Well, that was a fun week. Let’s see if we can get back to normal. As I have said, Wednesday is usually my favorite day of the week. Write my silly little column. Watch wrestling. Chat with my invisible internet friends about said wrestling. I got to enjoy none of that last week. The column was especially silly because I wrote it on Tuesday and submitted it early Wednesday before the world caught on fire. Wrestling was nearly impossible to watch because the world was on fire. I actually didn’t watch AEW closely until Thursday. And chat was full of politics. I blame no one, because the world was on fire. So let’s walk carefully across the smoldering embers of last week and talk about wrestling.
To my Canadian friends: Based on the events of this week, I promise to not call you “America’s Hat”. Until the next time I call you “America’s Hat”.
Despite all of that, it was a really good show last week. Both of the Championship matches delivered great action and set up the next challenger. The women’s match for this week with Tay Conti may be a little early for her to challenge for a title, but Serena could get a 4 star match out of a 2×4. I’m still not completely thrilled with how they are treating the AEW women’s title, but this cross-promotion stuff helps.
This week, Jurassic Express were on the AEW podcast, which you can watch on YouTube. Worth your time. PAC is always good. I expect Sting to interfere with the TNT title match. Please don’t ask me what a “young boy” is. My search history is already a national security risk.
This week’s matches:
- PAC vs. Eddie Kingston
- Miro vs. Chuck Taylor (If Chuck loses, then he has to be Miro’s “young boy” until after Kip and Penelope’s wedding)
- “The Waiting Room” with Britt Baker featuring Cody
- FTR (with Tully Blanchard) vs. Jurassic Express (with Luchasaurus)
- Darby Allin (c) vs. Brian Cage with Taz (AEW TNT Championship)
- Serena Deeb (c) vs. Tay Conti (NWA Women’s World Championship)
- The Elite in action
- What is Inner Circle’s New Year’s Resolution?
- Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers – 4:00pm, NBCSN
- Chicago Blackhawks at Tampa Bay Lightning – 7:00pm, NBCSN
- St. Louis Blues at Colorado Avalanche – 9:30pm, NBCSN
- Brooklyn Nets at New York Knicks – 6:45pm, ESPN
- New Orleans Pelicans at Los Angeles Clippers – 9:05pm, ESPN
- Arkansas at LSU – 6:00pm, ESPN2
- Iowa State at Kansas State – 6:00pm, ESPNU
- DePaul at Georgetown – 7:30pm, FS1
- Texas Tech at Texas – 8:00pm, ESPN2
Let the beatings commence.