Here’s a place to check results and comment along with a new episode of AEW Dynamite, airing live tonight (Aug. 30) at 8pm ET on TBS.
AEW will be in Chicagoland’s Now Arena as the move on from last Sunday’s historic All In PPV and head towards this Sunday’s annual All Out!
The show will feature Orange Cassidy defending the International championship for the 31st time. His Stadium Stampede teammate Penta El Zero M is the challenger, and the winner will face Jon Moxley at United Center this weekend!
Nothing else is announced for tonight’s card as of this writing, but we expect an eventful evening. There should be follow-up on the events of All In, like World champion MJF’s dramatic win over his best friend & fellow Ring of Honor Tag Team titleholder Adam Cole, Saraya winning the Women’s belt as The Outcasts fell apart, and Konosuke Takeshita pinning Kenny Omega. Plus, lots of build to All Out, including the upcoming singles match between those last two names!
Come right back here at 8pm ET when the Dynamite live blog kicks off once the show starts on TBS. It will be below this line here.
Enjoy the show!
AEW DYNAMITE RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR AUG. 30
I don’t care if my lady’s gone as long as you give me just what I want. I’ve been losin’ my direction, got to find a new connection, but first I’m gonna liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.
The show opens with a hype reel for All In and commentary hyping up our card for tonight.
Jon Moxley vs. Komander
Starting hot, Moxley in with strikes, Komander cuts him off with some lucha libre, dive to the floor, but Jon takes him back inside and up top for back rakes! Mox in control and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Moxley with a front chancery sunk in, Komander gets a facebuster to counter and starts trading punches with Jon! Off the ropes with lariats, staggering Moxley, crescent kick, basement dropkick, off the ropes, sliding DDT! Mox back in it, lariat and a piledriver... NOPE!
Hammer and anvil elbows follow, looking to punish Komander for his defiance, sleeper hold locked in, shift gears to a cross armbar...
Jon Moxley wins by submission with a cross armbar.
We get a video package for Orange Cassidy’s International Championship reign and how he’s not going to take a break anytime soon. He’s not the same Orange Cassidy that started here four year ago and if he makes it to All Out, he’ll show Jon Moxley why.
We get footage of the Young Bucks in the locker room at Wembley talking about how it was supposed to be their big night, when FTR roll in to say they respect them and what’s the deal? They explain they were just disappointed for the way things went and get up to offer their hands when the Bang Bang Gang roll up to say this is the winner’s room and the Bucks should get out.
Eventually that turns into booking an atomicos match for All Out, Bullet Club Gold vs. FTR & Young Bucks, and we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get a recap of Saraya winning the AEW Women’s World Championship.
Renee Paquette interviews Toni Storm backstage.
Storm says she’s very happy for Saraya, but she went completely off-script and forgot her place and now Toni is left with no friends, no title, and no future. She gets agitated and says Wembley went tits up and she can’t trust anyone.
Chris Jericho makes his entrance and gets on the mic.
He talks about the spectacle and majesty that was All In, one of the greatest weekends of his professional career, with a huge Fozzy show on Friday and then the biggest wrestling show in history on Sunday, with a match against Will Ospreay that’s one of his favorites, it’s a show he’ll never forget.
But there’s something he’d like to forget, and that’s how he treated his brother Sammy Guevara after the match and he’d like to get it off his chest and he invites Sammy to come down and talk face to face.
Guevara makes his entrance.
Jericho tells him he’s not happy with how he pushed him after his match, he was frustrated in his loss to Will Ospreay and he never should have taken it out on Sammy. He didn’t know if Guevara had done everything he could to help, but watching it back he saw what he did with the bat and everything, and we all lie, cheat, and steal here and he wants to apologize for pushing him.
Chris extends a hand and Sammy considers it for a long moment before shaking it. Guevara says he told him he was always gonna have his back and a little push won’t break them up. Jericho says he feels better and he’s been playing the match over and over again in his head and tried to figure out how he could have won.
He says maybe he could have gone for a roll-up with the tights, or Sammy could have hit him harder with the bat or... Guevara calls him on that one and says it’s funny because when he was watching it he thought maybe if Chris had hit the Judas Effect a little harder he could have got it done.
Jericho says he doesn’t want him to get insulted or angry, it’s just that sometimes when he asks Sammy to do something it doesn’t turn out how he envisioned it. Guevara asks if he envisioned him leaving his pregnant wife to fly to London to help him, and Chris emphasizes what a big show it was and how a lot of talent would have killed to be on the show.
Sammy says maybe if he’d been less focused on having Jericho’s back, he could have wrestled on the show. Chris says if he listens and takes his advice maybe he’ll get to wrestle on All In next year. Guevara says maybe he can learn how not to lose from him, and Chris says if he listens, maybe the next time he fights for the world title he won’t lose.
Guevara says four years ago Chris won the AEW Championship right here in this very arena, and then 24 hours later he lost the title outside of a steakhouse, what a champion! Jericho warns him not to say something he’ll regret and points out they’ve been together since the first Dynamite and he wants to focus on their team and the tag titles.
Next week he wants to have a match on their road to the titles, and Sammy shakes his hand and hugs him.
Blackpool Combat Club cut a promo where Jon Moxley says he’s gonna face the winner of tonight’s main event and all three of them are more bite than bark. Everybody in this business is full of it, catchphrases and hashtags, but they’re not about that.
The wrestler who leaves Chicago with the title will be the one with the biggest bite.
Eddie Kingston (c) vs. Wheeler YUTA (NJPW STRONG Openweight Championship)
Collar and elbow, struggling in the middle of the ring, YUTA backs him into the corner and paintbrushes him with a slap! Duck a lariat, Wheeler eats a chop in the corner, boot up, Divorce Court! Grinding his foot into Kingston’s elbow, wrenching his arm over the ropes, trading chops but Eddie’s arm comes up lame!
Kick to the midsection, front chancery reversed, YUTA with a double knee armbreaker and we go to break!
Back from commercial, Kingston lands a suicide dive! Back inside, lariats in the corner, machine gun chops follow! Suplex for a nearfall, Eddie trying to shake some life back into his elbow, half nelson, YUTA breaks free, Olympic Slam connects! Hammer and anvil elbows, Kingston flags but does not fail and hits a half and half suplex!
Backfist to the Future, a second one, Wheeler crumbles...
Eddie Kingston wins by pinfall with Backfist to the Future, retaining the NJPW STRONG Openweight Championship.
Post-match, Claudio Castagnoli comes to ringside holding the ROH World Championship to help YUTA up without so much as sparing Eddie a glance.
Backstage at All In, Adam Cole rolls up on Maxwell Jacob Friedman, who is full of complaints, including Cole hitting him too hard, the two tournaments dedicated to finding them contenders, and more. Adam says he deserves a week off and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Sammy Guevara is interviewed by Renee Paquette.
Before he can say much, Don Callis rolls up to recruit him, but he’s not having it and shoos him off.
Adam Cole makes his entrance and gets on the mic talking about All In and says he lost in the main event and that hurt, and that hurt really bad, but one day he’ll get another shot at the title. But right now he’s worried about Max’s neck, and—
Enter Roderick Strong and the Kingdom.
Roddy is upset Adam cares more about MJF’s neck than his, and Mike Bennett unloads on him, saying they used to be tight and got signed to ROH together and went up and down the roads and picked each other up in their worst moments, and he’s forgotten what that means.
Matt Taven cuts Cole off and says he used them and then jumped ship to the Bullet Club and then jumped to Florida and surrounded himself with their friends, and now he wants to come back here and say he’s a changed man? He’s a liar and a leech and now he’s latched onto that corny Melvin MJF because he thinks he’s a gateway to the title.
He asks if Adam even sees other people when he looks at old pictures, because he’s the only person he’s ever cared about. He tells them they know for a fact that’s not true, and honest to god if he made them feel that way he’s sorry. He knows they were close at one point and what he’s learned is that you need to be understanding of each other in friendships.
Roddy says he can’t accept that and he’s gonna enter the Grand Slam tournament and do what Cole couldn’t do— beat MJF in the middle of the ring to become the new AEW World Championship with his real friends Mike and Matt by his side. If Cole is his real friend, he’ll root for him too.
Adam says he’s in no condition to wrestle because of his neck and Strong mocks his concern, saying he doesn’t need a roll-up or a diamond ring, and bad neck or not, he’s gonna break everybody’s back and win the tournament because he’s a wrestling legend.
Penta Oscuro cuts a promo about how he’s gonna win the International Championship and then beat Jon Moxley at All Out.
Dr. Britt Baker, DMD, Hikaru Shida, Kris Statlander vs. Emi Sakura, Marina Shafir, & Nyla Rose
Heels working Baker over and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Statlander tags in hot and takes it to Shafir! Roundhouse kick, elbows, the match breaks down and Kris clears the ring and goes up top for a plancha to the floor! Back inside...
Dr. Britt Baker, DMD, Hikaru Shida, & Kris Statlander win by pinfall with a lateral press from Statlander on Marina Shafir.
Post-match, Ruby Soho lays Kris out and steals the AEW TBS Championship from her!
We see Don Callis watching tape with Konosuke Takeshita and telling him what he wants to see more of and the backup strategy, which appears to be miming stabbing him in the forehead with a screwdriver, and we go to break.
Back from commercial, the Acclaimed make their entrance for a championship celebration.
Billy Gunn gets on the mic and says Sunday was a pretty good day, they became trios champions. Max Caster cuts his own promo about it and says they thought it was fitting to come back here to Chicago, where they were lifted up to the next level and promise they’ll lift the titles up with pride.
There’s one way he wanted to start off their reign, and that’s with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Billy has a big pair of scissors to use and Anthony Bowens welcomes everyone to the House of Ass. In this house they wear pink, which is why they have replacements for the dull old trios titles.
They pull the cloth out and reveal new trios belts on pink leather with ends that can scissor!
Aussie Open cut a promo about how they’re gonna win the tag titles back as part of commentary hyping up our next week of shows.
We get main event entrances and go to break.
Orange Cassidy (c) vs. Penta el Zero M (AEW International Championship)
Penta with a shove, Cassidy offers his jaw and puts his hands in his pockets and Zero blasts him! Arm drag, legsweep, Penta takes him down, stalemate! Arm wringer, Zero to the floor, off the ropes, tope caught and Penta grabs a military press and throws him into the barricade hard to send us to break!Back from commercial, Penta wipes him out with a dive, suplex him back inside but Cassidy counters with Stundog Millionaire! Off the ropes, satellite DDT... SO CLOSE! Penta regains the momentum and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Orange cracks him with a superkick, off the ropes, Sling Blade... NOPE! Dragging Cassidy into position, Ode to Jim Breaks applied but Orange gets his hand in his pocket to break! Arm drag, lazy chops, trading flip piledrivers and both men flop about like fish!
Here It Is Driver from Penta... NOPE! Superkick, looking for the arm break again but Orange gets the ropes so Zero puts boots to him! Jockeying for position on the apron... FEAR FACTOR! Cover... CASSIDY GRABS THE ROPES! Another Fear Factor, Orange kicks out and rolls with the momentum...
Orange Cassidy wins by pinfall with a flash pin, retaining the AEW International Championship.
Post-match, Orange grabs a mic and asks for a chair and sits on it.
He says he doesn’t usually like to talk, but here we are. He’s so tired, his body hurts, and every time he has a title defense, the backpack gets a little heavier, but he’s here, he’s wrestling, he’s defended the International Championship because it means everything to him and it’s what AEW is.
He was told he would never amount to anything because he’s too skinny, short, and different, but here he is, a champion and he’ll keep defending the title as long as he wants and nobody can take it from him. Mox better bring more than a fork because he’s Freshly Squeezed Orange Cassidy and he does not have a catchphrase.
Jon Moxley makes his entrance and walks to the ring to confront Orange. Forehead to forehead, Mox shoves him, Orange paintbrushes him and immediately shakes his hand in pain!
That’s the show, folks.