There isn’t any fancy branding for tonight’s AEW Dynamite, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s going to be a sub-par card. Tonight, we have two championship matches with the TNT title and the AEW Interim championships on the line. Wardlow, free of MJF (what ever happened to that guy?) is getting his shot against Scorpio Sky. While Brody King, coming off the Royal Rampage victory, has his sights set on Jon Moxley. Let’s get to the action.
Wardlow (challenger) vs. Scorpio Sky (champion) w/Ethan Page and Dan Lambert – TNT Championship Street Fight
Well, Scorpio brings a whole entourage with him to the ring in America Top Team. Sky forces Wardlow into the corner, but the challenger powers out. A shoulder block sends the champ to the mat. Sky kicks Wardlow below the belt, but it’s all legal. Wardlow tosses Sky across the ring. Sky is thrown across the ring again and rolls out to the floor. Dan Lambert hits Wardlow on the floor. The distraction allows Sky to ram him into the ring steps.
After a commercial break, Sky and Wardlow are on the top turnbuckle. Wardlow shoves the champ to the mat and takes to the sky with senton and connects. Wardlow is ready to starting conducting his Symphony, but America Top Team interferes. He runs through ATT tossing everyone out of the ring. Sky clocks Wardlow with the TNT title, but can’t get the three count on the pin. The champ looks for the TKO, but Wardlow drops down, shoving Sky into Lambert on the apron. Wardlow lowers the straps, setting up the powerbomb. He conducts the Symphony in three acts before covering. The foot on the chest gets the three count for the win.
Winner…and new TNT Champion…via pinfall: Wardlow
Jon Moxley has a word of warning for the people that think Brody King is going to catch him off guard, tonight. He knows who Brody King is.
Mark Sterling and Tony Nese started a petition to get Swerve Strickland removed from the AEW roster. They ask Keith Lee, who despite having issues with Swerve, refuses to sign.
Christian Cage and Luchasaurus are in the ring getting showered with boos. Will we find out why Luchasaurus has remained with Cage? Before we can get an answer Matt Hardy walks out on stage. He says Jungle Boy didn’t deserve what Cage did to him. Cage makes a crack about Jeff Hardy’s issues. Matt knows that Cage just wants to use Luchasaurus. He feels bad for using Private Party. Hardy wants to make sure no on else gets taken advantage of. Cage calls Hardy a clout chaser and calls him the biggest embarrassment in the Hardy family. The two throw hands, until Luchasaurus steps in with a head butt to Hardy. The two spill to the floor. Hardy gets kicked in the head and then choke slammed though a table.
Claudio Castagnoli and Jake Hagar have agreed to no physicality while speaking with Tony Schiavone. Hagar wants respect. Claudio plans on staying undefeated when he takes Jake on next week.
The Butcher and the Blade w/Bunny vs. Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee
He headbutt from Lee drops Blade and Butcher tags in. Lee pushes Butcher into the corner and slams him off the second turnbuckle. Butcher goes to the floor and grabs a chair. Blade talks him down. Swerve and Keith show some great team work in the match. Bunny stops Swerve from delivering a kick from the apron. Blade sweeps the leg, sending Strickland crashing to the floor.
After a commercial break, Swerve delivers a flying uppercut to Butcher. Lee tags in, crushes Butcher and Blade in the corner. He picks Blade up, tossing him into Butcher. Strickland tags in to double team Butcher. Blade avoids a charger Lee, who runs into Swerve. Butcher takes down Lee and then tosses Swerve into a kick from Blade. A massive lariat nearly gets a three count on Strickland, but Lee is able to break the pin at the last possible second. Swerve with a running heel kick to Butcher. Blade gets sandwiched in the corner. The two team up to hit Swerve in their Glory and gets the pin on Blade.
Winner via pinfall: Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee
After the match, Powerhouse Hobbs and Ricky Starks walk out to the ring. Thy are sick of being disrespected. Ricky says they could have ended their careers online and the microphone. Starks tells them they aren’t on the same level. He rants about the best tag team, which brings out the champs, the Young Bucks. The champs challenge both teams to a triple threat match next week.
The House of Black has some words for Jon Moxley ahead of tonight’s championship match.
Eddie Kingston heads to the ring for an interview with Tony Schiavone. Kingston first congratulates Wardlow on his win. He then congratulates everyone on the team that won Blood and Guts, even Claudio. Eddie calls out Chris Jericho; he is going to get him again. Jericho interrupts on the big screen. The JAS has Ruby Soho in a bad way. Tay Conti slams a car door on her arm before any one can run them off.
The Dark Order, with Negative One, leading the way walk out to the ring. The Order may be down a few members, but Evil Uno assures the crowd that they aren’t going anywhere. Dark Order is forever. This is the start of a new chapter. QT Marshal rains on this parade. He calls the Negative One a charity case. Evil Uno has to hold him back. QT wants a fight with Negative One without the rest of the Order. Hangman Page has heard enough. He drags Marshall into the ring, allowing the Dark Order to decimate him. Negative One tells QT he’s going to wait until he is 19 years old to pin him.
Jim Ross joins the commentary desk for the second hour of the show.
Penta Oscuro w/Alex Abrahantes and Rey Fenix vs. Rush w/Andrade El Idolo and Jose
Rush with a swing and a miss, but then the two trade chops. Penta counters a suplex and nearly gets the pin with a roll up. Penta runs into an elbow strike. Rush with a splash in the corner and follows with a low drop kick. Penta hits a two sling blades in a row and Rush rolls to the floor. Oscuro crashes into Rush with a tope con hillo. Alex then takes out Jose with a spear.
After the commercial break, the two tee off on each other with chops. Penta hits a back stabber. Rush answers with a power slam. Penta with another back stabber out of the corner. The two trade overhand chops again. The two then trade head butts. Rush with a leaping knee strike and both men are down in the middle of the ring. Rush misses an elbow in the corner. The two trade chops again, this time in the corner. Rush connects with a missile drop kick and follows with a senton. Penta kicks out of the pin.
An elbow drops Penta in the corner, but he rolls through and hits a cutter. Penta with the package piledriver and makes the pin. Andrade puts Rush’s foot on the ropes to break the count. Rush hits Penta with a low blow and removes his mask. He rolls up the mask less Penta in a small package and gets the three count.
Winner via pinfall: Rush
Samoa Joe will defend the ROH TV title at Death Before Dishonor and Sanjay Dutt and Jay Lethal couldn’t be happier.
Mark Sterling and Tony Nese are still pounding the pavement to get Swerve Strickland removed from the roster. Orange Cassidy won’t sign. Tony Nese wants to face Orange on Rampage and if Orange loses he will sign the petition. I just hope Cassidy can get a better lawyer then Danhausen.
The Acclaimed and the Gunn Club w/ Billy Gunn vs. Ruffin It and Fuego Del Sol
The Gunn boys cut off Mex Caster before he can start rapping. Caster hits the Mic Drop on Bear Bronson, but Austin tags himself in to cover and get the three count.
Winners via pinfall: The Acclaimed and the Gunn Club
After the bell, Caster and Bowens fight with the Gunns. Billy has to jump in to stop the fight. He yells at his sons before laying out Caster with a clothesline. Bowens gets a Famouser.
Miro has some words for Malakai Black after what happened at Forbidden Door. The Redeemer is coming and he is angry.
Nyla Rose and Marina Shafir vs. Thunder Rosa and Toni Storm
Storm with a low drop kick after a drop toe hold to Shafir. Rosa and Storm use quick tags to keep Shafir down and team up to hit a suplex. Marina with a body shot to Storm to open up some room. She knocks Rosa off the apron. Rose with a cheap shot behind the refs back, allowing Rose to then tag in.
After a commercial break, Storm gets slung to the mat, but can’t stop her from tagging in Rosa. The champ chops away at Nyla. A drop toe hold sends Rose into the ropes. Rosa with a drop kick to the jaw, but then runs into a side walk slam. Shafir tags in, hitting a pump handle throw. Storm saves the match by breaking the pin. ThunderStorm clear out Rose and hit Shafir with a hip attack. Rosa hits the cradle piledriver with an assist from Storm. She covers Shafir and gets the three count.
Winner via pinfall: Thunder Rosa and Toni Storm
Tony Schiavone is backstage with Jade Cargill. She shuts down Tony right away and wants Stokely Hathaway to explain what happened last week. Easy, Stokely offered Leila Gray$1100 to get involved. Only he has the finesse to pull that off. Trust the process. Jade wants her to deliver or it’s on Hathaway.
Daniel Garcia isn’t afraid of Wheeler Yuta and is gunning for his ROH Pure Title.
FTR wants the Briscoes at ROH Death Before Dishonor.
Brody King (challenger) vs. Jon Moxley (champion) – AEW Interim World Championship Match
King forces Moxley into the corner and a single chop sends the champ to his knees. Mox gets right in King’s face. The two trade blows in the middle of the ring and the champ is rocked. The fight goes to the floor, slamming Jon into the security barrier. The champ dodges a charge, sending King into the ring steps. King back drops Mox on the ramp and throws his into the time keeper’s area. In the ring, Moxley with low drop kick and follows with a dragon screw. Moxley locks in the figure four. King breaks free, but the champ goes back to work on the knee of King. The two trade forearms in the middle of the ring. Mox shoots off the ropes, but right into a Boss Man slam. King nearly gets the pin.
After the commercial break, Mox elbows his way out of trouble and then avoids the cannonball in the corner. King crashes and burns. The champ sets him atop the turnbuckle, raking the back. The champ hits the superplex and locks in the bulldog choke. King snaps Mox over to break the hold. The champ stomps on King’s head. A lariat doesn’t take down King, but a lariat does take out the champ. Brody locks in the sleeper and goes up top. He pulls the champ off his feet and dumps him in the corner. King hits the cannonball senton in the corner. Mox hits the Paradigm Shift out of the nowhere. He drives elbows into King and locks in a sleeper. King falls back to break the hold, but Mox immediately locks in the Bulldog choke. King passes out and the ref calls for the bell.
Winner…and still AEW Interim World Champion…via submission: Jon Moxley
That’s the show, see you in seven.
AEW Dynamite 7/6/2022
Blue Cross Arena at War Memorial, Rochester, New York
AEW keeps churning out great wrestling shows. We get two title matches, tonight. Granted neither was a technical showcase, but the Maine event is worth checking out. Eddie Kingston proves once again his is magic on the mic. And if you haven’t seen Rush in action, do yourself and favor and watch his match with Penta.