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9 Match Star Ratings For AEW Double Or Nothing 2020

"Big Bicep Tony" flexes his creative muscle.

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Fate - to which an invitation was extended by running events amid this crisis - seemed to lick its lips on the Dynamite go-home show.

Plagued by botches and injuries, this, twinned with atypically wonky booking, didn't pump the blood ahead of a pay-per-view AEW otherwise did a stellar job of building under the circumstances.

Though the core issue between Cody and Lance Archer was diluted in recent weeks, with managerial subplots and celebrity cameos, that AEW built a such a big-time sporting grudge match in an Atlanta gym is testament to some incredible booking. Less successful was Brodie Lee's challenge of Jon Moxley's AEW World Title.

Tony Khan has an affectionate nickname amongst those who rate his work, one that references his key inspiration, but this programme put the mid in Mid-South Tony. MJF was on fabulous individual form ahead of his midcard clash with Jungle Boy, but it was the collaboration behind Stadium Stampede that really sold this show.

The Street Fight that built towards it was a tremendous hybrid of comedy and wrestling, in that the laughs complemented and did not detract from the action. It was perfect fare for this heightened new reality, and it was but the mouth: we saw a tantalising glimpse into the belly of the beast with that fantastic shot of the Jaguars stadium with the Inner Circle posed in front of it. We've never seen a bigger canvas on which to create a comedy wrestling masterpiece.

Did AEW paint one...?

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