AEWxNJPW 2022 Forbidden Door Results





Written by Michael Riba



The Buy In



Excalibur, Kevin Kelly, and Taz are on commentary from Chicago, Illinois, and they run down the card for tonight’s show.




Tag Team Match:

The Factory (QT Marshall and Aaron Solo) vs. Bishamon (Hirooki Goto and Yoshi-Hashi)

Solo and Hashi start the match, Solo kicks Hashi in the midsection, but Hashi comes back with a side-headlock. Hashi delivers a chop and comes off the ropes, but Solo takes him down with a dropkick. Solo sends Hashi into the corner, but Hashi comes back with a shoudler tackle. Marshall and Goto tag in. Goto applies a side-headlock, and then drops Marshall with a shoulder tackle. Goto chops Marshall, and Marshall tags Solo back in. Solo takes Hashi off the apron with a shot, and Marshall attacks Goto from behind. Goto comes back with a shoulder tackle to Marshall, and then Goto and Hashi double-shoulder tackle Solo. Hashi slams Goto on Solo, and then double club Marshall across the back. They do the same to Solo, and then Goto follows with a stomp and an elbow strike. Marshall grabs Goto’s ankle and then pulls Hashi to the floor. Marshall takes them out with the QT Special and then rolls Goto back into the ring. Solo connects with a double stomp and goes for the cover, but Goto kicks out. Marshall chokes Goto in the corner and then tags in. Marshall and Solo drop Goto with a double back elbow and Marshall goes for the cover, but Goto kicks out.

Solo tags in and goes for a suplex, but Goto counters with a Brain Buster. Marshall tags in, but Goto drops him with a lariat. Hashi tags in and delivers shots to Marshall, but Marshall comes back with an elbow. Marshall charges, but Hashi drops him with a back-body drop. Hashi clotheslines Marshall in the corner and goes up top. Hashi hits the Head Hunter and goes for the cover, but Solo breaks it up. Solo sends Hashi to the outside and takes he and Goto out with a dive. Solo rolls Hashi back into the ring and Marshall goes for the Diamond Cutter. Hashi shoves him off, but Solo takes Hashi down with an enzuigiri. Marshall delivers the Diamond Cutter and goes for the cover, but Goto breaks it up. Marshall tosses Goto to the outside and tags in Solo. Marshall goes for the 450 splash, but Hashi dodges it. Hashi trips Solo with a basement dropkick and tags in Goto. Solo delivers shots, but Goto backs him into the corner. Hashi clotheslines Solo in the corner, and then delivers a thrust kick. Hashi and Goto double-team Marshall, and then slam Solo to the mat and Goto gets the pin fall.

Winners: Hirooki Goto and Yoshi-Hashi


The video package for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship Match airs. Jay White will defend the title against Adam Cole, Adam Page, and Kazuchika Okada later tonight.

Singles Match: Lance Archer vs. Nick Comoroto Archer delivers a shot before the bell, and then cannonballs onto him to start the match. Archer delivers right hands in the corner, and follows with a chop. Comoroto comes back with a chop of his own, and then delivers a back elbow. Comoroto picks Archer up, but Archer gets free and kicks him into the corner. Archer charges, but Comoroto sends him to the apron and drapes him over the top rope. Comoroto sends Archer into the barricade, and then slams him face-first onto the apron. Comoroto tosses Archer back into the ring and delivers a leaping elbow drop. Comoroto goes for the cover, but Archer kicks out. Comoroto sends Archer into the corner and delivers a back-breaker. Comoroto drives his knee into Archer’s back a few times and delivers shots against the ropes. Comoroto delivers a knee strike, and clubs Archer across the back to take him back down. Archer comes back with a side slam, and then they exchange shots. Comoroto delivers a knee lift, but Archer comes back with a pair of clotheslines. Archer kicks Comoroto in the face and walks the ropes. Archer takes Comoroto down with a moonsault and goes for thr cover, but Comoroto kicks out. Archer puts Comoroto up top, but Comoroto fights free with shots to Archer’s head. Comoroto delivers a power slam and goes for the cover, but Archer kicks out. Archer comes back with a rising knee strike, and delivers a few right hands. Archer puts Comroto up top, and then hits the Blackout for the pin fall. Winner: Lance Archer

The video package for the match between Will Ospreay and Orange Cassidy airs, in which Ospreay will defend the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship.

Alex Marvez interviews Clark Connors backstage. Connor will take place in the four-way to crown the inaugural AEW All-Atlantic Championship. Connor sends well wishes to Tomohiro Ishii, and says when he wins the title tonight, he will show everyone why he is great and what it means when he says, “Let’s get wild.”

Tag Team Match: Swerve in Our Glory (Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland) vs. Suzuki-gun (El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru) Lee and Kanemaru start the match. Lee goes for a test of strength, but Kanemaru is too short, so he goes to the top to call for it. Kanemaru kicks Lee in the face, and then dodges shots from Lee. Kanemaru kicks Lee in the knee, but Lee delivers shots and Strickland tags in. Kanemaru gets free and tags in Desperado. They run the ropes, and then Desperado goes for Numero Dos. Strickland gets to the ropes to break it, and then drives his shoulder into Desperado’s midsection. Strickland goes for a sunset flip, but Desperado holds onto the ropes. Strickland sends Desperado to the floor, but Desperado trips him up and locks in Numero Dos on the floor. Desperado rolls Strickland back into the ring, but Strickland goes back to the apron. Strickland slams Desperado into the corner and takes him down with a shot. Lee tags in and holds Desperado in the corner. Strickland goes for a dropkick, but Desperado dodges it and Strickland hits Lee’s knee. Kanemaru slams Strickland into the apron and Desperado works over Lee’s knee. Kanemaru tags in and stomps on Lee’s knee, and then drops a few knees to it. Desperado knocks Strickland back to the floor, and then he and Desperado double-team Lee. They deliver shots to him, but Lee fires back with a chop, and then slams Kanemaru into Desperado. Lee picks Kanemaru up again, but Desperado dropkicks Lee’s knee. Kanemaru delivers a DDT and goes for the cover, but Lee kicks out. Desperado tags in and works over Lee’s knee. Lee kicks him away and tags in Strickland. Strickland drops Desperado with a few elbow shots, and then kicks Kanemaru to the floor. Strickland delivers an uppercut in the corner, and then delivers s diving uppercut to Desperado. Desperado comes back with a back elbow, but Strickland slams him down and then delivers a Brain Buster. Strickland goes for the cover, but Desperado kicks out. Strickland goes for a Full Nelson slam, but Desperado rolls through and gets a two count. Strickland delivers an uppercut, but Desperado comes back with a spine-buster. Kanemaru comes in with shots, and then delivers a dropkick as Desperado drops Strickland with a back suplex. Desperado goes for the cover, but Strickland kicks out. Lee tries to come in, but Desperado hits the ropes and Kanemaru dropkicks him to the floor. Strickland comes back with chops to Desperado, and then delivers a back-breaker. Strickland runs the ropes, but Desperado drops him with a clothesline. Strickland comes right back with a face-buster and tags in Lee. Kanemaru tags in, as well, and goes after Lee’s knee with a dropkick. Kanemaru delivers two more dropkicks and locks in the figure Four. Desperado takes Strickland down and applies Numero Dos. Lee grabs Desperado to break the hold on Strickland, and then slams him down onto Kanemaru to break his hold. Lee charges, but Kanemaru dodges and delivers another dropkick. Kanemaru tries a sunset flip, but Lee counters wants the double-team Spirit Bomb. Desperado shoves Strickland to the floor and Kanemaru rakes Lee’s eyes. Kanemaru spits whiskey in Lee’s eyes and rolls him up, bur Lee kicks out at two. Kanemaru delivers a few dropkicks, but Strickland takes him out and then delivers a double stomp to Desperado on the apron. Lee picks Kanemaru up and slams him right back down for the pin fall. Winners: Swerve in Our Glory -After the match, Powerhouse Hobbs and Ricky Starks call out Lee and Strickland from the sky box. Hobbs say Lee and Strickland may be Shaq and Kobe, but he and Starks are Jordan and Pippen. Starks insults Lee and Strickland’s appearances, and says they will never compare to them. Starks says Lee and Strickland aren’t the best tag team, because they have never beaten them.

Eight-Man Tag Team Match: Max Caster and The Gunn Club (Austin Gunn, Billy Gunn, and Colten Gunn) (w/Anthony Bowens) vs. Alex Coughlin, Kevin Knight, The DKC, and Yuya Uemura Danhausen plays the Ass Boys’ theme song, and they run backstage looking for him, and then the NJPW LA Dojo guys attacks Caster and Billy. Coughlin takes Caster down with a fall-away slam, and then follows with a gut-wrench suplex. Coughlin goes for the cover, but Caster kicks out. Knight slams Billy into the steps, and then gets into the ring and delivers body shots to Caster. Knight splashes Caster in the corner and drops him with a scoop slam. Knight goes for the cover, but Caster kicks out. Knight delivers an uppercut and tags in Uemura. Uemura and Knight double-team Caster, and deliver elbow drops and shoulder tackles. Uemura goes for the cover, but Caster kicks out. Caster comes back and exchanges shots with Uemura, but Uemura backs him into the corner. Billy ties to come in, and Caster fights back in the corner. Uemura delivers shots to Caster and clotheslines him in the corner. Uemura drops Caster with a bulldog and goes for the cover, but Caster kicks out. DKC tags in, but Caster delivers shots to him. DKC delivers a knee strike and a chop, and then slams and chops Caster in the corner. DKC delivers a hip attack in the corner, and then drops Caster with a snap suplex. DKC goes for the cover, but Caster kicks out. Knight tags back in and stomps and chops Caster in the corner. Caster comes back with a back-body drop and tags in Billy. Billy takes the other guys out with clotheslines and big boots, but Knight comes back with a dropkick of his own. Billy comes back and slams Knight down, and then slams Coughlin as well. Billy delivers the Famouser to DKC and tags in Caster. Caster hits the Mic Drop and gets the pin fall. Winners: Max Caster and The Gunn Club

The video package for the match between Hiroshi Tanahashi and Jon Moxley airs, in which the winner will be crowned the Interim AEW World Champion.

The commentary team run down the rest of the card for the show as The Buy-In comes to a close.



Forbidden Door

Trios Tag Team Match: Chris Jericho, Minoru Suzuki, and Sammy Guevara (w/Tay Conti) vs. Eddie Kingston, Shota Umino, and Wheeler Yuta -The winning team earns the numbers advantage for the Blood and Guts Match Jericho and Yuta start the match. Yuta delivers shots against the ropes, and then drops Jericho with a five suplexes. Jericho finalls gets a back elbow shot, but Yuta drops him with an Angle Slam. Yuta goes for the cover, but Jericho kicks out. Yuta applies a cross-face, but Suzuki and Guevara break it up. Kingston and Umino come in, and all six men brawl to the floor. Jericho slams Yuta into the ring steps, and Guevara goes the same to Kingston. Umino and Suzuki exchange shots, and Jericho gets Yuta back into the ring. Guevara tags in and delivers a knee strike to Yuta. Kingston comes in and he and Yuta double team Guevara and beat him down. Guevara comes back with a dropkick, but Yuta drops him with a scoop slam. Yuta connects with a senton and goes for the cover, but Guevara kicks out. Umino tags in and delivers a low dropkick to Guevara. Umino stomps on Guevara, but Guevara backs him into the ropes and Jericho tags in. Jericho slams Umino in the corner and delivers a chop. Jericho delivers another chop, but Umino fights back with forearm shots in the corner. Umino chokes Jericho with his boot and slams him in the corner again. Kingston tags in, but Jericho tags Suzuki in. Kingston and Suzuki exchange chops, and then Kingston delivers the machine gun chops in the corner. Suzuki asks for more, and then drops Kingston with a forearm shot. Suzuki slams Kingston in the corner and tags in Jericho. Suzuki and Jericho stomp Kingston down, and then Jericho stands on Kingston’s throat. Kingston comes back and kicks Jericho in the chest, and then chops him into the corner. Kingston delivers the machine gun chops and then knocks Guevara to the floor, Suzuki grabs Kingston and locks in the arm-bar over the top rope, and then begins joint manipulation on his fingers. Jericho works over Kingston’s arm, but Kingston gets his foot on the ropes. Suzuki tags in and then kicks Umino and Yuta to the floor. Suzuki delivers a PK to Kingston and goes for the cover, but Kingston kicks out. Kingston fires back with chops, but Suzuki wraps him up. Guevara takes down Yuta, and then Jericho applies an abdominal stretch to Umino. Kingston falls into the ropes to break the hold, and then he and Suzuki are left in the ring. Guevara tags in and comes off the ropes, but Kingston drops him with an exploder suplex. Kingston slams Guevara with a leg-sweep and tags in Umino. Umino drops Jericho to the floor and then delivers a few uppercuts to Guevara. Umino slams Guevara down and delivers a sliding elbow strike. Suzuki comes with a club to Umino, but Umino drops him with a back elbow and a low dropkick. Umino delivers an uppercut in the corner and drops Guevara with a fisherman’s suplex. Umino goes for the cover, but Jericho breaks it up. Umino dropkicks Jericho to the floor and drops him with a cannonball suplex. Guevara comes back and takes Umino out with a Shooting Star Press, but Yuta takes Guevara out with a dive of his own. Yuta holds Guevara up, and Kingston sends him into the barricade with a diving elbow strike. Suzuki fakes a dive and drops Umino with a right hand. Yuta slams Suzuki into the barricade and then drops Guevara with a cross-body in the ring. Yuta goes for the cover, but Jericho breaks it up. Yuta drops Jericho with a dropkick and rolls Guevara up for two. Kingston tags in as Guevara drops Yuta with a Spanish Fly. Kingston drops Guevara and locks in a submission, but Suzuki gets in the ring. Kingston breaks the hold and drops Suzuki with the spinning back fist. Jericho drops Kingston, Umino drops Guevara, Yuta drops Guevara, and all six men are down. Umino gets to the apron and tags in, but Guevara delivers a knee strike and tags in Jericho. Jericho goes for the Walls of Jericho, but Umino spins free. Jericho delivers the Codebreaker and goes for the cover, but Umino kicks out. Jericho delivers knee strikes to Umino’s head and goes up top. Umino cuts him off and drops him with an avalanche power slam. Umino goes for the cover, but Guevara and Suzuki break it up. Kingston pulls Suzuki to the floor and Yuta argues with COnti on the floor. Guevara takes Yuta out with the GTH, and Jericho goes to the ropes. Kingston delivers a shot and Umino goes for the cover, but Jericho kicks out. Umino delivers shots to Jericho, but Guevara hits him with the baseball bat from behind. Jericho goes for Judas Effect, but Umino dodges it and drops Jericho with a DDT and a Brain Buster. Umino goes for the cover, but Jericho kicks out. Umino locks Jericho in the Walls of Jericho, but Guevara delivers superkicks to Umino. Umino doesn’t break the hold, but Suzuki pulls him up and delivers a headbutt. Kingston delivers a shot to Suzuki, but Suzuki comes back with the pine driver. Suzuki and Guevara stomp Umino on the mat, but he fires back with shots to both of them. Jericho delivers the Judas Effect to Umino and gets the pin fall. Winners: Chris Jericho, Minoru Suzuki, and Sammy Guevara

The video package for the Winners Take All match for the IWGP and ROH Tag Team Championship airs, and then Caprice Coleman joins the commentary team for the next match.

ROH World Tag Team Championship/IWGP Tag Team Championship – Winners Take All Three-Way Match: FTR (Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood) (c-ROH) vs. United Empire (Jeff Cobb and Great O-Khan) (c-IWGP) vs. Roppongi Vice (Rocky Romero and Trent Beretta) Harwood and Beretta start the match. They lock up and Harwood applies a side-headlock. Harwood drops Beretta with a shoulder tackle, but Beretta comes back and they get face-to-face. Cobb tags in and takes Harwood to the corner. Cobb delivers a back elbow and drops Harwood with another shot as Romero tags in. Harwood drops Romero with a knee strike and tags in Wheeler. FTR deliver a double-headbutt to Romero, and then Wheeler chops him int he corner. Harwood tags back in and FTR double-team Romero, but Harwood dislocates his shoulder and Wheeler tags back in. Wheeler delivers a shot, but Romero sends him to the floor as the doctors walk Harwood to the back. Khan tags in and Cobb takes Wheeler to the floor and delivers shots. Cobb gets Wheeler back into the ring and Khan goes for the cover, but Wheeler kicks out. Khan works over Wheeler in the corner and Cobb tags back in. Cobb drops Wheeler with a clothesline and stands on his back as Khan holds him down. Cobb slams Wheeler in the corner and drops him with the Tour of the Islands. Khan tags back in and delivers a shot to Beretta on the apron. Khan slams Wheeler down, but Wheeler comes back and pulls Khan’s braid and delivers s headbutt. Wheeler tags Beretta in, and Beretta delivers a few chops to Khan. Beretta drops Khan with a half-and-half suplex, and then follows with a back elbow in the corner. Beretta drops Khan with a DDT, but Cobb comes in with body shots. Cobb slams Beretta to the mat, but Beretta comes back with a kick to the face. Romero drops Cobb with a hurricanrana, and then all four of them brawl on the outside. Khan slams Romero on the apron, but Beretta drops Khan with a Spear. Beretta drapes Khan over the top rope and Romero delivers a diving knee strike. Beretta goes for the cover, but Khan kicks out. Wheeler comes back in and fights off Khan and Cobb, but they overpower him and slam him down. Khan sends Romero to the outside with a shoulder tackle, and goes back to working over Wheeler with Cobb. Harwood comes back to the ring with his shoulder taped up, and Wheeler gets free and tags in him. Harwood delivers shots to Cobb and Khan and then causes Khan to clothesline Cobb in the corner. Harwood drops Khan with a lariat, and then drops Cobb with a few German suplexes. Cobb backs him into the corner and delivers a shoulder tackle. Cobb goes up top, but Harwood cuts him off and climbs. Beretta climbs as well and Wheeler tags in. Beretta and Harwood suplex Cobb and Wheeler splashes onto Cobb. Wheeler goes for the cover, but Cobb kicks out. Harwood and Beretta exchange shots, and then take out Khan together. Beretta takes Harwood down, and then Khan takes Beretta down. Khan puts Wheeler up top, but Romero drapes Khan’s arm over the top rope and tags in. Wheeler and Romero double-team Khan with a spike pile driver, and then Romero sends them out. Vice deliver double knee strikes to Cobb, and then Romero takes Wheeler out with a dive. Cobb power bombs Beretta and Khan takes out Harwood. Khan takes Wheeler out, as well, and then Cobb drops Romero with a clothesline and hits a standing moonsault. Khan slams Beretta down and then Cobb suplexes him. Cobb goes for the cover, but Beretta kicks out. Cobb picks Beretta up, but Romero tags in. Harwood pulls Khan to the floor, and Romero drops Harwood and Khan with a dive. Romero kicks Cobb in the head and Vice hits the double team Strong Zero. Romero goes for the cover, but Wheeler breaks it up. Harwood tags in and goes after Romero. Romero rolls him up for two, and then gets another two count right after. Romero gets another two count, and then Romero delivers a few shots. Romero delivers an enzuigiri, but Wheeler gets in and FTR delivers the Big Rig and Harwood gets the pin fall. Winners and still ROH World Tag Team Champions and new IWGP Tag Team Champions: FTR

Tony Schiavone is backstage with Juice Robinson and Jay White. Robinson talks about Will Ospreay vs. Orange Cassidy and calls it a glorified number one contender’s match, and then Jay White says he will beat Adam Cole, Adam Page, and Kazuchika Okada at the same time to retain his title. White says it is the Switchblade Era, and they ‘Two Sweet’ to end it.

Four-Way Match to crown the inaugural AEW All-Atlantic Champion: Malakai Black vs. PAC vs. Miro vs. Clark Connors PAC stomps Black in the corner and sends him to the outside. PAC goes after him, but Black slams him into the barricade. Connors delivers a shot to Miro, but Miro drops him with a shoulder tackle. Miro takes Connors to the corner, but Connor delivers a few quick shots. Connor dives onto Miro and sends him to the floor. Connors goes for a cross-body over the top, but Miro catches him and slams him on the floor. Black and PAC get back into the ring and go up top. Black goes for a suplex, but PAC cuts him off and goes for a sunset flip power bomb, but Black blocks it. Black trips PAC up and delivers a sliding knee strike. Black goes for a kick, but Miro blocks it and delivers an uppercut. Black comes back with a springboard moonsault, but Connors comes back in. Black delivers a knee strike and locks in a knee-bar. Miro pulls Connors to the outside to break the hold, and then slams him into the barricade. PAC goes for a springboard on Miro, but Miro catches him and drops him with a fall-away slam. Connors comes back and delivers shots to Miro and goes for another cross-body, but Miro catches him and slams him to the mat. Miro goes for the cover, but Connors kicks out. Miro drops Connors with a short-arm clothesline, and then follows with a gut-wrench suplex. Miro goes for the cover, but Connors kicks out at two. Black drops PAC with a shot, and then stomps him on the mar. Miro joins Black and they double-team PAC. Black shoves Miro away and stomps PAC by himself, but Miro comes back and shoves him away. They get face-to-face, and then Black says they need to work together. They try to drag PAC in different directions, and then get face-to-face again. They exchange shots and Miro sends Black to the outside. Miro works over PAC and goes for the cover, but PAC kicks out. Miro goes for Game Over, but PAC counters with a superkick. PAC sends Connors back to the floor, and then dives onto Black on the outside. PAC stomps on Connors on the outside, and then hits a shotgun dropkick on Miro. PAC suplexes Black in the ring, but Black comes back with a knee strike. Connors suplexes Black, and then Miro clotheslines Connors. Black drops Miro with a shot and goes for the cover, but Miro kicks out. Black goes to the floor and grabs a table and props it up on the barricade. Black tries to slam Miro through the table, but Miro blocks him. Miro slams Black into the ring steps, and PAC tries to dive onto Miro. Miro catches him, but PAC gets free and slams Miro into the steps and the ring post. Connors spears Miro through the table and gets Black back into the ring. Connors delivers a few shots, but Black comes back with some of his own. Connors delivers a few clotheslines and then a power slam. PAC delivers kicks to Connors, but Connors drops him with a Spear. Connors delivers the Trophy Kill and goes for the cover, but PAC kicks out. Black gets sent to the outside, and PAC takes Connors down. PAC goes for the Black Arrow, but Black cuts him off. Black and Connors climb up with PAC, but then Miro comes back in and suplexes all three of them down. Miro tosses Connors and Black to the floor, and then kicks PAC in the face. Miro locks in Game Over, but PAC gets to the ropes. Miro drags him back and locks it in again, but Black comes back in and spits the black mist in Miro’s face. Connors comes in, but Black takes him down. Black goes for the cross-arm breaker, but PAC goes up top. PAC hits the 450 splash and locks Connors in the Brutalizer and Connors taps out. Winner and inaugural AEW All-Atlantic Champion: PAC

Tony Schiavone joins the commentary team for the next match.

Trios Tag Team Match: Bullet Club (El Phantasmo, Matt Jackson, and Nick Jackson) (w/Hikuleo) vs. Dudes with Attitudes (Sting, Darby Allin, and Shingo Takagi) Sting takes all four guys down with a cross-body from the entrance tunnel, and then Allin and Takagi join him on the beat down on the outside. Allin takes out Hikuleo with the skateboard, and then Takagi slams Phantasmo against the apron. Sting slams Matt into the barriacade, and then Takagi gets Phantasmo in the ring as the bell rings. Takagi slams Phantasmo down and goes for the cover, but Phantasmo kicks out. Sting tags in and he and Takagi drop Phantasmo with a double shoulder tackle They continue to double-team Phantasmo, and then share a fist-bump. Allin tags in, but the Bucks comes back and take out Sting and Takagi. The Bucks double-team Allin in the ring and Nicks slams him into the turnbuckle. Phantasmo tags in and takes out Takagi and Sting on the apron. Phantasmo rakes Allin’s back, and then The Bucks work over Allin again. Matt rakes Allin’s back and slams him into the corner. Matt delivers shots to Allin in the corner and hangs him upside down. Phantasmo tags in, and he and The Bucks deliver a triple-dropkick to Allin. Phantasmo stands on Allin’s crotch, but Allin counters with a German suplex. Hikuleo pulls Sting off the apron as Allin goes for the tag. Allin kicks Phantasmo in the face and delivers Code Red. Takagi and Matt tag in, and Takagi drops him with a scoop slam. Takagi clotheslines Nick in the corner and then delivers more shots. Matt attacks Takagi from behind, but Takagi takes advantage and clotheslines both Bucks in the corners. Takagi sends Nick into Matt and Matt falls to the floor. Takagi delivers more shots to Nick and drops him with a snap suplex. Takagi goes for the cover, but Nick kicks out. Takagi delivers a back elbow, but Nick hits a corkscrew kick. Takagi comes back with a Death Valley Driver and tags in Sting. Sting drops The Bucks with right hands, and then Phantasmo delivers a shot. Sting fires up and delivers shots and a Stinger Splash to Phantasmo. Sting delivers a double Stinger Splash to the Bucks and sends Nick to the floor. String oes for the Scorpio Death Lock, but Hikuleo gets on the apron. Phantasmo delivers a low-blow, but Allin drops Phantasmo with a Stunner. The Bucks deliver a double superkick to Allin and then one to Sting, but Sting comes right back with a double clothesline and then collapses. Allin tags in and goes for the Coffin Drop on Matt. Matt gets his knee up, and the the Bucks hit More Bang for Your Buck, and then Phantasma hits Thunderkiss 86. Phantasmo goes for the cover, but Takagi breaks it up. The Bucks take out Allin and Takagi with dives, and then Phantasmo moonsaults onto everyone. Sting goes for a dive, but the Bucks and Phantasmo meet him with a triple superkick. The Bucks go for the BTE Trigger, but Sting dodges it and hits a double Scorpion Death Drop. Phantasmo is shocked when he turns around, and then Sting twists his nipples like he did to Sting earlier. Allin delivers a Coffin Drop onto Hikuleo on the outside, and then Takagi delivers elbow strikes to Phantasmo. Takagi delivers a headbutt and running lariat. Takagi goes for the cover, but Phantasmo kicks out. Takagi picks Phantasmo up and delivers Last of the Dragon for the pin fall. Winners: Sting, Darby Allin, and Shingo Takagi



A video preview for this year’s AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam even airs. It will be on Wednesday, September 21st, followed by Rampage: Grand Slam on Friday, September 23rd.

Schiavone is backstage with Shota Umino, but he is interrupted by Angelo Parker, Chris Jericho, and Matt Menard. Jericho says Umino earned his respect, and Menard and Parker say the same thing. Jericho then throws a fireball in his face and tells him to, “Respect that.”

AEW Women’s World Championship Match: Thunder Rosa (c) vs. Toni Storm They lock up, and Rosa goes behind for a hammer-lock. Storm gets free, and takes Rosa down with a wrist-lock. Rosa counters with a head-scissors, but Storm gets free and they stand at a stalemate. Rosa goes behind for a waist-lock, but Storm gets free. They exchange roll-ups for two counts, and then Storm gets another quick two count. Rosa kicks Storm in the midsection, and then follows with a kick to the face. Rosa delivers a few chops, but Storm comes back with a knee strike. Storm goes for the cover, but Rosa kicks out. Storm delivers a snap suplex and goes for another cover, but Rosa kicks out. Storm applies a submission and then clubs Rosa in the back. Rosa comes back with an inside cradle for a two count, and then Storm slaps her in the face. Rosa slaps her back, and then they exchange more shots and chops. Storm delivers forearm shots, but Rosa comes back with a kick to the midsection and a Stunner. Rosa clotheslines Storm in the corner, and then delivers double knees. Rosa dropkicks Storm against the ropes, and then delivers another one to her chest. Rosa suplexes Storm and goes for the cover, but Storm kicks out. Rosa gets another roll-up for two, and then double stomps on Storm’s chest. Rosa goes for the cover again, but Storm kicks out once more. Rosa tries to wrap Storm in a submission, but Storm gets her foot under the ropes. Storm comes back and sends Rosa to the floor, and then goes for a DDT from the apron. Rosa counters and delivers a suplex on the floor. Rosa gets Storm back in the ring, but Storm drops her with a shoulder tackle back to the floor. Storm climbs up, but Rosa meets her with an uppercut. Rosa grabs Storm on the apron, but Storm counters with a German suplex on the apron. Storm drops Rosa with a spinning DDT to the floor and gets her back into the ring. Storm delivers a Hip Attack in the corner and drops Rosa with another spinning DDT. Storm goes for the cover, but Rosa kicks out. Storm delivers an uppercut, but Rosa comes back with a running knee strike and follows with a Death Valley Driver. Rosa hits the Fire Thunder Driver and goes for the cover, but Storm kicks out. Rosa stomps on Storm a few times, and follows with quick kicks. Rosa goes for a running knee, but Storm blocks it and delivers a German suplex. Storm goes for Storm Zero, but Rosa blocks it and slams Storm downRosa picks Storm up and delivers the Final Reckoning for the pin fall. Winner and still AEW Women’s World Champion: Thunder Rosa -After the match, they shake hands before Storm rolls out of the ring.

The video package for the match between Will Ospreay and Orange Cassidy airs, in which Ospreay will defend the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship.

Jim Ross joins the commentary team.

IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship Match: Will Ospreay (c) (w/Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis) vs. Orange Cassidy Ospreay takes Cassidy down, but Cassidy comes back with his hands in his pockets and trips Ospreay up a few times. Cassidy dodges the attack from Ospreay, and then gives him a thumbs up. Cassidy takes Ospreay to the outside with a hurricanrana, and then he fakes a dive and mocks Ospreay in the ring. Ospreay comes back and drapes Cassidy’s shoulder over the top rope, and then kicks him in the face. Juice Robinson and Bullet Club are shown watching from the sky box, and then Ospreay takes Cassidy to the outside and puts him against the barricade. Ospreay runs around the ring, and then Fletcher and Davis catapult him into Cassidy against the barricade. Ospreay tosses Cassidy back into the ring and delivers a chop. Ospreay slams Cassidy into the corner, and then drops him with a spinning back-breaker. Ospreay goes for the cover, but Cassidy kicks out. Ospreay takes Cassidy to the corner and chokes him with his boot. Ospreay whips Cassidy across the ring into the corner and goes for the cover, but Cassidy kicks out again. Ospreay applies an abdominal stretch. He puts his hand in Cassidy’s pocket, and then pulls it out and flips everyone off. Cassidy blocks an Irish Whip, and slams Ospreay into the turnbuckle a few times. Cassidy goes for a cross-body, but Ospreay dodges it and tosses Cassidy across the ring. Ospreay comes back with a handspring kick to the head, and delivers a diving elbow to Cassidy’s head. Ospreay goes for the cover, but Cassidy kicks out. Ospreay sets up for the Hidden Blade, but Cassidy falls down. Ospreay stands on Cassidy’s neck, and then kicks Cassidy in the face a few times. Cassidy comes back and puts his hands in his pockets, and then Ospreay slaps him in the face. Ospreay runs the ropes, but Cassidy meets him with a dropkick. Cassidy kicks up and delivers devastating kicks to Ospreay’s face. Ospreay fires back, but Cassidy delivers a superkick and then delivers hard kicks to Ospreay’s face. Ospreay comes back with a back kick of his own, and then goes for the Os-Cutter. Cassidy blocks it and gets a deep cover for a two count. Cassidy delivers the Stundog Millionaire, and then hits a Michinoku Driver for a two count. Cassidy charges in the corner, but Ospreay dodges. Ospreay tries to tie Cassidy up, but Cassidy drops him with a spinning DDT. Cassidy takes Ospreay down with a dive on the floor, and then takes Davis and Fletcher out with a dive. Cassidy drops Ospreay with a diving DDT and goes for the cover, but Ospreay kicks out. Ospreay counters Cassidy and drops him with a Spanish Fly. Ospreay hands Cassidy in the corner and delivers a superkick. Ospreay delivers more shots, but Cassidy slams his head into the top of the ring post. Ospreay comes back with a back elbow, and Cassidy lays down slowly in the ring to feign injury. Ospreay goes the moonsault, but Cassidy dodges it. Ospreay goes for it again, but Cassidy gets his knees up. Cassidy goes for the cover, but Ospreay kicks out. Cassidy delivers Beach Break and goes for the cover, but Ospreay kicks out. Cassidy goes for the Orange Punch, but Ospreay counters with a cutter. Ospreay hits the Os-Cutter and goes for the cover, but Cassidy kicks out. Ospreay goes for the Hidden Blade, but Cassidy counters. Cassidy goes for the Orange Punch, but Ospreay dodges it. Cassidy slams Ospreay down and goes for the cover, but Ospreay kicks out. Ospreay delivers a lariat and the Hidden Blade. Ospreay goes for the cover, but Cassidy kicks out. Ospreay follows with the Stormbreaker and gets the pin fall. Winner and still IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion: Will Ospreay -After the match, Ospreay and Aussie Open attack Cassidy. They rip his pockets out of his jeans, but Roppingi Vice rush the ring to make the save. United Empire take care of Vice and toss them out of the ring. They go after Cassidy, but Katsuyori Shibata comes to the ring to make the save. He takes out Davis and Fletcher on the ramp, and then beats down Ospreay in the ring. Shibata delivers the corner dropkick, and then locks in the rear choke. Davis and Fletcher save Ospreay, and then Shibata sits down in the ring and stares them down. Shibata and Cassidy get face-to-face, and then Cassidy puts his sunglasses on Shibata and gives a thumbs up. Cassidy leaves the ring, but Shibata calls him back in and claps for him.


The video package for the feud between Zack Sabre Jr. and Bryan Danielson airs, in which Sabre Jr. says he doesn’t believe Danielson is hurt and doesn’t care about his mystery opponent.

Singles Match: Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Claudio Castagnoli Castagnoli delivers a running uppercut in the corner, and then delivers the Neutralizer. Castagnoli goes for the cover, but Sabre kicks out. Sabre goes for the floor, but Castagnoli throws him into the barricade and delivers an uppercut. Castagnoli slams Sabre into the barricade and goes for another uppercut, but Sabre dodges this one and gets back into the ring. Castagnoli comes back in and delivers an uppercut, but Sabre goes to the apron. Sabre wraps Castagnoli’s arm over the top rope, and then wrenches it a couple of times. Castagnoli comes back with a kick to the face, and then brings Sabre back into the ring and drops him with a delayed vertical suplex. Castagnoli goes for the cover, but Sabre kicks out. Sabre rolls to the apron and Castagnoli goes for a kick, but Sabre dodges and locks in a knee-bar in the ropes. Sabre locks it in over the apron now, but breaks it before the five count. Sabre wrenches Castagnoli’s arm and takes him to the mat. Sabre begins joint manipulation and slams Castagnoli’s arm into the mat. Sabre delivers a few kicks to Castagnoli’s arm, but Castagnoli comes back with an uppercut. Sabre sends Castagnoli into the ring post shoulder-first, and then stops on both of Castagnoli’s arms. Sabre goes for the cover, but Castagnoli kicks out. Sabre works over Castagnoli’s arm and delivers a few uppercuts, but Castagnoli comes back with a pair of back-breakers. Castagnoli sends Sabre into the corner and delivers a forearm shot. Castagnoli goes for the cover, but Sabre kicks out. Castagnoli picks Sabre up, but Sabre rakes his eyes. Sabre drops Castagnoli to the mat and goes for the cross arm-breaker, but Castagnoli picks him up and they tumble to the floor. Sabre keeps the hold applied on the outside, but Castagnoli picks him up and carries him back into the ring. Castagnoli throws Sabre down Castagnoli goes for the Swing, but Sabre counters and locks in a guillotine choke. Castagnoli counters and slams Sabre on the top turnbuckle. Castagnoli climbs up, but Sabre steps over and locks in the cross arm-breaker on the top rope. Sabre delivers a few uppercuts to send Castagnoli back down, but Castagnoli comes right back with an uppercut of his own. Castagnoli takes Sabre down with an avalanche gut-wrench suplex. Castagnoli delivers another uppercut and goes for the Swing again, but Sabre gets toe the ropes. Castagnoli delivers uppercuts in the corners, but Sabre dodges a third and delivers one of his own. Castagnoli shrugs it off and hits another one. Castagnoli goes for the cover, but Sabre kicks out. Castagnoli finally get the Swing and goes six rotations before his arm gives out. Castagnoli goes for the Sharpshooter now, but Sabre kicks him in the face a few times. Castagnoli goes for it again, but Sabre gets free and locks in a heel hook. Castagnoli kicks Sabre in the face, and then rolls over and applies the Sharp Shooter. Sabre rolls back over, but Castagnoli delivers a double stomp. Castagnoli goes for the cover, but Sabre kicks out. Sabre comes back with an uppercut, but Castagnoli delivers another one to send Sabre to the apron. Sabre comes back, but Castagnoli delivers another uppercut. Sabre dodges an uppercut and kicks Castagnoli in the arm. Sabre applies a rear choke and transitions into an arm-bar. Castagnoli gets his foot on the ropes, and then Sabre follows with kicks to the chest. Castagnoli comes back and drops Sabre with a lariat. Castagnoli goes for the cover, but Sabre kicks out. Sabre gets his own cover for two, and then Castagnoli delivers the pop-up uppercut. Castagnoli delivers a discus lariat, and then hits the power bomb and gets the pin fall. Winner: Claudio Castagnoli

The video package for the four-way match featuring Jay White, Adam Cole, Adam Page, and Kazuchika Okada, in which White will defend the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship, airs.

IWGP World Heavyweight Championship – Four-Way Match: Jay White (c) (w/Gedo) vs. Adam Page vs. Kazuchika Okada vs. Adam Cole All four men get face-to-face-to-face-to-face in the center of the ring, but White and Cole duck out. Okada and Page start to go, but White and Cole pull them out. Page and Okada pair up and send Cole and White to the outside, and then Cole and White talk strategy. Okada and Page go after them, but White comes back and slams Okada on the apron. Page beats Cole up the ramp and goes for a power bomb, but White attacks Page from behind. Cole and White drop Page with a double suplex on the ramp, and then get Okada back in the ring and double-team him. Cole drops Okada with a Brain Buster, and then holds him up for a chop from White. White delivers another chop, and then slams Okada into the corner. White drops Okada with a third chop, and then goes after Page. Page counters and slams White into the ring steps, but Cole kicks Page in the face. Okada fires back on Cole, but White attacks Okada from behind. White and Cole stomp Okada, but Page comes in with right hands to both of them. Page kicks Cole in the face and drops White with a clothesline on the apron. Page takes Cole down in the ring and dives onto White on the floor. Page drops an elbow on Cole and goes for the cover, but Cole kicks out. Page chops Cole in the corners, but White comes back in. Page drops White again and goes for a moonsault, but White dodges it and Cole superkicks Page. Okada comes back and delivers shots to White and Cole, and sends them to the outside. Okada slams White into the barricade, and then kicks him in the face to send him over it. Okada throws Cole onto White, and then takes them down with a cross-body. Okada gets Cole back into the ring and applies the Money Clip. White comes back in, but Okada delivers back elbows. White suplexes Okada, but Page comes in with a few shots. White drops Page with a shot and goes for a suplex, but Page lands on his feet and gets a jack-knife cover for two. Cole kicks Page in the face and then joins with White again. Cole quickly turns on White and delivers a Backstabber. Cole goes for the cover, but White kicks out. Cole goes for the Boom, but White counters and slams Cole to the mat. White slams Cole again, and then drops Page with a sleeper suplex. Cole delivers the boom to White, Okada takes out Cole, and then Page takes out Okada. Cole and Okada exchange shots, as do White and Page. Cole and White rake the eyes, and then White chops Cole. Cole comes back with chops, and then Page and Okada take advantage and send them to the corners. Page kicks Okada in the face now, and then lays Cole out with a forearm. Page power bombs White and goes for the cover, but White kicks out. Page sets up for the Buckshot, but Cole stops him. Page kicks Cole away and takes out Cole and Okada with a moonsault. Page sets up for the Buckshot again, but Gedo grabs his ankle. Page lays Gedo out and delivers a shot to White. White dodges the Buckshot and goes for the Bladerunner. Page counters and hits the Deadeye. Page delivers the Buckshot and goes for the cover, but Okada breaks it up. Okada and Page exchange shots and Okada sets up for the Tombstone. Page counters and goes for the Deadeye. Okada gets free, but Page drops him with a lariat. Page sets up for the Buckshot, but Cole slams him into the ring post. Cole kicks Okada in the knee and goes for Panama Sunrise. Okada counters with the Air Raid Crash, and then slams Cole to the mat. Okada delivers an elbow drop and goes for the Rainmaker, but Cole dodges it. Okada dodges a Buckshot, and Cole delivers a superkick to both of them. Cole delivers another superkick to Okada and goes for the cover, but Okada kicks out. Cole runs the ropes, but Okada comes back with a dropkick. Okada goes for the Rainmaker, but Cole counters with an enzuigiri. Cole superkicks Page to the floor and goes for the Boom on Okada. Okada counters with a dropkick and then slams Cole to the mat. Okada goes for the Rainmaker on Cole, but White comes back and drops Okada with the Bladerunner. White rolls Okada out of the way and gets the pin fall on Cole. Winner and still IWGP World Heavyweight Champion: Jay White -After the match, The Young Bucks and medical staff check on Cole as Page is down in the corner and White leaves with Gedo.

The video package plays for the match between Hiroshi Tanahashi and Jon Moxley, which will crown the Interim AEW World Champion.

Singles Match to crown the Interim AEW World Champion: Jon Moxley vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi Tanahashi goes behind for a waist-lock, but Moxley turns it into one of his own. Moxley turns it into a hammer-lock, but Tanahashi counters and takes him down with a side-headlock take down. Moxley gets up and backs Tanahashi into the ropes. They have a clean break, and then Tanahashi applies a side-headlock. Moxley gets free and shoves Tanahashi away. They exchange shots, and then Tanahashi delivers a low dropkick. Tanahashi works over Moxley’s knee and locks in a version of an Indian Death Lock, but Moxley makes it to the ropes. Moxley comes back with a cutter, and they exchange shots. Moxley beats Tanahashi into the corner and delivers a clothesline. Moxley puts Tanahashi up top and rakes his back. Moxley takes Tanahashi down with a double under-hook suplex, and then drops him with a pile-driver. Moxley goes for the cover, but Tanahashi kicks out. Moxley stomps on Tanahashi’s face, and then locks in the Cloverleaf. Tanahashi makes it to the ropes, and then delivers an elbow strike to Moxley. Tanahashi slams Moxley and hits the somersault senton. Tanahashi goes for the cover, but Moxley kicks out. Moxley comes back and clotheslines Tanahashi to the floor, and then slams him into the barricade. Moxley cleans off the timekeeper’s table, and then slams Tanahashi through it. Tanahashi gets back into the ring at the nine count, but Moxley kicks him in the chest a few times. Tanahashi asks for more and blocks the last one, but Moxley takes him down. Moxley goes for the cross arm-breaker, but Tanahashi rolls through and stomps on Moxley’s face a few times. Tanahashi drops Moxley with a Slingblade, and Moxley has been busted open from the stomps. Moxley rolls to the floor, but Tanahashi takes him out with Aces High. Tanahashi gets Moxley back into the ring, but Moxley comes back with a low kick. Moxley goes for the Paradigm Shift, but Tanahashi counters with Twist and Shout. Moxley comes back with a suplex, and then delivers the Paradigm Shift. Moxley goes for the cover, but Tanahashi kicks out. Moxley delivers elbow strikes and goes for the Paradigm Shift again, but Tanahashi counters with a headbutt. Tanahashi delivers a knee strike and takes Moxley down with Aces High. Tanahashi hits a splash from the top and goes for the cover, but Moxley rolls through and locks in the Bulldog Choke. Tanahashi gets free and gets a jack-knife cover for a two count, but Moxley goes back to the choke. Tanahashi flips over and gets another two count. Moxley hits the King Kong Lariat and goes for the cover, but Tanahashi kicks out at one. Moxley delivers a series of elbow strikes and locks in the rear choke. Moxley transitions into the Bulldog Choke, but Tanahashi gets to his feet. Moxley drops Tanahashi with the Death Rider and gets the pin fall. Winner and Interim AEW World Champion: Jon Moxley -After the match, Moxley extends his hand for a handshake, but Chris Jericho and Daniel Garcia rush the ring and attacks Moxley and Tanahashi. Eddie Kingston rushes the ring and takes Jericho down, but Garcia attacks Kingston. Wheeler Yuta, Santana, and Ortiz rush the ring now, and then the rest of The Jericho Appreciation Society do as well. Claudio Castagnoli hits the ring now and goes right after Jericho. Castagnoli delivers uppercuts all around and then Swings Angelo Parker around 20 times or so. The show comes to a close with the Society backing up the ramp, and most of Moxley’s crew, minus Kingston, in the ring.

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