10th Oct2019

‘All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite’ Review (Oct 9th 2019)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have Crank Yankers! Okay, this is the second week of Dynamite, so if they blow it then I’ll blow my top. Why do I feel like the female readers (they may not exist) just shuddered at the thought of me topless? Okay, we’ve got more from The Elite and their excellent roster, including Dennis Quaid and Sid Caesar.


Match #1: Private Party defeated The Young Bucks – All Elite Wrestling Tag Team Championship Tournament Match

My Opinion: 3.8 out of 5 – This was a really strong match that had the big surprise finish with Private Party winning. PP are not the best wrestlers, but they put effort into every-thing they do, so they both get over. This has got to be the biggest moment of their career so far, with YBs doing more for them than just about any-thing else would have. Every weakness of PP was covered-up by the more complete Bucks, who worked their asses off to sell this as a major match from bell to bell. I can’t believe I haven’t made a piss joke out of PP yet. Potty humor is all I have. This was a fantastic opener that delivered a big match with even bigger implications.

Match #2: Darby Allin defeated Jimmy Havoc – #1 Contender’s Match For An All Elite Wrestling World Title Shot

My Opinion: 3.3 out of 5 – While less violent than you might think (considering the people involved), this was quite good for a ten minute fight from two pairs of skinny jeans with teeth. It felt like they both wanted to go a lot farther with this, but they were good little boys and didn’t throw toilet paper at the ceiling in the bathroom. Like Olivia Newton-John once said: I Honestly Love You. Don’t you love me? You…you…damn it! Well, at least I have excellent bout to look at.

Match #3: Riho & Dr. Britt Baker defeated Bea Priestley & Emi Sukura

My Opinion: 3.2 out of 5 – This was a fun tag match with a lot of action that made my heart go ving-zing-bam-boom like a turnip in the wind. Riho and Britt made for a good team that has some potential all its own. I’d love for this match to eventually get another shot going longer, because this was under ten minutes. The action was not too fast, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t have some substance.

Match #4: Jon Moxley defeated Shawn Spears

My Opinion: 3.4 out of 5 – Zag Nut bars rule ass. My new keyboard writes the word “ass” every so often. Oh, Moxley and Spears had a fine match between each other that was on TV for a while and it had action, action and more action starring Jon Moxley and Shawn Spears an…I got lost again. Ass. Moxley looks so much healthier than he did in the WWE. His body is looser and more pliable, making it much easier for him to dart around the ring like he prefers. Spears feels like a much bigger star here than he ever did during either run in the WWE. This whole thing felt a bit random, but that’s due to lack of promotion ahead of time. There’s a good feud here, but it needs more than ten minutes to work its magic. That all being said, these guys worked hard and it showed.

Match #5: (Main Event) Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara defeated Dustin Rhodes & Hangman Page

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – This was a solid main event that delivered an exciting chunk of wrestling action. Both teams worked well together and made the match fly by like a bird at a crime scene. The match never went beyond what it should have been, which is a smart, suspenseful burst of tag action. This was excellent stuff from four fantastic wrestlers.

News Of The Night:

  1. Inner Circle is the name of Chris Jericho’s faction (includes Sammy Guevara, Santana and Ortiz and Jake Hager).
  2. Darby Allin challenges for the AEW World Title, next week.
  3. Kenny Omega, Jon Moxley and PAC seem to be in a feud.
  4. Dr. Britt Baker fights Riho, next week.

Final Verdict: 3.7/5

This show was quite good, despite its deficiencies. Like last week, the two hours fly by like a goose in a flying motor car.


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