24th Oct2019

‘All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite’ Review (Oct 23rd 2019)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and AEW finally has recaps of their shows on their website, so we’re using the sucker. Holy moly, Roly Poly! Okay, let’s go crazy!


Match #1: The Lucha Bros defeated Private Party – All Elite Wrestling Tag Team Tournament Semi-Final Match

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The crowd chanted “AEW!” as the match started. Private Party have tremendous momentum coming into tonight’s event after their huge upset over the Young Bucks in Round One. Fenix cleared house with a released suplex and a dropkick. The Lucha Bros isolated Marq Quen with a thundering chop on the ropes. Kassidy was tagged in and Private Party began “firing on all cylinders,” according to Excalibur, with a highlight reel of highflying tag team offense. They hit “Silly String” on Pentagon. Moments later Fenix was tagged in, and the tide shifted in favor of the Lucha Bros, with Marq Quen getting stomped on as Fenix jumped off the top rope directly onto Marq Quen’s spine. Private Party were described by Jim Ross as having “a will to win,” as their resiliency was on full display. Kassidy came in and hit a middle rope springboard into a hurracarana, then a tope onto Pentagon, taking on both the Lucha Bros simultaneously! The crowd was divided, with chants for both teams echoing throughout “the Pete” in Pittsburgh. Private Party nearly advanced when Marq Quen launched off the top rope with a shooting star press. Pentagon snapped Quen’s arm backwards, and the Lucha Bros scored the victory after an explosive package piledriver-stomp. “The experience won the day,” declared Excalibur. Fans will need to watch this match at least three times to attempt to see all the action that occurred from bell to bell!

My Opinion: 4.1 out of 5 – One hell of an opener. Private Party might not be the best wrestlers, but they can put on a show with the best of them. LBs kicked ass like Bob The Builder in his bar fight with John Deere. This was just great. When I think of tag matches, this will be one of those matches I think of for the rest of my life.

Match #2: S.C.U. defeated The Dark Order – All Elite Wrestling Tag Team Tournament Semi-Final Match

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The Dark Order made their way down the ramp with their minions swarming them like fog engulfing a swamp. Kazarian and Grayson traded arm drags, until Evil Uno took a cheap shot at Kazarian. Evil Uno got the tag and ran his knee into Kazarian’s head. Scorpio Sky was tagged in, and the Dark Order began mauling him. The referee was distracted, and the masked Evil Uno ran Scorpio into the steel ring steps. Each time S.C.U. would try to get some offense in, the Dark Order would cut them off. They were giving Sky everything in their arsenal (and the kitchen sink). Grayson’s extensive martial arts background came in handy, and there was great continuity with his partner, Evil Uno.

During the match, AEW World Champion Chris Jericho and his “Inner Circle” made their way up to a luxury box in the arena, tickets in hand. Kazarian finally got the hot tag, a fresh man on a mission, and began to even up the score. It was short-lived, as the Dark Order began their onslaught anew on Kazarian. The crowd rallied behind S.C.U., chanting for the team. S.C.U. tried a double submission to no avail. Scorpio Sky was hooked up on Evil Uno’s shoulders as they attempted their “Fatality” finisher, but after a reversal, S.C.U were able to sneak in “S.C.U. Later” and defeated the Dark Order, advancing to the finals of the tournament.

My Opinion: 3.6 out of 5 – That’s two great ones in row. Not quite as dynamic as the opener, but still a fabulous bout that is more than worth your time. S.C.U. did great and TDO was not far behind. Stu has the potential to be a great singles champion for AEW, as well as explaining why so many of these words are only three letters. All in all, this was another strong effort from an already strong show.

Match #3: Kenny Omega defeated Joey Janela

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Just four days ago, Omega defeated Fenix in Mexico to earn the AAA Mega Championship. Unlike their match on AEW Dark, tonight’s match on Dynamite is a sanctioned bout. The first few minutes of the match saw both men trading strikes and kicks. Excalibur described Omega as a “temporal wizard” for his in-ring skills, however, Janela’s own technical wrestling skills were showcased too. “The Inner Circle” watched above from their luxury suite. Omega planted Janela on his head with snapdragon suplexes. After two in succession, Janela countered with his own German suplex to Omega onto the corner of the turnbuckle. Janela hit a flying elbow drop to Omega’s sternum for a two-count by the referee. Omega had his V Trigger countered by Janela twice, who then hit a fishermen’s buster on Omega. The fans were chanting “This is awesome!” Janela climbed to the top, but Omega moved, causing Janela to crash and burn on the edge of the ring. Omega capitalized with the V Trigger and then the One-Winged Angel for the three count on Janela! With this hard fought victory, Omega improved his record to 4 wins and 3 losses.

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – This was as good as a song from The Raspberries. Doesn’t that sound good right now? Raspberry soda…mmmmmm. This was a great display of their technical abilities, while also giving them a chance to just shock the people every now and then with a big slam of dive. Anita Ward was always trying to get people to “Ring My Bell” and this match rung mine.

Match #4: The Young Bucks defeated Best Friends

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Cassidy got in the ring as the Bucks tried to pose, seemingly unimpressed. With his hands in his pockets, Cassidy mocked the Bucks, who quickly dispatched of him with superkicks. Nick and Matt Jackson hit a rolling backbreaker/neckbreaker combo on Trent, and then hugged to mock the Best Friends. This enraged the Best Friends, who landed a doomsday knee on Nick on the outside, turning the tables on the Bucks. Trent tore off Matt’s t-shirt in the ring and began chopping at Matt’s chest. Orange Cassidy distracted Matt long enough for Trent to continue his offensive strike unabated. Trent dumped Nick on the back of his head with a high angle German suplex.

Chuck Taylor joined the fray and connected with a series of offensive sequences on the Bucks. Orange Cassidy kept his hands in his pockets and jumped off the top rope onto the Bucks. Matt was almost pinned in the ring, but Nick made the save for his brother. Out of the blue, a superkick party erupted courtesy of the Young Bucks. Then Matt and Nick executed “More Bang for Your Buck” on Chuck Taylor for the win.

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – This was another winner in a sea of victory. Hey! Frankie Valli liked that sentence. Don’t piss on the excellence. This was like an old glove fitting better than it used to. Awesome match.

Match #5: Dr. Britt Baker defeated Jamie Hayter

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Hayter and Baker slugged it out until Hayter got the upper hand. The crowd chanted “Brittsburgh” to show their support for Pittsburgh native Dr. Britt Baker. “The doctor is making a house call in her hometown,” said Jim Ross, as Baker prescribed a sling blade on the outside of the ring to Baker. Although Hayter had a size advantage on Baker, the two wrestlers traded near falls, with both standing their ground. Hayter took Baker off her feet with a lariat, and the frustration began to sink in for Hayter. Baker hit an ace crusher and then a swinging neck breaker on Hayter for a near fall. Baker then followed up with a superkick across the jaw on Hayter and submitted her with the Lock Jaw in front of her hometown fans!

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – This was a good, solid match that made Hayter look formidable enough for Baker to look legitimate for having had beaten her.

Match #6: (Main Event) Jon Moxley versus Pac (Draw)

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Ring announcer Justin Roberts introduced Jon Moxley, and before he could make his way to the ring, PAC blindsided Moxley with a steel chair to the skull. PAC landed a step-up enziguri on Moxley. Outside the ring, Moxley was motionless on his back. PAC brought the fight back inside, driving elbows into Moxley’s head. Using his size advantage and fueled by anger, Moxley ran PAC into the turnbuckles. PAC returned the favor with his own surge of offense, delivering spinning kicks to Mox. PAC hit a standing shooting star press on Moxley.

Moxley bulldogged PAC onto the crown of his head on the edge of the ring. He followed up with a lariat and another clothesline that turned PAC inside out. Moxley was trying to end the match at this point, going for a Regal knee. PAC rolled out of the ring, but Mox followed through with a tope suicida. Mox blasted PAC with a black hole slam on PAC, and then another knee, but PAC kicked out at two! Mox secured a cloverleaf on PAC, but PAC grabbed the rope forcing the ref to break the hold.

We were down to four minutes. Mox kicked out of PAC’s falcon arrow, as both wrestlers were racing against the clock. At the two-minute mark, Moxley attempted to cradle PAC. Mox tumbled to the outside and was met with a kick by PAC, who then delivered a 450 splash onto Mox on the floor! Now down to one minute of time remaining, Moxley crawled to PAC and hooked the leg, but PAC kicked out. At 30 seconds, Mox hit the Paradigm Shift, but it wasn’t enough to finish off PAC. The match went to a time limit draw, and an incensed Jon Moxley hit the referee with a DDT! Moxley turned to the camera as the show went off the air and said “Time limit my ass!”

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – This was a fantastic main event. They really clobbered away at each other. They went here, there an every-where, but never forgot where they were supposed to be. Even the time limit draw worked well. This was a big match that had all the drama and suspense it needed to be the real deal, which it did.

News Of The Night:

  1. The Young Bucks will fight Santana and Ortiz at Full Gear.
  2. Brandi Rhodes attacked Jamie Hayter.
  3. Dustin Rhodes, MJF and DDP helped Cody Rhodes beat the hell out The Inner Circle.

Final Verdict: 4.3/5

This was a hell of a show. You read the review. Does it sound like a bad review? Go watch it. Enjoy.

One Response to “‘All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite’ Review (Oct 23rd 2019)”

  • Nathan Favel

    I forgot to mention this, but I hated the Cody Rhodes/Chris Jericho talking segment. It was lame an self-indulgent for Cody, who seems to think he’s Triple H now. Every-thing about it (except for Chris Jericho) sucked.