During broadcasts of AEW Dynamite via TBS and Fite TV, the president and CEO Tony Khan confirmed the company’s World Championship vacancy.
This week’s broadcasts kicked off with a video statement starring Tony Khan. The president of the company confirmed that, as a result of what happened after the All Out pay-per-view, the AEW World Championship will be vacant until the broadcast on September 21 at Arthur Ashee Stadium. Starting tonight, the company will hold a six-player tournament en route to a match for the vacant belt at Grand Slam 2022.
CM Punk ends a reign of only four days tonight which began at All Out 2022. “The Best in the World” defeated former champion Jon Moxley in the main event on September 4 to capture his second world belt within All Elite Wrestling. His previous reign was six days before he confirmed an ankle injury that required him to undergo surgery.
Grand Slam Tournament for the AEW World Championship
combat 1 (AEW Dynamite – September 7)
Bryan Danielson vs. Hangman Page
combat 2 (AEW Rampage – September 9)
Sammy Guevara vs. Darby Allin
semi-final 1 (AEW Dynamite – September 14)
Winner Match 1 vs. Chris Jericho
semi-final 2 (AEW Dynamite – September 14)
Winner Match 2 vs. jon moxley
Final (AEW Dynamite Grand Slam – September 21)