10 Ups & 1 Down From AEW Dynamite (Apr 28)

Cody Rhodes returns, The Pinnacle gain Blood & Guts advantage, Darby Allin defends.

Cody Rhodes

AEW Dynamite is rolling strong at the moment.

As is often the case with a pay-per-view looming, the weekly programming is peaking, with popping angles bookending ripping in-ring action, some of the best promos in the game, and the kind of announcements that make you want to tune in next week, no matter what. Three genuinely great Dynamites in a row means the show is now edging closer to pre-Revolution 2020 form. If AEW nails Blood & Guts next week, Double Or Nothing's build will have commenced perfectly.

While Revolution 2021 was an inconsistent pay-per-view, the record buyrate told us the build was objectively successful. DoN 2021 is on courses for similar highs, content-wise.

Headlined by another instalment of Darby Allin's ratings-drawing TNT Championship reign, this episode promised a big parley between The Inner Circle and The Pinnacle ahead of Blood & Guts, as the alpha stables looked to establish the man advantage. Elsewhere, The Young Bucks met the Sydals in a Tag Team Title eliminator, Brian Cage met Hangman Page, and Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston were out for blood. Again.

That's kind of their thing.

Let's light the fuse...


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