AEW Dynamite aired from Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida. It was the final episode of Dynamite before Double or Nothing. Matt Hardy battled Sammy Guevara in this week’s main event.
Dynamite Results (5/20)
- Jon Moxley def. 10
- MJF def. Jungle Boy
- Fenix def. Orange Cassidy
- Nyla Rose & Britt Baker def. Hikaru Shida & Kris Statlander
- Matt Hardy def. Sammy Guevara
Here are 6 takeaways from this week’s show:
Jon Moxley Sent A Message To Brodie Lee
AEW Champion Jon Moxley battled 10 from the Dark Order to begin the show. Brodie Lee came to the entrance ramp with the stolen title and cut a promo. Brodie demanded that 10 go hurt Moxley for him. Moxley will defend the AEW Championship against 10 at Double or Nothing this Saturday night.
Match Recap: Moxley leveled 10 with a knee to the face and followed it up with a Suplex. Jon stomped the hell out of 10 in the corner of the ring. 10 battled back for a moment but Moxley put a stop to that with a Piledriver. Moxley hit 10 with the Paradigm Shift for the easy victory.
After the match, Moxley put 10’s arm in a steel chair and grabbed a microphone. Moxley said he is going to give Brodie ten seconds to come out here and give him the title back or he is going to break 10’s arm. Brodie appeared on the jumbotron and said we all have to make sacrifices and he is leaving. Moxley then hit 10’s arm with the chair and told Brodie he will see him Saturday night at Double or Nothing.
MJF Picked Up A Win Heading Into Double Or Nothing
MJF battled Marko Stunt tonight on Dynamite.
Match Recap: MJF locked in a Bear Hug and then planted Marko with a Suplex. MJF launched Marko to the corner of the ring and then perched him up on the top turnbuckle.
MJF shouted that this is Jungle Boy’s future come Double or Nothing but Marko shoved MJF down to the canvas. Stunt hit a Hurricanrana and followed it up with a couple Dropkicks.
Marko hit MJF with a knee to the face and knocked him out of the ring. Stunt sent MJF into the steel steps and rolled back into the ring. Marko went for a Suicide Dive but MJF countered with a big punch to the face. MJF connected with a Shoulderbreaker and then locked in the Salt of the Earth for the submission victory.
After the match, MJF grabbed a microphone and joked that everyone was so proud of Marko Stunt tonight. MJF asked Wardlow to lift Stunt up and MJF hit him with the diamond ring. Luchasaurus and Jungle Boy rushed the ring but MJF retreated. MJF will battle Jungle Boy this Saturday night.
Jake Roberts & Arn Anderson Hyped The TNT Title Match
Jake “The Snake” Roberts and Arn Anderson joined Tony Schiavone in the ring. Roberts said it was almost surreal to sit across the table from Arn Anderson because they never had a match against each other.
Roberts stated that Lance Archer has destroyed everything that has been put in front of him and Cody sacrificed his own brother so he wouldn’t have to face him. Jake added that Archer is a mean son of a bitch that is going to rip Cody’s heart out. Roberts joked that Arn Anderson is looking “thick”.
Arn said he can see the evil in Roberts’ eyes and the snake was just distraction. Roberts interrupted and stated that he has been to hell and back and suggested that they fight. Anderson hyped up Mike Tyson presenting the TNT Championship and claimed that he can do whatever he wants at the PPV.
Jake said he promised Archer that he gets the first shot at Tyson and joked that he was hoping Brandi would present the belt because he’d love to bump into her again. Arn stated that Cody has to win because he has turned the business on it’s head in one year.
Anderson brought up DDP Yoga and said he wants Jake to be real limber when he gives him the Spinebuster and shoves his head where sun doesn’t shine.
The Casino Ladder Match Participants Brawled
Fenix squared off against Orange Cassidy tonight on Dynamite. Fenix tried to hit Cassidy with a boot to the face like he did last week on the entrance ramp but Orange avoided it.
Match Recap: Orange Cassidy hit Fenix with a Dropkick that sent Rey to the outside. Back in the ring, Fenix hit Orange Cassidy in the face and followed it up with an awesome Leg Drop for a near fall. When Dynamite returned from a break, Orange hit a Crossbody off the top rope and followed it up with a DDT for a near fall.
Cassidy made his way to the top rope but Fenix caught him with an uppercut. Orange shoved Cassidy to the mat and hit a DDT for a two count. Fenix battled back with a Powerbomb for another two count. Cassidy connected with the Air Raid Crash and went for the cover but Fenix kicked out at two.
Kip Sabian brought a ladder to the entrance ramp and climbed to the top of it. Cassidy got distracted and Fenix hit a low blow. Fenix then hit a Cutter for the pinfall victory.
After the match, SCU knocked over the ladder and Sabian crashed to the canvas in the ring. Jimmy Havoc rushed the ring and a brawl broke out. Fenix tried to flip onto everyone but came up short and landed hard on the ground. Colt Cabana hit a Moonsault and then Orange Cassidy hit one of his own as Dynamite went to a break.
Opinion: Orange Cassidy and Fenix had a very entertaining match. Nobody caught Fenix, Cabana, or Cassidy during their flips out of the ring. Fenix came up short and nobody broke his fall. Cabana had a rough landing and Cassidy wound up bashing his legs off the barricade. This was a fun brawl but that was just a ridiculous sequence
Shida Slammed Rose Through A Table
Kris Statlander & Hikaru Shida faced Britt Baker & Nyla Rose tonight. Nyla will defend her AEW Women’s Championship against Hikaru Shida in a No DQ match this Saturday night at Double or Nothing.
Match Recap: Nyla Rose absolutely leveled Statlander with a shoulder tackle and then stomped on her in the corner of the ring. Shida tagged in and hit a Splash on Baker and Rose in the corner.
Statlander and Shida lifted Nyla on their shoulders and slammed her on top of Britt in the corner of the ring. Shida hit Rose with a Dropkick off the top rope and followed it up with a knee to the back of the head for a near fall. Nyla then planted Shida with the Beast Bomb for the pinfall victory.
After the match, Nyla Rose grabbed a table and slid it into the ring. Rose set up Shida on the table but Statlander made the save. Hikaru then hit a Superplex that sent Nyla through the table.
Young Bucks & Hangman Page Returned To Battle Inner Circle
Matt Hardy battled Sammy Guevara in the main event on this week’s show.
Match Recap: Hardy dominated the action early and sent Sammy flying out of the ring. Hardy followed him out there and slammed Sammy into the barricade before the action returned to the ring. Matt went for the Twist of Fate but Sammy escaped and hit an Enziguri.
Guevara hit Hardy with a Hurricanra that sent him to the outside. Sammy flipped onto Matt and both men fell to the floor as Dynamite went to a break. When Dynamite returned, Sammy went for a Moonsault but Matt got out of the way.
Hardy slammed Sammy’s face into the turnbuckle several times as the wrestlers in the crowd chanted “delete!”. Hardy hit the Side Effect but Sammy kicked out at two. Guevara battled back with a kick to the face for a near fall. Matt planted Sammy with an awesome Twist of Fate but Guevara somehow kicked out at two.
Matt took off Sammy’s boot and bit his toe but Sammy escaped and hit a knee to the face for a near fall. Guevara hit a springboard Cutter for another two count. Hardy then hit another Twist of Fate for the victory.
After the match, Inner Circle appeared on the jumbotron and had Kenny Omega held up against the field goal post. Jericho hit Omega with the baseball bat before the Young Bucks made the save. Matt Hardy joined the party and a brawl broke out. Hangman Page sprinted across the field and leveled Jake Hager with a Clothesline. The Elite stood tall to end the show. The Elite will battle Inner Circle in a Stadium Stampede match this Saturday night at Double or Nothing.
Opinion: Hangman Page sprinting across the field and leveling Jake Hager was my favorite moment of the night. I thought Anderson and Roberts had a really good promo as well. Overall, this week’s Dynamite was a very entertaining show and I’m really looking forward to Double or Nothing this weekend.