AEW Dynamite: Preview and Predictions for September 15th, 2021

PORTLAND, OR - JANUARY 24: WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan speaks at Wizard World Comicon at Oregon Convention Center on January 24, 2015 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Suzi Pratt/Getty Images)
PORTLAND, OR - JANUARY 24: WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan speaks at Wizard World Comicon at Oregon Convention Center on January 24, 2015 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Suzi Pratt/Getty Images) /

AEW Dynamite is back on Wednesday night and it will broadcast live on TNT from Newark, New Jersey.

The show includes three very solid matches, including the AEW in-ring debut of Adam Cole.  There is also an announced segment in which Bryan Danielson will address Kenny Omega, and CM Punk will join the broadcast team, which is sure to enrage another member of the broadcast team, by the name of Tazz.

As exciting as all of the new signings are for AEW and its fans, it will be very interesting to see how good of a job the promotion does of including all the new talent, while not pushing the existing talent to the back of the line.

AEW has done a nice job of this so far.  But as more big-name wrestlers near the end of their existing contracts and turn their eyes to signing with AEW, this task is going to get tougher and tougher if the promotion continues to sign talent at its current pace.

But that is a problem to worry about in the future.  In the present, AEW is the hottest wrestling promotion on the planet and every episode of Dynamite is a chance to improve on that momentum.

So let’s take a look at the announce match card and what we can expect on Wednesday night.

Who should we expect to win the announced matches on this week’s AEW Dynamite?

Darby Allin vs Shawn Spears

This whole program is a bit of a disappointment.  Two years ago it would have been just fine, but it seems out of place now.

Darby Allin, one of the most popular stars in AEW, and the one that they trusted in CM Punk’s return match.  So the fact that he is now feuding with Shawn Spears is somewhat frustrating.

Nothing against Spears.  The man is a veteran of the sport and plays his role nicely in AEW.  But this still feels like a step back for Darby.

Not to mention the possibility of a teased upcoming match between Sting and Tully Blanchard that AEW should just not even consider giving television time to.

But let’s focus on Spears and Allin for now.

We can expect a good match here as Spears is a capable wrestler and both he and Darby are phenomenal sellers.

This should be your typical Darby Allin match in which he is brutalized by a much larger opponent for the majority of the contest before digging deep and finding a way to get a victory.

The question is will this be a one-and-done, or are we heading for some sort of series of matches involving Sting and Tully Blanchard, either in a tag team or singles setting at some point in the future?

Let’s hope Darby picks up the win and he and the Stinger move on.  Winner: Darby Allin

Leyla Hirsch vs Jade Cargill

Leyla Hirsch (4’11” tall) will take on Jade Cargill (5’10” tall) in a match that should be interesting for a number of reasons, one of which is the extreme height difference between the two women.

Hirsch is definitely one to keep an eye on as a future star in the promotion.  Her in-ring work gets better on a weekly basis and she is coming off what was an absolutely fantastic match against Kamille for the NWA Women’s Title.

But in Cargill, Leyla Hirsch is running into a buzzsaw.

Cargill has all the tools and is just working on gaining experience before she undoubtedly takes over the AEW women’s division in the near future.

Cargill already has a couple of impressive wins over Red Velvet and Kiera Hogan, and a win over Hirsch here will help Cargill continue to elevate her status in AEW’s women’s division as she continues her undefeated march towards the AEW Women’s Title.

Cargill is the future of the AEW women’s division.  The only question is how long that future takes to become the present.  Winner: Jade Cargill

Adam Cole vs Frankie Kazarian

This is going to be a can’t miss type of match.

On one side, you have the newest member of the Elite, making his AEW in-ring debut and you just know he wants to prove that he is just as good in the ring as Omega and the Young Bucks to the AEW fans.

On the other side, you have a man that watched his long-time tag team partnership with Christopher Daniels disintegrate because of an underhanded loss to the Young Bucks.  And he has made it his mission to disrupt the Elite at every turn ever since.

So the story and the in-ring psychology are already in place.  And in Adam Cole and Frankie Kazarian, you have one of the very best in-ring workers in the world taking on one of the most underrated performers in all of professional wrestling.

Adam Cole is obviously winning this match, but that does nothing to detract from how great this match should be.

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Cole will prove why he just may be as important of a signing as both CM Punk and Bryan Danielson and Frankie Kazarian will remind us just how good of a wrestler he is, albeit, in a losing effort.  Winner: Adam Cole