AEW Dynamite Results (1/18/23): Darby Allin vs. Kushida

AEW Dynamite
January 18, 2023
Save Mart Center
Fresno, California

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Commentary Team: (Excalibur, TAZ and Tony Schiavone)

Ring Announcer: Justin Roberts

Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: (83-28-2) Orange Cassidy (c) vs. (26-11) Jay Lethal For The AEW All-Atlantic Championship 

We see Jeff Jarrett, Sonjay Dutt and Satnam Singh watching this match at ringside. Pocket Pose. Cassidy rolls under a clothesline from Lethal. Lethal dodges The Orange Punch. Lethal with a double leg takedown. Lethal goes for The Figure Four Leg Lock, but Cassidy counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Cassidy drops down on the canvas. Cassidy leapfrogs over Lethal. Lethal blocks The Hip Toss. Cassidy with a backslide cover for a two count. Lethal sends Cassidy to the ring apron. Lethal rocks Cassidy with a forearm smash. Danhausen and Best Friends joins the festivities in the crowd. Cassidy lands The Suicide Dive. Cassidy rolls Lethal back into the ring. Cassidy ducks a clothesline from Lethal. Lethal blocks The Spinning DDT. Lethal dumps Cassidy face first on the top rope. Lethal transitions into a ground and pound attack.

Lethal stomps on Cassidy’s chest. Lethal slams Cassidy’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Lethal is choking Cassidy with his boot. Lethal dumps Cassidy out of the ring. Lethal drives Cassidy back first into the ring apron. Lethal sends Cassidy face first into the steel ring post. Lethal struts around the ring. Lethal with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Lethal applies a rear chin lock. Lethal drives his knee into the midsection of Cassidy. Lethal bodyslams Cassidy. Cassidy repeatedly rolls himself out of harms way. Cassidy blocks Hail To The King. Lethal launches Cassidy over the top rope. Cassidy repeatedly slams Lethal’s head on the top turnbuckle pad.

Cassidy with a Diving Crossbody Block. Lethal goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Cassidy counters with The Stundog Millionaire. Cassidy drops Lethal with The Spinning DDT for a two count. Lethal catches Cassidy in mid-air. Lethal delivers The Lethal Combination. Cassidy avoids The Lethal Injection. Lethal with a fireman’s carry toss. Lethal hits The Lethal Injection. Cassidy wisely rolls himself out of the ring. Danhausen snatches the red acoustic guitar away from Jarrett. Lethal runs after Danhausen. Cassidy with a Cazadora Rollup for a two count. Cassidy connects with The Orange Punch to pickup the victory. After the match, Satnam Singh threatens to chokeslam Best Friends. Dutt snatches the guitar from Jarrett. Dutt is trying to do everything he can to not get fired. Cassidy with Lethargic Kicks. Lethal finally convinces Dutt to leave the ring.

Winner: Still AEW All-Atlantic Champion, (84-28-2) Orange Cassidy via Pinfall 

Second Match: (64-30) The Young Bucks w/Brandon Cutler vs. (19-14) Top Flight 

Nick Jackson and Dante Martin will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Wrist Lock Exchange. Dante with wrist lock takedown. Nick applies a side headlock. Dante whips Nick across the ring. Nick drops Dante with a shoulder tackle. Dante drops down on the canvas. Dante leapfrogs over Nick. Dante goes for a Headscissors Takeover, but Nick lands back on his feet. Double Dropkick. Double Kip Up. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Nick pie faces Dante. Dante responds with a Roundhouse Kick. Nick tags in Matt. Matt with a cross chop. Dante tags in Darius. Bulldog/Leg Sweep Combination. Darius with a forearm smash. Matt launches Darius over the top rope. Dante tags himself in. Darius chops Matt. Dante with a diving corner clothesline. Darius tags himself in. Darius with a Snap Vertical Suplex. Dante with a Slingshot Senton. Double Dropkick to Nick. Top Flight goes for a Double Vertical Suplex, but Nick gets in the way.

The Bucks sends Darius face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Dante with two back elbow smashes. The Bucks thrust kicks the back of Dante’s knees. Darius launches Nick over the top rope. Darius ducks a clothesline from Matt. Matt catapults Darius with an Apron Enzuigiri from Nick. Nick with The Roll Through BackStabber. The Bucks poses for the crowd. Matt tag in Nick. Nick transitions into a corner mount. Dante with two forearm smashes. Dante ducks a clothesline from Nick. Dante thrust kicks the midsection of Nick. Nick tags in Matt. Nick blasts Darius with The PK. Dante knocks Nick off the ring apron. Matt clotheslines Dante. Matt with a Fist Drop for a one count. Matt with two haymakers. Matt slams Dante’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Matt is raining down haymakers in the corner. Matt repeatedly stomps on Dante’s chest. Matt tags in Nick. Nick bodyslams Dante. Nick stomps on Dante’s face. Nick with a Leg Drop. Nick spits at Darius. Nick tags in Matt.

Nick drives his knee into the midsection of Dante. Double Irish Whip. Dante holds onto the ropes. Dante back flips over Nick. Matt reverses out of the irish whip from Dante. Dante kicks Matt in the face. Nick wisely pulls Darius off the apron. Matt kicks Dante in the face. Dante reverses out of the irish whip from Matt. Matt dives over Dante. Nick with a Rising Knee Strike. Nick with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Nick with a forearm smash. Running Bulldog/Dropkick Combination. Matt tags in Nick. The Bucks delivers The Risky Business for a two count. Nick tags in Matt. Double Irish Whip. Dante with a double arm-drag. Dante ducks a clothesline from Matt. Dante with a Headscissors Takeover. Dante tags in Darius. Darius with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Darius with a series of haymakers. Darius clotheslines Matt. Darius knocks Nick off the apron. Darius kicks Matt in the face. Darius sends Matt into the ropes. Darius with a Standing Spanish Fly. Darius lands The Suicide Dive. Darius with a Diving Crossbody Block for a two count. Darius with forearm shivers. Darius ducks a clothesline from Matt. Darius goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Matt lands back on his feet. Nick made the blind tag.

Darius with a forearm smash. Nick dives over Darius. Nick SuperKicks Darius. Darius tags in Dante. Dante dives over Nick. Nick leapfrogs over Dante. Nick tags in Matt. Nick bridges out of a pinning predicament. Darius denies The Meltzer Driver. Darius with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Dante SuperKicks Matt. Darius with a Slingshot Flatliner. Darius tags himself in. Dante with The Orihara MoonSault. Top Flight connects with their PowerBomb/Nose Dive Combination for a two count. Nick drags Matt to their corner. Matt tags in Nick. Nick sends Dante tumbling to the floor. Nick with a shoulder block. Nick with The Slingshot X-Factor. Nick follows that with The Apron MoonSault. Nick drills Darius with The Canadian Destroyer for a two count. Nick tags in Matt. Matt slams Darius head on the top turnbuckle pad. The Bucks hits The Doomsday Device for a two count. Dante dumps Matt out of the ring. Dante sends Nick crashing into Matt. The Bucks SuperKicks Dante in mid-air. Darius avoids The BTE Trigger. Darius rolls Matt over to pickup the victory.

Winner: (20-14) Top Flight via Pinfall 

Third Match: (60-15) Ricky Starks vs. (21-22) Jake Hager w/The Jericho Appreciation Society 

Chris Jericho joins the commentary team for this match. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Hager backs Starks into the turnbuckles. Hager with heavy bodyshots. Hager with a straight right hand. Hager mocks Starks. Hager drops Starks with a shoulder tackle. Hager sends Starks to the corner. Starks kicks Hager in the face. Starks with a knife edge chop. Starks slams Hager’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Starks puts on Hager’s purple hat. Starks kicks Hager in the gut. Starks struts around the top rope. Hager goes for a Bodyslam, but Starks lands back on his feet. Starks dumps Hager out of the ring. Hager drives his knee into the midsection of Starks. Starks avoids the turnbuckles. Hager drops Starks with The Big Boot. Hager whips Starks into the ringside barricade. JAS gangs up on Starks behind the referee’s back. Hager rolls Starks back into the ring. Hager with a gut punch. Hager flexes his muscles. Chop Exchange. Hager stands on Starks back. Hager with a Side Belly to Belly Suplex.

JAS pulls out a table from under the ring. Hager with a forearm shot across the back of Starks. Hager puts his knee on the back of Starks neck. Starks kicks Hager in the gut. Hager answers with a liver shot. Starks ducks a clothesline from Hager. Starks with rapid fire haymakers in the corner. Starks transitions into a corner mount. Hager goes for a Running PowerBomb, but Starks lands back on his feet. Starks dropkicks Hager to the floor. Starks with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Starks wipes out The JAS. Hager gets caught in the ropes. Starks kicks Hager in the chest. Starks with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Starks ducks a clothesline from Hager. Starks with a running clothesline. Hager kicks Starks in the face. Hager goes for The Hager Bomb, but Starks puts his feet up in the air. Starks ducks another clothesline from Hager. Starks drops Hager with a Tornado DDT for a two count. JAS continues to run interference. Starks connects with The Spear to pickup the victory. After the match, Starks runs away from Daniel Garcia and Sammy Guevara.

Winner: (61-15) Ricky Starks via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: (38-6-2) Bryan Danielson vs. (2-2) Bandido 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Wrist Lock Exchange. Bandido taunts Danielson. Danielson kicks the right hand of Bandido. Strong lockup. Danielson applies a side headlock. Danielson with a side headlock takeover. Bandido answers with a headscissors escape. Danielson grapevines the legs of Bandido. Danielson gets Bandido in a pinning predicament for a two count. Danielson mocks Bandido. Test Of Strength. Bandido with a drop toe hold. Bandido applies The Romero Special. Danielson lands back on his feet. Danielson drives his knee into the left hamstring of Bandido. Danielson stomps on the back of Bandido’s knees. Bandido tells Danielson to bring it. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Danielson applies a side headlock. Bandido whips Danielson across the ring. Danielson drops Bandido with a shoulder tackle. Bandido drops down on the canvas. Bandido escapes The Sunset Flip. Bandido traps the arms of Danielson. Danielson showcases his core strength. Danielson with Two HeadButts. Danielson rolls Bandido over for a two count. Bandido with a double leg takedown. Danielson escapes The Texas Cloverleaf. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring.

Test Of Strength. Danielson with Three Mid-Kicks. Bandido goes for a Monkey Flip, but Danielson lands back on his feet. Bandido with a Stalling Hip Toss. Bandido applies a Standing Cloverleaf. Danielson regroups on the outside. Bandido lands The Suicide Dive. Bandido with The SomerSault Plancha. Bandido rolls Danielson back into the ring. Bandido goes for a SpringBoard Crossbody Block, but Danielson counters with a Mid-Kick. Danielson with two uppercuts. Bandido slaps Danielson in the chest. Danielson answers with another uppercut. Danielson gets Bandido tied up in the tree of woe. Corner YES! Kicks. Danielson with a Sliding Corner Dropkick. Danielson applies The Romero Special for a two count. Danielson uppercuts Bandido. Danielson whips Bandido across the ring. Danielson with The Kitchen Sink. Danielson unloads two knife edge chops. Danielson uppercuts Bandido. Danielson with rapid fire bodyshots. Danielson goes for The Kitchen Sink, but Bandido rolls him over for a two count. Bandido with a Pop Up Face Plant. Chop Exchange. Danielson with two uppercuts. Corner YES! Kicks. Bandido reverses out of the irish whip from Danielson. Danielson dives over Bandido. Bandido SuperKicks Danielson. Bandido with The Tornillo. Bandido with a Roundhouse Kick. Bandido drills Danielson with The Delayed BrainBuster for a two count.

Bandido goes for The Frog Splash, but Danielson gets his knees up in the air. Danielson applies The Lebel Lock. Bandido puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. YES! Kicks. Bandido blocks The Busaiku Knee. Bandido hits The Argentine GTS. Bandido goes for The 21 Plex, but Danielson lands back on his feet. Danielson with a drop toe hold. La Magistral Exchange. Bandido with a forearm smash. Bandido delivers his combination offense. Bandido sends Danielson to the corner. Danielson sends Bandido crashing to the outside. Danielson with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Danielson with a Flying Knee Strike off the apron. Danielson rolls Bandido back into the ring. Danielson ascends to the top turnbuckle. Bandido with a straight right hand. Bandido and Danielson are trading back and forth shots. Bandido with The Avalanche Fallaway Slam. Bandido connects with The 21 Plex for a two count. Forearm Exchange. Palm Strike Exchange. Danielson with a Roundhouse Kick. Bandido SuperKicks Danielson. Danielson blocks The BrainBuster. Bandido escapes The Lebel Lock. Danielson with a Headscissors Takeover. Danielson ducks a clothesline from Bandido. Danielson plants Bandido with The Busaiku Knee to pickup the victory.

Winner: (39-6-2) Bryan Danielson via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: (27-6) Toni Storm w/Saraya vs. (17-17) Willow Nightingale 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Storm with an arm-drag takeover. Storm applies a side headlock. Storm with a side headlock takeover. Nightingale whips Storm across the ring. Storm runs into Nightingale. Nightingale drops Storm with a shoulder tackle. Nightingale lunges over Storm. Storm goes for a Hip Toss, but Nightingale counters with an arm-drag cradle for a two count. Nightingale reverses out of the irish whip from Storm. Nightingale ducks a clothesline from Storm. Nightingale with a Spinning Belly to Back Suplex. Nightingale with a Low Crossbody Block for a one count. Nightingale rocks Storm with a forearm smash. Nightingale cartwheels out of a hammer throw from Storm. Storm slaps Nightingale in the face. Storm kicks Nightingale out of the ring. Storm blasts Nightingale off the ring apron with a Running Hip Attack. Storm with a flying double axe handle strike. Storm slams Nightingale’s head on the apron. Storm whips Nightingale into the ringside barricade. Hikaru Shida makes her way down to the ring with a kendo stick. Storm is picking Nightingale apart. Storm is choking Nightingale with her boot.

Storm with a Biel Throw. Storm continues to choke Nightingale with her boot. The referee admonishes Storm. Storm toys around with Nightingale. Forearm Exchange. Storm applies the full nelson lock. Nightingale with a back elbow smash. Nightingale with Two Running Hip Attacks. Nightingale with a corner clothesline. Nightingale follows that with The Big Boot. Nightingale whips Storm across the ring. Nightingale hits The SpineBuster for a two count. Nightingale with a Shotgun Dropkick. Nightingale goes for a Running Cannonball Strike, but Storm ducks out of the way. Storm with a Corner Hip Attack. Storm drops Nightingale with The Tornado DDT for a two count. Nightingale rolls Storm over for a two count. Nightingale delivers The Pounce. Nightingale with a Running Cannonball Strike for a two count. The referee gets distracted by Saraya. Storm rolls Nightingale over with a handful of tights to pickup the victory. After the match, Storm and Saraya gangs up on Nightingale. Ruby Soho storms into the ring to make the save.

Winner: (28-6) Toni Storm via Pinfall 

Line Up For This Weeks AEW Rampage

– Daniel Garcia vs. Action Andretti

– Brian Cage w/Prince vs. Willie Mack

– Jade Cargill & Leila Grey In Tag Team Action

– Ethan Page w/Stokely Hathaway vs. Jack Perry

Sixth Match: (74-27-1) Darby Allin (c) w/Sting vs. (0-0) Kushida w/Kevin Knight & The DKC For The AEW TNT Championship 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Standing Switch Exchange. Kushida applies a full nelson lock. Kushida with an arm-bar takedown. Hammerlock Exchange. Allin applies a rear chin lock. Allin grabs a side headlock. Kushida whips Allin across the ring. Allin drops Kushida with a shoulder tackle. Kushida drops down on the canvas. Allin sweeps out the legs of Kushida for a one count. Arm-Bar Exchange. Allin puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Kushida with a single leg takedown. Kushida applies a toe and ankle hold. Allin transitions into a side headlock. Kushida with a Hip Toss. Kushida with a Cartwheel Dropkick. Kushida slides out of the ring. Standing Switch Exchange. Allin sends Kushida face first into the ringside barricade. Kushida with a running shoulder kick. Kushida stands on the left shoulder of Allin. Kushida applies a hammerlock with his leg. Kushida cranks on the left shoulder of Allin. Kushida chops Allin. Allin dives over Kushida. Allin with a Coffin Splash. Kushida catches Allin in mid-air. Kushida with The Rolling Elbow. Allin blocks The Overhead Kick.

Allin slaps Kushida in the face. Allin headbutts the midsection of Kushida. Allin hits The CodeRed for a two count. Allin wipes out The LA Dojo with a Flying Cannonball Senton. Kushida with a Running Arm-Breaker on the floor. Kushida unloads two knife edge chops. Allin with two forearm smashes. Kushida with Two Shotei’s for a two count. Kushida applies a deep hammerlock. Kushida drops his weight on the right shoulder of Allin. Kushida with a low dropkick. Kushida hammers down on the left shoulder of Allin. Kushida stomps on the left shoulder of Allin. Chop/Forearm Exchange. Kushida kicks the left shoulder of Allin. Palm Strike Exchange. Allin with forearm shivers. Allin whips Kushida across the ring. Kushida with a Diving Crossbody Block. Kushida with an Overhead Kick.

Allin reverses out of the irish whip from Kushida. Allin catches Kushida in mid-air. Allin drops Kushida with The Scorpion Death Drop. Allin with three palm strikes. Kushida responds with a Handspring Kick. Kushida with a Diving Knee Strike off the ring apron. Allin with a forearm smash. Kushida kicks Allin in the gut. Allin decks Kushida with a back elbow smash. Allin hits The Flipping Stunner on the apron. Forearm/Palm Strike Exchange. Allin has Kushida sitting on a chair. Allin goes for The Shotgun Dropkick, but Kushida counters with The Cross-Arm-Breaker on the floor. Allin gets back in the ring at the count of eight. Kushida applies a top wrist lock. Kushida drags Allin up to the top turnbuckle. Kushida with an Avalanche Key Lock Suplex. Kushida applies The Hoverboard Lock. The LA Dojo guys tells Sting to throw in the towel. Sting launches the towel into the crowd. Allin with a double leg takedown. Allin connects with The Last Supper to pickup the victory. After the match, Allin shakes hands with Kushida to close the show.

Winner: Still AEW TNT Champion, (75-27-1) Darby Allin via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez