AEW Dynamite 11 08 2023

AEW Dynamite Results
November 8, 2023
Portland, Oregon (Moda Center)
Results by: Alex Kahrs of

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

Backstage we see Tony Schiavone talk to MJF, who addresses Bullet Club Gold before talking to Adam Cole. The champ says he does NOT need help, he can defend the ROH Tag Team Championship on his own at Full Gear, and starts to address his match against Daniel Garcia tonight when he and his friends show up to call him out.

After they walk off, Roderick Strong and The Kingdom show up to talk more trash on the champ who simply walks off, with Cole cutting the call short before we head to ringside for the intro and pyro!

Daniel Garcia makes his way to the ring for our opening contest, ready to challenge MJF for the AEW World Championship. The champion, sans belt due to Jay White’s actions recently, makes his way to the ring before this opening contest gets underway!

AEW World Championship: MJF defends against Daniel Garcia

The crowd chants for the champ before he and Garcia lock up, an exchange of holds leading to the champ getting one over on Garcia. The action heads to the canvas with Garcia getting an upper hand on MJF now, until the champ gets to the ropes to break things up. Menard interjects on the apron for a moment before Garcia takes the champ to the corner, but is forced to break it up as Max calls for sportsmanship and a handshake. Garcia starts to accept but slaps the hand away instead…and Max responds with a thumb to the eye!

MJF cinches in a hammerlock before taking the challenger down, and goes right back for an armbar on Garcia…who manages to turn things around on the champion before we go to picture-in-picture!

Picture-in-Picture: The champ stays on the attack, sending Garcia to the corner to wear the challenger down. Max brings Garcia back down to the canvas for a nearfall, but Garcia starts fighting back in the corner shortly after, even sending the champ into the corner with a hard Irish whip as we come back!

Garcia takes the champ into the corner again, this time celebrating with a short dance before hitting a snap suplex for a nearfall! Garcia catches the champ by surprise for another couple nearfalls, but MJF evades Garcia in the corner to hit a double stomp on his elbow! Double underhook by the champ into a shoulderbreaker, but that and a hammerlock DDT still only give MJF a nearfall as Garcia kicks out!

Garcia evades Salt of the Earth by heading to the ropes, and dodges a Heat Seeker…but MJF catches him with a superkick! Garcia responds by dodging a Panama Sunrise and kicking out the legs of the champ, but is unable to get the piledriver on MJF immediately after…but manages to connect with one arm! Cover by Garcia…BUT MJF KICKS OUT!

Garcia goes for the Dragontamer on the champion, but MJF counters out before cinching in the Salt of the Earth! Garcia has no choice but to tap out here, giving the champ the win!

Winner via submission and still AEW World Champion: MJF

MJF starts to celebrate before extending a hand to Garcia…but 3point0 intervene, keeping Garcia from shaking hands. MJF runs the pair down before offering the sign of sportsmanship again, but Menard and Parker once again keep Garcia from responding as they leave the ring

-Commercial Break-

Video Package: Mark Briscoe is ready to take on Jay White tonight and take the Switchblade’s shot at the AEW World Championship!

Back at ringside, Darby Allin and STIIIIING make their way to the ring for our next contest, ready to face The Outrunners as the bell rings!

The Outrunners vs. Darby Allin & Sting

Darby starts out in the ring and is caught by the combined efforts of both Outrunners, with Magnum taking advantage of the wear and tear to keep Darby off his game. Darby sent to the corner now as Floyd looks for a big suplex…but Darby blocks it and tags in Sting! Floyd gets sent over the top rope as Darby goes for a dive, only for Magnum to intervene. The Outrunners send Darby out of the ring but are dropped by the Icon!

Dual splashes in the corner by Sting and Darby, who sends Magnum out of the ring as Sting sets up for a Scorpion Deathlock! Floyd immediately taps out to give the Icon and his buddy the win tonight!

Winners via submission: Darby Allin & Sting

Darby and Sting celebrate in the ring as we are reminded of the upcoming trios matches at Collision and at Full Gear.

We cut to a black & white backstage segment from earlier today, where we hear from Toni Storm and Hikaru Shida alongside Tony Schiavone in regards to the Women’s World Championship match at Full Gear. Shida wants to know what happened to Storm, who says Shida happened…before promising to win the title back at Full Gear!

Back at ringside, Swerve Strickland makes his way to the ring for our next match. It’s mentioned that Hangman Page is banned from ringside due to the animosity between him and Swerve, before Penta El Zero Miedo makes his way to the ring next. Penta enters the ring and this match gets underway!

Swerve Strickland vs. Penta El Zero Miedo

Swerve goes after Penta’s mask at the start, something the luchador is not thrilled with as he shows off his agility, but that is matched by Strickland who sends Penta to the corner! Swerve is in control as he takes Penta to the canvas before stomping away at him. Swerve brings the luchador back to his feet before sending him to the corner for more damage, eventually going after the hand and wrist.

Penta gets to his feet now, fighting back with a couple chops which leads to an exchange both men…which is won by Swerve, who starts trying to pull Penta’s mask off…only for Penta to fight back, leading to a Backstabber that sends Strickland to the outside. Penta goes for a dive, but is intercepted with an uppercut by Swerve! Swerve looks for a dive of his own, but is met with a thrust kick by Penta instead…and the luchador hits a successful tope onto Strickland as we go to picture-in-picture!

Picture-in-Picture: The action is back and forth as both men lay into each other on the outside, taking very short breaks to stop the count as Swerve starts to finally get the upper hand. Strickland brings the luchador into the ring for a cover, but only gets a nearfall for his efforts. Swerve continues the attack, driving Penta into the ropes for more damage as we come back from break!

This quickly turns into an exchange of strikes between both men as Penta gets back up, before they hit each other with arm drags. Eventually, both men take each other down with kicks that sends them onto the canvas! As they start to get back to their feet, Swerve catches Penta by surprise once again…but Penta sends him out of the ring, before hitting a Destroyer on Swerve, driving him headfirst into the apron!

Penta brings Swerve back into the ring for a cover, but Strickland is still fighting as he kicks out…and counters a corner attack to get a nearfall of his own on the luchador! Action heads back to the apron, where Swerve blocks a kick by Penta to hit a double stomp instead!

Swerve brings Penta into the ring for a 450, but Penta counters out and goes for the arm break! Swerve is hurt as Penta hits the Made in Japan to cover…BUT SWERVE KICKS OUT!

Swerve and Penta are back and forth once more before Penta gets dropped by Strickland, who gives the luchador a taste of his own medicine by attacking the arm before hitting a Swerve Stomp for the pin and the win!

Winner via pinfall: Swerve Strickland

Strickland goes after the mask of Penta right after the match is over, but here comes Adam Page with a steel chair! Page enacts a bit of revenge which comes back onto the ramp before security and officials intervene…but not before the Hangman hits Dead Eye on Swerve through a table off the side of the ramp!

Backstage, Jay White addresses what MJF had to say recently before telling the champion to just sit back and “breathe.”

Video Package: Words from Don Callis and Kenny Omega ahead of the upcoming Like A Dragon Street Fight, so named for the partnership with the Sega game of that name!

-Commercial Break-

Backstage, Omega and Jericho talk to Renee about their street fight before the Bucks interrupt to run down the two, especially Omega for working alongside Jericho. A war of words between them leads to a challenge made for Full Gear: Jericho and Omega taking on The Young Bucks, with the Bucks’ guaranteed tag title shot on the line! The Bucks start running Ibushi down before Omega responds by saying he’s beaten the Bucks before, and if they wanna do this all over again, he can beat them again.

Omega walks off before Jericho runs the Bucks down once more, mentioning that he has his own locker room before leaving

Back at ringside, Keith Lee makes his way to the ring for our next contest, looking to upend Samoa Joe for the ROH World Television Championship.

ROH World TV Championship Match: Samoa Joe defends against Keith Lee

Both men lock up, with Lee shoving off Joe who stops the momentum on a shoulder tackle. Joe hits the ropes, but is sent flying off his feet by Lee instead! Lee lays into the champ with forearms bringing him to the corner, before hitting a big two-hand chop to wear him down!

Joe slowly gets to his feet, catching Lee off guard before sending the challenger to the corner for some hard right hands that drops him to the canvas as we go to picture-in-picture!

Picture-in-Picture: The battle ends up going back and forth between both big men all throughout the break!

Lee continues to wear the champ down until Joe starts fighting back, showing exactly why he is the champion before Lee responds with a hard strike…that Joe reacts to with a big ot! Lee stops the senton short before taking the champ down with a massive German suplex sending Joe on a one-way trip to the canvas!

Joe back to his feet now as Lee continues the attack, but Joe fights him off with a chop…before Lee responds with a big pop-up powerbomb! Lee makes the cover…BUT THE CHAMPION KICKS OUT!

Lee brings Joe back to his feet, lifting him up…but Joe turns it into a rear naked choke! Coquina Clutch is cinched in as Lee tries to fight out of it…but he’s trapped, and passes out from the hold as Joe retains!

Winner via referee stoppage and still ROH World Television Champion: Samoa Joe

After the match, Joe demands a microphone as he talks about his hunger for the AEW World Championship…before announcing that he is vacating the ROH World Television Championship! He lays the title down, saying the next gold he will hold is the AEW World Championship whether Max likes it or not!EW International Champion that he knows he is…and at Full Gear, he WILL beat Jon Moxley.

Back at ringside, The Gunns are accompanied by Juice Robinson as they go to the ring for our next match as Bollywood Boys await them before the match gets underway!

The Gunns vs. Bollywood Boys

This is a very quick, short match as the Gunns catch the Bollywood Boys off guard early on and hit the 3:10 to Yuma for the pin and the win!

Winners via pinfall: The Gunns

The Gunns get a microphone after the match, running down MJF and the fact that he can’t find a friend to team with him for the ROH Tag Team Championship at Full Gear. They promise a trip on the 3:10 to Yuma for Max before leaving the ring.

Backstage, Mox addresses the response by Orange Cassidy by saying he doesn’t even deserve to get to Full Gear…but if he can, good for him. Mox challenges for a fight the moment they land in LAX, before Yuta runs down Hook.

-Commercial Break-

Video Package: Wardlow promises it all comes to an end for MJF soon!

Back at ringside, Julia Hart makes her way to the ring for our next contest. Out next is Red Velvet, making her return after months out of action as this match gets underway.

Red Velvet vs. Julia Hart

After a slow start the two women finally lock up, both looking for an advantage as Velvet is sent to the corner…but catches Hart with a rollup for a nearfall! They lock up once again, and Velvet is taken down before she sends Julia down with a pair of arm drags. The two square off once more as they do the splits on the canvas, staring each other down.

Julia trips Velvet up onto the canvas, but Velvet fights right back sending her to the corner before laying in some body strikes and driving a boot to the face. Velvet brings Hart up for some mounted punches in the corner until Hart escapes, taking Velvet down as we go to picture-in-picture!

Picture-in-Picture: Hart is in control now as she goes to work on Velvet in the corner before pulling her into an adjacent turnbuckle for more damage. The action spills out to the ramp where Julia is very much still in control, bringing Velvet back into the ring for a nearfall before cinching in a chinlock! Velvet is struggling to fight out of the hold as we come back!

Velvet finally starts to fight back once more as she takes Julia down, hitting a fancy bulldog driving Julia face-first into the canvas! Julia heads to the ropes, where she is cut off by Velvet who hits a standing moonsault…but Hart kicks out!

Hart heads to the corner again as Velvet struggles to her feet, before hitting Julia across the back on the turnbuckle. Velvet hits a modified Iconoclasm on Hart for the cover, but Hart kicks out once again!

Hart catches Velvet off guard before pulling her to the corner with some stomps along the way. Julia climbs up top for a moonsault press, giving her the pin and the win!

Winner via pinfall: Julia Hart

Hart is far from finished however, locking in Hartless on Velvet after the match…but out comes Skye Blue to intervene! The two stare each other down in the ring as Hart just shakes her head at Skye, before Willow Nightingale and Kris Statlander rush to the ring as well. Hart just stares them down before leaving the ring.

Backstage, RJ City has a brief word from the newest AEW signing as Mariah May talks about how excited she is to be a part of the company…and to be in the same promotion as Toni Storm!

-Commercial Break-

Back at ringside we are ready for our main event as Jay White makes his way to the ring, followed by Mark Briscoe! This main event gets underway!

Jay White vs. Mark Briscoe (Jay’s shot at the AEW World Championship at Full Gear is on the line)

Jay and Mark lock up and Briscoe catches the Switchblade off guard, forcing him to leave the ring for a breather. White comes back to the ring, where he goes after Briscoe with some hard strikes. Briscoe gets back to his feet, connecting with a back suplex on the Switchblade that sends him into the canvas!

A nearfall is followed up by Briscoe setting Jay up on the turnbuckle, hitting a massive strike that sends the Switchblade to the outside before hitting a big dive on him after! Briscoe stays on the attack as he brings White back into the ring before going up top, but White evades the attack and hits a DDT! White sends him out of the ring, distracting the ref while Bullet Club Gold attacks Briscoe as we go to picture-in-picture!

Picture-in-Picture: Despite getting one over on Jay, Briscoe finds himself at odds with the Switchblade regaining control, thanks in part to the Bang Bang Gang. Jay sends Mark into the turnbuckle before getting a nearfall, quickly transitioning to a chin lock to wear Briscoe down as we come back from break!

Briscoe starts fighting back before getting taken down by the Switchblade, who brings him up top before Mark fights back and hits a dropkick! The crowd is cheering him on as Mark eggs White on to give him all he’s got…leading to an exchange of strikes between both men! Briscoe with some forearms and chops, but Jay fights back…only for Mark to do the same!

Mark gets a kick to the gut on Switchblade for a neckbreaker and a cover…BUT THE SWITCHBLADE KICKS OUT!

Mark fights out of an attack by Jay for a fisherman’s buster, but this too gets only a nearfall over the Switchblade! Briscoe lifts up Jay, who fights out before hitting a Dragon Screw that drives the leg of Briscoe into the ropes. Mark starts to fight back with a Death Valley Driver and connects with a Froggy Bow for the cover…BUT JAY KICKS OUT AGAIN!

Briscoe looking for a Jay Driller on, uh, Jay…but White fights out before hitting a Kiwi Crusher for a cover of his own…BUT NOW IT’S MARK WHO KICKS OUT!

Mark is fighting back as much as he can, once again going for the Jay Driller…only for Switchblade to fight out of it with a back body drop! Sleeper suplex by Jay White, who follows with a brainbuster for the cover…BUT MARK KICKS OUT AGAIN!

Jay responds to this with some hard strikes on Mark, setting up for a Blade Runner…but Mark fights out of it with some chops, only for Jay to hit the sleeper suplex once more! Jay White takes Mark out with a Blade Runner to get the pin and the win in our main event!

Winner via pinfall: Jay White

Shortly after the match, MJF’s music hits…but the champ is in the ring, clearing out BCG from the ring before turning his attention to the Switchblade! Jay evades a ring-assisted punch by MJF before leaving the ring.

MJF gets a microphone, telling him that play time will be over at Full Gear when he beats him to prove he is the REAL World Champion. He’s not just fighting for himself, he’s fighting for Adam Cole and everyone watching, because MJF isn’t just A scumbag, he’s THEIR scumbag.

MJF runs him down some more before the lights cut out, and we go backstage where masked assailants are seen attacking The Acclaimed and Billy Gunn, the latter being sent through a glass window! The feed cuts to someone wearing the Devil mask, and then back to ringside where MJF runs out of the ring to go check on The Acclaimed.

MJF is beside himself when he sees what state they’re in, before Joe taunts him saying he’s out of friends…or is he? Joe walks off, leaving us with a concerned MJF looking around the room as the show comes to a close.