AEW Dynamite episode of February 8, 2020, will feature the last hurdle for Bryan Danielson as he faces Rush to cement his place as the #1 contender for AEW World Championship as the build-up for AEW Revolution 2023 continues.
The Elite will defend the AEW World trio tag team titles against AR Fox & Top Flight whereas the Acclaimed will put their AEW tag team titles on the line against The Gunn Club. AEW World Champion MJF will face Konosuke Takeshita. Jamie Hayter vs The Bunny singles match and the Garcia-Guevara gauntlet match are also announced. Read below to check the complete preview and match card of AEW Dynamite February 8, 2023.
Bryan Danielson vs Rush
Bryan Danielson has one final hurdle in the form of Rush before he becomes the #1 contender for AEW World Championship. If he succeeds, Bryan already has a deal with MJF to face him for the AEW World title in a one-hour ironman match at AEW Revolution 2023. MJF has give Rush a briefcase full of cash. Will that serve as a motivation for Rush to beat Danielson? Danielson has already defeated Timothy Thatcher, Brian Cage, Bandido, Konosuke Takeshita, and Tony Nese. Can he get past the final hurdle as well?
MJF vs Konosuke Takeshita
Two weeks ago, Konosuke Takeshita saved Bryan Danielson from a post-match attack from Brian Cage and MJF. He also prevented MJF from interfering in Bryan’s match against Thatcher last week also. MJF also confronted Takeshita during his entrance for the match against Brian Cage. With them crossing paths so many times in the past weeks, AEW announced a match between them. This will just be MJF’s second match since he became the World Champion and first match since December 14 episode of Dynamite Winter is Coming. Will the AEW Champion suffer from ring rust?
Garcia-Guevara Gauntlet Match
Ricky Starks wants a rematch against Chris Jericho and the JAS wants him to earn it. In order to earn this rematch, Ricky will have to face and defeat Angelo Parker, Matt Menard, and finally, either Sammy Guevara or Daniel Garcia in a gauntlet match. So, will he be up for this challenge?
The Acclaimed vs The Gunns
AEW World Tag Team Champions The Acclaimed will put their titles on the line against the Gunns. These two teams have been feuding for a while. Last week, Billy Gunn walked out on both teams after getting fed up of their arguments. Then, the Gunns accused him of running away once again. This provoked Billy, and he granted them a tag team title match on the February 8 edition of Dynamite.
The Elite vs Top Flight & AR Fox
Top Flight pulled off an upset when they defeated The Young Bucks three weeks back. With Kenny Omega back, they quickly challenged The Elite to put their trios titles on the line as they look to taste gold for the first time. Will it be the case?
Women’s Title Eliminator
After few weeks of rest, Jamie Hayter has sprung back to action as she would face The Bunny in yet another Women’s Title Eliminator match. Although they did not directly get involved with Hayter for a few weeks, will Toni Storm and Saraya attack the Women’s Champion?