The May 27th edition of Dynamite aired live from Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida. It was the first episode of Dynamite following AEW Double or Nothing. The Revival debuted as FTR tonight and Chris Jericho called out Mike Tyson at the end of the show.
Dynamite Results (5/27)
- Young Bucks & Matt Hardy def. Private Party & Joey Janela
- Brian Cage def. Lee Johnson
- Hikaru Shida def. Christi Jaynes
- Kip Sabian & Jimmy Havoc def. SCU to earn a shot at the tag titles next week
- Jungle Boy won the Battle Royal & will face Cody next week for the TNT Title
Here are 6 takeaways from this week’s Dynamite:
FTR Made Their Debut
Matt Hardy and the Young Bucks faced Joey Janela and Private Party in the first match of the night.
Match Recap: Matt and the Young Bucks dominated early and isolated Joey Janela in the corner of the ring. Isiah Kassidy tagged in and knocked Nick to the apron. Marq Quen tagged in and hit Nick with a Hurricanrana off the apron. Janela planted Nick with a Death Valley Driver outside the ring.
Back in the ring, Kassidy tagged back in and continued to beat Nick Jackson down before locking in an Abdominal Stretch. The action spilled outside the ring and Nick accidentally hit Blade with a Superkick. The Young Bucks brawled with Butcher and Blade as Jim Ross joked (shot at WWE) that the wrestlers could be stuck behind plexiglass.
Kassidy and Matt Hardy tagged in and Isiah connected with an Enziguri. Janela hopped in the ring and walked right into a Side Effect. Joey battled back and knocked the Young Bucks out of the ring with a Dropkick. Private Party flipped onto the Young Bucks outside the ring as Joey was hung up in the ropes. Marq tweaked his knee and Isiah returned to the ring. Young Bucks then hit a couple of Splashes to win the match.
Butcher and Blade attacked Young Bucks after the match. FTR (formerly The Revival in WWE) then showed up in a truck and saved Matt and Nick. FTR then walked away from a handshake to end the segment.
Opinion: AEW’s tag team division was already excellent and it just got even better. I hope Marq Quen’s injury isn’t serious because Private Party are extremely entertaining.
Brian Cage Sent A Message To Moxley
AEW Champion Jon Moxley joined commentary for Brian Cage’s match against Lee Johnson.
Match Recap: Cage launched Lee across the ring and followed it up with a Splash in the corner. Brian connected with a release German Suplex as Taz watched along from the entrance ramp. Brian Cage hit a Buckle Bomb and then the Drillclaw for the pinfall victory.
After the match, Taz told Moxley that he respects him and he is the top guy. Taz stated that Moxley is dealing with a machine at Fyter Fest and Cage will rip Jon’s heart out of his chest at the PPV.
Britt Baker Will Be Back At All Out
Britt Baker came to the entrance ramp in a wheelchair and Tony Schiavone joined her. Baker listed the rules of being a role model. Rule #3 was don’t hurt the role model, and said that her broken tibia was a conspiracy. Britt said she is close personal friends with the top executives and without her there is no women’s division.
Baker added that Statlander being an alien is a crock of shit and called Shida a fraudulent champion. Britt accused Nyla Rose of being a conspirator as well because she usually leaps off the top rope with precision.
Baker then showed several pictures and stated that referee Aubrey Edwards was the mastermind behind all of this because she is always there when she gets injured. Baker announced that she will be back All Out. Baker then rolled away and it was revealed that “Roll Model” was written on the back of her wheelchair.
Cody Will Defend The TNT Championship Every Week
Tony Schiavone interviewed TNT Champion Cody tonight. Cody said that Tom Brady is his favorite QB because he wasn’t the first pick. Cody said when Tony Khan started AEW he wasn’t the first, second, or third call but it doesn’t bother him because he is the first champion of America’s greatest network.
Cody said his mother taught him everything he needs to know and that this isn’t about talent. He vowed to outwork anyone and that he is about to cut a schedule like no wrestler before. Cody announced that he will stand out her every week for an Open Challenge every week on Dynamite.
Jungle Boy Will Face Cody Next Week For The TNT Championship
Orange Cassidy took his time getting to the ring for the Battle Royal. Earlier in the night, Orange Cassidy walked through a backstage promo with Inner Circle. Jericho got pissed off and Santana & Ortiz got revenge by attacking Cassidy during his entrance.
Match Recap: Luchasaurus eliminated Luther by Chokeslamming him onto the floor and to the outside. MJF elimated Sonny Kiss and then beat him down some more outside the ring. Billy Gunn eliminated Colt Cabana and Colt couldn’t believe it. Dark Order handed Cabana a flyer as Dynamite went to a break.
Marko Stunt eliminated Christopher Daniels and went for a Crossbody but Wardlow caught him. Wardlow then launched Marko onto Daniels to eliminate him. MJF and Wardlow teamed up on Luchasaurus and beat him down. Wardlow and MJF then eliminated Billy and Luchasaurus.
Jungle Boy, MJF, Wardlow, and Orange Cassidy were the final four wrestlers in the match. MJF put on the Dynamite Diamond Ring and tried to hit Cassidy but he ducked and hit Wardlow. Jungle Boy then eliminated MJF and then teamed with Orange Cassidy to eliminate Wardlow. Cassidy hit two Superman Punches and knocked Jungle Boy to the canvas. Jungle Boy battled back and sent Orange Cassidy over the top rope to win the Battle Royal. It was then announced that he will face Cody next week for the TNT Championship.
Mike Tyson & Inner Circle Brawled
Inner Circle held a Pep Rally to lift their spirits following their loss to The Elite in the Stadium Stampede match at Double or Nothing. The Jaguars cheerleaders performed on the entrance ramp and were then joined by Vickie Guerrero. Vickie introduced the members of Inner Circle as they came down to the ring.
Jericho said it has been a rough time for Inner Circle but they will rise again. Chris handed out shirts that had Inner Circle as the winners of the Stadium Stampede match on it and the wrestlers started throwing them back in the ring. Sammy stated that they didn’t win the Stadium Stampede but match but they participated.
Guevara handed them trophies and Santana gave out food, Vick’s Vapor Rub, Timberlands, and a picture of Marc Anthony to Jericho. Chris gave Sammy a scooter and Hager read a poem he wrote entitled “Happiness”. Hager’s poem turned dark very quickly and Jericho stopped him.
Chris said that he wanted Mike Tyson’s head on a platter and that he has been dreaming about getting his hands on Tyson’s fat head. Sammy stated that he got Jericho a cheese platter and A Little Bit of the Bubbly but most of it was eaten.
Mike Tyson and his entourage (Henry Cejudo, Vitor Belford, Rashad Evans) came down to the ring and started trash talking with Inner Circle. Jericho said he has been dreaming of this for ten years ever since Tyson turned on him. Chris demanded an apology but Mike Tyson ripped off his shirt and flexed in front of Jericho instead. A brawl then broke out before the AEW locker room broke it up.
Opinion: This was completely ridiculous and I couldn’t help but laugh at Jericho shouting “Tyson!” at the top of his lungs as he was being held back. I have no idea where this is all going but it should be a fun watch. Mike Tyson struggled to rip his shirt in half and it was hilarious. Dynamite was another fun show this week and next week should be great too with two title matches already announced.