AEW Dynamite Results 2/7: AEW World Tag Team Title Match, Strickland Vs. Page, Jericho Faces Takeshita

This is Wrestling INC.'s live coverage of "AEW Dynamite" for February 7, 2024!

Tonight has a stacked card already announced as the company continues the build toward AEW's Revolution. That night promises to be Sting's final ever match, but will he be able to walk in as a champion?

He gets that opportunity this evening as he and Darby Allin will be teaming up to challenge Ricky Starks and Big Bill for the AEW World Tag Team Championships in a match that became personal after their war of words last week.

Another major match that will have AEW Revolution ramifications is Adam Page vs. Swerve Strickland. Their epic rivalry will continue this evening as they compete against each other for the third time, with the winner going on to challenge Samoa Joe for the AEW World Championship. But, with Swerve already boasting a 2-0 record over the "Hangman," the pressure is certainly on the latter.

Chris Jericho's issues with his former friend Don Callis will continue to boil over as he competes against Konosuke Takeshita in singles action. Meanwhile, CMLL will be invading AEW as Hechicero, Dorada, and Volador take on the Blackpool Combat Club's Bryan Danielson, Jon Moxley, and Claudio Castagnoli.

In the women's division, "Timeless" Toni Storm will be out to remind everyone what she's capable of inside the ring when she takes on Red Velvet. However, Storm's rival Deonna Purrazzo will be keeping a close eye on things as she joins the commentary team.

Finally, Tony Khan is set to make an appearance on the show to make a big announcement.

Adam Page vs. Swerve Strickland (Winner gets an AEW World Title shot at AEW Revolution)

After a little jaw-jacking, Adam Page opts to slap Swerve Strickland and then the fight is on as they brawl out of the ring and Strickland launches Page into the fans. He follows up by leaping over the barricade to attack "Hangman" once again, but when the fight gets back into the ring it is Page who turns things around by stomping away on Strickland, but he responds with a big boot. 

Page then hits a fallaway slam and he unloads several punches on Strickland after pulling him away from the top turnbuckle. Strickland then tries to put a focus on the arm of his opponent, but Page fights back and nails a lariat to the back of Strickland's neck. Page then slams Strickland into the barricade before delivering another fallaway slam, this time on the floor. 

Back inside the ring they trade chops with each other, and Page looks for a Buckshot Lariat but Swerve blocks it, only to be thrown over the top rope as his back slams off the apron on the way down. Page looks for a moonsault after but Strickland avoids it and comes back with a flat liner. Strickland follows up by launching himself over the top ropes to attack Page once again, following it with a diving elbow to the back. 

Strickland connects with House Calls, but that only gets him a near fall. The two then head to the top turnbuckle, but as Page tries to drive Strickland down he manages to reverse and then hit an enziguri. Strickland tries to keep the attack going, but Page connects with a Powerbomb, but it's not enough to keep his opponent down. However, Swerve then avoids the Buckshot Lariat only to deliver one of his own before hitting the Swerve Stomp, but Page kicks out! 

Page heads out of the ring, but Strickland keeps up the attack with a running boot. The two men then stand on the guardrail as Page DDT's Strickland onto it. Page then pulls out a table, but both men have the same idea with big boots inside the ring. Strickland hits a backbreaker, but Page kicks out once again. Page then heads to the top turnbuckle but gets pushed and his ankle is stuck, allowing the Swerve Stomp. Page then rolls onto the table outside the ring, but it breaks immediately. 

Strickland runs to set up another table, but as he tries to hit a 450 inside the ring, Page gets his knees up. He then hits a big lariat and follows it with the Buckshot, but Strickland gets his foot on the ropes. He hits a Deadye, and as Strickland falls to the floor Page instructs the official to count him out. Prince Nana then dances all around him, and that motivates Strickland back into the ring, but he's immediately booted back out. Page then gets a chair and nails Nana with it, but he turns around and gets it kicked into his face.

He hits a Swerve Stomp but tweaks his ankle, and Page then focuses on that and twists it. They brawl on the ring apron as Strickland drives Page into the announce table, which leads to him hitting the Deadeye through the table on the outside. Strickland then goes for another Swerve Stomp, but Page moves. He then looks for the Buckshot, but Strickland reverses into the JME Driver, but just as he's about to win the bell rings as time runs out. 

Result – Draw

Strickland gets on the microphone and says he didn't go through all of that to end like this. He asks for five more minutes, but Page points out Strickland had to beat him to become the number one contender, he will not be World Champion, it is over, and Page leaves the ring. Tony Schiavone then gets on the microphone, and reveals Tony Khan says it is not done. At AEW Revolution, it will be a triple threat. 

Toni Storm vs. Red Velvet

Samoa Joe is shown backstage and says neither of those men deserve to be in the ring with him. People don't want him as their champion, but they have no choice. No matter what they do, come Revolution he will walk out as champion and both of them will suffer because of it. 

Toni Storm wors the arm of Red Velvet to start, taking down her opponent with a headlock, but Velvet picks up the pace with a leg lariat. However, she then gets caught by the champion who hammers down right hands and then plants her to the mat, which gains a near fall. Velvet connects with a chop in the corner, but Storm responds by clamming Velvet to the mat. 

Storm then delivers several punches, but Velvet responds with plenty of her own before connecting with a big dropkick as she then drops the champion with a bulldog. She drives her knees into the back of Stom and then hits a standing shooting press, but Storm manages to kick out of the pinfall attempt. Velvet then gets tripped as she runs into the corner, and Storm follows it up with the running hip attack in the corner. 

Velvet goes for another big kick but misses, and Storm then sets up an Ankle Lock which forces a submission as she stares down Deonna Purrazzo on commentary.

Winner: Toni Storm

Storm refuses to let go of the hold so Purrazzo gets into the ring and coms face to face with them until Luther pulls them apart and sends the champion back up the ring apron with Mariah May.

Renee Paquette is backstage with Orange Cassidy who is going to be competing in a six-man on Friday before defending the title, but he says it will be fine. They give a medical update on Chuck Taylor as he's getting checked on right now. 

Hechicero, Dorada, & Volador Vs. Jon Moxley, Claudio Castagnoli, & Bryan Danielson

Hechicero starts out with Bryan Danielson as they go back and forth, but it is the masked wrestler who takes control first by almost catching out Danielson with a pinfall. He tags Claudio Castagnoli in as Dorado also joins, but his chops do nothing, and while he tries to use his speed Castagnoli just drops him to the mat. However, Dorado bounces up to them to get put back down again, but then Jon Moxley and Volador Jr tag in. 

The CMLL star uses his speed to jump Moxley outside the ring and a brawl breaks out between them all. The Blackpool Combat Club opts to isolate Volador, making frequent tags in the corner as they stomp down on him and ensure they cut the ring in half. Castagnoli then begins working the arm of Volador Jr, and then he gets put into the Giant Swing which has a crash landing. 

Moxley comes in and tries to get the win off of that, but the CMLL performer kicks out. Despite that, Volodor finally gets the tag and Dorado ends up sending Danielson and Moxley across the ring as he then makes them collide heads. He sends all three of his opponents out of the ring one by one, and his partners then nail stereo topes, with Dorado the n hitting a springboard shooting star press to wipe everyone out on the floor.

Hechicero then spins Danielson around before an abrupt stop with a backbreaker a Dorado then connects with a 450 Splash, but Danielson's partners break up the pinfall to keep it going. However, he then plants Castagnoli only for that to be broken up by Moxley. Each member then takes each other out one by one with a flurry of moves as Hechicero and Castagnoli are left just trading forearm strikes. 

Hechicero focuses on a knee submission to Castganoli, and while Danielson breaks it up the masked star sets in a submission on him until Moxley breaks it up. Danielson sacrifices himself for Moxley, who hits a double lariat, but Hechicero responds with a big knee strike to Moxley. Castagnoli comes back with an uppercut, but Hechicero connects with the guillotine. 

The official then gets caught up in the corner, which allows Castagnoli to hit a low blow as he goes on to get the win over Hechicero.

Winners: Blackpool Combat Club

Three other CMLL stars then hop the barrier, but several AEW stars hit the ring to make the save.

Backstage, The Kingdom are shown having attacked Chuck Taylor.

Chris Jericho vs. Konosuke Takeshita

Tony Khan is shown backstage, he says AEW is returning to Boston in March. It will be an important night for AEW, as that will be "AEW: Big Business."

Chris Jericho and Konosuke Takeshita waste no time going back and forth at each other, but it's Jericho who comes out on top by sending his opponent over the top rope. Don Callis opts to slap his client in the face and Jericho then attacks him from behind, but Takeshita reverses it and sends Jericho crashing into the barricade and then hits a brainbuster on the outside.

Back inside the ring, Jericho fights back and leaps down from the top turnbuckle to attack him. However, Powerhouse Hobbs then swipes his leg which allows Takeshita to attack him, but Sammy Guevara then appears with a chair to attack Hobbs, following up with a cuter from the stairs and then a chair shot directly to the head which sends Hobbs into the audience as they fight to the back. 

Jericho then hits a springboard dropkick which sends Takeshita to the floor, with Jericho diving out from the top turnbuckle to attack him once again. They fight their way back to the ring as Takeshita muscles Jericho over and down to the mat from the second rope. They trade forearm strikes and chops as Takeshita then attacks the eyes of Jericho and blasts him with a huge running kick which bounces Jericho's head into the ropes. 

Takeshita follows it by launching himself over the top rope to attack Jericho once again, and while the veteran takes him down when he gets back into the ring, he isn't able to hit the Lionsault as Takeshita gets the knees up. Takeshita then hits a delayed German suplex, but Jericho then counters the Takeshita Line with a Codebreaker, but it's not enough for the win. Jericho once again goes for the Lionsault, but Takeshita grabs him and hits a Blue Thunder Bomb, and this time it's Jericho kicking out. 

Jericho then slaps Takeshita and sets him on the top turnbuckle, but Takeshita slips under him and hits an avalanche Blue Thunder Bomb, and Jericho kicks out once again. Takeshita hits the power drive knee, but Jericho counters another attempt with the Walls Of Jericho. Callis then slides a chair into the ring which distracts the official, while he then nails Jericho in the head with a screwdriver. Takeshita sets in the Walls Of Jericho, and while he mounts a slight fight back he eventually taps. 

Winner: Konosuke Takeshita

Ricky Starks & Big Bill (c) vs. Sting & Darby Allin (AEW World Tag Team Championship Tornado Tag Match)

The challengers attack the champions immediately, with the fight spilling to the floor as Big Bill launches Darby Allin into the barricade and Sting fights into the crowd with Ricky Starks. Sting gets a garbage can and attacks Starks with it, but he takes a cheap shot, while Bill dominates Allin with some big chops. However, as he and Starks then attack Allin he manages to fight back as Sting launches himself off the higher level to hit a crossbody to both men below.

They all fight their way back to the ringside area, with Sting attacking Bill while Starks bounces Allin off the steel stairs. Sting then pulls out a chair and starts nailing both of his opponents with the weapon, but the champions reverse both of their opponents and start slowing down the pace. Bill misses with a running attack on Sting, hitting the barricade instead. Sting follows it with a Stinger Splash, but he responds with a lariat. 

Allin then dives out to Bill, who catches him, spinning around before slamming him to the floor. Allin slaps Bill, but that angers the bigger man who nails a bossman slam as he then pulls out a table. He prepares to send Allin through it, but Sting comes out and begins fighting the champions. Bill looks for a big boot, but Sting moves yet Starks comes from behind and hits Sting with a Scorpion Death Drop, but Allin breaks up the pinfall. 

Starks aims for a high risk move but buckles his ankle as Allin and Sting then hit running splashes into Bill as Allin comes in with Code Red. He keeps up the attack with a Coffin Drop outside the ring, meanwhile Sting locks in a Scorpion Deathlock. On the ring apron Bill and Allin fight as the smaller man gets the eyes which leads to them falling and crashing through the table outside the ring. 

Sting then goes for a splash in the corner, but Starks pulls away the turnbuckle. He begins having second thoughts, but he still connects with a Spear, only for Sting to kick out again. He looks for another but Sting catches it, hits the Scorpion Death Drop and becomes a champion in AEW for the first time. 

Winners (and new AEW World Tag Team Champions): Sting & Darby Allin

Post-match, Sting and Allin celebrate with Sting's sons. However, The Young Bucks them appear, attacking the new champions and Sting's son's with baseball bats. They bust Allin open