AEW Dynamite Results – Fight for the Fallen Episode (16/08/2023)
All Elite Wrestling presented a special edition of AEW Dynamite on August 16th, 2023, with the Fight for the Fallen episode that promised intense action, surprising twists, and a loaded card. Here’s a comprehensive breakdown of the night’s events:
Orange Cassidy Retains International Championship Against Wheeler Yuta
The show kicked off with an explosive match for the International Championship as Orange Cassidy defended his title against Wheeler Yuta. Both competitors showcased their growth and skills in the ring, surprising fans with their improved wrestling abilities. Yuta displayed an aggressive side, learned from his time with the Blackpool Combat Club, while Cassidy demonstrated his technical prowess. Cassidy emerged victorious after a hard-fought battle, but the celebration was short-lived.
BCC Assault and Eddie Kingston’s Return
As Cassidy celebrated his victory, Jon Moxley and Claudio Castagnoli emerged, attacking Cassidy. The assault didn’t go unanswered, as Chuck Taylor and Trent Beretta rushed to Cassidy’s aid, only to be overwhelmed as well. The chaos continued when The Lucha Bros stormed the scene, taking on BCC. The crowd erupted as Eddie Kingston made a surprise return to AEW, targeting Castagnoli. Kingston challenged BCC to a match at All In in a Stadium Stampede match, setting the stage for an intense showdown.
Nick Wayne & Darby Allin Overcome Gates of Agony
Nick Wayne and Darby Allin faced the imposing duo known as the Gates of Agony, consisting of Bishop Kaun and Toa Liona. The match was marked by chaos and high-impact moves, showcasing the resilience of Wayne and Allin against the size and power of their opponents. Despite the odds, Wayne and Allin secured the victory, with Sting appearing on the big screen to announce a Coffin match at All In on August 27th.
Adam Cole and MJF Exchange Words
Adam Cole and MJF engaged in a verbal confrontation, hyping up their upcoming match at All In. Their exchange was eventually disrupted by an attempted ambush from Aussie Open, which was swiftly thwarted by Cole and MJF, emphasizing their unity and dominance.
Jeff Jarrett Triumphs Over Jeff Hardy in Texas Chainsaw Massacre Deathmatch
In a unique clash, Jeff Hardy faced Jeff Jarrett in a Texas Chainsaw Massacre deathmatch. The match was characterized by chaos, with both competitors utilizing weapons and unexpected interventions from associates. While the match had its intense moments, it also faced some awkward moments during the picture-in-picture segment. In the end, Jarrett secured the victory after a series of chaotic encounters, including the surprise appearance of a “Leatherface” character.
Britt Baker Earns Spot at All In
The intense rivalry between The Bunny and Britt Baker came to a head, with Baker defeating her opponent to secure a spot at All In. Despite an interference from Penelope Ford, Baker showcased her tenacity and determination, ultimately emerging victorious.
Young Bucks Prevail Against The Gunns
In the main event of the evening, The Young Bucks took on The Gunns, consisting of Austin and Colten Gunn. The match displayed the evolution and improvements of The Gunns over the past year, but The Young Bucks’ experience and distinctive style prevailed. The Young Bucks secured the win, only to be confronted by Juice Robinson and Jay White, setting the stage for further confrontations and rivalries.
While not the most groundbreaking episode, AEW Dynamite’s Fight for the Fallen episode delivered a mix of intense matches, surprising returns, and storyline advancements. The standout matches included Orange Cassidy vs. Wheeler Yuta and the tag team clash between The Young Bucks and The Gunns. The segment featuring Chris Jericho and Don Callis added an intriguing layer to ongoing storylines. Despite some mixed moments, the show succeeded in keeping fans engaged and excited for the upcoming All In event.