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Winner Takes All!
ROH World Tag Team Champions FTR—Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood vs. IWGP Tag Team Champions United Empire—The Great-O-Khan & Jeff Cobb vs. Roppongi Vice—Rocky Romero & Trent Beretta!
ROH broadcaster Caprice Coleman was on commentary for this match.
Cobb backed Dax into the corner. Dax escaped but Rocky got the sneaky blind tag on Cobb. Dax tagged out to Cash and Cash hit European uppercuts on Rocky. Dax injured his shoulder and had the ringside doctor examine it. Dax was ushered to the back by the AEW medical team.
“Cash Wheeler effectively in a handicap match now,” said Excalibur.
Cobb stomped on Cash and then stood on his back like Cash was a surfboard. Cash knocked O-Khan loopy with a headbutt. Cash tagged to Trent and Trent sent O-Khan flying with an inside-out suplex. Trent followed up with the swinging DDT.
Trent speared O-Khan outside the ring! Trent connected with the knee strike on O-Khan for a two-count. Cash tagged himself in but O-Khan and Cobb double teamed Cash Wheeler.
“The heart of Cash is unmatchable here,” said Caprice.
Dax Harwood returned to the ring from the back. Dax tagged in and he began to throw powerful right hands to Cobb and O-Khan! Harwood German suplexed Jeff Cobb! Cash grabbed a blind tag and jumped off the top turnbuckle with a splash onto Jeff Cobb for a near fall!
Roppongi Vice used stereo rising knee strikes on Cobb, but Cobb regained composure and smashed Rocky with a standing moonsault. Roppongi Vice used a Strong Zero-flying dropkick combo on Cobb for a near fall. FTR ran over Rocky with the Big Rig for the victory!
And new IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions…FTR!
“This is arguably the greatest tag team you’ll find and all those championships prove it,” said Taz.
Tony Schiavone was backstage with Juice Robinson and IWGP Heavyweight Champion “Switchblade” Jay White.
White said he’d walk out as champion tonight because this is the Switchblade Era!
AEW All-Atlantic Championship Match!
“The Bastard” PAC vs. “The Redeemer” Miro vs. Malakai Black vs. Clark Connors!
PAC charged right at Malakai Black but Black retaliated with roundhouse kicks to PAC outside the ring. Miro slugged away at Clark Connors.
Miro caught Connors midflight and slammed him on the arena floor! Miro caught a round kick from Black. Black nailed Connors with a knee strike! Miro caught PAC and sent him flying with a fallaway slam! Miro cracked Connors with a wind-up lariat!
Black and Miro confronted one another and exchanged strikes! Miro grabbed PAC and fell backwards with all of his weight, squashing PAC beneath him. Miro was looking for the Game Over but PAC countered with a wicked kick! PAC hurled himself over the top rope onto Malakai Black!
PAC hit Miro right on target with a shotgun dropkick! Black booted Miro but Miro kicked out at the one-count. Malakai Black pulled a table out from beneath the ring and set it up against the guardrail. Miro fought out of Black’s grasp. Connors speared Miro though the table!
Clark Connors peppered Black with elbow strikes. Connors powerslammed Black. PAC charged at Connors but Connors countered with a spear and then the Trophy Kill for a near fall on PAC!
“Clark Connors on the verge of a career-defining win,” said Excalibur.
Miro booted “The Bastard”, stomped PAC in the spine, and then put him in the Game Over! Malakai Black sprayed the black mist in Miro’s eyes! Connors and Black jockeyed for position but then PAC jumped onto them with a 450 splash! PAC locked Connors into the Brutalizer and made Connors tap out!
PAC has become the first AEW All-Atlantic Champion!
The fans chanted “You deserve it! You deserve it! You deserve it!”
AEW Women’s World Championship Match!
Thunder Rosa (c.) vs. Toni Storm!
Storm and Thunder Rosa locked up with one another. Rosa took down Storm with head scissors. Toni Storm clocked Thunder Rosa with a boot to the face. Thunder Rosa reversed a suplex attempt from Storm with an inside cradle for a near fall.
Thunder Rosa caught Toni Storm by surprise with a leaping stunner. Thunder Rosa dropkicked Toni Storm in the spine and followed up with a Northern Lights suplex! Thunder Rosa stomped on Storm’s chest for a near fall.
Thunder Rosa countered a DDT and sent Toni Storm crashing hard with a Northern Lights suplex on the arena floor! Toni Storm German suplexed Thunder Rosa on the edge of the ring and then DDT’ed Thunder Rosa onto the floor!
Toni Storm used the hip attack and then a DDT for a two-count on Thunder Rosa. The champ rallied back with a running knee strike and then the Death Valley Driver in the center of the ring. Thunder Rosa planted Toni with the Thunder Fire Driver but Storm kicked out at two!
Toni captured Thunder Rosa’s leg and then suplexed her. Thunder Rosa rallied back with the Final Reckoning and pinned Toni Storm!
IWGP United States Heavyweight Title Match!
Will Ospreay (c.) (with Aussie Open) vs. “Freshly Squeezed” Orange Cassidy!
Jim Ross joined the commentary team for this match.
Orange had his hands in his pockets and knocked Will off his feet. Ospreay grabbed Orange and dropped him across the top rope. Will ran around the ring and with an assist from Aussie Open, he threw his entire body at Orange Cassidy, squashing him against the steel ring barricade.
Ospreay picked up Orange and spun into a backbreaker. Ospreay flung Orange into the turnbuckles with a hard Irish whip. Ospreay attempted a second Irish whip but Orange had it scouted and countered it. But Ospreay came back with a diving elbow to the back of Orange for a near fall.
Orange clocked Will with a dropkick. Orange blasted Will with Kawada kicks. Orange evaded the Os-cutter, hit the Stundog Millionaire, and followed up with the Michinoku Driver for a near fall! Ospreay countered a charge from Orange with a Spanish Fly! Orange played possum and tried for a shooting star press but Orange got his knees up! Orange spiked Will with the Beach Break for a very near fall!
Orange removed his elbow pad and went for the Orange Punch but Will countered with a stunner and then the Os-cutter for a near fall. Orange ducked the Hidden Blade. Orange countered the Storm Breaker but then Will found the Hidden Blade and smashed into Orange for a near fall! Ospreay finally hit the Storm Breaker and pinned Orange Cassidy!
Juice Robinson was sitting in a sky box and was screaming that he was still the champion.
Aussie Open tore the pockets off Orange’s jeans and then stomped him. Trent and Rocky ran to the ring to save their fellow CHAOS member. With the numbers advantage Aussie Open and Will wiped out Roppongi Vice!
Shibata wiped out Aussie Open! Ospreay took the fight to Shibata but Shibata blasted Will with a pump kick and then forearms. Shibata applied a rear naked choke until Aussie Open pulled Will out of the ring!
Orange Cassidy placed his aviator sunglasses on Shibata as a sign of respect.
IWGP World Heavyweight Championship Match!
“Switchblade” Jay White (c.) vs. Adam Cole vs. “Hangman” Adam Page vs. “The Rainmaker” Kazuchika Okada!
“This is history, ladies and gents,” said Jim Ross.
Cole and White rolled out of the ring, leaving it to Okada and Page. Cole pulled out Page by the legs while Jay White ambushed Okada!
Okada and Hangman took down Jay White with back elbows. Page drove Cole into the barricade with a tope suicida! Jay White hoisted up Okada and then planted him on the ring apron! Adam Cole and Jay White nailed Page with a delayed vertical suplex on the ramp!
“That’s a tough, tough landing. You can hear the thud,” said Taz.
Back in the ring, White and Cole double teamed Okada. Hangman got back to his feet and connected with a lariat off the top rope down onto Adam Cole for a near fall. Page attempted a moonsault but Adam Cole countered with a thrust kick!
“Adam Cole with the anti-air,” said Excalibur.
“He kicked him right in the side of the face,” added Taz.
Okada hit a dropkick, knocking Adam Cole off the turnbuckles to the arena floor. Okada popped White with a running boot. Okada jumped over the guardrail and smacked into Page and Cole!
“Two for the price of one right there,” said Taz of Okada’s running jump onto Cole and White.
Back in the ring, White avoided the knee strike from Cole and then planted Cole with a uranage. White nailed Page with a sleeper suplex! All four wrestlers struggled to get to their feet. Okada and Cole traded strikes while White and Page slugged it out! Cole and White gouged Okada and Page in the eyes.
Hangman powerbombed Jay White for a near fall! Page moonsaulted off the steel post onto Cole and Okada. Page was looking for the Buckshot Lariat but Gedo grabbed his legs. Cole connected with the Dead Eye on White and then the Buckshot Lariat for a near fall, as Okada broke up the pin attempt.
“Every man for himself,” said Taz.
The fans began to chant “Fight forever! Fight forever! Fight forever!”
Hangman and Okada traded strikes. Okada hoisted up Hangman for the tombstone but Hangman escaped. Hangman sent Okada to the mat with a German suplex! Cole grabbed Page out of the ring and then sent Page headfirst into the steel post! Cole jumped off the top for the Panama Sunrise but Okada countered with the Air Raid Crash! Okada got amazing hangtime off the top rope with an elbow drop on Adam Cole! Cole avoided the Rainmaker and followed up with a superkick for a near fall!
Okada clocked Cole with a picture-perfect dropkick! Hangman was about to jump into the ring with a Buckshot Lariat but Cole superkicked him! Okada got a landslide on Cole. Jay White jumped into the ring and took down Okada with the Blade Runner! And then “Switchblade” Jay White grabbed Adam Cole, rolled him over and stole the pin!
The Undisputed Elite walked down the ramp to check on Adam Cole.
AEW Interim World Championship Match!
Blackpool Combat Club’s Jon Moxley (with William Regal) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi!
Mox and Tanahashi chain wrestled to start the match. Tanahashi hit a crossbody off the second turnbuckle onto Moxley. Moxley popped the bird at Tanahashi. They exchanged forearms. Tanahashi changed levels and dropkicked Moxley’s knee. Tana followed up with a dragon screw leg whip!
“Tanahashi had a gameplan going into this,” said Taz.
Moxley jumped out of nowhere with a sudden cutter on Tanahashi. They traded chops until Moxley suplexed Tanahashi off the turnbuckles. Mox spiked Tanahashi with a piledriver for a near fall.
Tanahashi gathered himself and dropped a somersault senton on Moxley. Outside the ring, Moxley slammed Tanahashi through the timekeeper’s table. Tanahashi made it back inside in time, but Mox was waiting there to kick Tanahashi.
“I’m the ace!” said Moxley.
Tanahashi escaped a submission from Moxley and returned fire with the Sling Blade clothesline. Mox tumbled outside the ring and was split open. Tanahashi jumped off the top rope and landed with a crossbody press on Moxley on the floor.
“The blood is coming out of Moxley’s forehead quickly,” said Taz.
Enraged and invigorated, Moxley spiked Tanahashi with the Paradigm Shift. Tanahashi answered with a knee strike to Mox! Tanahashi nailed Mox with the Aces High! He went back up top and hit the High Fly Flow on Moxley for a near fall. Moxley rolled out of the pin attempt and transitioned into the bulldog choke on Tanahashi!
Tanahashi hit an open palm strike on Moxley but Moxley hit back with the King Kong Lariat! Moxley locked on the bulldog choke but Tanahashi fought out of it as the fans chanted “Go Ace! Go Ace! Go Ace!”
Moxley planted Tanahashi with the Death Rider and pinned Tanahashi!
New AEW Interim World Champion…Jon Moxley!
“I want to know what’s going through the head right now of CM Punk,” said Taz.
“This match three years in the making and it exceeded expectations,” added Excalibur.
Full results here.