Wednesday Night Dynamite 1/27/2021


Eddie Kingston defeated Lance Archer

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The story of this match was Lance Archer is a God damn fool. He beat the shit out of Kingston for a long time and then lost. He told Jake Roberts to go to the back, making himself prone to heel shenanigans. He had the match won so many times but never went for a cover. Even J.R. buried him for this. The heels beat up Jake backstage and Allie passed brass knuckles to Eddie Kingston which he subsequently used to win. A strong contender for geek of the week is Lance Archer


After the match, Butcher and Blade hit their tag team finisher on Archer and Kingston hit a second spinning back fist.


A Jon Moxley video aired where he tried to decipher the Elite storyline. He's a simple guy who trusts in his right hand and left hand. The story doesn't matter because he loves a good six-man tag match (he teams with the PAC & Rey Fénix against Kenny Omega and the Good Brothers next week). It's gonna be wild, so "don't blink."


Sting and Darby Allin addressed their upcoming street fight against Team Taz. Sting started, saying that he was hurt by being called a "hoodlum," but Allin is a hoodlum. Allin said it doesn't matter how dirty you play in the streets, because it's all about survival. Allin threw his skateboard through a window behind them, and Sting broke some windows with his bat. Sting ended up deciding that he is, in fact, a hoodlum, and it will be "showtime" at Revolution.


Chris Jericho & MJF (w/ Inner Circle) vs. Varsity Blonds (Griff Garrison & Brian Pillman Jr.)

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This was a nice match, especially for the Blonds. Garrison has a great hot tag.

Before the match, MJF said that he needed to talk to Sammy Guevara after the match. He then addressed Garrison, and asked him to skip the formalities and say "I quit." Garrison struck him and laid in strikes, but MJF escaped and grabbed a chair. The announcers pointed out that Guevara was applauding when Garrison attacked MJF.

MJF and Guevara exchanged words after the match.


PAC talked about Kenny Omega. He called him a manipulator and a cheater and told Omega to bring his Good Brothers, because he and Fénix will show them the true meaning of brotherhood. Next week, Omega faces the consequences of his actions.


The video of Shaquille O'Neal challenging Cody Rhodes played. He called Cody a "punk" and told him to name the time and place before landing on March as the time.

Cody and Arn Anderson came out to be interviewed by Tony Schiavone. Schiavone asked Cody to respond to Shaq and Jade Cargill. Instead, Cody said he'd like to just promote it for March 7. However, he can't do that, because he and Brandi are having a baby. Cody decided to defer the decision to his coach, Arn.

Arn said that the fact of the matter is that Cody's about to be a dad. It's the most important thing in his life. He asked if June 29, 1985 meant anything to Cody. That's where Arn watched Dusty fight Tully Blanchard, hop on a flight, and see the birth of his baby boy, Cody. Cody got tears in his eyes.

Arn said that if Cody decides to fight in March, he should do it with no regrets. He went over Shaq and Cargill's pedigrees, but Arn's seen something from the last two weeks that can't be measured like those two.

Red Velvet made her entrance and joined everyone in the ring. Arn said that both she and Cody have fire. Velvet took the mic and said that she's fed up and tired of getting attacked and watching Brandi get disrespected. Cody would never lay a hand on Cargill, but she would, because she's Red Velvet, and she's about to "stir her bitch-ass up."

Schiavone concluded the segment by saying that the ball is in Shaq and Cargill's court. It looks like Cody & Red Velvet vs. Shaq & Jade Cargill is the match.


Hangman Page defeated Ryan Nemeth

**1/2

Nemeth is the younger brother of WWE wrestler Dolph Ziggler, and this was his AEW debut.

The two performed chain wrestling until Page downed Nemeth with a boot. Page kept up the offense with more strikes, pounding on Nemeth in the corner. He sent Nemeth to the floor with his springboard clothesline and followed it up with a plancha.Back in the ring, Page missed a corner clothesline and Nemeth downed him with a dropkick.

Matt Hardy made his way down to the ring, appearing to scout the wrestlers in the match.

Nemeth maintained control with a neckbreaker, but he only got a one count. Page fired out of the corner with a lariat and downed Nemeth with a spinebuster. The sliding lariat followed for two. Nemeth countered a backdrop with a DDT for a quick two. Page countered out of a suplex and landed a discus forearm, and the Buckshot Lariat for three.

– Tony Schiavone came down to the ring after the match to talk to Page and Hardy. Hardy said that he came out to be in Page's corner and support him. He said that Page seems lost and knows how much love Page had for Omega and the Bucks.


Hardy said he doesn't want anything from Page, and wants to let him know that he's a good person who deserves to be happy. Hardy offered Page a spot to dress in his dressing room, and Schiavone said that he should take him up on it.


Jungle Boy defeated Dax Harwood

***1/2

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This was a very good back-and-forth TV match. Aside from main events, there are few Dynamite matches that go this long – it was about fifteen minutes.

Luchasaurus was handcuffed to Cash Wheeler and Tully Blanchard so nobody could interfere in the match. Before the match, a video played where Harwood and Jungle Boy discussed what that means for the match.

Harwood powered Jungle Boy into the corner, where they exchanged words. Jungle Boy achieved a takedown with an armdrag, so they were even and locked up again. Harwood downed Jungle Boy with a shoulder tackle, but Jungle Boy won the following sequence with a dropkick. He looked for a submission, but Harwood reached the ropes.

Luchasaurus and Harwood jawed, but Jungle Boy brought his opponent back into the ring. Harwood took control with a boot to the midsection before laying in chops in the corner. Jungle Boy fired back with chops of his own, but Harwood was too powerful, kneeing Jungle Boy in the bread basket.

Jungle Boy used evasive maneuvers to send Harwood shoulder-first into the post, allowing him to target Harwood's left arm. Harwood downed him with an uppercut, but Jungle Boy hit a back suplex and sent Harwood to the floor. He went for a baseball slide, but Harwood sent him into the barricade, leading to a commercial.


Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. (w/ Rebel) defeated Shanna

**1/4

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Rebel distracted the official as Shanna went for a Tiger Driver, allowing Baker to apply the Lockjaw for the submission.

After the match, Baker hit a curb stomp on Shanna and applied the Lockjaw again, btut Thunder Rosa's music played and Rosa chased Baker and Rebel away.


A camera crew was following MJF as he looked for Sammy Guevara. MJF promised that he didn't tell Wardlow to get involved in the match last week, so he docked Wardlow's pay. Guevara called MJF one of the best manipulators in the business and said that he sees exactly what MJF is up to. MJF got serious and asked if Guevara wants to play it this way. Guevara said "I'm not playing."

The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson) & The Good Brothers (Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows) defeated Dark Order (Evil Uno, Stu Grayson, Alex Reynolds, & John Silver)

***1/2

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The announcers mentioned the Bullet Club by name.

The finish was them realizing time was running out so the Bullet Club hit a bunch a moves for the abrupt win. Then there was wackiness with Omega, Moxley & Fenix. Also as the Bucks are gonna be entered into the upcoming tag team battle royale and if they win they can choose who to defend their titles against. Thanks for the spoiler


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