The Sept. 16 episode of All Elite Wrestling Dynamite was highlighted by the most violently entertaining parking lot fight we’ve ever seen on free television
The stars of All Elite Wrestling (AEW) returned to action Wednesday, one week after the promotion’s one million viewer episode.
Dynamite’s first hour was good, but not great. However, the second hour of the show kicked things into high gear and the parking lot fight proved to be an epic main event.
Elsewhere on the card, FTR defeated Jurassic Express, Jericho and Hager beat Private Party and The Young Bucks displayed more heel antics by super kicking a referee!
Continue reading to find out what else went down on the Sept.16 episode of AEW Dynamite. Gavin Axelrod and Joseph Casciaro continue to bring the heat in another edition of ‘Diffusing Dynamite.’
Hangman Page goes at it alone
Kenny Omega made his intentions clear last week on Dynamite that he’d be going back to singles action. This week ‘Hangman’ Adam Page had his first match on Dynamite since losing the AEW Tag Team Championship at All Out.
This was a seriously good TV match. It was definitely surprising to see Kazarian get so much offense in, but the 43-year-old hasn’t lost a step in the ring.
If AEW is going to continue to build Page as a singles star, he’ll need to put together a flashy singles resume to match his already incredibly popular character.
This was a great way to kickstart Page’s singles run and help him begin his climb up the AEW singles rankings.
Kenny Omega didn’t waste any time when the match ended, heading to the locker room almost immediately. A disappointed ‘Hangman’ surveyed the arena, hoping his former partner would congratulate him in the ring and when that didn’t happen, he drowned his sorrows in beer.
Thunder Rosa's explosive Dynamite run continues
Thunder Rosa’s tremendous AEW run continued Wednesday as she defended the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) World Women’s Championship against Ivelisse.
It was a welcomed addition to the show to see a women’s match in such a prolific spot. Current AEW Women’s World Champion Hikaru Shida hasn’t had a prolific singles match on Dynamite like this in ages.
However, that’s an issue to address another time.
Rosa and Ivelisse put on a great match with even better pacing. It wasn’t too short and it wasn’t too long, it was just right.
Thunder Rosa absolutely oozes charisma. She’s only been in AEW since a few weeks before All Out, but by the way she carries herself you’d think she’s the company’s champion.
After the match, Iveisse’s partner Diamante attacked Rosa. However, Hikaru Shida jumped the barricade and made the save.
Shida took a good long look at the NWA World Women’s Championship before helping up Rosa and returning the belt. It’s impossible not to wonder if a potential title vs title match is in the cards soon.
However, before we answer that question we’ll see Thunder Rosa team up with Hikaru Shida to take on Diamante and Ivelisse next week on Dynamite.
Jon Moxley is going to war, Darby Allin and Will Hobbs are coming with him
Before we dig into this, we’ve got to give ourselves some credit. The authors of this series have been all in on Will Hobbs for quite some time and Wednesday’s Dynamite proved why you should be too.
Will Hobbs was officially signed by AEW Wednesday after competing on AEW Dark over the past number of months and appearing in the Casino Battle Royale At All Out.
This week on Dynamite Lance Archer announced he’d be teaming with Brian Cage and Ricky Starks in next week’s big six-man tag team match. Cage’s manager Taz said part of the reason why he signed his client up for the match was that he worked out an interesting stipulation.
Taz told the audience that when Archer beats Moxley for the AEW World Championship Oct. 14 at the one year anniversary show, Brain Cage will get the first title shot. Wouldn’t it be such a shame if Archer lost?
Jon Moxley on the other hand has notoriously been a lone wolf since joining AEW. Darby Allin joining his periodic acquaintance is no surprise, but throwing Will Hobbs in the mix is.
During Moxley’s promo, Cage and Starks attacked him from the stands. It was then that Hobbs triumphantly jumped in to make the save, followed by Moxley putting over the rookie in a huge way.
Have you ever been more excited for a six-man tag team match? The segment got the viewers at home fired up, but what came next on the show was absolutely epic.
That parking lot brawl was “such good sh*t!”
Best Friends and Santana and Ortiz have been in a heated feud for quite some time. It all started when Santana and Ortiz destroyed the van of Trent’s beloved mother, Sue.
If that wasn’t enough, the two members of Inner Circle also bleached the Best Friend’s gear. The ring wasn’t big enough to hold these four men, which is why the parking lot fight stipulation was needed.
This match had everything from Trent getting thrown through a car window to Chuck Taylor piledriving Santana on the hood of a car. It was a display of violence that helped AEW live up to its TV-14 rating.
Just when it looked like Best Friends were going to have their heads caved in by a baseball bat, a wild Orange Cassidy appeared. Cassidy, who has had his own beef with Chris Jericho’s Inner Circle, delivered an Orange Punch to Santana with his hand wrapped in a metal chain.
This allowed both Chuck Taylor and Trent to get to their feet. Trent then hit his finisher on Ortiz, driving him headfirst through a sheet of plywood onto the bed of a pickup truck for the pin and win.
Trent and Chuck celebrated their win by hopping into Sue’s new van. Before the Best Friends left, Sue made sure to flip Santana and Ortiz the bird before cruising off into the brisk Jacksonville night.
Next week: Catch a special episode of ‘Late Night Dynamite’ at 12:30 EDT Wednesday headlined by Scorpio Sky taking on independent wrestling sensation Ben Carter. Then on Wednesday’s regular Dynamite, Brodie Lee defends the TNT Championship against Orange Cassidy, a huge six-man tag team match and more!