AEW Dynamite Preview April 19, 2023 : Powerhouse Hobbs vs. Wardlow for the TNT Championship, Chris Jericho and Adam Cole face off and more.
The 184th episode of AEW Dynamite will air live today, April 19, from the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, PA. The show will feature a TNT Championship match between Powerhouse Hobbs and Wardlow, as well as other exciting matches and segments. Here is what you need to know about AEW Dynamite tonight.
AEW Dynamite Preview: Powerhouse Hobbs defends his TNT title against Wardlow
Powerhouse Hobbs has been a dominant TNT Champion since he defeated Darby Allin at Revolution 2023. He has successfully defended his title against challengers like Eddie Kingston, Lance Archer, and Ricky Starks. However, tonight he faces one of his toughest opponents yet.
Wardlow earned his title shot by winning a battle royal on AEW Rampage last week. He eliminated several competitors, including his former ally MJF, who tried to interfere in the match. Wardlow has been on a roll lately, showing his impressive strength and agility in the ring. He also has a history with Hobbs, as they clashed in a six-man tag team match at All In 2023.
Will it be #ANDNEW or will @TrueWillieHobbs and @QTMarshall find a way to subdue @RealWardlow?
We find out when it's a @tntdrama title fight in the Steel City, tomorrow at 8/5p when #AEWDynamite is LIVE on @TBSNetwork pic.twitter.com/mOnG7aaGFQ
— AEW on TV (@AEWonTV) April 19, 2023
Will Wardlow be able to dethrone Hobbs and become the new TNT Champion? Or will Hobbs continue his reign of terror and prove why he is the powerhouse of AEW?
AEW Dynamite: Jamie Hayter and Britt Baker team up against The Outsiders
Jamie Hayter and Britt Baker are two of the most dominant women in AEW. They are also best friends and allies, as they have helped each other out in various situations. Tonight, they will team up to face The Outsiders: Ruby Soho and Toni Storm.
The Outsiders are two of the newest additions to the AEW women’s division. They made their debut at All In 2023, where they competed in a fatal four-way match for the AEW Women’s World Championship. Ruby Soho won the match by pinning Britt Baker, while Toni Storm impressed with her hard-hitting style.
— JAMIE HAYTER (@jmehytr) April 19, 2023
Since then, The Outsiders have been on a winning streak, defeating teams like The Bunny and Penelope Ford, and Tay Conti and Anna Jay. They have also been vocal about their desire to challenge Jamie Hayter for her AEW Women’s World Tag Team Championship, which she holds with Nyla Rose.
Will The Outsiders be able to defeat Hayter and Baker and earn a title shot? Or will Hayter and Baker show why they are the top women in AEW?
Jericho Appreciation Society vs. The Acclaimed
The Jericho Appreciation Society is a group of loyal fans of Chris Jericho, who have formed a faction to honor him. The group consists of Angelo Parker, Matt Menard, and Jake Hager. They have been showing their admiration for Jericho by wearing his merchandise, using his moves, and singing his theme song.
The Acclaimed are a rap duo consisting of Max Caster and Anthony Bowens. They are also joined by Billy Gunn, who has been mentoring them. They have been mocking the Jericho Appreciation Society for their obsession with Jericho, calling them losers and wannabes.
The two teams will face off tonight in a six-man tag team match. The Acclaimed will also rap before the match, as they usually do. Will they be able to insult the Jericho Appreciation Society enough to throw them off their game? Or will the Jericho Appreciation Society prove their devotion to Jericho by beating The Acclaimed?
AEW Dynamite Preview: Chris Jericho and Adam Cole face off
Chris Jericho and Adam Cole are two of the biggest stars in AEW. They are also two of the most outspoken and charismatic personalities in the industry. Tonight, they will have a face-to-face confrontation that could lead to fireworks.
Jericho and Cole have been at odds since Cole returned to action after a long layoff due to multiple concussions. Cole made his surprise appearance at All In 2023, where he attacked Jericho after his match with Kenny Omega. Cole claimed that he was the real leader of The Elite, and that Jericho was a washed-up has-been.
#AEWDynamite is TOMORROW at 8pm ET/5pm CT on TBS!
•TNT Title Powerhouse Hobbs (c) v Wardlow
•Jamie Hayter + Dr. Britt Baker v Ruby Soho + Toni Storm
•Jay White v Komander
•#TheAcclaimed v #JAS
•Jericho confronts Adam Cole
•We hear from #TheELITE
•We hear from #FTR pic.twitter.com/bMStiZdG16
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) April 19, 2023
Since then, Jericho and Cole have exchanged insults and challenges on social media and on AEW programming. Jericho has mocked Cole for his injuries and his lack of success in AEW. Cole has taunted Jericho for his age and his reliance on his fans. Both men have also claimed that they are the best in the world at what they do.
Will Jericho and Cole be able to settle their differences peacefully? Or will they come to blows and set up a future match?
AEW Dynamite Preview: The Elite speak
The Elite are the most dominant faction in AEW. They consist of AEW World Champion Kenny Omega, AEW World Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks, Adam Cole, and Don Callis. They have been ruling AEW with an iron fist, using their power and influence to get what they want.
Tonight, The Elite will speak to the AEW fans and address their recent actions. They will also respond to the challenge of The Blackpool Combat Club, a group of British wrestlers who have been feuding with The Elite since All In 2023. The Blackpool Combat Club consists of Will Ospreay, Zack Sabre Jr., Marty Scurll, and Pete Dunne.
The Elite and The Blackpool Combat Club have been involved in several brawls and interferences in each other’s matches. They have also shown their mutual respect and admiration for each other’s skills and accomplishments. Both factions claim that they are the best in the world, and that they want to prove it in the ring.
Will The Elite accept The Blackpool Combat Club’s challenge? Or will they back down from a fight?
FTR address the AEW fans
FTR are one of the best tag teams in AEW. They are also one of the most controversial teams in AEW. They have been accused of being disrespectful, arrogant, and dishonest by their peers and fans alike.
FTR have been on a mission to prove that they are the best tag team in AEW history. They have challenged and defeated several teams, including The Lucha Brothers, The Best Friends, and Santana & Ortiz. They have also aligned themselves with Tully Blanchard, a legendary wrestler and manager who shares their vision and values.
Tonight, FTR will address the AEW fans and share their thoughts on the current state of the tag team division. They will also reveal their next target, as they seek to cement their legacy as the greatest tag team ever.
Who will FTR call out? And how will they justify their actions?