AEW is bringing back their Fyter Fest event for 2020 with a two-week Dynamite event. The shows will take place on the July 1st and July 8th episodes of AEW Dynamite and will feature some big title matches. Last year’s event was a B/R Live special and the second ever AEW live event. The show is probably best remembered for the show stealing match-up between Cody Rhodes and Darby Allin, and the in-ring debut of Jon Moxley in AEW where he took on Joey Janela is a wild match. It also featured a wild match-up between The Young Bucks & Kenny Omega and The Lucha Brothers and Laredo Kid.
The show will be headlined by Jon Moxley taking on Brian Cage on one of the two nights. AEW will be treating this like a live special much like they did earlier in the year with the Bash at the Beach event earlier this year. That event was a big success from a critical and ratings standpoint so it would seem that AEW is expecting more of the same here as they have started the promotion for this event early.
Jon Moxley will take on Brian Cage in an AEW World Championship match. This is a nice move by AEW as nearly every major AEW Championship match has seen the champion take on someone who originally made their name in WWE. This is not that as Brian Cage has built his name through a combination of the indies, Lucha Underground, and Impact Wrestling. It is a fresh match-up for Moxley as well as these two have never faced each other. Cage has debuted with a bang and is being managed by Taz for this one. It’s hard to see Moxley losing the title here, but the odds on this one seem to hedge the idea just a bit with Moxley “only” a -400 favorite here.
The show will also feature an AEW World Tag Team Championship match between the champions, Adam Page & Kenny Omega, and the Best Friends team of Chuck Taylor and Trent Beretta. Adam Page and Kenny Omega have been champions since January 22nd and this is their most high profile title defense since they defeated the Young Bucks at AEW Revolution. That match has been called one of the greatest matches ever so these teams have a lot to live up to here. Page & Omega are only a slight favorite here, but I have a hard time seeing them losing this match. They are finally starting to get along after months of dissension and it feels like we might be building towards a match with them against the recently debuted FTR.
AEW Fyter Fest 2020 Night One Betting Odds:
- Adam Page & Kenny Omega (+108) vs. Best Friends (-150)
- Cody (-295) vs. Jake Hager (+200)
- Hikaru Shida (-3335) vs. Penelope Ford (+800)
- Private Party (-230) vs. Santana & Ortiz (+160)
- Jurassic Express (-200) vs. MJF & Wardlow (+140)
AEW Fyter Fest 2020 Night Two Betting Odds:
- Chris Jericho (-118) vs. Orange Cassidy (-118)
- FTR & Young Bucks (-500) vs. Fenix, Pentagon, and The Butcher and The Blade (+300)
- Colt Cabana & Dark Order (-400) vs. SCU (+250)
- Lance Archer (-2000) vs. Joey Janela (+700)
- Jon Moxley (-770) vs. Brian Cage (+400)
Cody defends the AEW TNT Championship against Jake Hager on this event. It’s not known right now what night this will take place on, but one could assume that he will defend the title on the other night of the event. Or the winner will. (The winner will be Cody.)
Hikaru Shida will defend the AEW Women’s championship against Penelope Ford in the most lopsided match of the night. The AEW Women’s division is in a weird spot right now with so many injuries, but it’s really hard to see Shida losing right now. This could be a really fun match.
The best bet on the match right now might be Santana & Ortiz +160 against Private Party. These two teams wrestled each other a few months back and Private Party got the win there. AEW has been very careful with their rematches and it seems likely that they will split the series here. Plus, AEW really needs to heat up a heel team to potentially face off with the winner of the World Tag Team Championship match.
It is surprising to see MJF & Wardlow as underdogs here as MJF has been one of the most protected wrestlers in the company. The story seems to call for a Jurassic Express win here so it’s not that surprising, but it is still weird to see MJF as a dog.
The big match is Orange Cassidy vs. Chris Jericho and the sportsbook doesn’t know what to think. That’s pretty crazy when you think about it based on the careers of both men, but it shows where AEW is right now. There is still the Tyson factor as AEW had been building to something with Jericho and Tyson. I could see that leading to Tyson helping Orange Cassidy win here or for him simply to show up after the match. I could also see AEW dropping that whole thing with all that is going on in the wrestling world right now. This is a very intriguing match-up and I can say that I will be betting on Orange Cassidy just because how freaking cool would that be?