AEW Dynamite 200 Star Ratings By Dave Meltzer (8/2/23)

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The 200th episode of AEW Dynamite proved to be a historic show for AEW, putting on some fantastic matches in the build up to All In.

The first match for Wembley Stadium was announced, as MJF vs Adam for the AEW Championship was revealed as the main event of the show.

Meanwhile, some huge matches took place on the August 2nd, 2023 episode of AEW Dynamite (which was the 200th episode of the show), including a massive title match in the main event.

It also featured a three-way unsanctioned match, a fantastic trios match and a tag-team match involving Chris Jericho & Don Callis.

Let us know your favorite match from AEW Dynamite, and tell us what star rating you’d give to the matches down below.

AEW Dynamite Star Ratings (8/2/23)

In this article, we will talk you through the matches from this week’s AEW Dynamite, awarding them a star-rating based on the performances.

We will report on Dave Meltzer’s star ratings for AEW Dynamite 200, seeing which matches (if any) manage to achieve that legendary five-star rating.

The fan-voted rating from Cagematch users will also be noted, giving a different perspective to the star ratings presented in this article.

Chris Jericho & Konosuke Takeshita (w/Don Callis) defeat The Jericho Appreciation Society (Daniel Garcia & Sammy Guevara)

Chris Jericho further cemented his separation from the Jericho Appreciation Society by battling two of his team-mates in the opener for AEW Dynamite.

Team with Don Callis’ client Konosuke Takeshita, he took on the duo of Daniel Garcia and Sammy Guevara at Dynamite 200, in a fun, story-driven match.

The other three men bumped around Jericho a lot, who dominated a lot of the match. He showed his veteran prescence by keeping the match on track, and his relationship with the JAS and Don Callis was the focal point of the bout.

Jericho pinned Garcia, thanks to help from Don Callis, in a finish that conflicted him and drew him ever closer to joining Don Callis’ family.

  • Dave Meltzer’s Star Rating – 3.75 Stars
  • Cagematch Rating – 6.34
  • Atletifo Rating – 2 Stars

Trent Beretta vs Jon Moxley vs Penta El Zero Miedo (Anything Goes Three Way Match)

In a brutal and bloody match (it’s Jon Moxley, what were you expecting), three of AEW’s tag-team stars battled it out in a three-way “Anything Goes” match.

Thumbtacks, tables, trash cans and more were on offer for an explosive match that embodied AEW Dynamite on their 200th show.

Moxley threw all comers into thumbtacks, including an ill-advised cutter that seemed to hurt him more than Trent.

In the end, Trent snuck in to steal a pinfall of Penta, after Moxley hit him with the Paradigm Shift onto thumbtacks.

Chuck Taylor then got on the microphone, challenging the BCC to a Parking Lot Fight on AEW Rampage.

  • Dave Meltzer’s Star Rating – 4.25 Stars
  • Cagematch Rating – 7.95
  • Atletifo Rating – 3.5 Stars

The Elite vs Jeff Jarrett, Jay Lethal & Satnam Singh

A classic trios match that was just there to entertain the crowd, with little story progression.

The three Elite members all tried to avoid stepping in the ring with Satnam Singh, resigned to the fact that they couldn’t hurt the giant.

They eventually worked together to take him down, and Kenny Omega pinned Jay Lethal to win the bout (after Adam Page interfered to hit a Buckshot Lariat on Jeff Jarrett).

After the match, The Elite announced they had re-signed to AEW and would be wrestling for the company for many years to come.

  • Dave Meltzer’s Star Rating – N/A
  • Cagematch Rating – 6.65
  • Atletifo Rating – 3 Stars

Aussie Open vs El Hijo Del Vikingo & Komander (ROH Tag Team Championships)

This match seemed to come out of nowhere, but the four men put on a good performance for all the fans.

Vikingo was his usual ridiculous self, pulling off high-flying moves that even Jeff Hardy says are “a bit too risky for me”.

The Mexican star could add a flip to a punch and make it look amazing, as he did with every move in this match.

In the end, Aussie Open retained their titles in a great match that held the crowd’s attention, despite the lack of context.

  • Dave Meltzer’s Star Rating – 4 Stars
  • Cagematch Rating – 7.95
  • Atletifo Rating – 3.5 Stars

Toni Storm vs Hikaru Shida (AEW Women’s Championship)

Hikaru Shida made history at the 200th episode of AEW Dynamite, becoming the only woman to hold all three iterations of the AEW Women’s Championship.

Just weeks before All In, she shocked the world by winning the title from Toni Storm in the maine event of the show.

In the 13-minute bout, they put on one of the matches of the night, which is sure to garner a high star rating from Dave Metlzer.

This is likely to lead to a multi-woman match involving Saraya at All In, with the women’s title on the line.

  • Dave Meltzer’s Star Rating – 3.75 Stars
  • Cagematch Rating – 7.15
  • Atletifo Rating – 3 Stars

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