It’s AEW Dynamite’s debut on TBS and Bodyslam has you covered with live play-by-play results! Start time for AEW Dynamite is at 8:00 PM EST. Match-by-match highlights and results from the show will take place on this very page. Feel free to leave any reactions in the comment section below.
AEW Dynamite is live from the Prudential Centre in Newark, New Jersey. A stacked card is announced, with the following matches announced in advance:
- AEW World Championship match: Hangman Adam Page (c) v. Bryan Danielson
- TBS Championship Tournament finals: Jade Cargill v. Ruby Soho
- AEW World Tag Team Championship match: Lucha Brothers (c) v. Jurassic Express
- Malakai Black v. Brian Pillman Jr.
- MJF will be in action
- We will hear from Chris Jericho
Results for AEW Dynamite:
- AEW World Championship match: Hangman Adam Page (c) v. Bryan Danielson – Hangman Adam Page wins by pinfall (Buckshot Lariat)
Judges were added for this match in the event of another draw between Page and Danielson. The judges sat at ringside were Mark Henry, Jerry Lynn and Paul Wight.
Danielson started taunting early, ducking to the outside early to show off with some jumping jacks. The pair locked up in the middle of the ring and Page quickly dispatched Danielson to the outside, where he was me by a diving Hangman charging from inside the ring. Page then attempted, but missed, an Orihara moonsault to the floor. He recovered quickly with an apron powerbomb before rolling Danielson back inside the ring. After Danielson ducked outside to avoid a Buckshot Lariat, the champion missed a second suicide dive. This was enough for Danielson to take over with some submission work. After attempting his own suicide dive which Page countered into a suplex, Danielson was able to regain the advantage and bust Hangman open with a drop toe-hold to the ring steps. The pair then brawled on outside the ring during a picture-in-picture break.
Upon returning from the commercial break Danielson’s aggression intensified. He continued wearing the champion down with submissions, but was caught with a Death Valley diver by Hangman. Page got a burst of offense off, ending the flurry with a bridged German suplex for a two count. The pair then tumbled to the outside in a series of suplexes. Danielson locked Hangman’s arms around the ring post similar to their clash at Winter Is Coming, but Page countered to pull Danielson into the post instead. A second picture-in-picture break followed shortly after.
Once back from break, a bloodied Hangman hit a bloodier Danielson with a flipping fall-away slam off the top. Page lined Danielson up for a Buckshot Lairat, but a battered Danielson slumped to the mat avoiding the blow.
A roll-up attempt by Danielson and a kickout by Page led to Hangman being trapped in the LeBell Lock. The champion escaped but was met with a Busaiku knee as the combatants zipped around the ropes. Page kicked out following the knee and once more after a Goch style piledriver. Danielson locked in a triangle choke and then a heel hook, but Hangman escaped again. Danielson finished opponents with all of these moves, but Hangman either kicked out or escaped from all of them. After a backdrop driver to Danielson, Page lined up on the apron, hit the Buckshot Lariat and covered Danielson to retain the AEW World Championship.
- Segement: The Acclaimed
Max Castor and Anthony Bowens are seen in a backstage area talking about their beatdown on Sting and Darby Allin last week on Rampage. They go on to promise a music video next week. Now that’s a mic drop.
- “The Captain” Shawn Dean v. MJF – Shawn Dean wins by disqualification
MJF enters to a waiting Shawn Dean. As the bell rings and the two are set to lock up a fired up CM Punk runs to the ring. MJF runs up the ramp to avoid CM Punk, but Punk’s plan was not to get his hands on MJF. Punk turns to Shawn Dean and hits him with the Go To Sleep, which causes Shawn Dean to win by disqualification and a loss to go on MJF’s record.
The two engage in a battle on the mic, with Punk telling MJF this will happen every time he steps in the ring until he faces Punk. MJF lays into the fans in New Jersey before tearing into Punk for being PG and not good enough to main event at Wrestlemania. The two exchange more pleasantries before MJF agrees to a match for next week’s Dynamite…between CM Punk and Wardlow.
- Segement: Chris Jericho addresses fans
Jericho puts over TBS before airing his grievances with 2point0. He says he didn’t come out to save Eddie Kingston last week, he was there to get revenge on 2point0, who showed up to interrupt him. After an exchange of insults Jericho gets his trust bat, Floyd, to defend himself. Daniel Garcia snuck into the ring and attacked Jericho with 2point0 until Eddie Kingston, Santana and Ortiz ran to out for the save, chasing off Jericho’s attackers.
- Segment: Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, Bobby Fish speak backstage
Cole recaps last week’s action before calling out Jake Atlas for a match on Rampage.
- Wardlow v. Antonio Zambrano – Wardlow wins by pinfall (multiple powerbombs)
As Wardlow talked to referee Rick Knox in the ring, Shawn Spears delivered a C4 to Zambrano on the outside before rolling him into the ring. The referee rang the bell, not seeing what had happened on the outside, and Wardlow proceeded to take Zambrano to powerbomb city. After hitting him with five (yes, FIVE!) powerbombs Wardlow covered his opponent for the easy victory.
- TBS Championship Tournament Finals: Jade Cargill v. Ruby Soho
The combatants locked up to start things off but Soho got the early advantage by taking Cargill to the outside, where she delivered a shotgun dropkick off the apron a stunned Jade. As Soho laid prone on the floor Mercedes Martinez made her way to ringside, but was quickly dragged away by Thunder Rosa. The show went to a picture-in-picture break as Cargill battered Ruby in the ring and taunted her by doing push-ups.
As we returned from commercial we saw Ruby attempt a comeback with a series of running boots to her opponent. After blocking a suplex Ruby shot Jade into the corner. As Cargill put her foot on the turnbuckle to stop her momentum she appeared to tweak her knee. Jade appeared to take the upper hand with a pump kick but a determined Soho caught her with a Saito suplex. Mark Sterling made an attempt to distract referee Aubrey Edwards but she quickly sent him away to the backstage. Jade used this opportunity to pick Soho up for Jaded (the name for her signature glam slam) but Ruby rolled it up to a victory roll. Jade kicked out, as she did the No Future kick. She took Ruby up to the second rope and delivered an avalanche Jaded. Cargill made the cover and got the 3 count to become the inaugural TBS Champion.
- Segment: Jim Ross sits down with Serena Deeb
Serena Deeb talks to good ol’ JR about her dislike for Hikaru Shida before speaking on her accomplishments and skillset. She turns to the camera and addresses Shida, saying Tony Khan has approved a match between the two next week.
- Malakai Black v. Brian Pillman Jr. w/ Julia Hart – Malakai Black wins by pinfall (Black Mass kick)
Pillman was accompanied to the ring by Julia Hart, making her first appearance since being victimized by Malakai’s black mist.
The combatants were fired up and engaged in back-and-forth exchanges until Pillman dispatched Black to the outside and hit him with a dropkick through the ropes to the floor. Black turned the tide during a picture-in-picture break, wrenching Pillman’s arm around the ring post before dropping him on the apron with a back drop. Malakai continued to wear down Pillman’s arm and shoulder in the ring over the break despite the latter’s best efforts.
Coming back from the break we see Black drop Pillman with a roundhouse kick to the head. Pillman attempted to mount a comeback, but tumbled off the apron when he went for his patented springboard forearm. Black hit him with a Black Mass kick and put him away with an easy cover.
Post-match Malakai began walking to the back, but stopped at the foot of the ramp an pondered a return to the ring. The Lucha Brothers appeared at the top of the ramp to deter him when the lights went out. As the lights came back on we saw Lucha Bros in the ring to help Pillman & Hart, and Black at the top of the ramp.
- Segment: Tony Schiavone interviews Ruby Soho backstage
Tony is attempting to interview Ruby backstage but they are interrupted by Dr. Britt Baker, DMD and Jamie Hayter. After exchanging insults the champion and her personal protection attacked Soho. Riho joined the melee from offscreen.
- The card for Rampage 1/7/22, Battle of the Belts 1/8/22 and Dynamite 1/12/22 are previewed.
- AEW World Tag Team Championship: Jurassic Express w/ Christian Cage v. Lucha Bros. w/ Alex Abrahantes – Jurassic Express win by pinfall (roll-up)
The match opened with Jungle Boy and Rey Fenix locking up. The two displayed their technical prowess with a series of chain wrestling before tagging in their partners. Penta did his glove toss and “Zero Miedo!” before attempting to chop down Luchasaurus. Fenix and Jungle Boy got involved, setting up a brilliant double springboard arm-drag spot that saw Penta and Luchasaurus being flung to the mat. The champions attempted to isolate the dinosaur but he was able to tag out to Jungle Boy, who came in and showed why he is one of the best young wrestlers on the planet with a myriad of moves to dispatch both Fenix and Penta. The champions eventually got the upper hand on Jungle Boy and began to cut him off from Luchasaurus during a picture-in-picture break.
As we came back from the break the champions maintained the upper hand, but Jungle Boy was able to hit a comebacker lariat before a diving tag was made to Luchasaurus. The big green machine cleaned house, leading to an incredible set of double team maneuvers both inside and outside the ring. Jungle Boy leapt from the top rope, over his teammate to hit a destroyer on Fenix. Abrahantes set a table up at ringside which led to Rey Fenix being choke-slammed through it. On the landing Rey’s arm bent backwards. It looked horrific, and hopefully he is alright. Penta and Jungle Boy traded a series of counters in the ring, and as Penta attempted a Made In Japan on Jungle Boy he was rolled up by the challenger for a three count. Jurassic Express are the new AEW World Tag Team Champions.
Following the match several teams from AEW’s tag team division could be seen taking the stage and sitting in the audience staring the new champions down as the show came to an end.
This was definitely the bang AEW was looking for to kick off the TBS era. It’s a shame that such a great show ended with an unfortunate injury. AEW returns to action on 1/7/22 with Rampage at 10pm EST on TNT. Bodyslam will be with you throughout the show with all the results, recaps and highlights from the action!