As the third show for AEW has now come and gone I think it's fair to say that the company has developed a reputation for having a lot of solid matches on their shows with some minor hiccups like any other company would during an event. I don't think there is any doubt that CIMA vs Kenny Omega clearly stole the show last weekend as they tore down the house in Jacksonville. CIMA is one of the wrestlers I remember from the short time back in the day when I use to watch Dragon Gate USA and it seems like he hasn't lost a step. Omega I don't have to explain everyone knows that Kenny is one of the best wrestlers in the world today and always finds a way to step up when it matters.
As far as where the show missed I think you'd have to point to two spots the first being the six man tag match with Shawn Spears and MJF. I feel like the company wants Shawn to be a bigger star then he can be and even though I do think they can stretch the Cody feud as a way to give him a run on top I don't think it'll last. I also think he should have been given some time to elaborate on why he attacked Cody instead of trying to play upon a pre-existing relationship that not everyone knows about.
The other spot that I thought was missing something was the segments with Jericho & Page even though they did what they could to hype the upcoming World Title match in August. I feel like the fact that Hangman is an unproven main event talent is on fans minds and might put extra pressure on the match. Jericho's promo was missing something and felt like he was just waiting for Hangman to run in rather than having it seem unexpected. I know this might be a little nit picking but I feel like run-ins should feel more organic then expected in wrestling. In my opinion, the next event for AEW will be there biggest event yet next to Double or Nothing as All Out has two marquee matches for the event and I can't wait for the Road to series to begin.
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