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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (June 22, 2022): Forbidden Door go home

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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 UW–Milwaukee Panther Arena in Milwaukee. Bryan Danielson appears for the first time since Double or Nothing to address his status for Forbidden Door this weekend and Blackpool Combat Club’s upcoming Blood & Guts match with Jericho Appreciation Society! His stablemate Jon Moxley teams with his interim AEW World title rival Hiroshi Tanahashi to take on Chris Jericho & Lance Archer, Malakai Black & Penta Oscura will wrestle for the final spot in Sunday’s All-Atlantic title 4way, Orange Cassidy returns to the ring to team with Roppongi Vice against Will Ospreay & Aussie Open... 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!


Oh no baby, you found yourself in love with a concept again. Oh no, I think you went and lost what’s in your head. You say you want me, but I want to liveblog this here pro wrestling show for these folks.

The show opens with the intro video.

We get a little bit of Christian Cage turning on Jungle Boy last week.

“American Dragon” Bryan Danielson makes his entrance and Tony Schiavone interviews him in the ring.

Danielson says he’s gonna just take the mic and not give it back, and says this week is a great week to be an AEW fan and to be a professional wrestling fan. He talks up Forbidden Door on Sunday and then Blood & Guts on next week’s Dynamite. He loves that Milwaukee is as excited for violence as he is, and he says he was expecting to be part of both of those events.

Chris Jericho paid Zack Sabre, Jr. to challenge him to a match and he wasn’t only excited to prove that he’s not the best technical wrestler, but he was excited to crush his trachea, and he was excited to get revenge on Jericho and his crew for Anarchy in the Arena, but unfortunately he’s got good news and bad news.

The bad news is, because of what Jericho and Hager did to him, he’s not cleared to compete in the next week at all. But, lest anyone be concerned about his overall health, you can probably tell that his mind is at 100% capacity and he can run two miles without breaking a sweat, he’ll be back.

He says there’s not a man in the world who can wrestle in this ring like he does right now, and that’s not even the good news. The good news is Eddie Kingston has gone on record to say that he’s a judgmental prick and you’re damn right he is. And because of that he has really, really high standards, so you know that when he promises us something is going to be amazing, it’ll be amazing.

He has found the one person he trusts to take his spot at Forbidden Door and at Blood & Guts, the one person he knows in the entire world who will take it to ZSJ on a technical level and then go kick Chris Jericho’s head in and we’re all going to be astounded by what he does in AEW.

Who? Don’t you know he came out of the bad guy tunnel? He’s not going to tell us, but he’s not gonna tell Zack Sabre, Jr. either, so tune in on Sunday to find out.

Enter Zack Sabre, Jr.

He jaws at Danielson while commentary hypes up Forbidden Door.

Jon Moxley cuts a promo from somewhere in the arena.

He says sometimes it’s business and sometimes it’s personal and at Blood & Guts it’ll be personal. Blinded his best friend, put his partner on the shelf, and next week we’ll find out if the Jericho Appreciation Society can survive. We’ll find out just how much they’re willing to suffer and what they’re willing to endure.

But before that he’s got the biggest match of his life, fighting Hiroshi Tanahashi for the interim AEW World Championship. He’s been transforming into a better man for three years and on Sunday he’ll become what he always knew he could be when he steps in the ring with the Ace.

Tonight is business, but Sunday is personal, and once the bell rings, he has no respect for anyone.

Orange Cassidy & Roppongi Vice (Rocky Romero & Trent Beretta) vs. UNITED EMPIRE (Kyle Fletcher, Mark “Dunkzilla” Davis, & Will Ospreay)

Romero and Fletcher to start, bit of light mat grappling, Rocky with a kick combo and a tag to Beretta, off the ropes, double knees, Trent with a lariat! Davis in, tag to Cassidy, quick tags, charging lariats on Mark, stereo dives but the UNITED EMPIRE catch ‘em and slam them into each other and then into the apron to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Beretta is being worked over but tags Cassidy in! The lazy kicks to Aussie Open, double Frankensteiner, double jump Frankensteiner on Davis, tornado DDT on Fletcher! Dives in triplicate from the babyface team, suplexing Ospreay into the ropes, guillotine leg drop, falling splash, Will kicks out!

Orange and Will into it, Stundog Millionaire from Cassidy and tags made! Romero overwhelms Dunkzilla at first, big chop takes him out and UNITED EMPIRE work him over, assisted spinebuster, the match breaks down into everybody do something cool territory (that slick running Shiranui from Romero!) until RPG Vice lay Kyle out with stereo knees!

Strong Zero reversed with a roundhouse kick, Davis hits Close Your Eyes and Count to Fuck... NO GOOD! Ospreay goes for the Sasuke Special, nobody home, Rocky takes him out with a dive, Aussie Open have him up, Beretta reverses and tags Orange in...

Orange Cassidy & Roppongi Vice win by pinfall with an Orange Punch from Cassidy on Kyle Fletcher.

Post-match, Jeff Cobb and Great-O-Khan come down to help their stablemates and square up with the 5-on-3 advantage... AND FTR MAKE THE SAVE!

We get backstage with Sonjay Dutt, Jay Lethal, and Satnam Singh.

Dutt is excited and wants to go to India to celebrate but Lethal wants to win the ROH TV title but Samoa Joe’s been absent for nearly a month, so he can either tape that shoulder up and come back to work or vacate the title so Lethal can get it back either way.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Tony Schiavone introduces Christian Cage for an in-ring interview.

Cage is in fine form, talking trash on the crowd and said he was never gonna let Jungle Boy get away with eliminating him from the Casino Battle Royal last year. And yeah it’s petty but the fan reaction to him getting eliminated turned him even harder. He did a little background check on Jack and decided against his better judgment to go on social media.

Wrestling social media has become a cesspit of people telling him how to do his job, and Perry cost him a lot of money by losing out on that paycheck so he did his research and figured he’d hitch his wagon to Perry to get that paycheck. You think he came back to help out the next generation? That’s bullshit, he came here to make money and that’s it.

You want to earn his paycheck? Try having a match that people talk about for more than a week after it happens. He says Jungle Boy has the talent but he doesn’t have the brains and the one time he doesn’t give him advice before the match he loses the tag titles?

The gravy train ran dry and now he has to take control and get his hands dirty and that pisses him off. We get footage of him yelling at Jack’s family and says his mom is really mad because she saw her knight in shining armor go off into the sunset, she was a little sweet on him.

He says Jack might have looked to him like a father figure, but he had a father and his father is dead and probably ashamed of him to boot. Enjoy early retirement at 25, stay gone.

Enter Luchasaurus.

He gets in the ring and chokes Cage, who tells him they need to talk, and not in front of these losers. Christian asks him to remember what happened to Marko and says he’s like a son to him. He wants to talk in private and whispers something in the dinosaur man’s ear before embracing him and walking off together.

The Young Bucks are backstage with Kyle O’Reilly crowing about having the tag titles again. People have been asking if they’re gonna be at Forbidden Door, and it’s a safe bet that they will be there. O’Reilly says Sting should be locked up for what he did to him and at Forbidden Door they’ve got Bullet Club to take on Sting and his cronies.

Malakai Black vs. Penta Oscuro (AEW All-Atlantic Championship Tournament First Round Match)

Slugging it out early, off the ropes, Oscuro takes Black’s head off with a superkick! Elbow connects, slingshot to the apron, Penta trips him up, off the ropes, tope con giro! A little back and forth, Sling Blade, action to the floor, Malakai throws some kicks and puts him into the apron and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Black still in control, waistlock, Oscuro with a back elbow, off the ropes, big lariats, roll through, springboard crossbody connects! Jockeying for position on the apron, Fear Factor blocked, off the ropes, Penta cuts him off with an Ace Crusher... NOPE!

Jockeying for position in the turnbuckles, Black trips him up, heads up top, roll through nobody home, jumping knee strike sends Oscuro to the floor and Malakai follows it up with the Orihara moonsault! Back inside, perching, diving double stomp... NOPE! Back up top again, Penta gets him... AVALANCHE FEAR FACTOR BUT HE CAN’T CAPITALIZE!

Crawling into the cover... BLACK GETS A FOOT ON THE ROPES! Back on their feet, Malakai is on him...

Malakai Black wins by pinfall with Black Mass.

Post-match, PAC comes running down and immediately stares Black down!

Miro cuts a promo from the tron.

He says he just wants his god, his gold, and his gorgeous wife, but instead he’ll drag all the bastards and pagans with him and redeem them all.

And us, we’re going to break.

Back from commercial, we get a video package for Wardlow’s quest for the TNT Championship.

Adam Cole makes his entrance and joins the commentary booth.

“Hangman” Adam Page vs. Silas Young

Light mat grappling, Page cracks a kick across Young’s jaw and then follows it with chops in the corner. Action to the floor, Adam with a lariat, Orihara moonsault and we go to break!

Back from commercial, superplex from Hangman, both men slow to rise, trading forearms, a little back and forth, back body drop puts Young on the apron and Page drops him with a triangle lariat and follows it with a plancha! Back inside, Silas with a lariat into a backbreaker, fireman’s carry, Finlay Roll, looking for the Pee Gee Waja Plunge, Adam sidesteps and drops him with a German suplex!

To the apron, lining him up...

“Hangman” Adam Page wins by pinfall with Buckshot.

Adam Cole rushes to cut a promo on the stage but is interrupted by “Switchblade” Jay White.

He says he’s given last week a lot of thought and he’s responsible for making Forbidden Door as big as possible, and as much as he’d like to do a favor for a good friend, his opponent still can’t be Adam Cole, because he lost to Hangman Page... twice.

But Hangman, he knows that he and Milwaukee and the world are just dying to know who the Switchblade is going to wrestle at Forbidden Door for his IWGP World Heavyweight Championship. Well, it won’t be Page, and that gets him to slap the mic out of White’s hand!

Page brawls with him, Cole runs down, Hangman knocks him aside, Jay throws him to the apron and Cole cracks Page in the gentleman’s area! Switchblade beats him down, Adam Cole grabs the title and lays in wait, but when White turns around he hesitates before hitting him with the title and instead asks him to pick Page up.


The Rainmaker slides into the ring and faces off with the two heels and starts throwing elbows! Page gets back to his feet and throws Cole in the corler and beats him down while Okada works Jay over some more! The babyfaces turn and face each other, Cole runs in and Page cracks him one, leading Switchblade to duck a Rainmaker!

Tony Schiavone is backstage with Jade Cargill and co.

Jade says Red Velvet is hurt but the show must go on, and Stokely Hathaway has breaking news— they’re looking for a new Baddie, and you have to use the hashtag #BaddieSearch, explain why you belong in 140 characters or less, and keep your photos PG.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Kris Statlander and Athena are interviewed.

They talk about the idea of trying out for the Baddies but they’re not gonna back down and it doesn’t matter how many women they have to fight. So go ahead and search, they’ve got the babe with the power, Willow Nightingale, and Jade should cut the shit.

Marina Shafir vs. Toni Storm

Shafir with a front kick, Storm returns one, circling, leg pick, front chancery and a stalemate when Toni gets the ropes. More mat grappling, basement dropkick from Storm, whip reversed, dropdown, big boot sends her to the floor and Nyla Rose throws a senton on Toni to send us to break.

Back from commercial, trading forearms, Storm with a headbutt, to the floor, Shafir stalking after her, back inside, Toni with a German suplex for some separation. Pumphandle, Storm floats over...

Toni Storm wins by pinfall with a bridging folding press.

Post-match, Nyla Rose attacks and puts boots to Toni, cheering Marina on as she joins in.

Thunder Rosa makes the save and Storm powers up enough to help send the heels packing!

Toni hands her the title and they square up.

Darby Allin cuts a promo backstage with Sting, calling Kyle O’Reilly a liar and saying they have two friends to even the odds on Friday— Shingo Takagi and Hiromu Takahashi. Sting says they’re gonna keep kicking bodies down the hill until nobody’s left.

We get a video package for Rey Fenix vs. Andrade el Idolo on Rampage and go to break.

Chris Jericho & Lance Archer vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Jon Moxley

Brawling to start, Moxley throws Jericho to the floor and we get a bell with (presumably) Tanahashi and Archer legal. Dropkick to the knee, off the ropes, Lance catches him with a full nelson slam! Tag to Jericho, punches to the Ace in the corner, he walks Chris across, whip reversed, one-handed bulldog blocked!

Tag to Moxley, overhead elbows, to the floor, raking Y2J’s back, rear chinlock, back inside, Sammy Guevara runs interference and Jericho hits a triangle dropkick! Back in, Jon and Lance slugging it out and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Tanahashi with a senton, throwing forearms with Jericho, whip across, front kick, duck a Judas Effect, Hiroshi with a Codebreaker of his own! Walls of Jericho in the middle of the ring! Back and forth, Moxley hits Paradigm Shift on Archer, Tanahashi up top...

Hiroshi Tanahashi & Jon Moxley win by pinfall with High Fly Flow from Tanahashi on Lance Archer.

Post-match, Eddie Kingston attacks Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara joins in to overwhelm him, Wheeler YUTA makes the save and the brawl continues while Moxley and Tanahashi stare each other down!

Minoru Suzuki is here and he strolls casually down the ramp, beating YUTA up, but here’s Shota Umino as well! 2.0 join the fray, referees come down, the chaos continues but all the while Mox is staring the Ace down!

That’s the show, folks.

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