AEW Dynamite aired live from Daily’s Place in Jacksonville. Cody put the TNT Championship on the line against Marq Quen. FTR made their AEW in-ring debut against the The Butcher and The Blade tonight. Chris Jericho joined commentary for the show as well.
Dynamite Results (6/10)
- FTR def. Butcher & Blade
- Penelope Ford & Nyla Rose def. Hikaru Shida & Kris Statlander
- Best Friends & Orange Cassidy def. Santana, Ortiz & Jake Hager
- Sammy Guevara def. Colt Cabana
- Cody def. Marq Quen to retain the TNT Championship
Here are 6 takeaways from this week’s Dynamite:
FTR Picked Up Their First Win In AEW
FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood) battled The Butcher & The Blade tonight.
Match Recap: Dax Harwood and Blade started the match off by locking up in the middle of the ring. Dax applied a Headlock but Blade drove him to the ropes to break it up. Dax and Blade traded punches and Harwood got the better of the exchange and connected with a shoulder tackle.
Harwood rolled up Blade for a near fall and went back to the Headlock. Cash Wheeler tagged in and sent Blade to the corner. Harwood tagged back in and stomped away on Blade’s arm. Dax hit a Northern Lights Suplex for a two count.
Cash and Butcher tagged in and traded shots in the middle of the ring. Wheeler hit a Dropkick but Butcher didn’t fall down. Cash sold a shoulder injury for a distraction and went for a roll-up but Butcher kicked out at two. Butcher choked Wheeler up against the ropes for a few seconds before Blade tagged back in.
Blade brought Wheeler down to the canvas and applied a Headlock. Wheeler broke free with a Jawbreaker and planted Blade with a Powerslam. Dax Harwood tagged in and unloaded on Blade with some jabs to the face. Harwood hit Blade with a Neckbreaker and then delivered a Dragonscrew to Butcher.
Harwood connected with a Brainbuster and then perched Blade up on the top turnbuckle. Butcher hopped on the apron and shoved Dax to the canvas. FTR planted Butcher with a DDT and Dax hopped back up on the turnbuckle. Dax hit a Superplex and Wheeler followed it up with a Splash off the top rope for a near fall.
Dax tagged in and Blade greeted him with a knee to the face. Butcher tagged in and slammed Harwood to the mat for a near fall. FTR hit Goodnight Express (formerly Shatter Machine in WWE) on Butcher. FTR then hit the Mindbreaker (assisted spike Piledriver) on Blade for the pinfall victory.
After the match, Tony Shiavone interviewed FTR in the ring. Harwood stated that this is the pinnacle of tag team wrestling. Young Bucks interrupted and joined FTR in the ring. Young Bucks said that FTR helped them out of a jam a couple weeks ago but they failed to properly introduce themselves. Matt said that the Young Bucks have been carrying tag team wrestling on their backs for 15 years. Butcher and Blade attacked Young Bucks from behind and a massive brawl broke out. Kip Sabian, Jimmy Havoc, Kenny Omega, and Hangman Paige joined the party and knocked the heels out of the ring.
Opinion: FTR versus Butcher & Blade was a solid old school tag team wrestling match and I loved it. The brawl at the end just showed off some of the great teams on the roster and some potential matchups going forward.
Penelope Ford Pinned The AEW Women’s Champion
Nyla Rose & Penelope Ford squared off against AEW Women’s Champion Hikaru Shida & Kris Statlander tonight on Dynamite.
Match Recap: Rose and Penelope attacked Shida and Statlander before the bell rang and beat them down. Statlander battled back and launched Nyla onto Penelope. Kris connected with a Dropkick for a two count.
Statlander and Shida isolated Nyla in the corner and beat her down. Statlander went for a Splash off the top rope but Rose got out of the way. Nyla followed it up with a massive Clothesline for a near fall.
When Dynamite returned from a break, Statlander hit Rose with a Pele Kick that knocked the former champ to the canvas. Hikaru and Penelope tagged in and Shida hit a knee to the midsection. Shida hit another knee to the face and climbed to the top rope. Shida hit a Dropkick and followed it up with a Suplex.
Statlander tagged in and hit a Backbreaker on Ford. Kris connected with a Standing Moonsault for a near fall. Penelope planted Kris with a DDT and went for the cover but Statlander kicked out of two. Rose tagged back in and walked into a boot to the face from Statlander.
Penelope hit Statlander with a Stunner but got dropped with a knee to the face from Shida. Hikaru hit Nyla with a Superplex as Statlander connected with an Axe Kick on Ford for a two count. Shida tagged in and Nyla hung her up on the ropes. Nyla hung up Statlander on the ropes as well and hit a ridiculous Knee Drop on both women.
Shida hit a running knee to Nyla’s face that sent Rose out of the ring. Hikaru planted Ford with a Falcon Arrow but Penelope kicked out. Statlander took out Kip Sabian with a Suicide Dive as Nyla threw the women’s title in the ring. Penelope hit Shida in the face with the belt and followed it up with a Fisherman’s Suplex for the pinfall victory.
Chris Jericho Beat Orange Cassidy To A Pulp
Santana, Ortiz, and Jake Hager faced Best Friends (Trent & Chuck Taylor) & Orange Cassidy in a 6-man tag team match.
Match Recap: Inner Circle dominated early and beat Best Friends down. Hager launched Orange Cassidy onto the entrance ramp. Santana hit Trent with a series of chops in the corner of the ring. Chuck tagged in and planted Ortiz with a German Suplex. Trent hit Hager with a Suicide Dive outside the ring as Chuck flipped onto Santana & Ortiz.
Trent hit Ortiz with a Spear outside the ring. Back in the ring, Hager hit Chuck with a Vader Bomb for a near fall. When Dynamite returned from a break, Trent planted Ortiz with a DDT and tagged Orange Cassidy in. Hager tagged in and had a stare down in the middle of the ring.
Cassidy hit Santana and Ortiz with a double Hurricanrana and then hit Hager with a Suicide Dive. Orange planted Santana with a DDT and then made his way to the top rope. Cassidy leaped onto Hager but Jake caught him with a slam for a near fall. Hager Clotheslined Trent out of the ring. Chuck Taylor shoved Santana off the top rope and onto Hager. Orange Cassidy rolled up Ortiz for the pinfall victory.
After the match, Chris Jericho rushed the ring with Floyd the baseball bat and beat the hell out of Best Friends & Orange Cassidy. Jericho brought a giant bag of oranges into the ring as Orange Cassidy was bleeding from the head. Jericho then smashed Orange Cassidy with the bag of oranges. Chris grabbed the microphone and said “blood Orange Cassidy has just been juiced”.
Opinion: I’m not sure anyone else in professional wrestling could pull off beating someone down with a bag of oranges besides Chris Jericho. This segment was wildly entertaining and I cannot wait for the match between Jericho and Orange Cassidy.
Matt Hardy Confronted Sammy Guevara
Sammy Guevara defeated Colt Cabana tonight. After the match, Dark Order came to the entrance ramp. Brodie helped Colt up and Cabana followed them to the back. Cabana was later shown entering the Dark Order’s locker room.
Hardy turned broken and entered the ring with Sammy. Matt shouted “delete!” over and over as Sammy retreated.
Brian Cage Sent A Message To Moxley
Brian Cage came out of nowhere and attacked Moxley from behind. Cage slammed Jon on top of car and set up for a Powerbomb but Taz stopped him.
Taz told Cage that they sent the message and enough was enough. Brian Cage dropped Moxley for a moment but picked him up again. Brian launched Moxley onto the car again and walked away. Moxley will defend his AEW Championship against Brian Cage at Fyter Fest.
Cody Retained The TNT Championship
Cody defended the TNT Championship against Marq Quen in the main event of this week’s Dynamite.
Match Recap: Quen controlled the action early and leveled Cody with a Dropkick. Cody battled back and locked in a Dragon Sleeper as Dynamite went to a break. When Dynamite returned, Cody was still in control and was focusing his attack on Quen’s injured knee.
Quen battled back and booted Cody in the face. Cody went back to work on Quen’s knee and then perched him on the top turnbuckle. Cody connected with a Suplex and Marq landed on his knee. Marq battled back and hit a Shooting Star Press for a near fall.
Marq connected with a DDT for a two count. Quen knocked Cody out of the ring and flipped onto him. Quen fought through the pain and flipped onto Cody once again outside the ring.
Back in the ring, Marq went for the cover but Cody kicked out at two. Quen made his way to the top rope as Cody rolled onto the entrance ramp. Marq connected with a beautiful 450 Splash on the entrance ramp.
Quen rolled Cody into the ring and went to the top rope again. Marq went for a Shooting Star Press but Cody got out of the way and applied and Ankle Lock for the submission victory.
After the match, Jake Hager came down to the ring and shoved Arn Anderson to the corner. Hager launched Cody across the ring and then slammed him to the canvas. Private Party and Matt Hardy came down to the ring with a steel chair. They hit Hager with the chair and Hardy Clotheslined him to the outside. Inner Circle then brawled with Private Party, Cody, and Matt Hardy before referees broke it up. Cody then told Hager that if he wants a TNT Championship match at Fyter Fest he’s got it.
Opinion: Cody and Marq Quen put on a very good match to close another very solid episode of Dynamite. The ending brawl felt a bit rushed but it still set up an interesting match between Cody and Hager at Fyter Fest.