AEW Dynamite Preview for February 19, 2020

This week’s AEW Dynamite comes from Atlanta, Georgia and features some big matches with huge AEW Revolution implications.

What happened last week

  • AEW World Tag Team Championship: Kenny Omega and Hangman Page defeated SCU.
  • Darby Allin sent in video to challenge Sammy Guevara to a match at AEW Revolution.
  • Dustin Rhodes defeated Sammy Guevara with the Final Reckoning. After the match, he challenged Jake Hager to a match at AEW Revolution.
  • AEW Women’s World Championship: Nyla Rose defeated Riho to win the championship.
  • Chris Jericho announced that he has hired Jeff Cobb to come in and face Jon Moxley next week.
  • MJF defeated Jungle Boy after hitting him with the Cross Rhodes.
  • Jon Moxley defeated Santana with the Paradigm Shift. After the match, the Inner Circle and Jeff Cobb beat down Mox.

For more on last week’s show, check out our Elite 8 Dynamite review

Announced for this week:

It’s hard to know where to even start with this episode of Dynamite as every match on the show is a big one. This is one of the biggest episodes of Dynamite yet so we’re going to start with what could be the opening match. AEW has started their show with hot tag matches many times and there is no reason to mess with a good thing.

This will be Adam Page & Kenny Omega’s second title defense and their second match against the Lucha Brothers. They wrestled the Lucha Brothers on Dynamite #12 and lost due to miscommunication when Page accidentally hit Omega with the Buckshot Lariat. After the match, the two argued and it looked like that might be the end of the team, but they rallied and haven’t lost since.

The Lucha Brothers got the win in the eight-man tag between them and The Butcher & The Blade against Omega, Page & The Young Bucks two weeks ago, pinning Page. So they earned this shot in two ways, by holding a win over the champs before they won the titles and by pinning one of them after they won them.

Nyla Rose had a lot to say during the commercial break last week as she went off on Kenny Omega and the women’s division backstage after her win last week. This week, she’ll get a chance to do that on camera. It is less than two weeks until AEW Revolution so maybe we will get an idea of who she might face at the pay-per-view here.

This will be Jeff Cobb’s AEW in-ring debut and the second time they have ever wrestled one-on-one following their match at the 2019 G-1 Climax.

Moxley is undefeated in singles matches in AEW and has his eye’s on Chris Jericho’s AEW World Championship at Revolution. While Cobb will be looking to make an impact in his AEW debut. Expect this match to be intense and hard-hitting with Cobb looking to prove himself in AEW and earn his money from the Inner Circle.

The most intriguing match-up on this week’s AEW Dynamite as the winner of this will receive a World Tag Team title shot at AEW Revolution. There is a good case to be made for a lot of these teams winning this match and, in a battle royale setting, anyone can. Both wrestlers of each team must be eliminated in this match which adds an interesting wrinkle. Jurassic Express looks a lot stronger with those rules as Luchasaurus will be the biggest man in the match.

The Young Bucks are the favorites here, but they will have a huge target on their backs. (No thanks to Adam Page on BTE.) Other contenders include: SCU who just barely lost last week to Page & Omega, Santana & Ortiz who have a great overall record, and The Butcher & The Blade who have been looking strong of late and have more size/strength than almost any other team.

The main Dark Order team of Evil Uno & Grayson are not in the match and The Dark Order is reperesented by John Silver and Alex Reynolds. Clearly, The Dark Order has bigger plans for them, but with SCU in this match it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them show up here.

This match should be a lot of fun.

The opposite of fun is this match. If the 10 lashings of Cody was hard to watch, this has the chance to do a lot more damage to Cody’s body. This match is no escape, pin or submission only. The way that cage matches were intended to be.

Cody needs to win this match to secure the match with MJF at AEW Revolution. Cody has a 9-3-1 record in AEW with his only singles loss coming when MJF threw in the towel at Full Gear. This will be Wardlow’s AEW  in-ring debut and his first match since September. Much like Jeff Cobb earlier in the night, he should be highly motivated to prove himself here.

With Cody living in Atlanta, this being the first cage match in AEW history, and the match at Revolution at stake, there is no doubt that this will be the main event of the evening. - An All Elite Wrestling Fan Site