It's Wednesday night, and you know what that means ...
All Elite Wrestling returns to the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this evening for this week's edition of AEW Dynamite on TBS.
On tap for tonight's installment of the weekly two-hour AEW on TBS program is Darby Allin vs. Andrade El Idolo in a Coffin Match, Jungle Boy vs. Kyle O'Reilly in an Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Qualifying match, as well as Britt Baker vs. Danielle Kamela in a qualifier for the Owen Hart Foundation Women's Tournament.
Also scheduled for the show this evening is Wardlow vs. The Butcher, the first-ever showdown between wrestling legends CM Punk and Dustin Rhodes, Hook's Dynamite debut match and a "huge announcement" from AEW President Tony Khan.
Featured below are complete AEW Dynamite on TBS results from Wednesday, April 20, 2022.
AEW DYNAMITE RESULTS (4/20/2022)
This week's show kicks off with the usual theme song and cold open video intro and then we shoot live inside the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, PA.
Jim Ross welcomes us to the program with his usual "It's Wednesday night, and you know what that means ..." catchphrase and then we head right down to the ring for our opening action.
CM Punk vs. Dustin Rhodes
And we're starting off with a bang, folks! The familiar sounds of CM Punk's theme hits and "The Best in the World" makes his way down to the ring for tonight's opening contest.
Punk receives an enthusiastic reaction from the jam-packed Pittsburgh crowd. He settles inside the ring and awaits the ring walk of his opponent for this "First-time ever" showdown of two wrestling legends.
The theme for Dustin Rhodes hits and out he comes to a big reaction as well. He settles in the ring and locks eyes with Punk, who is grilling him right back.
We hear the fan noise pick up a bit and then the bell sounds to get this one off-and-running. After some early back-and-forth action, we see Punk start to pull ahead. But not too far in the lead, as Dustin is more than holding his own as we get several minutes into this contest.
As both guys are hitting the ropes, after building up a full head of steam, "The Natural" goes flying through the ropes and awkwardly landing on his knee after Punk side-stepped him.
Once Dustin finally gets back up and in the ring, we see Punk set his sights on his banged up knee. He makes it his primary target for his offense, chopping away at the leg of his taller opposition to level the physical playing fields, and thus far, even give himself a comfortable lead.
On that note, Excalibur talks us into a mid-match, picture-in-picture commercial break as the match continues. When we return from the break, we see Punk still handling Dustin. He goes to finish him off, but Dustin starts to fight from underneath and make a comeback.
Dustin hits some big spots on Punk, which lit the crowd on fire some more, but ultimately when all is said-and-done, we see Punk counter a counter-attempt by Dustin for an out-of-nowhere style pin fall victory.
Winner: CM Punk
After The Match: CM Punk & Dustin Rhodes Show Respect, Punk & Hangman Page
Once the match wraps up, we see Punk and Dustin looking at each other from opposite sides of the ring. They close in on each other and shake hands in a nice sign of respect.
As Punk was about to head to the back after the match, we hear the familiar sounds of the entrance theme music of AEW World Champion "Hangman" Adam Page. Punk walks past him, stopping briefly for the two to glance at each other to hype up their upcoming showdown.
Wardlow Ready For In-Ring Return Tonight
We shoot backstage and we see "Smart" Mark Sterling approaching Wardlow. Wardlow looks to be in a tremendously good mood.
He is all smiles as he is allowed in the building this week, and is actually scheduled for a match after MJF set things up for him to face off against The Butcher on tonight's show.
To ruin his fun, Sterling has some security guards put him in handcuffs. He must remain in them until he is in the ring for his match against The Butcher.
Blackpool Combat Club AEW Trios Match
Jon Moxley, Bryan Danielson & Wheeler Yuta vs. Lee Moriarty, Brock Anderson, & Dante Martin
We hear William Regal join the crew on commentary for our next match of the evening. With that said, out comes Wheeler Yuta, Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley.
The Blackpool Combat Club is back and in an AEW Trios match on this week's show. Already in the ring are their opponents -- the trio consisting of Lee Moriarty, Brock Anderson and Dante Martin.
We hear the bell sound to get this one off-and-running. The crowd is hot for this one. Regal is having his usual good time on commentary.
We see the Regal-led crew dominate straight out of the gate, as Mox is knocking skulls and taking names. He brings in "The American Dragon" and the violence level continues to increase inside the ring.
As the action continues we head to a mid-match commercial break. We see Danielson controlling the action when we return and then the Regal-led trio begins to prepare to finish this one off.
We see Danielson with some nice ground submission work. He brings in Moxley, who keeps this style of attack going with a hammer lock of his own on Brock Anderson.
Their opposition starts to show some signs of life, but it doesn't last too long. Before you know it, Mox is hitting a Paradigm Shift and scoring the easy 1-2-3 for the pin fall victory.
Winners: Jon Moxley, Bryan Danielson & Wheeler Yuta
reDRagon, Young Bucks & Adam Cole On "Cutler Cam"
We shoot backstage and we see reDRagon and The Young Bucks and Adam Cole standing around together.
Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish talk about how they have been losing. They point out The Young Bucks also lost to FTR, while Adam Cole lost twice to "Hangman" Adam Page.
While all members of the group have been suffering losses as of late, it is pointed out that as a tag-team -- reDRagon are unstoppable.
Regardless, O'Reilly makes it clear that he fully intends to change their luck when he beats Jungle Boy later tonight to qualify for the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament.
Tony Khan's Big Announcement(s)
We get to the top of the entrance stage where AEW and ROH President Tony Khan is introduced. Out he comes and he says it's time for his huge announcement.
He brings out the President of New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). The NJPW executive makes his way out but before he can say anything, we see Adam Cole appear on the big screen.
Cole says if anyone is going to make a big announcement -- it's going to be Adam Cole ...Bay-Bay! He makes the announcement, which is that on June 26, 2022 there will be an AEW and NJPW co-promoted show dubbed "The Forbidden Door."
Adam Cole will be going one-on-one against Tomohiro Ishii in an Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Qualifying match on Rampage this week before the big AEW & NJPW co-promoted "Forbidden Door" show on 6/26.
We return to the live stage where Khan and the NJPW President are still standing. Khan then brings out The Bullet Club leader.
With that said, out comes "Switchblade" Jay White. He gets on the mic and boasts hselling out Madison Square Garden by himself. He then talks about the Bullet Club being ready for a new era.
Jade Cargill Hypes Rampage Title Bout For This Friday
The 30th bout in the ongoing undefeated streak of "That b*tch" goes down this coming Friday night on AEW Rampage.
To promote the match, which will see Jade Cargill defending her TBS Women's Championship against Marina Shafir, we shoot backstage for a quick segment with Cargill.
Cargill makes it clear that she is the real deal and vows to make Shafir number 30 on her undefeated hit-list on "her" show this Friday night. She walks off to end the segment.
Wardlow vs. The Butcher
After heading to a commercial break, we return and now it's time to head back to the ring.
Our next match of the evening is on deck, as The Butcher is in the squared circle. Out comes Wardlow, still in handcuffs from earlier in the show.
As he is making his entrance, we hear the familiar sounds of MJF's theme music to cut him off. He is walking through the crowd along with "The Chairman of AEW" and fellow member of The Pinnacle -- Shawn Spears.
MJF cuts a quick promo talking his usual trash about "the pig" Wardlow. He makes a local reference about Ben Roethlisberger to the Pittsburgh, PA. crowd.
The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with this one -- and it didn't last long. We get a few minutes at best, and mostly with Wardlow dominating from bell-to-bell.
When all is said-and-done, Wardlow manages to hit his "symphony of powerbombs" for the pin fall victory.
As soon as the match wraps up, we see MJF force security to go back to the ring and lock Wardlow back up in his handcuffs. They escort him to the back.
He heads to the back in cuffs with a big ear-to-ear grin on his face. We head to a commercial break with Excalibur plugging an Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Qualifying match coming up when we return.
Eddie Kingston With A Message About Reaping For Daniel Garcia
When we return from the break, we shoot to a special message from Eddie Kingston.
With that said, we see "The Mad King" appear on the big screen from backstage. He mentions his match against Daniel Garcia from the "Jericho Appreciation Society" for this Friday night's edition of AEW Rampage.
Kingston makes it clear that everything he does to Garcia will be what he's going to do when he gets his hands on Chris Jericho.
"The Mad King" tells Jericho that "you reap what you sow," but then points out that he doesn't sow, he just does the reaping.
Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Qualifier
Kyle O'Reilly vs. Jungle Boy
Back inside the Petersen Events Center, we hear the familiar sounds of Kyle O'Reilly's theme music and out comes the reDRagon member for our next match of the evening.
He settles inside the ring and his theme music dies down. Now the equally familiar sounds of Jurassic Express' theme hits and out comes one-half of the AEW World Tag-Team Champions -- Jungle Boy.
The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with our first of two Owen Hart Foundation Tournament qualifying matches scheduled for tonight's show.
Also scheduled is hometown favorite -- Pittsburgh native Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D., as she will compete in an Owen Hart Foundation Women's Tournament Qualifying match later in the evening against Danielle Kamela.
We see Jungle Boy jump off to an early offensive lead as this one gets underway. After enjoying some control of the action for the first minute or so, the two trade leads.
As the match progresses and begins to take shape, we see O'Reilly settle into the offensive driver's seat just as we head to a mid-match commercial break as the action continues.
When we return from the break, business really starts to pick up in the ring as Jungle Boy starts fighting from underneath for a big comeback.
He ends up taking over control of the action, sending O'Reilly out to the floor. He then hits the ropes and builds up a full head of steam before diving through the ropes and splashing onto O'Reilly in the process.
Back in the ring a few moments later, we see Jungle Boy hit an awesome tornado DDT that he holds onto. He stands up and jumps guard for a guillotine choke attempt that looked dangerous for O'Reilly for a moment.
Ultimately, O'Reilly escapes the hold, however he is still dead center in the thick of a predicament that he has found himself in with half of the AEW World Tag-Team Champions.
Jungle Boy ends up hanging O'Reilly upside down in the tree of woe. He runs around the ring and leaps, blasting him while in the tree of woe in the upside down position with a big dropkick.
We see Jungle Boy look to follow that up with his Snare Trap finisher, however O'Reilly avoids it and starts to show signs of life.
He fights back for the first time since we returned from the break. He gets some offensive momentum going, however Jungle Boy ends up cutting it short and locking him in his Snare Trap submission hold.
O'Reilly manages to hang on and crawl to the ring ropes, where he grabs on to them, which forces the referee to break up the hold.
The two head up to the top-rope and we see a crazy high spot unfold, which favors O'Reilly. The reDRagon member then dumps Jungle Boy on his head. Moments later he drops a knee on the Pillar of AEW for the pin fall victory.
With the win, Kyle O'Reilly joins Samoa Joe in the current participant field for the men's Owen Hart Foundation Tournament.
Winner and ADVANCING to the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament: Kyle O'Reilly
MJF Acquires "The Murderhawk Monster" In Quest To Stick It To Wardlow
We shoot backstage after the match to what Tony Schiavone calls an "animated MJF." We see MJF with Shawn Spears standing backstage with Alex Marvez.
MJF is upset about Wardlow's victory earlier tonight but has another plan for next week. He introduces Jake "The Snake" Roberts, whom he hands an envelope of cash to.
He talks about how he doesn't chase gold and girls, he chases the thing that makes the world go around -- money.
With that said, in walks Lance Archer. It looks like MJF has acquired the services of "The Murderhawk Monster" for his quest of getting payback on Wardlow.
Hook vs. Anthony Henry
Once the backstage segment with MJF and Lance Archer wraps up, we head back inside the Petersen Events Center where the commentators get us ready for our next bout of the evening.
With that said, we hear Action Bronson blare through the speakers as "The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil" himself -- Hook -- makes his way down to the ring.
He looks as calm as always as he prepares for his first-ever in-ring performance on AEW Dynamite. Already in the ring is his opponent -- Anthony Henry. We also see a shot of Tony Nese watching the action from ringside.
The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with this one. Hook runs through Henry in a match that lasted all of 30 seconds at best. He got the easy win while Danhausen was in the middle of trying to distract him.
As always, Hook can't be phased by -- well, anything -- and he easily picks up the victory as he intended.
After The Match: Danhausen Wants To Fight Hook
Once the match wraps up, we hear Danhausen get on the microphone and issue a formal challenge to Hook. He says he is ready to fight him, however Hook merely walks past him like nothing happened.
The Elite Hunter Helping Men Of The Year
We see Scorpio Sky backstage with "The Elite Hunter" Frankie Kazarian. They talk about their old days as SoCal Uncensored (SCU) with Christopher Daniels.
Sky wants to make sure that Kazarian still has his back like always. Kaz assures him that he does.
Sammy Guevara & Tay Conti Trade Words With Men Of The Year
We see Sammy Guevara and Tay Conti in the ring. Guevara boasts capturing the TNT Championship for the third time with his win over Scorpio Sky at the AEW Battle of the Belts 2 from over the weekend.
As the segment gets going, we hear Guevara and Conti start to take shots at the Men of the Year -- who come out and hang at the top of the entrance stage.
Both sides exchange insults, which become more and more vicious in nature as Dan Lambert talks about getting someone to give Conti the banging she dreams about, while Guevara tells Lambert that no one cares about his dead grandfather.
When all of this is said-and-done, we get a ladder match made with Sammy Guevara defending his newly won TNT Championship.
Owen Hart Foundation Women's Tournament Qualifier
Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. vs. Danielle Kamela
We head back inside the Pittsburgh-based venue for our next bout of the evening. This will be our second of the two scheduled qualifying matches in the first-ever Owen Hart Foundation Tournaments.
This time around, it's the women's turn. Out comes Danielle Kamela to the ring. She settles inside the squared circle and then her music dies down.
The familiar sounds of the theme of former longtime AEW Women's Champion Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. plays. Out comes the hometown girl from Pittsburgh as the fans go ballistic for her.
The pop becomes even louder when she finally emerges on stage and begins making her walk to the ring accompanied by a pair of players from the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers franchise.
Both women are in the ring, the bell sounds and we're off-and-running with this qualifying bout in the women's installment of the Owen Hart Cup tourney.
We see Baker jump off to an early offensive lead. On that note, we head to a mid-match, picture-in-picture commercial break as the action continues.
As we settle back in from the break, we see Kamela in full control of the action, dominating Baker with ease in the middle of the ring.
Kamela has Baker down and has a yellow Pittsburgh Steelers "terrible towel" wrapped around her face and throat.
The fans rally behind Baker for moral support and it has an affect on the action, as she gets back to a vertical base and escapes the clutches of Danielle.
Now we see Baker trading shots wildly with Kamela. She eventually fights her way back into the offensive leader.
She hits a big neck-breaker that plants Kamela into the mat. She follows that up with a Stomp and then signals to the crowd that this one is about to be over.
She gets a special glove to put on for her Lockjaw finisher. She sides on a Pittsburgh Steelers yellow glove and secures her Lockjaw finisher on Kamela.
Kamela quickly gives up and this one is over. Britt Baker officially qualifies for the Owen Hart Foundation Women's Tournament.
Winner and ADVANCING to the Owen Hart Foundation Women's Tournament: Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D.
Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. Takes Aim At Entire AEW Women's Division
Once the women's Owen Hart qualifier match wraps up, Britt Baker cuts a quick promo in the ring taking aim at all of the top women in AEW.
She takes shots at Ruby Soho, Toni Storm, Jade Cargill and others before declaring herself "The Baddest B*tch on the Block" and vowing to win the first-ever Owen Hart Foundation Women's Tournament.
Andrade El Idolo vs. Darby Allin
After Baker exits the ring, we hear Excalibur talk as fast as a human being can as he attempts to promote all of the matches announced for this Friday's Rampage, next week's Dynamite, the upcoming Forbidden Door show and more.
From there, we switch gears and get ready for our main event of the evening. With that said, the theme for Andrade El Idolo hits and out comes the leader of the Andrade Family Office for our final bout of this week's show.
It's time for the advertised Coffin Match between Andrade El Idolo and Darby Allin. As Andrade makes his entrance to the ring, we head to a pre-match commercial break.
When we return from the break, we hear the familiar sounds of Darby Allin's theme song. Out he comes for the headline bout as the crowd in Pittsburgh gives him a big ovation.
The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with this one. Darby is slow heading to the ring, which the commentators point out. As soon as the bell sounds, we see Darby's skateboard handed through the ring ropes.
Darby ends up getting his hands on it instead of Andrade, who was the intended recipient from The Blade -- a member of the A.F.O.
He whacks Andrade with said-skateboard and then the violence level turns up a few notches right out of the gate. Darby ends up on the defensive soon after this, as the action spills to the ringside area.
While duking it out on the floor, we see Darby get launched into the steel ring barricade before Andrade, who now has possession of the aforementioned skateboard, blasts Darby with it a few times.
As the brawl continues throughout the crowd, a "fan" seated in front of The Blade and other A.F.O. members stands up and removes a mask -- revealing himself to be none other than "The Icon" Sting.
Sting beats down The Blade and anyone else from the A.F.O. on hand, such as Marq Quen. Sting handles them with ease until Andrade gets involved. From there, Quen manages to get a steel chair, which he whacks "The Icon" with from behind.
Sting no-sells it and just stands up straight, looking out to the sea of fans in the Pittsburgh venue.
He beats Marq Quen down and then climbs up as the crowd goes berzerk -- and launches himself onto the A.F.O. members below. After that crazy spot from the old-timer, we head to a mid-match commercial break.
We return from the break to see complete chaos is still unfolding in various parts of the arena, with some A.F.O. members fighting in the crowd and at ringside. Meanwhile, Andrade and Darby are finally duking it out near the coffin that the winner must enclose the loser in.
After Andrade is rocked and then distracted while standing in the coffin outside of the ring, we see Darby build up a full head of steam from inside the ring. He then connects with a tope suicida through the ropes, splashing onto Andrade while he was standing in the coffin. This knocks Andrade down into the coffin.
Out comes Jose The Assistant with some thumbtacks. The Hardy Boyz end up coming out as well. Darby ends up planting Andrade on them and slams the coffin door closed for the victory.
His theme plays and he celebrates the win, soaking up the love from the Pittsburgh fans as The Hardy Boyz come out on top of the entrance stage and show Darby some love as well. That's how this week's show goes off the air. Thanks for joining us!
Winner: Darby Allin
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