Daniel Garcia defeated Bryan Danielson on the AEW Dynamite show July 27.
On Wednesday, the “Dragon Slayer” tried to make it 2-0 against the veteran on a 2-Out-of-3 Falls main event.
Will we see The American Dragon take revenge and remain undefeated on September 4th?
Or will the momentum gained from this win by Garcia help him to build a lead as he approaches All Out?
On this recap of the August 17 episode, find grades and analysis of all of the night’s actions.
CM Punk Kicks Off Dynamite
For the first time since having surgery, AEW world champion CM Punk spoke to the fans and wasted little time dropping the bombs he has become synonymous with during his career.
Adam Page didn’t like being called. Jon Moxley, the interim champion, was on the next target for Rich Swann.
Punk insulted his friend, Eddie Kingston, by insinuating that he was the main draw in All Elite Wrestling, not Moxley.
Bryan Danielson vs Daniel Garcia
Daniel Garcia stunned Bryan Danielson three weeks ago to set one up.
At 23, he is the youngest of all competitors in the current AEW roster. His opponent had entered three months earlier when he was just a 19-year-old. At the time, he made waves with his speed and skill on the mat – including using a Dragon Sleeper variation on Garcia in his victory over him. After winning by one fall to none, Daniels seemed embarrassed for his lack of creativity as Garcia took advantage of Uriah’s hesitation.
After a bloody match, Danielson tied up the score and won from out of nowhere. Danielson and Garcia were tied after one fall apiece at the end of this exciting match.
Result: Danielson defeated Garcia
Varsity Blonds vs Gunn Club
In quick succession, Moxley called out Punk and a pull-apart ensued, Steamboat confronted Jericho Appreciation Society and suggested Danielson was a better mentor for Garcia, and Gunn Club squashed Varsity Blonds in seconds.
After a match, Billy hugged and congratulated his children Colton and Austin, who on the other team beat up their opponents Brian Pillman Jr. and Griff Garrison. However, when Stokely Hathaway appeared, Billy was attacked by his own sons.
The Acclaimed connected with his second-generation stars and defeated a narrative that pitted him against one of the most beloved wrestlers of all time, as he wrapped up things.
Result: Gunn Club defeated Varsity Blonds
Toni Storm vs KiLynn King
Toni Storm looked to continue her march to an AEW women’s title match against KiLynn King,
by defeating her in singles competition.
King won the match in dominating fashion during commercial time, but after countering a top-rope side suplex attempt into a crossbody, Storm came back and won.
The Antipodean ended King with a hard-fought
Result: Storm defeated King
The Elite vs La Faccion Ingobernable
It was only a matter of time before Kenny Omega rejoined The Young Bucks in the squared circle. With the introduction of the AEW World Trios Championships, everyone knew it would happen.
Omega defeated La Faccion Ingobernable’s Rush and Lee in a match that was little more than a desperation tag.
The Elite was up against a rookie team who had previously only teamed together once, turning the tides in their favour before they were stopped by the AEW world champion.
Result: The Elite defeated La Faccion Ingobernable