AEW Mid-Year Awards: Jon Moxley, Orange Cassidy battle for MVP

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Proud and Powerful (Santana and Ortiz) at the Oct. 16, 2019 edition of AEW Dynamite. Photo: Lee South/AEW /

Favorite Tag Team

ChrisKenny Omega and “Hangman” Adam Page. The time will come when “Hangman” finally turns on Omega and the rest of his Elite brethren, but the journey to that point has been fun to watch. This primarily includes Omega and Page’s unlikely run as AEW World Tag Team Champions where they have gelled far better than I thought they would.

Jesse – Proud N Powerful. Santana and Ortiz are so fun and captivating to watch. Their blend of wrestling, intensity, and comedy is a real treat. I feel if, given the right storyline, they could become AEW tag team champions down the road. For now, they are a part of The Inner Circle, one of the most dominant factions in AEW. There may be better teams in the division, but none of them have the sizzle that makes these 2 my favorite tag team.

Erik – Hangman Adam Page and Kenny Omega. My most recent article for Daily DDT detailed my reasons for why I believe “Hangman” Adam Page and Kenny Omega, the AEW Tag Team Champions, are the best tag team in the game today. To put it simply, together, they have made me CARE about tag team wrestling again. YES, it’s awesome that FTR made their way over. YES, it’s awesome the Young Bucks, Lucha Bros, Best Friends, Butcher and the Blade and Private Party are all in the same division (not to mention the Natural Nightmares, Dark Order, SCU, etc.), but Hangman Page and Omega have made me take an interest in who holds those tag team title belts at the end of the day, something no tag team since the freakin’ Hart Foundation was able to do in like 1993. I have always just been a singles wrestling fan – period.

 KevinProud & Powerful. They have been one of my favorite tag teams ever since the LAX vs. OGz feud in Impact Wrestling a couple of years ago. Santana and Ortiz are two of the smartest tag team wrestlers I’ve ever seen. Everything they do makes sense and is clean, and they put over everyone they are in the ring with. Few wrestlers can tell as many-layered stories as them in a tag team environment, and I’d honestly put them over FTR and the Young Bucks in terms of overall ability.

Samantha – Best Friends. They’ve been the most consistent team of the year. They’re so much fun to watch. At Fyter Fest, they had the best entrance ever. As much as I love Omega & Page, Best Friends should’ve won the titles.

Sam Lucha Bros. I’ve been following Pentagon and Fenix since their time on Lucha Underground and was so full of pride when they signed with AEW propelling themselves to the major draw status they already were in Mexico. They have had any number of incredible matches that would justify their place in this category but if I could recommend one in particular I would suggest you  watch this.