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AEW Dynamite Recap: Elite Challenge for Blood & Guts, Ospreay Sends Message to Swerve

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The Elite challenged AEW’s best to a Blood & Guts match, the most violent match in AEW. They also tried to recruit AEW World Champion Swerve Strickland as their fifth member, but Swerve declined.

Key Moments

  • Jack Perry defeated Dustin Rhodes in a TNT Championship Ladder Match Qualifier after hitting a DDT on exposed concrete.
  • Rush defeated Deonn Rusman, then brawled with MJF. Their fight will open next week’s Dynamite commercial-free.
  • Kyle Fletcher pinned Mark Briscoe in a trios match after Takeshita hit Briscoe with a knee strike.
  • Samoa Joe & HOOK defeated Premier Athletes when Daivari tapped out to Hook’s Red Rum submission.
  • Mercedes Moné retained the TBS Championship over Zeuxis with the MoneMaker.
  • Private Party turned down Chris Jericho’s offer to join the “Jericho Vortex” and attacked him instead.
  • Will Ospreay retained the AEW International Championship over Rey Fenix, then confronted Swerve Strickland.

Why It Matters

The Elite’s Blood & Guts challenge sets the stage for a brutal match at the upcoming AEW special. The growing tension between MJF and Rush came to a head, promising an explosive match next week. Will Ospreay’s victory and confrontation with Swerve Strickland further heats up their rivalry heading into Forbidden Door.

What’s Next

  • Next week on Dynamite: MJF vs. Rush, Toni Storm-Mina Shirakawa contract signing, The Bucks & Okada in Eliminator Matches
  • This Friday on Rampage at 10/9c on TNT
  • AEW Collision 1-Year Anniversary this Saturday at 8/7c on TNT
  • Forbidden Door PPV: Jon Moxley vs. Tetsuya Naito for IWGP World Heavyweight Championship, Swerve Strickland vs. Will Ospreay for AEW World Championship

What match are you most excited for at Forbidden Door? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

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