The Stars of AEW and New Japan Pro Wrestling In Action
Time for your AEW WrestleDream results as AEW produces a pay-per-view tribute to the late, great Antonio Inoki. The show features stars from AEW and the promotion Antonio Inoki founded; New Japan Pro Wrestling.
Zero Hour (Pre-Show)
Mixed Tag Match: Satoshi Kojima, Keith Lee, Athena, and Billie Starkz Shane Taylor Promotions (Shane Taylor and Lee Moriarty), Diamante, and Mercedes Martinez:
A serviceable opener as Kojima hits the lariat and covers Lee Moriarty for the win.
Winners: Team Kojima
Claudio Castagnoli vs. “The Warmaster” Josh Barnett:
Both men rely on technical skills as well as straight up clubbering. Claudio locks in the Octopus and as Barnett struggles to escape, Claudio cradles him for the pin.
Winner: Claudio Castagnoli
After the match, Josh Barnett salutes Claudio Castagnoli for living up to his reputation and telling “The Swiss Superman” Inoki would approve of him. Barnett tells him they’re not through and he wants a rematch.
Luchasaurus vs. Nick Wayne:
To no one’s surprise, Luchasaurus dominates the match. Brief hope spot by Wayne but it’s no good and AEW’s resident dinosaur monster destroys him, polishing him off with a clothesline for the pin.
AEW World Trios Championship: The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens, Max Caster, and Billy Gunn Champions) vs The Mighty Don’t Kneel (TMDK) (Shane Haste, Mikey Nicholls, and Bad Dude Tito):
TMDK don’t prove so mighty after Max Caster hits the Mic Drop on Bad Dude Tito, covering him for the win.
Winners: The Acclaimed
Handicap Match for the ROH World Tag Team Championship: MJF (Champion) vs The Righteous (Vincent and Dutch):
Before the match, MJF denies any involvement in the recent backstage attack on Jay White and claims someone stole his devil mask. MJF talks trash with the challengers, starting off strong until the numbers game catch up. However, the challengers’ overconfidence gets the best of them and MJF capitalizes, hitting the Heatseeker on Dutch and using the ropes for the insurance policy.
ROH World Championship and Strong Open Heavyweight Championship Eddie Kingston (Champions) vs. Katsuyori Shibata:
A solid match as both men go for submission wins after wearing each other down with strikes. Kingston gets the duke after a spinning back fist and powerbomb for the three-count.
Winner: Eddie Kingston
After the match, Kingston and Katsuyori show their respect for each other.
TBS Championship. Kris Statlander (Champion) vs Julia Hart (with Brody King):
Statlander knows better than to underestimate Hart but she finds The House of Black’s resident vixen to be a formidable foe. Statlander blocks a mist attempt but Hart is no one-trick pony and proves difficult to pin. Finally, the champion sees her spot and hits two Tombstone Piledrivers for the 1-2-3.
Winner: Kris Statlander
Four-Way Match for Future AEW World Tag Team Championship Match. The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) vs. The Gunns (Austin Gunn and Colten Gunn) vs. The Lucha Brothers (Rey Fenix and Penta El Zero Miedo) (with Alex Abrahantes) vs. Orange Cassidy and Hook:
A wild back and forth battle but it’s clear the top two teams are the Bucks and the Lucha Brothers. Things come down down to the Bucks superkicking everyone in sight then saving the best for last as they superkick Rey Fenix into oblivion, getting the win and a future title shot.
Winners: The Young Bucks
“Hangman” Adam Page vs. Swerve Strickland (with Prince Nana):
A gutsy performance by both men as Strickland survives the Deadeye on the steel steps while Page holds out despite Swerve nearly breaking his arm with the cross armbar. Strickland goes to the heel book of tricks and clobbers Page with Prince Nana’s headband, landing the JML Driver to score the win.
Winner: Swerve Strickland
Ricky Starks vs Wheeler Yuta:
Big Bill comes out to land a hand for Starks but proves ineffective. However, sometimes moral support is all you need and Starks hits a Spear followed by a Sit-Out Dominator for the 1-2-3.
Winner: Ricky Starks
After the match, Big Bill and Ricky Starks gloat, giving Jon Moxley (who is providing color commentary) the stink eye.
Bryan Danielson vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
A superb match as both men target body parts to not only wear each other down, but neutralize their opponent’s finishers. Both wrestlers put each other through the grinder and it’s amazing either is still able to stand. Nonetheless, Danielson digs deep and hits the Busaiku Knee, as Sabre counts the lights.
Winner: Bryan Danielson
Chris Jericho and The Golden Elite (Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi) vs. The Don Callis Family (Konosuke Takeshita, Sammy Guevara, and Will Ospreay) (with Don Callis):
A solid six-man tag match with solid-gold star power. The match reaches its climax as Chris Jericho locks Sammy Guevara in the Walls of Jericho only for Don Callis to crack his cane over “The Ocho’s” noggin behind referee Aubrey Edwards’ back. Guevara covers for the win.
Winners: The Don Callis Family
AEW World Tag Team Championship. FTR (Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood Champions) vs. Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis):
Aussie Open is ready to move up from being former ROH World Tag Team Champions to being AEW World Tag Team Champions and FTR is in for a fight. FTR finally turns the tide when they hit a Spike Piledriver to Mark Davis on the outside apron then deliver the Shatter Machine to Fletcher for the win.
Two-Out-of-Three Falls Match for the TNT Championship. Christian Cage (Champion) vs Darby Allin:
This one is very personal and Cage seems eager to prove he can outwrestle Darby and win without Luchasaurus present.
First Fall: Darby Allin by pinfall
Christian drops Darby onto the steel steps, leading to medical staff taking Allin out on a gurney.
Second Fall: Christian by count-out
However, Christian dives off the top rope, knocking Allin off the gurney. Allin gets back into the ring and Nick Wayne shows up after Christian accidentally spears the referee. Wayne grabs the TNT Championship and clobbers Allin with it, allowing Christian to get the 1-2-3.
Third Fall: Christian Cage (by pinfall)
Sting shows up and cleans house, taking out Nick Wayne and Christian. However, Luchasaurus joins in and things look bad for Sting as the numbers catch up. Christian goes for the Con-Chair-to but the lights go out. A hype video shows a mystery man driving a classic car to the ring. It’s Edge! Edge takes Christian’s chair and goes to end Sting, only to attack the heels! Spears for everyone (except for Christian who wisely bails). Darby offers his hand to Edge who shakes it. Sting extends his hand to Edge who also shakes it.
Winner: Christian Cage
AEW WrestleDream Results
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