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AEW DYNAMITE GRAND SLAM: Jon Moxley Becomes 3-Time World Champ, ‘The Acclaimed’ Win Tag Team Belts For 1st Time

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Wednesday night’s AEW Dynamite Grand Slam on TBS, direct from Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, New York was a stacked television card featuring multiple title bouts.

In the main event, Jon Moxley faced Bryan Danielson.  Both men, who are members of the Blackpool Combat Club, won their spots to battle for the AEW World Title in a tournament after previous champ, C.M. Punk was reportedly suspended and injured, causing the AEW World Title to be vacant.

The suspension came after an alleged backstage brawl following a press scrum where Punk after AEW’s All Out pay-per-view in Chicago got into altercations with the Elite (The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega).  The Elite had previously won the AEW Trios championship but were stripped of that title, as well.

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Going into Grand Slam, most AEW fans felt the momentum was for Danielson to win the belt.  However, it was not meant to be his night. Moxley pinned Danielson, with MJF looming in a stadium sky box complete with the large-sized poker chip that he won at All Out in the Casino Ladder Match (with the help of The Firm). MJF can cash that chip in and wrestle Moxley for the title at apparently, anytime. The smart bet is on MJF to become the next AEW World Champion given his rise in popularity with the audience, even though he is the master heel of the company. Bad boys rule!

In addition, in a history-making moment, The Acclaimed took down Swerve and Our Glory, to become first-time AEW World Tag Team Champions. The crowd was ready for the title to change hands, given this was a rematch between Anthony Bowens and Max Caster (The Acclaimed) vs. Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee (Swerve in Our Glory) from All Out.  The win makes Bowens AEW’s first LGBTQ Champion in its history.

Both Bowens and Caster took to social media after their popular victory.  Bowens shared: “When my Nana passed in 2015 I promised her I’d be a success. Nana, I made it! AEW’s first Gay Champion. Most tag team wins in AEW Most popular team in wrestling. EVERYONE LOVES THE ACCLAIMED.. your #ForeverChamps.”

While Caster shared: “YO! LISTEN! The Acclaimed are YOUR @AEW world champions. The People’s Choice. Winningest team. Best homegrown team. We are the New Legends.”

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Chris Jericho won his eighth pro-wrestling title in his iconic career, beating Claudio Castagnoli with a low blow to take home the Ring of Honor Heavyweight Championship.  In another shady maneuver, ‘The Bastard’ Pac used the ring bell hammer to clobber Orange Cassidy in the head to score the pin and retain the All-Atlantic Championship.

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Finally, in the ‘sudden arrival department’, Saraya (formerly known as WWE’s Paige) put all the AEW Women’s Division on notice, when she halted Dr. Britt Baker DMD, Jamie Hayter, Serena Deeb’s beat down of Athena and Toni Storm and make her presence known. Saraya made it clear that she is going to take over the Women’s Division.

So, what did you think of AEW Dynamite Grand Slam? What did you think of the championship outcomes?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below, and don’t forget to watch a special AEW Rampage Grand Slam two-hours even this Friday night on TNT (8pm ET).

 

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??????

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My thoughts also

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You do realize this is Michael Fairman TV right? You did read when he posted how his website was changing correct? I did.

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No, I have to say I didn’t read that. Thanks for the information.

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How doomed are the soaps ???

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I’m confused…why is this item on this particular site? Does this mean if I turn on ESPN, I’ll get updates on GENERAL HOSPITAL?

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Well… Stephen A Smith DOES appear on both, so it’s possible.

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I know they’ve always said that wrestling was a “testosterone soap opera” but…lol

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Michael, I didn’t know you cared

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Not a wrestling fan any longer, but I am a fan of hot pics LOL!

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davlestev1…As kids we would roll around in front of the tv when my Dad had “wrestling” on. Long ago outgrew it with no appeal as an adult. Also not into over muscled, grown, sweaty men who spend far too much time at the gym lifting weights. :))

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I know that wrestling is scripted and it’s sports entertainment, but I never thought I’d see the day that AEW made headlines over WWE.

Good Job Everybody!!!

AEW Dynamite

AEW DYNAMITE Third Anniversary Show Preview

Hard to believe, it’s already been three years since AEW Dynamite (TBS at 8pm ET) made its premiere on the TV landscape, and tonight AEW CEO and President, Tony Khan has a major show planned to celebrate and to further along some of the developing, and red-hot storylines. Khan has also promised that the show will go over 15 minutes, so look for a two-hour and 15-minute action packed night.

Emanating live from Washington D.C.’s Entertainment & Sports Arena, all eyes are on what could go down in the tag team match-up where Daniel Garcia will team with his idol, Bryan Danielson, to go up against ROH champ, Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara.

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As AEW fans know, Garcia has been a member of the Jericho Appreciation Society, but as of last week, and after weeks of a building separation, it looks like Garcia may be the next member in Danielson’s Blackpool Combat Club, or will he? Is a swerve coming? And if so on who? Danielson? We’re feeling that Garcia could be playing Bryan and is actually still with the JAS.  However, this match  also sets-up next week’s showdown between Danielson and Jericho for the ROH championship.

To kick-off the anniversary show, look for MJF to take on Wheeler Yuta. AEW’s bonafide star in MJF, took to Twitter to share: “I was the first match at ALL IN. I was in the first ever Dynamite. I’ll be in the first match for the 3 Year anniversary of Wednesday night Dynamite on @TBSNetwork against Wheelsy. I am @AEW …..as long as @TonyKhan keeps paying up #2024.”

AEW Tag Champs, The Acclaimed will be on hand to celebrate National Scissoring Day, but who will ruin their party? Smart bet is on Swerve Strickland, but could someone, or someones, interfere to start a new feud?

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Hangman Adam Page has a singles match against Rush, but something tells us that AEW champ Jon Moxley will somehow be involved given that Page will go against Moxley for the title on October 18th.  In addition, Wardlow defends his TNT Title against Brian Cage, and more.

In addition, Andrade El Idolo’s is in social media news this week after his verbal altercation on the platform with Sammy Guevara. This comes on top of his ‘career is on the line’ match for Friday’s AEW Rampage, when he goes up against Dark Order’s 10 to claim his mask if he wins. Will Guevara figure into the ending of the match? Stay tuned.

So, which match are you looking forward to on AEW Dynamite’s third anniversary edition tonight? Comment below.

 

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