AEW Dynamite Results (05/24/2023)
All Elite Wrestling presented a star-studded show with the May 24 episode of AEW Dynamite.
The go-home show for AEW Double or Nothing featured three title matches. Plus, Adam Cole and Chris Jericho signed the contract for their match at AEW Double or Nothing.
''It was 23-man effort'' O'Gara after back-to-back Champions Cup titles
The results are as follows:
AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy (c) vs. Kyle Fletcher
Fletcher takes the fight to Cassidy and drops him with a brainbuster. The challenger sends Cassidy to the outside and dives onto him. He continues to control the action. Cassidy shoves Fletcher off the top rope and onto the apron. The champion hits the Beach Break on the outside. Cassidy and Fletcher trade kicks. Fletcher gains the upper hand and hits a stalling vertical suplex. Cassidy heads to the outside to regroup. He gets in the ring and rolls back out as he plays head games with Fletcher. Cassidy catches Fletcher with the Stun-dog Millionaire and gets a two count with a DDT. Fletcher rocks Cassidy with a kick. He drills Cassidy with an elbow strike. Cassidy dumps Fletcher with a brainbuster.
Cassidy gets a two count with a Michinoku Driver. Fletcher gets a two count of his own with a spinning Tombstone. He slams Cassidy off the top rope for another two count. Cassidy spikes Fletcher with a DDT. The champion counters a Tombstone into a pin for the win.
Winner and still AEW International Champion: Orange Cassidy
Ricky Starks is announced for the Blackjack Battle Royale. In an interview, he is asked about getting disqualified last week, and he says he’s taking matters into his own hands because he has nothing to lose. Starks gets attacked by Jay White and Juice Robinson. White hits Starks with a chair. White makes it clear that they’re not done with Starks yet.
In a promo, “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry discusses his journey to the main event of AEW Double or Nothing. He emphasizes his passion for wrestling and vows to win the AEW World Championship.
In-Ring Segment: FTR
AEW World Tag Team Champions FTR (Dax Harwood and Cash Wheler) come to the ring. Wheeler says Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal are smart and lucky, but their luck will run out at AEW Double or Nothing. Harwood doesn’t blame Jarrett for attaching his name to FTR, but he says some rejects from TNA won’t be the head of the tag team division. Harwood calls Karen Jarrett a bitch and says Jarrett should call Dixie Carter to make sure he has job security. Mark Briscoe comes out, and Wheeler tells him that they’d go to hell and back for him.
Mark says they’re blood brothers for life. He asks Harwood what his piledriver was all about, and Harwood apologizes. Harwood tells Briscoe to shake his hand, and he refuses. Harwood insists, and Briscoe slaps him. Wheeler holds Harwood back as Briscoe leaves. Mark shoves Jeff Jarrett down as he comes out. He tells Lethal he’s getting tired of this “bullsh—.”
In an interview, Sammy Guevara is told that MJF’s offer to lay down at AEW Double or Nothing. Guevara turns it down, as he says he can’t be bought. He says he’s going to take the title from MJF.
AEW Trios Championship: House of Black (Malakai Black, Brody King & Buddy Matthews) (c) vs. AR Fox, Blake Christian & Metalik
Matthews gains an early advantage. King tags in and overpowers Christian. Black drills Metalik with a knee strike. Metalik tags King and Black down with a dive off the ropes. Christian and Metalik dive onto Black and Matthews. King is left alone with Fox, who rocks him with some kicks. King levels Fox with a forearm. Fox sends King to the outside. The two trios brawl at ringside, and Fox dives onto everyone. Matthews takes control and locks in an inverted Texas Cloverleaf. Christian and Metalik try to break it up, but Black and King take them out, so Fox taps.
Winners and still AEW Trios Champions: House of Black (Malakai Black, Brody King & Buddy Matthews)
Backstage, the Blackpool Combat Club hype up the Anarchy in the Arena match at AEW Double or Nothing. Jon Moxley says nobody in the world is better at wrestling than them. He says the BCC will deliver on Sunday, and the difference between professionals and amateurs will be clear.
In-Ring Segment: MJF
MJF mocks the Nevada crowd and says they might have to change the name to Virgin Vegas. He cites Darby Allin’s goal to climb Mount Everest and says he wishes he would do it with his shoes tied together. He highlights the importance of the title match and says the Four Pillars have been there since day one. MJF says nobody knew who they were four years, but now they have given them the best matches and moments in AEW. MJF says the Pillars are AEW. He then says he doesn’t want to be anymore, as he’s bored and sick of this place. He says he’s tired of the lack of competition and respect. MJF brings up his looming free agency and says Tony Khan is hitting the panic button. He claims everyone desperately wants someone to take the title off of him. MJF says he might take his ball and go home. As for AEW Double or Nothing, he says none of his opponents are on his level.
Darby Allin comes out and says he has lost a lot in life, but he knows who he is and where he’s going. He looks back on people telling him not to expect much in life. Allin says he used to clean toilets, but he was meant for more than that. He reflects on his journey to his point. Allin says AEW lets him live the way he wants to live. Allin tells MJF he wants to be the face of AEW, and to do that, he needs to win the title. He says he’s going to win the title on Sunday. MJF kicks him below the belt, but before he can attack Allin more, Sammy Guevara makes the save. MJF runs away. “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry comes out and drops MJF with a clothesline.
In a promo, Wardlow and Arn Anderson discuss the TNT Championship Ladder Match at AEW Double or Nothing.
Taya Valkyrie vs. Lady Frost
Valkyrie and Frost lock up and feel each other out. Valkyrie takes control and floors Frost with a lariat. Frost dodges Valkyrie and sends her shoulder-first into the ring post. Valkyrie nails Frost with a clothesline. Jade Cargill comes to the stage to watch the match. Frost and Valkyrie keep going back and forth. Valkyrie drops Frost with a spear. A sit-out slam earns Valkyrie a two count. Valkyrie catches Frost and hits her with a back breaker. Valkyrie scores the win with the Road to Valhalla.
Winner: Taya Valkyrie
Backstage, AEW CEO Tony Khan confirms that the first episode of AEW Collision will be at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
In-Ring Segment: Adam Cole and Chris Jericho
Jericho and Adam Cole come to the ring to sign the contract for their match at AEW Double or Nothing. Cole calls Jericho a scumbag and a disgusting human being. He vows to beat the living hell out of Jericho. Cole says the blood won’t be on AEW’s hands, it will be on his, and that’s just the way he likes it. He tells Jericho that he’s going to break his legs, shatter his jaw, and break his hands. Jericho plays the clip of Saraya attacking Britt Baker and questions what kind of a man would let that happen to the love of his life.
Jericho dares Cole to hit him, and Roderick Strong holds him back. Jericho says he’s going to knock Cole’s teeth down his throat. He says Cole can’t beat him, and he knows it. Jericho says the Jericho Appreciation Society will have the numbers advantage, so he made a phone call to someone who is “homicidal.” Sabu comes out and stands in Cole’s corner. Sabu drops Matt Menard when he tries to attack, and the JAS feels.
A video package hypes up the AEW Women’s World Championship match between Jamie Hayter and Toni Storm.
Roderick Strong vs. Daniel Garcia
Strong and Garcia trade technical holds. They exchange stiff chops. Strong drops Garcia with a backbreaker. Garcia takes control and sends Strong into the steel steps. Back in the ring, he grounds Strong and targets his leg. Strong counters a suplex and fires up with a flurry of offense. he slams Garcia to the mat. Strong catches Garcia with a backbreaker for a two count. Garcia fires back with some strikes. Strong gets the win with the End of Heartache.
Winner: Roderick Strong
Willow Nightingale’s NJPW STRONG Women’s Championship win over Mercedes Moné at NJPW Resurgence is highlighted in a video package, and Willow says she wants to prove how strong she is.
ROH World Tag Team Championship: The Lucha Brothers (Rey Fenix & Penta El Zero Miedo) (with Alex Abrahantes) vs. Blackpool Combat Club (Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta)
The two teams quickly come to blows. The Lucha Brothers gain the upper hand, and Penta dives onto their opponents at ringside. Fenix follows suit. Claudio takes control with a lariat. Penta drops him with a slingblade. Yuta breaks up a double-team move. Castagnoli drills Fenix with an uppercut and overpowers him. The Blackpool Combat Club duo gangs up on Fenix and keeps him grounded. Fenix rallies, but Castagnoli puts him in the Swing. The Lucha Brothers take control, but Castagnoli knocks Penta off the apron. Claudio drills Fenix with an uppercut, and Yuta gets a two count with a splash. Abrahantes distracts the referee, and Fenix rocks Yuta with a kick. Penta tags in when the referee isn’t looking. The Young Bucks hold Claudio back, and the Lucha Brothers get the win with the Fear Factor.
Winners and still ROH World Tag Team Championship: The Lucha Brothers (Rey Fenix & Penta El Zero Miedo)
Jon Moxley and Bryan Danielson come down to the ring, and the Young Bucks escape in the crowd. Moxley gets a microphone and tells them that they will get “plastered” at AEW Double or Nothing. Moxley says it will be the wildest and most violent match in AEW history.