AEW Dynamite Preview for February 26, 2020

AEW Dynamite Preview for February 26, 2020

This week’s AEW Dynamite comes from Kansas City, Missouri and is the last AEW show before AEW Revolution this Saturday.

What happened last week

  • The Young Bucks won the Tag Team Battle Royal and will get a World Tag Team Championship match at AEW Revolution.
  • Kris Statlander defeated Shanna with the Big Bang Theory.
  • Tony Schiavone interviewed Nyla Rose who talked about how the AEW Women’s Championship was power that she held which brought out Kris Statlander and then Big Swole. The three argued before officials came out to separate them. Kris Statlander vs. Nyla Rose for the AEW Women’s Championship was made official for AEW Revolution.
  • Jon Moxley defeated Jeff Cobb with a small package.  after the match, the Inner Circle beat down on Moxley and Dustin Rhodes before a returning Darby Allin made the save.
  • AEW Tag Team Championship Match: Kenny Omega & Hangman Adam Page defeated the Lucha Bros (Pentagon & Fenix) with the Buckshot Lariat/V-Trigger combination.
  • Steel Cage Match: Cody Rhodes defeated Wardlow after a moonsault from the top of the cage.

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

Announced for this week:

The feud between the Inner Circle and the Jurassic Express continues here. It was made official this week that Sammy Guevara would face Darby Allin at AEW Revolution and Jake Hager is also wrestling at the show against Dustin Rhodes. That leaves Santana & Ortiz as the only Inner Circle members without a match at the pay-per-view.

This is a rematch of sorts from the Jericho Cruise episode of Dynamite where The Inner Circle  team of Chris Jericho, Ortiz & Santana defeated The Jurassic Express.

This match was set-up in the Tag Team Battle Royale last week as these teams had a problem with each other throughout. We also saw The Bunny kick Orange Cassidy in the crotch on the outside of the ring.

The latest AEW Tag Team Rankings have the Best Friends ranked #5 with The Butcher & The Blade unranked.

This will be an official weigh-in for the match at AEW Revolution. The AEW World Championship division is an open-weight division so it’s not exactly clear why they need a weigh-in, but there will be one here.

This is the last time these two will be in the same ring at the same time before their match at AEW Revolution. It would not be surprising at all to see Jeff Cobb or members of the Inner Circle getting involved here.

This is one of the best built matches in AEW history as Kenny Omega wrestled PAC for the first time way back at AEW All Out. That loss really sent Kenny on a spiral where he ended up losing at AEW Full Gear to Jon Moxley as well. The two then had a rematch in November (in the same arena) where Kenny Omega got the win. PAC has been trying to get his rematch ever since to prove that he is the better wrestler and finally gets it here in a 30-minute Iron Man match.

For fans who are missing “the old Kenny”, this is the match for you. Kenny and PAC do magic in the ring every time and we could see a contender to last week’s Best Match in Dynamite history here. This is a pay-per-view quality match, a week before the pay-per-view.

On paper, this match has nothing to do with this Saturday’s Young Bucks vs. Omega & Page match, but it would not be a surprise to see this tie into that match somehow.

That’s all that is announced right now, but expect some women’s division action and more build for AEW Revolution with only six matches currently announced.

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