This week’s AEW Dynamite seemed like another packed episode, including two massive dream matches on the card. While Samoa Joe battled it out against NJPW legend Minoru Suzuki for the ROH TV Championship, CM Punk will face Penta Oscuro.
Apart from that, Marina Shafir will be in action against Skye Blue. Plus, the Jericho Appreciation Society would also be competing against Eddie Kingston, Santana and Ortiz.
We’re underway! Excalibur, Jim Ross, and Tony Schiavone are on commentary.
MATCH #1: One-One-One Match:
CM Punk vs. Penta Oscuro
The crowd cheered for CM Punk and Penta as they stared down before their match started on AEW Dynamite. Both performers began trading some brutal chops before hitting elbow shots at each other. The Second City Saint instantly went for the GTS, but Penta countered it into an ankle lock.
Moments later, CM Punk hit a Suicida on the outside, taking Penta down. Back in the ring, the former AEW Tag Team Champion was down on his knees, urging CM Punk to bring the fight to him. Punk hit an overhead suplex for a close count.
Back from the commercial break, both performers were on the top rope, where Penta managed to hurt CM Punk’s knee.
The Best in the World and Penta went to the top rope again, from where The Second City Saint dropped the latter with a picture-perfect Hurricanrana. The former WWE Champion next went for the GTS, but his opponent managed to counter it just in time.
Punk and the former AEW Tag Team Champion traded punches on the apron. CM Punk then hit a Springboard Lariat, after which he signaled for the GTS again.
Penta countered another GTS attempt with an enziguiri. Both performers traded some quick pinfall attempts. Just as Penta went for a high-flying maneuver, CM Punk caught him in mid-air and delivered the GTS for the win.
Winner: CM Punk
Video from earlier today shows the Jericho Appreciation Society touching down in their private jet. Eddie Kingston, Santana, and Ortiz are in a car nearby. They dump Daddy Magic and Cool Hang Ang, who are beaten up, on the runway and speed away.
MATCH #2: AEW World Tag Team Championship Match:
Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus © vs. Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly
Jungle Boy and Bobby Fish started things during this match on AEW Dynamite. Moments later, Luchasaurus was tagged in, who took down both Fish and Kyle O’Reilly all by himself. However, reDRagon quickly recovered and lay down the big man with a Dragon Corkscrew.
Luchasaurus soon tagged in Jungle Boy, who quickly attacked O’Reilly and Fish with top rope suicidas. Taking advantage of a distracted referee, Bobby Fish unleashed a sneak attack on Jungle Boy from behind, allowing reDRagon to capitalize on the distraction.
Back from a break on AEW Dynamite, Luchasaurus is finally tagged in and single-handedly took down reDRagon with a series of fiery maneuvers. He also hit a double a Chokeslam for a close count. Jungle Boy hit a superkick on Kyle O’Reilly on the ring apron and followed it with a stunning elbow drop on Bobby Fish for a near-fall.
Just as Jurassic Express went for the Doomsday Device on O’Reilly, Fish came out of nowhere to break it up. After a few more back-and-forth reversals, Jungle Boy took out O’Reilly with a DDT, allowing Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus to hit the Jurassic Express to retain their AEW World Tag Team Championships.
Winners: Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus
After the match: O’Reilly attacks Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus with a steel chair. He and Fish stumble away but here comes FTR to block their escape up the ramp.
FTR pose with their ROH and AAA Tag Team Championships as they get in the face of reDRagon and seemingly reveal themselves as the next challengers for the AEW World Tag Team Championships.
BACKSTAGE: The Blackpool Combat Club who will face the Gunn Club on Friday’s AEW Rampage in a Trios Tag Team Match. Jon Moxley says the Gunn Club is a bunch of goofs and they need less of that in AEW. Wheeler Yuta says on Friday the real work begins.
Back from the break, Schiavone is once again with Jamie Hayter and Toni Storm. We’re told they will meet in the Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament. Hayter says she’s gonna break Storm’s face. Storm says nothing, just smirks and walks away.
MATCH #3: One-On-One Match:
Capt. Shawn Dean vs. MJF
We do get the Rat In The Kitchen promo during MJF’s entrance.
Excalibur say there’s security placed all over the arena to keep Wardlow from entering the building.
MJF acts like he’s struggling to take off his jacket. Dean finally jaws at Spears and MJF attacks. His jacket wasn’t broken at all!
MJF ships Dean upside down into the corner and poses for the crowd.
We cut away to a group of unconscious security guards backstage.
MJF sends Dean to the outside and whips him into a ringside barricade. MJF poses with his back to the barricade and a security guard walks up and unmasks. It’s Wardlow!
MJF runs for it and Wardlow gives chase. Spears tries to hit Wardlow from behind with a chair but it has no effect. Wardlow goes to powerbomb Spears but security runs down. Wardlow just mows down a dozen security guards, including powerbombing one onto the ring apron.
Referee Bryce Remsburg is administering the 10-count but MJF either can’t or won’t get back in the ring as Wardlow is right next to the ring. MJF gets the microphone and tries to bribe Remsburg to stop his count but it doesn’t work and MJF is counted out!
Winner: Capt. Shawn Dean
After the match: MJF gets in Remsburg’s face but Remsburg is having none of it. Spears gets between them.
BACKSTAGE: We see Wardlow still beating up security guards. He grabs a camera and screams that it’s not going to end until he’s released from his contract with MJF.
We get a video with Darby Allin. Allin skateboards through the streets. He tells Andrade El Idolo he’s gonna put a nail in this whole thing and challenges him to a Coffin Match.
Back from the break, we get a prerecorded video with Malakai Black. It is pretty creepy.
MATCH #4: Trios Tag Team Match:
Chris Jericho, Jake Hager and Daniel Garcia vs. Eddie Kingston, Santana and Ortiz
Jericho and his crew enter to “Judas” and the crowd sings along. Garcia is wearing a backward Kanga hat for his entrance.
Kingston is wearing a “Thump” t-shirt. Santana and Ortiz are bringing the stolen shoes of Matt Menard and Angelo Parker with them to the ring.
Jericho and Santana start out. Santana quickly backs Jericho into the corner and rains down with punches.
Jericho runs into a boot from Santana. Jericho tries some chops but Santana answers right back. Double leg takedown by Santana and he lands more punches as everyone else brawl on the floor.
In the ring, Jericho is still taking a beating from Santana. He tags in Ortiz and they land a double team on Jericho.
Hager takes a cheap shot from the apron on Ortiz and Jericho takes advantage and tags in Hager. Double flapjack on Ortiz and Hager goes to work on Ortiz.
Ortiz goes low and attacks Hager’s knee and manages to get a sunset flip for a pin attempt. Hager powers Ortiz into his corner and Garcia tags in.
Garcia brings in Jericho who hits a belly-to-back suplex on Ortiz and the cocky “Come on baby!” pin attempt as we go to the picture-in-picture break.
Back from the break, Ortiz is still getting beaten up by Jericho. Ortiz charges right into a dropkick by Jericho.
Jericho flips off Kingston to lure him into the ring. Jericho goes for the Lionsault but Ortiz moves and crawls to the corner. Jericho grabs Ortiz’ boot to slow him. Ortiz rolls through and takes down Jericho. Garcia tags in before Ortiz can make the tag but Ortiz escapes and tags in Kingston.
Kingston runs wild on Hager and Garcia and tags in Santana. Santana hits the “Three Amigos” suplexes on Garcia. Santana goes to the top rope and lands a frog splash for a near fall.
Garcia crawls into the wrong corner where Kingston is waiting. He tags in and delivers machine gun chops in the corner. Ortiz tags in and hits a leg drop from the second rope.
Kingston knocks Hager off the ring apron and hits a dive to the outside that takes out Hager.
Menard and Parker run down. Ortiz takes out both of them with a dive.
Kingston tags in and hits an exploder suplex on Garcia. Kingston goes for the spinning back fist but Garcia pushes him off and Jericho sneaks in a shot with a baseball bat to Kingston. Garcia covers and gets the pin.
Winners: Chris Jericho, Jake Hager and Daniel Garcia
After the match: The Jericho Appreciation Society delivers a post-match beatdown to all 3 of their opponents.
BACKSTAGE: Alex Marvez is with MJF, who is very upset. Mark Sterling says he has the right to book Wardlow against anyone he wishes. MJF says he has the “best idea”. He hands an envelope to Jose The Assistant who suddenly appears and says he’s going to send The Butcher to go after Wardlow.
MATCH #5: Women’s One-On-One Match:
Marina Shafir vs. Skye Blue
We get a quick look at Jade Cargill not watching the match backstage and her “Baddie Section”, which includes Kiera Hogan and Red Velvet.
Shafir is overpowering Blue. Blue tries to fire up but Shafir grabs her and puts her down with an overhead throw.
Cargill’s “Baddie Section” is taunting Shafir and distracts her for a moment. Blue tries to attack from behind but Shafir quickly retakes control and locks on a triangle submission for the finish.
Winner: Marina Shafir
The commentary team is implying that Cargill is not taking Shafir seriously.
BACKSTAGE: Lexy Nair is with Hook. Next week, Hook will compete on Dynamite. Tony Nese and Mark Sterling stroll into the frame. Hook gets up and they quickly leave.
Danhausen is behind Hook and tries to curse him. Hook casually tosses a medicine ball over his shoulder. Danhausen catches it and falls down.
Back from the break, we check in backstage with TNT Champion Scorpio Sky, Ethan Page and Dan Lambert. Sky is set to defend his Championship against Sammy Guevara at Battle of the Belts II.
MATCH #6: Tag Team Match:
Powerhouse Hobbs and Ricky Starks vs. Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee
The crowd is hot for New Orleans’ own Ricky Starks.
Strickland and Starks appear to be starting out, but Starks tags in Hobbs.
Hobbs takes down Strickland with a shoulder block and tosses him into his corner with a fallaway slam.
Starks tags in and works on Strickland’s arm. Starks runs up the corner and rope walks while holding Strickland’s and drops a punch on Strickland like The Undertaker.
Strickland uses his speed to take down Starks with a dropkick and tags in Lee.
Starks tries to use his speed to evade Lee but he runs out of room and gets backed into the corner. Lee tees off with a double overhand chop.
Strickland tags back in for a moment and brings Lee back in. Hobbs charges but misses Lee and tumbles outside the ring. Strickland springboards into a moonsault off the chest of Lee to the outside onto Starks and Hobbs as we go to the picture-in-picture break.
Back from the break, Hobbs is beating up on Strickland. Strickland escapes a slam and tags in Lee. He runs wild on Starks with shoulder tackles.
Lee is hit from behind by Hobbs. He shrugs him off, leapfrogging Hobbs charging at him. Hobbs spears Starks instead. Lee throws Starks into Hobbs.
Strickland tags in but Starks escapes a suplex. Strickland sends Starks to the floor and back into the ring. He pulls Hobbs down off the apron but when Strickland goes into the ring he runs into a spear from Starks. He gets a near fall on Strickland off a flipping DDT.
Starks puts Strickland on the top rope and goes up after him. Lee made a blind tag and Strickland tosses Starks from the top rope right into the path of a charging Lee.
Hobbs and Lee go face to face but referee Stephon Smith breaks it up and sends Hobbs back to his corner.
Starks tries to lift Lee for the Roshambo but can’t do it.
Taz makes his way down to ringisde.
Lee lifts Starks into a powerbomb position but Hobbs cuts off Strickland, who was on the top rope. Starks escapes Lee for a moment but is put back on the top rope. Starks pushes off Lee and hits a spear to Lee from the second rope. Strickland breaks up the pin attempt with a splash.
Hobbs comes in and Lee powers him up. Hobbs escapes. Lee goes off the ropes but Taz grabs his foot. Hobbs hits his spinebuster and pins Keith Lee to get the win.
Winners: Powerhouse Hobbs and Ricky Starks
BACKSTAGE: Schiavone is with Thunder Rosa. Nyla Rose and Vicki Guerrero interrupt her. Rose is holding a cake. Rosa sends it into Rosa’s face. They brawl for a bit until the referees break it up.
MAIN EVENT: ROH Television Championship Match:
Minoru Suzuki © vs. Samoa Joe
Bobby Cruise does the ring introductions.
Jay Lethal and Sonjay Dutt are sitting ringside.
Full entrance for Suzuki, complete with “Kaze Ni Nare!”
Suzuki and Joe staredown to start. They immediately start trading chops. Joe switches to forearms but Suzuki keeps returning fire.
Suzuki pauses for a few moments to acknowledge the crowd and then goes back to trading strikes with Joe. Neither man is budging much, but Joe’s chest is turning bright red.
Both men switch to straight forearms. The pace of striking has slowed a bit but neither man is giving much ground.
Suzuki comes off the ropes and Joe is waiting with a shoulder tackle that takes him down. Suzuki rolls to the ring apron. Joe goes to get him and Suzuki traps him in an arm submission in the ropes. They both roll to the arena floor as we go to the picture-in-picture break.
Back from the break, Joe has Suzuki in a cross-face. Suzuki gets his foot on the ropes to break the hold.
Suzuki reverses a whip, takes Joe down with a snap mare, and delivers a penalty kick for a 2-count.
Suzuki pulls Joe into position for a piledriver but decides better of it. He wants to trade more chops with Joe. Joe obliges and they’re back to trading in the center of the ring.
Suzuki ducks a chop and locks in a sleeper hold. Joe powers up Suzuki and slams him down to break the hold.
Joe comes off the ropes and runs into a dropkick from Suzuki. Suzuki goes back to the sleeper and positions him for the Gotch-style piledriver but can not get Joe up. Suzuki locks in the sleeper again but Joe backs him into the corner.
Joe puts Suzuki on the top rope. He wants the Muscle Buster but Suzuki goes to an arm bar. Joe powers out and gets the Muscle Buster and that gets the pin-fall and the ROH TV Championship.
Winner and NEW ROH Television Champion: Samoa Joe
After the match: Sonjay Dutt and Jay Lethal quickly take the microphone and taunt Joe with a present that is Lethal giving Joe the middle finger.
Then all of sudden, the lights go out and when they come back up, Satnam Singh is in the ring. He’s a 7′ 3″ former professional basketball player from India who signed with AEW last September.
Singh clotheslines Joe and helps Lethal and Dutt beat him up. Joe tries to fight back but Singh grabs him from behind in a head vice. Lethal finishes off the beatdown with a Lethal Injection. Dutt drapes the ROH TV Championship over Joe as we fade to black.