The full extent of AEW's star power was on full display last night, with the company's six biggest names - Chris Jericho, Cody, Jon Moxley, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks - present, correct, and doing their thing, making forthe night's most engaging content.
For Jericho and Cody, that meant putting over new talent. 'Le Champion' continued his mini-feud with Jungle Boy, whose large dinosaur father, Luchasaurus, wrestled the Inner Circle's Sammy Guevara. Cody, meanwhile, had a date with The Butcher and The Blade, teaming with the unfancied QT Marshall to take on the Allie-managed newcomers. As for the brothers Jackson? They had to deal with Proud and Powerful in a Texas Street Fight.
Moxley and Omega treaded more familiar territory, as 'The Purveyor of Violence' continued teasing his AEW World Championship programme with Jericho, while Kenny and Hangman Page joined forces to face Shawn Spears and Kip Sabian.
Elsewhere, MJF addressed rival Cody's challenge from last week, hinting at a stipulation or two in the process. The #3-ranked Emi Sakura faced fresh competition in newcomer Big Swole, The Dark Order reached out to a down-on-his-luck undercarder, and AEW finally delivered a continuation of the Dustin Rhodes/Jake Hager feud.
How you weight these Ups and Downs is subjective, given that most Downs point to big-picture issues. Regardless, let's light the fuse...
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