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AEW Dynamite Results: We’re On A Boat!
Well we aren’t on a boat, but AEW Dynamite sure is. Airing from Chris Jericho’s Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Rager Cruise, having been taped last night. More breakdown of the show below, but first the results from the great big sea edition of Dynamite:
- Adam Page & Kenny Omega def. SCU (c) to win the AEW Tag Team Championships
- Britt Baker def. Priscilla Kelly
- The Inner Circle def. Jurassic Express
- MJF def. Joey Janela
- Jon Moxley def. PAC to become #1 Contender for the AEW Championship
AEW Dynamite Takeaways:
An excellent first title change in AEW history. The Tag Team Championship match was given ample time and Omega & Page are two popular wrestlers. It is a bit odd that AEW would go with two established main eventers as tag team champions when their tag division is incredibly deep. They don’t feel like champions that will last a long time.
Britt Baker is fully heel now, as evidenced by her promo after beating Priscilla Kelly. She made fun of Tony Schiavone, which has now given us a wonderful reaction gif:
— Jessi Davin (@jessithebuckeye) January 23, 2020
With the action taking place on a cruise ship, you knew someone was going in the pool. Let’s all count our blessings that it was MJF.
We knew that Jericho-Moxley was the direction for AEW Revolution. Now it is set in stone. Moxley could very well be the second AEW Champion, because he is the hottest act in the company right now. Jericho is so wildly entertaining, yet fans still are fully behind Moxley and his one eye. Also, solid matches like his one with PAC don’t hurt.
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) January 23, 2020
NXT Results: Worlds Will Soon Collide
This Saturday the worlds of NXT and NXT UK will collide on the WWE Network (remember, only $9.99 a month)! Before that show, we have both an episode of NXT & NXT UK. The results from NXT on Wednesday night are below:
- Grizzled Young Veterans def. Undisputed Era to advance to the Dusty Rhodes Classic Finals
- Toni Storm def. Io Shirai by disqualification
- Finn Balor def. Joaquin Wilde
- Shayna Baszler def. Shotzi Blackheart
- Broserweights (Pete Dunne & Matt Riddle) def. Imperium to advance to the Dusty Rhodes Classic Finals
- Keith Lee def. Roderick Strong (c) to win the NXT North American Championship
Keith Lee is the North American Champion, and boy does he deserve it. Lee has taken all of the momentum from his incredible Survivor Series weekend and transferred it into gold. While some may be upset he hasn’t gone right to the NXT Championship, I’m thrilled he went for the North American title. It makes the title feel important, plus it gives Lee somewhere to go after his reign is over.
I think anyone who had Grizzled Young Veterans as part of their Dusty Classic bracket finals is lying or a diehard NXT UK fan. Defeating Undisputed Era is a feather in their cap, even if it came with Imperium assistance. Will they get the rub over the newly-formed Broserweights? My gut says no, only because WWE loves randomly paired teams for this tournament.
Bianca Belair attacked Toni Storm in her match against Io Shirai. All of these women are positioned to potentially be opponents for Rhea Ripley over the next few months. This division is positively stacked.
Lance Archer to AEW?
According to Sports Illustrated, New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Lance Archer is in “high level talks” with AEW (h/t WrestlingInc). Archer is known for runs in TNA and New Japan, but came into his own in 2019 with a breakout year. He was IWGP United States Champion from October until Wrestle Kingdom 14, where he lost the belt to Jon Moxley. Archer would be another big addition to the All Elite roster.
One for the Road:
Someone check on Adam Cole’s chest. It may have become an Adam Hole.
Those @WalterAUT chops…
— NXT UK (@NXTUK) January 23, 2020