AEW Dynamite went north of the border this week to present a red-hot episode from ice-cold Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
AEW Dynamite went north of the border to present a red-hot episode from ice-cold Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Three big title matches were a part of Wednesday night's card, as we put Revolution further in our rearview mirrors and looked toward the Spring.
The seasons are changing and a new era of All Elite Wrestling is dawning. After a tumultuous year in 2022, MJF has settled in as the face of the franchise. As he goes, so goes this promotion. With 2023 being a pivotal year in the company's short but complex history, they will lean heavily on their young superstar to carry a lot of the load.
We'll see in the coming weeks if he is truly up to the task.
All in all, things are really looking up for Tony Khan and AEW, as they will be adding some more programming soon on the Turner Network family, and a fresh new mix of talent beginning to take the reigns. As much as this company relied on veteran stars to establish itself in the beginning, it's almost as if we are transitioning to the future - right now.
Having said that, let's take a look at five things that really stood out about this week's show.
#1 - MJF kicked off AEW Dynamite in traditional Hebrew fashion
The AEW World Champion came out in full regalia and wearing a yamulke. He was there to celebrate his birthday, and The Salt of the Earth was escorted to the ring by a bevy of babes. He then informed the crowd that they were there to celebrate his birthday. Then he reflected on his bar mitzvah and said that it would be re-celebrated on this night.
Just as the festivities were kicking off and Hava Nagila was playing, Jungle Boy emerged to crash the party. Jack Perry is way over with the crowd, and he's drinking in their adulation when Sammy Guevara's music. Things were starting to get interesting, when Darby Allin's theme hit, as well.