AEW’s climb to prominence has been a direct result of the company’s rapid growth since its inception, which has allowed it to legitimately challenge WWE in the ratings. AEW’s success is fueled by the caliber of its matches, not just a few significant moments compared to other sports or notable additions like Chris Jericho and CM Punk. AEW has only been around for a short time, but already there have been a lot of high-quality fights, including these important fights that helped build the company’s reputation.
Kenny Omega vs. PAC-Iron Man Match, 2021
It was one of AEW’s first “dream matches” and one of its best. Just before the Young Bucks vs. Kenny Omega tag team bout at AEW Revolution, Kenny Omega had a grievance to settle. He went up against his longtime rival and foe, PAC. It was one of the best in-ring matches in AEW at the time. AEW’s best match list would not be complete without mentioning this match. Everyone wanted to see PAC do something no one else had attempted, but no one else had tried. Using a chair to hit Omega cost him a fall. He took advantage of Kenny Omega’s injuries, though, to take the following fall for himself. After a fierce duel, only one of the combatants was left standing. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for these two fighters.
As a result of this match’s exceptional storytelling, which was unlike anything else the WWE had done before, a buzz arose around the organization. This was a plot point that WWE fans had been clamoring for, and it was clear that AEW was glad to provide it. Dustin Rhodes was allowed to wrestle, and as a result, he created what is possibly his best match ever instead of recruiting legendary wrestlers only to barely use them. This was a key element in AEW’s history because it gave supporters a taste of what to anticipate from the firm in the future.
When the Young Bucks and FTR finally met in the ring for the first time, fans couldn’t have been happier. In the contest, the challengers’ speed and agility were pitted against the champions’ more traditional offense. A celebration of tag team wrestling, with nods to the Hardys, the Dudley Boyz, the Hart Foundation, and a number of other legends in attendance. If that wasn’t enough, Cash Wheeler’s finish was a stroke of genius that had been years in the making.
This match has historical significance because it was used to crown the first-ever AEW Champion. Two of the biggest names in professional wrestling met in a head-to-head match at WrestleMania. Wrestlers from the past and present squared off in an AEW ring for the inaugural season of All Elite Wrestling. After a grueling battle, Chris Jericho prevailed. I think it was a great idea to have Chris Jericho be the first champion of AEW since it was a new company starting on network television. In addition, the show paid close attention to Adam Page, who is predicted to remain a fan favorite.
There’s still room for improvement in AEW’s women’s division, which has been a problem for some time. However, this match, in particular, helped Britt Baker become a household name in AEW and the women’s division in general. This was a brutal lights-out match that has never been witnessed before in the history of women’s professional wrestling. They had a memorable experience that drew the attention of everyone around them, demonstrating their supreme talent.
These are just a few of the amazing matches that have been featured in AEW Dynamite.