9/14/22 AEW Dynamite Recap
The opening credits roll. Excalibur, Taz, Tony Schiavone, and William Regal are on commentary from Albany, New York.
Match #1 – AEW World Championship Grand Slam Tournament of Champions – Semifinal Match: Jon Moxley vs. Sammy Guevara
Guevara ducks out of the ring, but comes back and locks up with Moxley. Moxley applies a side-headlock, and then takes Guevara to the mar. Moxley transitions into a knuckle lock and backs Guevara into the corner. Guevara dodges a right hand and delivers a chop. Guevara follows with right hands, and then stomps Moxley down in the corner. Guevara chokes Moxley with his boot, but Moxley comes back with the King Kong Lariat. They exchange chops now, and then Guevara sends Moxley to the floor. Guevara dives onto Moxley and slams him into the ring steps. Guevara grinds Moxley’s head into the steps, and then stomps on his face on the floor. Guevara stomps Moxley’s head into the steps as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, they are on the apron. Moxley blocks a pile driver and slams Guevara back-first on the apron. Back in the ring, Moxley repeatedly clotheslines Guevara in the corner. Moxley puts Guevara up top and delivers a chop. Moxley grinds his fingers across Guevara’s back, and then bites his head. Moxley suplexes Guevara to the mat and goes for the cover, but Guevara kicks out. Moxley goes for an arm-bar, but Guevara turns it into a Boston Crab. Moxley gets free, but Guevara delivers an enzugiri. Guevara connects with the cutter and goes for the cover, but Moxley kicks out. Guevara goes for the GTH, but Moxley rolls through and locks in the Bulldog Choke. Guevara rolls out, but Moxley delivers the elbow strikes. Moxley counters the King Kong Lariat into a Spanish Fly and goes for the cover, but Moxley kicks out. Guevara goes up top, but Moxley cuts him off and suplexes him back to the mat. Anna Jay and Tay Melo come to ringside. Jay gets on the apron and distracts the referee. Melo delivers a low-blow to Moxley and Guevara rolls him up, but Moxley kicks out.
Guevara goes up top for the senton, but Moxley dodges it and gets a two count. Guevara delivers forearm strikes, but Moxley comes back with a couple of slaps and kicks, and then forearm shots of his own. Guevara comes back with a knee strike and a thrust kick and goes for the GTH, but Moxley counters with the Death Rider for the pin fall.
Winner: Jon Moxley
MJF comes to the ring. He tells the crowd to keep their mouths shut and says he hasn’t slept since he and Moxley came face-to-face last week. MJF says Moxley had the look of a guy who has no fear, and that pisses him off. MJF says he isn’t the same kid that he was when he and Moxley crossed paths the first time. MJF says he isn’t playing a character, but Moxley is. MJF says he read Moxley’s book, and enjoyed the part about his childhood. He says Moxley was raised as a poor, uneducated kick from the stick, and says he got bullied, beat down, and got his bicycle stolen. MJF says he knows deep down, Moxley is the same, scared little boy, but now he is old enough to drown his fears in alcohol like a worthless drunk. MJF says he gives Moxley credit for getting sober, but his brain his far more dangerous than Moxley’s disease. MJF says this is a message for Moxley, as well as Bryan Danielson and Chris Jericho: bad things happen when people get in MJF’s way. MJF tells Moxley to go ahead and take the vacation that he was planning, because the AEW World Championship is already his. MJF says Moxley’s demon threatened to take everything from him, and is he doesn’t tread lightly, he will find out that MJF is that demon.
MJF says it’s time to get down to business, and introduces the group of men who helped him procure the casino chip at All Out. He introduces Stokely Hathaway and The Firm. Ethan Page, Austin and Colten Gunn, W. Morrissey, and Lee Moriarty come to the ring with Hathaway. Hathaway hugs MJF before he leaves the ring. Hathaway says he told MJF that if he quit MJF, he would be giving everyone exactly what they want. Hathaway says they came up with the idea for The Firm, and says they are here on retainer. Hathaway says they are united tonight, but when MJF doesn’t need them they will go their separate ways. Hathaway says he is a friend who can make things happen, and there isn’t a rock that he hasn’t unturned. Hathaway says there is nothing like good, old fashioned blackmail, and then talks about why all the men in the ring are here. He hypes up all the guys in the ring, and says everyone has two options: run with them or run from them.
Jungle Boy cut a promo earlier today and says he knows he has a big task ahead of him in Luchasaurus, but he is issuing an open challenge for tonight. Jay Lethal then answered the challenge.
Match #2 – Singles Match: Jay Lethal (w/Satnam Singh and Sonjay Dutt) vs. Jungle Boy
They lock up and Lethal backs Jungle Boy into the corner. Jungle Boy comes back and they exchange shots, and then Jungle Boy drops Lethal with an arm-drag. Jungle Boy follows with a dropkick, but Lethal comes back with a leg trip. Lethal goes for the Figure Four, but Jungle Boy counters with a roll-up for a one count. Jungle Boy gets another roll-up, this one for two, and then sends Lethal to the outside. Jungle Boy runs the ropes for a dive, but Singh stands in front of Lethal. Jungle Boy goes up top, but Lethal gets back into the ring and cuts him off. Lethal clubs Jungle Boy across the back and delivers a back-breaker over the top turnbuckle as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Lethal slams Jungle Boy into the corner a few times. Jungle Boy comes back with a shot, and they exchange chops and shots. Jungle Boy picks Lethal up, but his back gives out. Lethal goes for the Lethal Injection, but Jungle Boy counters with a comeback lariat. Jungle Boy hits a brain buster and goes for the cover, but Lethal kicks out. Lethal comes back and slams Jungle Boy down with a side-Russian leg-sweep from the middle rope. Lethal goes for the cover, but Jungle Boy kicks out. Jungle Boy goes for the Killswitch, but Lethal shoves him away and hits the Lethal Combination. Lethal hits the elbow drop and goes for the cover, but Jungle Boy kicks out. Lethal goes for the Figure Four, but Jungle Boy rolls through and locks in the Snare Trap, and Lethal kicks out.
Winner: Jungle Boy
A behind-the-scenes look of a training session with Action Bronson and Hook airs. Bronson says next week, they will whoop the asses of Angelo Parker and Matt Menard, and Hook tells them to be ready.
Ethan Page is backstage and says he is going to do something that no one in AEW does, which is take this job seriously. Danhausen walks in, and Page says since he wants to be the king of the Atlantic, how about he starts by taking out the jester this Friday, and Danhausen accepts the challenge.
Footage of Darby Allin performing at the Nitro Circus airs. Then, Matt Hardy cuts a promo. He says Allin continues to up the bar with the extreme things he does. Hardy says he respects Allin, but he is now refocused himself in AEW. Hardy challenges Allin to a match this Friday on Rampage.
Match #3 – Singles Match: Matt DiMartino
They lock up and Hobbs backs DiMartino into the corner. Hobbs delivers a short-arm clothesline, and then follows with the spine-buster for the pin fall.
Winner: Powerhouse Hobbs
-After the match, Hobbs cuts a promo. Hobbs says he defeated Ricky Starks in four minutes and 35 seconds at All Out. Hobbs says the chapter is closed on Starks, and it is time to open up a new chapter in the Book of Hobbs. Hobbs says it starts tonight, but Starks makes his way to the ring from the crowd. Starks gets into the ring and delivers shots to Hobbs. Starks hits Hobbs in the face with the microphone, and Hobbs backs out of the ring and backs up the ramp as they stare each other down.
Earlier today, Death Triangle cut a promo. PAC says there is not a man who can deny their momentum, and Alex Abrahantes says Swerve in Our Glory will defend the AEW World Tag Team titles against The Lucha Brothers tonight.
Match #4 – AEW World Tag Team Championship Match: Swerve in Our Glory (Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland) (c) vs. The Lucha Brothers (Penta El Zero Miedo and Rey Fenix) (w/Alex Abrahantes)
Strickland and Penta start the match. Penta tries to shove Strickland away, but Strickland takes him down. Penta counters and goes for an arm-breaker, but Strickland gets free. Penta delivers a shot to Strickland and takes him to the corner. Fenix tags in as Penta kicks Strickland in the chest. The Lucha Brothers double-team Strickland and Fenix goes for the cover, but Strickland kicks out. Fenix and Strickland go to the ropes, and Strickland drops him with a hurricanrana. Lee tags in and Fenix delivers a few chops. Lee comes back with a double chop to Fenix as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Fenix drops Strickland with an arm-drag. Fenix goes for the cover, but Strickland catches him and stops him. Fenix comes back with a back heel kick and tags in Penta. Penta takes Strickland down with a Slingblade, and then delivers a Backstabber. Lee comes in, but Penta drops him with a Slingblade. The Lucha Brothers double-team Strickland, and then Lee dives Fenix as he dove to the outside. Penta goes for the cover on Strickland, but Lee throws Fenix into Penta to break it up. Penta goes for Fear Factor, but Strickland gets free and delivers a right hand. Lee tags in and takes Penta down with a shoulder tackle. Lee catches Fenix again and delivers a back-breaker. Lee drops Penta with a headbutt and picks Fenix up. Lee and Strickland go for the stomp/power bomb combination on Fenix, but Penta comes over for the save. Fenix drops Strickland with a Spanish Fly and Penta drops Lee with a Canadian Destroyer. Fenix goes for the cover, but Strickland kicks out. Strickland comes back and takes Fenix out, and then Lee slams Penta to the mat and gets the pin fall.
Winners and still AEW World Tag Team Champions: Swerve in Our Glory
-After the match, The Acclaimed come to the stage. Max Caster tells Strickland to never interrupt his rap again, and tells him to get Lee to New York City so the uncrowned champs can take what’s theirs. Anthony Bowens says in New York City, The Acclaimed will become the new champions, because everyone loves The Acclaimed.
Alex Marvez tries to interview Death Triangle, but PAC gets pissed at him and tells him to put some respect on their name and mind his own business. Orange Cassidy attacks PAC from behind and says PAC won’t be a double champion for long.
Athena and Toni Storm cut a promo. Storm says Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. took out her original partner, Hikaru Shida, earlier this week, and Athena says she has been preparing to take the doctor out. Storm says Baker should be focused on her friend, Jamie Hayter, instead.
Match #5 – Tag Team Match: Athena and Toni Storm vs. Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. and Serena Deeb (w/Rebel)
Storm and Deeb start the match. Deeb takes Storm down, but Storm counters and applies a hammer-lock. Deeb gets free, and then they exchange side-headlock take downs. They lock up again and Deeb backs Storm into the corner. Deeb delivers a series of chops, but Storm turns it around with chops of her own. Storm slams Deeb into the next corner and Athena tags in. They take Deeb down and Athena splashes onto Deeb. Athena goes for the cover, but Deeb kicks out. Athena delivers a back elbow in the corner, and then delivers a face-buster. Athena goes up top, but Baker distracts her. Deeb takes Athena down and pulls her to the apron. Deeb slams Athena’s knee into the apron repeatedly as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Baker tags in, as does Storm. Storm drops Baker with a clothesline and kicks Deeb to the floor. Storm delivers a dropkick and follows with an uppercut in the corner. Storm goes for the Hip Attack, but Deeb pulls Baker out of the ring. Storm drops Baker with a DDT on the floor as she kicks Deeb in the face. Storm gets Baker back in the ring and dodges a DDT attempt. Baker delivers a Slingblade and tags in Deeb, as Athena tags back in as well. They exchange shots and Athena comes off the ropes, but Deeb catches her and goes for an arm-bar. Athena counters with a roll-up for two, and then picks Deeb up. Deeb rolls through, but Athena comes back with the Meteora. Storm tags in and takes Deeb down with a cross-body. Deeb rolls through and locks in a single-leg Boston Crab, but Athena comes in with kicks and shots to Deeb. Deeb doesn’t break the hold, and then Baker superkicks Athena. Baker superkicks Storm and Deeb goes for the cover, but Athena breaks it up. Baker takes Athena to the floor and slams her into the steps. Deeb sets up for the Detox, but Storm counters as Rebel gets on the apron.
Baker gets a chair and Deeb slams Storm face-first into it. Baker tosses the chair aside, and Deeb rolls Storm up for the pin fall.
Winners: Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. and Serena Deeb
-After the match, Athena attacks Baker, but Baker comes back and stomps her into the mat. Rebel slides the chair into Baker, but Jamie Hayter comes to the ring and takes the chair away from Baker. Hayter then hits Storm in the midsection with the chair, and then hits her in the back with it. Hayter still doesn’t talk to Baker as Baker apologizes again. Hayter goes back up the ramp as Baker and Rebel follow her out.
Announced for this Friday’s Rampage:
-ROH World Television Championship Match: Samoa Joe (c) vs. Josh Woods
-Danhausen vs. Ethan Page
-Darby Allin vs. Matt Hardy
-Penelope Ford vs. Willow Nightingale
Announced for next Wednesday’s Dynamite Grand Slam:
-AEW World Championship Grand Slam Tournament of Champions – Final Match: Jon Moxley vs. Chris Jericho or Bryan Danielson
-AEW Interim Women’s World Championship – Four-Way Match: Toni Storm (c) vs. Athena vs. Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. vs. Serena Deeb
-AEW World Tag Team Championship Match: Swerve in Our Glory (c) vs. The Acclaimed
-AEW All-Atlantic Championship Match: PAC (c) vs. Orange Cassidy
Announced for next Friday’s Rampage Grand Slam:
-Action Bronson and Hook vs. Angelo Parker and Matt Menard
Match #6 – AEW World Championship Grand Slam Tournament of Champions – Semifinal Match: Bryan Danielson vs. Chris Jericho
Danielson chops and kicks Jericho into the corner, and Jericho crumbles to the mat. Danielson sends Jericho across and delivers a corner dropkick. Danielson takes Jericho to another corner and delivers more chops. Jericho comes back with chops of his own, but Danielson counters back with more chops. Danielson sends Jericho across and hits another corner dropkick. Jericho comes back with forearm shots as Daniel Garcia is shown watching the match backstage. Danielson tosses Jericho to the floor and hits a basement dropkick. Danielson hits a running knee on Jericho and drives his shoulder into the ring post. Danielson drives Jericho’s shoulder into the ring post again, and then gets him back into the ring. Danielson goes up top and hits a missile dropkick. Danielson goes up top again and hits a diving headbutt to the back of Jericho’s head. Danielson goes for the cover, but Jericho kicks out. Danielson applies a hammer-lock, and drives his knee into Jericho’s arm repeatedly. Danielson kicks Jericho’s arm, and then follows with kicks to Jericho’s chest and arm.
Jericho dodges the last kick to the head and drops Danielson with a suplex. Jericho dropkicks Danielson to the floor and takes him out with a dive. Jericho delivers right hands on the floor and rolls him back into the ring. Jericho slams Danielson in the face a few times, but Danielson comes back with a slap of his own. They exchange chops, and the Danielson backs Jericho into the corner. Danielson comes off the ropes, but Jericho meets him and they take each other down with simultaneous cross-bodies as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Danielson goes up top, but Jericho cuts him off. Jericho delivers a few chops, and the climbs and delivers shots to Danielson’s head. Jericho drops Danielson with a hurricanrana and goes for the Judas Effect. Danielson ducks and delivers a suplex with a bridge, but Jericho kicks out. Danielson applies the Cattle Mutilation, but Jericho turns over. Danielson delivers the hammer and anvil elbows, but Jericho counters and delivers his own elbow strikes. They exchange chops again, and Jericho hits the Codebreaker. Danielson comes back with the running knee strike. They fight to their feet, and then Jericho suplexes Danielson to the floor. Danielson immediately grabs at his ankle, and the referee and doctor check on him. Jericho comes to the floor and pulls of Danielson’s boot and stomps on Danielson’s foot. Jericho slams Danielson’s foot into the ring post a few times, and then locks in the Figure Four around the ring post. Jericho gets Danielson back into the ring and chop blocks his leg, and then delivers a knee-breaker. Jericho picks Danielson up again, but Danielson comes back with elbow strikes.
Danielson hops over to Jericho, but Jericho knocks him down and applies the Walls of Jericho. Jericho turns it into a single-leg Walls, but Danielson crawls toward the ropes. Jericho pulls Danielson back and delivers a few right hands. Jericho delivers elbow shots, but Danielson kicks him face-first into the turnbuckle. Danielson rolls Jericho up, but he kicks out at two. Jericho comes back with a dragon-screw, and then locks in the Figure Four. Danielson tries to break the hold, but Jericho punches him in the head. Danielson comes back with his own shots, and then transitions into the LeBell Lock. Danielson delivers cross-face shots and then gets the hold applied. Danielson wrenches back on Jericho’s face, and Jericho taps out.
Winner: Bryan Danielson
-After the match, Garcia is shown nodding his head while watching on the monitor. Moxley comes to the ring as Danielson gets to his feet. Moxley and Danielson talk to each other and then shake hands as the show comes to a close.