Friday, 30 October 2020

WWE SmackDown Full Show Live Streaming 30 October 2020 WWE Smack Downs Highlights 30 October 2020

 

WWE SmackDown Live 10/30/20

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WWE SmackDown Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction, Highlights from October 30

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    Credit: WWE.com

    Most of the Survivor Series card was announced on Raw, so this week's SmackDown was all about filling up the blue brand's teams and pushing the matches that will be featured.

    The Raw teams already include Shayna Baszler, Nia Jax, Mandy Rose, Dana Brooke and Lana on the women's side and Keith Lee, Sheamus and AJ Styles on the men's team. 

    We also know the various champions will battle each other in individual matches at Survivor Series. This week SmackDown was all about filing up those teams. 

    We also saw the fallout from Roman Reigns defeating Jey Uso at Hell in a Cell. Did Jey bend the knee or was he kicked out of his own family?

    Let's take a look at everything that happened on this week's SmackDown. 

Bow Down to the Tribal Chief

1 OF 6

    SmackDown opened with Reigns and Paul Heyman heading to the ring while Jey awaited their arrival. After a video package, Uso grabbed the mic from Heyman and tells Reigns he didn't beat him because Reigns had to resort to attacking Jimmy. 

    The Tribal Chief said he can make whatever excuses he wants but he still quit. Uso said he can't respect Reigns for what he did and asked how he could do this to his own family. Reigns said he did what was necessary to prove a point. 

    Uso said he hates Reigns and began crying. The Big Dog said he loves his cousin and always has but if he doesn't fall in line by the end of the night, he is out of the family. 

                              

    Grade: A

                           

    Analysis

    WWE's video editing team has always produced incredible work and the video for Reigns vs. Uso from HIAC was no exception. It was brilliantly edited and produced to make the story as emotional as possible.

    As far as the actual in-ring segment is concerned, both men played their roles to perfection. Reigns was quiet, poised and said everything with a straight face while Uso was a sobbing mess of emotions. 

    This storyline has been great from the moment it began and it continues to be one of the best in WWE right now. 

Kevin Owens vs. Dolph Ziggler

2 OF 6

    Credit: WWE.com

    Robert Roode accompanied Dolph Ziggler to the ring for his match against Kevin Owens. The Winner received a spot on the SmackDown Survivor Series team. 

    Ziggler and Roode were able to trick KO early so The Showoff could take control. He hit a neckbreaker for a quick two-count before raking the eyes of Owens. 

    Roode attacked Owens from behind while Ziggler distracted the ref but the official realized something nefarious was going down and kicked The Glorious One to the back. 

    We returned from a break to see Owens beginning to make a comeback. Ziggler countered a Popup Powerbomb with a Fameasser for a near-fall. KO blocked a superkick and hit a Stunner for the pin. 

                             

    Grade: C+

                            

    Analysis

    This was a paint-by-numbers match but it wasn't bad by any means. Owens and Ziggler are both world-class performers. This just wasn't an attempt at a five-star match.

    Roode being involved did little to add to the outcome but keeping him and Ziggler together for the tag team division is smart, so having him there made sense.

Bianca Belair vs. Billie Kay vs. Natalya

3 OF 6

    After all three women approached Adam Pearce backstage, he booked a triple threat match with Natalya, Bianca Belair and Billie Kay for a spot on the Survivor Series team.

    Kay started by pie-facing both women before rolling out of the ring so they could fight each other. Belair ran over Natalya and Kay tried to roll her up but failed to get the pin. 

    Belair hit a beautiful handspring moonsault for a two-count. The Queen of Harts applied a Sharpshooter and Kaye put her in a chinlock. Nattie realized what was happening and released the hold to deal with Kay. The EST hit the KOD for the pin to earn a spot on the Survivor Series team. 

                             

    Grade: B-

                           

    Analysis

    This was a tale of three very different characters. Kay was the opportunist looking to take advantage of any situation. Natalya was the veteran trying to prove she still belongs. Belair was the newcomers looking to establish herself.

    Each Superstar played her part well and contributed to this being a fun triple threat match. Kay was especially good playing a somewhat cowardly competitor but Belair stole the show with her exciting brand of offense. WWE made the right call by putting her on the team. 

Murphy Offers an Apology

4 OF 6

    Murphy and Aalyah Mysterio came to the ring so he could apologize to Rey and Dominik for everything he did when he was with Seth Rollins. He said he knows he did horrible things but he needs to apologize for his actions.

    He asked them to come to the ring but The Messiah showed up instead. He said the Mysterios will never accept him but he will forgive Murphy and embrace whatever kind of relationship he has with Aalyah. 

    He tried to get into their heads but Dominik attacked Rollins from behind. Murphy pulled Dom away and started beating on Rollins himself. This led to Murphy and Dom getting into a fight. Rey tried to intervene but he ended up trying to hit the 619 until Aalyah stopped him.

    She said she loved Murphy and refused to go with them. Dom and Rey left while she helped Murphy to his feet. She kissed him while Rollins looked on with a smile. 

                            

    Grade: C+

                        

    Analysis 

    Aalyah is 19 and that makes her a grown woman, but the age gap between her and the 32-year-old Murphy still makes this whole situation a little uncomfortable to watch.

    That being said, everyone in this segment did a decent job with their part. Aalyah is still new to being a performer but looked more comfortable than she has in past weeks.

    It will be interesting to see if Murphy and Aalyah end up aligning with Rollins or if the Mysterios finally accept his apology. 

The Street Profits vs. Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura

5 OF 6

    The Street Profits gave a quick promo before the match directed at The New Day before Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura came out for this bout.

    Angelo Dawkins started off against Cesaro but it didn't take long for Montez Ford to tag in. As we went to a break, Cesaro propelled him over the barricade like it was nothing.

    We returned to see Ford just starting to mount some offense against Nakamura. Dawkins got the hot tag and went on a rampage. Cesaro and Nakamura teamed up on him and almost won before Ford broke up a pin. 

    With a little help from Dawkins, Ford was able to hit a massive frog splash to get the pin and the win. 

                             

    Grade: B+

                             

    Analysis

    The Street Profits have quickly developed a reputation for having fun matches and this was yet another to add to the list.

    Cesaro and Nakamura are so good that they could have a great match with anyone, so they look even better when they are in the ring with two guys like Ford and Dawkins who can keep up with them.

    If and when WWE wants to make this a title feud, they will produce some stellar matches. 

Daniel Bryan vs. Jey Uso

6 OF 6

    They locked up and Uso took control early with some aggressive strikes. He looked angry because he knew what was coming at the end of the show.

    Uso looked conflicted about going after Bryan so hard but he kept at it. The Yes Man flipped out of the corner and hit a running forearm to take Jey down. He unloaded with the Yes Kicks. Uce rolled out of the ring and that is when Reigns and Heyman came out. 

    We returned to see Uso counter a superplex to get a two-count. He and Bryan traded strikes and Uso nailed him with a superkick. Bryan blocked the Superfly Splash and applied the Lebell Lock. Uso got to the ropes to force a break. Uso was able to get the pin with an Uso Splash. 

    After the match, Uso acknowledged Reigns as the head of the table and told him "I'm with you." Reigns stared down at Bryan and Uso took it as a sign. He leveled Bryan with a superkick and hit another Superfly Splash. Uso said he understands now and Reigns told him to make Bryan understand.

    Uce pulled him out of the ring and beat him down before sending him into the steel steps. He put Bryan through the announce table with a Superfly Splash and then kept beating on him. 

                             

    Grade: B+

                             

    Analysis

    Uso finally bowing down to his cousin and joining him on the dark side seemed impossible a few weeks ago but after seeing this segment, it was the right call.

    This storyline can go in several directions moving forward and whatever they decide to do, we know Uso and Reigns will be able to pull it off after what they have done so far.

    Bryan was a great choice to be the sacrificial lamb because he is one of the most popular Superstars and a career underdog. Everything about this ending to SmackDown worked

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

WWE NXT Halloween Havoc Live Full Show WWE NXT Halloween Havoc Highlights

 Watch WWE NxT Halloween Havoc Live 10/28/20 Online 28th October 2020 Full Show Free





WWE NXT Halloween Havoc Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights

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    Credit: WWE.com

    Halloween Havoc is back! WWE NXT presented the October 28 edition of the event with several major title matches as well as memorable first-time bouts between some of the top stars of the black-and-gold brand.

    Candice LeRae got another shot at NXT women's champion Io Shirai in a match type determined by Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal. Anything could happen in this physical bout between two of the best female wrestlers in NXT.

    Johny gargano followed suit with his wife in a battle for the NXT North American champion Damian Priest. The Rebel Heart was concerned about just what stipulation he would be forced to endure against The Archer of Infamy.

    Hoping to finally show who was the most dominant force in the women's division, Rhea Ripley challenged Raquel Gonzalez to a physical war of the tallest women on the brand.

    Cameron Grimes backed himself into a corner and faced a challenge he was not prepared for. After ruining Dexter Lumis' title opportunity, The Tortured Artist was forced to face The Technical Savage in a Haunted House of Terror match.

    Jake Atlas has been making a name for himself recently, and he finally had a chance to solidify his role in NXT in a non-title battle with the NXT cruiserweight champion Santos Escobar.

    It was to be a spooky night but also one with plenty of high points from start to finish.

NXT NA Championship Devil's Playground: Damian Priest (c) vs. Johnny Gargano

1 OF 6

    Credit: WWE.com

    Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal began with a Devil's Playground match for Johnny Gargano and Damian Priest after Priest got a big live guitar entrance. The two men quickly went for weapons. The Rebel Heart grabbed a kendo stick, and The Archer of Infamy found a nightstick.

    The two fought into the backstage area through the frightening stage props. Gargano used everything at his disposal, including a garbage can. The two battled to the stage where the wheel was set up, and someone in a Scream Ghostface mask caught Priest with a steel pipe.

    Gargano smashed a tombstone over The Archer of Infamy's head to knock him off the stage. This set up a pinfall victory that made Gargano a two-time NXT North American champion.

              

    Result

    Gargano def. Priest by pinfall to become the new NXT North American champion.

               

    Grade

    B+

                

    Analysis

    This was a ridiculous match built on its stipulation. The two used weapons and battled all around the stage area. It was certainly not the best either man has, but they had already had a good pure wrestling match at NXT TakeOver. This was about having fun.

    The finish was surprising. The Archer of Infamy seemed set for a long memorable title reign to test him. Instead, The Rebel Heart is back on top. He got help, much like Candice LeRae has gotten support from Indi Hartwell. It seems like the Garganos are building a stable of helpers to keep them relevant.

    Hopefully, it pays off in the end for LeRae as well rather than Gargano continually collecting more gold.

Pat McAfee Introduces the Group That Will Take Over NXT

2 OF 6

    Pat McAfee stood with Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch and taunted Undisputed Era. He told the world that he had originally chosen Ridge Holland but took another options after Holland's injury. He knew he had the right guys to take over NXT.

    Kyle O'Reilly came out alone followed by Pete Dunne. The Bruiserweight looked ready to help O'Reilly before smashing him in the back with a steel chair. The heels laid out the only member of Undisputed Era left standing.

               

    Grade

    B

                

    Analysis

    This was too telegraphed to work as a surprise, but Dunne is the perfect fourth man to contest Undisputed Era. This is clearly a set up for WarGames. That should be a great fight inside the cage that can hopefully fully establish Lorcan and Burch.

    McAfee is a good mouthpiece for this group, even if he does not quite fit the bruiser style of the rest of the crew. He can sell himself as a bruiser while selling the rest better than they usually can on the mic.

Santos Escobar vs. Jake Atlas

3 OF 6

    Jake Atlas was at a disadvantage from the outset against Legado del Fantasma. Joaquin Wilde and Raul Mendoza got involved to save Santos Escobar at crucial moments that sealed the victory for the NXT cruiserweight champion. The Phantom Driver ended it quickly.

    Ember Moon explained in a video package that she remembered the old scared Dakota Kai, and The War Goddess was not afraid of the new Kai.

              

    Result

    Escobar def. Atlas by pinfall.

               

    Grade

    D+

                

    Analysis

    This was a waste of talent. Escobar vs. Atlas is a match-up that could be the centerpiece of the cruiserweight division. However, short contests like this take away from that mystique. Atlas has a gripe against Wilde and Mendoza, but he still could not last four minutes in the ring with Escobar.

    Legado del Fantasma needs a real rival. The talent present cannot contest this crew. Escobar is too unstoppable, even though Isaiah "Swerve" Scott has pinned him a few times. That feud has run its course.

Haunted House of Terror: Cameron Grimes vs. Dexter Lumis

4 OF 6

    Credit: WWE.com

    William Regal found Cameron Grimes and led him to a van backstage where he was greeted by Michael P.S. Hayes.

    The Technical Savage tried to be confident as he entered the haunted house, but he quickly found his air of confidence dissipate. He ran every time he saw Dexter Lumis, and he found many other frightening zombies.

    He got back to the van only to see The Tortured Artist in the van and began running down the street in terror. He ran all the way back to the NXT arena.

    Zombies crawled toward Grimes, who was forced into the ring to face Lumis. A female zombie climbed onto The Tortured Artist and jumped onto The Technical Savage. Lumis planted Grimes with a kata gatame into the Silence for the win(?).

               

    Result

    Lumis def. Grimes by technical submission.

              

    Grade

    A-

                

    Analysis

    This will not be for everyone, but the supposed match was more a tour through a haunted house. It worked perfectly for what it was. The Technical Savage is ridiculously over the top, perfectly suited for this insane short horror show.

    Lumis did not have much to do, but he has always been great at terrifying with a cold stoic look. While this feud seemed like a mistake for a straightforward in-ring fight, the tone of this rivalry has been perfect for both men. The two clearly needed zombies in their matches together.

Rhea Ripley vs. Raquel Gonzalez

5 OF 6

    Raquel Gonzalez asserted her strength advantage early against Rhea Ripley, powerbombing her into the glass panel. She continued to wear down The Nightmare with physical offense. However, Ripley hit her second gear and never looked back.

    The Nightmare reversed out of a one-arm powerbomb attempt with a headscissors takedown. A big boot and Riptide followed to seal the big victory.

    Drake Maverick was dressed up as Hulk Hogan while Killian Dain was the Shockmaster, and Maverick had to remind how to be a proper Shockmaster. Tommaso Ciampa cut a promo on NXT, saying that everyone was complaining too much on social media and not fighting enough.

              

    Result

    Ripley def. Gonzalez by pinfall.

               

    Grade

    B+

                

    Analysis

    While these two women have so much more in them with time to grow in the ring, this was a fun clash of dominant stars. Gonzalez impressed by keeping up with the more experienced performer. The two never looked out of place together.

    This is a match that should happen down the line with no interruptions on a bigger stage. Gonzalez proved she deserved more big-time matches. It made sense for her to lose this time, but next time may be a different story based on where she has progressed to as an in-ring competitor.

NXT Women's Title Tables, Ladders & Scares: Io Shirai (c) vs. Candice LeRae

6 OF 6

    After a Poppy performance brought Io Shirai to the ring, Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal decided Candice LeRae would fight Io Shirai in a Tables, Ladders & Scares match. The women went right for the ladders and chairs.

    This got brutal as both women were willing to do anything to the other to win. After doing so much damage, the two finally started setting up ladders to retrieve the NXT Women's Championship. The Genius of the Sky missed a moonsault and landed leg-first on a steel chair.

    The Poison Pixie took advantage, going after the bad leg of Shirai, until the NXT women's champion planted her spine first on a standing chair. It got worse for both women after LaRae hit a swinging neckbreaker on Shirai through a pair of table.

    The figure in the Ghostface mask ran in to help The Poison Pixie, but Shotzi Blackheart stopped the figure in time. LeRae still was at the top of the ladder after the action, but Shirai recovered and knocked her off a ladder through another ladder. The Genius of the Sky pulled down the title to win.

              

    Result

    Shirai def. LeRae by grabbing the hanging title to retain the NXT Women's Championship.

               

    Grade

    A

                

    Analysis

    Shirai and LeRae have fantastic chemistry that comes out in every match. This was still not their best match together, but it had a much different focus to their previous clashes. The weapons were the centerpiece as well as how well both women can sell the damage they inflict on one another.

    The contest made clear that both women could win at any time. LeRae was able to constantly dodge the offense of Shirai, letting her smack into steel. She played it smart but crashed and burned at the end.

    In the end, Shirai continues a fantastic title reign. She has been incredible every time out with her title defenses. LeRae is among NXT's best and hopefully gets her own time in the sun soon. Johnny Gargano cannot be the only family member winning gold

AEW Dynamite Full Show 28 Octoer 2020 AEW Dynamite Highlights

 

AEW Dynamite Live 10/28/20

Watch AEW Dynamite Live 10/28/20 Online 28th October 2020 Full





AEW Dynamite Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights for October 28

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    Credit: All Elite Wrestling

    With just over a week until Full Gear live on pay-per-view, All Elite Wrestling produced an episode of Dynamite headlined by TNT Champion Cody defending his title, the latest in the World Title Eliminator tournament, a hotly anticipated town hall address and the new NWA World Women's Champion in action.

    Who built momentum for themselves ahead of the November 7 extravaganza and what, if any, new matches were added to what is sure to be an explosive PPV card?

    Find out now with this recap of the October 28 broadcast.

Match Card

1 OF 9

    The AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament continues this week
    The AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament continues this weekCredit: All Elite Wrestling

    Announced for Wednesday's TNT broadcast are:

       

    • Jerico and MJF hold a town hall discussion
    • Lumberjack Match for the TNT Championship: Cody vs. Orange Cassidy
    • World Title Eliminator Match: Penta El Zero M* vs. Kenny Omega
    • World Title Eliminator Match: Hangman Page vs. Wardlow
    • Matt Sydal vs. Eddie Kingston
    • NWA World Women's Championship Match: Serena Deeb vs. Leyla Hirsch

       

    Coverage begins at 8:00 PM.

       

    *Penta replaces injured brother Rey Fenix

World Title Eliminator Semifinal Match: Hangman Page vs. Wardlow

2 OF 9

    Credit: All Elite Wrestling

    After a tense exchange between MJF and Sammy Guevara to start the show, Wardlow looked to make his charge proud as he battled "Hangman" Adam Page in the first semifinal round match of the World Title Eliminator.

    Page controlled early and sent Wardlow into the ring post. The big man shook it off, almost feeding off it, and speared Page through the guardrail.

    The massive heel overwhelmed Page, working over AEW's resident cowboy until Page fought his way back into the match. Before he could build any momentum of his own, Wardlow rocked him with a clothesline, cutting him off.

    Page delivered a moonsault to the floor but even that failed to negate Wardlow's fury as the big man delivered an F-10. Hangman avoided the pin by rolling to the sanctuary of the floor.

    The battle headed to the top rope, where Page avoided a chokeslam and delivered a big fallaway slam to the mat below. The Buckshot Lariat followed and the former tag team champion scored the hard-fought victory.

        

    Result

    Page defeated Wardlow

       

    Grade

    B

       

    Analysis

    This was a physical battle between two hard hitters that featured a predictable outcome.

    Page continued to build momentum toward the finals of the World Title Eliminator via his win while Wardlow further earned credibility as an in-ring competitor with a strong showing against one of the company's elite.

    Page will now battle the winner of Kenny Omega vs. Penta El Zero M. Considering one of those men was not intended to be in this position, and the direction this entire tournament has been headed since its inception, the outcome of that one is hardly in question.

Matt Sydal vs. Eddie Kingston

3 OF 9

    Credit: All Elite Wrestling

    After a brief promo from AEW World Champion Jon Moxley ahead of their Full Gear title match, Eddie Kingston made his way to the squared circle for a match with Matt Sydal. The Butcher, The Blade and The Bunny accompanied Kingston for the contest.

    The tenacious, pit bull-like Kingston controlled the match early and often as he wore down Sydal in an attempt to send a message to Moxley. He worked over his grounded opponent during the break. 

    Sydal fought back after the break, rocking Kingston with a roundhouse kick. Kingston recovered, grounded his opponent and trapped him in the same choke Moxley used against him a month ago for the submission win.

    After the match, Kingston forced Sydal to say “I quit” before apologizing to Moxley.

        

    Result

    Kingston defeated Sydal

        

    Grade

    C+

        

    Analysis

    This was essentially an extended squash. Sydal was not once booked to be on the level of Kingston and while yes, there needs to be a pecking order, it felt somewhat off-brand for the celebrated indie star to be so unceremoniously beaten down and submitted when other lesser-known talents have gotten way more offense in elsewhere on the card.

    Kingston forcing Sydal to say he quit was a nice touch, and the apology to Moxley was an interesting twist.

    The AEW Championship match at Full Gear is going to be a hell of a bit of business, a match as cerebrally structured and executed as it is violent. Hopefully, it lives up to the expectations set by the performers because if it does, it could very well be the quality of match Moxley’s reign deserves.

Excalibur Sits Down with FTR and The Young Bucks

4 OF 9

    Credit: All Elite Wrestling

    A pre-taped interview conducted by Excalibur featured The Young Bucks and AEW Tag Team Champions FTR ahead of their Full Gear match.

    The Bucks admitted that the trash talk from Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler ignited a fire in them and that the old Bucks are back.

    Irritated by the one-sidedness of the promo, FTR left. A sense of desperation setting in, Matt and Nick Jackson revealed that if they do not win at Full Gear, they will never challenge for the AEW Tag Team Championships again.

        

    Grade

    A

        

    Analysis

    The Bucks gave us an explanation for their recent actions and raised the stakes for their match at Full Gear. Suddenly, a match with enough anticipation behind it now features much more meaning as a result of the Jacksons vowing never to challenge for the gold if they fail to win it.

    The only thing that lessened the impact of that decision ever-so-slightly was the fact that Cody just made the same vow last November at Full Gear, when he challenged Chris Jericho for the AEW Championship.

The Inner Circle Town Hall Meeting

5 OF 9

    Credit: All Elite Wrestling

    The Inner Circle and MJF hit the ring for a Town Hall meeting.

    Luchasaurus asked the first question of the night, asking MJF what financial benefits there are to MJF joining Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara, Santana, Ortiz and Jake Hager in the faction. MJF responded, claiming business would be through the roof.

    Dr. Britt Baker DMD and Rebel were up next, the latter applauding Jericho’s smile. Baker asked Le Champion how he feels about MJF’s track record of betrayal and friendships. Jericho said he wouldn’t actually let MJF in the Inner Circle and if he turned on them, he would knock MJF’s teeth down his throat.

    Peter Avalon joined us next, “shooting his shot” and asking if he could join The Inner Circle, to which he was met with laughter. 

    Eric Bischoff made a surprise appearance next and asked MJF what he can do for The Inner Circle. The scarf-wearing loudmouth answered with one word, “friendship.” Bischoff called Jericho as primadonna and after a protest from The Demo God, the former WCW Executive Vice President asked MJF what’s to say he and Jericho will not kill each other.

    MJF took exception, erupting out of frustration and asking Jericho what he hasn’t done to prove himself.

    “You haven’t beaten me.” Jericho laid down the challenge to MJF for a match at Full Gear. “If you win, I’ll allow you to join The Inner Circle.” 

    MJF warned he will do anything to win. Santana cut him off, admitting that Guevara and him do not want MJF in the group. He issued a challenge for next week, him and Guevara vs. MJF and Wardlow. The Inner Circle left, leaving MJF clearly conflicted.

         

    Grade

    B

       

    Analysis

    This could have been accomplished just about any other way, without devoting so much time to it. It was unnecessarily long and came back around to one simple question: how do you know he won’t turn on you?

    And from there, Jericho issued the challenge we knew was coming and Full Gear got one of the most intriguing matches of the whole show.

    It will be interesting to see how the performers execute this heel vs. heel match but if their individual creativity is any indication, it will be something special. Hopefully, it is not as overdone or overly long as this was.

    It was, though, cool to see Eric Bischoff. Eazy E is always a great watch, especially in these little pop-up cameos. 

Lumberjack Match for the TNT Championship: Cody vs. Orange Cassidy

6 OF 9

    Credit: All Elite Wrestling

    TNT Champion Cody and “Freshly Squeezed” Orange Cassidy wasted little time trading holds, counters and reversals in their Lumberjack Match Wednesday night, picking up where they left off in last week’s time limit draw while stars from the AEW roster surrounded the squared circle.

    Cody targeted the knee of his opponent and tried for a Figure Four. Cassidy sent him to the floor, where he quickly evaded the grasp of Dark Order and walked right into a big tornado DDT by the challenger. 

    Back from the commercial, Cody delivered a superplex from the top rope, onto the mass of humanity that surrounded the squared circle. He followed up with the Cody Cutter back in the ring for a near-fall as Excalibur started to sell the idea of another time limit draw.

    Late, John Silver delivered a pump kick before Cody dumped him to the floor. Meanwhile, Arn Anderson delivered a cheap shot and Cody followed with Cross Rhodes for the pinfall victory. 

       

    Result

    Cody defeated Cassidy

       

    Grade

    C

        

    Analysis

    Waiting for that great Cody-Orange Cassidy match? 

    Keep waiting.

    This was entertaining but flawed. It was disjointed in spots and almost nothing established early on played a part in the outcome. It was a convoluted babyface vs. babyface match that felt more like an excuse to highlight The Dark Order, despite the fact that Cody’s Full Gear title defense is against Darby Allin.

    There are too many moving pieces here without any real defined direction, making Cody’s return and everything that followed it unnecessarily messy.

Serena Deeb vs. Leyla Hirsch

7 OF 9

    Credit: All Elite Wrestling

    Just 24 hours after defeating Thunder Rosa to win the NWA World Women’s Championship, Serena Deeb squared off with “Legit” Leyla Hirsch in singles competition.

    While the commentary team put over Hirsch’s amateur wrestling accomplishments, Deeb seized control of the match with a rope-assisted neckbreaker. Hirsch recovered and applied an armbar she focused on the left limb of the champion. 

    Hirsch dominated during the break but Deeb recovered and tapped her out with a modified Tequila Sunrise to retain her title.

        

    Result

    Deeb defeated Hirsch

        

    Grade

    C

       

    Analysis

    For the second time, Deeb appeared on Dynamite, only for a large portion of her match to be interrupted by a commercial break.

    Sure, the picture-in-picture gimmick allows you to see the whole match but it is yet another instance of the already under-served women’s division falling prey to indifferent booking.

    After the match, Hikaru Shida vs. Nyla Rose was made official for Full Gear. Not because they had some hot feud or had spent weeks building to the match, but because the company referenced the same nonsensical rankings it sometimes uses as a crutch to make up for booking complete stories.

    And before you rush to the defense of the company, yes, they have established history. Yes, they wrestled against each other at Double or Nothing. No, one match five months ago is not at all acceptable build to a rematch at Full Gear.

    It is, again, evidence of the company’s lack of devotion to an actual, logical and prioritized women’s division.

VSK vs. Shawn Spears

8 OF 9

    Credit: All Elite Wrestling

    Shawn Spears returned to action this week for a match with VSK.

    Seconds after the bell rang, Spears delivered the C4 and picked up the uncontested win.

    After the match, Spears made his way to the ringside area and pulled a costumed performer into the ring. As Spears ordered Tully Blanchard to give him his black glove, Scorpio Sky removed the bull costume and delivered a TKO that left The Chairman lying.

        

    Result

    Spears defeated VSK

         

    Grade

    C

        

    Analysis

    This was an inoffensive way to keep the Spears-Sky rivalry progressing without hurting anyone else.

    Spears could really use some momentum on his side while Sky appears to have lost all of it that was built via his initial success with the company. Hopefully, both will find it in this program.

World Title Eliminator Semifinal Match: Penta El Zero M vs. Kenny Omega

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    Credit: All Elite Wrestling

    In the main event of the night, a World Title Eliminator Tournament match to determine Hangman Page’s opponent at Full Gear, Penta El Zero M battled Kenny Omega.

    After early disrespect from Omega that included taunting Rey Fenix at ringside with the AAA Mega Championship that he won from the Lucha Bro, the match descended into a wild and chaotic brawl during the commercial break. 

    Back from the timeout, Penta delivered a double stomp in the corner for a near-fall. Omega recovered and uncorked a series of V-Trigger knee strikes before setting Penta up for a super dragon suplex. Omega set up for a superplex onto the ring steps at ringside but Penta countered with a destroyer onto the entrance ramp.

    Back inside, Penta snapped his opponent’s arm. Omega survived the tremendous pain in his shoulder, though, to deliver the One-Winged Angel for the pinfall victory.

        

    Result

    Omega defeated Penta

        

    Grade

    A

        

    Analysis

    Omega’s entrance was more excellent stuff, complete with quotes from several sources including B/R. The Cleaner girls mocking The Lucha Bros was another nice touch, as was his complete and utter disrespect for Fenix by breaking out the Mega Championship. 

    The match itself was every bit as excellent as you would expect given the talent involved, and the arm snap out of the One-Winged Angel midwat through was great stuff.

    Omega shaking off the pre-match theatrics and having to refocus himself was a nice bit of storytelling and added to the overall quality of the bout.

    His match with Page at Full Gear is, arguably, the most eagerly anticipated of that entire card and has the potential to be a legitimate Match of the Year candidate.

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