Seeing as I have an off morning supervising online learning (sucks if you are wondering) I spent some time catching up on AEW.
I must admit I don’t feel the usual “punch” I do in terms of must see matches etc for this PPV.
The inner circle vs Pinnacle will be interesting but I feel like I just saw BG and that seemed more violent and what I generally like. The Stadium Stampede concept worked the first time but a goofy presentation here would not fit the blood feud nature of this rivalry. I’m sure they will step it up but still it I can’t say I am salivating over it as I was BG.
The main event match kind of came out of nowhere. Can’t say either Pac or Orange excite me as real options here and a three way seems like you are just copying WWE laziness.
The women’s title match has built up well but it seems a forgone conclusion that Britt wins and faces Thunder Rosa. Does anyone think this is anything different ?
The tag title one I felt like the bigger match was SCU retirement and they glossed over this. The Mox and Eddie vs Bucks will be a brawl but I feel like I would have rather seen SCU on the PPV with a huge send off angle.
Just not a fan of the Cody presentation and being an American hero here. Seems tone deaf and outdated in terms of storytelling.
Miro and Lance are both heels right? Again not really sure here and Miro shouldn’t lose the title right away and Lance Archer has already lost a lot. Unless it’s a screw job seems not the best booking.
Finally we have Sting but again I just don’t feel as hyped to see him as I did the last time. Maybe because we have seen him and idea of a 60 yr old bumping for real life seems scary.
The casino battle royal seems like another waste of time while everyone waits to see if Daniel Bryan or Samoa Joe is number 21. Anyone other than those two (outside of CM Punk or Brock) will be disappointing although this isn’t there fault.
Again no one match I’m really looking forward to, nothing that screams 5 start potential and nothing that really seems all that unpredictable. It just seems not must watch and perhaps the first one in a long time with that feel.
So in short I’m still using undecided but leaning to a pass.
Of course if it goes to game 6 with Leafs and Habs it’s an automatic pass