AEW Dynamite: Preview and Predictions for September 1st, 2021

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AEW Dynamite is back this Wednesday as the go-home episode for All Out comes to us from the Windy City, Chicago, Illinois.

In addition to the four announced matches scheduled for the show, we will also see interviews with both Chris Jericho and MJF as they move towards their match at All Out, a match that Jericho must win or he will never wrestle in AEW again.

And of course, Chicago is the hometown of CM Punk, so it is a pretty safe bet that Punk will be on hand in some way, shape, or form to further promote his comeback match versus Darby Allin.

The four announced matches for Dynamite will continue rivalries that we have seen really heat up over the past month.

Let’s take a look at those announced matches for AEW Dynamite and what to expect from each of them.

Orange Cassidy vs Jack Evans

The bad blood between the Best Friends and the Hardy Family Office reached an all-time high last week as Orange Cassidy and Matt Hardy had a very physical match on last Wednesday’s Dynamite.

The match saw Hardy bleed pretty profusely from his face and to add insult to injury, Orange Cassidy won the match, while his hand was in his pockets no less, as well.

This week, one of Hardy’s hired guns, Jack Evans, will look to exact revenge for the leader of the HFO.

Evans has the ability to be exciting in the ring due to his penchant for high flying.  But he can also be sloppy and at times struggles with timing.  Evans is best suited for tag team wrestling and therefore really shouldn’t have much of a shot to beat Orange Cassidy.

Hardy will most likely be lurking on the outside of the ring and that distraction will keep Evans competitive but in the end, Orange Cassidy should pick up yet another win at the expense of the HFO.   Winner: Orange Cassidy

Brian Cage vs Powerhouse Hobbs

Team Tazz looks to continue to make Brian Cage’s life miserable when they send the muscle of the group, Powerhouse Hobbs to the ring to take on Cage.

The way that AEW had Team Tazz turn their back on Cage and allow Ricky Starks to steal the FTW title from him was well done.  But since then, this feud has seemed like something of an afterthought.  A segment just squeezed into Dynamite wherever they can find a minute or two.

That fact really has nothing to do with the competitors themselves.  Starks, Cage, and Hobbs are all good in the ring, and Starks and Tazz are money on the mic.  There are just there are so many interesting stories in AEW right now.

It’s a good problem to have.

Hopefully, this match will be given a nice length of time on Wednesday’s show as it has been a while since we have seen Powerhouse Hobbs compete.

But at the end of the day, the money match in this feud is Brian Cage and Ricky Starks.  Cage should be able to get through Hobbs and then ask for his rematch against Starks.  Winner: Brian Cage

FTR vs Santana & Ortiz

Two of the top tag teams in AEW will meet again when FTR takes on Santana & Ortiz.

The narrative of this matchup has changed a few times and it is now FTR that feels like they need to get retribution on Santana and Ortiz for causing that gruesome arm injury to Cash Wheeler the last time these two teams met up.

I was really hoping that the first match between these two would lead to a win for Proud and Powerful, springboarding them into the tag team title chase.  But it wasn’t to be.

FTR has still only lost one tag team match since coming to AEW, and it was the match that saw them lose the AEW tag team titles to the Young Bucks.

Will Santana and Ortiz ever get momentum in the tag team scene?  It is really hard to say right now.  The Lucha Bros, Jurassic Express, and FTR all seem to be much closer to challenging for the tag titles than Santana and Ortiz do right now.

But if there was ever a time and a safe way to put Proud and Powerful over on FTR it is now.  The arm injury to Cash Wheeler can be a nice built-in excuse for FTR taking a loss.  Let’s hope this is where, at long last, Santana and Ortiz start their march up the tag team rankings.  Winners: Santana & Ortiz

The Elite vs Jurassic Express & the Lucha Bros

Just four days before the Young Bucks will be locked inside a steel cage for the AEW tag team titles with the Lucha Bros, the two teams will square off in an eight-man tag match, that will include the Good Brothers and Jurassic Express.

As always, Brandon Cutler and Michael Nakazawa will most likely be ringside and ready to play a part in the outcome of this match.

There is a plethora of talent in this match and it should lead to some really exciting spots.  But big changes will be coming for the Lucha Bros soon, and not in the form of the AEW tag team titles.

I really feel like the Lucha Bros are about to turn on Pac and join up with Andrade El Idolo and Chavo Guerrero at All Out.

But if that is actually going to happen the Lucha Bros will have to experience the frustration of not being able to beat the Young Bucks and capture the AEW tag team titles.

And that frustration will begin on Dynamite.

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Look for the Elite to use some of their underhanded tricks to earn a victory on Dynamite and then again at All Out.  This will lead the Lucha Bros to question their choice of staying loyal to Pac.  Fenix and Penta will see if the grass is greener outside of Death Triangle by joining forces with Andrade after costing Pac a victory at All Out.  Winners: The Elite