11/15/23 AEW Dynamite Recap
The opening credits roll. Excalibur, Taz, and Tony Schiavone are on commentary from Ontario, California.
Footage from last of The Acclaimed being attacked by the masked assailants and Samoa Joe telling MJF it’s looking like he is running out of friends airs. We will hear from MJF later tonight.
Match #1 – Tag Team Match: Hook and Orange Cassidy vs. Jon Moxley and Wheeler Yuta
Hook and Cassidy attack Moxley and Yuta during their entrance, and they brawl in the crowd. Moxley and Yuta take advantage, and Yuta takes Hook to ringside. Yuta delivers a few shots as Moxley chokes Cassidy with his shirt. Hook comes back with a chop to Yuta, but Yuta turns it around and gets him in the ring as the referee calls for the bell. Moxley stomps on Cassidy in the crowd as Yuta drops Hook with a body slam. Yuta goes for the cover, but Hook kicks out. Hook comes back with few throws across the ring, and Moxley tags in. Hook delivers an elbow strike and drops Moxley with a suplex. Hook charges, but Moxley drops him with a shot and tags in Yuta. Yuta delivers a kick to Hook’s head and goes for the cover, but Hook kicks out. Yuta delivers right hands as we see Cassidy down at ringside. Moxley tags back in and kicks Hook in the midsection.
Moxley follows with a slam and goes for a clothesline, but Hook ducks under and goes for Redrum. Yuta pulls Hook out of the ring and slams him into the barricade. Cassidy dives onto Yuta, and then slams Moxley into the barricade. Hook drops Moxley with a T-bone suplex and tags Cassidy in. Cassidy delivers a diving DDT and delivers a few of his kicks. Cassidy fires up with harder kicks and goes for another DDT, but Moxley blocks it. Yuta knocks Hook to the floor and clotheslines Cassidy down. Moxley goes for the cover, but Cassidy kicks out. Yuta tags in and stomps on Cassidy as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Moxley drops Cassidy with a shot. Moxley stomps on Cassidy and mocks him with a few soft kicks. Moxley kicks Cassidy in the face a few times and runs the ropes, but Cassidy drops him with a dropkick. Hook and Yuta tag in and exchange shots. Hook backs Yuta into the corner and delivers a headbutt. Hook drops Yuta with a Northern Lights suplex and goes for the cover, but Yuta kicks out. Hook drops Moxley to the floor with a shot, and then delivers an elbow strike to Yuta. Yuta comes right back with a German, but Hook delivers one of his own. Yuta delivers a rolling elbow strike, and then they drop each other with clotheslines. They get to their feet, but Moxley knocks Hook back down. Cassidy takes Moxley to the outside and delivers a few shots. Yuta gets Hook in a roll-up for two, but Hook comes back with a clothesline.
Moxley comes back and tags in. Moxley takes Hook down, but Cassidy delivers an Orange Punch to Moxley. Moxley immediately sends Cassidy to the outside, and then Hook goes for Redrum. Yuta makes a tag and Moxley delivers the Death Rider to Hook. Yuta comes in and covers Hook with the seatbelt pin and gets the pin fall.
Winners: Jon Moxley and Wheeler Yuta
-After the match, Moxley grabs a microphone. Moxley says Cassidy is nothing and has never been anything. Moxley says it’s time for a course correction, and he will walk out of Full Gear as the AEW International Champion. Moxley says there is nothing that Cassidy can do to stop him.
Chris Jericho, Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi, and Paul Wight are shown arriving to the arena.
Tony Schiavone is in the ring, and he introduces Adam Page and Swerve Strickland. Page calls Strickland a coward and says he is worthless. Page says Strickland is more worthless now than when he got fired two years ago. Page says Strickland doesn’t have it in him, can’t cut him, and isn’t the man he thinks he is. Page says Strickland surrounds himself with yes-men and says Prince Nana is just using him to make a living. Page calls Strickland a child and he will teach him the last lesson of his life. Page says Strickland should have never came into his house, and he will be Strickland’s judge, jury, and executioner at Full Gear. Page says they have a stipulation that they can’t lay hands on each other, but it didn’t say anything about Nana. Page beats down Nana as Strickland has to look on. Security rushes the ring, but Page fights them off and drops one of them with a Buckshot Lariat as Strickland and Nana look on from the ramp.
Lexy Nair interviews Roderick Strong and The Kingdom. Strong says he knows who The Devil is and he needs to tell his best friend. He calls Adam Cole, who appears on the screen. Strong asks Cole if he saw his match on Collision, and Cole says yes. Strong says he knows he did great, and then says MJF is the Devil. Cole says maybe Strong is the Devil since he is throwing around accusations. Strong gets offended and says it is definitely MJF, and then Cole hangs up.
Match #2 – #1 Contender’s (AEW TBS Championship) Eliminator Match: Red Velvet vs. Skye Blue
They lock up and Blue applies a wrist-lock. Velvet turns it into one of her own, but Blue turns it into a side-headlock. They exchange waist-locks as Kris Statlander is shown watching backstage. They exchange arm-drags, and then Velvet drops Blue in the corner. Velvet chokes Blue with her boot and connects with a low dropkick. Velvet goes for the cover, but Blue kicks out and rolls to the floor. Blue comes back to the apron and drops Velvet with a DDT through the ropes. Blue slams Velvet into the barricade as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Blue kicks Velvet in the face in the corner. Blue goes for a power bomb, but Velvet rolls through and gets a two count. They exchange roll-ups for one counts, and then Velvet gets a two count to end the sequence. Velvet kicks Blue in the head and follows with a slam. Velvet delivers a knee strike to the neck and goes for a kick, but Blue dodges it. Blue goes for Code Blue, but Velvet dodges it. Velvet tries to slam Blue, but Blue counters with Skye Fall and gets a two count. Blue goes for a running knee strike, but Velvet counters with a power bomb for a two count. Velvet slams Blue down from the ropes and goes for the cover, but Blue kicks out at two again. Velvet goes for the corkscrew kick, but Blue ducks under and delivers a knee strike. Blue delivers Code Blue and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Skye Blue
A vignette for Miro airs. He talks about Daniel Garcia and says he is about to suffer at the hands of the Redeemer.
RJ City is with Mariah May outside of Toni Storm’s locker room. May knocks on the door, but Luther answers and slams it in her face. She knocks again and City explains it to Luther, and Luther lets her in. May tells Storm she is a big fan and became a wrestler because of her. Storm tells May she isn’t doing autographs and sends May away. Storm tells Luther to get her a tune-up match on Rampage this Friday.
Match #3 – Singles Match: Samoa Joe vs. Jon Cruz
Cruz delivers a few kicks, but Joe isn’t fazed and drops him with a kick to the face. Joe jabs Cruz into the corner and stomps him down. Joe delivers another right hand and connects with a back elbow and an enzuigiri in the corner. Cruz comes back with a shot and comes off the top, but Joe walks out of the way. Joe drops Cruz with a lariat and locks in the Coquina Clutch, and Cruz taps out.
Winner: Samoa Joe
-After the match, Joe says he comes from Southern California and since MJF is in his hood he extends his offer of friendship once more. Joe says the time is limited, because whether MJF has his friendship or not he is inevitable.
A recap of Bryan Danielson and Tony Khan announcing the AEW Continental Classic from this past Saturday’s Collision airs, along with Danielson being confirmed as the first participant.
Match #4 – Tag Team Match: Komander and Penta El Zero Miedo (w/Alex Abrahantes) vs. The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson)
Komander and Nick start the match, and Komander delivers a quick kick to the chest. Komander takes Nick down and applies a headlock. Nick sends Komander off the ropes, but Penta tags in. Matt also tags in, and all fur men dodge moves before delivering elbow strikes and kicks to the face. They all shake hands, and then The Bucks deliver superkicks to send Komander and Penta to the floor. Nick takes them down with a dive over the ropes and gets Penta back into the ring. Matt charges, but Penta kicks him in the face. Penta follows with another kick and tags in Komander. Komander takes Matt down with a springboard cross-body, but Matt punches him in the throat. Komander comes back with a back elbow to Matt and a shot to Nick. The Bucks come right back and double team Komander, and then send Penta to the outside as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Komander takes advantage of The Bucks, Komander sends Matt to the floor and drops Nick with a hurricanrana. Komander sends Nick into Matt with another hurricanrana and tags in Penta. Penta dives onto The Bucks and gets Matt back into the ring. Penta drops Matt with the Slingblade and dives onto Nick again. Penta drops Nick with a Slingblade and gets him into the ring. Penta delivers thrust kicks to The Bucks and Komander drops them with a DDT from Penta’s shoulders. Penta drops Matt with Made in Japan and goes for the cover, but Nick breaks it up. Komander tags in and goes for a Shooting Star Press on Matt, but Matt gets to his feet and drops Komander with a few Northern Lights suplexes. Matt drops Penta with one as well and The Bucks go for the Meltzer Driver on Komander. Komander sends Nick into Matt, and then Penta drops Nick with the Fear Factor on the apron.
Komander drops Matt with a hurricanrana and goes for the cover, but Matt kicks out. Penta tags in and picks Matt up. Komander drops Nick with a Destroyer from Penta’s back. Penta slams Matt and goes for the cover, but Matt kicks out. Matt and Penta exchange shots and kicks, and then Nick tags in. Nick delivers a superkick and Komander tags in. Nick delivers low blows to Komander and Penta and drops Komander with the Judas Effect. The Bucks deliver the BTE Trigger to Kommander and Matt gets the pin fall.
Winners: The Young Bucks
Lexy interviews The Young Bucks and asks them why they cheated in their home town. Matt says they really don’t care about the rules anymore, but Kenny Omega interrupts. He asks them if that’s what they’re doing now, and the bring up how he got all of his success in AEW. Omega says he hopes they can keep it clean at Full Gear, and they say their problem is only with Chris Jericho. Jericho walks up and calls them “jackasses” and “kids” and tells Omega to leave with him. Matt hits Jericho from behind as he walks away, and then security rushes in to separate them.
Match #5 – Tag Team Match: The Gunns (Austin Gunn and Colten Gunn) (w/Juice Robinson) vs. Dean Alexander and Peter Avalon
The Gunns beat the guys down and Austin tosses Avalon of the outside. Colten beats down Alexander in the corner, and then The Gunns drop him with 3:10 to Yuma for the pin fall.
Winners: The Gunns
-After the match, The Gunns says that was two-on-two, and tell MJF to imagine what they will do to him on Saturday since he doesn’t have a partner.
A new vignette for Wardlow airs. He says he saw fear in the Devil’s eyes, and tells MJF that his time is running out. Wardlow says the days of the Devil ruling AEW are coming to an end, and he is going to make the Devil his bitch.
Match #6 – Like a Dragon Gaiden Eight-Man Tag Team Street Fight: Chris Jericho, Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi, and Paul Wight vs. Brian Cage, Konosuke Takeshita, Kyle Fletcher, and Powerhouse Hobbs (w/Don Callis)
All eight guys brawl on the stage and ramp. Jericho hits Fletcher with his baseball bat as Wight and Cage go at it at the top of the ramp. Fletcher gets free and goes after Wight, but Wight drops him with a chop and chokeslams him off the stage and through a table. Cage tosses Ibushi into the ring as Wight walks backstage. Cage delivers a few shots to Ibushi, but Ibushi comes back with some of his own and sends Cage to the outside. Takeshita gets into the ring and exchange shots to Ibushi. Ibushi delivers a round kick, and then Omega gets into the ring and they double-team Takeshita. Omega and Ibushi moonsault onto Takeshita and Cage on the outside, and then Wight and Hobbs are shown brawling outside the arena. Wight slams Hobbs into a car and delivers a chop. Jericho hits Cage with a plastic crate and Omega kicks Takeshita in the head. Omega and Jericho hit Cage and Takeshita with the match sponsor signs.
Omega grinds a barbed wire bat against Takeshita’s head, but Takeshita comes back and slams Omega into a sponsor sign. Cage slams Jericho into the timekeeper’s table, and then Ibushi rides a bicycle to ringside and deliver a shot to Fletcher and Takeshita. Cage clotheslines Ibushi off the bike, and then Hobbs power slams Wight onto the windshield and hood of the car. Takeshita hits Omega, Jericho, and Ibushi with the bike as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Takeshita and Jericho brawl backstage as Hobbs is being restrained from going after Wight again. Takeshita slams Jericho into a trash can, but Jericho throws the lid at Takeshita’s face. Tables get set up at ringside as Jericho chokes Takeshita in the concourse. Takeshita turns it around on Jericho as Fletcher and Cage double-team Omega in the ring. Cage and Fletcher double suplex Omega onto a plastic pallet and Fletcher goes for the cover, but Omega kicks out. Fletcher tries to his Omega with a bottle, but Omega kicks him in the midsection and backs Cage into the corner. Omega delivers a knees strike to Fletcher and drops Cage with a snap-dragon suplex. Omega grabs the bottle, but Fletcher delivers a rolling elbow strike. Fletcher comes off the ropes, but Omega shatters the bottle over his head. Takeshita beats Jericho down in the concourse as Cage drops Omega with a lariat.
Ibushi drops Cage with a missile dropkick, and then Takeshita tries to dive onto Jericho from the coolers. Jericho sprays a fire extinguisher in Takeshita’s face and delivers the Judas Effect. Omega and Ibushi go for the Golden Trigger, but Hobbs gets into the ring and drops them with a double clothesline. Hobbs drops Omega with the World’s Most Dangerous Slam, and then Cage superplexes Omega through the tables on the outside. Hobbs slams Ibushi with a spine-buster as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Hobbs splashes Jericho in the corner. Jericho dodges a second one and delivers a Codebreaker. Cage drops Jericho with an F-5, and then Omega drops Cage with shot. Fletcher drops Omega with a suplex, and then slams Ibushi through a sign from the apron with a leaping Tombstone Piledriver. Jericho drops Hobbs with the Judas Effect and Omega delivers a knee strike. Omega and Jericho duct tape Hobbs to the ropes, and then Jericho tapes his mouth shut as well. Ibushi tosses the chairs into the ring and Omega busts a sign over Hobbs’ head. Cage drops Omega with a discus lariat and kicks Jericho in the face. Cage slams Jericho down and goes for the Drill Claw on Omega. Omega escapes and delivers a knee strike. Jericho hits Cage with the baseball bat and Omega drops him with a reverse-rana. Omega delivers the V Trigger to Cage, and then delivers one to Hobbs as well. Omega delivers the One Winged Angel to Cage and gets the pin fall.
Winners: Chris Jericho, Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi, and Paul Wight
Announced for this Friday’s Collision:
-Hikaru Shida and Kris Statlander vs. Ruby Soho and Saraya
-Daniel Garcia vs. Miro
-Dax Harwood vs. Rush
Announced for this Friday’s Rampage:
-Emi Sakura vs. Toni Storm
-Renee Paquette will interview Jay White and MJF
Announced for this Saturday’s Full Gear:
Announced for this Saturday’s Full Gear:
-AEW World Championship Match: MJF (c) vs. Jay White
-AEW Women’s World Championship Match: Hikaru Shida (c) vs. Toni Storm
-AEW World Tag Team Championship – Four-Way Match: Big Bill and Ricky Starks (c) vs. Brody King and Malakai Black vs. Dralistico and Rush vs. FTR
-AEW International Championship Match: Orange Cassidy (c) vs. Jon Moxley
-AEW TBS Championship – Three-Way Match: Kris Statlander (c) vs. Julia Hart vs. Skye Blue
-Trios Tag Team Match: Adam Copeland, Darby Allin, and Sting vs. Christian Cage, Luchasaurus, and Nick Wayne
-Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega vs. The Young Bucks
-Texas Death Match: Adam Page vs. Swerve Strickland
Zero Hour: ROH World Tag Team Championship Match: MJF and TBA (c) vs. The Gunns
MJF makes his way to the ring. MJF says no matter how quickly he tries to outrun his past, it catches up to him. He says anyone who has gotten close to him has gotten hurt, and apologizes to Adam Cole and The Acclaimed for getting caught in the crosshairs of his life. He wishes all of them well, and then says he is proud to have made it to the mountaintop of professional wrestling. MJF says the air at the top is lonely, and he seems men coming from all directions to shove him off the top. MJF says he is afraid he could lose it all in an instant and is afraid he is going to let the fans down. MJF says he is afraid, but that doesn’t mean he is going to give up his spot.
MJF says Jay White has a chance to prove himself on Saturday, but he doesn’t think he can. MJF says he doesn’t think anyone can, because he is better than all of them. MJF says to the man who stole his mask and hired those goons, he is going to find out who it is and there will be hell to pay. Jay White interrupts and tells MJF to stop because he is embarrassing himself. White says MJF is trying so hard to be the hero, but he has always been and will always be the villain. White says MJF has told everyone time and time again that he is the Devil, but he means nothing to the fans. White says the fans also mean nothing to MJF because he hasn’t changed. White says MJF’s days as the AEW World Champion are numbered and then says he has two words for MJF, “Get him.”
Robinson and The Gunns attack MJF from behind and beat him down. Robinson drops MJF with a loaded left hand, and then The Gunns drop him with 3:10 to Yuma. White gets into the ring and drops MJF with the Bladerunner. White makes the cover and Robinson makes the count for three. Bullet Club Gold stand over MJF and Samoa Joe is shown watching backstage as the show comes to a close.