You Magnificent Bastards!
Thank you again for letting me join your sausage party. And now, the Open Thread.
I guess the setup for this comes from the beating Chris gave Joey last week prior to the PPV. I do love Joey and Sonny as a tag team. I don’t know why this is no DQ, but there it is. I hope it looks better than it sounds. My biggest concern is that Jake is a better MMA fighter than a professional wrestler, and he is a crap MMA fighter. Sonny Kiss identifies as gender fluid and uses he/she pronouns interchangeably.
So Pentagon Jr has a new name. It turns out that AAA owns the trademark for Pentagon Jr, so he had to change his AEW name to Penta El Zero M. AAA is one of the major Mexican Lucha wrestling promotions that they worked for for many years. It is common for promotions to own the names that wrestlers use in their promotion. This is why Cody can’t use his “fake” last name in AEW, while his brother can. Dustin worked as “Dustin Rhodes” for many years prior to working for WWE. Cody only started using “Cody Rhodes” after he joined WWE, so WWE owns that name. Even his wife can go by “Brandi Rhodes” because she never used that name in WWE.
Tay Conti is a former WWE wrestler that teamed with Anna Jay from the Dark Order for the women’s tag team tournament. They have teased that the Dark Order would like to recruit her as well.
Nyla Rose is the first transgender wrestler signed to a major wrestling promotion and the first to win the women’s championship. A pretty inclusive show for wrestling. For you Canadians, she starred in the 2016 Canadian television series The Switch as the lead character. Rose is a First Nations person with Oneida heritage.
This is the hardest part about the show after a PPV. Orange and Chris had their big blowoff on Saturday. Now you need to build new stories for both men going forward. It will be interesting to see which Orange Cassidy we see in this match.
Matt Hardy will be seen on the show tonight and will attempt to complete full sentences in front of a microphone. Still not happy about this. His wife and Tony Khan are still feuding over the internet about whether he got a concussion on Saturday. My vote is with his wife.
Mr Brody Lee vs Dustin Rhodes: Dustin did a fantastic job selling how important this title shot was to him on Saturday. I would be surprised if they would move the title again this quickly, but maybe this can be a longer term feud than just this show.
Kip Sabian announces his best man. I have no clue what this is building to. Wrestling weddings have a very mixed history. I’m not sure why AEW decided to dip their toe into this cesspool.
- Face Punching:
- AEW Dynamite: 7:oo PM, TNT
- Islanders vs Lightning: 7:00 PM, NBCSN
- White Sox vs Pirates: 6:00 PM, FS1
- Raptors vs Celtics: 5:30 PM, ESPN
- Clippers vs Nuggets: 8:00 PM, ESPN
Let the beatings commence!