By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.internet Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
AEW Dynamite Hits
The Interior Circle’s Struggle Council: It felt prefer it was time for a big change with the Interior Circle. I used to be really trying ahead to MJF main the group in a feud in opposition to Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara. As an alternative, it seems the Interior Circle have been turned babyface by MJF’s new faction that features FTR, Shawn Spears, and Wardlow. There have been a few clunky moments in the course of the huge brawl, however I like the brand new faction and we nonetheless bought a giant growth with the Interior Circle babyface flip.
Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston’s rationalization for the dud at AEW Revolution: Cool conquers all. Effectively, possibly not all, however I think that it was sufficient to make most viewers forgive and overlook the involvement of Moxley and Kingston within the pyro dud. I additionally loved the way in which that Callis and Omega framed it. However the reality is that nobody blamed the wrestlers or Callis to start with. It was clever to have the wrestlers handle the pyro dud from AEW Revolution, however I nonetheless really feel that Tony Khan might have dealt with the scenario higher in his submit present media name. Why not simply acknowledge that it didn’t go off as deliberate and make it clear to pay-per-view patrons that he was simply as disenchanted as they have been?
Darby Allin vs. Scorpio Sky for the TNT Championship: A effectively labored match that apparently cemented the Sky heel flip. I didn’t take care of the foreshadowing of Sky all of a sudden appearing obnoxious when he sat in on commentary final week. It might have been extra of an consideration grabber had he had gone into this match as a straight-laced babyface and turned out of the blue out of frustration after dropping the match.
Rey Fenix vs. Matt Jackson: A kick ass match to open the present. AEW hasn’t run the gimmick of tag group champions dropping singles match to their subsequent challengers into the bottom, so I had no drawback with that method getting used on this match.
Cody Rhodes and Penta El Zier Miedo: A stable angle. I preferred the work of Alex Abrahantes as Penta’s interpreter. He got here off like he took heelish enjoyment in repeating Penta’s insults, however he didn’t steal the highlight in any approach. It’s attention-grabbing that Penta is seemingly going to enter a singles feud whereas his brother and Pac are teaming collectively. There’s nothing unsuitable with this method, however I’m curious to know why Pac isn’t feuding with Cody whereas the established tag group of Penta and Fenix problem for the tag titles.
AEW Dynamite Misses
Ethan Web page vs. Lee Johnson: The Miss had nothing to do with the wrestlers. TNT had audio points that began simply earlier than the introductions and continued all through the match. AEW did the proper factor by releasing the match on YouTube, however there’s no telling what number of Dynamite viewers will really hunt down the match. The submit match angle was simple sufficient to comply with, as Dustin Rhodes took situation with QT Marshall not stepping in as soon as Web page began taking submit match liberties with Johnson. I simply want that AEW had given viewers extra incentive to care in regards to the Nightmare Household even half as a lot as Cody appears to based mostly on the tattoo on his neck.
Hikaru Shida, Ryo Mizunami, and Thunder Rosa vs. Britt Baker, Nyla Rose, and Maki Itoh: Itoh singing whereas the others have been brawling throughout her entrance was comical, however these mic photographs she hit Shida with have been as mild than a feather. The precise match was underwhelming. I assume that Itoh taking the pin signifies that her AEW keep will probably be temporary.