5/4/22 AEW Dynamite Recap
The opening credits roll. Excalibur, Jim Ross, and Tony Schiavone are on commentary from Baltimore, Maryland, and they are joined by Adam Cole for the first match.
Match #1 – Men’s Owen Hart Foundation Tournament – Qualifying Match: Bobby Fish (w/Kyle O’Reilly) vs. Jeff Hardy (w/Matt Hardy)
Hardy applies a wrist-lock, and then drops Fish with a shoulder tackle. Hardy delivers a hip-toss and goes for the cover, but Fish kicks out. Hardy applies a rear chin-lock, and then backs Fish into the corner. Hardy delivers body shots and takes Fish to another corner. Fish counters and backs Hardy into the corner, and then delivers body shots and kicks. Fish kicks Hardy in the hamstrings, and then drops him with a dragon-screw. Fish delivers a sliding lariat and goes for the cover, but Hardy kicks out. Fish takes Hardy to the corner and delivers more shots, and then takes Hardy to the mat. Fish goes for a senton, but Hardy dodges him and rolls to the floor. Fish goes after him and slams Hardy into the barricade. Fish stares down Matt, and then Darby Allin and Sting are shown watching from the rafters as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Hardy drops Fish with a dropkick in the ring. Fish comes back to work over Hardy’s knee, but Hardy drops him with a back elbow and a clothesline. Hardy delivers a Manhattan Drop and connects with a double leg drop. Hardy drops an elbow and goes for the cover, but Fish kicks out. Hardy drops Fish to the mat again and goes up top. Fish cuts him off and drops him with an avalanche Falcon Arrow. Fish goes for the cover, but Hardy kicks out. Fish locks in a knee bar, but Hardy makes it to the ropes. Fish charges at Hardy in the corner, but Hardy counters and takes Fish down with the Whisper in the Wind. Hardy goes up top again and hits the Swanton Bomb for the pin fall.
Winner: Jeff Hardy
-After the match, The Young Bucks come to the ring. They stare down and have words with The Hardys, and then check on Fish in the corner.
A vignette airs for the Blackpool Combat Club.
Match #2 – Trios Tag Team Match: Andrade Family Office (Angelico, The Blade, and The Butcher) vs. Blackpool Combat Club (Bryan Danielson, Jon Moxley, and Wheeler Yuta) (w/William Regal)
All six men brawl before the bell, and Blade and Danielson become the legal men to start. Blade beats Danielson down in the corner, and then drops him with a clothesline. Angelico tags in and applies a submission, but Danielson gets free and rolls Angelico up for a one count. Danielson takes Angelico to the corner and delivers chops and kicks. Danielson delivers a running knee in the corner and tags in Yuta. Yuta delivers shots to Angelico, but Angelico comes back with a few strikes and tags in Blade. Yuta drops Blade with a back body drop, and then works over his arm. Yuta stomps on Blade’s arm, but Butcher tags in as Yuta dropkicks Blade. Yuta delivers shots to Butcher and knocks Angelico to the floor. Yuta comes off the ropes, but Butcher drops him with a running cross-body as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Yuta drops Butcher with a German suplex. Moxley tags in, as does Blade, and Moxley clotheslines Blade to the floor. Moxley slams Blade into the timekeeper’s area, and then slams him into the ring steps. Moxley tosses Blade back into the ring, but Blade comes back with a kick. Moxley comes back with a cutter, and then bites Butcher in the face. Angelico tags in, but Moxley drops him with a clothesline. Danielson tags in and delivers a dropkick to Angelico. Danielson stomps on Angelico as Moxley delivers elbows to Blade and Yuta does the same to Butcher. Danielson locks in the triangle sleeper and Angelico taps out.
Winners: Blackpool Combat Club
Schiavone is backstage with Powerhouse Hobbs and Ricky Starks. They are interrupted by Christian Cage, Jungle Boy, and Luchasaurus. Jungle Boy says Team Taz’s challenge sounds like a lot of fun, but he wants to spice it up. He says before they give Team Taz a shot at the AEW World Tag Team Championship, how about he gets a shot at the FTW Championship. Starks accepts and says he can have it next week.
Schiavone is backstage with Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland. Strickland say they have unfinished business with Team Taz, and it’s time they pay them back. Lee says he guarantees that when it is all said and done, Team Taz will swerve in their glory.
Match #3 – Singles Match: Wardlow vs. W. Morrissey
They lock up and Wardlow backs Morrissey into the corner. Morrissey shoves him away and they locks up again. Wardlow shoves Morrissey away again and backs him into the corner. Morrissey comes back with a knee to the midsection, and then he delivers clubbing shots to Wardlow’s back. Morrissey sends Wardlow to the corner and connects with a splash, but Wardlow comes back with a spear in the opposite corner. Wardlow delivers a back elbow and charges, but Morrissey dodges and drops him with a big boot. Morrissey clotheslines Wardlow to the floor and follows him out. Morrissey delivers a right hand, but Wardlow comes back with one of his own. Morrissey slams Wardlow into the ring post and clubs him across the back. Morrissey slams Wardlow’s head into the ring apron repeatedly, and then tosses him back into the ring. Wardlow comes back with right hands, but Morrissey drops him with a Bossman Slam. Morrissey goes for the cover, but Wardlow kicks out. Morrissey puts Wardlow up top and clubs him in the back. Morrissey climbs, but Wardlow counters with back elbows. Wardlow takes Morrissey down with a moonsault press and delivers one power bomb for the pin fall.
-After the match, Wardlow beats down all of the security guys instead of getting handcuffed. Wardlow power bombs one of the guys onto everyone else as MJF and Shawn Spears watch from the stage. Wardlow says he will not stop until he gets his hands on MJF and MJF releases him from his contract. MJF says he will give Wardlow his match, but he has conditions. MJF says he will give Wardlow those conditions in a contract signing that will take place in Long Island next week.
Schiavone is backstage with Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D., Jamie Hayter, Ruby Soho, and Toni Storm. They will meet in a tag team match this Friday night. They argue about their match this Friday, and Schiavone tries to calm them down.
Schiavone is in the ring, and he introduces the AEW World Champion, Adam Page. Page says it would be easy for him to come out and says how much he loves and respects CM Punk. He says he can easily say how he could shake Punk’s hand and have an all-time classic, but that isn’t going to happen. Page says there won’t be a handshake, there won’t be a Bret Hart tribute match, and he is going to destroy Punk. Page says when he is done with Punk, his fans will return all his merch to the stand if they don’t burn it before. Page says Punk isn’t here tonight and is probably off filming another television show. Page says he is going to embarrass Punk, and he will give Punk the fight of his life at Double or Nothing.
Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt, and Satnam Singh are backstage. They talk about Konosuke Takeshita, who will make his Rampage debut this Friday. They wonder where the red carpet is for them, since Takeshita gets one. Lethal makes it official that he will take on Takeshita on Friday.
Match #4 – Singles Match: Chris Jericho (w/Angelo Parker, Daniel Garcia, Jake Hager, and Matt Menard) vs. Santana (w/Ortiz)
Santana and Ortiz dive onto the Society before the bell, and then Santana beats Jericho down on the floor. Santana slams Jericho into the barricade and drags the ring steps over. Jericho attacks Santana from behind and slams him into the barricade. Jericho grabs the camera, but Santana knocks him down. Santana kicks Jericho in the face and finally gets him in the ring. Menard and Parker distract Santana, and Jericho knocks him down on the steps as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Jericho comes off the top but Santana counters with a dropkick. Jericho gets to his feet first and chops Santana in the corner. Santana turns it around with right hands, and then slams Jericho into the middle turnbuckle. Santana drops Jericho with Three Amigos and goes up top. Jericho cuts him off, but Santana knocks him down with a headbutt and connects with a frog splash. Santana goes for the cover, but Jericho kicks out. Jericho comes back with a few elbows and locks in the Walls of Jericho. Santana makes it to the ropes and rolls Jericho up for two. They exchange chops and Santana drops Jericho to the mat. Santana goes for the cover, but Jericho kicks out. Ortiz grabs the bat from the Society and lays them out with it. Santana drops Jericho with a lariat and goes for the cover, but Jericho kicks out. Santana connects with a cannonball senton in the corner, but Menard gets on the apron. Ortiz knocks him down, but Jericho delivers a low blow to Santana. Jericho delivers the Judas Effect and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Chris Jericho
-After the match, the Society beats down Santana and Ortiz.
Samoa Joe cuts a promo and calls out Lethal. Joe says he is coming for Lethal this Friday on Rampage.
The Gunn Club meet up with The Acclaimed backstage. They gives gifts to The Acclaimed, which turn out to be two pairs of scissors. They all…scissor…as the segment ends.
The Varsity Blonds and Julia Hart are in the ring. Brian Pillman Jr. says he is a humbled young man due to their encounter with the House of Black a few months ago that led to the poisoning of Hart. Pillman says everything they have worked for is being torn apart little by little, and then mentions John Harbaugh, who is watching from the crowd. He quotes Harbaugh and says he is enthusiastic about protecting Hart and keeping their group together. He calls out The House of Black, and the lights go out. The House of Black come to the ring, and The Varsity Blonds stand ready to fight. The House of Black attack them and Black gets in Hart’s face in the corner. Black stares her down, and then she walks with Buddy Matthews. Brody King hands Hart a chair, but she can’t hit Griff Harrison with it. Black rips off her eyepatch as Garrison gets out of the ring. Black yells at her, but Death Triangle rush the ring and chase them out.
Jade Cargill is backstage with The Baddies and Smart Mark Sterling. Sterling says they have kept the celebration going because of Cargill being the TBS Champion and Red Velvet qualifying for the Women’s Owen Cup.
Match #5 – Men’s Owen Hart Foundation Tournament – Qualifying Match: Dante Martin vs. Rey Fenix (w/Alex Abrahantes)
They lock up and Fenix backs Martin into the ropes. Martin shoves him away and delivers a kick, but Fenix comes right back with a dropkick that sends Martin to the floor. Fenix dives onto Martin and tosses him back into the ring as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Martin has Fenis in a side headlock. Fenix counters and kicks Martin in the head. Fenix takes Martin down with a reverse fly and goes for the cover, but Martin kicks out. Fenix goes for an elbow strike, but Martin counters and slams Fenix to the mat. Martin kicks Fenix in the face, and then delivers an enzuigiri. Martin kicks Fenix in the face again, and then connects with a cross-body. Martin goes for the cover, but Fenix kicks out. Martin takes Fenix down again and goes for another cover, but Fenix kicks out. Fenix comes back with a hurricanrana and gets a two count. Martin sends Fenix to the outside and kicks him in the chest on the apron. Fenix comes back with a hurricanrana and then drops Martin with a cutter. Fenix goes for the cover, but Martin kicks out. Fenix puts Martin up top, but Martin counters and gets a roll-up for two. Martin kicks Fenix in the face and goes up top, but Fenix cuts him off. Fenix clubs Martin in the back and goes for a splash, but they both land on their feet. Martin delivers a poison-rana and goes up top. Martin goes for the Nosedive, but Fenix dodges it. Fenix comes off the ropes, but Martin catches him. Fenix counters and drops Martin with a sit-out brain buster and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Rey Fenix
-After the match, Fenix pulls Martin in for a hug.
Allin and Sting are backstage. Allin will meet Jeff Jardy in the first round of the Owen Hart Cup, and he and Sting both say it will be a special match and a special night.
The bracket for the Men’s Owen Hart Cup is revealed. The first round matches will be Kyle O’Reilly vs. Rey Fenix, Samoa Joe vs. The Joker, Darby Allin vs. Jeff Hardy, and Adam Cole vs. Dax Harwood.
The AEW Women’s World Champion, Thunder Rosa, comes to the stage. She says her story is full of successes and failures, and says her goal from day one has been to elevate the Women’s Division in AEW. She says she is the top competitor in the division, and she wants to wrestle the other best competitors. SHe is interrupted by Serena Deeb. Deeb says it has been a long time, and she has watched Rosa scratch and claw her way to the top. Deeb says she respects Rosa and says they can make the Women’s Division the best in the entire world. Deeb says in order for that to happen, the best women’s wrestler in the world needs to be the champion. Rosa says the title means she is the best in the world today, and Deeb says she is on another level and in a class all her own. Deeb says it is about time that she has the title to show that. Deeb says she is taking the title from Rosa at Double or Nothing.
Announced for this Friday’s Rampage, which will air at 5:30 PM EST.
Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. and Jamie Hayter vs. Ruby Soho and Toni Storm
Women’s Owen Hart Foundation Tournament – Qualifying Match: Riho vs. Yuka Sakazaki
Hook vs. JD Drake
Jay Lethal vs. Konosuke Takeshita
Announced for next Wednesday’s Dynamite:
FTW Championship Match: Ricky Starks (c) vs. Jungle Boy
Men’s Owen Hart Foundation Tournament – First Round Match: Adam Cole vs. Dax Harwood
Men’s Owen Hart Foundation Tournament – First Round Match: Darby Allin vs. Jeff Hardy
CM Punk vs. John Silver
MJF and Wardlow’s contract signing
Match #6 – Undisputed ROH Women’s World Championship Match: Deonna Purrazzo (c) vs. Mercedes Martinez (c)
Purrazzo doesn’t acknowledge the Code of Honor as the bell rings. They lock up, but neither woman gets the advantage. They lock up again and Martinez goes behind. Purrazzo grabs her wrist for a wrist-lock, but Martinez turns it into one of her own. Purrazzo turns it into a side-headlock, but Martinez backs her into the corner. They have a clean break and lock up again. Martinez backs Purrazzo into the corner, and they get face-to-face. Martinez shoves Purrazzo away, but Purrazzo comes back with a wrist-lock. Purrazzo wrenches Martinez’s are and drops her to the mat as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Martinez sends Purrazzo into the corner and connects with a back elbow strike. Martinez kicks Purrazzo in the face, and then drops her to the mar. Martinez goes for the cover, but Purrazzo kicks out. Martinez pulls Purrazzo away from the ropes, but Purrazzo goes for the arm-bar. Martinez gets free, but Purrazzo kicks her in the face. Purrazzo goes for the cover, but Martinez kicks out. Martinez comes back with a knee strike to the face, and then delivers a fisherman’s buster. Martinez goes for the cover, but Purrazzo kicks out. Martinez delivers a back elbow, but Purrazzo comes back with a Spanish Fly. Purrazzo goes for the cover, but Martinez kicks out. Martinez comes back with a roll-up, but Purrazzo gets free and goes for the arm-bar. Martinez gets free and drops Purrazzo with a shot. Purrazzo comes back with a kick to the face and goes up top, but Martinez comes back with a right hand and slams Purrazzo to the mat. Martinez delivers a Curb Stomp and goes for a dragon sleeper, but Purrazzo bites her arm. Martinez gets her arm free and locks in the dragon sleeper, and Purrazzo taps out.
Winner and Undisputed ROH Women’s World Champion: Mercedes Martinez
-After the match, they shake hands and Martinez holds the title belts in the air as the show comes to a close.