AEW Dynamite opens with the Young Bucks making their way to the ring as they prepare to face Evil Uno and Stu Grayson to kick off Tag Team Appreciation night.
But the Bucks are jumped by the other members of the Dark Order before the match, injuring the back of Matt Jackson, leaving him laid out on the ramp.
The Young Bucks defeat The Dark Order
The Dark Order dominate Nick on his own during the early stages, with the rest of the Dark Order preparing to throw him into the barricade on the outside. But Matt makes the save, hitting a huge dive off the ramp onto the three Dark Order members.
As Matt comes into the match, Evil Uno and Stu Grayson continue to work his injured back, throwing him into the apron and hitting him with suplexes.
Grayson gets Matt on his shoulders, but he escapes with a beautiful Poisionrana to get the hot tag to Nick Jackson.
The Bucks hit a standing moonsault/frog splash combination for a two, before Uno manages to get his feet to the ropes after Nick hits a Swanton.
Nick looks to hit Uno with a spear, but he catches him and counters it into a Brain Buster/540 kick combination, which Matt has to break up.
Grayson takes great exception to Matt breaking up the pin, mounting him and barraging him with punches before throwing him down the tunnel, ordering the Dark Order to block him from returning.
Grayson and Uno then get Nick up for the Fatality, but as Grayson comes off the top rope, Nick rolls him up to get the win.
As we return from the break, MJF makes his way to the ring for his second speech on his campaign to become AEW Champion. MJF says that today is the day that the fans will stop believing in Jon Moxley because he won’t show up. MJF says the reason Moxley won’t show up is because he’s afraid of change and afraid of MJF.
He goes on to say that he won’t lie down and counter the lights for Moxley before lying down and asking him if that makes him feel more comfortable. Moxley’s music then hits and MJF sends his staff to block off Moxley’s normal entrance.
Moxley comes out of the regular entrance tunnel and hits MJF with a Paradigm Shift before going backstage and getting a microphone.
The champion says that this doesn’t make them even after he almost cost him the title last week. He says that he will teach MJF a lesson in humility at All Out.
We are then shown a recap of Sammy Guevara throwing a chair into the face of Matt Hardy and busting him open last week.
Hardy confirms that he will be out of action for 10 days, allowing him to get revenge on Guevara at the next on Saturday 22nd. Hardy then attacks an official that he mistakes for Guevara, slamming his head into a metal door.
Scorpio Sky then makes his entrance ahead of his TNT Championship match against Cody. Sky kicks down a door placed around the tunnel, just as he promised to do in his promo on AEW Dark a few weeks ago.
Cody comes to the ring with the finally completed TNT Championship as well as every member of the Nightmare Family. Former WWE referee Mike Chioda is then revealed to be the official for this match in his AEW debut.
Cody retains TNT Championship against Scorpio Sky
Scorpio and Cody open the match on the mat before Cody runs the ropes. Sky dodges a cross body attempt from Cody which sends the champion to the outside.
Sky holds the ropes open for Cody, but walks away as the American Nightmare looks to accept the offer. Cody holds the ropes open for Sky just after, but the challenger ignores him and chooses to roll into the ring on the other side.
Throughout the match, Scorpio Sky works the injured ribs of Cody, throwing into the ropes, pulling them into the ring post and utilising an abdominal stretch. But Cody works the back of Sky, leaving him unable to lift the Cody for a suplex.
Cody then hits a superplex to Sky, but the challenger rolls through and gets Cody in a small package for a two.
Sky immediately gets him up for the TKO, but Cody counters into a Cross Rhodes which Scorpio Sky kicks out of.
The challenger then looks for a springboard cutter, but Cody pulls the rope away, causing him to miss before planting him with a second Cross Rhodes to retain.
After the match, Brodie Lee appears on the screen with the old TNT Championship, calling out Cody for a match at the next Dynamite.
Kenny Omega and Hangman Adam Page retain AEW Tag Team Championship against Jurassic Express
Kenny Omega overpowers Jungle Boy in the early stages, pushing him against the ropes before he is distracted by Marko Stunt. Omega slaps Stunt, continuing their feud that began with Omega attacking Stunt after a match a couple of weeks ago.
The distraction allows Jungle Boy back into the match, hitting Omega with a top rope arm drag and a drop kick.
As we return from the break, Omega and Page are controlling Jungle Boy with chops in the corner. Omega takes Jungle Boy to the top rope, but he escpaes and gets the tag to Luchasaurus who whipes out the tag team champions with kicks.
Omega retakes control, hitting Luchasaurus with a V-Trigger to the back and a Snap Dragon suplex, before going to the outside and hitting stunt with a Snap Dragon.
Page eventually hits a powerbomb to Jungle Boy before he and Omega combine to hit the Buckshot V-Trigger to retain the Tag Team Championships.
After the break, FTR and the Young Bucks are in the ring with Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express as part of tag team appreciation night.
Matt Jackson thanks the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express for innovating the style they use to this day and for inspiring them to become a tag team.
Dax Harwood says that he is a mark for Anderson, Blanchard and the Express and thanks them for making it possible for him to earn a living in professional wreslting.
Ricky Morton declares the Young Bucks the best team in the world whilst Arn says that it’s FTR.
Blanchard then gets on the microphone and says that the only thing that makes you the best team is having the gold to prove it, which neither team does. He then gets in an argument with Morton which leads to a brawl and Harwood seemingly tweaking his knee again.
But as the Young Bucks see Blanchard and Arn up the tunnel, Harwood hits Morton and Robert Gibson with his knee brace before FTR hit Morton with a spike Piledriver.
We then go backstage to Mike Chioda and Chris Jericho. Jericho tells Chioda that he knows what to do when the time is right if he wants a job.
Hikaru Shida defeats Heather Monroe
AEW Women’s Champion then comes to the ring to face a debuting Heather Monroe.
Monroe jumps Shida as the bell rings, overpowering her smaller competitor with strikes in the corner. Monroe whips Shida into the ropes, but the champion takes control with a running knee.
Shida looks for the Falcon Arrow, but Monroe counters it and rolls her up for a two count. Shida then locks in a submission to win the match.
Orange Cassidy defeats Chris Jericho
Orange Cassidy comes out of the gates flying at the start of the match, making Jericho back off into the corner with strikes.
Cassidy then hits a dive to Le Champion on the outside, with his hands in his pockets, before hitting a diving DDT in the ring for two.
Jericho takes control after he counters Cassidy’s Superman Punch into a big boot. Y2J then mocks Cassidy as he controls the match, hitting him with three delayed suplexes.
Cassidy gets to his feet and hits Jericho with his soft strikes. Jericho looks to hit Cassidy, but he ducks and hits him with a super kick and a clothesline.
The Best Friends member then starts to work the leg of Jericho, hitting him with Dragon Screws to wear it down.
Cassidy looks to hit him with a dive from the second rope, but Jericho catches him and locks in the Walls of Jericho. He manages to escape and locks in the Ankle lock, continuing to work Jericho’s leg.
Jericho escapes the Ankle lock before hitting Cassidy with a Code Breaker and going to get Floyd the Baseball Bat from the corner. He tells Chioda to look away as he does this. Chioda initially does, but he turns around and takes the bat from Jericho.
Cassidy takes advantage of the distraction, hitting Jericho with a Michinoku Driver and Orange Punch. But as both men are down, the Inner Circle and the Best Friends start to brawl at the top of the ramp.
Referee Chioda is distracted, allowing Hager to sneak into the ring and attack Cassidy, but this only gets a two.
Cassidy utilises the work that he has done on the leg of Jericho, managing to roll him up with the mouse trap to win the match.