AEW Dynamite Results
January 18, 2023
Save Mart Center in Fresno, California.
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
A graphic honoring the late Jamin Pugh (Jay Briscoe) kicks off Dynamite.
All-Atlantic Title – Orange Cassidy (c) vs. Jay Lethal
The bell rings and we are under way. Jeff Jarrett, Sonjay Dutt and Satnam Singh are walking in between the crowd and sit between the fans.
In the ring, Lethal trips Cassidy up but Cassidy rolls him up but Lethal kicks out. Lethal to his feet as he throws Cassidy to the turnbuckle but Cassidy flips over and lands on the ring apron. A right and by Lethal and Cassidy falls to the outside.
Danhausen asks Jarrett and Sonjay for their tickets and he kicks them out of their seats. That distracts Lethal as Cassidy gets back to the ring. Cassidy with a suicide dive onto Lethal. He throws Lethal back into the ring. Cassidy goes for a DDT but Lethal throws him onto the top rope and onto the mat. Right hands by Lethal as he throws Cassidy to the outside of the ring. Danhausen
Lethal slams Cassidy into the ring apron and into the ring post. Lethal gets Cassidy back into the ring and goes for the cover but Cassidy kicks out. Lethal climbs the top rope but Cassidy rolls away to the other turnbuckle. Lethal climbs the opposing turnbuckle and Lethal goes back down and climbs the opposing turnbuckle again. Lethal climbs, jumps but Cassidy gets his foot up. Cassidy on the ring apron and he slams Lethal face first into the turnbuckle pad. Cassidy climbs the top rope and a crossbody onto Lethal. Cassidy to the ropes and he hits him with the stunner. Cassidy with a DDT. He goes for the cover but Jay Lethal kicks out.
Jeff Jarrett tries to jump the barricade but Sonjay Dutt stops him. Cassidy climbs the top rope and jumps but Lethal catches him and hits him with a modified back breaker. Lethal goes for the Lethal Injection but Cassidy moves out of the way. Cassidy removes his elbow and goes for the Orange Punch but Lethal gets him in a fireman’s carry and drops Cassidy. Lethal hits him with the Lethal Injection and Cassidy rolls and falls to the outside of the ring.
Sonjay distracts the referee as Jarrett tries to give Lethal the guitar but Danhausen steals it from Jarrett. Lethal chases him around the ring and into the ring. Lethal gets into the ring and Cassidy rolls him up but Lethal kicks out. Cassidy hits him with the Orange Punch. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Still AEW All-Atlantic Champion, Orange Cassidy
Best friends get in the ring as Satnam Singh gets in the ring. He grabs them but Dutt stops him. Jarrett gets in the ring and he is about to hit Cassidy with the guitar. Dutt stops him. Cassidy kicks Sonjay as Lethal grabs Dutt and all four men leave the ring.
Top Flight vs. The Young Bucks
Winners: Top Flight
Out come the Gunns to the ring. They get to the ring and they tell the fans to show them respect as they are the best tag team in the world. They talk about how last week, the Acclaimed embarrassed them. But they made the Acclaim popular, they made them champions, they even gave them their dad. But that will be the last time they ever embarrass them.
Out come the Acclaimed as the Gunns tell them to cut their music. They don’t want to hear a rhyme, this isn’t about Fresno. The Acclaimed ask the fans if they came to hear the Gunns talk or a freestyle. They cut a freestyle about how the Gunns got a job in AEW because of their dad. They get in the ring and a fight breaks out as Billy Gunn breaks it up. Billy says he is sick and tired of this He is sick of his kicks whinning and the Acclaimed are tag team champions, to start acting like it.
Next week, they will sit down and hash it out. He has two words for them, family therapy.
Renee is backstage with Adam Page. He tells her physically, he feels fine. But with the win against Moxley, he has his word back of wanting to beat him. Renee mentions how Moxley says he pushes him to be better. Page says he understands the nature of wrestling. In their first match, he got put to sleep but he made a joke about it. But Page knocked him out and got the win. That’s how he feels about it.
He says he has some conversations he doesn’t want to have about his future. He asks her how Moxley is doing as she says he has been hurt for 10 years but he will brush it off. Page asks her if she can… Nevermind, he says it’s stupid and walks away.
Jake Hager vs. Ricky Starks
The bell rings and we are under way. Hager with right hands. He sends Starks to the ropes and a shoulder block by Hager. He slams Ricky into the corner but Ricky with a chop to the chest. Ricky walks the top rope but Hager grabs him and Starks lands on his feet. He pushes Hager to the outside. Starks goes for a baseball slide but Hager moves out of the way. He tries to throw Ricky into the ring post but Starks slides under the bottom rope but appears to have hurt his ankle.
A table is set up at ringside. Ricky jumps off the top rope and a springboard crossbody. Starks with a clothesline. He lands a jumping DDT. He goes for the cover but Hager kicks out. JAS get on the ring apron as Starks knocks them down. Hager goes for a right hand but Starks moves out of the way and hits him with a spear. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Ricky Starks
JAS are backstage with Tony. Jericho says Starks has been mocking us, evading them and beating them. But that will end next week. Next week it will be Starks and Action Andretti vs. Guevara and Chris Jericho. Daniel Garcia says he wants to be Jericho’s partner next week and Guevara is happy about it. Jericho says it will be no matter who will be his partner next week, they will get the win.
Bryan Danielson vs. Bandido
The bell rings and we are under way. An arm bar by Bryan but Bandido gets out of it. Both men exchange submissions and Bandido gets him in a Mexican surfboard but Bryan gets out of it. Bryan with a kick onto Bandido’s left leg. Bryan stomps on Bandido’s legs as both men slowly get to their feet. Bryan with a sunset flip but Bandido kicks out. Bandido trips Bryan and both men to their feet. Kicks by Bryan as he runs to the ropes but Bandido with a hip toss. He grabs Bryan’s legs but Bryan rolls to the outside of the ring. Bandido runs to the ropes and a suicide dive. He gets back into the ring. Bandido runs and a senton over the top rope onto Bryan. Bandido throws Bryan back into the ring.
Back from commercial, both men exchange chops to the chest. Bryan with an uppercut followed by kicks. He runs towards Bandido but Bandido with a super kick. A kick by Bandido. He grabs Bryan and lands a delayed vertical suplex. He goes for the cover but Bryan kicks out. Bandido climbs the top rope and goes for a frog splash but Bryan gets his knees up. Bryan with the LaBelle lock but Bandido gets his foot on the bottom rope. Bryan with the Yes kicks. He goes for one last kick but Bandido blocks it. He pushes Bryan away. Bryan runs towards Bandido but Bandido catches him and hits him with a knee to the face. Bandido runs to the ropes and goes for a German suplex but Bryan lands on his feet. Bryan rolls him up but Bandido kicks out. Bryan with a drop toe hold but Bandido reverses it into a cover but Bryan kicks out. He runs towards Bryan but Bryan throws him to the outside of the ring. Bryan on the ring apron and he hits him with a flying knee. He throws Bandido back into the ring. Bryan climbs the top rope but Bandido with a right hand. Bandido on the second rope and he slams Bryan on the mat. Bandido with the 21 Plex. He goes for the cover but Bryan kicks out. Both men exchange right hands. Bandido with a super kick. He lifts Bryan up but Bryan lands on his feet and goes for the LaBelle lock but Bandido lifts him up. Bryan rolls out of it and the Psycho Knee by Bryan. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Bryan Danielson
MJF shows up on the big screen. He says he is not going to come out but he hears and sees what Bryan says about him. About how he is not worthy of his position in this company. But people forgot about who he is and how he became world champion. And to think about all of the moments he has given everyone. He tells Bryan the closer we get to Revolution, the match Bryan thinks he wants, the more MJF’s mask will begin to slip off and no one wants that. Bryan may think he is a dragon but not even a dragon is a match for the monster behind the mask.
TNT Championship Open Challenge Match: Darby Allin (c) with Sting vs. Kushida with LADojo
The bell rings and we are under way. Both men exchange reversals to start the match. An arm bar by Darby followed by a snap mare. Kushida to his feet and Darby with a shoulder tackle. Both men to their feet. Kushida with a leg lock but Darby rolls out of it and reverses it into a head lock. Kushida gets out of it and a drop kick by Kushia as Darby rolls to the outside of the ring. Kushida goes for a slide but Darby ducks and he throws Kushida into the barricade. Darby tries to get back into the ring but Kishida drags him back and Kushida gets in the ring. Darby runs into the ring and Kushida with a kick followed by an arm bar. Kushida with a forearm to the face. He goes for an overhead kick but Darby moves out of the way. Darby with Code Red as he goes for the cover but Kushida kicks out. Kushida rolls to the outside of the ring. Darby on the top rope and a senton onto LADojo. Kushida slams Darby’s shoulder onto the mat on the outside.
Back from commercial, Darby with the Scorpion Death Drop. Darby runs to the ropes but Kushida kicks him to the outside of the ring. Kushida with a diving knee onto Darby’s shoulder on the outside of the ring. Kushida gets on the ring apron as does Darby. Kushida with a kick but Darby with an elbow. Darby flips over Kushida and hits him with a stunner on the ring apron. Darby grabs a steel chair and sits Kushida on it. Darby gets back into the ring. Darby climbs the top rope, he jumps but Kushida moves out of the way as Darby lands on the floor and Kushida gets him in an armbar. Kushida gets into the ring and Darby gets on the ring apron. Kushida grabs Darby as Darby climbs the top rope and both men fall onto the mat in the ring. Kushida goes for an arm bar but Darby tries to block it. LA Dojo throw the towel to Sting and try to get him to throw it into the ring. Sting wipes his face with it and throws it into the crowd. Darby rolls out of it and rolls Koshida up and gets the pin.
Winner: Still AEW TNT Champion, Darby Allin