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AEW Dynamite Winter is Coming results, live blog (Dec. 13, 2023): Mox vs. Swerve


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.

This week’s show is the promotion’s fourth annual Winter is Coming special, and comes our way from College Park Center in Arlington, Texas. It will feature three matches from the Continental Classic tournament’s Gold League: Jay White vs. Mark Briscoe, RUSH vs. Jay Lethal, and a showdown between undefeateds when Jon Moxley matches up against Swerve Strickland!

We’ll also see Hangman Page take on Roderick Strong, and Riho try for revenge against Ruby Soho. Samoa Joe will address The Devil’s attack on MJF, while Kenny Omega & Chris Jericho talk their feud with Tag champs Ricky Starks & Big Bill. Plus, ahead of The Iron Claw’s release, the Von Erichs return to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex... 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!


Dark nights, the planets are set, creator prepares for the dawn of man. You’re waking up, the day of incarnation. Said you’re waking up to life, but me? I’m just here to liveblog this pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with Samoa Joe making his entrance as we get a recap of last week’s attack on Maxwell Jacob Friedman.

Joe gets on the mic and introduces himself to Texas, who are all quite aware of who he is. He says he’s come here tonight looking for answers, and not a long time ago he promised MJF he’d keep him whole until he could dismantle him personally at World’s End and become your AEW World Champion.

Last week he was made into a liar by the machinations of the Devil. He says he saw a beer bottle of a certain brand of beer that a certain cowboy enjoys, and then smelt a certain scent of Stetson and disappointment, but he couldn’t find this certain cowboy.

Enter “Hangman” Adam Page.

He says if Joe wants to accuse him of something, he should just say it like the man he is, and if you think he had anything to do with it, you’d be surprised because he doesn’t care about the bromance or the laser tag or the game of whodunnit, he just does not care.

Joe says he made the mistake of thinking he’s out here as detective when maybe he’s out here as executioner.

Enter Roderick Strong and the Kingdom.

Roddy says Joe should listen to Hangman, he’s his young boy after all. He asks if Joe has seen what’s been happening, and he spins a conspiracy theory about Max obviously being the devil. Page tries to intervene, Roddy’s not having it, and Adam decks him with a hard right hand!

Referee Aubrey Edwards restores order and we’re off!

“Hangman” Adam Page vs. Roderick Strong

Brawling to start, Strong hammering him in the corner, Page returning fire with punches into the corner! Adam with a nearfall, punches into the corner, chops in the ropes, Roddy turns him around and stomps him down in the corner! Lateral press for two, cutthroat knees to the back followed by a rear chinlock.

Drawing Hangman up, whip reversed, straight suplex, Strong right out of the cover! Single leg into a stomp, dropping a knee across Page’s throat, punches and chops into the ropes, off the ropes, back body drop sends Roddy to the apron and the triangle lariat sends him to the floor!

Plancha connects, thinking Orihara moonsault but the Kingdom runs interference and Strong cheap shots Page! Climbing up to join him, backbreaker into the top turnbucks and Hangman crashes to the floor as we go to break!

Back from commercial, Strong with a top wristlock, Page turns into it to break free, and they shift to trading forearms! Hangman blocks a backbreaker but they both go for strikes and crumble to the mat, down and out! Page fires up, stomping a mudhole in the corner! Catching Roddy, Death Valley Driver... SO CLOSE!

Stalking after Strong, big boot in the corner, biting Roddy, jockeying for position, Strong rolls away from the moonsault but gets caught by the Liger Bomb... NOPE! Alabama Slam blocked, big tossing back suplex connects! Back and forth, Page fights off the Kingdom, Orihara moonsault, Roddy blocks Buckshot, Strong Hold reversed, victory roll... STILL NO!

Page gets him over his shoulders...

“Hangman” Adam Page wins by pinfall with Deadeye.

And so we go to break.

Andrade el Idolo (6) vs. Brody King (6) (Continental Classic Blue League Match)

El Idolo trying to grind the big man down early, side headlock, King counters with a back suplex but Andrade keeps the headlock cranked in! Brody looking for the hanging choke, El Idolo blocks and cuts him of and sends him to the floor and us to break!

Back from commercial, King with a kneeling neck crank, Andrade gets away and gets fired up, kip-up, thinking double knees, ducking a lariat, front kick, scoop and a slam! Brody off the ropes, huge lariat... SO CLOSE! El Idolo with the back elbow, back and forth...

Andrade el Idolo wins by pinfall with the hammerlock DDT, earning three points for a total of nine.

Renee Paquette interviews Kevin Von Erich alongside his sons Marshall and Ross.

KVE says it’s great here and he admires the house style. Danhausen, Orange Cassidy, and Trent Beretta roll up and Orange asks the Von Erichs if they’ll team with him on Friday at Rampage, and they accept.

Kenny Omega makes his entrance to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Chris Jericho makes his entrance.

He and Omega get on the mic and Jericho says it’s been a while since they’ve been here because of Big Bill and Ricky Starks, who attacked him after Full Gear, dislocated his elbow, and put him out three weeks. Last week after Kenny’s great match with Ethan Page Bill put him on the ground, and now he wants them to get their sorry asses out here.

Enter “Absolute” Ricky Starks and “Big” Bill Morrissey.

Ricky thanks Kenny for AEW and Chris for nothing. Bill says nobody would be surprised if Jericho attacked Omega out of nowhere. Kenny asks Morrissey about The Firm and says he’s looking rather... soft... lately. Omega reminds them they have a title shot and says they’d like to have it at Worlds End.

Starks says he’s already done half the work and then Jericho comes up with a bunch of vulgar tag team names for them before settling on the rather limp “Big” Billie Starkz. Ricky says Chris shops at Hot Topic and Jericho says he wouldn’t bite him if he was a vampire and just comes out and says he’s a better-dressed and less charismatic Enzo Amore.

Kenny says Enzo at least let Big Bill have some of the spotlight, Starks fires back and says it’s all talk, and if they want a war at Worlds End, they got it.

We get a recap of Adam Copeland vs. Christian Cage from last week.

Riho vs. Ruby Soho

“Timeless” Toni STorm is on commentary for this one, with Mariah May holding her title next to her.

Circling, collar and elbow, Soho shoves her away, putting boots to her in the turnbuckles, trading forearms, choke in the ropes! Body slam into a lateral press, Matrix evasion, looking for suplexes, Ruby blocks, victory roll into a double stomp and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Riho with a tijeras, off the ropes, Tiger feint kick, up top, diving crossbody for two! Sunset flips back and forth, neither woman able to finish it, basement superkick from Soho sets up the Saito suplex... NOPE! Riho catches her with a crucifix driver... SO CLOSE!

Wristlock, No Future... RIHO KICKS OUT! Guillotine choke follows, Riho reverses into a northern lights suplex for two! Dragon suplex follows, lining her up...

Riho wins by pinfall with the double knees.

We get a hype reel for Wardlow and his slow-burn crusade against Maxwell Jacob Friedman.

Rush makes his entrance and we go to break.

Jay Lethal (0) vs. Rush (3) (Continental Classic Gold League Match)

Feeling out, Lethal with a cartwheel dropkick, fired up, off the ropes, rebound German suplex, action to the floor and Rush comes back smashing him into the barricade a few times! Back inside, chops in the corner, repeated stomps, back roll and he’s feeling tranquilo!

Up in the turnbuckles, jockeying for position, Lethal knocks him down, Lethal Combination follows. Spinning toehold reversed into a small package, Jay off the ropes, Rush cuts him off with chops! Lethal with a step-up enzuigiri, El Toro Blanco down and out, overhead belly-to-belly suplex into the turnbuckles!

Rush charges in and gets met with a superkick! Lethal Injection blocked, sleeper hold and he falls back...

Rush wins by submission with a bodyscissors sleeper hold, earning three points for a total of six.

We get dueling promos from Jon Moxley and Shane Strickland about their Continental Classic match in our main event tonight.

“Switchblade” Jay White (6) vs. Mark Briscoe (0) (Continental Classic Gold League Match)

White looking to end it early with a schoolboy, Briscoe kicks out and cuts him down with a kick! Snapmare, Mark goes up top, Froggy Bow connects but Jay rolls out of the ring! Mounted punches on the floor, choking the Switchblade, referee Bryce Remsburg warns him off.

Back inside, chops and forearms, fireman’s carry, Jay slips to the apron, back and forth and White throws Briscoe to the floor with an exploder suplex over the ropes! Back inside, thinking Blade Runner, Mark blocks but eats a dropkick to the knee and a DDT for a nearfall that sends us to break!

Back from commercial, White with elbows in the corner, back body drop from Briscoe! Fired up, boot up on the charge but Mark drops him with a lariat! Chops and forearms follow, whip reversed, big boot sends Switchblade to the floor! Back inside, back suplex lift into the turnbuckles, Briscoe with clobbering blows, Jay with back elbows, Mark cuts him off... RAZOR’S EDGE OUT OF THE CORNER ISN’T ENOUGH TO PUT KING SWITCH DOWN!

Calling for the Jay Driller, countered by a dragon screw, sleeper suplex follows, White has him lined up, Blade Runner countered with a backdrop driver! Briscoe up top... KNEES UP ON FROGGY BOW! Clutching him...

Jay White wins by pinfall with Blade Runner, earning three points for a total of nine.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a hype reel for the Blackpool Combat Club vs. FTR & Mark Briscoe memorial match for Jay Briscoe at Final Battle.

Jon Moxley (9) vs. Shane “Swerve” Strickland (9) (Continental Classic Gold League Match)

Feeling out, Moxley with a waistlock, Strickland picks a leg, rolls him through, Jon fighting from guard and he rolls him over and tries to control his head. Head and arm triangle briefly, Mox shifts to a front chancery, Shane backs him into the corner, Jon breaks dirty with a kiss!

Back in the ropes, this time Swerve breaks dirty with a kiss of his own! Collar and elbow, Moxley with a hammerlock out of it, Strickland with a side headlock, shot off, go-behind, O’Connor roll, tijeras from Shane and Jon takes a quick breather on the ramp!

Back inside, trading forearms in the middle of the ring, into the corner, Jon hammering him, popping up in the turnbuckles, Swerve kicks him to stagger him and follows with with a big DDT out of the turnbuckles... MOX KICKS OUT! Back and forth, Jon snaps a piledriver off for a nearfall, wrists clutched, Shane slings him out of the ring, slingshot to the apron, Moxley trips him up in the ring skirt and hammers him with forearms!

Hammerlock sends Strickland into the steel steps and us to break!

Back from commercial, Moxley has an Ode to Jim Breaks in and wrenches it back! Shifting to a crossface chickenwing briefly, Strickland fights out and Jon drops him with a lariat for two! Swerve fired up and cuts him off, Mox returns the favor, nearfall, Gotch piledriver... STRICKLAND KICKS OUT!

Shane in control, wrist-clutch double stomps, House Call, up top, Jon shoves him off the top and to the floor! Moxley perfectly happy to take the countout, Jon meets him with Blackout... SO CLOSE! Hammering mounted punches as we get a five minute warning, sleeper hold, trap the leg, shift to a cross armbar!

Full extension, but Swerve gets his foot on the ropes and referee Paul Turner calls for the break! Moxley to the floor, Strickland dives on him, kick from the apron, double stomp to the floor! Back inside, Shane perches... SWERVE STOMP! JON MOXLEY FINDS THE WILL TO KICK OUT!

JML Driver blocked, victory roll and a handful of tights... IT’S OVER!

Jon Moxley wins by pinfall with a victory roll and a handful of tights, earning three points for a total of twelve.

Post-match, Moxley celebrates in the crowd while Strickland fumes in the ring.

In the parking lot, Hangman Page fights off the Devil’s masked men but soon gets overwhelmed by That Damn Numbers Game! The Devil gets out of a car and gives a nod and one of his goons slams Page into the windshield of a car!

That’s the show, folks.

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