AEW Dynamite: Jon Moxley, Eddie Kingston earn Tag Team Championship match

May 20 (UPI) -- Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston earned a future AEW World Tag Team Championship match against The Young Bucks, who were in action against the Varsity Blonds on Dynamite.

Moxley and Kingston took on Max Caster and Anthony Bowens of The Acclaimed on Wednesday, which helped them climb up the tag team rankings.


Caster rapped about meeting Moxley's wife Renee Paquette and poked fun at Kingston's appearance as he made his way down the ring. Moxley wasn't impressed and started the match by punching Bowens.

The Acclaimed tried to utilize a heavy metal chain before the referee noticed the weapon and later a boombox, which Moxley intercepted and used against Caster. Moxley and Kingston then won the match after Kingston helped Moxley perform an elevated Paradigm Shift for the three count.

Matt and Nick Jackson of The Young Bucks defended their AEW World Tag Team Championships against Brian Pillman, Jr. and Griff Garrison of The Varsity Blonds in the main event. The Varsity Blonds were joined by their cheerleader, Julia Hart, while The Young Bucks arrived to the ring with their cameraman Brandon Cutler.

The Varsity Blonds put up a valiant effort against the champs, who eventually resorted to cheating by using aerosol cans.

Nick Jackson blinded Pillman by spraying him in the face with the aerosol can. Matt Jackson was then handed another can by Cutler and sprayed Hart in the face as she tried to get the referee's attention. Matt Jackson applied the Scorpion Deathlock on Pillman, who tapped out after Nick Jackson additionally performed a Face Buster.

The Young Bucks were not able to celebrate for long as Moxley and Kingston entered the ring to assault their rivals. Moxley and Kingston both applied sleeper holds, causing The Young Bucks to pass out.


Kingston used the oppoturnity to steal Matt and Nick Jackson's expensive Nike Air Dior shoes. Announcer Tony Schiavone then announced that Moxley and Kingston will challenge The Young Bucks for their AEW World Tag Team Championships at the Double or Nothing pay-per-view event on May 30.

Also on Dynamite, AEW Women's World Champion Hikaru Shida battled Rebel, the partner of her future opponent Dr. Britt Baker.

Shida, during the match, mocked Baker by putting on a doctor's glove and getting ready to apply the Lockjaw. Baker jumped up on the ring apron to distract Shida and the referee, which allowed Rebel to attack Shida in the back with a crutch.

Shida withstood the attack and later caused Rebel to tap out after applying a Stretch Muffler. Baker entered the ring and stomped Shida's face into her championship belt. Shida defends the AEW Women's World Championship against Baker at Double or Nothing.

Other moments from Dynamite included Christian Cage defeating Matt Sydal; Team Taz attacking Cage and Sydal before brawling with Hangman Adam Page; Darby Allin and Sting ambushing Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky; MJF promising to end The Inner Circle at Double or Nothing; NWA Women's World Champion Serena Deeb successfully defending her title against Red Velvet; Anthony Ogogo defeating Austin Gunn; and newly crowned TNT Champion Miro being confronted by his Double or Nothing opponent Lance Archer.


AEW World Champion Kenny Omega and his manager Don Callis offered Orange Cassidy a contract to forego his World Championship match at Double or Nothing due to injury, in exchange for a future title bout.

Omega is currently scheduled to defend his championship against both Cassidy and Pac in a Triple Threat match at Double or Nothing. Cassidy will make his decision next week.

AEW also announced on Wednesday that Dynamite will move from TNT to TBS starting in January. TNT will gain a new, hour-long AEW show titled Rampage every Friday at 10 p.m. EDT starting on Aug. 13.

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