AEW Dynamite (June 7, 2023) Emerged from The Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The show featured MJF roasting Adam Cole, Forbidden Door news, Bullet Club bullshit, Orange Cassidy finding a way to win, and much more.
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MJF roasts Adam Cole
MJF needed a challenger for the AEW World Championship, and Adam Cole stepped up. In their first promotional battle, MJF roasted Cole. Not even Mr. Bei Bei on the demon level.
MJF felt that no one in AEW could compete with him. Once Cole arrived on the scene, he told MJF the story of Cole’s discovery in ROH back in the day. After it was revealed that CM Punk was a disappointment in the life of young Maxwell, he found motivation in Cole’s work. He studied Cole’s matches as he tries to follow in his footsteps. MJF pumped Cole’s career and then flushed him down the drain.
MJF mocked this version of Cole who stood in front of him. This was not the same guy that MJF was like. Cole went from Panama Playboy to Panama Gayboy. The MJF criticized Cole’s weak frame and agreed with Vince McMahon’s assessment that Cole lacked the potential of a top man.
Cole took it in stride comparing MJF to a toxic social media troll. Then he accused MJF of being on steroids. Cole talked about how no one respects MJF. Cole eventually found a sore spot to manipulate the hero. The fighting champion would step up, but Cole painted MJF as someone who clearly knew he was going to lose this match. MJF exploded with emotion that he could beat Cole at any time. Cole used this statement as an agreement for the match. Microphone drop, bye bye.
Watch the clip for yourself.
AEW announced the MJF vs. Cole title elimination match for next week.
The first round between MJF and Cole ended and my score went to MJF. It wasn’t even close. I fully understand that opinions of this promotional fight will differ depending on how much individual stock viewers put into the idea of Cole as a superstar. I tried to give in to Adam Cole’s temptation, and he did nothing for me. MJF loaded the segment with a history lesson in an effort to highlight Cole as one of the top talents. Cole blazed with facts, while Cole relied on denials, accusations, and tired talking points. It’s a shame AEW made MJF play steroids only to fall for Cole’s verbal tricks. I suppose this is how a weasel heel should be.
Once that scene ended, I was even more curious about when AEW would start this feud. The MJF promotion began as a vehicle to rival NJPW. Will AEW really keep MJF off the Forbidden Door card? If not, why juice this feud now? I wonder where it fits in the calendar. All in very far. They did all the talking that was necessary in this promo. What more needs to be said to continue this feud longer? The way the outcome of next week’s match plays out will be telling. It’s hard to imagine MJF losing, unless he gets caught cheating to earn a disqualification.
The Forbidden Door PPV is coming fast on June 25th. You may have missed the build if you blinked at the wrong time. AEW announced two crossover matches with NJPW. The news was already spread on social media, but it was important that it be televised.
Bryan Danielson will wrestle Kazuchika Okada in a dream match.
on dynamiteBlackpool Kombat Club wrestled best friends and Rocky Romero representing the Chaos Faction, led by Okada. BCC won. There doesn’t seem to be any clear storytelling for the progression towards PPV. I suppose the chaos could send some NJPW wrestlers to challenge Jon Moxley, Claudio Castagnoli, and Wheeler Utah.
The other match will be for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship when Kenny Omega will defend against Will Ospreay.
Both Forbidden Door matches should be great, however dynamite Factor is too cold now for PPV. The novelty of the ultrawide certainly sells itself to a certain extent. I feel like AEW swung too far in the other direction after the valid criticism NJPW offered caused confusion dynamite Last year’s product is on the way to the Forbidden Door. AEW has two more weeks to release it to the public.
Let’s move on to the rest of the files dynamite.
AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy retained against Swerve Strickland. Cassidy continued the story of wear and tear. Swerve didn’t help smash OC’s hand in the ring post. This damage prevented Cassidy from making clean covers, such as Swerve surviving a Superman blow to a Beach Break and kicking combo. In the end, Cassidy showed his strength in the tournament by knocking him out with a double whammy. When Swerve went for a JML driver, Cassidy ran for a Roll-up. Lean to the top position and grab the socks. Cassidy was able to break free, then grabbed Swerve’s tights to secure the winning pin.
After that, the embassy hurried to the ring. Lights out, lights on. Sting and Darby Allen were there with baseball bats. AEW announced Swerve & the Embassy would face Cassidy, Allen, Sting and Keith Lee in an 8-man tag team match for the next week.
That was a great opening match for the show. Cassidy’s health story added drama, and the ending was great. Cassidy found a way to win by hook or by crook. Here you successfully give Swerve a taste of his own medicine. Many assumed winning the gold medal was a foregone conclusion this evening. From my point of view, Cassidy’s win makes sense. Swerve’s talent is clearly visible, but I don’t think AEW has developed him enough to be a singles champion. It wouldn’t have felt special if Swerve had won here, and the end of Cassidy’s reign should have been a special moment. As it stands now, AEW has an edge in making us guess who the guy to knock out the champ could be. Meanwhile, he indulged Cassidy’s run with grandeur.
Jon Moxley, Claudio Castagnoli and Wheeler Utta defeated Trent Beretta, Chuck Taylor and Rocky Romero. Chaos caused chaos before the fight bell was taken to Blackpool Fight Club. They almost scored a quick win had it not been for Claudio’s save from the pin. The BCC team regained its composure, and the rest of the game was competitive. The closing sequence began with Romero armbarring Moxley. Trent tried to knock Claudio out, but the ROH Champion countered hard. Moxley responded to the submission by choking a bulldog. Utah dropped Chuck and landed evil elbows to prevent a rescue. Moxley moved to the back choke for the victory while Azúcar popped out.
This was a surprisingly good match. The quality wasn’t surprising given the huge talent in the ring. I was impressed by Chaos showing real superiority of situation against the BCC. I wouldn’t say they used illegal tactics, but they definitely had some dirty moments. Although best friends embrace, they still bring enthusiasm. The match came to separate the professionals from the amateurs. Chuck blew his focus at a crucial moment. The Best Friends hit a strong mix of Strong Zero on Mox. While Chuck is hitting the rug in anticipation of winning, Claudio runs in to break the pin. If Chuck had put his head on a pole, they would have won. Compare that to how Yuta knocks Chuck off the save on Mox’s winning submission.
And speaking of Utah and Chuck, give me the fight in single action, please. Utah exploded with elbow strikes at the end and continued after the bell. There were real bad feelings in Yuuta’s anger. It looked badass as a way to set up a match.
Behind the scenes, the Hung Bucks challenged the BCC to a match for the next week. Danielson did not hesitate to accept on behalf of his colleagues.
Texas Tornado: Jungle Boy & Hook defeated Preston Vance and Dralistico. This fight was crazy from the start. Hook shine with top points. He blasts Vance with a Superman punch with a leaping chain fist from the barricade. Perro Peligroso was a bloody mess after the crash.
Later, Vance thought he was going to get payback with a table, but Jungle Boy hits him with a chair to save Hook. FTW Champion Vance suplexed across the wood.
Assistant Jose tried to tamper with the result. Hawkeye strangled him in a ridderm. That set the stage for JB to stretch Dralistico into the Snare Trap submission for the victory.
Damn, Hook was on fire. Despite his level of experience, he crushes any opportunity AEW gives him. I’m hesitant to suggest pushing it too fast, but it’s passed every test so far. The hook may be ready to move the card up. Vance was about to play the biggest chip of a hook to choke him. Jungle Boy and Dralistico also carried their weight in making this match a blast to entertain.
Konosuke Takeshita defeated Damon Ice. Squash beat by knee runners. Takeshita was overwhelmed with disapproval. After that, Don Calles tried to speak, but he was drowned out in sneer. His point was that Kenny Omega was a cancer that needed to be removed.
That nuclear heat is amazing. I love seeing the visceral reaction.
TBS Championship: Kris Statlander retained against Anna Jay. Papa Magic was at ringside to interfere. Anna secured the Queen Killer’s stranglehold, but Statlander rose to her feet to rally to slit the tomb.
The champion took care of the work in a strong challenge. The real intrigue was Taya Valkyrie’s stink-eyed steaming at the success of Statlander while watching on screen backstage.
“Switchblade” Jay White defeated Ricky Starks. Juice Robinson and FTR were banned from ringside. Down the stretch, White put his knee up to block a pike. Wyatt wanted to finish with the Blade Runner, but Starks survived to run the ropes to get a spear. The Starks weren’t satisfied with winning like this. He wanted to rub it with Roshambo. success! Unfortunately, White’s feet hit the referee. The verdict was down, and there was no one around to prepare the pin for the Starks. Gunns ran in 3:10 to Yuma. White hit Blade Runner to win the main event.
This was an overdone ending and it didn’t make anyone look better in the outcome. I think the Starks have bragging rights that the victory should have been his. AEW protects white with interference interference. Basically, nothing was settled in this feud, and you failed to level up White despite getting the winnings.
Notes: Matt Hardy’s goal is to turn Ethan Page into a better human being. Jeff Hardy Page wants to use his ego for good. I like this angle on the decade’s story of involuntary servitude. Sure, Matt would make Paige a go-to, but the story could have some grit.
Tony Khan announced his main event debut collision On June 17th. Get ready for a CM Punk & FTR vs Samoa Joe & Bullet Club Gold match. I’m curious as to whether any kind of relationship develops between Joe and the Bullet Club.
Christian Cage punched a Luchasaurus on Brock Anderson backstage. This was in response to Arn Anderson interfering in the TNT title match. It’s my interest to see Arn’s reaction, but not so much in the rematch between Christian and Wardlaw. Let’s keep Wardlaw feeding on new competitors.
frenzy You’ll get four ways to win the Women’s World Championship between Dr. Brett Baker DMD, Skye Blue, Mercedes Martinez, and Nyla Rose. The outcasts will be watching.
Tony Schiavone loves humor.
Supply Stud: Wheeler Utah
elbows! Angry elbows.
Game of the night: Texas Tornado
Jungle Boy, Hook, Preston Vance and Dralistico had a good time in the name of entertainment.
This episode of dynamite He was a decent fit for having fun in the ring. The show lacks story level. Aside from MJF and Adam Cole, there hasn’t been much juice.
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