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Like Father, Like Son: AEW Dynamite Recap and Review

Last Week’s Notable Happenings on AEW Dynamite: Chris Jericho made it through four grueling matches in concurrent weeks to get his hands on MJF—only to be forced to tap out.  Thunder Rosa and Penelope Ford stole the show in a match with no storyline build—par for the course for AEW’s…

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Debunking the Labour Party: AEW Dynamite Recap and Review

Last Week’s Notable Happenings on AEW Dynamite: Christian Cage went to the boss (the real boss, not Our Cool Republican Boss) for a challenge for the debut episode of Rampage: an Impact World Championship match against Kenny Omega—as well as an AEW tag team title match for Jurassic Express this…

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Like Sauce and Ribs?: AEW Dynamite Recap and Review

Last Week’s Notable Happenings on AEW Dynamite Homecoming: Our Cool Republican Boss Cody Rhodes lost decisively to Malakai Black in last week’s main event, causing him to STRONGLY TEASE retirement, only for Black to smack him in the back with a crutch to close the show.  “Legit” Layla Hirsch (one…

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So Subtle, Yet So Bold: AEW Dynamite Recap and Review

Last Week’s Notable Happenings on AEW Dynamite Fight for the Fallen: In last week’s main event, Chris Jericho defeated Nick Fucking Gage at his own game, in a bloody, punishing encounter that involved light tubes, a pizza cutter, and a very unhappy network sponsor. An All or Nothing elimination tag…

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Return of the Painmaker: AEW Fight for the Fallen Recap and Review

Last Week’s Notable Happenings on AEW Dynamite’s Fyter Fest Night 2:  In the First Labour of Jericho, Shawn Spears was given a signature match—and lost. After the contest, MJF introduced Nick Gage(!!) as Jericho’s next opponent in a No Disqualification Match. Jericho later had a surprise of his own: the…

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Pretty Nice With the Fork: AEW Fyter Fest Night 2 Recap and Review

Last Week’s Notable Happenings on AEW Dynamite’s Fyter Fest Night 1: In last week’s sorta-rushed but ultimately awesome main event, Darby Allin Coffin Dropped himself into the wooden coffin Ethan Page was sealed inside of after losing the match—causing a lot of people to try to get me to watch…

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Black Roses for My Enemies: AEW Fyter Fest Night 1 Recap and Review

Last Week’s Notable Happenings on AEW Dynamite: Tommy End is dead and so is Aleister. In their stead is Malakai Black, who nearly roundhouse kicked the heads off of Arn Anderson and Our Cool Republican Boss Cody Rhodes. As if he hasn’t already been one of my favorite wrestlers since…

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Whip You With a Strap: AEW Road Rager Recap and Review

Last Week’s Notable Happenings on AEW Dynamite: To close out AEW’s 14-month Daily’s Place residency, MJF defeated Sammy Guevara in a wild main event after months of simmering tension and outright hostility. With the help of the “Elite Hunter” Frankie Kazarian—a oft-overlooked component of AEW reinvigorated by vigilante justice—Best Friends:…

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Blessed and Highly Favored: AEW Dynamite Recap and Review

Saturday’s Notable Happenings on AEW Dynamite: Jungle Boy challenged Kenny Omega for the AEW World Championship in an excellent match—undoubtedly the match of young Mr. Perry’s life and arguably Omega’s finest defense since winning the title in December. Konnan went so hard on Tully Blanchard in a dueling promo, AEW…

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No $700 Replica Here: AEW Dynamite Recap and Review

Last Week’s Notable Happenings on AEW Dynamite: Wardlow busted out some wrestling moves in his first MMA fight on AEW in defeat to Jake Hager in what is basically his signature match. Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky—as common sense would suggest—defeated Darby Allin in a two-on-one handicap match after Darby’s…

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Cage in a Cage: AEW Dynamite Recap and Review

Last Week’s Notable Happenings on AEW Dynamite: In addition to more or less admitting he vanity Google searches himself, Our Cool Republican Boss Cody Rhodes introduced the son of an enforcer. Michael Nakazawa made his directorial debut, a mildly funny propaganda video “exposing” the “conspiracy” against AEW World Champion Kenny…

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The Automobile Destruction Trope: AEW Dynamite Recap and Review

Last week’s notable happenings on AEW Dynamite:  Eddie Kingston ran into some former friends in his quest to annihilate the Young Bucks and avenge the Jackson Brothers “putting Jon Moxley on the shelf.” Andrade and Vicki Guerrero interrupted Mark Henry (introducing himself as a new addition to AEW’s commentary team)…

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Coffee Maker Drip: AEW Dynamite Recap and Review

Double or Nothing was kind of a trip, right? The Young Bucks got revenge for getting their sneakers took, everything felt right in the world when Sting hit the Scorpion Death Drop, Dr. Britt Baker assumed her rightful place at the top of the women’s division, Miro kicked off his…

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An Ode to Newport 100s: AEW Dynamite Recap and Review

It’s weird how much of a mixed bag wrestling shows can be sometimes. On last week’s Dynamite, the wrestling was excellent. Jon Moxley had a great match with Yugi Nagata. The Young Bucks and SCU turned their tag team title match into a pathos-filled bloodbath. PAC and Orange Cassidy went…

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The Wedding Planner’s Retribution: AEW Dynamite Recap and Review

Of course, the big story coming out of last week’s Dynamite was Blood & Guts (and a 50-year-old man falling 10 feet into a crash pad), but a lot of moving parts for last night’s absolutely stacked episode were put into motion as well. A match to determine Kenny Omega’s…

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BLOOD & GUTS: AEW Dynamite Recap and Review

It has been nearly 14 months since the announcement of the first Blood & Guts match between the (then-fracturing) Elite and the (then-dominant) Inner Circle. If you’ve been following Dynamite through the year of pandemic wrestling, you’ve known for a while that match was wisely aborted for the health and…

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Rock the Mic: AEW Dynamite Recap and Review

As we inch closer and closer to next week’s Blood & Guts match—and, by proxy, next month’s Double or Nothing—developments have been cropping up in the world of AEW as these major events congeal. Take last week’s episode of Dynamite for instance: MJF proved that he actually could cut a…

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Back to Nordstrom Rack: AEW Dynamite Recap and Review

In a change of pace from contextualizing the previous week’s episode of Dynamite (like I’ve done for the past few weeks), let’s just quickly run down the highlights before discussing last night’s show: The Young Bucks traded in their colorful, fringe-covered boots for matching pairs of Dior Jordan 1s and…

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Just Singin’ Them Post-War Blues: AEW Dynamite Recap and Review

Chris Jericho might have bragged about running NXT off of Wednesday nights, but we know that was just posturing, as most of us know AEW was slotted midweek to begin with so they wouldn’t be perennially preempted by NBA games. But you know, “We Won the War” is good for…

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Call Me By Your Name: AEW Recap and Review

I don’t want to spend too much space on the page adding to the discourse of the mostly imaginary Wednesday Night War. Starting next week, AEW Dynamite will run on Wednesdays with no direct competition from NXT, which is less significant than a lot of people are making it out…

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