The John Report: AEW Dynamite 07/27/22 Review

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This week’s AEW Dynamite featured the Interim World Champion Jon Moxley in action against Rush while Bryan Danielson was back in action against Daniel Garcia in the main event.

This was AEW Dynamite episode #147 at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. Check out the AEW PPV listing archive only on TJRWrestling as well. Follow me on Twitter @johnreport. Let’s get to it.

It’s Wednesday night and you know what that means. Excalibur, Taz and Jim Ross were on commentary. It’s a Fight for the Fallen show. JR called it an epic night, which is probably overreacting, but that’s AEW commentary saying everything is the best thing ever.

Rush made his entrance with Jose the Assistant. Jon Moxley made his entrance to a big pop as the Interim AEW World Champion. I don’t know why Rush gets a World Title shot with only a 1-0 record in AEW, but that’s what AEW does sometimes. You just kinda shrug your shoulders and don’t expect things to be explained. William Regal joined commentary to support Blackpool Combat Club’s Moxley in action.

Interim AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley vs. Rush

Rush attacked before Moxley was in the ring and sent him into the barricade. Rush hit two corner splashes along with a dropkick to the back. Rush with some dreaded head biting. Moxley was already bleeding, so it took less than two minutes. Rush put some of Moxley’s blood on himself, which is gross. Rush sent Moxley into the barricade. Moxley avoided a chair to the leg while Jose distracted the referee. Rush was celebrating on the floor, so Moxley hit a suicide dive into the barricade. Moxley with a suplex on the floor. They exchanged chops, then Rush with a shove into a superkick and a powerslam for two. Rush choked Moxley with a cable that was on the floor. That led to a picture in picture break.


The match continued with Moxley hitting a superplex while on the middle rope, so he didn’t go off the top. It’s still a big move. It was the time of the match to do the chops with no selling, then Rush with a German Suplex, Moxley with a German Suplex of his own, Rush with a discus elbow and Moxley hit a king kong lariat that looked great. Rush hit a German Suplex on a running Moxley and that got a two count. Rush applied a Crossface submission, Moxley got out of it and kicked him in the gut. Moxley with some stomps to the head. Rush got some offense again as Moxley charged leading to Rush hitting a belly-to-belly suplex into the turnbuckle. Regal said he’s so impressed by Rush. Jose threw the tablet to distract, Moxley bit Rush in the head and then Andrade El Idolo shoved Moxley off the top rope. The Lucha Brothers ran down to the ring to chase Andrade away. Moxley got a rollup on Rush for two. Rush charged, Moxley with another clothesline, Rush with a knee to the jaw and a straightjacket piledriver for two. Rush went for a corner attack, Moxley moved out of the way and went for a sleeper. Rush got out of that, but Moxley hit the Death Rider for two. Moxley with the Bulldog Choke, Rush passed out and that was it after 14 minutes.

Winner by submission: Jon Moxley

Analysis: ***3/4 Great match. It’s the typical Moxley match in AEW. They give him about 15 minutes every time, he’ll sell for the guy and make it look like he has a shot, but it ended the same way as usual with Moxley picking up the win. At no point do you think Rush is really going to win, but it’s still a fun match to watch. I’m just saying by this point we have gotten used to this formula for Moxley matches. Rush is a talented guy that impresses me every time I see him. It may be a good idea to have him and Andrade be more of a tag team in the future.

Let’s Hear from Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley

Chris Jericho led the Jericho Appreciation Society onto the stage. Most of them anyway. Jericho was with Angelo Parker, Sammy Guevara, Tay Conti and newly heel Anna Jay. Parker cut the “Judas” song off and told the “AEW Galaxy” to “appreciate us.” That’s the WWE reference to the WWE Universe and Roman Reigns saying “acknowledge me.” Jericho, who had a broken nose, congratulated Moxley for an amazing match while saying he was on a roll. Jericho said it’s nothing compared to the roll that the Jericho Appreciation Society is on like Daniel Garcia in the main event against Bryan Danielson and Sammy Guevara will annihilate Dante Martin. Jericho mentioned Anna Jay saying last week she called them for an opportunity and it paid off huge. Anna said she’s a new Anna Jay, Anna JAS. Anna said that she’s the sexiest and the toughest and she’ll choke all of you out. Jericho said that’s the kind of intensity he had last week when Eddie Kingston brutalized him and broke Jericho’s nose. Jericho shouted that he beat Eddie Kingston and he’s going to beat Moxley.

Jericho said that after two and a half years, he’s demanding his rematch for the AEW World Championship in two weeks at Quake by the Lake. Jericho said when he beats Moxley he’ll be the first ever two-time AEW Le Champion

Moxley said he hated Jericho and this type of sports entertainment bullshit. Moxley didn’t like being called the “interim” champion either saying you can shove it up your ass because Moxley is the two-time World Champion. Moxley spoke about how he actually used to look to Jericho and he believes in his own way, Jericho is the greatest of all time. Moxley ripped on Jericho for being pathetic now. Moxley said that this is the AEW World Championship, the World Championship in wrestling and he made it that way. Moxley told Jericho he doesn’t want The Wizard, Le Champion or whatever your name is this week. Moxley talked about wanting the guy from Super J Cup, he wanted the Lionheart and if the AEW World Championship will be on the line then it will be Moxley against the “Lionheart” Chris Jericho. Moxley celebrated with his title.

Analysis: That’s a big match for two weeks from now. I remember Jericho and Moxley feuding over the potted plant named “Mitch” in WWE. Then it lead to this weapons cage match that was so boring and a disappointment. I think they’ll have a much better match this time around just like in 2020 when Moxley beat Jericho for the AEW World Title. Good promos here to get the crowd excited about the match.

The announcers were shown on camera with the AEW World Trios titles on the table. That means Six-Man Tag Team Titles. There will be a tournament to crown the champions at AEW All Out on Sunday, September 4.

Analysis: More tournaments with more titles in this company. They do tournaments every two or three months it seems and there are so many titles it’s hard to keep track. These trios titles have been rumored for years now, so I’m not surprised by it. It wouldn’t shock me if The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega are the first champions assuming Kenny is back for All Out, which I think he will be.

Dante Martin was interviewed by Tony Schiavone. Dante said that Sammy Guevara will have Tay Conti at ringside, so Martin will have somebody in his corner tonight – it’s Skye Blue. The crowd barely reacted.

Danhausen got a HUGE pop because the fans love the man that curses people. Danhausen is 3-1 in AEW.

A video aired about Ricky Starks, the FTW Champion, and then Ricky made his entrance. This match was set up last week. Starks was a 370-day FTW Champion as if that’s a coveted title.

FTW Championship: Ricky Starks vs. Danhausen

Danhausen did a Starks pose leading to a possible curse, so Starks kicked him in the head. Danhausen with a pump kick and a Northern Lights Suplex. Starks with an enziguri kick, then he charged and Danhausen sent Starks into the turnbuckle. Starks bounced off the ropes with a Spear for three. It was under two minutes.

Winner by pinfall: Ricky Starks

Analysis: * Easy win for Ricky. Don’t expect long matches with Danhausen out there.

Starks did a promo saying Danhausen was very nice and very evil, but he’s not Absolute. Starks said he had more left in the tank, so he wanted another challenger right now. Hook made his entrance to a big pop to challenge for the title created by his dad Taz. The fans love Hook while Starks was surprised. Taz said Ricky was one of Hook’s trainers in the Team Taz dojo.

FTW Championship: Ricky Starks vs. Hook

Hook was wrestling the orange trunks to honor his dad Taz, who said it was surreal for him. Hook with punches, then a headbutt and a pumphandle suplex. Starks with a punch followed by a belly to back suplex. Hook landed on his feet after a hiptoss, but Starks came back with a Spear. Starks wanted his finisher, but Hook countered into the Redrum submission. Starks tapped out, so Hook won the match. The fans popped huge. It was around two minutes. Hook is now 11-0 in AEW.

Winner by submission: Hook

Analysis: * Easy win for Hook while making Starks look foolish for accepting a match right after he beat Danhausen. The fans love Hook, so their reaction made the win feel like a big deal.

Hook was presented the FTW Title with Taz saying that Hook grew up looking at that title on Taz’s mantle. Starks touched knuckles with Hook, who left with the title. Taz was really happy about his son Hook’s win.

Analysis: I don’t think winning the FTW Title means that much since they have so many titles on this show (especially if you count ROH), but the fans response to Hook is really strong. I guess they care more about the FTW Title than I do.


Let’s Hear from Ricky Starks

There was an in-ring interview with Ricky Starks talking to Tony Schiavone while Powerhouse Hobbs was with Starks. Tony asked Starks his reaction. Starks said he’s no stranger to losing and he’s okay with that, but he was given that title when it was a noose, he turned it into a tie and he made the most of it. Starks said he made it into gold, he brought that title into prominence and he did it. Starks said he busted his ass every day, so he deserves to be here to talk to us for more than 40 seconds. Starks said there are people back there that tell him to be patient, to wait his turn and he doesn’t want to hear that no more. Starks said that his time was last month, last year and it’s right now. Starks said he doesn’t want people to say he’s had a string of bad luck, it’s been bad timing and that’s why him and Hobbbs…there’s a clothesline by Hobbs on Starks! That turns Starks into a face and Hobbs becomes a meaner heel. Hobbs with a spinebuster on Starks as the fans booed him.

Analysis: Starks was great here. He said he deserved to speak for more than 40 seconds and I think it was only about 60 seconds until Hobbs hit him with the cheap shot. However, I really liked what Starks said and obviously they are going to use him as a babyface moving forward while feuding with Hobbs. There’s a lot of history between these guys. I think Starks and Hobbs both deserve pushes and to be utilized more. Starks should do very well as a face while Hobbs will be better on his own.

The Acclaimed duo of Max Caster and Anthony Bowens did a promo ripping on The Gunn Club. Max mentioned they are gong to roast Gunn Club and make them watch their music video. Bowens told the Ass Boys to bring their ass wipes and ass cream for their match on Friday at Rampage. Caster said that Friday is trash day and that’s a mic drop.

Sammy Guevara made his entrance with fiancée Tay Conti for a makeout session. Sammy’s record is 45-29 in AEW. That’s more losses than I would have thought. They showed Sammy helping Chris Jericho beat Eddie Kingston last week. Dante Martin was next with his friend Skye Blue at ringside. Martin is 54-29 in AEW.

Sammy Guevara (w/Tay Conti) vs. Dante Martin (w/Skye Blue)

They are two talented high-fliers with the announcers pushing that story. Sammy struck first with a dropkick. Excalibur said it was Sammy’s first singles match since April. They did some rope running leading to Martin hitting a dropkick of his own. Martin avoided a charging Sammy, then Martin kicked Sammy to the floor and Martin did a backflip because Sammy was able to avoid an attack. Sammy left up the ramp with Tay, so Martin tossed Sammy by the side of the ramp and Martin hit a flip off the ramp onto Sammy. If the referee was doing a countout, it was a countout, but that didn’t happen of course. I’m not saying they should do countout finishes. I’m saying think of other spots in a match that doesn’t make the referee look like a fool. Anyway, they went to a picture in picture break.


The match returned with Martin giving Sammy a back body drop over the top to the floor. Martin went for a springboard attack off the top onto the floor, but Sammy stopped that with a kick. Sammy hit a twisting dive over the top onto Martin. Back in the ring, Sammy with a Spanish Fly slam for a two count. Martin hit a belly to back suplex where Sammy bumped like a moonsault. Martin went for a double jump moonsault, but Sammy stopped him. Martin landed on his feet after a Sammy move, then Martin hit his own Spanish Fly and he got a two count. Martin got a sitout uranage slam for a two count. Conti yelled at Martin, then Martin was distracted and Martin missed his move off the top. Sammy with a springboard Cutter followed by the GTH For the pinfall win. It went about nine minutes.

Winner by pinfall: Sammy Guevara

Analysis: ***1/4 A good match with some nice aerial moves by both guys. The simple story here was that Martin missed his big move off the top when he tried it, then Sammy hit his and Sammy finished him off after that. Solid match overall.

After the match, Sammy and Tay stomped on Martin a bit. Sammy went up top, Blue went into the ring and Anna Jay ran to the ring to hit Blue wit ha forearm to the back. Conti and Blue beat up Blue a bit, so Ruby Soho, Eddie Kingston and Ortiz made the save.

Analysis: That could set up a future tag team match with the women or a mixed tag. AEW loves booking matches where there’s a heel attack post match leading to the save to set up another match. They do it several times per show every week.

Daniel Garcia was interviewed by Tony Schiavone talking about how he’s sharp and getting better every week. Garcia said that Bryan isn’t because he’s been gardening at home with his family. Garcia said he’s going to beat Bryan and they’ll call him the greatest technical sports entertainer in the world.


The trio of Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt and Satnam Singh did a promo talking about the Best Friends. That led to the Best Friends trio of Chuck Taylor, Trent Beretta and Orange Cassidy walked into the picture. It led to a match challenge for Rampage with Sonjay accepting, but then he regretted it.

Let’s Hear from Jungle Boy

Jungle Boy made his entrance with Luchasaurus walking out with him while Tony Schiavone was in the ring for an interview. It was June 15 when Christian Cage turned on Jungle Boy and Jungle Boy returned last week to get revenge.

Boy stole the microphone saying that Christian is the biggest pussy that he has ever met in his entire life. The fans cheered loudly for that. Boy talked about how Christian has spoken a lot of bullshit about Boy’s family and now Christian is as relevant as he’s ever been in his entire career. I don’t agree with that. Boy said he doesn’t get why Christian is so angry, but I guess it’s because Boy threw Christian out of some battle royal more than a year ago, which cost Christian some bonus. Boy said that shouldn’t be as big of a deal. Boy said he realized why Christian needed the money because his wife had just divorced Christian’s bitch ass! That was good and drew a pop as well.

Boy talked about how Christian needed somebody to protect him, so he found himself a monster, but Boy said that monster Luchasaurus is Boy’s best friend. Boy said that nobody is going to get their hands on Christian before Boy does. Boy said that Christian has made it clear that his goal is to hurt Boy while Boy said he can take it. Boy dared him to swing a chair as hard as he can because he can take it. Boy talked about how three years ago he was standing in a dirt hole with his Uncle Dave and a shovel while watching his tears turn into mud. Christian Cage interrupted while standing in the backstage area.

Christian Cage talked about how Luchasaurus made a big mistake saying he was walking through people, but he threw it all away to be Jungle Boy’s lapdog. Christian said last week he ran away from Boy because he was scared about what he might do to him. Christian said that the next thing he’s going to drape over him is a body bag while adding that Boy can cozy up right beside his dead father (Luke Perry). Christian said that Jungle Boy told him all his secrets and Christian will pray on his weakness.

Analysis: I liked that promo from Jungle Boy, who took some personal shots at Christian just like Christian had done in the past. I didn’t know about Christian getting divorced, so that’s something that people didn’t really know about it and Boy bringing it makes people believe they really don’t like eachother. Believability is key in pro wrestling. This feud is going pretty well. I think they should save the eventual match for All Out in early September. Don’t do it before that.

The Young Bucks were shown backstage with Brandon Cutler filming them. Cutler mentioned the Trios Championship with Cutler saying he could be their partner, but the Bucks said no chance. The Bucks walked towards “Hangman” Adam Page doing nothing. They exchanged birthday wishes. Matt Jackson said for the longest time, he wanted Page to tell him how he felt. The Dark Order nerds showed up with a cake for Page, the Young Bucks moved on and Cutler said that was awkward. Matt told him to shut up and cut the camera.

Analysis: A nice tease of the Young Bucks working with Adam Page again. I think it’s likely that the Bucks will be with Kenny Omega, but it was an interesting way to tease something happening with the Bucks and former friend Page.

Tony Nese & “Smart” Mark Sterling vs. Swerve Strickland

Swerve is one half of the AEW Tag Team Champions while tag team partner Keith Lee is banned from ringside. Swerve with an atomic drop and clothesline on Nese. There was a shot to the throat by Nese. Swerve with an arm wringer on the top rope. Sterling grabbed Swerve’s hair, so Nese pulled Swerve down causing a bump onto the apron. They went to a picture in picture break.


Swerve kicked Nese into the turnbuckle, Sterling touched him and that meant that Sterling was the legal man wearing a ridiculous outfit. Swerve with a back elbow and diving uppercut to the back of Nese even though Sterling was legal. Taz tried to defend the illegal man being in the ring saying you had to fight him and Swerve hit a double foot stomp on Nese. Swerve with a running kick to the side of head of Sterling for the pinfall win after about seven minutes.

Winner by pinfall: Swerve Strickland

Analysis: *1/2 This was boring for the most part with only about four minutes shown full screen. I don’t really get the Sterling/Nese pairing that is more of a comedy thing with Sterling wearing a stupid outfit to get heat. Nese is fine as a wrestler, but storyline wise it wasn’t that interesting. Swerve is good on his own or in a team.

They showed Keith Lee in the backstage area with Josh Woods standing over Lee. Swerve was looking at the big screen to see that Lee was down, so Nese attacked Swerve from behind.

Analysis: It was the second straight match with a babyface getting attacked by a heel after a match. Once again, that’s something AEW loves doing.

The House of Black group with Malakai Black and friends did a promo. Black did a promo about Miro. Brody King spoke about his rivalry with Darby Allin. King said he challenged Allin to a Coffin Match.

They showed a clip of Pac retaining the All-Atlantic Championship over the last week.

A clip was shown of Thunder Rosa losing a non-title match to Miyu Yamashita and now they do the rematch for the title.


AEW Women’s Championship: Thunder Rosa vs. Miyu Yamashita

Miyu with an armdrag takedown leading to an armbar, but then they traded nearfalls after that. Miyu with a neckbreaker against the ropes, then Rosa hit a knee to the face and Rosa teased a move on the apron, but Miyu blocked it. Miyu with a sweep kick while Rosa was on the apron. Miyu missed a move off the apron, so Rosa hit a dropkick while on the floor. Miyu hit a springboard kick off the apron. That led to a picture in picture break with Excalibur yelling over Tony Schiavone trying to talk. Sorry, Tony.


Rosa was on offense with a corner clothesline followed by a double knee smash. Rosa with two more running dropkicks and a Northern Lights Suplex for two. Rosa took way too long getting to the top rope, so Miyu kicked her in the head. They exchanged strikes, then each woman hit a kick, Miyu no sold it and hit a kick of her own. Miyu hit a bridging German Suplex for two. Miyu hit a springboard kick off the turnbuckle followed by a spinning kick to the head, but Rosa kicked out with her hand on the bottom rope. Miyu lifted up Rosa, then it turned into a cradle from both ladies, which is how their last match ended. Miyu with two kicks to the head, Rosa with a knee, the n a blocked kick and a kick to the head. Rosa hit a Fire Thunder Driver for the pinfall win after ten minutes.

Winner by pinfall: Thunder Rosa

Analysis: **3/4 It was just an average match to put over Rosa to retain her title. Miyu is pretty talented with some of the moves she did. The announcers tried really hard to put over Miyu as a threat to win this match even though I doubt anybody watching really believed it. It would be nice if AEW tried to give Rosa a feud that was interesting, but right now there is nothing for her.

Post match, Rosa and Miyu bowed at eachother and shook hands as a sign of respect.

This Friday on Rampage:

* Matt Sydal vs. Lee Moriarty

* Ethan Page vs. Leon Ruffin

* Anna Jay vs. Ruby Soho

* Jay Lethal, Satnam Singh & Sonjay Dutt vs. Orange Cassidy and Best Friends

That’s a week Rampage lineup.

Next week on Dynamite:

* The Undisputed Elite are back.

* Dr. Britt Baker & Jamie Hayter vs. Thunderstorm

* Matt Hardy vs. Christian Cage. Two guys older than me and I’m old.

In two weeks on Dynamite:

* Jon Moxley defends the Interim AEW World Championship vs. Chris Jericho.

AEW announced their Toronto debut on October 12 for Dynamite and Rampage on October 13. I assume it’s just a taping for Rampage that will air on Friday.

Analysis: Finally, they come to Canada. I may go since it’s two hours away. Most of the wrestlers from Ontario like Shawn Spears, Ethan Page and The Bunny are barely on AEW TV, but maybe they will get some time at the Toronto shows. Christian Cage is also from the area. There are some others too.


Chris Jericho joined commentary to put over his buddy Daniel Garcia, who made his entrance. Bryan Danielson was up next for the main event for his return match after being out of action for about two months. Bryan is 27-4-2 in his AEW career.

Bryan Danielson vs. Daniel Garcia

Bryan started with a running dropkick followed by kicks to the chest along with kicks to the chest leading to “YES” kicks. Bryan hit a running dropkick in the corner. Bryan with a back body drop that sent Garcia over the top. Bryan hit a suicide dive on Garcia on the floor with Bryan landing hard on the floor as the fans chanted “welcome back” for Bryan. That led to Bryan sending Garcia into the ring post. Garcia got some offense going with elbows to the head, but Bryan worked over Garcia with forearms to the side of the head while Jericho put over the crowd being on fire. Garcia with a neckbreaker for two. They left the ring with Garcia sending Bryan into the barricade. Garcia exposed the mat at ringside. Bryan worked over Garcia with more kicks to the chest followed by a running dropkick. Back in the ring, Bryan hit a missile dropkick off the top with Jericho wondering if Bryan hit his head on the mat and hurt himself. A fan was shown looking concerned, so Jericho goes: “Look at that guy! What a mark!” That was funny. Garcia worked over Bryan with forearms. Garcia with hard chops to the chest, Bryan jumped over a charging Garcia and Bryan collapsed on the mat. Bryan was selling the head injury. Garcia whipped Bryan into the steel steps. Garcia also hit Bryan with a DDT on the exposed concrete after Garcia pulled the mat up at ringside. Ouch. That led to a picture in picture break.


The match continued with Garcia in control of Bryan. There are people on social media that posted photos of Bryan handing the blade to the referee after he used it because the camera captured. AEW directors do a bad job of showing blades or blading on camera. Bryan was selling the head injury while getting in a shot, but Garcia came back with a dropkick. Jericho was happy about AEW coming to Canada soon. Garcia set up Bryan on the top rope with chops. Garcia bit Bryan’s bloody head like we saw Rush do to Moxley earlier. That’s so gross. Bryan worked over Garcia with forearms to the back, then they stood on the top and Bryan delivered a top rope belly to back superplex off the top. Taz said that was not smart since Bryan landed hard on the back of his head while JR said that Bryan did a good job of keeping his head off the canvas. Garcia with a chop to the chest, then Bryan with chops and kicks including kicks to the leg. Bryan with kicks to the body along with a hard kick to the head. The fans were chanting “yes” and cheered for Bryan. Garcia locked on a tight rear naked choke sleeper, but Bryan got out of it leading to a Cattle Mutilation submission, but Garcia got out of that and Bryan hit a Tiger Suplex for two. Garcia with elbows to the head, then Bryan did his own elbows to the head (Bryan did them better) and Bryan hit a shoulder capture suplex for two. Bryan charged, Garcia with a clothesline and a cradle suplex for two. Excalibur was screaming about the two fall with Bryan getting a rollup for two. They exchanged strikes, Bryan hit him with a hard slap and Bryan hit a running Busaiko Knee to the face. Bryan with a LeBell Lock, Garcia to the floor and Bryan hit a running knee off the apron to the floor. Bryan sent Garcia back in, the referee was looking at Garcia and then some mystery guy held Bryan’s leg by the apron. We could not see who it was. Garcia capitalized with a piledriver. Garcia applied his own version of Sharpshooter and then he bent backward in it, so Bryan passed out to give Garcia the win. It went 17 minutes.

Winner by pinfall: Daniel Garcia

Analysis: **** A great match between two skilled technical wrestlers with the younger man Garcia getting the win over the talented Bryan because of the help from Jake Hager. The story that dominated the match was Bryan selling the head injury due to his known history of concussions, which is also why he has been out of action for the last two months. Bryan did a really nice job of selling while commentary put over the story very well. Garcia can celebrate this win by calling it the biggest of his career even though it wasn’t clean because he had some help. Still, heels should brag about this kind of thing a lot, so I think Garcia will do that going forward.

Garcia was joined by Jake Hager in the ring, so then it was obvious that Hager was the one that interfered. Chris Jericho went into the ring to hug Garcia. Jericho’s group celebrated while Bryan was out on the mat. Jericho, Garcia and Hager continued to celebrate. End show.

Three Stars of the Show

  1. Ricky Starks – I know he lost the second match, but the promo was fun and I like him turning babyface.
  2. Daniel Garcia/Bryan Danielson
  3. Jon Moxley

The Scoreboard

This Week: 7.75 out of 10

Last Week: 7.5

Final Thoughts

It was a pretty good episode of Dynamite this week. Nearly great, but some stuff in the second hour wasn’t that interesting. The Moxley/Rush and Garcia/Danielson matches were both excellent. Moxley winning was expected while Garcia got the upset win thanks to some help. Both matches got a lot of time, so that’s always good to see. Some of the other matches were just decent or kept short.

This was also a good night for Ricky Starks even though he lost the “coveted” FTW Title (the fans love Hook) and was attacked by Powerhouse Hobbs. It’s good for Starks because he’s going to thrive as a babyface now. I think that’s the role he was destined to be in and I hope they elevate him as a talent. I think they will.

I also liked Jungle Boy’s promo with Christian Cage. It’s a feud that feels personal with all the shots they are taking at eachother, so whenever the match happens (save it for All Out), it will feel like a big deal. Also, I’m glad that AEW is coming to Toronto in October. The Trios Titles announcement was also a big thing although I don’t know if this company needs more titles. We expected those titles coming anyway. AEW loves tournaments and titles.

Thanks for reading. Go Toronto Blue Jays. You can contact me using any of the methods below.

John Canton


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