This week’s AEW Dynamite came off the heels of an eventful AEW Rampage the Friday prior. On the latter show, CM Punk made his return to professional wrestling after 7 years of inactivity from the business. “The Second City Saint” announced that he was back for the long haul. Additionally, it was confirmed that he would be competing at All Elite Wrestling’s next pay-per-view event: All Out 2021. Dynamite also saw a wealth of in-ring action ranging from a semifinals tag team match to the son of a legend stepping forward to defend his wounded father. Take a deeper dive with the following AEW Dynamite results and analysis.
AEW Dynamite Results (8/25/21)
World Tag Team Championship Eliminator Tournament Semifinal: Varsity Blonds (w/Julia Hart) vs. Lucha Brothers (w/Alex Abrahantes)
Winners: Lucha Brothers
Orange Cassidy vs. Matt Hardy
Winner: Orange Cassidy
Red Velvet vs. Jamie Hayter (w/Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D.)
Winner: Jamie Hayter
Malakai Black vs. Brock Anderson (w/Arn Anderson)
Winner: Malakai Black
The Factory vs. Gunn Club
Winners: Gunn Club
Eddie Kingston, Jon Moxley and Darby Allin vs. The Wingmen (w/”Pretty” Peter Avalon)
Winners: Eddie Kingston, Jon Moxley and Darby Allin
CM Punk’s Dynamite Debut
Amidst all the in-ring action confirmed for this week’s edition of AEW Dynamite, what had fans talking the most was the first appearance of CM Punk. As stated in his in-ring address on Rampage, he has time. In other words, we can expect to see the self-proclaimed “Best in the World” on Wednesday nights on TNT. Though this week’s show didn’t take place in his home of Chicago – Dynamite emanated from Milwaukee, Wisconsin – the reaction to him was nothing short of welcoming. It’s clear that the professional wrestling world has largely embraced Punk with open arms, even if certain members of the AEW locker room have not. Keep in mind that, at All Out, Punk will go one-on-one with Darby Allin, who the straight edge veteran regarded as a tough wrestler.
Tune into AEW programming each week; expect to see Punk again sooner than later.
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