|>> || 1590318024621.jpg -(26070B / 25.46KB, 960x540) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. mad as fuck that i couldn't watch this live, very strong PPV, even better than Revolution, had something to please everyone |
a few thoughts:
>CASINO LADDER MATCH: Darby Allin vs. Colt Cabana vs. Orange Cassidy vs. Joey Janela vs. Scorpio Sky vs. Kip Sabian vs. Frankie Kazarian vs. Luchasaurus vs. TBA (Mystery Entrant) - Winner receives future AEW World Championship Match.hard to describe in details this kinda match because there's always tons of stuff going on, in short let's just say that it was a pretty funny and chaotic spotfest. janela replacing fenix sucks but he held his own during the match so i can't be mad at him, cassidy added a lot with his comedy and everyone else took some pretty big bumps. cage being the surprise entrant with tazz as a manager made me mark out, dude was incredible in impact and a match against moxley sounds fun, even if i wouldn't have him lose a high profile match this soon
only complaints? cabana was just kinda there the whole time and the closing spot sucked, would have sucked without the botch too
>Dustin Rhodes vs. Shawn Spearsmore of a segment that a match, felt very old school. i wouldn't have much of negative to say about the story or the action itself but this retirement angle was very weird. if dustin was fine then why not just announce it? to make a surprise for spears? this feud lasted like 2 weeks, he's not been appearing for a long enough where his silence about it was weird and its not like he had an injury or anything and it was up in the air whether he could wrestle or not, the suspence for this match was a big too artificial for my tastes
>AEW TNT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: Cody vs. Lance Archer - Mike Tyson to present title to the winner.dope match, simple as. cody is a mark, a bitch on twitter and a race mixer, but i'll never deny that the guy can work a multi layered match like few others and i respect that he's willing to take bumps like those. i was also afraid that the involvement of the managers and tyson was gonna be overbooked but i'm glad to say that it wasn't the case. so cody is a champion now, and this victory honestly felt very needed despite cody having such a strong record, i wanna see how this goes. btw that belt design is horrendous.
>MJF vs. Jungle Boythe best mjf match ive seen to date, indies included. this feud was ice cold to me, jungle boy is the third wheel in jurassic express, which in tiself doesn't have a ton of momentum, and mjf going from cody to him made no sense whatsoever, BUT the match ruled, no question about it. always seen mjf as a very mediocre in ring worker but maybe there's more to him that we have yet to see
>Penelope Ford vs. Kris Statlanderi'll be 100% honest with you guys, i skipped this.
>AEW WOMEN'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (NO DQ/NO COUNT-OUT): Nyla Rose (c) vs. Hikaru Shidathank. god. shida was the champion this women's division needed since aew started and i'm glad it finally happened. with that said, nyla went out in style, gotta give her big credit on this, the match was really good and it wasn't just shida who was responsible for it, "always bet on black" was the best banter line of the show
kenny will have to hire a bunch of new women though, there's no heels for shida now. nyla's been taker care of, britt's out, bea is stuck in japan and penelope kinda sucks
>AEW WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: Jon Moxley (c) vs. Brodie Leei don't really know what to think of this angle, one one hand the match delivered big time and brodie lee needed a breakout match to prove what he's really capable of outside of wwe, this was it. on the other hand how do you recover from this? he's been hyped for months, he's been fed only jobbers for his short time as an active wrestler, so it's not like his stock was that high to begin with, and you put him in a match for the world title immediately only for him to lose? i don't know, maybe they can find a way to spin this but i'm getting strong bray wyatt vibes from this booking
>STADIUM STAMPEDE MATCH: The Elite (Kenny Omega, Hangman Page, The Young Bucks and Matt Hardy) vs. Inner Circle (Chris Jericho, Jake Hager, Sammy Guevara, Santana, and Ortiz)and there it is, there it fucking is! at first i was a bit bummed that this was taped, i expected something a lot more cinematic hearing the news and while i'm generally a fan i felt that this match needed to be more DDT style than that. luckily the match is like 99% pure wrestling with only a couple of edits for matt hardy and for some kino camera shorts. anyways this was insane, i don't laugh often out loud at wrestling but i did here a couple of times, and when the tone was more serious the action was just as creative. can't stress enough how good this was, a match of the year contender