Dante Martin is one of AEW’s most exciting young talents. The high-flying star recently reunited with his brother, Darius, as Top Flight. Unfortunately, Darius Martin suffered injuries in a car accident and once again had to take time off to recover. Now, Dante is once again being featured as a singles wrestler.
On this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite, it was announced that Martin will take on Scorpio Sky for the TNT Championship. That bout will take place on Friday night’s live episode of Rampage from Ontario, California. Most people don’t expect Dante Martin to walk out as champion.
On the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer talked about the importance of the match. It was stressed that while it is highly unlikely that Dante will win the title, the key is making people believe that he could. Dante is expected to put on a show to try and further establish himself as a championship-caliber star.
“The big thing was is that they put over Dante’s potential, but basically Scorpio Sky said that he’s not in my league or at my level and Dante Martin said that he was going to prove that he, in fact, was. Pretty obviously, Scorpio Sky is probably not losing it to Dante, but the key for Dante is, is to have those matches where he really looks good in a losing effort and comes close, gets lots of near falls.
This is a match that… It has to be a good match or it doesn’t help Dante. It’s about helping Dante without winning and he needs to get lots and lots of offense and… The key to the match is if people believe he can win and to show off his cool stuff. So, it’s a big match. It’s like he’s on the way up and there’s certain things that you can do and certain things that you shouldn’t do when a babyface is on the way up.”
Dante Martin has been impressing fans with his death-defying moves ever since joining AEW. This will be his biggest match yet. If he can get the fans to believe that he could win, it may result in a serious boost in his credibility as a singles star.
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