As any good drug dealer will tell you, the first taste is always free. Tonight (Sept. 22), Tony Khan was the dealer. Bryan Danielson vs. Kenny Omega was the drug.
Their show-opening draw on the “Grand Slam” edition of AEW Dynamite from Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens was a great sampler for a longer match with bigger spots and a definitive winner somewhere down the line... probably on pay-per-view.
But we still need a story to build to that rematch (possibly after Hangman Page returns to take the World title from Omega). To start that, Kenny is quoting Apollo Creed after his split decision win over Rocky Balboa in the 1976 classic Rocky.
Something tells me Bryan isn’t going to tell Kenny “Don’t want one” like Balboa did though. I definitely would have popped if he’d screamed “YO BRIE” into the stands after tonight’s match though.
Since I didn’t get that, I’ll do this. YO CAGESIDERS! Let us know how you think AEW gets to the next Omega vs. Danielson match.