Tonight’s episode of AEW DYNAMITE was broadcast live from the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena in Milwaukee, WI!
Tony Schiavone, Excalibur, and Jim Ross were the broadcast team for tonight’s event.
It’s Wednesday night and you know what that means!
The “American Dragon” Bryan Danielson appeared to address FORBIDDEN DOOR and BLOOD & GUTS!
Tony Schiavone was in the ring to interview Bryan Danielson.
Danielson: “Tony, if you don’t mind, I’m just going to take this microphone. This week is a great week to be an AEW fan. This week is a great week to be a professional wrestling fan. Sunday, we’ve got Forbidden Door, an inter-promotional pay-per-view with the two best professional wrestling companies in the entire world. And then a week from today on DYAMITE, you get nearly the complete opposite with the bloody spectacle that is Blood & Guts.
“I was expecting to be a part of both of those events. Chris Jericho paid Zack Sabre Jr. to prove he was a better technical wrestler than Bryan Danielson. I was not only excited to prove that that was not true but I was going to crush his trachea. I was excited to get revenge on Jericho at Blood & Guts. But unfortunately, I’ve got some good news and I’ve got some bad news.
“The bad news: because of what Chris Jericho and Jake Hager did at Anarchy in the Arena, I am not compared to compete either at Forbidden Door and Blood & Guts. But lest anyone be concerned about my overall health, don’t you worry about me coming back. There’s not a man in this world who can wrestle like me.
“And that’s not even the good news. Eddie Kingston called me a judgmental prick. And I am. And because of that I have really high standards. So you know when I promise something is going to be amazing, it’s going to be amazing.
“I have found the one person I trust to take my place at Forbidden Door. The one person I trust to take my place at Blood & Guts. The one person I know in the entire world who will take it to Zack Sabre Jr. at Forbidden Door and then go and kick Chris Jericho’s head in at Blood & Guts. And you’re all going to be astounded by what he does in AEW.
“Who? Who? Don’t you guys know I came out of the bad guy tunnel. I’m not going to tell you, but I’m not going to tell Zack Sabre, Jr. either, so tune in on Sunday.”
Zack Sabre, Jr.’s music hit and he walked out onto the ramp and stared at Danielson across the way!
CHAOS—“Freshly Squeezed” Orange Cassidy, Rocky Romero, & Trent Beretta
The United Empire—Aussie Open—Kyle Fletcher, Mark Davis—& IWGP U.S. Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay!
Rocky ducked a lariat from Kyle. Rocky slid under Kyle and then wacked him with a stiff kick to the midsection. Trent tagged in and walloped Kyle with a clothesline.
Mark Davis booted Trent in the jaw. Trent fired back with a suplex, sending Mark crashing hard on the mat. Orange Cassidy tagged in and powered up by putting his hands in his pockets. Orange followed up with a shotgun dropkick!
Rocky tagged in and ran into Mark with forever clotheslines. Aussie Open caught Rocky and Orange outside the ring and then planted them on the ring apron! Orange took down Aussie Open with a double hurracanrana!
“Look at that athleticism,” said Jim Ross.
CHAOS all jumped over the top and landed on the United Empire! Orange fell into a splash onto Will Ospreay for a near fall! Will countered the DDT from Orange but Orange countered with the Stundog Millionaire! The fans erupted at the sight!
Mark Davis connected with a massive chop to Rocky. Aussie Open used tandem offense for a near fall on Rocky Romero! Trent and Rocky nailed Kyle with a double knee strike! Trent was looking for the Strong Zero but Will kicked Trent in the head. Davis spiked Trent with a piledriver for a near fall.
Trent launched off Fletcher and then DDT’ed Davis! Orange tagged in and smashed Fletcher with the Orange punch and pinned him!
IWGP Heavyweight Champions Jeff Cobb and the Great O-Khan walked out to help their friends in the United Empire. FTR—Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler—came out to even up the numbers for CHAOS!
Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt, and Satnam Singh were backstage!
Lethal told Samoa Joe to come back and defend his ROH TV championship against him or vacate the title and “the clock is ticking!”
Tony Schiavone was in the ring to interview Christian Cage!
Christian Cage: “Tony, you didn’t think I was going to let Jungle Boy eliminate me from the Casino Battle Royale last year and get away with it, did you? Even more bothersome to me was the reaction from each and every one of you when I got eliminated.
“Not to mention Jungle Boy cost me a massive roster bonus. But it got me to thinking a little bit. Maybe if these people liked Jungle Boy so much, I should do a little background check. So I decided against my better judgement to go on social media. What a cesspool that is.
“Jungle Boy cost me a lot of money so I had to recoup it. And hey, in that research I found out Jungle Boy is pretty damn talented so I hitched my wagon to him. You think I came back to elevate the younger talent? No, I came in to make money.
“Jungle Boy, I said I was going to recoup that money from you. And you do have the talent Jungle Boy, but you don’t have it in your head. The one time I don’t walk out with you to the ring and you lose the tag team championships. So now I’m going to have to take control and get my hands dirty and that pisses me off.
“I think Jungle Boy’s mom is a little sweet on Christian Cage if you know what I mean. I think she wanted me to be Jungle Boy’s father. Jungle Boy has a father, but Jungle Boy, your father is dead. And that’s a good thing because he’d be embarrassed to see you. Enjoy your early retirement at 25. Stay gone—”
Luchasaurus came to the ring and grabbed Christian Cage by the throat.
Christian Cage: “Remember what happened to Marko? Luchasaurus let go of me. You’re like a son to me. We need to talk but we need to talk in private. We’re not doing it in front of these people.”
Christian Cage whispered to Luchasaurus and then hugged him.
“Luchasaurus is conflicted and there’s a smile on the face of that scumbag Christian Cage,” said Excalibur, as Luchasaurus and Christian Cage left the ring together.
Backstage, AEW Tag Team champions the Young Bucks said they’d be at Forbidden Door since they were the original locksmiths. The Bucks said they were going to be back in Bullet Club for one night only.
All-Atlantic Championship Qualifier Match!
Malakai Black vs. Penta Oscuro (with Alex Abrahantes)!
The winner will advance to the Four Way at FORBIDDEN DOOR on pay-per-view against PAC, Miro, and Tomohiro Ishii where the All-Atlantic Champion will be crowned!
Penta Oscuro swept out the legs of Malakai and then soared over the top rope, crashing onto Malakai Black! Penta Oscuro followed up with a backstabber for a near fall.
Penta planted Malakai with a sling blade! Black kicked out the legs of Penta Oscuro and then rammed him into the ring barricade. Penta Oscuro fought back but ate a boot from Black. Penta Oscuro grabbed Black and spiked him with a rolling cutter for a near fall!
Malakai nailed Penta with a jumping knee strike! Malakai Black pounced on Penta Oscuro with the double foot stomp! Black followed up with a roundhouse kick. Penta Oscuro rallied back with an avalanche fear factor on Malakai Black!
Penta tried for the Made in Japan but his back gave out. Malakai landed a back heel kick on Penta Oscuro and then pinned him!
Malakai Black advances to Forbidden Door!
“The Bastard” PAC stormed out to the ring and stared at Black. Miro appeared on the screen and said he’d send PAC, Ishii, and Black to meet their makers on Sunday!
“Hangman” Adam Page vs. Silas Young!
Adam Cole joined the commentary team for this match.
Silas Young and Adam Page chain wrestled to start the match. Silas tried to sweep Page’s leg out but Page booted him in the face.
Page connected with a big overhand chop. Silas gouged Page’s eyes. Silas was sent to the outside by ‘Hangman’. Page hit the moonsault off the top to Silas on the arena floor!
“Hangman” jumped off the middle with a lariat. Adam Page jumped off the top rope with a clothesline to Silas Young for a near fall.
“Clearly these guys are going to war and clearly they’ve gone to war before,” said Adam Cole.
Adam Page blasted Silas Young with the Buckshot Lariat and then pinned him!
Adam Cole walked onto the ramp with the microphone but IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Jay White interrupted him.
White: “I feel like I owe you an explanation Adam Cole. My opponent at Forbidden Door can’t be you, Adam, because you lost to Adam Page twice. ‘Hangman’ I know that you and the world are just dying to know who I will face at Forbidden Door for my IWGP World Heavyweight championship. Hangman I can tell you who it won’t be. It won’t be you.”
Page decked Jay White! Adam Cole cracked Adam Page with a low blow. Jay White grounded and pounded Page. Adam Cole lifted up Jay White’s championship and they were about to double team Page until Kazuchika Okada’s music hit!
“The Rainmaker” Kazuchika Okada jumped into the ring and came to the aid of Adam Page! Jay White and Adam Cole retreated!
Tony Schiavone was backstage with Kiera Hogan, TBS Champion Jade Cargill, and Stokely Hathaway.
They said Red Velvet was injured and they’re looking for a new baddie.
“The Problem” Marina Shafir (with Nyla Rose) vs. Toni Storm!
Marina pushed Toni back with a powerful kick. Marina was looking for the cross-arm breaker but Toni reached the ropes to force the ref to break the hold.
Toni dropkicked Marina but Marina retaliated by sweeping Toni’s legs out. Marina shoved Toni outside the ring and then while the ref was distracted Nyla squashed Storm with a senton!
Toni Storm DDT’ed Marina on the arena floor. Back in the ring, Toni blocked a Judo throw from Marina. Toni charged in with the hip attack and rocked Shafir!
Toni countered a pump handle slam with a cradle and pinned Marina! After the match, Nyla Rose ambushed Toni and Nyla and Marina double teamed Toni! AEW Women’s Champion Thunder Rosa came out to even up the odds! After dispatching of Nyla and Marina, Toni and Thunder Rosa had a stare down!
Backstage, Sting and Darby Allin said they’d be teaming up with Shingo Takagi and Hiromu Takahashi to take on the Young Bucks, Hikuleo and El Phantasmo at Forbidden Door!
It was also made official for this Sunday at Forbidden Door: IWGP Heavyweight Champion “Switchblade” Jay White vs. “Rainmaker” Kazuchika Okada vs. “Hangman” Adam Page vs. Adam Cole #BayBay!
Hiroshi Tanahashi & Jon Moxley vs. “The Wizard” Chris Jericho (with Jericho Appreciation Society’s newest members Sammy Guevara and Tay Conti) & “The Murderhawk Monster” Lance Archer!
William Regal joined the commentary team for this match.
Jericho and Moxley brawled outside the ring. Archer and Tanahashi traded shots inside the ring! Jericho tagged in but Tanahashi splashed Jericho in the corner turnbuckles.
Moxley tagged in and hammered away at Jericho with elbows. Moxley chomped down on Jericho’s forehead. Archer grabbed a tag and dared Moxley to hit him. Archer side swept Moxley, sending Moxley crashing onto the mat!
Jericho tried for the lionsault but Moxley raised his knees in time to counter. Mox tagged in Tanahashi and connected with a flying elbow and then a crossbody off the middle rope. Tanahashi dropped a senton on Jericho for a near fall. Jericho tried for the Walls on Tanahashi but Tanahashi cradled Jericho for a two-count.
Moxley wiped out Archer on the floor with a tope suicida!
“That was all impact. Jon Moxley is holding back nothing,” said Jim Ross.
Tanahashi ducked the Judas Effect from Jericho! Tanahashi hit Jericho with the high fly flow but Jericho rolled and countered with the Walls of Jericho. Moxley jumped in and landed a cutter on Jericho.
Tanahashi fired the sling blade at Archer! Mox tagged in but Archer grabbed him, looking for Black Out. Mox escaped and nailed him with the Paradigm Shift! Tanahashi jumped off the top rope and splashed Archer, pinning him for the victory!
After the match, Eddie Kingston charged at Chris Jericho! Wheeler Yuta tried to help as Sammy jumped on Kingston! Wheeler and Minoru traded strikes! Angelo Parker and Matt Menard joined the fray, with Ortiz and Santana not far behind!
“This is just breaking down!” said Excalibur.
Catch AEW DYNAMITE: Blood & Guts on TBS next Wednesday live at 8/7ct from the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI!
This Friday tune in to RAMPAGE on TNT at 10pm ET!
Don’t miss AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door live on pay-per-view this Sunday, June 26th from the United Center in Chicago, IL!
And remember…the home of professional wrestling is All Elite Wrestling!
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