3/16/22 AEW Dynamite: St. Patrick’s Day Slam Recap
The opening credits roll. Excalibur, Jim Ross, and Tony Schiavone are on commentary from San Antonio, Texas.
Match #1 – Trios Tag Team Match: Adam Cole and reDRagon (Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly) vs. Adam Page, Jungle Boy, and Luchasaurus
Cole and Jungle Boy start the match, and after some back and forth Jungle Boy drops Cole with a hurricanrana. Cole comes back with a knee to the midsection and slams Jungle Boy in the corner. Fish tags in, but Jungle Boy applies a wrist-lock and tags in Luchasuaurs. Luchasaurus drops Fish with a shot, and then delivers a shot to Cole and a few to O’Reilly as well. Cole drags O’Reilly to the floor, but Luchasaurus comes to the apron. Fish trips Luchasaurus up and slams him into the ring post. Fish delivers a few forearm shots and rolls Luchasaurus back into the ring. Fish applies a rear chin-lock and O’Reilly tags in. O’Reilly delivers knee strikes and body shots in the corner, and then Cole tags in. Cole wraps Luchasaurus’ knee around the ropes and kicks him to the mat. Fish tags in and delivers body shots, and then O’Reilly tags in. O’Reilly works over Luchasaurus’ knee, and then delivers more kicks in the corner. Fish comes in, but Luchasaurus kicks him in the face, and then delivers shots to O’Reilly and Cole and tags in Page. Page knocks O’Reilly to the floor, and clotheslines Cole on the apron. Page drops Fish with a fall-away slam and dives onto Cole and O’Reilly.
Page dives onto Fish on the other side, and then onto Cole and O’Reilly again. Page gets Fish back into the ring and delivers a pop-up power bomb and goes for the cover, but Fish kicks out. Page sets up for the Buckshot Lariat, but Fish ducks to the floor. Jungle Boy tags in and dives over Page and onto Cole, Fish, and O’Reilly on the floor. Jungle Boy gets Fish in the ring and goes up top, but Cole and O’Reilly cut him off. Page and Luchasaurus save him, and then the three of them hit a triple moonsault on Cole, Fish, and O’Reilly. Jungle Boy goes for the cover, but Fish kicks out. Fish comes back with a few shots, and then Cole delivers a knee to Jungle Boy’s back and an enzuigiri. Fish delivers more shots and O’Reilly tags in. They double-team Jungle Boy in the corner and slam him to the mat. O’Reilly goes for the cover, but Jungle Boy kicks out as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Luchasaurus delivers right hands to Fish and O’Reilly, and then uppercuts O’Reilly in the corner. Luchasaurus delivers a German suplex, and follows with a kick to Cole. Luchasaurus choke slams O’Reilly, and then Fish on top of O’Reilly. Luchasaurus moonsaults onto them and goes for the cover, but they kick out. O’Reilly comes back with kicks, and then knocks Page and Jungle Boy to the floor. Luchasaurus delivers an uppercut, and then Cole and Jungle Boy get in the ring. Cole drops Jungle Boy, and then Page sends Fish to the floor. Cole applies a front choke to Page as O’Reilly has Luchasaurus in a knee bar. Page and Cole fall onto O’Reilly and Luchasaurus to break the hold. Cole and Page tag in and exchange shots. Page delivers a Dead Eye, and then everyone gets back into the ring and exchange shots. Page drops Cole with a clothesline and then Luchasaurus picks up O’Reilly and Page picks up Cole. Jungle Boy delivers a double Doomsday Device and Page goes for the cover on Cole, but Fish breaks it up. Fish tags in, but Page kicks him in the face. Jungle Boy tags in and delivers shots to Fish and a superkick to O’Reilly.
Cole made a blind tag as Fish and O’Reilly deliver the High-Low to Jungle Boy. Cole comes in and delivers the Boom and gets the pin fall.
Winners: Adam Cole and reDRagon
Tony Schiavone is backstage with Keith Lee and Team Taz. Lee will go one-on-one with Max Caster this Friday, and then Ricky Starks says it is Lee’s lucky day that his ass beating is saved for another day. Starks says since Lee decided to do things his way, he and Powerhouse Hobbs decided to beat his ass last Friday. Starks says if Lee shows up this Friday, they’ll do it again. Lee says the same thing will happen, like when he punched Starks in the face and left him lying. Lee tells them that he will see them Friday.
A vignette of Kris Statlander airs. In it, she is removing her alien makeup.
Match #2 – Tag Team Match: Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley (w/William Regal) vs. Chuck Taylor and Wheeler Yuta (w/Danhausen, Orange Cassidy, and Trent Beretta)
Danielson and Moxley attack Taylor and Yuta in the corner, and Moxley takes Taylor to the floor. Danielson delivers a chop and a rising knee strike to Yuta and tags in Moxley. Danielson and Moxley kick Yuta, and then Moxley drops him with a vertical suplex. Moxley goes for the cover, but Yuta kicks out. Moxley delivers more shots and Danielson tags in. Danielson kicks Yuta in the chest and tags in Moxley. Moxley delivers knees to the face and tags Danielson back in. Danielson drops a knee and goes for the cover, but Yuta kicks out. Yuta comes back with shots to Danielson and takes him down, and then Taylor tags in. Taylor delivers a shot to Danielson and knocks Moxley to the floor. Taylor delivers more shots to Danielson and dives onto Moxley. Taylor applies a single-leg Crab to Danielson, but Moxley tags in and delivers an uppercut to Taylor. Moxley stomps on Taylor’s hand and puts his boot in his face in the corner. Taylor comes back with chops, but Moxley drops him with a shot and tags in Danielson. Danielson kicks Taylor in the chest and applies an Indian Deathlock. Moxley tags in and delivers a low dropkick to Taylor. Moxley takes Taylor up top and delivers a superplex. Moxley goes for the cover, but Taylor kicks out. Moxley applies a hammer-lock as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Moxley delivers a shot to Taylor and charges, but Taylor counters with a knee strike. Yuta tags in and drops Moxley with a dropkick. Yuta delivers an inverted atomic drop and delivers a shot in the corner. Moxley comes back with a forearm, and then drops Yuta with a clothesline. Yuta comes back with a German suplex and goes for the cover, but Moxley kicks out. Yuta chops Moxley in the corner and then follows with forearm strikes. Moxley comes back with a cutter and Danielson tags in. Danielson drops Yuta with a clothesline and Moxley holds him and goes for the cover, but Taylor breaks it up. Taylor shoves Moxley into the barricade and goes for a pile driver, but Moxley bites his face and drops him with a Paradigm Shift. Danielson delivers kicks to Yuta’s chest, and Yuta fires up and delivers forearm shots. Yuta delivers some to Moxley as well, but Moxley drops him with a side suplex. Danielson delivers a shoulder capture suplex and goes for the cover, but Yuta kicks out. Danielson stomps Yuta into the mat repeatedly as Moxley tags in. Moxley applies the Bulldog Choke and Yuta passes out.
Winners: Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley
-After the match, Regal gets in the ring with Moxley and Danielson. Taylor and Yuta leave with their group, but Yuta stops and gets back into the ring. Yuta extends his hand to Regal, but Regal slaps him in the face. Yuat gets in Regal’s face, but Danielson and Moxley stand next to Regal. Yuta and Regal have words and Yuta says he will be back. Regal tells him to go away before it gets too much for him. Yuta leaves the ring and looks back into the ring.
Tony Schiavone is backstage with FTR. Cash Wheeler says they fired Tully Blanchard last week because he lost focus. Dax Harwood says there is no one in the locker room that respects Blanchard like they do, but they are interrupted by The Young Bucks. The Bucks says FTR can hire whoever they want, but they will always be the second best tag team in AEW.
The Acclaimed are backstage and they talk about Caster’s match against Lee on this Friday’s Rampage. Team Taz walk in and interrupt, and Ricky Starks says it is now their job to put Lee down. Swerve Strickland walks in and gets in Starks’ face. Strickland says Starks must not like it that he is busy turning Rampage into Swerve’s House.
The Jericho Appreciation Society make their way to the ring for their commencement. Matt Lee says the crowd loves Chris Jericho’s song, and they have Jericho to thank for it. Lee says if it was up to him, there would be no Judas, no sing-a-long, no nothing. Lee says that’s why Jericho is a better man than him. Jeff Parker says Jericho deserves to be praised and idolized, not only for his contribution to wrestling, but also his contributions as a human being. Jericho says the Earth as been around for billions of years, and we are lucky enough to be alive for the Chris Jericho Era. Jericho says everyone has been living vicariously through him for thirty years, but the people don’t appreciate him anymore. Jericho says without him, AEW wouldn’t exist, and the roster doesn’t appreciate him. Jericho says Sammy Guevara, Santana, and Ortiz didn’t appreciate him, and neither did Eddie Kingston. He says the guys in the ring now appreciate him, and says the only reason he was able to be a millionaire many times over is because he is a sports entertainer. Daniel Garcia says if Jericho is going to call himself a sports entertainer, then he is to. Jericho says Garcia is more terrifying than Edgar Allan Poe could ever think of. Jericho says Garcia survived a car crash to come back to wrestling, and then says 2point0 is a stupid name by bad creative, and says Lee and Parker will now be known as Matt Menard and Angelo Parker. Jake Hager says they are the JAS and they beat up professional wrestlers. Jericho says today is a new era in AEW, and it is the Era of Sports Entertainment. Jericho says this is the Jericho Appreciate Society, and this is entertainment.
A video package airs for the feud between Hikaru Shida and Serena Deeb.
Match #3 – AEW TNT Championship Match: Scorpio Sky (c) (w/Austin Vanderford, Dan Lambert, and Paige VanZant)
Sky applies a side-headlock, but Wardlow shoves him off. Sky gets Wardlow in the corner and delivers shots, and then bites his head. Wardlow comes back and drives Sky into the opposite corner, and then drives his shoulder into his midsection a few times. Wardlow slams Sky to the mat, but Sky goes to the floor. Wardlow follows, but Vanderford gets in his face and then makes out with VanZant. Wardlow grabs Vanderford, but Sky delivers a basement dropkick as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Sky had Wardlow down in the corner. Wardlow fights back, but Sky delivers right hands. Wardlow pulls him in and delivers a belly-to-belly suplex, and then another. Wardlow gets Sky on the apron, but Sky comes back for a cutter. Wardlow counters and shoves Sky to the corner. Wardlow goes for a power bomb, but Sky cuts him off and goes for the TKO. Wardlow counters with a choke slam and sets up for the Powerbomb Symphony. Wardlow delivers three power bombs, but Lambert gets on the apron. Sky rolls to the floor, but Wardlow follows him out and sets up for a fourth. Shawn Spears comes out with chairs and walks to ringside. MJF runs to ringside and shoves Wardlow into the ring post behind the referee’s back. Wardlow rolls back into the ring, and Sky gets a roll-up for the pin fall.
Winner and still AEW TNT Champion: Scorpio Sky
-After the match, Vanderford gets into the ring and delivers elbow strikes to Wardlow. MJF gets into the ring and Sky picks Wardlow up. Spears goes for a chair shot, but Wardlow fights off Sky, Spears, and Vanderford. Wardlow grabs MJF and goes for a power bomb, but Spears hits him with the chair. Vanderford puts Wardlow in a choke hold and Sky delivers right hands. Lambert gets into the ring, and Spears hits Wardlow in the head with the chair. MJF pays off Lambert, and Lambert and his group leave the ring. MJF has the Dynamite Diamond Ring on, and he lays Wardlow out with a shot. MJF puts a boot on Wardlow’s chest and then yells in his face as the show heads to a commercial.
Alex Marvez is backstage with Jade Cargill and Smart Mark Sterling. Sterling asks who’s ready to be lucky number 30. Cargill says she is done with charity and asks who is ready to step up.
Match #4 – Tag Team Match: Private Party (Isiah Kassidy and Marq Quen) vs. The Hardys (Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy)
Matt and Quen start the match. Matt backs Quen into the corner, but the referee backs him away. Matt delivers as throat punch to Quen, and then Kassidy gets into the ring. Jeff sends Kassidy to the outside as Matt keeps control of Quen. Matt wrenches Quen’s arm and tags in Jeff. Jeff delivers an ax handle and The Hardys drop Quen with a double back elbow. The Hardys double team Kassidy and send him to the floor. Jeff drops Quen with a back-breaker and goes for the cover, but Quen kicks out. Jeff applies a rear chin-lock and slams Quen into the corner. Matt tags in and he and Jeff double team Quen and slam him down. Matt goes for the cover, but Quen kicks out. Matt delivers a few elbow strikes, but Quen comes back with body shots and an enzuigiri. Kassidy tags in and Private Party double team Matt. They slam him down and Kassidy goes for the cover, but Matt kicks out. Kassidy stomps Matt in the corner, and delivers a back elbow. Kassidy goes up top, but Matt cuts him off and goes for a Razor’s Edge. Quen breaks it up and Private Party double team Matt on the outside as Jeff tries to come in after a cheap shot. Private Party pull Matt into the ring post as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Quen and Matt are the legal men. Quen blocks the Side Effect and dropkicks Matt to the floor. Kassidy goes after Matt, but Matt drops him with a right hand. Quen takes Matt down with a dive over the ropes, and then tosses Matt back into the ring. Kassidy tags in and Private Party drop Matt with a double stomp/neck-breaker combination. Kassidy goes for the cover, but Matt kicks out. Kassidy delivers right hands to Matt and takes him to the corner. Kassidy delivers body shots and Quen tags in. Quen stomps Matt to the canvas, and then picks him up and delivers body shots. Kassidy tags back in and mocks Jeff. Matt comes back and takes Private Party down, and then makes the tag to Jeff. Jeff drops Kassidy with a clothesline and an inverted atomic drop. Jeff drops onto Kassidy, and then delivers a dropkick. Jeff delivers an elbow and goes for the cover, but Kassidy kicks out. Jeff drops Kassidy with a Russian leg-sweep and gets a two count. Jeff takes Kassidy down and goes up top, but Quen trips him up. Private Party set up for Gin and Juice, but Matt drops Quen with a Side Effect.
Jeff comes off the ropes with a splash on Kassidy and goes for the cover, but Kassidy kicks out. Jeff goes for the Twist of Fate, but Kassidy shoves him off. Private Party go for the Silly String, but Matt comes back and the Hardys hit a double Twist of Fate. Jeff hits the Swanton Bomb on Kassidy and gets the pin fall.
Winners: The Hardys
-After the match, Andrade El Idlo comes to the ring with Jose the Assistant, The Butcher and The Blade, and The Bunny. They, along with Private Party, surround the ring. Darby Allin’s music hits, and he and Sting come to the ring and join The Hardys. The A.F.O. leave ringside and stare down the men in the ring.
Tony Schiavone is backstage with Red Velvet. Velvet says it sucks that Leyla Hirsch changed, but she stuck up for her because she was her friend. Velvet says now that she sees what Hirsch is about, she is going to take care of her this Friday.
Announced for this Friday’s Rampage, which will air later than normal due to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament:
-Trios Tag Team Match: Bear County and Fuego Del Sol vs. The House of Black
-Darby Allin vs. The Butcher
-Keith Lee vs. Max Caster
-Leyla Hirsch vs. Red Velvet
Match #5 – AEW Women’s World Championship – Steel Cage Match: Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. (c) vs. Thunder Rosa
Baker tries to climb the cage immediately, but Rosa pulls her down. Baker shoves Rosa away and tries to climb again, but Rosa pulls her down and delivers a shot. Rosa drops Baker with a clothesline and slams her into the cage. Rosa delivers right hands and follows with a dropkick. Rosa slams Baker into the cage again, and Baker has been busted open. Baker delivers shots to the open wound, and then grinds Baker’s head into the cage. Baker delivers shots in the corner and then drops her with a scoop slam. Rosa kicks Baker to the floor and slams her into the cage again. Rosa goes for a suplex, but Baker shoves her into the cage. Baker slams Rosa into the cage and gets on the apron. The referee checks on Baker’s wound as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Baker is bringing a lot of chairs into the ring. Rosa comes back and takes Baker down, and then hits her in the back with one of the chairs. Rosa delivers a Stunner, and then clotheslines Baker in the corner. Rosa connects with a double knee strike, and then follows with a dropkick in the corner. Rosa goes for the cover, but Baker kicks out. Rosa delivers a shot to the wound on Baker’s head, but Baker shoves her away. Baker counters a Fire Thunder Driver and kicks Rosa away. Baker goes for a superkick, but Rosa dodges it and Baker kicks the referee. The referee gets knocked to the floor, and then Rosa hits the Fire Thunder Driver. Rosa has enough for the cover, but the referee is still down. Rosa climbs to the top rope, but Baker hits her a few times with a chair. Baker piles chairs up in the corner and delivers an avalanche Air Raid Crash onto the chairs. Baker yells for a referee and Aubrey Edwards hits the ring. Baker goes for the cover, but Rosa kicks out. Baker and Rosa exchange shots, but Baker gains the advantage and sends Rosa to the corner. Baker sets up chairs in front of Rosa and puts her up top. Baker hits Rosa with another chair and continues to stack them.
Baker goes up top and grabs Rosa, but Rosa fights back with elbow strikes. They get on the top rope and exchange shots and Rosa delviers a headbutt. Rosa slams Baker’s head into the cage and Baker crashes through the chairs. Rosa goes for the cover, but Baker kicks out. Baker comes back with a right hand and grabs a bag of thumbtacks. Baker delivers another shot to Rosa and dumps the tacks on the mat. Baker grabs Rosa, but Rosa counters out. Rosa sets up for a power bomb, but Baker counters with a back-body drop on the tacks. Baker goes for the cover, but Rosa kicks out. Baker goes for the Lockjaw, but Rosa bites her fingers. Baker punches Rosa in the head a few times and goes for Lockjaw on the other side, but Rosa slams Baker’s hand into the tacks repeatedly. Rosa power bombs Baker onto the tacks and Baker rolls to the floor. Baker hits Rosa with a chair, who was busted open a bit ago. They get back into the ring and exchange shots. Rosa delivers the Fire Thunder Driver onto the thumb tacks and gets the pin fall.
Winner and new AEW Women’s World Champion: Thunder Rosa
-After the match, Rosa raises the title in the air. Dustin Rhodes gets in the ring and shares a hug with Rosa. Rosa celebrates her win as the show comes to a close.