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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (Jan. 24, 2024): Adam Copeland vs. Minoru Suzuki


Here’s a place to check results and comment along with a new episode of AEW Dynamite, airing tonight (Jan. 24) at 8 pm ET on TBS.

This week’s episode comes our way from Savannah, Georgia’s Enmarket Arena, and will continue their build toward March’s Revolution PPV!

It’ll feature Adam Copeland testing his grit against New Japan’s Minoru Suzuki, while potential World title contenders Swerve Strickland and Hangman Page make their case for as shot at Samoa Joe when they face Jeff Hardy and Penta El Zero Miedo!

We’ll also see Women’s champion Toni Storm in a face-to-face interview with her rival Deonna Purrazzo, an AEW Trios title defense by The Acclaimed & Daddy Ass against Mogul Embassy’s Brian Cage & Gates of Agony, Wardlow returning to the ring for a match against Trent Beretta ... and more!

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!


Soaring to the sun with blood upon their wings. Superstitious dust left twisting in the wind. Man still has one belief, but me? I’m just here to liveblog this pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens iwth the intro video.

Samoa Joe makes his entrance and gets on the mic.

He greets Savannah and talks about the new championship endeavor we’re embarking on, and from tonight opportunities must be earned in battle, and that opportunity is to have the worst night of your life, just like HOOK got last week.

Enter HOOK.

He says last week, Joe won and he lost, and he shakes Samoa’s hand and pulls him in close and says he doesn’t know when or where, but he will see him again. Joe says he bets he will but for now HOOK should go to the back of the line and he calls security to send him there!

HOOK takes it to three security guards, Tazplex on one and Redrum on another! Two more hit the ring and finally the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil waves it off and leaves.

Commentary hypes tonight’s show up and Joe joins them.

“Hangman” Adam Page vs. Penta el Zero M

Handshake, Penta pulls him in, Cero Miedo, Page shoves him, collar and elbow, into the ropes and a clean break from Hanger. Off the ropes, Zero cuts him off with a superkick, Adam returns the favor with a big boot but Penta hits a pair of Sling Blades! Fallaway slam from Page, kip-up, off the ropes, running shooting star press... NOPE!

Hangman stares Joe down, wading in with chops, into the corner, Penta back roll into a tijeras, slingshot leg drop off the bottom rope gets two! Jockeying for position, Deadeye blocked, trading lariats, trading kicks, stereo lariats and both men go down and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Page with a brainbuster, again taking a moment to look at Samoa Joe, corner lariats, Penta with a fireman’s carry Jackhammer... STILL NO! Hangman blocks the Ode to Jim Breaks and hits a Liger Bomb... SO CLOSE! Trading elbows for chops on the apron, Zero has him, Fear Factor blocked, Deadeye blocked, boot in the ropes, Buckshot denied, Here It Is Driver... NOT ENOUGH!

Page has him...

“Hangman” Adam Page wins by pinfall with Buckshot.

Backstage, Renee Paquette interviews Orange Cassidy.

He says okay, he’ll wrestle Roderick Strong at Revolution on March 3, that’s like six weeks away. If he wants to wait that long, fine, but he’s gonna keep wrestling and he asked Tony to get some of his friends and enemies and frenemies and put them together in a #1 contender’s match on Rampage.

He says he has to go because Trent’s about to wrestle Wardlow and Wardlow is very big, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, the Young Bucks are interviewed.

Nicholas demands respect by being called their passport names, and Matthew says backstage morale is through the freakin’ roof, they fixed the catering problem, and they’re here to make sure the show runs smoothly.

Top Flight roll up and they give them crap for dressing poorly and not carrying their credentials, and threaten a fine next time and act like they killed it.

Trent Beretta vs. Wardlow

Adam Cole sits on the ramp to watch the match. Wardlow blasts Beretta with a lariat, uppercuts in the corner, slamming him, trying to draw Trent up for the powerbomb but he goes limp! Small package counters, cover for two! Mr. Mayhem blocks a boot but Beretta walks in with forearms and low-bridges him to the floor!

Wrecking ball dropkicks, a plancha but Wardlow cuts him out of mid-air with a forearm! He throws him into the barricade and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Beretta has some hope, diving crossbody... CAUGHT AND COUNTERED INTO A POWERSLAM! Wardlow puts him into the turnbuckles and hauls him up for an elevated powerbomb...

Wardlow wins by pinfall with a Last Ride.

Post-match, the Undisputed Kingdom call Wardlow off as Orange Cassidy, Chuck Taylor, and Rocky Romero check on Trent.

We get a video package for Adam Copeland vs. Minoru Suzuki.

Renee Paquette hosts a sitdown between Deonna Purrazzo and Toni Storm on the stage.

Storm, somehow still in black-and-white, speaks first because she has a massage booked. She says it’s ridiculous that Purrazzo would be bodyshamed when there’s so much else about her to be ashamed of, and gives her crap for using their past friendship to try and get a title shot.

She makes it clear that if Purrazzo gets in the ring she’ll twist her lips so hard she’ll never eat another donut. Deonna says she she didn’t come here to make friends, she came here to win the world title. She talks about how the old Toni Storm that was the best in the world is the one she wants to fight, so she begs her to dig deep and find that version of herself, and if she needs any further reminder, look at her ankle, because she’s sure it looks like hers.

The camera shows us their match tattoos and Deonna says Toni doesn’t have her fooled. Storm says she can take her tattoo and shove it down her bumhole, and Deonna attacks and tries to grab Venus de Milo but Mariah May makes the save! Luther eats a wayward boot but the heels scramble away!

Purrazzo grabs the title and holds it high and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Jon Moxley talks about Blackpool Combat Club and says they win a lot but don’t pat each other on the back because there’s always a bigger threat, a bigger challenge, and that’s what it takes to be the best.

Party’s over, and in 2024 he’ll maim anyone who can’t get with the program, and he’ll cut his arm out and leave it in the ring if that’s what it takes, and he’ll do it every single time.

Taya Valkyrie and Johnny TV cut a promo in hideous yellow fur coats and Taya tells Deonna Purrazzo she can’t cut in line, so she challenges her to a match next week.

Jeff Hardy vs. Shane “Swerve” Strickland

Swerve looking to end it early, Hardy kicks out of each pinning predicament, schoolboy of his own and a hand on the trunks but Strickland kicks out! Sidestep a Stinger Splash, backbreaker connects, Ode to Jim Breaks denied when Matt Hardy runs interference!

To the floor, hanging neckbreaker off the apron and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Strickland mounted punches in the corner, Jeff knocks him down... WHISPER IN THE WIND AND BOTH MEN ARE DOWN! Hardy fired up, he lays Swerve out again, Swanton Bomb... NOBODY HOME! House Call, cover... NOPE! Shane feeling himself, trying for a Twist of Fate, reversed to a backslide!

Small package, he can’t keep Strickland down! Jawbreakers from Brother Nero, reverse STO from Swerve, vertical suplex, he goes up top...

Shane Strickland wins by pinfall with the Swerve Stomp.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Renee Paquette interviews “Hangman” Adam Page.

Before he can say anything, Shane Strickland rolls up to crow about beating Jeff Hardy and being undefeated in 2024. Hangman tells him somebody will knock him down the rankings before he can even gets a title match, and Renee tells them they get to pick each other’s matches next week.

Red Velvet vs. Thunder Rosa

Feeling out, Velvet takes her to the floor and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Velvet with a dropkick into a bridging northern lights suplex for two! Rosa rolling through, shotgun dropkick, underhooks...

Thunder Rosa wins by pinfall with the Tijuana Bomb.

Commentary hypes this week’s shows up.

Tony Schiavone is in the ring and introduces Darby Allin and Sting.

Darby talks about how everyone asks him what it’s like to team with Sting, and also that he should slow down so he doesn’t retire before him. He talks about seeing Sting’s retirement in 2015 and wondering what it would be like if it was him, and when Sting came to AEW, he flew to Sting’s house where he had a ring in his garage and they rolled around and Allin quickly came to the conclusion that he’s still got it.

We see Matthew and Nicholas Jackson watching backstage and Darby says he told Sting he had to end his career on his own terms and now they’re 27-0 and that makes them #1 contenders for the tag titles. He looks Sting in his eyes and tells him he’s still got it and asks if Sting wants to end his career as tag champions.

The Icon gets on the mic and says he’s all in, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, “Big” Bill Morrissey and “Absolute” Ricky Starks respond and accept the challenge. Starks says it’s fitting that Sting’s comeback started against him and a partner of his and now it ends against him and his best partner, and he might as well lay down right now.

Mogul Embassy (Bishop Kaun, Brian Cage, & Toa Liona) vs. the Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens, Daddy Ass, & “Platinum” Max Caster) (c) (AEW World Trios Championship)

Bowens and Cage to start, Mogul Embassy cut him off and work him over with quick tags, and soon enough we go to break.

Back from commercial, Bowens with an elbow on Liona to try and break free but he gets cut off! Back body drop on Kaun, tag to Billy Gunn! Running hot, Max Caster in, Bishop distracts, Prince Nana slides a chair in, Kaun picks the chair up... JAY WHITE TAKES IT FROM HIM! ASS BOYS POWERBOMB NANA THROUGH THE TIMEKEEPER’S TABLE! BANG BANG SCISSOR GANG!

Acclaimed off the top...

The Acclaimed win by pinfall with a lateral press from Daddy Ass on Bishop Kaun, retaining the AEW World Trios Championship.

A video package for Serena Deeb’s comeback match follows.

Adam Copeland vs. Minoru Suzuki

Circling, trading elbows with abandon, Suzuki yells in his face and they keep throwing! Finally Copeland crumbles to his knees, but gets back up for a chop! Minoru returns the favor, running chop, another forearm and Adam goes down again! Gotch piledriver blocked, back body drop counters!

Cross armbar in the ropes blocked with a heavy barrage of forearms, Copeland off the ropes with a big boot! Off the ropes again, Suzuki with a knee to cut him off, guillotine choke applied and he pulls Adam to the floor! Minoru locking the hold in but Copeland rams him through the barricade!

Both men crawling back towards the ring, trading elbows while referee Bryce Remsburg counts... THEY BOTH GET BACK IN AT NINE! Trading forearms on their knees and to their feet, they both collapse to their feet at the same moment! Armbar attempt, Copeland reverses it into the Impaler!


Throwing Minoru into an exposed turnbuckle, Killswitch connects... IT’S OVER!

Adam Copeland wins by pinfall with Killswitch.

Post-match, Copeland gets on the mic and says he’s never been hit that hard in his life and offers Suzuki respect and a handshake. Minoru stands up and growls in his face and walks off.

Adam shrugs it off like he’d be disappointed if Suzuki had shook his hand. He says Christian Cage doesn’t know what kind of war that match was like, and he’s still coming for him.

That’s the show, folks.

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