Tonight’s episode of AEW DYNAMITE was broadcast live from the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY!
Excalibur, Tony Schiavone, 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 President Tony Khan made an announcement to kick off the show!
Tony Khan: “Thank you for joining us tonight. Following ALL OUT on pay-per-view this past Sunday night, I’ve been forced to vacate the AEW World Championship as well as the AEW World Trios Championship.
“New World Trios Champions will be crowned live tonight in our opening contest in a fight between Orange Cassidy and the Best Friends versus the AEW All-Atlantic Champion PAC and the Lucha Brothers—the Death Triangle.
“The AEW World Championship is the single most prized title in all of combat sports and it will be decided in the grandest way possible—the AEW Grand Slam Tournament of Champions with seven-time world champion Chris Jericho, former AEW World Champion and AEW World Tag Champion Hangman Page, six-time world champion Bryan Danielson, the all-time longest reigning TNT Champion Darby Allin, three-time TNT Champion Sammy Guevara, and three-time world champion Jon Moxley fighting in a huge series of matches starting tonight.
“And a World Champion will be crowned two weeks from tonight at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City at AEW DYNAMITE Grand Slam!
“I promise you that tonight is going to be a great night of professional wrestling and AEW will be at our very best these next few weeks on the road to AEW Grand Slam. Thank you again.”
MJF came out to the ring wearing a Buffalo Bills Josh Allen jersey!
MJF: “Buffalo, New York, the devil is back! First things first: who’s excited to see MJF? The greatest quarterback of all time is from Buffalo. Now we’re gonna get down to brass tacks a little bit. The last time you saw me I might have said some offensive stuff. But I think we can all agree I didn’t mean it. I was just kidding.
“I love AEW, guys. I’ll never leave this place. A-E-W! A-E-W! A-E-W! And guys, when I called you all stupid marks, I didn’t mean it.
“I have to address the big elephant in the room. Now as you know our world title has been vacated. There is going to be a tournament of champion to crown a new AEW World Champion and if there’s one thing we can all agree on, I know one guy who deserves that championship.
“But I’m all about working smart, not hard Buffalo. So I’m not going to do that tournament. Do you know why? Because I got a chip that guarantees me a title shot anytime I want!
“Also I don’t know if you’ve heard but Tony is paying me a boatload of frickin’ money! If there’s one thing I know to be true, it’s that right now you may think we’re in dark times but we’re not.
“What we need is leadership. I cannot think of one more person more trustworthy. I’m gonna win that world title because my name is Maxwell Jacob Friedman and I’m better than you and you know it!”
Suddenly Jon Moxley’s music hit and Mox made his way out to the ring!
“Jon Moxley in the house. MJF didn’t expect this,” said Taz.
“Obviously, look at his face,” replied Tony Schiavone.
Moxley, pointing at MJF: “You are absolutely full of crap.”
MJF: “So let me get this straight Jonathan. You think I’m not being sincere here in Buffalo? In front of all these grotesque, poor, lard asses who have quite possibly the worst football team in the history of the United States of America”
MJF ripped off his Bills jersey.
MJF: “Josh Allen sucks! Now Jon I don’t know if you’re a little bit woozy considering you went to sleep on Sunday, but maybe you’ve got a point. Maybe I don’t care about AEW or these people. Maybe I just look at the world title as nothing more than a bargaining chip that I can use for the Bidding War of 2024. Maybe I take that title to a real wrestling company with real fans and real wrestlers. Because that is what’s best for business.”
Moxley: “Dude, this is not the time and this is not the place and I am in no mood. You need to leave this ring right now or I will make you leave.”
MJF stormed out of the ring and headed to the back.
Moxley: “Now Buffalo I am in no mood. I am pissed off. I am embarrassed. I am pissed off about a great many things but especially because I am here without the AEW World Championship. The belt itself is just metal and leather, that doesn’t mean anything. What means something to me is what the AEW World Championship represents.
“It represents passion for this sport. Passion for this business and the fans. Those three letters represent the dream and the vision that we all had. And we wanted to show the world just what pro wrestling could be and taking the dark and ugly side of this business and letting it die with the older generation.
“The AEW World Championship means being better that I was the day before. It represents slaying demons. It represents everything I love about this business.
“But the fact remains on Sunday I lost. And that’s on me. And that’s my fault. I got pinned. That’s on me. I missed the game winning shot. I was supposed to be on vacation until about two days ago. But here’s another chance. It’s a hell of a shot. The winners always want the ball when the game is on the line.
“I want the ball. So hell yeah, I’m gonna take the shot. ‘Cause this isn’t just time to win. This isn’t just winning time right now. This is time to be a legend!”
AEW World Trios Championship Match!
Death Triangle (with Alex Abrahantes)
Best Friends & “Freshly Squeezed” Orange Cassidy (with Danhausen)!
Penta El Zero Miedo and Orange Cassidy began for their respective teams. Penta connected with a thrust kick to Cassidy’s midsection. Cassidy got to his feet but PAC booted Orange.
Best Friends sent Orange Cassidy over the top rope via the rocket launcher onto Death Triangle! PAC came flying into the ring with an elbow to Cassidy’s mouth. He stomped a mudhole into Orange. Danhausen cursed Alex outside the ring and then PAC dropped Danhausen with a pump kick. Orange Cassidy retaliated with a tope suicida.
Orange went for the Orange Punch but PAC had it scouted. However, Orange used the Stun Dog Millionaire and then tagged out to Chuck Taylor. Penta hit a backstabber on Taylor.
Trent turned Rey Fenix inside out with a half and half suplex. Trent nailed Rey with a swinging DDT. Fenix popped up with a cutter. Orange ran in and used a German Suplex on PAC. Penta grabbed Orange with a pump handle Made in Penta! Trent avoided a hook hick from Rey but PAC made up for it with a thrust kick to Trent, knocking Trent into a Code Red for a near fall!
“This is awesome! This is awesome! This is awesome!” chanted the fans.
The Best Friends and Orange Cassidy walloped Death Triangle with a triple Canadian Destroyer! Taylor was isolated and ate a Fear Factor from Penta. PAC perched to the top and finished off Trent with the Black Arrow!
New AEW World Trios Champions Death Triangle!
Tony Schiavone was backstage with Dark Order!
Jose the Assistant interrupted and tried to give 10 a contract to sign. Andrade came on the scene and said he wanted to speak with 10. He tossed a crutch to 10. John Silver looked at 10—“What is that all about?”
Penelope Ford (with Kip Sabian) vs. AEW Interim Women’s World Champion Toni Storm!
Penelope and Toni chain wrestled. Toni Storm grabbed a headlock and then took Penelope off her feet with a shoulder tackle. Toni Storm used a shotgun dropkick. She tried for the hip attack but Penelope rolled out of the ring to avoid it. She drove Toni Storm into the steel ring steps!
“Penelope Ford is in the driver’s seat,” said Excalibur.
Toni fired back with an uppercut and then the hip attack. After countering the Northern Lights Suplex, Toni nailed Penelope with the DDT and pinned her.
The Acclaimed came out!
Max was about to rap when he was cut short by one half of the AEW World Tag Champions Swerve Strickland’s music!
Swerve: “I got a joke for y’all…the Acclaimed as AEW World Tag Champions. But for real—”
Billy: “Let me cut you off right there. This ain’t your house no more. This is Daddy Ass’s house!
Anthony Bowens: “And because of all of you, two weeks, it’s the Acclaimed versus Swerve In Our Glory II!”
Tony Schiavone was backstage with Chris Jericho and the Jericho Appreciation Society!
Jericho: “Big win at All Out over Bryan Danielson? How about gigantic win! I’ve found the fountain of youth and I’m drinking it in, man. I am now the best wrestler ever. The best sports entertainer ever. I’m going to beat Bryan Danielson again next week and go on to Grand Slam and win the championship again. This is my locker room and no one is taking it away from me ever!
“I’ve got two little brothers. Sammy Guevara taking on Darby this Friday. And my other little brother Danny Garcia, the biggest match of his career in his hometown tonight. I know you’re going to win. I believe in you. But because you left us alone in our celebration last week, I’m leaving you alone tonight. You’ve going to have to win this on your own.”
TNT Championship Match!
TNT Champion Wardlow vs. “Premier Athlete” Tony Nese (with “Smart” Mark Sterling)!
Nese flexed in front of Wardlow. Wardlow wasn’t impressed and headbutted Nese. He followed up with a lariat to Nese!
Wardlow hit the Powerbomb Symphony on Nese and then pinned him!
Wardlow grabbed Sterling and was about to powerbomb him until Josh Woods made the save and pulled Sterling out to safety.
Wardlow: “I’ve been hearing that Wardlow has lost the momentum. Let me tell you something. Wardlow is the TNT Champion! It is time to remind everyone in that locker room and all of my fans that have stuck by me since day one that this is Wardlow’s World!”
Dynamite Wild Card Grand Slam of Champions Tournament Match!
“American Dragon” Bryan Danielson (with William Regal) vs. Hangman Adam Page!
William Regal joined the commentary team for this match.
“The winner of this match will advance and have to deal with Chris Jericho next week,” said Taz.
Danielson captured Hangman’s wrist but Hangman reversed it. Danielson backed Page into the corner and chopped him.
“He’s trying to get in Page’s head,” said Taz.
Hangman hit Danielson with chops of his own. Danielson dropped to a knee, grabbed Page’s ankles and then stomped on Page’s legs. Danielson connected with round kicks in the corner. Hangman used a springboard lariat to knock Danielson to the arena floor. Hangman went over the top rope but Danielson had it scouted and sent Page into the post!
Back in the ring Danielson worked over Page’s arm and back with stomps and swift kicks. Page got to his feet and tossed Danielson with a fall away slam! Hangman hit a crossbody over the top rope to the floor on Danielson!
Page blasted Bryan with a Death Valley Driver for a two-count! Hangman attempted the Dead Eye but Bryan countered with a pinning attempt for a near fall. Bryan nailed Page with running boots in the corner. Bryan decimated Page with a series of kicks, one right to the head!
Danielson climbed to the top turnbuckle but Hangman rushed him. Hangman used a reverse slam off the top rope for a near fall on Danielson! Hangman was poised for the Buckshot Lariat but Bryan rolled out of the ring.
Danielson and Page traded chops again! Page powerbombed Bryan for a near fall!
“We are seeing another classic with two men who have one of the greatest rivalries in Dynamite,” said Tony Schiavone.
Danielson put Page in the Tree of Woe and hit him with a sliding dropkick. He followed up with a back suplex off the top but Hangman landed on his feet! Page used the comebacker lariat for a near fall. Bryan transitioned into the LeBell Lock on Page’s right arm but Hangman escaped. Danielson was able to apply the LeBell Lock a second time but Page rolled through and nailed Bryan with knee strikes!
Hangman countered Bryan’s running knee with the Dead Eye for a near fall! Page went for the moonsault but Danielson rolled out of the way. Bryan blasted Hangman with the running knee! Page rolled out of the ring. Bryan tried for the tope suicida but Hangman powerbombed Bryan on the apron and then followed up with a moonsault!
Page attempted the Buckshot Lariat but Danielson ducked it and rolled up Hangman for the victory!
“In one week it’ll be Bryan Danielson versus Chris Jericho, the rematch from All Out,” said Excalibur.
Up next: Stokely Hathaway was on the ramp with Austin Gunn, Colten Gunn, Ethan Page, Lee Moriarty and W. Morrissey.
Stokely said he knew everyone wanted an explanation about what he did at All Out. A stagehand said Stokely was running low on time. Stokely smashed the stagehand with the microphone. W. Morrissey blasted the stagehand with a massive boot!
ROH Pure Championship Match!
ROH Pure Champion Wheeler Yuta vs. Daniel Garcia!
Westside Gunn rapped as Garcia made his entrance!
Caprice Coleman joined the commentary team for the main event.
Wheeler Yuta grabbed a low single on Garcia’s ankle. Yuta shoved Garcia into the corner turnbuckles. Garcia shoved back. They both tumbled out of the ring and spilled onto the arena floor.
Yuta hit a big flying elbow on Garcia for a two-count. Yuta snap suplexed Garcia. Daniel Garcia suplexed Yuta and then smashed him with a lariat! Yuta came back with a German Suplex, and then a second German Suplex! Yuta took Daniel down with a third German Suplex! Garcia reversed the grip and began suplexing Wheeler Yuta!
“Neither man with a clear advantage,” said Excalibur.
Yuta and Garcia traded open palm strikes! Garcia slapped Yuta with enough force to knock Yuta to the mat. Garcia applied the Dragon Tamer in the center of the ring! Yuta was able to grab the ropes and got a break.
Yuta was issued a warning for hitting Garcia with a closed fist. Garcia grabbed Yuta in the Dragon Tamer but Yuta countered with the Cross Face! Yuta went for the Seat Belt and got a two-count. Garcia locked on the Dragon Tamer and Yuta tapped out!
New Ring of Honor Pure Wrestling Champion Daniel Garcia!
“Without the assistance of Chris Jericho,” said Excalibur.
Bryan Danielson walked out to the ring after the match. Yuta shoved Danielson. Yuta and Garcia observed the code of honor. Danielson placed the belt around Garcia’s waist.
Chris Jericho walked onto the ramp, incensed by what he saw!
Catch AEW DYNAMITE on TBS next Wednesday live at 8/7ct from the MVP Arena in Albany, NY!
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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