It's Wednesday night, and you know what that means ...
All Elite Wrestling returns to the UNO At Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana, as Championship Week kicks off with AEW Dynamite on TBS.
On tap for tonight's show is Jurassic Express vs. reDRagon for the AEW World Tag-Team titles, Minoru Suzuki vs. Samoa Joe for the ROH TV title, as well as an AEW Trios bout pitting the Jericho Appreciation Society vs. Eddie Kingston, Santana & Ortiz.
Additionally, the weekly installment of the two-hour AEW on TBS program this evening will feature CM Punk vs. Penta El Zero Miedo, MJF vs. "Captain" Shawn Dean, Keith Lee & Shane "Swerve" Strickland vs. Ricky Starks & Powerhouse Hobbs, as well as Marina Shafir vs. Skye Blue.
Featured below are complete AEW Dynamite results from Wednesday, April 13, 2022.
AEW DYNAMITE RESULTS (4/13/2022)
Jim Ross kicks off this week's show with his usual catchphrase and then we shoot inside the arena to get the program underway.
CM Punk vs. Penta El Zero Miedo
We immediately head to the ring for our opening contest, as CM Punk's theme hits and he makes his way out, as does his opponent, Penta El Zero Miedo.
The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with our opening contest. The fans are supporting both guys, and haven't made one a heel by default -- yet.
Punk and Penta begin wildly exchanging vicious chops back-and-forth for what seemed like forever. The fans dug that spot and let it be known with a loud "AEW! AEW!" chant.
We see some back-and-forth action and then we head to a mid-match commercial break. When we return from the break, Punk and Penta start to amp up the intensity and speed in their exchanges.
As the bout continues, we see some near falls mixed in as these two start looking for ways to finish the other. Eventually, Punk connects with his GTS finisher and scores the pin fall victory. The fans exploded for the finish. Great match to kick off this week's show.
Winner: CM Punk
Eddie Kingston, Santana & Ortiz Surprise J.A.S.
We shoot to a pre-taped "earlier today" segment, which shows the Jericho Appreciation Society, minus two of their members, making their way to their private jet for their trip to Louisiana for tonight's show.
As we hear Chris Jericho talking arrogantly, we see a car pull up behind them and out through the window pops Eddie Kingston. He reminds Jericho that their beef is "on sight" before tossing out the two missing J.A.S. members -- shoe-less.
Before he pulls off, he tells J.A.S. that he, Santana and Ortiz will see them later tonight.
AEW World Tag-Team Championships
Jurassic Express (c) vs. reDRagon
We hear the theme for reDRagon and out comes the duo of Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish. The duo settles inside the ring and their music dies down.
Out next are the reigning, defending champions -- Jurassic Express. Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus make their way down to the ring for this title contest. They settle inside the squared circle and their music dies down as well.
The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with this one. We see the champs pull off to a quick offensive lead, however it isn't long before O'Reilly and Fish begin dominating the offense. They take it to Luchasaurus, working over his leg. They utilize quick, frequent tags and implement a game plan that sees them keeping the big man grounded.
A big knee from Luchasaurus ends up slowing down O'Reilly. He then tags in Jungle Boy. Jungle Boy takes out Fish and then O'Reilly, before hitting the ropes and connecting with a tope suicida. He re-enters the ring and does a second one.
He goes back into the ring a third time for a third one, but decides against it. Instead, Luchasaurus hits a moonsault off the ring apron to take out the challengers and then Jungle Boy follows up with a flipping splash from the ring to the floor.
Some illegal double-team offense helps reDRagon return to the offensive driver's seat, just as we head to a mid-match commercial break.
When we return from the break, we see reDRagon still in control of the action. This doesn't last for long, however, as Luchasaurus ends up tagging in and dominating both guys by himself.
He does his corner to corner splash spot over-and-over again before connecting with a tailspin and a double chokeslam for a close near fall. reDRagon fights back into the lead and hits a crazy falcon arrow spot off the ropes for a close near fall of their own.
The fans give this a standing ovation afterwards and then the action continues with O'Reilly taking it to Luchasaurus. He ends up walking into a super kick from Jungle Boy. Fish hits Jungle Boy with some offense but walks into a DDT.
Finally, Luchasaurus feeds him to Jungle Boy and their Jurassic Express finisher once again gives them a "W." The popular duo retain their titles with a hard-fought, well-deserved victory.
Once the match ends, we see reDRagon look to continue things as they attack the champs from behind until finally FTR comes out. They exit the ring and head to the back, stopping for a face-off with FTR in the aisle before passing through the curtain.
Winners and STILL AEW World Tag-Team Championships: Jurassic Express
MJF vs. "Captain" Shawn Dean
After quick backstage interview segments with Jon Moxley and Bryan Danielson about their next Blackpool Fight Club showdown against The Gunn Club, as well as one featuring Toni Storm and Jamie Hayter hyping their involvement in the Owen Hart Foundation Women's Tournament, we head back to the ring.
Our third match of the evening is about to get underway now. We see MJF make his way to the ring accompanied by Shawn Spears. Already in the ring is MJF's opponent, "Captain" Shawn Dean.
The bell sounds and we're off-and-running. We see MJF jump off to a good start. He beats down Dean and then takes the action out to the floor. Once on the floor, we see MJF standing near the guard rail where out of nowhere, Wardlow appears behind him.
MJF begins running away and eventually this leads to Shawn Dean picking up yet another shocking upset victory. Once the match ends, we see a camera showing Wardlow being ejected backstage while out of his mind with rage. This saves Shawn Dean from a sneak attack by MJF.
Winner: "Captain" Shawn Dean
Darby Allin Wants Coffin Match With Andrade El Idolo
We see Darby Allin in one of his trademark black-and-white vignettes where he addresses his rivalry with Andrade El Idolo. He calls for them to settle their differences in a coffin match.
J.A.S. vs. Eddie Kingston, Santana & Ortiz
It's time for an AEW Trios match, as we hear the sweet sounds of the single "Judas in my Mind," which, of course, is performed by none other than the Chris Jericho-led Fozzy.
With that said, the Jericho Appreciation Society makes their way to the ring. The music dies down and then the theme for Eddie Kingston hits. "The Mad King" emerges along with Santana & Ortiz wearing their "Dead Presidents" inspired war paint.
The bell sounds and we're underway with this three-on-three contest. After some early back-and-forth action, which was wild in nature as you'd expect, we head to a mid-match commercial break.
When we return from the break, we see Kingston, Santana & Ortiz nearly finishing off the J.A.S. on a few occasions. Santana nearly scored the pin after an Eddie Guerrero frog-splash tribute spot off the top.
After some interference, we see Daniel Garcia steal the win by securing the pin on Kingston. As soon as the bell sounded to declare the J.A.S. the winners, Jericho hits the ring and immediately starts blasting Kingston with cheap shots.
The entire J.A.S., all five members, end up in the ring putting a hurting on Kingston. They eventually bring Santana & Ortiz in to give them a beat down as well.
MJF Putting His Contracted Client To Work
We see Alex Marvez backstage with MJF. Marvez bring up "Captain" Shawn Dean picking up another upset victory tonight with his win over MJF and chuckles in doing so. This sets MJF off who asks if he thinks it's funny.
He asks if the fans watching think it's funny and then asks if they think this is funny -- he points out that he still has the contract over Wardlow and declares no more free rides and fun times showing up to arenas.
He says he is going to put Wardlow to work and reveals that he will be squaring off against The Butcher. The Butcher appears and makes a scary face into the camera to end the segment.
Marina Shafir vs. Skye Blue
Once the MJF segment wraps up, we head back inside the arena where Marina Shafir's theme hits to bring her down to the ring for our next match of the evening.
Already in the ring is her opponent, Skye Blue, who is ready to rock and roll. The bell sounds and this one gets off-and-running. Shafir immediately establishes the early offensive dominance.
As Shafir puts it on Blue with relative ease here in the early goings, we see a backstage shot of the TBS Women's Champion Jade Cargill watching on from a monitor. The commentators remind us of their upcoming title showdown.
We see Shafir continue to beat down Blue in what is absolutely a one-sided squash match designed to get Shafir over for her title bout against the aforementioned Cargill, until she ultimately locks in a triangle on the ground for the submission victory.
Winner: Marina Shafir
Scorpio Sky Vows To Grow His Title Streak
We head to another commercial break after the Shafir-Blue match. When we return, we see Dan Lambert, "All Ego" Ethan Page and TNT Champion Scorpio Sky standing together backstage.
They talk briefly and then Sky announces that he will be defending his title against Sammy Guevara at the upcoming second installment of the AEW Battle of the Belts series.
Sky ensures everyone watching that the title will not change hands and that the only thing that will change is his title streak -- when it grows by one when he defeats "The Spanish God" at the special event.
Ricky Starks & Powerhouse Hobbs vs. Shane "Swerve" Strickland & Keith Lee
We return inside the arena after the backstage segment with The Men of the Year. The theme for Ricky Starks hits and the crowd nearly pops the roof off the building as the New Orleans native from Team Taz makes his way to the ring.
He gets emotional as he soaks in the love from his hometown fans while Excalibur informs the viewing audience of his background in the city and ties to Hurricane Katrina. Also in the ring is his partner, Powerhouse Hobbs.
Now the theme for Shane "Swerve" Strickland hits and out he comes, as does Keith Lee, for this advertised tag-team showdown. The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with this one.
Starks and Strickland get after it from the word "go," with the FTW Champion and Team Taz member putting it on the man who claims every building he enters as his legal residence. Who's house is it?!
We see Starks stop briefly to soak in the love from the crowd as he continues to handle Strickland, however this ends up ultimately backfiring on him because it gives "Swerve" just enough time to recover. He gets in some offense and then tags in the powerful Keith Lee.
Lee takes it to Starks and then Strickland locks Starks' arms behind him so Lee can give him a wide-open super-chop across the chest. The smack echos throughout the arena and then Lee continues to go to work on him.
The fans start to chant for Starks as he continues to get beat down by Lee and Strickland, the latter of which hits a crazy top-rope high spot just before we head to a mid-match commercial break while the action in this tag bout continues.
We see some more one-sided action and then Starks makes a big comeback, hitting a running Canadian destroyer for a close near fall. The crowd went ballistic as he nearly picked up the win there. Soon after, with an assist from Taz, we do see Starks and Hobbs pick up the "W."
Winners: Ricky Starks & Powerhouse Hobbs
Thunder Rosa Handling Nyla Rose ... Like A Piece Of Cake
We shoot backstage after the match where we see Tony Schiavone standing by with AEW Women's Champion Thunder Rosa. She talks a bit about her upcoming title defense against Nyla Rose at the AEW Battle of the Belts special event this coming Saturday night.
When she finishes up, we see Nyla Rose and Vickie Guerrero enter the camera shot. Nyla is holding a cake and she taunts Rose, telling her it's to celebrate the shortest AEW Women's title reign in history.
Rosa gets upset and ends up attacking the duo, smashing the cake in the face of Rose. The two brawl until security breaks them up. The commentators finish running down the lineups for next week's programming and then we head to another commercial break.
ROH TV Championship
Minoru Suzuki (c) vs. Samoa Joe
We return from the break to a well-put-together video package to promote the AEW World Championship showdown between "Hangman" Adam Page and Adam Cole. The match takes place this Saturday at the AEW Battle of the Belts II special event.
From there, we head back inside the arena where Samoa Joe's theme hits. The wrestling veteran makes his way down to the ring for our main event of the evening, which will feature an ROH championship on-the-line.
He settles in the ring and his music dies down. Now the theme for the title holder, ROH TV Champion Minoru Suzuki, hits. The Japanese legend makes his way to the ring and settles inside as his theme fades.
The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with this one, which gets off to a hot start as Joe and Suzuki trade back-and-forth chops for what seems like an eternity, stopping to let their chests recover enough to go at it again, as well as to let the crowd react.
Finally they mix in some additional offense, with Suzuki jumping into a flying armbar on Joe. He ends up hanging over the top-rope while still holding onto the submission attempt. He finally lets go and we head to a mid-match commercial break as the action continues.
We return from the break to see Joe fighting from underneath, with the crowd cheering him on as he makes his big offensive comeback. He ends up taking over the lead and scores the victory to become the new ROH TV Champion.
Winner and NEW ROH TV Champion: Samoa Joe
Satnam Singh & Jay Lethal Beat Down Samoa Joe
Once the match wraps up, we see a giant man in a suit hit the ring to attack the new ROH TV Champion, as former basketball player Satnam Singh beats down Samoa Joe.
Jay Lethal joins in and they tear Joe apart to end this week's show. They stand tall as the broadcast goes off the air. Thanks for joining us!.
#AEWDynamite TONIGHT 8/7c on TBS
-ROH TV World Title Suzuki v @SamoaJoe
-@CMPunk v Penta
-AEW World Tag Title @boy_myth_legend/@luchasaurus v #reDRagon
-@MarinaShafir v Skye Blue
-MJF v Shawn Dean
-Swerve/Keith Lee v Starks/Hobbs
-Kingston/Santana/Ortiz v #JerichoSociety pic.twitter.com/YATXgYT9hE
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) April 13, 2022