11/30/22 AEW Dynamite Recap
The opening credits roll. Excalibur, Taz, and Tony Schiavone are on commentary from Indianapolis, Indiana.
Jon Moxley makes his way to the ring. Moxley says this is a crazy ride and you never know what’s around the corner. Moxley says there are three guarantees in life: death, taxes, and Jon Moxley. He says there is nobody who can outwork, out-wrestle, out-bleed, or out-sweat him. He says he does what he wants and the AEW ring belongs to him. Moxley says there isn’t a man in the back or within 100 miles that can come out and tell him any different. Adam Page makes his return and comes to the ring. Page gets right in Moxley’s face and Moxley asks him if he is sure he wants to do this after what happened last time. Moxley asks him if he remembers the last time, and Page drops him with a right hand. They brawl around ringside before referees and security run out to try and separate them. They keep getting pulled apart, but escaping and brawling over and over. They finally pull Page back up and ramp, but Moxley breaks free and charges up the ramp. Moxley falls off the ramp, but comes right back and they brawl again. They finally get separated and taken down separate tunnels.
Match #1 – Singles Match: Bryan Danielson vs. Dax Harwood
They lock up and Danielson drops Harwood with a side-headlock take down. Harwood gets free, but Danielson backs him into the ropes. Danielson goes for a kick, but Harwood dodges it and then drops Danielson with a shoulder tackle. Danielson comes back and goes for the LeBell Lock, but Harwood escapes and goes for the Sharpshooter. Danielson gets to the ropes and kicks Harwood in the face. Harwood stomps on Danielson’s head and Danielson goes to the floor. Danielson comes back in, but Harwood chops him in the corner a few times. Danielson comes back with chops and kicks in the corner, but Harwood gets a roll-up for two. Harwood drops Danielson with a cross-body and gets another two count, and then delivers another chop. Harwood kicks Danielson in the chest, but Danielson sends him to the outside and sends him over the barricade with a dive. Harwood comes back and they exchange shots as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Harwood drops Danielson with the third in a series of suplexes and goes up top. Danielson rolls away, but Harwood goes after him. They exchange waist-locks and dodge shots, and then Harwood delivers a pile-driver. Harwood goes for the cover, but Danielson kicks out. Harwood dives off the top, but Danielson dodges and rolls him up for a two count. Danielson sends Harwood to the floor and takes him out with a dive. Danielson chops Harwood a few times and gets him back into the ring and goes up top. Harwood cuts him off and sets up for a suplerplex, but Danielson drops down and crotches Harwood on the turnbuckle. Danielson delivers the hammer-and-anvil elbows on the top rope and goes for a back-suplex, but Harwood rolls through. Danielson rolls right back through and gets a two count. They fight back to their feet and exchange shots, including short-arm clotheslines, and then drop each other back down with shots. Danielson goes for a kick, but Harwood counters with a right hand. Harwood goes for the sling-shot power bomb, but Danielson counters and goes for a hurricanrana. Harwood rolls through and gets a two count, but Danielson delivers a hard shot. Danielson goes for the cover, but Harwood kicks out.
Danielson delivers a series of kicks, but Harwood dodges the last one. Harwood goes for a suplex, but Danielson lands on his feet. Harwood dodges the running knee and delivers the slingshot power bomb. Harwood goes for the cover, but Danielson kicks out. Harwood applies the Sharpshooter, but Danielson makes it to the ropes. Harwood goes for the Sharpshooter again, but Danielson rolls him up and they exchange roll up attempts for two. Danielson transitions into the LeBell Lock and Harwood taps out.
Winner: Bryan Danielson
-After the match, Danielson extends his hand for a handshake, but Harwood walks by him. Harwood quickly turns around and shake his hand and they share a hug.
Tony Schiavone interviews Ricky Starks backstage and announces that the battle royale for the Dynamite Diamond Ring will take place next week. Starks says he is entering that battle royale because he is coming after everything that MJF has and is going to prove that he is absolute.
Back from the break, Moxley and Page are brawling backstage. Page slams Moxley into a garage door and they are finally pulled apart again.
Renee Paquette interviewed members of both The Blackpool Combat Club and The Jericho Appreciation Society earlier today. Matt Menard says Claudio Castagnoli could be whatever he wanted to be as a sports entertainer and Claudio Castagnoli gets pissed and says he is done with it all and leaves. Daniel Garcia challenges Castagnoli and Wheeler Yuta to a tag team match next week, and Yuta agrees but says he wants a shot at the ROH Pure Championship at Final Battle, and Garcia agrees.
Match #2 – AEW TNT Championship Match: Samoa Joe (c) vs. AR Fox
Joe delivers a few quick shots, but Fox comes back with a few of his own and sends Joe to the outside with an enzuigiri. Fox dives to the outside and delivers a kick to Joe. Fox gets Joe back in the ring, but Joe comes back and slams him down. Joe connects with a senton as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Joe slams Fox to the mat. Joe goes for the cover, but Fox kicks out. Joe puts Fox up top, but Fox comes back with a few forearm shots. Joe delivers a chop and climb up top, but Fox shoves him away and drops him with a leaping DDT. Fox delivers a few kicks to Joe’s head and drops him with a cutter. Fox hits a 450 splash and goes for the cover, but Joe kicks out. Fox dives off the top, but Joe dodges him and delivers a running back elbow. Joe delivers the Muscle Buster and gets the pin fall.
Winner and still AEW TNT Champion: Samoa Joe
-After the match, Joe grabs both of his belts and declares himself the King of Television. Wardlow interrupts and says he hope Joe is enjoying hie role because he is coming for what is him. Wardlow says this is his world, and Joe gets pissed when the crowd starts chanting for Wardlow.
A vignette airs for Powerhouse Hobbs.
“Technique by Taz” returns, and he focuses on Hook’s successful FTW Championship defense against Lee Moriarty from a couple of weeks ago.
William Regal makes his way to the ring and introduces the new AEW World Champion, MJF. MJF tells the crowd to keep their mouths shut and says he wants to reveal how his unholy union with Mr. Regal came to be. He reads an email that Regal sent him and says they met behind closed doors many times after the email was sent. MJF says Regal wanted him to leave Moxley with a lesson that he would never forget, and never forget the day that he was outsmarted by MJF. MJF says he kind of respects The Firm and says he is above chasing people down. He says speaking of things that he is above, it’s time to talk about the AEW title belt. He says it’s time to get out with the old and in with the new. He says the belt desperately needs an upgrade because it reminds him of all of the guys who held it before him. He says none of them are on his level, and says this version of the title is garbage. MJF tosses the old belt on the ground, and reveals an updated version of the title which has a Burberry design matches his scarf. MJF says no one deserves to be recognized as the World Champion except for him, especially not guys like Eddie Kingston, Ricky Starks, and Bryan Danielson. MJF says as long as he is in AEW, no one will know what it’s like to be on top. MJF says he will use the Beautiful Burberry Belt as a bargaining chip in the Great Bidding War of 2024 and will make more money in one day than anyone in the crowd in their entire lives. MJF brings up his boys “Nick and Trips” and then says maybe Hollywood wins instead. MJF says the people who were happy that he won the title are fickle and will soon turn on him, because he will very rarely wrestle or put the title on the line. MJF says people will have to pay money to see him defend the title and his reign of terror has just begun. MJF puts on the brass knuckles as he thanks Regal for everything he has done, and then lays Regal out with a shot from behind. MJF says Regal made a deal with the devil and tells him that the game has changed and quotes the email that Regal sent him years ago before leaving the ring. Danielson runs to the ring with doctors and trainers, and they load Regal on a stretcher as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Regal is being loaded into an ambulance as Danielson watches on. Danielson gets in there with him and they take off for the hospital.
Match #3 – Singles Match: Ari Daivari vs. Ricky Starks
Before the match, Stokely Hathaway and Ethan Page come to the stage. Matt Hardy interrupts them and does his “Delete” gesture. Page says Hardy will help him win the battle royale next week, and then says he will beat Starks’ ass and then take the AEW World title, and that’s if Starks even makes it to Winter is Coming.
Daivari attacks Starks from behind, but Starks comes right back and drops him with a few shots. Starks delivers the Rochambeau and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Ricky Starks
Tony Schiavone interviews Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. and the AEW Women’s World Champion, Jamie Hayter. Hayter suggests that Schiavone has a sit-down interview with her next week since Renee Paquette is having one with Saraya this Friday on Rampage, and he agrees.
Match #4 – Singles Match: Anna Jay A.S. (w/Tay Melo) vs. Willow Nightingale
Nightingale drops Jay with a shoulder tackle and follows with a few short-arm clotheslines. Nightingale slams Jay to the mat and connects with a low cross-body. Nightingale goes for the cover, but Jay kicks out. Nightingale delivers a few hip attacks in the corner, but Jay comes back with a forearm shot and a kick to the back. Jay delivers a flipping neck-breaker as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Jay and Nightingale exchange shots. Nightingale drops Jay with a boot and follows with a spine-buster. Nightingale goes for the cover, but Jay kicks out. Jay comes back with a back heel kick and then slams her to the mat. Jay goes for the cover, but Nightingale kicks out. Jay goes for the Queen Slayer, but Nightingale counters out and sets up for the Doctor Bomb. Melo gets on the apron, but Nightingale knocks her down. Nightingale goes for the Doctor Bomb, but Jay counters with a roll-up for a two count. Nightingale dodges a clothesline and delivers one of her own, and then delivers the Doctor Bomb for the pin fall.
Winner: Willow Nightingale
-After the match, Ruby Soho’s music hits, and she appears in the ring behind Melo. Soho takes Melo down and delivers shots. Soho knocks Jay off the apron and takes Melo to the outside. Melo tries to escape, but Soho catches her and delivers a headbutt. Soho drops Melo with Destination Unknown on the ramp.
Footage of The House of Black’s return on last week’s Dynamite airs.
Tony Schiavone interviews Orange Cassidy and QT Marshall backstage. Marshall challenges Cassidy for the AEW All-Atlantic Championship in a Lumberjack Match, and Cassidy accepts and acts like he doesn’t care.
The AEW TBS Champion, Jade Cargill, comes to the ring with Leila Grey and Red Velvet for her title celebration. Cargill says they are here for her celebration, but she decides who is in The Baddies. She says they got rid of the trash last week, and then asks Grey and Velvet why they were hanging out with her over the weekend. She tells them to get in line, or they cans step. Cargill says she is the best star in the company and is a real star. She brings up her beef with Bow-Wow, and then a video of him talking to her appears on the screen.
The Acclaimed and Billy Gunn are backstage. They announce that they will defend the AEW World Tag Team Championship on Rampage this Friday night.
Match #5 – AEW World Trios Championship – Match 3 in a Best-of-7 Series: Death Triangle (PAC, Penta El Zero Miedo, and Rey Fenix) (w/Alex Abrahantes) vs. The Elite (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson, and Nick Jackson) (w/Don Callis)
The Elite attack Death Triangle during their entrance and take control. They take down The Lucha Brothers on the ramp, and The Young Bucks pull PAC to ringside. Omega goes for a running V Trigger, but PAC gets free and delivers a superkick to Omega. The Lucha Brothers run down the ramp and take down The Bucks. Death Triangle stand tall and regroup as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, the match officially begins. The Bucks powerbomb PAC and Fenix on the apron, but Penta delivers a chop to Omega. Omega drops The Bucks with shots and back-breakers, and then drops Omega as well. Matt accidentally takes referee Nick Knox out and Alex Abrahantes hands the hammer to Penta. Penta gets Omega in the ring, but Fenix grabs the hammer from Penta. Penta shoves Fenix away and takes the hammer back. Fenix takes it right back and Omega hits Fenix with a V Trigger. The Bucks hit Penta with superkicks and Omega drops him with a snap-dragon suplex. Omega delivers a power bomb and the V Trigger. Omega goes for the cover, but PAC breaks it up. The Bucks accidentally kicks Omega in the head when Penta moves, and then Death Triangle send The Bucks to the floor and then take out The Elite with dives. Penta drops Omega with Fear Factor and goes for the cover, but Omega kicks out. PAC tags in, but Matt comes in and delivers superkicks to Death Triangle and then suplexes The Lucha Brothers. PAC kicks Omega in the face and puts him up top.
PAC climbs up, but Omega delivers shots to him. PAC comes back with an avalanche Falcon Arrow. PAC goes for the cover, but Omega kicks out as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Omega delivers a shot to PAC, but PAC comes back with a German suplex. Omega comes right back with a clothesline, and Fenix and Nick tag in. Nick delivers a superkick, and then a roundhouse kick. Nick drops Fenix with a cutter and rolls him up for a two count. Matt tags in and The Bucks go for the Meltzer Driver, but Fenix counters out. The Bucks come back and hit More Bang for Your Buck and Matt goes for the cover, but Penta breaks it up. Penta gets sent to the floor and The Bucks go for the BTE Trigger. PAC and Penta break it up and Omega comes back in with shots to them. Fenix drops Omega with a cutter and tags in Penta. The Lucha Brothers hit the Fear Factor on Matt and Fenix takes Omega and Nick out with a dive. PAC tags in and Penta takes Omega and Nick as well. PAC hits the Black Arrow and goes for the cover, but Matt kicks out. PAC delivers a brain buster and goes for another cover, but Matt kicks out. PAC goes for the Black Arrow, but Matt counters with the knees and gets a roll-up for the pin fall as Fenix and Penta were being held back.
Winners: The Elite
Series: Death Triangle leads 2-1
Next Match: Wednesday, December 14th at Dynamite: Winter is Coming
-After the match, Omega says there was never going to be a sweep and they are bringing it back. Omega bids everyone a good night and goodbye, and The Elite stand tall in the ring as the show comes to a close.