AEW Dynamite Results – June 7, 2023 – White vs. Starks

Results by Alex Kahrs of

June 7, 2023
Colorado Springs, Colorado – Broadmoor World Arena
Commentary: Excalibur, Taz & Tony Schiavone

Quick Match Results

  1. AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy (c) defeated Swerve Strickland via roll up while holding the tights
  2. Trios Match: Blackpool Combat Club (Jon Moxley, Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta) defeated CHAOS (Rocky Romero & Best Friends) via bulldog choke by Moxley on Romero
  3. Texas Tornado Tag Team Match: “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry & HOOK defeated La Faccion Ingoberable (Dralistico & Preston Vance) via Snare Trap by Jungle Boy on Dralistico
  4. Konosuke Takeshita defeated Damon Ace via knee strike
  5. TBS Championship Open Challenge Match: Kris Statlander (c) defeated Anna Jay A.S. via tombstone piledriver
  6. Jay White defeated Ricky Starks via Blade Runner after the Gunns attacked Starks

AEW International Championship
Orange Cassidy (c) vs. Swerve Strickland

We start off a little slow here before the champ gets his hands in his pockets, leading to a flurry of offense on the challenger…but Swerve lands on his feet quickly, putting this to an end. Swerve avoids another attack from the champ, who ends up having to take a breather on the ropes as Swerve taunts him. The challenger goes to work on Cassidy, getting a set of nearfalls as he goes, until the champ gets the ropes to escape…but Swerve pulls him away just before he can grab the rope!

Swerve is focused on the injured hand of the champion, but Cassidy turns things around with a modified stretch hold as he goes after the hand of Swerve in retaliation. Cassidy goes for a running DDT but Swerve avoids it, leaving to the outside before taunting the champion! Cassidy heads out of the ring, but this becomes an issue for him as Swerve goes right back to work on the injured hand before bringing the champ back into the ring.

Swerve still in control as he takes Cassidy to the corner with a hammer throw before putting the champ on his shoulders, but Orange brings both men over the top rope…where he remains on the shoulders of the challenger! Cassidy finally drops off, rushing back in the ring where he’s intercepted by Strickland, who sends the champion over and onto the apron. The two go at it on the apron, a battle that climbs up to the top turnbuckle…and ends with both men falling to the floor as we go to picture-in-picture!

Picture-in-Picture: The battle continues on the outside as both men get back to their feet, going at it at ringside until Prince Nana gets involved. This gives an advantage to Strickland as he goes back on the attack, bringing the champ back into the ring for a nearfall. Swerve goes back to work on Cassidy now, locking in a nerve pinch until the champ fights out of it as we come back from the break!

Both men are back on their feet trading blows, until the champ gets Swerve with a kick…but can’t lift Strickland up for the Beach Break! Strickland goes back after the champ, who takes him down with a Stundog Millionaire! Swerve is back to his feet as Orange goes back after him, and both men end up down on the canvas as a result.

They slowly get back to their feet, and Swerve hits a series of body shots that is met with the lax offense of the champ…who goes for a backslide in, but Swerve kicks out. Following this, Orange hits a DDT on Swerve but only gets a nearfall for his efforts!

Orange climbs to the top turnbuckle as Swerve heads to the apron, intercepting the champ at the top before sending him down on the apron with a Death Valley Driver! Strickland’s on the turnbuckle now, but Orange scoots away to avoid the double stomp attempt by Swerve before the pair are on the apron trading strikes again. Orange catches the challenger by surprise with a DDT off the apron to the floor, before sending him back into the ring…where he climbs up for a diving DDT for a nearfall!

Cassidy sets up for an Orange Punch, only to reverse a powerbomb from Strickland into a hurricanrana for a nearfall. Prince Nana climbs up on the apron to talk down the champ, only for Strickland to collide with him instead! The champ catches Swerve with an Orange Punch, followed by a Beach Break…but STILL only gets a nearfall as the challenger kicks out!

Swerve rolls out to the floor, where Orange looks to hit a dive…but is intercepted with a brainbuster by Strickland instead! Swerve sends the champ back in the ring before looking for a House Call, but the champ gets a crucifix pin for a nearfall. Swerve with a House Call that connects this time, followed by a double foot stomp…but even holding the jeans isn’t enough for the win as the champ kicks out!

Swerve looks for the JML Driver but Orange rolls out of it, leading to a pair of nearfall attempts that ends with the champ getting one over on Swerve, getting the pin and the win in the process after holding the tights!

Winner via pinfall and still AEW International Champion: Orange Cassidy

The Mogul Embassy come out to go after the champ, only for the lights to cut out…and when they come back on, it’s STING and Darby Allin standing tall as the Embassy have regrouped on the ramp!

Video Promos: Jay White, Ricky Starks

Video Package: Hype for Jay White taking on Ricky Starks in our main event tonight!

Trios Match
Blackpool Combat Club (Jon Moxley, Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta) vs. CHAOS (Rocky Romero & Best Friends)

Back at ringside, Bryan Danielson makes his way to the commentary station just days after issuing a challenge to Kazuchika Okada from New Japan, a challenge that the Rainmaker has accepted and New Japan has made official for Forbidden Door. We have Danielson at the table ahead of a big trios match, up next!

Back from commercial, the team of Best Friends and Rocky Romero known as CHAOS make their way to the ring for our next contest, followed by the Blackpool Combat Club trio of Wheeler Yuta, Jon Moxley, and Claudio Castagnoli as they head through the crowd toward the ringside area…only for CHAOS to intercept them as this match gets underway!

Trent takes Yuta into the ring with a superplex from the top turnbuckle as the bell rings, and Taylor takes advantage with a piledriver for a nearfall as Claudio comes in to break it up! Tag made to Claudio now, as the champ wears down Chuck Taylor before tagging in Mox. Mox and Taylor go at it as we see Trent going after Yuta on the outside, and BCC is cleared out of the ring before Trent, Chuck, and Rocky give the people what they want!

Mox rushes back into the ring as Taylor goes after him, only to get tripped up by Yuta allowing Mox to get an opening. Tag to Claudio followed by a quick tag to Yuta, and the pair double-team on Taylor before Yuta gets a nearfall as we go to picture-in-picture!

Picture-in-Picture: BCC are firmly in control here as tags are made a little frequently, all for the sake of keeping Taylor away from making a tag. Taylor tries to fight back but is overwhelmed by Claudio coming in, who locks in a tight chinlock on Chuck…until Taylor gets back to his feet, only to be brought back down to the canvas as Yuta tags in, keeping on top of Taylor as we come back from break!

Yuta hits a German suplex on Taylor, who responds with a knee strike on Yuta before making the tag to Trent! Mox tags in but is caught with some hard punches and a back suplex by Trent, who really lays the offense on thick against the former World champion. Mox responds with a chop of his own but Rocky gets the tag, unleashing a flurry of offense on the BCC until Mox catches him with a toe kick to the sternum.

Trent and Rocky catch Mox with some double-team maneuvers as Rocky gets a nearfall, looking to keep on it as Rocky tags in Trent…only for Azucar to get dropped by Yuta as Mox looks for the Gotch style piledriver. Taylor and Trent hit a double-team on Mox, but Claudio breaks up the pin! Rocky’s back and he tags in, looking for Sliced Bread on Mox…only to avoid an attack by Mox to lock in an armbar!

Claudio catches Trent on the outside as Mox reverses the armbar into a bulldog choke on Rocky, and Yuta gets a hammer and elbow strike on Taylor…forcing Rocky to submit!

Winners via submission: Blackpool Combat Club

Backstage: The Young Bucks & Hangman Page

BCC celebrate in the ring, but are interrupted by Hangman Page and the Young Bucks backstage, who make a challenge to the trio in the ring for next week. Bryan accepts the challenge on their behalf, promising that things will come to an end for the trio next week in Washington, D.C.!

Video: Kenny Omega, Will Ospreay

Video Package: Forbidden Door sees the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship on the line as Kenny Omega defends against the new #1 contender, Will Ospreay!

In-Ring: MJF, Adam Cole

Back at ringside, MJF makes his way to the ring, where he immediately calls for his music to be cut before he starts to run down the crowd in Colorado Springs, as well as his contractual obligation to show up tonight, before restating his claim of being bored with the lack of competition after retaining at Double or Nothing. MJF claims nobody is on the level of the Devil…and Adam Cole’s music hits, as the man heads down the ramp toward the ring.

Cole gets into the ring, but MJF calls for the entrance to be cut short drawing jeers from the crowd. MJF says he’s excited to see Cole, as there is finally some competition, and claims to be a fan of Cole. When CM Punk up and left him as a kid, he thought his fandom of wrestling was over until he turned to Ring of Honor…and he thought ROH sucked, full of people that had no business being on his TV, until he saw Adam Cole.

He watched as much of Cole as he could, seeing him go to CZW and every top independent and became the hottest free agent…and then, to go to Florida where he shocked the system. He became the greatest World champion of that company, and that fact is undisputed. MJF followed suit, going to CZW and top independents before signing with AEW, hoping that someday Cole would come to the company and they’d have a feud of generational talents….but then, “this guy” showed up.

MJF starts running Cole down here, saying he used to be the Panama Playboy…but now, he’s the Panama Gameboy. The champ runs down Cole’s hobby as a Twitch streamer, saying Britt has Adam’s balls firmly in her purse, before running down Cole’s physique and the fans’ insistence that Cole is just not being “showcased properly.”

MJF then bigs himself up, talking about the matches he’s had as of late, saying he’s beaten everyone that people thought were on his level, asking what makes Cole think he’s got what it takes. MJF also heard a nasty rumor that a certain individual in Titan Towers doesn’t see Cole as main event talent, and the champ used to disagree…until he got a look of him.

Cole gets a mic from ringside, asking MJF if that’s the best he has. Cole asks MJF what his obsession is with other people’s relationships, before saying MJF is world class…as in, a world class douchebag. Cole says MJF brings up his body because of his body of work, including the World Championship reigns he’s had…and says MJF can’t touch him.

But, if MJF really wants to go down the route of body comparisons, the two can go backstage, piss in a couple of cups, and see who’s natural and who isn’t. Cole presses on, saying there isn’t a single person in the back who respects MJF. They think the champ is selfish, lazy, and does the bare minimum as a person and as a champion.

The crowd chants “NO RESPECT” at the champ, who retorts saying that was a lot of tough talk coming from Keith Lee’s manager. Cole says there it is, creating a false narrative to hide from the fact he won’t back his talk up with a fight. Cole says MJF won’t fight him because Cole is better than the champ…and the people know it. Cole starts to turn away, but the champ tells Cole he’ll wrestle him any day of the week. Cole says that a boy, we have ourselves a match…and celebrates with an “ADAM COLE, BAYBAY” before leaving the ring, heading up the ramp as MJF expresses further frustration with what’s just happened.

Backstage: The Hardys, Ethan Page, Brother Zai

Backstage, we hear from the Hardys, Brother Zai, and Ethan Page as All Ego is asked to apologize to Izaiah for his actions before Matt hypes up Ethan as a great talent that shouldn’t be wasted.

Texas Tornado Tag Team Match
“Jungle Boy” Jack Perry & HOOK vs. La Faccion Ingoberable (Dralistico & Preston Vance)

Back at ringside, HOOK and Jack Perry make their way to the ring, but are intercepted by LFI who attack them on the ramp, sending them to the ring as this match gets underway!

The match gets chaotic from the jump, Dralistico going after Perry inside the ring with a cable as HOOK and Vance go at it on the outside. The fight there goes to the crowd with HOOK getting the upper hand, as back in the ring Perry turns things around on Dralistico before we go to picture-in-picture!

Picture-in-Picture: The fight on the outside swings back and forth between Vance and HOOK, as the action in the ring follows suit until Perry is able to score a nearfall on Dralistico. Vance and HOOK are slowly making their way back down toward ringside as Dralistico catches Perry with a forearm that sends him to the ropes as we come back!

Dralistico connects with a double foot stomp on Perry as Vance is sent over the barricade by HOOK, who has the chain from early on in his hand, and that fight heads over to a pair of tables set up at ringside…but Perry hits a dive on Vance to stop things in their tracks, only for Jungle Boy to get hit by Dralistico with a dive as well!

Vance and Dralistico go after HOOK now, but the FTW Champion catches Dralistico with a Northern Lights suplex on the floor! HOOK sends him back into the ring but is rattled with a lariat by Vance, who grabs the chain and starts using it on HOOK on the ropes…until Perry hits him with a steel hair to the head, followed by a T-bone suplex by HOOK through the tables on the outside! Meanwhile, Perry drops Dralistico but is interrupted by Jose the Assistant…who gets locked into a Redrum as Perry locks Dralistico in the Snare Trap, forcing him to tap out for the win!

Winners via submission: JungleHOOK

Backstage: Tony Khan Announcement

Backstage, Tony Khan is standing by for a big announcement regarding the first main event of AEW Collision…a trios match on June 17 at the United Center that sees Jay White, Juice Robinson, and Samoa Joe take on FTR and CM Punk!

Konosuke Takeshita vs. Damon Ace

Takeshita showcases his skills against the local talent as on the screen we see footage of Callis stabbing Omega in the back on replay. In the ring, it’s a fairly quick match as Takeshita’s new aggression and attitude leads him to a victory over Damon Ace!

Winner via pinfall: Konosuke Takeshita

In-Ring: Don Callis, Konosuke Takeshita

After the match, Callis starts to talk as the crowd boos over him, giving time for Takeshita to run down Omega in Japanese before Callis tries again, barely audible over the crowd booing but insisting that everything Omega has ever achieved is because of him…and he and his family are going to cut The Elite out of this company forever!

Backstage: Christian Cage, Luchasaurus, Brock Anderson

Backstage, we see Christian Cage addressing what happened at Double or Nothing as we hear someone yelling inside Cage’s locker room. Cage promises to pay Arn back for this, before saying Brock just gave him an early Father’s Day present…and we go inside the locker room, where Brock Anderson was beaten down by Luchasaurus!

TBS Championship Open Challenge Match
Kris Statlander (c) vs. Anna Jay A.S.

The two lock up, with the champion getting a side headlock takeover on Jay…who reverses into a headscissors, only for the champ to get right back into it. The two continue to trade holds here until the champ gets a nearfall. Kris drops Jay to the canvas, but Anna fights back with a side headlock…only to get dropped to the canvas with a back suplex by the champion! Kris hits the ropes, but Anna escapes the ring for a breather as Kris gives chase.

Anna continues to run away, until Daddy Magic intercepts the champ…but a sneak attack by Jay gets intercepted, sending her back into the ring where Kris hits a big kick for a nearfall. Kris continues to go on the attack but Jay counters, dropping the champ face first onto the turnbuckle as we go to picture-in-picture!

Picture-in-Picture: Jay is firmly in control now, driving a boot into the throat of the champion in the corner before laying in some forearms and sending Kris into the opposite corner. Jay eventually gets the champ on the ropes, but Kris is fighting back with some forearms until she gets rocked with a forearm that gets Anna a nearfall. Jay rocks the champ with some more offense before getting another nearfall, eventually hitting a delayed neckbreaker on Kris before the champ fights back once again as we come back!

Kris goes back on the attack now, dropping Anna with a powerslam for a nearfall as we see Taya watching on backstage. Kris climbs the turnbuckle but is distracted by Daddy Magic, giving Anna a chance to drop the champ face first onto the canvas for a nearfall! Anna goes back on the attack but is sent to the corner by the champ, who hits a big discus lariat!

Daddy Magic tries to get involved again but is dropped by Kris, who gets locked into a Queenslayer by Anna Jay…but the champ powers herself up to her feet, sending Anna down with a snapmare! Statlander follows with a lariat into a backbreaker, and a tombstone piledriver for the pin and the win to retain!

Winner via pinfall and still TBS Champion: Kris Statlander

Taya looks frustrated backstage as Kris celebrates in the ring.

Backstage: Toni Storm

Backstage, Toni Storm addresses that match on Friday promising to beat whoever gets that title shot come Dynamite next Wednesday. After this, we get some more hype for next week, including a big eight-man tag match, before going to commercial!

Ricky Starks vs. Jay White

FTR & Juice Robinson are banned from ringside.

Back from commercial, Ricky Starks makes his way to the ring for our main event of the evening! Out next is Jay White, who is intercepted by Starks on the ramp, beating him up before bringing him into the match so this match gets underway!

Starks continues the beatdown on White, which goes to the outside pretty quickly as Starks continues the attack before we end up back in the ring. Starks leaves the ring, looking under the ring as we see Jay escaping the ring as well…and as Ricky moves the ring steps we see Jay heading up the ramp. Starks follows him up there, and the two go at it until Jay avoids getting thrown off the stage! The fight finally comes back to the ringside area, with Starks keeping Jay from getting back into the ring until Switchblade drops him onto the apron.

Jay turns his attention to the steps, setting them back in place before Ricky turns things around just as we go to picture-in-picture!

Picture-in-Picture: Starks continues his search under the ring, finally settling on a steel chair that is immediately taken away by the ref…giving Jay an opening to strike as he takes Starks off the apron! Jay follows Ricky out of the ring, bringing Starks back in before going back on the attack. Things spill back out of the ring now, as Jay lays into Ricky with a chop on the barricade before breaking the count, making a pattern out of this until Ricky starts fighting back. Switchblade won’t let him get one over that easily however, attacking him in the corner as we come back from break!

Jay taunts Starks before hitting another chop, sending him to another corner to keep on the attack. White seems to enjoy the beatdown as he continues, but is met with some punches by Starks to turn things around…only for Jay to stop a spinning DDT! Starks is up on the top turnbuckle, wobbly as White looks for a superplex…and it connects, sending both men down hard to the canvas! Jay with a cover, but only gets a nearfall!

Jay looks for the Blade Runner but Starks fights back, only to be setn into the corner by Jay…who takes a big lariat from a running Starks instead! Ricky with an elbow in the corner on the follow up and gets a nearfall off the back of a spinning DDT. Starks going for another cover on White, but only gets a nearfall on that as well as Ricky gets back to his feet. Starks looking for the Roshambo, but Jay reverses it into a high uranage on Starks for a nearfall!

The two end up on their feet now, trading blows until White catches Starks with a kick to the knee…but Starks counters out of a Blade Runner, only for Jay to stop a spear! Starks reverses out of another Blade Runner attempt before hitting the spear, and hits the Roshambo on Jay White…but the ref gets smacked, falling to the canvas!

With the ref down, The Gunns rush down to the ring and hit 3:10 to Yuma on Starks before escaping through the crowd. Jay brings Ricky back to his feet as the ref starts recovering…and Jay gets the pin and the win as a result!

Winner via pinfall: Jay White

Juice Robinson comes down to the ring to celebrate Jay’s win with him, taunting Starks before raising Jay’s arm in victory as the show comes to a close.