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AEW Dynamite:3/16/2022

credit from: WrestleZone

It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! It’s a luck of the Irish episode of AEW’s flagship show, Dynamite and what a stacked card it was. Tag matches, a reunion match for a legendary tag team, a certain powerhouse trying to capture the TNT championship and the hometown heroine getting a chance to dethrone the longest reigning AEW Women’s champion; it was truly an amazing show! So let’s not waste any more time and dive in straight to the action with…

Match 1: 6 Man Tag Team Match; ReDragon and Adam Cole vs Jurassic Express and Hangman Adam Page. (Rating:3.5/5)

A trios tag match to kick off Dynamite, and even though the match went a bit longer than it should’ve there were some awesome and breathtaking moments! With the Hangman and Adam Cole feud seeming to continue and seeing as ReDragon and Jurassic Express are also not finished with each other following Revolution, it made sense for this 6 man tag to happen: and honestly this was the best way to do this. A triple Moonsault in stereo by Page and the Dinosaur boys, a double Doomsday Device to O’Reilly and Fish; the babyfaces never cease to amaze the fans! Unfortunately their momentum turned a 180 turn after Cole managed to drop the Boom on Jungle Boy for the pinfall victory. I really enjoyed this opener.

Match 2: Tag Team Match; Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley vs Chuck Taylor and Wheeler Yuta. (Rating: 3.75/5)

This was a match that made a star out of one person in particular, and it wasn’t Moxley nor Danielson. Wheeler Yuta, despite him being the one to tap out to Moxley, took an absolute beating from both Moxley and Danielson without backing down whatsoever! Bryan and Jon once again proved why them becoming a tag team was done perfectly after Revolution and with them facing a team that do have some credibility such as the Best Friends’ Yuta and Taylor, Moxley and Danielson are well on their way to possibly become tag team champions down the line. After the match, Wheeler Yuta went back to the ring and squared up to William Regal after Regal gave the young upstart props on commentary. And after being slapped in the face by the legend, Yuta leaves the ring; and it seems that the trio of Regal, Mox and Danielson were really impressed by Wheeler’s guts.

Match 3: TNT Championship Match; Scorpio Sky (c) vs Wardlow. (Rating:2.75/5)

Finally, Wardlow’s getting his first solo championship match! Did it live up to the expectations? Well, the end result was predictable but it was still a solid match nonetheless. This was Wardlow’s first match also as a face and he was still doing Wardlow things: kept tossing Sky around like it was nothing, gave the man powerbombs left and right and it all seemed to go well up until Shawn Spears made his way down the ramp. Distracting Wardlow, Spears stared the big man down for one MJF to hit and run Wardlow, chop blocking the man’s bad leg. After going back to the ring, Scorpio rolled Wardlow up for the pinfall victory. Following the match, American’s Top Team, MJF and Shawn Spears gave Wardlow the biggest beatdown of his career so far. The seeds are slowly growing and eventually we’re gonna get MJF and Wardlow’s match.

Match 4: Tag Team Match; Private Party vs the Hardy Boyz. (Rating:3/5)

For the first time since 2019, the Hardy brothers, Matt and Jeff, are teaming up with each other for what seems to be the final time in their illustrious careers. Seeing the Hardys wrestle their first team in the Private Party on an AEW was kind of poetic in a way, as Private Party do give off the vibes of a younger Hardys/Team Extreme from during the Attitude Era. Matt looked good but the real star in this was of course Brother Nero as this was Jeff’s first match in a good couple of months since that house show at WWE. And with one Twist of Fate/Swanton Bomb combo, Jeff picks up the win for his team to a really loud reaction. San Antonio was HOT and electric with these reactions!

Main Event: Steel Cage Match for the AEW Women’s Championship; Britt Baker (c) vs Thunder Rosa. (Rating:4/5)

Main event time! Hometown girl Thunder Rosa battled a violent WAR against Dr Britt Baker for the AEW Women’s championship, which was contested under the first ever women’s steel cage match. With this being the third steel cage match in AEW’s history, this match wasn’t as good as the Young Bucks/Lucha Brothers cage match last year for the tag team titles, however I did enjoy the women’s one more than the first cage match which had Wardlow battle against Cody. Blood was gushing out of both women’s faces, chairs were used, thumbtacks even got involved one Fire Thunder Driver atop the thumbtacks later; Thunder Rosa pins Baker for the 1,2,3 to become the NEW AEW women’s champion to such a thunderous ovation! Blood, sweat and tears; all the hard work Rosa has given to AEW had finally paid off! She definitely deserves it.

Final Rating:4/5