AEW Dynamite Results – May 28, 2021 – The “go-home” show for this Sunday’s Double Or Nothing pay-per-view kicks off with the usual video opening sequence that starts the program every week.
Darby Allin (w/ Sting) vs. Cezar Bononi (w/ Ryan Nemeth)
The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running with our first bout of the evening.
Allin jumps off to an early offensive lead, using his speed and quickness to get in the first handful of shots and attacks on his much larger opposition. Bononi then takes over and uses his strength advantage to dominate the action for a minute or two before Allin makes a comeback, capped off by his Coffin Drop off the top-rope for the pin fall victory in what was a quick opening contest.
Winner: Darby Allin
After The Match: Darby Allin & Sting Attacked Ahead Of DoN
Once the match wraps up, Allin jumps on the microphone as his theme music cuts off. He essentially calls out “All Ego” Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky, noting he and Sting aren’t going to wait to get attacked from behind once again before their big showdown at this Sunday night’s PPV.
This brings out Sky and Page, who cut a quick response promo before we see “The Icon” and the former TNT Champion attacked from behind by the opponents earlier in the opening match, as well as others, until finally Page and Sky join in on the beatdown.
We see a steel chair brought into the mix as they look to take out Allin’s leg with vicious intentions until several members of The Dark Order hit the ring to make the save, chasing off Page, Sky and the rest of the heels who were involved in the Darby Allin and Sting post-match ambush.
– Paul Wight out to host the weigh-in between Anthony Ogogo and Cody Rhodes before their Double or Nothing match. We go to commercial.
Weigh-Ins For DoN Hosted By Paul Wight
When we return from the break, we see Wight still in the ring playing to the crowd when he himself formally introduces the first of the two men who will be weighing in for their match at Sunday’s AEW PPV show — Anthony Ogogo.
The former Olympic medalist in boxing makes his way out accompanied by the rest of The Factory, as QT Marshall cuts a promo on his way to the ring. Wight ends up cutting Marshall off and telling him the fans didn’t come out tonight to watch him speak. He then tells Ogogo to quit eye-balling him or it might be his last time.
Now Wight brings out who he refers to as the new “American Dream” — Cody Rhodes. The leader of The Nightmare Family makes his way out accompanied by “The Enforcer” Arn Anderson and the rest of The Nightmare Family / The Nightmare Factory students.
Wight now formally begins the proceedings, joking that he has no idea why he was selected to host this weigh-in and then noting that Cody is scheduled to tip the scales first. Wight jokes about things heating up inside Daily’s Place as “The New American Dream” strips down and steps on the scale. Wight jokes that Cody is definitely north of 200 pounds, and then asks the guys in the ring to help him out and stop moving around so much. He announces Cody’s official weight as 218 pounds.
Finally, the official weight is announced and then Wight tells Ogogo that it is his turn to get on the scale. The Factory member strips down and hops on the scale, weighing in at 219 pounds. Wight says that’s our official weigh-in, however before he can wrap things up, QT Marshall hops back on the mic. and points out that Ogogo has already scored the first victory over Cody, bringing up that he weighed in one pound more than “The New American Dream.” Ogogo then poses on the top-rope as J.R. reacts in disgust on commentary at the notion from Marshall that weighing one more pound than your opponent means anything.
Cody then hops on the top-rope and plays to the fans, obviously getting a much better reaction from the fans in attendance in the process. Marshall then tells Ogogo to pose on the top-rope for the fans on another side of the building. They obviously boo again. Marshall and Ogogo head out of the ring with the rest of The Factory. Cody then jumps on the mic and thanks Paul Wight for coming out and telling the fans to get ready for their match this Sunday night at AEW Double Or Nothing on pay-per-view. His music plays again and he throws his warm-up suit to the crowd to end the segment.
Special Look At Stadium Stampede 2 Between Inner Circle & The Pinnacle At DoN
The commentators transition and send us to a video package for the Stadium Stampede 2 showdown scheduled between The Inner Circle and The Pinnacle at the aforementioned Double Or Nothing PPV going down this Sunday night in Jacksonville, FL.
We see an elaborate video package with members of both factions talking about what went down in their first faction versus faction battle at the special first-ever AEW Blood & Guts WarGames-style showdown on Dynamite earlier this month, and then highlights are shown of the first Stadium Stampede match.
Finally, the package wraps up with some highlights of recent promos building to Stadium Stampede 2 from both factions on recent episodes of Dynamite. The official match graphic for the big battle at this Sunday’s PPV flashes across the screen to end the promotional segment.
Christian Cage & Powerhouse Hobbs Brawl Backstage At Daily’s Place
While the commentators are wrapping up the Stadium Stampede 2 vignette and promoting the big match at Double Or Nothing, they start talking about something going on backstage at Daily’s Place right now.
Cameras catch up with the action, in progress, which shows Christian Cage and Team Taz member Powerhouse Hobbs engaging in a violent brawl behind-the-scenes.
We follow the brawl for a few moments and then head back inside the building where coincidentally enough, Taz himself has joined the gang on commentary for the next match of the evening here on Friday Night Dynamite.
“Hangman” Adam Page vs. “The Bad Boy” Joey Janela
The bell sounds and here we go with a rematch of the Chicago Street Fight from the ALL IN pay-per-view back in 2018, which Excalibur points out on commentary as these two get after it here in the early goings of our second match of the evening.
We see Janela get in some good offense at the jump, however it isn’t long before “Hangman” takes over control of the offensive driver’s seat, controlling the action, which has now found its’ way outside of the ring. With both guys on the floor at ringside, we see Page hit a big fall-away slam to Janela before rolling him back into the ring and continuing his attack.
Once the action resumes in the ring, we see Page deliver a few shots to Janela, who then yanks Page’s tights, sending him face-first into the middle turnbuckle in the corner of the ring. On that note, Excalibur talks us into a mid-match, picture-in-picture commercial break as Janela starts to shift the offensive momentum in his favor.
When we return from the break, we see Janela is still dominating the action, as he is taking it to Page. He heads to the top-rope after a couple of minutes in control, and he hits his trademark flying elbow smash for a close near fall attempt. The commentators point out that “Hangman’s” face is turning into a crimson mask as blood is now free-flowing from his forehead.
It isn’t much longer later, however, when “Hangman” turns things into his favor and culminates his comeback with his Buckshot Lariat finisher for the pin fall victory.
Winner: “Hangman” Adam Page
After The Match: “Hangman” Gets Into The Head Of “The Machine”
Once the match wraps up, “Hangman” Adam Page is yelled at by Taz from the commentary table, as the leader of Team Taz jumps on a house microphone to deliver a message to Page.
Page ends up cutting Taz off and telling him that he’s seen this routine plenty of times in the past to know what’s coming. “The Machine” Brian Cage makes his way to the ring as Page points out that he knows Hook, Ricky Starks and Powerhouse Hobbs likely aren’t far behind.
Before the expected numbers game advantage beatdown begins, Page gets on the mic and gets in Brian Cage’s face, telling “The Machine” he’s not surprised at Taz, but is surprised at him, noting he didn’t think he needed all of Team Taz’s help to kick his ass.
This leads to “The Machine” telling the Team Taz members to head backstage and leave him alone in the ring with Page. Instead, Page ups the ante, telling Cage he should be a real man and face him one-on-one, with no outside involvement from Team Taz or anyone else, in their showdown at Sunday’s Double Or Nothing PPV.
Jon Moxley & Eddie Kingston Promo Segment Cuts Out Early …
The commentators send things to Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston, who are backstage. Unless it was just my cable provider, a backstage promo segment with Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston was cut off just as it was getting started — literally a second or two into their first words — as commercials began airing instead.
Jon Moxley & Eddie Kingston Promo Segment — Take Two!
When we return from the break, we return to the start of the same promo segment, which shows Mox and Kingston in a backyard somewhere with a shovel. Mox talks about how he trusts Kingston with his life.
Mox brings up some past stories that explain how solid a bond he and Kingston have before switching gears and talking about how he needs the AEW World Tag-Team Championship belts. He tells Kingston he needs them. Kingston says he knows. Mox asks what The Young Bucks are gonna do when they bite down and get lock-jaw on those boys.
Kingston tells Mox to calm down. He says when they do that, it’s simple — The Young Bucks are gonna quit. Kingston talks about how he and Mox speak for the underdogs. He says The Young Bucks might just quit when it’s over, and maybe he’ll be the new EVP in AEW.
He says maybe Mox will, too. Mox says he’s not interested. Kingston closes out the promo by promising The Young Bucks that at Double Or Nothing this Sunday night — the pressure is coming. This ends the segment.
Update On AEW Title Match At Double Or Nothing
After the Mox and Kingston promo segment wraps up, we return inside Daily’s Place where J.R. and Excalibur send things down to the ring where Tony Schiavone is standing by.
Schiavone brings up the situation surrounding the confusion over the AEW Championship main event at this Sunday’s Double Or Nothing pay-per-view. He mentions that it’s time to get the response from Orange Cassidy to the offer made to him last week by Kenny Omega.
Instead of “The Freshly Squeezed” one coming out, however, out comes “The Bastard,” as PAC makes his way down to the ring and immediately tells Schiavone to take a walk.
PAC goes on to talk directly to the camera, delivering a message to the aforementioned Omega, noting that regardless of what happens with Cassidy, he is the one he needs to worry about at DoN this Sunday night.
This brings Don Callis on the big screen to react to the comments made by PAC just now. We essentially discover that Callis is doing nothing more than attempting to provide a distraction to allow Omega to sneak in the ring behind PAC and attack him.
Things didn’t turn out as planned for The Elite duo, as PAC notices “The Cleaner” hitting the ring behind him and turns and begins blasting him with an assortment of strikes. Out comes The Good Brothers — Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson and others, but then the familiar sounds of The Best Friends’ theme music plays.
Out comes Orange Cassidy and The Best Friends. The fans break out in a “Freshly Squeezed” chant as Cassidy settles into the ring and pulls out an envelope. It is the one containing the contract given to him by Omega and Callis last week as part of their special offer. Cassidy hands it to Omega, who opens it only to find that it has been torn in a trillion little pieces.
This leads to a brawl breaking out in the ring with each of the three competitors who will be vying for the AEW World Championship at this Sunday’s Double Or Nothing PPV — Omega, Cassidy and PAC. The segment ends with Cassidy standing tall as The Best Friends’ catchy-ass theme plays again and the “Freshly Squeezed” one picks up the AEW World Championship title belt and slowly raises it and looks at it as the fans explode with approval and we head to a commercial break.
Mark Sterling Threatens Matt Hardy With Restraining Order
We return from the break and we’re informed that the open challenge issued by Jade Cargill for tonight’s show has been accepted and that match will be up next, but first, they tell us about something that took place earlier today between her new manager and Matt Hardy.
This leads to an “earlier today” segment being shown, where Jade Cargill was taking part in a backstage interview when “Big Money” Matt Hardy approaches her and again tries to offer his services to her and secure her as the newest addition to his stable.
Instead, up walks Mark Sterling, who says he’s disappointed in Hardy as Cargill has already accepted his offer to join his team of talent and notes he only gets paid when Cargill wins and gets paid herself. He then threatens to slap a restraining order on Hardy if he doesn’t stop harrassing his client, noting it would be a shame because he’s a fan of Hardy’s, but makes it clear it won’t stop him.
Jade Cargill vs. KiLynn King
The bell sounds and we’re officially off-and-running with this match in the AEW women’s division. Jade Cargill is proving why she calls herself “that b*tch” as she quickly starts taking it to King, dominating the action from the opening bell. She continues to dominate her foe as we head to a mid-match, picture-in-picture commercial break as the action proceeds in the ring.
We’re back from the break and J.R., who is in the midst of losing his voice right now — that can’t be good news for his call at Double Or Nothing this Sunday, by the way — points out that King has been competitive with Cargill throughout the break. It doesn’t appear that way now, however, as Cargill quickly hits King with her Jaded finisher for the victory.
Winner: Jade Cargill
Miro (C) vs. Dante Martin
After a quick backstage promo segment featuring Jake “The Snake” Roberts and “The Murderhawk Monster” Lance Archer, each who deliver a message to the TNT Champion Miro ahead of Double Or Nothing this Sunday night, we head back down to the ring for our next match of the evening.
The bell sounds and the fans inside Daily’s Place immediately break out in a “Miro’s gonna kill you! Miro’s gonna kill you!” chant as “The Best Man” immediately jumps off to a dominant one-sided offensive lead in this title match, taking it to Dante with relative ease thus far.
We see Martin start to put together a bit of a comeback, including some high spots off the top-rope, however it isn’t long before Miro is back to dominating and pummeling his smaller opponent, finishing him off with his trademark submission hold for the win.
Winner and STILL TNT Champion: Miro
After The Match: Miro & Murderhawk Monster Melee
After the match, we hear Jake “The Snake” Roberts come out and address the TNT Champion while he is still in the ring. Out comes “The Murderhawk Monster” Lance Archer.
Miro gets on a microphone in the ring and taunts Archer, which leads to the two big men breaking out in an all-out brawl in the ring and around the ringside area.
We hear the fans inside Daily’s Place explode with approval and the commentators hype their title match at Double Or Nothing this Sunday night as we head to another commercial break.
One-Year Anniversary Celebration For AEW Women’s Champion Hikaru Shida
We return from the break and things are sent down to the ring where Tony Schiavone is standing by. He introduces AEW Women’s Champion Hikaru Shida.
Shida makes her way down to the ring as Schiavone points out that tonight marks the one-year anniversary celebration of the title reign of the top dog in the AEW women’s division. He points out that this is the longest title reign of any kind in All Elite Wrestling history.
With Hikaru Shida now in the ring, she is presented with a brand new-and-improved AEW Women’s Championship title belt. She gets on the mic and talks about how there were no fans in attendance when she won the title, but mentions how tonight they are back.
She says this title is for all of these fans. As she tries to continue talking, we hear the familiar sounds of the entrance theme song of Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D.
The number one ranked contender in the AEW women’s division makes her way out to the top of the entrance stage. She mentions that when she told Jim Ross during their sit-down interview that she is the face of the women’s division in AEW, she misspoke.
She goes on to correct herself, claiming that she is the face of the whole new era in AEW. She says while a previous era was all about “3:16,” this era will be all about “D.M.D.” Her music hits again to end the segment, with the commentators promoting the Shida-Baker showdown for the title at Double Or Nothing this Sunday night.
Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky vs. Stu Grayson and Evil Uno
Sky and Uno get things started with Sky showing lots of disrespect to Uno. Crowd breaks out with an “Evil Uno!” chant. Multiple tags from both teams and the Dark Order members look to gain control of the match. Grayson and Uno with a side suplex/elbow drop combo. Grayson with a senton over the top rope, on Page, and down to the floor. Sky then sweeps out the legs of Grayson and he falls hard to the apron. Grayson back in the ring, Sky with a springboard cutter after he tags in.
Grayson continues to get worked over until Uno gets the hot tag and lands a bunch of moves on both opponents. He throws Page’s kick into the referee’s hands and then lands a boot to Page’s face. Dark Order hits “get over her” on Sky and Page. 450 splash off the top by Grayson as Uno lands a cannonball senton on Sky in the corner, cover on Page for two. Crowd with a “this is awesome” chant. Sky back up, gouges Uno’s eyes. He then gets a heel hook on Grayson while Page hits the ego’s edge on Uno, cover, 1-2-3.
Winners: Scorpio Sky and Ethan Page
After the match, Ethan Page says this Sunday it will be the same result whether it’s the heel hook or the ego’s edge. Sting’s music hits and Allin walks out with a bunch of people that have Sting masks on. Allin goes after Page while the other “Sting” people go after Sky, he gets rid of the first couple, but the real Sting shows up, take a punch, then takes off the mask to reveal…it’s him! He blasts Sky, and both Page/Sky run off.
– Inner Circle celebration up next. Eric Bischoff is the host of the segment and heads out to the ring before the break.
Bischoff on the mic and receives some big cheers from the crowd. Bischoff says 25 years ago, last night, he introduced what many consider the best stable of all-time (nWo). He now has the honor of introducing Inner Circle. The group then heads out and listen to the crowd sing “Judas.” Jericho with a big smile on his face. Jericho says it feels good to have the fans back. He then thanks Bischoff for everything in his WCW career and for being here tonight. Jericho said he wanted to make amends with Bischoff (from how they treated him in his previous AEW appearance) and called him in. They then throw it to a video package, showing a bunch of highlights from the group’s history.
Santana on the mic first, says they have been through a lot of s***. They helped carry the company throughout a pandemic and are glad to have the fans back. He says if this is their last dance, he wouldn’t have it any other way and in front of all the fans. Otis says that was beautiful and gives him a fist bump. Jake Hager wants to see both the good and hard times they’ve been through. “Show me the hard times that make hard men. Those are the times to be celebrated.” Guevara up next and he gets a “Sammy!” chant. He says they have been together through everything, even him coming out to the ring wearing a panda head. He says there was a time when they didn’t have his back, and he didn’t like it. He will do everything he can do to make sure it doesn’t happen again, and thanks them. Jericho says he was hesitant to put a group together as he doesn’t play well with others.
He then saw a photo of them together and felt like they looked like a bunch of badasses. He says on Sunday, it will be a battle, a war, and they will go down in a blaze of glory. If it is the last time, he tells them group “I love you.” The group hugs and they flip off the camera. Up on the big screen, MJF mocks their promos while standing in the stadium. Wardlow stands behind him as MJF continues to talk. MJF asks Wardlow a question, and then asks Dean Malenko what he thinks. Dean is tied to the goal post and beat up. MJF says they better get over to the stadium before Dean goes cold. Inner Circle run to the stadium, but are blindsided by The Pinnacle. The group is beat up and brought to the stadium. FTR end up hitting piledrivers through two tables on Santana/Ortiz. MJF yells at the camera, “When you are in The Pinnacle, you are always on top!” The Pinnacle puts their hands together as Inner Circle is completely out.
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