28th Nov2019

‘All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite’ Review (Nov 27th 2019)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and there’s a f—— dog laying on my shirt! Get off of there you son of a b—-! Thanks to TalkTech, you can here every second of my triumph. Move you mangy mutt-bastard sack of s—! Grrrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaaah! Don’t you growl at me you flea-bitten Rod Stewart-lookin’ a—hole! Grrrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaah! No! Not my…juevos! AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! Go to commercial! Go to commercial! Chris Jericho fights Scorpio Sky for the AEW World Title an…my

aew-dynamite-poster-2balls! Owwwwwwwwww!!!!!!

Match #1: Best Friends defeated The Lucha Bros

The following is courtesy of allelitewrestling.com:

Before the bell rang, the Lucha Bros attacked Taylor and Trent. Turkeys can fly after all! Cassidy jumped from the top of the ring post and landed on the Lucha Bros for the save! A swiftly delivered Sliced Bread from Chuckie T. took out Pentagon, but as Chuckie was posing for the TV camera, Fenix hit a stiff kick. Then Fenix blasted Trent with a kick, while Pentagon executed a destroyer for a near fall. Meanwhile, Orange Cassidy distracted the Lucha Bros, allowing Trent to hit a crunchie on Fenix, and the Best Friends grabbed the victory!

My Opinion: 3.3 out of 5 – This was pretty good for eight or so minutes, but I wanted more here. Also, this show opened with a fifteen minute promo, so I’m pissed. This match had some good back-and-forth, but it needed a little more life than that for it to really stick the landing. This needed more time, but what time they had to used well.

Match #2: Bea Priestley and Emi Sakura defeated Hikaru Shida and Kris Statlander

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Shida launched herself off the chair to take out Sakura on the outside. Sakura brought in her microphone stand and was using it to gain the upper hand on Shida. The referee had enough and tossed the mic stand outside. Priestley was draped over the middle turnbuckle, and Shida suplexed Sakura right onto Priestly, rattling Priestly. Statlander had a version of the Oklahoma roll applied to Sakura, but Sakura reversed it and gave her a twisting facebuster! Sakura hit a backbreaker on Statlander, and then missed a Vader bomb. Statlander cut down Sakura with a scissor kick for an ultra near fall, but Priestly made the save for her team. While the ref was distracted, Sakura hit Statlander with the mic stand, and Priestley and Sakura picked up the victory by employing their veteran savvy.

My Opinion: 3.4 out of 5 – This was a fine tag match that had the same problem as the opener, but it was also a bit better. This felt more structured and logical as a whole. The Japanese wrestlers were the stars here and ought to be in a position to be the stars of the division at this point (officially, anyway).

Match #3: Cody Rhodes defeated Matt Knicks

The following is courtesy of allelitewrestling.com:

Cody was quick to sweep out Knicks’ legs. Cody hit a cutter off the middle rope, and then forced Knicks to tap when he applied the figure four leg lock. This one was all academic for Cody tonight.

My Opinion: 1.4 out of 5 – This was a squash. Why?

Match #4: Kenny Omega defeated PAC

The following is courtesy of allelitewrestling.com:

Omega took out PAC with a basement dropkick, and then planted PAC right on his head with the snapdragon suplex. Omega was highly motivated with this burst of offense and nearly scored a quick victory against PAC! PAC reversed momentum with back elbows to Omega, but Omega used another snapdragon suplex on PAC. “The Bastard” finally knocked Omega to the outside with harsh elbows, and followed up with a moonsault onto Omega. Back in the ring, Omega and PAC slugged it out. Omega used the Polish hammer on PAC for the two count, and then the fishermen’s buster for another near fall on PAC. PAC turned Kenny inside-out with an explosive clothesline. PAC placed Omega on the top rope and blasted Kenny with the avalanche falcon arrow, but Kenny kicked out! PAC missed the Black Arrow, and Kenny capitalized with the V Trigger knee strike. Kenny neutralized PAC’s legs and rolled him up for the pin fall victory, becoming only the second man in AEW history to pin “The Bastard” PAC!

My Opinion: 3.8 out of 5 – This was another fantastic match between these two guys that you’d be crazy to not enjoy. Well…are you crazy? Are you…punk? I can’t tell, because of all the squinting. These guys walloped each other like horny moms at Kohl’s trying to buy fuzzy sweaters to rub on themselves while their husbands cheat on them with the babysitter. Make some more of these fast and fierce PAC/Omega matches happen, stat! I’m a doctor now. Give this baby the surgery…for no reason!

Match #5: MJF defeated Adam Page – Dynamite Diamond Ring Finals

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Page and MJF traded punches on the outside, and an eager “Hangman” tossed MJF over the guardrail. A fall away slam greeted MJF, and then a tope suicida drove MJF into the barricade! Page’s arm was bothering him, but he still hit a high risk moonsault onto MJF. A buckshot lariat created big time impact on MJF, but Wardlow broke up the two count as he placed MJF’s foot on the bottom rope. While the ref was distracted, Wardlow hit a sickening right hand on “Hangman.” MJF won the match (and the diamond ring) after using Cody’s finisher, the CrossRhodes, on “Hangman” Adam Page.

My Opinion: 2.9 out of 5 – Way too short for a big match like this. Maybe they shouldn’t have done that stupid fifteen minute promo. Who knows if we might have been able to afford giving this a few extra minutes, but I would have loved to have found out. This match felt like it was getting somewhere, but it got cut off at the wrists long before it could pick itself up off the ground while it tried to get the rhythm going.

Match #6: (Main Event) Chris Jericho defeated Scorpio Sky – All Elite Wrestling World Title Match

The following is courtesy of allelitewrestling.com:

AEW Officials banned seconds from ringside tonight. Aubrey Edwards was the referee for the championship main event. Jericho and Sky locked up in the center of the ring. Jericho hit a shoulder block on Sky, and then Sky delivered a clothesline to Jericho. Jericho connected with a dropkick to Sky. Le Champion used forearms and kicks on the challenger. Sky rallied back with a suplex on Jericho, and then a hanging neck breaker. Sky used a modified Thesz Press on Jericho, and then an Ace Crusher for a near fall. Sky went for a dropkick off the turnbuckles, but Jericho shifted his body out of the way. Jericho applied the Lion Tamer on Sky, but Sky was able to reach the ropes. Sky hit another crusher, and then applied a dragon sleeper on Jericho. Hager stormed the ring to distract Sky. Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian joined the fray to even up the odds, brawling with Hager to the back. Sky hit the TKO for a 2.999 count on Jericho! Scorpio Sky had the full support of the arena as he laid in lefts and rights to Jericho. Sky hit a step up enziguri on Jericho for another near fall. Jericho countered on Sky (who was midflight), driving his knees into Sky’s chest! Jericho tried for the Judas Effect but Sky moved. Sky missed a kick and it was enough for Jericho to catch Sky in the Lion Tamer a second time. Sky was forced to tap and Jericho is still the world champ!

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – This turned out quite good, but not as incredible as I was hoping for. Sky was not as good here as he once was with Austin Aries in Championship Wrestling From Hollywood, but this was still a match worth watching. Jericho was every bit the smarmy heel he should have been here, because when your nick-name is Le Champion, you’ve gotta be a jerk, just on principle. There is some fine mat fighting here, along with a little bit of everything else. Jericho is still the champion and I’m a boiled egg left to burn in the hot sun.

News Of The Night:

  1. Jon Moxley is being teased as Chris Jericho’s next title challenger.
  2. Some creepy lookin’ jack-a—- attacked Cody Rhodes.
  3. MJF and Wardlow are being teased as rivals to Diamond Dallas Page, thanks DDP being antagonized as he tried to give MJF the Diamond Ring for winning the Dynamite Diamond Ring Tournament.
  4. Dynamite started off with a bad fifteen minute WWE-style promo that accomplished next to nothing.

Final Verdict: 3.5/5

Besides the lousy opening promo, this was a pretty good show, with some problems all their own, but nothing that makes me want to skip next week’s show either.

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