Last Sunday’s Revolution PPV was filled with awesome matches, surprise appearances, and 3 title defences, that were all overshadowed by the explosives (or lack of) that closed the show.
Kenny Omega defeated Jon Moxley in the Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch in what was a jaw dropping main event to retain his AEW championship. With the explosives set to detonate in under a minute, Omega and the Good Brothers left Mox in the ring, handcuffed. Eddie Kingston suddenly appeared in an attempt to save his old friend, but when he wasn’t able to, he braced for impact with Moxley. It was a really emotional angle that was ruined by the explosives not going off properly, and it was a sour note to end the PPV.
Mistakes like the explosives happen, so it is what it is, but the rest of the show was almost perfect. We had developments in the women’s title picture, leading to a 6-women tag match tonight. We also now know who the new #1 contenders for the tag titles are, and one half of each team will face off against each other in what will be a killer match. On top of all this, we’ll have the TNT Title on the line. All this and so much more scheduled for tonight’s Dynamite and here is where we’ll break it all down.
Darby Allin (C) vs Scorpio Sky TNT Title Match
Both of these wrestlers had brutal matches at Revolution, so it’ll be interesting to see how they hold up having such a big match only 3 days later.
Scorpio Sky beat out 5 other competitors to “grab the brass ring” and become the #1 contender to Darby Allin’s TNT Title. The face of the revolution ladder match was crazy with tons of big bumps for everyone in fight, including Sky who was thrown through a ladder.
Darby Allin also had an absolutely wild match of his own at Revolution, which had Allin and his partner Sting walk out the winners of the street fight. Darby went through hell in this match, being thrown through a glass window, beaten with multiple weapons and jumping off a roof —
He took Brian Cage out of the match by landing a coffin drop from the roof of the warehouse through the floor.
It’ll be interesting to see how much gas these two guys have left in their tank after such little time to recover. Scorpio Sky might be someone who can actually keep up with the speed that Darby has, so expect this one to go 0 to 100 real quick.
Matt Jackson vs Rey Fenix
The Young Bucks were victorious in their match with Jericho and MJF, but they won’t have too much time to relax as they already know where their next opponents will be. The Death Triangle’s Rey Fenix and PAC outlasted 14 other teams to win the casino battle royal and earn a shot at the tag titles.
The last time that Rey Fenix was in a singles match with one of the Young Bucks, he and Nick Jackson stole the show. Fenix would emerge as the winner on that occasion, but this time he’s dealing with older brother Matt. The Bucks very rarely compete in singles action, so you have to think that Fenix has a clear advantage going into this one as he’s much more familiar competing one-on-one.
This is a great idea for PAC to be the one team with Fenix here, as it reignites an old rivalry with the Young Bucks, while also keeping things fresh with a brand new match up. When the title match is announced, make sure to save the date in your calendar because it’s going to be a good one.
Hikaru Shida (C), Ryo Mizunami & Thunder Rosa vs Britt Baker, Nyla Rose & Maki Itoh
Hikaru Shida and Ryo Mizunami had a great match at Revolution. The champ was able to retain her title, but at the end of the match, both Shida and Mizunami were attacked by Nyla Rose. As soon as Rose started losing the upper hand, more reinforcement came in Britt Baker and Maki Itoh. The beatdown continued until Thunder Rosa came down to make the save, so naturally this lead to this 6-woman tag match.
I think if the team of Rose, Baker & Itoh get the win, whoever can secure the pinfall or submission will shoot to the top of the rankings and possibly set up a future title match with Shida. There are a lot of stories intertwined in this match and we should have a better idea of where they’re headed after this match.
Also — keep an eye on the outside of the ring in this match, as both Rebel and Vickie Guerrero will be ringside, and aren’t shy about getting involved.
While we’re on the topic, special shoutout to Maki Itoh who made a shocking appearance at Revolution and got a huge ovation. I’m curious to see how long Itoh will stick around in America, because it’s easy to see she’s a fan favourite already.
We’ll also have the “war council” from the Inner Circle, which a lot of people think might be the time for MJF to try and take over the group from Chris Jericho. Jericho accidentally knocked out Wardlow, and took the pin-fall, which is a big deal because Le Champion has been really protected since joining AEW.
Just confirmed for tonight’s episode, we’ll hear from Christian Cage for the first time in an AEW ring. It’s been reported that Cage wants to make a full time return to the ring, so maybe this segment will be used to set up his first feud…
There are still so many questions to be answered following the Revolution PPV: When is the next time we’ll see other new signing Ethan Page? How will Matt Hardy react after losing all his earnings of Q1 to Hangman Page? How will Eddie Kingston or Jon Moxley try to explain the explosion mishap?
Catch all this action live tonight on TNT (TSN2 in Canda) at 8PM EST.
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