The first AEW WrestleDream PPV took place with Christian Cage-Darby Allin in the main event for the TNT Title and many more title matches.
There were 14 matches for AEW WrestleDream, which took place at the Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle. Four of the matches were on the pre-show and ten matches were on the main show.
This event took place one year after the death of Japanese wrestling legend Antonio Inoki, so AEW paid tribute to him on the show.
Here are the results of the ZERO HOUR PRE-SHOW matches, which aired free on AEW’s YouTube channel and other places.
* Satoshi Kojima, Keith Lee, Athena, and Billie Starkz defeated Shane Taylor Promotions (Shane Taylor and Lee Moriarty), Diamante, and Mercedes Martinez.
* Claudio Castagnoli defeated Josh Barnett. Jon Moxley was on commentary for the match to support Claudio.
* Luchasaurus defeated Nick Wayne.
* The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens and Max Caster) and Billy Gunn defeated TMDK (Shane Haste, Mikey Nicholls, and Bad Dude Tito) to retain the AEW Trios Tag Team Champions.
The announcers on the main show were Excalibur, Nigel McGuinness, Taz and Tony Schiavone. They had three people on call during every match with Excalibur & McGuinness on the entire show.
AEW WrestleDream Main Card Results
Match #1: MJF defeated The Righteous (Vincent & Dutch) to retain the ROH Tag Team Titles in a handicap match. MJF won with a Heatseeker DDT for the pinfall with his feet on the ropes.
Match #2: Eddie Kingston defeated Katsuyori Shibata to retain the ROH World Championship & NJPW Strong Open Championship. Kingston won by pinfall with a Powerbomb.
Match #3: Kris Statlander defeated Julia Hart to retain the TBS Championship. Statlander won by pinfall with the Sunday Night Fever.
Match #4: The Young Bucks – Matt & Nick Jackson defeated The Gunns – Austin & Colten Gunn, Lucha Brothers – Penta El Zero Miedo & Rey Fenix and Orange Cassidy & Hook to earn an AEW Tag Team Title match. Young Bucks won with BTE Trigger on Penta for the pinfall. Fenix was injured during the match and taken to the back.
Match #5: Swerve Strickland defeated “Hangman” Adam Page by pinfall. Swerve won with the JML Driver.
Match #6: Ricky Starks defeated Wheeler Yuta. Starks won clean with the Rochambeau slam. Jon Moxley was on commentary to support his buddy Yuta.
Match #7: Bryan Danielson defeated Zack Sabre Jr. by pinfall. Danielson won with a running Busaiku Knee leading to the pin. John Moxley was also on commentary during this match.
Match #8: The Don Callis Family (Konosuke Takeshita, Sammy Guevara, and Will Ospreay) (with Don Callis) defeated Chris Jericho and The Golden Elite (Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi) by pinfall. Callis hit Jericho with a bat and Sammy covered Jericho for the pinfall win.
Match #9: FTR (Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood) (c) defeated Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis) by pinfall to retain the AEW Tag Team Titles. FTR hit a Super Shatter Machine for the pinfall win.
Match #10: Christian Cage defeated Darby Allin by pinfall to retain the TNT Title. Christian pulled the ring apron off to show off the exposed wood under the ring. Christian won when Nick Wayne turned on Allin by hitting him with the TNT Title (while the referee was down) and Christian woke up the referee to win.
After the match, Sting tried to save Darby, but Luchasaurus showed up to help Christian and Wayne against Allin and Sting. A video aired saying “Our Feature Presentation.” Somebody was shown driving up to the arena.
It was Adam Copeland aka WWE Hall of Famer Edge making his AEW debut. Copeland entered to the same “Metalingus” song he had in WWE, but they called him Adam Copeland. When Copeland got into the ring, he stared at best friend Christian Cage and was handed a chair for a Conchairto to Sting. However, Copeland used the chair to beat up Luchasaurus & Wayne instead while Christian left before Copeland could touch him.
Adam Copeland shook hands with Sting and Darby Allin in the ring while Christian Cage posed with the TNT Title in the aisle. Adam and Christian stared at eachother from a distance. That was the end of the show.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) October 2, 2023