It's Wednesday night, and you know what that means ...
All Elite Wrestling returns with the latest edition of their weekly two-hour AEW on TBS television program.
This week's AEW Dynamite on TBS emanates from the UBS Arena in Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, near Long Island, which is the hometown of MJF.
On tap for tonight's show is Danhausen vs. Tony Nese, Chris Jericho's victory speech, MJF vs. Wardlow contract signing, CM Punk vs. John Silver, as well as Ricky Starks vs. Jungle Boy for the FTW Championship.
Also scheduled for the show tonight are three matches in the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament. On the men's side, there will be Darby Allin vs. Jeff Hardy and Dax Harwood vs. Adam Cole. The women's side will feature Toni Storm vs. Jamie Hayter.
Featured below are AEW Dynamite results from Wednesday, May 11, 2022. The report was written as the show aired live on TBS by Rajah.com's own Matt Boone (@MattBoone0709.)
AEW DYNAMITE RESULTS (5/11/2022)
The show kicks off with the usual cold open video package and theme song. From there, we shoot inside the arena where Jim Ross welcomes us to the show.
Owen Hart Foundation Tournament
Adam Cole vs. Dax Harwood
We then hear the familiar sounds of Adam Cole's theme song. He makes his way out as the fans do the "Boom! Adam Cole, bay-bay!" routine along with him.
He settles in the ring and his music fades down. Then we hear the theme for his opponent in this first round match, as Dax Harwood of FTR heads to the ring.
As Harwood settles in the ring, we see a shot of Owen's widow, Dr. Martha Hart, sitting in the crowd inside the UBS Arena. Harwood's theme wraps up and the bell sounds to get this opening contest off-and-running.
The crowd starts making a ton of noise as chants spread throughout the arena. We see Harwood and Cole exchanging shots as the commentators put Harwood over for his striking ability.
Finally, Cole shifts the momentum in his favor and takes over on offense after sliding Harwood into the steel ring post. Harwood bumps on the floor and sells the affects as Cole heads out after him and runs him into the steel ring steps.
He continues landing shots on Harwood as the FTR member attempts to retreat around the ring on the floor. After Cole runs Harwood into the steel ring post again, we head to a mid-match commercial break.
When we return from the break, we see Cole still controlling the action, which has returned back inside the ring. The crowd is making a ton of noise, with a lot of the chants aimed at Cole.
It changes to a dueling chant for Cole and Harwood as the FTR member starts to show signs of life for the first time in several minutes.
Cole slows down his momentum with the three amigos suplex spot. Harwood counters the final attempt and then heads to the top-rope. Cole cuts him off and begins climbing up after him.
We see some back-and-forth pin attempts from both guys and then Harwood leaps off the middle rope for a cross-body splash into another near fall. When Harwood tries the same spot seconds later, Cole sees it coming and blasts him with a super kick for a near fall of his own.
Cole goes for the Panama Sunrise, however Harwood stops it in mid-sequence by grabbing and holding onto the ring ropes.
He then connects with an Alabama Slam on Cole before spiking his dome into the mat with a big piledriver. He goes for the pin attempt after that, but Cole kicks out after two.
When that doesn't work, Harwood looks to finish Cole off with the Sharpshooter, which brings the crowd alive. Cole immediately works on escaping the hold, and while it takes a bit, he ultimately does exactly that.
We see Harwood knocked out of the ring and as he goes to re-enter the ring around the count of six, he slips and falls. He ends up just making it back into the ring at the count of nine. From there, he finds himself stuck in a Sharpshooter applied by Cole and he taps out after fighting it for a while.
Winner and ADVANCING in the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament: Adam Cole
"Hangman" Adam Page On Guest Commentary
After a vignette airs to hype tonight's main event, which will see Jeff Hardy vs. Darby Allin in another Owen Hart Foundation Tournament first-round contest, we hear the familiar sounds of "Hangman" Adam Page's theme song.
The AEW World Champion makes his way out to join the gang on commentary for our next bout of the evening.
CM Punk vs. John Silver
From there, out comes CM Punk as "Cult of Personality" by Living Colour plays. He makes his way to the ring in a NHL jersey with the logo covered up.
The fans seem to dig him despite the NHL jersey gesture and the fact that they're in MJF's hometown tonight. The music dies down and stops completely.
The fans boo like crazy and Punk yells out "It's clobbering time" as he then heads to the ring with no music playing. Hangman Page is shown smiling and talks about enjoying the crowd reaction to Punk.
The Dark Order theme hits and out comes another Long Island hometown boy, as John Silver emerges. He heads to the ring as several members of The Dark Order come out with him.
As Silver heads to the ring, the commentators remind everyone of the long storied history between Hangman Page and The Dark Order.
Now the bell sounds and we're off-and-running with this second one-on-one contest this evening here on AEW Dynamite.
We see Punk jump off to an early offensive lead, however this doesn't last for long, as Silver ends up knocking him out of the ring and taking over from there.
The commentators talk about Punk finding himself in a much more competitive fight than he might have expected when he came out in his crowd-provoking Islanders NHL jersey.
Silver hoists Punk up and looks for his Spin Doctor finisher, however a roundhouse kick from Punk ends up shutting that down. He follows that up by using Hangman Page's own Buckshot Lariat to finish off his friend in John Silver for the pin fall victory.
Winner: CM Punk
Hangman Page Confronts CM Punk
Once the match wraps up, we see a very pissed off Hangman Page throw his headset down and storm down to the ring. He gets right in Punk's face, who takes joy in asking the AEW Champion if he's mad.
He says he sensed anger from Page last week. He points out that winning the title to him is strictly business, not a personal matter like Page seems to be taking it.
Punk re-references his self-asked question about whether or not he's good enough, before pointing out that he woke up this morning and asked himself if he's going to be world champion.
He says he told himself, "Yes." Punk vows that Page will shake his hand when all is said-and-done at AEW Double or Nothing. He extends his hand for a shake in the ring right now, however the champ responds by flipping him off and walking out to the back.
Dr. Britt Baker Talks Jamie Hayter vs. Toni Storm
We shoot to the back where Tony Schiavone talks with Dr. Britt Baker about her friend Jamie Hayter's tourney bout against Toni Storm later tonight.
He reminds her that if Hayter wins as she predicts she will, she will have to face off against her in the next round.
Danhausen vs. Tony Nese
We head back into the arena where Danhausen's theme hits. The fans in Long Island give him a good reaction as he heads to the ring.
He settles inside the squared circle and then his opponent, already in the ring, is announced. Danhausen vs. Tony Nese in one-on-one action is next on Dynamite.
The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with this one. We see Danhausen try and put a "curse" on Nese, however "The Premier Athlete" is having none of that.
Nese slams Danhausen down in the corner, hits the ropes to build up a full head of steam and then connects with his "Running Nese" finisher for the easy squash match pin fall victory.
Winner: Tony Nese
After The Match: Tony Nese Inadvertently Sends For Hook
After the match, "Smart" Mark Sterling gets on the mic and sings Nese's praises as he narrates him through two more "Running Nese" spots.
As they go to leave, they are stopped dead in their tracks as the lights in the building go out. Action Bronson plays over the house speakers and out comes Hook.
Hook storms into the ring but watches as Nese and Sterling exit through the ropes and head to the back, avoiding any confrontation with Hook.
Left alone in the ring with Danhausen, we see Hook finally accept the handshake offer from the purveyor of dark magic. The crowd goes nuts for the handshake and then Hook heads to the back as we head to another commercial break.
MJF, Wardlow Contract Signing For AEW Double Or Nothing
When we return, we see the ring decked out with security and the duo of Mark Sterling and Shawn Spears.
They watch as more security brings Wardlow to the ring in handcuffs for their scheduled contract signing for AEW Double or Nothing.
This transitions into a Dark Side of the Ring docu-series parody, which is narrated by Chris Jericho and features other AEW talents such as Taz, Jake Roberts and others.
We return live and see Wardlow seated and looking confident while the fans chant loudly for their hometown hero, MJF.
The music for MJF plays and he comes out to an enormous pop. He talks with the crowd a bit and then begins listing the stipulations for Wardlow if he wants a match.
He goes on to reveal that he will whip Wardlow with ten lashes and if he gets past that, he will have to face Shawn Spears in a cage match.
If he gets through all of that and MJF beats him, he can never sign an AEW contract. During the segment, MJF also made a tease about himself leaving AEW for WWE in 2024 after mentioning Cody Rhodes by name.
MJF taunts Wardlow as he struggles to sign the contract with his hands still handcuffed together.
He is let out of the cuffs to sign but when MJF demands that security cuff him again, Wardlow ends up snapping and beating down Shawn Spears and Mark Sterling as MJF watches on in horror from the entrance ramp. After this, we head to another commercial break.
Samoa Joe Talks Match Against Joker In Owen Hart Foundation Tournament
We return from the break to a vignette promoting Samoa Joe's match in the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament against the joker.
The trio of Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt and Satnam Singh mocking him. Joe vows to win the tourney and then come to settle things with the aforementioned three.
Jungle Boy vs. Ricky Starks (C)
We then hear the familiar sounds of Jungle Boy's theme song. He makes his way out as Taz joins the commentary section.
Jungle Boy's theme dies down and then the entrance music for the FTW Champion hits as Ricky Starks emerges and heads to the ring.
As the bell sounds to get this one started, we see these two immediately getting after it.
The early offensive lead is established by Starks, however Jungle Boy ends up taking over.
After enjoying some time in the offensive driver's seat, we see Starks eventually fight back into competitive form. He then looks to head to the back to avoid the fight, however he is stopped by Shane "Swerve" Strickland.
The referee gets distracted by this and while dealing with it, misses the opportunity to count to three during a pin attempt by Jungle Boy.
Moments later, Starks capitalizes on the momentary follow-up distraction that Jungle Boy dealt with, by blasting him and scoring the pin fall to retain his FTW title.
Winner and STILL FTW Champion: Ricky Starks
After The Match: Three-Way Stand Off
When the match wraps up, we see a stand off take place as Starks is joined by Team Taz members and Jungle Boy is joined by Luchasaurus and Christian Cage.
Finally, Keith Lee's theme hits and he comes out to give Strickland some back-up. As everyone gets ready to leave, we see Christian Cage give Jungle Boy a hug, with a heel turn feeling but nothing ever happening.
They all leave and we head to another commercial break.
J.A.S. Victory Speech Invaded By Blackpool Combat Club
We return to the theme of Chris Jericho playing. He emerges and leads the rest of the Jericho Appreciation Society to the ring.
They settle in the ring together and the music fades down. We see highlights from the fireball spot involving Jericho and Eddie Kingston and then the commentators remind us of Jericho's recent win over Santana.
Jericho finally begins his "Victory speech" and goes on to taunt Kingston for needing to stay home to make his wife feel safe and good. He says if he fails, tell her to call him.
Before he can say much of anything else, he is interrupted by the theme for Jon Moxley. "Wild Thing" plays and he begins making his custom entrance to the ring.
This leads to the J.A.S. taunting Mox because there's five of them but only one of him. Bryan Danielson and Wheeler Yuta join him and they still brag about the five-to-three advantage.
Finally, Kingston himself, along with Santana & Ortiz, appear behind them. Now it's five to six, and this is immediately felt as all six hit the ring and begin to brawl as the fans chant "You f'd up" at the J.A.S.
Owen Hart Foundation Women's Tournament
Jamie Hayter vs. Toni Storm
After a video package promoting the Serena Deeb vs. Thunder Rosa upcoming AEW Women's Championship match at Double or Nothing wraps up, we head to the ring for our next match of the evening.
Out comes Jamie Hayter, who settles in the ring ready for tonight's lone bout in the women's tourney.
The theme for Toni Storm hits next and out she comes for this one-on-one contest. The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with this one.
After some back-and-forth action, we see Hayter establish the offensive control in this one just as we head to a mid-match commercial.
When we return from the break, we see Hayter still dominating the match, however Storm ultimately shifts the momentum in her favor.
She hits her Storm Zero finisher for the victory soon thereafter. With the win, Storm becomes the first two advance in the tourney.
Winner and ADVANCING in the Owen Hart Foundation Women's Tournament: Toni Storm
Owen Hart Foundation Tournament
Jeff Hardy vs. Darby Allin
The commentators run down the lineup for next week's AEW programming and then we shift gears to the main event of the evening, which will see the fans dream showdown between Jeff Hardy and Darby Allin.
We head to another commercial break and when we return, we hear the familiar sounds of the theme for The Hardy Brothers. Out comes Jeff Hardy ready for this Owen Hart Foundation Tournament showdown.
Hardy settles in the ring and his music dies down. Now Darby Allin's theme hits and out comes the crowd favorite. He settles in the ring as well and this one is about to get underway.
The bell now sounds and we're off-and-running with the headline bout on this week's AEW on TBS program.
We hear the commentators point out that per the wishes of Hardy and Allin, this match has been changed to an "Anything Goes" bout.
With that in mind, Allin charges at Hardy and blasts him with a big shot that knocks him out of the ring as soon as the match gets started.
Allin then builds up a full head of steam and launches himself through the ring ropes, connecting with a tope suicida that pops the crowd big time.
From there, Allin reaches under the ring and pulls out a bunch of steel folding chairs, which he begins unfolding and setting up.
Before he can do anything with them, Hardy recovers and takes him out, dropping him face-first on the steel ring steps.
Hardy takes over from there and continues hitting high spots before stopping and reaching under the ring, where he pulls out a giant over-sized ladder. As he sets the big ladder up, we head to a mid-match commercial break.
When we return from the break we see Darby countering a spot attempted by Hardy. This leaves Hardy laid out on all the chairs set up earlier in the bout.
From there, Allin heads to the top of the over-sized ladder. He lets out a war scream and then hits an absolutely bonkers flip onto Hardy on top of the chairs. We see a ton of replays of this and then the action returns inside the ring.
Once in the ring. Allin looks for his Coffin Drop off the top, however Hardy moves at the last possible second and because Allin overcommitted, he ends up laid out for a while as a result.
Hardy looks to finish off Allin next, laying him on top of a section of the steel ring steps, which were sitting on their side. He heads to the top and looks to connect with his Swanton Bomb finisher, however Allin moves at the last possible second this time, and it is Hardy who crashes and burns as a result.
Allin ends up recovering and laying out Jeff in the ring. He heads to the top again and once more looks to connect with his Coffin Drop finisher.
Hardy refuses to be finished off, however, and immediately takes Allin out and scores the pin fall out of nowhere to advance in the tourney. Jeff Hardy moves on to face Adam Cole on next week's show in the second round of the tourney.
Once the match wraps up, we see some highlights of what the commentators are putting over as an instant classic. They plug Friday's Rampage at a special time of 5:30 and next week's shows before wrapping things up as The Young Bucks and Adam Cole come out and stare down The Hardy Brothers in the ring.
That will do it for this week's Dynamite. Thanks for joining us and make sure to follow Matt Boone on Twitter @MattBoone0709.
Winner and ADVANCING in the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament: Jeff Hardy
#AEWDynamite IN ONE HOUR on TBS!
-#OwenHart Quarterfinals #DarbyAllin v #JeffHardy, #Dax v #AdamCole, #JamieHayter v #ToniStorm
-#FTW Title #RickyStarks v #JungleBoy
-#CMPunk v #JohnSilver
-#Danhausen in-ring debut v #TonyNese
-#MJF+#Wardlow Contract Signing
-#JAS Victory Speech pic.twitter.com/11iBA2fKH3
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) May 11, 2022