & Harv Sihra)

Colten staring off, bowling him over, quick tag and right to it...

Ass Boys win by pinfall with 3:10 to Yuma.

Post-match, Juice Robinson and Cardblade join the Ass Boys in the ring for a promo.

Colten Gunn says Maxwell Jacob Friedman has been lying to the people about being a generational talent when it’s them who have walked right into TV and become tag team champions. Austin takes a turn and says MJF is an embarrassment as champion and the only friends he has left are on the other side of the guardrail and he hopes he picks one of these fat pieces of shit for his partner at Full Gear so they can hit 3:10 to Yuma on them.

Samoa Joe approaches Friedman backstage and MJF immediately moves on.

Jon Moxley and Wheeler YUTA are outside for a promo.

Moxley says he’s been getting calls all week to let Orange off the hook but he says Cassidy knew exactly what he was doing and this isn’t about a belt, it’s about the laws of nature. This place is a jungle and what kind of example is he setting for young Wheeler if he doesn’t beat the piss out of Orange?

What kind of example is he setting for HOOK? HR will step in and save him? He doesn’t even deserve to get to Full Gear, so the minute they land at LAX, it’s on, gang warfare, him and whoever he wants to bring. Jon tells HOOK to take notes, if his fingers still work.

YUTA calls HOOK out and says he crossed the wrong crew and they’ll see him in Cali.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Wardlow cuts a promo about his potential being wasted and how he’s felt worthless, and all because of Maxwell Jacob Friedman.

Julia Hart vs. Red Velvet

Feeling out, Velvet slinging her off, big arm drag, overhead arm drag into an armbar! Off the ropes, duck a lariat, Hart trips her up, draws her up, Red puts her into the corner and lays body blows in! Mounted punches in the corner, Julia slips under and trips her up had to the mat as we go to break!

Back from commercial, Velvet has gas left in the tank, off the ropes, wheelbarrow bulldog connects, standing moonsault, cover for two! Hart cuts her off in the corner, heads up top, Red cuts her off, Iconoclasm... SO CLOSE! Julia knocks her down, drags her into position, stomps to the ribs on the way!

Up top...

Julia Hart wins by pinfall with the moonsault.

Post-match, Julia locks Hartless on Red to send a message! SKYE BLUE MAKES THE SAVE!

They square up, Hart looks her over and here comes Kris Statlander and Willow Nightingale as well! Kris steps in front of Skye, Blue circles around her and they let Hart leave while Willow helps Red Velvet to her feet.

RJ City is backstage with AEW’s newest signing, Mariah May.

She says she’s wrestled all over the world and she’s excited to be part of the AEW Women’s Division, and she’s a big fan of Toni Storm’s work and came here because of her. RJ promises to introduce her next week and she fangirls out, kissing him on the cheek!

And so we go to break.

“Switchblade” Jay White vs. Mark Briscoe

Collar and elbow, struggling arond the ring, in the corner for a break, side headlock from Briscoe, shot off, shoulder block, White bails to the floor! Back inside, headlock takeovers, trying to grind Mark down. Briscoe gets out, chops, straight suplex, cover for two!

A little Redneck Kung Fu knocks Jay off the turnbuckles and to the floor! Off the ropes, dropkick, fired up, diving elbow drop to the floor! Back inside, off the top, nobody home, roll through but White catches him with a DDT and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Jay puts him up top, jockeying for position, Briscoe with a missile dropkick! Trading forearms in the middle of the ring, Mark fires up with chops on chops, elbows, off the ropes, trading charging strikes, big elbow from Briscoe! Front kick, hangman’s neckbreaker connects, cover for two!

Fisherman buster for another two count, Froggy Bow... NOT ENOUGH! Uranage connects, Briscoe staggered, Kiwi Crusher... MARK KICKS OUT! Laying chops in, White with a chop block, block the Jay Driller, shoulder kneebreaker, sleeper suplex, front chancery, sheerdrop brainbuster... STILL NO!

Drawing Briscoe back up for Blade Runner, Mark with chops to the neck, but Jay grabs him and spikes him with the sleeper suplex! Another brainbuster sets it up...

Jay White wins by pinfall with Blade Runner.

Post-match, Maxwell Jacob Friedman pops up behind Bulle Club Gold and he cleans house with the Dynamite Diamond Ring! Facing off with Jay White, he holds the ring up, but Switchblade bails and runs away! MJF tells him he hopes he’s had fun playing dressup, because playtime is almost over and he’s gonna have to get in the ring with the real world champion soon.

When he won that title he promised himself he’d go down as the greatest AEW World Champion ever or die trying, and that’s what he’s dealing with. Jay is gonna have to kill him to beat him, because he’s not just fighting for him anymore, he’s fighting for everyone that’s been on this journey with him, for Adam Cole, for everyone watching at home, and for everyone in this arena, because he’s OUR scumbag!

He has a question, when he’s the only thing standing between White and immortality at Full Gear, will he be the first man to pull the trigger?

The lights go out.

We see black-clad men beating up the Acclaimed backstage! THEY THROW ANTHONY BOWENS THROUGH A PLATE GLASS WINDOW!

We briefly see the man in the devil mask.

Back at ringside, MJF runs like a man possessed to check on the Acclaimed! Their assailants nowhere to be found, but Samoa Joe walks up and says it looks like he’s running out of friends.

That’s the show, folks.

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