AEW Revolution: Matches to Keep an Eye On
BarnBurner Sports Writer
Friday, February 28, 2020
AEW returns to Chicago, Illinois tomorrow night for their first pay-per-view event of the year, Revolution. Chicago has been a great host for AEW events so far and tomorrow night could be yet another positive for the company who have invested a great deal of television time in developing most of the matches on the card. Below are a just a few of the matches to keep an eye on tomorrow night.
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AEW World Championship: Chris Jericho (c) vs Jon Moxley
The main event between “Le Champion” Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley has been inevitable since Moxley made his debut at the company’s inaugural event, Double or Nothing, when he entered through the crowd following Jericho’s win over Kenny Omega and attacked both men and in doing so, made a statement that he was in AEW to take over.
In the months that followed, both men would be involved in other feuds but recently, the company set the wheels in motion for this clash between two of their biggest stars.
Jericho attempted to recruit Moxley to join the Inner Circle---even offering co-leadership--- however, he was unsuccessful as Moxley declined and instead attacked the Jericho and the rest of the group, and will now look to capture the AEW World Championship.
With the exception of Jake Hager, Moxley has had to go through every other member of the Inner Circle as well as the debuting Jeff Cobb on a recent episode of Dynamite.
A reason to keep an eye on this match is because it could be where fans see the debut of Lance Archer, who was officially announced as the company's newest signing this past week and is expected to be on next week’s episode of Dynamite.
Archer could be the difference maker and may likely cost Moxley the match in order to continue their feud from New Japan Pro Wrestling. Jericho retaining with help from Archer would keep the title on him without damaging Moxley as he wouldn't be losing clean.
AEW Tag Team Championships: Kenny Omega and Adam “Hangman” Page (c) vs The Young Bucks
The Elite will collide tomorrow night with the AEW Tag Team championships on the line and if the past couple of weeks are an indicator, this may be where Page turns on Omega to kick off a singles feud.
For months, Page has been trying to distance himself from The Elite however, The Young Bucks continued to either come to the aid of Omega and Page or celebrate their accomplishments. This has caused Page to feel some resentment towards The Young Bucks and has even led some changes with his character.
Page turning on Omega would be the best-case scenario because The Young Bucks, who are a true tag team, could pick up where they left off with teams like the Lucha Brothers and Private Party while Omega and Page, who are both singles competitors, could put on exciting matches with one another and provide an ntriguing storyline that could both elevate Page as a top star in AEW and establish Omega as the next number one contender for the AEW World Championship.
Cody vs MJF
Cody will finally have a chance to settle the score with MJF, who has made things personal between the two and cost Cody his chance of becoming AEW World Champion, when he threw in the towel and then proceeded to attack him after the match.
In an attempt to get revenge, Cody challenged MJF to a match but in order to receive the match, he would be forced to accept three stipulations. First, Cody was to avoid getting physical with Cody at all costs or else the match would be off. The second stipulation was that Cody must receive 10 lashes on an episode of AEW Dynamite. Finally, the third stipulation was that Cody must defeat Wardlow in a steel-cage match and if successful, would then receive the match that he had been requesting for months.
I feel that this will be the first of many matches between the two and fans will likely see the storyline have many developments throughout the year. With that in mind, I think MJF will use his heel tactics to his advantage and manage to get a controversial win over Cody.
MJF winning will ensure Cody would still be chasing the opportunity of challenging MJF for a second time, leading to a bigger payoff when he eventually gets the win over his rival, perhaps even with a championship on the line.
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