AEW Dynamite Results (5/4) Baltimore, Maryland – This week’s show kicks off with the usual cold open video package and theme song and then we shoot inside the arena in Baltimore, MD. where Jim Ross does his catchphrase to kick off the show.
Adam Cole On Special Guest Commentary
From there, we hear the familiar sounds of the theme song of Adam Cole. He comes out and heads over to the commentary desk where he will provide special guest commentary for our opening contest.
Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Qualifier
Jeff Hardy vs. Bobby Fish
Cole takes a seat and begins some back-and-forth banter with J.R., Tony Schiavone and Excalibur on commentary. Jeff Hardy’s theme then hits and he makes his way out for our opening contest.
Bobby Fish’s theme hits and he heads to the squared circle for this qualifying match for the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament. Both guys are in the ring and this one is about to get underway.
Jeff Hardy starts out confidently, dropping Bobby Fish with a shoulder tackle as he then dances in the middle of the ring. In the corner, Hardy continues his attack, but Fish then turns it around and sends Jeff into the turnbuckles, lighting him up with strikes. Fish then unloads with body shots, and knee strikes, keeping in control.
That is until he leaps over the top rope to try and drop down to Jeff, as Hardy moves out of the way. However, when they head to the outside, Fish connects with a dragon screw that sends Jeff into the barricade. Back inside the ring, Fish continues his attack until Hardy goes for a roll-up out of nowhere.
The Undisputed Elite star kicks out, and then nails Jeff with a knee strike to regain control. Jeff looks for a jawbreaker but Fish sees it coming and hits a knee to the face, but Hardy goes back to the well again, and the second time it connects. Bobby doesn’t waste any time responding with some strikes of his own though, as this match continues to go back and forth.
Jeff does manage to drop Bobby in the landing zone, and Hardy heads to the top rope, but Fish kicks him down. Fish then climbs up to meet him and nails the avalanche falcon arrow, but Hardy kicks out! However, Fish catches the leg, instantly locking in a submission, but Jeff grabs the ropes.
Fish then runs into an elbow, and Hardy follows up with a whisper in the wind to take his opponent down. Jeff then nails the Swanton Bomb in order to progress.
Winner: Jeff Hardy
The Young Bucks & The Hardy Brothers Square Off
Once the match wraps up, the camera pans over to Adam Cole looking disappointed at the commentary desk while Jeff Hardy celebrates his victory with Matt Hardy in the ring.
From there, we see The Young Bucks emerge from backstage. They slowly make their way down to the ring as the commentators put it over as intriguing.
Once they enter the ring, Nick and Matt Jackson square off with Jeff and Matt Hardy. The four men simply stare each other down and then we fade away.
Blackpool Combat Club vs. The Butcher, The Blade & Angelico
As soon as Jon Moxley gets over the barricade, The Butcher is on hand to attack him, launching Moxley into the barricade, while the rest of his team jumps the Blackpool Combat Club. Inside the ring, Angelico ties up Bryan Danielson, but he quickly gets out and gets lit up with some huge kicks and chops.
Wheeler Yuta then tags in and starts throwing chops as well, but Angelico fights back to get The Blade involved. The Pure Wrestling Champion takes him down as well though, as he begins working the arm, stomping away on it. The Butcher comes in, and he brushes off the dropkick of Yuta.
Angelico and Blade get a few cheap shots in, and The Butcher then charges at Yuta with a running crossbody. The heels continue to isolate Wheeler, with those on the outside taking cheap shots and distractions. The butcher drops Wheeler with some huge chops, and he then brings in his partner, as they both drop Yuta several times with double sledges.
Yuta manages to hit a German suplex on Butcher! That allows him to hit the hot tag, and Moxley then tags in and starts dropping Blade with lariats. Jon then sends Blade around the outside of the ring, into the timekeeper’s area and then the stairs. Inside the ring Moxley hits a cutter, and then he bits The Butcher.
However, he runs into the turnbuckle. Despite that, all of BCC take control, and they all begin stomping away on an opponent each as they then all lock in submissions to get the win.
Winners: Blackpool Combat Club
Christian Cage & Ricky Starks Exchange Words, Matches Made
We shoot backstage where Tony Schiavone is standing by with Christian Cage and the AEW Tag-Team Champions Jurassic Express.
In comes Ricky Starks and Powerhouse Hobbs. Cage mocks Starks’ “fake shades” as he takes them off to grill him when proposed with a match consisting of the two with the FTW title on-the-line.
Starks responds by standing up for his shades, claiming they aren’t fake, before ultimately accepting the challenge.
Cage-Starks for the FTW title and Jurassic Express against Starks and Hobbs for the tag titles appears to be where things are headed with these five,
After this segment wraps up, we head to another commercial break. On the other side of the break will be Wardlow taking on MJF’s mystery opponent.
Shane Strickland & Keith Lee Want Team Taz
When we return from the commercials, we see Tony Schiavone standing by with Shane “Swerve” Strickland and Keith Lee.
Strickland talks about wanting revenge on Team Taz. Lee follows up by making it clear he’s got the same goal in mind.
Wardlow vs. MJF’s Mystery Opponent
From there, we see AEW’s version of an in-his-prime Bill Goldberg, as security escorts Wardlow from the back to the ring while he is in handcuffs.
Upon reaching the ringside area, we hear a loud “Wardlow! Wardlow!” chant break out while security takes the cuffs off the big man.
MJF’s theme hits after that and the fans boo. He comes out with Shawn Spears and hops on the microphone.
He says he’d say it’s great to be in Maryland but then he’d be a lying piece of sh*t. He acknowledges Wardlow in the ring and tells him he hopes he’s ready for his mystery opponent, who he introduces.
On that note, out comes W. Morrissey. The IMPACT Wrestling star and former WWE Superstar emerges to a big pop. He then heads to the ring as we get ready for this one-on-one showdown.
The two big men lock up a few times, and then Wardlow powers Morrissey into the corner, showing his power. The Impact star turns things around quickly with a knee, and then some clubbing blows. He charges in with a splash, but as Morrissey looks to run from the other corner, Wardlow follows him, and hits a shoulder attack.
Morrissey then shows his athletic ability, leapfrogging Wardlow, following up with a big boot as he then sends Wardlow out of the ring. Morrissey launches Wardlow into ring post and then screams at the fans who are chanting about Enzo Amore. Wardlow gets slammed into the ring apron several times, and then Morrissey nails a Boss Man Slam, but Wardlow kicks out!
Wardlow gets set on the top turnbuckle but he fights his way out, only to hit a moonsault, taking the bigger man down! Wardlow then hits a huge Powerbomb to get the victory.
After the match Wardlow attacks all the security members that MJF sends his way, clearing them all out! Wardlow then tells MJF he isn’t going to stop until he gets his hands on him, and he releases him from his contract. MJF tells everyone to settle down, and he asks Wardlow how it sounds about them having a match.
He hypes up the crowd, and then says Wardlow is on…but. MJF is going to give him his conditions in a contract signing that will be happening in Long Island, New York. (next week?)
Ruby Soho & Toni Storm Have Words With Britt Baker & Jamie Hayter
We shoot backstage where Tony Schiavone is standing by with Toni Storm & Ruby Soho on one side, as well as Britt Baker & Jamie Hayter on the other.
Baker and Hayter mock Soho and Storm for wearing matching pleather black outfits. Storm and Soho hype up a match between the two teams and tells them they aren’t going anywhere.
That ends the quick backstage interview segment and then we head back to another commercial break.
“Hangman” Adam Page With A Message For CM Punk
When we return from the commercials, we hear the familiar sounds of the theme song of Hangman Page.
The AEW World Champion heads to the ring and gets on the mic. He makes it clear that he’s going to handle CM Punk.
Page points to a fan in the crowd wearing a CM Punk shirt and demands he look in his eyes. He tells him when he beats down Punk, he’s gonna be asking for a refund for that shirt.
The champ continues, mentioning that Punk isn’t here tonight and says he’s actually off filming another TV show. He vows to embarrass Punk.
Jay Lethal Makes Challenge For AEW Rampage
After a vignette hyping up a Japanese legend Ishii coming to AEW, we shoot backstage to Jay Lethal, Satnam Singh and company.
They complain about no one rolling the red carpet out for them before Lethal extends a one-on-one challenge to Ishii for this week’s Rampage show.
Santana vs. Chris Jericho
Santana wastes no time attacking Chris Jericho, diving out of the ring as he makes his entrance. Santana continues the attack, launching Jericho into the barricade as he then pulls the stairs further out. But Santana doesn’t get to do whatever he plans as Jericho begins fighting back.
Jericho ends up hiding behind Aubrey Edwards, but she then moves, and Santana nails a pump kick. He then slams Jericho into the steel steps. The match finally begins, but Danny Magic is able to grab the foot of Santana, which gives Jericho a second breath. He springboards and dropkicks Santana out of the ring, as he falls into the stairs.
Back inside the ring, Jericho hits several elbow strikes before launching Santana into the turnbuckle. He goes for some chops, but Santana nails a stiff chop back. Chris quickly regains control though, and that leads to him slingshotting Santana into the bottom rope, throat first. He then leaps from the top rope, but Santana is able to counter it in mid-air.
The two men then go back and forth exchanging blows in the corner, but as Jericho looks for a running bulldog, Santana hangs him up in the ropes. Santana then nails the Three Amigos, and despite Jericho initially stopping the top rope move, Santana fights back and hits a Frog Splash, which creates a nearfall.
Chris responds well by locking in the Walls Of Jericho, but Santana crawls to reach the ropes. Both men then begin exchanging strikes until Santana hits a cutter, but Chris kicks out! Jericho’s group tries to give him the baseball bat, but Ortiz stops that from happening, and Santana gains another nearfall.
The tag team star then gets distracted by the JAS on the ring apron, and that allows Jericho to hit a low blow, and then the Judas Effect for the win.
Winner: Chris Jericho
After the match, JAS ends up laying out Santana and Ortiz with a five-on-two attack.
The Gunn Club & The Acclaimed
When we return from the break, we shoot backstage where we see The Gunn Club approaching The Acclaimed.
They talk like hip-hop heads as they are joined by their father, Billy Gunn. They give The Acclaimed some scissors as a present and then we head to the ring.
The Varsity Blondes vs. House Of Black
Brian Pillman Jr. stands in the ring, claiming he is a humbled young man. He is humbled by their encounter with the House Of Black many months ago, as that poisoned the mind of Julia Hart. He says everything they have ever fought for has been turned against them over recent times.
Pillman Jr. says he got comfortable, and the group lost their enthusiasm, which is when the House Of Black drove them apart. But instead, now it’s a new day, and he feels enthusiastic about keeping the group together, and he tells them to fight. The trio make their way down to the ring, but rather than having a match they just lay out the tag team.
Malakai then stares down Hart in the corner, and Buddy Matthews then brings her across. Brody King gives her a chair, but she can’t use it, so Black rips away the eye patch and screams at her. The trio talk trash to her until Death Triangle appear, and they chase off the House Of Black.
Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Qualifier
Rey Fenix vs. Dante Martin
Dante Martin avoids Fenix to start, shoving him to add to that. However, Rey picks up the pace, sending his opponent outside the ring as he then leaps onto the top rope and out against him. Both men then go back and forth with pinning exchanges. Martin then catches Rey, throwing him across the ring, and he then picks up the pace and gets the best of Fenix a few times in a row.
Dante leaps in the air, catching Rey to drop him to the mat, and he follows that with a tope suicida! Back inside the ring Fenix leaps onto the ropes and nails a kick to the face, and then he springboards up to the second turnbuckle, hitting a backflipping Russian leg sweep, but Martin kicks out!
Martin then turns his opponent inside out, following with a boot to the face. Dante continues to outmaneuver his opponent, and he sends Rey into the ring, following with a huge crossbody, but Rey kicks out. Fenix then earns a near fall with a hurricanrana, with the two men going back and forth with pace.
Fenix then looks for a powerbomb, but instead throws him into the air for a cutter, yet Martin keeps fighting out! Martin then nails a superkick, and he heads to the top rope, but Fenix is able to stop whatever he had planned. Both men then climb up, they look for a Spanish Fly, but they both land on their feet!
Martin hits a poisonrana, but he misses with the Nose Dive, and Fenix drops his opponent down for a victory after a great match.
Winner: Rey Fenix
Darby Allin, Sting React To Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Brackets
We shoot to the back where we see Darby Allin and Sting. They react after we see the brackets for the Men’s Tournament in the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament.
They both agree his first round match-up against Jeff Hardy is going to be a special night. After that, we head to another commercial break.
Serena Deeb & Thunder Rosa To Meet At Double Or Nothing
Thunder Rosa heads out, and wants to tell her story. She says success is her being champion, but when she first arrived there were no expectations, but since then she’s become the backbone of the division. Rosa says she is the top competitor, and she wants to work against the best with the most experience.
Before she was Thunder Rosa, she would drive around to watch one wrestler only, who inspired her to become the best. That leads to her calling out the number one contender…Serena Deeb. The challenger says it has been a long time. She’s watched Thunder scratch her way to the top, and she respects her. Deeb says they can make this the best women’s division in the world, but for that to happen, the best wrestler needs to be champion.
Thunder says the title indicates she is the best in the world, and Serena says it suggests it. But what everyone thinks is that she’s on another level, she’s on a class on her own, and it’s time that she has the championship to show that. Serena bets that Rosa will have the shortest reign in history, because at Double Or Nothing she’s taking the title.
ROH Women’s Championship Unification
Mercedes Martinez vs. Deonna Purrazzo
Deonna Purrazzo doesn’t go along with the code of honor, and instead kicks away Mercedes Martinez’s hand. Both women grapple and then miss wildly with chops as they look to kick things up a notch. Purrazzo attacks the arm of her opponent, and then she begins stomping down in the corner.
The interim champion fights back with some major slaps, and they then head to the apron as Deonna wraps Mercedes’ arm around the ropes to attack it. She continues that by yanking it around the ring post as well. The two women then begin throwing hands on the outside until Deonna sends Martinez into the ring post.
Both of them make the 20 count and Martinez hits several lariats and then a backdrop to start picking up momentum. She charges into the corner and follows with a couple of boots to the face, but it’s not enough to get the job done. Mercedes nails a running knee and a fisherman buster, but Deonna continues kicking out.
Purrazzo responds by turning her opponent inside out down to the mat, but this time it is Martinez kicking out. Both of them then go for a clothesline, and that leaves them laying. Purrazzo goes to the top rope but eats a slap as she then gets slammed back down. Martinez stomps Deonna into the ground, and she looks for a dragon sleeper, but Purrazzo tries to bite out of it. That doesn’t work though, and Martinez locks in the submission as Deonna taps out!
Winner (and Undisputed ROH Women’s World Champion): Mercedes Martinez
Martinez celebrates her win by hoisting up the ROH Women’s Championship belts as this week’s show goes off the air.
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AEW Dynamite Results (5/4) Baltimore, Maryland