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AEW Dynamite preview (April 7, 2021): Friend or Foe?

Tonight All Elite Wrestling comes our way from Jacksonville, Florida. Last week, Christian Cage made his AEW in-ring debut defeating Frankie Kazarian, Darby Allin made an art film to call out Matt Hardy, QT Marshell led the Nightmare Factory students in a revolt against the Nightmare Family, Jon Moxley defeated Cezar Bononi in singles competition, The Inner Circle violently took back their dressing room, Don Callis tried to guilt Matt Jackson into feeling bad about leaving Kenny in the dust, The Lucha Bros lost their match against Kenny & The Good Brothers in high flying action, The Young Bucks sided with Jon Moxley, The Bunny duped Tay Conti for the W, and Trent returned (thank you Sue!) to help his pals beat Miro & Kip in a crazy arcade match.

This Week’s Headliner:

The AEW World Champion Kenny Omega has been on a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. Sure, he’s got his Bullet Club pals, The Good Brothers, in his corner, and he’ll always have Don Callis vouching for him, but his “best friends” The Young Bucks have seemingly turned their backs on him. Tonight The Bucks are teaming with Jon Moxley to take on the champ and The Good Brothers, proverbially putting a nail in the coffin of their friendship. Or are they?

If there is one thing The Young Bucks excel at, it’s surprising their partners with a couple of superkicks and betraying them. Kenny and The Bucks have oodles and oodles of history, and The Bucks are, frankly, the best when they are heels.

Tonight we find out if the Bucks truly are done with Kenny Omega. Jon Moxley better keep his head on a swivel.

The Title Scene:

Last week Tay Conti teamed up with the AEW Women’s Champion, Hikaru Shida to take on The Bunny and Nyla Rose. Unfortunately for Conti, she lost the match after The Bunny whapped her on her noggin with a kendo stick. Tonight, Tay Conti looks for some revenge on the Bunny while the actual champion does....????

Best case scenario, Tay Conti wins and decides it’s high time she gets a championship match, and we can move into a program with Shida and Conti. Conti has been putting in the work, and the rankings (lol) prove it. Shida needs to be unseated as champ. She’s excellent, but clearly, the writers don’t know what to do with her. Plus, a Dark Order women’s champion sounds pretty good to me!

Whatever happens, rejoice! We get to see The Bunny wrestle two times in a row!

TNT Championship Darby Allin continues to defend his title in an open challenge. Tonight he takes on former Evolve champ JD Drake. It’s cool to see this mid-card title belt being used to introduce new talent, but the real focus here is going to be whether or not Matt Hardy interferes/has any response to emo Allin’s art film.

Other Things to Keep an Eye On:

-In a blatant attempt to win the rating war against NXT Takeover, Mike Tyson is back! Doing what? Who knows!

-The Inner Circle made quite the comeback last week when they violently kicked The Pinnacle out of their dressing room. Jericho gave MJF a swirly! Tonight, The Inner Circle are making good on their threat of “the worst is yet to come.” Blood & Guts, here we gooooooo!

-Hangman Page battles Max Caster tonight in singles action. Admit it. You wanna hear Hangman Page spit rhymes.

-In honor of the cinematic powerhouse, Godzilla vs. Kong, Jurassic Express will battle it out with Bear Country. I haven’t seen the movie yet. Does Kong throw Godzilla’s tiny friend around like trash too?

-Trent and Kris Statlander are back! Give them all the matches!

-QT Marshall presumably explains his actions. Idk; sounds like a bathroom break to me.


Tune into AEW on TNT at 8 p.m. EST to see how this all plays out!