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Tonight’s episode of AEW DYNAMITE: Grand Slam was broadcast live from Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, NY!
Excalibur, Tony Schiavone and “The Human Suplex Machine” Taz were the broadcast team for tonight’s event.
It’s Wednesday night and you know what that means!
Title vs. Title Match!
ROH World Champion Claudio Castagnoli (with Wheeler Yuta)
NJPW STRONG Openweight Champion Eddie Kingston!
Ian Riccaboni joined the broadcast booth for this match.
Claudio rushed at Eddie and booted him in the face. They traded chops and forearms. The fight spilled outside of the ring! Eddie whipped Claudio into the steel guardrail. Eddie headbutted Claudio but Claudio fired back with a lariat.
Back in the ring Claudio gut wrenched Eddie nearly into a doctor bomb, planting him hard on the mat. Eddie German suplexed Claudio. Eddie tried for a backfist, but Claudio countered with the crown of his head. Claudio back suplexed Eddie Kingston onto the ramp!
Claudio clotheslined Eddie over the top rope and back into the ring. Claudio double stomped down onto the left arm of Claudio. Eddie moved out of the way of Claudio’s diving headbutt.
Claudio battered Eddie in the corner turnbuckles. Claudio nailed Eddie with a TKO for a near fall. Claudio blasted Eddie with boots to the face. Kingston baited Claudio in and nailed Claudio with two suplexes for a two-count. Eddie fired off a straight right to Claudio’s jaw, knocking Claudio to his knees. Claudio answered with a right hand of his own.
Claudio staggered Eddie with European uppercuts. Claudio headbutted Eddie and followed up with a short arm lariat. Claudio went for the ricola bomb, but Eddie reversed it for a near fall. Claudio hit the ricola bomb, but Eddie kicked out at the two-count!
“This crowd coming unglued in support of their own Eddie Kingston,” said Excalibur.
Eddie clocked Claudio with three back fists and followed up with a Northern Lights Bomb for a near fall on Claudio. Kingston fired off another backfist and then powerbombed Claudio for the pinfall victory!
And new Ring of Honor World Champion Eddie Kingston!
Claudio extended his hand and Eddie accepted. The Code of Honor was adhered to.
“It’s a great moment in the long history of Dynamite,” said Tony Schiavone.
Footage was shown from earlier of the Kingdom watching over an ‘injured’ Roderick Strong in a hospital bed.
Adam Cole came to visit.
“Where have you been?” asked Matt Taven.
Cole said he got there as fast as he could.
Cole: “I’m glad you’re doing okay, but I have to go. Max has a huge match against Samoa Joe.”
Roderick Strong: “Just go. Just friggin’ go.”
Renee Paquette was backstage with Christian Cage and TNT Champion Luchasaurus!
Christian Cage: “Rampage: Grand Slam, we are going to walk through Sting and Darby Allin. And Darby I am ready to move on. I am bored with you. I have a little proposition for you Darby. This Saturday on Collision how about you step in the ring for a three-way match for the TNT Championship against me and Luchasaurus. If you want this shot, Darby, then Sting isn’t allowed at ringside.”
Chris Jericho vs. Sammy Guevara (with Monteasy)!
Monteasy rapped Sammy to the ring. Sammy was wearing a light up vest, an homage to Chris Jericho when he faced Shawn Michaels 21 years ago.
Sammy and Jericho exchanged chops right out of the gate. Jericho tripped and Sammy seized the moment with a corkscrew dropkick. Jericho hoisted up Sammy with an underhook and then hit a backbreaker. Sammy fired back with a corkscrew tornillo over the top rope onto Jericho on the arena floor.
Jericho countered a GTH attempt with the Codebreaker. Jericho suplexed Sammy off the apron and down onto the arena floor! Back in the ring Sammy lured in Jericho for a Spanish Fly for a near fall. Jericho retaliated with two nasty lariats.
Sammy grabbed Jericho and smashed his face with the Code Breaker for a two-count! Sammy charged at Jericho, knocking Jericho off the apron and onto the front of the announcer’s desk. Sammy jumped off the top rope with a moonsault onto Jericho. Sammy connected with a cutter.
“Both of these men have gone through a lot in a short amount of time,” said Tony Schiavone.
Jericho countered the GTH with the Walls! Sammy twisted his hips and escaped. Sammy cracked Chris with a rising knee strike. Sammy and Jericho jockeyed for position on the top turnbuckle. Sammy got the upper hand with a cutter off the top rope!
Sammy attempted a top rope lionsault, but Jericho countered by raising his knees. Jericho hit a running bulldog on Sammy. Jericho nailed Sammy with the lionsault for a near fall. Sammy caught Jericho with a GTH! Sammy went for the shooting star press, but Jericho countered with the Code Breaker and scored the win!
Jericho and Sammy hugged after the match. Sammy kicked Jericho with a low blow!
“What have you done, Sammy?” asked Excalibur.
Don Callis walked down the ramp and into the ring! Don Callis patted Sammy on the shoulder and the two men left the ring together.
Earlier in the day MJF pulled up to the arena in his exotic sports car with Adam Cole!
MJF had strong words for Samoa Joe. Adam Cole’s phone rang and when he answered, it was Roderick Strong. Cole told Strong to calm down and walked away from MJF to console Roddy.
Renee Paquette tried to interview Sammy Guevara and Don Callis backstage!
Don said all would be revealed this Friday on Rampage.
Daniel Garcia got in Sammy’s face, but Callis insisted they walk away.
AEW International Championship Match!
Jon Moxley (c.) vs. Rey Fenix!
Fenix met Moxley on the ramp and they began to brawl before the bell even rang. Fenix jumped off the ramp, over the cameraman, and onto Moxley on the arena floor!
Moxley rocked Rey Fenix with a forearm and then stomped him face first into the mat. Moxley grounded and pounded Rey Fenix. Moxley tossed Rey Fenix over the barricade. Moxley drilled Rey Fenix with a draping DDT onto the arena floor!
“Fenix is in a world of hurt right now from Mox,” said Taz.
Rey Fenix caught Mox flush in the face with a kick and then followed up with a cutter. Rey Fenix frog splashed Moxley for a near fall! Rey Fenix charged at Moxley, but Moxley wiped him out with a King Kong Lariat!
Fenix propped Moxley onto the steel barricade, draping him over it. Rey Fenix jumped off the top rope and landed on Moxley with a leg drop to the back of the head! Back in the ring Moxley regained momentum with a Gotch style piledriver. But Rey retaliated with a diving double foot stomp for a two-count.
Moxley curb stomped Rey Fenix on the stage ramp! Moxley spiked Rey Fenix with a piledriver for a two-count. Rey Fenix hit Moxley with a senton atomico and then a piledriver. Fenix hit a second piledriver and pinned Moxley!
And new AEW International Champion Rey Fenix!
AEW Women’s World Championship Match!
Saraya (c.) (with Ruby Soho) vs. Toni Storm!
Saraya slapped Toni in the face. Toni Storm smiled and chopped at Saraya. After a distraction from Ruby, Saraya capitalized with a thrust kick to Toni.
Toni swept out the leg of Saraya. As the ref was distracted, Toni Storm cracked Saraya in the head with a high heel shoe for a near fall!
Toni Storm pulled off the bottom turnbuckle pad. Toni had a can of spray paint, but Ruby grabbed it out of Toni’s hands and tossed it to Saraya. Saraya sprayed it in Toni’s eyes and went for the pin after a DDT, but Toni kicked out. Saraya grabbed Toni to ram her head into the exposed turnbuckle, but Saraya didn’t have the heart to do it.
Toni Storm grabbed Saraya, kissed her on the mouth, and then spiked her with the Storm Zero for a two-count! Saraya dodged the Hip Attack and nailed Toni with the Knight Cap, grabbing the pinfall victory!
Main Event Time!
AEW World Championship Match!
MJF (c.) vs. ROH World TV Champion Samoa Joe!
The fans chanted “He’s our scumbag! He’s our scumbag!”
MJF thumbed Samoa Joe in the eye. MJF jumped on the back of Samoa Joe, but Joe shrugged him to the mat. Tony Schiavone pointed out that Adam Cole was not ringside for Adam Cole’s match, despite Adam Cole promising MJF he’d be there for him tonight.
Samoa Joe began to work over MJF’s neck. MJF thumbed Samoa Joe in the eyes again. Joe ran MJF over with a boot to the head. Samoa Joe attempted the muscle buster, but MJF escaped. MJF staggered Samoa Joe with three short arm lariats. MJF went for a fourth, but Samoa Joe swung for the fences and nearly decapitated MJF with a lariat.
Samoa Joe headbutted MJF but MJF fired up and raked Samoa Joe’s back! MJF hammered Samoa Joe with punches to the head. MJF bit down on Samoa Joe’s forehead. MJF connected with the kangaroo kick!
MJF ran for a tope, but Samoa Joe countered with a kick. Samoa Joe spiked MJF with a Death Valley Driver on the apron!
“That’ll change your career, man,” said Taz.
Samoa Joe pulled a table out from beneath the ring. Samoa Joe pulled MJF out of the ring and planted him through the table!
“Samoa Joe can feel the AEW World Championship in his grasp,” said Excalibur.
Samoa Joe pulled the padding off the floor, exposing the concrete beneath it. Samoa Joe was looking for a piledriver, but MJF bit him. MJF attempted a piledriver, but he had to let go because his injured neck began to spasm. Samoa Joe stuck MJF with a piledriver on the exposed concrete!
Samoa Joe told MJF to give up, but MJF spat at Samoa Joe. MJF pulled out a Liger Bomb out of nowhere on Samoa Joe for a near fall!
The fans chanted “This is awesome! This is awesome! This is awesome!”
Samoa Joe and MJF traded strikes in the center of the ring. Samoa Joe applied a sleeper. MJF pulled the ref in close and while the ref was distracted, MJF kicked back with a low blow to Samoa Joe. MJF pulled out the Dynamite Diamond Ring from his trunks.
MJF was about to clock Samoa Joe with the Dynamite Diamond Ring, but Samoa Joe pulled the ref in front of him, and the ref spotted the illegal object! As ref Paul Turner threw the diamond ring to the outside, Samoa Joe kicked MJF with a low blow!
Samoa Joe nailed MJF with the muscle buster but somehow MJF kicked out at the two-count! Samoa Joe applied a sleeper. Adam Cole sprinted down to the ring and tried to motivate MJF! MJF got to his feet! MJF applied the sleeper on Samoa Joe, but Joe shoved MJF into the corner. Adam Cole jumped onto the ring apron. Samoa Joe tried to take a swing at Adam Cole. As Samoa Joe and the ref had their backs turned, MJF used his wrist tape around Samoa Joe’s neck! MJF choked out Samoa Joe and the ref stopped the match, with MJF retaining! MJF dropped the evidence and Adam Cole quickly picked it up and hid it in his pocket.
Samoa Joe got to his feet, and he shoved Adam Cole. MJF jumped in between them, acting as a human shield. Samoa Joe offered his hand to MJF. Samoa Joe shook MJF’s hand, giving the devil his due.
Catch AEW DYNAMITE on TBS next Wednesday live at 8/7ct from 1stBank Center in Broomfield, CO!
This Friday tune in to a stacked two-hour episode of AEW RAMPAGE: Grand Slam beginning at 10pm ET on TNT featuring:
-Mixed Trios Match!
Orange Cassidy, FTW Champion HOOK, & TBS Champion Kris Statlander
Anna Jay, Daddy Magic, & Cool Hand Ang!
-Mike Santana in action!
-Skye Blue vs. Julia Hart!
-The Kingdom vs. The Hardys vs. The Righteous vs. Best Friends!
The winner gets an ROH World Tag Team Championship Match at Wrestledream!
-AEW World Trios Championship Match!
The Acclaimed & Daddy Ass (c.) vs. Dark Order!
-Darby Allin & Sting
Christian Cage & TNT Champ Luchasaurus!
-ROH World 6-Man Championship Match!
The Mogul Embassy (c.)
“Hangman” Adam Page & The Young Bucks!
Don’t miss AEW Collision on Saturday on TNT at 8/7c from the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI!
And remember…the home of professional wrestling is All Elite Wrestling!
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Tonight’s AEW COLLISION was broadcast live from the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, PA!
Nigel McGuinness and Kevin Kelly were the broadcast team for tonight’s event.
It’s Saturday night and you know what that means! Saturday night’s alright for fighting!
Blackpool Combat Club—Bryan Danielson & ROH World Champ Claudio Castagnoli
“Absolute” Ricky Starks & Big Bill!
Ricky Starks was playing mind games with Danielson and immediately tagged out to Big Bill before any contact was made. Big Bill shoved Bryan into the corner and chopped away at him. Danielson dropkicked Big Bill’s knee. Big Bill was thrown backwards into the corner. Claudio tagged in and Big Bill challenged him to a test of strength. Big Bill kicked Claudio in the midsection.
Claudio clocked Big Bill with a European uppercut. Big Bill hit Claudio and Danielson with a double clothesline and tagged out to Starks. Danielson walloped Starks with round kicks. Danielson unleashed a flurry of offense in the corner. Starks distracted Danielson long enough for Big Bill to sneak in a massive boot to Danielson’s head.
Claudio and Big Bill tagged in for their respective teams. Claudio served up multiple European uppercuts, staggering Big Bill. Claudio hoisted up Big Bill and then drove him down onto the mat for a near fall. Claudio was looking for the Big Swing, but Big Bill escaped and choke slammed Claudio for a two-count.
Ricky Starks tagged in, but Claudio grabbed him and twirled him around the ring like helicopter blades with the Big Swing! Danielson hit a tope suicida on Big Bill. Meanwhile, Starks transitioned into a DDT on Claudio for a near fall.
Starks charged at Claudio, but Claudio countered with a devastating uppercut for a near fall. Danielson tagged in and dished out his trademark kicks to Starks. Danielson applied the Le Bell Lock, but Starks escaped and speared Danielson. Claudio jumped in to break up the pin attempt.
Danielson went for a belly to back suplex from the top rope, but Starks shifted his momentum midflight. Starks connected with a low blow when the ref was distracted. Starks rocked Danielson with the roshambo and pinned Danielson!
The Young Bucks were backstage with “Hangman” Adam Page!
The Bucks and Page challenged the Mogul Embassy to an ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship match on AEW Rampage: Grand Slam next week!
Powerhouse Hobbs said no one is safe in the next chapter in the Book of Hobbs!
Hobbs: “No one is safe!”
“The Redeemer” Miro said Hobbs should be thanking him and they’ll have to meet again someday! There is unfinished business between the two of them Miro also questioned his God about the temptation of Miro’s hot and flexible wife.
AEW World Tag Team Championship Match!
FTR (c.)—Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood
Iron Savages—Bronson & Boulder (with Jakked Jameson)!
The fans chanted “FTR! FTR! FTR!”
FTR quickly hit the Shatter Machine on Jakked Jameson, who taunted Dax before the match began.
Bronson and Boulder drilled Cash with splashes, but Dax jumped in to break up the pin attempt. The Iron Savages rocked Cash with a back breaker and then a powerbomb for a near fall.
Dax Harwood tagged in, but Boulder knocked him down with a shoulder tackle. Boulder went for a moonsault, but Dax dodged it. FTR rocked Bronson with the Shatter Machine. FTR finished off Boulder with the Power and Glory combo, with Cash scoring the pin!
The Workhorsemen jumped into the ring after the match and challenged FTR to an upcoming title match. Aussie Open were watching backstage on a monitor.
Lexy Nair was backstage with Keith Lee!
The interview was interrupted by Shane Taylor and Lee Moriarty! Shane said Lee was the newest member of Shane Taylor Promotions. Things got tense between Keith Lee and Shane Taylor Promotions.
The Acclaimed’s Anthony Bowens (with Max Caster & Billy Gunn)
The Dark Order’s John Silver!
Before the match, John Silver grabbed a microphone.
Silver: “This contract you signed, I guess you didn’t read it, because it said Caster and Billy are banned from ringside. So hit the bricks.”
Silver attacked Bowens from behind. Bowens countered with strikes to Silver in the corner. Bowens body slammed Silver.
Bowens took down Silver with a leg lariat. Bowens and Silver exchanged forearms. Bowens blasted Silver with a clothesline. Silver fired back with explosive offense including a German suplex.
Bowens clocked Silver with a knee strike. Silver rolled out of the ring. Evil Uno climbed out from beneath the ring and blindsided Bowens! Silver took advantage of this, cracked Bowens and pinned him!
“What an upset!” said Nigel.
NJPW Strong Openweight Champion Eddie Kingston was backstage!
Kingston said Claudio decided not to respect him. “He left potholes in that road that many of us had to clean up. Renee told me to fix it and I’ve been trying to fix it! You know what Claudio? This will be it. I don’t care, win or lose, this will be it! You think I’m going to let you come to New York and end this with my shoulders on the mat? You are out of your mind! All of New York has my back! You ain’t ready for the misery!”
Renee Paquette was backstage with Orange Cassidy and FTW Champ HOOK!
Orange: “We should do a tag match or something. Grand Slam?”
HOOK: “Let’s do it.”
Aussie Open—Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis
Pretty Boy Smooth & Wes Barkley!
The United Empire’s Aussie Open made quick work of their opponents and pinned Barkley after the pendulum spinebuster!
Davis: “FTR- you paying attention?”
Fletcher: “Yesterday we did the job in under a minute and I’m gonna guess we did it even quicker tonight! You talk about winning championships everywhere you’ve been, but so have Aussie Open. Right now, right here, we are calling our shot. October 1st, 2023, one year to the day since we last stepped into the ring together. Wrestledream. Seattle. Live on pay-per-view, AEW Tag Team Championships on the line or not, Aussie Open versus FTR!”
RJ City interviewed Toni Storm ahead of her match on Wednesday against AEW Women’s World Champion Saraya!
Toni Storm: “I haven’t changed. This business has. I thought this business was about being stars and making money. If it makes me the odd woman out, then so be it.”
Andrade El Idolo vs. Scorpio Sky!
Andrade offered to shake Scorpio Sky’s hand, but Sky declined. Andrade El Idolo worked over Sky’s arm. Sky tripped up Andrade and they chain wrestled. Andrade El Idolo punished Sky with a dragon screw leg whip. Andrade climbed to the top turnbuckle, but Andrade shoved him off, with Andrade’s back crashing onto the edge of the ring!
Back in the ring, Andrade pummeled Sky with a series of dragon screw leg whips. Sky rallied back with a flip over the top rope, crashing onto Andrade El Idolo. Sky got up, clutching his knee.
“Not the best of landings,” said Kevin Kelly.
Back in the ring, Andrade rocked Sky with a vicious back elbow. Andrade locked on the Figure Eight and Scorpio Sky tapped out!
Bullet Club Gold’s “Switchblade” Jay White walked out with the Gunns and Juice Robinson!
Jay White: “I wasn’t here last week but I was watching my boys. And I was watching you watching my boys. It looked like you were having a lot of fun watching the Bang Bang Gang. Andrade, these are my boys, you can’t have them.
“But I think you want that Switchblade spotlight. Everyone wants it, no one can handle it. How about next week you can learn firsthand that those lights are too bright? This is the Switchblade Era! And if that doesn’t work for you, we can do it right now.”
Security had to separate Andrade El Idolo and Jay White!
Tony Schiavone was backstage with ROH Pure champion Shibata!
(Via his iPhone translator) Shibata: “Today I am one of the best wrestlers in the world. October 1st at Wrestledream, I’m coming.”
Up next: The Hardys—Jeff & Matt
The Righteous—Dutch & Vincent!
“You can feel the momentum starting to build with Matt and Jeff,” said Kevin Kelly.
Vincent grounded and pounded Matt Hardy. Matt got up and rammed Vincent’s head onto the turnbuckles. Jeff tagged in and connected with a jawbreaker on Vincent.
Dutch got a blind tag and planted Matt with the Black Out slam. Matt rallied back with a Side Effect to Vincent. Jeff tagged in and cleaned house on the Righteous. Matt and Jeff knocked Dutch over the top rope with a double clothesline.
Jeff was looking for the Swanton bomb, but Dutch knocked him down. Vincent rocked Jeff and pinned him!
“Can you believe it! This is a night of upsets like no other!” said Nigel.
Dutch: “We are the Righteous. Two believers who see truth in the liars’ eyes.”
Vincent: “Speaking of truth, man, we just defeated one of the greatest tag teams in the world. And like it or not, man, the people in the world are just prisoners to false icons. Fooled by the con man. Listening to the devil on their shoulder. But I don’t believe in the devil, man. We are here to tell you the truth.”
Vincent made it clear that the Righteous wants a piece of the team of Better Than You BayBay.
Tony Schiavone was backstage with “Absolute” Ricky Starks and Big Bill!
Starks: “Bryan Danielson, next week on Collision it’s you and me in a Texas Death Match! I’m going to put a whole end to this fiasco that’s known as Bryan Danielson.”
Main Event Time!
TBS Championship Match!
Kris Statlander (c.) vs. Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D.!
Jim Ross joined the broadcast team to provide his main event analysis.
Statlander had the strength advantage and body slammed Baker. Britt fired back with a forearm. Things broke down and they traded strikes with one another. After dodging a sling blade attempt, Statlander powerslammed Baker for a near fall.
Statlander took down the champ with two sling blades! Kris rallied back with a Blue Thunder Bomb for a near fall. Kris planted her with another Bomb for a two-count. Baker curb stomped Kris.
Baker applied her surgical glove. Baker was looking for the Lock Jaw, but Kris blocked it. They got to their feet and traded shots again. Kris clocked Baker with a high kick, but Baker fired back with a thrust kick of her own. Statlander reared back and walloped Baker with a lariat.
Baker went for the Pittsburgh Sunrise, but Statlander blocked it. Kris went for a powerbomb, but Baker escaped. Baker planted Kris with the Angel’s Wings and followed up with a curb stomp for a near fall. Baker managed to apply the Lock Jaw, but Statlander cradled her and pinned Baker!
“That was a hell of a counter. She saved her championship,” said Jim Ross.
Julia Hart was seen watching from the rafters.
Catch AEW DYNAMITE: Grand Slam on TBS next Wednesday live at 8/7ct from Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, NY!
And remember…the home of professional wrestling is All Elite Wrestling!
Tonight’s episode of AEW RAMPAGE was broadcast from Heritage Bank Center in Cincinnati, OH!
Your broadcast team was Excalibur, Chris Jericho, and Tony Schiavone!
It’s Friday night and you know what that means!
The Lucha Brothers—Penta El Zero Miedo & Rey Fenix—and The Hardys—Matt & Jeff
Jay Lethal, “The Last Outlaw” Jeff Jarrett, The Butcher & The Blade!
“Interesting to see how these guys work together,” said Tony Schiavone.
Fenix blasted Lethal with a missile dropkick. Fenix took Butcher down with a thrust kick to the head. Jeff Hardy tagged in and worked over Butcher’s shoulder. Matt Hardy tagged in and dropped an elbow on Butcher’s arm. Matt continued to work over Butcher’s arm. The Hardys double suplexed the Butcher and then the Blade.
After some interference from Sonjay Dutt, Butcher and Jay Lethal got the advantage on Matt Hardy. Lethal drove Matt spine first into the corner.
Jeff Jarrett nailed Matt Hardy with a Russian leg sweep. Blade tagged in and nailed Matt Hardy with strikes in the corner. Matt Hardy desperately needed to make a tag as he was isolated by the opposing team. Rey Fenix tagged in and cracked Blade with a kick and then a rolling cutter! Fenix ran the top of the ropes and punted Lethal and Jarrett in the head!
Penta El Zero Miedo flipped over the top rope and wiped out Butcher, Lethal and Jarrett on the floor. Alex Abrahantes knocked Sonjay Dutt off the apron. Alex poked Kip Sabian in the eyes. Alex jumped off the top rope but was caught by Satnam Singh.
Rey Fenix and the Blade traded strikes in the center of the ring. Rey Fenix planted the Blade right on his head and scored the victory via pin!
Satnam Singh nailed Jeff and Matt Hardy at the top of the ramp. The Righteous—Vincent and Dutch walked out and stared at the Hardys.
Renee Paquette interviewed Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D., backstage!
Baker said the last few months haven’t gone as she’d planned. Baker said she is championship material and she said she is going to become the first female to hold the AEW Women’s World Title and the TBS Title! “Whoever wins tonight, Jade or Kris, you’ll be wrestling me tomorrow night in the main event of Collision!” said Baker.
The Kingdom—Matt Taven & Mike Bennett
“The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal!
Mike Bennett chopped Daniels. CD fired back with a drop toe hold. Sydal tagged in and slammed Daniels on top of Bennett.
Matt Taven tagged in and was hit with a barrage of kicks from Sydal.
“Sydal’s kicks are lethal, man,” said Tony Schiavone.
Daniels tagged back in and worked over Taven. Bennett grabbed Daniels’ leg, allowing Taven to connect with a shot. Bennett ducked a roundhouse kick from Sydal. Taven splashed Daniels in the corner. Taven and Bennett used their combo finisher, the Proton Pack, and then Taven pinned Daniels.
Taven: “We have to rush back to the hospital. Our poor friend Roderick Strong is suffering. He’s in poor neck health. But I don’t blame Samoa Joe. I blame Adam Cole. So, what we want to do is take back what’s rightfully ours—the Ring of Honor Tag Team Titles!”
Bennett: “Roddy, we’re coming home baby!”
Renee Paquette was backstage to interview the Mogul Embassy!
Prince Nana: “The Young Bucks put their stinking feet in my face!”
Swerve Strickland: “Bucks, you have a whole different energy about you since appearing on my podcast. And Hangman, you ran to the Elite. We’re going to handle business. The Gates of Agony and Brian Cage against the Hung Bucks at AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam!”
AEW World Trios Champions the Acclaimed—Max Caster, Anthony Bowens, & Billy Gunn
Peter Avalon & The Outrunners!
Billy Gunn had Turbo Floyd in his grip. Turbo Floyd chopped Billy down. Peter Avalon chop blocked Billy but Billy tagged Bowens.
Bowens drilled Avalon with the Fame Asser. Billy body slammed Avalon. Bowens nailed Avalon with the Scissor Me Timbers. Billy followed up with a fame-asser. Caster hit the Mic Drop and pinned “Pretty” Peter!
The Dark Order walked onto the ramp after the match!
John Silver said the Dark Order wanted the Trios Championships! Evil Uno said one of them would face one of the Acclaimed tomorrow to prove they were worth the Acclaimed’s time.
Anthony Bowens said he’d accept the challenge and the Dark Order could select a member of their own to face off tomorrow night on Collision.
“Pick whoever you want,” said Bowens.
Aussie Open—Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis
Damian Chambers & Lord Crewe!
Davis and Fletcher swarmed Chambers and Crewe. Aussie served up the Aussie sandwich. Crewe was planted with the Coriolis and Fletcher pinned him!
“Wrestling like two men with a point to prove, Aussie Open dominant tonight,” said Excalibur.
Main Event Time!
TBS Championship Match!
Kris Statlander (c.) vs. Jade Cargill (with “Smart” Mark Sterling)!
They locked horns and went to a stalemate in the early goings. Jade hit Kris with a knee to the midsection. Britt Baker was watching the match on a monitor backstage.
Kris and Jade clobbered one another, trading lariats. Statlander caught Jade and body slammed her. Statlander jumped off the apron with a cross body, but Jade caught her and then slammed her onto the apron.
Jade and Kris jockeyed for position in the ring, battling over a suplex. Jade overpowered Kris and nailed her with a delayed vertical suplex.
“Great match, both women, leaving it all on the mat here,” said Tony Schiavone.
Statlander battered Jade in the corner with forearms. Kris followed up with a knee strike. Kris planted Jade with the Blue Thunder Bomb for a near fall. Mark Sterling jumped on the apron. Kris ate a pump kick because of the distraction. Jade choke slammed Statlander for a near fall.
Jade tried for a spear, but Kris dodged it. Kris spiked Jade with an inverted Friday Night Fever and pinned Jade Cargill!
“An incredible back and forth battle but Kris Statlander leaves no doubt that she has earned the TBS Championship.”
After the match Jade and Kris hugged one another out of respect.
Catch AEW DYNAMITE: Grand Slam on TBS next Wednesday live at 8/7ct from Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, NY!
Don’t miss AEW Collision on Saturday on TNT at 8/7c from the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, PA!
And remember…the home of professional wrestling is All Elite Wrestling!
This Friday night on RAMPAGE, TBS Champion Kris Statlander will go one-on-one with Jade Cargill, a rematch from their DOUBLE OR NOTHING 2023 altercation that crowed Stat the new champion! Plus Jay Lethal and Jeff Jarrett will team up with The Butcher & The Blade to face the quartet of The Lucha Brothers and The Hardys, AEW World Trios Champions The Acclaimed will be in action, and two teams of former ROH World Tag Champs will lock horns when Matt Sydal & Christopher Daniels take on The Kingdom of Matt Taven & Mike Bennett!
The matches begins at 10pm ET/9pm CT on TNT, as well as at AEWPlus.com for our international audiences, so visit the official AEW YouTube channel ahead of time for highlights from this week’s DYNAMITE, as well as previous episodes of RAMPAGE and COLLISION, plus THE CONTROL CENTER, and much, much more!
TBS CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH…
Kris Statlander(c) vs. Jade Cargill (w/ “Smart” Mark Sterling)
At DOUBLE OR NOTHING 2023, after then-TBS Champion Jade Cargill defeated Taya Valkyrie, a rather braggadocious Mark Sterling told the world that Jade would continue to defeat any challengers, even right that very second after having turned away Taya’s challenge.
It was that moment that Kris Statlander, after 9 months away recovering from injury, returned to the AEW stage and not only snapped the record-setting undefeated streak of Cargill’s, but also her record-setting 508 day reign as TBS Champion, and it took just fifty seconds. Not blind to the optics of her actions, Statlander knew it wasn’t the ideal way to win a championship, sliding into that spot right after the champion had gone through one match, and that’s why she left the door open for Jade to come get her rematch any time. So while Statlander continued building her legacy as TBS Champion, amassing 11 title defenses as of her victory over Robyn Renegade last Saturday, Jade did her own thing away from All Elite Wrestling, leaving many wondering if she would come back for that rematch Statlander laid out on the table back in May.
Well this past Saturday the answer finally came when, as Statlander was on the receiving end of a Renegade Sisters beating, Jade made her return to AEW to save the very woman who ended her epic run. Though it seemed a moment of letting bygones be bygones, the good will lasted only seconds as Cargill dropped Statlander with her signature Jaded maneuver. It was pretty clear what Cargill had come back to AEW for, and the fans did not have to wait long to find out when they’d get the match!
This Friday night on RAMPAGE, Kris Statlander will step into the ring with Jade Cargill and while the TBS Championship will be at stake, it’s a bit more than that on the line! This is also the night Statlander can either prove her victory over Jade wasn’t just a result of Cargill being worn our from her Taya title defense or show the world that she can’t beat Jade when the playing field is level. For Jade that is in play as well; perhaps she needs to validate to herself that Statlander’s victory was the fluke she believed it to be when it took place, Jade needs to know that when all else is equal, she is the better woman just as she was for 60 matches prior.
-The Lucha Brothers (Penta El Zero Miedo & Rey Fenix) and The Hardys (Jeff & Matt)
Jay Lethal, Jeff Jarrett, The Blade, & The Butcher
-The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Mike Bennett) vs. Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal
-AEW World Trios Champions The Acclaimed in action!
This Friday night on RAMPAGE Jade Cargill comes back to reclaim the TBS Championship from Kris Statlander, the woman who dethroned her at DOUBLE OR NOTHING 2023 four months ago! Plus, AEW World Trios Champions The Acclaimed will be in action, there’s a huge 8-man tag on tap, and we’ve got a battle of two former ROH World Tag Team Championship teams in The Kingdom versus Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal! The action gets underway at 10pm ET/9pm CT on TNT, as well as at AEWPlus.com for our international audiences, so visit the official AEW YouTube channel ahead of time for highlights from this week’s DYNAMITE, as well as previous episodes of RAMPAGE and COLLISION, plus THE CONTROL CENTER, and much, much more!