Dr. Britt Baker defends AEW Women’s ChampionshipAEW Women’s World Champion Dr. Britt Baker defended her title against Ruby Soho in the main event. Baker was joined by her bodyguards Rebel and Jamie Hayter. Soho attacked Rebel and Hayter by diving onto them from the top rope. This allowed Baker to land a Superkick followed by a Swinging Neckbreaker. The bout headed back into the ring where Ruby delivered a headbutt. Baker was given her surgical glove by Rebel and attempted a Curb Stomp, but missed. Baker later performed an Avalanche Air Raid Crash and landed a Curb Stomp, but it wasn’t enough to win the match. Soho performed the No Future but Hayter jumped onto the ring apron to distract her. Baker took advantage of the situation and was able to apply the Lock Jaw submission hold, forcing Soho to tap out.
FTR vs. Sting and DarbyAlso at Grand Slam, Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood of FTR battled Darby Allin and living legend Sting. FTR was joined at ringside by their manager Tully Blanchard. Sting, at 62 years old, wrestled throughout the bout and brought the fight to FTR by performing all of his signature moves. Sting connected with the Stinger Splash and avoided a chair Blanchard had placed in the corner. Sting punched Blanchard, his old rival, and applied the Scorpion Deathlock to Hardwood as Allin performed the Coffin Drop on Wheeler. Hardwood tapped out to give Sting and Allin the victory.
Other moments from AEW Dynamite: Grand SlamOther moments from Grand Slam included CM Punk warning that the old CM Punk will return; MJF defeating Brian Pillman, Jr. by forcing him to tap out; and Malakai Black defeating Cody Rhodes by spraying black mist into Rhodes’ eyes. Rhodes had notably appeared to get frustrated against Black and accidentally hit the referee. Grand Slam night two begins Friday at 10 p.m. EDT on TNT. The matches include Cole and The Young Bucks vs. Jurassic Express and Cage; CM Punk vs. Will Hobbs; Anna Jay vs. Penelope Ford; AEW World Tag Team Champions The Lucha Brothers with Santana and Ortiz vs. Private Party, The Butcher and The Blade; Men of the Year vs. Chris Jericho and Jake Hager of The Inner Circle; and Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston vs. Lance Archer and Minoru Suzuki of New Japan Pro Wrestling in a Lights Out match. Reporting by Wade Sheridan
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