It’s Wednesday night, and you know what that means …
All Elite Wrestling returns with the latest installment of their two-hour AEW on TBS television program, which this week emanates from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
On tap for tonight’s AEW Dynamite on TBS are appearances by Saraya and MJF, as well as Chris Jericho celebrating his ROH Championship victory with the Jericho Appreciation Society. Also scheduled is Chris Jericho’s first defense of the ROH title against former champion Bandido, Interim AEW Women’s World Champion Toni Storm defends against Serena Deeb, AEW World Champion Jon Moxley taking on Juice Robinson of NJPW in a World Title Eliminator match.
Featured below are complete AEW Dynamite results from the show held in Philadelphia, PA. on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. The following report was written by Matt Boone (@MattBoone0709) as the show aired live from 8-10pm EST. on TBS.
AEW DYNAMITE RESULTS (9/28/2022)
The show opens up with the usual theme and video opener and then we shoot inside the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA. where Excalibur welcomes us to the show. He mentions tonight being the start of a new era as we have a new AEW World Champion in Jon Moxley and a new ROH World Champion in Chris Jericho.
Chris Jericho’s ROH Championship Celebration With J.A.S.
From there, we hear “Judas” playing as Chris Jericho emerges with his newly won ROH Championship. The leader of the Jericho Appreciation Society heads to the ring with other members of the J.A.S. as fans sing along with his popular, catchy theme song.
The ROH Championship Celebration kicks things off on tonight’s show. The J.A.S. build up Chris Jericho’s big win last week at AEW Grand Slam and then Luigi the Pizza Guy is introduced. He spins some dough on his hand and makes faces as the J.A.S. tells the fans they don’t get any pizza. The fans react with a loud “We Want Pizza!” chant.
Finally, Jericho is introduced. He opens by saying, “You guys want pizza?” The crowd loudly responds “Yes!” Jericho quickly responds, “… well ya can’t have any.” Jericho talks about being the most viewed ROH Champion in history, gloating that in just one week he garnered more views with the ROH title than any past ROH Champion in history.
He goes on to mention his first title defense later tonight against former ROH Champion Bandido. He says he never got the rematch he deserved when he lost the title. He assures us, however, that he will not win it back because sports entertainers beat pro wrestlers every single time out.
Jericho tells Daniel Garcia he thinks he’s an amazing wrestler and sports entertainer. He tells Garcia he bought this gift just for him, As the fans chant “You’re a wrestler!” to Garcia, Jericho gives him his gift, a purple bucket hat to match the purple outfits they are all wearing, and an item Garcia has mentioned in the past in interviews.
Garcia throws the hat and he loses his cool. He says this is enough. He said he tolerated it to get into this business, but he thinks he’s finally had enough. He says now he wants to tell Jericho something he’s been meaning to get off his chest for a long time. “Chris, I think it’s time for me to …” before he can finish, Jericho covers the mic with his hand.
He warns Garcia to really think before he says what’s on his mind. He says this is a crossroads for him. He points out what’s at stake for him depending on his answer, noting he can get all his wildest dreams coming true with him, or he can get handled for crossing him. He asks him if he’s a sports entertainer or a wrestler. The fans again chant, “You’re a wrestler!” at Garcia.
Before he can answer, the theme song for Bryan Danielson hits and out comes “The American Dragon.” Danielson heads to the ring and tells Jericho it sounds like he’s trying to tell Garcia what he is. He tells Garcia he has an infinite amount of respect for him.
He tells him if he wants to stay with the J.A.S. he can. He says if he wants to come to join the Blackpool Combat Club, he can do that. He says he can train with whoever he wants and join whoever he wants. Jericho tells Danielson to shut his mouth. He says Daniel Garcia belongs to him and does what he tells him to do.
Garcia tells Jericho he wants to get one thing clear right now. He doesn’t belong to him and he doesn’t have to do anything he says. He says let’s get back to entertainment, because that’s what they’re all about, right? He says maybe he’ll wake up Luigi Primo and tossed pizza dough with him.
He asks Justin Roberts the ring announcer if they should be a tag-team. They ask the crowd if they think it would be entertaining if he were in a tag-team with Bryan Danielson. The crowd goes bonkers at that.
He says he thinks it would be entertaining to see himself and Bryan Danielson team up and take on Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara. Matt Menard speaks up and tells Garcia he should punch him in the face for turning his back on them. Danielson chimes in and says why doesn’t he do it right now?
He says he’s been told he can have a match against anyone tonight. He says Menard wants a fight, how about they fight right now. Now we have William Regal joining in on special guest commentary for this match.
Bryan Danielson vs. Matt Menard
The first match of tonight’s show is set and with Blackpool Combat Club’s Regal at the desk, the stage gets set for our opening contest, which will see “The American Dragon” Bryan Danielson going one-on-one against “Daddy Magic” Matt Menard.
We hear the bell sound and then some random music plays and the commentators joke about that after it is quickly cut off. Danielson and Menard go face-to-face and now they begin going at it as our first match of the evening gets underway.
Menard backs Danielson into a corner and starts drilling him in the dome with right and left hands. Danielson fights back. Menard starts taking over again and he begins chopping away at “The American Dragon” in the corner. Danielson starts no-selling the shots.
He fights back and climbs to the top. Menard shoves him all the way out to the floor at ringside. As he follows him out to continue his assault on the floor, we head to a mid-match commercial break.
As we settle back in from the break, we see Danielson in the offensive lead. After some outside interference from Angelo Parker leads to Menard taking over control of the match, we see Claudio Castagnoli run down and manhandle Parker, carrying him in the power-bomb position all the way from ringside to the backstage area.
Once left alone in one-on-one action, we see Danielson quickly connect with his running knee before slapping the LeBelle Lock on Menard. Menard quickly taps out and Danielson picks up the victory.
Winner: Bryan Danielson
Juice Robinson Makes AEW Debut Tonight …
After the match we see a video package hyping up tonight’s AEW World Championship eliminator bout between Jon Moxley and Juice Robinson. From there, the commentators mention MJF is coming up next and then we head to another quick commercial time out.
MJF, Wheeler Yuta Verbal Battle
Wheeler Yuta makes his way out when we return. He calls out MJF and tells him to come get the ass-whooping he deserves. MJF’s theme hits and out he comes. He addresses the fans in Philadelphia and says that’s where people live when they can’t afford to live in New York.
He then brings up Tony Schiavone being an embarrassment and calls him a chubby prick, referencing his attack on last week’s show. He then begins verbally laying into Wheeler Yuta, saying “daddy” had to put him on time out last week.
MJF makes some more local sports references. He brings this up himself and says it’s almost like he doesn’t care. He then says it’s because he’s paid so well he doesn’t care. MJF teases a match with Yuta tonight and then blows him off. He’ll have to wait until next week at the earliest.
He tells members of The Firm who come out to say his catchphrase as he walks off. That’s how the segment ends and then we head back to another commercial break.
AEW Championship Eliminator
Juice Robinson vs. Jon Moxley
We return from the break to a special vignette hyping Darby Allin vs. Jay Lethal in one-on-one action of next week’s anniversary edition of AEW Dynamite. From there, Juice Robinson’s theme hits and out comes “Rock Hard” to make his AEW Dynamite debut.
After he settles into the squared circle, the theme song for Jon Moxley plays. As “Wild Thing” plays, out comes the AEW Champion and Blackpool Combat Club member as William Regal settles in on commentary for this one.
As Moxley settles in at the ringside area, we see Robinson sneak attack him from behind and we’re off-and-running with this title eliminator. He beats him down a bit and then brings him into the ring, where the bell finally sounds to get this one officially off-and-running.
Following some back-and-forth action in the early goings, we see the two crash and fall through the middle and top-rope out to the floor awkwardly. After they get up, we see Robinson level Mox. He runs and hits a flip splash onto him as he was sitting up against the steel barricade. From there, we head to a mid-match commercial break as the match continues.
When we settle in from the break, we see Robinson going for another flip splash, this time off the ring apron onto Mox on a steel chair. Instead, Mox moves and Robinson flips and splashes onto the chair, which badly bends under the force of his fall.
As the action continues we see a bloody Mox start to fight back in the ring. He hits a diamond cutter out of nowhere for a close pin attempt. He then goes for an ankle lock but Robinson escapes. Juice ends up hitting pulp fiction shortly thereafter for a super close near fall.
Mox goes for a big high spot, which works out. He goes for the cover after a big running knee counter to Juice, but Juice kicks out. He locks hands with him and stomps the piss out of him before dropping down into an armbar. Juice immediately taps. Mox wins.
Winner: Jon Moxley
MJF & Wheeler Yuta Brawl, Jon Moxley & Hangman Page Staredown
After the match, we see a busted open, bloody Mox celebrating his win when the theme for “Hangman” Adam Page hits. The fans chant “Cowboy sh*t” as he power-walks to the ring. The two go face-to-face and then we see Mox back up and drop the title. Page backs up and drops something as well. The two look ready to duke it out now.
Before they can, MJF, who was shown during the last match in a luxary box with his chip in-hand, hops on the mic and tells them to calm down, pointing out that they aren’t really fighting each other to determine who will be champion, but instead who will be losing the championship to him.
As he continues talking trash, out of nowhere we see Wheeler Yuta appear behind him in the luxary box. The brawl begins with those two and Yuta puts it on MJF as the camera cuts back to Mox and Hangman staring each other down in the ring the entire time. The segment ends soon after that.
Saraya Jade Bevis Makes Debut Comments
When we return from the break, Saraya Jade Bevis’ theme hits and out she comes to make her first comments since joining AEW after her debut on last week’s Grand Slam special edition of Dynamite.
She comes out and talks about the road she took to get to AEW and says she’s going to be the revolution of the scene in the company because she is the revolution of wrestling. The fans chant, “This is your house!”
The former WWE Superstar known as Paige then responds to some comments made to her off-camera by one of the producers or something. She yells at them not to give her time cues or wrap her up. She then tells the ladies in AEW to come out here.
Several members of the AEW women’s division make their way out and fill up the ring behind Saraya. She then says she wants to re-introduce them. She starts with Interim AEW Women’s Champion Toni Storm. As they continue to talk, she is interrupted by Dr. Britt Baker, Rebel and Jamie Hayter.
She tells Saraya until she proves herself, she’s just a “shiney new toy” and “another catchphrase.” She claims to be the true face of the women’s division and the company. She says she literally put the blood, sweat, tears and her neck — which unlike Saraya’s is actually strong enough to handle it — on-the-line for the company.
She mocks her for people not even knowing how to pronounce her name. Saraya says something that has to be beeped off the broadcast when referencing something Britt Baker’s name rhymes with. Baker says she doesn’t like Saraya but she respects her.
AEW Interim Women’s Championship Lumberjack Match
Toni Storm (C) vs. Serena Deeb
Baker then finishes up her promo and calls out Serena Deeb for her scheduled showdown for the Interim Women’s Championship against Toni Storm. She tells the people to get out of the ring because their five seconds of fame are over. Baker has Deeb readybut Saraya tells everyone to hold on.
She says since she has a boss that finally listens to her, she has talked to him and they have decided to make this a lumberjack match for the championship. The bell sounds and this one is off-and-running. We hear Saraya join the gang on commentary as this one gets underway.
Storm and Deeb trade some back-and-forth offense, with the lumberjacks immediately playing a factor every-and-anytime someone is knocked out to the floor. The two begin to go at it in the ring without any “funny business” as Saraya mentions on commentary. We see Storm nearly submitted by Deeb but the Interim Women’s Champion hangs on.
As Deeb and Storm go at it some more, we see Deeb lock Storm in a number of additional dangerous-looking submission attempts. Storm keeps surviving them. She hits a Storm Zero and goes for the cover but somehow Deeb kicks out. Finally, an avalanche pile driver off the top-rope gets the three-count for Storm.
With the win, Storm retains the title. Saraya pops loudly for the finish and then heads to the ring to celebrate with her afterwards.
Winner and STILL AEW Interim Women’s Champion: Toni Storm
The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn Hype National Scissor Day Next Week
We shoot backstage where Tony Schiavone is standing by with The Acclaimed. The new AEW World Tag-Team Champions have a ton of energy and along with Billy Gunn, hype up next week being national scissor day. They mention having a contract to defend the titles against any team.
Keith Lee walks up and mentions Gunn getting involved being the only reason he and Shane “Swerve” Strickland, who he notes is not here tonight, lost the titles to The Acclaimed. Gunn says he’s only got two words for him — “scissor me.” We head to another commercial break after this.
Ricky Starks vs. Eli Isom
We return to a quick segment featuring Andrade El Idolo and Private Party. Matt Hardy comes in and delivers a quick message to Isiah Kassidy and Marq Quen before we head back to the ring.
The theme for “Absolute” Ricky Starks hits and he makes his way to the ring, where his opponent, Eli Isom, is already in the ring waiting for him. The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running with this one.
Almost as fast as the bell sounded the first time, we heard it a second time, as Starks hits his finisher to pick up the easy squash match victory here on AEW Dynamite.
Winner: Ricky Starks
Bandido vs. Chris Jericho (C)
Now we gear up for our main event of the evening. Bobby Cruise, the ROH ring announcer, handles the pre-match ring introductions for the challenger, Bandido, and the new champion, Chris Jericho.
Also joining the gang is the ROH commentator. He is introduced by Excalibur and company and he prepares the call for our final match of the evening, which will feature the first defense of Chris Jericho’s ROH Championship reign.
The theme for Bandido plays and out he comes. He settles in the ring as the commentators school fans unfamiliar with him on who he is. His music then dies down and we await the introduction of the champ.
Now “Judas” plays and the fans sing along as the leader of the J.A.S., Chris Jericho, emerges from the back and makes his walk to the ring for his first defense of his newly won ROH Championship.
The bell sounds and Chris Jericho makes a mockery of the honor code in ROH matches, doing an overly “hip” handshake with Bandido, which ended with him flipping him off and sneak-attacking him to get this match off-and-running.
We see some early exchanges and then Bandido actually starts to quickly take over on offense. He knocks Jericho out to the floor and then continues his attack by launching himself out to the floor for a big high spot that connects. After that, we head to a mid-match commercial break as the action continues.
As we settle back in from the break, we see Jericho try and take it to Bandido, however he is blasted by a super kick on the way down off the top-rope. Bandido follows that up with a one-armed suplex on Jericho, holding the ROH Champion up in the air for over 30 seconds as the crowd counted along one second at a time — loudly. Great stuff. The crowd is eating out of the palm of his hand ever since that spot.
The action continues as Jericho starts to shift the offensive momentum into his favor after connecting with a counter Code-breaker on Bandido. He doesn’t enjoy a lengthy run in the offensive driver’s seat, however, as Bandido hurricanranas him to the floor at ringside in a wild high spot just as we head into a second mid-match commercial break. Our main event wraps up after this, the final break of tonight’s show.
We return from the break and we see blood all over the outside of Bandido’s white mask. The commentators inform us that Jericho busted Bandido’s nose and that the J.A.S. leader is going to zero in on Bandido’s broken snout. The ROH Champion does indeed begin to settle into a comfortable offensive lead now, as Jericho comes closer and closer to finishing off Bandido on multiple pin attempts.
The action builds to a big spot where Bandido hooks Jericho as both are standing on the tip-top rope. He hoists him up in the body slam position and hits a moonsault into a fall-away slam on Jericho. Un-freakin-real. Truly crazy stuff. Especially for Jericho to take at this point in his career. The crowd reacted as such. Bandido goes for the cover, but somehow Jericho kicks out.
Moments later, Bandido hits the 21-plex into a bridge pin attempt, but again Jericho somehow kicks out once more. Jericho finally stops his honorable fighting and he pokes Bandido in the eyes and yanks his mask down. He then rolls him up but Bandido kicks out. Jericho ends up slapping the Liontamer / Walls of Jericho on him and Bandido taps out. Jericho retains the ROH Championship in an excellent first defense.
Winner and STILL ROH Champion: Chris Jericho
The Ring Of Jericho Era Begins …
After the match, Jericho says the “Ring of Jericho” era begins now and he’s out to destroy the ROH legacy and anyone who has ever held the ROH title. He says that continues with Bryan Danielson, on October 12th, in his home country in an ROH Championship showdown.
He once again mentions he’ll destroy every past ROH champion, commentator, referee and ring announcer. He then decks the ROH ring announcer and beats him down. He hoists his ROH Championship up high in the air and that’s how this week’s show goes off the air. Thanks for joining us!
#AEWDynamite is TONIGHT LIVE at 8pm ET/7pm CT on @TBSNetwork
-AEW World Title Eliminator @JonMoxley v Juice Robinson
-ROH World Title @IAmJericho v @bandidowrestler
-AEW Interim Women’s World Title Toni Storm v @SerenaDeeb
-We hear from @Saraya
–@The_MJF appears LIVE pic.twitter.com/IA7Y2Cuazx
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) September 28, 2022