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AEW Dynamite (Episode 93) Recap & Review

AEW Dynamite
Episode 93
#AEWDynamite

Original Air Date: June 30, 2021
Event Date: June 30, 2021
(aired live on TNT & the FITE app)

City: Jacksonville, FL
Venue: Daily’s Place

Commentary: Excalibur, Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone, Chris Jericho
Ring Announcer: Justin Roberts

 

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Intro Video
“Dynamite” by No One Hero

 

Match 1
AEW World Tag Team Title Eliminator Match
Eddie Kingston & Penta El Zero Miedo w/ Alex Abrahantes vs The Young Bucks (AEW Tag Champs) w/ Brandon Cutler, Michael Nakazawa
(referee: Rick Knox)

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Result: Penta El Zero Miedo pins Matt Jackson after a package piledriver (Penta) and a spinning backfist (Kingston), Penta and Kingston earn a Tag Team Title match
Time: 13:50

Match Thoughts
Great match! The action kicked off right away, and it was fast-paced nearly the entire time. The Young Bucks seemed to have more tandem offense and tended to have longer advantages throughout the match with some skillful divide-and-conquer tactics, but Penta and Kingston invariably came back through brute force and some great combinations of their own. Late in the match, the Good Brothers came out to ringside, and the tension, which was already high, increased more and more as the finish drew closer. Frankie Kazarian came out as well to help eliminate the distractions and interference from The Good Brothers and Cutler, and in the ring Penta and Kingston were finally able to isolate one of the members of the Young Bucks. This match had a skillful way of building tension, and by the end of the match I was fully invested and very excited for the finish.

 

Backstage
Christian Cage tells Jungle Boy he was proud of Jungle Boy in his title match with Kenny Omega last week. Luchasaurus and Marko Stunt walk up. Luchasaurus walks up and thanks Christian for supporting Jungle Boy while Luchasaurus was away, and Luchasaurus says he’ll have Christian’s back whenever he needs help.

Ring Area
In the ring, Tony Schiavone welcomes the Men of the Year, Scorpio Sky and Ethan Page. Page says he doesn’t want to beat Darby Allin, he wants to exterminate Darby Allin. Physically crippling Allin hasn’t seemed to work, so Page will cripple Allin mentally by beating him in a Coffin Match. After Allin loses to Page, Allin will forever think of Page whenever he goes for a Coffin Drop.

The lights in the venue go out, and when they come back on, Sting is dragging a coffin out to the stage. Darby Allin is, of course, in the coffin. Allin leaps out of the coffin and attacks Page while Sting hits Sky with a Scorpion Death Drop. Allin tries to dig into Page’s eyes until referees and officials pull Allin away. Page is angry, and he accuses Allin of knowing he can’t beat Page at 100%. Page calls off the Coffin Match for next week, and he says he wants it in writing that Allin can’t touch Page for at least a week before the match (if it’s even going to happen).

 

Match 2
Jack Evans vs Jungle Boy w/ Luchasaurus, Marko Stunt
(referee: Paul Turner)

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Result: Jungle Boy wins via submission with the Snare Trap
Time: 6:06

Match Thoughts
This was fun. Maybe it’s because he was in there with Jungle Boy who is pretty lean, but I really noticed how much muscle Jack Evans has been putting on. The muscle helped Evans’ power game, but it also highlighted the fact that Jungle Boy was more agile than Evans tonight. Evans got in some good moves, but this was Jungle Boy’s match as he continues his impressive run. This was also announced as Jungle Boy’s 50th win in AEW, the most wins by anyone in the company.

 

Ring Area
After the match, Matt Hardy leads Private Party and Angelico as they head to the ring. Marko Stunt, Luchasaurus, and Christian Cage intercept the Hardy Family Office, and Christian ends up singling out Matt Hardy in the center of the ring. After taking a falling reverse DDT from Christian, Hardy manages to escape with the help of a distraction from Jack Evans.

Backstage
MJF talks about Chris Jericho, saying there is no shame in admitting he’s been beaten and outsmarted by someone better than him. But no, Jericho has instead decided to continue attacking The Pinnacle. MJF calls Jericho a joke, and he wonders how low Jericho is willing to stoop. Next week, MJF will see just how low Jericho will stoop when he lays out the stipulations he requires if he’s going to give Jericho what he wants. In the meantime, MJF plans to embarrass Sammy Guevara.

Video
Alex Abrahantes welcomes Andrade El Idolo. Andrade wasn’t happy about Matt Sydal interrupting him last week, so he plans to make an example out of Sydal at Road Rager next week in Miami.

Ring Area
In the ring, Tony Schiavone welcomes Kenny Omega. Omega says he woke up today feeling like a king. He has beaten the best in AEW, and there is no one left to challenge him in the company. Therefore, Omega will take some time away from AEW to defend his other championships around the world.

The Dark Order interrupt as they come out and enter the ring. Evil Uno says Omega hasn’t defeated every possible challenger yet. Omega balks at the suggestion that anyone in Dark Order can beat him. Evil Uno admits that no member of Dark Order has the number of singles wins needed to challenge for the AEW World Title, but they have a friend who is the current number one contender. Omega doesn’t think their friend has the guts to face Omega, and their friend doesn’t even think himself that he has what it takes to hold the title. So Omega bids Dark Order adieu.

Backstage
Earlier today, Brian Pillman Jr. doesn’t share the same faith as Miro, but he has some really good friends. When Miro laid his hands on Griff Garrison, Miro made this fight personal, and Pillman plans to show everyone that Miro is just a “big Bulgarian bitch.”

 

Match 3
TNT Title Match
Brian Pillman Jr. w/ Griff Garrison, Julia Hart vs Miro (TNT Champ)
(referee: Aubrey Edwards)

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Result: Miro wins via Referee Stoppage with Game Over and retains the title in his fourth defense
Time: 7:37

Match Thoughts
Very good match. Pillman went for a quick start, but Miro began to dominate the match shortly after the opening bell. Miro was supremely confident, and his pace became somewhat methodical which gave Pillman an opening. Pillman put together an exciting burst of offense late in the match that had Miro reeling, but Miro shut Pillman down with kicks to the head and his Game Over submission. Despite the outcome, this was a nice match for Pillman. It was also another unsurprisingly dominant notch in Miro’s title reign.

 

Backstage
Alex Marvez is about to approach Dark Order when Adam Page brushes past him. Page is angry, asking Dark Order why they would do something stupid like what they did in the ring earlier with Kenny Omega. Dark Order calmly explain that they are only here to support Adam Page and that they believe in him. Dark Order walk about, and Alex Reynolds has the last words, telling Adam Page that he’s waited long enough. It’s now his time. Page takes a drink.

Backstage
Taz (with Hook and Powerhouse Hobbs) explains that things have been rough in Team Taz lately. Taz announces that the issues within the group will be settled in the ring on July 14 when Brian Cage defends the FTW Title against Ricky Starks.

 

Match 4
Vickie Guerrero & “The Native Beast” Nyla Rose vs Rebel & Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D. (AEW Women’s Champ)
(referee: Paul Turner)

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Result: Britt Baker submits Vickie Guerrero with Lockjaw
Time: 6:56

Match Thoughts
Good match. The biggest intrigue here was seeing if Nyla Rose would be able to get her hands on Britt Baker. Baker had no interest in getting into the ring with Rose, and that led to Rebel doing most of the work (and getting beat up in the process). Baker picked her spots well, and even though Rose did throw Baker around a little, Baker was able to use an opportunity to isolate Vickie to put a sudden end to the match. Unfortunately, it looked like Rebel might have hurt her back late in the match when she ran in to break up a pin attempt by Nyla Rose. Nothing unusual happened, but it looked like Rebel couldn’t stand, and she dragged herself to the ring apron where she stayed laying down for the rest of the match.

 

Ring Area
After the match, Nyla Rose attacks Britt Baker. Rose powerbombs Baker in the center of the ring, then Rose powerbombs the champ a second time off the apron through a table on the floor.

Backstage
Jake Hager, Santana, and Ortiz talk about beating up The Pinnacle next week in a 6-man tag match.

 

Match 5
MJF vs “Spanish God” Sammy Guevara
(referee: Bryce Remsburg)

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Result: MJF pins Sammy Guevara after a chair shot to the head from Shawn Spears
Time: 20:06

Match Thoughts
Very good match. With the way they’ve built up MJF as almost never losing in a singles match and with the fact that MJF will probably face Jericho one on one pretty soon, I didn’t have much hope for Sammy Guevara coming away with a win tonight. That did hurt my enjoyment of the match a bit, but a lot of the action was very fun and exciting enough to allow me to forget about all that. Sammy looked great from the start, and even though it took MJF a little while to warm up (he tried to wrestle like Sammy to start and it just felt like MJF was a few steps behind), MJF got into what he does best later in the match. MJF was frustrating in a lot of ways, and that helped emphasize Sammy’s exciting offense. There were two moves in the match that really should have ended everything, one done by each guy, and after both moves were kicked out of it seemed clear that there wouldn’t be a definitive finish tonight. The match slowed way down towards the end after MJF hurt his knee piledriving Sammy from the second rope, and after a few minutes Wardlow and Shawn Spears came out to the ring. Jericho tried to intervene, but he was caught by Wardlow and ended up providing a distraction that allowed Spears to attack Sammy. That led to a frustrating yet unsurprising end to the match. This was a good match for the ongoing story between The Pinnacle and the Inner Circle, but I bet Sammy and MJF can have a better one on one match when fewer story elements are involved.

 

Video
With this being the final Dynamite at Daily’s Place during AEW’s residency because of the pandemic, a video package highlights just some of the many memories made in Jacksonville.

 

Show Impressions
Overall this was a very good show. The tag match at the beginning of the show was strong start, and most of the action after that was a lot of fun. it might not have been the biggest and best Dynamite at Daily’s Place, but it did a very good job of setting up the upcoming road shows to be spectacular.

Match of the Night
Eddie Kingston & Penta El Zero Miedo vs The Young Bucks
It will be hard to top the excitement of this match in the title match Kingston and Penta earned, but it will be a lot of fun to watch regardless.

 

 

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