AEW’s Smart Booking

At this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam Jon Moxley defeated Bryan Danielson to become the first-ever three-time AEW World Champion.

Both members of the Blackpool Combat Club beat the ever-loving crap out of each other in one of the most physical matches I’ve seen in AEW history. With MJF watching from the rafters patiently waiting to cash his chip in to become world champion. 

At first, my immediate response to Mox winning was that it was a missed opportunity for Bryan, but after gaining some clarity on the situation I feel like it was a smart business decision. Mox and MJF are going to have an extremely personal feud over the world championship, and saving MJF vs. Bryan for the long haul is best for business. Bryan can go challenge Chris Jericho now that he’s the new Ring of Honor champion and rekindle that feud. 

 It makes much more sense for Mox to be established as the biggest champion in the company’s history before dropping it to MJF at Full Gear. Bryan can go back to feuding with Jericho Appreciation Society while Mox is busy defending his championship. Bryan can always challenge “The Devil Himself” later on down the road. It’s a win-win for all of the superstars involved, and it will be compelling television. 

Ever since MJF returned at All Out, the ratings have skyrocketed and AEW Dynamite has found its resurgence. MJF has everything it takes to be a great champion, and I can’t wait to watch him flourish as the AEW World Champion!