Wednesday Night Wars: AEW Dynamite Week 26 Review

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This week’s episode of AEW Dynamite in a similar fashion to last week’s episode took place at Daily Place in Jacksonville, Florida. Last week’s show had the participation of wrestlers on ringside, but this episode did not. Instead, they used a camera backstage with wrestlers betting on matches and creating noise.

Cody def. Jimmy Havoc

This was a solid opener. Both wrestlers did a good job in this match. The match ended after Cody hit two consecutive Cross Rhodes on Havoc.

After the match, Jake Roberts made a pre-taped promo and explained his motivations. Roberts did a great job putting over the feud and Lance Archer.

Darby Allin Def. Kip Sabian w/Penelope Ford

Before the match started, one of Darby Allin’s vignettes played and he talked about the Kip Sabian and The Inner Circle.

The match itself was good and a necessary win for the future of Allin. Kip Sabian did well. Big credit to Penelope Ford for creating noise so the silence of the arena wouldn’t overwhelm the match.

Jake Hager def. Chico Adams

This was a squash and nothing more or less. After the match, Jon Moxley appeared and confronted Jake Hager. Both wrestlers had a back and forth.

Brodie Lee def. QT Marshall

Before the match, a video played about Brodie Lee eating a steak until he got angry when Alex Reynolds sneezed. This was very funny, but AEW needs to be careful about the Vince McMahon parody stuff.

This was a glorified squash match. Brodie Lee looked good. After the match ended, he left a dark order mask as an open invitation for Marshall.

Kenny Omega def. Sammy Guevara to retain the AAA Mega Championship

This was the best match of the night and arguably the best match in an empty arena. Kenny Omega during the match was selling his hand injury and it was crucial to the story of the match.

Sammy Guevara has improved a lot since he joined AEW and was paired with Chris Jericho. Kenny Omega did a great job making Guevara look like a star.

This is a match that all people really need to watch. Omega is creating a good case for himself for wrestler of the year.

Chris Jericho confronts Matt Hardy

This was really funny and Matt Hardy did a great job but he needs to add more to his “Broken” character and only time will tell. Chris Jericho, as usual, was great and showed why he is the MVP of AEW.

After the confrontation ended, Guevara and Jericho attacked Matt Hardy until Omega and Cody made the save.

Rating

This show was not as strong as last week’s episode but once more they were able to overcome the situation. During the show, there were some production mistakes.

The MVP of the night was Tony Schiavone on commentary. His work was just phenomenal. Cody was also very good on commentary. Omega was also on commentary and did a decent job.

The match of the night was Omega vs. Guevara without a doubt. This match made Guevara look like a star and as a credible threat to the singles division.

Rating: B