AEW Dynamite Results (01/11/2023)
Jon Moxley vs. Hangman Page
Page and Moxley take the fight to each other and duke it out. Moxley gains an early advantage. Page rallies and goes for a Buckshot Lariat, but Moxley has it scouted, as he knocks Page to the outside. They brawl on the floor, and Page drills Moxley with a lariat. Moxley responds with a ferocious clothesline of his own. “The Purveyor of Violence” grounds and pounds Page. The two foes trade blows, and neither man gives in. Hangman slams Mox. Page nails Moxley with a lariat and rocks him with a boot. He hits a diving moonsault to the outside. Moxley counters the Buckshot Lariat into a Death Rider for a two count. Mox elbows Page repeatedly and goes for the Bulldog Choke. Hangman escapes, and Mox hits a piledriver, but Page kicks out at one. The former champions keep exchanging bombs. Page levels Mox with one lariat and hits the Buckshot Lariat for the win.
Winner: Hangman Page
The ringside doctor checks on Moxley after the match, as he’s seemingly hurt.
Tony Schiavone is in the ring, and he introduces the returning Adam Cole.
Cole says it’s storytime, and he has good news and bad news. He says he has a new appreciation for pro wrestling and his life in general. Cole says all he ever wanted to do was be a pro wrestler, and he has gotten to do that in the best wrestling company on the planet. Cole makes it clear that he was really banged up, and he had two back-to-back “very serious head injuries”. He says he was seeing doctors multiple times a week, and he was going through a rough time. Cole describes how he had anxiety, and he couldn’t sleep, and he’d look at Britt Baker and tell her he didn’t know what was happening. He says the fans have been there for him, and he is eternally grateful for that. Cole then shifts to the bad news.
He says the bad news is for the AEW locker room because Adam Cole is back. Cole says he’s not going anywhere, and he thought his career was over, but he’s back, and he’s not done yet. He says he won’t stop until he’s the best, and this is the birth of the new Adam Cole. Cole vows to climb to the top of the mountain.
Backstage, The Acclaimed preview their plans for AEW Rampage; they say they’re getting Hollywood stars on the Walk of Fame.
JungleHOOK (HOOK and “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry) vs. Big Bill & Lee Moriarty (with Stokely Hathaway)
Perry starts the bout with Moriarty and quickly gains the upper hand. HOOK tags in and double-teams Moriarty with Jungle Boy. He grounds Lee and goes for an arm-bar, and Moriarty escapes. HOOK and Perry maintain the advantage. Perry dives onto Big Bill, and the powerhouse catches him, but HOOK breaks it up. Big Bill takes control. He overpowers Perry, and The Firm members isolate the former tag team champion. Perry rallies and powerbombs Moriarty. HOOK makes the hot tag and clears house with a flurry of offense. He squares up to Big Bill, and Jungle Boy tags in. HOOK suplexes the big man. Jungle Boy locks Moriarty in the Snare Trap and makes him tap out.
Winners: JungleHOOK (HOOK and “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry)
Backstage, Orange Cassidy is doing an interview, and Paul Walter Hauser shows up. He says he has a surprise in store for AEW Rampage. Hauser asks Cassidy if things are okay between him and Best Friends. He says they are as Trent Beretta and Chuck Taylor show up to seemingly show that’s the case.
Backstage, Renee Paquette discusses the history of Game Sevens in The Forum, the former home of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Bryan Danielson vs. Konosuke Takeshita
Before the match, AEW World Champion MJF comes to the ring and says “Konichiwa, bud” to Takeshita. He says he hasn’t seen any of Takeshita’s stuff and makes fun of the fan-favorite’s name. Takeshita responds, and MJF tells him to speak “American”. Takeshita shoves MJF, and the champion tells the referee to hold Takeshita back. MJF brings up his Iron Match Match against Bryan Danielson and says he can last an hour, and fans can ask their mom or their sister about that. He calls himself the real Iron Man of Professional Wrestling. MJF says he’s about “pinning shoulders on mats and banging rats”. MJF then turns his attention to Ken Jeong, who’s in the crowd, and roasts him before he brings up Freddie Prinze Jr. (also in the crowd) and says, “You ain’t nothing more than a Scooby-Doob-ie Douchebag.” Bryan Danielson runs to the ring and chases MJF away.
Danielson and Takeshita feel each other out as the match begins. Danielson takes Takeshita to the mat puts him in the Surfboard stretch. Takeshita gains the upper hand and drills Danielson with a shot to the face. The two stars trade strikes. Takeshita takes control again. Danielson goes for the LeBell Lock, but Takeshita reaches the ropes. Takeshita hits a Blue Thunder Bomb for a two count. He drills Danielson with stiff strikes. Danielson floors him with an elbow strike. Danielson controls the action, but Takeshita takes him down with a lariat off the top. Danielson hits his running knee strike off the apron. He lands awkwardly on his knee. Takeshita hits a brainbuster on the floor. Danielson blocks a senton and traps Takeshita in the LeBell Lock, but he reaches the ropes again. Takeshita drills Danielson with an elbow strike, and Danielson fires back. They trade strikes. Danielson blocks a knee strike and elbows Takeshita. A wheelbarrow suplex earns Takeshita a two count.
Danielson hits the running knee strike for a two count. He stomps Takeshita and locks in the Regal Stretch. Takeshita is out, and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Bryan Danielson
Backstage, Juice Robinson is asked about his goals. He says he’s here to kick ass and take names, and he also wants to win gold. He challenges Darby Allin to a TNT Championship match on Rampage.
Toni Storm & Saraya vs. Britt Baker & Jamie Hayter (with Rebel)
Hayter and Storm start the match and feel each other out. Storm hits the champion with a series of strikes. Hayter fires back, but Storm dumps her to the floor. Saraya dives onto Hayter and takes control. Saraya and Storm go for a double suplex, but Hayter counters and takes them both down. Baker tags in and drops Storm with a neckbreaker onto the floor. Saraya slams Hayter into the steps as the teams fight at ringside. Hikaru Shida comes down the ramp and stands at ringside. Baker takes control and grounds Storm in the ring. She suplexes Storm and maintains the advantage. Hayter and Baker continue to isolate Storm. Saraya tags in and clears house with a flurry of offense. She hits the Nightcap for a two count. Saraya drills Baker with a knee strike for a two count. Saraya tags Storm, who hits a running hip attack and a tornado DDT. Hayter breaks up a submission hold with a big boot. Baker and Hayter gang up on Storm in the corner.
Hayter nails Saraya with a cheap shot. Baker hits an avalanche Air Raid Crash for a two count. Baker and Hayter double-team Storm. Saraya breaks up the pin. Strom drops Hayter with the Storm Zero, but Baker breaks up the pin. Storm kicks Baker after she takes Saraya down. Hayter and Storm trade blows until they both fall down. Rebel gets on the apron, and Shida slides the kendo stick into the ring. Baker hits Storm with it, and Hayter scores the win with a lariat.
Winners: Britt Baker & Jamie Hayter (with Rebel)
Shida looks shocked after the match.
Eddie Kingston and Ortiz struggle to get along in a promo for their match with the Kings of the Black Throne.
In-Ring Segment: Jericho Appreciation Society
Chris Jericho and the JAS hype themselves up and discuss their appearance at PWG. Jericho says the Ricky Starks Experiment is over. Starks and Action Andretti interrupt. Andretti tells Jericho to shut up after the former champion says he should go back to the minor leagues. Andretti threatens to shove Jericho’s baseball bat up his ass. Andretti says Guevara can’t even control his own wife. Starks tells Jericho to move to the side and focuses on Hager. He calls Hager a “dumb, purple helmet-wearing idiot.” Starks says it’s a shame Hager is the village idiot now. Hager vows to slap Starks’ face off of his face. Starks responds by saying Hager will be getting in the ring with someone who is “absolute” next week.
Best of 7 Series Final – Escalera de la Muerte (Ladder Match) for the AEW World Trios Championship: Death Triangle (c) (Penta Oscuro, Rey Fenix & PAC) vs. The Elite (Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks)
The match quickly breaks down into a fight. Bodies are flying as the foes trade fast-paced offense. PAC drops Nick Jackson with a cutter, and Fenix hits a splash. Fenix dives onto Omega at ringside, but Nick dives right onto him. Omega drops Penta with a snap dragon. PAC hits a shotgun dropkick. Omega plants him with a snap dragon. Omega goes for a dive and he crashes through a table. Matt sends PAC through another table with a dive. The Lucha Brothers take control. The Young Bucks rally, and Nick dives onto Fenix on the outside. Matt sends Penta crashing onto a ladder. Fenix hits a hurricanrana onto Nick on a ladder, and both men land awkwardly.
Omega stops PAC from climbing a ladder, but PAC drops him with a Poison-rana. The Lucha Brothers hit the Fear Factor on Omega. Fenix dives onto Nick at ringside. The Young Bucks keep fighting, and Matt suplexes Fenix onto a ladder. Matt goes to climb the ladder, but Alex Abrahantes stops him. Cutler sprays him with his bottle, and Omega drills Alex with a V-Trigger. PAC uses the hammer on Omega and hits the Falcon Arrow on the floor. PAC and Matt battle on the top of the ladder. Penta hits a piledriver on a ladder. Omega meets Fenix at the top of the ladder. Omega blocks the Black Arrow by getting the knees up. Omega climbs the ladder and unhooks the titles to win the match.
Winners and new AEW World Tag Team Champions: The Elite (Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks)