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  • Writer's pictureCarlos Astorga

AEW Dynamite Live Results (04/17/2024)

This week’s episode of AEW Dynamite kicks off with the return of the newly crowned IWGP World Heavyweight Champion, Jon Moxley.

A huge mixed tag team match is set for tonight, as Willow Nightingale joins forces with TNT Champion Adam Copeland to square off with TBS Champion Julia Hart and Brody King. King blindsided Copeland with an attack last Wednesday on "Dynamite" following the latter's successful title defense against Penta El Zero Miedo as Hart stood by. Nightingale then blindsided Hart heading into their upcoming TBS Championship match at AEW Dynasty.

Before he goes head-to-head with Bryan Danielson this coming Sunday, Will Ospreay will be going one-on-one with Danielson's Blackpool Combat Club teammate Claudio Castagnoli. This will be the first time ever that Castagnoli and Ospreay have encountered one another in the ring.

Speaking of Blackpool Combat Club, another member of the group will be making an appearance on tonight's show, as Jon Moxley has something on his mind to share. Moxley dethroned Tetsuya Naito as IWGP World Heavyweight Champion this past Friday at New Japan Pro-Wrestling's Windy City Riot event.

After defeating Anna Jay in singles competition on last week's edition of "Dynamite", Mariah May looks to emerge victorious once again tonight as she collides with Deonna Purrazzo. Purrazzo and May are no strangers to one another, with tensions between the pair stemming from Purrazzo's ongoing issues with reigning AEW Women's World Champion Toni Storm.

Additionally, AEW World Champion Samoa Joe and Swerve Strickland both have something on their minds to share ahead of their title match at Dynasty. FTW Champion HOOK and Chris Jericho are also set to have a conversation with Taz, and AEW Continental Champion Kazuchika Okada will also be joining forces with The Young Bucks for the first time since the "Dynamite" Big Business special as they face the aforementioned Penta, PAC, and Daniel Garcia.

We are live! Excalibur, Taz, and Tony Schiavone greet audiences at home as Jon Moxley makes his way down to the ring.

We Hear From Jon Moxley

Moxley says one of the first titles he won was in a community center from Indianapolis, then says he never had help. He says people have told him what he can and can't do all his career, then says his message is to watch him. He points to his IWGP World Heavyweight Championship, and says it's stepped in history. He says he's been chasing it for 5 years, and he's gone thousands of miles across the ocean. He says at one point, people said him holding the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship was impossible, but he knew he wasn't. He points to his heart, then says it's about what's in there. He says it's all about how hard you can push when your back is against the wall.

Moxley addresses The Don Callis Family, then calls Don Callis a creep. He says he is feeding his fellow stable members lies, then says they put a hit out on Bryan Danielson this past Saturday on "AEW Collision" after Konosuke Takeshita blindsided him following Kyle Fletcher and Powerhouse Hobbs tag team match against him and Claudio Castagnoli. He says of you target Danielson, you may as well target him as well. He tells The Don Callis Family he'll be in the arena all night, then challenges Hobbs to a match next Wednesday. He says he will drag Hobbs to the deepest waters, and says he will know the difference between the two of them, as well as the fact that Callis is feeding him lies.

Willow Nightingale and Adam Copeland vs. Julia Hart and Brody King

Adam Copeland then makes his way down to the ring. Willow Nightingale's music hits, but she doesn't appear. We see her backstage grabbing her neck as it appears attacked her as Stokely Hathaway, Kris Statlander, and a medical official check on her. Brody King then appears behind Copeland and attacks him as Julia Hart appears on the ramp. King delivers a running crossbody that sandwiches Copeland between himself and the barricade. King then gets inside the ring, and Copeland crawls in to join him.

The bell rings and King delivers a splash to him in the corner. He follows it up with a chop.

Back from the break, King rains down right hands on Copeland in the corner. The pair teeter on the middle rope before Copeland lands a right hand on King that knocks him off the ropes. He then delivers a crossbody, but King responds with a chop. Copeland connects with a boot on King, then lands a blockbuster off the top. He sets up for a spear, but King turns him inside out with a clothesline. He looks to land a cannonball in the corner, but Copeland moves out of the way.

Nightingale storms down to the ring. She rallies Copeland, then tags herself in. Nightingale delivers a crossbody to King, and Copeland follows it up with a spear to him. Nightingale delivers a cannonball to King in the corner, but Hart gets inside the ring and clocks her with a chain as the referee is distracted while checking on King. Hart then locks in Hartless on Nightingale, and Nightingale taps.

Winners: Julia Hart and Brody King

After the match, Mercedes Mone makes her way down to the ring with a chair in hand. Hart and King slide out of the ring before she can use it on them and retreat up the ramp. Nightingale and Mone have a tense moment before Copeland shakes Mone's hand.

Back from the break, we see The Elite interrupt a video package hyping up their Ladder Match in the finals of the AEW World Tag Team Championship Tournament against FTR at AEW Dynasty. Matthew and Nicholas Jackson tell FTR to watch them in their upcoming six man tag team match before Kazuchika Okada warns PAC ahead of their AEW Continental Championship match on Sunday. The trio make their way down to the ring, and PAC, Penta El Zero Miedo, Alex Abrantes, and Daniel Garcia follow.

The Elite vs. Penta El Zero Miedo, PAC and Daniel Garcia (w/ Alex Abrahantes)

PAC and Okada begin the action. The bell ring and The Bucks clock PAC from behind as Okada clock Penta and Garcia off the paron. Nicholas tags in, and PAC fires off kicks on him. He connects with a dropkick, then tags in Penta. Penta and PAC deliver a moonsault-leg drop combination to Nicholas, and Okada blindsides him while the referee is distracted by keeping PAC out of the ring. Matthew becomes legal and wears down Penta, then tags Nicholas back in. Matthew charges at Penta, but Penta sends him crashing out of the ring. He delivers a kick to Nicholas' midsection, then tags in Garcia.

Garcia delivers a double underhook suplex to Nicholas, then rains down right hands on him in the corner. He runs the ropes, but Okada pulls him out of the ring. Garcia connects with right hands on Nicholas and Penta on the outside.

Back from the break, Garcia fires off chops on Okada and Nicholas. He delivers a suplex to Nicholas in the ring, then tags in Matthew. He grabs a mic and tells Garcia to show him something. He asks him to show him why they hired him, and Garcia lands a back suplex. PAC tags in and levels Matthew with a right hand. He follows it up with a back elbow and a German suplex, then lands one on an interfering Nicholas. He sends The Bucks out of the ring, then flies off the ropes to level him. He calls for Okada to get in the ring, but Matthew clocks him from behind. Okada tags in, and The Elite triple team on PAC.

Okada lands a belly to back piledriver-backbreaker combination to PAC. Penta tags in and plants Okada, then pins him. Nicholas breaks the fall and delivers a double suplex to Penta with Matthew, but Garcia gets in the ring to take them down. PAC fires off forearms on Okada, then connects with a superkick. He ascends to the top, but Matthew trips him while the referee isn't looking.

Garcia tags in and fires off forearms on Okada. Okada delivers a dropkick, but Garcia executes a jackknife pin. Okada kicks out, then delivers a Tombstone to Garcia. An interfering Penta looks to land a Sling Blade on him, but Okada levels him with a Tombstone. Okada then tags in and lands The Rainmaker for the win.

Winners: The Elite

After the match, The Bucks hit Garcia with an EVP Trigger. Matthew goes after Penta, and a ladder is introduced into the ring. Garcia gets sandwiched between a ladder, and Nicholas ascends to the top. PAC knocks him off with the ring bell hammer.

Back from the break, Chris Jericho makes his way down to the ring. HOOK follows and Taz is already waiting in the ring.

Chris Jericho and HOOK Chat With Taz

Taz says he's in the ring to make sure everything goes nice and easy. Jericho then thanks Taz and HOOK for meeting with him, and says he wants to clarify a few things. He says Katsuyori Shibata was collateral damage, and he felt like HOOK wasn't listening to him. He calls himself "the Greatest of All Time", and says everyone that's listened to him has found great success. He says he know he can get HOOK to the top, and asks HOOK if he's ready to sit under the brilliant branches of the learning tree.

HOOK tells Jericho no, and Jericho asks what he means. HOOK tells Jericho he doesn't need his help, and Taz interrupts him. Jericho cuts Taz off, and says he needs to rid HOOK of negative influences in his life. Taz tries to get Jericho to calm down, and Jericho stops him. Jericho tells HOOK he's not ready and not as good as he thinks he is. Taz tries calming Jericho down once again, and Jericho shoves him.

HOOK gets in Jericho's face, and tells him he crossed a line. He says he'll show Jericho he is at any time and any place, and HOOK tells Jericho to get out of his ring. Jericho then leaves the ring.

We then head over to a video of Renee Paquette sitting down with Swerve Strickland to discuss Samoa Joe ahead of their upcoming AEW World Championship match at Dynasty.

Mariah May, Toni Storm, and Luther then makes their way down to the ring. Deonna Purrazzo follows. 

Deonna Purrazzo vs. Mariah May (w/ Toni Storm and Luther)

The bell rings and the two lock up. Purrazzo delivers a Side Russian Leg Sweep to May and looks to lock in her signature arm bar. May avoids it and ends up on the outside, and Purrazzo looks to level her. Storm helps May move out of the way, and May begins beating down Purrazzo. Purrazzo lands a hanging DDT on May, then ascends to the top. May sends her crashing to the outside.

Back from the break, Purrazzo levels May before the two go back and forth with forearm strikes. May connects with a forearm, but Purrazzo cinches in the Fujiwara Armbar. May escapes and delivers a headbutt, then connects with a Hip Attack. May then delivers a Tornado DDT and pins Purrazzo, but Purrazzo counters into a pin of her own for the win.

Winner: Deonna Purrazzo

After the match, Storm and May beat down Purrazzo but Thunder Rosa runs down to the ring to even the odds and takes both of them out. Purrazzo and Rosa then begin shoving each other, and May pulls Purrazzo out of the ring. The pair begin brawling on the outside as Rosa puts lipstick on Storm while holding her in place.

We then head backstage to Renee Paquette and The Bang Bang Gang. Jay White challenges The Acclaimed and Billy Gunn to a Winner Take All match for the AEW World Trios Championship and the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship at Dynasty.

Back from the break, The Acclaimed and Billy accept The Bang Bang Gang's Dynasty challenge, and make their challenge of their own to two members of The Bang Bang Gang to a tag team match at "Collision".

Back at ringside, Orange Cassidy makes his way down to the ring. Shane Taylor Promotions follows.

Orange Cassidy vs. Shane Taylor (w/ Shane Taylor Promotions)

The bell rings and Cassidy lands a pair of dropkicks on Taylor. Cassidy looks to land a Tornado DDT, but Taylor counters into a hanging neckbreaker using the top rope. Lee Moriarty beats down Cassidy on the outside as Taylor distracts the referee, then tosses him back in the ring. Taylor then lands a chop on Cassidy.

Back from the break, Cassidy sends Taylor's head bouncing off the top turnbuckle and clocks him with right hands. Anthony Ogogo and Moriarty try to interfere as Cassidy teeters on the top rope, but Cassidy fights them off. Cassidy connects with a Stun-Dog Millionaire on Taylor, then delivers tope suicidas to Moriarty and Ogogo on the outside. He looks to land Orange Punch on Taylor, but Taylor avoids it.

Cassidy lands an Orange Punch on Taylor, but Taylor connects with an open palm strike. Cassidy then lands a second Orange Punch for the win.

Winner: Orange Cassidy

After the match, Moriarty holds Cassidy in place as Ogogo lands a right hand on Cassidy. Ogogo and Moriarty hold Cassidy in place, and FTR look to run down to the ring to help out Cassidy. A hooded figure clocks both Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler with a chair, and reveals themself to be Trent Beretta. Shane Taylor Promotions continues to beat down Cassidy, and drapes a flag with their logo on top of Cassidy.

Will Ospreay then makes his way down to the ring. Claudio Castagnoli follows. 

Will Ospreay vs. Claudio Castagnoli

The bell rings and Castagnoli lands an uppercut on Ospreay. He goes for a pin, but Ospreay kicks out. Ospreay looks to land a hurricanrana, but Castagnoli catches him and connects with a backbreaker. Ospreay lands a series of chops on Castagnoli, but Castagnoli levels him and delivers a hurricanrana off the middle rope. He delivers a kick to Castagnoli on the outside and looks to fly, but Castagnoli moves out of the way.

Ospreay connects with a right hand on Castagnoli off the barricade, then sends Castagnoli's face bouncing off the apron and gets him back inside the ring. He looks to fly back inside, but Castagnoli catches him with a right hand and a double stomp. He follows it up with a backbreaker before the two exchange strikes. Ospreay delivers a hurricanrana to Castagnoli, then looks to land a crossbody on him over the top rope. He then sends Ospreay crashing into the ring apron spine first.

Back from the break, Ospreay levels Castagnoli and lands a forearm on him off the top rope. He locks in a Sharpshooter, but Castagnoli counters into a Sharpshooter of his own. Ospreay crawls to the bottom rope, but Castagnoli transitions into a crossface. Ospreay counters into a pinfall, and Castagnoli kicks out.

Ospreay looks for the Os Cutter, but Castagnoli avoids it. Ospreay then delivers a powerbomb and fires off kicks before Castagnoli fires off right hands on his midsection in the corner. Castagnoli levels Ospreay, but Ospreay kips up and lands an enzuigiri. Castagnoli connects with a Death Valley Driver, but Ospreay catches him with a Spanish Fly. Castagnoli lands a pop-up uppercut, then looks to execute The Swing. Ospreay escapes with a Tornado DDT and a modified Phoenix Splash. He then connects with an elbow to the back to Castagnoli's head for the win.

Winner: Will Ospreay

After the match, The Don Callis Family appears and beats down Castagnoli. Jon Moxley's music hits, and he appears through the crowd and fights off The Don Callis Family. Ospreay storms to the back as The Don Callis Family retreats up the ramp.

Swerve Strickland Calls Out Samoa Joe

Swerve Strickland and Prince Nana then make their way down to the ring, and Strickland says Renee Paquette was asked how he was going to beat Samoa Joe for the AEW World Championship. He reminds Joe of what happened last week during their contract signing, and calls Joe out to the ring.

Joe's music hits, and he makes his way out as security guards try to stop him. Strickland continues to invite Joe into the ring, then delivers a Swerve Stomp off the top rope to all the guards on the outside. He stares down Joe, and the two begin to brawl. Joe tosses Strickland into the ring steps, then dumps him into the ring. Strickland delivers a boot to Joe and follows it up with the House Call, then ascends to the top. Joe trips Strickland and delivers the Muscle Buster to him.

Joe grabs the AEW World Championship and stands over Strickland. He holds up his title as the show goes off the air.


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