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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (Aug. 9, 2023): Young Bucks vs. The Hardys

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Here’s a place to check results and comment along with a new episode of AEW Dynamite, airing tonight (Aug. 9) at 8 pm ET on TBS.

AEW is in Columbus, Ohio’s Nationwide Arena for tonight’s show, which features a tag team match between the Young Bucks and The Hardys.

Also on tonight’s card: Rob Van Dam challenges Jack Perry for the FTW championship, Hikaru Shida defends the AEW women’s world championship against Anna Jay, Jon Moxley & Claudio Castagnoli vs. Lucha Bros, the Jericho Appreciation Society has a mandatory meeting, we’ll hear from MJF & Adam Cole, the latest build to the All In pay-per-view, 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!


Can you see me, are you near me? Can you hear me crying out for life? Can you tell me, where’s the glory? Ride the days and sail the nights, when it’s over you’ll find the answer, but me? I’m just here to liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with the intro video.

The Jericho Appreciation Society is in the ring.

Chris Jericho makes his entrance and gets on the mic.

He says he understands there’s some unrest here and that’s why he wanted to come here as Chris Jericho, their friend. He knows they’ve had a lot of problems and—

Daniel Garcia interrupts and tells him to stop talking and just listen. He thought he was ready to stand out here and have a civil conversation after Chris took advantage of him and pinned him last week, and he wants him to know what he sacrificed for Jericho, he changed the fabric of his being and turned his back on his heroes and chose Jericho every time, but he doesn’t understand why Chris never chose them.

And because he’s not choosing Garcia, he can’t do this anymore, and Daniel leaves.

Jake Hager says he’s not surprised and he’s known Chris for longer than any of these guys and that’s why they work well together. He’s made Jake a lot of money, but if they have to cut ties tonight, that’s okay, because everyone knows they have lots of options and that he liked that hat.

And now everyone knows that he does not appreciate Jericho.

He leaves and Chris makes a pitch to the others that he’s improved their careers and talks to Anna Jay and Tay Melo about how he’s done so. Tay says she used to be so proud to be in a group with him, but no more, and she feels sick right now. Since Chris can’t make a decision she will, and she’s gonna have Sammy’s baby and come back and be a champion without his help, because she quits.

Anna says maybe he has helped their careers, but he’s helped himself out more than any of them, and tonight is about her. She’s being selfish and she’s learned from the best. Tonight is about winning the AEW Women’s World Championship, and not about appreciating him.

Melo and Jay leave together.

Angelo Parker speaks next, and he doesn’t want to be doing this and he loves being a sports entertainer. He’s fought with pride and given Jericho everything he can, but what has Chris given him? He has no choice, he has nothing left to give, and he drops the mic and leaves.

Matt Menard is next. He says Jericho was his childhood hero and with his first paycheck from his first job, he bought a Chris Jericho t-shirt. When his wife was eight months pregnant and he had no job, Chris heard his story and invited him into his home and brought him to AEW under his wing.

The last eighteen months have been nothing but a dream for him, but it’s never sat right with him that guys he came up with, like Eddie Kingston and Kevin Steen, why they hate Jericho’s guts, and now he’s starting to understand why, and he leaves.

Sammy Guevara says he’s loyal and he’s not gonna walk out, because Jericho is his friend, and deep down he always thought Chris would do the same for him, because they’re friends. He hopes Chris works through his stuff, and if he does, maybe he’ll be here.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Renee Paquette goes to interview Chris Jericho when Don Callis sweeps in.

He apologizes and says if he played any role in this he doesn’t know what to say. Jericho says he’s got an answer for him as to joining the Callis Family and he’ll announce it next week.

Hardy Boyz (Jeff & Matt Hardy) vs. Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson)

Matt and Jeff starting, collar and elbow, arm wringer from Jackson, reversed, elbow to the elbow, roll through, float over arm drag, Hardy fires back with an atomic drop, snapmare, standing blockbuster, tag to Broken Matt! Back elbow, laying the elder Jackson out, suplexing Nick into him and sending him packing to the floor!

Double rolling back suplex, cover for two! Smashing Jackson’s face into the turnbuckles, backslide, double leg drop, double pin, Nick breaks it up! The elder Hardy dumps him to the floor, Matt Jackson gets up under Jeff, clubbed down, Poetry in Motion blocked with a kick from Nick!

Snapping Matt Hardy’s head over the ropes, tag made, the younger Jackson lighting them up with kicks! Matt slingshots out of the ring, sets up a dive for Nick and the Bucks are running hot as we go to break!

Back from commercial, Matts trading punches from their knees and to their feet, double lariats, Side Effect connects for breathing room! Tags made, younger brothers in full effect, Jeff with lariats and elbows, Matt Jackson breaks it up! Brother Nero off the top with Whisper in the Wind... SO CLOSE!

Into the “everybody do something cool” portion of the match, 3D from the Bucks... NOT ENOUGH! Hardyz getting their licks in, Jeff off the top with the Swanton Bomb... MATT JACKSON BREAKS IT UP! The match breaks down again, superkicks, Twist of Fate blocked, Jackson kicks Jeff out of the turnbuckles and knocks him down!

Block another Twist of Fate, Bucks have Matt Hardy...

Young Bucks win by pinfall with BTE Trigger on Matt Hardy.

Post-match, the Young Bucks call FTR out.

FTR make their entrance and square up in the ring.

The Bucks simply say “All In” and drop the mic. FTR hold the tag titles up. The match is made!

Commentary breaks down the build for our four-way women’s title match at All In.

We get a recap of Maxwell Jacob Friedman presenting Adam Cole with the contract for his title match at All In.

Another video package of friendship activities between Cole and MJF follows. Max thinks they’re going skinnydipping but actually they’re going to a trampoline park! Friedman is mad at first but of course he gets won over eventually when Adam points out they have dodgeball and he gets to go terrorize some children.

A little girl comes up to call them nerds and flip the bird at Cole, who is now on Max’s dodgeball quest as we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a recap of last week’s three-way match and the parking lot brawl between Blackpool Combat Club and Best Friends.

Blackpool cut a promo.

Jon Moxley says he hopes Best Friends have learned their lesson that they don’t belong in the ring with them, and tonight the Lucha Brothers have challenged them to a match, and they expect to win and leave absolutely no doubt, just ask PAC. Claudio Castagnoli tells the Bastard you can’t just stab him in the back and he’s gonna pay for it.

Wheeler YUTA mocks PAC for missing Wembley, and Mox says BCC doesn’t fear death, death fears them.

Jack Perry (c) vs. Rob Van Dam (FTW Championship)

Feeling out, Van Dam feeling spry, Perry offers a handshake after a stalemate but Rob slaps it away and blasts him with a reverse roundhouse kick! Shoulder blocks in the corner, another reverse roundhouse and Jack bails to the floor for a breather! Fighting on the floor, RVD hangs him over the barricade with punches and boots him in the face!

Up on the apron, corkscrew leg drop connects and we go to break!

Back from commercial, ducking and dodging, Perry takes him into the corner but Van Dam blocks and blasts him with a kick for breathing room. Monkey flip, Rob grabs a chair and hits a short Van Terminator! Off the ropes, roll through splash into a chair, cover... NOPE!

Up in the turnbuckles, RVD gets him but the referee is out! Aubrey Edwards runs in for the pin... NOT ENOUGH! Perry with a low blow where Edwards doesn’t see it, roll through...

Jack Perry wins by pinfall with a schoolboy to retain the FTW Championship.

Renee Paquette interviews Lucha Brothers and Alex Abrahantes bacdkstage.

Abrahantes says the Death Triangle is a symbol of brotherhood and they fight in the spirit of competition where Blackpool fight to maim and hurt. Penta says they’ll show why they’re the best tag team in the universe, with cero miedo.

Adam Cole and Maxwell Jacob Friedman make their entrance together and get on the mic.

Friedman greets the crowd and says there’s footage going around of him saying everyone in the midwest is mid, and we can all agree that footage is heavily edited and very vague. May god strike him down if he’s lying, his favorite place in the entire United States is the midwest.

God does not in fact strike MJF down.

Cole takes over and says he’s gonna beat Max for his title at All In and Friedman takes it as a cue to do a promo battle. He says Adam is so skinny and ghostly white that if this were the 80s, Hogan woulda snorted him. He keeps throwing silly insults and Cole yells that he didn’t want to do a promo battle.

Adam says they’re gonna make history at Wembley, but he wants to go All In on making history because he’s pretty sure we all love them as a tag team and we’d all love if they had some gold, so as difficult as it was to not win the tag titles, he’s had his eyes on another set of titles that mean just as much to him as the AEW ones.

He’s talking about the ROH World Tag Team Championship. Truth be told, he owes his entire career to Ring of Honor, and he’s a former ROH World Champion and ROH World Television Champion, but he never held those tag titles. Titles held by the best of the best— the Kings of Wrestling, reDRagon, the Briscoe Brothers.

They set the bar on what tag wrestling is all about, and it’s time they showed how damn good they are. So before that, at AEW Zero Hour, he wants to challenge for the ROH World Tag Team Championship! Friedman asks if he’s serious about wanting him to wrestle twice in one night, is he a sick pervert?

But they’re brochachos for life and he’s a sucker for publicity, so he asks the crowd if they want to see them win the ROH tag titles. So, by the powers vested in him as our scumbag, he challenges Aussie Open for the tag titles at Wembley!

Roderick Strong comes to the stage yelling for Adam Cole.

He says he can’t believe this, that he’d want to win the tag titles with Max and not an ROH legend and his actual best friend, himself. Friedman says he’s getting sick and tired of these jealous ex-girlfriend vibes, and he wants him to do whatever weird generic white people normally do in this situation— go home, run up the stairs, slam the door, jump in bed, cry into your Hello Kitty pillow, listen to some Taylor Swift, and shake it off, you bland bitch.

Strong says he is not a bland bitch.

He asks Cole if he’s gonna stand there and let MJF talk like that before saying the Kingdom was right about him and he was never really Roddy’s friend. The Kingdom come to the stage to embrace Roddy and walking him backstage.

Max talks some trash, Adam shoves him and says he needs to understand that Strong is his friend too. Cole realizes he came on a little strong and apologizes and they hug and Friedman gives him his blessings to go check on Roddy.

A video package recapping Collision follows.

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

Blackpool Combat Club (Claudio Castagnoli & Jon Moxley) vs. Lucha Brothers (Penta el Zero M & Rey Fenix)

Lucha Brothers with kicks from behind, starting things off after the bell with Castagnoli, double stomp, Fenix with a dive on Moxley! Penta gets the Here It Is Driver... CLAUDIO KICKS OUT! Rey with a crossbody, back and forth, both men down, tags made and Jon freight trains Zero in the corner with kicks!

Whip across, big lariat, Fenix springboards in but gets caught, double DDT on the brothers!

Sling Blade sets up some “everybody do something cool” action, YUTA blasts Fenix with a title belt, military press into an Ace Crusher... REY FENIX KICKS OUT! Claudio working Rey over and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Moxley has Fenix in a cloverleaf and tags Castagnoli in. Hammering strikes, up for a piledriver, Jon off the top... SPIKE PILEDRIVER CONNECTS BUT CAN’T KEEP FENIX DOWN! Claudio tags back in, electric chair, Mox goes for a Doomsday Device but Rey bends back to evade and rolls Castagnoli into a double stomp!

Tag to Penta, big lariats, a DDT on Jon, up and over into a lungblower... CLAUDIO KICKS OUT! Castagnoli and Fenix trading shots, Penta in, dives... SWISS DEATH! Tag to Moxley, cover... NOPE! Jon fired up, jawing with Zero, trading chops on chops on chops, Lucha Brothers with a spike piledriver of their own... MOX KICKS OUT!

Fenix up top, Wheeler YUTA runs interference, Alex Abrahantes pulls him down and Rey takes him out with a moonsault! Jon thinks fast...

Blackpool Combat Club win by pinfall with a schoolboy and a handful of tights from Jon Moxley on Penta el Zero M.

Post-match, Blackpool keep mauling the Lucha Brothers, tearing Penta’s mask off his face and Claudio puts it on!

Alex Marvez interviews Kenny Omega backstage as to his All In plans.

He puts over Bucks vs. FTR and says next week he’s gonna sit down with JR and talk about his future so look forward to that.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Mogul Embassy make their entrance and Prince Nana gets on the mic.

He tells everyone to shut up and Shane Strickland takes point. He says last week they had to drive the point home by going up to Seattle and visiting the Buddy Wayne Academy to put the fear of god into Nick Wayne, and nobody’s gonna do anything about it because the Embassy is above the law.

AR Fox grabs the mic and calls Darby Allin out!

Allin comes down and says he tried to help Fox out and he’s not telling the whole story. He had to leave because AR was down in the dumps and then look what happened, Fox made it all the way to AEW by himself. He respects Fox and he’ll always credit him for changing his life, but it looks like he has some new friends.

You gotta remember he has some friends, too.

The lights go out.

Sting is here! He takes the bat to the Embassy and brings Strickland to his feet and points to the Wembley sign! Shane is spooked and runs away!

Commentary hypes up our upcoming cards and we go to break.

Anna Jay vs. Hikaru Shida (c) (AEW Women’s World Championship)

Ducking and dodging early, side press from Jay, stalemate! Shida with a big knee in the corner, mounted punches, out and back in, Anna with a cover for two and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Shida hammering punches, snap suplex, off the ropes, big elbow gets a nearfall! Jay with a kick from the apron, front chancery, Hikaru slips away and lands an enzuigiri that takes the action to the floor. Shida gets a chair and sets it up but Angelo Parker puts himself between her and Anna to break it up!

Jay with a reverse STO into the steel steps, back inside, cover... NOPE! Queenslayer locked in, pulling Shida away from the ropes, bodyscissors in, Hikaru rolls over and gets to her feet, Anna refusing to break even as Shida climbs the turnbuckles and throws a senton to counter!

Kneeling Falcon Arrow... STILL NO! Katana connects, Parker does something but it doesn’t work...

Hikaru Shida wins by pinfall with Katana to retain the AEW Women’s World Championship.

Post-match, Shida tells the camera she’s going to Wembley as commentary explains our remaining qualifying matches for that title match.

That’s the show, folks.

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