AEW Dynamite Results (5/12/21)
Tonight on AEW Dynamite, Darby Allin has a tall order ahead of him as he defends his TNT Title against Miro, Jon Moxley opens the “Forbidden Door” to Yuji Nagata as he defends his IWGP United States Title, The Young Bucks set to break up SCU and Orange Cassidy and PAC compete to see who challenges Kenny Omega at Double or Nothing!
May 12, 2o21, Jacksonville, FL, Daily’s Place
Commentary: Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone & Excalibur
IWGP United States Championship
Yuji Nagata vs. Jon Moxley (c) (with Eddie Kingston)
Nagata comes out first and Moxley comes out to “Wild Thing” for some Rick Vaughn vibes. Bell rings and forearm shivers are traded. Kitchen sink and big boot by Nagata which causes Mox to powder. Rocky Romero is shown clapping at ringside. Mox hits a diving knee strike off the apron and he gets back in the ring. Not long until Yuji does the same. Two men stand head to head as Mox lays in some corner lariats before laying Nagata out and dropping an elbow for a pin attempt. Mox tees off with kicks as Nagata asks for more. Mox downs him for two
Nagata catches Mox leaping off top and he gives Mox his own versions of some kicks before hitting an exploder suplex for two. More forearms, but Yuji fakes with a dropkick to hit one from the basement. Some mighty harsh leg strikes by Nagata and Mox wants more. The two trade shots center ring. Mox avoids a high boot to hit a German suplex. Big lariat for a near fall.
Mox goes for a piledriver, but Nagata flips him over. Running knees in the corner by Yuji. Exploder avalanche by Nagata. Mox flips him the bird. Big knee strike. Very near fall.
Mox has Nagata in a sleeper, but Nagata counters with his Shiro May armbreaker, but Mox makes it to the ropes. Shots traded again. JR notes that Nagata was one of Antonio Inoki’s favorites. Enziguri by Nagata, Mox hits a sliding lariat for two. Bulldog choke by Mox, but Nagata gets free and shots traded once again. Quick knee strikes by Mox who hits a Paradigm Shift. 1-2-3.
WINNER and STILL IWGP United States Champion: Jon Moxley
Post-match, Nagata and Mox share some mad respect with one another.
Ortiz of Inner Circle says Max showed his true colors at Blood and Guts as he threw Jericho off the cage and then had Santana arrested for using a fork, Hager, Sammy and Ortiz want a rematch or else tonight’s coronation will turn into a funeral.