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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.

Overall: 6/10
Good review. There would have been a few tweaks that I'd have made to the show:

Jericho/Spears was fine, and the Nick Gage element was excellent. It's just a shame most casuals don't know who he is but sometimes TK books shows for the markiest of marks and Gage's inclusion felt like one.

Gallows/Kaz is just a question of why? Why even put this match on TV? I'm not a fan of taking a tag guy like Gallows and putting him in a random 1 on 1 match on Dynamite when TV time is limited. Definitely could have found something more entertaining than this.

Yuta/Darby - another question of why? Darby just wrestled last week and won. What's the point of having him wrestle a nothing match that means nothing? I do think TK must think Darby = ratings, but I don't think he equals them when he's wrestling for no reason. I'd have found something else than this. If Yuta is just jobbing back to back weeks for no reason, at least put him in there with a monster that needs more building up like a Miro. Plus if Yuta was with Best Friends, putting Miro in there against him would have made it little more spicy.

Britt/Nyla was just bad. Not because of Britt, but I just hate Nyla. I don't want to see monster women in the ring plodding around. Nyla is so big Britt struggled to make her own moves look good. The thing I most disliked about this match was you're in Texas, at least have Thunder Rosa run in and beat the shit out of Britt to set up Britt's next feud. The match ending was just like "ok Britt retained. We all knew she would. Now what?". Most chapters that end in a book leave you wondering what's in the next chapter. There was none of this tonight. Not good booking or storytelling here.

Andrade interview segment was cold and it should have been hot in Texas. Chavo a good pop, but even he was too nice on the mic to really spice up this confrontation. If they are doing a "who's trying to build a latino stable"...um then yeah TK please DM Natalia Class on twitter and sign her up already. Her entire thing in MLW was absolute $$$$$ with managing latin talent and is very badly needed for Andrade.

OC vs Blade...again seems like Blade/OC are on Dynamite every week. Why? This OC/Blade feud seems more suited for a secondary show than Dynamite. Wasn't feeling it.

Mox/Archer was perfect. Great match, great booking, and great finish. A+.

The show should have replaced Darby with Miro, replace Blade with say a Tay Conti match, and had Rosa do a run in after the Baker win. And at least give Nick Gage the mic so he can introduce himself and let casuals know who he is.

I also rate 6/10
 

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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.
"Words matter"

Epic is epic, best shit ever is best shit ever. I don't consider this the greatest show ever.

Follow your own advice.
 

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Chavo felt really out of place playing the nice guy with Andrade, and he’s played a heel for years. Just strange and the segment dragged for me. The other thing I didn’t understand was Jericho wasn’t allowed to use the chair, yet won pushing Spears into it with Aubrey watching; why didn’t MJF bring that up?

I personally do not know who Nick Gage is apart from hearing about him online and the Dark Side stuff which I haven’t watched. The Deathmatch stuff isn’t for me and that‘s fine. I will raise though, are they going to the well too much with that, that it may get stale? This isn’t a criticism more a taste thing for me, but I see this stuff as feud ending stuff yet they seem to be doing it almost every week now. I get Mox wants to do it, but Jericho now and the Kingston match a month or so back? I assume Kahn is infatuated with it like he is ECW, but you can hold some things back.
 

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Aside 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
 

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Discussion Starter · #669 ·
Aside 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
lol - that’s almost the whole show :D
 

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Seeing kaz job to gallows pissed me off. Darby vs yuta did nothing for me aside from laughing at sting and orange. I was bored watching britt try and drag nyla to a good match. Blade and oc I was never going to like
eh, i can’t fault that assessment
 

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I 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
Matt Cardona will finally make an AEW reappearance here to cost Gage the match

They are feuding in GCW and facing each other for Gages title shortly also
 

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Nick F'N Gage!!!

Loved seeing him rock up in AEW,would have loved to have seen jim cornettes face
 

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Good main event match, it's weird but I swear the crowd was more for archer than mox and thought during the match that we could have potentially had a double turn on our hands, that match seems to have breathed new life and relevancy to archer again thanks to how hot the crowd were.

Also aew should be going all out in signing the bullet club guy that squared up to archer at the end, the guy is bigger than archer and aew could do with more big guys like that.
 

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Average show compared to last two weeks. First half was okay, second half was better. Really was surprised to see Archer beat Mox for IWGP US title. That's kind of a big deal for Archer.

Haku's son is taller than Archer. Should be a good match next week.

Super pumped for Elite vs Hangman and DO next week.

Next week's card seems much better than this week.
 

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Haven't seen the show yet but reading comments seems an average show.

Which is understandable as was a pretty weak card.

On Andrade to get most out of him you should pair him with someone who can let him shine. Vicky and Chavo suck. Bet konan would be better.
 

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Mox vs Archer was all I wanted it to be and then some. Spot with throwing a fan on Mox was great. Result is surprising in a good way. Archer was dramatically in need of a big win.

Cassidy/Sting this was fantastic. I'd like to see them wrestle a simple 10 min match in the future.

Andrade thing with Chavo and the rest was weird. I like that they're embracing their Mexican roots, but usually those translations are smooth and here it's been quite rough and didnt really do much to elevate this feud.

Baker vs Rose was solid altough hardly memorable. Baker needs a solid worker to work with asap.

Jericho/Spears was good. Nick Gage reveal was exactly why I love AEW. It's hard to be legitimately unpredictable in 2021, but that's what they're pretty good at. Gage vs Painmaker Jericho next week sounds great!

Gallows/Kazarian and Elite/DO thing was so so. They could have done a better job with promoting the 5 on 5.

Good show, altough it's been a let down from the previous week. Next weeks Fight for the Fallen with Elite/Dark Order, Ortiz & Santana/FTR and Jericho/Gage looks like a ppv card I'm really hyped for.
 

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The Andrade segment was disappointing. Not a Chavo fan either and he’s never been great on the mic. And he was borderline racist to PAC and then realised it and backtracked 😂
 
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