For AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam, AEW will return to Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York. The date for “AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam” was revealed during tonight’s AEW X NJPW Forbidden Door event. On the same day, an AEW Rampage: Grand Slam taping will take place. The event’s tickets will be available on July 22 at 10 a.m. ET. Kenny Omega and Bryan Danielson faced each other for the first time in AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam last year.
The game ended in a 30-minute tie. CM Punk vs the Powerhouse Hobbs, Christian Cage & Jurassic Express Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus vs the Adam Cole & The Young Bucks Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson, and a Lights Out Tag Team Match between Eddie Kingston & Jon Moxley and Lance Archer & Minoru Suzuki were among the matches on the AEW Rampage: Grand Slam episode.
Jon Moxley defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi
At AEW X NJPW Forbidden Door, Jon Moxley defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi to become the new AEW Interim World Champion. As previously stated, on the 6/3 episode of AEW Rampage, reigning champion AEW World Champion CM Punk declared a foot injury. As a result of his injury, AEW President Tony Khan decided to hold an Interim AEW World Championship Eliminator Series to determine a new Interim Champion.
Tanahashi had to beat Hirooki Goto at NJPW’s Dominion show, whereas Moxley had to beat Kyle O’Reilly on the 6/8 show of Dynamite. Moxley will face AEW World Champion CM Punk in an AEW World Championship Unification Match after CM Punk is medically cleared to compete. Moxley had previously held the AEW World Title. Moxley reigned as champion from February 29 to December 2, 2020.
Former WWE superstar Johnny Gargano teased on social media that he’d be leaving Chicago before tonight’s Forbidden Door event. Gargano wrote on Twitter, “Thank you for the fun eight hours, Chicago,” with photos of him- getting on a plane. The AEW X NJPW Forbidden Door event takes place tonight at 8 p.m. ET at The United Center in Chicago. The pre-show for the buy-in begins at 7 p.m.ET.