AEW Dynamite aired live form the State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois tonight. In addition to the takeaways below, Ray Fenix defeated Trent in a very solid match tonight on Dynamite. It was also announced that The Young Bucks will face Santana and Ortiz next week in a Street Fight.
Here are 6 takeaways from the show:
6AEW’s Audio Issues Detracted From The Opening Match
The Young Bucks & Dustin Rhodes battled Santana & Ortiz and Sammy Guevara in the first match of the night. Once again, the audio was all screwed up at the start of the show. One cannot claim that NXT is the minor leagues when All Elite Wrestling has not figured out their audio issues for weeks now.
The Young Bucks dominated the match early as muffled “AEW!” chants could be heard through the audio on the broadcast. Matt planted Sammy Guevara with several German Suplexes. Inner Circle battled back and isolated Matt Jackson. Dustin hit a Crossbody onto Inner Circle as the audio was finally fixed ten minutes into the show.
Sammy Guevara hit Dustin with a 630 Senton but Rhodes kicked out at two. Nick tagged in and connected with a Bulldog on Sammy. Matt leveled Sammy with a Spear. Nick hit Ortiz with a Superkick as Sammy brought Matt back into the ring. Sammy started vlogging and went for a Shooting Star Press but leaped right into dueling Superkicks from the Young Bucks. Young Bucks and Rhodes hit a Senton/ Piledriver combo for the pinfall victory.
While this was a fun match, it is inexcusable for AEW to still have these issues with the audio. AEW clearly wanted to start this show off with a great match but the audio issues made it a tough watch.