Last night’s AEW Dynamite saw a stacked card. Adam Cole and Jeff Hardy collided in a huge main event while AEW World Champion Hangman Adam Page faced off against Konosuke Takeshita and so much more.
Plus, there were two surprise debuts as the joker cards were revealed for the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Quarter Finals in both the men’s and the women’s divisions.
Samoa Joe def Joker Card- Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Quarter Final
The first of three Owen Hart Foundation Tournament kicks off the night with Samoa Joe taking on a mystery opponent in the quarter-finals of the men’s division.
The mystery opponent was revealed to be Johnny Elite otherwise known as John Morrison in the WWE.
Samoa Joe demonstrated his power and strength against the athletic Elite from the get-go levelling him with a series of devastating chops.
Elite would regain momentum and almost pick up the victory over the ROH World TV Champion, but a failed Starship Pain attempt allowed Joe to take advantage and hit Elite with the Muscle Buster to pick up the victory.
AEW World Champion Hangman Adam Page def Konosuke Takeshita-
Number one contender for the AEW World Championship CM Punk joined on commentary to scout his Double Or Nothing opponent Adam Page as he went one on one with the impressive Konosuke Takeshita.
Takeshita would show great offence in the bout, levelling
the AEW World Champion with an array of devastating moves ranging from a blue thunder bomb to the Last Ride powerbomb.
However, it would be the AEW World Champion Hangman Adam Page to pick up the victory, sending a message to his opponent Punk as he hits him with a Buckshot Lariat followed up with the GTS to pick up the victory.
Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland def The Workhorsemen-
Swerve and Keith Lee looked to continue building tag team momentum as they took on The Workhorsemen’s JD Drake and Anthony Henry.
Swerve and Lee would dominate, utilising their chemistry to lay out Drake and Henry with a series of tag team moves before finishing Henry off with a modified stomp powerbomb to pick up the victory.
Warlow receives 10 lashes off MJF-
The first of Wardlow’s stipulations to face MJF took place as MJF looked to hit Wardlow with 10 devastating lashes.
Wardlow didn’t flinch as he took the lashes, MJF would follow up and connect with a low blow which dropped the big man. MJF and Spears would continue to attack the big man before Spears dropped him with the C4.
Kyle O’Reilly def Rey Fenix- Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Quarter-Finals
O’Reilly and Fenix looked to advance to the semi-finals where they would be taking on ROH TV Champion Samoa Joe.
O’Reilly demonstrated his submission work in this bout, dissecting Fenix limb by limb.
Fenix did regain momentum in the bout, utilising his athleticism to ground O’Reilly. However, a rolling cutter reversal from O’Reilly allowed him to lock in the cross armbar to secure the victory.
Dr Britt Baker D.M.D def Joker Card- Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Quarter-Finals
Baker looked to advance to the semi-finals of the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament as she took on a mystery opponent, similar to how Samoa Joe did earlier in the night.
Her opponent was revealed to be Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling’s, Maki Itoh.
Baker dominated the opening moments of the bout, showcasing that vicious side that we were so familiar with in her AEW Women’s Championship reign.
Itoh would regain some momentum but ultimately tap out to the Lockjaw.
Baker will take on Toni Storm in the semi-finals.
Adam Cole def Jeff Hardy- Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Semi-Finals.
After victories over Darby Allin and FTR’s Dax Harwood, Adam Cole and Jeff Hardy went to war in a huge main event that determined who would have the first stop in the final of the Owen Hart Tournament.
It would be a back and forth contest with Hardy landing the stronger of the lariats on Cole.
However, a failed Swanton Bomb attempt allowed Cole to hit the BOOM to pick up a huge victory over the charismatic enigma.
Post-match saw The Young Bucks standoff with The Hardyz before Cole assisted the assault. Sting emerged to the ring laying waste to Kyle O’Reilly.
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