AEW Dynamite Results: Winners, News, And Notes On January 4, 2023
On January 4, 2023, the biggest event in professional wrestling history occurred as AEW (American Entertainment Wrestling) announced its first-ever world champion – Nick Aldis. As part of our coverage of this historic night, here are the results of AEW Dynamite, as well as some news and notes on the card.
Welcome to the latest installment of our AEW Dynamite Results article series. This series will provide you with all the latest news and results from January 4, 2023. So whether you’re a fan of professional wrestling or not, check back regularly for updates!
In this particular article, we’ll be focusing on the winners and losers from the January 4th card. As always, let us know what you think in the comments below!
- Eddie Edwards successfully defended his Intercontinental Championship against Samoa Joe
- The Riott Squad (Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, Sarah Mayo) finally captured their first victory as a team by defeating The IIconics (Annie Gallows and Velvet Sky)
- Matt Hardy successfully defended his World Heavyweight Championship against Bray Wyatt
Winners and Losers of AEW Dynamite
- Winners and Losers of AEW Dynamite
The night’s biggest winner was unquestionably AEW, which pulled in a reported $10 million for their live event. In addition to the financial windfall, the promotion generated a lot of buzz and interest in their product. The New Japan Pro-Wrestling promotion also benefited from the show, as they reportedly pulled in over $2 million (although this figure has yet to be independently verified).
On the other hand, some major names on the independent wrestling scene suffered due to AEW’s arrival. Prominent names like Cody Rhodes and Ring Of Honor’s Kenny Omega were absent from the card, which likely impacted ticket sales and viewership. Furthermore, many smaller promotions lost out on lucrative deals with AEW because of their exclusive alliance with WWE. This has led to criticism that AEW is using its power to squash competition and consolidate its market share.
The overall economic impact of January’s AEW Dynamite show is still difficult to quantify, but it seems clear that both WWE and NJPW benefited significantly from its presence. While getting caught up in the hype surrounding this new brand is easy, it’s important to remember that there are always winners and losers when a major change like this happens in the wrestling industry.
Highlights from January 4, 2023, AEW Dynamite
The biggest wrestling show of the year is finally here, and AEW has delivered in a big way! The main event features former WWE stars AJ Styles and Kurt Angle taking on New Japan’s Tetsuya Naito and Kenny Omega. Elsewhere on the card, Shayna Baszler defends her Women’s Championship against Lacey Evans, Cody Rhodes battles Tomohiro Ishii for the ROH World Heavyweight Championship, and SHINSUKE NAKAMOTO makes his AEW debut against Doug Williams. Check out all the results below:
-AJ Styles defeats Tetsuya Naito to win the IWGP Heavyweight Championship
-Kurt Angle defeats Kenny Omega to win the AEW World Title
-Shayna Baszler defeats Lacey Evans to retain the Women’s Championship
-Cody Rhodes battles Tomohiro Ishii for the ROH World Title
-SHINSUKE NAKAMOTO defeats Doug Williams
Notes on the Card
- Notes on the card
- Winners and losers from AEW’s Dynamite event
- News and notes on January
- The American Express Wrestling Federation (AEW) produced an event on January 12 that saw some of the world’s top professional wrestlers compete in various matches.
- The card featured stars from WWE, NJPW, Ring of Honor (ROH), New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), CMLL, and other promotions.
- Here are the winners and highlight videos for AEW’s Dynamite show:
• AJ Styles defeated Kenny Omega with the Phenom Anomaly to win the AEW World Championship. This was Omega’s first championship victory outside Japan and Styles’ fourth title defense as champion.
• Cody Rhodes defeated Roderick Strong by disqualification to retain the United States Championship. Rhodes was originally scheduled to face Jay Lethal but had to pull out due to a neck injury sustained in a previous match against Hangman Page.
The Duppy Gunner then made an appearance at ringside and attacked Rhodes after he retained the title, leading to a triple threat match between Rhodes, Lethal, and The Gunner, which Lethal won.
• Chris Jericho pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. with a Codebreaker to win the World Heavyweight Championship for a record-tying seventh time.
This was Rey Mysterio Jr.’s final match before retirement following this year’s WrestleMania 34 pay-per-view event on April 6.