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AEW Dynamite Recap & Review – Episode 4

AEW Dynamite
Episode 4

Original Air Date: October 23, 2019
Event Date: October 23, 2019
(aired live on TNT)

City: Pittsburgh, PA
Venue: Petersen Events Center

Commentary: Jim Ross, Excalibur, Tony Shiavone
Ring Announcer: Justin Roberts


Match 1
AEW World Tag Team Title Tournament Semifinal Match
Private Party vs The Lucha Brothers
(referee: Bryce Remsburg)

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Result: Pentagon Jr. pins Marq Quen after a tandem diving double stomp (Fenix) and package piledriver (Pentagon Jr.)
Time: 12:26

Match Thoughts
Very good match. This was exciting with a lot of huge moves right from the start. The battle went back and forth with large chunks of the match dominated by each team in turn. One team would get a bunch of moves, then the other team would, then back and forth. There weren’t a whole lot of pin attempts, but as the match went longer, each pin felt like it meant more. This was a lot of fun, and I’ll be kind of surprised if the winner of this match doesn’t win the tournament.


Wardlow works out a lot, and he is coming to AEW.

A look at The Dark Order.


Match 2
AEW World Tag Team Title Tournament Semifinal Match
Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky vs The Dark Order
(referee: Aubrey Edwards)

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Result: Scorpio Sky pins Stu Grayson after an assisted knee strike (from Kazarian)
Time: 14:00

Match Thoughts
Very good match. I felt like this one took a little while to get going, but that might just be because the first match of the night was so fast-paced. This was a fun match with a great second half. The Inner Circle (consisting of Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara, Santana, and Ortiz) walked through the crowd during the match which caused a distraction for everyone, but after that the match picked up considerably. I was happy with this.


Match 3
Joey Janela vs Kenny Omega (AAA Mega Champ)
(referee: Bryce Remsberg)

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Result: Kenny Omega wins via pinfall after the One-Winged Angel
Time: 10:06 (1 break)

Match Thoughts
Very good match. Unlike their violent match on AEW Dark, this was a straightforward, fast-paced match of strikes and slams. I think both men benefited from this match. They both looked great, and they both kicked out of some rough moves. Janela took one too many chances though, and when Omega is on his game a mistake like that won’t be overlooked. Omega was on his game tonight.


Ring Area
Cody heads to the ring where he is met by Tony Shiavone. Cody has an announcement to make, but the Inner Circle blasts air horns from their perch in the crowd. After a few seconds of annoyance, Cody tells Jericho that this isn’t like the other company they came from. If Cody wanted to, he could head up to Jericho’s box seats and fight him right now. Jericho tells Cody that he’s a coward and a bitch.

Cody removes his jacket and heads toward the barricade. Jericho reminds Cody that it’s still four on one right now… but Cody has some backup. Dustin Rhodes comes out, then MJF comes out next. Jericho mocks MJF’s scarf and says the Inner Circle still has the advantage. DDP’s music plays, and Diamond Dallas Page comes out to the stage.

The Nightmare Family heads up the stairs in the crowd while the Inner Circle retreats behind a locked door. Using MJF’s scarf for protection, Cody punches through the glass window on the door and drags Jericho out. A brawl erupts as the Inner Circle and the Nightmare Family fight out into the concourse of the arena. The men are separated after a short fight as Jericho points to the ticket he bought to be here tonight.


Match 4
Best Friends w/ Orange Cassidy vs The Young Bucks
(referee: Rick Knox)

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Result: Matt Jackson pins Chuck Taylor after a combination steamroller (Matt), 450 splash (Nick), and diving moonsault (Matt)
Time: 9:06 (1 break)

Match Thoughts
Very good match. The match started evenly, but the Best Friends rose and dominated most of the middle part of the match. Chuck and Trent’s teamwork was great, and Orange Cassidy did his part to keep the Best Friends in control. It wasn’t until very late in the match that the Bucks began to separate Trent from Chuck, but that allowed Nick and Matt to hit their trademark quick combination offense. Both teams could’ve used this win, but regardless of the outcome, it was fun to watch.


Ring Area
After the match, Matt Jackson accepts the challenge previously made by Santana and Ortiz. The two teams will battle at Full Gear.

Britt Baker talks about coming home to Pittsburgh.


Match 5
Jamie Hayter vs Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. w/ Steely McBeam
(referee: Aubrey Edwards)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Britt Baker wins via submission with Lockjaw
Time: 8:33

Match Thoughts
Good match. Jamie Hayter used her size and power advantage to slow Baker down and dominate part of the match, but Baker was fighting in her hometown. Baker surged late in the match and hit Hayter with a nice combination of moves, and that led to a satisfying ending to a good match.


Jenn Decker welcomes Jamie Hayter. Hayter begins to speak, but she is blindsided by Brandi Rhodes. Hayter goes down, and Brandi looks pissed.

Ring Area
Jon Moxley comes out and heads to the ring for the main event, but Pac attacks him from behind with a chair. Referees yell as Pac beats up Moxley around the ring.


Match 6
Jon Moxley vs Pac
(referee: Paul Turner)

Show/Hide Results

Result: the match ends in a Draw when the TV time limit expires
Time: 12:11

Match Thoughts
Good match. Pac continued to pile on the punishment he started prior to the opening bell. Moxley struggled through a commercial break, but he managed to hit some high-impact moves to begin to back Pac off. Moxley gradually took control of the match, but the time limit became a factor as the end of the show drew closer. I liked this, and it was a good way to end a match without really ending it for either man.


Ring Area
Moxley is upset with how his match just ended, and he decides to hit the referee with a double-arm DDT.


Show Impressions
This was another good show. I think the tag matches at the beginning of the night were my favorite parts of this episode, but again, I really did enjoy everything. I don’t know how much I’ll enjoy Wardlow whenever he shows up, but everything else is good right now.

Match of the Night
Private Party vs Lucha Brothers
This was another night where it was hard to pick a favorite match. The matches were all quite different, but I think I enjoyed tonight’s opener the most.



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