The go-home edition of AEW Dynamite took place last night from a familiar place — Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida. This can only mean that we are days away from the 2022 edition of the Revolution Pay-Per-View, a show that has a card that can stack up to almost any other great wrestling event in the history of the sport.
The show features eleven matches, with two of those being on the scheduled Buy-In preshow. In this piece, we’re gonna run down the card match by match and predict what’s going to go down — while also sprinkling in a few of my own thoughts/opinions on how things should go.
Nonetheless, let’s get into predictions!
AEW Revolution 2022 Predictions
Hook vs. QT Marshall (Buy-In)
Hook was featured front and center on the Revolution poster when it came out, so I’ve been expecting this match to be announced for quite some time. I like the placement of it on the Buy-In, as there is too much importance to the story.
Hook should win this pretty handily, hopefully in under three minutes. Marshall can bump really good as well, so that should add to the appeal of the shorter side of the bout.
Leyla Hirsch vs. Kris Statlander (Buy-In)
While I understand this feud has been going on long enough to justify a slot on the show, I don’t think this show needed it. Eleven matches is a bit of an overkill, but I also see the flip side of the argument that they only have four pay-per-views a year so a few extra matches is okay.Regardless, I hope this match turns out better than the clash they had at the Holiday Bash Rampage show. While I want Hirsch to pick up a significant victory within the confines of an actual story, I don’t see it happening. Statlander takes the victory here.
Prediction: Kris Statlander
TBS Championship match: Jade Cargill (c) vs. Tay Conti
This will unfortunately become the second pay-per-view in a row where Tay Conti loses a championship match. There’s not much doubt in my mind that Cargill is retaining the belt here. I just hope the match is good.
Prediction: Jade Cargill retains
A.F.H.O (Andrade El Idolo, Matt Hardy, Isiah Kassidy) vs. Darby Allin, Sting, & TNT Champion Sammy Guevara
This is probably my least anticipated match on the card. I am endlessly tired of the Matt Hardy shtick and I certainly don’t have any interest seeing him with Andrade. I’m of the belief that this match simply exists to get Sting, Darby, and Sammy on the card.
The match will be good regardless of what I think though. Ultimately, the team of Allin/Sting/Guevara winning the match will lead to the split of the A.F.H.O, which is a good thing.
Prediction: Team Darby Allin
AEW World Tag Team Championship match: Jurassic Express (c) vs. Young Bucks vs. reDRagon
From an in-ring standpoint, this is one of four matches that could be the in-ring match of the night. Whenever the Young Bucks and JE matchup, it’s always an excellent time.
The dynamic between the Bucks and reDRagon is only going to add more intrigue and interest as the match goes on. I’m sure they’ll work together at first, but quickly turn to fight against each other after beating down Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus.
This is a tough bout to pick, but I ultimately think Jurassic Express will retain the belts as the other two teams will become too focused on one another and won’t care about winning the belts.
Prediction: Jurassic Express retains
Bryan Danielson vs. Jon Moxley
The story that these two have told in such a short amount of time has been fascinating. I expect nothing short of a brutal display of striking and technical ability that will indeed leave both men bleeding with each other.
I really hope that Danielson and Moxley team up after this match and make a faction coaching young up-and-coming wrestlers. I could see this match going to a twenty minute time-limit draw and that being enough for the two to have gained respect for one another.
Prediction: Time-limit draw
Chris Jericho vs. Eddie Kingston
Eddie Kingston HAS to win this match. The ‘Mad King’ is 0-5 in AEW PPV matches, and I can’t think of a justifiable reason why he deserves to lose a sixth one. Jericho also doesn’t gain anything from beating Kingston here.
Personally, I see Santana and Ortiz being involved in the finish somehow. They fistbumped Jericho on this week’s Dynamite episode, but I feel that is just a swerve for the show and that they will help Kingston win the match in some shape or form.
Prediction: Eddie Kingston
Face of the Revolution ladder match: Keith Lee vs. Wardlow vs. Powerhouse Hobbs vs. Ricky Starks vs. Orange Cassidy vs. Ethan Page or Christian Cage
Although these aren’t the first guys that come to mind when you think of a ladder match, I’m still very excited for the bout considering the names involved are still top-level guys.
There’s a few different ways this can go. Keith Lee could win, in which I would want him to beat Guevara in rather quick fashion to establish his dominance. Wardlow could win and beat Guevara, but then lose the title to MJF after he reverses his decision to let him keep the belt. I could see Hobbs winning the actual ladder match, but falling short when it came to the actual TNT Title match.
Ultimately, I think the Wardlow story is going to follow through — meaning he’ll grab the brass ring and win the match.
AEW Women’s World Title Match: Dr. Britt Baker (c) vs. Thunder Rosa Britt Baker’s title reign has started to wear on me in recent months, and I think it’s time for a title change.
Thunder Rosa is the best person from a story standpoint to take the belt off of Baker, but I hope that she can have actual stories and feuds after she wins the title. My biggest criticism of Rosa’s time in the company is that there just hasn’t been any teeth-sinking feuds that she has been involved in.
AEW probably won’t stretch this feud out until Double Or Nothing and if that’s the case, Rosa is definitely winning here. Also, this match should have a stipulation attached to it.
Prediction: Thunder Rosa wins the AEW Women’s World Title
Dog Collar Match: CM Punk vs. MJF
I wish this match was the main event of the show. The story that these two have crafted over the past four months has been nothing short of a straight masterpiece and has included multiple candidates for Promo Of The Year.
The first match between these two was my favorite match during the month of February and with the intensity only having doubled since that match, it’s only gonna get better.
This is an instance where trading wins is appropriate. Since MJF beat Punk in Chicago (twice, technically), he can afford to lose after Punk beats him within an inch of his life.
Prediction: CM Punk
AEW World Championship match: Hangman Page (c) vs. Adam Cole
In doing some research, I was surprised to learn that these guys have never had a singles match before. Based on their short encounter in the six-man tag on this week’s Dynamite episode, this match should be nothing short of another barnburner to add to Hangman’s title reign.
Page still has a much grander story to tell with his title reign and I don’t think Cole is quite ready for the big title reign. The elephant in the room here is whether Kenny Omega, Jay White, or even The Young Bucks get involved in any way or form.
I see Page retaining with no interference and then Omega making his return to close the show. Instead of going after Page, Omega will target Cole for bringing in Jay White and causing tension with the Young Bucks.
Prediction: Adam Page