AEW Dynamite preview: Hangman Page's next challenger revealed; CM Punk's undefeated streak to end tonight? (January 12, 2022)

Hangman Page (left) and CM Punk (right)
Hangman Page (left) and CM Punk (right)
Sidharth Sachdeva

AEW Dynamite's debut on the TBS network was viewed as a success. The flagship show garnered over a million views thanks to several high-profile matches.

The company will now shift its focus to this week's Dynamite, which will emanate from the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. Tony Khan has lined up a few buzzworthy bouts that will keep fans on the edge of their seats.

With the Revolution pay-per-view less than two months away, the buildup to some money feuds will likely get kickstarted.

Let's dive into what the company could have in store for us tonight.

#5 Hangman Page's next challenger could get revealed on AEW Dynamite

Hangman Page had his first successful title defense after defeating Bryan Danielson in a gruesome encounter on AEW Dynamite last week. The American Dragon can no longer demand a rematch now.

The company will most likely determine Page's next challenger via its official ranking system. As of this writing, Adam Cole has claimed the top spot, suggesting that the former NXT Champion could be next in line.

Since Cole is a heel persona, he can act as a formidable challenger to Page. The two men have a rich history dating back to their days on the independent circuit.

Page and Cole could renew their feud, starting with an intense confrontation on AEW Dynamite tonight. Plus, fans have been eagerly waiting to see The Panama City Playboy engage in blockbuster rivalries, and this could be one of them.

With The Young Bucks also teasing their return, it will be interesting to see what role they will play against The Anxious Millennial Cowboy, who was once a part of their group.

#4 CM Punk vs. Wardlow on AEW Dynamite

CM Punk and Wardlow will square off against each other for the first time on AEW tonight. Mr. Mayhem will by far be Punk's most difficult challenge since returning to professional wrestling last year.

Wardlow has squashed every opponent who has stepped up against him in recent weeks. His undeniable strength and size will make him favorite to walk out victorious this week. With the odds against The Straight Edge Superstar, one would wonder if the company will end his undefeated streak tonight?

MJF could play a pivotal role in changing the outcome of the bout, possibly in a similar way to how Punk cost The Pinnacle leader his match against Captain Shawn Dean last week.

Regardless of how the result pans out, fans will be in for a treat to watch Punk against Wardlow.

#3 Hikaru Shida vs. Serena Deeb on AEW Dynamite

Hikaru Shida and Serena Deeb will collide in another singles match, continuing their months-long feud in All Elite Wrestling. The two women had already finished their trilogy at Winter is Coming, where Shida defeated Deeb for the second time.

Despite suffering back-to-back losses against the Japanese star, the former WWE Superstar bluntly stated that Shida is yet to pin her decisively. After all, the latter had picked up roll-up victories over Deeb.

A vengeful Serena Deeb will be eyeing a chance to settle her score with Shida at 2-2 tonight.

#2 Powerhouse Hobbs vs. Dante Martin on AEW Dynamite

Another match pitting Dante Martin against Powerhouse Hobbs will go down tonight on AEW Dynamite. The 20-year old star has engaged in a heated rivalry with Team Taz ever since turning on Ricky Starks last month.

While Starks had already taken revenge by costing Martin against MJF, the rivalry doesn't seem to be ending soon. Hobbs has the ability to dismantle his opponents, and Martin has incredible high-flying technique. Hence, both men will try to maximize their respective strengths and gain the upper hand.

Ricky Starks could be lurking ringside to cause a distraction. Will Lio Rush return tonight to level the playing field? Fans will have to wait and find out tonight.

#1 Daniel Garcia vs. Sammy Guevara (c) - Interim TNT Championship match on AEW Dynamite

Sammy Guevara will put his interim TNT Championship on the line against Daniel Garcia tonight.

The two men had a massive tussle following Guevara's win over Dustin Rhodes last week. Although it is unlikely that a title will change hands this soon, fans can expect a breath-taking performance from these rising stars tonight.

It seems like a filler feud for The Spanish God until Cody Rhodes returns to resume his rivalry with Guevara. If Guevara retains his interim TNT title tonight, the company can set up a match between Rhodes and him in the future to determine the Undisputed TNT Champion.

Now that you have finished reading the preview. Click here to check out bold predictions for Dynamite tonight.

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Edited by Vishal Kataria
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