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AEW Dynamite
August 3rd, 2022
Schottenstein Center
Columbus, Ohio

Welcome to our live coverage of AEW Dynamite, which is emanating from The Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio. Announced for tonight's show, Powerhouse Hobbs will make his return to in-ring competition, AEW women's champion Thunder Rosa will team up with Toni Storm to take on Britt Baker and Jamie Hayter, The Acclaimed will battle The Gunn Club in a Dumpster match, Jay Lethal will take on Orange Cassidy, The Undisputed Elite will make their returns to AEW, Christian Cage will take on Matt Hardy, and Chris Jericho will take on Wheeler Yuta with Chris Jericho's number one contendership on the line. 

Match 1: Orange Cassidy vs Jay Lethal 

- The match starts off with Cassidy rolling up Lethal for a one count, followed by a shoulder block onto Lethal, Lethal then hits a shoulder tackle of his own onto Cassidy, Lethal then goes for the Lethal injection but Cassidy lands a dropkick to the back of Lethal with his hands in his pockets, Cassidy then parody kicks Lethal up the ramp, Satnam Singh then confronts Cassidy on the apron but Cassidy rolls down the ramp, Chuck Taylor then walks out with Trent on his shoulders, Cassidy then hits a crossbody onto Lethal from the top rope, Lethal then hits a dragonscrew legwhip on Cassidy, Lethal then hits a running dropkick into the steel steps onto the leg of Cassidy as we go to commercial break.

*Commercial break*

- We are back from commercial as we see Lethal stomp at the leg of Cassidy, Lethal then hits a dragonscrew legwhip on Cassidy from the second rope, Cassidy then hits the stun dog millionaire on Lethal, Lethal then goes to the top rope but Cassidy rolls away, Cassidy then hits a leaping DDT from the second rope onto Lehal to pick up a nearfall, Cassidy then hits the beach break on Lethal to secure a nearfall, Lethal then superkicks the knee of Cassidy, Lethal then hits the Lethal injection on Cassidy to secure the pinfall victory.

Winner via pinfall: Jay Lethal at 12:18. 

- After the match, Sonjay Dutt and Satnam Singh come to the ring, Lethal says that Wardlow wanted to protect his new best friend Orange Cassidy, Lethal tells Wardlow to come out or he's going to break Cassidy's leg, The Best Friends then come out, followed by Wardlow, Sonjay says that Lethal isn't going to fight Wardlow right now because he just had a match, Dutt challenges Wardlow to put up the TNT championship against Jay Lethal at Battle Of The Belts 3, Wardlow accepts. 

- The Undisputed Elite make their entrance, Cole asks the fans who's ready for story time, Cole says that it feels good to be back in this ring with his friends, Cole says that he's still not medically cleared, Cole says that as a great leader you figure out what you can fix, Cole says that loyalty is everything, Cole says that the Bucks can't participate in the trios tournament, Cole says that the Bucks won't be physical capable of competing, Cole, Fish, and O'Reilly then beat down The Bucks, Cole is then about to jump off the top rope but "Hangman" Adam Page makes the save with a pipe, Cole, O'Reilly, and Fish then retreat up the ramp, Page then helps up Matt Jackson.

- We see footage from earlier in the parking lot, Jungle Boy attempts to run over Christian Cage but security hold him back.

Match 2: Britt Baker and Jamie Hayter vs Thunder Rosa and Toni Storm 

- The match starts off with Britt and Rosa, Hayter then knocks Toni off the apron, Rosa then hits a backsuplex on Britt, Rosa then hits a dropkick onto Hayter, followed a closeline, Toni and Rosa then hit a doubleteam suplex on Hayter, Hayter then hits a stiff forearm to the face of Rosa, Britt then chokes Rosa against the bottom rope as we go to commercial break.

*Commercial break*

- We are back from commercial as we see Rosa hit a stunner on Hayter, Toni then hits a crossbody from the top rope onto Hayer, Toni then hits another crossbody from the top rope onto Hayter, Rosa then hits a death valley driver on Britt, Britt then hits an air raid crash from the second rope on Storm, Britt then hits the curbstomp on Toni, Britt goes for the pinfall but Rosa breaks it up with a dropkick to the back, Britt and Rosa then exchange a series of punches and chops, Britt then hits an air raid crash on Rosa, Rosa and Toni then hit a double German suplex on Britt and Hayter, Storm then accidentally hits a hip attack onto Rosa In the corner, Hayter then hits a lariat on Toni to secure the pinfall victory.

Winners via pinfall: Jamie Hayter and Britt Baker at 12:04.

- We find out that Tay Conti and Sammy Guevara aren't here tonight due to them getting married, Eddie Kingston then challenges Sammy to a match at All Out. 

- Taz announces that Team Taz is officially over. 

Match 3: Powerhouse Hobbs vs Ren Jones

- The match starts off with Hobbs splashing Ren into the corner, Hobbs then hits a running powerslam on Ren, followed by a lariat to secure the pinfall victory.

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Winner via pinfall: Powerhouse Hobbs at 0:52.

- After the match, Ricky Starks runs down to the ring, both Starks and Hobbs begin to brawl but Hobbs gets the better of the two with a spinebuster before leaving up the ramp.

- Jim Ross makes his entrance his do commentary for the second hour of Dynamite. 

Match 4: Matt Hardy vs Christian Cage 

- The match starts off with Matt taking down Christian and landing a series of punches, Matt then lands a series of punches onto Matt in the corner, Christian then lands a series of punches onto Matt in the corner, Matt then slams Christian face first against the apron, Matt then repeatedly sends Christian face first into the turnbuckles, Matt then hits a powerbomb on Christian to secure a nearfall, Christian then pushes Matt into the steel steps, Christian then hits a running knee to the face of Matt against the steps as we go to commercial break.

*Commercial break*

- We are back from commercial as we see Matt hit a superplex from the top rope on Christian, both men then exchange a series of punches, Matt then hits a back bodydrop on Christian, followed by ten punches in the corner, Matt then hits a back bodydrop on Christian from the middle rope, Christian then hits a diving headbutt on Christian from the top rope, Christian then chokes Matt against the bottom rope, Matt then hits the side effect on Christian to secure a nearfall, Matt then hits a side effect on Christian on the apron, Matt then goes for a running elbow drop onto Christian threw a table but Christian moves out of the way, Christian then hits the killswitch on Matt to secure the pinfall victory.

Winner via pinfall: Christian Cage at 11:06. 

- After the match, Christian attempts to smash Matt's head with chairs but Luchasaurus distracts him, Jungle Boy then attempts to jump Christian from behind but Christian retreats through the crowd. 

-Ethan Page is in the ring, Ethan Page asks why he isn't on TV every week, why doesn't he have an action figure, Page says that he deserves better, Page says that the fans aren't buying his shirt but they're buying Punk's, Page says that the company is leaving money on the table by not using him. Stokely Hathaway then gives Page hos business card, both men leave together up the ramp. 

Match 5: Dumpster match: The Acclaimed vs The Gunn Club 

- The match starts off with The Acclaimed jumping Billy, Colten, and Austin with a trashcan, The Acclaimed them rap, Bowens then hits a suplex on Austin and Colten on the outside, Austin then slams the lid of the Dumpster on top of Bowen's head, The Gunns then powerbomb Bowens into the dumpster, The Acclaimed then hit Austin and Colten with cooking sheets as we go to commercial break.

*Commercial break*

- We are back from commercial as we see Bowens and Austin brawling on top of the dumpster,, Austin then throws Bowens off the dumpster onto trashcans, Colten then suplexes Caster on the stage, Colten then hits a neckbreaker on Bowens on the ramp, Bowens then hits Colten with a garbage can, Caster then throws Austin off the stage into a dumpster, Caster then hits an elbowdrop off the stage onto Colten through a table, Caster then closes the dumpster to secure the victory.

Winners: The Acclaimed at 8:05.

- After the match, The Acclaimed push the dumpster off the stage with Colten and Austin still trapped inside. 

Match 6: Chris Jericho vs Yuta Wheeler

-Claudio comes out to even the odds, Yuta then chops Jericho in the corner, Yuta then lands a series of punches onto Jericho on the outside, Yuta tries to get back in the ring but Menard holds his leg, Menard and Parker are then sent to the back by Aubrey Edwards, Jericho then knocks Yuta off the top rope as we go to commercial break.

*Commercial break*

- We are back from commercial as we see Yuta land a series of strikes to the face of Jericho, Yuta then hits a flying closeline from the top rope onto Jericho, both men then crossbody each other, both men then slap each other in the ring, Yuta then hits five German suplexes on Jericho to secure a nearfall, Jericho then locks in the walls of Jericho on Yuta but Yuta Is able to reach the bottom rope, Yuta then hits three tope suicidas on Jericho, Jericho then hits a backbreaker on Yuta, Jericho then goes for the lionsault but Yuta gets his knees up, Jericho then hits the codebreaker on Yuta in midair to secure a nearfall, Yuta then locks Jericho in the STF but Jericho grabs the bat, Jericho then hits a lowblow on Yuta behind the referee's back, Jericho then locks in the walls of Jericho to secure the submission victory. 

Winner via submission: Chris Jericho at 12:32.

- After the match, Jericho doesn't let go of the hold, Moxley then makes the save through the crowd as Jericho retreats.