The 9th episode of AEW Dynamite was celebrated in The Sears Center Arena in Chicago, Illinois, home of the historic All In PPV.
The crowd was really good, despite having several WWE shows over the weekend. The show had a weird feeling, and something felt off for the first hour of AEW Dynamite, but this does not mean it was a bad show.
It was a solid episode, but it wasn’t their strongest.
Match of the Night
Matches on this edition of AEW Dynamite were really good. Best friends defeated Lucha Bros in a solid match. It continues the story of Trent Baretta getting the upper hand against the Lucha Bros for the second week in a row.
The women this week had a great tag match. Priestely and Sakura defeated Shida and Statlander, the match was solid, and the MVP of this match was Statlander.
MJF and Page had a very good match for the AEW Diamond Ring. MJF made awesome heel work during and after the match. MJF was the right choice for winning the AEW Diamond Ring, they needs to give an explanation on what it means to win it though.
The main event between Sky vs. Jericho was really good and the crowd really connected, especially with Sky. Jericho retained and after the match Moxley appeared to challenge Jericho for the AEW Champion.
Of course though, the match of the night was Omega vs. PAC. This match was crazy and had really cool spots. It told the story of a more aggressive Omega after his non sanctioned match against Moxley.
Promos & Segments
Moxley tonight had a short promo to make a challenge. This would later be related to Chris Jericho and him making a challenge to the AEW Championship.
MJF and Hangman Page’s short backstage promos before their match, made the match feel more important for both wrestlers.
The Dark Order had another great commercial about them recruiting people into their cult and the opener of the night was the Jericho celebration. It was really funny, we saw the appearances of Soultrain Jones (AKA Virgil) and Chris Jericho’s Dad (former NY Rangers hockey player), Ted Irvine. All members of The Inner Circle had a moment to shine with funny gifts and jokes.
The show tonight felt off for the first hour, but after the Omega and PAC match, it started to feel like a normal Dynamite episode.
The crowd was really good, but during the debut of The Bunny, The Blade and The Butcher, they were quiet. The reaction was just them being annoyed rather than them reacting to the debuts.
Solid show and next week’s episode looks to be interesting with the beginning of the Moxley\Jericho program and a continuation of the feud between MJF and Cody.
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