Posted on 4/18/124 by Bob Magee

Tonight’s episode of AEW DYNAMITE was broadcast live from
the Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, IN!

Excalibur, Tony Schiavone and “The Human Suplex Machine” Taz
were the broadcast team for tonight’s event

It’s Wednesday night and you know what that means!

The final Dynamite before Dynasty on pay-per-view this
Sunday kicked off with newly crowned IWGP World Heavyweight
Champion Jon Moxley making his way to the ring!

Mox: “20 years ago, I was swimming upstream when I won one
of my first championships. I never had help. My message:
watch me. Watch me as a climb mountain after mountain. Being
great is not about what other people say, it’s about what’s

“This is the IWGP Championship. This championship is steeped
in history. It is illustrious to the extreme and I have been
chasing it for five years. Five years of pints of sweat and
blood, thousands of miles across the ocean and back again.
Me holding this wasn’t impossible if people knew what is
inside of me. How deep can you dig when you are choking on
your own blood? Are you willing to prove the doubters wrong?
That’s what AEW is about!

“Which brings me to my point. This Don Callis Family, some
very talented individuals have got themselves in league with
Don Callis. He’s a creep. He’s feeding them lies and they
are buying them. And over the weekend they put a hit out and
tried to injure my teammate, Bryan Danielson. If you put a
target on his back, you might as well put one on mine.

“If you guys want to be tough guys, you’re welcome to come
find me. But I suspect I’m not your type. Here’s what I’m
going to do. I’m going to pick the biggest, meanest, baddest
one of you—Powerhouse Hobbs. And I’m going to challenge him
to a match in the main event one week from tonight at
Dynamite. And I’m not going to make it quick or easy. I’m
going to drag him to the deepest waters, and he’ll see no
shoreline and he’ll sink to the bottom of the ocean. And
he’ll know the difference between me and him and that Don
Callis is feeding him lies. No one can touch me and there is
only one Jon Moxley!”

Backstage we heard from “The CEO” Mercedes Moné!

Moné: “Last week somebody attacked me in the dark because
they were too afraid to face me in the light. But as the CEO
I always get back up and I can’t wait to pay back that bitch
that attacked me. Lights off? That sounds too familiar Julia
Hart? I didn’t picture you as such a coward, or maybe it’s
someone who wants me to think it was you.

“Maybe it’s somebody who doesn’t want to face me at Double
or Nothing when I’m all healthy. Either way, I’m putting the
entire woman’s division on notice. And Willow and Julia, I
look forward to watching your mixed tag match tonight,
because remember, there’s a price to pay when you mess with
Mercedes Moné!”

Mixed Tag Match!
TNT Champion Adam Copeland & Willow Nightingale
Vs. House of Black’s Brody King & TBS Champion Julia Hart!

Willow had been attacked backstage. Stokely Hathaway and
Kris Statlander were checking on her.

The lights went on in the arena! The lights came back on and
Brody King blindsided Adam Copeland in the ring!

Brody whipped Copeland into the barricade and chopped him.
Brody clobbered Copeland with forearms while Julia laughed.
Brody charged at Copeland and splashed him against the

Copeland headbutted Brody and knocked him off the top
turnbuckle. Copeland followed up with a flying clothesline.
They traded forearms and chops in the center of the ring.
Copeland staggered Brody with a clubbing lariat. Copeland
ran in with a high boot to Brody’s jaw. Copeland landed the
Impaler, but Brody kicked out at the two-count!

Adam Copeland nailed Brody King with a flipping neck
breaker. Copeland attempted a spear, but Brody countered
with a lariat. Brody went for a flipping cannonball in the
corner, but Copeland dodged it!

Willow Nightingale made her way to the ring! Willow tagged
herself in and connected with a cross body press to Brody.
Willow went for Julia, but Julia backed off! Copeland rocked
Brody with a spear! Willow cannonballed Brody in the corner!
Julia dropped Willow with a knockout punch, her fist wrapped
in a steel chain! Julia locked in Heartless on Willow and
Julia won via ref stoppage!

“She’s out! She’s out!” said Excalibur.

“That chain did the damage,” added Taz.

“The CEO” Mercedes Moné made her way to the ring with a
steel chair! Julia made a hasty retreat, seeing Mercedes
wielding the steel chair!

Mercedes dropped the chair and Copeland shook Mercedes’

Renee Paquette was backstage with AEW World Champion Samoa

Samoa Joe: “How do I view Swerve as an opponent? Right now,
he’s a nuisance. He’s just somebody who keeps standing up no
matter how many times I knock him down, like he’s a punching

“Let’s talk about Swerve’s track record. It seems like every
championship he’s challenged for he’s come up short, like he
chokes. At Dynasty, I will cement my legacy as the greatest
AEW World Champion of all time. And Swerve, you’re a choke
artist, but at Dynasty, you don’t have to worry about it
because I’ll be choking you out instead.”

Trios Bout!
The Elite—AEW Continental Champion Kazuchika Okada & The
Young Bucks—Matthew & Nicholas Jackson
Daniel Garcia and Death Triangle—PAC & Penta El Zero Miedo!

Pac was in the ring, staring down Okada, ahead of their
match at Dynasty. The Young Bucks ambushed Pac from behind
and stomped on him. Pac got back to his feet and cracked
Nicholas with kicks. Penta and Pac used tandem offense on

Garcia tagged in and dropped Nicholas with a butterfly
suplex and a lariat. Okada tripped up Garcia from the apron.
Nicholas blindsided Garcia with a running kick from the
apron. Matthew had a microphone and commentated during the
match, telling Garcia to “show me something!”

Garcia hit Matthew with a suplex and tagged Pac. “The
Bastard” walloped Matthew with a German Suplex! Pac took
down the Bucks with a double dropkick from the top rope! Pac
followed up with a moonsault to the Bucks on the floor!

Pac invited Okada into the ring, but Matthew hit Pac from
behind. Okada and the Bucks triple teamed Pac in the corner.
Okada planted Pac with a neck breaker and went for the pin,
but Penta ran in to break up the cover.

Penta tagged in and served up Sling Blades to the Bucks.
Penta smashed Okada with the Made in Japan for a near fall.
Pac came over the top rope with a cutter on Matthew!

The fans chanted “This is awesome! This is awesome!”

Pac plastered Okada with a thrust kick! Pac climbed to the
top rope, but Matthew Jackson swept out Pac’s leg, and Pac
crashed onto the mat. Garcia tagged in and smacked Okada
with chops, but Okada connected with a beautiful dropkick.

After help from the Bucks, Okada stuffed Garcia with a
tombstone piledriver. Okada ducked a sling blade from Penta
and spiked Penta with a tombstone. The Bucks blasted Garcia
with a superkick party, and then Okada finished off Garcia
with the Rainmaker clothesline for the pin!

After the match, the Bucks rocked Garcia with the EVP
Trigger! Nicholas brought a ladder into the ring. Nicholas
body slammed Garcia onto the ladder. They sandwiched Garcia
inside the ladder. Nicholas went up top, but Pac chased the
Elite out of the ring with the bell hammer!

Up next: Taz brokered a meeting between FTW Champion HOOK &
“Lionheart” Chris Jericho in the ring!

Taz: “I’m just here to make sure everything goes nice and
easy. So that being said, Chris, the floor is yours.”

Jericho: “Hook, I just want to thank you for being out here.
I pulled you off the apron last week because I wanted to get
your attention and let you know I didn’t feel you were
listening to me as much as you should. Keep this in mind I’m
doing this all for you, Hook.

“Some people say I’m the greatest of all time at this. Hook,
I am the learning tree. Think about how everyone who has
listened to my pearls of wisdom has gotten to the next
level. Everyone who entered the Jericho vortex has gone on
to the next level. I know I can get you to the top. So, what
do you say, Hook? Are your ready to put this animosity aside
and sit under the learning tree?”

Hook: “No!”

Jericho: “What do you mean, no?”

Hook: “I don’t need your help.”

Jericho: “Dude, don’t be stupid.”

Taz: “Relax.”

Jericho: “Stop, I’m just doing what you should have done 30
years ago and given this kid some proper guidance. You need
to get rid of this dead weight that’s been surrounding you
your entire life. Right here, right now, you’re not ready.
You’re not as good as you think you are, Hook.”

Taz: “Chris, you’re getting—”

Jericho shoved Taz to the mat! Hook walked up to Jericho and
shoved him into the corner.

Hook: “You crossed the line. You want to see how good I am.
I’ll show you, any time, any place, anywhere. Now get out of
my ring!”

Jericho left the ring, trying to apologize to Hook, to no

Renee Paquette was backstage to interview Swerve Strickland!

Swerve: “I heard what Samoa Joe said. Do you believe what he
said, Renee? Do you think I’m a choke artist? I don’t think
I am either. I’ve always fallen forward into success. I’ve
been stapled and my body thrown in barb wire, and I got back
up. A couple weeks ago I got knocked in the face with a
chain, and I’m still here. I always get back up. So, Joe,
you can call me whatever you want. Guess what? This Sunday
at Dynasty, you’re going to be calling me new AEW World

“Samoa Joe, I’m going to tell it to your face tonight!”

“The Virtuosa” Deonna Purrazzo vs. Mariah May!

AEW Women’s World Champion “Timeless” Toni Storm and Luther
accompanied Mariah May to the ring.

Deonna grappled Mariah to the mat and went for an arm bar,
but Mariah rolled out of the ring. Mariah avoided a sliding
dropkick and whipped Deonna into the barricade. Deonna
pulled Mariah into the ring with a DDT for a near fall.

Mariah rallied back with a wicked forearm. Mariah shoved
Deonna out of the ring. Deonna answered with heavy chops
back in the ring. Deonna blasted Mariah with a pump kick for
a near fall.

Mariah escaped a power bomb attempt and rocked Deonna with a
head butt. Mariah landed a hip attack and then spiked Deonna
with a DDT off the ropes for a two-count. Deonna countered
the May Day attempt, rolled up Mariah and pinned her!

After the match, Toni Storm and Mariah May double teamed
Deonna with stomps and kicks! Thunder Rosa sprinted to the
ring to even up the odds! Thunder Rosa took down Toni Storm
and then wiped out Mariah May. Deonna shoved at Thunder
Rosa, telling her she didn’t need Thunder Rosa’s help!

Mariah May swept out Deonna’s legs, pulled her outside the
ring and began striking her. Toni Storm snuck up from behind
and tried for the Storm Zero on Thunder Rosa, but Thunder
Rosa blocked it. Thunder Rosa smeared lip stick all over
Toni Storm’s face and then Storm retreated!

Renee Paquette was backstage with ROH World Six-Man Tag Team
Champions The Bang Bang Gang— “Switchblade” Jay White and
The Gunns!

Jay White: “We’ve been having a blast the past couple of
months. This Sunday at Dynasty, surprise, surprise, we want
the AEW World Trios Champs, The Acclaimed and Daddy Ass in a
match, winner take all!”

After a commercial break, AEW World Trios Champs The
Acclaimed and Daddy Ass accepted the Bang Bang Gang’s

Max also challenged the Gunns to a tag match against the
Acclaimed this Saturday on Collision!

Excalibur informed us that Tony Khan made the match official
for this Sunday during AEW Dynasty: Zero Hour—it’ll be Title
For Titles—AEW World Trios Champions The Acclaimed & Daddy
Ass vs. ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions Bullet Club

“Freshly Squeezed” Orange Cassidy vs. Shane Taylor
Promotions’ Shane Taylor (with Lee Moriarty & Anthony

Cassidy cracked Taylor with two consecutive dropkicks.
Taylor countered a DDT with a stunner. Moriarty stomped
Cassidy outside the ring as the ref was distracted by Shane
Taylor. Shane smashed Orange with a thunderous chop in the

Orange rallied back with a Stun Dog Millionaire and then
tope suicidas to Lee and Anthony. Taylor avoided an Orange
Punch and pulped Orange with a lariat! Orange tried a second
time and connected with the Orange Punch. Orange used
another Orange Punch, flattened Taylor and pinned him!

After the match, Lee Moriarty got in the ring and held back
Orange while Anthony Ogogo wiped out Orange with a brutal
punch! Matt Sydal and Christopher Daniels ran down to make
the save, but Trent was there to stop them, cracking them
with a steel chair!

“Trent’s not letting anybody help Orange!” said Tony

Shane Taylor Promotions continued to punish Orange in the
ring while Trent watched on from the ramp, turning his back
to Orange!

Blackpool Combat Club’s Claudio Castagnoli vs. The Don
Callis Family’s Will Ospreay!

Don Callis joined commentary for this match.

Claudio charged Will at the start of the match! Claudio
dropped Ospreay with a European Uppercut! Ospreay fired back
with a running boot. Will followed Claudio outside the ring
and chopped him. Claudio rammed Will into the barricade.

Will hit a flying forearm off the barricade. Claudio came
back with a double stomp to Will’s ribs. They traded
forearms and elbow strikes in the center of the ring.
Ospreay rallied back with the Déjà vu! Will jumped over the
top rope to Claudio outside the ring, but Claudio caught
Will and countered with a back breaker to the apron!

“The Aerial Assassin” cracked Claudio with a springboard
forearm. Claudio hit a European Uppercut. Will stayed on the
attack and applied a sharpshooter on Claudio. Claudio
escaped and applied a sharpshooter of his own! Claudio
transitioned to a cross face submission, but Ospreay
countered with a rollup for a near fall.

Ospreay planted Claudio with a Tiger Driver for a two-count!
Claudio poked Will in the eyes and hammered Will with
forearms. Will reversed a Ricola Bomb with a hurricanrana
for a two-count!

The fans chanted “A-E-W! A-E-W!”

Will went for the Os-Cutter, but Claudio caught him and
planted Will on the mat for a near fall! Claudio charged at
Will, but Will countered with a Spanish Fly! Will went for
the Hidden Blade, but Claudio countered with a pop up
European Uppercut! Claudio signaled for the Giant Swing!
Claudio put Will in the Giant Swing, but Will countered with
a DDT! Ospreay hit the Cancun Tornado on Claudio, but
Claudio kicked out at two! Ospreay smashed Claudio with the
hidden blade and finally scored the pin!

Powerhouse Hobbs, Takeshita, and Kyle Fletcher attacked
Claudio after the match! Ospreay left the ring. Jon Moxley
ran to the ring, but Hobbs and Fletcher tried to swarm
Moxley. Hobbs and Moxley traded strikes until Hobbs left the

“Ospreay is pissed at those guys, and he screamed at
Fletcher,” said Schiavone.

Excalibur said that this Saturday at Collision, Tony Khan
has announced:

-The Elite vs. Pac & FTR!

-A Bunkhouse Brawl—Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli vs.
Kyle Fletcher & Konosuke Takeshita!

Up next: Swerve Strickland came to the ring with Prince

Swerve: “So as you know, this Sunday in the main event of
Dynasty, you got Swerve Strickland challenging Samoa Joe for
the AEW World Championship. With that being said, I was
asked earlier tonight, how do I know I’m going to beat Samoa
Joe? And that answer is simple: remember last week when I
knocked you on the floor, Samoa Joe?

“I held your championship above my head, and you were
scared. The fear, the fact that you know I am going to beat
you for that championship. I’m out here waiting for you to
come out so I can say it to your face like a man.”

AEW World Champion Samoa Joe came down the ramp, but AEW
Security tried to hold him back! Swerve jumped off the top
rope and wiped out the security team with a Swerve Stomp!
Samoa Joe and Swerve Strickland began to brawl! Samoa Joe
whipped Swerve into the steel ring steps!

As Samoa Joe was about to hit Prince Nana, Swerve blasted
Samoa Joe with the House Call kick! Swerve climbed to the
top turnbuckle but Samoa Joe headbutted Swerve. Samoa Joe
crunched Swerve with a Muscle Buster! Samoa Joe stood tall
over Swerve Strickland and raised his World Championship

***Special Programming Note: Three hours of action! Don’t
miss AEW Collision & Rampage live on Saturday on TNT at 8/7c
from the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, IL!

Get ready for AEW DYNASTY, live on pay-per-view, this
Sunday, April 21st at 8pm ET/5pm PT from the Chaifetz Arena
in St. Louis, MO!

Catch the fallout from AEW DYNASTY on AEW DYNAMITE on TBS
next Wednesday live at 8/7ct from Daily’s Place in
Jacksonville, FL!

Tickets On Sale Now! –

And remember… We are AEW—Where The Best Wrestle!

Return To Pro Wrestling Between The Sheets Message Board