Serena Deeb (c) vs Riho – NWA Women’s Championship
May 30, 2021
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In the Buy-In before the official PPV went on air, Serena Deeb
defended her NWA Women’s title against former AEW Women’s
titleholder Riho. Deeb retained her title belt after locking in her
Serenity Lock submission finisher. A good start to the show for the
Hangman Page vs Brian Cage
Hangman Page starts the match with his highflying, but it is not
enough for the power of the machine Brian Cage who treats Page like
a ragdoll. Page gains some breathing room when he hits a Clothesline
to take Cage out and delivers a giant Moonsault to have the
advantage. Fans erupt when Page reverses a Powerbomb into a
Hurricanrana. Cage is back in control when he tosses Page into the
ropes to set up a giant Superplex into the entrance. It seems like
it is over when the Machine hits a super F5 from the top rope, and
Cage gets cocky and teases a Buckshot lariat of his own. Page gets
the upper hand again when he hits Cage’s F5 on him. The rest of Team
Taz interferes, and Cage wants nothing to do with cheating, and
Hangman hits the Buckshot lariat to get the win. Great way to set
the pace for Double or Nothing.
Descension is further teased within Team Taz as ‘The Machine’ barges
and walks past his fellow stablemates.
The Young Bucks (c) vs Eddie Kingston & Jon Moxley – AEW World
Tag Team Championship
Kingston and Mox enter to the sound of ‘Wild Thing’ is what is his
first true cheers, considering his work thus far has been within the
pandemic. The Young Bucks are heavily booed.
Kingston’s leg is worked on by the Jackson’s who try to prevent a
tag to Moxley. The commentary team make a point about the more
experienced Bucks compared to the more recent brotherhood bond of
the new duo. The former world champ is soon tagged in, defiantly
fighting the tag titleholders.
This match is Attitude Era-like carnage with The Bucks using their
spray cans for a close 2 count. This is followed by a Meltzer Driver
on the floor. Nothing can keep him down, with Moxley kicking out of
everything at 2. There are many edge-of-your-seat near falls for
both teams and huge power moves are countered and hit. A final BTE
Trigger secures a win for The Bucks, but nobody looks weak in this
incredibly investing match.
Casino Battle Royal – #1 Contender for the AEW World Title
Next up is the Casino Battle Royal to determine a number 1 contender
to Omega’s title belt. Amongst the entries, Christian is a favorite
due to his name value and previous interaction with Kenny. Dark
horse options include Jungle Blu and Matt Hardy, but whose the
The first pack see Matt Sydal leave early as we’ll as talents like
Powerhouse Hobbs, Dustin Rhodes, Christian and Max Caster. The next,
diamond packs sees Matt Hardy, 10 and Nick Comorato amongst others.
This repeats continuously with Pillman and Jungle Boy arguably
getting some of the biggest ovations from the live crowd.
The joker is revealed last. Not Samoa Joe, Paul Wight or an
Impact/NJPW star but Lio Rush. The talented MLW star gets a good
reception too but lasts only a short time before eliminated. Hardy
is then out, leaving Jungle Boy and Christian. The 2 faces fight
precariously but Jack Perry gets the somewhat surprising win, much
to the delight of the crowd.
Anthony Ogogo vs Cody Rhodes
In a battle between the US and UK, Rhodes takes on British boxing
Ogogo arrives to boos, with the match starting out as a wrestling
match. Anthony gets in a punch which Rhodes really puts over. Cody
soon goes to work targeting a laceration above Ogogo’s right eye
(the uninjured one). Ogogo delivers a frog splash following a huge
punch to Cody’s face. Cody gets the win in the end in this wrestling
match, winning with a Vertebreaker.
This result does not worry any fears of Cody being overpushed, being
an unwanted result for many, as just another ‘America Tay’ cheap pop
victory rather than cementing a star.
Miro (c) vs Lance Archer – AEW TNT Championship
Lance Archer is not here to play when he attacks the Champion Miro
right away. Archer hits an impressive Old School into a Moonsault.
As they fight outside the ring and right away, Miro goes through the
bell keepers table. Each opponent gives them some of the hardest
hits with suplexes and kicks all around. With the look on Archer’s
face, fans could see that this will become his moment since he’s
been trying to win this championship since day one. Out of nowhere,
Jake “The Snake ” Roberts comes out with a white bag, but Miro
attacks Roberts and throws the sack across the stage. Fans gasp in
horror since they all know Damian is in that bag. Archer almost gets
the win with a huge Chokeslam, but Miro does not quit. Miro attempts
to lock in his Camel Clutch. Miro attacks the surgical repair back
more as the lock is in, and he puts away Archer to retain his
Hikaru Shida (c) vs Britt Baker- AEW Women’s Championship
Britt arrives to a big pop despite her heel status, perhaps showing
the writing is on the wall for Shida’s year-long reign. It would
really be a missed opportunity to not put the belt on her now in her
era – a time of such a great heel character
Eagle-eyed fans noticed Peyton Royce in the crowd watching on.
This match was booked really weird. Shida was shown to be quite
heelish, cheating a little. Britt was kicking out however and
valiantly fighting off the Japanese champion. Yet Britt still used a
belt so stayed a heel, eventually winning with the Lockjaw to pick
up the belt she earned and fought so hard for.
Sting & Darby Allin vs Scorpio Sky & Ethan Page
Darby is coming out in his version of Sting’s facepaint, knowing
this will be a fight. Allin right away hits a dive making the crowd
go crazy. Sky suplexes Sting on the entrance ramp makes it seem like
Sting is out of the match, but not at all. Sting no-sells the
suplex, takes off his shirt, and dives into both Page and Sky. Just
a few minutes into the match, Sting is looking great, and if there
is ring rust, the 62-year-old is hiding it well. Allin is working
most of the time to lead to Sting’s hot tag but not the case right
away when the ref did not see the tag take place, keeping Sting out
of the match for much longer. Page picks up Allin for a Gorilla
Press and ends up tossing him into the crowd and Allin’s family
members. The look in the face of Page will be a GIF seen around
social media after this night. Allin hits a Stunner that finally
opens Sting for his vintage punches and Stinger Splashes. And just
when fans thought Sting put on his greatest hits, he busts out a
Code Red the world has never seen before. Sting locks in the
Scorpion Deathlock on Page, and Sky locks in his Heel Hook, and both
sets of teams are in the middle ring, trying not to tap. Sky
attempts to hit a cutter, and Sting reverses it, and he hits the
Death Drop and gets the win. Great to see Sting deliver a great
wrestling match and possibly end his career in his terms.
Kenny Omega w/ Don Callis (c) vs Orange Cassidy vs Pac – AEW World
Of course, this match begins with Orange Cassidy chilling on the
side as the two with history, Pac and Kenny Omega, start the match.
Cassidy comes back from the outside and tries to take advantage of
his opponents with relaxed pinfalls. Once those sunglasses come off,
Cassidy is ready to win a world title as he hangs in with his
serious opponents. Every time Cassidy is out of the match, he comes
back and becomes a real threat to Omega. Omega takes advantage of
both Pac and Cassidy feeling really confident in this match. Cassidy
and Omega exchange pinfalls, and Pac, out of nowhere, hits a 450
Splash, and for the first time in the match, Pac has the
control. These three men go back and forth, hitting their best
shots, and every one of them is playing their roles perfectly—Omega
overconfident and makes it seem like this match is too easy. Pac the
dangerous one who sneaks in to break up any momentum in the match.
And Cassidy, the underdog with comedic styling, makes fans believe
he could be the next AEW champion. Fans truly thought they were
getting a new champion when Cassidy attempted to steal a pinfall
after Pac hit Omega with avalanche Falcon Arrow. Some of the closest
calls occur when Pac gets a two and a half count to almost winning
the match. Omega fears his championship is gone since he can’t take
out his opponents. He instead takes out the referee. A sea of boos
and vulgarities begins to fill the arena as fans know it is the
beginning of the end. Omega hits Pac with every title he has, and
Cassidy pulls his final Orange Punch and pins Omega but reverses
into a Crucifix to retain his AEW Championship.
Unrelated to but after this, we find out Mark Henry will work with
AEW as an analyst for upcoming show Rampage.
Inner Circle vs The Pinnacle
Decked out in denim, the Inner Circle members come down in cables
from the stadium. This feud is significantly more personal than last
year’s feud so perhaps the stipulation will be less comedic.
MJF runs away, sprinting as fast as he can before the brawl starts.
MJF throws coffee at ‘The Demo God’ before thwacking him with a
telephone. Naturally, Jericho responds with a cookie tray and wet
floor sign. They continue to brawl with various objects. ‘Le
Champion’ throws MJF from a chair through a table.
We are then shown others fighting as Wardlow fights Jake Hager near
some freezers where we see a horribly, freshly mutilated pig. It
further descends into madness with a nightclub, Tony Khan’s dad, a
golf cart, staples and Konan – what is even going on now? Absolute
mayhem and carnage, carried comedically by MJF’s comedy chops.
After all this absolute absurdity, we return to Daily’s Place for a
live section. Guevara runs down Shawn Spears. In the ring, Guevara
hits the 630 and gets the win for his team.
A fun enough match, it is a feel good babyface win and makes the
fans go home happy – ending on an Inner Circle win in fans first
Buy In: Serena Deeb defeated Rhio by submission to retain the NWA
Women’s World Title
– Hangman Page defeated Brian Cage by pinfall
-The Young Bucks retained the AEW World Tag Team Titles over Jon
Moxley and Eddie Kingston
– Jungle Boy won the Casino Battle Royale to earn a future AEW World
Championship Title Opportunity.
– Cody Rhodes defeated Anthony Ogogo by pinfall
– Miro retained the AEW TNT Championship over Lance Archer by
– Britt Baker defeated Hikaura Shida by submission to become the new
AEW Women’s Champion.
– Sting and Darby Allin defeated Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky by
– Kenny Omega retained the AEW World Championship over Orange
Cassidy and PAC by pinning Orange Cassidy
– Inner Circle wins the Stadium Stampede Match over The Pinnacle
after Sammy Guevara pins Shawn Spears. The Inner Circle stays