05th Nov2021

‘AEW: Dynamite’ Review (Nov 3rd 2021)

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to this weeks review of AEW: Dynamite, a somewhat sober affair given the recent announcement regarding Jon Moxley. Whilst I feel its a very private matter, here at Nerdly we wish Mox well and hope he gets all the help he needs. Anyway back to this review…

Match #1: Kenny Omega def. Dark Order’s Alan “5” Angels

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Angels went after Omega with a shotgun dropkick! Omega fired back with a kick and a chop to Angels. Angels reversed an Irish Whip and followed up with a leg lariat to Omega. The champ rallied back with a Kotaro Crusher He face palmed Angels, bouncing Angel’s head across the mat. Omega drove Angels down into his knee! Omega ran in for the V-Trigger but Angels dodged it. Angels landed a tope suicida on Omega! Omega sent Angels chest-first into the ring apron. He tried again but Angels put on the breaks and countered with a moonsault off the second turnbuckle onto Omega! Angels connected with a cross body off the top rope for a near fall on Omega. Angels ascended to the top rope once again, this time for a frog splash, but Kenny blocked it with his knees! Omega buckle-bombed Angels but Angels kicked out of the pin attempt. They traded forearms. Angels escaped a snap dragon from suplex but Omega caught him under the chin with the V-Trigger! Angels kicked out again! Omega got a full head of steam and rocked Angels with two consecutive V-Triggers and the champ finally prevailed with the pinfall!

My Score: 3 out of 5

Match #2: FTR def. Aero Star & Samuray Del Sol

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Del Sol took down Cash and followed up with a drop kick! FTR bailed to the outside and called for a time out. Harwood and Aero Star tagged in for their teams. Dax flipped the bird to Aero Star after Aero Star did some flips! Aero Star jumped off the ropes and crashed onto Dax on the outside. Aero Star was looking for a double hurracanrana but FTR dropped him throat-first over the top rope with a hotshot that would make Eddie Gilbert proud! Aero Star turned his back with a diving reverse headbutt to Cash! Del Sol tagged in and he and Aero Star used combo offense to try to confuse and disorient FTR. Aero Star used a springboard splash off the middle rope onto Cash but Dax saved Cash. Dax spiked Del Sol with a brainbuster on the arena floor. Back in the ring, Cash pulled Aero Star’s tights and rolled him up for the pin!

My Score: 2 out of 5

Match #3: Jamie Hayter def. Dark Order’s Anna Jay

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Anna Jay applied a side headlock to Jamie, but Jamie reversed it and applied her own headlock. Anna blasted Jamie with a back elbow. Hayter grabbed Anna by the trunks and pulled her out of the ring. Anna Jay whipped Hayter into the steel barricade. Back in the ring, Hayter booted Anna and then suplexed her for a near fall. Anna Jay turned the tables on Jamie Hayter with a DDT! Anna was looking for the Queen Slayer but Hayter had it scouted. Rebel distracted the referee and Baker distracted Anna Jay. Hayter nearly decapitated Anna Jay with a short arm clothesline and then pinned Anna! Tay Conti sprinted out to the ring to try to stop Britt Baker, Hayter, and Rebel from triple teaming Anna Jay! Tay had the upper hand for a minute until the numbers got the better of her. Thunder Rosa ran to her rescue and she cleaned house of Baker, Rebel, and Hayter!

My Score: 2.5 out of 5

Match #4: Andrade El Idolo def. Cody Rhodes

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Andrade El Idolo slapped Cody and Cody answered with an uppercut from off his back! They fought on the ring apron and Cody pulled out Andrade’s leg. Andrade jumped off the top rope with a drop kick but Cody scouted it and retaliated with his own drop kick! Cody attempted a Cody Cutter but Andrade saw it coming and pushed Cody off the turnbuckles and out of the ring! Andrade El Idolo chop blocked Cody outside the ring. Back in the ring, Cody hit two lariats on Andrade. He followed up with a powerslam! Cody grabbed double underhooks but Andrade escaped. Andrade El Idolo fired back with an elbow that nearly knocked out Cody! Andrade charged at Cody and Cody defended himself with a lariat! Cody was looking for Cross Rhodes but Andrade countered with three suplexes, the last one into the turnbuckles. Andrade nailed Cody with running double knees in the corner for a near fall. Andrade attempted a split legged moonsault but Cody moved out of the way! Cody tried for the figure four but Andrade countered with the figure four submission himself! Arn Anderson was trying to coach Cody from outside, motioning for Cody to roll over to reverse it. Jose, Andrade’s assistant, jumped up on the apron but Arn Anderson pulled him down. Cody rocketed outside toward Andrade with a tope suicida but FTR came out from under the ring, smashing their Triple A Tag Team Titles into Cody’s head! Andrade El Idolo pulled Cody back in the ring and after spiking him on his head, Andrade El Idolo pinned Cody!

My Score: 2.5 out of 5

Match #5: “The Redeemer” Miro def. “Freshly Squeezed” Orange Cassidy

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Orange dodged a charge from Miro and placed his hands in his pockets. Orange attempted a suicide tope but Miro caught him and suplexed him onto the arena floor. Miro brought Cassidy into the ring and continued to punish him. Miro ripped the bandages off Orange’s bruised ribs. Orange rallied back with a stunner! Miro retaliated by stomping a mudhole into Cassidy! Orange Cassidy rocked Miro with a series of punches and then a dropkick! Orange followed up with a DDT for a near fall! Orange pulled off his elbow pad and set up for the Orange Punch. Miro bailed out of the ring! Orange Cassidy jumped off the top turnbuckle and jumped to the outside, crash landing onto Miro, and through the timekeeper’s table! In the ring, Orange tried for the Orange Punch again but Miro moved! Orange followed up with the Beach Break for a near fall! Orange went for the Orange Punch but Miro blasted him with a body block and then Miro made Orange tap out!

My Score: 3 out of 5

News of the Night:

  • Inner Circle named the three members of Dan Lambert’s American Top Team for their 5-on-5 Minneapolis Street Fight at Full Gear.
  • Matt Sydal challenged Dante Martin and Lio Rush with Sydal’s new partner… Lee Moriarty.

Final Verdict: 3/5

There was plenty of build to Full Gear with confrontations between Hangman Adam Page and Kenney Omega and a fantastic exchange between MJF and Darby Allin. Kudos to AEW for not sweeping the Jon Moxley story under the rug – if them talking about it helps othe then its all worthwhile. Whilst the matches were for the most part good, I really didn’t get the Samuray Del Sol / Aerostar versus FTR match – the lucha duo looked so off-form in this one. Not a good look for the former Kalisto IMHO. Good on Miro for making the best of his last minute insertion into the Mens tournament. It’s safe to say I’m REALLY looking forward to his match against Bryan Danielson!

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