It's Wednesday night, and you know what that means ...
All Elite Wrestling returns with the latest edition of their weekly AEW on TBS program, which emanates from Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina.
On tap for tonight's show is CM Punk vs. Max Caster, Jon Moxley vs. Jay Lethal, Darby Allin vs. Andrade El Idolo, FTR vs. The Gunn Club, as well as The Bunny taking on a mystery opponent from the AEW women's division to determine the first competitor to enter the inaugural Owen Hart Foundation Women's Tournament.
Featured below are complete AEW Dynamite results from Wednesday, March 30, 2022.
AEW DYNAMITE RESULTS (3/30/2022)
This week's show kicks off with Jim Ross doing his usual "It's Wednesday night" catchphrase after the regular theme song and cold open video intro plays.
We shoot inside the host venue of tonight's show and then J.R. finishes off his introduction. We then hear the theme song begin playing as the camera pans over to the ring to get us started.
CM Punk vs. Max Caster
CM Punk's entrance tune brings out "The Best in the World" and he settles inside the ring after soaking in a huge pop from the South Carolina crowd.
Max Caster then comes out, dishing out a freestyle rap as he makes his way to the ring, which of course included a nice jab at the Will Smith / Chris Rock situation from the Oscars.
Caster and Punk immediately get after it as the bell sounds to get this one off-and-running. Punk establishes the early offensive control and then brings Caster down the mat where he focuses his attack on his shoulder and arm.
The offensive momentum shifts in the other direction when Punk changes up his planned attack when he noticed Anthony Bowens at ringside.
This allows Caster to take over and he begins manhandling the veteran, even cutting off a comeback attempt tried by Punk when he caught him coming off the top with a flying cross-body splash.
He walks him around the ring a bit and then brings him down with authority into a vicious back-breaker.
Finally Punk takes over again but this doesn't last for long, as Caster moves out of the corner as Punk ran in for a flying knee.
Caster picks back up offensive control and hits a fisherman buster into a close pin fall attempt. Caster heads to the top for his Mic Drop finisher after that, however Punk chops the hell out of him from the ring mat to stop him.
He then hits a hurricanrana to bring him off the top the hard way. Punk hits a knee strike and a bulldog out of the corner for a close pin fall of his own.
Punk then hits a big tombstone pile driver before latching Caster in an anaconda vice for the submission victory.
Winner via Submission: CM Punk
CM Punk Is On A Mission To Capture AEW World Title
After the match, Tony Schiavone enters the ring to conduct a post-match interview with CM Punk. Schiavone asks him about his title belt around the waist gesture from last week.
Punk asks the fans what it means. He then goes on to make it clear that whether it be Adam Cole or Hangman Page, he is going after that title. He addresses the gray in his beard and says before his time in AEW is done he's going to have more.
He points at scars in his head and says before he's done in AEW there will be more scars on his head. Finally, he says before his time in AEW is done he will be the AEW World Champion.
MJF Tells FTR That Wardlow Used To Talk Crap About Them
We head backstage where we see FTR and eventually MJF in the interview zone. They talk briefly as we see someone come by to hang up some Wardlow signs indicating that he is banned from the building tonight.
MJF then takes over the speaking portion of the segment and says FTR are more than friends, they're family. He then tells FTR that he didn't want to say anything before, but Wardlow used to constantly talk all kinds of crap about FTR.
He says that's not what he's here to talk about and then closes by saying when you're in The Pinnacle, you're always on top.
Jay Lethal vs. Jon Moxley
We head back inside the arena where Jay Lethal's theme hits and out he comes. He settles inside the ring and his theme music cuts off.
Now the familiar sounds of "Wild Thing" plays and out comes "The Purveyor of Violence" ready for action in our next bout of the evening.
The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with this one. We see Mox jump off to an early offensive lead as Excalibur plugs some upcoming AEW shows on commentary.
Lethal gets in some offense of his own for a change and as this begins to be the case, we head to a mid-match commercial break as the action continues with Lethal working over Mox on the floor at ringside.
When we return from the break, we see Lethal still dominating the action as Mox tries to regain the control he enjoyed for the first few minutes of the contest.
Finally we see Mox take back over control of this one after he turns Lethal inside-out with an enormous lariat. We see an instant replay of that as Moxley continues to go to work on him.
Lethal ends up cutting off Mox's offensive run and takes back over. He heads to the top-rope but doesn't connect with anything. Mox catches the boot of Lethal on a kick attempt and then avoids a Lethal Injection attempt by Lethal.
He slaps a rear naked choke / sleeper hold on him and they fall down to the mat still in the hold. Lethal counters and goes for a pin attempt but Mox kicks out.
Moments later after Mox escapes a figure-four leg lock attempt that looked dangerous, he hits his finisher and scores the pin fall victory himself.
Winner: Jon Moxley
FTR vs. The Gunn Club
We return from the break to the theme of FTR hitting. This brings out Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler, who head to the ring for this scheduled tag-team contest.
Once in the ring, their theme fades down and they await the entrance of their opponents for this evening.
With that said, The Gunn Club theme hits and out comes Austin and Colten Gunn accompanied by their legendary father, Billy Gunn.
Now they settle in the ring but before anything else happens, the theme for MJF hits and The Pinnacle leader makes his way out to join J.R., Schiavone and Excalibur on special guest commentary for this match.
As the bell sounds to get this one off-and-running, we hear from MJF on commentary and he makes it clear right off the bat that he doesn't want to hear the name Wardlow while he's sitting at the table.
The action in the ring sees The Gunn Club jump off to an early offensive lead over Dax Harwood. A few moments later we see Wheeler laid out by a huge cheap shot from Billy Gunn on the floor at ringside.
As The Gunn Club follows up and after MJF insults the official for this match, AEW female referee Aubrey Edwards, we head to a mid-match commercial break as the action continues.
We return from the break to see The Gunn Club still dominating the action, which is now back inside the squared circle. This doesn't last for long, however, as Wheeler decks Austin Gunn with a big back-drop to buy himself some time.
He attempts to make the tag but is stopped after The Gunn Club utilize some cheap heel tactics. Soon after, Dax Harwood tags in and after the hot tag, he begins taking over as he beats down Austin and Colten by himself and nearly scored the pin fall, only for it to be broken up.
As we see The Gunn Club get close to finishing this one off, the camera angle switches and shows Wardlow arriving inside the building via a backstage camera. He doesn't look happy and he enters the arena through a door at the top of the rafters.
He begins making his way down through the crowd, making a B-line directly towards MJF. Arena security ends up finding his way over to him and they stop him from making it to MJF at the commentary section.
Back in the ring, we see Dax getting close to finishing this one off. He turns and sees Billy Gunn on the ring apron, which stops him.
They jaw at each other and then as Billy tries helping The Gunn Club win with a cheap shot right in front of the ref, FTR somehow overcomes this and still manages to connect with their Big Rigg finisher for the pin fall victory.
Eddie Kingston, Santana & Ortiz Beat Down J.A.S.
We return from the break and we see the Jericho Appreciation Society backstage in the interview zone. Chris Jericho talks about the J.A.S. being the talk of the town in the wrestling world as of late.
After he finishes up, Daniel Garcia gets a moment to talk and then he, along with Team 2point0 mock the fact that Eddie Kingston and the team of Santana & Ortiz are nowhere to be found.
They sarcastically check each curtain on both sides of the interview zone, and when pulling back the second curtain, we see that "The Mad King" and the Proud 'N' Powerful duo are, in fact, standing right there waiting for them.
The brawl is on, folks, and the aforementioned trio are beating the J.A.S. all over the backstage area and inside the arena. They eventually take the fight into the ring where they hit their Street Sweeper finisher.
The J.A.S. end up gaining the offensive control once the brawl settles inside the ring, as Floyd the baseball bat makes an appearance. This leads to Kingston and the duo of Santana & Ortiz being viciously beat down to end the segment.
Jade Cargill Accepts Challenge To Face Marina Shafir
We shoot backstage to the interview zone again where Tony Schiavone is standing by with Jade Cargill and "Smart" Mark Sterling.
Cargill wants to know who is going to be the victim of her 30th win in AEW. Sterling informs the TBS Women's Champion that she will be facing off against "The Librarian" Leva Bates.
She doesn't like this idea at all, calling Bates a joke and telling her to hit the bricks before accepting the more dangerous challenge of women's MMA veteran Marina Shafir, who was featured in a vignette that aired earlier in the show this evening.
Bryan Danielson vs. Wheeler Yuta
We head back inside the arena and get ready for our next match of the evening. With that said, Bryan Danielson's theme hits and out comes "The American Dragon" accompanied by William Regal.
Danielson settles inside the ring where his opponent, Wheeler Yuta, is already standing and waiting for him. William Regal takes a seat at the announce desk where he will be providing special guest commentary for this match.
The bell sounds to get this one off-and-running and then we see Danielson jump off to an early offensive advantage. We head to a mid-match commercial as he continues to dominate the action.
When we return from the break we see the offensive control shift momentum from Danielson to Yuta. Yuta spends several minutes in the offensive driver's seat. He nearly finishes Danielson off on several ocassions, ultimately he doesn't, however.
Eventually Danielson takes over and begins hitting his semi-finishing spots, and then he connects with a big tombstone pile driver before finishing Yuta off for the victory.
Winner: Bryan Danielson
Adam Cole & reDRagon Championship Celebration
After a quick video package hyping up the Darby Allin vs. Andrade El Idolo main event, we head back to the ring for the championship celebration of Adam Cole and reDRagon.
The trio are in the ring and they are holding the AEW World Championship and the AEW Tag-Team Championships that they stole from Hangman Page and Jurassic Express.
From there, we see the aforementioned three title-holders make their way out and a brawl ensues. All six guys duke it out tooth-and-nail until finally we see Page and the tag champs empty the ring of the Undisputed Elite.
Tony Schiavone Interviews AEW Women's Champion Thunder Rosa
Thunder Rosa was brought out by Tony Schiavone for an on-stage interview segment.
She said it was a shame that her celebration last week was cut short, but she's the first-ever Mexican born world champion in history.
She fought and clawed her way to the top to be the face of the division, and now she wants to be the face of all women's wrestling.
People want to bring her down, but foundations remain standing, and she will remain a foundation in this company.
Rosa demanded Nyla Rose talk things out with words, or fight in the ring. No matter what, Rosa will be there.
FTR Out To Recapture AEW Tag-Team Titles
We head backstage again for a segment where FTR is shown talking directly to the camera while holding their tag titles.
They make it clear that not only are they going to win the ROH Tag-Team titles on Friday, but they're also out to become the first-ever two-time AEW Tag-Team Champions.
Dax Harwood's "Top guys -- out!" catchphrase then ends the segment.
Owen Hart Foundation Women's Tournament Qualifier
The Bunny vs. Toni Storm
We head to the ring for our next match of the evening, which will be the advertised qualifying bout in the Owen Hart Foundation Women's Tournament.
Out comes The Bunny to kick off the inaugural tourney, with the winner of this match becoming the first person to qualify for the new annual tournament.
She enters the ring and awaits the entrance of her opponent, who has been advertised to be the newest signee to the women's division in AEW.
With that said, out comes Toni Storm. The former NXT UK Women's Champion makes her way to the ring to an enormous pop from the fans in South Carolina and then the bell sounds to get this match off-and-running.
After some early action, we see The Bunny avoid a shoulder tackle and then kick Storm through the ropes. She hits a clothesline as we head to a mid-match commercial break.
When we return from the break, we see Storm fight her way from underneath and she ends up securing the victory to become the first to qualify for the Owen Hart Foundation Women's Tournament.
Winner and ADVANCING to the Owen Hart Foundation Women's Tournament: Toni Storm
Nyla Rose Has Been "Day One" With AEW & Wants The Title
We see Nyla Rose and Vickie Guerrero standing by backstage as they talk directly into the camera to deliver a message. Nyla makes it clear that she's deserved the title more than anyone else.
Darby Allin vs. Andrade El Idolo
After the commentators run down some announced matches for next week's show, we head back to the ring for our main event of the evening.
Out comes Andrade El Idolo to his theme music, as he goes one-on-one with Darby Allin in our final bout of the show this evening.
He settles into the ring and his music dies down. From there, the familiar sounds of Darby's entrance tune plays to bring him out to the squared circle as well.
These two duke it out to get this one off-and-running. After some early action, which ultimately sees Andrade establish the offensive control, we head to a mid-match commercial break.
As we settle back in from the break, we see the action still in progress when Darby finally starts to fight his way back into the lead. The ref gets bumped and then Darby hits an over-the-top stunner to shift the offensive momentum into his favor.
As Jose The Assistant tries to get involved, he ends up getting cut off by Sting, whom he didn't know was standing behind him.
The Butcher and The Blade also run out but Darby hits a big splash from the ring to the floor on them to take them out.
Back in the ring, after some more interference sees Darby on the receiving end of a buckle bomb, he is fed to Andrade, who hits his finisher for the pin fall victory. Great main event here on this week's show.
Winner: Andrade El Idolo
The A.F.O. Served Justice To End This Week's Show
Once the match wraps up, we see the numbers game beat down from the Andrade Family Office to Darby.
Finally we hear the familiar sounds of the entrance music of The Hardy Brothers. Private Party and the duo of Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy run down to make the save for Darby.
They beat down the A.F.O. and clear them from the ring to end this show on a positive note. That's it for this week's show. Thanks for joining us!