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AEW Weekly Recap, April 25-May 1: The Good, The Bad, and Everything In Between

Another jam-packed week of All Elite Wrestling is behind us. Let’s take look back at the full week of action.

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Another week of jam-packed All Elite Wrestling is behind us, so let’s take a look back at the most notable moments of the week. We are currently on the path to AEW’s next PPV, Double Or Nothing, on May 29.

The Good

AEW Dynamite

One of the coolest moments kicked off the week.

Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler opened AEW Dynamite in an Owen Hart Foundation Men’s Tournament Qualifier Match. It started with something I have never seen before, a tag team set to go one-on-one but entered together as a tag team like normal. That was really cool and unique.

Additionally, their match was a throwback in honor of when Bret Hart faced off against Owen Hart. It was also nice to have CM Punk on commentary for this one, as he just loves Pro Wrestling and got to watch a fun one.

Next up was another impressive performance from Wardlow. He was pulling off moves that we normally don’t see from him, but it was even more impressive against an opponent like Lance Archer. We finally got to see the return of Rey Fenix, which was a great sight to see. Now, we can finally wrap up the feud between House of Black and Death Triangle, which will surely make for some fun matches ahead.

AEW Rampage

But Dynamite wasn’t the only show that had some good moments. Friday Night Rampage had a few as well.

Samoa Joe continues to dominate and show that he has what it takes to be a Champion in Pro Wrestling. His match against Trent was solid and it showcased Trent in singles action again.

Additionally, the Owen Hart Foundation Men’s Tournament Qualifier Match between Swerve Strickland and Darby Allin took place. Those two have some history against each other and they were able to show it off in this match. Team Taz still holds some issues with Strickland.

But the best moment of the week took place Friday night as well: the face-to-face confrontation between Hook and Danhausen, which ended in Tony Nese interrupting them. The odd duo sent him on his way and fans in the arena loved every second of it. They even let out a big “Hookhausen” chant. Only time will tell if we will get them as a tag team, but it could work out well for both.

The Bad

The first instance isn’t out-of-this-world bad, but it seems like every week we have a trios match with Blackpool Combat Club. Typically announced right before the show, it just shows them off with no real stories right now. That needs to be adjusted to give them more meaning again.

There was another issue with a trios match, but this time it was on Rampage. The looks were there, but the issue was more in the ring. Having some backup will help Jade in the long run. But the three of them need to get some more work in together for it to all run a bit smoother.

Similar to the statement earlier, Keith Lee needs to get out of the quick matches and get into a legit feud. It feels as if the Jericho Appreciation Society segment this week is dragging out the story. It’s a little tiring seeing a 5-on-3 beatdown weekly. Now, they are going to be taking them out one by one, they said. Who will Kingston, Santana, and Ortiz find to help back them? That seems so far away.

The In-Between

Nothing was wrong with the Hikaru Shida and Serena Deeb match. Those two work great together. But after what should hopefully be the final match for a while between these two, the question stands, what’s next for them?

Also, the 10-man tag including the newly named “Undisputed Elite” was a way for those five to try to come together more like a well-oiled team. The Young Bucks have become very cautious in their approach.

The last thing to look at for the week is the TNT Championship match, which saw another change of belt possession. But you can see a new feud coming and a bit of a face turn for Scorpio Sky, who will now let his friend Frankie Kazarian challenge for it soon. But Ethan Page has his eye on Sky.

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