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12 Incredible AEW Matches Fans Won't Ever Forget
By TREVOR DAME
Double or Nothing 2019
In AEW’s very first PPV event after its official formation, the wrestling world saw Cody Rhodes and Dustin Rhodes collide in a way that was not seen in WWE. This wasn’t a restricted, undercard match but an important one with a ton of blood, and one of the very best matches either brother had ever wrestled.
All Out 2021
At All Out 2021, Punk wrestled one of AEW's hottest rising stars, Darby Allin, and proved once again that he can still be the performer from his WWE heyday. Punk won his return match in front of his home crowd in Chicago, and although he had better matches afterwards, this victory will always be special.
Stadium Stampede 2020
As COVID hit every wrestling promotion, AEW introduced Stadium Stampede for 2020’s Double or Nothing, in the home field of the Jacksonville Jaguars. We saw The Inner Circle face Matt Hardy and The Elite in a pre-recorded match full of crazy moments, and everything from goalposts and line markers to Gatorade was used.
Anarchy in the Arena 2022
In 2022, AEW introduced Anarchy in the Arena — a brutal match inside an arena where blood gushed and violence was no bar, with Jon Moxley, Bryan Danielson, and Eddie Kingston adding a much rougher element than Stadium Stampede. One of the most memorable moments was when a blood-soaked Kingston walked into the ring with a gasoline canister.
Grand Slam Dynamite 2021
Bryan Danielson’s first match in AEW was against World Champion Kenny Omega in the first ever Grand Slam episode of “Dynamite,” with more than 20,000 fans showing up for the fight. Despite returning after five months of inaction, Danielson had no problem delivering a dream match with Omega for half an hour.