Welcome to WrestlePurists coverage of AEW Dynamite on October 26th 2022.
CLAUDIO CASTAGNOLI AND WHEELER YUTA DEFEAT CHRIS JERICHO AND DANIEL GARCIA:
Claudio Castagnoli picked up the win for his team when he pinned Chris Jericho.
BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW WITH BRYAN DANIELSON:
Renee Paquette stands by with Danielson. He explains that he feels frustrated that he lost to Chris Jericho a few weeks ago and that Daniel Garcia cheated to help Jericho win. Danielson is still annoyed that Wheeler Yuta talked back to him last week and he’s going to use that frustration in tonight’s match. Wheeler Yuta interrupts and says he’s glad Bryan is angry. The two push each other before being separated by Claudio who says they will discuss the matter later.
VIDEO PACKAGE ON THE ELITE:
A video package plays which shows the first time AEW was revealed on Being The Elite, it reaffirmed their intention to change the wrestling world together.
BACKSTAGE WITH THE JAS:
Jericho bitterly accuses Claudio of cheating in response to losing the show’s opener. He offers an open challenge for next week against a former ROH Champion for his title. Sammy states that he’s going to beat Bryan later tonight.
SWERVE IN OUR GLORY DEFEAT FTR:
Keith Lee pinned Dax Harwood after the FTR man was hit with a disguised low blow from Swerve which the referee couldn’t see. The Gunn Club, who were sat at ringside, held Cash Wheeler back to stop him from saving the match. Once Lee had won, The Gunn Club ambushed FTR before The Acclaimed made the save.
BACKSTAGE WITH SARAYA:
Renee Paquette and Saraya are enjoying being reunited in AEW before their exchange was cut off by Britt Baker. Both Britt and Saraya shout over each other before Renee attempts to restore order and suggests that the two should talk properly about their issues.
WE HEAR FROM MJF:
Renee asks MJF how he feels about potentially facing Jon Moxley at Full Gear. MJF does an impression of Moxley before calling him mid. He confirms that he wants to earn the title but reminds people that he’s still MJF so he may only win ‘relatively’ clean. Max shifts the focus to Regal and promises the crowd that he won’t use his dynamite diamond ring at Full Gear to show that he doesn’t need it. He says that he will be fighting against anyone who ever told him he wasn’t good enough and vows to win the title. He is interrupted by Stokeley Hathaway but Max demands that Hathaway and The Firm don’t touch the champion before Full Gear to ensure that he goes in at 100%. Max lets the crowd finish his catchphrase and leaves.
VIDEO PACKAGE ON THE KINGDOM AND WARJOE:
A video package plays hyping Wardlow’s TNT title defence against Matt Taven this Friday.
BRYAN DANIELSON DEFEATS SAMMY GUEVARA:
Bryan Danielson wins when Sammy Guevara goes out in a triangle choke.
BACKSTAGE WITH REY FENIX AND ALEX ABRAHANTES:
Fenix says that Penta will be a double champion tonight. Abrahantes suggests that Fenix should become a double champion by going for the All-Atlantic title. They are interrupted by Christian and Luchasaurus. Christian says Luchasaurus is going after every title holder in AEW and suggests that Luchasaurus should get an All-Atlantic shot because he pinned Jungle Boy who has pinned Fenix before. The champion, Orange Cassidy, comes in and challenges both men to a triple threat next week for the title.
JAMIE HAYTER DEFEATS RIHO:
Following a series of distractions throughout the match, Hayter picks up the win. As they celebrate, Toni Storm comes out onto the stage to remind everyone in the division that she has the gold.
BACKSTAGE WITH EDDIE KINGSTON:
Eddie Kingstons joins Renee to discuss how he’s feeling. Eddie isn’t interested in talking about himself and discusses Jon Moxley’s title defence later in the night. Kingston acknowledges that the match will be hard for Jon but still backs him to come out with the win.
JON MOXLEY DEFEATS PENTA EL ZERO MIEDO:
Moxley pins Penta to retain the AEW World Championship. After the match, The Firm attacked Jon Moxley. The locker room of The Blackpool Combat Club is chained shut so that they can’t make the save. MJF comes out and, while originally looking conflicted, then gets into the ring and tried to pull The Firm off Moxley. MJF audibly fires Stokeley Hathaway which prompts The Firm to attack MJF who can’t overcome the numbers game and is put through a table.