MJF and Sammy Guevara went to war in the main event of AEW Dynamite this week. That match was exciting for fans at home, but one false finish has certain people wondering where the line is drawn in All Elite Wrestling.
A tombstone piledriver off the middle ropes should be a pinfall every time. That was not the case in MJF vs Guevara. There was a kick out at 2 1/2 and the match carried on. Jimmy Korderas took aim at this near fall during a recent Reffin’ Rant where he explained why that should have been all she wrote in that one.
“Those guys were having a hell of a match, and then we get this leaping tombstone piledriver out of the corner off the second turnbuckle for a false finish. Are you kidding me guys?! That is a finish 157%. I get that you’re trying to elevate the game. I get that you’re trying to evolve the business in a certain direction, but by bastardizing finishing moves, that is not the way to go. That is taking steps backwards.”
Jimmy Korderas wasn’t happy about how that spot turned out with a near fall. Imagine how upset The Undertaker might be if he ever finds out that AEW pulled off this spot off the second rope for a false finish.
AEW likes to build toward exciting matches and unpredictable moments. Still, when the run-ins started at the end of the match to disrupt MJF vs Guevara, few fans were surprised.
What’s your take on AEW Dynamite using so many false finishes off big moves? Sound off in the comments!
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