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We’re back with even more AEW action! With Chris Jericho’s stable running roughshod over the AEW locker room and the Tag Team Tournament well underway, AEW already has a lot of balls in the air to keep track of this early into its run. Can they keep up this balancing act while continuing to put on great matches? Let’s find out!!
SCU (Scorpio Sky and Frankie Kazarian) Vs Best Friends (Chuck Taylor and Trent Beretta) – Tag Team Tournament
You may be wondering why I listed Scorpio Sky as a competitor when he made it clear he would NOT be in the match last week. Well before the match can even begin, SCU gets jumped by The Lucha Bros before they can even make it to the ramp. Christopher Daniels gets injured badly enough that Scorpio Sky has to sub for him. I’m sure I made this clear before, but I really don’t like injury spots on wrestling shows. It’s VERY clear here that it’s a work and that Daniels isn’t injured, but I really don’t think it makes for good television to have a guy being dragged out on a stretcher like this. Sure, if you’re REALLY goofing it up you can get away with it, but it just feels too real in an industry where that kind of thing can ACTUALLY happen. The match itself is as solid as AEW tag matches tend to be. SCU is one of my favorite teams there and their presence alone is enough to overcome the utter apathy I have for The Best Friends. The former team definitely come off as the underdog considering Kazarian was attacked just before the match and Scorpio Sky wasn’t prepared to fight tonight, and sure enough the get the hot tags and then ear falls while The Best Friends are the somewhat incompetent heels (Chuck Taylor dives right on top of Trent Beretta by accident) and it ends with SCU going to the next round of the tournament. While I would have preferred a straightforward match with Daniels instead of putting him out of the tournament so early (at least save it for round two!), it was the ending I wanted and I’m glad that we’ll see more of SCU in the coming weeks.