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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (Aug. 2, 2023): 200th episode

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Here’s a place to check results and comment along with a new episode of AEW Dynamite, airing tonight (July 26) at 8 pm ET on TBS.

AEW will be in Tampa, Florida’s Yuengling Center to celebrate the 200th episode of Dynamite! Jon Moxley, Trent Beretta & Penta El Zero Miedo will battle in an Anything Goes Match, while The Elite face Jeff Jarrett, Jay Lethal & Satnam Singh in trios action and Chris Jericho is caught between two groups as he teams with Konosuke Takeshita against Sammy Guevara & Daniel Garcia. We’ve got two championship matches on tap, with Toni Storm defending her AEW Women’s title against Hikaru Shida, and Aussie Open putting the ROH Tag belts on the line vs. El Hijo Del Vikingo & Komader. Plus, MJF speaks after failing to win the AEW Tag titles with Adam Cole & choosing friendship anyway, FTW champ Jack Perry has a face-to-face with ECW legend Jerry Lynn — 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!


Super animation, turning on a nation and they’re saying “All moving parts stand still.” Since he was elected, adrenaline injected, hear him saying “All moving parts should kill,” but me? I’m just here to liveblog this pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with the intro video.

Chris Jericho & Konosuke Takeshita vs. Jericho Appreciation Society (“Red Death” Daniel Garcia & Sammy Guevara)

Guevara and Jericho to start, Chris knocks him down with a shoulder block but Sammy pops right up and starts throwing chops! Whip across, leapfrog, backflip, dropkick takes Y2J off his feet! More chops, trading back and forth, off the ropes, jumping knee and Guevara’s fired up!

Tag to Garcia, shortly thereafter Takeshita tags in shove gets some of Daniel’s dance moves, off the ropes, torpedo shoulder and a big elbow strike and a one-foot pin for two! Trading punches, off the ropes, Don Callis runs interference and Jericho blasts Garcia with a boot and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Jericho chopping away at Garcia, in control, tags made and Guevara comes in with a diving crossbody on Takeshita! Clear the ring, a suicide dive for Jericho, a tornillo for Konosuke, back inside, off the top with a frog splash... CHRIS BREAKS IT UP!

Takeshita with the Liontamer, Jericho tags in, Sammy hits a standing Spanish Fly... STILL NO! Daniel tags in, eats a Codebreaker... NOPE! Match breaks down, Judas Effect blocked, schoolboy for two and Garcia puts him in the Dragonslayer! Don Callis runs in with Floyd and blasts Daniel in the face to break it up!

Chris saw the interference and he’s stunned but he goes for the cover...

Chris Jericho & Konosuke Takeshita win by pinfall with a lateral press from Jericho on Daniel Garcia.

Tony Khan appears to talk to us.

He says we’re celebrating 200 episodes of Dynamite and also a big milestone on the way to All In, and he tosses to a video package celebrating Dynamite’s history and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Renee Paquette interviews Chris Jericho, but before he can say anything, “Daddy Magic” Matt Menard rumbles up and tells him Jericho Appreciation Society have a mandatory meeting next week, and he WILL be there.

Tony Schiavone introduces Jack Perry.

Perry tells Jerry Lynn to get out here and take his asskicking like a man.

Jerry Lynn makes his entrance in street clothes, mic in hand.

He says with all the plates and screws in his neck, there’s no way he can be cleared to get back in the ring, but he just so happened to call a good friend of his who wrestled in ECW who still wrestles today. So what do you say, Jungle?


RVD hits the ring but Jack Perry backs off and leaves the ring.

Rob and Jerry have a nice moment in the ring together and Perry comes back with a chair! He swings it but RVD ducks and almost takes his head off with a rolling solebutt! Jack runs away and hides behind a literal child in the crowd!

We get a Hikaru Shida promo about how she’s gonna win the title and a rebuttal from Toni Storm to the extent of “nuh-uh.”

Jon Moxley vs. Penta el Zero M vs. Trent Beretta (Anything Goes Match)

Beretta dives on Moxley, Penta with a tope con giro on Trent and then a Sling Blade on Jon! Mox chokes Beretta back into the ring and starts laying chops in, biting his face, and turning around into a wicked trash can shot from Zero! Tornado DDT blocked, he waffles Trent with a trash can lid, Cero Miedo!

Ace Crusher from Moxley, he goes to the floor and gets a barbed wire 2x4 but Penta ducks the shot and grabs the 2x4! Big swing, Mox ducks, knees, up and over into a lungblower and Zero sets him up... TRENT WITH A TRASH CAN BUSAIKU KNEE! Moxley blasts Trent with the 2x4, raking his face with the barbed wire!

Trent bleeding, set on a table on the floor, Penta goes up top, Jon gets behind him and grinds the wire into his face! Beretta pops up with him... SUPERPLEX OFF THE TOP AND TO THE FLOOR THROUGH THE TABLE AND WE GO TO BREAK!

Back from commercial, Beretta and Penta team up to lay Moxley out with superkicks! Zero with a superkick for Trent, setting him on a table, going up top but Beretta cuts him him off! Jockeying for position as Jon gets back on his feet... AVALANCHE FLIP PILEDRIVER THROUGH THE TABLE!

Moxley puts Penta through a table with a shoulder block, Beretta gasping and dragging himself to his feet, Jon dumps out a bag of thumbtacks into the ring! Back and forth... MOXLEY PILEDRIVES HIM INTO THE TACKS FOR A NEARFALL! AN ACE CRUSHER INTO THE TACKS FOR TRENT! BERETTA HITS THE DUDEBUSTER INTO THE TACKS IN RETURN BUT PENTA BREAKS IT UP WITH A TRASH CAN SHOT!

Three way strike battle in the middle of the ring, they take Trent out and Mox and Penta go forearm for forearm! Off the ropes, springboard into a kick, Jon snaps off a DDT but Trent lands a knee...

Trent Beretta wins by pinfall with a Busaiku Knee on Penta el Zero M.

Post-match, Claudio Castagnoli and Wheeler YUTA make their way to the ring but are met part-way by Chuck Taylor and Orange Cassidy! They brawl in the crowd and Blackpool get the better of Best Friends but Trent hurls himself into the crush with a crossbody!

Chuck blasts a chair at Claudio’s face and sends him packing! Orange Punch on Moxley! Taylor gets on the mic and says it looks like this didn’t accomplish a goddamn thing, so Friday night on Rampage he wants to finish this in the parking lot!

Commentary promises us Maxwell Jacob Friedman, after the break.

Back from commercial, Renee Paquette interviews Rob Van Dam.

He says he came here because he heard Jack Perry running his mouth, and next week he’s gonna challenge him for the FTW Championship, and then when he wins the title he’ll inflate the value to ridiculous levels and then retire it, but it depends on how much fun he has wrestling Jungle Jerk next week.

Maxwell Jacob Friedman makes his entrance and gets on the mic.

He says he’s a little emotional, so bare with him because he wants to have a heart-to-heart with everyone in the arena and watching at home. As some of us know he has Attention Deficit Disorder, and with that comes a litany of other disorders, including Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria, which is when you have trouble managing feelings of rejection and they get blown up out of proportion.

He talks about being bullied and recounts the story of having quarters and antisemetic taunts thrown at him and how he learned that he has to stab everyone in the back to protect himself, but he’s beginning to realize that that’s no way to live. Because in doing that he became one of them, became a scumbag himself.

And to be honest, being a scumbag is easy, getting boos is easy, what is hard is being vulnerable. He knew if he opened himself up and got booed it would kill him, it would take him right back to being that kid who had quarters thrown at him, but he’s not scared anymore!

We taught him that we do care about Max, that we’ve got sympathy for the devil, and you know what? He’s not going to change overnight, he’s still a scumbag don’t get him wrong, but he’s ready to be OUR scumbag! And it’s all thanks to a person that taught him he can trust and be vulnerable and even yes, Max Friedman deserves a friend.

He introduces Adam Cole, who comes down with no music or fanfare.

Cole puts MJF over as one of the best in the world at such a young age and says he appreciates the man he’s becoming, having the guts to talk about what he’s been through, and Adam wants to make sure he knows he’s not alone. He says he was scared and didn’t know what a man really was but Max is becoming the man he’s meant to be.

These people love and adore him and want to cheer for him, and it’s not just because he’s so damn good, it’s because they know that deep in his heart and soul there’s a good guy in there. So he wants to make sure Friedman knows that he’s incredibly proud of him and so are the fans.

Friedman says as much as he enjoys the verbal fellatio that’s not why he called him out here, he called him out here because he promised him a title match after their tag title match, win lose or draw... but he’s decided Cole doesn’t deserve a match.

Everyone is aghast but Max continues, saying Adam doesn’t deserve A match, he deserves THE match, at the biggest show in history, in front of the biggest crowd. Wembley. All In!

There’s no one he’d rather make history with than Cole, and he passes him the contract to sign. Adam signs it and tells Max he loves him, Friedman reciprocates, and they hug! MJF says he has to be honest, he’s gonna win, they have some good-natured banter about it and post in the turnbuckles!

Roderick Strong is shown watching backstage and he throws a fit, smashing and throwing things and crying.

The Kingdom of Mike Bennett and Matt Taven roll up to tell him that’s just like Cole, constantly forgetting about his reel friends.

Jay Lethal, Jeff Jarrett, & Satnam Singh vs. the Elite (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson, & Nick Jackson)

Jarrett and Omega to start, Jeff with a side headlock, shot off, shoulder block, drop down, hip toss, body slam and we get a little Fargo Strut! Tags made, Matt has Jay, quick tag to Nick and the Bucks start working Lethal over. Jay gets away and tags Singh in, starting Matt Jackson down!

Matt wants a tag, neither Nick nor Kenny want anything to do with him but he gets away and tags Nick in anyway! Dropkicks to try and cut the big man down, putting him into the ropes, he hits a freight train double crossbody and lays the Bucks out! Heel trio mocking the Elite’s signature poses and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Nick floats over a back suplex from Jeff and lays him out with a superkick! Both men down and out, paths clear for tags, Omega in on Lethal! Fireman’s carry, Finlay Roll sets up the moonsault but Satnam cuts him off in the corner and Jay gets the knees up!

Double whip from the Bucks, handspring, duck it, Superkick Parties for Lethal and Jarrett! Singh in, Elite cut the big man down, V-Trigger sets up dives on the other two! Karen Jarrett running interference, Omega gets under Satnam but Sonjay Dutt runs in! Lethal Combination, Brandon Cutler sprays Karen with the cooling mist!

Dutt lays Cutler out with a punch, the Hardy Boyz come down to neutralize Sonjay! Jarrett has the guitar, Hangman Page lays him out, Omega with a V-Trigger on Lethal...

The Elite win by pinfall with One-Winged Angel from Kenny Omega on Jay Lethal.

Post-match Kenny gets on the mic and says something is on Page’s mind and he should talk about it. Hangman announces that the Elite have re-signed with AEW, so tonight Dynamite 200, they’re so happy to be here and here’s to the next 200. Omega says whether it be Dynamite, Ring of Honor, Rampage, heck, even Collision, you’ll be seeing even more of them, but for now, goodbye and good night.

Mogul Embassy get promo time and AR Fox takes point.

He says if they were so close, why didn’t Darby Allin call him and thank him when he got signed? He didn’t hear a word for five years, so now he’s gonna take everything he gave him away. Shane Strickland says he won’t lie and say you’re family, but when you’re a Mogul Affiliate, he’ll take care of you and put you in his movies.

We get footage of Strickland and Fox visiting Nick Wayne while he’s training and they attack him and his training partners, finally smashing a framed photo of Buddy Wayne over his son’s head and showing it to the camera, where we see it’s him and Nick together.

Wayne bleeding from the face, Shane grabs Nick’s phone to call Darby and they make him unlock it and call him. Strickland tells him to shut up and listen and asks him why he couldn’t be bothered to call AR Fox. They’re the ghosts of his past and here to haunt him, and this is only the beginning.

Aussie Open make their entrance and we go to break.

Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher & Mark “Dunkzilla Davis) (c) vs. El Hijo del Vikingo & Komander (ROH World Tag Team Championship)

Fletcher and Vikingo to start, rolling solebutt from Hijo, whip reversed, back roll over, whip reversed, to the apron, springboard lariat connects! Tornillo into a tijeras, tags made, Komander steps off of Vikingo’s shoulders for a tijeras! Aussie Open regroup with a quick exchange, Fletcher tags back in, Komander with boots up, Davis catches a crossbody and F-5s him into a knee!

Kyle with a cover for two, whip into the corner, Komander sidesteps, chops and a kick to the midsection, lucha arm drag blocked with a left hand! Low bridge sends Fletcher to the floor! Davis runs in, Vikingo tags in, Poetry in Motion sends Dunkzilla to the floor! Kyle back body drops Komander to the apron, Hijo cuts him off, Fletcher hanging in the ropes for a diving leg drop!

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, big assisted Razor’s Edge on Vikingo... NOPE! The match breaks down, luchadors on the comeback trail, walking the ropes for stereo Asai moonsaults! Back inside, stereo 450s... FLETCHER BREAKS IT UP! Taking Vikingo to the floor and putting him into the barricade, Komander with a ropewalk shooting star press but it gets sidestepped!

Kyle tags in, stereo lariats...

Aussie Open win by pinfall with Coriolis, retaining the ROH World Tag Team Championship.

We get a video package for CM Punk vs. Ricky Starks for the real world title with Ricky “the Dragon” Steamboat as special guest referee.

Hikaru Shida vs. Toni Storm (c) (AEW Women’s World Championship)

Shida running hot, rear chinlock and hammering punches, out and back in and Storm has a handful of hair, smashing her into the turnbuckles! Gouging Hikaru’s eyes, smashing her face into the mat, facewashes in the ropes, cover for two and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Shida down in the corner, she blocks a hip attack, waistlock applied, German suplex connects! Corner knee, whip across, another knee and Hikaru goes up top for mounted punches! Meteora into a deep folding press... NOT ENOUGH! Setting Toni up top, Storm knocks her down and gets the running hip attack and a DDT... STILL NO!

Trading forearms, Shida lands a knee, Falcon Arrow... SO CLOSE! Hikaru with a kendo stick, referee Paul Turner disposes of it and Storm takes advantage, spraying Shida with the paint, Storm Zero... HIKARU SHIDA WON’T STAY DOWN! Pin, reversal...

Hikaru Shida wins by pinfall with a victory roll pin, becoming your new AEW Women’s World Champion.

Shida celebrates as confetti rains down.

That’s the show, folks.

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