Good review. There would have been a few tweaks that I'd have made to the show:Thoughts on the show:
-Jericho vs Spears was okay. It had to be carried by Spears for the most part. Jericho's age is showing more and more every week. The chair stipulation didn't really make the match any better but MJF on commentary and the ringside shenanigans were fine and built the story. It's nice to hear Sammy Guevara's crowd reactions, the kid is over as hell. I don't know much about the Nick Gage guy, but I do appreciate the raw feel within AEW where anything can happen any week. Painmaker Jericho (or in other words Jericho under NO DQ rules lol) making a comeback makes it more intriguing.
-Gallows vs Kaz was a pretty slow and plodding match. It turned out decent for a low-tier TV match, but guys like Gallows don't really need to be wrestling singles matches. He was the right choice as far as who should've won but I really have no interest in the Good Brothers. The Hangman/Omega stuff that happened afterwards was okay and happened for the build to the 5v5 match next week. I'm not sure who wins that match. I don't see the DO beating the Elite elimination style and I don't see Hangman running the gauntlet. Has a bit of unpredictability to it.
-Yuta vs Darby was a sprint much like Sammy/Yuta last week. The Sting/OC exchange was pretty funny.
-Was a little disappointed in Britt vs Nyla. Was kind of sloppy and it didn't seem like the two were in sync. Their tournament match flowed much better. Tonight's match picked up towards the end with a nice final 3 minutes with Britt kicking out of the Beast Bomb and making Nyla tap. Despite how mediocre the match was, the ending and the crowd reactions still made Britt look good.
-FTR vs Santana/Ortiz is gonna be a banger. The interview was obviously cut and edited but there has been plenty of build to their tag match next week.
-Really liked the Death Triangle/Andrade segment despite all the translations going on. I used to be fluent in Spanish so for me the basic level being spoken in these promos is easy to understand. Andrade had nice presence as did PAC. The story here is Andrade trying to recruit the Lucha Bros. I don't know if it actually happens or if they stick with PAC, but whatever the end result of the story, the matches as it's being told are all bangers waiting to happen. Chavo coming back was cool, he was never super great on the mic but he's serviceable if they can't lock in Salina de la Renta.
-Didn't really watch OC vs Blade, caught the ending though. Blade gets his comeuppance for using brass knuckles for weeks on end. Next.
-Moxley vs Archer was FIRE. Wasn't expecting it to turn out the way it did. Moxley worked as the heel tonight and putting Archer over in his hometown was the right move. The crowd was crazy for him. The guy needed a big win and he finally got it clean over Moxley, one of the most protected guys in the company. Huge win for Archer that makes up for a lot.
The show was fine, but definitely pretty boring for much of the first hour. Moxley/Archer made the show worth it for the most part and brings my overall rating up.
Next week looks much better with FTR vs Santana/Ortiz, Elite vs Hangman/DO Elimination match, and Hakuleo vs Archer. Then one week later, Cody vs Black. Tony definitely looks at TV as equivalent to PPV's. Cody doing this game show is really accelerating the feud more than it needs to be.
"Words matter"Words matter lol, it's been a fine episode of Dynamite. But epic, cut the shit lol. You can be positive without declaring something is the best shit ever.
First the performance center thread and now this? When do the mods step in and ban this guy? He's just looking to start arguments with this bullshit.Can't believe they showed a full blade job on live television. It looks like the cameramen need a performance center too 🤦
lol - that’s almost the whole showAside from Jericho and spears wrestling a wwe pg hardcore match with the follow up nick gage announcement, Andrade and DT continuation with chavito and moxley and archer choosing violence this show sucked. It was basically nxt this week.
@ShadowCounter to answer your question, I did Shut down the wwe shots thread for being a dead horse. It's also perfectly fine to shit on bad camera work. Blade jobs should never be noticeable. If Kevin Dunn's nausea camera work can be shit on, so can aew camera men filming things that should not be filmed
Matt Cardona will finally make an AEW reappearance here to cost Gage the matchI think a guy like Gage fit pretty well with the 5 labours thing
MJF doesn't want to face Jericho so putting Jericho in a no DQ with a deathmatch specialist is pretty smart