Harold Williams’ Weekly Wrestling: [AEW] 6/10/22

Hello AEW fans, today we will look at the results of recent AEW shows, if Jake Hager vs. Jon Moxley on, “AEW Dynamite” would have increased viewership, and who Kazuchika Okada should face at AEW/NJPW Forbidden Door.

RESULTS

AEW Rampage

6/3/22 

The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) defeated The Lucha Brothers (Penta Oscuro & Rey Fenix) (w/ Alex Abrahantes)

Team Taz (Powerhouse Hobbs & Ricky Starks) defeated Jordan Cruz & Ju Dizz

Athena defeated Kiera Hogan (w/ Jade Cargill, Red Velvet & Stokely Hathaway)

AEW TNT Title Champion Scorpio Sky (w/ Dan Lambert & Ethan Page) defeated Dante Martin (w/ Matt Sydal)

RESULTS

AEW Dark: Elevation

6/6/22 (taped 6/1/22)

The Factory (Aaron Solo, Anthony Ogogo, Nick Comoroto & QT Marshall) defeated The Dark Order (Alan Angels, Alex Reynolds, John Silver & Ten) (w/ Evil Uno) 

Frankie Kazarian (w/ Christopher Daniels) defeated Serpentico 

Nyla Rose & Serena Deeb defeated Miyu Yamashita & Skye Blue

Death Triangle (PAC, Penta Oscuro & Rey Fenix) (w/ Alex Abrahantes) defeated The Wingmen (Cezar Bononi, Peter Avalon & Ryan Nemeth) 

This episode of, “AEW Dark: Elevation” can be watched online here.

RESULTS 

AEW Dynamite

6/8/22

Kyle O’Reilly won an Interim AEW World Title #2 Contendership Casino Battle Royale, outlasting Andrade El Idolo, Austin Gunn, Bobby Fish, Colten Gunn, Daniel Garcia, Dante Martin, Darby Allin, Eddie Kingston, Jake Hager, John Silver, Keith Lee, Konosuke Takeshita, Lance Archer, Max Caster, Powerhouse Hobbs, Rey Fenix, Ricky Starks, Swerve Strickland, Tony Nese, and Wheeler Yuta

PAC defeated Buddy Matthews in an “AEW All-Atlantic Title Qualifying” match 

Adam Page defeated David Finlay

AEW Women’s World Champion Thunder Rosa defeated Marina Shafir

Jon Moxley defeated Kyle O’Reilly in an “Interim AEW World Title #1 Contendership” match

Viewership for, “AEW Dynamite” was down this week. I wonder if the viewership would have been better if former World Heavyweight Champion Jake Hager had won the AEW World Title #2 Contendership Casino Battle Royale and faced Jon Moxley in the main event. Perhaps this main event featuring a former World Heavyweight Champion versus a former AEW World Champion would have been more appealing to viewers, especially if it’s two former world champions who have faced each other before.

After Adam Page won his match, Page called out IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada for a match at AEW/NJPW Forbidden Door, the event where an interim AEW World Champion will be crowned. But by the time the segment was over, it appeared that assuming Okada is still champion, he may be facing Adam Cole instead. There will be AEW fan interest in this match no matter which man Okada faces, due to how big of a name he is in the pro-wrestling industry. But I think Okada vs. Cole would draw the maximum AEW fan interest.

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