Dynamite Results (6/22)
Orange Cassidy & Roppongi Vice def. Will Ospreay & Aussie Open
Malakai Black def. Pentagon Jr to qualify for the 4-Way at Forbidden Door for the Mid-Atlantic Championship
Hangman Page def. Silas Young
Toni Storm def. Thunder Rosa
Jon Moxley & Hiroshi Tanahashi def. Lance Archer & Chris Jericho
Here are the takeaways from this week’s show:
Bryan Danielson Will Miss Forbidden Door and Blood & Guts
Bryan Danielson kicked off this week’s episode of Dynamite with another unfortunate announcement for the promotion. Danielson said he’s got some good news and some bad news. He announced that he is not cleared to compete at Forbidden Door or at Blood & Guts. Danielson started ranting about all the injuries he’s overcome in the past and vowed to return to action soon. Zach Sabre Jr. showed up and stared at Danielson from the entrance ramp. The two were rumored to battle at Forbidden Door. Danielson added that his replacement will be amazing but did not reveal who it was. Bryan had some fun with fans on social media following his promo.
Orange Cassidy & Roppongi Vice Picked Up A Win
Orange Cassidy & Roppongi Vice (Trent Beretta & Rocky Romero battled Will Ospreay & Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis) in a Trios match in the first match of the night. Cassidy and Roppongi Vice controlled the action early and posed in the ring. Rocky and Orange went for a couple of Suicide Dives but they both got caught. Ospreay and Davis Powerbombed them on the ring apron as Dynamite went to a commercial break.
When SmackDown returned, Cassidy hit his lazy kicks on Aussie Open in the ring. He followed it up with a Hurricanrana that sent Fletcher and Davis flying to the mat. Cassidy stared at Ospreay as a “freshly squeezed!” chant broke out. Roppongi Vice got back in the action and the three leveled Ospreay and Aussie Open with some dives outside the ring.
Back in the ring, Rocky Romero hit Ospreay with a Dropkick and Cassidy followed it up with a terrible Elbow Drop for a near fall. Cassidy went for the Orange Punch but Ospreay blocked it. Will responded with an Enziguri but Cassidy shrugged it off and hit the Stundog Millionaire.
Mark Davis and Rocky Romerto tagged in and traded strikes in the middle of the ring. Fletcher tagged in and continued to beat Romero down in the corner. Kyle connected with a Spinebuster and went for the cover but Rocky powered out at two. The action broke down and Roppongi Vice emerged from the brawl. Trent tagged in and but Ospreay caught him with a kick to the face.
Davis hit Trent with a Piledriver but Cassidy broke up the cover. Cassidy dodged a Moonsault and Ospreay turned around into a Crossbody. Trent hit a DDT on Davis and tagged Orange in. Cassidy hit Davis with the Orange Punch for the pinfall victory. Jeff Cobb & Great-o-Khan joined the party but ROH Tag Team Champions FTR made the save. FTR, Cobb & Khan, and Roppongi Vice will battle in a winner’s take all match at Forbidden Door.
Christian Cage Mocked Jungle Boy
Tony Schiavone interviewed Christian Cage on this week’s episode of Dynamite. Christian attacked Jungle Boy on last week’s show. He claimed that he wanted to align himself with Jurassic Express so that he could make a ton of money and doesn’t care about the younger talent.
Christian said that he never wanted to be a father figure to Jungle Boy. Cage noted that Jungle Boy’s dad (Luke Perry) is dead and that is probably a good thing because he didn’t live to see him become an embarrassment. He joked about Jungle Boy’s injury and congratulated him on “retiring” at the age of 25.
Jungle Boy’s theme hit but Luchasaurus rushed the ring. Luchasaurus grabbed Christian by the throat but Cage begged him to stop. Cage added that Luchasaurus is like a son to him and whispered something into his ear to end the segment.
Malakai Black Qualified For The Mid-Atlantic Title Match
Pentagon Jr. squared off against Malakai Black in a qualifying match for the 4-Way to crown the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Champion this Sunday at Forbidden Door. Penta connected with a Backstabber and went for the cover but Malakai kicked out at two.
When Dynamite returned, Penta and Malakai were battling on the ring apron. Malakai got back into the ring and Penta caught him with a Cutter for a near fall. Malaki battled back with a Moonsault off the middle rope and then a Double Stomp off the top for a near fall.
Penta hit a Piledriver off the middle turnbuckle but took an eternity to go for the cover and Malakai got his boot on the bottom rope. Malakai then hit Black Mass for the pinfall victory. After the match, PAC rushed the ring and Miro cut a brief promo vowing to win the Mid-Atlantic Championship.
Kazuchika Okada Appeared On Dynamite, 4-Way Announced For Forbidden Door
Adam Cole joined commentary for the match between Silas Young and Hangman Adam Page.
Silas applied a headlock but Page quickly escaped. Page booted Young in the face and launched him out of the ring. Hangman went for a Crossbody but Silas dodged it. Hangman connected with a Clothesline and made his way to the top turnbuckle. The former AEW Champion connected with a Moonsault as Dynamite went to a commercial break.
When Dynamite returned, Silas was in control but Hangman battled back with a Clothesline. Page then followed it up with a Belly to Back Suplex and the Buckshot Lariat for the pinfall victory. Adam Cole went to cut a promo but IWGP Champion Jay White interrupted on the entrance ramp. Jay said that he is responsible for making Forbidden Door as big as possible, but his opponent can’t be Adam Cole at Forbidden Door.
Jay noted that Adam Cole lost to Hangman Page twice and walked right by him. White entered the ring and told Hangman he won’t be facing him either. Hangman knocked the microphone out of Jay’s hands but Cole tripped him up. Adam Cole then waited for Jay to turn around and made it seem like he would hit him with the title. Cole asked Jay White to hit him with the title before Okada’s theme hit. Okada made his way to the ring and brawled with Cole & White. Hangman Page got back up and beat Cole down in the corner. Okada unloaded some strikes on Jay White before having a stare down with Hangman. Jay and Cole escaped out of the ring to end the segment.
Toni Storm def. Marina Shafir
Toni Storm battled Marina Shafir tonight on Dynamite. Nyla Rose accompanied Marina Shafir to the ring. Storm will face Thunder Rosa for the AEW Women’s Championship at Forbidden Door. Toni controlled the action early and caught Shafir with a Dropkick to the face. Marina battled back with a lariat and then a knee to the face. Marina distracted the referee and Nyla hit Toni with a Senton as Dynamite went to a commercial break.
When Dynamite returned, Storm battled back and connected with a German Suplex. Toni fired up the crowd and hit Shafir with a Hip Attack in the corner of the ring. Shafir went for a Gutwrench Suplex but Toni countered into a roll-up for the pinfall victory. After the match, Nyla Rose attacked after the match but AEW Women’s Champion Thunder Rosa made the save.
Jon Moxley & Hiroshi Tanahashi Picked Up A Win Ahead Of Their Interim Title Match At Forbidden Door
Chris Jericho & Lance Archer battled Jon Moxley and Hiroshi Tanahashi in tonight’s main event. Moxley and Tanahashi will face each other at Forbidden Door this Sunday to crown the Interim AEW Champion. Sammy Guevara and Tay Conti accompanied Jericho to the ring.
Moxley flipped Sammy and Tay off before entering the ring with Tanahashi. The match started out in a brawl with Jericho & Moxley exiting the ring. Jon unloaded a ton of punches as Archer and Tanahashi traded strikes. Hiroshi connected with a Dropkick and then went for a Clothesline but Archer was ready. Lance sent Tanahashi to the mat with a Chokeslam and tagged in Jericho.
Chris hit Tanahashi with a few chops to the chest and beat him down in the corner of the ring. Hiroshi battled back and hit some strikes of his own. Tanahashi awkwardly perched Jericho up on the middle turnbuckle and delivered a forearm strike to the back of his head. Jon Moxley tagged himself in and got Chris in a Headlock in the middle of the ring.
Moxley transitioned into a bunch of elbow strikes and then savagely bit Jericho on the top of his head. Moxley followed it up with a Clothesline to the outside and followed Jericho out there. Jon bounced Jericho’s face off the ring apron and slammed him into the barricade. Sammy Guevara tripped Jon up while the referee was distracted and Jericho capitalized with a Dropkick.
Lance Archer tagged in and traded punches with Moxley. Archer got the better of the exchange and sent Moxley to the canvas with a shoulder tackle as Dynamite went to the final commercial break of the night.
When Dynamite returned, Tanahashi rolled up Jericho for a near fall. Chris responded with a Codebreaker and went for the cover but Moxley broke it up at two. Jon leveled Archer with a dive through the ropes as Jericho & Tanahashi traded punches. Hiroshi ducked under the Judas Effect and connected with a slam. Tanahashi went for a Crossbody but Chris rolled through into the Walls of Jericho in the middle of the ring.
Moxley got into the ring and broke it up with a Cutter on Jericho. Tanahashi hit Archer with a Slingblade and everyone was down. Moxley and Archer tagged in and traded strikes. Archer went for a Powerslam but Moxley countered into the Paradigm Shift. Tanahashi tagged in and hit the High Fly Flow for the pinfall victory. Moxley and Tanahashi will compete for the Interim AEW Championship at Forbidden Door. Eddie Kingston and Wheeler Yuta rushed the ring to end the show in a brawl. Minoru Suzuki made his way down the ramp and traded punches with Wheeler Yuta traded punches. Suzuki bashed Yuta with a chair as Daddy Magic & Cool Hand Ange joined the brawl. Moxley and Tanahashi got back into the ring to trash talk some more as the show ended in chaos surrounding them.