19th Oct2022

‘AEW: Dynamite – Title Tuesday’ Review (Oct 18th 2022)

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to this week’s review of AEW: Dynamite, which was broadcast live from the Heritage Bank Center in Cincinnati, Ohio – on a Tuesday no less, in a special episode AEW have called “Title Tuesday”! We’ve got Excalibur, Tony Schiavone and Taz on commentary so let’s get into the review…

Match #1: AEW World Trios Championship Match – Death Triangle (PAC, Penta El Zero Miedo & Rey Fenix) def. Orange Cassidy & Best Friends (Chuck Taylor & Trent Beretta)

The following is courtesy of allelitewrestling.com:

PAC charged at Orange Cassidy but Trent nearly stole the match, rolling up PAC. Trent followed up with a stiff lariat to PAC. Penta El Zero Miedo tagged in as did Chuck Taylor. The Lucha Bros used their tandem offense on the Best Friends. Death Triangle sent Orange and the Best Friends to the outside. Death Triangle flew over the top rope, throwing caution to the wind, crashlanding on their opponents. Back in the ring, Death Triangle tripe teamed Orange Cassidy with swift kicks. Rey Fenix began to chop Cassidy in the corner. Penta hit a Sling Blade on Orange. Trent smashed Rey with a DDT. Orange attempted a double hurracanrana on the Lucha Bros but PAC was there to dropkick Cassidy. Trent suplexed PAC with a half and half. Penta was spiked with back-to-back piledrivers from the Best Friends. Orange splashed Penta off Best Friends’ shoulders. PAC grabbed the time keeper’s hammer. Rey Fenix took it away from PAC, telling him he didn’t need it. In the meantime, Orange clocked PAC with the Orange Punch! Rey Fenix rocked Best Friends with a double cutter. Rey Fenix planted Trent and pinned him!

My Score: 4 out of 5

Match #2: AEW Interim Women’s World Championship Match – Toni Storm def. Hikaru Shida

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Storm used the hip attack on Shida, who was on the ring apron! Shida was sent crashing onto the arena floor. Shida came back with a hurracanrana and then a jumping knee strike, taking Toni off her feet. Shida took down Toni with a missile dropkick for a near fall. Shida and Storm exchanged strikes in the center of the ring. Shida headbutted Storm off the turnbuckles and followed up with a meteora. Storm fired back with a release German suplex and then the hip attack in the corner. Shida went for the katana but Storm countered with an elbow strike. Storm blocked a knee strike and countered with a bridging suplex for a near fall. Toni spike Shida with the Storm Zero piledriver and then pinned her!

My Score: 3.5 out of 5

Match #3: ROH World Championship Match – Chris Jericho def. Dalton Castle

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Jericho had Jake Hager with him. Castle shoulder tackled Jericho and then used a hip toss on him. Castle gut wrench suplexed Jericho three times consecutively. Dalton neutralized Hager by throwing the Boys at him. Jericho and Castle traded chops. Castle charged at Jericho but Jericho dodged him. Jericho and Castle brawled at ringside. Back in the ring, Jericho locked on the Walls of Jericho. Castle crawled to the ropes to force the ref to break the hold. Castle clotheslined Jericho for a near fall. On their knees, Jericho and Castle traded forearms. Castle countered the lionsault with a German Suplex for a near fall! Castle countered the Code Breaker with the Bang-A-Rang for a near fall! Jericho nailed Castle with the Judas Effect out of nowhere and pinned him!

My Score: 3.5 out of 5

Match #4: AEW World Championship Match Jon Moxley vs. “Hangman” Adam Page

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William Regal joined the broadcast booth for this match. MJF was watching the match from a skybox. Hangman Page took the fight to Mox as Mox was making his entrance. Page suplexed Moxley on the cold concrete floor! Page hit a moonsault off the balcony down onto Moxley below. In the ring, a bloodied up Moxley put Page in the figure four. Page escaped but Mox fired off chops to Hangman Page. Page used a fallaway slam on Moxley but Moxley fired back with a cutter! Moxley used a lariat on Page in the corner. Moxley superplexed Page from the top rope for a near fall. Mox captured Page’s wrists and began to stomp a mudhole. Page countered a piledriver with a Dead Eye on the apron! Page threw Mox off the top rope with a fallaway slam for a two-count! Hangman charged at Moxley but Moxley decked Hangman with the King Kong Lariat! Doc Sampson got in the ring to check on Page. Dr. Sampson stopped the match. Moxley was declared the winner due to the stoppage.

My Score: N/A

News of the Night:

  1. Riho made her return to AEW television after the Women’s Championship match.
  2. MJF cashed in his casino chip for a title match against Jon Moxley at Full Gear next month.

Final Verdict: 4.5/5

This was a superb episode of Dynamite, that was packed with great promos (the MJF/Regal is an instant classic) and even better matches. Though the end of the main event left a sour note in my mouth – I do hope Hangman’s concussion isn’t that bad and he gets well soon. Otherwise, this was a near-perfect episode of Dynamite. More like this please!


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