NJPW’s United Empire advanced to the semifinals of the AEW Trios Tag Team title tournament on Dynamite Wednesday, setting the stage for a match next week against The Elite.
Will Ospreay and Aussie Open defeated PAC and The Lucha Brothers to advance to the next round, where they will face Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks. The finish had Kip Sabian, who has spent most of the year in the crowd wearing a box over his head, attack PAC after PAC was distracted by what turned out to be a decoy watching him. Ospreay then hit Fenix with an Oscutter supported by Aussie Open to win the match.
Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks then came down and exchanged words with The United Empire. The show closed with Ospreay inviting Omega into the ring.
The winner between The Elite and United Empire will advance to AEW All Out on September 4. The other side of the bracket has Best Friends either facing The House of Black or The Dark Order on the Rampage prior to All Out. The winner of that match will move to the finals of the tournament.