Dark is big and bold once again!
In the aftermath of Double or Nothing, Dark is going big again! Debuts and first-time-ever matches up and down the card, who comes out ahead?
- The Natural Nightmares VS The Beaver Boys; The Natural Nightmares win.
- Brandon Cutler VS Michael Nakazawa; Nakazawa wins.
- Jungle Boy w/ Jurassic Express VS Peter Avalon w/ Leva Bates; Jungle Boy wins.
- Christopher Daniels VS Serpentico; Daniels wins.
- Sonny Kiss & Joey Janela VS John Skyler & Brady Pierce; Kiss & Janela win.
- The Superbad Squad VS Tony Donati & Faboo Andre; The Superbad Squad wins.
- Wardlow w/ MJF VS Mr. Grim; Wardlow wins.
- Colt Cabana VS Lee Johnson; Cabana wins.
- Penelope Ford w/ Kip Sabian VS KiLynn King; Ford wins.
- Best Friends VS Alan Angels & Shawn Dean; Best Friends win.
PLAY BY PLAY
The Natural Nightmares VS The Beaver Boys!
Dustin Rhodes had a successful return to the ring at Double or Nothing, and now he and QT Marshall work to get back on track together! Will they take care of John Silver and Alex Reynolds to add onto the Dark Order’s woes?
The teams sort out and QT starts with Reynolds. They circle and tie up, and Reynolds wrenches to a wristlock. QT rolls, handsprings and wrenches back to then tag in Dustin. The Nightmares body shot and double Russian leg sweep! Dustin drags Reynolds up but Reynolds knees low. Reynolds runs but into an arm-drag! Dustin brings Reynolds up to hammerlock and ram him into buckles! Dustin uppercuts Reynolds and brings him to the corner. Tag to QT, Dustin whips and QT hits a body shot. Dustin adds a knee lift, and QT tops it off with a corkscrew senton! But wait, who is that in the crowd? Allie has returned, and she’s biting a green apple. QT shakes that off to rally on Reynolds but Reynolds throws him out. QT climbs up and hits an ax handle on Reynolds! In fact, Allie with an apple might be motivating QT here. QT hops out of the ring to look at Allie, now she’s being a distraction.
Brandi wants QT to get back in this, and Silver tags in. Silver leaps from the apron to clobber QT! Dustin comes over but the ref keeps him back. Silver puts QT in the ring, cover, ONE! Silver drags QT up but QT uppercuts! QT whips, Silver dodges and runs to BLAST QT with an uppercut! Cover, ONE, but Silver tags Reynolds. The Beaver Boys mug QT and stomp away. The ref counts, Reynolds grinds his forearms in but stops at 4. QT hits back but Reynolds snapmares and clubs QT on the back. QT forearms but Reynolds holds onto an arm. Reynolds hammerlocks and lariats! Cover, TWO! Reynolds drags QT up to bump him off buckles. Tag to Silver but QT fights them both off! Reynolds whips and pops QT up for Silver to DECK him! Cover, TWO!! Silver grows frustrated but Allie seems intrigued.
Silver gives QT stiff kicks to the chest, but QT pushes him back. Silver kicks more but QT eggs him on! QT catches the kick for an EXPLODER! Reynolds tags in and grabs QT before he can get to Dustin! But QT ducks the clothesline to tag in Dustin! Dustin rallies on Reynolds, whips but Reynolds revers. “Not today!” Rhodes uppercut! Dustin DECKS Silver then atomic drops Reynolds. BULLDOG! Silver rushes in but into the spinning powerslam! Dustin tells Silver to get out and then goes after Reynolds. Reynolds knees low and throws forearms. QT tags in as Reynolds whips Dustin. Dustin hits a DESTROYER! QT CUTTER! Cover, the Natural Nightmares win!
Winners: The Natural Nightmares, by pinfall
Allie blows a kiss to QT, and QT seems hypnotized. Will the Natural Nightmares be able to focus with a femme fatale hanging around?
Brandon Cutler VS Michael Nakazawa!
The Dungeon Master returns to the ring! Can he finally get the critical hit he’s been after? Or will he roll right into another pitfall?
The bell rings and the two circle. Nakazawa and Cutler tie up, and Cutler headlocks. Cutler shifts to a waistlock but Nakazawa says no no. He wants his oil but the ref takes it away! No oil for Nakazawa! But Nakazawa has a spare! Cutler makes sure to get rid of that, too, but then Nakazawa rolls Cutler! TWO, but Nakazawa goes to backslide. TWO but barely! The two stand up, Nakazawa cradles, TWO! Cutler swings but Nakazawa dodges and gets around to waistlock. Cutler bucks Nakazawa off and jumps out to springboard back in! Cutler hits Nakazawa with a flying forearm! Cover, TWO! Cutler stomps Nakazawa to the ropes then brings him up. Cutler wrenches and Russian leg sweeps! He runs and springboards to elbow drop! Cover, TWO!
Cutler drags Nakazawa up for forearms but Nakazawa gives them back. Cutler haymakers but Nakazawa fires off forearms. Nakazawa runs, ducks and SPEARS! Cutler and Nakazawa go to opposite ends and Nakazawa runs in. Cutler slips out and roundhouses back! Then slingshots to enziguri! Cover, TWO! Cutler grows frustrated as he brings Nakazawa up again. Nakazawa blocks the suplex, clubs away then goes for bottles of oil. But he has none! Cutler rushes in but Nakazawa kicks first. Cutler suplexes Nakazawa first! Cover, TWO! Cutler stalks Nakazawa to the corner and throws haymakers! Nakazawa turns things around to CHOP away! Cutler turns things back to CHOP in return! Cutler clobbers with a haymaker but Nakazawa rams his shoulder in. Nakazawa wrenches and whips Cutler corner to corner. Nakazawa back elbows and whips back the other way. Cutler boots back then throws kicks!
Cutler kicks low and has Nakazawa down. He hops up and leaps, SWANTON! Cover, TWO!! Cutler can’t believe it, and now he’s furious. Cutler drags Nakazawa up to a torture rack and carries Nakazawa around. He DUMPS Nakazawa to the ramp! Cutler scoops and slams Nakazawa on the ramp, then goes back to the ring with a grin. The ring count starts, but Cutler springboard ELBOWS on Nakazawa’s back! Nakazawa flounders off the ramp and to the floor but Cutler stalks behind him. Cutler scoops and slams Nakazawa on the floor! Cutler’s frustration is becoming a vicious edge as he scoops again. Nakazawa slips out and RAMS Cutler into the barriers! Nakazawa gets in the ring as the count is at 9! Cutler hurries back but the count hits 10!! Cutler’s been counted out!
Winner: Michael Nakazawa, by count out
Nakazawa not only denies Cutler his first victory in AEW, Cutler is the first person to lose by count out in AEW! This is not the historic distinction anyone wants, but what is Cutler to do about this? “Shh…!” The Librarians are here! And Peter Avalon laughs at Cutler! “Wow! Again!” Cutler sucks! That’s 0-13 or something, right? Cutler is the worst wrestler in AEW. Cutler snatches the mic from Avalon and says that he can read Avalon like a book. Avalon is afraid Cutler will get a win before him. Avalon is afraid Cutler will leave Avalon behind as THE worst wrestler in AEW. Oh is that so? Well then, Avalon will take his match right now. Watch him get his first W! Will the Librarian have to eat his words? Cutler joins commentary just so he can see this for himself.
Taz lets Cutler know that he feels there was controversy. Cutler was half in but the ref was the one who made the decision. Excalibur says Cutler could’ve been a bit better about finishing Nakazawa sooner, but he wasted quite a bit of time. Cutler shrugs all that off and says the only way he can get a win is in his next match. For now, on to Avalon’s put up or shut up match!
Jungle Boy w/ Jurassic Express VS Peter Avalon w/ Leva Bates!
Jungle Jack Perry gave Maxwell Jacob Friedman everything he had in his arsenal, but it just wasn’t enough. Will JB be able to redeem himself and silence the winless Librarian?
The bell rings and Avalon circles with JB. They tie up and Avalon wrenches to a wristlock. Avalon yanks on the arm but JB handsprings through to reverse. Avalon also handsprings and shifts to a hammerlock. JB rolls, handsprings and kips up to CHOP! JB wrenches to a wristlock but Avalon spins through to ROCK JB with a right! Avalon headlocks, JB powers out but Avalon rolls over. JB handsprings to headlock takeover, but Avalon headscissors. JB hops up and around to handspring free and slides under to waistlock and slam! Things speed up again, JB huricanranas Avalon! JB wristlocks and CHOPS Avalon, then goes to the ropes to acrobatically triangle arm-drag Avalon away, to then dropkick him down! Avalon bails out while JB high-fives Luchasaurus and Marko Stunt.
JB builds speed but Avalon gets clear of the dive. Avalon laughs and hushes the cameras, but JB cuts him off at the pass. Avalon goes the other way, but runs into Luchasaurus! Luchasaurus doesn’t even budge from that. Stunt comes around to floss on ’em, and that just annoys Avalon. Avalon shoves Stunt so JB shoves Avalon! The shoving continues but Leva steps in to stop it. Things calm down, until Avalon POSTS JB! Leva is just as upset with Avalon about that but Avalon puts JB in the ring. Cover, ONE! Avalon drops knees on JB over and over then drags him up. Avalon suplexes JB high and hard then covers, TWO! Avalon grits his teeth but JB hits back. Avalon clubs JB down and bumps him off buckles. Avalon throws body shots but the ref backs him off. Avalon runs back in but JB dodges and rolls him up! TWO, but JB tries another, TWO! JB runs into Avalon’s leg lariat! Cover, TWO!
Avalon grows frustrated and drags JB into a headscissor squeeze. Stunt rallies for JB and JB gets the ropebreak with his legs. Avalon hammers away on JB before letting go at 4. Avalon stomps JB to a corner and stomps him more. The ref counts but Avalon grinds his boots in. Avalon stops at 4 and talks trash to Luchasaurus, but JB kicks back! JB CHOPS and forearms but Avalon scoops and slams! Avalon climbs up to MOONSAULT but he FLOPS! Leva is disappointed as Avalon runs into an elbow! JB ROCKS Avalon, then uppercuts and whips. Avalon reverses but JB LARIATS! Stunt fires up with JB as he drags Avalon up. JB fireman’s carries but Avalon slips off to BOOT! Avalon reels JB in to suplex but JB gets to the apron. JB shoulders in then slingshots up and around to DDT! Cover, TWO!! Avalon toughs it out because he really wants this first win.
JB drags Avalon by his legs but Avalon grabs hair for a cradle counter! TWO and Avalon fireman’s carries for a flapjack! Running sliding COMPLETE SHOT! Avalon runs and MARTI-KNEES! Cover, TWO!?! Avalon can’t believe it but Leva coaches him up. Avalon calls Leva up and she has a book. JB grabs Avalon, Avalon switches to an O’Conner, TWO and Avalon almost collides with Leva! But as Leva falls back, Luchasaurus is there to catch her on his shoulders! Stunt is on the apron to give Leva a big ol’ kiss! Avalon swipes at Stunt, JB swipes at Avalon. Avalon whips, JB reverses but Avalon sunset flips! But JB slips through and figure fours the legs! JB rolls Avalon over, this isn’t an STF but an SGS! Avalon taps, JB wins!
Winner: Jungle Boy, by submission
Leva is speechless and Avalon is still winless! Has JB’s arsenal grown even stronger with that new leg lock? And who between Cutler and Avalon will be first to get their first win in AEW?
Christopher Daniels VS Serpentico!
The Fallen Angel fell to The Exalted One but there’s always the next match. Will Daniels get back on track against the #SNAKEMAN?
The bell rings and Daniels ties up with Serpentico. Serpentico wrenches and wristlocks but Daniels drops down to drop toehold. Daniels gets a headlock and shifts around to a wristlock and wrench. Serpentico gets up, reaches for ropes but Daniels keeps him away. Serpentico rolls, kips up and wrenches back. Serpentico hammerlocks but Daniels headlocks to a takeover. Serpentico headscissors but Daniels pops out. Serpentico headlocks and grinds Daniels down but Daniels powers out. Serpentico runs Daniels over and things speed up. Daniels arm-drags and has Serpentico down in an armlock. Daniels leans on the arm but Serpentico gets up and whips back. Daniels slides under and arm-drags Serpentico again! Serpentico again works his way up and throws forearms to get free.
Serpentico knees Daniels to a corner then throws body shots. He whips but Daniels reverses. Serpentico goes up and over but runs into a dropkick! Daniels throws forearms and whips Serpentico to back drop him high and hard! Serpentico crawls but Daniels brings him up for an EXPLODER! Daniels drags Serpentico up and underhooks, but Serpentico powers Daniels into a corner! Serpentico rams his shoulders in then CHOPS! He whips Daniels out then back in, then just throws Daniels down! Serpentico goes to the apron to slingshot and STOMP! Cover, TWO! Daniels gets to ropes but Serpentico throws hands. Serpentico CHOPS Daniels against ropes then whips. Daniels kicks back then hits an STO! Daniels throws jabs and whips Serpentico again, for a tilt-o-whirl backbreaker! Daniels says it’s time to finish this, URENAGE and to the corner… BEST MOONSAULT EVER! Cover, Daniels wins!
Winner: Christopher Daniels, by pinfall
Daniels is back up and is ready to prove he’s as good as ever! Will he and the rest of SCU move up the rankings together?
Sonny Kiss & Joey Janela VS John Skyler & Brady Pierce!
The Concrete Rose and the Bad Boy team up again, but will The Southern Savior and The Inspiration ruin the reunion?
The teams sort out and we start with Pierce and Kiss. Pierce towers over Kiss as they tie up and Pierce powers Kiss back to the corner. Pierce backs off and Kiss ROCKS him with a right! Kiss whips but Pierce goes up and over! Kiss comes back to spin and mule kick, then boot to the splits! Pierce staggers and Kiss wrenches an arm. Janela tags in and hops up to drop ax handles on an arm. Janela wrenches Pierce but Pierce knees low. Pierce whips Janela but Janela runs him over with an elbow! Janela runs to drop an elbow and he fires up! Janela throws haymakers on Pierce then runs, but into a cheap shot from Skyler! Janela clobbers him for that then dodges Pierce. Janela runs corner to corner for a big corner clothesline! And then goes corner to corner again for Kiss to tag in.
Janela returns to Pierce and blocks his shiny, shiny boots to ROCK him! Janela turns Pierce sideways for Kiss to handspring ax kick! Cover, ONE! Kiss keeps on Pierce with a whip but PIerce reverses. Kiss kicks him away then tags Janela back in. Janela waistlocks but Pierce tags Skyler in before the O’Conner roll. Skyler slingshots in to SPEAR Janela down! Skyler rains down angry rights and fires up. Skyler drags Janela up and tags Pierce. They double whip Janela to the corner, then Pierce whips Skyler in to back elbow! Pierce goes side to side to BOOT Janela in the corner! Janela flops down and Pierce goes up, MOONSAULT but it FLOPS! Skyler panics and reaches out but Janela heads for his corner. Hot tags to Kiss and Skyler! Kiss slides under and dropkicks Skyler down! He adds a back elbow and a whip but Skyler reverses. Kiss boots Skyler then hops up to leap, flying huricanrana!
Skyler flounders into the step-up LEG DROP! Cover but Pierce breaks it up! Pierce whips but Kiss grabs ropes. Kiss dumps Pierce out and tags in Janela! Kiss tumbles out to fake Pierce out, but then flips in to dropkick back! Kiss holds the ropes open for Janela to DIVE through! Direct hit on Pierce, but Skyler grabs Kiss! Kiss gives Skyler the sassy twerk attack! Janela ROCKS Skyler off the ropes then climbs up. Kiss PESCADOS Pierce, Janela MACHO ELBOWS Skyler! Cover, Janela and Kiss win!
Winners: Sonny Kiss & Joey Janela, by pinfall
This duo is 2-0 and it’ll only get better from here! Will there be a spot for the Concrete Rose and the Bad Boy in the AEW World Tag title scene?
The Superbad Squad VS Tony Donati & Faboo Andre!
Jimmy Havoc wasn’t able to help Kip Sabian take the #1 contender’s chip down in that Casino Ladder match, but perhaps they’ll have better luck together in tag team action! Will things be Superbad for the jazzy Donati and the Monarch of Manliness?
The teams don’t have time to sort out before Havoc just attacks Faboo and Donati! Donati goes down so Faboo takes more of the beating, and Kip can’t believe Havoc is doing this two weeks in a row. Havoc drags Faboo up to bump him off buckles and CHOPS! Then he BITES Faboo and ROCKS him with a right! Havoc drags Faboo over to tag in Kip and Kip gets Havoc to calm down. But Kip turns around into a dropkick! Havoc tags back in to bull rush Faboo! Havoc wraps Faboo’s hair on the ropes then CHOPS him down! The ref reprimands but Havoc wrenches and whips Faboo. Faboo dodges and ducks to huricanrana! Faboo runs into the corner but Havoc puts him up. Faboo headstands and springboards to crossbody! Faboo runs back in but misses, and Havoc ROCKS him with another right.
Havoc whips corner to corner and runs in, but Faboo dodges! But Kip clobbers him! Havoc drags Faboo up and tags in Kip. The squad have Faboo in the corner for stomps but the ref counts. Kip lets up at 4 and taunts Donati. This distracts the ref so Havoc can choke Faboo! Havoc tags in and drags Faboo up by his hair. Havoc BITES Faboo again! And then throws him out just because. Havoc and the ref argue, and Penelope Ford gets her cheap shots in! The Superbad Girl counts this as a warm-up for her match later tonight and Havoc puts Faboo in. Havoc tags Kip in and they double whip Faboo. Pop-up to the atomic drop, and then Havoc BOOTS Faboo down! Kip has a cocky cover, TWO! Kip shrugs and ROCKS Faboo again.
Tag to Havoc, Kip snapmares and Havoc holds Faboo in place. PENALTY KICK! It’s wide right this week! Havoc runs in but gives Faboo deuces. And Kip mule kicks Faboo into the fingers! The ref reprimands but it wasn’t really illegal. Havoc covers, TWO! Havoc drags Faboo up and chokes him with his own hair! The ref counts and Havoc puts Faboo down. Faboo gets up and throws hands, but Havoc ROCKS him yet again! Ripcord but no acid rain! Kip tags in but Faboo dodges and leaps to tag in Donati! Donati finally rallies, but right into a kick. But Donati counter punches Kip and whips him to a corner. Kip reverses and runs in, but into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, ONE as Donati couldn’t hold on.
Havoc rushes over but Donati sends Havoc out hard. Donati hammerlocks and headlocks Kip, for a BRAIN BUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Kip survives Donati’s driver but Donati brings Kip over to the corner. Havoc yanks Faboo off the apron to deny the tag! Kip suplexes Donati onto the ropes for DEATHLY HOLLOWS! Tag to Havoc and Havoc runs in, but into an elbow! Donati goes up but Havoc SHORYUKENS! RUNNING DEATH VALLEY! Tag to Kip, for a DOUBLE STOMP! Tag back to Havoc and Kip shotgun dropkicks Faboo away. Havoc scoops, SHOTGUN DROPKICK MICHINOKU! Cover, Superbad Squad wins!
Winners: Superbad Squad, by pinfall
The devious duo has moved up to 2-1, but Penelope still has her match. Will the treacherous trio stay on pace together as the weeks go by?
Wardlow w/ MJF VS Mr. Grim!
MJF’s muscle has been mauling opponents one after another, but he now welcomes AEW’s newest recruit. Will this be grim for Mr. Grim? Or does he have his own combination of size and strength that not even Wardlow can overpower?
The bell rings and Wardlow ties up with Grim. Wardlow scoops and slams Grim like nothing! MJF is on his phone while Wardlock kicks Grim around. Grim hits back but Wardlow RAMS Grim into buckles! And ROCKS him with that European Uppercut! Wardlow stomps away on Grim and grinds his boot in. The ref counts and Wardlow lets off to glare at the ref. Wardlow paces as Grim slowly stands. Wardlow pushes Grim around but Grim hits back. Only for Wardlow to CLOBBER him! Wardlow rams into Grim again and again then throws another EuroUpper! Grim staggers but Wardlow puts him back in a corner. Wardlow runs in but Grim move sand Wardlow POSTS himself! Grim corner splashes, then back elbows! Grim goes to whip but Wardlow refuses to be whipped on pure anger!
Wardlow whips but Grim springboards, only to be caught! Wardlow GERMAN SUPLEXES Grim down! MJF says they should wrap this up and Wardlow brings down the straps. Wardlow drags Grim up and fireman’s carries, for the F- NO! Grim powers out and runs in, but only gets buckles! Wardlow RAMS into Grim again! Wardlow hoists Grim up top and choke grips. MJF gives thumbs down, and so does Wardlow! FALLING KNEE! Grim is out, Wardlow wins!
Winner: Wardlow, by knockout
The referee spares Grim from Wardlow’s wrath, and we have the first KO win in AEW. But Wardlow and MJF aren’t satisfied with this. Wardlow fireman’s carries Grim for the F10!! Will Wardlow continue on this warpath all the way to a title?
Colt Cabana VS Lee Johnson!
BOOM BOOM, Colt Cabana was another not so lucky Casino Ladder Match entrant, but you wouldn’t know it from the smile on his face. Will Cabana still be smiling? Or will #BigShotty finally get on the board?
The bell rings and Cabana shakes hands with Johnson. They circle and tie up, and Cabana clamps right onto the wrist. Cabana wrenches, wrenches and wrangles Johnson down. Johnson kips up so Cabana wrenches and snapmares. Johnson kips up again, Cabana wrangles him back down, but Johnson rolls. Cabana wrings Johnson out and Johnson gets to a corner. The ref keeps Cabana back and Johnson gets up. They circle again and tie up. Johnson waistlocks, Cabana smirks and uses a leg to trip Johnson up. Cabana goes to a corner, goes up and around, then whips Johnson to a corner. Johnson goes up and over and rolls, but falls for Cabana’s leg offer. Cabana uses that to bring Johnson down and roll him back into a body scissor clutch! TWO, and Johnson gets to the ropes. Cabana waits for Johnson and the two go again.
Johnson and Cabana tie up with knuckle locks, but Cabana brings a hand down to stand on it. Cabana pulls on the other arm but Johnson endures. Cabana shifts to a double arm stretch, Johnson slips through but Cabana spins him back to a ghost pin! TWO and Cabana body scissors again, TWO! Johnson again falls for the leg offer, cradle capture! TWO, and Johnson CHOPS! Cabana frowns but Johnson shrugs. Johnson didn’t mean anything by it. Cabana runs but into another CHOP! Johnson puts Cabana in a corner but Cabana turns it around to CHOP! Johnson falls off his feet but Cabana brings him up. Cabana whips, Johnson slides around to go up and over and dropkick! Cabana seems shocked by this. He dodges the elbow to hit the FLYING APPLE! Elbow, jabs, flip, flop ‘n’ fly for a Bionic Elbow! Then the BILLY GOAT’S CURSE! Johnson taps, Cabana wins!
Winner: Colt Cabana, by submission
BOOM BOOM, Cabana does it again! Cabana is getting back on the winning track, but will he find his way to a title?
Penelope Ford w/ Kip Sabian VS KiLynn King!
The Superbad Girl lost to the Galaxy’s Greatest Alien but she had a hand to play in her squad’s win earlier tonight. Will Ford be able to get herself going again against AEW’s newest recruit?
The bell rings and Ford circles with King. Ford takes off her engagement ring before tying up with King. King wrenches Ford’s arm and uses her height advantage to hammerlock and headlock. King wrenches back to a wristlock but Ford reverses that to one of her own. King reverses back and waistlocks, but Ford drops down to hook a leg. Ford standing switches but King switches back. Ford elbows then runs but King follows to run Ford over! King brings Ford around and wants us to count along. She suplexes Ford up and King counts to 5 before slamming Ford down! Cover, TWO! King is already frustrated but she runs, only for Kip to swipe at her! Ford clobbers King from behind! Ford gets in King’s face before she hotshots her into the ropes! King sputters but Ford clubs her down.
Ford can’t believe this is her opponent, and she stomps away in the corner! The ref reprimands and Ford lets up. Ford dedicates this rope choke to Kip, and Kip gives her a kiss. The ref counts and Ford lets up at 4 to bring King around. Ford snap suplexes then covers, TWO! Ford is frustrated and she argues with the ref while choking King! Kip says the ref needs to sort this out while Ford clubs King and kicks her to the corner. Ford bumps King off buckles then digs her boot in! The ref counts, Ford lets up and then runs, but into a body shot! Ford clubs King down for that, then stomps her on the chest! King sputters again but Ford puts her in a corner. Ford chokes King more but lets up at 4. Ford puts King in another corner to choke her more! The ref pulls Ford away and Ford “apologizes.”
Ford runs in but into King’s elbow! King boots Ford then hops up to leap and missile dropkick! King runs corner to corner but Ford dodges! Ford runs back in, handsprings and back elbows! Ford runs again, handsprings again, CUTTER! Cover, Ford wins!
Winner: Penelope Ford, by pinfall
Down goes the Queen of Crazy, and the Superbad Squad sweeps the night! Kip liked it so he put a ring on it. But will Ford be able to put a title belt on her waist in the near future?
Best Friends VS Alan Angels & Shawn Dean!
Chuck Taylor and Trent may be #1 Contenders to the AEW World Tag Team Championships, but they will need to keep proving it! Will they be able to keep the hot streak up against #YaBoi The Southpaw Assassin and The Captain?
The teams sort out and Chuckie T starts with Dean. They tie up, Chuckie hammerlocks and headlocks to then hammerlock again. Dean elbows free and headlocks back but Chuckie powers out. Dean runs Chuckie over then runs. Chuckie gets up, hurdles and arm-drags Dean down to then dropkick him! The Kentucky Gentleman barks at Dean then tags in Trent. Best Friends whip and double elbow Dean down for double elbow drops. Dean hurries and tags Angels in. Angels and Trent circle and tie up. Trent gets the waistlock and slam, then floats over to slap Angels around. Angels gets up in a huff and SLAPS Trent! Trent swings but Angels dodges to kick and kick! Mule kick but the roundhouses misses! Trent SLAPS Angels back! Trent runs but into an enziguri! Angels handsprings up and runs, but into a RIGHT!
Trent stomps about and drags Angels up. Trent puts Angels on the ropes for the Northern Lights! Cover, TWO! Trent keeps his cool, as does Orange Cassidy on the outside. Dean distracts Trent and Angels steps in to BOOT Trent down! Angels puts Trent in the corner and Dean tags in. Dean clubs Trent and throws hands. Trent CHOPS back and throws forearms! Dean knees low, throws uppercuts and runs corner to corner for a shining wizard! Dean adds an enziguri then tags in Angels. Trent is down and Angels gets a boost from Dean, overhead suplex senton! Cover, TWO! Angels drags Trent up and tags in Dean to mug Trent. Dean stomps Trent as Cassidy slowly rallies. Dean stomps Trent then runs in, but Trent dodges to hit the tornado DDT!
Angels tags in and climbs up to leap, into a SAIDO SUPLEX! Trent tags in Chuckie and Chuckie clotheslines Dean out! Chuckie runs at Angels but Angels dodges, only to run into a scooping powerslam! Chuckie runs in but gets buckles. Angels comes in but gets the Sexy Chuckie Knee! Chuckie PESCADOS onto Dean! Chuckie brings Dean around for Trent’s SPEAR! Chuckie goes back to Angels but gets a boot! Angels hops up, ripcords but his huricanrana is caught for a BOMB! Tag to Trent and Best Friends go corner to corner, to HUG! Trent drags Angels up, Chuckie goes up, STRONG ZERO!! Cover, Best Friends win!
Winners: Best Friends, by pinfall
Cassidy already heads to the back but the ref tells him to come back. Cassidy celebrates with Best Friends but he wants to keep raising the ref’s hand. Well, either way, celebrations are in order as Dark closes out. Will Best Friends be able to take those titles from Kenny Omega and Hangman Page for something to really celebrate?
Another big episode but all about the same as last week’s. All established AEW stars won their matches, so naturally they all stay strong in their respective stories and divisions. The one really fun part of tonight is the building story of Brandon Cutler and Peter Avalon both being without a win in AEW. No wins in tag team matches and no wins in singles matches, something’s gotta give. Cutler had a really good match with Nakazawa and Avalon did pretty well against Jungle Boy, so it’s not like they’re awful. This story should move to Dynamite so that the match of Cutler VS Avalon can happen on the Fyter Fest card, and we establish who is truly AEW’s biggest loser. It can even be made into a gag belt for the winner to give to the loser as a way of rubbing it in, and then we go from there.
My Score: 8.1/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (8/16/22)
Powerhouse gets Dark!
It’s a baker’s dozen for Universal Studios!
AEW Dark continues in Universal Studios, and “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs looks to send a message to Ricky Starks through his opponent tonight!
- Ari Daivari VS Fuego Del Sol; Daivari wins.
- Willow Nightingale VS Robyn Renegade w/ Charlette Renegade; Willow wins.
- Serpentico w/ Luther VS Brock Anderson w/ Arn Anderson; Brock wins.
- Abadon VS Mafiosa; Abadon wins.
- Angelico VS Baliyan Akki; Angelico wins.
- Emi Sakura VS Renee Michelle; Sakura wins.
- Josh Woods VS Cobra; Cobra wins.
- Skye Blue VS Charlette Renegade w/ Robyn Renegade; Skye wins.
- Bear Country VS Axel Rico & Victor Iniestra; Bear Country wins.
- Kayla Rossi w/ Diamond Sheik VS Avery Breaux; Rossi wins.
- Cezar Bononi w/ The Wingmen VS Marcus Kross; Bononi wins.
- Rohit Raju VS Invictus Khash; Raju wins.
- “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs VS Blake Christian; Hobbs wins.
Great to see Abadon back in action, though I’m pretty sure she’s gotten even scarier since she’s been away… A lot of singles match-ups, a lot of easily called match-ups, but that’s par for the course on Dark. A bit surprised they didn’t just team up the Renegade Sisters against Willow & Skye, but maybe those matches are still connected. And while All Heart will lose to Powerhouse, you can beat Blake Christian will get to shine against the bigger Will Hobbs.
Mitchell’s AEW Dark: Elevation Results & Report! (8/15/22)
Minneapolis gets Elevated!
It’s a Superbad return!
Penelope Ford returns to action in AEW as Dark: Elevation serves the leftovers from Dynamite’s Quake by the Lake!
- Tony Nese & Josh Woods w/ Mark Sterling VS Travis Titan & Arik Cannon; Nese & Woods win.
- 8 Man Tag: The Dark Order VS T.U.G Cooper, Drew System, Rylie Jackson & Adam Grace; The Dark Order wins.
- Serena Deeb VS Sierra; Deeb wins.
- Konosuke Takeshita VS Cezar Bononi; Konosuke wins.
- Julia Hart VS Free-Range Kara; Julia wins.
- Private Party VS JAH-C & JDX; Private Party wins.
- Penelope Ford VS Heather Reckless; Ford wins.
- The Acclaimed VS Justin Fowler & JT Energy; The Acclaimed win.
- Six Woman Tag: Hikaru Shida & ThunderStorm VS Emi Sakura, Marina Shafir & Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero; Shida & ThunderStorm win.
Great to see Penelope Ford is back in action. I wonder if Kip Sabian will make his in-ring return soon. Unless he wants to keep stalking Pac a little longer as the box man… Private Party is going to get a win as the warm-up for their AEW World Tag Team Championship match this Wednesday, and pretty much the entirety of The Dark Order is in action in that 8 Man Tag. Konosuke VS Bononi is going to be really good. Bononi is certainly the biggest opponent physically speaking for Konosuke to take on, so we’ll get to see how Konosuke handles that situation.
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