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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (May 6, 2020): Return to live TV

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Here's a place to check results and comment along with a new episode of AEW Dynamite, airing live in its regular Wednesday night at 8PM Eastern time slot on TNT.

Check out our Wednesday morning preview post to get caught up on what led up to, and what we're looking forward to on, tonight’s show.

This episode comes our way live from Florida. Advertised for tonight: Broken Matt Hardy makes his in-ring debut when he teams with Kenny Omega against Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara in a Street Fight. Plus, World champ Jon Moxley in non-title action against Frankie Kazarian, and more!

Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the Dynamite live blog kicks off once the show starts on TNT. It will be below this line here. (REMINDER: NO GIFS OR PICS ARE ALLOWED IN THE COMMENTS SECTION. OFFENDERS WILL BE BANNED.)

Enjoy the show!


Beware of their coming, take heed our time is near. Fatality relinquish not, brutality in arms doth seek to destroy. They smashed through the clouds into the light of the moon, their steeds were full charging, called destruction and doom. ‘Twas as if all hell had broke loose on this night, and all in all it was a terrible sight, but now I’ve got to liveblog this here pro wrestling show, folks.

The show opens into a recap package for last week’s TNT Championship tournament semifinals.

Commentary, back to our normal pre-pandemic three-man team of Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone, and Excalibur, hype up tonight’s show for us.

Cody Rhodes vs. Joey Janela

Circling, collar and elbow, side headlock, shot off, shoulder block, drop down, arm drag, Rhodes blocks the second, La Casita, no dice. Trading pinfall attempts, shifting gear into trading chops, Janela with a knee lift, whip across, chop to the throat but Cody wants more! Kick the second chop, slap to the shoulder blade, arm wringer into the corner and strikes follow.

Delayed vertical suplex gets a nearfall, Joey fires back a leg lariat, slaps to the back of his own, and forearms to send Rhodes into the corner. Hard whip into the corner, Rhodes feeling it, gasping for air as Janela whips him across again to the same effect. Charging back elbow, jockeying for position and Joey throws Cody throat-first into the middle rope!

Back suplex follows, stomp to the back of the neck, snapmare into a bodyscissors as Janela tries to wear Rhodes down. Cody with a pinfall counter, both men wobbling on their feet and trading punches! Rhodes to the floor, Joey with an axehandle, whip into the barricade sends Cody running for the ring but Janela pulls him out for chops.

The Bad Boy hammering him against the stage, Rhodes cuts him off as he looks to pop up to the ramp. Trading punches, Janela takes charge again and a punch leaves Cody leaning in the ropes as he walks up the entrance, charging down the aisle... RHODES SIDESTEPS AND HITS HIM WITH A BEAUTIFUL DISASTER! Cody off the stage... CROOKED MOONSAULT TO THE FLOOR!

Back in the ring, Rhodes with the strikes, drop down slap, pump kick gets a superkick and Joey has an opportunity! Up top, diving elbow... SO CLOSE! Up top... RHODES WITH THE INVERTED SUPERPLEX FOR TWO! Back and forth, package piledriver countered into the snap scoop powerslam but Janela kicks out!

Joey follows it up with a catch German suplex, headed up top while Cody crawls out of the way, nobody home on the moonsault! Springboard... CODY CUTTER CAN’T PUT THE BAD BOY AWAY! Waiting for Janela to get up, Rhodes starts trading shots with him, great big haymakers devolving into a slugfest of forearms!

Palm strikes and backhands from Joey, but Rhodes catches him into the inverted facelock...

Cody Rhodes wins by pinfall with Cross Rhodes.

Post-match, Cody offers a handshake and Joey accepts it to send us to break.

Back from commercial, we get a video package to remind us exactly how much of a badass our AEW Women’s World Champion Nyla Rose is.

Tony Schiavone interviews her and she says she will always be the most dominant force in AEW.

Kenzie Paige vs. Nyla Rose

Squaring up, Rose with a knee into a clubbing blow before bieling Paige across the ring and stepping on her neck! Whip across, Kenzie sidesteps the charge, off the ropes, sunset flip but Nyla hosses her up! Desperation forearm and the champ just drops her with a lariat! HUGE German suplex to follow, Rose heads up top... SENTON ATOMICO! SHE PULLS HER UP BEFORE REFEREE BRYCE REMSBURG COUNTS THE THREE!

Powerbomb clutch... BEAST BOMB! A SECOND! IT’S OVER!

Nyla Rose wins by pinfall with the Beast Bomb.

Maxwell Jacob Friedman gets a video package promo about how he’s the guy after only five or six months on national television, but nobody wants to admit it because they all hate his guts. Everybody compares him to legends and finds him lacking, but that’s all insecurity, and a 24-year-old “kid” as they say, has taken their spot.

He’s a prodigy bell-to-bell and he’s gonna be champion in a blink of an eye with more “it” in his pinkie than they have in their entire body, and he isn’t a kid. He’s not the Rock, he’s not Piper, he’s not Flair, and he’s something the industry has never seen before, and that’s why he can afford to miss TV and sit back, because he knows he can come right back for his spot on the throne without a single scratch.

He’s injury-free, and next week, he sits back on his throne.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Shawn Spears talks about how Dustin Rhodes’ career is over after the beating Lance Archer gave him last week.

He blames one man for this, and it’s not Dustin nor Lance. He has a brother, and if he was ever in danger he’d do everything in his power to protect him. But Cody didn’t do that. He alone could have stopped that match— all he had to do was throw in the towel but he decided not to. Why? Is he selfish? Does he think he alone can carry on the Rhodes legacy?

Back to live, Tony Schiavone is at ringside with MJF, Wardlow, and Spears.

MJF says he’s really looking forward to seeing a real athlete next week, but he’s humble so he’s gonna tell Shawn how brave he is for telling the world about the real Cody Rhodes. Spears says Max has the greatest comeback story of all time and asks if he’s 100%, to which Friedman says he’s overhealed. They put each other over and Tony interrupts to ask about his Double or Nothing match against Jungle Boy.

Max does a spit-take and complains about not having signed off on the match, but Tony Khan says it’s official.

SCU make their entrance, and Frankie Kazarian will be in action after the break.

Frankie Kazarian vs. Jon Moxley

Circling, collar and elbow, into the corner, out of it, Kazarian with a drop toehold into a side headlock, shot off but he slips right back into it. Block the shoot off, Moxley counters into a hammerlock, Frankie reverses to a wristlock. Jon with a leg trip, reversing enough to stomp the bicep!

Chops in the ropes, knee lift, snapmare into a cover for one and Mox goes back to the hammerlock. Turning him over, wrenching it in, but Kazarian reverses back to the side headlock. Headlock takeover, Moxley forces him into the corner and breaks dirty with a chop! Trading chops, taking the paint off the leather, back to the headlock takeover goes Frankie!

Mox reverses to a backbreaker, following it up with a rear chinlock, crossface strikes, fishhook the nose, another backbreaker, only two! Kaz firing up, iron rod of resolve in his spine, trading forearms, up and over, headlock takeover into the headscissors counter! Frank rolling, arm drag into a leg lariat, back to the headlock but Mox counters with a back suplex over the ropes to the ramp to send us to break!

Back from commercial, Moxley has a crossface chickenwing applied but Kazarian is in the ropes and forces the break! Off the ropes, a knee strike sends Frankie to the floor! Diving... Kaz gets the boot up and plucks the champion out of mid-air! Back inside, slingshot DDT... JON KICKS OUT! Mox reverses the followup, release German suplex, duck the lariat, whip across, up and over, lungblower from the SCU man!

Unprettier connects... NOT ENOUGH! Trading strikes, both men running low, shotgun dropkicks from both men, Paradigm Shift countered, leg pick into Sol Naciente! Mox out with upkicks, to the apron but Kaz cuts him off with a guillotine leg drop! Jockeying for position over a suplex in the ropes, full nelson from Moxley, standing switch into a German from Kazarian!

Laying strikes in, Mox fires back in kind before dropping him with a lariat! Double chickenwing, Hook and Ladder countered into a victory roll for two! Kaz looking for quick covers, back elbow, snap suplex into the turnbuckles! Frankie up top, Jon recovers and climbs to meet him, half nelson, jockeying for position, nobody home on the dive!

Pass him into the corner, roll-through...

Jon Moxley wins by pinfall with Paradigm Shift.

Post-match, the Dark Order swarm Moxley and beat him down! Christopher Daniels and Scorpio Sky make the save but they get beaten down as well! One of them slams Daniels on the ramp and one hits a spinebuster on Sky! He’s identified as number 10 as the beatdown continues and Brodie Lee comes down, chair in hand to wallop the Fallen Angel with it!

He heads to the ring... DISCUS LARIAT LAYS THE CHAMPION OUT! Brodie gets on the mic and says he’s just here to answer the bounty that Moxley himself put on himself last week. There’s no crowd to give him energy and lift him up, no one to save him, and this is the energy he feels now. He’s not the same person who used to look him eye-to-eye in the past, he’s a leader now.

He makes lives extraordinary, and any of these distinguished men may sacrifice themselves for him at any time. He says Moxley is the unfortunate soul that has come into possession of something that he wants, that he needs. He makes his challenge for the title official and says he doesn’t know who he is, what he is, a movie star, an MMA fighter, or just a scared little fatherless boy from Cincinatti.

Answer his challenge or the Dark Order will make him!

Mox gets on the mic and says all he had to do was ask, which gets a running boot from Mr. Brodie! The Dark order attack again as Lee leaves, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a video package from Brandi Rhodes, responding to Jake “the Snake” Roberts.

She’s received his messages and she’s studied him long enough to know what happens next— an in-ring confrontation. Maybe they back her into the corner and feel real small, to scare her, and her husband comes running to her rescue and into his trap. Textbook, but today there’s a hole in that plot.

It’s not 1991 anymore, he’s not gonna slap her in the face and have it go unanswered. No, she hits back. Her husband is the good guy, the face of the company, but she’s more challenging to pin down. Her mother told her long ago not to fuck with people she doesn’t know, and Jake doesn’t know her. She’s not Caesar’s Cleopatra nor Samson’s Delilah, nor Bill’s Monica.

She’s Brandi Rhodes, Chief Brand Officer of AEW, and from now on he’ll keep her name out of his dirty old mouth.

Lance Archer vs. QT Marshall

Archer absolutely destroys Jason Cade at ringside before the match!

Bell rings, Marshall looking for striking opportunities around the edges but Archer drops him and punches his head in until referee Paul Turner warns him off! Stepping on his neck, charging elbows in the corner, QT gets a low-bridge and sends Lance to the floor... WHERE ARCHER DESTROYS HIM WITH A CHOKESLAM ON THE APRON!

Lance stalks around ringside, staring Brandi down, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Archer is in control in the ring, jawing at the camera over a fallen Marshall before hitting a turning Vader Bomb... NOPE! QT with desperate body blows, back body drop to the apron, springboard countered with a boot that destroys him! Dr. Britt Baker, DMD wallops Marshall with her show and Brandi throws it into the tenth row!

Neck snap over the ropes, Marshall still alive but he runs into a goozle! Right hands, each one of Lance’s is worth two of his but QT hits an enzuigiri! Corner lariat, whip reversed... HE CATCHES ARCHER ON A CHARGE! Lance slips out, Marshall with a suplex, Archer ends the rally with a pounce and sets him up top... BLACKOUT!

But he’s not done, and he applies the claw, slamming QT’s head into the mat over and over...

Lance Archer wins by pinfall with the EBD Claw.

Post-match, Dr. Baker runs in and DDTs Rhodes on the floor! She throws her in the ring, Archer stalks, grabbing a leg and dragging her over... JAKE HAS A SNAKE! HE DRAPES IT OVER BRANDI AND STRADDLES HER BRIEFLY BEFORE LETTING THE SNAKE WRITHE OVER HER! HE FAKES OUT LIKE HE’S GONNA THROW IT INTO THE CROWD!

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, commentary hypes up the Double or Nothing card as it currently stands, including a Casino Ladder Match for a shot at the AEW World Championship.

Taz interviews Darby Allin in a gym or warehouse somewhere.

He doesn’t speak, but Taz offers his help, professional to professional, to shore up the mistakes he made last week, and Darby walks off.

Commentary informs us that Brodie Lee vs. Christopher Daniels has been booked for next week, as well as Best Friends vs. Jurassic Express, and an interview with Jake “the Snake” Roberts and Lance Archer.

Le Sex Gods make their entrance and Chris Jericho damn near gets in a fight with Suge “Pineapple Pete” D before we go to break.

Kenny Omega & “Broken” Matt Hardy vs. Le Sex Gods (Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara) (Street Fight)

Chaos at the bell, all-out brawling, Hardy biting Guevara, it’s wild. Back in the ring, Matt gets the first nearfall on Sammy, Omega back inside... POETRY IN MOTION! Broken Matt clotheslines Chris to the floor, Kenny with a fireman’s carry on Guevara, Finlay Roll into the springboard moonsault... THE KNEES WERE UP!

Y2J dragging Hardy to the entrance, throwing him through the tunnel walls before returning to the ring to isolate Omega and work him over. Eventually Broken Matt comes back, Side Effect for Guevara... NOPE! Block a pump kick, eat an enzuigiri, Kenny in, Dragon suplex wipes Sammy out but Jericho is here with an aluminum baseball bat!

Wailing across his back, Guevara following with a shooting star press but Kenny gets the knees up and Broken Matt runs Chris off! Twist of Fate into a V-Trigger to the back of the head and the babyfaces are fired up! Hardy directs traffic and gets a ladder while Omega gets a table. They set up their hardware in the ring, Matt up on the ladder... SPLASH THROUGH THE TABLE BUT JAKE HAGER PULLS REFEREE BRYCE REMSBURG OUT OF THE RING!

Kenny dives on Hager but gets dropped into the apron as we go to break.

Back from commercial, we’re in the bowels of the arena somewhere as Jericho beats Hardy down! Smashing his face into an ice chest, but Matt gets a length of pipe and nails both Chris and Jake Hager with it! Putting Y2J into an ice machine, but he pulls out a bag of ice and throws it at him! They take Broken Matt over ot the freezer and dump him in, shutting it!

OMEGA WITH A TRASH CAN, METING OUT JUSTICE! He puts Jericho into a golf cart, smashing his face into a trash can but Guevara comes back in with a trash can shot of his own! Throwing Kenny through trash cans, into an ATM... AND MONEY COMES OUT! Sammy pockets the cash, Omega reverses and puts him into a concrete support pillar!

Punching away, powerbomb lift... POWERBOMB INTO A GARAGE DOOR! HE SIDESTEPS HAGER AND NAILS HIM WITH A V-TRIGGER BEFORE DUMPING HIM OVER SOME BARRICADES! Y2J runs a road case into Kenny, smashing his face into it while Suge D films. Dragging Omega into position... SUPLEX INTO A BARRICADE! Into a support pillar, Jericho puts a cone on his own head before hitting Kenny with it!

Omega fires back with a wet floor sign that explodes across Chris Jericho’s back! Broken Matt escapes the ice machine and starts the golf cart! He demands these events be documented, driving the cart over... HE CLIPS JERICHO WITH THE GOLF CART! Sammy checks on his pal while Kenny gets in the cart with Hardy and they drive off.

One U-turn later and they’re chasing Guevara... AND HE TAKES THE CART HARD! Gunning for Jericho again, they pull up in front of him and get out to stalk out after him, putting him on a table. Hardy directing traffic, there’s a scissor lift right there and Omega climbs up on it! The lift rises, Hager cuts Broken Matt off and Jericho gets off the tables!

Kenny perches... MOONSAULT OFF THE SCISSOR LIFT TO TAKE THE INNER CIRCLE AND HIS OWN PARTNER OUT! Drawing Chris up, electric chair... BUT ORTIZ AND SANTANA MAKE THE SAVE! The Inner Circle work That Damn Numbers Game, beating our babyfaces down! TRIPLE POWERBOMB PUTS BROKEN MATT THROUGH THE TABLE!

They drag Omega over, Y2J is on the back of the cart and they pass him over to Le Champion... POWERBOMB INTO THE ROOF OF THE GOLF CART! Hager drags Kenny back over towards Hardy and throws him at Jericho...

Le Sex Gods win by pinfall with the Judas Effect from Chris Jericho on Kenny Omega.

The Inner Circle celebrates.

That’s the show, folks.

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