AEW Dynamite is owned by All Elite Wrestling, Tony Khan, Shahid Khan, and TNT
Revolution is creeping up on us each and every week and the last episode was a particularly awkward attempt to jam in as much storyline as possible and to the expense of the otherwise great matches on the show. Now that so much of the groundwork for the PPV has been set, does this episode find a better balance between the stories they wish to tell and the matches they want to put on? Let’s find out!!
Jon Moxley Vs. Hollywood Hunk Ryan Nemeth
Not even gonna save him for the main event? Considering the GIANT news (nyuk-nyuk-nyuk) that broke before the show, I’m guessing AEW was anticipating a larger than usual audience at the start of the show and they wanted to give the people their money’s worth. Now Ryan Nemeth gave Pac a darn good squash match last week and it’s basically the same thing here. Moxley is so overpowered for this that he gives Nemeth a slap and the dude flops over like he got speared by a truck. Nemeth is tenacious though and he gets a few knees in as well as a good looking Drop Kick, but Moxley just needs a few suplexes to put Nemeth away less than five minutes into the show. I kind of wish they had done a bit more here as Nemeth could have DEFINITELY sold for longer and Moxley could have done a few more super moves, but the point here is less to put on a memorable match as it is to set the stage for Moxley’s post-match promo. He needs to address Kenny Omega’s challenge to an EXPLODING BARB WIRE DEATH MATCH and frankly he just seems tired and exasperated. He knows this is utterly ridiculous and that there are better ways to handle this, but he doesn’t have it in him to turn it down. In his own words, he’s an addict and even if he knows this is a bad idea he can’t stop himself from diving headfirst into it. In this way, Kenny may have an advantage as there are ample opportunities for chicanery in something as ludicrous as an EXPLODING BARB WIRE DEATH MATCH, but as he says to everyone who tries to step up to him, the most important thing is to not miss. If Kenny bungles this and doesn’t finish Moxley off, he’s gonna regret it and may even lose his belt in the process. Moxley’s character is exactly who he’s always been so even if the promo feels like a lot of his other promos, it’s still quite compelling to hear. I’m very skeptical about something called an EXPLODING BARB WIRE DEATH MATCH which APPARENTLY includes land mines outside the ring (yeah, sure. Whatever you say), but Moxley and Omega are two of the best guys at this company and hopefully the gimmicks don’t get in the way too much of what will surely be a great match.Continue reading “Super Wrestling: AEW Dynamite (02-24-2021)”