It definitely feels like Punk set fire to things, but this Dynamite was like an apology edition for the fans and a soft reset. I see a lot of things to be positive about going forward, as T.K. clearly responded to certain critiques:
1 – The AEW World title was made prestigious.
2 – Mox was instantly reheated and positioned to be the top babyface again (he's far more interesting than Hero of Chicago babyface Punk anyway, but that's me).
3 – The TNT title was defended again, and an attempt was made to address Wardlow floundering and losing heat.
4 – After the backlash against The Acclaimed losing, we get a rematch with SIOG set up as heels for it.
5 – At the very least, the TRIOS titles quickly got new champions who happen to be the most credible and longest-standing three-man team since The Elite.
I'd call that a pretty good pivot considering the disaster of All Out's fallout.
I definitely agree! If you compare it to something like the RAW after Survivor Series 97, which is one of the most wretched episodes of TV ever shat from Vince's brain, you can see how TK used the negativity as an opportunity to refocus on who was left and try to make some amends to address those criticisms.