The June 26 edition of Dynamite was highlighted by an electric main event
By: Gavin Axelrod
All Elite Wrestling returned to action in front of fans with a loaded card Saturday, June 26.
The show marked the second time ever in AEW history Dynamite was held on a Saturday. It was also the first time a Saturday edition of Dynamite was held in front of fans.
AEW’s run at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Fla is coming to a close, but they aren’t going away quietly. World Champion Kenny Omega took on Jungle Boy in the main event, Kris Statlander defeated The Bunny and more.
Also on the card, we saw Sammy Guevara exact revenge against The Pinnacle and Eddie Kingston and Penta El Zero M prepare for their match against The Young Bucks on Wednesday.
As always Gavin Axelrod and Joseph Casciaro have you covered on all things Dynamite!
Hangman Page vs Powerhouse Hobbs
Hangman Page is one step closer to a date with Kenny Omega for the AEW World Championship after his victory Saturday night.
These two put on a great, hard-hitting contest. During the match, Page was busted open when the back of his head hit the ring post. However, this didn’t slow down everyone’s favourite cowboy one bit.
The cracks in Team Taz also continued to grow in the match, when Ricky Starks was chased out of the ring by Brian Cage after trying to help Hobbs cheat to win. Meanwhile back inside the square circle, Page went back on the offensive.
This match ended when Page’s secondary finishing move the Dead Eye made a rare appearance. As he drove Hobbs into the canvas and pinned him for the three count, the only thing left to do was celebrate with a cold brew.
Konan spits fire
Konan went nuclear on the microphone on behalf of Santana and Ortiz ahead of their rapidly approaching match with FTR. It’s rare for anyone to best Tully Blanchard on the microphone, but Konana did just that.
In what almost seemed like a too-good-to-be-true moment, Konan said he was one step ahead of Blanchard and that his guys were about to come to the ring. However, Blanchard countered and told Konan he needed to look at the video board.
As a video package of PnP being beatdown played in the background, FTR revealed themselves to the crowd having been dressed as their opponents. They hit Konan with a spike piledriver and got the better of him.
Andrade’s first feud comes into focus
Prior to the electrifying contest between Matt Sydal and Dante Martin, Vickie Guerero crashed the party amidst the entrances. She exclaimed that Andrade and they had a mega announcement to make, but before she could say what it was Sydal’s music hit and cut her off.
Andrade El Idolo didn’t tale very kindly to this and was held back by his associate, but all signs point to Sydal and “The Idol” meeting in the ring very soon.
After defeating Bear Bronson, Ethan Page took to the microphone. He claimed that his purpose for coming to AEW was to be the nail in Darby Allin’s coffin and that pinning him last week wasn’t enough.
If you didn’t already guess it, Page challenged Allin to a Coffin Match, July 7 in Miami at the Road Rager special. This will be the first time ever that this match stipulation comes to AEW!
Omega and Jungle Boy put on a clinic
The highly anticipated match for the AEW World Championship between Jungle Boy and Kenny Omega absolutely delivered. In fact, it almost felt apropos to the match between Omega and Hangman Page at Full Gear where although it was an excellent match, it would’ve been amazing to see it go just a smidge longer.
Daily’s Place’s crowd was electric for this contest. Putting it on a card with a packed house was a great choice.
Without giving away too much, both men showed out in this one. Jungle Boy looked like an equal to Omega and the champion had arguably his best singles match in quite some time.
A lot has been made about Omega’s health recently, but if he truly is suffering from nagging injuries he didn’t show it in this one. Watching this match felt like watching peak Omega in New Japan.
On the flip side of the coin, Jungle Boy continued to cement himself as a star. He might not win the big one anytime soon, but he’s going to be a major player in AEW for years to come.
If you didn’t watch this match do yourself a favour and do so!
Next week: It’s the final Dynamite at Daily’s Place and Miro defends his TNT Title against Brian Pillman Jr, The Young Bucks take on Eddie Kingston and Penta El Zero M and more!