AEW Dynamite really did not have too many weak segments this week. Also, it was great to see the Sportskeeda team, which usually picked a team during the Wednesday Night wars, enjoying both shows.
If there's any criticism for AEW Dynamite this week, it is that the result of every contest was predictable. You knew who would be walking out as the victor going into each and every match.
As always, feel free to leave a comment and let us know what you thought of AEW Dynamite. Did you find it as enjoyable as this reviewer did or did you think that there was room for improvement on the show?
Presenting the 'Best and Worst' of AEW Dynamite.
#1 Best: Miro continues to cut gripping AEW Dynamite promos
It is safe to say that the wrestling world unanimously agrees that Miro deserves better. He has deserved better for most of his wrestling career and the way in which he's been booked both on RAW and AEW Dynamite thus far did him no favors.
Thankfully, we've seen a (with all due respect to Jon Moxley) paradigm shift in Miro's behavior where he's gone from a comedy character with Kip Sabian and Penelope Ford to an unstoppable and scary monster. It doesn't make sense to do Kenny Omega vs. Miro, considering both men are heels, but a feud between Darby Allin and Miro could be money!
Of course, MJF and Chris Jericho also cut great promos on AEW Dynamite, but that was a given. These are two men who're at the top of their game in terms of mic skills, and each got his message across in a truly compelling manner.
Could Miro destroy Darby Allin once he's done with Ethan Page and Sky?
#1 Worst: Why didn't AEW Dynamite make a bigger deal out of the Rebellion main event match?
The face of AEW Dynamite, Kenny Omega, could potentially lose the AEW Championship to Rich Swann at Rebellion this weekend! It was odd to see such a momentous match not being highlighted in a bigger way during the show.
Even if Kenny Omega goes into the upcoming match as the overwhelming favorite, he's still defending the AEW World Championship against the Champion of another promotion. Ideally, Rich Swann should have shown up on the go-home show of AEW Dynamite before Rebellion and involved himself in the proceedings in some way.
The entirety of this feud has played out on IMPACT Wrestling and it's almost like AEW Dynamite has washed its hands clean off this feud. The whole idea of the forbidden door gets diluted when it's just confined to one network.
In any case, do you guys think Kenny Omega will lose the AEW World Championship to Rich Swann this weekend? Or will Kenny Omega become the IMPACT World Champion?
#2 Best: Two excellent title matches on AEW Dynamite and two great post-match segments too
Tay Conti has really found her footing in AEW Dynamite and proved her detractors in WWE wrong. It's crazy to think that Conti's previous place of employment could not see any equity in someone who looks like her, works like her, and has a natural connection with the crowd. Hikaru Shida had yet another great match, and her feud with Dr. Britt Baker DMD is guaranteed to be entertaining.
But it was the main event match that stole the show. Darby Allin and Jungle Boy are two young men who can commandeer All Elite Wrestling to new heights in the days that follow. The segment that played out after the AEW Dynamite main event with Sting and Lance Archer was just as interesting, advancing their ongoing story.
Both title matches were as good in this reviewer's opinion. But let us know which one you liked better in the comments section below. Where does Jungle Boy go from here, in your opinion?
#2 Worst: For a change, AEW Dynamite shows no love to the tag team division
There was no tag team match on AEW Dynamite which was a rarity for the promotion. All Elite Wrestling has always prided itself on how much it values tag team wrestling and for them to not have a tag match on AEW Dynamite this week was just weird. Will tag team wrestling just be put on the back-burner as we head towards Blood and Guts?
Tony Khan has such a deep roster that two hours of AEW Dynamite may not be enough to showcase his wealth of talent. However, one tag team match an episode may not necessarily be too much to ask for. Remember how crazy the tag team matches with Kenny Omega and Hangman Page used to be in the early days of AEW Dynamite?
Doesn't the tag team division also seem a little weaker than before ever since The Young Bucks have gone heel? Maybe Santana and Ortiz, or Sammy and Hager need to remind the Bucks that they have a target on their backs.
#3 Best/Worst: Hangman Page and Ricky Starks tear it up to open AEW Dynamite this week
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Hangman Page vs. Ricky Starks was a great way to kick off AEW Dynamite this week. It was a very different kind of match from the fare we're used to, the million-miles-an-hour style we've come to know and love in the opening contest of every single show. Both men are stars and it will be interesting to see where Hangman Page goes from here.
Dark Order vs. Team Taz seems like the clear road forward on AEW Dynamite, which presents many possibilities. Yes, there are far too many teams, stables, and factions on the show, but as long as Tony Khan can keep it interesting, nobody should really mind it. What do you think?