AEW Dynamite Results (12/7) – We are live from the H-E-B Center in Cedar Park, Texas, where the commentators welcome us to the show.
William Regal Health Update After MJF Attack
From there, we head down to the squared circle for our opening action here on this week’s show. The camera pans the venue and then the commentators remind us of the attack to William Regal from MJF on last week’s show.
The commentators give the update whileshowing the images of the Blackpool Combat Club leader being stretchered into an ambulance following the beat down. They mention that Bryan Danielson is still in the hospital with Regal now.
Dynamite Diamond Ring Battle Royale
Jungle Boy, Ethan Page, Ricky Starks, Brian Cage, Matt Hardy, Shawn Dean, ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champion Dalton Castle, and others TBA
Ricky Starks’ music hits and he makes his way out. He settles inside and his music dies down. Now the theme for Jungle Boy plays and he makes his way to the ring. The Dynamite Diamond Ring Battle Royale kicks off this week’s AEW Dynamite on TBS.
Dustin Rhodes’ theme also plays and he makes his way out. This fills the ring with the competitors for the fourth annual Dynamite Diamond Ring Battle Royale. The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running with this opening contest.
Things get started straight away as everyone begins brawling with a lot of wrestlers also outside the ring supporting individuals inside it. Kip Sabian side steps Orange Cassidy but he hangs on only for Sabian to bite his hands, but while he fights off, The Blade appears on the outside and eliminates him
Dustin Rhodes comes charging in straight after and eliminates Sabian with a huge clothesline as he then begins brawling with The Butcher, and he comes out on top by smashing the legend down to the floor with a lariat. Dalton Castle gets thrown to the ring apron as Brian Cage smashes him three times in a row only for The Boys to catch him each time. They momve him to a different part of the ring, but this time Cage picks him up and throws him into The Boys to eliminate him.
Jungle Boy comes in after with a dropkick and he and Cage then brawl on the apron, but the smaller man launches himself from the top turnbuckle with a knee drop, and that takes out the bigger man who falls to the floor. The Butcher tries to eliminate Matt Hardy but he can fight back and survive while Jungle Boy tries to attack Ethan Page until Lee Moriarty tries to make the save.
He gets fought away as Jungle Boy and Ricky Starks try to eliminate Page until Hardy makes the save. Starks then brawls with The Butcher as he charges and eliminates him, with Jungle Boy then taking out Moriarty, but he is taken out as well as W. Morrissey eliminates him from the outside and then Chokeslams him onto the ring apron. Page then demands Hardy raises his hand which he does and they try to work together until Shawn Dean starts fighting back against them.
Dean DDT’s Page in the middle of the ring but the numbers game proves to be too much as they dump out Dean. Page and Hardy continue to argue as the Delete chants go wild, but he then attacks Starks with Page. Hardy looks for a Twist Of Fate but Starks reverses and sends him out as he then runs up the ropes to DDT Page. He misses with a Spear and eats a kick to the head though, but as Page tries to throw him out, Starks reverses for the win.
Winner: Ricky Starks
MJF Confronts Ricky Starks
MJF heads out immediately as he thinks he knows why Bryan Danielson doesn’t want to turn up tonight, which is because he’s terrified of him. MJF says after what he did to William Regal he’d be scared too, as he claims to be a bad man, which is why he will be a four-time Diamond Ring holder and he will keep his title, Triple B. He notes that people like Ricky Starks, and he does say that he’s talented. However, the truth is that Starks is the absolute drizzling sh*ts, as he then calls him a candy ass by claiming he has stolen everything from The Rock and that he is a dollar store, Dwayne.
MJF says he’s going to start calling Starks The Pebble. He claims next week he will put him in his pocket, he will drive him to the nearest water and he will skip his ass back to NWA to wrestle on YouTube where he belongs. MJF doesn’t care that he is absolute, because he’s a generation talent and his reign of terror has just begun. Starks then shoulder barges him to get his microphone.
Starks calls him Maxi Pad and says he should’ve expected a fifth-rate Roddy Piper wannabee to come out, as he says the low-hanging fruit is running dry. He mocks MJF’s tan, his terrible haircut, and his shirt, and he tells MJF to give him a break if he thinks he’s better than him. Starks says everything about MJF screams cheap, and he has a responsibility as champion that he knows nothing about.
Starks believes he gave people a reason to keep going, but when fans believed in MJF he let them down as he did to Regal, yet he delivers on time every week. He has been here busting his ass and says MJF avoids pressure and responsibility, as Starks turns up to meet and greets while MJF blows it off. Stark says h was grinding when he lived in his car, and he says next week he will shut him up. He’s busted his ass on YouTube, and he doesn’t need a name, and next week he will slap the mole off MJF’s neck. He is going to take the responsibility off his plate next week, but as they staredown, MJF kicks him with a low blow. MJF then tries to use the ring but he misses and eats a Spear as Starks holds up the title.
Jon Moxley With A Message For “Hangman” Adam Page & Others
We hear a quick word from Darby Allin backstage before heading to a commercial break. Once he finishes, we head to the break, with Allin challenging Samoa Joe for the TNT Championship when we return.
When we return, Jon Moxley talks about how he respects the fact that someone used a punch to the face to get things done, noting there isn’t enough of that around AEW. He has some words for “Hangman” Adam Page and anyone else on his radar before wrapping up.
Samoa Joe (C) vs. Darby Allin
Darby Allin kickstarts using his speed to send Samoa Joe out of the ring, but the emotions get to him and as he launches himself out of the ring the champion just moves and Allin lands awkwardly on the barricade. Joe then continues the attack and uses Allin as a battering ram, launching him into the barricade and the ring apron several times. Joe continues to ragdoll Allin around as he exposes the concrete, but Allin breaks out of the situation only to run into a huge slam onto the concrete anyway.
Back inside the ring Allin attempts several kicks to try get back into the match, but a headbutt from Joe immediately puts him back down. He then runs Allin on the ring apron and throws him into the ring post which sends the challenger flying across the floor. Allin beats the 10 count only to be hit with the Manhattan Drop, a big boot, and then a senton but the younger star manages to kickout of the following pinfall attempt.
Joe then looks to dive outside but Allin gets back into the ring and then jumps on him. However, Joe catches him in mid-air, but Allin reverses and sends the champion into the steel stairs, following it up with a Coffin Drop to the outside which sends Joe down. Inside the ring he conntects with the Stunner and then a Code Red, and this time it is Joe kicking out.
Despite that flurry, Joe then plants Allin with an STO and then a major chop while Allin is on the top turnbuckle, but he fights back by biting his face and that sets up a Coffin Drop, but Joe counters straight into the Coquina Clutch as he fades away.
Winner (and still TNT Champion): Samoa Joe
Once the match wraps up, we see that Samoa Joe isn’t done with him just yet. He takes Allin’s trademark skateboard and turns the wheels right-side-up. He gets Allin up in his Muscle Buster finisher and slams him down right on the wheels of his skateboard.
He then locks in his choke-finisher again and squeezes the life out of Allin as officials rush the ring and try and break things up. Eventually, Wardlow’s theme hits and out comes the former TNT Champion.
Wardlow hits the ring to make the save and Joe runs off and heads to the back as Wardlow stares him down from the top-rope. That’s how the post-match scene wraps up.
Tony Schiavone Talks To Orange Cassidy & Kip Sabian
Now we head backstage where Tony Schiavone is standing by with AEW All-Atlantic Champion “Freshly Squeezed” Orange Cassidy and Kip Sabian.
The two talk about a match but when it’s mentioned that it won’t be the match, it is asked who will be fighting on AEW Rampage this Friday night on TNT. We head to a commercial break without getting an answer to that question.
Once this quick backstage segment wraps up, we head to another commercial break as this week’s edition of AEW Dynamite continues.
Chris Jericho Vows Victory At ROH Final Battle On Saturday
After a quick video segment with “The Ocho” Chris Jericho promoting his ROH Championship showdown against Claudio Castagnoli at this Saturday’s ROH Final Battle 2022 pay-per-view.
The J.A.S. leader vows to win and make Castagnoli join the Jericho Appreciation Society, we head back inside the H-E-B Center for our next match of the evening.
Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta vs. Jake Hager & Daniel Garcia
Jake Hager throws his purple hat to Claudio Castagnoli at the start, but he ends up kicking it into the crowd as the JAS star attacks Wheeler Yuta, who fires back with a chop of his own. Daniel Garcia then comes in and begins stomping down on his Final Battle opponent, but yet again Yuta fights back with chops. Castagnoli is able to tag in and he begins working Hager, throwing him around with a hip toss.
Yuta returns with a double sledge to the elbow, and he then hits a big boot and a dropkick to the bigger man as he also takes down Garcia and then wipes them both out with a tope suicida. Sammy Guevara then provides a distraction though which allows Hager to slam Yuta down as he follows with a Hager Bomb which gets a nearfall. However, Yuta is able to turn things around after Garcia tags in as he hits a superplex, but Hager then smashes Claudio off the apron to deny the tag as the JAS then distract the official to get some cheapshots in.
Yuta finally gets the hot tag after a German suplex to Garcia, and Castagnoli comes in firing uppercuts to his former WWE tag team partner. He follows that with a hurricanrana and then he goes for the Giant Swing but Garcia jumps on his back and stops it. Castagnoli throws him to the mat with Yuta crashing down with a splash to take him out and then it’s Giant Swing time for Hager!
Guevara once again gets involved, but Jon Moxley attacks him. However, the distraction works as Hager can connect with an Ankle Lock, while Garcia sets Yuta into the Dragon Tamer at the same time, although Castagnoli sends Hager to break up the other submission, following it with an uppercut for the win.
Winners: Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta
Tony Schiavone hits the ring and he shows an interview he did with William Regal a few weeks ago. Regal says people will only see this if something bad happens to him, and he gave MJF what he wanted but the saying is to be careful what you wish for, as now everyone will be chasing him. He realized the three main members of BCC didn’t need him, but they wouldn’t let him go. They needed to do this to show them that they could make Yuta the best in the world. He says this was to teach the final thing he could, always stay one step ahead, and keep eyes in the back of your head. He says that it has been emotional, and he is Blackpool Combat Club for life.
Moxley says that all he knows is one thing for sure, the men in this ring live and breathe for the sport, and at Final Battle, the war is over, and on Friday he challenges any wrestler in the world to face him.
Quick Word From The House Of Black
Now we shoot to a quick message from The House of Black. They talk about the crime being treason and how the punishment will be felt. “Come one, come all” the group consisting of Malakai Black, Brody King, Buddy Matthews and Julia Hart concludes. After this, we head to another commercial break.
Jamie Hayter Offers Title Shot To Shida-Bunny Winner
When we return from the break, we see Tony Schiavone seated next to Jamie Hayter. He begins his advertised one-on-one, sit-down discussion with the new AEW World Women’s Champion.
Hayter says if Britt Baker, Saraya and others deserve sit-down discussions featured on AEW programming, so does she. She then goes on to make an announcement. She says whoever wins the upcoming women’s showdown between Hikaru Shida and The Bunny on AEW Rampage this coming Friday night will earn a shot at her title and she will prove that she is a fighting champion.
Jade Cargill, Leila Grey & Red Velvet vs. Madison Rayne, Skye Blue & Kiera Hogan
Jade Cargill opts to step aside for Red Velvet to start things off, but Skye Blue gets the best of her at the start, and then the two exchange several pinfall attempts. Blue turns her back and gets yanked down by her hair as Leila Grey comes in and keeps up the attack. Madison Rayne then tags and trips Grey as Blue hits a dropkick, but as Blue looks to keep going Velvet returns and she eats a thrust kick.
Blue tries to dive outside with a dropkick but she gets trapped in the ring skirt and Velvet follows it with an attack. The heels continue to dominate as Velvet attacks Rayne on the apron as she keeps in control, but both women then hit thrust kicks at the same time leading to a double tag. Kiera Hogan tags in and so does Cargill, but the champion gets sent flying into the corner as Hogan follows it with a sliding boot and both of Cargill’s partners get sent to the floor.
She goes for a boot but Cargill catches it and then just plants her to the mat. She looks for Jaded but it’s reversed as Rayne comes in and hits an enziguri, but her control doesn’t last as Cargill hits a back elbow and Jaded for the win.
Winners: Jade Cargill & The Baddies
Saraya is then shown with Schiavone as Britt Baker immediately cuts her off and says that the win will never happen again. She says Saraya has had things handed to her, and she hands her tickets for the January 11 show as a challenge, which Saraya agrees to. Baker will be teaming up with Hayter and she tells Saraya to find a partner.
AEW Tag-Team Championships
The Acclaimed (C) vs. FTR
Both teams get chanted for by the crowd as Cash Wheeler and Anthony Bowens go back and forth leading to a stalemate that goes down well. Both men then tag out but it doesn’t take long for Bowens to come back in as he and Dax Harwood exchange chops and then go back and forth blocking moves. All four men then end up inside the ring and it becomes an all-out brawl.
The Acclaimed come out on top and then scissor for the fans as Max Caster then blocks a Sharpshooter attempt and then looks for his own. Wheeler tries to stop it but Bowens comes in and they both lock in the move with this leading to a brawl outside the ring as FTR send Caster into the ring apron and they catapult him into the apron and then do the scissoring pose themselves.
Back inside the ring Wheeler delivers some big chops to Caster, and he then drops the champion with a short-arm lariat. Harwood comes back in with a snappy leg drop and a backdrop suplex as he makes another tag. Caster gets set to the top turnbuckle but he fights back and then hits a diving crossbody to create a break, but Harwood comes in and tries to stop the tag yet Caster makes it happen anyway.
Bowens charges in with quick punches for both men as he fires up and plants Wheeler to the mat and then drops Harwood with a thrust kick and a knee striker which gets a near fall. Bowens then clunks heads with Wheeler and Harwood goes for a roll-up but it doesn’t get the job done and he is planted with a neck breaker which comes close. FTR then almost get the job done with a spiked piledriver, but the champion can kick out.
Caster then nails a Spear which leads to another near fall and The Acclaimed connect with a double team of their own which continues to push them coming close. The champions then go for another but Harwood rolls through and kicks Caster into his partner. They look for Big Rig but it gets stopped by The Acclaimed, and that happens again when the champions try to hit that move.
However, FTR can finally hit it only for Bowens to break up the pinfall at the last second! Bowens then catches Wheeler in mid-air and slams him down to the mat, allowing Caster to go for the Mic Drop, but he crashes and burns. Bowens wipes out Harwood on the floor only to be slammed down face-first by Wheeler. Caster slaps him with a backhand but the FTR star levels Caster with a trio of big lariats and then a powerbomb, but as he goes for the pinfall Caster rolls through and reverses it, catching Wheeler out!
Winners (and still AEW World Tag Team Champions): The Acclaimed
After the match, the two teams show respect with hugs, and then they all scissor together. The Gunns are then shown backstage and say that they got FTR presents, which is a card from The Briscoes that says “Saturday – Final Battle” along with some dog collars as FTR get challenged to a double dog-collar match.
We go to credits.