AEW seems to really know how to put together a crazy PPV. On Sunday night, it was one of the best shows from start to finish that I’ve ever seen. Without giving away any spoilers, all I can say is if you haven’t checked it out yet, do yourself a favor and go watch it now! And there is no slowing down, we have a big AEW Dynamite coming up this week, with a huge #1 contenders match, and the TNT title is on the line.
Sammy Guevara (C) vs Scorpio Sky – TNT Title Match
TNT champion Sammy Guevara is coming off of that crazy 6-man tag that we saw at Revolution, that saw Sammy hit a spanish fly off part of the stage through two tables. it was absolutely insane, but that and the rest of the match was just wild, so we’ll have to see if Sammy is 100% coming into this match.
Scorpio Sky on the other hand, is coming in very fresh. The man who hasn’t lost a singles match in almost exactly a year, will finally get his long overdue (in his opinion) title match with Sammy. There’s also an interesting twist to this match, and that is that Scorpio Sky didn’t have to compete in the face of the Revolution ladder match, because Paige Van Zant is going to sign with AEW. That’s something I feel didn’t get enough coverage. Van Zant, I think, could be a very good get by AEW.
With Sammy having gone through that car crash of a match on Sunday, it will really test his ability to sell on Wednesday. That’s been a knock on Sammy, that he sometimes shrugs off big moves/ matches too easily. I think AEW will play into the fatigue of Sammy, and have a lot of near falls for Scorpio Sky, but I think Sammy retains. In any case, I don’t think whoever wins here will get by Wardlow next week…
Thunder Rosa vs Leyla Hirsch – #1 Contenders Match
No matter how you look at it, Thunder Rosa got screwed on Sunday. She scored both a visual pinfall and submission of champ Britt Baker, but Rebel had the referee distracted for both occasions. There was way too much interference in this match, and it questions, why didn’t the ref eject both Rebel and Jamie Hayter? In the end, Rosa got distracted allowing Baker to retain. I think this match is a way to right this wrong.
Leyla Hirsch scored a big win on the Buy-In on Sunday when she got a win over Kris Statlander. Yes she cheated to win, but it was a big win she needed. Unfortunately, I don’t see that win turning into a streak, as next week is St Patrick’s Day Slam, and the one year anniversary of the Baker/ Rosa lights out match, and I think it’ll be there that Thunder Rosa becomes new champion. So Thunder Rosa will win here as well.
As of writing this, these are the only two announced matches, but AEW loves to have a few surprises for shows that follow a PPV. Eddie Kingston will address Chris Jericho after Jericho didn’t shake his hand after the match, and I don’t want to get any hopes up and this is all speculation, but an “extreme” wrestler’s non-compete clause is up March 9th, so maybe another surprise debut on the card?
All this and so much more can be seen on TBS (TSN in Canada) every Wednesday night at 8PM EST.
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