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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (Sept. 27, 2023): WrestleDream go home


Here’s a place to check results and comment along with a new episode of AEW Dynamite, airing live tonight (Sept. 27) at 8pm ET on TBS.

AEW will be at 1STBANK Center in the Denver suburb of Broomfield, Colorado, starting this week’s final push to Oct. 1’s WrestleDream PPV.

The show will feature a preview of this weekend’s multi-team battle for an AEW Tag title shot, with Penta El Zero Miedo, Matt Jackson, Orange Cassidy & Austin Gunn in a singles 4Way. The other match announced for tonight is Willow Nightingale vs. Julia Hart, which was set-up on last weekend’s Collision.

A contract signing between WrestleDream foes Hangman Page & Swerve Strickland is also on the docket, as are talking segments with MJF & Adam Cole as they prepare to defend the ROH Tag titles against The Kingdom on Sunday, and a Jim Ross sitdown with new TNT champion Christian Cage & his rival Darby Allin before their two-out-of-three falls PPV showdown.

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!


If you want to be a good monster, don’t swallow mine. It’s all fine and dandy, this low betrayal, oh, you found friends to agree and understand, but me? I’m just here to liveblog this pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with the intro video.

Jeff Jarrett vs. Rey Fenix (c) (AEW International Championship)

Fenix dives out the gates and takes Jarrett and his pal Jay Lethal out at ringside! Chops on the floor, Jeff whips him into the barricade! Chops follow, whip reversed, tijeras takes Lethal out! Karen Jarrett rakes Rey’s back, he turns around and grabs her by the head, Sonjay Dutt makes the save and eats a superkick!

Another superkick for Jarrett, inside the ring and we finally get a bell!

Fenix with a moonsault, cover for two, fireman’s carry attempt but Rey’s back gives out! Stablemates running interference, Double J chokes Rey in the ropes, a little Fargo Strut, off the ropes, Fenix meets him with a kick combo and a solebutt in the turnbuckles! Satnam Singh on the apron for interference, Jeff hits a DDT and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Jarrett in control, referee Aubrey Edwards jumps to the floor to cut his stablemates off and literally shove Karen down and warn her about getting involved! Back inside, Fenix with a double stomp, a low blow, small package... FENIX KICKS OUT!

Looking for the Stroke, he spikes Rey practically on his dome with it... FENIX GETS HIS FEET ON THE ROPES! Back and forth, Rey gets it...

Rey Fenix wins by pinfall with a small package, retaining the AEW International Championship.

Commentary recaps Adam Cole’s injury from last week.

We get footage of Cole on crutches celebrating Maxwell Jacob Friedman’s big win on MJF’s dad’s boat. They talk about Adam’s continuing friendship with Roderick Strong and Max reluctantly accepts his explanation right as Cole catches a fish... that turns out to be Paul Wight in an inner tube.

Wight joins them on the boat and makes friends as they drink beers together.

We get footage of Don Callis and Konosuke Takeshita in Japan over the weekend, hunting Kota Ibushi, and we go to break.

Renee Paquette is in the ring to interview Don Callis and Konosuke Takeshita.

Callis has something to say over the boos, and it’s that he is so happy that Sammy Guevara is free of the toxic influence of Chris Jericho that he wanted to bring him out here himself, and he introduces him as the newest member of the Don Callis Family.

Don rolls footage of the Callis Family visiting Ibushi at his dojo in Tokyo. He’s going to be back in “two minutes”, so they beat up the guy who’s there until Kota arrives! Ibushi and Takeshita roll around the ring, Kota gets the advantage, Callis smashes an umbrella over his back... AND KONOSUKE BLASTS KOTA IBUSHI WITH A KETTLEBELL!

Choking Kota with his jacket, Callis tells Kenny Omega this is his beating heart lying on the floor and he won’t be safe from the Don Callis Family anywhere.

Back in the ring, Don says the Family has never been stronger with Konosuke Takeshita, Will Ospreay, and Sammy Guevara. Sam gets on the mic and says he’s being painted to be the bad guy, but really he’s the hero here and Chris Jericho is the villain. He complains of Jericho clipping his wings and holding him back and says now it’s time for him to be the star he was born to be.

Callis says that at WrestleDream, they’ll take everything from Ibushi, Omega, and Jericho until there’s nothing left but tears.

We get a promo from Saturday of Ricky Starks telling Bryan Danielson that he survived.

Wheeler YUTA rolls up to apologize for putting hands on him, and Starks says the next time he puts hands on him he won’t leave the ring of his own accord. YUTA says he was trying to be nice but Ricky is an entitled prick, all style and no substance, and he couldn’t get up after what Danielson dished out, but he gets up every day and he doesn’t think Starks has the balls.

And if he disagrees, he’ll be happy to find out on October 1.

Brian Cage vs. Claudio Castagnoli vs. Nick Jackson (AEW International Championship #1 Conntender’s Match)

Cage military press slams Jackson to the floor almost immediately! Squaring up with Castagnoli, test of strength, Nick back in to use his speed to outmaneuver both of them and dive on them! Back inside, Claudio cuts him off and stands tall as we go to break!

Back from commercial, Jackson running through a series of counters, up top with Cage in the drop zone... 450 SPLASH DOESN’T DO IT! Castagnoli back inside, calling for it... GIANT SWING ON THE MACHINE! Nick breaks up the nearfall, bodyscissors Claudio to the floor, up top, diving crossbody, Brian pops him up, F-5... STILL NO!

Deadlift superplex on Castagnoli... SO CLOSE! Trading shots, Claudio with overhead elbows on Cage, powerbomb, Nick dives in, tijeras...

Nick Jackson wins by pinfall with a lateral press, becoming #1 contender to the AEW International Championship.

The Righteous cut a promo on Better Than You, Bay Bay where they’re cutting paper dolls and being ominous, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Better Than You, Bay Bay make their entrance to get on the mic, Adam Cole in a cast and on crutches.

Maxwell Jacob Friedman gets on the mic and greets the crowd as Cole settles in on a chair. Adam launches into storytime and says unfortunately this is a sad chapter of the story because last week he got hurt really bad. Prettymuch his ankle exploded, broken in three different places, torn ligaments, and unfortunately he needs surgery.

There’s nothing more soulcrushing than hearing this but you have his word he’ll do everything to get back as soon as humanly possible. As you know, he and his good friend Max are to the ROH World Tag Team Champions, and because they can’t defend the titles, unfortunately they’ll have to relinquish—

MJF cuts him off and says he knows he didn’t have his fine kosher ass wrestle twice in one night just to give the tag titles up to those douchebags in the Righteous. He can’t believe he’s about to say this, let’s keep it real, Adam wouldn’t be hurt if he didn’t need his help at Grand Slam.

He’ll eat it, it’s cool. He also knows how much the ROH World Tag Team Championships mean to Adam, so they’ll be here waiting for him. On October 1, the devil is gonna slide into Seattle and defend those titles in a handicap match and he’s going to win, because they’re Better Than You, Bay Bay.

Enter Roderick Strong, shouting for Adam Cole and flanked by the Kingdom as usual. Roddy says he needs Cole more than ever now, and it’s an emergency. Max tells him to hold on and says as much as he thinks Strong is nothing but a simp, he learned a lesson on that boat.

Roddy is Cole’s boy, and he may not like it, but respects Adam enough to respect that, and he should go do what he has to and just know that Friedman will be here for him when he gets back. They hug and Cole goes to the stage to greet his friend and they all go to the back.

MJF picks the mic back up—

Enter Bullet Club Gold.

“Switchblade” Jay White tells Max to shut up and says we’ve all heard him talk enough and everyone wants to hear his sweet, exotic accent. He knows how it looks coming out with the rest of the Bang Bang Gang, but that’s why he sent them to the back so MJF can revel in his moment alone with the Switchblade.

Friedman says his mid mic work won’t work with him and if you come for the king, you best not miss. He talks about all the comparisons over the years and says it never bothered him until he read “sure, MJF is good, but he’s no Jay White.” He didn’t understand why it offended him at first but now they’re standing in his ring in front of his beautiful poors and now he knows why.

MJF claims he’s like a fine filet mignon, and if it’s on the plate, it’s all about the filet. Much like when he’s in the ring and the show is all about him, you see. But somehow White has convinced the fans that he’s also filet mignon, but in reality, he’s tofu. Funny thing about tofu, it takes on the flavor of whatever you want it to, but you need to add something to it to trick yourself into believing it has taste.

Jay has been given everything, all the finest spices, herbs, and accoutremonts. Theme music, t-shirts, big match opportunities, the keys to one of the greatest wrestling factions of all time, however if he plucks it all away, he’s left with nothing but boring, bland, tasteless tofu.

And now he’s gonna steal some of the champ’s flavor, but he doesn’t mind because White is all hype, a mass-marketed vision of what somebody in Japan thought was a top guy. So, some advice from a real top guy— leave the ring, stop talking smack, and if he doesn’t, for the rest of his career, when their names are mentioned together, it’ll be “sure Jay White is good, but he’s no Maxwell Jacob Friedman.”

White says that’s what he came out for, his very own personalized MJF experience, but he’s a little bit left down because something’s off about Max lately. It could be injuries but he thinks it’s the bromance with Adam Cole distracting him. Switchblade tries to sow dissent, saying he’s been trying to ruin MJF’s life from afar but now he’s here to do it up close and personal, in the flesh.

He calls himself the devil, but he’s going to have to find another level to stop Jay from taking the title from him. He talks up all his bonafides and says he’ll be a truly elite champion after he peels the belt off of MJF’s carcass, because he’s just like his poors.

Max gets riled up and wants to fight right now, but Switchblade backs off and runs away.

Jim Ross has a sitdown with Christian Cage and Darby Allin ahead of their Wrestle Dream match.

Cage claims he’s been TNT Champion for months now and he claims that Darby’s victories over him were flukes and he’s going to walk out of Seattle as champion because he knows in his heart that Allin isn’t the man or the wrestler that he is. He relies on his stupid skateboard, using his body as a weapon, whatever he can.

He asked for a 2/3 falls match to expose Darby as not being able to wrestle and asks if his uncle will be in attendance before criticizing him for being dead. Allin says that doesn’t define who he is and he won’t lose in Seattle. He says he won’t have Nick Wayne at ringside and if Christian has the balls he’ll leave Luchasaurus behind.

Cage says Wayne needs a real man, not somebody who hides behind facepaint, and Darby washes his paint off and gets fired up, Christian says he’s gonna hold the title forever and you should get used to it.

Orange Cassidy makes his entrance and we go to break.

Austin Gunn vs. Matt Jackson vs. Orange Cassidy vs. Penta el Zero M

Gunn throws Cassidy into the barricade, Jackson with a schoolboy on Penta, arm drag follows, la casadora arm drag, DDT, Austin in with a schoolboy of his own, no deal! Orange back in, off the ropes with Matt, big arm drag, Gunn looking for another nearfall! Zero with a slingshot leg drop on Cassidy, dropkick sends him to the floor!

Off the ropes, Austin stops Penta short, circling, trading hand signs, trading chops, Jackson back in, Penta cuts him off with a kick, Orange stops the Cero Miedo, Zero kicks him in the chops and finally gets the Cero Miedo! Austin clobbers Jackson off the apron, circling jabs on Cassidy and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Jackson with a plancha on Penta! Gunn up top with Cassidy, trading shots, trust fall senton to the floor! Back inside, Austin ducks under, off the ropes, hip toss neckbreaker from Gunn... SO CLOSE! Underhooks, Orange counters with a back body drop, Penta with a flip piledriver to take him out!

Back body drop for Gunn again, Matt slides in with the flip piledriver, another back body drop for Austin, Cassidy hits the flip piledriver! Gunn reverses Beach Break, sunset flip, a flip piledriver! All four men are down and out! Matt sidesteps Penta, superkick for Austin, kickflip shiranui takes Zero out!

Rolling northern lights suplexes on Cassidy, waistlock, standing switch, O’Connor roll, double northern lights into a triple pin... NOT ENOUGH! Penta and Matt back and forth, enzuigiri, Gunn eats a Sling Blade! Orange Punch sets up a Beach Break, Austin slides in with a Fameasser... ORANGE KICKS OUT!

All four men on their feet and throwing punches, superkicks aplenty, Jackson and Zero trading them, stereo lariats, clobbering each other, Gunn trips Penta up...

Orange Cassidy wins by pinfall with an Orange Punch on Matt Jackson.

And so we go to break.

Julia Hart vs. Willow Nightingale

Nightingale a house afire with strikes in the corner, in the ropes, kicks in the corner! Hart from behind with a sleeper hold, Willow slings her off but Julia clobbers her with elbows in the corner. Cartwheel evasion, big lariat sets up chops in the corner!

Corner lariats, body slams, Hart bails to the floor and Brody King runs interference as she crawls out from under to chop blow Nightingale from behind as we go to break!

Back from commercial, Nightingale hits a Death Valley Driver and she’s fired up! Snapmare, dropkick, spinebuster... NOPE! Short-arm lariats, Hart reverses to a Nodowa Otoshi, looking for the Hartless... BUT WILLOW GETS THE ROPES FOR THE BREAK! Willow with the Pounce, hossing her up for the stampede!

Tree of Woe, Julia sits up to dodge the cannonball! Off the top...

Julia Hart wins by pinfall with a moonsault.

Post-match, Julia locks Hartless in again until Kris Statlander makes the save! Hart rolls under her and hides behind Brody King at ringside!

Commentary hypes up our next week of shows.

Shane Strickland makes his entrance to send us to break.

Back from commercial, “Hangman” Adam Page makes his entrance.

Renee Paquette hosts the contract signing.

Shane Strickland says he appreciates the fire but it’s a little too late. They’re two competitors who couldn’t be more opposite from each other, and they’ll never be the wrestler the other is, because what’s a cowboy to an outlaw or buckshot to a Killshot?

Hangman says the things Strickland said a few weeks ago stung in the moment but with a little distance he wants to thank him, because for a year and a half there was a little black cloud he couldn’t get rid of. Sure the sun would shine, he beat Jon Moxley in a Texas Deathmatch, he reunited with his friends in the Elite, and he should have been the happiest man in the world.

But every time he started to smile, that cloud came back and it started to rain. At first it annoyed him, then it pissed him off, because he knew he couldn’t do or say anything about it and for as long as god let it rain he didn’t dare open his umbrella, but now that’s over with and he’s weathered that storm, so Swerve will get his best in Seattle.

Strickland laughs about it and says it was beautiful but frankly the most pathetic thing he’s ever seen. He levels with Page, this isn’t personal and he could have been anybody, and truth be told he might have mental issues because he makes a new enemy every single day, and that drives him, and he’s going to take Page’s spot from him on Sunday.

Hangman says they could go back and forth, but the one thing you have to agree on is that for every opportunity he’s ever had, he knocked it out of the park. Shane can want his spot all he wants but he doesn’t have what it takes to fill it. Swerve slaps him across the face and signs the contract... AND HANGMAN STABS HIM IN THE HAND WITH THE PEN!

Security pulls them apart!

We go backstage where black-clad ninjas are beating the crap out of Jay White! We see that one of them is wearing a devil mask and he puts his hand over the camera lens!

That’s the show, folks.

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