By: Gavin Axelrod
The Full Gear fallout edition of All Elite Wrestling Dynamite set stories in motion for the end of 2020 and featured a shocking return
Following what could be considered the promotions best pay-per-view to date, the stars of All Elite Wrestling (AEW) returned for another episode of Dynamite. It wasn’t a particularly great episode, but it was all worth it in the end.
The show saw Shawn Spears defeat Scorpio Sky in cheap fashion and the Natural Nightmares beat Butcher and Blade in a bloody Bunkhouse Match. Elsewhere on the card, Tay Conti defeated Red Velvet in a really solid match and Brian Cage beat Matt Sydal
As always the Diffusing Dynamite crew of Gavin Axelrod and Joseph Casciaro has you covered for all the action.
The second segment tried to do too much
Cody Rhodes was set to address the AEW faithful following his loss to Darby Allin at Full Gear. However, he was interrupted by a debuting Jade Cargill.
Cargill said Cody claims to be a giant killer, but there’s nothing giant about him. She continued to rip Rhodes apart on the microphone before saying he doesn’t have the guts to go by one name, but there’s a real giant who does and his name is Shaq.
Brandi Rhodes had no intention of putting up with the slander towards her husband and cut a fiery promo on Cargill. Following this, Brain Cage came to the ring and attacked Cody and then TNT Champion Darby Allin rushed in to make the save.
Ricky Starks also joined the fray and helped Cage attack Allin and Rhodes. Just as the segment ended, Will Hobbs came out of nowhere leaving fans at home extremely confused.
It’s easy to see what they were going for, but this segment tried to get too many things across at once. Are we teasing the debut of Shaq in AEW? Are we building to a match? Things really weren’t clear following this segment until later in the show when it was announced that Rhodes and Allin will take on Cage and Starks next week.
This was an instance of AEW trying to do too much in one segment. Cody also hinted at a rematch with Maxwell Jacob Friedman (MJF), which got completely lost in translation.
Inner Circle turmoil brewing
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MJF defeated Chris Jericho at Full Gear and won the right for himself and Wardlow to join The Inner Circle. An induction ceremony was held for MJF Wednesday night.
The segment was a bundle of fun, with MJF stealing popular Drake songs and using them as his celebratory speech. He also announced he’d be taking his new comrades to Las Vegas next week.
However, not everyone was buying MJF’s loyalty. Ortiz spoke out against the decision to add Friedman to the group and during the segment, Sammy Guevara was nowhere to be found.
Later in the night in a backstage segment, it was revealed MJF “forgot” to send Guevara the email to be at the show and told him to go to the beach. Guevara was upset, but Chris Jericho insisted the entire ordeal was a mistake.
MJF gifted Guevara a ticket to Vegas before the entire faction walked off camera. The segment ended with a heated Guevara walking off on his own.
Penta El Zero M and Fenix tear each other apart, literally
Penta El Zero M, best friend of Eddie Kingston and brother of Rey Fenix, won a brutal main event.
The commentary team was joined by Kingston and throughout the match, they really got the idea across that the two brothers had a great relationship before joining forces with the ‘Mad King.’
Penta nearly tore off his brother’s mask and Fenix would respond later in the match by doing the same thing. However, it was Penta who emerged victorious after a Package Piledriver on the apron and a Package Piledriver in the ring to win the match.
Before we get into the aftermath of this fight, let's take a detour.
Kenny Omega and Jon Moxley set for biggest Dynamite match ever
Kenny Omega earned the right to be the next challenger for Jon Moxley’s AEW World Championship when he defeated ‘Hangman’ Adam Page at Full Gear. It was announced Wednesday that Omega would receive his title shot on the Dec. 2 episode of Dynamite.
Later in the show, Omega cut a promo and reminded the audience that him and Moxley are in fact 0-0 against each other. If you recall, their match at last year’s Full Gear pay-per-view was unsanctioned, thus it doesn’t count on either wrestler’s record.
Omega told the world that The Cleaner was here all along, but he just needed a chance to show us.
Buckle up folks because there’s only two more episodes before the epic encounter between Moxley and Omega. The future of AEW hangs in the balance.
The Bastard is back
Eddie Kingston ran into the ring following the great match between Penta and Fenix. He told his best friend Penta that he’s better off without his brother and would be so much better on his own.
Just as Kingston kicked Fenix to the floor, a familiar theme song played throughout the arena and out came ‘The Bastard’ PAC, who hasn’t been seen in AEW since before the pandemic.
When the relationship between Kingston, Fenix and Penta began, Kingston taunted PAC from afar, asking where the “little British friend” of the Lucha Bros. had gone. As seen on Dynamite, PAC obviously saw that little dig and made sure to make Kingston aware that he’d made a very big mistake.
AEW officials stormed the ring and it almost wasn’t enough to keep these two apart. As Dynamite went off the air it was announced PAC will make his return to the ring next week against Blade, a member of Kingston’s stable.
Wrestling fans rejoice, our great bastard has returned.
Next week: The ‘Bastard’ returns to action, Allin and Rhodes take on Team Taz and more!