AEW World Trios Champions Death Triangle (Pac and The Lucha Brothers) def. Best Friends (AEW All-Atlantic Champion Orange Cassidy, Trent Beretta and Chuck Taylor)
Almost all trios matches in AEW are spot-fests, so if those aren't your cup of tea, then this probably wasn't for you. Personally, I thoroughly enjoyed this, so I have no complaints. I just hope the Trios titles can get more focus going forward after being booked like an afterthought for the last month. These teams always work well together, but I'm certainly ready for them to move on and to see other trios enter the title mix.
AEW Interim Women's World Champion Toni Storm def. Hikaru Shida
I'm not sure if anyone saw Shida as a legitimate threat to the title, but I thought it was cool they showed pictures of the two beforehand from years ago and acknowledged that this was nearly a decade in the making. As expected, they gave it a hell of an effort, worked a great pace and had a top-notch match. I can't say I lost my mind when Riho returned afterward, but they're clearly building toward her being Storm's next challenger.
MJF and William Regal Exchanged Words
This started out as Tony Schiavone interviewing Regal, but it was quickly interrupted by MJF, who told the (real) story of how he was almost hired by WWE but was turned down because he was only 19 at the time. He mentioned how an email from Regal that he perceived as disrespectful was what led him to busting his ass so he could prove him wrong. Regal's impassioned response was exceptional as well. This was just a stellar segment all around with some of the strongest mic work I've seen all year in AEW.
Renee Paquette Hosted a Sit-Down Interview with Bryan Danielson and Wheeler Yuta
This was a pre-taped segment and exactly the sort of thing I want to see AEW do with Paquette. She shines in this environment and plays her role perfectly. Danielson spoke about Daniel Garcia's actions last week and Yuta was understandably upset that Danielson didn't see Garcia's betrayal coming, so now they're teasing tension within Blackpool Combat Club. I don't think it's leading to a split or a heel turn from anyone, but it is an interesting and logical wrinkle in the story they're telling.
ROH World Champion Chris Jericho def. Dalton Castle
If you told me five years ago that Jericho and Castle would be fighting for the ROH World Championship, I would've called you crazy because I never thought Jericho would do anything with Ring of Honor. I've been a big detractor of Jericho Appreciation Society, but the gimmick of him facing former ROH World Champions has been fun so far and it has made matches like this possible. Castle didn't have a chance in hell of winning, but the crowd bought into him and they had an entertaining affair.
AEW World Champion Jon Moxley def. "Hangman" Adam Page by Referee Stoppage
Moxley is a Cincinnati native and was obviously beloved by this crowd. Amazingly, he and Page had never gone one-on-one before, so this had a big fight feel and they delivered. Unfortunately, before they could reach that next gear, Page suffered an injury that was serious enough to force the referee to call for the bell with 10 minutes still left in the show. Here's hoping he'll be okay because that was scary stuff. Major props to Moxley and MJF for adlibbing everything after that and effectively setting up their main event for Full Gear (the story makes perfect sense after what we saw from MJF and Regal earlier in the evening). Those two are total pros.
What's hilarious is that this felt more like a Battle of the Belts show than all four installments of Battle of the Belts have. Can Title Tuesday (with matches that are actually importance) become a quarterly concept? That would be cool. In all seriousness, that Page injury was a real bummer of a way to end the night because this was a terrific edition of Dynamite on the whole and one of my favorites in a while. All four championship matches were above-average (or at least before being cut short in the case of the main event) and that MJF and Regal exchange will go down as one of Dynamite's best segments in 2022. Realism in stories is always appreciated.