AEW Dynamite Results for March 8, 2023
Tonight’s episode of AEW DYNAMITE was broadcast live from the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA!
Excalibur, Tony Schiavone, and “The Human Suplex Machine” Taz were the broadcast team for tonight’s event.
It’s International Women’s Day and Wednesday night and you know what that means!
All-Atlantic Championship Match!
“Freshly Squeezed” Orange Cassidy (c.) (with Best Friends & Danhausen)
vs. Jay Lethal (with Sonjay Dutt, Jeff Jarrett, and Satnam Singh)!
Danhausen was wearing a sling courtesy of the Gunns and the 3:10 to Yuma from the match at Revolution.
The AEW referee corps sent Dutt, Jarrett, and Singh to the back before the match began. Lethal was quite upset about this turn of events, as his cohorts were barred from ringside.
“Orange is the hottest wrestler in AEW, 22-1,” said Schiavone.
Cassidy was wrestling a very scientific match early on. Lethal was looking for the Lethal Injection but Cassidy anticipated it and tried to counter with the swinging DDT but that was scouted by Lethal!
Orange Cassidy rammed Lethal into the ring post. Lethal fought back by whipping Orange into the steel ring steps. Cassidy reversed a hammer throw into the ropes, but Lethal chop blocked Orange’s knee. Lethal picked up Orange and plowed him into the steel ring post with a knee breaker!
Cassidy rallied back with two DDTs for a near fall! Orange tried to push off his leg for the Orange Punch but his leg gave out. Lethal tried to capitalize with a figure four. Orange made a gator roll to the bottom rope to force the ref to break the hold.
Lethal taunted Orange on the apron, encouraging him to hit him. Orange clobbered Lethal with a lariat. Orange cradled Lethal inside the ring but Lethal was quick to his feet and fired off the Lethal Combination. Jay Lethal climbed to the top rope, searching for the elbow drop, but Orange blocked it. Lethal countered the Orange Punch.
Jay Lethal attempted the Lethal Injection but his arm collapsed when he tried to plant the handstand. Orange rocked Jay Lethal with the Orange Punch and then pinned Lethal!
“Jay Lethal’s left shoulder collapsed. Perhaps he was on autopilot but now Orange has won 15 of his last 16 matches,” said Excalibur.
Jay Lethal grabbed the stolen Golden Globe after the match, frustrated and angered by the loss, but referee Bryce Remsburg sent Lethal to the back. Jeff Jarrett jumped in the ring from behind and hit the Stroke on Orange! Jeff Jarrett smashed his guitar across Orange Cassidy’s knee!
The Best Friends chased Jeff Jarrett out of the ring!
“Jeff Jarrett getting the last laugh here tonight,” said Excalibur.
Renee Paquette interviewed Powerhouse Hobbs backstage!
Hobbs said it was a shame that Wardlow’s car was broken into, and that Wardlow’s gear and belt were stolen.
“Absolute” Ricky Starks came out to the ring!
Starks: “Wow. You know for the past 10, 11 days, I’ve spent my time here in California. On top of that I beat Chris Jericho at Revolution. So I think I’m having a hell of a week!
“Week after week I have taken down J.A.S., I have taken down Chris Jericho, I’ve done it all from TVs to pay-per-views, and people ask, ‘Ricky, what’s next for you?’” And the answer is I’m not sure. The question that weighs on my mind is not what I’m going to do next but where I’m going to go next.”
A logo appeared on the screen…it was the Bullet Club symbol! Juice Robinson blindsided Ricky Starks from behind, making a statement at the expense of “Absolute” Ricky Starks!
Tony Schiavone interviewed Wardlow backstage!
Wardlow: “I’ve deal with a great deal of loss lately. Fortunately some buddies of mine let me borrow some close. So since I’m dressed for the occasion, how about we do a falls-count anywhere, anything goes match, Hobbs? I am the TNT champion. No man on Earth is going to take that away from me!”
Renee Paquette interviewed Ruby Soho in the ring! Out on the ramp Ruby was accompanied by Saraya and Toni Storm.
Ruby: “I mean, I think it’s obvious. I don’t think it should come as a surprise to anyone. You all created this monster. Let’s just run it back real quick, Renee. My first title match was at Grand Slam against Britt Baker, and when she beat me, these people were thrilled.
“So let’s fast forward to the semifinals of the Owen Hart Cup, when I faced Kris Statlander in the semifinals and I was booed out of the ring. And then I was booed against Jamie Hayter. No one in AEW was ever going to appreciate me.
“But I’m not the only one. Toni Storm came here and she wasn’t appreciated. And everyone begged Saraya to come out of retirement, and she goes, and all you fat, mouth breathing trolls came at her in a moment’s notice.
“We’ve been outcast since the day we came to AEW. We can’t build on a broken foundation. We can only start anew. The broken foundation are the entitled rookies in the back. Speaking of entitled rookies, let’s bring out my opponent, another homegrown in Skye Blue.”
Skye Blue vs. Ruby Soho!
Skye entered the ring and Ruby stomped her. Ruby connected with a step-up enziguri.
Ruby planted Skye Blue with a back heel trip. Ruby sent Skye soaring and then crashing hard to the mat with repeated side suplexes. Ruby charged into the corner but Skye dodged her. Skye connected with a cross body press off the top rope. Skye connected with a thrust kick. Ruby pulled Skye by the hair, planted her with Destination Unknown, and then pinned Skye.
Toni and Saraya came down to the ring after the match. They spray painted Skye Blue. Willow Nightingale ran down and tried to talk some sense into Ruby Soho. Toni Storm and Saraya walloped Willow from behind. Saraya and Toni spraypainted Skye and Willow and then celebrated with Ruby afterwards.
Renee Paquette was backstage with a battered “Hangman” Adam Page!
“Physically I’ve been better, but in my mind, my heart, my soul, all is well. Sunday I let that heart blacken but let that serve as a warning. I’ve given you a lot of flak for these interviews but I owe you an apology, Renee. As for Mox, I’m finished.
FTR—Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler—came out to the ring to be interviewed by Tony Schiavone!
Cash: I missed that (entire arena cheering)! I want to talk about how bad the last few months have been. We’ve lost to the Acclaimed. We lost to the Gunns. We lost three sets of tag titles in roughly a month. We lost one of our best friends in the world. But we knew we needed to step away. We know we needed to recharge.
“But I can’t sit home and watch Austin and Colten Gunn call themselves the best tag team. Yes, you’re the AEW Tag Team champions. You’re the future but you’re also spoiled, entitled a-holes!”
Dax: “I love y’all. December, we closed the book on the greatest trilogy of matches we had in our career. I know, we knew that we did something special in this business. But that feeling was taken away by the Gunns. Now it’s time for retribution and to get even. We’ve got to hit you where it hurts. Now we’ve got to beat you and finally become the AEW World Tag Team champions. We’ve got to do it for us, for the Briscoes, and all y’all. Top guys, out!”
Renee Paquette was backstage with TBS Champion Jade Cargill!
“I am undefeated. 53-0! Seeing as how we’re going to Canada next week, why don’t we bring out the best opponent that Canada has. And I’m so big on charity, why don’t one of you whack Canadians step up!”
AR Fox & Top Flight—Dante & Darius Martin
Jericho Appreciation Society—“The Ocho” Chris Jericho, Daniel Garcia, & Sammy Guevara (with Matt Menard, Angelo Parker, & Jake Hager)!
AR Fox went over the top rope and rocketed at Chris Jericho. Sammy tagged in and body slammed AR Fox. Dante tagged in, spring boarded off the ropes and into a right hand from Daniel Garcia!
Fox tagged in and splashed Garcia in the corner. Fox hit Garcia with a cutter. Fox dropkicked Jericho and then came down on the back of Sammy’s head with 2-for-1 offense. Fox smashed Garcia with a cutter for a near fall.
“Fox knows how to use his athleticism well,” said Taz.
Jericho tagged in and Darius was there with a one-hand Spanish Fly for a two-count. Darius connected with a backflipping kick on Jericho. Chris Jericho was looking for the Walls for Darius turned it around for a near fall. Darius ran into the ropes but Hager cracked Darius with the baseball bat, and then Jericho finished of Darius with the Judas Effect for the victory!
Angelo Parker: “What you just witnessed is the greatest trios victory in AEW history!”
Matt Menard: “Did you know that tonight marks the one-year anniversary of the Jericho Appreciation Society. For over 52 weeks the epitome of sports entertainers.”
Garcia: “And after such a beautiful victory, I think it’s only appropriate that the J.A.S. are the number one contenders for the AEW Trios titles!”
Jericho: “So like we said, we’re deeming ourselves the number one contenders for the AEW Trios championship. So House of Black, turn off the lights and get in the ring!”
The former AEW World Trios Champions—Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks—The Elite, came out onto the ramp!
Omega: “Oh hi Chris, we’ve stayed out of your business and you’ve stayed out of our business, and I’d like to think that came from a place of respect.”
Don Callis grabbed the microphone: “Let me handle this. Chris, everyone knows the Elite established the AEW World Trios Championship.
“I agree with those that say you are one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. Unfortunately Chris, you’re only the second-best wrestler from Winnipeg. And Chris I feel like I had a couple of months to train, you’d be number three!”
Jericho: “Don get your ass and bring your friends down here!”
The House of Black appeared on the ring!
Malakai Black: “Next week, if you want these…”
The lights in the arena went dark, and when the lights turned back on, the AEW World Trios Champs The House of Black were standing in the aisle between the Elite and the J.A.S.
Malakai Black: “…come get them!”
The arena went dark again and the House of Black vanished when the lights came back on!
Taz explained that a gauntlet had been thrown down for next week with the House of Black against the Elite against the J.A.S.!
AEW President and CEO Tony Khan was backstage with a very special announcement!
Tony Khan: “Next week it’ll be Orange Cassidy against Jeff Jarrett for AEW International Championship as we level up the All-Atlantic Championship in AEW!
Footage was played of a very emotional “American Dragon” Bryan Danielson after his loss to MJF at Sunday’s Revolution.
Danielson said he was ashamed he tapped out to AEW World Champ MJF and maybe it was time for Danielson to go home.
The Dark Order—Alex Reynolds & John Silver
The Blackpool Combat Club—ROH World Champion Claudio Castagnoli & Jon Moxley (with Wheeler Yuta)!
Moxley and Silver exchanged chops. Claudio tagged in and he steamrolled over Silver with a lariat. Silver had a leverage advantage and suplexed Claudio.
Mox tagged in and stomped away at Silver. And Claudio tagged back in and smashed Silver in the face with a leg drop. Silver dropped Claudio chin-first on the turnbuckle and then tagged to Reynolds.
Alex Reynolds served up a shot to Moxley with a tope! Back in the ring, Reynolds climbed to the top rope but Claudio shoved him to the arena floor. Mox quickly ran up to Reynolds and hurled him across the timekeeper’s table.
Silver tagged in and clobbered Moxley with a German suplex! Moxley got to his feet and hit Silver with round kicks. John Silver clubbed Mox with hammer fists and started to blast Mox with thunderous knee strikes. Claudio came in and kick Silver. The Dark Order connected with combo offense on Claudio and then Moxley.
Moxley grabbed a rear naked choke on Reynolds and then threw him with a half and half suplex! Moxley put Reynolds in another choke and forced Reynolds to tap out!
After the match Mox put Reynolds in a bulldog choke! Silver tried to help his partner but Claudio intercepted him and tossed Silver over the top rope! Evil Uno ran to the ring to even up the odds but Wheeler Yuta chop blocked Evil Uno!
“Hangman” Adam Page sprinted to the ring. He decked Claudio and then Claudio charged at him. The Blackpool Combat Club started to triple team Hangman! The Dark Order jumped back into the ring and the referees separated The Blackpool Combat Club from Dark Order and “Hangman” Adam Page!
“We have to restore order here!” said Excalibur.
Renee Paquette was backstage with The Acclaimed!
Their interview was interrupted by Matt Menard and Angelo Parker.
Menard: “Chris Jericho and the Jericho Appreciation Society really love the Acclaimed.”
Angelo: “We know you’re sports entertainers…”
Anthony Bowens: “No chance!”
Max Caster: “We’re on TV more than you!”
The Acclaimed and Daddy Ass laughed hysterically and walked away.
Main Event Time!
TNT Championship Match! Falls Count Anywhere! Anything Goes!
Wardlow (c.) vs. Powerhouse Hobbs!
Justin Roberts introduced Wardlow but after some time, the broadcast team wondered where Wardlow was.
A camera crew was in the parking ramp. Wardlow and Powerhouse Hobbs were brawling!
Hobbs heaved a keg at Wardlow but Wardlow ducked. Hobbs suplexed Wardlow onto the hood of a car. Wardlow backdropped Hobbs onto the windshield of the car.
They raged throughout the backstage area and then brawled into the arena!
“This is pinfall, knockout, or surrender,” said Excalibur.
Hobbs spiked Wardlow with a spinebuster but Wardlow got right back up to his feet! They slugged it out in the center of the ring. Wardlow took Hobbs off his feet with a massive lariat. Wardlow connected with the F-10 for a near fall on Wardlow.
Hobbs drilled Wardlow with the third spinebuster of the match! Hobbs set up a table. Wardlow spat a drink into Hobbs’ face. Wardlow jumped off the top rope with a senton press down onto Hobbs, smashing Hobbs through the table!
The fans chanted “This is awesome! This is awesome! This is awesome!”
Wardlow powerbombed Powerhouse Hobbs onto the ramp!
“Wardlow may have hurt himself on that,” said Tony Schiavone.
They battled in front of the broadcast booth. QT Marshall came out of nowhere and cracked Wardlow with a steel chair! QT Marshall had a polo shirt with the logo QTV embroidered onto it. QT helped Hobbs get to his feet. QT yelled, “It’s your time!”
Hobbs and QT powerbombed Wardlow off the stage! Wardlow couldn’t get to his feet, knocked out, and lost the belt as he couldn’t answer the 10-count!
“Wow never expected QT to burst back onto the scene, but nevertheless, we have a new TNT Champion!” said Taz.
Catch AEW DYNAMITE on TBS next Wednesday live at 8/7ct from the Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, MB!
This Friday tune in live to AEW RAMPAGE at 10ET on TNT!
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