A few key moments happened on last nights AEW Dynamite. Danhausen made his long awaited debut, being found hidden underneath the ring by Adam Cole during his lights out match against Orange Cassidy. Adam Page revealed that he is set to face Lance Archer at next weeks AEW Dynamite in Chicago. He will defend his AEW Championship against the “Murderhawk Monster” in a Texas Death Match. It is a stipulation know for Archer, who recently defeated Jon Moxley in one to win the IWGP United States Championship.
The other key part of Dynamite was the main event match between Orange Cassidy and Adam Cole. The pair, as well as their respective teams “The Elite” and “Best Friends” have been feuding since Full Gear 2021. This has led to a number of matches featuring numerous combinations of the two teams. They have traded victories, with The Elite getting a slight edge due to their endless cheating.
However, the feud was finally put to the bed in the main event of AEW Dynamite. In a match featuring both of their teams making cameos, Orange Cassidy through Cole 15 feet off scaffolding to the ground to pin the former NXT Champion and end the feud for good.
However, there was one key thing regarding Cassidy’s victory. Whilst he pinned Adam Cole, the pair had agreed the match was going to be a lights out, unsanctioned match. Whilst this does mean that anything goes and neither man can be disqualified and pin falls count anywhere, it also means one other thing. It does not count toward either mans records.
This means that, despite the loss, Adam Cole keeps his place in the rankings. Orange Cassidy will not catch up to him yet and Cole remains the top ranked superstar in AEW. As far as stats go, he is undefeated in singles competition and will be the number one contender for the AEW Championship.
Adam Cole vs Hangman Page
It is likely that the main event of AEW Revolution 2022 will be the long-awaited match between Adam Cole and Adam Page. Whilst Page does have Lance Archer to contend with, it is fully expected he puts away the monstrous Archer and books his ticket to AEW Revolution 2022 in the AEW Championship match.
The match has been one that was expected ever since Cole debuted in AEW in September. Adam Page was embroiled in a feud with the Elite for almost three years now, but hasn’t locked horns with Adam Cole in AEW just quite yet.
While it is not confirmed yet, it is expected that Adam Cole vs Adam Page for the AEW Championship will main event AEW Revolution 2022. However, that could change barring any other booking decisions.
The title match does not always go on last in AEW. At Double or Nothing 2020 and 2021, the Stadium Stampede Match main evented the show after their respective AEW World Championship matches.