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5 Big Takeaways from AEW Dynamite - Feb 8, 2023

It was a truly explosive night for All Elite Wrestling, as Dynamite featured all five world championships on the line, including MJF in action

This week's episode of AEW Dynamite was broadcast LIVE from the El Paso County Coliseum in El Paso, Texas, and the guns were firing both barrels. On what was billed as 'Championship Fight Night', we saw multiple world titles on the line. with all that gold on the line, things started fast and ended furiously.

While the show has been on a bit of a roll lately, this edition was aided by the intrigue surrounding all the title tilts. This included the rarely-in-action MJF gracing us with his presence in the ring. With WWE raging like wildfire as they head toward their elimination Chamber event, Tony Khan offered a little bit of counter-programming on Wednesday night. For the most part, it worked and provided an entertaining evening.

With so much gold being flashed in front of the cameras, it's easy to be blinded by all the happenings on the night. So, with clear eyes, here's a look at five key items that stood out about AEW Dynamite this week:

#1 - MJF took on Konosuke Takeshita in the opener(?) of AEW Dynamite

MJF successfully defeated the rising star from the Land of the Rising Sun, but Takeshita was able to shine brightly once again. He may be a newcomer to All Elite Wrestling, but the promotion's faithful following has taken to him immediately.

In all honesty, the Japanese performer was the one who carried most of the match, although MJF certainly held his own. Inevitably, however, Takeshita would tap out to The Salt of The Earth. He would be assaulted after the bout by The Champ until Bryan Danielson came to the ring to make the save.

This match is another example of a strange phenomenon when it comes to AEW. They often kick off their shows with what should be considered the biggest (or at least close to the biggest) bout of