It’s been pretty hectic for AEW and it’s fans for the past few weeks, with having to constantly change the time slot of Dynamite around because of the NBA playoffs, but tonight we’re back to Wednesday! AEW’s last show outside its typical time slot went out with a bang, with a fantastic match, that saw Kenny Omega successfully defend his AEW championship against Jungle Boy. The action continues on tonight’s episode with four big matches already announced. The tag team champions will be in action, the women’s champion will also be in tag team action against a very unlikely opponent, and the TNT title will be on the line. We’ll also have a singles match between two men who look destined to be the faces of professional wrestling for many years to come!
All that and much more, and here is where we’ll break it all down.
Sammy Guevara vs MJF
The feud between the Inner Circle and the Pinnacle has been going on for a few months now, and it doesn’t look like it’s even close to being over. Tonight we will be getting the next instalment of this intense rivalry.
What can we say about MJF? He is one of the fastest rising talents in wrestling today, he is the leader of a major faction and he’s only 25 years old, and he is one of, if not the best promo in the industry. MJF has proven so much in such little time, but can he consistently hold his own in the ring? He has been in several high profile matches in 2021, but none of them have been singles matches. His last singles match came at the end of 2020 against Orange Cassidy, but don’t let that fool you. MJF has only lost one singles match in AEW, and that came to then AEW Jon Moxley…not to bad if you ask me.
Sammy Guevara will be MJF’s opponent tonight, and tonight might as well be the biggest match in Sammy’s young career. Like MJF, Guevara has come a long way in a very short period of time. Remember when Sammy used to come out wearing a panda hood? I know, I know, he was staying true to himself which is awesome, but I think we can all agree joining the Inner Circle has done wonders for his career. Sammy is truly starting to shine in his role in the Inner Circle, and he could really benefit from a win tonight.
I believe this is a glimpse into the future of AEW, and won’t be surprised at all if one day this match is for the AEW championship. If I had to choose tonight, I think that MJF will win this one, but I really hope that there isn’t any interference. However, it is an MJF match, so I won’t hold my breath.
Miro (C) vs Brian Pillman Jr – TNT Title Match
Miro has to be making WWE regret their decision to let him go. We all knew that Miro has great ability in the ring, and he has a charisma about him that draw people to him – but what wasn’t so evident, is how good he is on the mic. Miro came down to the ring a couple weeks ago and attacked the Varsity Blonds, and then cut a promo on Saturday blaming Pillman Jr and Garrison for having to do it. Even with how good Miro has been, the guys got untapped potential, and he is just getting started AEW.
This match was made essentially because of attack, and the one getting the shot from the Varsity Blonds is Brian Pillman Jr. Pillman has loads of potential, and I feel that he’s been cutting pretty good promos recently, the only problem is, he’s going one-on-one with someone who is just on a different level right now.
Even though it looked like Pillman held his own when he was attacked by Miro, I don’t think there is much debate on who wins this match. I very much expect a title defence by Miro here.
Young Bucks vs Penta El Zero Miedo & Eddie Kingston
The Young Bucks have been on quite the run recently, and that’s part to do with their new found attitude, and partly because they’re one of the best tag teams in the world. Nick Jackson in particular, has unlocked a new level of charisma that we haven’t seen since Dynamite has started, and to be honest, I find it very entertaining. They’ve taken out some of the best teams recently, and tonight will be another formidable team.
Eddie Kingston and Penta have a love/ hate relationship in AEW. First they were best friends, then Eddie kind of screwed over Penta and his brother Fenix, but now they’re fighting on the same side again as the Young Bucks have taken out Jon Moxley, PAC, and Fenix. Revenge for their injured friends isn’t the only thing at stake tonight, because if Penta and Kingston win, they’ll shoot right to the top of the line for a shot at the tag team titles.
AEW have done a few of these matches, where if an unranked, or lower ranked opponent win they jump the line, but it’s rare the underdog actually wins. I think that a case can be made that Penta and Kingston can pull this off, but I’d personally prefer to see the Bucks keep the winning streak going.
Also on tap for tonight’s Dynamite is the AEW women’s champion Britt Baker team with Reba to take on the unlikely team of Nyla Rose and Vickie Guerrero. Speaking of Vickie, I hope we get more developments on Andrade El Idolo. We’ll also have “Le Champion” Chris Jericho joining the broadcast booth for the whole show!
All this and so much more can be seen on TNT (TSN in Canada) every Wednesday night at 8PM EST.
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