Preview: AEW Dynamite Tonight (2/1/23) – Timothy Thatcher AEW Debut

AEW Dynamite card - Timothy Thatcher debut

The month of February kicks off in a big way as All Elite Wrestling brings AEW Dynamite to the great city of Dayton, Ohio. AEW started the year off hot, and it’s just about to be scorching in the “Buckeye State.” On this week’s AEW Dynamite card, “The American Dragon” steps to his next challenge as he faces off against a former GHC Tag Team Champion.

“The Death Rider” returns to his home state and will take on AEW’s most dangerous gunslinger. Plus, the TNT Championship will be on the line as Samoa Joe secures his rematch against Darby Allin. It’s Wednesday night, everybody, and you know what that means! It’s AEW Dynamite! Let’s run it down.

Full AEW Dynamite Card:

  • “Hangman” Adam Page vs. Jon Moxley
  • Bryan Danielson vs. Timothy Thatcher
  • AEW World Tag Team Champions The Acclaimed In Tag Team Action
  • TNT Championship Match – No Holds Barred: Darby Allin (c) vs. Samoa Joe
  • Konosuke Takeshita vs. Brian Cage
  • TBS Championship Match: Jade Cargill (c) vs. Red Velvet

A Duel in Dayton

A rivalry that was once had out of mutual respect and competition has now turned extremely personal. To settle the score, Hangman Page and Jon Moxley will have their rubber match in the “Purveyor of Violence’s” hometown and where all this animosity started this Wednesday night.

On last week’s Dynamite, Page seemingly had no remorse for the damage he caused the former AEW World Champion after absolutely obliterating Moxley in their second meeting a few weeks back. However, to be fair, Mox didn’t shed a tear either when he almost ended the career of Adam Page months back.

These two are now dead even as far as wins go. That said, it’s not about victories and defeats anymore. This whole blood feud has turned ugly and no man is letting up until they get their hands on one another. Both Moxley and Page refuse to be even, and if it takes a barbaric battle to end this deadlock once and for all, so be it. Who will walk out with their hand held high, and who’ll be staring up at the lights on the brink of absolute collapse?

It’s “Hangman” Adam Page versus Jon Moxley; the final match in this fantastic trilogy!

Dismantling the Dragon

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Bryan Danielson has been on an absolute tear as of late, as he powers on to secure that 60-minute Iron Man Match for the AEW World Championship at Revolution against MJF. Unfortunately, last week’s events may have put a wrench in the plans of “The American Dragon.” Brian Cage, one of MJF’s many mercenaries, would severely damage Danielson’s arm to secure the bounty he was promised.

If it wasn’t for Konosuke Takeshita‘s intervention that prevented the assault of Cage and MJF on Danielson, we may have seen the demise of one of the greatest in-ring competitors of all-time unfold before our very eyes. Danielson is far from 100%. However, even with the advice of AEW’s medical team, Bryan refuses to quit and is hellbent on having a match for the World Title.

Things this week won’t get any easier as he faces off against Pro Wrestling NOAH’s own Timothy Thatcher. A former GHC Tag Team Champion, Thatcher is one of the most frightening and physical competitors in the world of professional wrestling today. He has brutally and systematically hurt every opponent and in every promotion, he has ever set foot in. Timothy Thatcher is a monster of a man and sees inflicting pain as a pastime.

Bryan Danielson is truly one of the greatest ever. But, he may have finally met the competitor that will end his dreams of ever competing for AEW’s top prize. Will Bryan Danielson live to fight one more week? Or will Timothy Thatcher do what everybody else couldn’t in his debut; slay “The American Dragon?”

Tune into the AEW Dynamite card this Wednesday night on TBS to find out!

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 Dynamite Wednesday nights at 8 PM ET on TBS and AEW Dark: Elevation (Monday nights) and AEW: Dark (Tuesday nights) at 7 PM ET on YouTube. AEW Rampage airs on TNT at 10 PM EST every Friday night.