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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (May 12, 2021): Three championship matches

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Here's a place to check results and comment along with a new episode of AEW Dynamite, airing tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern 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 from Jacksonville, Florida, and will feature three title tilts, with Jon Moxley defending the IWGP United States belt against New Japan’s Yuji Nagata, SCU puts their tag future on the line to try and take the titles from The Young Bucks, and TNT champ Darby Allin fights through injuries in hopes of fighting off an angry Miro. Plus, Orange Cassidy and PAC go one-on-one to determine World champ Kenny Omega’s Double Or Nothing challenger, The Pinnacle is “coronated” after their Blood & Guts win, Tony Schiavone interviews Jade Cargill, 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.

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Enjoy the show!


He’d explain to you but it would take too long, why he is right and everybody else is wrong. He’d endeavor friend to make your mind correct, he’d try but he thinks it would take too long, too long. It’s probably simple math that keeps him on his elevated path, but me? I’m just here to liveblog this pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with Jon Moxley and Yuji Nagata getting warmed up backstage for their match.

Thence to the intro video.

Jon Moxley (c) vs. Yuji Nagata (IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship)

Face to face, Nagata starts a shoving match, forearm for forearm, whip to the corner, Jon with a lariat but Yuji comes out of the corner staring him down! Whip across, knee lift, a big boot sends Moxley to the floor! Jon tears at his face on the floor, throws him into the post, gets on the apron and follows it with a diving knee to the spine!

Throwing Nagata into the barricade, back inside, forearms and lariats in the corner, snapmare, off the ropes with a Penalty Kick, elbow drop, only one! Chest kicks, Blue Justice wants more and the last one lasys him out for two! Rear chinlock, clawing at Nagata’s face, off the second but Yuji catches him! Exploder denied, Nagata starts laying in the kicks with great violence!

Whip across, big boot, exploder suplex connects... NOPE! Jockeying for position over a suplex, Nagata breaks away for forearms, whip reversed, roll under, fakeout dropkick to the knee! More chest kicks from Blue Justice, Moxley wants him to hit harder! Rising up, face to face, trading forearms with abandon, sidestep the big boot, German suplex takes Yuji down!

Off the ropes, lariat wipes Nagata out... NOPE! Looking for the piledriver, Nagata blocks and counters with the back body drop! Kick to the ribs, charging in with a big knee, suplex lift puts him up in the corner... AVALANCHE EXPLODER, FOLLOW IT UP WITH A RUNNING KICK... MOXLEY KICKS OUT! Looking for the Saito Suplex, Mox blocks, sleeper hold applied!

Nagata flagging but not failing, he reverses into Shirome and Jon gets the ropes to force the break! Shoulder armbreaker, trading forearms, Mox winds up off the ropes, cut off with a boot, enzuigiri, Mox returns a sliding lariat... NOPE! Bulldog choke attempt as blood starts to flow down Moxley’s cheek, standing up, Nagata breaks his grip and reverses back into a strike exchange!

Front chancery knees, underhook...

Jon Moxley wins by pinfall with Paradigm Shift to retain the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship.

Post-match, Nagata and Moxley bow low to each other and then kind of pussycat headbutt each other in respect.

Commentary hypes tonight’s show up.

Backstage, Ortiz, Sammy Guevara, and Jake Hager are interviewed. They said they had the Pinnacle beaten last week but Maxwell Jacob Friedman stole it from them and then showed his true colors by throwing Chris Jericho off the cage and getting Santana arrested for stabbing him with a fork. They want another match and it’ll never be over as long as they’re in the same company. Give them their rematch or they’ll put you in the grave!

Enter Cody Rhodes to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Cody Rhodes gets on the mic.

He says he knows patriotism is out of style but he’s never not been proud to be an American. Anthony Ogogo has run down and verbally buried the United States with such vitriol and the irony is that he’s got a visa and is afforded the same rights as all of us. He spews some crap about the argument being what makes us great (to which I say that it’s a little different when “whether or not I get to have rights” is the subject of the argument) and carries on about the American dream and such.

He talks about how his kid will be biracial and shun neither identity and he wants her to know that he didn’t just lay down under somebody else’s flag, he got off his ass and fought back. The match is gonna happen at Double or Nothing, but it’s not the American Nightmare that’s fighting, the presentation won’t be different, but he’ll be the “American Dream” Cody Rhodes.

SCU get a video package hyping up their title match.

SCU (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian) vs. Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) (c) (AEW World Tag Team Championship)

Kazarian and Nick to start, collar and elbow, Frankie with a hammerlock into a takedown and SCU get the momentum going. Tag into double teams, Matt runs in and gets taken out and the double teams roll on. Action to the floor, the Bucks turn the tide and Matt powerbombs Daniels into the apron! Rolling him in, we go to break.

Back from commercial, SCU have recovered, double whip into an assisted powerbomb but Nick kicks out! Celebrity Rehab takes Matt out, SCU set Nick up for the BMU but Matt is back on the apron to shove Daniels aside! Kaz catches him with the guillotine leg drop, Nick with the gamengiri into the bulldog to take Frank out after!

Slingshot X-Factor connects, Nick heads to the floor and superkicks Daniels into the post so hard his forehead explodes into a crimson mask! Kazarian with a slingshot Ace Crusher... NOPE! Matt back in, powerbomb lift, into the corner enzuigiri, up top, More Bang For Your Buck denied, Kazarian with a victory roll / northern lights combo on both Bucks... NOT ENOUGH!

Kaz has a Buck in a small package but Doc Gallows runs interference and keeps referee Rick Knox from counting! Frankie with a powerbomb lift, transitioning... STYLES CLASH BUT NICK RETURNS TO BREAK IT UP! The Bucks cut Kazarian off, Tombstone Piledriver into a knee... DANIELS BREAKS IT UP! Sidestep the kick, underhooks... ANGEL’S WINGS TAKES NICK OUT!

Tagging back in, stumbling and weak, Matt spears the Fallen Angel and punches the head wound over and over! Kick to the gut, underhooks, countered with a back body drop! Matt mockingly dropping “I’m sorry, I love you,” the superkick... CHRISTOPHER DANIELS KICKS OUT! Rock Bottom from Daniels, Best Moonsault— HIS KNEES GIVE OUT ON THE FIRST TRY BUT HE NAILS IT ON THE SECOND AND NICK JACKSON BREAKS IT UP!

Clothesline sends Nick to the floor and takes Karl Anderson out... MATT SPRAYS SOME KIND OF AEROSOL IN DANIELS’ FACE AND THEN SPIKES HIM WITH THE CAN, COVER... HE KICKS OUT! Tag to Nick, double wristlocks... BTE TRIGGER! KAZARIAN FAILS TO BREAK IT UP! SCU ARE DONE!

Young Bucks win by pinfall with the BTE Trigger to retain the AEW World Tag Team Championship.

Backstage, Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston are trashing the Elite’s dressing room!

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, we see footage of a bloodied Daniels hugging Kazarian.

Christian Cage is interviewed backstage.

He takes issue with Taz critiquing his wrestling ability, and there’s no denying that Taz used to be a bad man, but now he’s not going to back up the things he says, so next week, he’s got an open contract and he wants Taz to send any member of Team Taz after him. And as for Double or Nothing, he’s gonna be in the Casino Battle Royal and win it.

Matt Sydal rolls up and says he’s gonna be in that match too and he has his mind on redemption. He also says he’s gonna beat Christian before Double or Nothing.

Orange Cassidy vs. PAC (AEW World Championship #1 Contender’s Match)

Cassidy takes his shades off and puts them on PAC, and the Bastard takes them off and mangles them! Duck a lariat, Air Raid Crash out the gates... NOPE! Action to the floor, Orange throws him into the barricade and we go to break.

Back from commercial, PAC is in control on the floor, throwing Cassidy into the barricade! Back inside, passing kick, perched up top, the Bastard throws a missile dropkick! Another big missile dropkick, Orange is down and out, cover for two. Dragging Cassidy over, up top again, but Orange rolls away! Charging over, stomp in passing, Cassidy with the thumbs up!

Throwing PAC into the turnbuckles, drop down, back roll, into a crossleg victory roll pin for two! Rolling solebutt, the Bastard whips him across and cuts him down with a kick! Liger Bomb connects... STILL NO! With Cassidy recovering on the floor, we go to break.

Back from commercial, PAC is standing in the ring and Don Callis comes to ringside to demand a winner.

With referee Aubrey Edwards busy, Kenny Omega slips into the ring and lays PAC out with the title belt!

They pose on the stage and Edwards calls the match...

The match goes to a no-contest, presumably?

Callis says this means that Kenny gets the night off for Double or Nothing and asks the champ where he wants to go on his night off.

Tony Schiavone rolls up and says he’s just been informed by Tony Khan that Double or Nothing WILL have a world title match and it’ll be double for Kenny, because he’ll have to defend in a three-way match against both Orange Cassidy and PAC.

Omega protests, Tony wishes him good luck.

The Elite are in the locker room upset about Kingston and Moxley trashing the place.

The Bucks invite the Varsity Blonds to step in the ring with them next week, but they’re gonna settle a personal grudge for themselves at Double or Nothing, and they want Kingston and Mox at the PPV!

And on that bombshell, we go to break.

Back from commercial, “Hangman” Adam Page and the Dark Order are interviewed.

Dark Order pledge to get Hangman back to the top but he says it was bound to happen, he was #1 and he had a target on his back, and it took three and a half guys to help Brian Cage beat him. And if he was the kind of guy he thinks Brian Cage is, he thinks he wouldn’t be very satisfied with that victory, so why not leave Team Taz behind and face him one-on-one and earn that victory.

If he loses, he can accept that, but for Cage, it’s... double or nothing.

See what he did there?

The Pinnacle make their entrance, bringing some pretty ladies to the stage with them for their celebration.

Maxwell Jacob Friedman (wearing a crown and a pastel pink suit) says you’ll call him the greatest of all time now, and you should bow to him and the Pinnacle. He doesn’t know if the mouth-breathing poors have heard this, but last week they were #1 on cable for the first time ever and broke a record on TSN in Canada, too, and he gives all the credit to Canadian legend Shawn Spears.

He says he’s a benevolent king, and he asks if we want to see a rematch... but his answer is no. Tully Blanchard gets on the mic and says he’s been on top many times in the past, but this group of guys right here, they took everything the Inner Circle could dish out last week and made them quit. When you quit, you quit, and the Pinnacle deserve the finest things.

He’s got a present right here that he spent thousands of dollars on, expensive watches for all five of his boys! Every time they see it on their wrist, they will know it was a present from Tully Blanchard, and that’s what being part of the Pinnacle is being all about.

Honking ensues, and the Inner Circle drive up to the arena in some kind of mutant golf cart with a trailer attached. The trailer has a banner hanging on it with a picture of Chris Jericho, labeled “a little bit of the bubbly,” and MJF tells them to drive off because Chris Jericho’s never showing his face on Dynamite again and the Inner Circle is done.

Except... Jericho is here tonight, arm in a brace and standing up in the trailer! He asks for a rematch, but again Friedman says the answer is no. Chris tells Sammy to get ‘em... AND HE OPENS FIRE WITH A CHAMPAGNE CANNON, SOAKING THE PINNACLE AND SENDING THE GIRLS RUNNING!

MJF gets on the mic again and says if Jericho wants a match, he’s got it, Stadium Stampede at Double or Nothing, but don’t celebrate too soon, because the Inner Circle has to break up forever if they lose. Take it or leave it!

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Jim Ross has a sitdown interview with Dr. Britt Baker, DMD.

She says it’s poetic that the monster Hikaru Shida created is going to dethrone her unless she kills her, but you may have noticed that she’s pretty hard to kill. Talk turns to Baker interrupting a Forbes photoshoot earlier today and attacking Shida. She says she just thought the article should have pics with the current champ when it goes to print.

She says she’s the pulse of the division, and come Double or Nothing, the women’s division is gonna live on its own when she becomes champion, guaranteed.

Jazmin Allure vs. Thunder Rosa

Circling, Rosa in with a knee, a chop, forearms in the ropes, Allure gets a little comeback but Thunder rolls away from her and hammers her with a shotgun dropkick! Scoop and a slam, running senton, shoulderbreaker sets her up...

Thunder Rosa wins by pinfall with the Fire Thunder Driver.

Commentary hypes up next week’s show for us.

We get footage of Jade Cargill being interviewed earlier today.

“Smart” Mark Sterling pitching her on his management on Dark this week is played, but she says she handles her own business, and as for the offers, she’s listening, but she’s her own boss, and she’s that bitch.

And we’re going to break.

Back from commercial, we get a video package of Darby Allin going back to the beat-up old skate building that he used to haunt and asking Miro what he’s actually achieved in AEW. He knows exactly who he is, but who is Miro? He’s not letting him take the title away from him, and say what you want, but you’ll have to admit he’s one of the toughest men he’s ever stepped in the ring with.

Darby Allin (c) vs. Miro (AEW TNT Championship)

Miro attacks before the bell and throws Allin around, demanding that referee Paul Turner ring the bell! Darby to the floor, Turner checks on him more but Miro rolls up and throws him around the ringside area and into the barricade! A lariat sends Allin over the barricade! GERMAN SUPLEX BACK OVER THE BARRICADE TO RINGSIDE!

Back in the ring, Miro with a hip attack in the corner, big right hand, Turner begging him to back off and asking Darby to answer him. Allin takes his ring jacket off at long last and gives his assent, we have a bell!

Machka Kick... NOT ENOUGH! Miro thinks he’s won but Turner corrects him as Darby falls to the floor for a breather! Allin catches him with dropkicks and clubbing blows, looking for Diamond Dust but the Bulgarian Lion blocks! Darby evades, throwing him into the post, back in, off the ropes. suicide dive knocks Miro ass over teakettle!


Back from commercial, Allin is throwing desperate upkicks and we get footage of “All Ego” Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky taking Sting out during the break. Miro with a huge Karelin Lift, drawing Darby up into the bear hug! I can hardly bear it! Allin gets the ropes but Miro gator rolls him back to a standing waistlock. Back elbows to break, shove into the corner, boots up but Miro blocks, back suplex, Darby lands on his feet!

Sleeper hold applied, bodyscissors locked in, shifting his grip to accomodate the bad arm, Miro falls to one knee but manages to fall into the ropes to force the break! Darby with crossface strikes on the floor, reapplying the sleeper hold over referee Paul Turner’s objections! Miro greabs the title belt, Turner is distracted taking it away and Allin grabs his nose and pinches it shut!

Miro rams him into the barricade to break the hold! Short of breath, he drags Darby up and throws him back in the ring. Rolling in to join him, both men down and out, determination plays across Miro’s face as we see Sting recovered at the apron. Stomp to the back, smash Darby’s arm into the mat, tearing the KT tape off his shoulder and clubbing elbows into it, he throws Allin into the turnbuckles!

Scoop and a slam into the ropes! Staring at Sting, a fist bump, Allin rises to his feet and hauls off with a slap to Miro’s face! Boot up in the corner, chop block, over him, go-behind, Diamond Dust connects, small package... NO! Off the ropes, Miro pops him up but gets countered into another Diamond Dust! Darby up top... MIRO CATCHES THE COFFIN DROP INTO A GERMAN SUPLEX BUT ALLIN LANDS ON HIS FEET!

Schoolboy out of the corner... STILL NO! Palm thrust to the midsection, Yoshi Tonic... STILL MIRO KICKS OUT! Fujiwara armbar applied but the Bulgarian Lion breaks it with ease, Game Over, add the bodyscissors... IT’S OVER! NEW CHAMPION!

Miro wins by submission with a bodyscissors Game Over to win the AEW TNT Championship.

Post-match, Sky and Page return and attack Sting but the Dark Order arrives to make the save!

Miro kneels over Darby’s fallen body and poses with the belt.

Lance Archer and Jake “the Snake” Roberts come out and issue an obvious challenge!

That’s the show, folks.

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