Cody Retained The TNT Championship
Cody defended the TNT Championship against Orange Cassidy in a Lumberjack match tonight on Dynamite.
Match Recap: Cassidy went for the Orange Punch but Cody dodged it. Cody went for Cross Rhodes but Cassidy escaped and made it seem like he was going to put his hands in his pockets. Cassidy applied a Headlock and brought Cody down to the canvas.
Orange Cassidy planted Cody with a Suplex and Cody rolled out of the ring. Best Friends shared a hug with Orange Cassidy and Cody capitalized with a Dragon Screw in the ropes as Cassidy tried to get back in the ring. Cody then fell into Best Friends’ arms and they dropped him to the floor.
Back in the ring, Cassidy hit a Dropkick and Trent hit Cody with a cheap shot as the referee wasn’t looking. Cassidy connected with a Crossbody and went for a DDT but Cody blocked it. Cassidy then hit the DDT and went for a cover but the TNT Champion kicked out at two.
Cassidy went for a lazy Splash but Cody got his knees up as Dynamite went to a commercial break. When Dynamite returned, all hell had broken loose and the lumberjacks were brawling with each other. Orange Cassidy made his way to the top rope but Cody hit him with a punch to the face.
Cody hit a Superplex onto the lumberjacks below and everyone crashed to the floor. Back in the ring, Cody connected with a Cutter for a two count. Cody followed it up with a Clothesline but Cassidy responded with the Stundog Millionaire. Cassidy hit a DDT and then the Beach Break for a near fall. John Silver booted Cassidy Arn Anderson then hit Orange Cassidy with a punch to the face. Cody planted Orange Cassidy with the Cross Rhodes for the pinfall victory. After the match, the lumberjacks brawled as Darby Allin was shown in the crowd. Cody will defend the TNT Championship against Darby at Full Gear.
Serena Deeb Retained The NWA Women’s Championship
Serena Deeb defended the NWA Women’s Championship against Leyla Hirsch.
Match Recap: Hirsch and Deeb locked up to start off the match. Hirsch applied a Headlock and wouldn’t let go as Serena tried to escape. Serena eventually broke free and connected with an Arm Drag for a two count. Deeb leveled Leyla with a shoulder tackle but she hopped right up and leveled the champion with a Clothesline.
Hirsch followed it up with Double Knees in the corner and then a Dropkick for a two count. Deeb connected with a Neckbreaker across the middle rope and went for the cover but Hirsch kicked out at two. Hirsch got Deeb in an Armbreaker but she countered into a roll-up for a near fall.
Leyla slammed Deeb’s shoulder into the turnbuckle a couple times as Dynamite went to a commercial break. When Dynamite returned, Leyla connected with a knee to the face and followed it up with a German Suplex. Hirsch climbed to the top rope and went for a Moonsault but Deeb got out of the way. Serena connected with two Neckbreakers and locked a Half Crab for the submission victory. Serena Deeb is still the NWA Women’s Champion.
After the match, Hikaru Shida was interviewed backstage. Shida said she wanted to defend her title against Nyla Rose at Full Gear.
Scorpio Sky Got The Better Of Shawn Spears
Shawn Spears squashed VSK tonight on Dynamite. After the match, Spears attacked someone with a bull mask in the crowd and brought him into the ring. It was revealed to be Scorpio Sky and he planted Spears with the TKO.
Kenny Omega Advanced To The Finals Of The Eliminator Tournament
Kenny Omega battled Pentagon in the second rope of the World Title Eliminator Tournament. Pentagon replaced Fenix in the match due to injury. The winner of the match will go on to face Hangman Page at Full Gear to determine the #1 contender for the AEW Championship. Two girls danced with brooms and were wearing Lucha Bros masks during Omega’s entrance.
Match Recap: Omega showed off the AAA Mega Championship as Fenix got pissed off outside the ring. Kenny and Pentagon traded chops to start off the action. Pentagon connected with a Backstabber and sent Omega out of the ring. Pentagon flipped onto Omega as Dynamite went to a commercial break.
When Dynamite returned, Omega returned the favor and flipped onto Penta outside the ring. Pentagon caught Omega with a kick to the face and followed it up with a Crossbody off the top rope. Back in the ring, Pentagon hit a Slingblade and went for the cover but Omega was able to kick out at the last moment.
Pentagon hung up Kenny in the ropes and connected with a diving stomp for another near fall. Omega battled back with a Snap Dragon Suplex and then delivered another one. Kenny began talking to himself and went for a third Snap Dragon but Penta blocked it with an elbow to the face.
Omega hit Pentagon with a knee to the face and then a Powerbomb. Kenny connected with the V-Trigger and went for the cover but Penta kicked out at two. Omega hit another V-Trigger and then a kick to the back of Pentagon’s head. Kenny perched Penta up on the top turnbuckle and hit him with a chop to the chest.
Pentagon hit Omega with a headbutt that knocked him to the entrance ramp. Penta followed it up with a Destroyer on the ramp before the action returned to the ring. Pentagon connected with a Piledriver and went for the cover but Omega was able to kick out at two.
Omega hit another knee to the face and went for the One Winged Angel but Penta countered and snapped back Kenny’s arm. Penta hit Omega with a Superkick but Omega caught him with a knee to the face. Omega followed it up with the One Winged Angel for the pinfall victory. Kenny Omega will face Hangman Page in the finals of the World Title Eliminator Tournament at Full Gear on November 7th.
Opinion: I really enjoyed this week’s episode of Dynamite and thought the episode just flew by. Wardlow looked terrific tonight in his match against Hangman Page and has a bright future with the company. Serena Deeb and Leyla Hirsch had a very good NWA Women’s Championship match tonight as well. I thought the Town Hall segment was a little long but still entertaining and it was great to see Bischoff again. Cody versus Orange Cassidy was solid and Pentagon and Omega had the match of the night in the main event.