At Sunday’s NJPW Dominion show, a big AEW Interim World Championship Eliminator Series match took place between Hiroshi Tanahashi and Hirooki Goto.
The back and forth bout saw Tanahashi come out on top. Tanahashi landed a crossbody and a high fly flow to win the match. He will now face AEW’s Jon Moxley in the finals at Forbidden Door to crown the Interim AEW World Heavyweight Champion at the pay-per-view event on June 26th.
As previously noted, AEW needed to crown an interim champion because World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk suffered a foot injury and will be sidelined after getting surgery. AEW originally booked Tanahashi vs. Punk for this show. Here are the results from Dominion:
- United Empire (TJP, Francesco Akira & Aaron Henare) def. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Master Wato & Ryusuke Taguchi (w/ Manabu Nakanishi)
- BULLET CLUB (Ace Austin, El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori) def. Los Ingobernables De Japon (Tetsuya Naito, BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi)
- Toru Yano def. Doc Gallows
- NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Team Championships: HOUSE OF TORTURE (EVIL, SHO & Yujiro Takahashi) def. Suzuki-Gun (Yoshinobu Kanemaru, El Desperado & Zack Sabre Jr.) to retain the titles.
- IWGP Tag Team Championships: United Empire (Jeff Cobb & Great-O-Khan) def. Bullet Club (Chase Owens & Bad Luck Fale) to win the titles.
- Interim AEW World Title Eliminator: Hiroshi Tanahashi def. Hirooki Goto
- KOPW 22 Provisional Trophy - 10 Minute Unlimited Pinfall Scramble: Shingo Takagi def. Taichi
- NEVER Openweight Championship: Karl Anderson def. Tama Tonga to win the title.
- IWGP United States Championship: Will Ospreay def. SANADA to win the vacant title.
- IWGP World Heavyweight Championship: Jay White def. Kazuchika Okada to win the title.