AEW Dynasty Results – April 21, 2024 – Samoa Joe vs. Swerve Strickland

April 21, 2024
St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena
Commentary – Excalibur, Tony Schiavone, Taz, Jim Ross, and Nigel McGuinness

Quick Match Results

  1. Zero Hour Pre-show: Trent Beretta defeated Matt Sydal via Modified Cross Armbreaker (submission)
    • Following the match, Beretta attacked Sydal leading to Chuck Taylor running out to the ring causing Beretta to quickly leave. Beretta grabbed a microphone and issued an ultimatum to Taylor stating that Taylor has until this week’s Dynamite show to make a decision on who he stands with, him or Orange Cassidy. Before Beretta could leave, Cassidy’s music played and came out staring down Beretta until Katsuyori Shibata’s music played causing Beretta to run away to the back.
  2. Zero Hour Pre-show: Orange Cassidy & Katsuyori Shibata defeated Shane Taylor Promotions (Shane Taylor & Lee Moriarty) via Orange Punch (pinfall)
    • Cassidy pinned Moriarty after hitting an Orange Punch to give his team the victory.
  3. Zero Hour Pre-show: AEW Trios Championship & ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship Title vs. Title Unification match – Bang Bang Gang (Jay White & The Gunns (Austin & Colten Gunn)) (ROH 6-Man) defeated The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens & Max Caster) & Billy Gunn (AEW Trios) via Bladerunner (pinfall)
    • White pinned Billy Gunn after hitting a Bladerunner to give the Bang Bang Gang both the victory and newly unified AEW Trios and ROH Six-Man Tag titles.
  4. AEW Continental Championship – Kazuchuka Okada (c) defeated PAC via Rainmaker (pinfall)
    • Near the end of the match, PAC attempted a Black Arrow only for Okada to get his knees up to counter the move and hit a Rainmaker right afterwards for the victory to retain his title.
  5. Trios match – House of Black (Buddy Matthews, Brody King, & Malakai Black) defeated Adam Copeland, Eddie Kingston, & Mark Briscoe via Black Mass (pinfall)
    • Black pinned Copeland after countering Copeland’s spear attempted with a black mist attack while the referee was not looking and followed it with a Black Mass to give House of Black the victory.
  6. TBS Championship House Rules match – Willow Nightingale defeated Julia Hart (c) via Babe With The Powerbomb (pinfall)
    • Prior to the match, it was announced that the House Rules stipulation was that Skye Blue and Kris Statlander would be banned at ringside.
    • Following the match, Stokely Hathaway and Kris Statlander got into the ring and gave their version of the Best Friends group hug to Nightingale in celebration of her title victory. Nightingale’s celebration was cut short by Mercedes Mone’s music and Mone came out to confront Nightingale in the ring and tease their showdown at Double or Nothing 2024.
  7. AEW International Championship – Roderick Strong (c) defeated Kyle O’Reilly via End of Heartache (pinfall)
    • During the match, Wardlow came out to ringside and tried to interfere only to be stopped by the referee.
    • Following the match, the rest of the Undisputed came out on the stage and Adam Cole got up from his wheelchair revealing that his ankle has healed up enough for him to be able to walk on his own. Cole, Matt Taven, and Mike Bennett went into the ring to celebrate but while Taven & Bennett lifted up Strong on their shoulders, Cole gave Wardlow a dirty look behind his back before going in on the celebrations.
  8. FTW Championship – Chris Jericho defeated HOOK (c) via Pinfall
    • Near the end of the match, Jericho hit a series of Judas Effects to HOOK for near falls. Jericho grabbed his baseball bat and told HOOK to just stay down, which HOOK responded with flipping off Jericho. Jericho responded with a bat strike to and followed it with a bat strike to HOOK’s head after telling him to just stay down. HOOK refused and flipped off Jericho. This led to Jericho responding by striking HOOK in the head with his bat laying him out for the pinfall victory.
    • Following the match, Taz left the AEW commentary table to check up on his son HOOK who was being attended to by AEW doctors and told Jericho to stand down from doing anything else to his son.
  9. AEW Women’s World Championship – “Timeless” Toni Storm (c) defeated Thunder Rosa via Storm Zero (pinfall)
    • Near the end of the match, Rosa locked in a modified Cobra Clutch hold to Storm, which Storm was able to break by going under the ropes and reaching for the ring banner. Rosa dragged Storm back into the ring but Storm held onto the banner causing it to also get dragged in. This led to the referee being distracted putting the banner back out of the ring opening the door for Storm to hit a low blow kick to Rosa and followed it with a Storm Zero for the victory to retain her title.
  10. Will Ospreay defeated Bryan Danielson via Hidden Blade (pinfall)
    • Near the end of the match, Ospreay hit Danielson with a Tiger Driver leading to the referee checking on Danielson who was clutching his neck. Ospreay then charged at Danielson and hit another Hidden Blade for the pinfall victory.
    • Following the match, Danielson was seen still down on the mat being attended to by AEW doctors and the referee. As Ospreay’s hand was being raised by the referee, Ospreay looked more concerned over Danielson still being attended to in the ring.
  11. AEW World Tag Team Championship Tournament Finals Ladder match – Young Bucks (Matthew & Nicholas Jackson) defeated FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood)
    • Near the end of the match, Harwood and Matthews were engaged in a battle on the top of the ladder resulting in Harwood shoving Matthews off of it causing Matthews to crash to the mat. Before Harwood had a chance to climb up the ladder more and try to grab the AEW Tag titles, a mysterious hooded masked person ran out from the crowd and tipped over the ladder causing Harwood to crash onto the ropes. Security ran out and grabbed the mystery person who was then unmasked revealing himself to be Jack Perry. Nicholas got back into the ring and climbed up the ladder grabbing the AEW Tag titles to give the Young Bucks the title victory.
    • Following the match, security dragged Perry out of the ring and through the crowd while AEW commentators mentioned that Perry had been trespassing and would be getting kicked out.
  12. AEW World Championship – Swerve Strickland defeated Samoa Joe (c) via Swerve Stomp (pinfall)
    • Prior to the start of the match, Strickland came out in a special entrance wearing Killmonger attire and Wakanda style drum music. Prince Nana came out next and gave Strickland the same robe that was once worn by the late Jimmy Rave in honor of Rave’s status as the founding member of The Embassy.