AEW Dynamite Highlights & Results May 3, 2023: The Elite Strikes Back, Saraya Returns, Trios Battle Royale and More

All Elite Wrestling (AEW) presented another action-packed episode of Dynamite on May 3, 2023, from the CFG Bank Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.

The show featured a Tres De Mayo Trios Battle Royale, Juice Robinson vs. Ricky Starks, The Elite appearing live, Saraya vs. Willow Nightingale and MJF and Sammy Guevara vs. Jungle Boy and Darby Allin to decide if the Double or Nothing main event will be a Fatal 4-Way.


Here are some of the highlights and results from AEW Dynamite May 3, 2023:

The show kicked off with an 8-Man Tag Team Match between Adam Cole, Roderick Strong, Bandido and International Champion Orange Cassidy vs. Jericho Appreciation Society (Jake Hager, Daniel Garcia, “Daddy Magic” Matt Menard and “Cool Hand” Angelo Parker).

The match was a fast-paced affair with both teams showing off their skills and chemistry. Cole pinned Garcia after hitting the Panama Sunrise for the win. After the match, Cole attacked Chris Jericho on the stage, who was wearing a controversial Britt Baker black eye t-shirt. Later on, Britt Baker assaulted Jericho backstage with a steel chair

Saraya made her return to the ring after a long absence due to injury. She faced Willow Nightingale, who has been impressing the fans with her performances. Saraya dominated most of the match with her vicious strikes and submissions.

She won the match with a move called the Good Night, which is a modified sleeper hold. After the match, AEW Women’s World Champion Hikaru Shida came out with a kendo stick and hugged Saraya and her friends Jamie Hayter and Rebel. However, it was a ruse as Shida sprayed spray paint in Saraya’s face while Baker and Hayter attacked her from behind.

 The Tres De Mayo Trios Battle Royale was a chaotic contest with several teams vying for a shot at the AEW Trios Championship at Double or Nothing. Some of the teams involved were The Dark Order, The Nightmare Family, The Best Friends, The Varsity Blonds, The Lucha Brothers and more.

The final three teams were The Acclaimed (Max Caster, Anthony Bowens and Daddy Ass), The Elite (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) and Blackpool Combat Club (PAC, Will Ospreay and Zack Sabre Jr.). The Acclaimed managed to eliminate both The Elite and Blackpool Combat Club after Caster hit Omega with his boombox and Daddy Ass threw Ospreay over the top rope.

The Acclaimed celebrated their victory and cut a rap promo on their opponents for Double or Nothing.

Ricky Starks faced Juice Robinson in a grudge match that stemmed from their confrontation at AEW Revolution. Starks was accompanied by his Team Taz stablemates Brian Cage, Powerhouse Hobbs and Hook. Robinson was on his own as his partner David Finlay was injured by Team Taz last week.

Starks and Robinson had a hard-hitting match with both men trading blows and near-falls. Robinson hit Starks with a Pulp Friction but Cage pulled him out of the ring before he could make the cover.

Hobbs then hit Robinson with a spinebuster on the floor while Hook distracted the referee. Starks took advantage of the situation and pinned Robinson after hitting him with a rolex.

The main event of the night was a “Four Pillars” Tag Team Match between Darby Allin and Jungle Boy vs. Sammy Guevara and MJF. The stipulation was that if Allin or Jungle Boy won, they would be added to the AEW World Championship match between Guevara and MJF at Double or Nothing, making it a Fatal 4-Way.

The match was an incredible showcase of the four young stars of AEW who have been dubbed as the “Four Pillars” by Tony Khan. All four men displayed their athleticism, charisma and heart in a thrilling encounter that had the fans on their feet.

Allin and Jungle Boy worked well together despite being rivals while Guevara and MJF had some tension due to their egoes. The match ended when Allin hit Guevara with a Coffin Drop while Jungle Boy made MJF tap out to the Snare Trap at the same time. As a result, both Allin and Jungle Boy earned their spots in the Double or Nothing main event.

AEW Dynamite May 3, 2023 was another exciting episode that built up the hype for Double or Nothing on May 28. The show featured some great matches, surprises and angles that kept the fans entertained throughout.

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