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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (April 12, 2023): Chris Jericho vs. Keith Lee

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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.

AEW will be at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panther Arena with Orange Cassidy defending his International title against House of Black’s Buddy Matthews, Swerve Stickland & Darby Allin renewing their rivalry, and Chris Jericho & Keith Lee starting theirs. Plus, the Blackpool Combat Club looks to finish off The Elite when Jon Moxley & Claudio Castagnoli take on Brandon Cutler & Michael Nakazawa, Powerhouse Hobbs puts his TNT championship on the line against Silas Young, Outcast Ruby Soho & Toni Storm throw down with Riho & Skye Blue, 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!


Remember when we were young? Sit up, right on the table a photograph of earth feeding me a way back while I liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you folks.

The show opens with the intro video.

Darby Allin vs. Shane “Swerve” Strickland

Allin right in with the standing Diamond Dust, Strickland to the floor and Darby pummels him with a suicide dive! Back inside, Shane rolls to the floor, Allin readjusts and hits a senton to the floor! Swerve catches him on the apron and slams him to the floor! Stomp to the ribs follows, but Darby gets him with an elbow against the barricade and breaks the count!

Back out, maneuvering Shane on the steel steps but Swerve trips him and pulls him down the steel! Front kick connects, back inside, Strickland pulls Darby’s belt off and whips him with it! Double leg into mounted punches turns the tide, back elbow, Swerve sidesteps the second and hits a jumping solebutt for a shockingly deep two count!

Choking Darby with his own chain, step-up heel kick, cover for two! Kicks send Allin to the apron and Shane hits the Swerve Stomp to the floor to send us to break!

Back from commercial, Allin has Strickland in the Tree of Woe, strips him of his boot... AND BITES HIS FOOT! Stomps to the ribs, grapevine ankle lock on the stocking foot of Swerve! Counter with a waistlock, Darby slips out, trading punches, duck a lariat... SPRINGBOARD COFFIN DROP COUNTERED INTO A GERMAN SUPLEX!

Suplex reversed into an inverted DDT and both men are down and out! Back to the ankle lock, but Shane gets to the ropes and forces the break! Electric chair on the apron... DARBY ALLIN WITH A POISON FRANKENSTEINER TO THE FLOOR DANGERRRROUS! Throwing Swerve back inside, Allin up top, Coffin Drop connects!

Prince Nana comes down the ramp and puts Strickland’s foot on the ropes to break the count! Darby chases him up the ramp but Brian Cage comes out the entry and he thinks better of it! Back in the ring, Strickland with the Swerve Stomp off the top, slow to capitalize from the bad ankle... NOT ENOUGH!

Brian Cage runs interference again, referee Aubrey Edwards ejects the Embassy and Darby kicks a chair out of Shane’s hands! Yoshi Tonic... SO CLOSE! Looking for Last Supper, he’s got it...

Darby Allin wins by pinfall with Last Supper.

Post-match, Maxwell Jacob Friedman makes his entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial, MJF gets on the mic with Darby Allin down and out in the corner.

Friedman gives Darby credit where it’s due, that was an incredible match, and especially impressive since his daddy Sting wasn’t out here. But of course it was great, because Allin’s great, and if anybody would know it’s him, because they had one of the greatest matches in the history of wrestling at Full Gear 2021.

And even though he’s a shitty little emo schmuck, pound for pound he’s one of the best people he’s ever been in the ring against. But he’s got two words to say that will prove that he’s Maxwell Jacob Friedman and he’s better than you, and those two words are “headlock takeover.”

He beat him with a maneuver so simple and Darby thinks he can take the world title? He knows Darby’s about as bright as everyone in this arena but he’s not on the level of the devil. Allin says back when they worked indies together MJF said when he made it to national TV everything would change, but he’s the same.

He felt the same way but when he got to AEW he started therapy because he didn’t want to be happy on the outside while he was dying on the inside, and he learned it didn’t matter about his success as long as his family are living beautiful lives. He’s used his AEW money to buy his parents a house and help his dad retire.

And Sting isn’t his dad, he’s just his best friend in this whole entire company, and all this is is a fifteen minute ride and he refuses to get off the ride wondering who all these random people in his personal life are. He’s not like Max, he won’t lower his morals to be somebody in this world, so if he’s got something to say, keep talking.

MJF tells Darby he’s not special and he’s sick of hearing him whine about morals because morals kill careers in this sport, and that’s a fact. He stands here like he’s some kind of daredevil, but Max thinks he’s a gutless coward who doesn’t have the balls to make the sacrifices that must be made.

Darby thinks he’s an idiot, that he’s not keenly aware that he might end up on his deathbed alone and he might not go to heaven? He could give a shit, because as long as the title comes with him, that’s all that matters, and that’s the difference between them.

He’ll do whatever it takes, but Allin won’t. He tells Darby to listen well, he’s willing to do whatever it takes to leave a legacy in this sport and when he’s done he’ll be the greatest of all time. And Darby’s legacy will be that he’s Sting’s bitch.

Enter Sting.

He gets in the ring and howls a few times. He just wants to know what all this daddy daycare talk is and it offends him deeply because he’s not a daycare kind of guy. He’s more like a cheerleader, he says, pulling a pom-pom out of his jacket and flicking it at MJF a few times.

He pulls another out and says he’s got a fever and the only cure is more pom-poms, and he keeps pulling pom-poms out of his jacket and throwing them at Max. He promises to stop if MJF stops talking about this Cody daycare stuff and stops and goes “oooh” and says he said “Cody” and the truth hurts.

Because Max had a support system in Cody and Darby has Sting and a young Stinger had a support system in the form of the Nature Boy, Ric Flair. He thanks the Nature Boy for putting him on the map and talks about his evolution from Surfer to Crow to Wolfpac to Joker Sting and says what he doesn’t have is a thirst for the world title.

He’ll be real with everybody, Showtime is almost over for him, but it’s just starting for Darby Allin! Darby says he’s coming for the title and Max spits in his face!

And so we go to break.

Silas Young vs. “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs (c) (AEW TNT Championship)

Hobbs clobbers Young out the gates and it’s over almost before it started...

“Powerhouse” Will Hobbs wins by pinfall with a slam to retain the AEW TNT Championship.

Hobbs and QT Marshall drag Silas Young off and we cut to the parking lot, where Wardlow is smashing Will’s car up! He hops in a forklift and puts the tines through the passenger window before lifting the car up and tipping it over!

Back inside, Powerhouse goes to take his anger out on Silas but Wardlow’s music hits and he pivots his attention as Mr. Mayhem comes charging down and a brawl begins! The locker room opens and road agents Pat Buck and BJ Whitmer bring down some referees to try and calm things down! Wardlow powerbombs Aaron Solo off the stage and through some tables!

“Switchblade” Jay White and Juice Robinson get a video package where they talk about being Bullet Club high rollers and they’re just getting started here, and call themselves Bullet Club Gold.

Buddy Matthews vs. Orange Cassidy (c) (AEW International Championship)

Both men seated in opposite corners for long beats, Matthews with kicks, Orange off the ropes, big satellite tijeras sends Buddy to the floor! Sliding back in, Cassidy puts his hands in his pockets, duck a backfist, dropkick, kip-up, off the ropes, suicide dive connects!

Back inside, off the top, Matthews catches the crossbody, goes for a powerbomb, countered into a Frankensteiner and Orange hits a satellite DDT! Orange Punch connects but the injured hands means he can’t capitalize! Cassidy rolls to the ropes and the ringside doctor checks his hand as we go to break!

Back from commercial, Buddy cuts Orange off by tearing at his injured hand! Blasting Cassidy with a boot as he pulls himself up, setting him up top, they trade punches, looking for a blockbuster but Matthews catches him in mid-air! Slipping out, off the ropes, satellite DDT reversed, knee catches Buddy, to the apron, smash him into the turnbuckles!

Matthews with a kick from the apron, Orange gives him one back, DDT blocked, big knee from Buddy! Beach Break on the apron and both men are down and out on the floor! They beat referee Bryce Remsburg’s count, trading forearms from their knees and to their feet!

Rolling solebutt, front kick, stomp, Buddy wins the exchange and stomps the injured hand and grinds his foot into it! Using Orange’s kicks against him, Cassidy waves him off and takes the time to put his hands in his pockets before Matthews blasts him in the head!

Reverse a brainbuster into Stundog Millionaire and Freshly Squeezed is back in the fight! Uppercut in the corner gets an Orange Punch, jockeying in the corner... ORANGE CASSIDY HITS THE AVALANCHE DDT! Buddy to the floor, suicide dive DDT from the champion connects!

Back in, a diving DDT... SO CLOSE! Matthews with a pump kick, knee countered, schoolboy and the Orange Punch... BUDDY KICKS OUT! Cassidy charges in, Matthews grabs his hand to block the Orange Punch, Alarm Clock connects and the champion crumbles!

Orange asks for it right on the jaw and collapses, it’s a ruse but Buddy has it scouted, Blackout... CASSIDY KICKS OUT! Here It Is Driver countered...

Orange Cassidy wins by pinfall with the seatbelt pin to retain the AEW International Championship.

We get another weird BDSM basement video package for Luchasaurus and Christian Cage, in which Christian says some things have changed.

And so we go to break.

Backstage, Renee Paquette interviews Best Friends.

Trent Beretta says Orange’s hand is fine and he’s defending the title every week on the run of his life and he’s making the boys jealous. Chuck Taylor makes a challenge to Aussie Open to come fight Best Friends on Rampage.

“All Ego” Ethan Page is in the ring, mic in hand.

He says Ethan Page and the Firm have had a bit of a rough patch. Matt Hardy cracked him over the head with the FTW Championship, HOOK beat the living crap out of Stokely Hathaway and he’s still injured, and there’s the whole contract situation. He’s a mess, he hasn’t been able to tan or get a haircut and yet he still looks 10x better than you disgusting Milwaukee hillbillies.

So he needs answers, he needs Matt Hardy to tell him why he cracked him over the head with the title and what he put in the contract, and he knows he still works for him so he needs to come down here now.

Enter Matt Hardy with Isiah Kassidy.

Hardy says you gotta read the fine print in any contract, and yes he did manipulate him to think he was his best friend, because he’s the biggest hole of the ass he’s ever met in his life, and that’s why he worked him into signing the contract. And that contract said that if HOOK beat Ethan Page, Matt Hardy and Private Party are no longer with the Firm.

Because it gives him the right to pick his next match and the stipulation is that if they beat the Firm, they’re out. Ethan Page says there’s more to the firm than just he and Stokely, and Big Bill and Lee Moriarty attack Page and Kassidy from behind! HOOK with a judo throw to Moriarty, lariat for Page!

Body blows for Big Bill, looking for the T-Bone but All Ego gets up in time to block! They beat HOOK and co. down...

JEFF HARDY IS BACK TO MAKE THE SAVE, CHAIR IN HAND! He throws a chair at Moriarty and hits the Twist of Fate! Jeff up top... SWANTON BOMB!

We get a recap of Bryan Danielson stabbing Hangman Page in the eye with a screwdriver.

Kenny Omega sends in a video promo. He thanks the fans and the doctors for being so quick and says he talks to the Young Bucks every day and they promised they’d take care of this Blackpool Combat Club in the ring. Squeaky wheel gets the grease, he gets it, you want to make an impact.

But when they left Don Callis in a pool of his own blood, skull split open and concussed, that was too much. He gets it, he’s not the most likeable guy, but he’s still family, and when you mess with someone’s family, you get what you deserve. It’s not going to be blood for blood, it’s going to be much, much worse.

Blackpool Combat Club make their entrance and we go to break.

Blackpool Combat Club (Claudio Castagnoli & Jon Moxley) vs. the Elite (Brandon Cutler & Michael Nakazawa)

Blackpool Combat Club meets Brandon Cutler and Michael Nakazawa in the ramp and beat them down! Claudio Castagnoli and Jon Moxley stand tall in the ring as a bloody Nakazawa crawls up the ramp and we get a bell!

Claudio with kicks, Michael fights to his feet and mounts a desperate defense but Castagnoli catches him with the swing into the Sharpshooter! A bloodied Brandon Cutler makes his way into the ring to break it up and Claudio throws him out of the ring like a sack of garbage!

Looking for the Ricola Bomb, Nakazawa fights him off and tags Cutler in! Moxley legal too, shrugging off Brandon’s limp punches, raining right hands down on him, Cutler off the ropes with a lariat, another one actually halfway staggers Jon but he takes Brandon off his feet with one of his own, underhooks, Death Rider, the bulldog choke... NAKAZAWA BREAKS IT UP!

But referee Rick Knox has seen enough...

Blackpool Combat Club wins by referee stoppage, probably.

Jon Moxley gets on the mic and asks where the Young Bucks, Hangman Page, and Don Callis are, before answering that they’re all at the hospital, babies with glass jaws, and it’s BCC that puts the Elite in All Elite Wrestling.


A smile plays out as he stands on the stage... THE YOUNG BUCKS ARE HERE TOO! SUPERKICK PARTY IN THE RING! OMEGA JOINS THEM AND THEY BEAT MOXLEY DOWN! Kenny slides a toolbox in the ring and lines Mox up but the Bucks wave him off and hand him a screwdriver!

Jon spits in Matt Jackson’s face and asks for Kenny to bring it, but Claudio pulls him out of the ring before he can get stabbed with a screwdriver!

The Embassy are interviewed backstage.

Prince Nana says they’re not actually angry, they’re very happy, because Darby Allin’s success is a testimony to Swerve teaching him, and he’s still got some scores to settle and they’re gonna leave with something.

Riho & Skye Blue vs. the Outcasts (Ruby Soho & Toni Storm)

Jumping the babyface team at the bell, things settle down with Storm and Blue legal, Toni putting boots to her, chops in the ropes. Skye comes back with a tijeras, enzuigiri, tags made. Riho in with a dropkick, whip reversed, drop down, Soho with a stomp and a kick to the ribs!

Babyfaces with stereo dropkicks, clear the apron, hand in hand, Riho with a crossbody to the floor and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Destination Unknown countered, Blue tags in, elbows, jawbreaker, whip across, rising knee against the ropes! Blind tag, snapmare, Toni lays her out with a kick! Skye on the apron, she sidesteps and Storm crashes to the floor! Kick combo takes Ruby out, kicks for Toni and Saraya and a diving tijeras for Storm!

Back inside, the match breaks down into “everybody do something cool” territory, Toni catches her...

The Outcasts win by pinfall with Storm Zero from Toni Storm on Skye Blue.

Post-match, the Outcasts spray the green L on Riho and hit a triple powerbomb on her!

Jamie Hayter tries to make the save but gets overwhelmed! Dr. Britt Baker, DMD makes the save for real and gets in a brawl with Saraya! Short kick to the ribs, off the ropes, the other Outcasts save Saraya before she can hit the stomp!

And so we go to break.

Chris Jericho vs. “Limitless” Keith Lee

Jericho throwing chops early, Lee shrugs them off and clocks him with a huge shoulder block! Nodowa Otoshi follows it, punches into the corner, Grizzly Magnum blocked and Keith shifts to a big knee lift! Elbows out of the corner, chops, Grizzly Magnum connects this time and Chris stumbles back into the corner!

Big headbutts and body blows in the corner from the Limitless One, throwing Jericho into the corner, whip across, Stinger Splash! Whip across, another Stinger Splash, scoop and a slam, Y2J sends him crashing to the floor with the triangle dropkick and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Jericho in control with forearms and chops, Lee passes him into the corner and he lands a missile dropkick to keep the momentum rolling. Lionsault connects, slow to cover, Keith recovers, Stinger Splash and Daniel Garcia runs interference.

Lee turns around but catches Chris in a bear hug! I can hardly bear it! Elbows to break free, Keith drops him with a lariat! Up for the Spirit Bomb, Jericho floats out, schoolboy for two! Lee connects with the Pounce and drags Y2J into position, going up top, moonsault... THE KNEES ARE UP!

Chokeslam follows... JERICHO KICKS OUT! Float over a powerbomb, rake Lee’s face, double leg looking for the Walls of Jericho and he gets Keith rolled over! Keith crawling for the ropes, Garcia jawing at him, but the Limitless One gets the ropes! Y2J on the verge of tears trying to figure out how to put Lee down and he runs right into Grizzly Magnum!

A biel sends him flying, fireman’s carry, Daniel Garcia up on the apron to get Jericho some separation and Lee elbows him and slingshots him in the ring to deal with him! Double lariat on both Jericho Appreciation Society men! Chris sidesteps a charge, goes for the Codebreaker but Keith blocks by deadlifting him... ONE SPIRIT BOMB AND YOUR WHOLE LIFE CHANGES!

Refereee Aubrey Edwards is distracted by Daniel Garcia, a masked man cracks Lee in the face with a foreign object and it appears to have been Shane Strickland! Chris crawls over...

Chris Jericho wins by pinfall with a lateral press.

Garcia helps Jericho to his feet after.

Enter Adam Cole!

He checks on Keith Lee and offers a fist bump, which is reciprocated. They turn their backs on Jericho and Garcia and start walking as the heels fume over being ignored.

That’s the show, folks.

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