23 September (WNN) — Brian Danielson and AEW World Champion Kenny Omega clashed in a dream match on the night of AEW Grand Slam.
The much-anticipated bout got off to a surprise start to the New York City-based show on Wednesday.
Omega and Danielson were staring down the ring before the action began and the excited crowd chanted loudly.
Danielson swung Omega into the corner and opened up a series of hard chops and kicks. Omega returned the favor and cut Danielson too hard. The chest of the American Dragon was beet red.
The epic fight eventually moved onto the entrance ramp with Danielson joining in with a knee strike from the top rope. Omega retaliated by performing a Snap Dragon suplex that sent Danielson first into the entrance ramp.
Omega went to the entrance and then went back downstairs to deliver the V-Trigger. The winner remained in control until Danielson escaped the Avalanche Dragon Suplex and performed an Avalanche Back Suplex of his own.
Omega later granted his wish and performed Avalanche Dragon Suplex. He followed up with another V-trigger and agreed to put Danielson down with a one-winged angel, but Danielson countered it.
Danielson was unable to connect with his running knee and Omega later missed a Phoenix splash from the top rope. Danielson patted Omega in the face and unsuccessfully attempted to apply the Lebel lock.
The wrestlers brawled until the 30-minute time limit ended, ending the match in a draw. Omega’s elite teammate Adam Cole and The Young Bucks’ Matt and Nick Jackson entered the ring to help them out and take Danielson out of the Super Kicks. Christian Cage and Jurassic Express then set out to send The Elite packing.
AEW Women’s World Champion Dr. Britt Baker defended her title against Ruby Soho in the main event. Baker was joined by his bodyguards Rebel and Jamie Hatter.
Soho dives from the top rope to attack the rebel and the hater. This allowed Baker to land a superkick and then a swinging neckbreaker.
The bout went back to the ring where Ruby gave a headbutt. Rebel gives Baker his surgical glove and attempts a curb stomp, but misses. Baker later crashed an avalanche air raid and landed a curb stomp, but this was not enough to win the match.
Soho performed No Future but Hayter jumped onto the ring apron to distract her. Baker took advantage of the situation and was able to apply a lock jaw submission hold, forcing Soho tap.
Other than this Grand Slam, Cash Wheeler and FTR’s Dax Hardwood fight Darby Allin and living legend sting. FTR was joined at ringside by his manager, Tully Blanchard.
At the age of 62, Sting wrestled throughout the bout and took the fight to FTR, performing all his signature moves. Sting attached to Stinger Splash and Blanchard avoided a chair in the corner.
Sting punches his old rival Blanchard, and applies Scorpion Deathlock to Hardwood as Allin performs. coffin drop on Wheeler. Hardwood taps out Sting and Allin for the win.
other moments from Grand Slam Includes CM Punk’s warning that the old CM Punk will be back; MJF defeated Brian Pillman, Jr. forcing him to tap out; And Malakai Black defeated Cody Rhodes by spraying black mist in Rhodes’ eyes. Rhodes was particularly frustrated against Black and accidentally hit the referee.
Grand Slam Night Two begins Friday nights at 10 p.m. EDT on TNT. Cole and the Young Bucks vs. Jurassic Express and Cage in matches; CM Punk vs. Powerhouse Hobbs; Anna J vs. Penelope Ford; AEW World Tag Team Champions The Lucha Brothers with Santana & Ortiz vs. Private Party, The Butcher & The Blade; Men of the Year vs. Chris Jericho and Jake Hager of The Inner Circle; and Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston versus Lance Archer and Minoru Suzuki of New Japan Pro Wrestling in a Lights Out match.