Reviews by Dave
Show air date: February 3, 2020
Want to see a show that was saved by two matches, watch this week’s, AEW Dynamite.
Some early parts I thoroughly enjoyed but way too much filler and just 😒 for me until the main event and closing angle.
AEW Tag Team Battle Royal
AEW had one of the battle royals it likes, this one to determine the challengers at the Revolution pay-per-view for tag champs the Young Bucks. A battle royal that included the Young Bucks (smh). Normal AEW battle royal stuff with some good performances by young prodigies like Top Flight.
Impact tag champions the Good Brothers–Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson–came out it confused Nick Jackson for some reason and he got eliminated (yay) with the battle royal being won by Inner Circle representatives, MJF, and “Le TRUMPion” Chris Jericho. For a company with the best overall tag division in at least 5 years, they sho’ love putting two singles guys together and pushing them.
Dr. Britt Baker defeat Thunder Rosa
Thunder Rosa and Dr. Britt Baker, DMD had a very good match, with Baker picking up the biggest and best win of her career. They worked fast and it kept the match hot as this is one of the more heated situations in AEW. The finish was a little goofy and there had to be a better way to do that which doesn’t make your ref look like Mr. Magoo (an issue during the battle royal as well with the Isiah Kassidy elimination) but it didn’t damage an otherwise fine match.
They Let The Hot Talkers Talk
The Sting-TNT champion Darby Allin/Team Taz segment was good. They let the hot talkers in Taz and Ricky Starks do most of the talking. Sting got to hit some hot lines and look intense and Darby got to stand there and not say shit. Perfect.
Hangman Page and Matt Hardy defeated Chaos Project
Hangman Page and Matt Hardy beat Chaos Project. I’m assuming here. Chaos Project on my TV gets the fast forward treatment.
Dearly Beloved We Are Gathered Here
Kip Sabian and Penelope Ford had their wedding. I loved them clearly not knowing if they could call Father James Mitchell by his name (that was a cool guest appearance). I’m thinking Khan set them straight in the headphones. I didn’t give a damn about the rest of it. They needed to shot a ninja to make it interesting.
Lance Archer defeated Eddie Kingston in a Lumberjack Match
Lance Archer won his lumberjack rematch with Eddie Kingston. It’s an AEW lumberjack match so there was a lot of bull–it in it. It was always better when the two guys just beat the hell out of each other in the ring. That closes the door on this feud…
Main Event: Kenny Omega and The Good Brothers defeated Jon Moxley, PAC and Rey Fenix
The Elite–AEW world champion Kenny Omega and the Good Brothers– got a great win over Death Triangle’s PAC and Rey Fenix teamed with Jon Moxley in a very good main event. Had a couple of those spots I hate when a wrestler suddenly ignores his opponent in the ring to do a spot on someone else on the floor but other than that, it was an extremely well done, hard-fought match with the champs beating the stars of another company as they did at IMPACT’s Hard To Kill pay-per-view.
The Elite decided to put the boots to their downed opponents and for some damn reason Lance Archer got involved and opened the door for Moxley to get some payback on Omega but it was not to be as New Japan Pro Wrestling superstar KENTA, a man owed a shot at Moxley’s New Japan US title and a man who’s hair looks like he doesn’t know how to sort clothes before washing, made his AEW debut.
One Go To Sleep later and Dynamite ends with another hot finish and Don Callis laughing.
Thanks for reading!
David E Houston II he’s attended small independent shows with less than 100 people and large stadium shows with over 20,000 fans and live worldwide pay-per-views.