Updated Dynamite card for tonightWith this update, not much else is changing for tonight’s broadcast. Here is what you have to look forward to on Dynamite: AEW is kicking off yet another World Championship eliminator tournament. Current champion Kenny Omega takes on Joey Janela. This is under No Disqualification, Anything Goes rules. Don Callis will appear with Omega at ringside, while tag team partner Sonny Kiss will be at ringside supporting Janela. We expect to hear once again from Sting, who debuted on Dynamite two weeks ago. Cody Rhodes will face off against TH2’s Angelico. Arn Anderson and Jack Evans are slated to appear at ringside. Eddie Kingston will address his enemies during a promo spot. NWA Women’s Champion Serena Deeb teams with Big Swole in women’s tag action against AEW Team Cup winners Ivelisse and Diamante. Backstage interviewer Dasha Gonzalez will interview Dustin Rhodes. SoCal Uncensored (Kazarian and Daniels) faces off against The Acclaimed in tag team action.
AEW power rankings
AEW World Championship/TNT ChampionshipOmega is the AEW World Champion. Darby Allin is currently the TNT Champion. Omega has an 8-0 singles record in 2020 and is 34-10 to date. Allin is 14-5 in singles action in 2020 and is 21-13-1 to date. Former champion Jon Moxley remains the number one contender for either championship at 21-1. Moxley sits at 27-3-1 overall. Back-to-back Dynamite Diamond champion MJF sits at 11-1 in 2020 and sits in second. MJF is 17-3 since joining AEW full-time. Sitting at third is Cody Rhodes, who is 20-3-1. The former TNT Champion is 30-9-2 overall in singles action. Brian Cage and Team Taz teammate Ricky Starks round out the top five. Cage is 13-1 in 2020 and 14-2 overall. Meanwhile, Starks is 16-2 in 2020, holding an overall singles record of 17-4.
AEW Women’s ChampionshipHikaru Shida is the current champion. Rarely does Nyla Rose not appear atop the rankings, but such is the case this week. The current number one contender is Big Swole. She is 14-4 in 2020. Since her debut on Dynamite, she is 16-9 in singles action. Rose is second overall with a 13-3 record for 2020. Overall, she holds a 20-7 record. Abadon holds the number three spot at 6-1 and sits at that record overall since her debut. Deeb currently holds the NWA Women’s Championship and sits at number four in the rankings with a record of 4-2. That is also her overall singles record in AEW. Rounding out the top five is Penelope Ford, who is 11-5 in 2020. She currently has a 13-8 record in AEW’s women division.
AEW Tag Team ChampionshipThe Young Bucks are the current tag champions. They have a 2020 tag record of 27-12. Some usual suspects are in the rankings. Former champions FTR hold the #1 contendership at 13-1. Best Friends holds the second spot at 20-7. Jurassic Express is third with a 15-5 record. Dark Order is fourth with a 15-2 record. The only newcomer in the rankings are The Acclaimed, which holds a 7-1 record in AEW. That has them at the bottom of the rankings. How will their performances affect the rankings for next week?
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