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AEW Dynamite 9-16

AEW Dynamite Review

One Man’s Wrestling Opinion

AEW Review 9-23

Kip Sabian/Miro vs Sonny Kiss/Joey Janela

So Miro is going with the Most Handsome Man ever gimmick as well as The Best Man. Jr was talking up that Sonny and Janela have an 8-3 record as a tag team. Must be all on Dark which I don’t watch. All the announcers were talking up Miro. His body looks great. He is rusty. Kip & Miro win with the Camel Clutch on Sonny by Miro. Game Over.

Ok, so this match was sloppy and had a lot of botches. Miro rolled his ankle doing a move that the smaller wrestlers do. Once again Miro should not be in a tag team with a mid-carder at best. Furthermore, I will never support Miro until he gets out of this stupid angle. Miro was booked bad with the WWE and he goes to AEW and is booked bad again.

This match was way too long and should have ended the first time Miro got into the ring to show his dominance. But Tony Khan likes his long matches. I need storylines and character building. This had neither. Miro should be booked like a killer and for this reason, this angle will never work for him.

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Eddie Kingston Promo

Murderhawk has COVID so Eddie Kingston is getting his second title shot in what two months. He has two wins. Decent promo and once again another shot is taken at the WWE. Can AEW have one show without taking shots at the WWE? Moxley comes out and there is a staredown in the ring.

I am not one of the AEW marks who were screaming in excitement for this match. Don’t tell me that one of those title matches was an open challenge. This is fake. It’s not real life. Don’t tell me he never lost the Battle Royal. He didn’t win it either. Don’t tell me that AEW was thinking fast and put Kingston in this match.

Moxley did not need to defend the title on this show. How about still have the 6-man tag match and put another wrestler in that match maybe even Kingston himself. Instead, we got all of the other members who were supposed to be in the tag match all appear after the match anyway. I just don’t get it.

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Hangman Page vs Evil Uno

Kenny Omega on commentary and once again Omega is dressed like he was on the beach or sitting by the pool. Hangman Page should not be having a 10-plus minute match with Evil Uno who is a tag team wrestler. Why is this angle getting dragged out? Turn Omega or Page heel. I am always going to be consistent. I don’t care how good the match is. I need my TV show to be entertaining and to develop characters and storylines. This match did nothing for anybody.

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Tony Schiavone With Matt Jackson

Matt saying Nick and him know that they have been edgy lately. They have lost a lot. Kept saying don’t be afraid Tony just do not ask me about FTR. Tony kept on asking about FTR. Matt asked to see his phone and he grabs it and smashes It against the wall. Matt tosses money at him.

The Young Bucks can’t sell this heel turn. Maybe if I was familiar with their work in Japan I can buy it. I just can’t. At least I am seeing some personality out of the Bucks and specifically Matt.

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Orange Cassidy vs Brodie Lee ( C )

Brodie Lee should not be giving Orange Cassidy over 10 minutes in this match. Especially when Cody only got three. Brodie should have won this match in five minutes tops. But Khan loves Cassidy so he is going to continue to force him down our throats as a main eventer. This is not happening. Brodie should have destroyed Cassidy. It is just not realistic to think Cassidy can last more than five minutes. But Khan has a serious man-crush on Cassidy.

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Cody Attacks Dark Order/Brodie Lee Promo

Cody is back and he has dark hair. He was wearing a suit with a pocket watch. He beats up the lower level of the Dark Order. Brodie Lee cuts a good promo possibly exposing the goings-on in the locker room of AEW. He challenges Cody to a Dog Collar Match. I really hope Brodie was not a placeholder for Cody until he finished his personal projects.

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Matt Hardy Birthday Celebration

Hardy comes out really selling that knee injury. Private Party is with him. Pretty bad promo by Hardy. The big mystery is who hit Matt Hardy in the knee. Does anyone really care? This is Khan’s way of keeping Matt out of the ring while he waits to be cleared to wrestle. Matt calls Jericho an asshole. Pretty good stuff huh? LOL

The Inner Circle comes out and Jericho cuts a so so promo. Sammy is back. Who gives a shit about your birthday. So now Sammy was out because Hardy took him out. My god Tony Khan. Please stop. You messed up. Stop trying to cover it up. No one is going to forget what happened. The million viewer man. I know he is trolling the fans but still. This is awful.

Private Party is god awful on the mic. I don’t care how good you wrestle. If you can’t cut a promo then you are not over. I almost beat you Jericho not once or twice. Do you want a participation trophy Cassidy? Cassidy vs Jericho next week. I can’t hardly wait. LOL

I expect so much more from both Hardy and Jericho

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FTR with Tully Blanchard

What the hell was this? Blanchard is so much better than this. While I enjoy the promos this was not a very good one. So FTR matches will be 20-minute time limits and if it’s a draw then FTR gets the credit for the win. What? People just because it’s different that does not mean it’s good. Brush of Greatness. That’s all I need to say about that. We find out that FTR is facing SCU next week in a title match. SCU is not ranked in the Top Five.

Best Friends come out and man are they bad on the mic. They challenged FTR to a title match and FTR backed down. When was the last time you called someone a weenie? For me that’s easy. I never have. This was a clusterfuck all the way around.

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Thunder Rosa/Shida vs Diamante/Ivellise

Again we already know who is winning this match so I already lost some interest in the match. Decent match. AEW’s women’s Division needs a lot of work. When you are featuring a wrestler who is a champion on another promotion then you know your division is bad. Shida already beat Rosa. So where is this really going? AEW fix your Women’s division.

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Chris Jericho/MJF Promo

Anything these two do together will be great. As I stated last week, the promos will always be better than the actual match. Jericho’s career is winding down and is showing his age in the ring. MJF is never going to take crazy chances in his matches so that makes these two a good matchup. I wonder if maybe MJF steals control of the Inner Circle and breaks away from Wardlow who needs to start wrestling.

I heard someone already say it. Wardlow and MJF can tell a similar story as HBK and Diesel.

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Moxley ( C ) vs Kingston

I didn’t want to see this match happen in the first place. But it was a decent to good match. Kingston is a brawler and I would be shocked if he ever gets to be the top guy. Despite how good a promo he can cut. Moxley has already beaten guys way bigger than Kingston. The problem is when you have been promoting Moxley vs Archer there is no way Mox was going to lose this match. So I hate that this finish was so predictable.

The end happens when Kingston passes out. He passed out way too quickly. The Lucha Brothers come out and attack Moxley. Will Hobbs makes the save. Then Darby Allin comes out and lays out three bigger guys. And of course, Khan has to play Darby’s music but no one else’s. I know he used a skateboard but how does the smallest guy take out the much bigger wrestlers. Starks comes out and the heels go over strong.

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Outlook

I have three ups and eight downs. This was one of their worst shows of the year. If you liked it then I am glad you did. But I can’t put it over. I love promos and most of them were bad. The matches were too long and did no real business. We were told repeatedly that wins and losses matter. So how does SCU get a tag team title shot before any of the top five teams? Forget the fact that Orange Cassidy got a title shot and he was not ranked.

Eddie Kingston just got his second title shot and he has won maybe two matches and he didn’t win the Battle Royal. This is what I am talking about when I say LOGIC GAP. This is a company being run by a wrestling mark who’s father is a billionaire. Tony Khan was the skinny awkward runt growing up who now wants to push the smaller outcast type of wrestlers like Darby and Cassidy.

The ratings were down again and I think next week they might go a little lower too.

AEW Dynamite 9-16

AEW Dynamite Review 9-9

One Man’s Wrestling Opinion

AEW Dynamite Review 9-9

Jericho/MJF

The show begins with a funny promo between Chris Jericho and MJF. I like segments like this. It was quick and every word had an impact. The ending was so predictably funny. These two are destined to work together. The match will not be nearly as good as the promos which is not a bad thing. They both have an old school style in the ring. But the magic will be in the promos.

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Lucha Bros vs Jurrasic Express

TV shows are not to have good matches but they need to have storylines. Jurassic Express went over the Lucha Bros and I am not so sure that was a good thing. I like Jurassic Express but the Lucha Bros are on another level. But the problem is all four of these men and for that matter, everyone on the outside of the ring like The Butcher, The Blade, and Marko has zero mic skills.

I don’t know too much about Eddie Kingston but I heard he is a very good promo. I have to say that is correct but his promo after the match was the worst one I have seen from him so far. Kingston gave the TV audience the wink when he first came out with the four other guys so that means something is up. However, he should have been pushing that he was never eliminated from the Battle Royale instead of this rah we are family and shake hands speech. Plus he needs to stop screaming his promos, especially when there aren’t any crowds.

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Jake Roberts/Murderhawk Promo

As a talker and having this great mind for promos, Jake Roberts is one of the best of all time. I remember when he had the Snake Pit he knew how to get his guest worked up. I also loved how at the end of the segment he would go into the wrestler he was feuding against. Like when he was facing The Honky Tonk Man at Wrestlemania 3. He would end every Snake Pit by saying time is ticking down for you Honky Tonk but in a cryptic way.

With that, the last couple of promos he has had to me have been very disappointing and this one was no different. He told Moxley this is what we came here for meaning the AEW title. That is not true. He debuted with Cody and he wanted to take Cody’s slice of the pie. Well, that did not work out. I do believe Archer will lose to Moxley in October which will once again derail him. 

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Matt Hardy Announcement

I will start off by saying that I knew Matt Hardy was going to take the high road and not blame Tony Khan. I find it hard to believe that now all of a sudden Matt wants a title run and was openly talking about it. In my opinion, Khan told him to go out there and save face for the company and I really hope he did not promise him a title run. And I am not saying that Matt asked for it either.

But Matt said he needs to heal up and he is not cleared to wrestle. Why is he not cleared to wrestle? Is it because he really was concussed in the Last Man Standing Match? I really hope the AEW fans are not taking the stance that “Tony said it was not a concussion so it wasn’t.”

Khan does not get a pass for this either. If he was a regular person who started his own wrestling company he would get a pass. But when your family owns two sports franchise including the Jaguars who shares the property with Daily’s Place he damn well knows the concussion protocol. Shame on him for restarting that match. Also, shame on those supposed wrestling journalists who did not challenge his response on that ridiculous scrum conference call.

I am glad Matt looks to be ok.

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Orange Cassidy vs Angelico

This match made no sense. Angelico is a nobody and if AEW thinks Cassidy can start getting other wrestlers over then that’s a huge mistake. The post-match was meh. Santana and Ortiz are having a very underwhelming feud with the Best Friends. They attacked Cassidy and the BF made the save. They challenged them to a street fight the next week. How about have that match right now? Why do we need to wait? I don’t understand that.

I will say it every week. Orange Cassidy is not main event material. He is a mid-carder at best.

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Alex Marvez/Young Bucks

Why oh why are we kicking innocent announcers? What is the pay off here? Are you going to tell me that Marvez is going to get in the ring? If you want the Bucks to be heels then just do it. We already are seeing too many very slow turns with Omega and Page.

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Kip Sabian Reveals Miro As The Best Man

Ok so first of all Sabian isn’t even a mid-carder. So the fact that he is getting TV time is amazing. I get the drama by having two other wrestlers come out. The first guy was a ha-ha moment. But Brian Pillman Jr? This was a good spot for him to get some traction.

Now I expected Miro to join AEW. In fact, I felt he would debut in the Battle Royale. So I don’t mark out so easily. Maybe you do but I don’t. I have seen so many more memorable moments in wrestling that this does not mark me out. Secondly, I hated the way he debuted. First of all, what was he wearing? It looked like pajama bottoms. Secondly, is he really billing himself as the best gamer on Twitch? He had blonde hair like Eminem. And as with every ex WWE wrestler he had to take his shots against them which is getting really old. Next up is the Jericho podcast for another half hour of him bashing WWE and telling us nothing we haven’t heard before.

I will say this about Miro. I loved his gimmick when he first got to WWE. With Lana, it was Drago and his wife. WWE did drop the ball with him big time. There is no denying he had a legit gripe about that. But when WWE puts you against Lana in an angle you don’t go out and get married and put videos on Instagram killing the whole angle. Rusev was his own worst enemy at times. Additionally, he is the one who went on Instagram and appeared in Total Divas in a comedy act making it impossible for him to be believable as a monster heel. And yes the Rusev day was over but that was killed probably because the old man in Stamford likes to hold grudges.

How To Book Miro

If it was me booking Rusev I would have let him say what he wanted to say. Then I would have had him look at Sabian. Then looked around and said, ” I am done being a clown for any company or promoter.” Then I would have told him to lay out Sabian. Tell me I am wrong about that. But the glass ceiling line was a killer though.

Miro debuts. Same Clown, Different Circus.

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Hangman Interview With Tony Schiavone

I love Hangman. I didn’t really like this interview. I am not sure what they are trying to accomplish other than swerving us big time. Now Page wants to remain in a tag team with Omega. I am always someone who will let angles play out so I will with this one. But I don’t like how Page was portrayed in this interview.

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Jericho & Hager vs Janela and Kiss

This was an ok match. I feel Kiss got too much offense on Hager. Jericho’s sole purpose in AEW is to put everybody over. So I commend him for that. He does not need to carry a strap anymore. I hate the Jericho/Hager tag team looking to win the titles. AEW has way too many tag teams to begin with. I don’t know where the Inner Circle goes from here. I do think it’s time for them to break off into their own things. And they could still be a part of the Inner Circle when needed.

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MJF Headquarters

MJF is always a great promo and this was no different. He mentioned that Moxley used a banned hold to beat him. Let’s see if AEW advances this storyline. Also I like the Wardlow tension. MJF cements his heel status but also Wardlow has to remain a heel.

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Moxley Promo

Nothing special about this promo. I like Moxley but can’t really believe that he is a larger than life champion. I also can’t believe he can beat Archer or before that Cage and Brodie. But I like that he is having a long title reign.

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FTR Celebration

The whole celebration after winning a title segment is old. And yes it is because the WWE beat this to death. But FTR does not have any charisma or personality. Can they go in the ring? Yes. Do they have any personality? No. There was so much wrong with this segment. Talking down to the other tag teams is fine. I have no issues with that. But yet again we need to take another shot at the WWE. This is getting so old. Please worry about your own promotion. Because when WWE starts taking shots it has been proven that AEW can’t handle it.

Now I get that they are trying to push Jurrasic Express. But when Marko Stunt gets in the ring and stares you down please don’t have any wrestler fake it that they are worried about Stunt doing anything to them. But here is the issue. JE has a non-title match next week against FTR. We all know that FTR is facing the Bucks at the November PPV. That will be a title match and in that card I am predicting that Omega and the Bucks leave with the gold. With that FTR who is undefeated can not suffer their first loss before that PPV. But hey let’s dump a cooler of ice on top of FTR. The cooler was probably bought at WaWa. Can’t AEW get them their own FTR cooler since we see it every week?

Stop Marking Out

Also for god sake Tony Khan please stop making matches as the angles are playing out in the ring.  Please stop being a mark. They are announcing the match between FTR and JE as the angle is playing out in the ring. Khan does that way too much and he needs to fucking stop already. Let them go to the back and maybe see a quick 30-second clip of FTR or JE talking about it then announce it.

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Ricky Starks Segment

I actually like this because they are going to have a good match. But they need to stop going to the well too often with Stark dressing up as Allin. And what are the odds that Darby is banged up again after that unnecessary spot during the Battle Royale.

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Nyla vs Tay Conti

I understand this being a big moment for Conti. So I am not going to shit on her for being emotional. But someone in the back needs to get her under control. With that please stop saying this was a major signing for AEW. I get that she might be better than half or most of the women’s roster but that is not really saying anything. This match went too long and why haven’t we seen Nyla Rose wrestle on TV for about a month. 

This women’s division needs a lot of help. Thunder Rosa is defending her NWA title on AEW TV next week. What does that tell you?

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Jim Ross Interview Kenny Omega

All I kept hearing that Omega was one of the best wrestlers in the world. But since AEW has started I have not seen that. So Omega needs to be a singles wrestler. I also want to see if he has a big personality because he hasn’t shown that yet. This was a very believable interview with Omega so I love that. I will say it again I believe that Omega beats Moxley at the November PPV for the belt. 

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Brodie Lee VS Dustin Rhodes

I hate when matches are predictable. So this match did not appeal to me. This match went around 15 minutes with Dustin getting in a lot of offense. So it makes me wonder why Cody got zero offense in. Bringing out a beaten down QT Marshall does not interest me in this angle one bit. All it did was most likely set up a Dustin & QT match against two Dark Order members next week. Probably Silver and Cabana. Brodie needs to get out of this group.

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Bait And Switch

We heard all show long that Cody was making an announcement after Dynamite. When he made his announcement it brought back shades of WCW as they did this so many times. Oh, wait it’s the same network. Now I get it. Cody is a judge on some ridiculous talent show that will go nowhere.

But I got to give it to Cody. He is not stupid. AEW is not going to last forever if Khan the Mark does not learn how not to be a fan and just be a promoter. Cody is setting himself up for life after AEW. He went from trying to be The Game and now he is trying to be The Rock. He is not the Rock and will never even remotely follow in his footsteps. But I do like that he is branching out. So aside from this hideous show, he is a part of I do like what he is doing for himself. Aside from not selling his injuries.

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OVERALL

I never thought AEW would top the million mark in the ratings so I am not going to shit on it. I didn’t do it on Twitter or anywhere else. But there were two very big factors that led to this big rating. One is that the show was unopposed as NXT was on Tuesday night. There is no way Vince McMahon agrees to a Tuesday night move despite it being better for the business. He is not built that way.

Secondly there was alot of buzz around Matt Hardy and what he was going to say after the PPV. His appearance was heavily promoted by Tony Khan since the day after the PPV. You just can’t create that kind of buzz. This was a real life situation that Khan exploited. Good for him and it popped a rating which he took bows for. Now stay above one million which i think they can’t. There is no way that happens now that NXT is back on Wednesday nights. This show still has a lot of logic gaps and Khan needs someone to reel him in and no one is doing this behind the scenes.

AEW Dynamite 9-16

AEW ALL OUT PREDICTIONS

One Mans Wrestling Opinion

AEW is having one of their four Pay Per Views this weekend in All Out. With nine matches on the main card, this will be a very long Pay Per View. Tony Khan has promised some surprises at All Out. What I think is a surprise and what Tony Khan thinks is a surprise are two different things. But to be completely transparent I will list out what my idea of surprises would be.

Surprise # 1

Mike Tyson shows up and punches Jericho in the mush causing him to fall into the champagne and losing the match to Orange Cassidy. This will lead to the Tyson vs Jericho match as the feud ends with Orange Cassidy. Plus Jericho knows a gimmick match has to end a feud and I can’t see Jericho taking two pins from Orange Cassidy.

Surprise # 2

Brock Lesnar shows up. This would be a legit shock to me. I don’t think Brock wants to hurt his relationship with WWE. But he is a businessman and a very smart one. AEW signing Brock would go against everything they stand for and what they want to build. It could anger part of that fan base. So I don’t see it happening. But if it does what does Brock do? I say he would cost Moxley the title because he does have history with him.

Let’s say Brock has a deal with a pay per appearance and no long term commitment. If he appears at ALL OUT this would enrage Vince to throw so much money at Brock that he never goes back to AEW. If AEW was smart they would have to see this scenario a mile away. So you can’t put him in the Casino Battle Royal with him winning it.

But could he destroy Archer or Cage? Maybe. But AEW is looking to pair Cage vs Archer so that would devalue both. If he costs Moxley the title it may let the story eventually calm down or maybe Khan gets into a bidding war with Vince. Or maybe Brock shows up and sits in the front row and does nothing but collect a cool 100 grand for his appearance.

Surprise # 3

Eric Rowan shows up and gets involved in the Dark Order match. I could see Rowan helping the Dark Order win and also helping Team Cody win.

Surprise # 4

Tessa Blanchard shows up and gets involved in the Shida vs Thunder Rosa match. I can see Tessa doing a run in and beating up both during the match causing a no contest. 

Surprise # 5

Only 17 of the 21 wrestlers have been announced for the Casino Battle Royal so who knows who the last four will be. I have no idea who is available. I do expect someone we have never seen on AEW TV before to show up. I will go with Rusev/Miro. He would make alot of sense. And if he shows up I would not have him win this match. But that will depend on who they have decided to put over in the Moxley/MJF match.

The Buy-In Match: Private Party vs John Silver and Alex Reynolds

I literally have no interest in this match. It will not do any real business. It’s only happening because the fans complained that the Britt Baker/Big Swole Tooth and Nail Cinematic Match was on the Buy-In and not the main card. I am happy that four of the guys get a PPV pay check.

Winner: I don’t care

Tooth & Nail Match: Britt Baker vs Big Swole

Cinematic Matches

These cinematic matches are becoming a thing lately. WWE will run that concept into the ground. I have no problems with these kinds of matches if done correctly and if placed at the right time of a feud. The Boneyard Match between Undertaker and AJ Styles was good because WWE needed a different visual in the early stages of the pandemic. With no fans attending you can be creative. While it was the first time AJ faced Taker we never know when the DeadMan will hang up the boots. I thought that match was nicely done. I loved the Firefly Funhouse match. Bray Wyatt and John Cena did previously work together so it was a fitting end to their feud and really launching another side of the Bray Wyatt/Fiend psyche. Plus who knows how often we can get Cena in a match with his movie schedule.

Not to be undone the AEW had their first cinematic match, Stadium Stampede Match, between The Inner Circle and The Elite. This most likely replaced the War Games match that was canceled back in March. And it really was the last time we saw each stable fight with each other directly. The Inner Circle while still being a faction has broken off into separate angles. As for The Elite, who is even a part of the stable right now. I liked the match very much. There were a couple of things I would have done differently but that would be a nit pick on my part. The Swamp Match between Braun Stroman and Bray Wyatt could have been way much better and it did not signal the end of that feud. They have faced each other twice after that match.

Tooth & Nail Match

As for the Tooth And Nail match, I don’t like that this is the first match between Big Swole and Britt Baker. This match should be the end of their feud, not the beginning. Maybe it does end their feud after one match. We have to wait and see about that. But we already know that Britt is going over because no one has lost their signature cinematic match. The Stadium Stampede match does not fall into this category.

If AEW wanted to swerve us then Big Swole wins but I can’t see that because Britt Baker is getting pushed. I will admit I did not like Britt in the beginning. I hated her character and ring work,. Her ring work has gotten a little better and AEW needs more women who can actually wrestle to make everyone else look better, her character work has been on point. Plus she has grown so much on me and she is very pretty.

Winner: Dr. Britt Baker

Young Bucks vs Jurassic Express

This will be a spot fest. Zero build for this match. This is just to get the Young Bucks on the card. I like that the Bucks showed an edge on Dynamite.

Winner: The Young Bucks

Dark Order (Brodie Lee, Colt Cabana, Evil Uno, Stu Grayson) vs the Natural Nightmares, Matt Cardona, and Scorpio Sky.

This is the Cody redemption match. These are the only members of the Dark Order than mean anything. Again another tag team match and an 8 man match to boot. Expect Brandi (the Queen and the top of the food chain HAHAHA) to get involved. Maybe we even see Cody but who knows. Brodie needs to break away from the Dark Order. Again this is another match just to get these 8 guys on the pay per view. I would much rather see Brodie defend his title. 

Winner: Dark Order with interference by the arrival of Erick Rowen. This will prolong this feud a little longer.

Broken Rules Match Matt Hardy vs Sammy Guevara

The second gimmick match of the card. This is just a last man standing match but if Matt Hardy loses he will leave AEW. Clearly Hardy is not going anywhere. If he does lose then Matt Hardy would be gone but not his alter egos. That will be the hook that AEW uses to keep Hardy in the company which is so predictable. Sammy really needs a big win in a big spot and this could be it. These two have been very physical in the last two weeks and I expect to see more blood.

WInner Sammy Guevara. Matt Hardy leaves but his alter egos stay.

21 Man Casino Battle Royal Match

So we don’t know four of the wrestlers in this match and it’s a good bet that one of those four could wind up winning this match. They are teasing Darby vs Starks and Archer vs Cage. I don’t think any of them will win. Again it depends on who wins the Mox/MJF match which will determine who wins this match. The winner gets an AEW title match.  I can see a few different scenarios and that’s without knowing the four other wrestlers in the match.

Could Shawn Spears win and face Moxley or MJF and then the Horsemen reform with FTR and whoever else they pick. I can’t see Cage facing Moxley again if Mox retains. Darby just had a title shot so he is out. Starks does not deserve a title shot either. Neither does Spears. But to build the Horsemen stable it would be logical. Murder Hawk is interesting but the money mark already stooged off a program with the FTW title which will center around Cage and Archer. Could it be Eddie Kingston and one of his gang. I don’t see it plus Kingston just had a title shot against Cody. Cage won the ladder match in his debut so it could very well be someone we don’t know.

Winner: if I had to pick a winner my order would be 1. Shawn Spears, 2. One of the unnamed wrestlers. Such as Miro if he shows up. 

Mimosa Mayhem Match Chris Jericho vs Orange Cassidy

So out of nine matches on the card, three are gimmick matches. That is a very bad ratio.

This feud needs to go away. I never saw this as entertaining at any point. Jericho has lowered himself to put over Orange Cassidy who will never be a main eventer. Sorry, that’s a fact. I think Cassidy wins by Jericho falling into the Champagne. Maybe Tyson punches him and he falls into the champagne. Jericho will not eat a second pin in this match.

Winner: Orange Cassidy via Jericho falling into the Champagne

AEW World Tag Team Match Page & Omega (C) vs FTR

Okay so the build up to this match has been good. We have been teased the break up of Omega and Page for a while. It’s going to happen. Either at the PPV or on Dynamite. FTR is winning the belts too. That is happening at the PPV. Again this is way too predictable to me and maybe Khan throws a swerve. The Horsemen angle is coming with FTR as the tag team in the group. The other two I am saying will be Spears and my gut says Page but I think I am going to be wrong.  Plus we know the money match is the Young Bucks vs FTR for the titles.

Winner: FTR captures the Tag Team Belts

AEW Women’s World Championship Match Shida (C) vs Thunder Rosa

A very telling sign that AEW does not have one of their own wrestling for their title at a PPV. But it’s all about the matches. This could be a very interesting partnership with the NWA. Personally Thunder Rosa is the better wrestler and by that standard she should win. But it’s an AEW match and can you really see a wrestler who is supposedly not signed with AEW winning their belt. In the old days these matches would not have a winner or the person from that promotion would win. Or maybe Tessa Blanchard does a run in and beats down both.

Winner: Thunder Rosa is the new Women’s Champion

AEW World Championship Match Moxley(C) vs MJF

Now this one will be interesting. MJF is the future face of the company. We all know that. He has not been pinned and neither has Moxley. Something has to give. I had MJF winning this match ever since it was announced but now after this past week’s Dynamite I have changed my mind.

It’s traditional in wrestling that if the heel gets the heat on the go home show then the face wins the PPV match. That could be a swerve by Khan. Plus I already have two titles changing hands at this PPV. I don’t see a third one. Unless Shida retains. 

Winner: Moxley Retains

AEW Dynamite 9/2 Review

ONE MANS WRESTLING OPINION

The AEW Dynamite Review 9/2

Santana & Ortiz vs Best Friends

Right off the bat I hate all the chances they took before the match started. I feel Santana & Ortiz are being wasted in a bad storyline like this. AEW loves tag-team matches and we get several tag-team matches every week. I would love it if they kept the tag team matches to two at the most. But AEW likes having six-man tag matches and now the eight-man tag match is happening most every week. Way too much. All these matches are huge spot fests and nothing we haven’t seen every week. So if you don’t watch the match until the end to see what business is being done, trust me you won’t miss anything.

This has nothing to do with the quality of the wrestlers. All four can go in that ring. At a PPV you can do anything you want. But on the weekly TV show, I need to see more storylines and more character building. This match had neither. All four men will be in the Battle Royal at the PPV and all four men have zero chance of winning it. Santana & Ortiz who are a heel tag team win the match in a heel way. Nothing wrong with the outcome or the way it happened.

MJF Promo

MJF is great on the mic. He reminds me so much of Roddy Piper. Wardlow is like a poor man’s “Ace” Cowboy Bob Orton. But Orton had so much more personality. I would love to see Wardlow wrestle more. We see MJF give his scared lawyer a pep talk before his match with Moxley.

Young Bucks & Jurrasic Express vs SCU & Private Party

Just want to say that I have DirecTV and they aired a Monday Night Raw commercial.

An eight-man spot fest where each team has to get in their own business. All four teams are babyfaces which makes this a very strange match. The fact that the winning team will face each other at the PPV is just a reason to get the Young Bucks in a match at All Out. The one thing I hate about all these shows is that most times the winner of the match is predictable. So I knew the Bucks were going over. I am glad to see them show an edge after the match by not shaking the hands of Luchasaurus and Jungle Boy.

Again this is not a match I care to watch because I have seen these same spots over and over in the last 11 months of AEW TV. Like the first tag team match, all four teams can go in the ring. It’s just that I am not entertained by these matches. But I liked the change in the attitude of the Bucks. I didn’t watch any of their Japan matches and I don’t watch Being The Elite. Sorry, there is only so much of my time that I can dedicate to watching Wrestling in a week so I have been told by many that there is a different side to the Bucks than what we have seen on Dynamite. I am waiting to see that come across on TV.

Jake Hager/Orange Cassidy Back Stage

I am going to talk about what in my opinion is one of the biggest problems WWE, NXT, and AEW all have in their TV Shows. The logic gaps that exist just can’t be ignored. I know this is a make-believe world and the matches are predetermined. We all know this isn’t real. And when we say these are just TV shows that’s a true statement. When I watch TV shows or movies the one thing I hate is when something happens and I say to myself “Yeah if that happened in real life that is not how it would go down.”

Some people say that AEW needs writers to fill in the logic gaps. I agree with that statement. But when you look at what WWE and NXT do they have writers and they still have logic gaps. So I would like to see AEW close down the logic gaps. This segment has a big one.

Jake Hager is a Bellator fighter. I was not a fan of his character in the WWE. And I am not a fan of his character in AEW either. Hager finds Cassidy and sits next to him. Now that is something a heel would do especially if he knows he can kick your ass. Hager has a message from Jericho telling Cassidy he wants him at ringside for his match tonight. Hager says you better be there. Cassidy drapes his leg on top of Hager’s lap. LOGIC GAP. Hager should have given Cassidy an open-handed slap across his face at the least for getting disrespected. Instead, he pushes his leg off his lap. Is that something an MMA fighter would do if he was disrespected by a guy half his size?

Tully Blanchard With FTR

Tully must be rusty because I have seen much better promos from him. FTR just doesn’t have any natural charisma. This leads to the next segment which was a disaster.

Kenny Omega Interview

Tony Schiavone is in the ring waiting for Kenny Omega to come out. Omega really needs to dress better. Your on national TV and you look like you are coming in from the beach or sitting by the pool. If you want to be a star, then act like a star and dress like a star. If it was his ring gear I would not have a problem with it. Now like the Bucks, Omega has been described as one of the best wrestlers in the world. That was before he came to AEW.

He has not been booked that way. If you want to be fair about it he has not been the star that everyone says he is. That’s just a fact. Maybe because he is an EVP he does not want it to look like he is booking himself to win. Cody has booked himself strong and he is loved. We have not seen the personality of Omega yet. Again Omega is one of the best wrestlers in the world and he should be booked that way.

Here we have another LOGIC GAP. Schiavone said that Hangman Page cost the Bucks the gauntlet match. No he didn’t. He grabbed Nick Jackson’s leg while Matt was getting pinned. Matt did not try to kick out. I guess because Nick’s leg was being held Matt was not able to kick out. I understand what they were trying to do. I just think it was very poor execution.

Potential Swerve

I smell a potential swerve here. It is obvious they are reforming the Four Horsemen. Everyone feels that it will be FTR and Page with Spears in the group. I thought the same thing except that Page resembles Magnum TA who always was against the Horsemen. Same with Cody so I am starting to feel like it will be FTR and Spears with someone else. But I do expect Hangman and Page to lose the titles and break up at the PPV or on the next TV Show.

I didn’t like this segment. I hate the styrofoam cooler. I hate the chocolate milk stuff. Again FTR does not have charisma.  But I love the storyline. That’s what I want in my weekly TV show. My two favorite stars in AEW are MJF and Hangman Page. What I did like in this segment was the swerve they are trying to pull on the fans. This has been talked about way too much on social media so I think AEW likes to throw a seed of doubt in our minds. FTR dropping the belts in the ring and Omega walking out on Page just adds to the intrigue of this match.

Chris Jericho Interview

Jericho is great on the mic. Always has been and always will be. My problem is Orange Cassidy is not on Jericho’s level. So this whole feud is not believable to me. Orange Cassidy is not a main eventer and he never will be.

Chris Jericho vs Joey Janela

Another match where the winner is predictable. And the post-match fight was even more predictable. Jericho slams Janela’s head into the turnbuckle busting him open. Clearly, this was a blade job. It makes no sense because we had blood in the main event. You really can’t have blood in two matches especially when the main event has it. So Cassidy comes into the ring followed by Sonny Kiss to help out his tag team partner. Cassidy is in the ring by himself after running off Jericho and Hager. Another LOGIC GAP with Hager but whatever. Cassidy goes into his nap sack and pulls out a bottle of Jericho’s champagne, He opens it up and pours it out giving Jericho the thumbs down. I guess that’s cool. It’s not. I didn’t like how they did this go-home segment. And Cassidy needs to learn how to throw believable punches.

Promo For The Broken Rules Match

This is basically a Last Man Standing Match. If Matt Hardy loses he will leave AEW. Sammy with the sign gimmick needs to go away now. It has run its course. I will talk more about this during my ALL OUT Prediction.

Battle Royal Segment

This whole segment was ridiculous and completely overbooked. Everyone and their mother came out with a microphone and started talking over each other. Tazz and Jake both cut bad promos. I expect way more than what those legends gave us. Eddie Kingston’s crew comes out followed by Tully and Spears. This was just a complete waste of time. It seemed like all 21 men who will be in the Battle Royal came out to fight. I know not everyone came out but this was a complete waste of time. And it lasted way too long.

Thunder Rosa vs Serena Deeb

I won’t talk too much about this match but it was the best female match in the history of AEW. And neither of these women is signed to AEW. What does that tell you? AEW needs to sign both these ladies and bring some credibility to the women’s division. No real business was handled here because neither are AEW properties. Thunder Rosa is facing Shida at ALL OUT.

Moxley Promo

I always felt that Moxley was the unsung hero of the shield. So I am happy he is getting his chance to shine now. He has had many great promos since he got to AEW. It’s getting really hard for Mox to top his best work. This promo while being good is not his best. That’s not to put him down either.

Big Swole Segment

We hear for the first time that Big Swole and Britt Baker are having a Tooth and Nail match.  Swole is talking with Schiavone when Reba comes out with a pizza delivery. She is wearing a mask but we all know who it is. Swole calls her out and Britt attacks her from behind with the crutch. Firstly Britt Baker needs to do a better job of hitting Swole with the crutch. Secondly. Rubbing her face in a pizza. Really? Is this funny. I like how they built this matchup for weeks. I hated the pizza spot.

Moxley vs MJF’s Lawyer Mark Sterling

Wardlow accompanies Sterling to ringside. Moxley toys with Sterling before starting to brutalize him. It’s predictable that MJF will eventually show his face during this match. Mox wins and Wardlow attacks Mox. MJF comes out and shows he was faking the neck injury. MJF hits Mox with the ring busting him open. AEW has blood for the second time tonight. LOGIC GAP. MJF saying weeks ago that the neck injury will prevent him from playing with his kids one day got everyone to pop. But the injury does not prevent him from wrestling. Just saying.