AEW Dynamite Results – 5/24/23 (Final show before Double or Nothing; three title matches and more!)

AEW Dynamite Results
May 24, 2023
Las Vegas, Nevada (MGM Grand Garden Arena)
Results by: Alex Kahrs of Wrestleview.com

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

Pyro kicks us off before the AEW International Champion makes his way to the ring for our opening contest, where Orange Cassidy looks to defend his title against Kyle Fletcher of Aussie Open! Speaking of, the challenger makes his way to the ring next before this match gets underway!

AEW International Championship
Kyle Fletcher vs. AEW International Champion Orange Cassidy

Fletcher charges toward the champ, who needs a break as he adjusts his elbow pad…only for Fletcher to rush him again, this time dropping him hard for a nearfall! Fletcher stays on the attack, catching the champ with a dropkick that sends Cassidy off the apron before diving on him for more damage! He brings the champ back into the ring where he keeps on top of Orange, getting a nearfall in the process.

Frustation shows on Fletcher’s face as Orange ends up rolling out of the ring, starting a count from the ref before Fletcher climbs the turnbuckle…but his attempt to taunt the fans costs him as Orange sends him flying off to the floor! Fletcher gets back to his feet but is caught with a DDT by the champ right back to the floor!

The ref starts the count back as Orange goes back in the ring…but he sees a chance to do more damage as Cassidy goes back to the outside, hitting a Beach Break onto the floor! Orange back in the ring again as the ref gets all the way to a nine count before Fletcher makes it back in the ring. Orange gets the hands in his pockets, hitting a flurry of offense until Fletcher catches him with a kick to the face for a nearfall!

Fletcher starts throwing punches to the head of the champ now, wearing Cassidy down before bringing him back to his feet for a delayed vertical suplex, keeping the champ up in the air for a while before dropping him down for a nearfall before we head to picture-in-picture!

Picture-in-Picture: Fletcher continues the attack, only for Cassidy to roll out of the ring for a breather. Fletcher slides to the outside, only for the champ to evade him by heading back into the ring…and the chase ensues as the champ immediately heads right back to the outside, taunting Fletcher with the hands in pockets. The mind games seem to be working as Fletcher is visibly frustrated with the champ avoiding him. Cassidy eventually catches Fletcher by surprise in the ring, but Fletcher throws him with a half and half suplex to even the odds once more as we come back!

Fletcher hoists the champ up, but Cassidy catches him with a Stundog Millionaire followed by a DDT for a nearfall! Cassidy stops Fletcher briefly with a couple kicks to the back, but is met with a kick that drops him off the apron once again by Fletcher. Orange is still on the apron and Fletcher brings him up onto the top turnbuckle…but Cassidy stops the superplex attempt, only for Fletcher to catch him in midair and drop him with a spinning Michinoku driver for a nearfall!

Cassidy looks for a Beach Break but it gets reversed by Fletcher…who eventually gets an elbow strike on the champ for his troubles! Fletcher stays on the attack here, laying it on thick in the corner before hitting a big kick to the face…but the champ turns it around with a brainbuster! Standing count begins as both men are starting to stir, and they oblige before trading blows…at least until Orange begins his “dangerous offense” schtick. This throws Fletcher off, but rolls out of a nearfall to hit TWO tombstone piledrivers on the champ…but only gets a nearfall as a result!

The action quickly finds itself back in the corner as Fletcher looks to hit a tombstone on the champ from the second rope…but the champ fights out of it enough for Fletcher to adjust to a powerslam for a nearfall. Orange uses the ropes to get himself back to his feet, but is met with a kick by Fletcher…only to hit a DDT to take the challenger down to the canvas! Cassidy looks for an Orange Punch, but takes a thrust kick to the face…only to counter out of another tombstone piledriver, clutching the legs and crossing them for the pin and the win!

Winner via pinfall and STILL AEW International Champion: Orange Cassidy

The champ celebrates as we cut backstage, where Ricky Starks addresses his DQ loss last week and everything he’s doing to take the fight to Bullet Club Gold before pivoting to the Blackjack Battle Royale at Double or Nothing…before BC Gold let Starks know what they think of him, blindsiding him before hitting him with a chair to the back! They taunt Starks before we get a rundown of what’s to come tonight as we go to commercial.

-Commercial Break-

Back from commercial, we hear from “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry ahead of the AEW World Championship match at Double or Nothing. Perry addresses the drive he’s had to make to and from Double or Nothing over the past couple years, and how the drive home from this year’s show will be different…because it will be as AEW World Champion!

Video Package: Things have gotten heated between FTR and Jeff Jarrett’s group of pals

Back at ringside, FTR’s music hits as the AEW World Tag Team Champions make their way to the ring. Cash speaks up first, running down Jeff Jarrett before admitting they’ve been outsmarted by the man. He also says he’s been lucky, and at Double or Nothing his luck runs out. Dax says that Jeff has broken a million guitars and hasn’t stayed relevant, so he’s attached his name to the greatest tag team in the world. Dax calls Jeff and Jay “a couple of rejects from TNA” before telling Jeff to call “the queen of the mountain, Dixie Carter” and make sure he’s got some job security.

Mark Briscoe’s music hits as the former ROH World Tag Team Champion comes to the ring. A bit of an exchange between the champs and Briscoe leads to Dax demanding Mark shake his hand like a man…and Briscoe responds with a slap to the face! Jeff, Jay, and the rest of them come out seemingly to egg things on…but Mark isn’t having any of it, slapping Jeff in the face before telling Jay “you’re my boy, but I’m tired of this BS” before walking off!

Backstage, Renee talks to Sammy Guevara relaying a message from MJF that the check for laying down for him at Double or Nothing is still on the table…but Sammy refuses it, telling the champ where he can stick that check before promising that he is going to win the AEW World Championship this Sunday!

Back at ringside, the House of Black make their way to the ring to defend the AEW World Trios Championship in an Open House match! The champions make their way to the ring as we go to picture-in-picture!

Picture-in-Picture: The champions arrive at the ring before the challengers make their entrance, eager to give the House all they’ve got in this trios title match! The match gets underway as we come back!

Open House Match (AEW World Trios Championship)
Metalik, AR Fox, & Blake Christian vs. World Trios Champions House of Black (Malakai Black, Buddy Matthews, & Brody King)

We start off with Christian and Buddy as commentary notes the Dealer’s Choice stipulation being that tags are not necessary as long as one man is in and one man is out for each team. This becomes notable as soon as Christian is taken out of the ring, with Metalik coming in to clear Buddy from the ring…giving Malakai a chance to come in and take the luchador out, which immediately brings Fox in!

This continues until we come back to Brody and Christian again before Black is tagged in. Malakai really digs in on the attack until Metalik is able to tag in, springboarding off the ropes…right into a big kick by Malakai! Tag to Buddy now as the pair go to send Metalik to the ropes, but chaos ensues as Christian and Metalik dive to the outside on Buddy and Malakai!

This leaves Fox and Brody in the ring, and even that doesn’t last long as all six men end up on the outside…but not before Fox leaps off the ropes, hitting a reverse senton onto the men outside on the floor! Fox and Buddy find themselves back in the ring now as Buddy focuses on a submission hold, only for Fox to fight to the ropes…where Fox is being told there are no rope breaks! Malakai traps Metalik with a kneebar as Brody traps Christian with a sleeper on the apron before Metalik finally taps out!

Winners via submission and STILL AEW World Trios Champions: The House of Black

Video Package: History of Anarchy in the Arena

Backstage, the BCC address their objectives: first, to win the ROH World Tag Team Championship tonight, and then, to end The Elite. Mox promises a storm of violence in which the BCC will stand calm, and the world will see the difference between professionals and amateurs.

-Commercial Break-

Back from commercial, MJF’s music hits as the AEW World Champion makes his way to the stage, walking over to the commentation station to confront Schiavone, throwing a nearby cup of water(?) right in his face before heading to the ring, mic in hand as he runs down Vegas before addressing the AEW World Championship match at Double or Nothing.

MJF runs down his opponents, but also talks about the Four Pillars and how they’re as home-grown as it gets and that they are AEW…however…he doesn’t want to be anymore. He says he’s bored, sick of this place and the “lack of competition” and competency and not being given the respect he deserves from the fans.

He addresses his contract starting to come up again, saying it’s not a coincidence that he’s facing three other men where he doesn’t have to be pinned to lose the title. He says the upper brass are scared, and they should be…because he might just take his ball and go home. He says that no one he’s faced or will face is on “the level of the devil”…and this brings out Darby Allin, who heads to the ring with mic in hand before MJF demands his music be cut. MJF wants to know if Darby has something to say to his face…and Darby says he’s lost a lot but never lost his mind.

Darby says he was told by everyone growing up to play it safe, and it got him nowhere but cleaning toilets. He ended up moving to Atlanta and living in his car, talking to himself until AEW signed him and saved his sanity. He gives AEW credit for the opportunities he’s been given, but he is not a moldable puppet. He ends by promising to take the World Championship from MJF…and he might even do it with a headlock takeover.

MJF taunts him a bit before kicking him right in the kielbasa…but before he can follow up on this, Sammy Guevara rushes to the ring to make the save! MJF retreats up the ramp, only for Jack Perry to arrive…ducking a title attack by the champ before taking him down with a clothesline! Perry grabs the title, standing tall with it on the outside as his music hits.

Video Package: Wardlow and Arn Anderson address what’s going to happen to Christian Cage in the ladder match at Double or Nothing, and all for the sake of Wardlow retaining his TNT Championship!

Back at ringside, Taya Valkyrie makes her way to the ring for our next match before Lady Frost steps out next for what is her debut on Dynamite after being on ROH and AEW Dark in the past. The bell rings and this match is underway!

Taya Valkyrie vs. Lady Frost

The ladies lock up before Taya takes Frost down, but only gets a nearfall. Frost gets a flurry of offense in before Taya strikes back, sending her to the corner before laying in a kick and a snapmare. Sliding lariat by Valkyrie gets a nearfall as she brings Frost back to her feet. Frost back in the corner now as Taya hits an overhead chop, and sends her back into the corner…but Frost evades a shoulder tackle, hitting some strikes on Taya before taking a spear for a nearfall! Jade and her step onto the stage to watch over Taya as we go to picture-in-picture!

Picture-in-Picture: Taya stays on the attack now, setting Frost up on the ropes before taking her down and sending her to the outside. Taya is firmly in control as she sends Frost to the barricade and sets her up on the apron for a chop…but Frost starts fighting back with a chop of her own! Taya doesn’t take well to this as she brings Frost back into the ring, dropping her hard to the canvas before getting a nearfall. Frost hits some knee strikes, but Taya dodges one kick only to take another to the delight of Jade and crew on the stage. Frost is on fire now as she sends Taya in the corner…only for Valkyrie to turn htings around, sending Frost to the corner…but Frost responds with a kick to stop her as we come back!

Frost has Taya down in the corner now as she drops a rolling senton before hitting a corkscrew cross body off the top rope! Taya is able to counter a further attack with a spear as both women are down now…only to make it back to their feet quickly, trading blows before Taya drops Frost to the canvas for a nearfall. Taya follows up with a curb stomp as Jade continues to watch on, and this distracts Taya enough for Frost to follow up for a moment…before taking a backbreaker and a Road to Valhalla giving Taya the pin and the win!

Winner via pinfall: Taya Valkyrie

Backstage, Tony Khan is standing by with an announcement about the start of a new beginning for AEW. Last week they announced the tour for Collision…and tonight they announce the first location: on Saturday, June 17, AEW Collision kicks off from the United Center in Chicago!

-Commercial Break-

Back from commercial, we head backstage where Marvez talks to Hangman Page about the status of the friendship between him and The Elite ahead of Anarchy in the Arena at Double or Nothing. Page says that the price that BCC have rung up with The Elite is too high, and at Double or Nothing they will pay it in blood.

Back at ringside, Tony Schiavone welcomes Adam Cole (baybay) to the ring for our contract signing for the unsanctioned match at Double or Nothing. Cole arrives to the ring with Roderick Strong before Tony welcomes Chris Jericho to the ring, and the leader of JAS arrives to the ring with his crew.

Jericho and crew enter the ring as the crowd sings his theme song, before we move on with the signing. Tony says there was an agreement that no physicality would occur, before explaining that the contract being signed waives AEW of liability and sanctions to do with the match. Cole quickly signs the contract first, tossing it at Jericho before addressing what Jericho did to him a few weeks ago, forcing him to watch Baker get beat up by the Outcasts.

Cole has been trying to understand why Jericho did that. Maybe it’s because he’s a scumbag or a piece of garbage…but settles on the idea that Jericho thinks he’s invincible. Cole says we’ll see how invincible Jericho is when he beats the hell out of him…and that AEW should be thanking him for having this be unsanctioned, because the blood won’t be on their hands, it’ll be on Cole’s, and that’s the way he likes it.

Sunday night we’re gonna find out if Jericho can still walk, because Cole will break his legs. We will find out if Jericho can still run his mouth, because Cole will shatter his jaw. And we will see if Jericho and still write, because he’s gonna break Jericho’s hand…so use that ability to write while you still can, and sign the contract!

Jericho doesn’t take kindly to the crowd chanting at Jericho, starting to sign before running down Cole by addressing what happened last month, claiming Cole “allowed” the love of his life to get destroyed with the kendo stick over and over again. He calls Cole a coward, and on Sunday he’s gonna knock Cole’s teeth down his throat. He finally signs, saying there are no rules and five of the JAS and only Cole and Strong. Cole agrees, which is why he made a phone call to someone he knows from Vegas…someone who is homicidal, suicidal, genocidal. His name…is Sabu!

Music hits as the ECW almunus makes his way to the ring, much to the shock of Jericho as Sabu enters the ring to a big pop from the crowd. Daddy Magic tries to rush at Sabu, but the hardcore legend gets a chair from Cole and throws it right in his face! JAS quickly escape the ring to regroup on the ramp as Cole’s music hits.

Video Package: Jamie Hayter promises to defend her title this Sunday!

Back at ringside, the rest of JAS has left Garcia behind to face Roderick Strong up next, and the bell rings as the match gets underway!

Roderick Strong vs. Daniel Garcia

We start off with a quick exchange of holds between the two, before they trade strikes instead…and Strong is now in control, getting a backbreaker on Garcia for a nearfall as we go to picture-in-picture!

Picture-in-Picture: Strong is still in control here, laying into Garcai with some chops before hitting a big suplex for a nearfall. Garcia escapes to the outside now, getting one up on Strong before taunting the crowd. The action comes back to the ring as Garcia stays on the attack, stomping away at him before looking for a submission hold as we come back!

That hold becomes a curb stomp, driving Strong’s face into the canvas before Garcia taunts the crowd again. Back on the attack now, Garcia stomps away at Strong before he gets away. The crowd lets Garcia know what they think of his dancing skills, and Garcia responds with a suplex on Strong after a little boogie. Garcia gets a big dropkick from Strong as a result, and Strong gets a nearfall from this!

Strong lifts Garcia up but Garcia blocks it…but he can’t block a leg lift backbreaker from Strong, who gets another nearfall! Garcia escapes any further attack and rolls Strong up for a nearfall, before laying in some overhand chops and a slam to get a nearfall. Garcia fights out of an backbreaker attempt before locking in the Dragon Tamer on Strong!

Strong is able to reverse out of it finally, before hitting a gutbuster and the End of Heartache for the pin and the win!

Winner via pinfall: Roderick Strong

Video Package: Willow Nightingale made history this weekend at NJPW STRONG Resurgence, beating Mercedes Mone’ to become the inaugural NJPW STRONG Women’s Championship

-Commercial Break-

Back from ringside, the BCC make their way to the ring four our main event as Claudio and Wheeler challenge for the ROH World Tag Team Championship! Out next are the champions Rey Fenix and Penta, and the bell rings to get this main event underway!

ROH World Tag Team Championship
Blackpool Combat Club (Claudio Castagnoli and Wheeler Yuta) vs. ROH World Tag Team Champions The Lucha Bros (Rey Fenix & Penta 0M)

Chaos ensues quickly at the start, with the Lucha Boys eventually clearing the ring of BCC before hitting a dive to the outside! They follow up by getting back in the ring, climbing to the top for more damage with another dive. The action comes back in the ring as Penta drops Yuta for a nearfall. Tag to Fenix now, but Claudio drops him from the turnbuckle before getting a tag of his own from Yuta in the corner.

Yuta catches Fenix’s foot, giving a distraction so that Claudio can hit a big European uppercut for a nearfall as we go to picture-in-picture!

Picture-in-Picture: BCC continue to dominate here, focusing on beating up Fenix to keep him away from Penta. This gives BCC a couple nearfalls between Claudio and Yuta, the latter of whom gets a submission locked in on Fenix before tagging Claudio back in as we come back!

Claudio with a little more offense before tagging Yuta back in, as they continue the divide and conquer strategy. Claudio gets back in and hits a big swing, but Fenix counters out of the Ricola Bomb before getting the tag to Penta!

Tag to Yuta as well and Penta unloads on Wheeler, before taking down Claudio as well and getting Yuta dropped to the canvas for a nearfall. Penta captures the arm of Yuta, looking to dislocate the other before Claudio can break it up! Tag to Fenix as the champs take the fight to BCC, a double kick right in the face of Yuta before Claudio catches Fenix…only to be forced drop him on Yuta with a kick by Penta, as Fenix covers Yuta for a nearfall!

Fenix makes the tag to Penta, but he’s intercepted by Claudio as Yuta rolls him up for a nearfall. Claudio with an assist now, launching Yuta onto Fenix…but that only gets a nearfall! The ref gets distracted as Claudio hits an uppercut on Fenix, but he’s able to get a tag to Penta! Claudio tries to get in the ring to intercede but is cut off by the Young Bucks showing up from under the ring, keeping him away as Fenix gets the pin and the win on Yuta!

Winners via pinfall and STILL ROH World Tag Team Champions: The Lucha Bros

The Bucks escape through the crowd as Mox and Bryan rush to the ring, before Mox runs them down saying that at Double or Nothing are gonna get plastered on the pavement of Las Vegas Boulevard. Mox promises violence this Sunday because BCC will not accept anything less. If you’re offended by the sight of blood, you haven’t seen anything yet!

Mox’s music hits as the Bucks taunt BCC from the crowd, bringing our final Dynamite before Double or Nothing to a close.

Quick Match Results:

  • AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy def. Kyle Fletcher to retain
  • Open House Match (AEW World Trios Championship): House of Black def. Metalik, AR Fox, & Blake Christian to retain
  • Taya Valkyrie def. Lady Frost
  • Roderick Strong def. Daniel Garcia
  • ROH World Tag Team Championship: Lucha Bros def. BCC to retain

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That’ll do it for this week, see you on Sunday for our LIVE coverage of AEW Double or Nothing before we come back next Wednesday for the fallout on Dynamite!

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