7/6/22 AEW Dynamite Recap

Jul 6, 2022 - by Michael Riba

The opening credits roll. Excalibur, Taz, and Tony Schiavone are on commentary from Rochester, New York.

Match #1 – AEW TNT Championship – Street Fight: Scorpio Sky (c) (w/American Top Team) vs. Wardlow
Apologies, my Internet modem was acting up during the first part of this match. It came on when Wardlow was in slight control in the ring, but then Sky took control on the outside right as the show went to commercial.
Back from the break, Sky has Wardlow up top. Sky delivers a few shots, but Wardlow comes back with some of his own and sends Sky down to the mat. Wardlow connects with a senton and sets up for the Powerbomb Symphony, but Dan Lambert sends his guys into the ring. Wardlow takes them out and tosses one of them out on the rest of them. Sky hits Wardlow with the title belt and goes for the cover, but Wardlow kicks out. Wardlow knocks Lambert off the apron and slams Sky to the mat. Wardlow begins the Powerbomb Symphony and gets the pin fall.
Winner and new AEW TNT Champion: Wardlow

Jon Moxley cuts a promo. Moxley says a lot of people have lost money betting against him and a lot of people have tried to make a name for themselves against him. Moxley says maybe Brody King forgot what kind of monster he is. He says he beat Hiroshi Tanahashi’s face in, and then carved up more guys inside Blood and Guts, which was a lot of fun. Moxley says he knows who King is, and he knows his friends and enemies. Moxley asks how big King’s heart it, because he is going to be swimming with the biggest shark in AEW. Moxley says the Blackpool Combat Club pushes limits, and he tells King to step up or get stepped on.

Smart Mark Sterling and Tony Nese are backstage, and they are trying to get Swerve Strickland removed from the roster. They say Strickland is a snake, and asks Keith Lee to sign. Lee says they have their issues, but Strickland is still his partner. Lee says Sterling might stab Nese in the back and walks away. Nese asks Sterling what he meant by that, and Sterling says he has no idea.

Christian Cage and Luchasaurus come to the ring. Cage says they are on the heels of Blood and Guts, but he is the Cage that everyone is talking about. Cage says everyone wants answers, but before he can say anything else Matt Hardy interrupts. Hardy says Cage is unbelievable and says Jungle Boy was his friend. He says Cage screwed over Jungle Boy, and he didn’t deserve that. Cage says Hardy shouldn’t pretend that he has been buddy-buddy with Jungle Boy, and says he thought Matt was the sober Hardy brother. Hardy says Cage is using Luchasaurus for big money, and he regrets doing the same with Private Party and The Butcher and The Blade. Hardy says the last month of his life has been a mess, and he is out here to make sure no one else gets taken advantage of. Cage says Hardy is out here because of his ego and calls him a clout chaser. Cage says Hardy will use everyone around him, even his own brother, for one last run. Cage says he is the hottest and most influential person in AEW, and Hardy just wants to be near him. Cage says Hardy is the biggest screw-up in the Hardy Family, and Hardy goes after Cage. Luchasaurus delivers a headbutt to Hardy, and then slams him into the ring steps. Hardy comes back with a couple shots, but Luchasaurus kicks his head against the ring post. Luchasaurus chokeslams Hardy through the timekeeper’s table.

A look back at last week’s Blood and Guts Match airs, and then Schiavone interviews Claudio Castagnoli and Jake Hager backstage. They signed a no-contact waiver tonight, and Hager says Castagnoli knows he’s not as big and bad as him, and says he will never be a World Champion. Hager says it is about time to get his respect, and Castagnoli says all Hager does is carry Chris Jericho’s bag. Castagnoli says he will be 3-0 after he beats Hager next week.

Match #2 – Tag Team Match: Swerve in Our Glory (Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland) vs. The Butcher and The Blade (w/The Bunny)
Lee and Blade start the match, and Lee drops him with a headbutt. Butcher tags in and they lock up, and Lee puts Butcher up top. Lee tosses Butcher across the ring, and Butcher rolls to the outside and grabs a chair. Blade calms him down and tags back in. Strickland tags in and applies a side headlock. Strickland goes for a leapfrog, but his leg catches Blade’s head. Strickland trips Blade up and goes back to the side-headlock. Blade turns it into a waist-lock, but Lee tags in and drops him with a shoulder tackle. Strickland tags back in as Lee chops Blade in the corner. Strickland sends Blade to the floor and goes for a kick, but Bunny gets in the way. Strickland sends Butcher to the floor, but Blade trips him up on the apron as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Butcher has Strickland up top. Strickland fires back with right hands and knocks Butcher to the mat. Strickland delivers a diving uppercut and tags in Lee. Lee delivers shots and splashes to Butcher and Blade in the corners. Lee throws Blade into Butcher and takes Blade to the corner. Strickland tags in and drops Butcher with a Flatliner after Butcher drops Lee to the mat. Lee comes back with a shot to Butcher, and then Lee goes for a Pounce on Blade, but he dodges it and Lee hits Strickland. Butcher and Blade double-team Lee and Strickland, and then Blade knees Strickland in the face. Butcher drops Strickland with a clothesline and Blade goes for the cover, but Lee breaks it up. Strickland kicks Butcher in the face, and then he and Lee double-team Blade in the corner and Strickland gets the pin fall after a powerbomb/avalanche leg-drop combination.
Winners: Swerve in Our Glory
-After the match, Powerhouse Hobbs and Ricky Starks interrupt. Hobbs says they are tired of Lee and Strickland thinking they are as good as them and being in their way. Starks says Lee and Strickland think they have a shot at them and they want to talk about who the best tag team is, but The Young Bucks interrupt. Matt says the tag division is eating well, but don’t forget who set the table in the first place. Nick says Team Taz and Swerve in Our Glory has a 4.5 star match at Double or Nothing, which is an off night for them. Nick says they all lost to Jurassic Express, but then they beat them. Matt says how about a three-way match next week at Fyter Fest.

Malakai Black cuts a promo. He says Moxley doesn’t know the pain and violence that King is going to bring to him. Black says the House will make sure Moxley experiences far more than the physical realm of pain tonight.

Schiavone interviews Eddie Kingston in the ring. Kingston congratulates Wardlow for winning earlier tonight and his team for winning Blood and Guts last week, the latter quite sarcastically. Kingston says he didn’t make Jericho bleed or taste his blood, so he is going to get him again. Jericho appears on the screen and says he is going to show Kingston how crazy he can get. The Society is backstage, and Tay Conti slams Ruby Soho’s arm in a car door. Jericho says the same will happen to Kingston if he isn’t careful.

Dark Order comes to the ring. John Silver says Dark Order is in Rochester, and Rochester is Dark Order country. Evil Uno says they have very important news that they want to share. Uno says the six of them in the ring are here to stay, and they are beginning a new chapter. He says a new chapter comes with a proclamation, and hands the microphone to -1. QT Marshall interrupts and says -1 isn’t his father. Marshall says Brodie Lee was a legend in AEW, but -1 takes after his mother. Marshall says he didn’t bring his friends out here, and tells -1 to get his friends out of here and meet him man-to-man. Adam Page comes out and joins in the beat down of Marshall with the rest of the Dark Order. -1 says he could pin Marshall right now, but he is going to wait until he is 18.

Jim Ross joins the commentary team for the rest of the show.

Match #3 – Singles Match: Penta Oscuro (w/Alex Abrahantes and Rey Fenix) vs. Rush (w/Andrade El Idolo and Jose the Assistant)
Penta delivers a few quick shots, and Rush fires back. They exchange quick chops, and then Penta gets a quick roll-up for a two count. Penta delivers a kick to the face, and Rush goes to the floor. Penta follows him out, and takes him down with an arm-drag off the steps. Penta gets Rush back into the ring, but Rush drops him with an elbow strike. Rush splashes Penta in the corners, and then follows with a low dropkick to the back. Rush stands on Penta for the cover, but Penta kicks out. Rush goes after Penta’s mask, but Penta comes back with a shot and a Slingblade. Penta sends Rush to the outside and takes him out with a dive. Abrahantes takes Jose down on the floor, and then Fenix and Idolo pull them apart as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Penta and Rush exchange chops in the ring. Rush drops Penta with a German suplex, but Penta comes back with a Backstabber. Rush comes back with a power slam and goes for the cover, but Penta kicks out. Rush tries to slam Penta into the corner, but Penta counters with another Backstabber. Penta goes for the cover, but Rush kicks out. Penta stomps Rush in the corner and then delivers right hands. Rush comes back and they exchange chops once more. They exchange headbutts, and then Rush delivers a leaping knee strike. Penta comes back and takes Rush to the corner. They exchange chops in the corner, and Rush takes advantage and drops Penta with a few shots. Rush climbs up top, but Penta cuts him off. Rush sends him away and delivers a missile dropkick. Rush goes for the cover, but Penta kicks out. Rush goes up top and connects with a senton. Rush goes for the cover, but Penta kicks out. Rush delivers an elbow strike in the corner, but Penta comes back with a cutter. Penta delivers a superkick and hits the Fear Factor. Penta goes for the cover, but Idolo puts Rush’s foot on the rope.
Fenix goes after Penta, and Rush rips Penta’s mask off behind the referee’s back. Rush rolls Penta up and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Rush

Samoa Joe will defend the ROH World Television Championship against Jay Lethal at Death Before Dishonor on Saturday, July 23rd. Lethal is backstage with Satnam Singh and Sonjay Dutt. Dutt says they finally got what they wanted. Lethal says they aren’t taking Joe lightly, but they are taking his championship.

Sterling and Nese try to get Orange Cassidy to sign their petition about Strickland, but Cassidy says he doesn’t sign anything without his lawyer present. Danhausen walks up, and then Sterling says Cassidy should wrestle Nese on Rampage. Danhausen says no, and that Cassidy should wrestle Nese on Rampage. Sterling says fine, but if Nese wins then Cassidy has to sign the petition.

Match #4 – Eight-Man Tag Team Match: The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens and Max Caster) and The Gunn Club (Austin Gunn and Colten Gunn) (w/Billy Gunn) vs. Fuego Del Sol and Ruffin It (Bear Boulder, Bear Bronson, and Leon Ruffin)
Colten stomps Feugo in the corner, and Bowens tags in. Bowens drops Fuego to the mat, but then Bear Country comes in and lays everyone out. Bronson slams Austin to the mat and goes for the cover, but Caster breaks it up. Bowens tags in and delivers shots to Bronson. Bowens takes him down and tags in Caster. Caster hits the Mic Drop as Austin tags in. Austin gets Caster out of the way and gets the pin fall.
Winners: The Acclaimed and The Gunn Club
-After the match, the Gunns and The Acclaimed argue, and then Billy gets in the ring and pulls his sons off of The Acclaimed and yells at them. Billy turns around and lays Caster out with a clothesline. Bowens tries to scissor with Billy, but Billy lays him out with the Famouser. The Gunn Club stands tall and leaves The Acclaimed lying.

Miro cuts a promo on Malakai Black. Miro says Black collects the weak, while he disposes of them. Miro says Black has enraged a man who is flawless and who will destroy the gates of hell. Miro says the Redeemer is coming for the House of Black.

Match #5 – Tag Team Match: Marina Shafir and Nyla Rose vs. Thunderstorm (Thunder Rosa and Toni Storm)
Shafir and Storm battle in the ring as Rose and Rosa do the same on the floor. Storm sends Shafir to the corner and Rosa kicks her in the face. Rosa tags in and delivers body shots to Shafir. Storm tags back in and stomps Shafir in the corner. Rosa tags back in and continues to beat down Shafir in the corner. Rosa goes for the cover, but Shafir kicks out. Storm comes back in and they double-suplex Shafir. Storm goes for the cover, but Shafir kicks out. Storm applies a front face-lock and slams Shafir into the corner. Rosa tags back in and takes Shafir down, and then applies a rear chin-lock. Shafir counters with a double wrist-lock, but Rosa takes her down and gets a couple of two counts. Storm tags in and delivers a shot to Shafir. Storm delivers a Hip Attack and tags Rosa back in. Rosa delivers body shots in the corner and Storm tags back in. Shafir comes back with a kick to Storm, and then knocks Rosa to the floor. Rose hits Storm with an umbrella behind the referee’s back, and then Shafir slams Storm to the mat. Rosa tags in as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Storm delivers a few shots to Rose and delivers a stunner. Rosa tags in and drops Rose with a cross-body. Rosa knocks Shafir to the floor and chops Rose against the ropes. Rosa trips Rose into the ropes and chokes her with her boot. Rosa delivers a pair of running dropkicks, but Rose comes back with a slam. Shafir tags in and drops Rosa with a pump-handle throw. Shafir goes for the cover, but Storm breaks it up. Rosa delivers kicks to Storm, but Storm drops her with a DDT. Storm sends Rose to the outside and delivers the Hip Attack to Shafir in the corner. Rosa and Storm deliver an assisted Fire Thunder Driver, and Rosa gets the pin fall.
Winners: Thunderstorm

Schiavone interviews Jade Cargill and the Baddies. Cargill asks Stokely Hathaway what the hell was up with last week. Stokely says if AEW can have an interim World Champion, they can have an interim Baddie, and brings in Leila Gray. Stokely tells Cargill to trust the process, and Cargill says it will be his ass if Gray doesn’t deliver.

Schiavone interviews Daniel Garcia. Garcia says Wheeler Yuta doesn’t put any fear in him at all, and says at Death Before Dishonor, Yuta will have to call him the best after he takes the ROH Pure Championship.

Announced for this Friday’s Rampage:
-Mercedes Martinez and Serena Deeb in tag team action
-Jonathan Gresham and Lee Moriarty vs. Gates of Agony (Kaun and Toa Liona) (w/Tully Blanchard)
-Eddie Kingston vs. Konosuke Takeshita
-Orange Cassidy vs. Tony Nese

Announced for next Wednesday’s Dynamite Fyter Fest Night 1:
-AEW World Tag Team Championship – Triple or Nothing Match: The Young Bucks (c) vs. Swerve in Our Glory (Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland) vs. Team Taz (Powerhouse Hobbs and Ricky Starks)
-Claudio Castagnoli vs. Jake Hager

Announced for ROH Death Before Dishonor on July 23rd:
-ROH World Television Championship Match: Samoa Joe (c) vs. Jay Lethal
-ROH Pure Championship Match: Wheeler Yuta (c) vs. Daniel Garcia

FTR cut a promo. Cash Wheeler says they are a few weeks away from Death Before Dishonor, and says it bothers them that people say they aren’t the best. Dax Harwood says if ROH wants to sell a PPV, they need to have the rematch. FTR says they will put their ROH tag titles on the line against The Briscoes at Death Before Dishonor.

William Regal joins the commentary team for the main event.

Match #6 – Interim AEW World Championship Match: Jon Moxley (c) vs. Brody King
They lock up and King backs Moxley into the corner. King delivers a chop, but Moxley gets in his face. Moxley delivers forearms and chops, but King fires back with a few of his own. King tosses Moxley to the outside and clubs him across the back. King slams Moxley into the barricade, but Moxley comes back with a few shots. Moxley applies a side-headlock and delivers a few shots to King. Moxley goes for a pile-driver on the ramp, but King counters with a back body drop. King tosses Moxley into the timekeeper’s table and delivers a shot. King gets Moxley back into the ring, but Moxley delivers a low dropkick. Moxley delivers a knee strike, and then dragon-screws King’s leg to take him down. Moxley applies a Figure Four, but King gets free. Moxley drops King to the mat again, but King counters and applies a rear choke. Moxley gets free and works over King’s knee. King fires back with forearm shots, and Moxley answers each one. Moxley comes off the ropes, but King drops him with a Bossman Slam. King goes for the cover, but Moxley kicks out as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Moxley sends King to the corner. Moxley delivers a corner clothesline and gets King up top. Moxley clubs King across the back and grinds his fingernails into King’s back. Moxley bites King and then suplexes him down to the mat. Moxley goes for the Bulldog Choke, but King gets to his feet. Moxley dodges a clothesline and drops King with a release dragon suplex. Moxley goes for the cover, but King kicks out. Moxley stomps on King, but King fires back with a forearm shot. They exchange forearm shots, and then King drops Moxley with a comeback lariat. King delivers a pile-driver and goes for the cover, but Moxley kicks out. King applies a rear choke, but Moxley backs him into the corner. King keeps the choke applies and pulls Moxley off his feet in the corner. Moxley drops in the corner and King connects with a cannonball. King goes for the cover, but Moxley kicks out. Moxley comes back with a few shots and rolls King up for a two count. Moxley delivers the Paradigm Shift and follows with elbow strikes. Moxley goes for the Bulldog Choke, but King gets to his feet.
King drops back onto Moxley to break the hold, but Moxley comes right back with a rear choke. Moxley then transitions into the Bulldog Choke and King passes out.
Winner and still Interim AEW World Champion: Jon Moxley

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