I meant more a tough physical opponent to beat the shit out of Darby and for him to come backStrong win when I rarely see his JD Drakes face on Dynamite? We also knew Peter Bononi, Avalon and even the guy from Acclaimed were gonna job going into their respective matches because we haven't been seeing much of them on Dynamite. Then there's Varsity Blondes, Hybrid2 and more recently Bear Country. It's too obvious that these guys are sent to Dynamite to job because they're Dark mainstays. Makes it too predictable.
agreed, not their best in-ring nightStorylines aside for the moment, I have to say last night's Dynamite was one of the weakest from an in-ring perspective in a long time.
- The show usually has a hot opener but Hangman vs. Caster fell flat. This was down to Caster still being green. His character work is good, but he's basic af in the ring and his execution needs some work. Hangman looked good enough but the match was below his standards. Caster should return to his tag team now and continue to gain experience on Dark. He's a project for down the line but is not a singles guy yet.
- Jurassic Express vs. Bear Country was kinda fun but very sloppy. Luchasaurus has not progressed at all as an in-ring talent and wrestles like a robot. It's disappointing as I feel like he could be something more, but it's probably never gonna happen. He's a good novelty act for the kids but I don't see him warranting a big push. This was a corporate synergy match to promote Kong vs. Godzilla and make some money, but did nothing for either team. Bear Country can go places but need some sort of direction - I would suggest Team Taz.
- Darby vs. JD was the best match of the show and I can't complain about it, except to say it was nothing special and I've seen episodes of Dynamite with two or three better matches. Darby's matches against Cage and Scorpio Sky stood out a lot more. It was the first match of the show that felt polished and wasn't botchy. JD worked hard and looked good, but I think Dark is the place for him.
- Tay vs. Bunny was ok and probably better than it should have been thanks to Tay. Just nothing memorable and I don't like the Dark Order/Hardy Group shit at ringside in these matches as they are always diverting your attention away from the ring.
- Probably the biggest in-ring disappointment for me was the main event. An all-star affair that had the looks of a hot NJPW style sprint. While I acknowledge their attempts to tell an in-ring story, the work itself was lacking. Compare to Kenny/Good Brothers vs. Mox/PAC/Fenix (still one of my favourite AEW multi-person tags and a legit 4 star match), Bucks/Good Brothers vs. Dark Order, Mox/Archer/Fenix vs. Kingston/Butcher/Blade main events from this year and it was far inferior. I've accepted that referees tend to not give a damn, much like they often don't in Mexico or NJPW, but the ref just stood there forever while the Bucks deliberated whether to hurt Kenny or not, in blatent violation of the rules.
Dynamite usually guarantees a good level of work and a couple of at least '3 star' range matches, but this show felt like a write-off, perhaps because of what was opposing it. Next week should be a return to form.
Here you go, with a visual guide.famicommander said:There is apparently nobody going after the tag belts, no TNT title feud, no real women's title feud
Even though I'm a critic of the ranking system, when has the TNT title EVER been presented as one linked to the rankings? Darby is listed there as a champion more for visual purposes than anything.Darby Allin apparently only defends his title against unranked opponents.
I must admit that I enjoyed it but I was playing Monster Hunter during the show. General consensus seems to be that people are not liking The Young Bucks/Omega storyline, so hopefully they can turn that around.No reason to lie about last night's show being good or enjoyable lol
Last night's show was bad, at first it seemed to be a show acknowledging some of the criticisms which was good. Then it went back to the usual stuff. But this story just isn't interesting. As somebody not enamored with Bullet Club it's just a think of how long are you going to milk this shit. On top of it being Way too predictable. Predictable isn't bad, but this was the bad kind. They'd have been better off just having the Buck not address Kenny.I must admit that I enjoyed it but I was playing Monster Hunter during the show. General consensus seems to be that people are not liking The Young Bucks/Omega storyline, so hopefully they can turn that around.
I think it is almost a relief that the Bucks finally turned, rather than a dramatic moment. They've been in this awkward "will they won't they" holding pattern since they super kicked Alex Marvez and Tony Schiavone. When was that? Nearly a year ago?