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AEW Dynamite (Episode 52: Late Night Dynamite) Recap & Review

AEW Dynamite
Episode 52
Late Night Dynamite
#AEWDynamite

Original Air Date: September 22, 2020
Event Date: September 10, 2020
(aired on TNT)

City: Jacksonville, FL
Venue: Daily’s Place

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

 

Show/Hide Match Previews

 

Intro Video
“Dynamite” by No One Hero

 

Match 1
Ben Carter vs Scorpio Sky
(referee: Aubrey Edwards)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Scorpio Sky wins via pinfall after a TKO
Time: 12:01 (1 break)

Match Thoughts
Great match. If Ben Carter was looking to get noticed on his Dynamite debut, then he was wildly successful. Carter has a fast-paced style that is super fun to watch. Scorpio Sky is also a quick and agile wrestler, but Carter’s speed started to frustrate Sky early in the match. That frustration led to Sky becoming more aggressive than what we’re used to seeing from him, and that immediately made the tension between Carter and Sky very interesting to watch. This fight was filled with high-speed, high-flying moves, and a lot of great technical sequences and counters. This is how you build up two guys at the same time and have them both come away looking better than they did before the opening bell rang.

 

Video
A look at the feud so far between Jon Moxley and Lance Archer and the buildup to their six-man tag match tomorrow night.

 

Match 2
Anna Jay w/ Evil Uno, Stu Grayson, Alex Reynolds, John Silver, Alan Angels, Preston Vance vs Brandi Rhodes
(referee: Paul Turner)

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Result: Anna Jay wins via KO with the Queen Slayer
Time: 6:05

Match Thoughts
Pretty good match. The intensity of the action was probably better than the action itself, but it was a good fight. Clearly the issues between Anna Jay and Brandi Rhodes will only get more heated after the way this match went down (with a timely distraction by Evil Uno and Stu Grayson).

 

Backstage
Alex Marvez welcomes Scorpio Sky. What’s next for Sky? He’s still looking for the TNT Title. Matt Sydal walks up, and Sky tells Sydal that after he beats Spears tonight they can go get some drinks.

Video
A look at Mr. Brodie Lee and Orange Cassidy heading into their TNT Title match tomorrow night.

 

Match 3
Matt Sydal vs Shawn Spears w/ Tully Blanchard
(referee: Bryce Remsburg)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Shawn Spears wins via pinfall after C4 (and a palm strike with a loaded glove)
Time: 9:40 (1 break)

Match Thoughts
Great match. Sydal had a ton of energy, and he overwhelmed Spears with quick attacks from all directions of the ring. Spears tried to turn the match into more of a contest of power, but Sydal was smart and kept going back to his speed and agility for most of his offense. Eventually, Spears got a little help from Tully Blanchard, and that combined with Sydal’s apparent hesitations on the top rope led to Spears hitting some powerful and effective offense late in the match. This was a highly entertaining match from both guys, and it was a superb way to end the show.

 

Show Impressions
This was great. As far as format, it fell somewhere between Dark and Dynamite. There were no story segments. This show was all about the matches, but the matches were all important for one reason or another. it was a quick and easy watch, and the mathes got me excited for more from everyone.

Match of the Night
Matt Sydal vs Shawn Spears
As good as Sky versus Carter was, the main event was even better. I wasn’t sure who would win between Spears and Sydal so there was more tension there, and the action was completely engaging the entire time.

 

 

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