AEW Dynamite Results – July 26, 2023 – BCC vs. Lucha Bros vs. Best Friends

Results by Alex Kahrs of

July 26, 2023
Albany, New York – MVP Arena
Commentary: Excalibur, Taz & Tony Schiavone

Quick Match Results

  1. AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy (c) defeated AR Fox via roll up
  2. PAC defeated Gravity via Brutalizer submission
  3. Swerve Strickland defeated Darby Allin via JML Driver after AR Fox attacked Allin
  4. Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D defeated Taya Valkyrie via Lockjaw submission
  5. Three-Way Tag Team Match: Lucha Bros defeated Blackpool Combat Club (Jon Moxley & Claudio Castagnoli) and Best Friends via Fear Factor on Trent

AEW International Championship
Orange Cassidy (c) vs. AR Fox

Video Package: The history between Darby Allin and AR Fox

Back at ringside, we gear up for our first match of the evening as the AEW International Champion Orange Cassidy heads to the ring to defend his title against AR Fox! The Challenger is out next, ready and eager to make a statement as as he rushes to the ring. Moments later, this title match is underway!

Fox extends a hand for a show of sportsmanship to start, something Cassidy responds to as he knows how before they lock up…and Cassidy gets a foot on the bottom rope to break the hold. They exchange holds again before Cassidy looks to get his hands in his pockets, only for Fox to turn things around on the champion…who tries to leap out of an arm wringer to no avail. Cassidy turns it around on Fox now, who shows the champ how to counter out of it properly before taking him to the canvas and locking the legs in!

Orange struggles to get out of the hold, getting his hands in pockets before wiggling out and getting to his feet…but Fox is up as well, staying toe to toe with the champ before getting a nearfall. Orange looking for an Orange Punch gets walloped to the corner instead, as Fox looks for a rolling cutter…but the champ rolls out of the ring for a breather!

Cassidy walks around the outside of the ring, egging Fox on…and that proves to be a mistake, as Fox catches him with an Asai moonsault off the ring post! Cassidy heads back in the ring as Fox goes back on the attack, taking the champ down before going for a suplex…countered into a Stundog Millionaire by the champ! There’s a fight in the corner now, but Fox gets a springboard Stunner on the champ…and reverses Cassidy’s further attack into a twisting neckbreaker for a nearfall as we go to picture-in-picture!

Picture-in-Picture: Cassidy rolls back to the outside, where he is met by the challenger unleashing a flurry of offense! Chaos starts to break down on the outside until the champ heads back into the ring, waiting for Fox to come back as he goes for an Orange Punch…which gets countered by the challenger, who takes back control of the match as he takes Cassidy to the ropes for more damage. Fox keeps on top of things as he focuses on the different injuries the champ has suffered the past couple months, before hitting a dropkick in the corner for a nearfall! Fox with a neckbreaker takes the champ right back down, and a second connects as we come back from break!

Orange is able to turn something around with a dropkick on the challenger, before the two men exchange kicks…which ends with a a double down off a neckbreaker on each other! Both men struggling as they get to their feet, with the champ trying to fight back even as Fox sends him into the corner…which leads to Cassidy sending Fox head-first into the corner, over and over until Fox finally fights out of it!

Cassidy drops to the floor, where he is met with a big dive by Fox who rolls the champ back into the ring and ends up with a nearfall. Fox ends up on the outside, where he’s met with a dive from the champ followed by the Beach Break upon bringing Fox back into the ring…but Fox kicks out! Cassidy gets blocked on an Orange Punch attempt as Fox sends him into the corner, but Cassidy fights out…only to take a Lo Mein Pain to the canvas, giving Fox a nearfall in the process!

Fox climbs the turnbuckle but Orange rolls away…only to get caught with a rolling senton by Fox onto the apron across the throat of the champ! DDT by Fox gets him another close nearfall, as he climbs up the turnbuckle once more…only for Orange to avoid the 450 splash, catching him with a crucifix pin for a nearfall! Cassidy manages to tie him up again for a pinning combination, keeping Fox down long enough to get the pin and the win to retain!

Winner via pinfall and still AEW International Champion: Orange Cassidy

After the match, Cassidy gives a show of sportsmanship toward Fox by putting his sunglasses on the challenger…but Fox is having none of it, breaking them before laying out the champ! It seems Fox is taken aback by his own actions however, stepping out of the ring looking surprised by it as Darby runs down the ramp to admonish his behavior. Fox is unsure what to say about the situation, before Darby tells Fox to head to the back.

As Fox and Darby head to the back, we see Mox rushing out through the crowd, taking Cassidy out with a Death Rider for what happened last Friday on Rampage before escaping back through the crowd!

Backstage: Chris Jericho & Don Callis

Backstage, Renee is standing by with Don Callis and Chris Jericho to address the conversation around Jericho joining the Don Callis Family. Callis tells Jericho about teaming up with Takeshita, which Jericho seems eager to do…until he finds out the opponents are Daniel Garcia and Sammy Guevara. Jericho is very reluctant about it, but agrees to the match before Callis presents the Ocho with a painting in honor of their history together.

Jericho looks almost…speechless?…about the painting, before walking off as we get a rundown of what’s to come later tonight!

Video: HOOK

Video Package: The realization that HOOK is no longer FTW Champion, raising the question…what’s next?

Backstage: Blackpool Combat Club

Backstage, Claudio and Yuta address what happened at Blood & Guts and Claudio’s victory over PAC at Death Before Dishonor…before Mox steps in to address what he did to Orange Cassidy earlier, and their opponents later tonight!

In-Ring: Jack Perry, Jerry Lynn

Back at ringside, Tony Schiavone welcomes the new FTW Champion Jack Perry to the ring, as Perry walks down the ramp sporting his “I Beat HOOK” shirt, before entering the ring to some big heat from the crowd as Tony asks him about winning the championship. Perry addresses what we saw from HOOK moments ago, saying the former champ couldn’t “hang with the big boys” after one loss and took a train to nowhere…before running down the FTW Championship’s history, saying it only became “the real deal” after he won it.

Perry starts running down Tazz at the commentary booth before Jerry Lynn comes down to interject, telling Perry about how ECW had paved the way for the younger generation. He tells Perry that without ECW there wouldn’t be a Jungle Boy, and to see what happens when he keeps running his mouth before squaring up to the new champion, who agrees to a match…next week on Dynamite.

Backstage: Dr. Britt Baker DMD

Backstage, Renee is standing by with Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D. ahead of her match against Taya Valkyrie, someone Britt admits to having a lot of respect for…but says that she is still going to beat her tonight, proving why TBS is The Britt Show.

PAC vs. Gravity

Back at ringside, PAC makes his way to the ring for our next match followed by his opponent, a man that some would say “forgot” about PAC once upon a time…Gravity. With that, the match is underway!

It’s high flying at the outside, with Gravity getting one over on PAC with a flurry of offense on the Bastard before PAC leaves the ring to recover from a particularly nasty dropkick. PAC finally comes back into the ring, but now it’s Gravity fleeing from the Bastard who gives chase…before hitting a BIG dropkick on the luchador before leaving the ring to go after Gravity, who manages to turn it around on PAC with a big moonsault before going back in the ring as we go to picture-in-picture!

Picture-in-Picture: PAC is struggling to get to his feet as Gravity eggs him on, and the Bastard finally makes his way back into the ring where he hits a big kick to the gut to turn things around. Gravity gets sent to the corner as PAC drives his boot into the throat, which turns into PAC being firmly in control of the match with some more stomps on the luchador before locking in a side headlock on the canvas, keeping Gravity grounded until the luchador can rise to his feet as we come back!

PAC is still on the attack as we see BCC watching from backstage, while PAC taunts Gravity with a shout of “forget me NOT” as he stays on top of things…until Gravity gets a boot to the face to turn things around. Gravity hits the ropes, dropping PAC with a cross body for a nearfall before PAC goes back to work with some hard, stiff kicks on the luchador. This is followed a big brainbuster and a Brutalizer that forces Gravity to tap out!

Winner via submission: PAC

Backstage: MJF, Adam Cole, Roderick Strong

Results of this segment via Ryan Howard of

We see post match comments from Renee Paquette with the Blind Eliminator Tournament winners MJF & Adam Cole. When Cole was about to start the promo, MJF cut him off and trash talked both members of FTR, mocking Dax Harwood constantly cutting the same promos and MJF will punch him so hard in the face he’ll spit out CM Punk’s jockstrap. The only initials that matter aren’t FTR, it’s MJF.

Cole said never in a million years did he expect to be friends with MJF and said he has nothing to worry about with touching the AEW World Title post match. Cole said MJF is becoming one of his best friends and MJF said win, lose or draw, he wants Cole to know he’s getting a rematch for the World Title.

Roderick Strong stormed in and shoved MJF, saying Cole shouldn’t trust him. Cole told MJF to leave as he said he loves Strong, but he’s pushing Cole away because he’s showing he doesn’t trust him.

Backstage: FTR

Backstage, Renee speaks with FTR ahead of the Top Guys defending the AEW World Tag Team Championship against Adam Cole and the AEW World Champion MJF at Collision on July 29. Wheeler and Harwood address their history with the World Champion, before speaking on the fight they look to have with their tag titles on the line!

Swerve Strickland vs. Darby Allin

Back at ringside, Swerve Strickland makes his way to the ring for our next match. Out next is Darby Allin accompanied by Nick Wayne, as we get a recap of the Royal Rampage to establish how we got to this match before we get underway!

The two men lock up, exchanging holds until Darby takes Swerve down to the canvas with a side headlock! Swerve tries fighting out of it, sending Darby to the apron to break the hold…but Darby responds with an arm drag into a side headlock! Swerve sets him against the ropes to break the hold again, before taking Swerve down hard. Swerve starts fighting back until a Code Red turns things around for Darby, and the fight ends up right back to the outside as we go to picture-in-picture!

Picture-in-Picture: Swerve takes control of the match, going after Darby with an assault outside the ring before bringing him back in to do more damage. Swerve climbs up before dropping down, but only gets a nearfall for his efforts as we come back!

Things start to break down here as Swerve keeps on the attack, but Darby refuses to give up as he catches Swerve for a couple nearfalls that are exchanged with Strickland. Darby switches things up for a Last Supper but still can’t put down Strickland! Swerve starts talking to Nana before Darby catches him with a dive to the outside, bringing Swerve back into the ring…but Swerve wisely leaves the ring, before catching Darby with a kick when he tries to go for another dive!

Swerve brings Darby back in the ring before climbing up top, hitting a Swerve Stomp on Darby…who kicks out! Darby hits to the apron as he’s intercepted by Swerve, and the two end up fighting on the top turnbuckle…with Darby catching Swerve with a jawbreaker on the way down to the canvas! Darby goes up top again, but is pulled down by Strickland who sets Darby up before dropping him with a Death Valley Driver onto the apron!

Swerve heads back into the ring as Nick tries to get Darby back into it, telling him to get back in the ring. Darby starts to head in as the ref is distracted, and someone in a blue hoodie stops him from getting in before sending him into the ring post! Darby ends up back in the ring but gets dropped with a JML Driver by Swerve, who gets the pin and the win!

Winner via pinfall: Swerve Strickland

After the match, we find out who the hoodied man is…and it’s AR Fox, who stomps away at Darby before hitting Nick Wayne with a skateboard to the back! AR Fox has apparently joined the Mogul Embassy.

Backstage: Jericho Appreciation Society

Backstage, the JAS is waiting for Jericho to address the situation between him and Don Callis. Each member airs their grievances with Jericho before walking out on their possibly former leader, with Daddy Magic telling Jericho to “figure it out, fast” before we go to commercial.

Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D vs. Taya Valkyrie

Back at ringside, Britt Baker makes her way to the ring for our next match. Out next is Taya Valkyrie, looking to bounce back after recent losses in her journey to the TBS Championship before this match gets underway!

The two women lock up before Taya drops Britt down hard, followed by a waistlock takedown…but Britt gets a headlock cinched in to fight back. Taya with a clothesline that gets missed by Britt, who takes Taya down with a headlock to the canvas before Taya fights out, hitting a shoulder tackle on the Doctor before mocking her…and driving her knees right into Baker in the corner! Taya brings Baker to the center before getting a cover, but only gets a nearfall for her troubles here.

Taya stays on the attack before pulling Baker in for a lariat, but again only gets a nearfall once again. Taya lays in some hard forearms, but Baker starts fighting back before getting taken down with a Valhalla. Taya realizes the strength of that was not sufficient so she goes after the Doctor with elbows as we go to picture-in-picture!

Picture-in-Picture: Taya continues on the attack, firmly in control as she sends Baker into the corner and hits a hard chop on the former Women’s World Champion. Taya switches into a more technical side of things, working the limbs of Baker before locking in an STF as Baker struggles to fight out of it…something Taya doesn’t allow much of before bringing her back to her feet. Baker sent to the corner as we come back!

Taya goes for a knee to the face but Baker evades it, and now the Doctor is back in it as she hits a ripcord elbow for a nearfall. Taya back up to her feet now as the two trade blows, until Taya hits a big roundhouse kick on Baker…who responds with a thrust kick! Taya with a knee strike and a lariat only gets her another nearfall, before Baker gets to her feet…where Taya stops a Panama Sunrise attempt for a Northern Lights suplex that gets her another nearfall!

Baker fights back before hitting the top rope for a Panama Sunrise that connects this time, but only gets a nearfall…before Baker slips on the glove looking for the Lockjaw! But Taya is back on her feet, fighting back before hitting a big spear! Taya goes for a Valhalla again, but Baker counters before cinching in a Lockjaw to force Taya to tap!

Winner via submission: Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D.

Baker quickly leaves the ring, leaving us with a frustrated Taya in the ring as we get a rundown of what’s to come on Rampage, Collision, and next week on Dynamite!

Three-Way Tag Team Match
Blackpool Combat Club (Jon Moxley & Claudio Castagnoli) vs. Lucha Bros vs. Best Friends

It doesn’t take long for BCC to go after their opponents however, and things break down quickly as the fight ends up on the entrance stage…where Chuck Taylor dives onto the other men just below! Things finally start coming back toward ringside as BCC and Best Friends go at it, with Claudio sending Trent into the steel steps as Mox and Penta stare each other down while Fenix hops into the ring to stand off against the ROH World Champion.

The two trade strikes until Claudio sends Fenix into the corner, where Rey turns it around on Claudio…only for Trent to take Rey down, before things break down once more! Claudio ends up taking control of things, taking Fenix down for a nearfall before tagging in Mox who drives a boot into Rey’s throat. Tag made to Claudio again, as the champ drops Fenix with a boot to the face before getting a nearfall. Fenix starts fighting back with some chops before Claudio hits a lariat…only for Fenix to get out of a suplex to hit a superkick!

Tag made to Trent who goes after Claudio, getting a nearfall in the process as he tries to figure out his next move. Trent ends up hitting a Saito suplex on the champ, who rolls out of the ring as Trent goes for a dive…and right into a European uppercut! Tag to Mox, who drops Trent before getting a nearfall as we go to picture-in-picture!

Picture-in-Picture: BCC are firmly in control here, with Mox beating down Trent in and out of the ring before tagging Claudio back in. Claudio locks in a chinlock as Trent tries to fight back…but Claudio takes him right back down for a nearfall. Tag to Mox now, as Mox lays in a hard kick on Trent for a nearfall of his own as they continue to divide and conquer with frequent tags…until Chuck Taylor breaks up a pinfall attempt by Claudio as we come back!

Claudio sets Trent up on the top turnbuckle, but is sent down onto the ropes by Trent who follows with a missile dropkick! Tags made off the back of this as Chuck takes Mox down with a Sole Food, and a suplex sends Mox to the corner…where Penta gets a blind tag in! Penta goes after Chuck now, laying in a backstabber for a nearfall before BCC come running into the ring. Things fall into chaos again as the Lucha Bros get involved, going after the BCC…and in the midst of it all, Chuck gets Penta rolled up for a nearfall!

All the fellows go after each other in the ring until BCC are cleared out, with the Best Friends hitting stereo piledrivers on the Lucha Bros as Trent gets a nearfall on Penta. Best Friends get taken down by the luchadors however, with Penta looking to break the arm of Trent as Fenix keeps Chuck trapped! Pin made but BCC break it up, and now it’s Claudio and Mox in control of the situation as Claudio hits a powerbomb on Chuck Taylor.

Claudio brings Trent up to his feet, looking to hit the Ricola Bomb when Orange Cassidy comes walking down the ramp…hitting an Orange Punch on Wheeler Yuta before brawling with Mox on the outside! Trent reverses the Ricola Bomb and drops Penta…but can’t get a pin as Claudio is not the legal man! The one who IS comes running in, and a double-team by the Lucha Bros leads to a Fear Factor by Penta, who gets the pin and the win!

Winners via pinfall: Lucha Bros

The victors celebrate in the ring as Mox comes checking on Yuta on the outside…before they turn their attention to the AEW International Champion, leading to an all-out brawl between several men while we get an announcement of Jon Moxley, Trent Beretta, and Penta el Zero Miedo will face off next week…but the chaos doesn’t seem to end even after an Orange Punch connects on Claudio as the show comes to a close!