Last Night AEW held their first PPV in Las Vegas and it was a huge hit.
The Pre show Casino Battle Royal was a fantastic way to start off the show and introduce the AEW fans to alot of the AEW roster and the guys and gals that will coming in and out of AEW for their Highly Anticipated TV Show.
Wasn't really any surprise that Hangman Page wasn't not going to be there in some form or other. Now as you all know there was an issue with Pac vs hangman and AEW with some creative differences ( or A WORK ) so they held Hangman vs Pac on Pac's territory. That match can be found on the AEW you tube channel and its a great match till the end. ( I won't spoil it ). I will say this tho Adam was injured after the match and publicly said on Be Elite show he wasn't coming to DON.
DON hit on every level it needed to to be a great first showing. Now let me get this out of the way 1st. Cody breaking the symbolic throne of HHH is a short jab and just what I'm sure is a short list of jabs to HHH and WWE. Having Bret Hart on the show to show the NEW AEW HWC Title was a great dig into the WWE past. DDP walking out on stage yet another spot. Billy Gunn in the Battle Royal. The biggest slap to WWE will come in a bit.
The tag match between Best Friends and Angelico/Jack Evans was a great Tag Match and shows that AEW will have some great tag teams inside the company and show that tag wrestling isn't dead.
The Women's match where Brady made announcement that she wanted this to be "Awesome" Now the match would of been great regardless, AEW'S 1st surprise happened early with the return of Awesome Kong to wrestling. Nyla Rose vs Awesome Kong down the road will a great women's match. Britt baker and Kylie will be good stuff moving forward as well.
The Japanese women's match was a great story of the Strong Style of the women from the orient.
Sabin vs Guevara was a fast paced and full of action singles match that we all expected. Seen lots of Sammy not alot of Sabin, but I'm intrigued.
SCU vs Strong Hearts was the life of 6 man tag matches that I think AEW will hold lots of. SCU is a great 3 man group to do this with as well. Now I know 6 man tags were the past and LU tried to revive it with the trios titles, but I think AEW with the great list of guys and even the girls coming in and out will make up some great 6 man tag matches to come.
Young Bucks vs Lucha Bros was exactly we wanted it to be in every way possible. This match was back and forth and it was being laid out for either team to take away the W. This is a great paring of teams as well knowing they go to AAA Mexico AEW and Lucha Bros go to Impact. Tag Team Titles should be allowed to be defended all over as long as the paperwork is written right. I would love to see these belts at AAA, AEW, Impact, and more.
Cody vs Dustin was match of the match REGARDLESS.
2 brothers face to face on their terms not WWE'S.
Cody and Dustin had a fight. This was hard to watch at times, but great to enjoy at the same time. Dustin didn't come to AEW to be a jobber or to put the younger guys over. Dustin is 50 years old and his body is breaking down and he's finishing his run in the business. Last night we witnessed the younger Brother step out of the shadows of his Father Dusty and His Brother Dustin. Very Bloody match, the story telling was so deep, the match work was solid and the ending was PERFECT. I'm excited to see where these 2 go now.
Alpha vs Omega II OMFG what a match. Jericho had to pull out everything to beat Omega. The first match in Tokyo was a dream match for alot of wrestling fans and it delivered then just as it did here. This a great program to sit and watch to bad it's not making the money for NJPW cause it absolutely would be huge over there for awhile.
This was a great way to keep a huge deal going. Everything in this match was pulled out on both sides. I can't wait to see where it goes from here. The 3rd surprise from AEW was Jon Mother Fucking Moxley showing up at the end and attacking Y2J Omega and the Ref.
Over all rating 10 for the debut to ppv.