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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (Feb. 15, 2023): Texas Tornado Match

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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 will be at Sames Auto Arena in Laredo, Texas with a Texas Tornado match between Blackpool Combat Club’s Jon Moxley & Claudio Castagnoli and La Faccion Ingobernable’s RUSH & Perro Peligroso. Plus, Adam Cole speaks to Renee Paquette about his comeback, Mark Briscoe faces Josh Woods in his second AEW match, Dr. Britt Baker, Ruby Soho & Toni Storm do battle in a Triple Threat, The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn team with Orange Cassidy to take on Jay Lethal, Jeff Jarrett, Satnam Singh & Sonjay Dutt, Jungle Jack Perry tangles with Brian Cage, Hangman Page goes one-on-one with Kip Sabian, Wardlow chats with Jim Ross, World champion MJF is contractually obligated to appear... 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!


Is this the death of liberty? Is this the price that life has come to mean, all our friends, now enemies, but me? I’m just here to liveblog this pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with a memorial graphic for Memphis legend Jerry Jarrett.

The intro video follows.

“Daddy Ass” Billy Gunn, Orange Cassidy, & the Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens & Max Caster) vs. Jay Lethal, Jeff Jarrett, Satnam Singh, & Sonjay Dutt

Lethal and the Acclaimed to start, quick tags and double-teams keeping Jay on the back foot, but they turn Caster around and work him over in turn. Big hip tosses to Jarrett, dropkick, lil bit of hip wiggle but Jeff snaps off a mat slam and tags the seven footer in!

Gunn wants the tag but Cassidy gets it and goes face-to-face with Singh! Satnam doesn’t take him seriously and tags Dutt in! Hands in pockets fakeout and a tag to Daddy Ass! Sonjay runs away and tags Double J in, Jeff points to the top of the ramp where the Ass Boys offer crotch chops!

An elbow sets Billy up for a running hip attack and Jarrett struts! Gunn takes Lethal out after a cheap shot but Jeff lays him out! Dutt tags in, putting boots to Billy until he wakes up, at which point her runs away and tags Jeff in! Taunting the Acclaimed, Lethal legal, double whip, a strut of his own and choking Gunn on the mat!

Satnam back in, Daddy Ass with valiant punches but Singh lays him out! The Acclaimed duck under him to clear the apron but the giant takes him out! Orange Punch blocked, shoving the All-Atlantic Champion away and tagging Sonjay back in but Gunn hits the Fameasser!

Dutt is scared without his backup, Jarrett slides in and blasts Billy with Paul Walter Hauser’s Golden Globe! Into a bit of “everybody do something cool”, Sonjay wants to use the pencil but Orange Cassidy hits the Orange Punch! Lethal breaks up Scissor Me Timbers, Gunn clears him out and Caster still has Dutt down!

Billy up top, Jeff cuts him off, Orange Punch for Jarrett! Caster still has Dutt, Cassidy with the disdainful kicks, Orange takes Jay out with a Frankensteiner to the floor, Bowens up top...

Billy Gunn, Orange Cassidy, & the Acclaimed win by pinfall with Scissor Me Timbers from the Acclaimed on Sonjay Dutt.

Post-match, a big group scissor happens.

Bryan Danielson cuts a promo about how Maxwell Jacob Friedman can’t last the hour the way he can and we’re informed that the champion is contractually obligated to appear on the show tonight.

Rush and Preston Vance jump Claudio Castagnoli and Jon Moxley in the crowd and beat them down and we go to break!

Blackpool Combat Club (Claudio Castagnoli & Jon Moxley) vs. La Faccion Ingobernable (Preston “Perro Peligroso” Vance & Rush) (Tornado Tag Team Match)

Back from commercial, Vance has Moxley in the ring and we get the bell while Rush takes it to Castagnoli! LFI running hot on Jon, whip across, lariats and body avalanches, big spinebuster from Perro Peligroso and the fists go up! Claudio returns, back up on the apron, springboard lariat takes Preston out!

Elbow up but Castagnoli gets him up... ALPAMARE WATERSLIDE! Mox goes and gets some chairs and charges around the ring to blast Rush from behind and catapult him into the barricade! Blackpool Combat Club settling into control of the match, double whip puts Vance into the corner and they do it again!

Rush returns, double boot from Claudio and Jon and Moxley dives on him after! Preston clotheslines Castagnoli to the floor, Mox pops up on the apron and bites his face! Vance off the ropes and he suicide spears Moxley into Claudio and Rush and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Moxley, battered and bloodied, powers up from under the thumb of LFI! Rush in with punches, Jon gives them right back, off the ropes and El Toro Blanco runs into a forearm! Vance with a loaded punch with a chain but Mox kicks out! Preston wraps his fist in the chain and punches away!

We see Hangman Page watching backstage as a defiant Moxley gets to his knees and flips Vance the bird in time for Claudio to make the save! Castagnoli wraps his fist in the chain and punches Preston to the mat! Again and again into the corner, wailing him with chain-wrapped fist!

Another big right sets up the giant swing in the middle of the ring! Vance is opened up now and wearing the crimson mask, all four men in the ring trading wild punches, Rush German suplexes Moxley and Claudio hits a Saito suplex on Preston! The two face off and Castagnoli drops him with a huge uppercut!

Jose the Assistant slides in the ring with a chair and cracks it across Claudio’s back! Rush with a belly-to-belly suplex, Castagnoli hits a spear... VANCE BREAKS IT UP! Jon wraps the chain around Preston’s neck, snapmare into the overhead elbows, cross armbar...

Blackpool Combat Club win by submission with a chain-assisted cross armbar from Jon Moxley on Preston Vance.

Backstage, Butcher, Blade, and Kip Sabian attack “Hangman” Adam Page and leave him laying when Dark Order run in to make the save.

Jim Ross has a sitdown interview with Wardlow.

He asks Mr. Mayhem what’s next and Wardlow says he and Samoa Joe have lots of stories but he wants to talk about his dad and the way as a small child he built a strong relationship with him. But his dad left and came back and then he had stage 4 cancer and the next time they met was when he was in hospice.

Wardlow was just starting wrestling and his dad was able to make it to his first show and the only thing he could tell him to give him any peace was that he’d be a better man and he’d do right and the next morning he got the call that his father passed. And he’d never grown his hair or his beard out but seeing that get taken from his dad, he decided to grow it out.

So when Joe cut his hair he took Wardlow’s connection with his father from him. He tells Samoa to look in his eyes because he’s never gonna be the same man again and he will not survive him.

Josh Woods vs. Mark Briscoe

Collar and elbow, struggling around the ring, Woods ducks a chop! Ankle pick, roll through, wristlock into an armbar, Ari Daivari and Tony Nese pull Briscoe out of the ring but Lucha Brothers make the save and fight them off to the back! Mark back up on the apron, right hand from Josh sets up a corkscrew brainbuster to the floor as we go to break!

Back from commercial, Briscoe busts out the Redneck Kung Fu but Woods catches him with an exploder suplex combination! To the apron, block the chop, big right hand and Mark is feeling it! Shoulder block and a boot sends Josh to the floor! Briscoe sets a chair up in the ring... POETRY IN MOTION TOPE CON GIRO!

Back inside, corner lariat, back suplex puts him up top... THUNDER FIRE POWERBOMB OFF THE TOP FOR TWO! Josh hits Chaos Theory to even the score but can’t keep Mark Briscoe down! California Roll from Briscoe, he goes up top...

Mark Briscoe wins by pinfall with Froggy Bow.

Renee Paquette hosts a sitdown interview with Adam Cole.

He feels great and he loves being back on the road with AEW and part of him is discouraged that he’s so close to the ring but not quite yet and he’s learned to celebrate the small victories, like the way he can look to the right without his right eye twitching.

He feels like there are a lot of chapters to his story he hasn’t been able to explore yet and he thinks the roster, top to bottom, has never been better, and he knows when he does come back he has to be as prepared as possible. He won’t name names but it’s gonna be good for AEW and good for Adam Cole when he comes back.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Maxwell Jacob Friedman is in the ring and on the mic.

He says Bryan Danielson has no idea how much these fans loving him pisses him off. Not too long ago these schmucks used to be devil worshippers, but he knows these people are disgusting fickle little monsters, so he turned his back on them before they could turn on him.

But at least he’s honest about who he is— he’s the devil, man! But these people don’t love Danielson, they love who he is when he walks through the aisle. He’s a worthless sack of trash who’s been given everything he has, but that’s not all of why he hates Dragon.

He hates Danielson because he has these people convinced that he’s better than MJF. And we probably think Bryan’s the best in the world, too, right? Is it because he entertains us the best or does the coolest maneuvers or holds, is it because he puts on five-star bangers?

Little secret, that’s not why you get in the business, you get in the business for one reason only, to become the world champion. And last he checked, the only way you know you’re the best in the world is if you’re the man holding the AEW World Championship, something Danielson has never accomplished.

He’s not an idiot, at March 5 at Revolution Bryan’s gonna give him everything he has. He’s gonna use every trick he’s picked up in Mexico, the UK, and Canada, but after those sixty minutes are up, Max will be victorious.

But if you won’t take his word for it, maybe you’ll listen to a man that Danielson looks to as a mentor, the Fallen Angel, Christopher Daniels!

Enter Christopher Daniels.

MJF hands him the mic and asks him to tell the truth about Bryan Danielson inside the squared circle. Chris begins, full disclosure, MJF paid him an obscene amount of money tonight to denigrate Bryan Danielson on national television, and there was a time in his life he would happily taken the money and buried Danielson for hours.

But that’s not the man he is today, and the truth is Bryan Danielson is set to knock Friedman’s dick in the dirt. He remembers the first time he was in the ring with 20-year-old Danielson and got hit so hard he thought he was going to die and that’s when he know Dragon was gonna be great.

He watched Bryan win King of Indies in APW in 2001, which directly inspired the creation of Ring of Honor Wrestling as a promotion, and ROH brought real pro wrestling to a fanbase that was starved of it at the time. The same kind of fans who were ecstatic when AEW opened four years ago.

So if there wasn’t a Ring of Honor, there might not be an AEW, and there definitely wouldn’t be an MJF. Dragon always tries to learn a new thing every match and Daniels has watched him grow into a consummate world champion and he’s confident he’s going to win the AEW World Championship.

Danielson is exactly what Max wishes he could be, the best wrestler in the world today. MJF is just a fraud, but Bryan will outwrestle and expose—

MJF swats the mic out of his hand and screams in Daniels’ face that he’s the best in the world. Chris disagrees and tries to leave, Max pulls him in and slaps him! Daniels tells him not to ever disrespect him again and MJF kicks him in the gentleman’s area and puts Salt of the Earth on him!

Bryan Danielson is here to make the save!

Commentary explains the women’s division drama of late.

The Ass Boys get a hype reel promo talking up how they’re the world tag team champions and so on.

Brian Cage vs. “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry

Perry in with a dropkick, Cage rams him clear across to the opposite corner, backflip up and over, dropkick sends Brian to the floor and a dive follows! Another tope, a third con giro gets caught and the Machine powerbombs him into the apron to send us to break!

Back from commercial, Cage pops Perry up, he fights out with punches, off the ropes and he runs clean into a boot! Jack gets under him, fireman’s carry denied, back elbow on the charge, springboard crossbody caught into a ribbreaker, fireman’s carry, Jungle Boy tries to reverse but Brian pops him into a spinebuster... NOPE!

Buckle bomb sets up the F-5... STILL NO! Jockeying for position in the corner, Cage hung in the ropes, double stompo across the neck! Jungle Boy off the top... BRIAN CAGE KICKS OUT OF A SPLASH! Death Valley Driver... ONLY ONE! Cage pops up, fired up, discus lariat caught into a crucifix driver!

Basement superkick, northern lariat, roll into a folding press...

“Jungle Boy” Jack Perry wins by pinfall with a folding press.

As Perry leaves, Christian Cage makes his entrance, arm still in a sling.

Jack rushes him but Cage sprays him down with mace! He takes the sling off and then the elbow sleeve... CHRISTIAN IS GOOD TO GO! He chokes Perry out on the stage before hitting the Killswitch!

Renee Paquette is backstage with news of the Gunn Club’s first title defense, a three-way at the PPV. Their two challenging teams will be crowned by a battle royal next week and a Casino Battle Royal later.

The Acclaimed roll up, upset that the Ass Boys cheated to beat them and say they don’t back down from a fight and it’s gonna be a four-way because they’re invoking their rematch clause. Open the Forbidden Door, it doesn’t matter, the Acclaimed will knock them all on their asses and take home what is rightfully theirs.

Commentary promises us an update on “Hangman” Adam Page, after the break.

Back from commercial, the Elite cut a promo about NBA All-Star Weekend and make some picks and other stuff I can’t decipher.

AR Fox and Top Flight roll up, asking for another match on Friday. Don Callis tells them they lost and everyone saw it and the boys have other stuff going on. Dante Martin says they much just like to play with balls and they don’t have any of their own.

Kenny Omega says if they want to have fun on Rampage, they’ve got it, and Matt Jackson throws a basketball at Brandon Cutler’s gentleman’s area.

“Hangman” Adam Page vs. Kip Sabian

Page running hot, Sabian faking out on a trip to the floor and blasting him with a baseball slide! Penalty Kick off the apron follows, Arabian Press Asai Moonsault sends us to break!

Back from commercial, Sabian misses a stomp and Page hits a Cactus Clothesline! Whip into the barricade, back inside for a big powerbomb... NOPE! Deadeye denied, Kip gets him up in a backbreaker rack but Adam lands on his feet and drops him with a lariat! Charging in...

Adam Page wins by pinfall with Buckshot.

Post-match, Blackpool Combat Club (sans Bryan Danielson) come to the ring.

Jon Moxley says he knows Hangman thinks they have unfinished business, but he got his ass pinned last time. He has some respect for Page, but no fear, and he’s got his number and there’s no chance he will ever, ever beat Mox again, so let it go.

Adam says he’s not happy with their last match’s result and he doesn’t think Moxley is either. Jon had hoped he’d have some friends to talk him into a smarter decision, but the emo cowboy ain’t got no friends.

Enter the Dark Order.

Evil Uno points out they’ve had Page’s back for the last two years and he swats Hangman away when he tells them to leave. Uno’s had enough, they’ve heard Jon Moxley talk and talk and Evil Uno is not afraid of him. Evil piefaces Mox, they go forehead to forehead and Hangman pulls his friend back!

Moxley grabs the mic and challenges Hangman to a Texas Deathmatch at Revolution, looking clean past Evil Uno!

Jericho Appreciation Society are interviewed backstage.

Chris Jericho says Ricky Starks got lucky and he’s not giving him another match because he’s not at his level. But Daniel Garcia will give him another match, because he’s sick of him out here saying it’s his time, and he’ll expose Starks as an absolute fraud.

Commentary hypes up the next couple weeks of shows and we go to break.

Back from commercial, the Firm are interviewed backstage.

An injured Stokely Hathaway claims that HOOK should be fired and he hopes that AEW management has good news for him by the end of the night. Ethan Page and Matt Hardy ask why he wasn’t at the party they threw last night and they bicker but Tony interrupts to inform them HOOK has been suspended pending investigation.

Dr. Britt Baker, DMD vs. Ruby Soho vs. Toni Storm

Storm is holding Baker for Soho but she won’t take it and grabs a schoolboy on Toni for two! Trying to roll Britt up as well, whip across, whip reversed, big neckbreaker from Baker for two! Ruby stands alone, elbow from Baker and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Britt clubbing Toni down repeatedly, big back elbow sends her spiraling, underhooks, blocked, throwing Soho at Storm and taking them both down with a neckbreaker! Baker and Toni trading forearms, ripcord rolling elbow sets up the fisherman neckbreaker... SO CLOSE!

Soho with an STO out of the corner, perching up top, nobody home and she dives right into a hard right hook from Toni Storm! Cloverleaf applied and Britt adds Lockjaw but Saraya breaks it up! Storm with a tornado DDT to take Hayter out, Saraya hits a lightning spiral on Britt and spray paints Toni Storm’s butt to set up the running hip attack in the corner!

Ruby throws Toni into Saraya and takes the pin...

Ruby Soho wins by pinfall with a lateral press.

Post-match, Saraya confronts Ruby and gets screamed at for her trouble. Jamie Hayter comes in the ring and jaws at them before going to check on Baker.

That’s the show, folks.

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