It’s a Sweet Sixteen to start Dark’s second year!
Jungle Boy, Colt Cabana Rey Fenix, Penta El Zero M and Wardlow are all preparing for the AEW World Championship Contender ELIMINATOR Tournament on Dynamite by being in action on Dark! Who will have some powerful momentum going into the bracket?
- Christopher Daniels VS Shawn Spears w/ Tully Blanchard; Spears wins.
- Brandi Rhodes w/ Dustin Rhodes VS KiLynn King; Brandi wins.
- Ricky Starks VS David Ali; Starks wins.
- Scorpio Sky VS Fuego del Sol; Scorpio wins.
- Luchasaurus VS Aaron Solow; Luchasaurus wins.
- The Butcher & The Blade VS Griff Garrison & Brian Pillman Jr; The Butcher & The Blade win.
- Penta El Zero M VS QT Marshall w/ Dustin Rhodes; Penta wins.
- Jungle Boy w/ Luchasaurus VS KTB; Jungle Boy wins.
- Ivelisse & Diamante VS Kenzie Paige & Skylar Moore; Ivelisse & Diamante win.
- Colt Cabana VS BSHP King; Cabana wins.
- “Number 5” Alan Angels w/ The Dark Order VS Adam Priest; Angels wins.
- Frankie Kazarian VS Jack Evans w/ Angelico; Kazarian wins.
- The Dark Order VS D3, Louie Valle & Baron Black; The Dark Order wins.
- Wardlow VS Vinny Pacifico; Wardlow wins.
- Matt Sydal VS Shawn Dean; Sydal wins.
- Rey Fenix VS Sonny Kiss w/ Joey Janela; Fenix wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Christopher Daniels VS Shawn Spears w/ Tully Blanchard!
SoCal Uncensored didn’t appreciate The Chair Man “stalking” Scorpio Sky and dared him to step up. Spears did step up, but to the Fallen Angel! Will Daniels leave anything left for Scorpio to go after?
The bell rings and Spears circles with Daniels. Daniels swipes at Tully to keep him back. Daniels and Spears tie up, Spears wrenches to a wristlock but Daniels drops to trip Spears up. Daniels headlocks, Spears spins out to get a headlock but Daniels powers out. Spears stops himself, cartwheels, and shows 10 before bailing out. Spears and Tully high five and then Spears “springboards” in. Spears grins as fans cheer and Daniels even applauds. Daniels and Spears tie up, Spears headlocks but Daniels powers out. Spears runs Daniels over, things speed up and Daniels hurdles. Daniels fakes Spears out to run him over! Daniels struts and gives a 10 back. Spears runs into Daniels’ EXPLODER! Spears flounders, Daniels kicks and forearms. Daniels whips, Spears bails out but Daniels PLANCHAS!
Daniels stares Tully down before he brings Spears up. Daniels bumps Spears off the apron then CHOPS him! Daniels throws Spears into barriers then CHOPS him again! Daniels refreshes the ring count to whip but Spears reverses to send Daniel into the barriers! Spears refreshes the count before he drags Daniels up for a neckbreaker! The ref keeps counting, Spears refreshes the count again and fetches Daniels into the ring. Spears drops ax handles on Daniels’ back then turns him over. Spears STOMPS Daniels’ head into the mat! Fans rally for Daniels but Spears brings a knee pad down. Spears drags Daniels around and jumps, but Daniels avoids the knee drop! Daniels gets up to throw jabs and CHOPS and then whip. Spears reverses to send Daniels into buckles hard!
Daniels clutches his neck, Spears hits a basement DDT! Spears puts his knee pad back up and says he’ll finish this! Fans boo as Spears watches Daniels rise. Spears fireman’s carries but Daniels slips off to get a COMPLETE SHOT! Fans rally up for Daniels as Spears staggers about. Daniels dodges Spears’ corner splash to rally with forearms and kicks, to an STO! Fans fire up with Daniels as he drags Spears up and whips. Spears reverses to a fireman’s carry but Daniels sunset flips out! TWO, so Daniels clotheslines Spears out! Fans rally as Daniels is on the apron, but Spears trips him up! Daniels counter punches, bumps Spears off the apron and follows him around the way. Daniels puts Spears back in, hotshots him away then climbs up top, BIG crossbody! Cover, TWO!
Daniels keeps his focus and calls for the end! Daniels kicks lows, underhooks but spears pushes out and fireman’s carries. Daniels fights out, underhooks but Spears powers up to back drop. Daniels sunset flips again, TWO!! Spears escapes but Daniels CHOPS and forearms! Daniels whips corner to corner, Spears puts Daniels on the apron but Daniels shoulders in. Daniels slingshots, into the C4!! Spears wins!
Winner: Shawn Spears, by pinfall
#PERFECT10N snatches victory from the jaws of defeat, but he won’t stop until he’s made Daniels pay! ANOTHER C4!! The Fallen Angel has fallen, but Spears still isn’t done! Tully slips him the slug, but here comes Scorpio Sky! He stands in Spears’ way of the ring and Tully has Spears stand down. Spears is so furious, he uses the slug to CLOBBER a crew member! Tully says that’ll be Scorpio soon enough. But will Spears regret trying to #ReachfortheSky?
Brandi Rhodes w/ Dustin Rhodes VS KiLynn King!
The Queen of the Nightmare Family is still waiting on a rematch with the Queenslayer, Anna Jay. For now, Brandi can she keep herself sharp against the Queen of Crazy?
The bell rings and the two circle and tie up. King gets the arm, wrenches to a hammerlock but Brandi reaches back to wrench back. King rolls, spins and drop toeholds to get a hammerlock. Brandi rolls, headscissors but King pops out. King headlocks for the takeover but Brandi gets the headscissors again. King pops out but Brandi headlock takeovers back. Brandi hooks the arm, rolls, ghost pin, TWO and King has the cover, TWO! King goes to trip Brandi up but she stays standing, only for King to shift and get both legs in the takedown. King shifts around to a cover, TWO! Brandi sweeps the legs, covers, ONE! Fans cheer as the two stand off! Brandi and King shake hands to show there is good smortsmanship here, and they tie up again.
Brandi arm-drags King one way then the other but King drags Brandi down to an armlock. They stand, King wrenches and whips then follows to run Brandi over! King soaks up the cheers but things speed up. Brandi turns the hip toss into a springboard arm-drag! King ends up in a corner, Brandi runs in for a big elbow! Brandi snapmares and rolls to SUPERKICK! Cover, TWO! Wait a minute, John Silver comes out with a sign that reads “Johnny Hungiee” and #ShotofBrandi. A shout out to Brandi’s YouTube show? Is John Silver interested in being a special guest? Brandi is distracted and perhaps weirdly flattered, but King spins her around! Brandi dodges the punch to run and SLING BLADE! Cover, TWO!
Alex Reynolds comes out to get Silver to come back to the back. Brandi and King throw forearms as they fight up to their feet. Brandi fires off and kicks low, but King body shots out of the facelock to mule kick! King fires up and runs, but Brandi follows and comes back with a SHOT OF BRANDI! Cover off the boot, Brandi wins!
Winner: Brandi Rhodes, by pinfall
Johnny may be hungie, but Brandi is eating up the competition. Brandi shows King respect and encourages her to keep fighting. Will Brandi keep fighting her way towards payback on Anna Jay?
Ricky Starks VS David Ali!
Absolute keeps racking up wins in hopes of climbing the ranks and heading for gold! Will he knockout the Street Fighter with a Roshambeaux?
The bell rings and Starks doesn’t seem to take Ali seriously. Ali shoves him so Starks SLAPS him! Starks strikes a pose but Ali fires off on him! Ali whips, Starks reverses but Ali comes back, into a BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Starks stomps away on Ali with fury, and rains down rights! Starks drags Ali up to CHOP him back down! Starks kicks Ali to ropes then digs his knee into Ali’s head! The ref reprimands, Starks lets up and smiles to the camera. Starks brings Ali up to ROCK him, then bump him off buckles! Starks says it’s Stark Season! Starks CHOPS Ali, throws forearms into his back, then brings him around. Ali fights back but Starks knees and CLUBS him down. Fans cheer the aggression as Starks stalks Ali to ropes.
Fans rally up, Ali throws body shots but Starks whips Ali. Ali ends up on the apron and he ROCKS Starks back! Ali goes up top and leaps to missile dropkick! And kip up! Fans fire up with Ali as he runs in, BIG uppercut! Starks flounders, Ali tires to figure out what to do next. Ali goes up top, but Starks trips him up! Ali tumbles down, Starks runs and BOOT WASHES! “Who loves you, baby?!” Starks drags Ali in, strikes a pose before the underhooks, to the Canadian rack and ROSHAMBEAUX! Cover, Starks wins!
Winner: Ricky Starks, by pinfall
Absolute aggression! Starks makes sure Ali and all others understand what he’s bringing to the table! Speaking of, Starks says hey to the commentary table before heading out. Will Starks find a way to add more gold to Team Taz?
Scorpio Sky VS Fuego del Sol!
The Closer wants after Spears but has to bide his time for now. Will he stay hot against the Fire of the Sun?
The bell rings and Scorpio circles with Fuego. They tie up, Scorpio puts Fuego in a corner then wrenches and rams shoulders. Fuego rolls, kips up and flips to then spin and wrench to a wristlock! Scorpio gets up, steps through to wristlock then headlock. Fuego powers out, Scorpio runs him over, and things speed up. Fuego kips up, Scorpio runs past to then trip Fuego up and get a facelock. Fuego endures and fans rally up. Scorpio wrenches, whips but Fuego reverses to go up and around to throw Scorpio! Scorpio comes back to whip but Fuego stands on the ropes! Scorpio heads that way but Fuego jumps and dropkicks Scorpio down! Cover, TWO! Scorpio gets to a corner, Fuego goes corner to corner for a big forearm!
Fuego whips Scorpio again but Scorpio reverses to body shot and hook, Russian Leg Sweep! Cover, TWO! Fuego is still in this but Scorpio drags Fuego up. Fuego throws body shots, Scorpio scoops him for a BACKBREAKER! And a backbreaker rack! Fuego endures, Scorpio shoves him down to a cover, TWO! Scorpio keeps his cool as he stalks Fuego to a corner. Fans rally up and Fuego fights back! Scorpio ROCKS Fuego with an uppercut, then another! Scorpio brings Fuego out, shoves and wraps him up in a cobra twist! Fuego endures the stretch as Scorpio gets a leg! Fans rally as Fuego continues to endure, and Fuego pops out, only for Scorpio to block the hip toss. Fuego blocks a hip toss, goes up to arm-drag, then dodges to flapjack dropkick! Scorpio bails out, fans continue to rally as Fuego builds speed, and Fuego FLIES with a Fosbury Flop!
Fuego fires up and he puts Scorpio back in. Fuego aims from a corner, springboards and spins for a crossbody! Cover, TWO! Fuego brings Scorpio up, whips, but Scorpio reverses. Fuego tumbles around to a sunset flip, TWO! Scorpio back suplexes, Fuego lands on his feet and jumping neckbreakers! Cover, TWO! Fuego has the fans rallying behind him as he has Scorpio on his heels. Fuego fires off forearms, runs, dodges and ducks, but Scorpio KNEES him back! Scorpio scoops, Fuego slips out and kicks but Scorpio flips him! Fuego lands on his feet to enziguri! Scorpio wobbles, Fuego goes up top, but his dropkick is caught to a SCORPION DEATHLOCK! Scorpio sits DEEP, Fuego taps out, Scorpio wins!
Winner: Scorpio Sky, by submission
But here comes Spears! Scorpio got in his way earlier, Spear clearly wants payback! But where is he? His music played so where’s Spears? Scorpio keeps looking for him but apparently it was just to mess with him. Will Spears get serious and actually step to Scorpio for a fight?
Luchasaurus VS Aaron Solow!
Jurassic Express has been on a roll, and while Jungle Boy is preparing for the contender’s tournament, the wrestling dinosaur wants to keep himself going. Will Luchasaurus stay on track as AEW heads for Full Gear?
The bell rings and Solow is wary of Luchasaurus. They tie up, Luchasaurus shoves Solow to the corner then dares him to come back. Solow gets around Luchasaurus, they trade kicks but it’s Luchasaurus’ boot that sends Solow tumbling back! Solow gets up, lets his hair down to get serious, then runs at Luchasaurus! The clothesline does nothing, so Solow SLAPS Luchasaurus! Luchasaurus CHOPS Solow down! Luchasaurus drags Solow up and fires off heavy hands in the corner! Luchasaurus brings Solow around, suplexes and SLAMS Solow down! Solow staggers, Luchasaurus runs but into a back elbow. Solow runs, ducks and dodges and huricanranas! Luchasaurus is up but Solow dropkicks him back down!
Solow takes a moment to blow a kiss to the fans, then DIVES, only to bounce off Luchasaurus! Luchasaurus drags Solow up and lifts, but Solow gets to the apron to boot! And TORNADO DDT! Solow fires up as he stalks behind Luchasaurus. Solow puts Luchasaurus in as fans rally up. Solow climbs up, but Luchasaurus sits up and kips up! Solow leaps over, runs back in and blocks a boot, but Luchasaurus breaks free to KNEE! Luchasaurus runs, Solow dodges to SPINNING KICK! Solow jumps up to drag Luchasaurus down for a DOUBLE STOMP! Cover, TWO! Solow goes out to the apron as Luchasaurus rises. Fans rally up as Solow is back up top. Solow leaps, into the choke grip! JURASSIC-
No! Solow slips out, forearms and SUPERKICKS! Solow ducks a kick to jump and knee, then runs, only for Luchasaurus to follow and LARIAT! Solow rises into the TAIL WHIP! Choke grip, JURASSIC CHOKE SLAM! Standing moonsault! Cover, Luchasaurus wins!
Winner: Luchasaurus, by pinfall
Starks says this is why he went solo from Solow. But whether alone or together, will Jurassic Express keep on rolling towards victory?
The Butcher & The Blade VS Griff Garrison & Brian Pillman Jr!
Andy Williams and Braxton Sutter want after the AEW World Tag Team Championships for “the family,” will they cut down the Ivy League MVP and Bulletproof BPJ to get ahead?
The teams sort out and Griff starts with Blade. They tie up, Blade pushes Griff to a corner with fingers in Griff’s face! The ref reprimands, Blade lets off to stomp and punch Griff! Blade ROCKS and CHOPS Griff, then keeps going! Blade whips, Griff goes up and over and then dodges to rolling elbow! Griff runs, Blade hurdles and crossbodies! Griff gets away to tag in BPJ and BPJ rallies and CHOPS Blade! BPJ whips but Blade KICKS back! Tag to Butcher and Butcher runs at BPJ, but BPJ SUPERKICKS! Butcher stays up and throws hands! BPJ throws hands back but Butcher ROCKS BPJ! Butcher gets around, reels BPJ in and CROSSBODIES him! Butcher headbutts BPJ then brings him to the corner.
Tag to Blade, they mug BPJ then double whip. They double kick and double headbutt BPJ to a corner! Blade grinds his hands into BPJ’s face! Blade throws haymakers and CHOPS, then bumps him off buckles. Blade puts BPJ on the ropes, chokes him, and then fish hooks his face! The ref counts, Blade lets off but Butcher CLOBBERS BPJ! Blade covers, ONE! Blade stomps BPJ but BPJ fights back. Blade rakes eyes again then stomps BPJ in the corner. Tag to Butcher, Butcher CHOPS BPJ down! Butcher stomps and drops knees on BPJ’s back, then drags him up for a snap suplex! Butcher drags BPJ up, throws forearms, then CHOPS him! Butcher drags BPJ up, bumps him off buckles, and tags Blade. Blade and Butcher mug BPJ, but BPJ jawbreakers Blade away! BPJ dropkicks Blade down!
Fans fire up as both men crawl, Butcher tags in and drops knees onto BPJ’s back! Butcher drags BPJ up, BPJ throws body shots but Butcher CLUBS him down. Butcher whips BPJ hard to the open corner! Butcher drags BPJ up but BPJ throws body shots. Butcher clubs BPJ, whips him corner to corner hard again! Butcher drags BPJ up but BPJ hits back. Butcher clubs BPJ, whips him again, but BPJ goes up and crossbodies! Both men are down, hurry to their corners, hot tags to Blade and Griff! Griff rallies on Blade, then boots and BOOTS! Fans fire up with Griff as he runs corner to corner, but Blade dodges! Blade comes back but Griff LARIATS! Griff back suplexes to a facebuster! Cover, Butcher breaks it!
BPJ goes after Butcher with CHOPS and clotheslines! Griff is on Blade, they go corner to corner to double attack! Then the other way, but BPJ is thrown out! Blade CLOBBERS Griff, suplexes him, NECKBREAKER POWERBOMB! Cover, Butcher and Blade win!
Winners: The Butcher & The Blade, by pinfall
The merciless mercenaries are sharpening that edge and are ready to cut a path to the titles! Will they win Dynamite’s Fatal 4 Way contender’s match and head to Full Gear?
Penta El Zero M VS QT Marshall w/ Dustin Rhodes!
Before going head to head with his own brother, Pentagon Jr. takes on God’s Gift to Wrestling 1v1! Will Cero Miedo make tonight a nightmare for QT?
The bell rings and Penta circles with QT. Fans rally for QT but Penta ignores that. Penta takes off the glove, throws it to the ref, and tells QT to listen. “CERO! MIE-” QT stops that, but gets a back kick for it! Penta headlocks, QT powers out and runs Penta over! Things speed up, Penta hurdles to KICK the leg out! Penta runs, QT hurdles and rolls back, into a KICK! Penta nods and hears the fans rally. QT is up, he dodges Penta in the corner then comes back to tilt-o-whirl headscissor! Penta bails out, QT builds speed to DIVE into a KICK! Penta tells Dustin to be quiet as he drags QT up. Penta KICKS a leg then drags QT into the ring. Penta throws QT back out to then put him against the post. Penta CHOPS QT and asks if the fans want more. So Penta KICKS the leg!
Penta puts QT in the ring, climbs up top, and leaps, but QT dodges the stomps! Penta rolls through but runs into an elbow! QT goes up for a flying uppercut! Fans rally as QT runs corner to corner and uppercuts again! QT hoists Penta up top but Penta slips out just as QT climbs! Penta kicks the legs out! QT his his apples on the way down to the Tree of Woe, and Penta goes up top! Penta WOE STOMPS QT down! Cover, TWO! QT survives and Penta argues the count. Dustin and the fans rally but Penta drags QT up. Penta underhooks, QT powers out and dodges to handspring and NEURALIZER! Cover, TWO! QT keeps his focus as he runs corner to corner, but into a SUPERKICK! Penta runs into an ENZIGURI! QT runs, Penta follows, SLING BLADE! Cover, TWO!
Fans cheer and rally as both men rise. QT gets to ropes, Penta stalks him and brings him up. Eddie Kingston comes out to keep a close eye on his guy. Penta CHOPS QT at the ropes, talks trash, and QT throws haymakers! Penta enziguris QT down! Penta gets in Dustin’s face before going back to QT. Penta drags QT up, clubs QT and QT ends up in a corner. Penta goes up top, rains down right hands, but QT pushes him away. Penta drags QT up, underhooks and lifts but QT powers out of the package driver! Penta runs, double clotheslines collide but neither falls! Double BOOTS take both men down! Fans rally as both men go to opposite corners. Kingston mocks QT with a wave and a, “How you doin’, brother?” Penta runs in but QT dodges!
QT goes to the ramp and Kingston says there’s a little surprise for him. Allie finally returns, but she’s back to being The Bunny! She’s part of the family again! QT turns around into Penta’s CROSSBODY! Kingston and Allie leave, Penta runs at QT but QT puts him in the ring. QT forearms Penta then slingshot sunset flips! TWO, and QT gets around to backslide, TWO! QT spins into a SUPERKICK! Penta pump handle half nelsons, for a DRIVER! Cover, TWO!?! QT survives?! It seems Kingston’s plan didn’t distract QT, it’s fired him up! But Pentagon hooks the hammerlock, gets the other arm, but QT powers out! QT pop-up FAST BALLS Penta, then SCOOP MICHINOKU DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Penta survives and fans fire up!
QT fires himself up as he calls upon the power of DDP! But no cutter, Penta shoves, mule kicks and goes up! FLYING DESTROYER!! But Penta’s not done, he shouts, “CERO! MIEDO!” and underhooks, PACKAGE DRIVER!! Cover, Penta wins!
Winner: Penta El Zero M, by pinfall
This definitely ended up a nightmare for QT, and not just because he lost! What is QT to do without Allie as his girl?
Jungle Boy VS KTB!
Luchasaurus had his turn, now Jungle Jack Perry has his! Will JB head into the contender’s tournament strong as ever?
KTB stares JB down and pushes him. The bell rings and KTB rushes but JB goes up and over and then under to shotgun dropkick KTB down! JB runs in, KTB blocks the monkey flip but JB boots him away. JB goes up and FLYING RANAS! KTB bails out, JB runs and slides but KTB slides in. KTB comes back but JB kicks him away! JB goes up, KTB uses the ropes to trip him up! JB is stuck on the top rope, KTB runs side to side to body check JB down! KTB then goes corner to corner to somersault RAM into JB! KTB snapmares JB, CHOPS him down then runs to FLYING HEADBUTT! A unique offense from KTB, he covers, TWO! KTB taunts Jungle Boy, JB CHOPS back! And CHOPS again! KTB swings, JB gets around to roll up, TWO!
JB KICKS but KTB tanks it! KTB gets up, JB fires off more kicks and forearms, then kicks again. KTB catches it to DRAGON SCREW! KTB rolls through to get the fireman’s carry and WASTELAND SLAM! Cover, TWO! JB survives and fans rally up but KTB brings JB up. JB throws body shots and forearms but KTB throws knees. KTB whips, JB reverses to ROCK him with a forearm! JB runs, KTB pops him up for an atomic drop, SPINE BUSTER and SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! JB survives the string of attacks but KTB drags him up. KTB gut wrenches but JB slips up and out. KTB somersaults but into a knee! JB elbows, forearms and uppercuts KTB! JB whips, KTB reverses but JB LARIATS on the return! Fans cheer as JB drags KTB up. KTB kicks, JB catches it and DRAGON SCREWS back!
KTB gets out, JB runs and DIVES! Direct hit and KTB hits railing! JB puts KTB in, shoulders in, then springboards up and in to hit a tornado DDT! Cover, TWO!! KTB is still in this and JB is surprised! JB keeps his cool as fans rally up. KTB is in a corner, JB runs corner to corner but is put on the apron. JB enziguris back hard! KTB staggers, JB slingshots but KTB CLUBS him! KTB has the crucifix lift, throw to the KNEE!! Cover, TWO!?! JB survives that crucifix buster but KTB drags JB to a drop zone. KTB climbs up the corner and MOONSAULTS, but he FLOPS as JB moves! JB aims and superkicks but KTB ducks it, only for JB to BLINDSIDE LARIAT! KTB is down in a drop zone, JB goes up top, JURASSIC KNEE DROP! Cover, JB wins!
Winner: Jungle Boy, by pinfall
Jungle Boy wins big against the big man! Will that new move of his help him clear the tournament’s first round?
Ivelisse & Diamante VS Kenzie Paige & Skylar Moore!
The AEW Women’s Tag Cup winners return to action! Will La Sicaria and the Cuban Diamond stay tough together against these two young stars?
Ivelisse and Diamante don’t give Kenzie and Skylar time to sort out, they attack before the bell! But Kenzie and Skylar throw forearms back! They double whip but Ivelisse and Diamante double reverse to kick low! They throw Kenzie into Skylar then POST Kenzie! Skylar is in the corner, Ivelisse clotheslines then complete shots, and feeds Skylar to Diamante’s suplex! Cover, TWO! Diamante rains down angry fists then powers Skylar all the way to the corner! Diamante rams in and rams again, then runs, only for Skylar to go up and sunset flip! TWO and Diamante ROCKS Skylar with an uppercut! Tag to Ivelisse, she stomps Skylar, and the two double snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Ivelisse grows annoyed but she gets the arms for a surfboard. Skylar fights up but Ivelisse CLUBS her down!
Ivelisse CHOPS Skylar, tags Diamante and Diamante throws hands. Diamante drags Skylar down, hammers away then clamps on a chinlock. Fans rally as Skylar endures and fights up. Diamante knees low, whips Skylar to a corner and runs in but Skylar dodges! Skylar goes out, kicks Diamante away then climbs up top. Diamante runs back in but into a boot! Skylar adjusts and leaps for a crossbody! Skylar gets up but so does Diamante, DOUBLE CLOTHESLINES take them both down! Fans rally up as a standing count begins. Skylar and Diamante crawl, hot tags to Ivelisse and Kenzie! Kenzie rallies with fire on Ivelisse! Kenzie drags Ivelisse up, whips but Ivelisse reverses and runs. Ivelisse blocks a boot but not the enziguri! Kenzie hits the THROWBACK! Cover, Diamante breaks it!
Diamante KNEES Skylar down, then coordinates with Ivelisse. They drag Kenzie up, double back suplex to wheelbarrow BULLDOG and snapmare KICK! Cover, Ivelisse and Diamante win!
Winners: Ivelisse & Diamante, by pinfall
That killer combo helps the tag cup winners win again! Will their gold medals have a little bit more shine soon enough?
Colt Cabana VS BSHP King!
BOOM BOOM Colt Cabana hopes Mr. Brodie Lee hasn’t given up on him, but it has been awhile since Brodie’s let Cabana be around him. Will this win get Cabana back in the Exalted One’s good graces?
The bell rings and Cabana circles with King. They tie up, Cabana headlocks, King powers out but Cabana runs him over! Cabana speeds things up but then fakes King’s hurdle out. Cabana goes the other way, but sees the back drop coming and gets around to roll him up! TWO, King backs off to a corner and fans cheer. Cabana and King go again, tie up and go around, and Cabana arm-drags King. King frowns and shakes that off as he and Cabana go again. Cabana waistlocks, wrenches, wristlocks then arm-drags again. But the Beaver Boys show up to finally be in Cabana’s corner. King rushes Cabana with a waistlock but Cabana spins out to a headlock. King powers out, things speed up and Cabana tries to redirect again, but King is ready and arm-drags him away!
Cabana bails out to the ramp and the Beaver Boys stick close as King goes up top. King hops down, Cabana assures the guys he’s got this, and now Silver and Reynolds leave. Cabana returns to the ring, circles with King again, and they tie up with knuckle locks. They go shoulder to shoulder, Cabana drops down and uses his legs to mess with King’s stance. Cabana breaks free, taunts King while he wobbles with legs set wide, then pushes King over to drop down elbows! Cabana steps over to sit on King’s head and then grabs a leg. King is like a pretzel but he endures so Cabana lets off. King gets up, Cabana CHOPS and ROCKS King, repeat! Cabana bumps King off buckles but King hits back. Cabana throws King out to the apron, then drags him up for another elbow! And another!
Cabana hops up, drags King over, but the Beaver Boys come back? They’re upset about what he’s doing, but Cabana keeps going. King CLUBS Cabana back! King shoves Cabana down, and yet the Beaver Boys act like Cabana’s the one messing up! King SWANTON BOMBS, but onto knees! Cabana runs corner to corner, FLYING APPLE! DOUBLE CHOP! And SUPERMAN CLUTCH! Cabana wins!
Winner: Colt Cabana, by pinfall
It’s like the Beaver Boys are shocked Cabana wins with his own moves! Will Cabana be able to do this his way when he’s up against Hangman Page in the contender’s tournament?
“Number 5” Alan Angels w/ The Dark Order VS Adam Priest!
Speaking of the Dark Order, they’re willing to stick around this time. Will Number 5 get the 1-2-3 and rise up the ranks?
The bell rings and Angels SHOTGUN DROPKICKS Priest right away! Angels throws haymakers and body shots and stomps in the corner until the ref counts. Angels whips and CLOBBERS Priest, then drags him up for more stomps! Priest turns things around to stomp back and CHOP! Priest whips Angels corner to corner, Angels goes up and over and then sends Priest back into a corner! Angels runs to LARIAT Priest down! Angels is furious as Priest sits up and he KICKS Priest down! Priest hits back and throws uppercuts! Angels swings into a waistlock but he arm-drags free. Priest runs into an enziguri! Angels goes up, DUMDUM STOMPS! Then MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO!
Angels seethes as he drags Priest around and rains down left fists! Angels lets off and seethes more as Priest gets to a corner. Angels whips Priest corner to corner, runs in, but Priest elbows him back! Fans rally for Priest as he BOOTS Angels! Priest runs and CLOBBERS Angels, then does it again! Priest dodges Angels to tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER! Fans fire up for Priest as he drags Angels up. Priest waistlocks, Angels fights out and mule kicks to then BUZZSAW! Angels drags Priest up, fisherman ANARCHY! Angels glares as he tells fans to stop clapping! Angels reels Priest up and in, WING SNAPPER!! Cover, Angels wins!
Winner: Alan Angels, by pinfall
The Dark Order’s dark angel secures the victory all on his own, and the faction continues to stay strong. Will Angels head for gold as part of The Dark Order taking over AEW?
AEW hears from Frankie Kazarian.
“In pro-wrestling, respect is not given, it’s earned. Jack Evans, you have my respect. You’re world traveled, you’re unpredictable, you’re athletic. And you’re wildly considered to be underutilized and underrated.” But if we’re going to talk about those overlooked, you can’t have that conversation without mentioning Kaz. For the last 20 years, he’s he has been in the upper tier, built companies from the ground up and has been a multi-time champion. But he’s also considered “always a bridesmaid, never a bride.” That bothers him. It eats him up! Kaz has fought and scratched and worked too damn hard not to be at the top! Consider this the beginning of Kaz’s wedding march, and the holy matrimony he wants is with AEW gold! ALL of it!
Frankie Kazarian VS Jack Evans w/ Angelico!
SCU tops things off with the Heavy Metal Rebel! Will the trio end on a positive tonight? Or will the mouth of The Hybrid2 back up his constant trash talk?
The bell rings and Kaz circles with Evans. They tie up, Kaz powers Evans back and then drops to a fireman’s carry takeover. Kaz gets the wristlock in the cover, ONE as Evans bridges up. Evans moves around, drop toeholds and then shifts to an inverted facelock. Kaz gets up, wrenches around to wristlock then headlocks. Evans throws body shots but Kaz grinds harder. Evans powers out, Kaz runs him over! Kaz runs, sees Evans stay down and Oklahoma rolls! TWO, Kaz hip tosses and arm-drags Evans down! Kaz grinds on the armlock but Evans rolls and gets to his feet. Kaz wrenches, wristlocks again, but Evans cartwheels and then headscissors! Evans kicks Kaz then clubs him at the ropes. Evans whips, Kaz reverses and arm-drags back to the armlock! Fans cheer but Evans moves around.
Evans gets up, Kaz whips but Evans holds ropes. Evans boots Kaz, shoulders in then slingshots up and over. Evans distracts the ref, Angelico gets a cheap shot in! Evans hits the SPINNING ROUNDHOUSE! Cover, TWO! Evans rains down rights on Kaz, kicks him then drags him up. Evans whips Kaz to ropes and jumping kicks him down! Cover, TWO! Fans cheer but Evans grows frustrated. Kaz CHOPS Evans back, then CHOPS him off his feet! Kaz swings but into Evans’ waistlock! Kaz elbows, pries at the hold but swings into a Northern Lights! Evans floats to stand on top of Kaz, to then standing moonsault! Cover, TWO! Kaz gets to ropes but Evans drags him up. Evans throws Kaz out, argues with the ref, and Angelico gets more cheap shots in!
Angelico puts Kaz in, Evans covers, but they’re in the ropes. The ref won’t count so Evans drags Kaz up. Evans throws knees, throws Kaz down by his head, then covers, TWO! Evans grows more frustrated but fans are rallying for Kaz. Evans bumps Kaz off buckles then tells fans to shut up! Evans whips Kaz corner to corner hard and Kaz bounces off buckles! Fans rally for Kaz as he gets up again, Evans runs corner to corner but Kaz goes up and over to sunset flip! TWO, Kaz catches the clothesline to a crucifix, TWO! Evans kicks, Kaz ducks and forearms him down! Kaz dropkicks then whips but Evans reverses. Kaz clobbers Evans with more forearms! Angelico gets on the apron and distracts Kaz. Kaz avoids the shoulder to hit a guillotine leg drop! Angelico hits so hard, his shoes fly off!
Evans gets up, Kaz back kicks and front kicks and LARIATS him down! Cover, TWO!! Evans survives but Kaz keeps his cool. Fans rally up and Kaz drags Evans up. Kaz scoops and SLAMS Evans fast, then springboards, for the LEG DROP! Cover, TWO!! Evans survives again! Angelico is back to talk more trash, but he gets away before Kaz can hit him! Evans hits a spinning heel kick! Cover, TWO! Kaz survives and fans rally up more! Evans drags Kaz up and whips, but Kaz reverses and reels Evans in. Evans knees out of the DDT to then sweep the legs! STANDING SKY TWISTER! Cover, TWO!! Evans is shocked but he puts Kaz in a corner. Evans kicks and goes corner to corner, handspring back elbow hits!
Kaz flounders, Evans whips him but Kaz reverses. Kaz runs but into a boot! Evans goes up, QUEBRADA, but Kaz blocks the DDT! Kaz uses the ropes to shiranui, REVERSE DDT! Cover, Kaz wins!
Winner: Frankie Kazarian, by pinfall
That was basically a handicap match, but Kaz wins big! Angelico SUCKER PUNCHES Kaz from behind! And clamps on an ankle lock with grapevine! Evans adds on with hammering fists, but here comes Daniels! Daniels runs TH2 off and dares them to do something! Angelico and Evans take their leave, but will they and SCU clash again 2v2?
The Dark Order VS D3, Louie Valle & Baron Black!
The Numbers 3, 4 and 10 once again team up in trios action! Will the Prince of Rome, “The Hellion Of The Dark Army” and the #EmpBRUH be able to stand up to the Beaver Boys and Preston Vance?
The teams sort out and Valle starts against Number 3, Alex Reynolds. They circle, Reynolds offers him a chance to #JoinDarkOrder. D3 and Baron say don’t do it, but Valle is considering it. Valle raises his hand, but to wag a finger! So Reynolds DECKS him! Reynolds throws haymakers and forearms in the corner, drags Valle back up, but Valle turns it around! Valle throws haymakers of his own! Valle fires up and the fans fire up with him, and he whips but Reynolds reverses. Reynolds runs into a back elbow, and Valle hits a missile dropkick! Tag to Baron but Reynolds DECKS him! Tag to Silver, he and Reynolds stomp Baron then Silver brings Baron up to KICK down! Silver flexes, powers up and runs, but Baron pops him up for an atomic drop!
Baron runs, Silver dodges and comes back with a back elbow! D3 tags in, but he and Silver collide! D3 runs, Silver scoops but D3 slips out to snapmare and leg hook to a La Magistrol, ONE! D3 runs but Silver pops him up for a TOSS! Silver tags Vance in and he whips D3. D3 reverses to enziguri and run, duck and dodge to huricanrana, but Vance blocks! To a BOMB! Vance drags D3 up, scoops and FALL AWAY SLAMS! Tag to Reynolds, then tag to Silver. The Beaver Boys double whip D3, hip toss to a double facebuster! Tag back to Vance and he drags D3 up for a dead lift stalling suplex! Number 10 holds D3 up for 10 before slamming him down! Vance drags D3 up, bumps him off buckles and tags in Silver. Silver bumps D3 off buckles, and TOSSES him corner to corner!
Silver double guns and wants everyone to see this. Silver runs in but D3 uppercuts back! D3 hops up but Silver grabs him, only for D3 to slip off. D3 waistlocks, Silver switches and back suplexes but D3 lands on his feet! D3 hot tags Valle! Valle dodges Silver to dropkick Reynolds and Vance down! Valle LARIATS Silver but Silver stays up! So Valle LARIATS again! Silver still stays up! These two are like mirror images as Valle runs, ducks, dodges and BODY CHECKS! Vance and Reynolds get in, Valle dodges them and goes up top to crossbody! Vance catches Valle and tosses him to Silver, Reynolds runs in, KNEE GERMAN SUPLEX! Baron runs in but Vance SPINE BUSTERS him!
Silver tags Reynolds then Silver atgs Vance. Reynolds runs at Valle but he elbows him! Vance runs in but Valle boots him! Valle goes up, leaps, but is caught again! Silver coordinates with them, PENDULUM CRUCIFIX! Cover, the Dark Order wins!
Winners: The Dark Order, by pinfall
Silver, Reynolds and Vance win with strength in Numbers! Will it be the Beaver Boys, of all teams, that become FTR’s AEW World Tag Team Championship Full Gear challengers?
Wardlow VS Vinny Pacifico!
Literally the biggest and strongest man in the contender’s tournament is ready to wage war on the rest of the bracket! But first he needs a tune up! It isn’t so much if he’ll win but how he’ll treat #ThaKid!
The bell rings and Wardlow doesn’t take Vinny serious. Vinny shotgun dropkicks him but Wardlow stays up! Vinny goes for a leg, he can’t tip Wardlow over, and Wardlow gut wrench POWERBOMBS Vinny right down! Wardlow paces, drags Vinny up and suplexes him to the top rope! Thumbs down, KNEE SMASH!! Vinny is OUT! Wardlow wins!
Winner: Wardlow, by knockout
Another powerful statement made through his matches, but he’s adding on! Wardlow drags Vinny up for the F 10!! Vinny lands bad but Wardlow doesn’t care. Will Wardlow rip into Jungle Boy the same way in the tournament?
Matt Sydal VS Shawn Dean!
His third-eye is open and he’s ready to fly! Will Sydal fly high above The Captain and on towards the top ranks?
The bell rings and Sydal points to his third eye as he circles with Dean. They tie up, Dean powers Sydal to a corner but Sydal turns it around. Sydal dares Dean to do something with just a stare, and the two tie up again. Sydal waistlocks, shifts to a headlock and takeover, but Dean keeps his shoulders up. Dean goes to headscissors but Sydal headscissors him. Dean pops free, Sydal has the arm again to wrench and shift through for an arm-drag. Sydal has the keylock, Dean headscissors but Sydal pops free. Dean gets up, Sydal arm-drags and rolls back to facelock. Fans cheer the technical exchange and rally up. Dean fights to his feet, Sydal shifts but Dean powers out of the headlock to arm-drag back! And then Japanese arm-drag! And headlock takeover!
Sydal headscissors, Dean pops out and dropkicks Sydal down! Sydal sits up in a huff but Dean whips him corner to corner. Sydal reverses but runs into an elbow, so he comes back with a leaping sobat! Sydal KICKS Dean against ropes and taunts him. Sydal brings Dean up, CHOPS him, then whips him. Dean sunset flips over the back drop but Sydal rolls through to get the leg with a knee drop! Sydal hits the same spinning knee drop, but Dean kicks him away. Dean clutches the leg as he gets to ropes, but Sydal is on him. Dean throws body shots, whips Sydal to ropes but Sydal reverses to sweep the legs! STANDING CORKSCREW SENTON! Cover, TWO! Dean survives but clutches the leg, so Sydal stomps the leg!
Sydal kicks Dean to a corner, drags him up and wrenches to fisherman and BUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Fans cheer as Dean survives and Sydal grows frustrated. Dean gets to a corner, Sydal is after him with more kicks! Sydal drags Dean up, Dean throws body shots and forearms to then DECK Sydal with the uppercut! Dean hobbles, whips Sydal but Sydal sunset flips! TWO, into a BUTTERFLY CLUTCH! Dean endures even as Sydal slaps away on his forehead! Dean pops free, covers, TWO! Sydal is frustrated with Dean and he CHOPS and KICKS him! Sydal whips, Dean reverses and corner dropkicks him! Dean fires up and fights through the pain, TIGER DRIVER 97! Cover, ONE!?! Sydal survives and gets out fast! Dean keeps on Sydal with a back suplex but Sydal huricanranas and KNEES! Cover, TWO!
Dean is still in this but Sydal gets the cobra clutch! Dean elbows free and waistlocks but Sydal switches. Dean elbows, Sydal ROUNDHOUSES! Sydal hooks Dean up, PAGE TURNER! COBRA CLUTCH CROSSFACE! Dean taps, Sydal wins!
Winner: Matt Sydal, by pinfall
The third eye allowed Sydal to see the best way to take The Captain out! Will Sydal be able to defeat anyone both in the sky and on the ground?
Rey Fenix VS Sonny Kiss w/ Joey Janela!
The Firebird will face his own Lucha Brother in the opening round of the contender’s tournament, but there’s a chance he and The Bad Boy meet soon after. Will the Concrete Rose help expose Fenix’s weaknesses to Janela in this “Darkiversary” main event?
The bell rings and the two tie up. Kiss pushes Fenix to show he’s serious. Fenix shrugs that off and circles with Kiss again. They approach and tie up with knuckle locks, and Fenix powers Kiss down, only for Kiss to power back up! Fenix stomps a foot out then hops over to have an inverted knuckle lock. Fenix spins Kiss, Kiss kicks free to sweep the legs and cover, ONE! Kiss ducks and tilt-o-whirls and headscissors! Fenix gets up, Kiss huricanranas! Fenix flounders to a corner, Kiss handsprings corner to corner for the back elbow! Fenix blocks and puts Kiss on the apron but Kiss ROUNDHOUSES back! Kiss springboards, Fenix dodges and leaps, but Kiss catches him! Fenix fights free to somersault and huricanrana! Kiss flounders into a STRONG calf kick!
Fenix goes out to keep Kiss in and then takes a moment to catch his breath. Things speed up, Kiss wheelbarrows and splits to arm-drag! Kiss dropsaults Fenix to a corner! Kiss runs but Fenix boots the clothesline away! Fenix knuckle locks, CHOPS and goes up, through ropes and YANKS Kiss into buckles! Fenix has the arm again, laces the arm through ropes then hotshots at 4! The ref reprimands but Fenix drags Kiss back up. Fans rally as Fenix has Kiss down in a seated stretch. Fenix fish hooks the mouth, then ghost pins, TWO! Fenix stays on Kiss to body scissor clutch, TWO, but into a figure four necklock and Half Crab combination! Kiss endures this modified submission but Fenix elbows him in the ribs! Fenix goes after the arm in a Fujiwara of sorts and wrenches the wrist.
Kiss endures, Fenix drags him up and throws body shots. Fenix fireman’s carries, Kiss elbows free and throws hands! Fenix kicks but Kiss ducks and ROCKS Fenix with a right! Fenix ends up in a corner, but comes back, Kiss goes Matrix! But the arm gives out! Fenix is on Kiss again, hooking an arm and a leg for a modified Bow ‘n’ Arrow Crab! Fans rally, Fenix fish hooks Kiss’ mouth but the ref reprimands. Fenix lets up, KICKS the arm, and Kiss hurries away to a corner. Janela coaches Kiss up and Kiss uses the good arm to hit back. Kiss boots then hops up, but Fenix yanks him down! Kiss lands safe in the split, ducks one buzzsaw but not the SECOND BUZZSAW! Fenix taunts Kiss to his face before he SUPERKICKS Kiss down! Cover, TWO!! Kiss lives and Fenix sighs.
Fans rally but Fenix sits Kiss up to CLUB him! Fenix back suplexes, Kiss lands on his feet and shoves Fenix! Fenix swings, Kiss dodges and TORNILLO ELBOWS Fenix down! Kiss fires up as Fenix rises, into an ENZIGURI! Fenix flounders to a corner., Kiss runs in and blocks boots to put Fenix in the ropes! Kiss handsprings, AXES ‘N’ O’S! Kiss goes out, slingshots in, SPLIT LEG DROP! Cover, TWO!! Fenix gets to an apron, Kiss runs over but into a shoulder! Fenix slingshots up and over to roll and Half Crab! Kiss resists, turns and victory rolls, TWO! BICYCLE BOOT! LEAPING COMPLETE SHOT! Fenix is down in the drop zone, Kiss climbs up! But Fenix SHORYUKENS! Fenix drags Kiss out for the KINNIKU BUSTER!! Cover, Fenix wins!
Winner: Rey Fenix, by pinfall
The Concrete Rose showed his thorns, but Fenix burned him down all the same! Will Fenix win over his own brother, Pentagon? Or will Animo fall to Cero Miedo?
Are they purposefully adding more matches to these episodes? This was over two hours, no commercials! Everything was pretty good, but not all of this was really needed. Ricky Starks is still a lot of fun on commentary with Taz and Excalibur, but he still gets an obvious win. What did still work was the things relevant to tomorrow’s episode of Dynamite with the AEW World Championship Contender “Eliminator” Tournament and the AEW World Tag Team Championship Contender’s Fatal 4 Way. Butcher and Blade, Penta and Fenix all had great matches and great wins, keeping that faction strong toward their respective goals.
Penta’s match also had the honor of having the Allie betrayal happening, but it was rather anticlimactic. She’s just “Bunny” again after months of being controlling girlfriend Allie? Not a lot of drama there but I’m sure that’ll be fleshed out more as we head for Full Gear. Hell, QT might even cost Butcher and Blade in the Fatal 4 Way since it’s pretty clear the Young Bucks are winning. Then Natural Nightmares VS The Butcher & The Blade can happen as part of the Full Gear Buy-In just to cap off the story. I will say KTB looked pretty good against Jungle Boy, those unique moves and sequences help him stand out a bit. And I’m worried Wardlow’s F10 legitimately hurt Vinny Pacifico the way he held his leg after falling. Wardlow should stick to the falling knee smash and then have something more like a a bomb or slam for his other finisher, it’s easier to control than the F10 literally sending someone flying.
Cabana’s match did great to progress the dysfunction between him and the Dark Order. The Beaver Boys, Reynolds and Silver, being the ones more or less meddling was an interesting touch. They’re clearly moving up in the ranks within the faction, even if Brodie seems to like slapping Silver around. I’m still curious how Evil Uno still being on Cabana’s side is going to work out. I’m sure losing to Hangman Page will add to this, and that can be a story going into the winter.
My Score: 8/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (4/14/21)
Iron Mike is laying down the law!
The fight to be AEW’s alpha faction is on the horizon!
Before Blood & Guts, Chris Jericho will battle Dax Harwood in a sampler of Inner Circle VS Pinnacle! But who wins when MIKE TYSON is watching closely?
- AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Young Bucks VS Death Triangle; The Young Bucks win and retain the titles.
- Red Velvet VS Jade Cargill; Cargill wins.
- Anthony Ogogo w/ The Factory VS Cole Karter; Ogogo wins.
- Dax Harwood w/ Cash Wheeler VS Chris Jericho w/ Sammy Guevara, Special Enforce Mike Tyson; Jericho wins.
- Kris Statlander w/ Best Friends VS Amber Nova; Statlander wins.
- Christian Cage VS ???; No Contest.
- AEW TNT Championship Falls County Anywhere: Darby Allin VS Matt Hardy; Allin wins and retains the title.
PLAY BY PLAY
The Young Bucks speak.
“Why did we do what we did last week?” That is to say, they turned on Jon Moxley to save Kenny Omega. “Simple: We chose friendship.” Moxley, thanks for pushing them over the edge. This isn’t just a club of friends throwing up a hand gesture, but a family that loves. And as for Don Callis, he was right about one thing: the Bucks changed. In-ring, they’re still the best damn tag team. But backstage, they felt like frauds. They took the paydays and were no longer hungry. They let others change the narrative and take credit for their work. Matt tells Nick that he’s no longer content. They need to bring back the old Bucks. Or rather, show the world a newer, better version of themselves. What will these new Young Bucks look like in tonight’s AEW Tag Team Championship match?
Mike Tyson speaks.
“Hi, I’m Mike Tyson. And I’m so delighted to be tonight’s enforcer for Jericho’s-” But MJF interrupts “Mikey, Michael, the Mikenator” to ask what’s going on. Tyson asks what he’s doing here, and MJF says sure, he might’ve been barely born when Tyson was on top, but MJF’s dad said Tyson was a big deal so kudos to him. But the Pinnacle are a little peeved with Tyson over last week. Well Tyson’s mad, too! Of course! He has every right to be! And if anyone understands better than MJF, they don’t exist. MJF gets the idea of keeping friends close and enemies closer. Jericho is Tyson’s enemy, and if there was any time to strike, it’s right now! No, Tyson’s enemy is right in front of him.
MJF wants Tyson to slow down a second. All MJF is saying, he doesn’t need to cheat in this scenario. All MJF wants is Tyson to be on the right side of history. The last thing MJF wants for Tyson is to have regrets after tonight. Looking at Tyson’s face, there’s already one. But this right here is a blank check! Just think about it. Tyson takes that check, rips it up, and chews it to spit it in MJF’s face! MJF says he’ll remember that! Will Tyson make sure The Pinnacle gets what’s coming to them?
AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Young Bucks VS Death Triangle!
Matt & Nick promised to show us all a new side to them while still being THE best tag team in the world today! But will The Bastard & The Firebird ruin all of that right here to open Dynamite?
One thing that’s new is that they have Don Callis with them! The ring gear is of course new, as are the streamers flying through the air as opposed to Young Buck Bucks. The introductions are made as Callis joins commentary, the belts are raised and we begin to see if the new Bucks can prevent new champions from being crowned!
PAC and Matt start and circle as fans rally. They tie up, Pac powers Matt to a corner, but lets off as the ref counts. Pac pats Matt on the shoulder and Matt smirks as they reset. Matt and Pac tie up, Pac waistlocks, Matt switches but so does Pac. Matt drop toeholds, floats to facelock but Pac slips out to facelock back. Matt slips out to facelock but Pac wrenches out. Matt flips, kips up and wrenches to a wristlock. Pac uses ropes to flip through, wrench and headlock to the takeover! Matt headscissors, Pac kips free and he hits another headlock takeover, only for Matt to headscissor again. Again, Pac kips free but now Matt reverses the roles with his own headlock takeover.
Pac headscissors, Mat kips free and waves in Pac’s face. They go forehead to forehead, and Matt backs off, but to the wrong corner. Old habits die hard since he’s used to being on that side of the ring. Fenix laughs at Matt but Matt gets past Pac to tag out to Nick. Pac tags in Fenix and fans fire up as we see these two go again! Fenix and Nick approach, Fenix gets around to waistlock and ripcord but Nick waistlocks. Nick avoids elbows but not the trip up. Things speed up, Fenix handsprings over but Nick BOOTS him down! Nick goes to the apron, baits Fenix in, Nick backflips while Fenix tiger feints! Nick slides in as Fenix moonsaults out!
Matt gets moving, too, Fenix gets in but Nick sends Fenix to the ropes. Fenix tiger feints again but Nick avoids the heel kick! Fenix whips Nick, Nick slips around to arm-drag! Nick avoids the dropkick, Fenix avoids one now, and both men see the other ready to dropkick again, so they both stop right there. But then Nick CLOBBERS Fenix with a clothesline! The top teams in the rankings are in the crowd watching, from Jurassic Express and Best Friends to SoCal Uncensored and the Hardy Family Office’s Butcher & Blade. Nick drags Fenix over, tags Matt in, and the Bucks bring Fenix up to double whip. Nick back drops but Fenix uses that to RANA Matt!
Things speed up, Fenix springboards to FLYING HEADBUTT Nick! Pac gets in as the Bucks bail out, and he FLIES to take Matt out with a Fosbury Flop! Fenix DIVES to take Nick out into barriers! Fans fire up for Death Triangle as Fenix puts Matt back in. Fenix CHOPS Matt, pushes him down and ROCKS him with a forearm to the back of the head! Fenix scoops and SLAMS, then tags in Pac. Fenix stands on Matt, then Pac stands on Matt. Pac pushes Matt around, blocks Matt’s kick, and tags Fenix in. Fenix jumps over Matt, Pac spins him for Fenix to hold the foot, and Pac BOOTS Fenix in the back! Fenix spins Matt, Pac holds him, and Fenix SUPERKICKS Matt in the back!
Death Triangle double mule kick the legs, then they double BUZZSAW and double BASEMENT DROPKICK! Matt flops down and the fans fire up for Death Triangle! Cover, TWO! Fenix has Matt on ropes, clubs him then brings him up to knuckle lock. Fenix goes up, Matt trips him up! Fenix falls to the mat and Matt DECKS Pac! Tag to Nick, he runs and PENALTY KICKS Pac from the apron! Nick shoulders into Fenix and SLINGSHOT FACEBUSTERS! Nick grins and hopes the camera caught that. Fans rally as Nick scrapes Fenix’s face with his soles! Nick shoes off the Nike Diors but fans chant, “Those are Fake! Those are Fake!”
Nick drags Fenix over, bumps him off buckles, then tags Matt. The Bucks drag Fenix up to double whip, double hip toss, then cartwheel and double basement dropkick! Matt covers rather arrogantly, TWO! Fans rally for Fenix as Matt stalks after Fenix. Matt CLAWS Fenix’s back, then tags in Nick. The Bucks double whip, double hip toss but Fenix uses ropes to rebound and DOUBLE ARM-DRAG! Fenix avoids one superkick, bobs ‘n’ weaves with Nick and tags Pac in! Pac springboards to missile dropkick Nick down! Pac gets around Matt to back kick, front kick and back kick, then SWEEP the legs! Pac SNAP BRAINBUSTERS! Cover, TWO!! Matt lives and fans can’t believe it!
Pac drags Matt up, bumps him off buckles, then brings him around to bump off other buckles! Matt flops and flounders, Pac stalks up behind him. Pac taunts Nick as he brings Matt up and Matt throws body shots, but Pac eggs him on. Pac KICKS Matt, and KICKS, and KICKS! Pac runs but Nick trips him! Pac ROCKS Nick but Matt WRECKS Pac! The Bucks stomp away on Pac, Fenix runs over but he gets mugged! Nick CLAWS Fenix’s back, Matt drags Pac up and Nick has Fenix. The Bucks put two out, and DOUBLE APRON BOMB!! Fans chant “Young Bucks Suck!” and the ref reprimands but the damage is done!
Matt puts Pac on the apron, tags in Nick, and Nick stomps Pac down. Fans still rally for Death Triangle but Nick drags Pac up to wrench and whip him hard in the corner. Nick runs in to SHINING WIZARD in the corner! Tag to Matt, he drags Pac up and pushes him into buckles. Matt goes corner to corner while Nick holds Pack in, Matt handsprings and CLAWS Pac’s back! Pac staggers but he brawls with Matt as AEW goes picture in picture!
Matt CLUBS Pac down, kicks him around, then drops knees on his head! Matt wraps on a chinlock and grinds Pac down. Pac endures, fights, but Matt leans all his weight on the hold. The ref checks but Pac gets his second wind and fights his way up. Pac breaks free to ROCK Matt with forearm after forearm! Pac sees Fenix return but Matt throws him by his hair! Tag to Nick, and Nick brings Pac around to bump off the buckle! Nick digs his boot in, lets off as the ref counts, and Matt mockingly pats Pac on the head. Nick snapmares Pac, tags to Matt, face scrape and slingshots senton! Matt drags Pac up but Pac fires forearms again!
Pac back kicks, Matt trips him and tags in Nick! Catapult into the GAMANGIRI! Nick springboards to STOMP Pac into Matt’s knees! AEW returns to single picture as the Bucks taunt Fenix and the ref has to keep him back. The Bucks fake a tag so that Matt can stand on Pac’s head! The ref reprimands the standing on head but doesn’t realize the tag was faked. Nick tags back in for real, the Bucks whip Pac but Pac avoids the double superkicks! Pac throws Nick out, then throws Matt out to follow! Pac crawls for his corner but Nick is there to trip Fenix off the apron! Pac doesn’t tag out, and Matt gets in to rally fans up, but they boo.
Matt mockingly reaches for a tag, tags off Pac, and fires himself up! Matt rallies on Pac with big lariats, and mockingly does his old mannerisms. Matt brings Pac in to scoop and SLAM! Matt drops to his knees as if he’s emotional, and fans boo. But Pac gets up to CLOBBER Matt! Fans fire up now as both men are down and a standing count begins. Matt and Pac crawl for their corners, hot tags to Nick and Fenix! Fenix springboards to CROSSBODY! Fenix runs corner to corner but Nick dodges. Nick runs in but Fenix makes him straddle the rope! Matt runs in, Fenix intercepts with a kick and knuckle lock!
Fenix CHOPS Matt, goes up and up and SUPERKICKS Nick before he rebounds to SUPER STEINER Nick! SUPERKICK for Matt, Fenix handsprings to DOUBLE CUTTER!! Cover, TWO!! Nick survives and no one can believe it! Pac returns, Fenix tags him in, and Death Triangle gets Nick set up, wheelbarrow to DUMDUM STOMPS! Then SUPERKICK to BLUE THUNDER BOMB!! Cover, TWO!?!? The Bucks are still in this but fans are fired up! Pac drags Nick up but Nick jawbreakers! Tag to Matt and he runs in, but into a REBOUND GERMAN! Pac gets Matt back up with a dead lift, but Matt flails to get ropes! Fenix walks the tightrope to PENALTY KICK Matt!
Fenix FLIES to take Nick out, Pac GERMANS! Bridging cover, TWO!! Pac is beside himself but the fans are thunderous! Pac has Matt in a drop zone, he goes to a corner and climbs. Nick returns but Pac leaps over and comes back to BOOT! Matt SUPERKICKS Pac! Fenix SUPERKICKS Matt! Nick runs at Fenix, Fenix blocks the monkey flip, but Nick rebounds off ropes for a DESTROYER!! All four men are down but fans are thunderous again! “This is Awesome!” as Matt drags himself back into the ring. Fenix gets himself out of the ring while Matt and Pac stand. Pac and Matt throw forearms and haymakers back and forth, faster and faster!
Pac ROCKS Matt, runs in but Matt dumps him to the apron. Matt runs but Pac dumps Matt out! They brawl on the apron now! Pac HEADBUTTS Matt, but both Nick and Fenix trip their opponents off the apron! Fenix and Nick stare each other down, STEREO POISON-RANAS!! Nick takes Pac down, Fenix takes Matt down, but now they stare each other down. Fenix runs in, Nick tosses him over the railing, but Fenix lands on his feet! Fenix tries a springboard, but Nick SUPERKICKS him off the railing! Fenix still comes back, somersault CUTTER!! All four men are down on the outside now as fans are thunderous for “A E DUB! A E DUB!”
Fans hope these four “Fight Forever!” but there is a time limit. And now there’s a ring count. Fenix gets Matt up and into the ring at 5 of 10, then Pac follows. Pac and Matt stand, Pac RAMS Matt into the corner! Pac hoists Matt up top, tags Fenix, and Pac goes up to get Matt in a SUPERPLEX! Fenix goes right up for a FROG SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!?! Fenix doesn’t stop, he puts Matt back in the drop zone and Pac tags back in. BLACK ARROW! Pac covers, but Nick returns to barrel through Fenix and BREAK it! Fenix storms right at Nick and throws him, but Nick spins around to CLOBBER Fenix! Nick drags Matt to their corner, tags in, and Nick runs at Pac, but gets a BOOT!
Pac and Nick stagger, Nick runs in but Pac dodges, but Nick holds ropes to deny the German Suplex! LOW BLOW where the ref couldn’t see!! Fenix tags in, springboards, into a SUPERKICK!! Nick DEMASKS Fenix!! Insult, meet injury! DOUBLE SUPERKICKS!!! Cover, the Bucks win!!
Winners: The Young Bucks, by pinfall (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)
New Bucks? Old Bucks? Better bucks? Worse Bucks? All that and more! Don Callis is proud of these two, since they sold their souls to him! Will Matt & Nick continue to be the champions by any means necessary?
Backstage interview with Hangman Page and The Dark Order.
The number one ranked male singles wrestler and his new friends are here, and Alex Marvez wants to ask him about everything going on with Kenny Omega, the Good Brothers and the Young Bucks. Hangman chugs his drink then says he’s glad Marvez is here. Quick update on John Silver’s shoulder- Ow! Wait, isn’t it the other shoulder that was hurt? Yeah but Hangman’s slap to the arm hurt this one… Well give it another four to six weeks after some vitamins, prayers and egg rolls. Speaking of, Hangman’s gonna go get some egg rolls. Are the Dark Order in? YEAH! Alright! That didn’t answer…
Rehab time, Johnny! Silver lifts the bad arm all the way to 90 degrees! AWESOME! Will the Meat Man be back so that he and Alex Reynolds can chase those AEW Tag Team Championships?
Backstage interview with Mike Tyson & The Inner Circle.
The last time Tyson was in AEW, he and Jericho were enemies. That doesn’t seem to be the case anymore, but why? Jericho says it’s because over a month ago, when the Inner Circle received the most vicious beating of their careers from The Pineapp- No, the Pinnacle, they decided to change their ways, have a new attitude, and right some of the wrongs they’ve committed. Jericho called some of the people he felt he owed an apology to. The first was to Tyson, the greatest boxing champion ever. But after being at each other’s throats for over 10 years from a 2010 knockout on a Monday night, Jericho realized he has a lot of respect for Tyson, because Tyson has remained relevant and stand on top for 30 years, just like Jericho.
Jericho told Tyson how he felt, and Tyson said if Jericho ever needed anything, he’d be there. And that’s when Jericho asked Tyson to have their backs against “My Jerkoff Friend and his band of sour men.” Tyson had their backs, and will be the special enforcer for Jericho VS Dax, a man who just a few weeks ago, the Inner Circle put 10 stitches in his head. But though Tyson is the special enforcer, Jericho wants him to call this down the middle. Tyson says he’s firm but fair. So may the best man win. Tyson is happy to be a friend, but he won’t take a side. If Jericho messes up, Tyson will knock him out again. Tyson doesn’t want that, and Jericho doesn’t either because he still remembers that punch. But there it is! Tyson is fair, firm and enforcing the match tonight!
Red Velvet VS Jade Cargill!
Though Velvet and Cody Rhodes lost to the giants at the Crossroads, she and Jade are going to stir it up 1v1 to finally settle things! Will Velvet be serving up L’s? Or will Jade prove she is not just a storm, but #ThatBitch in AEW?
The second Jade jumps into the ring, Velvet attacks! The bell rings, they brawl and Velvet uses her boxing background to fire off! The ref backs Velvet off and Jade BOOTS Velvet right down! Jade clutches her arm but still stalks some trash. Velvet comes back to dropkick Jade into a corner! Jade kicks low and hard, then brings Velvet up to scoop. Velvet slips out to HOOK KICK! Jade staggers around, Velvet waits, and then baits Jade in to dump Jade out! Fans fire up as Velvet builds speed and DIVES! Direct hit and Jade hits railing! Fans are thunderous with Velvet as she stalks Jade. Velvet CLUBS Jade, whips her but Jade reverses to send Velvet into railing!
Jade scoops Velvet to taunt her friends, and then FALL AWAY SLAMS Velvet into the crowd of wrestlers! KiLynn King, Tesha Price and others are the collateral from that one! Jade goes into the ring, the others help Velvet up but she drags herself to ringside. Velvet is in at 5 of 10, and Jade smirks as she counts her abs. Jade ROCKS Velvet, hauls her up the ropes, and suplexes Velvet to hold her up for a SLAM! Jade kips up and she soaks up the heat as AEW goes picture in picture.
Jade stomps Velvet in a corner, stomps harder, and digs her boot in deep! Jade lets off as the ref counts, but Velvet fires off hands! Jade chokes Velvet into a buckle! The ref counts, Jade lets off and stomps Velvet again. Jade whips Velvet corner to corner so hard, Velvet goes through the gap and ends up on the apron! Jade drags Velvet back in, to ROPE GUILLOTINE! Jade drags Velvet over, turns her over and soaks up the heat as she drags Velvet back up. Jade talks trash but Velvet pie faces her! Jade pie faces back, then waistlocks to GERMAN SUPLEX! Velvet lands on her feet! Velvet swings on Jade but into a BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Velvet survives, Jade grows annoyed, and AEW goes to break.
AEW returns, Velvet SCREW HIGH KICKS Jade hard! Jade is in a corner, she dodges but then Velvet dodges and Jade POSTS herself! Fans rally with “Stir It Up!” as Jade and Velvet rise. Velvet LARIATS but Jade stays up! Velvet LARIATS again, Jade wobbles! Velvet dodges Jade to LEAPING LARIAT and bring Jade down! Fans are thunderous as Velvet runs and wheelbarrows, to BULLDOG! Velvet says, “I’M That Bitch!” Velvet stirs it up, has a taste, and STANDING MOONSAULTS! Cover, TWO!! Velvet drags Jade to a drop zone, goes up top and MOONSAULTS but FLOPS as Jade moves! Jade drags Velvet into the chicken wings, JADED SLAM!! Cover, Jade wins!
Winner: Jade Cargill, by pinfall
Velvet miscalculates, and Jade gets another win off her! Will Jade drag Velvet out of the top five to head for the title in her own right?
Backstage interview with Britt Baker and Rebel.
The Doctor has been pulling double duty on Dark and Elevation, and she has “breaking news” regarding the AEW Rankings! Britt “respects” the system, and is now #3 at her 7-1 record for 2021. Anyone below her, irrelevant. But Red Velvet just lost by Jade Cargill, so she’s 5-1. Britt has two more wins than Velvet, so logic says she is now #2. And she promises she’ll work her way up the ranking so that she will be on Elevation this Monday. Then the people will get what we deserve: The Role Model as AEW Women’s’ World Champion, and not Hikaru Shida. Signed yours truly, Britt Baker, DMD.
Anthony Ogogo w/ The Factory VS Cole Karter!
The 2021 Olympic Middleweight Boxing Bronze Medalist for Team Great Britain is now here, QT Marshall, Nick Comoroto and Aaron Solow in his corner! Will #TheGovenah lay down the law for The Thoroughbred?
Ogogo gets in Karter’s face, then the bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, are in a deadlock for a moment, and Ogogo puts Karter in a corner. Ogogo lets off, shoves Karter, but Karter comes back to get a waistlock. Ogogo pries free to switch, but Karter pries free to arm-drag! Ogogo BODY SHOTS hard! That’s a TECHNICAL KNOCKOUT!
Winner: Anthony Ogogo, by referee decision
The crown jewel of QT’s Factory hits hard and fast, and makes his money even faster! Will Ogogo go for gold, while also going for the jugular?
“Here I am. They told me to show up again today.” But Kip Sabian and Penelope Ford have been avoiding him. He wants to smooth things over, but Kip knows Miro hates wasting time. So Miro is moving on, with or without him, to become champion! IF you work for this company and have gold, you better pull a Kip and disappear before The Best Man finds you, too!
Dax Harwood w/ Cash Wheeler VS Chris Jericho w/ Sammy Guevara, Special Enforce Mike Tyson!
The Pinnacle attacked the Inner Circle, the Inner Circle hit back, and we’re heading for BLOOD & GUTS! But before that, FTR wants to make sure Y2J understands who is who, and why he should #FearTheRevelation! But will Jericho make sure Dax is never, ever, EEEEEEVER the same… agayn?
Tully makes his entrance with FTR but he has to remember that other than Cash and the Spanish God, no other members of either faction is allowed ringside for this! The ref tells Tully to scram! Tully reluctantly steps out of the ring and up the ramp as the bell rings. Jericho and Dax stare down, circle and fire off fists! Jericho backs Dax down, rocks him and whips him, then CLOBBERS him! Dax flounders up and Jericho DECKS him! Dax bails out, regroups with Cash, and Jericho gets a CHAIR! Jericho brings that chair around but Tyson intercepts. This is not a disqualification match! Dax CLOBBERS Jericho! And bumps Jericho off the apron!
Dax CHOPS Jericho, then grabs Floyd the Baseball Bat, but Tyson takes the bat from him, too! Jericho ROCKS Dax, and whips him into railing! Jericho takes railing apart, drags Dax over and bumps him into a piece! Dax tears his way through the crowd, Jericho is after him and it’s a hockey scrum! Jericho chases Dax back to ringside, Sammy keeps Cash back, and the hands keep flying! Dax kicks Jericho, bumps him off buckles, then throws haymakers and stomps and CHOPS! Dax whips Jericho to ropes and CLOBBERS him with an elbow! Dax chokes Jericho on the ropes! The ref counts, Dax lets off, and Jericho CHOPS back! And CHOPS again! And again!
Jericho has Dax in a corner for point-blank clotheslines! Jericho whips, Dax bounces off buckles and Jericho CLOBBERS him again! Dax bails out, has the medics check his stitches, and Jericho storms over. Dax grabs Justin Roberts’ mic to BOP Jericho! Dax whips Jericho into the stage wall! Jericho grabs the timekeeper’s pen to JAB the stitches!! Jericho scoop SLAMS Dax to the floor, then confiscates a camera! Jericho gets good footage of Dax, and they both flip each other off! Jericho BOOTS Dax, gives the camera back and ROCKS Dax! Jericho puts Dax in the ring, stomps him around, then digs his knee into Dax’s head!
The ref counts, Jericho lets off, and whips. Dax turns Jericho around to POST him! Jericho falls to the floor, Dax gets him up and whips him into railing! Tyson is there to make sure Dax does this fair, and AEW goes picture in picture.
Dax stalks Jericho, but has to refresh the count first. Dax waits on Jericho, and he WRECKS him with a baseball slide dropkick! Dax smirks, goes out to fetch Jericho but Tyson gets in his face. Jericho kicks Dax low and put him back in! Dax CLUBS Jericho and knees him down on the return! The ref counts, Dax lets off, and Dax paces around. Dax sits Jericho up, claws his face, but stops as the ref reprimands. Dax CLUBS Jericho at ropes, chokes him, and claws his face! The ref counts, Dax lets off, and then snapmares Jericho to KICK him! Dax gets Jericho up, hoists him to the top rope, and climbs up to go after him. Jericho throws body shots then headbutts Dax down!
Jericho adjusts, Dax stands, Jericho CROSSBODIES! Cover, TWO!! Dax is right up to CLOBBER Jericho! Dax paces around Jericho, drags him up by his hair, and AEW returns to single picture as he whips. Jericho blocks, Dax CHOPS, so Jericho CHOPS! It’s a CHOP fight! Jericho gets the edge, whips but Dax reverses, only for Jericho to run him over! Jericho runs to run Dax over with a shoulder! Fans fire up as Jericho runs but Dax puts him on the apron. Jericho goes up top fast, for FLYING AX HANDLES! Fans are fired up as Jericho runs to BULLDOG Dax down! And LIONSAULT! Cover, TWO!! Cash is creeping so Tyson and the ref tell him to back off!
Jericho gets up, KICKS Dax in the side, then KICKS him again! Jericho runs but Dax ROCKS him! Jericho and Dax throw forearms back and forth, Dax gets the edge now, and he ROCKS Jericho! Dax runs but Jericho LARIATS! Cover, TWO!! Dax survives but fans fire up again. Fans rally up, Dax gets to a corner, Jericho storms in to clothesline! Jericho hoists Dax up top, CHOPS him, then climbs up. Jericho throws hands, Dax slips down to get Jericho for a rebound POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives and Dax is furious! Dax gets in Jericho’s face, SLAPS him while he’s down, then goes to a corner. Dax climbs, and FALLING HEADBUTTS but flops!
Jericho gets the legs! WALLS OF JERICHO!! Dax endures, Cash is there and he CLUBS Jericho while the ref was distracted! Roll up, TWO! Tyson storms over to Cash but Sammy runs and CLOBBERS him! Dax whips, Jericho KICKS Dax away! Jericho runs but Dax ducks the elbow! BRAINBUSTER!! Cover, TWO!?!? Jericho still lives and Dax can’t believe it! Dax grits his teeth in frustration as he drags Jericho back up. Jericho pushes free to CODE BREAKER! But now The Pinnacle storms out to violate the ringside ban! The Inner Circle attacks them first!! MJF is still arguing with the ref but Ortiz gets him! It’s chaos on the ramp and the stage!
But Cash RAMS Sammy into the railing! Cash has Floyd, but Tyson has Cash! Cash swings but gets DECKED!! Cash just got knocked the F out! But Dax gets Jericho, only for Sammy to distract him! Jericho back drops free, JUDAS EFFECT!! Cover, Jericho wins!!
Winner: Chris Jericho, by pinfall
The first shot has been fired, and the Demo God stands tall with his faction! Tyson joins Jericho in the ring to dare Pinnacle to do something! Jericho gets a mic to say, “As you pieces of trash leave, I want to make this official!” Iron Mike is an honorary member of the Inner Circle! Tyson is honored, will he stick by Jericho’s side through even Blood & Guts?
Backstage interview with The Young Bucks, and the rest of the Biz Cliz!
Matt & Nick, Kenny, Callis and the Good Brothers were just about to leave but Alex Marvez wants to talk with them. Clearly, these guys have changed the wrestling world again. Does AEW want a scoop? Well here’s the scoop! Get out of the way, Marvez! Callis has the mic to say, “If the wrestling world has learned one thing about all of us, it’s this: Just when you think you’ve seen it all, you haven’t seen anything.” When the Bucks came back into the fold as the greatest tag team of the last 2000 YEARS, they came back to the family. This isn’t the end of the story, this is just the beginning!
Omega says they’re listening to “the interwebs, the radios, the podcasts, the people on the telly,” they all want to know why he and the Bucks have changed. They haven’t changed! They just got sick and tired of being what we want them to be. They’re sick of you non-sport numb-nuts wanting them to be just like you! They’re not like you! They’re them! That’s where you find success! And that’s why wherever they go, the gold follows. Matt says that this is fine, this is great, but this isn’t all fun and games. Didn’t you see the match they had? Matches of the year just pour out of Matt’s ear! The Bucks are BACK, and the AEW Tag Division has been put on notice!
So whether it’s SCU, Jurassic Express, Best Friends, Butcher & Blade or whatever they go by, you’ve all got BTE Triggers with your damn names on them! Callis says this is what it is! You wanted the old Omega? You got him! You wanted the old Bucks? BAH GAWD, you got them, too! So if you learn one thing, learn this: prepare to be surprised again! The Bucks fake out the cameraman with superkicks, but then CALLIS Superkicks!! NERD! Will all of AEW soon belong to the Biz Cliz?
Thunder Rosa speaks.
“As you have seen, I’m not only taking over the AEW Women’s Division, I’m taking over the world.” She doesn’t just want the AEW Women’s World Championship, she wants the NWA Women’s World Championship! Rosa is back on top, and whoever wins between Hikaru Shida and Tay Conti, she’ll go after you and that title. And Serena Deeb, she’s been missed. She has something that belongs to Rosa, too. Rosa is waiting for everyone because she is going to take over everything!
Kris Statlander w/ Best Friends VS Amber Nova!
The Galaxy’s Greatest Alien is officially back in action, even after helping Orange Cassidy, Chuck Taylor & #JustTrent in Arcade Anarchy. Will she continue to be out of this world as she takes on Ms. Super Nova?
The bell rings and Kris wants to boop. She boops the ref! Kris and Nova tie up, go around, and Kris puts Nova in a corner. Nova goes up the ropes but Kris lets her go and Nova falls! Nova gets up in a huff, runs but Kris dodges to arm-drag her around! Kris then boops Nova! Fans fire up for the booping as Kriss blocks the heel kick! Kris spins Nova to ROCK her! Kris whips, scoops and POWERSLAMS! Fans fire up as Kris brings Nova back up. Nova hits back, kicks low, and pie faces her. “You’re not an alien!” Kris choke grips then military presses Nova to DROP her! Kris drags Nova into the handstand LEG DROP, and FLIPPING SENTON!
Kris gives a thumbs up and Cassidy returns it. Nova gets up, Kris runs corner to corner at her, and uppercuts! Kris goes side to side to KNEE Nova down! Nova flounders back up, Kris ROUNDHOUSES her back down! Kris gets Nova up, gut wrenches, tucks her in, and hits the BIG BANG THEORY!! Cover, Kris wins!
Winner: Kris Statlander, by pinfall
The Galaxy’s Greatest Alien is 100% and is definitely back! Group hug! But will Kris skyrocket into the top five to be back where she left off?
Backstage interview with Team Taz.
They made an offer to Christian Cage last week to join them, but have they heard back? It’s been just a week, but no they haven’t. Ricky Starks brings up that they waited months on Powerhouse Will Hobbs, no offense to him. But why waiting a week on Christian!? They shouldn’t even wait an hour! It doesn’t matter who he is! Taz tells Starks to calm down, it is annoying. But it is best for Team Taz, if they are to lock Christian in, to have Starks hang backstage since he’s getting a little heated. Brian Cage agrees, because Starks has been a little indifferent.
Taz doesn’t want to do this on camera, but maybe Brian should hang back, too. Let Taz, Hook and Hobbs handle this. Tonight, they will convince Christian to join up! But will that really be the case?
AEW returns and Tony Schiavone is in the ring!
There’s a lot to talk about, and he welcomes the one and only Captain Charisma! Christian Cage is back, and he asked for this time to say this is the first time these two have had a chance to do this! What a thrill! Tony Khan gave him an open challenge contract and he’s here to use it. He wants to #OutworkEveryone, so- But then Taz interrupts! It’s been a full week, and Taz doesn’t like that he didn’t get so much as a return text message after the amazing opportunity he offered! Christian didn’t even ACKNOWLEDGE Taz’s request. Is he in or out!? Christian says he was going to do this later on in private like a professional but he’s out here so let’s do this now.
Christian says Taz just admitted himself earlier, Team Taz is a bit of a dumpster fire right now. The thing is, Christian didn’t come here to help Taz fix his problems, but to win championships! Christian will give his answer, and it’s good that Taz is standing on those steps so they can be face-to-face. Christian’s answer… is NO! Oh, well here’s the deal, SHITBAG! As far as Taz’s height, standing on his wallet would make him 10 feet taller! Oh that bingo hall money? YEAH that bingo hall money! And AEW money, too! But Christian just made the biggest mistake ever! Taz never liked Christian or his stupid friend who carried his ass, and then he has the audacity to wear Taz’s colors out here!
Hobbs has Taz calm down, and then he goes to the ring. Is Hobbs answering the open challenge?! Hobbs swings on Christian but Christian dodges to fire off haymakers! Hobbs KNEES low, talks trash, then gets Christian up to scoop, but Christian slips out to hook the arms! Speaking off hook, Hook distracts Christian on the apron! Christian swipes at him, Hook gets away, and Christian turns around into Hobb’s BODY TACKLE! Hobbs looms over Christian, Hook regroups with his dad, and fans chant, “Team Taz Sucks!” as Hobbs throws Christian into railing! Hobbs hauls Christian up to RAM him into railing again! Christian flounders, Hobbs smirks as he looms over him, then talks more trash.
Hobbs hauls Christian back up to POP-UP FLAPJACK Christian to the floor! Christian crawls away but Taz and Hook are at the ramp. Hobbs snarls as he stalks Christian to the steel steps. Hobbs hauls Cage up to SMACK him off the steel! And then stand on his head against the steps! Hobbs lets off, and leaves Christian down on the ground in a heap! No open challenge match tonight, but will Christian demand he get payback on the Powerhouse?
AEW has big plans for next week!
With Thunder Rosa and Britt Baker both clamoring for their chance, the #1 Contender gets hers! Tay Conti takes on her friendly rival and recent tag partner, Hikaru Shida, for the AEW Women’s World Championship! Tay speaks, saying that consistent hard work leads to success, and that now is her time. Shida says she wants to wrestle in sold out arenas as champion. Now it’s time to fight! Who comes out of this with the gold around their waists?
And after what we just saw, Hobbs and Christian WILL have a match next week! Will Christian be able to outwork a pure, unadulterated powerhouse? And while Hangman is THE #1 contender in the Men’s Singles Division, Ricky Starks is nipping at his heels! Will Absolute push the Cowboy out of the way on the path to the Best Bout Machine? Then, as Best Friends being their revenge tour on Death Triangle, #JustTrent takes on Penta El Zero Miedo 1v1! Will this be the first in the series for Best Friends to get back at their old foes?
AEW TNT Championship Falls County Anywhere: Darby Allin VS Matt Hardy!
The Face of the Network may be Relentless, but if Big Money Matt is to be trusted, there won’t be interference from the Hardy Family Office. Will Darby really only have to worry about Hardy and not Butcher, Blade, Bunny and/or Private Party? Or is the truth rarely the truth with Hardy these days?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if Big Money cashes in big time in the main event!
Hardy gets a chair right at the bell, and Darby is wary. Darby dodges the chair shot, fires off haymakers, then runs, but springboards into a SMACK! Darby writhes, Hardy gets the chair up to JAM him in the stomach! Hardy looms over Darby, lines up his shot and SMACKS him again! Darby writhes out of the ring, flounders around, and we see Ethan Page & Scorpio Sky watching from Darby’s usual perch. All Ego & The Face of the Revolution still feel snubbed so they want to see Darby get destroyed for it. Hardy runs but Darby avoids another chair shot to fire off forearms! Hardy JAMS Darby again, SMACKS him another time, and then puts the chair aside put dig hands into Darby’s face!
Hardy DECKS Darby, drags him up and brings him around to smear into the apron! Hardy dribbles Darby’s face off the apron, puts him in and then gets the chair again. Fans rally for Darby as Hardy paces. Hardy takes a seat to watch Darby crawl as fans chant, “Hardy Sucks!” Darby sits up but Hardy ROCKS him! And DECKS him! Hardy gets the chair again, paces around like a shark with blood in the water, and that’s literal because Darby’s back is cut up. Hardy JAMS Darby with the chair into the waist! Hardy gets Darby up but Darby ROCKS Hardy with big palm strikes! Darby fires off forearms, but Hardy kicks low! NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!
Hardy seethes as he gets the chair again. Hardy sits the chair up again, brings Darby over and BOUNCES Darby’s head off the seat! Fans boo, Hardy drags Darby back up but Darby is a rag doll! Hardy gets the chair, stalks Darby as the ref checks on him, and Hardy SMACKS Darby again! Fans boo but Hardy soaks up the heat while Darby writhes on the mat. Hardy drags Darby back over to the chair, puts Darby through the chair, and then brings Darby up! FULL METAL- NO! Darby fights free and uses the chair to RAM Hardy! And SMACK him with it! Darby fires off more SMACKS and fans want “One More Time!” Darby obliges and SMACKS again!
But here come Butcher, Blade & Bunny! That promise was just lip service! Butcher CHUCKS a trash can at Darby’s head!! Direct hit and Darby goes down! Private Party also join in, and Hardy has the HFO mug Darby! Quen & Kassidy stomp Darby, Butcher & Blade bring steel steps over! The steps are set up near a corner of the ringside area, but the Dark Order make the save! They go after the HFO, and IT’S STIIIIING! The Icon has his bat, he TOSSES Kassidy, JAMS Quen, and then brings Kassidy up to TOSS him at Quen! Sting gets in, gets the trash can and SMACKS Kassidy! Then Sting runs to DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE Private Party out of the ring!
Hardy and Darby ended up by the timekeeper’s area and fans chant “This is Awesome!” as AEW goes picture in picture!
Darby throws hands on Hardy against the stage wall! Sting keeps on Private Party while all of Dark Order brawls with Butcher & Blade! Darby drags Hardy up, brings him around and bumps him off the apron. Darby gets the trash can, brings it out and SMACKS Hardy! And SMACKS him again! Hardy flounders, Darby brings him over, and goes to suplex. Hardy counters to GOURD BUSTER Darby onto the trash can! Uno & Stu RAM Butcher into stage wall, Sting SMACKS Kassidy off steel steps. Hardy covers, TWO! Darby is still in this, but Hardy chokes him on the timekeeper’s table! Hardy rains down rights while his HFO get mugged over and over.
Hardy backs off, Sting SMACKS Quen off steps. Darby gets up, Hardy ROCKS him again, and Hardy gets the trash can. Darby fights back with haymakers! Darby uses the crushed can to RAM Hardy down! Darby fires up while his allies keep HFO at bay. Darby brings Hardy around, CHOPS him against the stage wall, and Sting throws Private Party into each other. Hardy ROCKS Darby and whips him into the stage wall! Hardy staggers around, brings Darby back up, but Darby RAMS him into the stage! AEW returns to single picture as Darby whips but Hardy reverses. Darby leaps over steel steps but COLLIDES with railing! Fans lose their minds as Hardy pursues.
Sting and Private Party are in the ring again while Hardy covers Darby, TWO! Ethan Page & Scorpio Sky have appeared ringside! They creep up on Sting, but LANCE ARCHER is there! The Murderhawk Monster makes sure they stay back, and Sting gets Private Party in double dragon sleepers, but then he sees Archer getting in the ring?! Is Archer just staking a claim to the prey?! But then Archer drags Kassidy up to the top rope, inverted crucifix for the BLACKOUT BOMB!! Hardy bowls Darby through the crowd of wrestlers while Archer goes out to get Quen and Kassidy! Hardy chases Darby up the ramp, has a chair, but sees what happened to his HFO!
Darby gets the chair from him to JAM him! And tackle him for a rain of fists! Sting tosses Darby the bat! Almost a passing of the torch as Darby aims at Hardy. Hardy begs for mercy but he won’t get any, so Hardy LOW BLOWS first!! Darby drops the bat as Hardy gets two balls! Hardy puts Darby through another chair! FULL METAL TWIST OF FATE!!! Hardy crawls to cover Darby on the stage, TWO!?!?! Darby still lives and that shocks Hardy! Fans are thunderous, Hardy drags Darby up and throws him down the tunnel! They go to gorilla now as Hardy elbows away on Darby. Hardy BOWLS Darby into the monitors!
Hardy gets a ladder! Hardy sets it up near a table and he drags Darby over. Hardy puts Darby on the table, rains down rights and lefts, then climbs the ladder. Hardy powers up, and SUPER LEG DROPS through the table!! Cover in the wreckage, TWO!??!?! How did Darby survive!?! Hardy is furious and fans are thunderous as ever! Hardy drags Darby from the wreckage, back out the other tunnel to the stage. Hardy throws Darby and fans chant, “Hardy Sucks!” Darby crawls, Hardy points to where Sting’s bat ended up, and then drags Darby up. Hardy CLUBS away on Darby’s back, hauls him up, and Canadian racks, but Darby slips free to LOW BLOW! With interest!
Darby flounders but gets Sting’s bat back! Darby brings the bat to where Hardy is on the stage, and Hardy is by commentary. Darby rushes in to SLUG Hardy in the stomach, then the back, then JAM him in the head! Then he CRACKS Hardy in the ribs while he’s down! Darby SMACKS all the monitors off the commentary table! Fans fire up with his rage as Darby chokes Hardy! Darby drags Hardy onto the announce desk and then JAMS Hardy in the head! Darby won’t end it here, he goes up to the girders!! SUPER COFFIN DROP!!! Cover, Darby wins!!
Winner: Darby Allin, by pinfall (still AEW TNT Champion)
Hardy said he’d show us how extreme he can still be, but Darby showed us what “extreme” really means! The Face of the Network is STILL Relentless, but who’s next to roll the dice with him?
What a great episode! A lot of great progress in the stories, great action in the matches, it’s just great. The tag titles opening has become the natural move for AEW, and it was a great match with the Bucks showing us their new Heel personas that really do poke fun at everything they’ve been before this point. Their promo before the match to actually open the episode was also good to put that in perspective, and we got a good group promo with them and this new form of the Elite/Bullet Club. Callis giving the superkick was a nice little twist, I wonder if another group of five steps up to take these guys on in maybe not Blood & Guts but a Stadium Stampede sequel.
If it were anyone, it should be Hangman and the main four of Dark Order, i.e. Uno, Stu, Reynolds & Silver. Hangman is the #1 contender, is going to have an absolutely awesome match with Ricky Starks next week, and will certainly circle back to facing Omega again. It was good story that he ignored the questions about the new Elite during the interview, because he’ll have to face them eventually, but he can’t deal with that right now so he won’t. Silver is almost back from his bad arm, he and Reynolds can have some great matches with the Good Brothers. The Bucks are going to have great matches with any team they face, I hope they work from #5 to #1 in a countdown.
If SCU maintains their #1 rank, they can really build the “titles or bust” story for Daniels & Kazarian until they have just the most amazing match AEW has seen yet, and the crowd either explodes because SCU wins the titles, or still explodes because SCU loses their last match together. It’s how things have to go, it just has to. Velvet VS Cargill was great, and naturally Cargill won to maintain her strength. She needs to be getting more matches in, though. She needs to catch up to that top five to really make her feel like she is this strong. Speaking of, I like that Britt is giving us the ranking updates “in real time” to add onto her story of making AEW accountable for saying wins and losses matter.
Rosa had a really good promo to restate her mission to get both women’s titles, and Shida VS Tay happening next week is awesome! It’s been a point of contention that AEW hasn’t put as much into their Women’s Division but now they are and that’s great. I don’t think Tay takes the title off Shida, because there’s also Double or Nothing 2021 to consider. Shida could have a big defense as the one year anniversary to getting the title off Nyla Rose, so maybe that is where Britt or Rosa gets their shot and their own big PPV title win. And after that, things freshen up as Britt or Rosa takes on the other contenders, from Big Swole to Red Velvet to Kris Statlander, who also got back on track with her return win.
Team Taz ups the ante with Christian Cage as the open challenge never really happens. I would still harp on Christian not really being a workhorse but he did take a lot of bumps from Hobbs here so that was a good amount of work. Christian VS Hobbs will be very good, and I did like that we got more dysfunction in the team with Starks and Brian Cage. That FTW Championship match is still happening, I am sure of it. Miro’s ultimatum to Kip and all the title holders was great. I’m pretty sure Kip lets Miro do things his own way, and Miro goes right for the TNT title.
And of course, that TNT Championship Falls Count Anywhere was AMAZING. Naturally, the HFO did NOT stay out of this, they had great brawling with the Dark Order, and it’s great for Darby to get the win. Darby can probably keep winning until Double or Nothing, maybe against Miro, maybe against either Ethan Page or Scorpio Sky since they’re still hanging around, or maybe even Archer since he got in on things. The TNT Championship definitely is where the real workhorses wrestle, and whoever wins this title could probably go against Christian Cage at some point because of his #OutworkEveryone catchphrase.
My Score: 9.4/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (4/13/21)
ANOTHER Dark Sweet Sixteen!
AEW Dark is Big Money with Matt Hardy!
AEW Dark goes big with Big Money Matt, The Dark Order and Team Taz! Will Hardy have momentum going in his TNT Championship match with Darby?
- Tag Career on the Line: SoCal Uncensored VS Jay Lyon & Midas Black; SCU wins and stays a team.
- Matt Sydal VS Luther; Sydal wins.
- Alan Angels & Preston Vance w/ The Dark Order VS Hayden Backlund & Kit Sackett; Angels & Vance win.
- Colt Cabana w/ The Dark Order VS Jake Manning; Cabana wins.
- Red Velvet & Big Swole w/ KiLynn King VS Amber Nova & Queen Aminata; Velvet & Swole win.
- Aaron Solow w/ The Factory VS Fuego del Sol; Solow wins.
- Six Man Tag: The Gunn Club VS Stone Rockwell, Mike Magnum & Andrew Palace; The Gunn Club wins.
- Madi Wrenkowski VS KiLynn King; King wins.
- Matt Hardy w/ The Hardy Family Office VS Ken Broadway; Hardy wins.
- Evil Uno & Stu Grayson w/ The Dark Order VS Vary Morales & Spencer Slade; The Dark Order wins.
- Britt Baker w/ Rebel VS Shawna Reed; Britt wins.
- Brian Cage & Ricky Starks w/ Team Taz VS Carlie Bravo & Dean Alexander; Cage & Starks win.
- Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero VS Leila Grey; Nyla wins.
- The Varsity Blondes VS Prince Kai and Will Allday; The Varsity Blondes win.
- Lance Archer w/ Jake the Snake VS Cole Karter; Archer wins.
- Ryan Nemeth w/ JD Drake VS Alex Reynolds w/ The Dark Order; Reynolds wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Tag Career on the Line: SoCal Uncensored VS Jay Lyon & Midas Black!
Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian start off Dark by putting their partnership on the line! They’ve been going strong ever since starting this self-challenge, but will the Fallen Angel and Heavy Metal Rebel suddenly fall apart?
The teams sort out, Kaz starts with Midas and they circle. Fans rally up, Kaz and Midas tie up, and Kaz waistlocks to slam Midas down! Kaz facelocks, grinds Midas down, but Midas fights up and around. Kaz hammerlocks Midas to then headlock, but Midas powers out. Kaz runs Midas over, things speed up and Kaz blocks a hip toss to arm-drag then CLOBBER Midas! Kaz stays between Midas and Lyon and he CHOPS Midas down! Kaz CHOPS Midas in the open corner, puts him back in and then bumps him off Daniels’ boot! Tag to Daniels, he stays between Midas and Lyon to gut wrench suplex! Daniels wags his finger at Lyon then goes back to Midas.
Fans rally, Daniels throws hands on Midas then scoops, but Midas slips around to shove Daniels into Lyon’s kick! Lyon tags in, he scoops and spins around, then SLAMS Daniels down! Midas sets up the hoop, Lyon dives through it to SENTON Daniels! Cover, TWO! Lyon drags Daniels up to throw forearms, then whips Daniels to ropes. Daniels ducks and dodges to kick Lyon, and STO! Fans fire up with SCU as Daniels tags Kaz in. SCU mugs Lyon, Kaz brings him around and whips into Daniels’ BOOT! SCU gets Lyon with a HIGH LOW! Midas runs into boots! They whip Midas and pop him up for the NECKBREAKER BOMB COMBO!
Lyon staggers into a gut wrench, and gets the BEST MELZTER EVER! Cover, SCU wins!
Winners: SoCal Uncensored, by pinfall (still a tag team)
And The Addiction continues! They’ll be watching Young Bucks VS Death Triangle very closely, who will they get to face on the other side of Dynamite?
Matt Sydal VS Luther!
The Yoga Monster and SNAKEMAN are staying in the back so that this will be a 1v1 fight of men with third eyes! Whose sight will be 20/20/20 vision and find their path to victory?
The bell rings and the two compare third eyes, but Luther kicks low and fires off haymakers! Luther snapmares but Sydal handsprings through! Sydal deflects a boot, KICKS away on a leg, then STANDING MARIPOSA! Cover, TWO! Sydal CLUBS Luther, KICKS his leg, then whips him to ropes. Luther reverses, Sydal sunset flips, TWO! BUTTERFLY STRETCH! Lyther endures, Sydal pokes his third eye, but Luther fights up! Cover, TWO! Luther BOOTS Sydal, ROCKS him and stomps him! Luther bumps Sydal off the buckles, CLUBS him in the back, and then whips Sydal corner to corner to run in and clothesline!
Sydal sputters, Luther kicks him and digs his fingers into Sydal’s two normal eyes! Luther chokes Sydal on the ropes, the ref counts, Luther lets off. Luther says HE has the third eye! And then he argues with the ref, drags Sydal up, and kicks back. Fans rally and duel as Sydal catches Luther for a roll-up, TWO! Luther kicks Sydal, reels him in but Sydal gets around to waistlock. Luther elbows free, runs but into a WHEEL KICK! Fans fire up as Sydal gets up. Luthre stands to get more KICKS! Sydal SOBATS Luther down and fans fire up again! Sydal drags Luther up, fisherman for the BUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Luther survives and Sydal is shocked!
Luther gets up, Sydal runs in and BRONCO BUSTERS! Sydal has Luther floundering into a drop zone! Sydal springboards but Luther trips him up! Sydal tumbles out to the floor, Luther goes out to KICK Sydal, then whip him hard into railing! Fans rally and duel again, Luther drags Sydal up and scoops him, to SLAM him into railing! Sydal flops down, Luther refreshes the ring count, and Luther stomps Sydal down. Fans rally, Luther drags Sydal up to mock Mike Sydal in the crowd, and throw Matt Sydal into more railings! Mike cheers Matt on but Luther tells him to shut up. Luther puts Matt in, drops knees on his back, and then throws down fists!
Luther drags Sydal up, scoops him, and hits a BACKBREAKER! Luther bends Sydal in a backbreaker rack, Sydal endures, so Luther shoves him down. Luther gets Sydal up to KICK his legs! Sydal KICKS back, and it’s a KICK fight! Sydal KICKS more and more, then fakes Luther out to QUESTION MARK! Luther shrugs that off to GERMAN SUPLEX! Sydal flounders up into a BOOT! Luther drags Sydal back up, reels him in, and calls for his shot, but Sydal slips out! Sydal ducks the kick to ROUNDHOUSE! Sydal hooks Luther up, LIGHTNING SPIRAL!! Cover, Sydal wins!
Winner: Matt Sydal, by pinfall
Luther’s third eye lost its focus and Sydal struck him down! Will Matt be flying higher as AEW moves into the Spring?
Alan Angels & Preston Vance w/ The Dark Order VS Hayden Backlund & Kit Sackett!
Numbers 5 & 10 combine forces again, looking to prove that all of the Dark Order’s tag teams are top five material! Vance won big on his own on Elevation, will he and Angels fly even higher together?
The teams sort out and Vance starts with Sackett. Negative One gives some last minute coaching, then Vance and Sackett circle. They tie up, Vance hammerlocks then headlocks to the takeover. Vance grinds Sackett, Sackett fights up and powers Vance to ropes. The ref counts, Sackett lets off but then comes back to headlock again. Vance powers out and runs Sackett over! Things speed up, Vance gets under the hurdle to hit another headlock takeover! Fans cheer, Sackett fights up but Vance wrenches. Angels tags in, Vance whips Sackett and then back drops him! Angels is up top for a basement missile dropkick!
Angels drags Sackett up, throws forearm after forearm after forearm! Angels unleashes then KICKS Sackett down! Angels glares at Backlund, but Sackett rakes Angels’ eyes! Tag to Backlund, he and Sackett mug Angels to then double whip him corner to corner. Angels goes up and over Sacket, under Backlund, then RANAS Backlund into giving Sackett a spear! Angels then ATHLETIC PLEXES Backlund away! Angels has Backlund on the apron, suplexes him but Backlund slips free! Sackett tags in as Backlund ducks and dodges, and Sackett CLOBBERS Angels! Sackett back suplexes but Angels lands on his feet, tag to Vance!
Vance rallies on Sackett, has him in a corner and BOOTS him! Vance scoops, Sackett slips out and then shoves, only to run into a SPINEBUSTER! Vance powers up but Backlund drags him out! Vance dodges Backlund, Angels ROUNDHOUSES Backlund down! Sackett builds speed but into a KNEE! Angels then adds his “THIS IS GONNA SUCK!” CROSSBODY! FULL NELSON!! Vance thrashes Sackett into going to sleep, the Dark Order wins!
Winners: Alan Angels & Preston Vance, by submission
The Dark Order is three duos deep as the nickel ‘n’ dime package gets another win! Will 5 & 10 be joining the top five in time for Dynamite’s AEW World Tag Team Championship match?
Colt Cabana w/ The Dark Order VS Jake Manning!
BOOM BOOM! The Dark Order continues as Cabana welcomes “Mr. Elite” to All Elite! Will Manning prove he belongs here? Or will he decide to #JoinDarkOrder?
The bell rings and “The Man Scout” reluctantly puts his scout manual away. Manning and Cabana tie up, and Cabana scoop SLAMS Manning! Cabana waits on Manning to get up, but Manning goes back to his book. Manning says his back hurts, and that his manual advises against such situations. The ref gets Manning to put the book back down and continue the match. Manning and Cabana tie up, Manning waistlocks but Cabana reaches down to trip him up. Cabana runs, cartwheels over and scoops Manning to SLAM him again! Manning scrambles back to his manual again, reads but Cabana snatches it away!
Cabana takes the book on a game of cat ‘n’ mouse with Manning, then tosses it to roll Manning up, TWO! Now there’s a tug-o-war for the book! The ref takes it away and Manning CLOBBERS Cabana! Manning clubs Cabana, throws forearms, but now it’s a brawl! Cabana ROCKS Manning, whips but Manning reverses to sunset Cabana into buckles! Cover, TWO!! Manning is shocked but he goes up top. Fans rally, Manning leaps, but into a HAYMAKER! Manning staggers around into DOUBLE CHOPS! Cabana JABS and JABS, flips, flops and flies, BIONIC ELBOW! FLYING APPLE in the corner, and then Cabana goes up top. Cabana leaps, hops again as Manning moves, SPLASH! Cover, TWO!
Cabana stands Manning up to CHOP! And CHOP! Manning ducks the chop to hit a LETHAL COMBINATION! Cover, TWO!! Manning can’t believe it! Manning goes up top but Cabana anchors his foot, to trip him up! Cabana gets the legs, turns Manning around, BILLY GOAT’S CURSE!! Manning taps, Cabana wins!
Winner: Colt Cabana, by submission
Negative One gets Manning’s book to look through it, and then throws it to the trash! Will Dark Order continue to roll on through the rankings in all divisions?
Red Velvet & Big Swole w/ KiLynn King VS Amber Nova & Queen Aminata!
This winning combination is back together again, right before Velvet is about to have her 1v1 rematch with Jade Cargill! Will Velvet and Swole be sweet, not sour, before Velvet takes on the power of #ThatBitch?
The teams sort out, Swole starts against Nova and the two circle as fans rally. Swole and Nova tie up, Swole shoves Nova away, and Aminata tags in already. Aminata says she’s got this, and Swole mocks her. Things speed up, Swole drop toeholds to then basement dropkick! Aminata hits back with body shots and a big forearm, but Swole forearms back! Swole whips Aminata to the corner and ROCKS her with an uppercut! Tag to Velvet, they double whip and trip Aminata up to then hurdle, elbow and Cover, ONE! Aminata tags out to Nova, she and Velvet tie up and Nova headlocks. Velvet powers out, Nova runs her over, and things speed up again, but Velvet calf kicks Nova down!
Velvet drags Nova up, Nova uppercuts! Nova NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO! Nova knocks Velvet down, talks trash, then drags Velvet up to bump her off buckles. Tag to Aminata and she fires forearms then a snapmare. Aminata hushes the crowd to then KICK Velvet on the back! Cover, TWO! Aminata brings Velvet up to whip her into Nova’s headscissors and DEADLY NIGHTSHADE! Swole protests, the ref reprimands, Aminata HIP ATTACKS Velvet in the corner! Cover, TWO! Velvet survives but Aminata smirks, runs and kicks but Velvet gets under it! Hot tag to Swole, and Swole CLOBBERS Aminata!
Swole rallies with forearms, ROUNDHOUSES Nova, but Aminata ducks the kicks to get the HEADBUTT! Aminata keeps moving, Swole SPEARS her down! Cover, Nova breaks it! Velvet fires off on Nova, Swole fires off on Aminata, then they trade to EuroUpper! DOUBLE BASEMENT COMPLETE SHOTS! Swole drags Aminata by her legs but Aminata kicks her away! Hot tags to Nova and Velvet! Velvet bobs ‘n’ weaves, kicks and CHEF’S KISS!! Cover, Velvet & Swole win!
Winners: Red Velvet & Big Swole, by pinfall
The combination known as #Swolvet is getting stronger! But here comes Jade Cargill! She wants to stir up trouble again, but Swole and King try to keep Velvet back. She blows past them to DIVE and take out Jade at the ramp! They brawl on the ramp, referees rush to stop this, and both King and Swole stay between Velvet and Jade! This is where it stops for now, but this is definitely going to explode on Dynamite!
Aaron Solow w/ The Factory VS Fuego del Sol!
QT Marshall and Nick Comoroto won big for their brand new faction, and now it’s time for the Extra Talented to get his! Will he put out the Fire of the Sun and prove everyone should come work for The Factory?
Fuego stares down QT and Comoroto, but Solow BLINDSIDES him! The bell rings and Solow stomps Fuego down! Fans jeer as Solow RAMS Fuego into buckles! Solow kicks Fuego, backs off then drags Fuego up to scoop him for a SLAM! Solow runs to drop a BIG knee! Fans boo but Solow blows kisses. Solow stomps Fuego to a corner, drags Fuego up and CHOPS him! Solow brings Fuego up to EXPLODER! Fuego tumbles all the way to the other corner, and Solow grins as he hurries over to choke Fuego on ropes! The ref counts, Solow lets off and drags Fuego back up. Fans rally for Fuego and he throws body shots, but Solow DECKS him!
Solow scoops Fuego to SLAM him into buckles! Solow talks trash, fans still rally but Solow drags Fuego up to stomp and kick him. Solow toys with Fuego but Fuego fires off! Solow blocks a kick, flips Fuego but he lands on his feet to ENZIGURI! Fuego runs corner to corner to UPPERCUT! Fuego keeps going to RAM into Solow! Fuego cradles to the FISHERMAN SUPLEX! Solow scrambles up but Fuego is up top! Fuego leaps but Solow gets under, Things speed up, Fuego tilt-o-whirls but no DDT! SCREW HIGH KICK! Solow fires up now, QT tells him to finish this! Solow obeys, underhooks Fuego’s arm for a TRAPPED ARM PEDIGREE! Cover, Solow wins!
Winner: Aaron Solow, by pinfall
The Extra Talented put something extra on that one! Will The Factory dominate all of AEW?
Ryan Nemeth speaks.
“Every week, every show, every match, every opponent, The Hollywood Hunk proves he is a dominant force in AEW.” Looking at the numbers alone, Nemeth wins nearly half the time. Whether it’s Nemeth and Reynolds with Negative One, Tay Conti, whoever, Nemeth isn’t afraid of the cronies. Reynolds is technically sound, good looking, and a winner. But he is no hunk. Will Nemeth be looking his best against Number 3 of the Dark Order?
Six Man Tag: The Gunn Club VS Stone Rockwell, Mike Magnum & Andrew Palace!
Billy and his boys are still rolling as an undefeated trio! But they’re up against some pretty big guns on the other side! Will the Gunn Club finally be outdrawn in the Dark?
The teams sort out, and after rock-paper-scissors, Colten starts against Rockwell the Indiana Jones cosplayer. Fans rally for Colten as Rockwell offers a handshake. Colten asks what’s going on and Papa Gunn says not to fall for it. Fans want Colten to shake his hand, but Rockwell rushes in! Colten gets the arm, wrenches, but Rockwell pulls hair to get the wrench! Colten wrenches it back, Rockwell RAMS him into a corner! Rockwell lets off to body shot hard! Rockwell whips, Colten runs him over! Colten runs, things speed up, Colten whips Rockwell again and then comes back for a NECKBREAKER! Tag to Austin, Palace tags in but Austin whips.
Palace reverses, Austin dodges and trips Palace up to THROWBACK! Austin fires off hype bullets, tags in Billy, and they whip Palace to body shot and BOOT! Magnum tags in, fans fire up with Billy as he and the “Starving Artist” circle. Magnum kicks and haymakers, runs to duck and dodge, but Billy CLOBBERS him! “SUCK IT!” The ref reprimands but Billy drags Magnum up. Billy suplexes and SLAMS Magnum down! Cover, Palace and Rockwell break it! Austin runs in to CROSSBODY them both down! Billy tags Colten, he gets Magnum up, COLT 45! Cover, the Gunn Club wins!
Winners: The Gunn Club, by pinfall
The Gunns shoot down the Magnum, and are now 12-0 as a trio! Will this lead them to big things in AEW in the near future?
Madi Wrenkowski VS KiLynn King!
Ms. Reality takes on The King as both of them look to climb the ranks of the AEW Women’s Division! Will Madi make King face the reality that she’s not ready for the big time?
The bell rings, the two circle, King dodges Madi to fire off forearms. King whips, arm-drags Madi around, then kicks low and hard. King runs to basement boot Madi out! Fans fire up as King drags Madi up, but Madi trips King! Madi drags King out but King hits back! King ROCKS Madi with forearms but Madi RAMS King into the apron, RAMS her into the barrier, then RAMS her back the other way! Madi ROCKS King, CHOPS her, but King grits her teeth. Madi puts King in the ring, fires off kicks, then runs, to SWINGING NECKBREAKER! Madi keeps on King with knees and a BIG FACEBUSTER! Cover, TWO! King survives and Madi argues with the ref but the count is fair.
Fans rally, Madi gets King up and clubs her on the back. Madi runs but King dodges the boot to CLOBBER her! Things speed up, King blocks a punch to ROUNDHOUSE then GERMAN SUPLEX! Madi flounders, King runs corner to corner and SHOTGUNS Madi into buckles! King goes corner to corner again but misses! Madi runs in but the monkey flip is caught! Madi fights free of the grip but King hits KINGDOM FALL!! Cover, King wins!
Winner: KiLynn King, by pinfall
Madi ended up facing reality that she isn’t ready to dethrone The King! But will King prove she can be the champion of this division?
Alex Reynolds speaks.
“Tonight, State Farm presents: The Hollywood Hunk, Ryan Nemeth VS The Handsome Devil, Alex Reynolds.” Negative One says Nemeth was his babysitter. He sat on Negative One? Negative One is fired up, and wants to attack! Relax, Nemeth isn’t in the camera. Save it for the ring. Reynolds says that he isn’t taking this lightly. He and John Silver talked with the State Farm Superfan, Aaron, and came up with some moves to debut tonight. Reynolds has tricks up his sleeves. He won’t just win this for him or the Dark Order, but for Aaron and State Farm! Because like a good neighbor~, State Farm is there~! Will Nemeth need insurance for what could happen to his good looks?
Matt Hardy w/ The Hardy Family Office VS Ken Broadway!
The truth is the truth, and the truth is that Big Money Matt is going for gold! But will Hardy be rolling into his TNT Championship showdown with Darby Allin?
Broadway also knows how to make it rain, and the HFO scoop up some of that to add to their revenue. The bell rings and Darby Allin is watching from his usual spot in the bleachers. Broadway and Hardy tie up, Hardy wrenches to an elbow breaker then a wristlock. Broadway spins and wrenches and wristlocks back! Hardy wrenches, headlocks, but Broadway powers out, only for Hardy to pull hair! Hardy headlocks again, Broadway throws body shots and powers out this time, only for Hardy to run him over! Hardy drags Broadway up to bump him off buckles, and again and again and again and again! Hardy stops as the ref counts, and he watches Broadway flounder.
Hardy gets Broadway up to SLAP him in the corner! Hardy runs in but Broadway dodges to CHOP! Hardy turns things around to CHOP again! Hardy throws forearms, but Broadway fires back! Broadway climbs up, but Hardy carries him to HOTSHOT him off ropes! Hardy gets Broadway up to bend him against the ropes, and Private Party mocks Broadway. Hardy CLUBS Broadway, throws forearms in a corner, but lets off to run in, only for Broadway to elbow back! Broadway BOOTS Hardy down, climbs up the corner, and MOONSAULTS, but FLOPS! Hardy gets him for a SIDE EFFECT!
Hardy shouts, “The truth is the truth!” He points to Darby and says, “This is you tomorrow night!” Hardy drags Broadway up for a TWIST OF FATE! Darby dares Hardy to bring it, but Hardy drags Broadway into THE LEECH HOLD!! Broadway taps, Hardy wins!
Winner: Matt Hardy, by submission
The HFO celebrates with Hardy but Darby still dares Hardy to bring it as he holds up his TNT Championship. Hardy gets a mic and tells Darby, “Listen to me very closely. Tomorrow nigh to Dynamite, in Falls Count Anywhere, I am going to show you just how extreme Big Money Matt can still be! And I promise you, Darby, I am going to leech the TNT title from around your waist!” Will Hardy put his money where his mouth is when he and Darby can fight all over Daily’s Place?
Evil Uno & Stu Grayson w/ The Dark Order VS Vary Morales & Spencer Slade!
We saw big wins for the Dark Order with Cabana, Angels and Vance, but now the OG get in the ring! Will Players One and Two not be left behind by their recruits?
The teams sort out, Stu starts with Slade and CLOBBERS him! And again! Stu scoops, Slade escapes and shoves him, tag to Vary! Vary leaps, into Stu’s arms! Stu RAMS Vary into the corner, tags to Uno and he elbows Vary! Uno whips Stu into Vary for a forearm, then Stu whips Vary into Uno’s BOOT! Vary tags Slade, Uno blocks his boot! Uno promises to put the foot down, and then throws Slade to STOMP the hands! Uno DECKS Slade, tags Stu, and they combine for the springboard elbow drop SIDEWALK SLAM! Vary runs into a kick! The Dark Order pinball Vary around, TOSS POWERBOMB! Tag to Uno, they get Slade up, FATALITY!! Cover, the Dark Order wins!
Winners: The Dark Order, by pinfall
The originals win fast, but then have to keep Negative One from tearing into Slade! Will Uno & Stu lead the way for the Dark Order into tag team supremacy?
Britt Baker w/ Rebel VS Shawna Reed!
The Doctor is doing double duty as she’s on Dark after being on Elevation! Though she calls the AEW system BS, will Britt still get another win to head towards the AEW Women’s World Championship?
The bell rings and Reed rushes Britt with forearms! Britt shoves her away, they speed up, and Britt hits a NECKBREAKER! Britt gets Reed up, BUTTERFLY SUPLEX! Reed flounders to a corner, Britt pulls Reed’s pigtails into the corner! Britt lets off to then ROCK Reed! Reed turns things around to fire off furious fists! Reed whips, Britt reverses and redirects but Reed sidesteps, only for Britt to hit SLINGBLADE! Fans boo but Britt spells it out for us, only for Reed to roll her up! TWO, but Reed basement dropkicks! Cover, TWO! Reed drags Britt up, fisherman but Britt wrenches free to kick low! Britt reels Reed in to FISHERMAN NECKBREAKER!
Britt checks her teeth, then drags Reed around by her hair. SUPERKICK! Britt says hold on, and she SUPERKICKS again! Britt gets the glove, puts it on, and drags Reed into the Rings of Saturn, and the LOCKJAW!! Reed taps, Britt wins!
Winner: Britt Baker, by submission
The Doctor smothers the schoolgirl to teach her a lesson: Don’t punch above your proverbial weight class. Will Britt become the role model and the workhorse of the AEW Women’s Division?
Brian Cage & Ricky Starks w/ Team Taz VS Carlie Bravo & Dean Alexander!
The #AbsoluteMachines have been rather dysfunctional lately, but the old saying is that winning fixes everything. Will Cage & Starks take care of the #GoonPlatoon and The Sensation and put the past behind them?
The teams sort out and Starks starts with Bravo. Bravo and Starks circle, they tie up, and Starks headlocks. Starks grinds Bravo but Bravo powers out. Bravo hurdles but Starks whips him hard to the outside! Starks distracts the ref so Hook can CLOBBER Bravo! Bravo flounders up only for Will Hobbs to CLOBBER him! Hook gets Bravo in and Starks drags Bravo up. Tag to Cage, Starks scoops Bravo to hand him over to Cage. Cage does bicep curls then TOSSES Bravo! Alexander runs in but Starks intercepts with a kick! Starks helps Cage get Alexander up, for a POWEBOMB! Starks then gets Bravo set up for Cage and Cage climbs up to DEAD LIFT SUPERPLEX!
Cage fires up, “Who betta?!” Cage sees Starks get in because he wants to get Alexander up. Fireman’s carry and another hand-off, for Cage to F5!! Taz is confused as to why Starks is doing all this, as Starks gets Bravo up and tells Cage to end this! Cage suplexes to DRILL CLAW!! Cover, Team Taz wins!
Winners: Brian Cage & Ricky Starks, by pinfall
Starks gets a lot of assists here, and shares in the win as he hands Cage his FTW Championship. Is this a sign that Team Taz is united? Or is Starks being that passive aggressive?
Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero VS Leila Grey!
The Native Beast is hungry for another chance at the AEW Women’s World Championship, and she’s got a Top Tier appetizer in front of her! Will this be a bite-sized snack before going after the champ?
As Vickie makes her entrance, she shrilly shouts, “EXCUSE ME!!” Though, when is it ever not shrill? Anyway, Vickie storms down to the ring to tell Justin Roberts SUCKS, and decides to do this right! Now get the HELL out of the ring! Vickie introduces “the most feared and destructive woman in all of wrestling history,” Vickie’s client, NYLA ROSE! Then Vickie demands fans give Nyla a standing ovation just for the entrance. Nyla gets in the ring, the bell sounds, and Nyla CLOBBERS Grey! Nyla bumps Grey off buckles, fires off body shots, then whips Grey corner to corner. Grey goes up but gets caught for a POWERSLAM!
Nyla stalks Grey to the apron, Vickie laughs at Grey’s pain, but Grey hotshots Nyla away! Grey runs and lariats, but Nyla stays up! Grey tries again and again, then dropkicks a leg out! Nyla still stands but Grey knee lifts! Nyla CLOBBERS her again! Nyla drags Grey up, reels her in and LARIATS her down! “I own this ring!” Nyla bumps Grey off buckles, stomps her then tosses her! Nyla fires up, runs corner to corner and back body blocks! Then she runs to SPEAR Grey down! Nyla drags Grey up, reels her in and hits a BEAST BOMB! Cover, Nyla wins!
Winner: Nyla Rose, by pinfall
Grey is going to be black ‘n’ blue in the morning after this one. Vickie says she told us so! Nyla grins as she gets a taste, but will her appetite only be appeased when she gets after Hikaru Shida?
The Varsity Blondes VS Prince Kai and Will Allday!
Griff Garrison & Brian Pillman Jr. have been on a roll, but there’s still a long road ahead of them. Will the Ivy League MVP and Bulletproof BPJ get another A+ after taking on the Prince Charming of Wrestling and Mr. All Day Every Day?
The teams sort out, BPJ starts against Allday, and the two circle. They tie up, go around, and Allday arm-drags BPJ away. BPJ runs back to tie up again, gets the arm and wrenches. BPJ YANKS the arm, wrenches more, but Allday rolls and rolls then handsprings to wrench back. BPJ rolls, handsprings and rolls to then BOP Allday in the head! BPJ arm-drags Allday down to drag him over to tag Griff. Griff elbows Allday’s arm, then wrenches to an arm-drag and armlock. Allday fights up, Griff wrenches, tags BPJ in and the Blondes double wrench to snapmare. KICK and a LEG DROP, brother! Cover, TWO!
BPJ clamps onto Allday with a keylock, wristlock then top lock. Allday fights but BPJ wrenches through. BPJ CHOPS Allday, whips him away but Allday turns things around and Kai gets a cheap shot in! Allday CLOBBERS BPJ, covers, TWO! Kai tags in and clubs BPJ down, though Allday didn’t see that coming. Kai bumps BPJ off buckles, stomps him down, and soaks up the heat. Kai runs into a big elbow! BPJ runs, Kai slides under but BPJ ducks. Kai ducks and NECKBREAKERS! Cover, TWO! Kai seethes but tells Allday, “That’s how you do it!” Kai underhooks but BPJ wrenches free. Kai blocks the kick, BPJ dodges the punch and tags in Griff!
Griff rallies on Kai and Allday! Griff CLOBBERS Kai, CLOBBERS Allday, BOOTS Kai then BACK DROPS Allday! Fans fire up as the Ivy League SPLASH hits! Griff whips Kai into Allday to SPLASH SANDWICH! Fireman’s carry but Kai rolls Griff up, TWO! Kai ROCKS Griff! BPJ tags in, Griff IVY LEAGUE ELBOWS, BPJ springboard LARIATS! Cover, the Blondes win!
Winners: The Varsity Blondes, by pinfall
Griff and BPJ are rolling! Can they get any hotter before going for tag team championships?
Lance Archer w/ Jake the Snake VS Cole Karter!
Much to his surprise, the Murderhawk Monster has Sting’s support in going for the top! Will he use that motivation to maul his way back to a title?
Archer gets in the ring and BOOTS Karter right down! Jake the Snake chuckles on commentary as the bell rings. Karter fires back but Archer knees low, CLUBS him down, and hauls him up to reel him in. Karter dodges, leaps, but bounces off! Archer stomps Karter, hauls him up and puts him in a corner to fire off heavy hands! Archer whips Karter hard into the corner and Karter bounces off again! Archer hauls Karter up for a suplex TOSS! Archer drags Karter up, SLAPS him, but Karter fires back again! Archer ROCKS Karter, then DECKS him! Archer drags Karter back up, bumps him off buckles then holds him in there to run corner to corner and ELBOW!
Archer keeps going, another ELBOW, then another ELBOW! Karter flops down, Archer grins as he paces around, and then Archer looms over him. Karter sits up in a daze, Archer slaps him, and Karter fires off again! Archer KNEES low, then reels Karter in for the short-arm CLOTHESLINE! Jake the Snake likes that as Archer drags Karter up. Archer hoists Karter up top, but Karter fights! Jake the Snake admires the heart, Karter leaps into a choke grip! CHOKE- NO! Karter slips free, elbows back, and then sends Archer into buckles! Karter fires off, Archer shoves him but the ROLLING ELBOW comes back! Karter fires up, but runs into a FOREARM!
Archer reels Karter in, CHOKE SLAM! Archer drags Karter back up, wristlock ripcord, for a SCRAPBUSTER! Cover, Archer wins!
Winner: Lance Archer, by pinfall
Jake thanks Excalibur and Taz for their time, and says he and Archer are gonna go for cheeseburgers. Will Archer only be satisfied when he gets to eat everyone else in AEW alive?
Ryan Nemeth w/ JD Drake VS Alex Reynolds w/ The Dark Order!
We heard the Hollywood Hunk throw some shade on Number 3, but now we’re in the Dark main event! Will Nemeth score lots of points before he gets the 1-2-3? Or will that 50% win-loss ratio tip in Reynolds’ favor tonight?
The bell rings and John Silver joins commentary to watch his tag partner take on Nemeth. Nemeth clobbers Reynolds from behind! Nemeth wrenches, back suplexes and holds him u p before slamming him down! Cover, ONE!! Silver is already upset but Nemeth rakes Reynolds’ eyes. Nemeth throws hands, RAMS into Reynolds in a corner, then whips him corner to corner. Reynolds comes back to CLOBBER Nemeth! Reynolds whips Nemeth but Nemeth reverses to send Reynolds out hard! Nemeth goes out, throws hands, then RAMS Reynolds into the apron! Nemeth puts Reynolds in, drags him up and throws forearms! Reynolds hits back with body shots and forearms!
Reynolds backs Nemeth down, EuroUppers then whips to ropes. Nemeth sunset flips but Reynolds slips through to get the legs! Reynolds puts on the SCHOOL OF FORT KNOX! Nemeth endures the modified Cloverleaf, and gets the ropebreak! Reynolds lets go, Nemeth cheap shots him then dropkicks him down! Nemeth cranks on a hammerlock and digs knees into Reynolds’ back. Nemeth does a headstand to put on more pressure, then falls back to crank the hold! Nemeth pulls hair, the ref reprimands, and Nemeth shifts to a chinbar and armlock. Reynolds arm-drags free, elbows Nemeth away and rallies with clotheslines!
Reynolds whips, Nemeth reverses but Reynolds dodges to FOREARM! Reynolds runs to FLYING BACK ELBOW! Fans fire up as Reynolds kips up! Reynolds gets Nemeth up, wrenches and kicks low, then reels him in. Shout out to Brodie with the BIG OL’ BOMB! Then a leg drop, brother! Cover, TWO!! Reynolds drags Nemeth up, Nemeth CLOBBERS him point-blank! Nemeth drags Reynolds up, swivels hips but Reynolds shoves him into buckles! Scoop and the HONK HONK SWINGING SLAM!! Cover, Reynolds wins!
Winner: Alex Reynolds, by pinfall
Big thanks from the Dark Order to Superfan Aaron for unlocking those moves in Number 3! Will everyone get out of the way of the HONK HONK as Dark Order storms down the tracks?
A good Dark, mostly because it was an hour and 35 minutes, but it was still a lot of matches crammed into that time. AEW is probably going to continue to be unpredictable with episode lengths and match totals so I don’t know if I can maintain doing Dark and Elevation when I’m also covering WWE’s Raw and NXT on these same days. I feel like the SCU’s matches need to be Elevation by default because of their self-challenge of “next time we lose, we break up” angle. That said, it’s also a giveaway that these two aren’t losing before getting a title opportunity, so maybe that’s why they’re still being put on Dark.
I also feel like Velvet should be on Elevation if she and Jade are going to be getting after each other. They’re supposed to be the rising stars but they weren’t on the show that’s about rising stars in exchange for… Well, Elevation actually had a lot of solid matches worthy of it, but they could’ve still put this one there since they love going bigger. Team Taz had a good story, too, where now Starks is going past being chippy with Cage to being overly helpful. This has to implode at some point, and they fight for the FTW Championship on at least Dynamite.
I do like that Britt had another match tonight, because she is determined to get wins to play by the AEW rules. I wouldn’t be surprised if she had another double header next week between Elevation and Dark to try and stuff the win-loss record and rankings. Double or Nothing 2021 is still six weeks away, so if AEW had the contenders all fight each other at some point in not a tournament but more a best-of series, that’d be really good to have Britt try and jump over Big Swole and Tay Conti to go after Shida. Also, AEW really just let Swole’s promo of being determined to get her shot drop like a lead balloon. Swole needs to get hungry again and get in all the other contenders’ faces as she takes over the contender race.
The Dark Order tying in the State Farm deal and the superfan Zoom call they apparently had was really nice. They’re definitely Faces doing things like that, and of course Reynolds uses the moves (and their names) suggested by the superfan. WWE gets product tie-ins and sponsorship deals, so AEW can have them, too! Either way, I think Reynolds was going to win because The Dark Order has been on fire. One of these days, one of their tag combinations is going to get at the tag titles, and that is going to be a lot of fun.
My Score: 8.2/10
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