Tonight’s episode of AEW DYNAMITE: Fight For The Fallen was broadcast live from the DCU Center in Worcester, MA!
Jim Ross, Excalibur, and “The Human Suplex Machine” Taz were the broadcast team for tonight’s event.
It’s Wednesday night and you know what that means!
AEW Interim World Title Match!
Jon Moxley (c.) vs. Rush (with Jose the Assistant)!
“Rush has not been pinned in over a year,” noted Excalibur.
The Blackpool Combat Club’s William Regal joined the commentary team for this match.
Rush ambushed Rush from behind as Moxley was attempting to enter the ring.
“Rush knows this is the biggest match he’s ever had in pro wrestling,” said Jim Ross.
Rush swiped out the knee of Moxley and began to stomp him. Rush followed up with splashes in the corner.
“Rush showing Moxley that he can fight dirty,” said Taz.
After biting Moxley’s forehead, Rush smeared Moxley’s blood on his chest. Outside the ring, Rush swung a chair at Moxley’s leg but Moxley dodged it. Rush turned his back and Moxley drove Rush into the steel ring barricade with a tope suicida!
“Moxley is working on a 14-match winning streak. He wants to win this or lose it like a man,” said Jim Ross.
Moxley and Rush had a chop fest in the ring. Rush answered with a thrust kick. Outside the ring, Rush wrapped TV camera cable around Mox and began to choke him. Back in the ring, Moxley superplexed Rush.
Moxley rocked Rush with a King Kong lariat! Rush dodged a charge from Moxley and used Mox’s momentum against him, countering with a snap German Suplex. Rush applied a cross face submission. Moxley transitioned out and booted Rush in the jaw repeatedly.
Rush sent Moxley soaring into the buckles with a belly-to-belly suplex.
“I’m impressed with Rush,” said Regal.
Moxley bit down on Rush’s head. Andrade El Idolo shoved Mox off the ropes. The Lucha Bros. ran out and chased Andrade away.
Rush was looking for the double knees but Moxley countered with a clothesline. Rush rallied back with a straitjacket piledriver for a near fall on Moxley. Rush ran towards Moxley with the Bull’s Horns but Moxley had it scouted. Mox ducked under a knee and nailed Rush with the Deathrider! Moxley applied the bulldog choke submission and retained!
After the match, “The Wizard” Chris Jericho walked onto the ramp with members of the Jericho Appreciation Society!
Jericho: “Moxley I just had to come out here and congratulate you on an amazing match. You’ve done a great job as the interim champion. You are on a roll. But it’s nothing compared to the roll that the Jericho Appreciation Society is on.
“I beat Eddie Kingston. I beat Eddie Kingston! And Moxley, I’m going to beat you. After two-and-a-half years, I’m demanding my rematch for the AEW World Championship in two weeks at Quake By The Lake on DYNAMITE.”
Moxley: “I hate you Jericho. I used to look up to you, that’s why it’s so sad. And I still believe in your own way you are the greatest of all time. All the stuff you’ve got going on now, it’s pathetic. This AEW Championship is the championship in professional wrestling and I made it that way.
“So if you’ve got the balls, leave all that trash at home. I don’t want ‘The Wizard’ or “Le Champion’, I want the guy from Super J Cup, I want the Lionheart. And if this is going to be defended on my watch, it’s going to be Jon Moxley against the last survivor of the Dungeon, ‘Lionheart’ Chris Jericho.”
Excalibur announced new titles—the AEW World Trios Championship—and that there will be a tournament for them! The finals will be held at ALL OUT on September 4th!
FTW Title Match!
“Absolute” Ricky Starks (c.) vs. Danhausen!
Tony Schiavone joined the broadcast booth.
Starks booted Danhausen in the head. Danhausen fired back with a kick to Starks’ teeth. Starks charged at Danhausen but Danhausen dodged Ricky. Ricky’s own momentum carried him into the corner, ramming his neck in the buckles. Danhausen cradled Ricky for a near fall. Starks was holding his tweaked neck. Starks sliced Danhausen in half with a spear and pinned Danhausen!
“That was smart of Ricky to do that,” said Taz.
Starks: “Very nice, very evil, but you’re not absolute. And just like last week, I’ve still got a little bit left in the tank. So let’s bring out another challenger, and I’m for real this time.”
HOOK answered the challenge!
“I think business is about to pick up,” said Jim Ross.
“Not smart Ricky,” said Taz.
HOOK found his mark with body shots and a headbutt to Starks. HOOK hurled Starks with a pump handle suplex!
Starks countered the El Camino with a spear! HOOK got Starks back with the RedRum and Starks tapped out!
“We’ve got a new champion! It’s time for HOOK!” said Jim Ross.
Starks and HOOK fist bumped after the match, showing mutual respect.
Tony Schiavone was in the ring to interview a distraught Ricky Starks.
Starks: “I’m not stranger to losing. And I’m okay with that. But I was given that title when people thought it was a noose and I turned it into a tie. Nobody back there can say anything. I did it. I exceeded all expectations. There are people back there who tell me to be patient. My time is right now! I don’t want people to say I had a string a bad luck. It was just a string a bad timing. And that’s why me and Hobbs—”
Powerhouse Hobbs clotheslined Starks from behind and followed up with a spinebuster!
“Did you see how the neck of Starks whiplashed? That was grotesque,” said Excalibur.
Dante Martin (with Skye Blue) vs. Sammy Guevara (with Tay Conti)!
Sammy took Dante off his feet with a beautiful dropkick. Dante vaulted over Sammy and answered with his own dropkick, trying to get under the skin of Sammy with mind games.
Sammy and Tay tried to leave but Dante chased after Sammy. Dante threw Sammy off the ramp and then rocketed with a somersault onto Sammy!
Dante backdropped Sammy over the top rope to the arena floor. Dante spring boarded off the top rope but Sammy blasted Dante with a knee strike! Sammy launched himself over the top rope and wiped-out Dante on the floor.
Dante hit a standing Spanish Fly on Sammy for a near fall. Sammy came out of nowhere with a cutter to Dante. Sammy followed up with the GTH and pinned Dante!
After the bell, Tay and Sammy continued to beat down Dante. Sammy climbed the top rope but Skye jumped in the way. Tay pointed her finger at Skye, and distracted Skye just long enough for Anna Jay to jump Sky from behind.
Ruby Soho, Ortiz, and Eddie Kingston sprinted down to the ring to even up the odds!
Backstage, Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt, and Satnam Singh said they had unfinished business with the Best Friends.
The Best Friends were standing there and challenged them to a trios match this Friday on RAMPAGE!
Tony Schiavone was standing in the ring to interview Jungle Boy!
Luchasaurus walked to the ring with Jungle Boy.
Jungle Boy: “Christian Cage, you are the biggest p-ssy I’ve met in my entire life. I have watched you come out for weeks and talk all sorts of BS about my entire family. And congratulations, you are now the most relevant you’ve been in your entire career. But as soon as I get back here, you tuck your tail and run.
“I didn’t get why you were so angry. You said it was because I threw you out of some battle royal a year ago and you missed out on some winning bonus. You were strapped for cash because your wife just divorced your ass.
“Christian used Luchasaurus to protect him, but that monster is my best friend. And what Christian didn’t realize is he was only being protected from me, because no one is going to get their hands on him before I do.
“Christian made it clear his only goal was to hurt me. If you want to talk trash, then talk trash because I can take it. Three years ago I was standing in a dirt hole with my Uncle Dave and a shovel watching my tears fall into the dirt and turn it into mud, and I dug my father’s grave with my own two hands—”
Christian Cage was backstage and interrupted Jungle Boy.
Christian Cage: “Luchasaurus, you made a mistake and you threw everything away to remain Jungle Boy’s lapdog. Jungle Boy, you think I ran away from you because I was scared? I was scared of what I might do to you. You told me all your secrets, and now I’m going to prey on you.”
The Young Bucks were backstage with the Cutler Cam.
The Bucks were intrigued by the idea of the Trios titles. The Bucks bumped into “Hangman” Adam Page. Page and Nick Jackson wished each other happy birthday. Matt said they had something they had been meaning to talk to Page about. Before they could have that talk, the Dark Order came onto the scene and wished Page a happy birthday. The Bucks walked off without finishing the conversation.
Tony Nese & “Smart” Mark Sterling vs. AEW World Tag Team Co-Champion Swerve Strickland!
Keith Lee was banned from ringside!
Swerve grabbed Nese and nailed him with a back breaker. Nese cross chopped Swerve in the throat. Nese yanked Strickland down with a handful of hair.
Swerve splashed Nese in the corner with a back elbow and then a diving uppercut. Swerve hit a thrust kick and then a double foot stomp onto Nese!
Swerve Strickland cracked Sterling in the head with a kick and then pinned him!
Backstage, Josh Woods blindsided Keith Lee and laid him out. As Swerve saw this on the big screen, Nese clocked Strickland in the head with the tag title!
Malakai Black and Brody King were backstage.
Malakai Black said “The Redeemer” spent his entire life worshiping the throne, but Malakai Black could help him take his place and sit on the throne.
Brody King said he wanted Darby Allin in a Coffin Match!
AEW Women’s World Title Match!
Thunder Rosa (c.) vs. Miya Yamashita!
Champion and challenger locked up in the ring. Miya grabbed a wrist lock. Thunder Rosa applied a head lock and then an arm drag. Miya intercepted a right hand from Rosa.
Thunder Rosa pulled Yamashita onto the apron but Yamashita swept out the legs of Rosa. Outside the ring, Thunder Rosa blasted Yamashita with a shotgun dropkick.
Thunder Rosa climbed to the top turnbuckle but Yamashita hit Rosa with a high roundhouse kick. They slugged it out with forearms in the center of the ring. They blocked one another’s lariat attempts. Miya mauled Thunder Rosa with a delayed German Suplex for a near fall.
Thunder Rosa was looking for the Fire Thunder Driver but Miya escaped and fired back with a skull kick! Miya cradled Thunder Rosa but Thunder Rosa kicked out.
Thunder Rosa hit a roundhouse and then the Fire Thunder Driver, pinning Miya Yamashita!
“What a battle, guys,” said Taz.
“It was a war but Thunder Rosa retains,” replied Excalibur.
The Blackpool Combat Club’s “American Dragon” Bryan Danielson vs. Jericho Appreciation Society’s “Red Death” Daniel Garcia!
Chris Jericho joined the commentary team for this match.
Danielson went right after Garcia with a running charge, his boots hitting Garcia right in the jaw! Danielson followed up with a tope suicida!
The fans chanted “Welcome back! Welcome back! Welcome back!”
As Danielson returned to the ring, Garcia hit Danielson with back elbows. Danielson mounted Garcia with the ground and pound attack.
Garcia came back with an uppercut and clubbing elbows to Danielson. Garcia followed up with a neck breaker. Garcia whipped Danielson into the steel ring barricade. Garcia ripped the padding off the concrete floor but Danielson blasted Garcia with kicks. Danielson used a missile dropkick on Garcia. Danielson had a hard landing.
“I think Danielson might be hurt,” said Taz.
Garcia seized the moment and jumped on Danielson with elbows and strikes. Danielson stumbled, collapsing to the mat, and rolled to the arena floor. Garcia grabbed Danielson and DDT’ed the American Dragon on the exposed concrete floor!
“Daniel Garcia is taking the fight to a rattled Bryan Danielson,” said Excalibur.
Garcia gouged at Bryan Danielson’s bloody forehead. Garcia bit down on Danielson’s forehead. Danielson escaped between Garcia’s legs. Danielson clubbed Garcia with forearms and then back suplexed Garcia off the turnbuckles.
“Danielson may just be operating on instinct alone,” said Excalibur.
Bryan Danielson unleashed hell with numerous roundhouse kicks to Daniel Garcia. Danielson approached Garcia but Garcia grabbed him and locked on a submission. Danielson countered with a Tiger Suplex. Garcia escaped and clobbered Bryan with hammer and anvil elbow strikes. Danielson got to his feet and used a shoulder capture suplex on Garcia!
“That took everything Garcia had to be able to kick out,” said Taz.
Garcia smacked Danielson in the face with an open palm strike. Danielson retaliated with the running knee! Garcia broke up with momentum by rolling to the outside. Danielson followed him with a diving knee! Someone grabbed Danielson’s leg from beneath the ring. Garcia hit Bryan with a piledriver and then put Bryan in a leg lock! The referee stopped the match as Bryan Danielson was out.
Jake Hager jumped in the ring, revealing himself as the person who had grabbed Bryan Danielson’s legs.
“Daniel Garcia just upset the ‘American Dragon!’” said Excalibur.
“Tell your kids you were there,” replied Jim Ross.
Catch AEW DYNAMITE on TBS next Wednesday live at 8/7ct from the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH!
This Friday tune in to RAMPAGE on TNT at 10pm ET!
And remember…the home of professional wrestling is All Elite Wrestling!
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