The month of May starts blazing hot with another edition of All Elite Wrestling’s premiere Wednesday night wrestling show, AEW Dynamite. Let’s preview the action for this week’s AEW Dynamite – the Ring of Honor Women’s World Championship will be up for grabs as “rightful” champion Deonna Purrazzo faces off against interim champion Mercedes Martinez, winner takes all. A grudge match between “The Sports Entertainer” and a former cohort from The Inner Circle transpires on this night.
Plus, the Blackpool Combat Club looks to continue their winning ways against a trio from the AFO. There’s a lot more where that came from, as AEW looks to start a brand new month on the right note. It’s Wednesday night after all, and you know what that means! Time for some Dynamite! Let’s run it down.
Full AEW Dynamite Match Card:
- The Owen Hart Foundation Men’s Tournament – Qualifier: Jeff Hardy vs. Bobby Fish
- Wardlow vs. MJF’s Mystery Opponent
- ROH Women’s World Championship – “Champion vs. Champion”: Deonna Purrazzo (c) vs. Mercedes Martinez (Interim)
- Trios Match: The Butcher, The Blade & Angelico vs. Blackpool Combat Club
- Grudge Match: Chris Jericho vs. Santana
The Undisputed #ROH Women’s Championship is on the line as @DeonnaPurrazzo (c) makes her #AEW debut to defend her Title against Interim Champion @realmmartinez this WEDNESDAY on #AEWDynamite LIVE at 8/7c on @tbsnetwork! pic.twitter.com/72srOKNM9D
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) May 1, 2022
The Only Champion: Deonna Purrazzo vs Mercedes Martinez on AEW Dynamite
The time has come, and it all goes down this Wednesday night. ROH Women’s World Champion Deonna Purrazzo seeks to be undisputed as she faces off against interim champion, “The OG Badass” Mercedes Martinez. This showdown was inevitable, especially when Mercedes won the gold at Supercard of Honor XV, defeating the formidable and excellent Willow Nightingale.
Martinez would silence the naysayers by stating that she went through hell and back to capture the title, and the moniker of “interim champion” should not be placed anywhere near her name. She is ready to fight tooth and nail and seeks, not only to retain the title but also to spoil the AEW debut of “The Virtuosa.” There can only be one; who will it be? Find out this Wednesday night only on Dynamite!
Well would you look at that, it's next week already 👀
— AEW on TV (@AEWonTV) May 2, 2022
No Love Lost: Chris Jericho Battles Santana
After the horrendous attack on Eddie Kingston on last week’s Dynamite, Santana seeks retribution for his friend as he faces off against former teammate, turned bitter enemy Chris Jericho. One-half of Proud and Powerful showed exactly what would happen if you mess with him and the people he cares for. On last week’s AEW Rampage, Jericho would be blindsided, during his commentary duties, when he was brutally beaten down by a livid Santana.
Not long after the assault, Jericho laid down the gauntlet for this week’s Dynamite; Jericho wants Santana in a Grudge Match. The match was made official the very same night, and it will definitely not be your standard wrestling contest. These two went through violent wars together, and now, it’s one wanting to end the other. Prepare yourselves for a battle; these two will not let up until they’ve done what they came to do. Will Santana lay down the beating of a lifetime? Or will Chris Jericho annihilate his once close friend? Tune into TNT live to find out!
Stay tuned to the Last Word on Pro Wrestling for more on this and other stories from around the world of wrestling, as they develop. You can always count on LWOPW to be on top of the major news in the wrestling world. As well as to provide you with analysis, previews, videos, interviews, and editorials on the wrestling world. You can catch AEW Dynamite Wednesday nights at 8 PM ET on TBS and AEW Dark: Elevation (Monday nights) and AEW: Dark (Tuesday nights) at 7 PM ET on YouTube. AEW Rampage airs on TNT at 10 PM EST every Friday night.