02nd Feb2020

‘All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite’ Review (Jan 29th 2020)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have…what-ever the f— happens on this show. Okay, let’s get right to it.


Match #1: The Young Bucks defeated The Butcher & The Blade

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The crowd was firmly behind the Young Bucks, chanting for them. The Bucks showed off their tag team prowess with constant double maneuvers and quick tags. MJF said the Bucks are phonies. “Where were they even trained? The Butcher and the Blade were trained by real greats like Les Thatcher and Josh Barnett!” The Butcher ran in like a locomotive off the rails and hit the Bucks with a double-clothesline. Nick gave a superkick to the Blade and then to the Butcher. The Bunny pulled Nick from the apron and the Butcher connected with a cross body block on the outside. “That’s why you don’t pick a beef with a butcher!” said MJF. The Butcher and the Blade relentlessly worked over Nick in their corner of the ring. The Blade squashed Nick with a “Dr. Bomb.” Matt finally got the tag in and used Sliced Bread on the Blade, and then a high elbow drop from the top rope! Matt then tagged Nick, who flew in with a beautiful senton on the Butcher. A Superkick Party broke out on the Butcher, and then the Bucks finished off the Blade with the Meltzer Driver for the three count!

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – This was pretty much an excuse to have the Bucks just kick a couple of weirdos and that’s alright. The wrestling was good, but the kicks were what this match was here for, so think like a Rockette.

Match #2: Nyla Rose defeated Big Swole

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“You gotta stick and run against Nyla Rose,” said Tony Schiavone. Swole was aggressive, taking Nyla’s knees out. Swole went for a shoulder tackle but it barely moved Nyla. Nyla whipped Swole into the barricade on the outside, and then drove Swole’s shoulder right into the steel ring post! Big Swole lifted a knee and applied a guillotine to the Native Beast, but Nyla got out. Nyla was reeling after strikes and a head-butt from Big Swole. Nyla was almost beaten after Swole hit a tremendous cutter on her. Swole hit a cross chop on Nyla, and then the flat liner, trying to string together some offense. Nyla speared Big Swole and then got it done with a sit-down power bomb (“the Beastbomb”) for the victory! Nyla continues to cement her position as a force to be reckoned with.

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – These two worked well together and actually had a real match. This was a nice, brisk bash to the side of the head that made the both of them look tougher than a hooker in the neighborhood of Make-Believe. Lady Elaine is a mean b—-.

Match #3: Cody Rhodes defeated Kip Sabian

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Sabian came straight out the gates with a shotgun dropkick, and then a gut buster on Cody! A pump kick from Cody sent Sabian out of the ring. The arena was chanting, “Let’s go Cody!” The two men began trading strikes outside of the ring, with Cody accidentally knocking down Penelope Ford. Cody picked up Penelope Ford and apologized profusely, as she was motionless in his arms. Sabian took advantage of the opportunity, kicking Cody right in the mush. Penelope had been playing possum the entire time! Back in the ring, Cody was able to get the upper hand with a running clothesline and a power slam! Cody felt the adrenaline from the crowd and hit a disaster kick on Kip Sabian. Before the referee could count the pin, Penelope Ford tossed her boot into the ring. The ref accused Arn Anderson of throwing the boot. Arn was offended by this, and confronted the AEW official inside the ring, who then booted Arn Anderson from the match. While Cody was accessing the situation, Ford, from out of nowhere, used a huracarana on him. Sabian followed up with a dive onto “The American Nightmare!” Penelope and Sabian, the “Superbad” power couple, went to lock lips in celebration, but unbeknownst to them, the “Badboy” Joey Janela was front row. He popped up and flipped them off! As Sabian was distracted by Janela, out came Cody with a tope suicida! “The American Nightmare” tried to follow up but was hung out to dry as Sabian planted him onto the mat. Both men battled it out on the top turnbuckle. Sabian was knocked down from a head butt, but quickly jumped back up like a cat onto the top rope and threw Cody down. Sabian executed his Deathly Hollow’s finisher, but it wasn’t enough to stop Cody! There was an intense “Cody Cutter,” and then Cody used three consecutive trips down the CrossRhodes for the victory!

My Opinion: 3.3 out of 5 – This turned out pretty well, but this felt like first-gear stuff by way of second-gear intentions. Yeah, that’s a thrilling sentence. Cody is quickly turning into his own Triple H, except that he doesn’t have a huge f—— nose. I wasn’t expecting Kip to win, but did Kip have to look like such a mid-carder after this was all done? I’m glad they got some good wrestling in, but why are these matches just happening randomly? Promote some-thing, will ya?

Match #4: Scorpio Sky & Frankie Kazarian defeated Hybrid2 (Angelico & Jack Evans)

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Angelico floated over Kazarian down on the mat, but Frankie countered with his own side headlock takeover. Frankie kept working on the headlock, and then tagged in Sky. Sky was pushed into the corner and TH2 doubled teamed him, but a double back elbow from Sky and Kazarian rocked Jack Evans off his feet. Sky kicked Evans, who was propelled into a release German suplex from Frankie, which was good for a two count. Angelico got a dirty shot in on Sky with a fierce soccer “penalty” kick, and momentum shifted in TH2’s favor. Sky was isolated by the opposing team. Sky hit a desperate suplex onto Evans, finally securing a tag to Kazarian. Kazarian cleaned house on TH2! He pancaked Jack Evans, and then Angelico. Things began moving at a lightning pace here, but SCU bottled it up. First came a boot to the jaw on Angelico and then they hit SCU on him, allowing Scorpio Sky to pin Angelico!

My Opinion: 3.2 out of 5 – This was easy-viewing, but not necessarily the most enthralling thing to see. Nothing in here is bad, but it was hum-drum, if you wanna get all dull-eyed about it. There are some fantastic moves here, but the match itself was just enough of the moves to keep you distracted from the lack of a full match.

Match #6: Chris Jericho, Santana & Ortiz defeated Private Party & Darby Allin

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Darby jumped into the ring to begin against Jericho, and to pick up where they left things off. Jericho slapped Darby, and Darby came back with a drop kick and an arm drag from the top rope. Ortiz and Kassidy were tagged in, and Private Party used their rapid-fire offense to disorient Ortiz. Santana hit a scoop and a slam on Quen. Jericho tagged in and chopped at a vulnerable Quen. Kassidy got the tag and rolled through with a crucifix for a near fall on Ortiz. He then used a victory roll on Ortiz for a two count. Jericho intercepted Kassidy with a springboard dropkick after securing a blind tag from Ortiz! Jericho placed a foot on Kassidy and posed. The Inner Circle used a stalling vertical suplex with Jericho finally dropping Kassidy spine-first for a near fall. Jericho hit a lionsault, and then Ortiz nailed Kassidy with a head-butt. Like vultures, they were picking at the bones of Kassidy. Darby tagged in and used an over-the-top stunner on Ortiz, then stepped through for a cloverleaf, but Jericho popped Darby in the face from the outside. Darby jumped off the ropes onto Jericho! Darby then used a Coffin Drop onto Jake Hager! Marq Quen was there for a senton on Jericho for a near fall! Jericho reversed an Irish whip from Kassidy and introduced Kassidy to the Judas Effect for the three count!

My Opinion: 3.3 out of 5 – This was a fun main event that should been in the under-card instead, but that’s AEW for you. It’s a shame that this match wasn’t more ambitious, but at least it was entertaining. Jericho looked older than usual, but that’s those corset pants for you. Darby was the star here, which is saying something, as you’ve got Jericho here to mullet his way to glory. Overall, everybody had a good time and sent the viewer out of the finish line with a grin on their faces.

News Of The Night:

  1. An Inner Circle/Darby Allen feud is still being courted, thanks to the faction attacking Allen after the main event.
  2. The Dark Order threatened Christopher Daniel’s life and his family.
  3. Final Verdict: 3.1/5

This was a show that had some nice wrestling, but it was too tepid to recommend to anyone.


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