AEW Dynamite August 22nd 2020 Preview


Several weeks ago, All Elite Wrestling announced the Women’s Tag Team Cup: Deadly Draw tournament that would take sixteen women, divide them into eight teams via random draw, and set them to battle to capture the championship cup. After six hard-fought battles between the Quarter- and Semi-Finals, it all boils down to this Saturday night as the last two teams standing meet to determine the winner.

In their route to the finals, The Nightmare Sisters of Brandi Rhodes and Allie took down Penelope Ford and Mel in the Quarter-Final match-up, and followed that up with a victory over Big & Lil’ Swole in the Semi-Finals.

On the other side of the bracket, Diamante and Ivelisse bested the Dasha and Rachel Ellering pair in their opening match, and rolled into a win over Tay Conti and The Dark Order’s Anna Jay in their semi-final bout.

The Nightmare Sisters come into the finals with six consecutive wins as a tag team under their belts, one of those wins actually over Diamante on AEW DARK back in July, with Rache Chanel serving as her partner. In spite of the tension that existed when Allie’s presence was foisted upon the rest of the Nightmare Family by QT Marshall, her and Brandie have coalesced into an effective pair, and winning The Cup would solidify that fact.

Their opponents, on the other hand, made it to this final match-up without having any tag team experience together. They’ve fought as opponents, most notably on DYNAMITE a month ago, but had never teamed prior to the start of The Deadly Draw. Despite that inexperience, Diamante and Ivelisse have gelled together quite nicely and are now on the precipice of scoring what many would consider an upset victory to claim The Cup as their own.

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