Posted on 6/20/124 by Bob Magee

AEW DYNAMITE was broadcast live on TBS from the EagleBank
Arena in Fairfax, VA!

Excalibur, Taz, and Tony Schiavone were the broadcast team
for tonight’s event.

It’s Wednesday night and you know what that means!

Kicking off tonight’s DYNAMITE commercial free…


They charged at one another and slugged it out in the center
of the ring. Rush connected with an overhand chop. MJF fired
back with a chop of his own. Rush invited MJF to hit him.
MJF poked Rush in the eyes. Rush baited MJF in and then
headbutted MJF in the face. MJF was busted wide open.

Rush rocked MJF with a haymaker. Rush kicked MJF in the jaw
and then taunted MJF with a pose. MJF jumped on top of Rush,
but Rush turned the tables and stomped on MJF’s abdomen.
Rush went for the Bull’s Horns but Max dodged Rush. MJF
rolled up Rush in a cradle for a near fall. MJF followed up
with a thrust kick to Rush’s jaw. MJF applied a hammer lock
and then spiked Rush with a DDT, but Rush kicked out at the

“What a landing on Rush’s skull, I don’t know how he kicked
out,” said Taz.

MJF spiked Rush with a piledriver and covered Rush for a
near fall. MJF charged at Rush, but Rush countered with a
belly-to-belly suplex, using MJF’s momentum against him. MJF
jumped of the ropes, but MJF slipped, and Rush took
advantage of it with a KO strike. Rush nailed MJF with a
straitjacket piledriver for a near fall. Rush clocked MJF
with a strike and knocked MJF out of the ring.

Rush whipped MJF into the barricade multiple times. Rush
grabbed a steel chair and slid it into the ring after being
admonished by the referee. The ref jumped into the ring to
grab the chair and while his back was turned, Rush began to
whip MJF with the TV camera cable. Rush charged at MJF, but
MJF countered with a drop toehold, sending Rush headfirst
into a steel chair.

MJF and Rush jockeyed for position on the apron. Rush sent
MJF flying with a belly to belly suplex off the apron, with
Max crashing onto the arena floor with a brutal landing.
Rush lined up for the Bull’s Horns, but MJF countered with a
lariat to Rush. MJF planted Rush with a spinebuster and then
grounded and pounded Rush.

MJF chomped on Rush’s forehead. MJF blasted Rush with the
Heat Seeker piledriver. MJF drilled Rush with a brainbuster
and then pinned Rush!

The Cage of Agony appeared on the big screen, saying they
had a message for MJF from the EVPs. At FORBIDDEN DOOR, MJF
will be facing Hechicero!

Excalibur informed us the match isn’t yet official,
regardless of what The Elite want.

AEW World Champion Swerve Strickland and AEW International
Champion Will Ospreay went Face-to-Face ahead of their match

Will: “Well Swerve here we are in the same ring at the same
time again. The last time we were in the ring together, you
said, ‘I can’t carry the weight of both worlds. I am more
than capable of doing that. I held three different
championships at three different continents at the same
time. Swerve I’m about to test you because you’re about to
find out what the world already knows. I’m the best wrestler
in the world today.”

Swerve: “See, Will, you already messed up. I’m the best
wrestler in the world today. We’ve been taking two different
career paths for the past five years, but it all culminates
at Forbidden Door. Don’t make me forget last year at
Forbidden Door, you beat Kenny Omega, but it wasn’t by
yourself. Are you going to have to get on the phone with Don
Callis to try to take this championship away from me?”

Will: “You think I need Don Callis. Trust me when I say this
bruv. I don’t need Don Callis. I can do this by myself. But
seeing you want to bring up what I did last year to Kenny
Omega, don’t stop there. Because after that it was Okada,
then Jericho. Bruv, while you had a hit row, I had a hit
list, and I didn’t miss one of them.

“Do you feel that pressure now in being in the world with
the best in the world. This is your first ever pay-per-view
main event as champion. Everyone is here to see you. What if
that kill shot that you promised me is just centimeters off?
Whatever move I hit, the next morning you’ll wake up without
that championship. The pain that you feel if I use the Tiger
Driver ’91, you won’t walk out of the arena alive.”

Swerve: “I go off of certainties. This is your first pay-
per-view main event, period. I don’t have any friends. I got
rid of them. Anyone I had to go through to get the
championship, they are in the grave. They are numbers to me.

“What if I break your leg at Forbidden Door? Who is Will
Ospreay then? You can break my legs or arms and I can still
walk out of Forbidden Door, and I am still the mogul. You’ve
got to sacrifice and sacrifice to get into the position that
I’m in. You’ll have to sacrifice the love of your family,
and I don’t think you’re willing to do that.”

Will: “Don’t you dare mention my son again. Don’t you dare
make this personal, bruv.”

Prince Nana: “Guys, this is not the place or time. You need
to save all the emotion for Forbidden Door!” Whose house?”

Will: “My house!”

Swerve: “Cut the damn music! Will, I’ve got a question for
you. What if I do want to make this personal? Because when
it comes to this AEW World Championship, it’s always
personal. So, when you go home, send my regards to your wife
and son again!”

Ospreay jumped back into the ring and he and Swerve got into
each other’s faces.

The Don Callis Family was watching backstage. Callis assured
them that it’d all be fine, despite Trent saying that Will
betrayed them. “Guys, it’ll all be fine,” said Callis to
Trent, Fletcher, and Takeshita.

All Star 8-Man Tag Match!

ROH World Champion Mark Briscoe, “Freshly Squeezed” Orange
Cassidy, Top Flight’s Dante Martin, & Kyle O’Reilly
Roderick Strong, Zack Sabre Jr., & Don Callis Family’s ROH
World TV Champion Kyle Fletcher and Konosuke Takeshita!

Both teams brawled with one another outside the ring.
Briscoe chopped at Fletcher. Kyle Fletcher flew out of the
ring with a tope suicida to Mark Briscoe. Cassidy hit
Takeshita with a dropkick. Sabre put Orange in an Octopus
Hold in the ropes. Dante jumped off the top rope and wiped
out the entire pile of opposition outside the ring!

Takeshita cold cocked Orange with a huge haymaker. Roderick
Strong tagged himself in and he and Takeshita began to
argue. Kyle O’Reilly hit both of them with round kicks.
Roddy and Kyle exchanged chops. Kyle caught Roddy’s chop and
drove Roddy’s shoulder into the mat. Dante grabbed a tag and
took down Strong and Sabre with a hurricanrana.

Dante was double teamed by Takeshita and Fletcher. Takeshita
power bombed Dante off the top rope with an assist from
Fletcher. Dante’s teammates ran in to break up the pin
attempt on Dante.

The fans chanted “This is awesome! This is awesome!”

Dante was able to make the tag to Briscoe. Mark cleaned
house on Roddy and Fletcher with redneck kung fu. Takeshita
gouged Mark’s eyes. Briscoe retaliated with a Death Valley
Driver and then the Froggy Bow. Orange dropped an elbow on
Takeshita after some great team work from Dante and Kyle.
Sabre grabbed Orange’s ankle in the corner while Takeshita
hit a helluva kick.

Takeshita cracked Dante with a jumping knee strike. Orange
pulped Takeshita with a Stun Dog Millionaire. Dante blasted
Takeshita with a cannonball. Briscoe jumped off the apron
with a neck breaker to Takeshita. Sabre countered the Stun
Dog Millionaire and went for a pin, but Kyle O’Reilly jumped
in to break up the pin attempt.

Roddy planted Cassidy onto the mat. Roddy charged in but
O’Reilly pushed Cassidy out of the way and took the knee
strike for Orange. Orange walloped Roddy with the Orange
Punch and then pinned Roddy!

After the match, Jack Perry wiped out Dante Martin with a
blindside shot. Briscoe and Takeshita fought their way up
the ramp. Orange and Sabre got face to face in the ring
ahead of their match at Forbidden Door.

Don Callis was with Rush backstage offering him a shoulder
after Rush’s loss.

Callis walked away before Rush said anything.

“Always recruiting,” said Excalibur.

AEW World Tag Team Championship Eliminator Match!
The Young Bucks (c.)—EVPs Matthew & Nicholas Jackson
The Acclaimed— “Platinum” Max Caster & Anthony Bowens!

Backstage, Okada pulled the plug on Caster’s rap. Bowens
back dropped Nicholas onto the ramp. In the ring, Caster
connected with European Uppercuts to Matthew. Bowens tagged
in and connected with the Scissor Me Timbers on Nicholas.

Matthew grabbed a tag, but Caster was waiting for him with
hip tosses. The Bucks double teamed Caster until Caster made
the tag to Bowens. Bowens tried to plan on his left leg, but
it gave out on him. Matthew cracked Bowens with a stinging
superkick! Nicholas crushed Bowens with a senton.

The Bucks were looking for the EVP Trigger on Bowens, but
Bowens blocked it. Bowens got kicked in his injured leg by
Matthew. Nicholas superkicked Bowens. The Bucks pumped up
their Reeboks and then smashed Bowens with a superkick
party! Bowens broke up the pin attempt on Caster.

Matthew blocked the ref’s vision with his body and hit a low
blow on Bowens. The Bucks rocked Bowens with an EVP Trigger,
but Caster jumped in to break up the pin attempt. The Bucks
double teamed Bowens and Nicholas covered Bowens, but Bowens
kicked out at the two-count!

Matthew punished Bowens in the injured left thigh with
kicks. Matthew grabbed a tag title and went to strike Bowens
with it but Bowens ducked and the ref pulled the belt away
from Matthew. Nicholas ran into the ring with his title
belt, Bowens ducked again, and this time Nicholas
inadvertently connected with a belt shot to Matthew! Bowens
planted Matthew with the Arrival! Caster followed up with
the Mic Drop and pinned Matthew!

Daddy Ass sprinted to the ring and helped the Acclaimed
celebrate after the match!

Samoa Joe and HOOK were backstage, and they went into the
Premier Athletes’ locker room.

There was a note waiting for Joe and HOOK. The Premier
Athletes challenged Hook and Samoa Joe to a three on three
match at Collision.

Samoa Joe: “So we got a fist fight this weekend, you all

Hook: “Bet.”

Shibata (via phone translator): “I am going to smash them.”

Up Next: AEW Women’s World Championship Contract Signing for
FORBIDDEN DOOR between champion “Timeless” Toni Storm and
Mina Shirakawa!

Mariah May hosted the contract signing. Mariah May told them
she loved both of them, and no matter what happened at
Forbidden Door…

Mina: “Mariah, shut up. Toni, in Stardom, you are a legend.
In AEW, you became a star, but as champion, you got soft.
You got weak. Everybody says, ‘we want Mina.’ Nobody wants
you. At Forbidden Door, I take your title and my girl.”

Toni: “Raise your voice like that to her again and I’ll slap
you. You don’t want Toni Storm? Well, this buffet is wide
open so grab a bowl and line up. Because darling, I have
some advice for you. Chin up, tits out, and watch for the

They both signed the contract and made the match official.

Mariah May: “Well it’s official!”

Mina: “Mariah, you must choose. Me or her?”

Saraya and Harley Cameron walked onto the ramp!

Saraya: “Shut up! I am so sick of this, and I am so sick of
you! And you know what, I didn’t come alone.”

Anna Jay snuck up and pulled Mina out of the ring and rammed
her into the steel ring post. Saraya attacked Mariah May.
Anna Jay and Harley Cameron propped up the table against the
turnbuckles. Saraya grabbed Mariah but Toni Storm protected
Mariah May, wiped out Anna Jay and Harley with her shoe.
Toni charged at Saraya with a hip attack, but Saraya moved
out of the way and Toni crashed through the table. Mariah
May stood back on the ramp with Mina!

The Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament Quarterfinal

Kris Statlander (with Stokely Hathaway) vs. Nyla Rose!

Nyla connected with a cross body press on Kris. Nyla tried
climbing the turnbuckles, but Kris charged at her, knocking
Nyla to the arena floor. Statlander stomped Nyla. Nyla Rose
hit Kris with a clothesline, knocking Kris for a loop. Nyla
charged in with a cannonball for a near fall.

Kris escaped the Beast Bomb and rocked Rose with an ax kick
across the back of the neck! Stat attempted a 450 from the
top but Nyla moved out of the way. Nyla hit a back elbow on
Statlander for a near fall. Statlander spiked Nyla Rose with
a tombstone piledriver and scored the pin!

“Statlander advances to the semifinal round,” said

Stokely: “Willow, after what we did last week, I know you
want to bust our asses, but if you lay a hand on us, you’ll
be in jail.”

Willow appeared on the big screen.

Willow: “Congrats on your win. I don’t know if you’ve seen
the brackets, but I’ve got Serena Deeb on Friday night on
Rampage. And when I win and move on to the second round,
there will be no more running. I’ll get to whoop your ass,
Kris, and move one step closer to my goal of Wembley

Renee Paquette was backstage with Private Party!

Marq Quen: “Chris Jericho learned Private Party ain’t no

FTW Champion “The Learning Tree” Chris Jericho interrupted,
along with Big Bill and “Bounty Hunter” Bryan Keith!

Jericho: “You did get the upper hand on us last week but you
kind of cheated to do it. This week’s lesson is this, when
you’re facing luchadores on Rampage, like I did in Mexico, I
always avoided the pile driver. I always said, ‘That doesn’t
work for me, brother.’”

Big Bill: “You guys made quite the first impression. Not all
first impressions are good. We are really looking forward to
our match on Collision. And good luck on Rampage.”

Daniel Garcia vs. Rhett Titus!

“Daddy Magic” Matt Menard joined the broadcast booth for
this match.

Garcia blasted Rhett with a shotgun dropkick in the corner.
Garcia followed up with a series of neck breakers. Garcia
planted Rhett head first and then pinned him.

After the match, the Gates of Agony double teamed Daddy
Magic! Brian Cage and Hechicero walked down the ramp toward
the ring. Cage and Hechicero assaulted Garcia with Cage
power bombing Garcia. MJF ran to the ring and charged at

MJF cleaned house on the Cage of Agony! Cage suplexed MJF as
MJF was dealing with Hechicero. Hechicero wrenched on MJF’s
arm until Will Ospreay came to the aid of MJF! Ospreay and
MJF clotheslined Cage and Hechicero out of the ring. MJF and
Ospreay backed into each other and then had a stare down as
the fans went bananas! Ospreay helped Garcia to his feet.

After a commercial break, Renee Paquette interviewed Will
Ospreay, asking him what that was about between him and MJF.

Will: “I don’t give a crap about MJF. I saw Daniel Garcia
needed help—”

Brian Cage came barreling towards Ospreay and challenged
Will to a match at Collision this Saturday. Will accepted
with the title on the line.

“Will see if that’s official but it sounds like it is,” said
Taz on commentary.

The Owen Hart Foundation Men’s Tournament Quarterfinal

Blackpool Combat Club’s Claudio Castagnoli vs. “The Bastard”

“American Dragon” Bryan Danielson was on commentary for this

Pac backed Claudio up with a dropkick. Claudio clocked Pac
with European Uppercuts. Pac whipped Claudio into the
barricade. Claudio clobbered Pac with a pop-up European

Pac wiped out Claudio with a hurricanrana off the apron. Pac
followed up with a moonsault. Claudio continued to clutch
his injured hip. Pac went for another moonsault, but Claudio
caught him. Pac countered with a DDT to Claudio on the arena
floor. Pac followed up with a springboard elbow drop.

Pac snapped Claudio with a release German Suplex. Pac took
Claudio down with thrust kicks. Pac climbed to the top
looking for the Black Arrow. Claudio moved and bulldozed Pac
with a running European Uppercut for a near fall on Pac!

Claudio hurled Pac around the ring with the Giant Swing!
Claudio nearly decapitated Pac with a running lariat.
Claudio hoisted up Pac, but Pac transitioned to the
Brutalizer! Claudio escaped and applied the Sharp Shooter.
Claudio gave up the Sharp Shooter and put Pac into the cross
face! Pac escaped and cradled Claudio for a near fall. After
a series of reversals, Pac rolled up Claudio and pinned him!

“It’s hard to out technique Claudio but Pac just did it. I’m
shocked and you can see the disappointment on Claudio’s
face,” said Danielson.

This Friday tune in to AEW RAMPAGE at 10/9c on TNT!

Don’t miss AEW COLLISION on Saturday on TNT at 8/7c from the
PPL Center in Allentown, PA!

Catch AEW DYNAMITE on TBS next Wednesday live at 8/7ct from
the KeyBank Arena in Buffalo, NY!

Get ready for AEW: FORBIDDEN DOOR 2024, live on pay-per-view
on Sunday, June 30th, from the UBS Arena in Long Island, NY!

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