AEW Fyter Fest is upon us for the second time, and while still a free show it'll be spread over two AEW Dynamite episodes instead of being presented as a BR Live broadcast. The eleven matches all have some promise, and the July 1st lineup seems a bit more stacked. AEW always brings a sense of fun spontaneity to the table, so I'm looking forward to two enjoyable "telecasts" as Tony Schiavone would say. Sorta feels like the old Clash of the Champions shows, which I always looked forward to as a kid. Let's dive in.
Private Party vs. Santana & Ortiz
This would be perfect in the opening slot; a high energy, super-athletic tag team showcase to get everyone revved up. I expect this to be a dazzling 12 minutes or so, with high spots galore just to piss off everyone who complains about flips. Santana & Ortiz should win this I think, to reestablish them as an upper tier team.
Pick: Santana & Ortiz
Jurassic Express vs. MJF & Wardlow
I'm really excited for this one. MJF vs. Jungle Boy was a fantastic Double or Nothing match, while Luchasaurus vs. Wardlow last week was a thrilling athletic big man contest. Wardlow has IT; push this monster to the moon. All four guys will get lots of opportunities to shine. MJF is still undefeated and Wardlow shouldn't lose yet, so I expect them to win.
Pick: MJF & Wardlow