Last week on DYNAMITE, fans were part of that very special moment above when Brandi Rhodes surprised both Cody Rhodes and the wrestling world with a gender reveal right there on TNT! We all found out together that the matriarch and patriarch of The Nightmare Family would soon be having a baby girl! It was an absolute joyous moment on a night that was otherwise filled with very hard times for a great many members of the AEW roster.
Jon Moxley was decimated by Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers before discovering he would compete in, as Omega put it, “an exploding barbed wire deathmatch” at REVOLUTION 2021! Sting was left out on his back by Team Taz after trying to take on Cage and Starks by himself! The Young Bucks and Brandon Cutler were beat up by The Inner Circle! Hangman Page narrowly escaped a beating of his own thanks to The Dark Order! And a knee injury to Serena Deeb may have cost her the Women’s Eliminator Tournament bout!
There were a few bright spots, like Riho having a triumphant return to AEW after eleven months away, Page out-carnying Matt Hardy, and The Young Bucks retaining their World Tag Team Titles, but for a great many of the fan favorites, last week was a rough Wednesday night.
Live to fight another die could not be more appropriate though as this week, many aim to bounce back on an all-new AEW DYNAMITE! All Elite Wrestling takes to television screens at 8pm EST/7pm CST on TNT to continue an epic week of wrestling action, or if you are in our international audience, check it out on AEWPlus.com! From the Women’s World Title Eliminator Special to AEW DARK to DYNAMITE to Sunday night on Bleacher Report, it is a loaded week of Elite action for fans worldwide as we head toward REVOLUTION 2021 (Order Now) on pay-per-view!
UNITED STATES BRACKET: WOMEN’S WORLD TITLE ELIMINATOR TOURNAMENT SEMI-FINAL MATCH (#2) Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D vs. “The Native Beast” Nyla Rose
As witnessed Monday night in the YouTube special embedded above, former AEW Women’s World Champion Nyla Rose, as well as Dr. Britt Baker, won their first round matches in the Women’s World Title Eliminator Tournament. Rose faced stiff competition with a very game Tay Conti standing across the ring, a rematch of Conti’s very first AEW singles bout, and one that very well could have gone in Tay’s favor.
At one point Tay had Rose rolled up for what should have been a three count, but referee Aubrey Edwards was distracted dealing with an exposed turnbuckle and thus late to the count. Still, she gave “The Native Beast” everything she had, surviving a Gorilla Press and Death Valley Driver on the stage, but ultimately Tay fell in just under nine minutes to Rose’s devastating Beast Bomb.
In the other first round fight, there was a rather unfortunate situation as Anna Jay was forced to step down from her scheduled match with Britt Baker due to a training injury that could sideline The Dark Order member for up to a year.
To paraphrase an old saying, one person’s loss is another’s gain, and thus Madi Wrenkowski received the biggest opportunity of her fledgling career. Last October, Madi celebrated her one year anniversary as a pro wrestler after training under Thunder Rosa, and experienced her first AEW competition last December against Leyla Hirsch. Then, out of nowhere, she found herself in the mix for a title opportunity via this tournament.
Unfortunately for Madi, Britt Baker did not even give her a chance to get out of the gate, attacking Madi before “Miss Reality” could even get into the ring, and using Rebel at every opportunity to take advantage of the rookie. Madi fought as best she could against not only the greatly more experienced Baker, but also against the numbers game, but it was just not her night to pull out the upset. In fact, it would turn into a humiliating experience for Madi as Baker and Rebel chose to send a message to Thunder Rosa using her pupil’s face as the tableau.
Now, Wednesday night on DYNAMITE, in this first ever one-on-one meeting between two of the pillars of the women’s division, Baker better not bank on using a numbers advantage or jump starting the bout on the ramp, because neither will go well for her when fighting “The Native Beast”! These two women may have met in Four Way bouts in the past, and even been partners on one occasion in the tag match where Baker sustained her knee injury last May, but this is their first time going head-to-head, and it is certainly the biggest challenge Britt has faced in a career lined with impressive opponents.
The winner of this fight then moves on to battle the the winner of the Thunder Rosa/Riho bout going down Sunday on Bleacher Report (Click Here), and there are great deal of intertwining threads there among these four athletes! Who will take that next step in the tournament and move closer towards a REVOLUTION 2021 date with Hikaru Shida?