AEW Revolution Preview

Yes, this site still exists! And we're here with a preview of the upcoming AEW pay-per-view: Revolution. That's right, I'm actually going to order a wrestling pay-per-view. 

Growing up, I nearly bankrupted my mom buying every WWF/E pay-per-view, but it's been at least 15 years since I've ordered one. I watch the big ones on the WWE Network, but that's not the same as paying money for a specific show and that show alone. But AEW has won me over.

For the last month or so, Dynamite has been an excellent show. Before AEW started, I was worried that it would be all spots and work rate and no storylines, but I was definitely wrong. For a company that's only been around for less than a year, they produce a fun and interesting TV show with great stories and great wrestling. 

So I'm going to order Revolution. 

This is only (I think) the third time I've ever paid money for a non-WWF/E event. I ordered WCW Bash at the Beach 1994 to see Hogan come to WCW and face Ric Flair, and I ordered one of the early TNA shows because it was cheap and I wanted to see what it was like.

Anyway, on to the preview.

SoCal Uncensored (Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky) (with Christopher Daniels) vs. The Dark Order (Evil Uno and Stu Grayson) (with Alex Reynolds and John Silver)

The Dark Order started off as a stable everyone made fun of, but now the wrestling world is anxiously waiting for them to reveal their leader. I don't think it will happen at this show (both Matt Hardy and Brodie Lee/Luke Harper are legally unable to be at the show) but it should still be a fun match. My bet is the Dark Order goes over and hopefully they find another way to tease the leader. Maybe they'll gain a new member? Will Daniels turn?

Pac vs. Orange Cassidy

Pac has wrestled great matches in AEW and I like his character, but his booking so far as put him slightly below the main event tier in AEW. He should be on his way back up the card soon though.

It will be interesting to see how they book these two very different characters against one another. I've never really seen Orange Cassidy wrestle, though people say he's great. I hope he is because I'm otherwise "meh" on his character. He's fine, but if he disappeared completely I wouldn't miss him. 

It feels like Pac needs a win here, but I think they might go the "shocking upset" route instead. This one's tough to call.

AEW Women's World Championship
Nyla Rose (c) vs. Kris Statlander

I really like Kris Statlander, but it's almost certain that she loses here. Nyla Rose just won the belt and she's not going to drop it right away. This should be a good match though.

Darby Allin vs. Sammy Guevara

AEW has done an excellent job of booking both these guys and making them look like future stars. This seems like it could be a feud that could go on forever, so I think Sammy will win thanks to Inner Circle shenanigans. 

Jake Hager vs. Dustin Rhodes

Dustin has proved that he can still go in the ring, but the focus here will be on Jake Hager's in-ring debut. This feels like a match where Rhodes will take a bunch of punishment and finally lose after showing a lot of heart. And that makes perfect sense.

AEW World Tag Team Championship
Kenny Omega and Adam Page (c) vs. The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson)

In my opinion, this is the best storyline in the company right now. The combination of the Bucks feeling like they should be the rightful champions combined with the Adam Page/Kenny Omega friction along with the "Elite vs Elite" aspect have given it so much depth.

I think they might have Page turn here leading to a Bucks win, but I'd almost rather they didn't. If Omega and Page win, that lets us explore the whole "How are the Young Bucks not champions yet?" aspect, which is very interesting. The Bucks came off looking like heels in that interview with JR (which was great, by the way). They flat out stated that they're a better tag team than their friends. They said they're surprised that Page and Omega have the titles and not them. They mocked Adam Page for having a drink with him and called him a jobber. If they lose this match, how much more heelish will they get?

Kenny Omega is playing this perfectly as well, as he's torn between his friends the Young Bucks who he clearly respects as a team, and his tag partner Adam Page who he has had unlikely success with. You can tell he doesn't want to side with either and he really wishes he wasn't in this situation at all.

For his part, Hangman has been awesome as well. I didn't know much about him at all when AEW started, but his performance in this angle has been excellent and he's become one of the best characters on the show.

I hope this storyline continues after Revolution.

MJF (with Wardlow) vs. Cody (with Arn Anderson)

This feud has been very predictable, but that doesn't mean it's been bad. It hasn't been. It was obvious that MJF was going to turn on Cody and even more obvious that Cody was going to fulfill MJF's "conditions" to get this match. But it's still been fun to watch. Cody is doing a pretty good job of being a face and MJF just seems like such a dick that you can't help but hate him.

Prediction: There will be a lot of blood, because it's a Cody match.

AEW World Championship
Chris Jericho (c) vs. Jon Moxley

This is the "money feud" for AEW and they have pulled it off well. Jericho and Moxley are arguably the two biggest stars in the company and the most well-known guys on the show. Having them get into a bitter and violent feud like this has been great.

I think Moxley will win the title and go on to feud with someone like Pac, but this should be a fun one.

It's weird being excited about a wrestling show instead of dreading how everything is going to get screwed up.

Enjoy the show!

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