7/13/22 AEW Dynamite: Fyter Fest – Week 1 Recap

Jul 13, 2022 - by Michael Riba

The opening credits roll. Excalibur, Taz, and Tony Schiavone are on commentary from Savannah, Georgia.

Match #1 – AEW TNT Championship Match: Wardlow (c) vs. Orange Cassidy (w/Chuck Taylor and Trent Beretta)
Cassidy puts his hands in his pockets, but Wardlow pulls them out and rips the pockets out of Cassidy’s pants. Wardlow pulls his straps down, but Cassidy grabs them and pulls them back up. Cassidy goes for a spinning DDT, but Wardlow catches him and kicks him in the midsection. Wardlow goes for the Powerbomb Symphony, but Cassidy gets free. Cassidy goes after Wardlow, but Wardlow gets free. Beretta goes to undo the turnbuckle and Taylor puts a chainsaw in the ring. Referee Bryce grabs the chainsaw and ejects Best Friends from ringside. Cassidy goes for the Orange Punch, but Wardlow catches his hand. Cassidy delivers his shin kicks, but Wardlow backs him into the ropes. Cassidy sends Wardlow to the floor and goes for a dive, but Wardlow catches him. Cassidy tries to send Wardlow into the ring post, but Wardlow catches himself. Danhausen tries to trip Wardlow, but Wardlow pulls him from under the ring. Danhausen thinks about cursing Wardlow, but Wardlow scares him into not doing it. Cassidy hits the Orange Punch and gets Wardlow back into the ring. Cassidy goes for another Orange Punch, but Wardlow catches him and throws him to the floor with a belly-to-belly suplex as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Wardlow sends Cassidy into the corner and charges, but Cassidy dodges and slams his head into the top turnbuckle repeatedly. Cassidy goes for a cross-body, but Wardlow catches him. Cassidy gets free and chop blocks Wardlow’s knee a few times. Cassidy slams Wardlow into the corners and goes for the Beach Break, but Wardlow counters. Wardlow goes for the Powerbomb Symphony, but Cassidy counters with a DDT. Cassidy delivers a spinning DDT this time and goes for the cover, but Wardlow shoves him off at the one count. Wardlow dodges an Orange Punch and delivers the F-10. Wardlow stands on Cassidy chest for the cover, but Cassidy kicks out. Wardlow goes for the Powerbomb Symphony, but Cassidy delivers right hands and takes Wardlow down with a hurricanrana. Cassidy dives onto Wardlow on the floor and slams him into the ring post a pair of times. Cassidy gets Wardlow back in the ring and goes for the diving DDT, but Wardlow catches him. Cassidy delivers the Stundog Millionaire and hits the Orange Punch. Cassidy delivers Beach Break and goes for the cover, but Wardlow kicks out. Cassidy goes for another Orange Punch, but Wardlow catches him and delivers one powerbomb for the pin fall.
Winner and still AEW TNT Champion: Wardlow
-After the match, Wardlow picks Cassidy up and they share a fist bump. Wardlow leaves the ring as Best Friends come back and check on Cassidy.

Footage of PAC’s recent defense of the AEW All-Atlantic Championship against Shota Umino airs. The full match aired on last night’s AEW Dark.

Chris Jericho makes his way to the ring. Jericho talks about Eddie Kingston. Jericho says he didn’t make Kingston a liar, because Kingston isn’t a liar. Jericho says Kingston challenged him to a Barbed Wire Everywhere Match, and said he was going to spill every ounce of Jericho’s blood. Jericho says everything Kingston touches turns to mold and Kingston is a worse curse than anything Danhausen can do. Jericho beings up Ortiz, Santana, and Bryan Danielson, and says the Jericho Appreciation Society took them all out. Jericho says Tay Conti took out Ruby Soho last week, and the reason she has a crushed hand and ruined career is because she is Kingston’s Ruby. Jericho asks how many barbed wire matches Kingston has won, because he won the first one in Canadian wrestling history when he was 22 years old. Jericho says he is as sick as Kingston is, but Kingston underestimates him. Jericho says Kingston is facing the Painmaker next week, and says next week will be the final fight in the Jericho-Kingston Saga. Jericho says Kingston will never be on his level, and says Kingston can have blood if he wants it. Jericho says the only thing that will wash his sins away is Kingston’s blood, and says Kingston isn’t a liar, but he is a loser.

Kingston is backstage with Ortiz and Soho. Kingston tells Jericho to being his Painmaker, but it’s not going to matter. Kingston says Jericho is going to pay with every ounce of his blood, and says he is going to enjoy hurting Jericho next week.

William Regal joins the commentary team for the next match.

Match #2 – AEW Interim World Championship – Eliminator Match: Jon Moxley vs. Konosuke Takeshita
Moxley applies a side-headlock, but Takeshita sends him off the ropes. Moxley goes for a few shoulder tackles, but Takeshita shoves him away every time. Moxley takes Takeshita down and applies a side-headlock on the mat. Takeshita gets free and delivers a leg lariat. Takeshita delivers a chop, and Moxley comes back with one of his own. They exchange chops now, and then Moxley takes Takeshita down with a clothesline. Moxley delivers a piledriver and goes for the cover, but Takeshita kicks out. Moxley applies a rear chin-lock, but Takeshita makes it to the ropes. Moxley brings Takeshita to the apron, but Takeshita grabs the ropes to counter. They exchange forearm shots on the apron and Takeshita takes Moxley down with a German suplex. They exchange forearm shots on the floor and Takeshita gets Moxley back into the ring. Moxley kicks Takeshita back to the floor as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Moxley drops Takeshita with an exploder suplex. Takeshita was busted open during the break, and Moxley stomps on his chest and his face in the ring. Takeshita fights back with forearm strikes and drops Moxley with the leaping Takeshita-line. Takeshita backs Moxley into the corner and kicks him in the face. Moxley comes back with a corner elbow strike. Moxley goes for the Paradigm Shift, but Takeshita counters and delivers a brain buster. Takeshita goes for the cover, but Moxley kicks out. Takeshita goes for a frog splash, but Moxley gets his knees up to block. Moxley rolls Takeshita up, but he kicks out at two. Moxley locks in a cross arm-breaker, but Takeshita gets his foot on the rope. Moxley slaps Takeshita in the face, but Takeshita comes back. Takeshita drops Moxley to the floor with a hurricanrana, and then takes him out with a dive. Takeshita gets Moxley back into the ring and hits the frong splash. Takeshita goes for the cover, but Moxley kicks out. They exchange shots and fight to their feet. Moxley dodges a clothesline and locks in a sleeper, but Takeshita counters with a Blue Thunder Bomb. Both men’s shoulders are on the mat, but both get them up at the two count.
Moxley delivers the Paradigm Shift and locks in the Bulldog Choke. Takeshita rolls through and Moxley goes for the Death Rider, but Takeshita blocks it. Takeshita delivers a German suplex and goes for the cover, but Moxley kicks out. Moxley counters another German suplex and delivers the Death Rider. Moxley delivers elbow strikes and locks in the Bulldog Choke, and Takeshita taps out.
Winner: Jon Moxley

The House of Black talk about Darby Allin. Brody King says he didn’t need Allin’s praise. King says he has seen Allin’s ascension, but now he is getting his by taking it from Allin.

Christian Cage and Luchasaurus come to the stage. Cage says he doesn’t know The Varsity Blonds from Adam, and insults both of them. He says Brian Pillman Jr.’s dad was a legend according to other people, but he calls him average at best. Cage says Pillman would be appalled knowing that he final gift to the business was Brian Jr. Cage insults Griff Garrison’s looks and asks Luchasaurus if he looks like Jungle Boy.

Match #3 – Singles Match: Griff Garrison (w/Brian Pillman Jr.) vs. Luchasaurus (w/Christian Cage)
Luchasaurus backs Garrison into the corner and delivers a few shots. Luchasaurus drops Garrison with a German suplex and follows him to the floor. Luchasaurus puts Garrison’s head against the ring post and delivers a kick. Luchasaurus gets Garrison back into the ring and delivers the choke slam. Cage tells him one more, and Luchasaurus does it. Luchasaurus locks in the Tar Pit and Garrison taps out.
Winner: Luchasaurus
-After the match, Luchasaurus drops Pillman with a headbutt on the outside. Luchasaurus puts Pillman on the timekeeper’s table and chokeslams Garrison on top of him. The table doesn’t break, so Luchasaurus delivers another chokeslam to Garrison, and drives him through Pillman and the table this time.

Schiavone interviews Angelo Parker, Daniel Garcia, and Matt Menard. They says they have had just about enough of cages, and says Kingston’s friends need to be locked in a cage, too. Garcia talks about Wheeler Yuta and says he isn’t tricking anybody and says he is going to take the ROH Pure title from him at Death Before Dishonor.

All Out will take place on Sunday, September 4th from the Now Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

Schiavone interviews Adam Page. They are interrupted by Alex Reynolds and John Silver. Silver says they want to issue a challenge to the House of Black, and Page says he’s for it, and it will happen this Friday on Rampage: Fyter Fest – Week 1.

Jim Ross joins the commentary team for the rest of the show, and Regal joins them again.

Match #4 – Singles Match: Claudio Castagnoli vs. Jake Hager
Castagnoli delivers an uppercut in the corner and goes for the swing immediately. Hager gets to the ropes, but Castagnoli sends him to the floor. Castagnoli goes after him, but Hager drops him with a clothesline. Hager gets Castagnoli back into the ring and goes for the Hager Bomb, but Castagnoli dodges it and they exchange shots for a bit. Castagnoli drops Hager with a bulldog and goes for the cover, but Hager kicks out. Castagnoli slams Hager’s head into the turnbuckle a few times and goes up top. Hager comes back and cuts him off, and then brings him back to the mat. Hager delivers body shots in the corner and tosses him across the ring. Hager hits the Hager Bomb and goes for the cover, but Castagnoli kicks out as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Castagnoli fights back and drops Hager with a springboard uppercut. They exchange shots and fight to their feet. Castagnoli delivers corner uppercuts and sends Hager to the floor with a dropkick. Castagnoli delivers a running uppercut against the barricade and gets him back into the ring. Castagnoli connects with a cross-body and goes for the cover, but Hager kicks out. Castagnoli swings Hager and locks in the Scorpion Death Lock. Hager calls for help from the back, and Parker and Menard run down. Castagnoli goes after them, and Hager drops him with side slam. Hager goes for the cover, but Castagnoli kicks out. Hager applies the ankle lock, but Castagnoli counters with up kicks. Castagnoli drops Hager with a back suplex and goes for the Scorpion Death Lock again. Hager kicks him away and Castagnoli takes Parker off the apron. Castagnoli delivers an uppercut to Hager and follows with the Ricola Bomb for the pin fall.
Winner: Claudio Castagnoli

Lexy Nair is backstage with Hook. She says he is undefeated and asks if a title shot is in his future. He looks at her and walks away without saying anything.

Footage of the match between Thunder Rosa and Miyu Yamashita from this past weekend airs, in which Yamashita scored the win and earned a future title shot. The match was shown in full on last night’s Dark. Schiavone is backstage with Rosa and Toni Storm. Rosa says Yamashita will come to America for her title match, and that she is excited to team up with Storm for now. Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. and Jamie Hayter walk in and Baker says this place is a disaster without her. Hayter says they are well-versed in how to handle a thunderstorm and Rebel comes in and hands a sandbag to Schiavone. Rosa says she can’t wait to bury them with it as they walk away.

Match #5 – Singles Match: Anna Jay vs. Serena Deeb
They lock up and Deeb goes behind for a hammer-lock. Deeb sends Jay to the mat and gets a quick one count. Jay comes back with a head-scissors, but Deeb gets free and applies a side-headlock. Jay gets free and takes Deeb down with a hip-toss and an arm-drag. Jay delivers a Flatliner and sends Deeb to the apron. Deeb comes back in and applies an arm-capture head-scissors. Jay rolls over for a two count and then goes for the Queen Slayer. Deeb gets to the ropes and drapes Jay over the top rope. Deeb delivers a twisting neck-breaker and goes for the cover, but Jay kicks out and goes to the floor as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Jay fights back with forearm shots, and then sends Deeb into the corner. Jay delivers a back elbow, but Deeb comes back with a few shots. Jay drops Deeb with a back body drop, but Deeb hangs on to her legs and gets a two count on a roll-up. Deeb applies a submission, but Jay rolls through and gets a two count. Jay kicks Deeb in the midsection, and follows with a kick to the face. Deeb comes back with a hammer throw into the corner, and then takes her down with a dragon screw in the ropes. Deeb goes for a Cloverleaf, but Jay counters into the Queen Slayer. Deeb gets to her feet and drops Jay with an arm-drag. Deeb locks in the Serenity Lock and Jay taps out.
Winner: Serena Deeb
-After the match, Deeb keeps the hold applied, but Mercedes Martinez rushes the ring and throws Deeb to the floor.

Schiavone is backstage with Jade Cargill and the Baddies. Schiavone says Athena and Kris Statlander have a match this Friday on Rampage, and Cargill says they aren’t concerned about them. Stokely says they will be watching Athena and Statlander on Friday. Cargill and Kiera Hogan insult Leila Gray and Hogan says she can try, but she will never be a Baddie.

Jay Lethal comes to the commentary table and says the only thing to be concerned about at Death Before Dishonor is him taking the ROH World Television Championship from Samoa Joe.

Announced for this Friday’s Rampage: Fyter Fest – Week 1:
-ROH World Championship Match: Jonathan Gresham (c) vs. Lee Moriarty
-Trios Tag Team Match: Adam Page, Alex Reynolds, and John Silver vs. The House of Black
-Lucha Brothers vs. Private Party
-Athena vs. Kris Statlander

Announced for next Wednesday’s Dynamite: Fyter Fest – Week 2:
-Barbed Wire Everywhere Death Match: Chris Jericho vs. Eddie Kingston
–The Jericho Appreciation Society will be suspended in a shark cage.
-Christian Cage and Luchasaurus vs. The Varsity Blonds
-Brody King vs. Darby Allin

Announced for ROH Death Before Dishonor on Saturday, July 23rd:
-ROH Pure Championship: Wheeler Yuta (c) vs. Daniel Garcia
-ROH World Tag Team Championship Match: FTR (c) vs. The Briscoes
-ROH World Television Championship Match: Samoa Joe (c) vs. Jay Lethal
-ROH Women’s World Championship Match: Mercedes Martinez (c) vs. Serena Deeb

Schiavone is backstage with Anna Jay. Tay Conti interrupts and says if Jay had slammed Soho’s hand in a door, maybe she would be on TV more. Conti says Jay needs to make better decisions for her career and that she likes her. Conti tells Jay to think about it and walks away.

Match #6 – AEW World Tag Team Championship – Triple or Nothing Match: The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) (c) (w/Brandon Cutler) vs. Swerve in Our Glory (Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland) vs. Team Taz (Powerhouse Hobbs and Ricky Starks)
Lee and Matt start the match. Matt applied a side-headlock and dodges a few shots from Lee. Lee goes for a spinning heel kick, but Matt dodges it and tags in Nick. Swerve tags in and takes Nick down. Nick dodges the stomp and goes for an arm-drag. Strickland stays in his feet and goes after Nick. They land on their feet on the floor and go for dropkicks, and then get back in the ring. Nick drops Strickland with an arm-drag, and then works over his arm. Starks tags in and slaps Matt in the corner. Starks and Nick walk the ropes and argue, and then Matt and Strickland crotch them on the top rope. Matt tags in, but Starks kicks him in the face. Matt comes back with the Locomotion Northern Lights suplexes, and then Matt takes Strickland and Starks down with the fourth. Lee tags in and Matt tries to suplex Lee and Hobbs, but they slam him to the mat. Lee and Hobbs get face-to-face, and they are both attacked from behind. Lee suplexes Matt and Starks and Swerve holds Matt in the corner. Lee double chops Matt, and Strickland delivers the diving uppercut. Matt comes back and sends Lee to the floor with a dropkick as Strickland tags in. Matt goes for a superkick, but Starks tags in. Hobbs tags in right after and he and Starks double-team Strickland. Hobbs clubs Strickland in the back and Starks delivers a dropkick as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Strickland drops the Bucks with a double dropkick and tags in Lee. Lee runs over Starks and The Bucks and the splashes them in the corners. Lee causes The Bucks to splash Starks in the corner, and then Lee throws Starks into the Bucks across the ring. Lee runs the ropes, but Starks and Hobbs trip him up. Matt takes them all down and Nick flips over the top, but Lee catches him. Lee powerbombs Nick into Matt and gets Nick back into the ring. Lee goes for the Spirit Bomb, but Nick gets free and Hobbs tags in. They go for shoulder tackles, and then take each other down with cross-bodies. Lee climbs up top and pulls Hobbs up with him. Hobbs headbutts Lee back to the mat and hits a frog splash across the ring. Hobbs goes for the cover, but Lee kicks out. Nick tags in, as does Starks. Hobbs grabs Nick and Starks drops him with a cutter from Hobbs’ shoulders. Starks goes for the cover, but Nick kicks out. Nick sends Starks into the corner, and then Strickland and Matt tag in. Strickland drops Matt with a back-breaker and a clothesline. Matt comes back with an arm-drag, and then The Bucks deliver superkicks to Strickland and Lee.
Starks join them and they drop Lee with a triple superkick, and then the Bucks superkick Starks. Hobbs gets shoves into Referee Rick Knox in the corner, and then Nick tosses one of the title belts to Matt. Starks kicks Matt in the face and grabs the belt himself. Strickland kicks Starks in the face and grabs the belt. Strickland looks at Lee and tosses the belt away. Matt delivers a low-blow to Strickland, and then hits Lee, Hobbs, and Strickland with the belt. Matt goes for the cover, but Strickland kicks out. The Bucks hit the BTE Trigger on Strickland and Matt goes for the cover, but Starks breaks it up. The Bucks toss Starks to the floor and go for the Meltzer Driver on Strickland, but Lee catches Nick. Lee and Strickland double-team Nick, and then hit Matt with the stomp/bomb combo. Hobbs and Starks break up the pin, and Hobbs spine-busters everyone. Starks tags in and rolls Strickland up for two. Strickland dodges Rochambeau, but Starks drops him with a Spear. Starks goes for the cover, but Nick breaks it up. Lee takes off Matt’s shoe and knocks The Bucks to the floor with it. Lee tosses Hobbs to the floor and Starks sends Lee to the apron.
Lee comes back with a headbutt and Strickland springboards off of Lee onto everyone on the floor. Starks goes for a dive, but Lee takes him down with the Pounce. Lee flips onto everyone on the floor and then Strickland stomps onto Starks and gets the pin fall.
Winners and new AEW World Tag Team Champions: Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland

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