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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (Feb. 8, 2023): Championship Fight Night

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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 El Paso, Texas’ El Paso County Coliseum for what they’re calling Championship Fight Night! The Elite defend the Trios belts against Top Flight & AR Fox, while The Acclaimed put the Tag straps up against The Gunns. Konosuke Takeshita can earn a World title shot by beating MJF, and The Bunny gets the same opportunity when she faces Jamie Hayter. RUSH is the latest former World champ standing between Bryan Danielson and his Iron Man match with MJF at Revolution, which Ricky Starks has to run the Garcia-Guevara Gauntlet to get his hands on Chris Jericho. 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!


At last the crimson chord cascade to shower dry cordials within. Too late to leap the chocolate gate, pale fountains fizzing forth pink gin. While destiny begins to fly, the farmyard chorus sings its wake, but me? I’m just here to liveblog this pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with the intro video.

Konosuke Takeshita vs. Maxwell Jacob Friedman

Friedman offers a handshake, Takeshita is reticent but accepts eventually and, of course, it was a ruse. Kick to the midsection, whip across, duck a lariat, flying forearm takes Max off his feet! Up in the turnbuckles for mounted punches, MJF cuts them off into a Manhattan Drop!

Konosuke with a huge jumping knee to rock Friedman, another knee gets referee Paul Turner pulled in the way and MJF goes to town on his arm in the aftermath. Repeated knee drops, hard whip into the corner, armbar applied. Takeshita to his feet, elbows to break free but Max gets him right away with another arm wringer!

Hammerlock DDT, only two! Takeshita catches him, exploder suplex into the turnbuckles and he’s fired up to fight back into it! Boot in the corner, a second one, Friedman sidesteps a third, schoolboy for two! Whip reversed, up and over cut off with a kick to the chest!

Konosuke with a sheerdrop brainbuster... SO CLOSE! Off the top, frog splash... MJF KICKS OUT! Looking for a piledriver, Takeshita reverses... WHEELBARROW TOMBSTONE AND RIGHT INTO A DEADLIFT WHEELBARROW SUPLEX! Going for the knee, MJF rolls out of the ring! Plancha but nobody’s home and Konosuke lands hard on the floor!

Following Takeshita out to the floor, beating him down, hammerlock throw reversed and Max eats the turnbuckles hard! Back inside, kick to the ribs, up top but Friedman recovers and throws himself into the ropes to crotch Konosuke! Up top, Spanish Fly attempt but Max lands on his feet! Rolling elbow gets a lariat and both men are down and out!

Cover, into the Salt of the Earth! Biting Takeshita’s hand, he reverses, schoolboy for two! To the floor, Konosuke off the ropes... TOPE CON GIRO! Back inside, knee pad down, but again Max rolls out of the ring! Turner distracted, cheap shot from the champion, dropping knees to the arm but Takeshita rolls away!

Trading right hands, thumb to the eye, going for a Frankensteiner, powerbomb backbreaker and MJF comes up lame in the knee, screaming agony! Back on his feet, hobbling, Konosuke catches him... BLUE THUNDER DRIVER CAN’T DO IT! Running knee... MAX GETS A FOOT ON THE ROPES!

Konosuke with a springboard senton atomico, nobody home, Salt of the Earth back on! Takeshita fighting it, struggling, crawling, MJF shifts gears, bridging Salt of the Earth... IT’S OVER!

Maxwell Jacob Friedman wins by submission with a bridging Salt of the Earth.

Post-match, MJF shoves referee Paul Turner away, Dynamite Diamond Ring back on his finger and he clobbers Takeshita with it! Mounted punches follow, Konosuke bleding something fierce... “AMERICAN DRAGON” BRYAN DANIELSON MAKES THE SAVE! Friedman runs off while medics check on Takeshita’s head wound.

Samoa Joe cuts a promo about how he has both his belts again and everything is right with the world. He puts Darby Allin over as a worthy and brave adversary, but asks Wardlow what more he wants to have taken from him? Wardlow might be coming for the title, but he’ll take everything from him.

Jamie Hayter vs. the Bunny

Collar and elbow, Hayter takes her down with a headlock, Bunny with a headscissors choke in the ropes, Jamie suplexes her right back in! Bunny with a front kick on the apron, Stunner to the floor and a straight suplex sends Hayter’s calf cracking into the steel steps and us to break.

Back from commercial, Hayter with a series of suplexes, she capitalizes...

Jamie Hayter wins by pinfall with Hayterade.

Saraya and Toni Storm are interviewed backstage by Renee Paquette.

Saraya congratulates Jamie Hayter and calls her a loser before calling Leva Bates in. Her name starts with L, so Storm shoves her over and Saraya spray paints her front and back to call her a loser! She says they’re not here to make friends.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a recap of our opening match.

MJF welcomes an interviewer into his dressing room.

He says he’ll give Takeshita credit, he’s very good, but he’s not a generational talent, but nobody but him is so that’s okay. He doesn’t know if we hate him because he’s twisted or if he’s twisted because we hate him, but he know a man doesn’t know who he is until he’s tested by adversity.

He talks about getting speeding tickets in his blue camaro in high school and being one point away from losing his license. He went to prom and he talks about the one perfect girl he wanted to get with and how he took her for a spin and she got to (blowjob motion) distracting him.

He put pedal to the medal, it was raining cats and dogs, they hydroplaned, he panicked and hit the accelerator by accident and at 90 miles an hour they hit a telephone pole. He woke up tasting pennies, hands covered in blood, and sweet Liv cracked his windshield but thankfully she was breathing.

The cops arrived and he switched seats with her so he wasn’t the one driving, and that’s the kind of man he is. History has winners and losers and tonight he’s going to expose Danielson as not having the guts to do what it takes to be a winner. There will be no iron man match and Bryan will never come close to the world title.

Yes he’s a scumbag, and he’s damn proud of it.

“Cool Hand” Angelo Parker vs. “Red Death” Daniel Garcia vs. “Daddy Magic” Matt Menard vs. “Absolute” Ricky Starks (Garcia-Guevara Gauntlet Match)

Trading punches, Parker with a snap suplex for one! Stomp to the face, cover for two, Roshambo attempted but Angelo gouges the eyes! Off the ropes, Starks catches him...

Ricky Starks eliminates Angelo Parker by pinfall with a spear.

Matt Menard out second, schoolboy...

Ricky Starks eliminates Matt Menard by pinfall with a schoolboy.

Daniel Garcia seems like he’s the third in the gauntlet but Sammy Guevara makes his entrance.

Garcia blasts Starks from behind and puts boots to him, he’s the third man! With Red Death firmly in control, we go to break.

Back from commercial, Starks with a nearfall, Garcia counters a spear into the guillotine choke! Powerbomb counters the choke but Ricky can’t capitalize and both men are down and out! Up top, superplex, Starks rolls through... BRAINBUSTER! Fired up in the corner, up for Roshambo but Daniel uses the ropes to block!

Suplex lift to the apron, trading shots, spear on the apron! A man in a Kiss Demon mask in the crowd cold cocks Starks and lays him out! Back inside, cover...

Daniel Garcia wins, eliminating Ricky Starks by pinfall with a lateral press.

The Demon makes his way to the ring and takes the mask off... IT’S CHRIS JERICHO!

The Acclaimed and Daddy Ass are interviewed backstage.

Billy says he’s pulled in two different directions here and he cames about all four boys and they made the decision that he’s gonna stay in the back and let them handle business as a team. Max Caster talks up how they got it and Anthony Bowens wants to give the people what they want, and they all scissor.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Bryan Danielson is interviewed in the trainer’s room about his match tonight but they get locked in and we hear machinery noises.

Maxwell Jacob Friedman makes his entrance while Rush is in the ring.

He tells referee Aubrey Edwards they need to talk, because by the AEW rulebook and bylaws, Bryan Danielson is scheduled for a match here in shitty El Paso but he’s not here!

Max demands she ring the bell and count, and as she begins her count, Bryan shoulders his way through the trainer’s room door and runs! MJF demands a faster count but Aubrey is no dummy and she takes her sweet time! He’s here and it’s on!

“American Dragon” Bryan Danielson vs. Rush

Rush right on him with strikes, whip across, charging elbows, MJF joins the commentary booth! Kicks to the head, kicks to the back, chops, but Danielson’s resolve is steel and he fires up! Chops of his own, going chop for chop with El Toro Blanco! Headbutts from Danielson, superkick off the ropes, rebound German suplex and a flying knee from Rush!

To the floor, he throws Bryan into the barricade a few times, smashing his face into a steel chair before going back inside to break the count. Shotgun dropkick goes through Danielson’s skull! Bryan busted open and pouring blood, Rush rubs his hand on it and licks his fingers!

More headbutts, throwing Danielson hard into the barricade! Knees against the guardrail, a wicked forearm, dragging Bryan up by his hair and hammering him with a chop! Back inside, trading chops on the apron, slaps and chops to the neck as Dragon gets fired up!

He knocks Rush down but he pops up and hits a belly-to-belly suplex off the apron and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Rush with wrists clutched, front kick, Danielson grabs the arm and takes him down into an omoplata! Looking for the LeBell Lock but El Toro Blanco crawls for the ropes! Rush to the floor, Bryan off the ropes, Rush moves, Dragon readjusts... TOPE CON GIRO!

Setting Rush up in a chair on the floor, running corner dropkick against the barricade! Throwing him back inside, missile dropkick connects! Danielson’s face a crimson mask, clutching his arm as he psyches himself back up, chest kicks follow, El Toro Blanco with a goozle but Bryan blocks and they trade chops!

Kicks into the corner, Rush turns him around for chops! Danielson turns him back around, chops and kicks, El Toro Blanco turns the tide again and stomps a mudhole in him! Across the ring, running corner dropkicks as the American Dragon powers up, Rush cuts him out of midair with an elbow!

Crossed arms, straitjacket piledriver... BRYAN DANIELSON WON’T STAY DOWN! Elbows on elbows in the corner, Edwards admonishes him, Bryan charges in... BUSAIKU KNEE CAN’T KEEP RUSH DOWN! Trading forearms, Danielson gets a couple in a row but El Toro Blanco returns several chops!

Trading headbutts, Bryan powers up and Rush lays about a dozen of them in! Two dozen! He offers his neck and Danielson lays a chop in... RUSH KNOCKS HIM DOWN WITH ONE OF HIS OWN! Off the ropes, rebound German, Bryan rolls through! Boot up, charging in...

“American Dragon” Bryan Danielson wins by pinfall with the Busaiku Knee, earning an AEW World Championship Iron Man Match at Revolution!

Post-match, MJF hobbles his way to the ring and drops Danielson with a loaded punch with the Dynamite Diamond Ring! Mounted punches, Salt of the Earth applied, trying to break Bryan’s arm! Max takes some security out and goes back to the armbar! More security, Dragon fighting back, security can’t get him off the hold and we go to break!

Back from commercial, BQ Bryan Quinn is interviewed along with one of his fellow Impractical Jokers about the new season.

Quinn figures Chris Jericho was a guest on their show and he was kind of a diva, and in the spirit of Impractical Jokers they figured they’d come and steal Floyd to loosen him up a little. They’re graciously allowing Chris a chance to respond on their premiere tomorrow night.

AR Fox & Top Flight (Dante & Darius Martin) vs. the Elite (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson, & Nick Jackson) (c) (AEW World Trios Championship)

Dante and Nick to start, Martin gets him in the ropes and breaks clean. Collar and elbow quickly gives way to jumping, whip reversed, backflip evasion into a dropkick! Tag to Darius, snap suplex, slingshot senton atomico, Matt runs in and they drop toehold him into his brother and Fox hits a senton atomico on him before dropkicking Omega out of the ring!

Smashing Nick’s face into the turnbuckles, tag to Darius, Matt tags in off of an Atomic Drop but Martin doesn’t realize. Up and over, Nick with a gutbuster and Matt finishes it with a running neckbreaker! Dante gets taken out and then so does AR! Tag to Kenny, elbows and chops leave Darius in agony!

Triple-teaming Martin with corner strikes, Omega with a two count off a ribbreaker and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Darius is still stuck in a bad way as Matt works him over. Jackson clears the apron, Darius off the ropes, standing Spanish Fly! Nick with a slingshot splash on him, knees up and Omega comes in for the assist. Fox off the top, nobody home but he rolls right through into a senton atomico on Nick!

AR with the roll-through Ace Crusher on Kenny, the Bucks come in, he fights them off, corner lariat into a back elbow! Skin the cat, dropkick, Ace Crusher connects, duck a kick from a Buck and then an Ace Crusher leaves Fox fired up and standing tall! Suicide dives on all three Elite men!

A tope con giro for the Bucks! Up top, Fox perches, senton atomico... KENNY KICKS OUT! Omega with jabs, boot up, LO MEIN PAIN! Dante tags in, boot up, off the top, caught in the locomotion northern lights suplexes! Matt tries for a triple pin but comes up empty! Tag to Nick, Darius fights them off, tag to Dante! Fast-paced, tornado DDT connects but Matt breaks it up!

Fox sets ‘em up on the floor... SPRINGBOARD IMPLODING SOMERSAULT SENTON! Tag made, Nick down and out, 450 splash... KENNY OMEGA BREAKS IT UP AT THE LAST POSSIBLE SECOND! Looking for Lo Mein Pain on Nick, Kenny blocks and hits a Dragon suplex on him! Dante with a springboard lariat to take Omega out and set up an “everybody does something cool” section of the match!

Standing shiranui from Matt, enzuigiri from Fox, assisted Indietaker... TOP FLIGHT BREAK IT UP! Nick with a springboard moonsault to the floor, AR is isolated, sidestep the V-Trigger, schoolboy... NOPE! V-Trigger sets up the Doctor Wily Bomb... AR FOX KICKS OUT!

Another V-Trigger, electric chair, reversed... SO CLOSE! Matrix evasion, duck an enzuigiri, trying pins...

The Elite win by pinfall with a crucifix pin from Kenny Omega on AR Fox, retaining the AEW World Trios Championship.

We get a HOOK video package.

Stokely Hathaway is interviewed backstage. He refutes the notion that the Firm is falling apart and blames HOOK for all of their problems.

HOOK walks up behind him and Stoke changes his tune, wanting to go get macaroni and cheese with him. HOOK hooks his arm and tells him to watch his words and Hathaway calls for a medic!

Commentary hypes up our next week of shows and we go to break.

Ass Boys (Austin & Colten Gunn) vs. the Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens & Max Caster) (c) (AEW World Tag Team Championship)

Caster and Colten to start, collar and elbow, Gunn slings Max off and they go back to circling. Back to the lockup, Caster shrugs him off, headlock, shoots him off, shoulder block, drop down, big arm drag and a tag to Bowens! Chops in the corner, quick tags, stacking him up for Scissor Me Timbers and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Gunns have turned the tide and Caster is isolated as they work quick tags and keep a heat segment rolling. Max sidesteps a charge, ducks a lariat, tag to Bowens! Overhead elbows for each Gunn, kick combo into a Fameasser... COLTEN BREAKS IT UP!

Caster sends him packing, whip reversed, chaos all around and all four men are down and out! Rolling elbow wipes referee Stephon Smith, Austin hits Quick Draw on Bowens and goes and gets a title belt to seal the deal! BILLY GUNN IS HERE AND HE STOPS HIS OWN SON FROM BLASTING ANTHONY WITH A TITLE BELT! COLTEN COMES FROM BEHIND WITH THE OTHER TITLE AND LAYS HIS OWN FATHER OUT!

Both members of the Acclaimed back in the ring and brawling, big elbow from Bowens, the Arrival connects, Mic Drop... STILL NO REFEREE! Caster goes and tries to throw Smith back in the ring but he’s dead weight! Colten throws Max into the barricade, Stephon counts... COLTEN PULLS ANTHONY OFF THE COVER!

Waistlock, standing switch, O’Connor roll but Stephon is too slow! Belt shot sets him up...

Ass Boys win by pinfall with a folding press from Austin Gunn on Anthony Bowens, becoming your new AEW World Tag Team Champions.

Post-match, the Gunns carry the titles up the ramp while Billy Gunn tends to his adopted sons.

That’s the show, folks.

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