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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (Feb. 1, 2023): Darby Allin vs. Samoa Joe III

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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 Nutter Center on the campus of Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio! Darby Allin and Samoa Joe clash over the TNT for the third time in a No Holds Barred main event! And that’s not the only trilogy bout on the card, as Jon Moxley & Hangman Page face off in rubber match. Bryan Danielson & Timothy Thatcher will give us a dream match, and the one-armed Dragon will need to beat the former Evolve champ to keep his dream of facing MJF at Revolution alive. Plus, Jade Cargill will run her record to 50-0 with a win over Red Velvet, Konosuke Takeshita battles Brian Cage, Tag champs The Acclaimed will be in action, 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!


And all God’s angels beware and all you judges beware. Sons of chance take good care for all the people not there. I’m not afraid anymore, and I’m liveblogging this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with the intro video.

“Hangman” Adam Page vs. Jon Moxley

Moxley is accompanied tonight by his father Dan in addition to Wheeler YUTA.

Jon attacks Page before the bell and beats him down on the floor, choking him with his t-shirt! Hangman turns the tide back up in the crowd, but Mox drops him with a chop and puts a figure four leglock on the floor! A chair comes into play and after Jon is done with it Adam throws the chair into his face!

Heading around the corner, dropping the chair on the floor... SUPLEX INTO THE STEEL CHAIR!

In the ring, finally the match begins and both men trade forearms on a proverbial postage stamp! Page with a headbutt, whip reversed, basement dropkick takes Adam off his feet! Moxley with a spinning toehold and into an Indian deathlock! Hangman out of it, Jon pouring blood out from over his right eye!

Adam pressing the attack, chops in the corner, trading chops, off the ropes, Mox goes for a crossbody but it gets countered into a fallaway slam and Hangman kips up, feeling it! Up on the apron, hangman’s neckbreaker lift turns into a reverse chinlock as Jon grinds away at him.


Back from commercial, Page up top... AVALANCHE DEATH VALLEY DRIVER CAN’T KEEP JON MOXLEY DOWN! Probing boots, jawing in Mox’s face, Jon hits an Ace Crusher for some breathing room! Both men down and out, Moxley crawling on instinct, on their knees and trading punches to their feet!

Big back suplex from Jon, Page down and out in the corner, lines him up and hobbles over for a lariat! Superplex follows, he’s got the bulldog choke but Hangman won’t flatten out so he shifts gears to the wrist-clutch stomps! Underhooks, Page blocks so Mox rolls into a cross armbar!

Hangman gets a foot on the ropes to force the break! Dropkick puts Jon over the ropes, Adam goes up top, Orihara moonsault but Moxley sidesteps and clobbers him with a lariat at the base of the ramp! Struggling in front of the timekeeper’s table, big lariats set up a pop-up powerbomb from Hangman!

Mox beats the count, Adam is ready for a lariat and follows it up with Deadeye... MOXLEY KICKS OUT! Page charges in, Jon sidesteps and lays him out with a lariat! Back to trading forearms, Hangman with a superkick, fisherman clutch... GOD’S LAST GIFT CAN’T DO THE DEAL!

Buckshot attempt countered, underhooks reversed, Tombstone clutch... PILEDRIVER! Hangman wants to finish with Buckshot, he rolls to the apron, slingshot... JON MOXLEY WILL NOT BE BEATEN IN OHIO! Page gets his own bulldog choke in the middle of the ring! Jon posts to his knees and pulls his head down...

Jon Moxley wins, reversing a choke into a pin.

Post-match, Claudio Castagnoli and Wheeler YUTA have to hold Moxley back and keep him from attacking Hangman some more. Page drops down and does a push-up to show that he can still go and leaves.

We get a video package for tonight’s match between Darby Allin and Samoa Joe and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Jamie Hayter is interviewed by Renee Paquette opposite Bunny, Butcher, and Blade.

Since Bunny requested this time she starts off saying she knows Hayter won’t back down from a challenge, so she wants an eliminator match next week on Dynamite. Jamie happily accepts and we see footage on the tron of Saraya and Toni Storm beating up Dr. Britt Baker, DMD backstage and throwing her into a wall!

The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens & Max Caster) vs. the Outrunners (Truth Magnum & Turbo Floyd)

Outrunners try to scissor and get their clocks cleaned, Bowens off the top with Scisosr Me Timbers on Magnum! Billy Gunn gets in the ring, three-way scissor party! The Arrival sets him up...

The Acclaimed win by pinfall with the Mic Drop from Max Caster on Truth Magnum.

Post-match, the Ass Boys make their way to the ring, mic in hand. They congratulate them on the match and remind them they asked for a title shot and they want their answer right now. Caster tees Bowens up and he puts their bonafides over. Since they’re the people’s choice and the people’s voice, they ask Dayton Ohio to chime in.

The people of Ohio do not believe the Ass Boys deserve a title shot.

The Gunns don’t take kindly to this and Daddy Ass says he’s sick of it, he’s done, and he’s leaving and they can all beat the shit out of each other. His sons accuse him of turning his back on them all over again and tell him to drown his sorrows in the bottom of a pill bottle.

Billy turns around and slides back in the ring, asking if they think they put their big boy pants before telling them they’ve got it, a tag title shot next week on Dynamite.

“Jungle Boy” Jack Perry is interviewed backstage.

He says he’s had an amazing time teaming with HOOK but he’s done the tag team thing before, all the way to the top of the mountain and all the way down, and this year he’s gonna win a singles title.

Brian Cage vs. Konosuke Takeshita

Big lariat from Takeshita, following it up with a plancha and Cage grabs his foot when he tries to go back inside. Pulling him down, big powerbomb into the ringpost and he throws Konosuke back inside for a dropkick and a nearfall. Calling for it, Takeshita reverses, trading elbows in the middle of the ring!

Strike combo from Konosuke staggers him, back suplex blocked, Brian with a knee lift, off the ropes, Takeshita with a spinout powerbomb... NOPE! Charging in, Cage sidesteps, Flair Flip and a boot cuts him off. Brian with the deadlift superplex and a flex and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Cage in control but Takeshita takes him off his feet with a lariat and follows it with a bridging German suplex for two! Rolling elbow, Cage takes it and shifts into a headbutt and a backdrop driver! Discus lariat connects but can’t keep Konosuke down!

Drill Claw reversed, one brainbuster, a second brainbuster... THE MACHINE STAYS IN THE FIGHT! Setting Takeshita up top, jockeying for position... AVALANCHE BRAINBUSTER FROM KONOSUKE TAKESHITA! Running knee strike follows, cover...

Konosuke Takeshita wins by pinfall with a running knee strike.

Backstage, Renee Paquette interviews the Jericho Appreciation Society.

Chris Jericho doesn’t take kindly to accusations of cheating and insists that Ricky Starks didn’t get beaten by a baseball bat, he got beaten by the JAS. But if Ricky wants another match, Sammy Guevara and Daniel Garcia came up with a path for him, the Guevara/Garcia gauntlet.

Starks will have to beat Angelo Parker, then beat Matt Menard, then beat Daniel Garcia or Sammy Guevara (they’ll decide who the night of) and then, if he manages all that, Ricky Starks can have Chris Jericho, who will be ready to whip his ass.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, the Elite cut a promo from a gym somewhere holding basketballs.

They call Top Flight out and tell them to bring AR Fox to Dynamite next week and they’ll give them a trios championship match.

The Firm roll up and Stokely Hathaway asks to confirm they’re not doing anything this week to challenge the Elite to a match on Rampage, against Ethan Page, Matt Hardy, and Isiah Kassidy. They talk about NFTs for a moment for no good reason before accepting the match.

Kassidy grabs Kenny Omega around the shoulder and moans into his ear for some reason.

“American Dragon” Bryan Danielson vs. Timothy Thatcher

Circling, Thatcher with a front chancery but he’s in the ropes, shift gears, armbar takedown and Danielson scrambles to get a foot on the ropes and force the break! Into the corner, forehead to forehead, Tim breaks dirty with uppercuts! Jim Breaks Special, forcing Bryan’s hand to the mat... A KNEE TO THE BICEP!

Going for the double wristlock, Dragon forces him to the ropes and this time he breaks dirty with punches and kicks! Dragon screw follows, forcing Thatcher to guard and then rolling him over for an Indian deathlock! Bridging back, shifting to a deathlock bow-and-arrow!

Tim breaks the grip and stomps his wrist to the mat, that evil grin playing across his face! Driving knees into Danielson’s back, he puts Thatcher into the corner, chops and kicks, out of the corner with the running dropkick! Tim cuts him off with an arm wringer, double wristlock lift, holding up before taking him to the ground to sink the hold in deep but Bryan gets the ropes!

One last wrench at the referee’s four count and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Thatcher has Danielson backhammered in the ropes, punishing him with forearms to the ribs! Bryan fires off headbutts in return but Tim’s will doesn’t flag! Backhammer chancery, suplexing Dragon for a two count! Suplex lift gets Danielson in the ropes, uppercuts, underhooks but Bryan powers up and fights out!

Body blows on body blows, a big headbutt knocks Thatcher down, he climbs right back up but Bryan knocks him down again! Danielson perches, missile dropkick connects but he lands awkwardly on his shoulder! Trading uppercuts, Tim with a series but Dragon turns right around into chest kicks!

Buzzsaw finale blocked, looking for the Fujiwara, Danielson rolls through, O’Connor roll blocked! Backslide for two and Tim gets the Fujiwara armbar briefly! Buzzsaw roundhouse kick connects for a deep nearfall! Hammer and anvil elbows raining down, reverse chinlock, Thatcher rises to his feet and pries Dragon’s hands loose!

Shoulder armbreaker blocked, ramming him into the corner, the referee is sandwiched between them and the turnbuckles and Thatcher lands a back suplex! Maxwell Jacob Friedman comes down, Dynamite Diamond Ring on his finger, but Konosuke Takeshita appears out of nowhere to blindside him and chase him off to the back!

Back in the ring, Tim gets the Fujiwara armbar in the middle of the ring as referee Stephon Smith wakes up! Danielson reaching, shaking... HE GETS HIS FOOT ON THE ROPES! Thatcher furious in disbelief, punching away at the injured shoulder, belly-to-belly suplex off the ropes! Rising to his feet, Dragon blocks it this time and hits a German suplex!

Steel in his spine, Tim rises but Bryan blasts him with the Busaiku Knee... IT’S OVER!

“American Dragon” Bryan Danielson wins by pinfall with the Busaiku Knee.

We cut backstage where MJF and Takeshita are still brawling back and forth as referees, agents Pat Buck and BJ Whitmer, and security arrive to break them up!

Renee Paquette slides through with a microphone and announces that Tony Khan has booked an eliminator for next week, Konosuke Takeshita vs. Maxwell Jacob Friedman!

We get a video package for Shane Strickland vs. Brian Pillman Jr. where Shane talks about how Dusty Rhodes has gotten under his skin ever since he gave Keith Lee his “Limitless” monker, and since he’s not around and neither of his sons are around, Pillman draws the short straw for his ire.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Rush and company are interviewed backstage when Maxwell Jacob Friedman rolls up with a suitcase.

His Spanish is meh but he has one universal language, and he opens the suitcase, full of money. He says this one is free and he has five more just like it, all Rush has to do is beat Bryan Danielson by any means necessary next week.

Rush responds in Spanish after a translation, and it gets translated to “we have a deal” but Max is skeptical since Rush had a lot more to say. He tells Rush he doesn’t have to like him, he just has to hold up his end of the bargain.

Jade Cargill (c) vs. Red Velvet (AEW TBS Championship)

Velvet blindsides Cargill, boot up, Lou Thesz Press into punches! Red off the ropes, Jade takes her down with a back elbow! Right hands, whip across, pass Cargill to the floor, Velvet off the ropes, wrecking ball dropkick! Stalking after her, elbow gets chops, throwing Jade back in the ring, Oklahoma Roll... NOPE!

Superkick blocked, Velvet off the ropes, la casadora reversed into a wheelbarrow suplex... STILL NO! Scoop and a slam, elbow drop from the champion and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Velvet with a lungblower, striking, off the ropes, pump kick from the champion takes her down but can’t keep her down! Kiera Hogan to ringside, taking Leila Gray out before she gets ejected! Red gets a running enzuigiri but referee Aubrey Edwards is distracted!

Kneeling short armscissors, Jade reverses, back and forth...

Jade Cargill wins by pinfall with Jaded, retaining the AEW TBS Championship and bringing her record to an undefeated 50-0.

Renee Paquette is in the trainer’s room with Dr. Britt Baker, DMD as she gets evaluated.

Baker says she’s fine and we see Ruby Soho rolled up. Britt says it’s her girls that attacked and she thinks it’s weird that she shows up now, but Ruby maintains she had nothing to do with the attack.

Commentary hypes next week’s show up and we go to break.

Darby Allin (c) vs. Samoa Joe (AEW TNT Championship No Holds Barred Match)

Allin right in with a backsplash in the corner wearing a tack jacket! Joe cuts him off with an enzuigiri and wraps his towel around his forearm for a lariat! Tearing the jacket off of Darby, to the floor, Joe grabs a table from under the ring and Allin dives right into the table!

Out into the crowd, Samoa with knee lifts, both men bleeding as they fight up the stairs, huge back body drop on the stairs and Joe drags him back down as we go to break!

Back from commercial, Joe has Allin down and out in the ring, cover for two! Darby powers up, big palm strikes, off the ropes... SAMOA WITH THE CORNER ROCK BOTTOM BUT HE CAN’T KEEP ALLIN DOWN! Samoa with a running boot, Darby to the floor, Joe gets another table out and tells the crowd to make way for him to lean it against the barricade!

Thinking Coquina Clutch, jawbreaker counters, big chops in the corner... JOE PICKS HIM UP BODILY AND CHUCKS HIM OVER THE ROPES AND TO THE FLOOR LIKE A SACK OF POTATOES! Brainbuster follows and Samoa goes and gets some chairs for a bit of hardcore feng shui... BACK SUPLEX INTO THE BACKS OF THE CHAIRS!

Rearranging the chairs, he wants a powerbomb but Allin blocks with a handful of powder in the eyes and hits the Yoshi Tonic... STILL NO! Diamond Dust follows, Darby grabs his tack jacket and comes off the top... JOE KICKS OUT OF THE COFFIN DROP! Allin grabs a utility knife and cuts the canvas free of the ring!

He peels the canvas back and pulls the foam pads off the boards! Walking on the exposed boards, suicide dive... JOE SIDESTEPS AND ALLIN GOES THROUGH THE TABLE LEANED AGAINST THE BARRICADE! Back inside, Samoa lays the tack jacket out... POWERBOMB ONTO THE TACKS!

Joe grinds the tack jacket into Darby’s face but he thumbs Samoa in the bleeding eye! Allin with chairshots, he climbs but Joe pulls referee Bryce Remsburg into the ropes to cut him off! Up for the Muscle Buster... AVALANCHE MUSCLE BUSTER INTO THE EXPOSED BOARDS! IT’S OVER!

Samoa Joe wins by pinfall with a Muscle Buster into the exposed boards, becoming your new AEW TNT Championship.

Post-match, Wardlow makes his entrance and charges the ring! He takes Joe down into mounted punches! Taking his jacket off, Wardlow is fired up, he opens his shirt and goes for the Powerbomb Symphony but Samoa Joe scrambles away and security hit the ring!

Mr. Mayhem beats up security and powerbombs one of them as the King of Television looks on.

That’s the show, folks.

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