Thursday, June 11, 2020

AEW Dynamite (June 10th, 2020): Stuff Happens And That's Okay.

For whatever reason, I feel compelled to talk about this latest edition of Dynamite... which means whatever was supposed to be up today and tomorrow will be pushed back to the weekend.

FTR (which stands for FUCK THE REVIVAL... or not) defeated the Butcher and the Blade in the opening match with a spike piledriver to the blade. Well, it's a strong debut for FTR and here's hoping they'll be somewhat major players in the tag team ranks... or at least in a better position than where they were in their previous place of employment.

Penelope Ford/Nyla Rose defeated Kris Stadtlander/Hikaru Shida with Ford hitting a fisherman’s suplex on Shida for the win... and I'm a bit sour because we pinned the champ... then I remembered Scorpio Sky pinned Jericho once upon a time when he was Le Champion and suddenly I don't feel so bad, because this means a future title shot for Ford.

Meanwhile, Darby Allin hangs out with Tony Hawk... yes, that Tony Hawk.

Meanwhile, we get another brilliant Britt Baker promo. No, fuck off. I'm not recapping. Look it up yourself and see how great she is at being a role model.

Best Friends and Orange Cassidy defeated Santana and Ortiz and Jake Hager in a pretty standard tag match... and then the In A Circle people beat up Cassidy, busting him open and then Jericho emerges from the commentary booth (yes, Jericho was doing commentary and he was great as usual) and juices Orange with oranges... yes, Jericho vs. Cassidy is going to be a thing, why do you ask?

There is an altercation between MJF and Billy w/ Austin Gunn. They has match next week.

Sammy Guevara defeated Colt Cabana in a thing that happened... but at least Sammy won something, right? And then the Dark Order shows up and Mr. Brodie Lee helps Colt up. Colt follows the Dark Order to Mr. Brodie Lee's office and... well, that's a thing that happened. Meanwhile, Sammy is running his mouth until Matt Hardy shows up with a couple character transformations and things of that nature. So I guess it's Matt vs. Sammy, eh? Cool.

Meanwhile, AEW World Champion Jon Moxley is interviewed by Alex Marvez, which leads to a spat between Mox and Taz... which then leads to Brian Cage beating up on Mox before powerbombing him onto a car. Simple, straightforward storytelling to build towards a big time championship match.

TNT Champion Cody defeated Private Party's Marq Quen via leglock submission to retain the title in a thing that happened. Honestly, I wasn't into this match, partly because when you have the guy with the leg injury doing flips and flops like he's perfectly fine, it kills the suspension of disbelief. Leg injuries are a bitch; they reduce your mobility depending on how bad they are. The last thing you should be doing is flips and flops. Nothing against Marq Quen; he's athletic as hell and has a big personality befitting the gimmick, but he's not quite there on the wrestling and selling aspect.

And then Jake Hager shows up, beats up Arn, and spinebusts Cody... there's your next TNT title challenger, Cody. Show over.

Not much else to say here. The show took place, stuff happened, and there was some wrestling. Other than the main event, I had no issues with this show and that's perfectly fine.

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