Created and written by Lee Sonogan
Originally published on entertainmentcultureonline.com
I have not posted in a couple of days due to more internet congestion but now I am back at it. Perfect timing too because wrestling has been heating up in a few ways. Watching the season premiere of Monday Night Raw aka WWE highlights before this, they seem concerned. Going all out, Raw pulled off a successful show to compete by this recap is about AEW and their debut show on television on TNT.
Cody def. Sammy Guevara – Singles Match
In the very first match of the debut show was definitely a decent one. It went by quick, did what it needed to be and you could overlook Cody spending at least half of this match playing to the crowd. Also, Cody hit Brandi during a Suicide Dive to the outside of the ring which she sold for maybe two minutes. And the chemistry between the commentators, Jim Ross and Tony Schiavone was instant. – Spoiler! Chris Jericho attacks Cody at the end of this match. 3.5/5
MJF def. Brandon Cutler – Singles Match
It may have been the worst part of the show because the in-ring stuff was almost instant. And MJF’s stuff of the mic seemed too short to make time for AEW to promote a new Jay and Silent Bob movie and celebrity appeal. 1.2/5
Pac def. Hangman Adam Page – Singles Match
This is when stuff in the ring started to get good. I enjoyed this Pac match more than the one he had with Kenny Omega at Double Or Nothing. And Hangman Page’s match he had against Chris Jericho at Double Or Nothing. Pac is going to be one of the most competent and legit heel world champions in AEW without a doubt. This match was fast-paced, smooth and very hard-hitting enough to give it a 4.1/5 rating.
Riho def. Nyla Rose – Singles Match For The AEW Women’s World Championship
My preferred winner of this match was Rhino as the first AEW women world championship. Nyla Rose does many things well as a monster character but Rhino clearly has more experience as an in-ring competitive than her. Regardless I rate this match 3.8/5
Chris Jericho, Santana and Ortiz def. The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega – Main Event – Six-Man Tag Team Match
This match had to be good being the first main event of the first-ever AEW. Non-stop each wrestler from both sides got to shine and look like main eventers. Each move you can tell had an extra force to it. And just when it seemed like it was going to slow down or come to a stop, Jon Moxley returned to attack Kenny Omega. Took him out to the back and lastly gave him that Avalance Double Handed DDT into a glass table which looked very brutal. With it being a 2 on 3 fight in the ring, after a comeback from The Young Bucks, many other wrestlers came out from the back. The last one is the major star of Jake Hager, known for his wrestler under the name Jack Swagger in the WWE and his mixed martial arts career. The very ending suggested these wrestling have formed a professional wrestling faction together. 3.8/5
Professional wrestling has been around for hundreds of years, although not since the nineties it has been this interesting. Overall this show did not re-write the definition of awesome in wrestling. Saying that it did not disappoint and created a solid foundation in what it could become. Going in the right direction with most of the in-ring work, presentation, and interesting surprises, going forward it is a fun time to be a wrestling fan. If I had to rate this show out of 5 I would give it a 3.9 out of 5.