All Elite has another big show this weekend. It hasn’t had the hype that Double or Nothing did but it still looks like a fun card.
Let’s meet our small but esteemed panel…
Chad French: I write about wrestling on this website. I also enjoy Pabst Blue Ribbon in a non-ironic way. Possible drinking problem.
Drewcifer Jones: Co-host of The Road Home From Wrestling podcast and all around swell guy.
Jamie B: Another lifelong wrestling fan and brings a woman’s touch to this bunch of weirdos.
Chad French: Kenny is their guy man. He lost to 50 year old man last month so no way he jobs on the first two “official” AEW shows in a row, even in a tag match. I take “Team Owns the Company” for the win.
Drewcifer Jones: The home team needs a win here. I’m going with Omega and the Bucks. I would not be surprised to see some shenanigans in this match setting up a new feud for the Bucks.
Jamie B: My guy’s dislike for Omega is contagious it seems, but I can’t deny that pairing him with the Young Bucks creates a very powerful team. Omega and the Young Bucks have a leg up here and will be winning this one.
Chad French: I love Joey’s crazy ass but there is a ZERO percent chance he beats the guy that made one of the biggest jumps in memory. Moxley could be special for AEW and having him lose before taking on Omega seems so stupid that it borders on come 2000 WCW shit.
Drewcifer Jones: This will be insane. I think Moxley is going to be a top guy for AEW. That belief makes me think it’s got to be Moxley that wins.
Jamie B: I AM SO EXCITED! I am such a Moxley mark and I’m glad he is somewhere where he can build his character the way he chooses to. Not to take anything away from Janela, but Moxley is building towards something big here and will definitely walk away victorious.
Chad French: This is Darby’s AEW debut and I am all behind this kid. that being said, I think Cody keeps the momentum going after the emotional match with Dustin. It will be very competitive regardless.
Drewcifer Jones: Cody got a win at the last show. This is an opportunity for him to put over a young guy. Darby wins.
Jamie B: Allin made his debut in 2015, has had matches against Velveteen Dream, Roderick Strong, Kassius Ohno, Dave Crist, and Brian Cage. He lost all of those matches. Cody is the vet here, but I think Allin goes over and gets a much needed win.
Chad French: Hangman may be the future GUY for AEW so I see no reason for him to drop a match here unless they are pulling the trigger on MJF already for a short feud. Taking Page seems safe.
Drewcifer Jones: MJF is such a sneaky POS, I know he’s going to figure out a way to win this one. For story purposes, I hope he steals the win from Page.
Jamie B: I always have mixed feelings when they stack a match like this, but this one looks interesting. I think Havoc will play this smart, let the other three tire themselves out, then come in quick and steal a victory.
Chad French: Nyla Rose is a damn beast. This will be a fun one but she should get the win here.
Drewcifer Jones: My ignorance strikes again! Let’s go with Yuka Sakazaki because that name is incredible.
Jamie B: Riho and Sakazaki are such amazing talents; more people should know their names. That said, I can’t deny the abilities of Nyla Rose. I don’t think anyone can overcome her dominance; she will be coming out on top.
Chad French: This will be a banger. I’m taking CIMA though because Daniels can always go back to the tag division.
Drewcifer Jones: This is one of those that are hard due to my ignorance of CIMA. Going with Daniels because he’s a guy I’m more familiar with.
Jamie B: I’m very biased here; I’m such a fan of Daniels that I can’t go with CIMA here for any reason.
Chad French: I’m taking Jebailey in this one. I don’t think it will be without shenanigans though.
Drewcifer Jones: I’m thinking I need to watch this show since I don’t know half the people on it. Let’s go with Jebailey because I like his name too.
Jamie B: I have mixed feelings when it comes to hardcore matches. Some are fantastic, some feel forced, some are completely unnecessary. Remains to be seen how this will turn out, but I think Nakazawa has the upper hand here.
Chad French: I’m taking Private Party here. Tons of potential for these guys to be special in AEW.
Drewcifer Jones: SCU will win this. They’re integral parts of AEW and this win will put them in a great (heel) position for the tourney.
Jamie B: Private Party was handpicked by the Young Bucks to join AEW, so that alone makes me think that we’re going to be seeing big things from them. Because this isn’t a win for a title shot, just a first round bye, I think Private Party takes this.
I think we are all looking forward to Saturday and to see how right and or wrong that we were. Thanks to everyone for reading and please come back soon!
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