Darby Allin And Roderick Strong Advance In AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament

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The AEW Grand Slam Eliminator Tournament kicked off on Dynamite with Darby Allin winning one of the two tournament matches on the show.

In the main event of AEW Dynamite from Indianapolis, Darby Allin faced a familiar opponent, 18-year-old Nick Wayne. As AEW fans know, Allin was trained by Nick’s late father Buddy Wayne and since Buddy’s passing, Allin has become a mentor to Wayne.

Darby Allin faced Nick Wayne in the Quarterfinals of the AEW Grand Slam Eliminator Tournament. The winner of that tournament will get to challenge Maxwell Jacob Friedman (MJF) for the AEW World Title on the September 20th edition of Dynamite.

Earlier in the show, Roderick Strong beat Trent Beretta in the first Quarterfinal match of the Grand Slam Eliminator Tournament.

The other two matches of the Quarterfinals will air on Rampage, which is taped after Dynamite. Those matches will see Penta El Zero Miedo face Jay Lethal while Samoa Joe faces Jeff Hardy.

Darby Allin Will Wrestle In The Semifinals On AEW Collision

This Saturday, September 9th at AEW Collision in Cleveland, Darby Allin will face Roderick Strong in the Semifinals of the Grand Slam Eliminator Tournament.

In the other semifinal match, the winners of the Penta/Lethal and Joe/Hardy matches will wrestle this Saturday on Collision as well.

The winners of the two semifinal matches will go on to meet in the finals of the Grand Slam Eliminator Tournament on next Wednesday’s Dynamite on September 13th in Cincinnati.

All of that will lead to the September 20th edition of AEW Dynamite Grand Slam from Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York where the winner of the tournament will challenge MJF for the AEW World Title at a venue close to home for MJF.