AEW Dynamite Results (9/8/21)
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Tonight aims to be one of the biggest nights of AEW Dynamite to date as we will see appearances from CM Punk and new stars in the fold with Bryan Danielson and Adam Cole. Plus another new star in Ruby Soho will make her singles debut against Jamie Hayter and in his hometown of Cincinnati, Jon Moxley will battle New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s Minoru Suzuki!
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September 8, 2021, Cincinnati, OH
Commentary: Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone & Taz
Malakai Black vs. Dustin Rhodes
Dustin and Black battle it out and it doesn’t take long for matters to turn to the outside. Dustin goes to attempt a Destroyer through the medical table, but Malakai back suplexes him through it instead. Aubrey goes to check on him as Black removes the turnbuckle. Black breaks the count to attack further and gets him back in the ring. Dustin fights back but Black grounds him with a rear naked choke. Black heel hooks Dustin. Rope break eventually occurs.
Dustin heavily favors his right leg ever since the table spot and Black has made it a major focus. Shots are traded between the two and Dustin gets his signature uppercut in plus the snap powerslam for two.
Cincy is clapping like wild for Dustin. Sunset flip from Dustin and he gets a two count. Ten punch in the corner, but Black kicks him in the leg to stop him at six. Black sizes Dustin up and nails a running knee strike. Near fall. Black goes under the ring and pulls out Cody’s boot from under the ring. He tosses it to Dustin. Black laughs at Dustin. Rhodes takes it to Malakai and then hits his Canadian Destroyer. 1-2-no! “You still got it” chants. Dustin goes for a suplex but Black evades. Dustin goes for a running bulldog, but Malakai trips him up into the open buckle and then connects with the Black Mass for the win.
WINNER: Malakai Black
The Lucha Bros and Alex Abrahantes talk about their major Tag Title victory on Sunday and they accepts all challengers if they have the guts. Punk is up next.
We see Eddie Kingston. He takes exception to Miro cheating and says as much that God doesn’t discriminate. Miro says he’s going to offer Eddie’s bones to his bride and his to to his God.
CM Punk comes out and shouts Cincinnati. He thanks Darby, Sting and the fans for All Out. He says getting back in the ring is like riding a violent bicycle. “You still got it” chants. Punk puts over Mox vs. Suzuki in the main event. Brian Pillman Jr.’s aunt Linda is in the crowd and he calls her an angel. Punk then puts over Ruby Soho, mentions Adam Cole and then Bryan Danielson which leads to “Yes” chants. First person he texted was April (AJ Lee) and she asked him “what’s next?” He starts polling the crowd. Suddenly Taz gets off commentary and grabs the mic. Punk wants to give Taz the time and tells him to not interrupt him again. Taz gets pissed and tells him to not mention facing any member of Team Taz again. Punk says to send Starks, send Hook and send Hobbs. Heck about all four of you? Beat me if you can, survive if I let you!” Punk states.
Punk fist bumps the fans before having a staredown with Hobbs and Hook on stage. Hobbs fights next.