Two weeks in and All Elite Wrestling continues to be one of the hottest things on Wednesday nights.
Last week was a success and last night was another huge success.
Opportunities were seized…
And alliances were forged.
Let’s run through all of AEW Dynamite Episode 2:
The Young Bucks vs Private Party – 1st Round of AEW Tag Team Championship Tournament
Look, I want to admit something to our readers…
The first time I watched Private Party was a few months ago.
I had no idea who they were or had any knowledge of them being around for 5 years and the first match I saw them in, I referred to them as a “bootleg version of the Street Profits”.
I now retract that judgment. This match between the Bucks and Private Party made me eat my words.
This match was the most wonderful tag team match I’ve seen in some time.
Private Party didn’t back down to the Bucks and they came out with the win with a rollup.
I will even go as far to say Private Party will be in the finals of this tournament.
Prediction: The Young Bucks
Winner: Private Party
Enter The Inner Circle
Chris Jericho comes out with his new buddies that he made last week, Santana & Ortiz, Sammy Guevara, and Jake Hager.
He basically explained how he recruited each man and then when he got to Hager, the crowd chanted “We The People”. Jericho shut that down and said that was bad creative booking from WWE, (even though he didn’t say WWE) and he said that he and his group of friends are now known as The Inner Circle.
Darby Allin vs Jimmy Havoc – Winner faces Chris Jericho for the AEW Championship Next Week
No weapons, no violence, just normal, everyday hand biting. Allin and Havoc put on a really good match with one another. They weren’t going down until they were beaten down and they gave each other all they could. In the end, Allin beat Havoc with that reverse diving cannonball of the top rope. Allin is a star and AEW is lucky to have him.
Prediction: Jimmy Havoc
Winner: Darby Allin
AEW World Women’s Champion Riho & Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D vs. Bea Priestly & Emi Sakura
The AEW Women’s Division is still taking shape and the new AEW Women’s Champion was in fine form here as Riho and Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D. got the win over Bea Priestly and Emi Sakura.
Prediction: Riho & Britt Baker
Winner: Riho & Britt Baker
Shawn Spears vs Jon Moxley
The Chair-man of AEW was out to pick up momentum but he had to beat the Lunatic Jon Moxley. Spears’ manager Tully Blanchard tried so hard to be a factor in the match but Moxley was too much and Moxley won the match with the former Deathrider DDT, now called The Paradigm Shift. After the match, Moxley was confronted by Kenny Omega but before they could come to blows, PAC attacked Omega from behind. Moxley ran PAC off and just walked past Omega.
Prediction: Jon Moxley
Winner: Jon Moxley
Hangman Page and Dustin Runnels (Rhodes) vs Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara
Two young studs and two established vets on opposite sides make for a very interesting tag team contest and for the most part it was a good match. Nothing too special but Page and Guevara got to show how they could hang with the vets. In the end, Jericho won with the Judas Effect elbow to Dustin Rhodes. After the match, Page and Jake Hager got into it, Cody came out and confronted Jericho, Santana and Ortiz got involved, MJF came out to save Cody, he got dismissed soon after, then The Young Bucks came out and helped.
And in probably one of the coolest run-outs I’ve ever seen, Darby Allin came out on a skateboard, skated down the ramp and clotheslined Jericho and pummeled him with punch after punch.
We know Allin isn’t beating Jericho but Allin is being made into a star so next week should be fun to watch.
Prediction: Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara
Winner: Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara
We continue on the road to AEW Full Gear and next week, the AEW Tag Team Tournament continues, Riho defends the AEW Women’s Championship against Britt Baker and the big match, Darby Allin challenges Chris Jericho for the AEW Championship.
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