AEW Dynamite Results (07/20/2022)
AEW will deliver a star-studded show with the “Fyter Fest Week 2” edition of AEW Dynamite on July 20.
The results are as follows:
Brody King vs. Darby Allin (with Sting)
Allin takes the fight to King and dives onto him. Outside of the ring, King slams Allin into the barricade. The big man floors Allin with a lariat and chops him. King crushes Allin with a senton and chops him in the corner. He throws the former TNT Champion to the mat like a ragdoll. King throws Allin into the barricade as he continues to dominate. He keeps overpowering Allin and dumps him out of the ring. A few minutes later, a chop sends Allin tumbling out of the ring. Allin uses his belt to trip King and drag him out of the ring. He punches the big man and dives onto him with a cannonball. King goes for a sleeper and blasts Allin with some chops. Allin dodges a cannonball and hits a Code Red for a two count.
He locks in a choke, but King gets out of it by slamming his opponent into the corner. Allin rams King’s arm and neck into the steel turnbuckle. King locks in a sleeper and seemingly chokes Allin out. Allin narrowly avoids getting counted out, but King hits the Gonzo Bomb for the win.
Winner: Brody King
After the match, King locks in a sleeper, but Sting comes out to stop him. They brawl, and the lights go out. When they come back on, Malakai Black is in the ring, and he’s staring down Sting. King chokes out Sting as Black mists “The Icon.” Miro comes to the stage and stares down Black.
Backstage, Cole Karter starts to discuss his journey to AEW Dynamite. Ricky Starks says that, last time they saw Karter, he was swimming with the fishes. Now, he’s swimming with the sharks. Karter says he’s going to beat Starks tonight.
Best Friends (Trent Beretta and Chuck Taylor) (with Orange Cassidy) vs. Blackpool Combat Club (Jon Moxley and Wheeler Yuta)
Moxley and Beretta start the match and feel each other out. They trade blows, and Moxley hits a dragon screw. Yuta tags in and squares off with his former stablemate, who tags out to Taylor. The latter gains the upper hand. Beretta takes Yuta down and punches him. Yuta returns the favor, and they exchange strikes to the face. Beretta suplexes Yuta and punches him while he’s in the ropes. Outside the ring, Taylor slams Yuta into the barricade. The Best Friends take control and isolate Yuta. Moxley tags in and clears house. He throws Taylor onto the timekeeper’s table. Moxley stomps Beretta and tags Yuta. Taylor spikes Moxley with a piledriver. The Best Friends hit two piledrivers on Yuta.
The ROH Pure Champion drops Beretta with a German suplex. All four men are down after Moxley and Taylor clothesline each other. Yuta chops Beretta and locks in a guillotine on Taylor. Moxley locks Taylor in a Figure-Four outside the ring. Taylor suplexes Yuta into the corner. Yuta rolls through a pin and gets the three count with the Seatbelt.
Winners: Blackpool Combat Club (Jon Moxley and Wheeler Yuta)
A video package hypes up Claudio’s ROH World Title match against Jonathan Gresham.
The broadcast team hypes up next week’s show while a shark mascot stands alongside them.
Swerve In Our Glory Championship Celebration
Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee come to the ring to celebrate their tag title win. The fans chant “you deserve it.” Rapper Kevin Gates is sitting in the crowd, and Swerve Strickland gives him a shoutout. Lee takes off his sweatshirt and reveals their new t-shirt. Lee says they appreciate the fans because their support helped the duo ascend to the top of the division. He says they don’t look down, so anybody that wants a shot better reach. Lee says their title reign will be limitless.
Mark Sterling interrupts. Alongside Tony Nese, he says they got lucky when they won the titles. Nese has the petition to remove Strickland from AEW, and Sterling says it’s almost complete. He asks Kevin Gates to sign the petition. Gates refuses. and Sterling says his music sucks. Gates hops the barricade, and Nese gets in his face. Gates punches him, and Strickland smashes a cake in Sterling’s face.
Backstage, John Silver and Alex Reynolds are backstage with The Butcher and The Blade. Silver says he’s the “meat man”, so his favorite wrestler. He gives him a “Butch” shirt. The Bytcher and The Blade attack the duo, but Hangman Page makes the save after Reynolds gets thrown into a brick wall.
Christian Cage and Luchasaurus vs. The Varsity Blonds (Brian Pillman Jr. and Griff Garrison)
Pillman Jr. and Cage start the match, but the veteran immediately tags Luchasaurus. The big man overpowers Pillman. Garrison tags in and double-teams Luchasaurus with Pillman, but the powerhouse overwhelms the duo. Luchasaurus chokeslams Garrison onto Pillman, and Cage pins the latter.
Winners: Christian Cage and Luchasaurus
After the match, Jungle Boy comes to the ring with a chair. He gets in Luchasaurus’ face and raises a chair. The dinosaur steps aside and stands by his partner. Jungle Boy chases Cage through the crowd and out of the arena.
Backstage, The Gunn Club addresses The Acclaimed’s challenge. Colten says they carried The Acclaimed, but now they’ve cut the duo out of their lives. Austin says he wants to face Caster in a rap battle on Rampage, and the winner gets to pick the stipulations for their match.
FTW Championship: Ricky Starks (c) (with Powerhouse Hobbs) vs. Cole Karter
The two men feel each other out early on. Karter gains the upper hand with a diving crossbody, sending Starks to the outside. Starks hits a stun gun and stomps on the challenger. “The Stroke Daddy” hits a diving elbow and slams Karter. He grounds the challenger with a running elbow. Starks walks on the ropes and drops Karter. He poses to the crowd and continues to control the match. Karter rallies with a flurry of offense. He hits a modified TKO, but Starks dodges a 450 splash and hits a Spear for the win.
Winner and still FTW Champion: Ricky Starks
After the match, Starks gets a microphone and says he has more in the tank. He say it’s time to keep it going. He asks for another challenge, and Danhausen answers the call. Starks says he didn’t mean the time was right now. He says he’ll defend the title against Danhausen next week.
Backstage, Athena, Willow Nightingale, and Kris Statlander discuss the change to their match. Athena says it’s a chance to reassess their goals, as the TBS Title would look great around her waist. Statlander doesn’t seem thrilled, but she joins in the trio’s huddle.
In-Ring Segment: FTR
The reigning AAA and ROH Tag Team Champions discuss their upcoming match with The Briscoes. Cash Wheeler thanks the fans for their support. He looks back on the year FTR has had and reflects on their first match with The Briscoes. He credits The Briscoes’ contributions to the business and says they respect the duo, but he promises that the challengers will have to take the titles from their cold, dead hands. Dax Harwood talks about a five-year-old girl who had a hole in her heart. He says the little girl recovered because she fought her butt off, and that little girl is his daughter. He says that just as she fought hard, he’ll have to fight on Saturday. He says he’ll fight like an eight-year-old girl so FTR will beat The Briscoes.
Backstage, Jay Lethal, standing by with Satnam Singh and Sonjay Dutt, discusses his match against Samoa Joe at ROH Death Before Dishonor. Christopher Daniels interrupts and challenges Lethal to a match on AEW Rampage. Lethal accepts the challenge.
Jade Cargill and Kiera Hogan (with Stokely Hathaway) vs. Athena and Willow Nightingale
Before the match, Hathaway says he got Statlander banned from ringside, and Cargill vows to show that she is “that b—-.” Jermaine Dupri walks to the ring with the group. The bell rings, and Athena takes Hogan down with an arm drag. Hogan briefly gains the upper hand and eats a haymaker shot to the face. Nightingale tags in and double-teams Hogan with Athena. Cargill kicks Athena from behind. Nightingale dives onto Cargill and Hogan. Athena follows suit with a dive of her own. Hogan takes control, and Cargill tags in. She overpowers Athena. Cargill gets a two count with a slam. Cargill and Hogan isolate Athena and keep her grounded.
Nightingale makes the hot tag. She drops Hogan with a spinebuster. Cargill enters the ring and sends Willow to the outside. Athena takes the fight to Cargill and takes a boot to the face. Cargill slams her, but Athena takes her down with double knees. Athena powerbombs Hogan on the apron. Hathaway distracts her, and Cargill shoves her into the steel steps. Willow rolls Cargill up for a two count. Cargill pins Willow with Jaded for the win.
Winners: Jade Cargill and Willow Nightingale
ThunderStorm are standing backstage. Tony Schiavone announces that Rosa will defend the title against Miyu Yamashita next week. Rosa says the challenger is the best from Japan, but she vows to win. Britt Baker and Jamie Hayter interrupt and say they’ll be in tag team action on Rampage.
Barbed Wire Everywhere Death Match: Chris Jericho vs. Eddie Kingston
Before the match, the Jericho Appreciation Society gets locked in a shark cage. Kingston charges to the ring and takes a microphone wrapped in barbed wire. He gouges Jericho with it and busts him open. Jericho hits Jericho with a ring bell that’s wrapped in barbed wire. Kingston whips Jericho into the barbed wire ropes. He grinds Jericho’s face on the barbed wire and hits him with a barbed wire chair. Jericho hits a super hurricanrana onto a barbed wire board. Jericho takes control and locks in the Walls while Kingston is on top of a barbed wire board. Kingston sends Jericho back-first into the barbed wire ropes. The two men trade blows. Kingston gouges Jericho’s eyes and sends him into the ropes again. He crotches Jericho on the ropes. Kingston slams Jericho through a barbed wire board.
Tay Conti comes to the ring, and Ruby Soho brawls with her. Anna Jay comes down and swerves everyone by turning on Soho. She lowers the shark cage, and Tay Conti unlocks the cage to free the JAS. Garcia and 2point0 attack Kingston. Ortiz, Claudio Castagnoli, Wheeler Yuta and Jon Moxley come down to even the odds as the two sides brawl. Kingston slams Jericho through a barbed wire board. Jericho hits a Codebreaker, and the barbed wire chair falls onto his face. Jericho hits Kingston with a barbed wire chair. Kingston counters a Lionsault and hits the spinning back fist for a near fall. Kingston locks in the Stretch Plum, aided by barbed wire, but Sammy Guevara breaks it up. He attacks Kingston and sends him to Jericho who blasts the fan-favorite with the Judas Effect for the win.
Winner: Chris Jericho
Jericho moves to attack Kingston, but “The Mad King” fires up and throws Jericho onto a bed of barbed wire.