All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: March 20, 2024 (+ live Rampage following)
March 20, 2024 4:39 PM - Season 5, Episode 25 - Subscribe

March Madness means we get three hours live tonight, as Rampage gets added on here. Look at this poster. How friggin' sweet is that poster? Watch Eddie cut a promo honoring the Briscoes and barely sparing a thought for Okada. Kayfabe is alive and well in this man's heart. Tonight Eddie defends his title against The Rainmaker, Copeland & Christian will make each other suffer, plus TWO women's tag matches, Hook, Jericho, Shibata, Takeshita, Will Ospreay, Mercedes Moné...

The announced card for tonight:

Chris Jericho vs. Hook -- non-title match

"We'll hear from" Mercedes Moné, Swerve Strickland, and Will Ospreay (probably not all in the ring together, but wouldn't that be fun?)

"Timeless" Toni Storm & Mariah May vs. "La Virtuosa" Deonna Purrazzo & "La Mera Mera" Thunder Rosa

AEW Continental Championship Match: Eddie Kingston (c) vs. Kazuchika Okada

TNT Championship "I Quit" Match: Christian Cage (c) vs. Adam Copeland
Katsuyori Shibata in action

Konosuke Takeshita vs. "Azúcar" Rocky Romero

Street Fight Tag Match: Kris Statlander & Willow Nightingale vs. Julia Hart & Skye Blue

AEW World Tag Team Championship Tournament Match: "Best Friends" (Orange Cassidy & Trent Barreta) vs. The Don Callis Family (Will Ospreay & Powerhouse Hobbs)
posted by The Pluto Gangsta (7 comments total)
Oh man, I thought I was prepared for Eddie to lose but I wasn’t. We likely won’t see any rematch at Dynasty, because Eddie now has to focus on defending his ROH championship at Supercard.

The match took its time, each strike being paced and measured out. Okada managed to block or truck through most of Eddie’s offense, and Eddie could only dodge the big lariat once before it landed, still one of the most protected moves in wrestling.
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 5:46 PM on March 20

People can say it’s wrong for Jericho to keep getting his storylines hooked into rising young talent, but you can’t say hey’s too precious to sell their offense. Eat a dozen suplexes, why don’t you?
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 5:54 PM on March 20

Rosa tags herself in to earn a pin on Toni, which slightly peeves Deonna. Seems to be leading to Rosa getting a rematch for the title she never lost.
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 6:24 PM on March 20

Ha ha that “I Quit” match was sick and extremely Canadian.
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 7:10 PM on March 20

Whoops, it’s Kyle Fletcher and Powerhouse Hobbs, Will Ospreay only showed to cut a good promo and book himself a Shibata match for next week.
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 7:21 PM on March 20

A friend pointed out that since Adam Copeland’s victory happened after the 2-hour show mark, it’s technically the first time a title has changed hands on Rampage in over a year.
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 7:42 PM on March 20

The women’s street fight that main-evented the 3rd hour started off with some great visuals — I especially liked Julia Hart dragging a kendo stick behind her like an anime character— got a little bit draggy and messy in the middle, but made up for it by all four women totally committing to the hardcore stipulation. Honestly I’m surprised there wasn’t more blood besides a few scrapes and cuts, especially after those disturbing thumbtack spots.

If the match had a larger story, I suppose it was that Kris and Willow, despite being the hossier pair — witness Willow giving Skye a Death Valley driver from the apron through the tables — were not able to guard each other’s backs.
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 2:07 PM on March 21

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