Dean’s 5 Finger Review/Results
Happy Birthday AEW!!! Has it been 3 years already? This week's episode started with the steel cage match. All gas no brakes tonight I see. Tony Khan knows what day it is! Well of course he does Dean, he owns the company idiot, Shut up! Wait. Why am I arguing with myself? Screw it, I've already written a paragraph it’s staying in damnit. I loved all of this man. MJF being the special guest referee was the perfect touch. I already liked Shawn Spears, but after his promo on the Control Center this week made me love his character, I finally get it. Oh my, look at Max’s stupid biker shorts. That’s so bad I love it. Wardlow broke the cuffs...RIP Spears, basically. It was everything I hoped for. But Listen Wardlow technically touched MJF. So....he broke his contract. I hope he doesn’t, but wouldn’t it be crazy if he cancels the match because Wardlow got carried away... Winner: Wardlow 5/5 🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕 After commercial was the faceoff between CM Punk and (C) “Wangman” Adam Page days before their Main Event title clash at Double or Nothing. CM Punk back at it again with a “conversation starter” on his shirt. Punk cut a babyface promo to start the segment and Page retorted well. He spoke with emotion and got the crowd into it. Short and sweet, Punk is the mix guy he shouldn’t try to outdo Chick Magnet. He held his own and Page out did himself on the mic he even got Punk to stutter. Great segment, did an awesome job hyping the main event this weekend. I now believe Adam Page will retain. Maybe... 5/5 🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕 Next was a video package for the TBS Championship match at Double or Nothing. Thank god for the editors, right guys... 3/5 🖕🖕🖕 Next was a tag match...This was a pleasant surprise. Mox and Eddie vs Private Party. I was so confused when Regals music hit. Eddie attacked one of them before the bell and I don’t know how to describe this match. But some scientists have classified it as a... slaughter. A beautiful disaster if you consider yourself a poet. Regal made the after-segment brawl fun with one line man. I wish wrestling would give wrestlers kayfabe fines for stuff like that. Winner: Eddie and Mox...duh 3/5 🖕🖕🖕
Next was The ROH Tag team Championships. Why isn't this the main event? Just because they’ve felt like Mid-card belts doesn’t mean you should present them as such. It isn't a big deal I guess but it's just my preference. I am a fan of both teams and it’s exciting to see Roppongi Vice in AEW. This was a fun match. Great wrestling, near falls and THE DEBUT OF THE UNITED EMPIRE! I LOVE JEFF COBB!!! Winner: FTR (DQ) 3/5 🖕🖕🖕 Next was a Hardy Boys promo. 4/5 🖕🖕🖕🖕 Next was the triple threat between “Absolute” Ricky Starks, “Swerve”, and Jungle Boy. This match man...it didn’t have much reason other than “just Cuz” but in this circumstance it’s alright, alright, alright” I hope Team Taz win this weekend. They won’t, but wouldn’t it be nice? Ricky was the perfect heel for this match and I’m not bias you are. Great finish! Great match!
Winner: Swerve Strickland
American Top team promo followed this match and they are always great! New TNT title and I’m excited for it.
Next was a Thunder Rosa promo, I usually say I’d rather have her cut a promo backstage, but I’m just happy to see her on TV. Not only that but she cut the best promo of her career, if she has cut a better one, I would love to see it. Isn’t Double or Nothing on Saturday though?
After commercial was a red velvet and Ruby Soho backstage promo. Don’t like Velvet, I really like Ruby though.
Mext was Britt Bajer vs Toni storm in the Owen Cup Semis. The name is to long so I'm calling it the Owen Cup, deal with it, nerd. This match started slower than expected and ended up being fine I guess. This is the first thing on the show I found major flaws in. I don’t agree with this decision either. Britt is awesome but she’s the only established mainstay main eventer in the AEW women's division and Toni Storm would've joined her with a win. She still can and probably will but I was disappointed by this match Winner: Britt Baker 2/5 🖕🖕 It seems fitting that my favorite wrestler main events the last Dynamite of my legal youth. As of this week I am a high school graduate and this was a great show to end off my childhood on. It really isnt that deep but it’s not the point. This match was great. Kyle O’Reilly vs Samoa Joe in ROH is one of my favorite ROH matches of all time and the re match lived up to the bar I had set for it. The beginning wasn’t everyones thing, but the second half was amazing. That finish demonstrated exactly why Kyle O’Reilly is my favorite wrestler. Standing ovation. Chefs kiss. Winner: Samoa Joe 4/5 🖕🖕🖕🖕
3 / 3 Fantastic show man, maybe my bar for Baker vs Storm was too high but those women are capable of a much better contest than what they did tonight. But everything else was great. Match of the night was the opener. Depending on the finish this Sunday MJF vs Wardlow is my favorite wrestling feud in AEW history. What a show AEW! Cheers to year 4 and many more after! This week's episode was an all-time great in my opinion. I hope you guys liked the show tonight! This week's episode gets a 5/5. 🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕 If you agree or not, stay safe out there and remember to enjoy wrestling.