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.
“Road to Dynamite: Milwaukee,” hyped CM Punk’s debut in AEW, the history between Don Callis and Christian Cage, as well as a look behind the scenes at production staff during Punk’s special moment in Chicago on Rampage.
The Punk footage speaks for itself. The story element between Callis and Christian was an interesting touch to explore their past relationship, or lack thereof. Christian wrestled Lance Storm in a Winnipeg promotion booked by Callis. Storm put over Christian’s skills and assumed Christian would be a regular. However, Callis never brought Christian back. Callis put him on the back-burner to develop 10-year-old Kenny Omega. I’m not sure how much that will affect the feud between Christian and Omega, but it is a neat wrinkle to add historical context.
Tony Khan announced the signing of 2.0 as All Elite.
After they arrived in #AEW and called out the toughest competition from day one and then survived a brutal Texas Tornado match last night on #AEWDynamite, there is no doubt: Matt Lee and Jeff Parker, #2point0 are #AllElite! #2forTheShow pic.twitter.com/MRYMh7cCNr— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) August 19, 2021
Coming off a WWE release as Ever-Rise in NXT, Matt Lee and Jeff Parker were thrown into the deep end of AEW with matches involving Jon Moxley, Eddie Kingston, Darby Allin, and Sting. 2.0 did their part as charismatic fodder to create cool moments. Khan had a taste and liked what he saw.
It will be interesting to see where 2.0 fits into the tag team division, once they settle in. Commentary hyped Lee and Parker hard, but 2.0 failed to defeat AEW’s toughest men. In my opinion, they are in that medium level with work to do to be taken as serious threats at the top of the division.
Chris Jericho did some soul searching after losing to MJF in the Fifth Labour of Jericho. Le Champion will address his future tonight. No matter the next move, at least Jericho can take solace in a compliment from Ric Flair.
MJF posted the All Out poster. One of the fun parts upon seeing all the faces is trying to piece together how the All Out card will fill out.
MJF and Jericho on the image leads me to believe that their feud is not over just yet. Perhaps one more round is in order for All Out. Another potential matchup stood out to me upon seeing Mark Henry on there. Sign me up for the dream of Young Bucks versus Henry and Paul Wight. That’s one of those scenarios nobody ever thought would be possible. That obviously won’t take place at All Out, but I’d love to see it down the line. The story would be fun to see the Bucks flipping and flopping trying to take down the two behemoths.
Nyla Rose was revealed as the first participant for the Casino Battle Royale at All Out.
The #AEW Women’s Casino Battle Royale is back in 2021 for the #AEWAllOut Buy-In on Sept. 5 in Chicago & 2019 winner @NylaRoseBeast is this year’s 1st entrant, back to defend her crown & earn an #AEW Women’s World Title shot! Stay tuned for more participants to be announced soon. pic.twitter.com/ThV5hzIx8h— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) August 24, 2021
Hangman Page is currently absent from action. We don’t know when he will return, but it shouldn’t be any later than November 17. The cowboy was featured on the promo artwork for Dynamite heading to Norfolk, VA. Assuming life is good, Hangman surely won’t want to miss wrestling in front of his home state fans.
New Event On Sale This Week #AEW Virginia Debut!#AEWDynamite / #AEWRampage— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) August 23, 2021
Wednesday, November 17, 2021@ChartwayArena - Norfolk, VA
Tickets Start At $29 (Plus Fees) On-Sale This Friday, August 27 at 10am Eastern
More events to be announced soon! pic.twitter.com/J1j2ajcIOr
.@SwoleWorld & @TheJuliaHart were both victims of @DiamanteLAX's cheating and lay down a challenge to face Diamante and a partner of her choosing.— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) August 23, 2021
Watch #AEWDarkElevation NOW: https://t.co/4BoOwdPvgI pic.twitter.com/Visbv8YC9B
Diamante has beaten both those losers, but she found a beast of a partner anyway. Enter Nyla Rose.
"I went ahead and found me the BEAST suitable partner." - @DiamanteLAX answers the challenge from @SwoleWorld & @TheJuliaHart. Her tag team partner is @NylaRoseBeast!— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) August 23, 2021
Watch #AEWDarkElevation NOW: https://t.co/4BoOwdPvgI pic.twitter.com/zgjmoEduuf
The Dark Order trio of Evil Uno, 5, and Colt Cabana went down in defeat to Death Triangle. Uno was bossy toward 5 in directing the action. Uno collided with 5, which led to 5 taking the pin on PAC’s Black Arrow. Afterward, Uno shoved 5. The rest of the Dark Order came out to soothe tensions, but 5 exited the scene. A Dark Order civil war would be an intriguing way to fill their time while Hangman is on hiatus. 5 has every right to ditch that crew. They often treat him like trash on BTE.
Dr. Britt Baker DMD, Reba, and Jaime Hayter cut a promo in the ring in regard to Red Velvet. Lil Cupcake ran out for fisticuffs, but Hayter was too powerful. Kris Statlander ran in for the save. Baker’s crew escaped unscathed. It’s only a matter of time until the alien becomes the official #1 contender.
.@Thee_Red_Velvet doesn’t want to wait for tomorrow’s #AEWDynamite to get her hands on @jmehytr. She storms the ring, but is outnumbered until @callmekrisstat clears the ring.— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) August 24, 2021
Watch #AEWDark NOW: https://t.co/TIf3FKTApD pic.twitter.com/4kIgCT0pwo
Being the Elite
“CM Punk” - Being The Elite, Ep. 270 (here) featured:
- Footage of CM Punk in gorilla position before his entrance. The Elite were jealous of the thunderous fan reaction.
- Highlights of the Young Bucks versus Jurassic Express last week from Dynamite.
- The Bucks felt bad about their cheating chair tactic backfiring in Kenny Omega’s loss to Christian Cage. Omega was in a good mood, because he was fresh back from Mexico after beating Andrade to retain the AAA Megacampeonato. The Bucks suggested a shopping trip for shoes. Omega was wearing Yeezy sneakers, which confused the Nike loving Bucks. They viewed it as Omega losing his mind due to losing the TNA tile.
- Sammy Guevara did his cue card gimmick to Leva Bates at her hotel room. The message was from Peter Avalon. Bates chased Avalon into the hallway to make him clean up the mess.
- Luke Gallows urinated in Karl Anderson’s beverage to turn Hot Karl into Sour Karl.
- Ryan Nemeth had a vision for his next cream film. We are all cream.
- Best Friends scouted match tape with Wheeler Yuta. Kris Statlander choked Yuta for not kicking out of the pin in his loss.
- Elite shopping spree.
- The Bucks visited the Chicago Bulls’ locker room.
- 2.0 searched for Fake Sting. John Silver advised them to do the Stinger call.
- The Elite warmed up with pull-ups. Cut to the Bucks scouting Jurassic Express beating Private Party on Rampage.
We’ll close with a limited edition t-shirt for Frankie Kazarian. Get your Elite Hunter merch while it lasts.
Check out this limited edition @FrankieKazarian shirt that was released today! It will be available for ONE WEEK ONLY! Get yours at https://t.co/9hHlXpcSbp! #shopaew #aew #aewdynamite #aewrampage pic.twitter.com/zzKXEgMxoc— ShopAEW.com (@ShopAEW) August 25, 2021