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In-ring Statistics | AEW Dynamite: New Year's Smash | December 29th.

In the final AEW Dynamite of the year and the final episode on TNT before the move to TBS at the turn of the year we saw 3 more multi-man matches and the penultimate TBS Championship tournament match. This episode also saw the in ring debut of Kyle O'Reilly, another Wardlow Powerbomb Symphony and a touching welcome back to JR.

Christian Cage, Jurassic Express and Lucha Bros vs Matt Hardy, Private Party and FTR

The babyface quintet completely destroyed their opponents in terms of offence volume and especially when it came to Big Offence. However the FTR led heels came away with the victory due to a lack of sportsmanship and simple good timing.

Eddie Kingston, and Proud and Powerful vs Daniel Garcia and 2point0

Kingston, Santana and Ortiz really brought the Grapples as they struggled to keep much of a foothold in this match. Garcia and 2.0's Striking advantage, which was an achievement in itself when you recall Kingston's machine-gun chops, was underpinned by tag-team gamesmanship.

Thunder Rosa vs Jade Cargill

Very distinct styles clashed in the final semi of the tournament as Thunder Rosa focussed on Strikes to attempt to repel Cargill's devastating Grapples. Rosa actually doubled Cargill's offence but her opponent's willingness to lean on the dark arts meant this wasn't enough.

Orange Cassidy and Best Friends vs Adam Cole and reDRagon

The Best Friends trio had to resort to high risk Diving attacks to hang with the former Undisputed Era. Both teams were very closely matched except for the heels advantage with simple Strikes and the afore mentioned Best Friend's aerial offence. Cole and reDRagon showed a far superior use of the tag team metrics and white-washed their opponents in terms of stepping outside the rules.


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