AEW Dynamite Results (10/23/21): Cody Rhodes vs. Malakai Black III

AEW Dynamite
October 23, 2021
Addition Financial Arena
Orlando, Florida

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Commentary Team: (Excalibur, Jim Ross and Tony Schiavone)

Ring Announcer: Justin Roberts 

Transcription by Josh Lopez 

First Match: (3-1-1) Bryan Danielson vs. (30-12) Dustin Rhodes In A First Round Match In The AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Hammerlock Exchange. Danielson drop steps into a side headlock. Rhodes slings Danielson across the ring. Strong lockup. Rhodes grabs a side headlock. Danielson whips Rhodes across the ring. Rhodes drops Danielson with a shoulder tackle. Danielson drops down on the canvas. Danielson with The Hip Toss. Rhodes kicks Danielson in the face. Rhodes with a deep arm-drag. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Test Of Strength. Danielson scores the ankle pick. Danielson grapevines the legs of Rhodes. Danielson repeatedly drives his knee into Rhodes ribs. Danielson repeatedly falls on the mat for added pressure. Danielson applies The Bow and Arrow Stretch. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Danielson backs Rhodes into the ropes. Danielson with a gut punch. Danielson with two uppercuts. Danielson whips Rhodes across the ring. Rhodes with a drop down uppercut. Danielson sends Rhodes tumbling to the floor. Danielson lands The Suicide Dive. Rhodes with The Flying Cannonball Senton off the ring apron. Rhodes rolls Danielson back into the ring. Rhodes hooks the outside leg for a one count.

Rhodes stomps on Danielson’s chest. Rhodes drives his knee into the left shoulder of Danielson. Rhodes applies a wrist lock. Danielson dropkicks the left knee of Rhodes. Danielson kicks the left hamstring of Rhodes. Danielson with a Mid-Kick. Danielson uppercuts Rhodes. Rhodes denies The Knee Crusher. Rhodes with a German Suplex. Rhodes kicks Danielson in the back. Rhodes slams Danielson’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Danielson with a Mid-Kick. Danielson HeadButts Rhodes. Danielson with The Front Chancery Suplex for a two count. Danielson applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Danielson stomps on the left elbow of Rhodes. Rhodes has Danielson perched on the top turnbuckle. Rhodes with two chops. Rhodes with The SuperPlex for a two count. Danielson uppercuts Rhodes. Haymaker Exchange. Danielson slams Rhodes head on the top turnbuckle pad. Rhodes reverses out of the irish whip from Danielson. Danielson dives over Rhodes.

Danielson ducks a clothesline from Rhodes. Rhodes Powerslams Danielson. Rhodes with The Lifting Reverse DDT for a two count. Rhodes is throwing haymakers at Danielson. Rhodes transitions into a corner mount. Danielson reverses out of the irish whip from Rhodes. Danielson denies The Running Bulldog. Danielson with a Corner Dropkick. Danielson with a Chop/Mid-Kick Exchange. Danielson puts Rhodes on the top turnbuckle. Danielson gets crotched on the top rope. Rhodes with The Flying Lariat for a two count. Danielson applies The Lebel Lock. Rhodes puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Danielson unloads three mid-kicks. Rhodes is pissed. Danielson and Rhodes are trading back and forth shots. Rhodes kicks Danielson in the gut. Rhodes goes for the drop down uppercut, but Danielson counters with The Backslide Cover for a two count. Rhodes blocks a boot from Danielson. Danielson with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Danielson repeatedly stomps on Rhodes face. Danielson goes for The Running Knee, but Rhodes counters with The Inside Out Lariat. Rhodes connects with The PileDriver for a two count. Danielson denies The Final Reckoning. Danielson with Two Roundhouse Kicks. Danielson makes Rhodes pass out to The Guillotine Choke.

Winner: (4-1-1) Bryan Danielson via Referee Stoppage 

Second Match: (4-1) Ruby Soho vs. (30-13) Penelope Ford w/The Bunny In A First Round Match In The Inaugural TBS Championship Tournament

Ford throws her jacket at Soho before the bell rings. Ford with clubbing blows to Soho’s back. Ford repeatedly stomps on Soho’s back. Soho kicks Ford in the gut. Soho with a forearm smash. Soho HeadButts Ford. Soho uppercuts Ford. Soho whips Ford across the ring. Ford denies The STO. Ford tugs on Soho’s hair. Soho applies an arm-bar. Ford with a shot to the midsection of Soho. Ford punches Soho in the back. Ford slams Soho’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Ford continues to stomp on Soho’s chest. Ford with a Handspring Shoulder Block. Soho avoids The Helluva Kick. Ford applies a side headlock. Soho with a forearm shot across the back of Ford. Soho lunges over Ford. Soho thrust kicks the midsection of Ford. Soho with a Running SuperKick for a two count. Soho transitions into a ground and pound attack. Soho with the irish whip. Ford launches Soho over the top rope. Soho with a straight right hand. Soho kicks Ford in the chest. Forearm Exchange.

Bunny skips her way down  the ring. Bunny trips Soho from the outside. Ford sends Soho face first into the ring apron. Ford rocks Soho with a forearm smash. Ford hooks the outside leg for a two count. Ford applies a rear chin lock. Ford drops Soho with a knee lift for a two count. Ford slams Soho’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Ford with a forearm smash. Ford rams Soho’s face across the top strand. Ford puts her leg on the back of Soho’s neck. Ford kicks Soho in the ribs. Ford drives Soho throat first into the top rope. Ford dropkicks Soho to the floor. Bunny attacks Soho behind the referee’s back. Ford repeatedly stomps on Soho’s back. Ford slams Soho’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Soho denies The Back Handspring Elbow Smash. Soho drives Ford back first into the turnbuckles. Soho hits The Back Drop Driver.

Bunny is trying to wake up Ford. Soho unloads a series of knife edge chops. Ford with a handful of hair. Soho blocks a boot from Ford. Soho with a knee lift. Soho SuperKicks Ford. Soho with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Soho with a Sliding Lariat across the back of Ford’s neck for a two count. Soho sends Ford to the corner. Ford decks Soho with a back elbow smash. Ford kicks Soho in the face. Ford sends Soho face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Ford matrix under a clothesline from Soho. Soho goes for a Side Belly to Belly Suplex, but Ford lands back on her feet. Ford sends Soho into the ropes. Ford connects with The Cutter for a two count. Ford goes for the single leg crab, but Soho rolls her over for a two count. Ford reverses out of the irish whip from Soho. Soho drops Ford with The STO. Ford avoids The Flying Double Foot Stomp. Ford with The Spinning Heel Kick. Ford connects with The Double Knee GutBuster for a two count. Bunny slides the brass knuckles into the ring, but the referee gets in the way. Soho rolls Ford over to pickup the victory. After the match, Bunny and Ford has Soho cornered. Red Velvet storms into the ring to make the save.

Winner: (5-1) Ruby Soho via Pinfall 

Third Match: (1-2) Bobby Fish vs. (0-3) Anthony Greene 

Fish with forearm shivers. Greene with a shoulder block. Greene punches Fish. Greene with The Flying Crossbody Block for a one count. Fish drives his knee into the midsection of Greene. Fish with another bodyshot/forearm combination. Fish kicks the left hamstring of Greene. Following a snap mare takeover, Fish with The Slingshot Senton for a two count. Fish with a knee lift. Fish teep kicks Greene into the turnbuckles.

Fish punches Greene in the back. Fish with a knee lift. Short-Arm Reversal by Greene. Fish drives Greene back first into the turnbuckles. Fish with clubbing hamstring kicks. Fish with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Fish follows that with The Sliding Lariat. Fish with The Exploder Suplex into the ropes. Fish connects with The Buzzsaw Kick to pickup the victory. After the match, Fish kicks out the legs of Greene. Fish transitions into a ground and pound attack. Fish applies The Sleeper Hold. CM Punk storms into the ring to make the save. Fish retreats to the backstage area.

Winner: (2-2) Bobby Fish via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: (32-10) Eddie Kingston vs. (41-8) Lance Archer In A First Round Match In The AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament

Kingston attacks Archer before the bell rings. Archer with forearm shivers. Archer denies the drop toe hold. Archer is raining down haymakers. Archer with clubbing blows to Kingston’s back. Archer bodyslams a fan on top of Kingston. Archer Chokeslams the fan into Kingston. Archer sends Kingston face first into the steel ring post. Kingston with heavy bodyshots. Kingston with a knife edge chop. Archer rocks Kingston with a forearm smash. Archer rolls Kingston back into the ring. Archer with three running elbow smashes. Archer slaps Kingston in the chest. Kingston answers with the greco roman eye poke. Archer with another forearm smash. Archer puts Kingston on the top turnbuckle. Archer goes for The Blackout, but Kingston counters with The Stretch Plum. Kingston with rapid fire haymakers. Archer clotheslines the back of Kingston’s neck. Archer with a Baseball Slide Dropkick.

Tony Nese is watching this match in the crowd. Archer slams Kingston’s head on the time keepers table. Chop Exchange. Kingston with Machine Gun Chops. Archer rakes the eyes of Kingston. Archer puts his knee on the back of Kingston’s neck. Archer with a forearm smash. Archer toys around with Kingston. Kingston with a knife edge chop. Archer answers with another forearm smash. Archer is mauling Kingston in the corner. Archer repeatedly stomps on Kingston’s chest. Archer is choking Kingston with his boot. Archer with a forearm smash. Archer bodyslams Kingston. Archer with a Twisting Splash for a two count. Archer argues with the referee. Kingston is displaying his fighting spirit. Palm Strike Exchange. Archer kicks Kingston in the face. Archer is choking Kingston with his knee. Archer fish hooks Kingston. Kingston side steps Archer into the turnbuckles. Archer drops Kingston with The Big Boot. Archer goes for The MoonSault, but Kingston ducks out of the way. Archer is receiving medical attention on the outside. Kingston connects with The La Magistral to pickup the victory.

Winner: (33-10) Eddie Kingston via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: (60-34-1) Jungle Boy vs. (9-34-2) Brandon Cutler

Jungle Boy ducks a clothesline from Cutler. Jungle Boy clotheslines Cutler over the top rope. Jungle Boy lands The Suicide Dive. Jungle Boy rolls Cutler back into the ring. Cutler kicks Jungle Boy in the face. Cutler goes for The Panama Sunrise, but Jungle Boy counters with a Back Body Drop. Cutler slaps Jungle Boy in the face. Cutler starts strutting around the ring. Jungle Boy with clubbing palm strikes. Jungle Boy PowerBombs Cutler. Jungle Boy makes Cutler tap out to The Snare Trap.

After the match, Jungle Boy says that he’s still in the mood to fight and proceeds to call out The ELITE. Jungle Boy applies another Snare Trap. Adam Cole appears on the stage. Cole calls Jungle Boy an embarrassment. Jungle Boy knocks Cole off the ring apron. The Young Bucks SuperKicks Jungle Boy. Cole rocks Jungle Boy with a forearm smash. The Superkliq gangs up on Jungle Boy. The Bucks connects with The BTE Trigger. Cole plants Jungle Boy with The Last Shot. The Bucks throws Jungle Boy off the stage.

Winner: (61-34-1) Jungle Boy via Submission 

Line Up For Next Weeks AEW Dynamite & AEW Rampage 

AEW Dynamite 10/28/21 

– Jon Moxley vs. Preston Vance In A First Round Match In The AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament

– The ELITE w/Don Callis vs. The Dark Order In A 8-Man Tag Team Match

– Sammy Guevara (c) vs. Ethan Page For The AEW TNT Championship

– CM Punk vs. Bobby Fish

– Hikaru Shida vs. Serena Deeb In A First Round Match In The Inaugural TBS Championship Tournament

AEW Rampage 10/30/21 

– Bryan Danielson vs. Eddie Kingston In A Semi-Final Round Match In The AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament

– Lio Rush & Dante Martin vs. The Sydal Brothers

Sixth Match: (43-14-2) Cody Rhodes w/Arn Anderson vs. (6-0) Malakai Black

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Standing Switch Exchange. Rhodes sweeps out the legs of Black. Rhodes backs Black into the ropes. Side Headlock Takeover/Headscissors Escape Exchange. Forearm Exchange. Rhodes with two toe kicks. Black ducks a clothesline from Rhodes. Black kicks the right hamstring of Rhodes. Black sweeps out the legs of Rhodes. Rhodes kicks Black in the face. Black with The Mid-Kick. Black applies The Knee Bar. Rhodes repeatedly stomps on Black’s face. Rhodes with a straight right hand. Black scores the elbow knockdown for a one count. Black applies a front face lock. Black with a waist lock go-behind. Rhodes decks Black with a back elbow smash. Rhodes dives over Black. Rhodes Powerslams Black for a one count. Rhodes throws his weight belt into the crowd. Black denies The Figure Four Leg Lock. Black rakes the eyes of Rhodes. Black regroups on the outside.

Black grabs a steel chair. Brock Anderson and Lee Johnson makes their way down to the ring. Black attacks Rhodes from behind. Brock snatches the chair out of Black’s hands. Rhodes with a double leg takedown. Rhodes applies The Figure Four Leg Lock. Black grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Black reverses out of the irish whip from Rhodes. Black with a Running Boot. Black hits The PK for a two count. Black pulls out a table from under the ring. Black with a straight right hand. Black sets up the table on the floor. Rhodes blocks a boot from Black. Rhodes SuperKicks Black. Rhodes delivers The Cross Rhodes through the table. Black is busted open. Black drives Rhodes face first into the steel ring post. Rhodes is busted open.

Andrade El Idolo appears on the ramp way. Arn drills Assistant Jose with The SpineBuster. Black blinds Arn with the black mist. Pac and Idolo are brawling on the stage. Rhodes with two haymakers. Black kicks Rhodes in the face. Black with The Ripcord Forearm Smash. Black with The Quebrada. Rhodes connects with The Cross Rhodes for a two count. Rhodes is fired up. Rhodes repeatedly stomps on Black’s chest. Rhodes goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Black lands back on his feet. Black kicks Rhodes in the chest. Black with The Flying Double Foot Stomp. Black teep kicks Rhodes into the ropes. Black with a Pump Knee Strike. Black with The Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Black delivers The Black Mass. Black launches Rhodes over the top rope. Black goes for The Orihara MoonSault, but Rhodes ducks out of the way. Rhodes lands The Suicide Dive. Rhodes rolls Black back into the ring. Rhodes hits The Cody Cutter. Rhodes with The Cross Rhodes. Rhodes plants Black with The Tiger Driver #98 to pickup the victory.

Winner: (44-14-2) Cody Rhodes via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez