Don’t have time to follow all of AEW’s online content? Don’t worry. We got you covered with the AEW Rewind, which will rewind through social media bits and YouTube videos from the past week to prepare you for Saturday night Dynamite.
***Reminder that Dynamite has moved to Saturday (Aug. 22) at 6 pm ET on TNT due to the NBA playoffs. Don’t take it from me. Watch Christopher Daniels explain it to himself.
DYNAMITE REMINDER@facdaniels wants to remind you (and himself) that Dynamite will air THIS SATURDAY NIGHT 6e/7c or immediately following the NBA playoffs— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) August 19, 2020
Also, next weeks episode of Dynamite will air THURSDAY 27th 8e/7c pic.twitter.com/x1TSf90InL
AEW won’t leave you hanging tonight. They are posting part one of All Out from 2019 on their YouTube channel.
TONIGHT via our Official YouTube Channel we will show PART ONE of ALL OUT 2019— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) August 19, 2020
Relive the moments from this huge PPV event!
Were you there live? Share your favorite All Out moments!
WATCH tonight at 8e/7c via the link - https://t.co/rQt36UqnNe pic.twitter.com/fZxN3j6Ap6
Chris Jericho may have made a new enemy. On the Saturday Night Special #19 podcast, he was asked about new titles coming to AEW. Jericho is satisfied with the current number of championships and also expressed his opinion about the FTW title.
Chris Jericho shares his thoughts on whether AEW needs extra titles.Posted by Heel By Nature on Monday, August 17, 2020
“So, I like the fact that in AEW we have the world title and now we have the TNT title and then we have a women’s title and tag team titles for guys. I think it should stay there. If you want to do women’s tag team titles, that’s fine. We need to expand the division a bit. But other than that, we don’t need any more titles.
The FTW title even is too much. It doesn’t mean anything. Who cares? I don’t know. That’s just me. Maybe some people care, but it seems to me it’s not even a real title. So, anyways, you don’t want to muddle it down too much.”
Upon seeing a headline that Jericho called the FTW title meaningless, Taz replied that, “We shall see about that...” Jericho was just speaking freely and not trying to be rude to the FTW title, but this is wrestling where it is common to turn a shoot into a work, brother. Once Jericho’s business concludes with Orange Cassidy, I’d love to see the Inner Circle fight Team Taz. That would be a perfect feud to shock the system and also pull Jericho out of his comedy routine with Cassidy.
Good news about MJF. He has been released from the hospital after taking a Paradigm Shift from Jon Moxley.
Candidate Friedman has finally been released from the local medical center after Dictator Jon’s ruthless Attack. Fortunately for our great company, he is in safe care and has the most quality gum on hand -Gum Guy #2#mjf2020 #notmychampion— Maxwell Jacob Friedman™️ (@The_MJF) August 18, 2020
As of this writing, MJF’s petition to ban the Paradigm Shift has 3,986 signatures. At least, MJF received an endorsement from David Arquette.
No deep thoughts from Hangman Page this week, but we do have a deep groove. If you missed the mash-up with Hangman’s theme song and the Bee Gees from AEW music man Mikey Rukus, here is a music video for you consumption.
Scorpio Sky was the guest on A Shot of Brandi (here). Sky and Brandi Rhodes drank margaritas and ate tequila lime burgers. The best part was Brandi misspeaking then a message appearing on screen, “*Drunk Brandi means ‘dredge,’ not ‘drench.’”
Being the Elite
“Gold, Man” - Being The Elite, Ep. 217 (here) featured:
- The Best Friends and Orange Cassidy were hatching another plot for murder to get Brandon Cutler. There were too many people around as witnesses. Cutler explained that he must have been hallucinating about hearing them kill Colt Cabana. Best Friends went along with that theory, but they can’t wait to kill Cutler.
- The Young Bucks went to Walmart looking for AEW action figures. No Luck. All sold out.
- In Speaking Spanglish, Santana & Ortiz were taken to court by Marko Stunt for last week’s chisme causing his Tinder analytics to plummet. Once judge Dasha Gonzalez heard it was only chisme, she sided with the Latinos. Case closed. Also in that scene, Alex Reynolds and John Silver tried to recruit Dasha into the Dark Order.
- Christopher Daniels was looking for Colt Cabana. The Bucks haven’t seen Colt in two weeks. They wondered if Kenny Omega murdered him.
- CD was back with more programming for the 50+ demo. He wore fake eyebrows and a fake mustache to discuss poison mortgage loans, but he had trouble understanding the concept.
- Matt Hardy apologized for attacking that referee last week on Dynamite. Hardy went into a rage to assault Ryzin. Matt was seeing red about Sammy Guevara.
- Matt Jackson’s 50 for 50+ segment was him narrating as Cutler built a computer. Matt also squeezed in a Randy Orton joke.
- Reynolds and Silver brainstormed for Dark Order recruits. They listed Jon Moxley, Tom Arnold, Sinbad, and Pauly Shore. Peter Avalon wanted in, but he couldn’t take the hint that they weren’t interested. Avalon didn’t want them to tell Cutler. It turned about that Cutler was the person filming the scene. Hilarity ensued as Avalon tried to deny what just happened.
- Evil Uno practiced his paper tossing for Mr. Brodie Lee. Mr. Brodie requested that Uno hit the next person that walks through the door. Uno hit Tony Schiavone. Everyone shook their head at Uno’s idiocy.
- Colt Cabana awakened from his murder. The camera was a POV angle with a golden hue. Cabana was covered in gold.
We’ll close with Allie and Veda Scott expressing gratitude for the AEW family. Allie has rebounded from a lose of confidence.
Warning, I’m in my feels...— The Bunny (@AllieWrestling) August 18, 2020
I’ve always tried to be honest with my struggles so here we go...
Last year, I was feeling pretty lost. A piece of my confidence was missing and I felt like an imposter. I was doubting myself and the work I had put into wrestling. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/O4dn0bpjy2
I was afraid to admit how shaky my confidence was, how unsure of myself I was feeling. I thought if I just kept faking it, I would overcome it and I would be fine. That didn’t work.— The Bunny (@AllieWrestling) August 18, 2020
What DID help was communicating how I was feeling to my friends, loved ones & coaches.
It took a lot of work but I’m finally feeling like myself again.— The Bunny (@AllieWrestling) August 18, 2020
I feel incredibly blessed to work for a company where people care about me and want to help me be my best.
I tear up after every match because I’m just so happy to be wrestling.
Brandi Rhodes will probably take credit for that as well. I’m kidding, but this Nightmare Sisters story spawned by Brandi has had more benefits than drawbacks. Allie is back in the game, Brandi is oodles of fun as a blowhard, and there is also The Deadly Draw women’s tag team tournament.
Veda Scott is grateful for the opportunity on commentary. She has handled the analyst role for The Deadly Draw and joined Tony Schiavone and Taz last night on Dark.
These past few months, I’ve been wondering if it was time to just give up. I’m really glad I didn’t.— Veda Scott (@itsvedatime) August 19, 2020
Thank you @AEWrestling and @TonyKhan for giving me this chance on #AEWDark tonight. Thank you Taz and Tony for sharing the desk with me.
And thank YOU for watching! pic.twitter.com/aVUWHV9yk3
Three cheers for Brandi Rhodes and all the good that has come from her contributions.