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Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (11/24/20)

SEVENTEEN MATCHES?!

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AEW Dark is giving us a heaping helping of action before Thanksgiving!

AEW stuffs SEVENTEEN MATCHES into one night, with some big names on the card! Sammy Guevara, the Dark Order, Private Party and more!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Big Swole vs Vipress; Swole wins.
  • The Dark Order’s Alex Reynolds & John Silver VS Lee Johnson & Aaron Solow; Reynolds & Silver win.
  • Trent w/ Chuck Taylor & Orange Cassidy VS Michael Nakazawa; Trent wins.
  • Red Velvet VS Tesha Price; Velvet wins.
  • Private Party VS VSK & Baron Black; Private Party wins.
  • KiLynn King VS Rache Chanel; King wins.
  • Sammy Guevara VS Marko Stunt; Sammy wins.
  • Penelope Ford VS Dreamgirl Ellie; Ford wins.
  • Ivelisse and Diamante VS Lady Frost & “Bionic Beast” Jenna; Ivelisse & Diamante win.
  • Brandon Cutler VS Adam Priest; Cutler wins.
  • Six Man Tag: Gunn Club VS Cezar Bononi, KTB, & Seth Gargis; Gunn Club wins.
  • Jurassic Express VS Panda X-Press; Jurassic Express wins.
  • The Hybrid2 VS Griff Garrison and Brian Pillman Jr; The Hybrid2 win.
  • The Acclaimed VS Alex Chamberlain & Damian Fenrir; The Acclaimed wins.
  • Matt Sydal VS Alan Angels w/ Preston Vance; Sydal wins.
  • Peter Avalon VS Fuego del Sol; Avalon wins.
  • Triple Threat Tag: Chaos Project VS Evil Uno & Stu Grayson VS Sonny Kiss & Joey Janela; Uno & Stu win.

PLAY BY PLAY

Big Swole vs Vipress!

Aerial Monroe “welcomes” the newest woman to AEW to open this Dark filled to the brim. But will Swole end up snake bit when she goes Dirty Dancing?

The bell rings and Swole circles with Vipress and ties up. Swole powers Vipress to a corner but Vipress powers out! Swole pushes her away and fans cheer as the two reset. They tie up, Swole wrenches to an elbow breaker then a wristlock. Vipress slips through to wrench and wristlock back but Swole spins through to wrench again. Vipress slips through, hammerlocks, but Swole switches to a waistlock. Vipress switches, Swole pries free and bumps Vipress away. Vipress headlocks to hit the takeover, Swole fights her way up and headlocks back. Vipress lifts, Swole throws her down and has the takeover now.

Fans rally, Vipress gets up and pops out to reel Swole into her own headlock. Swole throws body shots and powers out but Vipress rams shoulders with her. Swole runs Vipress over the second time, then speeds things up. Swole redirects, dodges and elbows Vipress down! Fans rally as Swole whips but Vipress reverses, pulls hair and CLUBS Swole! Vipress throws Swole down by her hair and then stomps her down. Vipress drags Swole by her hair to the ropes and pulls on the braids! The ref counts, Vipress lets off but snapmares Swole to a motorcycle stretch. Swole endures, fights her way back up, and elbows free.

Swole whips but Vipress reverses, only for Swole go up and throw a body shot. Vipress hits back, whips Swole but Swole goes up and over and speeds things up. Vipress gets around her to NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, ONE! Vipress rains down rights, Swole pushes her away, but Vipress runs in at the corner, only to get an URENAGE! Vipress staggers up and Swole rallies with cross chops! Vipress ducks the kick, jumps the sweep, but the HEADBUTT hits! Swole underhooks, Tiger Driver to CLOVERLEAF! Vipress taps, Swole wins!

Winner: Big Swole, by pinfall

There’s a reason she is the number ONE contender! But will Swole get her chance to flex on the champion before the year is over?

 

The Dark Order’s Alex Reynolds & John Silver VS Lee Johnson & Aaron Solow!

The Beaver Boys haven’t had the best of luck lately, especially considering Number 4 lost at Full Gear. Can they rebound at the expense of Big Shotty and #ExtraTalented?

The teams sort out and Reynolds starts against Solow. Fans rally for Solow but Reynolds says he should leave Johnson to #JoinDarkOrder. Solow looks to the fans for what he should do, and he strikes the pose! But then turns the hand into a fist and CLOBBERS Reynolds! Reynolds runs but into a hip toss, then flounders up into a dropkick! Solow mocks the Dark Order hand then puts Reynolds in a corner. Johnson tags in, he and Solow double whip, body shot and neckbreaker! Cover, TWO, but Johnson drags Solow up. Solow rams Johnson into the corner, Silver tags in and they mug Johnson. Silver trophy lifts but Johnson slips out to waistlock.

Silver switches, Johnson bucks him off and dropkicks him down! Johnson tags Solow, they double whip Silver now, and pops him up for an uppercut Hart Attack! Solow adds double stomps, TWO! Solow keeps on Silver with forearms, whips him to ropes, but Silver holds ropes to then kick Solow! Tag to Reynolds, Solow clotheslines Silver out and DECKS Reynolds! Solow builds speed but Reynolds BOOTS him down! Cover, ONE! Reynolds drags Solow up to CLOBBER him! Cover, TWO! Reynolds steps on Solow’s face, fans boo as Silver gloats, but Reynolds bumps Solow off buckles.

Tag to Silver, Dark Order double whip and double hip toss for a double facebuster! Cover, TWO! Silver keeps his cool while Johnson rallies the fans up. Silver KICKS Solow in the chest, KICKS him again, then double guns. Fans boo but Silver says he’s “friggin’ jacked, baby!” Silver puts Solow in a corner to then TOSS him across the way! Silver single flexes now but he goes back to Solow. Fans rally but Silver bumps Solow off buckles. Tag to Reynolds and Reynolds digs his boot into Solow’s face! The ref counts and Reynolds lets off to drag Solow out. Solow throws body shots, forearms and reaches for Johnson, but Reynolds reels him in for a neckbreaker! Cover, TWO!

Tag to Silver and he stomps Solow down, then KICKS him down! Fans rally up as Silver wraps Solow up in a chinlock. Solow fights his way up, throws body shots but Silver KICKS him again! Solow rebounds to corkscrew kick Silver! Fans rally as Silver crawls, hot tag to Reynolds! Reynolds grabs Solow’s leg but Solow kicks at him. Reynolds holds on, Solow still tags in Johnson! Big Shotty rallies on Number 3, then elbows him to a neckbreaker! Johnson kips up and flexes, but then Silver runs in. Johnson dumps Silver out, Johnson runs and FLIES! Direct hit and fans fire up with Johnson! Johnson returns but Silver BOOTS and GERMANS, but Johnson lands on his feet to get around and BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, TWO!

Johnson tags Solow and then brings Reynolds up. Fireman’s carry but Silver slips off to shove Johnson into Solow! The Beaver Boys combine for a EUROUPPER FLAPJACK! But Solow runs to DOUBLE LARIAT them both! Silver and Reynolds go to opposite corners, Solow runs in to clothesline Silver, then Reynolds! Silver dodges, KICKS Solow to Reynolds’ FOREARM, Silver ENZIGURIS, Reynolds STUNNERS, Silver GERMANS! Jackknife cover and the Dark Order wins!

Winners: Reynolds & Silver, by pinfall

Usually it’s a one-two combination, but that’s the three-four combo that won it there! Will the Dark Order’s top recruiters at least win matches rather than win people over to their side?

 

Leva Bates is in the library.

She has pictures of when she and Peter Avalon were together. She literally dumps them and quotes “another famous librarian, ‘Testosterone is the great equalizer, and turns all men into morons.'” That theory is true looking over the last few months. “The One and Only Librarian” is something that scared Leva, but now it has liberated her. She can use all the time and energy wasted on Avalon and use it on herself. Now she’ll show the world what she can do, and that knowledge is power! Brainy can be badass, and Leva looks to write her own story in AEW!

 

Trent w/ Chuck Taylor & Orange Cassidy VS Michael Nakazawa!

It may be #JustTrent in the ring right now, but he wants to gain momentum for him and his friends as the war with Miro and Kip Sabian rages on! But will the Turkish Oil Master trip him up here tonight?

The bell rings and Trent doesn’t trust that bulge in Nakazawa’s shorts. Nakazawa says that’s all natural but the ref also suspects it. The ref checks, and yes it is a bottle of body oil. And wait, is there one in Nakazawa’s butt?! YES! Nakazawa is furious that he was found out! Wait… What about his shoes and his knee pads? One in the left knee! That’s three bottles Nakazawa hid! Cassidy will hold onto those, though even that proves difficult, and Trent shoves Nakazawa. Trent wants Nakazawa to take this seriously! Nakazawa fires forearms back so Trent gives him one! Nakazawa gives Trent a PURPLE NURPLE! And another! And a DOUBLE!! The ref says stop, Trent breaks free and kicks Nakazawa back.

Trent swings, Nakazawa dodges and DECKS Trent! Trent flounders to a corner, Nakazawa runs in but is put on the apron. Nakazawa blocks a punch to give a punch, then climbs up top to leap for a flying shoulder tackle! Trent tumbles all the way out but Nakazawa waits. Trent gets up, regroups with his friends, and the ring count climbs. Cassidy gives Trent points on how to calm down and Trent gets in. Trent and Nakazawa circle, tie up, and Trent hits low. Trent throws forearms, CHOPS Nakazawa in the corner, then CHOPS him again! Trent talks trash and pie faces Nakazawa to then whip and elbow him down!

Fans rally as Trent looms over Nakazawa. Trent brings Nakazawa up, Nakazawa hits low but Trent knees him down. Nakazawa gets to ropes but Trent CLUBS him down! Trent climbs up, Nakazawa trips him up! Trent tumbles off buckles, Nakazawa fireman’s carries but Trent slips off for a HALF ‘N’ HALF! Trent brings Nakazawa bac up, NORTHERN LIGHTS with a fisherman bridge, TWO! Trent grows frustrated but he kicks Nakazawa around. Nakazawa gets to ropes while Chuck and Cassidy slowly rally. Trent whips, Nakazawa kicks back but Trent LARIATS! Cover, TWO!

Trent stalks Nakazawa to a corner, drags him up and throws forearms over and over! The ref counts and pulls Trent away and Nakazawa.. FINDS A FOURTH BOTTLE?! Nakazawa pours oil all over his back, Trent runs over and clotheslines him in the corner! Trent brings Nakazawa around but the tornado slips apart because of the oil! Nakazawa rubs the oil all over his chest as he reels Trent in, OLYMPIC SLAM! Cover, TWO! Nakazawa prepares his most powerful weapon: RAZZBERRY G-STRING! Trent stands up, but he avoids the Nasty Claw! Trent kicks low, reels Nakazawa in but Nakazawa trips him up to jackknife, TWO!

Trent again blocks the Nasty Claw then gets a SAIDO! Nakazawa has been disarmed of his jockstrap and gets the PSYCHO KNEE from Trent! Trent aims from behind, BLINDSIDE KNEE! Trent aims again, PSYCHO KNEE from the front! Cover, Trent wins!

Winner: Trent, by pinfall

To think Trent would use three knees in a row! But clearly, The Best Man and Superbad have unlocked something in Trent. Will he, Chuckie T and Freshly Squeezed be the ones who win the game against Miro and Kip?

 

Red Velvet VS Tesha Price!

Brandi Rhodes would’ve been out here with the young star if not for that attack by Jade Cargill on Dynamite. But will Velvet still be able to stir it up and make Tesha pay the price?

The bell rings and Price circles with Velvet. They tie up, go around, and then break. Velvet and Price tie up again, go around again, and break again. Fans cheer as the two are evenly matched. Velvet gets around, rolls Price, ONE, but Velvet gets the legs for a figure four then a fast body clutch, TWO! Price arm-drags Velvet, Velvet Japanese arm-drags back, then arm-drags again. Velvet eggs Price on, speeds up and leg lariats Price down! Velvet drags Price up to bump off buckles and throw body shots! Velvet stomps then does the splits while digging her boot in. The ref counts, Velvet lets off to snapmare roll and run, to basement dropkick!

Price gets up as Velvet stirs it up, and Price throws her into buckles! Price throws Velvet by her hair, mocks the stir it up gesture then covers. ONE, but Price is right on Velvet. They trade forearms, Price whips and handspring ROUNDHOUSES! Price then BULLDOGS and covers, TWO! Velvet is dazed and Price clamps on a chinlock. Price digs a knee in, fans rally up but Velvet throws elbows. Velvet runs but Price hits a Kitchen Sink Knee! How weirdly fitting. Price then goes back to the chinlock, digging her knee in the back again. Fans rally as Velvet endures and fights up. Velvet breaks free, bobs ‘n’ weaves to ROCK, KICK and HEEL KICK Price down!

Price staggers up and Velvet rallies with elbows! Velvet runs in to wheelbarrow and bulldog! Standing moonsault! Cover, TWO! Velvet keeps her cool as she drags Price up. Velvet whips and drop toeholds Price onto ropes, then runs to DOUBLE KNEE! Velvet keeps moving, shotgun dropkick! Cover, Velvet wins!

Winner: Red Velvet, by pinfall

Call that the Shot of Red Velvet, because she just shot down Price! Will Velvet be serving it up hot and fresh for more of the AEW Women’s Division?

 

Alex Marvez interviews Shawn Spears and Tully Blanchard.

He apologizes for interrupting their conversation, but he has been looking for them. He wants to ask about the controversial win over Scorpio Sky. Wow, really? How ballsy of him to open with that question. How about Spears be just as bold, and knock Marvez’s teeth out of his mouth? Tully calms Spears and Spears says there was no “instant replay,” no bullpen, no flags or timeouts. Do they know what it is these two do for a living? Find weaknesses and exploit them. That happens every day around the world but Spears is a monster for figuring it out? What is it that they really want to ask? “What is next for you and Scorpio Sky?”

Uh, nothing. Scorpio had his chance and did exactly what the world knew what he would: took the higher road. But where did that get him? Spears says this advice to Scorpio: “In this industry, nice guys finish last. DO you understand that?” It isn’t the violence but the distance you are willing to go. Spears has said this from the beginning, and that is why he is vindicated, victorious, and why Scorpio is completely lost. So what’s next for them? Nothing. Now take your ass home, Marvez. Tully and Spears cheers, but what is next for them?

 

Lance Archer and Jake the Snake are here!

But they aren’t alone as the Murderhawk Monster quite literally dumps an AEW prospect into the ring, then gives him a CHOKE SLAM! If that guy wasn’t a rag doll before, he is now. The Snake says the question they keep getting is, “Are you a good guy? Or a bad guy?” Never thought about it, but Snake always thought of himself as “just an honest prick.” But he asks Archer about the guy who invented the DDT. Duh, it’s Jake the Snake. But who stomped and romped all through Japan like Godzilla? Oh that’s Archer! Who’s the guy that carried a large python in a sack? Jake! But who’s the guy who showed up in AEW, took Mark Stunt and tossed him into the front row? Archer!

Jake says he has the topper. Who was the guy that tied the Macho Man in these ropes, and hooked him up with a 15 foot cobra, and left him? Jake the Snake. His favorite moment. Archer likes that, it’s that scary. But who is the guy that every single time that music hits, when that countdown starts, it makes everyone around the ring tear up and afraid, because they know #EverybodyDies? Archer. Then the real problem isn’t who Jake is, or who Archer is. The problem is, they dare anyone in AEW to get in Archer’s face and show us all who THEY are! An open challenge like never seen before has been issued! Who will be brave enough, or perhaps just insane enough, to accept it?

 

Private Party VS VSK & Baron Black!

Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy had a great time helping Matt Hardy win the ELITE DELETION, but now they want to get back on track to those AEW World Tag Team Championships? Will they “invite” the Visionary and the EmpBRUH to this party in the ring?

The teams sort out and Kassidy starts with Baron. The fans rally up as the two approach and tie up. Baron waistlocks, mat slams and SLAPS Kassidy on the back. Baron dares Kassidy to bring it, Kassidy gets up and circles with him and ties up again. Baron wrenches to a hammerlock then waistlock, but Kassidy arm-drags free! Kassidy drop toeholds, floats over and gives back a lot of slaps! Kassidy facelocks, brings Baron over and tags Quen. Kasisdy whips, Quen leap frogs and Kassidy calf kicks! Cover, TWO! Quen wrenches but Baron breaks free to tag in VSK.

VSK and Quen circle, tie up, and VSK knees low. VSK scoops but Quen slips out to arm-drag VSK to an armlock! Fans cheer, Quen wrenches and elbows the arm then tags in Kassidy. Private Party double whip VSK for a double pop-up to the atomic drop! Leg trip and split the wishbone before double basement dropkicks! Baron runs in but Private Party dodges him to double dropkick! Baron bails out, VSK is in a corner and Quen whips him to the corner. Quen runs in and hits a splash while he tags Kassidy. Kassidy feeds VSK to the trip up, catapult BULLDOG combo hits! Cover, TWO!

Kassidy keeps VSK down with a chinlock then shifts to a facelock. Kassidy wrenches, but you can literally hear Baron trip Quen and make him hit the apron! Kassidy ROCKS VSK then wrecks Baron! Kassidy is concerned for Quen but VSK puts him on the apron. Kassidy ROCKS VSK, springboards in but into Baron’s atomic drop to EXPLODER! Baron drops knees and stomps away on Kassidy but the ref counts. Baron lets off at 4, stalks Kassidy to the corner and drags him up to CHOP! Baron snapmares then knees Kassidy into the back. Baron steps over, ties Kassidy’s legs up, and Bow ‘n’ Arrows! VSK tags in to slingshot for a senton onto the stretch! Cover, TWO!

VSK keeps on Kassidy, ROCKS him with an uppercut, then brings him around to tag Baron back in. Baron and VSK mug Kassidy, VSK whips so Baron can whip VSK and he hits Quen! Then Baron whips VSK at Kassidy but Kassidy tosses him out! Kassidy goes up and over Baron, but Baron grabs a leg! Kassidy kicks Baron away but VSK returns to DECK Quen! Kassidy FLAPJACKS VSK, and fans fire up as both men are down! Kassidy stirs, he and VSK crawl, hot tags to Baron and Quen! Quen rallies on Baron with big clotheslines and a  hip toss! VSK gets in to get a back drop! Quen leg lariats Baron, Quen PELES VSK out of the ring!

Quen drags Baron up to whip, but Baron reverses. only for Kassidy to tag in! Headscissor into enziguri! Private Party double whip and then drop toehold Baron onto knees! Quen climbs up to hit a standing shooting star to sandwich Baron! Cover, Private Party wins!

Winners: Private Party, by pinfall

The party rolls on and the Young Bucks better be careful, should the Superkick Party run into some #ShotsShotsShots!

 

KiLynn King VS Rache Chanel!

The Queen of Crazy wants to be on the AEW Women’s Division throne, but she has a long way to go still. Will she at least look good against her fashionable opponent tonight?

The bell rings, she and Chanel circle. They tie up, go around, King wrenches and wristlocks. Channel spins through, wrenches through to get the arm and hook a leg. King stays up but Chanel pats her head. King powers out, wrenches back and drags Chanel to the mat. King gets both arms, ghost pin, TWO! Chanel and King tie up again, King powers her to ropes. The ref counts, King whips Chanel but Chanel comes back to sunset flip! TWO, Chanel gets around to Oklahoma Roll, TWO! King drop toeholds but Chanel stays up so King gets both legs! King rolls Chanel around to cover, TWO! Chanel trips, covers, ONE! King returns the favor, ONE and fans cheer the exchange!

Chanel fixes her hair and King offers a handshake. Chanel says nope, and pats her hair to then kick low and throw King by her hair! Cover, TWO! Chanel drags King up, pulls hair to snapmare King into buckles! King flounders up and Chanel runs corner to corner, to block a boot and give an elbow! Chanel sweeps the leg, smiles and waves then skips her way side to side, for the BOOT WASH! Chanel drags King to a cover, TWO! Chanel keeps on King with a leg trap hammerlock and a neck wrench. King endures, fans rally up and King fights her way up. Chanel shifts to a sleeper and backpack, but King rams her to a corner!

King whips Chanel corner to corner and then runs in, but Channel BOOTS her! Chanel goes up to huricanrana but King blocks it, to swing Chanel into buckles! And then toss her! Cover, TWO! King keeps on Chanel but Chanel throws forearms! King throws forearms back! They brawl back and forth, King clobbers Chanel over and over! King boots and ROUNDHOUSES then GERMANS! Chanel flounders, King covers, TWO! King keeps on Chanel, throws clubbing forearms and whips but Chanel reverses to mule kick, front kick and mule kick again! Chanel winds up, here’s the pitch, FAST BALL! Cover, TWO!!

Chanel calms down and fixes her hair. Chanel brings King up, runs, but into King’s arms! King pops Chanel around to snake eyes! And then a back suplex to the FACEBUSTER! Cover, King wins!

Winner: KiLynn King, by pinfall

#KingdomFalls is what fell Chanel! Will KiLynn use that to become the king of the Women’s Division?

 

Sammy Guevara VS Marko Stunt!

The Spanish God lost ELITE DELETION but at least survived the Inner Circle’s trip to Las Vegas. Will he turn his fortunes around at the expense of Mr. Fun Size?

The bell rings and Stunt throws off his shirt to the fans. Sammy and Stunt circle, fans rally up and the two approach, “secretly” fist bump, and then tie up. Sammy waistlocks and slams Stunt down, then floats all over on Stunt to flex on him. Stunt gets up and SLAPS Sammy! Sammy swings, Stunt ducks and mule kicks! Stunt mockingly asks, “Does your tummy hurt?” Things speed up, Stunt tilt-o-whirls to huricanraa, then he dodges Sammy again to springboard tornillo! Cover, TWO! Sammy bails out but Stunt goes to the apron to DRAGON RANA! Fans cheer and Stunt hits double ax handles into Sammy’s stomach! Sammy gets in, Stunt dodges him in a corner and Stunt goes up to hit a flying elbow! Cover, TWO!

Fans rally behind Stunt as he throws hands on Sammy. Sammy throws Stunt but Stunt rolls up, into Sammy’s KNEE! Sammy stomps away on Stunt then rains down elbows! Sammy stomps more, lets off at the ref’s count, then drags Stunt up. Sammy throws Stunt out and then slingshots to springboard, 450 attack! Sammy puts Stunt in the ring and takes a moment to boast. Stunt gets to a corner, Sammy runs in, but Stunt boots him back! Stunt goes up, and around around, and huricanranas himself and Sammy off the apron! Sammy flounders, Stunt is on the stage and he FLIES! The tope takes Sammy off and Stunt is fired up! Stunt high-fives the front row then puts Sammy in the ring.

Fans rally as Stunt climbs up top. Sammy gets up to ROCK Stunt with a right! Torture rack, GO TO HOSPITAL! Cover, Sammy wins!

Winner: Sammy Guevara, by pinfall

Stunt put up pound-for-pound a big fight, but it wasn’t big enough! Will Sammy get back on track towards a title? Stunt still gives the fist bump back, will these two “secretly” hang out later?

Wait, Sammy gets a mic! “Another win for the good guys, baby.” Hats off to Marko, though. He threw everything at Sammy but that wasn’t enough. Hell, 2020 has thrown everything at Sammy, golf carts included, and Sammy is still standing. There is nothing that can stop what Sammy is, because no one does it like him. Sammy doesn’t phone it in, he doesn’t take days off. Dark, Dynamite, PPV, it doesn’t matter because Sammy is the BEST EVER, every single night! Sooner or later, we will see what Sammy has been saying since day one in AEW. Sammy said that no matter who else says they’re the best, there’s no one bigger than Sammy! No one outshines Sammy! So sooner or later, we’ll see that Sammy isn’t just the best, but that Sammy is a champion! But what title is Sammy going to aim for first?

 

Penelope Ford w/ Kip Sabian VS Dreamgirl Ellie!

The Superbad Couple is almost ready for the wedding of their dreams! But will Ford make Ellie’s first singles match in AEW a nightmare?

The bell rings and Ford circles with Ellie. They approach but Ford avoids Ellie because she just remembered, she hadn’t taken her engagement ring off. Ford gives the ring to Kip for safekeeping, but Ellie rolls her up! TWO, and Ford CLOBBERS Ellie for that! Ford drags Ellie up, whips her to ropes but Ellie knees back, then fires off forearms! Ford shoves Ellie, Ellie blocks to knee and knee and cravat DRIVER! Ford bails out fast and Kip checks on his bride. Ellie builds speed to DIVE into a forearm! Ford gets in, chokes Ellie on the ropes and even gives Kip a kiss. The ref counts, Ford lets off at 4 and then taunts Ellie, “Not in anyone’s dreams!” Ford YANKS Ellie into the ropes!

Ford soaks up the heat as she drags Ellie back up. Ford throws forearms, whips Ellie to a corner, then throws more forearms. Ford whips Ellie out then into buckles, then fireman’s carries. Ellie kicks but Ford GUT BUSTER DROPS her! Cover, TWO!! Ellie survives and Ford argues the count. Two is two, and Ford seethes as she KICKS Ellie! And again! But Ellie ducks the Buzzsaw for a basement German?! Bridging cover, TWO! Ford survives but Ellie drags her up and reels her in. Ford fights off the underhooks and ROCKS her! Ford whips Ellie to a corner, handsprings corner to corner, to back elbow! Ford runs side to side to BOOT Ellie! Then she returns the GERMAN!

Ellie flounders, Ford runs and handsprings to CUTTER! But she’s not done! She makes Ellie pay with the PERFECT PLEX! Cover, Ford wins!

Winner: Penelope Ford, by pinfall

That was Superbad, for Ellie. Will Ford not only be Mrs. Superbad but a contender for the women’s title?

 

Ivelisse and Diamante VS Lady Frost & “Bionic Beast” Jenna!

La Sicaria and the Cuban Diamond are still the Women’s Tag Cup winners, and they’ve proven to be stone cold killers in the ring. But will they cause a meltdown for their opponents here tonight?

The teams get face to face, and the tag cup champions throw sucker punches on Frost and Jenna! But neither falls down! Frost throws hands back on Ivelisse while Jenna storms up on Diamante! Ivelisse hits back, Jenna throws hands and DECKS Ivelisse! Diamante clubs but Jenna whips Diamante. Diamante springboards but her arm-drag is blocked! Jenna SPINE BUSTERS Diamante, tags in Frost, and they combine for an assisted standing moonsault! Cover, ONE, and Diamante swings on Frost! Frost goes Matrix, kips back up, and then handsprings to headscissor! Diamante ends up in a corner, Frost runs in to KICK Diamante down! Frost swaggers but runs into an uppercut!

Diamante grinds Frost’s face on ropes, tags in Ivelisse, and they hang Frost out to dry! Diamante uppercuts then Ivelisse BOOTS Frost down! Ivelisse covers, TWO! Ivelisse switchblade kicks Frost down, covers, TWO! Ivelisse grows frustrated, and she drags Frost up. Frost throws body shots but Ivelisse clubs her down. Ivelisse wraps Frost up in a chinlock and body scissors but Frost fights up. Ivelisse grinds forearms in Frost’s face but Frost fights back! Ivelisse CLUBS Frost again, then tags Diamante. The tag cup winners double SLAM Frost down and Diamante flips Jenna off! Diamante hits a sliding uppercut on Frost! Diamante goes back to the chinlock and she thrashes Frost around.

Fans rally up as Frost endures and fights her way up. Frost elbows free but Diamante knees back. Tag to Ivelisse, and Frost is fed to boots! Ivelisse stomps Frost, dribbles her off the mat then rains down rights! The ref reprimands, Ivelisse lets up and Frost hits back! Frost reverse scorpion kicks but Ivelisse shoves her, for a FLIPPING NECKBREAKER! Both women are down, fans rally up, hot tags to Diamante and Jenna! The Bionic Beast DECKS Diamante, DECKS Ivelisse then rocks, kicks and LEG LARIATS Diamante! Jenna powers up, Diamante hops on for a sleeper but Jenna throws her off! Ivelisse gets in, Jenna has them both for a DOUBLE CHOKE SLAM! Cover, TWO!!

Jenna drags Diamante up and fireman’s carries. Ivelisse comes in, Jenna swings Diamante’s boots at her but Ivelisse avoids those. Ivelisse kicks Jenna in the leg, DECKS Frost off the apron, then helps Diamante out, SUPERKICK to CODE RED! Cover, Diamante and Ivelisse win!

Winners: Ivelisse & Diamante, by pinfall

Power isn’t everything as a tag team, but experience makes a tag team powerful! Will Diamante and Ivelisse continue to bring that power to the AEW Women’s Division?

 

Brandon Cutler VS Adam Priest!

Going by just his wins, the Dungeon Master is 3-0! Will Cutler make this 4-0 for a month of victories?

The bell rings and Cutler circles with Priest. The fans rally up and Cutler tie sup with Priest. They go around, Cutler puts Priest in a corner but lets off at the ref’s count. Priest comes back and he circles with Cutler again. They go around, Cutler headlocks to a takeover, but Priest fights up. Cutler throws Priest down again, but Priest moves around. Priest powers Cutler to ropes, the ref counts, and Priest lets off. Priest tries to fake Cutler out but Cutler doesn’t fall for it. They tie up, Priest hammerlocks, but Cutler reaches back to get another headlock takeover. Priest headscissors, Cutler pops out, and hits another headlock takeover!

Priest fights up, pushes Cutler to ropes and pulls ears. The ref counts, Priest kicks low then cravats. Cutler endures as Priest cranks and brings him to a knee. Cutler slips out and around to get a headlock. Priest throws body shots, powers out but Cutler runs him over! Things speed up, Cutler runs Priest over again. Priest side steps the next time, things speed up more, Cutler hits a flying tackle! Cutler flex the pecs but Priest CHOPS him! Cutler just grins and CHOPS back! Cutler whips, but Priest stomps a foot. Cutler throws hands, runs, but Priest up-ends him with that chop block!

Priest stomps Cutler in a corner, Cutler throws body shots but Priest clubs him. Priest has a leg to DRAGON SCREW! And a leg DDT! Cutler flounders to a rope, Priest CHOPS him but Cutler hits back! Priest throat chops! Cutler sputters, Priest puts Cutler in a corner and stomps a mudhole. Priest wraps the legs on ropes, the ref counts but Priest lets off. Priest runs corner to corner but Cutler haymakers aback! Cutler stomps and punches away, then whips him to ropes. Priest reverses, kicks the leg then wrenches, and hooks Cutler’s leg and cravats, for a modified Russian Leg Sweep! Priest’s from Alabama, maybe that’s an Alabama Sweep? Cover, ONE!

Cutler flounders to a corner, Priest runs in, but Cutler dodges! Cutler ROUNDHOUSES, slingshot enziguris then standing enziguris! Priest staggers, Cutler fireman’s carries but Priest fights out. Priest clubs Cutler, waistlocks and O’Conner rolls but Cutler bucks him off! Slingshot, springboard, FLYING FOREARM! And then a springboard FROGGY-BOW! Fans fire up for Cutler as he drags Priest up, shoves and scoops, to the TOTAL PARTY KILL! Cover, Cutler wins!

Winner: Brandon Cutler, by pinfall

The #TPK is the win, and Cutler has four wins in a row! Is Cutler slowly but surely building his way towards a big win streak?

 

AEW Dark presents a new episode of The Waiting Room!

Rebel/Reba welcomes us back, and introduces our host, “my dentist and yours,” Dr. Britt Baker! Britt walks in and is again so flattered by the standing ovation, that no one gave. The response to her talk show has been so overwhelming! The fans know that “The Baddest Bitch on the Block” isn’t just a dentist or just a wrestler, but that she is AEW’s franchise star and “quite the comedian.” Her office has been flooded with requests for her to appear! The Laff Factory, the Comedy Store, they all want Britt. Britt tries out some new material real quick: “What is a dentist’s favorite dinosaur? A Floss-araptor.” Rebel’s sidekick laugh is getting dorkier.

But let’s get to tonight. A big congratulations to Renee and Jon Moxley for their baby! Really, she means it. Renee, we can only hope Moxley doesn’t no show the delivery like he did last week’s contract signing. That’d suck…! Fans groan on that one. But Britt gives a big Waiting Room welcome to her guest, the blackbelt in judo and blue belt in Brazilian jiujitsu, the Brazilian Baddie, TAY CONTI! Conti makes her entrance, hugs Britt and takes a seat. Britt is so happy to have Conti tonight, and wants to sort something out. Is it said “Tay” like it’s spelled? Or more like “tie?” Britt would never want to insult her by saying it wrong. That’s just rude. Right, Reba?

Tay thanks Britt for asking, and it is “Tie.” Okay, then! “Tie” Conti, get it right, guys! Britt now joins Conti on the couch and wants to get to know her. This isn’t always about Britt. But who is Conti’s favorite competitor in the AEW Women’s Division? Other than herself and her friend, Anna Jay, Conti is a fan of Serena Deeb and Red Velvet. And…? Oh, duh! And Conti would love to have a match with the most important of the division: Hikaru Shida! Britt doesn’t like that answer but Rebel catches the show’s first “mail call.” And this is from “Tony S” in Atlanta. “What’s your relationship status?” Tony, that’s a bit weird to ask. Conti says no offense, but that is none of our business.

Well! This is Britt’s show, so answer the question. Conti will repeat herself. She knows she has an accent, so she’ll make it clear. “It’s none of your damn business!” Britt and Conti get in each other’s face and Rebel cools things off for their first ever musical guests! It’s The Acclaimed, Max Caster and Anthony Bowens! “AEW! The Acclaimed have arrived! Hit it, Max!” Yo yo! “You can try to be like us. You can try to be like us. You can try to be like us. I don’t really think you can ever do enough, though. You are not prepared to be acclaimed. You could never travel our terrain. And I think we ready for the Hall of Fame! Platinum Max isn’t just a name!

“You will never be cuter than I am. Bowens’ got more talent in his right hand, than anybody on the whole roster! And we got these tag teams lookin’ awkward. Wait, maybe you should be like Britt. Put the smile on that’s priceless. Yo! It’s priceless! And we about to leave y’all lifeless! ‘eeey! Be like us! You can try to be like us! You can try to be like us! I don’t think you could ever do enough, though.” Conti isn’t really feeling Caster’s flow, but Britt has the fans give it up for The Acclaimed! That’s all for tonight from the Waiting Room, and your favorite doctor, Britt Baker, DMD!

 

Six Man Tag: Gunn Club VS Cezar Bononi, KTB, & Seth Gargis!

Billy and his sons, Austin and Colten, did great in their debut as a trio, but now they have to do it again! Will they be able to hit the target on the Brazilian V8 Engine, #KyleTheBeast and the Conqueror of Fear?

The trios sort out and after rock paper scissors, Austin starts against KTB. They tie up, go around, and Austin puts KTB on ropes. KTB turns it around, but Austin arm-drags KTB away. KTB runs Austin over, things speed up and Austin trips KTB up, to then hit a bulldog! Cover, TWO! Austin wrenches KTB and tags in Colten. The brothers hand off the wrench, but KTB reverses the wrench to knee low. Tag to Gargis and Gargis clotheslines Colten in a corner. Gargis whips corner to corner but Colten reverses and hits a kitchen sink knee! Colten wrenches, tags in Billy and Billy clubs the arm.

Billy wrenches, tags Austin, and Austin clubs the arm. Austin keeps Gargis from his team, to wrench and tags Colten. Colten clubs the arm, wrenches Garbis again, and tags Billy. Billy double ax handles, but Gargis headlocks Billy powers out and runs Gargis over, then covers, TWO! Gargis gets away and Bononi tags in. Bononi and Billy talk trash, Bononi kicks low and runs to r un Billy over! Bononi fires up, speeds up but Billy hurdles and runs Bononi over! Fans fire up as Billy choke grips, but Bononi breaks free and ROCKS Billy! Austin tags in before the whip, Billy dodges and Austin gets around to duck and dodge, but Bononi still LARIATS!

Bononi looms over Austin in a corner before he stomps a mudhole! The ref counts, Bononi lets off but digs his boots in. The ref counts again, Bononi stops to tag in KTB. KTB drags Austin up to put him in a corner, KTB runs in to roll and RAM Austin! KTB snapmares and runs to a headbutt drop! Cover, ONE, but KTB drags Austin to the corner. Gargis tags in, they mug Austin, and Gargis drags Austin up to stomp him down. Tag to Bononi and Bononi stomps Austin more. Austin crawls, Bononi stalks Austin and taunts him, “You want daddy?” Bononi whips Austin to clothesline him in the corner, then back suplexes for the FACEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!

Bononi looms over Austin, but he sucker punches Billy! The ref keeps Colten back and Bononi runs in, but Austin dodges! Bononi gets buckles but Gargis tags in! Austin enziguris Gargis, and hot tags Colten! KTB runs in but Colten CLOBERS him! Colten CLOBBERS Gargis, dumps Bonin then DOUBLE LARIATS the others! Dropkick for Bononi and Colten fires up! Colten runs to splash KTB, then splashes Gargis! Colten rolls Gargis to dropkick him, then he tosses KTB! Colten covers Gargis, but Bononi breaks it! Billy gets in to clothesline himself and Bononi out! Colten runs, kicks Gargis, and COLT 45! Cover, the Gunn Club wins!

Winners: The Gunn Club, by pinfall

A remix on his daddy’s Famouser, Colten gets his first pin in AEW and a win for the family! Will the Gunn Club help the Nightmare Family rise up in AEW as a whole?

 

Jurassic Express VS Panda X-Press!

Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus are on track for big things in the AEW Tag Division, but they’re about to have a run-in with a different kind of beast! Will a boy and his dinosaur be able to survive a head-on collision with Super AND Ultimo Panda?

The teams sort out, and Ultimo Panda starts with JB. They circle, fans rally up and Ultimo gets into it. Ultimo and JB tie up, but Ultimo pats his panda belly. JB headlocks, Ultimo powers out and they ram. Ultimo says the panda power is strong, so JB dares him to run. Ultimo does, JB drops down and hurdles up to then drop again. Ultimo gets winded already, and JB knuckle locks, CHOPS and goes around the corner to arm-drag and dropkick! Ultimo tags Super but JB dropkicks him down! JB tags Luchasaurus, Super reverses the whip but JB ducks the roundhouse, Luchasaurus ROUNDHOUSES Super down!

Luchasaurus drags Super up but Super CHOS! Luchasaurus doesn’t even flinch. He eggs Super on, so Super goes to chop again, only to be blocked! Luchasaurus CHOPS Super, then puts him in a corner to fire off fast hands! Luchasaurus brings Super around to suplex for a SLAM! Fans fire up as Luchasaurus scoops Super. Super slips away, tags Ultimo, and Luchasaurus dodges to BOOT and ROUNDHOUSE Ultimo down! Tag to JB, kneeboard senton! Cover, TWO! JB brings Ultimo up to CHOP, then whips. Ultimo reverses, JB sunset flips but Ultimo stays up! Super reaches out but the ref reprimands. Ultimo sits down on JB! Cover, TWO!!

Ultimo tags Super and the Panda X-Press whips JB to a corner. Ultimo runs in and back body blocks! Panda SANDWICH takes JB down! Super covers, TWO! Super drags JB up and throws forearms. Tag to Ultimo, the X-press mugs JB and Ultimo whips JB to a corner. Tag to Super, and Ultimo whips Super in to back body block! Super whips JB out, but JB avoids the sandwich this time! JB hurries to hot tag Luchasaurus! Luchasaurus runs through the clotheslines to double shoulder tackle! Luchasaurus CHOPS, CHOPS, BOOTS and mule kicks! Ultimo dodge sin a corner, but Luchasaurus comes back to DOUBLE LARIAT the pandas!

Luchasaurus choke grips Super, but shoves him aside as Ultimo swings on him. Ultimo powers up to CHOP! But Luchasaurus TAIL WHIPS him down! Super dodges one kick, then another, but not the QUESTION MARK! Luchasaurus tags JB, they focus on Super but Ultimo pushes JB away and saves Super! Super hits a swinging stunner! Ultimo hits a back elbow and Luchasaurus tumbles out! POP-UP SAMOAN DROP for JB! Super goes up top, for a PANDA SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! JB survives and the X-Press can’t believe it! Super drags JB up, suplexes but JB slips out to SUPERKICK!

JB sees Ultimo coming and dumps him out hard! JB tags Luchasaurus then RWECKS Ultimo with a dropkick! Luchasaurus gut wrenches Super, JURASSIC CUTTER! And then, SPINNING BUZZSAW, to BLINDSIDE LARIAT! cover, Jurassic Express wins!

Winners: Jurassic Express, by pinfall

Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus derailed the Panda X-Press to keep their momentum going! Will they be moving up towards those AEW World Tag Team Championships?

 

The Hybrid2 VS Griff Garrison and Brian Pillman Jr!

Angelico and Jack Evans are facing Top Flight on tomorrow’s Dynamite for what they did after that top notch tag team title match with the Young Bucks. Will TH2 make an example out of two other young stars in the Ivy League MVP and Bulletproof BPJ?

The teams sort out, Angelico starts with BPJ and fans fire up as they circle. Angelico wrenches to a hammerlock, headlock, then wrenches to a wristlock. BPJ rolls, cartwheels and wrenches back. Angelico spins, wrenches, spins BPJ to a chinbar then a headlock. BPJ powers out then dodges to run Angelico over! BPJ arm-drags then dropkicks Angelico, and he mocks the Bernie Lean! BPJ wrenches Angelico, Angelico drags BPJ away to kick a leg out! Tag to Evans, BPJ fights back while Evans talks trash, but Angelico has BPJ as Evans slingshots, neckbreaker backbreaker combo! Cover, TWO!

Evans clubs BPJ down, BOOTS Griff but the ref has to keep Griff back. Evans dribbles BPJ off the mat, drags him up and bumps him off buckles. Evans wrenches, whips him corner to corner, then runs in to handspring clotheslines! Evans snap suplexes and covers, TWO! Fans cheer as BPJ pushes Evans away but Evans stomps BPJ down. Evans throws knees, then throws BPJ down! BPJ sits up but Evans is on him with a cover, ONE! Evans drags BPJ up, BPJ throws body shots but Evans bump shim off buckles. Tag to Angelico to throw hands and a KICK! BPJ CHOPS back, then CHOPS again! BPJ wrenches, whips but Angelico reverses to get around and roll BPJ, to tie up the legs! NAVARRO TRES MIL!

BPJ endures as Angelico bridges on the inverted figure four! Fans rally and BPJ gets the ropebreak! The ref counts, Angelico lets BPJ out of the Navarro 3000, but then he drags BPJ over to tag in Evans. TH2 double whips, and then Evans hits a leaping enziguri! STANDING SKY TWISTER! Cover, TWO! Evans taunts Griff and he stomps BPJ down. Evans drags BPJ up, scoops him and slams him, then goes to a corner. Evans climbs up, he says we’ll all see what he can do. But BPJ gets up to SHORYUKEN! And then springs up to SUPERPLEX! Both men are down and fans rally up, hot tag to Griff!

Griff rallies on Evans, DECKS Angelico then BOOTS Evans! Angelico runs in but gets the ROLLING ELBOW! Griff fires up and runs at Angelico in a corner for a splash! Griff blocks a boot, wheelbarrow FACBEBUSTER! Evans leap sin but Griff catches him !BPJ tags in, throws hands, then they coordinate for a BLOCBUSTER SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! BPJ is furious, but he drags Evans back up. He and Griff throw hands, whip Evans, but Angelico tags in. Evans dumps Griff out hard, dropkicks BPJ then boots him, Evans mule kicks Griff to then ASAI! Angelico Penalty Kicks a leg out! Then hooks BPJ up, Navarro DEATH ROLL, into the KNEEBAR! BPJ taps, TH2 wins!

Winners: The Hybrid2, by submission

Angelico holds on longer to teach BPJ a lesson, and perhaps to send Darius and Dante Martin a message! They even stomp away on BPJ just to add on! But here comes Top Flight! The Martins throw hands, double whip and crisscross, but TH2 bails out! Will Air Wolf and Angel Durado be the ones teaching TH2 a thing or two tomorrow?

 

The Acclaimed VS Alex Chamberlain & Damian Fenrir!

We saw Max Caster and Anthony Bowens earlier on the Waiting Room, but they’re going to bring the noise in the ring! “Now you boys can’t run. Why this grandpa teaming with his grandson? And Damian, you ain’t even in the game we’re playing. The only games you play are with Kip Sabian and Miro. Chamberlain looking like 1000 zeros. Looking like you a six foot Italian Hero. Yo I think you had enough. The Acclaimed leaving b*tches in the back looking up. Wow…!” Caster is platinum with the diss tracks, but will he and the 5 Tool Player continue to back up the smack?

The teams sort out and Bowens starts with Fenrir. They circle, tie up, and Bowens powers Fenrir to a corner. The ref counts, Bowens lets off but then CHOPS! Bowens CHOPS again, and again! And again, with machine gun chops! Bowens lets off and talks trash before he whips corner to corner. Fenrir goes up and over and arm-drags Bowens around! And then dropkicks him down! Bowens flounders, tags Carter but Fenrir dropkicks him! Caster flounders to his corner, but he dodges Fenrir, so the forearm hits Bowens! Caster boots Fenrir, throw shim out, but Fenrir lands and Bowens Electric Chair SLAMS Fenrir on the apron! “He kicked me in the face, I’ve got a photoshoot tomorrow!”

Caster goes out to stomp Fenrir with Bowens, then they put Fenrir in. Bowens kicks Fenrir around, drags him up and throws elbows and forearms over and over. Fans boo but Bowens drags Fenrir up to wrench and tag in Carter. Fenrir fires hands but Bowens mule kicks, Caster sunset flips for the neckbreaker onto knees! Caster blows kisses and thanks the fans before he drags Fenrir back up. Caster clobbers Fenrir with crossface forearms, then blows another kiss. Caster back suplexes high and hard! Fenrir writhes and Caster mocks his pain, but brings Fenrir back up and puts him on the apron.

Caster chokes Fenrir on the ropes, the ref counts and he stops at 4, but Bowens mule kicks Fenrir down! Caster drags Fenrir back but Fenrir jawbreakers! Caster grabs Fenrir but Fenrir enziguris! Tag to Chamberlain and Bowens! Bowens runs into a SPINEBUSTER! Chamberlain DECKS Caster, drags Bowens up and into the corner. Chamberlain dares Caster to talk trash now, but the ref keeps Caster out of the ring. Chamberlain and Fenrir get away with mugging and choking Bowens! Bowens’ body is cashing the check Caster’s mouth wrote, and Chamberlain hip tosses Bowens down. Fenrir tags in, he clubs Bowens but Bowens ROLLING ELBOWS back!

Bowens glares at Chamberlain and makes him back down! Tag to Cater, the Acclaimed give Fenrir the BRAIN BUSTER to MACHO ELBOW! Cover, the Acclaimed wins!

Winners: The Acclaimed, by pinfall

Caster rubs Fenrir’s belly, perhaps a reference to his namesake. The Acclaimed are still rolling, will they drop another hit as they climb up the AEW Tag Division ranks?

 

Matt Sydal VS Alan Angels w/ Preston Vance!

Two high-fliers go head to head in a battle of the Third Eye and the Dark Order’s Number 5! But will Sydal’s ground game drag Angels back to Earth? Or will he end up the one with his wings clipped?

The bell rings and Angels has a new white mask, perhaps a sign of where he stands in the Dark Order now. Sydal says he is not going to #JOinDarkOrder, he wants Angels to join him! Open the third eye and see the truth! Angels doesn’t want to listen and he shoves Sydal. Then shoves him again. Sydal just sits down, but Angels only gets angry! Sydal stands and ties up with Angels. They go around, Sydal knees low then says “namaste.” They go again, Sydal waistlocks to a headlock then wrenches to a wristlock. Angels pulls hair, wrenches around to an elbow breaker and wristlock. Sydal rolls, spins and handsprings to wrench back and wrangles Angels down.

Fans rally, Sydal brings Angels up to cravat and snapmare. Cover, ONE, but Sydal snapmares to another cover. ONE, cradle roll, TWO! Angels backs off to a corner and fans cheer the technical exchange. Sydal and Angels circle, tie up and Angels kicks low. Angels throws haymakers, snapmares but Sydal cartwheels through to arm-drag Angels around! Crucifix takedown, TWO! Sydal has the facelock, Angels fights up to get a leg. Sydal headlocks but Angels powers out but Sydal blocks a hip toss. Angels blocks. Sydal flips to huricanrana! But Angels comes back to LARIAT! Angels throws EuroUppers and then throws hands in the corner. The ref counts and Angels lets off at 4.

Angels drags Sydal up, brings him around and back suplexes, but Sydal crossbodies! Cover, TWO! Angels kicks, Sydal blocks and spins and scoops to a SIDEWALK DRIVER! Cover, TWO! Sydal keeps his cool but Preston Vance gets Angels out. Sydal runs and wrecks Number 10 with a dropkick! Sydal goes to the apron but Angels gets him with an apron STO! Angels gets in, Vance stomps away on Sydal behind the ref’s back! Vance gets away with some more but Angels goes out to drags Sydal up. Angels puts Sydal in, covers, TWO! Sydal grits his teeth as he gets to a corner but Angels chokes him on the ropes! “LOOK AT HIS THIRD EYE!”

The ref counts, Angels lets off to CHOP! Sydal kicks low and CHOPS back! Angels kicks, stomps a mudhole and rains down fists! The ref counts, Angels lets off but covers, TWO! Angels bearhugs Sydal but fans rally up. Sydal fights up, elbows and switches to GERMAN! Angels lands on his feet to DOUBLE STOMP! Cover, TWO! Angels keeps his cool, fans rally up and Angels KICKS! Sydal KICKS, and repeat! Angels KICKS again and then whips. Sydal stops himself to kick and ROUNDHOUSE back! Standing corkscrew! Cover, TWO! Sydal grows frustrated but he focuses his third eye. Angels goes to a corner, Sydal runs in but Angels elbows him away. But Sydal windmill kicks!

Sydal fires up, brings Angels in and fisherman’s to the BRAIN BUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Angels survives but Sydal drags him to a drop zone. Sydal goes up top, but Angels springs up to run and KNEE Sydal down! Angels climbs up, pulls hair and mocks the third eye. Sydal fights back, sunset flips but Angels flips through! SPANISH FLY! Cover, TWO!! Sydal survives and shocks Angels! Angels waits for Sydal to sit up, brings him in but Sydal gets around, Cobra Clutch LEG SWEEP! And then the COBRA CAMEL! Vance distracts the ref and Sydal runs at him! Vance gets away, Angels HEEL KICKS Sydal down! Now Sydal is in a drop zone, Angels goes up and MOONSAULTS! Cover, TWO!!

Fans rally but Angels says he’s going to finish this. Angels drags Sydal up by his hair, slashes the throat and reels him in but Sydal slips out, kicks and rolls Angels to a cradle, TWO! JUMPING KNEE! PAGE TURNER! Cover, Sydal wins!

Winner: Matt Sydal, by pinfall

Sydal survives to fly another day! Will his third eye continue to pay off for him as he faces further competition?

 

Peter Avalon VS Fuego del Sol!

“Pretty” Peter Avalon hasn’t seen a lot of action since he got dumped by Leva Bates. But now he’s back in the ring, raring to go! Will Avalon put out the Fire of the Sun and finally score?

No longer the Librarian, Avalon no longer hushes anyone, and he comes out to sexy saxophone. The bell rings and Avalon circles with Fuego. They tie up, Avalon powers Fuego to ropes but Fuego turns it around. Avalon shouts, “NOT THE FACE!” and Fuego lets off. Avalon calms down, he and Fuego circle again. They tie up, Avalon wrenches to yank to a wristlock. Fuego uses the ropes to flip through and wrench back, but Avalon rolls. Fuego rolls with him! Avalon spins, wrenches to a hammerlock, but Fuego reaches back to go up and snapmare. Things speed up, tilt-o-whirl to a roll up, TWO! Fuego gets a Half Crab, but Avalon turn over and boots Fuego away!

Fuego comes back with a jackknife, TWO! Avalon sunsets, TWO! Fuego high stacks, TWO! Cartwheel and calf kick takes Avalon down! Avalon flounders up and swats the dropkick away! Fuego flounders to ropes, Avalon clotheslines him out hard! Instead of fetching Fuego, he lounges on the ropes. The ring count climbs, Fuego is back in at 5 but Avalon stomps him down! Avalon drags Fuego up, wrenches and back suplexes high and hard! Cover, TWO! Avalon stalks Fuego to ropes and chokes him! The ref counts, Avalon stops at 4, and then “apologizes.” Avalon drags Fuego up to throw haymakers, then he whips Fuego to LEG LARIAT! Cover, TWO!

Avalon snarls as he drags Fuego up and puts him on the top rope. Fans rally up as Avalon SHOTEIS! Avalon climbs up, brings Fuego up but Fuego resists the superplex. Fuego headbutts Avalon down, adjusts and leaps, big crossbody! Fuego rallies with cross forearms, but Avalon kicks low. Avalon whips, Fuego reveres to cross-arm Gory Especial for a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Avalon survives but Fuego rushes at him in the corner. Avalon put shim up top, Fuego boots Avalon away then reels him in, for a tornado, but Avalon TOSSES him! Avalon sees his opening, MARTI-KNEES! Cover, Avalon wins!!!

Winner: Peter Avalon, by pinfall

Even #PPAAllDay is shocked! He finally has his first win after twenty-seven wins! Pretty Peter has finally scored, but will this be just the first of many times?

 

Triple Threat Tag: Chaos Project VS Evil Uno & Stu Grayson VS Sonny Kiss & Joey Janela!

Luther and Serpentico, the Dark Order’s OG, and Jersey’s Finest. Certainly three of AEW’s most eccentric and unique tag teams, but only one can move up the ranks in the tag division! Who takes one step closer to the Young Bucks and those AEW World Tag Team Championships?

The Concrete Rose and Bad Boy are last to enter, and they get umped by the Dark Order, only to dump them out. But then Chaos Project jumps them to double whip! Jersey’s Finest throw them out, too, and fans fire up as they each take a corner. Kiss and Janela DOUBLE CROSSBODY to bowl everyone over! Fans fire up with Janela and he says, “Hello, Taz!” Janela puts Serpentico in, the bell rings and tag to Kiss. Jersey’s Finest whip SNAKEMAN to body shot, BOOT and table top backbreaker! Then a Jersey combo with the splash and leg drop!

Kiss drags Serpentico up to whip, Evil Uno tags in off Serpentico, but Kiss DECKS Serpentico only for Uno to kick. Kiss reverses the whip, Uno shoves him to Stu but Kiss fights out of the mugging! Kiss DECKS Stu but Uno jawbreakers! Stu enzugiris, Uno EXPLODERS! Cover, TWO! Uno stands on Kiss’ hand and stomps the fingers! Uno drags Kiss over to bump off Stu’s boot, then tags Stu in. The OG work together, Stu whips Uno in to back elbow! Uno snapmares Kiss for Stu’s basement boot! Cover, TWO!

Stu keeps his focus as he drags Kiss up and rams him into the corner. Tag to Uno, the Dark Order mugs Kiss, Uno slaps Kiss around. Uno taunts Kiss to tag Janela, but then brings him away, only for Kiss to power him to the Chaos Project corner. Serpentico tags in off Uno, and Luther shouts at Uno to go to his corner! Uno leaves as Serpentico snapmares Kiss and MULE KICKS! Tag to Luther, Chaos Project work together with the whip and BULLDOG SPLASH! Both men bail out but Luther remembers he’s legal. Luther drags Kiss up to scoop and slam! Tag to Serpentico, and now it’s the human weapon scoop slam senton! Serpentico wants to try, but he can’t scoop Luther. So Luther scoops him to slam him onto Kiss again!

Uno tags in off Serpentico and looms over Kiss. Uno stomps Kiss down and taunts Janela. Serpentico gets in and he shoves Uno. Luther gets in, Stu gets in, there’s a lot of shoving and shouting, but they don’t see Kiss tag in Janela! The Bad Boy lounges, then he dropkcisk them all down! Uno gets up but Janela elbows him down! Janela kips and whips then back drops Stu high and hard! Janela DECKS Luther and Serpentico, then goes after Stu. Stu swings, Janela whips him into Serpentico at the corner! Janela DOUBLE LARIATS the Dark Order! Janela climbs up at Serpentico and SUPERLEXES him onto the Dark Order!

Fans fire up with Janela and he tags Kiss in. Jersey’s Finest have Serpentico in the DOOMSDAY DEVICE! Cover, TWO!! Fans rally as Kiss drags Serpentico back up. Tag to Janela, Janela tags Kiss back in. Janela whips Serpentico but Serpentico holds ropes to dump Janenla out! Serpentico dodges Kiss and rolls him, to a DDT! Serpentico has no choice, he tags out to Stu! Stu tags Uno, then they drag Kiss up. They feed Kiss to the pop-up, Electric Chair to POWERBOMB! Uno goes out and up, Stu TRIANGLE DDT’s Janela to the apron!! Uno is up top, SWANTON BOMB! Cover, TWO!?!

Kiss survives but Uno drags him up, to scoop. Kiss slips out, splits to dodge and then ROUNDHOUSES! Luther tags in off Uno and brings Serpentico in. Serpentico is used to SPEAR Stu, LEG LARIAT on Uno! Inverted suplex splash! Uno bails out, Luther hurries to the corner and climbs. Uno anchors Luther but Serpentico shoves him down. Serpentico goes up, and Luther wants to do it! ROCKET LAUNCHER onto Kiss and Uno! CANNONBALL for Stu! Luther and Serpentico get Kiss up and in, Serpentico climbs up again and Luther brings Kiss over. Luther picks Kiss up, CREEPING DEATH!! Cover, but Uno breaks it!

Uno tags Stu and they have Luther on the outside. Un tags back in and Stu fetches Kiss. Kiss scrambles and tags Janela! Janela leaps over Uno and crossbodies Stu! But Stu rolls through, pops Janela into Uno’s Gory Especial, and then Stu goes up top! FATALITY!! Cover, Dark Order wins!

Winners: Evil Uno & Stu Grayson, by pinfall

The Dark Order stands tall at the end of the night! Will it only be natural that the OG get to have another chance at those AEW World Tag Team Championships?


My Thoughts:

I feel like AEW Dark is becoming more about quantity and not quality. Everything was good tonight, but I feel like the main event could’ve been given more of the 165 minutes the night had. The Triple Threat tag was still fast and furious in a good way, but wouldn’t it have therefore been even better if it could’ve had some room to breathe? Maybe let it be a 15 minute match and not 10, then there wouldn’t be rushing through the spots. Pretty sure there was quite the collision during the double crossbodies to the outside that we weren’t supposed to have. But the Dark Order goes 2-1 on the night with Angels losing to Sydal 1v1. The Dark Order has two strong tag teams, but other than Brodie Lee, I don’t see much going for them in the men’s singles division. And even then, Brodie’s been off TV, I wonder what that’s about.

I will say, Sammy Guevara and Marko Stunt did have a great match, with a lot more out of Stunt than expected. Sammy of course wins to get back on track, and he had a really good promo after. I almost thought someone was going to confront him, but maybe that’ll be next time, since Sammy is deeply involved in the Inner Circle story that is MJF joining in. The Waiting Room was a bit more awkward this week, but clearly they were going for a “Jerry! Jerry!” moment as Britt got confrontational with Tay Conti. The Acclaimed are clearly gaining momentum and star power as they had their musical guest spot on the talk show, then had another good diss rap and win. I am already dying to see/hear Caster’s first diss rap on a big name team like SCU or Private Party.

I also thought it was interesting Avalon got his first win tonight. I really would’ve thought they’d have him wait until the last Dark of the year so that he could close out his 2020 record with that crucial first win and use  it as a bigger reason to celebrate on New Year’s Eve. Plus, how hilarious would that be for him to get that first win, but then records are essentially reset for the 2021 “season?” He’d have to start from scratch basically, right as he finally got on the board!

My Score: 8/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (1/19/21)

Dark has CERO! MIEDO!

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The Lucha Brothers come to AEW Dark!

Another hefty helping of AEW Dark has a big tag team match of Chaos Project VS Rey Fenix and Penta El Zero Miedo! Will Luther and Serpentico fail to put fear in Death Triangle’s hearts?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Brandon Cutler VS Luchasaurus w/ Jurassic Express; Luchasaurus wins.
  • Sammy Guevara VS El Australiano; Guevara wins.
  • Scorpio Sky VS Nick Comoroto; Scorpio wins.
  • Shanna VS Marti Daniels; Shanna wins.
  • The Butcher & The Blade w/ The Bunny VS Mike Verna & Baron Black; The Butcher & The Blade win.
  • Six Man Tag: Gunn Club VS Ryzin, Adam Priest & Vary Morales; Gunn Club wins.
  • Proud ‘n’ Powerful VS Jon Cruz & Danny Limelight; Proud ‘n’ Powerful win.
  • Private Party w/ Matt Hardy VS Lee Johnson & Aaron Solow; Private Party wins.
  • Big Swole VS Alex Gracia; Swole wins.
  • Sonny Kiss VS Zack Clayton; Kiss wins.
  • Top Flight VS KC Navarro & A.J. Kirsch; Top Flight wins.
  • Ivelisse & Diamante VS Tesha Price & Katalina Perez; Ivelisse & Diamante win.
  • The Acclaimed VS Shawn Dean & Fuego Del Sol; The Acclaimed wins.
  • Lucha Brothers w/ PAC VS Chaos Project; The Lucha Brothers win.

PLAY BY PLAY

Brandon Cutler VS Luchasaurus w/ Jurassic Express!

The Dungeon Master’s still on a win streak, but will it go extinct against the wrestling dinosaur? Luchasaurus gets a mic and says, “Boys, I’m gonna address the elephant in the room. Er, the wooly mammoth.” Or rather, the dragon? There are no talking dragons in AEW, and why should you believe the talking dinosaur? Because he has a Masters Degree. We all know it’s just Brandon Cutler, so let’s have the match already. Cutler makes his entrance, and he stands face to face with Luchasaurus. Cutler of course takes the dragon mask, and the match begins!

Cutler sneaks up on Luchasaurus as he talks to the boys and rolls him up! TWO and Cutler hurries to the apron. Cutler slides under, avoids a stomp and then kicks Luchasaurus away! Cutler hurries up to slingshot and kick! Luchasaurus just gets mad! Cutler blocks the chop, gives a CHOP, but Luchasaurus doesn’t flinch! Cutler CHOPS, goes up and up but the arm-drag is blocked! Luchasaurus throws Cutler up top, Cutler boots him away but Luchasaurus BOOTS him down! The ref reprimands Luchasaurus but he just growls.

Luchasaurus goes out to fetch Cutler, and CHOPS him against the railing! And CHOPS him again! Luchasaurus brings Cutler around to CHOP him down! Luchasaurus refreshes the count and Marko Stunt hopes Cutler doesn’t take this personally. Cutler crawls but Luchasaurus reels him into a wheelbarrow, to swing him into railing! Luchasaurus continues to stalk Cutler, drags him back up, but Cutler CHOPS! Luchasaurus doesn’t flinch, and he boots Cutler into more railing, then BOOTS him over the railing! Cutler flounders up and Luchasaurus TOSSES him back to the ring! The ref counts but Luchasaurus puts Cutler in at 3.

Luchasaurus gets on the apron, Cutler ROUNDHOUSES! Luchasaurus stays up, grabs at Cutler, but Cutler hotshots him down! Cutler builds speed and DIVES! Direct hit and they hit railing! Luchasaurus gets into the ring but Cutler slingshots for the senton! Cutler keeps moving, LONG DISTANCE LEG DROP! Cover, TWO!! Luchasaurus growls, Cutler fires off hands but Luchasaurus just gets angrier. Luchasaurus blocks, KNEES, boots and HEADBUTTS! Cutler staggers up, Luchasaurus puts him in a corner for fast hands! The uppercut sends Cutler to the apron! Luchasaurus TOSSES Cutler back in! And then CLOBBERS him!

Fans fire up as Luchasaurus choke grips Cutler, but Cutler slips out of the choke slam! Cutler dumps Luchasaurus out, slingshots and PLANCHAS both men are down! Cutler puts Luchasaurus in, aims from an apron, springboard for the FROGGY BOW! Luchasaurus sits up before Cutler could cover! Cutler runs to BASEMENT METEORA! Cutler springboards again, FROGGY BOW! Cover, TWO!! Luchasaurus still lives and Cutler can’t believe it! Fans rally up, Cutler heads to a corner and climbs, but Luchasaurus has him first with a choke grip!

Cutler clubs him away, leaps over but Luchasaurus ducks under to TAIL WHIP! AND CHOKE SLAM! Cutler ends up folded on his head!! Cover, TWO!?! Cutler lives and Luchasaurus can’t believe it! Luchasaurus aims as Cutler gets up, then spins, for the BUZZSAW! Cover, Luchasaurus wins!

Winner: Luchasaurus, by pinfall

The win streak is extinct, but Jungle Boy and Stunt jokingly resuscitate Cutler. Will Jurassic Express get back on track in the AEW Tag Division? Can Cutler recover to start a new win streak?

 

Sammy Guevara VS El Australiano!

The Best Ever, the Spanish God, and one half of the Inner Circle’s primary tag team? Well, Sammy will team with Jake Hager for Dynamite to take on the other teams formed within the faction, but will The Australian ruin his tune-up?

The bell rings and fans rally as Sammy and Australiano circle. They tie up, Sammy waistlocks and slams Australiano to then spin and float and pose. Sammy backs off to lounge on the ropes, then circles with Australiano again. They approach but Australiano has Sammy stop. Australiano wants to see Sammy’s moves, then starts dancing around. Sammy swings on Australiano, Australiano ducks and uppercuts! Sammy keeps coming with fast hands, Australiano blocks and blocks and HELL STAB uppercuts! Australiano dances, blocks Sammy’s kick and ducks the enziguri to hit the corkscrew senton!

Australiano jumps the sweep, handsprings and goes around and around to headscissor Sammy to a corner! Australiano does his dance, goes after Sammy in the corner, but Sammy turns it around to CHOP! Australiano returns the CHOP, then whips corner to corner. Sammy reverses, Australiano goes up and over and Sammy hits buckles! Corner 619! Australiano heads up top, TORNILLO BODY ATTACK! A direct hit but a rough one for both men! Sammy rolls out of the ring and walks it off, but Australiano gets to a corner and up top again, for another TORNILLO! Another rough landing but Australiano gets up! Fans rally as Australiano and Sammy stand.

Australiano puts Sammy in and goes to the corner, DRAGON RANA! Cover, TWO!! Sammy bails out and Australiano is beside himself! Australiano hurries as Sammy slowly stands, and he goes to the apron for a Penalty Kick. Sammy ducks it, Australiano SHOOTING STARS, into a SUPERKICK! Sammy takes Australiano out of the air and brings him up to whip into railing! Sammy swaggers, drags Australiano up and snap suplexes! Sammy puts Australiano in the ring, back suplex to a DDT!! Cover, TWO!?! Australiano survives and Sammy is surprised. Sammy drags Australiano to a drop zone, climbs up top, and fans rally up as Sammy SHOOTING STAR FLOPS!

Australiano drags Sammy to the drop zone, climbs back up top, and SIDEWAYS MOONSAULTS! Direct hit but Australiano bounces off the cover! Australiano crawls back and covers, ROPEBREAK! Sammy saves himself and Australiano can’t believe it! Fans rally up, Australiano drags Sammy up to a fireman’s carry but Sammy elbows free. Sammy shoves Australiano to the corner, Australiano hops up and trust falls back, but Sammy catches him into the torture rack! GO TO HOSPITAL!! Cover, Sammy wins!

Winner: Sammy Guevara, by pinfall

Sammy applauds Australiano’s efforts, but obviously Australiano’s best wasn’t better than the Best Ever! Sammy gets the mic to say, “I’m gonna make this quick. I know Taz has after parties to get to.” So Sammy makes sure we zoom in on the shoulder. Do you see that? No, you probably can’t. But he feels it. He feels when the weight gets heavier every single day, week, month. It’s a chip on his shoulder! There will be gold on these shoulders one day. Not only is Sammy carrying Dark, but he’s carrying Dynamite and every PPV he’s on because he’s the best worker in AEW!

Oh, is he just Jericho’s sidekick? That’s the only reason he’s here? We all know Jericho brought Sammy here, but here’s a secret: “I wasn’t some friendly favor of Chris Jericho.” Jericho is a father figure, a mentor, and the scout who saw Sammy busting his ass, and Jericho was the one saying AEW needs Sammy! Clap for the GOAT! But Sammy sets the record straight: he’s here because of work, and that work will get him every single championship AEW has! Whoever it is, update the rankings, because whether it’s Darby Allin or Kenny Omega, Sammy’s coming for everyone. Will Sammy’s pursuit of gold begin when he and Hager become THE tag team in the Inner Circle?

 

Scorpio Sky VS Nick Comoroto!

While The Addiction of SoCal Uncensored are on a tag team quest that’s titles or bust, the Closer wants to climb up the ranks in his own right! Will he be able to #ReachForTheSky against the Freak Beast Wrecking Ball?

The bell rings and Scorpio circles with Comoroto. Scorpio headlocks but Comoroto shoves him right off. They circle again, Scorpio gets around then gets the headlock, but Comoroto blocks the takeover! Comoroto shoves, Scorpio rams him with a shoulder but bounces off! Comoroto and Scorpio circle, test of strength, but Scorpio dropkicks him to a corner! Scorpio fires off with forearms and uppercuts, but Comoroto tosses Scorpio into the corner! Scorpio gets away, throws a forearm and runs, Scorpio dodges the clothesline but Comoroto blocks the drop toehold! Scorpio goes to a corner, boots Comoroto away and goes up the corner, FLYING RANA! Cover, ONE!!

Scorpio drops elbows on Comoroto and whips but Comoroto blocks! Comoroto whips, Scorpio holds ropes and elbows back. Scorpio goes to the apron, Comoroto grabs a leg but Scorpio clubs away on his back. Comoroto dodges the next forearm to hotshot Scorpio’s back! Comoroto drags Scorpio back into the ring, and stomps away on the back! Fans boo as Comoroto scowls and paces. Comoroto drags Scorpio up into the corner to throw forearms on the back, then RAM his shoulder in! Comoroto whips corner to corner hard and Scorpio falls to the mat! Fans rally, Comoroto stomps Scorpio then digs his knee into Scorpio’s back.

Comoroto drags Scorpio to a corner and bends him back against the post! The ref counts, Comoroto stops at 4, then stalks Scorpio to a corner. Scorpio throws haymakers and elbows, then goes up to leap, into Comoroto’s arms! BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Scorpio survives but Comoroto digs his forearm into Scorpio’s face. Comoroto drags Scorpio up, scoops him and hits another BACKBREAKER! Comoroto makes it a backbreaker bend but lets off to loom over Scorpio. Comoroto straddle attacks Scorpio, then looms over him as he slowly gets up. Comoroto jumps again, Scorpio turns over, but Comoroto anticipates the knees! Comoroto grabs the legs, turns Scorpio over and has a HALF CRAB!

Scorpio endures, fans rally up, and Scorpio fights up towards the ropes for the ropebreak! Comoroto lets go quickly but he drags Scorpio from ropes. Scorpio kicks Comoroto away, Comoroto comes back but Scorpio dumps him out! Comoroto hurries back in but Scorpio clotheslines Comoroto and himself out! Scorpio hurries back in as Comoroto gets up, and Scorpio PLANCHAS to take Comoroto back down! Fans fire up as Scorpio gets up and hobbles. Scorpio puts Comoroto back in, climbs up top, and leaps for the missile dropkick! Scorpio fires up and he back kicks to then run and DUMDUM STOMP!

Comoroto staggers up, Scorpio fireman’s carries but the back gives up! Comoroto fireman’s carries Scorpio for an USHIGOROSHI! Cover, TWO!! Comoroto is furious and he rains down rights! Comoroto roars, drags Scorpio back up and scoops him, but Scorpio slips off to BOOT! Comoroto just roars, so Scorpio BOOTS him again! Scorpio manages the fireman’s carry for the T K O! Cover, Scorpio wins!

Winner: Scorpio Sky, by pinfall

That was definitely a big challenge, but Scorpio overcame it! Will he rise up in the rankings to go after gold in the near future?

 

Shanna VS Marti Daniels!

So far, Portugal’s Perfect Athlete’s return has been perfect! She’s on a young win streak, but will that change against one of AEW’s newest additions?

The bell rings and the two tie up. Shanna pushes Marti but Marti pushes Shanna away. Shanna ducks the boot, dropkicks a leg out and then runs to blindside elbow! Roll into the ghost pin, TWO! Shanna clubs away on Marti, then snapmares her to a running elbow drop! And then a leg drop! Cover, TWO! Shanna keeps cool and brings Marti up with chicken wings, but Marti breaks free to pull Shanna’s hair. The ref reprimands, Marti whips Shanna and BOOTS her down! Marti stomps Shanna, soaks up the heat from the fans, then drags Shanna up to whip again. Marti elbows Shanna down hard and taunts the booing fans.

Fans rally for Shanna as Marti brings her up and tosses her by her hair! Marti stomps Shanna around, Shanna gets to the ropes and Marti drags her up. Marti talks trash but Shanna fires back with elbows and forearms! Shanna kicks, Marti blocks but Shanna enziguris! Marti ends up in a corner, fans fire up and Shanna runs in to elbow! Shanna keeps going, forearm smash! Shanna runs for a SUPER FOREARM! Marti rushes in, but Shanna slips around for a STUNNER! Shanna powers up, runs and hits a basement dropkick at the ropes! She drags Marti up with chicken wings, for the TIGER SUPLEX!

The bridging cover falls apart so Shanna drags Marti up again, for ANOTHER TIGER SUPLEX! Bridging cover, Shanna wins!

Winner: Shanna, by pinfall

Shanna continues to build her power level in the AEW Women’s Division! But will she be able to go Super Shanna and become a contender to the championship?

 

The Butcher & The Blade w/ The Bunny VS Mike Verna & Baron Black!

Eddie Kingston’s family still has a lot of beef with the Lucha Brothers but they’ll hash that out soon enough. Will the Real Man of Steel and EmpBruh be ground beef after tonight?

The teams sort out, Blade starts with Verna and they tie up. They go around, Blade puts Verna in a corner but they go around on the ropes. Verna puts Blade in the corner, Blade turns it around and the ref counts. Blade and Verna let off at 4, and then stare down before tying up again. Blade headlocks, wrenches, hammerlocks, and slaps Verna around, to the delight of Bunny Allie. Verna elbows out, runs and runs Blade over! Verna runs, Blade drops then hurdles but Verna leaps over to go up and huricanrana! Verna is on Blade at the ropes, CHOPS him, then CHOPS him again! Verna CHOPS Blade again, whips him to ropes, but Blade reverses.

Verna ducks and dodges to leap, into a POWERBOMB! Baron tags in and stares Blade down. Blade tags Butcher and Butcher circles with Baron. They approach, Baron slips around, headlocks, but Butcher powers out. Butcher blocks a whip and reverses it, but Baron hurdles over to waistlock. Butcher bucks the roll-up, Baron gets around to uppercut and CHOP and spinning CHOP! Butcher reels Baron in for a BACKBREAKER! Butcher snap suplexes Baron away from the corner, tags in Blade, and Blade chokes Baron on the ropes! The ref counts but Blade lets off at 4. Bunny Allie talks trash and chokes Baron herself!

Blade throws hands on Baron in the corner, digs his knees in, but stops as the ref counts. Tag to Butcher, Butcher CHOPS Baron, CHOPS him again, and bumps Baron off buckles. Butcher stomps Baron, brings Baron up to dig into the ropes, then whips him into the corner. Tag to Blade, they mug Baron, double wrench and double CHOP him down! Blade drags Baron up, fans rally as Blade whips, but Baron rolls up off the kitchen sink, TWO! HALF CRAB! Butcher gets in but the ref stops him, Bunny CLAWS Baron’s face! Blade ROCKS Baron in the corner, bumps him off buckles and tags in Butcher. Butcher throws hands on Baron, stomps him, then ROCKS him with a right of his own!

Butcher hauls Baron up, tags in Blade, and then atomic drop to Blade’s NECKBREAKER! Blade kicks Baron around, kicks him out of the ring, and argues with the ref. Bunny rains down fists on Baron, then gets away with her obnoxious laugh. Butcher puts Baron in for Blade and Blade drags Baron up. Tag to Butcher, they double suplex but Baron fights out! Baron elbows Blade, BOOTS Butcher, then ducks the double clothesline to tag in Verna! Verna rallies with forearms and CHOPS! Verna kicks Butcher but he blocks, only to enziguri! SPINNING POWERSLAM for Blade! Verna says hey yo to Bunny then runs in to forearm Butcher at the corner!

Verna climbs up, leaps and missile dropkicks Butcher away! Verna kicks Blade, DECKS Butcher, then fireman’s carries Blade! Bunny distracts, Blade rakes Verna’s eyes and shoves him to a corner. Butcher clotheslines, Blade CHOPS, then a feed to the BODY CHECK! Baron gets in but he gets the back suplex choke slam combo! Blade and Butcher drag Verna up, suplex to POWERBOMB NECKBREAKER! Cover, Butcher and Blade win!

Winners: The Butcher & The Blade, by pinfall

Verna was on the chopping block and got cut down! Will the Mad King’s knights conquer the AEW Tag Division soon enough?

 

Six Man Tag: Gunn Club VS Ryzin, Adam Priest & Vary Morales!

AEW keeps setting them up, Billy and his boys, Austin and Colten, keep knocking ’em down! Will that streak continue the deeper we go into the new year?

The trios sort out, and after rock-paper-scissors, Billy starts with Morales. Billy and Morales circle, tie up, and Billy barely budges as Morales tries his hardest. Billy shoves Morales away, Morales tags in Priest, and Priest ties up with Billy. Billy shoves Priest away with ease, but Ryzin tags in. Ryzin flexes and circles with Billy, to kick low and throw haymakers! Ryzin has BIlly in a corner, punches the headband off, but Billy reverses the rip to then scoop and sidewalk slam! Fans rally while Ryzin writhes, and Billy drags Ryzin up to tag Austin in. Austin tags Colten in, Billy whips Ryzin for Austin to body shot and Colten to dropkick! Colten covers, TWO!

Colten keeps on Ryzin’s arm, drags him over and tags in Austin. The Gunn brothers hand off, wrench but Ryzin powers out. Austin dodges the clothesline but not the SUPERKICK! Ryzin tags in Morales, things speed up, Austin hurdles but Morales shoves. Austin comes back to dodge and trip Morales up! Then the THROWBACK! Fans are fired up and Austin brings Morales up for haymakers. Austin hip tosses but Morales flips through to kick low! Morales runs, Priest tags in, Morales slips out of the back drop and Priest CLOBBERS Austin! Priest stomps Austin into the ocrner, tags in Ryzin, and they mug Austin with more stomps.

Ryzin digs his boots in, the ref counts and Ryzin lets off. Ryzin KICKS Austin then tags in Morales. They mug Austin, Morales drags Austin up to whip him to a corner, and hits a HIGH Bronco Buster! Morales snapmares and runs to SLIDING LARIAT! Cover, ONE!! Morales drags Austin up, wrenches the arm and drags him over to tag in Ryzin. Ryzin throws haymakers, then taunts the Gunns with “SUCK IT!” But Austin boots back! AUstin fights back in enemy territory but Ryzin ROCKS him with a right! Ryzin brings Austin out but Austin suplexes Ryzin first! Hot tags to Colten and Morales! Colten rallies with big rights, Priest runs in to get some rights, too!

Colten hits a corner splash on Priest, then a corner splash on Morales! Tilt-o-whirl SLAM for Priest, and a running POWRESLAM for Morales! Cover, Ryzin breaks it! Billy goes after Ryzin and clotheslines him out! The brothers coordinate, double hip, back drop to neckbreaker! The 3:10 to Yuma! Cover, Gunn Club wins!

Winners: The Gunn Club, by pinfall

And the Gunn Club keeps on rolling! Will they be aiming for titles in the new year?

 

Proud ‘n’ Powerful VS Jon Cruz & Danny Limelight!

Much like Sammy Guevara earlier tonight, Santana and Ortiz want to be THE tag team within the Inner Circle! Will they finally get to do what they came to AEW to do? Or will this tune-up turn into a speed bump to that journey?

The teams sort out and Limelight starts with Santana. Limelight fires off on Santana but Santana gets around for a waistlock and HARD slam! Santana drags Limelight up but Limelight arm-drags then dropkicks him! Limelight kips up, kicks away on Santana at the ropes, then runs. Santana drops, gets around and shotgun boots Limelight down! Santana puts Limelight in the corner, tags in Ortiz, then fireman’s carries for the DEATH VALLEY NECKBREAKER! Cruz leaps in but into a SUPERKICK! PNP fire off hands on Cruz, then coordinate for a wheelbarrow cutter! Cruz flounders out and Ortiz focuses on Limelight.

Ortiz brings Limelight around, up, Santana tags in, and Ortiz POWERBOMBS to swing Limelight into the PENALTY KICK! High stack, PNP wins!!

Winners: Proud ‘n’ Powerful, by pinfall

Santana and Ortiz put this one away fast! That is definitely a message sent to their Inner Circle brothers that they need to bring even better than their A Game’s to Dynamite! Will it be as it was always meant to be for Santana and Ortiz? Will they finally be the ones hunting down the AEW World Tag Team Championships?

 

“Pretty” Peter Avalon is here!

#PPAAllDay goes to the ring with a mic to say, “Oh, AEW, it’s time for me to grace you all with my presence, and baby, you’re welcome.” Avalon gives his proper introductions as the biggest man in pro-wrestling, the most handsome man in AEW, and the premier attraction on AEW Dark. For those who already know him, you know he’s on a winning streak, beating the most handsome men in wrestling. But it is time to take things to the next level. There are career defining matches and moments, and it is time Avalon had one of those! Pretty Peter’s Pageant Provocation presents: The Walk Off.

Lee Johnson is a handsome young man and Avalon was checking him out. Avalon gave Johnson an 8 x 10, which Johnson accepted. That meant Johnson also accepted his challenge for “The Walk Off.” But what is The Walk Off? Here are the rules! There will be three “pretty” judges as each man is allowed one outfit. They will each take 10 steps forward, a pose, and then a turn to walk back. Anyone can win at wrestling, but it takes a REAL MAN to win such a cosmetic contest! Avalon tells Johnson that next week on Dark, he will prove to “each and every one of these goofs” that it is #PPAAllDay. Who wins the inaugural AEW Walk Off?

 

Private Party w/ Matt Hardy VS Lee Johnson & Aaron Solow!

Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy vented about how this new money hungry Hardy is hogging a lot of their revenue. Hardy says his cut won’t matter when the checks get bigger and bigger. But will Big Shotty and The Extra Talented ruin the fun and earn that winner’s purse instead?

The teams sort out and Quen starts against Solow. They circle, tie up, Solow gets the arm but Quen floats over to get a facelock. Solow wrenches out to a wristlock, Quen rolls and wrenches to a hammerlock then headlock. Solow powers out, Quen runs him over, and Quen fakes out Solow’s drop down for a STANDING SHOOTING STAR to his back! Fans cheer and Quen takes a bow. Hardy tells Quen to keep on Solow and Quen runs in, but Solow elbows Quen away! Hardy trips Solow while the ref is busy with Quen, and Quen knows it. Quen lets it slide, he wants to shake Solow’s hand and Solow takes it, to get the headlock! Quen powers out but Solow dropkicks him down!

Solow drags Quen up, tags Johnson, and they double whip Quen for double elbows! Cover, ONE, and Quen tags in Kassidy. Johnson hurdles but Kassidy headscissors! Johnson bails out, Kassidy builds speed, but Hardy is too close. Kassidy has Hardy give them space but Hardy says he needs to take care of business. Hardy throws off his suit jacket in frustration as Kassidy gets a dropkick from Johnson! Hardy and Private Party argue a bit, he wants to see his boys get fired up! “By any means necessary!” Kassidy gets in, kicks Johnson and throws forearms and CHOPS! Kassidy wrenches, elbow breakers but Johnson headlocks. Kassidy throws body shots, powers out and Quen tags in.

Kassidy ducks the clothesline, Quen atomic drops and Kassidy throws Johnson down! Kassidy runs and DECKS Solow while Quen catapults Johnson into the corner! Kassidy comes back, Quen is the step for the PARTY in Motion! Quen dropkicks Solow out and Hardy is liking what he’s seeing! Quen drops knees on Johnson, fans rally up and Quen CHOPS Johnson down! Tag to Kassidy, Quen scoops Johnson for the slam, but Hardy wants Kassidy to finish this. Kassidy ditches the slingshot but his elbow drop still misses! Johnson back drops Quen and hits BLUE THUNDER BOMB on Kassidy! Hardy is frustrated as Solow tags in.

Solow brings Kassidy up for an EXPLODER! Cover, TWO! Solow drags Kassidy up and Hardy says this is embarrassing! Kassidy powers his way towards the corner, throws body shots, then slips out to jawbreaker! Quen tags in, they double whip Solow, and use a unique leap frog to trip Solow up for the dropkick! Cover, TWO! Quen keeps on Solow with stomp after stomp, then brings Solow up to whip. Solow kicks the back drop away, tags in Johnson, and they coordinate for a back suplex neckbreaker! Cover, TWO! Johnson keeps his cool as he drags Quen up and fans rally. Solow tags back in, he and Johnson double suplex but Quen fights out and DOUBLE RANAS!

Tag to Kassidy, Kassidy rallies with big clotheslines on Solow! Kassidy back kicks Solow to the corner, whips him corner to corner but Solow reverses, only for Kassidy to triangle STUNNER Johnson off the apron! Solow runs in but into a boot! Kassidy runs but Solow gets a waistlock. Kassidy standing switches, Quen tags in before the O’Conner roll, but Solow slips out. Kassidy hip tosses Solow down, Quen springboards to SPLASH! Cover, but Johnson breaks it! Kassidy dropkicks Johnson down but might’ve hurt his own leg. Quen drags Solow up, scoops, but Solow slips off. O’Conner roll, TWO!

Hardy ROCKS Solow as the ref is busy with Quen! Tag to Kassidy, Private Party drags Solow up, DOUBLE ENZIGURI SANDWICH! Cover, Private Party wins!

Winners: Private Party, by pinfall

Quen and Kassidy win to get that winner’s paycheck, but Kassidy is clutching his leg! Did doing things Hardy’s way cost Private Party more than they know?

 

Big Swole VS Alex Gracia!

The championship chase is never done, and Big Swole still stands as #1 contender! But will the dream of gold be ruined by the Pink Dream?

The bell rings and fans rally up as Swole circles with Gracia. They tie up, go around, and Swole wrenches to a wristlock. Gracia rolls, wrenches back, but Swole slips around to a hammerlock then headlock. Gracia pries free, wrenches to get her own headlock and she grinds on the hold. Swole powers out, follows then runs Gracia over! Swole keeps moving, Gracia drops but swings only to miss. Swole then shoves and clobbers Gracia with an elbow! Gracia goes to the apron, Swole drags her up, but Gracia throws a forearm back! Gracia throws more forearms, gets in and drop toeholds Swole to ropes! Gracia runs, 619! Cover, ONE!!

Gracia keeps on Swole and clamps onto the arm to then throw it down. Gracia stands on the arm, and drops a leg on it! Gracia gets the other arm and drops an elbow on it! Gracia wristlocks but fans rally up as Swole fights back. Swole whips, Gracia reverses but Swole goes up and over and rolls. Swole runs back in but only gets buckles! Gracia hits a back elbow, then runs in to KICK Swole down! Cover, TWO! Gracia drags Swole up, Swole throws body shots and forearms! Swole goes to run, Gracia reels her in but Swole elbows away! Swole denies the neckbreaker to BOOT Gracia down!

Fans fire up with Swole as she aims at Gracia, and Swole rallies with big shoulders and cross chops! Swole fires off forearms, Gracia ducks a kick, jumps the sweep, but the HEADBUTT hits! Swole reels Gracia in, ripcords and takes her DIRTY DANCING! Cover, Swole wins!

Winner: Big Swole, by pinfall

Swole may be balancing her style with technique, but all she needed was one swift strike! Will Swole be poised for a title match with Hikaru Shida soon enough?

 

Sonny Kiss VS Zack Clayton!

The Concrete Rose once again rolls solo with the Bad Boy still out after what Kenny Omega did to him. Will Kiss be able to stay strong without Joey Janela?

The bell rings and Kiss circles with Clayton. They tie up, Kiss waistlocks but Clayton pries at the hold. Kiss hooks a leg, trips Clayton up and floats to a facelock. Clayton powers up and tosses Kiss to a corner! Clayton runs in, Kiss goes up and over, and then Kiss ROUNDHOUSES Clayton! Kiss runs corner to corner and handsprings but Clayton dodges. Clayton runs back in into an ax kick, and then Kiss RANAS him to ropes! Kiss hurries up to SCREW HIGH KICK! Fans fire up with Kiss and Kiss runs, but into Clayton’s LARIAT! Clayton checks his face, drags Kiss back up with a facelock and suplexes. Clayton holds Kiss up for a count of 10 before SLAMMING him down!

Clayton runs for a LEAPING KNEE DROP! Cover, TWO! Clayton keeps cool and wraps Kiss up with a chinlock. Kiss breaks free to ROCK Clayton, then counter punch! Kiss dodges to ROCK Clayton with a forearm! Clayton and Kiss go to opposite corners, they run at each other and Kiss slides under to then dropkick Clayton to the corner! Kiss runs in to ENZIGURI! Clayton staggers, Kiss whips but Clayton reverses. Kiss tumbles to the apron, ROUNDHOUSES again and Clayton is down! Kiss steps up and slingshots to SPLIT LEG DROP! Fans fire up, Kiss dodges Clayton and ROLLING ELBOWS! Kiss spins to mule kick, front kick and LEAPING COMPLETE SHOTS!

Kiss goes to a corner, takes aim and FLYING SPLIT LEG DROPS! Cover, Kiss wins!

Winner: Sonny Kiss, by pinfall

The aggression was turned up to 11 for Kiss! Will this be the spark he needs to get up and after some gold?

 

Top Flight VS KC Navarro & A.J. Kirsch!

Darius & Dante Martin are the coldest tag team in the game but are also getting pretty hot in the AEW Tag Division. Will they keep that ice in their veins and continue to blaze a trail against The Truly Blessed and the Best of the West?

Teams sort out and Darius starts with Kirsch. They circle, Navarro talks some smack, but Darius ties up with Kirsch. Kirsch headlocks, Darius powers out but Kirsch gets around to headlock again. Darius rolls Kirsch off the headlock but Kirsch runs him over! Things speed up, Kirsch blocks Darius’ hip toss but Darius blocks one in return. Darius slips around to arm-drag Kirsch away, then he wrenches the arm and tags in Dante. The brothers hand-off, Darius decks Navarro and Dante wrings Kirsch out for Darius to basement dropkick! Navarro gets in, kicks both brothers then runs, but into double CHOPS!

Top Flight feeds Navarro to a spin around and ankle pick, roll through with the arm, and double KICKS! Kirsch kicks Top Flight back, drags Dante up but Dante gets away! Navarro tags in but Dante arm-drags him down! Navarro headscissors, Dante pops out, things speed up and Navarro rolls off Dante’s back to CHOP him! Navarro fires up and whips but Dante reverses. Dante hurdles, hurdles and dropkicks, only to miss! Navarro smirks and pats Dante on the head, but he runs into a SOMERSAULT SHOTGUN! Dante drags Navarro up but Navarro SAIDOS out hard! Navarro is furious, he throws forearms and tags in Kirsch.

Kirsch rams into Dante, talks trash, but Dante shoves him away to ROCK him! Dante DECKS Navarro, boots Kirsch, then hops up, but Navarro shoves Dante off into Kirsch’s atomic drop! Kirsch trips Dante, drops an elbow and then digs forearms into Dante’s face to talk some trash. Kirsch CLUBS Dante, whips him to the corner, then runs in to clothesline! Kirsch reels Dante into a NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO! Dante fights back but Kirsch CLUBS him! Navarro tags in, he and Kirsch mug Dante, then Navarro chokes Dante on the ropes! The ref counts, Navarro lets off, but Kirsch hotshots Dante down! Navarro drags Dante into a roll up, TWO!

Navarro drags Dante back up, has the leg and flips Dante but Dante lands on his feet! Darius tags in, Dante holds off Navarro’s powerbomb and Darius CROSSBODIES! Darius DECKS Kirsch, BOOTS Navarro, then jumps up, over, handsprings and whips to STANDING SPANISH FLY! Cover, but Kirsch breaks it in time! Kirsch whips Darius but Darius throws him out! Dante hurries over, and goes off the corner to MOONSAULT Kirsch down! Darius has Navarro, tilt-o-whirl and roll to the rolling cradle! Top Flight wins!

Winners: Top Flight, by pinfall

If you blinked, you probably missed it, so it’s a good thing it’s on YouTube! Will Top Flight be at the top of the division in the blink of an eye?

 

Ivelisse & Diamante VS Tesha Price & Katalina Perez!

La Sicaria & The Cuban Diamond are back in the ring together again, still looking to show everyone why they’re worthy of the AEW Women’s Tag Cup medals! Will Tesha and the Queenpin pay the price of disagreeing with that?

The teams sort out and Diamante starts with Price. They talk some trash as they circle, then they tie up and Diamante gets around to CLUB Price. Price comes back to throw forearms then whip, but Diamante blocks the hip toss. Price knees low, flips up and around but Diamante blocks the arm-drag. Price kicks from below, gets the arm-drag then arm-drags again. Diamante ends up in the corner, Price tags Perez and they double snap suplex! Cover, TWO! Perez hip tosses Diamante and basement dropkicks, then drops an elbow! Cover, TWO! Perez stakls Diamante but misses the dropkick this time! Diamante gets the legs, catapults Perez into buckles and Ivelisse tags in.

Ivelisse KICKS Perez in the back, dragon sleepers for the reverse DDT! Cover, TWO! Ivelisse thrashes Perez around, the ref reprimands and Ivelisse lets off. Ivelisse brings Perez up to club her and snap suplex! Ivelisse rolls back into the guillotine! Perez endures, fights her way up but Ivelisse wrangles her back down. Perez pushes to a cover, TWO! Ivelisse kicks Perez and then DECKS her! Ivelisse bumps Perez off buckles, tags Diamante then CHOPS Perez! Diamante runs in to clothesline, Ivelisse RAMS in, and Diamante ROCKS Perez with a forearm! Diamante snapmares Perez, chinlocks with the armlock, but fans rally up for Perez.

Perez fights up, throws elbows but Diamante CLUBS her! Diamante fires off forearms, Perez back kicks and runs, to BASEMENT UPPERCUT! Both women are down and fans rally up. Diamante and Perez crawl, hot tags to Ivelisse and Price! Price rallies with forearms and uppercuts, and she sees Diamante coming to DECK her! Price handsprings and ROUNDHOUSES Ivelisse at the corner! Ivelisse staggers, Price runs to BULLDOG her down! Cover, TWO! Price keeps on Ivelisse but Ivelisse headbutts low! Ivelisse shoves Price to the corner but Price elbows Diamante down to then dropkick Ivelisse!

Price tags in Perez, they bring Ivelisse around but Ivelisse fights out of the suplex. Price enziguris, Perez hits a swinging neckbreaker! Cover, but Diamante breaks it! Diamante throws Price out and goes after her with haymakers, Ivelises rolls and ENZIGURIS Perez down! Cover, Ivelisse & Diamante win!

Winners: Ivelisse & Diamante, by pinfall

And the Women’s Tag Cup winners keep on winning! Will this prove they’re deserving of more gold in the Women’s Division?

 

The Acclaimed VS Shawn Dean & Fuego Del Sol!

Platinum Max Caster and the 5 Tool Player, Anthony Bowens, are back again! “We gonna pour the water on Fuego. He only wear a mask cuz he couldn’t draw a peso. Standing on my payload, you still three feet! My last rap got me heat, but they can’t see me! Shawn Dean comin’ back but it’s just a repeat. You could call me daddy, you’re about to be beat, yo! Your only talent is gettin’ no dough, you’d get voted off of the Go Big Show, real quick. REAL quick.” Will the Acclaimed go big or go home after firing up The Captain and the Fire of the Sun?

The teams sort out and Caster starts with Fuego. They circle, tie up, and Caster wrenches to a wristlock. Fuego uses the ropes to flip through, wristlocks back but Caster wrenches to knee low! Bowens cheers but the fans boo as Caster suplexes. Fuego knees free but Caster shoves him away from the DDT! Caster wants Fuego to cool off, and Dean tags in. Caster and the Captain circle, approach, and Caster BOOTS Dean in the face! Caster headlocks, Dean powers out but Caster runs him over. Caster blows a kiss, scuffs Dean, then things speed up. Dean hurdles, leaps, but Caster catches him! Dean slips off the scoop, O’Conner roll, TWO!

Dean ends up on the apron but he slingshots in to roll Caster! Dean can’t hold the cover but Caster is still stuck upside-down for a second. Caster hurries to his feet, Dean gets around his haymaker, and then Dean rams his shoulder low into Caster’s stomach. Dean goes up, boots Caster away, then leaps for a BIG crossbody! Fans fire up as Dean watches Caster get up, and then CLOBBERS him! Cover, ONE but Dean is back on Caster. Dean reaches to tag Fuego but Caster rakes eyes and jawbreakers! Caster brings Dean around to whip but Dean reverses. Bowens tags in, Caster sunset flips but Dean stays up, to get the NECKBREAKER TO KNEES! Bowens covers, TWO!

Bowens drags Dean away to throw forearms, then CHOPS Dean in the corner! And CHOPS again! And again! Bowens tags Caster, The Acclaimed double back suplex but Dean lands on his feet! Dean dodges and The Acclaimed collide, tag to Fuego! Fuego springboards to double missile dropkick! Fuego hits a back body block on Bowens, tilt-o-whirls Caster into Bowens and The Acclaimed go down! Fuego cravats Caster, uses Bowens for the boost to SLICED BREAD! Cover, TWO! Caster survives but Fuego stays fired up! Fuego runs and tilt-o-whirls but the DDT is blocked to a BRAIN BUSTER!

Tag to Bowens, Caster BOOTS Dean down and Bowens brings Fuego up. The Acclaimed coordinate, SIDE EFFECT and MACHO ELBOW! Bowens covers off Critically Acclaimed, The Acclaimed wins!

Winners: The Acclaimed, by pinfall

Dropping bars and racking up wins, Caster and Bowens are still running hot! Will they find their way back to a tag team championship match as the new year rolls on?

 

Lucha Brothers w/ PAC VS Chaos Project!

Rey Fenix & Penta El Zero Miedo still have a score to settle with Eddie Kingston & The Fam, but they’ll settle for the Original Death Dealer and SNAKEMAN. Will two-thirds of Death Triangle stay sharp at the expense of Luther and Serpentico?

The teams sort out and Penta starts with Luther. Fans rally as the two circle and stare down. Luther tries poking at Penta’s third eye, but Penta tells him to listen. CERO! MIEDO! Serpentico gets in but Fenix jumps in, too! The ref tries to keep this from turning into a brawl, and Serpentico and Fenix both back off. Penta mule kicks Luther and headlocks but Luther powers out and BOOTS! Luther whips Penta to the corner, runs in to fire off haymakers, then whips Penta out, only for Penta to reverse and send him back in! Serpentico tags in and crossbodies! Serpentico dodges Penta but Fenix tags in and jumps in ahead of Serpentico!

Fenix shoves Serpentico, Serpentico fixes his head and shoves back. Serpentico runs, wheelbarrows but Fenix blocks the arm-drag. Fenix spina around, Serpentico blocks the whip but Fenix bucks the roll up. Fenix again blocks the wheelbarrow but Serpentico pushes off the ropes to sunset flip! TWO, they both go for headlocks but both slip away and fans cheer. Fenix offers a handshake, but Serpentico hesitates and Fenix CHOPS! Fenix SUPERKICKS Serpentico, tags Penta and then the brothers double whip. Serpentico holds ropes and BOOTS back! Luther ROCKS Penta, Serpentico rolls Penta to basement DDT! Cover, TWO!

Fans rally up, Serpentico drags Penta up and tags in Luther. Serpentico snapmares and kicks Penta, then Luther stomps Penta. Luther makes Serpentico a weapon, assisted atomic leg drop! Cover, TWO! Luther argues the count but the ref lets him vent. Luther stomps Penta, drags him up and tags Serpentico in. Chaos Project mugs Penta, Luther scoop slams Penta then again uses Serpentico. Serpentico lands out of the lift and stomps Penta. Luther runs and still uses Serpentico in the BULLDOG SPLASH! Luther dribbles Serpentico off of Penta! Cover, ONE!! Serpentico drags Penta and tags in Luther. Chaos Project mug Penta then Luther CLUBS Penta down.

Tag to Serpentico, Chaos Project mugs Penta then double whip him to a corner. Serpentico runs in, Penta puts him on the top rope and CHOPS. Penta mule kicks Luther then sends him into Serpentico’s trouser snake! Penta runs and SLINGBLADES Luther down! Fans fire up with Penta, he heads to the corner and tags in Fenix! Fenix slingshots and dropkicks Luther down! Fenix BOOTS Serpentico, brings him around, and Gory Especial, GORY BOMB AND LEG DROP! Cover, TWO! Fenix runs corner to corner but Serpentico SUPERKICKS! Penta enziguris Serpentico, Fenix tags him in, POWERBOMB and WAZZAP! Cover, but Luther breaks it!

Fenix SUPERKICKS Luther down! Penta drags Serpentico up, Fenix is up top, CERO! MIEDO! But Luther trips Fenix up! Serpentico slips out of the driver to run, roll and go up, but Penta SUPERKICKS him! Fenix runs the tightrope to KICK Luther away, then coordinates with Penta again, for the L B DRIVER!! Cover, Lucha Brothers win!

Winners: The Lucha Brothers, by pinfall

Death Triangle celebrates in the ring, Penta and Fenix are rolling! Will they settle things with The Butcher & The Blade while also going for the gold?


My Thoughts:

A very good Dark, but I have to say the main event should’ve had more time to breathe. Lucha Brothers VS Chaos Project was good for being under 10 minutes but they could easily have gotten this to 15 minutes if they wanted. The Acclaimed had a great match with Dean and Fuego, and Caster had another good diss rap. I like the character bits with Luchasaurus and Cutler, and I guess Cutler’s been acting like he’s a real dragon outside of Dynamite and Dark. There’s great irony in Luchasaurus, who claims to be a real dinosaur man, calling out Cutler as a fake dragon man. Cutler’s little win streak is over but I’m sure he’ll get back on track with next week’s Dark.

Australiano is crazy doing all those spinning moves, and I really did think he and Sammy got hurt a few different times. Sammy wins, Santana and Ortiz win, they’re all going strong into the Inner Circle’s Triple Threat Tag, but I’m pretty sure they’re losing because it just feels like Jericho and MJF are taking the win. Hardy and Private Party had a good moment, but I hope Kassidy isn’t hurt there. Apparently something big happened on Impact tonight with them, so hopefully they can follow through.

And while Peter Avalon VS Lee Johnson in a “Walk Off” sounds really goofy, I bet it’ll be a lot of fun, and it is at least good progression of this character for Avalon. I wonder if Johnson wins to infuriate Avalon and then we get a match between them where Johnson ends Avalon’s own win streak. Dark being as long as it is, we need story progression to keep viewer interest.

My Score: 8.1/10


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Can Darby Allin stop the Path of Cage?

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AEW New Year's Smash 2021

New Year’s Smash wraps up with a blast!

The Relentless Darby Allin takes on Team Taz’s Machine, Brian Cage, for the AEW TNT Championship! Will Cage crush Darby and have TWO belts?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • PAC w/ Death Triangle VS Eddie Kingston w/ The Fam; PAC wins.
  • Miro w/ Kip Sabian & Penelope Ford VS Chuck Taylor w/ Orange Cassidy; Miro wins and Chuck Taylor must be his Young Boy until after AEW Beach Break.
  • Six Man Tag: The Elite w/ Don Callis VS ???; changed to…
  • Six Man Tag: Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers VS Danny Limelight & The Varsity Blondes; Omega & The Good Brothers win.
  • Jurassic Express VS FTR w/ Tully Blanchard; FTR wins.
  • NWA Women’s World Championship: Serena Deeb VS Tay Conti w/ Anna Jay; Deeb wins and retains the title.
  • AEW TNT Championship: Darby Allin VS Brian Cage w/ Taz; Allin wins and retains the title.

PLAY BY PLAY

PAC w/ Death Triangle VS Eddie Kingston w/ The Fam!

The Bastard is back to stop the Mad King from using the only two people he respects on the face “of this scummy world” as pawns. Will Pac make Kingston learn to respect him and the Lucha Brothers? Or will Kingston, the Butcher and the Blade only add on to what they did to Death Triangle last week?

The bell rings just seconds before Pac dropkicks Kingston down! Pac builds speeds and FLIES! Direct hit with the Fosbury Flop! Kingston flounders and Pac whips him into railing! Pac scares off The Fam, then stalks Kingston back into the ring. Kingston staggers but Pac is after him with a BOOT in the corner! Pac has the fans fired up behind him as he grinds then BOOTS Kingston down! Pac digs his boot into Kingston at the ropes but lets off as the ref counts. Kingston gets to another corner, Pac BOOTS him down again! Pac stalks Kingston along the ropes as The Fam rallies up but Pac just BOOTS Kingston again!

Pac snapmares Kingston, climbs up the corner and watches like a hawk, for a shotgun missile dropkick! And what a fluid kip-up right after! Kingston stirs as The Fam coaches him up but fans are on Pac’s side. Kingston throws a body shot, Pac KNEES him back! Kingston flounders into another KNEE! Pac glares as Kingston goes to a corner, and he throws forearms! Kingston shoves Pac, boots him, then hops up for a FLYING KNEE! Fans boo as Kingston stomps Pac, but then Kingston distracts the ref by pointing out the Lucha Brothers. Bunny Allie claws at Pac’s eyes! Allie laughs at Pac’s pain but Rey Fenix rushes over! The ref tries to keep Fenix back but Kingston hits an EXPLODER on Pac!

Fans boo as The Fam keeps the Lucha Brothers at bay. Kingston puts Pac in, looms over him and brings him up to turn for a neckbreaker! Cover, ONE! Kingston is annoyed but he keeps on Pac with a smothering neck wrench. Fans rally up as Pac endures, Kingston claws at Pac’s face but the ref reprimands. Kingston lets off to then CHOP Pac to a corner! And CHOP again! Pac snarls as Kingston CHOPS him again! Kingston elbows Pac down, pulls on his ear at the ropes, but the ref counts. Kingston stops at 3, The Fam laughs at Pac’s pain, and Kingston drags Pac up. Pac ROCKS Kingston, Kingston CHOPS back! Pac forearms, Kingston CHOPS!

Pac gets the edge, kicks and kicks and KICKS! He dodges Kingston to SNAP GERMAN! Fans are thunderous as Pac sits up with another scowl. A standing count starts, Allie taunts Pac but Pac sneers back. Pac gets up with the ropes at 5, and he goes over to Kingston. Kingston sits up but Pac KICKS him in the chest! And KICKS him again! Kingston manages to stay up, but Pac just KICKS him again! Kingston falls over and Pac looms over him. Kingston pushes Pac, Pac runs but into a CHOP! ENZIGURI! SAIDO!! Cover, TWO!! Pac survives and fans are fired up! The Fam is furious but the Lucha Brothers rally for Pac as a new standing count begins.

Kingston sits up first at 3, but Pac follows at 4. Kingston and Pac slowly stand, hobble a bit, and Kingston is on Pac in a corner with a CHOP! Pac snarls again and dodges Kingston’s clothesline! Kingston elbows back, then boots, but Pac ENZIGURIS Kingston on the top rope! Kingston is dazed and Pac climbs up to join him. Pac brings Kingston up for a SUPERPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Kingston survives, The Fam and the Lucha Brothers are all anxious, but Kingston flounders to a corner. Pac stands, takes aim, and runs in to BOOT Kingston down! Pac throws more boots, Kingston manages to stand, but Pac runs corner to corner to EuroUpper!

Pac brings Kingston out and pushes him over. Kingston flounders about, tries to find Pac, Pac runs but into a LARIAT! Cover, TWO!! Pac barely survives and that frustrates Kingston. Kingston hobbles, clutches a shoulder, but he gets Pac up in a facelock. Pac holds ropes to deny the DDT, then he basement dropkicks Kingston down! Pac drags Kingston to a drop zone, climbs up top, BLACK ARROW!! Cover, Pac wins!!

Winner: PAC, by pinfall

But he isn’t done! Pac puts Kingston in the BRUTALIZER! The Fam and the Lucha Brothers jump in but the ref keeps the peace as best he can! But here comes LANCE ARCHER! The Murderhawk Monster chases off The Fam because they know he wants his pound of flesh from Kingston! Jake the Snake is now keeping the peace between the many enemies of Kingston, and Archer is telling Pac to get on the same page as him. They both want the same thing, but will they all be patient enough to take the Mad King down together?

 

Miro w/ Kip Sabian & Penelope Ford VS Chuck Taylor w/ Orange Cassidy!

The Best Man and the Superbad couple undoubtedly injured Trent’s arm, which is why the Best Friends are down a man. But in an attempt to get even, the Kentucky Gentleman made a bet! If Chuck wins, Miro and friends leave him and Trent alone. But if Miro wins, Chuck becomes Miro’s “Young Boy,” aka lackey, from tonight until the Superbad Wedding at AEW Beach Break in February! Will Chuckie T be able to carry on without Trent? Or will he have to carry Miro’s bags instead?

AEW returns as Miro makes his entrance. The bell rings and Chuck attacks Miro with fast hands and feet! Chuck has Miro in the corner, stomps away but backs off as the ref counts, to then clothesline Miro out! Miro staggers back up and hurries back to the apron, but Chuck knocks him down! Chuck goes out and whips Miro into the stage! Miro comes back, Chuck gets around him and uses a waistlock to send Miro back into the stage! Miro staggers into the ring, Chuck builds speed and FLIES! Direct hit and down goes Miro! Fans are fired up as Chuck stares down Kip! Chuck fires haymakers, whips Miro into railing, then throws more haymakers!

The ring count is 5, Miro shoves Chuck then runs at him, but Chuck dodges and Miro hits POST! Chuck refreshes the ring count, then leaps out to DOUBLE STOMP onto Miro! Miro manages to get in the ring, fans rally with Chuck and Chuck climbs up top. Kip dropkicks Cassidy! So Chuck mule kicks Kip! Chuck hits a SEXY CHUCKIE KNEE on Miro! Chuck builds up speed but Miro hits a SAMOAN DROP! Miro fires up and RAMS into Chuck, then fires off furious fists! The ref counts, Miro uses an OVERHEAD suplex to send Chuck across the ring! Miro then runs corner to corner to SPLASH Chuck, then keeps moving to WINDMILL KICK Chuck down!

Fans boo but Miro glares at Chuck. Chuck flounders up, Miro stomps around, Miro hits the BEST KICK! But he’s not done there, because it’s “GAME! OVER!!” Stomp and camel clutch, GAME OVER STRETCH! Chuck taps, Miro wins!!

Winner: Miro, by submission

Miro makes Chuck suffer, but now he has himself a new butler! Miro and the Superbad couple usher their Young Boy away, leaving Freshly Squeezed all alone. What will Chuck have to endure for the next month?

 

Backstage interview with #HardyParty.

Marq Quen, Isiah Kassidy and their new manager, Matt Hardy, are here, what does this mean for the relationship? Hardy speaks over Private Party to say that now that they’ve joined his Hardy Brand, things have been so much better. He lets them tell us what that means. Kassidy says a wise man once told them “It’s called show business, not friend business, for a reason.” Quen says ever since signing with AEW, their lives have been great. But now it’s so much better after signing with Matt! He is a tag team legend, an icon! It’d be pretty stupid if they stopped being a tag team now.

Actually, there is something Quen needs to get off his chest. Matt is taking 30%?! Yes, even from third party platforms, that was in the fine print. If they didn’t read that, that’s on them. It was a lesson they had to learn. But they’re so focused on money. Money will be nothing when they’re multi-millionaires! Hardy should know. Says the guy who is taking money from them! He’s like some, some… money-grubbing CARNY!

They’re calling him a carny!? How disrespectful! You guys were nobodies before him! He is the only one here that cares for them! The fans don’t care about them! Hardy had to learn that the hard way, on 9/15/2020, AEW All Out! No one here cares!! The sooner you get that, the better you’ll be. So just shut up, listen to him, and do what he tells you! Now go, this interview is over! Well, this escalated rather quickly. Will the party be over now that Hardy is in control?

 

Chris Jericho and the Inner Circle are here!

Le Champion, MJF, and the rest of the team head to the ring, united as one after all they’ve been through. Jericho takes a moment to revel in the fans singing Judas for him, we learn the Inner Circle’s 2021 New Year’s Resolutions after the break!

AEW returns and Jericho has the mic to say, “It’s the first time the entire Inner Circle has been in the ring together in 2021, and it’s gonna be a huge year for us!” 2020 was big, but this will be bigger. So they’re here to share their plans for the next 365 days! Who starts? Jake Hager starts by shouting, “CHAMPIONSHIPS! YEAH!” That is a good one. MJF says that was a great answer, and if he were to say off the top of his head, “just continuing to strengthen these bonds I have with all the men in this ring. And also fat people, they gotta go.” Sammy Guevara agrees, and Ortiz says he wants to perfect his grandmother’s sofrito recipe, and also “learning how to throw down some arroz con nueces.” MJF pretends to know what that is but Jericho knows the sofrito’s amazing.

Jericho wants to go out on a limb here and give his own resolutions. 2021 is the year Jericho and MJF will become AEW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS! Whoa, wait. Santana and Ortiz say they were handpicked to be in the Inner Circle because they were THE tag team. So what’s…? Sammy has Santana and Ortiz stand down because Sammy knows what’s going on here. Sammy says Jericho is a tag team SLUT!! WHOA~! Sammy!?! What?! The writing’s on the wall! Jericho wants to team with MJF! He teamed with Hager! He teamed with Sammy! MJF says this is messed up. But Jericho was dappin’ it up with Snoop Dogg, are they going to be a tag team? Maybe…

MJF has this calm down. Sammy, you’re getting the trains off the tracks, let’s get them back on track. So much hostility. SHUT UP, MAX! This is the thing! Hager wants Sammy to let Jericho and MJF explain. Jericho says they’re all top level professionals, huge stars, tremendous athletes and even “sexy hooligans!” Any combination here could win the AEW World Tag Team Championships! But much like Big Jake and War Dog blew off some steam, Jericho and the others should do the same. For bragging rights, next week, live on Dynamite, for the first time-ever, a Triple Threat to decide who will be the OFFICIAL tag team of the Inner Circle! Whoa!

So Jericho says it’s him and MJF against Santana & Ortiz, and then Sammy says it’ll be him and Hager. CHAMPIONSHIPS, YEAH!! Sammy Hager? Good one, Sammy. Wait, what do you mean? Nevermind. MJF says we’re off rails and running short on time, so let’s all relax. At the end of the day, after their “teeny tiny exhibition match,” they’re all still family, they’re still the Inner Circle, and nothing will break them up. They are better than you, and you know it. Hands in! Santana asks why MJF’s hands are darker than his face. Don’t ruin the moment. But will it be Sammy Hager, the Proud ‘n’ Powerful, of #Y2MJF that will represent in the AEW Tag Team Division?

 

Backstage interview with The Dark Order.

After honoring the life of the late, great Mr. Brodie Lee, many are wondering what is next for the faction. Evil Uno says that night was very important for them and all of AEW. In the future, everything will be in his name. They must be better people, and that starts next week when Hangman Adam Page teams with them. And wouldn’t you know, Hangman was just off camera! Stu Grayson pulls Hangman in to join the group, and they serve up drinks. Now the Dark Order will interview Hangman! John Silver starts by saying they all just love him so much! Alex Reynolds takes over to apologize and explain that Silver still gets nervous around Hangman.

But the Dark Order wants to know: When will Hangman #JoinDarkOrder? C’mon, Adam! Is it next week, after their match? Well, after next week, he’ll let them know. Sweet! But Hangman’s totally in, right? Up top! Hangman didn’t go that far so he hears them say all this. Will that affect his decision?

 

BREAKING NEWS!

AEW is going to have the first-ever Dynamite Awards! Hosted by Tony Schiavone! Go to aewawards.com to vote!

 

AEW looks back at how Darby Allin VS Brian Cage came to be.

Before forming Team Taz, Taz himself came to the Relentless underdog in hopes of mentoring the young wrestler in AEW. Taz has a lot of knowledge as one of the best from the 1990’s and early 2000’s. But Taz didn’t know how to talk to Darby, and took Darby’s rejection personally, and so Taz found himself someone who would listen. That someone was The Machine, Brian Cage! Cage wrecked everyone, but especially Darby Allin, in the Casino Ladder Match. Taz would then bestow upon Cage his most valued possession in THE FTW World Championship! Cage has the FTW mindset, and that is why he is holding the FTW title.

Then Team Taz would expand, adding Absolute Ricky Starks. This duo would beat down Darby at every turn, yet it was Darby who was getting what he wants. Cage tried to destroy Darby with body bags and thumbtacks, but Darby never says die. Darby kept fighting, even after being betrayed by “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs. But then, “IT’S STIIIIING!” Sting pointed to Darby and said, “Something feels really, really familiar about this place.” Team Taz tried to warn Stinger he’d get hurt, but Darby would return the favor by backing up the icon.

Team Taz have been holding back, but this feud isn’t 9 months in the making but 27 YEARS. Darby has been dealing with this kind of bullying his whole life, and now it comes to a head! Will the Relentless Face of TNT cause the Machine to break down?

 

Backstage interview with The Elite!

After the wild moment to end last week, “the band is back together!” Kenny Omega stands with the Young Bucks as Don Callis says of course they’re back together! Kenny’s two best friends, all these belts, it’s unbelievable! The Elite is ready to stir it up as a trio! But Callis says the Bucks should still have their own entrance, they have such a great song. That said, the Best Bout Machine heads out first!

Six Man Tag: The Elite w/ Don Callis VS ???

“And now, he has held the AEW World Title for 42 days. His victory over Rey Fenix on last week’s Dynamite was his 14th straight singles win. He now has an AEW high 36 victories. He has not teamed with The Elite in 144 days. He will become the first contracted talent to appear on Impact Wrestling Pay-Per-View at Hard to Kill. He is considered a hero by many in… NOOORTH CAROLINA! However, he is proud to be called a legend in his hometown of Winnipeg, Manatoba, Canada. He weighs 224 pounds. He is the All Elite Wrestling Wooooorld Champion…! KENNY! OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMEEEEEEEGAAAAAA~!” The Sweepettes return to lead the way!

Omega walks out on stage with Callis, the pyro goes off, and we see that the opponents are Danny Limelight and The Varsity Blondes, Griff Garrison and Brian Pillman Jr. When these three tried to stop the Good Brothers from invading, they were swiftly dealt with, and Griff even took a superkick from Matt Jackson! Will the young and hungry trio be able to catch The Elite by surprise tonight?

Callis grabs the mic from Justin Roberts to take over from here. Tonight is too special to leave this in the hands of an amateur. As we all know, this is history tonight because the band is back together! “Courtesy of Kenny Omega and Don Callis, the dream match, the dream six man” is happening! So let him introduce these two very special people in Kenny’s life, and the WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS… and Omega’s best friends in the world… the GOOD BROTHERS~!! What?!? Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson are here again?! To be fair, they are world tag team champions, but for IMPACT, not AEW!

Dasha is there to get Tony Khan’s reaction, and the Bucks are there to also be very disappointed in Kenny. Callis says business is business, but best friends are forever. Well, Elite or not, will this powerful trio be just too sweet for the young hopefuls across the ring?

Six Man Tag: Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers VS Danny Limelight & The Varsity Blondes!

The trios sort out, but the former Bullet Club boys rush Limelight and the Blondes! The Good Brothers go after Griff and BPJ while Omega has Limelight in the ring! Fans boo but Omega stomps away while the Varsity Blondes are sent into railing! Omega drags Limelight up, whips him to a corner then runs in, only for Limelight to go up and over! Limelight runs back in, Omega puts him on the apron but Limelight enziguris back! Limelight slingshots and arm-drags then dropkicks! Limelight kips up, but Gallows gets in to CLOBBER him! But the Varsity Blondes get in to double dropkick Gallows! Gallows stays up, the Blondes run and they clothesline him out together!

Fans fire up while Gallows is furious! Griff and BPJ reach out, Limelight tags in BPJ. BPJ kicks and CHOPS Omega, wrenches and tags in Griff. The Blondes go after the arm with ax handles! Griff wrenches, tags BPJ back in and again they go after the arm! BPJ facelocks. Limelight tags in and KICKS Omega! Omega blocks the suplex, body shots back then ROCKS Limelight with forearms! Limelight mule kicks and whips, but Omega reverses and Gallows gets a cheap shot in! The ref reprimands but Omega runs to KOTARO KRUSHER! Tag to Anderson, and Anderson rains down rights on Limelight! Fans boo, Anderson blasts Griff off the apron then whips Limelight to a corner hard!

Anderson claws at Limelight’s face, fans rally and Omega talks trash. Anderson drags Limelight up and over as AEW goes picture in picture.

Anderson CHOPS Limelight, Gallows tags in, Omega gets a cheap shot in, and Gallows drags Limelight up to shove him back into the corner hard! Gallows throws heavy hands and ROCKS Limelight with an uppercut! Gallows soaks up the heat from the fans, stands on Limelight’s head, then lets off as the ref counts. Gallows drags Limelight back up, bumps him off buckles then waits for Limelight to get up, for a ROUNDHOUSE! Tag to Omega and Omega drags Limelight up to scoop and BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Limelight lives but Omega drags him back up. Omega feeds Limelight to the Good Brothers’ boots! Tag to Anderson and Anderson snapmares Limelight into a chinlock.

Limelight endures and fans rally up as Anderson cranks harder on the hold. Limelight fights up, throws elbows but Anderson throws him down! Anderson claws at Limelight’s face, lets off as the ref reprimands, then tags in Omega. Anderson scoop slams Limelight, Gallows becomes a backpack and Omega walks over to Limelight, for Anderson to run and add on, THREE MAN SPLASH! Cover, the Good Brothers intercept but the Varsity Blondes still get in to break it! Gallows knocks BPJ and Griff out of the ring and Omega drags Limelight up as AEW returns to single picture.

Omega RAMS Limelight into a corner, RAMS him in again, then sits him up top. Omega CHOPS Limelight, then runs, but into a boot! Limelight walks the tightrope to avoid Omega, then springboard RANAS him down! Fans fire up and Limelight crawls, but Omega drags him away! Limelight enziguris but misses as Omega ducks! Omega says he’s too smart for that! Omega reels Limelight in, GERMAN SUPLEX, but Limelight lands on his feet! To hit the enziguri this time! Fans fire up as Limelight and Omega crawl, hot tags to BPJ and Anderson! BPJ springboard tackles Anderson! He hits Omega and Gallows for good measure!

Tag to Griff, the Blondes whip Anderson into a lift, BPJ hurries up top, BLOCKBUSTER SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Anderson survives but Griff fires up with the fans. Griff runs at Anderson in a corner, but the splash misses! Omega runs and hits BPJ! Anderson whips Omega in to back body block Griff! ROCKET KICK! Gallows splashes, then they hit a back suplex DOUBLE neckbreaker! Cover, but BPJ and Limelight break it! Gallows and Omega throw them out and Anderson aims at Griff. Griff staggers up, Anderson runs in, MACHINE GUN BOOT! Cover, TWO!?! Griff survives and Gallows gets in to help Anderson drag Griff up! Anderson spins, Griff slips out, Limelight tags in!

Limelight fires off strikes on Anderson but Anderson knees low. Anderson whips, runs in but Limelight BOOTS! Limelight goes up, up and leaps INTO A SPINEBUSTER! Gallows drags Limelight up, Omega intercepts the Blondes, MAGIC KILLER! Cover, “The Elite” wins!

Winners: Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers, by pinfall

But before they can celebrate, here comes MOXLEY! Omega sees Moxley coming down the bleachers and dares him to do something while he has his back-up. The Maniac gets in and rushes Omega! Anderson and Gallows are after him but he fights them off! Omega hits back and this is still 3v1! They dig their boots into Moxley in a corner, but here comes the LUCHA BROTHERS! Rey Fenix springboards in to crossbody Gallows down! Pentagon goes after Anderson, the Lucha Brothers are getting payback for what they did at the end of last week! Omega is still after Moxley, they brawl with forearms while things spill out of the ring!

Moxley tackles Omega, but here come other AEW wrestlers and security! But while Omega gets away, Moxley hits Mike Verna with a PARADIGM SHIFT! Moxley then runs and DIVES! Direct hit onto Omega and many others! Moxley puts Omega in, but the Bucks show up to end this here! Matt and Nick ask Moxley cool off but he says “Screw you!” The Bucks dare him to do something more then, but the Lucha Brothers get in! The Bucks turn around, and get SUPERKICKS! Then Fenix and Penta brawl with the Good Brothers, Moxley on their side! Omega and Callis bail out, not caring about anyone but themselves! When will Moxley get his shot at revenge on Omega?

 

AEW presents the Dynamite premiere of The Waiting Room!

Rebel welcomes us back and introduces The Dentist, the Role Model and the face of the AEW Women’s Division, Britt Baker! Britt dances her way in and thanks Reba for that intro. Britt is so excited to have this Dynamite debut! Everyone, check under your seats for a huge surprise from her! GOT YOU! Never gets old. But let’s get serious. Tonight’s guest is huge! It’s Cody Rhodes! He’s so special, right? They want to give him a huge congratulations on his opportunity with TBS with The Go Big Show, airing Thursdays, and you’ll see some crazy stuff on that show. Probably the craziest thing is that there are some big name celebrity judges, and then Cody. No idea how he got that gig, but we’re all happy for him.

Before bringing Cody out, Britt wants to say one more thing. She can’t get this straight: Who is Cody’s guy? Sting? Shaq? Snoop? Make one good choice! Unlike that thing on his neck. Rebel’s talk show laugh is rough as always. But give it up for the American Nightmare, Cody Rhodes! Wow, Rebel even has sparklers for him. Cody walks in under the sparklers and the Snoop remix of his theme plays, per the contractual obligations of having Cody on the show. Okay let’s put these out… Cody gives Britt and Rebel a hug, Rebel gets a bit frisky, but Britt congratulates Cody on the announcement of his first child with Brandi. That kid is gonna have an action figure way before anyone else here but who’s counting? Britt says she’s just kidding. There are no fake friends here, just fake teeth.

Britt does want to ask Cody about himself, though. A huge year. Go Big Show, baby Rhodes, let’s talk about it. But wait! Another huge surprise that Britt just thought up right now. A surprise guest! Give it up for… JADE CARGILL! Jade walks in in her shiny new ring gear, and Britt asks if she always wears this just walking around. Jade says she’s “a badass bitch,” she does what she wants. Fair enough. And then she snatches the mic from Cody! Jade says Britt actually doesn’t, and Jade sure doesn’t, and certainly no one else in AEW gives a DAMN if he and Brandi are having a baby. Britt says it’s just nine months of no Brandi. And not to sound corny, Cody did Brandi a huge favor.

But Jade and Shaq are TIRED of waiting. “Where is my damn opponent?!” Brandi should be watching Jade dominate as a REAL bad ass mother. And if Brandi ever returns, Jade will beat dat ass. And then she pie faces Cody!! Uh oh~! Here’s RED VELVET! Who invited this little girl? Jade will get on Velvet’s level and squat down to look her in the eye, as she pushes her, too! Velvet SLAPS back! So Jade SLAPS Velvet! They start scrapping! Britt loves this but the women’s locker room rushes in to stop this! Cody as EVP tells Britt to stop recording this, but Velvet comes back for more! Cody shouts, “Pull the plug!” but cameras keep rolling!

Cody gets Velvet out of here, but then someone replays footage of Britt going after Thunder Rosa! Britt doesn’t mind, she likes rewatching it. But it’s THUNDER ROSA! We all know why Britt likes to have a talk show: Britt and her big nose like to get into other people’s business. But at some point, Britt has to get in the ring and do the work! Rosa talked with Tony Khan, and Khan said a match between them is a huge deal. There needs to be time and a big stage. Rosa says this will be settled the right way. That is why Britt gets to face Rosa on Dynamite, 2/3/21, BEACH BREAK! God has answered Rosa’s prayers and now she gets to beat Britt’s ass!

Britt freaks out and thought she wouldn’t have to face Rosa. But it’s happening! There’s no going back now, so that’s the end of the Waiting Room! Will Britt pray that Beach Break never happens? Or is there no more running from what she’s done to Rosa?

 

Jurassic Express VS FTR w/ Tully Blanchard!

Normally Luchasaurus would be by Jungle Boy’s side, but after Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood got in his face, Marko Stunt couldn’t stand idly by! Will JB and Stunt make FTR #FeelTheRegret for making fun of Fun-Sized?

The teams sort out and Stunt starts against Cash. They circle, tie up, and Cash pops Stunt right up to put him in a corner. Dax tags in, Stunt gets loose and slides under, hops around and JB jumps in to back him up! FTR stays back but Stunt flips them off here, there and underneath. Dax and Stunt tie up, Dax puts Stunt in the corner, the ref calls for the break and Dax lets off. Stunt stares Dax off to SLAP him! Dax throws forearms on Stunt, rains down fists, but the ref backs him off. Dax lets off, brings Stunt up, and snap suplexes him hard! Tag to Cash, FTR both yank Stunt up by his hair to SLAM him back down!

Cash stalks Stunt, puts him in a corner and CHOPS him down! Fans boo FTR while rallying for Stunt. Cash gets in JB’s face but Stunt CHOPS Cash! Stunt kicks low but Cash kicks back. Cash ROCKS Stunt with the EuroUpper! Tully taunts Stunt, Cash whips Stunt but Stunt QUEBRADAS, but into Cash’s arms! Cash tilt-o-whirls Stunt but Stunt headscissors! Cash rebounds off ropes into Stunt’s dropkick! Tag to JB and the Express double whips to atomic drop and enziguri! Dax runs in but he gets an atomic drop and enziguri, too! JB has Dax, Stunt has Cash, they double whip FTR but FTR reverses! Stunt and JB stop themselves just in time, to somersault back for KANGAROO KICKS!

FTR staggers, Stun gets a monkey flip boost to RANA Dax out of the ring! And then FUN-SIZED IN MOTION on Cash! JB aims to open the ropes, Stunt DIVES and takes FTR down! JB adds on an ASAI MOONSAULT! Fans fire up as Jurassic Express strikes a pose and AEW goes picture in picture.

JB goes out to put Cash in, bumping him off apron. Dax throws hands but JB hits back! Cash CHOPS JB, JB CHOPS back! JB pushes Dax away, pursues Cash and puts him in the ring. Cash hurries but he misses his elbow drop! JB CHOPS, knuckle locks, kicks and goes up, up, tag to Stunt before the springboard arm-drag! Stunt and JB double dropkick Cash down! Stunt stalks Cash to a corner, fires off hands, but Cash pushes him away. Tag to Dax. Cash reverses the whip and FTR give Stunt a HUGE double hotshot flapjack! Dax scowls down at Stunt as he looms over him. Dax drags Stunt up, back suplexes high and HARD!

Dax looms over Stunt again, drags him up by an ear, then bumps him off buckles. The ref counts as Dax is after Stunt in the corner with a CHOP! Stunt falls, Dax lets off and brings Stunt up, but Stunt CHOPS back! Stunt CHOPS again, then kicks, but Dax brings Stunt around to whip and CLOBBER him! Dax stomps Stunt around, fish hooks his face to keep him from JB, and drives an elbow in as the ref counts. Dax pulls Stunt’s hair, snapmares him and wraps him up in a seated cobra twist. Stunt endures as Dax pushes on his head, wrenches the neck, and pulls hair. AEW returns to single picture as fans rally for Stunt. Dax grinds his forearm in but stops as the ref reprimands.

Dax lets Stunt out of the stretch to tag in Cash. Whip and SPINEBUSTER, cover, TWO! Cash keeps his focus and he drags Stunt back up. Cash bumps Stunt off buckles hard, then tags in Dax. They whip, drop toehold and drop elbows on Stunt! Cover, TWO! Another try, ONE! Another, ONE!! Dax is furious and he stomps Stunt to the apron! The ref backs Dax off and Dax tags in Cash. Cash drags Stun back in, back up, and reels him in. Cash puts Stunt right into a Gory Especial and pulls on the ankles! Stunt endures, fans rally, and Stunt gets his arms free to sunset flip! TWO! Tag to Dax and Dax keeps Stunt from JB! Dax powerbomb lifts but Stunt slips out to tag JB!

Jungle Boy fires off with forearms, dropkicks Cash then elbows Dax! Another elbow, then a EuroUpper! Dax denies the bulldog but not the LARIAT! Cash runs in and shoves but JB LARIATS back! BACKSTABBER for Dax! Cover, TWO!! Fans fire up for JB and he stalks Dax to a corner. JB CHOPS, hoists Dax up top, then CHOPS again! JB climbs up but Dax hits back! JB and Dax brawl, JB staggers away but comes back to hop right up, SUPER STEINER! Cover, but Cash breaks it! Cash drags JB up and suplexes but JB slips out to suplex back, BRAIN BUSTER! Dax rolls JB up! With trunks!  TWO!! SUPERKICK! Tag to Stunt, and they combine, wheelbarrow senton! Cover, TWO!!

Stunt drags Dax up, goes up the corner but no Sliced Bread as Dax TOSSES Stunt away! Stunt gets up, Dax throws his elbow pad away to LARIAT! Dax snarls as he stalks Stunt to a corner. Fans rally up, Dax fires off fists! The ref reprimands, Dax lets off at 4 and drags Stunt up by hair! The ref is busy telling Dax to stop, and Stunt MULE KICK LOW BLOWS!! Stunt gets Dax again, for the TORNADO CUTTER! High stack cover, TWO!! Stunt flops out of the ring while Dax is down! Tully backs off as the ref checks and Dax crawls over. Dax brings Stunt up but Stunt ROCKS Dax with rights! Dax flounders, the ref watches him, and misses Tully POSTING Stunt!

JB storms over to tell Tully to back off, but Cash is there to CLOBBER JB! And whip him into railing! Cash puts Stunt in, tags in, and FTR hits the now BIG RIG FLAPJACK CODE BREAKER!! Cover, FTR wins!

Winners: FTR, by pinfall

Tully has another assist in the success of Cash and Dax! Will Jurassic Express get back on track when Luchasaurus is behind the wheel?

 

NWA Women’s World Championship: Serena Deeb VS Tay Conti w/ Anna Jay!

Two women already incredibly accomplished in the world of martial arts, these two battle for the first time in the squared circle! Deeb was the woman to dethrone Thunder Rosa, but will she be ready for the Brazilian blackbelt?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and this newest chapter in the AEW-NWA crossover begins!

Deeb and Conti circle as fans fire up already. They tie up, go around, and Deeb gets the arm for a wrench and wristlock. Deeb wrenches back, steps over and hooks Deeb right up in a standing cobra twist! Deeb pries at the hold but Conti grinds a forearm into the ribs! Deeb reaches back to hip toss free, then arm-drags Conti down to an armlock! Deeb floats around to shift Conti into a double chicken wing cover, TWO! Conti gets right up and pushes Deeb, but Deeb keeps her cool. Conti spins but Deeb blocks the back kick, only for Conti to kick the other leg and knock her over! Conti goes after a leg and has a HEEL HOOK!

Deeb endures, Conti pulls on the foot, and turns things over to a CALF KILLER! Deeb grabs Conti’s head to drag her out of the hold and into a chinlock! Conti fights and moves around but Deeb throws her with a takeover! Conti headscissors, Deeb pops out but runs into a sayanagi throw! Deeb gets back up and fans cheer as the two stare down. Deeb and Conti circle again, show test of strength, and tie up with knuckle locks. Deeb rolls, wrenches, keylocks and wrangles Conti to the mat! Deeb twists the wrist, Conti kips up and wrenches back to reel Deeb in for a triangle! Deeb stays up, throws hands, but Conti throws forearms back!

Deeb powers out and snapmares Conti to run and SLIDING LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Fans fire up as Deeb brings Conti up and reels her in. Double underhooks but Conti back drops and sits down! TWO, Deeb sunsets, TWO! Conti bicycle BOOTS Deeb so hard, Conti is staggering! Deeb flounders out of the ring and Conti steadies herself as AEW goes picture in picture.

Conti hurries after Deeb and brings her up. Conti puts Deeb in, gets a hug from Jay and then gets in, only for Deeb to get a leg! DRAGON SCREW in the ropes! Conti hobbles, Deeb gets the leg again, but Conti throws forearms back! Conti gets free, then kicks, but Deeb ducks the buzzsaw only to get the HEEL KICK! Cover, TWO!! Deeb survives and Conti grows frustrated but Jay coaches her up. Conti brings Deeb up, Deeb waistlocks but Conti switches to ripcord and sayanagi! And again! And again! Conti sits Deeb up to BUZZSAW! Cover, TWO!! Deeb still lives but Conti goes for another cover, TWO! Conti grows frustrated as she can’t put Deeb away!

Conti gets back up, paces around Deeb and whips her to a corner. Conti runs in, and BOOTS Deeb again! Then double wrist to monkey flip! Conti rolls back to cover, TWO!! Deeb is still in this as AEW goes to break!

AEW returns as Deeb puts Conti back in the ring. Deeb fireman’s carries, Conti slips off and full nelsons, swinging STUNNER! Cover, TWO!?! Deeb survives and Conti can’t believe it! Conti drags Deeb into body scissors, hooks the arms, but Deeb resists the leg hook nelson to STRETCH MUFFLER! Conti reaches out for ropes, crawls over, and gets the ropebreak! The ref counts, Deeb lets go fast to drag Conti away and omoplata, but Conti cradle counters! TWO and Deeb fireman’s carries Conti for a GUTBUSTER DROP! Cover, TWO!! Conti crawls as Deeb grits her teeth. Deeb puts Conti up top backwards, climbs up behind her, but Conti throws elbows.

Deeb clubs Conti, climbs up and hooks Conti into a HANGING GORY ESPECIAL! The ref counts, Deeb lets go at 4, and Conti adjusts position. Deeb comes back but Conti boots her away! Conti leaps up and over, comes back with another BOOT! Then a double chicken wing, but Conti can’t get Deeb up into the Especial from her beat up legs! Deeb reverses to a backslide, Conti slips through but into the underhooks! DEEBTOX!! Cover, Deeb wins!

Winner: Serena Deeb, by pinfall (still NWA Women’s World Champion)

The trapped-arm facebuster secures the win for Deeb! Jay is still there for Tay, but when will she have another chance at a title in 2021?

 

Next week, AEW celebrates Negative One’s birthday!

That’s why Hangman Page is teaming up with The Dark Order’s Alex Reynolds, John Silver & Colt Cabana in a great 8 Man Tag! Will the Good, the Bad, the Hungy and the BOOM BOOM give the gift of winning when they go against Chaos Project and The Hybrid2?

Plus, #HardyParty is going to make the money worth it in a Six Man Tag against Matt Sydal & Top Flight, and Miro gives us the debut of his Kentucky Butler, Chuck Taylor! Then, the Vicious Vixen’s Nyla Rose returns to Dynamite against LEGIT Leyla Hirsch, and after we saw him rough up Kenny Omega, Jon Moxley will be back in action!

 

AEW TNT Championship: Darby Allin VS Brian Cage w/ Team Taz!

Who can stop the Path of Cage? So far, no one has. But with Taz, Ricky Starks and even Son of Taz, Hook, in his corner, is it a shoe-in that Cage becomes the Two Belt Machine? Or will the Relentless underdog take Cage to his limits in this New Year’s Smash finale?

AEW returns as Darby makes his entrance and Taz joins commentary to enjoy this. The introductions are made, the TNT title is raised, and this grudge match a long time coming finally begins!

Darby rushes in and dropkicks the leg out then basement dropkicks Cage out! Darby keeps moving and he DIVES to send Cage into railing! He dribbles Cage off the railing, goes back into the ring and builds speed again, to DIVE! But into a SUPLEX! Cage shouts, “WHO BETTA?!” Starks fist-bumps Cage and Cage puts Darby back in the ring. Cage stalks Darby, circles around him then drags Darby up, but Darby SLAPS Cage! Cage CLOBBERS Darby! Cage drags Darby up, trophy lifts him, and then TOSSES him onto the timekeeper’s table! The table is splinters from that crash landing! The ref goes out to check on Darby, he’s somehow okay to continue, so Cage goes out to fetch him.

The ref tells Team Taz to stay back as Cage drags Darby up. Darby is bleeding, and Cage suplexes Darby up to make the blood rush there faster. Cage holds Darby up like that as he goes up the steel steps to the ramp, and then TOSSES Darby into the ring! Cage then dead lifts and SLAMS Darby with one hand! Darby is bleeding, making for a crimson mask on the unpainted half of his face! Cage watches Darby crawl to a corner, then he runs in, to EuroUpper and ROUNDHOUSE, then GERMAN SUPLEX! Darby flops and flounders but Cage stalks over to TOSS Darby into the corner! Darby hits hard, then flops to the mat, and his blood stains the mat!

Fans rally up for Darby as hard as they can but Cage looms over Darby. Cage hauls Darby up, and TOSSES him to the other corner! The ref wants Cage to let off but Cage rains down furious fists! The ref counts, Cage lets off at 4, and he drags Darby up. Darby flops down, fans rally even harder, and Cage sits Darby up for crossface forearms as AEW goes picture in picture!

Cage keeps clobbering Darby with forearms, then lets off as the ref wants to check on Darby. Darby is somehow still in this but Cage scuffs him with his boot. Cage toys with Darby, then shows off the muscles. Darby leaps right up and onto Cage to throw forearms all over the place! Cage RAMS Darby into buckles and Darby crumbles! Cage BOOTS Darby down, then dead lifts him into bicep curls! Cage is just showing off before he TOSSES Darby again! Cover, ONE?! Cage laughs, he didn’t think Darby was conscious. Darby manages to sit up but Cage is right on him for a wrench, clinch, and OVERHEAD SUPLEX! Darby writhes while Cage paces.

Starks sneers and smirks as Cage bumps Darby off buckles and CHOPS him! Cage digs his boot into Darby’s good side, but the ref counts. Cage lets off at 4, rains down rights, trying to bust open the good side so Darby will have a full crimson mask. Cage stomps Darby, drags him back up, and then goes corner to corner as AEW returns to single picture. Cage runs in, but into a boot! Darby goes up and leaps, into a fireman’s carry and F5!! Cover, ONE?!?! Darby surprises Cage again and Team Taz is growing frustrated. Fans are thunderous for Darby as Cage yanks Darby right up to a POWERBOMB! And then ANOTHER BOMB! And ANOTHER! That last one was like a Kevin Nash Jackknife!

Darby sits up to flip Cage off?! Cage hauls Darby back up for a bomb to the ramp!! The ref asks Darby if he wants to stop this mask but Darby just flips Cage off again! Taz is furious on commentary and shouts for Cage to whoop Darby’s ass! Cage drags Darby over to a corner, and dead lift SUPERPLEXES him! Cover, ONE!?!?! How is Darby doing this?! Cage is losing his cool, and he goes out to bring the steel steps around! The ref tells Cage to stop, but Cage positions the steps near the apron. Cage drags Darby to the apron and aims at the steps! Cage fireman’s carries but Darby fights out!

Darby dropkicks Cage but Cage holds ropes! Darby BITES the hands, Cage lets go and falls onto the steps! Cage is on the steel, Darby climbs up the corner, SUPER COFFIN DROP!! Both men are down on the floor and fans are thunderous again! A ring count starts, Taz is furious on commentary all over again, and somehow Darby stirs at 3. Darby pushes himself up at 5, gets to the apron at 6, and drags himself in at 7! Cage uses the steps to stand at 8 and gets in at 9! Darby throws wrist tape away to SLAP Cage! And SLAP! SLAP! Darby runs, springboards, but into a waistlock! Cage flips Darby around but Darby BITES Cage’s face!

Darby takes off his studded belt, runs at Cage, gets around and flips over, THROWBACK STUNNER! The belt adds on, and then Darby uses it to tie up Cage’s legs! Darby shoves Cage over and rains down fists on the back of Cage’s head! The ref backs Darby off but Darby comes back, only for Cage to BASEMENT FLAPJACK him! Darby flounders, Cage breaks free of the belt, but Darby runs in for CODE RED!! Cover, TWO!! Cage staggers up, Darby goes to a corner, Darby runs and shotgun dropkicks Cage into buckles! Cover, TWO, but Darby is right to the top rope for DOUBLE STOMPS!

Darby isn’t done, but Hook distracts the ref! Starks YANKS Darby down, but the lights go out! IT’S STIIIIING! Baseball bat shot and a SMACK for Starks! Cage KNEES Darby up top, climbs up and hauls Darby up for a fireman’s carry. Darby fights that off, for a SUPER CRUCIFIX DRIVER!! Cover, Darby wins!!

Winner: Darby Allin, by pinfall (still AEW TNT Champion)

The Icon helped even the odds, and the underdog is still the champion! Will Hobbs hurries out to back up Taz, Hook and Cage, but the snow still falls! Will Team Taz continue to be left out in the cold so long as Sting is watching over Darby?


My Thoughts:

Another great episode for AEW, and a very good second part to New Year’s Smash! We had a really good opening of PAC VS Kingston with everyone else ringside, and I like that Pac since he’s been gone and needs these wins since AEW is about the records. Archer showing up makes a lot of sense, too, as he still has business with Kingston. But with both of them wanting after Kingston, there is surely going to be PAC VS Archer to see who gets first crack at Kingston going into a PPV like AEW Revolution, or maybe even just Beach Break on 2/3/21. Miro VS Chuck was a good match, but I figured Miro wins because the story of Chuck being his “butler” is more interesting and will surely be more entertaining.

I should’ve known from the moment Callis insisted on separate entrances that the Bucks wouldn’t be joining Omega. Of course, Nick Jackson also suffered a minor leg injury last week, so he wasn’t going to be in shape for any matches tonight. This was a good way of covering that up in kayfabe, even if it pushes the pace up on the story. If not for the injury, I would’ve thought they’d give us more time of Bucks and Omega being friends. Of course, the Bucks did get in at the very end of all the brawling between Moxley, Lucha Brothers, Omega and Good Brothers, so perhaps they aren’t that upset with Omega pulling this little swerve.

And while I don’t want “the band” breaking up after only just reuniting, I would love if AEW could be the gateway to a Triple Threat TRIPLE TAG TITLE match. Bucks are AEW World Tag champs, Lucha Brothers are still AAA World Tag champs, and the Good Brothers are currently Impact Wrestling World Tag champs, it would be insane if one of these legitimately great teams became TRIPLE tag champions. At the very least, it’d make sense if Lucha Brothers returned to Impact as they were only just there in 2018 to 2019 and were Impact tag champs just the once.

FTR VS Jungle Boy & Marko Stunt was very good, and it was an interesting twist for Stunt to low blow Dax before Tully cheated him out of a win. I wonder if FTR brings that up before giving us the rematch, but with Luchasaurus in with JB per the usual combination. Though I could see Stunt wanting to be back in, just in JB’s spot. This feud is definitely only extending to build tag contenders on the side while The Bucks are busy with the Omega story. The same goes for the Inner Circle having a Triple Threat Tag within their own ranks. That is going to be a great match, but now that Jericho and MJF have declared for the Tag Division, they’re definitely going to win and go on a run up the rankings.

Deeb VS Conti was a great match, but AEW and TNT still need to figure out how they can go picture in picture and NOT have to go to full commercial. Conti got that monkey flip to cover and then it goes away, I almost thought Deeb was going to win while we were on break. Deeb retains because for one, it’s the NWA title, it won’t change hands until it’s on an NWA program. Plus, Conti is still very young and so is her career, she will have plenty of time to build into a great champion. The Dark Order had a good segment with Hangman Page, but if they’re posing the proposition here, I have a feeling Hangman doesn’t #JoinDarkOrder.

The Waiting Room was alright as far as the talk show portion, as Britt literally reused material from Dark to mock Cody. But Jade Cargill getting in Cody’s face, then brawling with Velvet was a much better segment. As was Rosa calling out Britt and finally giving us the match between them for Beach Break. That match should be treated as an unofficial contender’s match, the winner moving on to challenge Hikaru Shida for the AEW Women’s World Championships. That probably means it’ll be Britt, but perhaps with help from Rebel.

And then the TNT Championship was a great match, especially once Cage tossed Darby through the table and Darby was bleeding. Darby proved his superhuman durability, and it was great for Sting to reinforce him against Team Taz. That tag match has to happen for AEW Revolution. Otherwise, what is Sting really doing here?

My Score: 9.4/10


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