AEW Homecoming Results and Analysis (8/4/21)

Malakai Black vs Cody Rhodes AEW Homecoming results
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It was a very special night for All Elite Wrestling (AEW) on Wednesday night as it was the return to Daily’s Place. With a TNT Championship match set, another Labour of Jericho, and the highly-anticipated match between Malakai Black and Cody Rhodes, it was a special episode once again. Here are the AEW Homecoming results along with match ratings and analysis for the main event.

AEW Homecoming Results & Match Ratings

— The 5 Labours Of Jericho – Chapter 3: Chris Jericho vs. Juventud Guerrera

Winner: Chris Jericho

Rating: 2.75 (**3/4)

— Jon Moxley, Eddie Kingston, & Darby Allin vs. 2.0 (Matt Lee & Jeff Parker) & Daniel Garcia

Winner: Jon Moxley, Eddie Kingston, & Darby Allin

Rating: 3.00 (***)

— Christian Cage vs. The Blade

Winner: Christian Cage

Rating: 2.50 (**1/2)

— TNT Championship: Miro (c) vs. Lee Johnson

Winner: Miro

Rating: 2.75 (**3/4)

— NWA Women’s World Championship Eliminator: The Bunny vs. Leyla Hirsch

Winner: Leyla Hirsch

Rating: 2.00 (**)

— Malakai Black vs. Cody Rhodes

Winner: Malakai Black

Rating: 3.25 (***1/4)

AEW Homecoming Results: In-Depth Match Analysis

Malakai Black vs. Cody Rhodes

Malakai Black vs Cody Rhodes AEW Dynamite: Homecoming
Credit: AEW

Domination. Destruction. Darkness. These three words perfectly define what the main event of AEW Dynamite: Homecoming was Wednesday night. In the first match for Malakai Black in AEW, he destroyed Cody Rhodes in every single way possible. From destroying his left knee to sending him crashing down through a table on the outside, it seemed as though Rhodes had nothing in the tank to counter “House of Black” and all that comes with it. “The Dutch Destroyer” made all of those who doubted him a believer in one night as a swift Black Mass Kick to the head of Rhodes and a disrespectful one-foot pin made it clear that the darkness wins out.

Out of all the debut matches in the history of AEW, this very well may have been the most perfect. There was not a single moment that Black felt like he didn’t have control and this was against one of AEW’s top talents. The closing image of the match with him standing tall was not only the perfect idea to finish off the run at Daily’s Place moving forward, but instantly established that Black is a main event star in AEW moving forward. Who can stop him, if anyone, is now the question at hand. From his presentation to the match itself, it was everything one could ask for in making a star. A perfect debut for Malakai Black.

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