Hello AEW fans, today we will look at the results of recent AEW shows, Lance Archer returning to AEW-TV, and the possibility of Jeff Hardy joining AEW.
1/7/22 (taped on 1/5/22)
Adam Cole defeated Jake Atlas
Hook defeated Aaron Solo (w/ QT Marshall)
Riho & Ruby Soho defeated Dr. Britt Baker DMD & Jamie Hayter (w/ Rebel)
The Inner Circle (Ortiz & Santana) & Eddie Kingston defeated 2point0 (Jeff Parker & Matt Lee) & Daniel Garcia in a, “No Disqualification No Holds Barred” match
AEW Saturday Fight Night – Battle Of The Belts
Sammy Guevara defeated Dustin Rhodes (w/ Arn Anderson) to become the new AEW TNT Champion
FTW Champion Ricky Starks (w/ Powerhouse Hobbs) defeated Matt Sydal
AEW Women’s World Champion Dr. Britt Baker DMD (w/ Jamie Hayter & Rebel) defeated Riho
CM Punk defeated Wardlow (w/ MJF)
Dante Martin (w/ Lio Rush) defeated Powerhouse Hobbs (w/ Ricky Starks)
Serena Deeb defeated Hikaru Shida
Penta El Zero Miedo (w/ Alex Abrahantes) defeated Matt Hardy (w/ Private Party)
The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens & Max Caster) defeated Bear Country (Bear Boulder & Bear Bronson)
AEW Interim TNT Champion Sammy Guevara (w/ Chris Jericho) defeated Daniel Garcia
Lance Archer made his return during this episode of “AEW Dynamite”, attacking AEW World Champion Adam Page. It’s great to see him back and recovered from the neck injury that he suffered in October. Hopefully, this angle is an indication that Archer will be back in the AEW World Championship scene soon, something that he has earned.
There is a lot of speculation online regarding what new talent will be joining AEW in 2022. There definitely are a lot of possibilities, considering the many recent releases by WWE and ROH. Jeff Hardy is one of those possibilities, and his joining would be a great benefit to both sides. He stated in an interview with Sportskeeda Wrestling last year that he wanted to team up with brother Matt Hardy again down the line, whether that’s in WWE or “elsewhere”. And AEW is where Matt Hardy is currently signed. So if Jeff goes to AEW, he will be able to reunite with Matt.
As for AEW, signing Jeff Hardy would gain them one of the top draws in the industry. Teaming him with Matt Hardy, they would be able to have very interesting matches with teams such as Best Friends, and The Young Bucks (who Jeff & Matt have wrestled in the past), and an AEW World Tag Team Championship run would no doubt be in their future.
As a singles talent (which I feel is how Jeff Hardy would be best utilized in AEW), he would be able to have matches with wrestlers he is familiar with, such as Bryan Danielson, as well as have matches with wrestlers he has not been in the ring with before, such as Kenny Omega. And I definitely can see Hardy having a run in AEW as AEW World Champion.