Grading AEW Dynamite (November 6)
Cody's Announcement - A
We were told that Cody was going to make a "career-changing" announcement on last night's Dynamite, and he didn't disappoint us. After pointing out the history of active competitors in management positions, he said that he would learn from the mistakes of the past. As such, if he failed to capture the AEW Championship from Chris Jericho on Saturday, he would never compete for it again.
Cody said he didn't view this as an impediment, because he was going to show the "carny succubus" Jericho how wrong he was about his generation and would capture the title.
As Cody's final push to Full Gear, this did everything it needed to do, and raised the stakes of their match even further.
Private Party vs. The Dark Order - A
As many expected, the Lucha Bros will face SCU again for the tag team titles at Full Gear - but with a twist. There was a match to determine the bronze medal winner of the tag team tournament between Private Party and the Dark Order, the two semifinalist teams. The winner would advance to Full Gear and make it a triple threat tag team match.
It was an explosive match and much to the delight of the crowd, Private Party won. It was the right call. They're the fastest rising tag team in the company, so giving them a spot on pay per view was a smart move.
I suspect that they're going to take the pin on Saturday, but it's still going to be a fantastic match, and Private Party is better off no matter what happens.