Double Or Nothing

AEW will present Double Or Nothing Saturday, May 23, from Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, FL.  The card is stacked with both great matches and afterthoughts, but all of them full of great wrestlers who will give their all for the fans, as they have been through this pandemic.

 

Tournament final for the inaugural AEW TNT Championship

Cody vs Lance Archer

 

Queen

When Cody announced he would not be in the running for the AEW Championship, ever, I was floored and impressed, but also bummed that he wouldn’t ever be the top champ in AEW.  That took away any and all possibility that AEW would be in the mess TNA was in for years when Jeff Jarrett couldn’t keep his eerily huge ego off the TNA Championship.  It was one of the biggest problems in TNA for too long, so I love that Cody nipped that possibility in the bud before anyone even thought about how Cody would handle it.  This new championship has opened a door for Cody to hold gold and not go back on his word.  As much as I love Cody and believe that he should be the first TNT Championship, Archer is huge and scary.  He’s not just the epitome of what a champ should look like, he’s been built since before he arrived to be a top guy.  But then there’s Cody who was so screwed over in WWE and really deserves some gold for the hard work he’s put into AEW and in the ring.  Argh, I don’t know who to pick.  I just yelled the names at Stacy and told him to pick one.  He asked why (you’d think he’d know me well enough by now to know that I just needed a name!), but I told him it didn’t matter.  He said Lance.  I then explained why I was asking, explained how long Lance has been around, that he has Jake, and the basics.  He again picked Lance, saying it made no sense to destroy the push that started before he even showed up in AEW.  As much as I’ve flip-flopped through this write-up, my gut agrees with Stacy and I’m going with the beast with the braids.  (BTW – I have put in my own extensions braids similar to Archer’s.  Check them out in the Royal Council!)

Winner & First TNT Champion: Lance Archer

 

Sam

I will say it again that I am not particularly a fan of Cody’s matches from AEW’s pay-per-views. The reason why is because they are always overbooked to heck and it just detracts from it. His matches are long too, and people got on Triple H for his long matches because he was putting himself in those situations so the same should be said about Cody in AEW. Cody’s matches are always based on the story rather than the ringwork, so I expect the same here. I also expect Cody to get busted open because that seems like a tradition with him in AEW. All the sense in the world tells you that Archer is clearly going to be the winner here because they have been booking him like a monster since he made his debut. I like Archer and think he could be a monster, so it makes total sense for him to win here. There will be shenanigans here in this match and I fully expect a break in the action like all of Cody’s other matches because someone took a bump or something like that. This match can surprise me, but I just hope it doesn’t follow the exact same formula of all of Cody’s other matches.

Winner and Inaugural AEW TNT Champion: Lance Archer

 

Mat

This tournament probably should have gone a different way with younger and upcoming talent…like Darby Allin, but I understand AEW going with established stars to give the new singles TNT Championship some weight. Archer is a freight train and he’s been tearing through AEW since his arrival and Cody is AEW, for all intents and purposes.

This could be a really good match or it could be really chalk. I am interested in what that title does look like.

Winner – Lance Archer

 

Lewis

The tournament has been fun to watch unfold, while I would have preferred to see Darby Allin in this, but I think it was obvious it was always going to be Cody vs Archer when they made their vendetta against Cody known from the get go. These two have it in them to pull out a slobberknocker of a match and judging from Cody’s previous matches, I’ll expect blood too.  It’s a tough call as while Cody has taken himself out of the running for the AEW Championship, he may twice about becoming the first-ever TNT Champion. But I think Cody is selfless and will want this feud with Archer to continue so I think Lance Archer wins, dirty to become the first ever TNT Champion.

Winner: Lance Archer

 

Oscar

This match here will be very interesting. As I have made it known in some of my AEW reviews, I’m sick of old man Roberts. Archer’s mouthpiece lives in the past and the way he speaks of women, well let’s say I’m not a fan. Archer is a very dominant wrestler and his size made his road to the final an easy one. Cody isn’t a fan of Archer and Roberts either. He wants revenge for the way Roberts spoke of his wife and the snake they placed over her body. Everything in me wants Cody to win, but the way Archer has dominated makes it very hard for me to think he will. I just hope Brandi is out there at ringside and punches Roberts in the face. I believe Cody will take plenty of punishment. It can’t be a Rhodes match without a little blood, so be on the lookout for it. “Iron” Mike Tyson will present the winner with the TNT Championship. That makes me believe Cody has to win. If Archer wins there’s no way, they will be pleasant with “Iron” Mike. I would love to see “Iron” Mike hit Archer and Roberts with a one, two punch combination. This match is on my “To watch list”, it can steal the show.

Winner and new TNT Champion: Cody

 

 

MJF vs Jungle Boy

 

Queen

MJF could be the best thing to happen to pro wrestling in a long time.  He has everything it takes to be a top star in that he has an interesting look, his ring skills are solid, he rules on mic, and has more charisma than too many wrestlers who have been to the top of the industry.  Possibly the best thing to ever happen to MJF was that he wasn’t picked up by WWE.  AEW might be the perfect place for him and I see him being one of the biggest wrestling stars in the world if he can stay healthy.  Then there’s Jungle Boy who also has an interesting look, and his ring skills are solid, he emotes in the ring beautifully, but he’s barely spoken that I’ve seen.  We all know MJF will have Wardlow in his corner causing trouble, but I have a gut feeling that all Jungle Boy needs in his corner is Marko Stunt.  I just have a gut feeling that this match will end in MJF losing somehow.  I can see how mad this will make MJF when he loses, and that will make him that much meaner, and I love it!

Winner – Jungle Boy

 

Sam

This match should be a ton of fun and might the match that is the most overlooked on the whole card. MJF is the second-best heel in the world, King Corbin reigns supreme there, and I have enjoyed his work in AEW. He has momentum ever since he beat Cody and is quickly rising through the ranks. Jungle Boy is someone I have enjoyed in AEW and I feel like he can be a top face in the company if he is brought along at the right pace. Should be a fun match and I am unsure of who to pick in this match. I guess I will go with my gut and choose who I feel makes the most sense as the winner.

Winner: MJF

 

Mat

MJF is very good at this wrestling thing…VERY GOOD. When he says he’s the future of professional wrestling, he’s not wrong, but he’s not alone. Jungle Boy is every bit the athlete that MJF is, just maybe a bit less charismatic, more quiet confidence than the bragadocious MJF. The winner of this match will most likely be looking at a championship opportunity sooner rather than later.

Winner – Jungle Boy

 

Lewis

The problem I’ve had with AEW PPVs is there always seems to be a few matches that are just thrown in, and while I’m not complaining this match is happening, I do feel this would have been a lot more interesting with a bit more of a build-up. While for me MJF is leaps and bounds ahead of anyone around his age, including Jungle Boy, These two are for sure the future faces of AEW. I can’t imagine for a second this won’t have interruptions from Wardlow, Marko Stunt and Luchasaurus, which ultimately ends with MJF’s hand raised.

Winner: MJF

 

Oscar

MJF makes his anticipated return to the ring after nursing some injuries. The up and coming Jungle Boy wants to make a statement in AEW and what better of doing that than with a big win over MJF. Nothing says baby-face versus heel than this match. MJF was involved in the decision of Jurassic Express match against Best Friends adding some sauce to their match. Two young stars that keep getting better each week. I expect MJF to use any dirty tactic to win the match. That means he’s bodyguard Wardlow. This is my “Steal the Show Match” because of the amazing talent that will be in the ring. MJF needs a big win to get back on track and this match can be that.
Winner: The GOAT MJF

 

 

AEW World Championship Match

Jon Moxley (c) vs Brodie Lee 

 

Queen

As strong as Brodie has been built since arriving and proving that he is the man to lead The Dark Order, Mox is the man and is scary enough to retain his strap over the scary figure that is Brodie.  Not sure how many member of TDO are able to be at DoN, but it wouldn’t be hard to put hoods on other wrestlers and have them fill in to take Mox down before the match starts.  That being said, Mox is a beast, something that was watered down in WWE, but now he can let the beautiful viciousness run rampant, all over Brodie Lee!

Winner & Still AEW Champion – MOX!

 

Sam

I have said backstage here that Moxley has not changed much from Dean Ambrose. Other than being able to swear and be a bit more hardcore, I honestly haven’t seen much of a change in Moxley from Ambrose. He just feels like the same worker and I know I may be in the minority in saying that. I was excited for Lee to be in AEW, but I just haven’t been able to get into him since he has been a bit too much like Vince McMahon. By that I mean that he has the quirks of Vince we have all heard stories about. I am sure the match will deliver because both men have great chemistry with each other. I just question the timing of this match because it feels far too soon for Lee. Lee is being built up and a loss really doesn’t make him look good and can derail his momentum. Moxley is still rather early in his run and losing the title this early doesn’t feel like the right move either. This really feels like a match that should be taking place in the latter half of 2020 and not right now.

Winner and STILL AEW World Champion: Jon Moxley

 

Mat

Moxley changed the game when he appeared at DoN last year and dropped Kenny Omega off a stack of giant poker chips. Brodie Lee’s entrance was a bit more low key but impactful as Lee appeared to take the helm of the Dark Order and has gone full-on CULT. Lee also managed to steal the AEW Championship title because he’s a Jerky McJerkface. I expect Moxley to beat him like a red-headed government mule but I’m sure the Dark Order will have something to say about it.

Winner – Jon Moxley

 

Lewis

Another match that feels a little thrown together, considering the rankings are supposed to be important, how does Lee deserve a title shot? AEW is trying to become their own show yet at the top of the card is two former WWE wrestlers, one of which has only been in AEW for five minutes! I’d have liked to see Jericho chase his title back, or bring MJF in as the number one contender, but alas it’s not to be. This match has screwy finish written all over it (as do a few it seems) but I feel Moxley’s reign as champion won’t come to an end just yet.

Winner: Jon Moxley

 

Oscar

Mox wasted no time in finding a new challenger for his AEW World Champion. Brodie Lee wasted no time making his presence felt and challenging Mox. Brodie Lee is far removed from his time in WWE and has developed so well in AEW. He is great on the mic and his gimmick fits him so well. I’m excited about this match and to finally see Brodie Lee in the main event. I have watched plenty of Brodie Lee’s matches and he is more than your typical big guy. Along with his size he has great athleticism. This will be Mox’s first championship defense since beating Jericho at Revolution. Mox is a star and it’s hard for me to see the belt changing hands this fast into Mox’s reign. I don’t expect a fast pace match, instead, I see more of hard-hitting match. Brodie Lee will bring his cult members from The Dark Order and they will do everything they can to ensure Lee comes out on top. Mox always finds a way to survive the numbers games, as we saw in his feud with the Inner Circle. Mox is very angry that Brodie Lee stole the AEW Championship from him and unfortunately for Brodie, an angry Mox is a very dangerous Mox. There is no way Mox loses this match. He needs another big win and when fans get back into arenas, they will want to see Mox as the AEW Champion.
Winner and still AEW Champion: Jon Moxley

 

Casino Ladder match for a future AEW World Championship Match

Darby Allin vs. Colt Cabana vs. Orange Cassidy vs. Rey Fénix vs. Scorpio Sky vs. Kip Sabian vs. Frankie Kazarian vs. Luchasaurus vs. Mystery Opponent 

 

Queen

So many amazing wrestlers in this match and that unknown element of the one who hasn’t been announced.  This should be a lot of fun with serious bumps, lots of high spots, and even some power moves from the bigger wrestlers in this match.  It’s so hard to choose between Darby, Luchasaurus, and OC as any of the three could really do some great things in their own way.  I’m going to go out on a limb and go with my heart over my gut on this one.  First off, if the mystery opponent is Heath Miller (Slater), I pick him.  If not, I’m going with Luchasaurus to win this one, though I think Darby Allin is in for a huge push to the top.  Allin is more than deserving of the push, but I’m looking at this like it’s a MITBLM, and I think Luchasaurus is a great talent who deserves a solid push.

Winner – Luchasaurus

 

Sam

The battle royal has basically turned into AEW’s Money in the Bank match and it is hard not to see the comparison. I find it interesting that they left the final spot to be a mystery opponent and I have no idea who that will be. It could be any number of people and makes me wonder what AEW has planned. I will say that this has all the makings to be a great spot fest with who is involved in the match. I fully expect to see Allin and Fenix do some crazy spots and Allin to possibly do a Coffin Drop from the top of a ladder. I have no clue who to pick so I will go with my gut.

Winner: Whoever the mystery person is

 

Mat

Might be the most fun match behind the “Stadium Stampede” match – a mix of styles, a mix of in-ring methodology and it’s just going to be a whole lot of fun chaos with ladders. Unsure of who the mystery entrant could be…could be Jimmy Havoc, could be Sonny Kiss, could be A TOTAL SURPRISE!!!

Winner – Darby Allin

 

Lewis

With a mystery opponent looming (probably another former WWE wrestler), it makes this match almost impossible to predict, but hey, that’s what I’m here to do! While I’m not a fan of the idea, as it feels like they’re just copying the Money in the Bank ladder match, while trying their utmost not to by adding in these extras rules, I am intrigued by it. One thing I really am happy about is the number of surprising entrants in here, there’s no one that screams obvious choice, it’s just a lot of future top stars all vying for their chance, like what this match should be. I personally have a feeling this mystery 9th opponent will take the chip, but I haven’t a clue who it’ll be, and won’t begin to try and predict, so I will go with who I think should win out of the 8 left.

Winner: Darby Allin

 

Oscar

The poor man’s Money in the Bank, mixed with a gauntlet match, and a Fatal 9 Way Match. All I know is that if ladders are involved, fireworks will pop off. The addition of the mystery competitor makes this match very hard to predict. With all the recent releases WWE made in the past month, maybe one of those big names will make an appearance. My heart is with Orange Cassidy, but my money is on Rey Fenix. Fenix has been a star in every other company he was a part of. It’s only a matter of time he gets a little piece of the pie and shows the star he can be in AEW. I’m going to say the mystery participant will be EC3, as he has had plenty of cryptic messages on his YouTube videos. In all honesty as long as I get a Spanish fly off a ladder, I’ll be happy. The rest will take care of itself as every ladder match always does.

Winner: Rey Fenix Joey Janela

 

 No DQ & No Countout Match for the AEW Women’s Championship

Nyla Rose (c) vs Hikaru Shida

 

Queen

Since day one, I’ve railed against Nyla Rose holding the Women’s Championship in AEW.  She’s been wrestling for too long to be as green and as dangerous in the ring as she is.  I really do not think she’s safe enough in the ring to be strapped the way she is.  Honestly I hold my breath every time she’s in the ring.  Shida, on the other hand, is fantastic in the ring and one of the few women in AEW who has shown how hard she’s willing to go in the ring.  It’s more than time to get the strap off Nyla and put it on someone who can carry the strap with strength, style, and grace.

Winner & New AEW Women’s Champion – Hiraru Shida

 

Sam

I am honestly worried for Shida in this match because Nyla hasn’t been the cleanest or safest worker I have seen. She is very much AEW’s equivalent to Nia Jax in my eyes and I honestly feel like the title could be better off on someone else. Shida could possibly bring out the best in Nyla because she is arguably AEW’s best worker in the women’s division so there is that chance. I think this match feels pretty predictable and I think the winner is obvious to me. AEW could always surprise me but this feels like one that is fairly easy to predict.

Winner and STILL AEW Women’s Champion: Nyla Rose

 

Mat

This just might be the match that snaps the AEW Women’s Division into the promised land it should be. Too often, we seem to not want the women to get dirty and nasty for whatever reason. That will not happen here. Shida is one of the toughest women in AEW, behind Nyla Rose, and Nyla has no reservations about throwing a beating on any and everyone, to the point where she was even suspended at the end of 2019. I think this will push both women to their limits.

Winner – Hikaru Shida

 

Lewis

I’m torn in this match, I’m not a fan of Nyla and while she is improving, she still as a long way to go, but on the other hand I love Shida and could watch her matches all day. I’m glad she is getting the chance for the title and I hope she can make Nyla look better than she usually does. I’m picking my winner for two reasons, one I want to see them champion and two, that will be revealed later.

Winner: Hikaru Shida

 

Oscar

If Shida doesn’t win the match we riot. Shida is a star and the way she tries to break the language barrier shows how hard she works. Shida has been on role in her single matches and put the cherry on top by winning the Four Way Match. Nyla was off AEW TV for a long time, before returning and destroying Kenzie Page. Everything in me tells me that Nyla won’t lose her championship anytime soon. She is the only heel in the Women’s Division that has any sort of star power. I would love to see Shida win the match and go on a feud with Britt Baker because of the history they have together. I worry for Shida as there might be some rust on Nyla. I worry about her more with the match being a No DQ match. We have all witnessed Nyla be reckless in the ring in the past. Shida is a tough wrestler and I’m sure she will give it her all. The women’s division has been on a better path as of late and they need to keep building the division. Let’s hope we all get a great women’s match.

Winner and still AEW Women’s Champion: Nyla Rose

 

Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. Penelope Ford vs Kris Statlander

 

Queen

I am honestly not sure if this match will happen due to Baker’s possible knee injury from Dynamite this week.  Before that I would have picked Statlander to win it because she is, by far, the stronger competitor in the ring.  I’m still going with Statlander as it would be a travesty to pull her off the PPV because her opponent is injured.  Therefore they need to find someone for Statlander to defeat at DoN!

Winner – Kris Statlander

 

Sam

Britt isn’t that great in the ring, but she has done great with her character since turning heel. I am a fan of Statlander and I personally think she should have won the title off of Nyla when they had their match. I honestly don’t know what to expect from this match because Kris is excellent in the ring, but Baker is not. I have said that Baker has seemingly regressed a bit in AEW, and I cannot explain why that is. No high expectations and I just hope it doesn’t become a botchfest.

“Winner” Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. Kris Statlander

 

Mat

I like Britt Baker, she’s talented, she’s become a great foil…but I like Kris Statlander more. The AEW Women’s Division needed a shot in the arm and Kris has more than delivered that. Britt started out slow but definitely found her feet as a “role model” and a good buddy to AEW announcer Tony Schiavone. Both women wrestle a very physical style and I expect a fight to break out shortly after the bell rings

Winner – Kris Statlander

 

Lewis

I had Britt Baker predicted to win and feud with Shida for the title, but now with her out with a serious knee injury Penelope Ford has now been the replacement. My prediction still remains the same, but instead of Baker I believe Penelope will be the one to feud with Shida for the title. I don’t see Nyla or Statlander leaving winners.

Winner: Penelope Ford

 

Oscar

A feud that came out of nowhere. Baker wasn’t fan of Statlander during the Fatal Four Way Match on Dynamite. Baker decided to come after Statlander and put her in a Lockjaw. I think this is a great feud for Baker as she might not be completely ready for a championship match. It allows her to gain some more ring experience and develop her character more. If I wasn’t a fan of Baker in the past, I take it back. She has developed into a decent heel and her ring IQ has increased. No disrespect to Statlander but this is a win match for Baker. I don’t expect to be wowed in this match. I do want to see both wrestlers give it their all and put a good match together.

Winner: Britt Baker Penelope Ford

 

Tag Team Match for #1 Contendership for the AEW World Tag Team Championship

Private Party vs Best Friends

 

Queen

I know anyone who has heard me talk about, or seen me write about, AEW will be shocked at who I have picked to win this match.  Private Party is a strong team, but they’re not done much lately, unlike Best Friends.  I’m not a huge fan of Best Friends, but I love their relationship.  The quirkiness, the hugging, the OC.  It’s all greatness that is so endearing.  I think it’s time to push Best Friends to the next level.

Winners: Best Friends

 

Sam

This match really does feel like it is coming about because of the pandemic going on. No disrespect to either team but the Dark Order are the clear number one contenders but are unable to make it into America because they are in Canada. This should be a fun match and quite possibly a show-stealer. I really don’t know who I want to win this match because a case can be made for either team. I have to go with my gut on this one and I think this match is the real toss-up of all the matches.

Winners: Private Party

 

Mat

I’m a BIG Private Party fan, they are New York guys, northeast guys, trained at House Of Glory, Marq Quen and Isiah Cassidy are on the precipice of being THE tag team in AEW. The Best Friends are in the same place, Chuck Taylor and Trent can also position themselves as the future of the tag division. Both young fast and athletic, with the power edge going to the Best Friends – speed to Private Party, this match might steal the show.

Winner – Private Party

 

Lewis

This will be a fantastic match for the Buy In, These two teams are so impressive in the tag team division and I hope they get a solid 20 minutes to shine. I knew nothing of Private Party before they started in AEW and they’ve done nothing but impress me, they are future tag champs for certain, as are Best Friends, but I think their time is sooner rather than later, which is handy as the winners will get a shot at the titles. I think Best Friends need it more and seeing as they’ve been seen more on TV lately and been on a pretty decent roll as of late, even with the Lucha Bros lurking, I think they’ll earn their shot at the gold.

Winners: Best Friends

 

Oscar

The card is so stacked that the match to determine the number one contender for the AEW Tag Team Championship will be on the pre-show. Best Friends are the hottest tag team in AEW and deserve the championship match. The only problem is that the current champions haven’t competed together in AEW in a very long time. I’m not very familiar with Private Party, but this match should be good. One thing is certain in AEW, the Tag Team Division is stacked. Best Friends are the clear front runners for the Tag Team Championship and Private Party is the only thing in their way.

Winners: Best Friends

 

Stadium Stampede Match

Matt Hardy and The Elite vs The Inner Circle

 

Queen

I have to admit I’m giddy for this match.  While one might roll their eyes and think (again) about that absolutely horrid empty arena match between Foley and Rock.  With the pandemic and lockdown we have learned that both WWE and AEW are able to throw empty arena matches and make them something truly spectacular.  For me the two greatest matches since the pandemic have been Taker versus AJ Styles at WM36 and the MITBBM, but with the names involved in this match, especially Hardy and Jericho, I expect this match to blow them out of the water.  I’m going old school with the winners of this match as there’s been such a build with the heels continuing to get the upper hand, so the good guys will be winning this one.

Winner – The Elite

 

Sam

This match should be booked as completely bonkers and off the wall. The ingredients are there for this match to be great and I hope AEW doesn’t poop the bed with it. I would venture to guess that Matt will have a lot of input of how this match should go and look like so it can be the match we all think it should be. This is going to be the match I am most looking forward to and I do hope it delivers. I have no idea who to choose because both sides make sense. I think I will just have to go with my gut on this one and pick who I think makes the most sense in the story going forward.

Winners: Matt Hardy & The Elite

 

Mat

TIAA-CREF Stadium (where the Jacksonville Jaguars play), a ring at the 50-yard line…anything goes, no DQ, unbridled aggression. The Inner Circle looks to cement their legacy as the dominant faction in AEW. The Elite have been drifting and reestablish themselves as the top dogs in AEW. Vanguard One must be avenged

Winner – The Elite

 

Lewis

This is the match we all can’t wait to see I’m sure, while it’s a shame we didn’t get our Blood and Guts match, I think they’ll pull out all the stops here. It’s going to be great to see The Young Bucks and Hangman Adam Page back, and I’m curious if they’ll continue to tease this divide between them. With them fighting round the football pitch I do wonder how they’ll keep it entertaining, whether it be throughout the night or if it’ll be a heavily edited match instead of shown live. Anyway, however they do it, it’ll no doubt be the show-stealer, especially with the talent they have in this match. As for who I think will win, it’s really a toss of a coin, but with Omega & Hardy losing to the Inner Circle in the street fight, I feel they will come on top this time around.

Winners: The Elite

 

Oscar

We will finally get to see the Inner Circle versus The Elite & Broken Matt Hardy at Double or Nothing. The match has been in build mode for weeks now. A match that was supposed to happen at Blood and Guts will now be a Stadium Stampede. If the match is anything like the street fight between LeSex Gods and Kenny Omega & Matt Hardy, then we will be in for a treat. With the whole stadium at their disposal, I can’t wait to see what crazy things happen. Adam Page is back, well sort off. He had been off TV for some time now and with the tension before he left it’s interesting to see what will happen with that situation. For now, he seems to have The Elites back. The Inner Circle brings more to this match then just wrestling. They have a great comedic side to them and with such great talent it makes for must-watch wrestling. I’m very excited about the match and what crazy moments come out from it. I’m sure Matt Hardy will be out to “REVENGE” the death of Vanguard 1. Warning for all involve in the match, watch out for Hager.

Winners: The Inner Circle

 

Dustin Rhodes vs Shawn Spears

 

Queen

I will give AEW props for making this match before the PPV starts, unlike WWE who throws in matches at the last minute with no build.  Honestly, Spears hasn’t gotten anywhere in AEW and I don’t think he has the personality to make it without someone propping him up and holding his hand through every step of the way.  I think his wife has more talent in her eyes than he has ever shown us in anything beyond NXT, and that’s saying something massive!  Normally I’m all for the younger wrestler going over, but not here.  I’m sticking with my boy Dustin on this.

Winner – Dustin!

 

Sam

I honestly have little to no interest in this match. Dustin can still go though I always question him using the Destroyer. Not that he cannot do it but that move is so overused that I would rather he not do something that darn near everybody else does. Spears came into AEW and everybody expected Cody to make him into a star because he said he would and that has yet to happen. Not saying it can’t but I am not seeing Spears be anything more than a midcard person in AEW. Again, zero expectations for this match and I guess I have to pick who would benefit the most from a win.

Winner: Shawn Spears

 

Mat

I thought Dustin was retired like actually retired after losing in the TNT Championship Tournament. Spears seems to be struggling to decide who we wants to be in AEW… enigmatic antagonist or sign-holding weirdo hanging out in the crowd.  I’m not sure what kind of match this will be, but I expect to be entertained.

Winner: Dustin

 

Lewis

Yet another last-minute inclusion, but at least they plug the match in Dynamite and not just add it randomly like WWE have been doing lately. It’s safe to say I really couldn’t care less about this match and I’m not sure who will be, it’s a has-been vs a never was a match that could have happened on Dynamite. Anyway no one is really going to benefit from the match, so I’ll just toss a coin.

Winner: Dustin Rhodes

 

Oscar

The problems between Spears and one of the Rhodes brothers haven’t stopped. This news anchor gimmick he gave us is money. He buries Dustin with ease and for me, that’s all that was needed to sell the match. I love a great heel, especially when it gets a little personal. As much as I love Dustin, I hope Spears can capitalize on the match and pick up a big win. Another Rhodes match, be on the lookout for blood, especially when Dustin is in it.
Winner Shawn Spears

 

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