AEW Dynamite results: Sammy Guevara wins the TNT Championship

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Tonight, AEW Dynamite came to us from Rochester, New York, the home of Brodie Lee, where AEW looked to honour Brodie’s memory, and saw a big main event with Sammy Guevara facing Miro for the TNT Championship.

CM Punk opened the show by coming out to join the commentary team to a huge roar from the crowd.

Adam Cole (The Elite) vs. Jungle Boy (The Jurassic Express)

Cole and Jungle Boy locked up, and Cole tried to bully the younger wrestler, but Jungle Boy wouldn’t let him, and kept trading headlocks with him. Jungle Boy sent Cole to the floor, and got some big Jungle Boy chants, but fell for the ole run around the ring and enter before the babyface spot.

Cole hit a neckbreaker on Jungle Boy and then hit a hard back elbow to the face of Jungle Boy. Jungle Boy nailed Cole with a clothesline after coming back off the ropes, and hit a brainbuster after some strikes, and then a belly to belly in the corner and a German suplex for a 2-count. Jungle Boy held on and put Cole on the top rope.

Jungle Boy hit a tree of woe dropkick on Cole. Jungle Boy picked up Cole in a pumphandle torture rack, but Cole rolled through, hit a back stabber and then a ushigoroshi for a 2-count. Jungle Boy hit a poison rana and then a sliding D to the back of Cole’s head before hitting a Death Valley Driver for a 2-count.

Cole hit a superkick that sent Jungle Boy to the floor. Cole went for a Panama Sunrise on the floor, but Jungle Boy dodged and went for a suicide dive, but Cole hit an enziguri that sent Jungle Boy into the ring. Jungle Boy hit a hurricanrana to the floor, then Cole hit a superkick as Jungle Boy springboarded into the ring. Cole hit a Panama Sunrise, and Jungle Boy kicked out.

Cole went for The Boom, but Jungle Boy countered into the Snare Trap. Cole tried to make the ropes, but couldn’t get there. As Jungle Boy tried to get the hold on again, Cole shoved Jungle Boy to the floor. As Jungle Boy got back in, Cole and the referee almost collided, and he low blowed Jungle Boy and hit the Boom for the pinfall.

Result: Adam Cole

Rating: ***3/4

This was a great opening match with Jungle Boy being put over as strongly as he could and Cole having to cheat to win puts the heat solely on Cole. The is the exact opposite of losing hurting a wrestler, and you can bet when they revisit this match down the line, Jungle Boy will have learned from it and might win the next encounter.

The Elite came down to the ring after the match for a promo. Karl Anderson put over everyone in the group. Adam Cole said he didn’t he need help to win because he was Elite, and he is undefeated in AEW.

Nick Jackson gave the mic to Nakazawa saying he was the best promo in wrestling, and Nakazawa said that he had nothing to say before handing the mic to Omega, which was hilarious. Omega talked about the match with Bryan Danielson last week, and the crowd chanted “Yes!” and Omega said that because Danielson has no winning record, he wouldn’t be facing Danielson again.

Bryan Danielson entered asked the crowd if they wanted a rematch, and claimed that since they did want one, Omega was too much of a coward to want one. The crowd chanted obscenities at Omega, which infuriated him. Danielson then said if Omega didn’t have the guts he was challenging anyone from the Elite to a match om AEW Rampage on Friday.

Omega challenged Danielson to come and fight them right now, but Danielson isn’t a dumb babyface and he called his friends to come help them, and Frankie Kazarian, The Jurassic Express, and Christian Cage all came down to help him leaving The Elite to bail from the ring.

Andrade el Idolo was backstage and interrupted the Lucha Brothers promo time, and it seemed that he was challenging the Lucha Brothers to face his friends for the AAA Tag Team Championship.

Dante Martin & Matt Sydal vs. Cody Rhodes & Lee Johnson w/ Brandi Rhodes & Arn Anderson

Rhodes handed his weight belt to a kid in the front row, who immediately started jumping up and down, which was really cool. Rhodes was still getting a mixed reaction from the audience, but it seems to be something they are leaning into, with the announcers talking about it openly and hinting there is tension with Arn Anderson as well.

Rhodes started the match, but Anderson wanted Johnson to start the match, and was aggressively coaching Johnson once he got in the ring with Dante Martin. Matt Sydal hit a Meteora on Rhodes after he missed a dive. Lee Johnson hit a flip dive on Sydal, who barely caught Johnson. Martin hit a gigantic springboard flip dive to the floor.

Lee Johnson hit a dropkick Sydal before tagging out to Cody Rhodes, who faced off with Dante Martin. Martin used his speed to stay with Cody, and the crowd seemed to be far more behind Martin. Cody hit Din’s Fire on Martin but Dante Martin kicked out. Martin hit a huge missile dropkick on Rhodes for a 2-count.

Martin hit a double jump moonsault for a 2-count, but Cody sent Martin to the floor. Lee Johnson pulled Rhodes back to the corner by his tights and tagged himself in to fight Sydal and Martin both. Lee Johnson hit a Fisherman’s Neckbreaker on the knee for the victory, and there was still some tension happening between Rhodes here and the rest of the Nightmare Family.

Result: Cody Rhodes & Lee Johnson

Rating: *** (3 stars)

Cody Rhodes called out Malakai Black, but Arn Anderson took the mic and told Rhodes to stop talking, and indicated that Black has destroyed the entire Nightmare Family. Anderson read him the riot act saying that Cody Rhodes was a coward who wouldn’t fight back if someone tried to steal his car, where Anderson would defend himself, and since he’s Arn Anderson, he doesn’t coach losers, which the crowd popped for. This was one heck of a promo from Anderson, showing he still knows how to talk with the best of them.

Darby Allin, Eddie Kingston, & Jon Moxley w/ Sting vs. Bear Country (Bear Bronson & Bear Boulder) & Anthony Greene

Greene and Allin started the match with some lucha before Allin tagged out to Kingston. Bear Bronson and Bear Boulder threw Moxley around the ring like he was a child, using their size to dominate. Kingston broke up a double team attempt and hit German Suplex on Bronson, while Moxley hit one Boulder.

Greene tried to attack both Moxley and Kingston with a crossbody while Allin hit a Coffin Drop onto Bear Country. Greene bounced off Kingston and Mox like nothing and they picked him up and hit Violent Crown for the pinfall.

Result: Jon Moxley, Eddie Kingston, & Darby Allin

After this fun little squash, Sting hit a Scorpion Death Drop on Greene at Eddie Kingston’s request.

Ruby Soho cut a promo about her loss to Britt Baker and promised to climb her way back up the rankings to challenge Baker for the AEW Women’s World Championship again.

The Hardy Family Office (Matt Hardy, Jack Evans, Butcher, Blade, Marq Quen, Isiah Kassidy, Angelico, & Jora Johl) & vs. The Dark Order (10, Alan Angels, Alex Reynolds, John Siler, Colt Cabana, Evil Uno, Stu Grayson) & Orange Kassidy w/ -1 (Brodie Lee Jr.)

It didn’t take long for this match to break down with 16 people involved. CM Punk on commentary called Jack Evans “Flippy McGullicutty” which is an old ROH reference. Evil Uno and Stu Grayson tried to leave the match part way through, but -1 came out from the back with his mom, Amanda Huber, and -1 threw the papers at Uno and commanded them to go back to the ring.

This fired up the rest of the Dark Order, and they were suddenly all able to work together, and the entire Dark Order started hitting dives on everyone on the floor before everyone hit a finisher on Jora Johl before Evil Uno and Grayson hit the Fatality on him and Silver picked up the win.

Result: The Dark Order

This was more of a squash match designed to get the Dark Order back on the same page for this show, with -1 and Amanda Huber telling them to get it together. Everyone, including Tay Conti & Anna Jay came down to the ring to celebrate together, and the whole group hugged. 10 then put -1 on his shoulders and the audience chanted Brodie Lee’s name. This was fantastic.

A promo video aired for Lio Rush, who looks like he has joined AEW after healing from his injuries instead of retiring. This really isn’t too surprising, but it’s a great signing for AEW as he is an exceptional talent.

Dan Lambert was in the ring with the Men of the Year, and he talked about how he and Jorge Masvidal ended the career of Chris Jericho last week, saying that Jericho would never be back again, which enraged the crowd.

Scorpio Sky grabbed the mic and cut a promo about how he has one of the best records in AEW, and while he didn’t end up where he wanted, Dan Lambert saw a main eventer in him and Ethan Page. Page cut a promo about how he has 2-black belts, he’s undefeated, and he wasn’t going to be overlooked anymore, and with the help of American Top Team, they are here to take over AEW. This was a great promo segment.

Hikaru Shida cut a promo about how she wanted to get her 50th win in AEW, and that it was another milestone, and that she was going to return to AEW Dynamite for the show’s second anniversary, to take on the best technical wrestler in the world: Serena Deeb. Deeb cut a promo about how she was going to keep Shida from getting the win she wanted. This was very good too.

The Dark Order (Tay Conti & Anny Jay) vs. The Hardy Family Office (Penelope Ford & The Bunny)

Conti threw Ford around the ring with ease in the early part of the match before hitting a pump kick on Ford in the corner, but missing a flying knee to the Bunny. The Bunny and Ford started getting the heat on Anna Jay after the missed knee from Conti, as it left her 2-on-1 while Conti recovered on the floor.

The heat segment was a bit slow here, and Jay made a hot tag to Conti, who ran wild with kicks and a nice springboard crossbody, which was impressive. Anny Jay was tagged back in quickly, which seemed to be a mistake, as she was still recovering from the beating earlier, and Ford hit a stunner and a gut buster, but missed a moonsault on Jay.

Conti hit the TayKO on the Bunny on the floor, and Anna Jay hit a Dangerous J kick before locking on the Queen Slayer on Ford and Ford went unconscious as the referee called for the bell.

Result: Tay Conti & Anny Jay

Rating: ** (2 stars)

Really simple, but nice tag team match here. The crowd was very into Tay Conti, and Anny Jay is getting back to form. -1 came down to the ring to celebrate with both women, and the crowd chanted for Brodie Lee again.

Jade Cargill was with Mark Sterling, and they cut a promo about a triple threat match happening next week with Nyla Rose and Thunder Rosa. This was pretty good. The match should be fun.

MJF came out and cut a promo about how he is one of the four pillars of the future of the company, Jungle Boy, who he beat, Sammy Guevara, who he beat, Darby Allin, who he glossed over as he hasn’t beat him, and himself, MJF. I mean, he isn’t wrong, but MJF claimed that AEW was nothing without him, and why he deserved to be the AEW World Champion.

MJF claimed that if Tony Khan wasn’t going to offer him what he deserved, he was going to get in touch with one of his old friends from MLW in Bruce Pritchard, suggesting that he was going to WWE. Before he could finish, Darby Allin made his way down to the ring to interrupt him, and MJF, not missing a step, said that Allin was jealous of him.

MJF claimed that Allin was a number 2 guy, while he was number one, like MJF was Michael Jordan, while Allin was Scotty Pippen, and Allin was just like Sting, simply a #2 guy. Allin told MJF that he was AEW for life, and if MJF was threatening to go, he should. If MJF really was the pillar, why is Allin the only one to hold a title in AEW. MJF claimed that Allin should have died in the car crash that claimed his uncle’s life, the reason Allin was straight edge, because his uncle was drunk.

Allin stood right up to MJF, claiming that he wasn’t going to be broken mentally by MJF, and MJF left realizing he couldn’t phase him, and CM Punk noted that bullies often stand down when you actually stand up to them. This was a good promo segment, but I’m not a fan of MJF bringing up real life events like that for heat. It doesn’t sit well with me.

TNT Championship Match: Miro (c) vs. Sammy Guevara

Guevara charged right at Miro, but Miro swatted him out of the air and started beating on Guevara right away. Miro nailed Guevara with a back elbow and used the necklace of Guevara to choke him, and then threw the broken necklace to the floor. Guevara fired up and hit a crossbody that took both men over the top rope to the floor, while Guevara smashed Miro’s head into the post and steps.

Sammy Guevara went for a shooting star press off the top rope onto Miro, but Miro caught him and hit him with a belly-to-belly suplex. That was incredible. The fans chanted about Lana, but Miro, wisely, rolled to the outside of the ring to try and cool them down and bring the attention back to the match.

Miro did a fallaway slam on the floor on Guevara and rested hit foot on Guevara’s face. Guevara went for a flying knee back in the ring, but Miro caught him and hit a German suplex on him. Miro crushed Guevara with a lariat and slowly picked him back up and hit another. Guevara hit a standing Spanish Fly on Miro and then hit a few knees.

Miro went for a German suplex and Guevara landed on his feet and hit several high flying moves, including an incredible dive over the corner into the floor before Miro caught Guevara with a Black Hole Slam and called for Game Over. Miro missed a kick, and Guevara made him pay with two knees to the head and neck, but Miro cut him off on the top rope.

Guevara managed to shove Miro off and hit a flying cutter on Miro. Guevara tried to hit Miro with the GTH, but Miro fought out and hit a huge kick for a 2-count. Miro called for the end of the match, but Guevara rolled to the floor. Miro ripped the top turnbuckle pads off all four corners. Fuego del Sol distracted Miro briefly, and Guevara came in hit a flying knee that sent Miro face first into the exposed turnbuckle before hitting a tornado DDT and then a 630 splash for the pinfall.

Result: Sammy Guevara

Rating: ****1/4 (4.25 stars)

This was an excellent match between Miro and Guevara here, I am not sure if it was the right time for Miro to lose the TNT title, but my goodness, this was a great match to lose it in. Both men delivered huge in this match and I loved the pacing and story told throughout. Miro was brilliant playing the big man who got a little too cocky, and Guevara was an excellent babyface.

Show Rating: ***3/4 (3.75 stars)

This was a very easy to watch episode of AEW Dynamtie that featured some fun back and forth matches, a great showing from Jungle Boy & Adam Cole, some nice squashes, the reunion of the Dark Order, and Sammy Guevara winning his first title in AEW. All of this was good to great, and everything on this show clicked with me tonight. They also built to AEW Rampage well, and AEW Dynamite for next week, setting up several matches going forward.