The principle occasion of this week’s AEW Dynamite featured The Younger Bucks & Jon Moxley vs. Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers, and the return of Mike Tyson to AEW.
The Inside Circle arrived to open the present, making their official AEW Dynamite return after taking bock their locker room final week.
Hangman Web page (9-0) vs. Max Caster w/ Anthony Bowens
Caster minimize an amazing rap to trash discuss Hangman. Bowens got here within the ring and minimize off a graphic insult from Caster saying they couldn’t say that on TV. Hangman booted Bowens within the face and attacked Caster instantly. Web page beat Caster across the ring and ringside, additionally getting within the face of Bowens.
Caster began to get the warmth slightly bit when he pulled Hangman into the ring put up, and Bowens attacked and despatched Hangman into the guardrail. Caster stored the warmth up for a couple of minutes, together with hitting Hangman with a punch from a sequence coated hand, however Hangman kicked out.
Hangman went for the Buckshot Lariat, however Bowens caught his foot to cease him. Hangman kicked him off and did a moonsault to the ground on Bowens earlier than climbing again onto the apron and hitting a Buckshot Lariat for the pinfall. Nice opening match.
End result: Hangman Web page (10-0)
Ranking: *** (3 stars)
This was a wonderful opening match that highlighted Hangman’s capability to beat the heels. In different corporations, when the distraction occurred together with being hit with the weapon, the heel would win and the babyface would look dumb. In AEW, he kicked out and overcame the chances, wanting sturdy and heroic. Nice professional wrestling.
Tony Schiavone was out to interview the Loss of life Triangle, however earlier than they might discuss the Greatest Mates got here out mentioned they remembered what occurred final 12 months when Orange Cassidy confronted PAC, however PAC mentioned he knew what they have been doing – they needed a shot on the subsequent tag staff champion. Trent mentioned that it’s humorous that they are saying they’re the subsequent champions when the Greatest Mates have extra wins than another tag staff in AEW, and that the Greatest Mates (w/ Kris Statlander) have been again and so they weren’t going to take a seat again for anybody.
The Inside Circle got here out and Jericho pitched them to interrupt earlier than he talked, and Sammy Guevara introduced again the indicators, telling the ladies to hit him up. He mentioned whether or not it was tables, doorways, ice baths, and even glass, the Inside Circle has hits for days, then delivered this message: “Hey Pinnacle! How are you feeling? Another factor… it feels good to be again!”
Jericho mentioned that the Inside Circle was again, and it was a month in the past that the “Pineapple” beat them up. Sammy corrected it to say Pinnacle. Jericho apologized for the choices they made during the last 6 months, saying that they didn’t deal with individuals like they need to. Jericho mentioned that MJF was a significant a part of why they have been so terrible to others.
Jericho admitted that he took MJF in to make use of him, understanding that flip was going to occur, however he didn’t anticipate that MJF was going to out assume him along with his personal secure. He mentioned that MJF was a tremendous wine, solely getting higher with age, however he didn’t need to wait, and needed to be higher than Jericho now, however Jericho warned him that these are large sneakers to fill.
Jericho mentioned that he was rocking the headscarf gimmick 5 years in the past and he stole it from him, so he had a clipboard if he needed so as to add it to “THE LIST” of gimmicks he stole from Jericho. Jericho mentioned that MJF was a mark for himself, and that he would by no means be higher than him, and he knew it, stealing MJF’s catchphrase.
Jericho then mentioned Tully Blanchard was a third price Horseman, and that FTR was an amazing tag staff, however he couldn’t inform the distinction between them and didn’t know their names. He buried Wardlow and Spears as effectively, after which referred to as for Blood & Guts for Might fifth in opposition to the Pinnacle! Jericho promised that the worst was but to come back, and God assist them.
This was an unimaginable promo.
Christian Cage was with Dasha, saying that he has been combating for 7 years to get again, and Kazarian pushed him to the boundaries final week. Taz interrupted the promo, saying he knew Christian for a very long time. Taz made a suggestion for Christian to hitch Crew Taz, saying Christian might assist his guys, and he might assist him, and left him to assume on it.
The Godzilla vs. Kong Tag Match: Jurassic Categorical (Luchasuarus & Jungle Boy) (5-0) vs. Bear Nation (Bear Boulder & Bear Bronson) (6-1)
Jungle Boy hit dives on Bronson rapidly, however was caught on a tope con giro by each Bear Nation. Luchasarus did one as a substitute, and so they couldn’t catch the large man. Nonetheless, their benefit didn’t final lengthy as Bear Nation began to get the warmth on Jungle Boy. Boulder hit a again physique drop on Jungle Boy, however he managed to tag out to Luchasaurus who ran wild on each males with suplexes and kicks.
Luchasaurus had Boulder on the highest rope and went to chokeslam him off it, however Boulder countered and hit a superplex on him. Jungle Boy broke up the pinfall with a splash after which hit a springboard DDT on Bronson. Luchasaurus hit a fireman’s stick with it Boulder, however Bronson slammed Jungle Boy onto each of them to interrupt it up earlier than hitting a double cannonball on Luchasaurus.
Luchasaurus clotheslined Boulder from the ring after which chokeslammed Bronson and hit a moonsault for the pinfall.
End result: The Jurassic Categorical
Ranking: **3/4 (2.75 stars)
Strong tag match right here, because the Godzilla of the groups got here out on high over the Kong (or bears on this case).
QT Marshall minimize a great promo, explaining that he was bored with doing the work for Cody with Cody taking all of the credit score whereas QT labored behind the scenes. He then mentioned he was taking 3 males to the highest in Aaron Solow, Anthony Ogogo, and Nick Comoroto earlier than throwing ache on the Nightmare Manufacturing unit brand, saying that this was his coaching faculty, and it wasn’t Cody’s anymore.
Sting got here out for an interview with Tony Schiavone, however he was interrupted by Jake Roberts. Lance Archer grabbed the mic and mentioned that he was a foremost occasion man, and that he was bored with individuals taking his spot, making a foremost occasion, then being taken off TV. Sting grabbed the mic and mentioned it was his time to speak, and he wanted to close his mouth and open his ears.
Sting mentioned that he agreed that Archer was a foremost occasion expertise, and that he didn’t perceive why he would get to at least one after which disappear. Sting mentioned that Roberts needs to be educating him channel that power, and that he needs to be getting foremost occasions on TNT and combating for the World championship. Sting then challenged him, saying “Do it! Earn that spot!” and left. Archer was very pleased with what he heard, and left. Glorious promo from Sting, who needs to be speaking extra as he’s probably the greatest promos in wrestling.
Crew Taz had an argument backstage, with Taz saying that Starks wanted to cease instigating Cage.
Darby Allin (5-0) w/ Sting vs. JD Drake (2-3) w/ Ryan Nemeth & Cezar Benoni
Allin hit a suicide dive on JD Drake early on, sending him flying, however Ryan Nemeth distracted Allin and Drake was capable of get well. Sting chased off Nemeth, as Drake bought the warmth on Allin for the subsequent jiffy within the ring. Drake overpowered Darby all through the match, as Sting took out Cezar Benoni at ringside too.
Drake threw Darby in opposition to the ropes on the skin of the ring and clotheslined him as he bounced again in the direction of the bottom. That regarded brutal. Drake missed a cannonball into the guardrail and Allin hit a flip dive over the turnbuckle to the ground onto Benoni and Drake.
Drake continued to dominate although, hitting strikes after he put Allin within the tree of woe. Drake hit a cannonball on Allin after which a Vader Bomb for a 2 depend. Drake went to the highest rope and missed an enormous moonsault. Allin hit an avalanche Code Pink after which the Coffin Drop for the pinfall.
End result: Darby Allin (6-0)
Ranking: **** (4 stars)
Incredible match from Allin and Drake right here, as they bought some good time. I used to be actually impressed with Drake. Allin bought like loopy for him, and made him look nice.
After the match, the Hardy Household Workplace attacked Allin and went to throw him by way of the announce desk. The Bunny was arguing with the announcers, saying they need to take all the things off it, however as she was combating with the announcers Sting and the Darkish Order got here out to make the save, with -1 being proper there. The Hardy Household Workplace ran away, leaving the Bunny to show round and be alone. Tay Conti attacked and because the referees pulled them aside, they minimize to a hype video for the principle occasion.
Alex Marvez was with Chris Jericho and Marvez confirmed that Blood & Guts was going to occur. As Jericho began to speak, Pinnacle attacked and began a 6 on 1 beatdown on Jericho. The Inside Circle’s locker room was bolted shut. Pinnacle arrange a desk at ringside and Wardlow went to powerbomb Jericho by way of it to the ground.
Mike Tyson’s music hit and he ran out and began throwing punches, attacking The Pinnacle. Tyson laid out Shawn Spears in an epic beatdown, as the group exploded in cheers for Tyson. Tyson and Jericho got here nose to nose once more, and this time they shook fingers to an enormous pop from the viewers. The gang went insane for Inside Circle, and it appears they’ve united with Mike Tyson. This was superior.
Britt Baker was backstage, saying that she deserved a title shot as a result of she was the largest star within the division, and it shouldn’t be primarily based of wins and losses. However, as a result of she’s a task mannequin she was going to guarantee that she was going to win each single match going ahead to climb the ladder to the #1 contender place, saying that we have to watch Elevation, Darkish, and Dynamite to see her win. I preferred the plugging of the YouTube reveals, as it will possibly get individuals invested within the story of Baker to tune in and see her climb the ladder.
The Bunny (13-3) w/ The Hardy Household Workplace vs. Tay Conti (9-2) w/ -1, The Darkish Order, & Hikaru Shida
Conti and -1 had a extremely cute handshake as they got here out, and Conti gave him a giant hug. Conti is the #1 ranked contender to Shida’s title, so it appears Shida that needed to guarantee that Conti had a good combat with Bunny. Conti hit a giant seize suplex on Bunny and a facewash within the nook.
Bunny blocked a kick and tripped Conti so she landed face first on the apron. Bunny suplexed her on the ground after which dropkicked Conti into the guardrail. Bunny used a chinlock, placing her weight proper on the again on Conti. The Darkish Order and Hardy Household Workplace bought right into a brawl at ringside that distracted the ref.
The Bunny took this opportunity to seize the kendo stick from Shida, however Shida took it again and Bunny ate a suplerplex from Conti. Conti then hit the DDTay for the pinfall. Shida regarded very impressed with Shida. Conti hugged -1 because the Darkish Order celebrated, and it appears to be like like Conti has additional confirmed her #1 contender place.
End result: Tay Conti
Ranking: **1/2 (2.5 stars)
Strong match from each ladies right here, as Tay Conti continues to enhance at a formidable price. It’s astonishing to see how good she is getting so quick.
Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson) (3-0) w/ Don Callis vs. Jon Moxley (32-2-1) ( & The Younger Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) (2-0 in 2021)
Callis continued to assert that the Bucks solely cared about cash and never their friendship with Kenny, which is strictly the alternative, like a great heel. The Bucks took out Omega and Anderson, whereas Moxley clotheslined Gallows to the ground. All three males hit dives on different males as they went to interrupt, with Moxley doing a excessive flying pose with the Bucks, which was hilarious.
Moxley hit just a few suplexes on everybody, however Gallows was in a position to make use of his energy to overwhelm Moxley and begin to get the warmth on him. Moxley ducked a clothesline and hit a neckbreaker on Gallows. Nick Jackson and Karl Anderson began combating within the ring, and Nick ran wild, hitting flying knees on Gallows after which a flying stomp on Gallows right into a backstabber on Anderson.
Nick hit a kick on Gallows, however ate a spinebuster from Karl Anderson, who tagged out to Omega. Matt Jackson and Omega bought within the ring, and Omega backed off and requested for the standard tie up, however Jackson hit hip tosses and a again physique drop on Omega, and hit a DDT, spiking him. Matt Jackson went to hit a superkick on Omega, however he couldn’t do it.
Omega slapped Matt, and Mat began hitting punches on Omega. Gallows got here in, however Nick Jackson minimize him off and Omega hit two snap dragon suplexes on Matt Jackson with no hesitation quickly thereafter. Omega went for a V-Set off, however Moxley took Omega’s head off with a clothesline and Matt Jackson hit a piledriver on Omega.
Matt Jackson requested if Omega was okay, as a result of he didn’t need to damage his good friend. Matt picked him up and so they hit Extra Bang for Your Buck on Omega, however Anderson broke up the pinfall. Nick Jackson hit a dive on Anderson and Gallows, and Matt regarded unhappy at Omega. Matt couldn’t convey himself to hit the BTE Set off on Omega, however Moxley instructed them to do it.
Nick regarded able to hit it, however Matt couldn’t do it. Moxley tagged himself in and went to complete the job, and he killed Omega with a Paradigm shift, a second one, after which locked on the rear bare choke. Moxley went for a Gotch Type Piledriver, however the Younger Bucks superkicked Moxley, as they didn’t need to see their good friend damage.
Eddie Kingston got here out and bought attacked by the Good Brothers, and so they hit the Magic Killer on him on the ramp. The Good Brothers then hit the Magic Killer on Moxley, and the Good Brothers grabbed Omega and put him on high for the pin because the Bucks regarded so unhappy. They regarded very conflicted.
End result: The Good Brothers & Kenny Omega (4-0)
Ranking: ***3/4 (3.75 stars)
This was a really story pushed match, so it was much less about match high quality and the reluctance of Matt Jackson, particularly, to harm Kenny Omega. Nick appeared much less conflicted about it, however he had his share as effectively. After the match, the Good Brothers picked up Moxley and demanded that the Younger Bucks superkick him.
They regarded reluctant at first, exhibiting that they didn’t need to do it, however they regarded down, steeled their resolve, and kicked Moxley’s head off, uniting the Bullet Membership in AEW formally. They regarded like they regrated doing it after it occurred, however Matt Jackson nodded, took a deep breathe, and apologized to Kenny Omega because the present went off the air.
This was a brilliantly executed angle, the place each little bit of it felt actual. In fact, the Bucks could be hesitant to harm their good friend, and it appeared that the phrases of Callis bought to them, as a result of cash actually didn’t imply extra to them than their friendship with Kenny. Callis, after all, was enjoying them, however they have been left to doubt in the event that they actually valued their cash greater than their friendship with Omega. This was a superbly executed angle.
The present went off the air with Tony Schiavone saying “The Bullet Membership is again collectively!” Massive issues are occurring in AEW.
This was a wonderful episode of AEW Dynamite, and had some large time story developments occurring. We have now the primary ever Blood & Guts confirmed, and Mike Tyson showing to assist the Inside Circle was an enormous pop for the stay crowd, and me at dwelling. The reuniting of the Bullet Membership in AEW is a really attention-grabbing factor, and I ponder if we’ll see GoD or another Bullet Membership members present up quickly. Time will inform on that one.
Both approach, this was a giant episode of AEW Dynamite the place lots of tales have been pushed ahead, from the ladies’s #1 contendership, to Britt Baker saying she was gunning for Shida, to Sting and Archer, and much more occurring. Nice episode of AEW Dynamite.
Present Ranking: **** (4 stars)