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AEW Dynamite: 4/27/2022

credit from: WrestleZone

It’s Wednesday night and you know what that means! It’s Dynamite time, and my goodness what a show it was. A classic opening match that brought back classic technical wrestling between two friends, a final chapter (hopefully) to an amazing women’s rivalry and a crazy ladder main event match to close the show!

Match 1: Owen Hart Tournament Qualifier; Dax Harwood vs Cash Wheeler. (Rating:4/5)

This match was basically a love letter to Bret “the Hitman” Hart, and did it show with the moves FTR did to each other… but I can’t complain because this was amazing. This was their first single’s match together and both men definitely know each other so well due to their chemistry as a tag team, but it just goes to show you that they’ve got (dare I say it?) better chemistry as opponents! Dax Harwood ended up scoring the victory via pinfall and thus is advancing in the Owen Hart tournament!

Post match segment:

CM Punk was also calling commentary for this amazing match up between Harwood and Wheeler and following the match, he got the microphone and made his way down the ramp. It became official that at next month’s Double or Nothing payperview we’d get to see Punk face Hangman Adam Page for the AEW world heavyweight championship, which led to Punk to proclaim he’d be walking out of Las Vegas as the NEW world champion! This match is going to deliver, ugh! So cool!

Match 2: Lance Archer vs Wardlow. (Rating:3.5/5)

Yet another hoss fest for Wardlow, and this was definitely miles better than the one against AFO’s Butcher. One cool note to make is how MJF is making Wardlow come out to no music whatsoever. That isn’t the real thing, rather it’s Wardlow’s entrance itself that just screams intensity as he comes out in chains with police officers escorting him; similarly to WWE’s Kane back in 2003 after he was unmasked for the first time. Real fun match against Archer which saw both men being on par with one another! It was so intense to the point that Wardlow had to use a Swanton Bomb off the top rope to at least try to put way Lance to no avail. Ultimately, Mr. Mayhem got the win after a Powerbomb Symphony for the pinfall victory. And later on in the night it’s revealed that next week Wardlow would be facing IMPACT’s W. Morrisey, formerly known as Big Cass in WWE!

Match 3: Philadelphia Street Fight; Serena Deeb vs Hikaru Shida. (Rating:4/5)

I love both these female competitors! They work very well together and their chemistry is out of this world amazing, but this HAS to be the end of this feud. It just needs to, and again it’s nothing against both women: it’s been dragged on for this long and both Serena and Shida should definitely seek their eyes on either the TBS or AEW women’s championships respectably. As far as street fights go, this wasn’t so extreme in the sense of both ladies destroyed one another with weapons but considering the fact that they’ve faced each other five times in total now, both Deeb and Hikaru know what they had to do to get the win. And Serena was the winner of his after forcing Shida to tap with a Dean Malenko-like Cloverleaf. Women’s wrestling absolutely rules.

Main Event: TNT Championship Ladder Match; Sammy Guevara (c) vs Scorpio Sky. (Rating:4/5)

At Battle of the Belts, a double turn was teased. Sammy Guevara seemed to have turned heel after low-blowing Sky to win back the TNT championship, thus making Scorpio a babyface once again because of the shenanigans. Last week Guevara and Tay Conti came out to celebrate the win with a mixed reaction; but this week? Boos GALORE for Sammy and Tay, and they both know that they’ve both just become the most hated wrestlers on the AEW roster (alongside Maxwell Jacob Friedman of course). Sky came out to a loud ovation and the match went underway! Bumps off the ladder, a barbed wire ladder came into play, both Tay and Paige Vanzant got involved making sure their respected partners would get the win; and as it turned out, SCORPIO SKY ended up winning back his TNT championship, becoming a two time champion in the process! This was a fun but scary match and I’m glad that Sky once again won the TNT title, but the fact that Guevara held this title for such little time puts a light on things on how Sammy shouldn’t have been the one to win at BOTB 2.

Final Rating:4/5