Frankie Kazarian is a man on a mission. That mission is to collect vengeance from the Elite. AEW’s Road to Dynamite showcased Kaz training like a badass in the desert.
"You can't fight the desert. You have to ride with it.” pic.twitter.com/qZjIltGn1o— Frankie Kazarian (@FrankieKazarian) June 18, 2021
I love training montages. Needless to say, this one brings a smile to my face. The music was a great match to the landscape. Kaz breaking into a full sprint is the ‘heck yeah’ moment for me. The visceral connection was perfectly achieved to build anticipation of seeing Kaz fulfill his goal of eradicating the Elite. I do have to question his motives of pounding sound. It looks like Kaz is preparing to bury bodies in the desert.
Kaz has also been delivering promos on the side. After attacking Michael Nakazawa, Kaz warned the Elite to keep their heads on a swivel. He also parlayed a bible verse to the Young Bucks. Psalm 58:10 says, “The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.”
After flattening Brandon Cutler, Kaz turned to chess metaphors to add mystery of who will be his next target.
Kaz is quickly developing into AEW’s best character. His Elite hunter story connects on all the emotional dots. Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks have evolved into cartoonish bozos fitting of an outlandish demise at the hands of a comic book hero. Kaz can be that hero.
When Eddie Kingston was red hot after protecting Jon Moxley from an exploding ring, AEW missed the boat on squeezing him into a Dynamite title bout with Omega. Don’t make the same mistake with Kaz. If given a little promo time on TV to rally support from fans, I believe Kaz could tear the house down with Omega in a Dynamite special event when AEW is back on the road with a live crowd.
Kaz will get his chance to shine tonight on Dynamite in 8-man action with PAC, Pentagon, and Eddie Kingston against the Young Bucks and the Good Brothers.
I fully acknowledge that this big talk may be a byproduct of still being amped up from Kaz’s training montage. Like I said, I love training montages. If Miro has a training montage next week, I would probably write the same general premise with edits for context.
The full video for AEW’s Road to Dynamite also featured hype for Jake Hager versus Wardlow with MMA rules, the debut of Arn Anderson’s son, Brock, as well as Darby Allin explaining why he chose to compete in a handicap match against Scorpio Sky and Ethan Page.
Do you think Frankie Kazarian will achieve his goal? Which big matches would you like to see involving Kaz for this story? Where does he currently rank on the AEW hierarchy of best characters?