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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (May 25, 2022): Double or Nothing Third Anniversary

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Here’s a place to check results and comment along with a new episode of AEW Dynamite, airing tonight at 8 pm ET on TBS.

Check out our Wednesday morning preview post to get caught up on what led up to, and what we’re looking forward to on, tonight’s show.

This week’s show comes our way from the Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas. It’s the last Dynamite before the third Double or Nothing, and that’s why they’re calling this one their third anniversary in Vegas. It will feature a face-off before World champ Hangman Page and his challenger at Sunday’s PPV, CM Punk, and the two Owen Hart Cup semi-finals as Kyle O’Reilly & Samoa Joe battle for the right to face Adam Cole at DoN, and Toni Storm & Dr. Britt Baker try to grab the first spot in the women’s finals. Wardlow will try to secure his shot at MJF by beating Shawn Spears in a steel cage, while FTR defend the Ring of Honor Tag titles against Roppongi Vice. Plus, Ricky Starks vs. Jungle Boy vs. Swerve Strickland, a word from Women’s champ Thunder Rosa.... and more!

Come right back here at 8 pm ET when the Dynamite live blog kicks off once the show starts on TBS. It will be below this line here.

Enjoy the show!


What is this that I feel and what is this that I fear? In these arms that whored out amongst the worms that mate in these fields, oh, from pressure to pain I wish to stay awake in the measure I test with your love for me. So shout against these walls with hope that one will break free. So read on while I liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with the intro video.

Shawn Spears vs. Wardlow (Steel Cage Match)

MJF, as special guest referee, makes a big deal out of not having the key to Wardlow’s handcuffs and Spears puts boots to him as we call for the bell! Max backs him off and puts boots to him instead, they double team him, trapping him against the steel and pushing him into it!

The heels pose together, Mr. Mayhem with a back body drop to take Shawn out and Friedman offers him a free shot but Wardlow knows if he hits him he’ll lose out on his match... SO HE BREAKS THE CUFFS! Taking it to Shawn with strikes, off the top with a senton atomico but MJF won’t count the pin!

Wardlow takes his hair down, Max jaws at him, he decides to go for the powerbomb but Friedman kicks him low! C4 and a fast count... MR. MAYHEM STILL KICKS OUT! MJF holds him in place, Spears goes for the chairshot... BUT WARDLOW DUCKS AND HE WAFFLES MAX RIGHT IN THE FACE WITH IT!

Mr. Mayhem rises up behind the Chairman and starts conducting those powerbombs! Bryce Remsburg runs in to replace our fallen official, Wardlow draws Spears up one last time and plants him on the chair...

Wardlow wins by pinfall with the Powerbomb Symphony, earning his match against Maxwell Jacob Friedman at Double or Nothing.

He goes to powerbomb MJF after but security swarms the ring and the slime gets away! Wardlow powerbombs a guy into the cage and climbs up the wall! He perches on top and points at MJF!

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, the Jericho Appreciation Society are walking backstage when the run into a crew member wearing a Jon Moxley t-shirt.

They harass him and Chris Jericho blows a fireball in the guy’s face!

Tony Schiavone is in the ring to host a face-to-face between CM Punk and “Hangman” Adam Page.

Both men make their entrances.

Tony leads off by talking about the finisher borrowing and back and forth talk, and goes to Punk first.

CM says it’s safe to say that the biggest moment of his career happened right here in Las Vegas, and he’s grateful to be in the position he’s in and he loves all of us and plans on walking out of Double or Nothing as champion.

Asked about Punk’s confidence, Page says he said exactly what he was gonna do and there’s nothing that CM can do to take the title from him. Punk says he’s not sure why Hangman is taking this personally, possibly the toughest son of a bitch on the roster and he’s the champ for a reason.

There’s a locker room full of people like him waiting for a shot, and this is just business for him. Page says he hasn’t been waiting for this moment for weeks, but rather for months, and he was ready to sit on top of that ramp and light a pipe bomb and roll it down and watch it blow up in his face.

How good it would feel, and how would it come full circle for him, but now they’re here in this moment and he realizes he can’t do it. And not because he’s afraid, that’s for damn sure, but the more he thinks about what he wants to say, he thinks about what Punk would do.

And he’s not thinking about his pettiness or cowardice, he just thinks it’s not the right thing to do, and instead he’s gonna lay out how he feels. He doesn’t hate Punk, but he does pity him and he has no respect for what he’s done since getting here. He thinks he wants the title, but he doesn’t get it, it’s not about what happens in the ring, it’s about what happens after the red light turns off.

The small quiet moments in the ring, Punk talks a big game but Page loves this place and cares about it and this is his home. On Sunday he won’t be defending the title against CM, he’ll be defending AEW *from* Punk. Page hands the mic back and CM says he still doesn’t get why he’s taking this so personally and he’s a little confused.

He’s talking in circles like it’s this big riddle, but if he’s so upset he’s here he has to do something about it on Sunday. And win lose or fall, remember that those roads Page traveled to get here? Punk paved those roads and chopped the trees down that made the lumber that makes this house.

AEW happened because he gave the blueprint, and Hangman will shake his hand on Sunday and as a matter of fact, he’ll shake it right now. All that misplaced anger? You’re not mad at Punk, you’re mad at yourself. Hangman refuses the handshake, Punk shoves him and Adam decks him!

We get a video package for Jade Cargill’s defense of the TBS Championship against Anna Jay on Sunday.

William Regal is already at commentary and Chris Jericho makes his entrance to join him.

Chris gets on the mic briefly to cut his music and taunt the crowd.

Eddie Kingston & Jon Moxley vs. Private Party (Isiah Kassidy & Marq Quen)

Kingston attacks Kassidy on the ramp and leaves him laying while Moxley gets started with Quen, trapping him in the corner and working him over. Arm wringer, hammerlock, reverse chinlock, tag to Eddie and body blows in that corner. Kingston with a vicious release powerbomb, butterfly suplex, tag to Mox.

Chaining lariats together, Marq slips out and makes the tag! Kassidy with an enzuigiri, stereo dropkicks, Poetry in Motion, match breaks down and Moxley hits Crash Landing to send us to break!

Back from commercial, Kassidy fights loose, enzuigiri, tag to Quen, diving crossbody, off the ropes, pop-up dropkick sends Mox to the floor and he follows with a tope con giro! Back inside, shove into the corner, Isiah with a springboard Stunner off the second! Marq up top, picture perfect shooting star press... NOPE!

Big lariat, Kingston runs in, Backfist to the Future, Stretch Plum, Jon raining elbows down, underhooks...

Eddie Kingston & Jon Moxley win by pinfall with Paradigm Shift from Moxley on Isiah Kassidy.

Post-match, the Jericho Appreciation Society rush the ring and beat Mox and Kingston down, but Bryan Danielson, Ortiz, and Santana make the save! Referees swarm to break it up and Jericho and Danielson brawl in the ring!

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial we get a Owen Hart Foundation Tournament video package hyping up some of our remaining matches.

FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood) (c) vs. Roppongi Vice (Rocky Romero & Trent Beretta) (ROH World Tag Team Championship)

Romero and Wheeler to start, Rocky probing with leg kicks, Cash grabs a wristlock, shift to a hammerlock, wrenching it in! Azucar with a side headlock, shot off, shoulder block, drop down, shoulder block and a kick to the shoulder! Off the ropes, leapfrog, shoulder block, leapfrog, sidestep the dropkick, Gedo Clutch, blocked, backslide, only two!

Cross armbar, Cash rolls to the ropes and Romero taunts him from inside the ring! Tags made, Dax and Trent lighting each other up with chops, straight suplex, tag to Wheeler and he slams him into Beretta! Rocky tags in, half nelson suplex but Cash grabs the ropes and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Wheeler lands a back suplex on Romero for some separation! Tag to Beretta, he blocks Cash from the tag briefly but Harwood comes in! Right hand, German suplexes on German suplexes, Romero breaks one up with a double stomp! Azucar goes to take care of Wheeler, Beretta suplexes Dax into the ropes and then a double stomp and a sliding kick later we get a nearfall!

Victory roll pin, another two, Trent reverses a piledriver, Rocky off the top, Strong Zero... Wheeler breaks it up! Jeff Cobb and Great-O-Khan run in and the referee has no choice...

The match goes to a no-contest.

The UNITED EMPIRE hit a tandem neckbreaker on Dax and Cobb hits Tour of the Islands on Rocky Romero! Jeff follows it with a Doctor Bomb that puts Harwood through the timekeeper’s table! Khan sets up a table and claws Trent through it!

The Hardy Boyz cut a promo, Matt talking about the similarities between them and the Young Bucks, their backgrounds and their dreams, but that’s where the similarities end. The Hardyz broke in in the 90s and the culture was much harder, and the Bucks could not have survived.

Jeff admits that they’re not in their prime, they’re in their over-prime and Matt adds that they’ll never be better than them, and they’ve always been the better of the two teams, from babies to middle-aged and extreme.

“Jungle Boy” Jack Perry vs. “Absolute” Ricky Starks vs. Shane “Swerve” Strickland

Starks right in with a schoolboy pin, everybody trading nearfall attempts, mat slam, headscissors, and Perry starts throwing chops! Swerve blocks an arm drag, electric chair, tossing Jack into a Frankensteiner on Ricky but then he takes Strickland down! Off the ropes, forearms, passing Starks through the ropes on the floor and then getting dropped!

Slingshot stomp right to the side of Shane’s head and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Strickland sets Perry up top, jockeying for position, Starks climbs up to join them but gets knocked down, and Jack throws Swerve across the ring with a Frankensteiner! Shane charges in, Ricky blindsides him, spear on a delayed vertical, big Michinoku Driver... PERRY KICKS OUT!

Underhook, running facebuster, Jack puts Snare Trap on in the aftermath but he gets the ropes! Swerve with the stomp...

Shane Strickland wins by pinfall with a diving double stomp on Ricky Starks.

Post-match, Will Hobbs runs down and attacks, Luchasaurus makes the save, and then Keith Lee completes the set of big men! Lee clears the ring and then slingshots into a tornillo on Hobbs and Luchasaurus before standing tall with his buddy Swerve!

Dan Lambert cuts a promo with Men of the Year.

He talks about how he’s had a custom TNT Championship made for Scorpio Sky and he’ll present it to him at Rampage on Friday.

Thunder Rosa is interviewed.

She says this is the real her, and she’s grateful for being the women’s champion. She calls Serena Deeb out as not having championship material, and maybe she should look in the mirror and blame herself. This face used to look out for her, but not anymore, and on Sunday the war paint will be on and she’ll teach her a lesson of respect.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Red Velvet is interviewed.

She’s upset over Kris Statlander beating her and Ruby Soho rolls up. She gives Ruby her “how to deal with Kris Statlander” notebook and storms off. Ruby says she doesn’t need it.

Dr. Britt Baker, DMD vs. Toni Storm (Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Semifinals)

Storm with a wristlock, Baker reverses to a hammerlock, wristlock reversal, collar and elbow, into a headscissors, Toni wrenching it in! Hands off after she escapes, off the ropes, basement dropkick, action to the floor, stalking after her with forearms, putting Britt into the post!

More uppercuts, Baker turns her around and leaves her laying as we go to break.

Back from commercial, trading forearms, Baker backs her into the corner, Storm reverses, big tornado DDT! Corner hip attack, Alabama Slam, Britt reverses a follow-up into an Air Raid Crash... SO CLOSE! Jamie Hayter comes running down in her tiny shorts, Toni gets a schoolboy off the distraction but can’t seal the deal!

Fisherman neckbreaker from Britt... NOPE! Ripcord reversed into a German suplex, tornado DDT off the apron and to the floor! Storm throws her back inside, pops Jamie one, blocks a superkick, front kick, reversed, Britt sits down to counter...

Dr. Britt Baker, DMD wins by pinfall with a seated pin.

A bloodied Toni Storm looks on while Hayter jaws at her.

Commentary hypes up our next couple shows and we go to break.

Kyle O’Reilly vs. Samoa Joe (Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Semifinals)

Mat grappling early, O’Reilly looking for an armbar, shifting to a leg pick, Joe pops up and chops him down! Samoa closing with jabs and chops in the corner, scoop and a slam! KOR cuts him off with a knee, arm wringer, laying knees in, more knees, off the ropes, Joe with a back elbow!

Dragon screw from the apron, diving knee across Samoa’s shoulder, right into a cross armbar on the kickout but Joe keeps his hands clasped! Foot on the rope to force the break and we go to break!

Back from commercial, O’Reilly with slaps and kicks but Joe rolls under him and bowls him over! Both men down and out, Samoa gets him up for the Muscle Buster but Kyle reverses to a kneeling armbar! Switching gears to a Fujiwara armbar, bridging up on it, Joe crawling and desperate... HE GETS THE ROPES!

KOR tears the elbow tape off of Joe’s arm and lays kicks in, Samoa fires back with jabs and chops, big boot gets a knee, Kyle explodes off the ropes with a lariat and then eats the enzuigiri! Sleeper applied in the middle of the ring, KOR foaming at the mouth and trying to break the hold but Joe wrenches it in...

Samoa Joe wins by referee stoppage with the Coquina Clutch.

Post-match, Adam Cole comes to the stage for a staredown.

That’s the show, folks.

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