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AEW Dynamite Results
We are just about a month away from the next AEW pay-per-view Revolution. The main event of the show is set, as Jon Moxley challenges Chris Jericho for the AEW World Championship. Would some other matches be set for the show? Find out below in the full results:
- Young Bucks def. Butcher & Blade
- Nyla Rose def. Big Swole
- Cody Rhodes def. Kip Sabian
- SCU def. TH2
- The Inner Circle (Chris Jericho, Santana & Ortiz) def. Darby Allin & Private Party
AEW Dynamite Takeaways
The Moxley-Jericho dynamic has been played so perfectly during their feud. Moxley is a man of the people; Jericho is a man above them. While Moxley is willing to do it all for the win, Jericho is willing to take any advantage possible. It is absolutely basic wrestling psychology, but when two guys are able to do it well it is still effective. Also, Moxley has an eyepatch – how awesome is that?
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 30, 2020
“Drunk cowboy” Adam Page hasn’t really clicked with me up until this point. His appearance on the show really made him seem like a genuine character, getting Matt Jackson to hold his beer so he could hit the Buck Shot. Afterwards he did seem to get under the skin of the Young Bucks since they really want the AEW Tag Team Championships. It is a story with some layers developing, and I’m finally a fan of the cowboy shtick.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 30, 2020
Kudos to AEW for knowing when to abandon ship with Britt Baker. Her initial direction and presentation wasn’t working, so they tweaked her to being a heel and it works much better now. The promo she cut this week on Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone and the Cleveland crowd was excellent. Plus, did you know she’s a dentist?
Brodie Lee Expected To Sign With AEW
It’s Thursday. You know what that means.
It means we have a report that Brodie Lee, formerly known as Luke Harper in WWE, will be signing with AEW soon. Dave Meltzer is reporting that Lee will sign with AEW and debut on March 18th (h/t Fightful). AEW Dynamite on March 18th takes place in Lee’s hometown of Rochester, New York, which could make for an incredible debut. Get excited, fans of massive lariats!
Another jam-packed episode of NXT this week. This one comes after Worlds Collide on Saturday, where NXT & NXT UK resolved their differences with a good dose of punching. NXT is now on the road to TakeOver: Portland, so what would that entail? Full results are below:
- Finn Balor def. Trent Seven
- Shotzi Blackheart def. Deonna Purrazzo
- Dominik Dijakovic def. Damian Priest
- Tegan Nox def. Dakota Kai
- Kayden Carter def. Chelsea Green
- The Broserweights (Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne) def. Grizzled Young Veterans to win the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic
Bro, we’re going to TakeOver Portland! The finals of the Dusty Classic produced an excellent bout, and Riddle & Dunne continue the affinity that WWE has for mixed-match tag teams in the tournament. Riddle & Dunne battling Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish at TakeOver will make for an excellent match. Will WWE pull the trigger on the oddball pair as tag champs? Right now my gut says yes, only for a short-term title reign.
Tomasso Ciampa is also going to Portland, and he has his eyes set on Goldie. He wants to get back the NXT Championship that he never lost from Adam Cole. Ciampa is such an interesting character at this stage. He does what would normally be heel things, like taking out people backstage, and does it with a singular focus for his own gains. Yet somehow, he remains likeable. That’s a testament both to how good Ciampa is, and how hateable Cole and Undisputed Era are.
Weird circle promos played on the show this week. The numbers rearranged to be 5/2/20, which would be the February 5th show next week. Some smart people online also said it looks like Velveteen Dream’s three eye symbol. Could he be returning to the yellow brand next week?
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) January 30, 2020
Shotzi Blackheart had a mini-tank for her entrance. I’m an easy fan to win over apparently, because I love it.
COOLEST entrance of the decade right here! 💚💚💚
— WWE (@WWE) January 30, 2020
One for the Road: TNA Edition
Impact is running a one-time only TNA reunion show on Wrestlemania weekend. They’ve been releasing names who will be attending, and so far it’s an interesting group. Petey Williams, Disco Inferno, Scott Steiner, D’Lo Brown, Ken Anderson and Chris Harris are all announced so far. If you could add one more TNA legend to the show, who would it be? Our pick is any of these three: