Winners, News And Notes On April 7, 2021

AEW Dynamite advertised the return of Mike Tyson, Darby Allin vs JD Drake for the TNT Championship, The Bunny vs. Tai Conti and a trios main event pitting Jon Moxley and The Young Bucks against Kenny Omega and The Good Brothers.

Last week’s broadcast of AEW Dynamite garnered 700,000 viewers against 654,000 viewers for WWE NXT.

  • March 31, 2021—700,000
  • March 24, 2021—757,000
  • March 17, 2021—768,000
  • March 10, 2021—743,000
  • March 3, 2021—934,000

AEW Dynamite: Key Competition

  • WWE NXT TakeOver: Stand and Deliver, Night 1

Pro Wrestling Bits—The Soulja Boy WWE Twitter Beef with Randy Orton

AEW Dynamite YouTube Viewership Last Wednesday 4,019,451 (Up from 3,028,998)

  • Most-Viewed: Kenny Omega and The Good Brothers vs. Laredo Kid and Lucha Bros (844,197 views)
  • Least-Viewed: Has Don Callis Stepped over the Line? (148,301 views)
  • Median Viewership: 412,109 views

AEW Dynamite Results: Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Hangman Adam Page def. Max Caster

The past three weeks, Kenny Omega, Christian Cage, Hangman Page and Max Caster have opened AEW Dynamite. Max Caster is a bigger star than all of them and it isn’t even close.

I love that AEW continues to put over its ranking system and put over Hangman Adam Page as somebody trying to hold on to his No. 1 ranking.

Tony Schiavone Interviews Death Triangle

PAC is the latest AEW wrestler who seemed to have disappeared from television for weeks.

Orange Cassidy’s new—and newly trademarked—theme is so perfect for him.

Orange Cassidy bringing up a grudge match from a year ago caused his interruption to go from random to understandable.

Chris Jericho Responds to MJF

Chris Jericho cut his first promo as a babyface in AEW, and in only his second sentence, he teased a commercial break like a slimy heel.

There was a sign that read “Wednesday Night Wars Sole Survivor.”

Chris Jericho’s acronym for MJF was hilarious, and I had no idea you could say “jerk off” on TNT that many times.

Chris Jericho cut one helluva promo against MJF, and while some will argue MJF’s was better, Jericho’s was 100 times more original and funny.

Jurassic Express def. Bear Country

This match doubled as product placement as it was promoted as the Godzilla vs. Kong match.

“Bear Boulder. Bear Bronson. Bear Country!” is one of the better intros in AEW.

From their impressive look, to the way they move, Bear Country are like the Natural Disasters if they did CrossFit.

Sting Faces off with Lance Archer

Since the day he arrived in AEW, all Sting has done is put over current AEW talent. Somehow, Sting cut a better promo building up Lance Archer than Jake “The Snake” has in months.

Darby Allin def. JD Drake—AEW TNT Championship

Jim Ross referred to JD Drake as “nothing fancy,” and that captured the very essence of JD Drake and then some.

Not for one second was I even close to believing JD Drake was going to beat Darby Allin for the AEW TNT Championship.

JD Drake’s nickname should be Tepid Owens.

Iron Mike Tyson Saves Chris Jericho

This was a spectacular old-school beatdown that made you want to see somebody, anybody, save Chris Jericho. The fact that that somebody ended up being Mike Tyson is even better.

After possibly giving away too much last week, this was a tremendous follow-up to get me excited in Blood and Guts all over again.

Tai Conti def. The Bunny

If The Bunny has won 81% of her matches in AEW, why am I just seeing her wrestle on Dynamite in the past two weeks?

The Tai-KO, the DD-Tai. Tai Conti really takes liberties with puns in naming her moves.

Kenny Omega and The Good Brothers vs. Jon Moxley and The Young Bucks

Matt Jackson refusing to pull the trigger on the BTE Trigger was so frustrating to watch.

Every time I think The Young Bucks have turned heel, it turns out to be a shade-of-gray moment and they’re babyfaces weeks later. Even with yet another Bullet Club reunion, This feels like another one of those moments.