AEW Dynamite Report: The Elite win, MJF attacks Regal, Hangman & Ruby Soho return

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AEW Dynamite

November 30th, 2022

By: John Siino

Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, IN

Commentary: Excalibur, Taz & Tony Schiavone

Death, Taxes, Jon Moxley… and Hangman

Jon Moxley starts the show coming to the ring with a North Face style shirt that says The Cross Face. The crowd is fully behind him as he talks about growing up about 90 miles from there and how he used to wrestle around there in Indianapolis all the time and it’s been a crazy ass ride as you never know what’s around the corner. He mentions three constants; death, taxes & Jon Moxley. He mentions how there is no one who can out-fight him and out-wrestle him and nothing has changed since day 1 of AEW and he’s on top of the foot chain and this ring belongs to him and there isn’t a man who has the balls to come out there and tell him any different. ‘Hangman’ Adam Page makes his way to the ring and gets face-to-face with Moxley. Moxley asks Page if he’s sure he wants to do this after what happened last time and asks if he even remembers the last time which prompts Page to attack him as they brawl to the outside before security and officials come out to hold him back. Moxley tries to bum-rush Page but unfortunately ends up tripping and falling off the stage before they get separated.

Dax Harwood vs. Bryan Danielson

Before they even get to lock up, the crowd starts chanting ‘This is awesome’ as Dax Harwood and Bryan Danielson have their first-ever one-on-one match. They start the match trying to take each other down on the mat and get submission holds, but Danielson grabs the rope and escapes to the outside. They announced that next week they’ll have the Dynamite Diamond Battle Royal with the winner being able to challenge MJF for his ring, if they win that, then they get a World Title shot. Harwood ends up getting knocked to the outside and hit with a tope by Danielson, as Harwood ends up spilling behind the barricade as they start chopping each other and it goes to picture-in-picture.

When we come back, Danielson escapes out of a pile driver attempt, until Harwood is able to connect and hit it for a two-count. They end up back to the outside where Danielson chops Harwood against the barricade. They head back inside, to the top rope, as Danielson drives down elbows and tries a back suplex but Harwood tries to reverse it with Danielson falling on top for a two count. They end up on their knees and start headbutting each other before trading lariats. Harwood then tries a slingshot powerbomb but Danielson reverses it and hits a roundhouse kick for a two. Danielson gets on his feet from a German Suplex, but Harwood catches him for a slingshot Liger Bomb for a two and puts on the Sharpshooter. Danielson gets out as they trade inside cradles until Danielson puts on the LeBell Lock as Harwood taps out.

Winner: Bryan Danielson by submission at 14:48

Harwood teased not shaking Danielson’s hand after but ended up going back in for the handshake.

Judgment Call

Tony Schiavone is backstage with Ricky Starks and brings up Starks’ title shot at Winter is Coming, but Starks says he’s going to enter himself in next week’s battle royale and makes a judgment call that he’s going to win it as he wants the Dynamite Diamond ring as well as the world title and wants MJF’s spot and he will prove that he’s absolute.

When we come back from the commercial, Adam Page and Jon Moxley are still fighting in the parking lot as Moxley gets tossed into the garage door. They keep fighting until they finally get split up as commentary mentions they will both be tossed out of the arena.

How About Yodeling?

Renee Paquette is in Nashville, TN with Claudio Castagnoli, Wheeler Yuta, Jake Hager, Daniel Garcia, Matt Menard & Angelo Parker (Chris Jericho is currently touring with Fozzy in Australia). Menard mentions how Claudio will lose to Jericho and then go back to yodeling. Claudio mentions how it’s important for him to win the title again as Hager tosses Clauido a purple hat just like him and says they can be a tag team together. Claudio says he’s sick of this and interviews and will prove he’s the best at Final Battle. Garcia mentions how the Blackpool Combat Club is falling apart, as Yuta challenges Garcia for the ROH Pure Championship at Final Battle, in which he agrees.

AEW TNT Championship: Samoa Joe (c) vs. AR Fox

AR Fox accepted this open challenge on his first official day on the AEW roster as Samoa Joe cornered him in the corner with punches. Fox escapes and knocks Joe to the outside and dives onto him, but back inside Joe knocks Fox down and hits a senton as they go to picture-in-picture.

When we come back, Joe is in control, dodging Fox and hitting him with a back elbow before putting him on the top rope for a muscle buster for the rather quick win.

Winner: Samoa Joe by pinfall at 6:36, to retain

Joe gets on the mic after and welcomes everybody to a new era and calls himself the one true king of television. Wardlow cuts in on the tron and says he hopes he enjoys it as it’s not Joe’s world, but his world.

We see a quick video of Powerhouse Hobbs in Oakland walking around as people there seem to be a bit afraid of him, as they promised more footage coming soon.

Taz has a breakdown of Hook’s win over Lee Moriarty.

The Big Burberry Belt

When we come back, William Regal comes to the ring with his own theme music and all as there is something in the ring with him that’s covered with a cloak. Regal introduces AEW World Champion MJF who comes into the ring and hugs Regal. MJF says he knows the people here aren’t very bright but when he has the mic they need to keep their hillbilly mouths shut and starts telling everybody how their unholy union came to be. MJF reads an email from Regal who says he has grown weak by getting attacked by The Firm, but he has much to learn and he’s willing to help him reach his true potential and this time he must not grab the diamond ring, but the brass one. MJF calls Regal a genius and he was willing to listen, as Regal wanted MJF to leave Jon Moxley with an emotional scar and never forget the day he was outsmarted by MJF. MJF brings up The Firm and says he kind of respects them and he would have done the same thing and even if he did harbor some resentment, he isn’t the type to chase anybody down and effort is for the poor like the crowd and he’s above that.

When he became the World Champion he made a promise to himself to make a change, without the old and in with the new, and mentions how this championship title was tacky and it reminds him of all the old champions who aren’t on his level. They reveal that it’s a new championship title with a Burberry strap that Tony Schiavone calls disgusting and mimics vomiting. MJF calls it the Triple B; the Big Burberry Belt as Schiavone says it sucks. MJF says nobody deserves to wear this, but him and calls out fake tough guys like Eddie Kingston (who he says will never be World Champion), Ricky Starks, and the ‘middest of the mid’ in fake wrestlers like Bryan Danielson and says he couldn’t wrestle himself out of a wet paper bag. MJF says as long as he’s in this company, Danielson will never know what it feels to be on top as MJF says he’ll be champion all the way until the bidding war of 2024 as he’ll use Triple B as a bargaining chip and make more money in a day than any of these fans will see in their lives and prays to god the right Khan fits the bill and says not Tony, but his boy Nick and his boy Trips. MJF mentions that come January 2024 he doesn’t know if they’ll be a bidding war as maybe Hollywood wins. MJF brings up how people were happy when he won the title but says their happiness will turn to resentment as people will get tired of him and call him a coward as the crowd starts chanting ‘boring’. MJF says during his long reign, Triple B will be defending very rarely and he will wrestle very rarely as he’s a special attraction.

In order for them to see him defend his title, they have to buy a pay-per-view in hopes to see someone dethrone him, and they won’t. He will have a title reign that will make Hulk Hogan, JBL, and Jeff Jarrett’s seem short and make Bruno Sammartino roll in his grave and his era of terror has just begun. MJF says he almost forgot something as the crowd chants ‘shut the fuck up’. MJF says without Regal none of this would have been possible and tells the crowd to give it up to Regal and before he can say anything, MJF attacks him from behind with the brass knuckles. MJF says it’s funny how Regal said he had much to learn, as regal made a deal with the devil. MJF says ‘The game has changed, as MJF hires exclusive top-level agents and when you’re one of them, send me your stuff’. The same line Regal used in his e-mail to MJF. MJF leaves through the crowd, as Bryan Danielson runs into the ring to check on him. Officials and medical personnel stretcher Regal out as commentary mentions the severity of this with Regal’s neck issues.

When we come back from break, we see Regal being stretched into an ambulance as Danielson goes in with him.

Ricky Starks vs. Ari Daivari

Before the match starts, Stokely Hathaway, Ethan Page, and Matt Hardy come out as Page tells Hardy to calm down and that he will help him win the Dynamite Diamond Battle Royal (Listen to today’s episode of Shot in the Dark for more info on this ongoing Page/Hardy storyline) and he will be the one who wins the ring as Ricky Starks will have to lose and cry as Ari Daivari attacks him from behind as the bell rings. Starks comes right back with the spear and the Rochambeau for the quick pin.

Winner: Ricky Starks by pinfall at 26 seconds

Sit Downs

Tony Schiavone is backstage with Jamie Hayter, Dr. Britt Baker DMD and Rebel as Baker brings up the Pittsburgh Steelers winning here in Indianapolis and brings up a sit-down interview coming up with Saraya as Hayter asks Schiavone why won’t he have a sit-down with her instead as they demand he will have one with them and tell Renee Paquette to sit home for hers, which is scheduled for this Friday on Rampage.

Willow Nightingale vs. Anna Jay AS (w/ Tay Melo)

Willow Nightingale starts the match fast whipping Anna Jay AS into the corner with hip attacks, until Jay is able to roll out and hit a spinning kick to the back of Willow’s head, before hitting a flipping neckbreaker off the ropes for a two-count as they go to picture-in-picture.

When we come back, they are exchanging elbow strikes as the crowd is fully behind Willow. Willow whips Jay in the corner and hits her with a hip attack, a lariat, and a high boot. Willow follows with a spinebuster for a two count, but Jay comes back with a heel kick before dropping Willow face first for a two count. Jay tries the Queen Slayer, but Willow reverses and drops back, before going for the Doctor Bomb. Tay Melo gets on the apron to distract her but tries another Doctor Bomb that gets reversed into a pin attempt for two. Willow comes right back with another lariat and finally hits the Doctor Bomb for the pin and the win.

Winner: Willow Nightingale by pinfall at 7:30

Ruby Soho is Back

As Anna Jay AS and Tay Melo are about to exit, Ruby Soho’s music hits as she appears behind Melo and attacks her. Jay gets on the apron but gets knocked off. Melo tries to escape, but Soho follows her to the apron and hits her with Destination Unknown.

You Got It

Tony Schiavone is backstage with Orange Cassidy and QT Marshall as Marshall asks for a shot at the All-Atlantic Championship and Cassidy agrees right away including the Lumberjack stipulation, as the match is made for this Friday on Rampage.

TBS Championship Celebration

Jade Cargill comes to the ring in a money-inspired outfit with Red Velvet and Leila Grey for what she calls her ‘big ass celebration’. Cargill says she made The Baddies and says who stays and who goes, and last week she got rid of the trash and is confused on why Velvet and Grey were chilling with her this past weekend. She’s done playing games and to stand next to her is a blessing, so either they can get in line or they can step. Jade says they and the entire company are eating off of her and nobody has her body, face or aura. Jade keeps going on about how she’s the real deal and how she creates careers before bringing up Lil’ Bow Wow. We cut to a video from Bow Wow who congratulates her on her ‘little win’ and says he’s done with his tour and has a lot of time on his hands so he’ll be seeing her real soon.

Rampage Line-Up

  • AEW All-Atlantic Championship Lumberjack Match: Orange Cassidy (c) vs. QT Marshall
  • We will hear from Swerve in Our Glory
  • Cole Karter vs. Darby Allin
  • Renee Paquette sits down with Saraya
  • Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett vs. Private Party
  • We’ll hear from The Acclaimed & Daddy Ass

Dynamite Line-Up

  • Dynamite Diamond Battle Royale (announced so far; Ethan Page, Ricky Starks, Brian Cage, Shawn Dean, Dalton Castle, Jack Perry & Matt Hardy)
  • Jamie Hayter sit-down interview with Tony Schiavone
  • Jake Hager & Daniel Garcia vs. Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta

AEW World Trios Championship Best of 7 Series (Match 3): The Elite (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson) (w/ Don Callis, Brandon Cutler & MT Nakazawa) vs. Death Triangle (PAC, Penta El Zero Miedo & Rey Fenix) (w/ Alex Abrahentes)

Death Triangle is up 2-0 as The Elite attack them during their entrance. They continue to brawl by the entrance stage including Kenny Omega hitting PAC with a bulldog but takes the brunt of that fall. The Young Bucks drag PAC to the entrance, as Omega tries to hit a running V-Trigger, but PAC stops him with a superkick, as the Lucha Brothers hit the Bucks with cutters, as they go to picture-in-picture without the bell ringing yet.

When we come back, they are still brawling outside of the ring before Omega tossed Penta El Zero Miedo to finally get the match started as PAC and Rey Fenix get powerbombed onto the apron. As Omega tries the same to Penta, he gets out and fights The Elite off with backbreakers. Fenix and Penta start arguing over the hammer, as Penta takes the hammer and pushes Fenix but as they are arguing, Omega hits a V-Trigger on Fenix and a snap dragon suplex on Penta. Omega follows with a powerbomb and a V-Trigger but PAC breaks up the pin. Death Triangle all get on the top rope and hit in stereo moonsaults before Penta hits Omega with the Fear Factor for a two count. PAC and Omega end up on the top rope before PAC hits a headbutt and an avalanche Falcon Arrow for a two count as they go back to break.

Omega fights off the Death Triangle as the crowd is cheering for him to make a tag to the Young Bucks. Nick Jackson and Fenix tag in, as they trade kicks before Nick hits a cutter for a two count. Matt Jackson comes in as Fenix escapes out of a Meltzer Driver attempt, but Bucks come right back with More Bang For Your Buck that Penta breaks up the count on. Penta and Fenix hit the Assisted Fear Factor before Penta dives to the outside. PAC goes after Matt, hitting a brainbuster for a two-count. PAC goes for the Black Arrow on Matt, but he puts his knees up and rolls up PAC for the pin and the win.

Winner: The Elite (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson) by pinfall at 12:17, as the Death Triangle leads the series 2-1

Kenny Omega grabs the mic and says there would never be a sweep, and says it’s been a while before he could close the show and does his catchphrase before asking for them to play his song again.

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