Tonight’s episode of AEW DYNAMITE: Fyter Fest 2022 Week 1 was broadcast live from the Enmarket Arena in Savannah, GA!
Tony Schiavone, 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!
TNT Championship Match!
Wardlow (c.) vs. “Freshly Squeezed” Orange Cassidy (with Best Friends)!
“Looks like Wardlow is going to have a team to deal with tonight,” said Excalibur, referring to Orange Cassidy and Best Friends.
“Wardlow always said he wanted to be a fighting champion,” replied Tony Schiavone.
Orange Cassidy wanted to begin with a Grego Roman knuckle lock but placed his hands in his pockets instead. Wardlow tore the pockets out of Orange’s pants!
“I don’t know if we’ve ever seen that before,” said Taz.
Cassidy avoided a lariat and followed up with head scissors, but Wardlow cartwheeled out of it! Chuck Taylor tried to pass a chainsaw into the ring but ref Bryce Remsburg intercepted it, catching Best Friends red handed! He ejected them from the ringside area.
Orange tried for the Orange Punch but Wardlow caught it! Wardlow stalked Orange Cassidy around the ringside area, trying to use his quickness to force Wardlow into a mistake.
Wardlow saw Danhausen hiding under the ring. Danhausen was thinking of cursing Wardlow but thought twice. In the meantime, Orange ambushed Wardlow with the Orange Punch!
Back in the ring, Wardlow hurled Orange Cassidy overhead, halfway across the ring! Wardlow hoisted up Orange Cassidy with a delayed vertical suplex and then flung him to the mat. Wardlow charged at Orange in the corner but Orange dodged it and smacked Wardlow’s head into the top turnbuckle.
Orange chop blocked Wardlow, attacking the champion’s knee and taking him off his feet. Orange was looking for the Beach Break but Wardlow escaped. Wardlow attempted a powerbomb but Orange countered with two consecutive DDT’s!
Wardlow launched Orange with the F10! Somehow Orange kicked out of the pin after the F10! Wardlow was looking for a powerbomb but Orange countered with a hurracanrana and then followed up with a tope suicida! He sent Wardlow into the steel ring post!
Orange’s diving DDT was intercepted but Orange was able to put the champ into the Stundog Millionaire and then the Beach Break for a near fall!
“I think we can say Orange hit him with everything,” said Tony Schiavone.
Wardlow blocked an Orange Punch and then countered with a powerbomb. Wardlow jumped on top of Orange Cassidy and pinned him. After the match, Wardlow fist bumped Orange Cassidy as a sign of respect.
“The Wizard” Chris Jericho walked out to the ring to address Eddie Kingston’s barbed wire death match challenge from last week!
Jericho: “I stand out here in front of you tonight not as Chris Jericho the sports entertainer, or Chris Jericho the Wizard, but as Chris Jericho the living legend and Eddie Kingston’s superior.
“I didn’t make you a liar Eddie, but you are a little confused. You challenged me to a barb wire death match for your friends.
“Being friends with Eddie Kingston is a worse curse than anything Danhausen could conjure up. Ortiz—I shaved his head. Santana—we took him out of Blood & Guts. Bryan Danielson, I took him out and we don’t know when he’s coming back. Ruby Soho has a mangled hand because of you. You need to take better care of your chicks, Eddie.
“Why barb wire? You’re a mark for Terry Funk and Onita and Sabu. But how many barb wire matches have you had? Because I won the first ever barb wire match in Canada at a young age.
“I’m just as sadistic and maniacal as you Eddie Kingston, but you underestimate me because of my accomplishments and movie star good looks.
“But next week you’re not facing Chris Jericho. You’re facing the Pain Maker. Undefeated in AEW and that’s not a lie.
“I’m accepting this match because this is it. This is the final fight in the Kingston-Jericho saga. And when I’m done you can crawl back in your hole.
“Deep down you know you will never be at Chris Jericho’s level ever. If you want blood, Eddie Kingston, you’ve got it. You said every drop of blood equals one of my sins…well the only way that could wash away my sins is a tidal wave. If you want blood, you’ve got it. Because like I said, you’re not a liar, you’re a loser.”
Backstage, Kingston stood with Ruby Soho and Ortiz. He told Chris Jericho he was going to hurt him and he was going to enjoy it!
AEW Interim World Title Eliminator Match!
Jon Moxley (c.) vs. Konosuke Takeshita
If Takeshita wins, he earns a future title match!
William Regal joined the commentary team for this match.
Moxley and Takeshita rammed one another with shoulder strikes.
“It’s like two rams ramming each other,” said Regal.
Takeshita chopped the champion’s chest. Moxley returned the favor with a chop of his own. Moxley clobbered Takeshita with the King Kong lariat!
Moxley spiked Takeshita with a piledriver. Moxley tried for the pin but Takeshita kicked out at the two-count. Moxley tried for a piledriver on the ring apron but Takeshita fought out of it. Takeshita blasted Moxley with a German Suplex on the ring apron!
Moxley booted Takeshita in the head. Takeshita was busted open. Takeshita ran into the ropes and flew off them with a leaping lariat at Moxley. Takeshita nailed Mox with a brainbuster for a near fall!
Takeshita tried for the frog splash but Moxley raised his knees and Takeshita crashed onto them. Moxley locked on a cross arm breaker. Takeshita got his boot on the bottom rope to force the ref break.
The fans chanted “This is awesome! This is awesome! This is awesome!”
Takeshita took Moxley down with a hurracanrana! Takeshita jumped over the top rope and landed onto Moxley outside the ring! Takeshita followed up with a frog splash for another near fall on Moxley!
Takeshita and Moxley exchanged elbows from their knees. Moxley put a sleeper on but Takeshita countered with a Blue Thunder Bomb for a near fall!
Takeshita was looking for the jumping knee but Moxley blocked it and countered with the Paradigm Shift. Takeshita escaped a Death Rider and countered with a German Suplex for a near fall! Moxley headbutted Takeshita and after the Death Rider, he applied the bulldog choke and forced Takeshita to tap out!
“What a battle,” said Taz.
“I hope CM Punk sat at home realizing he’s got to survive Jon Moxley now,” replied William Regal.
The House of Black had a message for Darby Allin. They said they were after Darby Allin and would get what was theirs.
Luchasaurus and Christian Cage walked onto the ramp!
Christian Cage: “Now I don’t know either of you from Adam, but there’s something I find annoying about you Varsity Blonds. Pillman, it’s not even that stupid mullet you walk around with. Here’s the thing, Pillman, just like Jungle Boy, you had a father but your father was a legend in this business. That’s other people’s words. In my opinion he was average at best.
“I’m sure he’d be appalled knowing his final contribution in this business was you. Now Griff, you went on social media this week and showed a picture. I’m not sure what annoyed me about it at first and then it hit me like a ton of bricks. Luchasaurus, does Griff Garrison look like Jungle Boy?”
Luchasaurus stormed to the ring to face Griff Garrison!
Luchasaurus splashed Griff and then rocked him with a German Suplex! Luchasaurus smashed Garrison’s head against the steel ring post with his boot, per Christian Cage’s demands. Luchasaurus choke slammed Griff twice and then made Griff tap with the Tar Pit submission!
After the match, Luchasaurus choke slammed Griff on top of Pillman, who had been laid out on the timekeeper’s table. Luchasaurus smashed both of them through the table!
Backstage, Silver and Reynolds called out the House of Black from RAMPAGE!
Jim Ross joined the commentary team for hour two of DYNAMITE.
The Blackpool Combat Club’s Claudio Castagnoli
The Jericho Appreciation Society’s Jake Hager!
William Regal joined the commentary booth again.
Claudio charged Jake with a shockwave of a European Uppercut! Claudio quickly looked for the giant swing but Hager escaped. Outside the ring, Hager walloped Claudio with a clothesline.
Hager tried for the Hager Bomb but Claudio blocked it.
“They’re countering one another,” said Jim Ross.
Claudio came around with the 619 kick to Hager’s face. Hager had enough and came at Claudio at different angles with forearms. Claudio dropkicked Hager’s knees and then used a bulldog for a near fall on Hager.
Hager hoisted up Claudio with a double leg off the buckles and then planted him. Hager blistered Claudio with body shots. Hager jumped off the ropes with the Hager Bomb right on target!
Claudio spring boarded off the ropes with a European Uppercut to Hager.
“That was taught to Claudio by Dave Taylor,” said William Regal.
“Claudio is on fire right now,” said Taz.
Claudio connected with a huge crossbody for a near fall on Hager. Claudio used the Giant Swing and then stepped through with the Scorpion Death Lock. Hager motioned for help and Angelo Parker and Matt Menard hit the ring! They distracted Claudio so Hager could plant Claudio for a near fall!
“These are two gladiators who came to fight,” said Jim Ross.
Claudio knocked Angelo off the apron and then waffled Hager with a European Uppercut. Claudio finished off Hager with the Ricola Bomb for the pin!
“That guy is an animal,” said Taz.
Lexy was backstage to interview HOOK. She asked if a title shot was in his future with his undefeated record. He smirked at Lexy and walked away.
Tony Schiavone interviewed Thunder Storm backstage!
Thunder Rosa said she and Toni Storm are ready for any challengers. Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. and Jamie Hayter interrupted them. Baker said they knew how to deal with thunderstorms. Reba carried in a sandbag and handed it to Tony Storm. Baker laughed and they walked off.
Dark Order’s Anna Jay vs. “The Professor” Serena Deeb!
Deeb grabbed a hammer lock. Deeb hit a shoulder block on Anna Jay but Anna Jay countered with a flatliner.
Deeb captured Anna Jay’s arms but Anna reversed it into a pin attempt. Deeb broke free and Anna Jay tried for the Queen Slayer. Deeb blocked it and hit a twisting neck breaker for a two-count on Anna Jay.
Anna Jay attempted for the Queen Slayer again but Serena Deeb escaped and countered with a roll-up for a near fall. Anna Jay transitioned into the Queen Slayer but Deeb got to her feet.
Deeb wrenched back with the Serenity Lock and forced Anna Jay to tap out! Deeb wouldn’t let go of the hold until ROH Women’s World Champion Mercedes Martinez ran down. Deeb retreated for now, but Deeb will have to face Martinez at DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR on pay-per-view.
Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt, and Satnam Singh approached the broadcast booth. Lethal said he’d embarrass Samoa Joe at DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR!
Tony Schiavone tried to interview Anna Jay after her match. Tay Conti interrupted the interview. “You need to make better choices for your career, Anna. Think about it,” said Tay.
AEW World Tag Team Title Match!
The Young Bucks—Matt & Nick Jackson (with Brandon Cutler) (c.)
Swerve In Our Glory—“Limitless” Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland
Team Taz—Powerhouse Hobbs & FTW Champ “Absolute” Ricky Starks!
Keith Lee and Matt Jackson began the match. Matt Jackson dodged a high kick from Lee and then Matt tagged out to brother Nick. Swerve tagged in and both he and Nick vaulted to the floor and got face to face!
Nick slowed things down with a deep arm drag on Swerve. Starks tagged himself in and he quickly got crotched on the top rope! Matt Jackson nailed Starks with the locomotion Northern Lights suplexes!
Keith Lee tagged in and he and Powerhouse Hobbs suplexed Matt Jackson! Lee suplexed Starks and Nick Jackson with a belly-to-bellies suplex. Swerve followed up with a diving uppercut to Matt Jackson.
Matt Jackson sent Keith Lee out to the floor with a dropkick. Starks tagged himself in and he and Hobbs hit tandem offense on Swerve. Keith Lee made the tag and splashed the Bucks and then splashed Starks in the corner! Keith Lee hurled Starks at the champions!
“Keith Lee is all man and a yard wide,” said Jim Ross.
Nick Jackson jumped outside the ring but Keith Lee caught him and then powerbombed him onto Matt Jackson! Keith Lee was looking for another powerbomb but Nick Jackson escaped. Powerhouse Hobbs tagged in and he and Keith Lee collided!
Keith Lee headed up to the ropes for a superplex but Hobbs headbutted his way out of it. Hobbs crushed Lee with a frog splash!
“That’s the biggest frog splash I’ve ever seen,” said Jim Ross.
Starks walked the ropes and came off with a cutter on Nick Jackson for a near fall! Swerve and Matt grabbed tags and Swerve smashed Matt with a lariat in the face! The Bucks knocked Lee down to one knee with a superkick party! The Bucks superkicked Starks. Hobbs charged at the Bucks but inadvertently splashed ref Rick Knox!
Cutler tossed the tag belts to the Bucks but Starks used it against the Bucks after intercepting it. Matt Jackson grabbed the belt from Swerve and waffled Swerve in the head. The Bucks hit the BTE Trigger on Swerve but Starks broke up their pin attempt!
Matt Jackson ate a Swerve Stomp but the pin was broken up! Hobbs hit everyone with spinebusters right on top of Keith Lee!
“Hobbs is the man!” said Taz.
Starks speared Nick Jackson! Matt Jackson tried for a superkick but Keith Lee took Matt’s sneaker off and hit the Bucks with the sneaker as Rick Knox was distracted! Starks hit Lee in the back of the head with a rabbit punch! Swerve jumped off the chest of Keith Lee, using Lee as a launching pad, to take out the opposition outside the ring.
Inside the ring Keith Lee pounced on Starks! Swerve finished off Starks with the Swerve Stomp and then pinned Starks!
And new AEW World Tag Team Champions…Swerve In Our Glory!
Catch AEW DYNAMITE: Fyter Fest 2022 Week 2 on TBS next Wednesday live at 8/7ct from the Gas South Arena in Duluth GA!
This Friday tune in to RAMPAGE on TNT at 10pm ET as Fyter Fest continues!
And remember…the home of professional wrestling is All Elite Wrestling!
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