After last week’s episode, we’re finally starting to get an idea of what the card for All Out is going to look like. We have an opponent for Kenny Omega and his AEW championship, and it looks like it will be PAC from the Death Triangle taking on Andrade El Idolo. Those matches are still a few weeks away, so will concentrate on what we have upcoming on tonight’s Dynamite. So far we have four announced matches, and all of them are looking interesting. We have the AEW tag titles being defended, we have the last labour of Jericho, the hometown kid will be in action, and Sting is wrestling again on TNT.
All that and so much more, and here is where we’ll break it all down.
The Young Bucks (C) vs Jurassic Express – AEW Tag Team Title Match
It feels like it’s been ages since the Young Bucks have defended the tag titles, but in fairness, the Bucks have been part of arguably the biggest story in wrestling right now. The Bucks have been right by Kenny Omega’s side in this big feud with Hangman Page and the Dark Order. But with the Super Elite’s big win in the 5 on 5 elimination match, and then taking out Hangman with a series of BTE triggers, the Bucks can go back to focusing on the tag division.
After last week’s trios victory, Kenny, Matt, and Nick were confronted by Christian Cage and Jurassic Express, and were informed that Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus were next in line for a shot at the tag titles. Jurassic Express moved to #1 in the rankings after the questionable rap by the acclaimed’s Max Caster (that’s all we’ll say about that for now). One teams loss, is another team’s opportunity.
Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus are a great tag team, that I would like to see hold the tag titles at one point in their careers, I just don’t think that time is now. I don’t think it would make sense to have a title change so close to a PPV so I see the Bucks retaining here.
I do hope the Young Bucks focus more on the tag division going forward, because AEW have tons of tag teams in its ranks, and I think it should be getting more time on Dynamite.
Darby Allin & Sting vs 2.0 – Texas Tornado Tag Match
It’s crazy to think that the last time Sting wrestle a match on TNT, it was over 20 years ago! But if the wrestling year of 2021 has taught us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected, anything is possible, and here we are with a Texas tornado tag match with the Stinger and Darby Allin.
I think that Sting has done a great job with his role so far in AEW. It got a bit stale with team Taz stuff, but when it came to the actual matches, Sting has delivered. It’s also benefited Darby, who feels like a bigger deal having the Icon by his side, and he remains one of the most over guys on the roster.
2.0 have come in and have been very entertaining in the few involvements in AEW so far. They most certainly aren’t winning this match, but they do have every chance of succeeding in AEW because they’re loaded with charisma.
Chris Jericho vs MJF – 5th Labour of Jericho – No Judas
Let’s get this out of the way right away, the entrance to this match has a chance to be EPIC. The crowd has always sung along with Jericho’s theme, but now that MJF has been the Judas Effect, and the Judas entrance, the fans in attendance have the chance to sing Chris Jericho to the ring a cappella style! If the fans can pull this off, it might be one of the most memorable entrances of all time!
Now to the match itself. With how entertaining these Labours of Jericho have been, the stipulation of “no Judas” seems a bit underwhelming. We touched on the entrance aspect already, but MJF should be smarter than to just add a stipulation that prohibits Jericho from using the Judas Effect. Granted the Judas Effect has been very protected in AEW, but Chris Jericho has multiple different finishing moves so it seems kind of strange to only ban one of them. If that’s the route MJF wanted to take, why not ban all his signature finishes?
I have a feeling that we’re going to get a screwy finish here so that we can get a rematch for All Out, it’ll just be interesting to see how AEW book this. I’m predicting a double count-out or double DQ finish.
We also have Texas’ own, Sammy Guevara in action against Shawn Spears. Guevara will also have a big announcement. Tony Khan also mentioned on “Busted Open Radio” last week that Dan Lambert will be bringing two UFC champions with him to Texas tonight.
All this and so much more can be seen on TNT (TSN in Canada) every Wednesday night at 8PM EST.
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