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Wednesday Night Wars Preview: July 15th

Mox defends his AEW Title vs Brian Cage while Io Shirai defends her NXT Women’s Title against Tegan Nox

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Wednesday Night Wars Preview: July 15th


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This is a weekly rundown of what to watch for Wednesday on AEW Dynamite (airing at 8 p.m. on TNT) And NXT (airing at 8 p.m. on USA). We’ll do our very best to hit you with the can’t-miss segments from both shows’ simultaneous broadcasts.

Now, HIT MY MUSIC!

AEW presents Fight For The Fallen: (Wednesday 8 p.m., TNT Network)

After two Wednesdays of AEW Fyter Fest this week, AEW brings us Fight For The Fallen. Cody will defend his TNT championship vs Sonny Kiss. Kiss has been a tremendous athlete on AEW Dark and in tag team matches on Dynamite but will now get the opportunity for a one on one match against Cody to showcase his in-ring abilities. This is what I enjoy about the TNT open challenge. It’s spotlighting different wrestlers each week who may not otherwise be in a main event or main event caliber match up.

We also have Tag Team and Trios action this week as The Lucha Bros. take on FTR and The Elite (Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks) are back together again as they take on Jurassic Express.

Match of the Night

FTR are trying to make their presence known as one of the world’s best tag teams. The Lucha Bros are already one of the best tag teams in the world so we should be in for a pretty epic matchup Wednesday. I’m a big fan of FTR and an even bigger fan of the Lucha Bros. So I’m going to say this one gets our “Match of the Night” nod and you are certainly not going to want to miss this one!

Neither will you want to miss the Elite vs Jurassic Express. Nothing like having the original Elite back from their Bullet Club days together again. Jurassic Express isn’t a team to be taken lightly either as they boast 3 very athletic wrestlers in Luchasaurus, Jungle Boy, and Marco Stunt.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Finally, Jon Moxley is back in action and defending his AEW World Championship against Brian Cage. It’s a good midsummer matchup for Mox as Brian Cage’s manager Taz has done a great job building this up while Mox has been away from AEW for the past few weeks as his wife recovered from COVID-19. Cage is a monster but Moxley is a lunatic. My guess is you’ll want to tune for this one!

NXT (Wednesday 8 p.m., USA Network)

This war has raged on for the last few weeks. Will NXT be able to retain the momentum they got with 2 weeks of the Great American Bash? A lot of what carried that momentum was the NXT Women’s division. It seems WWE has taken note, and they wasted no time booking a Women’s Championship match.

Tegan Nox, who won a fatal four watch match 2 weeks ago to earn her title shot will go up against the champ Io Shirai. I’m a fan of both these women’s styles and I think this is definitely a must-see match on the NXT side of things on Wednesday.

Also, on the card for this week’s NXT is a rematch between Cameron Grimes and Damien Priest. Grimes got the victory a few weeks ago on Wednesday night. Will Priest be able to even the score?

On this day in wrestling

Former WCW President Eric Bischoff, bitter rival of WWE Owner Vince McMahon, debuts in 2002 as General Manager of Monday Night Raw.

There’s your previews, there’s the bell, this ones over,

NOW RAISE MY HAND!

Christian is husband, father and video editor working in New York City. Originally from the Greater Pittsburgh Area he is a life long fan The Steelers, Penguins and Pirates as well as Professional Wrestling.

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