AEW Dynamite Results for August 24, 2022
Tonight’s episode of AEW DYNAMITE was broadcast live from the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, OH
Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone, Excalibur, and “The Human Suplex Machine” Taz were the broadcast team for tonight’s event.
It’s Wednesday night and you know what that means!
“The Wizard” Chris Jericho & Daniel Garcia went face to face to kick off tonight’s show!
“All might not be well for the Jericho Appreciation Society,” said Excalibur.
Jericho walked to the ring by himself as Fozzy’s “Judas” played.
Jericho: “You sound loud tonight, Cleveland. Welcome to DYNAMITE. And last week there was a little bit of an issue between myself and one of my favorite members of the Jericho Appreciation Society.”
Chris Jericho introduced Daniel Garcia and invited him out to the ring.
The fans in the arena chanted “You’re a wrestler! You’re a wrestler!” at Daniel Garcia.
Jericho told Garcia not to listen to the crowd.
Jericho: “Last week you had a classic match and afterwards, emotions were high and you spun me around and slapped me away. I know you were probably disappointed. I just want you to apologize to me.”
Garcia: “You knew how special that moment was to me. You knew how special it was to me to share the ring with my hero Bryan Danielson. Thirty minutes with my hero. People are calling it the greatest match in DYNAMITE history. I hung with my hero for thirty minutes.
“That match that I had last week, it’s the kind of match that I always dreamt of having. When Bryan stuck his hand out to me, for a sign of respect, I didn’t care if people called me a wrestler or a sports entertainer. All I cared about was that moment and you ruined it for me, Chris!”
Jericho: “I’m sorry that you feel that way but I want to remind you there’ll be plenty of more moments like that for you, Danny. You are the greatest technical sports entertainer in the world today. It’s true and you know it and I just want you to say it. Say it! You’re a sports entertainer! Say it!”
Bryan Danielson’s music hit!
“American Dragon” Bryan Danielson walked down to the ring!
Bryan: “Daniel, I see that your mentor here is trying to bully you into saying you’re a sports entertainer. Now listen, you can be whatever you want to be. I respect us wrestling last week and in my opinion, I agree with all these people that you’re a wrestler.”
Jericho: “You’re a sports entertainer, Danny. Look at me! Say it!”
Garcia: “Stop it! I’ve got my mentor here and I’ve got my hero here and you’re trying to make me make this decision in public. Leave me alone”
Jericho reached for Garcia but Garcia shoved Jericho down! Bryan Danielson began to smile.
Bryan: “You know, Chris, I’m not the biggest fan of sports entertainment, but that was pretty entertaining.”
Jericho: “You know what pisses me off more than anything? That people keep telling me you’re the best professional wrestler in the world.
“Why is it in 15 years I’ve never once seen it. Remember I’m the last survivor of Stu Hart’s Dungeon. I’m the ‘Lionheart’. I know more about professional wrestling than you’ll ever know.”
Bryan: “If we asked Stu Hart who the better wrestler is, who do you think he’d say? If we asked your hero Owen Hart you the better wrestler is, you do you think he’d say?”
Jericho: “You want Lionheart versus the American Dragon? Well you’ve got it September 4th at ALL OUT. But until then watch your back!”
Jake Hager jumped into the ring and ambushed Bryan Danielson!
FTR’s Dax Harwood (with Cash Wheeler) vs. Jay Lethal (with Satnam Singh & Sonjay Dutt)!
“Interesting scenario: you’ve got a tag team specialist who wanted a singles contest and he got one here tonight,” said Jim Ross.
Dax knocked Lethal to the mat with a shoulder tackle. Lethal countered with an up-kick. The two opponents chain wrestled. Lethal cartwheeled and then dropkicked Harwood.
Dax and Jay traded chops in the corner! Dax tossed Lethal overhead with a big back body drop! Lethal shoved Harwood off the top turnbuckle. Lethal was looking for a double sledge but Dax countered and then hit three German Suplexes on Lethal!
Lethal came back with the Lethal combination for a near fall on Dax Harwood. Lethal nailed Harwood against the steel barricade with a tope suicida. Lethal applied the figure four on Dax but Dax reached the ropes.
Dax attempted to counter with the Sharpshooter but Lethal tried to transition. Instead Dax cradled Lethal for a near fall. Harwood slingshot Lethal into a Liger Bomb for a two-count!
“This is awesome! This is awesome! This is awesome!” chanted the fans.
Harwood had Lethal in the Sharpshooter but Sonjay jumped on the apron to distract Dax! Lethal and Dax traded strikes and near falls. Lethal grabbed Harwood’s trunks, rolled him up and pinned him.
“That was highway robbery,” said Taz.
Sonjay: “Dax, I told you it would be a trios match at ALL OUT, but I never told you who the other two wrestlers would be. Jay’s partners will be the Motor City Machine Guns!”
Tony Schiavone was backstage with AEW Women’s Champion Thunder Rosa!
“I am heartbroken. I have to step down as the champion. I am no longer able to defend because of injury. On September 4th at ALL OUT, there will be an interim champion. Toni Storm I hope your dreams come true and you become the Interim Women’s champion. But I will be back!”
It’ll be Toni Storm vs. Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. vs. Hikaru Shida vs. Jamie Hayter in a 4-way at ALL OUT to determine the Interim Women’s Champion!
Billy Gunn (with The Acclaimed—Max Caster & Anthony Bowens) vs. Colten Gunn (with Austin)!
Stokely Hathaway was scouting this match from the front row.
Billy hit Colten with a shoulder tackle.
The fans chanted “Who’s your daddy?” at Colten.
Billy pointed at himself.
Colten started to stomp on Billy! Colten tried for a splash but Billy dodged it and then clotheslined Colten.
Billy blasted Colten with a big right hand! Stokely grabbed the Acclaimed’s boombox and attacked the Acclaimed from behind! Colten connected with the Colt 45 on his father on pinned him!
“Stokely loved it! He knows where the money is and I guess he knows it’s with the Gunns,” said Taz.
Stokely handed business cards to Colten and Austin, and then the Gunns attacked Billy and Caster!
AEW Tag Team Champions Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee came out to even up the odds! Keith helped Billy up to his feet.
Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. (with Jamie Hayter & Rebel) vs. KiLynn King!
King got clocked with the sling blade from Britt Baker! King jumped off the turnbuckles with a missile dropkick. Baker drove King face first into the middle turnbuckle.
Baker and King exchanged strikes. Baker tried for the stomp but King used a roundhouse kick as a counter. Britt fired back with two thrust kicks and then the curb stomp!
Britt Baker applied her surgical glove and then submitted King with the Lockjaw!
Baker grabbed a microphone after the match.
Baker: “Isn’t it a shame about Thunder Rosa? But let me remind you when I was champion, I wrestled with a broken wrist, because that’s what a champion does. Toni, lucky for you, you’ll finally be on a pay-per-view where someone gives a damn. Because you’ll be in the ring with me.”
Toni Storm came out to the ring but Jamie Hayter followed her and hit Toni from behind!
Shida sprinted to the ring with her kendo stick. Hayter, Baker, and Rebel retreated!
Tony Schiavone was backstage with AEW Champions Swerve In Our Glory—Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee! The Acclaimed were with them.
Keith Lee: “We think you’ll be worthy challengers for our belts at ALL OUT.”
Bowens: “ALL OUT, we’re taking those championships home with us because everyone loves the ACCLAIMED!”
AEW World Title Unification Match!
AEW World Champion CM Punk (c.)
AEW interim World Champion Jon Moxley (c.)!
Mox and Punk locked up in the center of the ring with a collar and elbow tie-up. Moxley swarmed Punk in the corner with stiff shots!
Punk slapped Mox in the face with an open palm strike. Punk used a barrage of knees and then a high kick to Mox’s head. Punk collapsed to the mat, holding his left foot!
Moxley nailed Punk with the King Kong lariat! Mox used hammer and anvil strikes and then the Death Rider! Moxley used a second Death Rider and pinned Punk!
New and Undisputed AEW World Champion…Jon Moxley!
“Did Punk come back too soon?” asked Taz.
“He got his ass kicked,” replied Jim Ross.
The doctor checked on Punk and his surgically repaired foot.
Christian Cage was backstage with Tony Schiavone!
Christian: “I extended an olive branch to you last week, Jungle Boy. I was giving you one last opportunity to apologize. You have the audacity to challenge me to a match at ALL OUT? And you come out and try to maim me?
“You can’t throw anything that I haven’t already seen in my career, Jack. I’ve seen it all. I’ve done it all. At ALL OUT, you’re going to find out that I’m not average. I am an anomaly. I am special. And at ALL OUT, you’ll find out you’re not in my league. Jungle Boy, I accept your challenge.”
“Absolute” Ricky Starks came out to the ring!
Starks: “Let’s get down to business, huh? I haven’t been in the best of moods because quite frankly I’m hurt and pissed off. From dealing with Team Taz being over, from losing the FTW Championship, from dealing with the Factory, and now Powerhouse Hobbs.
“I thought I had a friend in Hobbs. Don’t forget Hobbs, you were playing background until you met me in Jacksonville. I should have known when you turned your back on a Nightmare, you would have done the same to me. You hit me in the neck!
“I called you a friend, but now I call you a lowdown snake and where I’m from, we cut the heads off of snakes. You bring your five-dollar ass to Chicago and fight me at ALL OUT!”
AEW World Champion Jon Moxley was backstage!
Moxley: “My time is right now. And right this minute, 2022, my time is right now!”
Main Event Time!
AEW Trios Title Tournament Dynamite Bracket Semi-Final!
Death Triangle—PAC, Penta El Zero Miedo, & Rey Fenix
United Empire—Kyle Fletcher, Mark Davis, & Will Ospreay!
Don Callis joined the broadcast booth for this match.
Rey Fenix and Will Ospreay began for their respective teams. Ospreay blocked a cutter from Rey Fenix. It broke down soon enough as all six men began to brawl!
PAC and Penta back body dropped Ospreay. Death Triangle soared over the top rope and out onto United Empire!
Penta El Zero Miedo chopped Will’s chest! Rey Fenix tagged in and hit Will with an open palm strike to Will’s ear! Mark Davis pulled Rey Fenix’s legs out of the ring and Kyle Fletcher smashed Rey Fenix with a double stomp. They used a rocket launch sending Will into Rey Fenix for a near fall!
“Ospreay is just otherworldly,” said Callis.
Davis hammered down with elbow strikes on Rey Fenix.
The Best Friends, along with Danhausen, watched this match from the front row.
Rey Fenix made the tag to Penta El Zero Miedo and blasted Fletcher with a crucifix bomb! Penta was looking for the Fear Factor but Davis fought out of it. Ospreay clipped Penta with the corkscrew kick!
PAC tagged in and German Suplexed Will, using Will’s momentum against him! PAC tried for the deadlift German Suplex and after assistance from a Rey Fenix kick, he planted Will! PAC and Will exchanged forearms! Ospreay rocked PAC with the Os-Cutter!
PAC smashed Will with an avalanche brainbuster off the top rope! Rey Fenix tried for a top rope hurracanrana but Will landed on his feet. PAC attempted the Black Arrow but Will raised his knees in defense! PAC reversed Will’s Stormbreaker! Penta got the tag and smashed Davis with the Destroyer!
PAC perched himself on the ring post and performed a moonsault onto Ospreay and Fletcher! PAC saw someone in the crowd that he thought was Kip Sabian. PAC removed the box from the person’s head but it wasn’t Kip under the box! PAC was shocked, as was the crowd, but then Kip Sabian did make an appearance and attacked PAC from behind!
Aussie Open singled out Rey Fenix and then Will finished off Rey Fenix with the Os-Cutter! The United Empire are advancing!
After the match Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks walked onto the ramp! Kenny pointed at Will but Don Callis had to hold Kenny back!
Catch AEW DYNAMITE on TBS next Wednesday live at 8/7ct from the NOW Arena in Chicago, IL!
This Friday tune in to RAMPAGE on TNT at 10pm ET!
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