5/27 AEW DYNAMITE PRIMER: Mike Tyson live, Britt Baker addresses her knee injury, Inner Circle Pep Rally, Young Bucks & Matt Hardy team together in match, Shida

By Joshua Chambers, PWTorch contributor


Britt Baker

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AEW DYNAMITE PRIMER
MAY 27, 2020
AIRS ON TNT, 8:00 PM EST
BY JOSHUA CHAMBERS (@Josh_Chambers), PWTORCH CONTRIBUTOR

Arena

This week’s episode will broadcast live from Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida. The 5,500 seat arena hosted AEW’s Fight for the Fallen in July 2019, and will be home to Dynamite for the foreseeable future.

Top 5 AEW Double or Nothing

AEW Dark Results

  • Natural Nightmares defeated Dark Order
  • Michael Nakazawa defeated Brandon Cutler
  • Jungle Boy defeated Peter Avalon
  • Christopher Daniels defeated Serpentico
  • Sonny Kiss & Joey Janela defeated John Skyler & Brady Pierce
  • Kip Sabian & Jimmy Havoc defeated Tony Donati & Faboo Andre
  • Wardlow defeated Grim
  • Colt Cabana defeated Lee Johnson
  • Penelope Ford defeated Kilynn King
  • Best Friends defeated Alan Angels & Shawn Dean

Latest Rankings Released

Britt Baker to Address Injury Status

Dr. Britt Baker suffered an injury during her match on last week’s Dynamite, forcing her to withdraw from her match at Double or Nothing. She’ll be appearing this week to address the timeline of her return. She is dealing with an anterior lateral tibial fracture, a partial lateral collateral ligament tear and a small degree tendon tear and is expected to miss six to eight weeks.

Details about John Moxley vs. Brian Cage at Fyter Fest

Former Impact World Champion Brian Cage debuted Saturday, winning the Casino Ladder Match and securing an AEW Championship match against Jon Moxley. Both Cage and Moxley are scheduled to appear tonight and details of their match at Fyter Fest. Neither the date nor location of Fyter Fest have been announced.

Dynamite Matches and Segments

  • Mike Tyson will appear live
  • Inner Circle Pep Rally
  • Battle Royal to determine number 1 contender for TNT Championship
  • Private Party & Joey Janela vs. The Young Bucks & Matt Hardy
  • New AEW Women’s World Champion Hikaru Shida in action

Final Thoughts

When AEW started they touted themselves as a new, inclusive promotion. A place where women, the LGBTQ community, and people with disabilities could enjoy wrestling without the toxic trappings of the larger wrestling world. They touted themselves as a place for everyone.

Booking convicted, unrepentant rapist Mike Tyson is a slap in the face to women and victims of sexual violence.

When Tyson was introduced on Saturday my partner, who has relished the alternative to WWE programming that AEW provides, exclaimed “F— Mike Tyson. F— AEW for this.” and left the room. One-in-six women and one-in-thirty-three men have been or will be raped in their lifetime. Some of them are wrestling fans, and some of them won’t come back after this.


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3 Comments on 5/27 AEW DYNAMITE PRIMER: Mike Tyson live, Britt Baker addresses her knee injury, Inner Circle Pep Rally, Young Bucks & Matt Hardy team together in match, Shida

  1. If you feel that way, don’t do any more Primers for Torch or any more recaps. That would be the way to handle it. Remove yourself from writing about a product that you’re admittedly biased against. I’m a sports writer. If I’m biased against someone, I remove myself from covering them. Do the same. Back up your words. Don’t write about AEW anymore. Get Wade to allow someone else to do it. But don’t call something hypocritical and then say a single positive thing about Vince McMahon — Mr. “They’re Running Me Out of Business,” Mr. “It’s not Fair What WCW Is Doing To Me,” but when the shoe was on the other foot with him and the territories, it was fine.

    Don’t write AEW articles again, Joshua. Only fair thing to do if you believe what you’re saying.

    • What an odd foray into false equivalancy land for a sportswriter to take, especially considering your point was strong enough to completely disinclude the comparison of hiring a convicted rapist to complaining about perceived unfair business practices.

      In fact, it’s surprising to me that a sportswriter would completely miss the obvious and totally fair comparison of VINCE MCMAHON LITERALLY HIRING THE SAME CONVICTED RAPIST SVERAL TIMES IN THE PAST

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