AEW Dynamite Results: MJF & Guevara vs. Darby & Jungle Boy

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2023/05/03/aew-dynamite-results-mjf-guevara-vs-darby-jungle-boy/

AEW Dynamite

May 3rd, 2023

By: John Siino

CFG Bank Arena in Baltimore, MD

Commentary: Excalibur, Taz & Tony Schiavone

Orange Cassidy, Bandido, Roderick Strong & Adam Cole vs. The Jericho Appreciation Society (Daniel Garcia, Jake Hager, Matt Menard & Angelo Parker)

Bandido came out with Orange Cassidy and still sporting similar styled sunglasses, as Roderick Strong waited for Adam Cole before heading down to the ring. Chris Jericho (wearing the new Britt Baker with a black eye t-shirt) came out with the Jericho Appreciation Society before joining commentary. After all eight men faced off, we got Strong and Daniel Garcia starting the match. Strong kept Garcia in his corner with chops, before Cole came in and delivered a couple of stomps while shouting over to Jericho. Cole stomped onto Angelo Parker before Bandido tagged himself in. Bandido was in control before Matt Menard ran in to attack him as all eight men had another standoff before getting into a big brawl. They start fighting in and out of the ring, before Jake Hager and Cassidy go at it inside, with Cassidy hitting a DDT sending Hager to the outside where Cassidy tries to dive to him, only to be caught and sent into the ring post, as Garcia hit him with a knee to the back. Bandido followed with a dive to the outside. Cole started going up the ramp to confront Jericho, but the JAS stopped him. Inside, Bandido puts on a delayed vertical suplex on Parker, just for Menard to stop it and get one himself. They try to double-team Bandido, but he takes them both out with a suplex before they go to picture-in-picture.

When we come back, Garcia is in control dancing around the downed Cassidy before Hager tags in and puts Cassidy in a bear hug. Cassidy starts fighting off the JAS, hitting Menard with the Stundog Millionaire before making the hot tag to Strong. Strong starts taking all of JAS out, including an Angle Slam on Hager for a two-count. Cassidy tags himself in, but Garcia catches him and puts on the Sharpshooter, and Cole breaks up with a kick. They all start attacking each other until Cassidy hits the Beach Break on Garcia for two. Garcia starts chopping Cassidy who comes back with his lazy chops. Bandio and Cassidy hit in stereo dives to the outside as Strong and Cole start double-teaming Parker, ending with Cole hitting The Boom on Parker for the pin.

Winners: Adam Cole, Roderick Strong, Orange Cassidy & Bandido by pinfall at 14:19

As soon as the match is over, Cole runs to the commentary table and spears Jericho through the stage equipment before security comes in to break them apart.

Tonight is Showtime

Renee Paquette is backstage with Darby Allin and Jack Perry and asks them how they are feeling about teaming up tonight. Perry says they might not like each other but they have a couple of things in common like busting their asses to get where they are, but they both also never main evented a Pay Per View. Allin says either he or Perry will walk out with the gold at Double or Nothing, and tonight it’s showtime.

Bitch Jericho

When we come back from the break, we see security is still trying to keep Adam Cole and Chris Jericho apart. Security escorts Cole out, as Britt Baker comes in and smacks Jericho down calling him ‘Bitch Jericho’

Hits Different

We see the Blackpool Combat Club as Bryan Danielson brings up Bret Hart’s catchphrase and says how egotistical that sounded as he is better than that legend ever was and any wrestler who has come before him and calls himself the best wrestler in the world today and if it’s not him, it’s the rest of the BCC. Danielson says he hopes Wheeler Yuta will be a better wrestler than him as they want people to be better than them and AEW to be the best company ever. Jon Moxley says they are blades to sharpen each other and says The Elite should thank them, and if they aren’t bullies. Moxley brings up the Steel Cage Match next week against Kenny Omega and how that ‘hits different’. Moxley says he has a whole lot of tools, weapons, and a new version he can’t wait to show Omega and we will find out what 2023 Omega is really about and he will leave a hell of a mark on him.

Saraya (w/ Toni Storm & Ruby Soho) vs. Willow Nightingale

As soon as the bell rings, Saraya goes outside and says she isn’t ready, running away from Willow Nightingale, as Ruby Soho & Toni Storm get in front of her, blocking her. Saraya attacks Willow as soon as she gets in the ring, but Willow takes over right away hitting a dropkick from the middle rope for a two count. Willow keeps Saraya in the corners with chops, before Storm grabs her leg giving Saraya the chance to hit her with a kick and attack her on the ropes with knee strikes. Saraya tosses Willow to the outside, distracting the referee as Soho & Storm start attacking Willow before we go to picture-in-picture.

When we come back, Willow almost gets a three with the roll-up, but Saraya comes back hitting the Knight Cap (the former Paige Turner) for a two. Willow comes back with a Death Valley Driver, but Storm gets on the apron distracting the referee. Soho gets on the apron, but Willow tosses her inside the ring and takes her out with a pounce before knocking Stomr down. Saraya takes control and hits the Good Knight for the pin and the win.

Winner: Saraya by pinfall at 6:39

Hikaru Shida Returns

The Outcasts keep attacking Willow, until Hikaru Shida makes her return and comes to the ring with a kendo stick, just to drop it and hug The Outcasts, seemingly joining them. Shida takes the spray paint and is about to use it on Willow, but Jamie Hayter and Britt Baker show up from behind. Shida instead spray-paints Saraya in the face and starts attacking all three Outcasts with the Kendo stick. Shida takes the spray paint and spells AEW on The Outcasts.

Welcome to the Open House

We see a video from The House of Black which tosses the Trios titles down on the floor and say they are tainted. They say welcome to the Open House and challenge any three competitors. The catch is there are 20-second count-outs, no rope escapes, enforced DQ, and the Dealer’s choice as part of their House rules.

Tres de Mayo Trios Battle Royal

The teams are The Lucha Brothers (Penta El Zero Miedo & Rey Fenix) & El Hijo del Vikingo (w/ Alex Abrahantes), The Varsity Athletes (Tony Nese, Josh Woods & Ari Daivari) (w/ Mark Sterling), Dark Order (Evil Uno, Alex Reynolds & John Silver), The Butcher, The Blade & Kip Sabian (w/ Penelope Ford), QTV (Powerhouse Hobbs, QT Marshall & Aaron Solo) (w/ Harley Cameron) & The Acclaimed (Max Caster & Anthony Bowens) & Billy Gunn.

Caster’s freestyle talks about blowing up like a drone at the Kremlin, Q in QT meaning Q’Anon, Dark Order not having any black friends, and drawing more money than Lamar Jackson. Bowens & Penta scissors, but both get attacked. Evil Uno tosses Daivari over the top rope, eliminating him, before Uno gets eliminated by QT and Solo. Nese gets sent to the apron by Penta, as Fenix walks the ropes and kicks Nese off eliminating him. Vikingo eliminates Woods with a hurricanrana, as all of the Varsity Athletes are now eliminated. QT & Solo double team Reynolds, eliminating him, before The Lucha Brothers toss QT & Solo over the top rope. Lucha Brothers try to double-team Hobbs, but QT & Solo holds their feet as Hobbs clotheslines them both over the top rope, eliminating them. Hobbs catches Vikingo and tosses him over the top rope, eliminating him next as the last member of his team. The Acclaimed start double-teaming Hobbs, and send him over the top rope, eliminating him as well, as all of QTV is now gone. The Butcher eliminates Caster, as he was distracted before Butcher & Blade mock them by doing the scissors. Silver goes after Butcher, before Blade eliminates Silver, as all of Dark Order is now out. It’s now down to Gunn & Bowens vs. Butcher, Blade & Sabian. Bowens tosses Blade over the top rope before going to save Gunn from elimination as we are now down to the final four. Gunn tosses out Butcher as Bowens eliminates Sabian, to win the match.

Winners: The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens & Max Caster) & Billy Gunn at 9:27

Lie Down

Renee is backstage with Sammy Guevara and asks how he feels after last week. MJF interrupts and Sammy stops him and says he watched back last week and saw there was nobody in the car. MJF starts pretending to cry and says he’s had chronic back pain and needed to lie down. MJF says Sammy deserves better, as Sammy forgives him and kisses him on the forehead. MJF says he’s emotionally drained and stops short of saying Sammy will lay down like a little bitch before saying they have mash-up music for tonight.

Everything Comes To An End

We go to Kenny Omega & Don Callis backstage where Omega talks about this ‘brand new version’ of Jon Moxley. Callis says Moxley has a plan for being a new one and shows his scar from when Moxley attacked him, and got 23 stitches as a result, and every day he remembers. Callis calls Moxley a sick, twisted, narcissistic sociopath and will find out in Detroit that it all comes to an end when he faces off against Omega. Omega says we all know Moxley can fight and he might make Omega and himself bleed, but at the end of the day everything comes to an end in Detroit and what they did to The Elite is personal and it all ends next week.

Wardlow (w/ Arn Anderson) vs. Logan Laroux

Wardlow takes Logan Laroux down with his clothesline as the crowd asks for power bombs. Wardlow hits two power bombs as the crowd asks for more. Wardlow hits another one before pinning Laroux for the easy win.

Winner: Wardlow by pinfall at 1:24

The Title Shot Belongs To Christian

Wardlow asks for the mic and says he isn’t done yet and calls out Christian Cage to come out and demands a TNT Championship Open Challenge, telling him to bring out Luchasaurus. They come out and Cage says he could send Luchasaurus to the ring, but it won’t happen here in Baltimore. Cage says the title shot doesn’t belong to Luchasaurus but to himself.

Visiting Sandy Fork

We see footage from earlier today where Jeff Jarrett, Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh are at Sandy Fork, Delaware to visit Mark Briscoe at his home. They say they are there to help, as we see a montage of them all doing farm work. Jarrett is about to start singing With My Baby Tonight before we see Papa Briscoe who tells Mark to keep his eyes on the rest of the clowns down there, even though he trusts Lethal. They say they made a singles match for Mark Briscoe for Rampage before Lethal & Jarrett make a challenge to FTR for Double or Nothing.

Ricky Starks vs. Juice Robinson

Jay White comes out with Juice Robinson, before heading to the back as commentary seems surprised by that decision. Right away, they take it to the outside where Ricky Starks whips Juice right into the barricade, but Juice comes back with an eye gauge. Juice tries to leave over the barricade before he gets held back by Starks. Juice stays in control whipping Starks into the steel steps and body slamming him on the floor. Juice goes to slam Starks onto the steel steps, but Starks counters by climbing up the steps, and slams Juice off the steps to the floor.

When we come back, they are back inside where Starks takes Juice down with a lariat followed by a DDT off the ropes for a two. Starks hits a brainbuster and dives off the top rope, but Juice gets his knees up. They head to the top rope, where Juice hits a hurricanrana followed by a lariat for a two count. They go back and forth for a bit before Starks hits the spear followed by the Rochambeau for the pin and the win.

Winner: Ricky Starks by pinfall at 9:15

Jay White bum rushes the ring and attacks Starks. Starks reverses a Blade Runner attempt by trying the Rochambeau, but Juice is able to pull White off as they escape to the outside.

Rampage Line-Up

  • The Firm Deletion At The Hardy Compound: The Hardys, Hook & Isiah Kassidy vs. Ethan Page, Lee Moriarty, Big Bill & Stokely Hathaway
  • Mark Briscoe vs. Preston Vance
  • Jade Cargill in action
  • Lucha Brothers & El Hijo del Vikingo vs. Powerhouse Hobbs, QT Marshall & Aaron Solo

Dynamite Line-Up

  • AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy (c) vs. Daniel Garcia
  • We hear from FTR
  • Steel Cage Match: Kenny Omega vs. Jon Moxley

I Got This

We see Darby Allin & Jack Perry backstage getting ready for the main event, but as Allin leaves, MJF enters the room and tells Perry to betray Allin tonight and the wonders it will do for Perry. MJF says he loves Perry like a brother, but he isn’t world champion material as he’s offering him a spot next to the throne. Perry says he’s looking for the crown and he’ll be the next world champion without being a piece of trash. Allin comes in and looks confused asking what that was about, Perry tells him not to worry about it and that they got this, but Allin says ‘he got this’.

Jack Perry & Darby Allin vs. MJF & Sammy Guevara

MJF & Sammy Guevara did indeed come out to a mash-up of their entrance themes, with their matching vests and scarves. Guevara & Jack Perry start the match, but Perry takes control right away as Guevara goes to MJF for comfort. MJF & Darby Allin tag in, as MJF takes Allin down with back-to-back headlock takedowns, but as Allin turns one into a pin attempt, MJF goes to Guevara for comfort. MJF & Guevara head to the outside and start discussing strategy in each other’s ears. Perry tags in and MJF starts complaining right away that Perry pulled his hair. MJF almost hits Guevara by accident, which gives Perry the advantage, before tagging out to Allin. As the referee is distracted, Guevara starts choking Allin with his scarf. They continue this for a while before Allin starts choking Guevara & MJF with the scarf as Perry is distracting the referee on the outside. The heels take control before we go to picture-in-picture.

When we come back, Allin is trying to fight them off and eventually escapes, making the hot tag to Perry. Perry fights Guevara & MJF both, taking them out with multiple dives to the outside, but is exhausted to hit the last one. Allin hits one instead to Guevara, followed by Perry hitting Guevara with a Tiger Driver for a two-count. Perry heads to the top rope, but MJF holds his leg giving Guevara the chance to hit a Spanish Fly for a two count. MJF tags in and starts punching away at Perry before tagging Guevara back in and tossing him onto Perry, just for Perry to get out of the way. Allin tags in and hits a Code Red on Guevara, and tries one on MJF, but MJF blocks it into a power bomb for a two count. Perry tags in and puts on the Snare Trap on MJF, but Guevara breaks it up with a stomp. Guevara & MJF tease diving to the outside together, but MJF doesn’t dive with Guevara. Guevara tosses Perry inside, as MJF hits him with a brainbuster for a two-count. Guevara hits a senton, but MJF tags himself in to go for the count. Guevara gets upset, as MJF tells him he’s just trying to win. MJF hits a powerbomb onto the knee on Perry, but Guevara tagged himself back in, as they continue to bicker with each other. MJF slaps Guevara and tells him to do what he says, but Guevara attacks him with a super kick. Perry hits the elbow to the back of Guevara’s head but didn’t realize Allin tagged himself in and hits a Coffin Drop on Guevara for the pin and the win. Making the main event at Double or Nothing a four-way.

Winners: Darby Allin & Jack Perry by pinfall at 15:53