AEW Dynamite Results for April 12, 2023
Tonight’s episode of AEW DYNAMITE was broadcast live from the UW – Milwaukee Panther Arena in Milwaukee, WI!
Excalibur, Tony Schiavone, and “The Human Suplex Machine” Taz were the broadcast team for tonight’s event.
It’s Wednesday night and you know what that means!
Darby Allin vs. The Mogul Embassy’s Swerve Strickland (with Prince Nana &“The Machine” Brian Cage)!
Darby hit a stunner right out of the gate and followed up with a tope suicida! Darby climbed up to the top and jumped onto Swerve on the arena floor again!
“Darby uses his body as a weapon,” said Taz.
Outside the ring, Swerve scooped up Darby and slammed him. Swerve climbed the guardrail but Darby dropkicked it, knocking Swerve down. Darby charged Swerve and squashed him against the barricade with a coffin splash.
Swerve swept out Darby’s legs as Darby was on top of the steel ring steps. Swerve smashed the heel of his boot against Darby’s jaw. Swerve pulled off Darby’s belt and whipped him with it. Sammy Guevara and Tay Conti were shown watching the match on a monitor.
Darby tripped up Swerve and grounded and pounded him. Swerve dodged a coffin splash with a big, leaping heel kick for a near fall. Darby’s mouth was busted open. Swerve connected with another switch kick to Darby. Swerve used a double foot stomp on Darby, who was dangling by his boots and the bottom rope. Swerve tweaked his foot when he landed.
Darby saw an opening and removed Swerve’s boot and then bit down on Swerve’s injured foot. Darby grabbed a knee bar but Swerve escaped. Swerve used Darby’s momentum and hit a German suplex. “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry was seen watching the match on a monitor backstage.
Darby nailed Swerve with a reverse hurracanrana off the apron and onto the arena floor! Darby smashed Swerve with the Coffin Drop. Prince Nana snuck down to the ring and put Swerve’s foot on the ropes to break up the pin. “The Machine” Brian Cage came down the ramp. Darby jumped back into the ring but Swerve was there with a kick and a big stomp off the top rope for a two-count.
Brian Cage swept out the legs of Darby. Ref Aubrey Edwards ejected Cage and Prince Nana from ringside. Darby finished off Swerve with the Last Supper!
“That is twice in a row that Darby has submitted Swerve with the Last Supper. It may be Swerve’s kryptonite but it got the job done,” said Excalibur.
AEW World Champion MJF’s came out onto the ramp!
MJF: “Darby, Darby, Darby, I’ll give you credit where credit is due. That was an incredible match. I’ve got two words to say that will prove that my name is MJF. Those two words are headlock takeover. That’s right, bud, I beat you with a maneuver that was so simple and yet you think you can take the triple B off me?
“You are not on the level of the devil.”
Darby: “Are you happy, Max?”
MJF: “Excuse me?”
Darby: “I met you six years ago and you said when you were wrestling on national television you’d be happy. My first year of AEW I checked myself into therapy because I refused to be the guy who was happy on the outside but was dying on the inside. With the money I made from AEW I bought my parents a house and helped my dad retire. And no, Sting is not my dad, he’s just my best friend in this company.
“Max, this is just a fifteen-minute ride. See, I’m not like you. I’m not going to lower my morals to be somebody in this world. So if you’ve got something to say, keep talking.”
MJF: “You know what you are Darby Allin? You are an arrogant little boy. You really think you are special? You don’t think you have to go through what people have been going through for decades to make it to the top in this industry. Morals kill careers in this sport, and that’s a fact.
I think you’re a gutless coward. Because you don’t have the balls to sacrifice what needs to be sacrificed. You think I’m an idiot? I don’t care because as long as this belt comes with me, that’s all that matters. That’s the difference between me and you and the other two pillars. I will do whatever it takes.
“I will do whatever it takes to leave a legacy in this sport and by the time I’m done it’ll say ‘MJF: the greatest of all time.’ Your legacy will read: ‘Sting’s bitch!’”
Sting came out and walked to the ring!
“It’s Sting!” said Tony Schiavone.
Sting: “Max I just want to know what all this daddy daycare talk the past few weeks is all about. I don’t see myself as a daycare kind of guy. I think of myself more like a cheerleader. Yeah! It looks like I’ve offended you. I’ll stop now if you promise to stop with this Cody Daycare stuff. Oh, I said Cody, didn’t I?! It hurts because you had a cheerleader in Cody. And Darby has one in me. And a young Sting had one in Ric Flair.
“I don’t have a hunger for this world title. Showtime is almost over. But showtime is just starting for Darby Allin! Max, mark my words, Darby Allin will become AEW World Heavyweight Champion. It is showtime!”
Darby: “This fake plastic world is not taking me alive, Max. I am leaving the next AEW World Champion!”
MJF spat at Darby Allin and then jumped out of the ring!
TNT Championship Open Challenge!
Powerhouse Hobbs (c.) (with QTV)
“The Last Real Man” Silas Young!
Hobbs blasted Silas with a spinebuster. Hobbs hoisted up Silas Young in a backbreaker and then planted Young! Powerhouse Hobbs pinned Silas!
“Hobbs is a force of nature,” said Excalibur.
QT and Hobbs started to pull Silas to the back when Wardlow appeared on the screen. Wardlow demolished Hobbs’ car outside the arena, hitting it with a pipe and then turning it upside down with a forklift!
Hobbs was about to powerbomb Silas through a table when Wardlow’s music hit! Wardlow and Hobbs began to brawl! Wardlow powerbombed Aaron Solo off the stage and through a table below!
AEW International Championship Match!
“Freshly Squeezed” Orange Cassidy (c.)
The House of Black’s Buddy Matthews (with Julia Hart)!
Orange dropkicked Buddy and followed up with a tope to the outside. Orange attempted a diving crossbody but Buddy Matthews caught him. Orange countered with a DDT and then blasted Buddy with the Orange Punch! Cassidy immediately grabbed his hand. Doc Sampson came over to check on Orange Cassidy’s hand.
Buddy Matthews came over and stomped on Orange’s injured hand! Buddy grabbed Orange’s hand and smashed it on top of the steel ring steps!
Buddy hit a thrust kick on the ring apron. Orange served up a thrust kick of his own. Orange was looking for a DDT but Buddy countered with a massive knee strike! Cassidy surprised Buddy with a Beach Break on the apron!
Orange and Buddy exchanged strikes in the center of the ring. Buddy stomped on Orange’s hand and then stood on it with all of his weight. Buddy Matthews cracked Orange with a knee strike. Orange fired back with the Stun Dog Millionaire!
Both men battled on top of the top turnbuckle when Orange smashed Buddy with a DDT! And then a diving DDT to Buddy for a near fall! Orange landed the Orange Punch—right on target! Matthews dared Orange to hit him again. Orange tried but Matthews blocked the punch! Buddy connected with the curb stomp for a two-count! Orange managed to grab Buddy with the mouse trap and squeak out the win!
A vignette aired of Luchasaurus and Christian Cage!
Christian smirked and said, “Some things have changed!”
Renee Paquette was backstage with Orange Cassidy and the Best Friends, looking for a medical update.
Best Friends challenged Aussie Open to a match this Friday on Rampage!
“All Ego” Ethan Page was in the ring with a microphone!
Page: “All right, Ethan Page and the Firm have had a bit of a rough patch. I need answers. I need to know why Matt Hardy hit me in the head with a title and I need to know what that moron put in the contract. You still work for me.”
Isiah Kassidy and Matt Hardy walked onto the ramp!
Matt Hardy: “You treated myself and Private Party like trash so that’s why I worked you into signing that contract. And it said if Hook beat you, Matt Hardy and Private Party were no longer under the dominion of the Firm. And I get to choose our next match and when we win, we are no longer under contract to Stokely and the Firm.”
Big Bill and Lee Moriarty blindsided Matt Hardy and Isiah!
Hook’s music hit! Hook used a Judy throw on Lee. Hook jumped in the ring but he was outnumbered.
Jeff Hardy’s music began to play! Jeff ran to the ring and took no prisoners!
“The roof is going to blow off this place!” said Taz.
Jeff Hardy cleaned house of the Firm and evened up the playing field for Matt Hardy, Hook, and Isiah Kassidy!
A message played from Kenny Omega!
Omega: “I speak to the Bucks almost every day. We promise that this problem you have with us, BCC, will be taken care of in the ring. But when you hurt Don Callis and left him in a pool of his own blood, I take it personally. And I get it. He’s not the most likeable guy. But he’s still family. And when you mess with someone’s family, that’s when you cross a line. So it’s not gonna be blood for blood because that’d be music to your ears. It’s going to be much worse.
The Blackpool Combat Club—Claudio Castagnoli & Jon Moxley (with Wheeler Yuta)
Brandon Cutler & Michael Nakazawa!
The BCC pounced at Cutler and Nakazawa as they made their entrance. Claudio rammed Nakazawa’s head into the apron repeatedly until Nak was busted open.
“This isn’t a match, this is a mugging,” said Excalibur.
Nakazawa staggered Claudio with chops. Claudio shut him down with a lariat! Claudio twirled Nakazawa around the ring with the Giant Swing!
Moxley tagged in, as did Brandon Cutler. Moxley headbutted Cutler and then bit his nose. Mox decimated Cutler with the King Kong Lariat and then the Death Rider. Nakazawa saved Cutler from the bulldog choke. Mox kept stomping on Cutler until the ref stopped the match.
Moxley grabbed a mic and asked, “Where are the Young Bucks? Where is the Cowboy? Where is Don Callis? They’re still at the hospital! They have glass jaws! That’s not the Elite. We put the elite in All Elite Wrestling!”
Kenny Omega came down the ramp! The BCC turned their attention to Kenny and then the Young Bucks jumped in the ring from behind and dished out superkicks! The Bucks smashed Mox with the BTE Trigger! Omega threw a gear case into the ring. Omega was going to use the gear case but Matt Jackson stopped Omega and handed him a screw driver instead! Kenny was going to use the screw driver it seems but the BCC pulled Mox outside the ring to safety!
Riho & Skye Blue
The Outcasts—Ruby Soho & Toni Storm (with Saraya)!
Toni Storm jumped Skye Blue but Blue brought down Storm. Blue tagged Riho. Ruby tagged in and tried for a trip on Riho but Riho avoided it.
Riho dropkicked Ruby Soho. Riho climbed to the top rope and hit a cross body press down onto the Outcasts on the arena floor!
Skye Blue had momentum and used a leaping cross body press on Toni. Ruby was there to break up the pin attempt. Toni Storm threw Skye with a German Suplex and then a hip attack! After the Storm Zero on Skye, Toni pinned Skye Blue!
Riho jumped back into the fray but the numbers were against her. The Outcasts spraypainted Riho and then powerbombed her!
AEW Women’s World Champion Jamie Hayter sprinted to the ring to help Riho! The Outcasts swarmed Hayter! Dr. Britt Baker ran down and cleaned house on the Outcasts. Baker and Saraya brawled inside the ring. Baker went for the curb stomp on Saraya but the other members of the Outcasts pulled Saraya out of the ring!
“Limitless” Keith Lee vs. Chris Jericho (with Daniel Garcia)!
Jericho chopped at Keith Lee but Keith Lee didn’t budge. Lee shoved Jericho down and then chopped at Jericho.
Jericho fought out of the corner with chops but Lee answered with a massive overhead chop. Jericho went down in a heap. Keith Lee splashed Jericho in the turnbuckles. Keith Lee scoop slammed Jericho.
Garcia jumped on the apron and distracted Keith Lee. Jericho connected with a springboard dropkick. Jericho dropkicked Lee off the turnbuckles and followed up with a lionsault.
Keith Lee leveled Jericho with a lariat and then splashed Jericho in the corner. Garcia grabbed Keith Lee’s boot. Jericho came in for a lariat but Keith Lee picked up Jericho with a bear hug. Jericho escaped but Keith Lee pounced Jericho!
Keith Lee went for a moonsault press but Jericho raised his knees to counter. Keith Lee chokeslammed Jericho for a near fall. Jericho escaped a powerbomb attempt from Keith Lee and locked in the Walls of Jericho! Keith Lee grabbed the bottom rope to force the ref to break the hold.
Keith Lee hurled Jericho across the ring! Garcia tried to distract Keith Lee and Lee threw Garcia into the ring! Keith Lee steamrolled both of them. Keith Lee powerbombed Jericho. Garcia distracted the ref and then Swerve Strickland rocked Keith Lee with a foreign object out of nowhere! Jericho capitalized and pinned Keith Lee.
Adam Cole came down to the ring and checked on Keith Lee. Adam Cole and Keith Lee walked to the back together, never once making eye contact with Jericho.
Catch AEW DYNAMITE on TBS next Wednesday live at 8/7ct from the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, PA!
This Friday tune in to AEW RAMPAGE on TNT!
And remember…the home of professional wrestling is All Elite Wrestling!