Minoru Suzuki has confirmed that he needed seven stiches following his hard-hitting bout with Jon Moxley.
The New Japan legend made his debut in AEW at All Out confronting Moxley after he had defeated Satoshi Kojima. With Moxley celebrating in the ring, “Kaze Ni Nare” played to a thunderous ovation from the capacity crowd.
Minoru Suzuki made his way to the ring getting straight in Moxley’s face. The pair traded hard strikes before Suzuki wrapped Moxley up in a rear-naked choke and left him laying with a piledriver.
This led to the match between the two on Dynamite in the Moxley’s home town of Cincinnati.
In the suitably brutal main event, Suzuki sustained a bad cut near his right eye but saw the match through it it’s conclusion. The New Japan star confirmed that he had been patched up on Instagram after the show.
The September 8th edition of the show also saw new signings Bryan Danielson and Adam Cole make their Dynamite debuts.
After The Elite came to the ring, they were soon joined by Cole to celebrate re-joining the faction. The former NXT Superstar said that AEW is the greatest professional wrestling company in the world – thanks to The Elite.
Cole went on to call himself a “once in a generation wrestler,” adding that The Elite is now complete. Before handing the mic to Kenny Omega, Cole revealed that he will make his in-ring debut next week. It was announced later on that Cole will be squaring off against Frankie Kazarian.
With Omega standing microphone in hand he was swiftly interrupted by Danielson. The former WWE Champion asked the crowd if they wanted to see him fight Omega, before saying that despite his claims to the contrary, Kenny Omega is afraid to face him.
This brought about a brawl which saw Danielson force Omega to tap out to the Labelle Lock. As The Elite jumped Danielson, Christian Cage, Frankie Kazarian, and Jurassic Express came out to run them off. With Brandon Cutler left high and dry in the ring, Danielson laid him out with a running knee.