AEW Dynamite Results
May 31, 2023
San Diego, California (Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University)
Results by: Alex Kahrs of Wrestleview.com
It is Wednesday, my dudes…you know what that means.
Pyro kicks us off before we get started with our opening contest, as Blackpool Combat Club are seen coming down through the crowd. We see clips of Anarchy in the Arena from Double or Nothing, a match that saw the BCC victorious in the end as the trio enter the ring. Out next are Bandido and the Lucha Bros as we see footage from last week’s ROH Tag Team Championship match. The luchadors enter the ring, and this match gets underway!
Blackpool Combat Club (Jon Moxley, Wheeler Yuta & ROH World Champion Claudio Castagnoli) vs. ROH World Tag Team Champions Lucha Bros (Rey Fenix & Penta El Zero Miedo) & Bandido
All six men have a standoff, coming to blows before the bell even rings. The luchadors clear them out of the ring before going for a dive…only to be intercepted by the BCC, who take the fight to the outside! Yuta’s attacking Bandido, Mox is on Penta, and Claudio is after Fenix. Yuta brings Bandido into the ring and the bell finally rings!
Bandido takes the fight to Yuta for a bit, but is caught with a scoop slam and a senton for a nearfall. Yuta brings the luchador back to his feet looking for a suplex, but it’s Bandido having him up. Mox and Claudio try to intercept but are held off by the Lucha Bros as Bandido keeps Yuta up in the air for a full minute’s count before dropping him…but only gets a two count before Yuta kicks out!
Tag made to Penta as the Lucha Bros look for a double-team, but BCC keep the Lucha Bros at bay until Penta connects with a Backstabber on Claudio! Penta and Yuta go at it until Bandido tags back in, but he’s sent to the outside where BCC go on the attack as we go to picture-in-picture!
Picture-in-Picture: BCC keep on top of Bandido as they bring him back in the rong and Mox tags in, beating up on the luchador before tagging in Claudio, whose power keeps Bandido from making a tag before Mox comes back into the mix. Mox stomps away at Bandido before locking in a modified ankle lock. Mox continues the beatdown as he releases the hold before going for a nearfall, only to trap him in another hold as we come back!
Bandido is struggling here as Mox cinches in his hold tight…but Bandido hits a jawbreaker to break the hold! Bandido picking up some steam now as he hits the ropes to drop Mox to the canvas, and he manages to get a tag to Fenix as Claudio tags in. Claudio’s power is cut off by the agility of Fenix who catches the ROH World Champion with a big kick to the face.
Yuta comes running in but is cut off by Fenix and Penta, who takes Claudio down and sends him colliding with Mox in the process! Bandido and Yuta tag on now, trading punches and elbows to a near standstill…until Yuta takes a bite out of the luchador, who responds with a kick to the face of Yuta! Yuta hits the ropes but gets taken down by Bandido, and the Lucha Bros dive onto Claudio and Mox on the outside as Bandido goes for the cover for a nearfall.
Bandido looking to take Yuta down but Mox and Claudio intervene, allowing Yuta to hit the running knee strike and hammer elbow strikes before getting the pin and the win!
Winners via pinfall: Blackpool Combat Club (Jon Moxley, Wheeler Yuta & Claudio Castagnoli)
Danielson leaves commentary to join in the celebration inside the ring.
Backstage, The Elite talk about Anarchy in the Arena and where they go from here…until the Dark Order pop in to confront Page. He rushes off to meet up with them, but not before denying the rumor that Omega went home to Canada after what happened the past three weeks.
Back at ringside, Tony Schiavone is inside the ring as he welcomes Jay White and Juice Robinson to the ring. Bullet Club Gold arrive to the ring, where Tony asks them about their issue with Ricky Starks, including the attack backstage at Double or Nothing. Jay says Ricky must feel like he’s on top of the world after eliminating BC Gold from the Blackjack Battle Royal, but reminds Starks that he is not the International Champion because of what they did to him. Juice calls out FTR for helping Starks during the attack, because “we all know Ricky Starks ain’t got no friends.” Jay runs down the champs, saying he didn’t expect them to be dumb enough to get involved in the “Bang Bang Club’s” business.
FTR have seemingly had enough of this, the champs heading to the ring for a confrontation. Jay and Juice argue over whether FTR are here to get hostile or to apologize…and Jay says they’re here to join Bullet Club Gold. If the champs want to join, all they have to do is ask…but do it politely. This leads to a standoff between the teams, until Robinson clocks Dax with a roll of quarters! FTR gets beat down by the Club here, with Juice and Jay taking them down hard until Ricky Starks arrives to stop them with a steel chair.
BC Gold hightail it through the crowd as Ricky lays out a challenge to Jay White, to leave Juice Robinson in the back and he and Starks finish things one on one next week. Ricky’s music hits as BC Gold escape through the crowd.
We go backstage where Tony Khan awaits us with an announcement regarding AEW Collision…and the debut edition from the United Center WILL feature CM Punk!
Back at ringside, the competitors in this three-way match make their entrances next. Out first is Trent Barretta, followed by Big Bill and Swerve Strickland. They enter the ring and this match gets underway!
Trent Barretta vs. Big Bill vs. Swerve Strickland
Trent and Bill start things off in the ring as Swerve escapes to the outside, but Trent quickly rushes out to send Swerve in telling Bill to “kill him” after what happened at the Blackjack Battle Royal. All three men go at it now as Trent comes back in, but Bill has both opponents in the corner as he splashes them both before sending Swerve over the rope to the outside…and then hits a big boot on Trent as we head to picture-in-picture!
Picture-in-Picture: Bill continues the onslaught on Trent both in and out of the ring, before shifting his focus to Swerve where he sends the Mogul flying onto the entrance ramp. Bill goes back to Trent, sending him headfirst into the steel steps. Swerve and Trent start to fight back, but Big Bill’s power proves to be too much…until Swerve slides out of a slam attempt, sending him into a spear by Trent, who quickly faces punishment by Strickland. Trent and Swerve end up on the apron, fighting it out as we come back!
Bill enters the ring again, looking for a big boot on Trent on the apron…but Trent pulls Swerve into the boot instead, sending him off the apron before Trent sends the big man out as well, hitting a dive in the process! Swerve sends Trent back into the ring after this, looking for the double stomp…but is intercepted by Bill, who climbs to the second rope. Trent is up on the ropes now, and it’s a fight between all three men until Swerve and Trent hit a double superplex on Big Bill to send him crashing to the canvas!
Trent and Swerve are slightly quicker to recover, before Trent sends Swerve out of the rope…only to get caught in a swinging side slam by Bill, who gets the cover…but Swerve breaks it up, covering Bill for a nearfall of his own! Swerve looks for a double stomp on Trent, but he dodges it and hits a flying knee strike and a piledriver…only for Bill to break the pin!
Trent tries to intercept Bill on the apron but is sent off with a chokeslam, only for Swerve to drop the big man off the apron and steal a cover on Trent for the pin and the win!
Winner via pinfall: Swerve Strickland
Video Package: Kris Statlander returns at Double or Nothing to defeat Jade Cargill for the TBS Championship
Back at ringside, Renee welcomes The Acclaimed and Daddy Ass to the stage to address their loss at Double or Nothing. Gunn feels especially bad for letting The Acclaimed down that night, but Caster says not to feel bad before calling themselves the people’s choice. Bowens says their goal remains the same after what they went through in losing the tag titles, putting Gunn over by saying he deserves to hold gold one more time.
Bowens tells Gunn not to worry about it, because The Acclaimed love him, and everybody loves The Acclaimed! Crowd cheers them on before we get a rundown on what’s to come later tonight as Dynamite rolls on.
Back from commercial, Tony Schiavone is once again back in the ring to “welcome” Don Callis. Accompanied by Takeshita, Callis heads to the ring amidst major boos from the crowd, where Tony asks about what happened at Double or Nothing while addressing his “new protege” in Takeshita. Callis says he hopes those boos are for Kenny Omega, claiming he’s the real victim here (which gets the crowd booing louder and louder), and putting himself over as being the reason for Kenny’s success and title wins.
Every morning Don has to wake up and look at the stitches on his head, which he blames Kenny for. He says Kenny destroyed his family, and maybe he lost a nephew…but he gained a son (he says, pointing to Takeshita). He puts Takeshita over as the best athlete he’s ever seen, saying he’s better than a list of Japanese legends…and even better than Okada, and he will soon show that he is better than Kenny Omega!
Takeshita takes the mic to address the crowd in Japanese before promising in English that they will destroy The Elite and Kenny Omega. Don takes the mic back saying he’s going to build a new family to cut The Elite out of All Elite Wrestling!
Video Package: Wardlow and Arn Anderson address Christian Cage and Luchasaurus after the TNT Champion retained his title at Double or Nothing
Back at ringside, the Gates of Agony make their way to the ring for our next match! Out next are Darby Allin, followed by AEW International Champion Orange Cassidy. After all four men are in the ring, this match gets underway with Kaun going after Darby as Liona goes after the champ!
Darby Allin & AEW International Champion Orange Cassidy vs. Gates Of Agony (Toa Liona & Bishop Kaun)
Liona and Cassidy start the match in the ring, with Toa getting the advantage early on as he sends Cassidy flying with a belly to belly suplex. Darby shoves Kaun away before tagging himself into the match, but Toa uses his power to keep him down before tagging in Kaun. Double-team attacks on Darby and Cassidy keep the Gates in control as the rest of Mogul Embassy show up on the stage to watch. Kaun goes back to work on Darby in the corner before tagging Toa back in, much to the Embassy’s delight as Toa keeps on the attack.
Big hip attack in the corner nearly squashes Darby, who starts to fight back before get hets sent out of the ring…where Kaun traps him by sending him against the barricade multiple time. Toa rushes at Cassidy to take him down as well as we go to picture-in-picture!
Picture-in-Picture: Gates of Agony keep on the attack here, with Kaun getting a tag in to keep wearing down Darby as Orange is seen recovering on the outside. Toa enters the match now as Orange finally makes it back on the apron, watching on as Darby continues to suffer the offense of Liona, who tags in Kaun…and he takes Darby right out of the ring, only to bring him back in before doing more damage! Kaun taunts the champ on the apron as the attack continues while we come back!
Bishop sets Darby up on the top turnbuckle, only to drop him down hard…which leaves him on the apron, open to a leg drop by Liona! Tag here as Toa continues to inflict a world of hurt on Darby, only to tag Kaun back in. They set Darby up for something but Darby drops down…which turns out to be a ruse as he’s back to his feet, chopping both men! This doesn’t last long as they grab Darby, who manages to fight them off enough to make the tag to the International Champion!
Orange slows things down, putting hands in pockets as he catches the Gates with a flurry of offense leading to a DDT on Kaun for a nearfall! Orange is looking for an Orange Punch here, but Kaun ducks it as Toa drops the champ with a Samoan drop! They double-team Orange after this, but Darby narrowly breaks the pin!
Gates looking for a double chokeslam after they recover, but Darby gets the tag in and unloads on his opponents! Toa gets caught with a back rake by Darby, followed by an Orange Punch by the champ and a dive by Darby! Kaun goes after Cassidy but takes a Stundog Millionaire by Cassidy, and a Destroyer by Darby! Orange dives to the outside to hold off Toa while Darby hits a Coffin Drop on Kaun for the pin and the win!
Winners via pinfall: Darby Allin & Orange Cassidy
Swerve, Nana, and Brian Cage approach the pair in the ring but are cut off by the return of STIIIIIIIIIING, the Icon arriving with a bat in hand as the Mogul Embassy escapes the ring!
Video Package: MJF retains the World Championship at Double or Nothing, is getting bored of “a lack of competition”
Back from commercial, Tony Schiavone is getting his steps in as he is back in the ring ready to welcome…someone to the ring, but he is interrupted by the arrival of Hook. Tony addresses Hook’s involvement at Double or Nothing, before asking what is next for him. Before we get a chance to hear from the FTW Champion however, Los Faccion Ingobernale show up to take back the TV time they feel they deserve.
Jose says they’re taking their opportunity, telling Vance and Dralistico to show Hook what they’re all about. They go to beat up on Hook until “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry arrives to even the odds, steel chair in hand as Dralistico and Vance go after him…only to be laid out! Jose tries to get involved but gets sent to the ring, where Hook takes him down! Jose escapes the ring as Perry enter, showing Hook a sign of respect as they stand tall in the ring.
Backstage, Renee talks to Toni Storm and The Outcasts who celebrate Toni’s big win at Double or Nothing. They put over the fact Toni is defending the title at House Rules this weekend, “because that’s what a fighting touring champion does!”
Back at ringside we are gearing up for our next match as Nyla Rose heads to the ring, followed by the defending TBS Champion Kris Statlander before this match gets underway!
Nyla Rose vs. TBS Champion Kris Statlander
Nyla shows her strength against Kris here, sending the champion to the corner before being admonished by the ref. Kris starts to fight back but is dropped hard by Rose, only for Kris to roll away from an elbow drop to lock in the bodyscissors until Nyla gets to the ropes to break the hold. Nyla goes back on the attack, only for Kris to fight out of a suplex attempt by the challenger…who ends up sending Statlander into the turnbuckle as Taya watches on, before we go to picture-in-picture!
Picture-in-Picture: The challenger continues the attack on the champ, wearing her down in the corner. She continues with a tough submission hold until the champ gets to the ropes to break the hold, but Nyla continues to dominate beyond this with a chop in the corner, before wearing the champ down with a chin lock. Kris starts to fight back but is taken down with a chop block by Rose, who goes after the previously-injured leg as we return!
Rose takes the champ down hard and goes for a cover, getting a nearfall. Statlander starts fighting back again, hitting a discus elbow and some hard strikes to send Rose to the corner before hitting a running strike and a Blue Thunder Bomb for a nearfall!
Statlander looks to follow up on this but is sent to the corner by Nyla, only for the champ to narrowly avoid a corner attack by escaping to the outside…where he’s met with a senton by the former Women’s World Champion! Nyla is back in control now, bringing the TBS Champion back into the ring before hitting a chokeslam for a nearfall.
Statlander gets an opening, taking Nyla down before climbing up for a 450 splash that connects, giving the champ the pin and the win!
Winner via pinfall and still TBS Champion: Kris Statlander
Video Package: The chaos of the Unsanctioned Match between Adam Cole and Chris Jericho leading to our main event for tonight, a mixed tag team match as Cole teams with Baker to take on Jericho and Saraya!
Back from commercial, Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D. (put respect on that name!) makes her way to the stage, followed by Adam Cole as they head to the ring for our main event! Out next is Saraya, followed by Chris Jericho before this match gets underway!
Mixed Tag Team Match
Adam Cole & Britt Baker vs. Chris Jericho & Saraya
We start off with Cole and Jericho picking up from Double or Nothing as they go at each other with some hard strikes, with Jericho getting the early advantage as he sends Cole to the corner. Cole starts fighting back before the two men trade chops. Cole sends Jericho to the corner, but is caught with a finger to the eye before the Ocho sends Cole to the outside…where he sends him into the barricade!
Jericho brings Cole back into the ring now, keeping on the attack until Cole takes him down with a shoulder tackle. Jericho rolls to his corner, tagging in Saraya which forces a tag to Britt Baker…but that’s fine by her, as she lays into Saraya with some hard strikes followed by a nearfall! Baker is in control here until she hits the ropes, with Saraya distracting the ref long enough for Jericho to trip the ref. This causes a bit of chaos as we head to picture-in-picture!
Picture-in-Picture: Saraya is back on the attack until she teases a tag to Jericho, only to attack Baker some more…and distract the ref as Jericho attacks Baker on the ropes! Saraya takes advantage with a cover but only gets a nearfall. Saraya with a chinlock on Baker, who struggles to fight out of it only to get dropped by Saraya for her troubles. Saraya once gain teases the tag to Jericho, which they use to taunt Cole before Jericho sneaks in another stomp on Baker as we return!
Chaos ensues as the Outcasts arrive to beat up on Baker on the outside, but Shida arrives to even the odds as Baker is back in the ring. Jericho runs into the ring to taunt Baker, who gets a tag to Adam Cole! Cole lays into Jericho with some strikes and an enziguri, but Jericho responds with a Lionsault that gets him a nearfall!
Tag to Saraya brings Baker right back in, but Baker takes Saraya down with a neckbreaker…only for Saraya to send her to the corner. Baker fights back as she goes up the turnbuckle, but Saraya intercepts her…only to be shoved off by Baker. Jericho rushes in to intervene, but Baker falls right on top of both of them sending Jericho away before getting a nearfall on Saraya. Cole tags in, and Cole hits a Backstabber on Jericho before climbing up for a Panama Sunrise…only to get caught into the Walls of Jericho!
Saraya knocks Baker off the apron as Cole struggles to get to the ropes…he’s just about inches away, but Jericho pulls him back to the center of the ring! Cole is in trouble here, but Baker hops up on the apron with a glove in hand, putting it on before locking in the Lockjaw on Jericho! She brings him back to the canvas before locking it back in, the ref not able to call it before Saraya breaks the hold!
Cole comes back into the ring, only to take a Codebreaker…but the Ocho only gets a nearfall off of this! They’re on their knees trading strikes now, slowly getting to their feet as Cole starts to get the advantage…but both men end up right back onto the canvas! Tag to Saraya and to Baker now, and the ladies are now the ones trading strikes until Saraya drops Baker down hard for a nearfall! Jericho’s in the corner with a bat, looking to hit Baker with it…but takes a superkick by Cole, and then by both Cole AND Baker, who makes the tag to Cole!
Cole lowers the kneepad, looking to deliver the Boom…and it connects, giving Cole the pin and the win for the team in this main event!
Winners via pinfall: Adam Cole & Britt Baker
Cole and Baker celebrate as Jericho leaves the ring, grabbing a steel chair and throwing it in the ring…but Cole picks it up, keeping Jericho away as the Ocho is forced to regroup on the ramp with Saraya. Cole and Baker continue to celebrate in the ring as the show comes to a close.