22nd Jul2021

‘AEW Dynamite: Fyter Fest – Night 2’ Review (July 21st 2021)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s AEW: Dynamite review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and I’m J. Crew intolerant. Buy your own f–kin’ shirt! We have Fyter Fest Night 2, which features another Jon Moxley prize fight and Darby Allin again. Hey Judge! I’m the best one here! The Judge can pick up on the telepathy. Wanna see my wing-wang? I think it’s time for wrestling! Let’s go watch New Japan.

[Author’s Note: Darby Allin, who was accused of rape and found neither guilty or innocent in a court of law, is on this show and if that alarms or upsets you then viewer discretion is advised].

Match #1: Chris Jericho b. Shawn Spears – Chairs Match (Shawn Only)

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MJF (leader of The Pinnacle) joined the commentary team for this match. Spears was brandishing the chair as the bell rang. Jericho moved in and chopped away at Spears, forcing Spears to drop the chair. Spears retaliated with chops of his own, but Jericho ran full force into Spears, knocking him outside the ring. Jericho sent Spears flying into the steel barricade. MJF described the crowd as “idiotic” for cheering on Chris Jericho. Spears found another chair under the ring and hurled it at Jericho’s head, like a ground-to-air missile! Jericho answered with a kick to the back of Spears’ head. Jericho climbed to the top turnbuckle, but Spears met him up there and suplexed it for a near fall. Spears swung the chair like a baseball bat and cracked Jericho in his injured arm! Momentum shifted as Jericho jumped off the top with a double sledge! He climbed back to the top turnbuckle with Spears and sent Spears crashing with an avalanche hurracanrana! Somehow Spears snuck in a thrust kick, but Jericho kicked out before the three-count! Spears went to the ringside area for another chair. Spears waffled Jericho across the spine with the chair! Spears lifted up the chair, ready to swing it down on Jericho but Jericho countered with the Walls of Jericho! Spears tapped out but ref Aubrey Edwards didn’t see it because Tully Blanchard distracted her. Sammy Guevara sprinted to ringside to even up the odds. Sammy chased Tully to the back! In the middle of the chaos, Spears nailed Jericho with the chair and followed up with the C4! Jericho kicked out again! Spears lifted up Jericho for another C4—this time with a steel chair—but Jericho slipped out of it and blasted Spears with the Judas Effect! Jericho pinned Spears after nearly taking his head off with his trademark back elbow!

The Verdict: 7 out of 10 – The wrestling solid and simple, but it’s the dramatic sequences with the chair that gave this something to boast about. Spears worked hard to play the part of a sadistic bully. Jericho may be a slower version of Y2J these days, but at least he still knows how to kick ass like Larry Drake at a doughnut orgy. The crowd loved this. You’d think it was Hogan/Andre at WrestleMania 3 with the way the crowd reacted here. Mr. Rooby: I wuv gham! Me: What the f–k are you supposed to be?! Mr. Rooby: I’m yo knew bess frenn! (shot by gun) Me: No. Spears and Jericho mixed together a bit of that NXT-style brawling with some standard spots with the chair and it made the match look more aggressive. Mr. Rooby: U bich! I kill u! The Wright Brothers: Ahhhhhh!!!!!!! We’re crashing! Ahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!! Mr. Rooby: Oh chit! (plane crash) Me: This match was good fun and the finish had enough suspense to it that I could hump a whale.

Match #2: Doc Gallows b. Frankie Kazarian

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Kazarian charged into Gallows with swift shots. He headed to the top rope for a dropkick right on the mark, sending Gallows back to the corner. Gallows countered with a big boot! Gallows shot Kazarian into the corner turnbuckle, and the intensity of the Irish whip sent Kazarian over the top rope and down to the arena floor! “Machine Gun” Karl Anderson was waiting outside with a stiff clothesline to Kaz. Kazarian was throwing some big shots at Gallows and took him down after a shoulder tackle. He followed with a backdrop suplex and then a massive leg drop for a near fall on Gallows! Kaz was looking for the cross-face chicken wing, but Anderson got himself involved in the match. This Gallows enough time to hit Kazarian with a powerbomb and the pin!

The Verdict: 6 out of 10 – In this short yet sweet clobber-fest, I could just pinch my nipple at the performance of Frankie…cute little muscle-twink. Rawh! Doc is gross! I wouldn’t f–k that hairy red-wood mother-f–ker! Why did Harry And The Hendersons have to win the match? God damn it! I’m not running a shaft shack here! I wanted Frankie to win! All Doc did was lumber around like Wilt Chamberlin after round 12 with the LA Laker girls! Frankie did all the work! He shook his hot olive ass and did all the good moves. What did Doc do? Jack s–t! I wouldn’t f–k Doc with Ethan Hawke’s p–sy! Frankie should have won here. I didn’t watch this match. I don’t know who either of these men are. Next match.

Match #3: Darby Allin b. Wheeler Yuta

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Darby rolled Yuta up with a crucifix for a near fall. Darby Allin kept the pressure on Yuta, but Yuta propped up Darby and dropped his midsection across the ring ropes! Darby climbed to the top rope, but Yuta pulled Darby’s legs out from beneath him. Yuta applied an octopus submission hold, but Darby bit the ropes to break the hold. Yuta bridged back with a German suplex for a two-count on Darby! Yuta climbed to the top rope and this time Darby swept out Yuta’s legs. Darby climbed up there and superplexed Yuta! Sting and Orange Cassidy had a stare down outside the ring. They traded some “Orange-style” leg kicks! Meanwhile, Darby surprised Yuta with a stunner and followed up with the Coffin Drop for the pin!

The Verdict: 5 out of 10 – This was good for the basics, but it never quite got as far as I thought it would. These guys are a great match. Allin and Yuta worked hard to do some nice spots, but the wrestling bout it could have been never happened. Hey, at least it didn’t end in death.

Match #4: Britt Baker b. Nyla Rose – AEW Women’s Title Match

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Britt Baker kept Nyla Rose off her feet, working over her arm. Nyla got vertical and hit the turnbuckles with Baker on her back! Baker came back and rolled up Nyla for a near fall! Nyla hoisted up Baker for a press slam and then dropped her hard to the mat! Nyla followed up with a standing senton on the champ! Nyla climbed to the top rope, but Rebel pulled Britt Baker out of harm’s way. Nyla Rose countered a discus punch from Baker with a back breaker! Nyla Rose splashed Baker in the corner and tried for a cannonball, but Baker dodged it. Britt Baker followed up with a sling blade clothesline! Baker DDT’ed Nyla for a near fall! Britt turned her attention away from Nyla to put on her “surgical glove.” Nyla caught her from behind with a Death Valley Driver! Nyla draped Britt across the ropes. Nyla jumped from the turnbuckles and smacked down with a big knee. She covered Baker but Baker kicked out! Britt Baker fired back with two consecutive thrust kicks to Nyla! “The Native Beast” choke slammed Britt Baker but Baker countered with a crucifix bomb! Baker curb stomped Nyla twice. Nyla leveled Britt Baker with a forearm shiver! Nyla blasted Baker with a Beast Bomb! Nyla tried for a second Beast Bomb, but Baker rolled over and applied the Lock Jaw! Nyla had no choice but to tap!

The Verdict: 7 out of 10 – This got pretty good in the second half. Baker and Rose had a good back and forth here that felt very much like it was a prize fight. Rose was a mean bastard here. It’s nice to see the challenger push around the champion sometimes. Baker showed her growing command of transitions here. It really felt like this came together at the end, I’m glad that Baker was able to pull herself together at the end to look dominant. I have a beach ball collection and men like to look at my beach balls while I give this match a decent review.

Match #5: Orange Cassidy b. The Blade

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Orange entered the ring from behind and took down Blade with a double leg. Cassidy went for the Orange Punch, but Blade hit the deck and rolled out of the ring for safety. The Blade played possum, pretending he had a leg injury. He waited just long enough to sucker punch Orange Cassidy. “Freshly Squeezed” fired back with the Stun Dog Millionaire! The Blade and Orange Cassidy battled on the top turnbuckle. Blade blasted Orange with a gut wrench powerbomb onto the top turnbuckle. Cassidy collected himself and hit Blade with a crossbody! The Bunny jumped up on the apron, but Kris Statlander ran down to neutralize The Bunny! Cassidy attempted the Beach Break on the outside but couldn’t get Blade up due to his injured back. Blade turned Cassidy inside-out with a clothesline and then a corkscrew tombstone for a (very) near fall on “Freshly Squeezed” Orange Cassidy! Blade was looking for the Doctor Bomb, but Cassidy slipped out of it. Orange followed up with the Beach Break, but The Blade kicked out! The Bunny tossed the brass knuckles into the ring and The Blade put them on. It didn’t matter—Orange Cassidy overcame the odds and knocked The Blade into next week with the Orange Punch! Cassidy pinned Blade! Afterwards, Orange Cassidy put on the brass knuckles and used them on Blade for good measure!

The Verdict: 6 out of 10 – The Blade was the star here. This was his showing and he showed so much more than usual. Blade even had some of the Seth Rollins/Tyler Black appeal here in the way he moved. OC did his usual thing and if you like that, then you will go for this.

Match #6: (Main Event) Lance Archer b. Jon Moxley – Texas Death Match For The IWGP US Title

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New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Hikuleo (a member of the Bullet Club) was scouting this match from ringside… Moxley went straight for Lance Archer, swinging the kendo stick across his back! Archer countered with forearms and a big pounce! Archer nailed Mox with a cannonball senton on the outside of the ring! Moxley fought back with a shoulder tackle, sending Archer barreling through the ring barricade! The two competitors brawled up the steps of the arena! Archer picked up a fan and slammed him onto Moxley. Moxley attempted a tope suicida, but Jake Roberts alerted Archer to this. Archer clocked Mox, stopping him in his tracks. Archer pulled the protective mats off the floor to expose the concrete, but it backfired when Mox hit him with the Paradigm Shift! Moxley pulled out a fork and repeatedly stabbed “The MurderHawk Monster” in the forehead! Archer was busted wide open! Moxley placed Archer’s ankle in a steel chair and then jumped down on it from the top rope! Moxley tried to hit Archer with the lid of a trash can, but Archer punched it back into Moxley’s face! Moxley took down Archer with a release German suplex, but Archer popped right back up! Archer smashed a trash can on Moxley’s head! Archer set up two chairs. Archer had Moxley up for the Black Out, but Mox caught Archer with a low blow. Archer came back again and choke slammed Moxley onto the chairs! Archer was looking to end the match, but Moxley rallied back with a King Kong lariat and a Paradigm Shift! Archer sat up again, but this time Moxley met him with the fork to the forehead! Moxley pulled out boards of barb wire from beneath the ring. Moxley set up the boards on top of two tables outside the ring! Archer found the fork and stabbed it into Moxley’s head over and over! Archer chokeslamed Moxley off the ring apron and down through the barb wire-wrapped tables! Moxley was entangled in the barb wire and couldn’t get up to beat the ref’s 10-count!

The Verdict: 7 out of 10 – This was excellent for a garbage brawl. You get the fork to the forehead bit repeatedly and the barbed wire board at the end. This was very bloody and grueling. Archer was at his best and was ferocious in his pursuit of looking powerful as a contender. Moxley did his usual pain-first-and-sell-later routine. I don’t really like the plunder matches, but this one worked pretty well and was violent enough to warrant a Texas Death Match moniker. Overall, this was excellent.

Final Verdict: 7/10

This was pretty good, with the main event being the best match on the card. Chavo Guerrero debuted as Andrade El Idolo’s consultant, while Nick Gage was announced for a No Rules Match against Chris Jericho next week. This was better than Raw or SmackDown, but it still left a lot to be desired. I’ll see you next time.


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