AEW Dynamite: Fight For the Fallen Preview and Predictions

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AEW Dynamite is back this Wednesday and will be broadcast live on TBS from Worcester, Massachusetts, as the promotion presents its annual Fight For the Fallen episode.

This year’s version of the Fight For the Fallen card is loaded with some of the best talents that AEW has to offer.  There will be two sanctioned AEW Title matches as both the interim AEW World Title and the AEW Women’s World Title will be on the line, as well as an FTW Championship open challenge that has been answered by none other than Danhausen.

This card will also include the return of “The American Dragon” Bryan Danielson, who has been out of action since the Anarchy in the Arena match at Double or Nothing.

This year’s Fight For the Fallen card should be packed full of great in-ring action as AEW starts to shift towards storylines that will carry it to All Out in early September.

Let’s take a look at the announced matches for AEW Dynamite: Fight For the Fallen and what to expect from each.

Bryan Danielson vs Daniel Garcia

The Blackpool Combat Club’s Bryan Danielson makes his highly anticipated return on Wednesday when he goes one on one with Daniel Garcia of the Jericho Appreciation Society.

The importance of Danielson coming back to in-ring action cannot be understated.  With AEW still without CM Punk, MJF, Kenny Omega, and Adam Cole, Danielson’s return gives Tony Khan a star that he can plug into the top of any card in any way that he sees fit and have confidence in the result.

Danielson will also return as the lone active member of the Blackpool Combat Club that does not have a title.  It will be interesting to see if AEW chooses to use that as a dividing line between Danielson and the BCC.

For this week, at least, it won’t be an issue, as Danielson has a triumphant return to the ring.  Winner: Bryan Danielson

Ricky Starks vs Danhausen for the FTW Championship

Danhausen will challenge for gold under the AEW banner for the first time when he answers Ricky Stark’s Open Challenge for the FTW Title on Wednesday.

It there was a title in AEW that Danhausen had a chance to win, it is this one.  However, the better story is after Starks turns away the challenge of Danhausen, a post-match beatdown of Danhausen ensues.

This leads to Hook coming out, and after a brief moment of indecision, saving Danhausen, and officially showing cracks in the foundation of Team Tazz.

This will set up Hook to take the FTW Title from Ricky Starks in the weeks to come.  Winner: Ricky Starks 

Tony Nese and “Smart” Mark Sterling vs Swerve Strickland in a handicap match

Swerve Strickland will be outnumbered on Wednesday night as he takes on both Tony Nese and Mark Sterling in a handicap match in which Keith Lee is barred from ringside.

Normally in a handicap match, the team with two competitors has a distinct advantage.  But when one of those two competitors in Mark Sterling, it tips the scales back in Swerve’s favor.

This isn’t the best storyline for the newly crowned tag team champions, but since it looks like AEW has committed to it they should do it right.

A win for Nese and Sterling would kill some of the angst that Sterling and Nese have towards Swerve, while Swerve figuring out a way to come out on top despite the two-on-one disadvantage will further infuriate the heels as this program ramps up more.  Winner: Swerve Strickland

Thunder Rosa vs Miyu Yamashita for the AEW Women’s World Title

After pulling off an upset victory over Thunder Rosa in Japan, Miyu Yamashita will travel stateside in an attempt to win the AEW Women’s Title on this week’s Dynamite.

Yamashita is an extremely talented performer and is known as the “Ace” of Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling.

This should be a really good match that shows off the talent of both women, but at the end of the day, the outcome is in very little doubt.  There is no way that someone from another promotion is coming on Dynamite and taking a title off of any AEW talent.

And this rule will hold true in this match as well.  Winner: Thunder Rosa

Jon Moxley vs Rush for the interim AEW World Title

Coming off an excellent performance at the Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view against Dragon Lee, Rush will look to continue his momentum when he takes on Jon Moxley in an AEW World Title match.

Much like the women’s title match, the outcome of this contest leaves very little doubt.  However, that shouldn’t keep this contest from being a competitive and entertaining affair.

Mox has been busy since winning the interim AEW World Title, as he has had very entertaining matches with Brody King and Konosuke Takeshita.  This match with Rush should be no different.

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After dispatching a very game Rush, Tony Khan needs to implement the start of a feud for Mox as All Out will be here before we know it.  With CM Punk still on the mend, Mox’s opponent for the upcoming show remains a big question mark.  But hopefully, one that will have a suitable answer very soon.  Winner: Jon Moxley