Here is your post-AEW Dynamite fight size update for Wednesday, August 17, 2022.
- The show fittingly opened with a clash between The American Dragon and The Dragon Slayer. On the night when AEW Dynamite was presented by the new "Game of Thrones" spinoff, "House of the Dragon", the two foes clashed in a 2 Out Of 3 Falls Match that turned into an instant classic. By the end, both men were bleeding, and Danielson made Garcia pass out.
- Jungle Boy and Christian Cage have been feuding for a number of weeks, and their rivalry reached a new level on Wednesday. The former AEW World Tag Team Champion challenged Cage to a match at All Out, and the veteran tried to manipulate Jungle Boy's heart by saying they were a family and he wanted to take him to the promised land. Jungle Boy saw right through it and attacked Cage. He ended up slamming his enemy into the steel steps until officials separated them.
- Toni Storm kept rolling on Wednesday. She picked up another win, this time in a singles match against KiLynn King, before the broadcast team announced that she will challenge Thunder Rosa for the AEW Women's World Championship at AEW All Out.
A hard-fought victory for Toni Storm, and #AEW Women's World Champion Thunder Rosa is keeping a close eye on the number 1 contender for the championship! Watch #AEWDynamite LIVE on TBS right now! pic.twitter.com/0V3kNfPOP3— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) August 18, 2022
- Daniel Garcia might be doubting his allegiance to the Jericho Appreciation Society. After his match with Bryan Danielson, Chris Jericho attacked the veteran, and Garcia pulled the JAS leader away. They had a heated confrontation, and Jericho later stated that he wants to have a face-to-face conversation with Garcia next week, where the latter will be forced to pick a side.
- The Gunn Club picked up an easy win over The Varsity Blonds before they turned on their father, Billy Gunn. But The Acclaimed made the save and, for the first time since Billy betrayed them, Anthony Bowens shouted, "Scissor me, Daddy Ass," and they did.
- Ahead of their title match on AEW Rampage, Private Party made it clear that they're feeling confident, while Swerve in Our Glory noted that this will be the closest the challengers ever get to the titles.
#PrivateParty plan on bringing home the titles this Friday on #AEWRampage at 10pm ET/9pm CT & 10pm PT on TNT when they face the #AEW World Tag Team Champions #SwerveInOurGlory!#AEWDynamite LIVE on TBS! pic.twitter.com/IJsIJMi5Fs— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) August 18, 2022
- Sonjay Dutt, Jay Lethal, and Satnam Singh challenged FTR and The Pinnacle to a trios match at AEW All Out. FTR stated that you don't mess with The Pinnacle, so while Wardlow doesn't need their help, they have his back.
- AEW World Champion CM Punk kicked off the show and dropped some eye-opening insults about Jon Moxley. The AEW Interim World Champion came to the ring and fired right back. After a staredown, Moxley stole a kiss before the champions brawled, setting up their title match for AEW All Out.
- But after Jon Moxley called Punk out and dared him to fight him, AEW president Tony Khan moved up the title bout. The two stars will clash in a bout that will determine the undisputed champion next week on AEW Dynamite.
- Kenny Omega made his long-awaited return and reunited with the Young Bucks in their AEW World Trios Championship Tournament match.
- Omega and the Young Bucks defeated RUSH, Andrade El Idolo, and Dragon Lee to advance to the next round. After the match, Andrade and RUSH turned on Lee.
Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks have advanced in the #AEW World Trios Championship Tournament, after that incredible quarterfinals match in the main event of #AEWDynamite tonight! pic.twitter.com/zxq5U2vqCw— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) August 18, 2022
- When asked about betraying Ricky Starks, Powerhouse Hobbs stated that while Ricky might be okay with losing, he's not, so he decided to break out on his own. He then stated that he has "something" for The Factory.
- Death Triangle hyped up their looming battle with United Empire, with PAC calling the trio an indestructible unit.
The #AEW World Trios Championship Tournament continues as #DeathTriangle settles some unfinished business with Will Ospreay & Aussie Open in the Quarterfinals next WEDNESDAY at #AEWDynamite LIVE from Cleveland, OH at 8/7c on TBS!— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) August 18, 2022
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- The TrustBusters previewed their match with the Best Friends and Orange Cassidy on AEW Rampage; Ari Daivari vowed that the group would win and get one step closer to the trios titles. Meanwhile, the Best Friends noted that, as their name suggests, they're actually friends.
- Check out the lineup for this week's episode of AEW Rampage, which will feature two title matches, here.
- After the Varsity Blonds' loss to the Gunn Club, Griff Garrison expressed his frustration.
Frustrated— Griff Garrison (@griffgarrison1) August 18, 2022
- During his promo, CM Punk made it clear that he'd be willing to give Hangman Page a rematch for the title, but Page didn't respond. Punk subsequently called him a coward. In a tweet, John Silver revealed that Hangman was a little busy at the moment.
Hangman is a little busy now pic.twitter.com/XRw1y0p5Na— John Silver (@SilverNumber1) August 18, 2022
- Punk also took a shot at Eddie Kingston, calling him the third-best Eddie he's wrestled and the second-best Kingston. The Mad King responded in a tweet, noting that Punk talked trash when he wasn't even there.
Of course the cunt says shit when I'm not there.— Eddie Kingston #BlackLivesMatter (@MadKing1981) August 18, 2022
- EFFY commented on Moxley kissing Punk, stating that he's a "gateway drug." He and Moxley kissed during their match at GCW Homecoming over the weekend.
EFFY is a gateway drug https://t.co/jqpM384cQo— EFFY (@EFFYlives) August 18, 2022
- In a vague tweet, Garcia shared his thoughts on his match and the subsequent showdown with Jericho.
Man.— Daniel Garcia (@GarciaWrestling) August 18, 2022
- Check out the card for next week's episode of AEW Dynamite here.