AEW Dynamite preview: CM Punk’s Dynamite debut and the card for Wednesday’s show

By Jason Powell, Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

The following matches and events are advertised for tonight’s edition of AEW Dynamite television show.

-CM Punk makes his first appearance on AEW Dynamite.

-“Varsity Blonds” Brian Pillman Jr. and Griff Garrison vs. “The Lucha Brothers” Penta El Zero Mideo and Rey Fenix in an AEW Tag Title Eliminator tournament match.

-Jamie Hayter vs. Red Velvet.

-Orange Cassidy vs. Matt Hardy.

-Malakai Black vs. Brock Anderson.

-Chris Jericho addresses his future.

-Jon Moxley, Eddie Kingston, and Darby Allin vs. Cezar Bononi, Peter Avalon, and JD Drake.

-Billy Gunn, Austin Gunn, and Colten Gunn vs. QT Marshall, Nick Comoroto and Aaron Solow (with Paul Wight on guest commentary).

Powell’s POV: The winners of Varsity Blonds vs. Lucha Brothers will face Luchasaurus and Jungle Boy in the tournament finals on Friday’s AEW Rampage. The winners of the four-team tournament will challenge The Young Bucks in a cage match for the AEW Tag Titles at the AEW Double Or Nothing pay-per-view on September 5. Tonight’s Dynamite will be live from Milwaukee, Wisconsin at UWM Panther Arena. Join Jake Barnett for his weekly live review of Dynamite on Wednesdays at 7CT/8ET. Dot Net Members will hear my same night audio review afterward.

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Readers Comments (4)

  1. The Factory, the Gunn Club, the Wingmen…holy shit, it’s like Tony Khan decided we needed AEW Dark on primetime TV! Clearly he’s putting ALL his money on Punk to draw ratings this week…

    • It will probably work, at least for the first hour.

      We’ll see if there’s anything they can do besides the old WCW trick of buying the top name free agents to mask the rest of the show.

    • “The Factory, the Gunn Club, the Wingmen…holy shit” – Gunn’s kids are pretty good wrestlers. What’s the problem?

      As for the Wingmen – every card needs a lower-card comedy heel group, and the Wingmen do fine as one.

      “The Factory” – probably pushed too much, but Comoroto and Solow could find their niche.

      Look, if by “wrestling show” you mean a celebrity line-up, then this card is not going to be for you. But I expect the wrestling to be pretty good if you mean work-rate and story in the ring.

      • Yeah, cause when I think “celebrity lineup” I think of folks like PAC, Sammy Guevara, Wardlow, Jungle Boy, Frankie Kazarian, Stu Grayson, Christian, Lance Archer, Kenny Omega, FTR, Santana and Ortiz, Riho, Hikaru Shida, Andrade…yeah, real celebs there bro. Probably can’t walk down the street without reporters following them.

        The Gunn Club are bland, and are average in ring at BEST. The Factory are trash, and QT Marshall sucks the charisma out of anyone within 50 feet of him. The Wingmen are a joke, and not a good one. This show is following the biggest show in company history. Punk’s return may actually put new eyes on the product. The smart thing to do is to try and keep those new eyes, and show the best your company has to offer. Hell, even the second or third stringers. Not THIS bunch of D list bland, little talented jobbers who should thank their lucky stars they even get to appear on Dark, much less prime time tv.

        Of course, I know their are a bunch of AEW fanboy sheep who’d eat a steaming plate of Tony Khan’s shit and swear it tasted like steak as long as he told them that’s what it was, but that’s not you, right?

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