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AEW Dynamite (Episode 57) Recap & Review

AEW Dynamite
Episode 57
#AEWDynamite

Original Air Date: October 21, 2020
Event Date: October 21, 2020
(aired live on TNT & the FITE app)

City: Jacksonville, FL
Venue: Daily’s Place

Commentary: Excalibur, Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone, Eddie Kingston (3), Dax Harwood (6), Cash Wheeler (6)
Ring Announcer: Justin Roberts

 

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Intro Video
“Dynamite” by No One Hero

 

Match 1
AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament Quarter Final Match
“Mr. Mayhem” Wardlow vs Jungle Boy w/ Luchasaurus, Marko Stunt
(referee: Rick Knox)

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Result: Wardlow wins vis pinfall after the F10
Time: 8:25

Match Thoughts
Good match. Jungle Boy had a strong start, and really, he had a strong match overall. Jungle Boy frustrated and and annoyed Wardlow early in the match, and that allowed him to run around and attack Wardlow as he charged mindlessly. Wardlow caught Jungle Boy a few times and made him pay, but Jungle Boy also had some counters ready. Ultimately though, Wardlow’s size and strength meant he only needed big move to put Jungle Boy away.

 

Video
Last week after Dynamite went off the air, Eddie Kingston continued to yell at Jon Moxley (who was face down in the ring). Kingston says Moxley sold out and left all his friends behind when he went to the land of sports entertainment. Kingston says he is going to make Jon Moxley quit pro wrestling.

Video
Jon Moxley says he loved Eddie Kingston, but he doesn’t know the Eddie Kingston who attacked him last week. Moxley will not apologize for making a better life for himself and his family. At Full Gear, Moxley is going to end this situation with Eddie Kingston one way or another. And this time, Kingston will have no one to blame but himself.

 

Match 2
AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament Quarter Final Match
“The Concrete Rose” Sonny Kiss vs Kenny Omega
(referee: Paul Turner)

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Result: Kenny Omega wins via pinfall after the One-Winged Angel
Time: 0:27

Match Thoughts
The match was a two move squash, but the bigger deal here is that Kenny Omega has fully embraced the obnoxious, supremely confident demeanor he’s been showing over the past few weeks. He came out to a new entrance with an absurdly long list of accomplishments announced by Justin Roberts, a fancy new silhouetted tunnel entrance, and a couple of dancing girls with brooms. I loved it.

 

Backstage
Earlier today, Tony Schiavone asked Orange Cassidy about facing Cody for the TNT Title last week and facing him again for the title next week. Predictably, Cassidy had very little to say.

Outside the Venue
Dasha welcomed Cody and Arn Anderson as they arrived at the arena. Cody didn’t seem too worried about his upcoming title defense against Orange Cassidy. Cody also talks about putting on some muscle and being more of a heavyweight competitor.

Backstage
Eddie Kingston laughs in response to Jon Moxley words earlier in the night. He also talks about his family (the Lucha Brothers, The Butcher, and The Blade) doing well in matches later tonight. Then Kingston says that he had to become bitter. He became bitter and angry, and now he has another World Title shot.

 

Match 3
AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament Quarter Final Match
Rey Fenix vs Penta El Zero M
(referee: Aubrey Edwards)

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Result: Rey Fenix wins via pinfall after a destroyer
Time: 13:38

Match Thoughts
Great match! Counters, reversals, high flying, hard-hitting, and spectacular. This was an incredibly fun match to watch. It got a bit scary when it looked like Rey Fenix landed on his head after diving from the top rope. The match slowed down, presumably to allow Fenix time to recover, but the possible injury was incorporated into the match beautifully by the commentators. They talked about how Penta might be seeing his little brother in pain and that’s why he was slowing down. Fenix did get back up to speed though, and he and Penta finished the match with a final sequence that’s kind of hard to describe.

 

Video
Kip Sabian and Miro are still really angry about their busted arcade cabinet. Penelope Ford is there too.

Backstage
Alex Marvez welcomes Colt Cabana, Alex Reynolds, and John Silver. Reynolds and Silver are confident that they’re going to become the number one contenders for the tag titles tonight. Cabana is also confident that he’s going to advance in the World Title Tournament. Cabana is happy to be successful with his Dark Order friends, but John Silver says Cabana isn’t his friend. Silver says Cabana is in the Dark Order though, and that means Cabana will be the World Champ, Silver and Reynolds will be the Tag Champs, and Mr. Brodie Lee will regain the TNT Title soon. Silver gets really excited and tries to start a “Brodie” chant.

 

Match 4
AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament Quarter Final Match
Colt “Boom Boom” Cabana w/ Evil Uno vs “Hangman” Adam Page
(referee: Bryce Remsburg)

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Result: Adam Page wins via pinfall after the Buckshot Lariat
Time: 10:52

Match Thoughts
Very good match. I think it took a little while to get going, but once both men started to get serious, the match got quite good. The early parts of the match felt like Cabana was doing his shtick (which I really enjoy), and it didn’t like like he was taking the weight of the tournament seriously. Page Seemed to be taking Cabana lightly, and he was definitely taking his time. A big fall from Page changed the tone of the match though, and the final few sequences were quite good.

 

Ring Area
After the match, Stu Grayson, Alan Angels, and Preston Vance come out and join Evil Uno. They all enter the ring and help Colt Cabana get up and head backstage.

Video
Sammy Guevara once again says that he is going to send Matt Hardy home for good.

Ring Area
Team Taz (Taz, Brian Cage, and Ricky Starks) are on the stage, and they have some problems. First, Taz is annoyed that Will Hobbs hasn’t given a response about joining Team Taz. Second, it burns his ass that Darby Allin is getting a TNT Title shot at Full Gear instead of Ricky Starks. Starks says Allin is going to pay.

Video
Chris Jericho and MJF try to one-up each other while ordering steaks. Jericho then wonders what they’re even doing. MJF says they have the potential to do something great if MJF joins the Inner Circle. MJF asks Jericho to picture “us, together.” Then they sing. And dance. And there are dancing girls.

 

Match 5
Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D. w/ Reba vs KiLynn King
(referee: Paul Turner)

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Result: Britt Baker wins via submission with Lockjaw
Time: 4:05

Match Thoughts
Good match. It was little more than a squash, but Baker did look good in her performance.

 

Video
Steve-O says there’s something “really wrong” with Darby Allin. Then Darby Allin puts himself in a body bag and rolls himself down a skateboarding ramp.

 

Match 6
4-Way Tag Team Tag Title #1 Contender Match
The Butcher & The Bade w/ The Bunny vs Private Party w/ Matt Hardy vs John “3” Silver & Alex “4” Reynolds vs The Young Bucks
(referee: Rick Knox)

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Result: Matt Jackson pins Isiah Kassidy with a reversal to a victory roll
Time: 13:29

Match Thoughts
Very good match. It was chaotic and fast-paced as you might expect, and it was fun. Sammy Guevara came out to attack Matt Hardy at ringside, and they fought their way backstage. That derailed the match a bit while everyone in the match just stopped and stared, but other than that, this was very entertaining. The finish wasn’t surprising, but it was well done. I think Dark Order might have had one of the best sequences in the match though. Silver and Reynolds have gotten really good as a tag team, and I’d like to see them work their way up to getting some decently high-profile wins here and there.

 

Ring Area
After the match, FTR enter the ring and offer beers to the Young Bucks. A guy in a cap and a mask enters the ring and attacks the Bucks from behind with a chair. The guy helps FTR hit a spike piledriver on Nick, and he helps them try to break Matt’s leg with a chair. The guy then pulls his mask down to reveal… Tully Blanchard.

 

Show Impressions
This was a good show. I liked the first round of the Eliminator Tournament, and the main event was fun. I’m ambivalent about Le Dinner Debonair, but if people like it, then that’s cool.

Match of the Night
Rey Fenix vs Penta El Zero M
How could this not be match of the night, right?

 

 

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