After the all out pay-per-view on September 4, AEW CEO Tony Khan announced on the following “AEW Dynamite” that the AEW World Championship and AEW World Trios Championship had been vacated. While Khan never revealed the reason behind his decision to viewers at home on the broadcast, he did reveal that the new AEW World Trios Champions would be crowned the same night – The titles were eventually won by the Death Triangle (AEW All-Atlantic Champion PAC, Ray Fenix and Penta Oscuro). – While a Grand Slam Tournament Champions will begin to crown a new AEW World Champion.
Former AEW World Champions Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley received byes in the next round, while Brian Danielson defeated “Hangman” Adam Page on “Dynamite” and Sammy Guevara defeated fellow former TNT Champion Darby Allin on “AEW Rampage”. The next stage to look forward to, the semifinal matches, will take place tonight at the MVP Arena in Albany, New York. Danielson will clash with Jericho, and Guevara will go head-to-head with Moxley to reach the finals to crown a new AEW World Champion at “AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam” at Arthur Ashe Stadium on September 21.
Also booked for tonight’s show, current interim AEW Women’s World Champion Tony Storm will team up with Athena to face the team of Dr. Britt Baker, DMD and Serena Deb in a tag team match. Baker’s relationship with Jamie Hayter has been a bit strained lately, so the former AEW Women’s World Champion has named Deb as her tag team partner to face Interim Champion and former Ember Moon. Storm’s partner was originally supposed to be Hikaru Shida, but Baker and Rebel attacked Shida on this week’s episode of “AEW Dark,” knocking her out of action.