6/22/22 AEW Dynamite Recap
The opening credits roll. Excalibur, Jim Ross, and Tony Schiavone are on commentary from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Schiavone heads to the ring to interview Bryan Danielson. Schiavone hypes up Forbidden Door and Blood and Guts, and Danielson says he is going to take the mic from Schiavone is not give it back. Danielson says this week is a great week to be an AEW fan and a professional wrestling fan. Danielson says Forbidden Door is an inter-promotional pay-per-view with the two best professional wrestling companies in the world, which will have loads of great wrestling. He then says you get the opposite in one week, with the bloody spectacle known as Blood and Guts. Danielson says he was expecting to be a part of both of those events, and says Chris Jericho paid Zack Sabre Jr. to challenge him to a match. Danielson says he was excited to prove that he is better than Sabre, and was also going to crush his trachea. Danielson says he was excited to get into Blood and Guts and get revenge on Jericho and his group for what they did in the Anarchy in the Arena Match. Danielson says he has some good news and some bad news. Danielson says he is not cleared to compete at Forbidden Door and Blood and Guts. He says his overall health is just fine so there is no chance that he isn’t coming back, but that’s not even the good news. He says Eddie Kingston is right when he calls him a judgmental pick, and because he is he has high standards. Danielson says he has found the one person that he trusts to take his place at Forbidden Door and Blood and Guts. He says the fans will be astounded of who it is, and he says he came out of the bad guy tunnel and isn’t going to say who it is. He says he also isn’t going to tell Sabre, and we will all find out on Sunday. Sabre makes his way to the stage and stares Danielson down.
Jon Moxley cuts a promo backstage. He says in Las Vegas, we found out that the Jericho Appreciation Society can fight, but next week we will find out if they can survive. Moxley says he, Santana, Ortiz, and Kingston grew up on the streets, and he hates guys like Jericho. Moxley says before that, his match against Hiroshi Tanahashi on Sunday means more to him than anything else. Moxley says Sunday is personal, because once the bell rings he has no respect for anyone.
Match #1 – Trios Tag Team Match: Orange Cassidy and Roppingi Vice (Rocky Romero and Trent Beretta) vs. Will Ospreay and Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis)
Romero and Fletcher start the match. Fletcher applies a side-headlock, but Romero comes back with an uppercut and tags in Beretta. Vice double-teams Fletcher, and then Beretta drops him with a clothesline. Davis tags in and takes Beretta down. Beretta comes back with a few chops, but Davis kicks him in the face. Beretta comes back with a suplex and tags in Cassidy. Cassidy stops Davis from charging and puts his hands in his pockets. Cassidy dropkicks Davis into the corner and tags in Romero. Beretta tags in as Romero clotheslines Dave in the corner. Cassidy tosses Davis into Vice, who drop him with a double back elbow. Cassidy sends Davis to the floor as Ospreay is knocked to the floor. Cassidy and Vice go for dive, but they are all caught and rammed into each other. Vice are slammed on the apron as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Beretta drops Fletcher with an exploder suplex. Cassidy tags in and delivers his kicks to Davis and Fletcher. He drops them with a double hurricanrana, and then drops Fletcher with a singular one. Cassidy drops Fletcher with a DDT and Ospreay tags in. Romero drops Ospreay with a hurricanana, and Beretta clotheslines him to the floor. Cassidy and Vice dive onto all three guys on the floor, and then Beretta tosses Ospreay back into the ring. Cassidy and Vice triple-team Ospreay. Vice deliver dropkicks and Cassidy splashes onto Ospreay. Cassidy goes for the cover, but Ospreay kicks out. Ospreay comes back with a chop, but Cassidy delivers a back elbow. Ospreay comes back wiht a few kicks, but Cassidy delivers the Stundog Millionaire. Davis and Romero tag in, and Romero takes him down with a hurricanrana. Romero delivers a few chops, but Davis comes back with one of his own and tags in Fletcher. Fletcher slams Romero to the mat and goes for the cover, but Romero kicks out. Davis tags in, but Romero takes Fletcher down with Sliced Bread. Everyone gets in the ring now and exchanges shots and blows, and then Vice drops Fletcher with a double knee strike.
Beretta tags in and goes for Strong Zero, but Ospreay kicks him in the face. Davis drops Beretta with a pile-driver and goes for the cover, but Cassidy breaks it up. Cassidy and Ospreay go to the floor, and Romero take Ospreay out with a dive. Beretta fights off Fletcher and Davis and tags in Cassidy. Cassidy delivers the Orange Punch to Fletcher and gets the pin fall.
Winners: Orange Cassidy and Roppingi Vice
-After the match, Great O-Khan and Jeff Cobb come to ringside to join the rest of United Empire. They all get on the apron, but FTR come to the ring to even the sides. United Empire drop off the apron as FTR, Cassidy, and Roppingi Vice stare them down.
Jay Lethal, Satnam Singh, and Sonjay Dutt are backstage. Dutt says he is so happy for Singh’s debut and Lethal’s win with him, and Lethal says it is time for another celebration when he becomes the new ROH World Television Champion. Lethal says Samoa Joe needs to come back and defend the title against him, or simply vacate it to him.
Schiavone is in the ring, and he introduces Christian Cage. Cage insults the crowd and says it’s rude to make him talk over them. He tells them to shut their mouths, and then says Jungle Boy eliminated him from the Casino Battle Royale last year and he couldn’t get away with it. Cage says he is a legend in the business and deserves more respect than to be cheered when he gets eliminated from a battle royale. Cage says it pissed him off, and then he decided to do a background check on Jungle Boy. Cage says Jungle Boy cost him a lot of money back then, so he had to recoup it somehow. He says he decided to catch a ride with Jurassic Express, and says the only reason he came back was to make a lot of money. Cage says guys now need to have a match that is talked about more than a week later, and then they will be on his level. Cage says maybe Jungle Boy has talent, but he doesn’t have a killer instinct. Footage is shown of Cage talking to Jungle Boy’s mom and sister after he turned on him last week, saying that they raised a piece of shit. Cage says he never wanted Jungle Boy to look to him as a father figure, because Jungle Boy already had a father, but he’s dead. Cage says that’s probably a good thing, because he doesn’t have to see Jungle Boy crumpled in a heap as his feet. Luchasaurus comes to the ring and chokes Cage in the corner. Cage says they need to talk and asks Luchasaurus if he remembers what happened to Marko Stunt. Cage says Luchasaurus is like a son to him, and Luchasaurus lets him go. Cage says they need to talk in private, and then whispers in his ear. Cage hugs Luchasaurus and smirks after Luchasaurus turns his back on him. They leave the ring together.
Footage of Sting’s return on last Friday’s Rampage is shown. The Young Bucks and Kyle O’Reilly are backstage. The Bucks says they are back on top, and Matt says it’s a safe bet that they will be at the PPV on Sunday. O’Reilly says Sting should be locked up for what he did on Friday. O’Reilly confirms that El Phantasmo and Hikuleo will team with The Bucks to take on Sting and his cronies at Forbidden Door.
Match #2 – AEW All-Atlantic Championship Tournament – Qualifying Match: Malakai Black vs. Penta Oscuro (w/Alex Abrahantes)
Black goes for a few spinning heel kicks, but Penta dodges them. Black connects with a back elbow that sends Penta to the outside. Penta dodges Black, and then takes him out with a quick dive. Penta gets Black back into the ring, but Black takes him down. Penta comes back with a Backstabber and goes for the cover, but Black kicks out. Black comes back with a roll-up for two, but Penta takes him down with a Slingblade. Black rolls to the floor and kicks Penta’s legs out on the apron. Black slams Penta into the barricade and the ring post as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Black and Penta exchange shots, and Penta drops Black with a few forearm shots. Penta drops Black and connects with a cross-body. Black goes to the apron, but Penta follows him. Penta delivers a chop and goes for the Fear Factor, but his back gives out and Black sends him into the ring post. Penta blocks a heel kick and delivers an enzuigiri. Penta goes for Fear Factor, but Black gets back into the ring and delivers the heel kick. Black runs the ropes, but Penta comes back in with a cutter. Penta goes for the cover, but Black kicks out. Black comes back and dodges a kick, and then delivers a jumping knee strike that sends Penta to the floor. Black takes him out with a dive and gets him back into the ring. Black delivers a double stomp from the top and goes for the cover, but Penta kicks out. Black goes up top, but Penta cuts him off with an enzuigiri. Penta delivers an avalanche Fear Factor and crawls into the cover, but Black gets his foot on the rope. Penta tries to pick Black up, but his back gives out and Black delivers the back heel kick for the pin fall.
Winner: Malakai Black
-After the match, PAC charges the ring and stares down Black. Miro appears on the screen and cuts a promo. He says he will walk through the Forbidden Door bragging everyone with him, and he will redeem them all.
Wardlow says he always gets what he wants, and if he doesn’t get it, he takes it. He says he wants the TNT title, and he coming for what he wants and what he deserves. He says when Scorpio Sky is ready, he will welcome him into Wardlow’s World.
Adam Cole joins the commentary team for the next match.
Match #3 – Singles Match: Adam Page vs. Silas Young
They lock up and Page applies a wrist-lock. Page goes behind for a hammer-lock and drops Young to the mat. Young comes back with a shot, but Page takes him down with a side-headlock take down. Page goes for a cover, but Young bridges out. Page takes Young down again, and then chops him in the corner a few times. Young comes back with chops of his own, but Page chops him back down. Young comes back and rakes Page’s eyes, but Page tosses him to the floor. Page goes for a dive, but Young dodges him and kicks him in the midsection. Young tosses Page into the ring, but Page comes back with a clothesline. Page takes Young out with a moonsault press as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Page suplerplexes Young, and then they exchange right hands. Page drops Young to the mat and kicks up. Page clotheslines Young in the corner and goes for Deadeye, but Young escapes. Page sends Young to the apron and drops him with a lariat. Page takes Young out with a cross-body on the floor, and then gets him back into the ring. Page drops Young with a flying clothesline and goes for the cover, but Young kicks out. Young comes back with a back-breaker and then a clothesline. Young goes for the cover, but Page kicks out. Young delivers a rolling senton and goes for a springboard, but Page dodges it and delivers a German suplex. Page delivers a clothesline, and follows with the Buckshot Lariat for the pin fall.
Winner: Adam Page
-After the match, Cole gets up and tries to cut a promo, but Jay White interrupts. White apologizes for interrupting Storytime with Adam Cole, but he feels like he owes Cole an explanation. White says as the catalyst of professional wrestling, he is responsible for making Forbidden Door as big as it can be. White says as much as he wants to make it about Bullet Club and the Undisputed Elite, his opponent at Forbidden Door still can’t be Cole, because Cole lost to Page…twice. White goes to the ring with Page and says he knows Page and the fans are wondering who he is going to defend his title against. White says it won’t be Page, and Page slaps the mic out of his hand. Cole rushes the ring, but Page takes him out. Page goes for the Buckshot on White, but Cole delivers a low-blow. White delivers shots to Page and Cole picks up the IWGP title. Cole feigns a strike with the title, but White turns around and Cole stops. Kazuchika Okada comes to the ring and stares down White and Cole. He delivers shots to them and Page joins in. Page and Okada clear the ring and stare down as Cole and White do the same on the ramp.
Schiavone is backstage with Jade Cargill, Kiera Hogan, and Stokely Hathaway. They say Red Velvet is injured, but Cargill says the show will go on. Hogan blames the injury on Kris Statlander, and Hathaway says they are looking for a new Baddie to join them.
Schiavone is backstage with Athena and Kris Statlander, and they mock what we just heard from Cargill. They say they will take out any Baddie that gets in their way, and says they have Willow Nightingale ready to go with them.
Match #4 – Singles Match: Marina Shafir (w/Nyla Rose) vs. Toni Storm
Shafir connects with a kick that sends Storm to the corner. Storm comes back with a side-headlock take down, but Shafir turns it into a front face-lock. Shafir goes for an arm-breaker, but Storm gets to the ropes. Shafir takes Storm down, but Storm turns it around into a side-headlock. Storm delivers a dropkick, but Shafir comes back and trips her up. Shafir runs the ropes and kicks Storm in the chest. Shafir kicks Storm to the floor and Rose connects with a senton. Shafir goes after Storm and gets her back into the ring as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, they exchange shots in the ring. Storm delivers a headbutt, but Shafir comes back with a shot that sends Storm to the floor. Shafir goes after her and delivers a quick kick. Shafir slams Storm into the apron and drops her with a Judo throw. Shafir shoves Storm into the ring steps and charges, but Storm dodges and drops her with a spinning DDT. Storm gets Shafir back into the ring and goes for Storm Zero, but Shafir blocks it. Storm delivers a German suplex, but Rose distracts Storm. Shafir goes for a pump-handle slam, but Storm rolls through and gets the pin fall on a roll-up.
Winner: Toni Storm
-After the match, Rose and Shafir attack Storm. Thunder Rosa rushes the ring and makes the save. Rosa takes out Shafir, and then does the same to Rose. Storm hits Rose with the AEW Women’s title belt, and then hands the title to Rosa. They stare down in the ring, and Rosa raises the title in the air.
Darby Allin and Sting are backstage. Allin says he thinks O’Reilly is afraid to come to Forbidden Door, but he and Sting have friends of their own. Sting says they will continue to take them down one by one, and Allin says their partners will be Hiromu Takahashi and Shingo Takagi.
Announced for this Friday’s Rampage:
-Mercedes Martinez and Serena Deeb in action
-Andrade El Idolo vs. Rey Fenix
-Cash Wheeler vs. Jeff Cobb
-Hook vs. The DKC
Updated card for this Sunday’s Forbidden Door:
-Singles Match for the Interim AEW World Championship: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Jon Moxley
-AEW Women’s World Championship Match: Thunder Rosa (c) vs. Toni Storm
-IWGP Tag Team Championship/ROH World Tag Team Championship – Winners Take All Three-Way Match: Great O-Khan and Jeff Cobb (c-IWGP) vs. FTR (c-ROH) vs. Roppongi Vice
-Four-Way Match to crown the inaugural AEW All-Atlantic Championship: Malakai Black vs. Miro vs. PAC vs. Tomohiro Ishii
-IWGP World Heavyweight Championship – Four-Way Match: Jay White (c) vs. Adam Cole vs. Adam Page vs. Kazuchika Okada
-IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship Match: Will Ospreay (c) vs. Orange Cassidy
-Eight-Man Tag Team Match: Darby Allin, Sting, Hiromu Takahashi, and Shingo Takagi vs. The Young Bucks, El Phantasmo, and Hikuleo
-Trios Tag Team Match: Chris Jericho, Minoru Suzuki, and Sammy Guevara vs. Eddie Kingston, Shota Umino, and Wheeler Yuta
-Zack Sabre Jr. vs. TBA
-The Buy-In: Eight-Man Tag Team Match: Max Caster and The Gunn Club vs. Alex Coughlin, The DKC, Kevin Knight, and Yuya Ueumra
William Regal joins the commentary team for the main event.
Match #5 – Tag Team Match: Chris Jericho and Lance Archer (w/Sammy Guevara) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi and Jon Moxley
Jericho and Moxley brawl in the floor as Archer and Tanahashi are in the ring. Moxley slams Jericho into the barricade as Tanahashi chops Archer’s knee. Archer comes back with a slam and tags in Jericho. Jericho delivers a shot to Tanahashi, but Tanahashi comes back with shots to Jericho. Tanahashi slams Jericho in the corner and delivers a cross-body to his back. Moxley tags in and takes Jericho down. Moxley delivers elbow strikes to Jericho and takes him to the floor. Moxley slams Jericho into the apron and the timekeeper’s area. Moxley grinds his fingers into Jericho’s back and tosses him back into the ring. Archer gets into the ring, but Sammy Guevara grabs Moxley’s foot. Jericho drops Moxley on the aprin and tags in Archer. Moxley delivers elbow strikes, but Archer takes him down with a shoulder tackle as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Jericho and Moxley exchange shots in the ring. Jericho drops Moxley with a shot and goes for the Lionsault, but Moxley gets his knees up. Tanahashi tags in and delivers shots to Jericho. Tanahashi delivers a flying elbow and knocks Archer to the floor. Tanahashi delivers a back elbow to Jericho and drops him with a cross-body. Tanahashi slams Jericho and connects with a senton. Tanahashi goes for the cover, but Jericho kicks out. Tanahashi goes for the Slingblade, but Jericho counters out. Jericho delivers the Codebreaker and goes for the cover, but Moxley breaks it up. Moxley sends Archer to the floor and takes him out with a dive. Tanahashi takes Jericho down with a cross-body, but Jericho rolls through and locks in the Walls of Jericho. Moxley breaks it up, but Archer takes Moxley down with a kick. Tanahashi drops Archer with the Slingblade. Jericho and Tanahashi go to the floor as Moxley and Archer exchange shots in the ring. Moxley drops Archer with the Paradigm Shift and Tanahashi tags in. Tanahashi hits the frong splash and gets the pin fall.
Winners: Hiroshi Tanahashi and Jon Moxley
-After the match, Tanahashi and Moxley get face to face. Eddie Kingston runs out and attacks Jericho, and then Guevara helps Jericho. Wheeler Yuta runs out to even the sides, but Minoru Suzuki comes out as well. He brawls with Yuta, and then Shota Umino runs out to even the sides again. Archer joins in and helps Suzuki, and then the rest of the Jericho Appreciation Society come out as well. Ortiz and Santana rush down and everyone brawls around the ring as Moxley and Tanahashi are still face-to-face in the ring. This lasts the final five minutes or so of the show.