7 Ups & 5 Downs From AEW Fyter Fest 2021 Night 2

Archer bloodies Moxley, Gage and Chavo debut, Baker beats Rose.

Lance Archer

AEW's Fyter Fest two-parter concluded in Dallas, Texas last night, and while not at the level of last week's excellent show (a top-five episode of Dynamite), a red-hot Garland crowd elevated everything that unfolded.

Mediocre becomes good and good becomes great when everything is over and popping. An engaged live audience is wrestling's biggest blessing in that regard: one match aside, there was nothing on this show to rival the highs of the previous week, but perceived flaws don't matter when the overall package is received well.

That isn't to say that Dynamite was without its problems. Booking-wise, this was one of the most inconsistent shows in weeks, reminiscent of AEW's mediocre Friday night run. Many of the matches were functional rather than flowing, too.

Jon Moxley and Lance Archer engaged in a brutal, bloody Texas Death Match with the IWGP United States Title on the line, one week after Mox's successful defence over Karl Anderson. The night's other title fight saw Britt Baker defend her Women's World Title against Nyla Rose, while Chris Jericho began his journey through MJF's Five Labours opposite Shawn Spears.

Let's light the fuse...


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