AEW Dynamite Results (12/28/22): Samoa Joe vs. Wardlow

AEW Dynamite
December 28, 2022
1stBank Center
Broomfield, Colorado

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Commentary Team: (Excalibur, TAZ and Tony Schiavone)

Ring Announcer: Dasha Gonzalez

Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: (34-9-2) Bryan Danielson vs. (35-11) Ethan Page w/Stokely Hathaway 

Danielson gets distracted by MJF before the bell rings. Page attacks Danielson from behind. Page is raining down haymakers. MJF is watching this match from a private suite inside the 1stBank Center. Page bodyslams Danielson. Page with a gut punch. Page applies a side headlock. Danielson whips Page across the ring. Page drops Danielson with a shoulder tackle. Page with another bodyslam. Page is choking Danielson with his boot. Page sends Danielson to the corner. Danielson dives over Page. Danielson ducks a clothesline from Page. Danielson with a flying elbow strike. Chop/Mid-Kick Exchange. Danielson whips Page across the ring. Danielson with The Kitchen Sink. Danielson pulls Page out of the corner. Danielson fish hooks Page. Danielson stomps on the back of Page’s knees. Danielson with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Danielson stomps on the left ankle of Page. Danielson repeatedly kicks Page in the back. Page reverses out of the irish whip from Danielson. Page scores the elbow knockdown. Page transitions into a ground and pound attack. Page bodyslams Danielson.

Page puts Danielson on the top turnbuckle. Page with a straight right hand. Page with a forearm smash. Page goes for The SuperPlex, but Danielson blocks it. Danielson HeadButts Page. Danielson with The Missile Dropkick. Danielson pops back on his feet. Danielson gets distracted by Hathaway. Page nearly runs into Hathaway. Danielson dropkicks Page to the floor. Danielson lands The Suicide Dive. Danielson rolls Page back into the ring. Hathaway backs away from Danielson. Page nails Danielson with The Pump Kick. Page with a forearm smash. Page sends Danielson face first into the steel ring post. Page hammers down on the back of Danielson’s neck. Page rolls Danielson back into the ring. Page slams Danielson’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Page with a straight right hand. Page transitions into a corner mount. Page dishes out his fourth bodyslam of this match. Page talks smack to Danielson. Page with another forearm smash. Page goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Danielson lands back on his feet. Danielson with a Release German Suplex. Uppercut/Forearm Exchange. Danielson with a drop toe hold into the middle turnbuckle pad. Danielson kicks the middle turnbuckle into Page’s face.

Danielson with a Chop/Mid-Kick Combination. Danielson with a Top Rope Hurricanrana. Danielson follows that with The YES! Kicks. Page avoids The Roundhouse Kick. Danielson sends Page tumbling to the floor. Danielson with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Hathaway pushes Page out of harm’s way. Page whips Danielson into the steel ring steps. Page with a Pop Up Powerslam on the floor. Page hits The Slingshot Cutter for a two count. Page goes back to the ground and pound attack. Danielson with a double leg takedown. Page with desperation up kicks. Page goes for a Pop Up Powerslam, but Danielson counters with a DDT. Danielson delivers The Roundhouse Kick for a two count. Danielson applies The Lebel Lock. Page puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Page has Danielson perched on the top turnbuckle. Danielson with hammer elbows. Page connects with The Avalanche Powerslam for a two count. Page goes for The Ego’s Edge, but Danielson lands back on his feet. Danielson ducks a clothesline from Page. Danielson with The Busaiku Knee. Danielson repeatedly stomps on Page’s face. Danielson makes Page pass out to The Regal Stretch.

Winner: (35-9-2) Bryan Danielson via Referee Stoppage 

Second Match: (1-0) The Blackpool Combat Club (Jon Moxley & Claudio Castagnoli) vs. (17-12) Top Flight 

Top Flight attacks The BCC before the bell rings. Top Flight misfires on the Stereo Suicide Dives. Castagnoli dumps Dante chest first on the steel barricade. Moxley rams his forearm across Darius face. Moxley punches Darius. Moxley applies a wrist lock. Moxley tags in Castagnoli. Castagnoli kicks Darius in the gut. Castagnoli uppercuts Darius. Castagnoli repeatedly stomps on Darius chest. Castagnoli tags in Moxley. Moxley with a knife edge chop. Moxley blasts Darius with The PK for a one count. Moxley applies a double wrist lock. Castagnoli tags himself in. Castagnoli with a GutWrench Suplex. Castagnoli kicks Darius hoodie out of the ring. Darius with heavy bodyshots. Castagnoli bodyslams Darius. Castagnoli tags in Moxley. Moxley kicks Darius in the ribs. Moxley with two knee lifts. Moxley is choking Darius with his boot. Moxley unloads three knife edge chops. Moxley is mauling Darius in the corner. Moxley rakes the back of Darius. Moxley goes for The SuperPlex, but Darius blocks it. Darius with a Missile Dropkick. Darius tags in Dante. Dante with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Dante with a SpringBoard Enzuigiri to Castagnoli. Dante blocks a boot from Moxley. Dante with forearm shivers. Dante dropkicks Moxley. Dante with The Standing MoonSault for a two count.

Dante repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Moxley. Moxley rocks Dante with a forearm smash. Moxley with The Back Drop Driver. Moxley with hammer elbows. Darius delivers a chop block. Dante tags in Darius. Dante knocks Castagnoli off the ring apron. Dante dropkicks Moxley off the apron. Darius whips Moxley into a steel chair at ringside. Darius chips Moxley. Darius with a straight right hand. Darius rolls Moxley back into the ring. Darius stomps on the right hand of Moxley. Darius kicks Moxley in the back for a two count. Darius punches Moxley in the back. Darius drives Moxley back first into the turnbuckles. Darius tags in Dante. Dante with a diving corner clothesline. Darius with a Snap Vertical Suplex. Dante follows that with The Slingshot Senton for a two count. Dante applies an arm-bar. Dante transitions into a single leg crab. Moxley kicks Dante out of the ring. Dante tags in Darius. Darius kicks out the legs of Moxley. Darius works on the left knee of Moxley. Darius punches Moxley. Darius with a single leg takedown. Darius applies a toe and ankle hold. Moxley repeatedly kicks Darius in the face. Darius with a soccer kick for a one count. Darius goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Moxley counters with The X-Plex. Castagnoli and Dante are tagged in. Castagnoli clotheslines Dante. Castagnoli delivers The Uppercut Train.

Castagnoli with a Running Dropkick for a two count. Castagnoli goes for The Giant Swing, but Darius gets in the way. Castagnoli with a double leg takedown. Castagnoli hits The Giant Swing. Dante rolls Castagnoli over for a two count. Assisted Spinning DDT. Darius kicks Moxley off the apron. Dante with a SomerSault Senton for a two count. Dante tags in Darius. Castagnoli with a Double Vertical Suplex. Dante backflips over Castagnoli. Darius with an Apron Enzuigiri. Dante SuperKicks Castagnoli. Darius with a Slingshot Flatliner for a two count. Forearm Exchange. Double SuperKick to Moxley. Castagnoli with The Big Boot. Dante with two running forearm smashes. Castagnoli goes for The Pop Up Uppercut, but Darius gets in the way. Double SuperKick to Castagnoli. Dante lands The Suicide Dive. Castagnoli decks Darius with a back elbow smash. Darius with The Standing Spanish Fly for a two count. Darius gets distracted by Moxley. Darius dives over Castagnoli. Castagnoli goes for The Pop Up Uppercut, but Darius counters with the backslide cover for a two count. Castagnoli connects with The Neutralizer for a two count. Castagnoli argues with the referee. Castagnoli applies the cravate. Castagnoli with hammer elbows. Moxley drops Dante with The King Kong Lariat. Moxley nails Dante with The Death Rider on the floor. Darius slaps Castagnoli in the face. Castagnoli plants Darius with The European Uppercut to pickup the victory.

Winner: (2-0) The Blackpool Combat Club via Pinfall 

Third Match: (17-0) HOOK vs. (0-0) Baylum Lynx 

Hook with a waist lock go-behind. Hook shoves Lynx into the canvas. Hook repeatedly slams Lynx’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Hook with heavy bodyshots. Hook slaps Lynx in the face. Hook drives his knee into the midsection of Lynx. Hook with a Biel Throw. Hook with a running corner clothesline. Hook follows that with The Overhead Suplex. Hook poses for the crowd. Hook delivers vicious crossfaces. Hook makes Lynx tap out to The Redrum.

Winner: (18-0) HOOK via Submission 

Fourth Match: (3) The Death Triangle w/Alex Abrahantes vs. (2) The ELITE w/Don Callis, Brandon Cutler and Michael Nakazawa In A Falls Count Anywhere Match. Match Six In The Best Of Seven Series For The AEW World Trios Championship 

Don Callis joins the commentary team for this match. This match started in the backstage area. Pentagon SuperKicks Nick. Pentagon starts swinging a trash can like a banshee. Pac drills Omega with The BrainBuster on the blue pallets. Pac with a MoonSault off the backstage risers. Pentagon repeatedly slams Matt’s head on the food table. Matt with a Back Body Drop through a table. Nick is raining down haymakers. Matt SuperKicks Pac for a two count. Pentagon responds with a superkick of his own. Pentagon goes for a Package PileDriver, but Nick counters with a SomerSault Senton through a table for a two count. Pentagon throws a trash can at Nick. Matt tees off on Pac. The Bucks brings Pac and Pentagon to the stage. Haymaker Exchange. Pentagon kicks the left hamstring of Nick. All hell is breaking loose in Broomfield. The Bucks with a Double SuperKick. Fenix with The Tornillo off the right entrance tunnel. Omega nails Fenix with The V-Trigger. Omega with clubbing blows to Pac’s back. Omega goes for a PowerBomb, but Pac lands back on his feet. Pac kicks Omega in the gut. Pac with The Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Forearm/Haymaker Exchange.

Matt ducks a clothesline from Pac. Matt delivers The Locomotion Northern Lights Suplex down the ramp way for a two count. Nick rolls The Lucha Brothers back into the ring. Stereo Corner Mounts. Pentagon sends Nick crashing to the outside. Pentagon launches Nick over the steel barricade. Fenix unloads two knife edge chops. Pentagon and Nick are brawling in the crowd. Pentagon wraps a red scarf around Nick’s neck. Pentagon chokes Nick with a fan’s crutch. Omega chops Pac. Pac with a Spinning Back Kick. Pac kicks Omega in the face. Pentagon kicks the left hamstring of Omega. Pac a trash can over Omega’s head. Triple Basement Dropkick for a two count. Fenix kicks Matt off the ring apron. Omega with heavy bodyshots. Pentagon slaps Omega in the chest. Omega dumps Pentagon out of the ring. Omega sends Fenix crashing to the outside. Pac with another Spinning Back Kick. Omega dives over Pac. Nick with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Nick with a Rising Knee Strike. Nick rocks Pac with a forearm smash. Pentagon SuperKicks Nick. Pentagon with The SlingBlade.

Matt ducks a clothesline from Pentagon. Matt drills Pentagon with The Canadian Destroyer. Fenix with The Frog Splash. Omega with The Slam Dunk. Omega follows that with a Snap Dragon Suplex. Omega cracks Pac with the trash can. Omega puts the trash can over Pac’s head. V-Trigger 2. Omega hits The Doctor Bomb through the trash can for a two count. Omega goes for The One Winged Angel, but Pentagon gets in the way. Lucha Brothers with a Package PileDriver/Flying Double Foot Stomp Combination on the floor for a two count. Fenix avoids The Double SuperKick. Fenix with a Hurricanrana to Matt. Fenix with a Roll Through Cutter to Nick. Fenix follows that with a Cannonball Senton through the ropes. Nick denies The Package PileDriver. Nick with a Back Body Drop on the apron. The Bucks delivers The Meltzer Driver on the floor for a two count. Pac whips Nick into the steel barricade. Pac with a Running Pump Kick to Matt. Matt avoids The Black Arrow. Nick with two vicious chair tosses. The Bucks connects with The BTE Trigger for a two count. Nick SuperKicks Pac. Standing Switch Exchange. Matt inadvertently superkicks Nick off the apron. Pac rolls Matt over for a two count. Pac applies The Brutalizer. Omega plants Fenix with The One Winged Angel through two tables to pickup the victory.

Winner: The ELITE via Pinfall, This Series Is Tied At 3-3 

Fifth Match: (42-7) Ruby Soho & (15-16) Willow Nightingale vs. (49-17) Anna Jay & (65-13) Tay Melo 

Willow Nightingale and Tay Melo will start things off. Melo side steps the collar and elbow tie up. Melo is playing mind games with Nightingale. Nightingale grabs Melo from behind. Standing Switch Exchange. Nightingale with a waist lock takedown. Nightingale mocks Melo. Melo reverses out of the irish whip from Nightingale. Nightingale holds onto the ropes. Nightingale kicks Melo in the chest. Nightingale with an overhand chop. Soho tags herself in. Melo bails out to the floor. Melo tags in Jay. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Jay backs Soho into the ropes. Soho pulls Jay down to the mat. Soho is raining down haymakers. Soho applies a side headlock. Jay whips Soho across the ring. Soho drops Jay with a shoulder tackle. Soho continues to rain down haymakers. Soho grabs a side headlock. Soho reverses out of the irish whip from Jay. Soho with a forearm smash. Soho tags in Nightingale. Nightingale with a corner clothesline. Following a snap mare takeover, Soho kicks Jay in the back. Nightingale bodyslams Jay. Nightingale tags in Soho. Assisted Splash for a two count. Soho slams Jay’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Soho tags in Nightingale.

Nightingale with a Running Hip Attack. Nightingale with a corner clothesline. Nightingale follows that with The Big Boot. Nightingale with a Crossbody Splash for a two count. Melo wisely pulls Soho off the ring apron. Jay delivers a chop block. Jay is raining down haymakers. Jay starts choking Nightingale. Jay slams Nightingale’s head on two turnbuckle pads. Jay with a running uppercut. Jay tags in Melo. Melo is choking Nightingale with her boot. Nightingale with heavy bodyshots. Standing Switch Exchange. Melo punches Nightingale in the back. Melo kicks Nightingale in the ribs. Melo transitions into a ground and pound attack for a two count. Melo tags in Jay. Double Vertical Suplex for a two count. Jay slams Nightingale’s head on another turnbuckle pad. Jay with a forearm smash. Jay is choking Nightingale with her boot. Jay tags in Melo. Melo with forearm shivers. Nightingale dodges The Pump Kick. Nightingale rolls Melo over for a one count. Melo kicks Nightingale in the ribs. Melo puts her knee on the back of Nightingale’s neck. The Jericho Appreciation Society has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Jay applies The Full Nelson Lock. Jay pulls Nightingale down to the mat. Jay tags in Melo. Melo with a Running Hip Attack. Melo tags in Jay.

Jay with a Spinning Leg Lariat for a two count. Nightingale with heavy bodyshots. Nightingale drops Jay with a short-arm lariat. Soho and Melo are tagged in. Soho Spears Melo. Soho tees off on Melo. Soho ducks a clothesline from Melo. Soho with forearm shivers. Soho sends Melo to the corner. Soho drives Melo face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Jay runs away from Soho. Soho with The STO. Soho hits The No Future for a two count. Jay rocks Soho with a forearm smash. Nightingale with a Running Lariat. Melo responds with The Pump Kick. Nightingale dumps Jay out of the ring. Soho with a knee lift. Nightingale with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Nightingale follows that with a Roundhouse Kick. Soho connects with The Back Drop Driver for a two count. Jay nails Soho with The Dangerous Jay Kick. Melo with The Hammerlock DDT for a two count. Nightingale and Jay are brawling on the outside. Nightingale with a Vertical Suplex on the floor. Chop Exchange. HeadButt Exchange. Soho falls into the cover for a two count. Jay drives Nightingale shoulder first into the steel ring post. Nightingale avoids a chair shot. Jay thrust kicks the midsection of Nightingale. The referee snatches a chair out of Jay’s hands. Melo pump kicks a chair into Soho’s face. Melo plants Soho with The Tay KO to pickup the victory.

Winner: (50-17) Anna Jay & (66-13) Tay Melo via Pinfall 

Line Up For This Weeks AEW Rampage 

– Orange Cassidy (c) vs. Trent Beretta For The AEW All-Atlantic Championship

– Jade Cargill (c) w/Red Velvet & Leila Grey vs. Kiera Hogan For The AEW TBS Championship

– Shane Strickland vs. Wheeler Yuta

Sixth Match: (13-1) Samoa Joe (c) vs. (66-9) Wardlow For The AEW TNT Championship 

Wardlow attacks Joe before the bell rings. Wardlow with rapid fire haymakers. Wardlow with clubbing shoulder blocks. Wardlow punches Joe in the back. Wardlow whips Joe across the ring. Wardlow drops Joe with a shoulder tackle. Joe with clubbing hamstring kicks. Wardlow with The SpineBuster. Wardlow transitions into a ground and pound attack. Wardlow punches Joe. Wardlow uses the middle rope to choke Joe. Wardlow with an overhand chop. Joe responds with The Uranage Slam. Joe unloads three knife edge chops. Wardlow clotheslines Joe. Wardlow with repeated shoulder blocks in the corner. Wardlow with two haymakers. The referee admonishes Wardlow. Short-Arm Reversal by Joe. Joe with a SitOut Knee Breaker. Wardlow starts receiving medical attention on the outside. Wardlow lays out the medical support team. Wardlow hobbles his way back into the ring. Rockers Punches. Joe wraps the right leg of Wardlow around the middle rope. Wardlow gets back in the ring at the count. Joe repeatedly stomps on Wardlow’s chest. Joe repeatedly kicks the right hamstring of Wardlow. Joe is lighting up Wardlow’s chest.

Following a snap mare takeover, Joe applies a leg lock. Joe HeadButts Wardlow. Joe puts Wardlow on the top turnbuckle. Joe with a Chop/Jab Combination. Wardlow blocks The SuperPlex. Wardlow HeadButts Joe. Wardlow lands The Swanton Bomb. Wardlow and Joe are trading back and forth shots. Wardlow with Two German Suplex’s. Wardlow sends Joe to the corner. Wardlow with a corner clothesline. Joe reverses out of the irish whip from Wardlow. Wardlow with a SpringBoard Corkscrew Body Press for a two count. Joe ducks a clothesline from Wardlow. Joe applies The Coquina Clutch. Wardlow with an arm-drag escape. Wardlow HeadButts Joe. Wardlow delivers a massive lariat for a two count. Joe sweeps out the legs of Wardlow. Joe with a blistering chop. Joe puts Wardlow on the top turnbuckle. Wardlow with the backdoor escape. Wardlow PowerBombs Joe. Joe denies The PowerBomb Symphony. Joe delivers a chop block. Joe makes Wardlow pass out to The Coquina Clutch. After the match, Joe clocks Wardlow with the ROH World TV Title. Joe HeadButts the referee. Joe cuts off Wardlow’s ponytail. Darby Allin attacks Joe with his skateboard to close the show.

Winner: Still AEW TNT Champion, (14-1) Samoa Joe via Referee Stoppage 

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Author: Josh Lopez