AEW Dynamite Results – Aug. 30, 2023 – Cassidy vs. Penta

Results by Alex Kahrs of

August 30, 2023
Hoffman Estates, Illinois – NOW Arena
Commentary: Excalibur, Taz & Tony Schiavone

Quick Match Results

  1. Jon Moxley defeated Komander via armbar submission
  2. NJPW STRONG Openweight Championship: Eddie Kingston (c) defeated Wheeler Yuta via spinning back fist
  3. Trios Match: Hikaru Shida, Dr. Britt Baker & Kris Statlander defeated Emi Sakura, Marina Shafir & Nyla Rose via Wednesday Night Fever by Statlander on Shafir
  4. AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy (c) defeated Penta El Zero Miedo via roll up

We open with a highlight reel from the historic AEW All In pay-per-view event from Wembley Stadium before pyro welcomes us to another exciting edition of Dynamite!

Jon Moxley vs. Komander

A rundown of the card for tonight leads us to our opening contest as Jon Moxley makes his way to the ring through the crowd. Out next is Komander, notably seeking revenge on Mox for what he and the Blackpool Combat Club did to Rey Fenix last week on Dynamite as this match gets underway!

As the bell rings, Mox rushes at Komander with a running kick that sends the luchador down hard. Mox continues the attack as he slams Komander against the turnbuckle before driving a boot to the head, backing off only long enough to go right back into it with some right hands before sending Komander to the corner…and the luchador starts fighting back, taking Mox down as the former World Champion rolls out. Mox is standing up on the outside, but not for long as Komander leaps off for a big cross body splash!

Komander looks to keep on top of things as both men return to the ring, but Mox fights back by digging his fingers into the back…only for Komander to drop him off the turnbuckle before leaping for a tornado splash! Except that Mox drives his knees into Komander’s back, turning the tide in his favor as we go to picture-in-picture!

Picture-in-Picture: Mox continues the attack, firmly in control as he brings the luchador to the outside. Mox soon finds himself in trouble as Komander starts fighting back however, and the action returns to the ring where Komander tries to go after him with punches…only for Mox to turn it back around with some hard hits of his own! Mox goes after the hand of the luchador now, aiming to wear Komander down as we come back from break!

Mox continues to maintain control before going for a piledriver…but Komander manages to reverse it into a facebuster! The two men trade strikes now, with Komander failing to knock Mox off his feet for a bit before finally catching him with a leaping shoulder tackle! Komander starts wearing Mox down before lifting him up on his shoulders, hitting a big lungblower but only scores a nearfall!

Komander takes to the ropes, looking for the tightrope walk but is intercepted by Mox, who hits a piledriver…but Komander kicks out! This only makes Mox angry as he hits some hammer elbows before locking in a choke…transitioning it into an armbar that forces Komander to tap out immediately!

Winner via submission: Jon Moxley

Video Promo: Orange Cassidy

Video Package: Orange Cassidy continues to show why he is a fighting champion, eager to beat Penta tonight and face Jon Moxley at All Out on Sunday!

Backstage at All In: The Young Bucks, FTR, Bullet Club Gold

We cut to an interview with the Young Bucks after the AEW World Tag Team Championship match at All In, which is quickly interrupted by FTR. The Bucks reluctantly offer some semblance of sportsmanship…before they are interrupted by the arrival of Bullet Club Gold, who taunt the Bucks before laying out a challenge for All Out…Bullet Club Gold versus The Young Bucks and FTR!

Backstage: Toni Storm

Video Package: The falling apart of the Outcasts in the midst of the AEW Women’s World Championship match at All In!

Backstage, Renee talks to Toni Storm about what happened at the event, with Storm saying Saraya forget her part in Storm’s “performance” by winning the championship. Toni says she can’t trust anyone or anything, including her shoes…which she throws at Renee before walking off!

In-Ring: Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara

Back at ringside, Chris Jericho makes his entrance as he heads to the ring while we get a replay of the aftermath of Jericho’s match against Will Ospreay. Jericho enters the ring as the crowd sings “Judas in, Judas in my mind” to a smirk from the Ocho. Jericho has a mic in hand as he thanks the crowd for the kindness, before addressing All In.

Jericho hypes up the big Fozzy concert as well as the attendance record at Wembley for the PPV, stating it was a show he will never forget. There is something he would like to forget however, and that is how he treated Sammy Guevara. Jericho has something to get off his chest, so if Sammy is back there please come out.

Sammy’s music hits as the Inner Circle Original makes his way to the ring with a look that’s hard to gauge. Sammy enter the ring, getting a mic of his own as Jericho says he’s not happy with how things went at All In. Chris said he didn’t know if Sammy did all he could to help Jericho win the match, but watching it back he realizes Sammy did…so Chris wants to apologize for pushing him on a miscommunication.

Jericho offers a hand to shake, and Sammy accepts as he says he always has Jericho’s back and a little push isn’t going to break that friendship. Jericho talks about trying to figure out what could’ve happened so he could win the match, letting it slip about how Sammy could’ve hit Will harder with the bat. Sammy cuts him off, saying maybe if he’d hit Ospreay harder with the Judas Effect he could’ve gotten the win.

Jericho tells Sammy to calm down, that sometimes things just don’t happen how he envisioned. Sammy asks if he envisioned him leaving his pregnant wife in Orlando to fly out to London to have Jericho’s back. This leads to a back and forth between the two, getting more and more heated as they compare what could happen in certain situations.

Things reach a peak when Sammy brings up Jericho winning the AEW World Championship in Chicago…only to lose the title outside a steakhouse. Jericho tries to de-escalate the situation, saying they should focus on getting back together instead of trading barbs…reuniting Le Sex Gods and going after the AEW World Tag Team Championship! Jericho suggests they team up next week and work toward that goal, something Sammy reluctantly agrees to with a handshake as Jericho’s music plays.

Backstage: Jon Moxley

Backstage, Moxley addresses tonight’s AEW International Championship match between Orange Cassidy and Penta El Zero Miedo, promising that the champion leaving Chicago on Sunday will be the one with the biggest bite!

NJPW STRONG Openweight Championship
Eddie Kingston (c) vs. Wheeler Yuta

We head back to ringside for our next match as Wheeler Yuta makes his way to the ring for what is announced as a New Japan STRONG Openweight Championship bout! Out next is Eddie Kingston, and this match is underway!

Both men lock up before trading hard strikes in the spirit of strong style, with Yuta eventually getting an upper hand on the champion in the corner. Kingston starts to fight back but Yuta catches him with a suplex before covering for a nearfall, before going to the arm of the champ as we go to…commercial. Thanks, TBS feed!

We come back via picture-in-picture of Yuta still in control, but as we come back Kingston sends the challenger out of the ring before hitting a dive on Yuta! Both men back in the ring now as Kingston sets the challenger up for a series of chops to the chest, followed by an exploder suplex for a nearfall.

The two trade blows now, until Yuta catches the champ for a German suplex that gets him a nearfall. Kingston starting to take control now as he hits a suplex of his own, but only gets a nearfall for his troubles. Yuta fights out and hits a side suplex of sorts for a nearfall, as the champ gets back to his feet despite a set of strikes from Yuta.

Kingston lays into Yuta with some chops but is met with a series of elbow strikes by the challenger…until Kingston manages to get back to his feet! Kingston with a half and half suplex followed by the backfist…and Yuta rises up only to take a second backfist for Kingston to get the pin and the win!

Winner via pinfall and still NJPW STRONG Openweight Champion: Eddie Kingston

Kingston doesn’t get much of a celebration as Claudio Castagnoli appears at ringside, refusing to look at Kingston as he gets Yuta to head up the ramp. Eddie shouts at the ROH World Champion as the BCC leave, before raising the title to the approval of the crowd.

Backstage at All In: MJF & Adam Cole

Video Package: A very heated AEW World Championship bout between Adam Cole and MJF ends with the champ retaining, but the best bros still being…well, best bros.

We cut to footage after that match as Cole and MJF discuss the week ahead, with a battle royal set for Rampage to determine number one contenders for the ROH World Tag Team Championship as well as an upcoming tournament to determine a number one contender for the AEW World Championship at Grand Slam!

Backstage: Sammy Guevara, Don Callis

Backstage, Renee talks to Sammy Guevara about Le Sex Gods reuniting next week before they’re interrupted by Don Callis…but Sammy cuts him off before he can get a word in.

In-Ring: Adam Cole, Roderick Strong, The Kingdom

Back at ringside, Adam Cole makes his way out to a thrilled crowd as he gets a mic from ringside for “Story Time with Adam Cole Bay Bay.” He hypes up AEW All In this past Sunday, talking about how he and MJF became the new ROH World Tag Team Champions and that he challenged for the AEW World Championship. He says it hurt to lose that match, but knows he’ll get another shot at the title somewhere down the line.

Concerning his friend MJF, the champ’s neck is hurting bad…but at All Out this Sunday, he’ll be ready to go. Cole starts to talk about something else before Roderick Strong interrupts him, accompanied by The Kingdom as he heads to the ring. Roderick wants to know if his neck health is less important than Max’s, before Mike Bennett interrupts Cole for his own story time as he brings up the history between them going back to 2010.

Bennett talks about all the places they traveled to together, all the buildings they wrestled in together, and how they helped each other out all that time…but Cole cares far too much about what these fans think about him. Cole tries to speak up but is interrupted by Matt Taven, who brings up Cole abandoning The Kingdom in ROH to join Bullet Club before addressing history “in Florida” before coming to AEW.

Taven calls Cole a leech, saying he’s hanging out with MJF purely to get after the AEW World Championship, and that Cole has only ever cared about himself. Cole denies these claims, saying he’s sorry if he truly made them feel the way they do about the situation…but they also need to accept that Max is not only his friend, but his best friend.

Roderick refuses to accept this, entering himself into the World Title Eliminator Tournament before promising to be the man to beat MJF with his real friends by his side. Cole says that’s a terrible idea considering his neck, but Strong runs him down before stating “bad neck or not, I will break everyone’s back” on route to winning the title.

Strong drops the mic as he and The Kingdom head out of the ring, going up the ramp as we’re left with a concerned Cole standing in the ring.

Backstage: Penta El Zero Miedo

Backstage, Penta El Zero Miedo runs down Mox for what he did to Rey Fenix, before he and Abrahantes promise to take the championship tonight and then beat Mox at All Out!

Trios Match
Hikaru Shida, Dr. Britt Baker & Kris Statlander vs. Emi Sakura, Marina Shafir & Nyla Rose

We head back to ringside, where we’re set for women’s trios action as Kris Statlander, Hikaru Shida, and Dr. Britt Baker DMD heading down to the ring first. Out next are their oponents, Emi Sakura, Marina Shafir, and Nyla Rose, before this match gets underway!

Emi rushes all three opponents at the start, before we kick off with Sakura and Shida squaring off. The two trade strikes, with Shida getting the upper hand before tagging in Baker, who takes Sakura down for a nearfall. Chaos ensues in the ring until Sakura gets a tag to Shafir, who goes after Baker with some hard strikes before tagging in Nyla for more damage. Rose stomps away at Baker before bringing her to the corner, tagging in Sakura who continues with a flurry of offense as we go to picture-in-picture!

Picture-in-Picture: Sakura is still in control before tagging in Shafir, who keeps on the attack on Baker, with a focus on keeping the Doctor in the ring as Rose gets the tag in. This continues with a tag to Sakura to keep Baker at bay, hitting her with a cross body in the corner for a nearfall. Sakura focuses on a submission hold, but is taken down by Baker as she reaches for a tag…getting it as we come back!

Statlander is in, and so is Shafir as the two trade strikes. Statlander clears off her other opponents before catching a kick by Shafir…and dropping her with an electric chair drop of sorts! But the pin is broken as Sakura and Rose get involved, leading to chaos that culminates in Baker accidentally laying Shida out with a kick before being sent away by Rose! Statlander clears Shafir from the ring before sending Rose out as well, before climbing to the top…and leaping onto everyone else at ringside! Shafir is brought back into the ring where Statlander hits Wednesday Night Fever for the pin and the win!

Winners via pinfall: Hikaru Shida, Dr. Britt Baker, & TBS Champion Kris Statlander

There is no celebration however, as Ruby Soho rushes through the crowd to attack Statlander before stealing the title for a moment…eventually laying it on the ramp as she promises to beat Statlander at All Out!

Video Promo: Shane Taylor

Video Package: Shane Taylor gets the opportunity of a lifetime as he takes on Samoa Joe for the ROH World TV Championship at All Out!

Backstage: Konosuke Takeshita & Don Callis

Backstage, Don Callis touches base with Konosuke Takeshita on a strategy to take out Kenny Omega. We then get a rundown of our main event later tonight!

In-Ring: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn

Back at ringside, The Acclaimed and Billy Gunn make their way to the ring to celebrate winning the World Trios Championship at All In. Gunn speaks up at the podium to address some good news…Daddy Ass is back! This gets a big reaction from the crowd as Gunn talks about All In and becoming trios champions.

Caster speaks up next, hyping up the big win before saying it was only fitting that they came back to a crowd that one year lifted up The Acclaimed and took them on another level and promise to be great champions…starting tonight with a ribbon cutting ceremony!

Caster pulls a pair of scissors out for the occasion, but Gunn calls him out for “having a little one” before offering to pull out his big one…revealing a giant pair of scissors to cut the ribbon! Bowens says this is a new era, and welcomes Chicago to a new house…the House of Ass! In this house, we wear pink…before revealing new Trios Championships with pink leather straps and “scissors” at the ends!

Bowens then talks about breaking these titles in by defending the AEW World Trios Championship at All Out, before asking for the traditional scissoring to close things out!

Video Package: This Friday sees a tag team battle royal for the next contenders to the ROH World Tag Team Championship, and the participants had quite a bit to say!

We get a rundown of the week to come, including new matches confirmed for All Out, before being reminded of our main event for tonight…and that is up next!

AEW International Championship
Orange Cassidy (c) vs. Penta El Zero Miedo

Back at ringside, we get ready for the main event as Penta El Zero Miedo makes his way to the ring first for this AEW International Championship bout! Penta heads down the ramp as we go to picture-in-picture!

Picture-in-Picture: Penta enters the ring, ready for action as we come back!

We come back in time for Orange Cassidy to make his way to the ring next, before this main event gets underway!

We start off with a staredown between the champ and challenger, with Orange looking nonplussed by the taunting of Penta before they trade offense. Cassidy gets a short nearfall before we end up with a standoff between both men! Penta continues to taunt the champion, who responds with a hip toss and hands in pockets for a unique arm drag that sends Penta out of the ring! Champion with a dive attempt but is intercepted with a gorilla press ONTO THE BARRICADE! Cassidy looks like he’s out cold as we go to commercial.

We come back to see a nearfall by the champ, who catches an escaping Penta with a dive to the outside! Cassidy goes for an Orange Punch off the turnbuckle but is caught by the challenger, who hits a dive of his own onto Cassidy instead! Penta brings the champ back into the ring before hitting a bottom rope leg drop for a nearfall. The two continue to go out at before Cassidy catches Penta leading to a nearfall of his own!

Cassidy ends up being sent to the corner by Penta, who follows up with a big kick to the chest and a backstabber…but the champion kicks out as we go to picture-in-picture!

Picture-in-Picture: Penta maintains control of this main event as he goes to work on the champ against the ring ropes, wearing Cassidy down before finally backing off. Penta leaves the ring, looking frustrated as he tries to figure out a new strategy before sliding back in. The challenger continues the attack with some hard strikes, but the champ starts fighting back as they trade blows. Penta gets the upper hand on this as we come back!

Orange is still in it as he fights back…only to take a big kick by Penta! Only the champ responds with a thrust kick of his own…before being dropped hard by Penta who gets a nearfall. Cassidy rises to his feet but is taken back down by Penta, who looks fired up to take the champ out as he targets the weakened arm! Cassidy fights out of it by putting the hand into his pocket, reaching in to block it as he gets to his feet…before hitting the “dangerous” strikes, followed by a destroyer that leads to a trade off between both men!

Cassidy looking for an Orange Punch, but Penta hits Made in Japan for a nearfall! Penta sets the champ up for Fear Factor, but it gets reversed into a Beach Break…BUT PENTA KICKS OUT! Cassidy goes for another Orange Punch attempt but is met with a punch by Penta instead, as the challenger goes after Cassidy some more on the apron. Thrust kick by the champ, but Penta hits one of his own! Fear Factor on the apron…blocked…but NO! Fear Factor connects on the apron now! Penta with the cover!

BUT CASSIDY GETS A HAND ON THE ROPE! Penta pulls the champ in, stomping away at the arm before looking to snap that arm back…and he does! Penta goes for Fear Factor again, and makes the cover! BUT CASSIDY KICKS OUT…AND HE ROLLS PENTA UP! By hook or by crook, Orange Cassidy has just picked up the pin and the win in our main event!

Winner via pinfall and still AEW International Champion: Orange Cassidy

Cassidy doesn’t celebrate however, asking for a mic and a chair as he sits in the middle of the ring. Cassidy says he doesn’t usually like to talk, but he has to tonight. He addresses the injuries and every title defense he’s had to make since becoming champion. He does this because that’s who he is, and this is what AEW is.

He talks about all the things people said about him, before stating that he is the champion and he will continue to defend it as long as he can. Moxley, you’d better bring more than just a fork, because he is Orange Cassidy…and he does not have a catchphrase.

This brings out Mox, who rushes to the ring to stand face to face with the champion. This leads to a brief pushing contest before Mox flips Cassidy off, leaving the ring as the show comes to a close.