This week’s AEW Dynamite card has undergone a minor change, according to AEW. It was originally confirmed that Dr. Britt Baker and Serena Deeb will wrestle Hikaru Shida and AEW Interim Women’s World Champion Toni Storm in a tag team match, continuing Baker and Storm’s ongoing rivalry. During the 9/13 episode of AEW Dark, Baker and Rebel attacked Shida in the locker room, forcing Storm to find a new tag team partner.
If I can’t have my preferred tag partner, Jamie Hayter, after which you can’t have yours, Baker said during a backstage interview. So you’d start looking for someone else, champ. Baker was referring to her recent feud with Hayter, who has been frustrated with Baker as of their Four-Way Fight for the Interim AEW Women’s World Championship earlier this match at the All Out pay-per-view. Hayter appeared to have won the title in the closing stages of the match, until Baker pulled the umpire out of the ring. Storm then nailed a DDT on Hayter for the pinfall win.
AEW World Championship Tournament
It remains to be seen whether Hayter will play in the Baker & Deeb vs. Storm & Athena fight on Wednesday. The two semi-finals of the ongoing AEW World Championship Tournament of Champions Bryan Danielson vs. Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley vs. Sammy Guevara have also been announced for the 9/14 AEW Dynamite.
After a brief layoff due to injury, CM Punk came back to the ring on the August 24, 2022 version of AEW Dynamite, intent on reclaiming his AEW World Championship. Finally, he’d return to face interim AEW World Champion Jon Moxley and try to reclaim the title he never truly lost. Unfortunately for him and all those holding out hope to see him leave the arena as the undisputed champion that night, that did not happen.
In an unexpected turn of events, Moxley easily defeated Punk, who emerged to reinjure himself during brief battle. So, with Punk seemly out of the running for the title, who would Moxley compete against for the gold at All Out 2022? Eventually, we have a response: CM Punk. Moxley delivered a scathing promo against Punk on the August 31 episode of AEW Dynamite. He also left an open agreement in the ring, which Ace Steel accepted before retiring.