This weeks AEW Dynamite will consist of a heavy dose of multi-man matches, headlined by the Young Bucks defending their tag team titles against Santana and Ortiz. As of right now, the only singles match announced is the Women’s Eliminator Tournament that sees NWA Women’s Champion Serena Deeb taking on the returning Riho.
With another Jam-packed week scheduled again, here is where I’ll break it down.
Young Bucks (C) vs Santana and Ortiz
Santana and Ortiz should feel blessed for this opportunity, as the Young Bucks just handed out this title match seemingly out of nowhere. This match has so many storylines swirling around it, so the result can go a number of different ways.
The Good Brothers played a role in getting the Bucks fired up, sending out the challenge to the Inner circle members and they’ve made a habit of getting involved in recent Young Bucks’ matches. Another interference spot by Gallows and Anderson could cost Matt and Nick their titles, setting up a feud between the Good Brothers and the Bucks.
Having the Young Bucks drop the titles to Santana and Ortiz could also add to the storyline of the Inner Circle crumbling from within. If Santana and Ortiz were able to win the titles on Dynamite, it would set up a match between two Inner Circle teams at AEW’s upcoming PPV Revolution.
The issue I have with this match is that the tag team Battle Royal was just 2 weeks ago to determine a #1 contender, and now the Bucks just hand out a title match to one of the teams that just lost in that match…
I personally hope that there is no outside interference as these tag teams are two of the very best in the world and have every chance of putting on a phenomenal show.
Jon Moxley, Lance Archer and Rey Fenix vs Eddie Kingston, Butcher and the Blade
Eddie Kingston has had feuds with each of the opposing teams members in the recent past and he claims he asked for this match. I think that may have been a mistake, as Kingston was dominated by Archer two weeks ago, and now you’re adding Rey Fenix and IWGP U.S Champ Jon Moxley to the mix? That doesn’t seem like a recipe for success.
The only thing that Eddie and his boys have going for them is that they have teamed before, while this is the first time Mox, Fenix and Archer will tag together as a 3-man team. Lance Archer and Jon Moxley were defeated last week by AEW Champion Kenny Omega and NJPW’s Kenta (albeit with a lot of help from the Good Brothers), and you can imagine that Moxley and Archer won’t be in good moods.
I think this will be a rebound match for Mox and the Murderhawk to see them get back to winning ways, and Fenix getting another measure of revenge on Kingston for all he put him through while PAC was away.
Serena Deeb vs Riho
It has been almost a full calendar year since we last saw the inaugural AEW Women’s Champ, Riho in action. The pandemic was obviously a big cause for this, but she’s back and her first test won’t be an easy one. NWA Women’s Champion Serena Deeb has been racking up the wins in Riho’s absence, and Deeb looks to continue her winning ways into the first round of the Eliminator Tournament.
When the bracket was first announced, I was shocked to see this match in the first round as it wouldn’t be surprising to either of these two women in the finals. The fact that this is the only singles match scheduled for this week’s Dynamite makes it seem like an even bigger deal then it already is.
With how big of a success Riho was before she was forced away due to the pandemic, I think her return to AEW will result in a win for her.
Women’s Eliminator Tournament: Japan side
We also had the first round of the Women’s Eliminator Tournament from the Japan side this past Monday. There won’t be any spoilers here, so go check out the video below for all the action from two nights ago.
There are two other scheduled matches for tonight’s Dynamite – We’ll see the return from suspension for FTR as they will be taking on Matt and Mike Sydal. There will also be a big 8-man tag match that has “Hangman” Adam Page and Matt Hardy taking on TH2. Hopefully we’ll find out more about the contract that Page signed with Matt Hardy last week.
Lastly, we know Sting will call out Team Taz…again. Team Taz did dragged Darby Allin away tied to their car last week, so I’m sure there will be even more build to their match at Revolution.
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