“The calm before the storm.” Dynamite remains the staple of All Elite Wrestling (AEW) week in and week out. But this week, despite a great card from beginning to end, it feels as though that it’s on the backburner with Rampage: The First Dance happening this Friday night. That made this show feel far less important but they still managed to put together an amazing effort from start to finish. With a tag team title match, the return of Sting onto TNT, and the final “labour of Jericho” going down in the main event, it made for an eventful show. Here are your AEW Dynamite results.
AEW Dynamite Results & Match Ratings (8/18/21)
— Darby Allin & Sting vs. 2point0 in a Texas Tornado Tag Match
Winner: Darby Allin & Sting
Rating: 3.25 (***1/4)
— Shawn Spears vs. Sammy Guevara
Winner: Sammy Guevara
Rating: 3.00 (***)
— AEW World Tag Team Championship: The Young Bucks (c) vs. Jurassic Express
Winner: The Young Bucks
Rating: 3.75 (***3/4)
— Thunder Rosa vs Penelope Ford
Winner: Thunder Rosa
Rating: 1.75 (*3/4)
— The 5 Labours Of Jericho: Chapter 5 – MJF vs. Chris Jericho – “No Judas Entrance, And No Judas Effect”
Rating: 2.00 (**)
AEW Dynamite Results: In-Depth Match Analysis
AEW World Tag Team Championship: The Young Bucks (c) vs. Jurassic Express
Anytime that there is a Young Bucks match, you know it’s going to be one to check out. That proved to be the case here in a rematch from All Out last year as they faced off with Jurassic Express and would put their titles on the line at the same time. There are few babyfaces better in all of AEW than Jungle Boy and the crowd reacted that way, only enhancing the match that much more. After what was a lot of taunting early and an overall one-sided show for The Young Bucks, Jurassic Express managed to figure it out when the match returned from commercial break. It picked up for the better as Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus were figuring it out. Luchasaurus would hit a Double Chokeslam on both Jackson brothers, giving the fans hope that there would be new champions crowned.
The Young Bucks hit a picture-perfect Indytaker in the middle of the ring but Jungle Boy managed to kick out. Kenny Omega attempted to follow up The Young Bucks with the same action they did last week. With The Good Brothers getting the attention of the referee, he would pass a chair into the ring. However, the same result came from this as did on Rampage. Jungle Boy would hit a Brainbuster onto the chair but Nick Jackson just managed to save the count. Luchasaurus’ slip-up of focusing on those not in the match would cost them, giving The Young Bucks their chance to end it. Ultimately though in the end, The Young Bucks would get the win via BTE Trigger.
Title matches on television so often are what helps AEW set itself apart from any other. This fits that case once again as The Young Bucks continue their must-see reign as champions. It was a great, can’t miss match from beginning to end yet again. Rejoining The Elite has been everything The Young Bucks needed.
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