AEW frenzy (June 3, 2022) sprang from the Toyota Arena in Ontario, California. The show featured Young Bucks and Lucha Bros tearing up the house, CM Punk announced an injury, and Scorpio Sky defending the TNT Championship.
Let’s go straight with a summary of the presentation followed by the feedback.
Excalibur, Taz, and Chris Jericho were in the comments. Justin Roberts has taken over as the ring announcer.
Jurassic Express and Hardys were in the front row to observe the opening game. Adam Cole in the comment was supportive of his friends.
Young Bucks vs Lucha Bros
If you’ve ever watched The Young Bucks and Lucha Bruce wrestle before, you know how messy the action can be. Lots of moves.
The first close installation came after Phoenix fired a suicide cannon shell on Nick Jackson. The Pentagon planted Matt Jackson with strong blows on the pump, then the Phoenix flew in order to spray the frog. The second close installation occurred with Fenix perched on his brother’s shoulders. Nick shoots down the Fenix to cause a poisoned rana to Penta. Matt flew to the elbow drop.
The third Fenix close installation was standing on Penta’s shoulders with Penta on the middle ropes in the corner. Fenix jumped high for a huge splash on Nick. Penta takes out Matt with a Mexican destroyer, but Nick is out on the cover.
The next close install was the Meltzer driver for the Fenix. Penta broke the casing on it. The end came when Matt took off his Penta mask. Superkick party for Lucha Bros. Finish The Bucks Fenix with a BTE Trigger.
Young Bucks defeated Lucha Bros.
Ricky Starks and Will Hobbs are still teaming up, even though they haven’t won a gold medal double or nothing. They’ll open Hobbs’ book, chapter 13. If you run into Team Taz, you’re just another victim.
Ricky Starks and Will Hobbs vs. Gabroni A and Gabroni B
pumpkin. Hobbs punched to take the win, while Starks stabbed the other guy to keep the pin safe.
Ricky Starks and Will Hobbs defeated unnamed dealers.
Stokely Hathaway was confident Keira Hogan would cheer Athena’s rear end to send her to the back of the line.
Keira Hogan vs Athena
Judd Cargill, Red Velvet, and Stokely Hathaway were seated ringside. Velvet intervened whenever Athena found her groove. Hogan worked to grind Athena’s energy. Athena got up for a creative counter-strike with Hogan on her back holding a lock back.
Hogan immediately returned to regain control, with Velvet’s help. For the sake of the end, the ladies quarreled in the corner. Athena dropped Hogan on the carpet and then set off for a stunning dive to win.
Athena defeated Kira Hogan.
The House of Black welcomed Julia Hart. Malakai Black claimed that it was part of a carefully executed plan. House Always Wins Hart pointed the finger at fans and their lust for violence. These are the fruits of this work.
CM Punk injured
CM Punk entered the ring with teary eyes. He was telling us he’d do his best to get the wheels off. This is what happened. Punk delivered good news and bad news. He is injured and will need surgery. However, this is only a bump in the road. Punk will be back to prove why he’s the best in the world.
For the AEW World Championship, Punk didn’t want to hold out. The promo just got confusing here. It looked like Punk had offered to give up the belt, but Tony Kahn didn’t want to. The world title’s prestige was very unclear.
Later on the show, it was announced that AEW would be offered a provisional world title. A royal battle will open dynamite. Winner No. 1 candidate Jon Moxley will wrestle in the main TV event. This winner will advance to forbidden door PPV to compete in a temporary title match. I suspect?
Mark Henry interviewed the main event participants. Dante Martin knows he’s better than Scorpio Skye, and he’ll have Matt Sydal watching his back. Sydal said Martin would die a bird or die trying. Skye felt Martin talked about a big game. It’s time to make a backup. Martin and Sydal can have peace, love and professional wrestling. Sky will retain the TNT title. Enough talking. Henry concluded, “It’s time for the main event!”
TNT Championship: Scorpio Sky (c) vs. Dante Martin
Matt Sydal, Ethan Page and Dan Lambert were ringside. Skye muscles Martin early on, but Martin didn’t hold back. The high-flying player forced the hatches to carry out a springboard attack outward and kick a dropped shotgun into the ring. Lambert created a distraction for Page to grab Martin’s foot. Sydal took action to get her knees on Paige. Martin hit back on Sky for a TKO, but the champ kicked over the cover.
Heaven blew on Martin’s ropes. On the bounce, Sky picked up Martin for a TKO and victory.
Scorpio Sky defeated Dante Martin.
Take the lead from Punk, the good news from frenzy It was that the return of the Young Bucks was a firefight against the Lucha Bros. That match provided a high-octane action. The opening counter dance between Matt Jackson and the Pentagon had many strides without causing any actual damage. The crowd was so warm. Nick Jackson and Phoenix took turns with birdie swipes all over the place. The pace has not slowed down. Fenix was the competition winner with its elegant tornillo, blaster cutter, Eddie Guerrero splash frog, and skyscraper. The ending was a little poppy, but I can accept that screw to finish off the TV. Plus, the Bucks had to win on their court.
Athena had a vigorous outing. Her high-impact maneuvers are fantastic. The women’s match as a whole was very good for a starting point competition with a clear score. A possible next step would be to wrestle Athena Red Velvet. That should build her strong enough to challenge Jade Cargill for the TBS Championship. This title fight would be a pick. I can imagine either one of them coming out as champions from that match.
The bad is that Punk was unfortunately injured. Such a shame that his run could not go unhindered. He turned the hand of time back to win the AEW World Championship. I was very invested in seeing his way to defend gold. If there are hints of heel inflection, you will have to wait much longer. You know the fans will blow the ceiling as soon as he comes back from injury. It will take a few weeks or even months for his NFL roll to subside, if ever.
As for The Punk Show, his sadness can be felt through the screen. His words echoed as if he was speaking from the heart. It was a tough farewell to the baby’s face as he was out for surgery. Best wishes for an effective recovery, hero.
We have good and bad. You might as well add ugly as well. The direction and production of this particular episode was poor at times. The worst example of this was the muddled message about Punk’s champion status. His promo seemed to suggest that Tony Khan didn’t want him to let him go, but the commentary clearly said the title would be abandoned. Above all, the announcement of the temporary belt was also confusing. The comment was to make it clear several times. Because the mystery left many baffled, this elephant completely overshadowed the main event. I couldn’t even focus on the TNT title match. The match was fine, but my concern as a fan was more about trying to find out about the World Championship.
Aside from the sinister stuff, there were other ugly moments to the production. Ricky Starks and Will Hobbs played their promo during a squash match. The contest has already ended before the promotion ends. Their opponents did not mention their names once. I focused on Starks and Hobbs talking that I wasn’t able to immerse myself in the fitness of Team TAZ on the split screen. Stokely Hathaway’s promotional volume was low. Dan Lambert’s wedding had a pivotal moment in the rear as the caption revealed news of the world’s temporary title. It was not a smooth night.
Grade: B +
This episode of frenzy It was a tough show on grading, because I don’t know how much to take off on production issues. Sometimes, the shots can be overlooked. That was not the case this evening. On the plus side, the show was entertaining. There were big matches and big news. Young Bucks and Lucha Bruce rocked. Athena shines. Scorpio Sky has taken care of the business to defend the TNT Championship. Although CM Punk’s injury is unfortunate, the short-lived bright side is an injection of instant drama in the coronation of the interim title holder.
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