AEW Dynamite Road Rager airs live tonight from St. Louis, Missouri.
Chris Jericho and Ortiz will put their hair on the line in a hair vs. hair match, where the loser will have their head shaved.
The AEW World Tag Team titles are on the line in a ladder match, with Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus defending against The Young Bucks.
Two of the top stars in the women's division will face off, as Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. takes on Toni Storm.
Will Ospreay will face FTR's Dax Harwood in singles competition.
Wardlow will face "the plaintiffs" in a 20-on-1 handicap match with pinfall and submission rules.
The AEW All-Atlantic Championship tournament continues, with Miro facing Ethan Page in a qualifying bout.
Eleven days before they square off for the interim AEW World title, Jon Moxley and Hiroshi Tanahashi have been advertised for a face-to-face segment on tonight's show.
Our live coverage begins at 8 p.m. Eastern time.
Show Report --
William Regal joined commentary.
There was a barber's chair set up at ringside.
Hair vs. Hair Lucha de Apuesta: Chris Jericho (w/ Jericho Appreciation Society) defeated Ortiz (w/ Eddie Kingston)
Ortiz attacked right away. Jericho came back with a Lionsault attempt, but Ortiz got his knees up and beat him down on the outside. He placed Jericho on the barber's chair and laid in ten punches. Back in the ring, Ortiz continued to dominate until Jericho raked his eyes. Ortiz returned fire with a dummy splash for two.
An Ortiz tope was countered by a forearm from Jericho, who followed it up by suplexing him from the apron to the floor. After a commercial, Jericho was still on top. Ortiz started a comeback with a strike combination before hitting a hanging cutter for two. A DDT got two more.
Jericho avoided a corkscrew splash and hit a Codebreaker for a near fall. An Ortiz backslide got two, but then Jericho reversed a hurricanrana into the Walls. Ortiz fought and reached the ropes. Angelo Parker got involved, so Kingston ran in and attacked Jericho Appreciation Society. Santana and Wheeler YUTA ran out to join the brawl.
Inside the ring, Kingston hit Jericho with the Uraken, but Jericho kicked out of Ortiz's pin attempt for a great near fall. Hager tried to get involved, but the distraction allowed Fuego Del Sol (it was clearly Sammy Guevara in the Fuego gear) to run out and attack Ortiz with Floyd the Bat, giving Jericho the win.
– After the match, "Fuego" unmasked as Guevara.
Some guy in a barber outfit showed up with clippers. Ortiz refused it and cut his own hair right in the ring. Kingston gave Ortiz a mic, and Ortiz repeatedly shouted "Blood and Guts!" as he continued to shave off his hair.
20-on-1 handicap match: Wardlow defeated The Plaintiffs (w/ Mark Sterling)
The plaintiffs surrounded the ring. They can be eliminated by being sent over the top rope. Wardlow immediately eliminated four before powerbombing another onto the pile. He submitted and pinned two simultaneously, then used those two to pin two more. He powerbombed three of them and stacked them all up to eliminate them, then did it again with four more, then did it again with five more. The final plaintiff tried a top-rope attack, so Wardlow caught him and powerbombed him.
– After the match, Wardlow brought Sterling into the ring. As he was about to attack him, Dan Lambert and Scorpio Sky interrupted from the rafters. Lambert told Wardlow to look over his shoulders, then directed UFC fighters Matt Hughes and Tyron Woodley, who were in the front row, to attack Wardlow.
Wardlow got a microphone and said Hughes and Woodley were too smart to take orders from Lambert. "We're cut from the same cloth." Woodley turned on Sterling and sent him to Wardlow, who powerbombed him to end the segment.
Will Ospreay defeated Dax Harwood
This was an incredible back-and-forth match. Ospreay is maybe the best wrestler in the world.
There were really loud dueling chants for both wrestlers. They wrestled around for a moment before Ospreay managed to take Dax down with a hurricanrana. Dax came back with nasty chops and back body dropped Ospreay for two. They jockeyed for position on the apron, where Dax tried to suplex Ospreay to the floor, but Ospreay escaped and pulled Dax down before sending him into the steps with a shotgun dropkick.
Back from commercial, Dax hit repeated German suplexes. He followed it up with a release version that led to just an absurd bump from Ospreay. Ospreay rolled out of the way of a diving headbutt and landed a springboard 450 splash for two. Ospreay went up top, but Dax cut him off with chops and went for an avalanche back suplex, which Ospreay countered into a crossbody for two. Dax then cradled Ospreay for a good near fall.
Ospreay hit a jackknife powerbomb, but Dax came back with another roll-up for another near fall. Ospreay landed a diving forearm to the back of Dax's head for two. He called for the Oscutter, but Dax went for a rebound powerbomb, which Ospreay fought out of. Dax recovered to counter another Oscutter and hit the powerbomb for two.
They butted heads and traded forearms. Dax got the better of the exchange, leveling Ospreay with a lariat. Ospreay came back with a Liger bomb for a near fall. He finally was able to hit the Oscutter for a great close near fall. Ospreay then destroyed Dax with the Hidden Blade for the win.
– After the match, Aussie Open, Great-O-Khan, and Jeff Cobb came out and attacked Dax. Cash Wheeler and Roppongi Vice came out to join the brawl, then Orange Cassidy's music played and he returned after about four months away due to injury. He and Ospreay faced off in the ring.
Jon Moxley and Hiroshi Tanahashi face to face
Both men made full entrances. Moxley said he'd been chasing Tanahashi for a long time, and now he's here. He said from Day 1 in NJPW, it's always been about Tanahashi. "There's only one man that they call 'Ace,' and that's you -- but not for long." Moxley said that he, himself, is the best wrestler on the planet, and that there's more on the line at Forbidden Door than just the AEW Championship. "When the dust settles at Forbidden Door, you are going to call me 'Ace.'"
Chris Jericho's music played, and he walked out flanked by Sammy Guevara and Tay Conti. He said that this was his spot and threatened to burn Moxley's face, because "he's a wizard." Jericho pointed out that he beat Tanahashi at Wrestle Kingdom, so Tanahashi told him to shut up.
Jericho called for the rest of the J.A.S. to come out and attack, but El Desperado and Lance Archer of Suzuki-gun came out and attacked as well. Jericho then introduced Guevara and Conti as the newest members of the Jericho Appreciation Society. Jericho said the Suzuki-gun members were on loan from Minoru Suzuki, who will team with Jericho at Forbidden Door alongside Guevara against Wheeler YUTA, Shota Umino, and Eddie Kingston.
Kingston, YUTA, Santana and Ortiz ran out and cleared out J.A.S. Tanahashi hit Desperado with a Sling Blade, then he and Moxley faced off to end the segment.
A video package discussed Darby Allin's anger at reDRagon for injuring Sting. Darby said he'd break Bobby Fish's leg. They will face off on Rampage.
Toni Storm was asked about facing Britt Baker later tonight. She said Baker was a dentist, meaning she's studied, and she knows things. Storm dropped out of school at 15, but she knows not to act like Baker has. She will take the AEW women's division to where it should be.
AEW All-Atlantic Championship qualifier: Miro defeated Ethan Page (w/ Dan Lambert)
Early on, Page just ran from Miro before baiting him back into the ring on a chase. Leg kicks dropped Miro before Page turned the attack to Miro's left arm. Miro came back with a lariat and beat down Page before sending him shoulder-first into the ring post.
Back from break, Miro laid in sledgehammer blows over the ropes. Page countered by dropping Miro's arm over the ropes and sending him into the steel steps. A diving cutter from Page got two.
Miro fired up and hit multiple overhead throws before landing the running leg kick. He called for Game Over, but Lambert hopped on the apron. Miro dispatched him and hit his signature thrust kick on Page before locking on Game Over for the win.
A Dante Martin and Matt Sydal video promo aired. Dante has to face Jon Moxley on Rampage, and he said he was sick and tired of being labeled "potential." He said a new star would be born on Rampage. Sydal called him "inhuman" Dante Martin.
Toni Storm defeated Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. (w/ Rebel & Jamie Hayter)
An early distraction from Rebel provided an opening for Baker to attack Storm. Storm fired back by pulling Baker to the floor and landing a diving crossbody for two. Rebel distracted the official, allowing Hayter to sweep the legs of Storm. Thunder Rosa came out and chased Hayter to the back.
During the break, Baker maintained control. Once back, Storm came back with a tornado DDT and then a second out on the floor. Baker wanted the glove from Rebel, but Storm cut her off with a German suplex. She followed it up with a hip attack in the corner, and it looked like Baker was legitimately out of it -- but it was a ruse, as Baker rolled Storm up for two. A neckbreaker from Baker got two more.
Baker put on the glove, but Storm had the Lockjaw scouted and hit a German followed by Storm Zero for the win.
– After the match, Thunder Rosa came out and posed with the championship.
Stokely Hathaway was backstage. Jade Cargill has issued an open challenge for the TBS Championship, and Hathaway will be on commentary. Willow Nightingale walked up and said she's trying to prove herself, so she accepted Jade's challenge.
Hangman Page promo
Page said that last week, he challenged Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship, but Jay White won the title this past weekend. However, the challenge still stands.
Adam Cole interrupted, first congratulating White on the title victory. He thought he should challenge for the championship at Forbidden Door, because Forbidden Door is about the Bullet Club and the Undisputed Elite.
He introduced Switchblade and signaled as if he was coming down the ramp, but White showed up behind Page and laid him out. White said he was the catalyst of professional wrestling and the IWGP World Heavyweight champion. Meanwhile, Page couldn't beat Punk, and White's 2-0 against Page anyway. He won't defend the title against Page. Switchblade then addressed Cole, saying it wouldn't be against him either.
AEW Rampage: Road Rager (6/17) lineup:
- Darby Allin vs. Bobby Fish
- Jon Moxley vs. Dante Martin
- TBS Championship: Jade Cargill (c) vs. Willow Nightingale
- Max Caster in action
Also, during the main event, Thunder Rosa vs. Toni Storm for the AEW Women's World Championship and Will Ospreay vs. Orange Cassidy were announced for Forbidden Door.
AEW World Tag Team Championship Ladder match: The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson) defeated Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus (c) to win the titles
This was a spectacular tag title match with an appropriate title change.
Luchasaurus took the Bucks down with a double clothesline. The Bucks sent him into the barricade, but then Jungle Boy took out Matt with a tope suicida. Jungle Boy and Nick traded escaleras, ending with Jungle Boy taking out Nick with a hurricanrana. Both teams jockeyed for position around the ladders. Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus got the advantage with teamwork and double teams.
The Bucks tripped up Luchasaurus and isolated Jungle Boy. They tried to suplex Jungle Boy out of the ring through a table, but Luchasaurus cut them off, allowing Jungle Boy to hurricanrana Matt off the apron through the table. Nick countered another Jungle Boy attack into a powerbomb through the table before hitting Luchasaurus with a destroyer. He kicked Luchasaurus onto a table and put him through it with a 450 splash.
After commercial, the Bucks were still in control until Luchasaurus hit high kicks before chokeslamming Matt onto a ladder and taking out both Bucks with an apron moonsault. Luchasaurus climbed a ladder, but Matt hopped on his back, so Luchasaurus just continued to climb until Jungle Boy knocked Matt off his back with a ladder shot.
All four men climbed ladders in the center of the ring and battled at the top. Luchasaurus was the last guy up, but the Bucks were able to powerbomb him onto a ladder bridge. A reverse hurricanrana took out Jungle Boy. A diving elbow from Matt sent Luchasaurus through a table.
Jungle Boy took out both Bucks with Germans. He climbed a ladder, but the Bucks recovered and went for a BTE Trigger on the ladders before Jungle Boy reversed and pushed the Bucks' ladder over before falling down himself. Luchasaurus set up a ladder in the center of the ring and climbed, but the Bucks sent him out of the ring onto a table stack (much like at one of the Hardys/Edge & Christian/Dudley Boyz TLC matches).
The Bucks hit Jungle Boy with the BTE Trigger and then they climbed the ladder, pulling down the belts for the win.
– After the match, Christian Cage came out and consoled Jungle Boy -- before turning on him, hitting him with a Killswitch, and crushing him with a con-chair-to.