AEW Dynamite Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from May 12

Jon Moxley entered Daily’s Place to “Wild Thing” by The Troggs for his defense of the IWGP United States Championship against Yuji Nagata.

After the match, Moxley showed Nagata great respect, bowing to him and raising his arm in tribute.

Incredibly physical, with hard-hitting strikes from all and a potentially broken nose for Moxley, it was everything you would expect.

At Double or Nothing, he will battle Ogogo, but not as The American Nightmare.

It was rambling, oftentimes lacked direction, but ended emphatically with the return of his late father’s nickname.

Matt and Nick Jackson found themselves on the defensive early but seized control of the match entering the commercial break.

They would have focused on the split, really milked the emotion of it because at its best, pro wrestling elicits emotion.

Daniels bleeding may not have been necessary but it definitely drummed up sympathy for him and his partner and, more importantly, made the Bucks that much more hateable.

Pac tossed Cassidy into the guardrails before rocking his opponent with a pair of missile dropkicks, but could only hold him down for two.

The Invisible Hand taunted The Bastard, allowing Kenny Omega to slide into the ring and blast Pac with the AEW title.

It is unfortunate, too, because Cassidy and Pac were setting up for a hell of a match before that spot and probably would have delivered one of the better Dynamite matches in some time.

The idea of a three-way at Double or Nothing is super appealing because it is a setting we have not seen the world title defended in often, if at all.

Ortiz, Jake Hager, and Sammy Guevara entered Daily’s Place in a modified four-wheeler, complete with a Little Bit of the Bubbly banner.

Chris Jericho, sporting an arm brace, emerged from the back and issued a challenge to MJF for one last battle.

Not only did that feel like a blatant ripoff, even as 90-percent of pro wrestling is a ripoff of successful angles, it felt cheaply done.

Stadium Stampede was a nice addition to last year’s Double or Nothing because it was a nice change of pace amid the uncertainty of the COVID pandemic.

Miro smelled blood as he entered the arena for his TNT Championship opportunity against Darby Allin and wasted no time punishing the titleholder before the bell.

A release German suplex by Miro on the floor helped him regain momentum ahead of the final break of the night.

During the commercial break, Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky attacked Sting, taking way Allin’s backup and leaving him to fend for himself.

Allin fought back and applied a sleeper but the right arm, damaged in last week’s fall down a flight of steps at the hands of Sky and Page, prevented him from consistently applying pressure.

Allin seized an opening and delivered consecutive stunners, then tried for the Coffin Drop.

As the show went off the air, Lance Archer entered the arena and stared Miro down.

If there was a time to take the title off Allin, this was it.

After a clunky start to his AEW career, he finally embraced the dominant badass persona most expected from him earlier and rode it all the way to the second-most coveted title in the company.

Considering Archer has been hanging around the title picture for awhile now, almost waiting for a heel to win it so he can swoop in and challenge for the gold, it feels right.

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