It’s Wednesday night, and you know what that means …
All Elite Wrestling returns from the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois with the latest installment of their weekly two-hour AEW on TBS television program.
The road to AEW ALL OUT 2022 continues this week, as tonight’s show features the finals of the ongoing AEW Trios Tag-Team Title Tournament, as Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks take on Will Ospreay & Aussie Open.
Also scheduled is Jake Hager going one-on-one against Bryan Danielson, Toni Storm & Hikaru Shida battle Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D & Jamie Hayter.
Plus, we’ll hear from the new Undisputed AEW World Champion Jon Moxley, and the show will include a special Casino Ladder Quartet match with half the competitors scheduled for PPV match on Sunday takes place with Wheeler Yuta vs. Dante Martin vs. Rey Fenix vs. RUSH.
Featured below are complete AEW Dynamite results from Wednesday, August 31, 2022. The following report was written as the show aired live on TBS by PWMania.com reporter Matt Boone (@MattBoone0709).
AEW DYNAMITE RESULTS (8/31/2022)
The final episode of AEW Dynamite ahead of Sunday night’s AEW ALL OUT 2022 special event kicks off with the usual weekly theme song and video opening sequence.
From there, we shoot live inside the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates, near Chi-Town in Illinois. The commentators welcome us to the show and then we head to the ring for our opening segment.
Jon Moxley Kicks Off This Week’s Show …
“Wild Thing” plays and out comes the Undisputed AEW World Champion Jon Moxley. The leader of the “paradigm shift” in the industry heads to the ring, making his custom entrance through the crowd — which are obviously largely pro-CM Punk — whom Mox beat in a squash match last week to unify the AEW world titles.
The commentators address the mixed-bag reaction that Mox is getting from the Chicago Made audience. We then hear the top dog in the AEW men’s singles division begin to address the semi-hostile crowd.
Mox begins talking and he starts getting more positive reactions based on the comments he’s making — many of which are cryptic and/or shoot-style insider comments about the business.
Finally, he gets to the reason he’s in the ring with a microphone in his hand. He has a contract in-hand with an open spot for a signature. Whoever wants to fight the best AEW has to offer can provide their John Hancock on said-contract and that will make it official.
Mox’s theme plays again and as “Wild Thing” plays for the second time, we see The Second City go nuts inside NOW Arena as Ace Steel, a longtime friend of the aforementioned Chicago Made Punk heads out as the tune is still blaring through the in-house speakers.
He enters the ring, defiantly picks up the aforementioned contract, stuffs it in his pocket and exits the ring. The camera follows him up the entrance ramp to the back, as he power-walks with an intense facial expression on his grill to end the opening segment.
Daniel Garcia & Chris Jericho Believe In Each Other
Daniel Garcia believes in Chris Jericho.
He comes up to him as he’s taking part in a backstage interview with Tony Schiavone, and he tells the J.A.S. leader, possibly in undetected sarcastic / insincere fashion that he “believes in Jericho,” and that all Jericho has to do is “be the best version of himself.”
That’s good advice, right Daryl?!
Bryan Danielson vs. Jake Hager
Back to the office to get back to work comes “The American Dragon,” as Bryan Danielson heads to the ring for the first match of the evening.
The Blackpool Combat Club member settles inside the squared circle and his theme song dies down. Now the familiar sounds of the J.A.S. intro plays and then the entrance tune for MMA and pro wrestling cross-over star Jake Hager plays.
Hager heads down to the ring and settles inside. The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running with this one. We see some early back-and-forth action as Chris Jericho settles in on special guest commentary for this match.
After some good offensive spurts from both guys, we see the larger Hager start to take over control of things as we head to a mid-match commercial break.
Early on the offensive dominance is being displayed by Hager, as the former amateur wrestling standout and heavyweight contender in Bellator MMA focuses his attack on the lower back of “The American Dragon.”
We settle back in from the commercial break and we see Hager still in control of the match, but not for long. Danielson starts to fight his way back into competitive form and ultimately, begins taking over.
Danielson settles into the offensive driver’s seat and starts to turn up the intensity and violence levels as he smells blood in the water. He ends up securing his LeBell Lock finisher on Hager and nearly gets the win right there.
Instead, Hager hangs in and uses his large 6’6” frame to get to the bottom rope. The referee sees this and forces Danielson to break the hold. He obliges, but still remains in control of the offense, which leads to the finish of the match a minute or so later. Danielson picks up the win.
Winner: Bryan Danielson
After The Match: Daniel Garcia Stops Chris Jericho From Sneak Attack With Steel Chair
Once the match wraps up, we see things aren’t exactly over yet. Hager and Danielson start to go at it again, with the J.A.S. member attacking from behind.
Chris Jericho leaves his position at the commentary desk and heads down to the ring to join in on the post-match brawl.
Out comes Daniel Garcia from the back, who sprints to the ring just as Jericho hoists a steel chair over his head with intentions of waffling “The American Dragon” from behind.
Garcia yanks the chair from Jericho’s hands from the floor at ringside. As Jericho turns to react to him, he says something and then turns around into a big shot from Danielson, who catches him with a running knee.
Jericho is down. Danielson ends up exiting the ring, and turning to look at Garcia, who has his hands on his head in a “what did I just do?!” type of gesture.
Danielson heads to the back and Garcia is shown in a close-up shot as the post-match segment wraps up with Jericho also holding his head, but because of a knee he was just blasted with.
W. Morrissey vs. The Wing Men
The Wing Men come to the ring with picket signs like those you would see from union workers going on strike outside their place of employment.
The four-man group features Ryan Nemeth, Cesar Bononi, Peter Avalon, JD Drake. They cut a quick promo and declare AEW Dynamite the new “Wing Men Wednesday” setting for the quartet.
As they wrap up their quick comments, we hear some theme music playing. Out comes W. Morrissey and he heads to the ring.
After he nears the ring, the camera cuts to the entrance area again and we see Stokely Hathaway emerge, as he seems to be in scout-mode again.
He watches on intently as Morrissey takes out The Wing Men — with ease — and picks up the squash match victory in a handicap match not at all in his favor, strictly from a numbers perspective, of course.
After the victory in the one-against-four man bout, Morrissey is met by the aforementioned Hathaway at ringside. Stokely gives him one of the many business cards we have seen handed out over the past few weeks on AEW programming. The two end up leaving together.
Tony Schiavone tries to catch up with them for a quick comment and we hear Stokely Hathaway lose his cool. He tells Schiavone this isn’t his business. Schiavone says they’re doing a TV show and he’s an announcer/interviewer for said-show, so it is his business.
Stokely grabs him and yells again how it’s not his business. Stokely Hathaway and W. Morrissey continue heading to the back to end the post-match segment.
Don Callis Approaches Will Ospreay & Aussie Open
We shoot backstage where Alex Marvez is standing by with Will Ospreay and Aussie Open. He asks them about their showdown against Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks in the finals of the AEW Trios Tag-Team Championship Tournament later on during tonight’s show.
Up walks Don Callis before they can say much of anything. He tells Ospreay it’s been a long time since Japan and how it’s great to see him.
He claims to be impressed with Ospreay’s work thus far in AEW and mentions how many have called him “the next Kenny Omega.” He disagrees. He feels he’ll be the first Will “Bygod” Ospreay. He says he’s the guy everybody is talking about.
Dr. Britt Baker & Jamie Hayter vs. Toni Storm & Hikaru Shida
From there, we head back to the ring for our next match of the evening. The familiar sounds of the entrance music of Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. plays. Out comes the former AEW Women’s Champion along with her partner for this scheduled tag-team contest — Jamie Hayter.
The duo settle inside the ring and the commentators talk about how they have started to gain some success as a duo after failing many times prior to their current run anytime they worked as a team.
Toni Storm and Hikaru Shida also make their ring entrances and then the bell sounds to get this one off-and-running. After the early back-and-forth action, we shoot to a mid-match commercial break as the match continues.
When we return from the break we see the women’s tag-team showdown still in progress. Things build to the finish, which sees Kip Sabian once again remove the box from his head in his seat in the front row to get involved.
This happens after Baker is blasted while trying to get her glove put on her hand by Hayter for her trademark Lockjaw submission finisher. After Sabian’s involvement, we see Baker blasted while standing up by a roundhouse kick from Shida. She goes for the cover after that and gets the pin fall to give herself and Toni Storm the victory.
Winners: Toni Storm & Hikaru Shida
Miro, Sting & Darby Allin Hype AEW ALL OUT
We shoot to a quick pre-recorded promo-style segment featuring comments from “The Redeemer” Miro, “The Icon” Sting and Darby Allin.
The vignette starts off with Miro talking directly into the camera. He reacts to the attack he endured last week from The House of Black. He vows to “wreck the pagans” at AEW ALL OUT 2022 this coming Sunday night.
From there, the segment shows Sting and Darby Allin together and the duo talk directly into the camera about the same segment from last week’s show, as well as the PPV this coming weekend.
Kip Sabian Talks PAC & AEW All-Atlantic Championship
In an additional pre-recorded vignette, we see the recent Kip Sabian “Box-head” appearances in the crowd at AEW shows, as well as him finally removing the box and getting involved last week.
He vows that AEW All-Atlantic Champion PAC will be the first to “embrace the change” this Sunday at AEW ALL OUT 2022.
Christian Cage, Jungle Boy One-On-One Sit-Down With Jim Ross
We shoot backstage for a one-on-one sit-down interview between Jungle Boy and Christian Cage. Jim Ross is seated between them in somewhat of a moderator role.
The two go back-and-forth and mention some of their intense history, all-the-while promoting their scheduled showdown at this coming Sunday’s AEW ALL OUT pay-per-view.
CM Punk Pipe Bomb Leads To AEW ALL OUT 2022 Main Event
CM Punk’s music hits. As “Cult Of Personality” by Living Colour plays and the Chicago crowd goes bonkers, the former AEW World Champion makes his way down to the ring.
“The Best in the World” settles inside the squared circle and has a microphone in-hand.
It appears to be pipe bomb time.
He starts to talk, going down the recent history he has experienced since suffering a broken foot. He runs through the laundry list of bad luck he has dealt with and talks about how he shouldn’t have returned sooner than he was supposed to.
The wrestling legend starts to get choked up a bit as he mentions not being able to walk his dog Larry for weeks because of his issues with his recovery from surgery.
He points out his young sister in the front row and he mentions that it feels like he let her down with the squash match-style loss he suffered as a result of his own actions and decisions on last week’s show.
Punk says “maybe love isn’t enough anymore.” He gets choked up again. As he tries to continue, we see Ace Steel emerge from the back. Steel heads to the ring and he assures him that he didn’t let the fans down and he didn’t let his family down.
Steel continues his impassioned pep talk and after he borrows a quote from one Rocky Balboa and literally slaps some sense into his longtime friend, this starts to get Punk’s competitive spirits going as his facial expression starts to change. He gets fired up and starts talking with an intensity that is more fitting for his situation.
He takes his shirt off and shows an emoji tank-top. He gets the contract left in the ring by Moxley during the opening segment on tonight’s show, which as noted ended up being retrieved by Steel.
He continues talking and says, “they’ve been trying to kill me since I was born” after mentioning he came out of the womb with the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck. He continues, “And they ain’t found the man [who is] man enough to do it yet … and Jon Moxley, you ain’t him!”
From there, in similar fashion to Mox, Punk heads through the crowd. He references Moxley’s “Wild Thing” entrance tune and says he may be wild but claims he’s not wild enough. He says, “This is Chicago — where the weak are killed and eaten!”
He continues his walk through the sea of Chi-Town fans packed inside the NOW Arena and he stops and turns to the hard camera to wrap up an epic pipe-bomb promo segment. He ends up extending a challenge to Mox for a rematch in Chicago at ALL OUT 2022.
Mox has what he wanted, which is an opponent for his defense of the Undisputed AEW World Championship at this Sunday’s pay-per-view. The segment ends on that note. Great stuff from all involved in this one.
Wardlow & FTR vs. Jay Lethal & The Motor City Machine Guns
We head back inside the NOW Arena and back down to ringside where we get ready for our next match of the evening.
Wardlow’s music hits and out comes the TNT Champion. This one will see Wardlow and FTR join forces to battle the duo of Jay Lethal and The Motor City Machine Guns in six-man tag-team action.
The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running. From there, the action gets underway with a bang and it isn’t long before the bell sounds again, as the trio of Wardlow and FTR quickly pick-up the victory after Wardlow hits an assisted powerbomb symphony with the help of FTR for the foot-on-the-chest pin fall victory.
Winners: Wardlow & FTR
Jon Moxley Reacts To CM Punk’s Contract Signing For AEW ALL OUT
Jon Moxley is shown in the ring for the second time this evening. “The Purveyor of Violence” addresses the segment from earlier in the show featuring CM Punk.
Moxley talks about “The Best in the World” signing the dotted line and making their rematch for the Undisputed AEW World Championship at Sunday’s AEW ALL OUT 2022 pay-per-view official.
The top dog in the AEW men’s singles division tells Chicago’s favorite son to “expect a display of brutality and glorious pro-wrestling violence” when the two meet again inside the squared circle at Sunday’s special event.
Wheeler Yuta vs. Dante Martin vs. Rey Fenix vs. RUSH
Now we headback to the ring after returning from another commercial break. It’s time for our next match of the evening, which will be the late-addition to tonight’s show in the form of the AEW ALL OUT 2022 Casino Ladder Quartet match.
The bout features four of the competitors scheduled for the eight-man showdown in the trademark Casino Ladder Match at this Sunday’s highly-anticipated pay-per-view event.
The four men begin making their way to the ring. Out comes Blackpool Combat Club (NOT Blind Carbon Copy!) member Wheeler Yuta. As he heads to the ring, the BCC’s leader William Regal joins the gang for special guest commentary of this four-person showdown.
Also making their respective ring entrances are Dante Martin, Rey Fenix and RUSH. All four men are in the ring and the bell sounds to get this one off-and-running.
Kicking things off as the legal two men in the ring are Wheeler Yuta and RUSH. The action is fast-paced and intense straight out of the gate in this one, and it pretty much stays that way all the way through until the finish, which sees a seatbelt from Yuta on Dante Martin lead to the pin fall victory.
Winner: Wheeler Yuta
“Hangman” Adam Page Steps In To Help The Dark Order
We shoot backstage again where we see Tony Schiavone standing by with The Dark Order. It is announced that John Silver and Alex Reynolds are short one man for their scheduled AEW Trios bout as a result of Dark Order’s 10 not being able to compete at ALL OUT.
This leads to “Hangman” Adam Page walking up and approaching Silver and Reynolds. He tells them that he will take his rightful spot by their side for their battle against “Freshly Squeezed” Orange Cassidy and The Best Friends.
He tells them he wants to make sure that The Dark Order gets the success they deserve for being his friend. That’s how the segment wraps up.
Andrade El Idolo Appears To Have His Own Plans For 10
We shoot backstage once again where we see The Dark Order’s 10 on crutches due to the injury that is going to prevent him from being in the AEW Trios tournament final on AEW Rampage this Friday night.
By his side is Evil Uno. The two talk briefly until we see Andrade El Idolo and Jose The Assistant enter the scene and it seems the former has his own plans for Dark Order’s 10.
Kaboom! He ends up delivering a sucker shot to The Dark Order members, starting a brawl in the locker room. He beats the injured leg of 10 with a crutch and wallops Evil Uno with it as well.
AEW Trios Tag-Team Tournament Final
Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks vs. Will Ospreay & Aussie Open
It’s main event time here on the go-home edition of AEW Dynamite for this Sunday night’s ALL OUT 2022 pay-per-view.
The theme for The Elite trio of Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks plays and out comes three of the tentpole performers in AEW history to compete in the Dynamite Final of the AEW Trios Tag-Team Title Tournament.
Also making their entrances to the ring are their opponents, as Will Ospreay and Aussie Open make their way down to the squared circle and settle inside as well.
The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running with our final match of the evening here on the final AEW Dynamite before the big PPV event this Sunday night.
Kicking things off for their respective teams are Kenny Omega and Will Ospreay. They meet in the middle of the ring and collide like two opposite energy forms resulting in a tornado of crazy offense to get this one started with a bang.
The action continues to pick up as more bodies start filling up the ring and we see people flying all over the place as the crowd pops time and time again as a result of the impressive offensive display being shown by these six individuals.
As the match continues, we head to a mid-match commercial break. We return from the break a few minutes later to see the match still in progress and the commentators inform us that they will be sticking with this one as long as it takes, vowing to show the conclusion of this one regardless of whether or not it goes past the ten o’clock hour.
We see the trio of Ospreay, Mark Davis and Kyle Fletcher start to shift the offensive momentum in their favor. They come close to pulling off the victory, only to be stopped for one reason or another during each attempt.
Finally, the action boils over and we head into the finishing sequence of this week’s main event, which sees Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks advance in the AEW Trios Tag-Team Title Tournament with the victory after Omega connects on Fletcher with his trademark V-Trigger and One-Winged Angel.
The trio celebrate their victory in an excellent headline bout on the final Dynamite leading into ALL OUT 2022. That’s how this week’s show goes off the air. Thanks for joining us!
Winners and ADVANCING in the AEW Trios Tag-Team Tournament: Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks
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