Man, it’s good to have fans back in attendance for shows! Last Sunday’s PPV was an absolutely awesome show, and having live reactions from the crowd really made the atmosphere that much better. Here is a quick rundown of the results in case you missed something:
Kenny Omega (retained) def PAC & Orange Cassidy – AEW Championship
Inner Circle def the Pinnacle
Britt Baker (new champion) def Hikaru Shida – AEW Women’s Championship
Miro (retained) def Lance Archer – TNT championship
Sting & Darby Allin def Scorpio Sky & Ethan Page
Young Bucks (retained) def Jon Moxley & Eddie Kingston – AEW Tag Team Championship
Cody Rhodes def Anthony Ogogo
Hangman Page def Brian Cage
Jungle Boy won the Casino Battle Royale
Serena Deeb (retained) def Riho – NWA Women’s Championship
AEW’s Double or Nothing was a great night for both the talent and the fans, and it seems like things just keeps getting better with so much has already been planned for this upcoming Friday night edition of Dynamite. The tag team champions will be in action as they take on familiar foes, a rematch of sorts from Double or Nothing will take place, we’ll have a Bull Rope match, and a big celebration for the new champion.
All this and more, and here is where we’ll break it all down.
Young Bucks (C) vs PAC & Penta El Zero Miedo – Non Title Match
The Young Bucks had a gruelling match against two of the toughest guys in all of professional wrestling on Sunday night, and they came out victorious. Mox and Kingston gave out and took a lot of punishment from the Bucks, but in the end, it was the more experienced tag team that would walk away the winners. Matt and Nick used FOUR BTE triggers to Jon Moxley to secure the pinfall, and some are even saying that this will be used to write Moxley off tv for a while because he is expecting a child with his wife.
Both PAC and Penta weren’t as lucky at Double or Nothing, as both men failed to win their respective matches. PAC was so close to winning the world title but came up short, and Penta had a good showing in the battle Royale, but wasn’t the last man standing. Both of these guys won’t be in good moods on Friday, and will be looking to get back in the win column.
The Young Bucks and Lucha Bros historically have put on INSANE matches, but because of the injury to Rey Fenix, it’ll be PAC and Penta teaming up together this time to take on the tag team champions. Because this is a non-title match, I’d say there is a chance that PAC and Penta could pull this off, but ultimately, I think the Young Bucks will win here.
Britt Baker Championship Celebration
In what was my second favourite match of Double or Nothing, Britt Baker ended the 372 day title reign of Hikaru Shida, when the doctor made the former champion tap out with the lockjaw. It was an amazing back and fourth match that had the daily’s place crowd split down the middle for the whole 16+ minute match. The electricity in the building just hit another level when Baker locked in her signature submission move, the roof blew off when Shida tapped out, crowning Britt the new champion.
My favourite part about Britt Baker winning on Sunday was the fact that she wasn’t handed her shot, she truly earned it. From a year ago when Britt had her nose busted vs Shida, to that incredible match with Thunder Rosa, to finally climbing the ranks win by win, and coming through when it mattered the most.
I really think that AEW have something special here with Britt Baker, as her body of work has people cheering her when she’s supposed to be a heel. This run has the feeling of the early days of Austin 3:16, or more recently, the run Becky Lynch went on. Britt Baker says she’s the face of AEW, well now is her chance to prove it!
The other two matches announced for this Friday’s Dynamite both focus on the Nightmare Family and the Factory. Cody Rhodes and Anthony Ogogo will face off again, this time in tag team action, as Cody will be paired with Lee Johnson, and Ogogo will have QT Marshall by his side. The other match will be a Bull Rope match that pits Dustin Rhodes against big Nick Comoroto in what is surely going to be a hard hitting match.
All this and so much more can be seen on TNT (TSN in Canada) at a special day and time of Friday at 10PM.
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