Preview: AEW – Revolution (2/26/20)

AEW Revolution

It feels like it’s been forever since All Elite Wrestling went live on PPV. This Saturday is the first-ever AEW Revolution show and has plenty built behind it to be one of the best shows of the first half of 2020. High-quality championship matches plus blood feuds being decided upon, this is another must-see event by AEW. Here is your AEW Revolution match-by-match preview.

Buy-In Match: SoCal Uncensored (Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky) vs. The Dark Order (Evil Uno & Stu Grayson)

The preshow for AEW has one match as SoCal Uncensored‘s Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky will take on The Dark Order‘s Evil Uno and Stu Grayson. SCU has been on a skid of late since losing the AEW World Tag Team Championships on the Jericho Cruise. Most importantly, Christopher Daniels has somewhat distanced himself from his team and has been hinted as the “Exalted One.” That leads us to The Dark Order, who has been running their campaign with the lead of the unnamed “Exalted One” and this is the first match the original pair of The Dark Order has been involved in some time. The biggest question for this bout will be if we get a further hint as to who is this “Exalted One.” The Dark Order needs a big win and with their minions, it seems likely.

Darby Allin vs. Sammy Guevara

AEW Revolution

“I came from nothing, and nothing is where I return, you lit a match now watch it burn!” Words from the theme song of Darby Allin never felt so right. Allin has become a cult favorite under the AEW banner but has been held back by The Inner Circle. At Revolution, he faces Sammy Guevara, who will truly have to watch that aforementioned match burn. What happens when you attempt to take everything away from a man who had nothing? You pay. Guevara is in for a rude awakening. Not only will this match rock with both men probably doing something incredibly dangerous to make fans wince as they watch. But also because of the fact that these two are amazing pro wrestlers in one of the most underrated feuds on AEW television.

The Inner Circle has three huge matches on tap, this is the beginning of their big night. A win for Guevara could get them off to a hot start. It is a shame for “The Spanish God” that Darby Allin has made it clear that he will not move on in his career until he gets his revenge. Expect pain, violence, and pure professional wrestling.

Jake Hager vs. Dustin Rhodes

After what seems to be months of him standing there and staring at the camera, Jake Hager will officially enter an AEW ring and compete. The man he faces is the same one that he broke the arm of a number of months ago. That is Dustin Rhodes. Rhodes has shown already that he is not too afraid of Hager despite him being a legit MMA fighter who is undefeated (as Jim Ross loves to remind us). It’s going to be a tough hill to climb for the crafty veteran, but this will be Hager’s first pro wrestling match since Aug. 24, 2019. This match will show the world what the “Big Hurt” is really all about against one of the best possible first opponents.

PAC vs. Orange Cassidy

AEW Revolution

Not a lot of build but plenty of anticipation. PAC was angered following his Iron-Man match loss to Kenny Omega on the go-home edition of Dynamite. Tony Schiavone attempted to interview PAC but he had none of it. Out walked Orange Cassidy, who was beaten down in response. Later in the night, it was announced that Cassidy would get his first singles bout as a member of AEW. But it is against “The Bastard” meaning he has already committed to trying on Saturday night. What can we expect from this one? Something between jaw-dropping and a five-star classic, of course.

MJF (w/ Wardlow) vs. Cody (w/ Arn Anderson)

A world championship was taken away. Friendship was torn in half. 10 lashes and a massive Steel Cage match later, we are finally here. At AEW Revolution, Cody will get his hands on MJF for the first time after he screwed him at Full Gear. Cody has been through hell and back for this match, essentially putting his career on the line. MJF thought that all these stakes would be enough to keep him from facing his one-time mentor but “The American Nightmare” showed the heart that any fan would want to see in their favorite wrestler.

Wardlow and Arn Anderson will be in each respective corner to only enhance this one. There have been rumors that a Horseman will turn on a Rhodes one last time. There’s no guarantee of that, but considering the odd move of Cody heaving a head coach, the rumor may have some legs come Saturday. No matter who wins this match, Cody will be the winner in his heart as he gets the hands-on MJF once and for all.

AEW Women’s Championship: Nyla Rose (c) vs. Kris Statlander

AEW Revolution

The first championship match on the list. Unfortunately, this women’s championship match perfectly explains the AEW Women’s Division since the beginning of Dynamite. Last second. Zero build. Nyla Rose became the AEW Women’s Champion just over two weeks ago after pinning Riho in the middle of the ring. This is a match that deserves more than a last-second put together but here we are. Kris Statlander has been one of, if not the, most exciting women’s wrestlers that has joined AEW. She is by all accounts a future AEW Women’s Champion in her own right. Not right now, however. Rose is going to have a long reign, meaning she is heavily favorited to walk out on Saturday night #AndSTILL.

AEW World Tag Team Championships: Kenny Omega & Hangman Page (c) vs. The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson)

It’s difficult to be more excited for any other match on this card! The Elite will clash as the AEW World Tag Team Champions, Kenny Omega and Hangman Page will take on one of the best tag teams in all of space and time, The Young Bucks. What makes this so incredible is that Page wants nothing to do with The Elite. That includes his tag team partner. He has formed a drinking problem in some eyes but has become a crowd favorite in the meantime. Omega is coming into this match at Revolution fresh off a 30-minute Iron-Man match against PAC. A match where The Young Bucks were by his side and Page was nowhere to be found.

Hangman Page has already tweeted that he wants the entire crowd to have all the alcohol in sight for him. Because win or lose, it’s going to be one of the longest nights of his career. The question entering everyone’s mind is if Page will snap. It has felt like an eternity of Pae wanting to avoid The Elite and them not letting him. That’s what makes this match so appealing. That and the fact these four are going to tear down the house with the favorite to be the match of the night. The Elite implodes (possibly) on Saturday at the AEW Revolution PPV.

AEW World Championship: Chris Jericho (c) vs. Jon Moxley

AEW Revolution

Ah, the main event of the evening. The AEW World Champion, Chris Jericho, has had one hell of a run since winning the title at All Out in August. As the inaugural champion, he has served his purpose of making the title feel important. It may be time for his reign to come to an end. There isn’t a wrestler on the scene right now that can approach the Jon Moxley levels of heat. Moxley has done everything in his power to show that “Unscripted Violence” is not just a saying. He currently sits at 11-0-1 in his AEW career, with his only blemish coming against PAC in a draw. He went to hell and back against Kenny Omega at Full Gear. He’s been stabbed in the eye by The Inner Circle but has not backed down.

Now may be the time for him to raise the AEW World Championship in all his glory. Jericho has been a phenomenal champion, but it’s time the second AEW World Champion in history is crowned at AEW Revolution.

Stay tuned to the Last Word on Pro Wrestling for more on this and other stories from around the world of wrestling, as they develop. You can always count on LWOPW to be on top of the major news in the wrestling world, as well as to provide you with analysis, previews, videos, interviews, and editorials on the wrestling world. You can catch AEW Revolution internationally on Fite TV and in the United States and Canada through B/R Live


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