Chris Jericho vs. Ortiz (Hair vs. Hair Match)
We are kicking off tonight’s “AEW Dynamite” in a major way as somebody is going to lose their hair! Ortiz wastes no time, attacking Chris Jericho straight away, and while Y2J tries to hit a Lionsault, Ortiz gets the knees up and continues his assault. The fight spills outside of the ring as Ortiz launches him into the barricade.
He then sits Jericho on the barber’s chair and begins reigning down with punches as Jericho then falls to the floor. Back in the ring and Jericho’s chest gets lit up with a chop and then a dropkick, but it only gets a near fall. Jericho turns things around with a few shots in the corner, and he then looks for a hurricanrana from the top rope, but Ortiz turns it into a powerbomb.
He follows that with a diving headbutt, but Jericho is once again able to kick out. Ortiz tries to hit a dive to the outside, but Jericho counters it with an elbow strike, and he follows it with a suplex from the apron to the floor. Back inside the ring and Jericho connects with a dropkick before dumping him to the outside.
Jericho then distracts the official while the rest of the Jericho Appreciation Society members take a few shots at him until Eddie Kingston grabs a steel chair to make them move. Ortiz gets back into the ring but he goes straight into a delayed vertical suplex.
Ortiz starts firing up though, throwing hands at Jericho to show his aggression, but the veteran then connects with a boot to the face. However, he spends too long bragging on the top rope, which allows Ortiz to poke him in the eyes as he then drops from the top turnbuckle straight to the mat, getting another near fall.
Jericho then looks for the Walls, but Ortiz reverses with a pinfall attempt and then a DDT, with Jericho once again kicking out. He then misses with a move from the top rope as Jericho hits the Codebreaker, but that just gets a two count. Ortiz then attempts a hurricanrana, but Jericho blocks it straight into the Walls Of Jericho in the middle of the ring.
Ortiz gets to the rope and the JAS tries to stop him, but Kingston brawls them until Santana and Wheeler Yuta appear to try to level the numbers game as things go wild outside the ring. With the official distracted Kingston gets in the ring and nails Jericho with his spinning back fist, but somehow Jericho kicks out just in time!
The official is distracted once again by Jake Hager, and out of nowhere Fuego Del Sol appears and nails Ortiz with a bat to the face, assisting Jericho to get the victory.
Winner: Chris Jericho
After the match Fuego takes off his mask…it’s SAMMY GUEVARA!
– Ortiz then takes the clippers away from the barber, and he just starts cutting his own hair. Kingston then says that Ortiz is a man of his word, and Ortiz just screams Blood & Guts at him while cutting his own hair.
Wardlow vs. 20 Plaintiffs
The security all surround the ring and Wardlow smashes a few off the apron which eliminates them. Then a group of them mob him but he pushes out and takes them all to the ground. One man grabs Wardlow’s leg but he just lets him hold it as he clotheslines others. Wardlow then grabs one of them and launches him out of the ring to take out another group.
Wardlow then gets a submission and pinfall at the same time as he then stacks up another four to eliminate them with a pinfall. Another man gets Powerbombed, and then so does another two, he stacks the three and gets rid of them all. He then wipes through another four opponents, with more Powerbombs as they all get pinned.
Another five Powerbombs take place, one man tries to jump from the top rope but gets caught and slammed onto them for Wardlow to win the match.
– After the match, Wardlow grabs Mark Sterling, but then Dan Lambert appears, saying if he messes with one member of ATT the entire team messes with him. He claims they could come from anywhere, and he then shows two UFC legends (Matt Hughes & Tyron Woodley) at ringside as Lambert tells them to get in and take them out.
Wardlow points out they’re from St. Louis, he thinks they’d be smarter than to take orders from Lambert as he would guess they’re from the same cloth. Instead, they send Sterling into the hands of Wardlow who nails him with another Powerbomb!
Dax Harwood vs. Will Ospreay
The two men grapple early as they look to gain advantage, with Will Ospreay then showing his athleticism by hitting a hurricanrana to drop his opponent. He follows up with a few chops in the corner, but Dax Harwood nails one of his own which drops Ospreay to the floor, following with a suplex and leg drop combination.
Harwood then launches Ospreay with a big back body drop. He follows it with an elbow strike and the two men then end up on the apron with the FTR star hitting more chops, only for Ospreay to slide underneath him as he pulls Harwood’s leg, getting him stuck in between the ring apron as he then dropkicks him into the steel stairs.
Back in the ring, Ospreay showcases his aggression, sending Harwood into the turnbuckles sternum first, which gets him a near fall. The New Japan star then locks in the abdominal stretch, but Dax gets out with a hip toss. Ospreay then handsprings back from the ropes only to be caught in mid-air, with Harwood hitting five consecutive German suplexes without release.
Harwwood then hits a sixth which sends him flying across the ring, but Dax then crashes and burns with an attempted diving headbutt, but Ospreay then shows him how it is done, nailing a great high-flying move that almost gets the job done. He then heads back to the top turnbuckle but Harwood cuts him off and literally chops him down to the apron.
Harwood sets Ospreay to launch him back into the ring, but he reverses into a crossbody! Ospreay then hits a powerbomb but Harwood rolls through with the jackknife, almost stealing the win! The United Empire star then launches himself over the top rope with a crossbody, and back in the ring he dives from the top rope to connect with an elbow to the head, which gets another near fall.