AEW Dynamite Results
May 10, 2023
Detroit, Michigan (Little Caesars Arena)
Results by: Alex Kahrs of Wrestleview.com
It is Wednesday, my dudes…you know what that means.
We kick things off with pyro before getting to the ring…where our opening contest is already getting underway!
Double Jeopardy Match
ROH World Champion Claudio Castagnoli vs. ROH World Tag Team Champion Rey Fenix
The winner of this match gets a shot at their opponent’s championship. Fenix and Claudio trade holds appropriately, with Fenix showing off his agility and Claudio his prowess. Claudio manages to get the upperhand on Fenix now, dropping him with a backbreaker…but Fenix is just as quickly able to fend him off from the apron moments later, leaping off the ropes for a diving hurricanrana that sends the ROH World Champion to the outside, and then a big dive to the outside! Fenix attempts another dive but Claudio catches him in mid-air, sending Fenix into the barricade! The fight continues on the outside until Fenix catches Claudio with an aerial attack right off the barricade!
The match brings itself back to the ring, where Claudio is able to use his power to get a nearfall on Fenix…but an attempt to go to the ropes becomes an issue for Claudio when he gets caught with a counter and a nearfall from Fenix instead! Another high-flying attack gets reversed into a lariat by Claudio, who picks up a nearfall from it before Fenix rolls to the outside. Claudio pursues him, once again lifting the tag champ up to slam him into the barricade as we go to picture-in-picture!
Picture-in-Picture: Claudio continues the attack on Fenix, using his prowess and strength to get the upper hand until Fenix is able to start mounting a comeback as we come back!
Claudio hits a big gutwrench suplex on the tag champ, but only picks up a nearfall as a result. Things get really interesting as the two trade strikes, leading to a big thrust kick from Fenix! Fenix follows up with a strike in the corner followed by a cutter…but a weak cover allows Claudio to kick out with ease!
We once again see BCC watching on from backstage as Claudio escapes to the outside, only for Fenix to catch him with a moonsault from the top rope! Fenix brings the champ back to the ring, but Claudio catches him with a reversal for the nearfall. Claudio looks for a Ricola Bomb, but Fenix hits a Code Red to reverse it for a nearfall of his own! Fenix looks poised as he brings Claudio up on his shoulders, but Claudio counters out for another nearfall…before focusing on a hammer and elbow series, followed by the Ricola Bomb for the pin and the win!
Winner via pinfall: Claudio Castagnoli
The win here means Claudio and a partner of his choosing get a future shot at the ROH World Tag Team Championship. Claudio leaves the ring to celebrate on the ramp!
Backstage, we see Miro walking down the hall…only to shove past Renee to walk into the office of Tony Khan!
Video Package: MJF talks about the Four Pillars and the main event of Double or Nothing
Video Package: Hype for the main event steel cage match between Kenny Omega and Jon Moxley
Back at ringside, FTR make their way to the ring as the AEW World Tag Team Champions have a few things to say. First and foremost they look to offer an apology to Mark Briscoe, but the music of Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal hits instead, the pair alongside Singh and Dutt making their way to the ring as Dutt demands an answer to the challenge for Double or Nothing. FTR take the poll to the crowd before responding further, saying they’ll accept if the group admits to using Mark Briscoe to get to the titles.
The war of words stops for a moment as Mark Briscoe arrives to the ring, telling the boys to simmer down before saying he talked to Tony Khan and he has some news: the tag title match is on, and Mark Briscoe is the special guest referee! Mark offers a beverage as a peace offering, handing cups to everyone in the ring before Dutt takes a swig…spitting it in the face of Dax! Chaos erupts as Cash goes after the group, and Mark gets sent in Dax’s direction, leading to the champ hitting a piledriver on Mark by accident!
Jarrett and his crew leave the ring, before Jarrett rushes back to shout at Dax.
Backstage, Renee talks to Chris Jericho about his issues with Adam Cole. Jericho reveals a court order banning Cole from the building when Jericho is there…only for Roderick Strong to appear, challenging Jericho to a match–nay, a fight–with Falls Count Anywhere. Jericho accepts the challenge for next week, before Strong reveals his own court order banning JAS from the building before walking off.
Renee, who likely needed to rush with the sort of speed Barry Allen could be proud of, ends up by the office of Tony Khan looking to hear from Miro…but Thunder Rosa arrives instead, saying it’s a good night to talk to “Papi Khan” before stepping into the office.
Video Package: Highlighting the rise of Sammy Guevara ahead of Double or Nothing
We cut to Tony Khan standing by backstage, talking about all the big stars we have in AEW before promising a big announcement next week on Dynamite!
Backstage, AEW International Champion Orange Cassidy makes his way to defend his title in our next bout! Out next is the challenger Daniel Garcia, and this match is underway!
AEW International Championship
Daniel Garcia vs. AEW International Champion Orange Cassidy
Cassidy catches Garcia by surprise with a waistlock takedown, but Garcia follows up with one of his own to show up the champ before taunting the crowd. Cassidy shows off some more of his prowess before taking Garcia down with an arm drag, followed by locking in an armbar. Garcia gets to his feet to reverse it, but the champ is really showing a different side to his offense here…until Garcia goes for a drop toe hold, at which point Cassidy blocks it before sticking his hands in his pockets!
Cassidy unloads a flurry of his unique offense on Garcia, but a confrontation on the apron works in favor of the challenger as Garcia twists the injured hand of the champ. Things spill to the outside for a moment before Garcia and Cassidy get back in the ring, where the challenger is really taking the fight to Cassidy. Spilling back to the outside now, Garcia sends Cassidy onto the apron and then the barricade as we go to picture-in-picture!
Picture-in-Picture: Garcia continues the attack on the champ, taunting the crowd at times throughout. Garcia brings the champ back into the ring, hitting a big suplex but only getting a nearfall before locking in a chinlock. He hits a knee to the back of the champ after, before locking in a bow and arrow that gets reversed into a nearfall for the champ! Garcia escapes, taunting the crowd after beating the champ down. Garcia locks the champ up, hitting a big curb stomp as we come back!
Garcia taunts the crowd even more as Cassidy gets back to his feet in the corner. Garcia goes after the champ in the corner, but Cassidy stops a superplex attempt with some elbows to the back…only for Garcia to catch the champ with the superplex after all! Float over gets reversed with a Stundog Millionaire by the champ, only for Garcia to counter a DDT into a dragon screw!
The two take to trading blows now, which ends up with Garcia kicking the champ right in the kneecap to take Cassidy down! Garcia sets the champ up for a piledriver but it gets reversed into a Beach Break of sorts, but the champ only gets a nearfall. Cassidy looking for an Orange Punch, but Garcia drops him with a dropkick to the knee! Garcia follows up by taunting the champ with the “vicious kicks,” before hitting a kick and a jumping piledriver for a nearfall. The champ catches Garcia with an inside cradle, and a Beach Break for two separate nearfalls. Garcia catches the champ with a Dragon Tamer after this, leaning back to really put the pain on Cassidy’s legs!
Garcia follows through with a triangle sleeper followed by a crossface, before stomping the hand of the champ…and a set of nearfalls breaks the hold, only for the champ to catch Garcia with enough leverage to keep for the full three, getting the pin and the win!
Winner via pinfall and STILL AEW International Champion: Orange Cassidy
Video Package: Shida joins forces with Baker and Hayter to take on The Outcasts
Back at ringside, Tony Schiavone is standing by with Christian Cage and Luchasaurus addressing Cage challenging for the TNT Championship. Cage says he’s the number one contender because he is Christian Cage. When you’ve accomplished what Cage has, you can walk into the office of Tony Khan and say “I get the shot.”
Cage goes on to address the “daddy issues” of those in AEW, particularly Wardlow, saying that much like Wardlow seemed to look for a new father, Arn Anderson seemed to be looking for a new son (referencing Brock Anderson being under contract). Cage runs down Arn some more, declaring himself a legend before saying Arn is not as good as Christian Cage.
Cage ends the interview by saying Wardlow will realize that his days as TNT Champion are all but over before leaving the ring.
Video Package: Darby Allin talks about his road to Double or Nothing
Back at ringside, Julia Hart makes her way to the ring for her No Holds Barred match only to be blindsided by Anna Jay, and this match gets underway quick!
No Holds Barred Match
Anna Jay vs. Julia Hart
This match is a culmination of weeks of issues between the two, and the early moments are a reflection of this as they really go at each other all around the ring. Hart and Jay go at it with a mix of brawling and weapons, including kendo sticks, as we go to picture-in-picture!
Picture-in-Picture: The match is very even between the two until Hart gets a nearfall, before bringing Anna up to send her into the corner. Anna reverses into a chop to the chest, but Hart responds with some chops of her own! Jay is able to get a thumb to the eye to stop things for the moment, but Hart is quickly able to go back on the attack. The two shout at each other before trading blows, with Anna getting the upper hand with a kick to Hart’s face. Anna brings a chair into the ring, setting it up in the corner before going after Hart…who ends up sending Anna into the chair as we come back!
Hart goes under the ring to grab several chairs, before grabbing Anna Jay…who ends up driving Hart face-first into the stack of chairs instead! Anna sends Hart back into the ring, but only gets a close nearfall that surprises her! Anna grabs the nearby trashcan, slamming it into Hart before setting it up over her in the corner and hitting a big kick. Anna goes for a cover but AGAIN only gets a nearfall!
Anna goes back to the outside, grabbing some chairs to bring back into the ring before piling them right back up. Hart is struggling to move as this goes on, but as Anna goes for a suplex it gets countered by Hart with some forearm strikes! Anna is in the corner now as Hart hits a superplex, driving the legs onto the steel chairs…and Hart goes for the Hartless, locking it in tight to force a submission by Anna Jay!
Winner via submission: Julia Hart
Backstage, Renee talks to Best Friends and Bandido about what their choice of stipulation is for the AEW World Trios Match up next. After a bit of confusion on what this means, Trent announces “no witches will be allowed at ringside” before they head off to the ring, where we see them making their way out before we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, the AEW World Trios Champions make their way to the ring as they gear up to defend the titles against the Best Friends and their new amigo, Bandido, before this match gets underway!
AEW World Trios Championship
Open House Match
Bandido and Best Friends (Chuck Taylor and Trent Beretta) vs. AEW World Trios Champions House of Black
As a reminder, Open House matches involve a twenty count on the outside and no disqualifications, with the dealer’s choice stipulation belonging to the challengers.
The match kicks off in relative darkness, the ring being the main thing illuminated as we see Bandido and Malakai trading strikes before Bandido gets sent to the corner. Black on the attack but Bandido is able to fend him off to some degree before Malakai locks in a kneebar. We see Orange Cassidy watching on backstage as Bandido rushes to the ropes…only to realize that there are NO rope breaks per the rules. Bandido instead has to pull himself free from the hold, before a tag is made to Trent. A triple team offense is employed allowing Trent to go for a pin…but only after Brody King gets a tag in! Chaos starts to ensue, leaving us with Black and King in the ring as we go to picture-in-picture!
Picture-in-Picture: The House of Black resumes control as we see Trent brought back into the ring, where King goes on the attack until a tag is made for Malakai to follow up on this. Another tag to Brody keeps things going in favor of the House, but Trent is starting to fight back as we return!
Tag to Buddy who keeps Trent from getting a tag of his own, and Trent has no one to tag after hitting Buddy with a DDT. Thrust kick by Trent gets him a nearfall as Orange is seen backstage again. Malakai distracts Barettta leading to a rollup and a nearfall. Trent finally gets a tag to Bandido who really lets his high flying be seen as he dives to the outside on Black and King. Bandido climbs the turnbuckle after this, but takes a big kick from Matthews instead! Chuck tags in, hitting Sole Food on Buddy…but Brody gets a blind tag, dropping Taylor with the Dante’s Inferno to pick up the pin and the win!
Winners via pinfall and STILL AEW World Trios Champions: House of Black
As the champs take their titles, we cut backstage where Orange Cassidy has been laid out…and standing over him is Kyle Fletcher of Aussie Open!
Video Packages: Jungle Boy Jack Perry talks about his rise in AEW; rundown of upcoming Rampage and Dynamite matches; hype for Ricky Starks vs. Jay White next week.
Back at ringside, the steel cage is being lowered before Jon Moxley makes his way through the crowd toward the ring for our main event!
Back from commercial, Kenny Omega makes his way out to the ring before this main event gets underway…only for Moxley to get the jump on him on the ramp! The two go at it before the fight gets to the cage, where BCC come running out to go after Omega before the Young Bucks make the save to even the odds! Things get even more chaotic on the stage as the Bucks contend with BCC by the stage before security comes out to break things up.
Back at ringside, Omega has entered the steel cage and is waiting for Mox to enter. After a moment, this main event is finally underway!
Steel Cage Match
Jon Moxley vs. Kenny Omega
The two start off trading blows, leading to a set of chops from each followed by some hard punches from Omega, who is able to follow with a boot to the face! Omega with fall forward slam and a moonsault gets a nearfall as Mox kicks out. We see Omega reaching through the apron, pulling out a steel chair wrapped in barbed wire! Omega goes to work on Mox with said chair, eager to show Mox the level of violence he promised ahead of this.
Omega sends Mox face first into the turnbuckle, but Mox uses the camera nearby to smack Omega on the head. Kenny on the apron now with a kick to the head of Mox, who responds by sending Omega’s back into the cage. Now it’s Mox with the chair, only for Omega to catch Mox with a bulldog into it instead!
Omega lifts Mox up, hitting a bodyslam right onto the wired chair. The damage is evident as Omega climbs the turnbuckle…but Mox catches him with a superplex onto the chair! Kenny looks really bad after that as we go to picture-in-picture!
Picture-in-Picture: We see Mox starting to take control of the match here as he drops Omega, before loosening the ropes to remove them from the ring post in what can best be described as a possible nightmare for the ring crew after the show is over. Omega intercepts Mox with a forearm to the back, but Mox fends him off to continue his handiwork. Mox uses the ropes to do even more damage to Omega as we come back!
Mox is using the hook to pull at the mouth of Omega before wrapping the cables around the neck, but Kenny is doing his best to fight back before Mox hits a drop toe hold and follows up with a bulldog choke of sorts using the ropes for more damage. Mox continues the assault before hitting Omega with a knee to the face. Mox goes to the corner to look for more weaponry, pulling out a bag to reveal a small pile of broken glass…only for Omega to hit a driver just shy of the glass on Mox!
Omega with a knee to Mox, but Mox fights out of a One-Winged Angel to lock in a sleeper hold. Omega is fighting back however, and drives Mox back first into the pile of broken glass on the canvas! Mox looks hurt here, but manages to catch Omega by surprise with a chokehold that Omega counters into a nearfall to break the hold!
Mox looks for a Gotch style piledriver but Omega rolls out, hitting a V-trigger on Mox! Omega is looking bad though, giving Mox a chance to get back to his feet. Omega follows suit and the two are back to trading blows leading to a knee twice over by Omega, and a snap dragon suplex on Mox onto the broken glass once again!
Mox is up to his feet just as Omega hits a massive V-trigger, sending both men crashing through the side of the cage which breaks open! Kenny’s leg gets trapped on the bottom rope here, leading to officials checking on him when he finally breaks through to the outside. Mox sends Omega back into the ring before grabbing a screwdriver from ringside…but Don Callis comes in to stop the attack!
Omega gets a distracted Mox from behind, hitting a V-trigger and a One-Winged Angel…only for Don Callis to break it up with a screwdriver to the head of Omega! The crowd is shocked, quickly booing Callis as Mox manages to get the cover on Omega for the pin and the win!
Winner via pinfall: Jon Moxley
Officials rush out to check on Omega as Callis gloats over what has happened, standing over the fallen Omega before looking to jab Kenny again…deciding better of it, instead whispering something to Omega before shoving him to the canvas. Callis leaves the ring with a wicked smile on his face, facing a chorus of derogatory chants from the Detroit crowd before Mox escapes the ring, his music playing as the show comes to a close.