AEW Dynamite: Preview and Predictions For July 6th, 2022


AEW Dynamite is back on Wednesday and will be broadcast live on TBS from Rochester, New York, the hometown of the late, great Brodie Lee.

Coming off a jam-packed 10 days that included the Forbidden Door pay-per-view and Blood and Guts, AEW will get back to the task of figuring out how to put on great television without the services of Bryan Danielson, MJF, and CM Punk.

This week, the promotion is presenting a loaded episode of its flagship program, including two championship matches and what may be AEW’s most intriguing storyline right now involving Christian Cage, Luchasaurus, and Jungle Boy.

Let’s look at the announced matches and segments for this week’s AEW Dynamite and what to expect from each.

Scorpio Sky vs Wardlow in a Street Fight for the TNT Championship

The recently finished program between The Men of the Year and Sammy Guevara was one of the most heavily scrutinized storylines that AEW has put forth. The saddest thing about the program was that the TNT Title was held hostage during these tough-to-watch segments and has now lost much of the prestige that the early holders of the title had worked so hard to build up.

The current champion, Scorpio Sky, deserves a much better title run than he has had thus far. It has been a title run dominated by a terrible program and injury. Sky has done the best that he could with the cards that he was dealt, but the man is not a miracle worker.

The fact that this match is being presented as a street fight makes it very possible that Sky retains, as the involvement of Dan Lambert and Ethan Page is all but a given. That outcome would most likely lead to an extended program between Wardlow and Sky but the ultimate outcome of this has to end with Wardlow winning the TNT Title.

Wardlow was red hot coming out of Double or Nothing after a career-defining win against MJF.  The time has come for Wardlow to take that next step and hold gold in AEW. Winner: Wardlow

Christian Cage & Luchasaurus Appear Live

While most people saw the Christian Cage turn on Jungle Boy coming from a mile away, one relatively surprising aspect of this program has been Luchasaurus siding with Cage instead of his tag team partner.

This segment will most likely give us some more of Christian Cage’s brilliance on the microphone, an explanation of why Luchasaurus has sided with Cage, the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Marko Stunt, and possibly the return of Jungle Boy.

The Butcher & The Blade vs Swerve In Our Glory

One of the most underrated signings by AEW of the past year has been Swerve Strickland.  Strickland has played the role of a babyface that is always looking out for himself first to perfection since arriving in AEW.

That coupled with the fact that there is nothing the man cannot do in the ring should have Tony Khan extremely excited as he may just have stolen another “pillar” of the future of his promotion.

While many fans were upset that AEW was already teasing the breakup of Swerve and Keith Lee as a team, their talents would be better served right now in the singles scene, with Lee as a babyface and Swerve as a heel, with the latter being pushed to at some point get a full program against Jon Moxley for the interim AEW World Championship.

At some point, this team will implode, but it won’t be on Wednesday. Swerve In Our Glory will find a way to survive both their opponents and their lack of faith in each other. Winners: Swerve In Our Glory

Thunder Rosa & Toni Storm vs Nyla Rose & Marina Shafir

With both Thunder Rosa and Toni Storm holding recent singles wins against Nyla Rose and Marina Shafir, the purpose of this match is definitely not to elevate one of the heels to challenge Rosa for the AEW Women’s World Championship Title.

Therefore, this match is most likely taking place to further the story of Thunder Rosa and Toni Storm.

Even with Rosa successfully defending her title against Storm at the Forbidden Door pay-per-view, Storm and Rosa have seemed to have each other’s back against all other comers.

But because of a lack of credible heel contenders on the AEW women’s roster that Thunder Rosa has not already beaten, it seems like Rosa and Storm are headed for a rematch in the near future.

And to add some spice to the rematch there needs to be some added tension to the relationship that wasn’t there the first time, and this match is the perfect place to develop that.

Look for miscommunication between Rosa and Storm to allow the heels to steal a win and start the deterioration of Storm and Rosa’s tenuous partnership. Winners: Nyla Rose & Marina Shafir

Jon Moxley vs Brody King for the interim AEW World Championship

After winning the first-ever Royal Rampage, Brody King has earned the first shot at the new interim AEW World Champion, Jon Moxley.

While King was a bit of a surprise winner of the Royal Rampage, he was a great choice in retrospect.

Since his introduction in AEW, King has been relegated to mostly trios matches as a member of the House of Black. His Royal Rampage win will give him a chance to show the AEW audience just how gifted of a performer he is in a high-profile singles match.

This also creates a fresh matchup and challenge for Jon Moxley, as King may have both the strength and agility advantage heading into the biggest match of his AEW career.

dark. Next. Belt or no belt, AEW keeps the heat running through its roster

In the end, there is virtually no doubt that Jon Moxley will retain his newly won title. But this will be an excellent reminder of both how talented Brody King is and how deep the AEW roster is. Winner: Jon Moxley