AEW Dynamite Results and Grades: 30 Years of Jericho

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Tony Schiavone and Jim Ross then announced 3 more competitors for the tournament: Wardlow, Colt Cabana, and Hangman Page. They join Kenny Omega, Rey Fenix, and Jungle Boy.

Kenny Omega cut a promo about the tournament and talked about how he has a history of winning tournaments. He then said, that Hangman, “a tag team wrestler,” even wants a piece of the title. The Hangman Page and Kenny Omega storyline is my favourite storyline in wrestling right now, and this promo was a perfect way to continue the slow build to Kenny Omega and Hangman eventually facing off.

Big Swole vs. Serena Deeb

Deeb took Swole down with a wristlock and headlock takeover in the opening portion of the match. Deeb and Swole exchanged some counters, ending with Deeb hitting a hard clothesline. Deeb then hit a dragon screw leg whip over the ropes, and hit a neck breaker over the middle rope on Swole. Deeb then worked over the knee with a death lock.

Deeb got a near fall and then locked on an octopus stretch. Swole powered out and got a near fall, but Deeb hit a forearm to the back of Swole. Deeb hit a mistimed backstabber, which looked like Swole fell incorrectly. Both women collided in the corner and went down. Swole got up first and hit some power moves and then a headbutt to the chest of Deeb for a 2 count.

Swole went for a springboard off the middle rope, but Deeb countered into another backstabber. Deeb hit a series of pinfall attempts and then went for a straightjacket piledriver, but Swole countered with a forearm. Both women exchanged strikes and then Swole managed to hit a headbutt, a kick, and then a rolling elbow for the pinfall.

Result: Big Swole

Rating: **1/2 (2.5 stars)

This was a decent match here, with Deeb taking most of the offence. This was clearly designed to get both women over, with Deeb getting over in losing.