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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (June 8, 2022): World Title Eliminator Series

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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 Cable Dahmer Arena in Independence, Missouri. We’’ll begin to find out who will be interim champ while CM Punk is out injured when the World Title Eliminator Series begins! A battle royal will open the show, and the winner will go on to face Jon Moxley in the main event. The winner of that match goes to Forbidden Door where he’ll face the winner of Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Hirooki Goto from New Japan’s Dominion event. Plus, Hangman Page vs. David Finlay... 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!


Genesis and Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers, Gideon is knocking in your hotel while you slumber, but me? I’m just here to liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

Andrade el Idolo vs. Austin Gunn vs. Bobby Fish vs. Colten Gunn vs. “Red Death” Daniel Garcia vs. Dante Martin vs. Darby Allin vs. Eddie Kingston vs. Jake Hager vs. John Silver vs. Keith Lee vs. Konosuke Takeshita vs. Kyle O’Reilly vs. Lance Archer vs. Max Caster vs. Rey Fenix vs. “Absolute” Ricky Starks vs. Shane “Swerve” Strickland vs. Tony Nese vs. Wheeler YUTA vs. “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs (Interim AEW World Championship Qualifying Casino Battle Royal)

Chaos early, Archer chokeslames Nese, Allin in with a skateboard shot and then he dives on Lance! Darby back inside with Eddie, throwing wild punches, the countdown timer ticks...

“Absolute” Ricky Starks, Jake Hager, Rey Fenix, Shane “Swerve” Strickland, and Keith Lee are our diamonds, and the chaos increases as they enter the ring.

Tony Nese is eliminated by Keith Lee.

Archer squares up with Lee, big men circling as the countdown timer ticks...

Spirit Bomb attempt and Lee dumps Archer over...

Lance Archer is eliminated by Keith Lee.

Our next batch finally enter, featuring John Silver, Konosuke Takeshita, Max Caster, and the Ass Boys, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, we have another countdown timer ticking...

This batch has Will Hobbs, Bobby Fish, Kyle O’Reilly, Dante Martin, and Wheeler YUTA.

The ring is pretty full, Ass Boys trying to take Lee out, Fenix nails Caster...

Max Caster is eliminated by Rey Fenix.

Grizzly Magnum wipes the Ass Boys out, they end up in the ropes...

Austin & Colten Gunn are eliminated by Keith Lee.

Immediately afterward Swerve dumps his own partner!

Keith Lee is eliminated by Shane “Swerve” Strickland.

The countdown timer ticks one last time... Andrade el Idolo is our joker!

Andrade blasts Darby from behind and then gets into it with Swerve but fails to eliminate him! Kingston and Garcia fighting on the apron, Hobbs blasts Silver...

John Silver is eliminated by Will Hobbs.

Three more in short order...

Daniel Garcia, Eddie Kingston, and Jake Hager are eliminated.

Takeshita plants Starks with a Blue Thunder Driver and then gets into it with Hobbs...

Konosuke Takeshita is eliminated by Ricky Starks and Will Hobbs.

Martin gets into it with Team Taz, low bridge...

Dante Martin is eliminated by Ricky Starks.

Fenix stops himself from getting eliminated, Starks poses on him, low bridge, jockeying for position...

Ricky Starks is eliminated by Rey Fenix.

Allin brawling with Andrade, Coffin Drop blocked, Strickland stacks ‘em up but gets blasted by Fish! KOR in, Swerve takes Bob out before the double-team and plants him with a capture backbreaker! reDRagon working Darby over, he fights back bigtime...

Bobby Fish is eliminated by Darby Allin.

Allin stacks O’Reilly up but Shane dumps him!

Darby Allin is eliminated by Shane “Swerve” Strickland.

El Idolo blasts Shane to the floor...

Shane Strickland is eliminated by Andrade el Idolo.

Fenix plants Andrade with a DDT, big springboard into a double stomp, Hobbs blasts him in turn! Whip across, spinning spinebuster, YUTA charges in...

Will Hobbs is eliminated by Wheeler YUTA.

Down to the final four, YUTA and Kyle and Andrade and Fenix, impromptu alliance between the heels, high fives, they dump YUTA to the apron but he hangs in there, big missile dropkick and a kip-up! Manhattan drop, Kyle ducks the enzuigiri, out and back in, German suplex, pendulum lariat!

Fenix with a Tiger feint into a crescent kick but Andrade low blows him...

Rey Fenix is eliminated by Andrade el Idolo.

Wheeler and KOR low-bridge...

Andrade el Idolo is eliminated.

Down to just O’Reilly and YUTA, fighting on the apron, trading strikes, KOR with a dragon screw and he blasts him with a boot...

Kyle O’Reilly wins, last eliminating Wheeler YUTA to move on to tonight’s main event to challenge Jon Moxley for a spot in the Interim AEW World Championship match at Forbidden Door.

Jon Moxley gets a promo where he talks about he’s been trophy hunting in New Japan for three years and to Kyle O’Reilly, with all due respect he’s in the wrong place at the wrong time, because this match belongs to him and it always has. In one fell swoop, New Japan and AEW and this entire sport will belong to him.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial commentary informs us that CM Punk’s leg surgery was a success this morning.

We get a video announcing the AEW All-Atlantic Championship and commenatry explains the international tournament to crown it, starting tonight and culminating at Forbidden Door.

Buddy Matthews vs. PAC (AEW All-Atlantic Championship Tournament First Round Match)

Matthews with a wristlock to start, PAC rolls through and reverses to one of his own, Buddy turns it back around and follows it up with a headlock takeover. Bastard reverses, out of his own, quick pins and they stalemate! Headlock, shot off, drop down, leapfrog, PAC snaps off a tijeras and Matthews falls to the floor!

The Bastard off the ropes, he slides out and waggles his finger when he sees that Buddy slid back in already! Back in, taunting, both men on the floor and we go to break.

Back from commercial, PAC nails Matthews with a DDT in the ropes! Trading forearms, Buddy laying stomps in, back and forth, big German from the Bastard! Boot up in the corner, big sunset flip... NOPE! Laying Buddy out, PAC up top...

PAC wins by pinfall with Black Arrow.

Post-match, Death Triangle have a moment opposite the House of Black.

Eddie Kingston cuts a promo backstage.

He says Jake Hager cost him a chance to be world champion and he’ll pay. He calls out the rest of the Jericho Appreciation Society and says he wants Jake on Rampage, he doesn’t care when, and he’ll fight him, and now you can tell the truck, he’s done, and so are we, because it’s time for break.

Back from commercial, Trent Beretta is in the ring and on the mic.

He admits he’s kinda bummed out because today is national best friends day but his friends aren’t here. A few weeks ago he and Rocky Romero had a match that they didn’t win or lose and Roppongi Vice deserve another shot at the ROH World Tag Team Championships!

He knows FTR are fighting champs so he asks them to come out and make things right.

Enter FTR.

They get in the ring and say they’re fighting champs and Trent is exactly right. They are the absolute best tag team on this planet and if it were up to them they’d have the match right here but Rocky isn’t here and they understand and don’t hold it against Trent, but his probably should be with Will Ospreay’s bitch boys who got him in this situation.

Enter Will Ospreay.

He serves as distraction while Aaron Henare and Aussie Open run in and beat FTR and Beretta down! Hidden Blade!

Kyle O’Reilly is interviewed backstage and William Regal wants to address him and his pals.

Regal says this is Jon Moxley and asks if he’s sure he’s ready, because his wife and friends are gonna miss him. KOR says he came here to fight the best AEW had to offer and to fight for the world title, and tonight he gets to do both. Adam Cole gives a pep talk and leaves.

He reappears to make his entrance to be on commentary for the next match.

“Hangman” Adam Page vs. David Finlay

Collar and elbow, into the ropes, jockeying for position, trading shoves in the corner, Page off the ropes, drop down, Finlay with a dropkick, collar and elbow, into an armbar, Hangman pops up with an arm wringer, reversed to a hammerlock! David takes him down and wrenches it in before shooting the half for one!

Finlay shoves him away but Adam scoops him up and slams him! Hangman laying the chops in, dumping him to the floor, off the ropes with a shove to blast him into the barricade! A suicide dive follows, Page shares a drink with a fan at ringside and throws David back in.

Sidestep the charge, catch the boot, shoulder kneebreaker and a chop block take Hangman off his feet and send us to break!

Back from commercial, Finlay with stomps, Page breaks free with upkicks, fireman’s carry, David slips out, off the ropes, fallaway slam from Hangman! Kip up, fired up, a little hitch in his step, charging in, corner lariat, backing Finlay into the ropes with chops, whip across, big plancha from Adam!

Throwing Finlay back in, back elbow in the corner, pop-up, Page plants him with a Liger Bomb! Deadeye blocked, Rock Bottom backbreaker... HANGMAN KICKS OUT! Finlay off the second, crossbody, Page rolls through, reversed, small package... TIGHT TWO! David with uppercuts, Adam plants him with a lariat, slingshot...

“Hangman” Adam Page wins by pinfall with Buckshot.

Post-match, Page gets on the mic.

He says there’s a lot he wants to say about the AEW Championship, but tonight is not the night. Tonight he wasn’t in the battle royal and it doesn’t look like he’s getting a title shot any time soon, but since that’s the case, he remembers there’s not only one world championship in pro wrestling.

So at Forbidden Door, he wants the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship. HE WANTS OKADA!

Adam Cole gets up from commentary and asks if he’s really that delusional. Cole says Okada might not even be champion, it might be his very good friend Jay White. And further, he’s not a champion anymore, whereas Cole just won the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament, and if anybody deserves a shot at the IWGP, it’s him.

He tells Page his time has come and gone and whether he or anybody wants to admit it, AEW revolves around Adam Cole, bay bay. He tells Page to stay out of his way.

We see Thunder Rosa interviewed earlier and she says she’s ready to issue a challenge.

Marina Shafir rolls up and Rosa asks if she has a problem. Marina would like to be her problem, and she’d like her to solve her.

Wardlow makes his entrance and goes into the ring to get interviewed by Tony Schiavone.

He welcomes us to Wardlow’s world and says he asked not to be in the battle royal tonight, because CM Punk is our champion, and the only way he wants the title is if he takes it from Punk. And anyway, he’s coming for a title he should have won three months ago, he’s coming for the TNT Championship!

Enter Scorpio Sky, unbuttoning his shirt as he strides down the ramp. Ethan Page and Dan Lambert rush down to save himself. Wardlow says he’ll wait until he’s ready.

“Smart” Mark Sterling cuts a promo at Wardlow about his class action lawsuit on behalf of security and says he’s giving him two options: Face him in the court of law or wrestle twenty security guards in an elimination match next week.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, the Young Bucks cut a promo.

They talk up their clean win over the tag champs last week and then their victory over the Lucha Brothers and say they want their tag titles back.

The Hardy Boyz walk up and Matt Hardy gives them crap for burying them and points out they beat them at Double or Nothing so clearly they have a better claim. Christian Cage and Jurassic Express roll up, and Cage says neither of them deserve a shot but the Bucks did pin Jungle Boy in his hometown.

Next week, for the world tag titles, Cage books Hardyz vs. Bucks vs. Jurassics in a ladder match!

Marina Shafir vs. Thunder Rosa (c) (AEW Women’s World Championship)

Collar and elbow, Shafir pushing her around, knees in the corner, top wristlock, Rosa pops out of it, victory roll, Marina transitions into a deathlock and then gets passed into the corner, knee lifts from the champ, rolling solebutt, kneeling slap and she’s fired up to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Rosa with a charging forearm, corner lariat, stomps in the ropes, northern lights suplex for two! Pumphandle suplex from Shafir, a bunch of back and forth, Rosa reverses...

Thunder Rosa wins by pinfall with a victory roll pin to retain the AEW Women’s World Championship.

Post-match, Shafir attacks and chokes Rosa out but Toni Storm runs in and makes the save! German suplex connects and Thunder hits the Fire Thunder Driver! Toni picks the title up and gives it back to Thunder.

Jade Cargill is interviewed backstage.

She says nobody can mind their business, and Stokely Hathaway agrees, complaining about Anna Jay and Kris Statlander running in. Stat’s gonna go one-on-one with Red Velvet, and nobody can beat Red Velvet.

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

Jon Moxley vs. Kyle O’Reilly (Interim AEW World Championship Qualifying Match)

Test of strength, O’Reilly throws a probing kick, Moxley rides him and they stalemate. Back to their feet, Jon throwing probing right hands, collar and elbow, into an Ode to Jim Breaks and Mox wishbones the fingers! Falling back into a short armscissors, into wristlock stomps and Kyle bails to the floor!

O’Reilly with right hands, trading forearms in the middle of the ring, whip across, corner lariats from Moxley! Lip busted open, he charges in and KOR catches him and we go to break.

Back from commercial, both men down and out after Moxley hits a superplex! Jon with repeated headbutts, off the ropes with a boot, O’Reilly gives him one too, both men with boots and they’re down again! Kyle with a shoulder armbreaker, Mox grabs a sleepeher hold and then transitions into a crossface chickenwing... O’REILLY BITES THE ROPES TO FORCE THE BREAK!

Jon with a big lariat... NOPE! Hammer and anvil elbows at length, Kyle blocks the Paradigm Shift, meets knees with a knee, chest kick, both men down and out! Triangle choke, O’Reilly blocks a powerbomb counter and then transitions into an inverted heel hook! Into the Volk Han double heel hook but Moxley breaks the hold!

Snapping off a piledriver... SO CLOSE! Trading desperate slaps, leg kick from KOR, Ax and Smash... BACKDROP DRIVER BUT MOXLEY POWERS UP AND HITS ONE OF HIS OWN! Double lariats, both men running out of gas, Jon with a sleeper, into the bulldog choke, Kyle flagging and he shifts to front chancery knees!

Off the ropes... KNEE TREMBLER! Underhooks...

Jon Moxley wins by pinfall with Paradigm Shift, advancing to the Interim AEW World Championship match at Forbidden Door.

That’s the show, folks.

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