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September 26, 2022 Observer Newsletter: AEW Grand Slam, Roman Reigns vs. Logan Paul announced for WWE Crown Jewel

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AEW did three title changes as part of its now annual Grand Slam show on 9/21 at Arthur Ashe Stadium, which also drew its fourth $1 million gate since late May.

While AEW will likely never top the Brodie Lee tribute show as the best episode of Dynamite in history, the combination of the title changes, five title matches and taking advantage of the atmosphere and hot crowd made this among the best episodes in the history of the show.

Jon Moxley beat Bryan Danielson to win the AEW title, and has set up defenses against Adam Page on a Tuesday, 10/18 show in Cincinnati (because TBS will be airing Major League Baseball playoffs on 10/19) and likely following up with a defense against MJF on 11/19 at Full Gear at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Page got his title shot winning a Battle Royal on the Rampage part of the taping. Either guy could have won this match and it would have been fine, although my gut felt like right now Moxley vs. MJF has a better dynamic than Danielson vs. MJF, which is the next PPV direction.

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