May 20 (UPI) – Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston won an upcoming AEW World Tag Team Championship game against the Young Bucks, who were in action against the Varsity Blonds on Dynamite.
Moxley and Kingston took on The Acclaimed’s Max Caster and Anthony Bowens on Wednesday, which helped them move up the tag team standings.
Caster hit about meeting Moxley’s wife, Renee Paquette, and mocked Kingston’s appearance as he walked down the ring. Moxley was not impressed and started the game by hitting Bowens.
The Acclaimed attempted to use a heavy metal chain before the referee noticed the weapon and later a boombox, which Moxley intercepted and used against Caster. Moxley and Kingston went on to win the match after Kingston helped Moxley perform a high paradigm shift on behalf of three.
Matt and Nick Jackson of The Young Bucks defended their AEW World Tag Team Championships against Brian Pillman, Jr. and Griff Garrison of The Varsity Blonds in the main event. The Varsity Blonds were joined by their cheerleader, Julia Hart, while the Young Bucks entered the ring with their cameraman Brandon Cutler.
The Varsity Blonds made a valiant effort against the champions, who ultimately resorted to cheating using spray cans.
Nick Jackson blinded Pillman by spraying his face with the spray can. Matt Jackson then received another can of Cutler and sprayed Hart in the face as she tried to get the referee’s attention. Matt Jackson applied the Scorpion Deathlock on Pillman, who typed after Nick Jackson also performed a Face Buster.
The Young Bucks couldn’t celebrate for long as Moxley and Kingston entered the ring to attack their rivals. Moxley and Kingston both applied sleepers, causing the Young Bucks to pass out.
Kingston took the opportunity to steal the Nike Air Dior shoes from Matt and Nick Jackson. Announcer Tony Schiavone then announced that Moxley and Kingston will challenge the Young Bucks for their AEW World Tag Team Championships at the Double or Nothing pay-per-view event on May 30.
Also on Dynamite, AEW Women’s World Champion Hikaru Shida faced Rebel, the partner of her future opponent, Dr. Britt Baker.
Shida, during the match, mocked Baker by putting on a doctor’s glove and preparing to apply the Lockjaw. Baker jumped onto the ring apron to distract Shida and the referee, allowing Rebel to attack Shida in the back with a crutch.
Shida resisted the attack and then forced Rebel to withdraw after applying a Stretch Muffler. Baker entered the ring and stomped on Shida’s face in his championship belt. Shida defends the AEW Women’s World Championship against Baker in Double or Nothing.
Other Dynamite moments included Christian Cage beating Matt Sydal; Team Taz attacks Cage and Sydal before fighting with hanged man Adam Page; Darby Allin and Sting ambush Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky; MJF promises to end The Inner Circle at Double or Nothing; NWA Women’s World Champion Serena Deeb successfully defending her title against Red Velvet; Anthony Ogogo defeats Austin Gunn; and the newly crowned TNT champion, Miro, facing his Double or Nothing opponent, Lance Archer.
AEW World Champion Kenny Omega and his manager Don Callis offered Orange Cassidy a contract to forgo his world championship match at Double or Nothing due to injury, in exchange for a future title fight.
Omega is currently expected to defend their championship against Cassidy and Pac in a Triple Threat match at Double or Nothing. Cassidy will make her decision next week.
AEW also announced on Wednesday that Dynamite will switch from TNT to TBS starting in January. TNT will win a new one-hour AEW show called Rampage every Friday at 10 p.m. EDT starting August 13.