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AEW Dynamite (Fyter Fest Night 2) Recap & Review – Episode 40

AEW Dynamite
Fyter Fest – Night 2
Episode 41

Original Air Date: July 8, 2020
Event Date: July 2, 2020
(aired on TNT)

City: Jacksonville, FL
Venue: Daily’s Place

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


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Intro Video
“Dynamite” by No One Hero


Match 1
AEW World Tag Team Title Match
Private Party w/ Matt Hardy vs “Hangman” Adam Page & Kenny Omega (Tag Champs)
(referee: Rick Knox)

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Result: Adam Page pins Isaiah Kassidy after the Last Call
Time: 10:34

Match Thoughts
Very good match. Both teams were throwing out some of their signatures moves very early in the match, and that opened things up a bit so I wasn’t completely sure what to expect as the match went on. The champs looked strong early, but Private Party started to dominate after a few high-risk moves connected in big ways. It all built up to a fast and chaotic finish that had at least a few believable near falls for both teams. Once again, the tag titles were a great way to start the show!


During a commercial break, we are treated to “Rise” by Mikey Rukus.


Match 2
Joey Janela vs Lance Archer w/ Jake Roberts
(referee: Paul Turner)

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Result: Lance Archer pins Joey Janela after the Blackout through a table at ringside
Time: 8:04 (1 break)

Match Thoughts
Very good match. Joey Janela came ready for a fight, but Archer was apparently already fighting in the back. Archer came out with Sonny Kiss draped over his shoulders, and he threw Kiss at Janela to start the match. Kiss would eventually end up in Janela’s corner and helped Janela a few times, but this match was mostly Janela taking a beating while trying to give back as much as he could to Archer. There was hope for Janela towards the end of the match, and the fight stayed fun all the way through to the end.


Darby Allin practices his Coffin Drop by jumping into a foam pit.

Ring Area
In the ring, Tony Schiavone welcomes Taz and Brian Cage. Taz talks about how Jon Moxley was supposed to lose the AEW World Title to Brian Cage tonight, but that won’t happen until next week. So tonight, Taz unveils the title that no promotion would recognize, the FTW Championship. He says Brian Cage is longer an uncrowned champ, he is the FTW champ. Cage holds up the FTW Title as the segment ends.


Match 3
The Butcher & The Blade & The Lucha Brothers vs FTR & The Young Bucks
(referee: Rick Knox)

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Result: Pentagon Jr. pins Matt Jackson after the LB Driver
Time: 16:29

Match Thoughts
Great match! This was as fun as I expected/hoped it would be. The first part of the match was mostly FTR versus the Lucha Bros., then the second part of the match was mostly Young Bucks versus Butcher and Blade. After that, it became a lot more of a free-for-all. FTR and the Bucks worked well together, and they seemed to have superior teamwork for most of the match. Butcher & Blade and the Lucha Bros. both looked great as separate teams though, so yeah, this match got pretty crazy. There was a bit of storytelling going on between FTR and the Bucks throughout the match (will they or won’t they work together?), but for the most part, this was just a wild and fun match that I couldn’t predict.


Outside the Venue
Alex Marvez watches as Big Wole gets served suspension papers. Swole is pissed, but more about wasting three and a half hours driving to Daily’s Place than about being suspended because of Britt Baker’s petitioning.


Match 4
Nyla Rose vs Kenzie Paige & KiLynn King
(referee: Aubrey Edwards)

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Result: Nyla Rose pins both of her opponents after powerbombing Paige onto King
Time: 2:21

Match Thoughts
Double squash.


Ring Area
After the match, Nyla Rose announces that she has hired a manager. She won’t tell us whom she’s hired, but she promises that her manager will lead her back to the AEW Women’s Title.

Earlier today, Colt Cabana was cleared to wrestle despite a nasty bruise on his side. Brodie Lee says Dark Order will ensure that “accidents” like what led to his injury won’t happen again. Lee also tells Cabana to go get ready to wrestle.


Match 5
Colt Cabana & Stu Grayson & Mr. Brodie Lee w/ 10, Evil Uno, Alan Angels, John Silver, Alex Reynolds vs SCU
(referee: Paul Turner)

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Result: Colt Cabana pins Christopher Daniels after a discus lariat from Brodie Lee
Time: 12:13

Match Thoughts
Very good match. The action was heavily influenced by Colt Cabana’s ongoing saga with the Dark Order. Cabana was in pretty bad shape considering his bruised up torso, so he really couldn’t do a lot in the match. That allowed him to stay away from directly fighting his friends in SCU for a good portion of the match, and it also allowed SCU to show compassion by not taking advantage of Cabana’s injury. Cabana did fight against SCU at times, but most of the match revolved around Grayson and Lee fighting against SCU and setting them up for Cabana to take advantage of them in a weakened state. That left Cabana with a dilemma: would he take advantage of his friends, or would he pull away from the Dark Order? I liked how the match went. There is still a lot of conflict here after the match, but this was definitely a turning point for everyone involved.


Ring Area
Big Swole (who isn’t supposed to be in the building) approaches Rebel and Britt Baker at their spot next to the commentary table. After a bit of arguing back and forth, Big Swole throws some trash at Rebel. Rebel throws up her arms in reaction, and Rebel’s arm smacks Baker in the face. Baker grabs her nose and yells for a doctor, and Rebel just yells.


Match 6
Orange Cassidy w/ Best Friends vs “Le Champion” Chris Jericho w/ Santana, Ortiz
(referee: Aubrey Edwards)

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Result: Chris Jericho wins via pinfall after the Judas Effect
Time: 18:42

Match Thoughts
Great match! To start, Cassidy sent Best Friends to the back before the match started, but Jericho kept Santana and Ortiz at ringside throughout the entire match (and he had his bat Floyd in the corner). That made a difficult situation even more daunting for Cassidy right from the start. Cassidy looked great early in the match though. He did his shtick as usual, but he incorporated his uniquely agile moves brilliantly, and Jericho couldn’t keep up. After Cassidy’s early onslaught though, Jericho started to come back and dominate. Cassidy got beat up a lot, and Jericho started to focus on his back as a setup for the Walls of Jericho. After a fair amount of shenanigans, when Cassidy was at his lowest point, Cassidy started to push back hard. That led to an incredibly fun and exciting final few minutes. I loved this match, and I love how Orange Cassidy’s character has progressed more and more over his time in AEW. This was a fantastic way to end this year’s Fyter Fest.


Show Impressions
As much as I enjoyed last week, this week definitely beat it. I think some matches last week were better than some matches this week, but overall tonight’s was a better show. And next week looks to be great as well.

Match of the Night
Orange Cassidy vs Chris Jericho / 8-Man Tag
It’s a tie. These matches are so different, and they’re both great for completely different reasons, so I choose not to choose a winner.



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