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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (April 19, 2023): Jericho/Cole face-to-face

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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 Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh with a face-to-face between Adam Cole & Chris Jericho, Jay White making his in-ring debut against Komander, Wardlow trying to reclaim the TNT title from Powerhouse Hobbs, and The Elite speaking on their surprise return & attack on Blackpool Combat Club from last week. We’ll also hear from Tag champs FTR, see hometown hero Dr. Britt Baker team with Women’s champ Jamie Hayter to take on The Outcasts’ Ruby Soho & Tony Storm, and get a trios match between The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn and Jericho Appreciation Society’s Jake Hager, Matt Menard & Angelo Parker. 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!


Hello mirror, so glad to see you my friend, it’s been a while. Searching, fearless, where do I begin to liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks?

The show opens with the intro video.

“Jungle Boy” Jack Perry makes his entrance and gets on the mic, but before he can string three words together—

Enter Sammy Guevara.

He, too is ready to speak, but—

Enter Darby Allin.

He tells Sammy that out of all the pillars he’s known him the longest and likes him the most, but he’s least qualified to challenge for the title because perception is reality and he comes off like a sidekick. He claims he and Sting are equals, and after all it’s not the Sting Appreciation Society.

He says Chris Jericho is holding him back and if they have a problem with that, he’d love to talk it out. And Jungle Boy, he had to work the least hard to get here, hand-picked because he’s part of this California clique, and when he was announced as under contract, Darby was still living out of his car.

He was jealous, but it didn’t take long for that to disappear, because nothing about him intimidates him. Perry says he always sees kids in the crowd with their faces painted like Darby and wonders what they’d think if they knew the real Darby, antisocial, unfriendly, and rude.

Jack says this wasn’t even Darby’s first choice, and he wouldn’t be here if he hadn’t failed at skateboarding. Perry calls Sammy an immense dirtbag and says out of Darby and MJF, he actually respects Guevara the most. For better or worse, wtih Sammy, what you see is exactly what you get.

He puts his body, his life, and his future on the line, and Jack respects that, but he’s still a scumbag piece of shit.

Sammy takes a turn now, and says Jungle Boy is just like MJF, hand-picked to be here, and at the first Double or Nothing, Darby didn’t work here, and Sammy was on the preshow, and he watched Bret “the Hitman” Hart in the ring with Jungle Boy and MJF.

Hell, go back to Revolution, and neither he nor Darby made the card, but MJF and Jungle Boy did, so he feels like he can relate the most to Allin, two sides of the same coin, willing to do whatever it takes to make it. And he has to thank him for giving him hope, when Allin lost match after match, and then bam, he was the first Pillar to win a title here.

He saw Darby become champion and thought he’d do it and better, and he did three times, and there’s this never-ending competition between the two of them, but now it’s Allin’s time to sit back and watch as Sammy becomes the world champion. Jack Perry says he’s gonna be the next champion, but not just for himself, but for everyone who’s supported him since day one.

Enter Maxwell Jacob Friedman.

He says he doesn’t care what Pittsburgh thinks as they boo him, and he tells his fellow pillars to stop fighting over him, he’s going to blush. He says he knows they’re all tied up in the rankings so he had a talk with his good friend Tony Khan, and there’s going to be a Pillars tournament to crown a #1 contender at Double or Nothing.

One of them is going to get a bye in round one, and he calls a crewmember out with a hat to pick a name out of it, and Darby gets the bye. So in round one, it’ll be Sammy vs. Jack, and that will happen next— psych, it’s happening tonight, playa!

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, graphics show us that the Pillars tournament is a single-elimination structure.

Team DMD (Dr. Britt Baker, DMD & Jamie Hayter) vs. the Outcasts (Ruby Soho & Toni Storm)

Brawling on the ramp and all around the floor, inside and we get a bell!

Hayter fighting ‘em off two on one, stacking up ‘em and dropping them with a double suplex! Britt on the floor, Outcasts working her over in front of her home town crowd and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Britt gets the hot tag, the place goes banana, Sling Blade on Storm, superkick on Soho! Neckbreaker out of the corner, reverse STO into the turnbuckles, fired up! The glove comes out, Toni catches her with a German suplex but Baker gets an Air Raid Crash and forces Ruby to break it up!

Ripcord knee with an assist from Hayter, Haytbreaker sets her up, butterfly suplex, lariat... RUBY BREAKS IT UP! Headscissors into the turnbuckles, Outcasts stacking Britt up, Saraya cracks her with the title from the floor, Toni hits Storm Zero... BRITT BAKER KICKS OUT!

Storm throws Jamie into the steps and kicks her into them, Saraya putting boots to her, Soho has Britt up top, Panama Sunrise connects... RUBY KICKS OUT! Off the ropes, stomp connects but doesn’t put Soho away! Shifting right into it, Lockjaw is applied in the middle of the ring!

Team DMD win by submission with Lockjaw from Dr. Britt Baker, DMD on Ruby Soho.

Renee Paquette interviews Wardlow backstage.

He says it wasn’t too long ago he had a Horseman ringside for him who taught him about evening the odds, so he reached out to another Horseman for assistance tonight.

Arn Anderson rolls up and recounts the feud between Will Hobbs and Wardlow and tells him he should do some Four Horsemen stuff because that wakes people up. Tully Blanchard taught him to be the best checkers player in the arena, but tonight get ready, ‘cause we’re gonna start playing chess.

The Elite make their entrance and get on the mic.

Kenny Omega begins, saying these past couple weeks have been some of the most difficult in his life and Blackpool Combat Club are four of the most respected men in wrestling, until they made his friends bleed and sent them to the hospital. He’s been having trouble sleeping lately, seeing that screwdriver in the top turnbuckle, and he wishes he’d taken it and stabbed Jon Moxley in the face.

So what have tonight isn’t a meet and greet, it’s an invitation, he wants to see Blackpool Combat Club in the ring so they can squash the beef like men.

“American Dragon” Bryan Danielson appears on the tron and calls them amateurs, coming out and saying they don’t have much to say when they have promo time? Nobody wants to see open mic— the rest of Blackpool Combat Club attack the Elite in the ring! Back and forth they brawl all over the floor, Wheeler YUTA cracks Matt Jackson in the injured bicep with a title belt and Claudio Castagnoli Doctor Bombs Kenny to hell!

At long last the injuries get Blackpool the edge and Danielson comes down the aisle! He says he thought Kenny would be a professional, but maybe he’s not. Don Callis runs down with a chair ready to play cavalry until Danielson calls him out and he drops it and runs away!

Bryan says Kenny would rather sit in the lobby of his own potential, and if that’s the case, he needs to be gone. DANIELSON HAS THE SCREWDRIVER! Don Callis returns with Konosuke Takeshita and he hits the ring to fight Blackpool off one-by-one!

He stands in front of Danielson to protect Omega from the screwdriver! They take YUTA out with a V-Triger and a Blue Thunder Driver and send Mox packing after! Callis joins Omega and Takeshita in the ring and raises their hands!

And so we go to break.

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

Wardlow with shoulder blocks out the gates, Hobbs throws him around with some belly-to-belly suplexes, action spills to the floor and Mr. Mayhem whips him into the barricade and sends him over with a lariat! Hopping the barricade, fighting in the crowd and back to ringside and we go to break!

Back from commercial, jockeying for position in the turnbuckles, Wardlow knocks him down and hits a senton atomico! Trading lariats, Wardlow gets the advantage but referee is distracted, QT hits the Diamond Cutter and Hobbs nearly ends it right there!

QT and the referee argue, Arn Anderson slides in the ring and pulls out his (finger) gun and shoots Marshall out of the ring! QT backs right up into a superkick from a suited Penta el Zero M! ARN HITS THE DDT ON QT MARSHALL! Powerhouse with a schoolboy for two!

Wardlow gets him up for one powerbomb, a second...

Wardlow wins by pinfall with the Powerbomb Symphony, becoming your new AEW TNT Champion.

Post-match, Christian Cage and Luchasaurus come to the stage for a wordless challenge!

Renee Paquette starts to interview Sammy Guevara but MJF rolls up.

Sammy says they’re not friends and Max says they’ve gotten off on the wrong foot and he kind of likes him even if he sticks his tongue out more than Gene Simmons on meth. Friedman says he thinks he has a mutually beneficial arrangement and offers him a guaranteed spot in the main event of Double or Nothing and all he has to do is lay down tonight.

Guevara says he’s gonna win the tournament and then beat Max at Double or Nothing. MJF tries to shake his confidence with odds talk and sweetens the pot with a blank check and a pen. Max offers his back to fill it out, Sammy does so and hands the check back and MJF is shocked but says he has a deal.

Sammy refuses a handshake saying friends hug.

“Switchblade” Jay White vs. Komander

White in control in the feeling out, Komander lands an avalanche Frankensteiner, he wants to walk the ropes but he sees Jay coming and hops down to send him to the floor! Kick from the apron, up top, moonsault to the floor, nobody home but he lands on his feet!

Switchblade slams him into the apron and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Komander laying chops and kicks in, White with a shove, Komander with a cartwheel Arabian press into a seatbelt pin... NOPE! Jay takes him out, looking for Blade Runner, setting him up top, Komander slips out, kick to the spine, an enzuigiri, an armbar standing on Jay’s back in the turnbuckles!

Switchblade rakes his eyes through the mask, Komander lands a superkick that sends him to the floor, walks the ropes, corkscrew senton atomico! Back inside ropewalk shooting star press, a little slow on the cover... WHITE KICKS OUT! Springboard Phoenix Splash... STILL NOT ENOUGH!

Top rope Phoenix Splash, nobody home, counter Blade Runner, the piggyback armbar gets reversed into a sleeper suplex! Jay hooks him...

“Switchblade” Jay White wins by pinfall with Blade Runner.

Shawn Spears gives the match a five from the crowd and “Rock Hard” Juice Robinson slings him over the barricade and beats him down from ringside! Bullet Club Gold beats him down together until “Absolute” Ricky Starks makes the save! A spear for Juice sends them packing!

Renee Paquette interviews FTR and shows them footage from earlier of Mark Briscoe being beaten down and they run off to check on him

Jay Lethal, Jeff Jarrett, Satnam Singh, and Sonjay Dutt are in there already and Mark yells and says he’s ready to go right now. Training man says he can’t, so Briscoe wants Jay Lethal to team with FTR in his place tonight, and they all reluctantly agree for their mutual friend.

Chris Jericho makes his entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Adam Cole makes his entrance.

Cole says for anybody who’s followed his career they know how much he studied and idolized Chris Jericho, hell his catchphrase was inspired by Chris. He was reading his first book in high school and he said some day he wants to be like Chris Jericho and fast forward to now and here they are sharing a ring together.

He offers a handshake and Jericho reciprocates and says he’s been watching Adam’s stuff and wanted to say from the bottom of his heart he has absolutely zero respect for him. As a matter of fact he thinks he’s an arrogant son of a bitch and the audacity he had to interrupt his celebration last week is unacceptable.

He tells Cole he’s lucky he doesn’t slap his dumb face right now, and Adam tells him he’s been a real jagoff lately. The Jericho Appreciation Society look at him like a god but who’s the real Chris Jericho, the guy that has them fight his battles for him or the guy who’s the absolute greatest to ever do this?

Adam Cole says he thinks the real Jericho is an insecure, fickle, stupid idiot. No more looking down the ramp and giving each other the side eye, Chris asked for his attention and got it, so now what? Jericho says first of all he’s not a jagoff (which sounds like what a jagoff would say ya ask me) and second of all, Adam doesn’t impress him.

They say you don’t want to meet your heroes, and in this case it’s 100% true and Cole shouldn’t want anything to do with him and will turn around and get out of the ring that Chris Jericho built right here, right effin’ now. Cole asks what he wants to do about it and a shoving match breaks out!

Adam gets him in the corner and puts boots to him but Daniel Garcia makes the save to even the odds! DR. BRITT BAKER, DMD MAKES THE SAVE AND SLAPS JERICHO ACROSS HIS FACE! The Outcasts slide in the ring behind her and lay her out! Cole gets handcuffed to the ropes, Garcia brings a kendo stick in the ring!

Adam begs Chris to hit him but Jericho turns and hands it to Saraya... SHE CRACKS THE KENDO STICK OVER BRITT BAKER’S BACK WHILE COLE BEGS FOR THEM TO LET HER GO!

We get a video from the Hardyz, Isiah Kassidy, and HOOK, and Matt Hardy tells us to keep our phones out so when we know the next deletion is happening, and Jeff says he’ll talk to the AEW audience on Friday at Rampage.

Jake Hager makes his entrance with 2.0.

The Acclaimed make their entrance and the Jericho Appreciation Society beat them down!

Billy Gunn & the Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens & “Platinum” Max Caster) vs. Jericho Appreciation Society (“Cool Hand” Angelo Parker, Jake Hager, & “Daddy Magic” Matt Menard)

The babyface team gets their sea legs after an initial beatdown, have a scissor, and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Daddy Ass with the hot tag, a little “suck it” action before the Fameasser, Hager blocks, high angle twisting spinebuster connects for two! Tags made, Menard and Bowens brawling, Anthony blocks a powerbomb and lays him out with a superkick!

Angelo with a loaded punch, Daddy Magic gets a deep nearfall off it! Parker brushes his hair, Gunn appears behind him and takes his comb away from him and snaps it in half! Rolling elbow from Bowens, the Arrival sets him up...

Billy Gunn & the Acclaimed win by pinfall with a Mic Drop from Max Caster on Angelo Parker, ensuring that they do not have to join the Jericho Appreciation Society.

Commentary hypes up Rampage, on Saturday this week, as well as next week’s episode of Dynamite.

Sammy Guevara makes his entrance and we go to break.

“Jungle Boy” Jack Perry vs. Sammy Guevara (AEW World Championship #1 Contender’s Tournament Semifinals)

Perry in with a dropkick, Guevara to the floor and he follows with a dive! Back inside, Sammy with a corkscrew tope this time! Another dive, Jungle Boy counters with a Frankensteiner to the floor and takes him back inside! Up top, cut off, Spanish Fly, both men down and out!

To the apron, Sammy backflips out of a trip and they start wailing on each other with punches! Jack to the second, Guevara cuts him out of midair with a jumping knee... SPANISH FLY OFF THE APRON TO THE FLOOR SENDS US TO BREAK!

Back from commercial, throwing bombs, Guevara with a diving Ace Crusher, he spikes Jack with a DDT... NOPE! Poison Frankensteiner, northern elbow, both men down and out! Jungle Boy recovers, up on the apron... DROPKICK SENDS JACK THROUGH THE TIMEKEEPER’S TABLE!

Referee Bryce Remsburg counting, MJF comes down and cracks Perryu in the head with the title...

Sammy Guevara wins by countout.

Post-match, Max and Sammy celebrate together like the totally genuine best friends they are now.

That’s the show, folks.

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