Coming off an excellent episode of in-ring action on Title Tuesday last week, AEW Dynamite will be back on its normal night this week, when it airs on TBS on Wednesday, live from Rosenberg, Texas.
While only three matches are announced for Wednesday’s show, there is also an eyebrow-raising segment scheduled in which “The Icon”, Sting, will be addressing the fans. We will also get the annual Dynamite Dozen Battle Royale, and a couple of very intriguing singles matches including two of the best wrestlers in the world.
Let’s take a look at the announced segments for this week’s AEW Dynamite and what to expect from each.
Sting addresses the fans
This segment has an ominous feel to it.
When Sting debuted in AEW in December of 2020 no one could have imagined that he would have been as active as he has been during his tenure in the promotion.
Sting has had a tremendous run in AEW and it has allowed the legend of professional wrestling to reconnect with his fans and truly leave professional wrestling when he decides and on his own terms.
There is no guarantee that Sting’s address to the fans on Wednesday will be about retiring, but the mind can’t help but go there with an announced segment like this. If this is it for Sting, these past three years have been an absolute blast as we have all had the chance to watch one of the best defy Father Time and do things that virtually no one thought he would be able to do.
AEW Dynamite Dozen Battle Royale
The annual Dynamite Dozen Battle Royale will take place this week, with the winner getting a match with MJF, and a shot at his Dynamite Diamond Ring that he has held since the inaugural event took place.
AEW has not announced the field that will compete in this year’s edition of the match, but the odds have to be on Juice Robinson to come out as the winner.
With Bullet Club Gold spending the past few weeks harassing MJF at every opportunity, including Jay White stealing MJF’s AEW World Title Belt, a match in which Juice Robinson has a chance to take MJF’s other prized possession, the Dynamite Diamond Ring, just makes too much sense to pass on. Winner: Juice Robinson
Penta El Zero Miedo vs Jay White
While Juice Robinson will be busy in the Dynamite Dozen Battle Royale, the leader of the Bang Bang Gang, Jay White will be featured in a singles match with one-half of the Lucha Bros, Penta El Zero Miedo.
Penta’s tag team partner, Rey Fenix, is currently on the mend, so AEW will use the talented luchador in singles competition, starting this week when Penta takes on Jay White.
This won’t be a match where the crowd is on the edge of their seat wondering who is going to come out on top. Jay White will be headlining Full Gear opposite of MJF, so there is no way he is dropping this contest to Penta on Wednesday. But the talent of both men involved virtually guarantees that the quality of the match will be excellent, further accentuating Jay White as a threat to MJF’s title reign. Winner: Jay White
Kyle Fletcher vs Kenny Omega
When Mark Davis suffered a broken wrist at WrestleDream, it left Kyle Fletcher in a bit of a quandary on how the young star of the Aussie Open tag team would be used. To say Fletcher has been given some amazing opportunities would be an understatement. Less than two weeks after the young Aussie shared the ring in a singles match with Bryan Danielson, Fletcher will again be put in a big spot when he goes one-on-one with Kenny Omega.
Kyle Fletcher earned this spotlight match by giving an excellent performance against Danielson. Danielson was able to pull out a win, but it was not nearly as decisive as most wrestling fans expected.
Fletcher is twenty-four years old. He is 6’4″ tall and has good power, but moves around the ring with the speed and agility of someone much smaller. And while no one is happy about the injury to Mark Davis, the injury may end up being the springboard that shoots Kyle Fletcher into a singles run that he may not come back to tag team wrestling from.
As good as Fletcher is, and as much of a cold streak as Kenny Omega has been on recently, it is hard to see Fletcher winning this match. Expect Fletcher to impress again, and continue building up his stock, but Kenny Omega will get a much-needed win here. Winner: Kenny Omega