All Elite Wrestling comes our way from Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati. At All Out, Jurassic Express & The Best Friends defeated Hardy Family Office. Miro narrowly defeated Eddie Kingston due to some shoddy reffing. Satoshi Kojima lost to Jon Moxley, but Jon Moxley still walked away beaten by the hands of Minoru Suzuki. Britt Baker put a stop to Kris Statlander’s championship invasion. The Lucha Brothers became the new AEW tag team champions after a bloody, brutal cage match. Ruby Soho debuted and won the Casino Battle Royale, earning herself a title opportunity. Chris Jericho lived to wrestle another day. CM Punk won his first match back after seven years away. Paul Wight punched out QT Marshall. Kenny Omega defeated Christian Cage to retain the world heavyweight championship, and Adam Cole (BayBay) and Bryan Danielson made their AEW status officially known.
This Week’s Headliner:
Jon Moxley is in a feud with the entire wrestling contingent of Japan. He defeated the legendary Satoshi Kojima at All Out, but his celebration was cut short with Minoru Suzuki’s music hit. The crowd went wild, and Moxley got that “oh, this one is gonna hurt, but I’m going to like it” look on his face.
Moxley and Suzuki already have history from their feud in Japan, but it’s a smart move on AEW’s part to bring that electric chemistry to the States. There are so many unknowns when watching a Moxley or Suzuki match - they are both certifiable - but the one thing that we know for sure is that this match will be both extraordinarily violent and utterly fantastic.
The Title Scene:
World Champion Kenny Omega has a lot of juggling to do this week. First, he has to soothe his Elite compatriots’ feelings after their big tag team loss. Then, he has to refold Adam Cole into the Elite organization without losing his top spot, and, finally, he has to deal with the new championship threats like Bryan Danielson and CM Punk. Not to mention, there is still the threat of a certain millennial cowboy eventually returning and taking his championship. What can you say? It’s hard out here for a champ!
After a brutal match, the Lucha Bros are officially the new Tag Team Champions. They have been one of the main building blocks in the AEW tag division, and it was a historic and beautiful bloody moment on Sunday when they won. Tonight expect a celebration and some hints at the new direction the tag team division will be headed.
The World Women’s Champion, Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D won her match against Kris Stadtlander at All Out, but, as they say, there is no rest for the wicked, and she already has a new challenger lined up and ready to go. Ruby Soho delighted the wrestling world when she debuted at All Out and won the Casino Battle Royale, earning her a championship spot. Tonight Ruby makes her Dynamite debut as she takes on one of Dr. Baker’s esteemed colleagues, Jamie Hayter. Ruby has a lot to prove and a whole faction to work through to do it.
Technically, the TNT Champion Miro won his bout with Eddie Kingston. BUT there was a moment in the match when Eddie would’ve won had Bryce not been fixing the turnbuckle. So really, Eddie Kingston deserves a rematch. Thank god!
Other things to keep an eye on:
-Back to your regularly scheduled programming, i.e., trying to keep Cody vs. Malakai relevant without giving us Cody vs. Malakai. Tonight, Cody’s big bro will face off with Malakai Black. RIP Dustin.
-There is absolutely no way Bryan Danielson doesn’t get a spot on the first Dynamite since his debut at All Out.
-Jericho has to have a least one gloating segment right?
Tune into AEW on TNT at 8pm ET to see how all this plays out.