SPOTLIGHTED PODCAST ALERT (YOUR ARTICLE BEGINS A FEW INCHES DOWN)…
AEW DYNAMITE PRIMER
MAY 6, 2020
AIRS ON TNT, 8:00 PM EST
BY JOSHUA CHAMBERS (@JoshuaMChambers), PWTORCH CONTRIBUTOR
This week’s episode will broadcast live from Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida. The 5,500 seat arena hosted AEW’s Fight for the Fallen in July 2019, and will likely be home to Dynamite for the foreseeable future.
ROAD TO DOUBLE OR NOTHING
AEW DARK RESULTS
- 10 (w/Brodie Lee) defeated Ryan Pyles
- Sammy Guevara defeated “The Captain” Shawn Dean
- Kip Sabian (w/Penelope Ford) defeated Colt Cabana
AEW DYNAMITE MATCHES & SEGMENTS
- Lance Archer vs. Q.T. Marshall
- Cody vs. Joey Janela
- Matt Hardy & Kenny Omega vs. Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara – Street Fight
- AEW Champion Jon Moxley vs. Frankie Kazarian – Non-Title Match
— Frankie Kazarian (@FrankieKazarian) May 5, 2020
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) May 5, 2020
AEW Dynamite is broadcasting live again and, frankly, I think it’s a terrible decision. COVID-19 is still spreading unencumbered through the south, and the health and safety of the performers needs to be AEW’s primary concern. Worst case scenario: one or more performers/crew members get sick, someone dies, and AEW puts on a bad wrestling show. Best case scenario: No one gets sick, no one dies, and AEW still puts on a bad wrestling show.
Because it sucks without an audience. It just does. Nobody loves wrestling more than me but I struggle to watch it while it’s missing one of it’s most vital components, the fans! It’s like watching Standup without a crowd. No matter what, it just won’t be as funny. https://t.co/iUeW2rMJmG
— Hurricane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) May 5, 2020
Make no mistake, this show will not be good. The empty arena matches have worn out their welcome, so why not just use what they’ve already taped? Going live again is stupid, dangerous, and seriously disappointing.