AEW Dynamite Results for August 18, 2021
Tonight’s AEW DYNAMITE was held live from the Fertitta Center in Houston, TX!
It’s Wednesday night and you know what that means!
Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone, and Excalibur were the broadcast team for tonight’s event.
Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston walked out toward the ring to kick off the show!
2.0 and Daniel Garcia ambushed Mox and Kingston! Daniel Garcia took out the leg of Moxley with a lead pipe. 2.0 double-teamed Kingston.
2.0 didn’t want to wait any longer and they called out Sting and Darby Allin for their match.
Texas Tornado Tag!
“The Icon” Sting & Darby Allin vs. 2.0—Jeff Park & Matt Lee!
This is the first time Sting is wrestling on TNT in 20 years!
Darby Allin laid out Daniel Garcia with his skateboard. Darby and Sting hit 2.0 with stereo Stinger splashes!
“These guys are exchanging some hardware. They’re fighting like crazy,” said Jim Ross.
The fans chanted “You still got it” at Sting.
The two teams brawled into the upper concourse of the arena. Daniel Garcia jumped back into the fray. 2.0 used “2 for the show” on Darby into the concrete wall!
Darby Allin walked down the concourse ramp and dove onto 2.0 and Daniel Garcia! Eddie Kingston came back out and got some shots in on 2.0 and Garcia. Jeff Parker took out Sting’s leg. 2.0 suplexed Darby spine-first onto the trucks of his skateboard!
“They’ve been working on his knee, but Sting will never quit,” said Jim Ross.
Sting rallied back and took on 2.0 by himself! 2.0 hoisted up Sting and power bombed him through a table! Sting popped right back up! Darby dropkicked 2.0 right into Sting’s arms. Sting nailed them with the Scorpion Death Drop! Sting applied a double Scorpion Death Lock to 2.0 and made them tap!
“Sting was power bombed through that table and then stood up like it was nothing,” said Excalibur.
“His heart brought him back into the fight, and his soul created a double Scorpion Death Lock,” added Jim Ross.
Clips of Sammy Guevara’s big announcement aired from earlier in the night. Sammy proposed to his girlfriend! (She said “yes!”)
“The Chairman” Shawn Spears vs. “The Spanish God” Sammy Guevara!
Sammy came out to a thunderous reaction. Spears tried to get the jump on him, but Sammy noticed him and countered. Sammy rocketed off the ramp onto Spears. Sammy then walked over and kissed his fiancé, Pam. “The Spanish God” then rammed Spears into the guardrail. Spears got up and he and Tully Blanchard double-teamed Sammy with a stuffed piledriver.
“And now the bell finally rings but Sammy may be out of this fight,” said Excalibur.
Tully called for a second stuffed piledriver, but ref Aubrey Edwards ejected him from the ringside area!
Spears dropped down his kneepad area, exposing his shinbone, and then blasted Sammy with knee strikes! Sammy caught Spears with a head kick. Sammy was looking for a cutter, but Spears moved out of the way. Sammy rolled up Spears for a near fall.
They exchanged chops. Spears got the better of Sammy, picking him up vertically and then dropping him on his knee! Spears mounted Sammy and began the ground and pound attack!
Guevara placed a rail between the edge of the ring and the barricade wall. Both men jumped to the top turnbuckle. Spears flipped off Sammy with a middle finger. Sammy answered with a huge cutter off the top rope for a near fall. The momentum changed when Spears got Sammy up with the Avalanche C4 from the ropes for a two-count on Sammy!
“Sammy won’t be denied here in his hometown of Houston, Texas,” said Excalibur.
Spears hoisted up Sammy, but Sammy countered with a thrust kick and then a death valley driver onto the barricade! Sammy hit Spears with the 630 senton but somehow Spears kicked out!
Sammy rolled down his kneepad and rocked Spears with three consecutive knees! Sammy said, “This is over,” lifted up Spears and smashed him with the GTH for the pin!
“What an incredible performance by Sammy Guevara finally slaying this demon,” said Excalibur.
Tony Schiavone was backstage to interview the brand-new Impact World Champion Christian Cage!
Don Callis interrupted the interview. Callis was patronizing. “Look, I’m still on top of the wrestling business and you’re still…having wrestling matches. Nothing’s changed,” said Callis.
“Yeah, Don, I’m in Kenny Omega’s head. I took his Impact World Title and at ALL OUT, I’m going to take his AEW World Championship. You think you’re the smartest guy in the room, Don, but you’ll always be a carnie piece of $hit,” said Christian Cage.
Highlights aired from last week and Dante Martin’s star making performance.
American Top Team’s Dan Lambert was in the ring with Tony Schiavone!
“AEW has jumped aboard the cancel culture train that you millennials love to climb on. One phone call to my good friend Dana White fixed this problem because I brought along Junior dos Santos and Andrei Arlovski. Their message is a simple one to the locker-room: if you’re feeling froggy, go ahead and jump. But I’m not going to hold my breath for anyone to take up that offer. AEW is not the answer to your professional wrestling prayers.”
“The MurderHawk Monster” Lance Archer stormed out to the ring!
“The Men of the Year”—“All Ego” Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky ambushed Archer on his way to the ring!
“Wow, Dan Lambert finding some powerful allies,” said Excalibur, as Lambert stood in the ring and laughed as Archer was assaulted.
AEW World Tag Team Championship Match!
AEW World Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks—Nick & Matt Jackson (with The Good Brothers, Brandon Cutler, and Don Callis) vs. Jurassic Express—Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus (with Marko Stunt)!
Don Callis joined the commentary team for this match.
“Look at the number in The Bucks’ entourage,” said Tony Schiavone.
Nick Jackson hit Jungle Boy with a shoulder tackle. Nick backflipped off the ring apron. Jungle Boy took flight and crash-landed onto Nick Jackson!
Luchasaurus tagged in, and Nick quickly tagged out to Matt Jackson. Luchasaurus hit a sidewalk slam on Matt Jackson for a near fall. Jungle Boy tagged in and connected with a senton splash onto Matt Jackson. Jungle Boy took Nick Jackson down with a hurracanrana over the ropes! Matt Jackson surprised Luchasaurus with a diving crossbody block off the top turnbuckle onto the floor! The fans in the arena became unglued watching the highflying action unfold!
Jungle Boy was trying to fight out of the corner of the champions. He finally rolled through and got the hot tag to Luchasaurus. The big masked dino pancaked The Bucks, overwhelming them with his prehistoric strength!
Jungle Boy was on the top rope with Nick Jackson. Luchasaurus walked up to Jungle Boy, who then proceeded to hit a brain buster on Nick (jumping off Luchasaurus’ back)! Luchasaurus followed up with tail whips to The Young Bucks and then served up double chokeslams!
Jungle Boy jumped off Luchasaurus’ back but this time he was met with superkicks from The Young Bucks! The champs followed up with an assisted Indy Taker on Jungle Boy, but Jungle Boy kicked out before the three-count!
Kenny Omega ran down to the ring and walloped Marko Stunt with a steel chair! Kenny tossed the chair to Matt Jackson! Christian Cage chased after Omega and began brawling with him. Omega’s plan backfired as Jungle Boy rocked Matt Jackson with a brain buster onto the chair! Nick Jackson was there to break the count!
The Young Bucks double-teamed Jungle Boy with the BTE Trigger, which allowed Matt Jackson to pin Jungle Boy!
Christian Cage was carried back out to the ring and Kenny Omega stomped mud holes into him. The Elite stood by and mocked Christian Cage. Omega hit the One-Winged Angel on Christian Cage and Don Callis was there to make the mock three-count!
“Kenny Omega is on a collision course with Christian Cage at ALL OUT but he gets the moral victory here tonight,” said Excalibur.
Tony Schiavone was backstage to interview AEW Women’s World Champion Britt Baker, D.M.D.
Baker had Rebel and Jamie Hayter by her side.
“For those of you that don’t know, me and Britt go way back. So when my friend asked me to come in and help, of course the answer is going to be yes. So Red Velvet, next week on DYNAMITE, I dare you. Step between the ropes and face me,” said Jamie Hayter.
Tony Schiavone was in the ring and introduced Paul Wight!
“First of all, thank you Paul. Thank you for coming in the ring a week ago and helping me and my son,” said Schiavone.
“I gotta be honest, we’ve been friends a long time, and it was an honor to help you. But it was amazing to get back in that ring! It was great to stare QT Marshall in the face. It was great to chokeslam Aaron Solo. But I don’t want to forget. I’ve got a huge announcement that I’m excited to share with you guys…” said Paul Wight.
“Houston, we’ve got a problem,” said QT Marshall as he and The Factory (Aaron Solo and Nick Comorotto) walked onto the ramp.
“I get it Paul, after last week when you choke slammed Aaron Solo, you got carried away, but The Factory forgives you. But with all due respect, there’s a reason Tony Khan hired you as an announcer and not as a wrestler chasing championship titles,” continued QT Marshall.
“You’re interrupting me and Tony Schiavone, and I’m starting to get a little upset,” replied Paul Wight.
“Paul, as you know with my backstage role here in AEW, I’m aware of privileged information,” said QT Marshall.
QT showed images of Paul Wight’s surgically repaired hip on the big screen and mocked him for the injuries he’s racked up over the years.
“I’m going to clue you in, plugs. I had a talk with Tony Khan last week. At the ALL OUT pay-per-view in Chicago, I have a match. And guess who my opponent is. At ALL OUT, it’s going to be Paul Wight one-on-one with QT Marshall,” said Paul Wight.
Tony Schiavone was backstage with The Elite.
Schiavone informed us that Tony Khan has had enough of The Elite’s interference in matches. Tony Khan has booked a Tag Team Eliminator Tournament with Private Party, Varsity Blonds, Lucha Brothers, and Jurassic Express. The winner gets an AEW World Tag Team title match against The Young Bucks in a steel cage at ALL OUT!
Taz was in the ring with his son Hook!
“Please, a warm welcome for the FTW World Champion Ricky Starks,” said Taz.
“Ricky Starks is in the mix, and I want to let everyone know that Ricky Starks is for the world. Brian Cage, you and I seem to keep missing each other. So please, bring out Brian Cage,” said Starks.
Backstage, Powerhouse Hobbs laid out “The Machine” Brian Cage!
Brian Cage fought back and began brawling with Powerhouse Hobbs!
“Whoa, whoa, whoa, we’ve gotta go,” said Starks, as Taz and Hook scurried out of the ring.
Up next: “SuperBad” Penelope Ford vs. Thunder Rosa!
Thunder Rosa dropkicked Ford into the turnbuckles. Thunder Rosa charged in with a big elbow. Thunder Rosa found her mark with kicks to Ford. Thunder Rosa dropkicked Penelope Ford to the arena floor! Ford rallied back with a massive cutter on the outside!
“This has evolved into a very competitive match-up,” said Jim Ross.
Thunder Rosa was searching for the Fire Thunder Driver but Penelope countered. Penelope Ford applied the Muta Lock but Rosa countered with a single leg crab. Penelope managed to grab the bottom rope causing ref Paul Turner to break the hold. Thunder Rosa spiked Ford with a spinning Death Valley Driver for a near fall!
Penelope Ford applied an Indian death lock. Thunder Rosa countered by capturing Penelope Ford’s leg and then she applied a submission, forcing Penelope Ford to tap out!
Tony Schiavone was backstage with Arn Anderson and Brock Anderson.
“I try not to get emotional, Tony. But in AEW things happen fast. I got word that my son, who has only had a handful of matches, has a match next week on DYNAMITE with Malakai Black. Brock, I appreciate you trying to get vengeance for what he did to me and Cody, but with all his experience, Malakai will hurt you,” said Arn.
“Dad, I’m not asking you. I’m telling you this time,” replied Brock Anderson.
Main Event Time!
The Labours of Jericho: Chapter 5!
The Pinnacle’s MJF vs. “Demo God” Chris Jericho!
The Stipulation: No Judas Entrance and No Judas Effect! If Jericho uses the Judas Effect, he will be disqualified!
The entire arena sang Jericho’s theme song as he made his entrance! It was a spectacular a cappella rendition of “Judas”.
“We’ll never forget that,” said Tony Schiavone.
MJF shoved at Jericho, and then slapped him in the face once. They locked up but Jericho went for the Lion Tamer! MJF rolled to the outside.
Jericho elevated himself over the top rope and hit a body press on MJF on the arena floor! MJF grabbed Jericho by the tights and pulled him into the barricade. MJF grabbed the TV camera, taking a page out of Jericho’s playbook. MJF gave the fans in the arena (and watching at home) the middle finger. Jericho got to his feet and punched the TV camera, knocking it right into MJF’s face!
Back in the ring, MJF started working over Jericho’s injured, braced arm. Jericho punched and chopped back at MJF. He took Max down with a couple of shoulder tackles. Jericho followed up with a big double sledge hammer off the top rope. MJF countered with a Judo throw onto Jericho into the corner. MJF yanked the brace off Jericho’s left arm.
“The left elbow will be the target for MJF,” said Jim Ross.
Jericho pulled out a Lion Sault on MJF for a two-count!
“This is awesome!” the fans chanted.
“Yes it is,” agreed Jim Ross.
Jericho rocked MJF with ten forearm clotheslines in the corner. He hoisted MJF up to the top turnbuckle and brought him back down with a hurracanrana! MJF transitioned into the Salt of the Earth armbar! He chomped down on Jericho’s fingers. Jericho rolled through, looking for the Walls of Jericho. MJF kicked up, landing right on Jericho’s jaw.
“This has devolved into a fist fight,” said Excalibur.
MJF spiked Jericho with the Heat Seeker pendulum piledriver! MJF held ref Aubrey Edwards so she couldn’t see as he kicked back with a low blow to Jericho. MJF applied the Lion Tamer to Jericho!
“Will Jericho submit to his own hold?” asked Jim Ross.
Jericho had enough gas in the tank to crawl to the bottom rope and grab it, forcing the ref to break the hold. Jericho grabbed his baseball bat while MJF grabbed his “Dynamite diamond ring.” Ref Aubrey Edwards saw MJF with the foreign object and pried it away from him. While she had her back turned, Jericho waffled MJF with the baseball bat! Jericho was about to smack MJF with the Judas Effect but remembered the match stipulations. The moment of hesitation cost Jericho, because MJF seized the opportunity to hit the Judas Effect on Jericho. MJF applied the Salt of the Earth armbar and Jericho had to tap out!
Be sure to tune in next Wednesday to AEW DYNAMITE live on TNT (8pm ET/7pm CT) from the UWM Panther Arena in Milwaukee, WI!
And don’t forget AEW RAMPAGE: The First Dance airing this Friday, August 20th at 10/9c on TNT!