AEW Dynamite Results and Takeaways, Apr 22: TNT Tournament Continues



AEW Dynamite Results and Highlights

Cody kicked off the show, running down the list of opponents he could face in the TNT Tournament. He hyped the championship and promised to win it at the end.

  • Darby Allin def. Sammy Guevara: Guevara viciously attacked Allin before the match could even begin, but Allin recovered and used the Last Supper to advance to the semifinals.

Matt Hardy said that Chris Jericho hasn’t responded to his challenge, and invited Sammy Guevara to his compound instead. Hardy promised to take down the Inner Circle to protect AEW.

  • Kenny Omega def. Alan Angels: Omega picked up an easy victory after hitting two back-to-back V-Triggers for the pinfall win.

Scorpio Sky cut a promo and talked about his wrestling career, noting that he almost retired due to a back problem, but SCU has allowed him to achieve his dreams.

  • Orange Cassidy def. Jimmy Havoc: Cassidy rolled up Havoc for the win after the match saw Trent, Penelope Ford, Kip Sabian and Chuck Taylor get involved at ringside.

MJF promised to return soon and win the AEW World Championship, as is currently on the sidelines due to an injury he sustained while gambling.

  • Wardlow def. Lee Johnson: MJF’s henchman destroyed Johnson and hit a twisting F5 to win the matchup.

Brodie Lee picked up a new member for the Dark Order after recognizing his talents and giving him a mask to join the creepy faction.

  • Brodie Lee def. Justin Law: A quick squash win for Lee saw him hit Law with the powerful discus lariat for the three count.

A new Bubbly Bunch video aired with all the Inner Circle members dancing around. Guevara’s moves made Jericho jealous, who claimed to win the dance-off.

  • Dustin Rhodes def. Kip Sabian: Rhodes vowed to retire if he couldn’t win this match, and with Brandi Rhodes neutralizing Penelope Ford, Rhodes hit the Code Red to advance to the semi-finals.


AEW Dynamite Takeaways

1. Great Change of Things

Last week’s Dynamite episode was legitimately bad and was deservingly beaten by NXT in ratings. AEW ramped things up this week, with some fantastic matches and promos throughout the show. The episode felt faster-paced and had things with great implications going into further shows.

This week also featured a lot of squash matches for one’s liking but that is the way AEW and NXT have become accustomed to at this point. Omega’s squash match against Angels was the perfect way to do a squash match, as it helped to put over his opponent, at the same time show off Omega’s skills.

2. Sowing the Seeds?

Chris Jericho is the most narcissistic personality in the whole of wrestling business. He doesn’t take losses lightly and will go out of his way to present himself as the best in the world. However, after Guevara won the dance battle during the Bubbly Bunch segment, Jericho didn’t appreciate it very much.

With Guevara’s show-off persona and Jericho’s inability to take losses, it could potentially be the beginning of an Inner Circle break-up.