A new era of professional wrestling was introduced to the fans with the debut of All Elite Wrestling's TNT show Dynamite, headlined by a six-man tag team match, the coronation of the promotion's first women's champion and a high-stakes match for executive vice president Cody Rhodes. What exactly went down, who emerged victorious and which female competitor etched her name in the history books by claiming the gold?
The first match in AEW Dynamite history was a feisty one with something legitimate at stake as Cody secured a shot at inaugural AEW champion Chris Jericho. It was Jericho who also made his presence known after the match when he used the distraction of Guevara slapping and then shaking the hand of Cody to brutally attack him from behind. The wrestlers then traded huge high spots as Cody hit an inverted suplex for two before Guevara hit a majestic Spanish Fly off the top rope. The finish came when Guevara's shooting star press attempt caught knees from Cody and a small package for the 1-2-3.
MJF cut his own entrance music short to deliver a strong pre-match promo in which he ripped the fans (prompting "a4###$$" chants). Cutler worked well in the underdog role, hitting a suicide dive into a Thesz press onto the floor. But MJF created a diversion shortly after by pulling the referee in front of him in the corner. The distraction allowed Friedman to land a crushing elbow strike and apply his Salt of the Earth armbar for an instant tap.
The first women's title match in AEW history turned out to be a spirited one as both exceeded their performances. Riho went on to hit an avalanche Northern lights suplex from the second rope and a running set of knees to the face for the 1-2-3. The post-match melee certainly boosted things as Rose attacked Riho and hit a powerbomb on interviewer Michael Nakasawa. Rose then set up a Death Valley Driver on the ring apron only for Kenny Omega to run in, rescue Riho and deliver a push on Rose.
It appears that AEW has found its first heel faction following the main event. Moxley (f.k.a. Dean Ambrose in WWE) hit a DDT on Omega through a glass table to produce the craziest spot of the night, but the match continued from there. A late hot tag to Nick Jackson sparked an incredible medley of high-flying moves until Jericho ran in to intercept a Best Meltzer Ever attempt by hitting a Codebreaker. A Judas Effect followed, allowing the AEW champion Jericho to record the pin.