Champion Vacates Championship Ahead Of AEW Dynamite Title Match

3 weeks ago by Connel Rumsey

Champion Vacates Championship Ahead Of AEW Dynamite Title Match AEW

A champion who is set for action on this week’s AEW Dynamite show has officially vacated their championship.

On the May 10 episode of AEW Dynamite, AEW International Champion Orange Cassidy was attacked backstage by IWGP Tag Team and NJPW STRONG Tag Team Champion Kyle Fletcher.

Fletcher is set to face Cassidy for the title on this week’s episode of Dynamite in Las Vegas, but he won’t be doing so as a champion.

On last night’s NJPW Resurgence show, Fletcher came to the ring with the titles, when it was announced that, due to an injury to his partner Mark Davis, Aussie Open would officially be vacating both sets of Tag Team Championships.

Both pairs of new champions are set to be crowned at NJPW Dominion on June 4.

Those weren’t the only matches set for Dominion on the show, as the final of the tournament to determine a challenger for Kenny Omega’s IWGP United States Championship was also set on the show.

The show was not without injury of it’s own, with Mercedes Mone suffering an injury during the show’s main event.

Here are the results from the May 17 episode of AEW Dynamite:

Christian Cage and Luchasaurus attacked TNT Champion Wardlow with a ladder, setting up Cage vs Wardlow in a ladder match at Double Or Nothing

Darby Allin & Orange Cassidy def. Big Bill & Lee Moriarty

Sammy Guevara def. Exodus Prime

Karen Jarrett appeared and helped Jeff Jarrett, Jay Lethal, Satnam Singh & Sonjay Dutt attack FTR

Toni Storm & Ruby Soho def. Hikaru Shida & Britt Baker

The 21-man Blackjack Battle Royal at Double Or Nothing for Orange Cassidy’s International Championship was announced

Tony Khan announced upcoming dates and locations for AEW Collision, but said the location of the premiere would be revealed next week

Roderick Strong def. Chris Jericho in a Falls Count Anywhere match thanks to help from Adam Cole

Jack Perry def. Rush

Darby Allin and Sammy Guevara ran out to help Perry when he was being attacked by Le Faccion Ingobernables

Jay White def. Ricky Starks via DQ when Starks used a steel chair that had been introduced by White’s partner Juice Robinson

Don Callis came to address turning on Kenny Omega, which turned into a big brawl between the Blackpool Combat Club and The Elite, including Adam Page returning and rejoining The Elite and setting up an Anarchy in the Arena match for Double Or Nothing

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