All Elite Wrestling took over Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City for its annual Grand Slam occasion. Wednesday night time’s Grand Slam version of AEW Dynamite kicked off by figuring out the Ring of Honor World Championship, the primary of 5 championship bouts set for the stay episode. Champion Claudio Castagnoli has defended the title a number of occasions in latest weeks, and he has been on a collision course with Chris Jericho, who has been in search of his eighth main championship.
Much to the shock of everybody in attendance, Chris Jericho defeated Claudio Castagnoli to grow to be the ROH World Championship. Granted, in typical Jericho trend, he performed soiled to make sure his win.
The early moments of the match had been all about Claudio. Jericho hesitated to take part within the Code of Honor handshake to begin the bout, however he in the end joined palms with Claudio earlier than slapping him within the face and getting issues began. Claudio instantly took over, beating Jericho everywhere in the ring. He even by means of Jericho onto the ropes, inflicting him to land with the highest rope between his legs.
Jericho discovered his method again into the match with an inexpensive transfer, which should not come as any shock at this level. He threw former ROH proprietor Cary Silkin at Castagnoli, distracting him lengthy sufficient to land a few strikes and even issues up somewhat bit.
Things acquired actually thrilling when the motion returned to the ring. Jericho and Castagnoli aren’t all the time identified for working off the highest rope, however they mixed for an extremely spectacular, high-flying spot. Jericho tried to throw Castagnoli, solely to have the ROH champion flip the tables. As Castagnoli started to throw Jericho, the Lionheart reversed in mid-air and despatched Castagnoli throughout the ring.
Castagnoli finally locked Jericho right into a Sharpshooter, which was sure to occur in some unspecified time in the future within the battle. The maintain did not final, nonetheless, as Jericho acquired to the ropes and was in a position to get away. A powerbomb by Castagnoli nearly ended issues, however the faucet ended simply earlier than its third depend.
The crowd finally acquired what they wished, as Castagnoli put Jericho into his swing and twirled him across the center of the ring. A catapult adopted by an enormous lariat nonetheless wasn’t sufficient to get the pin for Castagnoli. Jericho got here at him with a bat, however Castagnoli caught it. The referee missed a low blow by Jericho and a Judas Effect was sufficient to knock Castagnoli out and declare the win.