AEW DYNAMITE: Homecoming episode was held live from Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida. Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone, and Excalibur were the broadcast team for tonight’s event. Recap and results courtesy of www.allelitewrestling.com.
The 5 Labours of Jericho: Chapter 3!
“The Demo God” Chris Jericho vs. Juventud Guerrera!
***Jericho must win with a top rope move.
MJF joined the commentary team for this match.
“The Juice is loose in Jacksonville,” said Excalibur.
Juvie got the jump on Jericho with a slew of chops. Juventud took Jericho over the top rope with a clothesline. He showed off his agility after a leg drop off the top rope to the outside onto Jericho! Back in the ring, Juvie ascended to the top rope for a dropkick. Jericho managed to shift the momentum as he got the upper hand of a brawl with Juventud outside the ring.
Jericho attempted a back drop, but Juventud pumped the breaks and caught Jericho with a swift combo and then a thrust kick. Jericho tried for a sunset flip, but Juventud faked him out. Juventud went after Jericho’s taped up arm with a submission move. Jericho fought back with two shoulder blocks and then a double ax handle off the top for a near fall!
Jericho tried for a pin after a back breaker, but ref Aubrey Edwards reminded Jericho that to win he had to connect with a move off the top rope first. Jericho ripped at Juvie’s mask! Juventud propped up Jericho on the top rope and attempted an avalanche hurracanrana, but Jericho reversed it and countered with the lion tamer. Juventud grabbed the ropes and forced the ref to break the hold.
After blocking a powerbomb, Juvie planted Jericho with a DDT! Juvie nailed Jericho with the Juvie Driver, but Jericho kicked out before the 3-count! Jericho knocked Juvie silly with the Judas Effect! Jericho climbed to the top rope and finished off Juvie with the Judas Effect from the top rope! Jericho pinned Juventud and is moving on to the Chapter 4 of the 5 Labours!
The Pinnacle’s Wardlow ran out and blindsided Jericho from behind. Wardlow sent Juvie flying with the F-10! Wardlow picked up Jericho and knocked him out with the Casualty of War!
MJF grabbed a microphone and asked the fans if he ruined that moment for them. “Your opponent for Labour #4 is Wardlow and as far as the stipulation goes, he’ll be accompanied to the ring by someone who’ll make sure the match is called fair and square: Maxwell Jacob Friedman!”
“Friedman the ref!” said Jim Ross.
Dasha Gonzalez was backstage with The Lucha Bros and Alex Abrahantes.
She asked where PAC was. Alex said PAC’s transportation was cancelled by someone. Andrade El Idolo and Chavo Guerrero came out to interrupt, but they were reminded by Rey Fenix that The Lucha Bros work for no one!
Tony Schiavone was backstage with The Dark Order.
“Hangman” Page apologized to The Dark Order for losing last week. “I have to do this for myself, guys. I think it’s best we go our separate ways. I know we’re friends. I love you, guys, but I think for now we’re done,” and then Page walked off.
“Mad King” Eddie Kingston, Jon Moxley, & Darby Allin (with Sting) vs. Daniel Garcia & 2.0 (Matt Lee & Jeff Parker)!
Daniel Garcia and 2.0 were making their DYNAMITE debut.
Darby and Garcia locked up. Garcia grabbed Darby’s leg and tripped him up right out of the gates. Matt Lee tagged himself in and clobbered Darby Allin! He whipped Darby into the turnbuckles, but Darby fought back and tagged out to Kingston.
Matt Lee invited Kingston to take a swing at him and Kingston obliged with massive chops! He followed up by stomping away at Matt Lee. Kingston was caught from behind with a chop block from Matt Lee!
“You can see the team of 2.0 planned for this, they’ve really worked over Kingston,” said Tony Schiavone.
Moxley grabbed Garcia outside the ring and rammed him into the steel barricade. Matt Lee was starstruck by Sting outside the ring and Darby took the opportunity to plow into him with a tope suicida!
Jon Moxley impaled Garcia with a Paradigm Shift! Darby Allin followed up with a Coffin Drop and then easily pinned Garcia!
“Keep an eye on these three guys—Garcia and 2.0,” said Jim Ross.
The Elite were backstage, and Kenny and The Bucks said they should retire as champs because there’s no one left for them to beat.
Up next: Christian Cage (with Jurassic Express’ Jungle Boy) vs. The Blade (with The Bunny)!
The Blade ripped the shirt off Christian Cage before ref Rick Knox could even check him for brass knucks. Christian Cage fought back and chased after The Blade outside the ring. The Bunny tried to distract Christian Cage, but he heard The Blade’s footsteps and decked him!
“The comeback of Christian Cage has been a hell of a story,” said Jim Ross.
Christian Cage was climbing the top rope, but The Bunny grabbed his leg to stop him. “Legit” Leyla Hirsch ran out to stop The Bunny and they brawled to the back. The Blade picked up Christian Cage and dropped him across the top rope, knocking the wind out of him.
The Blade charged Christian Cage, but Christian sidestepped him, sending Blade into the steel post! Christian Cage jumped off the top rope and smacked into The Blade with an elbow on the outside of the ring! Christian Cage may have tweaked his knee in the process.
They returned to the ring and had a slugfest.
“Looks like a New York Giants practice,” joked Jim Ross.
“Christian Cage is letting his temper carry him away. He’s #2 ranked,” said Tony Schiavone.
“A loss for Christian Cage would be disastrous but he is in control,” replied Excalibur.
Christian Cage connected with a diving uppercut off the middle rope. He tried for the Kill Switch, but The Blade fought out of it. He powerbombed Christian Cage for a near fall! Blade punted Christian Cage in the midsection. The Blade pulled out a pair of brass knucks when ref Rick Knox was distracted. Christian Cage speared The Blade and pinned him!
Tony Schiavone was in the ring to interview AEW Women’s Champ Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D.!
“If you recall, it was right here in Jacksonville at DOUBLE OR NOTHING that I became the AEW Women’s World Champion,” said Britt.
Red Velvet came out to the ring and interrupted the interview.
“Red is not your color and I’m here because I want a piece of D.M.D.,” said Red Velvet.
“I beat your ass here in Jacksonville in three minutes,” said Britt Baker.
“Things have changed since then. I have much more experience in AEW now,” replied Red Velvet.
Britt Baker said she defend her title against Red Velvet on the debut on RAMPAGE next week in Britt’s hometown of Pittsburgh! Britt curb stomped Red Velvet!
Chavo Guerrero was backstage was with Andrade El Idolo and Dasha.
Chavo said Fuego Del Sol was hired to shine El Idolo’s shoes. Fuego argued that that wasn’t the job he was promised. Andrade El Idolo attacked Fuego and rammed him into the loading dock door. They followed up with threats to the Lucha Bros.
In a video package, American Top Team’s Dan Lambert said he hasn’t forgotten what “The MurderHawk Monster” Lance Archer had done to him. Lambert promised that next week, Archer will have to pay, and Lambert will have backup with him!
Tony Schiavone was in the ring to interview “Hangman” Adam Page!
The interview was interrupted by The Elite.
“Matt, Nick, I’m glad you’re here. There’s something I’ve needed to say to you for a while,” said Page.
The Elite got into the ring.
“I see what you’re trying to do. Trying to make new friends. Trying to take my title, and correct me if I’m wrong, but trying to make a plea to rejoin The Elite?” said Kenny Omega.
“That’s the last thing I’m trying to do,” replied “Hangman” Page.
“We’ve stayed up, all night long, thinking maybe looking past your sins and vices and personal demons. But then when I thought about what The Elite is today, you kinda don’t fit the bill, ‘Hangman’. Cowboy or not, The Elite does not have any losers in our group. We don’t have failures in our group. We don’t have people that play second fiddle in our group,” said Kenny Omega.
“Hangman” heard enough and slapped Kenny Omega.
The Elite ganged up on “Hangman.” Gallows and Anderson blasted him with the Magic Killer! The Dark Order ran out to save Page, but Evil Uno and Grayson stopped the rest of Dark Order from getting in the ring.
The Young Bucks decimated “Hangman” with BTE Triggers!
“The Elite Hunter” Frankie Kazarian sprinted down to the ring, but he was outmanned!
Kenny Omega rammed his AEW World Title right into the forehead of “Hangman” Adam Page!
TNT Championship Match!
“God’s Favorite Champion”—TNT Champion “The Redeemer” Miro vs. The Nightmare Family’s “Big Shotty” Lee Johnson (with “The Natural” Dustin Rhodes)!
Big Shotty rushed Miro, but Miro clubbed him with a massive right hand! Miro rammed his shoulder into Lee Johnson’s abdomen. Miro mocked and taunted the challenger. Big Shotty caught Miro with a series of kicks to the head, staggering Miro for a moment. Big Shotty jumped off the top rope, but Miro caught him and pancaked him right down onto the mat!
Miro had Big Shotty in a bear hug. He escaped and countered with the Big Shot! Lee Johnson followed up with two tope suicidas, driving his head into the face of Miro!
“The champion is in serious trouble!” said Excalibur.
Big Shotty hit a flying crossbody on Miro! The champ kicked right out. Big Shotty Lee attempted to get Miro off his feet with strikes. Miro dropped down to one leg and used a release German suplex. Big Shotty landed on his feet! He rocked Miro with five consecutive thrust kicks!
Bit Shotty Lee got a near fall on Miro after a frog splash! Miro managed to get back to his feet and then locked on the Game Over submission. The ref called off the match and Miro was victorious yet again!
“Miro remains undefeated here in singles competition in AEW,” said Excalibur.
Tony Schiavone was backstage to interview the still undefeated Christian Cage!
Schiavone said Tony Khan had just informed him that Christian Cage was the new #1 contender. Christian Cage said that news put him in a good mood because he came back to take back what was taken from him seven years ago. He came back to cement his legacy and win championships. “What’s better than good? I’m…elite,” said Christian Cage.
NWA Women’s World Championship Eliminator!
The Bunny (with the HFO) vs. “Legit” Leyla Hirsch (with Best Friends—Orange Cassidy, Chuck Taylor, Kris Statlander, and Wheeler Yuta)!
Leyla and The Bunny traded forearms. The Bunny retreated to the outside of the ring, but Leyla jumped through the ropes like a missile! The Bunny used a massive dropkick on Leyla.
The NWA Women’s Champion Kamille was watching from ringside!
“The Native Beast” Nyla Rose was also shown watching from ringside. Kris Statlander turned her attention to Nyla Rose, and they got face to face!
Leyla used two German suplexes on The Bunny! She rammed her knees into The Bunny for a near fall. Leyla walloped The Bunny with a knee strike! She attempted a moonsault press but The Bunny moved out of the way! The Bunny picked up Leyla and dropped her with a Death Valley Driver for a near fall! “Legit” Leyla Hirsch applied an arm breaker and forced The Bunny to tap out!
NWA Women’s Champion Kamille got in the ring and had a stare down with Leyla!
It was time for our main event!
“The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes (accompanied by “The Natural” Dustin Rhodes) vs. Malakai Black!
The arena lights went out as Malakai Black made his macabre entrance to the ring.
“This has got a big match feel, guys,” said Tony Schiavone.
“It is big,” replied Jim Ross.
Malakai Black caught Cody’s thigh with a kick and then applied a knee bar. Cody escaped but Malakai gouged at Cody’s eyes. Malakai Black knocked Cody down with a leg sweep and then wrenched back dep with a single leg crab! Cody made the crawl to the ropes to force the ref break.
Cody attempted Cross Rhodes, but Malakai Black countered with a knee to Cody’s head! Cody climbed to the top turnbuckle. Malakai Black charged up there and blasted Cody with a pinpoint accurate kick to Cody. The force of the kick sent Cody flying outside the ring and through the timekeeper’s table!
Cody tried to regroup but Malakai Black nearly knocked off Cody’s head with a roundhouse kick! Malakai Black pinned Cody and shocked the fans in attendance! He bulldozed right through Cody Rhodes tonight!
Doc Sampson immediately checked on a dazed Cody Rhodes. He had a crutch for Cody to try to get to his feet.
Tony Schiavone attempted to interview Cody in the ring.
“Legacy is a funny thing. I got into wrestling when I was 15. I was a referee. Goals change. Time flies. I’ve had so much fun. I didn’t know what was gonna happen. I met Matt, Nick, and Kenny. Three years ago people were laughing at us when we said we were going to be a revolution. And now it’s like commonplace that this is destination viewing. This isn’t an alternative. We’re competition.
“We set this table. And now maybe some new people can eat. For three years my face has been on everything. I’ve gotten to carry the banner. Maybe some outside interests came in. Maybe there was some infighting with the EVPs, but I want those guys to know I love them.
“There is no better place than here and now, and I say this with zero bitterness in my heart: You have made my life incredibly special.”
Cody got down to remove his boots in the center of the ring, in what Jim Ross described as a time-honored tradition.
Malakai Black ambushed Cody and cracked him in the back with the crutch!
“Has Malakai Black retired Cody!?” asked Excalibur.
Be sure to tune in next Wednesday to AEW DYNAMITE live on TNT (8pm ET/7pm CT) from Petersen Events Center in Pittsburg, PA!
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