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 Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.
On tap for tonight's show is The Varsity Blondes calling out The House of Black, The Blackpool Combat Club vs. The Butcher, The Blade & Angelico, Wardlow vs. MJF’s mystery opponent, Chris Jericho vs. Santana in a Grudge Match, Deonna Purrazzo vs. Mercedes Martinez in ROH Women's title unification match, as well as Jeff Hardy vs. Bobby Fish and Rey Fenix vs. Dante Martin in a qualifying match for the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament.
Featured below are complete AEW Dynamite on TBS results from Wednesday, May 4, 2022. The following report comes live as the show airs from our own Matt Boone (@MattBoone0709).
AEW DYNAMITE ON TBS RESULTS (5/4/2022)
This week's show kicks off with the usual cold open video package and theme song and then we shoot inside the arena in Baltimore, MD. where Jim Ross does his catchphrase to kick off the show.
Adam Cole On Special Guest Commentary
From there, we hear the familiar sounds of the theme song of Adam Cole. He comes out and heads over to the commentary desk where he will provide special guest commentary for our opening contest.
Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Qualifier
Jeff Hardy vs. Bobby Fish
Cole takes a seat and begins some back-and-forth banter with J.R., Tony Schiavone and Excalibur on commentary. Jeff Hardy's theme then hits and he makes his way out for our opening contest.
Bobby Fish's theme hits and he heads to the squared circle for this qualifying match for the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament. Both guys are in the ring and this one is about to get underway.
The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with this one. Hardy and Fish lock-up as the fans chant for "The Charismatic Enigma" in the background.
Fish sends Hardy down to the mat off the lock-up and Hardy bounces right back up as Fish taunts him. The camera pans to ringside to show Kyle O'Reilly in Fish's corner, while Matt Hardy is in his brother's corner on the floor.
The fans break out in a dueling chant for Hardy and Fish as the two engage again. Hardy gets in a little offense before Fish takes back over. As Fish goes to work on Hardy in the corner, we hear Adam Cole on guest commentary talking about Fish's abilities being exceptional both as a tag-team partner and singles competitor.
Fish lands a dragon screw that sends Hardy through the ropes where he crashes into the barricade. Fish follows him out to the floor and gets in the face of Matt Hardy. We head to a mid-match commercial break on that note as the action continues outside the squared circle.
When we return from the commercial break, we see the match still in progress in the ring. Fish is still very much in control of the offense, however soon after coming back we see Hardy fight his way back into competitive form.
Hardy ends up laying out Fish before climbing to the top-rope. He launches himself off the top with a Swanton Bomb that connects. He immediately goes for the cover and scores the pin fall victory.
Winner and ADVANCING to the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament: Jeff Hardy
The Young Bucks & The Hardy Brothers Square Off
Once the match wraps up, the camera pans over to Adam Cole looking disappointed at the commentary desk while Jeff Hardy celebrates his victory with Matt Hardy in the ring.
From there, we see The Young Bucks emerge from backstage. They slowly make their way down to the ring as the commentators put it over as intriguing.
Once they enter the ring, Nick and Matt Jackson square off with Jeff and Matt Hardy. The four men simply stare each other down and then we fade away.
Blackpool Combat Club vs. The Butcher, The Blade & Angelico
After a quick vignette from William Regal talking about the Blackpool Combat Club, we return inside the arena in B-More for our second bout of the evening.
From there, the familiar sounds of Bryan Danielson's theme song plays out of the house speakers as "The American Dragon" makes his way down to the ring for this AEW Trios bout.
Danielson settles into the ring as his music fades out and the theme for Wheeler Yuta hits. Yuta heads to the ring as well and settles inside.
Now we hear "Wild Thing" as Jon Moxley emerges through the crowd, making his custom entrance to the ring while William Regal settles in on guest commentary for this six-person showdown.
As Mox nears the ring, The Butcher and The Blade start the attack before the bell. They work over Moxley and Danielson on the floor as Angelico works over Wheeler Yuta.
The bell finally sounds and we see The Blade and Danielson going at it in the ring, with The Blade getting the better of things due to the sneak attack that goes this match started. He tags in Angelico, who picks up where he left off, taking it to Danielson.
We see Angelico put it on Danielson for a minute or so and then "The American Dragon" shifts the momentum in his favor as he works over Angelico in the corner with "Yes!" kicks as the crowd chants along.
Danielson tags in Yuta from there, while Angelico tags in The Blade. Yuta takes it to The Blade. He then makes the tag to The Butcher, who fares better against Yuta due to a sneak attack from behind by The Blade and Angelico.
After that, The Butcher goes to work on Yuta in the ring, hitting a big suplex, as we head to a mid-match commercial break as the action continues.
When we return from the break, we see the action still in progress in the ring. Yuta fires up for a big comeback and starts manhandling everyone in sight.
Mox takes over from there and handles all three of the Blackpool Combat Club's opponents by himself. He then tags in Danielson, who eventually secures the submission victory for his team.
Winners: Blackpool Combat Club
Christian Cage & Ricky Starks Exchange Words, Matches Made
We shoot backstage where Tony Schiavone is standing by with Christian Cage and the AEW Tag-Team Champions Jurassic Express.
In comes Ricky Starks and Powerhouse Hobbs. Cage mocks Starks' "fake shades" as he takes them off to grill him when proposed with a match consisting of the two with the FTW title on-the-line.
Starks responds by standing up for his shades, claiming they aren't fake, before ultimately accepting the challenge.
Cage-Starks for the FTW title and Jurassic Express against Starks and Hobbs for the tag titles appears to be where things are headed with these five,
After this segment wraps up, we head to another commercial break. On the other side of the break will be Wardlow taking on MJF's mystery opponent.
Shane Strickland & Keith Lee Want Team Taz
When we return from the commercials, we see Tony Schiavone standing by with Shane "Swerve" Strickland and Keith Lee.
Strickland talks about wanting revenge on Team Taz. Lee follows up by making it clear he's got the same goal in mind.
Wardlow vs. W. Morrissey
From there, we see AEW's version of an in-his-prime Bill Goldberg, as security escorts Wardlow from the back to the ring while he is in handcuffs.
Upon reaching the ringside area, we hear a loud "Wardlow! Wardlow!" chant break out while security takes the cuffs off the big man.
MJF's theme hits after that and the fans boo. He comes out with Shawn Spears and hops on the microphone.
He says he'd say it's great to be in Maryland but then he'd be a lying piece of sh*t. He acknowledges Wardlow in the ring and tells him he hopes he's ready for his mystery opponent, who he introduces.
On that note, out comes W. Morrissey. The IMPACT Wrestling star and former WWE Superstar emerges to a big pop. He then heads to the ring as we get ready for this one-on-one showdown.
The bell sounds and we see the two giant behemoths slowly walk closer to each other. They finally lock up and break after Morrissey appears to get the better of things.
They stop and stare each other down again as fans come alive again with loud "Wardlow! Wardlow!" chants. They re-engage and this time Wardlow hoists Morrissey up and runs him into the corner.
He backs off and the fans pop again. Morrissey comes closer to him but instead of locking up, he blasts him with a big boot.
This gets things going a bit, as the pace picks up while Morrissey connects with some follow-up offense. Wardlow fights back and as it looks like the momentum is swinging in his favor, Morrissey hits him with a big shot.
Morrissey takes over from there and ends up knocking Wardlow out of the ring. He acknowledges the fans, who are popping for him a bit.
The Wardlow fans end up taking over and making more noise in his favor, which ends up resulting in some anti-Morrissey chants and some heel reactions from the big IMPACT Wrestling star.
Morrissey bounces Wardlow's head off the ring apron a few times as fans break out in loud "Wardlow! Wardlow!" chants.
As the action resumes back inside the ring, we see Morrissey still firmly in control of the offense. He puts Wardlow on the top-rope facing backwards and begins climbing up after him.
Wardlow ends up knocking Morrissey off. Morrissey takes a hard back-bump way down below and then Wardlow connects with a crazy moonsault off the top -- landing on his feet after taking Morrissey out. He follows that up with his Powerbomb Symphony and scores the pin fall victory.
Wardlow Takes Out Security, Wants His Freedom & His Hands On MJF
After the match wraps up, we see a shot in the back of MJF and Shawn Spears looking annoyed that Wardlow once again beat their chosen opponent.
From there, back in the arena we see security head to the ring to put him back in handcuffs, however he ends up taking them all out.
He clears the ring of all of the security guards. Now we see a ton of additional security emerge from the back. He handles them as well, hitting his Powerbomb Symphony on the final one.
Now he gets on the mic and telling MJF, who is now at the top of the entrance area alongside Shawn Spears, that he told him he wasn't going to stop until he gets his hands on him and gets his release from the contract he has with him.
MJF tells Wardlow that he is going to get his wish, as he proposes a match between the two. He says he's got a couple of stipulations and mentions that he will reveal them in a contract signing in his hometown on next week's show.
Ruby Soho & Toni Storm Have Words With Britt Baker & Jamie Hayter
We shoot backstage where Tony Schiavone is standing by with Toni Storm & Ruby Soho on one side, as well as Britt Baker & Jamie Hayter on the other.
Baker and Hayter mock Soho and Storm for wearing matching pleather black outfits. Storm and Soho hype up a match between the two teams and tells them they aren't going anywhere.
That ends the quick backstage interview segment and then we head back to another commercial break.
"Hangman" Adam Page With A Message For CM Punk
When we return from the commercials, we hear the familiar sounds of the theme song of Hangman Page.
The AEW World Champion heads to the ring and gets on the mic. He makes it clear that he's going to handle CM Punk.
Page points to a fan in the crowd wearing a CM Punk shirt and demands he look in his eyes. He tells him when he beats down Punk, he's gonna be asking for a refund for that shirt.
The champ continues, mentioning that Punk isn't here tonight and says he's actually off filming another TV show. He vows to embarrass Punk.
Jay Lethal Makes Challenge For AEW Rampage
After a vignette hyping up a Japanese legend Ishii coming to AEW, we shoot backstage to Jay Lethal, Satnam Singh and company.
They complain about no one rolling the red carpet out for them before Lethal extends a one-on-one challenge to Ishii for this week's Rampage show.
Santana vs. Chris Jericho
We return inside the arena where Santana makes his way down to the ring for what the commentators hype as a Grudge Match.
He settles into the ring as his theme music dies down. Now we hear the familiar sounds of Chris Jericho's theme.
The fans sing along as he emerges from the back, accompanied by the entire Jericho Appreciation Society group. He's also holding Floyd the baseball bat as he makes his way to the ring.
Santana and Ortiz both decide not to wait for the J.A.S. to make it all the way to the ring, as Santana heads to the floor and takes out Jericho as Ortiz holds off the J.A.S. so they can't get involved.
Santana continues to work over Jericho near the ring, whipping him into the ringside barricade and then taking the steel steps and moving them.
While playing to the crowd after moving the steps, he is attacked from behind by Jericho. Jericho then grabs the camera man's camera and heads over to Santana.
Santana appears on his camera shot and flips him off with the double birds before blasting him with a shot to the gut.
After the bread-basket bolo we see Santana continue his assault on the leader of the J.A.S., bouncing his head off the steel ring steps and then rolling him into the ring.
He follows in the ring after him and now the bell finally sounds to make this one-on-one showdown official. Santana continues to work Jericho over but it isn't long before Jericho recovers.
Jericho then leaps off the middle ropes to connect with a dropkick that sends Santana from the ring apron out to the floor. After that, we head to a mid-match commercial break as the action continues.
When we return from the break, we see some more back-and-forth action and then some distractions and interference leads to Jericho pulling off the win. After the match we hear a quick word from Samoa Joe and then head to another break.
Winner: Chris Jericho
The Gunn Club & The Acclaimed
When we return from the break, we shoot backstage where we see The Gunn Club approaching The Acclaimed.
They talk like hip-hop heads as they are joined by their father, Billy Gunn. They give The Acclaimed some scissors as a present and then we head to the ring.
The Varsity Blonds Call Out The House Of Black
Now we're back inside the arena where we see The Varsity Blonds in the ring. Brian Pillman Jr. gets on the mic and talks about something a man once told him about attacking each day with great enthusiasm.
As he continues to talk, he tells The House of Black he and Griff Garrison are ready for a fight.
Out comes Malakai Black, Brody King and Buddy Matthews. They hit the ring and the fight is on.
Eventually The House of Black gets the better of things and leave Pillman Jr. and Garrison laying.
Julia Hart ends up looking like she's going to turn on Pillman Jr. and Garrison and side with The House of Black until she crumbles to the canvas and holds her head like she was being possessed.
Out comes Death Triangle, and the trio of PAC, Penta El Zero Miedo and Rey Fenix run off The House of Black to end the segment.
Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Qualifier
Rey Fenix vs. Dante Martin
From there, we head to the back for a quick interview segment with Jade Cargill and her Battie Section.
After that we head back into the arena where we see Rey Fenix standing in the ring preparing for our next match of the evening.
Out next is his opponent for what is our second of two scheduled qualifying matches for the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament.
Now we see Dante Martin of Top Flight emerge from the back and head to the ring as his music plays. He enters the ring and it cuts off.
The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with this one. We see some back-and-forth action and then Fenix begins to take over.
Fenix connects with a big dropkick that sends Martin out of the ring and out to the floor. He follows that up with a high spot that connects and then we head to a mid-match commercial break as the action continues.
When we settle back in from the break, we see Fenix hitting a crazy Spanish Fly off the middle ropes. We see immediate replays of that as the fans chant "This is awesome!"
Finally Martin starts to show signs of life as he lands a kick that knocks Fenix off the ropes. He heads to the top and connects with a cross-body splash for a near fall of his own.
We see some more fast-paced offense from Martin, who connects with a couple of additional high spots until Fenix slows him down and hits a crazy Cutter spot for a close pin attempt. Martin ends up keeping this one alive after kicking out at two.
The fans let their voices be heard with a thunderous "Fight forever!" chant. Fenix heads to the top rope but Martin was waiting for him as he was on his way down.
Martin lays out Fenix and heads to the top backwards, but is stopped by a big kick from Fenix that lands. Fenix climbs up after him and now both are on the top rope in the corner.
We see Fenix go for a Spanish Fly off the top-rope this time, however they both land on their feet. Martin slowly turns to Fenix and then connects with a Poison-rana. He looks for his nose dive finisher.
Fenix had it well-scouted, however, and avoids it. He leaps onto Martin, who catches him. Fenix ends up countering into a crazy modified piledriver for the pin fall victory. With the win, Fenix qualifies for the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament.
Winner and ADVANCING to the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament: Rey Fenix
Darby Allin, Sting React To Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Brackets
We shoot to the back where we see Darby Allin and Sting. They react after we see the brackets for the Men's Tournament in the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament.
They both agree his first round match-up against Jeff Hardy is going to be a special night. After that, we head to another commercial break.
Serena Deeb & Thunder Rosa To Meet At Double Or Nothing
We head back inside the arena upon returning from the break and we see Thunder Rosa at the top of the entrance stage.
She tells a story about good and bad people and then is approached by Serena Deeb. The two go back-and-forth on the mic.
After they trade various insults, they get to the point which is that Rosa has the AEW Women's title, and they both want it.
This leads to a match being made between the two at the upcoming AEW Double Or Nothing 2022 pay-per-view later this month.
ROH Women's Championship Unification
Mercedes Martinez vs. Deonna Purrazzo
We head to the ring for our main event of the evening, which is for the Undisputed ROH Women's Championship.
Out comes Deonna Purrazzo, the ROH Women's Champion, as well as Mercedes Martinez, the Interim ROH Women's Champion.
With both in the ring, the bell sounds and it's time to get this one underway. The two get close like they're going to respect the ROH "honor code" but ultimately they do not.
The two begin to engage and we hear Excalibur inform us on commentary that TBS officials have confirmed that this one will go as long as it takes, even if they go past the 10pm end-time.
As it looks like Martinez is going to establish the early offensive lead, we see Purrazzo take over just before heading to a mid-match commercial break.
When we return from the break, we see these two still going at it, with neither getting the dominant edge over the other. This continues for a while and then Purrazzo starts to take over.
Purrazzo connects with a big kick and standing moonsault and goes for the cover, but only gets two. She then goes for another move but Martinez counters and flattens her with a big kick while she was seated on the mat.
She hooks the arm and connects with a suplex and then goes for the cover, but Purrazzo kicks out at two. Martinez then flips over for another pin attempt but again "The Virtuosa" hangs on.
Purrazzo heads to the top-rope after this, but is stopped by Martinez, who grabs her and brings her down the hard way. She flips her over once she is laid out on the mat and then locks her in a modified surfboard.
The referee gets in close to look for the tap. Purrazzo hangs on but eventually taps out. We have ourselves a new undisputed ROH Women's Champion. Martinez celebrates her win by hoisting up the ROH Women's Championship belts as this week's show goes off the air.
That's how this week's show wraps up, thanks for joining us! Make sure to follow Rajah.com's own Matt Boone on Twitter @MattBoone0709.
Winner and NEW ROH Women's Champion: Mercedes Martinez