Here are the full results for this Wednesday's AEW Dynamite Episode which is slated to air live on March 22, 2023, from Cable Dahmer Arena, in Independence, MO.
AEW Dynamite airs every Wednesday at 8 pm ET on TBS in the United States. In Canada, AEW Dynamite is available through the TSN website. In India, AEW Dynamite airs on Eurosport every Thursday at 5:30 AM IST.
The show is available on the TSN Direct streaming service at 10 pm Eastern, the same time that the show will air live on TNT and FITE TV.
AEW Dynamite March 22, 2023 Live Coverage
Sting, Darby Allin & AEW International Champion Orange Cassidy Vs The Butcher, The Blade & Kip Sabian (w/Penelope Ford)
Cassidy sported an impressive display of finger paint on his cheeks, resembling the kind one might see in a preschool classroom. This aesthetic choice was particularly fitting given the recent House Rules show in Troy, OH, where Cassidy and Allin emerged victorious over Butcher and Blade, only to be ambushed backstage after the event. The match began with a brief exchange between Sabian and Cassidy, during which Cassidy unleashed his signature "pocket offense." However, when Butcher entered the ring and Sting followed suit, the action intensified.
Despite being struck repeatedly, Sting remained unfazed and delivered a devastating blow to Butcher, who resorted to eye-gouging in an attempt to regain control. Butcher's subsequent Stinger Splash missed the mark, allowing Sting to retaliate with one of his own as chaos ensued in the ring. Sabian then attempted a high-flying maneuver on Sting, but the seasoned wrestler channeled Cassidy's agility, rolling to the opposite side of the ring before tagging in Allin. With a lightning-fast Code Red, Allin nearly secured the win, but distraction from Ford gave Blade the opportunity to attack Allin from behind and take the upper hand.
Allin was mere inches away from making a crucial tag, but Blade intervened and took out Sting on the ringside floor. Cassidy's tag was lackluster at best, but once he entered the ring, he unleashed a flurry of energy and dominated the opposition. However, Butcher & Blade teamed up to deliver a devastating powerbomb neckbreaker combination on Cassidy, which was followed by a corner cannonball from Sabian. In a moment of hubris, Sabian played to the crowd, allowing Sting to make the tag and turn the tide of the match. Despite locking Sabian in a Scorpion Death Lock, Sting was soon overwhelmed by the duo of Butcher & Blade. Allin swooped in with a daring double Coffin Splash, while Sabian landed a punishing pump knee strike. A well-timed Stundog Millionaire from Cassidy led to a dramatic double dive onto Butcher & Blade. With Sabian at his mercy, Sting executed a picture-perfect Scorpion Death Drop and secured the pinfall victory.
Sting, Darby Allin & AEW International Champion Orange Cassidy
In the aftermath, Cassidy playfully placed his glasses on Sting, while Allin gazed intently at the Double or Nothing banner. The show concluded with a thrilling video package showcasing the 4 Pillars of AEW engaged in a raucous brawl from the previous week.
The Gunns (Austin & Colten) Vs Top Flight (Dante & Darius Martin) to retain the AEW Tag Team Titles
Top Flight launched into the match with lightning-fast speed, catching The Gunns off-guard and forcing them to retreat to the ringside floor. However, Dante's attempt to use the ropes to gain an advantage backfired, resulting in him getting caught throat-first by Colten. With referee Aubrey distracted by Austin, the action was paused briefly for a commercial break, during which Dante was left isolated and vulnerable. However, as soon as the show returned from break, Darius made an explosive hot tag, delivering a stunning standing Spanish Fly on Colten and earning a near-fall. A crafty blind tag by Austin set up a dizzying spinning slam from Dante, nearly securing the win for Top Flight.
As the match neared its climax, Dante looked poised to unleash his signature move, the Nose Dive, but Colten managed to block his attempt. Meanwhile, Darius launched himself out of the ring, taking out Colten with a daring dive. Undeterred, Dante regrouped and successfully executed the Nose Dive, but Colten rallied just in time to break up the pinfall. Suddenly, Matt Taven and Mike Bennett appeared at ringside, launching a surprise attack on Dante while the referee was distracted. Despite the interference, Dante fought back fiercely and managed to re-enter the ring, but he was quickly met with The Gunns' devastating finishing move, 3:10 to Yuma. With that, The Gunns emerged victorious and retained their title.
The Gunns (Austin & Colten)
After the match, a chaotic brawl erupted between Top Flight and The Kingdom, spilling backstage. Meanwhile, FTR made their way to the ring as their music blared. However, Colten Gunn wasted no time in shutting down their entrance, declaring that no one wanted to hear their song or see them in the ring. Colten went on to accuse FTR of being losers who would never earn another title shot. In response, FTR claimed that they would never team up in AEW again, but Austin Gunn was not convinced. Dax Harwood upped the ante, challenging The Gunns to a high-stakes match: if they lost, FTR would quit AEW for good. To everyone's surprise, Austin and Colten accepted the challenge without hesitation and even spat in FTR's faces before leaving the ring.
No Disqualification Match: HOOK Vs Stokely Hathaway
Hathaway stepped into the ring wearing the colors of the Nation of Domination, and even shared a pre-match hug with referee Bryce. However, before the match could begin, Hathaway made a shocking announcement. He claimed to have spoken with Doctor Simpson earlier and revealed that he was not cleared to compete and would be retiring from wrestling. To support his claim, he handed Justin Roberts what he claimed was a doctor's note, but was actually a Wing Stop receipt. As the bell rang, Hathaway quickly fled through the crowd, pursued by his opponent HOOK. The chase led back to the ringside area, where HOOK launched Hathaway with a powerful overhead suplex onto the hard floor.
HOOK noticed a railing stored under the ring and tossed it into the ring. Hathaway took advantage of the opportunity and grabbed a fire extinguisher, spraying HOOK in the face with it. He then grabbed a chair and quoted Tupac before attempting to strike HOOK with it. However, HOOK blocked the shot and retaliated with a devastating chair shot that left Hathaway reeling. HOOK continued to dominate, launching Hathaway into the railing he had set up earlier. Instead of going for the pin, HOOK opted to apply his signature submission hold, the REDRUM.
Adam Cole Addresses His Return Next Week
Adam Cole entered the ring to address the crowd and discuss his upcoming in-ring return next week. Cole expressed his excitement to wrestle again and teased the audience with the question of who his opponent will be. However, before he could continue, Daniel Garcia's music interrupted him. Garcia declared that it was "Story Time with Daniel Garcia Bay Bay" and received a negative reaction from the crowd. Garcia went on to claim that he is a locker room leader and has earned the respect of his peers. He welcomed Cole back but also aimed to put him in his place. While Cole was at home playing video games, Garcia had defeated Brody King, Ricky Starks, and Bryan Danielson. Garcia demanded to know where his respect as a sports entertainer was and asked what made Cole so special.
Cole stated that someday, Garcia may become a leader in AEW, but he shouldn't rely on the J.A.S. to give him a false sense of security. Even though he hasn't wrestled in nine months, Cole is still a multi-time world champion who has traveled the globe. If Garcia is foolish enough to challenge him next week, Cole is game. This isn't just any match for Cole; it's a statement that Adam Cole has returned.
Jon Moxley (w/Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta) Vs Stu Grayson (w/Evil Uno, John Silver & Alex Reynolds)
After an intense back-and-forth, Moxley took Grayson down to the mat. However, the two collided in an awkward manner, leaving Moxley visibly frustrated. He vented his anger by throwing a chair outside the ring before returning to execute a Saito suplex on Grayson, who was sent flying into the barricade. Once back inside, Moxley applied a Texas Cloverleaf, but Grayson managed to break free and landed a dropkick. Moxley regained control, but Grayson quickly recovered and hit a spinning slam followed by a twisting springboard senton for a near fall.
Grayson climbed to the top rope, but was momentarily distracted by Yuta. Dark Order and BCC exchanged heated words as Grayson took out the BCC with a moonsault, while Moxley took out Dark Order with a dive. Grayson returned to the ring and executed a huge 450 Splash, but Moxley kicked out. Grayson attempted Night Fall, but Moxley countered with the Bulldog Choke. Moxley then drove his knees to Grayson's head and locked in the Rear Naked Choke, causing Grayson to almost pass out before cannonballing into the corner with Moxley still on his back. Grayson followed up with a backflip kick, but Moxley halted him on the ropes with an Avalanche Death Rider, ultimately securing the victory.
Toni Storm (w/Saraya & Ruby Soho) Vs Skye Blue
At the onset of the match, Storm charged at Blue in an attempt to gain an early advantage. However, Blue managed to mount a comeback by landing strikes, executing a face buster and a dropkick that sent Storm out of the ring. Blue followed this up with a well-executed hurricanrana off the apron to the floor. Just as Blue was about to climb to the top, Storm cut her off with a hip attack that sent her crashing to the floor. Saraya and Soho took advantage of the referee's distraction to attack Blue.
During the commercial break, Storm maintained control of the match until Blue regained momentum with a corner kick and a top rope cross body. Blue then executed a tilt-a-whirl head scissors and followed it up with a spin kick to the head, earning a two-count. Storm managed to avoid Blue's finishing move, Code Blue, and instead hit a Thesz Press and a spinning DDT off the ropes. Storm then called for her finisher, Sweet Cheek Music, but Blue avoided it with a pump knee and executed Code Blue. Soho tried to distract the referee while Blue missed her spinning slam on Storm, who retaliated with Sweet Cheek Music, a German Suplex, and Storm Zero to secure the victory.
Following the match, The Outcasts appeared poised to attack Blue, but Willow Nightingale and Riho arrived with a steel pipe and chased them off.
Kenny Omega (w/Don Callis) Vs AAA Mega Champion El Hijo del Vikingo
During his entrance, Vikingo executed multiple dives on Omega, including a springboard dropkick back inside that led to a forearm exchange. Referee Paul Turner then officially started the match, and Omega missed a corner splash while Vikingo showcased his impressive athleticism with an Implosion Hurricanrana out of the corner, followed by a corkscrew kick. Omega was then sent to the floor, where Vikingo hit a Shooting Star Press off the apron. Vikingo's incredible springboard 450 splash off the second rope nearly ended the match, but Omega fought back with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker and fisherman's buster. Omega then hurled Vikingo into the barricade and set up a table ringside.
Despite Omega's dominance, Vikingo fought back on the apron with chops. However, Omega hit a perfectly executed monkey flip on the edge of the apron, causing Vikingo to land roughly. Omega attempted to execute a Snap Dragon off the apron and through the table, but Vikingo sprang back into the ring, leapt to the top rope, and, while standing on the ring post, executed a Dragon Rana on the apron and sent Omega crashing to the floor. Back inside the ring, Vikingo landed a nasty corner kick on Omega, but as they battled up on the ropes, Omega attempted a powerbomb, which Vikingo turned into a hurricanrana in mid-air and landed Omega on his head. Vikingo then followed up with an incredible spinning Phoenix Splash from the apron second rope, nearly ending the match.
Omega caught a flying Vikingo mid-air with a powerbomb into pump knee, but Vikingo kicked out, and Omega followed up with a Snap Dragon. Omega then hit a picture-perfect V-Trigger, but Vikingo countered Omega's signature One Winged Angel with a Swan Dive Poison Rana that spiked Omega. As Omega found himself on the table, Vikingo executed his signature breathtaking 630 Senton off the ropes and through the table to a huge pop from the crowd. Both men managed to beat the count and started slugging it out on their knees. Omega fired off a V-Trigger, but Vikingo responded with a sunset flip bomb, coming very close to winning the match. Vikingo then climbed to the top, but missed a 630 Senton, allowing Omega to hit a V-Trigger and finally execute his signature One Winged Angel for the victory in an incredible main event.
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