DDP, Dustin Rhodes & QT Marshall vs. MJF, The Butcher & The Blade | AEW Dynamite | All Elite Wrestling
Tonight, it’s the AEW Bash At The Beach special! This show is big, not least of which because of a return to the ring for DDP – Diamond Dallas Page! Fitting, as the show itself is a tribute to a beloved WCW PPV. And it’s not just one show – the series of events begins with tonight’s episode of Dynamite! And it will also run through next week’s show, which will emanate live from the Jericho Cruise! I’m Jordan Huie of the Overtimer, here to give you the preview of what’s to come here this fine Wednesday evening! As always there’s a lot to talk about so let’s get to it!
MJF, The Butcher & The Blade vs. DDP, Dustin Rhodes & QT Marshall
Maxwell Jacob Friedman, better known as MJF, has been the arch-enemy of Cody Rhodes ever since betraying his mentor at AEW Full Gear. Their battle included his hiring of the dark hearted mercenaries, the Butcher, the Blade and their manager, the Bunny. The threatening twosome assaulted Cody in their first appearance, and later pinned QT in their first match. But it’s fair to say that when you mess with Cody, you also mess with his older brother. Not to mention his own mentor figure, Diamond Dallas Page!
Thus, the match was signed. It’s a unique one in many ways, but it’d really be burying the lead to talk much else about anything other than DDP here. Aside from brief Royal Rumble and battle royal appearances, it’s his first match since 2011. He hasn’t competed actively since 2005. After all, he is 63 years old! But I wouldn’t turn my nose up at him. Because in the time since he left wrestling he’s perfected the DDP Yoga system that initially helped him compete in spite of his advanced starting age in the first place. We’ve seen guys like his partner Dustin come back looking twenty years younger after taking up DDPY. So the inventor himself is probably more in his early 40s physically~
All that said, it’d be a minor miracle to me if his team won. MJF and his boys notch a victory.