AEW Dynamite Results
March 22, 2023
Independence, Missouri (Cable Dahmer Arena)
Results by: Alex Kahrs of Wrestleview.com
It is Wednesday, my dudes…you know what that means.
We open the show with the Young Bucks being taken out in ambulances earlier today for an unspecified reason, with Hangman Page riding along leaving Kenny Omega behind before going to the commentary station to discuss what’s happening before Orange Cassidy’s music hits to bring the AEW International Championship out to the ring for our opening contest! This is followed by the arrival of Darby Allin, and then the man they call…(cue Tony Schiavone)…STIIIIIIIING. Out next is the trio of Kip Sabian and The Butcher and The Blade, while we get an inset on how we got to this match before it gets underway!
Kip Sabian & The Butcher and The Blade vs. Darby Allin, Sting, & AEW International Champion Orange Cassidy
We start things off with Kip and Cassidy as the crowd shows their love for the champ. The pair exchange holds before Cassidy catches Sabian with an arm drag. Kip tries to mock the champ after this but gets one-upped by Cassidy, who hits a hands in pockets dropkick before kipping up. Sabian makes the tag to the Butcher, who calls for Sting to tag in…and the champ makes said tag, with the Icon showing no fear against the big Butcher even after a couple forearm strikes.
Sting fighting back with some right hands before Butcher sends him to the corner, taking a bite out of the head before finally backing off. He steps over to the opposite corner looking for corner splash, but Sting catches him off guard and hits a Stinger splash of his own! Butcher avoiding disaster after this making the tag to the Blade, which quickly takes to tagging in Sabian as chaos ensues. Sabian seems to be looking for a diving attack but Sting rolls away twice, making a tag to Darby who ends up catching Kip with a Code Red for a nearfall! Penelope Ford hops on the apron allowing Blade to intervene, giving Kip an advantage as we go to picture in picture!
Picture-in-Picture: The Butcher and The Blade go on the offense, double teaming Darby before bringing Kip back into the fray as they keep him away from making a tag. Blade tags in and continues the attack on the champ before getting a nearfall. He tags in Butcher who really shows his power on display with a modified cloverleaf on the former TNT Champion, who is struggling as he reaches for a Sting, only to get powerbombed for Butcher to get a nearfall as we return!
Tag to Sabian now, but Darby clears the apron before crawling toward his corner, only to be stopped by Kip as Butcher knocks Sting off the apron. Orange ends up getting the tag instead and hits an flurry of offense on Sabian into a big tornado DDT! Butcher runs in for the save, and the Blade runs in as well but Sabian only gets a nearfall off of this! Sabian mocks the champ afte rthis, but Sting gets the tag behind his back!
Sting confuses Sabian at first with the “dangerous kicks” before laying it in, stopping the Butcher before locking in the Scorpion Deathlock. A beatdown from the Butcher and Blade is the only thing to break the hold but Darby makes the save, fighting both of them off as best he can before hitting a Coffin Drop to clear them out of the ring! Sabian knocks Darby for a loop and ducks an Orange Punch, only to get dropped with a Scorpion Deathdrop as Darby clears the outside, and Sting gets the pin and the win!
Winners via pinfall: Darby Allin, Sting, & AEW International Champion Orange Cassidy
The trio celebrate as Darby has his focus on Double or Nothing and his hunt for the AEW World Championship.
Video Package: The Pillars and the situation with the AEW World Championship
Later tonight is Kenny Omega taking on El Hijo del Vikingo, but up next is the AEW World Tag Team Championship!
Video Package: Hype for Kenny Omega vs. El Hijo del Vikingo
We’re back at ringside for our next contest as the challengers Top Flight make their way out to the ring, followed by the champions The Gunns. The bell rings and this match is underway!
AEW World Tag Team Championship Match
Top Flight vs. AEW World Tag Team Champions The Gunns
We start off with Dante and Austin, the latter getting overwhelmed by Dante’s high flying before things break down early on. A distraction gives Colten a chance to hang Dante up on the top rope, giving the champs an advantage as we go into picture-in-picture!
Picture-in-Picture: The champs continue to take advantage of the situation as they beat down on Dante, keeping him away from making a tag. Colten makes the tag and hits a suplex for a nearfall, but quickly tags Austin back in to stay on the attack. Austin wears Darius down some more before tagging in Colten, but a double team still only gives the champs a nearfall. Austin continues the assault as he whips Dante into the corner, but Dante escapes him only to get dropped with a double back suplex as we come back!
Hot tag to Darius who unloads on the champs, culminating in an enziguri, a German suplex, and a standing Spanish fly that gives Darius a nearfall. Tag back to Dante, but Colten hits a cross body on Darius as Dante drops Austin for a nearfall. Things break down again just as The Kingdom rushes down to beat up Darius, giving the champs an opening to hit the 3:10 to Yuma on Dante for the pin and the win to retain!
Winners via pinfall AND STILL AEW World Tag Team Champions: The Gunns
The champs don’t get much time to celebrate before FTR come out to demand their shot at the AEW World Tag Team Championship. The Gunns refuse to give them this title shot, saying there’s nothing they can offer that can change their minds. The offer escalates from “never challenging The Gunns for the titles” to “breaking up as a tag team” and settles on leaving AEW forever…and that gets the deal accepted by the champs, who spit in FTR’s faces before hightailing it out of the ring.
Video Package: Taya Valkyrie’s AEW debut on Rampage
Backstage, Jade Cargill addresses Taya before having Mark Sterling talk about the cease and desist regarding “the use of Jade’s finisher.” A challenge is laid out off the back of this before we head back to ringside for the next match!
Stokely Hathaway comes out to the ring with The Firm before FTW Champion HOOK arrives, but Stokely attempts to announce his retirement saying he wasn’t medically cleared. He hands the “note” to Justin Roberts to announce this, but Roberts says it’s a receipt for Wingstop. With that, the bell rings and this No DQ match is underway!
No Disqualification Match
Stokely Hathaway vs. FTW Champion HOOK
Stoke hightails it out of the ring, trying to escape through the crowd…but Hook cuts him off, and brings him back to ringside before hitting a back body drop on the floor. Hook grabs a guardrail from under the ring as we go backstage to see The Firm watching on, talking about what they didn’t teach Stoke to handle before Stoke grabs a fire extinguisher and “cools down” the champ! Stoke grabs a chair from under the ring, quoting Tupac before entering to hit Hook…who stops him, hitting Stoke on the back with the chair instead!
Hook stays on the attack with more chair shots before hitting a belly to belly suplex onto the guardrail, before going for a pin on Stoke…only to turn it into a Redrum that forces the ref to call for the bell!
Winner via submission: HOOK
HOOK celebrates as we see The Firm arguing backstage, before we get a rundown of what’s to come tonight!
Back from commercial, Adam Cole makes his way to the ring to speak to the crowd ahead of his in-ring return!
Adam Cole Speaks
Cole talks about feeling ready to get back to doing what he loves, which is wrestling for AEW. Everyone has a lot of questions, the biggest one being who is Cole’s opponent on March 29? Cole starts to answer but is cut off by the music of Daniel Garcia, who asks who’s ready for storytime with Daniel Garcia “bay bay.” Garcia talks about becoming a real veteran of the ring, a locker room leader, and it’s his duty to welcome Cole back…and to put him in his place. Garcia updates on Cole on what he’s been up to while Cole has been “playing stupid games on Twitch,” running down the names of people he beat.
Garcia says he’s been proving himself as one of the best pro wrestlers…er, sports entertainers…out there, asking what Cole’s been doing. Cole retorts saying that the JAS has given Garcia a false sense of security and confidence, and that he is still Adam Cole baybay, fought and beaten some of the very best. He’s been hoping for a second chance, and he thinks he’s found it in Garcia. Cole lays out the challenge Garcia for next week, and that Garcia knows what he’s in for.
This ends with a staredown between the two men before we go backstage, where Marvez tries to get a word from Kenny Omega and Don Callis about the situation with the Young Bucks. Callis assures Kenny that everything will be fine, hyping up the dream match to get Marvez out of there before we head back to ringside for our next match!
Jon Moxley makes his way to the ring, followed by Stu Grayson who goes right after Mox as this match gets underway!
Jon Moxley vs. Stu Grayson
Stu and Mox lay in chops on each other in the corner, very physical situation to start the match off as Mox drops Stu down with a side headlock takeover. Mox goes for a cover but only gets a couple nearfalls in the process before Stu gets back to his feet, sending Mox to the ropes…but Mox drops Stu down before leaving the ring. Stu follows him, sending Mox back in the ring before hitting a hurricanrana, and sends Mox to the corner after with some chops. Mox turns things around hitting a Saito suplex that ends up sending Stu to the outside, before knocking him off the apron into the barricade as we go to picture to picture!
Picture-in-Picture: Mox stays on the attack, wearing Stu down before locking in a submission hold only for Stu to fight out and force a rope break. Stu starts fighting back, but it gets turned around on him as Mox hits a modified neckbreaker. Mox continues to wear Stu down but only gets a nearfall after a Gotch style piledriver as we come back!
Dark Order on the outside is willing Stu back into this as Mox stays on the attack with some hard kicks. Stu finally fights back with an elbow strike and drops Mox to the canvas before hitting some more elbows. Stu with a corkscrew springboard senton, but that only gets a nearfall as Stu gets to the ropes. YUTA tries to intervene but they get cut off by Dark Order as Stu drops onto them instead! This gives Mox an opening as he brings Stu in hard back to the ring. Mox takes a rope to the face before Stu hits a 450 but still just gets a nearfall!
Stu looking for the Nightfall but it gets reverse into a choke by Mox, who readjusts after some knee strikes…but Stu is on his feet! Stu, however, is fading…only to fight out of it, dropping Mox with a cannonball into the corner! Paradigm Shift is reversed and countered, forcing Mox to drop after a kick by Stu who climbs the turnbuckle…only for Mox to intercept, raking his back before hitting an avalanche Death Rider for the pin and the win!
Winner via pinfall: Jon Moxley
Mox celebrates briefly before the BCC leave through the crowd as we go backstage, where Ricky Starks addresses Juice Robinson’s recent attacks before giving an open challenge to the Bullet Club member for Rampage.
We come back from commercial for a new QTV segment featuring Rey Fenix getting beaten up by Powerhouse Hobbs, along with calling out the Lucha Bros in general and mocking Wardlow’s passport-related issues before we find out that there is a TNT Championship match for Hobbs as Penta challenges the champ. Back at ringside we get some hype for AEW All Access next week before Skye Blue heads to the ring for our next contest! Toni arrives next with the other Outcasts and immediately attacks Skye as the match starts!
Toni Storm (with Saraya & Ruby Soho) vs. Skye Blue
Toni goes hard on Skye, who starts to fight back and even hits a nice dropkick on Toni who regroups on the outside…only to be taken to the floor by Skye Blue! Skye takes Toni back into the ring and climbs up the turnbuckle, only to get dropped down by a haymaker from Toni who follows with a hip attack sending her to the floor. Toni distracts the ref while the Outcasts attack Skye on the outside, before Toni comes out to get into things herself.
Toni with some hard chops on Skye Blue against the ring post, but Skye ducks the third one and tries to fight an impossible situation as we go to picture-in-picture!
Picture-in-Picture: Toni turns things around and is now in control, sending Skye back into the ring before dropping her with a boot to the chest but only gets a nearfall. Toni goes for a full nelson as Skye tries to fight out of it, slowly building to a vertical base…only to get thrown to the canvas by Storm! Toni takes Skye to the corner where she lays in some boots, followed by a snap suplex twice over. Toni throws Skye down by the hair as we come back.
Skye finally gets a chance to fight back, giving Toni some of her own medicine before hitting a diving cross body and a headscissors takedown…and a rising knee strike against the ropes! All this and an enziguri gets Skye close but only a nearfall. This ends up being for naught as Toni mounts up with some punches on Skye, who fights off a submission attempt only to get hit with a tornado DDT…that gives Toni yet another nearfall!
Skye heads to the corner to regroup as Toni looks for a hip attack, but it gets countered into a knee strike and a Code Blue…but Ruby distracts the ref, giving Toni an opening…which gets shut down as Skye reverses for a nearfall on a rollup! Skye ends up back in the corner, and this time Toni hits a hip attack and a German suplex, followed by the Storm Zero for the pin and the win!
Winner via pinfall: Toni Storm
The Outcasts slide into the ring to do their routine, but Riho and Willow rush to the ring to make the save. The Outcasts tease confronting them before retreating up the ramp.
After a rundown of Rampage and what’s to come next week, we go backstage for a medical update on Stu Grayson…who gets attacked by the BCC!
We’re back and ready for our dream match main event! El Hijo del Vikingo makes his way to the ring first, followed by Kenny Omega (with a special introduction focused on the AAA Mega title and his overall impressive record)…and finally, this dream match is underway as Vikingo dives onto Omega not just once but twice!
Kenny Omega vs. AAA Mega Champion El Hijo del Vikingo
Vikingo staying on the attack but Omega turns it around with some rights and lefts as the bell officially sounds off. Omega sends Vikingo to the corner but hits nothing on a cross body, before Vikingo hits an implosion hurricanrana! Vikingo continues to hit some big moves on Omega culminating on a shooting star press on Omega at the outside. Omega gets sent back to the ring as Vikingo hits a 450 springboard, but only gets a nearfall.
Omega in the corner as he takes a kick to the face by Vikingo, and the two trade chops before Omega gets the advantage here with a couple right hands. Omega catches Vikingo with a tilt a whirl backbreaker for a nearfall, and hits another big move for another nearfall. Vikingo really showing his tenacity here despite the size advantage on Omega, who ends up sending the AAA champion to the barricade on the outside.
Kenny goes to the ring looking for a weapon, pulling out a table despite the ref’s demands to let it go. Kenny sets the table up as we go to picture in picture!
Picture-in-Picture: Kenny brings Vikingo back in the ring and hits a fall forward slam for a nearfall, before locking in a nerve lock of sorts that ends up with a ref count to stop the illegal hold coming in. Omega stays on the attack with some boots to the body of Vikingo before getting a nearfall, showing just how much fight the champ has in him before Omega tries to lay in more hard chops. Omega follows with an elbow to the back that drops Vikingo to the canvas, but Omega isn’t finished as he brings him back up for some punches and some kicks as we return!
Vikingo surprises Omega with another flurry of offense that ends up with both men on the apron, exchanging chops before Omega hits a pump kick. Omega follows up with a delayed monkey flip that sends Vikingo on his back to the apron, before the champ falls to the floor. Omega has his eyes on the table as he continues the attack , bringing Vikingo back on the apron to go for a snap dragon suplex…but Vikingo reverses into an enziguri before climbing up top for a dragonrana to Omega onto the floor outside!
Vikingo gets a moment to recover before bringing Omega back into the ring, hitting a corner splash before setting Omega up on the top rope. Omega fights back however, and the two are in a precarious spot before Omega has a powerbomb reversed into a hurricanrana that hits Omega hard onto the canvas. Omega doesn’t have a chance to recover from the impact on his neck before Vikingo goes for a Phoenix springboard splash that gets him a close nearfall! Vikingo looks for another springboard attack but gets hit with a powerbomb instead, and Omega hits a V-trigger…but only gets a nearfall!
Omega hitting a full nelson snap dragon suplex on Vikingo gives him an opening to set up for another V-trigger, pulling Vikingo back into the ring looking for the One Winged Angel. Vikingo manages to fight out of this, going to the corner before hitting a big swan dive reverse-canrana that sends Omega rolling onto the table on the outside…giving Vikingo the opening to hit a 630 splash on Omega through the table!
Both men are down on the outside, looking worse for wear as the ref starts the count. Omega struggles to his feet as does Vikingo, but both make it in the ring right at 9 before Vikingo goes for a cover…only to get a nearfall. Both men are still struggling to move sa they exchange blows from a kneeling position…with them getting back to their feet before Kenny hits a V-trigger. He goes for another but it gets reversed, giving Vikingo a chance to hit a sunset bomb for another close nearfall!
Vikingo goes for a 630 splash but it misses, giving Kenny the opening to fight back before hitting a One Winged Angel for the pin and the win!
Winner via pinfall: Kenny Omega
Kenny makes it back to his feet for a chance to celebrate as Tony Schiavone comes to the ring to interview him, but he’s interrupted by the BCC running in to beat him down! They continue said beatdown until the sound of an ambulance from a parking lot interrupts them, revealing on the screen that Hangman Page has returned!
BCC continue to beat up Kenny for more damage but suddenly, Hangman’s music hits as he rushes to the ring with 2×4 in hand as BCC regroups on the outside, retreating up the ramp as we’re left with Page, Callis, and Omega in the ring. Callis tries to argue with Page before falling to his back, just in time for Omega to see that Callis is down. It looks as though Callis is claiming Page hit him, leading to an argument between Page and Omega before the latter leaves the ring with Don Callis as the show comes to a close.
Quick Match Results:
- Trios Match: Darby Allin, Sting, & Orange Cassidy def. Kip Sabian & The Butcher and The Blade
- AEW World Tag Team Championship: The Gunns def. Top Flight to retain
- No Disqualification Match: HOOK def. Stokely Hathaway
- Jon Moxley def. Stu Grayson
- Toni Storm def. Skye Blue
- Dream Match: Kenny Omega def. El Hijo del Vikingo
That’ll do it for this edition of the Dynamite recap! Thanks for reading, we’ll see you next week as the road to Double or Nothing continues!