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AEW DYNAMITE PRIMER – “FYTER FEST NIGHT 1”
JULY 1, 2020
AIRS ON TNT, 8:00 PM EST
BY JOSHUA CHAMBERS (@Josh_Chambers), PWTORCH CONTRIBUTOR
This week’s episode will emanate from Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida. The 5,500 seat arena first hosted AEW’s Fight for the Fallen in July 2019 and will be home to AEW productions for the foreseeable future.
Road to AEW Fyter Fest Night 1
The “Road To” series returns with packages hyping the TNT Championship match between Cody and Jake Hager, the Women’s Championship match between Hikaru Shida and Penelope Ford, and the Tag Team Championship match between Kenny Omega & Adam Page and The Best Friends.
AEW Dark Results
- Shawn Spears defeated Max Caster
- Lance Archer defeated Pineapple Pete
- Ricky Starks defeated Griff Garrison
- Scorpio Sky defeated Brady Pierce
- Allie & Brandi Rhodes defeated KiLynn King & Skyler Moore
- Butcher & Blade defeated Fuego del Sol & Low Rider
- Young Bucks defeated Peter Avalon & Brandon Cutler
Latest Rankings Released
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) July 1, 2020
Advertised for Dynamite
- Chris Jericho on commentary
- Private Party (w/Matt Hardy) vs. Santana & Ortiz
- MJF & Wardlow vs. Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus
- Cody (c) vs. Jake Hager for the AEW TNT Championship
- Hikaru Shida (c) vs. Penelope Ford for the AEW Women’s World Championship
- Hangman Page & Kenny Omega (c) vs. Best Friends for the AEW World Tag Team Championship
The biggest question on this show is, once again, whether or not Kenny Omega and Adam Page can hold it together long enough to get through their match. At first, I looked at their matchup with the Best Friends as a blow-off, easy victory. A match that didn’t call for much attention. But when I really thought about it the more I realized that Chuck and Trent would be great transitional champions: they are fan favorites, they can put on a great match, and they wouldn’t lose much shine dropping the titles to the next guys. AEW is going to need to pull the trigger on the Omega-Page tension eventually, either splitting them up or having them come together stronger than ever, and I think they should do it sooner rather than later.