AEW Dynamite Results (04/26/2023)
All Elite Wrestling will deliver a star-studded show with the April 26 episode of AEW Dynamite.
Orange Cassidy will defend the AEW International Championship against Bandido, and Taya Valkyrie will challenge Jade Cargill for the TBS Championship. Plus, Sammy Guevara will take on Darby Allin in a Pillars Tournament match.
The results are as follows:
AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy (c) vs. Bandido
Bandido shows off his athleticism early on. Cassidy hits his own cartwheel. The two competitors trade arm drags. Bandido points his finger guns at Cassidy, who holsters them in his pockets. Cassidy takes control, but Bandido catches a dive attempt and slams him into the barricade. Bandido gains the upper hand and rocks Cassidy with a kick. The challenger wrenches Cassidy in a modified Stretch Muffler. Bandido dives onto Cassidy at ringside. Bandido goes for a stalling vertical suplex, but Cassidy counters it into a Stunner.
He plants Cassidy with a suplex, and both men are down. The two competitors trade blows. Bandido rocks Cassidy with two kicks. Cassidy rallies and hits a crossbody. He plants Bandido with a Michinoku Driver for a two count. Bandido catches Cassidy with a kick and drops him with another suplex. A pop-up cutter earns Bandido a two count. Bandido slams Cassidy with a one-arm press and gets a two count with a frog splash. Cassidy drills Bandido with the Orange Punch and hits the Beach Break for the win.
Winner and still AEW International Champion: Orange Cassidy
Backstage, Adam Cole vows to call out Chris Jericho later in the show. Orange Cassidy and Bandido briefly show up after Cole walks away.
Renee Paquette interviews Darby Allin and “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry. Allin says they both said some things they may not have meant last week. He asks Perry to have his back, knowing that MJF and Sammy Guevara will try to cheat him in his match tonight. Perry notes that he wished the match was between the two of them. and Allin responds by saying he’d win if it was. The two stars stare each other down as tensions continue to rise.
Dax Harwood vs. Jeff Jarrett
Jarrett and Harwood feel each other out early on. The WWE Hall of Famer gains the upper hand. Harwood drills him with some chops. Jarrett takes control, and the match spills out of the ring. The legend goes to use a chair, but Harwood blocks it. Jarrett sends Harwood sternum-first into the turnbuckle. Harwood fires up, but Jarrett stops him with a sleeper hold. Harwood rallies ad gets a two count with a diving headbutt. Dax spikes Jarrett with a piledriver. Jarrett rolls to the outside, but Harwood gets him back inside. Jarrett catapults Harwood into the corner and rolls him up for a two count. Harwood levels Jarrett with a lariat. Sonjay Dutt comes down and trips Harwood up, and Jarrett gets a two count. Harwood chases Dutt around ringside. He runs back into the ring, and Jarrett pins him with the Stoke.
Winner: Jeff Jarrett
Dutt hands Jarrett Harwood’s title belt, and Jarrett celebrates with it.
Tony Khan announces that the opening ceremonies for the Owen Hart Tournament will be held at AEW Double or Nothing. The tournament matches will be held in Canada, including Forbidden Door and the July 15 show.
Wardlow (with Arn Anderson) vs. local competitor
The TNT Champion squashes a local competitor and pins him with a Powerbomb.
Arn Anderson hypes up Wardlow after the bell and calls him AEW’s dynasty. He says nobody has what Wardlow has. Anderson says Wardlow can put AEW on his shoulders and carry it forward. The legend tells Wardlow he might have to play dirty sometimes. Christian Cage comes out alongside Luchasauru, but they stop short of getting in the ring. The duo stares Wardlow down.
Sammy Guevara is backstage, and AEW World Champion MJF walks in and hypes him up. Guevara kisses MJF’s forehead. MJF says he’s being accused of politicking for the Pillars Tournament. They both say they don’t care about that or the claim that they’re compromising the sanctity of the sport with their actions. Guevara gives MJF his own vest. MJF gives Guevara his own Burberry scarf.
RJ City is backstage, and he gets attacked by Jon Moxley. The former AEW World Champion vows that the Blackpool Combat Club will leave some scars tonight.
Pillars Tournament: Darby Allin vs. Sammy Guevara (with Tay Melo)
MJF joins the commentary team and brings a jar of pickles with him. Allin and Guevara feel each other out. The two competitors are evenly matched early on. They trade counters, and Guevara catches Allin with a dropkick. Guevera grounds Allin, but the fan-favorite rallies. Outside of the ring, Guevara slams Allin head-first into the ring post. Allin stands on Guevera in the ropes. When the referee isn’t looking, Guevara kicks Allin below the belt and dives onto him on the outside. Guevera takes control and grounds Allin. Guevara gets a table, but Allin fires back and lays him out on the table. Allin climbs up top, but Melo distracts him. Guevara capitalizes and hits a Spanish Fly for a two count. Guevara sends Allin through a table with a 630 Splash. Back in the ring, Allin rallies and hits a shotgun drop kick. MJF comes down and throws Allin’s skateboard at him. Darby catches it, and Guevara flops, making it seem like Allin hit him, The referee calls for the bell.
Winner via Disqualification: Sammy Guevara
MJF vs. Sammy Guevara is announced for AEW Double or Nothing. “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry makes the save when MJF and Guevara attack Allin. MJF grabs a microphone says Allin and Guevara are going back to the undercard because they suck. Tony Schiavone interrupts and reveals that at AEW Double or Nothing, Guevara will be part of the title match. But next week, MJF and Guevara will face Perry and Allin. If Allin and Perry win, they will be added to the title match at AEW Double Or Nothing.
MJF and Guevara leave the building, and MJF is fired up. Guevara goes to get into MJF’s car, but MJF tells him the car (which is clearly empty) is full before the champion leaves by himself.
Adam Cole comes to the ring and calls out Chris Jericho. He says Jericho crossed a line that he can’t come back from. Cole vows to hurt Jericho badly. Jericho appears on the video screen and says he won’t be fitting Cole tonight. He calls Cole a coward before he sends out the Jericho Appreciation Society. Daniel Garcia, Angelo Parker, Matt Menard, and Jake Hager attack Cole. Orange Cassidy and Bandido try to make the save, but they’re outnumbered. Suddenly, an unfamiliar theme song plays, and Roderick Strong comes to the ring. He makes the save and embraces Cole.
On the newest edition of QTV, Powerhouse Hobbs makes it clear that he’s frustrated following his loss to Wardlow. QT Marshall promises he’ll be a champion again.
TBS Championship: Jade Cargill (c) vs. Taya Valkyrie
Cargill and Valkyrie battle back and forth. The champion takes control and overpowers Valkyrie. The challenger rallies and takes the fight to Cargill. Jade dumps Valkyrie with a superplex. Valkyrie goes for the Road to Valhalla, but she hesitates because she would be disqualified if she used the move. Cargill capitalzies and rolls Valkyrie up for the win.
Winner and still TBS Champion: Jade Cargill
Valkyrie attacks Cargill, Leila Grey, and even goes after Aubrey Edwards after the bell.
Backstage, Britt Baker, alongside AEW Women’s World Champion Jamie Hayter, targets The Outcasts. They make it clear that the feud is far from over, and The Outcasts have declared war.
Kenny Omega & Konosuke Takeshita vs. The Butcher & The Blade (with The Butcher and The Blade)
Bryan Danielson joins the broadcast team for the match. Omega and Takeshita gain an early advantage. Omega goes for a dive to the outside, but Kip Sabian trips him up. He confronts Sabian, and The Butcher trucks over the former world champion. The Butcher and The Blade take control and isolate Omega. Takeshita tags in and clears house. He and Omega work like a well-oiled machine, and they score the win.
Winners: Kenny Omega & Konosuke Takeshita
Danielson walks down the ramp and calls Omehga an amateur. He claims that Omega relies on his reputation from Japan. Danielson says Takeshita would be much better off with the Blackpool Combat Club. Jon Moxley, Claudio Castagnoli, and Wheeler Yuta attack Omega and Takeshita from behind. Danielson gets a screwdriver, but the Young Bucks make the save. Omega goes to use the screwdriver, but Takeshita stops him.
The distraction lets the Blackpool Combat Club gain the upper hand, and they leave The Elite lying. Danielson raises Takeshita’s hand, seemingly inviting him into the BCC. Takeshita refuses, so the group attacks him. Danielson gouges Takeshita with a screwdriver and busts him open in the process. The Elite checks on Takeshita as the show ends.