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AEW Dynamite Preview: Road to Revolution

After last week’s tag team heavy show, we’ll have the fallout from those tag matches in singles action for this week’s card. The biggest being partners now turned opponents, Lance Archer and Rey Fenix meeting in the ring. We’ll also have “Hangman” Adam Page taking on one of Matt Hardy’s proteges, Isiah Cassidy. Many more matches have been announced and here is where we’ll break it all down.

ATTENTION, there is a spoiler from Monday’s women’s tournament so here is your warning.

Lance Archer vs Rey Fenix

Even though they were on the winning side when teaming with Jon Moxley last week against Eddie Kingston and his Family, both the focus of Archer and Fenix needs to shift to singles competition. Last week it was announced that there would be a 6-man ladder match to determine who would get a shot at the TNT championship at upcoming PPV Revolution. The 3 men who have been announced so far are Cody Rhodes, Scorpio Sky and Penta el Zero M. The winner of the match between Archer and Fenix will also be entered in the match.

Fenix has been putting on a clinic as of late, displaying his amazing fast-pace style in the biggest matches and often stealing the spotlight in doing so. Rey Fenix has agility like no other and his suicide dives are so explosive, most times he goes right through his opponent into the crowd. Fenix is “must watch” at the moment and is one of the first names I look for when the match card is announced.

Lance Archer is slowly starting to regain the momentum he had coming into AEW and has been dominant even when he can’t pull out the victory. Archer is not your typical “big man”, while he does have raw, overpowering strength, he also has unbelievable agility for someone who is 6’8. This is most evident when the Murderhawk walks the tightrope (balancing on the top rope) and then proceeds to hit a moonsault on his opponent. It’s a move you really need to see to believe.

Fenix will be looking to join his brother, Penta, in the ladder match at Revolution, but he’ll have a huge (literally) task in front of him in Archer. This match is going to be an entertaining one, no matter how these two decide to tell the story in the ring.

“Hangman” Adam Page vs Isiah Cassidy

We found out last week that Adam Page switched the contract on Matt Hardy and had him sign a singles match between the two for Revolution. That didn’t sit to well with Big Money Matt — he and Cassidy proceeded to beat down Page before the Dark Order came down to save Hangman.

Adam Page will be looking for a measure of revenge against Isiah Cassidy, and unless Matt Hardy finds a way to distract Hangman, you have to believe the cowboy will come out victorious.

Women’s Semi-Finals…Spoilers ahead, last chance, seriously

Nyla Rose vs Britt Baker

This semi-final match will have two of the first women signed to AEW up against each other in another high profile match in the Women’s eliminator tournament. 

Nyla Rose advanced by defeating Tay Conti in the first round of the tournament in a highly competitive match up against the Brazilian. Conti is one of the most improved wrestlers in 2020, and looked to continue her impressive run in the tournament. Unfortunately for her, she drew Nyla Rose in the first round. Conti put up a good fight, but in the end Rose was just to powerful, putting Tay away with a beast bomb for the pinfall victory.

Britt Baker was scheduled to take on Tay Conti’s partner Anna Jay, but hours before the match it was determined that Jay would have to withdraw from the tournament due to injury. Her replacement was new comer, Madi Wrenkowski. As you’d expect, this was all Baker. Britt was able to put Madi away with relative ease, after dominating most of the match and ending it with the lockjaw. 

Even though Nyla Rose is a former AEW Women’s champion, I believe it will be Britt Baker who will advance to the finals of the American side. She’s been on quite the role recently and I expect it to continue on Dynamite.

Just one final note on the Women’s tournament, the action continues on Sunday night on Bleacher Report Live as the other semi-final from the U.S side has Riho taking on Thunder Rosa. The finals of the Japanese side of the tournament will be decided when Yuka Sakazaki goes head-to-head with Ryo Mizunami . Last but not least, AEW Women’s champion will be in a 6-women tag match as Hikaru Shida teams with Mei Suruga and Rin Kadokura to take on Emi Sakura, Veny and fan favourite Maki Itoh.

Other matches AEW have confirmed for Dynamite will see the Inner Circle’s Jake Hager going one-on-one with Brandon Cutler. Jon Moxley will take on Ryan Nemeth and Team Taz members Brian Cage and Ricky Starks taking on the Varsity Blonds and much more.

Will we hear from Sting after receiving a massive power bomb from Brian Cage last week? Will Jon Moxley have comments about Kenny Omega making their AEW title match an exploding barbed wired deathmatch? You’ll have to tune in to TNT (TSN2 in Canada) at 8PM EST to find out.

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