Unpacking the Thrills of AEW Dynasty 2024 with Standout Matches and Expert Insights

The AEW Dynasty 2024 pay-per-view event delivered a series of competitive matches that showcased its wrestlers’ skills and storytelling prowess. Dave Simon of the Ringside Report Network provided an in-depth review of the event, with special attention on the notable match between Bryan Danielson and Will Ospreay, among other significant night bouts.

Watch the replay

Standout Matches from the Event

Bryan Danielson And Willl Ospreay In The Aew Dynasty 2024 Ring
Bryan Danielson and Will Ospreay in the AEW Dynasty 2024 ring

Bryan Danielson vs. Will Ospreay: A Noteworthy Encounter

The match between Bryan Danielson and Will Ospreay was a highlight, noted for its technical execution and the strong in-ring chemistry between the two wrestlers. Dave Simon praised the match for its quality, mentioning it as a significant bout of the night, reflective of the wrestlers’ abilities to engage the audience.

During the match between Bryan Danielson and Will Ospreay, Dave Simon described a moment when Danielson might have been injured. He explained that after a particularly risky move, the referee called for medical staff to check on Danielson, creating a tense match. However, Dave clarified that this injury was part of the storyline (“a work injury”), indicating that Danielson was not hurt but was selling the injury as part of the match’s narrative.

Support the Ringside Report Network

Ringside Report MMA Can-Shaped Glass


Unleash the Fighter Within! Discover the Ultimate MMA-inspired glass—More Than Just a Drink, it’s a Ringside Experience! Limited Edition Available—get Your Ringside Report MMA Can-Shaped Glass Before They’re Gone!

After the match, during the press conference, Will Ospreay expressed regret about the move that “injured” Danielson. Ospreay announced his decision to retire the move, deeming it too dangerous, out of respect and care for Danielson, underscoring his admiration and professional respect for him. This post-match development added depth to the story, setting the stage for future encounters and evolving the personal dynamics between the two wrestlers.

Swerve Strickland Vs Samoa Joe At Aew Dynasty 2024
Swerve Strickland vs Samoa Joe at AEW Dynasty 2024

Swerve Strickland vs. Samoa Joe

Dave touched on this match primarily to discuss the outcome, which saw Swerve Strickland win the AEW World Championship from Samoa Joe. He appreciated the result as a significant moment for Swerve and suggested the potential for fresh and exciting matchups as Swerve began his reign as champion.

Support the Ringside Report Network

Dave Simon provided a comprehensive and enthusiastic breakdown of the AEW Dynasty 2024 event. He particularly praised the in-ring product and critiqued the pacing and build-up to the matches. His detailed discussion highlights his deep engagement and critical eye as a commentator and fan of professional wrestling.

Other Key Matches

  • Kazuchika Okada vs. PAC: This match was marked by its intensity and the skilled performance of both athletes, offering a gripping experience for the audience.
  • Toni Storm vs. Thunder Rosa: Demonstrating the strength of AEW’s women’s division, both competitors delivered a solid match, with Storm successfully defending her title.
  • The Young Bucks vs. FTR in Tag Team Action: Known for their dynamic style, They lived up to their reputation, providing an energetic and entertaining match.

Audience Reactions and Ratings for AEW Dynasty 2024

Audience ratings and reactions were also quite positive, with viewers engaging live to rate the pay-per-view highly. Dave rated it an 8.5 out of 10, noting that the pay-per-view could have reached closer to a perfect score if not for some pacing issues and the build-up to some matches.

Audience members like Kyle Salisbury gave it an 8 out of 10, and Doug Hepburn agreed with Dave’s 8.5 rating. These scores reflect a strong positive reception, with the consensus pointing to high-quality in-ring performance despite some storyline and pacing critiques.

Important Insights from AEW Dynasty 2024

  • Consistent Match Quality: The matches were well-executed across the board, showcasing the abilities of AEW’s roster.
  • Narrative Developments: The outcomes and events of the matches contributed to ongoing storylines, enriching the narratives within AEW.
  • Audience Response: Feedback from viewers was generally positive, reflecting satisfaction with the event’s entertainment value.

Conclusion: A Solid Night of Wrestling

AEW Dynasty 2024 met the expectations of delivering a solid night of wrestling, highlighted by a particularly notable match between Danielson and Ospreay. The event emphasized AEW’s ability to blend athletic competition with engaging storytelling. With several key developments unfolding during the night, the event set the stage for future matchups and storylines.

For fans who follow professional wrestling, AEW Dynasty 2024 provided a mix of competitive matches and storyline advancements, underscoring the ongoing appeal of AEW events. As AEW continues to develop its programming, the event showed that the organization remains focused on maintaining a strong connection with its audience through quality wrestling and compelling narratives.

Jon Simon from the Editorial Staff

Catch us Live or on Replay

We broadcast live every Thursday at 8 PM Eastern with Ringside Report MMA.

Pro Wrestling Fan? Join us each Friday at 10 PM Eastern.

Did you miss the live show? Catch the replays on YouTube, Rumble, Twitch, Kick, or our website.

On the move? Subscribe to our audio podcasts via RSS.