Once a great edition of Double or Nothing has been delivered to the archives, Tony Khan's company has to deal with CM Punk's injury. The Chicago wrestler, who had snatched the title from Adam Page at PPV, has undergone a surgical operation and will have to stay out of the picture for a few months.
Meanwhile, Tony Khan has decided it was fair to crown an interim champion rather than vacate the title. The episode of Dynamite, broadcast live from the Cable Dahmer Arena in Independence, opens with the anticipated Casino Battle Royale: the winner will face Jon Moxley in the main event.
The first to enter were Darby Allin, Eddie Kingston, Lance Archer, Tony Neese and Daniel Garcia. The last, however, was Andrade El Idolo. The match was attended by many AEW stars, including Hobbs, Ricky Starks and Keith Lee, who was surprisingly eliminated by his tag team partner Swerve Strickland.
The last two to remain in the ring were Kyle O'Reilly and Wheeler Yuta, a member of the Blackpool Combat Club. Despite the tenacity of the young wrestler, it was the RedDragon member who won, eliminating him from the third-string after a well-placed running big boot.
Jay Lethal then tagged in and hit a double Lethal Injection on both Vega and Fitchett. Lethal then pinned Fitchett for the win.
Jay Lethal shone
Result: Jay Lethal and Satnam Singh def. Davey Vega and Matt Fitchett. In the main event, therefore, Kyle O'Reilly and Jon Moxley will face off!
To the surprise of the public, Tony Schiavone announces the introduction of a brand new title: the All-Atlantic Championship. The inaugural champion will be crowned at the tournament final which airs at Forbidden Door on June 26th.
The first match saw PAC and Buddy Matthews, members of opposing factions, clash. The two gave birth to a great match, full of near falls and acrobatic maneuvers, which led the audience to sing the chorus "Fight Forever"
To take home the victory is the British wrestler with a prodigious Black Arrow. PAC then celebrated with the remaining members of the Death Triangle. Backstage, an angry Eddie Kingston challenges Jake Hager, guilty of costing him a world title shot, to a one-on-one match this week at Rampage.