AEW Bash 2020 - Hot Take
All Elite Wrestling has taken the world of professional wrestling by force over the last year, enrapturing fans worldwide with its weekly series Dynamite, seen exclusively worldwide on FITE as part of an AEW+ subscription.
Since its debut in October 2019, AEW has proven to truly be the Elite when it comes to in-ring action and thought-provoking weekly storytelling, changing the world forever when it comes to how combat sports are perceived, presented and consumed.
This past week, All Elite Wrestling broadcast the beginning of its first-ever Bash at the Beach presentation, which will conclude this Wednesday with a special broadcast from both Miami, Florida and The Bahamas.
The temperatures continue to rise within AEW as it marches towards its first PPV broadcast of 2020, Revolution, and Bash at the Beach may set the stage for battles yet to come…as tensions and anger threaten to scorch the earth that is All Elite Wrestling.
Set for Bash at the Beach:
PAC VS. JON MOXLEY
The Bastard PAC has been on a true crime spree of late, laying waste to all opposition while tormenting Michael Nakazawa in an attempt to demoralize long-time rival Kenny Omega. His victory last week over daredevil Darby Allin placed him one step closer to his ultimate goal, a championship bout against All Elite Wrestling World Champion Chris Jericho. While the leader of the Inner Circle might be concerned with PAC – after all, who wouldn't? – Jericho's main concern may instead be PAC's opposition at Bash at the Beach, Jon Moxley. Moxley has been stalking Jericho since his arrival at Double or Nothing last year and has made it clear he's coming for World Championship. Jericho's offers and threats have done nothing to dissuade Moxley. Indeed, not even Inner Circle's attempt to blind him last week that given Moxley pause as he swore that it would take death to prevent him from achieving his goal of destroying Jericho and ascending to the throne. To get to Jericho, however, Moxley will have to defeat one of the most aggressive and dangerous men in the world. Moxley vs. PAC is a PPV level main event and it will happen, for the first time, at Bash at the Beach.
SCU VS. KENNY OMEGA & HANGMAN PAGE
Page and Omega, core members of The Elite, will have the opportunity to become the first members of that celebrated fraternity to capture championship gold when they challenge SCU for the AEW World Tag Team Championship at Bash at the Beach. While Scorpio Sky and Kazarian have been a well oiled machine, the team of Omega and Page have been anything but. While their won/loss record cannot be denied, it is obvious that lurking under the surface there remain unresolved issued between The Cleaner and The Hangman, especially on Page's part While Omega has been preoccupied with the safety of his good friend Michael Nakazawa, Page's concern have been his own alcoholic gluttony and self-interests. While ego is the driving factor of every athlete, tag teams are a beast of a different nature and the question remains whether Page can put his own interests and demons aside to create a cohesive combat strike force against SCU, who have shown zero weaknesses in their in-ring record. With the Tag Team titles up for grab for the first time in 2020, are we looking at the changing of the guard or the end of an Elite era?
THE JURASSIC EXPRESS VS. SANTANA & ORTIZ
All Elite Wrestling boasts one of the strongest tag team rosters anywhere across the professional wrestling landscape and this clash stands as testament to that fact. The Inner Circle's Santana and Ortiz are thugs from the streets of New York City and are seeking stature and glory en route to AEW Championship glory. To achieve such, they will have to best one of the fastest rising and most popular tandems in All Elite Wrestling, Jurassic Express. Jungle Boy, hot off his recent interactions humbling AEW Champion Chris Jericho and the massive Luchasaurus, a dinosaur who refuses to be marginalized, have been tearing through the competition like a comet careering through the cosmos. This bout will prove to be the biggest test to date for each team. The polar opposite of each other, it will power and finesse from the Express taking on Santana and Ortiz's grit and street smarts. The ripple effect of this clash will be felt far and wide in all corners of AEW.
Beyond these major matches, MJF and Cody continue the path towards their showdown and Cody's steel cage match against the massive Wardlow in Atlanta, The Nightmare Collective continue to wage war against Kris Statlander, The Dark Order looms in the shadows and more.
As Bash at the Beach concludes, there's only one place to witness it live as it happens – FITE, and if THAT isn't enough, this week will see the edition of AEW Dark to AEW+, bringing you all the all-out action that leads into Dynamite every week!
Every week, AEW+ brings you, the FITE viewer, commercial-free All Elite Wrestling Dynamite, featuring the announcing of the legendary Jim Ross, Excalibur and Tony Schiavone and more as you join a massive international community of die-hard wrestling fans to chat and interact during live broadcasts. Then, enjoy the archives of all previous AEW episodes and use the FITE DVR to replay and dissect any moment in AEW Dynamite history!