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AEW Dynamite Grand Slam 2023 Results: What happened on the show? (20/09/23)

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The AEW Dynamite Grand Slam 2023 was an eventful night, packed with thrilling matches and unexpected turns. Held at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York, the show promised high-octane action, and it certainly delivered.

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AEW Dynamite: Title for Title Match: Claudio Castagnoli vs. Eddie Kingston

The evening kicked off with a Title for Title match, pitting the ROH World Champion, Claudio Castagnoli, against the NJPW STRONG Openweight Champion, Eddie Kingston.

The two competitors exchanged fierce blows, with both trying to gain the upper hand. The match saw a series of near falls, power moves, and high-flying action.

In the end, Eddie Kingston emerged victorious, becoming the new ROH World Champion.

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The Kingdom, Adam Cole, and Roderick Strong

Footage from earlier in the day showed The Kingdom interacting with a recovering Roderick Strong. Adam Cole later checked in on Strong, leading to a tense exchange.

The Kingdom criticised Cole for his late arrival, while Strong expressed his disappointment in Cole’s priorities.

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TNT Championship Drama

Backstage, Renee interviewed Christian Cage and the TNT Champion, Luchasaurus. Cage threw down a challenge to Darby for a 3-way match for the TNT title. The stipulation? Sting couldn’t be at ringside. The segment hinted at an intense showdown between these competitors in the coming days.

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AEW Dynamite: Chris Jericho vs. Sammy Guevara

Chris Jericho faced off against his friend, Sammy Guevara. The match was a testament to the skills and chemistry of both wrestlers. After a series of high-flying moves, near falls, and signature manoeuvres, Jericho managed to secure the win.

However, the post-match events were even more shocking. After a show of sportsmanship, Guevara turned on Jericho, aligning himself with Don Callis.

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MJF and Samoa Joe

MJF didn’t hold back in calling out Samoa Joe, promising to choke him out. The segment hinted at a brewing rivalry between the two.

Rey Fenix vs. Jon Moxley

The match between Rey Fenix and Jon Moxley was nothing short of spectacular. Fenix’s agility and Moxley’s raw power were on full display.

Despite a few hiccups, Fenix managed to secure the win and became the new AEW International Champion. The match had its moments of confusion, but the title change at Arthur Ashe was a significant highlight.

AEW Women’s World Championship: Saraya vs. Toni Storm

Toni Storm and Saraya, once best friends, clashed for the AEW Women’s World Championship. The match was as much about their personal animosity as it was about the title. Saraya, the reigning champion, was accompanied by Ruby Soho. The match saw Toni using a pair of shoes as a weapon and a series of near falls.

In the end, Saraya retained her title, but the story between her and Storm is far from over.

AEW World Championship: MJF vs. Samoa Joe

The main event of the evening was the AEW World Championship match between the champion, MJF, and the challenger, Samoa Joe. The match was a brutal display of strength, technique, and cunning. MJF, ever the opportunist, used every trick in the book, including a mysterious object to choke out Joe.

With the referee distracted, Adam Cole made his presence felt, rallying MJF. In a shocking turn of events, MJF managed to retain his title, but not without controversy.

The show ended with MJF and Cole celebrating in the ring, with the New York crowd showing their appreciation.

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