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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (Aug. 16, 2023): Fight for the Fallen

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Here’s a place to check results and comment along with a new episode of AEW Dynamite, airing tonight (Aug. 16) at 8 pm ET on TBS.

AEW will be in Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena for the start of Fight for the Fallen week, and will be raising money for the Maui Food Bank to support those impacted by the Hawaiian wildfires. You can chip in here.

The show will feature Orange Cassidy’s latest International title defense, against his former friend and current Blackpool Combat Club member, Wheeler Yuta. The Young Bucks take on another team of brothers, The Gunns. Kenny Omega will talk to Jim Ross about his plans for All In and All Out, while Chris Jericho reveals if he’ll join The Don Callis Family. And MJF & Adam Cole will speak on the two matches they’ve got set for Wembley Stadium.

Also on tonight’s card: Dr. Britt Baker & The Bunny battle for the final spot in All In’s Women’s World title 4way, Jeff Hardy & Jeff Jarrett battle in the first ever Texas Chainsaw Massacre Deathmatch, Darby Allin & Nick Wayne take on Mogul Embassy’s Gates of Agony, and more!

Come right back here at 8 pm ET when the Dynamite live blog kicks off once the show starts on TBS. It will be below this line here.

Enjoy the show!


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Orange Cassidy (c) vs. Wheeler YUTA (AEW International Championship)

Cassidy uncharacteristically taking YUTA seriously out the gates, trading forearms, action to the floor and Wheeler spikes him with a piledriver on the ramp! Referee Bryce Remsburg demanding they get back in the ring, YUTA kicks Orange painfully and methodically down with his hands down his tights before blasting him with a basement superkick!

Back inside, snap off a Beach Break... A NEARFALL AND WE GO TO BREAK!

Back from commercial, YUTA biting Cassidy’s hand and sending him to the mat, stomp to the hand! Wristlock elbows, wrenching in, Orange ducks one and baseball slides Wheeler to the floor before diving on him! Back inside, Cassidy up top but YUTA superplexes him! Back up top, Wheeler with a splash... STILL NO!

Wrists clutched, Orange ducks a stomp, schoolboy for two! Duck a lariat, satellite, leg comes up lame, YUTA with a dragon screw! Off the ropes, Michinoku Driver... SO CLOSE! Penalty Kick, satellite DDT connects this time, Cassidy throws an elbow pad at Jon Moxley at ringside and hits a Paradigm Shift to send a message!

Orange Punch connects, slow to capitalize, YUTA gets the seatbelt pin... NOT ENOUGH! Reversal...

Orange Cassidy wins by pinfall with a rana pin, retaining the AEW International Championship.

Post-match, Blackpool Combat Club hit the ring and beat Orange down at length! Best Friends make the save! Lucha Brothers and Eddie Kingston join the fray and clear the ring!

Eddie challenges Blackpool and whoever they can find to a match at Wembley in Stadium Stampede!

Jim Ross has a sitdown interview with Kenny Omega.

He talks about how Don Callis was always there when he was a kid and he had a weird childhood with no friends and protein and vitamins. Don’s guidance made him the best athlete he can be and he tries to remember that version of Uncle Don. Omega says you can choose your friends but not your family and he tried to justify what Callis had done but now he just wants to move on.

He talks about he and Konosuke Takeshita go way back and he saw a lot of himself in that kid and he has the power to giveth and to take away and he’s gonna take Takeshita away and embarrass Don.

Callis rolls up and as soon as Kenny gets to his feet, “Switchblade” Jay White and “Rock Hard” Juice Robinson attack and beat him down! Takeshita joins the fray, and Callis taunts Omega!

We get a promo from “Hangman” Adam Page at the hospital and he says if you do a beatdown it’s gotta be good, somebody has to yell “Roadhouse!” and you have to finish it, and Kenny isn’t finished and he’s not friendless, because in London Omega will have the Hangman and Kota Ibushi with him as a dreak team to face Juice, Jay, and Konosuke.

At Wembley, they finish it.

An EMT walks up to tell him it’s a hospital and he can’t be drinking a beer, so Page downs the rest of it in a gulp and passes the guy the empty.

Don Callis is in the ring for a promo.

He introduces Chris Jericho and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Don Callis says business is business and he was recently betrayed by Kenny Omega and he saw what Jericho Appreciation Society did last week and he feels for Chris.

Jericho says what happened last week broke his heart and made him realize a few things, like maybe he should reevaluate who he is as a person and change some of his ways, and Chris Jericho doesn’t join factions, he creates them.

After what happened last week his answer to joining the Callis Family is obvious... IT’S A YES! And he’ll tell you why— when the JAS walked out on him it made him realize he needed to get back to his roots, be more selfish, and align with a man just as low as he is!

They hug, Don tells him to not waste any more time with the crowd and they’re gonna go drink and beat up rednecks like back in the day. Jericho asks what the deal with the painting in the ring is, Callis demures, Chris insists and takes the cover off... AND IT’S DON HOLDING JERICHO’S SEVERED HEAD!

Don plays it off like a joke but Jericho’s not having it and he’s upset that Callis not only assumed he’d say no, but made like he was going to be assassinated over it. Don tries to blame the artist, Chris refuses and says he knows when Callis is lying and he’s lying to his face right now.

Jericho calls him a scumbag lowlife and demands he be honest with him. Callis begs off, Chris isn’t having it, and Don admits that he’s right, he didn’t think in a million years he’d say yes. But not because it wasn’t a great opportunity, he thought Jericho would say no because of his massive ego.

It’s always been all about Jericho, in a business full of egomaniacs, he’s the biggest and he doesn’t deserve to be part of the Don Callis Family! Chris asks who the hell Don Callis is, saying three years ago he wasn’t even in the business and nobody cared, but because of Jericho, he’s in AEW and on top of the world but still nobody cares, and this is why.

This is why he’s lost everything, his family, his friends, Kenny Omega, he’s messed up every relationship he’s ever had because he’s a lowlife worm piece of trash asshole. Don slaps him across the face! Jericho backs him into the corner and chokes him, cutting Takeshita off with a boot when he hits the ring with a steel chair!

Hammering Konosuke in the corner... WILL OSPREAY TAKES CHRIS JERICHO OUT WITH A HIDDEN BLADE! Chris bleeding from the forehead, they hold him up for Callis... AND DON BLASTS HIM OVER HEAD HEAD WITH THE PAINTING! SAMMY GUEVARA MAKES THE SAVE!

We get a video package detailing the saga of Jack Perry’s reign as FTW Champion and features him claiming the title of Mr. Wednesday Night and saying he’s gonna get out on top so next week he’s going to retire the title.

Darby Allin and Nick Wayne get blindsided by the Gates of Agony during their entrance and beaten down!

Darby Allin & Nick Wayne vs. Gates of Agony (Bishop Kaun & Toa Liona)

Match begins, Nick dives on Kaun, fighting both of them on the floor and he gets put into the barricade as the Gates turn the tide and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Darby dives on Toa, back inside, crucifix driver on Bishop, cover for two! Wayne sends Liona packing, the match breaks down, Allin off the top...

Darby Allin & Nick Wayne win by pinfall with a Coffin Drop from Allin on Bishop Kaun.

Sting appears on the tron to talk to Shane Strickland and he says he’s directing movies.

He tells AR Fox he’s gonna need eyes on the back of his head because they have a coffin match in 9 days at Wembley in front of 80,000 people! His red blood cells are already moving, and he grabs his “leading man” Prince Nana to tell ‘em about it. Prince says it’s actually 11 days away and Sting says the only thing left to say is “it’s showtime!”

We get a video package of Maxwell Jacob Friedman and Adam Cole preparing for Wembley.

MJF is directing traffic and says if they’re gonna beat Aussie Open they need to get inside their head, so he took them to their holy of holies, their inner sanctum, Outback Steakhouse. Cole is overjoyed and Max leaves the restaurant worried they’re gonna be unbeatable.

Adam follows it up with a Crocodile Dundee double feature and Friedman shows a video of kangaroos fighting and promises the kangaroo kick is their secret weapon.

Cut to them stalking an inflatable crocodile. They shake on the double clothesline and blast that plastic reptile back to the stone age with it! Tony Khan calls them into his office and chews them out for double clothesline shenanigans backstage!

We see them roll up to the arena in Max’s Ferrari, and Friedman has to go take a hot chicken dump.

Roderick Strong runs up and kicks the car, hurting his foot and leaving the Kingdom to try and calm him down as we go to break.

Back from commercial, Adam Cole and Maxwell Jacob Friedman make their entrance.

Max greets the crowd and Adam takes over to talk All In up and says they’re gonna win the ROH tag titles on the preshow. MJF promises to win the kangaroo kick and leads a chant of “kangaroo kick” before acquiescing to Cole’s call for the double clothesline.

Adam talks about what the main event means to him and how he’s been on the top in every promotion he ever worked in and this match will cement his legacy, and not just being in it, but winning. He loves Max, but he needs to win more than he could ever imagine, and he says this as a friend and out of love— the second the bell rings he’ll do anything and everything to win the title.

Max says that’s a great story but his is better, and he talks about how on his first day of training he was asked to write down two dream opponents and he picked Cody Rhodes and Adam Cole. He talks about putting 90,000 miles on a new truck and about hearing about the original All In and his journey to AEW.

He talks about growing up in front of us into a generational talent, into the devil himself, into one of the best to ever have done it and into the AEW World Champion. And now he gets to main event the biggest show in company history against one of his dream opponents, a man who has become his best friend, and the fact that they’re gonna go down in the history books means so much to him.

But it doesn’t mean everything to him, and only the world title itself means everything to him. And if Cole thinks he’s gonna lay down for him in Wembley, he’s out of his damn mind. He loves Adam like a brother, but a win in Wembley will make him legendary, and he will win, because no one is on the level of the devil.

Cole offers a “may the best man win” and MJF does his catchphrase. Adam does his in return, they bump fists... AND AUSSIE OPEN RUSH THE RING TO BEAT THEM DOWN! Cole and Friedman turn the tide on them and beat them down! Calling for it but Mark Davis ducks the double clothesline!

Kyle Fletcher down and out, but Dunkzilla pulls him out of the ring and saves him from it! Cole laying in wait for a superkick but he loses his nerve when Max turns around and comes back in for a hug!

Chris Jericho is interviewed backstage as a trainer tends to his head wound.

He calls Will Ospreay out and says he didn’t need to hook up with Don Callis to get a match, because they were supposed to fight in the Tokyo Dome back in 2021. So now a pandemic can’t save him from fighting Chris Jericho on his home turf of Wembley!

He’s gonna drink Will’s blood in the middle of the arena! He knows Ospreay has mental problems, but he’s gonna beat him down and embarrass him in his home. He’s opened hell, and now the Ocho is coming for him.

Jeff Hardy vs. Jeff Jarrett (Texas Chainsaw Massacre Deathmatch)

Hardy heads into the bowels of the arena and Jarrett blindsides him and they brawl in a hallway! Karen Jarrett is here to yell at Hardy and run interference but Brother Nero runs her off with a crutch and wallops her husband with it! Satnam Singh appears to choke Jeff against a wall but Brother Zay and Ethan Page make the save and with Matt Hardy they run the giant off!

Page clocks Jarrett with a right hand and Matt dumps a bucket of blood out on Double J’s head! They throw Singh through a barricade of some kind and the Jarretts walk deeper into the red-lit bowels of the arena as we go to break!

Back from commercial, Hardy smashing Jarrett’s face into the environment as they come back to ringside at the announce desk. Snapmare into a dropkick to the back, to ringside where smoke billows as Matt and Ethan take Jay Lethal and Sonjay Dutt out on the ramp!

Hardy whacking Jarrett with kendo stick shots, Matt and Zay and Page join in and set up a table, heels take out Hardy’s associates, Swanton Bomb off the top and through a table... LETHAL BREAKS IT UP! Ego’s Edge gets him up but Dutt kicks him in the gentleman’s area before he can take Lethal down! Karen low blows Matt Hardy, Double J has the guitar!

Moving Hardy into position, Brother Nero with a kick to the midsection and the El Kabong of his own! He’s ready to finish the match... LEATHERFACE IS HERE BUT HE’S NOT HERE TO HELP JARRETT! He swings the saw at Karen, Hardy turns around to see Satnam Singh, he lays Brother Nero out...

Jeff Jarrett wins by pinfall, earning some kind of Leatherface title belt in the process.

And so we go to break.

Dr. Britt Baker, DMD vs. the Bunny (AEW Women’s World Championship Qualifying Match)

Baker running hot early, elbow up from the Bunny, in the turnbuckels, hanging headscissors in the ropes and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Baker hits a reverse STO into the turnbuckles for some breathing room! Blocking right hands and throwing her own back, whip across, go-behind, big elbow from Britt and she follows it with Sling Blade! Butterfly suplex, cover for two!

Going for the glove, Penelope Ford takes it away but Britt lands a superkick...

Britt Baker wins by pinfall with a stomp to the head, qualifying for the four-way Women’s World Championship match at All In.

Commentary hypes up our upcoming shows.

The Acclaimed make their entrance for a squash match against some bald ‘n beardy local talent.

The lights go down when they get in the ring and when they come up, their opponents have disappeared and the House of Black are stalking them! The Acclaimed turn around and get run over by Brody King and Buddy Matthews! The beating continues while Malakai Black sits down in the corner!

Caster is bleeding when Matthews stomps his head in! They have Billy Gunn’s boots and Black takes them, holding them as he paces around the ring and we go to break.

Ass Boys (Austin & Colten Gunn) vs. Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson)

The Young Bucks lay the Ass Boys out with a Superkick Party on the stage! Dropkick into the pit and Matt splashes them! Back down the ramp, the Gunns regain control and Colten takes Nick in the ring. Quick tag to Nick, double suplex, Austin runs in and gets hip tossed into his brother!

Double dropkick from the Bucks, mounted punches in two corners! Ass Boys cutting Matt down, Austin throws Nick into the barricade and the tide turns as we go to break!

Back from commercial, dropkick gets a nearfall on Matt, double whip, back body drop sends Austin to the floor and Colten gets sidestepped out! Matt rolls them through, tag to Nick! Big crossbody, right hands, lucha arm drag takes ‘em both out! Superkick blocked, off the ropes, sidestep, Austin eats a superkick!

To the apron, Penalty Kick on Colten, slingshot X-Factor and an Asai Moonsault as Nick Jackson runs hot! Bucks beating Austin down, they turn it around enough for 3:10 to Yuma... NICK JACKSON BREAKS IT UP WITH A STOMP! Matt and Austin back and forth, standing switch, O’Connor roll, Colten tries to help his brother cheat, Nick breaks it up, pin in the corner...

Young Bucks win by pinfall with a corner pin from Matt Jackson on Austin Gunn with a little help from Nick to hold him down.

Post-match, “Switchblade” Jay White and “Rock Hard” Juice Robinson run down to beat the Young Bucks down!

FTR MAKE THE SAVE! They clear the heels off and want to hit Shatter Machine on the Bucks to make a statement but the Bucks turn around ready and they settle for a face off.

That’s the show, folks.

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