11/2/22 AEW Dynamite Recap
The opening credits roll. Excalibur, Taz, and Tony Schiavone are on commentary from Baltimore, Maryland.
Match #1 – Singles Match: Darby Allin vs. Jay Lethal (w/Satnam Singh and Sonjay Dutt)
They start brawling on the ramp, and Lethal slams Allin’s injured ribs into the ring apron. Lethal throws Allin into the timekeeper’s area, but Allin comes back and drops Lethal with a few shots. Allin gets Lethal back into the ring and the bell rings, but Lethal tosses Allin right back to the floor. Lethal goes out after him, but Allin slams him into the barricade as Satnam Singh and Sonjay Dutt walk to ringside. Allin runs for a dive, but Singh gets in front of him to stop his run. Lethal takes advantage and takes Allin to the floor. Lethal slams Allin into the ring steps, and then tosses him into the crowd. Lethal stomps on Allin and locks the Figure Four in under the barricade. Lethal gets Allin back to the apron, but Allin kicks him in the face. Lethal comes back, stomps on Allin’s knee, and then suplexes him on the apron as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Lethal is in control in the ring. Allin comes back with a few shots and goes for a Coffin Splash, but Lethal counters back and slams Allin down. Lethal goes for the Macho Man elbow, but Allin counters into a crucifix pin for two. Lethal comes back and goes for the Lethal Injection, but Allin counters into a rear choke. Allin drops Lethal with a stunner and goes up top, but Lethal rolls to the floor. Lethal gets behind Singh, but Allin goes for the dive anyway and just bounces off of Singh. The referee ejects Singh and Dutt from ringside, but someone dressed as Sting hits Allin with a baseball bat and rolls him back into the ring. Lethal delivers the Lethal Injection and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Jay Lethal
-After the match, Singh and Dutt come back to the ring. They and Lethal hug the person dressed as Sting, and he is revealed to be Cole Karter from The Factory. They all beat down Allin, but Sting’s music hits. They exit the ring and stare at the entrance tunnels, but Jeff Jarrett gets in the ring. Jarrett lays Allin out with a guitar shot. Jarrett says it has become clear that Sting has become Allin’s biggest weakest. Jarrett says his family has always made an impact in the wrestling industry, and says before he is done with AEW it will be filled with bodybags.
Footage of The Firm beating down MJF on last week’s Dynamite is shown.
Jon Moxley cuts a promo. He says tonight is just another night for him, but it’s the biggest night of Lee Moriarty’s life. Moxley says The Blackpool Combat Club didn’t snub him, because he just isn’t mean, rough, or violent enough for the group. Moxley says he will give Moriarty a lesson in pain tonight, and Moriarty will have to dig down deep where the bad intentions lie. Moxley says the only way out if through Moxley, and now would be the time to bring his anger to the surface. Moxley says he wants Moriarty to be mean, nasty, and violence, because he doesn’t have time for anything else.
Footage of The Elite winning the AEW World Trios titles being deleted followed by Death Triangle winning the vacated titles airs.
Match #2 – AEW World Championship Eliminator Match: Jon Moxley (w/William Regal) vs. Lee Moriarty (w/Ethan Page and Stokely Hathaway)
Moriarty applies a neck-wrench, but Moxley turns it around and with front choke. Moriarty gets free, and they exchange kicks to the hamstrings. Moxley drops Moriarty to the mat, and then beats him in the corner. Moxley bites Moriarty’s face and slams him to the mat. Moxley goes for the cover, but Moriarty kicks out. Moriarty backs Moxley into the ropes and delivers a back elbow. Moriarty follows with kicks and a chop, and then delivers a few hip attacks in the corner. Moxley comes back with a corner clothesline, but Moriarty sends him shoulder-first into the ring post. Moriarty delivers a hammer-lock DDT as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Moxley slams Moriarty to the mat. Moxley and Moriarty exchange elbow strikes. Moriarty kicks Moxley in the face and takes him down with a cross-body. Moriarty suplexes Moxley and goes for the cover, but Moxley kicks out. Moriarty delivers elbow strikes and stomps on Moxley’s face. Moxley comes back with a King Kong Lariat and and stomps on Moriarty’s face. Moxley drops Moriarty with a cutter and goes for the cover, but Moriarty kicks out. Moxley delivers a few shots, but Moriarty comes back with some of his own and follows with a high kick. They pop up after receiving suplexes, and then Moxley Moriarty locks in the Motor City Stretch. Moriarty breaks his own old and delivers elbows to the back of the head. Moriarty goes back to the stretch, but Moxley counters with a roll-up for two. Moxley delivers the hammer-and-anvil elbows, and then locks in the arm-bar and Moriarty taps out.
Winner: Jon Moxley
-After the match, Page gets in the ring and kicks Moxley in the face.
Earlier today, Renee Paquette interviewed Saraya, but Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. didn’t show up. Saraya said she knows hoe to be a star while Baker doesn’t care about anyone but herself. Saraya said there is something special about AEW and said she always thought it would be cool to be a part of it. Renee asks Saraya where she is medically, but Saraya says there is one more doctor that she wants to consult before she reveals anything.
Tony Schiavone interviews William Regal backstage. Regal says all the potential in the world won’t help MJF when he has to face a real demon like Jon Moxley.
The Acclaimed and Billy Gunn come to the ring for Billy Gunn’s Daddy Ass Birthday Bash. Anthony Bowens says Swerve Strickland injured Gunn’s hands too much to scissor, but they have their foam scissor fingers so he can still do it that way. Max Caster says with all of their new merch and all the signs in the crowd, it is true that AEW now stands for Acclaimed Every Wednesday, and Bowens says it is always true that everyone loves The Acclaimed. Caster gets a big pair of scissors from a kid in the crowd and gives them to Gunn, and then Bowens runs down some of Gunn’s accomplishments. The Acclaimed present him with a “World’s Greatest Daddy” trophy, and Bowens says he had more guests tonight. He says two had to cancel and the rest were upset that Gunn didn’t go to the reunion. Bowens says they have one more gift for Gunn, and it is a certificate of adoption. They present it to Gunn, but before he can sign it, The Gunns interrupt. They asks if their invitation got lost in the mail, but they say they got Billy a gift anyway. W. Morrissey gets in the ring and attacks Billy and The Acclaimed. The Gunns get in the ring and join the beat down. FTR’s music hits, and they make their way to the ring. As they get into the ring, The Gunns and Morrissey leave and walk up the ramp. FTR pick up the AEW World Tag Team titles and hand them to The Acclaimed. FTR and The Acclaimed stare down before FTR leave the ring.
Tony Schiavone interviews Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. and Jamie Hayter backstage. Baker says this is her interview with her interviewer on her time and in her world. Baker says she is sick of it, and Hayter says she is as well and just wants to wrestle. Baker says she wants to wrestle, too, and says to find them a team to wrestle on Rampage this Friday.
Ian Riccaboni joins the commentary team for the next match.
Before the match, Chris Jericho cuts a promo. He says Claudio Castagnoli accepting the tainted victory last week made him mad, and he is now ready for the open challenge against any former ROH Champion, and then says he will even whip Lamar Jackson’s ass. He says tonight will be another monumental night in the Ring of Jericho Era.
Match #3 – ROH World Championship Match: Chris Jericho (w/Daniel Garcia and Jake Hager) vs. Colt Cabana
Jericho and Cabana have the Code of Honor as they get face-to-face. Cabana backs Jericho into the corner and delivers a few shots. Cabana drops Jericho with a shoulder tackle, and then delivers right hands on the mat. Cabana kicks Jericho in the face and rolls him up for a two count. Cabana clotheslines Jericho against the ropes and sends him across the ring, but Jericho rolls to the floor. Cabana follows him out and delivers right hands on the floor. Jericho comes back with a chop and a few elbow strikes, and then gets Cabana back into the ring. Jericho goes up t0p, but Cabana cuts him off with a few right hands. Cabana goes for the Chicago Skyline, but they spill to the floor as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Cabana and Jericho exchange shots in the ring. Cabana drops Jericho with the Flying Apple, and then delivers a few sets of double chops. Cabana chops Jericho in the corner and then splashes him from the middle rope. Cabana goes for the cover, but Jericho kicks out. Cabana goes up top again, but Jericho crotches him on the turnbuckle. Jericho smacks Cabana in the back and picks him up, but Cabana counters with a victory roll for a two count. Jericho comes back and goes for the Walls of Jericho, but Cabana kicks Jericho in the face and gets an inside cradle for two. Cabana delivers right hands and goes for the elbow, but Jericho pokes him in the eye. Cabana blocks the Judas Effect and gets a two count on a back slide. Cabana locks in the Billy Goat’s Curse, but Jericho kicks him away. Cabana comes back with a Superman pin, but Hager pulls his hands to break the hold. Cabana moonsaults onto Garcia and Hager, and then goes after Jericho back in the ring. Jericho counters with the Codebreaker and gets the pin fall.
Winner and still ROH World Champion: Chris Jericho
-After the match, Jericho, Garcia, and Hager walk up the ramp. Angelo Parker and Matt Menard grab Riccaboni from the announce table, but Claudio Castagnoli comes out and attacks Jericho. Castagnoli delivers shots, but The Jericho Appreciation Society has the numbers advantage. Bryan Danielson comes out to help, but Sammy Guevara comes out as well. Wheeler Yuta shows up, and then security guards rush out to separate everyone.
Renee Pauqette interviews Death Triangle backstage. She asks Rey Fenix how he feels about possibly becoming the new AEW All-Atlantic Champion, and he says he feels great. PAC says he knows about being a double champion, and then says if Fenix is smart, he will use the ring bell hammer as his golden ticket tonight. PAC says it is something to think about as walks away.
Match #4 – AEW All-Atlantic Championship – Three-Way Match: Orange Cassidy (c) vs. Luchasaurus (w/Christian Cage) vs. Rey Fenix (w/Alex Abrahantes)
Cassidy and Fenix double-team Luchasaurus, but Luchasaurus smacks Cassidy to the mat and delivers an uppercut to Fenix. Cassidy and Fenix come back with thrust kicks, and then double-dropkick Luchasaurus to the outside. Cassidy delivers the shin kicks to Fenix, and then drops him with an arm-drag. Fenix kicks Cassidy in the face, and then delivers another kick to his head. Fenix drops Cassidy with an arm-drag, but Cassidy comes back with a spinning DDT. They exchange two counts and stand at a stalemate. Luchasaurus gets back into the ring, and he drops them with a double-shoulder tackle. Luchasaurus throws Fenix into the corner, and then suplexes Cassidy. Luchasaurus delivers back elbows to them in the corners and drops them in the middle of the ring as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Luchasaurus is still in control in the ring. Cassidy comes back with a stunner and Fenix kicks Luchasaurus in the face. Fenix delivers another kick in the corner, and Cassidy delivers the Orange Punch and sends Luchasaurus to the outside. Cassidy and Fenix dive onto Luchasaurus, but Luchasaurus slams Cassidy into the ring steps and choke slams Fenix through the timekeeper’s table. Cassidy comes back with body shots, but Luchasaurus beats him up the entrance ramp. Luchasaurus dodges an Orange Punch and delivers a headbutt. Luchasaurus tries to chokeslam Cassidy off the stage, but Jack Perry runs from the back and hits Luchasaurus with a chair. Perry chases Cage up the tunnel, and then cross-bodies Luchasaurus off the stage and through a table. Fenix and Cassidy get back into the ring, but PAC rushes to the ring with the hammer. He rolls Cassidy back into the ring and hands the hammer to Fenix. Fenix tosses it to the floor, and then Cassidy rolls him up for two. Fenix counters for a two count of his own, and then kicks Cassidy in the face. Fenix goes for another kick, but Cassidy counters with the Orange Punch and gets the pin fall.
Winner and still AEW All-Atlantic Champion: Orange Cassidy
-After the match, PAC attacks Cassidy and grabs the hammer. Katsuyori Shibata returns to AEW and comes to the ring as PAC backs out. Best Friends are at ringside as well, and Shibata signs the contract for the All-Atlantic City Dream Match against Cassidy for this Friday’s Rampage.
Tony Schiavone interviews Swerve Strickland and Rick Ross. Ross says he is here to make Strickland one of the biggest recording artists in the world, and then Keith Lee walks in. Lee says Strickland hasn’t responded to him this week, and Ross says they are keeping it positive this week. Lee says they are the number one contenders, but he knows Strickland cheated to beat Billy Gunn and asks him who was behind the camera when Strickland attacked Gunn last week. Strickland turns the attention away and says next week, they will team with The Gunns to take on FTR and The Acclaimed.
Match #5 – AEW TBS Championship Match: Jade Cargill (c) (w/Leila Grey) vs. Marina Shafir
As Cargill backs Shafir into the corner, Nyla Rose and Vickie Guerrero come out to provide their own commentary for the match from the stage. Rose is still in possession of the TBS title and taunts Cargill with it. Cargill gets Shafir to the outside, but Shafir comes back with knee strikes. Cargill turns it around and beats Shafir down, and then gets Shafir back into the ring. Cargill walks up the ramp, but Rose tells her to pay attention to the referee. Cargill gets back into the ring, but Shafir takes her down. Cargill comes back with an up kick, and then follows with a pump kick. Cargill delivers Jaded and gets the pin fall.
Winner and still AEW TBS Champion: Jade Cargill
-After the match, Kiera Hogan tries to get the title from Rose, but Rose drops her with a shot and runs up the tunnel.
Footage of the ongoing feud between War-Joe and The Embassy airs.
A new vignette for The House of Black airs.
Announced for this Friday’s Rampage:
-AEW All-Atlantic Championship – All-Atlantic City Dream Match: Orange Cassidy (c) vs. Katsuyori Shibata
-Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. and Jamie Hayter vs. Madison Rayne and Skye Blue
-More names in the AEW World Championship Eliminator Tournament will be revealed
-Mike Tyson will be on commentary
Announced for next Wednesday’s Dynamite:
-Eight-Man Tag Team Match: FTR and The Acclaimed vs. Swerve in Our Glory and The Gunns
Announced for Full Gear:
-AEW World Championship Match: Jon Moxley (c) vs. MJF
-AEW Interim Women’s World Championship Match: Toni Storm (c) vs. Jamie Hayter
Match #6 – ROH World Television Championship Match: Samoa Joe (c) vs. Brian Cage (w/Prince Nana)
Neither man can take the other down, but then Joe build up momentum running the ropes and drops Cage with a shoulder tackle. Cage comes back and sends Joe to the corner, but Joe comes out with a chop. Joe backs Cage into the corner with right hands, but Cage fights out with a few shots of his own. Joe sends Cage to the corner with more shots, and then delivers an enzuigiri. Joe drops Cage down and delivers more shots, and then follows with an elbow drop. Joe goes for the cover, but Cage kicks out. Cage comes back and takes Joe down, and then delivers right hands to the back of Joe’s head. Cage stomps on Joe, and then drives his shoulder into him in the corner. Cage delivers a chop and chokes Joe over the top rope. Cage kicks Joe in the midsection in the corner, and then drops him with a clothesline. Joe comes back with right hands, but Cage kicks him in the midsection and sends him to the corner. Cage delivers a back elbow in the corner, and then drops Joe with a suplex as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Cage sends Joe to the floor and takes him out with a dive over the top rope. Cage gets Joe back into the ring, but Joe comes back with quick right hands. Cage kicks Joe in the midsection and comes off the ropes, but Joe counters with a chop and a Manhattan Drop. Joe drops Cage with a kick and connects with a senton. Joe goes for the cover, but Cage kicks out. Joe drops Cage with a power slam and goes for the cover, but Cage kicks out again. Cage comes back with a knee strike and sends Joe into the ropes. Cage hits the Tiger Feint Kick and goes up top and hits a spinning elbow drop. Cage goes for the cover, but Joe kicks out. Cage delivers a knee strike and slams Joe with a pump-handle slam. Cage goes for the cover, but Joe kicks out. Cage goes for the discus lariat, but Joe ducks. Joe goes for the Coquina Clutch, but Cage counters and slams Joe down. Cage delivers the discus lariat and goes for the cover, but Joe kicks out. Cage picks Joe up, but Joe counters with the Coquina Clutch and Cage taps out.
Winner and still ROH World Television Champion: Samoa Joe
-After the match, Gates of Agony rush the ring and beat Joe down. Nana gets a few stomps in, but Wardlow comes to the ring to make the save. The Embassy back out of the ring as Wardlow gets into it. Powerhouse Hobbs comes from behind Wardlow and slams him to the mat. Hobbs picks up the AEW TNT title and holds it in the air. Hobbs stands over Wardlow as the show comes to a close.