5/5/21 AEW Dynamite: Blood and Guts Recap

May 5, 2021 - by Michael Riba

The opening credits roll. Excalibur, Jim Ross, and Tony Schiavone are on commentary.

Match #1 – Tag Team Match: Eddie Kingston and Jon Moxley vs. Kenny Omega and MT Nakazawa (w/Don Callis)
Before the match, Callis says Omega was unable to attend tonight’s event, and the announcers say he is lying. Callis says Nakazawa will now face Kingston and Moxley by himself. As Kingston and Moxley make their entrance, Omega rushes out and hits them with the AEW World title belt. Omega tosses Kingston in the ring, and the bell rings. Nakazawa chokes Kingston with his headset cord and tags in Omega. Omega applies a front face-lock and tags in Nakazawa. They double team Kingston for a bit and deliver hip attacks in the corner. Moxley comes into the ring and evens the odds. He tosses Nakazawa to the floor, but Omega hits him from behind. Moxley takes Omega down with a side slam, and then dives onto Omega and Nakazawa on the floor. Moxley slams Omega into the barricade, and Kingston does the same to Nakazawa on the apron. Moxley and Kingston get Nakazawa back into the ring and double team him in the corner. Kingston goes for the cover, but Omega breaks it up. Moxley takes Omega to the ropes, but Nakazawa delivers a low blow to Kingston. Nakazawa chokes Kingston with the cord again and tags in Omega.
Omega grinds Kingston’s face into the ropes and puts his boot into his throat in the corner. Omega drops Kingston with a crusher and goes for the cover, but Kingston kicks out. Omega delivers a forearm shot and delivers chops in the corner, but Kingston fires back with his own chops. Omega delivers an enzuigiri and follows with a senton bomb. Omega goes to the ropes, but Kingston rolls out of the way and drops Omega with a clothesline. Moxley and Nakazawa tag in and Moxley drops him with a clothesline. Moxley delivers a corner clothesline and stomps Nakazawa to the mat. Moxley slams Omega to the mat and Nakazawa goes for a clothesline. Moxley doesn’t budge and drops Nakazawa with a German suplex. Moxley delivers a pile driver and goes for the cover, but Omega breaks it up. Omega gets sent to the floor as Moxley locks Nakzawa in the Bulldog Choke. Kingston doesn’t let Omega back into the ring, but then holds the ropes for him. Omega walks away instead as Moxley gives Nakazawa to Kingston. Kingston and Moxley drop Nakazawa with a half-and-half suplex/clothesline combination and Moxley gets the pin fall.
Winners: Eddie Kingston and Jon Moxley
-After the match, The Young Bucks come to the stage, and The Good Brothers attack Kingston and Moxley from behind. The Bucks join the attack in the ring. Moxley gets dropped with the Magic Killer, and then Matt Jackson delivers a superkick to Moxley. The Good Brothers hold Kingston for a double super kick as Omega and Callis come back out. They make Brandon Cutler film everything at ringside. They hold Kingston up and put him on Omega’s shoulders, and Omega drops him with the One Winged Angel.

It is announced that Hikaru Shida will defend the AEW Women’s World Championship against Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. at Double or Nothing on Sunday, May 30th.

Kenny Omega’s challenger at Double or Nothing will be announced later in the show.

Match #2 – Singles Match: Cody Rhodes (w/Arn Anderson) vs. QT Marshall
Rhodes attacks Marshall immediately. They exchange shots, and Rhodes delivers an uppercut. Rhodes slams Marshall to the mat and takes odd his weight belt. The referee takes the belt, and Marshall takes advantage. Marshall delivers shots and takes Rhodes down in the corner. Rhodes comes back and they exchange shots in the corners. Rhodes rakes Marshall’s eyes, and then rakes his back. Rhodes drops Marshall to the mat and goes up top. Marshall dodges Rhodes’ dive and drops him with a German suplex. They go to the floor and Marshall delivers more shots. Marshall rolls Rhodes back into the ring and shoves Anderson. Anderson fires back with a shot and then grinds his face into the ring post. Referees come out and eject Anderson from ringside as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Marshall is in control. Rhodes fires back with a few shots, but they take each other down with simultaneous cross-bodies. They get back to their feet and exchange shots. Marshall kicks Rhodes in the face and sends him to the apron. Rhodes drives his shoulder into Marshall’s midsection and goes for a sunset flip. Marshall fights out, but Rhodes grabs his trucks and drops him with a DDT. Rhodes slams Marshall into the corner and hits the moonsault press. Rhodes goes for the cover, but Marshall kicks out. Rhodes goes for the Disaster Kick, but Marshall blocks it. Rhodes goes for it again, but Marshall drops him with Cross Rhodes. Marshall goes for the cover, but Rhodes kicks out. Marshall goes for the Diamond Cutter, but Rhodes rolls through. Marshall comes back with a Buckle Bomb, and goes for a pile driver, but Rhodes counters. They counter each other’s pile drivers, and then Rhodes eventually hits one. Rhodes goes for the cover, but Marshall kicks out. Rhodes delivers Cross Rhodes and goes for the cover, but Marshall kicks out. Rhodes pulls Marshall to his feet, and Marshall flips him off. Rhodes locks in the Figure Four and Marshall taps out.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
-After the match, Anthony Ogogo comes to the ring and lays Rhodes out with one punch to the midsection. Ogogo lays the Union Jack over Rhodes in the ring.

Footage of Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky attacking Darby Allin and Sting at the end of last week’s episode is shown. Alex Marvez interviews Page and Sky backstage. Sky says Sting is nothing more than a mosquito feeding on the blood of AEW. He says you kill mosquitoes and says Sting has overstayed his welcome. Page says he and Allin have a storied history, but no one wants to hear him talk about matches that no one saw. He talks about all the injuries that he inflicted on Allin, but Allin attacks them from behind. He slams Sky into a few trash cans, and then throws Page into a sign. He climbs a rail and drops Page with a Coffin Drop. Sky runs up and hits Allin with a trash can. They double team Allin and grind his face into Page’s spiked boots. They throw Allin down the steps and look on from up top.

Match #3 – Singles Match: Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. (w/Reba) vs. Julia Hart
Baker kicks Hart in the midsection and pie faces her a few times. Hart comes back with a shot, but Baker drops her with a Slingblade. Baker gets the glove from Reba and drops Hart with an Air Raid Crash. Baker goes for the cover, but pulls Hart up. Baker locks in the Lockjaw and Hart taps out.
Winner: Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D.

Taz hosts a new edition of Technique by Taz. He talks about Christian Cage’s frog splash and Killswitch. He insults Cage’s technique and says his honeymoon is about to come to an end. Taz says Cage has a long way to go to catch up to Team Taz after Brian Cage defeated Adam Page.

Match #4 – #1 Contender’s (AEW World Tag Team Championship) Four-Way Match: Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus) (w/Marko Stunt) vs. SCU (Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian) vs. The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens and Max Caster) vs. Varsity Blonds (Brian Pillman Jr. and Griff Garrison)
Jungle Boy and Kazarian start the match. Kazarian delivers a shoulder block and gets a roll-up for two. Jungle Boy comes back with a back slide for two, and they exchange roll-ups. Caster tags in, as does Pillman, and then everything breaks down and all eight men begin to brawl. Jurassic Express gains control and clear the ring as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, The Acclaimed double-team Daniels. Caster goes for the cover, but Daniels kicks out. Caster applies a headlock and tags in Bowens. Caster drops Daniels with a back suplex and Bowens goes for the cover, but Daniels kicks out. Luchasaurus comes in with the Varsity Blonds and chokeslams both of them. Kazarian kicks Luchasaurus, but Luchasaurus chokeslams him onto Varsity Blonds. Luchasaurus kicks Caster and Bowens and tags in Jungle Boy. They slam The Acclaimed down and Jungle Boy goes for the cover, but Daniels breaks it up. Kazarian sends Luchasaurus to the floor and Pillman drops Jungle Boy with a clothesline. Pillman goes for the cover, but Jungle Boy kicks out. Jungle Boy drops Pillman with a clothesline and Daniels drops Luchasaurus with a Flatliner on the floor. Kazarian tags in and rolls up Pillman for two. Kazarian drops Pillman with a clothesline, and then does the same to Jungle Boy. Pillman rolls up Kazarian for two and kicks him into the corner. Kazarian grabs Pillman and he and Daniels drop Pillman with the BME and get the pin fall.
Winners and number one contenders for the AEW World Tag Team Championship: SCU
-SCU will get their title match next week.

A video hype package airs for the IWGP United States Championship Match next week, in which Jon Moxley will defend the title against Yuji Nagata.

Tony Schiavone brings Kenny Omega to the stage. Omega comes out wearing the AEW World Championship, while he makes Nakazawa carry his other belts: the AAA Mega Championship and the Impact/TNA World Championships. Omega says enough about him and asks who is ready for Blood and Guts. The crowd cheers and says that makes one of them. Omega says he has been a busy man as of late collecting gold from all over the world. Omega says he is not here for fun and games and doesn’t want to be here at all. Schiavone says PAC and Orange Cassidy will meet on next week’s Dynamite, and the winner will challenge Omega at Double or Nothing. Omega says PAC is a man who has beaten him before and calls him the number one contender in AEW. He says everyone wants to see the match, and tells Schiavone to go ahead an announce it. Schiavone says it’s PAC or Cassidy, and Cassidy comes to the stage. Omega asks PAC or who? Schiavone says Orange Cassidy and Omega laughs. Omega says he understands what Cassidy means for AEW, because people can easily be like Cassidy. Omega says people could never be like him, and Cassidy is not World Championship material. Omega says the only thing championship material about Cassidy is his sunglasses, and then he takes Cassidy’s sunglasses. Omega says Cassidy will never take his title, but he did take Omega’s valuable time. Omega puts the sunglasses on Nakazawa and says they look better on him. Omega says Nakazawa looks more like a champion than Cassidy, too. Omega says maybe he’ll see Cassidy in about ten years, but until then, he’ll see him whenever and they can talk about whatever.

Now, Tony Schiavone interviews Miro. Miro cuts him off and says he told the world that no one is going to distract his destiny. He says if you have a title, you have a problem, and the problem is here to collect. He says he has a contract, and in seven days he is coming after Darby Allin. He says next week, the world will find out what happens when the man who doesn’t mind dying meets the man who doesn’t mind killing him.

Announced for next week:

AEW World Tag Team Championship Match: The Young Bucks (c) vs. SCU
AEW TNT Championship Match: Darby Allin (c) vs. Miro
IWGP United States Championship Match: Jon Moxley (c) vs. Yuji Nagata
#1 Contender’s (AEW World Championship) Match: Orange Cassidy vs. PAC
-Tony Schiavone will interview Jade Cargill
-Cody Rhodes will announce his plans for Double or Nothing

Match #5 – Blood and Guts Match: The Inner Circle (Chris Jericho, Jake Hager, Ortiz, Sammy Guevara, and Santana) vs. The Pinnacle (MJF, Cash Wheeler, Dax Harwood, Shawn Spears, and Wardlow) (w/Tully Blanchard)
Harwood and Guevara start the match. Guevara takes Harwood down with a kick over the ropes, and then delivers more shots to him. Harwood comes back with a shoulder tackle, but Guevara comes back with a dropkick. Guevara comes off the ropes, but Harwood drops him with a spine buster. Harwood instinctively goes for the cover, but there are no pin falls in this match. Guevara comes back and slams Harwood into the turnbuckles repeatedly. They get on the top rope and exchange shots. Guevara sends Harwood down to the mat and drops him with a clothesline. Harwood has been busted open and Guevara drops him with a springboard cutter. Spears gets into the ring and brings a chair with him. Spears drops Guevara with a spine buster and wedges the chair in the corner. Harwood comes back and double teams Guevara with Spears. Spears hits Guevara in the head with the chair and delivers left hands. Ortiz enters the match with his own chair. He drops Spears with a dropkick and takes Harwood down as well. Ortiz hits Harwood with a chair and jams the other one in Spears’ throat. Ortiz throws a chair at Harwood and stands on his throat.
Spears and Guevara springboard onto the ropes, and Ortiz hits Spears with a chair. Guevara drops Spears with a Spanish Fly and Harwood takes Ortiz down. Ortiz comes back with a chop block, and Guevara has been busted open. Wheeler enters the match and takes down Ortiz and Guevara. Wheeler grinds Ortiz’s face into the cage and Spears throws Guevara into the cage. Spears locks Guevara in the Sharpshooter and Wheeler slams Ortiz into the cage. Santana enters and takes down Spears, Harwood, and Wheeler. Santana slams Wheeler to the mat and does the same to Harwood as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Wardlow has entered the match. He tosses Guevara, Ortiz, and Santana into the cage as Hager enters. Hager tosses Harwood across the ring and clothesline Spears and Wheeler in the corner. Hager clotheslines Harwood and drops Wheeler with a kick to the face. Hager delivers the Hager Bomb to Wheeler and locks Spears in the ankle lock. Spears taps out, but it doesn’t count because all ten men have to be in the match. Wardlow and Hager exchange shots and Wardlow sends Hager into the cage. They exchange more shots and Wardlow rakes Hager’s eyes as MJF enters. MJF attacks all of the Inner Circle guys, and chops Hager’s knee. MJF stomps on Hager’s ankle and Wheeler has been busted open now. Hager is busted open, too. The Pinnacle isolate Santana in the corner as Jericho enters. The bell officially rings. The Pinnacle stand in one ring, and The Inner Circle stand in the other. The All Out Assault begins and all ten men brawl. Jericho puts Spears head through a truss and chokes him over one of the bars. Spears kicks Jericho away as the show heads to another commercial.
Back from the break, the ring has been torn up, exposing the plywood. Santana and Ortiz pick FTR up and Guevara drops them with a pair of assisted spike pile drivers. Hager clotheslines Wardlow in the corner and Ortiz hangs Spears upside down in the corner. Ortiz holds a chair in front of Spears and Guevars goes coast to coast with a dropkick. Jericho hits MJF with the steel from the broken turnbuckle and MJF has been busted open. Santana stabs MJF with a fork as Ortiz holds him down. Jericho chokes Wardlow with the baseball bat as the rest of The Inner Circle attacks MJF. Ortiz grinds Wheeler’s face into the cage and Jericho drops MJF with a right hand. Wardlow comes back with shots to The Inner Circle members. He throws Guevara and Hager across the ring, but Santana takes his knee out with a club. Ortiz hits Wardlow with a chair and The Inner Circle gang rush him and take Wardlow down as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, MJF and Jericho have made their way to the top of the cage. Jericho locks in the Walls of Jericho, but MJF counters with a low blow. MJF locks in the Salt of the Earth, but Jericho doesn’t tap. MJF stomps on Jericho’s hand and locks in the Salt of the Earth again. Everyone else is down in the rings and MJF puts his Dynamite Diamond Ring on. He nails Jericho in the head with the ring and Jericho has been busted open. MJF drags Jericho to the edge of the roof and tells the Inner Circle to surrender or he will throw Jericho off the top. Guevara surrenders.
Winners: The Pinnacle
-After the match, MJF grabs Jericho and still shoves him off the top of the cage and through the stage. Referees, trainers, and the rest of The Inner Circle check on Jericho as MJF looks on from the top of the cage.

4 Responses

  1. Sonia says:

    Best wrestling event in years. Well done AEW

  2. Disgruntled Jobber says:

    Top to bottom it was a well booked show. And get this…everything that happened made sense!

  3. Mike Oxmaul says:

    Erm… that Jericho fall from the cage was pathetic. It’s along the same lines as the “explosions”.. How can AEW be taken seriously when their big spots are so amatuer

  4. Paul says:

    Yeah… that Jericho spot screams mud show. They need to cool it with these ridiculous spots if they can’t execute them well. Same as the “exploding ring.”

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