By Dedrian Colon 1/7/ 2021
This show was a great escape from what transpired earlier in the day in our Nation’s capital. From the opening match to the exciting close of the show it was non-stop action. The opening match was perfect to start off this big show. Kind of wish The Acclaimed would have gotten a little more spots to showcase their talents. It’s interesting after the tag match between the Young Bucks & SCU vs The Acclaimed & TH2 , there was a brief subtle confrontation between the Young Bucks and SCU referring to future tag title match. For several weeks their have been hints of SCU ending as a tag team. So it seems to be getting some traction after this interaction.
Jon Moxley cuts a very direct promo in which he directs it toward AEW Champion Kenny Omega. We then go to a backstage with Alex Marvez interviewing Orange Cassidy & Chuck Taylor when there interrupted by Miro & Kip Sabian. There’s a match made between Chuck Taylor & Miro with a stipulation if Chuck loses he as to be Miro’s “young lion”. It’s a NJPW reference to the young wrestlers entering pro westling.
Next match is Jake Hager vs Wardlow. This match was ok. Honestly I hope it doesn’t happen again. It’s more because their styles didnt compliment each other. Wardlow looked good in this match. Matt Hardy, Private Party and Snoop Dogg are backstage. This is a continuation from BTE, which Matt Hardy wants 30% from each memeber of Private Party.
We then go to the Weigh-In between Darby Allin & Brian Cage who comes out with team Tazz. We also get to see the newly design TNT Championship. Sting came out and I hope very soon Sting starts hitting someone with the baseball bat. In the back MJF trys to talk to Jake Hager after his loss. Jurrassic Express were confronted by FTR & Tully Blanchard during an interview.
Cody Rhodes came out with Snopp Dogg and a altered version of his theme song. His match with Matt Sydal was good and had nice pacing. Afterwards there was a scuffle in the ring between Cody, Sydal and Luther & Serpentico when Snoop Dogg climbed the top rope to execute a flog splash. It could have gone sideways quick due to Snopp Dogg wearing Chuck Taylors. It came off very funny but it looked like he had a great time.
Next we had Abadon vs. Hikaru Shida. Abadon is one the most creepiest, strangest and most captivating female wrestlers right now. Abadon “bit” Shida twice. Did it look hooky? Yes. Somehow inspite of Abadon’s powerful start and summoning the powers of a walker on the Walking Dead, Hikaru Shida won. There’s a video of Tay Conti with Anna Jay, Alex Reynolds, and John Sliver discussing her match next week against NWA Woman’s Champion Serena Deeb.
In the main event, you had ‘The Cleaner’ Kenny Omega vs Rey Fenix. This was an absolute wrestling classic. I can watch this match back over and over again. It could be because of what happened after the match. After Kenny Omega pinned Rey Fenix, Jon Moxley came out with a barbed wire bat. Moxley attacked Omega when Impact Wrestling’s Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson came out to aid Kenny Omega. Few minutes into the beat down , wrestlers at ringside attempted to stop the beat down and were not successful. The Young Bucks try to presuade the Good Brothers to stop then two wrestlers grab Omega from behind , when Nick Jackson superkicks one of the wrestlers. Kenny Omega shouts at Matt Jackson then throws up the ‘Too Sweet’ hand sign. Gallows, Anderson joins Omega and hesitantly both Young Bucks join. So is it safe to safe we have a Bullet Club reunion here in the states? There are a ton of questions. There is a tremendous amount of intrigue, anticipation, and excitement surrounding this reunion. It has been 4 years since Kenny Omega, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, and Young Bucks have been in the same ring.
Overall Grade : B+
1st Match – The Young Bucks & SCU vs The Acclaimed & Th2 (3/5 Stars)
2nd Match – Jake Hager vs Wardlow (2/5 Stars)
Darby Allin & Brian Cage Weigh-In
3rd Match – Cody Rhodes vs Matt Sydal (3/5 Stars)
4th Match – Hikaru Shida vs Abadon (2/5 Stars)
5th Match – [AEW World Championship] Kenny Omega vs Rey Fenix (4/5Stars)
Reuniting of The Bullet Club?
Source: All Elite Wrestling / Youtube