AEW Dynamite Wild Card for the Grand Slam Tournament of Champions: Hangman Page vs. Bryan Danielson
The two men start out exchanging holds until they get to the corner, where Bryan Danielson just slaps the chest of his opponent. The two men then get down to business, exchanging chops, with Danielson then laying in with his kicks in the corner. "Hangman" Adam Page eats a boot to the face, but he then knocks Danielson off the turnbuckles as he hits a springboard lariat to send Danielson to the floor.
He then tries to follow up by diving to the outside, but the veteran scouts it and sends Page into the ring post shoulder first. Danielson continues working the arm inside the ring, and then they head back out with Page being sat on a chair as Bryan nails more kicks and then hits a huge dropkick. Danielson continues to target the arm, stomping down on it, but Page then catches him and connects with the fallaway slam, as he then launches himself over the top rope with a crossbody.
Inside the ring, Page connects with a Death Valley Driver, but Danielson manages to kick out of it. Danielson then trips Page into the second turnbuckle, and that allows him to come in with several running boots in the corner, and then another round kick to the head which Page kicks out of.
Danielson then gets cut off on the top rope and Page launches the former WWE Superstar down to the ring, but somehow he is able to kick out! Page heads straight out of the ring for the Buckshot Lariat, but Danielson rolls out of the ring instead. Page then sends Danielson to the chair on the outside, and he runs in with a big boot to give a receipt from earlier on.
Both men then get back into the ring and once again unload chops on each other, but Page comes out on top with a powerbomb, yet Danielson kicks out. Page then sets Danielson onto the top turnbuckle, but he then sneaks under the legs and sets the tree of woe to hammer more kicks in. Then he takes him back up to deliver a barrage of elbow shots, but Page lands on his feet from the top rope attempt, and Page then hits a rolling elbow!
Bryan kicks out, and smartly transitions straight into the LeBell Lock, but he escapes and then sends him into the ropes only for Danielson to skin the cat. He then immediately brings the LeBell Lock back again, but Page rolls out and connects with some knee strikes to the head to break it up. They hit several big forearms again, only for Page to hit Deadeye, and still, Bryan kicks out of the pinfall! Danielson then nails his Busaiku Knee finisher, but Page rolls out of the ropes, Bryan aims for a suicide dive but gets caught into a powerbomb onto the ring apron.
Page hits the moonsault from the top rope to the outside, and then aims for the Buckshot Lariat, but Danielson reverses into the roll-up, and he bridges to stop Page kicking out to get the win. He now faces Chris Jericho in the semifinal match.
Winner: Bryan Danielson