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Harold Williams’ Weekly Wrestling: [AEW] 6/2/22

Hello AEW fans, today we will look at the results of recent AEW shows, what should be next for Adam Page and CM Punk, Hiroshi Tanahashi’s AEW debut, and who FTR should face at AEW/NJPW Forbidden Door.


AEW Rampage


Bryan Danielson defeated Matt Sydal 

The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) (w/ Brandon Cutler & Gangrel) defeated Jon Cruz & Taylor Rust 

Dante Martin defeated Max Caster

Ruby Soho defeated Kris Statlander in an “Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament Semi Final” match



AEW Double Or Nothing 2022 – The Buy In 

Hookhausen (Hook & Danhausen) defeated Mark Sterling & Tony Nese 



AEW Double Or Nothing 2022

Wardlow defeated MJF 

The Hardys (Jeff & Matt Hardy) defeated The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) (w/ Brandon Cutler)

AEW TBS Champion Jade Cargill defeated Anna Jay

The House Of Black (Brody King, Buddy Matthews & Malakai Black) defeated Death Triangle (PAC, Penta Oscuro & Rey Fenix) (w/ Alex Abrahantes)

Adam Cole defeated Samoa Joe in an “Owen Hart Foundation Men’s Tournament Final” match

Dr. Britt Baker DMD defeated Ruby Soho in an “Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament Final” match

Men Of The Year (Ethan Page & Scorpio Sky) & Paige VanZant (w/ Dan Lambert) defeated Frankie Kazarian, Sammy Guevara & Tay Conti

Kyle O’Reilly defeated Darby Allin

AEW Women’s World Champion Thunder Rosa defeated Serena Deeb

The Jericho Appreciation Society (Angelo Parker, Chris Jericho, Daniel Garcia, Jake Hager & Matt Menard) defeated Blackpool Combat Club (Bryan Danielson & Jon Moxley), Eddie Kingston, Ortiz & Santana by referee’s decision in an, “Anarchy In The Arena Ten Man Tag Team” match

AEW World Tag Team Champions Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus) (w/ Christian Cage) defeated Swerve In Our Glory (Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland) and Team Taz (Powerhouse Hobbs & Ricky Starks) in a, “Three Way” match

CM Punk defeated AEW World Champion Adam Page to become the AEW World Champion.

With Adam Page no longer AEW World Champion, it remains to be seen what will be next for him in AEW. Perhaps a program with Miro would interest fans. As for Punk, as I wrote in April, I think his first feud as champion should be with Chris Jericho. However, since Jericho is currently involved in a program, I think Christian Cage should receive a shot at the AEW World Championship, as he is currently not involved in a program of his own at this time.


AEW Dynamite


FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood) & CM Punk defeated The Gunn Club (Austin & Colten Gunn) & Max Caster (w/ Anthony Bowens & Billy Gunn)

Miro defeated Johnny Elite

The Undisputed Elite (Bobby Fish, Kyle O’Reilly, Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson) (w/ Brandon Cutler) & Hikuleo defeated Christian Cage, Darby Allin, Jungle Boy, Luchasaurus & Matt Hardy

Wardlow defeated JD Drake

Ruby Soho & Toni Storm defeated Dr. Britt Baker DMD & Jamie Hayter (w/ Rebel)

Jon Moxley defeated Daniel Garcia

After FTR and CM Punk’s victory, Punk wanted to see who he would be facing at the upcoming AEW/NJPW Forbidden Door event, and NJPW’s “rock star” Triple Crown/Grand Slam Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi made his surprise appearance.

Look who just answered @CMPunk's challenge! It's The Ace 🎸 @tanahashi1_100 from @NJPWGlobal! #AEWDynamite is LIVE on @TBSNetwork! — All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) June 2, 2022

It’s great to see Hiroshi Tanahashi in AEW, and hopefully he will also be utilized by the company for matches other than his match at AEW/NJPW Forbidden Door. Commentator Jim Ross compared Tanahashi to Sting- with Sting being in AEW, a match between the two men can happen now, something that most fans probably never imagined would ever happen. Tanahashi vs. PAC is another match that I think fans would be interested in.

As for FTR, they very likely will have a match at AEW/NJPW as well, and I think it should be with Guerrillas Of Destiny.

Twitter: @HWilliams13

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