AEW WrestleDream notes: Young Bucks earn Tag Title match, Edge leaves note for Beth Phoenix, Inoki

There was a four-way tag team match to determine the number one contenders to the AEW World Tag Team Championships. Competing in the match were The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson), The Gunns (Austin & Colten Gunn), The Lucha Brothers (Penta El Zero Meido & Rey Fénix) and the duo of HOOK and Orange Cassidy. The Young Bucks secured the win to earn a shot at the AEW World Tag Titles. 

Later in the show, FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler) scored a win over Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis) with a Shatter Machine off the top rope to retain the AEW World Tag Team Championships. 

After WWE Hall of Famer Adam ‘Edge’ Copeland debuted for AEW at WrestleDream, fellow Hall of Famer, Beth Phoenix posted a note that Copeland left at home. He noted that he was going to walk their dog and would be back in a few. The letters ‘A’, ‘E’, and ‘W’ and were capitalized in the note. 

The Zero Hour pre-show started with AEW President Tony Khan, Rocky Romero, ROH Pure Champion Katsuyori Shibata and the grandsons of the late Antonio Inoki, Naoto and Hirota, in the ring. A bouquet of flowers were given to Naoto and Hirota and all in the ring were wearing the signature Inoki red towel around their necks. 

Josh Barnett was in action on the Zero Hour and he took on Claudio Castagnoli. After Castagnoli got the win, Barnett got the microphone and said Antonio Inoki would approve of Claudio. On the Blackpool Combat Club front, Wheeler Yuta took on Ricky Starks and was on the losing end of that match. Jon Moxley was on commentary for both bouts. 

Seated front row at WrestleDream on the hard camera side was former NBA Seattle Supersonics player Shawn Kemp and ONE Flyweight Champion Demetrius Johnson. 

Kicking off the pay-per-view was AEW World Champion MJF defending the ROH World Tag Team Titles against Vincent and Dutch of The Righteous. With his tag partner Adam Cole being out, MJF was still able to hold onto the titles. 

In that same vein, Eddie Kingston and Kris Statlander retained their respective championships. Kingston defeated Katsuyori Shibata to hold onto the NJPW STRONG Openweight and ROH World Titles while Kris Statlander bested Julia Hart to retain the TBS Championship. 

In a six-man bout that saw Chris Jericho, Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi take on Will Ospreay, Konosuke Takeshita and Sammy Guevara, Don Callis got involved and hit Jericho over the head with an inanimate object and Guevara was able to get a pin fall victory over Jericho. 

Circling back to the Zero Hour pre-show, Billy Gunn and The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens & Max Caster) bested T.M.D.K. (Shane Haste, Mikey Nicholls & Bad Dude Tito) to retain the AEW World Trios Championships.

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