an eventful Dynamite Grand Slam led to a battle between stable mates for the vacant AEW world title.
Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley of Blackpool Combat Club went into battle in the final of the Grand Slam Tournament of Champions (fighting to win the title vacated by a suspended and injured CM Punk after the post-Everything out insanity). Maxwell Jacob Friedman watched from the rafters. He held onto his Casino Ladder Match chip for a title attempt at a time and place of his choosing. MJF was in plain clothes, so it didn’t look like he was going to make any money tonight… but like we said, it was a night full of surprises.
Friedman, the thousands in attendance at New York’s Arthur Ashe Stadium, and the hundreds of thousands watching at home, witnessed two men training together throw everything at each other — including moves from their opponent’s arsenal. They also did things that no one has seen before…
Mox even used moves from a former teammate!
Larger movements followed. Moxley escaped a LeBell Lock. Danielson took a Death Rider into the driveway and managed to kick it out by the time everything was back in the ring.
That softened him for a sleeper, though, and when umpire Paul Turner checked the American Dragon, he didn’t respond.
Meet your three-time AEW World Champion… and his future challenger.
Get full results and coverage of everything tonight Dynamite Grand Slam here.