AEW isn’t superstitious, they’re giving us a Dark thirteen!
Dark rises back up and gives us a baker’s dozen! THIRTEEN matches in one night, but that’s not bad luck! Who shines brightest in the Dark?
- Six Man Tag: The Gunn Club VS BSHP King, Joey O’Riley & Sean Maluta; The Gunn Club wins.
- Ricky Starks VS Travis Titan; Starks wins.
- Joey Janela w/ Sonny Kiss VS Marko Stunt w/ Jurassic Express; Janela wins.
- Frankie Kazarian VS Griff Garrison; Kazarian wins.
- Penelope Ford VS Rahne Victoria; Ford wins.
- Brandon Cutler VS Ryzin; Cutler wins.
- Tesha Price VS Leyla Hirsch; Hirsch wins.
- Jurassic Express VS Team TNT; Jurassic Express wins.
- The Acclaimed VS D3 & Angel Fashion; The Acclaimed win.
- Ivelisse w/ Diamante VS Alex Gracia; Ivelisse wins.
- Thunder Rosa VS Lindsay Snow; Rosa wins.
- Big Swole VS KiLynn King; Swole wins.
- Jack Evans w/ Angelico VS Christopher Daniels w/ Frankie Kazarian; Evans wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Six Man Tag: The Gunn Club VS BSHP King, Joey O’Riley & Sean Maluta!
The Gunn Club keeps growing! Colten, the other Son of a Gunn, joins brother Austin and father Billy in the ring for the first time in AEW! Will it be a family celebration to kick off Dark?
The trios sort out and after rock paper scissors, Colten starts against Maluta. Fans cheer as Maluta and Colten tie up. They go around and Colten uses his height to put Maluta in a corner. Colten lets off and Maluta comes out to circle with him. They tie up, Maluta headlocks and wrenches to a wristlock. Maluta cranks on the wrist but Colten wrenches back. Colten has a wristlock but Maluta pulls hair to put Colten in a corner. The ref counts, Maluta lets off but Colten dodges and arm-drags him down! Austin is fired up for his brother but Maluta powers up and puts Colten on ropes. Maluta throws body shots and forearms then whips, but Colten runs him over! Austin fires up again as things speed up, and Colten blocks a hip toss to give a hip toss! Colten dropkicks Maluta down then covers, TWO!
Billy warns Maluta’s team to stay put and Colten wrenches Maluta. Tag to Austin and Austin clubs the arm. Tag to Billy, they wrench and club the arm again. Billy wrenches, tags Austin back in and Austin clubs Maluta’s arm. Austin wrenches, Maluta knees low, tag to O’Riley. O’Riley runs into a drop toehold! Austin headlocks, O’Riley wrenches out and whips but Austin reverses. Things speed up, Austin trips O’Riley then hits the throwback! But O’Riley gets away before Austin can cover! Austin goes back to his corner but O’Riley slides in to tag in King. Austin dares King to bring it on, but Billy tags in.
Billy circles with King and they tie up. Billy powers King to a corner but King turns things around. The ref counts, King lets off but kicks low! King throws forearms then talks trash but Billy ROCKS King with right hands! Billy runs but Maluta gets a cheap shot in! Billy DECKS Maluta, then dodges King, double clotheslines take both men down! Fans rally up as both men sit up. Billy and King find their corners, hot tags to Austin and O’Riley! Austin rallies and then BLASTS O’Riley with an uppercut! Cover, Maluta breaks it! Colten throws Maluta out and brings Maluta up to throw him into railing! Austin hits the QUICK DRAW! Cover, the Gunn Club wins!
Winners: The Gunn Club, by pinfall
The Gunn Club win their first ever trios match in AEW! Will this be just the first of many now that Billy and his sons are all elite?
But while O’Riley still flounders in the ring, LANCE ARCHER shows up! Jake the Snake has the mic as the Murderhawk Monster gets in the ring. O’Riley gets up, and Archer CHOKE SLAMS him out onto King and Maluta!! Jake says “Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord, my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord, my soul to take.” That’s a great sentiment if you believe it. But believe this: The Lord has your soul, but your ass belongs to Archer! So what do you do? Only a fool jumps into a volcano or off a tall building. And only a fool gets in the ring with Archer. Archer says life and death is a very touchy subject in 2020.
But Archer has a fun story. Life once asked Death, “Why do people hate you, but love me?” Death responded that Life is the beautiful lie and death is the painful truth. The painful truth in AEW is that this will keep happening week after week until they get the message and understand that what Archer does is more dangerous than anything anyone else can do. Freud once said the goal of life IS death. He said #EverybodyDies long before Archer did. Archer just has to be the last to die. And he’ll lay every single person in AEW down to sleep.
Ricky Starks VS Travis Titan!
Absolute wants his shot at a title, but he has to keep on winning to get one! Will Starks be a nightmare for the #BigDreamer standing in his way?
The bell rings and the two tie up. Starks waistlocks and slams but Titan slips out to get an arm. Starks slips out to return the armlock and even push down on Titan’s head. Titan fights his way up, wrenches to an elbow breaker then a wristlock. Starks throws a forearm and a CHOP! Starks has Titan in a corner, puts him on ropes to uppercut! Starks whips, Titan slides under but Starks deflects the dropkick. Starks runs but Titan side steps to waistlock. Starks blocks the German, elbows Titan away then rushes in. Titan dodges, springboards but flops! Starks basement BOOTS Titan down, then swaggers around as Titan goes to a corner. Fans cheer for Starks as he drags Titan up and snapmares to KICK in the back! Starks drags Titan back up but Titan hits back!
Titan runs at Starks in a corner but Starks BOOTS him down! Starks brings Titan around to hit a neckbreaker! Cover, TWO! Starks argues the count but he brings Titan up to ram him into a corner! Starks rams his shoulder in then goes to buckle bump but Titan blocks! Titan elbows, Starks CHOPS! Titan blocks the bump again, throws elbows and forearms, then spins Starks around to ROCK him with a right! Titan swings but into a BIG back suplex! Starks says it is time and he walks all over Titan before he air guitars. Starks strikes a pose, brings Titan up and runs, runs and SPEARS! Cover, Starks wins!
Winner: Ricky Starks, by pinfall
He didn’t even need Roshambeaux! Starks tackles Titan down and is surely headed up the ranks. Will Starks absolutely be in line for a title shot?
Joey Janela w/ Sonny Kiss VS Marko Stunt w/ Jurassic Express!
The Bad Boy is raring to get back in action so that he and the Concrete Rose can get back on the road to the top of the tag division! But in his way is a Fun Size speed bump! Will Janela get back in the groove of things?
The bell rings and fans rally up as the two circle. Stunt gets around to roll Janela up, TWO! Janela says to hold on a second but Stunt wants to keep going. Janela offers a handshake, Stunt takes it, and Janela wrings Stunt out! But Stunt rolls through and stomps Janela’s foot! It doesn’t hurt right away, and Stunt runs to tilt-o-whirl. Janela throws him off and runs Stunt over! Janela swaggers about but Stunt gets up to dropkick and dropkick! Janela gets to a corner, Stunt adds another dropkick! Stunt runs to CANNONBALL! Cover, ONE! Janela bails out, Stunt rallies the fans and builds speed, but then stops as Janela ducks. Stunt then springboards, but Janela blocks the DDT to swing Stunt around before hitting the suplex! Janela puts Stunt in the ring, covers, ONE!
Janela argues the count but it was fair. Fans rally up as Janela drags Stunt up. Janela hits a BRAIN BUSTER! Janela soaks up all the cheers and jeers as he goes back to Stunt. Janela brings Stunt up for another BRAIN BUSTER! Cover, ONE!! Stunt is steaming but so is Janela. Fans rally up, Janela DECKS Stunt with a forearm! Janela drags Stunt back up, but Stunt flips through to SPIKE RANA! Janela flops out of the ring and fans fire up for Stunt. Stunt goes to the apron, leaps and DRAGON RANAS! But Stunt’s ankle gets hit in the landing! Stunt hobbles and gets Janela in, covers, TWO!
Fans continue to rally and Stunt fires himself up. Stunt goes to the apron, climbs up the corner, but Janela GAMANGIRIS hard! Janela climbs up, fireman’s carries Stunt but Stunt fights with elbows! Janela still gets Stunt up for a SUPER CRADLE SHOCK!! Cover, Janela wins!
Winner: Joey Janela, by pinfall
The Bad Boy did Stunt dirty there, but it’s what he had to do to win! Janela goes to Stunt and shows him respect by helping him up. No hard feelings here, and everyone moves on. Will Jersey’s Finest be heading towards the tag titles? Will Stunt be able to continue alongside Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus?
AEW presents The Waiting Room!
Rebel/Reba says, “Everyone smile!” AEW’s first ever talk show debuts here on Dark! “The doctor will see you now.” THE Role Model and the face of the AEW Women’s Division, it is BRITT BAKER! Britt walks in and the “studio audience,” which is mostly the talent scheduled for tonight’s Dark, applauds. Britt thanks them and says she’s blushing. Thank you so much. This is a big night for her. First of all, did everyone catch the huge AEW Games announcement? There is so much to look forward to with those, and hopefully everyone loved the picture from the AEW Games kickoff, where it was “a group of extraordinary, talented individuals with endless potential, worth millions,” and Aubrey Edwards.
Rebel has quite the obvious laugh, but Britt says let’s get serious. Britt will not avoid the hot topics here. “At AEW Full Gear, Eddie Kingston’s fairy tale came to an end.” The carriage turned into a pumpkin, and he lost the match. What could have happened if Kingston prepared as much for the match as he prepared his eyebrows, and then tried to become the Green Power Ranger. Britt then turns to congratulating the Young Bucks! Those guys worked so hard, namely on talking to TK and then getting Tully Blanchard banned from ringside for absolutely no reason so that they could STEAL the tag titles from FTR. The Bucks went from backyard to big leagues, and now as the AEW World Tag Team Champions, they can continue “killing the business.” Get your copy of their book who knows where.
Britt moves on with current events. “It’s been a very frustrating couple of weeks in the United States of America as we’ve seen refusal to accept defeat, and downright denial.” Of course she means Cody Rhodes and the AEW TNT Championship. Cody lost to Darby Allin and is now living his own American nightmare. Don’t worry, Tony Khan and the top AEW execs are working on a brand new title to hand to Cody as we speak. The only problem is, we’re going to run out of network names pretty quickly. Maybe this one will be the Cartoon Network Championship? Rebel likes that one, too.
But back to the wonderful premiere of this talk show. It is great that we treat this as a special occasion because it is. Everyone, check under your seats for a special gift! Wait, there’s nothing there. Exactly! Britt couldn’t help it, though. Life isn’t fair. And speaking of fair, Britt’s guests have been treated very unfairly, as they’re not even ranked in the AEW Top Five when they should be. Welcome Jack Evans and Angelico, TH2! Rebel gets the door and The Hybrid2 walk in. Evans tells the fans, “You’re welcome.” More applause, please. They don’t know how to act around greatness.
Britt thanks them for coming and is a big fan of theirs. But what is going on right now? What is it going to take to get TH2 to the tag team titles? “That’s easy: we’re going to make a statement.” Physical and verbal. Evans is the man, the myth, the legend. But even he has had to sit and watch Bucks make this tag division into their vanity project! But think about this: TH2 has been on Dynamite for less time than Cody’s pyro. No, wait! They’ve been on Dynamite less time than Brandi’s action figure. No, they’ve been on Dynamite less time than Brian “Pissin” Pillman Jr, and that guy who rocks the mullet! Britt has them slow down but Angelico has one more. They’ve been on Dynamite for less time than REBEL! Britt wants them to focus on the statement.
Well Evans will take that question: the punkass political posturing will not be tolerated! The teams that think they’ve brushed TH2 aside into the Dark and guided them into oblivion are sleeping on the job. Time to yank them out of bed by the hair and remind them of who they are! They will remember the sound TH2’s boots make hitting against their throats! And the first team to face this karmic retribution is none other than the Bucks’ besties, S C U!! “Those overrated pair of pricks are about to get exactly what they freakin’ deserve!” Angelico asks Britt touch him, and she taps him with a finger. Angelico starts up the Bernie lean as he exits. Britt thanks us for tuning in, see you again for your check-up in The Waiting Room.
Frankie Kazarian VS Griff Garrison!
The Heavy Metal Rebel is about to take on “that guy who rocks the mullet,” the Ivy League MVP. While we all just heard what TH2 wants to do to SCU, will Kaz be able to focus on Griff here tonight?
The bell rings and Kaz circles with Griff. They tie up, go around the ring, and Kaz headlocks. Kaz grinds Griff down then wrenches to a wristlock. Griff rolls, wrenches back to a wristlock, but Kaz rolls and drop toeholds. Kaz floats to the facelock, fans cheer the exchange as Griff gets up. Kaz wrenches again, puts Griff on ropes, then whips. Griff reverses, Kaz whips the back drop away then arm-drags! Griff comes back to arm-drag Kaz! Kaz ducks the discus to kick, knee and LARIAT! Fans fire up as Kaz paces. Kaz follows Griff to a corner and CHOPS him! Griff staggers to another corner but Kaz CHOPS him again!
Kaz puts Griff in the corner, whips him corner to corner then runs to Russian Leg Sweep! Cover, TWO! Kaz keeps his cool, dares Griff to get up, and Griff throws a forearm! Griff dares Kaz to come back, and Kaz CHOPS him! Kaz and Griff talk some trash, Griff CHOPS again! Kaz CHOPS, but Griff grits his teeth to CHOP again! Kaz ROCKS Griff with a haymaker but Griff DECKS Kaz with an elbow! Griff runs in, Kaz dodges but swings into a ROLLING ELBOW! Fans fire up with Griff as Kaz gets to a corner. Griff runs corner to corner but Kaz goes up and sunset flips! TWO, Griff wobbles but Kaz swings. Griff whips Kaz away, Kaz ducks and dodges but Griff BOOTS Kaz down! Kaz staggers up into an atomic FACEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!
Griff keeps his cool while Kaz gets to ropes. Kaz goes to another corner, Griff runs in, but Kaz dodges the splash! Griff ends up on the apron, he ducks Kaz’s punch but Kaz ducks Griff’s counter. Kaz slingshots Griff into the CUTTER! Kaz keeps moving while Griff staggers around. Dragon sleeper, REVERSE DDT! Cover, Kaz wins!
Winner: Frankie Kazarian, by pinfall
Griff showed promise but this is still Frankie Kazarian he’s in there with. Will Kaz make TH2 eat their words as soon as later tonight?
Penelope Ford VS Rahne Victoria!
The Superbad Wedding is still coming, but for now, the Superbad Bride is looking to climb up the ranks. Will she get another win as a wedding gift to herself?
Ford doesn’t even know who Rahne is. The bell rings and Ford BOOTS Rahne right down! Ford rains down right hands but lets up as the ref reprimands. Ford drags Rahne up, bumps her off buckles, then runs in, but Rahne dodges to roll Ford up! TWO!! Rahne runs into another kick, and then Ford snap suplexes her down! Ford insults the fans and then CLUBS Rahne on the back. Ford drags Rahne up, clubs her more, then fireman’s carries. GUT BUSTER DROP! Cover, TWO!! Rahne survives but Ford smirks. Ford kneels on Rahne’s neck to choke her while “apologizing” to the ref! The ref sees that, Ford lets off, and then brings Rahne back up. Rahne blocks, cradles, TWO! Ford CLOBBERS Rahne for it!
Ford smirks as she brings Rahne back up, pushes her down, then kicks her. Ford drags Rahne onto the ropes to choke her! The ref counts, Ford stops at 3, then brings Rahne around to YANK her into the top rope! The ref reprimands Ford but the damage is done. Ford runs and handsprings corner to corner, but Rahne dodges! Ford hits buckles but she goes after Rahne again. Rahne kicks but Ford ducks the enziguri! Rahne slides under and spins Ford around, kicks but Ford blocks! Rahne kicks free and ROUNDHOUSES Ford down! Cover, TWO!! Rahne grows frustrated, but she hammerlocks and spins Ford around. Ford slips out to ROCK Rahne with a right! Ford runs, handsprings, CUTTER! Cover, TWO!!
Rahne survives and Ford is frustrated! Rahne hits back but Ford reels her in for a clothesline! And another! Ford shouts, “WHo is Rahne Victoria anyway?!” PERFECT PLEX! Bridging cover, Ford wins!
Winner: Penelope Ford, by pinfall
The Superbad Girl needed to do more with Rahne than she expected, but she still got the win. Will Ford soon be number one in the rankings?
Brandon Cutler VS Ryzin!
Standing at 2-25-2, the Dungeon Master still has a long way to go before he’s a contender. Will he move up to a threepeat at the expense of the Priest of Sin?
The bell rings and Ryzin says if Cutler wants to fight, he’ll give him a fight. Ryzin then says he’s just kidding, but then he swings on Cutler! Cutler dodges to fire off haymakers! Cutler whips, Ryzin ducks and then holds ropes. Cutler runs in, slides and trips Ryzin, then slingshots for the senton! Cutler runs to LEAP for a leg drop! Cover, TWO! Ryzin grabs the rope and holds tight. Cutler asks the ref what’s up, and Ryzin gets up. Ryzin flapjack hotshots Cutler on ropes! Ryzin kicks Cutler, throws haymakers, “Hail Ryzin!” Ryzin snapmares Cutler to a chinlock but Cutler fights up. Cutler fights out, throws body shots and then runs but into a calf kick! Cover, TWO!
Ryzin is upset but he didn’t put enough pressure on Cutler. Ryzin drags Cutler up but Cutler kicks back! Ryzin haymakers, Cutler KICKS, repeat! Cutler gets the edge, Ryzin ducks one kick but not the enziguri! Cutler runs, Ryzin spins him around and reels him in for a HEADSHOT neckbreaker! Ryzin brings Cutler right back up to suplex, to a GOURD BUSTER! Cover, TWO! Cutler survives and Ryzin argues with the ref. The ref says it was fair but Ryzin decides to climb up top. Ryzin aims, leaps, but the swanton gets knees! Cutler gets to the corner, Ryzin runs in but into an elbow! Cutler slips out as Ryzin comes back in and he ROUNDHOUSES Ryzin away! SLINGSHOT KICK!
Cutler drags Ryzin up for a dragon sleeper suplex but Ryzin snapmares out! Cutler kicks and runs but into boots! Ryzin hops up, Cutler jumps up to KNEE Ryzin first! Then BODY SCISSOR STEINER! Cutler scoops for the T P K! Cover, Cutler wins!!
Winner: Brandon Cutler, by pinfall
Three in a row for Cutler! And “Pretty” Peter Avalon is furious at ringside in his mobile bed. Cutler rubs it in as he holds up three fingers, will he make it four next time we see him?
Tesha Price VS Leyla Hirsch!
The newest addition to AEW couldn’t outdo Big Swole in her debut, and now she’s against some #LEGIT competition! Will Tesha be the one that pays the price tonight?
The bell rings and the two circle. Fans rally up as Leyla and Tesha tie up. Leyla goes after an arm but Tesha gets away. They tie up again, go around, and Leyla throws Tesha down hard! Tesha gets up and resets with Leyla to tie up again. They go around, Tesha manages a waistlock but Leyla gets out to switch to a headlock. Leyla throws Tesha over with a takedown but Tesha gets up. Tesha powers out, Leyla stops herself with the ropes, and takes a second to steady herself. Leyla and Tesha circle, Tesha drop steps to waistlock and mat slam. Tesha shifts to the facelock, Leyla slips out to get the arms but Tesha arm-drags her away! Tesha hits a corner elbow then she tosses Leyla to the other corner! Leyla gets up to get an ENZIGURI! Cover, TWO!
Tesha keeps on Leyla with a whip but Leyla reverses. Tesha stops herself from hitting buckles, tries to backslide but Leyla powers her into buckles now! Leyla CLUBS Tesha again and again then stomps her down! Leyla drags Tesha out to get a FUJIWARA! Tesha endures so Leyla CLUBS the shoulder! And again! Leyla drags Tesha up, kicks away at the arm, then wrings Tesha out into buckles! Fans are divided as Leyla goes ocrner to corner, but Tesha dodges the double knees! Leyla staggers from hitting buckles and Tesha jawbreakers back! Tesha fires off forearms but Leyla CLUBS away! They brawl, Tesha scoops but Leyla fights out!
Leyla shoves Tesha into buckles, Tesha dodges again then cartwheels, but her kick is blocked! Leyla GERMAN SUPLEXES Tesha away! Leyla goes up the corner and MOONSAULTS! To the ARMBAR!! Tesha taps, Leyla wins!
Winner: Leyla Hirsch, by submission
That was LEGIT! Will Leyla prove herself worthy of another title match sooner rather than later?
Jurassic Express VS Team TNT!
Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus have been on a roll, but that could change at the drop of a hat! Will Terrence and Terrell Hughes find a way to derail a boy and his dinosaur?
The teams sort out and JB starts with Terrell. They tie up, JB gets around to waistlock then headlock but Terrell powers out. JB runs him over, then things speed up. Terrell hurdles, JB leaps over the flip to then arm-drag! And arm-drag! And dropkick! Terrence tags in but JB dodges to dropkick him! JB CHOPS, tags Luchasaurus but Terrence whips JB away. JB slides under and Luchasaurus ROUNDHOUSES Terrence down! Luchasaurus puts Terrence in a corner and CHOPS him! And ROCKS him with a right, throws body shots, then throws big knees! Luchasaurus suplexes and slams Terrence down, then looms over him. Terrence gets up and throws hands! TAIL WHIP!
Terrence wobbles, JB tags in and sees Terrence bail out. But TNT pull some #TwinMagic and JB slides at Terrell, only to be shoved into railings! Terrell puts JB in, rains down rights, but the ref reprimands. Cover, ONE, and Terrence tags back in. TNT whip JB to the corner, then Terrell whips Terrence in to ram JB! Terrell adds an elbow then feeds JB to Terrence’s OVERHEAD suplex! Terrence rams JB back into the corner, tags Terrell, and TNT stomp a mudhole in! Tag back to Terrence, and TNT whips JB to ropes. JB holds the ropes, BOOTS back then runs at Terrence. Terrence dodges but JB comes back with a LARIAT! Terrell whips JB but JB does the same LARIAT to him! JB and TNT are all down but fans fire up! JB crawls, hot tag to Luchasaurus!
Luchasaurus rallies with big shoulders and big CHOPS! Luchasaurus boots Terrell, sobats Terrence, but misses in the corner. TNT regroup but Luchasaurus LARIATS them both down! Luchasaurus fires up, choke grips each Hughes brother, but they both escape to double dropkick! JB tags in, runs, but into a double hip toss POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! JB survives but Terrell tags in. TNT coordinate, Terrence goes up top while Terrell scoops JB. But Luchasaurus intercepts Terrence’s leap and JB escapes! JURASSIC CHOKE SLAM for Terrence, Jungle STF for Terrell! Terrell taps, Jurassic Express wins!
Winners: Jurassic Express, by submission
Jungle Jack Perry adds a hold to his arsenal and he keeps the team on the tracks! Will Jurassic Express’ next stop be the tag team championships?
The Acclaimed VS D3 & Angel Fashion!
Anthony Bowens and Max Caster make their entrance and it’s time to hear the newest diss track! “Yo, The Acclaimed bringin’ pain, get smacked to yo’ neck. Yo we whippin’ y’alls asses then cashin’ the check! Now you’re in Jeopardy! Every model chick wanna get with me. Every male model agency wanna book Anthony. You couldn’t get booked for a portrait of your family! Sorry, guys, this the way it had to be! D3, you’re lookin’ just goofy. Why you named after a Mighty Ducks movie? And Angel, we already caught you slippin’. Beat yo ass so bad, left your eye liner drippin’! We are who you plan to be, we are The Acclaimed. If you really think you beatin’ us, y’all’re insane!” Platinum just fired the 5 Tool Player up with that, will they make it another hit in the ring?
The teams sort out and Bowens starts with Fashion. Fashion blocks a kick, spins Bowens but Bowens counter punches! Bowens puts Fashion in a corner, stomps away, then lets off at the ref’s count. Bowens brings Fashion up, whips him to ropes and then drops to hurdle. fashion shoves Bowens, things sped up again and Fashion trips Bowens! Fashion runs to calf kick! Bowens gets to a corner, puts Fashion on the apron but Fashion enziguris back! Fashion boots Caster but Bowens kicks the legs out! Caster CLUBS Fashion while Bowens distracts the ref. Caster apron back suplexes Fashion hard! Caster gets away with it and Bowens drags Fashion in to stomp. Fans rally for Fashion but Bowens tags Caster.
The Acclaimed mug Fashion but Fashion throws body shots. Caster throws forearms and DECKS Fashion! Caster takes a bow, blows kisses, but has to hurry to keep Fashion from the corner! Caster whips, Fashion reverses but Bowens tags in. Caster sunset flips, Fashion stays up, but Bowens runs in to neckbreaker Fashion onto Caster’s knees! Bowens takes his time going to Fashion and he makes Fashion wave to the fans. Fashion swings on Boens but into a back suplex! Fashion lands on his feet, dodges and tags in D3! The Prince of Rome runs and SLING BLADES Bowens down! Bowens gets up but D3 fires off an uppercut and a neckbreaker of his own! Caster runs in but D3 dodges to tilt-o-whirl DDT!
Fans fire up with D3 as he goes to the corner, handstands but Bowens drags him down to a fireman’s carry and USHIGOROSHI! Fashion tags in but he gets a mule kick! Caster goes up as Bowens BRAIN BUSTERS, MACHO ELBOW! #AcclaimToFame! Then torture rack and dropkick, CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED! Cover, The Acclaimed win!
Winners: The Acclaimed, by pinfall
Another smash hit for Platinum and #5SP! They kiss D3’s hand to mockingly thank him for losing, but will things continue to be as smooth as Caster’s rap game for The Acclaimed?
Ivelisse w/ Diamante VS Alex Gracia!
La Sicaria is going solo this week to prove she is still a contender for the AEW Women’s World Championship. Will Ivelisse prove she should be number one to Hikaru Shida’s title?
The bell rings and Gracia gets in Ivelisse’s face. So Ivelisse elbows and CHOPS her for it! Gracia CHOPS back then knuckle locks to go up the ropes. Gracia rebounds and arm-drags Ivelisse away and fans fire up! Gracia runs ot forearm in the conrer, then goes corner to corner, but Ivelisse puts her on the apron. Gracia shoulders in, slides under, but Ivelisse holds ropes to then STOMP Gracia down! ROPE GUILLOTINE! Ivelisse grins and distracts the ref, Diamante BOOTS Gracia in! Diamante brushes her shoe off and Ivelisse LARIATS! Cover, TWO! Gracia is still in this but Ivelisse rains down furious fists!
Ivelisse soaks up the heat, drags Gracia back into a headscissor hold and squeezes tight. Fans rally as Gracia endures, but Ivelisse RAMS Gracia into the mat! Gracia endures but Ivelisse brings her around. Gracia pops out, bridges to a cover, TWO! Ivelisse has the head ‘n’ arm triangle! Gracia endures the katagatami and fights up to throw body shots! Gracia rolls Ivelisse up with a bridge, TWO! Ivelisse spins Gracia around to a slepeer, and SLAM! Cover, TWO!! Gracia survives and Ivelisse can’t believe it! Ivelisse stomps Gracia to a corner, lines up a shot, but runs into a forearm! Gracia dodges then hits a BACKSTABBER!
Ivelisse writhes, Gracia can’t make the cover but fans rally up. Gracia runs at Ivelisse and rallies with clotheslines! Gracia runs and wheelbarrows, to victory roll Ivelisse onto ropes! Fans fire up and Gracia runs, 619!! Then she sentons down! Ivelisse grabs ropes, Gracia drags her away to cover, TWO!! Ivelisse survives but Gracia keeps moving! Gracia runs but Ivelisse ducks the shining wizard to throat chop! Neckbreaker to COMPLETE SHOT! Ivelisse glares as she drags Gracia up again. Ivelisse cravats, snapmare roll and KICK! Cover, Ivelisse wins!
Winner: Ivelisse, by pinfall
Even the bit of blood from the bridge of her nose doesn’t bother her! Ivelisse and that killer kick get another win, will she and the Cuban Diamond by her side be contenders soon enough?
Thunder Rosa VS Lindsay Snow!
The former NWA Women’s World Champion is back in AEW, and wants her title back! But to get to Serena Deeb, she’ll have to climb up the ranks! Will the thunder blow away the snow tonight?
The bell rings, Rosa and Snow circle then tie up. Rosa waistlocks, throws Snow down, then squeezes tight. Snow fights up, pries free and snapmares Rosa down to an armlock. Rosa fights up, throws body shots and wrenches to a hammerlock. Rosa headlocks, hits the takeover, but Snow fights up. Snow pries free, whips Rosa to a corner but Rosa goes up and over to arm-drag Snow away! Rosa dodges Snow, rolls her up but Snow slips out. Rosa whips again, rolls Snow to a cover, ONE! Snow kicks low then whips Rosa to a corner. Snow stomps a mudhole in then shoves Rosa down for more stomps. Snow dead lift gut wrenches Rosa! Rosa dodges the enziguri and comes back with a dropkick! Cover, TWO!
Rosa keeps on Snow but Snow hits back. Snow clubs away on Rosa then gets a heel hook. Rosa stomps with her free foot and even CHOPS Snow! Snow cranks harder but Rosa moves around to get a sleeper! And body scissors! Snow endures, fans rally, Snow moves around but Rosa keeps holding on. Snow fights up, powers Rosa into buckles but Rosa still holds on! Snow powers up and carries Rosa to RAM her into the other corner! Rosa lets go, Snow fires up and runs in, but into a drop toehold! Snow hits buckles, Rosa runs corner to corner to A-List Lariat! Rosa climbs up, and swings knees in! Rosa goes corner to corner, HESITATION DROPKICK! Cover, TWO!!
Snow is still in this but Rosa fires up and climbs the corner. Snow ENZIGURIS Rosa first! Snow gets the arms but Rosa knees her back! Rosa jumps to arm-drag Snow away, then gets around her to fire off fast hands to the body! BIG ELBOW! Not quite Judas Effect but still good! Rosa suplexes Snow up for THUNDER DRIVER! Cover, Rosa wins!
Winner: Thunder Rosa, by pinfall
A strong fight from Snow, but not enough to quell the storm! Rosa is coming for HER title, will Serena Deeb be ready to face the thunder?
“Pretty” Peter Avalon is on another date.
He picks up his date with the help of his Uber driver. “Take us to the river front. Take the scenic route. And please, shh!” His date looks fantastic. May he offer her some cabernet? No? How about some crackers? She takes a saltine, and he offers her corn nuts and a hot dog. He can feed her. No, thanks. Avalon, stop trying to put nuts in her mouth! The car then stops suddenly and Avalon spills his nuts and wiener! The driver is upset with Avalon, he is the worst passenger ever! He keeps harassing the other customers, so get out! What?! Get out! This isn’t Avalon’s car anyway! Fine! One star on your account!
Big Swole VS KiLynn King!
Aerial Monroe had her shot at the title and lost, but the chase never ends! Will Swole go Dirty Dancing on the Queen of Crazy?
The bell rings and Swole circles with King. They tie up, go around, and Swole pushes King through the ropes. They tumble to the floor but stay tied up! The ref counts as the two go around on the apron and around the way! The ring count reaches 5 and Swole pushes King away. King and Swole get in at 9, and fans cheer. Swole says King thinks she’s tough? Ha! King will correct Swole. She doesn’t think it, she knows it! King double guns and then blocks a kick! King throws Swole down but Swole does the splits and pops right back up! Swole rushes King, King dodges and King rams a shoulder! Swole stays up, runs and runs King over!
Things speed up and King trips Swole up! King drags Swole up to a waistlock, Swole switches and clubs King on the back! King pries at the waistlock, but Swole ripcords her and spins! King bails out before Dirty Dancing hits! Swole hurries out after King, but King dodges, only to get an elbow! Swole whips but King reverses to POST Swole! “That’s right baby!” King fires up and she goes after Swole, but Swole RAMS her into the railing! Swole puts King in, aims from the apron and steps in, GET OVER- NO! No cutter and King rains down furious fists! Swole pushes her away, but King comes back to uppercut in the corner! King snapmares Swole then runs to basement dropkick! Cover, TWO! King grows frustrated but fans rally up.
King drags Swole into a chinlock, fans duel, “Swole Time!” “King Time!” Swole fights up, body shots and jawbreakers free! Swole knees low, CLUBS King down then covers, TWO! King is still in this but Swole knees her in the back over and over! Swole drags King up but King throws forearms! Swole dodges the haymaker, King ducks the roundhouse, jumps the sweep but the HEADBUTT hits! Swole runs, wheelbarrows to the COMPLETE SHOT! Fans fire up with Swole and she gets King’s legs! Swole ties King up for the CLOVERLEAF! King taps, Swole wins!
Winner: Big Swole, by submission
The number one rank belongs to Big Swole! Will she cash her title shot in on Shida before the year ends?
Darby Allin is here?
Taz can’t believe this! The AEW TNT Champion is here to dare Ricky Starks to start something! Taz tells Starks to think about this, they have to still have a match for Dynamite! Starks goes to the stage, but Brian Cage is there to back him up! Darby doesn’t mind if they both want some, but Cody shows up from gorilla! And he SMACKS Cage with a chair! Starks sees he’s surrounded and Darby goes after him! Cody helps out but Starks bails out! Team Taz gets away and Taz himself is furious but this will be settled on Dynamite! Will the current and former TNT Champions show Team Taz that they’re not ready, regardless of where they rank?
Jack Evans w/ Angelico VS Christopher Daniels w/ Frankie Kazarian!
The Hybrid2 have been getting on SoCal Uncensored’s nerves, but they’re also dividing and conquering. Will the Fallen Angel turn things around from Jack Evans from the Heavens?
Kaz keeps Angelico in check before the bell rings. Evans and Daniels circle, but Evans tells fans to shut up with the SCU chants. Evans and Daniels tie up, Evans waistlocks but Daniels sits down to roll. Daniels drags Evans up and over to a cover but Evans bridges up and out. Daniels stays on Evans with a waistlock and mat slam, then floats to a facelock. Evans rolls out, wrings the arm and then clamps on. Daniels rolls, facelocks again, but Evans fights up. Daniels snapmares, Evans handsprings through and hammerlocks. Daniels headlocks to a takeover but Evans keeps his shoulder up. Daniels grinds on Evans’ head but Evans headscissors back.
Evans wants the ref to ask Daniels but Daniels doesn’t quit. Daniels reaches up, gets an arm and drags Evans back into a facelock. Evans gets up, drop toeholds and floats to a facelock. Daniels fights up but Evans headlocks. Evans hits a takedown but Daniels keeps his shoulder up. Fans rally, Daniels fights his way up, and Daniels powers out. Evans ducks the Thesz Press but Daniels rolls over the trip to EXPLODER! Fans fire up with Daniels as he drags Evans up and drives his knee into the back! Daniels drags Evans back up to suplex, hold Evans for 4 then drops him! Cover, TWO! Daniels grows annoyed but he drags Evans back up. Daniels whip and back drops Evans! Evans almost lands on his head! Cover, TWO!
Daniels keeps on Evans, whips him to a corner hard, then whpis him corner to corner. Evans reverses, runs in but is put on the apron. Evans counter punches and ROUNDHOUSES, but Daniels uppercuts! Daniels has Evans up top but Angelico grabs at Daniels. The ref reprimands Angelico but Evans boots Daniels away! FLYING CORKSCREW ROUNDHOUSE! Cover, TWO! Evans grows annoyed but he keeps on Daniels with haymakers. Fans rally but Evans whips Daniels to gamangiri him down! Cover, TWO! Evans and Angelico are both annoyed and Evans shouts at the fans again. Evans stomps Daniels, drags him up and throws knees! Evans throws Daniels down by his head, covers, TWO! Daniels stays in this but Evans grows annoyed.
Fans rally but Evans drags Daniels up to scoop and slam. Evans drags Daniels around to get the arm for a double wristlock! Daniels endures as Evans stands over him with the partial Kimura. Daniels moves around, fights up and out of the hold, but Evans CLUBS him down! Evans whips Daniels out hard, then distracts the ref. Kaz keeps Angelico from doing anything, though, and Daniels gets back to the ring safely. Daniels shoulders into Evans, slingshots and sunset flips but Evans rolls through. Evans runs but into BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Daniels can’t cover but fans fire up as he stands. Evans runs in but Daniels rallies with lariats, forearms and cross chops! Evans flounders like Flair and Daniels drags him back up.
Daniels whips, tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Evans survives and Daniels grows frustrated. Daniels calls for the end, drags Evans back up, underhooks but no Angel’s Wings as Evans back drops out! Evans Penalty Kicks Daniels down, then says “BOOM!” STANDING SKY TWISTER! Cover, TWO! Evans is shocked but he drags Daniels back up. Evans wrenches, whips, but Daniels reverses. Evans holds ropes, boots back and goes to the apron to springboard. Daniels gets clear, Evans keep smoving, DOUBLE CLOTHESLINES! Fans rally as both men stir. Daniels is up first but Evans follows to KICK! Daniels forearms, Evans KICKS, repeat!
Evans gets the edge but Daniels dodges to SHOTEI! Evans ROUNDHOUSES, spins but misses, into the COMPLETE SHOT! And KOJI KLUTCH! Evans endures but Angelico gets up to shout stuff. Kaz drags Angelico down and DECKS him! But Evans rolls Daniels, TWO! Daniels has Evans, TWO! Daniels JABS, JABS and whips! Evans reverses, Angelico sweeps the legs! Evans backslides with the bridge, Evans wins!!
Winner: Jack Evans, by pinfall
TH2 gets away with one! SCU got screwed, but will they be the ones giving Evans and Angelico “karmic retribution” soon enough?
Another big Dark but a pretty good Dark. Firstly, pretty big that Britt Baker gets AEW’s first talk show, and she did a great job with it. I like that her talk show was more like a late night talk show with the opening jokes before the guests were brought out. WWE’s talk shows are always quick to get to the guests, so AEW doing something unique is of course a good move. TH2 putting forth their mission was also good, and naturally they would think The Elite are abusing their power, just like a lot of other enemies of The Elite. TH2 gets the better of Daniels tonight, but I’m thinking we get a big tag match blow-off with one team moving up the ranks.
Speaking of, we got a lot of great tag matches tonight, too, with Team TNT looking impressive again. I like that they used twin magic, though it didn’t win them the match. Jurassic Express is going strong, I expect they should get a match with the Bucks at some point. Max Caster does great on the mic with his brand of diss rapping, The Acclaimed does great again as a team with now two combo moves they can bust out, and one day they could be up in the top ranks of the tag division, but for now they’re a strong upper midcard team. I also like that we got the Gunn Club as a trio with Colten officially wrestling for AEW. Whether AEW does trios titles or not, the Gunn Club could be strong with Billy as TNT title contender and the sons as tag contenders. Maybe.
We also got a lot of strong women’s matches tonight from top to bottom. Penelope Ford is keeping herself going though still just outside the title match. Her story with Kip, Miro and the rest will have to finish up first before she really gets going at the title again. Ivelisse and Gracia had a really good match that built Gracia but also helped keep Ivelisse going. Swole VS King was really good, too, but of course Swole wins as she is the #1 contender right now. It seems so strange and rather disappointing that there’s a lot more fire in the NWA Women’s Championship story than AEW’s right now, but that’s what Rosa VS Snow did for that story. Rosa VS Deeb is going to be a lot of fun whenever it happens. But of course, with Swole, Ivelisse and even Ford still going strong, I’m sure AEW will make up for the lull with something big to end the year.
My Score: 8/10