Double Or Nothing 2021 has come and gone. While it wasn’t as earth-shattering of a show like Revolution 2020, it had some great moments. The women’s division in AEW has a new queen in Britt Baker. Kenny Omega fended off two excellent challengers in Orange Cassidy and PAC. The rest of the card was fantastic outside of a middling match between Cody Rhodes and Anthony Ogogo. But where does the company go from here? We’ve had plenty of AEW news lately about a new show on TNT/TBS in Rampage, and more expansion in the company.
Let’s dive in and see where some of the biggest stories in AEW are headed.
Britt Baker Ascends To The Top Of The Wrestling World
Britt Baker might be the biggest star in women’s wrestling this year. 2021 has been the year of Britt Baker. While Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair have had great years in their own right, this so far, has been Baker’s rise. She had an absolutely fantastic match with Hikaru Shida (who should be commended for carrying the women’s division for over a year through the pandemic). Britt Baker has had insane matches with Shida, Thunder Rosa, and another bloody encounter last year with Shida as well. So it’s likely that Baker has more from Shida in store.
After that? It’s anyone’s guess however. She’s had plenty of matches with Thunder Rosa, but none for the title. Maybe she has a match with Tay Conti? We’ll have to see when that time comes. For now, we can all enjoy the reign of the D.M.D..
Miro Takes Down Lance Archer, But It Doesn’t Seem Over With Yet
Miro did the unthinkable at Double Or Nothing. He laid his hands on Jake the Snake Roberts and even tossed one of his snakes out of the ring. It was a despicable act by Miro. However, it doesn’t seem like this feud is over with just yet. The TNT Title moves fast, but I think Archer has a bit more for Miro. These two behemoths deserve a big blow off match and I think they’ll deliver it. If Lance Archer can finally get the TNT title monkey off his back, it’ll be a great moment for everyone.
Outside of that, I can see Miro feuding with a bunch of the stars of AEW. Orange Cassidy would be a particularly interesting matchup. If AEW can ever get Cody away from endlessly beating the crap out of the “looks like a” Real Son of a Plumber, QT Marshall, he would be a nice feud for Miro.
The Young Bucks And Darby/Sting On A Collision Course
The AEW rankings haven’t been updated in awhile, but I’d assume Sting and Darby Allin have to be moving up the tag-team ladder. They’ve beaten Brian Cage/Ricky Starks and now Ethan Page/Scorpio Sky in consecutive matches. The Young Bucks have gone through the tag-team division and even beat the team of Jon Moxley/Eddie Kingston at Double Or Nothing. While there are plenty of tag teams who have been tearing it up: The Varsity Blonds, Acclaimed, and Sky/Page, this is a money match that AEW should build for.
The Bucks have gone firmly into the evil, reprehensible heel territory, there’s no one else like Sting that can give them some justice. Darby would have to do some heavy lifting, but this match could be explosive if they do it.
Jungle Boy Vs. Kenny Omega, But The Bigger AEW World Title Picture
Congrats to Jungle Boy for fending off Christian Cage and the rest of the competitors in the Casino Battle Royale. He has an AEW Championship match with Kenny Omega in two weeks. That match should be fantastic and give more momentum to Jungle Boy. He’s definitely a future mega-star for AEW, but it’s not likely that he dethrones Omega. While I don’t know the next big feud with Omega for the title, or even what they’re going to do with Omega holding all that gold, I would guess that Hangman Adam Page is the one to beat Omega. He’s gotten insanely close to the AEW title, but hasn’t been able to finish the job.
Hangman has a long and storied history with Kenny Omega. Omega never officially betrayed Hangman, but he definitely didn’t give him any favors at the end of their tag-team title reign. That’s a story of redemption and victory for Page, that I’d like to see. His victory over Brian Cage at Double Or Nothing goes a long way for that.
Is This The End For Pinnacle Vs. The Inner Circle?
They’re locked up 1 to 1 in team battles for now. The Pinnacle picked up the Blood and Guts victory while Inner Circle won the Stadium Stampede II. In wrestling, we usually get trilogies. So does that mean the Pinnacle comes back with even more violence and aggression? We’ll have to see on Dynamite this week, but I’m pretty sure we’re getting the blowoff match between these two teams coming up.
If AEW Does One Thing Well, It’s Being Unpredictable
All of these predictions for what’s going to happen in All Elite Wrestling could be horribly wrong. If they are, I trust that the company will give us the great wrestling they have since their inception. The women’s division is reignited with a new champion in Britt Baker, Kenny Omega is running roughshod over the division with help from The Elite, and we’ve got plenty of exciting storylines to follow. It’s a great time to be a wrestling fan.
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