AEW Dynamite – Episode 181 (03.22.2023) (Wrestling Review)



Independence, Missouri

March 22nd, 2023


Six Man Tag Team Match
Darby Allin, Orange Cassidy & Sting vs. The Butcher And The Blade (The Blade & The Butcher) & Kip Sabian (w/Penelope Ford)

This was exactly what it should have been. Still not sold on Kip in the slightest and Butcher and Blade are underused but this had everyone getting their time in. Sting is always gonna be the focus when he’s around in a match and having him in a tag match like this works because it doesn’t require him to over do it all. 

3.5 / 5

AEW World Tag Team Title Match
The Gunns (Austin Gunn & Colten Gunn) (c) vs. Top Flight (Dante Martin & Darius Martin)

The Gunns are a great heel team but there just wasn’t much here. Gunns are going into it with FTR and Top Flight aren’t quite at championship level yet. 

2.5 / 5

Non Title No Disqualification Match
Stokely Hathaway vs. Hook

 A comedy match that saw Hook take down a heel manager with a few weapon spots. Nothing great but Hook is still on the rise and a match like this helps him some. 

2 / 5

Singles Match
Jon Moxley (w/Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta) vs. Stu Grayson (w/Alex Reynolds, Evil Uno & John Silver)

Grayson looked really good here. It wasn’t so much that anyone thought Mox was gonna lose but Grayson put up a big fight here for it. 

3 / 5

Singles Match
Toni Storm (w/Ruby Soho & Saraya) vs. Skye Blue

Skye Blue is getting better but I’m still confused why she’s shown so often for not being a signed talent. She needs a good win though since she’s around so much. This was a fine match but the Outcasts still don’t feel important outside of being a bad NWO. 

2.5 / 5

Non Title Match
Kenny Omega (w/Don Callis) vs. El Hijo del Vikingo

 This is amazing. Sometimes wrestling needs a match like this. Limited story build up but just two of the best in the world going at it in a fast spot filled match. Vikingo defies gravity and does moves with ease that shouldn’t be possible. Kenny is all around one of the best in the industry and shows it here as well. We need this again and again. 

5 / 5

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