AEW Dynamite is back this Wednesday and will be broadcast live on TBS from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
As this will be the last Dynamite before the upcoming Forbidden Door show on Sunday, we can expect a number of matches to be added to the pay-per-view on this Wednesday’s show.
In addition to the three announced matches, Bryan Danielson is scheduled to make an appearance and address his status for both the Forbidden Door pay-per-view as well as the Blood and Guts match that is scheduled to take place on the June 29 episode of Dynamite.
This is a bit of an ominous sign, as the last time we got a somewhat last-minute unexpected appearance was when CM Punk announced that he was going to miss significant time with an injury. Danielson being sidelined for an extended amount of time as well would be a devastating blow for AEW. Let’s hope that Danielson’s segment is just to set up whatever match he may be partaking in at Forbidden Door.
Lets’s take a look at the announced match card for AEW Dynamite and what to expect from each match.
Malakai Black vs Penta Oscuro in an All-Atlantic Title Four-Way Qualifying Match
The ongoing issues between the House of Black and Death Triangle will continue this week with elevated stakes on the line when Malakai Black and Penta Oscuro do battle for the right to go to Forbidden Door and compete in a four-way match to determine the first-ever All Atlantic Champion.
At long last, we finally get a Malakai Black singles match. Since the AEW debuts of Brody King and Buddy Matthews, Black has been relegated to mostly trios matches and has lost a lot of the momentum he had built since debuting and beating Cody Rhodes twice.
But this mini-tournament will give Black the chance to shine in a non-tag team setting once again and he will make the most of it. Black will find a way to beat Penta Oscuro and move on to the four-way match at Forbidden Door against Pac, Miro, and Tomohiro Ishii in what will be one of the must-see matches on the card. Winner: Malakai Black
Will Ospreay & Aussie Open vs Orange Cassidy & Roppongi Vice
Last week’s Dynamite saw the surprising return of fan-favorite Orange Cassidy. Cassidy has been out of action since the Revolution pay-per-view due to injury and will make his in-ring return Wednesday when he teams with Roppongi Vice to take on Aussie Open and Cassidy’s Forbidden Door opponent, Will Ospreay.
This should be a fun match that will combine some great in-ring action and, of course, a little bit of comedy since it involves Orange Cassidy.
As Ospreay and OC head towards their one-on-one showdown at Forbidden Door, Ospreay is undoubtedly the betting favorite. So, it would make sense for this match to end in a way that creates as much uncertainty as possible in relation to the outcome of their pay-per-view match.
And the finish that best produces that uncertainty is to get Orange Cassidy some momentum heading into Sunday.
Look for OC to deliver an Orange Punch and score a pinfall win over one of the members of Aussie Open as he shakes off the ring rust ahead of his big match with Ospreay at Forbidden Door. Winners: Orange Cassidy & Roppongi Vice
Hiroshi Tanahashi & Jon Moxley vs Chris Jericho & Lance Archer
Before their singles match to determine an interim AEW World Champion at Forbidden Door, Jon Moxley and Hiroshi Tanahashi will team up to take on Chris Jericho and Lance Archer.
This is the classic “Can they co-exist?” makeshift tag team match that we have seen countless times before two top-level competitors wrestle each other.
Since Moxley and Tanahashi’s match is the main event of Forbidden Door, there is no reason to have either one of them take a loss heading into the pay-per-view. While it is nice to have Lance Archer back involved in the AEW scene, he is most likely included here to be the one to eat the pinfall.
Tanahashi and Moxley will pick up the tag team win and the show will go off the air with the two of them face to face, staring each other down as they head towards their showdown on Sunday. Winners: Jon Moxley & Hiroshi Tanahashi