AEW Dynamite recap, review (December 6, 2023): Christian is better than Cope

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aew dynamite (December 6, 2023) Originating from the Bell Center in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The show featured Christian Cage getting unexpected help in his TNT Championship bout, building momentum toward an undefeated run at the Continental Classic, a mysterious attack on MJF and more.

get caught up in it all gunpowder Excellent play-by-play description from Claire Elizabeth.

Christian Cage is better than Adam Copeland

Christian Cage and Adam Copeland clash over the TNT Championship as friends turn rivals. Emotions ran high due to Copeland’s attempt to take away the most important thing in Christian’s life. In the end, Christian benefited from an unexpected help in claiming the right to be superior to Copeland.

The entire fight was physical, then the drama heated up when Copeland countered a spear with an Impaler DDT. Copeland had his turn at the spear. Christian shows that he is the father of Father Time by rejuvenating his youthful athletic ability to leap over the spear. Christian easily countered the kill switch. Copeland kicked out just in time to beat the count.

Christian then went for the spear. This time, Copeland moved out of the way and collided with the referee. Christian surveyed the situation. He strategically decided to deliver a low blow to Bryce Remsburg from behind. Ref down!

This gave Christian time to bring in the TNT Title belt as an exotic item. Swing and a miss. Both Christian and Copeland ran back and forth for a double spear clash. men down!

Enter Mama Wayne. He won the championship by defeating both men. Boom! Wayne strikes out at Copeland. Christian eagerly followed up with the kill switch and finished with a curb stomp on Gold. The referee was eventually revived to give an easy three count for Christian’s victory.

That was an interesting main event. Copeland wrestled according to the storyline. He showed aggression to inflict pain, but maintained his composure while still sticking to his goal of inflicting emotional pain by trying to take the TNT Championship from Christian. Mama Wayne’s intervention was surprisingly shocking. In the small picture, it was a wild moment of high entertainment. This intervention fits perfectly into the logic of a protective mother pretending to take revenge on Copeland for hitting the concerto on Nick Wayne in front of her pleading parents.

In the big picture, I’m not entirely sure the intervention was effective in paving the way for a rematch. I was hoping some kind of nonsense would end in the second round end of the world PPV. Copeland winning the title was on the table as an alternative to forcing the violence bet, but I didn’t think that was the path taken. This means Christian must find a way to win while setting up a scenario for Copeland to legitimately demand a rematch. The role of Mama Wayne did not help achieve that goal. He acted on his own free will and not in collusion with Christian. It’s not Christian’s fault that an intruder ended up making small talk. Copeland has no authority to make any demands of Christian or AEW management. We will have to wait and see how the story reveals the reason for another fight.

continental classic week 3

There were three Gold League matches this week in the Continental Classic. The results were as expected and two wrestlers were mathematically eliminated from the overall tournament victory.

Jon Moxley started off with a win over Rush. It was a tough fight with its fair share of tussles. Moxley injured his shoulder while taking a suplex from Rush and struggled with that pain for most of the match. There were plenty of grapples, superplexes and piledrivers in this fight. Rush had momentum for the Bulls Horns Dropkick in the corner, but Moxley got to his feet to meet Rush with a King Kong Lariat. Mox hits the Death Rider and Rush kicks out. Moxley quickly transitioned to a rear naked choke. Rush appeared to be unconscious, so the referee called for the bell. Rush regained his wits to claim that the referee had made a mistake. Rush’s protest could also be interpreted as him regaining consciousness and being unaware of what had happened, as occurs in MMA finishes from time to time.

Swerve Strickland next competed against Mark Briscoe. Due to the result with Moxley, Brisco needed a win to avoid being eliminated from contention. Dat Boy begins to cause severe damage to Swerve’s shoulder. Mogul took control after a suplex off the barricade to the floor. Both men did their homework. Briscoe got his knees up at the 450 Splash and Swerve blocked the Frog Bow Impact. Brisco’s strategy for the finish relied on Jay Driller, however, he was never able to execute the move. Brisco went for the double underhook piledriver a few times, but Swerve was able to escape. He countered the Death Valley Driver attack attempt on the apron. Swerve smells victory and pounces for a flying double stomp for the win.

Jay Lethal was in a similar situation to Brisco. To remain in the competition, he needed to defeat Jay White. And like Brisco, Lethal couldn’t finish the job. Lethal managed to hit a flying elbow drop as the closest moment he got to victory. White counter-attacked. When Lethal went for the Lethal Injection finisher, White cut his knee. Switchblade attempted a finale on Blade Runner. Lethal used his wits to counter to a roll-up, however, White was more clever hooking the leg for a three-count.

Even though the results of this week were predictable, all three in-ring matches were entertaining. The fire of competition was hot. Rush was safe from defeat without losing any shine from his badass aura. Natural tournament storyline angles created additional emotion for Briscoe and Lethal. Now they are faced with the realization that their best was not good enough. White is still in the mix. His crafting style can beat anyone any day. Moxley stood at the top of the standings with 9 points, and this forced Swerve to step up their game to ensure an undefeated performance. Mox and Swerve shared words backstage, setting up their matchup for the following week.

My one complaint was that the referee ignored count-out rules as Moxley and Rush were brawling in the crowd. Commentary presented this as the referee being lenient due to the star power and importance of the tournament, but I feel it gave him an unfair opportunity to earn the full three points. Later in separate sequences, the referee counted out when Mox and Rush were close to the ring. go figure. Such conditions need to be consistently enforced to ensure fairness. If White comes out ahead of Moxley in the final tally, he may have a legitimate complaint.

More Questions Than Answers About The Masked Devil

MJF had to wrestle Satan’s masked henchmen along with Samoa Joe. That match never happened and that night left us with more questions than answers.

In chronological order, the events of this story begin with Roderick Strong abandoning his wheelchair. He tried to warn Joe that MJF was the devil, but Joe ignored that suggestion. Strong cannot force Joe to trust him, so he will let Joe make his own mistakes. Actions have consequences. Speaking about the results, Strong announced that he would no longer be restrained by the safety of his wheelchair. Strong stood up heroically when Matt Taven threw the transport aid off the stage. The states were emotional about Strong’s courage.

Backstage, Hangman Page talked Swerve Strickland into accepting his defeat but the feud was not over. They are forever bound together because of the violence they shared in the Texas Death Match. MJF entered the scene to accuse the Executioner of being the masked devil. Useless talks started. Tensions rise to the point of a fight, but Joe intervenes to protect his investment. Who doesn’t want any excuses from MJF in his world title match end of the world On 30th December.

When it came time for the tag match, Joe entered first. lights out. He was surrounded by goons. The lights went out again and they disappeared. The Devil was on the big screen showing MJF freezing with the remains of a broken bottle around him. The implication was that someone had broken a bottle on MJF’s head.

With the events of this episode, four suspects can be argued as to the identity of the Masked Devil. This could be a master plan on Joe’s part to soften up MJF. Joe would have no hesitation in lying about his motivations to protect MJF. And then MJF could be the culprit as an elaborate scheme. Nobody actually saw him get hit. The Hangman is a surprise candidate out of nowhere. It appears the weapon was a beer bottle, and the promo exchange established the motive. Strong got back on his feet, making it easier to escape the crime than in a wheelchair.

I don’t think any of the four are evil. Joe’s head is too large to fit under the mask. MJF is the company’s primo babyface and it wouldn’t make sense to make him a heel again. The executioner is likely the target of a frame job. Strong is portrayed as extremely stupid for orchestrating this storyline. I would be more inclined to believe that Satan actually had nothing to do with this attack than that any one of those four suspects was the mysterious villain. I can believe that the executioner is losing his patience or giving strong results, independent of the devil’s story.

All this shows how AEW is having fun speculating for suspects. In my opinion, Satan needs to be exposed by the time MJF wrestles Joe, otherwise this PPV will overshadow the main event. All these diversions are an interesting way to stop time.

timeless harmony

Toni Storm was set to defend the AEW Women’s World Championship against Sky Blue, and she received a special introduction from Ben Mankiewicz. This was somewhat of a corporate synergy since Mankiewicz is the host of Turner Classic Movies, and it also fits the classic cinema vibe of Storm’s character.

Storm took over business by adding windmill punches to her repertoire, as if she was fighting one of the Three Stooges. Blue rallied to deliver a series of attacks on Code Blue, but Storm escaped the pinfall.

Storm gained control with a superplex and a running hip attack. Blue countered a piledriver finisher into a roll-up, however, Storm got over the top for the win.

Riho’s return stole the spotlight from Storm’s celebration.

It was a strong win in the first leg of Storm’s quest to establish her title reign. He did a good job of toning down Storm’s gimmick rather than overshadowing the wrestling in winning the title from Hikaru Shida. Storm’s character blended well into the action this time. The next challenge for Riho should be interesting and possibly another notch on the champion’s belt. It appears that Storm’s feud is designed to steal the spotlight from her. I was wondering if this would be the routine moving forward. If so, could this be Mercedes Mone’s way of getting started? In the women’s category, there is no bigger star than Monáe to steal the spotlight by storm. Crossing my fingers.

notes: Maria May wants her debut to be glamorous. When Renee Paquette pressed for details, May said it was nobody’s business.

Stud of the Show: Roderick Strong

For Strong to stand up from his wheelchair was a modern miracle. Roddy! Even if you don’t believe in miracles, this shows the mental toughness of a man who is able to walk again despite battling intense pain. I’d appreciate it.

Match of the Night: Jon Moxley vs. Rush

Moxley and Rush did it in style.

grade B

Solid performance across the board. There was a wide variety of in-ring story elements to keep the matches feeling fresh from each other.

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