AEW Dynamite Results (3/23/2022): HEB Center, Cedar Park, TX.


It's Wednesday night, and you know what that means ...

All Elite Wrestling returns to TBS this evening with the latest installment of their two-hour weekly television program.

On tap for the show this week is an eight-man tornado tag-team match pitting The Hardy Brothers, Darby Allin and Sting against Andrade Family Office members Private Party, The Butcher & The Blade.

Also scheduled for the two-hour AEW on TBS show tonight at the HEB Center in Cedar Park, Texas is the Jericho Appreciation Society vs. The Dark Order, Adam Cole vs. Jay Lethal, "Legit" Leyla Hirsch vs. Red Velvet, Bryan Danielson & Jon Moxley vs. The Varsity Blonds, CM Punk returns, MJF will address Wardlow leaving The Pinnacle and more.

Featured below are complete AEW Dynamite results from Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at the HEB Center in Cedar Park, TX.

AEW DYNAMITE RESULTS (3/23/2022)

The usual cold open video airs to get this week's show off-and-running. We shoot inside the HEB Center in Cedar Park, Texas for our first look inside the host-venue for tonight's program. Jim Ross welcomes us to the show on commentary, starting his call off with his "It's Wednesday night, and you know what that means ..." catchphrase.

Dax Harwood vs. CM Punk

From there, we head down to the ring for our opening contest of the evening, which will feature an intriguing one-on-one match.

With that said, Dax Harwood makes his way out accompanied by his FTR tag-team partner. Harwood settles inside the ring for this one fall, singles match and the FTR theme music fades down.

Now the familiar sounds of "Cult of Personality" by Living Colour plays as CM Punk makes his way out to an enormous reaction from the fans in Cedar Park.

Both guys are in the ring and the bell sounds to get this match off-and-running. We see Punk establish the early offensive control. Harwood takes over a few minutes later after a helping hand from his FTR teammate Cash Wheeler.

After Wheeler enjoys a couple of minutes in the offensive driver's seat, "The Best in the World" ends up taking back over. He has trouble finishing Harwood off, and eventually we see Harwood back in control of the action.

Things finally build to the finish of the match, where a very physically drained Punk ends up securing his Anaconda Vice submission hold for the tap out victory.

He stands up and does the dog collar-around-the-neck gesture as a sign to MJF after his win over The Pinnacle leader at the recent AEW Revolution 2022 pay-per-view. He celebrates the victory a bit more and then heads to the back.

Winner: CM Punk

Jericho Appreciation Society With A Message For Dark Order & Inner Circle

We shoot backstage where we see the newly formed Jericho Appreciation Society standing by. They gloat about being the group that "beats up pro wrestlers" before reflecting on their assault of Chris Jericho's former Inner Circle faction on last week's show.

From there, they focus ahead to their tag-team showdown against The Dark Order. After this, we head back inside the HEB Center for our second match of the evening -- and it's another one of the top featured bouts advertised for tonight's show.

Eight-Man Texas Tornado Tag Match
The Hardy Brothers, Darby Allin & Sting vs. Private Party, The Butcher & The Blade

We're settled back inside the host venue for tonight's show and "The Dapper Yapper" Justin Roberts sets the stage for our second match of the program, as he introduces the first four-man team, starting off with "The Icon" himself -- Sting.

After the WWE Hall of Fame legend makes his way out, the theme for the wildly popular Darby Allin hits and the former TNT Champion heads to the ring to a big ovation.

Finally, the iconic sounds of The Hardy Brothers blares out of the house speakers to bring Jeff and Matt Hardy down to the ring. The fans go absolutely ballistic for this legendary duo.

Now those four are settled inside the squared circle. Afterwards, the theme for Andrade El Idolo hits and out comes four members of his Andrade Family Office.

With that said, the team of Private Party -- Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy -- as well as their teammates The Butcher & The Blade emerge.

This four-on-four eight-man Texas Tornado Tag-Team match kicks off with a bang, as Darby, Sting, Jeff and Matt all take turns in sequential order executing high-flying dives from the ring to one of their four opposing competitors on the floor.

This obviously pops the crowd and from that point out, these eight guys did an excellent job in not giving the fans in Cedar Park a chance to catch their breath or sit their asses back in their seats.

They remained standing and shouting from bell-to-bell. The match spreads throughout the arena in various sections inside the arena crowd, at ringside and in the squared circle itself.

Jeff Hardy hit arguably the high spot of the match, which was an insanely high leaping Swanton Bomb off the top of the rafters way in the back portion of the venue.

Back in the ring a few moments later, Jeff and Matt hit Stereo Twist of Fate finishers on Private Party to score the simultaneous pin fall, giving their team the victory in the process.

Winners: Sting, Darby Allin & The Hardy Brothers

Tony Schiavone Backstage With FTR

Once the eight-man Texas Tornado Tag-Team contest wraps up, we shoot backstage again where Tony Schiavone is standing by with FTR.

Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler address the duo of Colten and Austin Gunn from The Gunn Club. They refer to the sons of WWE Hall of Fame legend Billy Gunn as "the ass boys."

They claim that the two are still puppies in this business who wet the bed and haven't earned the right to act like they've been "grandfathered-in" by their famous father.

Harwood and Wheeler claim they'll simply be referring to them as "the ass boys" or at best, Billy's boys going forward.

A quick "top guys -- out," catcphrase from FTR wraps up the backstage promo segment and then Schiavone sends us back inside the arena.

Jim Ross, Excalibur Run Down Action Still To Come ...

Now we head to the commentary section where Excalibur and Jim Ross run down some scheduled action still to come on tonight's show.

They wrap up by promoting our next match on the program, and folks the main event-level bouts will be continuing in our third contest of the evening.

Our next match will see the decorated duo of Jon Moxley and Bryan Danielson -- with William Regal by their side -- squaring off in tag-team action against the most established unit known as The Varsity Blonds -- Brian Pillman Jr. & Griff Garrison.

Before that match, however, we head to another quick commercial break.

Jon Moxley & Bryan Danielson vs. The Varsity Blonds

After the break, we return to the familiar sounds of Bryan Danielson's theme song. Out comes "The American Dragon" accompanied by William Regal.

Regal heads over to join J.R., Excalibur and Schiavone on special guest commentary for this featured tag-team contest.

"Wild Thing" plays and out comes Danielson's partner, Jon Moxley. Mox and Danielson settle inside the ring where their opponents -- The Varsity Blonds -- are waiting for them.

The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with another headline-level showdown here on this week's AEW Dynamite on TBS show.

We see Mox and Danielson establish an early, and quite dominant, offensive lead over the duo of Pillman Jr. and Garrison.

The commentary foursome then sends us to a mid-match, picture-in-picture commercial break as the action continues.

When we return from the break, we see Mox hit a big lariat and a follow-up spot for a close pin fall attempt, which Garrison hits the ring to break up.

Mox decks Garrison and makes him pay for getting involved when he wasn't the legal man. He also launches Pillman Jr. over the ropes, where he crashes down hard on the concrete floor at ringside.

From there, he goes to work on Garrison and beats him down before bringing in "The American Dragon." Danielson hits a big flying knee, which puts Garrison in loopy-land, leading to him stumbling directly into a Paradigm Shift from Mox.

The two then drop down and begin blasting Garrison with stereo elbows repeatedly until the referee has no choice but to signal the timekeeper to ring the bell, giving Garrison some much-needed mercy from the violent onslaught he found himself a defenseless victim to.

Winners: Jon Moxley & Bryan Danielson

After The Match: Moxley, Danielson & Regal Put AEW Locker Room On Notice

Once the match wraps up, Jon Moxley and Bryan Danielson take turns on the microphone, talking about William Regal being the one person they saught approval and praise from as youngsters first coming into the business several years ago.

Regal then takes a turn on the stick and proceeds to put the entire AEW locker room on notice. He says if anyone wants a badge of honor from the Black Pool Combat Club, there's only one way to get it -- "the hard way."

MJF Reacts To Wardlow Quitting The Pinnacle, Costing Him CM Punk "Dog Collar" Match

Now we head back inside the HEB Center where we hear the familiar sounds of the theme music of The Pinnacle's leader -- Maxwell Jacob Friedman.

MJF makes his way down to the ring accompanied by fellow member of The Pinnacle -- the self-proclaimd "Chairman of AEW" Shawn Spears.

Once in the ring, the theme music fades down and we get ready for MJF's first words since AEW Revolution and the situation on last week's show involving Wardlow.

Trent Beretta Leaves The Best Friends

Once the MJF promo segment wraps up, we catch up with the cameras backstage, who show us The Best Friends group standing around behind-the-scenes.

We start hearing the group talking, which leads to Chuck Taylor coming clean and informing Wheeler Yuta that he was never fond of him.

Trent ends up informing the group that he's done with The Best Friends. Wheeler Yuta then takes things one step further.

Yuta responds by telling Trent that if he's being honest, he's got to admit that he's not interested in being a Best Friend, he's more concerned with being the best wrestler.

Adam Cole vs. Jay Lethal

It's time to head back down to the ring for our next match of the show, where we will see another main event caliber one-on-one match.

The popular theme for Adam Cole plays and the charismatic performer makes his way down to the squared circle for this singles match showdown.

He settles in the ring and his music dies down and then the tune for Jay Lethal.

Both guys are in the ring, which leads to the bell sounding to get this non-title contest off-and-running.

We hear dueling chants of "Let’s go Lethal!”/”Adam Cole!” dueling chants to start. Hip toss followed by a basement dropkick by Lethal. Lethal with a dropkick to Cole that sends him outside. Lethal follows up with a trio of dives to the outside as reDRagon appears on the ramp.

The distraction gives Cole the upper hand as he hits a neck breaker in the center of the ring. Cole dumps lethal into the turnbuckle a few times and follows up with a chin lock. Lethal fights up and connects with an enziguiri! Jack knife pin attempt by Lethal, followed by a figure four leg lock attempt.

Roll through by Cole. Roll through by Lethal. Small package. Lethal rolls through, figure four! reDRagon are now down at ringside as Cole gets to the ropes. reDRagon with the distraction to Lethal, super kick by Cole! Cole looking to lower The Boom but gets caught with a cutter by Lethal! Lethal Injection.

Cole counters with a super kick to the back of the head! Panama Sunrise and that’s got to be it… NO! Crowd is ALIVE! Cole tries to lower The Boom again, but Lethal counters with a roll up! reDRagon are here to distract the referee as Lethal has him beat, or so it seems.

Eventually, we see Lethal try for his Lethal Injection finisher once again, only to once more be caught with a low blow.

The referree doesn’t see it, so the offensive shift in momentum continues without any haulting of the action, allowing Cole to "Lowers The Boom" and pick up the pin fall victory.

Winner: Adam Cole

Adam Cole Calls Out Adam Page & "Hangman" Happily Obliges

Once the match wraps up, we see Adam Cole get on the mic for a post-match promo segment. He talks about how no one in AEW deserves the AEW World Championship more than him. He eventually goes on to call out the AEW World Champion himself.

With that said, "The Purveyor of 'Cowboy Sh*t'" happily obliges, making his way out to the ring -- and walking with a purpose.

Once he enters the ring, the brawl is immediately on and things break down quick. We see Page get guzzled up by the trio of Cole and reDRagon.

Eventually, Jurassic Express does a run-in to make the save. They don't clean-house of the aforementioned heel trio before Cole manages to walk off with possession of the AEW World Championship.

Sammy Guevara & Tay Conti Have Verbal Sparring Session With Dan Lambert

We return from a commercial break and see the duo of Sammy Guevara and Tay Conti in the ring together.

Guevara talks about coming up short in his TNT Championship showdown with The Men of the Year's Scorpio Sky.

Meanwhile, Sky, wearing the title, is standing by Dan Lambert, who is wearing an identical TNT Championship belt, referring to himself as the company's first-ever co-TNT Champion.

Eventually Conti gets her turn on the mic and things escalate quick as she references the newest signed addition to Dan Lambert's crew -- women's MMA star Paige Van Zant.

Things wrap up shortly after a very lewd remark by Guevara, who reacts to Lambert gloating about having possession of the TNT Championship by saying, "If you only knew what Tay and I did while wearing that belt, you’d know we’re living inside your mouth, too.”

"Legit" Leyla Hirsch vs. Red Velvet

It's time for our bridge match, which will feature one-on-one action from the AEW women's division, before we move on to our final main event contest of this week's show.

We are informed that Kris Statlander is banned from ringside from this match, which will see "Legit" Leyla Hirsch going one-on-one against Red Velvet.

After both women make their respective ring walks, the bell sounds to get this one off-and-running. Early on we see Hirsch attack with a dropkick.

As the action spills out to the ringside area on the floor, Velvet chops Hirsch and throws her face first into the barricade. Velvet with a step up hurricanrana off the steel ring steps.

Velvet attacks Hirsch in the corner. Standing moonsault by Velvet by Hirsch grabs a body lock and delivers a gut wrench suplex as we’re headed to a mid-match commercial break as the action continues.

When we return from the break, we see Velvet delivering some double knees and we have an incredibly awkward strike-for-strike spot that culminates with a German suplex by Velvet.

Iconoclasm by Velvet connects even though she didn't have the usual proper form with the clasped arms together. Hirsch follows up with a tiger kick. Hirsch then rolls to the floor and drops Velvet arm-first on the apron.

From there, we see Hirsch go under the ring to grab the turnbuckle apparatus, but the referee sees this and ends up removing it from the ring.

Finally, Hirsch has another one in her trunks and drops Velvet with it, and this time the ref didn't catch the sneak attack, allowing Hirsch to pick up the not-fully-legitimate, partially-earned victory.

Winner: "Legit" Leyla Hirsch

Jericho Appreciation Society vs. John "No. 5" Silver & "No. 10" Preston Vance

It's main event time after a quick backstage interview segment involving TBS Women's Champion Jade Cargill, who speaks for herself for a change while "Smart" Mark Sterling stands in the background.

They may not like Jericho, but they do sure love to sing Judas. The JAS says there should be no more Judas because the fans don’t appreciate it. That’s a fair point.

Jericho starts by talking down to John Silver, but Silver rebounds with some European uppercuts and a huge body slam. Double bicep pose by Silver on a prone Jericho! Big moment for him there. Double drop toe hold by Dark Order and stereo dropkicks to Jericho.

Crowd is rabid for this one. Silver follows Jericho outside and delivers a strong roundhouse to the mid section. Suicide dive/brain buster combination by Dark Order on the outside to Jericho! Elevated assisted European uppercut on the inside to Garcia! Jericho feigns a headshot by the Dark Order as Aubrey Edwards orders the Dark Order to the back.

Jericho back in control with a scoop slam on Reynolds. Reynolds catches Jericho in mid air with a dropkick and both men are down. Jericho gets the tag to Garcia and it’s a suplex party (is that a thing?). European uppercuts to Reynolds and a quick tag back to Jericho.

Lionsault misses! Reynolds tags Silver and the man is on FIRE. Clotheslines to Jericho and a flapjack. Cannonball to Garcia on the outside! Dropkicks to Matt and Parker!

Hurricanrana to Hager! Back on the inside Jericho catches Silver with a code breaker! Quick tag to Garcia and here’s Reynolds. Enziguiri/stunner/half and half/jackknife combo by Dark Order for a close near fall.

Silver connects with a huge dive to Hager on the outside, however he lands right in the waiting arms of Hager, who catches him and slams him on the outside.

Reynolds off the ropes by Jericho grabs Floyd the bat and cracks Reynolds in the middle of the back.

Reynolds hits the ground and Garcia locks in the sharpshooter and that’s it! JAS just beat the number one tag team. Great in-ring debut for the new J.A.S. and this leads to the finish of the show. That's how we go off the air, thanks for joining us!

Winners: Chris Jericho & Daniel Garcia