From Daily's Place, with Jim Ross, Tony Shiavone, and Excalibur on the call. It's also now been a whole year since Dynamite was held in front of a normal arena crowd, you can thank me for the cheerful reminder @SamoaRowe.
Eddie Kingston and Jon Moxley are hanging out on a patio, enjoying a fire and adult beverages. Kingston talks about his post-traumatic stress from prison caused him to faint when he expected the ring to explode. Moxley wants to know if the bomb came from Impact Wrestling in a box labeled "Acme." Mox may not have regained his championship, but he got his drinking buddy back. The united duo puts Kenny Omega on notice. This partnership could be awesome. I appreciate the effort to salvage the botched ending at Revolution as a storyline.
Tony Shiavone gets a word in with Cody after his grueling victory. Cody is ready to vent his frustration about losing at Revolution, but he's interrupted by Penta El Zero M and an interpreter. Penta fancies himself to be better than Cody, and declares himself the "Lord of Lucha Libre." He wishes he'd focused more on Cody's bad arm and preventing him from being able to hold his newborn baby girl. Cody rushes at Penta and they're held apart.
Meanwhile, Chuck Taylor finds Orange Cassidy asleep in an arcade, slumped over in a Fast and the Furious game. Chuck wants one more match against Miro, and volunteers to be his butler for life if they lose. They set a stipulation that the ring will be surrounded by arcade machines and Cassidy chimes in that they'll break Miro. Time to wrap this feud up, guys, but if the endgame is a super fun brawl with video game setpieces, maybe it will have all been worth it.
Tony Shiavone hosts STIIIIIIIIING on the stage. Spirits are high after Sting and Darby Allin beat Team Taz in a cinematic street fight. He's interrupted by Lance Archer and Jake Roberts, who complain about their lack of TV time. Tony asks them to leave, so Jake departs with "Bye, Stanger." Sting was finished anyway.
Backstage interview with QT Marshall and Lee Johnson. QT doesn't want to talk about his dissension with Dustin Rhodes and shifts the topic to Lee's match. The segment suddenly ends as Ethan Page's music hits. There is a production glitch as Page's music drowns out all other audio, including an inset promo.
Dustin Rhodes arrives to check on Johnson.
Alex Marvez checks in on Adam Page, who has been on a shopping spree since winning Matt Hardy's paycheck, and is riding a mower around. The Dark Order all climb on, except for Alan Angels, he'd put them over the weight limit, and they drive off for ice cream.
Tony Shiavone tries to introduce Christian Cage, but gets interrupted by the broom dancers, signaling the arrival of AEW World Champion Kenny Omega, accompanied by Don Callis and the Good Brothers. Callis touts Omega's victory at Revolution, adding "King of the Death Match" to his resume. Callis refuses to confirm or deny if they were involved with the dud explosion, but are pleased to have taken a moment away from Moxley and Kingston. Omega laughs at Eddie's embarrassment for passing out to sparklers. Eddie Kingston has heard enough and storms to the ring. Callis says he fired Eddie from Impact Wrestling because he always finds a way to screw up his opportunities. He gives Eddie 10 seconds to get out before he unleashes his guys on him. They then replay the countdown clock and the Good Brothers mockingly protect Omega from an invisible explosion. Eddie drops Kenny with a hard shot and the Good Brothers swarm him. Jon Moxley runs in to help. Christian Cage saunters out to survey the chaos and finds Omega alone in the ring. Christian rejects a handshake and blocks a cheap shot, and Callis pulls Kenny out of a Killswitch. Christian picks up the AEW title and gives it a long, meaningful look. Looks like Kenny is going to have his hands full.
Britt goes nuts smashing the crutch over Rosa while her friends restrain Shida and Mizunami. Britt applies Lockjaw while Vickie poses and Rebel smushes the crutch into Rosa's head.
Private Party hang out with Matt Hardy at the bar, lamenting his financial loss to Hangman Page. Matt says he has enough money to carry them through and reveals that he's hired the services of Butcher and Blade, who will destroy the Dark Order at his command.
Sky loses his temper and puts Allin into a heel hook, refusing to break as referees swarm him.
The Inner Circle come to the ring for a War Council. Chris Jericho admits that the group has been on a decline as of late, but they are smart enough to remedy this. Jericho thinks they should add someone new to the group, but MJF thinks it's time for someone to go. They're interrupted by Sammy Guevara, who has some footage he thinks Jericho should see. The big screen reveals that Sammy had set up a hidden camera in the Inner Circle's room and MJF got Santana, Ortiz, and Jake Hager on board with a change of leadership. MJF orders an attack on Jericho, but instead they turn around, united against MJF! Jericho shoves MJF down and fires him! MJF pretends to cry and then reveals he was building his own inner circle. The lights flicker and reveal Wardlow, FTR, Shawn Spears, and Tully Blanchard! The faux-Horsemen win the brawl and beatdown the Inner Circle! Spears curb stomps Guevera through a chair while FTR handcuff Santana and Ortiz. Wardlow chokeslams Jericho into a knee strike, and then holds him in position for MJF to cheap shot with the Dynamite Diamond ring. They haul Jericho to the stage for Wardlow to powerbomb through a crash pad.
Final Thoughts: This was a rough episode from a production standpoint, but did a nice job resetting the table after a long awaited pay-per-view. The main event segment was really well done, and a satisfying conclusion to MJF's infiltration of the Inner Circle. MJF comes out of this looking like a big time villain and FTR and Spears should make good henchmen. The Inner Circle are also effectively turned babyfaces, which makes sense considering that most fans have been waiting for permission to cheer for Santana, Ortiz, and Guevara this entire time, and Jericho is a perennial favorite. I kind of wish this babyface turn for Jericho wasn't coming two weeks after he gleefully helped MJF assault a middle aged non-wrestler, but I digress.