Skilled wrestling is the one sport somebody can do flips 15 toes within the air, fall on their butt, and perhaps nonetheless be okay. This week, James Dator and Hector Diaz have a look at all of the potential accidents from Dynamite and the way they could influence AEW’s upcoming pay-per-view, Double or Nothing on Could 23.
James Dator: God, there have been so many accidents final night time.
Hector Diaz: There was undoubtedly a couple of harm that went down at AEW Dynamite’s go-home present. And I perceive that you’ll want to promote Saturday’s pay-per-view, however utilizing all these high-flying strikes won’t have been value it. In fact, that is with the facility of hindsight. But when the individuals within the ladder match had been severely injured, particularly the eventual winner, then AEW may need to make some changes on the fly. I hope everyone seems to be wholesome sufficient to carry out.
JD: Primarily based on early experiences it looks like Fenix and Orange Cassidy might be okay, which ought to protect the ladder match. Nevertheless, it appears Britt Baker is perhaps severely damage — which is a monumental disgrace. No person has improved extra over the lockdown interval than Baker, and to me she’s legitimately one of the crucial compelling wrestlers to look at proper now. It’s extraordinarily disappointing the match towards Kris Statlander is perhaps jeopardized.
Baker’s character work has been so good during the last three months. I’ve little doubt they’ll discover methods to make her attention-grabbing.
HD: AEW has finished a stellar job of modifying their storylines after they don’t go as deliberate, way back to their first pay-per-view occasion this time final 12 months. PAC was speculated to tackle Hangman Web page eventually 12 months’s Double or Nothing, nevertheless it didn’t occur. As a substitute, we acquired Web page profitable the On line casino Battle Royale and that finally turned him into one of the crucial standard wrestlers. I’m certain that Britt Baker will get some form of comparable therapy. On the very least, this implies we’ll get vignettes of Baker bullying Tony Schiavone whereas she’s on the mend.
JD: Circling again to what you stated, I’ve to present them credit score for not taking their foot off the gasoline on the go dwelling present — nevertheless it all felt sloppy and method too dangerous. That stated, I feel they did job promoting many of the matches into Double or Nothing, and like final week I felt extra within the present that earlier than it began. Additionally … they’re not teasing an Arn Anderson vs. Jake Roberts match … are they?
HD: I might have liked to see it 25 years in the past, however I don’t wish to see it now. I hope they’re teasing it simply as a way to hype up the Cody-Archer match, and I’m certain there’s going to be some hello jinks going into the match the place they’ll intrude. Give me one Arn Anderson spine-buster — perhaps to not Jake —and I’ll be glad.
JD: I simply don’t wish to see a boomer die within the ring, to be sincere.
HD: Yep. Once more, not value it! Additionally, based mostly on Brodie Lee sacrificing his favourite cult follower this week, do you assume he’s going to do one thing comparable within the AEW Championship match towards Jon Moxley?
JD: That match is the largest query mark for me. All logic tells me Mox retains as a result of it’s solely been three months, however I actually wouldn’t be shocked if Brodie walks out the champ to arrange an enormous rematch. Mox has been a terrific champion, however his character naturally lends itself to being higher on the hunt than on high. When it comes to sacrifice, completely. I’m 100% anticipating a ref bump, your complete Darkish Order coming down to help — and each single one among them consuming a Paradigm Shift.
HD: I wouldn’t thoughts seeing that. I additionally wish to see who the ultimate entrant within the ladder is. If it’s a giant identify, and particularly in the event that they play a heel, then that is perhaps the writing on the wall to say Mox will retain later within the pay-per-view. Then they might face Moxley in a championship match.
JD: Brian Cage makes an excessive amount of sense. I do know Drew Gulak is a logical alternative too, however if you tease a thriller entrant it must have a “holy shit” high quality to it, and even when Cage won’t be identified amongst each fan — you see a man who actually appears to be like like he might bend a metal beam along with his fingers and it makes you sit up. Plus it helps stability out the sector which may be very small-medium sized guys, then Luchasaurus. Having a second large man can be glorious.
HD: I can see Brian Cage being that thriller entrant, particularly since he was rumored to be signing with AEW earlier than happening with an harm. I agree with you that the shock entrant must have that wow issue. Simply consider how spectacular he’s going to be if he ragdolls somebody like Darby Allin in that ladder match. I can see him catching somebody in the course of a tope suicida and transitioning that right into a suplex.
JD: The whole lot is about, the whole lot is official. Which match are you most excited for?
HD: I nonetheless assume I’m most excited for the Stadium Stampede match because it has the potential for giant and bizarre professional wrestling moments. You may get your storyline from Cody and Lance Archer and your championship match from Nyla Rose and Hikaru Shida, however you received’t get somebody crashing into a bathtub of Dippin’ Dots in these matches. We will see Sammy Guevara get beat up and take advantage of unimaginable expressions of agony like he did this week on Dynamite. In any case, who doesn’t love Sammy Guevara getting crushed up?
Which match are you wanting ahead to essentially the most at Double or Nothing?
JD: It’s gotta be that ladder match. I can’t assist however really feel like I’m going to have to look at it with my fingers protecting my eyes, as a result of I’d legitimately terrified for the rivals. In-ring, I feel they’re going to destroy themselves to placed on a present, however I additionally assume it’s going to assist set the tone for the longer term — and get a greater thought of how AEW views its mid-card guys. That’s, assuming we don’t simply have an enormous identify come into the thriller slot and clearly win it.
HD: I feel that’s the very best a part of AEW proper now, and perhaps for the foreseeable future. Apart out of your Jerichos and Moxleys, there aren’t that many wrestlers you’ll be able to level to as the highest stars. And that’s nice as a result of everybody will get their likelihood within the highlight and amplify all of them, not only one.