Posted on 5/16/124 by Bob Magee

AEW DYNAMITE was broadcast live from the Angel of the Winds
Arena in Everett, WA!

Excalibur, Taz, and Tony Schiavone were the broadcast team
for tonight’s event.

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

BCC’s IWGP World Heavyweight Champ Jon Moxley & “American
Dragon” Bryan Danielson


NJPW World TV Champ Jeff Cobb & Don Callis Family’s ROH
World TV Champ Kyle Fletcher!

Don Callis joined the commentary team for this match.

Fletcher and Cobb jumped Moxley as he was making his
entrance! Danielson sprinted to the ring and sent Fletcher
hard into the barricade. Danielson dropkicked Cobb against
the barricade. Mox wrapped his sweatshirt around Kyle’s neck
and began to pummel him.

The bell rang and the match was officially underway.
Danielson clubbed Cobb with swift kicks in the corner.
Moxley tagged in and hit a running dropkick to Cobb’s leg.
Danielson tagged back in and tied up Cobb in a figure four.
Mox tagged in and dropped and elbow on Cobb while Cobb was
still in the figure four.

Fletcher entered the fray and chopped Moxley, and Moxley
shrugged it off. Moxley returned fire with forearms and
chops. Mox chomped on Fletcher’s forehead and then
superplexed Kyle for a near fall. Fletcher was hung up in
the ropes and Danielson jumped off the top rope and dropped
a knee across Fletcher’s back.

Cobb and Fletcher rallied back, assaulting Mox in their
corner of the ring. Cobb charged at Mox, but Mox dodged it,
using Cobb’s momentum to nail Cobb with a German Suplex.
Danielson tagged in and dropkicked Cobb from the top rope.
Danielson cracked Cobb with round kicks in the corner.
Danielson ran off the ropes and wiped out Cobb with an elbow
strike. Danielson blistered Cobb’s chest with kick. Fletcher
grabbed Danielson’s boot. Cobb charged at Danielson but
Danielson low-bridged Cobb, pulling the rope down, and Cobb
tumbled to the arena floor. Danielson connected with a tope
suicida onto Fletcher, while Cobb moved out of the way.

Cobb planted Danielson in the ring. Danielson dodged a
standing moonsault from Cobb. Cobb caught Danielson and
nailed Danielson high on his neck with a suplex. Moxley and
Fletcher entered for their respective teams. Fletcher lured
Mox in and rocked Mox with a kick. Moxley retaliated with a
devastating lariat to Fletcher and then a cutter to Cobb!
Fletcher stunned Moxley with a Michinoku Driver and went for
the pin on Moxley, but Danielson jumped in to break it up.

Cobb bull rushed Moxley into the corner. Fletcher spiked
Moxley with a tombstone piledriver for a near fall! Cobb
hoisted Moxley on his shoulders while Fletcher climbed to
the top rope, but Mox escaped and shoved Cobb into Fletcher.
Moxley ducked a clothesline from Cobb, but Cobb ate a knee
strike from Danielson! Fletcher jumped off the top rope, but
Danielson was waiting for him with a roundhouse kick! Moxley
rocked Fletcher with the Death Rider! Moxley covered
Fletcher and scored the pin for the Blackpool Combat Club!

Takeshita jumped in the ring after the match and blindsided
Moxley with a German Suplex while Cobb held Danielson down
in the corner. Takeshita grounded and pounded Moxley while
Cobb throttled Danielson against the turnbuckles. Claudio
Castagnoli ran to the ring with a giant crowbar! Cobb,
Fletcher, and Takeshita retreated from the ring!

“I suspect this is far from over between the Blackpool
Combat Club and the Don Callis Family,” said Excalibur.

TNT Champion “The Rated R Superstar” Adam Copeland was
scheduled to call out House of Black’s Malakai Black to see
if Black would respond to the champ’s challenge for Double
Or Nothing!

As Copeland was making his entrance onto the stage, House of
Black’s Brody King and Buddy Matthews blindsided Copeland!
Brody and Buddy whipped Copeland down the ramp and into the
steel ring steps! They continued to assault Copeland in the
ring. Malakai Black slowly walked to the ring while Buddy
and Brody held Copeland back.

Malakai Black: “Adam I don’t understand why you try to keep
up with this façade of what you think you are. Mr. Matthews,
take his wedding ring.”

Brody choked Copeland while Matthews removed Copeland’s
wedding ring and handed it to Malakai Black.

Black and Matthews propped two steel chairs against an
unconscious Copeland in the corner turnbuckles. It appeared
Brody King was going to do a running cannonball into
Copeland in the corner when Kyle O’Reilly ran to the ring
and wiped out Black and Matthews. Kyle jumped into the ring,
but Brody leveled Kyle with a running lariat!

Malakai Black cracked Kyle with a thrust kick. The House of
Black bashed Copeland from all three sides!

“That’s a new level of violence right there from the House
of Black!” said Taz.

Black walked away with Copeland’s wedding ring in his

“We need serious medical attention for Adam Copeland,” said

Clips were shown from New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s Resurgence
event last Saturday of Eddie Kingston putting his NJPW
Strong Openweight Title against the line in a match versus
Gabe Kidd!

Highlights played of the Elite attacking Kingston after he
lost his match. Jack Perry said, “We all have to sacrifice,
Eddie, and you’re about to lose everything.”

Tonight, Jack Perry, Matthew and Nicholas Jackson, and Okada
were backstage. Matthew said it looked like Eddie got bit by
the injury bug, and Jack Perry said that means Anarchy in
the Arena would be four on three, unless Team AEW wants to

Nicholas said it was time to look at their track record. The
first week they took out AEW President and CEO Tony Khan.
The next week they took out Kenny Omega. And now Eddie
Kingston is on that list. Nicholas said, “We run this place.
We’re the Elite and you’re not!”

Renee Paquette was backstage with FTR—Dax Harwood and Cash

Cash said they’re not forfeiting Anarchy in the Arena, but
he thinks maybe they found a replacement for Eddie Kingston.

AEW World Tag Team Championship Eliminator Match!

Matthew & Nicholas Jackson (c.)


“The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal!

Jack Perry joined the broadcast booth for this match.

Matt Sydal cracked Nicholas with a jumping knee strike.
Sydal rolled up Nicholas for a two-count. Matthew Jackson
tagged in, as did Christopher Daniels. Danielson pummeled
Matthew in the corner with strikes. Sydal grabbed a tag and
he and CD hit Matthew with stereo kicks.

Sydal wiped out the Bucks with a double hurracanrana.
Daniels tagged in and took down Matthew and Nicholas with
back elbows. Daniels drilled Nicholas with a Death Valley
Driver! Daniels connected with a flurry of offense on both
Nicholas and Matthew!

“Daniels has known the Bucks for a very long time, and he
outplayed them there,” said Taz.

Christopher Daniels was looking for the Best Moonsault Ever,
but Matthew Jackson jumped in with a superkick! Sydal
entered the ring and knocked Matthew through the ropes with
a spinning kick. Matthew avoided a plancha from Sydal and
heaved Sydal over the barricade.

Nicholas and Christopher Daniels slugged it out in the ring.
Daniels staggered Nicholas with a palm strike. Daniels tried
for a rana off the top rope on Nicholas, but Matthew held
Nicholas’ legs, sending Daniels crashing solo to the mat.

Matthew and Nicholas Jackson planted Daniels with the TK
Driver and Matthew pinned Christopher Daniels!

“I hate to say it, but it seems like The Elite have all the
momentum going into Anarchy in the Arena,” said Excalibur.

“1000 per cent,” replied Jack Perry.

Matthew Jackson: “Cut the music! Christopher Daniels, last
week you spoke down to us, and you even put your hands on
me! As an executive, you should know better. We’re trying to
clean up the locker room and the office from toxicity.
You’re trying to screw things up, are you kidding me. So
unfortunately, Christopher Daniels, we’ve got to let you go.
You’re fired! But don’t worry. We’ll get you a sweet
severance package, so you’ll get a check for the next 30
days. And we’ve arranged for a security escort for you out
of the building!”

“Let’s raise a toast to the Bucks,” said Jack Perry, as he
took a sip of an energy drink and then poured the can over
Tony Schiavone’s head!

Renee Paquette was backstage with AEW Women’s World Champion
“Timeless” Toni Storm and informed her that Mariah May,
Luther, and Saraya were all banned from ringside during her
match against Harley Cameron!

Toni Storm: “Serena Deeb, thank you for knocking me out last
week so I didn’t have to listen to another second of your
sob story. And at Double Or Nothing, everything will be
coming up roses for Toni Storm.”

Backstage Malakai Black held Adam Copeland’s wedding ring!

Black: “Everything that is holding you back is such a small
little trinket. Speaking of holding you back, a barb wire
cage match, I knew there was a part of you that still
existed. And of course I accept. And if I beat you, and I
will, you bend a knee to the House of Black.”

“The Cold-Hearted, Handsome Devil” HOOK made this return!

HOOK vs. Sebastian Wolfe!

“Hook’s not in a good mood,” said Taz.

“Jericho cracked him with a bat at Dynasty,” replied

“I feel back for Hook’s opponent tonight,” added Taz.

Wolfe charged at Hook, but Hook sent Wolfe for a ride with a
T-bone suplex. Hook mauled Wolfe with cross face strikes.
Hook applied the Red Rum and Wolfe tapped out immediately!

Hook: “This isn’t what I’m here for. I’m here for Chris
Jericho and my FTW Championship. Chris get out here right

FTW Champion “The Learning Tree” Chris Jericho walked down
to the ring with Big Bill.

Jericho: “Hey guys! Hook, it is so great to have you back
after you essentially hit yourself in the face with a
baseball bat. I’m just glad that you called me out here
tonight on Dynamite, even if it means sharing the spotlight
with somebody.”

Hook: “Chris, I don’t want to share the spotlight. I want
all the spotlight on you, getting your ass beat by me for my
FTW Championship right here tonight!”

Jericho: “Would you like to see that, guys? I would too, but
unfortunately, this is not a fighting moment. It’s a
teaching moment. And what I want to teach you, Hook, is the
world doesn’t revolve around you. You need to be less
selfish like me. This is the For the World Title. It’s not
For The Hook Title. When you lose a title, you have to work
your way back up again. That’s why this Saturday on
Collision, you and a few others are going to have a
qualification match. And if you can win this match, then
maybe you’ll get the chance to face me again for the FTW
Championship. Does that sound good?”

Hook: “Yeah, you know what else sounds good?”

Hook popped Jericho in the head with the microphone and then
began striking Jericho in the corner turnbuckles. Big Bill
grabbed Hook from behind, long enough for Jericho to cheap
shot Hook. Shibata sprinted to the ring and Jericho
retreated! Shibata pump kicked Big Bill, knocking Bill out
of the ring!

AEW World Championship Eliminator Match!

Swerve Strickland (c.) vs. “The Machine” Brian Cage!

Cage battered Strickland in the corner. Swerve attempted a
tope suicida, but Cage blocked it. Swerve found his footing
on the apron and stomped down on Cage’s arm! Brian Cage
yanked Swerve into the steel ring post!

Swerve fired back with a flatliner on Cage, but Cage kicked
out at the one-count. Cage cracked Swerve with a back
breaker. Cage backed Swerve into the corner. Cage press
slammed Swerve into the corner!

Brian Cage suplexed Swerve from outside the ring back into
the ring. Swerve used his quickness to kick Cage with a
boot. Swerve blasted Cage with a brain buster for a near
fall! Swerve was intercepted by Cage’s knee strike. Cage
tried to hook Swerve with the Weapon X, but Swerve escaped.
Cage power bombed Swerve into the corner for a near fall!

Swerve headbutted Cage underneath the jaw, knocking Cage
onto the apron. Swerve jumped over the top and stomped both
of his feet into the chest of Brian Cage! Swerve connected
with a 450 splash for a near fall!

Cage connected with two consecutive power bombs on Swerve.
Cage was looking for the Drill Claw, but Swerve escaped.
Cage rocked Swerve with a thrust kick. Swerve snapped Cage’s
arm back and stomped on it. Swerve followed up with the
House Call kick and pinned Cage!

“What a win for the champ! What a win!” said Tony Schiavone.

After the match, Swerve pulled some steel chairs out from
beneath the ring. Swerve walloped Cage in the shoulder with
one of the chairs! Christian Cage’s music began to play!
Christian Cage walked onto the ramp with Mother Wayne!

Nick Wayne blindsided Swerve with a low blow from behind.
Killswitch jumped into the ring and leveled Swerve with a
pump kick! Nick Wayne had an 8x10 family photo of Swerve’s.
Nick Wayne smashed the family portrait over the head of
Swerve, busting Swerve wide open!

Christian Cage: “You embarrassed my son Nick Wayne when you
attacked him at his gym at his home right down the street
here last year. You embarrassed my son and now I’m forced to
embarrass you. Do you think your daughter is proud? Maybe we
should ask her if she’s proud of her absentee father.”

Christian smeared the family photo across Swerve’s bloody

Christian Cage: “Tonight, I took your blood, Swerve. In two
weeks at Double Or Nothing, I take your World Heavyweight

Renee Paquette was backstage with HOOK and Shibata.

Renee asked Hook if it felt like the numbers were stacked
against him.

HOOK: “The odds couldn’t mean less to me. Whoever I have to
beat to get my hands on Jericho, I will beat.”

Shibata, via his smartphone translator: “Even me?”

Hook: “What do you mean?”

Shibata: “I want another shot at Jericho too.”

Hook: “Push comes to shove, Hook versus Shibata to get their
hands on Jericho, that’s fine by me.”

Samoa Joe interrupted!

Samoa Joe: “Really?! What is this? Who are you? It wasn’t
too long ago I thought you were something special. But week
after week you’re falling into the same trap, and now
Jericho has got you at your own man’s neck. Sad. If you two
people stop playing yourselves, you might actually be
dangerous around here.”

Hook: “I’ll fight you, Joe!”

Grudge Match!

AEW Women’s World Champion “Timeless” Toni Storm


Harley Cameron!

Toni used a shoulder tackle and then a side headlock
takeover on Harley. Toni grounded and pounded Cameron with a
Thesz Press and followed up with a hip attack.

Serena Deeb walked onto the ramp and waved at Storm. While
the champ was distracted, Harley rammed Toni’s head into the
edge of the ring. Toni cracked Cameron with a backstabber.
Toni spiked Cameron with a DDT and then a fisherman’s suplex
for a near fall on Cameron.

Toni planted Cameron with a Sky High for a near fall. Toni
rocked Cameron with the Storm Zero and scored the pin!

International Champion Roderick Strong was backstage, joined
by ROH World TV Tag Champions Mike Bennett and Matt Taven,
and Wardlow to have a face-off with Will Ospreay!

It was agreed upon ahead of time that there’d be no
physicality tonight.

Ospreay: “I feel like the world’s eyes are upon me, but I
hate that you are so comfortable around me with that
championship. It’s either because if I lunge at you, these
guys will grab me, or it’s because I’ve retired the Tiger
Driver 91. Why are you playing these mind games that you
want me to unretire this move, because you’re playing them
piss poor. I’ve done that move to people I love and people I
respect, but I don’t respect you. And you’ve never respected
me, bruv. You’ve always looked down on me. So, in turn, I’ve
got none for you.”

Roderick: “That’s the smartest thing you’ve ever said. I’ve
never had respect for you. It’s the fact that you’re so
talented in that ring, but you’re such an idiot out of the
ring. Will you’re still the little child that you’ve been
and that you’ll always be. You don’t deserve this title! I
overcame a neck injury that almost took me out, but I don’t
quit! I don’t care who everyone else thinks you are, I know
who you are. You are a fraud and a child. At Double Or
Nothing I end this!”

Ospreay: “I am going to take that one thing that makes you
super important, and at Double Or Nothing, I’ll show the
world why I’m on another level!”

Up Next: TBS Championship Match Contract Signing for AEW
Double Or Nothing!

TBS Champ Willow Nightingale and “The CEO” Mercedes Moné
were introduced by Renee Paquette. Willow was accompanied to
the ring by Kris Statlander and Stokely Hathaway.

Willow and Mercedes sat across from one another on opposite
sides of a table.

Willow: “So CEO, I do respect you, and I really do mean
that. I respect everything you’ve done in your career. But I
need to know. Do you respect the TBS Championship? It’s a
championship that celebrates the legacy of professional
wrestling, that celebrates over 50 years of professional
wrestling on this very channel. A legacy built on fighting,
on hard work, dedication, and overcoming obstacles.

“And now I’m the face of TBS. My smile is my strength. And
professional wrestling is just that. And this title is what
matters to me. So, I’m not going to let you just walk into
AEW and take that away. Not now, not at Double Or Nothing,
not ever!”

Mercedes: “Now Willow you want to talk about legacy to me?
Mone changes everything is not just a catchphrase, it’s a
fact. Back in 2013, when you were training, I was changing
this industry forever. I was kicking down doors and breaking
glass ceilings. You wouldn’t be here without me. And I
respect you. I think you’re a great champion, but there’s a
difference between being great and being the greatest of all

“Now let’s talk about the face of TBS. You should be looking
at the new face of TBS. I know you see me on the red
carpets, sitting courtside, because that’s what a CEO does.
At Double Or Nothing, now that I’m healthy, you losing will
be the best part that every happened to you. My legacy is
all about winning.”

Willow: “You keep believing that. Because the last time we
wrestled, I walked away a champion. And you didn’t walk out
at all.”

Mercedes slapped Willow in the face! Mercedes tried to swing
the TBS Championship at Willow, but Willow ducked it! Willow
put Mercedes through the table with the Doctor Bomb!

Dynamite Main Event Time! AEW Continental Championship

“The Rainmaker” Kazuchika Okada (c.)


FTR’s Dax Harwood!

Dax was looking for the sharpshooter, but Okada quickly got
himself out of bounds. Okada sent Dax shoulder first into
the steel ring post! Harwood dazed Okada with a spinebuster.

Okada dropkicked Dax off the turnbuckle, knocking Dax to the
arena floor. Okada charged at Dax with a high boot to the
head. Okada drilled Dax with a draping DDT off the barricade
onto the arena floor!

“That’ll knock out a normal man,” said Taz.

Dax ducked a rainmaker and rallied back with two German
Suplexes. Dax followed up with a release dragon suplex on
Okada! Dax chopped at Okada and blocked a dropkick. Okada
kicked up at Dax. Okada nailed Dax with a neck breaker for a
near fall!

Dax superplexed Okada from the top rope, champion and
challenger crashing down! Dax and Okada headbutted one
another. Dax clubbed Okada with a forearm. Dax dropped Okada
with a discus lariat. Dax was looking for the sharpshooter
again, but Okada pushed his way out of it.

Dax reversed a tombstone piledriver from Okada and spiked
Okada with one of his own for a near fall on the champ! Dax
jumped off the top rope, looking for a diving headbutt, but
Okada rolled out of the way in the nick of time.

Harwood ducked the rainmaker and countered with a
sharpshooter. Okada reached the bottom rope and managed to
force the break. Okada grabbed his belt, looking to leave,
but Dax caught him and tossed Okada back into the ring.
Okada threw the belt. As the ref went to retrieve the belt,
Okada hit Dax with a low blow. Okada smashed Dax with the
rainmaker and pinned Dax!

“Wow, the ref never saw it! Very smart and effective,” said

Jack Perry, Nicholas and Matthew Jackson jumped into the
ring and swarmed Dax Harwood after the bell. Cash Wheeler
and Bryan Danielson sprinted to the ring, but the odds were
against them.

Darby Allin’s music began to play! Darby Allin jumped into
the ring and whacked Jack Perry with his skateboard! The
Elite and Team AEW brawled against one another!

“It is official! Darby Allin is the fourth member for Team
AEW at Anarchy in the Arena at Double Or Nothing! What an
incredible finish to Dynamite! Unbelievable!” said

***Special Programming Note: Buckle up for three straight
hours of AEW action this Saturday! Don’t miss AEW Collision
& Rampage on Saturday on TNT at 8/7c from the Moda Center in
Portland, OR!

Catch AEW DYNAMITE on TBS next Wednesday live at 8/7ct from
the Mechanics Bank Arena in Bakersfield, CA!

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