Here’s a place to check results and comment along with a new episode of AEW Dynamite, airing tonight at 8 pm ET on TNT.
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 Grand Slam edition comes our way from Queens in New York City, in front of a packed house at Arthur Ashe Stadium. It’ll feature Bryan Danielson taking on his Blackpool Combat Club partner Jon Moxley in the finals of a tournament to crown a new AEW World champion, and that’s just one of five title tilts on the card! Toni Storm defends the interim Women’s belt in a 4way against Dr. Britt Baker, Serena Deeb & Athena, The Acclaimed try again to win the Tag titles from Swerve in Our Glory, All-Atlantic champ PAC takes on Orange Cassidy, and Claudio Castagnoli puts the ROH World title on the line against Chris Jericho. And more!
Come right back here at 8 pm ET when the Dynamite live blog kicks off once the show starts on TNT. It will be below this line here.
Enjoy the show!
AEW DYNAMITE RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR SEPT. 21
I was accused of witchcraft aboard the Mayflower ship. They threw me overboard, ten stone of ballast chained to my legs. No stars above to guide me, no sunrise shall I see again. Cast adrift on a sea of sangre, I will exact my pound of flesh after I liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.
The show opens with the intro video.
Chris Jericho vs. Claudio Castagnoli (c) (ROH World Championship)
ROH Ambassador and former owner Cary Silkin is shown at ringside for this one.
Castagnoli with charging uppercuts, a military press crotches Jericho on the top rope! Off the ropes, Claudio with a big boot, to the floor, charging uppercut, Chris gets behind Cary Silkin and shoves him at the champion for an advantage! Backing Castagnoli into the apron with right hands, chops, back inside!
Y2J dives into a Swiss Death uppercut, cover for one, trading uppercuts for chops, triangle springboard countered into an uppercut! Trading shots on the apron, Jericho rakes the eyes, straight suplex off the apron and to the floor to send us to break!
Back from commercial, whip reversed, Claudio with boots up in the corner! Castagnoli perches up top, Jericho trips him up, chops in the turnbuckles, looking for the avalanche Frankensteiner but Claudio blocks it! Deadlifting, powerbomb attempt but Chris completes the Frankensteiner... NOPE!
Lying in wait, Codebreaker countered into Swiss Death... STILL NO! Hammer and anvil elbows, Giant Swing blocked, double stomp connects but Chris kicks out! Sharpshooter applied in the middle of the ring, changing gears, Liger Bomb... JERICHO WON’T STAY DOWN!
Castagnoli chops in the corner, whip across, springboard... CODEBREAKER IN MID-AIR! Claudio recovers and stomps his head in and follows it with the giant swing! Catapult into the corner, big lariat... SO CLOSE! Y2J gets Floyd but Castagnoli sees it coming and takes the bat away from him!
Uppercut, powerbomb reversed, back body drop, referee Aubrey Edwards gets backed into the corner and misses the low blow! Lining Claudio up...
Chris Jericho wins the ROH World Championship by pinfall with the Judas Effect.
The Jericho Appreciation Society comes out to celebrate. Daniel Garcia is slightly reluctant to join in but high fives the Wizard anyway.
We get a video package for tonight’s AEW World Championship match and go to break.
Back from commercial we get a recap of Chris Jericho winning the ROH World Championship just now.
Swerve in Our Glory (“Limitless” Keith Lee & Shane “Swerve” Strickland) vs. the Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens & Max Caster) (AEW World Tag Team Championship)
Lee and Bowens to start, Keith shrugs him off and tosses him aside! Off the ropes, trying to chop him down but Lee snaps off a tijeras and sends him flying! Tag to Caster, he reverses a biel into an arm drag, Swerve gets in Billy Gunn’s face and we go to break!
Back from commercial, Lee plasters Caster with a forearm in the corner! Max fights back with boots and forearms, sidesteps the charge, big snap powerslam on Strickland! Chops and kicks stagger Keith... STRAIGHT SUPLEX ON KEITH LEE! Tag to Bowens, lariats, back body drop, chops and punches and he’s running hot!
Strickland with a kick combo to cut the rally off, tag to Lee, up top, Anthony fighting hard, Frankensteiner on Keith, duck the Swerve Stomp, folding press, no! Deadlift into the buckle bomb on the kickout! Lee drops him with a headbutt and biels him over the ropes and to the ramp! Chokeslam on Caster!
Up top, Keith Lee with the moonsault... NOBODY HOME! Swerve goes to hit Max with the boom box but only ends up taking Keith out! The Acclaimed running hot, blockbuster connects but Caster slips going for the Mic Drop and injures his knee! Bowens trying to figure out what’s next, clubbing Lee, but he gets away and tags Shane back in!
Max with a waistlock, rolling solebutt catches him in the corner but Caster gets a back suplex! Still hobbling, heading up top, Strickland cuts him off with a punch! Electric chair assisted into a Liger Bomb... MAX CASTER KICKS OUT! SHANE STRICKLAND 450 LEG DROP TO THE FLOOR!
Daddy Ass gets in Swerve’s face, they jaw at each other but Lee pulls his partner away, rolling elbow from Bowens, Gunn gets a Fameasser, back inside, the Arrival sets him up, Caster off the top...
The Acclaimed win the AEW World Tag Team Championship by pinfall with Mic Drop from Max Caster on Shane Strickland.
FTR are interviewed backstage.
Cash Wheeler says all four guys killed it and congratulates the Acclaimed before saying they’ve been #1 contenders since like April and they’d like their shot now please.
The Ass Boys roll up to make fun of them and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Tony Schiavone interviews Wheeler YUTA.
Before YUTA can get more than a few words out—
Enter Maxwell Jacob Friedman.
He introduces himself as the devil and calls the crowd devil worshippers before addressing YUTA. He says Wheeler will never get a reaction like he did, and it’s not just because he’s mid, it’s because he’s a god to these people and they adore and worship him. There’s not a single man in this arena that wouldn’t let him sleep with their wife, and the only reason he doesn’t is he has standards.
He calls himself a generational talent and YUTA mock claps for him before admitting there’s some truth to what he says. He’s a generational talent, sure, but he also has more catchphrases than friends and he’s a master of the low-hanging fruit. He brings up Max’s engagement and congratulates him.
She’s a wonderful young lady, and smart, maybe a little too smart, because she’s already figured out what the rest of us know, that MJF is a spineless, worthless piece of human garbage and she’s gonna walk out on him just like he did on AEW.
Max says Wheeler has evolved from drying paint to pet rock on the personality scale, and says he came out here to wish the Blackpool Cuckold Club in fighting to be the one to lose the title to Maxwell Jacob Friedman. But you can still ask your mentors for advice, like go to Danielson to ask how to be injury prone, and Moxley’s not all there, or to William Regal to learn how to pop pills.
YUTA shoves Max, Friedman returns a headbutt and then knocks Tony Schiavone over! YUTA TAKES HIM DOWN AND WAILS ON HIM UNTIL W. MORRISSEY MAKES THE SAVE AND CHOKES HIM OUT! MJF CLOBBERS WHEELER WITH THE DYNAMITE DIAMOND RING AND SECURITY FINALLY ARRIVES.
We get footage of Tony interviewing Jade Cargill earlier today.
She says she’s That Bitch and she’ll go after the main title on her own time. Diamante rolls up with Trina in tow and Jade says she’ll see both of them on Friday.
Orange Cassidy vs. PAC (c) (AEW All-Atlantic Championship)
PAC intense, Cassidy cool, he takes his glasses off and throws them at the Bastard! PAC on the charge, go-behind, roll up for two, inside cradle, still two, Orange Punch dodged by a bail to the floor! Back inside, the slow kicks set up a full-speed dropkick but the Bastard returns the favor!
Boots in the corner, hammering away, to the floor, PAC in control and smashing Orange into the apron and throwing him into the post! Perching, missile dropkick, the Bastard in control as we go to break!
Back from commercial, PAC still pressing the attack, big boot in the corner, laying Orange out and moving him into position, boots up preemptively and Cassidy waits! The Bastard slides down and slings him aside, crossleg victory roll nearly changes the title!
Tornado DDT blocked, Stundog Millionaire, suicide dive follows! Back inside, up top, diving DDT connects! Orange kips up, satellite DDT... PAC KICKS OUT AT THE EXACT LAST FRACTION OF A SECOND! Counter the Orange Punch with a throw, Brutalizer reversed into a pin for two!
Orange Punch connects this time... PAC GETS A HAND ON THE BOTTOM ROPE! To the floor, The Bastard manages to smack Orange with the timekeepers hammer without referee Bryce Remsburg seeing, back inside...
PAC wins by pinfall with a lateral press to retain the AEW All-Atlantic Championship.
Referee Bryce Remsburg is confused as to why Orange is so unconscious, but PAC ain’t talking and we’re going to break.
Athena vs. Dr. Britt Baker, DMD vs. Serena Deeb vs. Toni Storm (c) (Interim AEW Women’s World Championship)
Athena superkicks Baker into a German suplex from Storm and they square up! Headlock takeover gets a headscissors, tijeras from the Fallen Goddess, folding press for two! Britt trying to pin Serena, cutting Athena off with an elbow, whip across, Sling Blade connects!
Toni getting into it with Baker now, ducking and dodging, dropkick takes the doctor off her feet! Half-halch suplex on Britt, Storm up top, Deeb cuts her off and the heels work together to cut the champion down... TOWER OF DOOM SENDS US TO BREAK!
Back from commercial, Storm and Deeb have dueling half-crabs and are trading slaps in the middle of the ring! Letting go of the holds, trading forearms, more chops, Toni with a German suplex! Hip attack on Athena, Britt hits the fisherman neckbreaker on the champion!
Off the ropes for the stomp, Athena cuts her off with a dropkick but Serena takes her out in turn! Whip reversed, sidestep to the apron, hangman’s neckbreaker in the ropes takes Britt out! Dragon screw in the ropes on the Fallen Goddess, sliding under Toni, rolling her through, snap swinging neckbreaker... TONI STORM KICKS OUT!
Serenity Lock applied but Baker breaks it up! Athena gets Britt up, catches Deeb too, marching around the ring, double fallaway slam and Baker’s nose explodes in a fountain of blood! Step-up tornado DDT from Toni on Athena, low kick into a La Casita, reversed...
Toni Storm wins by pinfall with a crucifix pin on Dr. Britt Baker, DMD to retain the Interim AEW Women’s World Championship.
Post-match, a bloodied Britt Baker attacks the champ and beats her down!
Jamie Hayter charges down and pulls her away from Storm, locking eyes with the doctor... AND THEY ATTACK TONI TOGETHER AND BEAT HER DOWN!
Unfamiliar music plays... SARAYA IS HERE! PAIGE TO SOME!
She stands tall in the ring while everyone looks on in awe.
We get a video package of Darby Allin traveling with a body bag. He gets into a cab and says he’s heading to a funeral at Arthur Ashe.
And so we go to break.
“American Dragon” Bryan Danielson vs. Jon Moxley (AEW World Championship Grand Slam Tournament Finals)
Collar and elbow, Moxley with a side headlock, headscissors counter, trading chops, Danielson with the headlock this time, break back into more striking! Deathlock applied, crossface strikes and elbows to the back of the neck but Jon grabs the arm to counter!
Backing Bryan into the corner, big chop, trading chop for chop, big headbutt from Dragon, more chops in the corner! Running corner dropkick, slaps in the corner, whip reversed, another corner dropkick! Chops and kicks, Danielson running hot, kitchen sink knee sets up kicks to the spine!
Mox turns things around, toe kicks to the spine, double leg into a double stomp! Scoop and a slam, a boot sends Jon to the floor, diving knee off the apron lays him out! Back up on the apron, Moxley with a choke but Bryan reverses with a German suplex and we go to break!
Back from commercial, Danielson with a hammerlock, Moxley gets to his feet and throws forearms to break loose, rolling elbow ducked, Bryan explodes out of the corner with the Busaiku Knee... NOPE! Trading suplexes, both men are down and out! To their feet, Mox with a corner lariat, setting him up top, raking the back!
Pressing the attack, Jon with the LeBell Lock but Bryan has his hips under him and pivots out of it! Mox fighting from guard, trading forearms, legs locked and on their heads, trading slaps! Slipping out, Danielson slapping, Cattle Mutilation locked in!
Shifting to the overhead elbows, Mox breaks free, rolling elbow, roundhouse kick gets a huge lariat! Underhooks, back body drop counters, another Busaiku Knee, folding press... NOT ENOUGH! Attacking the ankle, running stomp, Death Rider... BRYAN DANIELSON KICKS OUT!
Test of strength, trading elbows in the knucklelocks, monkey flip from Danielson into the wrist-clutch stomps! Moxley reverses into grounded kicks to Bryan’s head! Dragon with kicks, more stomps, holding onto the ropes, into a triangle choke! Mox posts up on his feet but Danielson rolls through!
LeBell Lock in the middle of the ring, hooking the nose, Jon pivots and gets a foot on the ropes for the break! To the ramp... DEATH RIDER ON THE RAMP! Back inside, cover... THE AMERICAN DRAGON WILL NOT STAY DOWN! Sleeper hold applied, Danielson gets to his knees, stepping up the turnbuckles looking for a pin but Mox rolls through!
Hanging on his back, Bryan fading, referee Paul Turner checks the hand...
Jon Moxley wins the AEW World Championship by referee stoppage with a sleeper hold.
Post-match, William Regal goes to ringside and raises Jon’s hand.
Danielson gets in Regal’s face and they jaw at each other but we fade to black.
That’s the show, folks.