It’s the go-home episode of Dynamite as AEW heads towards their next PPV, Revolution, this Saturday while NXT builds towards TakeOver: Tampa Bay on WrestleMania weekend.
Here’s what from tonight’s Wednesday Night War.
Dynamite is live from Kansas City and has mostly PPV-focused segments and matches announced.
Jon Moxley and Chris Jericho have their official weigh-in for their AEW World Championship match at Revolution. This feels like AEW’s spin on the classic contract signing, so will undoubtedly have some fireworks after Mox has beaten every opponent Jericho has put in his way leading up to their match on Saturday.
In a huge television match, Pac and Kenny Omega compete in a 30-minute Ironman Match. This is a little removed from Omega’s drama with The Elite, but it’s also good for him to get an opportunity to show off why he’s been considered one of the best workers in pro wrestling for the past few years. There’s every reason to believe that Omega and Pac should work well together and tear the house down.
The Butcher & The Blade take on Best Friends, which likely just an angle for the heels to get more heat as they go over the incredibly over Trent and Orange Cassidy (sorry Chuck Taylor), maybe even breaking up a Hug.
The Inner Circle (Sammy Guevara, Santana, & Ortiz) battle The Jurassic Express, in a continued mini-feud between “Jungle” Jack Perry and Jericho, but this likely ends in a schmoz with Darby Allin, Jake Hager, and Dustin Rhodes crashing the ring.
And after completing all of his stipulations upon beating Wardlow in AEW’s inaugural Steel Cage match last week, what’s next for Cody and MJF ahead of their blood feud match at Revolution?
Over on NXT, they’re gearing up for the final stretch to WrestleMania.
Charlotte Flair makes another appearance on Wednesday night as she takes on NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley’s last challenger Bianca Belair. This could be a way of setting up a triple threat between the three at WrestleMania, or it could simply be a way to give Belair a rub rather than just casting her aside now that her title match against Ripely is in the rearview. Either way, this should be a great match, with feats of strength and power.
After the beat down last week, Tommaso Ciampa takes on Austin Theory. This is obviously just a placeholder for for when “The Blackheart” gets his hands on the man who cost him the NXT title at TakeOver: Portland, Johnny Gargano. Will we finally see “Johnny Wrestling” for the first time since his heel turn at TakeOver? One would like to see that, and really get the feud between the former #DIY partners underway.
The man who defeated Gargano at TakeOver: Portland, Finn Bálor returns to Full Sail to state his next move. Is he back on the path to the NXT Championship and looking to call out Adam Cole? This would be an interesting booking choice, by putting two heels again one another, but Bálor is one of the hottest competitors on NXT right now, and he deserves a title shot at this point.
Dominik Dijakovic also takes on Cameron Grimes, as “The Technical Savage” looks to pick up a win on his way to facing Keith Lee in a rematch for the North American Championship.
It all goes tonight at 6pm EST on TNT and the USA Network!