ALL ELITE WRESTLING DYNAMITE/TBS: May 11 results (F4wonline)


Posted on 5/12/122 by Colin Vassallo



Show Report --

Owen Hart Cup quarterfinal: Adam Cole defeated Dax Harwood

This was a great opener -- for my money, both men's best TV
singles match in AEW. I love that they got plenty time
(around 14-15 minutes) and hope they continue that standard
for the rest of the tournament.


Early on, Cole got in Dax's face with the "Adam Cole, bay-
bay!" chant, so Dax returned fire with a hard chop. Cole
came back with a knee lift. There were loud dueling chants
as they exchanged hold and cradle attempts. Cole drove Dax
rib-first into the ring post, then into the steel steps on
the outside. Cole continued to dominate out on the floor
through a break.

Back from commercial, Dax turned a ripcord into repeated
German suplexes, but then Cole came back with one of his
own. Dax fought back to hit a third. They fought on the
second rope, where Cole avoided a diving headbutt, but Dax
recovered and hit a slingshot powerbomb for two.

Cole fired back with the ushigoroshi for two. Dax hit a
crossbody for two of his own, but then Cole had a second
scouted and cut him off midair with a superkick for two. Dax
cradled Cole for a good near fall. Cole wanted the Panama
Sunrise, but Dax stopped Cole in his tracks and hit the
straight piledriver for another good near fall.

Dax locked on the Sharpshooter to a great ovation. He tried
to get the submission, but his injured ribs forced him to
break the hold and recover on the floor, just barely making
it back in the ring before the ten count. Back inside, Cole
locked on the sharpshooter and forced Dax to tap.


– Cole will face the winner of Darby Allin vs. Jeff Hardy in
the semifinals.

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A video package hyped Darby Allin vs. Jeff Hardy in the main
event.

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Hangman Page joined commentary for this match.

Punk came out in a John Tavares New York Islanders jersey,
which the Long Island crowd did not appreciate.

CM Punk defeated John Silver

The strategy early on for Punk was to stop Silver from
building any sort of momentum. He maintained control with a
lariat leading into a commercial. Upon return, Silver sent
Punk hard into the corner and laid in strikes. A brainbuster
followed for two.

Silver briefly stumbled walking up the ropes but recovered
to hit a tornado DDT for two. Punk stopped Silver's flurry
with a high kick and a short-armed clothesline. Punk
followed it up with a wacky-looking Buckshot Lariat (Page's
finisher) for the win.

– After the match, Page stormed to the ring and got in
Punk's face. Punk asked if Page was mad and said he was
taking it a little too personal. He said that taking Page's
title is "just business." Punk used to ask himself, "Are you
a good guy?" Today he asked, "Are you the champ?" and the
answer is "yes." Punk said he'd do to Page what he just did
to Silver, and he'd shake his hand no matter what. Page
flipped him the bird in response.


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Britt Baker, Jamie Hayter, and Rebel were backstage. Baker
complained about having to wrestle the "Joker," but then
said Hayter would beat Toni Storm. She said that if both she
and Hayter win and they face each other, it'll be a fair
fight.

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Tony Nese (w/ Mark Sterling) defeated Danhausen

Danhausen tried to "curse" Nese, but a distraction from
Sterling allowed Nese to attack and hit the running corner
knee for the win in about 20 seconds.

– After the match, Sterling goaded Nese with the fact that
he didn't get an entrance, and so Nese attacked Danhausen
with repeated knees.

HOOK's music played and he came out, sending Nese and
Sterling retreating out of the ring. Danhausen offered a
handshake to HOOK, and he accepted.

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MJF vs. Wardlow contract signing

This was an awesome segment. Just incredibly entertaining
from start to finish.

Wardlow came out handcuffed and surrounded by security as
usual.

There was a completely preposterous Dark Side of the Ring
parody video talking about MJF vs. Punk and how Wardlow
interfered. They even got Taz, Jake Roberts, and Barry
Horowitz(!) to speak.


The hometown MJF got a babyface reaction and played up to it
heavily. They even booed Wardlow. MJF compared himself to
David and Wardlow to Goliath. "Jewish, from the Holy Land --
and I ain't talking Israel, I'm talking about the most
magical place in the world, Long Island, New York." He
essentially told the fans to boo Wardlow out of the building
when he speaks, and they obliged.

MJF offered his conditions. He said if Wardlow wants to face
him at Double or Nothing, he'll have to get whipped ten
times. Then, he'll have to wrestle Shawn Spears in a steel
cage, with MJF as the special guest referee, and if Wardlow
loses at Double or Nothing, he'll never be allowed to sign a
contract with AEW.

Wardlow struggled to sign the contract because he had
handcuffs on. MJF got impatient and had them un-cuff
Wardlow, who signed. Wardlow then attacked all the security
and sent them packing, leaving MJF and Spears in the ring.
Wardlow stopped Spears from hitting a chair shot and caught
MJF on the escape, but Mark Sterling jumped on his back,
allowing MJF to flee. Wardlow then powerbombed Sterling
through the table.

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A video package hyped Samoa Joe facing the mystery Joker.
Sonjay Dutt and co. said Lethal and Singh weren't the Joker,
but they mocked Joe anyway.


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Taz joined commentary.

FTW Championship: Ricky Starks (c) (w/ Powerhouse Hobbs)
defeated Jungle Boy

They performed back-and-forth chain wrestling to start.
Starks hit Jungle Boy's slingshot arm drag, then Jungle Boy
returned fire with the same -- just with a couple added
jumps. Starks took control during commercial, but Jungle Boy
started a comeback with back elbows and a rebound lariat.

Starks countered the outside-in DDT and powered Jungle Boy
Up, but Jungle Boy eventually reversed it into the DDT for
two. Starks backslid Jungle Boy for two, but Jungle Boy
countered the Roshambo into a cradle. Jungle Boy hit a
thrust kick for two.

Jungle Boy went for another rebound lariat but ran right
into a spear for two. He locked on the Snare Trap, forcing
Starks to fight to reach the ropes. Starks grabbed the FTW
title, but Swerve Strickland ran down to stop him from using
it. Jungle Boy rolled up Starks, but Swerve inadvertently
distracted the official, allowing Starks to hit the Roshambo
for the win.

– After the match, Christian Cage and Luchasaurus walked
down to talk things out with Jungle Boy. Swerve faced off
with Starks and Hobbs, then Keith Lee made his entrance to
provide Swerve some backup. Christian gave Jungle Boy some
support as things remained tense.


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Jericho Appreciation Society victory speech

Angelo Parker welcomed everyone to the speech, then Matt
Menard said (rather crudely) that he's very proud to be part
of the Jericho Appreciation Society.

Jericho noted he's technically from the area, but he moved
away quickly because this place is a dump. He threatened a
fan with a fireball, because "I'M A WIZARD." He then
addressed Eddie Kingston, bringing up his wife. Daniel
Garcia said sports entertainers beat wrestlers every time.

Jon Moxley's music played and he walked out from the crowd.
Jericho told him to get out of here, pointing out the
numbers advantage, but then Bryan Danielson's music played,
and he came out with Wheeler YUTA and William Regal.
Unfortunately, they were still one short to make it an even
fight, but then Eddie Kingston, Santana, and Ortiz appeared
behind them. Kingston had wacky makeup of a burn on his face
from the Jericho fireball.

The babyfaces surrounded the ring and attacked the Jericho
Appreciation Society. Regal took out Jericho with a strong
right hand.

**********

A Serena Deeb video package aired, with Jim Ross, Tony
Schiavone, and Dustin Rhodes hyping her up. They all
discussed how dangerous she is coming into her championship
match with Thunder Rosa.


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Owen Hart Cup quarterfinal: Toni Storm defeated Jamie Hayter

Neither woman could establish an advantage at the start. A
dropkick sent Hayter to the floor, but Hayter booted Storm
upon re-entry to the ring. She maintained the advantage
through the commercial, where she suplexed Storm onto the
floor.

Back from break, Storm fired up after a hard forearm and
landed a strong hip attack followed by a DDT. She then hit a
DDT out on the floor. Storm landed a diving crossbody for
two. Hayter returned fire with a backbreaker for two of her
own. They fought on the apron, where Hayter hit a hard
uranage.

They fought on the top rope, where Hayter hit a superplex.
Storm countered the follow-up into a cradle for two and hit
Storm Zero for the win.

– Storm will face the winner of Britt Baker vs. the Joker in
the next round.

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AEW Rampage (5/13) lineup --

Owen Hart Cup: Riho vs. Ruby Soho
Jade Cargill & the Baddies will speak
TNT Championship: Scorpio Sky (c) vs. Frankie Kazarian
Death Triangle vs. The Butcher, The Blade, & Marq Quen
Shawn Spears vs. Bear Boulder

AEW Dynamite (5/18) lineup --

Chris Jericho & William Regal face-to-face
Owen Hart Cup: Kyle O'Reilly vs. Rey Fenix
Owen Hart Cup: Britt Baker vs. *JOKER*
Owen Hart Cup: Samoa Joe vs. *JOKER*
Hangman Page vs. Konosuke Takeshita
Wardlow's 10 lashes from MJF
Owen Hart Cup: Adam Cole vs. winner of Allin/Hardy


AEW Double or Nothing (5/29) lineup --

AEW World Championship: Hangman Page (c) vs. CM Punk
AEW Women's Championship: Thunder Rosa (c) vs. Serena Deeb
Buy-In: HOOK & Danhausen vs. Tony Nese & Mark Sterling

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A video package for Scorpio Sky vs. Frankie Kazarian aired.
Sky said he was trying to restore respect to the TNT title.

Kazarian was then asked about wrestling his former tag
partner. Sammy Guevara and Tay Conti interrupted, with
Guevara saying Sky's a different man now and that he can't
be trusted. Kazarian blew him off and said he trusts
himself.

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Owen Hart Cup quarterfinal: Jeff Hardy (w/ Matt Hardy)
defeated Darby Allin (w/ Sting)

This was announced during the show as a no disqualification
"anything goes" match. It was an unbelievable stunt show,
although the "cradle out of taking a finisher" is maybe my
least favorite clean finish in wrestling.


Darby exploded out right away with a shotgun dropkick and a
tope suicida. He set up a structure of chairs on the
outside, but then Jeff sent him face-first into the steel
steps. Jeff landed a leaping clothesline off the steps.
Darby drove Jeff into the ring post.

Jeff hit a Twist of Fate over the ropes, then produced a
ridiculously tall ladder from under the ring. During the
break, Jeff climbed up the ladder with Darby incapacitated
on the chair structure. Darby popped up and crotched Jeff
over the ropes.

Darby climbed the ladder and landed the most ridiculous dive
you'll ever see onto Jeff and the chair structure.
Seriously, like a 20-foot fall onto steel chairs. Absolutely
spectacular.

Back in the ring, Darby wanted the Coffin Drop, but Jeff
moved out towards the apron, so Darby just landed it on the
apron. Jeff managed to move out of the way. Jeff went for
the Swanton Bomb onto the steel steps, but Darby avoided it,
sending Jeff bouncing off of it.

Darby recovered in the ring and hit the Coffin Drop, but
Jeff cradled Darby for the win.

– Jeff will face Adam Cole in the semifinals next week. Cole
and the Undisputed Elite showed up on the ramp before the
end of the show.

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