17 Ups & 2 Downs From AEW Dynamite (Nov 13)

In which AEW Dynamite becomes a Titan of pro-wrestling storytelling.

Chris Jericho

Quality is always subjective, so whether or not last night's AEW Dynamite was the best yet is up to you to decide, but these two hours were definitely busier than anything else the promotion has put out so far.

AEW's Full Gear follow-up touched on so many feuds, relationships, dynamics, and character threads that it was genuinely difficult to keep track of them all. The best part? Almost everything was effective, from Dynamite's two squash matches (they finally got these things right!) all the way up to the big angle with Chris Jericho, Cody, MJF, and the debuting Wardlow.

The night was headlined by SoCal Uncensored defending their World Tag Team Championships against the Inner Circle's Jericho and Sammy Guevera, with 'Le Champion' laying the challenge down in his post-PPV media scrum. Elsewhere, we got a rubber match to close the heated Hangman Page vs. PAC feud, a follow-up on Kenny Omega's condition after his and Jon Moxley's borderline deathmatch, a big return, a wild backstage brawl, and so much more.

It'll be interesting to see how this week's ratings war goes, with Full Gear's dust still settling and white-hot invasions going down in Full Sail University. Regardless, all AEW can do is keep delivering a quality product, and they did that again last night.

Let's light the fuse...


WhatCulture's big bad wrestling news baron. A fan since 1992, still geeking out for everything from WeeLC to mid '80s Jim Crockett Promotions. Give him a follow @andyhmurray. You'll have a great time. Maybe.