AEW Dynamite 5/5/2021
In the big main event, it’s the Blood and Guts match between The Inner Circle (Chris Jericho, Santana, Ortiz, Sammy Guevara, and Jake Hager) against The Pinnacle (MJF, Dax Harwood, Cash Wheeler, Shawn Spears, and Wardlow).
While this will be the first Blood and Guts match in AEW, a scheduled one between The Inner Circle and The Elite was cancelled last year due to COVID, the match isn’t new to wrestling fans as it’s better known as WAR GAMES.
Also tonight on AEW Dynamite:
- Cody Rhodes takes on QT Marshall
- Kenny Omega & Michael Nakazawa face Jon Moxley & Eddie Kingston
- Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D will be in action
- In 4-Way Tag Team Eliminator action it’s SCU vs. Varsity Blonds vs. Jurassic Express vs. The Acclaimed
Well that was certainly something.
Already seeing praise for the main event, but I didn't like it.
Not necessarily their fault, but for one the commercials did the match no favors.
Beyond that, all sorts of sloppiness and typical overbooked hardcore crap. It's laughable that five guys are in complete control and yet can't maintain it.
Jericho did a terrible job of letting everyone see him pull the blade out of his tape and hold it in his fingers for way too long before the opportunity came to use it.
The ending also laughably bad. They mentioned Jericho was going to be thrown to the concrete below, but it clearly wasn't concrete. Obvious mats/cardboard made to look like a steel ramp.
I don't have a problem with the safety aspect of that, but when it's so obvious that there was nothing impactful or dangerous about the spot, don't have the announcers sell it as if the person damn near died. It wasn't quite on the level of the explosive deathmatch nonsense, but just stop doing needless BS that looks terrible.
If I'm being overly harsh on it, well someone has to be. AEW shouldn't get passes for terribleness just because they aren't WWE.
Personally thought last night's episode was one of the better episodes of Dynamite. Liked everything about it