No fluff, just the facts and falls. Here’s what went down on AEW Dynamite, November 9th, 2023, without anything superfluous. Well, except that word…
Broadcast live from Moda Center, Portland, Oregon, USA
Tony Schiavone kicked off the show, interviewing AEW World Champion MJF. Max spoke about Jay White before receiving a video call from Adam Cole. Cole warned Max about trying to take care of things alone and suggested he align with Samoa Joe. Daniel Garcia interrupted and MJF asked whether he was getting the sports entertainer or the pro wrestler. Garcia said, adamantly, that he was getting the pro wrestler. Roderick Strong wheeled up and MJF left. Roddy looked to camera and declared it was time to remind everyone who the hell he was.
MJF retained the AEW World Championship against Daniel Garcia
Garcia, accompanied by Matt Menard and Angelo Parker, locked MJF in the Dragon Tamer but got cocky and tried to dance while the hold was locked in. MJF countered into the Salt of the Earth Armbar on the arm he’d been working on all match and Garcia was forced to tap out. MJF called for a handshake after the match but Daniel Garcia was prevented by Menard and Parker.
Darby Allin and Sting defeated The Outrunners in tag team action
The Outrunners dominated Darby Allin but momentum shifted when Sting tagged in. The Icon picked up the win for his team by submission, using the Scorpion Death Lock.
Tony Schiavone interviews Toni Storm and Hikaru Shida in black and white. The pair signed the contract for their match for the AEW Women’s World Championship at Full Gear.
Swerve Strickland defeated Penta el Zero Miedo (13:22)
In a competitive matchup, Swerve, accompanied by Prince Nana, put away Penta, accompanied by Alex Abrahantes, combined a Death Valley Driver, an arm breaker and a Double Stomp from the top rope for the win. The pair fought in and out of the ring in what really was a spectacular battle between the two. Strickland tried to continue the assault after the match but he was disturbed by Hangman Adam Page.
Backstage, we hear from Jay White and Bullet Club Gold. White insults MJF’s insecurities and encourages him to sit back and watch his main event match with Mark Briscoe. A promo for the Don Callis Family cross promotes the newest Like a Dragon game and hypes their match with Kenny Omega, Chris Jericho, Paul Wight and Kota Ibushi on next week’s Dynamite. Omega and Jericho are interviewed by Renee Paquette. They’re interrupted by The Young Bucks who display their bitterness towards his Elite teammates. The Bucks challenge Kenny and Chris to a tag team match at Full Gear. Jericho accepts on the stipulation that, if they win, The Golden Jets get the Bucks tag title shot, which is countered with the stipulation that, if The Young Bucks win, Jericho and Omega will stop teaming together.
Samoa Joe retained the ROH World Television Championship against ‘Limitless’ Keith Lee
The live crowd in Portland relished this battle of meat as Samoa Joe defended his historic 574 day ROH TV Title reign. After a back and forth battle, Keith Lee fell victim to the Coquina Clutch and the referee stopped the match. After the match, Samoa Joe put himself over and vacated the ROH World Television Championship and, once again, declared his intentions for the AEW World Championship. Wow.
Justified “Meat!” + “Meat Forever!” chants for the King of Television, all-time longest reigning ROH World TV Champion @SamoaJoe defending the title in a great match vs @RealKeithLee right NOW on Wednesday Night #AEWDynamite!
Thank you all watching AEW on @TBSNetwork tonight!Tony Khan via Twitter/X
Orange Cassidy spoke backstage, describing feeling incomplete and his need to defeat Jon Moxley for the AEW International Championship.
The Gunns defeated The Bollywood Boyz
In the AEW debut of The Bollywood Boyz, they fell in under a minute to The Gunns, accompanied by Juice Robinson and Cardblade. After the match, Bullet Club once again talked down the AEW Champion, MJF on the mic and declared their intentions for the ROH World Tag Team Championships on the Full Gear Zero Hour.
Backstage, Jon Moxley responds to Orange Cassidy, explaining that words have consequences and that Mox will be making an example of Orange Cassidy.
Julia Hart defeated Red Velvet in her return to action
Red Velvet returned to the ring after her knee injury. Julia Hart pinned Red Velvet after a Moonsault. Hart locked in her Hartless submission on Red Velvet, prompting Skye Blue to march to the ring. The two faced off in the middle of the ring until Kris Statlander and Willow Nightingale came to the ring. Statlander and Skye stared each other out as Julia Hart retreated.
Mariah May, making her AEW debut, was interviewed by RJ City. Mariah gushed about Toni Storm and kissed RJ, for some reason.
‘Switchblade’ Jay White defeated Mark Briscoe in the main event
Accompanied by the other members of the Bang Bang Gang, Jay White put away Mark Briscoe on the road to his AEW World Championship match at Full Gear. Briscoe went hold for hold with White and showed that he really belongs in the singles division with main event guys. Switchblade put away a game Briscoe with the Blade Runner.
After the match, MJF’s music hit and the AEW Champion surprised Bullet Club Gold from behind. Max set up with the Dynamite Diamond Ring to nail White between the eyes but he escaped. MJF closed out Dynamite declaring that he wasn’t only fighting for himself at Full Gear but Adam Cole and the fans, too, and that Jay White would have to kill him to defeat him. The lights went out to show a backstage assault on the video screen. The Devil’s masked henchmen laid out The Acclaimed and Billy Gunn and launched Anthony Bowens through a glass window. Samoa Joe joked that MJF is running out of friends as Dynamite went off the air.
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