AEW Dynamite (July 21, 2021) emanated from Curtis Culwell Heart in Garland, TX. Evening 1 of the Fyter Fest particular featured Jon Moxley shedding a Texas Deathmatch and his IWGP championship to Lance Archer, surprises within the type of Nick Gage and Chavo Guerrero, in addition to Dr. Britt Baker DMD in her first title protection.
Get caught up on all of the Dynamite particulars with the superb play-by-play from Claire Elizabeth.
AEW slotted the primary occasion for Jon Moxley defending NJPW’s IWGP US Heavyweight Championship in opposition to Lance Archer in a Texas Deathmatch. The combat delivered bloody violence with an surprising climax as Archer dethroned Moxley.
Final Man Standing guidelines had been used to find out a winner. Archer set the temper by popping out with two kendo sticks. The brawl spilled into the group. Archer really picked up a “fan” to make use of as a battering ram on Moxley. I’ve by no means seen that earlier than.
Moxley reduce Archer open with a Paradigm Shift on the ground. That I’ve seen earlier than, however it should all the time be cool.
Archer linked on a helicopter slam. Because it did no good to make the quilt on a pinfall, Archer continued his assault with a Blackout try. Moxley escaped to situation a low blow. Archer wouldn’t be denied from his aim of gold. He pulled the do-si-do on Moxley to chokeslam him onto open chairs. Mox’s backbone bent in half.
Moxley rallied with a King Kong lariat and a Paradigm Shift.
With all of the madness on this match, I by no means would have figured a standard kitchen utensil can be the x-factor. Moxley launched a fork, and it ended up aiding to his downfall. Moxley arrange tables with barbed wire boards on high. As he was choosing Archer up for a Paradigm Shift of ache, the Murderhawk Monster grabbed the fork to stab Moxley within the head repeatedly. That allowed Archer the window of alternative to chokeslam Moxley off the apron by way of the barbed wire and tables. Moxley didn’t reply the ten rely, so Archer turned the brand new IWGP US champ.
Identical to final week’s Coffin Match between Darby Allin and Ethan Web page, I’ve to applaud Archer and Moxley for placing their our bodies by way of ache for our enjoyment. The Texas Deathmatch was bonkers. I’m usually not a fan of obscene demise matches. Fortunately, this was the correct amount of violence for my palate. It was a rugged hardcore combat with artistic spots thrown in.
It’s form of humorous how AEW doesn’t dilute their very own championship pool with a bunch of belts, so they only use titles from different firms to place their stars over. And it really works. Archer now has a signature win and has given new life to his meandering AEW profession. If AEW continues with frequent IWGP defenses, then Archer will lastly change into a star.
Archer’s subsequent opponent was promptly lined up. NJPW’s Hikuleo had been entrance row watching Dynamite all night. The 6’8” son of Haku stepped into the ring for a staredown with the Murderhawk Monster.
I don’t know a lot about Hikuleo, however ‘son of Haku’ are three phrases that may instantly seize my consideration. Good job by Jim Ross coercing that data out of Excalibur.
Surprises & sorpresas!
AEW had two surprises out of nowhere on this episode of Dynamite. Nick Gage and Chavo Guerrero blew the roof off with their reveals.
Gage’s story is a part of MJF’s 5 labors of Jericho. Le Champion’s first check was to get previous Shawn Spears. The catch was that the Chairman was legally allowed to make use of chairs. Spears tenderized Jericho with the metal. As Spears measured a straight head shot, Jericho sprang as much as seize the legs for the Partitions of Jericho. Tully Blanchard distracted the referee to not see Spears faucet. The Chairman took the ache, reached for a chair, and whacked Jericho. When Spears tried for a C4 with the chair, Jericho escaped and shoved Spears right into a chair wedged within the nook. As Spears stumbled again towards the middle of the ring, Jericho exploded for a Judas Impact elbow strike to win.
After the match, MJF introduced Jericho’s second labor can be no DQ in opposition to a person who robbed a financial institution. Enter Nick Gage to a raucous ovation.
Later, Jericho realized that he’ll have to be simply as violent and demented as Gage to win. Le Champion reworked into the Painmaker.
Man, oh, man, the shock of Gage takes this feud to a different degree. It’s not a lot about Gage himself, though it ought to be a wild combat with Jericho, however it’s extra in regard to the general labors being real labors. I figured AEW would use members of the Pinnacle to take losses. Little did I do know MJF would seek for specialists in every labor. The addition of Gage creates a way of unpredictability in who to anticipate for the ultimate three labors. It makes Dynamite must-see degree, as a result of viewers received’t wish to miss the surprises. I actually haven’t any clue who might presumably be subsequent in line for Jericho. Nearly any non-WWE wrestler is in play with the Forbidden Door swinging broad open.
The match itself between Jericho and Spears was stable with good motion spots. The larger image storytelling is the place it shined. Spears targeted on attacking Jericho’s injured elbow. The thought is that if Jericho does survive the 5 labors, then his arm can be straightforward pickings for MJF’s Salt of the Earth armbar finisher. I respect pondering two steps forward like that. It is going to be attention-grabbing to see if Gage focuses on damaging Jericho’s arm as effectively.
Chavo Guerrero debuted in AEW as Andrade’s shock. Chavito can be taking the position of government advisor, which gave the impression to be a elaborate title for translator. Andrade was targeted on recruiting Fenix and Pentagon to depart PAC and be part of him as a substitute. Loss of life Triangle got here out agency as a household. Rigidity was teased towards Andrade, however fisticuffs by no means flew.
The thought of planting seeds for discord amongst Loss of life Triangle was an intriguing thought, nevertheless, the phase was too awkward general. The combo of English, Spanish, and translations slowed down the movement. Anyway, let’s hear it for Chavo. I’m a fan of his work as a sleazy cheater. Time will inform how a lot he helps Andrade on display. I believe Chavo could turn into an even bigger bonus backstage together with his thoughts for wrestling.
Let’s jam by way of the remainder of Dynamite.
Luke Gallows defeated Frankie Kazarian. The Elite Hunter kicked off with hearth and fury, however distractions from Karl Anderson had been the equalizer. Gallows took management with a excessive kick and a sitdown chokeslam to win.
One other stable combat. Kaz doesn’t have dangerous matches. Gallows appeared fairly good as a giant man. The outcome was surprising handy Kaz a loss so early into his Elite looking, however I like the choice. Kaz isn’t going to win the world title from Omega, so losses don’t matter as a lot by way of Kaz’s momentum. This supplied a setback and hurdle for the Elite Hunter to adapt and overcome. It additionally established Gallows as a legit menace. He had been relegated to interchangeable goon standing. Not anymore.
The aftermath led right into a confrontation between Kenny Omega and Hangman Web page.
Cowboy shit. Omega and Don Callis got here to the ring to mock Kaz’s loss. After 4-on-1 physicality to the Elite Hunter, Hangman’s music hit. The cowboy walked out with a beer in hand. He went for the Good Brothers, however the numbers recreation obtained him. Darkish Order to the rescue. Hangman closed the scene with a buckshot lariat to Anderson. Omega and Callis skedaddled to security. John Silver handed the beer again to Hangman.
It’s neat how AEW is weaving collectively a number of tales. Bonus factors for doing it coherently. Kaz has no direct interactions with Hangman or the Darkish Order, however widespread enemies unite them towards the identical aim.
Darby Allin defeated Wheeler Yuta. Since Allin’s ribs had been taped from the Coffin Match harm from final week, Wheeler focused the sore spot. Allin turned the tide with a superplex. After ringside tomfoolery from Sting and Orange Cassidy, Yuta scored a collection of roll-ups. Allin was too scrappy to be trapped. He linked on an over-the-top stunner then a Coffin Drop for victory.
The takeaway from this match is a possible crack within the alliance between Sting and Allin. As Sting was horsing round with Cassidy (who was ringside to help Yuta) doing the shin kick routine, Allin was yelling at Sting for being a distraction. Afterward, Blade got here in with brass knuckles to KO Cassidy. Sting helped OC to his ft. Allin was brooding within the distance. It was powerful for me to inform if Allin was agitated by Sting’s actions or simply making his regular face.
Yuta’s temporary profession in AEW is a bit perplexing. Commentary put him over as a scorching prospect. Since Wheeler is aligned with the Greatest Pals, it’s clear he has the babyface stamp of approval. His two Dynamite matches have been in opposition to common babyfaces in Sammy Guevara and Allin. That makes me surprise if Yuta has a bigger story on faucet. In any other case, I’m confused in regards to the goal of how he has been used to this point.
AEW Girls’s World Championship: Dr. Britt Baker DMD retained in opposition to Nyla Rose. The champ’s plan to counter the challenger’s energy was to weaken the arm for the Lockjaw submission. It felt much like watching Knockouts champion Deonna Purrazzo all the time working to arrange her submission finisher. Nyla was sturdy along with her energy strikes, however the champ persevered. Baker really kicked out of a Beast Bomb. As Nyla went for a second Beast Bomb, Baker escaped to transition into the Lockjaw. Nyla resisted defeat so long as she might, however she succumbed to tap out in pain.
Baker’s first title protection was fairly good. There was slightly little bit of sloppiness from each side, however the leisure issue was excessive. Though it was heel versus heel, I like that Baker has stayed true to character. The followers clearly help her. Different firms would take that as an indication to show her to the sunshine. In doing so, the character traits followers get pleasure from usually get stripped away. Not so with Baker. She’s nonetheless a persnickety scoundrel. Commentary struck me as odd throughout this contest. It felt like extreme over-hyping at occasions as a substitute of letting the motion communicate for itself.
Orange Cassidy defeated Blade. Cassidy linked on a Seaside Break, however Blade surprisingly kicked out. A Superman punch sealed the deal. Afterward, Cassidy used the brass knuckles for payback with a loaded Superman punch.
This match was filled with shenanigans. Blade faked a knee damage to realize a bonus, Kris Statlander got here out to take care of Bunny’s interference, and Blade pressured the alien in entrance of a suicide dive from OC. It was an excessive amount of exercise, but it labored in AEW’s fashion of chaos with a babyface payback pop for the conclusion. Blade was spectacular by breaking out new strikes, similar to a gutwrench powerbomb on the highest turnbuckle and a corkscrew piledriver.
Notes: Miro will defend the TNT title at Homecoming on August 4. No opponent was named. It doesn’t matter, as a result of who can beat the Redeemer? Miro was sporting a nifty Bloodsport jacket. I hope AEW holds a Kumite for Miro to win.
Crew Taz introduced a celebration for subsequent week in honor of Ricky Starks as the brand new FTW champion. Dasha Gonzalez inquired about Brian Cage’s emotions. That works for him. The Machine loves celebrations. Cage appeared like he was purposely holding his arm down so he didn’t by chance use his tremendous power to knock Dasha by way of the wall.
HFO, with out Matt Hardy, attacked Marko Stunt. Jurassic Categorical had been saved by Christian Cage. Christian proposed a trios match subsequent week in opposition to Personal Celebration & Angelico to finish HFO for good. Jungle Boy was absolutely supportive of Christian, so no matter attainable tensions had been there final week look to have been alleviated.
QT Marshall believes an apology is to ensure that dumping a beverage on Tony Schiavone’s head final week, so there can be an apology within the ring subsequent week. Commentary gave the impression of QT goes to apologize, however I believe QT will demand an apology from Schiavone.
Cody Rhodes and Malakai Black obtained a hype video for his or her match on August 4.
Stud of the Present: Barbed wire chokeslam
The ache of Lance Archer chokeslamming Jon Moxley by way of barbed wire tables radiated by way of the display. If Moxley was going to be put down in defeat, that was a fantastic selection of maneuver. He’s been by way of a whole lot of wars in AEW, and this end was plausible for a person of Moxley’s intestinal fortitude.
Runner-up is Blade breaking Orange Cassidy’s again with a gutwrench powerbomb onto the highest turnbuckle. It appeared so painful.
Dud of the Present: Brass knuckles punch
Earlier within the night earlier than Blade wrested Orange Cassidy, Blade used brass knuckles to knock OC crazy. Too dangerous you’d by no means know when it got here time for the match. Cassidy confirmed no sick results. The tremendous Cena routine has lengthy been part of wrestling, however it’s a bit a lot when it comes from a stringbean like Cassidy.
Dynamite is on a roll with excessive power motion. Add within the surprises for a enjoyable night time.
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