AEW Dynamite 05 17 2023

AEW Dynamite Results
May 17, 2023
Austin, Texas (Moody Center ATX)
Results by: Alex Kahrs of

It is Wednesday, my dudes…you know what that means.

Pyro kicks off a very exciting edition of Dynamite before TNT Champion Wardlow makes his way to the ring, one week after the comments made by Christian Cage. The crowd chants for the champion, who says he wants to see Cage follow through on the promises he made last week before calling him out to the ring. Sure enough, Christian Cage’s music hits as he steps out alongside Luchasaurus, before they make their way to the ring.

Cage stares Wardlow down, saying the champ’s time with the title is numbered. Wardlow keeps egging Cage on to spit in his face, but grabs him by the throat as he rears back to do it! Luchasaurus is there to even things out, but Wardlow fights him off before looking to hit a big powerbomb on Cage…only to be stopped by Luchasaurus, before Cage delivers a low blow! This drops the champ to the canvas as Cage instructs Luchasaurus to get something from under the ring…and Luchasaurus obliges, bringing out a ladder!

Cage continues to attack the champ before setting the ladder up in the corner, and Luchasaurus follows this by chokeslamming Wardlow into the ladder! They’re far from finished with this as the ladder gets brought down, and Cage puts an exclamation mark on this statement by hitting the Killswitch on Wardlow, driving the champ’s face into the ladder!

Officials rush to check on the champ as Cage raises the TNT Championship, standing over the fallen champ. Finally dropping the title, Cage and Luchasaurus head out of the ring.

Video Package: The betrayal of Don Callis against Kenny Omega last week on Dynamite

Back at ringside, the AEW International Champion makes his way to the ring for our next contest! Out next is Darby Allin, followed by the The Firm of Big Bill and Lee Moriarty before this match gets underway!

AEW International Champion Orange Cassidy and Darby Allin vs. The Firm (Big Bill and Lee Moriarty)

Cassidy and Moriarty start things off with a fairly even exchange until Lee gets caught by the champ, who gets a nearfall…and then they exchange this as well, before both men get to their feet. Orange gets the hands in pockets and unleashes a flurry of offense on Moriarty before hitting him with a dropkick!

Lee makes the tag to Bill and Orange tags out to Darby…who gets caught by the big man, swinging Darby around before dropping him to the canvas! Bill taunts Darby with his size and takes a slap to the face for his troubles, before Darby sends Bill out of the ring…but Lee intercepts a dive attempt, only for Orange to get the tag and both men get the dive to the outside on Big Bill and Moriarty! The crowd cheers as we go to picture-in-picture!

Picture-in-Picture: Bill brings things around for his team, bringing down the champ with his power before making the tag to Moriarty. Lee taunts the champ before putting some stomps to him, and makes the tag back to Bill who taunts the crowd before pressing down on Cassidy. OC sent to the corner now, before Bill whips him hard into the opposite turnbuckle! Bill goes to work on the face before being forced to break the hold, but keeps on the attack as we come back!

Bill lifts Orange up for a delayed vertical suplex, but Darby gets a blind tag…only the ref doesn’t see it, and he tells Darby to get back in the corner as Bill connects with the suplex! Tag to Lee, and the pair double-team on the champ in an effort to keep him separated from Darby…only for Ornage to shove Lee away before making the tag!

Darby is on fire here as he hits another flurry of offense, this time on both Bill and Lee…until the Firm is able to keep him at bay, with Bill hitting a big side slam for a nearfall! Crowd chanting for Darby as the tag is made to Lee, but Darby kicks him away before making a tag to Orange…who hits a DDT on Big Bill!

Lee gets the drop on the champ before locking in a submission hold…but Orange counters it into a nearfall! Tag to Darby and the pair wear Lee down, only for Bill to rush in after a tag is finally made and he levels both men! Bill looks for the suplex on Orange who goes for a Stundog Millionaire…and it’s a set up for a destroyer by Darby! Lee gets dropped as well and Cassidy hits an Orange Punch on Bill as Darby hits the Coffin Drop, followed by a headlock takedown as a statement to MJF before getting the pin and the win!

Winners via pinfall: AEW International Champion Orange Cassidy and Darby Allin

Backstage at the parking lot, Marvez starts to speak with the Young Bucks on an update regarding Kenny Omega but the Bucks are attacked by BCC, who send their foes into the nearby car before Mox makes a statement that they are the only elite in this business!

We cut to the trainer’s room where Wardlow is tended to, only for Arn Anderson to grab his ice pack and throw it against the wall. Arn asks Wardlow what he’s going to do, and Wardlow answers by challenging Christian Cage to a match at Double or Nothing, with the TNT Championship on the line…in a ladder match!

-Commercial Break-

Back from commercial, Renee talks to Orange Cassidy about the recent challenges being raised for the AEW International Championship. Orange says he’ll fight anyone and everyone come Double or Nothing, before asking for a chair to sit down in.

Back at ringside, Sammy Guevara heads to the ring for our next match as we’re introduced to Exodus Prime as his opponent.

Sammy Guevara vs. Exodus Prime

A very, very quick match here as Sammy catches Exodus with a swift kick followed by the GTH for the pin and the win!

Winner via pinfall: Sammy Guevara

Sammy gets a microphone after the match, talking about all the hate he’s gotten and how he plans on proving it all wrong when he wins the AEW World Championship at Double or Nothing.

Video Package: The Four Pillars of AEW collide at Double or Nothing for the AEW World Championship!

Back at ringside, Tony Schivaone introduces Jeff Jarrett and his Amazing Friends as they head to the ring…but the group only gets to the stage before Lethal starts to talk smack to Tony, only for FTR to rush them from behind! They end up brawling around ringside, before Lethal gets sent into a table and Jarrett slammed against a ring post. FTR bring Jarrett into the ring, letting out their frustrations before Karen Jarrett shows up to hit a low blow on Cash, allowing Jeff to hit the Stroke on Dax!

Singh rushes down to the ring, where he hits a chokeslam on both of FTR before Jeff and Jay hold up the guitars with their names on it…before cracking them against their heads! The future challengers hold the titles up over the fallen champs.

Backstage, Darby is with Renee talking about what he’s looking to do at Double or Nothing when Sammy interrupts him, saying that he won’t be laying down for Max but also won’t take it easy on him or Jungle Boy…but whatever happens, someone has to take that belt off MJF. The pair bump knuckles before we go back to ringside.

Back at ringside, The Outcasts head to the ring for our next match before Shida and Baker come out for this match to get underway!

The Outcasts (Ruby Soho & Toni Storm) vs. Britt Baker and Hikaru Shida

Things get chaotic at the star before Shida and Soho are in the ring, with Shida going off on Ruby in the early goings. Soho turns it around after a stomp to the foot, before tagging in Storm. Toni wears her down but Shida is able to stop it before making the tag to Baker, who drops Toni hard before getting a nearfall.

Britt gets distracted by Saraya at ringside and this allows Toni to hit a hip attack, knocking Baker off the apron. She distracts the ref as Saraya continues the attack, before Toni comes out to bring her back to the ring as we go to picture-in-picture!

Picture-in-Picture: Tag to Soho here, and Ruby beats down on Baker before getting a nearfall. The attack continues as Toni gets the tag, and the Outcasts are fully in control as they double-team Baker to keep her distant from Shida. Storm brings Baker down with a snapmare for a nearfall before tagging Ruby in, who hits a flurry of offense on Baker before getting a nearfall. She follwos with a chinlock, but Baker is starting to fight back…only to get dropped down by Ruby! Soho taunts Shida as she steps on Baker’s hand, before bringing her back to the corner for a tag to Storm as we come back!

Storm gets dropped down by Baker now, and she manages to make the tag to Shida as Soho tags in as well! Shida lays in some hard forearm and elbow strikes on Soho before driving her to the canvas, before Shida drops Toni and even Saraya stepping up on the apron! She brings Soho back into the ring for a knee strike and a nearfall, as Toni rushes into the ring…but is held off by Shida, who hits a Falcon Arrow on Soho for another nearfall!

Tag to Baker here, and a double team leading to a Meteora leads to a nearfall before Toni gets involved. Chaos ensues again, and eventually Baker locks in the Lockjaw…but Ruby reverses it! Tag by Toni and Baker continues the attack until Saraya hops onto the apron again. Baker tries to stop her but ends up taking spray paint to the face by Soho, leading to a Storm Zero by Toni for the pin and the win!

Winners via pinfall: The Outcasts (Ruby Soho & Toni Storm)

Backstage, Orange Cassidy is standing by with Renee who says that 20 people expressed their interest in challenging Orange for the AEW International Championship. Cassidy says he’ll just have to fight them all, and since there’s 21 of them in all we can make it a Blackjack Battle Royal for the AEW International Championship…unless Renee wants to challenge as well. Renee assures the champ she’s fine, leaving us with the champ to think on this!

-Commercial Break-

Back from commercial, we hear from Tony Khan who talks about the announcement of AEW Collision premiering on TNT on June 17, following up with a tour for the show with some big dates. Next week on Dynamite, Khan will confirm where that premiere is taking place!

Back at ringside, Roderick Strong makes his way to the ring for our next match followed by Chris Jericho…and this match is underway as Strong blindsides Jericho!

Falls Count Anywhere (Adam Cole and JAS are banned from the arena)
Chris Jericho vs. Roderick Strong

Strong lays into the Ocho with some hard, hard strikes, really making a statement here as he follows with a big chop while Jericho still has his jacket on. That jacket finally comes off, allowing Jericho a chance to get back at Strong as the two exchange chops. This ends with a dropkick by Strong, who goes for the cover and gets a nearfall.

Jericho gets back to his feet and the pair exchange strikes again, before Jericho sends Strong over the top rope to the outside. Jericho looking for an aerial attack but gets dropped on the apron instead, and Strong pins him on the floor outside for a nearfall. Jericho gets the better of Strong now, dropping him before sending him into the ring where he follows up with a forearm and a chop in the corner.

Codebreaker gets blocked by Strong, but gets trapped in the Walls of Jericho! Strong struggles but makes it to the bottom ropes to break the hold as we go to picture-in-picture!

Picture-in-Picture: Jericho is in control now as he takes the fight out of the ring, sending Strong over the barricade…only for Strong to turn things around! Eventually, the Ocho brings Strong up the stairs in the crowd, but Strong is able to get back in it as he drops Jericho on the railing. Now it’s Strong in control as we go even further up in the stands, until Jericho hits him with some punches as we come back!

The two exchange strikes before Strong once again drops Jericho on the railing…and goes for the cover on the steps, but only gets a nearfall! Jericho tries to escape but gets sent into a barricade by Strong as we head to the mezzanine, where fans are watching on in glee as the match spills out toward the concession and merch stands. Things only get crazier from here as they head to a nearby stairwell, where they end up on a ledge exchanging strikes before Strong gets dropped, giving Jericho a nearfall in the process!

Thigns come back to the mezzanine as Jericho taunts the fans watching before grabbing a chair…only to have plastic cutlery thrown at him by Strong, who ends up sending a soft serve right in his face! Strong hoping Jericho can chill out as the action moves toward the elevator, where Jericho throws a trashcan at Strong after wiping his face off.

Jericho taunts the fans some more before the action ends up spilling outside the arena. Strong backs off from Jericho…but only so Adam Cole can blindside the Ocho! He takes Jericho to the planter before hitting the Boom, and Strong rattles him with a knee strike for the pin and the win!

Winner via pinfall: Roderick Strong

Cole stares Jericho down as Roderick celebrates his successful AEW in-ring debut.

Back at ringside, RUSH makes his way to the ring for our next match followed by “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry, before this match gets underway!

RUSH vs. “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry

Perry offers a handshake ROH-style but is kicked away by RUSH, who sends Jungle Boy to the outside. RUSH looks like he’s on a mission as he throws Perry into the guardrail on each side of the ring, going into the ring to break the count as Jose the Assistant drops a cable nearby. RUSH slams the head of Perry against the guardrail before badmouthing MJF, going back into the ring for just a moment before going right back on the attack on Perry’s forehead…and sending him back into the barricade!

RUSH does this one more time, heading back into the ring to pose as we go to picture-in-picture!

Picture-in-Picture: RUSH doesn’t pose for long however, as he goes back to the outside to go after Jungle Boy, beating him up in the crowd before sending him back to the ring. RUSH taunts the fans at ringside before coming back in to stay on the attack, headbutting Jungle Boy for more damage before taunting the fans once again. He alternates between attacking Perry and making fun of the crowd as we come back!

Jungle Boy catches RUSH with a forearm to turn things around…but RUSH stops the follow up clothesline, hitting some hard headbutts on Perry followed by a jumping knee strike. Perry hits one of his own but takes a thrust kick by RUSH, only to go after him in the corner with some punches before the two exchange chops on the ropes…which ends with Jungle Boy hitting a hurricanrana on RUSH!

Jose grabs the boot of Perry, who stops RUSH from blindsiding him before locking in the Snare Trap! RUSH is struggling here, but manages to gets to the ropes to break the hold when the grip is broken. The two end up on the apron once again, exchanging strikes until RUSH drops Perry off the apron with a side belly-to-belly suplex that drops Jungle Boy right onto the floor! RUSH brings Perry back to the ring but only gets a nearfall!

Perry gets to his knees and hits RUSH with a right hand, but RUSH unleashes hell on Perry until the ref admonishes him, leading to RUSH arguing with him…only for Perry to roll him up for the pin and the win!

Winner via pinfall: “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry

Vance and Jose rush into the ring to attack Perry after the match is over, until Darby Allin and Sammy Guevara end up coming to the ring to even the odds! They clear the ring of LFI, leaving the three Pillars to stare each other down.

Backstage, Renee talks to MJF about Double or Nothing and the AEW World Championship match. MJF is asked how he feels about the championship…and responds by slapping the microphone right out of Renee’s hand before the champ walks off in anger.

-Commercial Break-

Back from commercial, we hear from Toni Storm who has been on something on a winning streak and lays out the challenge to Jamie Hayter for the AEW Women’s World Championship at Double or Nothing!

Back at ringside, Jay White makes his way to the ring for our main event followed by Ricky Starks, before this match gets underway!

Ricky Starks vs. Jay White

Starks rushes at Jay, who quickly escapes the ring before running back in to take Starks by surprise. White escapes again, taunting Starks…who responds by unleashing hell on the BC Gold leader with some hard strikes of his own. The action spills in and out of the ring now as Starks ends up getting Jay onto the guardrail before sending him back in the ring. Starks stares down Robinson before sliding into the ring, but is caught by surprise with Jay who drops him onto the top rope before getting a nearfall!

White lays in a chop in the corner on Starks, following with even more before sending Jay up and over with a back body drop! Jay leaves the ring, but catches Starks with a kick before hitting a hard chop and dropping Ricky on the apron as we go to picture-in-picture!

Picture-in-Picture: White continues the attack on Starks as Robinson watches on. Jay alternates between beating up Starks and taunting the crowd, eventually sending him to the corner…but Ricky is fighting back, only to get hit with a sidewalk slam for a nearfall for White, who stays on the attack with a bearhug of sorts that Starks is just barely able to fight out of. Starks finally escapes, but White sends him back into the corner as we come back!

Starks manages to turn this around on Jay, stomping away before the ref admonishes him…and this gives Jay an opening to attack, only for Starks to drop White to the canvas! Starks with a knee to the gut before sending Jay to the corner, but White counters a DDT only to take a suplex! Starks connects with the DDT this time but only gets a nearfall.

Starks is slow to his feet as White catches him with a running uppercut, following up with a uranage for a nearfall! White taunts Ricky here, looking for the Blade Runner…but Starks fights out of it with some elbow strikes, only to be taken over the top rope to the outside by White! Jay leaves the ring to bring Ricky right back in, but Starks gets an inside cradle for a nearfall. A chop from White is met with a swinging neckbreaker from Starks, who follows up with a power slam for another nearfall!

Starks looks for Roshambo but White slides out…only to roll Starks up for a nearfall, followed by the Spear! Roshambo attempt the second gets countered with clawing of the eyes. Robinson slides in with a steel chair, but Starks uses it against him instead…and uses it on White, forcing the ref to call for the bell!

Winner via disqualification: Jay White

BC Gold end up regrouping on the ring, celebrating Jay’s “win” tonight as we get the rundown on what’s coming up next week and at Double or Nothing!

-Commercial Break-

Back from commercial, Tony Schiavone introduces Don Callis, who comes out with no music as we see footage from last week on the screen. Callis comes to the ring amidst a sea of jeers from the crowd. Don says he wants to talk about what Kenny did to him, as Don feels he is the victim in all this. He talks about all the big moments Kenny has had, and how Don was right there with him. Without Don Callis, there is no Kenny Omega…and this brings out Kenny Omega, who is intercepted by the security and by BCC!

BCC heads to the ring as Don leaves, allowing Mox to get the microphone saying this is Kenny’s final, final warning to stay down. BCC are what everyone else in the business pretends to be…they are the elite! Young Bucks come to the stage with some weapons, figuring out their odds against the BCC…when Hangman Adam Page comes out to the stage! The four stand side by side, weapons at the ready as they head to the ring to brawl with BCC! Things get crazy at ringside as Yuta gets sent into the ring, where Omega hits him with a trashcan lid before taking a BTE Trigger by the Bucks…and the Buckshot Lariat by Page! Yuta escapes the ring to regroup with BCC as Page grabs the mic saying they are the heart and soul of this business, they are The Elite…and they will see BCC at Double or Nothing for Anarchy in the Arena!

BCC and Elite stare each other amidst a big crowd pop as the show comes to a close.