AEW Dynamite Results for May 31, 2023
Tonight’s episode of AEW DYNAMITE was broadcast live from the Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA!
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 Blackpool Combat Club—ROH World Champion Claudio Castagnoli, Jon Moxley & Wheeler Yuta
ROH World Tag Team Champions The Lucha Bros—Penta El Zero Miedo & Rey Fenix, and Bandido!
Bryan Danielson was on commentary for this match.
The BCC immediately began their beatdown on their opponents. Moxley used his Death Jitsu on Penta El Zero Miedo. Yuta stomped Bandido in the ring, and the match was officially underway.
Yuta sat out with a senton on Bandido for a near fall. Bandido rallied back with a delayed vertical suplex on Wheeler Yuta while the Lucha Bros held off Claudio and Moxley.
Penta blasted Claudio with a backstabber. Yuta dodged a diving crossbody press from Bandido. Claudio and Moxley spiked Bandido on the arena floor with a piledriver.
Back in the ring Bandido took out Moxley with a tornillo. Rey Fenix tagged in, as did Claudio. Fenix fired off a thrust kick to Claudio. Penta El Zero Miedo came in with a Sling Blade lariat on Claudio and then a DDT on Moxley!
Bandido nailed Yuta with a massive cutter. Penta and Fenix jumped out of the ring with topes on Claudio and Mox. Bandido crashed down on Yuta with a frog splash for a near fall. Yuta got rocked with a knee strike. After interference and a ref distraction, Yuta rocked Bandido with hammer and anvil elbows, tied up Bandido with the Seat Belt, and pinned him!
“Can I tell you how proud I am of Wheeler Yuta?” asked Danielson.
“Big time celebration by the BCC,” said Excalibur.
Alex Marvez was backstage trying to get a word on the condition of the Elite after Double Or Nothing!
Matt Jackson: “The BCC bring out the absolute worst in us.”
Nick Jackson: “Like Hangman said a few weeks ago, we are the heart and soul of this place.”
Hangman Page: “The BCC relies on the numbers game—”
The Dark Order interrupted Adam Page, saying he’s with his new best friends.
Alex Marvez asked if Kenny Omega was in Canada. Hangman Page said Omega wasn’t there tonight, he wasn’t in the country, but he wasn’t in Canada either.
“Interesting,” replied Marvez.
Tony Schiavone was in the ring to interview The Bullet Club Gold’s Juice Robinson & Jay White!
Jay White: “I bet Ricky Starks feels like he’s on top of the world right now after he eliminated me and Juice from the Blackjack Battle Royale at Double Or Nothing. But he’s not the International Champion. He lost the battle royale just like he lost to me.”
Juice: “And that brings us to FTR. We want to know why FTR came to the aid of Ricky Starks. We all know Ricky ain’t got no friends!”
White: “FTR are southern boys so it’s safe to assume they’re a little slow. And have you seen them? They look dumb, too.”
AEW World tag-team champions FTR—Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood came to the ring!
Juice: “You’re here to say sorry.”
Jay White: “I think FTR want to join Bullet Club Gold. All you have to do is ask. Just make sure you do it politely.”
Juice cracked Dax with a cheap shot, his left hand loaded with a roll of quarters. Jay White nailed Cash with the Blade Runner. Ricky Starks ran down and chased off Jay and Juice! Ricky challenged Jay White to a match next week on Dynamite!
AEW President, CEO & GM Tony Khan made an announcement about the debut of AEW Collision on Saturday, June 17th at the United Center in Chicago, IL!
Tony Khan: “I’m here tonight to give you a little more information. I’m here to announce that AEW Collision will feature CM Punk!”
Swerve Strickland vs. Big Bill (with Lee Moriarty) vs. Trent Baretta!
Big Bill splashed Swerve in the corner, then splashed Trent! Big Bill rocked Trent Baretta with a massive boot to the face! Big Bill hurled Swerve high into the air and planted him on the ramp.
Swerve and Trent battled it out on the ring apron. Big Bill kicked Swerve off the apron, but Trent followed up with a dropkick to Big Bill. Trent followed up with a moonsault off the middle turnbuckle to Big Bill on the arena floor.
Trent and Swerve worked together, double teaming Big Bill and superplexing him. Big Bill waffled Trent with the Bossman Slam. Swerve connected with a Flatliner to Trent. But Baretta rallied back with a piledriver on Swerve.
“What a competitive three way match we have going on right here,” said Schiavone.
Big Bill choke slammed Trent, but Swerve swooped in and stole the pin on Trent.
“Swerve, the consummate opportunist, seizing the moment and scoring the win,” said Excalibur.
Renee Paquette was on the ramp to interview The Acclaimed and Daddy Ass!
Daddy Ass: “Things did not go quite as we had planned them last week. My biggest regret is that I let Caster and Bowens down.”
Bowens: “Our goal remains the same because a few months ago we were screwed out of tag team gold. And we want gold back. And Daddy Ass, this legend, after over 30 years of giving his all to the business, this man deserves to hold gold one more time. So don’t worry, Billy, we love you, and everyone loves the Acclaimed!”
Tony Schiavone was in the ring to interview Konosuke Takeshita and Don Callis!
Callis: “I sincerely hope that those boos are for Kenny Omega. I am the real victim here! I have done everything for Kenny Omega. IWGP Title because of me. AEW World title because of me. You chose your friends. Every morning I get up and I have to look at this scar on my head and I blame you, Omega. I blame you, Kenny.
“You have destroyed my family. And maybe I lost a nephew, but I gained a son. This is the best athlete that I’ve ever seen in pro wrestling. And you know who he’s better than? Better than Okada. You know who else he’s better than? He’s better than Kenny Omega.”
Takeshita: “We will destroy the Elite. We will destroy Kenny Omega.”
Callis: “Kenny, you destroyed my family so I’m going to build a new one. And my new family is going to cut the Elite out of All Elite Wrestling.”
TNT Champion Wardlow was backstage with Arn Anderson!
Wardlow: “I think Luchasaurus found out not to get involved in our business. You want to be next in line, Luchasaurus, I’ll be more than happy to finish the job!”
AEW International Champion Orange Cassidy & Darby Allin
The Mogul Embassy’s Gates of Agony—Kaun & Toa Liona!
Toa tossed Orange with a belly-to-belly suplex. Darby tagged in but Toa wiped him out with a running tackle.
Prince Nana, Brian Cage, and Swerve walked out onto the ramp to watch the match.
“Darby and Orange cannot possibly be at 100 percent after Sunday,” said Excalibur.
Toa crushed Darby in the corner with a splash. Darby kicked up but then Kaun pulled Darby off the apron and whipped him into the guardrail.
Darby chopped at both members of the Gates of Agony. Orange Cassidy made a tag to Darby. Cassidy nailed Kaun with a DDT for a near fall. Kaun ducked an Orange Punch and then the Gates double teamed Cassidy. Luckily Darby was there to break the pin attempt.
Orange used a double hurracanrana on the Gates and tagged out to Darby. Kaun rocked Orange with a running back elbow, but Orange fired back with the Stun Dog Millionaire. Darby nailed Kaun with the Coffin Drop and pinned him!
Prince Nana, Brian Cage, and Swerve surrounded Orange and Darby. Sting’s music hit and Sting came to the ring to even up the odds and be by Darby’s side!
“Sting is here!” said Tony Schiavone.
Tony Schiavone was in the ring when the FTW Champion HOOK’s music hit!
The cold-hearted handsome devil Hook walked to the ring.
Schiavone: “What is next for Hook after helping the Hardys on Sunday?”
Jose the Assistant interrupted, walking down the ramp with Dralistico and Preston Vance.
Preston Vance and Dralistico swarmed Hook until “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry ran out to even up the odds! Perry whacked Preston and Dralistico with steel chair shots. Hook sent Jose flying with a suplex! Hook and Jack Perry fist bumped as a mutual sign of respect.
Renee Paquette was backstage with the new AEW Women’s World Champion Toni Storm and the Outcasts—Saraya and Ruby Soho!
Toni Storm: “We look around at the locker room and there is no one good enough to carry my bags. I’m defending this championship at House Rules this weekend.”
TBS Championship Open Challenge!
Kris Statlander (c.) vs. Nyla Rose (with Marina Shafir)!
Kris knocked down Nyla with a shotgun dropkick. Nyla bodyslammed the champ. Statlander applied body scissors, but Nyla reached the bottom rope, forcing the ref to break the submission.
Taya Valkyrie was watching the match on a monitor backstage.
Statlander pummeled Nyla with the Blue Thunder Bomb for a near fall. Nyla swept out Kris’ legs as Kris was on the top turnbuckle. Nyla followed up with a cannonball off the apron and onto Kris on the arena floor. Nyla hit another cannonball on Kris, this time against the barricade.
Statlander smashed Nyla with a jawbreaker. Statlander found her footing and finished off Nyla with the 450 Splash, pinning the “Native Beast”!
Main Event Time!
Mixed Tag Grudge Match!
“The Ocho” Chris Jericho & Saraya vs. Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. & Adam Cole!
Cole and Jericho slugged it out. Jericho backed Cole into the corner with chops. Jericho poked Cole in the eyes.
Jericho whipped Cole into the barricade outside the ring. Back in the ring, Cole rallied back with a running lariat. Jericho tagged Saraya. Baker tagged in and she hit Saraya with a Sling Blade.
When the ref was distracted, Jericho tripped Britt. Saraya seized the opportunity and stomped on Baker. Saraya suplexed Britt Baker. Saraya signaled for the Outcasts. Toni and Ruby ran down, but Shida followed with a kendo stick, swinging it at the Outcasts!
Adam Cole cracked Jericho with hammer fists. Jericho dodged a dropkick and followed up with a lionsault for a two-count on Cole.
Britt Baker shoved Saraya off the top turnbuckle. Jericho covered Saraya, acting as a human shield, but Baker splashed them both. Cole came in with a backstabber on Jericho. Cole attempted the Panama Sunrise, but Jericho countered with the Lion Tamer.
Britt Baker put on her surgical glove and applied the Lock Jaw to Jericho. Saraya jumped in and broke up the Lock Jaw. Jericho caught Cole with a Code Breaker for a near fall.
Britt and Saraya exchanged a flurry of elbow strikes. Saraya spiked Britt with a DDT. Jericho grabbed his baseball bat but ate a superkick from Adam Cole. Adam Cole dropped his knee pad and then delivered the knee strike, pinning Jericho!
“Hell of a mixed tag match,” said Taz.
Catch AEW DYNAMITE on TBS next Wednesday live at 8/7ct from the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, CO!
This Friday tune in to AEW RAMPAGE at 10pm ET on TNT!
And remember…the home of professional wrestling is All Elite Wrestling!