AEW Dynamite Results for May 17, 2023
Tonight’s episode of AEW DYNAMITE was broadcast live from the Moody Center in Austin, TX!
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!
The TNT Champion Wardlow kicked off the show, coming to the ring by himself!
Wardlow: “Last week Christian Cage made a lot of promises that I really want to see him follow through with. So here I am. Bring your ass out here and spit in my face!”
Christian Cage and Luchasaurus stalked down the ramp.
Christian Cage and Wardlow began jaw-jacking while Luchasaurus looked on. Wardlow grabbed Christian Cage by the throat until Luchasaurus decked Wardlow. The TNT champ pushed Luchasaurus away until Christian Cage blindsided Wardlow with a shot between the legs.
Christian Cage grounded and pounded Wardlow. Luchasaurus placed a steel ladder into the ring. Christian Cage rammed Wardlow in the head with the ladder. Luchasaurus choke slammed Wardlow onto the ladder, bending it in half! Christian Cage drove Wardlow’s skull into the ladder with the Kill Switch!
AEW International Champion “Freshly Squeezed” Orange Cassidy & Darby Allin
Big Bill & Lee Moriarty!
Lee put a full nelson on Orange. Orange escaped and tried for a sunset flip cover. Lee transitioned into a pinning predicament of his own on Orange. Darby tagged in, as did Big Bill.
Big Bill and Darby locked up, but Big Bill hurled Darby around the ring like a rag doll. Darby and Orange used tandem offense on Bill and Lee, flying out of the ring with tope suicidas!
Back in the ring, Darby wiped out both members of the opposition with fiery offense. Big Bill splatted Darby with the Bossman Slam.
Lee tagged in and was propped onto the top rope by Orange. Darby and Orange superplexed Lee off the top rope.
“Tough landing right there,” said Taz.
Orange tried for a Stun Dog Millionaire, but Big Bill tried fighting it off. Darby gave the assist with a Code Red! Darby won the match with a Coffin Drop on Lee, sending a message to AEW World Champion MJF with a side headlock takedown.
Alex Marvez was backstage trying to get a scoop from the Young Bucks about Kenny Omega’s condition.
The Blackpool Combat Club swarmed the Bucks. Matt and Nick threw their luggage at the BCC, but the brothers were outnumbered. The BCC planted their flag, so to speak, taking down both Bucks.
Renee Paquette was backstage trying to get an update from Wardlow.
Arn Anderson asked Wardlow what he was prepared to do.
Wardlow said he was willing to pull out all the stops and challenged Christian Cage to a ladder match at Double or Nothing.
After a commercial break, Renee Paquette was backstage with International Champion Orange Cassidy.
Orange said Kyle Fletcher should find Tony Khan if Kyle wants a match for the International title.
“The Spanish God” Sammy Guevara vs. Exodus Prime!
Sammy connected with a mean knee strike and then finished off his opponent with the GTH!
“Sammy making short work of his opponent,” said Taz.
Sammy: “I know I’m not perfect. I’ve made a lot of mistakes. But sometimes it takes a few wrong turns to get to the right place. And the right place is Las Vegas on May 28th, when I get to shut up all the naysayers.
“I listen to my heart and my heart says at Double or Nothing I will be the new AEW World champion!”
Jeff Jarrett, Sonjay Dutt, and Jay Lethal were headed to the ring when AEW Tag Champs Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler jumped them!
Both teams began to brawl around the ring!
Karen Jarrett got in the ring and distracted FTR. Satnam Singh choke slammed Dax and Cash. Jay and Jeff smashed guitars over the heads of FTR! Lethal and Jarrett held up FTR’s gold, laughing.
Renee Paquette was interviewing Darby Allin backstage.
Sammy interrupted and said he wasn’t laying down for Max, and he wasn’t going to make it easy for anyone. He said one of them has to take the belt off MJF. Darby said, “May the best man win,” and he and Sammy fist bumped.
Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D. & Hikaru Shida
The Outcasts—Ruby Soho & Toni Storm (with Saraya)!
Shida blasted Ruby with strikes. Ruby countered a suplex attempt with a knee. Toni tagged in and Baker cracked Toni with forearms.
Saraya tripped up Baker from outside the ring and then Storm came in with the hip attack. Saraya attacked Baker outside the ring and said it was “my house.”
Ruby used the No Future kick on Britt Baker. Toni tagged in, but Baker blasted her with the Air Raid Crash and then the Code Red. Saraya passed something to Toni—spray paint! As the ref was distracted, Toni sprayed Baker in the eyes. Toni Storm pinned Baker after spiking her with the piledriver.
Renee Paquette was backstage with International Champion Orange Cassidy.
Renee said 20 people went into Tony Khan’s office requesting a shot at Orange’s title.
Orange said that was a lot of people, but that at Double or Nothing, there’d be a Blackjack Battle Royale, with all 20, plus him, competing for the AEW International Title.
AEW CEO/GM/President Tony Khan made a massive announcement!
AEW Saturday Night Collision will be premiering June 17th at 8/7c on TNT! It will be airing weekly from 8-10 PM Eastern!
Falls Count Anywhere Match!
“The Ocho” Chris Jericho vs. Roderick Strong!
Adam Cole and the Jericho Appreciation Society are banned from the building.
Roddy battered Chris Jericho with repeated shots and chops! Jericho and Strong began to exchange chops. Jericho knocked Strong over the top rope with a lariat. Strong planted Jericho on the apron and then went for the pin on the arena floor. Jericho kicked out.
Jericho fired back, sending Strong face first into the timekeeper’s table. Strong countered a Code Breaker but then Jericho sat down in the Lion Tamer. Strong crawled his way to the bottom rope, forcing the ref to break the hold.
Jericho and Strong began to brawl throughout the fans, up the arena steps. Strong dropped Jericho across a handrail, pinning him for a two-count. Jericho suplexed Strong through a table.
Roderick smeared ice cream in Jericho’s face. They continued to brawl throughout the concourse, with Jericho throwing a trash can at Strong.
The brawl spilled outside the arena! Adam Cole was outside, waiting for Jericho!
“This is all legal,” said Taz.
“Cole is outside the arena,” replied Excalibur.
Adam Cole lowered the boom with a knee strike on Jericho. Strong finished off Jericho and then pinned Jericho in the dirt!
“What a plan and it worked to perfection,” said Tony Schiavone.
La Faccion Ingobernable’s Rush (with Jose the Assistant) vs. “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry!
Rush whipped Jack Perry into the barricades. Jose dropped TV cable on the arena floor near Rush.
Rush rammed Jack Perry’s head into the steel barricade. Jack Perry’s head was split open, his forehead gushing blood. Rush headbutted Jungle Boy.
Jack and Rush traded chops on the top rope. Jack took down Rush with a hurracanrana! Jungle Boy charged at Rush but Rush suplexed him, using his own momentum, and sending Jungle Boy crash landing down onto the arena floor!
Back in the ring, Rush shoved the ref away. As Rush’s back was turned, Jack Perry rolled him up and scored the pin!
Preston Vance jumped into the ring and started to choke Jack Perry with the TV cable. Darby Allin sprinted to the ring, but they began to choke Darby with it. Sammy Guevara ran down to even up the odds. Sammy and Darby hit a double dropkick on Preston Vance!
Renee Paquette was backstage with AEW World Champion MJF!
Renee asked how MJF was feeling about his upcoming match at Double or Nothing. MJF slapped the microphone out of her hands and stormed off.
After a commercial break, Renee Paquette was backstage with Toni Storm!
“I don’t see the champion Jamie Hayter turning up tonight. If you have any guts left, you’ll come to Las Vegas and put the title on the line against me at Double or Nothing!”
Main Event Time!
“Absolute” Ricky Starks vs. “Switchblade” Jay White (with Juice Robinson)!
Jay White bailed to the outside and taunted Ricky, playing a bit of a cat-and-mouse game. Starks rammed White into the guardrail. Back in the ring, White dropped Starks throat first across the top rope.
Starks DDT’ed Jay White for a near fall. White fired back with a DDT, turning this around. White blasted Starks with a running uppercut. Starks escaped a Blade Runner attempt from White. Starks hammered White with elbows. White heaved Starks over the top rope.
“Trouble brewing for Ricky Starks,” said Tony Schiavone.
“This has been a battle from the moment the bell rang,” replied Excalibur.
Ricky nailed White with a swinging neck breaker. Starks speared Jay White in the center of the ring. Starks lifted up Jay White for the Roshambo but White gouged Ricky’s eyes. Juice Robinson ran in with a steel chair as the ref was admonishing White. Starks grabbed the chair and smacked Juice Robinson with it. The ref turned around and saw Ricky with the steel chair and disqualified Ricky.
Tony Schiavone interviewed Don Callis about his attack last week on Kenny Omega!
AEW Security flanked the ramp.
Don Callis: “Everybody wants to hear why I did what I did to Kenny Omega. But instead, I’m going to talk about what Kenny Omega did to me. There is only one victim in this scenario and it’s not Kenny. It’s me! Without me there is no Kenny Omega!”
Kenny Omega’s music began to play, interrupting Callis!
Omega tried to plow through security but the Blackpool Combat Club swarmed Omega. Mox drilled Omega with a Paradigm Shift on the ramp!
Moxley: “The war is already over Kenny. You and your little friends can’t touch us. You never could. This is your final warning Kenny. Stay down! We are the elite.”
The Young Bucks, banged up from earlier, came out with plunder. They were still outnumbered until “Hangman” Adam Page joined them! The reunited Elite fought together tonight against the Blackpool Combat Club!
The Bucks smashed Yuta with the BTE Trigger. Then Page connected with the Buckshot Lariat on Yuta. The BCC pulled Yuta out of the ring and to safety.
“Hangman” Page: “We are the heart and soul of this place! We are the Elite! So run and hide while you still can. Because at Double or Nothing, it’s the Elite against the Blackpool Combat Club in Anarchy in the Arena!”
“Hangman Page returning to AEW and immediately dropping bombs!” said Excalibur.
“That’s crazy,” replied Taz.
“What a war that will be in 10 days’ time!” added Excalibur.
*Special start time* Tune in to AEW RAMPAGE this Friday at 6:30EST/3:30P on TNT!
Catch AEW DYNAMITE on TBS next Wednesday live at 8/7ct from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas!
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