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AEW Dynamite Results for May 18, 2022

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All Elite Wrestling

AEW Dynamite
May 18, 2022
The Fertitta Center
Houston, Texas

Welcome to our live coverage of AEW Dynamite, which is emanating The Fertitta Center, in Houston, Texas. Announced for tonight's show, Chris Jericho and William Regal will have a face-to-face confrontation, Adam Cole will face off with Jeff Hardy in an Owen Hart Foundation Tournament semifinal match, Samoa Joe will face off with the "Joker" in an Owen Hart Foundation Tournament quarterfinal match, Kyle O'Reilly will battle Rey Fenix in an Owen Hart Foundation Tournament quarterfinal match, Britt Baker will face off with the "Joker" in an Owen Hart Foundation Tournament quarterfinal match, AEW champion "Hangman" Adam Page will do battle with Konosuke Takeshita with CM Punk on commentary, and Wardlow must take 10 lashes from MJF if he wants his one-on-one match at Double Or Nothing!

Match 1: Samoa Joe vs Johnny Elite

- The match starts off with Joe chopping Johnny in the corner, Johnny then takes down Joe but Joe is able to get into the ropes, Joe then lands a series of punches to Johnny in the corner, Johnny then runs at Joe but Joe is able to land an elbow in the face of Johnny, Joe then lands q headbutt on Johnny, followed by a kick to the chest of Johnny, Joe then locks Johnny in a neck-cradle, Johnny then lands a corkscrew from the top rope to Joe on the outside as we go to commercial break.

*Commercial break*

- We are back from commercial as we see Samoa Joe land a shoulder tackle on Johnny, sending him inside out, Joe then lands an inverted atomic drop followed by a big boot and a senton for a nearfall, Joe goes for the muscle buster but Johnny counters intona Samoan drop, followed by a 450 splash for a nearfall, Johnny then lands a running knee on Joe, Johnny then goes for Starship pain but Joe gets his knees up and lands a series of punches, Joe then lands the muscle buster for the pinfall victory.

Winner via pinfall: Samoa Joe at 10:26

- After the match, Satnam Singh, Sonjay Dutt, and Jay Lethal beat down Joe, Lethal hits Joe in the shoulder with a steel pipe, Chuck Taylor and Trent Beretta come out with chairs as Dutt, Singh, and Lethal retreat.

- The Hardy Bros are interviewed backstage as we learn that Jeff is cleared to complete, The Young Bucks then show up and advice that Jeff forfeits the match tonight, Matt then calls the Young Bucks Hardy Bros cosplayers, Matt says that Adam Cole isn't the only member of the Undisputed Elite to get their ass kicked tonight.

- CM Punk then comes out to do commentary for Adam Page vs Konosuke Takeshita.

Match 2: Adam Page vs Konosuke Takeshita

- Fhe match starts with Takeshita landing a big boot and then both men exchanging punches, Page then lands a fallaway slam followed by a close from the middle rope, Sending Takeshita off the apron, Takeshita then takes out Page with a flying crossbody to the outside, Adam Page then lands a stiff chop to Takeshita on the apron, Takeshita then runs at Page but Page drops him on the apron with a sideslam, Page then lands a moonsault to Takeshita on the outside as we go to commercial break.

*Commercial break*

- We are back from commercial as we see Takeshita landing a series of punches on Adam Page, followed by a jumping closeline and a blue thunder bomb for a nearfall, Takeshita then jumps over the top rope, taking out Adam Page on the outside. Takeshita then lands helluva kick in the corner, Page then lands a German suplex on Takeshita, Takeshita then lands a German suplex on Page, both men then take each other out with closelines, both men then exchange a series of forearms, Adam Page then lands a tombstone on Takeshita for a nearfall, Page then goes for the buckshot lariat but Takeshita counters into a stiff forearm followed by a powerbomb and a knee to the face for another nearfall, Takeshita then lands a German suplex on Page but is unable to capitalize, Takeshita then goes for a flying lariat but Page hits a forearm in mid-air, Page then lands the buckshot lariat, followed by a GTS for the pinfall victory.

Winner via pinfall: Adam Page at 12:12

- After the match, CM Punk stares down Adam Page from the ramp, Page and Punk then staredown each other as Page walks up the ramp to the back.

Match 3: Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee vs The Workhorsemen.

- The match starts off with Keith and Drake, Keith Lee slaps the chest of Drake, followed by an armwringer before tagging in Swerve, Anthony then lands a series of kicks to the chest of Swerve, Swerve then lands an elbow to Anthony in the corner, followed by an uppercut to the spine from the middle rope, Keith Lee then jumps over the top rope, taking out Drake, Keith then sends Anthony flying with a pounce, Keith Lee then hits a powerbomb on Anthony as Swerve jumps off the top rope with a footstomp for the pinfall victory.

Winners via pinfall: Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee at 2:22

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- Keith Lee gets on the mic and says that with that victory, they have become a top five ranked tag team, Powerhouse Hobbs and Ricky Starks then interrupt, Starks calls Keith rex from Toy Story, Swerve says that Starks came out here dressed as a bar of soap, Jurassic and Christian Cage then make their entrance, Christian says that Starks should shut the hell up, Christian then lays out a challenge for a three-way tag title match at Double Or Nothing, Christian then suggests Ricky Starks vs Jungle Boy vs Swerve Strickland next week on Dynamite.

- MJF then comes out with Shawn Spears, MJF says that unfortunately he's no longer in Long Island, but in Houston Texas as he makes puking motions, MJF says that if Wardlow lays a finger on him during the lashes he won't get the match at Double Or Nothing or an AEW contract, MJF then demands that the pig Wardlow gets sent out, Wardlow then walks out shirtless, in handcuffs with security guards. Both men get face-to-face as MJF spits at MJF, MJF then delivers the first lash, but Wardlow laughs, the second whip and Wardlow still doesn't react, MJF then unloads on Wardlow but Wardlow doesn't react. Shawn Spears then whips Wardlow with an eight and nine as Wardlow reacts and gets in MJF's face, MJF then lands a lowblow on Wardlow followed by belt shots, MJF then puts on the Dynamite diamond ring and lays out Wardlow with a punch. Shawn Spears then hits MJF with the C4. Spears then pins Wardlow as MJF counts to three.

Match 4: Rey Fenix vs Kyle O'Reilly 

--The match starts off with Kyle taking down Fenix and locking in a headlock, Kyle goes for a cross armbreaker but Fenix counters into a quick two count, Fenix then lands a stiff chop and a slap to the chest of Kyle, Fenix then goes to the top but Kyle lands a forearm, Fenix then hits a jumping enzuigiri from the second rope, followed by a tope suicida/cannonball to the outside, Fenix then goes for a frogsplash but Kyle catches him in a dragon sleeper but Fenix gets to the ropes, Kyle then sends Fenix shoulder first into the ring post, Kyle then kicks Fenix as he's on the ground as we go to commercial break.

*Commercial break*

- We are back from commercial as we see Fenix and Kyle exchanging forearms and kicks, Fenix lands two forearms and a series of chops, Fenix then walks the ropes and lands a kick to the face of Kyle, Fenix then lands a modified powerbomb for a nearfall, Fenix then lands a rolling hurricarana on Kyle for a nearfall, Kyle then catches Fenix into a series of butterfly suplexes, Fenix then gets Kyle in the corner followed by a stepping side kick to the face of O'Reilly, Fenix then lands the hook kick but Kyle comes back with a bottom rope closeline, both men then exchange a series of kicks, Fenix then lands a jumping enzuigiri to Kyle, followed by a superkick, sending Kyle to the apron, Fenix then runs the ropes and lands a hurricarana to the outside, Fenix goes for a rolling cutter but Kyle counters into a forearm for the submission victory.

Winner via submission: Kyle O'Reilly at 12:01

- The Blackpool Combat Club make their entrance with Santana, Ortiz, and Eddie Kingston. The Jericho Appreciation Society then make their entrance. Matt Minard says that there will be no pyro or entrance music, Jericho says that the attack was orchestrated by William Regal, Jericho says that he thought Regal would be dead by now, Jericho says that after all the abuse Regal has taken he has half a brain that works, Jericho then says that Regal had so much wasted potential, Jericho says he could of been one of the best like him but instead turned into a world class addict who was fired from every company he's been in, Jericho says that everything in AEW that Santana and Ortiz had was because of him, Jericho says that Eddie is too stupid to stay home after he burned his face, Jericho then calls Bryan Danielson a nerd who's never had a drink or a drug, Jericho says that Regal will shove alcohol down his mouth until he joins the program with Moxley, Jericho tells Regal to go home or else he will throw a fireball in his face with a fireball, or piss in his tea again. Regal says that the screams from a burning orphanage are the only thing worse than Jericho's whining voice, Regal says that he would always Jericho's toothbrush and stick it up his bottom throughout the years, Jericho then challenges them to a stadium stampede match but Moxley declines, Moxley suggests that at Double At Nothing its 5-vs-5 in an anything goes match, Jericho says that the group has alot of issues with Moxley and Santana trying to take each other eyes out, Jericho then says that Bryan called Eddie lazy and Eddie called Bryan a judgmental prick, Eddie tells them to get in the ring and fight, but The Jericho Appreciation Society retreats, Eddie wants to go out after them but Bryan pushes him, Bryan and Kingston then push each other.

Match 5: Britt Baker vs Maki Itoh

- The match starts with both women hugging, Itoh falls and then rolls up Britt for a two count, Itoh then steps on the foot of Britt and flips her off, Britt goes for the lock jaw but Itoh counters into a pin and a nearfall, Britt lands a series of punches onto Itoh as we go to commercial break.

*Commercial break*

- We are back from commercial as we see Britt land an underhook suplex for a nearfall, Britt then punches away at Itoh in the corner, Britt slams Itoh into the top turnbuckle but Itoh no sells it and slams her own head, Itoh then lands a headbutt on Britt followed by a tornado DDT from the second rope for a nearfall, Itoh then lands the falling headbutt on Britt for another nearfall, Britt then lands a thrust kick, followed by the Lockjaw for a submission victory.

Winner via submission: Britt Baker at 6:46

- After the match, Toni Storm comes out and stares down Britt Baker from the ramp.

- Tony Schiavone then runs down the card for next week but is interrupted by Serena Deeb, Deeb says that she's tired of hearing him talk, Deeb says that last week she heard Tony say that she couldn't beat Thunder Rosa at Double Or Nothing, Deeb says that Tony made himself look like an idiot, Deeb then calls out Dustin Rhodes, Dustin comes out, Deeb calls Dustin the posterboy of failure, Deeb says that she respected Dustin until he trained and coached Rosa, Deeb says that she put breast implants in her body to please old perverts, Deeb then asks Dustin why he said she can't beat Rosa, Deeb says that Dustin doesn't have the balls to answer here, Deeb slaps Dustin but Thunder Rosa comes out, Dustin tries to hold Rosa back but accidentally hits Dustin, Deeb then hits Rosa with the AEW women's title.

Match 6: Jeff Hardy vs Adam Cole

- Adam Cole attacks Jeff Hardy on the ramp as he's making his entrance, the match starts and Jeff takes down Cole and goes for a top rope move but Cole rolls to the outside, Jeff then lands a running cloasline off the apron onto Cole, Cole then slams Jeff into the steel steps, Cole then lands a backstabber on Jeff inside the ring, Cole then slams Jeff into the top turnbuckle face first as we go to commercial break.

*Commercial break*

- We are back from commercial as we see Cole landing a forearm to Jeff, Jeff fights back and lands a Russian leg sweep followed by the leg drop, folding Cole up for a nearfall, both men then exchange a series of punches, Cole then lands a jumping enzuigiri on Jeff, Jeff than lands a facebuster on Cole for a nearfall, Jeff then goes for the whispers in the wind but Cole hits him with a superkick in mid-air for a nearfall, Jeff then lands a stunner and a swinging neckbreaker, Jeff goes for the Swanton bomb but Cole rolls out of the way and lands the knee to the back of the head of Jeff for the pinfall victory.

Winner via pinfall: Adam Cole at 7:07.

- After the match, Yhe Young Bucks go to attack the Hardy Bros but Adam Cole attacks them from behind, Darby Allin and Sting then make the save, Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish then take out Darby on the ramp, Sting then lands a series of punches in Cole but Kyle O'Reilly hits Sting in the back with a chair, Sting no sells but The Young Bucks land a double superkick on Sting, The Young Bucks then wrap Sting's ankle in a steel chair, Kyle O'Reilly then jumps off the top rope, destroying Sting's ankle as we go off the air.