AEW Dynamite Results – March 15, 2023

Date: March 15, 2023
Location: Canada Life Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Commentators: Excalibur, Tony Schiavone, Taz
We’re in Canada this week and that means it is time for…well it doesn’t really mean much but the All-Atlantic Title is now the International Title with Orange Cassidy defending against Jeff Jarrett. Other than that we have MJF’s Re-bar Mitzvah, which should be quite the spectacle. Let’s get to it.
Opening sequence.
Here is MJF, complete with four women (one of who he kisses) and a chyron that says “Jewish AF” for the Re-Bar Mitzvah. He already had one of these back when he was a kid and it was awesome. Now though, he has beaten Bryan Danielson so it is time to do it again on the big stage because HE IS IRON MAN. MJF says hit the music so here are a bunch of people with a chair, meaning it’s time to dance in a circle (which I believe is a religious tradition)…but here is Jungle Boy to interrupt.
Then it’s Sammy Guevara coming out as well. We’re only mis..

WRESTLING RUMORS: WWE Plans To Return SmackDown Star To Previous Gimmick

He’s back? There are all kinds of ways to present talented wrestlers but not all of them are going to be hits. Occasionally you will see someone go from an idea that works very well to something that just misses and there is little way to predict what is going to happen. That was the case again recently in WWE, but now there is a chance of switching back to what worked before.
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In March 2022, former NXT star Pete Dunne made his full time debut on SmackDown as part of the Brawling Brutes. However, Dunne’s name had been changed to Butch, with his teammates saying that is how they had known him for years. Butch also was now a wild man who would run around the arena and try to fight any opponent he could, unlike his more calm demeanor before the name change. According to WrestleVotes via GiveMeSport, Triple H is planning to return Butch to his former name by the end of the year at the latest. Butch ha..

Update on Nikki & Brie Garcia’s Wrestling Future

It came from the source. It had been previously reported that the Bella Twins were officially leaving WWE for good and had rebranded themselves as Nikki and Brie Garcia. One of the main questions that has risen is the wrestling future, particularly when it comes to AEW.
That question was answered today on Instagram Live, where Nikki confirmed that her and her sister would not be going to AEW. You can see a clip of that below:
Nikki and Brie Garcia are not going to AEW.
— Wrestling News (@WrestlingNewsCo) March 15, 2023
Garcia also mentioned that there was fan speculation that things have soured between both them and WWE. She said it seems that way because of “everything in the past” but there are no hard feelings.
Editor’s Opinion:
I’ll take the Garcias at their word, as they have absolutely no reason to taint their legacy by going to AEW. That being said, it wouldn’t surprise me if Tony Khan threw a bunch of money at them to get a major pop for one nig..

He’s A Fan: Undertaker Endorses His Choice To Defeat Roman Reigns

That’s some praise. We are less than three weeks away from WrestleMania 39, but we are also more than two and a half years into Roman Reigns’ run as Universal Champion. That is the kind of title reign that you do not see for decades at a time and it is going to take a special showing to end the reign. One legend now has his pick for who should take the title from Reigns.
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Cody Rhodes won the men’s Royal Rumble match back in January, guaranteeing him a shot at the Undisputed WWE Universal Title at WrestleMania 39. In an interview with Ariel Helwani on BT Sports, Undertaker said that someone has to stop Reigns, saying it has to be someone WWE trusts to not “flake off and do something”. Undertaker went on to call Rhodes the “logical guy” while also naming Sami Zayn as a dark horse. Reigns vs. Rhodes for the title is set for Night Two of WrestleMania 39 on April 2.
They might have something her..

She’s In: Former WWE And Impact Wrestling Star Makes Surprise AEW Debut

She’s in. There are a lot of talented wrestlers in the world today and several of them are able to be seen on national television on a regular basis. It can mean a lot for someone to get their chance on a bigger stage and occasionally that is exactly what you get to see. It was the case again this week, as a former WWE star made their official AEW debut with a target already in sight.
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This week’s edition of AEW Dynamite was held in Canada, with TBS Champion Jade Cargill issuing an open challenge to any Canadian. Cargill retained her title over Nicole Matthews in less than a minute, but after the match Taya Valkyrie debuted and attacked Cargill’s associate Leila Grey. Valkyrie is a former NXT star, where she wrestled under the name Frankie Monet, as well as a former Knockouts Champion. AEW President Tony Khan has since announced that Valkyrie is All Elite, suggesting she has signed with the company.
Welcome to AEW,..

WATCH: Rey Mysterio Wrestles On Late Late Show

It’s a Hall Of Fame thing. Wrestling has a history of working with celebrities and it has been a mixed bag over the years. There are several celebrities who are there for the sake of promoting their latest project and nothing more, while there are occasionally celebrities there for their love of wrestling (among other things). The latter was the case this week and a WWE legend got involved as a result.
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Bad Bunny, who has worked with WWE multiple times in the past and is set to host this year’s Backlash, was a guest on the Late Late Show this week. During the interview, wrestling was brought up, resulting in Bunny bringing out Rey Mysterio. Host James Corden then faced Mysterio in a match, where he was quickly defeated. Mysterio is set to be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame later this month.
Kind of one sided. Check out the match (the wrestling portion begins at around 11:00), plus Bunny and Mysterio in WWE:..

WATCH: Tag Team Splits On NXT In Mid-Match Betrayal

They’re done. Tag teams have a strange history in WWE as they often feel like they are put together for the sake of being split up. This can cause some rather abrupt endings for teams, as they seemingly go from happy to split in a matter of days. Something similar has happened again in NXT as a team that only started having troubles a few weeks ago have now split up.
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Ivy Nile and Tatum Paxley split up this week on NXT when Paxley turned on Nile during a match. The two were involved in a #1 contenders triple threat match when Paxley refused to accept Nile’s tag and then attacked her. This comes after a few weeks of taunting from Isla Dawn and Alba Fyre, who have been saying that the two are not a real team. The two had been regularly teaming together since August 2022.
They have a history together. Check out the split, plus the two in happier times:
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BREAKING: WWE Announces Newest Inductee Into Hall Of Fame

He’s a big one. While there are all kinds of accomplishments and milestones to be achieved in WWE, there are very few that stand the test of time. Almost any title that is won is eventually going to be lost, which creates a problem for remembering some wrestlers more than others. There is one honor that sticks around forever though and now another star is receiving the special recognition.
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This week on the Bump, Ric Flair announced that the Great Muta will be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame as part of the Class of 2023. Muta never wrestled in WWE but did have multiple stints in WCW over the years. He wrestled his retirement match earlier this year, with AEW’s Sting and Darby Allin joining him in his final match under the Great Muta persona. Muta is the second inductee, following Rey Mysterio.
Muta was a force. Check out what he could do in the ring:
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No More: WWE Star Confirms Departure From Company

She’s done. It can mean a lot when a wrestler gets signed to WWE, as it is often the pinnacle of their careers. Having a wrestler make it to the biggest stage in wrestling can change their status for fans. At the same time, it can be quite the change when they depart the company. Now another wrestler is confirming that they have left WWE following a long period of inactivity.
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Earlier this month, reports surfaced that Sarray had left WWE after several months away from the ring. Now Sarray herself has confirmed the departure, talking about how grateful she was for her time in the company. She said that she learned a lot in America and confirmed that she would be returning to the ring in Japan on May 16. Sarray debuted with WWE in April 2021 and wrestled her last match there in August 2022.
No matter what some people might say, I did my best. I am so glad that I had the chance to..

Not A Fan: Wrestling Legend On Johnny Gargano: “He’s Not Over. Listen To That Crowd”

He’s not a fan. There are all kinds of wrestlers on the WWE roster today and it can be difficult to find something for all of them to do. What matters the most is finding the wrestler who will get the strongest response from the fans, which can be easier said than done. WWE seems to have picked a wrestler, but now a certain legend is not seeing things the same way.
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Over the last few weeks, Johnny Gargano has been helping Edge in his battles against the Judgment Day. In addition, Gargano is set for a match against Grayson Waller at NXT Stand & Deliver over WrestleMania weekend. However, during a recent edition of Keepin’ It 100, Konnan asked if there was anyone more over-pushed than Gargano. Konnan asked if Gargano had ever lost a match and said “Bro, he’s not over. Listen to the crowd.” Gargano teamed with Dexter Lumis in a loss to Judgment Day this week on Monday Night Raw.
Gargano has b..