AEW Dynamite Results - Grand Slam (09/21/2022)
All Elite Wrestling will deliver the star-studded “Grand Slam” episode of AEW Dynamite from Arthur Ashe Stadium on September 21.
The show will feature five title matches, including the AEW World Championship match, where Bryan Danielson will face Jon Moxley for the title.
ROH World Championship: Claudio Castagnoli (c) vs. Chris Jericho
The two men shake hands. Castagoli drills Jericho with a number of European uppercuts. He controls the match early on and dumps Jericho onto the ropes. The champion sends Jericho to the outside with a big boot. He keeps up the attack, but Jericho grabs Cary Silkin and hides behind him. He throws Silkin at Castagnoli and uses the distraction to gain the upper hand. Castagnoli catches Jericho with an uppercut in mid-air. They trade chops, and Jericho drops the champion. Castagnoli hits him with another uppercut. Jericho rakes Castagnoli’s eye and suplexes him off the apron and onto the floor. “The Wizard” takes control and grounds Castagnoli. The champion rallies, but Jericho sends him crashing into the corner. Castagnoli fires up, but Jericho chops him. Jericho counters a powerbomb and hits a hurricanrana off the top rope for a two count. Castagnoli counters the Codebreaker and nails an uppercut for a two count. The champion locks in a Sharpshooter, but Jericho reaches the ropes.
Castagnoli hits the Ricola Comb for a two count. He knees Jericho in the gut. Jericho hits a Codebreaker in mid-air for a two count. Jericho locks in the Walls of Jericho, but Castagnoli fights his way out. He takes Jericho swinging and drills him with a lariat. Jericho tries to hit Castagnoli with his bat, but the champion blocks it. With the referee distracted, Jericho hits him below the belt and nails the Judas Effect.
Winner and new ROH World Champion: Chris Jericho
Jericho celebrates with the Jericho Appreciation Society after the match.
AEW World Tag Team Championship: Swerve in our Glory (Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee) (c) vs. The Acclaimed (Max Caster and Anthony Bowens) (with “Daddy Ass” Billy Gunn)
Fabulous accompanies Swerve in our Glory to the ring. DJ Whoo Kid accompanies The Acclaimed. Bowens tells “Daddy Ass” to scissor him. Bowens and Keith Lee start the match as the fans chant “Oh, scissor me, daddy.” Lee overpowers Bowens early on. He drops Bowens with a hurricanrana. Caster tags in and doesn’t fare much better at first. He takes Lee down with an arm drag. Strickland dropkicks Bowens and Caster when they try to scissor each other. Strickland takes control. The champions double-team Caster and ground him. They keep him isolated, but he rallies and suplexes lee. Bowens makes the hot tag and clears house. He takes the fight to Strickland and Lee. Strickland nails him with a kick as the champions take control again. Bowens dodges the Swerve stomp and gets a two count on a pin attempt. Lee blasts him with a headbutt and throws Bowens over the top rope. Lee climbs up on the second rope, but Caster dodges a moonsault attempt.
Strickland accidentally hits Lee with a boombox. The Acclaimed capitalize, as they scissor each other before they go for the Mic Drop. Caster lands badly on his knee, and he rolls out of the ring. Strickland tags in, but Caster is back up on his feet. They square off, and Swerve takes control. Caster drops him with a back suplex. Lee lifts Caster on his shoulders and tosses him to Strickland, who hits a powerbomb for a two count. Bowens drags Caster to the outline, and Strickland dives onto him. Billy Gunn gets in Strickland’s face and stares him down. Bowens takes advantage and punches Strickland. The referee is distracted, and Gunn hits the Fameasser on the floor. The Acclamed hit the Mic Drop for the win.
Winners and new AEW World Tag Team Champions: The Acclaimed
The Acclaimed and Billy Gunn scissor each other.
FTR is standing backstage, and Cash Wheeler says all four guys killed it. He says FTR has been the top-ranked team since April, so they want a title shot. The Gunns interrupt and wonder if FTR is losing their momentum. They say they’re more talented version of FTR.
Wheeler Yuta is on the ramp with Tony Schiavone. He is asked about the title match between Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley. MJF interrupts and gets a big pop. He calls the fans his devil-worshippers. MJF turns to Yuta and says he’ll never get a reaction like that. He says Yuta is “mid”, whereas he’s a “god” to these people. MJF says he’s a generational talent. Yuta notes that he has more catchphrases than he has friends, and he’s the king of low-hanging fruit. Yuta compliments MJF’s fiancée and calls MJF a “spineless, worthless piece of human garbage.” Yuta says MJF’s fiancée will walk out on him, much like MJF walked out on AEW. MJF wishes Danielson and Moxley well; he says they’re fighting to lose the world title to him. He says Yuta can still get advice from his mentors; he references Danielson’s injuries and Regal’s past with substance abuse. MJF drops Schiavone with a cheap shot, and Yuta attacks him. W. Morrissey chokes Yuta from behind, and MJF lays him out.
Jade Cargill is backstage, and Diamante interrupts. She introduces Trina as her backup for AEW Rampage.
AEW All-Atlantic Championship: Pac (c) vs. Orange Cassidy
Pac and Cassidy square off. Cassidy throws his glasses down and goes for a pin attempt right away. He gets a two count on an inside cradle. Pac evades an Orange Punch. Cassidy hits some of his famous kicks and drops Pac with a dropkick. Pac fires back with one of his own. The champion takes control and slams Cassidy onto the apron. Pac dives over the ropes and onto Cassidy. A shotgun dropkick earns Pac a two count. He maintains the advantage and keeps grounding Cassidy. “Freshly Squeezed” rallies. Pac drops Cassidy with a German suplex and takes control again. Cassidy gives him a thumbs up, which only fires the champion up. He drills Cassidy with a boot to the face. Cassidy puts his feet up and lures Pac in for a two count. He hits the Stun-dog Millionaire and rallies with a diving DDT. He hits another tornado DDT for a two count. Cassidy goes for the Orange Punch, but Pac counters and goes for the Brutalizer. Cassidy counters and nails the Orange Punch, but Pac reaches the ropes.
Pac secretly drills Cassidy with a ring bell hammer behind the referee’s back and pins him for the win.
Winner and still AEW All-Atlantic Champion: Pac
AEW Interim Women’s World Championship: Toni Storm (c) vs. Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. vs. Athena vs. Serena Deeb
Storm takes the fight to her opponents early on. She and Athena are briefly left by themselves. Deeb locks Athena in an abdominal stretch. Baker sneaks up on Deeb and takes her down. She drills Athena with a shot to the face. Storm drills Baker with a dropkick and throws her to the mat. All four women are down after a combined suplex/powerbomb in the corner. Baker and Deeb gain the upper hand. Rebel drops Athena with a clothesline at ringside. Baker and Rebel double-team Athena while Deeb grounds Storm. Deeb and Storm lock in simultaneous crabs on Baker and Athena. They release the holds and trade blows. Baker plants Storm with a swinging neckbreaker. Deeb drops Baker with a neckbreaker in the ropes. Deeb locks Storm in a crab, but Baker breaks it up with a superkick. Athena slams Deeb and Baker at the same time, and Baker’s head gets sandwiched. Baker rolls up Storm for a two count, but Storm turns it around and pins her for the win.
Winner and still AEW Interim Women’s World Champion: Toni Storm
Baker, with her nose and mouth bleeding, attacks Storm. Jamie Hayter comes to the ring and joins in on the attack. Baker, Hayter, and Deeb attack the babyfaces until Saraya (Paige) comes to the ring. Saraya stands tall as Baker and her allies leave the ring.
In a vignette, Darby Allin carries a bodybag on a subway and drags it in the streets of New York. He takes it in a taxi and says he’s going to a funeral.
AEW World Championship: Bryan Danielson vs. Jon Moxley
MJF, holding his chip from All Out, is watching the match high up near the luxury boxes. Moxley and Danielson lock up and feel each other out. They trade blows, and the Blackpool Combat Club stablemates are evenly matched. They exchange some more strikes. Danielson drills Moxley with some stiff kicks. Moxley takes control and grounds Danielson. “The American Dragon” catches Moxley with a dropkick and hits a knee strike off the apron. He suplexes Moxley on the apron and slams him shoulder-first into the ring post twice. Danielson grounds Moxley in the ring. The former champion rallies, but Danielson blasts him with a running knee for a two count. Moxley powerbombs Danielson and locks in a crab. He switches to an ankle lock and transitions to a suplex.
Danielson crotches Moxley on the top rope and drops him with a back superplex for a two count. Moxley traps Danielson in a modified LeBell Lock, but Danielson escapes. Danielson hammers Moxley with a series of blows and locks in the Cattle Mutilation. Danielson blasts Moxley with a kick, but the former champion blasts him with a lariat. “The American Dragon” hits a running knee for a two count. Moxley hits a running stomp and hits the Death Rider for a near fall. Danielson stomps Moxley’s head. Moxley kicks Danielson. “The American Dragon” keeps stomping and locks in a triangle sleeper. He transitions to a LeBell Lock, but Moxley escapes. They battle onto the ramp, and Moxley hits the Death Rider on the stage. Danielson rolls into the ring, and Moxley gets a two count. Moxley locks in a sleeper and rolls through when Danielson tries to escape. He chokes Danielson out, and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner and new AEW World Champion: Jon Moxley
William Regal comes to the ring, and Danielson is clearly upset as the show fades to black.