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Diffusing Dynamite Feb. 17

The Feb. 17 edition of AEW Dynamite was highlighted by a thrilling tag team title bout

By: Gavin Axelrod


All Elite Wrestling (AEW) Dynamite returned live Wednesday night for another exciting episode. The show was highlighted by Santana and Ortiz versus The Young Bucks for the AEW World Tag Team Championships.

The first ever AEW Women’s World Champion Riho made her return to Dynamite for the first time since March. 18, 2020. She took on NWA World Women’s Champion Serena Deeb in a great match.

Elsewhere on the card Orange Cassidy defeated Luther, FTR knocked off the Sydal brothers and Jon Moxley’s team emerged victorious in the main event

As always the Diffusing Dynamite team of Gavin Axelrod and Joseph Casciaro have you covered on all the action!

Hangman vs Hardy official for Revolution


Matt Hardy and ‘Hangman’ Adam Page earned another victory on Dynamite. However, their tag team run was short lived.

After the match Hardy boasted about how ‘Hangman’ was going to make a lot of money and since he signed the contract last week, Hardy would get 30 per cent of his earnings. Page is a smart cowboy and as we saw in last week’s segment, he threw away Hardy’s contract and signed a different piece of paper.

To Hardy’s surprise, he actually signed a contract for a match at the Revolution pay-per-view, March, 7. The match is being billed as a Big Money Match where the loser will have to pay the winner their first-quarter earnings for 2021.

To end the segment, Isaiah Cassidy and TH2 tried to beat down Page, but Dark Order came to make the save. Dark Order stood face-to-face as ‘Hangman’ beamed with a smile and celebrated outsmarting Matt Hardy.

Riho makes a grand return


The last time we saw Riho in an AEW ring was the company’s first show in front of no fans, which kicked off the “Pandemic Era.” Since then much has changed in the division.

Riho and Deeb put on what might’ve been the best women’s match on Dynamite ever. Deeb is a savvy veteran and Riho is a legitimately elite talent who is going to inject much needed stardom in the division.

Riho, AEW’s first ever Women’s Champion scored the win with a Gedo Clutch and will face Thunder Rosa in the semi finals of the Eliminator Tournament.

Sting pays the price

(Twitter via @AEW)

If you thought Sting wasn’t cleared for in-ring action, think again. Sting made a big mistake when he stepped into the ring alone to face-off with three members of Team Taz.

For his effort, Sting was nearly powerbombed through the ring by ‘The Machine’ Brain Cage. He’ll probably want to bring some backup next time.

As the Street Fight between Sting and Darby Allin and Team Taz March, 7 at the Revolution pay-per-view looms, one has to wonder if Allin and his partner will make it there in one piece.

AEW World Tag Team Title match


This was a great match overshadowed by a defaulting finish. The Young Bucks retained their titles via a flash roll-up.

AEW usually delivers on its pay-per-view matches, but a shock change of Sanatana and Ortiz winning the titles Wednesday night felt like the better choice. We’ll now see The Young Bucks defend their titles against Chirs Jericho and MJF at Revolution.

AEW Face Of The Revolution Ladder Match announced


Announced on the show was a Face Of The Revolution Ladder match for the pay-per-view. It will see six men vye for a shot at the TNT Championship.

Cody Rhodes, Scorpio Sky and Penta El Zero M were announced for the match. It’d be awesome if AEW left the final three competitors a surprise.

Here’s hoping we get some representatives from IMPACT and New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Mega main event set for Revolution

(Twittver via @AEW)

The Good Brothers attacked Jon Moxley at the end of the show and out came AEW World Champion Kenny Omega.

Omega was fired up and explained he had a late Valentine’s Day gift from Tony Khan. He added that Khan slipped a rematch clause into Moxley’s contract and since he’s in the giving mood, he’ll give him the match at Revolution.

‘The Cleaner’ exclaimed since Moxley doesn’t stay down in a real match or a street fight, they’d be settling things in a Barbed Wire Deathmatch. A concept made famous in the Japanese promotion FMW during the late 1980s and 1990s.

If you had any doubts about buying the pay-per-view, this is your sign to hit the purchase button!

Next week: ‘Hangman’ Adam Page takes on Isiah Cassidy, the Women’s Eliminator Tournament continues and more!


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