AEW Dynamite is here for Week 2 and the question remains: Could the keep up by putting on another great episode? Absolutely. Dynamite hailed from Boston, MA in a show that did indeed sellout. In a night that Jon Moxley returned to action, there were certainly plenty of highlights. Let us dig in.
Chris Jericho and The Inner Circle
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) October 10, 2019
Chris Jericho, Jake Hager, Santana, Ortiz, and Sammy Guevara made their way down to the ring early on to explain who they are in what is going on with these five men. Jericho was the only one to speak and made it clear that they are all together and will now be known as The Inner Circle. Jericho made a joke about the “We The People” chants that has seemingly taken social media by storm. To end this, Jericho made it clear that these five men run AEW, and no one on the All Elite roster can stop them.
Darby Allin Becomes #1 Contender
Chris Jericho is set to defend his AEW World Championship for the first time next week, but the question was who will he be facing. A match between Jimmy Havoc and Darby Allin. Both men were heavily supported by the crowd, with Allin getting the edge and possibly the loudest cheers of the night. Back and forth these two went before finding a winner. Havoc attempted the Acid Rainmaker to capture the victory and the opportunity but was instead met by a counter by Allin. Darby Allin got to the top rope to attempt and succeed, hitting the Coffin Drop on Havoc to get the three count and get his first opportunity for AEW gold.
Main Event Followed By Chaos
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) October 10, 2019
The main event of Week 2 pitted Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara against the family of Cody in Dustin Rhodes and Hangman Page. Page is riding a two-match losing streak, while Dustin remains winless. It was an uphill battle with Jake Hager supporting Jericho and Guevara on the outside as he came in to play time after time, leading to the end of the match. Guevara got the attention of the ref as he laid on the ground, leading to Hager clotheslining Dustin. Soon enough, a Judas Effect was hit by Jericho and Y2J remained undefeated, with The Inner Circle picking up their first victory. Soon enough, the beatdown came as the three attacked Hangman and Dustin.
Suddenly, the lights went out and Cody was in the ring. He would go after Jericho before Santana and Ortiz ran down to make the save. But no fear, MJF ran down to the excitement of the crowd with a chair in hand, but the Inner Circle held Cody for him to possibly take a swing at. Despite tease and hesitation, MJF saved his friend before being planted by a Codebreaker. The Inner Circle couldn’t be stopped until The Young Bucks made the final save. They’d finally begin to retreat with Jericho heading up the ramp before turning around to a Darby Allin-skateboard attack. Allin has the crowd on his feet as he sent a message before their bout next week. Another hot end to Dynamite.
Dynamite of the Night: Private Party shocks the world
Finally, the AEW Tag Team Championship Tournament has gotten underway and in the very first match saw the biggest upset of the hydra possibly. Private Party vs the possible best tag team of the decade, The Young Bucks. Private Party is slowly becoming one of the most loved teams in wrestling and this only furthered that cause. Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy put on the performance of a lifetime in order to move on aAnd stop overall favorites, The Young Bucks, from moving on. Whether it was a picture-perfect Shooting Star Press or the ability to just simply show resiliency, this team did it. Avoiding the Meltzer Driver became the key to winning as a roll-up by Marq Quen on Matt Jackson gave them the biggest victory of their careers to this point. Not only was it the match of the night, but quite possibly the best moment in Dynamite’s short history as the upset of the year was pulled off. They move on to face the winners of the Lucha Bros vs Jurassic Express.
Another week of Dynamite has come and gone and after just two episodes, they seem to not only be legit but make Wednesday nights the home of the best wrestling night in the world, along with their rivals of course.
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