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AEW Dynamite – May 18

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AEW Dynamite – May 18

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Dynamite Results

*Live from Houston, TX.

(1)  Owen Hart Men’s Quarterfinal: Samoa Joe defeats Johnny Elite…Joe kicks out of Starship Pain and follows with the MuscleBuster for the win (10:31)…AFTER…Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt, & Satnam Singh attack Joe…including Lethal hitting Joe in the shoulder with a steel pipe…Best Friends run then off.

*Jeff Hardy backstage with Lexi…Young Bucks interrupt to tell Jeff to take the night off…Matt Hardy warns the Bucks not to interfere.

*CM Punk joins commentary for…

(2)  Hangman Adam Page defeats Konosuke Takeshita…Page hits a 2nd Buckshot Lariat, then takes Takeshita up in the fireman’s carry, gives a look to Punk at the commentary desk, & hits the GTS for the win (12:13)…AFTER…CM Punk smirks at the champ from in front of the ‘tron…Hangman trades a glance before shoving Punk aside & heading backstage with the world title.

*Fuego del Sol & Dark Order have the numbers in their favor this week when they face House of Black.

(3)  Swerve Strickland & Keith Lee defeat WorkHorsemen…Spirit Bomb/Swerve Stomp combo on Henry, Lee covers for the win (02:23)…AFTER…Lee announces that they’ve become a top 5 tag team with that win…Ricky Starks & Powerhouse Hobbs interrupt…unpleasant words exchanged…Jurassic Express & Christian Cage join the discussion…Christian proposes a triple threat tag for the titles at Double or Nothing…AND…Jungle Boy vs. Ricky Starks vs. Swerve next week.

*Kris Statlander & Red Velvet backstage with Schiavone…nothing personal about their upcoming match in the tournament…both of these former friends have changed…Jade Cargill interrupts, mostly to tell Tony to cut the shit.

*MJF & Shawn Spears to the ring…cheap heel heat from the Houston crowd…Wardlow joins them, remaining cuffed for his 10 lashes…Wardlow barely reacts to 7 lashes from MJF, so Spears takes over…same reaction…MJF kicks Wardlow low, Spears chases the ref away…MJF delivers a right hand with the Dynamite Ring…Spears gives Wardlow his C-4 Death Valley Driver & MJF practices his 3 count.

*Roppongi Vice backstage…they’re looking for a shot at FTR & the ROH tag titles.

(4)  Owen Hart Men’s Quarterfinal: Kyle O’Reilly defeats Rey Fenix…Fenix attempts a rolling cutter but O’Reilly grabs an armbar, switches sides to the arm he’s been working on all match, & eventually splits Fenix’s s-grip & gets him to tap for the submission win (12:01).

*Bryan Danielson accompanies William Regal to the ring…Jon Moxley comes through the crowd with Eddie Kingston, Santana, & Ortiz…the Jericho Appreciation Society stops the sing-a-long at the top of the ramp…Regal & Jericho have an excellent back & forth…Jericho tries to suggest Stadium Stampede…Mox cuts him off & counters with 5-on-5 Gang Warfare under whatever name you like…Kingston wants a fight right now…the JAS walk off…Kingston & Danielson almost get into it as the segment ends.

*Matt Sydal & Dante Martin backstage…they’ll give the Blackpool Combat Club the fight they’re looking for on Rampage this week.

(5)  Owen Hart Women’s Quarterfinal: Britt Baker defeats Maki Itoh…Baker sinks in LockJaw for the submission win (06:44)…AFTER…Toni Störm out in front of the ‘tron for a stare down with her semifinal opponent.

*Serena Deeb interrupts Schiavone in the ring…she didn’t like Tony picking Thunder Rosa over her…Deeb then calls out Dustin Rhodes…he picked Rosa, too…Thunder Rosa down to the ring as Deeb slaps Dustin…Rosa drops the belt & Deeb smashes her in the head with it.

(5)  Owen Hart Men’s Semifinal: Adam Cole defeats Jeff Hardy…Cole jumps Hardy on the ramp during his entrance & we’re off…Hardy misses a Swan-ton Bomb…Cole counters with the Boom knee for the win (07:07)…AFTER…the Young Bucks down…they get the Hardys’ attention for Cole to attack both Hardys from behind…Darby Allin & Sting down…reDRagon join in…O’Reilly Pillman-izes Sting’s ankle as the show ends in mayhem.



+ Red Velvet vs. Kris Statlander – Owen Hart Women’s Quarterfinal

+ House of Black vs. Fuego del Sol, Evil Uno, & llll llll

+ Shawn Spears in action

+ Hook & Danhausen in action

+ Blackpool Combat Club vs. Matt Sydal & Dante Martin


AEW  DYNAMITE PREVIEW – May 25, 2022 – Las Vegas, NV.

+ Shawn Spears vs. Wardlow – Steel Cage Match (with MJF as special referee)

+ CM Punk & Hangman Adam Page face-to-face

+ AEW’s 3 Year Anniversary

+ Kyle O’Reilly vs. Samoa Joe – Owen Hart Men’s Semifinals

+ Owen Hart Women’s Semifinals


AEW  DOUBLE OR NOTHING PPV – Sunday, May 29, 2022 – Las Vegas, NV.

+ Hangman Adam Page (c) vs. CM Punk – for the AEW World Championship

+ Thunder Rosa (c) vs. Serena Deeb – for AEW Women’s Championship

+ Owen Hart Tournament Men’s Final

+ Owen Hart Tournament Women’s Final

+ MJF vs. Wardlow **if Wardlow beats Shawn Spears inside the cage

+ Jurassic Express (c) vs. Ricky Starks & Powerhouse Hobbs vs. Swerve Strickland & Keith Lee – Triple Threat Match for the AEW Tag Team Championship

+ BUY IN: HookHausen vs. Tony Nese & Mark Starling


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