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It’s Wednesday, you know what that means. Dynamite 200 is firmly behind us and we are just weeks away from AEW All In hailing from Wembley Stadium. Dynamite 201 will feature a rematch from Double or Nothing 2022, with the Young Bucks facing off against the Hardy Boyz. Another star from the early 2000’s is scheduled to wrestle as Rob Van Dam will make his AEW in-ring debut against Jack Perry for the FTW title. Hikaru Shida will also have her first women’s title defense since her big win last week, she will face Anna Jay.

Jericho Appreciation Society Meeting

The show started with most of the members in the ring. Chris Jericho made his way out but before he could get far in his promo he was interrupted by Daniel Garcia. A passionate Garcia voiced his grievances to his leader. After putting everything on the table, Garcia walked away. Soon after the other members began to speak and followed Garcia’s lead. Every member ended up walking away after some very passionate promos, especially from the likes of Tay Conti and Matt Menard. After the commercial break, Jericho was joined backstage by Don Callis. Jericho announced that he has an answer for whether he will join the Don Callis family or not which will be revealed live next week.

The Young Bucks defeat The Hardy Boyz

After a long absence from proper tag team competition, the Young Bucks were their typical selves, not missing a step. The match didn’t drag which helped mask the Hardyz limitations. After a BTE trigger to Matt Hardy, the Bucks picked up the win. The two legendary teams embraced after the match. Nick Jackson grabbed a mic and before he could say anything more than F.T.R, the tag team champions showed up. No words were exchanged besides the two words, All In. We’re in for a sure-fire classic.

AEW women’s four-way tournament announced

Excalibur announced on commentary that the Women’s title will be defended in a four-way match at All In. Toni Storm will exercise her rematch clause and will automatically be added to the match. Storm will be joined by the winner of Britt Baker vs The Bunny, Saraya vs Skye Blue, and the winner between Shida and Jay later in the night.

MJF & Adam Cole Vignette

The friendship between the unluckily pair continues to blossom. This time the venue was a trampoline park. The skit was a good laugh and is further proof of the amazing chemistry that MJF and Cole have. The vignette might not be everyone’s cup of tea but if you enjoy a little bit of light-hearted comedy in your wrestling then you will get a kick out of the pair’s antics.

Blackpool Combat Club Backstage Promo

The stable run down the Best Friends after what was a classic parking lot brawl last week on Rampage. Moxley then calls out the Lucha Bros before their much anticipated match later in the night.

FTW Title: Jack Perry defeats Rob Van Dam

Jack Perry playing mind games from the get-go, wearing tights reminiscent of Jerry Lynn’s old gear. Rob Van Dam came out donning his classic airbrushed singlet, looking like a million bucks. The match was well worked with RVD pulling out all of his legendary moves on Perry. Even in his mid-fifties RVD looked fantastic, he even had the match won after a five-star frog splash. However, with the ref down Perry was able to take advantage and get the victory.

Lucha Bros backstage interview

Backstage with Renee Paquette, the Lucha Bros go tit-for-tat after the BCC’s promo earlier in the night. The Lucha Bros look to avenge their injured partner Pac, as they aim to seek revenge on the BCC.

MJF & Adam Cole In-Ring Promo

Another chapter in this story is unveiled as Adam Cole pleads to MJF to wrestle on All In’s zero hour for the ROH Tag Titles. The zero hour on AEW pay-per-views are never must see but a match between MJF, Cole, and Aussie Open will surely be a must watch. MJF, while hesitant at first, agrees to the match. Roderick Strong interrupts the pair, and continues to complain to Cole about MJF. Week after week Strong becomes whinier with his complaints, this time prompting the fans to boo him. MJF harshly runs down Strong on the mic, which leads to The Kingdom coming out to console Strong. Cole, rather recklessly pushes MJF, taking offense to what he said about Strong. Cole almost immediately regrets his actions as he profusely apologizes. This saga has layers added every week and it seems that this trend will continue for the time being, especially leading up to Wembley.

Blackpool Combat Club defeat The Lucha Bros

The four workers involved are four of the best in the world which made for an end-to-end match. What the Lucha Bros bring to the table with their fast paced offense, the BCC counter that with hard hitting power moves and intense brawling. The styles mesh excellently together, which was evident by the crowd reaction throughout the whole contest. Moxley picked up the win with a roll up on Penta, after ripping off his mask. Adding insult to injury, Castagnoli wore Penta’s mask as the post-match beat-down ensued. The rivalry between these teams is far from over.

Kenny Omega Backstage Interview

Omega is stopped by Alex Marvez, who asks about Omega’s plans for Wembley. Next week on Dynamite, Omega will sit down with Jim Ross to discuss his future and what he has planned for the monumental event. One would predict Konosuke Takeshita will be Omega’s opponent if the last few months are to be taken as evidence.

Swerve Strickland promo

In what has been a very promo heavy show, Swerve Strickland makes his way to the ring alongside the Mogul Embassy. Swerve talks about what went down last week at the Buddy Wayne academy. AR Fox grabs the microphone and calls out Darby Allin. Allin comes out and passionately runs down Fox after his big betrayal from a few weeks ago, and while Fox has some new friends, Allin has backup too. The lights go out and come back on, inside the ring Sting clears house. After attacking Strickland, Sting points his bat to the screen above. The screen above is the advertisement for All In at Wembley. Soon after, it becomes official. Allin and Sting against Strickland and Fox in a coffin match.

AEW Women’s Title: Hikaru Shida defeats Anna Jay

For the second week in a row, the women close out the show. This is quite the turn of events after a few months of the women’s division in disarray. Anna Jay was accompanied to the ring by 2.0 who were lively participants at ringside. The match didn’t hit full gear and seemed rushed towards the end. Shida picked up the victory with the Kitana however it was a bit confusing as Angelo Parker seemed to grab or put something in Jay’s hand as the three count occurred. A spot like this on the card would’ve been more suited to a more seasoned competitor for Shida to face off against, Jay was an interesting choice for this specific spot. However, it is good to see Shida positioned in a main event role in back to back weeks.

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