June 1, 2022
The KIA Forum
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Commentary Team: (Excalibur, Jim Ross and Tony Schiavone)
Ring Announcer: Justin Roberts
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) June 2, 2022
Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: (19-1) CM Punk & (32-6-1) FTR vs. (56-28) Max Caster & (19-14) The Gunn Club w/Billy Gunn & Anthony Bowens In A 6-Man Tag Team Match
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) June 2, 2022
Dax Harwood and Austin Gunn will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Austin backs Harwood into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Austin shoves Harwood. Strong lockup. Austin applies a side headlock. Harwood whips Austin across the ring. Austin drops Harwood with a shoulder tackle. Harwood drops down on the canvas. Austin leapfrogs over Harwood. Harwood slides under Austin. Harwood scores the elbow knockdown. Harwood with a knife edge chop. Harwood tags in Wheeler. Harwood whips Austin across the ring. Wheeler dropkicks the left knee of Austin. Harwood with a running elbow drop. Wheeler hooks the outside leg for a two count. Austin with a gut punch. Austin sends Wheeler to the corner. Austin tags in Colten. Colten with a gut punch. Colten slams Wheeler’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Colten repeatedly stomps on Wheeler’s chest. Colten with the irish whip. Wheeler dives over Colten. Wheeler ducks a clothesline from Colten. Wheeler drops down on the canvas. Wheeler leapfrogs over Colten. Wheeler with a Back Body Drop. Wheeler dropkicks Colten. Wheeler with a deep arm-drag. Wheeler applies an arm-bar. Colten backs Wheeler into the turnbuckles. Caster tags himself in.
Caster goes for a Bodyslam, but Wheeler lands back on his feet. Wheeler applies a wrist lock. Wheeler with an arm-ringer. Wheeler tags in Punk. Punk with a flying double axe handle strike. Punk applies a wrist lock. Punk with a shoulder block. Punk with a forearm smash. Caster drives Punk face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Caster repeatedly stomps on Punk’s chest. Caster is raining down haymakers. Caster is mauling Punk in the corner. Caster whips Punk into the turnbuckles. Punk kicks Caster in the face. Punk with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Punk applies an arm-bar. Simultaneous tag to Wheeler. Wheeler with The Avalanche Powerslam. Harwood hooks the outside leg for a two count. Caster with a Belly to Back Suplex. Caster tags in Austin. Harwood is displaying his fighting spirit. Austin sweeps out the legs of Harwood. Austin slams Harwood’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Austin repeatedly stomps on Harwood’s chest. Austin tags in Colten. Colten with two haymakers. Colten dropkicks Harwood. Austin with a Running Neck Snap. Colten hooks the outside leg for a two count. Colten tags in Caster.
Double Hammer Throw into the turnbuckles. Billy punches Harwood behind the referee’s back. Caster hooks both legs for a two count. Caster applies a front face lock. Austin tags himself in. Double Irish Whip. Harwood dumps Caster out of the ring. Harwood launches Austin over the top rope. Harwood ducks a clothesline from Colten. Harwood with a Belly to Back Suplex. Austin and Caster wisely pulls Punk and Wheeler off the ring apron. Austin tags in Colten. Double Irish Whip. Double Flapjack for a two count. Colten tags in Caster. Caster hyperextends the left leg of Harwood. Caster stomps on the left hamstring of Harwood. Caster uses the middle rope as a weapon. Caster whips Harwood chest first into the turnbuckles for a two count. Caser applies an arm-bar. Harwood with a forearm smash. Harwood grabs a side headlock. Caster whips Harwood across the ring. Caster scores the elbow dropkick. Caster tags in Austin. Austin repeatedly stomps on the left hamstring of Harwood. Austin tags in Caster. Caster with an elbow drop. Harwood tumbles to the floor.
Colten delivers a cheap shot behind the referee’s back. Caster goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Harwood lands back on his feet. Harwood with a Release German Suplex. Both guys are knocked down after a double clothesline. Caster with a double leg takedown. Harwood denies The Sharpshooter. Caster tags in Austin. Austin whips Harwood across the ring. Harwood crawls under Austin. Harwood tags in Punk. Punk slips off the top rope. Punk is throwing haymakers at Gunn Club. Punk with Two Bodyslams. Punk ducks a clothesline from Austin. Punk with The Swinging NeckBreaker. Punk dropkicks Colten to the floor. Punk with a Running Hip Attack. Punk ducks a clothesline from Caster. Punk delivers The Roundhouse Kick. Stereo Rising Knee Strikes. Assisted Pescado to the outside. Punk with a short-arm clothesline. Punk lands The Flying Elbow Drop. Punk prepares for The GTS. Punk gets distracted by Billy. Austin rolls Punk over for a two count. Austin kicks Punk in the gut. Austin goes for The Famouser, but Punk counters with a PowerBomb into Billy. Punk tags in Harwood. Punk connects with The GTS. FTR plants Austin with The Big Rig to pickup the victory.
Winner: (20-1) CM Punk & (33-6-1) FTR via Pinfall
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) June 2, 2022
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) June 2, 2022
I am in a lot of pain right now after what happened on Sunday. But all you people want to do is hear me talk, right? That’s what you want, right, you want to hear me talk? I’ll talk, but this is Max Friedman talking. Big merger boss, a lot of important executives here tonight to watch your product. Would be a real shame if something bad happened. I wouldn’t want to embarrass you, man. Speaking of embarrassing, you’ve been trying to sit down with me to hash things out for quite some time now, haven’t you? Well, guess what, too little, too late. Here’s why. When this company first started, it was All Friends Wrestling, everybody was handed a ticket, except for me. See, I had to write my own and boy do I have a good penmanship because I created moments after moments for this company and I still get no respect. Nobody is on my level, no one. Everything I touch turns to gold. There is nothing I can’t do. Every time I come out here, I am not expected to hit home runs, I am expected to hit grand slams and I do that shit on a weekly basis.
See, all the other boys, they get to settle for being great, I have to be perfect because I’m the 26 years old who is constantly held under a microscope because I’m the only guy who is capable of carrying this company on my back as I have for months. It’s funny I hear boos, but I also hear clapping, that’s interesting. Where were you guys this whole weekend when you were calling me an unprofessional piece of shit? I’m just curious. You’re not the only problem, no, it’s the boys in the back, too. Because the boys in the back all my spot. Well, guess what, you want my spot, you can have it because I don’t want to be here anymore. Now, let’s talk about you “fans.” You people call yourselves fans. You’re not fans, you’re uneducated marks. You sit there on your phones, tweeting out your opinions like they’re worth a damn. Let me explain something to you people, you don’t know shit. Your opinions suck. Your opinions change at the drop of a dime and then you pretend your new opinions are the same as your old. For example, man, I always knew MJF was a good wrestler.
Really, that’s interesting, because last time I checked, you guys pretended that I sucked in the ring for a long time and why is that, huh? Is it because I’m not untrained like all your faves? Because I don’t pretend to watch New Japan? Because I don’t dump my opponents on their heads? Because I’m not reckless, what is it? Because I’m not chasing star ratings, guys, what is it? How could I possibly be the best? Well, newsflash, I am the best, I’m the best in the world, because I’m the only guy who makes you feel. And unlike all those boys, I don’t have to do a bunch of bullshit to get you there. I am a generational talent and you people consistently take me for granted. But it’s not just you, it’s the big man in the back, too. Here’s something you guys can’t take for granted. Here’s something he doesn’t want you to know.
Do you guys know who the second biggest minute for minute draw in this entire company? Nope, you wish, it’s me. And if you don’t believe me, do me a favor, ask Stat Boy Tony in the back and see what he’s got to say. But whatever you do, don’t ask him to reach into his pockets and pay the man who’s been busting his ass for him since day one. No, no, no, no, make sure he hoards all that money so we can give it to all the new ex-WWE guys he keeps bringing in that can’t lace my goddamn boots. Hey, Boss, would you treat me better if I was an ex-WWE guy? See, maybe you don’t get it, man. Here’s the problem with you, boss, you got a position of pwoper in a wrestling company when the only position you should be assuming is behind the guardrail with all of them. I don’t want to wait till 2024, but you don’t listen to me, so allow me to make it a little bit easier for you. Tony, I want you to fire me. Don’t count me down, you piece of shit, shut your mouth. Look at me, Tony, I want you to fire me, YOU FUCKING MARK! Fire Me! Fire Me! Fire Me!
Second Match: (1-1) Johnny ELITE vs. (21-3) Miro
Elite kicks the left hamstring of Miro. Miro blocks The Spinning Back Kick. Miro clotheslines Elite. Miro repeatedly stomps on Elite’s chest. Miro with a straight right hand. Miro with heavy bodyshots in the corner. Miro continues to stomp on Elite’s chest. Elite attacks the midsection of Miro. Elite with a forearm smash. Miro sends Elite to the corner. Elite kicks Miro in the face. Miro snatches Elite off the top turnbuckle. Miro with The Back Drop Driver. Miro kicks Elite in the back. Miro puts his leg on the back of Elite’s neck. Miro with another back kick. Elite with three bodyshots. Miro scores the elbow knockdown. Miro with Two Vertical Suplex’s. Miro with a Falling HeadButt for a two count.
Miro stomps on Elite’s back. Miro punches Elite. Miro applies a rear chin lock. Elite with heavy bodyshots. Elite decks Miro with a back elbow smash. Elite ducks under two clotheslines from Miro. Miro catches Elite in mid-air. Miro with The Uranage Slam. Elite responds with The Roundhouse Kick. Elite delivers his combination offense. Miro sends Elite to the corner. Elite side steps Miro into the turnbuckles. Elite unloads a flurry of strikes. Elite with The SpringBoard Enzuigiri. Elite with The Standing Shooting Star Press for a one count. Elite follows that with a Running Knee Strike. Elite goes for The End Of The World, but Miro ducks out of the way. Miro connects with The Machka Kick. Miro stomps on Elite’s back. Miro makes Elite tap out to Game Over.
Winner: (22-3) Miro via Submission
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) June 2, 2022
.@AthenaPalmer_FG gets her warm welcome to #AEW interrupted by TBS Champion @Jade_Cargill, the Baddies and new publicist #StokelyHathaway! It’s #AEWDynamite LIVE on @TBSNetwork! pic.twitter.com/NHjwDxCGv7
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) June 2, 2022
Third Match: (38-9) The Jurassic Express, (13-6) Christian Cage, (61-22-1) Darby Allin, (38-17) Matt Hardy w/Jeff Hardy vs. (53-26) The Young Bucks, (6-2) reDRagon, (0-1) Hikuleo w/Adam Cole and Brandon Cutler In A 10-Man Tag Team Match
Jungle Boy and Kyle O’Reilly will start things off. Test Of Strength. Kyle with two hamstring kicks. Jungle Boy slaps Kyle in the chest. Jungle Boy with The Lucha Libre Arm-Drag. Jungle Boy dropkicks Kyle. Jungle Boy pops back on his feet. Jungle Boy applies a wrist lock. Kyle drives his knee into the midsection of Jungle Boy. Kyle tags in Fish. Jungle Boy with a deep arm-drag. Jungle Boy applies an arm-bar. Cage tags himself in. Fish with a bodyshot. Jungle Boy punches Fish in the back. Double Irish Whip. Two Double Hip Tosses. Cage tags in Hardy. Double Haymaker. Cage applies a front face lock. Hardy with a SpringBoard Elbow Smash. Hardy kicks Fish in the gut. Fish whips Hardy across the ring. Hardy avoids The Roundhouse Kick. Fish thrust kicks the midsection of Hardy. Cage and Jackson are tagged in. Cage ducks a clothesline from Jackson. Cage with two uppercuts. Cage transitions into a corner mount. Cage knocks Nick off the ring apron. Cage kicks Jackson in the face. Cage drops Jackson with The Tornado DDT for a two count.
Cage stands on the back of Jackson’s neck. Cage with The Slingshot Uppercut. Fish runs interference. Allin with forearm shivers. Jungle Boy with a Leaping FrankenSteiner to the outside. Cage lands The Frog Splash for a two count. That leads us to a pier six brawl. Allin lands The Suicide Dive. Stereo Orihara MoonSaults. Jackson denies The Killswitch. Nick SuperKicks Cage. Jackson with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Nick with The SomerSault Plancha. Nick SuperKicks Allin. The Bucks are fired up. Cage with an inside cradle for a two count. Jackson clotheslines Cage. Jackson with a Knee Drop. Jackson tags in Kyle. Kyle with a Running Knee Drop for a two count. Kyle sends Cage to the corner. Simultaneous tag to Hikuleo. Cage launches The Bucks over the top rope. Kyle with a running forearm smash. Double Apron Enzuigiri. Hikuleo levels Cage with The Body Avalanche. Hikuleo drives Cage face first into the canvas for a two count. Cage with heavy bodyshots. Hikuleo with a knee lift. Hikuleo sends Cage face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Hikuleo tags in Nick.
Nick taunts The Jurassic Express. The Undisputed Elite gangs up on Cage. Nick tags in Jackson. Jackson rakes the back of Cage. Jackson tags in Nick. Nick repeatedly kicks Cage in the face. Nick repeatedly stomps on Cage’s chest. Cage avoids The Double SuperKick. Cage with a Double Reverse DDT. Cage tags in Luchasaurus. Luchasaurus with a shoulder tackle. Luchasaurus clears the ring. Luchasaurus sends Nick to the corner. Luchasaurus delivers his combination offense. Luchasaurus sends Jackson chest first into the canvas. Luchasaurus with a corner clothesline. Luchasaurus sends Kle back first into Nick. Luchasaurus with a Running Hip Attack. Nick and Kyle side steps Luchasaurus into the turnbuckles. Luchasaurus with a double clothesline. Luchasaurus poses for the crowd. Luchasaurus goes for The Chokeslam, but Nick lands back on his feet. Nick with The Spinning Back Kick. Nick with The Roundhouse Kick. Luchasaurus decks Nick with a back elbow smash. Luchasaurus drives Nick face first into the canvas. Jungle Boy drills Jackson with The Canadian Destroyer. Luchasaurus Chokeslams Nick. Luchasaurus with The Standing MoonSault for a two count.
Hikuleo drags Nick to their corner and tags himself in. Double Throat Hold. Luchasaurus HeadButts Hikuleo. Luchasaurus ducks a clothesline from Hikuleo. Both guys are knocked down after a double clothesline. Allin and Kyle are tagged in. Allin avoids The Roundhouse Kick. Allin with a Shotgun Dropkick. Allin with forearm shivers. Allin side steps Fish into the turnbuckles. Allin delivers his combination offense in the corner. Allin with a series of Running Hip Attacks. Fish side steps Allin into the turnbuckles. Allin kicks Fish in the face. Allin ducks a clothesline from Kyle. Allin with The Flipping Stunner. Allin sends Hikuleo tumbling to the floor. Allin tags in Hardy. Hikuleo catches Allin in mid-air. Fish kicks Allin in the gut. reDRagon hits Chasing The Dragon on the floor. DELETE Party. Hikuleo sends Hardy to the corner. Hardy side steps Hikuleo into the turnbuckles. Cage with The Missile Dropkick. Hardy kicks Hikuleo in the gut. Hardy with The Twist Of Fate. Simultaneous tag to Jungle Boy. Cage with The Flying Spear off the apron. Kyle follows that with a Flying Knee Strike off the apron. SuperKickParty. Hardy denies The BTE Trigger. The Bucks shoves Jungle Boy into Hardy. reDRagon connects with The Total Elimination. The Bucks plants Jungle Boy with The Meltzer Driver to pickup the victory.
Winner: (54-26) The Young Bucks, (7-2) reDRagon, (1-1) Hikuleo via Pinfall
— AEW on TV (@AEWonTV) June 2, 2022
Fourth Match: (51-7) Wardlow vs. (4-37) JD Drake
Drake unloads two knife edge chops. Wardlow clotheslines Drake. Wardlow whips Drake across the ring. Drake ducks a clothesline from Wardlow. Drake sends Wardlow to the corner. Wardlow dives over Drake. Wardlow with a running shoulder block. Wardlow with clubbing shoulder blocks. Wardlow follows that with a double leg takedown. Wardlow connects with The PowerBomb Symphony to pickup the victory.
Winner: (52-7) Wardlow via Pinfall
Fifth Match: (46-22) Britt Baker & (11-14) Jamie Hayter w/Rebel vs. (5-1) Toni Storm & (30-5) Ruby Soho
Britt Baker and Toni Storm will start things off. Storm immediately takes a swipe at Hayter. Baker kicks Storm in the gut. Forearm Exchange. Storm repeatedly stomps on Baker’s chest. Storm whips Baker across the ring. Baker bails out to the floor. Baker poses with her Owen Hart Title Belt. Storm rolls Baker over for a two count. Storm applies a side headlock. Baker whips Storm across the ring. Baker drops down on the canvas. Storm with a basement dropkick. Storm tags in Soho. Following a snap mare takeover, Back Kick/PK Combination. Baker pulls Soho down to the mat. Baker tags in Hayter. Hayter repeatedly stomps on Soho’s chest. Soho decks Hayter with a JawBreaker. Baker tags herself in. Hayter kicks Soho in the face. Hayter sends Soho to the ring apron. Hayter SuperKicks Soho. Baker sweeps out the legs of Soho. Baker hits The Draping Fisherman’s NeckBreaker on the floor. Hayter repeatedly stomps on Soho’s chest. Baker rolls Soho back into the ring.
Baker goes into the lateral press for a two count. Baker tugs on Soho’s hair. Soho with heavy bodyshots. Baker with forearm shivers. Baker with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Baker applies the sitting abdominal stretch. Soho fights from underneath. Baker backs Soho into the turnbuckles. Baker tags in Hayter. Hayter stomps on Soho’s chest. Hayter with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a one count. Hayter repeatedly slams Soho’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Baker attacks Soho behind the referee’s back. Hayter blasts Storm off the apron. Hayter punches Soho in the back. Hayter bodyslams Soho for a two count. Hayter grabs Soho by her hair. Hayter tags in Baker. Baker is putting the boots to Soho. Baker applies a front face lock. Baker with two forearm smashes. Baker goes for The Butterfly Suplex, but Soho counters with the backslide cover for a two count. Hayter pulls Storm off the apron. Baker continues to dish out forearms. Short-Arm Reversal by Soho. Soho with The Back Drop Driver. Storm and Hayter are tagged in. Storm with a shoulder tackle. Storm knocks Baker off the apron. Storm ducks a clothesline from Hayter. Storm with a Release German Suplex. Storm with a Running Hip Attack. Storm follows that with The Tornado DDT.
Hayter catches Storm in mid-air. Hayter with The Draping DDT on the floor. Soho with a Flying Crossbody Block to the outside. Baker responds with The SlingBlade. Baker rolls Storm back into the ring. Hayter with a Sliding Knee Strike for a two count. Storm denies The Tiger Driver. Storm with The Alabama Slam. Storm tags in Soho. Hayter avoids The Flying Double Foot Stomp. Baker SuperKicks Soho. Storm ducks a clothesline from Baker. Storm with The Release German Suplex. Hayter drops Storm with The Big Boot. Hayter denies The STO. Hayter with The Uranage BackBreaker. Hayter tags in Baker. Baker with The Tornado Butterfly Suplex. Baker goes for The SuperKick, but Soho rolls her over for a two count. Soho connects with No Future for a two count. Baker goes for The Lock Jaw, but Soho rolls her over for a two count. Baker with The Swinging Fisherman’s NeckBreaker. Baker is distracted by Storm. Hayter nearly punches Baker. Storm pulls Hayter off the apron. Soho with an inside cradle for a two count. Soho blocks a boot from Baker. Soho with a knee lift. Soho plants Baker with The Destination Unknown to pickup the victory. After the match, Hayter attacks Soho and Storm with the Owen Hart Title Belt.
Winner: (6-1) Toni Storm & (31-5) Ruby Soho via Pinfall
Updated AEW vs. NJPW Forbidden Door Match Card
– CM Punk vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
Line Up For This Weeks AEW Rampage
– Athena vs. Kiera Hogan w/Jade Cargill, Red Velvet and Stokely Hathaway
– The Young Bucks w/Brandon Cutler vs. The Lucha Brothers w/Alex Abrahantes
– Scorpio Sky (c) w/Dan Lambert & Ethan Page vs. Dante Martin For The AEW TNT Championship
Sixth Match: (67-10-1) Jon Moxley w/William Regal vs. (22-16) Daniel Garcia w/Chris Jericho
Chris Jericho and William Regal joins the commentary team for this match. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Garcia backs Moxley into the turnbuckles. Strong lockup. Moxley drop steps into a side headlock. Garcia whips Moxley across the ring. Moxley drops Garcia with a shoulder tackle. Moxley unloads three knife edge chops. Moxley whips Garcia across the ring. Garcia kicks Moxley in the chest. Chop/Jab Exchange. Garcia pie faces Moxley. Moxley slaps Garcia in the face. Snap Mare/Back Kick Exchange. Moxley goes into the cover for a two count. Greco Roman Knuckle Lock. HeadButt Exchange. Garcia with two haymakers. Moxley kicks Garcia in the gut. Garcia denies The Death Rider. Garcia runs Moxley out of the ring. Garcia with a reverse hammer throw into the steel ring steps. Moxley is busted open. Garcia traps the left leg of Moxley inside the ring stairs. Garcia dropkicks the ring stairs. Garcia repeatedly stomps on Moxley’s chest. Garcia is raining down haymakers. Garcia rolls Moxley back into the ring. Garcia hooks the outside leg for a two count.
Garcia with The Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Garcia applies a leg lock on the middle rope. Moxley with desperation chops. Garcia kicks the left knee of Moxley. Garcia applies The Figure Four Leg Lock. Moxley reverses the pressure. Garcia grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Moxley decks Garcia with a back elbow smash. Garcia has Moxley perched on the top turnbuckle. Garcia with two haymakers. Garcia starts biting Moxley’s forehead. Moxley hammers down on the back of Garcia’s neck. Garcia with an Avalanche Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Moxley denies The Sharpshooter. Moxley rakes the eyes of Garcia. Moxley kicks Garcia in the back. Moxley hits The X-Plex on the ring stairs. Moxley with a corner clothesline. Moxley puts Garcia on the top turnbuckle. Moxley with an Avalanche Front Chancery Suplex for a two count. Moxley is raining down 12×6 elbows. Moxley applies The Sleeper Hold. 12×6 Elbow Exchange.
Moxley applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Garcia transitions into The STF. Moxley grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Garcia goes for The Scorpion Death Lock, but Moxley counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Moxley ducks a clothesline from Garcia. Moxley with a Release German Suplex. Garcia slaps Moxley in the face. Garcia with The Back Drop Driver. Garcia nails Moxley with The PileDriver for a two count. Garcia applies The Scorpion Death Lock. Moxley goes for The Bulldog Choke, but Garcia rolls hm over for a two count. Forearm Exchange. Garcia with a Running Boot. Both guys are knocked down after a double forearm. Moxley drives Garcia back first into the time keepers table. Moxley rolls Garcia back into the ring. Moxley gets distracted by Jericho. Moxley denies The Schoolboy Rollup. Moxley kicks Garcia in the face. Eddie Kingston pulls Jericho off the ring apron. Moxley connects with The Death Rider to pickup the victory. Moxley makes Garcia tap out to The Bulldog Choke. After the match, Moxley tells Jericho that he wants to participate in The Blood & Guts Match.
Winner: (68-10-1) Jon Moxley via Submission
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