4/7 AEW DYNAMITE PRIMER: Mike Tyson returns, Kenny Omega and The Young Buck clash, Allin vs. Drake, more

BY JOSHUA CHAMBERS, PWTORCH CONTRIBUTOR

Mike Tyson & Co. (photo AllEliteWrestling.com)

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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.

Road to Dynamite

AEW Dark: Elevation Results

  • Chuck Taylor & Orange Cassidy defeated Ryan Nemeth & JD Drake

  • Jon Moxley defeated Bill Collier

  • Penelope Ford defeated Leila Grey

  • The Gunn Club defeated Milk Chocolate & Rex Lawless

  • Joey Janela defeated Chandler Hopkins

  • Thunder Rosa defeated Alex Gracia

  • Leyla Hirsch defeated Vipress

  • Frankie Kazarian defeated Danny LimeLight

  • Ethan Page defeated Fuego Del Sol

  • Hikaru Shida & Tay Conti defeated Jazmine Allure & Tesha Price

  • Jungle Boy defeated Jack Evans

  • The Nightmare Family defeated Adam Priest & Aaron Frye

  • Ryo Mizunami defeated KiLynn King

  • The Dark Order defeated D3 & Vary Morales

  • Private Party defeated Bear Country

  • Scorpio Sky defeated Mike Sydal

AEW Dark Results

  • Matt Hardy defeated Vary Morales

  • Sonny Kiss & Joey Janela defeated Aaron Frye & KC Navarro

  • JD Drake defeated Baron Black

  • Sea Stars defeated Jazmin Allure & Vertvixen

  • Matt Sydal defeated Mike Magnum

  • Jurassic Express defeated Dean Alexander & Rex Lawless

  • Bear Country defeated The Hybrid-2

  • Ryan Nemeth defeated Fuego Del Sol

  • Team Taz defeated Brick Aldridge, Justin Law, & Hayden Backlund

  • The Butcher defeated Jon Cruz

  • Dark Order defeated Jake St. Patrick, Sage Scott, & Chandler Hopkins

  • Red Velvet & KiLynn King defeated Madi Wrenkowski & Vipress

Dynamite Matches and Segments

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  • Mike Tyson returns

  • The Inner Circle speaks

  • The Bunny vs. Tay Conti

  • Jurassic Express vs. Bear Country

  • Hangman Page vs. Max Caster

  • Darby Allin vs. JD Drake for the TNT Championship

  • Jon Moxley & The Young Bucks vs. Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers

Final Thoughts

What I’m excited about: Jon Moxley & The Young Bucks vs. Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers. I am a vocal detractor of six-man tag matches, but I can’t deny being excited to see this much talent in the ring at the same time. Really looking forward to the action and the storyline advancements that we’ll get.

What I’m dreading: AEW should not be working with Mike Tyson. I wrote about this the last time he was on the show, and still feel the same way. Here is my blurb from  the 5/27/2020 primer:

“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*ck Mike Tyson. F*ck AEW for this” and left the room. 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 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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