Welcome to Wrestle Purists’ coverage of AEW Dynamite on March 16th 2022.
Adam Cole & reDragon Defeated Hangman Adam Page, Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus:
Adam Cole pinned Jungle Boy
Backstage With Keith Lee, Ricky Starks & Powerhouse Hobbs:
Ricky Starks cuts a promo on Keith Lee and threatens that if Lee shows up on Rampage, Starks & Hobbs will attack him again. Lee says he left Starks lying on the mat like a bitch and welcomes the threat.
Kris Statlander Video Package:
Short highlights, then it appears to be a shot of Statlander wiping her face paint off
Bryan Danielson & Jon Moxley Defeated Wheeler Yuta & Chuck Taylor:
William Regal was on commentary. Moxley Submitted Wheeler Yuta. Yuta got a lot of shine during this. As The Best Friends were leaving, Yuta went back to the ring with William Regal, Jon Moxley & Bryan Danielson. Yuta offered Regal his hand but Regal slapped him and sent him away. Although, it did feel like Yuta will be with Regal, Danielson & Moxley soon.
Backstage With FTR:
FTR are asked why they sacked Tully Blanchard last week and they accuse Tully of being checked out and they want to be the best. The Young Bucks interrupt and say that FTR will always be the second best tag team. There was a Bret Hart tease here.
Backstage With The Acclaimed:
The Acclaimed cut a promo on Keith Lee, but Ricky Starks & Powerhouse Hobbs interrupt. Starks says that it is Max Casters responsibility to put Keith Lee away, and talks about new people coming in and taking the spotlight away from them. Swerve then interrupts Starks and cuts a promo putting himself over.
Chris Jericho Appreciation Society In-Ring Promo:
2.0 put over and introduce Jericho. Jericho then puts himself over like an ego-maniac and accuses fans and the AEW roster of not appreciating him. He mentions Eddie Kingston and the crowd starts chanting “Eddie!” loudly. He then says the Jericho appreciation society are different from the rest, and that he is a Sports Entertainer, which the crowd boos loudly. Daniel Garcia then gets on the mic and doesn’t seem happy about Sports Entertainer line, but swerves it and also calls himself a Sports Entertainer. Jericho then gives 2.0 new sports entertainer names; “Daddy Magic” Matt Minard (fka Matt Lee) and “Cool Hand Ang” Angelo Parker (fka Jeff Parker). Jericho finishes by giving Hager the mic to say that they are sports entertainers that beat up pro wrestlers.
Hikaru Shida/Serena Deeb Video Package:
Video package to hype up the ongoing feud between Shida & Deeb including promos from both women
Scorpio Sky (c) Defeated Wardlow (TNT Championship):
Shawn Spears distracted Wardlow and the referee, and MJF attacked Wardlow from behind, leading to the finish where Sky rolls up Wardlow. After the match American Top Team & Shawn Spears attack Wardlow as MJF watches, but Wardlow fights them off momentarily and gets his hands on MJF. Spears hits Wardlow with a chair from behind before he can hit MJF with anything. Spears then hits Wardlow in the head with a chair. MJF pays Dan Lambert and American Top Team leave. MJF then punches Wardlow with the Dynamite Diamond Ring
Backstage With Jade Cargill & Mark Sterling:
Cargill & Sterling cut a promo about wanting a challenger for Cargill’s 30th match.
The Hardys Defeated Private Party:
Jeff Hardy pinned Isiah Kassidy. After the match, the AFO came and surrounded the ring, but Darby Allin & Sting come out to make the save
Red Velvet Promo:
Red Velvet cuts a promo on Leyla Hirsch and puts over their match on Rampage this Friday.
Thunder Rosa Defeated Britt Baker (c) (AEW Womens Championship)
Fantastic Main Event. The crowd was strongly behind Rosa the whole way and popped huge when she pinned Baker. After the match Rosa was very emotional as she celebrated, Dustin Rhodes came to the ring to hug and congratulate her.