AEW Dynamite Results
October 4, 2023
Stockton, California (Stockton Arena)
Results by: Alex Kahrs of Wrestleview.com
It is Wednesday, my dudes…you know what that means.
Pyro kicks us off as we get a rundown of the night to come. Backstage, Renee meets up Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega as Jericho starts running down the Don Callis Family…until Adam Copeland shows up, largely to put over how great it is to be here for the 4th anniversary, as well as seeing Jericho again and meeting Kenny Omega.
They all shake hands before we go backstage, where we kick off the in-ring action with the AEW International Championship! Out first is the challenger Nick Jackson, accompanied by his brother Matt. Out next is the champion Rey Fenix, and this match is underway!
AEW International Championship: Rey Fenix (c) defends against Nick Jackson
We start off with an exchange of holds until the action picks up the pace, both men showing off their high flying before exchanging chops…and Rey catches Nick with a nearfall! Nick takes advantage of the injury Rey is working through, eventually sending the champ out to the floor! Nick sends Rey to the barricade, but is sent flying over by Fenix who narrowly misses kicking Nick in the face!
Action heads back to ringside as Nick sends Fenix into the ring, but the champ fights back…only to get tripped up on the rope by the Young Buck! Fenix spills to the outside and Nick senses an opportunity as he goes for another punt on the apron…but Fenix evades, leading to Nick hitting the ring post with his foot instead as we go to picture-in-picture!
Picture-in-Picture: The action is back and forth between both men here, with the champ keeping Nick at bay for a moment until Jackson gets back into it, once again going after the champ’s back. Nick follows up with some hard kicks on Fenix, before the champ fights out of a suplex attempt. They each have a superkick in mind and end up kicking each other’s feet instead as we come back from break!
Fenix gets Nick with a superkick, but is met with one from the Young Buck in response before both men end up dropping to the canvas! Standing count for both men as they narrowly get back to their feet to stop it, and Fenix rolls through on Nick for a nearfall! Fenix sends Jackson to the ropes with a kick, but misses a sliding dropkick as Nick turns things around, with both men landing on the floor outside as a result!
Nick gets back up and sends Fenix into the ring, before hitting a springboard facebuster for the cover, but only gets a nearfall! Nick looks for a BTE Trigger on the champ, who stops him…only to take a kick to the face anyway! Nick heads to the ropes with Fenix in tow, but the two men fight on the top rope until Nick hits a big cutter driving the champ to the canvas! Nick goes for the cover here…BUT FENIX KICKS OUT!
Nick sends Fenix to the ropes, where the champ sends him back…only for Nick to connect with a Destroyer! Nick pins the champ down…BUT THE CHAMP KICKS OUT AGAIN!
The two go back and forth once more, with Nick getting the edge with a kick…but still only gets a nearfall for his efforts! Fenix takes the challenger down with a thrust kick, climbing the turnbuckle for a frog splash and the cover…BUT NICK KICKS OUT!
Fenix takes Nick to the corner before lifting him up for a fireman’s carry…but Nick rolls out, pinning the champ down–only for Fenix to counter with a roll of his own, keeping Nick down long enough for the pin and the win to retain!
Winner via pinfall and still AEW International Champion: Rey Fenix
We go to footage from last Wednesday before cutting to Adam Cole checking in on his friend Roderick Strong, who presents Cole with his own set of “wheels” as the two seem to have a bit of fun…much to the annoyance of The Kingdom.
Back in the ring, Griff Garrison is in the ring when his opponent is introduced…the returning Wardlow! The bell rings and this match is underway!
Griff Garrison vs. Wardlow
This match goes roughly how you might expect, with Wardlow going off on Garrison from the opening bell, tearing through him until hitting a Powerbomb Symphony on the one-time Varsity Blond for the pin and the win!
Winner via pinfall: Wardlow
Wardlow leaves the ring and leaves through the crowd as we go to footage from WrestleDream featuring the AEW debut of Adam Copeland, who we’ll hear from tonight!
Backstage, we get footage from earlier tonight as Renee speaks to Don Callis and Konosuke Takeshita as Callis announces that Sammy Guevara was not medically cleared to compete. He announces that he reached out to Kyle Fletcher, who will take Sammy’s place tonight, before telling Jericho and Omega that no one remembers the battles in a war…they only remember who won the war itself.
Due to audio issues on the TBS feed, the network re-airs the vignette, focused on Strong asking his injured friend Cole to help move furniture because The Kingdom “don’t know a thing about it” and because that’s what best friends do. The vignette ends with Strong saying he still needs help from Cole before cutting to black.
Back at ringside, The Butcher, Blade, and Kip Sabian are in the ring as The Acclaimed make their way out to the ring for our next match which gets underway as the challengers attack the champions!
AEW World Trios Championship: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn (c) defend against Kip Sabian, The Butcher, & The Blade
The action is hot and heavy until we get Caster and Blade starting things off, with Caster starting to get the upper hand as we go to picture-in-picture!
Picture-in-Picture: Blade turns things around pretty quickly, wearing Caster down before tagging in Sabian who gets more damage in until a tag is made back to Blade…but Caster is getting back into this as we come back from break!
Tag made to Bowens as the action picks up in favor of the champions, eventually hitting Scissor Me Timbers for the pin and the win!
Winners via pinfall and still AEW World Trios Champions: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn
We cut to the final part of “Toni Storm: Portrait of a Star,” in which Storm recognizes that she is timeless…indicating the final step in a new chapter for the former AEW Women’s World Champion as we cut to break!
We get words from Bryan Danielson and Zack Sabre Jr. after their epic match at WrestleDream, addressing the slight bad blood that still lingers after the result of the match. We then hear from Hangman Page who addresses Swerve Strickland after their match at the PPV on Sunday, before addressing what happened last week on Dynamite between MJF and Jay White…and the attack on Switchblade to close the show!
Back at ringside, Bullet Club Gold sans Jay White head to the ring. They call out MJF, accusing him of being the one who assaulted Jay White because he is scared. Juice Robinson tells the champ to come out because he’s got some ‘splainin’ to do…and eventually, the AEW World Champion makes his way to the stage.
Max calls for his music to be cut, saying it appears the Devil has arrived in Stockton before addressing Bullet Club Gold, running them down before calling for a dueling chant that, uh, I’m not 100% sure I’m allowed to repeat in this recap. The crowd obliges, much to the champ’s delight before offering to list off his accomplishments over the years of Dynamite in celebration of the show’s anniversary.
He runs down the beating he’s given Chris Jericho and Cody Rhodes, the dodgeball-related injuries to some kids, the time he “nearly got the show off the air” because he called his boss an f’ing mark before calling himself the fans’ scumbag. That all said, Max knows for a fact he didn’t attack Jay White, aka “Tofu,” but if BC Gold don’t want to talk it out like gentlemen we can have ourselves a Stockton Street Fight!
Max takes his shirt off as he gets to the ring, but the Bang Bang Gang curiously leave the ring…only for us to see Jay White attack the champ with a Blade Runner! The group stand tall over the fallen champ, before Jay White leaves the ring with the AEW World Championship as they head up the ramp. Jay gets a microphone as he tells the crowd to be quiet so the champ can hear him.
Jay calls out the “cheap parlor tricks” of the champion, saying that him saying it wasn’t him might as well be a confession because they know the real MJF, a coward and a fiend…and we need a truly elite champion. Jay lays out the challenge to the champ for Full Gear, Jay White vs MJF for the AEW World Championship.
Max can try to prove Jay wrong and he will fail…but Jay won’t. Jay will lead by example by taking the belt tonight, and if you’re not down with that we have two words for you…Guns Up! Max isn’t quite having that however, saying HE has two words for Jay…you’re on!
Jay and BC Gold head to the back, still holding onto the title as we go backstage. Renee speaks with Orange Cassidy and Hook to address their match at WrestleDream, before addressing the Mox/Fenix match next week and whether or not Orange should be in that match. They enjoy some delicious chips to close things before we go back to ringside!
We get ready for our next contest as Chris Jericho heads to the ring to a chorus singing his theme song before Kenny Omega comes out next. The crowd is thrilled to see Omega as he heads toward the ring, before Don Callis comes out with his team for the evening. Soon, this match gets underway!
Chris Jericho & Kenny Omega vs. Kyle Fletcher & Konosuke Takeshita
We start off with Jericho and Takeshita circling the canvas, Jericho pumping up the crowd before the two men lock up before Takeshita takes the Ocho down with a shoulder tackle. Jericho makes his way back up and takes Takeshita off his game now before tagging in Omega, who lays into Takeshita with some chops and elbows.
Omega backs into a corner as Jericho makes a tag, going after the Alpha and we get a double suplex by Omega and Jericho! Takeshita manages to turn things around, sending Jericho hard into the ropes as we go to picture-in-picture!
Picture-in-Picture: Takeshita is firmly in control here, wearing down Jericho until he tags in Fletcher who continues the attack. Both men have the advantage over Jericho here now as Takeshita tags back in, driving Jericho’s throat into the ropes. Fletcher tags in and trades chops with the Ocho now, sending him toward the ropes before Jericho takes him down as we come back from break!
Both men end up down on the canvas, but Jericho gets the tag to Omega who goes after Fletcher, setting him up in the corner before Takeshita intervenes…only to be dropped down by Omega, who goes back on the attack on Fletcher. Takeshita intercepts a snap dragon attempt but is shoved away by Omega, who gets caught by Fletcher!
Jericho gets caught in the middle of all this and both men get taken down by the Family squad, who make a double cover after a Michinoku driver for a close nearfall! Fletcher goes back after Omega but gets dropped with a snap dragon suplex, before Omega tags in Jericho. Fletcher sent to the corner as Jericho wears him down, before putting him up on the top turnbuckle for some mounted punches and a hurricanrana!
But Jericho gets caught with a knee strike by Takeshita! Chaos ensues as all four men go after each other, and it all ends with a Kenny brainbuster on Takeshita! Jericho and Fletcher get to their knees, trading strikes on their way up to their feet…only to take each other out with a double clothesline! Both men are right back down as we go to picture-in-picture!
Picture-in-Picture: We see Jericho eventually back up, trading blows with Fletcher…who manages to take the Ocho right back down before we come back from break!
Jericho crawls over and manages to get a tag to Omega, who lays into Fletcher with some forearms…but Fletcher has some of his own for the Best Bout Machine, the two men trading them until Omega catches Fletcher with a knee…and then a running knee for the nearfall!
Omega is firing up but gets intercepted by Takeshita, but Omega manages to fight out! Fletcher takes advantage of this, but gets caught with a Codebreaker by Jericho and a One-Winged Angel by Omega, who gets the pin and the win!
Winners via pinfall: Kenny Omega & Chris Jericho
Callis heads to ringside to yell at Omega about cheating, until Jericho and Omega get blindsided by Powerhouse Hobbs! Hobbs lays both men out, before going after Omega on the outside as he sends him to the barricade much to the delight of Callis. Hobbs takes the one-time Cleaner out to, well, the cleaners, beating him down in the crowd before bringing him back to ringside for Takeshita to follow suit.
Callis grabs some duct tape, affixing Omega’s arms to the ropes as Hobbs has a steel chair in his hands. Omega tries his best to fight out of the situation but is left helpless as the Family continues to secure him to the ropes.
Jericho tries to intervene but is taken out with a chair by Hobbs, who turns his attention to Omega…but Callis wants to be the one to take him out instead! Callis takes the chair as the Family keep hold of Omega’s arms, and the Don wallops Omega over the head with the chair! They finally let go of Omega, who looks out of it as he starts breaking free from the ropes while the Family escapes up the ramp.
Backstage, Renee talks to MJF about the situation with Adam Cole as well as with Bullet Club Gold as a medic tries to help the champ out. We see The Acclaimed in the background, and Caster starts to give the champ a neck rub…which does NOT go down well as MJF shouts at him, addressing the weird “stalking” over the past few months (namely tweets that Caster has posted about MJF) before Caster backs away. MJF tries to call Cole but it goes to voicemail, annoying the champ to no end as we cut to commercial.
Back from break, a video package shows Samoa Joe addressing “the hunger to be champ” and his satisfaction as he is one…but he is still focused, and looking for his shot at the AEW World Championship once again. When he’s hungry, Joe always manages to eat.
Back at ringside, Skye Blue makes her way to the ring for our next contest. Out next is the now ‘Timeless’ Toni Storm as she heads to the ring. She poses upon entering the ring, and this match is underway!
Skye Blue vs. Toni Storm
Toni shakes hands with the ref and tries to shake hands with Skye…only to lay her out onto the canvas! Storm continues the attack in the corner, taking Skye down with a neckbreaker as Skye heads to the corner, starting to fight back as she sends Storm to the corner with a dropkick. The two women trade strikes now, and the action heads to the apron…where Toni sends Skye into the barricade with a hip attack, before she sends us to picture-in-picture for “a word from these fabulous sponsors”!
Picture-in-Picture: Storm stays on the attack on the outside, rolling into the ring to break the count before going right back out. Storm slams Skye against the barricade before bringing her back into the ring, stomping away at her head before standing her up for a chop and a snap suplex for a nearfall! Storm goes to work with a submission hold as she pulls Skye’s hair back, slamming her face into the canvas as the ref admonishes her. Storm back to her feet now, circling Skye before stomping her head as we come back from break!
Skye starts fighting back, catching Storm with a kick on a piledriver attempt before laying in some elbow strikes and a headscissors takedown! Storm looking for a running hip attack but gets intercepted, and Skye sends her to the corner…hitting a roundhouse kick and a cross body for a nearfall!
Toni catches Skye however, sending her down for a nearfall of her own! Toni starts arguing with the ref about the count, only to be rolled up by Skye who gets a nearfall. Skye with a big punch and the cover again…BUT TONI KICKS OUT!
Toni stops a kick from Skye, hitting a German suplex before heading to the corner. She demands a close up before hitting a hip attack on Skye in the corner, followed by the Storm Zero for the pin and the win!
Winner via pinfall: Toni Storm
Toni enjoys the “standing ovation” for her performance as we get a rundown of what’s to come on Rampage! Backstage, we get the announcement that next week we will have a four-way match to determine the #1 Contender for the ROH World Championship, with Kingston slated to be on commentary!
A rundown of next week leads to the reminder that we’ll hear from Adam Copeland next on Dynamite!
Back at ringside, Tony Schiavone is in the ring as he welcomes to AEW the ‘Rated R Superstar’ Adam Copeland! Copeland rushes to the stage to a big ovation from the crowd, his pyro hitting before he comes down the ramp showing the crowd some love on his way to the ring. He enters the ring as Tony talks about how exciting it’s been to see him make his debut in AEW, and Copeland talks about how big a deal it is to be standing in the ring with a man whose voice was the soundtrack of his childhood…but this is his time, so hit the bricks.
The crowd shows their appreciation for Copeland, who talks about being told back in 2011 that he would never be able to wrestle again before talking about how exciting it is to be in an AEW ring here tonight. Copeland starts running down some goals he has, including the AEW World Championship, as well as a chance to face Jon Moxley, Kenny Omega, Miro, Powerhouse Hobbs, Jay White, Juice Robinson…all amazing reasons to be here.
Copeland looks to challenge himself this late into his career, and the AEW fans are helping to make this happen. The main reason he came here to AEW, however, was because he sat down with his family and asked his daughters what he should do. He asked if he should retire, which was an option…but his daughter Lyric said “you should go have fun with Uncle Jay,” who he addresses as the man we know as Christian Cage.
Copeland calls Cage out, and after a moment’s hesitation the TNT Champion’s music hits…and Christian Cage steps out to the stage to some heavy boos from the crowd. Cage walks down the ramp, entering the ring as he shows off his championship before finally looking at a man who was once like a brother to him.
The crowd are loving this reunion, but Cage clearly isn’t as Copeland addresses their 40-year friendship. He knows Cage is wondering why Copeland attacked Nick Wayne and Luchasaurus and the answer is simple…he saw Cage looking all sour and despite how he’s been, he still loves him.
Copeland saw his friend standing over Sting, a man whose poster Cage used to show off all the time, a man who has entertained people and caused them to feel for over four decades…and realized he couldn’t let Cage smash Sting with that steel chair. He also did what he did because he knows Nick and Luchasaurus will drop him like a bad habit the moment they suck out every bit of information they can from him.
Copeland says it’s time, for the first time properly since 2011, to team together and face teams like FTR and The Young Bucks, and show fans today why they are arguably one of the greatest tag teams of all time! Copeland says he’s asking Cage to join him, to end their careers as a team to show these people what they can do.
Copeland hands Cage the microphone, and Cage stares at his TNT Championship before the two men hug it out…and Cage tells Copeland to go f’ himself. Cage leaves the ring with mic and title in hand, heading up the ramp as the crowd really deride the champion. Cage gives Copeland a reminder of what he’s up against next Tuesday on Dynamite…as Luchasaurus steps out onto the stage, staring Copeland down as Nick Wayne joins the fray. Copeland looks dejected by Cage’s dismissal, but ready to take on the massive challenge of Luchasaurus next week as this show comes to a close.