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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (July 5, 2023): Three tournament matches

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Here’s a place to check results and comment along with a new episode of AEW Dynamite, airing tonight (July 5) at 8 pm ET on TBS.

AEW’s Canadian tour hits Edmonton, Alberta’s Rogers Place as the build to Blood & Guts continues with The Elite’s Kenny Omega taking on Blackpool Combat Club’s Wheeler Yuta. This week’s show also features several tournament matches, like Dr. Britt Baker & Ruby Soho in an Owen Hart first rounder that’s a rematch of last year’s finals, and the first two matches in the Blind Eliminator Tournament for a Tag title shot: Swerve Strickland & Keith Lee vs. Darby Allin & Orange Cassidy, and MJF & Adam Cole taking on some as yet unnamed opponents! Plus, we’ll hear from Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley (in separate segments) — 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!


Chaos A.D., tanks on the streets, confronting police, bleeding the plebs. Raging crowd burning cars, but me? I’m just here to liveblog this pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with footage of Renee Paquette interviewing Darby Allin and Keith Lee.

Allin tells him he was at one time the most dominant champion here, and if he feels lost in the shuffle, he should do something about it, even if it means winning this match two on one. He tells him to get his head out of his ass and he’ll keep an eye on which Keith Lee shows up.

Lee calls him stupid, but ballsy, which is fair.

Darby Allin & Orange Cassidy vs. “Limitless” Keith Lee & Shane “Swerve” Strickland (Blind Eliminator Tag Team Tournament First Round Match)

Lee and Allin to start, Keith taking Darby’s advice and bieling him hard across the ring! Cassidy tags in, lazy overhand chops, lazy Grizzly Magnum, but Lee cuts him down with a full strength Grizzly Magnum! Tags made, Strickland Poetry in Motions Orange out of the ring, block the Diamond Dust from Darby, kicks in the corner, snapmare sets up cannonball senton off the second and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Allin is trapped under the steel steps and Lee blocks an Orange Punch by grabbing Orange’s fist! Cassidy floats over, sleeper hold... KEITH LEE WALKS UP THE STEPS WITH DARBY TRAPPED UNDER THEM! Satellite DDT blocked, Stundog Millionaire reversed, back to the DDT attempt, denied and this time the Stundog Millionaire connects!

Hanging on, a second Stundog, Darby charges in to wipe Lee out but Swerve breaks it up with a stomp! Backbreaker on Allin, tossing Cassidy at Keith but Orange ducks the double-team and Shane just kicks Lee in the face! Diving DDT from Cassidy, suicide dive DDT on Lee, Last Supper... IT’S OVER!

Darby Allin & Orange Cassidy win by pinfall with Last Supper from Allin on Shane Strickland.

We get a video package of Darby Allin talking about the passing of his trainer, Buddy Wayne and how he pledged to watch over his son Nick in the aftermath and make sure he gets everything he deserves in the business.

Tony Schiavone is waiting backstage for “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry to arrive.

Perry’s car pulls up and he says last week was ridiculous and he’s not some thug from New York, so if HOOK wants to handle this, they’ll do it like professionals, in the ring and with the FTW title on the line!

HOOK attacks and Jack dives back into the car and drives away!

Commentary hypes up the rest of tonight’s show and we go to break.

Back from commercial we get an odd couple vignette of Adam Cole and Maxwell Jacob Friedman training, including MJF trying to make fun of indie wrestler Puf for being fat and Cole not having it.

Bollywood Boyz (Gurv & Harv Sihra) & “Blade” Pepper Parks vs. the Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens, “Daddy Ass” Billy Gunn & “Platinum” Max Caster)

Blade and Billy to start, Gunn knocking him down with a shoulder block and getting caught with a schoolboy for one! Big right hand from Daddy Ass, tag to Caster, Parks tags out to Harv, big back body drop, slam for Gurv, one for Pepper, and one for Harv for good measure!

Bowens off the top with Scissor Me Timbers and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Gunn with a Cobra Clutch slam on Gurv, Caster off the top...

The Acclaimed win by pinfall with the Mic Drop from Max Caster on Gurv Sihra.

QTV’s lady whose name I really should learn cuts a promo on them about how she’s gonna get Anthony Bowens to cleave away from them and join up with QTV. Harley Cameron! There ya go. Anyway, Daddy Ass tells her to suck it.

Jon Moxley cuts a promo on Eddie Kingston, asking what there is to be mad about and why he stays so focused on the past. He has a dream of an Eddie Kingston who embraces the future and becomes what he could be, what people want him to be.

Renee Paquette is standing by with Matt Hardy waiting for a blind tag partner draw for his match on Rampage on Friday.

RJ City pulls Jeff Jarrett’s name out of the tumbler and Matt is disappointed to have to team with the Nuts of Slap.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Wheeler YUTA cuts a promo about how he’s the real favorite going into this match because Kenny Omega is battered, bruised, and he’s already beaten him, so he’s going to end him tonight.

Chris Jericho makes his entrance and gets on the mic.

He says it’s bittersweet for him here, because he’s had a lot of losses to his name and things haven’t gone how he wanted, so maybe it’s time to reevaluate and make some changes, and the province of Alberta is the perfect place for him to be reinvigorated, seeing as he trained here under Stu Hart and had his first match only an hour away.

So he got here a couple days early and drove up and down the highway, and it reminded him of the passion and fire of when wrestling was everything to him, and reminded him that wrestling still IS everything to him, and he feels reinvigorated and resurrected, and it’s time to become the best version of Chris Jericho ever.

Enter Don Callis.

He reminds Chris Jericho about calling him six years ago and asking if he’d like to main event the Tokyo Dome with Kenny Omega and how he surprised him when he said “oh yeah!” Without that match, none of these people are here, and without that match, Chris Jericho isn’t here right now.

Jericho talks about how he helped Callis back into the wrestling business and into AEW and how he’s bigger and more powerful than ever, so if it weren’t for him, Don Callis might not be here! Don says when they get together they make history and he was recently betrayed by a coward punk named Kenny Omega, so he has to build a new family.

His new family will be based on trust, and when he thinks about trust, he thinks about the greatest of all time, the man who beat Kenny Omega and his best friend of 34 years, he thinks about Chris Jericho.

So, he’s here to formally ask him if he’ll join the Don Callis family.

Y2J thinks it over for a moment before asking if he’s seriously asking if he’ll join the Don Callis family. Chris Jericho doesn’t join factions, he creates them, so if he’s seriously asking, he’s got one word for him— Maybe.

We get a video package for Samoa Joe vs. CM Punk, featuring Punk saying he’s finally gonna win this time.

Roderick Strong is backstage with the trainer, who insists he needs some more time.

Strong says he feels great, the trainer wants him to be cautious, and Adam Cole rolls up to give him some encouragement. Roddy is worried about Adam getting too chummy with MJF, and Cole reassures him it’s just for the tournament.

Adam Cole & Maxwell Jacob Friedman vs. Andy “Butcher” Williams & “Daddy Magic” Matt Menard (Blind Eliminator Tag Team Tournament First Round Match)

Adam and Max chatting about how to start and Butcher and Menard blindside them! Daddy Magic and MJF to start, Matt jawing, right hands, Friedman shrugs them off, goozle, eye rake, off the ropes, duck a lariat, Max with an eyepoke! Friedman draws him up, Cobra Twist, trying to get Cole to help him cheat and referee Mike Posey warns him!

Adam Cole gives in and helps, but soon the tide turns and Butcher is working Max over as we go to break!

Back from commercial, Daddy Magic locks Friedman in the Cobra Twist! Max gets away, so close to the tag but Williams cuts him off! Matt back in, pick a leg, MJF with an eyepoke and the tag! Cole in hot, clear the apron, back elbow, enzuigiri, elbows, pump kick connects!

Off the ropes, fireman’s carry... USHIGOROSHI! Max wants the double clothesline, Andy runs in, Adam fights him off, enzuigiri for Menard! Superkick for Butcher, fired up, nobody home on the Panama Sunrise but a superkick does the trick! Knee pad down, off the ropes...

Adam Cole & Maxwell Jacob Friedman win by pinfall with the Boom from Cole on “Daddy Magic” Matt Menard.

Post-match, Max rushes in and takes Cole off his feet with a hug before collecting his title belt and a microphone.

MJF asks if there are any devil worshippers in the house tonight and then asks if there are any fans of a guy with a super cool name, opening the door for Adam Cole to do the big “bay bay!”

He asks Cole if they should have another bro session this weekend, Adam agrees, and MJF puts his title down to wish Cole a happy birthday, complete with a launch of streamers! He calls for “the birthday stuff” and crew comes down with hats and balloons and a cake and party favors and whatnot.

Friedman puts a hat on Adam and sings him a very, uh... soulful... rendition of “Happy Birthday.” Cole cuts him off and says he appreciates all of it but he’s done more than enough. Max has one more thing to do, and he tells Adam to make a wish as crew light the candle.

Cole blows it out and smashes Max’s face into the cake! MJF laughs it off and Adam samples some frosting off his forehead, deeming it a very good cake. Max responds to “eat the cake” chants by eating the cake, and Cole says, with all sincerity, that this was very nice and he thanks him and calls him a friend.

Dr. Britt Baker, DMD is interviewed backstage and says Ruby Soho cannot take her pride, and she’s gonna win the whole damn Owen Hart Foundation tournament again.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Renee Paquette interviews Chris Jericho, with Daniel Garcia and Sammy Guevara there.

Garcia asks what “maybe” to Don Callis means and he says it means maybe and sometime they’ll have to branch out for themselves and do great things without him watching over them. Paquette tells Garcia that he and Guevara have been teamed up in the Blind Eliminator, and Chris tells them to show him who can be the leader here.

Daniel tells Guevara to finish what they started and they fist bump each other.

Dr. Britt Baker, DMD vs. Ruby Soho (Owen Hart Foundation Tournament First Round Match)

Soho with a side headlock early, reversed to an armbar takedown and Ruby rolls to the floor for a breather with her fellow Outcasts! Baker waiting patiently in the ring, Soho with a go-behind, standing switch, arm drag reversed into a hammerlock, shift to a side headlock, shot off, Britt with the shoulder block!

Off the ropes, drop down, duck a lariat, Sling Blade connects! Pumphandle suplex attempt, it goes messy and Soho bails to the floor, pulling Baker out after her! Britt distracted by Saraya and Toni Storm, big STO from Ruby sends us to break!

Back from commercial, Baker walking forward with forearms, Soho shoves her off, big lariat from Britt! Putting the glove on, Baker turns around, No Future blocked, basement superkick, Ruby with a schoolboy for two! Britt with a short kick, Storm tries to trip her up, Soho gets under her with the Saito suplex... NOPE!

Toni holds the title belt in the corner, Ruby smashes Baker into it, No Future... BRITT BAKER FINDS THE WILL TO KICK OUT! Soho puts her in a Rings of Saturn, trying to get her hand in position for Lockjaw but Britt blocks with her own hand in Ruby’s mouth!

Soho shifts, Just Facelock applied, Baker rolls her around, Lockjaw applied but the Outcasts pull Ruby out to save their pal! Britt with elbows for both of them, Toni eats a stomp to the head, Britt back inside, block the headscissors into the corner!

Electric chair, victory roll...

Ruby Soho wins by pinfall with a victory roll and a little help from the Outcasts for leverage.

The Outcasts scramble up the ramp away from an angry Britt Baker.

Skye Blue comes out of the entry to confront Ruby ahead of their semifinal next week, and we go to break.

Kenny Omega vs. Wheeler YUTA

YUTA right in on Omega with punches and chops, Kenny on the comeback, backbreaker for two! Wheeler with dropkicks, up top, missile dropkick, off the ropes, big suicide dive rams Omega into the barricade like a torpedo! Hard whip into the barricade, YUTA breaks the count and hits a hangman’s neckbreaker on the floor!

Fighting over a suplex on the apron, Wheeler gives up on it in favor of an elbow and a neck snap! Taking a turnbuckle cover off, we go to break as YUTA hits a neckbreaker on the exposed steel!

Back from commercial, Omega probing punches, to his feet, throwing them with more conviction, circling jabs, YUTA cuts him off with an overhead elbow but Kenny blocks the Olympic Slam and hits the Kotaro Krusher! Duck a discus axhandle, elbow connects, crossleg fisherman buster from Omega... NOT ENOUGH!

Wheeler hits the Olympic Slam this time, only two, up in the turnbuckles... AVALANCHE CROSSLEG FISHERMAN BUSTER! Kenny slow to capitalize, rolling over into a one-arm pin... NO GOOD! YUTA with a bridging German suplex... NOPE! Hanging on the waistlock, another German, rolling through, Omega backs him into the corner for separation!

Elbows get a boot, Dragon suplexes, V-Trigger, electric chair, YUTA slips out, seatbelt pin... STILL NO! Wheeler out of the corner, he eats a powerbomb, V-Trigger, cover for two! Don Callis comes down, Konosuke Takeshita takes advantage of the chaos, Blue Thunder Driver, YUTA off the top with a splash... KENNY OMEGA KICKS OUT!

Wheeler goes up top, Omega with a low blow...

Kenny Omega wins by pinfall with One-Winged Angel.

Post-match, Claudio Castagnoli comes down and puts boots to Omega with Takeshita’s help! THE HUNG BUCKS MAKE THE SAVE! BTE Trigger on Claudio, Hangman tees up with a chair but the Dark Order slide in and take it away from him and we’re out of time!

That’s the show, folks.

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