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AEW Dynamite Results and Review (9/28/22): Saraya Takes Jab at WWE

AEW Dynamite (9/28/22)
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AEW Dynamite Results and Review (9/28/22): Saraya Takes Jab at WWE

AEW Dynamite was an interesting show. With many wrestlers having a home in Florida, Tony Khan sent out a message saying that any wrestler who didn’t want to come to the show, didn’t have to. So you could definitely tell that Dynamite wasn’t as star-studded as it usually is. But that didn’t stop it from being an excellent show. There are a lot of outcomes leading to other matches and storylines which are extremely intriguing. So in case you missed AEW Dynamite, here are the results and my full review of the show.


Bryan Danielson def. Matt Menard

Jon Moxley def. Juice Robinson

Toni Storm def. Serena Deeb

Ricky Starks def. Eli Isom

Chris Jericho def. Bandido


Jericho Appreciation Society Celebration

The show kicked off with the Jericho Appreciation Society Celebration. Whether you love or hate Chris Jericho, there’s no denying how damn entertaining he is. From start to finish this segment was incredible. Jericho proved he knows how to work the crowd and play with their emotions. The way this furthered the story between Jericho and Daniel Garcia was great. Jericho buying Garcia a bucket hat that he hates was amazing.

Also, it seems as if Garcia is officially out of the Jericho Appreciation Society as he and Bryan Danielson are taking on Jericho and Sammy Guevara next week. Danielson attempting to recruit Garcia to join the Blackpool Combat Club was a nice touch. Although, if you ask me, I think he should go out on his own. Garcia is the best young wrestler in the world, so it’s exciting seeing him working with some true veterans in Danielson and Jericho.

Bryan Danielson def. Matt Menard

This match was pretty solid. Matt Menard is one of the most intense wrestlers in AEW and can surprise you with his in-ring abilities. It’s nice to see him back in action since he missed some time following the Blood and Guts match a few months ago. Menard showed he can get physical when needed and while facing Danielson, you need to. He proved he can go with the best of them and really held his own against Danielson, meanwhile Danielson continues to show that he is a top wrestler in the world. Week in and week out, he puts on amazing matches and is a true workhorse for AEW. It’s clear that he is thriving right now and this might be the best Danielson has ever been. AEW needs to put a title on him and not let his current run go to waste.

We Hear From MJF

Putting anyone up against MJF on the mic is a bad decision. That’s a battle MJF is going to win every time. However, this is a good side of Wheeler Yuta. He was fired up, slightly charismatic, and just wanted to fight. Wheeler did do better on the mic this time, but MJF still cooked him. Coming off of last week’s Dynamite, Yuta seemingly held his own on the mic. Overall, the segment was fine and it made the match between Wheeler and MJF official for next week.

Jon Moxley def. Juice Robinson

This match was really fun. Juice Robinson got to show a lot of people how good he is. As much as I can’t stand AEW giving wrestlers who aren’t in their company a shot at the title, this match was great. Also, I’m not a big fan of these title eliminator matches. The champion almost never loses, so no one really believes that the challenger is going to win. As I said though, the match was great. It was hard-hitting and physical just like every Moxley match is.

Robinson showed everyone that he can hang with the champion and proved himself a worthy competitor for the future. Furthermore, Robinson showed his aggressive side during the match. He attacked Moxley before the match started and had a few dirty moves during the match. It was clear that he was going to do whatever it takes to win the match. But ultimately, it was Moxley who came out on top.

We Hear From Saraya

It was nice to see the women’s division get more time on television. Saraya is going to be a big help in getting women the spotlight they deserve. However, the segment felt off. Saraya called out the women’s division to come out to the ring and only about five women came out. Granted, a lot of people probably missed the show due to Hurricane Ian. But if that’s the case, maybe AEW should have scrapped that part.

I’m not a fan of Saraya taking a shot at WWE during her promo. I think the idea of AEW constantly taking jabs at WWE is old. Especially since WWE doesn’t even acknowledge their existence. Nevertheless, it was great to see the women in AEW getting more of a spotlight because they have an incredibly talented women’s division.

Toni Storm def. Serena Deeb

This match was incredible. This is no surprise because both of these women are extremely talented wrestlers. I’m not sure why, but the crowd didn’t seem that into it which is a shame. I think Serena Deeb is one of the more underutilized wrestlers in the women’s division, so it was nice to see her finally get a shot at the AEW women’s world title.

The match was fairly even which was good to see. Deeb proved herself as a worthy competitor and gave everything she had. It makes Storm look better at winning in this fashion rather than squashing someone. It shows she can overcome anything and that in the end, she was the better wrestler. It’s going to be interesting to see who is the next challenger for the title, as it seems AEW is just doing filler feuds until Thunder Rosa is healthy.

Ricky Starks def. Eli Isom

Ricky Starks is one of the most charismatic wrestlers on the planet. It may be a bold take, but he might have a little bit of The Rock in him. He is being criminally underutilized in AEW and I think the feud between him and Powerhouse Hobbs fell flat. The whole feud just seemed off and I don’t think they’re done with each other. Starks deserves a massive push from AEW because he is extremely charismatic, good in the ring, and good on the mic.

That being said, these types of matches are pointless. The purpose of a squad match is to make someone look strong. But how is beating some no-named wrestler in two minutes supposed to make someone look strong? If they’re trying to build Starks up and establish him, this is not the way to do it. His beating some independent free-lancer does nothing for him because everyone expects him to win. The better route to take is to have him beat establish wrestlers in a match that goes more than a few minutes.

Chris Jericho def. Bandido

This match was really good. Chris Jericho showed he can still hang with the guys like Bandido. Bandido is primarily known for his Lucha libre style of wrestling and Jericho showed he can do that as well. Jericho started off his career by learning Lucha libre so it’s no surprise that he can still wrestle in that style today. Bandido is an amazing young wrestler and got to show a lot of people just how good he is on AEW Dynamite. Jericho is proving he is a great veteran by letting Bandido hit his usual move. Typically with older wrestlers, their opponents tend to take it easy and not hit their more physical moves, but that’s not the case with Jericho. Bandido hit some brutal moves, including a suplex from the ring apron to the floor.

The best part of the match was what happened after. Jericho stating he is going to destroy Rong of Honor and everything they stand for is really intriguing. His attacking ROH announcer Bobby Cruise was a nice way to get heat on him. Jericho is set to face Danielson next week after challenging him to a match. It’s going to be interesting to see how this all unfolds.


Overall, this was a pretty good AEW Dynamite. All things considered, AEW still put on a solid show and is leading towards really intriguing matches. Coming off of an excellent Dynamite Grand Slam, it’s important that AEW keeps up with the great shows. However, there are a few things I don’t like about the show with Saraya taking shots at WWE and Ricky Starks’ squash match, but as a whole, the show was solid. Next week, Dynamite is looking like it has a lot of potential to be really good. So we can only hope that the weekly shows are going to get better and better.




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