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RAW is DVR: Greg DeMarco’s 8/19/19 WWE Raw Review & Ratings

Welcome to another edition of WWE RAW is DVR, where I watch RAW on a delay! Let’s see how long it takes me to watch the 8/19/19 edition.

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Welcome to another edition of WWE RAW is DVR, where I watch RAW on a delay! Let’s see how long it takes me to watch the 8/19/19 edition.

RAW is DVR is back, and I am excited to see how much time we can save! Before you go too far, give Steven Mitchell’s Raw Results and Report a read! If you’re not familiar with RAW is DVR, it’s perfect for me as living on the west coast i have no choice to watch RAW on a delay. I get to fast forward where I choose, and it really helps my viewing happiness.

Time Stamp: 00:00, Stopwatch: 00:00

Big Dog Opens Raw!

  • The crowd is booing and I am happy as shit about it.
  • FAST FORWARD the talking and the video recaps.
  • And here’s…Dolph? Okay, sounds good to me! I was expecting a promo.

Roman Reigns vs. Dolph Ziggler

  • Not gonna lie, this was a weird opening, but it’s a match so we’re happy, right?
  • Ziggler’s tweet was funny. #HumanRingPost
  • So we have a ref, and a promo? Rudy Charles FTW!
  • Dolph doesn’t get the credit he deserves for this run.
  • Ziggler’s promo here is fantastic. FANTASTIC. So underrated. And brilliant ending.
  • Reigns struggles early are…odd. The effects of the attacks?
  • FAST FORWARD the commercials!
  • Jerry Lawler calls back to Ziggler causing his heart attack!
  • Dolph Ziggler could pull off the late 80s Brutus Beefcake tights. I should tweet that.
  • Dolph Ziggler eats another spear, this time from Roman Reigns. Will he ask for more?
  • Match started slow, but picked up. Ziggler is a great storyteller, and Reigns is the man.

Roman Reigns pins Dolph Ziggler following a spear – ***

FAST FORWARD commercials, recaps, and more.

I tweeted it:

Time Stamp 28:39, Stopwatch 17:01

Becky Lynch Talks

  • Recorded earlier, and I am not sure why. At least they’re honest!
  • “Sasha Banks is the greatest woman on the roster, to never be great.”
  • This is a really good promo.

The King’s Court with Sasha Banks

  • FAST FORWARD to Sasha’s entrance.
  • Love Lawler bailing when The Fiend’s effects start.
  • The Fiend attacks Lawler and the crowd response is amazing. If they’re not careful, he will become the biggest babyface in the company.
  • Thank funny he still scares the kids.
  • DARIN CORBIN FTW!
  • The crowd is chanting “YOWIE WOWIE!” He’s a babyface!

FAST FORWARD the commercials and recap!

Time Stamp 20:48, Stopwatch 23:22

Oh hey, Vic Joseph. I like this.

Ricochet & The Miz vs. Drew McIntyre & Baron Corbin

  • I might be the only person who doesn’t hate the “Ricochet sound effect” at the start of Ricochet’s entrance.
  • I should tweet that.
  • Good ol’ WWE booking seeing next week’s King Of The Ring pairings fight in a tag team match. I don’t hate it.
  • FAST FORWARD the entrances.
  • BARON. CORBIN. SUCKS.
  • FAST FORWARD the commercials.
  • Two matches, two mid-match commercial breaks. Remember when we weren’t doing that?
  • If they play their cards right, Ricochet can be a modern day Rey Mysterio. That means a Royal Rumble win and multiple world championships. Be patient.
  • It also means getting tossed around by Drew McIntyre.
  • Does Corbin wear that terrible wife-beater (can we call it that in 2019) to cover up those terrible tattoos?
  • Undertaker tattooing “SARA” on his neck thinks those are bad.
  • It’s not like Ricochet tattooed “TESSA” on his neck, right?
  • Great tag team match. In-ring, this show is delivering tonight.

Ricochet & The Miz beat Baron Corbin & Drew McIntyre when Ricochet pins Corbin after The Recoil – ***1/2

I tweeted that:

FAST FORWARD the commercials

Timestamp 59:11, Stopwatch 34:37

FAST FORWARD most of the Booker T interview, and the entrances

United States Championship: AJ Styles (c) vs. Braun Strowman

  • So we’re going to commercial soon, right?
  • Knowing the spoilers for the end of Raw kinda ruins this match, not gonna lie. But let’s see how it goes!
  • SPRINGBOARD INTO A FLYSWATTER!
  • There’s the DQ. That’s why you have a crew, right?

Braun Strowman beats AJ Styles via disqualification after The OC interferes – **1/2

  • And here’s the babyface Universal Champion, complete with backwards hat!
  • Can we do something with Strowman’s beard? The length is good, but it can use some work on the sides.

FAST FORWARD Samoa Joe walking, commercials, talking, etc.

Timestamp 1:14:11, Stopwatch 41:38

King Of The Ring First Round Match: Samoa Joe vs. Cesaro

  • Samoa Joe would be the closest thing to King Harley Race we’ve ever had.
  • Can we get suit wearing Cesaro back?
  • I should tweet that.

I tweeted that:

  • Cesaro jump starting the match is brilliant. If you know why, you know.
  • Okay, I’ll tell you: Samoa Joe is susceptible to flash pins.
  • FAST FORWARD the mid-match commercials. That’s 3 out of 4.
  • Samoa Joe needs a haircut, but I don’t have the guts to tell him,

I shouldn’t tweet that, but I did:

Samoa Joe advances to the quarterfinals with a submission win over Cesaro – ****

Timestamp: 1:34:33, Stopwatch: 52:01

Hello, I Am Eliath

  • Are these fans chanting “BULL!” Like for Bull Dempsey?
  • Somewhere, a chaise lounge is missing it’s throw blanket.

See, I wasn’t kidding:

  • While I was getting a pic, R-Truth showed up.
  • El Kabong doesn’t happen, and Elias escapes with the WWE 24/7 Championship

FAST FORWARD the commercials

Time stamp: 1:43:15, Stopwatch: 56:28

Rey Mysterio Doesn’t Retire

  • I’d thank Charly for her time, too. “Money’s on the dresser, Charly!”
  • Charly is better than that, by the way. It was a joke.
  • Charly is taller than Rey. The dresser might be taller than Rey, too.
  • Rey about to unmask. and Dominic Mysterio is here to stop him.
  • Dominic has a Rey Mysterio tattoo.
  • What worries me about this Dominic promo is that it was the best take they got.
  • Dominic is gonna turn on Rey and have a career that will make David Flair proud.

Yep, tweeted it:

You do not FAST FORWARD The New Day’s entrance

  • Did Michael Cole mention the WILDCARD RULE???
  • WILDCARD BITCHES!

You also do not FAST FORWARD The Revival’s entrance.

  • SAY YEAH!
  • WE GO HARD!
  • Best tag team in the world.
  • Snakeskin boots? Fucking awesome.
  • By the way, it looks like a good crowd at Raw tonight.

The New Day (Xavier Woods & Big E) vs. The Revival (Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson)

  • Seriously, we are watching two of the best tag teams in the world. They ain’t scared, Nick.
  • Xavier Woods’ Iron Sheik boots will never get old.
  • FAST FORWARD the commercials.
  • That’s 4 for 5 on the mid-match commercials tonight.
  • RKO OUTTA NOWHERE!
  • RKO OUTTA NOWHERE TO KOFI!
  • Randy Orton is your next WWE Champion, and The Revival and Orton are a thing? God damn, man. The World Wrestling Federation is back!
  • SHATTER MACHINE RKO OUTTA NOWHERE! Shit, man. This is awesome.
  • See you guys on Smackdown tomorrow night!
  • It was great while it lasted, and the post-match shenanigans were better. They’re part of the segment, and they’re part of the rating.

The New Day beats The Revival by disqualification – ***

I tweeted it:

Michael Cole Interviews Sasha Banks

  • This is our second Michael Cole split screen interview.
  • Sasha is the second person to thank the interviewer for their time.
  • Sasha is the second person to fake cry.
  • Guy in the crowd is wearing a “Rats Get Bats” shirt……
  • The part of Damien Sandow will be played by Sasha Banks.
  • #YoureWelcome

Yep:

You do not FAST FORWARD Alexa Bliss coming to the ring.

But you do FAST FORWARD the commercials.

You do not FAST FORWARD Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville making an entrance.

  • I need to check out that new Steve Austin show.

Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross vs. Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville

  • That hug….
  • Fitness Model Mandy Rose is on her way to being a modern day Trish Stratus. You doubt me, but she’s ahead of where Trish was at this point in her career.

You guessed it!

  • Sonya Deville is a star in waiting.
  • That finish was outta nowhere, I wonder if time got cut.

Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross beat Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville when Cross pinned Deville – **3/4

Timestamp: 2:20:21, Stopwatch: 1:22:27

King Of The Ring First Round Match: Cedric Alexander vs. Sami Zayn

  • Cedric is a man of few words–and he proved why with that promo.
  • Sami loves the throne.
  • For the record, I picked Cedric Alexander to beat Sami Zayn here.
  • Hot start to the match, and I’ll be honest with you: I’ve never seen a Cedric Alexander match I didn’t enjoy.
  • Just a quick reminder that ROH had Cedric Alexander and no one told him to lose 20 pounds. WWE did, and look at him now! WWE – 1, ROH – 0.
  • Zayn fell over during the reverse head-scissors, and I can’s sell that as realism.
  • Lumbar Check gets it done, and this match was rushed. Something else ran long.

Cedric Alexander pinned Sami Zayn with the Lumbar Check to advance – **3/4

Not gonna FAST FORWARD the Street Profits.

  • The Profits being very sneaky and not wearing their NXT Tag Team Championships.
  • But they did get the lower third.
  • Braullins?
  • Tag Team King Of The Ring, Tag Team Royal Rumble, Tag Team Money In The Bank — we need it all! #SaveTagTeamWrestling

Tweeted it!

FAST FORWARD the commercials and highlights.

Almost fast forwarded Natalya’s promo, but Twitter told me I shouldn’t. Sasha attacks again!

  • “Sasha is my friend. Sasha was my friend.”
  • Natalya is a terrible promo. She needs a character to play.
  • Sasha’s attack was great.
  • “Go to hell Nattie, and tell your daddy I said hi” is a brilliant line from Sasha Banks. Don’t @ me.

You didn’t have to ask:

FAST FOWARD the entrances, commercials, and entrances.

Raw Tag Team Championship: Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson (c) vs. Seth Rollins & Braun Strowman

  • #SaveTagTeamWrestling is in trouble here, as the Vicious Cycle of WWE Tag Team Booking seems to be in effect.
  • They love to have Seth Rollins “work injured.”
  • Michael Cole just said “floundering for a piece.” I can’t even right now.
  • FAST FORWARD the mid-match commercials. 5 for 8 now.
  • FAST FORWARD a slow period.
  • This match has become The Seth Rollins Show.
  • FREIGHT TRAIN BRAUN ON THE OUTSIDE!
  • Mowing people over isn’t “waiting patiently,” Vic.
  • Powerslam and it’s over.
  • Love that Vic Joseph called the finish. Great job by Michael Cole to step aside.

Braun Strowman & Seth Rollins beat Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson to win the Raw Tag Team Championships – ***1/2

  • On the reply I realized how brilliant it was to have Seth hit the Stomp on AJ to keep him from causing the DQ, which Rollins eluded to earlier. Great foreshadowing.
  • Braun staring at the Universal Championship to close. Great work there, too.

Timestamp: 3:00:12, Stopwatch: 1:46:30

Summary

  • Best match of the night: Samoa Joe vs. Cesaro (****)
  • Time saved: 1:13:42

Overall Rating: 7.5/10

I can’t complain about tonight’s Raw. It was entertaining, it advanced storylines (Becky-Sasha, Braun-Seth, King Of The Ring) while reminding us of others. Dolph Ziggler, Samoa Joe, Cesaro, and Sasha Banks all delivered great performances. Good shit, pal.


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NXT Minus 6: Anatomy of a Wrestling Match

Bradley Jay digs into the HISTORY MAKING night of WWE NXT. HISTORY! (And Timothy Thatcher is the only person to ever win in Fight Pit.)

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Bradley Jay digs into the HISTORY MAKING night of WWE NXT. HISTORY! (And Timothy Thatcher is the only person to ever win in Fight Pit.)

Other than in-ring action, there are a lot of factors that can make or break a match.

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6. I’m running a new feature for the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic: the History-O-Meter! How many times can lazy announcers reference making history in one show? This week, TWELVE!!! Every ten minutes that gaggle of human of microphone stands reminded us we are witnessing HISTORY MAKERS MAKING HISTORY EXCLAMATION POINT!!!

7 Ups And 1 Down For WWE NXT (Jan 20) – Page 3

5. I have dubbed this year’s DRTTC “3.5 Live.” Most of the matches have been solid, nothing great. The best so far? The Way versus KUSHIDA and Leon Ruff. KUSHIDA gets an extra ½ star by himself. He hits an armbar suplex into a bridge for the 1-2-3. I’ve never seen that. It’s too much fun watching him figure out how to twist his opponent into a pretzel. 

Pete Dunne looks to take the torch from Finn Bálor: WWE NXT, Jan. 20, 2021 - YouTube

4. Pete Dunne cut a scorching promo this week. Clearly the Bruiserweight didn’t spend all his time away getting shredded beyond belief. Finn Balor isn’t going to pass the torch so much as Dunne will break his fingers and rip it out of his hand. Speaking of Balor…

3. The Prince needs a tag team partner to face the Brit-Am Brawlers. Of course he calls in a favor from Kyle O’Reilly. Everybody’s favorite Canadian accepts but clearly isn’t excited about it. Are they letting bygones be bygones? Oh Hell no. I’ve never been so happy to see two guys not shake hands. Gonna be some tense teammates Wednesday night. The little details take it from good to great. Balor and O’Reilly are two of the best. 

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2. First and foremost, wrestling is about the story being told in the ring. However, it takes more than that to create a great match. One of those elements is production. We’re having a nice Fight Pit match. Tommaso Ciampa is whomping Timothy Thatcher on the platform above the ring. Then we go to a commercial. When we get back, the two men are in the ring?!?! No explanation. No split screen with “Here’s what happened during the break.” The production crew could not have screwed that up any worse. It was like reading a 10-chapter book that’s missing chapters 3-6. Awful.

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1. Announcing is another element that can make or break a match. I can almost forgive Wade Barrett for screaming like he’s watching his mom die in a house fire. Here’s what I won’t forgive. Did you know there’s only been one other Fight Pit in history? And Timothy Thatcher is undefeated in the Fight Pit?? Did I mention that this was only the second Fight Pit in history? The second one! In history! And Thatcher is undefeated in the Fight Pit? Because this is only the second one in history! AND THATCHER WON THE FIRST AND ONLY OTHER FIGHT PIT!!!  I spent half the match wishing Ciampa and Thatcher would join forces to kick the crap out of the announce team. Better announcing and better production could have made this the match it deserved to be.


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Cook’s 2021 AEW Dynamite Awards Preview

Steve Cook is here to preview the 2021 AEW Dynamite Awards?!?! Check it out, you won’t be disappointed.

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Steve Cook is here to preview the 2021 AEW Dynamite Awards?!?! Check it out, you won’t be disappointed.

It’s Awards Season! Maybe it’s just me, but it feels like pro wrestling has more awards with each passing year. In addition to the Wrestling Observer, 411mania & countless other media outlets presenting awards, promotions do their own as well. WWE has the Slammys & the NXT Year-End Awards. Impact Wrestling has had their own awards since around the start of their company.

It only makes sense for AEW to add themselves to the mix. I’m a little confused by the Dynamite Awards, only because some of the moments nominated didn’t take place in 2020. Some of the late 2019 stuff was included here, which I suppose was in the interest of fairness because early 2020 would have been too soon to do awards. Still kinda off, but this will take care of itself in 2022. Probably.

Let’s take a look at this year’s AEW Dynamite Awards! I’m going to tell you who should win and who will win, so you can win your AEW Dynamite Award pool. I don’t know if people will be betting on these things, but just in case they are, here’s some help!

Best Moment on the Mic:
MJF Campaign Speech “We Deserve Better”
Cody Rhodes Accepts Mr. Brodie Lee’s Dog Collar Match Challenge
Jon Moxley “Accepts” The Inner Circle Invitation From Jericho
Brandi Rhodes Confronts Jade Cargill
Orange Cassidy Debates With Chris Jericho

Who Should Win: Orange Cassidy Debates With Chris Jericho

Honestly, one of the biggest travesties committed by the selection committee is the lack of Eddie Kingston in this category. Completely ridiculous. That being said, there aren’t any duds listed here. Brandi’s inclusion probably gets some heat from people, but her going off on Jade was tremendous. Orange’s performance against Jericho in the debate was some pretty good stuff & showed a different side of Mr. Cassidy than we’re accustomed to seeing. I’d give the award to him.

Who Will Win: Orange Cassidy Debates With Chris Jericho

We’re talking about Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Most Popular Wrestler of the Year here, along with the Demo God. Their star power carries them to the top of the polling.

Biggest Surprise:
Matt Hardy’s Debut
Jake “The Snake” Roberts Confronts Cody Rhodes
Brodie Lee Arrives As The Exalted One
Sting’s AEW Debut
Miro Revealed As The Best Man

Who Should Win: Jake “The Snake” Roberts Confronts Cody Rhodes

Your vote here will largely depend on your fandom of the wrestler involved. Matt Hardy fans will vote for Matt Hardy. Fans of underutilized WWE talent may go for Brodie or Miro. Sting’s popularity speaks for itself. For me, it goes back to Jake The Snake being my first favorite professional wrestler. Seeing him again, especially seeing him over the issues that had plagued him for decades, was a tremendous moment.

Who Will Win: Sting’s AEW Debut

“IT’S STING!” is all that needs to be said here.

Biggest Beatdown:
The Inner Circle Jumps Orange Cassidy
The Dark Order Attacks the Nightmare Family
Nyla Rose Puts Riho & Shida Through Tables
Brian Cage Sneak Attack On Jon Moxley
The Nightmare Family And Inner Circle Brawl

Who Should Win: The Dark Order Attacks The Nightmare Family

Brodie Lee’s destruction of Cody to win the TNT Championship really put Dark Order on the map as a force to be reckoned with. My favorite part of the beatdown: we didn’t see all of it. Dustin Rhodes & QT Marshall were drug out from the back, explaining why they didn’t come out to help Cody earlier. Arn Anderson took some shots like a champ, and Brandi got choked out by Anna Jay. By the time the old TNT belt had been deposited on Cody’s carcass, the message had been sent loud & clear.

Who Will Win: The Nightmare Family And Inner Circle Brawl

This fight had a little bit of everything. MJF as a good guy. Cody smashing a window. Diamond Dallas Page looking like he could make one more run. Dippin’ Dots. Chris Jericho screaming about how he had a ticket. A hot crowd. What’s not to like?

High Flyer:
Rey Fenix
Marq Quen
Nick Jackson
Pac

Who Should Win: Rey Fenix

All four of these guys are insane, but nobody brings the insanity like Fenix. That guy just doesn’t care as long as he does as many flips as humanly possible. He & Penta were deserving winners of most web sites’ Most Underrated award, maybe he’ll get some recognition here.

Who Will Win: Nick Jackson

Fenix & Pac split the vote of Death Triangle fans, enabling Nick to ride the support of Elite fans to the crown.

Hardest Moment To Clean Up After:
Orange Cassidy Drops OJ on Inner Circle
Parking Lot Brawl
Bunkhouse Match
Big Swole Dumps Garbage On Dr. Britt Baker

Who Should Win: Orange Cassidy Drops OJ On Inner Circle

The Parking Lot Brawl is my favorite moment on the list, but the damage was largely contained to the parking lot. Big Swole’s garbage ended up in Dr. Baker’s Popemobile, not scattered all over the place. The Bunkhouse Match went everywhere and definitely deserves consideration, but the OJ incident resulted in a ruined suit & ring canvas. Definitely tough to get that stuff out.

Who Will Win: Parking Lot Brawl

People get a chance to vote for this, they probably will. Orange is represented in this one too, so it’s all good.

Biggest WTF Moment:
Cody Moonsaulting Off The Steel Cage
Sammy Guevara Is Hit By The Golf Cart
The Young Bucks Frog Splash Off The Stadium Railing
MJF Lashes Cody Rhodes
Bloody Dr. Britt Baker vs. Hikaru Shida
Kenny Omega Wins AEW World Championship and Walks out of AEW

Who Should Win: Sammy Guevara Is Hit By The Golf Cart

All these moments definitely had an element of craziness, but they all pale in comparison to Sammy getting hit by the golf cart. Like, who willingly does that? Definitely something people shouted “WTF?” at.

Who Will Win: Kenny Omega Wins AEW World Championship and Walks out of AEW

We certainly saw some funny business coming when Don Callis started appearing to call big Kenny matches. Nothing quite like what we’ve gotten, where AEW is regularly making their presence felt on Impact Wrestling’s AXS TV show while Omega & Callis have joined forces with the Good Brothers to re-live their New Japan glory days. Recency bias & the general craziness of AEW & Impact crossing over make this a solid pick.

LOL Moment:
Jericho & MJF: Le Dinner Debonair
Dr. Britt Baker Waxes Tony Schiavone
Young Bucks Super Kick MJF Into Cruise Ship Pool
The Inner Circle Las Vegas Trip

Who Should Win: The Young Bucks Super Kick MJF Into Cruise Ship Pool

I’m a simple man. Anytime somebody gets thrown into a pool on a wrestling show, I laugh and cheer. As creative as Jericho & MJF’s musical number was, and as crazy as that Vegas trip was, and as much as I love Britt & Tony’s chemistry together, give me the classics every time. Man gets thrown into pool. Simple, yet effective.

Who Will Win: Jericho & MJF: Le Dinner Debonair

MJF needs another plaque honoring his musical performance to carry around. As Owen Hart & Scorpio Sky could tell you, one trophy is always better than two.

Best Twitter Follow:
MJF
Orange Cassidy
Dr. Britt Baker
Nyla Rose

Who Should Win: MJF

Dude just talks shit about everybody under the sun. Even Negative One, for heaven’s sake!

Who Will Win: Orange Cassidy

Twitter was made for people like Orange, who have no problem keeping their thoughts under 140 characters. I’m also good at it!

Breakout Male Star:
Orange Cassidy
Darby Allin
Eddie Kingston
John Silver

Who Should Win: Eddie Kingston

I can make a really good argument for every single nominee. We’ve already seen Orange’s name pop up a few times here, it’s no secret that he had an outstanding year. Darby is the current TNT Champion and has proven his worth every time we’ve seen him in the ring. The Brian Cage match took place after voting started, but it was evidence of why Allin deserves to win an award like this, and deserves his spot as TNT Champion and the man that Sting has chosen to carry on his legacy. Don’t get me started on Johnny Hungiee, once he started showing his personality on Being The Elite, everybody fell in love with the guy.

Eddie Kingston only went from needing to sell his wrestling boots to pay the rent to being one of AEW’s brightest stars. Those of us who were familiar with his work in the indies or in Impact wrestling knew about it. All Eddie needed was a chance, and he’d take care of business. That’s exactly what he did, and he’ll be in AEW as long as he wants to be.

Who Will Win: Darby Allin

It’ll be well-deserved, too. Nobody can deny that Darby brings it every time he’s out there. The man might be 170 pounds fully clothed with some chains, but his toughness and inability to quit can’t be denied.

Breakout Female Star:
Anna Jay
Tay Conti
Big Swole
Penelope Ford
Hikaru Shida

Who Should Win: Anna Jay

Anna had less than ten matches before getting on AEW television, and she immediately proved that she belongs. She can only get better in the ring, and she already performs at an acceptable level. Her only weakness? She always corpses when John Silver is being peak John Silver. I can’t really blame her for it.

Who Will Win: Hikaru Shida

I mean, she is the AEW Women’s Champion. Which is at least the second most important championship in the women’s division. It’s no fault of Shida’s, she does good work, but I don’t really see that connection between her and the audience.

Bleacher Report PPV Moment of the Year:
Stadium Stampede
Jon Moxley Wins AEW World Championship
Shida Wins AEW Women’s World Championship
Kenny Omega & Adam “Hangman” Page Defeat The Young Bucks
Darby Allin Defeats Cody Rhodes For TNT Title
Young Bucks Win AEW World Tag Title

Who Should Win: Jon Moxley Wins AEW World Championship

Tons of good contenders here, but it’s tough to argue against Mox knocking off Le Champion at Revolution. He was the right man to take the title from Chris Jericho at the right time, and few champions could have carried AEW through this weird year like Moxley did.

Who Will Win: Stadium Stampede

I think the multi-man clustermess has the best chance of garnering the most votes. It was certainly one of the most unique offerings from AEW in 2020.

Will the AEW Dynamite Awards be a unique offering? Tough to say, but you can find out by streaming the show on BR Live next Wednesday! You can also find out how right I was on every single award. It’s a gift.


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