AEW Dynamite: Fyter Fest Night One Preview and Predictions


AEW Dynamite is back this Wednesday night and will be broadcast live on TBS from Savannah, Georgia.

The Fyter Fest episodes of AEW have taken place each year of AEW’s existence, and this third edition gives us plenty to look forward to on night one of the two-week event.

This year’s Fyter Fest: Week One card gives us a TNT Title match, an AEW Tag Team Title match, and an AEW World Title eliminator match.

With six matches already announced for the show, night one of Fyter Fest promises to deliver some very exciting television.

Let’s take a look at the announced matches and what to expect from each on AEW Dynamite: Fyter Fest, Night One.

The Young Bucks vs Swerve In Our Glory vs Team Tazz

It wasn’t that long ago that Keith Lee, Swerve Strickland, Powerhouse Hobbs, and Ricky Starks had a similar opportunity to win the AEW Tag Team Titles at Double or Nothing. The only difference was that the titles were being held by Jurassic Express at the time.

Flash forward five weeks and the same four men find themselves with a chance at redemption and championship gold, only this time facing The Young Bucks.

While most wrestling fans expected a title change at Double or Nothing, there is little chance of one happening here.  The Bucks just won the AEW Tag Team Titles and are most likely heading down a road where they wrestle FTR at All Out, possibly with four sets of tag team titles on the line.

This has a chance to be the match of the night when all is said and done. But the Bucks will find a way to win and walk out with the gold around their waists. Winners: The Young Bucks

Wardlow vs Orange Cassidy for the TNT Title

Fresh off his TNT Title win against Scorpio Sky last week, new TNT Champion, Wardlow will make his first title defense on Wednesday, and do so against Orange Cassidy.

This is an interesting choice for Wardlow’s first title defense. With both men being faces and extremely over right now, this should be a fun match that has the crowd emotionally invested from start to finish.

That said, there is no way that Orange Cassidy is winning the TNT Title on Wednesday.

However, this match can help out both men a great deal. Letting this match run 12-15 minutes with Orange Cassidy being very competitive with Wardlow, a man that has basically squashed both MJF and Scorpio Sky recently, helps further establish Cassidy as a contender that can win any title on any given night.

A win for Wardlow over Orange Cassidy is helpful to Wardlow as well because Cassidy just had a match of the year contender with Will Ospreay at Forbidden Door and is extremely over right now.  For Wardlow to successfully defend the TNT Title against a talent like Orange Cassidy is a step in the right direction to bringing back some of the prestige that has been stripped away from the TNT Title.

Orange Cassidy will be competitive and there will be some fun spots at the beginning of the match, but our time living in Wardlow’s world has just begun. Winner: Wardlow

Claudio Castagnoli vs Jake Hager

It has been a very successful couple of weeks for Claudio Castagnoli.

Castagnoli made his AEW debut and was introduced as the newest member of the Blackpool Combat Club at Forbidden Door and then topped it all off by beating Zack Sabre, Jr. in a very fun and technical match.  A week later, Claudio also scored the deciding fall in the Blood and Guts match by getting a submission from Matt Menard.

One big spot in the Blood and Guts match was a showdown between Castagnoli and Jake Hager, and the two big men will meet in a one-on-one match this Wednesday.

AEW has a chance to book Claudio in a way that WWE never did: As a top-of-the-card star and one of the best wrestlers in the world.

And with the recent slew of injuries to many of the top of the card performers in AEW, Castagnoli’s arrival could not have been timed more perfectly.

Regardless of the shenanigans that Claudio may have to endure at the hands of the Jericho Appreciation Society during the match, he will find a way to persevere. Winner: Claudio Castagnoli

Luchasaurus in action

Luchasaurus will be featured in what will amount to another squash match this week on Dynamite.

While the heel turn of Luchasaurus may have been a bit of a surprise, it was the right call. The fact that Christian Cage not only betrayed Jungle Boy but also got his tag team partner to turn on him just amps up the heat on Cage moving forward.

Time will tell what will happen when Luchasaurus and Jungle Boy come face to face, but right now the Luchasaurus character is more interesting than he has ever been. Winner: Luchasaurus

Anna Jay vs Serena Deeb

After her turn on Mercedes Martinez last week, Serena Deeb versus Martinez for the ROH Women’s Title seems very likely to be added to the upcoming Ring of Honor: Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view.

To get to that match, we can expect an appearance from Martinez during this segment.

AEW can play this two ways: they could have Martinez interfere in the match, allowing Anna Jay to pull off an upset with a win over Serena Deeb, or they can have Martinez show up after the match to get her revenge.

Since these two seem to be heading to a showdown at the next ROH pay-per-view it seems smarter to keep them both strong heading into that ultimate showdown between the two.  Therefore, Martinez’s presence will most likely be felt in the post-match after Deeb secures the win. Winner: Serena Deeb

Jon Moxley vs Konosuke Takeshita in an AEW World Title Eliminator

After successfully defending his interim AEW World Title versus Brody King last week, Jon Moxley will face a very different type of challenger this week when he takes on Konosuke Takeshita in an AEW World Title Eliminator match.

Much like the rest of this card, there is very little doubt who is coming out victorious in this match.  Takeshita is getting featured here because of his abilities in the ring and he has already put on some very crowd-pleasing matches in AEW against the likes of “Hangman” Adam Page and Eddie Kingston.

While Takeshita may currently claim the title of AEW’s best-kept secret, that is not enough for him to go over on the interim AEW World Champion.

That being said, this is still an excellent opportunity for the young star in the making. Takeshita will be given another well-earned opportunity to shine on a big stage against one of the best the promotion has to offer.

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Big things are coming for Konosuke Takeshita. But a win on Wednesday is not one of them. Winner: Jon Moxley