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5 Big Takeaways from AEW Dynamite - March 1, 2023: A Revolution Is Upon Us

As AEW prepares to leave its heart in San Francisco this week, they head toward a date with destiny at Revolution on Sunday

AEW Dynamite was broadcast LIVE from the legendary Cow Palace in San Francisco this week as the promotion prepares for a big weekend. A Revolution is upon us on Sunday, so the stars were looking to take things home strong on Wednesday night.

There was plenty of action to set up the big event on March 5, as we saw new contenders emerge. There's been a little bit of turnover in terms of TV time lately, and that's been a positive. Much like he focused on when the company initially started, Tony Khan seems more focused on building more stars of tomorrow again.

#1 - The Elite have a really cool entrance... until The House of Black shows up to turn off the lights

Even though they are no longer the wild-eyed youths they were ten years ago, the guys from The Elite are still a lot of fun to watch. Maybe it's the fact that they have never seen to have lost their enthusiasm, but it's still refreshing to see them featured from time to time. And the Trios division is a perfect place for them because they really don't need to be in most prime positions anymore.

Even the entrance theme, with Kansas jamming out 'Carry On', adds to their showmanship. Their arrival is a mix between colorful and campy, but it always seems to be incredibly vibrant.

That is until Aleister Black and his crew show up like someone forgot to pay the light bill. That scary scenario went down again this week. The House of Black walked out of the shadows like a nightmare, putting the final touches on things. With their recent dominance, it wouldn't be surprising to see this treacherous trio take away the titles.

#2 - AEW Dynamite featured a huge new chapter in The Book of Hobbs

For quite a while, many fans and observers have been clamoring for Powerhouse Hobbs to take the next step forward in his AEW career. Now, it seems the former Team Taz member has turned that corner. As it stands, he could be wearing some gold around his waist soon.

Building on his raw potential, the 32-year-old has honed his skills and captured the literal brass ring on AEW Dynamite. He climbed the ladder of success, so to speak, and is now in line for a shot at the TNT title.

He will face whoever comes out on top at Revolution between the man who currently has the belt, Samoa Joe, and the former champion Wardlow. Regardless of what happens this weekend in The Bay Area, look for Hobbs to grab ahold of that cherished championship at some point in 2023.

#3 - The Ladies will settle a few things at AEW Revolution, but they will also likely start a lot more

The soon-to-be-raging war in the All Elite Wrestling women's division should be advanced a lot at the PPV,.The three-way title match with both Ruby Soho and Saraya challenging Jamie Hayter just has an air of a screwy finish about it.

For weeks, Ruby's loyalty has been in question from two very distinct sides. The newcomers from WWE (which Soho herself was at one time) and the locker room of AEW Originals. Ruby's time with All Elite Wrestling, added with her unpleasant departure from World Wrestling Entertainment, would lend credence to the idea that she's a 'team player'.However, if she does end up being a turncoat and handing Saraya the belt, it would be a sensationally scintillating slap in the face of every AEW original.

Speaking of 'originals', there is no one more so than Riho - the inaugural champion of the division. She was back in action this week against Toni Storm in an expectedly good match.

While it's doubtful the tiny little lady from The Land of the Rising Sun will ever reach that world title level in AEW again? It's still a positive to see her return from time to time, especially considering her ties to the company's early days.

#4 - Could Orangehausen be the next AEW World Tag Team Champions?

With Best Friends unable to compete, the quirkiest man in show business had a very nice, very evil idea: Danhausen suggested that he and Orange Cassidy could fill in for them in the Casino Royale elimination match.

The tag team that came out on top would be added as the fourth duo in a multi-team match for the AEW titles at Revolution. The other three teams are The Acclaimed, Jeff Jarrett & Jay Lethal, and the current champs, The Gunn Club.

Mind you, Orange Cassidy had already wrestled earlier in the night, defending his All-Atlantic title against Big Bill. He was nursing his injuries in the back, and interviewer Renee Paquette really sold it. As did the television commentators, but The Freshly Squeezed One shrugged it off. He simply replied: "I don't care."

Danhausen would eliminate both The Butcher and The Blade to clinch the win for the makeshift team. They will go on to the big event on Sunday, with Cassidy looking to become a double champion. That wouldn't be surprising, as he has been on a tremendous winning streak lately.

#5 - Bryan Danielson means F***ING BUSINESS

The Iron Man showdown is set and the gold will be on the line Sunday. The man known as the best wrestler in the world will step between the ropes against one of the industry's brightest stars. World Champion MJF defends his title against a living legend - Bryan Danielson.

While just a few months ago, Maxwell Jacob Friedman was the chosen one of the promotion, his first title reign hasn't exactly lit the world on fire. He's certainly not been lackluster by any means. However, he's also not been the breakthrough kingpin of the company that Tony Khan was hoping for when he elevated his young star to that position.

That's why there's reason to believe that The American Dragon might emerge with his first AEW World Championship. And if this week is any indication, the fans would welcome that turn of events.

They certainly were loving it on Wednesday night, when Danielson dressed down the champ. He fired off a genuine insult at MJF regarding his real-life fiancee actually leaving him. He then made sure to toss in a nice, loud F-Bomb (that was censored out of the live broadcast), just to make sure everyone knew he meant business.

The Dragon is breathing fire. And at AEW Revolution? Make no mistake... he's coming for that fucking belt.




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