6 Ups & 3 Downs From AEW Dynamite (November 1 - Results & Review)

6 'Ups' is generous for a Dynamite that continues to settle into a new, divisive era...

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Does anybody else except MJF care that Jay White has stolen MJF's World title? It's not as if he isn't still the champion.

AEW, the promotion, should care. To put over the stakes and magnitude of MJF Vs. Kenny Omega on the last episode of Collision - the match held to determine the best AEW World champion ever - the physical belt should have been present, held aloft by the referee, and kissed by the champion. Tony Khan in his capacity as AEW's President and General Manager should have (offscreen) ordered Jay White to surrender the belt or be withdrawn from the Full Gear main event.

The storyline has not worked - the stakes are low, and it has been diluted by multiple other subplots. Those subplots aren't uninteresting in and of themselves, but MJF Vs. Jay White is mils below MJF Vs. Cody Rhodes, or MJF Vs. CM Punk.

Did AEW course-correct on Dynamite...?


Michael Sidgwick is an editor, writer and podcaster for WhatCulture Wrestling. With over seven years of experience in wrestling analysis, Michael was published in the influential institution that was Power Slam magazine, and specialises in providing insights into All Elite Wrestling - so much so that he wrote a book about the subject. You can order Becoming All Elite: The Rise Of AEW on Amazon. Possessing a deep knowledge also of WWE, WCW, ECW and New Japan Pro Wrestling, Michael’s work has been publicly praised by former AEW World Champions Kenny Omega and MJF, and surefire Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Cody Rhodes. When he isn’t putting your finger on why things are the way they are in the endlessly fascinating world of professional wrestling, Michael wraps his own around a hand grinder to explore the world of specialty coffee. Follow Michael on X (formerly known as Twitter) @MSidgwick for more!