7/22 AEW DYNAMITE PRIMER: Cody to defend against top independent star, Moxley speaks, Page vs. Five, Kenny Omega, MJF, Bucks, more

By Joshua Chambers, PWTorch contributor


SPOTLIGHTED PODCAST ALERT (YOUR ARTICLE BEGINS A FEW INCHES DOWN)...

AEW DYNAMITE PRIMER
JULY 22, 2020
AIRS ON TNT, 8:00 PM EST
BY JOSHUA CHAMBERS (@Josh_Chambers), PWTORCH CONTRIBUTOR

Arena

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.

AEW Dark Results

  • Hikaru Shida defeated Rachel Chanel
  • Kip Sabian defeated Corey Hollis
  • Best Friends defeated Brady Pierce & Sabby
  • Ricky Starks defeated Will Hobbs
  • Scorpio Sky defeated Aaron Solow
  • Diamante defeated KiLynn King
  • Darby Allin defeated Robert Anthony
  • The Butcher & The Blade defeated Brandon Cutler & Peter Avalon

AEW Dynamite Pre Show with Jurassic Express

The Dynamite pre-show will air on YouTube at 5 p.m. EST/ 2 p.m. PST.

Dynamite Matches and Segments

  • MJF in action
  • Kenny Omega in action
  • Taz & Cage will appear
  • Ivelisse Velez vs. Diamante
  • Inner Circle vs. Jurassic Express
  • Hangman Page vs. 5 (w/Mr. Brodie Lee)
  • AEW Champion Jon Moxley speaks
  • Cody vs. “one of the top independent wrestlers in the world” for the TNT Championship
  • Young Bucks vs. The Butcher & The Blade – Falls Count Anywhere

Final Thoughts

A lot of fun stuff on the show tonight! Two things, in particular, have me excited:

(1) Cody vs. “one of the top independent wrestlers in the world.” Wrestling is at it’s best when wrestling gets people talking. When I saw Tony Khan’s tweet yesterday afternoon I immediately headed over to the wretched hive of scum and villainy that is r/squaredcircle to pore over the wide guesses and debate. The guesses ranged from CM Punk to James Ellsworth, but I think I know who it’s going to be (I won’t say it here in case I’m right) and I had a great time thinking about and imagining the different possibilities.

(2) Is Kenny Omega turning heel? God, I hope so. I’m in the camp that believes AEW is squandering Omega’s talents. He is a superstar and might be the best, most interesting wrestler in the world–but American audiences know that? How would they? I can’t wait for him to spinoff and do his thing as a singles star, and if he has to turn heel to do it then that’s fine with me.


CATCH UP… 7/15 AEW DYNAMITE TV REPORT: Keller’s report on Moxley vs. Cage, Elite vs. Jurassic Express, Cody vs. Sonny Kiss, Jericho speaks

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