It's Wednesday night, and you know what that means ...
All Elite Wrestling returns with the latest installment of AEW Dynamite, which emanates this week from the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
On tap for tonight's show, which is the "go-home" episode for this Sunday's AEW & NJPW: The Forbidden Door pay-per-view, is another stacked lineup.
Advertised for the show is Malakai Black vs. Penta Oscuro in a qualifying match for the AEW All Atlantic Championship Tournament, "Hangman" Page vs. Silas Young, Toni Storm vs. Marina Shafir, Will Ospreay & Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis) vs. Orange Cassidy & Roppongi Vice (Trent Beretta & Rocky Romero), Bryan Danielson addressing his status for The Forbidden Door and Blood & Guts, as well as Jon Moxley & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Chris Jericho & Lance Archer.
Featured below are complete AEW Dynamite results from Wednesday, June 22, 2022. The following report was written by Rajah.com reporter Matt Boone (@MattBoone0709) as the show aired live on TBS.
AEW DYNAMITE RESULTS (6/22/2022)
This week's show kicks off with the usual theme song and video opening package and then we shoot live inside the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena in Milwaukee, WI. where Jim Ross does his "It's Wednesday night, and you know what that means ..." catchphrase to formally welcome us to the "go-home show" for this Sunday's AEW & NJPW: The Forbidden Door pay-per-view.
"Good Ole' J.R." introduces his fellow commentators -- Tony Schiavone and Excalibur -- and the trio set the stage for our opening contest.
Bryan Danielson Addresses Status For The Forbidden Door, Blood & Guts
On that note, we head down to the squared circle where it's time for our first segment of a stacked episode of AEW Dynamite on TBS.
Bryan Danielson's theme song hits and the crowd pops as "The American Dragon" heads down to the ring.
The Blackpool Combat Club member goes on to announce his status for Sunday's AEW & NJPW: The Forbidden Door pay-per-view, as well as next week's Blood & Guts special edition of Dynamite.
Danielson reveals that he will not be working matches at either show, but does hype his future return. He mentions that he was excited for both shows, and brings up Chris Jericho paying the best technical wrestler in the world, Zack Sabre Jr., to be his opponent at Sunday's PPV.
He says he was excited to prove Jericho and anyone else wrong and prove that he is, in fact, still the best in-ring technician in the game.
"The American Dragon" brings up Eddie Kingston's comments about him being a judgemental prick. He says "The Mad King" is right -- because he's got high standards. With that in mind, he claims to have found the one person he trusts to take his place and face Zack Sabre Jr. at The Forbidden Door and next week's Blood & Guts edition of Dynamite.
Although everyone is on pins and needles to find out who that person is, Danielson reminds us that he came out of the bad guy tunnel and won't be revealing who it is.
Who Will Zack Sabre Jr. Face At The Forbidden Door?
As he wraps up the segment, Zack Sabre Jr.'s theme song hits and out he comes. Danielson notices Sabre Jr. and smirks at him from the ring.
Sabre Jr. stops at the top of the entrance ramp and paces back-and-forth as the commentators question who Danielson's replacement is for Sabre Jr. and who he will face at The Forbidden Door this Sunday night on pay-per-view.
Jon Moxley Talks The Forbidden Door, Blood & Guts
We shoot backstage where another Blackpool Combat Club, Jon Moxley, is shown standing in his locker room.
Mox talks about hating the kind of person that Chris Jericho is and says he is looking forward to seeing how much someone like that is willing to suffer and endure next week when he is in the Blood & Guts cage with him.
He then moves his attention to this Sunday's pay-per-view, noting that as much as he might respect Hiroshi Tanahashi, he wants it to be clear that all respect goes out the window when the two are in the ring at The Forbidden Door.
AEW Trios Match
Will Ospreay & Aussie Open vs. Orange Cassidy & Roppongi Vice
It's now time for our first match of the evening here on Dynamite. With that said, Will Ospreay and the duo of Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis) make their way to the ring.
After they settle into the squared circle, their music dies down and then the familiar sounds of the theme for The Best Friends hits to bring out "Freshly Squeezed" Orange Cassidy and his tag-team partners -- Roppongi Vice (Trent Beretta & Rocky Romero).
AEW Trios action kicks things off inside the ring here on The Forbidden Door "go-home" edition of Dynamite. After some initial back-and-forth action, we head to a mid-match commercial break.
When we return from the break, we see the action pick up and all six men end up brawling inside and outside of the ring. The babyface trio starts to shift the offensive momentum in their favor. There are DDTs happening all over the place and when all is said-and-done, we see Cassidy connect with the Orange Punch on Fletcher to score the pin fall victory to give his team the victory.
Winners: Orange Cassidy & Roppongi Vice
After The Match: FTR Makes Save To Prevent Attack
Once the match wraps up, we see Orange Cassidy and Roppongi Vice celebrating their win as the commentators hype up the Orange Cassidy vs. Will Ospreay match at The Forbidden Door this Sunday night in Chicago, Illinois.
When it looks like the United Empire trio of Ospreay, Fletcher and Davis are going to attack Cassidy, Beretta and Romero, we hear the familiar sounds of the theme for FTR.
Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler make their way out to a nice pop and head to the ring, joining the aforementioned babyface trio to keep the NJPW trio from a post-match attack.
Jay Lethal, Satnam Singh & Sonjay Dutt With Two Options For Samoa Joe
After this, we head backstage for a quick promo segment featuring Jay Lethal, Satnam Singh and Sonjay Dutt.
The trio talk about Samoa Joe and give the ROH Television Champion two options -- come back to work and defend the title against Lethal or vacate it.
The clock is ticking. That wraps up the quick backstage promo segment and then we head to another commercial break.
Christian Cage Explains Turning On Jurassic Express Last Week
We return from the break and the theme music for Christian Cage hits. Out comes "Captain Charisma" to address his actions on last week's show.
Cage settles in the ring and his music dies down. It's time for the promised explanation from Cage regarding his savage attack of Jurassic Express -- Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus -- after they lost the AEW World Tag-Team Championships to The Young Bucks in the ladder match.
He first demands everyone in the building in Milwaukee quiet down, noting he can wait in the ring all night if that's what it takes.
Finally, he begins speaking and explains how he did some research on Jungle Boy and was disgusted at what he found out. The fans break out in a loud "Shut the f*ck up!" chant that quiets Christian down.
He goes on to tell Tony Schiavone that he'll rip his stupid earring out of his head if he interrupts him one more time. He then says he simply rode Jurassic Express' coattails as far as they could take him for an easy pay check.
Christian goes on to direct a message, in cryptic fashion without saying any names, to Maxwell Jacob Friedman.
He brings up how he has been complaining about his paycheck as of late and noted that if he wants to make some money, he should try having a match that fans are still talking about more than a week after it happens. He tells him to try and have a match that wrestling company's name pay-per-views after.
He switches his attention back to Jurassic Express, mentioning how the first time he didn't give the duo some veteran advice before a match last week, they went on to lose their titles.
Schiavone shows footage of Cage trash-talking the mother of Jungle Boy. When we return, he makes a comment about how she appears to be sweet on ole' "Captain Charisma." He then says he'd mention something about his father, Luke Perry, but his dad is dead.
He goes to continue talking and then the theme for Jurassic Express plays and out comes a pissed off Luchasaurus. He heads in the ring, B-lines towards Cage and grabs him by the throat.
Luchasaurus chokes the hell out of the wrestling legend. He tries threatening him by saying, "look what happened to Marko [Stunt]." This doesn't work so he starts saying, "please let go -- you're hurting me."
He asks him to let him go, mentioning that he's always viewed Luchasaurus as a son to him. Luchasaurus does let him go and Christian then hugs him.
He says they need to talk, but they need to do so in private -- not in front of all these people. The two leave the ring and head to the back together. Really, really -- really good heel promo work from Christian Cage here.
The Young Bucks & Kyle O'Reilly Address The Forbidden Door
We shoot backstage to a Cutler Cam segment, with Brandon Cutler behind the camera and the trio of Kyle O'Reilly and The Young Bucks on the other side.
Nick and Matt Jackson, the new AEW World Tag-Team Champions talk about winning the titles for a second time, the first team in the history of the promotion to do so.
The duo, along with Kyle O'Reilly then address the footage that aired after the Christian Cage segment before we shot backstage for this promo -- which was Sting's return at AEW Rampage this past Friday night.
O'Reilly mentions that he and The Young Bucks will be at The Forbidden Door and they will be reuniting The Bullet Club for one night only to take on Darby Allin and Sting's team.
AEW All Atlantic Championship Qualifying Match
Malakai Black vs. Penta Oscuro
We head back inside the arena in Milwaukee where the lights in the building go out. We hear some screaming and when the lights come back on, Malakai Black's theme hits.
The House of Black leader begins making his way down to the ring for his scheduled one-on-one showdown against Penta Oscuro in the latest qualifying match for the AEW All Atlantic Championship Tournament.
Out next is the Death Triangle member and one-half of The Lucha Bros tag-team. The masked star makes his way to the ring to a nice ovation from the fans in Wisconsin.
The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with this AEW All Atlantic Championship Tournament qualifier. We see some back-and-forth action coming out of the gate and then Penta starts to pull into the offensive lead. He goes for his trademark Fear Factor spot on the hard part of the ring apron outside of the ring ropes.
He doesn't get it, however, he remains in firm control of the offense in the match as he blasts Black with strikes and then sits him on the top-rope. Malakai ends up knocking Penta down as he was trying to climb up to join him on the top-rope for a high spot attempt.
He leaps off the top looking for a double foot stomp, but Penta avoids it. He does land a flying knee on Penta after coming off the ropes. He then lands the double foot stomp and goes for the cover. Penta kicks out at two.
Things build up to a crazy high spot off the top-rope, which sees Penta connect with his Fear Factor into an avalanche on Black. He roughed himself up in the process, so he isn't able to capitalize with an immediate pin fall attempt.
The fans chant "Holy sh*t" as he finally does make it over to cover the House of Black leader. Black gets his foot on the ropes after a two-count to keep this match alive.
The fans chant "This is awesome!" as Penta looks for a Made in Japan spot. Black avoids it and ends up finishing off Penta moments later for the victory.
Winner and ADVANCING to AEW All Atlantic Championship match at The Forbidden Door: Malakai Black
After The Match: Miro With A Message For PAC & Malakai Black Ahead Of The Forbidden Door
With the win, he moves on to take on another Death Triangle member -- "The Bastard" PAC. Speaking of PAC, he heads out to the ring.
Before anything can happen, we hear Miro talking from backstage. "The Redeemer" appears on the big screen and goes on to deliver a message to PAC and Malakai Black regarding the big event coming up this weekend.
It will be Miro, PAC, Tomohiro Ishii and Malakai Black colliding in a four-way showdown to determine the inaugural AEW All Atlantic Champion at this Sunday's AEW & NJPW: The Forbidden Door pay-per-view.
After this post-match segment wraps up, we head to another commercial break.
"Hangman" Adam Page vs. Silas Young
When we return from the commercials, we see a quick backstage promo from Wardlow, who addresses his mission to capture the TNT Championship from Scorpio Sky.
Now we head back to the ring for our next match here on The Forbidden Door "go-home" edition of Dynamite.
The theme for Adam Cole (...BAY-BAY!) hits and out comes the winner of the first-ever Owen Hart Foundation Tournament to take his spot on special guest commentary for our next bout.
As he settles in next to J.R., Schiavone and Excalibur, we hear the familiar sounds of the entrance music of former AEW World Champion "Hangman" Adam Page.
The purveyor of "Cowboy sh*t" makes his way out to the ring for his advertised one-on-one showdown against Silas Young. Young makes his way out as well and now the bell sounds to get this one off-and-running.
After some back-and-forth action we see Young start to take over and nearly finish off Page a few times. Page ultimately hangs in there, however, and now he fires up and starts to take over.
Page eventually connects with a Buckshot Lariat and scores the pin fall victory over Silas. The commentators put over Young for an impressive debut match in a losing effort.
Winner: "Hangman" Adam Page
Kazuchika Okada Arrives, Takes Out Jay White
Adam Cole leaves his spot on special guest commentary to cut a promo as Page is still in the ring. He asks who is ready for "Story Time with Adam Cole (..BAY-BAY!).
Just like last week, Cole makes his case for a title match against IWGP Heavyweight Champion at The Forbidden Door, however out comes "Switchblade" Jay White and the reigning IWGP champ makes it clear that Cole still isn't getting the shot.
White goes on to address "Hangman" in the ring. He heads to the ring as he continues to talk. Once he gets in the ring, we see that Page has heard enough and he starts drilling White with big shots.
As the brawl continues with all three of these guys, out of nowhere we see Kazuchika Okada make his way out. Okada heads to the ring to a huge pop from the Milwaukee fans.
He nearly hits his finisher on Jay White, however the IWGP Heavyweight Champion breaks free and exits the ring. He heads to the back as Okada stares him down from inside the ring.
The commentators talk about how this situation has just gotten that much more interesting with the introduction of Okada to the mix.
Jade Cargill On Hunt For New Member To Join "The Baddies"
We shoot to a quick backstage interview segment with Jade Cargill and "The Baddies." During the segment we learn that there is an opening in "The Baddies" due to Red Velvet being on the sidelines.
They announce that they will be going on a search to find the next member of "The Baddies." We then head to another commercial break.
Athena & Kris Statlander React To Jade Cargill's Comments
When we return from the break, we see Tony Schiavone standing by with Athena and Kris Statlander. The two mock the comments made by Jade Cargill prior to the break.
They point out how Statlander slapped Stokely Hathaway in the back of the head last week. They tell Cargill to cut the sh*t and then wrap up the quick interview segment.
Toni Storm vs. Marina Shafir
It's time for one-on-one action in the AEW women's division now, as Marina Shafir's theme hits and the recent TBS Women's Championship challenger heads to the ring.
The women's MMA veteran settles inside the squared circle and her music dies down. Now the theme for Toni Storm hits and out she comes.
The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with this one. The commentators sing the praises of Shafir early on, bringing up her decorated background in mixed-martial-arts fighting and how Nyla Rose in her corner only makes her that much more of a force to be reckoned with.
Storm starts to take over but is eventually put back on the defensive as Shafir begins dominating once again. We head to a mid-match commercial break on that note as the action in the ring continues.
When we return from the break, we see Shafir still handling Storm with relative ease. The action spills out to the ringside area on the floor. Storm ends up hitting a DDT on Shafir on the floor.
Storm shifts the momentum into her favor with the DDT on the floor. As the match returns inside the ring, we see Storm capitalize on the change in momentum. She ends up rolling up Shafir out of nowhere and scoring the pin fall victory.
Winner: Toni Storm
After The Match: Marina Shafir & Nyla Rose Attack Toni Storm, Thunder Rosa Makes Save
Once the match wraps up, we see Nyla Rose hit the ring and join Marina Shafir in a post-match attack of Toni Storm.
The two beat down Storm for a moment or so until Thunder Rosa sprints to the ring from the back.
We see the AEW Women's Champion and Storm fight off Rose and Shafir, sending them packing and heading to the back to end the post-match segment.
Darby Allin & Sting Talk The Forbidden Door
We shoot backstage where we see Darby Allin and Sting standing together. They bring up the comments from The Young Bucks and Kyle O'Reilly earlier in the show.
Darby mentions that he and "The Icon" will be prepared this Sunday at The Forbidden Door. They mention some friends from NJPW that they will be teaming up with for a showdown against the reunited Bullet Club.
Rey Fenix Addresses Andrade El Idolo Ahead Of AEW Rampage Showdown
The commentators run down scheduled action for this Friday night's edition of AEW Rampage -- the final "go-home show" before this Sunday night's AEW & NJPW: The Forbidden Door pay-per-view. One of the matches announced is Andrade El Idolo vs. Rey Fenix.
With that said, we shoot to a message from Rey Fenix and Alex Abrahantes about the match. Pretty basic stuff done just to promote the featured bout on Friday night's one-hour television program on TNT.
We return inside the arena and Excalibur continues running down some match announcements, including a bout for "The Buy-In" pre-show for The Forbidden Door PPV, as well as new matches for the special event itself.
Chris Jericho & Lance Archer vs. Jon Moxley & Hiroshi Tanahashi
It's now main event time here on The Forbidden Door "go-home" edition of AEW Dynamite. With that said, the familiar sounds of "Judas in my Mind" by Fozzy plays as Chris Jericho makes his way out accompanied by other members of the Jericho Appreciation Society (J.A.S.).
The fireball-throwing wizard heads to the ring with "Floyd the baseball bat" in-hand as we get ready for tonight's tag-team main event.
Out next is his tag-team partner, Lance Archer. "The Murderhawk Monster" makes his way to the ring and settles in alongside the sports entertainer extraordinare.
From there, their opponents -- Jon Moxley and the "Ace" of NJPW, Hiroshi Tanahashi, make their way out and head to the ring.
The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with this featured tag-team main event here on the final edition of Dynamite before Sunday's PPV.
Early on we see Archer like a bat out of hell, but it isn't long before Moxley and Tanahashi tame him and take over.
Jericho ends up getting in a cheap shot and now he and "The Murderhawk Monster" start to take over once again. As they do, we head to a mid-match commercial break as the match continues.
When we return from the break, we see the match wrap up, with Mox and "Ace" scoring the victory.
Winners: Jon Moxley & Hiroshi Tanahashi
After The Match: All Hell Breaks Loose, Moxley-Tanahashi Staredown For The Ages
After the bout, they stare at each other in face-to-face fashion. Neither breaks their stare.
As they continue grilling each other in near nose-to-nose fashion, we see all hell break loose around them.
A ton of people, including Minoru Suzuki, emerge from the back and start brawling all over the place.
Tanahashi and Moxley ignore their surroundings, refusing to break eye-contact with each other.
They stare through each other as the wild action all around them -- both in the ring and at ringside -- continues.
The commentators hype some of the matches scheduled for Sunday's PPV as match graphics for AEW Rampage on Friday flash in the bottom corner of the screen.
That's how this week's show wraps up and goes off the air. Thanks for joining us!
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