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 Wednesday night Dynamite.
We’ll start with a couple of stories from AEW’s YouTube shows. If you missed AEW Elevation, Joey Janela kicked Sonny Kiss in the face like a true scoundrel. When their opponents tried to take advantage of the situation, Janela cleaned house on them. The Bad Boy wasn’t done with Kiss though. He hit his Bad Romance partner with a piledriver on the steel stage. The match was called off.
Janela claimed he did it for the people in order to give them a reason to hate.
I did what I did not because Sonny, it’s because most mainstream wrestling “fans” are absolute losers, mutant scum!— “The Bad Boy” Joey Janela (@JANELABABY) August 10, 2021
Always arguing about ratings, what’s wrestling & what’s not, who’s dating who, body shaming, & what’s going on backstage.. now you have a reason to really hate me! https://t.co/Kd6aVBYSUi
On episode 101 of Dark, Mark Henry had a sitdown chat with rivals Big Swole and Diamante. Not much was settled in their beef.
Nothing seems settled in the heated rivalry between @SwoleWorld and @DiamanteLAX after this sit-down with @TheMarkHenry.— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) August 7, 2021
Watch a special Friday night edition of #AEWDark NOW: https://t.co/06GGArSZOw pic.twitter.com/IHU6bNwodf
Daniel Garcia and 2.0 were on the losing end in trios action to Jon Moxley, Darby Allin, and Eddie Kingston. Garcia claimed Allin only pinned him due to the help from Moxley and Kingston. Time to settle it one-on-one during Dynamite.
Following an impressive debut on #AEWDynamite last night, @GarciaWrestling claims @DarbyAllin was only able to pin him with help from @JonMoxley + @MadKing1981; Garcia has challenged Darby to a one-on-one match next Wednesday, & AEW GM @TonyKhan has booked the match for Dynamite! pic.twitter.com/HYMOvaDAAd— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) August 5, 2021
Being the Elite
“Riding Solo” - Being The Elite, Ep. 268 (here) featured:
- The Young Bucks teased a backstage appearance from Ric Flair, but it was just Karl Anderson wearing a fancy robe.
- The Elite did voice recordings for Wrestle Buddy toys.
- The Bucks received a mystery box for the Space Jam tie-in. It was full of special toys and other various merchandise.
- Nick Jackson flashed his basketball dribbling skills. The rest of the Elite also showcased their prowess shooting hoops. Anderson exited to satisfy himself before the show.
- Ryan Nemeth was back with his Dream Cream Xtreme infomercial. The skit progressed into weirdness about burning cream and hallucinations.
- Kenny Omega planned to massage the beard follicles off his face when he was interrupted to go confront Hangman Page on Dynamite.
- Peter Avalon was frustrated that Brandon Cutler decided to finally cheat now instead of back when they were tag partners. They hugged it out for old time’s sake, and Cutler pilfered Avalon’s wallet.
- Wheeler Yuta watched tape of his match with critique from Chuck Taylor, Orange Cassidy, and Kris Statlander.
- 2.0 discussed their loss on Dynamite. Matt Lee thought Sting was actually the bogus NWO Sting. They plan to expose the ruse.
- The Good Brothers interviewed the Bucks for their podcast. The Jacksons explained their on-screen chemistry for organic, natural promos.
- A clip aired from Dynamite of Hangman Page speaking with the Dark Order. The camera zoomed in on Hangman taking a beer and leaving a disc on the table. Cut to the Dark Order bickering with each other after the show. They had a difference in philosophy about having Hangman’s back. Evil Uno claimed it was Hangman’s wish to do it alone. Colt Cabana was the voice of reason. He was interrupted by 10 using Hangman’s disc to cut up drugs. They thought the disc was actually the sex movie Hangman filmed with the Dark Order. It turned out to be a message from Hangman explaining how he couldn’t finish the editing. The movie is probably getting scrapped. Since Hangman has to ride solo for awhile, he created a new commercial to aid Dark Order in future recruiting efforts as a tribute to their friendship.
- The show closed with Anderson in the fancy robe again.
The Hangman scene with the Dark Order is definitely one to watch for story continuity. The recruitment commercial was nicely done and had the Dark Order in tears. Cabana brought up a good point about the double-edged sword in supporting Hangman’s wishes. Alex Reynolds believes Hangman issued a cry for help.
Certain people need to realize that sometimes when a friend pushes you away, they’re really telling you they need you now more than ever.— Alex Reynolds (@YTAlexReynolds) August 5, 2021
Evil Uno and Stu Grayson chose to let Hangman work through his troubles alone. In the meantime, they plan to honor the cowboy by winning the Impact tag titles from the Good Brothers on Dynamite.
We may have not earned an @AEW Tag Team Championship opportunity, but we did prove that we can best your champions @IMPACTWRESTLING.— EVIL UNO of the DARK ORDER (@EvilUno) August 5, 2021
Next week, Evil Uno & Stu Grayson will win those belts for Dark Order... For Hangman... #AEWDynamite pic.twitter.com/arITyHSPcH
We’ll close with neat merch and a Darby Allin cartoon. Taz is teaming with Schutt Sports for FTW mini helmets.
Allin was the focus of an animated intro courtesy of Rooster Teeth.
Light the fuse, bring the boom. Dynamite!