A solid episode of AEW Dynamite helped set up multiple storylines and advanced some angles as we get closer and closer to Revolution
It was a night when All Elite Wrestling looked to dot the 'i' in Ohio, as Dynamite was broadcast live from the Buckeye State.
After weeks of having the afterburners on high, Tony Khan may have taken his foot off the pedal a bit this week. But not much, as he continued with another quality program this week. The promotion is trudging closer to AEW Revolution on March 5, so they have plenty of time to put together one hell of a super card.
Two big title matches took place and a couple of scores were settled in a fun two hours. It's pretty clear that whatever hiccups the company experienced in 2022 are starting to get further and further away in their rearview mirror.
Having stated that - here's a closer look at five big points on the night that really defined this week's episode of AEW Dynamite:
#1- Jon Moxley vs. Adam Page was supposed to bring closure, but only brought more questions
This program has been running for weeks now, and there have been hints of heel turns and even a partnership. Some of that was supposed to come to a head this week, at least if you believe the online experts. Instead, the situation may be cloudier than it's been yet.
Much like several of his roster mates, Mox continues to use the martial arts technique known as AEW-Fu, which is a mix of Japanese Strong Style and bar fighting. It basically uses pummeling as an art form. Unfortunately, they still haven't started teaching to kinds at the local YMCA.
And in another of Moxley's trademarks, there was plenty of bloodletting going on this match as well. Midway through the bout, The Wild Thing came up with a crimson mask. It was around this same time that the tide seemed to be turning in Page's favor. The Hangman was going in for the kill and the opportunity to put an end to this rivalry.
Instead, Mox caught Page for a quick 1-2-3 rollup when Page tried to lock him in his own submission hold, the bulldog chokehold. It was a nice counter finish and one that you would think would have gained the cowboy's admiration.