AEW Dynamite Results: Copeland vs. Garcia, Texas Death Match

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AEW Dynamite

February 14, 2024

By: John Siino

H-E-B Center in Cedar Park, Texas

Commentary: Excalibur, Taz & Tony Schiavone

Jon Moxley vs. Dax Harwood

They start the match circling each other as the crowd is behind both men, with commentary bringing up Jon Moxley heading to CMLL soon for an eight-man tag match. They start trading middle fingers and kisses (Happy Valentine’s Day) before cornering each other with heavy punches and chops. They start running the ropes before Moxley is able to trap Dax Harwood in a bulldog choke, which he is able to escape, and tries a Sharpshooter that Moxley kicks him off of before clotheslining Harwood to the outside. Moxley sends Harwood over the barricade before they start fighting ringside where Moxley slingshots Harwood right into the ring post and steel steps at the same time. Moxley hits the 10 punches in the corner, but Harwood is able to hold on and hit the Liger Bomb for a two. They tussle against the ropes, before spilling to the outside as we go to picture-in-picture.

When we come back, they are chopping away at each other, which then goes into slaps, before Moxley drops Harwood with a headbutt. They head to the top rope and battle until Moxley knocks Harwood up, just for Harwood to jump back up and hit a superplex. They go back and forth before Harwood is able to put on the Sharpshooter, as we hear a 5-minute warning from Justin Roberts. Moxley gets out and tries an armbar before Moxley reverses a piledriver with a backbody drop before Harwood does indeed hit the piledriver for two. They fight on the apron before Moxley hits a cutter, the stomp, and a piledriver for two. Taz comedically tries to connect this match to Valentine’s Day saying it’s all about ‘heart’ before just giving up, as Harwood hits a brainbuster for two. With a two-minute warning, Harwood gets to the top rope but misses the flying headbutt, as Moxley puts on the rear-naked choke before eventually tapping out.

Winner: Jon Moxley by submission at 18:38

Moxley held on after, so Cash Wheeler ran in and started attacking Moxley. Claudio Castagnoli runs out and takes out Wheeler before Moxley & Claudio keep attacking FTR.

The Don Callis Family Match Of The Decade

Renee Paquette is backstage with Don Callis, Powerhouse Hobbs, and Konosuke Takeshita and brings up Takeshita’s winning streak, including beating Chris Jericho and asking what’s next. Callis says nobody wants to wrestle Takeshita and says he needs to be on AEW Revolution, but they can’t find the talent for him. Callis says he had to look within the family and made the match of Konosuke Takeshita vs. Will Ospreay. Callis brings up how his dad used to make them fight each other and they were fine afterward, just like they will, and brings up this being the Don Callis Family Match of the Decade.

Wardlow vs. Barrett Brown

Adam Cole joins the commentary team for this match but doesn’t say anything when introduced. Wardlow puts Barrett Brown in the corner right away and hits him with his knockout knee before posing while looking at himself on the screen as Cole just watches. Wardlow follows with a big powerbomb while saying ‘boom’, for the pin and the win. Before leaving, Adam Cole says it was a pleasure talking to them.

Winner: Wardlow by pinfall at 1:23

They Have Wi-Fi On The Plane

We see footage from earlier today of The Young Bucks getting out of a plane, still wearing the blood-stained white suits from attacking Darby Allin & Sting, as Taz is very excited at them having Wi-Fi on the plane.

Adam Copeland vs. Daniel Garcia

Matt Menard joins commentary as Taz starts asking if he is Daniel Garcia’s personal commentator. They take it to the mat right away, as Garcia escapes out of a submission attempt before putting Adam Copeland in an ankle lock. Copeland grabs the bottom rope to escape before they start running the ropes. Copeland ends up hitting a splash to the back of Garcia, before kicking away at him and choking him out on the middle rope. They start fighting in the corner before Copeland catches a cross-body attempt from Garcia and hits him with a kneebreaker. Copeland stays in control as we go to picture-in-picture.

After the break, they are fighting in the corner before Garcia takes Copeland down with a Dragon Screw. Garcia tries a Saito Suplex, that Copeland blocks, before Garcia hits another Dragon Screw and keeps working on Copeland’s ankle. Garcia heads to the top rope, but Copeland stops him, meets him there, and hits an avalanche, Impaler. They go back and forth as Copeland puts on his submission, just for Nick Wayne & Killswitch to run out and attack both men, ending the match.

Winner: The match ends in a no-contest at 12:19

Christian Cage & Shayna Wayne make their way down to the ring, but as Cage goes to grab a chair from under the ring, he gets stopped by Matt Menard. Menard & Cage go face-to-face with chairs before Menard gets taken out by Killswitch from behind. They keep attacking Garcia inside, as Luchasaurus hits a chokeslam, but before they can hit a Conchairto, Copeland runs back in and stops him. Copeland corners Cage and is about to hit him with a chair, but he gets attacked from behind by Shayna Wayne, who takes him out with a low blow. They continue, hitting a Wayne’s World on Copeland before Killswitch hits him with the ‘Extinction’ clothesline to the back of the head. The Patriarchy ends this with a Conchairto to Copeland.

Excalibur mentions that Copeland did walk to the back during the commercial and is being evaluated now.

Talkin’ Bout A Revolution

AEW World Champion Samoa Joe heads to the ring and gets a great reaction from the crowd. Joe says he came here with the spirit of apology and brings up bringing back the rankings so he can choose who to destroy. It all was going so well until Swerve Strickland & Adam Page battled to a draw, and he thought the committee would send them to the back of the line but instead, they made his match, just like Texas, ‘bigger and dumber’. Joe says a crime has been committed against him but if he will hurt one or maybe both, and make them limp out of the ring after the match. This prompts Swerve Strickland, along with Prince Nana, to make their way down to the ring.

Swerve talks about how this wasn’t supposed to be personal, but the more Joe runs his mouth, the more he thinks this is becoming personal. Swerve talks about how nobody out hustles, outworks, or outgrinds him and tells Joe to check his resume, and put some respect on it. Swerve talks about how for 15 years he’s been grinding and just hoped someone would notice how hard he works, and he’s proven that today. Swerve talks about going toe-to-toe with champions and legends, and the same result every time is him standing with the crowd chanting ‘Swerve’s House’, and at Revolution, nothing changes, except for one difference the fact he’ll be holding the championship title above his head.

‘Hangman’ Adam Page comes out and says after last week’s match for people writing Dynamite reports, he wasn’t mad (Sorry, Hangman.) Page talks about how much better it would be just Joe and him, but now it’s Swerve added and gets in his face talking about everything Swerve has done to him, he doesn’t deserve one second of his time. Swerve doesn’t deserve 5 more minutes, because he couldn’t get the job done and talks about him not deserving to be in the championship match. Joe tells them both to knock it off and as far as Revolution goes, he’s whipping both their asses.

Wet Ink

We go to the newest film from ‘Timeless’ Toni Storm where she asks what her tattoo reminds her of, reminded her of a girl who was so desperate to make it that she had her petty. Storm called Deonna Purrazzo her young girl, brought her to Japan and helped her sign a contract. Storm is seen getting another tattoo, and says Deonna forgot who she was, calling her an ‘extra’. Storm talks about Deonna getting the old Toni Storm and so much more. Storm talks about how instead of changing the past, you kill it, as we see there’s a new tattoo of a dagger going through the duck tattoo.

We cut to Renee with Deonna Purrazzo, asking for her reaction to the film they saw. Deonna says Toni is what her family calls a ‘chiacchierone’, which means she talks too much and she will shut her up.

The Young Bucks (Nicholas Jackson & Matthew Jackson) vs. Top Flight (Darius Martin & Dante Martin)

The Young Bucks ask for Justin Roberts to call them by their birth names, and wrestle with their suits on, hats and all. Nicholas Jackson and Dante Martin start the match before Nicholas goes to ringside and tells the commentary to make sure they respect him. Matthew Jackson tags in, as Top Flight keep him in their corner and tag in and, while working on Matthew, before knocking him and Nicholas to the outside, and tease diving onto them, just for the Young Bucks to get out of the way. Top Flight meets them on the other side with dives, as the crowd starts getting behind them. The Young Bucks take control, as we go to picture-in-picture.

After the break, we see Darius Martin trying to make the tag to Dante, but Matthew is able to stop him. Darius is able to kick his way out and make the hot tag to Dante who starts double-teaming on Matthew & Nicholas. Dante hits a big cross body on Matthew, for a two. All four go at it as Top Flight puts a double sunset flip for two, and clothesline Nicholas to the outside. Matthew hits a DDT to Dante and says to the camera ‘These guys are good’. Top Flight starts double-teaming on Matthew, but Nicholas is there to break up the pin. Dante takes out Nicholas on the outside with a dive, as Darius hits a Spanish Fly to Matthew for two. Matthew tries to make the pin with his feet on the rope, but Rick Knox catches it. As Nicholas is distracting Knox, Matthew hits a pop-up low blow, followed by the EVP Trigger on Darius as Nicholas gets the pin and the win.

Winners: The Young Bucks (Matthew Jackson & Nicholas Jackson) by pinfall at 11:07

Tony Schiavone joins them in the ring, as Matthew talks about them being undefeated this year and calls themselves the top tag team in AEW. He says they have reason to believe that after beating the team with the quality of Top Flight, they should be #1 contenders, as they cut to the graphic showing much. Schiavone brings up Sting not being there, as Matthew cuts off Schiavone and says Schiavone is disparaging them and gives him a thousand-dollar fine, asking if he has a problem with that before knocking him down. They go to help him up, calling it an accident but have him in the EVP Trigger pose, before Darby Allin runs out to stop them. Allin brings up the original initiative of AEW but how the Bucks ended up hiring all their friends instead. Allin said at least when he came in, there was a good EVP and it wasn’t Kenny Omega, prompting a Cody chant from the crowd. Darby brings up how he wasn’t even on the first Dynamite, but their friend Brandon Cutler was. Darby says if they want him and Sting for the AEW World Tag Team Championship match, then it could happen, as the match is made official.

12 Man Rampage

Renee Paquette is backstage with the Bang Bang Scissor Gang, as they welcome her to their lounge with Anthony Bowens giving Renee a rose, as they all have the same idea about having a 12-man on Rampage this Friday.

Willow Nightingale vs. Skye Blue

Stokely Hathaway comes out with Willow Nightingale, before joining the commentary and starts having a debate with Taz about their similar wardrobe. Skye Blue goes right after Willow, attacking her in the corner, but Willow is able to cartwheel out and hit a body slam for a one. Willow starts tossing Skye against the corner turnbuckles, before Blue starts running from Willow inside and outside the ring, just to get pounced once back inside, Willow sends Skye back outside, as we go to picture-in-picture.

We come back, as Willow is taking Blue down with clotheslines, a hip attack in the corner, and a spinebuster for two. Willow continues on the attack, putting Skye on the top rope, just for Skye to escape and kick Willow followed by a powerbomb for two. As Skye hits the Code Blue, Stokely gets on the apron and distracts Aubrey Edwards as Skye has the win. Willow gets out and hits the Babe With The Power Bomb for the pin and the win.

Winner: Willow Nightingale by pinfall at 8:49

Rampage Line-Up (7 pm ET Start Time)

  • No Disqualification Match: Jeff Hardy vs. Sammy Guevara
  • Queen Aminata vs. Anna Jay

Next Week’s Dynamite Line-Up

  • Jon Moxley & Claudio Castagnoli vs. FTR
  • Samoa Joe, Swerve Strickland & Brian Cage vs. Hook, Adam Page & Rob Van Dam

Texas Death Match: Orange Cassidy vs. Matt Taven

Right away, Matt Taven pretends to call The Undisputed Kingdom out, just to attack Orange Cassidy from behind. Taven stays in control, hitting a Blue Thunder Bomb, sending Cassidy to the outside, where he goes after him. They keep fighting on the outside, as Cassidy whips Taven against the barricade and tries the same to Cassidy, but he just vaults over the barricade to a big ovation. They keep fighting up into the crowd as we go to picture-in-picture.

We come back to see Taven tried to put Cassidy through a table with an elbow drop during the commercial, but it didn’t break. The crowd chants for ‘one more time’, so Taven puts Cassidy through it with a suplex. We see Cassidy is bleeding down his face, as Taven takes out Cassidy with a running knee on the ramp. Taven brings Cassidy back in the ring, hits a DDT, grabs another table from the ring, and sets it up against the commentary table. They fight a bit, trying to put each other through the table before Taven goes crashing through it, as Cassidy avoids the dive. Bryce Remsburg starts counting out Taven, who gets up just a nine. Cassidy finds a box of chocolates that’s for him, by Chuck Taylor, only to reveal it’s a box of tacks instead. They fight on the top rope, as Taven knocks Cassidy off, just to splash right into the tacks. Cassidy follows this with a Tornado DDT to Taven, on top of the tacks. Cassidy finds another box under the ring, but Mike Bennett runs out and attacks Cassidy with it. Bennett tosses in a bunch of chairs in the ring and sets them up but Trent Beretta runs out with a pipe in his hand and takes out Bennett with it, just for Taven to toss a chair in Beretta’s face and put him face first through a chair. Cassidy hits Taven with the Orange Punch and Beach Break on top of the chair with tacks. Taven rips Cassidy’s pockets off, but Cassidy follows that with an Orange Punch with the chain wrapped around his fist. As the referee goes to count out Taven, Roderick Strong tries to take out Cassidy, just for Beretta to take the bullet. Cassidy sends Strong out, as Taven is counted down, ending the match.

Winner: Orange Cassidy by knockout at 13:25

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