The 10/09/2019 edition of AEW Dynamite, out of the Agganis Arena in Boston, Massachusetts just wrapped up. We’ve got the match results, as well as our overall thoughts on the show, for you to check out below. Let us know what you thought about episode #2 of AEW Dynamite by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.
Private Party vs. The Young Bucks
AEW Tag Team Championship Tournament First Round Match
When AEW started announcing their roster earlier this year, I quickly realized that the tag team division was going to be the main draw for me personally. I’ve been very vocal in the past about tag team wrestling, and how it’s my favorite kind of wrestling, so the fact that AEW’s tag division was so strong on paper got me very excited.
So to say that I was pumped up to see a big-time tag team bout kick off the second-ever episode of Dynamite would be a massive understatement.
The story here was that The Young Bucks, the veteran team, were the heavy favorites in the match. But because they’re wearing so many hats nowadays, and Private Party is no slouch, they would have to really bring it to get a victory. Simple and sweet, which is the kind of storytelling that works best in wrestling, in my opinion.
We started things off hot with tons of highspots, each one more spectacular than the last. Eventually, the Young Bucks slowed things down (sort of) and turned up the physicality, which really took this match to another level.
Also, it forced Private Party to show they could stand toe-to-toe with the Bucks and just throw bombs for a few minutes. And because they showed that they could do just that, it proved that they’re worthy of being the first-ever AEW Tag Team Champions.
Simply put, I absolutely loved this match. And seeing Private Party get the win, and advance in the title tournament, was the perfect way to start the show.
Winner: Private Party
Introducing The Inner Circle
Up next was a Chris Jericho in-ring promo where he hyped his new group, The Inner Circle, as well as tonight’s main event tag team match (more on that later).
If you’re out of the loop, the group consists of Jericho, Sammy Guevara, Santana & Ortiz (LAX), and Jake Hager (Jack Swagger). To be honest, I’m not 100% sold on the idea quite yet, but if anyone can make it work, it’s Jericho.
Speaking of Jericho, he was really solid here. At one point, the crowd tried to derail the segment with a “we the people” chant and he got them right back without missing a beat.
Again, I’m not sold on the group just yet, but a heel faction at the top of the card always works for me, so I’m sure I’ll come around.
Darby Allin vs. Jimmy Havoc
AEW Championship No 1. Contendership Match
We followed that up with a no. 1 contendership match featuring Darby Allin taking on Jimmy Havoc. Allin has the chance to be a major difference-maker for AEW, so seeing him get the win here wasn’t a big surprise.
I will say, though, Allin and Havoc both looked good here. I’ve really only seen both guys in gimmick matches up to this point, but they more than held my attention in a standard singles bout tonight.
Because he got the big W, Allin earned the right to take on AEW Champion Chris Jericho next week for the title. On paper, that sounds like it could be a ton of fun, so I’m intrigued by the matchup.
Winner: Darby Allin
Bea Priestley & Emi Sakura vs. Dr. Britt Baker DMD & Riho
We got women’s tag team action next, which has kind of been AEW’s calling card for this division so far. Hopefully, we can get more singles matches on the show going forward because it feels a bit “copy and paste” at the moment.
On a positive note, Riho continues to be the shining light in AEW’s uber-talented women’s division. Kudos to AEW for realizing this, and thus, giving her the title last week. That was 100% the right call.
There were a lot of moving parts in this match, and if I’m being honest, they kind of lost me amidst the chaos. The good guys got the win, which once again, was expected.
Winner: Dr. Britt Baker DMD & Riho
Jon Moxley vs. Shawn Spears (w/ Tully Blanchard)
On last week’s show, the Pac/Adam Page match was the match that I seemed to enjoy more than most. This week, it was this Jon Moxley/Shawn Spears match, which I thought really delivered and brought something different to the show.
Speaking of Pac, he was on commentary for this bout and he was absolutely fantastic in the role. He’s upset he’s not the no. 1 contender, which makes sense because he’s 2-0 with 2 major singles wins. Maybe he’s next in line after Allin and Cody?
Back to the match itself, I really loved all of the floor brawling, which you can watch in the embedded tweet above. Moxley getting the win via the DDT was, once again, predictable, but also the right call.
My one negative here is that I really REALLY dislike Moxley’s current look. To be blunt, it looks cheap, which is not good, especially since I know the guy is getting paid well.
Post-match, Kenny Omega showed up with some barbed wire weapons and wanted to fight Moxley, but he was attacked from behind by Pac before anything could happen.
Winner: Jon Moxley
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The Inner Circle (Sammy Guevara & Chris Jericho) vs. Adam Page & Dustin Rhodes
First things first, Adam Page and Dustin Runnels very much need team up for a bit. Page isn’t ready for the title quite yet, and they don’t have a secondary title for him to chase, either. This could give him something meaningful to do for the time being, and working with Dustin is 100% going to make him better, too.
Eventually, they can even feud against one another after things go sour, which could be really fun and help put Page over the top.
As far as the match is concerned, it was fine for what it was. Jericho got the win via The Judas Effect. To be honest, the post-match deal was where the real story took place…
After the match, The IC started stomping out Page and Dustin, which led to the lights going out, and then coming back on, with Cody now in the ring. (Speaking of “copy and paste,” AEW loves the “lights out” bit and the “beatdown/attack from behind” bit a little too much, in my opinion. Let’s mix it up more, you guys!)
Even with Cody now involved, the good guys were still outnumbered… until MJF showed up with a chair. At first, he teased turning on Cody, but didn’t, and got a huge reaction for making the save.
The bad guys then retreated, which led Jericho running up the ramp and right into a skating Darby Allin, who wiped him out in what was a neat way to end the show.
Winner: The Inner Circle
AEW Dynamite (October 9 2019)
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