AEW Dynamite: Quake By the Lake Preview and Predictions

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SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 23: Darby Allin visits the #IMDboat At San Diego Comic-Con 2022: Day Three on The IMDb Yacht on July 23, 2022 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for IMDb) /

AEW Dynamite is back this Wednesday and will be broadcast live on TBS from Minneapolis, Minnesota as they present the first Quake by the Lake edition of its flagship program.

AEW’s initial trip into the Land of 1,000 Lakes is looking like an exciting one as both Jade Cargill and Jon Moxley will defend their respective titles and Darby Allin will try to remain undefeated in Coffin Matches as he takes on a man that has had his number in recent weeks.

As we are just over three weeks away from All Out, this week’s Dynamite should start shaping the pay-per-view card scheduled for September 4th in Chicago.

Let’s look at the announced matches for AEW Dynamite: Quake by the Lake and what to expect from each.

Brody King vs Darby Allin in a Coffin Match

Darby Allin will continue his feud with Brody King this week, but this time they will compete in a Coffin Match.

This will be the third Coffin Match in AEW history, and the two prior coffin matches both involved and were won by Darby Allin.

This feud has been very one-sided thus far, with King basically running roughshod over Allin both in the ring and at events such as mall appearances and Comic-Con.

With the Coffin Match pretty clearly becoming Allin’s signature match, expect the face-painted antihero to exact some revenge and upset his larger opponent on Wednesday.  Winner: Darby Allin

Lucha Brothers vs Andrade El Idolo & Rush

In what has become a rivalry forged by disrespect, the Lucha Brothers will seek revenge for the multiple unmaskings that they have suffered at the hands of Andrade and Rush in the past few weeks.

This match has all the makings of being the one that steals the show as the four men involved are all extremely exciting in-ring workers.

Most AEW fans probably expect the Lucha Brothers to pick up a win here as the heels have had a clear advantage up to this point.

But this rivalry feels like it is going to continue to simmer past this week’s Dynamite, and if that is the case, the heels can use the win in this match much more than Penta and Fenix.  Winners: Andrade El Idolo & Rush

Madison Rayne vs Jade Cargill for the TBS Title

After debuting last week, Madison Rayne has wasted no time making a mark in AEW.  It was announced last week that Rayne had answered Jade Cargill’s open challenge and will take on the undefeated champion for the TBS Title at Quake by the Lake.

Rayne is a good signing by AEW, both as a veteran wrestler that can perform well between the ropes, and maybe more importantly, as a coach.

There is very little chance of Rayne leaving Minnesota as the new TBS Champion, but she is an established name in the professional wrestling women’s division and will help continue to build the credibility of Cargill and sell the TBS Champion’s offense.

Cargill’s TBS Title defense at All Out, which should be against Athena, is the next time anyone should even entertain the idea of Cargill dropping her title.  Winner: Jade Cargill

Chris Jericho vs Jon Moxley for the interim AEW World Title

The main event of this week’s AEW Dynamite will be a matchup for the interim AEW World Title between the first and second ever AEW Champions, Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley.

This seems like a filler mini-program while AEW figures out what to do with their interim champion at All Out.

If CM Punk is ready to go by All Out, then the decision for the main event of the upcoming pay-per-view is easy.  If not, then the promotion has some decisions to make regarding its likely main event.

Even if Punk is not cleared to return to action by All Out, this match should end the Moxley/Jericho feud and AEW would be well served to find a fresh opponent for Mox at All Out.

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Jericho has promised to unleash “Lionheart” Chris Jericho for this match.  But it makes little difference which version of Jericho shows up.  He can be “Lionheart”, “Y2J”, “The Painmaker”, “The Wizard” or a hybrid of them all and he still isn’t beat Jon Moxley on Wednesday.  Winner: Jon Moxley