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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (May 19, 2021): Double or Nothing card announced

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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 every match for May 30’s Double or Nothing PPV will be revealed! Tonight’s show will also feature The Young Bucks defending their Tag titles against Varsity Blondes, NWA Women’s champ Serena Deeb putting her belt on the line against Red Velvet, Eddie Kingston & Jon Moxley taking on The Acclaimed, Christian Cage vs. Matt Sydal, Rebel against Hikaru Shida, Inner Circle answering The Pinnacle’s challenge, 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!


You make the stars, illusions and dreams, you’re what you are, d’you know what I mean? I hear you clear, see in your eyes. Lying to please, it pleases to lie. You say it’s your way? You say we’ll make it right to the top, but me, I’ve got to liveblog this here pro wrestling show.

The show opens with the intro video.

Christian Cage vs. Matt Sydal

Cage with a side headlock, shot off, shoulder block for two! Back to the headlock, out of it, flying mare, stalemate! Cage with a big right hand, Matt snaps off a Frankensteiner, goes for a springboard but Christian kicks the ropes out from under him! Sydal crashes to the floor, Cage off the ropes, dropkick through the ropes!

Back inside, kicks into a diving uppercut, only two and Christian grabs a rear chinlock to follow. Falling headbutt to the ribs, trading kicks and both guys are down and out. Sydal with a Meteora for two, knee in the corner, again just two! Lightning spiral reversed into a inverted facelock backbreaker, back and forth, Cage gets the knees up on the standing moonsault, underhooks...

Christian Cage wins by pinfall with the Killswitch.

Post-match, Cage pulls Sydal up and embraces him before shaking hands.

Enter “Absolute” Ricky Starks.

He says he’s his own man and regards to what you have heard or seen and he’s front and center. He’s not gonna be on the sidelines— THE REST OF TEAM TAZ ATTACKS AND BEATS SYDAL AND CHRISTIAN DOWN! “HANGMAN” ADAM PAGE MAKES THE SAVE! Brian Cage is able to pass him to the apron and then blocks Buckshot! Hook plays decider... CAGE HITS THE POWERBOMB!

Varsity Blonds and Julia Hart are interviewed backstage.

Brian Pillman Jr. says his father is actually why he stayed away from wrestling until he met the Young Bucks and gained hope that he could be in the business the right way. Griff Garrison talks about how stoked he was to man the Bucks’ merch table years ago but they’ve changed and they need a reality check in the form of the Blonds winning the tag titles.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston cut a promo on the Acclaimed.

They talk about the asskicking they’re gonna hand out, and then the Acclaimed get a counter promo.

Eddie Kingston & Jon Moxley vs. the Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens & Max Caster)

Mox attacks Bowens while Caster’s still rapping and we got a brawl! Kingston with a snapmare into a boot to Max, Moxley takes over, back and forth, Caster gets one over on Kingston and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Bowens grabs an inverted cloverleaf on Kingston! Moxley breaks it up, Caster comes in and puts boots to Eddie before making the tag. Mox tags in, double clothesline, send Anthony to the floor, Max throwing punches, Jon shrugs ‘em off and returns his own, off the ropes, front kick, duck a lariat, German suplex! Off the ropes, another big lariat!

Piledriver connects, he’s got a sleeper hold on Bowens and lets him crash to the floor! Max tags back in, superplex, roll through, another suplex assisted by a crossbody from Anthony... EDDIE BREAKS IT UP! Underhooks, Bowens slips out but gets caught in the sleeper! Kingston legal, half nelson, off the ropes, Caster trips Moxley up!

Anthony backhands Eddie and catches a chain from Caster, referee Bryce Remsburg sees it but Max is in the ring with the boombox! Mox takes it from him and wallops him between the eyes! Tenryu enzuigiri from King, tag to Mox, fired up, wheelbarrow...

Eddie Kingston & Jon Moxley win by pinfall with a wheelbarrow Paradigm Shift on Anthony Bowens.

Chris Jericho is chatting with Dean Malenko backstage when an interview rolls up.

He refuses to give Alex Marvez a scoop and sends him running.

“All Ego” Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky are interviewed in the ring by Tony Schiavone.

Sky talks about how he used to look up to Sting but then something happened— time. Sting’s not the man he used to be, and he’s no longer a child, but rather a grown man warning Sting to step aside before he puts him down. Page takes the interview over and says Scorpio already proved he can put Sting down by heel hooking him such that he missed a week of Dynamite, and he hopes the Stinger was watching when he threw Darby Allin down the steps.

Ethan’s here to take EVERYTHING away from Allin, and he will be the nail in his coffin.

The lights go down! Sting is here!

So is Darby! They beat Page and Sky up! Sting puts Scorpio in the Scorpion Deathlock and makes him tap!

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial we get footage of the Pinnacle having dinner.

Maxwell Jacob Friedman talks about how funny Chris Jericho is with his schoolyard humor. He hopes the Inner Circle laugh and laugh and laugh theirselves silly because he always gets the last laugh. Dax Harwood complains that they have to waste time beating the Inner Circle up instead of claiming all the gold in AEW. Last year, Stadium Stampede was a dog and pony show but this year they’re in control.

Shawn Spears snaps and beats the waiter up, leaving Tully Blanchard to toss the guy a wad of money, and MJF closes the segment by saying when you’re with the Pinnacle, you’re always on top.

Hikaru Shida vs. Rebel

Shida puts boots to Rebel’s “injured” knee, but Rebel pops up and does jumping jacks to show she’s not injured! Palm strike, leg pick, elbow drop to the knee! Cheap shot with the crutch, Rebel with a gourbuster for two! Hikaru with a sitout shinbreaker, Stretch Muffler applied...

Hikaru Shida wins by submission with a Stretch Muffler.

Post-match, Baker lays Shida out.

Kenny Omega and Don Callis roll up on Orange Cassidy in a trainer’s room and try to get him to sign a document backing out of the match at Double or Nothing in return for a singles match against Kenny at a later date, but Cassidy simply tears the contract up. Omega shifts gears and says that the damage he’s gonna do to Orange with One-Winged Angel is gonna be way worse than the powerbomb that PAC hit on him.

Callis gives him a second copy of the contract and tells him to rest up and give it some real thought.

And so we go to break.

The Inner Circle make their entrance.

Ortiz kicks things off, saying talk is cheap and he wants to fight. Sammy Guevara agrees with him and says as long as both factions work for AEW, this is never gonna end. Jake Hager says they don’t have a choice, they’ve always said they’re the baddest so they have to accept the match or they’ll be just like the Pinnacle, mediocre cowards.

And the last thing they want is to be a bunch of schoolyard bitches like them. Chris Jericho says the Pinnacle have their heads so far up their asses they can’t hear very well, and he heard loud and clear their challenge for Stadium Stampede. He’s not sure it’s worth it, and he thinks about the toll that Blood & Guts took on them, the pieces of themselves they left in the ring they’ll never get back.

MJF hurt him back, and not just physically, because that stuff will heal, but the mental image of being thrown off the top of the cage, the most terrifying moment of his life, that will never go away. Was it worth it? The only answer he has is when he thinks of the revenge he’ll get, and then he knows it’ll be worth it to break MJF’s nose and punch him in the face over and over again.

The Inner Circle accept the challenge! On May 30th, hell is coming for the Pinnacle and the Inner Circle is gonna dance all over their face and piss all over their grave!

They flip birds at the camera, Ortiz throwing two up to represent his pal Santana.

We see footage of Jade Cargill getting interviewed earlier today.

“Smart” Mark Sterling rolls up and tells her he doesn’t want her to work for him, he wants to work for her, and he sells her on taking her brand to the top. Two weeks in a row standing with Tony Schiavone, when’s her sit-down with Jim Ross. She tells him not to interrupt and says she’ll think about it.

Red Velvet vs. Serena Deeb (c) (NWA Women’s World Championship)

Deeb right in with punches, uppercuts, spinning neckbreaker... NOPE! Whip reversed, drop down, leapfrog, leg kick, whip across, Velvet with a front kick! Off the ropes, Serena with a back elbow, kicks in the corner, Red turns her around and lights her up with body blows! Kicks to the midsection, Deeb with a big forearm and a dragon screw to send us to break!

Back from commercial, Velvet fired up with lariats, gets Deeb on the second, knees to the back! Serena slips out of the corner, front chancery in the ropes, choking her briefly before going for a neckbreaker. Denied, shoved off the apron, back inside, Red with an enzuigiri, only two! Whip reversed, jockeying for position, Deeb sidesteps, backslide roll-through, back body drop counters!

Victory roll pin... NOPE! Velvet with a moonsault... NO DICE! Tenryu powerbomb from Serena... CAN’T KEEP RED VELVET DOWN! Half-crab applied, inside cradle counters, only two! Off the ropes, Deeb with a chop block, stepover armlock, posting Red’s knee into the post... Serenity Lock applied! It’s over!

Serena Deeb wins by submission with the Serenity Lock to retain the NWA Women’s World Championship.

PAC cuts a promo backstage.

He’s sick and tired of getting robbed of opportunities but now he has his match and there’s nothing Kenny or the Young Bucks or any of those elitist pricks can do about it. At Double or Nothing, what fool would bet against the Bastard?

And so we go to break.

Anthony Ogogo vs. Austin Gunn

Gunn hot out the gates, hammering Ogogo with punches! Whip reversed, up and over, running blockbuster, hip toss blocked and Anthony gets his wits about him. Body blow in the ropes, Austin collapses but refuses to let referee Bryce Remsburg call it! Austin, bleeding from the mouth, reaches up and smears his own blood across Ogogo’s chest!

Anthony grabs him by the wrist, short-arm... POP-UP HAYMAKER!

Anthony Ogogo wins by referee stoppage with an Alarm Clock-style pop-up haymaker.

Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian are interviewed backstage.

Asked about his future, Daniels simply shakes Kazarian’s hand and whispers in his ear before leaving. Kaz says he doesn’t have the words to say what Chris has meant to him personally and professionally, and he doesn’t know what path Daniels is on, but he knows where he’s going. He’s blaming the whole Elite and he’s going to hunt them down member-by-member and teach them what it feels like to have your heart ripped out your chest.

He’s a bomb you can’t defuse and a gun you can’t unload, and that’s a promise, not a threat, the gospel according to Frankie Kazarian.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Miro makes his entrance and gets on the mic.

First and foremost he wants to thank Jesus Christ for protecting him and giving him strength and power to make him more aggressive than everybody else so he can destroy them. But that’s not Darby Allin’s talent, and after talking all that crap he beat him up so bad that he took the title and everybody doesn’t know it doesn’t matter who you are, if you have what Miro wants, you’re done.

So go home, make another one of your gritty student videos, and next week, live on Dynamite, somebody is getting an opportunity for his title and he’s gonna destroy them over and over again.

Enter Lance Archer, Jake “the Snake” Roberts trying and failing to hold him back.

Archer tells Miro to shut the hell up and he’s been the beast here in AEW going back to when Miro was still trying to have a day to himself. He failed to win the TNT title before but he’s getting it done at Double or Nothing and they’re gonna give people a monster fight like they haven’t seen since Godzilla vs. Kong and he can’t wait for them to beat the hell out of each other.

He’s gonna hold that title over his head and make him his Bulgarian Bitch. Miro mockingly says that really hurt and accuses Lance of bringing an old man out to hold him back and you better pray to god he stays away because there ain’t enough yoga in the world to bring Roberts back if he crosses Miro. Everybody dies? You better be ready to be the first.

Commentary informs us that Dante Martin has already accepted Miro’s challenge and hypes up the rest of next week’s card before sending us to break.

Varsity Blonds (Brian Pillman, Jr. & Griff Garrison) vs. Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) (c) (AEW World Tag Team Championship)

Garrison and Nick to start, feeling out, Jackson sidesteps a charge, leapfrog, drop down, Griff nails him with a boot and Matt tags in! Blonds in control, Nick trips trying to re-enter the ring and seemingly injures his foot! Pillman with an arm drag into a keylock on Jackson, shifting to an arm wringer, wrenches, tag to Garrison.

Arm wringer, whip across, dropkick Hart Attack... NOPE! Quick tags, working Matt over, Nick returns, ropewalk stomp to Brian! He dives on Griff too, the Bucks pose, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Garrison comes in hot, leaping lariat, whip across, stack the Bucks up and hit both of them with another lariat before spearing them both and sending them rolling to the floor! Diving crossbody over the ropes! Pillman in and the Bucks turn the tide, taking turns with running kicks to the back as referee Rick Knox counts!

Brian fires up, shoves for both Jacksons, superkick lays Nick out, cover... MATT BREAKS IT UP! Sharpshooter in the middle of the ring, Nick sprays Pillman with the cooling spray but Garrison breaks up the hold! Nick hits a superkick on Griff and feigns a leg injury to distract Knox! Matt has the spray but Julia Hart gets Rick’s attention and he takes it away!

Matt sprays Hart in the eyes with it, nearfall, double leg, back into the Sharpshooter on Pillman! Nick adds an X-Factor and dives on Garrison...

Young Bucks win by submission with a Sharpshooter from Matt Jackson on Brian Pillman, Jr. to retain the AEW World Tag Team Championship.

Post-match, Moxley and Kingston slip into the ring and Brandon Cutler and Don Callis run for the hills!

They beat the Bucks down, Eddie biting Nick’s ear while Jon puts boots to Matt and chokes him out! They steal the Bucks’ sneakers!

Commentary informs us that it’s official— Moxley and Kingston will face the Young Bucks for the AEW World Tag Team Championship at Double or Nothing.

They hype up the rest of the card and remind us that next week’s show will be on Friday night at 10PM Eastern.

That’s the show, folks.

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