AEW Dynamite Review 10.16.19 w/Justin C

SCU come out for their tag team match, but Penta and Fenix attack them from behind. Penta package piledrives Daniels on the ramp. I hope they aren’t trying to make Penta and Fenix heels. I know they were attacked a couple weeks ago but still. Scorpio Sky makes the save and takes Daniels place in the tag team tournament match.

Tag Team Tournament: Best Friends vs Scorpio Sky and Kazarian

Best Friends use the beatdown to their advantage early on. Chuckie T takes off Sky’s shoe and bites his foot. Berretta spears Kazarian on the outside. Best Friends hit a double suplex on Kazarian off the top. Kazarian ducks a corner dive and makes the tag to Scorpio Sky. He lands some dropkicks but goes for a catapult to the outside but Chuckie T knocks him down. Chuckie T goes for a dive but Sky pulls Berretta in his way. Kazarian then takes out Chuckie T and Scorpio Sky takes out both Best Friends after. Scorpio Sky gets his other shoe back and the crowd pops. Best Friends regain control. Kazarian gets almost dropped on his head on a German suplex. Scorpio Sky breaks up the Best Friends Hug, but they do it after dumping Sky. Best Friends hit a Doomsday Knee but only get two. Sky blocks a piledriver on the apron and sends Chuckie T into the barricade. Back in the ring, Berretta eats a piledriver/dropkick combo and SCU gets the win.

WINNERS: Kazarian and Scorpio Sky- Match seemed a bit clunky and didn’t have a great flow to it. Also if this were WWE, people would be complaining about the replacement here.

Santana and Ortiz vs John Silver and Alex Reynolds

This is the definition of a squash match. Santana and Ortiz get the win in quick fashion.

WINNERS: Santana and Ortiz

Chris Jericho appears on the tron and says Santana and Ortiz want The Young Bucks at Full Gear.

Cody video package. Pretty well produced. AEW isn’t lacking in that department.

AEW Women’s Championship: Riho (c) vs Dr. Britt Baker

After a clean break in the ropes, Baker hits a couple armdrag take downs. Baker then goes for Lock Jaw but Riho gets to the ropes. Riho rolls to the apron and they exchange punches. They end up on the top. Riho knocks Baker off and hits a crossbody but Riho rolls through. They fight for position. Riho gets through a roll through and hits a double stomp then a dropkick. Baker moves out of the way of a top rope double stomp and just connects on a slingblade. Baker hits a TKO and a running single leg dropkick for two. Baker hits a Fisherman’s neckbreaker for two. Riho comes back with a Northern Lights suplex for two. Riho applies a single leg crab with an ankle lock. Baker gets to the ropes. Riho jumps right to the top and hits a double stomp off the top for two. Baker ducks a running knee. Baker hits a rip cord elbow then a Fisherman’s suplex into Lock Jaw. As Baker tries to get her hand in Riho’s mouth, Riho counters into a pin for the win.

WINNER and STILL AEW Women’s Champion: Riho- Riho did her best to make the match work but it was a bit rough around the edges.

Tag Team Tournament: Jungle Boy and Marco Stunt vs Lucha Brothers

Luchasaurus is out due to an injury. Penta taunts Stunt early on. Stunt bites Penta’s fingers. Stunt gets tossed onto Fenix but he hits a DDT, then a hurricarrana onto Penta. Stunt hits a dive to the outside. Stunt hits a 619 on Penta. Stunt runs into a superkick from Penta. Fenix comes in and hits a springboard enziguri on Stunt on top into an armdrag on Jungle Boy. Feniz takes out Jungle Boy. Penta hits a package driver for two. Penta and Fenix take turns chopping the shit out of Stunt during a picture in picture commercial. Stunt eventually hits a leg lariat and tags Jungle Boy. Jungle Boy get some offense in. Stunt hits a 450 and Jungle Boy a running shooting star on Fenix for two. Fenix hits a Destoryer on Jungle Boy. Penta hits the armbreaker on Stunt. Fenix and Penta hit a Double Stomp/Package Piledriver for the win.

WINNERS: Lucha Brothers- At least the match was fast paced. I don’t mind a lot of Indie stuff but Stunt is one of the things I’m not a fan of. At least the right team won.

PAC and Jon Moxley vs Hangman Page and Kenny Omega

It’s WWE vs AEW! Omega and Moxley exchange chops as PAC and Page brawl on the outside. Page comes back in and lands a kick to Moxley. PAC tags himself in and hits a step up enziguri. Omega comes back with a boot in the corner and a leapfrog bulldog. PAC backs Omega into the corner and Moxley tags himself in. Moxley works Omega over before the hot tag to Page. Page hits a crossbody onto PAC on the outside then back in the ring on Moxley. A boot sends Moxley to the outside. Page goes to the top but PAC distracts him, allowing Moxley to shove Page off the top. PAC takes care of Omega on the outside as Moxley works over Page in the ring. Page gets worked over during the break until getting the hot tag to Omega. Omega hits the You Can’t Escape then a couple of snap dragon suplexes on both men. Omega hits the Terminator Dive on PAC. Moxley hits a dive of his own then Page hits a moonsault on PAC and Moxley.

Back in the ring, Page and Omega hit corner moves on PAC. Omega hits a buckle bomb into a spinning forearm onto PAC. Moxley breaks up the pin. Moxley hits a Boss Man Slam on Page but Omega hits a V Trigger on Moxley. Page takes out PAC with a dive to the outside. Moxley and Omega exchange kicks and chops. Omega hits a knee but Moxley hits a lariat. Omega gets the barbed wire broom and Moxley the barbed wire bat. The ref kind of just bails. PAC takes away both weapons because he doesn’t want a DQ. Moxley DDT’s PAC after a middle finger. Page hits a Buckshot Lariat. Omega finishes it up with a V Trigger then Page hits Dead Eye for the win.

WINNERS: Kenny Omega and Hangman Page- Solid tag team match. Page and Omega needed a win and they did it in a way where it protected PAC.

AEW Championship: Chris Jericho (c) vs Darby Allin

Allin hits a dive to the outside onto Jericho. Jericho takes him out back in the ring with a clothesline in the corner. Darby ducks another one and uses his speed to hit a Canadian Destroyer. But Jericho recovers with another clothesline. Jericho tosses Allin knee first into the post. Back from break Jericho has a kendo stick and is joking out Allin. Allin catches Jericho coming off the top and uses the kendo stick on Jericho. Allin goes for an armbar but Jericho counters into the Walls. Allin gets to the ropes which somehow counts as a break. Allin hits a crossbody for two. Jericho gets back to the Walls again and again we have a rope break. This time the crowd chants “It’s A Street Fight.” Jericho tapes Allin’s hands behind his back and tosses him around. Allin ducks a corner charge and hits a springboard moonsault and follows it up with a dive through the ropes to the outside. Allin hits another dive in the ring. But Jericho catches him with a lariat then drops him on the skateboard for two. Jericho grabs a chair, but Allin smacks it in Jericho’s face. Allin goes to the top, but Hager comes out and punches Allin. Jericho applies the Walls and Allin submits.

WINNER and STILL AEW Champion: Chris Jericho- Certainly not the match I was hoping for. Two rope breaks and a move behind the ref’s back in a Street Fight. I don’t like the tying the hands behind the back. Let Allin get his full compliment of offense in and don’t limit him.

Overall, this was a pretty weak show outside of the Moxley/PAC vs Page/Omega match. It was their weakest show yet.

Until Next Time,

Justin C

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