AEW Dynamite Results (8/18) – Houston, TX – We are live from the Fertitta Center in Houston, Texas, where Jim Ross does his catchphrase and welcome us to the show.
“Wild Thing” hits and we see Jon Moxley meet up with Eddie Kingston backstage. The two make their way out through the crowd as they head down to the ring for our first segment of the evening.
As the two make their way down to the ring, Daniel Garcia and 2.0 attack Moxley with a lead pipe and beat down Kingston. The trio attack the duo in the crowd and then Matt Lee grabs a microphone and they all head down to the ring.
Texas Tornado Match
2.0 vs. Sting & Darby Allin
Lee addresses Darby Allin and Sting, telling them they just beat down their boys. He says if they want a taste, they can get a ref and come down right now. The lights in the building go out.
When they come back on, the ring announcer introduces “The Icon” as Sting’s theme plays and the wrestling legend makes his way out to the top of the entrance stage.
As Sting stops at the top of the ramp, the lights go out again and Darby’s theme hits. When they come back on, Allin is in the ring behind 2.0 with his skateboard. He blasts them and then Sting joins him in the ring, hitting a Stinger Splash.
The brawl spills out of the ring and now Sting and Allin are beating down 2.0 in various spots in the crowd. The fans fire up with a “You still got it!” chant aimed at Sting.
Allin takes Lee into the backstage area in a concord high up in the crowd. 2.0 and Garcia end up triple-teaming Allin, hitting their finisher on him and beginning a prolonged multi-person beatdown of the former TNT Champion. Sting also gets guzzled up by the trio as the commentators point out that this is a No DQ match.
Darby recovers as Sting is fighting off all three guys. We see Darby walking a rail for what seemed like an eternity and then leaps onto 2.0. Sting recovers and now they are beating the heel trio down when out of nowhere, Eddie Kingston joins the picture and helps Darby and Sting beat them down.
Back at ringside, a table is pulled out and brought into the ring. 2.0 fights back into the lead and brings Darby’s skateboard in the ring. They hit a double suplex on him on the wheels and Darby screams in pain. 2.0 puts Sting on the top rope after the table is set up and they double power bomb him through it. Sting pops right up and no-sells it, hitting both guys with his Stinger Death Drop.
We see Darby recover as Sting grabs all four legs of both 2.0 members and puts his Scorpion Death Lock on both guys at the same time. Darby guards him and 2.0 taps out.
Winners: Sting & Darby Allin
Sammy Guevara Gets Engaged
We hear from the commentators and Tony Schiavone talks about being in the ring earlier tonight with Sammy Guevara when he made his major announcement. We shoot to footage of Schiavone in the ring with Guevara and his girlfriend Pam before the show, where he proposed to her in front of the live crowd in Houston. She says yes.
Shawn Spears Makes Fun Of Sammy Guevara Proposal
From there we cut to a backstage promo from Shawn Spears and Tully Blanchard with “The Chairman of AEW” making Guevara’s soon-to-be wife an “honorary member” of The Pinnacle. He makes a sex joke and then we head to a commercial break.
Sammy Guevara vs. Shawn Spears
We return from the break and we hear Sammy Guevara’s theme song. “The Spanish God” of the Inner Circle makes his way down to the ring but is attacked from behind by Shawn Spears.
The two brawl down to the ring where Guevara starts to fare well and then his new fiancee, Pam, is shown. Spears starts to take over and he hits an assisted spiked pile driver with the help of Tully Blanchard on the floor at ringside.
Finally the bell rings and immediately Spears goes out to the floor and looks to hit another spiked pile driver on Guevara with Tully. The ref notices this and ejects Tully from ringside.
Back in the ring, the action in the match officially gets underway as Spears rolls his knee pad down and begins going to work on Guevara. The camera shows Pam at ringside and we see Spears taunting her when finally Guevara comes back to life.
Guevara decks Spears and springboards to the top rope. He looks to hit a flying back elbow but Spears moves and Guevara hits nothing. The two trade chops as the commentators talk us into a mid-match, picture-in-picture commercial break as the action continues.
We return from the break and both guys end up on the top rope as the fans are going nuts. We see them lock-up while both standing on the top. Guevara ends up hitting a crazy top-rope cutter that pops the crowd huge. Moments later they both end up on the top rope again where this time Spears hits a top-rope Death Valley Driver for a near fall.
The fans break out in a “Sammy! Sammy!” chant as the action continues. The brawl continues out to the ring apron where we see a steel guard rail section used as a bridge across the ring and guard rail. Guevara hits a death valley driver with Spears crashing through it. Back in the ring, Sammy hits a 630 senton off the top and goes for the cover but somehow Spears kicks out.
Sammy pulls his knee pad down and walks over to Spears and blasts him with three knees to the face. He hoists up a bloody Spears and connects with a GTH. He goes for the cover and this time gets the three. Incredible, incredible match. J.R. says Sammy is bleeding after the match but it looks like Spears’ blood on him. He heads out and kisses his fiancee’ Pa at ringside after the win. Really good match here.
Winner: Sammy Guevara
Christian Cage Puts Don Callis In His Place
We head backstage where Tony Schiavone is standing by with Christian Cage, who is holding his IMPACT Championship. Up walks Don Callis who talks down to Christian Cage. Cage tells Callis he thinks he’s the smartest guy in the room but he is and always will be a “carny piece of sh*t.” Schiavone takes us to commercial break after Christian walks off.
Dan Lambert Trashes AEW With Andrei Arlovski & Junior Dos Santos As Backup
When we return from the break we see Dan Lambert of American Top Team in the ring along with former UFC Heavyweight Champions Andrei Arlovski and Junior Dos Santos. He talks down AEW and says it’s the next stop on the Cancel Culture movement. He claims AEW is not the answer to fans’ wrestling prayers. He claims the company is filled with big mouth wannabe tough guys.
The Men Of The Year Beat Down Lance Archer
He continues to talk trash and then the theme hits to bring out “The Murderhawk Monster” Lance Archer. As he heads down to the ring he is attacked from behind by The Men of the Year — Scorpio Sky and Ethan Page. Lambert laughs and points from the ring as the two-on-one attack continues on the ring entrance ramp. Their theme hits and they back up as Lambert applauds them in the ring.
Chris Jericho With Final Message For MJF
We shoot backstage to Chris Jericho, who is by himself with a microphone. He sends a message to MJF. He talks about not having the Judas entrance but the fans will sing him to the ring regardless. He claims he doesn’t need the Judas Effect to beat him. He vows to show him once and for all that he’s not as good as he thinks he is.
AEW Tag-Team Championships
Jurassic Express vs. The Young Bucks (C)
We hear the bell and this title contest is off-and-running. Jungle Boy and Jackson kick things off for their respective teams. The fans immediately break out in a “Jungle Boy!” chant. The two lock-up and Nick Jackson knocks Jungle Boy down with a shoulder tackle and celebrates like he just won the Olympics.
After some early offensive dominance from the babyface duo, things build to a pair of high spots, as Jungle Boys leaps the top-rope and hurricanrana’s Nick Jackson off the ring apron and out to the floor before Matt Jackson hits a crazy dive onto Luchasaurus on the floor. We head to a mid-match, picture-in-picture commercial break as the action continues.
We’re back from the break and we see Jungle Boy finally making a tag to Luchasaurus. The big masked man takes the hot tag and enters the ring with a ton of energy, taking it to Nick and Matt Jackson like a one-man wrecking crew.
Things build to a crazy spot where Jungle Boy has Jackson on the top-rope looking for a super-plex. Instead, Luchasaurus walks over and Jungle Boy gets on his shoulders to hit a super-duper plex instead. All four men brawl in a spotfest section in the match with Luchasaurus nearly scoring the pin on Jackson.
The crowd goes nuts as the babyface duo continue to try and put the Bucks away. Jackson and Jackson hit stereo super kicks to take out both guys. They hit an assisted double-team spot off the ropes on Jungle Boy for a super close near fall. Kenny Omega ends up running down and blasting Marko Stunt with a chair.
Omega then slides the chair into the Bucks in the ring. Christian Cage runs out and beats Omega down. They brawl to the back. Back in the ring Jungle Boy hits a brainbuster on the chair on Jackson for a super close near fall. Luchasaurus and Jungle Boy hit their double-team Jurassic Express finisher on Jackson and go for the cover but it isn’t enough.
The babyface duo start taking out one interference after another. Jungle Boy hits a back-slide on Jackson but Jackson rolls through and is joined by his brother. The two hit a BTE Trigger on Jungle Boy and score the pin fall victory to retain. Another really, really good match here this evening.
Winners and STILL AEW Tag-Team Champions: The Young Bucks
The Elite Beats Down Christian Cage & Jurassic Express
Once the match ends, we see The Good Brothers carrying Christian Cage out to the ring as a beaten down man. Meanwhile all of The Elite end up in the ring to beat down Jurassic Express and Christian Cage to add further insult to injury. Even Don Callis gets in some cheap shots. Omega hits the One-Winged Angel on Cage and scores a faux pin fall on him.
Dr. Britt Baker & Jamie Hayter Issue A Challenge To Red Velvet
We shoot backstage where Tony Schiavone is standing by with Dr. Britt Baker and her new backup, Jamie Hayter, as well as Rebel. She addresses Red Velvet and her decision to bring Kris Statlander as her backup. Hayter then taunts them and challenges Velvet to a match. We head to a commercial break.
A Look At The Hardy Family Office & Best Friends Rivalry
We return from the break and a special vignette airs showing the history of the brewing rivalry between the Hardy Family Office and The Best Friends, with Matt Hardy talking about Orange Cassidy and some of the other members of The Best Friends like Wheeler Yuta and Chuck Taylor. “The Freshly Squeezed” one says maybe they should find out if Hardy can kick his ass like he claims he can.
Paul Wight Reveals In-Ring Return At AEW ALL OUT
From there we shoot to the ring where Tony Schiavone talks about how good it is to have friends in large places. The commentators give an update on Schiavone’s son following his attack at the hands of QT Marshall and The Factory.
On that note, Schiavone brings out his broadcast partner on AEW Dark: Elevation, the one and only Paul Wight. As Wight talks about how good it felt to be in the ring kicking ass again, out comes QT Marshall who says, “Houston, we have a problem!”
The fans in Houston boo as he makes his way out accompanied by some of the members of The Factory. Marshall warns Wight not to say anything he can’t backup, noting in AEW they don’t build up things not to pay them off, unlike the first 10 or so years of Wight’s career.
Wight says he wouldn’t let the fans down and invites Marshall to quit talking and start fighting. Marshall says there’s a reason Tony Khan hired Wight to be a commentator. Wight says Marshall is starting to piss him off. QT asks producer Keith Mitchell to put X-ray photos on the screen of Paul Wight’s surgically repaired hip.
Marshall says Wight has had five operations in the past 18 months alone. Wight says he’s not embarassed by that and claims it won’t limit him if he wants to do something. Wight announces he talked to Tony Khan and he reveals he has a match at the AEW ALL OUT pay-per-view against QT Marshall. His music hits to end the segment.
Jade Cargill Will See Kiera Hogan On Friday
From there we shoot to a message from Jade Cargill and her manager. She addresses Kiera Hogan and announces she has a match against her on Friday.
Andrade El Idolo Has Some Conditions For PAC
Now we shoot backstage where Tony Schiavone is standing by with PAC and The Lucha Bros. He is asked about Andrade El Idolo and their issues heading into ALL OUT. PAC asks what chances he stands against “The Bastard” and up walks Andrade himself with Chavo Guerrero. Andrade says if PAC wants this match he has to agree to his conditions. Chavo hands them a giant stack of legal papers which are there conditions.
Plans Backfire For Ricky Starks & Team Taz
We head down to the ring where Taz is standing by with Hook. He introduces Ricky Starks. The FTW Champion makes his way out and talks about his ongoing issues with Brian Cage.
He claims he’s ready to settle the score right now. He doesn’t come out. Instead we cut backstage and see Cage laid out as Powerhouse Hobbs stands over him.
In the arena we hear Starks talking trash when Cage pops up and starts fighting back with Hobbs. Starks bails on the plan and runs to the back as Taz and Hook flee the ring to follow him.
The Elite Discover News About Big Tournament
We shoot backstage where The Elite are standing by with Tony Schiavone. After they yap a bit, they are informed of a Tag-Team Eliminator Tournament featuring Private Party, Varsity Blonds, Lucha Bros and Jurassic Express, with the winning team earning a shot at The Young Bucks and the AEW Tag-Team Titles in a Steel Cage match at ALL OUT.
Penelope Ford vs. Thunder Rosa
Ford and Rosa go face-to-face as the bell sounds to get this one off-and-running. The fans chant for Rosa and then she drop kicks Ford down and chops away at her in the corner. She goes to whip her across the ring but Ford trips.
We head to a mid-match commercial break as the action continues. When we return from the break, we see some back-and-forth action as the pace and intensity picks up leading to the finish, which sees Rosa score the win via submission.
Winner: Thunder Rosa
Tony Schiavone Talks To Arn & Brock Anderson
Now we shoot backstage where Arn and Brock Anderson are standing by. Double A talks about Malakai Black attacking he and his son when he made his AEW debut. Arn talks about his son Brock squaring off against Black next week.
Miro Wants Eddie Kingston
The commentators run down some announced match-ups for Rampage and next week’s Dynamite and then we shoot to a special message from TNT Champion Miro. Miro essentially calls out Eddie Kingston. We head to a commercial break.
Jon Moxley Has A Message For Pretty Much Everyone
We shoot backstage when we return from the commercial break where “The Purveyor of Violence” is standing by. Jon Moxley talks about being the man who used to wave the flag for AEW as champ and then talks about how Kenny Omega needs an army to keep it. He claims he could drink Hangman Page under the table and beat his ass and even has some choice words for Christian Cage and others before addressing Daniel Garcia. He says he gets his first main event on Rampage this Friday and claims he’ll find out if he has what it truly takes, cause it ain’t no joke.
Labours Of Jericho – Chapter 5 (No Judas Effect)
MJF vs. Chris Jericho
Now the familiar sounds of MJF’s theme hits and the leader of The Pinnacle makes his way down to the ring for The Labours of Jericho – Chapter 5 showdown against “Le Champion” of The Inner Circle himself — Chris Jericho.
MJF settles into the ring and his music dies down. Now Chris Jericho makes his way out without any music, per the stipulations of this match, which also calls for him to not be allowed to use his Judas Effect finisher.
The fans sing the entire song for Chris Jericho’s Judas Mind theme song in what will go down as another memorable ring walk for “The Demo God.” The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running with this week’s main event.
Early on we see Jericho taking it to MJF as the fans cheer him on. Eventually Maxwell Jacob Friedman takes over as the action spills out to the floor at ringside. We see MJF take a page out of Jericho’s book as he takes the camera from the camera man and while holding it, flips off Jericho.
Jericho ends up beating MJF down while he held the camera and then he takes it back to do the same. MJF starts to fire back up, however, as he focuses his attack on the arm of Jericho. He continues his attack as J.R. talks us into a mid-match, picture-in-picture commercial break.
We’re back from the break and we see the action still in progress with MJF still dominating the offense and taking it to Jericho. Friedman works over “Le Champion” for a few minutes coming out of the break, again focusing his attack on the arm of Jericho, even pulling Jericho’s arm pad down to deliver further punishment to it.
Jericho hits a Lionsault out of nowhere to turn the tables and shift the offensive momentum into his favor. The fans chant “This is awesome!” as Jericho puts the boots to The Pinnacle leader in the corner of the ring. Jericho hits ten punches on him in the corner and then climbs to the top for ten more and a top-rope hurricanrana.
MJF counters a follow-up pin attempt from Jericho into his salt of the earth submission. Jericho yells out in pain as MJF cranks back on the softened up arm of his opponent. Jericho eventually fights his way out and puts the Walls of Jericho on MJF. MJF counters right out, however, landing an upkick to the jaw of Jericho to break free and return to his feet.
Jericho and MJF stagger towards each other and simply start trading dukes as the commentators talk about this devolving to a plain old fist fight. MJF ends up hitting the heatseeker piledriver through the ropes for a close near fall. The action continues and as Jericho begins to fire up, MJF hits a low blow kick with the ref missing the shot. He then slaps Jericho in his own Walls of Jericho submission finisher.
The fans chant Jericho’s name as he scratches and claws his way to the ropes looking to break the hold. He finally does after giving it everything he’s got. Now we see Jericho reach under the ring and grab Floyd the bat while we also see MJF putting his Dynamite diamond ring on. The ref catches MJF. As she throws the ring away MJF turns into a big shot from the bat from Jericho. He goes to follow up with the Judas Effect but remembers he can’t use the move.
The slight hesitation allows MJF to hit it himself. MJF then slaps Jericho in the salt of the earth submission on the softened up arm of Jericho. Jericho counters into a pin attempt but only gets two before MJF rolls it right back on. He cranks back and Jericho eventually taps out. MJF picks up the win and the fans loudly boo in Houston as he celebrates his victory.
MJF celebrates as the fans boo him. Jericho holding his arm as MJF makes his way up to the stage. We go to credits.
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