07th Nov2019

‘All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite’ Review (Nov 6th 2019)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s review of All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have Cody’s announcement before Full gear this Saturday, so get ready for a…promo? Damn it! I thought AEW wasn’t going to do these gab-fests every week. I’m getting pissed. This show better not be turning into Monday Night Raw on us. Okay, here goes a snow-ball up my ass while I’m soaking in a hot bath. Yeah, it doesn’t really make sense, but it sure makes me feel like I am making sense.

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Match #1: Pac defeated Trent

The following is courtesy of allelitewrestling.com:

“The Bastard” PAC took on Trent, (accompanied by Chuck Taylor and Orange Cassidy) in our opening contest of the night. The crowd began chanting “PAC you suck! PAC you suck!” when the bell rang. Trent hit a Northern Lights suplex on PAC for a two-count. PAC and Trent battled outside the ring. PAC ran Trent’s body into the metal barricade, and then Trent’s head onto the steel ramp. The crowd was securely behind Trent. PAC hit a waistlock into a German Suplex. Trent tried to string together some offense on PAC, to little success. The ref was distracted, and Orange Cassidy entered the ring to attempt to get an advantage for his friend Trent, dishing out a few “freshly squeezed” kicks to PAC. Unfortunately, Orange got crushed after a massive kick to the head from PAC. This was enough to get Trent angered and into the next gear. He speared PAC, and then delivered a lariat, then a swinging DDT for a two-count. PAC wrenched Trent’s head on the outside of the ring with a brainbuster. PAC went to the top rope and hit the Black Arrow on Trent for a two-count, but ultimately picked up the victory via submission with his “Brutalizer.” PAC grabbed a microphone and said this Saturday at FULL GEAR, “Hangman” Adam Page will have his work cut out for him.

My Opinion: 3.6 out of 5 – This was really good action that went all over the place, but never failed to stay where it needed to be most. Oh, I sound full of $#!@. Don’t worry…this was great. I hope that this is not the last time they work together, since this match was so easy to watch. Trent made a great victim for the fierce Pac, who has become quite the force of nature these days. What a great opener.

Match #2: Private Party defeated The Dark Order – #1 Contender’s Match For An All Elite Wrestling Tag Team Title Shot At Full Gear

The following is courtesy of allelitewrestling.com:

“The Dark Order” (Stu Grayson and Evil Uno), who were accompanied by their minions, faced the team of Private Party (Isiah Kassidy and Marq Quen). The winning team will compete on Saturday against The Lucha Bros and AEW Tag Champs SCU (Scorpio Sky and Frankie Kazarian). Private Party quickly cleaned house on the Dark Order, but Stu Grayson snuck in through the back door. He planted Kassidy. The Dark Order began working over Kassidy on the ring apron. Marq Quen managed to get tagged in, but he was too fired up and walked right into harm’s way. The Dark Order looked to hit their “Fatality” finisher, but Marq Quen shifted momentum. He hit a crossbody on Stu Grayson. Both teams began to execute some superb tag-team combinations on one another. Private Party hit the “Silly String” on Evil Uno, and then their “Gin and Juice” finisher on Stu Grayson for the victory!

My Opinion: 3.4 out of 5 – This was pretty fun and a bit silly at times, but not very much in that regard. This was no Steiner Bros. match, but it got the job done and was very entertaining from bell to bell.

Match #3: Emi Sakura & Jamie Hayter defeated RIHO & Shanna

The following is courtesy of allelitewrestling.com:

Jamie Hayter and Emi Sakura vs. “Portugal’s Perfect Athlete” Shanna and AEW Women’s World Champion RIHO was up next. It was student against teacher, as RIHO and Sakura traded pinfall attempts. RIHO hit a flying knee to take Sakura off her feet. Shanna was tagged in and landed lifting uppercuts on Sakura. Hayter was finally tagged in and began tossing around RIHO. Shanna used a step-up hurracarana, then went downtown and took out both Sakura and Hayter. Shanna hit a wicked DDT on Sakura. After a counter hold, Sakura was able to tag in Hayter, who began a brutal assault on Shanna. Hayter gave Shanna two running lariats. Sakura hit the Vaderbomb on Shanna, but RIHO broke up the pin. Moments later, the crowd sat in stunned silence as Sakura secured a pin on AEW Women’s Champ RIHO.

My Opinion: 3.4 out of 5 – This was smart wrestling with a bit of style to it. The joshi influence gave this some extra zing to it. Shanna has made a good impression in her brief time in AEW (AEW has been around for five minutes…waka-waka). The champion being pinned felt cheap, but that appears to be how they are building the contender. Hey, it’s their money.

Match #4: Shawn Spears defeated Brandon Cutler

The following is courtesy of allelitewrestling.com:

Brandon Cutler faced “the Chairman” Shawn Spears (accompanied by Tully Blanchard). Spears was wearing a t-shirt with the words “NO MORE GARBAGE WRESTLING.” Spears reversed a wristlock from Cutler. A high kick from Cutler rocked Spears. “The Chairman” started to dismantle Cutler on the outside of the ring. Spears finished off Cutler in emphatic fashion with a Death Valley Driver.

My Opinion: 2.4 out of 5 – Oh no…a squash! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

Match #5: (Main Event) Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara defeated Kenny Omega & Adam Page

The following is courtesy of allelitewrestling.com:

Tonight’s main event was “Hangman” Adam Page and Kenny Omega vs. “the Spanish God” Sammy Guevara and AEW World Champion Chris Jericho (accompanied by Jake Hager). Omega wanted to tie up with Jericho, but the champ tagged out to Sammy to avoid Omega. Omega chopped Sammy, then followed up with a beautiful jumping back elbow. Page tagged in and hit a shooting star press on Sammy, and the crowd chanted “Cowboy S—T!” Page was dishing out the punishment to Sammy. Finally Jericho was tagged in and began ground and pound offense on Page. “The Cleaner” was tagged in and hit a moonsault on Sammy G. This was followed up with a hurracarana from Omega to Jericho. As Omega was powering up, Hager hit him in the back with a steel chair while the referee was distracted. “Hangman” Page evened up the odds with a wind-up lariat on Jericho. “Le Champion” was looking to lock on the lion tamer, but Page escaped. PAC ran out and nailed an unsuspecting Page, which allowed Jericho to hit the Judas Effect on Page for the victory.

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – This was a strong main event that required me to write 3.5 for the 7000th time today. This was no revolutionary tag match, but it got the job done and offered lots of action between some of the big athletes for Full Gear. These matches are becoming too common, but at least they are being contested with great wrestlers. Plus, the champion actually won a match…thanks to an interference angle. Damn it. They better not be booking that $#!@ every week. Okay, this was still really good though.

News Of The Night:

  1. The Elite and The Inner Circle brawled at the end of the show to sell the Full Gear Pay Per View.
  2. Cody Rhodes’s announcement was that if he loses, then he’ll never challenge for the All Elite Wrestling World Title ever again.
  3. Chris Jericho cut a great promo on beating Cody Rhodes at Full Gear.
  4. Private Party fights SCU for the All Elite Wrestling Tag Team Titles at Full Gear.
  5. Shawn Spears and Joey Janela are in a feud.

Final Verdict: 3.6/5

This was an excellent show that had a little too much non-sense (promos, post-match brawls, interference, squashes), but it made up for it with several longer matches of high quality.

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