All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: Dynamite 3/29 and Rampage 3/31
March 29, 2023 4:39 PM - Season 4, Episode 26 - Subscribe

On Dynamite tonight, for the first time since Forbidden Door last summer, Adam Cole returns to the ring, Jeff Cobb shows up to grab at Kenny's gold, plus everyone's secret favorite Dalton Castle!

The announced card for Dynamite:

Adam Cole vs. Daniel Garcia
No word on whether this match will be for the Owen Hart title that Cole still technically holds ::snort::
Willow Nightingale vs. Ruby Soho

Matt Hardy vs. “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry
Hardy's sneaky-like-a-fox secret plan to make Ethan Page regret messing with him continues apace
Orange Cassidy (c) vs. The Butcher for the AEW International Championship

Dalton Castle & The Boys vs. Blackpool Combat Club -- trios match

Kenny Omega (c) vs. Jeff Cobb for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship
posted by The Pluto Gangsta (7 comments total)
"Oh, cool. I always love seeing what Dalton Castle brings to... oh no... is... is this a hate crime yet?"
posted by Etrigan at 5:38 PM on March 29, 2023 [1 favorite]

I KNOW RIGHT?? I'm controlling my rage by telling myself that this leads to Dalton vs. Claudio at a future PPV.
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 5:40 PM on March 29, 2023

As I've been saying since the Lucha Underground days, the two least realistic things in wrestling are Shane McMahon ever beating anyone and anyone ever beating Jeff Cobb without a shotgun.
posted by Etrigan at 5:51 PM on March 29, 2023

Discussion topic from a Discord friend of mine:
I honestly feel like the whole "Four Pillars" thing was incredibly reactionary when it was coined and it hasn't panned out at all unless Tony Khan plans on booking those guys at the speed of Baba. Jungle Boy still feels like an "underdog" babyface and it also feels like every promo he cuts is the first one he's ever cut at wrestling school, Darby Allin doesn't know how to do anything except throw himself at people, and Sammy Guevara just flat out, no caveat, sucks ass, a bad promo whose only redeeming quality is a trait shared by most good wrestlers in the 2020s, athleticism. To repeat myself, I think it says TONS that they're booking all four of the guys into this main event because, again, none of these guys on their own is selling a PPV against MJF. It's not just that I don't believe any of those three guys can beat MJF, it's that I also wouldn't want any of them to beat MJF, so little is my babyface sympathy for them.
I gotta disagree with what he says about Darby, the idea that he can't be an effective face champion or that he has no artistry or that he doesn't pop the crowd isn't borne out by the crowd reaction. They're right about Sammy though, which is unfortunate because his biggest heel trait is being a "wife guy."
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 6:01 PM on March 29, 2023

Am I a bad person because I want the Hate Crimes Club to just spend the second hour in the ring beating the shit out of anyone who comes out? I think I'm a bad person.
posted by Etrigan at 6:02 PM on March 29, 2023

So many feelings about the Omega/Cobb match:

1) There's just so much of Jeff Cobb, you know? AEW has bigger, taller guys but Cobb just seems denser.

2) Kenny came out to his circa-2018 music "Devil's Sky" music, used NJPW wrestling clips in his titantron, hits Cobb with a ripcord V-trigger... and now suddenly finds himself in need of a new friends when the Bucks and Hangman can't save him... could Kota Ibushi be on the way? Am I just seeing what I want to see?
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 6:15 PM on March 29, 2023

Great Orange Cassidy match as usual, absorbing a ton of offense on his back and sides as usual. Does this weekly open challenge have an endpoint, though? Is someone going to actually pursue the International Title, because right now the champ is elevating the belt, but eventually the belt will need to elevate a new champ.
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 6:44 PM on March 29, 2023

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