AEW Dynamite Results (3/25)
- Cody def. Jimmy Havoc
- Darby Allin def. Kip Sabian
- Jake Hager def. a jobber
- Brodie Lee def. QT Marshall
- Kenny Omega def. Sammy Guevara to retain the AAA Mega Championship
- Matt Hardy refused to join Inner Circle
In addition to the takeaways below, Jon Moxley attacked Jake Hager after his match and cut a brief backstage promo saying that he is not done with Hager.
Here are 5 takeaways from this week’s show:
Jake Roberts Sent A Message To Cody
Cody and Kenny Omega joined Tony Schiavone on commentary for the beginning of the show. Cody then battled Jimmy Havoc in the first match of the night. There were not any wrestlers in the crowd this week. Instead, several wrestlers were shown backstage gambling on tonight’s action.
Match Recap: Jimmy tripped Cody up and quickly went for a cover but Rhodes kicked out at one. Cody rolled up Jimmy for a near fall and Havoc retreated to the corner of the ring. Cody connected with a Cutter and followed it up with a Figure Four in the middle of the ring. Jimmy ripped on Cody’s ear to try to break the hold but Rhodes held on. Havoc broke the hold with a poke to the eye.
Cody sent Havoc out of the ring and poured some water on his own eyes. Cody hit a Suicide Dive and then launched Jimmy into the barricade. Jericho joined the gamblers in the back and started up a “Havoc!” chant. Jimmy brought Cody to the announce table and grabbed a headset. Jimmy said hello to Tony before grabbing Cody by the tongue and hitting an uppercut.
Back in the ring, Cody responded with an uppercut of his own and sent Jimmy to the corner. Cody Suplexed Jimmy onto the top rope and then ran backstage. Cody sprinted down the entrance ramp and Clotheslined Havoc into the ring. Cody hit another Suplex before taking off his belt.
Rhodes threw the belt to Brandi as Jimmy got back to his feet. Havoc locked in an Arm Bar in the middle of the ring. Rhodes battled to the ropes to break up the hold. Jimmy followed it up with a Lariat for a near fall. Cody hit Havoc with a reverse Suplex off the top rope and followed it up with two Cross Rhodes for the pinfall victory.
After the match, Jake Roberts appeared on the screen for a vignette about Lance Archer. Cody stood in the ring and watched Roberts as he claimed he was the best mind wrestling has ever had and never got a phone call from AEW. Jake added that AEW was afraid to bring Lance Archer to AEW because what he is capable. Jake told Cody to bring Arn and Brandi and give them something to sign so Archer can have a match with him. Cody joined commentary again and told Lance that he can debut next week on Dynamite if he wants to.
Darby Allin Picked Up A Win
Darby Allin squared off against Kip Sabian tonight on Dynamite. Penelope Ford was ringside for the match. Before the match, AEW aired a vignette of Darby Allin burning cut out faces of Inner Circle and claiming Sabian is just going to be a sacrifice for their sins.
Match Recap: Kip and Darby locked up to start things off. Darby broke free and leveled Sabian with a shoulder tackle. Allin applied a Headlock and transitioned into a roll-up for a two count. Darby connected with an Arm Drag and Kip rolled to the outside to regroup. Allin charged at Kip but Penelope pulled him out of the way and Darby crashed into the barricade.
Back from a break, Darby connected with a Dropkick and a Stunner for a near fall. Sabian battled back and wrapped Allin around the steel ring post. Allin sent Kip to the outside and hit him with a Suicide Dive. Penelope tripped up Darby and Sabian capitalized with a Enziguri for a near fall. Kip leveled with a massive right hand but Darby countered into the Last Supper (Leg Lock) into a cover for the victory.
Brodie Lee Made His In-Ring Debut
Brodie Lee was shown in a video package eating steak with members of the Dark Order. He told them not to eat before he is done. One of them sneezed and he kicked them out of the room (another possible shot at Vince). Brodie then made his in-ring AEW debut against QT Marshall.
Match Recap: Brodie launched QT out of the ring and followed him out there. He slammed him into the barricade before lighting up his chest with a chop. Back in the ring, Brodie connected with a Senton and followed it up with a Splash in the corner. Brodie connected with a Suplex before QT battled back with an Enziguri.
Brodie slammed QT to the canvas and followed it up with the Discus Lariat for the pinfall victory. After the match, Brodie left a mask on QT Marshall’s chest as an offer for him to join them.
Kenny Omega Retained The AAA Mega Championship
Kenny Omega defended his AAA Mega Championship against Sammy Guevara.
Match Recap: Sammy controlled the match early and kept Omega on the mat. Guevara sent Omega to the outside and taunted him by posing in the ring. Sammy then took a seat in the crowd and lured Omega in. Guevara blasted Omega in the face and made out with a hand drawn poster of Brandi as Rhodes looked on in disgust.
Guevara slammed Kenny into the barricade and started walking towards Brandi. Rhodes slapped him in the face and Kenny capitalized with a Suplex outside the ring. Omega launched Sammy into the steel steps and followed it up with a Crossbody in the ring for a near fall as Billy and Austin Gunn were shown brawling with Shawn Spears backstage.
Sammy locked in an Arm Bar but Omega grabbed the ropes to break the hold. Guevara went for a Moonsault but Kenny got out of the way. Omega hit Sammy with a chop to the chest and followed it up with a headbutt. Kenny lifted Sammy up on his shoulders but Sammy broke free by biting Omega on his broken hand.
Guevara hit an elbow to the face and went for the cover but Omega kicked out at two. Back from the break, Omega connected with a massive kick that sent Sammy flying to the corner of the ring. Kenny turned Sammy inside out with a Clothesline and went for a cover but Guevara powered out at the last moment.
Omega hit Sammy with a Dropkick for another near fall. Kenny went for a Snap Suplex but Guevara countered into a Double Stomp for a two count. Guevara hit a Springboard Cutter but Omega rolled out of the ring before Sammy could go for a cover. Guevara stayed on the attack and connected with a flip outside the ring.
Back in the ring, Omega connected with a Powerbomb and followed it up with a V-Trigger. Sammy battled back with a Hurricanrana and then a Spanish Fly for another near fall. Guevara climbed to the top rope and went for a Shooting Star Press but Omega got out of the way. Omega hit a massive V-Trigger but Sammy once again bit Kenny’s broken hand. Kenny hit another V-Trigger and went for a Snap Dragon but Sammy landed on his feet.
Omega hit a third V-Trigger and followed it up with a Piledriver for another two count. Sammy gave Kenny the finger and Omega hit another V-Trigger. Kenny followed that up with the One Winged Angel for the pinfall victory. Kenny is still the AAA Mega Champion.
Matt Hardy Declined To Join Inner Circle
Chris Jericho grabbed the camera and filmed the camera man singing along to Judas. Jericho blasted Matt Hardy for joining The Elite and stated that he was going to give him the opportunity to join Inner Circle tonight.
Vanguard 1 flew into the ring and Jericho cut a promo on the drone. Jericho said he has never liked Vanguard 1 and that he doesn’t appreciate his political views on social media. Chris called Vanguard a piece of shit but then claimed to respect the drone. Jericho asked Vanguard 1 to join Inner Circle and that his propellers will be spinning in all the money he will make.
The drone flew away and Jericho shouted that Vanguard 1 was a son of a bitch. Matt’s theme hit and Hardy was shown above in the crowd. Hardy then teleported to several different spots in the crowd (cool video edit) before showing up ringside. Hardy said “maker of pain, you’d knew I’d come”.
Jericho comically pointed out that of course he knew he’d come because this segment was booked last week. Chris told Matt that he was very impressive and is one of the hottest free agents in the world coming to AEW. Jericho claimed that AEW was built on his back and this his his show.
Chris added that he join align himself with the Inner Circle and not The Elite. Matt said he owes the Bucks of Youth a debt for resurrecting Broken Matt Hardy. Matt stated that AEW represents his freedom and he will not let Inner Circle ruin it. Jericho ran down the people that he has brought to AEW (Moxley, Hager, etc) and that he can help resurrect Hardy’s career.
Hardy stated that there is a different entity behind his vessel (Damascus) and he is over 3,000 years old. Chris referred to Matt as Damascus and claimed that he must be very wise if he that old. Matt said that Jericho is still an evil essence and a hole of the ass no matter how many times he changes.
Jericho stated that Matt will always live in the shadow of his younger brother, bad booking, and in the shadow of Le Champion. Hardy said his Broken brilliance is shining brighter than ever and Jericho once again to join Inner Circle. Hardy shouted “delete!” over and over before Chris stopped him.
Hardy claimed the real Judas betrayed him and asked the AEW audience should sing a new song. Matt sang Inner Circle will fade away and classify as obsolete. Hardy claimed that Abraham Lincoln, and Martin Luther King’s essences were in the crowd. Matt vowed to delete Jericho and Inner Circle and Chris responded with a slap to the face. Hardy knocked Jericho down with a punch before Sammy leaped into the ring.
Jericho and Sammy beat Matt down for a bit before Kenny and Cody rushed the ring with a chair. Sammy and Jericho escaped out of the ring as Matt posed with The Elite to close the show.
Opinion: Omega and Guevara had a great match tonight that lasted several segments. Chris Jericho trying to recruit Vanguard 1 was also hilarious. I love seeing Broken Matt Hardy‘s return and his creativity will definitely add to Dynamite every week. The lack of ambience from a crowd is a tough thing to get used to but that is the world we are living in today. Overall, Dynamite was a fun show despite the wrestlers not being in the crowd tonight. Hager is also a very viable opponent for Jon Moxley fir the AEW Championship going forward.