AEW come up with a lot of fun names for their big TV shows, Quake by the Lake isn’t my favourite. Silly names aside, what’s important is the match card, and this one is huge already. Only four matches have been announced, and two of them are title matches. We’ll also be getting a tornado tag match, and a coffin match!
Jon Moxley (C) vs Chris Jericho – AEW Title Match
Chris Jericho is fresh off of two big wins in the last few weeks, and both of his victories are over close buddies of Jon Moxley. He defeated ROH Pure champion, Wheeler Yuta, who is a member of the Blackpool Combat Club. And he score a controversial win over Eddie Kingston in the Barbed Wire Everywhere match. Those two wins have catapulted Jericho to the front of the line for a shot at the AEW title.
Jon Moxley has been racking up the wins as well. In the last two weeks, Moxley has four wins, two successful title defences, and competed in three different companies over that time. That’s a pretty wild stat line if you ask me. Jon Moxley has been on a tear since beating Hiroshi Tanahashi at Forbidden Door for the AEW championship, and I believe it’ll continue tonight.
This match will be a nice throwback in two different ways. You have the literal throwback in the sense that we’ll be getting the “Lionheart” Chris Jericho, and a throwback to the first time Jon Moxley won the title, he beat Jericho to become champion. I think AEW continue to roll with Moxley until CM Punk is back. If only to make the title history less confusing then it’ll already be, with Moxley currently tagged as “interim” champion.
Darby Allin vs Brody King – Coffin Match
Whoever is a tiny bit nervous for Darby Allin raise your hand…I know I can’t be the only one with my arm raised right now, especially after the last time these two shared a ring together. Allin is a guy that since day one, AEW has done a great job protecting in defeat. When Brody King beat Allin a few weeks ago, it was pure domination by the big guy.
I wonder what direction AEW will go here. Do you have Brody dominate again, but maybe have Allin sneak out a lucky win. Or do you present Darby being more ready this time for the strength of King and make it a more even fight. Even though I’m not the biggest fan of 50/50 booking, I think it makes sense for Darby Allin to get a win back over Brody King…I mean the coffin match is kind of Darby’s thing!
The two other matches that are currently announced for the show is a tornado tag match that will see the Lucha Bros take on Andrade El Idolo and Rush. The other match will see the newly signed Madison Rayne challenging Jade Cargill for the TBS Title.
All this and so much more can be seen on TBS (TSN in Canada) every Wednesday night at 8PM EST.
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