AEW Dark has another big night planned!
New names and new match-ups abound in this week’s episode! Will the Jurassic Express keep on rolling down the tracks towards Fyter Fest?
- Six Man Tag: Jurassic Express VS Capital Vices; win(s).
- SoCal Uncensored VS Brandon Cutler & Peter Avalon w/ Leva Bates; SCU wins.
- Big Swole VS Dani Jordyn; Swole wins.
- Lance Archer w/ Jake Roberts VS David Ali; Archer wins.
- Joey Janela & Sonny Kiss VS Musa & Sean Dean; Janela & Kiss win.
- Brandi Rhodes & Allie w/ The Natural Nightmares VS Red Velvet & Kenzie Paige; Brandi & Allie win.
- Shawn Spears w/ Tully Blanchard VS Lee Johnson; Spears wins.
- The Dark Order VS Brady Pierce & John Skyler; The Dark Order wins.
- Jimmy Havoc VS Griff Garrison; Havoc wins.
- Penelope Ford w/ Kip Sabian VS Skyler Moore; Ford wins.
- Scorpio Sky VS Robert Anthony; Scorpio wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Six Man Tag: Jurassic Express VS Jon Cruz & Capital Vices!
Jungle Boy, Luchasaurus and Marko Stunt have been able to stay afloat as a trio even to last week. Now they welcome the newest trio, as #LuchaStrong joins forces with Sin & Money! Will the boy, his dinosaur and #FunSize give into temptation and lose? Or will they stay strong and overcome?
The trios sort out and Sin fires up Money as he takes on Jungle Boy. Money and JB circle, tie up, and JB powers Money to a corner. Money turns things around to push JB against buckles, then throw a sucker punch! Money whips JB corner to corner but JB reverses, arm-drags and brings Money down to a ghost pin! TWO, but JB gets around Money for an O’Conner roll. Money resists but JB body scissors to clutch, TWO! JB kips up and Money scrambles away to his corner. Cruz tags in and JB tags in Stunt. Stunt fires up, runs, but Cruz dodges and runs, to run into the huricanrana! Cover, TWO! Cruz sunset flips, Stunt slips through and kicks but Cruz ducks and rolls him. Stunt sweeps the legs to mule kick and senton! Cover, ONE! Stunt dropkicks Cruz down and Cruz flounders to the corner. Tag to Money and Stunt eggs him on. Money runs into a tilt-o-whirl headscissors!
Tag to Luchasaurus, and JB joins in to bring Money up. They kick away, then combine for a wheelbarrow COMPLETE SHOT! Stunt does the same for a wheelbarrow senton! JB and Stunt both wheelbarrow lift Luchasaurus for a SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Money survives and Sin steps to Luchasuaurs! Luchasaurus blocks the punch to KNEE and ROUNDHOUSE! Luchasaurus ROCKS and throws hands on Money, then wrenches him to an atomic facebuster! Dead lift wheelbarrow suplex! Tag to JB, but Stunt climbs up Luchasaurus first. Stunt SPLASHES, then JB leap frog sentons! Cover, but Cruz breaks it! Cruz sees Luchasaurus coming and runs away. JB whips Money, Money sunset flips, but JB stays up! Cruz distracts the others and Sin comes in to catapult Money into JB’s berries! Sin brings JB up for a LEAPING COMPLETE SHOT! Money step sup and springboard leg drops! Sin covers, ONE!!
Sin keeps his focus but JB throws hands. Sin throws hands to put JB in the corner, then goes corner to corner, to run into an elbow! JB ROCKS Sin, ROCKS Money, enziguris Cruz then baits Sin into buckles. JB enziguris Money, shoulders into Sin, then slingshots up and over. Hot tags to Cruz and Stunt! Stunt runs at Sin, Sin rolls him to powerbomb position, but Stunt slips out to DDT! Money runs in but Stunt enziguris him away! Cruz is finally in, but gets BABY TAIL WHIP! Stunt brings Cruz up, but Sin ROCKS him before he can choke slam! Tag to Luchasaurus and he rallies with BOOTS! Down goes Money, and Luchasaurus LARIATS Cruz! Luchasaurus CHOPS Sin off his feet, then kicks away on Cruz, QUESTION MARK! Money runs into a flapjack toss and SPINNING BUZZSAW!
Cruz leaps off the top rope, into the choke grip, and choke SLAM! Standing moonsault, but Sin breaks the pin! Sin chops but Luchasaurus HEADBUTTS! JB tags in and wheelbarrows Cruz, TAIL WHIP to FACEBUSTER! JB dead lifts Cruz, double chicken wing, TIGER SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!! Cruz survives and Luchasaurus sees Money coming. Luchasaurus TOSSES Stunt at Money and he goes down! JB brings Cruz up, hands him to Luchasaurus and Luchasaurus scoops. Stunt DIVES to take out Money! JB and Luchasaurus combine, EXTINCTION LEVEL EVENT! Stunt DIVES to take out Sin! Cover, Jurassic Express wins!
Winners: Jurassic Express, by pinfall
Jungle Jack Perry and his friends are victorious over the Vices! Will they pick up speed towards gold as the Summer heats up?
SoCal Uncensored VS Brandon Cutler & Peter Avalon w/ Leva Bates!
Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian bring The Addiction back to see if they’ve still got it. But the Dungeon Master and the Librarian want to see if they can get it at all! Will Cutler and Avalon have a chance against a championship caliber combination?
The teams sort out and the Heavy Metal Rebel starts against Avalon. Avalon and Kaz circle, but Avalon pushes Daniels! The ref keeps Daniels back, but Kaz pushes Avalon down. Kaz eggs Avalon on and then arm-drags him around! Kaz cranks on an armlock but Avalon fights his way up. Kaz wrenches, whips but Avalon reverses to arm-drag back! Kaz arm-drags Avalon, then fakes out the arm-drag response to Oklahoma ROLL! TWO and Avalon swings wild. Kaz dodges and Daniels ROCKS Avalon! Avalon staggers into a JAB from Kaz, then a JAB from Daniels! Kaz arm-drags Avalon down and both Cutler and Leva can’t believe this. Kaz wrenches, tags in Daniels, but Avalon breaks free to tag to Cutler.
Cutler circles with the Fallen Angel and they tie up. Daniels headlocks, shifts to a wristlock, then wrenches Cutler. Cutler rolls, handsprings and wrenches back to get a wristlock. Daniels uses the ropes to flip and trip Cutler, then things speed up. Daniels rolls, ducks and waistlocks but Cutler bucks him off. Cutler springboards for a FLYING FOREARM! Cover, ONE! Cutler whips, Daniels reverses and calf kicks him down! Tag to Kaz, they double wrench and bring Cutler down for kick, clothesline and STOMPS! Avalon runs into an atomic drop, cravat knee smash and STO! Kaz gut wrench suplexes Cutler, covers, TWO! Cutler toughs it out but Kaz keeps on him. Tag to Daniels, Kaz whips Cutler to drop toehold, Daniels drops an elbow! Cover, TWO!
Daniels keeps his cool as he brings Cutler up for a back suplex. Culter escapes, shoves Daniels at Avalon, but Daniels sees the punch coming and punches Avalon first! Cutler runs in but Daniels BOOTS him! Avalon clotheslines Daniels behind everyone’s back! Cutler doesn’t like that but Avalon tags in to dropkick Daniels back down! Cover, TWO! Avalon rains down right hands, tag to Cutler, and Cutler brings Daniels up. Daniels fires off forearms and CHOPS! Daniels whips, Cutler reverses and kicks low! Daniels ducks the roundhouse but not the enziguri! Springboard elbow! Cover, TWO! Daniels gets out and Leva shares some book recommendations. Cutler says no cheating and Leva defends she’s not doing that. Avalon cheats by leaping over Cutler to clobber Daniels!
Avalon puts Daniels in for Cutler and Cutler covers, TWO! Cutler is still annoyed with Avalon’s habits but he tags Avalon in. They double suplex but then argue about when and how. Avalon and Cutler start shoving, but Daniels runs in! They double kick and double whip but Daniels reverses to send Cutler away. Avalon waistlocks but Daniels escapes, Cutler’s clothesline hits Avalon! Hot tag to Kaz! Kaz rallies on Avalon and Cutler with big hands! Kaz whips Cutler, Cutler reverses but Kaz hits flying forearms! Kaz mule kicks Avalon to then knee lift and LARIAT! Cutler is on the apron, he shoulders in but into the guillotine leg drop! Kaz grabs Avalon, scooping back suplex! Cover, TWO!! Avalon survives but Kaz brings him up.
Kaz underhooks but Avalon powers out. Cutler knocks Kaz back, Avalon hits the FLAPJACK! Cutler tags in, springboard FROGGY-BOW! Cover, TWO!! Kaz survives but Avalon tags back in. Kaz kicks Cutler, baits Avalon into another shot from Daniels, and Daniels tags in! Full nelson STOMP! Daniels clobbers Cutler then Kaz slingshots Avalon for the CUTTER! Cover, but Cutler breaks it just in time! Kaz hurries over to Cutler but Cutler throws hands on The Addiction! Cutler runs, into the double hip toss to POWERBOMB NECKBREAKER! But Avalon knocks them into each other and rolls Daniels, TWO!! Avalon CHOPS Daniels, whips, but Daniels reverses to feed Avalon Kaz’s BOOT! CELEBRITY REHAB!! Cover, SCU wins!!
Winners: SCU, by pinfall
The Addiction is still strong! But Avalon and Cutler are still itching for that first taste of victory. What will it take for them to finally get what they’re after?
Big Swole VS Dani Jordyn!
Aerial Monroe is slowly getting back on track, but she still has a ways to go before touching the AEW Women’s World Championship gold! Will the Real Mean Girl ruin all of that tonight?
Before the bell, Dani throws her Burn Book at Swole! The ref reprimands Dani but Swole picks the book up. Swole threatens to smack Dani with it and Dani goes to the ropes. The ref keeps the peace, Swole turns through the Burn Book, and finds a page about her in it! “Big Swole made out with a hot dog?!” Swole throws the book away, the bell rings, and Swole dodges Dani to speed things up. Swole hurdles, drops down and hurdles again. Dani pulls hair to get ahead of Swole, but runs into the calf kick! Swole stalks Dani but Dani kicks a leg out. Dani gets up and Polish hammers Swole down! Dani rains down rights but Swole pushes her away. Swole gets to a corner, Dani storms over and SLAPS Swole down! Snapmare and more ground ‘n’ pound!
The ref gets Dani to let off and she checks on Swole. Dani comes back as Swole sits up to club her down! Cover, ONE! The Gunn Club trolls Dani but Dani tells them to shut up. Dani wraps Swole up in a chinlock but the crowd rallies up for “Swole! Swole!” Swole fights up and fights free, to swing a kick! Dani ducks that, jumps the sweep, but can’t avoid the HEADBUTT! Swole runs in but Dani dodges. Swole goes up and out and ROCKS Dani! Step in CUTTER! Dani flounders up into Swole’s fireman’s carry, for the swinging knee smash! Swole brinsg Dani up, wristlock ripcord, DIRTY DANCING! Cover, Swole wins!
Winner: Big Swole, by pinfall
Swole hits Dirty Dancing and is having her victory dance. She calls out “Brittany” and her “bologna breath,” but The Role Model has said herself she’ll be back at All Out. Will Swole be there waiting to send her rolling?
Backstage interview with Leva Bates.
Another loss for Cutler and Avalon, what are her thoughts? Leva has a plan. If they follow it- Cutler interrupts, not wanting another one of their “plans”. Avalon says it would’ve worked out if Cutler went along with it! No, it’s called instant karma! This is what they get for cheating! Avalon says Cutler’s a loser, but Cutler says Avalon’s a loser. He’s the WORST! They’re never going to win as a tag team! They’re both done with each other, and Leva is left alone and beside herself.
Lance Archer w/ Jake Roberts VS David Ali!
The Murderhawk Monster does not care that he lost at Double or Nothing 2020, he still vows that #EverbodyDies! Will #YourWrestlingSavior even be able to save himself?
But as he makes his entrance, Archer drags out a rather rotund member of the production crew to the ring and just CLOBBERS him! The bell rings and Ali realizes what he’s in for against Archer. Archer talks trash to him but tells the jeering crowd to shut up. Archer dares Ali to hit him, and Ali does! Only for Archer to BOOT him down! Archer stomps a mudhole then drags Ali up to whip and SWAT down! Ali flounders to ropes but Archer drags him up into clobbering crossface forearms! Archer hammers away and The Snake loves what he sees! Archer finally lets up on Ali and says no one has a chance against him. Archer puts Ali in the corner and makes sure the cameras are looking as he CHOPS Ali down! Ali crawls but Archer is right after him.
Archer puts Ali in a corner, runs corner to corner, and back elbows! And then does it again! And again! Ali flops to the mat and Archer shakes his head. “When Billy (Gunn) gets in here, I’ll kick his ass, too.” Archer stands on Ali’s head then scares off the ref when he tries to pull him away. Ali flounders around but Archer brings him back up. Archer lifts Ali but Ali slips out of the choke slam to fire off strikes! Ali uppercuts, but runs into an URENAGE! Archer watches Ali flounder to the other corner, and Archer ROCKS him with a right hand. Archer KICKS Ali under the armpit, then again! The crowd rallies for Ali but Archer brings him up for an OVERHEAD CHOKE TOSS!! Archer puts Ali up top to CHOP, then inverted crucifix for… THE BLACK OUT BOMB!! Cover, Archer lets up!? He wants to make Ali suffer! Archer clamps on the CLAW! And dribbles Ali’s head! Cover, Archer wins!
Winner: Lance Archer, by pinfall
The EBD Claw continues to crush Ali and The Snake continues to love what his client is doing. But Archer isn’t done, he hauls Ali up for another CHOKE SLAM!! Will Archer rip his way through the rest of the roster before going after Cody Rhodes and the TNT Championship?
Joey Janela & Sonny Kiss VS Musa & Sean Dean!
The Bad Boy and the Concrete Rose have been on quite the roll down the road that is tag team wrestling. Will they keep going and pass up The Fearless and The Captain in the heat of the night?
The teams sort out and Kiss starts with Dean. They circle, tie up, and Kiss arm-drags and does the splits. Dean comes back but Kiss spins to ROCK him! Kiss handsprings for the Kiss Missile SLAP! Kiss goes Matrix to dodge Dean then kicks Dean down! Tag to Janela and Kiss whips Dean. Kiss brings Dean up, Janela comes in with a clothesline for a Hart Attack! Kiss turns Dean over for a Boston Crab, then changes to a Chancery, Janela adds a basement dropkick! Janela brings Dean up, wrenches and tags Kiss back in. They double whip Dean to the corner, Kiss runs and heel kicks! Janela climbs, Kiss goes up to join him, they DOUBLE MISSILE DROPKICK! The crowd is fired up as Kiss and Janela strike a pose. Musa tags and runs in but Janela throws Kiss’ kick at him!
Kiss brings Musa up but Musa knees low. Wait, Archer comes back out!? He wants to destroy more but The Snake begs he be merciful tonight. Musa knees Kiss low and brings him to the corner while Archer cools off. Dean tags in, he and Kiss double whip. Kiss kicks back then dodges Dean to tilt-o-whirl, into Dean’s BACK BREAKER! Dean feeds Kiss to Musa’s somersault shotgun dropkick! Cover, ONE! Dean keeps Kiss down but the crowd rallies up. Dean throws elbows and uppercut Kiss to the corner. Kiss hits Musa but Dean hits Kiss. Tag to Musa and they mug Kiss. Musa brings Kiss around, neckbreaker! Cover, ONE, but Musa keeps his cool. Musa drags Kiss away and fireman’s carries him. Kiss slips to a sunset flip, ONE! Kiss dodges Musa to tag Janela!
The Bad Boy rallies on Musa and Dean! The crowd fires up as Janela runs, Musa dodges but Dean takes the lariat! Janela snapmares Musa onto Dean, then sentons onto them both! The crowd fires up as Kiss tags in. Janela fires up and goes corner to corner to hit Musa with a splash! Janela sets Musa up for Kiss to handspring AX KICK! Janela DIVES to take out Dean! Kiss puts Musa up top, Janela returns, SUPER STEINER! Kiss climbs the other corner, for a SUPER SPLITS LEG DROP! Cover, Kiss & Janela win!!
Winners: Joey Janela & Sonny Kiss, by pinfall
New Jersey’s Finest are feeling fine as an undefeated tag team! Will they ride down this road all the way to the AEW World Tag Team Championships?
Brandi Rhodes & Allie w/ The Natural Nightmares VS Red Velvet & Kenzie Paige!
AEW flips the script on the drama going on between Brandi, Allie, Dustin Rhodes and QT Marshall. While the Natural and God’s Gift to Wrestling are on a hot streak, there is a disagreement as to why The Bunny is hanging around. Will Brandi get to the bottom of this by teaming up with Allie against two young and hungry newbies?
Brandi shakes hands with Velvet and #KPH but Allie DECKS Kenzie! Brandi takes as much offense as Velvet does but the bell rings and Allie KICKS Kenzie down! Allie bumps Kenzie off buckles then stomps a mudhole. The ref reprimands and Allie whines that she didn’t do anything. Allie stands Kenzie up to CHOP her back down! Allie brings Kenzie up and around to knee low and hard. “How did you like that?” Allie knees Kenzie again, then runs for a big knee lift! Allie takes a bow then blows a kiss to QT. Brandi tells Allie to focus, and then Kenzie forearms and CHOPS back! Kenzie backs Allie up to her corner and tags in Velvet. Velvet brings Allie up for big forearms and a whip. Allie reverses, reels Velvet into a facelock and swings for a neckbreaker! Cover, ONE! Allie is upset and she bumps Velvet off buckles.
Tag to Brandi and Brandi whips Allie out to bring her back around for a back elbow. Brandi adds her own, then snapmares and rolls to SUPERKICK Velvet down! Cover, ONE! Brandi brings Velvet up but Velvet throws forearms! Velvet whips, Brandi gets around to kick low and hit the Rhodes Uppercut! The crowd rallies for Brandi as she brings Velvet to a fireman’s carry. Allie whines for a tag and that distracts Brandi, and Velvet slips off the fireman’s carry to shove Brandi into Allie! No tag but Allie goes down to the ground, claiming she twisted her ankle. QT checks on Allie but Brandi turns around into a calf kick! Velvet covers, TWO! Velvet clubs Brandi then brings her over to tag in Kenzie. Kenzie and Velvet double whip and double elbow Brandi down! Cover, TWO!
Kenzie drags Brandi up, suplexes and covers, TWO! Kenzie drags Brandi into a chinlock while Allie whines about being hurt. She doesn’t sound that genuine, though. The crowd rallies for Brandi and she fights up to hit a jawbreaker! Kenzie flounders and tags in Velvet while Dustin says Allie needs to try and get up. Allie and QT defend Allie is hurt, so Brandi is alone as she rallies back on Kenzie and Velvet! Brandi whips, Kenzie reverses, but Brandi hits a SLINGBLADE! Velvet mule kicks Brandi, and Allie gets to the apron. Brandi runs., Allie tags in, Brandi BOOTS Velvet! Brandi SPEARS Kenzie but her cover doesn’t count! Allie swaggers in, stands on Kenzie for the cover, she and Brandi win!
Winners: Allie & Brandi Rhodes, by pinfall
Well, they’re no Natural Nightmares, but Allie is becoming quite the nightmare for Brandi. When Allie wants a high five, Brandi pushes her away! Is this just an issue of Allie being selfish and spoiled? Or is there still something more sinister behind that pretty face?
Shawn Spears w/ Tully Blanchard VS Lee Johnson!
The #SearchForSpears is over, but not because the perfect partner for the Chair Man was found. Instead, Tully gave Spears a black leather glove to add to his ring attire. Will going down a darker path be what Spears needs to reach #PERFECT10N?
The bell rings, Spears circles with Johnson, they feel out the grapple, then tie up. They go around, Johnson waistlocks but Spears pries free to wristlock. Johnson rolls, handsprings and spins through to wrench back. Spears snapmares and chinlocks but Johnson pops out the back to hammerlock. The crowd cheers Johnson but Spears powers up to back Johnson to a corner. The ref calls for the break, Johnson lets go, but Spears elbows hard! Spears CHOPS Johnson down, whips him corner to corner, but Johnson goes up and over. Spears blocks the arm-drag, waistlocks, but Johnson switches. Spears switches, Johnson elbows back, but Spears shoves him for a corner Shining Wizard! Spears brings Johnson out to throw him out to the floor!
Johnson slowly gets up but Spears is on him fast. Spears puts Johnson in, but Johnson comes back to dropkick him! Tully protests as Johnson builds speed, to DIVE, into a haymaker! Spears drags Johnson out, and suplexes him against the ropes, to sit up up for a BOOT! And then an apron back suplex! Johnson flops to the ground while Spears seethes and adjusts the glove. Spears puts Johnson in the ring and digs his hand into Johnson’s eyes! The ref counts and checks the glove, but it’s just a glove. Spears drags Johnson up into a back suplex but Johnson resists. Johnson elbows free but Spears forearms in the back. Spears lifts but Johnson holds on to make the suplex a crossbody! Spears staggers, Johnson bobs ‘n’ weaves to fire off strikes!
Johnson swings but Spears spins him, only for Johnson to dropkick the legs out! HOUSE CALL! Johnson kips up and runs at Spears corner to corner, and UPPERCUTS Spears! Johnson runs corner to corner again, but Spears puts him out to the apron. Johnson hits Spears first, slingshots, but into a fireman’s carry! But no C4, Spears sunset flips! Spears slips out, steps through and has the SHARPSHOOTER! Johnson taps, Spears wins!
Winner: Shawn Spears, by submission
But Spears won’t let go until HE is satisfied. Spears sends his message and is victorious again. Is what the glove represents becoming the motivation Spears needs? Will Spears become a contender thanks to this addition?
The Dark Order VS Brady Pierce & John Skyler!
Evil Uno & Stu Grayon are finally back and ready to prove they’re still worthy of their Exalted One! Will The Inspiration and the Southern Savior be persuaded to #JoinDarkOrder by force?
The teams sort out and Grayson runs over Skyler! And again! Grayson powers Skyler to the corner, Uno tags in, and the OG minions beat down Skyler! The ref backs them off but Uno throws Grayson into Skyler! Uno CHOPS Skyler off his feet then drags him up to throw to ropes. Uno runs Skyler over then KICKS him down! Uno unravels his wrist tape and throws it aside for the ref to take care of. Uno throws heavy hands but SKyler hits back! Skyler CHOPS but Uno CHOPS back! Skyler eggs Uno on and Uno undoes more wrist tape. Uno fires up, but pokes Skyler in the eyes. Uno bumps Skyler off Grayon’s boot then Grayson tags in. The Dark Order stomp away on Skyler but let up at the ref’s count. Numbers 3 & 4 (The Beaver Boys), 5 (Alan Angels) and 10 (Preston Vance) watch in cold silence as Grayson fires off on Skyler and scoops him for a slam! Grayson eggs Skyler on but brings him up to bump off Uno’s boot!
Tag and they bring Skyler up. Skyler fires off chops and forearms, but Uno kicks low. The Dark Order double whip Skyler to a corner, but Skyler avoids Grayson’s corner splash! Uno reels Skyler in. Skyler escapes the back suplex, hot tag to Pierce! Pierce hurdles Uno, sends Skyler in for an uppercut, then runs side to side to BOOT! The golden boots hit, and Skyler tags in. Skyler hops up to add a STOMP to Pierce’s neckbreaker! Cover, TWO! Uno checks his neck and his mask but Skyler wrenches. Uno pulls Skyler’s hair, whips him away, but Skyler reverses. Grayson tags in as Uno gets around Skyler. Uno back suplexes and puts him on Grayson’s shoulder. POWERSLAM and Uno goes up top, SWANTON BOMB! Cover, but Pierce breaks it! Grayson walks into PIerce’s haymaker, but comes back for more. BIG URENAGE! Tag to Uno and Uno brings SKyler up. Grayson climbs, Uno Gory Especials, Dark Order hits FATALITY!! Cover, The Dark Order wins!
Winners: The Dark Order, by pinfall
It doesn’t matter which numbers you draw, the Dark Order is taking over! Mr. Brodie Lee appears and applaud his generals. Will all of AEW fall under the shadow of the Dark Order?
Jimmy Havoc VS Griff Garrison!
The Superbad Squad’s heartless lover of hardcore “welcomes” the Ivy League MVP to AEW. Will Griff’s higher education pay off? Or is he about to learn something from the dean of death matches?
The bell rings and Griff circles with Havoc. They tie up, Griff powers Havoc back but Havoc rakes his eyes! Havoc pouts Griff on the ropes then stomps his foot! Havoc headlocks, Griff pries at the hold but Havoc wrenches tight. Havoc grabs the wrist to bring it down for a hammerlock, and STOMPS it! Havoc doesn’t let up, he wrenches the wrist and cranks it around to CLUB the shoulder. Havoc headlocks, Griff pops free to headlock back, but Havoc gets the arm again. Havoc wrenches Griff around, Griff rolls and spins through to wristlock back. Griff keeps havoc from ropes but havoc ROCKS him with that right! Havoc whips Griff but Griff reverses. Griff runs to the corner but into BOOT STOMPS! Griff flounders out of the ring but havoc jumps out to knock him down. Havoc brings Griff up and whips him into railing!
The ring count climbs but Havoc refreshes it. Havoc drags Griff up to pull at his face! Griff dodges the chop and Havoc hits a post! Griff fires off uppercuts, but Havoc hits low to whip him into more barriers! Havoc refreshes the count again and fetches Griff to bump him off railing. Havoc puts Griff in and fish hooks the mouth. The ref reprimands but Havoc is sneakier about the hooking. Havoc slams Griff down then brings him up. Griff ROCKS Havoc with right hand after right hand! Griff runs corner to corner, into an arm-drag into buckles! Havoc drags Griff up, and snap suplexes him into buckles! Griff is down in a heap but Havoc stands on his head! Havoc digs his boot in, then KICKS Griff in the back. Havoc hooks the eyes but the ref reprimands him.
Havoc uses Griff’s own hair to choke him! He bumps Griff off buckles and digs his hand into Griff’s throat! The ref counts, Havoc lets up, and he runs into Griff’s elbow! Griff hops up, Havoc SHORYUKENS! ROLLING DEATH VALLEY! Basement forearm! Havoc watches Griff rise, wristlocks and ripcords, but Griff avoids Acid Rain to put him in a corner! HUGE corner splash, then corner to corner whip, for another! ROLLING ELBOW! Cover, TWO!! Havoc survives and Griff can’t believe it. The crowd rallies up for Griff as he gets space. Havoc drags himself up the ropes and Griff runs in, to a BOOT! ACID RAIN MAKER! But Havoc isn’t done, he fisherman lifts for the SING TO SORROW DDT! Cover, Havoc wins!
Winner: Jimmy Havoc, by pinfall
Havoc gives Griff an F for that one. But will Havoc continue to roll on so that he and Kip Sabian can head for the AEW World Tag Team Championships?
Penelope Ford w/ Kip Sabian VS Skyler Moore!
It’s of note that the Superbad Girl has been another valuable part to the Superbad Squad’s success, and that includes her own singles career. Will she finally become a contender to the AEW Women’s World Championship? Or will she be left wanting Moore?
The bell rings and Ford circles with Moore while Kip shows off the Superbad Pup, Oscar, to the crowd. Ford and Moore tie up, are deadlocked, and break. Moore and Ford both smirk with confidence then tie up again. Ford pulls Moore’s hair to put her in the corner, but lets up at the ref’s count of 4. Moore dodges the sucker punch to arm-drag Ford away! Ford is upset already as she kicks. Moore catches it and wags her finger, but Ford gets a ropebreak. Ford calls for the break but Moore holds on. Ford kicks the leg out and throws Moore down by her hair! Ford stomps Moore then brings her up by her hair to bump her off buckles. Kip and Oscar watch closely as Ford bumps Moore off more buckles in the other corner. Ford clubs Moore down then circles her like a shark.
Ford drags Moore to the ropes and chokes her! She pets Oscar and kisses Kip before she lets up on Moore. Moore flounders to a corner but Ford brings her back for an inverted motorcycle HOTSHOT! Moore sputters and flounders but Ford puts her in a corner. Ford whips her out then back into the corner, then rams Moore with her shoulder. The ref counts, Ford rolls back and handsprings in, but Moore goes up and over to sunset flip! TWO, and Ford SLAPS Moore! Ford drags Moore out but Moore throws body shots. Moore spins out and ROCKS Ford with a forearm! Fore is upset now, but Moore dodges and fires off more forearms! Moore back kicks then fires up to gut wrench suplex! Cover, TWO! Ford will not be upset by an upstart, but Moore scoops her again. Ford slips out, shoves and dodges to handspring and CUTTER! Ford drags Moore up for the PERFECT PLEX! Cover, Ford wins!
Winner: Penelope Ford, by pinfall
The Superbad Squad celebrates in the ring together, and Kip tells AEW that he, Penelope and even little Oscar are worthy of the spotlight. Will they continue to rise up and take over AEW?
Scorpio Sky VS Robert Anthony!
SCU’s Closer wants his time to shine on his own two feet. But Egotistico Fantastico has given even AEW World Champion, Jon Moxley, more than he expected. Will Scorpio boost his own confidence on the way to a title? Or will he be upset by an upset?
The bell rings and Scorpio circles with Anthony. They tie up, Anthony waistlocks but Scorpio moves around to wrench out. Anthony wrenches back but Scorpio steps in to waistlock. Scorpio wants a full nelson but Anthony spins out, only for Scorpio to get around to a hammerlock. Anthony reaches back, pulls Scorpio into a waistlock and then slams him down! Anthony keeps on Scorpio with a chinlock but Scorpio slips out to get the arm. Anthony puts Scorpio in a corner but lets off at the ref’s count. Scorpio checks his elbow pads and has the crowd rallying for him. Scorpio and Anthony circle, but Anthony talks trash to the SCU fans. Anthony and Scorpio tie up again, Anthony gets the arm and wrenches to a wristlock then hammerlock.
Anthony wrangles Scorpio to the mat but Scorpio reaches back to get a headlock. Anthony bridges over and slips out to keep the hammerlock and he cranks on the arm. Scorpio sits up, rolls, handsprings and wrenches, only for Anthony to wrench back to a keylock. Scorpio uses the ropes to flip through and then rolls Anthony up, TWO! Anthony backs off as The Gunn Club fires up for Scorpio. Scorpio and Anthony reset and circle again. They tie up, Scorpio powers Anthony back then shifts to a waistlock. Anthony pries the hold, switches to headlock, but Scorpio switches to hammerlock. Anthony slips through but Scorpio just turns it back around. Scorpio cranks the arm, shifts to a headlock, Anthony powers out but Scorpio runs him over!
Scorpio looms over Anthony a moment before bringing him to a cover. TWO, but Scorpio keeps on Anthony with an armlock. Anthony endures and fights his way up to power Scorpio to a corner. The ref counts for the break but Anthony throws a cheap elbow! Anthony argues with the ref but he turns around into Scorpio’s LARIAT! Scorpio drags Anthony up to whip, and hits a leaping back elbow! Cover, ONE, but Scorpio keeps his cool. Scorpio drags Anthony up, snapmares and runs, but Anthony catches him for a tilt-o-whirl SLAM! Cover, TWO! Anthony keeps his cool as Scorpio gets to a corner. Anthony digs his boots in but lets up at the count of 4. Anthony brings Scorpio up, around, and elbows him back down. The crowd boos but Anthony adds more elbows.
Anthony drags Scorpio up but Scorpio fires off body shots. Scorpio runs but into Anthony’s elbow! Cover, TWO! Anthony keeps on Scorpio with a chinlock and leans on Scorpio. The crowd duels as Scorpio fights his way up. Scorpio puts Anthony in a corner, breaks clean, but Anthony turns things around to CHOP! Anthony throws forearms then snapmares Scorpio for a scrape of his sole! Anthony wants the crowd to say something now but they just jeer. Anthony wraps Scorpio up in a cobra clutch but Scorpio endures. Scorpio fights his way up but Anthony leans on him heavy. Scorpio throws body shots over and over until he spins free to ROCK Anthony! Scorpio runs and rallies with clotheslines! Scorpio brings Anthony up to whip, Anthony reverses, but Scorpio DUMDUM STOMPS him down!
Scorpio fires up, mule kicks but Anthony catches it! Anthony spins Scorpio and aims a big left hand, but Scorpio avoids it to dropkick Anthony down! Cover, TWO! Anthony survives and Scorpio grows a little frustrated. Scorpio focuses as the crowd rallies up. Anthony sits up, Scorpio fireman’s carries, but Anthony fights free to fireman’s carry back. Scorpio and Anthony switch, Scorpio elbows free, but runs into a DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Anthony can’t believe Scorpio survives! Anthony brings Scorpio up and suplexes, but Scorpio turns it to a cradle! TWO, and both men flounder up. Scorpio elbows Anthony away then kicks and CHOPS him. Scorpio whips, Anthony reverses and hits a big back elbow in the corner! Anthony keeps moving, but runs into a BOOT! Scorpio fireman’s carries, for the TKO!! Cover, Scorpio wins!
Winner: Scorpio Sky, by pinfall
Robert Anthony was impressive again, but impressive isn’t the same as victorious! Scorpio Sky gets himself a great singles win, will this lead him to a golden opportunity all his own?
Another big, long episode of Dark, but still with great stuff. I did not expect Jurassic Express to be the opener but they did great against Cruz and the Capital Vices. SCU winning was a bit of a given, but the story of Cutler and Avalon is going great. This Wednesday better give us the moment that brings about a Fyter Fest match to “officially crown” the WORST AEW Wrestler. Swole got a good win and a great little post match jab at Britt Baker. Archer obviously wins but I’m really intrigued by how he almost interfered in the tag match right after. Janela & Kiss are doing great as a team, but I wonder if Archer takes them both on just to prove how dangerous he is. And will Archer come back for the TNT Championship at All Out? I sure hope so.
Brandi & Allie technically made a good team, but Allie continuing to exaggerate things and be conniving, it really is hard to tell where her motivations lie. Still hoping she is going full deceiver and will ditch QT for The Butcher & The Blade right as Natural Nightmares is at the peak. I almost thought the new glove was going to cost Spears because he wasn’t used to it, but maybe that comes later. This is a good improvised alternative to how the #SearchForSpears had to be cancelled because of COVID, though. Good to see Uno and Grayson back, and of course they win. Superbad Squad sweeps between Havoc and Penelope both having good matches. Oscar’s definitely adorable, and for some reason I foresee Superbad Squad one day taking on the Nightmare Family of Brandi, Cody and Dustin on in a program. The irony might be that Oscar and Pharaoh become buddies as the goodest boys in AEW.
Scorpio and Anthony had a really good match, but Scorpio wins as what I hope is an opportunity to get back to that singles build we were getting before the pandemic. If Scorpio isn’t one of the wrestlers to answer Cody’s Open Challenge for the TNT Championship before Fyter Fest, I’ll be moderately disappointed. Scorpio and Cody can definitely have an incredible match for that title.
My Score: 8.1/10