Who cut the best ‘go home’ promo for Revolution?


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AEW is thought of as a “workrate” promotion, and in-ring action remains its bread-and-butter. But there are a lot of talented microphone workers on Tony Khan’s payroll too. For the Mar. 1’s Dynamite final push to this Sunday’s Revolution PPV, in between the multi-man spectacles and pull-apart brawls, the company let four veterans sell their three matches with their mouths rather than flips and fists.

Three of them spent a lot of time in WWE, and that’s interesting to note & good debate fodder — but it’s not our topic here today. We’re more interested in which of these you thought did the best job of convincing people to fork over their hard-earned money this weekend.

Jon Moxley and Hangman Page have done plenty of physical work getting to their Texas Death Match in San Francisco. They got to pre-tape their closing arguments, and in addition to having the luxury of multiple takes, that let them customize their presentation… Mox covered in blood…

… the Anxious Millennial Cowboy hanging out in a barn loft:

If their promos usually work for you, these should, as they’re high quality versions of their work. If their promos don’t often move you? These might not either.

Christian Cage finally spoke on why he came back to target Jungle Jack Perry: Cage resents that his former mentee thinks he’s winning singles gold before him. More than that (and this would have been my favorite line of the night, but while it didn’t come in a promo, Samoa Joe telling Powerhouse Hobbs from commentary, “I’m not your barber so don’t come up here and catch a fade” can’t really be topped) Christian doesn’t like that Jack and his whole generation “treat my business like a video game” when he treats it “like an ATM machine, an I’m not done milking it dry.”

Perry responded with a video, because he’s not quite up to working a crowd like Captain Charisma’s. No shame in that, though. While he may have gone too “cheap heat” with the Luke Perry references again, Christian got the job done.

Last but not necessarily least, another we had another tried-and-true approach, Bryan Danielson’s main event promo. The American Dragon got the crowd fired up, left World champ MJF stunned, and reminded us he’s really good at this aspect of the business, too.

Whose was most effective?

And after you’ve clicked on of those options, check out the highlights from the Mar. 1 Revolution go home edition Dynamite below. We’ve put all the YouTube videos AEW has released as of this morning in a playlist, and since they don’t release everything that way at the same time, we’ve got Twitter clips of the other big moments and matches below that.

  • Powerhouse Hobbs is The Face of The Revolution
  • The House of Black Continue Mind Games With The Elite

For complete results and the live blog for Dynamite click here. To read a complete recap & review of all the night’s events click here.

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