May 25th, 2022
The Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay
Las Vegas, Nevada
Welcome to our live coverage of AEW Dynamite, which is emanating from the Michelob Ultra Arena in Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas Nevada. Which will also serve as the go-home show for The Double Or Nothing PPV. Announced for tonight’s show, FTR will defend their ROH tag team championships against Roppongi Vice, Toni Storm will battle Britt Baker in an Owen Hart Foundation Tournament semifinal match, Samoa Joe will battle Kyle O’Reilly in an Owen Hart Foundation Tournament semifinal match, Jungle Boy will take on Ricky Starks and Swerve Strickland in a triple threat match, AEW world champion “Hangman” Adam Page will come face-to-face with his challenger CM Punk, and Wardlow will battle Shawn Spears inside a Steel Cage!
Match 1: Steel Cage match: Wardlow vs Shawn Spears
– MJF makes his entrance, MJF will host as the special referee. MJF pats down Wardlow but he can’t find the key to the headcuffs, Spears then attacks Wardlow with punches and kicks in the corner, MJF then lands a series of punches and kicks to Wardlow, Wardlow goes for a comeback but MJF rakes the eyes, MJF and Spears then both shoulder tackle Wardlow into the steel cage, Wardlow then lands a backbody drop on Spears followed by a big boot, Wardlow then breaks out of the handcuffs before delivering a series of closelines on Spears, Wardlow then throws Spears into the cage, Wardlow then lands a swanton from the top rope, Wardlow goes for a pin but MJF refuses to count, Wardlow goes for a powerbomb on Spears but MJF kicks him with a lowblow, Spears lands the C4 and MJF fast counts but Wardlow kicks out at 2. Spears then goes out the cage door and gets a steel chair, Spears goes to hit Wardlow in the head with the steel chair but Wardlow moves out of the way, causing Spears to blast MJF in the head with the chair, Wardlow then lands three powerbombs on Spears, a new referee comes out, Wardlow then lands another powerbomb to Spears, this time on a steel chair for the pinfall victory.
Winner via Pinfall victory: Wardlow at 6:52
– After the match, Wardlow takes out the security guards, Wardlow powerbombs one of the guards against the steel cage. MJF looks terrified on the ramp as Wardlow celebrates on top of the cage.
– We see The Jericho Appreciation Society arriving, they say that Sunday they will show the Blackpool Combat Club that sports entertainment can be violent, they find a staff member whos a fan of the Blackpool Combat Club and shoot a fireball in his face.
– Tony Schiavone is in the ring to host the face-to-face between CM Punk and AEW world champion, “Hangman” Adam Page. CM Punk is the first man out, followed by Adam Page. Punk says that its safe to say that the biggest moment of his career happened here in Las Vegas, Punk plans on walking in the challenger and walking out the world champion, Page says that there’s nothing he can do that will take the championship away from him, Punk asks Page why he’s taking all of this so seriously, Punk says this is just business and not personal, Page says that right now he’s going to humiliate and embarrass Punk, Page says he imagined lighting a pipebomb and blowing it up in Punk’s face, Page says that in this moment he can’t do it, not because he’s afraid of getting fired but he realized its exactly what Punk would do, Page says that he doesn’t have any respect for Punk and what he’s done since he’s got here, Page says that Punk has shown the complete opposite of workers rights since he’s gotten here, Page says that Sunday he will be defending All Elite Wrestling from Punk, Punk says if Page is so upset about him being here, he has to do something about it, Punk says he paved the road and the house he built was made from lumber from trees that he chopped down, Punk then tells Page that he’s going to shake his hand right now, Page then punches CM Punk down, CM Punk laughs while sitting down as Adam Page leaves up the ramp.
– We get a video package highlighting the upcoming match between Jade Cargill and Anna Jay for the TBS championship at Double Or Nothing.
– The Jericho Appreciation Society make their entrance, Chris Jericho cuts off the music, Jericho says that Las Vegas isn’t good enough to sign his entrance music.
Match 2: Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston vs Private Party
– Eddie Kingston attacks Isiah Kassidy on the ramp as Moxley attacks Marq Quen, Eddie then lands a series of punches to Quen in the corner, Eddie then lands an underhook suplex on Quen, Moxley and Eddie then land a running closeline to Quen in the corner, Quen is then able to land an enzuigiri on Moxley, Private Party then double team Moxley in the corner; Moxley lands a rotating suplex on Kassidy as we go to commercial break.
– We are back from commercial as we see Moxley land a german suplex on Quen, Quen then lands a spinning kick on Moxley, Kassidy then jumps over the top, taking out Eddie, as Quen jumps over the top rope, taking out Moxley, Kassidy lands a stunner on Moxley followed by a top rope shooting star press from Quen for a nearfall, Moxley counters the silly string as both Moxley and Eddie club away at Private Party, Eddie makes Kassidy tap as Moxley pins Quen for the victory after landing the paradigm shift.
Winners via pinfall: Jon Moxley and Bryan Danielson at 7:22.
– After the match, The Blackpool Combat Club and The Jericho Appreciation Society brawl, Bryan Danielson lands an uppercut on Jericho, Jericho tires to use a chair but officials break them up, Jericho taunts in the ring but Danielson attacks him in the ring, Jericho takes out the knee of Bryan before retreating through the crowd.
– We get a video package highlighting the upcoming matches between Kyle O’Reilly, Samoa Joe, Britt Baker, and Toni Storm in the Owen Hart foundation tournament.
Match 3: ROH Tag titles: FTR (c) vs Roppongi Vice
– The match starts off with
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