Last week’s episode of AEW Dynamite took place inside the Cable Dahmer Arena in Independence, Kansas. Needless to say, the fans got their money’s worth on that very evening.
The show was loaded with quality matches from top-to-bottom, and it gives creative a lot to build off of in the coming weeks as fans anxiously await the promotion’s next pay-per-view in Double or Nothing (2023). That event will be held on Mar. 5 at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California.
Sports betting went live in The Sunflower State back in September. There are several Kansas sportsbooks promo codes available to new customers upon signing up, including up to $1,250 in bets from Caesars and a risk-free wager of up to $1,000 from FanDuel.
Through these sportsbooks, fans can place wagers on their favorite sports such as hockey, football, baseball and basketball. The long list of different betting options include futures, moneylines, over/under totals, point spreads and parlays.
Recapping Mar. 22 AEW Dynamite Show
The Mar. 22 edition of Dynamite started with a compelling six-man tag match that saw AEW International Champion Orange Cassidy team up with Sting — who celebrated his 64th birthday two days earlier — and Darby Allin. Those three went up against Kip Sabian, Blade and Butcher.
Sting led his team to victory by performing the iconic Scorpion Death Drop finisher on Sabian en route to a pinfall victory. Once again, the ageless wonder discovered the fountain of youth and put on a solid performance for the Independence crowd.
The Gunns (Colten and Austin Gunn) defended their AEW World Tag Team Championships against Top Flight (Dante Martin and Darius Martin). Dante was pinned in this title match via the 3:10 to Yuma maneuver. Colten and Austin are closing in on 60 days as the holders of the titles.
The main event saw Kenny Omega (with Don Callis at his side) go one-on-one with El Hijo del Vikingo. Two of the world’s elite in-ring performers pieced together an epic back-and-forth affair that culminated in a pinfall victory for Omega.
It’s been more than nine months since Adam Cole (sidelined with a concussion) last wrestled a match. He made an emotional return to AEW last week, letting a fired-up crowd know that he was ready to return to action.
Cole was then interrupted by Daniel Garcia, and the two subsequently agreed to a rematch for the 3/29 show. Cole’s grade-A promo and confrontation with Garcia was savvy booking by the creative team, setting up more excitement and anticipation for the match.
It’s unclear when AEW will next return to the state of Missouri. One week after Cable Dahmer Arena hosted Dynamite, the 3/29 edition of AEW’s flagship program was held at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis.
The 3/20 episode of WWE Raw, the penultimate edition of the show before WrestleMania 39 weekend, was held at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis. Now, residents of Missouri just need to wait and see when WWE next announces events in the state.
The neighboring state of Kansas will host the June 12 edition of Raw, which will run inside INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita. This will be the third-last Raw show before the July 1 Money in the Bank pay-per-view, which will take place at The O2 Arena in London, England.
Other Upcoming Sporting Events In Kansas
Kansas City and football fans all over Missouri are still celebrating the Chiefs’ Super Bowl 57 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Feb. 12. The 2023 NFL regular season is still more than five months away, but we do know that the Chiefs will host the NFL Kickoff Game on Sept. 7 at Arrowhead Stadium.
In the meantime, there are plenty of other sporting events to enjoy here in or around KC before September.
For starters, the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball kick off their 2023 season with a three-game home slate against the Minnesota Twins this week. That will then be followed by a four-game home series vs. Vladimir Guerrero and the Toronto Blue Jays.
Sporting Kansas City is also in the early stages of their 2023 MLS season. The club will return to the pitch this Saturday with a road game against the Philadelphia Union. Seven days later, Sporting Kansas City will return home for a showdown with the Colorado Rapids.
Also in Missouri, the NHL’s St. Louis Blues are wrapping up their 2022-23 regular season, while the World Series hopeful St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball are commencing their season this week as well.