9/1/21 AEW Dynamite Recap
The opening credits roll. Excalibur, Jim Ross, and Tony Schiavone are on commentary from Hoffman Estates, Illinois for the 100th episode of Dynamite.
Match #1 – Tag Team Match: FTR (Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood) (w/Tully Blanchard) vs. Santana and Ortiz
Santana and Harwood start the match. Harwood takes Santana to the mat, but neither man gains the advantage and they stand at a stalemate. Harwood gives Wheeler and hug and locks up with Santana. Again, neither man gets the advantage. They exchange chops and Santana applies a side headlock. Harwood sends him off the ropes, but Santana drops him with a shoulder tackle. Both men go for hip tosses, but counter and their partners get in the ring. All four men brawl, and Santana and Ortiz send FTR to the floor. Santana and Ortiz take out FTR with dives, and then Ortiz dropkicks them into the barricade. Santana uses Ortiz’s back a springboard and flips onto FTR against the barricade. Santana gets Harwood in the ring and tags in Ortiz. Ortiz drops Harwood to the mat, but Harwood comes back with a scoop slam. Wheeler tags in, but Ortiz knocks him down on the apron. Ortiz drops Harwood with a clothesline, but Wheeler sends him shoulder-first into the ring post a few times. Wheeler wraps Ortiz’s arm around the turnbuckle post and then drops him to the mat. Wheeler goes for the cover, but Ortiz kicks out.
Harwood tags in and keeps Ortiz grounded. Harwood stomps on Ortiz’s arm and applies an overhead hammer-lock. Wheeler rips a turnbuckle pad off as Harwood sends Ortiz to his corner. Harwood wraps Ortiz’s arm around the exposed turnbuckle, but Ortiz comes back with a right hand and a leg lariat. Wheeler tags in, but Ortiz delivers a shot to his injured arm and drops him with a clothesline. Harwood and Santana tag in, and Santana drops FTR with back elbows and clotheslines. Santana uses Harwood to drop Wheeler with a DDT, and then delivers the Three Amigos to Harwood. Santana goes up top and hits the frog splash. Santana goes for the cover, but Harwood kicks out. Ortiz tags in, and he and Santana drop Harwood with a double back-suplex. Ortiz drops Harwood with an assisted cutter and goes for the cover, but Wheeler breaks it up. Wheeler drops Santana on the outside and Ortiz rolls Harwood up. Harwood kicks Ortiz into the ropes and Wheeler delivers an elbow strike. Harwood drops Ortiz with a Brain Buster and goes for the cover, but Ortiz kicks out.
Wheeler tags in and FTR go for a double suplex, but Santana spears Harwood. Ortiz rolls Wheeler up, but Wheeler kicks out. Santana tags in and he and Ortiz drop Wheeler with a double flapjack. Santana goes for the cover, but Wheeler kicks out. Ortiz tags back in and Santana goes up top, but Harwood shoves him to the floor. Wheeler drops Ortiz with a Gory Bomb and goes for the cover, but Ortiz kicks out. Harwood tags in and places Ortiz up top. Wheeler tags back in and goes to the corner. Harwood suplexes Ortiz to the mat and Wheeler springboards off of Santana’s back. Ortiz moves, but FTR come back and drop Ortiz with the Big Rig. Wheeler goes for the cover, but Santana dives from the top and sends Harwood into the pile. Ortiz sends Wheeler to the corner and Santana tags in. Santana drops Wheeler with a cutter, Ortiz follows with the Lung Blower, and Santana delivers a thrust kick. Santana and Ortiz deliver a double flapjack and Santana gets the pin fall.
Winners: Santana and Ortiz
2point0 and Daniel Garcia cut a promo. Matt Lee says Darby Allin has CM Punk on his mind, but he better not look past Garcia. Jeff Parker says everyone is excited for Allin vs. Punk, but Garcia is going to be the guy to take that match away. Garcia says he will break Allin and make sure he doesn’t make it to All Out.
CM Punk makes his way to the ring. Punk says he knows this won’t last forever, so he is going to enjoy it while it lasts. He says this could be it for him on Sunday. He says he hasn’t wrestled in seven years, and he’s nervous and maybe even scared. Punk says he is going to make a promise that every time he laces his boots and walks down the aisle, but before he can finish, he is interrupted by an attack from Daniel Garcia and 2point0. They beat down Punk, but Darby Allin and Sting come to the ring. They starting brawling on the floor and then get into the ring. All six men brawl, and Allin, Punk, and Sting get the upper hand. Allin his the Coffin Drop on Garcia, Sting drops Lee with the Scorpion Death Drop, and Punk delivers the GTS to Parker. Allin and Punk get face-to-face and Sting gets a microphone. Before he can talk, Punk tosses Parker out of the ring. Sting says he always wanted to share a ring with Punk, and says he respects him. Sting says their paths never crossed until now. Sting says it felt good to see the GTS and a Coffin Drop right before his eyes, and it felt good to deliver a Scorpion Death Drop. Sting says none of them want anything to get in the way of the match this Sunday, and that includes him. Sting says Allin and Punk are both ready and says it will be showtime when Allin and Punk collide at All Out. Sting gives Allin a fist bump and leaves the ring, and then Allin and Punk get face-to-face again. Allin leaves the ring as they continue to stare each other down.
A video package for the feud between Kenny Omega and Christian Cage airs.
Tony Schiavone sits down with MJF. Schiavone calls MJF one of the must disgusting individuals he knows and says this is uncomfortable for him. MJF says Chris Jericho has consistently evolved for four decades to stay on top, and will be etched into the Mount Rushmore of professional wrestling. MJF says by the time his career is done, he will be taking Jericho’s place. MJF compares to Jericho sticking around too long to Muhammad Ali doing the same. MJF calls Jericho an addict and says he needs and craves the spotlight. MJF says he has taken the spotlight from Jericho three times, and Jericho is doing whatever it takes to get it back, including putting his career on the line. MJF says he is going to have the privilege of ending Jericho’s career at All Out.
Match #2 – Singles Match: Jack Evans vs. Orange Cassidy
Matt Hardy attacks Cassidy before the match and is ejected by Bryce Remsberg. The bell rings, and Evans delivers a spin kick to Cassidy’s head. Evans delivers shots on the mat, and then delivers a leg lariat after sending Cassidy off the ropes. Evans delivers a snap suplex and delivers right hands to Cassidy. Evans kicks Cassidy in the chest and sends him to the corner. Evans charges, but Cassidy sends him to the floor. Evans comes back in, but Cassidy drops him with a spinning DDT. Cassidy goes for the cover, but Evans kicks out. Cassidy goes for the Orange Punch, but Evans rolls to the floor. Cassidy takes Evans out with a dive and gets him back into the ring. Cassidy drops Evans with a cross-body and follows with a Michinoku Driver. Cassidy goes for the cover, but Evans kicks out. Cassidy delivers his devastating kicks to Evans’ back and they exchange standing switches. Cassidy delivers a shot to Evans in the corner and goes up top, but Evans cuts him off. Evans goes for a suplex, but Cassidy delivers body shots as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, and Cassidy won the match during the commercial with a roll-up.
Winner: Orange Cassidy
-After the match, Hardy runs back to the ring and attacks Cassidy from behind. Hardy delivers right hands, but Chuck Taylor and Wheeler Yuta run in for the same. The rest of the Hardy Family Office come to the ring and beat down Cassidy, Taylor, and Yuta. They send Wheeler and Yuta to the floor and surround Cassidy, but Jurassic Express rush the ring and make the save.
A video package for the feud between Miro and Eddie Kingston airs.
A video package for the match between Jon Moxley and Satoshi Kojima at All Out airs.
Jim Ross is in the ring, and he introduces Chris Jericho. Jericho says his main event journey began 22 years ago in Chicago, and he was recruited for that journey by Jim Ross, and that’s why he wanted Ross to do this. Ross asks him why he put the stipulation on his match with MJF at All Out. Jericho calls MJF a piece of shit, but says he is a diabolical and calculated, but so is he. Jericho says the only thing MJF has over Jericho is three victories. He says the dates are burned into his mind, and that is why he has to put it all on the line on Sunday. Jericho says when AEW started three years ago, there was no guarantee they were going to succeed, but here they are on the 100th episode of Dynamite as the hottest wrestling company in the world. Jericho says he can wrestle a lot more matches and win more championships, but he couldn’t live with looking in the mirror knowing he couldn’t beat MJF. He says he doesn’t want this to be the end, and his wants more. Jericho says if something goes wrong on Sunday and his journey ends, then so be it. He says he will walk to the commentary desk and do his best fulltime there. Jericho says MJF will have to be the best he’s ever been to end his career on Sunday. Jericho says it’s no going to happen, because MJF doesn’t have what it takes to get it done again.
A video package for the match between CM Punk and Darby Allin airs.
Taz has joined the commentary booth for the next match.
Match #3 – Brian Cage vs. Powerhouse Hobbs (w/Hook)
Cage attacks Hobbs on the entrance ramp and beats him down to ringside. Cage slams Hobbs into the barricade and delivers right hands. Cage gets Hobbs into the ring and the bell rings. Hobbs goes back to the floor and Hook distracts Cage. Hobbs drops an elbow on Cage as Cage gets back into the ring. Hobbs delivers more shots, but Cage comes back. Cage tries to pick Hobbs up, but Hobbs shoves him off the ropes and drops him with a clothesline as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Hobbs is in control and backs Cage into the corner. Hobbs goes for a power bomb, but Cage gets free. Cage drops Hobbs with a Flatliner, and follows with a few kicks as Hobbs gets to his feet. Cage drops Hobbs with an exploder suplex and backs him into the corner. Cage delivers an enzuigiri and drops Hobbs to the mat. Cage goes for the cover, but Hobbs kicks out. Cage goes for the Drill Claw, but Hobbs gets free. Hobbs goes for the Stampede, but Cage rolls through. Hobbs comes back with a spine-buster and goes for the cover, but Cage kicks out. Cage comes back with a knee strike, and follows with a Deep Sea Driver. Hobbs goes to the apron, and then Cage suplexes him back into the ring. Cage goes for the Drill Claw, but Hook gets on the apron. Hobbs shoves Cage into the ropes, and Ricky Starks hits Cage in the face with the FTW title belt. Hobbs slams Cage to the mat with Town Business and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Powerhouse Hobbs
Malakai Black talks about Lee Johnson. Black says he dictates when they fight, not Johnson. Black says he has given Johnson seven days to atone, but Johnson will not be as lucky as Cody Rhodes and Arn Anderson. Black says Johnson will be sent to Hades, and he will pay the boatman’s toll.
QT Marshall is in the ring when members of The Factory. He calls out Paul Wight, who comes to the ring. Marshall’s students back Wight into the corner, but he overpowers them off. He shoves them all away and drops some of them with right hands, and then drops one with a Chokeslam. Aaron Solow comes off the top rope, but Wight swats him to the mat. The Gunn Club rushes the ring to help Wight as Marshall grabs a chair. Billy Gunn sends Marshall back to the floor and gets the chair. Marshall backs up the ramp, but Billy hits Wight in the surgically-repaired hip with the chair. Billy delivers a shot to Wight’s head with the chair, and then leaves the ring with Austin and Colten. The Factory students get back into the ring and pick Wight up, and Marshall drops him with a Diamond Cutter.
Tony Schiavone is backstage with Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D., Rebel, and Jamie Hayter. Baker announces Hayter and Rebel will be in the Women’s Casino Battle Royale, and then says she has signed a huge contract extension, and says Rebel and Hayter will take on Kris Statlander in a Handicap Match this Friday on Rampage.
Match #4 – Singles Match: Penelope Ford (w/The Bunny) vs. Tay Conti
Conti dives onto Ford and Bunny on the floor, and then tosses Ford back into the ring. The bell rings and Conti drops Ford with Judo throws. Conti delivers knee strikes and slaps Ford across the chest. Conti delivers a back-breaker and goes for the cover, but Ford kicks out. Conti delivers a face-buster over her knee, and follows with a thrust kick. Conti goes for the cover, but Ford kicks out. Ford comes back and sends Conti to the corner and charges, but Conti counters with a kick to the face. Ford comes back and slams Conti to the mat and goes for the cover, but Conti kicks out as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Ford sends Conti into the corner. Ford goes for the springboard back elbow, but Conti dodges it. Conti goes for a kick to the face, but Ford dodges this time. Conti keeps control and delivers a shot to Ford. Conti delivers a cross-body and follows with a spinning slam. Conti goes for the cover, but Ford kicks out. Ford comes back and takes Conti to the mat. Ford applies the Muta Lock, but Contin gets free and applies a Calf Slicer. Ford makes it to the ropes, but Conti sends her to the corner and delivers a few pump kicks. Conti goes for the DD-Tay, but Ford counters out and delivers a gut-buster. Ford goes for the cover, but Conti kicks out. Conti comes back, but Bunny gets on the apron and distracts her. Ford charges, but Conti moves and shoves Ford into Bunny, and they butt heads. Conti rolls Ford up and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Tay Conti
-After the match, Ford and Bunny attack Conti. Dark Order’s music hits, and Anna Jay makes her return and makes the save. Ford and Bunny leave the ring as Jay and Conti share a hug. Excalibur announces that Jay is entered into the Women’s Casino Battle Royale.
Alex Marvez interviews Thunder Rosa backstage. Before she can talk, Nyla Rose and Jade Cargill interrupt. She starts brawling with them, but they overpower her and beat her down. Rose and Cargill get face-to-face, but Smart Mark Sterling gets in between them.
Announced for Rampage:
-CM Punk will appear
-Darby Allin vs. Daniel Garcia
-Malakai Black vs. Lee Johnson
-Jaime Hayter and Rebel vs. Kris Statlander
Newly announced for All Out:
-Chuck Taylor, Orange Cassidy, Wheeler Yuta, and Jurassic Express vs. The Hardy Family Office
A video package for the feud between Chris Jericho and MJF airs.
Match #5 – Eight-Man Tag Team Match: Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus) and Lucha Brothers (Penta El Zero Miedo and Rey Fenix) (w/Alex Abrahantes and Marko Stunt) vs. The Elite (The Good Brothers (Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson) and The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson)) (w/Brandon Cutler and Don Callis)
Gallows and Luchasaurus start the match and exchange shots. Luchasaurus drops Gallows with a vertical suplex, and Matt and Fenix tag in. Neither man gains control, and Penta and Nick tag in. Quadruple superkicks take place, and then The Good Brothers attack Lucha Brothers from behind. Matt tags back in and takes Penta down. Matt runs the ropes, but Jungle Boy trips him up as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Jungle Boy takes out his opponents and tags in Fenix. Fenix delivers kicks to Nick and Anderson, and drops Nick with a springboard arm-drag. Penta tags in and kicks Nick in the face. Fenix slams Nick to the mat and Penta comes off the ropes with a double stomp. Penta goes for the cover, but Matt breaks it up. Nick drops the Lucha Brothers to the mat and The Bucks and Lucha Brothers exchange superkicks. Everyone brawls now and Jungle Boy drops everyone on the outside with a dive from Luchasaurus’ back. After the chaos, Luchasaurus and Anderson are the legal men. Luchasaurus drops Anderson with a chokeslam and follows with a standing moonsault press. Luchasaurus goes for the cover, but Anderson kicks out. Fenix tags in, but Cutler sprays him in the eyes and the Good Brothers drop him with the Magic Killer. Anderson goes for the cover, but Fenix kicks out. Matt tags in, but Fenix drops The Bucks with a double cutter. Gallows gets involved, and The Bucks drop Fenix with the Meltzer Driver and Matt gets the pin fall.
Winners: The Elite
-After the match, Kenny Omega and Michael Nakazawa come to the ring. The Elite beats down the faces and get them out of the ring. The Good Brothers slam Luchasaurus through a table with a Magic Killer. Omega grabs Jungle Boy, but Christian Cage rushes the ring and drops Omega with a chair. The numbers advantage is too great, and Cage is beaten down. Omega says he had a great meeting with Tony Khan earlier, but tells Khan he needs to keep better care of his belongings. Omega tells Callis, who now has the keys to the cage control room, to lower the cage. The Elite continue the beat down of Cage and the Lucha Brothers, introducing kendo stick now. Frankie Kazarian, Dante Martin, Orange Cassidy, and others try to scale the wall of the cage, but they are kept out by Cutler spraying them in the face. Penta and Fenix are handcuffed to the ropes and laid out with superkicks. Everyone holds Cage up and Omega lays him out with the BTE Trigger. The show comes to a close with The Elite standing tall.