01st Oct2021

‘AEW: Dynamite’ Review (Sept 29th 2021)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s AEW: Dynamite review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and this is a Brodie Lee tribute show. I miss Brodie Lee. He seemed to be a nice guy and a great wrestler. The good ones always seem to die first. Maybe it’s just me. Bob Ross: Hi, I’m Bob Ross and welcome to The Joy Of Punting. Look! A rabbit! PUNT! A bowling ball! PUNT! Rabbit: (crushed) GAHHHH!!!!!! BR: A baby! PUNT! Baby: GAHHHHHH!!!!!! SPLAT! BR: Look! A bush baby! Me: What the hell are you talking abo… PUNT! GAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!! BR: Look! A reader! PUNT! You: GAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!! This never happens with Meltzer. GAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!! BR: Dynamite starts now! PUNT!

[Author’s Note: Darby Allin, who has been accused of rape and coercion multiple times, is on this show and if that alarms or upsets you, then viewer discretion is advised].

Match #1: Adam Cole def. Jungle Boy

The following is courtesy of allelitewrestling.com:

Cole and Jungle Boy locked up and the two quickly began chain-wrestling. Cole snatched a side headlock for a pinning predicament on J.B. Jungle Boy took Cole off his feet with a shoulder block. Cole sent Jungle Boy back into the turnbuckles with a back elbow. Jungle Boy hit a springboard arm drag on Cole, and Cole quickly rolled out to the floor to cut off Jungle Boy’s forward momentum. Adam Cole used another back elbow to Jungle Boy’s face, cutting him off at the pass. Jungle Boy fought out of the corner with chops and then a basement dropkick to Cole. Jungle Boy blasted Adam Cole with a running lariat! Jungle Boy used a German suplex for a near fall on Adam Cole! Jungle Boy hoisted Adam Cole up on the top rope. Jungle Boy set up Adam Cole in the Tree of Woe and closed the distance with a sliding dropkick to Cole. Adam Cole hit a backstabber on Jungle Boy out of nowhere for a two-count! Jungle Boy spiked Cole with a reverse hurracanrana and then planted Cole for a near fall! Cole caught Jungle Boy with a thrust kick, sending Jungle Boy to the outside of the ring. Jungle Boy jumped back into the ring and used a step up hurracanrana on Cole! Back in the ring, Cole surprised Jungle Boy with the Panama Sunrise for a two-count! Jungle Boy dodged a knee from Adam Cole and transitioned to the Snare Trap submission. Cole up kicked, knocking Jungle Boy off him. Cole distracted ref Aubrey Edwards, hit the mule kick on Jungle Boy, and then followed up with the running knee to the back of JB’s head for the pin!

The Verdict: 9 out of 10

Match #2: Cody Rhodes/Lee Johnson def. Matt Sydal/Dante Martin

The following is courtesy of allelitewrestling.com:

Cody used a side headlock takeover on Dante. Cody tagged in “Big Shotty” Lee and Sydal tagged in for his team. Sydal used a massive kick to the spine of Lee Johnson. Lee Johnson used a dropkick on Sydal, fighting out of a lightning spiral attempt from Sydal. Cody tagged in and pancaked Dante with the vertibreaker for a near fall! Dante rallied back with a massive missile dropkick on Cody Rhodes! Dante used a double jump moonsault for a near fall on Cody! Lee Johnson tagged himself in and booted Sydal across the jaw! Dante Martin was still the legal man and rolled up Lee for a near fall. Lee Johnson used a vertical neck breaker and pinned Dante!

The Verdict: 7 out of 10

Match #3: Jon Moxley/Eddie Kingston/Darby Allin def. Anthony Greene/Bear Country

The following is courtesy of allelitewrestling.com:

Darby rolled up Anthony for a one-count. Darby followed up with a deep arm drag. Kingston tagged in and used a knee to Greene. Mox tagged in and chopped away Boulder. Mox charged in but Boulder slammed him. Bronson tagged in and sat out with a senton on Mox! Kingston dropkicked Bear Country before they could use their tandem offense on Moxley! Darby took out Bear Country with a Coffin Drop to the outside! Greene attempted a crossbody and bounced off Kingston And Moxley. Kingston and Moxley used the Violent Crown finisher and pinned Greene! Kingston passed Greene to Sting and Sting used the Scorpion Death Drop on Greene for good measure!

The Verdict: 5 out of 10

Match #4: The Dark Order/Orange Cassidy def. Hardy Family Office – 16-Man Tag Match

The following is courtesy of allelitewrestling.com:

Butcher and Blade got a blindside attack on Alan Angels. Private Party double-teamed Angels. Orange Cassidy tagged in and used a double dropkick to take down both members of Private Party! Soon it was pandemonium as all hell broke loose and all members from both teams began to brawl. The entire arena was chanting for Brodie Lee! Angelico sent Reynolds into Evil Uno. Orange Cassidy tagged in and hit a splash to Jack Evans! Evil Uno walked out! Amanda Huber, -1, Tay Conti, and Anna Jay walked out onto the ramp. -1 tossed the papers into Evil Uno’s face! Amanda Huber ordered Evil Uno to get back in the ring and do this tonight for “The Exalted One”! Dark Order cleared the ring with various arial assaults! Uno and Grayson finished off Jora Johl with the Fatality for the victory!

The Verdict: 6 out of 10

Match #5: Tay Conti/Anna Jay def. The Bunny/Penelope Ford

The following is courtesy of allelitewrestling.com:

Anna Jay hammered shots down on The Bunny. Penelope Ford intervened but paid a price as Tay Conti began tossing her around with Judo throws! The Bunny and Penelope Ford used combination offense on Anna Jay. Penelope Ford brought Anna Jay into the corner and The Bunny began to stomp a (rabbit) hole into Anna Jay! Penelope Ford used a stunner on Anna Jay and hooked her leg for a near fall. Ford attempted a moonsault but Anna Jay moved out of the way. Anna Jay locked the Queen Slayer on Penelope Ford and the ref stopped the match!

The Verdict: 6 out of 10

Match #6: (Main Event) Sammy Guevara def. Miro – TNT Title Match

The following is courtesy of allelitewrestling.com:

Sammy tried a running knee strike but Miro took him off his feet and stomped him on the sternum. Miro stomped on Sammy’s ankle. Sammy fired back but Miro shouldered him hard to the mat. Miro took Sammy’s necklace and began choking him with it. Sammy threw his body at Miro and took him over the top rope to the arena floor! Sammy rammed Miro’s head on the steel ring steps! Sammy got caught by Miro and Miro tossed Sammy halfway across the ring! Sammy attempted another running knee strike but Miro grabbed him and flipped him with a released German suplex! Miro charged at Sammy but Sammy countered with a Spanish fly, planting Miro on his head! Sammy charged at Miro with a knee strike. Miro began to stomp his feet and went for a kick but Sammy ducked it! Sammy retaliated with a quick thrust kick! Miro rocked Sammy with a right to the side of Sammy’s head. Sammy headbutted Miro off the turnbuckles and connected with a cutter! Sammy tried to hoist up Miro for the GTH but Miro escaped and nearly knocked off Sammy’s head with a kick! Miro grew frustrated and ripped off the top turnbuckle pads from each corner. Fuego Del Sol sprinted down and tried to stop Miro but Miro knocked Fuego off the apron! Fuego bought his friend Sammy enough time to mount a comeback on Miro, pushing Miro’s head into the exposed turnbuckle! Sammy followed up with a tornado DDT! Sammy picked up Miro and connected with the GTH! Sammy followed up with the 630 senton and pinned Miro!

The Verdict: 9 out of 10

Final Verdict: 8/10

On a night where MJF and Dan Lambert cut great promos to sell feuds with Darby Allin and Chris Jericho respectively and Lio Rush announced he has returned from his 7000th retirement to join the AEW roster…again…as a Ponzi scheme stock broker… Okay. That’s f–kin’ stupid. You know what else is stupid? The whole Dark Order dissention angle. Oh God. It’s been so stupid. They’re arguing about who’s in charge? Didn’t they already have that figured out? Then, the women have been booked to be smarter than the men, which is dumb because if Anna Jay and Tay Conti are hanging out with a bunch of losers while they themselves are not winning very much… Whatever. No more about the promos or angles. Amanda Huber and Negative 1 were booked to look stronger than The Dark Order and it gave me a headache. You know what didn’t give me a headache? Our opening and closing matches were among the best from AEW this year. How about that for an answer to a question you don’t care about? Now, in between the matches that begin and end this card, we have a decently timed bout that has some good moves and spots. Dante Martin had a great night and looked like a great aerialist. Arn Anderson ditched Cody Rhodes, because he doesn’t and he loses matches. Wait. Cody only lost the two big ones against Malakai Black and the one against MJF. So, is Cody supposed to be a heel or Arn or both or…why not just have Cody attack Arn and pick Taz as his manager? You could call it Cody being obsessed with Malakai or some s–t. No more angle talk! F–k the angles!

Adam Cole and Jungle Boy stole the show before it could make it past the first match. It was one hell of a match. Cole and Boy went for each other in a visceral fight with all manner of strikes and slams. The match went everywhere the canvas allowed and then some. It was suspenseful and intense, with several false finishes feeling like they could really end the bout. Both guys looked like stars here. Then, we get the main event, which was just as much as everything I just said of the opener. The difference in size and styles made this even more interesting than it would have been otherwise. Sammy took it to the champion like a contender ought to. It felt like a prize fight. Miro always looked in control, which made Sammy taking it away from him all the more effective because of it. Finally, we get a Sammy title run. Let’s see if this works well. It’s cool to see Sammy’s first belt run off to a magnificent start. Well, while not the best, it was still pretty great for a two hour card. Oh. Bryan Danielson called Kenny Omega “Kenny No Balls”. Jim Cornette oughta love that. I’ll see you next time.

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