AEW Dynamite Results – 4/22/20
AEW Dynamite Results – 4/22/20
Top Secret Arena
Commentary Team: Tony Schiavone & Chris Jericho
Cody Rhodes taking a seat in some kind of command center to watch tape of Sammy Guevara, Lance Archer, Kip Sabian, and Darby Allin.
He asks the question of who he is, where he fits into all of this, and he muses that there can be no future endeavors if you don’t endeavor. Is he a midcard lifer, comfortable in his role? He’s going to meet one of those four in the semifinals and he needs to be ready to answer the call. AEW critics will undoubtedly move the goalpost, but history will show.
Complacency is a dirty word in wrestling, but the ally of a top guy, because those who are just here to collect a check become flesh to pound, but none of these men are that. There’s plenty of will in this tournament, and now we find out who has enough of it.
SAMMY GUEVARA VS DARBY ALLIN:
Sammy wipes out Darby with a Dynamic Entry before he makes it into the ring before the bell rings, Sammy pulls out a ladder & wedges it between the ring & barricade, he sets Darby on the ladder, up top, Diving Splash drives Darby into the ladder, the doc & ref checks on both men
Sammy brings Darby in & the match officially begins, into a cover for a 2 count, You’re Going to Get Your Fucking Head Kicked In Stomps, he sets Darby up top, but Darby ties him to the Tree of Woe & pulls off Sammy’s boot & twists on the ankle and tosses Sammy back in, Chop-Block, Headbutts to Sammy’s ankle, Sammy with a Springboard in one boot into an Ace Crusher, but only gets a 2 count, Darby with an Ankle Lock, blood drips from Darby’s nose & he pulls Sammy back to the center, they trade Forearms, Sammy with a Uraken, Enzugiri for a 2 count, Darby drags Sammy to the floor, back in, Tope Suicida, Sammy evades & Darby hits the barricade, Sammy puts him back in, up top, 630 Senton connects, but Darby grabs the rope, Darby with Standing Diamond Dust, Springboard Coffin Drop, but Sammy catches him, Feast Your Eyes, Darby catches the leg & hooks Sammy into The Last Supper to advance to the semis
WINNER: DARBY ALLIN
Darby will face Cody in the Semis
We get a Broken Matt Hardy video recapping his feud with the Hole of the Ass and his invitation for the Elite Deletion and how Sammy Guevara is the only one of the Inner Circle who’s had the testicles to even speak his name. So he invites Guevara to the Hardy Compound to be sentenced to deletion! Matt has a late revelation that Jericho wouldn’t mention his name because he doesn’t know how to deal with his Broken Brilliance.
So if Broken Matt is too intense, he offers up another entity, the Mortal Vessel, the Unkillable.
Stronger Than Death Matt Hardy takes over talking about how he’s gonna kick everybody in the Inner Circle’s ass until he gets to Chris Jericho.
ALAN ANGELS VS KENNY OMEGA:
Angels blocks Dragon Rush, on the second attempt he bites Omega’s hand, Step-Up Senton, he tries another, but Omega gets the knees up, Zangief-Style Backbreaker, Angels pulls the ring skirt out from under Omega’s feet to trip him up, Spinnign Heel Kick, Omega avoids the Double Stomp, Angels avoids the V-Trigger, furious flurry, but Omega answers back with the Dragon Rush, V-Trigger, cocky cover, but only gets a near fall, Dr Wily Bomb floats over into another V-Trigger for the win
WINNER: KENNY OMEGA
Scorpio Sky gets a video package wherein he talks about his career and how he overcame a career-ending back injury back in 2009.
We see Cody Rhodes listening to a message from Dustin Rhodes about the tournament and Dustin’s decision to retire if he can’t beat Kip Sabian
JIMMY HAVOC VS ORANGE CASSIDY W/BEST FRIENDS:
Havoc chokes Orange with his jacket, he takes Orange’s shirt off & lights him up, he throws Orange to the floor, crotches him on the guardrail, Vertical Suplex on the floor, Havoc posts him & lights him up, Orange ducks, slap to the back & a thumb to the eye, he goes after the hand, Shoryuken, Cartwheel Death Valley Bomb/DDT combo for a 2 count, Acid Rainmaker, Juji-Gatame, but Orange makes it to the rope, Havoc bites the hands then puts them in Orange’s pockets, Orange ducks, Dropkick, nip up, Tope Suicida, up top, Diving Crossbody, Tilt-a-Whirl DDT for a near fall, Havoc blocks a Suplex and puts him up top, Orange takes his legs out, Sloth Splash for a near fall, Sloth strikes, Havoc decks him, Acid Rainmaker ducked & countered into a Super Sloth Punch, Penelope Ford is up on the apron, Best Friends pull her down, but she ends up in the splits, Kip with a Tope con Hilo wipes out Friends, Penelope up top, Orange ducks the Crossody, Havoc helps her up, Orange with an Leg-Trap Crucifix pin he calls The Mouse Trap for the win
WINNER: ORANGE CASSIDY
Havoc drops Orange with The Go Home Driver after the match, Best Friends chase off Havoc & Kip
MJF appears in a video billed as being from “Max’s Rat’s House.”
He talks about how we’re collectively going through tough times— that he hasn’t wrestled on Dynamite. He knows we’re craving it, but he’s here to explain why he’s not working. He gets choked up briefly and says on his last appearance, while gambling early in the evening, he got a hangnail but he valiantly proceeded to gamble until the end of the show.
But he will be back, and like a phoenix he’ll rise from the ashes, because he’s better than us and we know it.
LEE JOHNSON VS WARDLOW:
Wardlow with a Gorilla Press Powerslam, pair of Release Vertical Suplexes, he tries a third, but Lee blocks, Wardlow bumrushes him into the corner, he puts him up top, goozle, Avalanche Chokeslam into a Knee Strike then finishes it with The Airplane Spin into an F-5 that he appropriately calls the F-10 for the win
Someone listening to a breakup voicemail in the dark and reading a ditial newspaper about a football man who suffered a career ending injury. He navigates to the Dark Order website and wants to join.
Brodie Lee then appears to thank him and tell him he understands, before asking how tall he is. 6’2”, he answers, and 240 for weight, and he played college football. Mr. Brodie says he’s a hard worker but he hasn’t gotten his payoff. Some people are afraid of success, but not him, and he wants to offer this football man that success. They are the lions of AEW, and they feed on the prey.
He passes the guy a mask and tells him he’s home now, one of them
JUSTIN LAW VS BRODIE LEE:
Brodie lights up Law, Superkick, Half-Hatch Suplex then a Release Half-Nelson Suplex, Truck Stop, Rolling Lariat finishes Law for the win
WINNER: BRODIE LEE
Best Friends are interviewed backstage and Chuck Taylor’s all fired up and puts a chain on. Trent? wants to fight Penelope, but legally he can’t, so he challenges Jimmy Havoc and Kip Sabian to a tag team match and explains that he’s really quite angry right now despite sounding so mellow
KIP SABIAN W/PENELOPE FORD VS DUSTIN RHODES W/BRANDI RHODES:
Kip with a Snapmare into a Penalty Kick for a 2 count, Penelope chokes Dustin, she runs before Brandi could get involved, Kip goes after the knee, Kip smells blood & is going right after the knee, Dropkick for a 2 count, straight kick to the knee, Dustin tries a slam, but his knee gives out, Kip into a cover for a 2 count, Dustin avoids a Dropkick and jumps into a Jackknife pin for a 2 count, Kip with a Pop-Up Knee then a Lariat for a 2 count, Football Kick, he charges, but Dustin catches him with a Spinebuster, Rhodes Uppercut, Inverted Atomic Drop, Lonestar State of Mind, Snap Powerslam for a near fall, Kip with a Springboard Tornado DDT for a near fall, ground and pound, Aubrey pulls him off & warns him, Penelope in the ring, but Brandi cuts her off with a Bionic Spear, Dustin finishes Kip with a Destroyer for the win
WINNER: DUSTIN RHODES
Dustin advances to the semis, that’s the good news, the bad news his opponent is Archer