9 Ups & 1 Down From AEW Dynamite (Sep 16)

9 Ups & 1 Down From AEW Dynamite (Sep 16)


One week removed from hitting more than one million viewers for the first time since last October, All Elite Wrestling came through with the best episode of Dynamite since slithers of fans were allowed back into Daily’s Place, knocking it out the park after the previous show’s seven-figure table-setting.

This was outstanding professional wrestling television. A sense of chaos punctuated every action, with simmering storylines either outright exploding or coming dangerously close to doing so, from the main event scene to the tag division’s middle reaches. The AEW Title, Women’s Title, and Tag Team Title pictures all had great nights, and while the follow-up on last week’s Miro debut was subdued, so segment dropped a huge tease of what’s to come, alleviating many a concern implanted after the ‘Best Man’s’ unveiling.

Subjectivity ultimately preventing this from being a 0 Downs episode. Either way, it’s tough to argue that this was one of Dynamite’s finest episodes since debuting on TNT. This was a brand that hasn’t always delivered at a high level over the past few months firing on all cylinders, giving them an outstanding chance of scoring big numbers again – though the Wednesday Night Wars’ return will stymie aspirations of another million.

Let’s light the fuse…

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