The Dynamite clash between The Young Bucks and Death Triangle has earned a coveted five star rating from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter!
In an AEW World Tag Team Championship match on the most recent edition of Dynamite, the two high-flying teams met in the opener of the show. Though Death Triangle gave the champions an undeniably tough time, Fenix‘s mask being removed gave The Young Bucks the opening they needed to retain the titles.
The Young Bucks are no strangers to the five star rating, having achieved it (or exceeded it) on six different occasions. Since recently siding with Elite comrade Kenny Omega in his war with Jon Moxley, the Jackson brothers have displayed a new attitude. Though they won their titles against FTR at Full Gear whilst playing by the rules, they seem open to bending those rules to keep their new prizes.
Taking notice of the five star accolade, The Young Bucks addressed the news through another updated Twitter bio:
‘Oh will you look at that. We had another 5 star match on free TV with only Austin Gunn in the crowd. lol. We’ll only be appreciated when we’re long gone.’
Though five star matches on television have been rare in the past, the Observer has awarded the rating to four of them over the past two years. One of these, NXT UK’s WALTER vs. Ilja Dragunov, remains WWE’s most recent five star match.
This is now the ninth five star match of the year. The complete list of impressive matches is:
- Kazuchika Okada vs. Will Ospreay – Wrestle Kingdom 15 Night 1 (5.25*)
- Kota Ibushi vs. Tetsuya Naito – Wrestle Kingdom 15 Night 1 (5*)
- Shingo Takagi vs. Jeff Cobb – Wrestle Kingdom 15 Night 2 (5*)
- Kota Ibushi vs. Jay White – Wrestle Kingdom 15 Night 2 (5.25*)
- Kenny Omega vs. Rey Fenix – AEW New Year’s Smash Night 1 (5*)
- Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Shingo Takagi – The New Beginning in Nagoya (5.25*)
- Will Ospreay vs. Zack Sabre Jr. – New Japan Cup Night 8 (5*)
- Will Ospreay vs. Shingo Takagi – New Japan Cup Final (5.5*)
- The Young Bucks vs. Death Triangle (PAC and Rey Fenix) – AEW Dynamite 14/04/2021 (5*)
You can find complete results from AEW Dynamite here.