AEW Dynamite is owned by All Elite Wrestling, Shahid Khan, and TNT
It’s time once again for some DYNAMITE ACTION, and yes I am very late on putting this one up. Things got a bit hectic around my schedule so I barely had a chance to watch this week’s show; let alone recap it! Still, the extra time has let the events that played out simmer in my brain for a bit longer before throwing my brilliant opinions out into the world, so maybe this will be the most comprehensive and well-articulated critique of a wrestling show ever written! Okay, probably not. BUT, that doesn’t mean I don’t have a lot to say about this week’s episode as there were some… INTERESTING things that happened here! Was it good? Was it bad? Let’s find out!!
Kip Sabian & Miro Vs. Joey Janela and Sonny Kiss
Kip Sabian is accompanied to the ring by Penelope Ford
Wait, what? We’re not going to build up to his first match on AEW; he just shows up on an unannounced opening match? Well THAT feels like a wasted opportunity, but I guess it’s better than waiting a few months for whatever PPV they have next. Miro straight up did the Rusev entrance with the jump and shout which was VERY cool, but they’re not gonna give us everything all at once as the match starts with Sonny and Sabian. Before we get to Miro, I definitely want to point out that Sonny Kiss is getting better and better the more I see him. He and Joey Janela are a very good team and I hope that something comes from it aside from a bunch of Dark Matches and one offs against bigger teams because they are a combo that you can tell great stories with even outside of a title chase. Eventually they cause enough damage to Sabian that he finally gives Miro the hot tag and the guy comes out with all his fury; knocking Sonny right on his ass and utterly DESTROYING Joey Janela with a giant slam! It’s great to see him in this match and look every bit as pumped to be here as we are pumped to see him, but sadly things don’t go as planned and the match ends up getting a bit ugly towards the end. Miro takes a bump over the ring ropes and to the floor, but as soon as he’s down there he starts limping. Reports are that he merely “tweaked” his ankle and that he’s fine now, but despite his best efforts to power thru it the match just kind of loses momentum and gets sloppy. He manages to toss a charging Joey Janela over the barricade and immediately seems to regret it, but he waves Sabian to follow with the next move (something that is in FULL view of the camera and I’m not sure why they didn’t just cut to a different angle there) and tries to toss him over the barricade onto Janela. However, he just doesn’t have the strength and I THINK Sabian falls on his head onto the concrete on the other side of the barricade. THEN Janela tries for a cross body on Miro, but Miro can’t catch him and Joey just falls like a ton of bricks. I haven’t heard anything about either of them having injuries so that’s good at least, but it was not a good look for the debut of such an anticipated talent. Thankfully things get back on track after that with Miro seemingly recovering during the match (or at least having enough adrenaline pumping thru him to ignore the pain), and he finishes off Sonny Kiss with a kick, a stomp, and a Camel Clutch. Look, things happen and even the best wrestlers don’t always have a good match so I’m not about to say anything negative about Miro, but this is certainly not the match anyone wanted to see from him right out of the gate. Hopefully he’ll have a match next week and it’ll be as great as we were hoping this one would be.Continue reading “Super Wrestling: AEW Dynamite (09-23-2020)”