Another week, another excellent episode of AEW Dynamite. The show kicked off with an MMA style Cage Fight between Jake Hager and Wardlow. We also had Brock Anderson making his in-ring debut in tonight's edition of AEW Dynamite as he teamed up with Cody Rhodes to take on QT Marshall and Aaron Solow.
We also heard from Andrade El Idolo who sat down with Jim Ross. In the main event of this week's AEW Dynamite, the 'Elite Hunter' Frankie Kazarian teamed up with Eddie Kingston and Penta El Zero M to face Matt Jackson, Doc Gallows, and Karl Anderson.
Jake Hager vs Wardlow (MMA Cage Fight) kicked off AEW Dynamite
Wardlow and Jake Hager felt each other out as the round began. Neither Hager nor Wardlow looked out of place here, with the former having actual MMA experience.
Wardlow ended up dominating the round, suplexing Hager onto the mat and getting on the ground and pound. Hager managed to survive the round.
Wardlow charged at Hager as the second round began, going for a flying knee strike but missed it. This round took it to the next level as we saw Wardlow hit Hager with a powerbomb into the cage as well as a hurricanrana. Wardlow went to set up Hager in a fireman's carry but the tables were turned. Hager got Wardlow in a chokehold and forced him to pass out.
Result: Jake Hager def. Wardlow
Shawn Spears attacked Jake Hager from behind after the match. Chris Jericho tried to come to his aid but MJF came out of the back and locked in the Salt of the Earth. Dean Malenko and several referees came put to try and get the situation under control. MJF struck Malenko in the face before Sammy Guevara came out and chased them away.
Darby Allin vs Men of the Year on AEW Dynamite (Handicap match)
Darby Allin had his work cut out for him on AEW Dynamite as he took on Scorpio Sky and Ethan Page in a handicap match. Darby Allin and Page started the match with the former making a fantastic start. He forced Ethan Page to tag out early and almost rolled up Sky.
Allin continued to dominate the match early on until Ethan Page took him out with a shoulder charge. Page tossed Darby into the turnbuckle before tagging Sky back in. The Men of the Year continued to trade tags and work Allin over and were in complete control at this stage. Darby did try to fight back but without much success.
Scorpio Sky and Ethan Page continued to dominate proceedings. Allin briefly tried an inside cradle but Page kicked out at two. Sky tagged back in and Darby Allin briefly looked like he had found his second wind on AEW Dynamite.
Allin took out Page on the apron and then hit Sky with a Code Red. Page came in and slammed Darby with the referee distracted. We saw Allin zip tie Ethan Page's feet together.
Ethan Page was briefly out of commission and Darby Allin hit Scorpio Sky with his patented Coffin Drop. Page just managed to break up the count in time. He then tossed Darby face-first into the ring post.
Ethan Page officially tagged himself back in and went for a Superplex but Darby Allin bit him in the hand and forced him down. Sky came in at the right moment and took Darby's feet out from under him. Ethan Page capitalized and hit the Ego's Edge and pinned Darby Allin on AEW Dynamite.
Result: Men of the Year def. Darby Allin
Orange Cassidy vs Cezar Bononi on AEW Dynamite
Cezar Bononi used his size and strength advantage at the beginning, tossing Orange Cassidy around the ring on AEW Dynamite. He followed it up with a big boot, taking Orange Cassidy down and kicking him out of the ring as The Wingmen tried to give Orange a makeover at ringside.
Back in the ring, Orange Cassidy took Bononi down and forced him out of the ring. As Bononi regrouped with The Wingmen, Cassidy leaped over the top rope at them.
The Wingmen caught Cassidy and tossed him back in the ring. The Best Fiends helped Orange leap over the top rope again, taking out members of The Wingmen.
Back in the ring, Orange Cassidy dished out Orange Punches, taking out his opponent in the process and pinning him for the win.
Result: Orange Cassidy def. Cezar Bononi
Kenny Omega confronted Jungle Boy backstage on AEW Dynamite
Alex Marvez was with Jungle Boy when Kenny Omega drove by in a golf cart accompanied by Don Callis and Michael Nakazawa. Omega told Jungle Boy that he had embarrassed him on Dynamite last week. Omega then challenged the No.1 Contender to prove how tough he was. The AEW Champion offered Jungle Boy a free strike at his face and told him it was a one-time opportunity.
Michael Nakazawa attacked Jungle Boy from behind with a laptop. As Jungle Boy fought back, Nakazawa pulled him off and Omega went in the golf cart once again.
Cody Rhodes and Brock Anderson vs QT Marshall and Aaron Solow on AEW Dynamite
Brock Anderson made his in-ring debut in this match on AEW Dynamite and started things off against Aaron Solow. Brock showed off his pedigree early on, forcing Solow to tag out. Anderson caught QT Marshall with a right hand and tagged in Cody Rhodes. QT tagged out almost immediately and Cody took down Solow before hitting QT with a suicide dive at ringside.
Back in the ring, Solow caught Cody with a stomp across the back and tagged QT Marshall back in. Cody tagged out and Brock Anderson lit up QT with some brutal shoulder charges in the corner. He followed it with a Gutwrench Suplex to Solow. QT Marshall capitalized and took Brock Anderson down with a spinebuster as we headed to a commercial break.
QT Marshall was all over Brock Anderson during the break, isolating him. As QT went for a running corner splash, Brock Anderson sidestepped him. Cody finally tagged in but the referee missed it. Brock countered QT with a DDT and finally made the tag on AEW Dynamite.
Cody and Solow were the legal men. QT tried to get involved and was hit by a Canadian Destroyer. Aaron Solow tried to capitalize with a roll-up but couldn't get the three-count. Brock Anderson tagged back in and took Solow down with a clothesline.
Anderson countered a powerbomb attempt by Solow and pinned him to pick up the win for his team. It was a big performance by Brock Anderson on his AEW debut.
Result: Cody Rhodes and Brock Anderson def. QT Marshall and Aaron Solow
Jim Ross sits down with Andrade El Idolo
Jim Ross sat down with Andrade El Idolo in pre-taped segment that aired on AEW Dynamite.
Andrade was asked why he chose to sign with AEW. The former WWE star said that the company had a lot of stars but he was a Superstar. Jim Ross then asked Andrade which AEW title he had his eyes on. Andrade said that both the TNT Championship and the AEW World Championship were on his radar.
He ended the segment by saying there is a big surprise being planned by him and Vickie Guerrero.
Penelope Ford vs Julia Hart (w/ Varsity Blondes) on AEW Dynamite
Penelope Ford made a confident start to the match, taking Julia Hart down a couple of times before showboating. Hart took advantage but the more experienced Penelope Ford soon took control of the match.
Ford followed up a handspring back-elbow with a running big boot and a suplex for a two-count. Ford continued to rain down right hands as we cut to a commercial break.
Julia Hart was back in control once we were back from the break. She followed up a series of right hands with a roll-up for a two-count.
Penelope Ford took back control of the match with a short-armed clothesline and followed it up with a Gutbuster. Ford then headed to the top rope and went for a moonsault. Hart rolled out of the way but Ford locked in the Indian Death Lock, forcing Julia to tap out.
Result: Penelope Ford def. Julia Hart
Miro came down to the ring after the match and attacked Griff Garrison. Brian Pillman Jr then wiped out Miro with a flying clothesline. Referees came out to separate both men.
Frankie Kazarian, Eddie Kingston and Penta El Zero M vs Nick Jackson, Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson on AEW Dynamite
Frankie Kazarian and Karl Anderson started things off on AEW Dynamite. Kazarian started pretty dominant and soon tagged Penta in. The Luchador was all over both Karl Anderson and Matt Jackson, who tagged in. Slingblades to both men and Penta tagged in Eddie Kingston. Kingston had Matt Jackson in a chokehold as Penta booted him in the head on AEW Dynamite.
Eddie Kingston continued to lay into Matt Jackson who tagged in Doc Gallows. The match soon spilled out to ringside as all six men brawled. We saw Matt Jackson lay into Eddie Kingston amidst the chaos before finally dragging him back into the ring. Gallows tagged in and continued to isolate Eddie away from his team's corner. Matt Jackson tagged back in and continued the pressure on AEW Dynamite.
Kingston finally tagged out, with Kazarian coming in as the legal man. The Elite Hunter was all over his opponents, hitting an incredible leg drop on Karl Anderson. Kazarian locked in the crossface chickenwing on Anderson but Gallows broke it up. Karl Anderson immediately hit Kazarian with his patented spinebuster.
Penta and Matt Jackson tagged in at this point. He took out Anderson and Gallows with a dive over the top rope before catching Matt Jackson with a spinning DDT for a nearfall.
Eddie Kingston tagged back in and the babyfaces were all over Matt Jackson. Penta hit a Fear Factor on Matt Jackson and Kazarian followed it up with the Angel's Wings but Gallows broke up the count.
Karl Anderson tagged himself in and it was not his turn to be on the wrong end of Penta's offense. The Luchador caught Karl Anderson with a superkick to the jaw for a two-count. Anderson then countered the Fear Factor with a neckbreaker before tagging Gallows in once again on AEW Dynamite.
Thing broke down at this point. We saw Penta hit Karl Anderson with a Backstabber before heading to the top rope. Nick Jackson came out of nowhere and sprayed Penta in the face. Karl Anderson took to the top rope and hit a cutter on a blinded Penta and pinned him on AEW Dynamite. Another win for The Elite.
Result: Matt Jackson, Gallows, and Anderson def. Penta El Zero M, Eddie Kingston, and Frankie Kazarian