AEW Dynamite Results
April 5, 2023
Long Island, New York (UBS Arena at Belmont Park)
Results by: Alex Kahrs of Wrestleview.com
It is Wednesday, my dudes…you know what that means.
Pyro kicks us off before “Absolute” Ricky Starks makes his way to the ring for tonight’s opening contest. Juice Robinson is already in the ring, but as Starks makes it down the ramp the Bullet Club hits…revealing Jay White as he runs down the ramp to blindside Starks!
Ricky tries to fight back but is overwhelmed by the combined might of Robinson and White, the latter of whom hits a Blade Runner to make a statement. He and Robinson give each other a Bullet Club salute before taunting the crowd from the turnbuckle.
Video Package: Adam Cole’s return to AEW after months of being injured
Backstage, Schiavone is with Jericho who talks about Daniel Garcia being punked out by Cole, an act of disrespect that Chris won’t stand for. This grabs the attention of Keith Lee, who calls Jericho out on this before challenging him to a match next week to “teach him about respect.” Jericho stares the Limitless one down before walking off.
Back at ringside, the House of Black make their way to the ring for our first of four title matches for the night as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, we see Orange Cassidy and the Best Friends arrive backstage in Sue’s car before heading to the ring. Moments later, this title match gets underway!
AEW World Trios Championship
AEW International Champion Orange Cassidy & Best Friends vs. AEW World Trios Champions House of Black
We start off with Trent and Malakai who exchange holds, with Trent looking really good before a nearfall starts to swing things in the favor of Malaki, who gets one over on Trent until he’s able to tag Chuck Taylor in! Best Friends double-team Malakai, but he’s able to escape and tag in Brody King!
The big man of the House lays into Chuck for a bit before tagging in Buddy Matthews, but there’s an opening for Chuck to make the tag to the AEW International Champion! Orange and Buddy go at it until Matthews drops Cassidy facefirst onto the corner with the Snake Eyes. Shenanigans ensue, leading to all six men in the ring at once going at it…until Brody takes Chuck outside for a beating!
Tag’s been made by this point, and Orange tries to dive onto Malakai and Buddy on the outside…only to be sent into the ring post! Trent gives it his best go and gets dropped to the floor for his trouble, and Brody is back in the ring with Trent as we go to picture-in-picture!
Picture-in-Picture: Brody continues the attack on Trent as we see Orange slowly rising to the apron. Brody drops Trent hard before tagging in Malakai, who tries to keep Trent from making a tag…but the tag is made to Orange Cassidy as we come back!
Orange goes off with a flurry of offense, and despite the House’s best efforts they’re met with an interception by Best Friends who give the people what they want! Triple powerbomb by Best Friends on Malakai doesn’t get much to follow up, and things get crazy until Orange gives Black some of that “dangerous offense”…but to no avail!
Backstage we see Anna Jay keeping her eye on Julia Hart as a tag is made to Trent…who gets knocked down by Brody after he’s made the tag in. Brody goes after Chuck but gets pushed into an Orange Punch and a piledriver, but Trent only gets a nearfall from it! Buddy tags in as things spill to the outside, and Chuck goes for a rollup for a nearfall but gets dropped hard by Buddy Matthews, who picks up the pin and the win!
Winners via pinfall AND STILL AEW World Trios Champions: House of Black
Video Package: Christian Cage is back…and he’s brought the big bad Luchasaurus with him
Back at ringside, it’s time for our AEW Women’s World Championship match! Riho makes her way to the ring first, followed by the champion Jamie Hayter and this match is underway!
AEW Women’s World Championship
Riho vs. AEW Women’s World Champion Jamie Hayter
Bit of sportsmanship at the start, but Hayter tries to go for the Hayterade only for Riho to counter. They go at it and end up exchanging pinfall attempts as a result. Hayter shows her strength with some shoulder tackles, but Riho responds with a dropkick that forces Jamie to regroup on the outside. Riho climbs up top and dives off onto the champ to the floor!
Both women find their way back into the ring as Riho goes up top once more, but gets caught by the champ with a slam for a nearfall. Hayter goes to work with some elbow strikes before locking a hold in tight. Hayter with a suplex but Riho flips out of it…but as the action ends up on the apron, Riho ends up being driven back first onto the hardest part of the ring as we go to picture-in-picture!
Picture-in-Picture: The champ stays on the attack, getting a nearfall before sending Riho to the corner…which comes back to haunt her when the challenger lays in some strikes on Hayter! Jamie is able to fight back, taking Riho to the canvas for a nearfall. Hayter stays on this with a scoop slam and sending Riho facefirst into the middle turnbuckle! The champ is feeling relaly good as she brings Riho to her feet in the corner, but Riho is fighting back as we come back!
Riho sends the champ to the ropes before hitting a tiger feint kick, followed by a diving cross body for a close nearfall! Riho goes for a Northern Lights suplex but gets blocked…only to hit a dragon suplex instead, getting a nearfall in the process! Riho heads to the turnbuckle but misses a double foot stomp, only to get hit with a lariat…but the challenger kicks out at two!
Hayter sets Riho onto the top rope for a superplex, looking to follow with a brainbuster…but Riho reverses into a DDT! Riho tries to follow up on this, but the champ is taking the fight back to her before sending her back up to the top rope. Riho fights back up here but takes an elbow to the head by the champ…only to take Hayter down with a hurricanrana from the top rope! She follows up with a big dropkick on the champ, but only gets a nearfall!
Hayter gets up to her feet using the ropes for support, as Riho hits several shots to the back of the head. They exchange holds until the champ hits a Hayterade…but Riho kicks out! The champ goes for it again, this time using the ripcord Hayterade to get the pin and the win to retain!
Winner via pinfall AND STILL AEW Women’s World Champion: Jamie Hayter
Hayter shows her respect to Riho before celebrating with the title as we go backstage. Renee is standing by with the Outcasts, who congratulate Hayter on retaining the title…but the Outcasts are here to take back control by winning the AEW World Women’s Champion. Renee asks which of them looks to win the title, but they say what matters is that Jamie Hayter is NOT the champion when it’s all said and done.
Back at ringside we hear from JAS and The Acclaimed, the latter of whom let Cool Hand and Daddy Magic know via rap they are NOT interested in joining the Jericho Appreciation Society. Cool Hand seems to misunderstand this however, saying they’ve gotten a match for Rampage and asks Daddy Magic to scissor him…which is stopped by Daddy Ass, who alongside Bowens shows how it’s done!
Recap: Jay White returns to AEW, reunites with Juice Robinson
Video Package: MJF Day in Long Island
Back at ringside, we are introduced to Mike Rodgers and his Great Band for some musical entertainment before MJF makes his way to the stage to celebrate…
MJF introduces himself to a big crowd pop before talking about how great Long Island is. He talks about how when it rains in Long Island, it rains…pennies from heaven. This leads to a little ditty from the champ, who really shows off his musical talents here. With the song over, Joseph Saladino is introduced to a big chorus of boos, which MJF tries to shut down as Joseph gives MJF his props…and the key to Long Island.
Joe takes about how the key they gave him before was too small, and made a much bigger one just for MJF. MJF thanks him for this before talking down his fellow Pillars. Then he goes into a story about his life, talking about his struggle with ADD and an unsympathetic teacher in eighth grade, claiming she would laugh at him for not knowing the answer to a question on the board. On the last day, the teacher took her aside and asked where his mind went when he couldn’t answer the question…and he said professional wrestler.
He dreamt of being a pro wrestling and the teacher claimed the odds of that dream happening were low…before pointing out that her math was way off, because he stands here with the key to the city and the AEW World Championship. If you’re a Long Island kid and struggling, and people are saying you can’t accomplish your dreams, know that you can be whatever you want to be…except MJF, because he is better than you and you know it (as the crowd responds)!
MJF takes the mic and goes up the ramp, asking if the people want to hear an encore. He repeats the question before getting spooked with a cymbal shot. He talks down the person holding the cymbal, turning his back on the man…who turns out to be Jungle Boy Jack Perry! Perry blindsides the champ and goes after him until security rushes out to break things up…and Sammy Guevara comes out, staring down the AEW World title before picking it up to the chagrin of MJF.
He keeps the title raised, talking trash to Perry and then to MJF before tossing the title to the champ, and then makes his way to the ring for his match coming up next! Out next is Komander, and this match is underway!
Komander vs. Sammy Guevara
We start things off hot and fast as both men go after each other, before Komander gets caught with a big move from Guevara to the outside! Komander manages to fight back however, hitting a beautiful shooting star press from the top rope for a nearfall. Guevara goes to the outside as Komander starts walking the ropes…but gets caught by Guevara as we go to picture-in-picture!
Picture-in-Picture: Sammy taunts Komander in the ring by pretending to make snow angels as the luchador climbs back into the ring, only to be taken back out as Guevara stays on the attack, taunting the crowd as he goes. Guevara stays on it with some hard strikes to the luchador before hitting a big suplex for a nearfall before we come back.
Guevara locks in a chin lock as we see Jack Perry backstage watching on. Guevara looking for another suplex but gets blocked, and Komander hits a hurricanrana for a nearfall! The luchador hits the top rope, going for a big leap onto Guevara to the outside! He takes Sammy back into the ring before going to the top turnbuckle, looking for a rope walk shooting star press but Sammy rolls out of the ring first!
Sammy gets caught on the outside again as he enters the ring, and Komander hits a Phoenix splash for ANOTHER nearfall. Komander tries one more time for something but knees to the gut leads to a nearfall for Sammy. Sammy looks for a GTH but it gets reversed, giving Komander another nearfall. Sammy sets Komander up in the corner but takes a kick to the face for his troubles as we see Darby watching from the rafters.
Komander walks the ropes but takes a cutter to the canvas, and Sammy follows with the GTH for the pin and the win!
Winner via pinfall: Sammy Guevara
Tony Schiavone joins Sammy in the ring for an interview, where Sammy talks down MJF not wrestling before talking about MJF’s “pillar” of AEW wasn’t even built by the champ, having had to cheat his way up to the top. Sammy talks about all these times MJF sold his soul, betraying those he claimed to be friends.
Sammy, on the other hand, built everything himself brick by brick, and tells the booing fans that he’s not going anywhere. With everything he’s gotten from being in AEW, he’s not going to let someone use the title as part of bidding war. Screw the other Pillars, because Sammy Guevara is the AEW World Champion.
Back at ringside, Ethan Page is in the ring for our next contest as the FTW Champion Hook arrives to defend his FTW Championship and this match is underway!
Ethan Page vs. FTW Champion Hook
The two men circle around for a moment before Ethan starts trash talking the champ…which ends with a T-Bone suplex by the champ! Ethan rolls out of the ring and goes after the champ when Hook comes to the outside, sending him into the steel steps and then into the ring post. Matt Hardy gives him encouragement as Page heads back in the ring, looking for a Twist of Fate on Hook…who reverses into one of his own!
Izaiah on the apron distracts the ref as Page grabs the FTW title…but Hardy fights with him over it, before hitting him on the head with it! Page falls right into a Redrum by the champ, and he’s knocked out cold! The ref calls for the bell, this one’s all over!
Winner via submission AND STILL FTW Champion: Hook
Hook takes his title and bumps fists with Hardy AND Izaiah! We go backstage where the newest member of the AEW broadcast team Nigel McGuinness is standing by with Tony Khan for THE big announcement…five years after All In helped build the foundation for All Elite Wrestling, AEW All In takes place in London!
Adam Cole is brought in to finish the announcement…and ALL IN comes to the London Wembley Stadium on August 27!
With the news broken we go back to ringside where BCC is making their way to the ring before we go to picture-in-picture!
Picture-in-Picture: BCC make their way to the ring where some unsuspecting competitors look to be in for a rough night as we come back.
Blackpool Combat Club In Action
Apologies to anyone catching up on the recap, I am unable to grab the names of the opponents in the ring (but will update as appropriate). It’s a very short affair as BCC show their dominance before taking the win!
Winners: Blackpool Combat Club
Bryan Danielson takes the mic after the match, talking about the state of AEW and calling the lot of them “amateurs” including the men BCC just faced tonight. This draws out Hangman Page but he gets beat up by BCC, allowing Bryan to call him an amateur before going after his eye with a screwdriver! Bryan repeats his point, saying the only professionals around here are BCC as we go to commercial.
Back at ringside, FTR make their way to the ring for our main event! This is followed by The Gunns entering to a 50 Cent song for the occasion….and the bell rings as our big tag title main event is under way!
AEW World Tag Team Championship (Titles vs. AEW Careers)
FTR vs. AEW World Tag Team Champions The Gunns
We start with Cash and Colten going at it, with Gunn getting the upper hand until a tag is made to Dax who starts to take control of the situation. A tag back to Cash keeps things in favor of the challenger until Austin starts to get involved, only for Cash to start fighting back after a nearfall. Colten keeps Cash from making the tag before dropping him with a full nelson slam for a nearfall as we go to picture-in-picture!
Picture-in-Picture: Tag to Austin keeps things running for the champs as he takes Cash out of the ring hard. Colten gets in the mix before Cash is brought back into the ring, and the champs continue to wear Cash down until he starts to fight back. A tag to Colten stops this comeback, and despite his best efforts Cash continues to be kept back by the champs…until he makes the tag to Dax just as we come back!
Dax is on fire as he goes after both of the Gunns here, taking down Colten with a hard clothesline before Austin drops him looking for a leglock…but this turns into a small package for a nearfall by Dax! Austin gets hoisted up for a double stomp by Cash but this only gets a nearfall. FTR follow up with a double DDT off the second rope on Colten, and a tag to Cash after one to Austin switches things up a bit.
Austin tries to get the better of Cash but Dax gets a tag, and a spike piledriver gives us another nearfall for the challengers! FTR stay on top of things as Dax goes for the cover…but Colten pulls the ref out of the ring to break it up! Colten seems to be looking for the DQ but gets taken down instead.
Austin takes advantage of the chaos to get one over on Dax…but only gets a nearfall for it. Austin sets Dax up for a…Pedigree? But no! Dax reverses into a backslide and an inside cradel for two nearfalls. Jackknife cover gets another nearfall but Austin hits a big low blow looking for a DQ. The ref nearly calls for it but is stopped by Cash!
3:10 To Yuma connects on Cash! They roll him out of the ring as Austin turns his attention back to Dax in the corner. Dax starts fighting back, knocking Austin off the ropes as Colten slides in a title. Ref catches it and gives it to Justin, but Colten slides the other title in…and Austin uses it on Dax! Cover…but only a two count as Dax kicks out!
Colten gets in the ring as the champs stare down Dax…only Cash is up on the top rope! Cash hits a sunset flip on Colten as Dax rolls up Austin…and they get the pin and the win to become the NEW tag champs!
Winners via pinfall AND NEW AEW Tag Team Champions: FTR
Mark Briscoe comes to the ring to celebrate with the new champs, a celebration that feels slightly cut short due to time but not less sweet for FTR as the show comes to a close.