AEW Dynamite Live Results and Review (October 9, 2019) -- Double or Nothing... Again

We bring you another AEW Dynamite live results and review for the second episode. Can it top the inaugural episode from last week?

So, I managed to, once again, trick the higher-ups to let me write about wrestling (that bit will not get old), so here we are again doing another AEW Dynamite live results and review to bring pleasure to those eyeballs while you watch tonight’s episode.

The first night of the “Wednesday night wars” between AEW and WWE has begun, and it looks like Cody Rhodes and crew came out victorious. According to The Wrap, USA’s NXT posted a total of 891,000 viewers while TNT’s AEW Dynamite had a total of 1.409 million viewers during its debut.

I say war, but really it was a celebration. We were given one of the greatest weeks of wrestling in recent memory and it was mostly because of these two shows. If you want to catch up on everything that happened in last week’s episode, you can check out our AEW Dynamite live results and review of the inaugural episode.

This episode will be in Boston, MA at the Agganis Arena. The show will begin tonight, at 8pm ET/7pm CT. Here is the current card for tonight’s AEW Dynamite show:

AEW Dynamite Card (October 9, 2019)

  • Shawn Spears vs. Jon Moxley
  • Emi Sakura & Bea Priestley vs. Riho & Britt Baker
  • Young Bucks vs. Private Party (World Tag Team Championship Tournament: First Round)
  • Darby Allin vs. Jimmy Havoc (Winner gets title match in Philadelphia next week)
  • Hangman Page & Dustin Rhodes vs. Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara

Once the show begins, you will find our coverage of this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite as each match ends, as well as a match rating.

Young Bucks vs. Private Party (World Tag Team Championship Tournament: Round 1)

The most elite tag team in the world, the Young Bucks, went toe-to-toe with Private Party for the first round of AEW’s World Tag Team Championship Tournament. The winner of this will be one step closer to becoming the first and new World Tag Team Champions for AEW. It goes without saying, each and every round of this is incredibly important for every single competitor.

The clear favorite is the Young Bucks. You can see the sea of Young Buck and The Elite shirts in the crowd and definitely have the AEW universe in their favor. Despite that, the Private Party are no amateurs, at least in how talented they are. After seeing a few matches, they are really great. Being able to keep up with the fast and furious Jackson brothers is no small feat, and these two seem to be able to do that.

The beginning was pretty standard with the Young Bucks really doing some good work to Private Party. But then, all of a sudden, we see the pink and black-clad party dudes just snap. Isiah Cassidy gets a solid string of moves against the Bucks including a lionsault from the outside rope. Then we see Marq Queen, the guy with the wild blond mohawk, in one of the most ridiculous back-and-forth ring flying I have ever seen.

I really do love how these two tag teams were able to put on such a good and convincing match throughout. The powerbomb Cassidy took on the steel ramp is an issue from then on out, and its a problem for them throughout the match. The last few moments were legitimately unbelievable with Young Bucks actually losing to the supposed rookies. It was such a solid first match. Like last week, hopefully, the rest of this show can keep up this pace.

Winners: Private Party

Rating: 9

Jericho Promo

Honestly, I was just going to talk about matches, but this is the first real big promo on AEW Dynamite, and it introduces a new stable to TNT’s wrestling show.

The Inner Circle is this new group and includes Jericho, Sammy Guevara, Santana, Ortiz, and Jake Hager (a.k.a. Jack Swagger from WWE). I’m going to cut right to the chase. Jericho straight-up slams WWE in this promo and it’s wild. While Jericho is introducing Hager, the crowd chants “We the people,” a reference to his gimmick back in the WWE. Jericho shuts that chant in perfect heel fashion and essentially tells the crowd that gimmick sucks, and was made by a terrible creative team. Of course, this made everyone cheer.

This seems like the standard AEW is going for and it’s pretty great. I think at one point, all the attacks towards WWE might get a bit old. It’s fresh right now, and I think it works, especially with this supposed Wednesday night war going on. It was a good promo. One I thought was really surprising, which is the only reason why I even write about it.

Jimmy Havoc vs. Darby Allin

This was the match I was most excited about. Darby Allin is maybe the most dedicated wrestler on this roster. By that, I mean he puts his body on the line to put on consistently awesome matches. I legitimately fear for his life when I watch him. Jimmy Havoc, I’m not super familiar with save for the AEW matches he has had. With these two’s reputations, this seems like it will be the most destructive match of the night.

Compared to the last match, we definitely saw things slow down but still managing to entertain with both of Allin’s and Havoc’s sadistic style. Havoc had Allin in the palm of his hands throughout most of the match. But in the end, Allin landed the Coffin Drop, a finisher that looks like it hurts the attacker more than the one receiving, and gets the pin. This gives Darby Allin an opportunity to face Jericho for the title.

It’s great they are giving Allin this chance. Having seen some of Allin’s previous matches from before his debut with AEW, he has put in some of the craziest work I have seen. It’s great to see AEW giving some of its “lesser-known” talents some big opportunities.

Winner: Darby Allin

Rating: 8

Emi Sakura & Bea Priestly vs. Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D & Riho

Out of all the matches from tonight’s card, this is the one I’m not quite sure what to expect. Obviously, I saw Riho last week, and she is great. Otherwise, I’ve seen maybe a match or two from the rest. Giving the Bucks a run for their money, this was a pretty fast and physical matchup that was entertaining from the start.

I will say that out of all the matches so far, this had the ending I expected. I did expect Britt Baker to get the pin. If anyone is up next to get the belt, it has to be her. Of course, I could be totally wrong, considering some of the results from today alone. This was definitely a match to continue this feud that Bea Priestly and Baker have. But unlike other matches I’ve seen that are meant to set up or continue telling stories between two wrestlers, this one didn’t really feel like a waste at all. It felt competitive and was great, as well.

Winner: Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. & Riho

Rating: 8

Shawn Spears vs. Jon Moxley

Another match I was pretty excited about, Jon Moxley and Shawn Spears. For those who may not know, Moxley and Spears both had careers with WWE. In a way, many of the smarks could use this match as evidence of the WWE misusing their Superstars. We also got Pac with the commentators, who also had a career with the WWE as Neville. If Jake Hagar, Chris Jericho, and Cody Rhodes all came out, we would have had a nice little reunion for those who have been “wronged” by the biggest wrestling company on the planet.

This is probably the most aggressive match I’ve seen from Spears (a.k.a. Tye Dillinger from WWE). From Spears’ hard-hitting slaps to the chest, to the impactful punches from Moxley, these two were really beating each other up. There was also that disgusting headbutt after Spears gave us glimpses of his former self with a taunt, that was the beginning of the end. Moxley got the pin winning the match.

Of course, we saw Kenny Omega come out with a barb-wired broom and bat. It is apparent Omega is not going to let Moxley get away with his actions from last week when he interrupted his tag match. Passing the bat to Moxley, they both square up to potentially put on a pretty brutal show. Pac then comes up behind Omega, hitting him with a steel chair. Moxely doesn’t seem cool taking out a helpless Omega and exits.

Winner: Jon Moxley

Rating: 8

Hangman Page & Dustin Rhodes vs. Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara

After last week’s attack from the now revealed Inner Circle, Hangman Page and Dustin Rhodes are out for blood. After what Jericho said about the entire Rhodes family, I’m sure Dustin is ready for a fight.

This match, in particular, gives us a good look at how the new wrestlers compared to the veterans of AEW. If you thought Rhodes and Jericho would have trouble keeping up with the likes of Guevara or Page, you would be mistaken. Between Rhodes’ aggressive onslaught, to Jericho’s failed lionsault, these guys still have it. Honestly, Jericho has put on some really great matches since his departure from WWE, but that may be a conversation for another time.

This match has been a good showcase for Dustin Rhodes. With the crossbody to both Guevara and Jericho from the top rope, to taking the two out by his lonesome, the crowd was all in for a Rhodes victory. We haven’t really seen Dustin wrestle since his disgustingly bloody match with his brother Cody, so it was good to see him out and active. Unfortunately, Dustin’s momentum was crushed as Jericho connected with the Judas Effect and the pin for the win.

In the end, we saw another huge brawl break out, with more of the AEW roster showing where their alliance lies. These moments have been pretty good getting people pumped at the end of the show. Again, this is something I hope doesn’t become a regular occurrence. Right now, I think it helps to get to know this entirely new roster, but ending a show with a giant brawl every week will get old eventually. For now, it’s pretty great.

Winner: Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara

Rating: 8

Overall Thoughts on AEW Dynamite Episode 2

I think it is pretty clear what kind of show AEW is. It is truly giving the audience everything they want. Between the two first episodes, we have seen some incredibly solid matches. The consistency is key, and if AEW Dynamite can keep this train rolling, this will be the must-see wrestling show.

It is also clear that it is not entirely the wrestling and theatrics that make a wrestling show great. It is the fans that really give the show the energy needed to be great. The crowd was so engaged with everything that was happening in the ring. And why wouldn’t they? This is a brand new show that is really shaking things up in the world of professional wrestling. Hopefully, this isn’t just the crowd hyped to finally see something new. Ideally, we can have a crowd this interested in what is in front of them all the time.

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Michael Ruiz is a Senior Staff Writer at DualShockers. He likes video games. He likes wrestling. He likes beer. He likes music.

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