The May 13th episode of Dynamite aired from Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida. In addition to the takeaways below, it was announced that Mike Tyson will present the TNT Championship to the winner of Cody versus Lance Archer at Double or Nothing.
AEW Dynamite Results (5/13)
- Best Friends def. Jurassic Express
- Hikaru Shida def. Britt Baker, Penelope, Kris Statlander
- Matt Hardy & Kenny Omega def. Santana & Ortiz
- MJF def. Lee Johnson
- Chris Jericho def. Pineapple Pete
- Brodie Lee def. Christopher Daniels
Here are 6 takeaways from this week’s Dynamite:
Cody Attacked Lance Archer
Lance Archer came down to the ring to begin this week’s show. Archer beat the hell out of a backstage worker as Jake Roberts stood behind him. Roberts got in the ring and said that he was asked to give an apology for his antics last week.
Roberts stated that he will give an apology after Brandi kisses his ass. Jake essentially said that women belong at home before Cody burst into Daily’s Place in a truck. Cody beat Lance Archer down before staring at Jake Roberts. Cody started walking towards Jake and Archer capitalized by attacking Cody from behind.
Archer slammed Cody on the ring apron before Rhodes used Lance’s own hair to choke him. Cody launched a chair at Archer’s face and went for a Cutter but Lance blocked it. Jake then grabbed Archer and the two retreated up the entrance ramp.
Opinion: I’m sure this promo will piss people off and all that means is Jake Roberts is doing his job. The brawl between Cody and Archer was pretty sloppy but this was still a good segment.
Best Friends Picked Up A Win
Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus battled Best Friends (Trent & Chuck Taylor). Orange Cassidy and Marko Stunt were ringside for the match.
Match Recap: Jurassic Express controlled the action early and isolated Trent in the ring. Trent planted Jungle Boy with a Belly to Back Suplex and then perched him up on the top rope. Jungle Boy hit Trent with a Dropkick and then delivered a Jawbreaker to Chuck. Trent went for a Suicide Dive but Luchasaurus caught him. Best Friends planted Luchasaurus with a Suplex outside the ring. Jungle Boy flipped onto Best Friends as Dynamite went to a commercial break.
When Dynamite returned, Trent leveled Luchasaurus with a Spear in the ring. Jungle Boy hit a Clothesline on Chuck and turned around into a knee to the face from Trent. Trent connected with a beautiful Tornado DDT. Fenix came out of nowhere and booted Orange Cassidy in the head. MJF hopped over the barricade and attacked Jungle Boy. Chuck then planted Jungle Boy with the Awful Waffle for the pinfall victory. After the match, Wardlow hurled Marko Stunt into the barricade.
Hikaru Shida Will Face Nyla Rose For The Title At Double Or Nothing
Penelope Ford, Kris Statlander, Britt Baker, and Hikaru Shida battled tonight on Dynamite.
Match Recap: Baker grabbed Shida’s hair and slammed her face into the canvas. Shida and Statlander teamed up and planted Baker with a Backbreaker. Britt knocked Kris out of the ring and planted Shida with a Slingblade. Baker went for Lockjaw but Statlander broke it up. Britt connected with a DDT and Penelope went for the cover but Baker broke it up.
Britt slammed Statlander into the middle turnbuckle but turned around into a Clothesline from Shida as Dynamite went to a break. When Dynamite returned, Statlander and Shida were trading punches in the middle of the ring. Baker hit a Superkick and followed it up with a Destroyer on Kris.
Penelope hit Baker with a Cutter for a near fall. Penelope ducked under a Clothesline and hit Shida with a Stunner. Statlander hit Baker with a Falcon Arrow for a near fall. Shida went Baker and Kris out of the ring. Penelope hit a Dropkick off the top rope for a two count. Kip Sabian hopped up on the apron and shared a kiss with Penelope.
Shida booted Kip in the face as Statlander got back in the ring. Penelope hit Statlander with a Hurricanrana and then Britt applied the Lockjaw on Kris outside the ring. Hikaru Shida hit Penelope with a knee to the face for the pinfall victory.
Hardy & Omega Picked Up A Win
Match Recap: Santana and Ortiz attacked Kenny Omega during his entrance and beat him down. Matt Hardy finally showed up and took a bite out of Santana. The match officially started with Omega and Ortiz trading shots in the corner. Santana launched Matt Hardy into the barricade as Ortiz raked Kenny’s back.
Omega hit Santana and Ortiz with a Bulldog and tagged Matt in. Omega and Matt hit Poetry in Motion and then delivered a Suplex to Ortiz. Matt hit Santana with a Leg Drop for a near fall. When Dynamite returned from a break, Santana and Ortiz had Kenny isolated in the ring.
Matt Hardy eventually tagged in and sent Ortiz out of the ring. Hardy planted Santana with the Side Effect for a two count. Ortiz sent Matt out of the ring and Santana followed it up with a Suicide Dive. Hardy hit Ortiz with a Neckbreaker as Kenny took out Santana outside the ring. Back in the ring, Matt hit Santana with a Twist of Fate and went for the cover but Ortiz broke it up at two.
Hardy slammed Santana on the entrance ramp and tagged in. Matt locke din a submission as Sammy Guevara limped down to the ring wearing a neck brace. Matt hit Sammy with a Twist of Fate as Kenny connected with a V-Trigger to Ortiz’s face. Matt then slammed Ortiz to the canvas for the pinfall victory.
Inner Circle Challenged The Elite & Destroyed Vanguard 1
Pineapple Pete faced Le Champion Chris Jericho tonight on Dynamite. Inner Circle accompanied Jericho to the ring.
Match Recap: Jericho slapped Pete and Pineapple battled back and beat Jericho down in the corner. Jericho quickly hit the Judas Effect out of nowhere for the victory.
After the match, Jericho claimed that the threat of Pineapple Pete has been vanquished. Jericho said Inner Circle are fair and honorable men. Chris told The Elite to get their shit together and said they have created a Stadium Stampede match. It will be in an empty football stadium.
Vanguard 1 flew ringside with the Inner Circle shirt. Jericho ripped down the shirt and asked Vanguard if Elite accepted the challenge. They did and Jericho hit Vanguard 1 with a metal bat. Inner Circle took turns beating the hell out Vanguard 1 until it was completely shattered.
Opinion: Inner Circle versus The Elite sounds awesome for Double or Nothing. There are several matches that I’m looking forward to at the PPV and that just leaped to the top of the list.
Jon Moxley Sent A Message To Brodie Lee
Match Recap: Brodie controlled the action early but Daniels battled back with a Moonsault. Daniels went for the cover but Brodie kicked out before a one count. Lee leveled Daniels with a boot to the face before beating him down in the corner. Brodie connected with a Sidewalk Slam for a near fall.
Lee followed it up with a big boot for a two count. Daniels hit a DDT and then a Hurricanrana off the middle rope. 10 hopped on the ring apron for a distraction but Scorpio Sky and Kazarian beat him down. Daniels hit Brodie in the head with a chair and locked in a submission. Colt Cabana, Sky and Frankie battled with Dark Order outside the ring as Daniels hit Angels Wings for a one count.
Daniels hit a Moonsault off the second rope for a two count. Brodie planted Daniels with a Powerbomb and followed it up with a Discus Lariat for the pinfall victory.
After the match, Brodie Lee was surrounded by a few members of Dark Order. They handed him the AEW Championship as Jon Moxley came in through the crowd. Brodie shoved one of his followers into the ring and Moxley hit him with the Paradigm Shift. Brodie left with the AEW Championship as Moxley grabbed a microphone. Jon stated Brodie Lee has made a foolish decision and he is going to pay for it. Moxley added that there is going to be a hailstorm of violence and Brodie’s AEW career will be over before it’s started.
Opinion: I thought Dynamite was another solid show this week and I’m excited for Double or Nothing on the 23rd. Mike Tyson being a part of the PPV is huge and will definitely create some more buzz surrounding the event. Hardy & Omega versus Santana & Ortiz was the match of the night and the 4-way women’s match was solid as well.