AEW Dynamite sees Samoa Joe successfully defend TNT Championship

AEW Dynamite saw plenty of action with a title match on the bill as Samoa Joe put his TNT title on the line against AR Fox.

Blackpool Combat Club founder Bryan Danielson was also in action in somewhat of a dream match-up for AEW fans as he went up against Dax Harwood.

Bryan Danielson vs. Dax Harwood

With both men being submission specialists, it didn't take long for them to attempt to end the match early by locking in their respective submissions.

It was a match of reversals as Harwood's attempt of a Slingshot Powerbomb was reversed with a Hurricanrana into a kick to the head of Harwood.

After both men had their fair share of pinfall attempts, it was Danielson who came out on top as he locked in the LeBell lock which forced Harwood to tap out.

Winner: Bryan Danielson

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Samoa Joe vs. AR Fox (TNT Championship Match)

Samoa Joe's power was immediately felt by Fox who was hit with several of the champion's jab.

However, Fox had the speed advantage over Joe and despite missing him with an enziguri, he managed to connect with a pump kick.

Fox found success with kick-based attacks before he took to the turnbuckle to hit Joe with a 450 splash but it wasn't enough for the three count as Joe kicked out.

Fox was perhaps overzealous in his attacks as the champion hit him with a back elbow when going for a risky move before Joe ended the match with the Muscle Buster as he retained his TNT Championship.

Winner: Samoa Joe

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Willow Nightingale vs. Anna Jay A.S. w/Tay Melo

Willow Nightingale started the match on top, showing her technical prowess, hitting Anna Jay A.S with some short-arm lariats.

An intervention from Melo put Jay into the driving seat as she attacked Nightingale's back with numerous strikes.

Despite being at a disadvantage with constant interruptions from Melo, Nightingale managed to land the Dr. Bomb on Jay and earn the victory.

Winner: Willow Nightingale

Ricky Starks vs. Ari Daivari

Before the match began, distractions were caused by the appearance of Stokely Hathaway, Ethan Page and Matt Hardy with Hathaway and Page telling Hardy that he would indeed help them win the battle royal next week.

Following that dust-up, Starks and Daivari began to go at it with the latter aggressively attacking Starks before he recovered and made short work of his opponent as he hit him with the Roshambo for a dominant victory.

Winner: Ricky Starks

Death Triangle vs. The Elite

PAC, Penta El Zero M and Rey Fénix of Death Triangle challenged Kenny Omega, Matt and Nick Jackson of The Elite in an all-entertaining bout.

Death Triangle grabbed control of the match by separating Omega from his teammates as they unloaded strikes on the former AEW World Champion.

After tags were made, Nick and Fenix began exchanging blows before the former struck Fenix with a big cutter, which Fenix managed to kick out of.

Despite PAC attempting the Black Arrow, Nick was able to escape and swiftly reversed it into a pinfall to claim the win for The Elite.

Winners: The Elite


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