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Hangman Page’s mystery partner was a letdown

AEW promoted tonight’s (Mar. 11) main event on Dynamite to feature a MYSTERY PARTNER for Hangman Page, in a battle against Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara. His normal tag partner, Kenny Omega, was unavailable to compete due to inury.

Page completely rejected the idea of choosing Matt Jackson as his partner, which left the door open for most of the episode. But once Nick Jackson was sent away on an ambulance due to a backstage attack from the Inner Circle, Dustin Rhodes decided to don the paint and angrily declare that he was going to be Page’s mystery partner, whether Hangman liked it or not.

Considering Rhodes’ spot in AEW as the older star who is there to help make new stars, he was a letdown as the mystery reveal, even though he’s a relevant player in the battle between The Elite and the Inner Circle. Rhodes wasn’t the most exciting choice, but that didn’t stop AEW from giving us the usual team-based chaos between The Inner Circle and The Elite, after Page picked up the win by pinning Guevara.

When the match was over, the Inner Circle jumped the babyfaces. Kenny Omega came out with his broken hand to try to even the odds, but he took a Judas Effect. Cody then ran out for a brief flurry before he was neutralized by Jake Hager. The Inner Circle tried to repeat last week’s triple powerbomb spot off the stage, this time with Page as the victim, but a fired up Matt Jackson made the save, looking for some retribution on his brother’s behalf. Jackson then flipped Page off, Jericho came back in with a steel chair attack to take out the babyfaces, and the heels stood tall.

And with that, AEW delivered a wild finish to add some heat to the upcoming Blood & Guts match on Mar. 25 between The Inner Circle and The Elite.

What did you think of the closing angle on Dynamite?

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