AEW is dynamite (January 25, 2023) Originating from Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY. The show featured a tribute to Jay Briscoe in the main event, Mark Briscoe, Bryan Danielson feeling the pain of his search at the hands of Brian Cage, Derby Allyn killing a TNT Championship challenger with a top and more.
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Mark Briscoe has reached the sky
Jay Briscoe when tragedy struck last week has died The wrestling world was shaken by the loss of a beloved veteran in a car accident. AEW acknowledged Briscoe’s death on last week’s broadcast, however, many felt it did the man himself no service. AEW made up for it this week when Mark Briscoe debuted Dynamite To wrestle Jay Lethal in the main event to honor the win.
AEW aired a tender video package featuring candid family footage and career highlights in Jay’s honor.
Ian Riccaboni, Caprice Coleman and Bobby Cruz joined the crew as ROH voices. Lethal entered first and shared a moment with Sanjay Dutt. The emotion was raw. Dutt came out from behind, so this fight could be one-on-one, without any shenanigans. Mark Briscoe came for his walk to the ring. Reach for the sky!
Briscoe wrestled with cheeky sound effects and redneck kung fu with a full personality. An exciting chop exchange got the blood flowing.
The big spot was a flying frog elbow drop through a table.
Briscoe worked the Jay Driller finisher throughout the contest. He was finally able to hit it after using a few lariats to soften up Lethal for the finishing move in tribute to Jay Briscoe. Afterwards, Mark spoke on camera with a message of love for his family. The locker room was emptied on stage to show support for the Briscoes.
Kudos to AEW for pulling through a showcase main event to honor Mark Briscoe’s brother. It was an emotional scene that made a feel-good finish to a bad situation. Watching Mark drive the J Driller is a memorable moment that will stand the test of time.
Brian Danielson’s journey continues
Bryan Danielson is trying to win five consecutive singles matches over five weeks Dynamite. If Danielson completes the task, he earns a 60-minute Iron Man match against MJF for the AEW World Championship. revolution On March 5. American Dragon is two back so far with wins over Konosuke Takeshita and Bandido. Next up was Brian Cage. Machine had an additional financial incentive to injure Danielson in exchange for a hefty cash flow from MJF. Commentary also buried in the idea that a win from Cage would put him at #1 in the rankings.
Danielson had strategies in mind to deal with Cage’s power. One problem though. It’s easier said than done. Although Danielson scored moments of success, Cage hit him hard. The attacks did major damage to Danielson’s shoulder. Danielson persevered to eventually win, countering a powerbomb into a roll-up for the three-count.
It got worse for Danielson after the match. Back to attacking the cage to get more punishment. MJF rushed to join Bednar’s team. They used a chair to further destroy Danielson’s shoulder joint. Thanks to Danielson, Konsuke Takeshita ran in for the save.
The story did not end there. Danielson refused to accept the doctor’s advice to rest his shoulder. No one would ever tell him not to wrestle. Danielson will expose MJF as a fraud.
MJF had a separate response. He threatens Danielson to cancel his mission. Otherwise, MJF will have to wallow in mental agony. Such scars will not heal. As for Danielson’s next opponent, Tony Khan made an open contract. MJF convinced Timothy Thatcher to accept.
The overall story of Danielson and MJF is simultaneously strong and weak. Better is the physical story. Danielson puts on interesting and entertaining matches every week. The results look clear, so AEW is doing their best to add doubt to an injury concern. Timothy Thatcher is a tough test considering Danielson’s current status. If this were real life, I’d actually bet money on Thatcher winning. I have no doubt he can knock Danielson’s injured shoulder out of its socket. In the wilder days, Thatcher would probably have ripped off Danielson’s arm and beaten him with it. That’s how efficient and uncivil Thatcher can be. I’m very curious to see how Danielson squeaks through next week.
Worse is oral history. It’s just not interesting. Without William Regal nearby, the burning focus of personal revenge has waned. Danielson’s desire to expose MJF as a fraud falls flat as a talking point. Everyone already knows that MJF is a fraud. He is a scoundrel who wins by mischievous means. Can MJF find a way to retain Danielson? absolutely But if MJF does, I’m fairly confident it won’t be a way to prove his worth in the ring. MJF doesn’t even care about that anyway. I believe MJF’s contenders of the year have the skills to shine in matches. However, in sticking to his acting, he rarely takes us on a peak ride. I’m not at all sold on the idea of sitting through a 60-minute Iron Man match.
Thumbs up for Takeshita’s star building, in a brilliant place. Being opposite MJF raised his stock as a fan favorite. I was wondering why Wheeler was absent from the Utah aid. Granted, his relationship with Danielson isn’t the best, but the two are Blackpool Combat Club for life.
Let’s jam through the rest of it Dynamite.
Le Sex Gods beat Ricky Starks and Action Andretti. Unrelenting pace of game entertainment. Down the stretch, Starks hits Chris Jericho with a rochambo on the floor. Sammy Guevara lunges for a cutter to Andretti, but the action is caught on Fireman’s carry. Sammy grabs the top rope to escape. As Sammy distracts the referee, Daniel Garcia pops Andretti with a baseball bat. Sami hits the GTH knee strike for the win.
This match was a blast of fun. It set the tone for a good time ahead despite the heavy cloud about Jay Briscoe. Andretti showed off his cool and mocked Sammy’s sexy pose. And of course, Le Sex Gods strike their signature pose.
Best sports entertainment moment was Starks jumping to the top rope only to send Sami flying for the surprise cutter.
It wasn’t all foolishness. The wrestling exchange between Sammy and Andretti was tense. The emotion was electric when Starks crossed paths with Jericho. There were plenty of crowd swings at the nearby falls. JAS needed the win after so long in the series. The victory celebration was an uproar as Sami and Garcia hoisted Jericho onto their shoulders. Jericho’s expression was one of pain and confusion. He was still loopy from Rochambeau. The scene I like the most is Garcia slapping Sammy in the ass. It is a very sports entertaining act of joy. There is still hope for Sammy and Danny to be best friends. The gift of leather pants forges a bond like no other.
TNT Championship: Derby Allen retained against Buddy Matthews. Sting and Julia Hart were ringside. As Allyn sped off after dropping the coffin on the floor, Malakai Black and Brody King arrived in the dark. Ortiz lends a helping hand with a kendo stick on the House of Black. Sting hits him with his baseball bat. All the outsiders went out in a scramble to release Allyn and Matthews.
Allyn turned the tide with a superplex into a Scorpion Death Drop. Allyn added a Coffin Drop to Matthews by leaning through the ropes to pick up the win.
Typical Allyn matches, which are physical actions and creative moves. Aline is never soft or phoney. Matthews worked hard on the feet, and that should be a future selling point in Allen’s story of running himself into the ground as a fighting champion.
Later, Tony Schiavone interviews Allyn. Samoa Joe interrupts the big screen by threatening to take back his stolen gold. That rematch was made official the following week as a No Holds Barred for the TNT title.
The scene after the match was strange to me. It’s strange that Allyn wasn’t worried at all about Sting’s condition. For all he knew, the House of Black icon could be cut to pieces with cold cuts. I put it more on AEW Booking than Allyn.
Jungle Boy & Hook defeated Ethan Page & Matt Hardy. Good news for Hardy. Page turned his fortunes around. Bad news for Hardy as well. He will be held responsible for the damage. Hardy was on a roll with Jungle Boy’s side effects. Page demanded to tag in to take the glory as Hardy set up for a twist of fate. Hardy did as he was instructed. Page milks the moment, then escapes to slap on JB’s snare trap submission. Hardy reaches for a tag without penetrating to break the hold. Hook pulls Hardy off the apron, forcing Page to tap out.
Both teams used strong teamwork. Page and Hardy’s isolation strategy was good. Jungle Boy and Hook flew around the ring and watched each other’s backs. JB and Hook have a strong bond. Even though the tag team division is stacking with the babyface duo, I’d be interested in a run up the ladder for Junglehook.
Ruby Soho defeated Tony Storm. Storm looks down on AEW’s homegrown idiots. Soho didn’t share the same bad attitude. If there was any doubt that Storm hasn’t gone full heel, she erases any argument by faking a broken nose to garner sympathy for a sneak attack. Storm uses that move to hit a German suplex, running hip attack and DDT. Soho kicks out, so Storm sets up a piledriver. Dr. Britt Baker DMD came to the stage in a frenzy. Soho pounced on the destination unknown finisher for the win.
Tough fight as a fist duel. With Baker’s involvement, it appears the parties are set for the good, the bad and the ugly. Soho and AEW stand out as homegrown baby faces. Baker, Jamie Hayter and AEW stand out as homegrown heels. It’s Saraya, Storm, and whoever else joins them as ugly. That alignment allows for a lot of interesting matchmaking.
Comment: Adam Cole is working his way back into the ring. He didn’t know when that would be, but the tease was for revolution March 5 PPV.
Donkey Family Therapy. Top Guns and The Acclaimed vented their frustrations in a therapy session. Billy Gunn had had enough of the fuss. When Gunn asks what will make the sons happy, they point to the tag title. The seeds have been sown in a ‘he won’t do what he won’t do’ dad ass betrayal.
Renee Paquette pressed Hangman Page to clarify his future plans. Hangman wants another round with John Moxley next week. Wheeler resigned to take over for the Utah Mox. Yuta also came forward to challenge Hangman to a match riot. Good little scene to build heat between Hangman and Utah.
Jamie Hayter will wrestle women’s title eliminator Amy Sakura riot. Hayter described Sakura as a legend. Sakura is the type of woman who needs to beat Haiter to become the best.
Stud of the Show: Mark Briscoe
Appropriate tribute to Jay Briscoe.
Match of the Night: Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara vs. Ricky Starks & Action Andretti
Full of sports entertainment.
Strong matches throughout the night with a special main event.
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