MJF-Chris Jericho Ending Sequence, Darby Allin’s Fall and More – Best Moments from AEW Blood and Guts

Published 05/06/2021, 7:00 AM CDT


Last night was the first-ever Blood and Guts special in AEW history. There were a few matches apart from the eponymous match and some memorable moments.

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Here, we will look at the top 5 moments from the special night –

#1 The Pinnacle defeats The Inner Circle

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The main hype about the episode was about the main event where MJF and his Pinnacle faced off against Chris Jericho and Inner Circle. The match had plenty of blood and intense physicality as Jericho and MJF were both busted open.

The Inner Circle ultimately surrendered in the match as MJF threatened to throw Jericho off the roof of a steel cage. Unfortunately, MJF threw his former ‘best friend’ off the roof, anyway.

But fans criticized AEW for a botch when Jericho landed on a fake ramp made of cardboard.

#2 Darby Allin takes a flight down the stairs

AEW TNT Champion Darby Allin is never afraid of risks and he proved it tonight as well. Allin attacked Scorpio Sky and Ethan Page during a promo.

Page and Sky quickly overpowered Allin and threw him down a long flight of concrete stairs. Medical professionals soon attended Allin to check if he is okay.

As announced earlier, Miro will take on Allin next week on Dynamite. Many predict that it will be the end of Allin’s reign as the champion.

#3. Does Kenny Omega start a new rivalry with Orange Cassidy?

Despite their predictions, AEW World Champion Kenny Omega and MT Nakazawa lost to Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston. Later in the night, Omega and Nakazawa reappeared and announced a contender match for the next week.

Pac and Orange Cassidy will fight each other, and whoever wins gets the chance to face Omega at Double or Nothing. While Omega put PAC over, he was less “generous” about Orange Cassidy.

When Cassidy came out to talk, “The Cleaner” insulted him. The latter took off Cassidy’s glasses and gave them to Nakazawa as he showed off Omega’s AAA Mega Championship and Impact World title.

After the altercations, it is highly likely that fans will see Cassidy vs Omega at Double or Nothing. Their polarizing characters will add a new dimension to their new rivalry.

#4 Britt Baker, DMD dominated her opponent

Each week, Baker is proving herself to be a force to reckon with. Often considered the ‘most improved’ in the women’s division, Baker (with Rebel) took on newbie Julia Hart.

A few moments before the match, Baker learned she will face Hikaru Shida for the Women’s championship for Double or Nothing. She dominated Julia Hart throughout the match and got the early victory as she made Hart submit with a lockjaw.

The match was great to build Baker up ahead of her first major title match in AEW. Baker looked dominant and Jim Ross even teased a title change as he said Baker has the “Control, power, dominance… and the ambition to be the next AEW Women’s Champion.”

#5 Huge Tag Team Match for the title shot

As announced earlier, The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens and Max Caster), Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus), Varsity Blondes (Brian Pillman Jr. and Griff Garrison), and SCU (Frankie Kazarian and Christopher Daniels) battled in a Four-Way Tag Team Eliminator match for a shot at The Young Bucks next week.

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The match was fairly quick and saw all the participants hit their signature moves fast. Frankie Kazarian almost lost to Brian Pillman junior but recovered soon. His teammate Daniels delivered a stunning moonsault on Pillman, and Kazarian got the pin to win.

Let us know your favorite moments from the match in the comments below.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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