AEW Dynamite Results (07/26/2023)
All Elite Wrestling will deliver a star-studded show with the July 26 episode of AEW Dynamite.
Orange Cassidy will defend the AEW International Championship against AR Fox. Plus, Darby Allin will face Swerve Strickland, among other matches.
The results are as follows:
AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy Vs. AR Fox
Cassidy and Fox feel each other out early on. They’re evenly matched in the opening minutes. Fox dodges an Orange Punch and rocks Cassidy with a kick. Fox dives onto Cassidy at ringside and gains more momentum. Back in the ring, Fox catches Cassidy with a stunner. Cassidy goes for a DDT, but Fox counters into a twisting suplex. Fox grounds Cassidy and controls the action. Cassidy rallies, and both men are down after a double neckbreaker. Fox fires up and gets a two-count with a Swanton Bomb. Cassidy spikes Fox with a DDT and hits the Beach Break for a two-count. Fox gets a near fall with a modified Spanish Fly. He hits a Senton on the apron and gets another two-count with a DDT.
Cassidy counters a splash and gets a two-count with a crucifix pin. Cassidy twists Fox up and pins him.
Winner and still AEW International Champion: Orange Cassidy
Cassidy shows his respect for Fox by putting his sunglasses on his opponent. Fox breaks the glasses and drops Cassidy with a cheap shot. Darby Allin comes to ringside and gets heated as he argues with Fox. Jon Moxley runs in and attacks Cassidy. Moxley plants him with the Paradigm Shift.
A video package recapped the Blood & Guts match.
Don Callis and Chris Jericho are interviewed by Renee Paquette. Callis says he won’t pressure Jericho to give him an answer about joining the Don Callis Family. He pitches a tag team match where Jericho would team up with Konosuke Takeshita. Jericho seemingly likes the idea but hesitates when Callis names Daniel Garcia and Sammy Guevara as their opponents. Callis notes that Jericho told his stablemates he wanted them to spread their wings. Callis reveals he got a custom painting of himself and Jericho.
In a vignette, HOOK is at a train station. He has the FTW Championship with him. A train comes by, and when it’s gone, so is the title.
Claudio Castagnoli, alongside Wheeler Yuta, comments on his win over PAC at ROH Death Before Dishonor. Jon Moxley shares his thoughts after he attacked Orange Cassidy.
In-Ring Segment: FTW Champion Jack Perry
Perry comes out wearing orange and black as an apparent mockery of HOOK. Tony Schiavone askes Perry about beating HOOK. Perry says HOOK can’t hang with the big boys, so he went home. Perry says he didn’t have the FTW Championship in mind when he said he wanted to win a title. He says it was created in a second-class company. Perry calls himself the greatest wrestler that has ever been within a hundred feet of the title.
He says he would run circles around all of Taz’s old friends. Jerry Lynn interrupts and says ECW paved the way for the next generation. Lynn tells Perry that without ECW, there wouldn’t be a Jungle Boy. Lynn says Perry will get his “ass kicked” if he keeps talking trash. Perry says he’s not dressed for a fight, but he tells Lynn to meet him in the ring next week.
In an interview, Britt Baker calls herself the face of the AEW women’s division. She previews her match with Taya Valkyrie and vows to drag her to the deep end. Baker says TBS is “The Britt Show.”
PAC vs. Gravity
PAC and Gravity square off. PAC shows off his physique, and Gravity takes him down. Gravity drops PAC with a kick. The masked man showcases his high-flying offense. Gravity evades PAC, who chases him at ringside. PAC catches Gravity with a kick. Gravity slams PAC at ringside.
PAC takes control and grounds Gravity. The masked man rallies and hits a crossbody for a two-count. PAC drops Gravity with an avalanche brainbuster. PAC makes Gravity tap out to the Brutalizer.
In an interview, MJF and Adam Cole preview their tag team title match on the July 29 episode of AEW Collision. MJF says the pinnacle of FTR’s career was when they were working with him. He insults both members of FTR and says he’ll hit them so hard, they spit out CM Punk’s jock strap. Cole says their run as a team has become about friendship, and MJF has nothing to worry about when it comes to him and the world title. MJF says he’ll give Adam Cole a rematch, win, lose, or draw. Roderick Strong charges in and argues with MJF. Cole diffuses the situation. Strong says he loves Cole, and Adam is making a big mistake. Cole says he has other friends, and Strong will have to trust him.
Renee Paquette interviews AEW World Tag Team Champions FTR, who look ahead to their match with MJF and Adam Cole. Cash Wheeler says he hates MJF. He says FTR are generational ass-kickers. Dax Harwood makes it clear that he wants to avenge his past loss to Cole. Harwood takes a shot at Cole and MJF for dancing during their match and says there will not be a dance routine when they face off.
Darby Allin (with Nick Wayne) vs. Swerve Strickland (with Prince Nana)
Allin and Strickland lock up and feel each other out. Strickland and Allin go back forth. Allin hits Swerve with a Code Red at ringside. Allin sends Strickland into the steel steps. Strickland blasts Allin with a kick. Back in the ring, Strickland maintains the upper hand and grounds Allin. Swerve flexes and drops Allin with a Flatliner. Strickland gets a two-count with a suplex. Allin and Swerve trade pin attempts. Allin stacks up Strickland and gets a two-count. Darby dives onto Strickland at ringside. Strickland counters a dive with a kick. Strickland hits the Swerve Stomp for a near fall.
Allin catches Swerve with a stunner. Strickland slams Allin with a Death Valley Driver on the apron. A hooded individual runs in and tries to interfere. Strickland capitalizes and slams Darby for the win.
Winner: Swerve Strickland
AR Fox, the hooded man, attacks Allin and Nick Wayne after the match. Swerve gives him a Moguel Embassy shirt, and it’s clear that he has joined the group.
Chris Jericho and the Jericho Appreciation Society have a meeting. Jericho asks Tay Melo how the baby is doing. She says the baby is great, but she asks him what’s going on with him. Angelo Parker says the group means the world to him. Anna Jay A.S. says Jericho is being selfish, as he isn’t appreciating them. She says until he does, they can’t give him 100%. The group walks out on him.
A video package recaps the latest episode of AEW Collision.
Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. vs. Taya Valkyrie
Baker and Valkyrie feel each other out. Valkyrie gains the early advantage. She hits a double knee attack in the corner. Valkyrie drops Baker in an awkward moment. She hammers away at Baker with some elbow strikes. Baker rallies and trades shots with Valkyrie. Britt hits the Panama Sunrise. Baker scores the win by making Valkyrie tap out to the Lockjaw.
Winner: Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D.
Nyla Rose and Hikaru Shida previewed their match on AEW Rampage in a video package. Jay Lethal sends a message to Ethan Page. Isiah Kassidy and Page preview facing Lethal and Satnam Singh. Matt and Jeff Hardy comment on their return. The broadcast team runs through the cards for Rampage, Collision, and Dynamite.
Jon Moxley & Claudio Castagnoli vs. Best Friends vs. The Lucha Brothers
The three teams start fighting right away. The match quickly leaves the ring, as the fight spills throughout the arena. Chuck Taylor dives off the stage and onto the crowd of his opponents. Castagnoli and Rey Fenix trade blows. Bodies start flying. Moxley drops Trent Beretta with a cutter. Claudio drills Fenix with a kick. Trent gains momentum with a suplex. Castagnoli nails him with an uppercut. Moxley levels Trent with a King Kong lariat. Claudio and Moxley isolate Trent. Taylor tags in and clears house with a flurry of offense. The Lucha Brothers take control.
Fenix dives onto Castagnoli and Moxley. Everyone is down after a flurry of offense. The teams start brawling. Trent and Chuck take a moment to hug. The Lucha Brothers lock Trent and Chuck in stereo submissions. Penta hits Trent with the Made in Japan. Moxley plants Fenix with the Paradigm Shift. Claudio drills Taylor with some elbows and powerbombs him. Orange Cassidy comes out just as Claudio prepares to powerbomb Trent. Orange punches Wheeler Yuta and brawls with Moxley. Beretta slams Claudio. The Lucha Brothers pin Trent with the Fear Factor
Winners: The Lucha Brothers
Moxley and Cassidy continue to brawl after the bell. Yuta attacks Cassidy. The Lucha Brothers get involved, as do the Best Friends. The brawl continues as the show ends.