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AEW Dynamite results, live blog (May 28, 2021): Double or Nothing go home

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Here's a place to check results and comment along with a new episode of AEW Dynamite, airing tonight at 10 p.m. Eastern on TNT.

Check out our Friday 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 it’s the final push toward Sunday’s Double or Nothing PPV! Tonight’s show has Eric Bischoff hosting a celebration of Inner Circle, final word on Orange Cassidy’s role in this weekend’s AEW championship match, Miro defending his TNT title against Daunte Martin, a weigh-in for Cody Rhodes fight with Anthony Ogogo, Evil Uno & Stu Grayson take on Ethan Page & Scorpio Sky, Hangman Page vs. Joey Janela, and more!

Come right back here at 10 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!


Walk through the fire with a smile on my face, it won’t be long till I’m out of this place. Baptized by the raindrops, resurrection makes me stronger, and this is my second pro wrestling liveblog of the night, let’s go!

The show opens with the intro video.

Cezar Bononi vs. Darby Allin

Back and forth in the corner, trading shots, whip across, Allin catches a lariat and tries for an armbar but Bononi gets the ropes and lays a body blow into Darby’s taped-up ribs! Again with the armbar attempt, no dice, Cezar with a big knee to the midsection, and he starts tossing Allin around! Back suplex into the turnbuckles and Allin crashes into the stage!

Big slam back inside but Bononi can’t keep Darby down! Allin with a sleeper hold outta nowhere, covering Cezar’s mouth, referee Aubrey Edwards counts until he lets go! Bononi gets the ropes to break the actual hold, Darby with clubbing blows, boots up, Diamond Dust! Shotgun dropkick, fired up, Allin up top...

Darby Allin wins by pinfall with the Coffin Drop.

Darby, joined by Sting, calls Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky out for a fight right now and they come to the stage.

Sky scoffs at the idea of fighting them for free in their “fancies” and says when they beat them on Sunday, on the big stage, Double or Nothing will be the end of one legend and the beginning of two more. The Wingmen attack Sting and Darby from behind and All Ego and Scorpio join the beatdown! The Dark Order make the save!

Commentary hypes up the rest of our show.

Paul Wight makes his entrance to host a weigh-in for Anthony Ogogo and Cody Rhodes, after the break.

Back from commercial, Paul Wight welcomes us to the weigh-in.

He says it’s great to be here in front of a full crowd and introduces Anthony Ogogo first, accompanied by the rest of The Factory, before introducing Cody Rhodes as the American Dream, accompanied by his students, family and friends, including his sister Teil Margaret, who of course was the one who was afraid of the Cold-Blooded Sausage Maker.

Cody is weighed first, and it’s a bit of an ordeal because Paul didn’t bring a digital scale. In the end, he weighs in at 218 pounds. Anthony Ogogo gets on the scale and comes in at 219 pounds! QT Marshall interrupts Wight and asks if everyone understands what just happened here, pointing out that Ogogo is heavier and that means he’s got the victory in his hands.

(Sure, pal.)

Ogogo poses, we get a little bit of tension, Cody asks the crowd to give it up for Paul Wight and promises to see us at Double or Nothing.

We get a video package hyping up Inner Circle vs. the Pinnacle in Stadium Stampede.

Backstage, “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs and Christian Cage are brawling! Cage manages to throw Hobbs into a bit of fencing but Will turns him right around! Christian goes to attack him with a bollard but referees show up and pull them apart!

“Hangman” Adam Page vs. Joey Janela

Collar and elbow, Page with a side headlock, into the takeover, back to the lockup, into the corner, Janela breaks dirty with a chop! Hangman fires back, corner lariat into a straight suplex, only two! Off the ropes, duck a lariat, Adam passes Joey to the floor but his plancha comes up empty and the Bad Boy dives on him!

Crossbody gets caught, Page with a fallaway slam on the floor! Back inside, trading punches, Janela flapjacks him into the turnbuckles and we go to break.

Back from commercial, both men on the apron, Janela with clubbing blows, forearm strikes, Page with the triangle lariat, a plancha, back in the ring, Hangman with a spinebuster... NOPE! Deadeye countered into a sunset flip, no dice, off the ropes and Adam drops him with a big boot! Whip reversed, Janela with a low-angle German suplex into the turnbuckles!

Joey goes up top, diving elbow drop... SO CLOSE! Page with a pop-up powerbomb, to the apron, busted open at the forehead...

“Hangman” Adam Page wins by pinfall with Buckshot.

Taz brings Brian Cage out but Page gets on the mic, blood streaming down his face, to say that he knows what happens now, with Hook or somebody blindsiding him, and he expects that from Taz but he thinks better of Brian Cage, that he doesn’t need anybody’s help but maybe his balls have shriveled up now. Cage looks mad and he should be mad, but why not leave these assholes out of it and face him alone like a man at Double or Nothing.

Brian says he didn’t need their help last time and he doesn’t need it again, and he’ll go it alone on Sunday, because who betta than Cage?

Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston start to cut a promo but the show cuts them off to go to break, whoops.

Back from commercial, we get the promo this time.

Jon Moxley says it’s time to get serious— the Young Bucks think they’re the best team in the world and that he and Kingston are just thrown together, but they’re family and they’ve had each other’s back in wars. At Double or Nothing, it’s gonna be a war for the tag titles, and these are the most important tag titles in the world.

Eddie takes over and says they speak for the underdogs, they’re winning the titles and then the Bucks are gonna quit and maybe they’ll be the EVPs. The pressure’s coming.

PAC makes his entrance and tells Tony Schiavone to leave the ring.

He asks us to accept his sincerest apology because clearly we were expecting somebody else. But he’s here to tell each and every one of that on Sunday, Orange Cassidy will be irrelevant. Kenny Omega’s ducking and dodging and manipulating and frankly it’s pathetic. He calls Omega down for a face-to-face.

Don Callis appears on the tron and claims that he’s not even in the same building and calls PAC out as a violent, aggressive, soulless sociopath. Kenny tries to blindside the Bastard but gets caught with a kick combo! The Good Brothers hit the ring to follow up and get the better of PAC, beating him down! Fenix and Penta make the save!

Kenny with the electric chair but Orange Cassidy and Best Friends come out and PAC slips out!

Cassidy has a note for Kenny and gives it to him. Omega opens the envelope, giving himself a papercut in the process, and pulls out the shredded remains of the contract they offered Orange last week! Orange takes his jacket off and hits him with the Orange Punch! Cassidy goes to pick the title up but PAC steps on it and goes for a powerbomb! Orange slips out, Orange Punch for him, too!

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get footage of Tony Schiavone interviewing Jade Cargill earlier today.

Matt Hardy rolls up to try and sell her on joining the Hardy Family Office, then “Smart” Mark Sterling rolls up to inform him that she’s already selected him to handle her business, and if he keeps accosting her he’s gonna have to slap him with a 50-yard restraining order. He says he only gets paid when she wins and gives Matt his card, leaving him apoplectic and storming off.

Jade Cargill vs. KiLynn King

Test of strength to start, Cargill bridges her down, kick to the midsection, short-arm lariat, boot against the ropes, whip across, King ducks the lariat, crossbody caught and Jade does curls with her before dropping her with a World’s Strongest Slam to send us to break!

Back from commercial, Cargill with a straight suplex into a kip-up, King with right hands, whip reversed and KiLynn crashes to the floor! Mark Sterling jawing at King, she takes a swing at him and gets knocked off the apron by a forearm! Jade goes out after her, smashing her into the apron, throwing her back inside, back inside...

Jade Cargill wins by pinfall with Jaded.

Jake “the Snake” Roberts and Lance Archer cut a promo.

Archer cuts Jake off and says he wants Miro to win tonight because he wants to beat him for the title on Sunday.

Dante “Angel Dorado” Martin vs. Miro (c) (AEW TNT Championship)

Collar and elbow, Miro immediately breaks loose and beats Martin down in the corner! Dante comes back, springboard moonsault... ONLY ONE! Miro dumps him to the ramp, Dante springboards into a missile dropkick, another one count! Miro suplexing him back in the ring after, Machka Kick connects! Fired up, stomp to the back...

Miro wins by submission with Game Over to retain the AEW TNT Championship.

Post-match, Jake and Lance come out. Roberts calls Miro out and says he’s got Archer focused and ready for him, and on Sunday, his fairytale comes to an end. He huffs and he puffs and he blows the house down, but they don’t play fairytales. He speaks mock-Bulgarian and tells Miro to shut up. They’ve had enough of him coming and bullying people and thinking he’s special.

Miro tells Jake to shut up and begs Lance to let loose. Jake gives him the nod and Archer hits the ring! Goozle but Miro slips out of the chokeslam! Referees swarm, Archer drops him with a big boot and they get pulled apart!

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Tony Schiavone and Bryce Remsburg are in the ring to celebrate Hikaru Shida’s AEW Women’s World Championship reign.

Shida makes her entrance, all dolled up for the occasion.

Bryce presents her with a new title belt, the same basic design as the old one but maybe 10% bigger and a lot shinier, and Tony congratulates her before interviewing her. Hikaru says when she won the title there were no fans, but tonight they’re here and she’s proud to share the moment with them.

Enter Dr. Britt Baker, DMD.

She says she comes in peace and she just wants to congratulate Shida. She was champion during the most difficult time for all of pro wrestling and nobody can take that away from her. She admits she misspoke when Jim Ross interviewed her and she wants to take it back— she said she was the face of the women’s division, but really when she wins the title she’ll be the face of a whole new era.

Just like an era before her was about 3:16, hers will be all about DMD.

Sammy Guevara shows up in the crowd to do his cue card gimmick as we go to break.

Dark Order (Evil Uno & Stu Grayson) vs. “All Ego” Ethan Page & Scorpio Sky

Sky and Uno to start, collar and elbow, Scorpio takes him down and steps on him, wiping the dirt off his boots in Evil’s general direction, tags made, Grayson takes Sky off the apron with a DDT and the Dark Order go to work on All Ego! Stu with a slingshot senton on the apron, but Scorpio recovers and trips him on the apron after!

Tag made, slingshot Ace Crusher, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Sky and Grayson trading strikes, Stu slips out of a TKO and hits a big Rock Bottom! Tags made, Uno cleaning house, tijeras on Page, stomp to Scorpio’s hands, big reverse STO follows! Catch the boot, big neckbreaker on All Ego! Tag to Grayson, Ethan knocks Uno out with a roundhouse but Stu belly-to-belly suplexes him into Sky!

Cannonball / 450 splash double-team... NOT ENOUGH! The match breaks down... EGO’S EDGE ON UNO ENDS IT!

“All Ego” Ethan Page & Scorpio Sky win by pinfall with Ego’s Edge from Page on Evil Uno.

Post-match, Darby Allin leads a procession of dudes in Sting masks to attack! Sky fends off most of the Stings but one of them takes his mask off to reveal the real Sting, and the heels run away!

Eric Bischoff makes his entrance to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Eric Bischoff gets on the mic.

He brings up the 25th anniversary of Scott Hall appearing on Nitro and setting the seeds for the nWo and draws a line between them and the Inner Circle.

The Inner Circle make their entrance.

Chris Jericho gets on the mic and says it feels good to be surrounded by fans again and he thanks Eric for everything he did for him in WCW and during his career generally. Bischoff introduces a “greatest hits” video package for the Inner Circle. Santana gets on the mic and says they’ve done some pretty cool shit, but do you remember October 2, 2019?

The night that everything changed and they put this company on their backs and carried it through a pandemic, and now they’re here with the return of the best fans in wrestling today. And if this is their last time together, their last dance, he wouldn’t have it any other way. Jake Hager gets on the mic and says it’s about the journey, not the destination, and he doesn’t want to just see the good times, he wants to see the hard times when they left parts of their souls behind, the hard times that make hard men.

Sammy Guevara thanks his stablemates for everything and Jericho admits that he was hesitant to put his own faction together, but this felt right. He felt like Guns & Roses in 1987, not giving a damn about anybody or anything except each other and putting on the best performances they could night after night, and at Stadium Stampede they’re going to do it again, and if they lose they’re going down in a blaze of glory.

If this is the last time they’re ever in the ring together, he just has one thing to say to these guys— he loves them. They all hug.

Maxwell Jacob Friedman appears on the tron and says seeing how much they love each other just makes him more excited for Sunday, and reveals that they’ve got Dean Malenko beaten and battered at the goalposts! The Inner Circle make haste to save the Iceman but the Pinnacle ambush them midway! FTR piledrive Ortiz and Santana through some tables!

The Pinnacle put their hands together and declare the end of the Inner Circle!

That’s the show, folks.

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