08th Oct2021

‘AEW: Dynamite’ Review (Oct 6th 2021)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s AEW: Dynamite review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and it’s my birthday! BANG! “Smart” Mark D. Mark: “Smart” Mark D. Mark here! That little bastard tied me to a f–kin’ whale and sent me out to sea! No one f–ks with the God of wrestling! I decide what you little s–ts like! It’s the AEW 2nd Anniversary Show! You pussy-b–ch cultists that love this WWE-knockoff are dumber than dog-s–t! When Marcus DeMarcus Marcus tells you that you are a loser, then you know you are pig-ass on a dip-s–t platter! The Casino Ladder Match is the main event! Let’s mark-out! AEW! AEW! AEW! You worthless pricks are the reason why no one else takes this s–t seriously! I hope you choke on this s–t you limp-d–ked mother-f–kers! BANG! Me: What an asshole. I’m looking forward to this show. There would seem to be some excellent matches on here. Let’s see if it all pans out. Yeah? Okay. Let’s rock!

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

Match #1: The Elite def. Bryan Danielson/Christian Cage/Luchasaurus/Jungle Boy

The following is courtesy of allelitewrestling.com:

Jungle Boy and Nick Jackson started things out for their respective sides. Jungle Boy hit a nice arm drag and a dropkick to Nick Jackson. Adam Cole tagged in and began stomping a mudhole into Jungle Boy. Christian Cage tagged in and connected with hard knife-edged chops to Cole. Jungle Boy and Christian Cage employed quick tags to disorient Adam Cole. Kenny Omega tagged in and wrenched on Jungle Boy’s wrist. The packed arena were chanting “Kenny No-Balls!” Jungle Boy pulled down Matt Jackson with a deep arm drag and then tagged in Bryan Danielson who kicked and chopped away at Matt Jackson! Luchasaurus tagged in to a nice ovation from the crowd. He worked over Matt Jackson in the corner with heavy strikes. Luchasaurus splashed Matt Jackson in the corner! Michael Nakazawa smashed Christian Cage on the outside with a laptop. After Brandon Cutler used the cold spray on Christian Cage, The Young Bucks spiked Christian Cage with the IndyTaker on the arena floor! Doc Sampson tried to check on Christian Cage while the Super Elite used cheap shots on Christian Cage. Back in the ring, Adam Cole had a camel clutch on Jungle Boy and the Bucks kissed Cole on the cheek. Omega tagged in and tried for a snapdragon suplex but Jungle Boy countered with a big lariat! Danielson got the tag and squared off with Kenny Omega! Omega and Danielson broke out into a firefight in the center of the ring! Danielson used a running clothesline, full speed, landing across Omega’s throat! He used a hurracanrana on Omega and followed up with a diving headbutt for a near fall! Omega tried for a snap dragon on Danielson but Danielson countered with a tiger suplex and then locked on the Cattle Mutilation! Nick Jackson interfered to break the hold for his partner Omega! Luchasaurus tagged in and cleaned house on the Super Elite! Luchasaurus countered the Panama Sunrise from Cole and choke slammed Cole onto Kenny Omega! Luchasaurus hit a moonsault press to the outside on Omega and Matt Jackson! Jungle Boy rocked Nick Jackson with a hurracanrana to the outside! Kenny Omega crashed into the pile, over the tope rope! Luchasaurus choke slammed Adam Cole and then scored a near fall after a standing moonsault! The ref’s back was turned and Cole used a low blow on Luchasaurus. The Super Elite powerbombed Luchasaurus! The Bucks hit superkicks on Jungle Boy, then Omega used a snap dragon suplex! Cole followed up with the Panama Sunrise on Jungle Boy but Bryan Danielson was there to make the save and stop the pin! Unfortunately Danielson ate triple superkicks for his trouble. The Super Elite hit a four-way V-Trigger on Jungle Boy and pinned him!

The Verdict: 8 out of 10

Match #2: Sammy Guevara def. Bobby Fish – TNT Title Match

The following is courtesy of allelitewrestling.com:

Bobby Fish hit Sammy with body shots and then kicked out Sammy’s leg. Sammy flipped over Bobby’s back and rocked him with a single leg dropkick! Sammy tried for a springboard but Fish kicked Sammy’s calf and knocked him down to the mat. Bobby Fish went over the top with a senton, driving his shoulder into the chest of Sammy. Bobby Fish took Sammy off his feet again with a back elbow. Sammy rallied back with a running back elbow, finding his mark on Fish. Sammy nailed Fish with a running knee strike! Bobby Fish fired back with a backdrop driver on Sammy! Sammy countered with a wicked Spanish Fly. Sammy headed to the top, perhaps thinking for the 630 senton but Bobby kicked Sammy’s legs out from under him. Bobby Fish blasted Sammy with an avalanche falcon arrow! Bobby Fish used an exploder suplex into the corner for a near fall on Sammy! Guevara ducked a roundhouse kick from Bobby Fish and finished off Fish with the GTH!

The Verdict: 8 out of 10

Match #3: Darby Allin def. Nick Comoroto

The following is courtesy of allelitewrestling.com:

Darby Allin got off to a hot start, crashing into Comoroto and The Factory! Darby attempted an over-the-top cutter but Comoroto used his strength and countered with a slam! Darby came back, colliding with Comoroto via the Coffin Drop! Darby picked up the victory! QT Marshall snuck up behind Sting after the match and planted him with the Diamond Cutter! Sting popped back up and served up a Scorpion Death Drop on QT!

The Verdict: 5 out of 10

Match #4: Serena Deeb def. Hikaru Shida

The following is courtesy of allelitewrestling.com:

Shida is in pursuit of her 50th win tonight. If Shida wins tonight, she’ll be the first woman in AEW to earn 50 victories! Shida took down Deeb with an arm drag. The two wrestlers followed up with tremendous chain wrestling. Shida wanted to shake hands but Deeb slapped Shida in the face! Shida cracked Serena Deeb with a running knee strike! Shida pulled a chair out from beneath the ring but Deeb was one step ahead and chucked it back under. Deeb caught Shida in a front face lock and used a neck breaker on Shida! Shida drove Deeb down with a spinning airplane front face lock! Shida followed up with a missile drop kick to Deeb but Deeb kicked out! Shida rattled Deeb with a running knee strike! Deeb’s head bounced off the canvas. Shida connected with a cross body press to Deeb! As Shida was getting back into the ring, Deeb crunched her with a chop block to the leg. Deeb hit a swinging neck breaker for a near fall on Shida! Deeb went for another roundhouse kick but Shida ducked it. Shida flattened her for a near fall. Shida finally hit the falcon arrow but Deeb kicked out! Deeb raked Shida’s eyes and then nailed her with the DeebTox for a near fall! Deeb wrenched on the Serenity Lock and forced Shida to tap out! After the match, Deeb cracked Shida over the head with the trophy that was going to be awarded to Shida if she won her 50th match!

The Verdict: 9 out of 10

Match #5: (Main Event) Adam Page def. Jon Moxley, PAC, Andrade El Idolo, Orange Cassidy, Matt Hardy and Lance Archer – Casino Ladder Match For A World Title Shot

The following is courtesy of allelitewrestling.com:

Two wrestlers start the match. Every two minutes another wrestler enters. The first person to climb the ladder and grab the AEW poker chip wins the match and receives a future AEW World Title match. Our first two participants: “The Bastard” PAC and “Freshly Squeezed” Orange Cassidy! Orange tried to put his hands in his pockets but PAC stopped him. PAC hit a tilt-a-whirl back breaker on Orange. PAC went after the ladder and slid it into the ring. Orange pushed the ladder back out. PAC blocked a swinging DDT from Orange and turned it into a brainbuster! Andrade El Idolo was out next with Jose the Assistant! PAC dropkicked a ladder into Andrade’s face! PAC set up a ladder in the center of the ring but Andrade jump from the ropes to the ladder! Andrade blasted PAC with a sunset flip off the ladder! Hardy ducked an Orange Punch and planted Orange with the Side Effect! Hardy set up a ladder in the center of the ring and tried climbing it, but Orange Cassidy pulled Hardy down. Hardy slammed Orange’s face into the ladder! “The MurderHawk Monster” Lance Archer was the next entrant. Archer propped Orange Cassidy onto a ladder and splashed him! Archer waited for the next opponent as the clock ticked down…and it was Jon Moxley! Archer met Moxley in the stands and the two began to brawl on the arena floor! Moxley threw a chair at Archer! Moxley suplexed Orange Cassidy and then hit a shotgun dropkick on Archer! The final contestant—“Hangman” Adam Page! Page and Moxley traded strikes in the center of the ring! “Hangman” Page cleaned house! Finally PAC cut off Page’s momentum with a chair to Page’s back! PAC set up a table near a ladder in the ring. He placed Page on the table. PAC climbed the ladder, looking for a Black Arrow, but Andrade met him up there! PAC headbutted Andrade off the ladder, sending Andrade crashing to the outside of the ring onto a ladder! Page used the Dead Eye off the ladder on PAC threw a table below! Mox spiked Page with the Paradigm Shift! Mox and Orange fought on top of the ladder but Hardy pushed the ladder down. Hardy jumped off the ladder with a leg drop onto Orange, crashing through a table below! “Hangman” smashed Archer with the Buckshot Lariat! Page slowly climbed the ladder but Mox swung a chair at Page’s back! Mox and Page traded blows and finally Mox dropped off the ladder! Page grabbed the poker chip and won the match!

The Verdict: 8 out of 10

Final Verdict: 8/10

On a night where Serena Deeb turned heel on Hikaru Shida after the latter tried to use a chair on the former, Lio Rush offered to manage Dante Martin, The Pinnacle dressed-up as black-clad bandits to attack Darby Allin and Adam Page returned to win the World Title shot, we had some fabulous wrestling. The opener was very much a spot-fest until Bryan and Kenny fought again. I’d say that Bryan/Kenny was the best part of the match, but Luchasaurus was the best he’s been in months. It’s a shame Lizard Glick is still acting like a f–kin’ dinosaur, because he has potential to be a big star. In any case, it seems to be doing something for him, so I’ll live with it…despite not really having a choice. We move on to the second match…wait. We have a quick note to go over. Dan Lambert and Chris Jericho brawled, which led to a six-man tag being booked for next week, where we will see The Men of the Year and Junior Dos Santos fighting The Inner Circle. Ricky Starks will fight Brian Cage at some point. CM Punk cut a promo that led to a fight between him and Daniel Garcia for Rampage. Finally, the TBS Women’s Title was announced and a tournament will crown an inaugural champion. Okay. Enough of this World News s–t. Back to the action. Sammy Guevarra and Bobby Fish had a fantastic little match for the TNT Title. Fish’s knees struck often on the wily Sammy, forcing the champion to retaliate more often than not. I like the pace this one ran at. I hear Bobby Fish is signed to AEW now. Good for him. Darby and Nick went for a few minutes. It was nice to see this do well, but it was too short and deflated to ever be a big ol’ balloon. A Big Ol’ Balloon: You’re telling me! BANG! Me: Balloons don’t talk! Serena and Hikaru had the best match of the night. If you’re looking for a hard-hitting, technical fight that goes down to the wire, then the ladies brought you the goods. Their match was without nonsense or chicanery. This was a serious contest of will and skill. Hikaru was fighting for her fiftieth win and a trophy to commemorate that. Having Hikaru lose this time turns this into a story that actually is worth wanting to see. As for the main event, there were spots, but glorious ones. Adam winning was very appropriate, as he should still get to be champion at some point. You gotta keep his push alive. The crowd loved him here. Bryan Danielson fighting Adam Page has the potential to be a big match if Adam keeps the push. There were no massive mystery WWE names coming in, sans Bobby Fish of course. This was not a show that offered big revelations or too many surprises, but it did offer wrestling. That’s what a wrestling card is supposed to offer…matches. This show makes me want to see the next one. On that note, I will be back for the next one. I’ll see you next time.

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