AEW Dynamite Results – February 24 – On tap for tonight’s edition of the weekly AEW on TNT show is Lance Archer vs. Rey Fenix, Jon Moxley vs. Ryan Nemeth, an appearance by Sting, updates on All Elite Wrestling signing WWE and pro wrestling legend Paul Wight, a.k.a. The Big Show and more.
Jon Moxley vs. Ryan Nemeth
The bell sounds and these two immediately go at it. A big DDT attempt gets no dice. The two lock up and Mox ends up b*tch-slapping “The Hollywood Hunk.” Now he blasts him with clubbing blows across the chest ala Sheamus and then across the sides of his head, ala Vader.
Mox continues to widen the offensive gap in the lead as he dominates Nemeth here in the early goings as the commentators hype tonight’s main event between Lance Archer and Rey Fenix for a spot in the Ladder Match at AEW Revolution. This leads them to hyping up the Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch as Nemeth gets in a small run of offense of his own.
As they return their focus to the action taking place in the ring, Mox ends up taking back over control of the offensie and then he plants Nemeth on his dome with the Paradigm Shift for the pin fall victory.
Winner: Jon Moxley
After the match, Mox pulls a chair into the ring and unfolds it and sits down with a microphone. He talks about being willing to crawl through the mud, blood and barbed wire if necessary to take back the hill and his AEW Championship.
He says as it turns out, that’s exactly what he’s going to have to do, which leads him to bring up the Exploding Barbed Wire Death Match he has scheduled against AEW Champion Kenny Omega at AEW Revolution next month.
From there, he goes on to talk about being a junkie who is addicted to carnage, chaos and violence. He says he’s a junkie for this and he can’t get enough of it as he stands up and kicks away the chair, gritting his teeth as he brings back up once again the Exploding Barbed Wire Death Match.
He says it’s too attractive, he can’t resist it even if it is a trap laid out by Kenny Omega and his boys. He tells Omega that he’s just another one of many in a long line of men who has tried to take him out. He says win, lose or draw, everyone who watches will know, that when it’s all said-and-done, he’ll have given everything he has.
Mox then says if it all comes to an end at AEW Revolution in the blood, violence and barbed wire, then it seems like a perfect way to go out. His music plays as he paces around the ring, climbing the ropes to pose for the fans as the commentators plug the Exploding Barbed Wire Death Match between Mox and Omega at next month’s PPV. They set up a video package showing the history between Omega and Moxley.
– Video pack shows the rivalry between Kenny Omega and Jon Moxley.
– Last week, Alex Abrahantes talks with Lance Archer and Rey Fenix about their match tonight, and the ladder match at Revolution. Alex asks about their chemistry as team. Archer says no doubt it’s there, but he’s definitely going to kick Fenix’s ass next week. Fenix responds that Archer is the worst partner he’s ever had. They brawl for a bit until the cameras cut out.
– Last week, clip shown of Sting taking a powerbomb from Brian Cage. Sting apparently wants payback at some point tonight.
Varsity Blonds vs. Brian Cage and Ricky Starks with Taz
The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running, as the duo of Pillman Jr. and Garrison get off to an excellent start, dominating the offense and taking it to Starks early on. They isolate Starks in the ring as Pillman Jr. works him over and then tags in Garrison, who picks up where he left off.
Starks takes things over after capitalizing on an error made by one of the Blonds as they were heading to the top-rope. This allows him to tag in “The Machine,” who comes in and takes over as we are lead into a mid-match, picture-in-picture commercial break as the action in the ring continues.
We return from the break and we see Starks in the ring working over Pillman Jr. as Taz talks about Sting and being ready for the Street Fight at Revolution on commentary. Pillman Jr. is showing signs of life, however Starks manages to remain in the offensive driver’s seat.
Cage tags in and picks up where Starks left off, only for Pillman Jr. to finally make the much-needed tag to Garrison. Garrison takes the hot tag and comes into the ring like a man possessed, knocking Cage out of the ring and going over and taking out Starks for good measure. Starks ended up tagging in as well during the insanity. Garrison hits a high spot on Starks and goes for the cover, however Cage hits the ring to break it up.
Pillman Jr. enters the ring and the Varisty Blonds dump Cage out to the floor again. They hit top-rope dropkicks on Starks and cover him, however he manages to kick out before the count of three. Starks fires back up and hits a spear. Cage tags in and hits a big discus punch before hitting his Drillclaw finisher for the pin fall victory.
Winners: Ricky Starks & Brian Cage
As Taz is gloating on commentary about his recent beatdown of Sting and claiming to know where Darby Allin is — nowhere to be found — the lights in the Daily’s Place amphitheater go out. When they come back on, we see the big screen is playing a video. The video shows something in the desert and then a body bag shows. They unzip the bag and Darby Allin sits up with a big smile on his face.
Now Sting’s theme hits and the lights blink and flicker in the venue as “The Icon” makes his way out dragging a body bag behind him. He unzips it, but instead of the TNT Champion, it’s Taz’s son. Sting points up to the rafters. It’s Darby Allin! Allin joins Sting in the ring as the two begin a beat down on Cage and Starks as Taz goes over to his son in the body bag. Sting hits a big Stinger Splash on Cage in the corner. Sting then hooks him and hits the Scorpion Death Drop. His music plays again.
— The commentators briefly recap the Sting and Darby Allin segment that led into the commercial, before sending things to an earlier today segment with Tony Schiavone sitting down with “The Best Man” Miro and newlyweds Penelope Ford and Kip Sabian. They bring up what happened during their wedding with Orange Cassidy and Chuck. Miro keeps calling Chuck by the name Charles. He talks into the camera, claiming he forgives but doesn’t forget what he did. He tells him not to follow Orange around. As he continues to talk, someone hands Schiavone a note. He reads it to them. It’s like a note you send a girl you like in school. The question reads, “Will you wrestle us?” Then it tells them to circle “Yes” or “No.” It was obviously from Orange Cassidy. Miro flips out afterwards, riping up the note and throwing it before storming off.
Brandon Cutler vs. Jake Hager
Cutler lands a punch, and is immediately thrown into the corner. Hager tries for a splash, Cutler moves and hits a few punches. Hager tries for a big lariat, nope, but he does hit a wheelbarrow suplex, and then another one. More shots to Cutler’s midsection in the corner, big boot, Hager bomb lands, but Hager ends up out on the floor. Cutelr with a big suicide dive, runs back into the ring, and hits a big flip over the top on Hager. He throws his opponent into the ring, goes for a springboard, but is caught in midair and sent down to the mat. Hager hammers him with a big lariat for the 1-2-3.
Winner: Jake Hager via Pinfall
– Post-match, Santana, Ortiz, and Wardlow run out to stomp away on Cutler. Young Bucks run out and superkick Santana and Ortiz. They try to go for Hager, but he quick rolls out of the ring. Matt gets on the mic and calls out Chris Jericho and MJF. He says they don’t have to wait until the PPV, and tells them to come out now. Jericho and MJF’s music hits, but they show up on the big screen. They ask why waste time now when they will meet at the PPV? Jericho then says they saw someone walking around backstage and wondered if Matt and Nick knew who it was.
The camera pans down and it’s their dad (Papa Buck) covered in blood. Jericho throws him into the truck with the photos of The Young Bucks on it, and MJF does the same. Jericho tells them to come get the trash. They do the Young Bucks pose and run off. Young Bucks show to to find their dad. Matt runs after them, but MJF and Jericho laugh at him as the vehicle drives off.
– After the break, we see Papa Buck being loaded into the ambulance. Nick Jackson goes off with him with Matt staying at the venue.
– Video package shown of what’s led up to Shaq and Jade Cargill vs. Cody Rhodes and Red Velvet on next week’s show. Cargill says how convenient that when someone like her shows up to AEW, Brandi suddenly gets pregnant. Red Velvet says she has experience, grit, and passion — she’s a fighter. Jim Ross says Cody and Velvet will have to use every bit of their technique to win, but feels like Shaq and Jade will land that one big shot to win the match.
Hangman Page vs. Isiah Kassidy with Matt Hardy and TH2
Early on, we see Page jump off to an early offensive lead, as he sends Kassidy out to the floor and follows him out with a high spot before bringing him back in the ring and going back to work on him. As he continues he beat down of Kassidy in the ring, the commentators talk about the high-stakes showdown between Page and Hardy coming up at Revolution.
The action spills back out to the floor moments later, where Page continues to dominate the action as Hardy watches on. He goes for a big power bomb on the floor. Now we see him roll Kassidy back in and he appears to be setting up his Buckshot Lariat finisher when Hardy gets involved and attacks Page, slamming him into the steel on the floor.
John Silver and other members of The Dark Order end up coming out and they inform Aubrey Edwards, the official for the Kassidy-Page match, and she ends up kicking Hardy out of the ringside area, sending him to the back.
Now the match continues in the ring with Kassidy taking advantage of the weakened state that Page is left in after the attack from Hardy before he was sent to the back. As Kassidy continues to add to the punishment to the “Hangman,” J.R. talks us into a mid-match commercial break as the action continues in the ring.
We return and we see members of The Dark Order have remained at ringside. The action sees Kassidy still in control but just as it seems like he’s waiting for Page, Page catches him coming at him with a rolling elbow strike for a close near fall.
Page is now in full control of the action as he works over Kassidy. He hits a nice brainbuster for another close near fall. Moments later, however, Kassidy ends up taking back over the offensive driver’s seat as the fans truly get behind the match at this point with lots of chants and cheers. We see a spot where Kassidy guillotines the arm of Page over the top-rope as he drops to the floor.
The Dark Order members order Kassidy to get back into the ring. Kassidy looks for a spot but Page reverses it into a dead eye for the pin fall victory. Excellent match.
Winner: “Hangman” Adam Page
The Dark Order members who were at ringside jump into the ring to celebrate with him. As they do, Page’s music cuts off and we hear Hardy off-camera talking. Hardy, talking like a betrayed psycho, talks about Page choosing The Dark Order over “Big Money” Matt Hardy. This leads to Hardy coming out with another member of The Dark Order, who he throws and launches off the stage. Page and The Dark Order members in the ring sprint up to check on him as Hardy runs off to the back.
— The commentators send things to an earlier today segment, where Alex Marvez catches up with AEW World Champion Kenny Omega and his manager, Don Callis. The two are in the middle of working in a shed / garage-style room as they work on something. Omega talks briefly but it’s hard to hear him over the tools in the background. Callis ends up telling Marvez to take a hike because they’ve got stuff to take care of. We head back to another commercial break.
Britt Baker vs. Nyla Rose (Women’s Title Eliminator Tournament)
The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running with this tournament bout. Rose shoves Baker down to the mat as they lock up. Excalibur points out that this is the first ever singles match between these two.
Rose dominates Baker with ease thus far. She goes for a canonball senton and then looks to break Baker’s leg as Rebel tries to get involved and the ref orders a break between the two.
Moments later, both Baker and Rose end up on the floor where Baker yanks Rose’s arm from one side of the ring post while she was standing on the other side. This brings Rose into the steel post with great momentum and allows Baker to settle into her first offensive lead in the contest, as she goes to work with follow-up shots on Rose and takes the action back into the ring as we head to a mid-match, picture-in-picture commercial break.
We return from the break to see Baker still in control of the match, as she focuses her attack on the shoulder and arm of Rose. We see that during the break, she took the padding off the top turnbuckle in one of the corners in the ring. Back live, she hits Rose with a nice suplex into the corner. Rose ends up firing up moments later, where she retakes control of the offense. She has Baker laid out and heads to the top-rope, but Rebel ends up jumping on the apron.
Rose hops off the top and takes out Rebel. She then turns around and sees Baker coming at her so she hits a hanging neck-breaker for a near fall. Baker blasts Rose with a kick and is then handed the glove by Rebel. She puts it on and poses to the crowd with it, only to turn around into a chokeslam from Rose. Rebel is still in the ring, so Rose shoves Rebel down into the corner. She follows her in with a canonball senton. Baker ends up tripping Rose face-first into the exposed turnbuckle. This leads to Baker locking in the LockJaw submission on Rose. Rose hangs on and powers up, slamming Baker down and covering her, but only getting two.
Nyla goes over and picks up the top-turnbuckle pad and shows the ref, who throws it out of the ring. She then turns into a kick from Baker. And another. Baker charges at her and hits the Crucifix Bomb. She then locks Rose in the LockJaw again with the glove still on. Rose won’t let her fully apply it, however, elbowing her way out before Baker had it fully locked in. Rose decks Baker with a big right hand. She looks for the Beast Bomb and she hits it. She takes too long to cover her and Baker somehow manages to kick out before the count of three. She ends up hitting another seconds later and this time she does get the three count.
Winner and ADVANCING to the finals of the U.S. bracket: Nyla Rose
— We see a video package hyping up the six-man tag-team match with Tully Blanchard joining forces with FTR to take on Jurassic Express trio Luchasaurus, Jungle Boy and Marko Stunt. The video features FTR talking about Tully returning to the ring after so many years next week. The trio of Jurassic Express talk about them chopping the horns off of Luchasaurus’ mask and abducting Marko Stunt.
— The commentators run down some upcoming matches scheduled for next week’s Dynamite, the upcoming Revolution show and the broadcasting debut of Paul Wight (Big Show) alongside Tony Schiavone, who they note also has acquired a license as a wrestler for AEW.
Lance Archer vs. Refy Fenix (Face of the Revolution Ladder Match Qualifying Match)
The two circle each other and the bell sounds to kick off our featured headline attraction for this week’s show. Fenix shows he is not afraid of Archer early on, but all he seemed to do was piss him off. This leads to the intensity and physicality in the match turning up a few notches as Fenix tries to use his speed and quickness to avoid the big man, but Archer uses his power and brutal strength to rag-doll and dominate his smaller foe with relative ease in the early goings.
Fenix builds up a full head of steam and manages to knock “The Murderhawk Monster” off of his feet for the first time in the match. This leads to the action spilling out to the floor. Roberts gets involved and trips up Fenix as Archer recovers on the floor. This leads to Fenix sprinting and leaping over Roberts’ back, splashing onto Archer and taking him out again on the floor.
Moments later, however, we see Archer blasting Fenix with chops so powerful that it knocks him over the barricade and into the crowd. Archer is back in full control of the offense in this contest as J.R. and Schiavone on commentary lead us into a mid-match, picture-in-picture commercial break as the action in our main event continues with the brawl on the floor at ringside.
When we return from the break, we see Archer still dominating the action, which is now back inside the ring. The camera shows Jake Roberts standing on the ring apron and watching on. Fenix tries firing up as he blasts Archer with chops over-and-over again, but Archer eventually stops and just stares at him before returning the favor with one single chop that sent Fenix flying across the ring.
Now we see Archer sending Fenix out to the floor. He follows out after him and slams him into the steel barricade. He picks him up and does the same, sending him across the other side of the floor and crashing into the steel barricade. Tony Schiavone promotes Paul Wight’s AEW debut again for 3/15 on broadcasting, and then we see Archer hit a flipping senton onto Fenix as he was laid up against the steel ringside barricade. The fans break out into a “This Is Awesome” chant as Archer rolls Fenix back into the ring.
Archer is thinking Blackout now as he picks Fenix up, however Fenix ends up hitting his second wind and he takes Archer’s back standing. He peppers his legs with kicks, chopping the big man down before climbing to the top-rope and flying off with a double stomp onto Archer. He goes to hoist Archer up but Archer reverses and connects with a release German suplex of his own. The fans try and rally behind Fenix again as Archer looks to add insult to injury to one-half of The Lucha Bros, who is once again in a lifeless state.
“The Murderhawk Monster” grabs Fenix’s hand and climbs to the top-rope. He does the Undertaker’s “old-school” as he walks the top-rope while holding onto Fenix’s hand, stopping half-way through the ropes and hitting a flip into a splash onto Fenix. He covers him but The Lucha Bro hangs on, kicking out after the referee’s count of two. The commentators talk about the look of discouragement on the face of Archer now as he seemingly doesn’t know what it’s going to take to finish off his smaller opposition.
Fenix fires up and comes to life once again, but it isn’t long-lasting, as Archer takes back over within a few seconds and we’re back to him plodding and slowly dominating Fenix while the fans try and rally behind The Lucha Bro. Archer hits a splash onto Fenix in the corner. He goes for another but runs face-first into a waiting big-boot from Fenix. Fenix gets Archer’s legs tied up in the ropes and he does a tight-rope walk of the top-rope into a big kick to the side of Archer’s head for a near fall of his own.
A rolling cutter from Fenix isn’t enough to finish off Archer either. Archer takes back over the offensive driver’s seat in this main event match-up and now he hits a nice fisherman’s suplex on Fenix. He climbs to the middle rope and then he hoists Fenix up to the top-rope. Fenix lands on the middle rope and Archer bounces up to the top-rope. Fenix ends up hitting a top-rope Spanish Fly on Archer right into a pin attempt, yet somehow Archer still kicks out at two. Fenix pops back up and picks up Archer. Fenix goes for something but Archer blocks.
He looks for the second time in the match to tear the mask off of Fenix. Fenix fights free, however, and we see both men hit the ropes. Archer ends up pouncing onto Fenix. He then hits a chokeslam and covers him, but somehow Fenix kicks out before the count of three. Archer sits Fenix on the top-rope and picks him up in his Blackout position. He hits it. He covers him. 1-2-3. Archer wins and will advance to join Cody Rhodes, Scorpio Sky and Pentagon Jr. in the Face Of The Revolution Ladder Match at the upcoming AEW Revolution PPV. Archer poses for the camera on the ropes as his music plays. He and Fenix fist-bump out of respect as this week’s show goes off the air.
Winner and advancing to the Face Of The Revolution Ladder Match: Lance Archer
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