Ever since making his debut for AEW and re-joining the Elite at All Out, Adam Cole has stated that they are the most dominant faction in pro wrestling. When you look at the collection of talent that has assemble in the Elite, it’s hard to argue with Cole. To add even more to the story, Bryan Danielson looks to have singled out the leader of the Elite, Kenny Omega. This has lead to brawls at All Out, and last week’s Dynamite, between the Elite and the group of Danielson, Jurassic Express and Frankie Kazarian. This brawling has decided who Adam Cole’s first opponent will be on tonight’s episode of Dynamite. We’ll also have the dominant Jade Cargill in action, 2point0 continue to call out the big guns, and it looks like we have the next feud for Darby Allin.
All this and so much more, and here is where we’ll break it all down.
Adam Cole vs Frankie Kazarian
One of the loudest pop’s we heard at All Out, was for the debut of Adam Cole. Cole is one of the best pro wrestlers in the business today, and is a huge get for AEW. He has that “it factor” that all pro scouts talk about when referring to all the greats in the past. He’s predominantly a heel, yet one of the loudest things you’ll hear from any live crowd is them yelling along to “Adam Cole Bay Bay”. If you’ve never seen Cole wrestler, you’ll be in for a treat, because he’s not just loaded with charisma, he’s full of talent also.
Facing Cole in his first match will be the “Elite Hunter” Frankie Kazarian. Ever since the Young Bucks forced Christopher Daniels and Kazarian to break up as a tag team, Kaz has taken upon himself to even the odds whenever the Elite try to get the numbers advantage. That was the case last week when Kaz went right after Cole leading to this match. Frankie Kazarian is also a great wrestler and I expect this to be an awesome debut match that will really showcase the strengths of both these guys.
The big money match here, is Adam Cole vs Jungle Boy, but it’s smart to hold off on that for now. For now, we’ll get a very good wrestling match that will have Adam Cole come out on top.
Darby Allin vs Shawn Spears
It what was probably the most anticipated match up of All Out, Darby Allin lost to CM Punk. It was a results that most people expected, but even though Punk “went over” it was Darby that “got over”. The loss really didn’t do anything to Darby’s momentum, if anything it probably gave him more. But in AEW, wins and losses do matter, so Darby will now have to focus on getting back into the win column, and focus on climbing back up the rankings to getting a shot at one of the AEW titles.
I was really interested to see who would emerge as the next opponent for Darby after his loss to CM Punk, and I think going in the direction of Shawn Spears is great idea. There’s the similar dynamic to Allin and Spears, with both having wrestling legends as their current manager, and Shawn Spears has great matches with Sammy Guevara, and I feel that Darby and Sammy have a very similar style, so we should be in store for a great match tonight.
Even though the match should be great, the thing that everyone is talking about is Tully Blanchard challenging Sting. Will it actually happen? Well we’ll have to wait and see, but maybe we’ll have a better idea after tonight. I see Darby Allin picking up the win here.
Eddie Kingston & Jon Moxley vs 2point0
There is currently a joke that was started by the Internet Wrestling Community called the “Suzuki Incident”, where people are sarcastically overreacting to the fact that Minoru Suzuki had his music cut short last week. What started as a joke picked up steam and now even AEW are addressing it. Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston have been challenged by Lance Archer and Minoru Suzuki because of “Suzuki incident” and hopefully we’ll get a response for the tag team dream match.
Until then, we have 2point0 challenging Mox and Kingston. I think that there is something there with 2point0, but they need to start winning matches on Dynamite. Unfortunately for them, I don’t think that’ll start tonight. I think that this is just a filler match that Mox and Kingston will win, then answer the challenge of Archer and Suzuki.
We have a few more big segments announced for this week’s Dynamite, including Bryan Danielson addressing Kenny Omega. Jade Cargill is scheduled to go one-on-one with Leyla Hirsch, and CM Punk will be on commentary. Tonight’s Dynamite will be used to set up the biggest Dynamite in history next week at Arthur Ashe Stadium for the Grand Slam event.
All this and so much more can be seen on TNT (TSN in Canada) every Wednesday night at 8PM EST.
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