AEW Dynamite Results (5/25) Las Vegas, NV – We are live from the Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV. The cage is down and the stage is set, let’s get to business!
Steel Cage Match with MJF as Special Guest Referee: Wardlow vs. Shawn Spears
MJF’s wearing biker shorts and a referee cardigan, tremendous stuff here. Wardlow has entered the ring to no music, while being handcuffed. Referee MJF is patting down Wardlow, but MJF refuses to unlock the handcuffs as Spears takes some cheap shots. The two men then work together with a double team, sending Wardlow into the steel face-first.
Wardlow then starts fighting back against Spears, getting one over him, but he’s not able to touch MJF. However, that’s no problem for him, as he snaps the handcuffs himself. He then nails Spears with several clotheslines before sending him crashing into the steel structure himself.
Shawn tries to climb the structure but Wardlow smashes him into the steel, and as he falls back down Wardlow hits his Swanton Bomb, but MJF won’t count the pinfall. Wardlow then looks to nail a Powerbomb, but as he lifts him up MJF hits a low blow, which is followed by the C4. MJF goes for a fast count, but Wardlow still kicks out, going against that plan!
Spears then brings in a chair, but as he tries to hit his opponent, Wardlow moves, and instead, the Chairman hits his friend, MJF with a headshot. With Spears all alone, he quickly becomes the victim of the Powerbomb Symphony! Wardlow hits three and a new referee makes his presence known! Wardlow then hits another Powerbomb onto the chair and he simply stands on him to get the three count.
After the match, Wardlow dismantles every single one of the security guards, and powerbombs one poor soul into the cage and he falls into the abyss. Wardlow climbs up to the top of the cage and we get a great visual. MJF is shown watching on in disbelief as he finally comes-to on the entrance ramp as we go into commercial break.
AEW Commentators With A Message Of Support For Texas Tragedy Victims
The commentators are shown on-camera and they give a brief message in suppot of those dealing with the tragedies in Texas.
J.A.S. & Wizard Leader Chris Jericho With Fireball Attack
We head to a commercial break from there. When we return, we see the Chris Jericho-led Jericho Appreciation Society roaming backstage when they come across a staff member that admits to being a fan of Jon Moxley.
This, of course, leads to J.A.S. watching on as their Wizard leader Chris Jericho throws a fireball in his face. The staff member is laid out and writhing in pain as Jericho brags about his Wizard status to end the quick backstage segment.
CM Punk, “Hangman” Page Go Face-To-Face Ahead Of AEW DoN Title Showdown
Tony Schiavone is in the third man in the ring and begins this face-to-face segment for the final in-ring meeting between champion and challenger ahead of the AEW Double Or Nothing 2022 pay-per-view main event this Sunday night.
CM Punk says it is safe to say the biggest moment of his career happened in Las Vegas, and he plans on respectfully walking out the champion this Sunday. Hangman Page says he told him what he wasn’t going to do to him, and he didn’t stutter. There’s nothing Punk can do to him to take the title away from him.
Punk isn’t sure why the champion is taking this personally as he is possibly the toughest SOB on this roster, and there’s a locker room full of people waiting. Punk says this is just business and isn’t personal for him. The champion then takes the microphone from Tony Schiavone and he repeats what he said several weeks ago about wanting to destroy and embarrass Punk.
He didn’t mean at Double Or Nothing, he meant right now. He’s been waiting months for this moment, and he imagined himself sitting up the ramp cross-legged to deliver his own pipebomb. But he realized in this moment he can’t do it, and not because he’s afraid of being fired or afraid of Punk.
He says it’s exactly what Punk would do, and feeding his pettiness and cowardness isn’t the right thing for him to do. He doesn’t hate Punk, he pities him and he has no respect for what he’s done since he got here. Page doesn’t think Punk gets it, it’s about what happens when the red light turns off, it’s about the quiet moments when nobody is watching. He says Punk talks a big game about workers, but he’s shown the opposite since he got here.
Hangman says this is home, and on Sunday he will be defending All Elite Wrestling from Punk! The challenger once again says he doesn’t know why Page is angry. If he’s so upset that he is here, then Page will have to do something about it on Sunday, he respects the champion but the roads he traveled to get here were paved by him.
He says this house that Page built was made from lumber of trees he chopped down, Punk says he gave him the blueprint, and he says he will shake his hand right now. Hangman isn’t interested in that and Punk pushes him so the champion drops him with a punch.
— A quick vignette airs featuring comments from Jade Cargill and Anna Jay to promote their rematch for the TBS Women’s Championship at this Sunday night’s AEW Double or Nothing pay-per-view.
Jon Moxley & Eddie Kingston vs. Private Party
We see William Regal joining the crew on special guest commentary. He introduces himself to Jim Ross and the “guy under the mask” Excalibur.
After some brief back-and-forth banter, the camera pans over to the entrance stage where Chris Jericho’s “Judas in my Mind” theme hits.
The wizard himself emerges with other members of the J.A.S. Pyro explodes and fans begin singing along with his theme as always, however he cuts them off pretty fast and tells them “that’s enough, that’s enough.” He and the J.A.S. continue to head to the commentary section for special guest commentary, which is a busy table with Regal and the entire J.A.S. crew.
As Private Party make their entrance they get jumped by their opponents as this one gets started immediately. The Blackpool Combat Club member and Eddie Kingston take control early on in this one with frequent tags. But Private Party responds with a double dropkick to Moxley.
Jon fires back with a huge clothesline at Kassidy as he then dumps him out of the ring. The brawl continues outside with Kingston and Quen, while Moxley locks in a Cloverleaf to Kassidy inside the ring. Kassidy tries to fire back with a few elbow strikes and that leads to Quen tagging in as he dives in with a huge clothesline.
Marq sends his opponents outside the ring and the Private Party members then take them out again with dives. Isaiah drops Moxley in the ring with Quen coming in with a Shooting Star Press from the top rope, but Moxley kicks out. The duo look for silly string but Moxley responds with a lariat while Kingston takes out Quen with a back elbow. They both then attack their opponents before the Paradigm Shift for the win.
Winners: Eddie Kingston & Private Party
After the match the JAS jump their Double Or Nothing rivals, but Santana, Ortiz, and Bryan Danielson make the save as they all begin brawling.
ROH Tag-Team Championships
FTR (C) vs. Roppongi Vice
Cash Wheeler takes control well early with some shoulder tackles, but Rocky Romero shows his own abilities with several quick pinfall attempts as he then looks to go for an arm submission but Cash wriggles away. Both men tag out and Dax Harwood then drops Trent with a shoulder tackle before Trent fires back with some chops.
The two men then go back and forth with them as Dax eventually comes out on top and he tags in Wheeler, lifting him up and dropping him down onto his opponent. Trent and Romero work together to take control though, and Wheeler has to use a rope break to avoid being pinned.
Cash fires back with an inverted atomic drop, but Trent immediately tags in and keeps Wheeler isolated. They hit a double suplex but the FTR star kicks out to stay in this one. Cash finally makes hashtag though and Harwood comes in hot with lots of strikes to both of his opponents.
Trent then sends Harwood sternum-first into the turnbuckle and he hits a German suplex, but the FTR man then switches and hits a couple of his own. Dax eventually nails the third one, but Rocky breaks the bridge pinfall attempt with a stomp. Roppongi Vice then hit double knees to Harwood and Rocky then goes out and takes down Cash.
Back in the ring Harwood fights back and he then goes for a few near falls on Trent, but he doesn’t quit. Vice then connects with Strong Zero, but Harwood kicks out. Jeff Cobb and the Great-O-Khan then hit the ring out of nowhere and they start making their presence known. The United Empire take out everybody in the ring, showcasing their quality.
Winners: No Contest
They then start smashing people through tables outside the ring as the New Japan Pro Wrestling stars grab the ROH Tag Team Titles and hold them above their heads.
The Hardy Brothers Address “Stepping-Stone” Young Bucks
Matt Hardy says they and The Young Bucks have got a lot of similarities from their upbringing, but The Young Bucks would never have survived that. He puts them over as being elite, but he says everyone sees them as Hardy cosplayers. Jeff says they’re in their overprime and this is his clean slate. He says the final run will be the best run as the Bucks are in their way to becoming champions. Matt says in the case of the Bucks, they’ll be disappointed as they could never beat their heroes.
Ricky Starks vs. Shane “Swerve” Strickland vs. Jungle Boy
Ricky Starks gets out of the ring to start and Swerve Strickland and Jungle Boy then shake hands. But as that is happening Starks pushes them into each other and the trio then go through a few pinfall attempts. Jungle tries to run up the ropes by holding Swerve, but he pulls him back and lifts him up, and throws him into a hurricanrana onto Starks.
Ricky then pulls the champion out of the ring and he threads the needle and takes out Jungle Boy. Strickland then tries to get involved, but he gets sent into the barricade several times. Ricky gets into the ring and hits a vertical suplex onto Jungle Boy. He then runs up and walks the rights before dropping the elbow on Jungle Boy as he knocks Swerve away again.
Swerve comes back in with an elbow to the FTW Champion as he follows by diving off the second rope into his back. They then brawl on the ring apron but Starks gets kicked in the face only for Jungle Boy to leap the top rope and hit a hurricanrana onto Swerve. Back in the ring he nails him with a running elbow strike but Starks breaks the pinfall.
All three men then climb to the top rope, but Starks gets shoved to the floor by both of them. Jungle Boy flips Strickland across the ring, but somehow he lands on his feet. Ricky comes back in and the three of them start throwing big kicks at each other. Serve has Jungle Boy up in the air but Starks nails a Spear to stop it.
Strickland gets hit with a thumb to the eye by Ricky and he then connects with the Roshambo, but Jungle Boy appears from behind and locks in the Snare Trap. Swerve breaks it with a huge superkick and he then nails the Swerve Stomp for the win!
Winner: Swerve Strickland
Post-match Powerhouse Hobbs comes in and takes down all his future opponents as Luchasaurus comes down. That doesn’t take long for Kieth Lee to come out, and the three bigger men start brawling. Keith ends up standing tall, and he flips over the rope to take them both down again.
– Dan Lambert says there’s an invention called the internet, if they searched for his faction, you’ll see they have all the titles, so he knows the title makers. Lambert says the brand new belt will be presented to Scorpio Sky on Rampage.
Thunder Rosa, Without Facepaint, Has A Message For Serena Deeb
Tony Schiavone is on the stage now and he welcomes out Thunder Rosa, she says she’s worked for everything she has and never complained as that is what champions do. She says Serena is not a champion, she tells her that maybe she should have looked herself in the mirror and blamed herself. Rosa claims she doesn’t look up to Deeb anymore and on Sunday the war paint comes on, and she will teach her a lesson of respect.
Red Velvet, Ruby Soho Talk Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament
We return from the break to see Red Velvet with Tony Schiavone. Schiavone brings up that Velvet thought she would be in the next match tonight. With that said, she tells Tony, “no sh*t.” She then mentions the name Ruby Soho, who overhears this while she is walking by. Soho and Velvet talk briefly, with them sharing some notes about Kris Statlander. Velvet walks off and Soho tells Tony that she doesn’t need the notes that Velvet tried to give her as help.
Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament Semifinals
Britt Baker vs. Toni Storm
Both competitors are in the battle ground and the bell sounds to get this semifinal bout in the Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament off-and-running.
We hear some loud “D.M.D.” chants early on, which shift to dueling chants for her and Storm, as these two exchange some early action. Storm emerges in the offensive lead, with Baker down on the mat stuck in a submission.
Storm gets up and stalks Baker, waiting for her to get up before blasting her with a big shot. She sends Baker to the floor at ringside and then follows her out to deliver some more punishment.
On the floor, Storm follows Baker around the ring, blasting her with vicious European uppercuts whenever she gets within arm’s-reach of the former title-holder. Baker ends up shifting things in her favor before rolling Storm back in the ring.
When Baker tries following in behind her, Storm knocks Baker back out to the floor and rolls back out to keep the battle going at ringside. Storm ends up having the tables turned on her again, as Baker hits a big spot that sees Storm rammed face-first into the steel ring steps.
On that note, we see Baker roll into the ring to break the referee’s count. She then rolls back out and begins heading over to Storm as Excalibur talks us into a mid-match commercial break as the action in this tourney semifinal continues.
As we settle back in from the break, we see the match has returned back inside the ring. The two head to the top where Baker looks for the Pittsburgh Sunrise. Storm ends up avoiding it and taking back over on offense.
Storm beats down Baker into a seated position in the corner of the ring. She heads to the opposing corner and starts to sprint in her direction, building up a full head of steam before ramming into her with a hip-attack.
We see Baker start to look for an offensive comeback when Jamie Hayter heads to the ring and provides a distraction, which ultimately leads to Baker pulling off the win.
With the victory, Baker advances to the finals of the tourney. She will meet the winner of the Kris Statlander vs. Ruby Soho main event scheduled for this Friday night’s edition of AEW Rampage.
Winner and ADVANCING to the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Finals: Dr. Britt Baker
Owen Hart Foundation Semifinals
Samoa Joe vs. Kyle O’Reilly
Straight away Kyle O’Reilly goes down to the mat and tries to bring Samoa Joe down to him, but he just powers back with that. The ROH Television Champion then drops Kyle with a huge chop to the chest and he follows it with several efficient jabs. He slams Kyle down, hits a chop to the back, and then a senton as his strikes continue.
Kyle O’Reilly gets his way finally by taking Joe down to the mat as he looks for a cross-arm breaker, but Joe gets the ropes. Kyle follows it with a few strikes of his own until Joe rolls out of the ring as the fight continues. Joe gets sat down on a chair as Kyle continues hitting blows, but he gives Joe too much time and responds with a massive punch.
He then charges in with a boot across the face of Kyle, but back in the ring, O’Reilly regains control by grinding down on the jaw of Joe. He also focuses on the arm of Joe, before throwing more puches and strikes. Joe catches Kyle’s leg but he slaps his way out of that until Joe just charges in at the legs to drop his opponent with the sweep.
Joe hits an atomic drop, a big boot, and then a senton combination but Kyle is still able to kick out. Kyle hits another couple of kicks but Joe responds with a monstrous lariat that forces O’Reilly to kick out at the last second. Joe then looks for the Muscle Buster but Kyle gets out and locks in the armbar, yet Joe reaches the ropes.
The two men continue to go back and forth with kicks and strikes which includes a huge knee shot from Joe. Kyle falls back to the bottom rope and bounces back with a lariat only to eat a Pele kick, and both men are down! Joe then looks for the STO but Kyle reverses and he ends up going for a roll-up only for Joe to reverse it into the Coquina Clutch, and just like that it’s over.
Winner and ADVANCING to the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Finals: Samoa Joe
Joe picks up the victory and will now move on to face off against Adam Cole. The commentators hype it as their first-ever showdown, and it takes place in the finals of the inaugural Owen Hart Foundation Tournament at this Sunday’s third-annual AEW Double Or Nothing 2022 pay-per-view.
The go-home edition of AEW Dynamite wraps up with Adam Cole coming out to his theme song as the fans do the “Boom! Adam Cole – bay-bay!” routine along with him.
Cole and Joe stare each other down from the entrance ramp and ring, respectively, as this week’s AEW on TBS program goes off the air.
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