Let Signal Begin
As the explosives signaled the start of the live pay per view broadcast, thousands of AEW die hard fans were screaming at the top of their lungs in anticipation. You couldn’t help but think you were witnessing history being made as soon as you heard the first toll of the famous bell.
The pay per view opened with a bang and never looked back, replacing the all-too-familiar commercial breaks for popcorn in favor of an end-to-end spectacle. This show was AEW announcing to the world that athleticism, presentation, inclusivity, and storytelling would be the norm rather than the exception. On this historic night, not only were these expectations met but also left us yearning for more.
The long-awaited fight between Cody Rhodes and Dustin Rhodes, which had been hinted at for years when the fighters were both dusted in gold, was a battle to redefine the royal and historical significance of the Rhodes family in wrestling. The audience was on tenterhooks from beginning to end, with Cody’s affirmation that “Wrestling has more than one royal family” and his declaration that “wrestling has more than one royal family.”
Cody Rhodes sends a message Photo Credit AEW