After a backstage fight between CM Punk, Ace Steel and the Elite, all parties involved were suspended by the company, the AEW World Championship and the AEW Trios Championship being vacated.
To crown the new AEW World Champion, Tony Khan announced the AEW World Championship Tournament of Champions, culminating in a match for the vacant title at the AEW Dynamite Grand Slam at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
The first round took place last week, with Brian Danielson defeating Adam Page on dynamite, while Sammy Guevara defeated Darby Allin on the rampage to reach the semi-finals.
Jon Moxley emerged victorious in the opening match of tonight’s AEW Dynamite Show, defeating Sammy Guevara to advance to the finals.
Then in the main event, fellow Blackpool Combat Club member Brian Danielson defeated Chris Jericho, officially setting up a rematch between Bryan and Moxley for the title on the following week’s show.
An AEW All-Atlantic Championship match between Pac and Orange Cassidy was announced for the show tonight, as well as a four-way contest between Tony Storm, Athena, Britt Baker and Serena Dibb for the interim AEW Women’s World Championship.
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