Welcome to the report of a new episode of Dynamite! The last one, to be precise, on the way to Grand Slam, a special event to be held next week at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York. Today's show is instead broadcast from Albany, a town not far from the Big Apple.
Buckle up and get ready to go! Jon Moxley vs. Sammy Guevara. The show begins with a bang: first semifinal of the tournament valid to crown the new AEW World Champion. A hard-fought encounter with the former TNT Champion who comes close to winning, but Mox's cunning and experience are the masters.
It is he who wins after overturning an attempt at GTH with the licensed Death Rider. 1,2,3, Moxley is the first finalist of the evening! MJF's music resounds as he enters the ring and takes it out on the audience and Moxley, accusing him of being just a character.
MJF reiterates its intention to become world champion and introduces manager Stokely Hathaway and his new stable, The Firm! Allies who have been instrumental in helping him win the Casino Ladder Match at All Out.
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MJF leaves the microphone to Stokely and walks away from the ring. The latter reminds everyone that he is a longtime friend of MJF (they have known each other since he was 19) and that he took William Morissey, Ethan Page and the Gunn Club under his wing because they needed to express their potential.
Together they are The Firm: whoever stands in front of their path can decide to join the cause or run away. Jungle Boy vs Jay Lethal. Great moral revenge of Jungle Boy after the lightning defeat suffered at All Out against Christian Cage.
The former Tag Team Champion begins to show a more aggressive character side of him and submissively beats Jay Lethal with the Snare Trap. It is announced that the current FTW Champion HOOK will be teaming up with rapper Action Bronson next week at the Grand Slam.
Matt Hardy, on the other hand, challenges Darby Allin to a match for Rampage. Jim Cornette recently expressed his utmost disagreement concerning the comparisons between AEW World Champion Jon Moxley and WWE Hall of Famer Terry Funk.
"Terry Funk was Terry Funk. Jon 'Plumber' Moxley is a not very intimidating, balding middle-aged looking, prematurely aged f**k that can't work and has no psychology and does good promos if you can overlook the fact that here's this bum off the street talking like he's a goddamn vampire and a mass murderer."