Greetings and slautations! It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time for AEW Dynamite. We are post Dynasty and on this week’s episode we have Jon Moxley defending the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship against Powerhouse Hobbs. We also have an eliminator match for the AEW Championship as NEW AEW Champion, Swerve Strickland takes on Kyle Fletcher (Rankings for the win). We will also hear from new TBS Champion, Willow Nightingale. With all this and so much more scheduled, let’s get straight to the show.

The show kicks off with The Young Bucks and Kazuchika Okada arriving in one vehicle, while Jack Perry arrives in another and they all enter Daily’s place together. Security is hesitant to allow Perry in, but The Bucks state that Perry is with them.

Back in Daily’s Place, Orange Cassidy’s music plays, and he’s been attacked through the entrance by Trent Beretta who continues to attack Cassidy until they get into the ring. Trent calls out Chuck Taylor and Beretta says he apologizes to Taylor for not taking out Cassidy earlier. Trent continues a verbal and physical assault of Cassidy by saying that when they brought Orange Cassidy into AEW, he was supposed to be their mascot, but they were turned into his lackeys. Taylor is out, and Trent tried to tell Taylor that Cassidy is the one that doesn’t care about them. Taylor teases the hug and says that Beretta has always been a piece of s#!t and corks him over the head with a mic. Taylor says he knows AEW won’t clear him to compete, but he doesn’t want to face him in the ring… he wants him in the parking lot.

Jon Moxley is backstage and says says he knows he’s one mistake away from dropping his IWGP title tonight against Will Hobbs. Mox says he knows how hard it is to get to the top and stay at the top. Moxley says he knows tonight is going to be hell, but there’s nowhere else he’d rather be. Moxley says that he will remind remind the whole world who he is, just in case they forgot.

Eliminator Match: AEW World Champion Swerve Strickland (w/ Prince Nana) VS Kyle Fletcher (w/ Don Callis)

Don Callis sat in on commentary for this contest. Fletcher caught Swerve with a kick, which caused him to fall off the apron.  Swerve wit ha  hard kick to Fletcher after a Prince Nana distraction. Swerve hit a double stomp on Fletcher while on the apron. Swerve is limping after that. Back in the ring, Swerve goes for a House Call, but Fletcher blocked it and put Swerve in an ankle lock. Swerve escapes and kicks Fletcher again, followed by a Flatliner. Swerve with a Brainbuster for a 2-count.

Fletcher fights back and hits a Tombstone Piledriver for a 2-count of his own. Fletcher takes the fight to Swerve, but Swerve fought back and got him in a tree of woe, then Double Stomped him. Swerve with a House call for the win.

Winner: AEW Champion; Swerve Strickland

During the previous match, The Elite was shown entering Tony Khan’s office backstage.

It’s announced that Kenny Omega will return next week on AEW Dynamite in Winnipeg.

Thunder Rosa is backstage with Renee Paquette. Rosa says she won’t stand here and complain about what happened, but she ends up blaming Deonna Purrazzo for her loss to Toni Storm at Dynasty. Purrazzo comes into frame and tells Rosa to say that to her face, and the two yell and push each other until security comes to separate them.

A video package plays highlighting the match between Will Opsreay and Bryan Danielson from AEW Dynasty

Mina Shirakawa (w/ Mariah May) VS Anna Jay

Shirakawa targeted right knee of Jay through the match. Jay is able to  rake the eyes of Shirakawa and then hits a Neckbreaker while Shirakawa was draped over the middle rope. Jay mocked May. Shirakawa with a Dragon Screw Leg whip and then locked Jay in a figure four. Jay reached the ropes.

Shirakawa is still on the offense as she hit a missile dropkick, and followed that with a Leaping Enzuigiri. Shirawaka is countered and Jay locks The Queen Slayer, but Shirakawa counters that and turns it into a pin for the win.

Winner: Mina Shirakawa

Mariah May tries to celebrate with Mina but is attacked from behind by Anna Jay and was put in The Queen Slayer. Toni Storm came out for the save, but out came Serena Deeb, who grabbed Storm’s title while it was left on stage for the save in the ring. Deeb said the next time she holds that title, she will be champion.

A Celebration for TBS Champion, Willow Nightingale

Stokely Hathaway and Kris Statlander are in the ring and Hathaway says we are here for a Willow Nightingale for a TBS Championship celebration. Kris Statlander rhymes and praises Nightingale. Willow comes out. Nightingale and Hathaway admitted that they didn’t like each other when this journey started. Nightingale says that they’ve ended up becoming good friends. Nightingale says she started with AEW in Daily’s Place’s front rows in 2020 just trying to get an opportunity, and now she stands in front of everyone as the TBS Champion.

Mercedes Moné is out and Nightingale says this is the fourth time that shes been interrupted by Moné. Moné says she’s just out there to congratulate her on her title win and to inform her that she’s going to be the new TBS Champion at Double or Nothing. Everyone blames everyone else for the recent attacks on Moné and Nightingale. Nightingale says she wants to know if Moné blames her for injuring her in their match at New Japan last year. Moné ended up blaming her wihtout actually saying she blames her. Nightingale says she wondered if she could beat Moné at 100% and knows that her win over her has an asterisk on it.

Moné says to enjoy it while it lasts because she’s taking that title at the Double or Nothing. Moné is leaving as Statlander grabbed her, but Mercedes thinks it is Nightingale, and she slaps her. We get some more pull-aparts.

Backstage, Alex Marvez asked Jack Perry, Kazuchika Okada, and Nicholas Jackson whether Perry was reinstated. All three men blew him off. Matthew Jackson then said that Tony Khan agreed to meet with Perry in the ring later in the show.

Highlights aired of Perry’s return at AEW Dynasty

 A Casino Gauntlet match for a shot at the AEW International Championship

Schiavone stated that they had no idea who was in the match. Excalibur then said the person who got the first pin or submission would win the match so the match can end with 2 people in the ring, or 21.

Jay White and Dante Martin started the match. The third entrant was Penta El Zero Miedo. The fourth entrant was Kyle O’Reilly. The fifth entrant was Will Ospreay. The sixth entrant was Lance Archer. The seventh entrant was Komander,The eighth entrant was Jay Lethal

Komander had O’Reilly pinned, but Ospreay hit Komander with a Hidden Blade and then pinned him.

Winner: #1 Contender to the AEW Continental Title; Will Ospreay

After the match, Kyle O’Reilly comes out after the match and has a staredown with Will Ospreay

Chris Jericho Speaks

Chris Jericho comes to the ring and announces the FTW Championship now stands for “for the world” because he’s doing it for all of them. Jericho rambles a bit and then says that HOOK forced him to use the bat at Dynasty. Big Bill is out and only has one thing to say: he needs the guidance of the Learning Tree.

Bill says Jericho is the Socrates of professional wrestling and says that there is a long line of people in the back who want to be part of the Learning Tree, but there is nobody bigger and better a fit for it than him, and Jericho knows it.

Jericho says he’s been watching Bill for a long time and will keep doing so to see if what Bill is saying is true.

Will Ospreay is backstage with Don Callis and Kyle Fletcher. Callis is mad that Ospreay didn’t use the Tiger Driver 91 earlier. Ospreay says he doesn’t want to use it anymore, but Callis says he better use it on Roderick Strong. Kyle Fletcher tries to interrupt, but Callis tears him down for losing against Ospreay.

IWGP World Heavyweight Championship: Jon Moxley (c) VS Powerhouse Hobbs (w/ Don Callis)

Don Callis was on commentary. Moxley Suplexed Hobbs, who comesright back and hit Moxley with a Suplex. Moxley sent Hobbs outside to ringside and is holding his knee. Moxley hit Hobbs with a Suicide Dive. Hobbs is down and holding his knee. Hobbs was hopping on one leg.

Moxley pushed Hobbs into the corner and Mox stood on the middle rope and punched him. Moxley hit a Paradigm Shift, followed by a Bulldog Choke for the win.

Winner: AND STILL IWGP Heavyweight Champion; Jon Moxley

After the match, Konosuke Takeshita walked onto the stage, looked at Moxley, and signaled for the belt.

Katsuyori Shibata is backstage and said that he will beat Chris Jericho next week in Winnipeg to become the new FTW Champion.

Tony Khan and Jack Perry Meet face-to-face

Jack Perry was out first and said that while he usually has a great time in Jacksonville, he has business to conduct tonight. Tony Khan comes to the ring. Perry said it’s been a long road as he continued to reflect on the first Double of Nothing five years ago, and says AEW has changed the world.

Perry said that he and Tony Khan haven’t always seen eye to eye, but all he’s ever wanted is what’s best for AEW. Jack Perry asks Tony Khan to shake his hand and reinstate them so they can change the world together. Khan shakes Perry’s hand, and the two hug.

Perry raises Tony Khan’s hand and then hit him with the mic. The Elite come down and they check on Khan. They slowly get Khan up and end up hitting him with a Meltzer Driver instead. The Elite posed over Khan. Members of the roster come out along with Shah Khan to check on Tony as AEW Dynamite goes off the air.