AEW Dynamite Preview (9/28/22): What Will Saraya Have To Say?
AEW Dynamite is looking like it’s going to be a great show. We are set to hear from two major wrestlers, plus two matches with a lot on the line. We are coming off of a really good AEW Dynamite Grand Slam that featured a few title changes. This is going to be the fallout of that show, so a lot can happen. AEW has been on a roll lately with the Dynamite shows. Let’s see if this one can continue the positive momentum they have been having.
We Hear From MJF
We are set to hear from MJF. MJF returned at AEW All Out and won the casino ladder match granting him a future shot at the AEW world title. On last week’s episode of AEW Dynamite Grand Slam, Jon Moxley defeated Bryan Danielson to become the new AEW world champion. It’s clear MJF has his eyes on Moxley, but when will he strike? On Rampage Grand Slam last week, Hangman Page won a battle royal and will challenge Jon Moxley for the AEW world title in a couple of weeks. It’s unclear who will be the world champion when MJF decides he wants his shot, but one thing is for sure, he will wait however long he feels like.
We Hear From Saraya
Formerly known as Paige, Saraya made her AEW debut last week on Dynamite Grand Slam. She came to the aid of Toni Storm and Athena, after Serena Deeb, Jamie Hayter, and Britt Baker attacked them post-match. Saraya hasn’t wrestled a match in nearly five years. She has been out of action for a while due to an injury. We are going to hear from her for the first time since debuting in AEW. It’s safe to assume she is going to make her intentions well known and put everyone in the locker room on notice.
Juice Robinson vs Jon Moxley
Jon Moxley is one week off from becoming the first-ever three-time AEW world champion. He defeated fellow Blackpool Combat Club member, Bryan Danielson to capture the world title. Moxley and Robinson have crossed paths in a single competition three times. Moxley is currently 2-1 over Robinson and is looking to pick up another victory. This is a world title eliminator match which means if Juice Robinson wins, he will receive a future shot at the AEW world title. These two men were recently involved in a fatal four-way match in NJPW for the IWGP United States championship. Robinson walked away as the new champion and is looking to gain an opportunity to win a second title. With MJF and Hangman Page looming in the background, Moxley is going to need to stay focused on the task at hand if he wants to pick up a victory.
*ROH World Championship Match*
Bandido vs Chris Jericho (c)
Chris Jericho shocked the world by winning his eighth world championship. He beat Claudio Castagnoli on Dynamite Grand Slam to win the ROH world championship for the first time in his career. In his first title defense, Jericho is facing Bandido. Bandido has wrestled for various promotions at the young age of 27. He’s a former ROH world champion in his own right and is looking to recapture the title. Bandido has held various amounts of titles spanning numerous promotions.
He’s a hot young talent that is looking to shock the world and score a monumental victory for himself. A win over Chris Jericho can do wonders for a young wrestler: add the ROH world title into the equation and there’s no doubt how big of an opportunity this is for Bandido. This is the first time these two have met, but Chris Jericho started his career as a Lucha libre-style wrestler, so this is going to be an intriguing match.
*AEW Women’s World Championship Match*
Serena Deeb vs Toni Storm (c)
Toni Storm will be defending her AEW interim women’s world championship for the second time since she won it at All Out. She won the title in a fatal four-way match and her first defense was also in a fatal four-way match where she beat Athena, Britt Baker, and Serena Deeb. Storm is defending her title against Serena Deeb, the professor of professional wrestling. Serena Deeb pinned Toni Storm during a tag team match about two weeks ago. It’s for that reason she has earned a shot at the AEW women’s world champion. Deeb is not one to be taken for granted. Deeb has held a few different world titles across various promotions. She is a six-time OVW women’s world champion and a former NWA women’s world champion. Deeb knows what it takes to win the big match, so Storm has a tough challenger she has to face.
AEW Dynamite has been spectacular as of late. Furthermore, Dynamite Grand Slam was one of their best shows of the year. As of writing this, only these four segments/matches have been announced, but it’s highly likely Tony Khan will add more in the coming days. My only complaint on the show is that AEW seemingly loves to give wrestlers outside their own company, a shot to earn a match for a world title. There’s no denying Juice Robinson is worthy, but there are numerous wrestlers on the roster who are worthy as well. With WWE Monday Night Raw and Frida Night Smackdown having consistently great shows, it’s clear AEW needs to step it up.