Preview: AEW Dynamite (4/29/20)

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It’s that time again.  Yet another week has passed and another episode of AEW Dynamite is here.  Though ratings are down across the board for professional wrestling programming right now, it continues to entertain.  It continues to provide a worthy distraction away from the COVID-19 epidemic news which dominates television currently.  This week’s episode is dominated by the TNT Championship tournament, a Jon Moxley promo and what will likely be another painful night for Marko Stunt.  Without further ado, let’s get to it.

Kip Sabian & JImmy Havoc W/ Penelope Ford vs Best Friends

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Best Friends (Trent & Chuck Taylor) return to tag team action this week! With Orange Cassidy in their corner, they face the team of Kip Sabian and Jimmy Havoc.  Kip Sabian is fresh off a defeat at the hands of Dustin Rhodes just last week.  Speaking of fresh, Sabian’s partner for the night, Jimmy Havoc, is fresh off a defeat at the hands of the “Freshly Squeezed” Orange Cassidy.  However, Chuck Taylor’s most recent bout was a defeat at the hands of this week’s opponent, Kip Sabian.  The only man in this match to have won in his last showing is Trent, who – alongside Chuck Taylor – defeated Kenny Omega and Michael Nakazawa two weeks ago.  This should be a fun match.  What role will Penelope Ford play in the ending?

Mr. Brodie Lee vs Marko Stunt

Poor Marko Stunt.  After being absolutely dismantled by Lance Archer just a few short weeks ago, it comes to this.  We all love an underdog story in pro-wrestling and there have been some true greats.  Rey Mysterio, Daniel Bryan, Eddie Guerrero are the three who first come to mind.  Will Marko Stunt add his name to the list in a David vs Goliath showing against Brodie Lee? Probably not.  This is another quick match for Lee and another big defeat for Stunt.  Expect the “Exalted One” to go over in a relative squash match here.

Jon Moxley Promo

This segment is being billed as “what does Jon Moxley have to say?” The fact is, nobody knows.  Nobody knows what goes through the mind of Moxley, therefore no one can predict what his mind will make him say.  He recently defeated Jake Hager in a gruelling match; billed by owner Tony Khan as “the most anticipated match in AEW history”.  Did it live up to its building? It is hard to say.  However, what’s next for Moxley after that match should be revealed here.  Tune in.

TNT Championship Tournament Semi-Final: Lance Archer vs Dustin Rhodes

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In what will be a massive test for the dominant Lance Archer, a match with Dustin Rhodes awaits.  Dustin memorably won his quarter-final match against Kip Sabian last week.  You might remember it being dubbed as Dustin’s potential retirement match.  Interestingly, this match has no such retirement label attached.  Does this mean Dustin is sure to lose and then carry on working? Probably.  Regardless, it is far too soon for Lance Archer to be taking losses.  In fact, he is probably the favorite for the whole tournament.  Sorry Dustin, but it is looking like a certain defeat here.

TNT Championship Tournament Semi-Final: Cody vs Darby Allin

The billed main event of the evening features what should be a highly entertaining match.  Whereas Darby Allin obviously wrestled prior to joining AEW, he is without a doubt one of their biggest break out stars.  Alongside the similarly young and talented Sammy Guevara, Allin has established himself as a true prospect.  In Cody, he faces the mammoth task of defeating one of the faces of the company.  Whereas Cody is not an evil authority figure of the Triple H and Mr. McMahon mold, he is still an authority figure.  Therefore, the alternatively styled Allin is facing the authority in this match.  If he wins, he pulls off an upset and makes AEW history.  If he loses, it is back to upper-midcard purgatory for the foreseeable future.  Can he pull it off? Will Darby Allin defeat Cody? Tune in to this week’s AEW Dynamite to find out!

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