Friday, December 6, 2019

AEW Dynamite 12/04 Review

Matches:
1.Young Bucks, Dustin vs Inner Circle ***3/4
2.Trent vs Fenix ***1/4
3.Bates vs Nyla NR
4.Shida vs Stratlander ***
5.Pentagon vs Daniels **1/2
6.Mox vs Janela ***1/4

Thoughts:
This week's episode kicked off with an all-action trios match, setting a nice tone for the rest of the two hour stretch. Dustin has been so...revived in AEW and it's just an awesome sight.

The follow up was a fairly good bout to continue the Best Friends/Lucha Bros threads. If Trent had won I think he'd arguably be set for a nice spot in the rankings but, alas, that wasn't to be. Some heat post-match kept things between them alive.

Last week, the celebration stuff was entertaining but a bit much for my taste. I'll admit that I'm more of a shut up and wrestle kinda guy but Cody once again made me care about a promo here with this one. Dude is a great talker.

Audio issues were surprisingly common this week for some reason, but hopefully that's fixed going forward and this is just a one off.

The Dark Order stuff is interesting once again, but I just want more bad ass matches with them to get them fully over. Also, I still miss Lucha Underground.

Hey look, a squash. Hey look, a failed save. Oh look, Knox died.

For the record, I don't mind the shots TNT and AEW are making at NXT. I find it funny how many people are bitching about them, though. They are winning the key demo each week for a reason.

Jericho's promo was decent enough, the Lexicon seems popular, and a match with Jungle Boy could be fun. I actually wanted to get tickets for one of the Texas shows while I'm in the state but logistically couldn't really pull it off. The state is too fucking big.

Back to action, Kris and Shida had a good match with Stratlander continuing to come off well as the division starts getting better in general. The Brandi stuff after, on the other hand, still feels off and we've yet to get any real follow up on that Kong/Kong tease from the Summer. Do we need two cult plots?

CD failed to get payback in the semi, and props to the commentary for playing off his botch. A bit overbooked for my taste but they're clearly building toward some payoff match down the line. Penta and Fenix both got back on track tonight, at least.

The show ended on a high note, with Janela and Mox having a fun main event. Both came off well, the right man won, and we got another tease of Jericho/Mox.

In all, this was another enjoyable episode of Dynamite with the two hours going by fast. If you only have a short amount of time, watch the opener and Cody's promo.

Overall Rating: 75/100%

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