AEW Dynamite Notes: Results, New Stage & Intro Song, Strickland vs. Samoa Joe Tease for AEW World Title, AEW Tag Titles Tourn. Set, Adam Copeland Return, Big Business & More Shows Cards

AEW Dynamite Results – March 6, 2024

March 6, 2024
Duluth, GA – Gas South Arena
Commentary – Excalibur, Tony Schiavone, and Taz

Quick Match Results

  1. Swerve Strickland & Samoa Joe defeated Undisputed Kingdom (Mike Bennett & Matt Taven) via Big Pressure (pinfall)
    • Following the match, Strickland and Joe had a staredown in the ring leading to Strickland turning his attention towards Wardlow who was looking on from the stage. This led to Joe locking in a sleeper from behind to Strickland to knock him out and stared at Wardlow afterwards.
  2. FTW Championship – HOOK (c) defeated Brian Cage via Redrum (submission)
    • After the match, The Gates of Agony ran out and attacked HOOK from behind leading to Chris Jericho coming out to save HOOK and cleared Gates of Agony out of the ring.
  3. Killswitch defeated “Daddy Magic” Matt Menard via Lariat (pinfall)
    • After the match, Killswitch tried to attack Menard leading to Daniel Garcia running out and brawling with Killswitch. While the rest of The Patriarchy were seated in the commentary table area, Cage told Wayne to go out there and attack Garcia, which he did. Killswitch and Wayne ended up getting the upper-hand and stood tall over a fallen Garcia and Menard.
    • As The Patriarchy heading towards to the back, Adam Copeland came out and attacked all of them and ran Cage out of the arena.
  4. Riho defeated Kris Statlander via Roll-up (pinfall)
    • Near the end of the match, Stokeley Hathaway handed Statlander chains for her to use on Riho while the referee was distracted. After giving it some consideration, Statlander tossed the chains out of the ring instead.
  5. Will Ospreay defeated Kyle Fletcher via Hidden Blade (pinfall)
    • After the match, Ospreay and Don Callis checked on Fletcher and were interrupted by Bryan Danielson’s music playing. Danielson made his way to the ring and stared down Ospreay as the show went off the air.

AEW Reveals New Theme Song & Stage at Wednesday’s Dynamite “Season Premiere” Show

Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite show featured AEW officially debuting a new intro theme song and stage design for Dynamite.

Swerve Strickland Calls Out Samoa Joe for AEW World Title Shot, Undisputed Kingdom Responds

Wednesday’s Dynamite show also featured Swerve Strickland calling out Samoa Joe for a future AEW World Championship match.

This was setup following an in-ring promo segment involving Strickland, Prince Nana, and Joe. Strickland and Nana came out for an in-ring interview with Tony Schiavone. Strickland talked about coming up short at winning the AEW World title at Revolution 2024. Strickland also talked about the goals he had for AEW when he first signed with the company nd only to realize where he is at now. Strickland stated that maybe this is payback and karma for all the bad things he has done. Strickland stated that maybe he is not supposed to be a champion here and maybe he just needs to be the guy who gets so close but not quite there, leading to a “you deserve it” chants by the crowd. After some more words, Strickland stated that he will come after Joe for his title at some point and claimed that he will become the new AEW World Champion.

Joe’s music played to interrupt and Joe made his way to the ring. Joe proceeded to mock Strickland and stated that he came out here to hive a reality check. Joe stated that we are in Swerve’s house but unfortunately, Swerve’s house exists in Joe’s world. Joe stated that instead of letting the fans be disappointed in looking at an almost champion, he would let the fans rest their eyes upon an actual champion. Strickland responded telling Joe to not turn his back on him again and called him out for taunting him as if he was looking for a fight. Strickland then issued a challenge for Joe’s title tonight and stated why wait when we could do it right now.

Before anything else could happen, The Undisputed Kingdom’s music played interrupting Strickland and Joe. This led to the Undisputed Kingdom coming out and Adam Cole hyping up his stablemates and claimed that Joe is only the AEW World Champion because of their help. Cole then claimed that Wardlow will soon go after that title and bring it back where it belongs. Strickland interrupted mocking Cole for his failed opportunities to win the title and claimed he looked like Dr. Claw with his act as manager for his group. Strickland continued his insults stating that he has Britt Baker’s second number saved. This led to an angry response by Cole in return and challenged Strickland and Joe to a tag team match against two of his guys for next week. Strickland responded back stating why not right now leading to Cole shrugging off that idea. Schiavone interrupted stating that he just got word from Tony Khan that his match will be happening right now and called for a referee to come out.

Tag Team Tournament Officially Announced to Crown New AEW Tag Champions

Wednesday’s Dynamite show also featured the official announcement of a new tag team tournament to be held to crown new AEW World Tag Team Champions.

This was initially announced by AEW CEO Tony Khan during this past weekend’s Revolution 2024 post-show media scrum. Khan stated that Sting will be retiring as AEW World Tag Team Champions and him and Darby Allin will be vacating the belts and a new tournament to be held to crown new champions.

During tonight’s show, AEW aired a video package featuring Khan officially announcing this upcoming tournament will be taking place later this month and revealed several of the teams who will be competing in it.

In a follow-up segment, The Young Bucks gave an in-ring promo involving Nicholas Jackson officially stating that they are one of the teams in this upcoming tournament.

Adam Copeland Makes Surprise Return & Issues Challenge to Christian Cage for TNT Title for Dynamite Show

Wednesday’s Dynamite show also featured Adam Copeland making his surprise return to AEW.

Following Killswitch’s victory over Matt Menard, Killswitch attempted to attack Menard leading to Daniel Garcia running out to save Menard and then Wayne running out to help Killswitch.

After Killswitch and Wayne managed to lay out Garcia and Menard, The Patriarchy left to go to the back and turned around one last time to see the results of their actions in the ring. This led to Copeland running out and attacking Wayne and Killswitch and blocked Mother Wayne from hitting a low blow to him. Copeland then chased Christian Cage out of the arena and issued a challenge to Cage for his TNT Championship in an I Quit match at the March 25th Dynamite show in Toronto, Canada.

This was Copeland’s first appearance in AEW since suffering a storyline head injury at the hands of The Patriarchy at the February 14th Dynamite show.

Current Cards for Friday’s Rampage, Saturday’s Collision, & Next Week’s Dynamite Big Business Shows

Wednesday’s Dynamite show also featured several new matches officially announced for the cards of this Friday’s Rampage show and this Saturday’s Collision show in Duluth, Georgia and next week’s Dynamite Big Business show on March 13th at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

These matches were all setup during promos, backstage interviews, and match graphic reveals throughout the show.

Current card for March 8th AEW Rampage show:

  • AEW World Tag Team Tournament First Round match – Best Friends (Trent Beretta & Orange Cassidy) vs. Kip Sabian & The Butcher
  • TBS Championship Open House match – Robyn Renegade vs. Julia Hart
  • Three-way Tag Team match – Private Party (Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy) vs. Top Flight (Darius & Dante Martin) vs. Komander & “The Bounty Hunter” Bryan Keith
  • Penta El Zero Miedo vs. Action Andretti

Current card for March 9th AEW Collision show:

  • Atlanta Street Fight match – Jay Lethal, Jeff Jarrett, & Mark Briscoe vs. House Of Black (Brody King, Buddy Matthews, & Malakai Black)
  • Chris Jericho vs. Titan
  • Mariah May vs. mystery opponent
  • Bryan Danielson vs. Shane Taylor

Current card for March 13th AEW Dynamite Big Business show:

  • AEW World Championship – Wardlow vs. Samoa Joe (c)
  • Jay White vs. Darby Allin
  • Riho vs. Willow Nightingale