AEW Dynamite preview: Updated New Year’s Smash lineup, longtime producer retiring

By Jason Powell, Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

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

-Jim Ross returns to the broadcast table.

-Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, and Kyle O’Reilly vs. Orange Cassidy, Trent, and Chuck Taylor.

-Eddie Kingston, Santana, and Ortiz vs. Matt Lee, Jeff Parker, and Daniel Garcia.

-Thunder Rosa vs. Jade Cargill in a TNT Title tournament semifinal match.

-Penta El Zero Miedo, Rey Fenix, Christian Cage, Jungle Boy, and Luchasaurus vs. Matt Hardy, Marq Quen, Isiah Kassidy, Dax Harwood, and Cash Wheeler in a ten-man tag match.

Powell’s POV: The ten-man tag match has been added to the lineup since our previous update. Tony Khan also announced that 40-year pro wrestling producer Keith Mitchell is retiring after tonight’s show. He started with World Class Championship Wrestling and then worked for WCW and Impact Wrestling before joining AEW. Congratulations to him and best of luck in retirement. AEW previously announced Hangman Page vs. Bryan Danielson for the AEW Championship for Dynamite’s January 5 premiere on TBS. Tonight’s Dynamite will be live from Jacksonville, Florida at Daily’s Place. Join Jake Barnett for our weekly live review of Dynamite on Wednesday as the show airs on TNT at 7CT/8ET. My AEW Dynamite same night audio reviews are available each week for Dot Net Members.

We are looking for reports from tonight’s AEW event in Jacksonville. If you are going to this show or another upcoming show and want to help, email me at


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