11/9/22 AEW Dynamite Recap
The opening credits toll. Excalibur, Taz, and Tony Schiavone are on commentary from Boston, Massachusetts.
Match #1 – Eight-Man Tag Team Match: FTR (Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood) and The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens and Max Caster) vs. Swerve in Our Glory (Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland) and The Gunns (Austin Gunn and Colten Gunn) (w/Stokely Hathaway and W. Morrissey)
Billy hits the ring and attacks Strickland before the bell rings, and then he is ejected from ringside and taken to the back. Harwood and Colten start the match. Colten backs Harwood into the corner and delivers a forearm shot. Colten stomps Harwood down, and then Austin tags in. Austin delivers a right hand in the corner, but Harwood comes back with a few of his own. Harwood drops Austin with a shoulder tackle and then catapults him into the corner. Harwood delivers more shots and follows with an atomic drop. Wheeler, Bowens, and Caster deliver shots to Austin in the corner, and then Wheeler tags in. Austin delivers a back elbow and tags in Strickland. Strickland delivers shots in the corner, and then follows with body shots in the middle of the ring. Wheeler comes back with a back-breaker and tags in Caster. Strickland drops Caster with a shot and tags in Lee. Caster delivers body shots, but Lee comes back and picks Caster up. Caster fights him off with a few shots and then delivers shots to The Gunns and Strickland as well. FTR and Bowens come into the ring, and the faces deliver shots to the heels in the corners. Lee, Strickland, and The Gunns get sent to the floor, but there is some animosity between FTR and The Acclaimed as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Harwood drops Strickland in the ring, but Austin tags in. Harwood delivers a few shots to Austin, but Colten tags in. Colten goes for a splash in the corner, but Harwood dodges it and tags in Bowens. Bowens delivers shots to Strickland and then kicks Colten in the midsection. Bowens connects with a leg-drop and goes for the cover, but Colten kicks out. FTR and Caster get pulled to the floor, and then The Gunns deliver the Big Rig to Bowens. Colten goes for the cover, but Caster breaks it up. All eight men get into the ring and start to brawl, and then FTR and The Gunns go to the floor. The Acclaimed beat down Strickland in the corner and go after Lee, but Lee power bombs Bowens onto Caster. Lee and Strickland double-team Bowens, and then Strickland dives onto everyone on the floor. Colten goes up top, but Harwood cuts him off and pulls Lee to the floor. Harwood climbs up top and superplexes him onto everyone on the outside. Harwood and Austin get in the ring and exchange shots, and then Harwood drops him to the mat and locks in the Sharpshooter. Colten breaks it up with a right hand to Harwood, and then goes for the Famouser. Bowens cuts him off with the Arrival and Caster hits the Mic Drop. FTR hit the Big Rig on Austin, and Bowens gets the pin fall.
Winners: FTR and The Acclaimed
MJF’s comments from “Pardon My Take” air. MJF says doctors informed him to be 110% at Full Gear, then he shouldn’t be traveling on the road. MJF says his match at Full Gear could be the most important match in the history of professional wrestling, because it could be the crowning of the face of the next generation. He says all he has to do to etch his name in history is to have a long, fruitful title reign. MJF says he doesn’t like Jon Moxley, but he does respect him because he had to work his ass off to become the man he is today. MJF says he is not waiting for the spotlight anymore, and Moxley will have to take it out of his cold, dead hands.
Stokely Hathaway says he doesn’t need MJF anymore. He says he can do this on his own, and win, lose, or draw at Full Gear, he will see MJF in Hell.
Match #2 – AEW World Championship Eliminator Tournament – First Round Match: Eddie Kingston (w/Ortiz) vs. Ethan Page (w/Stokely Hathaway)
They lock up and Kingston backs Page into the corner. Kingston applies a side-headlock, but Page takes him to the corner and delivers body shots. Kingston turns it around with a few chops, but Page delivers a right hand. Page drops Kingston with a flying elbow, and then takes him out on the floor. Page gets Kingston back in the ring and delivers a couple elbow shots, but Kingston comes back and slams Page down. Kingston goes for the cover, but Page kicks out. Page slams Kingston into the corner and Kingston rolls to the floor. Page follows and suplexes Kingston on the floor as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Kingston takes Page down and they exchange shots on the mat. They fight to their feet, and then Kingston drops Page with a DDT. Kingston goes for the cover, but Page kicks out. Kingston drops Page with an exploder suplex, and then locks in the Stretch Plum. Page taps, but Hathaway was distracting the referee. Page comes back with a roundhouse kick to Kingston, and then goes up top. Kingston cuts him off and climbs as well. Kingston bites Page’s head, but Page drops down and crotches him on the turnbuckle. Page goes to the middle rope and hits an avalanche Ego’s Edge for the pin fall.
Winner: Ethan Page
Renee Paquette is backstage with Rush, Jose the Assistant, and Dark Order. Jose says Rush is going to win the Eliminator Tournament and that 10 can have the first title shot against him after he wins the title. Rush tells 10 to think about it, because he doesn’t give second or third opportunities. John Silver calls him “Rush-bag” and they brawl.
Ari Daivari is in the ring with Jeeves Kay, and he says he is offering the butler services of Kay in exchange for the TNT Championship.
Match #3 – AEW TNT Championship Match: Wardlow (c) (w/Samoa Joe) vs. Ari Daivari (w/Jeeves Kay)
Wardlow tosses Kay to the outside before the match, and then delivers a headbutt to Daivari after the bell rings. Wardlow drops Daivari with a lariat and delivers the Powerbomb Symphony. Wardlow delivers four powerbombs and gets the pin fall.
Winner and still AEW TNT Champion: Wardlow
-After the match, Joe gets in the ring and Wardlow calls out Powerhouse Hobbs. Hobbs comes to the stage and Wardlow says it is about time he has a suitable opponent for his title. Wardlow says Hobbs isn’t taking the title from him, and he is going to take every title in the company. Joe lays Wardlow out with a shot with the ROH World Television title, and then chokes him out. Hobbs walks toward the ring and smirks, and then Joe stares him down as he backs up the ramp.
Renee Paquette interviews Jade Cargill. Paquette says Cargill will defend the AEW TBS Championship against Nyla Rose at Full Gear, but then Cargill says she will handle Rose this Friday on Rampage.
Tony Schiavone interviews Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. and Saraya in the ring. Saraya says she has been through tests, scans, and everything else and unfortunately…for Britt… she is 100% cleared. Saraya says AEW is her house, and then Baker asks if there is anything more fickle than an AEW fan after they cheered for Saraya. Baker says Saraya has been coming after her since the day she arrived, and she thinks she knows why. Baker says she built AEW from the ground up and made it to where Superstars like Saraya wanted to move into it. Baker says it is funny that Saraya calls it her house, because she didn’t lay a single brick. Baker says she is everything that Saraya wishes she could have been, and says that Saraya walked out of her house and walked into hers. Baker says they don’t take walk-ins and tells her to make an appointment. Saraya says Baker got handed her position by Tony Khan and got fed a few of QT Marshall’s trainees, and has only been in the business for three years. Saraya says she is been in it a lot longer and tells Baker that she has no idea what it means to make it in the business. Saraya says she has wrestled in Madison Square Garden, the O2, and the Tokyo Dome, and now she is standing in front of an ungrateful bitch. Saraya says she has been publicly humiliated and his given her neck for the business, but she is giving Baker another silver platter. Saraya challenges Baker to a match at Full Gear and Baker goes to attack her. Saraya dodges it and slams Baker to the mat. Saraya tells Baker this is her house, again, and leaves the ring.
Lexy Nair interviewed Jay Lethal, Satnam Singh, and Sonjay Dutt earlier today. Dutt paid off The Factory for their help last week, and then Danhausen, Orange Cassidy, and Best Friends walk up. Danhausen trash talks them, and then Marshall says they settle their stuff in the ring. Marshall tells him to put the AEW All-Atlantic title on the line Friday against Lee Johnson, and Cassidy accepts. Best Friends then call Dutt, Singh, and Lethal scum bags and Trent Beretta challenged Lethal to a match for tonight.
Match #4 – Singles Match: Jay Lethal (w/Satnam Singh and Sonjay Dutt) vs. Trent Beretta (w/Chuck Taylor and Danhausen)
Lethal attacks Beretta during his entrance, and then works over his knee. Lethal tosses Beretta into the ring and the bell rings. Lethal continues to work over Beretta’s knee, but Beretta fights back. Lethal kicks Beretta in the knee again, but Beretta counters with a side suplex. Beretta delivers shots against the ropes and beats him down. Lethal comes bakc with a few more kicks to Beretta’s knee, and then delivers a knee-breaker and a dragon-screw leg whip. Chuck Taylor and Danhausen come to ringside as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Beretta counters Lethal and delivers a few chops and elbow strikes. Beretta drops Lethal with a few suplexes and delivers another shot in the corner. Beretta drops Lethal with a spinning DDT and goes for the cover, but Lethal kicks out. Lethal comes back with a kick to Beretta’s knee and climbs up, but Beretta cuts him off with a shot to the back. Beretta climbs as well and drops Lethal with an avalanche half-and-half suplex. Beretta delivers a knee strike, and goes for Strong Zero, but Dutt gets on the apron. Danhausen and Singh do as well, and then Danhausen punches Dutt below the bell. Singh lays Danhausen out and Lethal kicks Beretta in the knee. Lethal drops Beretta with the Lethal Injection and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Jay Lethal
-After the match, Schiavone interviews Lethal, Dutt, and Singh. Dutt tells Schiavone to sit down and shut up, and sends him away. Dutt says they delivered Jeff Jarrett last week, and then Jarrett joins them on the stage. Jarrett says they formed a plan and it started coming together last week. Jarrett hypes up Lethal, Dutt, and Singh, and then calls out Darby Allin and Sting. He says they put Allin in a bodybag last week, and they will do the same to Sting. One of the crew guys gets on the stage to wind Jarrett up, and Jarrett tells him to never do it again as he challenges Allin and Sting to show up next week. Jarrett chases the guy down the ramp, but Dutt calms him down.
Renee Paquette interviews Jack Perry. Perry says Christian Cage doesn’t get to decide when this is over, and what he did to Luchasaurus last week is just the beginning. Perry says he has a challenge for Cage and Luchasaurus, but he wants to do it face-to-face and tells them to show up to Rampage this Friday.
The AEW World Champion, Jon Moxley, comes to the ring with William Regal. Moxley says he thought he knew it all when he and Regal first met years ago. Moxley says he wanted to be just like Regal, and to get his respect he tried to pick a fight with him. Moxley says Regal brutalized him and it pissed him off. Moxley says it caused him to train harder and then he came back and knocked Regal out with a knee to the face. Moxley says Regal took him under his wing, and asks Regal who the younger Moxley reminds him off, and then he says it reminds them of MJF. Moxley says MJF challenged him for the title in the summer of 2020, but he beat MJF and sent him packing. Moxley wonders what will be different this time and asks who exactly MJF is. Moxley says MJF talks the talk, but he can’t fool him. Moxley says MJF calls himself a pillar, but doesn’t know what it means to have any weight on his back. Moxley says MJF calls himself the Devil, but he has seen the Devil and stared him in the eyes. Moxley says MJF is not the Devil at all, but he does want him to fulfill his potential and put AEW on his back one day. Moxley says he will bring the best out of MJF, and tells him that everything he has done up to this point has been easy.
A video package for The Elite airs. This one shows a clock counting down and the Full Gear video playing in the background.
The video package for tonight’s Two-Out-of-Three Falls main event between Bryan Danielson and Sammy Guevara airs.
Match #5 – Singles Match: Jamie Hayter (w/Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. and Rebel) vs. Skye Blue (w/Toni Storm)
Blue delivers forearm shots against the ropes and sends Hayter across, but Hayter ducks to the outside. Blue follows, but Hayter delivers an elbow strike. Blue comes back and slams Hayter into the ring post, and then gets Hayter back into the ring. Blue comes off the ropes and delivers an arm-drag. Blue delivers a rising knee strike and runs the ropes, but Baker grabs her ankle. Hayter delivers a back-breaker, and then drops Blue with an overhead throw as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Blue fights back and drops Hayter with a dropkick. Hayter sends Blue to the apron, and then Blue kicks Rebel and Baker in their faces. Blue kicks Hayter in the face and takes her down with a cross-body. Blue goes for the cover, but Hayter kicks out. Hayter comes back with a kick to the midsection, but Blue rolls through with a kick and an enzuigiri. Blue drops Hayter with the Code Red and goes for the cover, but Hayter kicks out. Hayter comes back with a roll-up for a two count, and then delivers an elbow strike. Hayter follows with forearm strikes, but Blue fires back with an elbow strike. Hayter drops Blue and runs the ropes, but Blue delivers a thrust kick. Hayter comes back with a kick of her own and slams Blue into the corner. Hayter chops Blue in the corner and sends her across. Blue goes for a leap frog, but Hayter catches her and drops her with the ripcord lariat for the pin fall.
Winner: Jamie Hayter
-After the match, Storm chases Hayter out of the ring, and Hayter celebrates with Baker and Rebel on the floor.
Alex Marvez is backstage, but Lance Archer interrupts while he is beating up Ricky Starks. Archer says Marvez doesn’t get to talk to Ricky Starks, because the tournament is his to win and slams Starks into a garage door.
Match #6 – Two-Out-of-Three Falls Match: Bryan Danielson (w/William Regal) vs. Sammy Guevara (w/Tay Melo)
Danielson backs Guevara into the corners and delivers shots and kicks all around the ring. Guevara comes back with a corkscrew dropkick after the run the ropes for a bit, and then Guevara goes for a dive through the ropes. Danielson cuts him off with a forearm shot, and then drops him with a shotgun dropkick. Danielson goes for a dive, but Melo gets Guevara out of the way. Danielson tells her to get out of the way, and then Guevara hits Danielson in the face with a chair.
Winner of the first fall via disqualification: Bryan Danielson
Guevara jams the microphone into Danielson’s eye and chokes him with the cord. Guevara delivers elbow strikes and gets back into the ring as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Danielson has been busted open and Guevara delivers right hands on the mat. Danielson tries to fight back, but Guevara delivers a knee strike. Guevara delivers the GTH and gets the pin fall.
Winner of the second fall: Sammy Guevara
Guevara backs Danielson into the corner and delivers kicks and uppercut. Guevara puts Danielson up top and goes up with him, but Danielson cuts him off with shots to his back. Danielson shoves Guevara down and goes for the diving headbutt, but Guevara dodges it and locks in a cross-face. Danielson tries to roll through, but Guevara keeps it applied. Danielson picks Guevara up, but Guevara gets him back down and keeps the cross-face applied. Danielson finally gets to the ropes, but Guevara takes him to the corner and delivers chops and forearms. Danielson fights back with some of his own, and then follows with a headbutt. Danielson delivers a knee strike as Guevara comes off the ropes, and the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Melo gets ejected from ringside after interfering during the commercial break. Guevara and Danielson exchange shots and fight to their feet. Danielson suplexes Guevara into the corner and hangs him upside down. Danielson delivers kicks to Guevara, and follows with a low dropkick. Guevara comes back and sends Danielson to the floor, and then takes him out with a Shooting Star Press. Guevara gets Danielson back in the ring and goes for the double springboard cutter, but Danielson counters and applies the LeBell Lock. Guevara makes it to the ropes, but Danielson kicks him in the chest repeatedly. Guevara dodges the last one and delivers a knee strike. Guevara goes for the GTH, but Danielson counters and drops Guevara with a reverse-rana. Danielson goes for the knee strike, but Guevara dodges it and locks in the Lion Tamer. Guevara turns it into a Boston Crab, but Danielson makes it to the ropes. Guevara goes for the GTH, but Danielson lands on his feet and delivers the running knee strike. Danielson goes for the stomps, but Guevara blocks and drops Danielson with a DDT.
Guevara goes up top and goes for a senton, but Danielson gets his knees up. Danielson delivers elbow strikes and locks in the LeBell Lock. Danielson pulls Guevara arms back farther and Guevara passes out.
Winner of the third fall: Bryan Danielson