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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (April 5, 2023): Titles vs. Career, Tony Khan Announcement

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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 UBS Arena in Long Island, New York with World champion Maxwell Jacob Friedman celebrating getting his own day from his LI hometown, FTR putting their AEW future on the line for a chance to take the Tag titles from The Gunns, and Tony Khan’s latest big announcement. We’re also getting three other championship bouts as Jamie Hayter defends her Women’s belt against Riho, Orange Cassidy & Best Friends challenge Trios titleholders House of Black, and FTW champ HOOK goes one-on-one with Ethan Page. Plus, Bryan Danielson & Blackpool Combat Club speak on his return and their descent into full-blown villainy, Juice Robinson takes on Ricky Starks, The Acclaimed decide whether to join Jericho Appreciation Society... 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!


Sometimes I wish I could see beyond this dead world. Sometimes I wish I could see beyond me. And sometimes, I liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with the intro video.

Ricky Starks makes his entrance to wrestle Juice Robinson but “Switchblade” Jay White is here to attack him from behind and helps Juice beat him down!

Starks powers up and gets White in the corner but Robinson lays him out and Switchblade hits Blade Runner! The match is off!

Tony Schiavone interviews Chris Jericho about why he came out after Daniel Garcia’s loss to Adam Cole last week.

Chris says he has no problem with Cole and it’s always good to see one of the brothers come back from serious injury, and he got the win and the girl and the celebration but Garcia, one of his right-hand men and a great talent was lying in the ring, and Adam punked him out and made him look like trash, so he had to stop the disrespect.

Keith Lee rolls up and says Jericho has been the poster child for disrespect, and he himself has had a couple wars with Adam Cole and while he’s not particularly fond of him, he has his respect and he’s proud of that. And maybe next week in Milwaukee he’ll teach Jericho a thing or two about respect.

House of Black make their entrance and we go to break.

Best Friends (Chuck Taylor, Orange Cassidy, & Trent Beretta) vs. House of Black (Brody King, Buddy Matthews, & Malakai Black) (c) (AEW World Trios Championship)

Beretta and Black to start, collar and elbow, Beretta with a go-behind, drop toehold, reverse to a hammerlock, back to their feet, knee from Trent, tag to Taylor! Best Friends tide continues until the match breaks down and the House of Black hold court!

Cassidy with a back body drop to Malakai, big Frankensteiner to Matthews, Trent tags back in and Orange dives off the top, trust fall senton caught and reversed into an apron facebuster! House of Black in control and we go to break!

Back from commercial, we see La Faccion Ingobernable watching at ringside and we go into an “everybody do something cool” segment, mayhem ensues, Trent hits Brody with a piledriver... MALAKAI BREAKS IT UP! Chuck with a schoolboy, victory roll, Buddy barely hanging in there, block Sole Food, off the ropes, Blackout...

House of Black win by pinfall with Blackout from Buddy Matthews on Chuck Taylor, retaining the AEW World Trios Championship.

Christian Cage appears backstage with Luchasaurus to tease some kind of announcement.

Jamie Hayter (c) vs. Riho (AEW Women’s World Championship)

Handshake, Riho with a schoolboy to counter Hayterade, whip across, tijeras sends Hayter into the ropes! Hurricanrana follows, reversed, trading pins to no avail! To the floor, Riho with a crossbody off the top! Back inside, Jamie with a fireman’s carry gutbuster for two!

To the apron, Hayter with a boot, looking for a brainbuster, Riho blocks, but Jamie wins the struggle and gets the brainbuster as we go to break!

Back from commercial, Riho gets the Tiger Feint kick and the diving crossbody... SO CLOSE! Hayter blocks the northern lights, Riho floats over, snap German suplex connects! Neckbreaker, off the ropes, big lariat and it’s not enough to put Riho away!

Struggling for control, Riho hits a DDT and both women are down and out! Jamie with a rush of forearms, cover for two! Hanging Riho up in the turnbuckles, cravate, the challenger blocks! Jockeying for position, Riho gets a Frankensteiner! Charging in, double knees... HAYTER GETS A FOOT ON THE ROPES!

Riho finds herself in the crosshairs...

Jamie Hayter wins by pinfall with Hayterade, retaining the AEW Women’s World Championship.

Renee Paquette is backstage with the Outcasts.

They mock applaud Jamie Hayter’s successful title defense and tell her to enjoy the title while she has it.

2.0 and Jake Hager appear on the stage and “Daddy Magic” Matt Menard says the Acclaimed are going to join the Jericho Appreciation Society.

The Acclaimed make their entrance and turn them down in Max Caster’s entrance.

“Cool Hand” Angelo Parker says he got them a match on Rampage and the Acclaimed scissor Daddy Ass as we go to break.

Back from commercial we get a recap of Oyster Bay’s MJF Day celebrations from Monday

Maxwell Jacob Friedman gets played in by a live band and takes to the mic on the stage.

He welcomes us to MJF day and introduces Pennies From Heaven, which he’s gonna sing for us.

He ends up in the ring and the Supervisor of the Town of Oyster Bay, Joseph Saladino, is in the ring with him.

Saladino calls Max the Pride of Long Island and says they love the way he wears Long Island so proudly on his sleeve, he’s their world champion and their home-town champ, so it’s his honor and privilege to present him with the key to Long Island.

Today, April 5, is officially MJF Day! The key they presented him earlier in the week was below his standards, so they made a new and much larger one to give to him today! He says the only thing Jungle Boy is gonna have is a girlfriend with a wandering eye and a tiny penis, and this isn’t a villain origin story because he’s MJF 24/7.

He admits he has Attention Deficit Disorder, which gets an “ADD!” chant, and he says he could never focus in school, and Mrs. Benedict in eighth grade was unsympathetic and would pounce on him like a lion. She’d wait for his focus to break and ask him to answer a question on the board.

He’d have to say every day he doesn’t know the answer and she’d laugh at him and tell the class to not be like him. She’d ask why he couldn’t pay attention and the answer was simple— pro wrestling. He’d daydream about being world champion, and she said the probability of that happening was slim to none.

Well, Mrs. Benedict, looks like your math was a bit off, because he just got the key to Long Island, this is MJF Day, and he’s the reigning and defending AEW World Heavyweight Champion.

He tells all the kids that if you bust your ass you can be anything you want to be, except him, because he’s Maxwell Jacob Friedman, and he’s better than you, and you know it.

As he leaves, he asks if we want to hear an encore of Pennies From Heaven, but he gets distracted by a man clashing cymbals. He yells at him to stay on his tempo and the man unmasks as “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry and they brawl!

Sammy Guevara comes out after staff get them pulled apart and threatens to reignite the brawl, but moves on to compete in his match.

Komander vs. Sammy Guevara

Komander to the floor, Guevara with a moonsault off the apron, back in, off the top, Sammy gets cut down with a superkick! Perching... ROPEWALK SHOOTING STAR PRESS! Back up top, running along the top rope for a dive, Guevara cuts him off with a forearm and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Guevara with a side headlock, knees, delayed vertical, Komander to the apron, springboard Poison Frankensteiner... NOPE! Komander on the ropes again... ROPEWALK SENTON ATOMICO! Back and forth, springboard Phoenix Splash... SO CLOSE!

Backbreaker rack, GTH reversed, small package for two! Superkick from Sammy, knocking the luchador into the corner, back body drop to the apron, stagger Guevara with a kick! We see Darby Allin watching from the rafters, Komander up top, walking the ropes... SAMMY CUTS HIM DOWN WITH AN ACE CRUSHER!

Backbreaker rack...

Sammy Guevara wins by pinfall with the GTH.

Post-match, Tony Schiavone interviews Sammy Guevara.

He says he just did something our world champion doesn’t do, wrestle. Was he just watching American Idol? Max comes out here and says he beat every single one of the pillars, but when they fought what happened? He had MJF beat until another person he used came out and helped him win.

Max didn’t beat him, Shawn Spears and a chair beat him. They’re supposed to be the four pillars building up the company, but Friedman’s side wasn’t built by him, it was built by the people he lied to, cheated, and manipulated. Honestly he’s almost jealous of it, but he’s put his heart and soul into this place, and he’s not actually going anywhere.

Screw Jungle Boy, screw Darby Allin, and screw MJF, because Sammy Guevara is your world heavyweight champion.

And so we go to break.

“All Ego” Ethan Page vs. HOOK (c) (FTW Championship)

Page jawing, HOOK hits him with the T-Bone suplex and he rolls to the floor! Ethan presses the attack, whipping him into the steel steps, back inside, calling for the Twist of Fate, HOOK slips out and hits a Twist of Fate of his own! Isiah Kassidy on the apron to run interference, Matt Hardy grabs the title and cracks Ethan in the head with it...

HOOK wins by referee stoppage with Redrum to retain the FTW Championship.

Post-match, Hardy and Kassidy fist bump HOOK on their way out.

Backstage, Nigel McGuiness is with Tony Khan.

Nigel says this is one of those moments that seems impossible, and Tony takes over with his announcement.

Five years ago, the Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, and Cody Rhodes put on a show called All In and it was the biggest indie show of all time, and now five years later, AEW is going to London, England, on August 27 for the first-ever AEW All In!

Here to announce the site of All In is a man cut from the same cloth as those four, Adam Cole! Adam announces it for Wembley Stadium! They’re gonna celebrate 100 years of Wembley and Warner Brothers.

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

Blackpool Combat Club (Claudio Castagnoli, Jon Moxley, & Wheeler YUTA) vs. Enhancement Talent

Chaos out the gates, the bell rings and Mox and Claudio hit a spike piledriver one of these guys on the floor! YUTA with a half crab, dude tries to cut him off and fails, overhead elbows...

Blackpool Combat Club win by submission with a quarter nelson chinlock from Wheeler YUTA.

Post-match, Bryan Danielson talks about how he loves Jon Moxley and Claudio Castagnoli and Wheeler YUTA and professional wrestling! He says everyone else is impotent amateurs and the four of them are the only professional wrestlers in the building. In fact—

Enter “Hangman” Adam Page.

He enters the ring and Blackpool immediately lights on him and beats him down! Danielson growls at him that he’s an amateur and the three of them are professionals and he loves them, but nobody loves Hangman. But he knows all about love, and he’s been teaching his kids how to fix up a house.

The house that is AEW needs to be fixed up from all these amateurs, and he twirls a screwdriver in his hands while he talks about it... HE TRIES TO GOUGE HANGMAN’S EYE OUT WITH THE SCREWDRIVER! He says from what he’s seen this week they’re the only real wrestlers in all of America tonight!

Ass Boys (Austin & Colten Gunn) (c) vs. FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood) (AEW World Tag Team Championship Title vs. Career Match)

Colten and Cash to start, brawling into the corner, Gunn with a couple shoulder blocks, drop down, Wheeler with chops into the corner, tag to Harwood, drop toehold into an elbow drop, quick tags ensue! Gunns get Cash in the corner, quick tags of their own, cover for two!

Uppercuts to try and get away, Gunns cut him off and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Dax a whirlwind of mounted punches, fighting the Ass Boys off single-handedly and dropping Colten with a short-arm lariat! Crucifix pin on a Gunn, no good! Wheeler back to upright, double DDT on Colten! Austin under a dive from Cash, pass into the corner, big lariats and right hands, whip reversed, up and over, sunset flip, roll through!

Hoisting Austin up... SPIKE PILEDRIVER ALMOST DOES IT! 3:10 to Yuma blocked, FTR get Big Rig... COLTEN PULLS REFEREE PAUL TURNER OUT OF THE PIN! TURNER REFUSES TO DISQUALIFY THEM AND STEAL FTR’S CAREERS FROM THEM! Dax blasts Colten off the apron, Austin takes him out, cover... SO CLOSE!

Backslide almost wins it, small package, again Austin kicks out! Double leg into a jackknife pin and Gunn does a low blow right in front of the referee! He has to call for it but Cash gets on the apron and begs him not to, grabbing his hand! Big Rig from the Ass Boys on Cash!

Dax up top, Austin up there with him, jockeying for position, off the top with a diving headbutt but Austin has the title in hand and clocks him in the head... DAX HARWOOD WILL NOT STAY DOWN! Ass Boys draw him up, Harwood spits in their faces! Block the 3:10 to Yuma, sunset flip blocked, Cash dives in, one of his own, stereo folding presses... FTR DID IT! FTR WON THE TITLES BACK!

FTR win by pinfall with stereo folding presses to become two-time AEW World Tag Team Champions and save their AEW careers.

Mark Briscoe comes to the ring to celebrate with them!

That’s the show, folks.

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