t’s Wednesday night, and you know what that means …
All Elite Wrestling returns with the latest edition of their weekly Dynamite show, which airs live on TBS this evening at 8/7c from the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
On tap for tonight’s program is CM Punk vs. Jon Moxley in the AEW Championship unification match, Death Triangle vs. United Empire in the semifinals of the AEW Trios Tag-Team Title Tournament, Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara meet face-to-face, Billy Gunn vs. Colten Gunn, Britt Baker vs. KiLynn King, Dax vs. Jay Lethal, we hear from Ricky Starks and more.
Featured below are complete AEW Dynamite on TBS results from Wednesday, August 24, 2022.
AEW DYNAMITE RESULTS (8/24/2022)
This week’s show kicks off with the usual opening video package and then we shoot inside the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, OH. for tonight’s show.
Daniel Garcia: Chris Jericho Wants An Apology, Bryan Danielson Wants To See A Wrestler
Jim Ross and company welcome us to the broadcast from the announce desk and then we head down to the ring for our opening action here on this week’s two-hour AEW on TBS program.
The show will kick off with the advertised Chris Jericho segment. The J.A.S. intro “Sports entertainers” soundbyte plays and then “Judas” hits.
We hear the fans singing along as Chris Jericho makes his way down to the ring while Taz talks on commentary about how he wants an answer from Daniel Garcia tonight.
He gets on the mic and mentions how he wants some answers regarding what happened in his match recently with interference from one of his favorite members of the J.A.S.
With that said, out comes Daniel Garcia looking semi-hesitant and unsure. He settles in the ring and Jericho again brings up what happened, before telling him things will be fine after he hears his apology.
Garcia doesn’t seem interested in giving an apology. He then mentions how he hopes anyone was watching from his cousin to others he has known all his life when he had his match with “The American Dragon” Bryan Danielson.
Now we hear music playing to bring out the Blackpool Combat Club member himself. Danielson heads to the ring to a nice pop and then joins Garcia and Jericho for the rest of the segment.
He tells Garcia he can be whatever he wants to be. He says he respects them — wrestling — last week. He agrees with all of the AEW fans that say he is a wrestler. The crowd pops.
Jericho responds after Danielson finishes up and he tells him to clearly pronounce himself a sports entertainer. Garcia says he can’t deal with his idol and mentor both demanding things from him in front of all these people in the building.
He tells them to leave him alone and as he goes to walk out, Jericho grabs his arm. Garcia turns and shoves him down and walks off as fans chant “You deserve it!” at Jericho.
Danielson is still in the ring and he delivers an additional line after Garcia exits. He sees Jericho getting back up and mentions that he isn’t a big sports entertainment fan, he must admit that what Garcia just did to Jericho was entertaining.
Jericho responds by saying he’s sick of people referring to Danielson as the best wrestler of all-time. He says he’s kept up and set trends time and again for decades and happens to also be the last surviving member of the Hart Dungeon in Canada. He says he remembers every hold. He is the Lionheart.
Danielson asks the question who is truly better — “The American Dragon” Bryan Danielson (he almost said Daniel Bryan) and “The Lionheart” Chris Jericho. He says we can find out if they have a match right here tonight. Jericho asks if he wants “Lionheart” vs. “The American Dragon.” He says you got it — but on September 4th at AEW ALL OUT 2022.
The leader of the J.A.S. then tells Danielson to watch his back — because from now until ALL OUT he’ll never know when it’s gonna happen. With that said the crowd “ooh’s” and “ahh’s” and then we see Jake Hager hit the ring from behind and attack Danielson. He leaves him laying and heads to the back with Jericho as “Judas” plays again.
Dax Harwood vs. Jay Lethal
The commentators then react to the opening segment briefly before running down some of the scheduled action still to come on tonight’s show.
With that said, we head back to the ring for our first match of the evening. The FTR theme hits to bring out Dax Harwood, who is ready for one-on-one action in the opening contest here tonight.
Harwood settles in the ring to chants and loud pops from the fans. His music dies down and now the theme plays to bring out Jay Lethal.
Lethal emerges from the back accompanied by Satnam Singh and Sonjay Dutt. The trio shake hands and then Lethal heads to the ring by himself as Singh and Dutt head to the back per Lethal’s request.
The commentators show respect to Lethal for that decision and then refer to this as a “pure atheletes dream match.” The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running with this one.
We see some good back-and-forth action and then as Lethal starts to gain the upper-hand, we head to a mid-match commercial break as the match continues.
When we return from the commercials, we see Lethal on the top-rope as Harwood is laid out below in the ring. He leaps off for a flying elbow, but Harwood avoids getting caught and Lethal crashes and burns.
From there, we see Harwood start to avoid Lethal’s next attempted offensive moves and he hooks his arms on his waist. He begins sending Lethal for a ride, hitting a few German suplexes before turning and hitting an inside-out release suplex.
We see Harwood go on a nice run from there, including some close near-finishes with sit-down power bombs into pin attempts. Sonjay Dutt runs down and he and Harwood collide heads. Lethal rolls up off of that but Harwood manages to kick out. They begin trading back-and-forth pin attempts and then Lethal holds Harwood’s tights on a roll-up and steals the win with the pin fall.
Winner: Jay Lethal
The Motor City Machine Guns Join AEW Trios Tournament
After the match, Sonjay Dutt announces it will be Jay Lethal teaming with two close, personal friends of theirs The Motor City Machine Guns. With that said, out comes Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin as Lethal’s partners for the AEW Trios tournament.
Interim AEW Women’s Champion Announcement
We shoot backstage to Tony Schiavone who is standing by with Thunder Rosa. A tearful Rosa reveals she is dealing with an injury and as a result, can not defend the women’s title right now. Because of this, at 9/4 at ALL OUT, there will be an Interim AEW Women’s Champion crowned in a four-way match.
Colten Gunn vs. Billy Gunn
Now it’s time to head back to the ring for our next match of the evening. Out comes Colten Gunn along with his brother Austin Gunn. The fans chant “Ass Boys” and “Donkey Boys” at The Gunn Club duo.
They settle in the ring and their music dies down. Now Billy Gunn makes his way out, as does The Acclaimed — Max Caster and Anthony Bowens.
Following a loud “Scissor Me” chant started by Anthony Bowens on their entrance promo, the bell sounds and we see the first-ever father-versus-son match in AEW get underway.
Colten avoids the attack from Billy early on as fans chant “Who’s your daddy?!” just like another wrestling show recently. As the action continues, we head to a mid-match commercial break.
When we return, we see the action still ongoing in the ring between Colten and Billy. While they duke it out, we see Stokely Hathaway attack The Acclaimed from behind with a boombox on the floor. He had been scouting The Gunn Club throughout the match from the crowd.
We see Colten then hit his Colt 45 finisher for the win over his father in the ring. Stokely Hathaway gets in the ring after the match and again makes his interest in the duo clear. They seem to be on board now. Keith Lee and Shane “Swerve” Strickland come out to run off The Gunn Club.
Winner: Colten Gunn
Death Triangle Won’t Kill, But Will Murder United Empire
We see Death Triangle on one side and United Empire on the other as Tony Schiavone talks to the pair of three-man teams backstage in the interview zone.
They hype up their match later tonight. Death Triangle vows not to kill United Empire, but promise they will murder them. They say tonight they’ll find this out the hard way.
Dr. Britt Baker vs. KiLynn King
Now we head back inside the arena where the theme song for Dr. Britt Baker plays. The first-ever Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament winner makes her way out.
The former AEW Women’s Champion settles in the ring and her music dies down. Out next is KiLynn King, who also makes her way to the squared circle.
We hear the bell and this one is off-and-running. We see some good back-and-forth action and Baker starts to take over. King fights back fairly quickly, however, and starts to pull ahead while receiving the adoration from her hometown fans.
As good as King showed herself in this one, when all was said-and-done, Baker gets her LockJaw finisher on King and pulls off the submission victory.
After the match ends, we see Baker get on the mic and mock Rosa for not being able to defend her title due to injury. She points out she did her entire run as champion defending the title with a broken wrist — because that’s what champions do.
Next out we see Toni Storm hit the ring, but she is met with an attack by Jamie Hayter. Baker taunts her as this happens.
Winner: Dr. Britt Baker
Swerve In Our Glory Helped Their Next Title Challengers
We shoot to the backstage area where Tony Schiavone is standing by with Keith Lee and Shane “Swerve” Strickland. The Swerve In Our Glory tag-team champions of AEW inform The Acclaimed that they didn’t only run out there and chase off The Gunn Club because they like them, but because they feel they would make good opponents for their next big title defense.
AEW Championship Unification Match
Interim AEW Champion Jon Moxley vs. AEW Champion CM Punk
It’s time for two world champions in All Elite Wrestling to become only one. Out comes Jon Moxley to the sounds of “Wild Thing,” as he makes his way to the ring with his custom entrance through the crowd.
The fans give him a nice reception coming out and J.R. assures us on commentary that he’s here to fight. He settles in the ring and the fans continue making noise as “The Purveyor of Violence” looks amped up and ready for a fight.
Now the familiar sounds of “Cult of Personality” plays as the Chicago Made Punk emerges from the back and heads to the ring inside the middle of the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, OH., after, of course, proclaiming it “clobbering time!”
“The Dapper Yapper” Justin Roberts handles the formal ring introductions of each man as they remain in the ring. The crowd gives both guys tons of love. Senior official Paul Turner draws the assignment for this one. The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running with this highly anticipated showdown.
We see Punk faring well early on, but favoring his broken foot / ankle / leg. Mox ends up noticing this almost immediately and he ambushes Punk in the corner.
He goes wild on him, jumping on his surgically repaired ankle and foot. The commentators keep pointing out that Punk maybe came back too soon. They also underline the fact that Mox showed the ruthlessness necessary when the AEW World Championship is on-the-line.
Mox ends up hitting Punk with back-to-back finishers and goes for the cover. 1-2-3. “CM Punk just got his ass kicked!” is the call from “Good Ole’ J.R.” Moxley is no longer the Interim champion, but instead the full-on AEW World Champion.
Mox celebrates with his title after the match, while doctors and medical staff check on Punk and his surgically repaired bum wheel. They help him out of the ring and help him to the back as Mox exits through the crowd to support from the fans.
Winner and now UNDISPUTED AEW Champion: Jon Moxley
Christian Cage Accepts Jungle Boy’s Challenge
We shoot backstage to a special message from Christian Cage, who talks directly into the camera. He ends up accepting the challenge from Jungle Boy for ALL OUT.
Ricky Starks Gunning For Powerhouse Hobbs’ Head
Now we head back to the ring as we hear the sounds of the theme music of former FTW Champion and former Team Taz member “Absolute” Ricky Starks.
Starks makes his way to the ring and settles inside, where he grabs a mic. He talks about his ongoing issues with fellow former Team Taz member Powerhouse Hobbs.
He goes on to mention that he’s been told by plenty of veterans in the back that it’s show-business, not show-friends. He says he always understood that, but thought when it came to Hobbs, he was the exception. He thought they were friends.
“Absolute” Ricky Starks makes it clear that he understands they are not friends now. He says he sees Hobbs for the snake that he truly is and points out that where he’s from — they cut the heads off of snakes. The crowd pops.
AEW Trios Tag-Team Title Tournament
Death Triangle vs. United Empire
We hear the commentators run down some of the scheduled action for this week’s Rampage, next week’s Dynamite and the upcoming ALL OUT pay-per-view after we return from the commercial break following the Ricky Starks promo segment.
We shoot back to the ring as it’s time for our main event of the evening. We see the team of Death Triangle — “The Bastard” PAC and The Lucha Bros — Penta and Rey Fenix.
Also making their way to the ring is the team of United Empire, with Aussie Open — Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis, along with Will Ospreay.
The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running with our final match of the evening here on this week’s AEW Dynamite in Cleveland, OH.
As the action continues in the ring with Penta controlling the offense, we hear the commentators, which for this main event includes Don Callis, talking about the recent return of Kenny Omega. They mention the ongoing issues between Omega and Ospreay.
The Best Friends are also shown sitting at ringside with a vested interest in the outcome of this one after already advancing in the AEW Trios title tourney themselves.
We see the team of United Empire start to pull ahead into the offensive lead just as we break for a mid-match commercial break as the action in this main event showdown continues.
As we return from the break, we see the pace and intensity in this headline bout pick up. The near-falls start to get mixed in, with PAC nearly finishing off this one with a suplex into a pin after catching Ospreay stumbling back from a super kick.
Ospreay stumbles around some more trying to regain his marbles. Meanwhile, we see The Lucha Bros hit a double thrust kick on Davis and Fletcher. We see a dangerous double hurricanrana spot where Fenix was nearly dumped on his dome.
Ospreay and PAC pop up from the mat face-to-face, with eyes locked and looking ready to brawl. The crowd senses this and they light up, making tons of noise and breaking out in “AEW! AEW!” chants as these two trade shots back-and-forth in an attempt to knock out the other.
Things between Ospreay and PAC build to another massive spot where they head to the tip-top rope together and “The Bastard” connects on the United Empire member with a wild super avalanche brainbuster suplex that drops Ospreay right on his dome. Excalibur talks us into our final commercial break of the evening after they crash down to the mat below.
When we settle back in from the break, we see both teams amping up on offense looking for the finish. We eventually see Kip Sabian take the box off his head in the crowd for the first time, and he chooses now to strike. He ends up providing a big assist for United Empire, as Ospreay follows Sabian’s attack on the floor up with his finisher in the ring for the pin fall victory. With the win, United Empire advances in the ongoing AEW Trios title tourney.
Winners and ADVANCING in the AEW Trios Tag-Team Title Tournament: United Empire
Kenny Omega Makes His Target Clear To End AEW Dynamite
Once the match wraps up, we see the United Empire trio of Will Ospreay and Aussie Open celebrating their victory when out of nowhere, Kenny Omega’s theme music hits.
“The Cleaner” emerges alongside The Young Bucks and the crowd goes absolutely ballistic. Ospreay sits on the middle rope and waves Omega in, clearly inviting him down to the ring.
Omega and the Bucks opt to remain on the entrance aisle grilling United Empire while they stare daggers back through them as well. That’s how this week’s show goes off the air. Thanks for joining us!