The John Report: AEW Dynamite 11/04/20 Review

Welcome to another AEW Dynamite review here on TJRWrestling. It’s another shortened review. I haven’t had time to start watching it due to my birthday being on Wednesday, so I was hanging out with people at a safe distance, then having a lot of other stuff to do today. Plus, I’ve been paying attention to the US Presidential election news even though as a Canadian, it doesn’t affect me directly. I still care about it. I doubt I’ll have the energy to write a detailed review tonight since I’m watching the NFL game. I’m only going to post the results of matches along with key happenings. I haven’t watched most of it except the Moxley/Kingston segment.

We will have a preview for Full Gear on TJRWrestling on Friday and then I’ll review it on Saturday night.

This is episode #57 of AEW Dynamite from Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, FL. Follow me on Twitter @johnreport. Here’s my AEW Dynamite TV review archive. Let’s get to it.

MJF and Wardlow defeated Ortiz and Sammy Guevara

No surprise that MJF got the win for his team. He beat Ortiz with an armbar. MJF faces Chris Jericho at Full Gear with a spot in the Inner Circle on the line.

There was an interview with Kenny Omega where he showed off his big ego saying he should have got two byes to the finals of the tournament.

Miro defeated Trent

When I looked at this match result my immediate thought is that Miro should have won in under seven minutes. Instead, it went 12 minutes, so it was more of an even matchup with Trent getting plenty of offense. I wish AEW booked Miro stronger since he debuted. They didn’t even come up with a Full Gear match for him either. Is this the end of the video game feud? Poor Miro. That story sucks.

There was an interview with “Hangman” Adam Page doing the drunk gimmick.

The Team Taz group of Brian Cage, Ricky Starks and Taz threatened to cause problems at Full Gear. Cage is the first ranked wrestler in their rankings, yet he’s not even in a match at Full Gear. What’s the point of the rankings if a guy that is #1 in the rankings can’t even get a match on a PPV when you only have four PPVs in a year? That’s strange.

The Young Bucks defeated Private Party

It was around one year ago when Private Party got an upset win over The Young Bucks, so the Bucks got the win back. That’s an obvious result since Young Bucks face FTR for the Tag Team Titles at Full Gear while Private Party is off the show. Matt Jackson of the Young Bucks is dealing with a partial tear of his MCL in his knee, so that’s going to be something to keep an eye on when they face FTR at Full Gear.

After the match, FTR attacked the Young Bucks, but “Hangman” Adam Page saved The Young Bucks from a further beating.

There was an intense face to face segment with AEW World Champion Jon Moxley and Full Gear challenger Eddie Kingston. They tried to make it personal by talking about their history together, Moxley noting he knew Eddie’s mom and so on. It was a good segment. (I did watch that one.)

A video aired showing Pac at home and they showed images of him in his gear looking ready to go. I think the idea here is to show that he may have gone crazy while “in isolation.” No word on when he returns. I have missed him.

Nyla Rose defeated Red Velvet

A squash match that went under two minutes. Rose faces Hikaru Shida at Full Gear on Saturday. The feud has no story. This company is terrible at booking stories in the women’s division.

Cody, Billy Gunn and Austin Gunn defeated Colt Cabana, John Silver and 10

This is the main event? Why? Oh right because an Executive VP like Cody is in it. This was Austin’s first time in a match on Dynamite. Billy is 57 years old and he’s main eventing for some reason. The Dark Order guys are mostly jobbers, which is what they did here as Austin Gunn pinned 10. That’s how you go into Full Gear? It seems pretty weak to me.

Cody did a promo to end the show as he talked about his TNT Title match against Darby Allin while noting he’s the one that got Darby signed to AEW. We get it. You’re one of the bosses. Anyway, that was it for this show.


Final Thoughts

This didn’t seem like a very good episode so I’m fine with skipping most of it. This was probably the weakest main event they’ve ever done too. With that said, I think Full Gear has an awesome card. I am looking forward to watching it and reviewing it.

The next AEW PPV is Full Gear on Saturday, November 7. Here’s what we know so far.

AEW World Championship “I Quit” Match: Jon Moxley (c) vs. Eddie Kingston

AEW Tag Team Championships: FTR (Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler) vs. The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson)

AEW World Championship Eliminator Tournament Finals: Kenny Omega vs. “Hangman” Adam Page

AEW TNT Championships: Cody (c) vs. Darby Allin

Chris Jericho vs. Maxwell Jacob Friedman – MJF joins Inner Circle group if he wins.

AEW Women’s Championship: Hikaru Shida (c) vs. Nyla Rose

Elite Deletion Match: Matt Hardy vs. Sammy Guevara

John Silver vs. Orange Cassidy

NWA Women’s Championship: Serena Deeb (c) vs. Allysin Kay

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