AEW Dynamite Results for January 5, 2022
The TBS era of AEW DYNAMITE began tonight!
DYNAMITE has made the move to The Mothership!
Tonight’s episode of AEW DYNAMITE was held live from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ!
It’s Wednesday night and you know what that means!
Tony Schiavone, Excalibur, and Jim Ross were the broadcast team for tonight’s event.
AEW World Championship Match! Page vs. Danielson 2!
AEW World Champion “Hangman” Adam Page vs. “American Dragon” Bryan Danielson!
If this match reaches the 60-minute time limit, the decision will be made by the judges: “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry, Jerry Lynn, and Paul Wight!
“What a feeling to be back on TBS,” said Tony Schiavone.
Page charged after Bryan, but Bryan rolled to the outside of the ring. Bryan did jumping jacks in front of the judges. Bryan returned to the ring and he and Page locked up.
Excalibur and Schiavone noted that Bryan seemed to be stalling. Bryan evaded a chop from Page and then performed more jumping jacks, this time with a smirk in Page’s direction. Page hit a tope suicida to the outside on Bryan. He tried for a moonsault to the outside but Danielson moved. Page landed on his feet and then Page powerbombed Bryan onto the edge of the ring!
Page was looking for another tope suicida but Danielson moved out of the way! Danielson shoved the soaring “Hangman” Page into the ring barricade! Bryan Danielson worked over Page’s arm, ramming Page shoulder first into the steel post!
“He’s trying to neutralize the Buckshot Lariat,” said Schiavone.
“The challenger is in control,” added Jim Ross.
Danielson ran the ropes but Page caught him and dropped him with a fallaway slam. Page went over the top rope with a body press to Bryan on the arena floor. Page jumped off the top turnbuckle with a clothesline to Bryan for a near fall.
Bryan backdropped Page out of the ring. Bryan attempted a tope suicida but Page countered him, utilizing tremendous footwork. Bryan used a drop toehold onto the steel ring steps on Page, and Page was busted wide open!
Danielson headbutted Page until Page dropped to his knees. Danielson dropped elbows on a bloody Adam Page!
“He wants to inflict more punishment and more injury on the champ,” said Tony Schiavone.
Page caught Danielson and planted him with a death valley driver!
“That blood, it’s Page’s blood, and it’s all over the place. This has broken down into a fight,” said Schiavone.
Page ducked a rolling lariat from Bryan and then flung Bryan back with a German Suplex for a near fall! Bryan got to his feet and began hitting Page with stiff roundhouse kicks. Page answered with a high boot to Bryan’s head. Bryan and Page countered one another’s vertical suplex and they both went over the top rope!
Bryan shoved Page into the ring post! Bryan grabbed Page by the arms but Page outpowered Bryan and pulled him into the ring post three consecutive times! Page headbutted Bryan and Bryan was busted open! Page taunted Danielson’s antics from earlier and began performing jumping jacks.
Page hit a fallaway slam off the top rope on Danielson for a near fall! Ref Paul Turner examined the laceration on Danielson’s forehead.
Danielson jumped at Page on the outside of the ring and Page countered with a Dead Eye on the floor! Page went for the Buck Shot Lariat in the ring but Danielson dropped to his knees from the blood loss. Bryan rolled up Page for a near fall! Danielson applied the Lebell Lock but Page powered his way out!
Page catapulted Danielson and then booted him out of the ring! Page crashed down onto Bryan with a moonsault. Page tried for the Buck Shot Lariat again but Bryan ducked it again and answered with a running knee strike for a near fall!
“They’re both looking for a miracle at this point,” said Jim Ross.
The packed arena of fans chanted “Fight Forever!”
They exchanged headbutts again!
“This is what the world title means in AEW!” said Tony Schiavone.
Danielson spiked Page with a Gotch-style piledriver for a near fall, smiling at Jerry Lynn when he did it! Bryan Danielson grabbed control of Page’s wrists and viciously stomped Page! Bryan went for the knee again but Page countered with a pop-up powerbomb!
Danielson lured Page in with a triangle; Page tried to power out but Danielson put a knee bar on the champ. Page escaped and began clubbing Danielson. Page folded up Bryan with a back drop driver!
Page pulled down his elbow pad and hit the Buck Shot Lariat! Page pinned Bryan Danielson and retained the AEW World Championship!
“It took one of those clotheslines, as it should,” said Jim Ross.
“‘Hangman’ Adam Page slaying the ‘American Dragon’,” added Excalibur.
MJF vs. “Captain” Shawn Dean!
CM Punk sprinted to the ring as the match began. MJF jumped out of the ring to avoid CM Punk!
CM Punk kicked Shawn Dean and then nailed him with the GTS!
Ref Aubrey Edwards disqualified MJF for Punk’s interference and awarded the match to Shawn Dean!
CM Punk: “This is your future every time you step into the ring. It’s going to be hard to fight for a title when you keep losing.”
MJF: “Everything that comes out of your mouth is fake and induces boredom. You came out here last week and you said you were done with this. You said you were going to focus on becoming a world champion. You might have this people convinced you’re the real deal, but deep down, without me, you’re nothing. I make you relevant.
“For you to come out here and claim that I’m a waist a money…when you sold Tony Khan nothing but a bill of goods. You ain’t the same guy you used to be. But you know who is…MJF. But by the way, you got offended when I drew the comparison to Roddy Piper.
“Do you think you’re Roddy Piper, PG Punk? The last time I checked, Roddy Piper was talented enough to main event a WrestleMania. And by the way, if I’m not starting to be shown the proper respect around here, maybe I’ll main event a Mania too.”
CM Punk: “All I’m trying to do is kick your ass. I’ll do it right here, right now in New Jersey. You ran from me, you hid behind FTR. If you think the grass is greener, go ahead, I’ll still be waiting for you when you come back to give you the ass-kicking you deserve!”
MJF: “You want the match?! Next week it’ll be MJF vs. Wardlow!”
CM Punk: “The difference between myself, Roddy Piper, and a worm like you, is me and Roddy Piper would fight anyone at any time. When you run out of people to hide behind, I’ll be here waiting to kick your ass!”
Up next: “The Demo God” Chris Jericho returned to the ring (and TBS!) with a mic!
Jericho: “What a historical night here in New Jersey. The first episode of AEW DYNAMITE on TBS! I haven’t been on TBS since April 7th, 1999, when I was on WCW THUNDER losing to Booker T. I think he cheated.
“It’s great to be back after those idiots 2point0 knocked me out. And that’s why last week, I didn’t come out to save Eddie Kingston. No, I came out to give a little revenge to those dipshits 2point0!”
2point0’s music began to play and they walked to the ring with microphones.
“Ladies and gentlemen, Terrance and Phillip,” said Jericho.
2point0 mocked Jericho and said the last time they ran into him, they gave him a taste of a steel chair.
“I can’t stop looking at your square head,” said Jericho.
Jericho grabbed his baseball bat “Floyd” and said he’d knock both their heads off. Daniel Garcia jumped into the ring with a blindside attack on Jericho. Eddie Kingston, Santana, and Ortiz ran down to the ring to even up the odds. 2point0 and Daniel Garcia retreated!
Adam Cole was backstage with ReDRagon—Adam Cole and Bobby Fish!
Cole said he knew that last week, Kyle didn’t mean to kick him in the head. Cole said these were exciting times because at RAMPAGE, he’ll be wrestling Jake Atlas to remind everyone that Adam Cole is all anyone will be talking about.
“Mr. Mayhem” Wardlow (with Shawn Spears) vs. Antonio Zambrano!
Spears hit the C4 Death Valley Driver on Zambrano on the arena floor while Wardlow was being checked out by the referee! Spears rolled Zambrano into the ring and ordered Spears to pin Zambrano. Wardlow ignored Spears!
Wardlow powerbombed Antonio! Wardlow hit the second powerbomb in the symphony! And then a third one! Wardlow picked up Antonio for a fourth powerbomb! And then a fifth! Wardlow placed his foot on Antonio and pinned him!
“It wasn’t what Shawn Spears did with the C4. It was the five powerbombs,” said Tony Schiavone.
TBS Championship Tournament Finals!
Jade Cargill (with “Smart” Mark Sterling) vs. Ruby Soho!
The winner will be crowned the inaugural TBS Champion!
Jade Cargill had an early advantage, backing up Ruby into the corner. Ruby fired back with a stiff shot at Jade. Ruby shouldered Jade and then blasted her with a shotgun dropkick off the apron!
Ruby was slow to get into the ring and Jade took advantage, stomping her, and then dropping elbows. Ruby brought Jade back into the ring with an arm drag off the top turnbuckle. Mercedes Martinez came to the ring, but Thunder Rosa sprinted down and began to brawl with Mercedes!
Ref Aubrey Edwards checked on Ruby Soho’s injured shoulder.
Jade tried to hit Ruby in the corner but Ruby dodged it and then connected with a knee strike to Jade! Ruby attempted a side suplex but Jade powered her way out of it. Jade nailed Ruby with a shoulder breaker and then a pump kick for a near fall!
“Ruby just won’t give up!” said Jim Ross.
“Jade may have tweaked her right knee, she’s clutching it,” observed Excalibur.
Ruby grabbed Jade and side suplexed her for a near fall! Mark Sterling jumped onto the ring apron and distracted ref Aubrey Edwards. Aubrey ejected “Smart” Mark from the match! Jade grabbed Ruby for the Jaded but Ruby countered and blasted Jade with the No Future! Jade kicked out!
“Ruby is fighting with one arm,” said Tony Schiavone.
“I love watching Ruby wrestle. She’s all heart,” replied Jim Ross.
Jade attempted to arm drag off the top rope but Jade countered with an avalanche Jaded! Jade pinned Ruby and became the first-ever TBS Champion!
Earlier in the day, Jim Ross had a sit-down interview with Serena Deeb!
Deeb: “My intention from the start was to show Shida respect. But now it’s about hurting her and claiming my spot at the top of this division where I belong. The reason that they call me ‘the professor of professional wrestling’ is because I have a PHD in this shit. I demanded a match with you next week Shida. You will not be walking out on your own!”
Malakai Black vs. Brian Pillman, Jr.!
The arena went pitch black as Malakai Black appeared out of thin air!
“Malakai Black has carved a path of destruction out of AEW, blowing black mist into PAC’s eyes. He did the same to Julia Hart and Griff Garrison. His motives known only to himself,” said Excalibur.
“I know he’s very talented. He’s a hardened fighter,” added Jim Ross.
Julia Hart walked out with Brian Pillman, still sporting an eye patch.
Pillman hit a clothesline on Black. Pillman jumped off the ropes for the Air Pillman but he crashed and burned! Black rocked Pillman with a thunderous roundhouse kick and then pinned Pillman!
Black left the ring but then returned. The Lucha Bros came out to the ring to help Pillman but the arena went dark and Black escaped untouched!
Tony Schiavone was backstage to interview Ruby Soho!
AEW Women’s World Champion Dr. Britt Baker interrupted Ruby!
Ruby told Baker to leave her alone and prepare for her match this Saturday. Baker smacked Ruby Soho but then Riho crashed the scene, jumping on Baker!
AEW World Tag Team Championship Match!
AEW World Tag Team Champs The Lucha Bros—Penta El Zero Miedo & Rey Fenix (with Alex Abrahantes) vs. Jurassic Express—Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus (with Christian Cage)!
“Could this be the night? That’s what I’m wondering,” said Jim Ross.
“They amassed an incredible record last year,” added Excalibur.
“The champions have a 15-1 record. That’s pretty damn good,” replied Jim Ross.
Jungle Boy suplexed Rey Fenix, but Fenix held onto Jungle Boy’s wrists. Jungle Boy got his clock cleaned by a dropkick from Rey Fenix!
Luchasaurus and Penta El Zero Miedo faced off! Penta El Zero Miedo hit Luchasaurus with overhand chops! Luchasaurus blocked one and knocked Penta El Zero Miedo off his feet with a chop of his own! Jungle Boy was kicked in the back of the head by Rey Fenix, but then Luchasaurus tail whipped Rey Fenix!
Luchasaurus German Suplexed Penta El Zero Miedo for a near fall! The Lucha Bros hit tandem offense on Luchasaurus until the big man made the tag to Jungle Boy.
Jungle Boy took down both Lucha Bros by himself but Rey Fenix fired back with the tightrope walk kick! Rey Fenix stomped on Jungle Boy’s chest and held him down while Penta El Zero Miedo jumped off the top rope and connected with a stiff shot! The Lucha Bros double teamed Luchasaurus!
Jungle Boy vaulted off the top with a Canadian Destroyer! Luchasaurus almost got the pinfall on Penta El Zero Miedo but he kicked out just in the nick of time. Rey Fenix nailed Luchasaurus with a destroyer! Penta El Zero Miedo spiked Jungle Boy with the Made in Japan for a near fall!
Rey Fenix nailed Luchasaurus with the tornillo! The Lucha Bros connected with the combination Fear Factor but Jungle Boy managed to kick out!
Alex Abrahantes set up a table at ringside but Christian Cage chased him away.
Luchasaurus choke slammed Rey Fenix off the ring apron through a table onto the floor! Jungle Boy was looking for the Kill Switch on Penta El Zero Miedo but Penta El Zero Miedo tried to countered with the Made In Japan but Jungle Boy rolled through and pinned Penta El Zero Miedo!
And new AEW World Tag Team Champions…Jurassic Express!
Catch AEW DYNAMITE live on TBS next Wednesday from the PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC!
Don’t miss AEW RAMPAGE this Friday on TNT featuring:
-Adam Cole #BayBay vs. Jake Atlas!
-Daniel Garcia & 2point0 vs. Eddie Kingston, Santana & Ortiz in a No DQ, No Rules, No Holds Barred Match!
-Hook vs. Aaron Solo!
-AEW Women’s World Champion Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D & Jamie Hayter vs. Riho & Ruby Soho!
And join us this Saturday for an AEW special event—Saturday Night Fights: Battle of the Belts—live on TNT at 8/7c from the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, NC featuring:
-TNT Champion “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes vs. “Spanish God” Sammy Guevara!
-AEW Women’s World Champion Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. vs. Riho!
And remember…the home of professional wrestling is All Elite Wrestling!