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AEW Dynamite live results: Exalted One reveal, Blood & Guts advantage


AEW Dynamite airs live tonight from Jacksonville, Florida. The show will be produced on a closed set.

The scheduled main event will see three members of The Elite face three members of The Inner Circle in a six-man tag team bout. Specific participants in the match have not been announced. The winning team tonight will earn the order of entry advantage in next week's Blood & Guts match. 

The Lucha Brothers will face Best Friends in a tag team match. On last week's Dynamite, Best Friends and Orange Cassidy saved Private Party and Joey Janela from an attack at the hands of PAC and the Lucha Brothers. 

Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus are set to take on The Butcher and The Blade in tag team action. Last week's episode saw the trio of Butcher, Blade and MJF defeat Jungle Boy, Luchasaurus and Marko Stunt.

AEW is hyping that the identity of The Exalted One will be revealed tonight. Plus, Hikaru Shida vs. Riho vs. Kris Statlander vs. Penelope Ford is advertised.

Our live coverage begins at 8 p.m. Eastern time. 


The show opened with Cody enter-ring in a dark arena. He addressed the television audience and urged them to be informed and to listen to science, but also not to live in fear. He stressed the importance of The Elite working together tonight. 

Matt Jackson and Kenny Omega entered and pledged their allegiance in spite of the differences the group have had. The only question mark remaining was Hangman Page. Cody said he's tired of putting over Page, but he believes he's the best wrestler in The Elite. 

Page entered. When asked if he would stand by The Elite tonight and at Blood & Guts, Page gave a slight nod.

Omega called for lights and pyro. This was a strong opening.  


JR, Excalibur and Taz ran down the card for tonight's show. Tony Schiavone then interviewed MJF who was sitting ringside. MJF said he's going to allow the undercard talent to get their TV time tonight. He was seated with Shawn Spears, Tully Blanchard, Jake Roberts, Lance Archer and Wardlow. 

MJF and Spears appeared to be wagering on the matches. Schiavone acted appalled, but seemed interested when MJF asked if he wanted in on the action. 


Members of the roster began filling in the seats around ringside. Heels sat together on one side of the ring, babyfaces on the other. 


Lucha Brothers defeated Best Friends

Taylor and Fenix went to work on Fenix  and scored a lengthy bit of offense. Fenix came back with a question mark kick to Trent. Pentagon tagged in worked on Trent's legs. 

Trent got a hope spot in as the action spilled outside. Orange Cassidy distracted Pentagon. Fenix hit a huge tope ahead of a commercial break. 

After the ad break, Trent hit a swing DDT to Pentagon. Taylor got a hot tag. Best Friends hit a tandem cutter. They built to their trademark hug spot, then bumped elbows instead of a full-on hug.

Cassidy hit a dive off the barricade. Trent hit a piledriver on Penta for a two count. Fenix and Taylor fought in the corner and took the referee. 

Penta hit a low blow and the Lucha Bros followed with their tandem double stomp/package driver for the pin on Trent. 


Schiavone interviewed Best Friends after their loss. Taylor and Trent challenged Lucha Bros to a fight in the parking lot on the next Dynamite. 


Hikaru Shida defeated Riho, Kris Statlander & Penelope Ford

It looks like Ford is getting an overdue push. Statlander is a heck of an athlete but she seems to have one dangerous botch in every match she's in. Shida and Riho were very good here. 

Ford and Riho paired off. Ford sent Riho outside. Statlander and Shida doubled up on Ford but Kip Sabian tripped them from the floor. Statlander and Shida doubled up on Sabian. Riho followed with a high cross off the post to the floor. 

Shida and Statlander paired off in the ring. Ford tried a tijeras off the top rope to Statlander, but Statlander didn't catch her and Ford took a nasty landing. Shida hit a missile dropkick to Statlander. 

Ford and Riho hit a double suplex to Shida. Ford hit Riho with a handspring back elbow. Riho hit Sabian with a baseball slide and a step-up knee. 

Ford hit a springboard poison rana to Statlander. Shida blocked a back handspring and hit Ford with a falcon arrow for a near fall. 

Shida then hit Ford with a shining wizard for the pin. 


Schiavone interviewed Colt Cabana after the match. Cabana put over Ford, but said she would be better off without her scheming boyfriend. Sabian and Cabana slapped each other. Cabana pie-faced Sabian and Cabana vs. Sabian looks to be a new program. 


Tony Schiavone interviewed Jon Moxley in a pre-tape from earlier in the day. Moxley was not medically cleared and barred from the building. 

Moxley said he's never been medically cleared and he goes where he wants, when he wants. He said there are enough problems right now and AEW doesn't need him punching any cops tonight. He said he was going for a drive to clear his head. 

Moxley  promised to be just around the corner wherever the Inner Circle goes. He said he won't miss the party at Blood & Guts for anything. 


Luchasaurus & Jungle Boy defeated The Butcher & The Blade

Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus got some shine on Blade in the opening minutes of the match. Jungle Boy tried a plancha and Butcher and Blade caught him and slammed him into the barricade. Butcher and Blade proceeded with a lengthy destruction of Jungle Boy. 

Luchasaurus finally got a hot tag. He hit a series of kicks to Blade, then hit a standing moonsault off the apron to the floor on Butcher. Luchasaurus hit the Extinction Event to Blade. Butcher saved for Blade. 

Butcher and Blade hit a combo Magic Killer/black hole slam for a near fall. MJF called for Butcher and Blade to go for their finish. The distraction allowed Jungle Boy to send Butcher outside with a knee strike. 

Jurassic Express hit their tandem finisher on Blade and Luchasaurus got the pin. 

They put over on commentary that MJF cost Butcher and Blade the match. 


The Exalted One Reveal

Evil Uno and Stu Grayson came to the ring. Uno told the production team to focus on his eyes as he spoke to the people at home. He said he's promised the Exalted One is near and he always tells the truth. 

Chris Daniels and Frankie Kazarian jumped the rail and climbed into the ring Daniels cut a promo. He said there is no Exalted One and it's just Uno and Grayson. 

Daniels was interrupted by a video promo from The Exalted One, dressed in a hooded robe. 

The Exalted One said that he is here, the new credo of The Dark Orrder is they go where they want, when they want. He said Daniels needs to shut up. He said Daniels isn't the first out of touch old man to underestimate him, but he will make sure that he is the last. 

The Exalted One said he would formally introduce himself He is Brodie Lee. 

The lights went off in the arena. When they came back on, Lee was in the ring. He hit Daniels with a big boot and a discus lariat. 

Dark Order posed in the ring together, then Lee left. Dark Order followed as Kazarian tended to Daniels. 


Schiavone interviewed Jake Roberts and Lance Archer. 

Roberts said Archer is here to fight, not talk. Roberts said Cody had the gauntlet laid at his feet and he ignored them. 

Roberts said it would be one thing to try to stay out of harm's way, but it's another simply to ignore him. Jake said he's a hall of famer and should be listened to. 

He told Cody to think about it. 

Schiavone then threw to an Archer hype video which saw him beating up a bunch of dudes in a backyard ring as Roberts looked on. 


Wardlow vs. Luchasaurus in a lumberjack match, Best Friends vs. Lucha Bros in a Parking Lot Fight and The Inner Circle vs. The Elite in a Blood & Guts match were announced for "the next Dynamite."

They were very clear not to promise a show next week in case of circumstances beyond their control. 

They also announced that Blood & Guts will be 5-on-4, as Nick Jackson's internal injuries will prevent him from participating. 

The main event is next. 


Jericho entered to join the commentary team. Sammy Guevara sang Judas. Per usual, Jericho excelled in his color commentary role. 

Jake Hager, Santana & Ortiz defeated Cody, Hangman Page & Matt Jackson

Cody hit Ortiz with a powerslam and an x-plex. Jackson and Page argued on the apron. The Elite tripled up on Ortiz. Page blind-tagged himself in and Jackson wasn't pleased. Even with the dissension it was all The Elite early on. 

Cody tagged back in and got cut off, shifting the momentum to Inner Circle. Hager hit him with a Vader bomb before a commercial break. 

The beatdown on Cody continued after the ad break. Cody hit a Cross Rhodes to Ortiz but could not follow with a cover. Hager cut Rhodes off again before he could make a tag. 

After the final ad break, Hager missed a Vader bomb, allowing Cody to make a hot tag to Page. Page hit a fall-away slam, a tope suicida, then used a sliding lariat on Santana for a near fall. 

The match broke down. Cody hit a suicide dive. Wardlow grabbed Cody from behind the barricade. Page and Jackson used tandem offense on Santana in the ring. 

Jackson called for an Indytaker. Page tried to hit it but got tripped from the floor by Hager. 

Santana then cradled Jackson for the pin. 


Jericho cut a promo after the match. He gloated over the victory and banned all fans from future AEW events. He said even if the world changes tomorrow he doesn't want any pumpkin-headed dipshits chanting for The Elite. 

Jericho put over the the unity of his group versus the dissension in The Elite and put over the 5-on-4 advantage. 

A drone flew in and interrupted Jericho. Jackson said The Elite won't be outnumbered, as he made a call to someone who owed him a favor. 

The camera panned to the second deck of the arena, revealing the debuting Matt Hardy. 

Hardy made his "delete" motion towards Inner Circle as Jericho looked on, selling fear as the show closed. 


The crew did their best in spite of the circumstances tonight and put on another thumbs up show.

The matches generally went longer than they needed to, but they were dealt a tough hand and had to fill a lot of time. My hat is off to the producton crew and the roster. 

The debuts were not unexpected, but very newsworthy.