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AEW Dynamite live results: Number one contender's tag gauntlet


Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone and Chris Jericho were the broadcast team. 


FTR won a number one contender's tag team gauntlet

The Young Bucks defeated Natural Nightmares

Natural Nightmares and the Bucks did a short back and forth match to start the gauntlet. 

Dustin hit a destroyer and powerslams on both Bucks. QT tried a QT Special on the Bucks but missed and got cut off. 

Marshall tried a cutter but got shoved into a high kick from Nick. The Bucks hit tandem superkicks and a BTE Trigger for the win. 


Best Friends defeated The Young Bucks 

The key to this was Hangman Page turning on The Young Bucks. 

These guys had an excellent match, the best of the three in the gauntlet. Both teams hit signature spots. Trent took a German on the apron. Best Friends hit their sole food/half and half suplex combo. 

Chuck sold his knee after kicks from Nick. Nick hit a springboard facebuster on Chuck. Trent hit Nick with a spear on the floor. Best Friends got the heat on Nick which is a change of pattern from the typical Bucks match where Matt sells most of the way. 

Matt got a hot tag and hit his rolling northern lights suplexes on Trent. Nick tagged back in for some strikes and got cut off again. Best Friends tried Strong Zero but Matt saved for Nick before they could hit it. 

Nick hit a 450 to Trent as he was draped in the ropes and Matt covered for a two count. 

The Bucks went for a Meltzer Driver. Hangman Page came out of nowhere and grabbed Nick's ankles, holding him on the apron. Trent then sat down into a cradle and pinned Matt. 

Page walked off and acted very solemnly. 


FTR (w/Tully Blanchard) defeated Best Friends

FTR attacked Best Friends before the bell and worked them over through a commercial break. 

Chuck got a couple of hope spots and cradled Dax for a near fall. Cash hit a suplex on Trent on the floor and essentially turned it into a handicap match. 

Chuck sold damage from his first match and having his legs posted here by FTR. 

Dax used an inverted figure four/kneebar with an ankle lock and Chuck tapped out. 


A Darby Allin hype video aired. He wore a Rciky Starks mask and jumped off a suspension bridge into a body of water. He's nuts. 

Allin and Lance Archer were announced for a 21-man Casino Battle Royale at All Out with the winner getting a future AEW title match. 


Lance Archer (w/Jake Roberts) defeated Sean Maluta

The announcers said that Maluta was Afa's nephew. 

Archer won a squash with a pounce, suplex, chokeslam, Blackout and EBD Claw. 


Roberts and Archer did a promo after a commercial break. Roberts said they only have one blemish on their record and it's cost them a lot. Roberts interviewed Archer who said he'll win the battle royale. 

Taz, Ricky Starks and Brian Cage came to the ring and confronted Roberts and Archer. Roberts called Team Taz "Flinstones." Taz was trying to get his promo out but Roberts kept cutting him off. 

Allin then skated in and attacked Starks, knocking Starks out of his shoes. That was great. 

Cage and Archer faced off to end the segment, so they're teasing a big monster battle there. 


A nice video package played for the AEW Women's World Championship match at All Out. 

Billy Corgan did voiceovers for the video and put over how great it is that AEW and NWA are working together. 

Schiavone and Corgan put Thunder Rosa over as a big star and talented wrestler. JR said that Shida was put on earth to be a pro wrestler. 

They signed the contract for the match and Shida promised to win. 


Moxley/MJF contract signing

MJF entered with his lawyer, Mark Sterling and his campaign entourage. Moxley entered to a nice ovation. The crowd sounded louder at the opening of the show, though. 

MJF said he was a pro wrestling prodigy who grew up studying guys like Ernie Ladd and Buddy Rogers while Moxley was watching Sandman, Onita and John Zandig. MJF said maybe Mox's "hot little wife" should call him since he's single. 

Moxley said he wants to use the Paradigm Shift, he wants to hurt MJF and cause him permanent neck damage, but by banning the move MJF has just forced him to find more creative ways to hurt him. 

Moxley signed the contract. The big swerve here was that Moxley added a stip to the contract where he gets to wrestle Sterling next week. 


A Santana and Ortiz hype video aired. They recapped their feud with Best Friends. 


The Butcher, The Blade, Pentagon Jr. & Rey Fenix (w/Eddie Kingston) defeated Joey Janela, Sonny Kiss, Brian Pillman Jr. & Griff Garrison

They sent Janela, Kiss, Pillman and Garrison out there to be tackling dummies for Kingston's new stable. Janela and Pillman both took some spectacularly stupid bumps. 

Pentagon and Fenix hit stereo dives. Pentagon hit Janela with a package piledriver on the apron. Pillman took a bump on his head off a lariat. 

Fenix hit a springboard double stomp and pinned Pillman. 


Kingston cut a promo after the match and said he and his stable will be in the battle royale and one of them will win. 


Mr. Brodie Lee's TNT Championship celebration

Dark Order came to the stage carrying a casket. They held a funeral for Cody and the Nightmare Family. 

Mr. Brodie Lee entered. They did a less entertaining rehash of their comedy celebration from this week's BTE before Lee cut a serious promo. He said the open challenge is over and no more TV time for indie geeks. He said Cody's career is over. 

Natural Nightmares ran in to attack. Dark Order beat them down. Scorpio Sky ran in. He got beat down. 

Matt Cardona rumbled to the ring and cleaned house. 

The first part of this segment was like bad WWE comedy. The second half set up a couple of challengers for Lee and accomplished what it needed to. 


Dasha Gonzalez caught up with Hangman at the backstage bar. The Young Bucks entered and confronted Hangman for costing them the match earlier. 

Matt said all the Bucks ever wanted was for Hangman to be their friend. Nick said he called Hangman a jobber a long time ago but didn't mean it, but said Hangman was a jobber tonight. Page didn't react to any of this. 

The Bucks officially kicked Page out of The Elite and stormed off. 

Page stared into a broken mirror like a comic book villain at the point in his origin story where he turns evil. 


Big Swole defeated Britt Baker, Penelope Ford & Reba (w/Kip Sabian) in a handicap match

Baker cut a promo before the match that was very good and that's where the highlights ended. I'm a big Penelope and Swole fan but this was a worst match of the year contender. 

Baker said that if Swole wins she gets Baker in any kind of match she wants at All Out. 

Baker stayed on the stage in her wheelchair and never tagged in. 

Ford picked Swole up and almost dropped her on her head. Reba and Ford worked over Swole. Reba's offense looked terrible. 

Baker threw Reba a crutch. The ref took the crutch away. Sabian took the ref. Baker threw another crutch to Reba. Reba hit Ford with the crutch by mistake but actually missed her by a mile. Swole pinned Ford. 

Why is Reba in the match if not to get pinned? She's a makeup artist.

Worst match on American TV this year. 


Cody vs. MJF's lawyer, Santana & Ortiz vs. Best Friends, Chris Jericho vs. Joey Janela, Private Party & SCU vs. Young Bucks & Jurassic Express in an 8-man where the winners face each other at All Out were announced for next week. 


Dark Order came to ringside to recruit Taya Conti. Conti accepted and hugged Anna Jay. 

This was a strange time to do an angle. 


Natural Nightmares, Matt Cardona & Scorpio Sky vs. Brodie Lee, Stu Grayson, Evil Uno & Colt Cabana was announced for All Out. 

Sammy Guevara entered for the main event and did his cards gimmick during a commercial break. 

Tables match: Sammy Guevara defeated Matt Hardy

Who times these shows out? They went to another commercial break almost immediately after the match began. 

They busted each other open during a commercial break. Hardy missed an elbow off the apron and went through a table but it was not a finish as the AEW table match rules are you have to be put through a table by someone else's offensive move. 

Hardy set Guevara up on a table and teased a top rope legdrop. Guevara cut him off and hit a superplex through the table for the win. 

These guys killed themselves for a 7 minute TV match where half of it took place during commercials. 


Jericho was putting over what a great episode this was when Orange Cassidy ran in and attacked him. They brawled as the show went off the air.