It’s Wednesday and you know what that means. Dynamite is set to be sweet as this action packed episode is headlined with the tornado tag team match for the AEW tag titles. Ricky Starks and Big Bill face off with the undefeated duo of Darby Allin and Sting. Swerve Strickland and Adam Page start the next chapter in their rivalry as they are set to face off for the third time with the winner earning a shot at Samoa Joe’s coveted World Championship. A star-studded trios match with international flavor will take place as the stars of CMLL face off with the Blackpool Combat Club. Chris Jericho and Konosuke Takeshita are scheduled for singles action as they have a follow-up to their match that took place in DDT last month. AEW Women’s Champion Toni Storm goes one-on-one with Red Velvet. Tony Khan is also set to make an announcement of huge proportion!
Swerve Strickland vs. Adam Page Ends in a Time-Limit Draw
The Phoenix crowd made it know from the opening bell that Swerve was their guy. His popularity is undeniable and both wrestlers didn’t shy away from the roles that the crowd placed on them. Commentary didn’t shy away from it either, as it was mentioned several times. These two are wrestling soulmates as everything they face off it is absolute gold.
Midway through the match, a Swerve Stomp looked like it could end it but Page was able to kick out to the dismay of the crowd. In the closing stretch, Strickland equaled Page as he kicked out of a buck-shot lariat. A frustrated Page then hit the dead-eye on the apron and told Paul Turner to count. Prince Nana began to dance around Strickland to give him strength and amazingly, it worked! Page eventually ended up hitting Nana with a chair as the crowd booed. Strickland then got the upper hand on Page as Page was busy dealing with Nana. A second swerve-stomp wasn’t enough as Swerve tweaked his ankle on the way down.
The match was insanity after that as Strickland hit a dead-eye through a table and attempted a third Swerve stomp but this time Page moved out of the way. Page attempted a buckshot lariat but Strickland reversed it into a JML driver. However, the bell rang before the three count as the time expired. Strickland refused for it to end that way as he pleaded for five more minutes. Page looks to have completed his heel turn as he refused to fight any more and laughed on as he told Swerve that he had to beat him to be come number one contender.
Tony Schiavone from the commentary table announced that Tony Khan has announced that there are now two number one contenders. The match at Revolution will now be a three-way match between Joe, Strickland, and Page.
Samoa Joe Backstage Interview
Backstage, Joe was asked about the three-way match at Revolution. Joe was clearly frustrated as the match ended up in a draw and therefore neither contender deserves a shot. Despite this, Joe vowed that he will walk out of Revolution still the World Champion.
Toni Storm defeats Red Velvet
Storm hasn’t quite figured out the balance in the ring with the gimmick and her genuinely great in-ring work. The in-ring work has seemed to suffer. However, the match wasn’t too bad despite its short length. Storm submitted Velvet with an ankle lock as she stared down Purrazzo on commentary. Purrazzo came into the ring for the save after the bell.
Orange Cassidy Backstage Interview
Cassidy was asked about his upcoming match on Collision with Ishii. The interview went awkwardly but it was very on brand for Cassidy as Trent Beretta and Rocky Romero were by his side.
Blackpool Combat Club defeats Hechicero, Volador Jr, Mascara Dorada
What a fun match. This is what wrestling can be, stars from different companies going at it for the fans entertainment. Hechicero looked fantastic as his innovative technical wrestling was on display. Dorada was a treat to watch in the ring as well as he was the x-factor with his high flying offense, and Volador Jr was no slouch either. The match was full of action, blink and you miss it. In the closing stretch, with the referee distracted, Castagnoli hit a low blow on Hechicero and stole the victory. The other stars of CMLL in the first row came out to confront the BCC but they were met with some of the AEW locker room members to even the odds. It’s interesting to see what will happen next as this saga between AEW/CMLL is far from over.
Tony Khan Announcement
Tony Khan announced that in five weeks, Dynamite will be held in the TD Garden in Boston. It is a special edition of the show as it is being hailed as “Big Business”. It’s Mone time!
Konosuke Takeshita defeats Chris Jericho
The never-ending feud between Chris Jericho and the Don Callis Family continues. As the match progressed, Powerhouse Hobbs got involved by tripping up Jericho. Sammy Guevara then came out to hit Hobbs with a chair and a cutter which removed Hobbs from the equation.
The match was fine but at this point this feud has been a chore and a few minutes could have easily been shaved off of this bout and there was so reason for Jericho to kick out of the avalanche blue-thunder bomb. Jericho locked in the walls of Jericho. Callis threw in a chair which caused a distraction, this gave Callis the opportunity to hit Jericho with a screwdriver. Takeshita took advantage and locked in the walls of Jericho on Jericho himself. Jericho was going to pass out but regained strength at the very end. However, Takeshita moved to the center of the ring and had the move locked in full force. Jericho tapped out. It might be time for Jericho to take some time off of tv so he can come back refreshed.
AEW Tag Team Championships: Sting & Darby Allin defeat Ricky Starks & Big Bill
Sting has less than a month left in his career but that does not mean he is going to phone it in. Minutes into the match, Sting jumped from one of the top rows onto Starks and Bill in spectacular fashion. The highlight reel doesn’t end there as a suicide dive from Allin was turned into an amazing black hole slam from Big Bill. Big Bill was the low-key star of this match as everything he did looked absolutely vicious. Sting later had the Scorpion Death-Lock locked in on Starks but Starks was able to get out and hit a spear. Sting kicked out in what as a close false finish. Sting mustered up the strength to hit a scorpion death-drop for the win. Take a bow Stinger! However, the celebrations were short-lived. The Young Bucks attacked the new tag team champions and even took out Sting’s sons who were in the ring celebrating with their dad. Both of the Bucks had all white suits stained with blood after their dastardly attack.