10 Ups & 8 Downs From AEW Fight For The Fallen

Growing pains emerge in AEW's weakest show to date.

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All Elite Wrestling's third pay-per-view proper is in the books, and while Fight For The Fallen wasn't an event that'll feature on any 'Show of the Year' ballots, American wrestling's rising power came through with another appetite-whetting broadcast ahead of All Out on 31 August (though it was AEW's most problem-ridden night to date).

Like Fyter Fest before it, Fight For The Fallen was ostensibly a B-level show. That's not to discredit the talent involved (as this card featured some of AEW's biggest names), but a description of how it was marketed, with nobody suggesting it should be taken on the same level as Double Or Nothing or All Out. Regardless, AEW's men and women still brought it, and it's impossible to feel bad about a pay-per-view put together to raise funds for victims of gun violence.

Among the biggest matches was an extremely well-built tag pitting The Young Bucks against Cody and Dustin Rhodes, who sent the hype machine into overdrive with this week's outstanding Road To promo. Elsewhere, Kenny Omega clashed with Dragon Gate legend CIMA in a first-time singles match, the prodigious Adam 'Hangman' Page wrestled England's Kip Sabian, and the unlikely MJF/Shawn Spears/Sammy Guevara group met a trio of lunatics in Jimmy Havoc, Darby Allin, and Joey Janela.

Let's dive into it...


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