AEW: Dynamite Results - January 12 2022
Returns, debuts, and everything in between
AEW were in Raleigh, North Carolina, for the second edition of Dynamite on TBS, in a night filled with surprises.
Fresh from defeating Bryan Danielson, Hangman Page declared he needed more wins to his name now that he has the AEW World Championship. Before the champ could really get going though, he was interrupted by Dan Lambert, who put over Page, but criticised him for cheapening the legendary cowboy gimmick. Page fired back telling Lambert he lives this, as Lance Archer made his return to AEW. A frightened Lambert ran from ‘The Murderhawk Monster’ but when it looked like Archer was going to strike he changed course, and crushed Page with a Blackout through a chair.
No matter who comes out on top, it seems like Adam Cole will be waiting in the weeks, as the undefeated Cole opened Dynamite talking about how he and ‘the boys’ are going to have a great 2022. The boys in question though, seemed to be Cole and ReDragon, leading an exasperated Young Bucks to arrive and ask what is going on. Both The Bucks and ReDragon stated they are after the AEW World Tag Team Championships, as Cole tried to calm things, by saying they are the greatest faction in AEW history. Best Friends came out for a fight, but were out matched and outclassed. Kris Statlander squared off with Cole, as Britt Baker came out to make the save, with Cole and Baker sharing a kiss.
In the biggest match of his career, Wardlow took on CM Punk, and after delivering a plethora of powerbombs, ‘Mr. Mayhem’ looked like he was about to do the unthinkable and deliver Punk his first loss in AEW. However, MJF wanted Punk to suffer more, first demanding a powerbomb through the timekeeper’s table, then more powerbombs in the ring. However, MJF’s meddling gave Punk an opening, and the ‘Second City Saint’ got a quick roll-up for the win. MJF berated Wardlow afterwards, and the big man looked ready to snap before Shawn Spears calmed everyone down. Spears will take on Punk next week.
Hikaru Shida and Serena Deeb looked to settle things once and for all, but as Shida made her way to the ring she was ambushed and assaulted by Deeb, who targeted the former AEW Women’s Champion’s left knee. Deeb was relentless, taking the assault to the ring, where somehow the ref agreed to starts the bout. It didn’t last long however, with the ref calling for the bell as Shida was in no fit state. Deeb wanted more though, and battered Shida with a kendo stick until she was hauled off her by trainers and referees.
After defeating Matt Hardy, Penta sent a message to Malakai Black, vowing to show him respect. Cue Black himself who appeared in ring as the lights flickered, beating down Alex Abrahantes and Penta, only for Varsity Blonds to make the save. As the three beat Black down, Julia Hart was telling them they’d gone too far, as Black lay on the mat laughing. The lights went out once more, and when they came back Brody King was standing in the middle of the ring, before laying waste to everything in sight. The Kings of the Black Throne have arrived, The House of Black is now two-deep.
Eddie Kingston interrupted Inner Circle, telling Proud & Powerful that the reason they haven’t landed AEW tag gold yet is because of Chris Jericho. Jericho told Kingston ‘GFY’, and warned him to stay out of his way during Sammy Guevara’s main event title defence against Daniel Garcia.
In the main event, Guevara and Garcia threw everything at one another, with ‘Red Death’ and ‘The Spanish God’ having great chemistry together. With the interim TNT Championship on the line, both men had everything to gain, with Garcia coming close to a win on several occasions. Eventually Sammy prevailed, taking out an advancing 2point0 before nailing GTH for the win.
Chris Jericho and Eddie Kingston then helped Guevara hold off 2point0 and Garcia, with Jericho and Kingston continuing to bicker as Dynamite went off the air.
Dante Martin overcame Powerhouse Hobbs, with Jay Lethal coming to his aid when it looked like Team Taz had the numbers advantage.
The Acclaimed defeated Bear Country, then received a beating from Sting and Darby Allin.
John Silver and Alex Reynolds stepped up to the plate and will take on AEW World Tag Team Champions Jurassic Express on Rampage.
A blinded PAC cut a promo surrounded by tarot cards and candles. But is going to enact revenge on The House of Black, or join them?
- CM Punk def. Wardlow
- Dante Martin def. Powerhouse Hobbs
- Serena Deeb def. Hikaru Shida
- Penta El Zero M def. Matt Hardy
- The Acclaimed def. Bear Country
- Sammy Guevara (c) def. Daniel Garcia - Interim TNT Championship