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- ROH World Television Championship: Samoa Joe (c) vs. Josh Woods (w/ Mark Sterling & Tony Nese).
- Willow Nightingale vs. Penelope Ford.
- Ethan Page (w/ Stokely Hathaway) vs. Danhausen.
- Matt Hardy vs. Darby Allin (w/ Sting).
- Excalibur, Jim Ross & Chris Jericho welcomed the audience to the broadcast before quickly transitioning to the opening match.
Matt Hardy vs. Darby Allin (w/ Sting).
Allin & Hardy locked up before the two exchanged wrist locks in the middle of the ring. Allin got a headlock on Hardy, but Hardy reversed it by hitting arm breakers on Allin. Allin hit a side headlock on Hardy, but Hardy tossed him and hit him with a shoulder tackle. Hardy told Allin he would delete him, but Allin caught him with a Crucifix Pin for a near fall. Outside of the ring, Allin went for a Tope Suicida but Hardy caught him with a forearm strike. Allin slammed Hardy into the stairs. Back in the ring, Allin went to the top rope and tried to hit a Swanton Bomb on Hardy, but he landed right on the apron after Hardy evaded. Outside of the ring, Hardy targeted Allin's back before slamming Allin into the ring post with a post bomb. Hardy stretched Allin's back across the ring post before getting back in the ring. Hardy hit corner spears inside the ring on Allin's back before launching him with an Irish Whip to the opposite ring corner. Hardy hit a second Irish Whip on Allin. Hardy hit a deadlift bomb on Allin for a near fall. Hardy hit more strikes on Allin's back before hitting a double forearm strike on Allin. Allin got a jack-knife pin on Hardy for a near fall. Allin flipped over Hardy before hitting two corner Coffin Splashes on Hardy, with Allin agonizing in pain from each splash. Allin went for an Irish Whip on Hardy, but Hardy responded with a Side Effect on Allin for a near fall. Hardy hit a second Side Effect and teased hitting the Twist of Fate on Allin, but Allin reversed it with a backslide for a near fall. Hardy went for a brainbuster, but Allin twisted out of it and hit the Scorpion Death Drop on Hardy. Allin climbed to the top rope, but Hardy targeted Allin's back before hitting a Sit-Out Razor's Edge on Allin for a near fall. Hardy climbed the top rope and went for a moonsault, but Allin evaded and hit a Code Red on Hardy for a near fall. Allin locked in the Last Supper on Hardy for the pinfall win.
Winner: Darby Allin.
- After the match, Brody King & Julia Hart attacked Hardy. King called out Sting & Allin to the ring and challenged them to a No Disqualification Match at Grand Slam. King got Hardy in a hanging sleeper before turning the lights out and leaving the ring.
- Eddie Kingston cut a promo challenging Sammy Guevara to a match at AEW Grand Slam.
- ROH World Heavyweight Champion Claudio Castagnoli and Wheeler Yuta came to the ring for an interview with Tony Schiavone. Castagnoli addressed the AEW World Title match between fellow BCC Stablemates Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley, with him saying that Irons Sharpens Iron and that the stable will still walk out with two world Champions on its ranks again. Castagnoli was interrupted by Chris Jericho. Jericho said that the ROH World Championship is the one world title he had not held yet and proceeded to challenge Castagnoli to a title match at AEW's event Grand Slam. Castagnoli accepted Jericho's challenge.
- TBS Champion Jade Cargill, Leila Grey & Kiera Hogan were interviewed backstage by Lexy Nair, where Cargill said that there’s no one left to beat. From out of nowhere, Diamanté interrupted Cargill and proceeded to challenge to a match on the next edition of AEW Rampage.
Willow Nightingale vs. Penelope Ford (w/ Kip Sabian).
The two began the match locking up before Ford hit a knee strike on Willow's abdomen, but Willow responded with a shoulder tackle. Ford tried to trip Willow, but Willow caught her with a headlock before waving Ford's hand to the crowd. Willow hit a lateral press takedown on Ford for a near fall, followed by getting her with a small package on Ford for a near fall. Willow hit a vicious chop and a bodyslam on Ford before hitting a running crossbody on Ford for a near fall. Willow got a waist lock on Ford and attempted the Pounce on Willow, but Ford evaded and hit a shotgun dropkick on Willow onto the middle rope. Ford hti a double knee strike on Willow on the apron. Ford slammed Willow's face onto the apron before slamming her head into the ring post. Back in the ring, Ford hit a cartwheel elbow on Willow's head before licking Willow's face. Ford got a near fall on Willow, but Willow responded with a neck breaker. WIllow went for a senton, but Ford evaded and laid in the punches on Willow. Ford got a headlock on Willow before slamming Willow into the ropes and getting the leg scissors on Willow on the ropes. Ford hit a catapult on Willow onto the top rope for a near fall. Ford got a back stretch on Ford before Willow broke the hold. Willow hit a corner lariat, a boot, and a spinebuster on Ford for a near fall. Willow got Ford in a Fireman's Carry, but Ford evaded Willow's attempt of a lariat and connected Willow with a cutter for a near fall. Ford climbed to the top rope and went for a top rope maneuver, but Willow evaded and hit a Pounce (PERIODT) on Ford. Willow hit a backside on Ford for a near fall. Ford hit a pump kick, a faceslam, and the Last Chancery on Willow for the submission win.
Winner: Penelope Ford (w/ Kip Sabian).
- "Hangman" Adam Page apologized to Dark order for the proceedings of the AEW All Out, and which Dark Order accepted the apology. Jose The Assistant & Rush confronted Dark Order during the interview, with Rush telling Page that he will fuck him up in Spanish.
Ethan Page (w/ Stokely Hathaway) vs. Danhausen.
Danhausen did Page's taunt before getting him in a waist lock, but Page hit a big boot on Danhausen and laid in the punches on Danhausen. Page cursed Danhausen before spanking his bum,but Danhausen slapped Page in the face. Page hit a shoulder tackle on Danhausen before connecting a vicious Ego's Edge for the pinfall win.
Winner: Ethan Page (w/ Stokely Hathaway).
- Ricky Starks cut a promo backstage addressing Powerhouse Hobbs telling him that he had his undivided attention. Starks said that he will see him in New York City.
- Mark Henry interviewed Josh Woods & ROH TV Champion Samoa Joe backstage, with Joe saying that he will confront Mark Sterling after the match.
ROH World Television Championship.
Samoa Joe (c) vs. Josh Woods (w/ Mark Sterling & Tony Nese).
The match began with the two locking up before Joe leaned Woods onto the ropes. The two locked up again, with Woods transitioning into a waist lock and attempting an abdominal stretch, but Joe leaned Woods into the corner. Woods and Joe locked up again before Joe got Woods in a headlock, but Woods reversed it with a Gargano Escape. Joe broke the hold by locking in a cravat, but Woods broke the hold with a rolling elbow on Joe. Woods and Joe exchanged strikes before Joe laid in the punches on Woods, which Woods responded by laying in the knee strikes before slamming Joe's arm into the middle rope. Nese slammed Joe's arm into the top rope while the referee was distracted, which allowed Woods to locking in a hammerlock on Joe's damaged arm. Woods locked in a double arm-lock on Jo before transitioning into an arm-assisted headlock on Joe. Joe broke the hold and threw three punches and a shoulder tackle on Woods. Woods kicked Joe in the corner, adding extra pressure on Joe's arm with the middle rope. Woods hit a Kimura Lock on Joe, but Joe rolled over and hit a headbutt. Joe hit a snap-mare chop on Woods and attempted a running elbow drop, but Woods evaded and got Joe in an arm bar. Joe held on to the S-Grip to not allow Woods to lock in the entirety of the hold before Joe transitioned into a pin for a near fall. Woods ran the ropes, but Joe got Woods in the Coquina Clutch, but Woods hit an arm breaker and a side-Saito suplex on Joe for a near fall. Joe hit a chop on Woods before connecting an atomic drop, a big boot, and a senton on Woods for a near fall. Samoa Joe hit an Irish Whip Powerslam on Woods for a near fall. Joe placed Woods on the top rope, but Nese distracted the referee, allowing Woods to get Joe in a roll-up for a near fall. Woods hit a knee strike before hitting Joe with a modified GTS on Joe for a near fall. Woods went for a corner lariat, but Joe caught him with a Uranage. Joe hit an elbow strike on Nese off the apron before Joe hit the Muscle Buster on Woods for the pinfall win and title retention.
Winner & Still ROH World Television Champion: Samoa Joe.
- After the match, Josh Woods, Tony Nese, and Mark Sterling attacked Joe from behind. Sterling was about to hit Jo with the ROH TV Title, but TNT Champion Wardlow came to the ring and made the save. Sterling, Nese & Woods retreated as Joe & Wardlow stood tall to end the broadcast.