2/24 AEW DYNAMITE PRIMER: Sting out for revenge, Page vs. Kassidy, Moxley in action, more

BY JOSHUA CHAMBERS, PWTORCH CONTRIBUTOR

Sting (artist Grant Gould © PWTorch)

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AEW DYNAMITE PRIMER
FEBRUARY 24, 2021
AIRS ON TNT, 8:00 PM EST
BY JOSHUA 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.

Paul Wight (f/k/a The Big Show) Joins AEW

AEW Dark Results

  • Brian Cage defeated John Skyler
  • Lee Johnson defeated Serpentico
  • Eddie Kingston defeated JD Drake
  • Leyla Hirsch defeated Brooke Havok
  • Jurassic Express defeated Angel Fashion & VSK
  • QT Marshall defeated JJ Garrett
  • Max Caster defeated Marko Stunt
  • Alex Reynolds & John Silver defeated Louie Valle & Chris Peaks
  • Kip Sabian defeated Fuego Del Sol
  • Varsity Blonds defeated Shawn Dean & Carlie Bravo
  • Ryan Nemeth defeated Aaron Solow
  • Ivelisse & Diamante defeated Miranda Alize & Renee Michelle
  • Top Flight defeated Tony Vega & Steven Stetson
  • Bear Country, Sonny Kiss, & Joey Janela defeated M’Badu, Levy Shaprio, Daniel Joseph, & Aaron Frye
  • Pretty Peter Avalon & Cezar Bononi defeated Ryzin & Baron Black
  • KiLynn King defeated Tesha Price
  • SCU defeated Matt Sydal & The Hybrid 2

Dynamite Matches and Segments

  • More information on “AEW Dark: Elevation”
  • Paul Wight’s signing explained
  • Sting is “out for revenge”
  • Kip Sabian, Penelope Ford and Miro sit down for an interview with Tony Schiavone
  • Hangman Page vs. Isiah Kassidy
  • Jake Hager vs. Brandon Cutler
  • The Varsity Blonds vs. Brian Cage & Ricky Starks
  • Lance Archer vs. Rey Fenix – Face of the Revolution Ladder Match Qualifier
  • Dr. Britt Baker vs. Nyla Rose – Women’s World Title Eliminator Tournament Semi-Final
  • Moxley vs. Ryan Nemeth

Final Thoughts

What I’m excited for: Two things, actually. Britt Baker vs Nyla Rose and Lance Archer vs. Rey Fenix. Baker and Rose are my two favorite women on the roster and while I don’t expect this to be a technical masterpiece, I think we’re in for a fun match. Archer and Fenix excite me because they are both so interesting and athletic, but in completely different ways and I think they’ll both shine here.

What I’m Confused About: Paul Wight, f/k/a The Big Show. I want to be very clear, I like Paul a lot. One of the favorite matches I’ve seen was a Seattle Street Fight between him and Daniel Bryan years ago. At first, when I saw the news, I was like “Oh cool, he’s doing commentary on the new developmental show! His decades of experience will be a huge boon to the young talent!” But everything I’ve read about the signing has gone out of it’s way to let us know that he will also be wrestling. My hope is that his in-ring appearances happen on a very limited basis.

What I’m dreading: Kip Sabian, Penelope Ford and Miro sit down for an interview with Tony Schiavone. I just don’t see this group going in a direction that interests me. This is the only storyline on the show less compelling than Cody vs. Shaq.


CATCH-UP: WEDNESDAY NIGHT RUNDOWN 2/24: Adam Cole addressing O’Reilly and Archer vs. Fenix lead the night

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