Well, there certainly has been a lot of wrestling over the last week that I’m not going to touch on, and I’m going to focus on one show. Because I went to it.
I went to AEWs Fight For the Fallen at the weekend, and had an absolute blast. I don’t think there was a match that I would consider bad on the show.
I think that overall the show went a little too long, considering it was outside, and warm, on a Florida summers day, and the crowd was fatigued noticeably after the SCU vs Lucha Bros match.
But, the whole show was excellent. I enjoyed the opening matches, Sonny Kiss was excellent, and Bea and Shoko really took it to Britt Baker and Riho, in a fast paced great match.
The 6 man tag match was good, it was my first introduction to I think everyone in the match, and was impressed at how over Darby Allin was, but he barely got any action time. The match was good, but it was clear that Shawn Spears didn’t really fit in on his team, and the crowd certainly didn’t do him any favours, one way or the other, it just seemed like no-one knew his real role in the match.
Brandi, with the assistance of Awesome Kong took on Allie in a match that served a story and eventually drew out Aja Kong, which from people near me didn’t mean that much.
The Three-Way tag match might have been one of the best matches of the night, and Luchasaurus and Jungle boy showed why they are so popular, and Dark Order reminded me of a team from when I used to watch Chikara, probably because it’s the same team from when I watched Chikara. A fun, active, energetic match that just really showcased that everyone there was great.
Adam Page vs Kip Sabian was next, and it was a good match, maybe it didn’t need to be as long as it was, but it was good. And we got to see a bit of Jericho at the end being heel Jericho and that was awesome.
Lucha Bros vs SCU probably was the actually best match of the night, and it was the first time I think I’ve seen Pentagon, the man who can do it all. It seemed early in the match that he wasn’t really getting the reception he wanted, but eventually, especially when they were cutting their promo at the end, he was getting the best response of the night. It was a very good, fun match, and just showed that Fenix and Pentagon might be the best tag team in the world right now.
I got to see Kenny Omega in action, and it was wonderful. CIMA too, but I was there on Kenny’s side, and it was a great match. It was a bit predictable, but there were some crazy spots in the match, but ended how everyone expected, though it was only Omega’s first win in AEW.
The closing match of the night was Cody and Dustin Rhodes vs The Young Bucks, and it was a good, old school wrestling match, with hot tags, playing a bit dirty here and there, and some classic moves. It was cool to see Dustin wrestle in the flesh, who knows how much longer he’ll be around being active.
It was a fantastic show overall, and I can’t wait to see more.
Have an excellent day! You’re all my favourites!