AEW Dynamite is owned by All Elite Wrestling, Tony Khan, Shahid Khan, and TNT
We’re back with night two of AEW’s New Year’s Spectacular; a good two weeks after the New Year came and went! Yeah, look at me of all people pointing out that someone is late on something; glass houses and all that. In any case, last week’s show didn’t really land for me, but I still found a lot of it to be quite entertaining. Do things come together more smoothly this week, or will it somehow be an even bigger mess!? Let’s find out!!
Pac Vs. Eddie Kingston
Pac is accompanied to the ring by The Lucha Bros while Kingston is accompanied by The Butcher, The Blade, & The Bunny
I think the problem with Kingston lately is that he needs a real ace in the hole; not mid carders like Butcher & Blade but a big unstoppable beast that will do anything he says, or better yet maybe a tag team that is truly unstoppable and respected! TOO BAD HE LOST THE LUCHA BROS, but I guess with Pac returning, AEW thought they were better off with him. As for the match itself, Pac takes a deceive lead off the bat and it’s not until interference from The Bunny that Kingston starts getting the heat. Pac definitely looks stronger here than he has in a while; even during the heat where he’s practically egging Kingston on and it’s ultimately a short lived advantage as he soon regains control of the match. However, Pac’s fatal flaw seems to be that he takes his time; not in a sportsmanlike baby face way where he makes sure his opponent is okay to continue, but to admire his own work and these are the spots where Kingston can get a few shots. He’s quickly put back down by Pac, particularly one spot where Eddie eats a VERY crisp kip up while sitting on the top turnbuckle and looks directly in the camera with a face like a cartoon character (only missing the tweeting birds circling his head), but Pac could have finished this a lot sooner if he just went for it at full force and didn’t give Kingston a chance to breath. Pac ends up getting a Superplex off of the cartoon spot and Kingston sells his arm and neck which means he’s on borrowed time. He goes for a DDIT spot but fails to land it due to his injury, and he eats a Black Arrow from Pac which leads to the pin. Pac, living up to his bad guy bona-fides, immediately puts Kingston in the Brutalizer after the bell rings. Before it can turn into an all-out brawl, Lance Archer and Jake Roberts hit the ring to break it up… for some reason. There’s something about Pac needing to be on the same page, but I don’t know what he’s talking about. After all is said and done, not a bad opener! The Bucks didn’t start things off this this week as Nick is healing from a pretty bad bruise, but it was still fun and definitely showed the strength of these two men better than their other recent matches have. Kingston’s got the mouth, and there are few with a better mouth than him, but he doesn’t have the muscle to back it up and I hope someone else notices this if they plan on continuing this feud.Continue reading “Super Wrestling: AEW Dynamite (01-13-2021) – New Year’s Smash Night 2”