AEW Dynamite Results – May 6, 2020

AEW Dynamite Results - May 6, 2020

AEW Dynamite opens up with a special video package recapping the semi-finals of the TNT Championship Tournament from last week’s show.

The camera pans what is a small crowd, but big on COVID-19 Pandemic scale, before we see the first glimpse of the returning AEW Dynamite commentary team of Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone and The Excalibur.

Joey Janela vs. Cody

The bell sounds and here we go with our opening contest inside the ring, scheduled with a 20-minute time limit. Cody wrestles Janela into a corner to start things off. Janela and Cody lock up and “The American Nightmare” yanks “The Bad Boy” into a tight side-headlock. Now he shoulder-blocks Janela down, hits the ropes and takes Janela down for a pin attempt.

Janela takes Cody down moments later for a pin attempt of his own and now both guys exchange a series of pin attempts and reversals into counter pin attempts, one-right-after-the-other, keeping match-official Aubrey Edwards busy in the process.

As the two stop to stare each other down, on commentary, Jim Ross informs the viewing audience at home that the small crowd gathered at ringside are all staff members, wrestlers and others who have been tested before being permitted in the Daily’s Place Amphitheater.

Back to the action, Cody is still controlling Janela as he eventually works to a spot where he is looking for his Cross-Rhodes finisher, however Janela escapes out the back door and shoves Cody, who falls throat-first over the ring ropes.

This allows “The Bad Boy” to take over the offensive momentum in the contest, as Janela goes to work on “The American Nightmare.” He puts the boots to the bleach-haired-EVP of All Elite Wrestling, locking Cody up with a submission attempt on the mat.

After escaping, Cody pops back to his feet and open-hand smacks Janela in the mouth. Now the fight spills outside of the ring on the floor, where Janela throws Cody into the steel ring barricade, which hurts the arm of Cody. Now the announcers take a break from calling the action to complain about the annoyance of Shawn Spears’ air-horn in the crowd.

Meanwhile, Cody has fought his way back into the offensive driver’s seat in this match by knocking Janela down and then hitting a moonsault off the entrance staging area down to the floor where Janela was standing. The crowd makes some decent noise in popping for that spot, while Cody mugs the camera as Jim Ross tells us to check out “the look on the face of that kid.”

The action returns in the ring, where Janela takes back over control of the bout, getting “The American Nightmare” down to the mat. The announcers joke about The Janela Zone while Janela hits his Janela Elbow Drop for a near fall on “The American Nightmare.”

Cody takes Janela up to the top after regaining control of the action, hitting a reverse suplex off the top for a near fall. Replays are shown of the top-rope reverse suplex and afterwards we watch on as Cody takes his weight-lifting belt off and throws it to the fans in the crowd.

He turns around into a spinning back elbow from Janela which slows him down, however a power slam from Cody cuts off Janela’s comeback attempt. Cody leaps and jumps off the middle rope, however as he was flying off backwards, Janela catches him with a big shot in mid-air. Now he hits the ropes back and forth to pick up some steam before blasting “The American Nightmare,” knocking him down to the mat with authority.

Cody takes advantage of Janela taking too long in setting up a move, flying in one motion to the top rope and coming off with a big spot that sees Janela just barely kick out at two-and-a-half during the follow-up pin attempt. We see a shot of “The Chairman of AEW” Shawn Spears, the former friend turned rival of Cody.

Janela and Cody are exchanging punches back and forth while The Excalibur explains that Cody doesn’t want to get into a “bar fight” with Janela. The other two announcers agree, and it proves to be true as Janela wins the slugfest, however Cody wins the war, as seconds later he gets him with his Cross-Rhodes finisher for the pin and the victory. He pats him on the chest before gettnig back to his feet to celebrate the victory in this week’s AEW Dynamite opener.

Winner: Cody

After the match we head to a commercial break, with J.R. informing us on commentary that Nyla Rose will be in action when we return from the break.

A video package highlights Nyla Rose and her potential title challengers. Emphasis is placed on Britt Baker, Hikaru Shida and Penelope Ford.

Schiavone interviews Rose as she makes her entrance. Rose questions the video package that was played and says there is no question who the most dominant force in AEW. She tells Schiavone to shut up and get his ass over to the announce table and do his job, while she goes to the ring and does hers.

“The Native Beast” Nyla Rose vs. Kenzie Paige

Rose attacks Paige at the bell and tosses her clear across the ring. Rose stomps on Paige’s face in the corner and then lifts her up just so she can hit a series of shoulder blocks. Paige sidesteps a charging Rose and then goes for a Sunset Flip but Rose blocks it and pulls her up by her throat and clotheslines her.

Ross says that Paige was trained by Tom Prichard and Ricky Morton. Rose hits a German Suplex and then goes to the top and connects with a Swanton Bomb. 1…2…NO Rose pulls Paige up and hits a Beast Bomb. She picks Paige up and hits a second Beast Bomb followed by a Sitout Beast Bomb for the pin.

Winner: Nyla Rose

MJF cuts a promo elsewhere and says he sees a bunch of “almost 30-year olds” claiming to be the “next big thing” and says that he is the ACTUAL “next big thing” and no one wants to admit it. MJF says even though he’s only been in the business for a cup of coffee people have started comparing him to legends because of insecurity.

MJF says that all of the wrestlers in AEW are insecure because they realize a 24-year old kid has taken their spot and he has more “it” in his pinky than most have in their entire body. MJF says he isn’t a kid, he isn’t Rock, he isn’t Flair because he is something that wrestling has never seen before. MJF says he can miss as many shows as he wants because he knows that when he does come back to work his spot is going to be right where he left it on the throne. Someone walks up and places a throne behind him. MJF says next week he sits back on his throne. Back to commercial.

Frankie Kazarian vs. Jon Moxley

We return from the break to see Frankie Kazarian of SoCal Uncensored (SCU) already standing in the ring. Jim Ross informs us that he just made his ring entrance and now we hear the familiar theme music of the AEW World’s Heavyweight Champion.

With that said, AEW World Champion Jon Moxley makes his way to the ring as the announcers hype up his in-ring return for the first-time since defending his AEW World’s Heavyweight Championship against Jake Hager in the Empty Arena Street Fight.

The bell sounds and here we go with this non-title contest. One-half of the former, first-ever AEW World Tag-Team Champions, Kazarian of SCU, locks up with the reigning king atop the AEW men’s singles division, Moxley. Mox is already showing vintage form, punching and kicking at Kazarian to take control of the offense in the early going of this bout.

After putting a beating on Kazarian, Mox takes him down to the mat with a head-lock and starts working on him on the ground. Kazarian eventually works his way back to his feet, and now he takes Moxley down with a side-head-lock. They work back to their feet and exchange chops before going back to the ground for more mat-wrestling.

Moxley fights back to his feet and takes over the offense again after a quick trip outside the ring. Back in the ring, Moxley is still in control and is now working and focusing his attack on the back of the SoCal Uncensored team member. Kazarian is firing up a bit, taking it to Moxley, however Mox cuts his comeback short after back-dropping him over the top-rope and onto the ring entrance ramp, where the announcers speculate that he landed awkwardly on his leg/ankle.

Kazarian’s reaction supports this claim, as he immediately grabs his leg/ankle and appears in obvious visible pain as the commentary trio take us to a split-screen mid-match commercial break.

We return from the break and after knocking Kazarian out to the floor, we see Moxley climb to the top rope. Moxley comes flying off the top-rope out to the floor, but lands mouth-first into a perfectly timed super-kick from Kazarian on the floor.

With the momentum changed in the favor of the SCU member, the action returns to the ring where Kazarian gets near fall after near fall on the AEW World’s Heavyweight Champion as the pace in the match picks up and the noise from the fans does as well.

Moxley fights back into the bout, but seconds later he is the victim of a Back-Stabber from Kazarian. And another. Frankie covers Jon, however he only gets two-and-a-half.

Both men are on their feet now. They exchange chops. Now they exchange punches. Now they exchange elbows. Now they exchange head-butts. Moxley with a clothesline and a drop-kick. He calls for the Paradigm Shift, but Kazarian avoids it and locks Moxley up in a three-on-one submission. Moxley uses his one free leg, kicking at the face of Kazarian to fight out of the hold.

Back on their feet, Kazarian counters a spear-through-the-ring-ropes attempt from outside the ring-ropes on the apron by catching the champion on his way in with a well-timed leg drop over the back of his head. Now Kazarian looks to suplex Moxley into the ring, but Moxley reverses and after a standing switch, the two return to strike-exchanges back-and-forth on their feet again.

Moxley cuts off a moonsault attempt from Kazarian on the top-rope. Moments later Moxley turns Kazarian into a Paradigm Shift DDT. 1-2-3. The AEW World’s Heavyweight Champion continues his undefeated singles streak in AEW in 2020 with a win over Frankie Kazarian.

Winner: Jon Moxley

After the match, as Moxley celebrates his victory with his AEW World Championship, out of nowhere, several members of The Dark Order come out in black attire, covered head-to-toe, including face masks. We watch as the gang beats down Moxley. SoCal Uncensored (SCU) hits the ring, as Christopher Daniels and Scorpio Sky try to run out for the save, however they end up simply being two additional victims that join Moxley and Kazarian.

Finally, Mr. Brodie Lee comes out in a suit. He slowly makes his way to the ring where The Dark Order members are holding up Moxley. Lee hits his tornado clothesline finisher on him before getting on the mic and informing Mox that he is just responding to the target he put on himself last week.

He says this is the energy Moxley feels now. He claims to have so much he desires before pointing out that he is not the same person that he remembers seeing in the past, referring to their time together in WWE.

“The Exalted One” of The Dark Order goes on to inform Moxley that he is unfortunate in that he has something that Lee wants — the AEW World’s Heavyweight Championship. He claims Evil Uno has called Mox a reasonable man, so Lee challenges Moxley. He tells Moxley to answer the challenge, or they will make him. He throws the mic down next to a beaten up Moxley’s face.

Moxley struggles to grab hold of the microphone. He does and as he struggles to get to his feet, he coughs in pain, chuckles and says, “Dude,” before laughing again. “All you had to do was ask!”

Mr. Brodie Lee blasts Moxley and puts his attack dogs in The Dark Order on him again. “The Exalted One” takes Moxley’s title as they beat the champ down in the ring, and heads to the top of the entrance ramp. He poses with the title directly in front of the camera as we head to a commercial break.

Earlier today Brandi Rhodes cut a promo to respond to some of the things that Lance Archer has done and what Jake Roberts has said. Rhodes says that their messages have been received and says she knows what their next plan will be. She says that she knows they are going to try to corner her in the ring to force Cody to run out and make the save for her. She says it isn’t 1992 anymore, though.

Brandi says that Jake may know her family and the people she does business with but he knows know her. She says that Roberts will keep her name out of his dirty old mouth from now on.

QT Marshall vs. Lance Archer

Roberts is wearing a facemask to the ring. Archer destroys Jason Cade at ringside as he makes his entrance. Marshall attacks Archer as the match starts but then eats a series of nasty elbows. Marshall is able to sidestep a charging Archer causing him to crash down to the floor, but Archer then pulls Marshall out and Chokeslams him onto the ring apron.

Archer hits a modified Vader Bomb for a nearfall. Archer Big Boots Marshall out of the ring. Britt Baker hits Marshall with her shoe when he got too close to her, which pissed Brandi off. Brandi snatches her shoe away and throws it into the bleachers.

Marshall is able to come back with a Springboard Enziguri and then a Belly-to-Belly attempt only for Archer to block it. Marshall comes back with a Suplex and then climbs up top. Archer sidsesteps a diving Marshall and then hits him with a Pounce…PERIOD! Archer hits the Blackout but pulls Marshall up just so he can slam his head into the mat repeatedly like he did last week to Dustin before getting the pin.

Winner: Lance Archer

Baker attacks Brandi from behind and DDTS her on the floor. She rolls Brandi in the ring as Jake Roberts pulls out a big snake drops it on top of her. Schiavone mentions that the AEW locker rooms are a long way away meaning that Cody isn’t going to be able to make a save on her.

The announcers run down some new matches for AEW Double Or Nothing, as well as matches for upcoming episodes of AEW Dynamite.

We are then taken to a backstage interview where AEW broadcast team member Taz is with Darby Allin. Taz asks Allin about coming up short in the TNT Championship Tournament Semi-Finals against Cody Rhodes last week. He brings up the fact that Allin pinned himself, which prompts the first (negative) facial reaction from Darby. From there, Taz goes on to claim he can help Allin in areas that he feels he needs some assistance with. This results in Darby Allin pushing the microphone away from his face before walking off without ever having said a word.

Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara vs. “Broken” Matt Hardy & Kenny Omega

Now we are witness to the electric ring entrance of the team of “Le Sex Gods,” Inner Circle duo “Le Champion” Chris Jericho and “The Spanish God” Sammy Guevara. The two make their way to the ring while some of the fans, most notably — and hilariously obnoxiously — MJF, sings to the theme of Chris Jericho.

We head to a commercial break as “Le Sex Gods” continue their ring entrance ahead of tonight’s Tag-Team Street Fight main event.

We’re back from the break and we are treated to the return of AAA Mega Champion and one-half of the AEW Tag-Team Champions, Kenny Omega. The Elite member makes his way to the ring by himself for his team first. Out next is his tag-team partner, “Broken” Matt Hardy, who has an awesome ring entrance.

As “Broken” Matt Hardy wraps up his cool ring entrance ahead of his AEW in-ring debut, he bites the finger of Sammy Guevara pointed in his face, which gets this Tag-Team Street Fight main event underway. Immediately the babyface duo of Hardy and Omega jump off to an early offensive lead in this featured bout.

Hardy drops to his hands and knees as Omega runs from the corner of the ring, jumping off the back off “Broken” Matt on his way towards leaping onto Guevara in the corner, in a very Hardy Boys-esque spot.

Hardy and Jericho are now fighting up to the entrance way, looking like they’re going to fight through the entrance tunnel and to the backstage area, however instead Jericho and Guevara gain the offensive upper-hand in the contest and work on double-teaming Omega in the ring while Hardy is laid out outside of the ring.

Returning to even the numbers game back to two-and-two is Omega’s partner, however he is “Broken” no longer, as the old-school Hardy Boyz-managed-by-Michael-Hayes-looking version of Matt Hardy helps Omega take back over the offensive momentum in their favor.

The two work together well, with Matt hitting some of his old spots, including the Twist of Fate. Now the two get Jericho out of the ring before taking out Guevara and retrieving a ladder and table from under the ring. They return inside the ring where they set up the table and ladder next to each other. Guevara is now placed on the table as Hardy ascends the ladder. He does the “Huhhhh??!!!” hand gesture, ala the old-school Matt Hardy, before coming off with an old trademark Hardy flying leg-drop, putting Guevara through the table in the process.

Jake Hager appears to be getting involved at ringside now, slowing down the momentum that Hardy and Omega had well in their favor at this point in the contest. As Jericho re-enters the picture and the heel duo of The Inner Circle, with help from Hager at ringside, take back over the offensive momentum as we head to a split-screen mid-match commercial break.

We’re back from the break now as the action has spilled outside of the ring and outside of the Daily’s Place Amphitheater and outside of the adjacent TIAA Bank Field stadium where the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars play. We see Omega power bomb Guevara into a steel garage door before avoiding a Hager onslaught and blasting him with a running knee.

In comes “Le Champion,” who rolls a cart into Omega to take him out. The announcers joke about Pineapple Pete being Chris Jericho’s opponent next week on AEW Dynamite (true, by the way.)

Jericho drags Omega and slams him into a post outside Daily’s Place. He grabs a big orange traffic code and puts it on his head and yells “HEHE! HEHE!” before blasting Omega with it. Now Omega blasts Jericho with a be careful slippery when wet sign.

Hardy, whose arm was bleeding before being stuffed into an ice cooler, returns out of the ice box as DAMASCUS. Hardy rides a golf cart and crashes it into Jericho on purpose. He and Omega get in the golf cart together and back up. They pull a u-turn and build up some speed before blasting into Guevara with the golf cart with momentum.

They rev it up again and ride it fast towards Jericho, who is still laid out. They exit the golf cart and beat up Jericho some more before laying him out on a table. Now Omega ascends a scissor lift machine. He is up high now as Hager beats DAMASCUS from behind. Omega comes flying off with a moonsault, taking out all three guys in the process in spectacular fashion.

All four guys are on their feet now, five including Hager, and the fight continues. They brawl to a golf cart where Jericho and Guevara climb on top and come flying off. Jericho, after being helped by Santana and Ortiz as all of the members of The Inner Circle combine to take out Hardy and Omega. Jericho then ends up hitting the Judas Effect on Omega. 1-2-3. The Inner Circle poses as Jim Ross thanks us for tuning in.

Winners: “Le Sex Gods” (Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara)


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