AEW Dynamite Grand Slam Preview (9/21/22): Five Titles on the Line
AEW Dynamite Grand Slam is set to be a massive show featuring five title matches, including three world championship matches. The company is putting on two Grand Slam events this week, with the other taking place on Rampage. Grand Slam is a pay-per-view caliber event that is put on during the week. With AEW shows being lackluster of late, this one feels like a big deal. With a lot on the line, there is no telling what is going to happen. So here’s what to expect heading into AEW Dynamite Grand Slam.
AEW All-Atlantic Championship Match
Orange Cassidy vs PAC (c)
Orange Cassidy is challenging PAC for the All-Atlantic championship. PAC has successfully defended his title twice since becoming the inaugural champion. Most recently, he defeated a returning Kip Sabian to retain his title. But this week, he faces Orange Cassidy. Cassidy and PAC have met only twice in singles competitions in AEW. One was decided by a double KO and the other PAC won. PAC has been on a roll as of late, becoming AEW’s first-ever wrestler to hold two belts at the same time.
PAC hates everything Cassidy stands for in professional wrestling. Furthermore, PAC didn’t even want to give Cassidy a shot at the title because he felt like he didn’t deserve it. Cassidy attacked PAC backstage and the match was made official. This one is going to be interesting, as these two contrast in wrestling styles. It will be intriguing to see how they stack up against each other for the third time.
AEW Tag Team Championship Match
The Acclaimed vs Swerve in our Glory (c)
The Acclaimed receive a second chance at the tag team titles. These two met at AEW All Out a couple of weeks ago where Swerve in our Glory retained their titles. After Swerve in our Glory defeated Lucha Bros to retain the titles, the Acclaimed came out and challenged them. But this time, Max Caster didn’t walk down doing his usual rap. Caster showed a more aggressive side as he challenged Swerve in our Glory for the titles. With the Acclaimed being more serious and seemingly more focused, they may have a better shot at claiming the titles at AEW Dynamite Grand Slam.
ROH World Championship Match
Chris Jericho vs Claudio Castagnoli (c)
Claudio Castagnoli is coming off of a hard-fought victory over FTR’s Dax Harwood. Castagnoli has been defending the title more frequently, taking on any opponent that wants a shot. This time, he isn’t facing any ordinary wrestler. Chris Jericho is looking to claim the ROH world championship for the first time in his illustrious career. Jericho has held seven world titles and countless other championships, but the one that has alluded him is the ROH world championship. Although Castagnoli and Jericho haven’t met in AEW in singles competition, they have a rich history. The pair have faced each other countless amounts of times in WWE over the years. Furthermore, these two men are a part of two groups that absolutely hate each other. Castagnoli is looking to pick up a huge win by defeating one of the greatest wrestlers of all time in Jericho.
AEW Interim Women’s World Championship Match
Serena Deeb vs Athena vs Britt Baker vs Toni Storm (c)
Toni Storm is competing in another fatal four-way match for the AEW interim women’s world championship. This is also Storm’s first title defense since winning it at All Out. The odds are not in her favor since she is defending against three other women. Deeb, Athena, Baker, and Storm all met in a tag team match last week. Deeb and Baker defeated Storm and Athena, but Deeb was the one to pin Storm. These four women now turn into enemies as they all want the same thing: becoming AEW women’s world champion. With her friendship with Hayter in turmoil, Baker is going to need to stay focused on what’s in front of her. Everyone in this match is going to need to keep their head on a swivel. Storm is looking to establish herself as a worthy champion by overcoming the odds and retaining her world championship.
AEW World Championship Match
Jon Moxley vs Bryan Danielson
After AEW suspended its top stars, it left the AEW world title vacated. Tony Khan announced he was going to hold a tournament to crown a new champion. Well, it’s time for the final matchup, which is two team members facing off for the most coveted prize in all of professional wrestling. Blackpool Combat Club members, Jon Moxley and Bryan Danielson, are facing off to crown the new AEW world champion. Moxley is a two-time AEW world champion, while Danielson has yet to capture any type of gold in AEW.
There will be no bad blood between these two, just a good fight. Both men understand how big of an opportunity it is and want to walk out as champions. This is a pay-per-view main event-worthy match that’s taking place on Dynamite. These are two of the best wrestlers in the world and they’re going to be going at it. It’s going to be physical, it’s going to be hard-hitting, it’s going to be relentless, but only one man can walk out as champion.