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AEW Dynamite Outcomes: Winners, Reside Grades, Response and Highlights From June 5

Erik Beaston June 5, 2024 AEW Dynamite Results: Winners, Live Grades, Reaction and Highlights From June 5 0 of 8 Credit: All Elite Wrestling The AEW World Championship was up for grabs on Dynamite as Swerve Strickland defended against Undisputed Kingdom’s Roderick Strong. The match headlined the latest broadcast on the road to Forbidden Door

AEW Dynamite Outcomes: Winners, Reside Grades, Response and Highlights From June 5

Erik BeastonJune 5, 2024

AEW Dynamite Outcomes: Winners, Reside Grades, Response and Highlights From June 5

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    Credit score: All Elite Wrestling

    The AEW World Championship was up for grabs on Dynamite as Swerve Strickland defended in opposition to Undisputed Kingdom’s Roderick Robust.

    The match headlined the most recent broadcast on the street to Forbidden Door on June 30, which additionally featured the return to Wednesday nights of MJF and the primary look by the whole Blackpool Fight Membership in months.

    What went down, who emerged victoriously from the high-stakes primary occasion, and what impression did it have on the upcoming pay-per-view occasion?

    Discover out with this recap of the June 5 present.

Match Card

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    Credit score: All Elite Wrestling

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    Introduced upfront of Wednesday’s present had been:

    • AEW World Championship Match: Swerve Strickland (c) vs. Roderick Robust
    • Mariah Could vs. Saraya
    • Blackpool Fight Membership (Jon Moxley, Bryan Danielson, Claudio Castagnoli, and Wheeler Yuta) vs. Magnus, Volador Jr., Rugido, and Esfinge
    • The return of MJF

MJF Returned to Dynamite

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    Credit score: All Elite Wrestling

    MJF made his long-awaited return to AEW Dynamite, making his first look since Double or Nothing.

    The previous world champion focused AEW continental champion Kazuchika Okada, AEW world champion Swerve Strickland, and worldwide champion Will Ospreay together with his slicing remarks and scathing insults.

    All Elite Wrestling @AEW

    MJF is right here to place everybody within the locker room on discover!

    Watch #AEWDynamite LIVE on TBS!@The_MJF pic.twitter.com/Tno9D3wPMc

    Rush interrupted the proceedings and took exception to MJF stepping again into the corporate and pondering he was owed something. The Salt of the Earth responded by paying him respect for establishing himself in arenas throughout Mexico earlier than insulting him in Spanish.

    A pull-apart ensued and we had our first style of the rapid program awaiting MJF.

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    Whereas there could also be an urge to ebook that match as quickly as potential, holding it off till June 30 at Forbidden Door appears like the fitting transfer, avoiding the seeming randomness of the cardboard, which MJF introduced up.

    Develop the rivalry, construct to the match, and execute it.

    MJF was nice on the mic right here however Rush was not the man to ship on the market to go verbal blow-for-blow with The Satan and, extra importantly, reserving his motivations to be that of a generic overseas heel in 2024 feels slightly uninspired.

    At the least the brawl was stable and the match has the potential to be sturdy.

    MJF particularly focusing his consideration on Strickland, Ospreay, and Okada looks like a performer mendacity the groundwork for a busy subsequent yr in opposition to a number of the prime stars within the firm and followers ought to be enthusiastic about that.

    Grade

    B

    High Moments and Takeaways

    • “Most likely going to wrestle some random man from Mexico or Japan. Get your tickets at present!” MJF stated of his function in his hometown of Lengthy Island for Forbidden Door.
    • The Salt of the Earth set the desk for 3 potential rivalries quickly: Okada, Strickland, and Ospreay.
    • “I turned probably the most hated man to stroll on this planet, solely to turn into probably the most beloved…and that do not occur by chance, love.”

Orange Cassidy vs. Kyle O’Reilly vs. Rey Fenix vs. Jay Deadly

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    Credit score: All Elite Wrestling

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    Tony Khan introduced on X earlier than the present that 4 opponents would meet for the fitting to problem Will Ospreay for the AEW Worldwide Championship.

    Tony Khan @TonyKhan

    AEW Worldwide Champion @WillOspreay is again subsequent week + will face prime competitors!

    There shall be a 4 Method Match TONIGHT; winner faces Ospreay for the Worldwide Title subsequent week on #AEWDynamite!
    With nice wrestlers lined up for the shot, who faces Ospreay subsequent Wednesday? https://t.co/cS4QIJUavQ

    There was no revelation of the opponents or why they, specifically, had been chosen. As an alternative, Orange Cassidy, Rey Fenix, Jay Deadly, and Kyle O’Reilly had been rolled out to have a match.

    Fenix nursed a knee damage by means of the match and in the end overcame it, catching Deadly with an inside cradle to attain the win and earn the fitting to problem Ospreay in a match that must be filled with some extraordinary offense if nothing else.

    After the match, Don Callis marched Trent Beretta to the ring, just for Cassidy to seize a chair and fend him off. Kris Statlander hit the ring, coming face-to-face along with her former pal earlier than slapping him.

    All Elite Wrestling @AEW

    Trent Beretta and Kris Statlander proceed to be a thorn within the aspect of Orange Cassidy!

    Watch #AEWDynamite LIVE on TBS!@OrangeCassidy | @TrentBeretta | @TheDonCallis | @CallMeKrisStat | @StokelyHathaway | @WillowWrestles pic.twitter.com/QMC6iHgjFc

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    Willow Nightingale made the save because the heels retreated to shut out the section.

    The match was all motion, with some sturdy work from Deadly and O’Reilly, nevertheless it nonetheless felt extremely random.

    Bringing Beretta out for nothing, adopted by Statlander and Nightingale, felt like low-cost reminders that these three are nonetheless hanging round slightly than efficient reserving.

    Consequence

    Fenix defeated O’Reilly, Deadly, and Cassidy

    Grade

    C+

    High Moments and Takeaways

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    • Deadly had not received a match on AEW tv since October 10, 2023, in accordance with Cagematch.net, but someway discovered himself in a contender’s match. Fascinating.
    • Backstage, “The Studying Tree” Chris Jericho arrived, flanked by Large Invoice and “The Unhealthy Apple” Bryan Keith. 
    • Willow Nightingale lower a powerful promo on Mercedes Moné, Stokely Hathaway, and Kris Statlander. She continued to own star energy and could be the one performer with breakout potential who has been featured persistently on tv over the past three months.

TNT Championship Ladder Match Qualifier: Mark Briscoe vs. Brian Cage

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    Credit score: All Elite Wrestling

    Interim EVP Christopher Daniels revealed one other qualifying match for the TNT Championship Ladder Match within the type of ROH world champion Mark Briscoe vs. “The Machine” Brian Cage, with the winner becoming a member of Konosuke Takeshita, who cashed his ticket to the match per week in the past.

    The match was hard-hitting; one which noticed Briscoe’s mouth bloodied and physique battered. The ROH champion absorbed the punishment as he has his whole profession and stayed within the combat, combating again in opposition to his stronger opponent earlier than downing The Machine and scoring the hard-fought victory.

    Briscoe remains to be a superb employee and the most effective babyfaces within the firm. He’s additionally the ROH champion, a title that feels slightly diminished when he’s now competing for the TNT title.

    Some will argue that belt collectors have been a factor in AEW earlier than and that no star ought to ever need much less gold, however that model as a complete has been so poorly introduced that the very last thing it wants is to be overshadowed by one other singles title that’s not the world championship.

    All Elite Wrestling @AEW

    “The universe has already chosen me…I’m the following TNT Champion” – Jack Perry.

    Watch #AEWDynamite LIVE on TBS!@boy_myth_legend pic.twitter.com/Jt7eDpp8DS

    Jack Perry popping up after the match and declaring himself the long run TNT champion feels way more like a chance given the tone and route of the Elite-heavy present than not.

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    Consequence

    Briscoe defeated Cage

    Grade

    B-

    High Moments and Takeaways

    • Jack Perry watched on a monitor backstage, persevering with the hyperlink between him and a TNT Championship he may very well be carrying earlier than too lengthy. 
    • The commentary staff put over the resiliency of Briscoe as Cage expressed frustration over being unable to place him down for the depend. Making an even bigger deal over him being the reigning ROH world champion would have accomplished wonders for that model.
    • Backstage, Renee Paquette interviewed Samoa Joe and Hook, just for Tony Nese and Ari Daivari, and “Good” Mark Sterling to interrupt. The heels antagonized Hook and Joe suggested his new protege that they would not do it except they knew they may agitate him. Tag staff match incoming. 

    All Elite Wrestling @AEW

    HOOK & Samoa Joe look to deal with enterprise on their phrases.

    Watch #AEWDynamite LIVE on TBS!@ReneePaquette | @SamoaJoe | @730hook pic.twitter.com/cqba4Sp4Hp

    • The Acclaimed entered the world and Max Caster instantly focused The Elite, solely to have their mics, and section, lower. Tag match incoming? 

Blackpool Fight Membership vs. Group CMLL

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    Credit score: All Elite Wrestling

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    Ring of Honor Pure champion Wheeler Yuta returned to the squared circle for the primary time in 4 months, teaming with Blackpool Fight Membership teammates Bryan Danielson, Claudio Castagnoli, and IWGP heavyweight champion on Moxley to battle Group CMLL’s Magnus, Volador Jr., Rugido, and Esfinge.

    The match was a showcase for the BCC and the returning Yuta.

    The CMLL stars had their alternative to get their stuff in and shine, however the crowd didn’t come alive and make investments themselves in something till the AEW stars had been on the offensive. Sure, it’s simple for anybody to go to Google, do their due diligence, and browse up on CMLL lucha libre.

    All Elite Wrestling @AEW

    Esfinge sends Claudio FLYING!

    Watch #AEWDynamite LIVE on TBS!@Esfinge_CMLL | @JonMoxley | @BryanDanielson | @ClaudioCSRO | @WheelerYuta pic.twitter.com/FMxWwvCgos

    There’s a cheap expectation that AEW itself will nonetheless no less than clarify what makes them particular and why the match is going on within the first place. A easy vignette or two can accomplish that.

    The response to Wheeler’s return to the squared circle must be encouraging however will probably be of the utmost significance to comply with it up in a approach that capitalizes on that heat welcome. In any other case, will probably be one other wasted alternative.

    Consequence

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    Blackpool Fight Membership defeated Group CMLL

    Grade

    B

    High Moments and Takeaways

    • Mercedes Moné vs. Stephanie Vaquer in a battle between the TBS and New Japan Professional-Wrestling Robust ladies’s champions, was formally introduced for Forbidden Door.

    All Elite Wrestling @AEW

    IT’S OFFICIAL!
    June thirtieth at Forbidden Door!
    Title for title!

    TBS Champion
    Mercedes Moné
    vs.
    NJPW Robust Ladies’s Champion
    Stephanie Vaquer

    Watch #AEWDynamite LIVE on TBS!@MercedesVarnado | @Steph_Vaquer pic.twitter.com/CAa8isaT6H

    • Excalibur broke down for the uninitiated the CMLL stars by their look. It was a step in the fitting route nevertheless it nonetheless didn’t describe what made them particular and extra importantly, didn’t capitalize on the Forbidden Door ingredient of all of it, with the cross-promotional motion.
    • The primary huge response of the match itself got here when Yuta was tagged in.
    • Daniel Garcia was prominently featured in a vignette that highlighted his background, instructed viewers about him, and extra importantly, gave them a narrative they may join with. Extra of this for the celebs who is probably not on TV each week or don’t profit from the TV time of the extra prominently featured performers.
    • The brand new Jericho character just isn’t good.

Mariah Could vs. Saraya

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    Credit score: All Elite Wrestling

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    The rivalry pitting AEW ladies’s world champion “Timeless” Toni Storm and Mariah Could in opposition to Saraya and Harley Cameron continued Wednesday evening when Could squared off with the previous Outcast.

    The match was longer than anticipated and extra aggressive, too.

    Saraya shocked Could with Good Knight, then tapped her out with the PTO to safe what felt like an upset victory. The win would seemingly maintain her in competition for the AEW Ladies’s World Championship.

    That’s if Storm retains her title in opposition to Mina Shirakawa, who made her presence felt after the match, chasing Saraya and Cameron off earlier than checking on Could and interesting Storm in a tense staredown.

    All Elite Wrestling @AEW

    Mina Shirakawa makes the save forward of going through “Timeless” Toni Storm at #AEW Forbidden Door!

    Watch #AEWDynamite LIVE on TBS!@MinaShirakawa | #TimelessToniStorm | @MariahMayX pic.twitter.com/FWvY1T6xLG

    There are a number of items at play and it’s a welcome change of tempo to see a number of storylines ongoing inside the division, slightly than the singularly targeted reserving of years previous.

    It ought to assist the standard of issues, however Khan and Co. should work on establishing heel and babyfaces as a result of this felt like a section that includes 5 heels, with followers left to cheer de facto babyfaces greater than something.

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    Consequence

    Saraya submitted Could

    Grade

    C+

    High Moments and Takeaways

    • Backstage, The Acclaimed confronted EVPs The Younger Bucks exterior of the workplace. Moments later, Christian Cage and The Patriarchy joined the Bucks, who promised they’d love their subsequent plans for Cage and Co. The unfunny makes an attempt at humor adversely have an effect on these segments and we noticed it once more with Matthew Jackson’s calls for for water after the second bit. The continued hyperlink between The Patriarchy and the EVPs is fascinating, although.
    • Storm joined the commentary staff and declared, “AEW: The place the Breast Wrestle.” Unsure that is how that goes, nevertheless it’s positively a T-shirt if nothing else. It was hardly the one memorable quote from Storm, nevertheless it was the one publishable one.
    • Shirakawa checked on Could after the match and flashed a devious smile at Storm, as if she was utilizing her relationship with the previous to taunt the latter.

AEW World Championship Match: Swerve Strickland vs. Roderick Robust

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    Credit score: All Elite Wrestling

    Swerve Strickland confirmed his spot in the primary occasion of Forbidden Door, in opposition to worldwide champion Will Ospreay, by efficiently defending his AEW world title in opposition to Roderick Robust.

    A top quality primary occasion that includes two of the most well liked in-ring employees within the firm proper now, it highlighted how good Robust has been lately whereas confirming that Strickland is a performer able to meshing his type with that of any opponent.

    Robust bought an injured knee, dodging one Home Name by Strickland, solely to fall sufferer to a different because the champion retained and closed out the present alongside Prince Nana and probably the most cute fan.

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    Sportskeeda Wrestling @SKWrestling_

    Now that is the way you shut a present.#AEWDynamitepic.twitter.com/NIDrIApxhF

    As is commonly the case, the trouble was there and the motion was sturdy, however there may be nonetheless this overwhelming feeling that Strickland has not been introduced sufficient just like the face of the corporate that the world champion must be.

    Is the champion going to be the middle of each main ongoing story? Not all the time, however The Elite, MJF, and Will Ospreay all really feel like greater offers than Swerve, who put within the work, bought over, and received the title, solely to chill down considerably by means of no fault of his personal.

    Hopefully, the showdown with Ospreay turns issues round as a result of Strickland has a ton to supply AEW as its face and centerpiece.

    Consequence

    Strickland defeated Robust to retain the title

    Grade

    B+

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    High Moments and Takeaways

    • Earlier than the primary occasion, Danielson reiterated that that is his remaining yr as a full-time professional wrestler. After a disappointing few months, he has his final likelihood to combat for the AEW title by coming into the upcoming Owen Hart Memorial Males’s Match.

    All Elite Wrestling @AEW

    “This is likely to be my final shot. However, it is gonna be the perfect shot I’ve had in my whole profession” – Bryan Danielson

    Watch #AEWDynamite LIVE on TBS!@bryandanielson pic.twitter.com/gTWOfoigEB

    • Matt Taven and Mike Bennett supplied constant interference all through the match, capturing the eye of Strickland greater than as soon as. 
    • Excalibur put over the 9-1 file of Robust coming into the match. The place that focus to win-loss data was earlier within the four-way match is anybody’s guess, nevertheless it did an efficient job of explaining why the previous AEW worldwide champion is difficult for the highest prize within the firm, even after his PPV loss to Ospreay at Double or Nothing.

Total Grade

8 of 8

    The Forbidden Door pay-per-view has all the time been an fascinating one in AEW.

    Ongoing storylines oftentimes screech to a halt within the title of the inter-promotional crossover match-ups, leaving tv to really feel considerably inconsequential.

    Wednesday, AEW did a stable job of thwarting that to an extent.

    MJF could also be on a collision course with Rush however he launched three potential new rivalries. Toni Storm could also be defending her ladies’s title in opposition to Mina Shirakawa on the PPV, however the feud with Saraya and Harley Cameron lives on, setting her up for a possible showdown along with her former Outcasts companion.

    There was the teased continuation of the EVPs’ working relationship with The Patriarchy and the introduction of Bryan Danielson’s “one final shot” story, too.

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    Tony Khan launched new tales and continued others, setting a special tone than in years previous. How and if he capitalizes on these tales, or if he unceremoniously drops them, will in the end decide how efficient this street to the June 30 occasion shall be.

    As a complete, the present itself was merely OK.

    The Studying Tree stuff just isn’t good, neither is the EVP Younger Bucks shtick and doubling down on both to make a degree will solely damage the present greater than something. That there have been a number of segments and skits dedicated to each didn’t assist.

    Name it a middling present, leaning upward because of the vitality of MJF and an excellent primary occasion.

    Grade: C+

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