Dynamite – September 22, 2021 (Grand Slam)

Dynamite
Date: September 22, 2021
Location: Arthur Ashe Tennis Stadium, New York City, New York
Commentators: Excalibur, Tony Schiavone, Jim Ross

We might be in for the biggest Dynamite in history as the show is in New York City in front of about 20,000 people. The card is stacked too and this is giving me vibes of the Raw in MSG debut, which just happened to be twenty four years ago to the day. If it’s close to that good, we’re in for a huge night. Let’s get to it.

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The Wednesday Night Commotion Thread

… featuring Spaniels.

Tonight is  and if you’re not hyped you must not be on the AEW payroll! Preview, courtesy of our friends at AEW.

  • The Dream Match: Bryan Danielson vs. AEW World Champion Kenny Omega, Non-title.
  • AEW Women’s World Title: Dr. Britt Baker (c) vs. Ruby Soho
  • Cody Rhodes vs. Malakai Black
  • MJF (w/ Wardlow) vs. Brian Pillman Jr.
  • FTR (w/ Tully) vs. Sting & Darby Allin
  • CM Punk interview.

NXT 2.0 held up well in the ratings, though I’m personally waiting for NXT 3.11 for Workgroups before I install.

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Dynamite – September 15, 2021

Dynamite
Date: September 15, 2021
Location: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
Commentators: Excalibur, Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone, CM Punk

Things have been getting big in a hurry around here and that is going to be the case again this week. This time around we have the in-ring debut of Adam Cole, which should make for quite the moment. Other than that, Grand Slam is on the horizon and that should be an even bigger show. Let’s get to it.

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The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 04.29.20

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 04.29.20

So this was the last empty arena version of Dynamite before they moved permanently to Jacksonville, which is also the only episode in the entire run of the show that I skipped and decided not to review.  At that point in the pandemic, I just couldn’t watch another empty arena wrestling show without completely crushing my love for the promotion and wrestling in general.  Thankfully both AEW and WWE quickly figured out a way to simulate crowds again and things got marginally better.  And with AEW at their all-time high right now, I figured I might as well circle back and finish off the run of Dynamite with the one I never watched.

Taped from QT Marshall’s secret lair in Atlanta

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & Chris Jericho, with JR of course off to avoid potential exposure to Covid.

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Dynamite – September 8, 2021

Dynamite
Date: September 8, 2021
Location: Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio
Commentators: Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone, Taz

We’re in for a special one this week as it is the All Out fallout show, which will feature a bunch of wrestlers making their Dynamite debuts, or at least making a special appearance. The next major show is Grand Slam in two weeks and that is going to require some building up. Let’s get to it.

Note that I was in the arena for this show, sitting in the lower section, directly opposite the entrance ramp.

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Dynamite – September 1, 2021

Dynamite
Date: September 1, 2021
Location: Now Arena, Chicago, Illinois
Commentators: Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone, Excalibur

It’s the go home show for All Out and that means it’s time for the big push to the show. As you might have guessed, CM Punk is back in the house and the ovation should crazy all over again. It’s also the 100th edition of Dynamite and that means we might be seeing something of a look back. AEW has always done those well so let’s get to it.

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The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 08.25.21

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 08.25.21

So with my birthday coming up and my family looking for ideas, I’m trying to decide if an Xbox Series S is worth the $379 Canadian, since I can actually get one of those, as opposed to the PS5, which I have no chance of getting my hands on.  I don’t really need the disc drive because I buy everything digitally unless it’s really cheap disc games, and really all I end up playing is GTA5 and Red Dead 2 over and over anyway.  Plus I like the idea of all my previous purchases via Xbox Live magically appearing where available.  Is it worth the upgrade over my Xbox One S?

Live from Milwaukee, WI

Your hosts are Jim Ross, Excalibur & Tony Schiavone

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Dynamite – August 25, 2021

Dynamite
Date: August 25, 2021
Location: UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Commentators: Jim Ross, Excalibur, Tony Schiavone

Then everything changed. CM Punk made his, ahem, surprise debut last week on Rampage in what might be the greatest moment AEW has had in its history. Other than that….I mean does anything else really matter? All Out is in a week and a half and most of the card seems to be set but there are still some spots available. Let’s get to it.

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The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 08.18.21

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 08.18.21

Live from Planet Houston.  Or Planet Covid I guess at the moment.  Maybe now is a good time to give the vaccine a second look, huh Texas?  I think if you’re waiting for herd immunity you might want to achieve it before everyone in the state is in the ICU.

Your hosts are Excalibur, Tony Schiavone and Jim Ross

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Dynamite – August 18, 2021

Dynamite
Date: August 18, 2021
Location: Fertitta Center, Houston, Texas
Commentators: Excalibur, Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone

We’re still on the way to both All Out and the First Dance, meaning we could be in for an interesting night. AEW knows how to put on a good show out of nowhere and things were a little bit flat last week. There is a good chance that they can come up with something big here, as Kenny Omega is not going to be happy with losing to Christian Cage last week. Let’s get to it.

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Dynamite – August 11, 2021

Dynamite
Date: August 11, 2021
Location: Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Commentators: Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone, Excalibur

It’s the Britt Baker Show this week and that is pretty long overdue. Baker has been the best thing about the women’s division, if not the entire company, for a long time now and deserves a big hometown night like this. Other than that, we are getting ready for both All Out and this week Rampage debut. Let’s get to it.

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Dynamite – August 4, 2021 (Homecoming)

Dynamite
Date: August 4, 2021
Location: Daily’s Place, Jacksonville, Florida
Commentators: Tony Schiavone, Jim Ross, Excalibur

We’re back in Jacksonville for Homecoming as we have the fifth week in a row with some kind of a special themed show. That could include a lot of different things, including Chris Jericho vs. Juventud Guerrera of all people. Why? Well he wrestled in WCW in the 90s so he’s fair game. Let’s get to it.

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The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 07.28.21 (Hour Two)

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 07.28.21

Well, SORT OF.  Because the Olympics apparently bumped the show here in Canada from TSN2 to TSN5 tonight, which I didn’t realize until the end of the first hour, at which point I was able to record the rest of the show.  So, here’s the second hour!  Hopefully nothing infuriating went down in the first hour, hahahaha LOL.

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Dynamite – July 28, 2021

Dynamite
Date: July 28, 2021
Location: Bojangles Coliseum, Charlotte, North Carolina
Commentators: Excalibur, Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone

It’s another huge show with Fight For The Fallen. The card is stacked again, including the IWGP US Title, the ten man elimination match, and the mainstream debut of Nick Gage. The latter is going to get the most attention for the sake of freak show appeal, which may or may not be a disaster. Let’s get to it.

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