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AEW Dynamite results: Jon Moxley makes his first title defense, Samoa Joe attacks MJF

AEW Dynamite results: After retaining the Ring of Honor World Tag Team Championship with Adam Cole at All Out and then getting into a battle with ROH Television champion Samoa Joe, MJF addressed the fans on Dynamite Wednesday night. His speech about his cooperation with Cole and the previously foreshadowed animosity with Joe were the highlights of an evening that also saw Jon Moxley defend his freshly earned International Championship and Kris Statlander defend her TBS championship.

AEW Dynamite match card

  • AR Fox vs Jon Moxley – AEW International Championship
  • Kris Statlander vs Emi Sakura – TBS Championship
  • Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara vs Aussie Open
  • Trent Beretta vs Roderick Strong – Grand Slam World Title Eliminator
  • Darby Allin vs Nick Wayne – Grand Slam World Title Eliminator

Orange Cassidy began his first episode of Dynamite after losing the International Championship by committing to appear every week, title or no championship.
Jon Moxley stopped his leave, and the new champion entered the ring to defend his title against AR Fox. An exchange of glares with Cassidy hinted that their rivalry was far from ended.

AR Fox vs Jon Moxley – AEW International Championship

Moxley then devoured Fox, dominating him early on and shutting off any attempts at a comeback. He won by dropping him with a King Kong lariat and finishing him with the Death Rider. The battle was a showcase for Mox, but one thing is clear: the tough man who almost never loses and nearly never sells the effects of anything for long enough for it to matter has become old.

Winner: Jon Moxley

Kris Statlander vs Emi Sakura – TBS Championship

TBS champion Kris Statlander made it 2-0 this week, holding off the challenge of a determined Emi Sakura to retain her title after successfully defending it against Ruby Soho at All Out. The seasoned challenger battled with zeal, but Statlander survived the storm and pinned her opponent with Sunday Night Fever for the pinfall victory.

Winner: Kris Statlander

Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara vs Aussie Open

Throughout Wednesday’s bout, Don Callis emphasized that Chris Jericho is a self-centered narcissist. While his words were not fulfilled on the night, veteran and partner Sammy Guevara experienced a few miscommunications. Despite this, Le Sex Gods defeated former Ring of Honor global tag team champions Aussie Open in a very strong battle that featured a lightning-fast attack and Guevara’s aerial assault. Guevara expressed his displeasure after the event, resulting in a brawl between the winners.

Winner: Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara

MJF and Samoa Joe come face to face

MJF and Samoa Joe faced off for the first time since Sunday’s confrontation at All Out, with both exchanging verbal jabs until a cheap shot by the latter sparked another physical altercation. With a low blow, the self-proclaimed “Devil” shook Joe, but the Ring of Honor Television champion recovered and set up MJF for the Muscle Buster, only for Adam Cole to storm the ring and scare him away. Cole went to check on his fallen buddy, who maintained that his left arm was paralyzed and wailed in anguish and fear.

Trent Beretta vs Roderick Strong – Grand Slam World Title Eliminator

Roderick Strong won his first bout back from a neck injury on Wednesday night, defeating Trent Beretta to progress to the Grand Slam World Title Eliminator Tournament semifinals. The battle was exactly what you’d expect from two people who have long been underappreciated despite their success in the profession. Despite Toni Schiavone’s reminder that Beretta had a significant win against Jon Moxley and Penta El Zero Miedo at Dynamite 200, the outcome was never truly in doubt.

Winner: Roderick Strong

You were correct if you predicted Hangman Page fighting with Swerve Strickland and Mogul Embassy after he defeated Toa Liona and Brian Cage to win the Over Budget Battle Royal at All Out.

Page entered the ring on Wednesday night, intending to join Tony Schiavone for an in-ring promo. Instead, he was subjected to a verbal assault by Swerve Strickland, followed by a nasty powerbomb by Cage.

Strickland roasted Page here, criticizing reported weight gain and accused the former world champion of sitting in the backseat while The Elite drives, content to get by on his friendships with Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks.

Darby Allin vs Nick Wayne – Grand Slam World Title Eliminator

Darby Allin faced up against Nick Wayne in the Grand Slam World Title Eliminator Tournament Quarterfinals in the main event of Dynamite The teacher challenged his protégé to hit him as though he wanted to win the bout. When Wayne did, Allin weathered the storm, cornered him, and pounded away at the back of his head until referee Bryce Remsburg called the bout and handed the previous TNT champion the victory Christian Cage and Luchasaurus attempted to confuse both contestants by coming mid-match and joining the commentary table, but they were unsuccessful.

Winner: Darby Allin

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