8 Ups & 4 Downs From AEW Dynamite: Fight For The Fallen (28 July)

Hangman Page tastes heartbreak, Gage and Jericho unleash bloody violence... and CM PUNK?!

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Dynamite is absurdly hot right now.

Television ratings are good, the promotion can't stay out of the news cycle, and crowds are popping. These audiences are so fired up that if you get with their energy, it's almost difficult to pick out flaws. A loud and engaged crowd turns a good angle into a great one - and their noise is doing a great job of masking Dynamite's problems at the moment.

Not that those problems don't exist. Fight for the Fallen, like Fyter Fest's second night, was an imperfect show. But we'll get to that later.

The biggest concern heading into last night's Dynamite didn't revolve around its quality, but how AEW was going to fit everything into a two-hour runtime without shorting something. Between the high-stakes Elite vs. Dark Order and Hangman Page 10-man, Chris Jericho's second Labour opposite Nick Gage, Santana and Ortiz vs. FTR, and IWGP United States Title match, and more, there was a lot to get through here. That AEW did this successfully is almost an Up itself.

A newsworthy show that'll keep AEW rolling through the CM Punk and Daniel Bryan buzz, Fight for the Fallen was a broad triumph, despite its imperfections.

Let's light the fuse...


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