It’s time for another edition of AEW Dynamite as we head towards the Full Gear pay-per-view this Saturday, November 9. Here’s my AEW Dynamite TV review archive. I'm watching on TSN2 here in Canada.
Live from Charlotte, North Carolina, this is episode #6 of AEW Dynamite. Follow me on Twitter @johnreport. Please visit TJRWrestling.net daily for our regular updates on the wrestling business featuring WWE, AEW and other wrestling news coverage along with reviews about wrestling’s past and present. Thanks to Melo Man for the banner up top.
The AEW intro video aired to start the show. The pyro went off in the arena and the crowd in Charlotte was very loud. The announce team of Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone and Excalibur welcomed us to the show. They talked about the matches coming up on this week’s show.
It’s “The Bastard” Pac up first with a record of 2-1-1 in his AEW career. Trent Beretta was as the opponent with his buddies Chuck Taylor and Orange Cassidy by his side. The ring name is officially Trent. Pac was not impressed by Orange Cassidy, which makes me like Pac more. Pac faces Adam Page at Full Gear on Saturday.
Pac vs. Trent (w/Chuck Taylor and Orange Cassidy)
Pac took down Trent with a headlock, then Pac looked at Cassidy on the floor. Back in the ring, Trent with a back elbow. Trent hit a suplex to counter a move Pac was trying to do off the ropes. Pac lured Trent out of the ring and Pac sent Trent into the barricade or guard rail at ringside. Pac whipped Trent into another barricade. The fans chanted “Pac you suck” and Pac did a great job of egging them on. Pac rolled back in to break the count, but AEW referees really don’t enforce counts. Pac sent Trent throat first onto the top of the barricade and then a head whip that sent Trent back first onto the steel ramp. When Pac went in the ring, the ref started a count and Pac hit a twisting dive over the top onto Trent on the floor. Pac went up where he connected with a missile dropkick for two. Pac with a hard whip that sent Trent into the turnbuckle followed by a bridging German Suplex for a two count leading to a chinlock from Pac. Trent sent Pac into the turnbuckle, but Pac came back with a neckbreaker on the ropes. Cassidy went into the ring, which generated a big pop, Taylor distracted the referee for this comedy bit and Cassidy did his weak looking kicks while the fans cheered loudly. Pac with a pump kick to Cassidy and I cheered that! The fans booed. Trent went back in the ring with two clotheslines and a release half n half suplex. Trent with a running tope con hilo (somersault dive) over the top onto Pac on the floor. Trent sent Pac into the barricade with fans chanting “this is awesome” for them. Trent whipped Pac into the barricade as payback for earlier in the show. Pac sent Trent into the barricade, but Trent came back with a Spear on the floor. Back in the ring, Trent hit a running knee to the back of the head for two. That’s a finishing move for somebody else…bay bay. Trent with a big clothesline leading to a flip bump and Trent hit a swinging DDT for a two count. Pac sold both of those moves so well by flipping around like a dead fish. They went to the floor again with Pac hitting a brainbuster on the floor. This time the referee actually counted them out, but they went back in before the ten count. Pac went up top and hit the Black Arrow twisting splash for the pinfall…no it was just a two count. It didn't look like Trent kicked out. I watched it twice. There was no kickout, so I'm not sure if he forgot or the referee made a mistake. Pac slapped in the Brutalizer submission and Trent passed out to give Pac the win after about 12 minutes.
Winner by submission: Pac
Analysis: ***1/2 Great opening match full of action with Pac shining as one of the best wrestlers in AEW while Trent more than held his own as well. I was shocked that Trent kicked out of the Black Arrow move because that’s a finisher for Pac and when there was a kickout, I think that hurts the move. I know Pac has a submission move as well, but I would protect that Black Arrow finisher more. Good showing by Trent although I doubt anybody watching this thought he was going to win. It was about building momentum for Pac ahead of his match with Hangman Page at Ful Gear. That's the smart way to book it. As for when I cheered when Pac hit Cassidy, I’m just not a fan of the Cassidy thing. There are other forms of comedy in wrestling that I like more than what he does.
Here's the video of the referee when he stopped counting after the Black Arrow.
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— Maffewhausen (@Maffewgregg) November 7, 2019
After the match, Pac told the crowd to shut up. Pac said he heard Hangman Page and his naughty swear word. Pac said this Saturday at AEW Full Gear, he’s going to make an example of Hangman Page again.
Analysis: I think Pac is one of the best heels in the company because he’s always trying to stay in character. He doesn’t make jokes or do anything other than continue to play “the bastard” character that he is. I like him a lot.
Cody’s announcement is up next.
(Commercial – It was a split screen commercial showing the wrestlers from the opening match walking to the back. They showed some Earlier Today clips of Cody walking in the arena and shaking hands with friends like MJF, Matt Jackson and others. There was a scene of the Dark Order group getting ready for their match and also Private Party looking like they are ready for the match.)
Let’s Hear from Cody
Cody made his entrance to a huge ovation from the crowd. I like the pyro for his entrance. The fans chanted “Cody” as Cody walked out wearing a white suit. Tony Schiavone was in the ring to conduct the interview. Cody shook his hand and hugged him.
It was noted by Schiavone that Cody was born in Charlotte, which is where they are. Schiavone mentioned Cody faces Chris Jericho for the AEW World Title at Full Gear and noted Cody has a big announcement. Cody said he’s not surprised by Chris Jericho and The Inner Circle because they’ve taken out The Elite with a scalpel. Cody talked about how they can match up with the Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, Adam Page, himself and his brother Dustin Rhodes. Cody said this Saturday at Full Gear he finds himself on the marquee with the AEW World Champion Chris Jericho.
Cody said he wanted to rattle off a few names like Eddie Graham, “Cowboy” Bill Watts and the “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes, who of course is his father. Loud cheers and “Dusty” chants. Cody said they were titans in our business, the best bell to bell and the best at the box office. Cody said for the cold and sterile historians of the business, those men were competitors along with management, not unlike himself. Cody said for the last year, he is proud of AEW, proud of the all-inclusive nature of the schedule, of the pay and said this is Ellis Island for a professional wrestler – this is freedom. (If you don't know the Ellis Island reference, Google it. I can't teach history class while doing this review too!) The fans cheered loudly along with “AEW” chants. Cody said when he hears the same criticism for being management and being in a title match, he can’t not hear it. The fans chanted “you deserve it” at him.
Cody announced that if he does not defeat Chris Jericho at Full Gear then he will never challenge for the AEW World Championship again. The fans booed. Cody said that’s a big if and it’s not an albatross that will weigh Jericho down. Cody said that Jericho has called his lot entitled millennials and Jericho called him an “entitled millennial” while talking about Jericho’s first book being worth only $3 dollars. Cody mentioned Jericho was raised with the same silver spoon since he was raised by the son of a famous hockey player and he said something that was muted here in Canada (Cody called Jericho a “stupid dick” there). Cody said that the dirty secret about Jericho is that he needs this generation more than they need Jericho. Cody fired up talking about how this is about his mother, his sister, his wife and about him taking 14 years from going from undesirable to undeniable! Cody was really fired up! The fans cheered loudly. Cody said that when The Elite faces The Inner Circle it’s going to be a match beyond (War Games hint?) and they are going to eat them alive. The fans cheered loudly as Cody blew a kiss to the fans to end it.
Analysis: That was an amazing promo full of passion, energy and a guy speaking from the heart. It’s another reminder that pro wrestlers don’t need scripts to do promos. Cody knows his character better than anybody, so he’s got a lot of confidence in himself to deliver something meaningful and that’s what he did here. The interesting part about it is that Cody won’t get an AEW World Title shot if he loses, which raises the stakes for the match and makes me unsure what the result will be. I was leaning towards Jericho retaining, but it might be a title change. Also, the “match beyond” line by Cody was a nod to what they used to say about War Games, so maybe they will be doing some kind of big tag team gimmick match similar to that. I know Dave Meltzer tweeted that while WWE owns the “War Games” name, Cody owns “The Match Beyond” and both are from Dusty Rhodes. This was outstanding from Cody, who has developed into an excellent talker and he showed it here.
(Commercial – It was another split screen showing Cody leaving and some crowd shots. There wasn’t much there.)
The SCU tag team of Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky entered with the AEW Tag Team Titles. They won the titles last week on Dynamite. They joined the commentary team for this match.
The Dark Order heel team entered first with their five buddies with masks on that are called Creepers. Private Party entered as the babyface opponents. The referee held up bronze medals because this is for third place in the tag team tournament. A nice touch, but not really necessary either.
Private Party (Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy) vs. The Dark Order (Stu Grayson and Evil Uno)
Dark Order attacked early with Uno knocking down Quen, Grayson got a tag and Kassidy tagged in with a step up enziguri. Quen with a jumping double foot stomp over Kassidy onto Grayson. Uno pulled Grayson out of the ring while their masked friends stood in front of them. Kassidy worked over Grayson with forearms, but Grayson dropped him with a uranage slam. Uno with a backbreaker on Kassidy. Jumping kick to the head by Kassidy on Uno. Grayson with a running shoulder tackle on Kassidy and Uno tripped up Kassidy on the apron. Grayson with a slingshot splash over the top onto Kassidy.
The match returned with Uno working over Kassidy with a dreaded back rake. Kassidy hit a suplex on Uno, Quen got the tag against Grayson and Uno hit Quen with a clothesline. Grayson tagged in with an elbow drop off the top. That was weird because instead of the babyface getting offense off the tag, he took two big moves in a row. Quen with a dropkick on Uno, then a dropkick on Grayson and Queen with a moonsault onto a standing Uno. Quen hit a somersault dive over the top on Grayson and Uno on the floor. Quen with a jumping side kick on Grayson and Quen with a springboard cross body block off the top for two. Kassidy tagged in, but Grayson did a sweet reversal to kick both Private Party guys. Uno hit a slam onto the knee for a two count. Grayson hit a belly to belly suplex on Quen onto Kassidy against the turnbuckle. Grayson hit a 450 Splash on Quen off the top while Uno hit a cannonball splash on Kassidy and Grayson got a two count for two. Quen with a headscissors that sent Uno into Grayson. Kassidy tagged in, knee to the face by Grayson and Quen knocked Grayson off the top. Kassidy came back with a DDT (sort of) on Uno. Quen tagged in with a hurricanrana off the top, which led right into the Cutter by Kassidy that they call the Gin N Juice for the pinfall win after 12 minutes.
Winners by pinfall: Private Party (Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy)
Analysis: *** It was competitive with a finish that was built up well. Private Party continues to impress while the Dark Order works well as a heel team. Most of the match was Private Party selling and as I noted in the review, there wasn’t even a hot tag spot with the faces getting offense, but it worked by the end of the match. I like their finishing move a lot. I think Private Party has been booked very well during these first five episodes and they have an incredibly bright future.
After the match, SCU went in the ring with the AEW Tag Team Titles while Lucha Brothers were on the apron and Private Party were also in the ring, so it was a three team face off.
Analysis: That should be a great match. It would be a surprise to see SCU lose the titles so quickly after winning them.
There was a video of Chris Jericho sitting at a table with the AEW World Title on his shoulder while Sammy Guevara had two bottles of champagne with him. Guevara said that Jericho was like a father figure. They showed a clip of Jericho in a hot tub wearing a scarf and drinking champagne. They showed Soultrain Jones (Virgil) saying he’s known Jericho since he was a kid and put him over. They had clips of Santana and Ortiz talking along with “Patricia Bobski” while Guevara had a good line about 48-year-old Jericho being the youngest AEW Champion of all time, which drew laughs from the fans. It’s true because he’s the only champion. Jake Hager said nothing. The old lady Patricia said she knows Jericho will beat the shit out of Cody. Jericho said it’s hard for him to have to realize how great he is. Jones made an Olive Garden reference. Jericho noted Cody has to worry about being the boss and wrestling while Jericho just has to wrestle and get a little bit of the bubbly. Jericho said he’s “Le Champion” to end it.
Analysis: That was pretty funny as a video package with appearances from Soultrain Jones (Virgil) and an old lady with a fake name (Bobski is a Jericho thing), so the fans were laughing through most of it. Sammy saying the line about Jericho being youngest AEW Champion was awesome too. Jericho taking a bath while wearing the scarf was also a funny visual. This was good for a few laughs for sure.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) November 7, 2019
The announce team ran down the big matches at AEW Full Gear on Saturday: Young Bucks vs. Ortiz and Santana, SCU vs. Private Party vs. Lucha Bros for the AEW Tag Team Titles, Jon Moxley vs. Kenny Omega in a Lights Out Match and Chris Jericho defending the AEW World Title against Cody.
The first women’s match of the night is here with Jamie Hayter entering for a match for the second week in a row. It’s Emi Sakura as the opponent for Hayter and she’s got a fake mustache along with a microphone for her entrance since she’s a Freddie Mercury fan. Shanna entered as the opponent after she made her debut last week and lastly it’s AEW Women’s Champion Riho, who got a good pop from the crowd.
Jamie Hayter and Emi Sakura vs. Riho and Shanna
There were some “Riho” chants as Sakura shoved Riho down with Excalibur noting that Sakura trained Riho. Sakura worked over Riho with a chop and a hair whip as JR noted Riho started training to wrestle at 9 years, so she’s in year 13 as a 22-year-old. It’s an incredible stat that they mention in every Riho match. Jumping knee strike by Riho knocked Sakura down. Shanna tagged in with an uppercut on Sakura, then two arm drags and a running uppercut. Shanna with a running kick to the head got a one count. Shanna hit a flipping neckbreaker for a two count. Double team bulldog by Shanna and Riho followed by Shanna slamming Riho onto Sakura for a two count. Sakura scratched the back of Riho, but Riho tripped up Sakura by the ropes and Riho tried a 619 knee attack and Sakura blocked it leading to a backbreaker. Hayter finally tagged in with two suplexes on Riho. Hayter stomped on Riho.
(Commercial – It was split screen action time with Sakura hitting a dropkick on Riho. Sakura worked over Riho some more with ground submissions. Hayter slapped on a chinlock while pulling on the mouth of Riho. Hayter did a double “wet willy” fingers in the ear spot. Hayter grounded Riho with a chinlock. Hayter with a body slam followed by another chinlock. This was just a couple of minutes of working over Riho.)
The match returned with Riho making the comeback with a headscissors on Hayter. Sakura stomped on Riho’s back and Riho stomped on the chest on Sakura. Shanna got the tag with chops to Hayter, then two running forearms and another jumping forearm for a two count. Shanna with a jawbreaker, but Hayter came back with a backbreaker. Sakura tagged back in, tried to get a chant going, some fans got into it and others booed and Sakura hit a running corner splash. Sakura went for a Vader Bomb, but Shanna got the knees up to block. Hayter pulled Riho off the apron to prevent a tag. Shanna with a hurricanrana on Sakura, who ended up on the floor. Shanna went up top and hit a cross body block on Sakura and Hayter on the floor. There were “this is awesome” chants. Shanna hit the Sliced Bread neckbreaker followed by a double underhook sitout DDT for a two count. That looked painful. Sakura hit an inverted neckbreaker. Hayter with a corner forearm on Shanna and a running knee for two. Hayter with a sitout slam on Shanna for a two count. Hayter with a front suplex and two running clotheslines. Riho made the save, so Hayter tossed Riho out of the ring. Sakura hit a backbreaker on Shanna followed by the Vader Bomb for two because Riho hit a double foot stomp to the back of Sakura. Riho got the hot tag, she charged, Sakura moved, Riho hit the turnbuckle and Sakura got a two count. Riho got a two count. Sakura hooked the arms of Riho with la majistral cradle for the pinfall victory after 14 minutes.
Winners by pinfall: Jamie Hayter and Emi Sakura
Analysis: *** The match was okay with Shanna getting a chance to show off what she can do a bit more. Hayter had some good moments too. The match dragged a bit in the middle parts. They really haven’t done much to distinguish the characters in this division except the fans do like Riho as a smaller champion. The Riho vs. Sakura match was announced earlier on Wednesday, so it was no surprise that Sakura got the pin to give her momentum.
The announcers mentioned it would be Riho vs. Emi Sakura for the AEW Women’s World Title at Full Gear on Saturday.
Analysis: I think they have done a poor job in terms of presenting women storylines in the first six weeks. The only rivalry they really have is Britt Baker vs. Bea Priestly and I don’t even remember the last time Priestly was on Dynamite. They need to improve these women’s rivalries in the future.
Brandi Rhodes was seated in a chair talking about how people doubt her and then said they can’t stop her as visions of Awesome Kong were shown. Brandi asked: “Who are the bullies now?” She laughed and Kong was shown again to end it.
The show returned with Brandon Cutler in the ring to lose another match to add on to his 0-2 record already. He’s a friend of the Young Bucks, who is there to put people over. Shawn Spears made his entrance along with manager Tully Blanchard. They’re trying to get Spears over with “The Chairman” as his nickname since he hit Cody with a chair shot months ago. There was a clip of Spears and Blanchard attacking Joey Janela on AEW Dark that aired this week.
Shawn Spears (w/Tully Blanchard) vs. Brandon Cutler
They battled over a wristlock, which led to a clothesline from Spears. They each did the “10” hand gesture, Cutler with two kicks and a leg drop to the back of the head of Spears by the apron. Spears tripped up Cutler on the apron and then whipped him into the barricade two times. Spears with a running knee attack on Cutler by the barricade. Back in the ring, Spears with a hard chop and Cutler came back with three kicks to the upper body. Cutler went up top, he jumped off, Spears moved and Spears hit a pump kick. Excalibur pointed out that Blanchard told Spears that Cutler was coming off the top. Spears hit a Death Valley Driver for the pinfall win after about three minutes.
Winner by pinfall: Shawn Spears
Analysis: *1/2 A much needed win for Spears. Cutler got in some offense with those kicks, but nobody really thought he had a chance here. Spears is a heel that needs more wins in order to build him up more. I have no problem with a match under five minutes. They need to do those occasionally to put over wrestlers in a dominant way.
Post match, Spears tried to do a Death Valley Driver on Cutler again, but Joey Janela ran out for the save. Spears left with Blanchard.
Analysis: There isn’t much of a story between Spears and Janela, but they have a match at Full Gear.
(Commercial – They showed Janela in the ring as he had a staredown with Spears. After Spears went to the back, Janela left too. They showed Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara getting ready in their locker room while “Hangman” Adam Page was doing pushups in a hallway. Kenny Omega was shown taping up his wrists. There were more crowd shots of the fans.)
There was a video package about the match between Jon Moxley and Kenny Omega, which has been building for six months when Moxley debuted in AEW. Their match at Full Gear is a Lights Out match.
The camera showed Justin Roberts in the ring announcing to the crowd that this was the main event of the evening, which led to cheers. The time limit is TV time remaining.
The face team entered first with “Hangman” Adam Page entering to a good pop. He faces Pac at Full Gear. Kenny Omega got a huge ovation as usual. As mentioned earlier, he’s facing Jon Moxley at AEW Full Gear. Omega’s record in AEW is 5-3 in case you’re wondering. I guess I could mention all of the records during the entrances, but I tend to forget.
The Inner Circle heels were next with Sammy Guevara out first followed by AEW World Champion Chris Jericho, who gets that big respect pop from the crowd. Even though Jericho’s a heel, he is the biggest star on the show, so the fans cheer for the entrance at least. Jake Hager was with Jericho, who is 5-0 in his AEW career so far. Jericho will be on the Inside the NBA show on TNT this Thursday in Atlanta. That’s the best studio show in sports, so it’s a great spot for Jericho and AEW to be.
The show returned with about 20 minutes left. The fans were chanting “we are assholes” because of something that happened during the break.
Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara (w/Jake Hager) vs. Kenny Omega and “Hangman” Adam Page
Omega wanted Jericho, but Jericho tagged out to get boos. Omega with an armbar on Guevara, so Sammy backflips out of that and Omega hit him with hard chops to the chest. Omega with a jumping back elbow on Guevara against the ropes. The fans chanted “cowboy shit” in support of Page as Omega hit a leg drop to the head and Page hit a standing SSP on Guevara for a two count. Guevara missed a jumping kick and Page hit a bridging slam for two. Jericho tagged in, Page with a kick and Jericho came back with a missile dropkick off the middle ropes. Jericho with a suplex and Guevara tagged back in with Page hitting a suplex. The camera zoomed in as Jericho told Page to do something and there was Page with a clothesline. Omega and Guevara got the tags with Omega cleaning house with punches followed by a spinning double sledge to the chest. Omega with a rolling senton followed by a moonsault off the middle ropes for two. Guevara with a kick, then he went up top and jumped off, right into a dropkick by Omega. Jericho went back in, forearm to Omega, but Omega sent Jericho out of the ring with a headscissors. Hager hit a forearm to the back of Omega that the referee didn’t see and Guevara hit a dropkick on Omega to knock him down.
(Commercial – It was split screen commercial time with the heels working over Omega. Guevara got a two count with a Samoan Drop and Omega came back with a rollup for two. Guevara hit a clothesline to knock Kenny down again. There were about eight minutes left in the show when they returned.)
Jericho hit Omega with a running elbow. Omega broke free, Page got the hot tag and kicked Guevara off the apron while following up with a fallaway slam on Jericho. Page with a slingshot dive over the top onto Guevara on the floor. Page with a clothesline on Jericho, but Page fought out of it and knocked Jericho out of the ring with a clothesline. Omega sent Guevara over the top onto Hager, who caught Sammy. Omega hit an incredible tope con hilo (somersault dive) over the top on Guevara and Hager. Page followed that with a moonsault off the top and he knocked Jericho and Guevara down with his arms. Jericho was back in the ring, he distracted referee Aubrey Edwards and that allowed Pac to go to the apron where Pac kicked Page in the groin. Pac knocked down Omega too. Jericho hit the Judas Effect elbow on Page for the pinfall win after 13 minutes.
Winners by pinfall: Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara
Analysis: ***1/2 Great main event tag team match with a fast pace and a smart finish to continue Jericho’s momentum as an undefeated AEW World Champion. I thought Omega was the standout performer in the match in terms of his selling, his moves and just the consistency he always brings. Guevara has a bright future, but he’s not at the level of the other guys in this match in terms of match quality. The finish was cheap, but that’s okay with me because it furthers the Pac/Page story while also having Jericho get another cheap win, which is certainly fine for a heel like him.
There were about six minutes left in the show, so it was post match angle time. The Inner Circle stomped away on Page in the ring and Jericho posed with the AEW World Title. Jericho kicked Omega out of the ring.
Cody ran out for the save, Jericho and Hager left, so Cody gave an uppercut punch to Guevara. Cody stood in the ring wanting Jericho to come after him. When Jericho and Hager backed up the ramp, MJF hit Hager in the back. MJF tossed Jericho back into the ring. Cody hit the Cross Rhodes neckbreaker on Jericho. The fans loved that. Cody posed with the AEW Title.
Jon Moxley entered through the crowd with a barbed wire bat in his hands with the fans popping loud for him. Moxley went into the ring for a showdown with Omega. Jericho grabbed Cody and brought him out of the ring. MJF joined the brawl with Jericho, Cody and Hager, so the four of them went to the back.
Moxley was alone in the ring with a barbed wire bat while Omega had a barbed wire broom. Santana and Ortiz went to the ring for an attack on Omega and Moxley. The Young Bucks ran out for the save with double superkicks. The Bucks each hit suicide dives on Santana and Ortiz. Those guys went brawling up the ramp to the back as fans chanted “AEW” for all of this. Omega showed up, he saved Matt Jackson from a double team move and Omega hit a V-Trigger while Moxley hit a Paradigm Shift DDT to take out Santana and Ortiz. Moxley and Omega went brawling to the backstage area. Nick Jackson was on top of the set, so everybody piled up together and Nick hit a somersault dive onto the others that were there to break his fall. That was impressive! The fans chanted “holy shit” for that.
The heels from the Inner Circle went down toward the ring while Cody, The Young Bucks and MJF stood on top of the ramp. There was a bit of staredown, but then it turned into another brawl. The show ended with everybody brawling around ringside and the fans loved it. That was the end of the show.
Analysis: That was a chaotic final scene for this week’s Dynamite. I think I’ve said that for a few Dynamite episodes because they have done brawls like that before. In this case, it’s more fitting to do it this way since it’s the last Dynamite before Full Gear on Saturday. The crowd absolutely loved it when Nick Jackson hit that dive off that ten-foot-high structure and he landed on the other wrestlers. There was a nice tease between Moxley and Omega using the barbed wire weapons, but neither guy used them. We have to check out Full Gear to see it happen. Even if you look past Full Gear, it’s obvious that there’s going to be some huge tag team match down the road with the Inner Circle and The Elite guys, so that’s something to look forward to as well.
Three Stars of the Show
- Cody – That promo was a highlight.
- Chris Jericho
This week: 8 (out of 10)
Last week: 7.5
2019 Average: 7.79
Last 5 Weeks: 7.5, 8.25, 8, 8, 7
This week’s Dynamite gets an 8 out of 10.
It was another excellent episode of AEW Dynamite. The four main matches were all at or around the three star level, which means good to great matches. There wasn’t one match that stood out this week like there has been in other weeks, so that's what kept it from being the best episode so far. I thought they did a better job in non-wrestling segments this week because Cody’s promo was outstanding, I loved the comedy video package from the heel Inner Circle group and the last five minutes was a lot of fun with a huge brawl involving about a dozen guys.
This was their first go-home show for a PPV and I thought they did well to get people excited about Full Gear. Some of the matches could have been built up better while the main matches like Cody/Jericho and Omega/Moxley have had outstanding stories leading to their matches. I’m ready for Full Gear on Saturday especially because of those two matches.
The next AEW PPV is Full Gear on November 9 in Baltimore. Here’s the official lineup so far.
AEW World Championship: Chris Jericho (c) vs. Cody – If Cody doesn’t win he’ll never vie for the AEW World Title again.
Lights Out Match: Jon Moxley vs. Kenny Omega
The Young Bucks vs. Santana and Ortiz
AEW World Tag Team Championships: SCU (Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky) (c) vs. Lucha Brothers (Pentagon and Fenix) vs. Private Party (Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy)
Pac vs. “Hangman” Adam Page
AEW Women’s Championship: Riho (c) vs. Emi Sakura
Shawn Spears vs. Joey Janela
Dr. Britt Baker vs. Bea Priestly (BUY IN PRE-SHOW)
That looks like it is the full card although they may add more. Our preview will go up on Friday morning.
Here's an awesome Full Gear Countdown video.
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