AEW Dynamite Results (08/24/2022)
Face-to-Face: Chris Jericho and Daniel Garcia
Jericho kicks off the show and brings up the issues he had with Garcia, one of his favorite JAS members. He calls Garcia a future world champion and his protégé. Fans chant, “You’re a wrestler” a Garcia when he comes to the ring. Jericho says they don’t understand the connection they have, and he knows emotions were running high last week. He says he thinks they can work this out, but he wants Garcia to apologize to him. Garcia responds by telling Jericho he knew how special it was for him to share the ring with Danielson. He emphasizes that he held his own against his hero, and he always dreamt of having that kind of match. He hopes other kids felt the way he felt. Garcia says he didn’t care about being cared a wrestler or a sports entertainer when Danielson extended his hand, and Jericho ruined that moment. Jericho tells him there will be many more moments like that for him because he’s the greatest technical sports entertainer. He wants to hear Garcia say he’s a sports entertainer. Fans keep chanting, “You’re a wrestler,” and Danielson comes to the ring before he can respond.
Danielson says Jericho is trying to bully Garcia. He says Garcia can be whatever he wants to be and tells Garcia that he’s a wrestler. Jericho says Garcia is a sports entertainer, and he tells him to say it. Garcia says he can’t do that right here, right now. He tells Jericho to leave him alone and moves to leave. Jericho grabs him, and Garcia shoves him down.
Danielson says he’s not the biggest fan of sports entertainment, but that was entertaining. Jericho says hearing people say Danielson is the best wrestler in the world pisses him off because he doesn’t see it. Jericho says some people would say he is the greatest wrestler of all time. He says he’s the last survivor of the Hart Dungeon, and he knows more about wrestling than Danielson ever will. Danielson wonders what Owen Hart would say if he was asked which one of them was the better wrestler. He questions who would win a match between them. Jericho agrees to a match between “The American Dragon” and “Lionheart” at All Out.
Hager attacks Danielson from behind and leaves him lying.
Dax Harwood vs. Jay Lethal (with Satnam Singh and Sonjay Dutt)
The two men feel each other out early on. They’re evenly matched as they trade holds and counters. Harwood drills Lethal with some heavy hands. They exchange stiff chops. Harwood punches Lethal in the corner. Lethal hits an avalanche Russian legsweep and takes control. He grounds the FTR member, but Harwood rallies and chops Lethal some more. Harwood drops Lethal with two German suplexes and follows that up with a release German. Harwood evades the Figure-Four but gets dropped with the Lethal Combination. Lethal dives onto him outside of the ring. He locks in the Figure-Four, but Harwood reaches the ropes. Harwood gets a two count with a small package.
He plants Lethal with a slingshot powerbomb for a two count. Harwood locks in the Sharpshooter, but Dutt gets up on the apron to break it up. Harwood collides heads with Dutt, and Lethal rolls his opponent up for a two count. Harwood gets a two count with a crossbody. Harwood rolls up Lethal, but the latter reverses it and pulls on the tights to secure the three count.
Winner: Jay Lethal
After the match, Sonjay Dutt reveals that Lethal will team up with two of their friends, the Motor City Machine Guns.
Backstage, Thunder Rosa announces that she is injured, so she is unable to defend the AEW Women’s World Championship due to an injury, so an interim champion will be crowned at AEW All Out.
Billy Gunn (with The Acclaimed) vs. Colten Gunn (with Austin Gunn)
Stokely Hathaway is sitting in the front row for this bout. Billy gains the upper hand early on. He takes the fight to his son outside of the ring. Billy slams Colten into the barricade and maintains the advantage. A distraction from Austin helps Colten gain the upper hand. Billy fires up and unloads on Colten with some punches in the corner. Hathaway attacks Caster, and with the referee distracted, Colten hits Billy below the belt and pins him with the Colt 45.
Winner: Colten Gunn
Hathaway gives Austin and Colten his business cards, and they accept. They attack The Acclaimed and Billy before Swerve in Our Glory come to the ring to chase them off.
Backstage, United Empire vows to beat Death Triangle, while PAC says they’ve been waiting too long for this opportunity, so they’re going to “murder” them tonight.
Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. vs. KiLynn King
Baker controls the match early on. She slams King face-first into the turnbuckle. Outside of the ring, she pulls King by her arms so her head gets pressed into the ring post. King dodges a stomp and slams Baker, stunning the former champion. She gets a two count with a Glam Slam-like maneuver. Baker floors her with a superkick and hits the stomp. She makes King tap out to the Lockjaw.
Winner: Britt Baker
After the match, Baker says Rosa’s injury is a shame. She says she wrestled her whole title reign with a broken wrist “because that’s what a champion does.” Baker says Toni Storm will be on a pay-per-view where someone gives a damn because she’ll be in the ring with Baker. Hayter attacks Storm from behind when she charges the ring, and Hikaru Shida makes the save.
Backstage, Swerve in our Glory say The Acclaimed have earned a title shot. The Acclaimed say they are the uncrowned champions, and they’re going to win the gold at All Out.
Unification Match to determine the Undisputed AEW World Champion: CM Punk (c) vs. Jon Moxley (c)
Punk and Moxley stare each other down and the crowd’s dueling chants are electric. The two champions lock up and feel each other out. Moxley punches Punk in the corner. Punk slaps him and fires up with some punches of his own. Punk kicks Moxley and goes down clutching his previously injured foot, screaming. Moxley floors Punk with a clothesline and repeatedly elbows him. He wrenches Punk’s ankle and hits the Death Rider. He hits another Paradigm Shift for the win.
Winner and undisputed AEW World Champion: Jon Moxley
Doctors and officials check on Punk after the match, and Moxley celebrates. Punk is down, and doctors help him out of the ring.
Backstage, Christian Cage says he gave Jungle Boy one last opportunity to apologize to him last week. He says all he was doing was giving Jungle Boy tough love Cage tells him that he’ll never be as smart as Christian Cage. He says he’s going to show Jungle Boy that he is special at All Out, where Jungle Boy will learn that he’s not in Cage’s league.
In-Ring Segment: Ricky Starks
Starks says he’s been pissed off due to everything that’s been happening to him lately. He brings up Hobb’s betrayal and says he knows it’s not friends business, but he thought he was the exception. He says he should have known that Hobbs was going to turn his back on him. Starks gets fired up when he says that Hobbs hit him in the neck. He says Hobbs was his friend, but now, he calls him a snake, and where he’s from, they cut heads off of snakes. He tells Hobbs to fight him at All Out.
Backstage, Moxley says, “Oh I’m sorry, is that now how it was supposed to go? Best in the World my ass.” He says people always write him off, but those people don’t matter. Moxley says there’s only one Jon Moxley, and he is professional wrestling. He declares that he’s the guy, and he doesn’t follow any rules. Moxley says his time is right now.
The broadcast team runs through the card for AEW All Out.
AEW World Trios Championship: United Empire (Will Ospreay, Mark Davis, and Kyle Fletcher) vs. Death Triangle (PAC, Rey Fenix, and Penta Oscuro)
Ospreay and Fenix start the bout with some fast-paced offense, and they’re evenly matched. Death Triangle dives onto their opponents on the outside. Death Triangle continues to control the action. Fenix grounds Ospreay, who rallies and dives onto the trio on the outside. United Empire takes control by isolating Fenix. The high-flyer rallies and tags Penta, who clears house. Ospreay hits a corkscrew kick, and Aussie Open double-teams him.
After a flurry of offense, PAC and Ospreay are left by themselves after both men drop their respective opponents with poisonranas. Ospreay hits an Oscutter, and both men are down. PAC and Ospreay battle it out. Both men are down again after an avalanche brainbuster off the top. Ospreay lands on his feet when Fenix goes for a hurricanrana off the top. Fenix drops Ospreay with a cutter. Pena dives onto Mark Dabis, and Fenix takes down Kyle Fletcher. Ospreay gets a two count on PAC. “The Bastard” reverses the Stormbreaker into a pin attempt for a two count. Penta drops Fletcher with a Destroyer. PAC spikes Ospreay with a DDT. PAC dives onto Ospreay and Fletcher. PAC sees who he thinks to be Kip Sabian at ringside, but when he takes the box off, it’s a stranger. The real Sabian blindsides PAC and attacks him. United Empire capitalzies as Ospreay pins Fenix with an assisted Os-cutter.
Winners: United Empire
Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks stare down United Empire after the match.