2/24/21 AEW Dynamite Recap
The opening credits roll. Excalibur, Jim Ross, and Tony Schiavone are on commentary from Jacksonville, Florida.
Match #1 – Singles Match: Jon Moxley vs. Ryan Nemeth
Moxley shoves Nemeth off the ropes and then slaps him across the face. Moxley delivers a series of cross-face shots, but Nemeth comes back with a few throat punches and knees. Nemeth comes off the ropes, but Moxley drops him with a back suplex. Nemeth comes back with a knee strike and spears Moxley in the corner. Moxley comes back with a corner clothesline, but Nemeth delivers a dropkick. Moxley comes back with a front choke and drops Nemeth with the Paradigm Shift for the pin fall.
Winner: Jon Moxley
-After the match, MOxley gets a chair and sits in the ring. He says from the moment he woke up after the AEW World Championship, he would do whatever it takes to get it back. He says it turns out, that is exactly what he is going to have to do in the Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch. He asks how the images from those matches make you feel, but he says he is an addict who is addicted to being in the ring and leaving his body and soul in the ring every night. He says the idea of the Deathmatch is too attractive and it pulls him in, even if it is a trap laid by Kenny Omega and his boys. Moxley says win, lose, or draw, everyone in the building and watching at home, and everyone who has stuck with him will know that he gave everything he had, and if it comes to an end it seems like a hell of a way to go out. A video package airing the highlights of the feud between Moxley and Omega then airs.
Lance Archer and Rey Fenix talk about their match against each other tonight. The winner advances to the Face of the Revolution Ladder Match at Revolution. Archer says the reason they were a great tag team is because of him and he is going to kick Fenix’s ass. Fenix cuts a promo in Spanish, and Archer is told that Fenix called him the worst partner he’s ever had. They start brawling backstage as the segment ends.
Footage of Sting being attacked and powerbombed by Brian Cage on last week’s episode is shown. Sting wants payback later tonight.
Footage of The Inner Circle attacking The Young Bucks on last week’s show is shown. The Bucks are shown arriving to the arena earlier today with their parents.
Match #2 – Tag Team Match: Team Taz (Brian Cage and Ricky Starks) (w/Taz) vs. Varsity Blonds (Brian Pillman Jr. and Griff Garrison)
Starks and Pillman start the match. Pillman delivers a quick shot to the midsection and Garrison tags in. Garrison wrenches Starks’ arm and tags Pillman. Pillman kicks Starks in the midsection, but Starks back him into the ropes. Pillman trips Starks and sends him to the floor. Pillman delivers a dropkick through the ropes and rolls Starks back into the ring. Pillman goes for the cover, but Starks kicks out. Pillman chops Starks in the corner, but Starks sends him to the apron. Pillman goes for a springboard, but Starks knocks him to the floor. Cage powerbombs Pillman into the ring post and tosses him back into the ring as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Starks and Pillman are in the ring. Starks takes Pillman to the corner and delivers a back elbow. Starks delivers a dropkick and goes for the cover, but Pillman kicks out. Cage tags in and delivers an uppercut to Pillman. Cage backs Pillman into the corner and tags in Starks. Starks delivers a shot to Pillman and knocks Garrison off the apron. Starks goes for a shot to Pillman, but he dodges and tags in Garrison. Garrison takes Cage to the floor and delivers a forearm to Starks. Garrison drops Cage with a dive and slams Starks to the mat. Garrison goes for the cover, but Starks kicks out. Cage is dropped with a clothesline and Pillman delivers a dropkick to Starks as Garrison powerbombs him. Garrison goes for the cover, but Starks kicks out. Cage tags back in as Starks takes Pillman out. Cage drops Garrison with the Drillclaw and gets the pin fall.
Winners: Team Taz
-After the match, a video plays on the screen. The video shows Darby Allin emerging from a body bag and smiling. Sting walks out the tunnel dragging a body bag, and Hook is revealed to be inside it. Allin ziplines to the ring and nails Starks and Cage with his skateboard. Sting gets into the ring and stomps on Cage as Allin sends Starks to the floor. Allin takes Starks out with a dive as Sting beats Cage into the corner. Sting hits the Stinger Splash and then drops Cage with the Scorpion Death Drop. Sting and Allin stand tall over Cage as Taz and Hook look on from the stage.
Tony Schiavone interviews Miro, Kip Sabian, and Penelope Ford. Miro says he is going to beat Orange Cassidy down, but he likes Charles Taylor. He tells Taylor he can come back to him and he will always have him under his ring. Schiavone hands Miro a note that asked if he and Sabian will wrestle “us” at Revolution. Miro says it is childish and says Taylor is not a child. Miro says he can teach Taylor how to be a man and be happy from now on.
Match #3 – Singles Match: Brandon Cutler vs. Jake Hager
Cutler delivers a shot and then takes Hager to the corner. Cutler delivers more shots, but Hager gets free. Hager sends Cutler off the ropes and drops him with a wheelbarrow German suplex. Hager hits another suplex and delivers body shots in the corner. Hager kicks Cutler in the face and delivers the Hager Bomb in the corner. Hager puts his boot in Cutler’s face and sends him off the ropes. Cutler comes back with a few kicks and low-bridges Hager to the floor. Cutler delivers a series of dives to take Hager to the floor. Cutler rolls Hager back into the ring and comes off the ropes, but Hager catches him and slams him to the mat. Hager drops Cutler with a running clothesline and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Jake Hager
-After the match, Santana, Ortiz, and Wardlow come to the ring and attack Cutler. The Young Bucks rush the ring and lay Santana and Ortiz out with superkicks. Wardlow leaves the ring and Hager dodges the superkicks. Matt Jackson gets a mic and calls out Chris Jericho and MJF. Jericho and MJF’s music hit, but they appear on the screen. Jericho asks why they would waste their time coming to the ring when they are going to beat their asses in a few weeks anyway. Jericho and MJF reveal that they have attacked The Bucks’ dad backstage and busted him open. Jericho slams Papa Buck into the back of the semi-truck trailer, and then MJF does the same. They leave Papa Buck lying as The Bucks rush backstage. Matt chases after Jericho and MJF’s SUV as they pull out of the parking lot.
Back from the commercial, Papa Buck is being loaded into the ambulance. The Good Brothers and Nick Jackson get in the ambulance with him as Matt looks on.
A video package airs for next week’s Mixed Tag Team Match featuring Cody Rhodes and Red Velvet taking on Shaquille O’Neal and Jade Cargill. Next week’s episode will be called Dynamite: The Crossroads.
Match #4 – Singles Match: Adam Page vs. Isiah Kassidy (w/Matt Hardy)
Kassidy attacks Page before the bell, but Page turns it around and stomps Kassidy in the corner. Page tosses Kassidy across the ring and Kassidy rolls to the floor. Page goes after him, but Kassidy rolls back into the ring and stomps Page as he re-enters. Kassidy sends Page to the corner, but Page comes back with a clothesline. Page takes Kassidy to the floor and drops him with another shot. Page looks at Hardy and slams Kassidy into the barricade. Page clotheslines Kassidy over the barricade and gets him back into the ring. The Hybrid2 come to the ring to distract the referee as Hardy pulls Page to the floor. Alex Reynolds and John Silver come to ringside and tell Ref Aubrey what happened, and she ejects Hardy from ringside. Kassidy stomps Page in the corner and keeps him grounded as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Kassidy has an arm-hold, but Page shoves him away. Kassidy delivers a shot to Page on the apron, but Page pulls Kassidy into the ropes. Page knocks Kassidy to the mat and goes for the Buckshot, but Kassidy counters with an elbow strike. Kassidy comes off the ropes, but Page drops him with a rolling elbow. Page goes for the cover, but Kassidy kicks out. Kassidy comes back with an enzuigiri, but Page comes back with a shot of his own. Page clotheslines Kassidy in the corner, but Kassidy kicks Page in the knee. Page comes back with a Brain Buster and goes for the cover, but Kassidy kicks out. Kassidy kicks Page in the face and delivers another enzuigiri. Kassidy delivers a reverse-rana and goes for the cover, but Page kicks out. Kassidy applies a submission, but Page gets free. Page comes off the ropes, but Kassidy drapes his arm over the top rope. Kassidy comes off the ropes, but Page catches him and delivers the Deadeye and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Adam Page
-After the match, Hardy comes over the loud speakers. Hardy says Page chose the Dark Order over him, and now Hardy is going to hurt every member of the Dark Order. Hardy tosses Alan “5” Angels out of the tunnel, and then throws him through a table at ringside.
Alex Marvez tries to interview Kenny Omega, but Don Callis stops him and says they are working on the Moxley Extermination Chamber. Omega says he is going to get to be the one to say he ended Moxley and goes back to work on the chamber.
Match #5 – #1 Contender’s (AEW Women’s World Championship) Eliminator Tournament – United States Bracket Semifinal Match: Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. (w/Reba) vs. Nyla Rose
They lock up and Baker applies a headlock. Rose comes back and drops Baker with a clothesline, and then slams her to the mat a few times. Baker leaves the ring and starks tosses things around and shoving things over. Baker gets back in the ring and delivers a shot to Rose. Baker comes off the ropes, but Rose drops her with a Samoan Drop. Rose stomps on Baker and puts her boot in her face in the corner. Rose goes for the cannonball senton, but Reba pulls Baker away. Baker delivers a kick and goes up top, but Rose grabs her and slams her to the mat. Baker rolls to the floor and Rose follows, but Baker pulls Rose into the ring post. Baker wraps Rose’s arm around the barricade and kicks the barricade. Baker rolls back into the ring as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Rose has Baker on the ropes. Rose delivers a superplex and goes for another suplex, but Baker counters and suplexes Rose into the ropes. Baker delivers a few shots, but Rose comes back with a few of her own. Rose delivers a clothesline and drags Baker to the corner. Baker goes to the ropes, but Reba gets on the apron. Rose choke slams Reba on the apron and kicks Baker in the midsection. Rose drops Baker with a neck-breaker and goes for the cover, but Baker kicks out. Rose goes for the Beast Bomb, but Baker gets free and kicks Rose in the face. Baker gets the glove for the Lockjaw, but Rose grabs her and delivers a choke slam. Rose shoves Reba into the corner and connects with the cannonball senton. Baker shoves Rose into an exposed turnbuckle and drops her with a leg-sweep. Baker goes for the Lockjaw, but Rose counters with a power slam. Rose goes for the cover, but Baker kicks out. Rose grabs the turnbuckle pad, but the referee takes it away. Baker rolls Rose up, but she kicks out. Baker delivers a few superkicks and drops her with a Crucifix Bomb, but Rose kicks out.
Baker goes for the Lockjaw again, but Rose counters with elbow strikes. Rose delivers a right hand and delivers the Beast Bomb. Rose goes for the cover, but Baker kicks out. Baker comes back with a superkick and goes for another, but Rose dodges it and delivers the Beast Bomb for the pin fall.
Winner: Nyla Rose
The video package for the feud between FTR and Jurassic Express airs. FTR and Tully Blanchard will take on Jurassic Express in a Six-Man Tag Team Match on next week’s Dynamite: The Crossroads.
Announced for the AEW Women’s World Championship Eliminator Tournament Special on February 28th:
Six-Woman Tag Team Match: Emi Sakura, Maki Itoh, and Veny vs. Hikaru Shida, Mei Suruga, and Rin Kadokura
United States Bracket Semifinal: Riho vs. Thunder Rosa; winner faces Nyla Rose
Japan Bracket Final: Ryo Mizunami vs. Yuka Sakazaki
Announced for Dynamite: The Crossroads on March 3rd:
10-Man Tag Team Match: Dark Order vs. Matt Hardy, Private Party, & The Hybrid2
Six-Man Tag Team Match: FTR and Tully Blanchard vs. Jurassic Express
Mixed Tag Team Match: Cody Rhodes and Red Velvet vs. Shaquille O’Neal and Jade Cargill
Face of the Revolution Qualifying Match: Preston “10” Vance vs. Max Caster
Women’s Eliminator Tournament Final
Chris Jericho and MJF will hold a press conference
Paul Wight will appear
Newly announced for Revolution on March 7th:
Casino Tag Team Battle Royale with the winners earning an AEW World Tag Team Championship Match
Chuck Taylor and Orange Cassidy vs. Kip Sabian and Miro
Announced for March 15th:
Paul Wight and Tony Schiavone will be the broadcast team for AEW Dark: Elevation
Match #6 – Face of the Revolution Qualifying Match: Lance Archer (w/Jake Roberts) vs. Rey Fenix
Archer and Fenix exchange shots and Fenix drops Archer with a hurricanrana. Fenix goes for a springboard back elbow, but Archer slams him to the mat. Fenix comes back and sends Archer to the floor, and then takes him out with a dive into the barricade. Fenix takes Archer down with a few more dives, including one over the back of Roberts. Fenix slaps Archer across the chest a few times, but Archer comes back with chops of his own as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Archer and Fenix are back in the ring. They exchange shots and Archer goes for a chokeslam. Fenix gets free, but Archer drops him with a clothesline to the floor. Archer slams Fenix into the barricade and continues to deliver shots. Archer puts Fenix against the barricade and delivers a senton. Back in the ring, Archer tosses Fenix into the corner. Fenix comes back with shots to the back and kicks Archer in the midsection. Fenix connects with double stomps from the top and tries to pick Archer up, but Archer counters with a release German suplex. Archer holds onto Fenix and comes off the ropes with the moonsault and goes for the cover, but Fenix kicks out. Arhcer puts Fenix in the ropes and clubs him across the chest. Fenix fights back with chops, but Archer smashes him in the corner. Fenix comes back with a step-up enzuigiri and clubs Archer across the back. Fenix kicks Archer in the head and goes for the cover, but Archer kicks out. Archer comes back and tosses Fenix across the ring. Archer goes for the cover, but Fenix kicks out. They go up top, and Fenix takes Archer down with a Spanish Fly. Fenix goes for the cover, but Archer kicks out.
Fenix delivers a few chops, but Archer comes off the ropes with the Pounce. Archer delivers a Buckle Bomb and then a choke slam. Archer goes for the cover, but Fenix kicks out. Archer puts Fenix up top and hits the Blackout for the pin fall.
Winner: Lance Archer
-After the match, Archer sets Fenix up and they share a fist bump as the show comes to a close.