All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: AEW Dynamite 5/18 & Rampage 5/20
May 18, 2022 5:05 PM - Season 3, Episode 33 - Subscribe

The Owen Hart Tournament jokers will be revealed! Wardlow takes his whipping! Jericho and William Regal meet face-to-face!"

Scheduled for tonight:

-AEW Champion “Hangman” Adam Page vs. Konosuke Takeshita in a non-title match with CM Punk on commentary
-Adam Cole vs. Jeff Hardy in an Owen Hart Cup tournament semifinal match
-Samoa Joe vs. "The Joker" in an Owen Hart Cup tournament first-round match
-Rey Fenix vs. Kyle O’Reilly in an Owen Hart Cup tournament first-round match
-Britt Baker vs. "The Joker" in an Owen Hart Cup tournament first-round match
-Wardlow will take ten lashes from MJF
posted by The Pluto Gangsta (6 comments total)
 
The first joker is revealed: Johnny Nitro a/k/a Johnny Turbo a/k/a Johnny Mundo a/k/a John Morrison... now Johnny Elite.
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 5:08 PM on May 18


Punk's T-shirt game is always on point, but tonight the short says "Abortion Rights Are Human Rights"... at a Texas venue.

Page vs. Takeshita is a great match, despite having been champ for a while every match Page has is booked like a hard-fought victory, no certainties. I hope other NJPW folks are watching and saying "Hey, that should be me out there."
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 5:34 PM on May 18


And the second joker.... MAKI ITOH, who actually did the homework and showed up in some Harley Quinn-looking gear.
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 6:37 PM on May 18 [1 favorite]


And the second joker.... MAKI ITOH, who actually did the homework and showed up in some Harley Quinn-looking gear.

SURPRISE, MOTHERFUCKERS!
posted by We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese at 8:40 PM on May 18 [2 favorites]


I don’t think AEW is quite at the point where both jokers should lose, even to a reigning titleholder and one of the faces of their division. If you’re bringing in Super Secret Famous People, having them get splatted in the first round is a very “We’re better than everyone!” move.
posted by Etrigan at 7:20 PM on May 19


Rampage did a lot to advance the women's division, between the Britt Baker/Toni Storm promo, plus the big confrontations involving Jade Cargill, Red Velvet, Kris Statlander, Ruby Soho and now Anna Jay that advances in several directions. It's smart that the women's side of the Owen Hart tournament is always keeping within sight of the TBS title... plus this match made Kris Stat look like a damned Amazon, my goodness.

Less happy with what's going on with the TNT title: I maintain that the real heelish thing Sammy Guevara and Tay Conti are doing are 1) being two cocky young wrestlers who are super into each other and 2) having lots of PDAs. There's an alternate universe where this didn't have to be a heel turn for them, especially since Scorpio is also trying to be a heel and the crowd reactions seems caught betwixt and between. I hope by the end of Double Or Nothing this ought to be straightened out.
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 11:59 AM on May 21


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