Adam Cole punched his ticket to Double or Nothing and a shot at becoming the first man to win the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament last week when he defeated Jeff Hardy. His opponent would either be his Undisputed Elite teammate Kyle O’Reilly, or Ring of Honor Television champion Samoa Joe. Their semi-final was the main event of the May 25 Dynamite in Las Vegas.
Joe was banged up from his war with Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh. Despite that, he was in control early. A technical wrestler like KOR was going to be able to take advantage of his opponent’s bum wing, and sure enough, he did.
.@JRsBBQ said this would be a slobberknocker. He was right #AEWDynamite pic.twitter.com/so8IjpjGFR— AEW on TV (@AEWonTV) May 26, 2022
This lived up to being dubbed a slobberknocker by Jim Ross before it was done...
.@SamoaJoe flattening @KORCombat with a huge clothesline! It’s #AEWDynamite LIVE on @TBSNetwork! pic.twitter.com/2FPARj09bc— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) May 26, 2022
... and after Joe survived a submission from O’Reilly, he locked in the Coquina Clutch, and Kyle went out.
.@SamoaJoe spoils the Undisputed Elite party! #AEWDynamite #AEWonTBS pic.twitter.com/hzxD968rGu— TDE Wrestling (@tde_gif) May 26, 2022
It’ll be a first ever match-up between the Samoan Submission Machine and the Panama Playboy for the Owen Cup on Sunday night.
Get complete results and coverage of everything that happened on tonight’s Dynamite here.