12th Nov2021

‘AEW: Dynamite’ Review (Nov 10th 2021)

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to this weeks review of AEW: Dynamite which continues the build to this weekends Full Gear pay per view with a handful of matches and a contract signing between ‘Hangman’ Adam Page and Kenny Omega to close out the show!

Match #1: Bryan Danielson def. Rocky Romero

The following is courtesy of allelitewrestling.com:

Danielson knocked Rocky off his feet with a shoulder tackle. Romero transitioned to an arm bar but Bryan grabbed the rope. Rocky elbowed Danielson in the turnbuckles. Rocky sent Danielson through the ropes, using Danielson’s own momentum to get the upper hand. Rocky followed up with a tope suicida on Danielson. Danielson rallied back with swift kicks rocking Rocky Romero in the corner. Danielson placed Rocky in the Romero Special. Rocky rolled out, fighting Bryan off. “The American Dragon” charged at Rocky but Rocky countered with a spinning DDT! “Big Money” Matt Hardy was watching Orange Cassidy from ringside. Rocky draped Danielson on the middle rope and then drop kicked him from the turnbuckles. Rocky came back with the Sliced Bread for a near fall. Danielson used a rolling elbow strike and then a bridging suplex for a two-count on Rocky. Danielson suplexed Rocky off the top turnbuckle but Rocky turned into it and then placed an arm bar on Danielson. “The American Dragon” lifted up Rocky Romero and powerbombed him! Danielson kicked Romero square in the face! Rocky attempted the Sliced Bread but Bryan countered by stomping on Rocky’s head. Danielson applied the Tequila Sunrise and Rocky tapped!

My Score: 4 out of 5

Match #2: Dark Order’s Anna Jay, Tan Conti, & Thunder Rosa def. Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D., Jamie Hayter, & Rebel

The following is courtesy of allelitewrestling.com:

All six wrestlers began to brawl at the start of the match. Thunder Rosa and Britt Baker countered one another and then Britt tagged out to Rebel. Thunder Rosa rocked Rebel with a face buster! Anna Jay tagged in and used a leg lariat and then a suplex on Rebel. Jamie Hayter pulled Anna Jay’s hair from behind and started to stomp a mudhole into Anna on the arena floor. Anna Jay was working on pure adrenaline and crawled to get the tag to Tay! Tay Conti delivered pump kicks to Rebel, Baker, and Hayter! Tay hit the Tay-KO on Hayter but Britt broke up the pin attempt. Britt Baker used a superkick on Anna Jay! Thunder Rosa jumped off the ring post to the outside onto Jamie Hayter! Tay Conti spiked Rebel and pinned her while Britt watched on from the outside.

My Score: 2.5 out of 5

Match #3: Jungle Boy def. The Acclaimed’s Anthony Bowens

The following is courtesy of allelitewrestling.com:

Jungle Boy had a waist lock applied to Bowens and Bowens fired back with an elbow. Jungle Boy chopped at Bowen’s chest but Bowens used a knee to Jungle Boy’s midsection. Bowens booted Jungle Boy on the mat. Jungle Boy climbed the ropes and flipped off of them to hit the arm drag on Bowens. Jungle Boy blasted Bowens with knife-edged chops. Bowens grabbed Jungle Boy by the hair and head butted him. Caster grabbed the boot of Jungle Boy and Bowens was there to capitalize. Jungle Boy hit a basement dropkick on Bowens. Jungle Boy turned Bowens inside-out with the running lariat! Bowens retaliated with combo offense for a near fall on Jungle Boy. Jungle Boy hit Caster with a tope suicida! Bowens caught Jungle Boy off guard with a DDT for a near fall! Jungle Boy locked in the Snare Trap and forced Anthony Bowens to tap out!

My Score: 3 out of 5

Match #4: Wardlow def. Wheeler Yuta

The following is courtesy of allelitewrestling.com:

Yuta dropkicked Wardlow but Wardlow swatted him away. After a misstep by Yuta, Wardlow pancaked Yuta! Wardlow planted Yuta with a massive powerbomb! And then another. And another. And then a fourth powerbomb! Wardlow set up the Casualty of War rising knee strike and then pinned Wheeler Yuta!

My Score: 1.5 out of 5

Match #5: Dante Martin & Lio Rush def. Lee Moriarty & Matt Sydal

The following is courtesy of allelitewrestling.com:

Moriarty showed off his technical prowess on Dante. They chain wrestled and Dante picked Moriarty’s ankle for a near fall. Lio Rush tagged in and then Matt Sydal tagged in. Lio slapped Matt in the face. Sydal used a rolling sole butt on Lio Rush. Lio took Matt down with a hurracanrana! Things broke down as all four wrestlers began brawling with the opposite teams. Dante Martin launched off the middle rope with a shotgun dropkick onto Matt Sydal! Lio tagged in and ate a boot from Moriarty. Lio Rush used stereo handspring elbows on Moriarty and Sydal and followed up with tope suicidas! Moriarty jumped up to the top rope and flung Martin to the mat for a near fall! Lio used a hook kick to the jaw of Moriarty. Dante pinned Moriarty after a double springboard moonsault press!

My Score: 4 out of 5

Match #6: PAC def. FTR’s Dax Harwood

The following is courtesy of allelitewrestling.com:

They locked up and Dax powered PAC into the turnbuckles. Dax wrenched on PAC’s wrist. PAC reversed the arm wringer and knocked Dax down with a shoulder tackle. PAC body slammed Dax. Both men got to their feet and had a stare down. Dax blasted PAC with a stiff clothesline. They traded forearms in the middle of the ring! PAC grabbed Dax and brought him down with a German Suplex! PAC flipped out of the ring and crash landed onto Dax! PAC spiked Dax with an avalanche brainbuster for a near fall! PAC climbed to the top rope and rocked Dax with a shotgun dropkick between the shoulder blades. PAC climbed up to the top turnbuckle but this time Harwood rolled out of the way. Harwood used a brainbuster on PAC for a near fall! PAC set up for the Black Arrow but Dax climbed up the turnbuckles. Dax suplexed PAC off the top turnbuckle! PAC willed himself back into the fight with a release German Suplex on Harwood. Dax ducked a roundhouse kick from PAC and then Dax smashed PAC with a lariat. PAC used a backslide for a near fall on Dax. PAC transitioned into The Brutalizer and Dax Harwood immediately tapped out to avoid injury. Cash Wheeler ran to the ring and began stomping on PAC! The arena lights turned off! When the lights returned, Malakai Black and Andrade El Idolo began to assault PAC! The Lucha Bros and Cody Rhodes jumped into the ring to even up the odds. Andrade El Idolo, Malakai Black, and FTR retreated!

My Score: 4 out of 5

News of the Night:

  1. The Men of the Year and American Top Team beat down the Inner Circle.
  2. Bobby Fish attacked Jungle Boy after his match.
  3. Members of the Hardy Family Office attacked Orange Cassidy and Chuck Taylor after Wheeler Yuta’s match.
  4. Don Callis jumped ‘Hangman’ Adam Page during the contract signing, with Kenny Omega signing his name in Page’s blood!

Final Verdict: 4/5

This was a damn-near perfect go-home show, one that mixed upcoming match storylines with new feuds and continued feuds we don’t seem to seeing an ending to anytime soon. The last minute run-in from Black, Idolo and Cody came to a head with a new match announced for Full Gear. A dammit if we didn’t get three totally amazing 4-star matches on on card… Damnielson delivered yet again, as did PAC and Harwood but the real highlight was that tag match between Dante Martin & Lio Rush and Lee Moriarty & Matt Sydal. LOVED the fact the younger guys, Martin and Moriarty were made to look like superstars here! And AEW even made a contract signing exciting!


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