Luther def. Sonny Kiss
I honestly have no desire to see Luther in action, but this match wasn't half bad. Kiss was probably the best first opponent for him because of how he's a good wrestler but has been directionless since the start of AEW. This was perfectly fine and thankfully didn't overstay its welcome. Jimmy Havoc wasted no time in rushing the ring afterward, only for Luther to get out of harm's way. Look for them to have some sort of "death" matchup on an upcoming episode of Dark.
The Dark Order def. Michael Nakazawa and Peter Avalon
You pretty much know what you're getting with any match involving Nakazawa and Avalon. On the bright side, this was kept on the shorter side much like the opener and was designed to further Dark Order's recent momentum. They completely dominated from start to finish and won in decisive fashion. I'm very looking forward to seeing who The Exalted One ends up being. Matt Hardy would be a perfect for the role as many others have said, but that's assuming he actually leaves WWE and signs with AEW.
Britt Baker def. Miranda Alize
Interestingly enough, Alize also appeared on this week's edition of IMPACT! Wrestling in a match against Impact Knockouts Champion Jordynne Grace (though that was taped a few weeks ago I believe). She showed potential there and was impressive here as well. As for Baker, wrestling hasn't been her strong suit so far, but she was decent in this bout. She's definitely far more comfortable in the heel role than she ever was as a babyface.
Private Party def. Brandon Cutler and Shawn Spears
I say this a lot, but it blows my mind that AEW never properly followed up on Prviate Party's huge victory over The Young Bucks on that second episode of Dynamite back in October. I was there that night and they were super over, but they feel like just another team at this point. They needed this win, but the match was nothing special because Cutler and Spears obviously weren't going to gel well together. My question is, why does Spears continue to choose losers as his partners? Is no one else available?
This episode aired early because Revolution is on Saturday night and it would have been outdated if AEW waited until its usual Tuesday night time slot to air it. None of the matches were memorable in the slightest, but at least all the right people won. Havoc vs. Luther was teased again, but that was about it. I'd recommend spending the hour watching the AEW Revolution Countdown special instead, which I've heard nothing but positive things about over the past two days and intend on checking out myself soon.
All #AskGSM Cruiserweight Classic Hidden Gems JJF's Take John's Jargon Lists/Rankings Mae Young Classic Mixed Match Challenge News Opinion Previews Retro Reviews Reviews RJ's Two Cents Satire SummerSlam Recall Tribute To The Troops Worlds Collide WrestleMania Recall
©2010 - 2020 Next Era Wrestling, Inc. All Rights Reserved.