AEW Dynamite Review – January 31, 2024

AEW Dynamite Review – January 31, 2024

Relaxed Rules Match
Jon Moxley vs. Jeff Hardy

Jeff Hardy catches Jon Moxley in the corner and sends him to the outside where he leaps onto him off the apron then Hardy is choking out Moxley with a shirt before Moxley comes back with a tope.

Back inside Moxley takes Hardy to the mat and ties him up between his legs in submission before delivering kicks on him.

Moxley starts tossing Hardy around the barricades next to the CMLL luchadores before Hardy whips Moxley right into their laps as Moxley gets into a shoving match with them.

They keep fighting on the outside as Hardy uses a chair before they go to picture in picture.

After the break Moxley has Excalibur’s pen that he’s trying to stab Hardy’s ear with before Moxley comes back with elbows and hits a piledriver for a two count.

They fight on the apron as Hardy hits Twist Of Fate as Hardy stays in control and heads to the top rope but Moxley stops him as he rakes his back and hits a superplex.

Bit of back and forth before Moxley hits a cutter before Hardy comes back with a Russian leg sweep and pins Moxley down for a two count.

Hardy hits a stunner then a Twist Of Fate then goes to the top rope but misses Swanton Bomb. Moxley hooks on the Rear Naked Choke as the referee calls off the match.

Winner By Submission: Jon Moxley

After the match Moxley goes to shake Hardy’s hand after but he flips him off and leaves. The CMLL luchadores run in and attack Moxley before Matt Menard, Angelo Parker, Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal run out to chase them away.

Hangman Page vs. Toa Liona

Toa Liona starts the match in control before Hangman Page is able to hold the top rope and make Liona spill to the outside.

Liona runs back in and tosses Page to the outside before hitting him with a crossbody off the apron.

Page tries to mount a comeback before Liona pounces him right against the ropes before he spills to the outside as we go to picture in picture.

After the break Liona is in control by hitting a diving headbutt to an upside down Page in the corner followed by a leg drop on the apron attempt that Page is able to dodge.

Page hits a couple of dives to the outside before hitting a top rope crossbody for a two count.

Back & forth with Page knocking down Liona with a lariat and Dead Eye but Liona gets right back up and knocks Page down with a headbutt.

Page is able to dodge a moonsault from Liona to the outside and hits one of his own sending Liona back in and trying Buckshot Lariat but Liona ducks it before Page puts on a crucifix pin for the win.

Winner: Hangman Page

We see the arrival of Young Bucks from earlier today coming out of a limousine as they are handed tonight’s format. Nicholas Jackson gets upset that they are called Matt & Nick and tells him to never let him do it again and gives him a $500 fine. Matthew Jackson apologizes for his brother being a hothead but tells him to pay the fine anyway.

Wardlow vs. Komander

Komander tries to use his speed to deliver kicks before Wardlow catches him and pops him up into a powerslam.

Wardlow picks up Komander & spins him and drops him before looking at himself on the screen and posing.

Wardlow goes after Komander on the outside and he comes back with headscissors sending Wardlow into the steel steps.

Wardlow tries to fight off Komander on the apron but he’s too fast and runs the ropes knocking down Wardlow with a dropkick before hitting Phoenix Splash for a two count.

Wardlow comes back with a powerslam and teases powerbombing Komander before setting him in the corner and hitting a knee followed by the powerbomb for the win.

Winner: Wardlow

After the match Undisputed Kingdom attacks Komander until Best Friends come out to stop them. Roderick Strong thanks them for coming out then leaves.

Tony Schiavone has a sit down with AEW World Tag Team Champions Ricky Starks & Big Bill, Sting & Darby Allin as Starks talks about respect and talks about Sting’s journey here starting with him at Revolution 2021. Starks says it doesn’t sit right that Sting’s 1st win was against him. Allin calls all this a load of shit and says that Starks doesn’t respect anybody and says Sting’s career is not a stepping stone. Starks says next week they are going to retain the AEW World Tag Team Titles and then he’s going to get his lick back on Sting and the chip on his shoulder ends his week and he will make sure Sting doesn’t make it to his retirement match. Bill chimes in and says next week they will take all their frustrations on Sting & Allin. Sting said he admired Starks in those days as he was the only one who talked smack but he has to earn his respect as far as Bill he’s just another big man he’s faced but they were killers and he’s not sure about Bill yet. Allin says the only person he should blame is himself as Starks tosses water in his face. Starks tells him to hit him.

Chris Jericho vs. Kyle Fletcher

Chris Jericho & Kyle Fletcher starts the match fast & hard with Kyle Fletcher hitting a Michinoku Driver for a two count.

Jericho comes back by knocking Fletcher off the apron with a dropkick.

Jericho follows him to the outside but starts chasing Don Callis to the back as Fletcher attacks Jericho from behind.

Jericho gains control in the ring but Powerhouse Hobbs distracts the referee as Callis trips up Jericho going into picture in picture.

After the break Fletcher is in control still by hitting a brainbuster before Jericho comes back with a pair of shoulder tackles and a double sledgehammer off the top rope.

Jericho goes for Lionsault but Hobbs punches him during it as Aubrey Edwards is somehow distracted by Don Callis.

Jericho is able to catch Fletcher and puts him in the Walls Of Jericho but Fletcher eventually crawls and grabs the bottom rope before Jericho hits Codebreaker for a two count.

Jericho heads to the top rope but Fletcher stops him with a kick and hits a brainbuster.

They go back & forth before Fletcher kicks Jericho on the outside where he stops a diving Fletcher with a Judas Effect then sends Hobbs into the steps.

He heads to the top rope and hits a flying Judas Effect for the win.

Winner: Chris Jericho

After the match Konosuke Takeshita comes out and stares down Jericho ahead of their match next week.

We have a video from Deonna Purrazzo where she talks about all the tattoos she has including the duck one she got with Toni Storm and asks Storm what it means to her.

Bang Bang Scissor Gang make their way to the ring as Jay White says even though he’s a fan of scissoring they have their own thing as they put their guns up. Trios Champion Max Caster says you are looking at the 6 men who have dominated the trios division. Caster says they have someone missing and tells Trios Champion Anthony Bowens to get Switchboard. Colten Gunn says they fired him so tells Austin Gunn to get the Juice Board. Trios Champion Billy Gunn cuts off Austin from doing his intro and says he’s been doing this before he was born. They all do their phrases before ending this segment that didn’t really have a purpose.

Taya Valkyrie vs. Deonna Purrazzo

Deonna Purrazzo starts the match working on Taya Valkyrie’s left arm but she is able to hit a leg sweep and starts working on Purrazzo’s knee.

Purrazzo starts chasing Johnny TV on the outside and this distraction causes Valkyrie to spear Purrazzo on the ramp.

Valkyrie tosses Purrazzo into the steel steps and makes out with Johnny as we go to picture in picture.

After the break Purrazzo take down Valkyrie with a pump kick then they take it to the outside where Purrazzo gets in Women’s Champion Toni Storm’s face just for Purrazzo to toss Valkyrie into Storm.

Back inside Purrazzo starts locking Valkyrie’s arms together for the submission win.

Winner By Submission: Deonna Purrazzo

Backstage Renee Paquette is with Darby Allin and asks him about his admiration for the Young Bucks before Young Bucks cut in as it looks like that line was fed to Paquette by them. Matthew Jackson asks why Allin is letting a 65 year old leech take money out of his pocket and long after Sting’s gone, he has a really good idea for a new gimmick for Allin calling themselves a goth trio. Nicholas Jackson calls Allin unprofessional and asks if he has a problem with them. Darby says only the AEW World Tag Team Titles are on his mind and he walks off.

Hardcore Match
Swerve Strickland vs. Rob Van Dam

Rob Van Dam tosses a chair into Swerve Strickland’s face to start the match then they take it to the outside where RVD whips Swerve into the barricades and hits him with kicks.

RVD sends Strickland to the ring where he hits him with a leg drop on the apron.

RVD drapes Swerve on the barricade and hits him with his spinning roundhouse kick as we go to picture in picture.

After the break RVD goes crashing into a chair that was wedged in the corner.

RVD comes back with a Rolling Thunder but gets caught by Strickland in the corner who hits a sitout powerbomb to RVD on top of a chair for a two count.

RVD drapes Strickland on the ropes and heads to the top rope but gets pushed off by Brian Cage then FTW Champion Hook runs out with a chair and fights Cage to the back.

A bit of back & forth before taking it back to the outside before Strickland sits RVD on a chair and takes him out with a stomp off the apron.

Back inside RVD tosses a chair into Strickland’s face while he’s on the top rope causing him to fall off onto a table that was on the outside.

RVD sandwiches Strickland between two chairs then heads to the top rope but misses 5 Star Frog Splash then Strickland hits House Call with a chair but only gets a two count.

They both head to the top rope before Strickland pushes him off and hits Swerve Stomp for the win.

Winner: Swerve Strickland

After the match Hangman Page comes out and congratulates Swerve Strickland and says since they are both undefeated he assumes they are both on top of the rankings list. Page tells Strickland that he is the next AEW World Champion and not Strickland as Strickland brings up beating Page twice and not having anything left to prove to him or anyone else, and Page is just upset that he can’t beat him. Page says that man 2 man Strickland can’t lace his boots as he always had help in the other matches. Strickland says he will give him another match and after that they are done. They make the match official for next week and the winner will face Samoa Joe at Revolution.

Friday’s Rampage

Tag Team Match
Private Party (Isiah Kassidy & Marq Quen) vs. Top Flight (Dante Martin & Darius Martin)

Non Title Match
AEW World Tag Team Champions Ricky Starks & Big Bill vs. Dark Order (John Silver & Alex Reynolds) (If Dark Order wins they get a AEW World Tag Team Titles Match)

Queen Aminata vs. Willow Nightingale

8 Man Tag Team Match
Mascara Dorada, Hechicero, Volador Jr & Mistico vs. Christopher Daniels, Matt Sydal, Matt Menard & Angelo Parker

Saturday’s Collision

Bryan Danielson vs. Hechicero

Non Title Match
Continental Crown Champion Eddie Kingston vs. Bryan Keith

Next Week’s Dynamite

AEW World Tag Team Titles Match
Ricky Starks & Big Bill (c) vs. Darby Allin & Sting

Chris Jericho vs. Konosuke Takeshita

AEW World Title #1 Contenders Match
Swerve Strickland vs. Hangman Page

Trios Match
Blackpool Combat Club (Claudio Castagnoli, Bryan Danielson & Jon Moxley) vs. Mascara Dorada, Hechicero & Volador Jr