AEW Dynamite live results: Darby Allin vs. Sammy Guevara

The Four Pillars tournament to determine MJF's next challenger continues on AEW Dynamite. 

Sammy Guevara will face Darby Allin in the Pillars tournament tonight to decide MJF's opponent at Double or Nothing next month. 

Jade Cargill is set to defend the TBS Championship against Taya Valkyrie in a match where Valkyrie is banned from using her Road to Valhalla finisher. 

Bandido returns to AEW on tonight's episode, challenging Orange Cassidy for the AEW International Championship. 

Kenny Omega and Konosuke Takeshita will team against The Butcher and The Blade. 

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FTR's Dax Harwood will face Jeff Jarrett in singles competition. 

Adam Cole will speak on the program, one week after he was handcuffed to the ropes while The Outcasts attacked Britt Baker. 

A promo from TNT Champion Wardlow and his manager Arn Anderson has been announced. 

Tony Khan will also speak on the show. 

Our live coverage begins at 8 p.m. Eastern time. 


AEW Dynamite comes on the air with Excalibur welcoming us alongside Tony Schiavone and Taz, as we get right to our first title match of the evening.

Orange Cassidy defeated Bandido to retain the AEW International Title

(This was a fantastic twentieth title defense for Cassidy, as Bandido proved to be one of the toughest tests to date. At one point, Bandido countered the Mouse Trap, something commentary said hadn’t been done before, which could be due to the training Bandido did with Skayde. I was really thinking we’d get a title change here, but it wasn’t meant to be, as Cassidy’s incredibly entertaining title reign continues.)

With how often Cassidy has been defending his International Title, commentary talked about how Cassidy might be burning the candle at both ends. We got some Cassidy lucha to start, which consisted solely of a half hearted cartwheel, as that led to a fast stalemate before Cassidy holstered the finger guns of Bandido. Mind games by Cassidy continued, as he faked a dive, but opted to pose. Cassidy fired off a series of moves with his hands in his pockets, but Bandido caught a dive and dropped Cassidy on the barricade. Bandido connected with a spinebuster and Stretch Muffler until Cassidy got free, was sent to the floor and wiped out by a Bandido tope.

Bandido controlled the action during commercial until Cassidy countered a delayed vertical suplex into Stundog Millionaire. Cassidy tried his little chops, which led to driving Bandido repeatedly into the corner buckle. Cassidy hit a top rope cross body and Michinoku Driver for a near fall. Cassidy connected on a dive, but was cut off in the ropes to follow up. Bandido delivered an impressive one arm suplex from the apron back into the ring, as he dropped Cassidy with a pop up cutter for two. Cassidy avoided X Marks the Spot, tried a cross body off the top, was caught and pressed in the air one handed by Bandido, who followed up with a Frog Splash for a close two. Bandido countered the Mouse Trap, but Cassidy responded with a counter to the pop up cutter with an Orange Punch in mid air. Beach Break followed and Cassidy got the victory. Post match, Bandido handed the International Title to Cassidy, who put his sunglasses on the challenger and posed for the crowd.

-Renee Paquette is backstage with Adam Cole, who said tonight he will call out Chris Jericho and if Jericho doesn’t come out, he’ll find him. Orange Cassidy & Bandido walked in and asked what Paquette was talking about, she told him and they both said “oh” and walked off.


-Renee Paquette is backstage with Darby Allin and Jungle Boy Jack Perry, as Allin asks to squash whatever bad blood is between them. Allin said if he had known MJF would get involved last week, he would’ve been ringside and not in the rafters. Allin said MJF will probably do it again tonight, so asks if Perry would have his back. Perry said it would’ve been nice if it was him & Allin, who said he would’ve beaten Perry again. Both men smirked and shook hands, as Allin went to prepare for his Pillar Tournament Final.

Jeff Jarrett defeated Dax Harwood

(I really enjoyed this match, as it was filled with counters and back and forth action. It wouldn’t be a Jarrett match without some sort of wonky interference to end things. Jarrett & Lethal definitely seem to be future challengers for FTR’s Tag Team titles.)

Multiple officials came out during Jarrett’s entrance and escorted Sonjay Dutt, Jay Lethal & Satnam Singh to the back, as this is a one on one contest. A great opening sequence of chain wrestling led to Harwood cutting Jarrett off the first two tries of the Fargo Strut, but the third was successful. Jarrett connected with nice right hands, but whenever he’d turn his back to Harwood, he’d eat a stiff chop in return. Jarrett fought out of a superplex attempt and sent Harwood into the buckle chest first like he was Bret Hart. Jarrett dropped a leg on Harwood in the ropes to lead to another Fargo Strut.

Both men traded jabs until Jarrett tried the Figure Four, while Harwood tried a Sharpshooter. Both fought free and Harwood connected with a top rope headbutt for two. A nice series of counters led to Harwood driving Jarrett with a piledriver for another near fall. Jarrett bailed outside, but Harwood battled him around ringside. Jarrett avoided a top rope dropkick, as he catapulted Harwood into the corner. Harwood countered a Figure Four into an inside cradle for the closest two of the contest. Harwood tried to suplex Jarrett inside from the apron, but Sonjay Dutt appeared, hooked the leg, but Harwood kicked out. The chase was on, as Harwood ran after Dutt, but ran right into The Stroke by Jarrett, who stole the pin. Dutt handed Jarrett an AEW Tag Team Title, who celebrated with it.

-Tony Khan is backstage who announced the Owen Hart Cup Opening Ceremonies will take place at Double or Nothing. The tournament will take place in Canada, also at Forbidden Door, with the finals taking place in Hart’s hometown of Calgary on July 15th.

Wardlow (w/Arn Anderson) defeated his opponent

One headbutt, roundhouse lariat and powerbomb symphony won it for Wardlow. This happened so quickly, not even Excalibur, who knows everyone, told us his opponent’s name. Post match, Anderson told the fallen opponent to take an ice bath and drink a twelve pack. Anderson said with the NFL Draft happening tomorrow, that’s where draft picks become dynasties and that’s what Wardlow is for AEW, a future dynasty. Anderson said Wardlow is going to have to fight dirty occasionally, but was then interrupted by Christian Cage, who walked out with Luchasaurus. Cage acted like he was going to get in the ring, but backed down with Wardlow & Luchasaurus locking eyes similar to last week.

-Renee Paquette is backstage with Sammy Guevara, as she is immediately interrupted by MJF. Both Guevara & MJF kissed each other’s foreheads, laughed saying they don’t care what people think about them joining forces. Guevara said he has a fat paycheck and presented MJF with a matching leather vest, while MJF gave Guevara a Burberry scarf. They hugged again as “best friends” as the Pillar Tournament Final is next.


-RJ City was backstage to tell us about how tonight Kenny Omega is teaming with Konosuke Takeshita for the first time when he was attacked by the Blackpool Combat Club. Jon Moxley said tonight they have some scars to leave. Taz was over the moon that poor RJ was beat up.

Sammy Guevara defeated Darby Allin via disqualification to win the Four Pillars Tournament Final

(This was the action packed battle you’d expect from these two. They played into the story of MJF helping steal another win for Guevara well while also continuing the story of bad blood between Allin & Perry from earlier in the night. The stage is set for next week where we find out if Double or Nothing will be a singles match or four way.)

MJF joined commentary with a big jar of Kaylin & Kaylin pickles he was chomping on, that became a theme, as he was promoting the hell out of them. The story in the early going was Allin attempting to ground Guevara and prevent the high flying. Guevara did connect with a dropkick and kip up, as a rope break off a Scorpion Death Lock allowed Guevara to hit a pump knee sending Allin outside. Allin wanted a German suplex off the apron, but Guevara took the ref, mule kicked Allin low and connected with a massive moonsault to the floor. Allin was busted open over his eyebrow in the process.

Guevara hit a huge Frog Splash and wanted Three Amigos, but Allin countered on the third suplex into a Scorpion Death Drop. Allin tried a dive to the floor, but Guevara countered with a cutter in mid air. Guevara set up a table ringside, but Allin battled back with chops, setting Guevara up on the table. Tay Melo ran out from the back to distract Allin, who was on the top rope, allowing Guevara to hit a Spanish Fly for two. With Allin now on the table, Guevara hit a spectacular 630 senton off the top to the floor. Allin narrowly beat the count, as a furious MJF marched to the ring. Guevara missed a splash and ate an Allin shotgun dropkick. Melo again took the ref, as MJF tossed Allin’s skateboard to him, as Guevara flopped. Referee Paul Turner saw Allin with the weapon and disqualified him. MJF & Guevara celebrated with the title match graphic for Double or Nothing shown on the screen.

Tony Schiavone said that Tony Khan was talking to him in his headset, as Jungle Boy Jack Perry ran to the ring with a chair to chase off MJF & Guevara. Perry went to help Allin, who yelled at Perry for not being there in the match. MJF ran down both men until Schiavone got on the mic, called MJF a prick and said Tony Khan made it official that Guevara won tonight. However, next week on Dynamite, there will be a tag team match with MJF & Guevara vs. Perry & Allin. If MJF & Guevara win, it will remain a singles match with them at Double or Nothing. If Perry & Allin win, it will be a Pillars Four Way for the AEW Title.


-Renee Paquette tried to get a word with MJF & Sammy Guevara, who were screaming at the injustice from Tony Khan during his AEW World Title reign. MJF was about to get into an awaiting car, as Guevara tried to join, but MJF said it was all full and drove off despite having more than enough space for his “best friend”.

Adam Cole addresses Chris Jericho

Cole demanded Jericho come out from the back, as he said what they did to Britt Baker last week was unforgiveable. Cole was about to go find Jericho, who appeared on the big screen. Jericho said he doesn’t want to be anywhere near a coward like Cole, so he’s sending his guys out to get him. Daniel Garcia, Matt Menard, Angelo Parker & Jake Hager hit the ring to put a beating on Cole when Orange Cassidy & Bandido ran in to help out. The numbers were still too much, until Killswitch Engage's “End of Heartache” played and the debuting Roderick Strong ran out from the back to clean house with backbreakers aplenty. The Jericho Appreciation Society bailed, as Strong & Cole hugged with the former Undisputed Era members reuniting in AEW.

-An edition of QTV is shown, as QT Marshall is trying to explain to his crew what happened last week when Powerhouse Hobbs stormed in furious. Hobbs demanded Marshall fix it, as he kept telling Hobbs his word is his bond and they need to go to Plan B.

TBS Champion Jade Cargill (w/Mark Sterling & Leila Grey) defeated Taya Valkyrie to retain the TBS Title

(Well, the stipulation really put Valkyrie at a disadvantage, but the finish made her look ridiculous. For someone who has wrestled as long as Valkyrie, she looked clueless when she realized she couldn’t use her finisher at the end of this match. I have no idea if we are getting a rematch or if Valkyrie is going to be the one to ultimately defeat Cargill, but tonight really didn't make me want to see that happen unfortunately.)

The stipulation here is if Valkyrie uses her Road to Valhalla finisher, she will be disqualified. Cargill pie faced Valkyrie, who in return slapped the taste out of Cargill, mounting her with strikes. Valkyrie was going to try her finish, but realized she couldn’t and that delay allowed Cargill to take control. Cargill tried to skin the cat, but was booted to the floor. Valkyrie tried a boot on the apron, but her leg was pulled out and she did the splits, as Cargill clobbered her with a forearm.

Cargill was in control the entire break until Valkyrie battled back with a Blue Thunder Bomb for two. Cargill avoided a charging Valkyrie in the corner, set her up in the ropes and connected with a superplex off the top. Cargill followed with an impressive Destroyer for a near fall. Valkyrie avoided Jaded with a double stomp to the midsection, as she again went for Road to Valhalla out of instinct. Valkyrie just let Cargill go and stood there not knowing what to do, which allowed Cargill to get a roll up with the tights for the win. Post match, a frustrated Valkyrie attacked Cargill & company, was pulled off and nearly gave Aubrey Edwards her finisher, but let go.

-Britt Baker & Jamie Hayter are backstage with Hayter wearing a sling and Baker sporting a shiner on her eye. Baker ran down the actions of Saraya & The Outcasts, while Hayter talked about Toni Storm injuring her shoulder and declares war. The only way this will be over is if they send Baker & herself to the morgue.


Kenny Omega & Konosuke Takeshita (w/Don Callis) defeated The Butcher & The Blade (w/Kip Sabian & Penelope Ford)

(An entertaining main event, with Omega & Takeshita clicking very well as a duo and Butcher & Blade great opponents to show that off. Post match was the bigger story here with Danielson trying to persuade Takeshita in joining the BCC. When he refused, the gloves were off and Takeshtia became the next victim on the BCC war path.)

Bryan Danielson joined commentary before the break and called Takeshita ungrateful for everything Danielson had done for him, as he apparently wants to associate with amateurs. Blade really took it to Takeshtia out the gate with strikes until Takeshita starched him with a stiff punch and dropkick. We got fast tags between Takeshita & Omega, who hit You Can’t Escape into a Takeshita senton for two on the Blade. Omega teased a Terminator Dive, but was tripped up by Sabian, as Ford shielded her husband to allow Butcher to wipe out Omega on the floor. Sabian was able to get in a shot, as Butcher & Blade kept Omega isolated during picture in picture.

Omega was able to plant Blade with a Kotaro Crusher, as Takeshita made the hot tag, ran wild, dropping Butcher with a Takeshita-line and multiple Helluva Kicks. Takeshita connected with a brainbuster on the Butcher, but The Blade broke things up to allow a stunner/lariat combination. Butcher & Blade tried to Drag the Lake, as Omega prevented it, leading to Takeshtia dropping Butcher with a Blue Thunder Bomb for two. Takeshita hit a jumping knee on Blade, while Omega followed with a Snap Dragon and dive to the floor onto Sabian & Blade. Takeshita hit the charging knee strike on Butcher to get the victory.

Post match, Bryan Danielson was on the stage saying a professional got the pin, while an amateur looked exhausted. If Takeshita trained with the BCC, he’d be a star, but he chose to side with The Elite, who have guys like Brandon Cutler & Michael Nakazawa. The BCC attacked Omega & Takeshita from behind, as Danielson told them to finish the job on Omega from last week. The Young Bucks ran out from the back and dished out superkicks to all the BCC, as Bryan Danielson was telling Takeshita to get in the ring and save Moxley. Takeshita seemed conflicted and stopped Omega from using the screwdriver on Moxley. The BCC broke things up and tried to stand tall with Takeshita, who refused. Yuta hit a low blow and Danielson said he made his choice, so Moxley charged and used the screwdriver on Takeshita to end the show, leaving him bleeding.

AEW Rampage 4/28/23

· Ricky Starks & Shawn Spears take on Switchblade Jay White & Juice Robinson

· Dustin Rhodes & Keith Lee in tag team action

· Anna Jay A.S. vs. Ashley D’Amboise

· Cash Wheeler battles Jay Lethal

· The Acclaimed address the people

· We hear from The Outcasts

AEW Dynamite 5/3/23

· MJF & Sammy Guevara take on Darby Allin & Jack Perry

· Orange Cassidy, Adam Cole, Bandido & Roderick Strong vs. Daniel Garcia, Matt Menard, Angelo Parker & Jake Hager