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Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (11/3/20)

A Dark 15 before Full Gear!

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AEW Dark 2

Another MASSIVE Dark going into the homestretch!

It’s still Dark after Halloween and on the way to Full Gear! Will Darby Allin build momentum towards his AEW TNT Championship with Cody Rhodes?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Darby Allin VS BSHP King; Darby wins.
  • Red Velvet & Brandi Rhodes w/ Dustin Rhodes VS Elayna Black & Leyla Hirsch; Velvet & Brandi win.
  • Jurassic Express VS Danny Limelight & KC Navarro; Jurassic Express win(s).
  • Frankie Kazarian VS Ryzin; Kazarian wins.
  • Ricky Starks VS Dave Dutra; Starks wins.
  • Griff Garrison & Brian Pillman Jr VS Sean Maluta & Alex Chamberlain; Garrison & Pillman Jr win.
  • Aaron Solow & Angel Fashion VS Max Caster & Anthony Bowens; Caster & Bowens win.
  • Alan Angels w/ The Dark Order VS VSK; Angels wins.
  • The Butcher & The Blade w/ The Bunny VS Jersey Muscle; The Butcher & The Blade win.
  • Will Hobbs VS D3; Hobbs wins.
  • The Dark Order’s Evil Uno & Stu Grayson VS Baron Black & Nick Comoroto; The Dark Order wins.
  • Six Man Tag: The Dark Order VS Shawn Dean, Cezar Bononi & Fuego del Sol; The Dark Order wins.
  • KiLynn King VS Lei’D Tapa; King wins.
  • Chaos Project VS Private Party; Private Party wins.
  • Sammy Guevara VS Lee Johnson; Guevara wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Darby Allin VS BSHP King!

The #Relentless daredevil underdog is getting a rematch with the American Nightmare at Full Gear, and it is for the AEW TNT Championship! But will he get through the #Notorious King on his way to facing “The Prince of Pro-Wrestling?”

The bell rings and Darby circles with King. They tie up, Darby headlocks but holds on as King tries to power out. Darby uses a clinch but King lifts. Darby thrashes to keep King down, but King powers up to put Darby on the apron. Darby lets go and King pushes him off the apron. Darby lands on his feet but he doesn’t like the attitude. King dares Darby to do something about it but Darby paces. Darby gets on the apron, ducks King’s clothesline but not the elbow! King grabs Darby, Darby shoulders in then slingshots up and over to run and dropkick back! King bails out, fans cheer and now Darby eggs King on. King stays back, goes around the way but Darby swipes at him. Darby then runs and DIVES! Direct hit and King is sent into railing!

Darby puts King in, stalks up behind him and chop blocks a leg! Darby rolls and runs but into a BIG right hand! King grins as he gets up and drags Darby to a wrench. King rams his shoulder into Darby and knocks him over! Darby gets to a corner but King stomps and smears the face paint. King CLUBS Darby, Darby gets to a corner but King fires off uppercuts! King brings Darby around to another corner and digs his boot into Darby’s neck. But Darby uses his legs to drag King down to a KNEEBAR! King gets the ropebreak and pushes Darby away. Darby comes back, King side steps to SPINNING POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! King keeps his focus, gets to a corner and shakes out the bad leg. King climbs up, aims and leaps, SWANTON FLOP as Darby moves!

Darby bobs ‘n’ weaves and ROCKS King with a haymaker! Then another! Darby shoots in, avoids King’s sleeper and chop blocks again! Springboard back body block! Darby brings King up for a strike fest, and a CODE RED! Cover, TWO! King survives but Darby has the legs again, Figure Four Cradle! Cover, Darby wins!

Winner: Darby Allin, by pinfall

Darby didn’t need to completely risk wrecking himself to get this win, and even Taz has to admit that was smart. But will it be the #LastSupper for Cody as champion?

 

Red Velvet & Brandi Rhodes w/ Dustin Rhodes VS Elayna Black & Leyla Hirsch!

Straight outta yo’ mama’s kitchen and now alongside the Queen of the Nightmare Family, Red Velvet is ready to stir it up and get some wins. Will Velvet and Brandi be a strong enough combination to take down the Sorceress and the #LEGIT?

The teams sort out and Brandi starts with Elayna. They circle and fans rally up as the two tie up. Brandi arm-drags but Elayna gets up and cools off. Elayna and Brandi circle again, tie up again, and Elayna gets the arm to wrench to a wristlock. Brandi rolls, handsprings and wrenches back to a wristlock of her own. Elayna knees low then whips Brandi to a corner. Elayna runs in to SHINING WIZARD hard in the corner! Elayna then snapmares and kicks but Brandi ducks to roll her up! TWO, Elayna cools off and sunset flips. ONE and Brandi sits on Elayna, TWO! La Magistrol, TWO! Brandi stays close, wrenches and whips Elayna to the corner hard, then hits a back elbow! Tag to Velvet, Brandi hits a rolling snapmare to a mule kick, Velvet adds a standing moonsault! Cover, TWO!

Velvet brings Elayna up but Elayna ROCKS her with a right and powers her all the way to the corner! Hirsch tags in, she and Elayna mug Velvet. The ref backs Hirsch off and she whips Velvet. Velvet reverses but Hirsch runs her over! Hirsch double guns then runs but Velvet dodges and comes back with a calf kick! Velvet gets Hirsch in a corner and stomps away! Velvet digs her boot in as she does the splits. She lets off at 3 as Elayna gets in, Velvet ROCKS her with that kick! But Hirsch CLOBBERS Velvet! Hirsch brings Velvet up, tags Elayna and throws a knee. Elayna fireman’s carries Velvet for a GO TO SLEEP! Tag to Hirsch, Hirsch runs in to double knee, then swinging dropkick! Cover, TWO! Hirsch stays on Velvet with a waistlock but Velvet resists the lift.

Velvet throws elbows and is free, but she runs into a clothesline! Hirsch drags Velvet around, runs and goes up the ropes to MOONSAULT, but FLOPS! Velvet avoids Hirsch’s flashy agility and both women are crawling for their corners! Hot tags to Elayna and Brandi! Brandi rallies with big clotheslines! Brandi whips, Elayna reverses but Brandi SLING BLADES! Fans fire up more as Brandi watches Elayna get up. Elayna swings but misses, Brandi mule kicks and enziguris! Cover but Hirsch breaks it! Velvet goes after Hirsch but gets thrown out! Brandi SPEARS Hirsch down! But Elayna rolls Brandi up, TWO! Brandi dodges and BOOTS Elayna down! Cover, Brandi and Velvet win!

Winners: Brandi Rhodes & Red Velvet, by pinfall

The Shot of Brandi boot takes the win and Dustin celebrates with the stir it up dance. Will Velvet and Brandi continue to rise up rankings together in the AEW Women’s Division?

 

Jurassic Express VS Danny Limelight & KC Navarro!

Speaking of rising up ranks, Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus want to keep things going towards the AEW World Tag Team Championships. Whether it is FTR or the Young Bucks with those belts after Full Gear, will they be on a collision course with a boy and his dinosaur?

The teams sort out and JB starts with Limelight in a bit of a rematch from last Dark. They tie up, JB wrenches to a wristlock but Limelight rolls and handsprings and trips JB up. Limelight has the leg and rolls JB to then whip, but JB reverses to reel him in., Limelight powers out but JB runs him over! Limelight kips up but JB trips him to Oklahoma Roll! TWO, Limelight has a cover, TWO! JB ducks a clothesline to snapmare and arm-drag and fireman’s carry takedown. Cover, ONE, but JB stays on the arm. Fans rally, JB cartwheels to fire off kicks and chops! JB goes up the ropes, springboards and arm-drags again! Limelight returns for another arm-drag and the armlock! Fans cheer but Limelight gets up. JB wrenches, tags Luchasaurus but Limelight gets away.

Tag to Navarro and he talks trash already. Luchasaurus throws him to a corner! Navarro boots back, but Luchasaurus doesn’t flinch! Navarro goes up and over, runs and wheelbarrows but he can’t bring Luchasaurus down that way so he swings into a sunset flip. Luchasaurus stays up but Navarro avoids the stomp. Navarro runs, Luchasaurus goes to back drop but Navarro rolls off his back. Navarro talks smack on the “dumbass dinosaur,” but he turns around into a CHOP! Luchasaurus drags Navarro up to throw out of the ring hard! Luchasaurus then goes out to go after him, but Limelight leaps in! Only to bounce off of Luchasaurus’ head! Luchasaurus throws Navarro into ropes! And then fireman’s carries him to put him in properly.

Navarro crawls, Luchasaurus puts him in the corner and fires off heavy hands! Tag to JB, JB goes up as Luchasaurus scoop slams! KNEE-BOARD SENTON! Cover but Limelight stomps it! JB glares at Limelight but he goes back to Navarro. JB brings Navarro up, suplexes but Navarro escapes! Tag to Limelight but JB dodges him and dropkicks him down! JB runs but Navarro cheap shots him! JB DECKS Navarro, goes after Limelight, but Limelight redirects and reels JB into a Complete Shot into ropes! Navarro adds another cheap shot kick, then Limelight adds his own kick! Cover, TWO! Limelight keeps on JB with a snapmare and a KICK to the back! Limelight puts JB in the corner, tags Navarro, and they mug JB.

Navarro brings JB out, whips but JB reverses, only for Navarro to drop toehold him to the ropes! Swinging dropkick! Navarro runs in to roll JB up, TWO! Tag to Limelight, JB tags Luchasaurus! Luchasaurus runs Limelight over, CHOPS him all over, then puts him in a corner. Navarro tries a cheap shot but he gets TOSSED! Luchasaurus runs in, misses in the corner but gets DOUBLE CLOTHESLINES! Fans fire up, Luchasaurus drags Navarro up and whips to pop up for a FLAPJACK! TAIL WHIP! Limelight staggers into the choke grip but flips out of the choke slam! Limelight throws an elbow but Luchasaurus BOOTS! Limelight ends up in the corner, but he dodges Luchasaurus by going up and straddling the ropes!

Limelight springboards and KNEES, but Luchasaurus stays up! Limelight goes back out, springboards again, but into a choke grip! Limelight flips out of the choke slam again, but into a KNEE! Navarro dodges Luchasaurus, JB tags in, Navarro QUEBRADAS, but into Luchasaurus’ arms! Gut wrench, TICKET TO EXTINCTION! JB grabs Limelight, feeds to the back suplex and then BOMB! Cover, Jurassic Express wins!

Winners: Jurassic Express, by pinfall

And they keep on rolling! Are Jungle Boy Jack and Luchasaurus on track for gold?

 

Frankie Kazarian VS Ryzin!

The Heavy Metal Rebel is solo again because The Hybrid2 beat up Christopher Daniels after SCU won! Will the Priest of Sin be used as an example to Angelico and Jack Evans?

The bell rings and Kaz circles with Ryzin. They tie up, Kaz wrenches to a hammerlock then a drop toehold to a facelock. Ryzin fights up, Kaz holds on to then wrench to another wristlock. Kaz wrenches more, whips but Ryzin reverses, only for Kaz to backslide him! TWO, Inside Cradle, TWO! Kaz back kicks and knees then LARIATS Ryzin down! Fans fire up for Kaz as he paces. Ryzin gets to a corner but Kaz is on him, only for Ryzin to throw him into buckles! Ryzin paces, stomps away on Kaz, then lets off at the ref’s count. Ryzin argues the count but goes back to drag Kaz up by his legs, for a POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO! Kaz survives and Ryzin is angry again. Ryzin clubs Kaz, drags him up and throws haymakers! Kaz CHOPS back! And CHOPS again!

Ryzin powers Kaz to a corner, rams his shoulder in again and again, then chokes Kaz with both hands! The ref counts, Ryzin lets off and tells fans to shut up. Ryzin brings Kaz up, whips him corner to corner but Kaz comes back to LARIAT! And windmill heel kick! Kaz whips, Ryzin reverses but Kaz clobbers him with forearms! Kaz fires up, he brings Ryzin up and then suplexes, but Ryzin blocks. Kaz CLUBS Ryzin over and over then hits a PERFECT PLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Kaz keeps his cool and he drags Ryzin up. Ryzin gets around to waistlock but Kaz drops down to victory roll, TWO! Ryzin SUPERKICKS and Kaz staggers into his atomic drop! Ryzin runs to BOOT, then he brings him to a corner for a BUCKLE BULLDOG!

Ryzin gives last rites before he goes up and up and moonsaults! Kaz knees him back! Then INVERTED DDT! Cover, Kaz wins!

Winner: Frankie Kazarian, by pinfall

The Heavy Metal Rebel is all fired up! Dasha appears to interview Kaz in the ring. Congrats on the win, but he’s been winning both singles and tag matches. What is his goal in AEW? Kaz says it doesn’t matter who is out here with him, the goal is the same. But the Hybrid2 attack! Angelico clobbers Kaz and puts him in a Pluma Blanca while Evans takes the mic from Dasha to talk trash! “Objection, Frankie! In all honesty, what you need to be doing is telling Daniels to mind his own business before he gets hurt, too!”

But speaking of, Christopher Daniels gets in to clobber Evans! Angelico lets Kaz go but Daniels DECKS him! Daniels brawls with Evans, then hits him with ANGEL’S WINGS! SCU sends TH2 running but Daniels tells Evans that he can get his ass handed to him now if he wants! Do the kids want to show Daniels hybrid? He’ll show them hybrid when he stomps holes in their faces! Will The Addiction make TH2 quit screwing around?

 

Ricky Starks VS Dave Dutra!

Absolute still holds a grudge on Darby Allin, but will have to hold onto it longer since Darby is facing Cody at Full Gear. Will Starks use #TheFutra as a substitute for his frustrations?

The bell rings and Starks circles with Dutra. They tie up, Dutra waistlocks but Starks elbows and arm-drags free. Dutra comes back but Starks wrenches to a wristlock. Dutra rolls, rolls and slips through to reverse the wristlock. Starks ROCKS Dutra with the right! Then CHOPS him to a corner! Starks JABS Dutra, then whips him corner to corner. Dutra reverses and runs in to forearm! Dutra spins to clothesline then pushes Starks out. Dutra goes up but Starks shoves Dutra down! Dutra hits the floor, Starks goes out to say hi to the ladies before ramming Dutra into the apron. Starks air guitars his theme song before putting Dutra in.

Starks stalks Dutra, brings him up but Dutra throws body shots. Starks slaps Dutra around, wrenches but Dutra SLAPS back! Starks CLOBBERS Dutra and rains down furious fists for it! The fans boo but Starks back suplexes Dutra high and hard! Starks kips up, strikes his pose, and grimaces as he checks his teeth. Dutra is in a corner, Starks watches him stand, and KNEES him in! Starks whips corner to corner, runs in but misses! Dutra rolls Starks up, ONE, but Dutra hops up for a sunset flip! TWO, Starks SPEARS Dutra down! Starks isn’t done, he gut wrenches to the ROSHAMEBEAUX! Cover, Starks wins!

Winner: Ricky Starks, by pinfall

Absolute victory! But will Starks’ absolute grudge be satisfied when he finally gets his hands on Darby Allin? Oh and of course, he joins Taz and Excalibur on commentary to watch the rest of “AEW Starks.”

 

Griff Garrison & Brian Pillman Jr VS Sean Maluta & Alex Chamberlain!

The Ivy League MVP and Bulletproof BPJ are working to get a foothold in the AEW Tag Division, but the Samoan Dragon and The Hammer are trying to officially sign period! Will the new Hollywood Blondes get a big win this close to Full Gear?

The teams sort out, Griff starts with Chamberlain and fans rally up. They tie up, Chamberlain powers Griff to a corner but lets off at the ref’s count with some attitude. Griff keeps his cool, circles with Chamberlain and they tie up again. Griff waistlocks, Chamberlain powers him to a corner but Griff avoids the elbow to waistlock again. Griff headlocks, Chamberlain powers out and runs Griff over! Things speed up, Griff hurdles but Chamberlain blocks the hip toss. Griff ducks the clothesline to BOOT back! Maluta tags in, but runs into a drop toehold! BPJ tags in and he runs to DOUBLE STOMP! Cover, TWO! BPJ drags Maluta up, bumps him off buckles and CHOPS him! BPJ stomps, snapmares and tags Griff for a slingshot leg drop! Tag back to BPJ and he slingshot sentons! Cover, TWO!

BPJ keeps on Maluta, brings him up but Maluta throws body shots. BPJ clubs Maluta then CHOPS him! Cover, TWO! BPJ drags Maluta up, wrenches and whips him to a corner then hits a clothesline! BPJ dodges Chamberlain’s cheap shot but runs into Maluta’s flapjack hotshot! Chamberlain tags in and CLOBBERS BPJ! Cover, TWO! BPJ survives but Chamberlain is furious. Chamberlain throws forearms and tags Maluta in. Chamberlain scoops, Maluta BOOTS for the SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO! Maluta keeps on BPJ, brings him up and ROCKS him with a forearm! And CHOPS him! BPJ throws body shots back and then throws forearms. BPJ runs but Maluta SAMOAN DROPS him! Cover, TWO! BPJ toughs it out and gets to a corner.

Maluta is after him with forearms, then whips him corner to corner, but BPJ dodges the corner knee. Maluta comes back into BPJ’s SPINNING POWERSLAM! BPJ crawls and hot tags Griff! Griff rallies with big clotheslines! Chamberlain gets clear of Griff’s forearm but Maluta hurries up behind him. Maluta waistlocks, Griff standing switches and back suplexes for a facebuster! Cover, Chamberlain breaks it! BPJ SUPERKICKS Chamberlain out of the ring, then slingshots, springboards and CROSSBODIES! Griff whips Maluta to pop him up, BPJ springboard SHOTEIS into the BOMB! Cover, Griff and BPJ win!

Winners: Griff Garrison & Brian Pillman Jr, by pinfall

But Lance Archer attacks! He CLOBBERS Griff and then drags him up to whip and crossbody! BPJ climbs up and leaps in, but into a POWERSLAM! Jake the Snake counts them off, two down and two to go. “Feed the monster.” Chamberlain gets in but gets caught to a dragon sleeper, Archer drags Maluta into things, CHOKE SLAM INVERTED DDT!! “Oh that was sick!” The Snake loves what the Murderhawk Monster does and then speaks to Eddie Kingston. He’s made some serious mistakes, and the biggest is crossing their path. Eddie may have some heavy hitters with him now, but The Snake wants to ask them how to spell, “boy.” Little b, baby o, and “chicken something” y. That’s what they are. They will pay the price.

No more games, they’re opening it all up. Jake might even DDT someone just so they’ll learn. And then the ultimate price comes at the hands of this man. Archer tells Kingston to rage against the dying of the light. You saw what he did to these four, just imagine what he’ll do to the “family.” Kingston has a gift of gab, and has told everyone that he never lost the battle royal, or that he never tapped out. Kingston, shut up and fight! Archer hopes Kingston wins the title so that Archer can take it from his bruised and bloody body. But it doesn’t matter to Archer, really. Because in AEW, Archer is the horror that you can’t help but watch peeking through your fingers. Archer vows to rage in every single fight, but he will never go quietly into that good night. Archer was very poetic tonight, but what he will do will be understood universally. Moxley, Kingston, or anyone else that is even remotely near the ring, #EverybodyDies.

 

Aaron Solow & Angel Fashion VS Max Caster & Anthony Bowens!

We saw Mr. Platinum and the 5 Tool Player run their mouths against Best Friends, only to lose. Will they learn to put up and shut up this week?

Caster again has a mic to talk. He’ll “rap” about his opponents tonight. “The Acclaimed is back because Tony Khan knows the deal. We up against two generic guys with no appeal. Yo, hold on, hold on. That’s Aaron Solow, here’s a challenge: cut a good promo! And that’s Angel Fashion? That can’t be right. He can’t be in fashion with those wack ass tights! So take yo ass home back to your mom’s couch. The show’s name is Dark cuz I put your lights out!” Caster improved since last week, but will that translate in the ring?

The teams sort out, Bowens starts with Fashion and they approach. Bowens mule kicks hard, bumps Fashion off buckles then stomps away! Bowens brings Fashion up to CHOP him, and Carter tags in. “Maxxy” and Bowens mug Fashion and Caster takes a bow. Caster wrenches and whips but Fashion dodges to huricanrana! Fashion dodges, comes back and back kicks hard to then front kick and heel kick! Cover, ONE! Caster is in a daze, Fashion scoops but Caster slips out. Fashion standing switches but Bowens tags in before the O’Conner roll. Caster kicks Fashion into Bowens’ KICK! Caster back suplexes and Bowens DECKS Solow! Bowens covers Fashion, TWO! Fashion grits his teeth but Bowens stomps Fashion. Fashion gets angry and fans rally with him. Caster clubs him down, drags him up and puts him on ropes.

Tag to Caster, Caster brings Fashion up and Bowens runs for the ol’ leap frog attack! Caster is fired up and Bowens is gloating as he covers, ONE! Fashion toughs it out but Bowens wraps on a chinlock. Bowens grinds Fashion down, fans rally up and Fashion throws body shots. Bowens knees low, throws forearms and elbows, then brings Fashion over. Tag to Caster, they mug Fashion more, and Caster tags Bowens back in. Fashion fights back, ROCKS Bowens and elbows Caster. Bowens SUPERKICKS and Caster BACKBREAKERS! Bowens runs to PENALTY KICK! Cover, TWO! Fashion survives and Bowens seethes. Bowens drags Fashion over and tags Caster in. Caster goes up top and leaps but his elbow misses! Caster is furious with Fashion as Fashion gets up, Fashion enziguris hard! Tag to Solow!

Solow dodges Caster, DECKS Bowens, then dodges Caster again to hit a clothesline! Solow whips corner to corner, uppercuts in the corner, then goes the other way. Caster puts him on the apron but Solow enziguris! Solow leaps over Bowens’ sweep to SUPERKICK him! Solow goes up, FLYING CLOTHESLINE! Starks cheers his old tag partner on as he tags Fashion in. Fashion and Solow are in opposite corners, but Bowens anchors Solow! Fashion runs in but is sent into Solow! Caster BOOTS Fashion down while Bowens RAMS Solow into barriers! Bowens tags back in, he and Caster drag Fashion around to wheelbarrow and CUTTER! Cover, Bowens and Caster win!

Winners: Max Caster & Anthony Bowens, by pinfall

They backed up the trash talk with teamwork! Will Caster and Bowens do the same to even more teams in AEW?

 

Alan Angels w/ The Dark Order VS VSK!

Number Five marks the halfway point on the night, and leads the charge for the Numbers tonight. Will Angels win and add to the Dark Order’s growing power?

The bell rings and Angels circles with VSK. They tie up, Angels wrenches to a wristlock, but VSK rolls and handsprings to wrench back to a headlock. Angels gets out and around to a headlock of his own, but VSK powers out. Angels holds hair to bring VSK back in for the headlock and takeover. Angels gloats as he grinds VSK down, but VSK fights up and powers out again. Angels grabs hair, VSK breaks free to arm-drag Angels around! VSK scoops and slams and splashes down! Cover, TWO! Angels grabs a leg and messes with VSK’s knee pad. VSK pushes Angels away but has to fix the pad, only for Angels to dropkick him into buckles! VSK tumbles out of the ring, Angels goes out and throws him into barriers!

Angels taunts VSK and stomps him. Angels brings VSK up and snap suplexes him to the ground! Angels refreshes the count while Preston Vance applauds. Angels puts VSK in the ring, the Dark Order members “spar” and Angels goes into the ring. VSK throws body shots and forearms and uppercuts! VSK whips but Angels dodges and rolls to redirect and mule kick! BUZZSAW! Cover, TWO! Angels keeps his cool and even smirks as he KICKS VSK in the back! Angels taunts VSK but VSK hits back. Angels stomps a mudhole into VSK for that but the ref counts. Angels lets off, fans rally up and he brings VSK around for a clinch and uppercut! Cover, TWO! Angels grows annoyed now but he puts VSK in a half nelson and chinbar. VSK endures, fans rally up and VSK pries at the hold.

VSK gets up, throws body shots and jawbreakers free. VSK throws forearms but Angels knees low. Angels whips, VSK reverses but Angels goes up. VSK stays clear, O’Conner rolls to CHAOS THEORY! Angels ends up in a corner, VSK runs into uppercut! Then side to side to BOOT! VSK brings Angels to the fireman’s carry but Angels fights free. Angels HEEL KICKS VSK down! VSK goes to the apron, Angels goes out to join him and watches him rise. Angels runs to CLOBBER VSK onto the apron! Angels puts VSK in, drags him up and brings him around, WING SNAPPER! Cover, Angels wins!

Winner: Alan Angels, by pinfall

Numbers 5 and 10 scare off the ref to loom over VSK. They kick him out and pace about. Will the Dark Order continue to take over AEW one win at a time?

 

Someone knocks on a door.

Peter Avalon opens the door and welcomes this someone into his surprisingly lavish lounge. They must be here in regards to his Craig’s List ad for a new manager, right? He loses track with all the personals and “missed connections” floating around. But please, join him on the couch. She is very pretty. Avalon is very pretty. But his “delicious peach” is beautiful, too. Will she have some Bubbly? It came free with the “child’s doll.” He means action figure but sure. Avalon has some questions to ask her, so please, sit. He sits very close. Does she like wrestling? Professionally, of course. Mud? Jell-O? Squared circle? Oh, sorry. How many books has she read this week? No, that’s inappropriate. He’s just on a rebound right now.

But he must say, she has very lovely, strong, masculine hands. The gloves come off, literally, and she slaps him! Avalon gets furious! He is Pretty Peter, and he doesn’t need anyone! He is the biggest man in pro-wrestling, and we will see it is #PPAallday! The mystery woman knocks again, he answers, and she takes her glove back.

 

The Butcher & The Blade w/ The Bunny VS Jersey Muscle!

Allie is back by the side of Braxton Sutter and Andy Williams, making “the family” stronger than ever. Will the beefy “Jock” Steve Gibki and “Jet” Tony Vincita be minced meat after this match?

The second Butcher and Blade hit the ring, they hit Jersey Muscle! The bell rings to put this on record as Blade scoop slams Gibki and Butcher throws Vincita out! Blade drags Gibki up and throws him out now, then finally take the jackets off. Jersey Muscle regroups but Blade and Butcher double hip toss Vincita in! Vincita goes to a corner but Blade whips him to the other corner and CHOPS him! Tag to Butcher, double headbutts! And double HIP TOSS again! He ends up in the corner! Gibki tags in, pulls his straps down to get serious, and Butcher stands against him. They ram shoulders and then brawl with haymakers. Gibki runs but Butcher follows to redirect and run him over! Butcher stomps around, Vincita tags in so Blade tags back.

Blade kicks and whips Vincita to a corner and ROCKS him with haymakers! Blade CHOPS and stomps Vincita down then digs his knee in! The ref counts, Blade lets off finally but Allie talks a lot of trash. Blade runs back in but Vincita slips out and Blade hits buckles! Vincita climbs up, but Allie anchors him! Butcher shoves Vincita down! Blade goes out and goes after Vincita to whip him into railing! Allie taunts Vincita’s pain and Blade drags him up. Blade puts Vincita in, Vincita crawls but to the wrong corner! Blade runs in but Vincita elbows him away! Blade comes back but is sent to the ramp! Gibki tags in and dodges Blade to DECK Butcher! Blade returns but Gibki JABS and JABS and ROCKS him with the right!

Gibki whips, Blade reverses but Gibki counters to a facelock! But Blade lifts him, Butcher tags in, atomic drop to crossbody! Butcher DECKS Vincita, Gibki gets the BACK SUPLEX CHOKE SLAM! And the POWERBOMB NECKBREAKER! Cover, Butcher and Blade win!

Winners: The Butcher & The Blade, by pinfall

The family wrecks Jersey Muscle and will also be waiting on the other side of Full Gear. Will the AEW Tag Team Champions have to worry about these two in the near future? Actually, the immediate future has QT Marshall and Dustin Rhodes storming out! The Natural Nightmares promised to whoop that ass and here it is! They brawl with Butcher and Blade and the fans fire up! Dustin throws Butcher out and QT is alone with Blade, but then Allie gets in the ring. QT is distracted but only a moment as he goes after Blade again! They brawl, Blade rams QT into a corner but QT hits back! Refs rush out to stop this, and Allie shields Blade. Dustin is still after Butcher so Blade goes out there! Things are chaotic, and will only get worse from here! Who comes out the other side still standing?

 

Will Hobbs VS D3!

Team Taz still expects the Embodiment of Willpower to properly answer them. Is he with them or against them? Will the Prince of Rome be used to make Hobbs’ answer clear?

The bell rings and D3 approaches Hobbs. D3 shoves and talks trash, but Hobbs corners him and throws him into buckles! D3 dodges and kicks the leg over and over! And CHOPS and throws haymakers! Hobbs just scowls and shoves him down! D3 gets back up but runs into a MASSIVE URENAGE! This is why Taz wants Hobbs on his side! Hobbs scoops D3, runs and OKLAHOMA STAMPEDES! Hobbs then hits the WILLPOWER SLAM! Cover, Hobbs wins!

Winner: Will Hobbs, by pinfall

Hobbs has a big smile, but Taz is growing impatient waiting on the answer. Will Hobbs keep him waiting a little longer? Starks isn’t waiting, he rushes Hobbs at the ramp! And Brian Cage slides in from the other side! Team Taz isn’t making a good case jumping the guy they want! They mug him 2v1 and get him down! Taz says this is Hobbs’ fault. But then the lights go out, and Darby’s music plays! Darby is here with a skateboard! Team Taz get out of the ring before he can hit them! Darby returns the favor for the save a few weeks ago. Will he and Hobbs stick together to take the fight to Team Taz?

 

The Dark Order’s Evil Uno & Stu Grayson VS Baron Black & Nick Comoroto!

The OG look to stay strong in their own run in AEW’s Tag Division. Will the #EmpBRUH and Freak Beast Wrecking Ball be but speed bumps as we head for Full Gear?

The teams sort out and Uno starts against Baron. They approach but Uno does the Dark Order pose. Uno brushes Baron off so Comoroto tags in, and that worries Uno! Stu wants in and tags! Stu kicks and headlocks Comoroto but Comoroto endures the grind. Comoroto powers out and they collide. Neither budges so Stu fires up and runs. They collide again, Stu is still loving this as Comoroto stays up! Stu runs, dodges and springboards, but into Comoroto’s arms! Comoroto pops Stu up but Stu lands on his feet to club Comoroto from behind! Tag to Uno, and Uno runs but gets run over! Comoroto wrenches and CLUBS Uno, then mocks the Dark Order pose as he knuckle locks Uno. Uno CHOPS but Comoroto glares. Uno knees low, tags Stu in but Comoroto back drops Stu with one arm!

Comoroto wrenches Uno’s arm, then knuckle locks Stu’s arm, and is winning a test of strength 2v1! But the Dark Order double kick and double whip, but Comoroto breaks the double clothesline! Comoroto clobbers them both, tags Baron in, and Baron wrenches Uno to uppercut, chop and CHOP! Stu runs in, Baron dodges to hip toss but Stu blocks that. Baron blocks Stu’s hip toss back to hit low and put him into the abdominal stretch! Stu endures as Baron digs his elbows in. Stu fights out, pulls hair and puts Baron in a corner. Stu whips corner to corner, Baron goes up and over and blocks the kick to DRAGON SCREW! Baron holds onto the leg, turns Stu over and has the legs tied up for a Queen Angelito, into a surfboard! Stu endures this unique hold so Baron boots him down!

Baron steps to Uno and Uno stays back. Comoroto grabs for Stu but Stu clobbers Baron first! Stu bumps Baron off buckles, tags Uno, and the Dark Order mug him. Uno whips Stu in to splash Baron, then Stu feeds Baron to Uno’s BOOT! Cover, TWO! Fans rally but Uno is on Baron with a CHOP! Uno JABS Baron down then backs off at the ref’s reprimand. Uno goes back but Baron shoulders and CHOPS back! Uno bell CLAPS Baron to reel him in for a backbreaker! Tag to Stu, he slingshot apron sentons! Fans are divided as Stu taunts Baron. Stu drags Baron up to CHOP him back down! Cover, TWO! Stu wrenches Baron’s arm to a wristlock, knees low and hard, then brings him up for a BIG forearm! Baron goes to a corner, Stu brings him up and powers him to the Dark Order corner!

Uno gets a cheap shot in, then chokes Baron while Stu taunts Comoroto! The ref reprimands Stu but Baron CHOPS him! Baron DECKS Uno but Stu CLOBBERS Baron! Stu Penalty Kicks and covers, TWO! Stu drags Baron up, calls for Uno but Uno is slow to getting up. Baron atomic drops Stu and hits the BACKSTABBER! Stu tumbles, fans fire up, and both men crawl. Hot tag to Comoroto! Comoroto rallies on Stu, Uno gets in now but Comoroto scoop SLAMS him! Comoroto scoop, spins and SLAMS Stu! Comoroto fires up as he goes corner to corner with back elbows on Uno, and one on Stu! Tag to Baron and Comoroto scoops Stu.

Baron runs, but Stu slips off to shove Comoroto into Baron! Stu manages a torture rack and NIGHTFALL BACKBREAKER! Tag to Uno, Uno has Baron up. Stu goes up top, FATALITY!! Cover, Uno and Stu win!

Winners: The Dark Order, by pinfall

That was one hell of a battle with two hopefuls, but the Dark Order comes out on top. Will Uno and Stu be poised to finally get those AEW World Tag Team Championships?

 

Six Man Tag: The Dark Order VS Shawn Dean, Cezar Bononi & Fuego del Sol!

BOOM BOOM Colt Cabana, as well as “Number 4” John Silver and “Number 10” Preston Vance are going to be taking on Cody and the Gunn Club for the last Dynamite before Full Gear! But that means they need to make sure this combination works! Will the Captain lead the Brazilian V8 Engine and the Fire of the Sun to a victory over this fresh trio?

The trios sort out, and Silver says he’s starting against Bononi. Bononi doesn’t take Silver serious being he’s head and shoulders taller. Silver gets in Bononi’s… chest, and says, “I’m freakin’ jacked, baby!” Silver says Bononi can’t pick him up! So he gives him a free shot. But then Vance gets in with a cheap shot! And Silver lifts Bononi!? Silver SLAMS Bononi and fires up. Silver headlocks, Bononi picks Silver up and powers out. Fuego tags in but Silver runs him over! Silver talks trash to Bononi while he goes after Fuego. But Cabana tags in? Cabana wants to work with Silver, but they can’t agree on who whips who in. They finally sort that out and Cabana whips Silver in to corner clothesline Fuego! Silver whips Fuego into Cabana’s double CHOPS!

Cabana brings Fuego up, scoops him and slams him, then tags Vance. Vance looms over Fuego, drags him up but Fuego KNEES! Fuego hurries after Vance to tornado but no DDT! Vance fireman’s carries to pop Fuego up for a BOMB! Fuego flounders as Silver laughs but Dean tags in. Dean and Vance circle but Silver talks trash. This distracts Dean and Vance knees low! Vance headlocks, Dean powers out but Vance runs him over! Vance runs, Dean drops and hurdles but Vance blocks the hip toss. Dean blocks the hip toss, fires off knees and then headbutts! Vance BOOTS Dean down! Vance drags Dean up but fans rally for the Captain. Vance bumps Dean off buckles, tags Silver in, and Silver KICKS Dean down! Silver drags Dean away and tags in Cabana.

Cabana drags Dean up and throws elbows! Dean flounders, Cabana winds up for the BIONIC ELBOW! Cabana keeps on Dean but Dean throws a big forearm! Cabana whips, Dean holds ropes to enziguri back! Tag to Bononi! Bononi dodges Cabana to BLAST the corner! Cabana CHOPS but Bononi just gets mad! Bononi choke grips, Cabana breaks free but Bononi ROCKS Cabana with a right! Cabana whips Cabana to a corner, hits a corner clothesline then hoists Cabana up top. Cabana boots back, Vance tags in, Cabana leaps over Bononi. Cabana baits Bononi in, dodges, Fuego tags in but Vance SPEARS Bononi! SPINE BUSTER for Fuego! Tag to Silver, Cabana BLASTS Dean down! Cabana and Vance drag Fuego up to put on Silver’s shoulders and Silver spins, AIRPLANE F10!! Cover, the Dark Order wins!

Winners: The Dark Order, by pinfall

Maybe they should call that the F4 for Silver! But whatever it is, it helped this combination win! Will Cabana, Silver and Vance do it again against the American Nightmare and the Gunns?

 

KiLynn King VS Lei’D Tapa!

The Queen of Crazy hasn’t had the best run, but she isn’t letting that keep her down! Will she and the Tongan Titaness tear it up?

The bell rings and King circles with Tapa. They tie up, Tapa shoves King away and dares her to bring it. King and Tapa tie up again, King headlocks but Tapa powers up to throw King away! Tapa and King circle, King kicks low and headlocks again. Tapa powers out then runs King over! King bails out but Tapa follows and comes around the way. Tapa runs but into a mule kick! And a SUPERKICK! But Tapa CLOBBERS King with a full body check! Tapa drags King up, puts her in the ring, and gets on the apron to stand King up. King hotshots Tapa back, runs side to side and ROCKS Tapa with a clothesline! Tapa grabs King and throws her down!

Tapa gets in, slashes the throat and drags King up but King fires off big hands! They brawl, Tapa kicks low and fireman’s carries for a SAMOAN DROP! Cover, TWO! Tapa is furious but she brings King up. King breaks free, hits back with forearms then whips, but Tapa reverses. King clotheslines but Tapa stays up so King keeps moving! They collide, King dodges and crossbodies! Cover, ONE!! King stays on Tapa but Tapa throws body shots. Tapa fireman’s carries again but King fights out to lift and throw into ropes! King runs to LARIAT! Fans fire up as King goes to a corner. Tapa is in a drop zone, King goes up top, King FROG SPLASHES! Cover, King wins!

Winner: KiLynn King, by pinfall

Finally, a win for King! Tapa is up already, though, and she is not happy! But she concedes she is in no shape to come back for more. King is finally out of the loss column, will she claim her throne soon enough?

 

Chaos Project VS Private Party!

Luther and Serpentico are so different from Marq Quen and Isiah Kassidy, it’s night and day! But will it be a nightmare for Private Party this close to Full Gear?

The teams sort out and Kassidy starts with SNAKEMAN! Serpentico circles with Kassidy and they tie up. Serpentico headlocks, Kassidy throws body shots and powers out to hurdle and drop down. Kassidy arm-drags Serpentico around, but Serpentico avoids the third. Serpentico brings Kassidy up but the arm-drag hits after all! Serpentico mule kicks back, throws hands and tags in Luther. The Original Death Dealer fires up but Kassidy dodges the kick to fire off hands! Luther ROCKS Kassidy, scoops him but Kassidy slips out to run and slide and dropkick! Luther tags Serpentico back in and Serpentico runs, into an arm-drag! Kassidy clamps onto the arm, Serpentico gets up but Kassidy wrenches.

Tag to Quen, Quen BOOTS the arm and wrenches to an elbow breaker. Quen drags Serpentico down to the mat, Serpentico rolls but Quen wrenches. Quen tags Kassidy in, Kassidy climbs up and drops ax handles on the arm. Kassidy mocks Luther’s third eye and he wrenches Serpentico. Tag to Quen, Private Party whip and leap frog to hit the arm again. Quen stomps the arm, wrenches it then tags Kassidy back in. Quen whips Serpentico into Kassidy’s boot! Quen atomic drops, Kassidy enziguris! Luther runs in but Private Party dodges to double dropkick him out! The fans cheer and Private Party soak it up. Kaz is watching in the stands, it seems, as Chaos Project regroups. Serpentico gets in but Luther has him wait so he can tag in.

Luther runs at Kassidy and throws big forearms! Luther runs to BOOT Kassidy! Luther screams and runs to LARIAT Kassidy down! Fans boo but Luther wants more and he runs, but Kassidy blocks the boot for the spinning roundhouse! Luther wobbles, Kassidy runs, but Serpentico shoots streamers at him! Not big streamers, but still. Kassidy is confused, Luther waistlocks and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Quen protests the streamers that are obviously there, but Luther tags Serpentico. Luther scoops and gives Kassidy a backbreaker, then he uses Serpentico as a human weapon, back suplex senton! Cover, TWO! Serpentico drags Kassidy up, whips him to a corner, then runs in, only for Kassidy to boot! Serpentico comes back and back drops Kassidy! Cover, TWO!

Serpentico drags Kassidy over, Luther tags in, and Luther stomps Kassidy down. Luther drags Kassidy up but Kassidy hits back. Luther fish hooks Kassidy’s face while he chokes him on the ropes! “Smile~! You’re gonna be famous!” Luther stops, drags Kassidy up and butterfly suplexes him! Luther tags Serpentico and uses him as a weapon again, inverted suplex splash! Cover, TWO! Kassidy is toughing it out but Serpentico stands on the hand! Tag to Luther and Luther looms over Kassidy. Luther stomps Kassidy’s hands, drags him up and scoops him for a slam! Serpentico tags in and goes up top, for another human weapon, ROCKET LAUNCHER SWANTON! Serpentico crawls to a cover, TWO!

Kassidy is still in this but Serpentico tags Luther in. They go after the leg together with stomps, then Serpentico tags back in. Chaos Project drags Kassidy up, RAMS him into their corner, then Serpentico whips Luther in. Kassidy moves and Luther hits buckles! Kassidy dumps Serpentico out to the apron, and fans fire up as Kassidy crawls for his corner! Hot tag to Quen! Quen rallies on Serpentico with big forearms then a leg lariat! Luther gets in, Quen dodges to PELE! Quen mocks the third eye, PELE again to knock him down! Quen QUEBRADAS Serpentico! Cover, TWO! Quen stomps Serpentico in the corner, Luther goes after Quen but Kassidy goes after Luther. Luther ROCKS Kassidy then stomps him.

Quen tries to drop toehold but Luther stays up. Kassidy BULLDOGS Luther down! Quen RAMS into Serpentico then puts him up top. Tag to Kassidy, GIN ‘N’ JUICE!! Cover, Private Party wins!

Winners: Private Party, by pinfall

Quen and Kassidy win the day and Kaz heads out without a word. Is SCU interested in Private Party in some way?

 

Sammy Guevara VS Lee Johnson!

The Spanish God will face Matt Hardy in the ELITE DELETION at Full Gear, but no one really knows what that means. However, Sammy also has a match alongside Ortiz for Dynamite against MJF and Wardlow in an effort to keep MJF out of the Inner Circle. Will Big Shotty be but an appetizer for Sammy’s big week?

The bell rings, even as Sammy lounges on the top rope. Sammy hops down to circle with Johnson and they tie up. Sammy waistlocks, mat return and floats all over to a cover, ONE as Johnson gives it all back. They move around and Sammy facelocks. Johnson slips out, has the mat return of his own, but they’re back up. Sammy pries the waistlock, wrenches to a wristlock, then gets around for another mat slam. Sammy poses on Johnson’s back then goes back to a facelock. Johnson fights up, reaches for a leg, but Sammy shifts to a waistlock. Sammy shoves, Johnson handsprings over him and Sammy has to give him credit. Things speed up, Sammy hurdles then back flips over Johnson to dropkick him down! Johnson flounders to a corner while Sammy kips up!

Fans cheer for Sammy as he hits the Sammyrooni! Sammy goes to Johnson in the corner, digs forearms in then rams a shoulder in. The ref reprimands, Sammy lets off to CHOP! Johnson goes to another corner, Sammy whips him corner to corner, but Johnson goes up and over and around to waistlock and shove. Johnson hurdles, drops and dropkicks! Johnson gives us the Shottyrooni! Sammy gets up and CHOPS but Johnson CHOPS back! It’s a CHOP fight that turns into a brawl with forearms! Sammy rocks Johnson then CHOPS him again! Sammy soaks up the cheers and jeers before he goes after Johnson again. Johnson turns things around to CHOP and CHOP and CHOP!

Sammy kicks low, clubs Johnson down, then stalks him along the ropes. Sammy knees and stomps Johnson over and over, then digs his boots in! The ref counts, Sammy stops at 4 and brings Johnson up. Sammy puts Johnson in a corner, whips him corner to corner, but Johnson slips out to enziguri back! Johnson springboards but Sammy trips him up! Johnson tumbles down into the ring and Sammy is right on him. Sammy suplexes as fans rally up, and Sammy holds Johnson up for a count of 10 before hanging him out to dry! Johnson tumbles down to the ground, Sammy lounges again while the ring count climbs. The count climbs to 5 but Sammy goes out to fetch Johnson. Johnson throws body shots, Sammy knees him back and puts him in.

Sammy gets in but Johnson fights back. Sammy kicks him around, taunts Johnson and SLAPS him! Sammy stomps Johnson, stalks him around the way, and throws a big knee into ribs! Sammy drags Johnson up to throw him out. Sammy builds speed and then does another Sammyrooni! Johnson gets on the apron, Sammy dropkicks him down, then Sammy FLIES! Direct hit, and Sammy lands in his pose! Sammy say she isn’t phoning it in, he’s The Best Ever! Sammy puts Johnson back in the ring, swings but into Johnson’s DISCUS! Fans fire up with Johnson as both he and Sammy slowly rise. Sammy throws forearms but Johnson gives them back in another brawl! Sammy CHOPS, Johnson CHOPS and we’re back to that! Johnson throws haymakers, Sammy knees low and hard!

Sammy whips, Johnson reverses to reel Sammy in for a neckbreaker! Johnson kips up! Big Shotty still has something left as Sammy gets up slow. Johnson aims, runs in and CHOPS! Johnson whips corner to corner, Sammy reverses but Johnson enziguris back! Johnson springboards for the missile dropkick! Cover, TWO! Johnson keeps his cool and he stalks behind Sammy. Sammy kicks back, gets to another corner, and then dodges Johnson! Sammy rams in, kicks back, and springboards, into a dropkick from Johnson!! Sammy tumbles out of the ring, Johnson takes aim and FLIES! TORNILLO FOSBURY!?

Johnson drags Sammy up, puts him in, and undoes wrist tape as he fires up. Sammy staggers up, blocks the lift, throws elbows, and runs, but Johnson reels him in. Sammy breaks out, Johnson uses the chicken wings to spin Sammy around and sends him to a corner. Sammy comes back into another enziguri! Johnson fires up, runs, but Sammy goes sideways to KNEE Johnson down! Sammy drags Johnson up, torture racks, GO TO HOSPITAL! Sammy won’t end it there, he drags Johnson back up! This is for Hardy! TWIST OF FATE! Cover, Sammy wins!

Winner: Sammy Guevara, by pinfall

The Spanish God sends a message to the Broken Brilliance, but he also has to worry about Maxwell Jacob Friedman. Will Sammy render MJF obsolete before he and Hardy try to DELETE the other?


My Thoughts:

Another good episode but also very long. All the matches were good, and we got good progress in stories. TH2 tries to take out The Addiction but that got turned around on them, so that match will be coming soon. I am also very curious as to why Kaz was watching Private Party’s match if he’s also involved in the story with TH2. I don’t really feel like they’re pacing the Team Taz Wants Will Hobbs story right. There needs to be less attempts to attack Hobbs if they actually want Hobbs on their team. I know beating someone down until they give in worked in WWE with Hurt Business, but it shouldn’t be how Team Taz does things.

Archer quoting Dylan Thomas’ poem was an interesting detail for his segment as he destroys two tag teams. He focuses so much of his warning on Kingston and “the family,” though, I think that feud is happening regardless of what happens at Full Gear. Dustin and QT get after Butcher and Blade, and that’s great, so maybe we get that next time. Peter Avalon debuting his new gimmick of “Pretty Peter Avalon” was ridiculous but in a good way. He lost to Brandon Cutler, still has NO win with over 25 losses on his record, but he’s got this hilarious overconfidence as this not at all suave ladies’ man. I don’t know where it will go from here but it’s definitely entertaining already.

The Dark Order had a great night again as all parts win, and we see another great combo move involving John Silver and Preston Vance, now with Cabana in where Alex Reynolds would’ve been if not for that legit knockout leg drop from the Fatal 4 Way a couple weeks ago. But Cabana standing in makes for great story as he still doesn’t quite get what’s going on with them. Silver could easily be a breakout star given how hammy he gets every time he’s on screen. Johnson, too, as he brought out some truly new stuff against Sammy, even in losing.

My Score: 8.2/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (1/20/21)

Who will be THE tag team for The Inner Circle?

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AEW celebrates Negative One’s birthday on Dynamite!

AEW celebrates the birthday of Negative One, Brodie Jr, with some BIG tag team matches! And after teaming with them in an 8 Man Tag, will Hangman finally #JoinDarkOrder?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • 8 Man Tag: Hangman Page & The Dark Order VS Chaos Project & The Hybrid2; Hangman & The Dark Order win.
  • Cody Rhodes w/ Arn Anderson VS “Pretty” Peter Avalon; Cody wins.
  • Jon Moxley VS Nick Comoroto; Moxley wins.
  • Six Man Tag: Matt Sydal & Top Flight VS #HardyParty; Hardy Party wins.
  • Leyla Hirsch VS Penelope Ford w/ Kip Sabian, Miro & “Charles” Taylor; Ford wins.
  • The Inner Circle Tag Team Challenge: Proud ‘n’ Powerful VS Sammy-Hager VS Y2MJF; Y2MJF wins and becomes the official tag division representatives of The Inner Circle.

PLAY BY PLAY

The Dark Order is here!

It’s a huge birthday bash for Negative One, Brodie Lee Junior! The cake is there, the candles are lit, and fans cheer on, “Happy Birthday!” John Silver says tonight is a very special night and fans cheer in agreement. Firstly, the Dark Order is going to get a new recruit in “a handsome cowboy,” Hangman Page! But second of all, it’s someone’s birthday~! Just looking t this cake is making #JohnnyHungy! But let’s all sing a Happy Birthday to Brodie Junior! A one, a two, a skiddily diddily doo! Happy Birthday to You~! But then Luther and Serpentico crash the party! They don’t care about birthdays! AEW is becoming a DAYCARE CENTER!

Luther tells “Punky Brewster,” if he wants to come out on AEW Dark and talk smack on him and how he looks stupid with the ball on his head…! Fans chant “You Look Stupid!” Well first, Luther’s face is perfectly symmetrical! And second, Negative One has all these halfwits in masks and with their jagged teeth, THEY look stupid! Chaos Project does not like kids, and does not like them! They’re going to RUIN Brodie’s birthday! The Dark Order fires back with fists! But Jack Evans and Angelico hurry out to reinforce their tag partners! Here comes Hangman! Hangman LEAPS off the stage and onto everyone! The Dark Order cheers, but is Hangman really joining up with them?

8 Man Tag: Hangman & The Dark Order VS Chaos Project & The Hybrid2!

The bell rings and Silver stalks Angelico in the ring. Alex Reynolds joins in, they double whip and flapjack EUROUPPER! Cover, but Evans breaks it in time! Silver throws forearms on Evans and hits him so hard, Evans flies out of the ring! But Angelico DECKS Silver, then tags in Luther. They mug Silver, Luther reels Silver in for a butterfly suplex! Cover, ONE! Luther tags Serpentico in, and he is the SNAKEMAN weapon, scoop slam senton! Serpentico staggers up, tags Evans, and then Luther uses Evans as a weapon for another scoop slam senton! Tag to Angelico, and Angelico holds Silver there, for Luther to BULLDOG SPLASH Angelico onto him! Cover, TWO!

Angelico drags Silver up, bumps him off buckles, then tags Serpentico in. Serpentico throws hands on Silver, snapmares and KICKS him! Fans rally as Serpentico fish hooks Silver into a chinlock. Silver endures, the ref reprimands the hooks but Silver fights up to throw body shots. Serpentico throws haymakers back and then has Silver in a corner. Serpentico whips corner to corner and Silver hits buckles. Serpentico runs in but Silver FLAPJACKS him to buckles! Serpentico fixes his head but runs into a BOOT! Tag to Hangman! Hangman rallies on Chaos Project and TH2 with forearms and BOOTS! SPINEBUSTER for Evans!

Fans fire up with Hangman as he runs at Angelico to corner clothesline! Then one for Serpentico, one for Evans, then back to Serpentico. Serpentico SUPERKICKS, but he leaps into an OVERHEAD SUPLEX! Cover, but TH2 breaks it! Now a brawl breaks out again! The Dark Order throws TH2 out, Silver whips Reynolds in at Serpentico but Serpentico tosses him out! Silver runs in, but Serpentico puts him on the apron. Colt Cabana runs in but Serpentico avoids the Flying Apple. Cabana goes up, Hangman ROLLING ELBOWS Serpentico into Cabana’s FLYING ELBOW! Cabana sees Angelico getting in, and suckers him into Hangman’s FALL AWAY SLAM!

Hangman kips up and PLANCHAS but Evans moves! Evans is on the apron, but Hangman avoids his spinning kick! Silver is on the apron now and CANNONBALLS into Evans, to then EuroUpper Angelico against railing! Silver runs at Chaos Project but they dodge, only for Reynolds to FLY in! Direct hit, and the Dark Order set things up for Hangman, SUPER MOONSAULT! Fans are thunderous as Hangman drags Serpentico up and into the ring. Hangman tags Cabana in, Cabana scoop slams Serpentico, and then the Good, the Bad and the Hungy combine in a HUGE backpack SENTON! Cover, TWO!! Serpentico survives but Cabana keeps his focus.

Tag to Reynolds, Cabana goes up and the Beaver Boys hoist Serpentico up. Luther gets in and shoves Cabana down! Serpentico shoves Reynolds into Silver, roll through, SUPERKICK and basement DDT! Evans springboards in with the 450 SPLASH! Cover but Hangman breaks it in time! Evans throws Hangman out, then slingshots after him, into a POWEBOMB onto Angelico in the crowd! Luther drags Cabana up the ramp and to the stage! Oh no, the cake is unguarded! Wait, Negative One runs over and SMACKS Luther with the kendo stick! Luther glares at him, but then Cabana FLAPJACKS Luther onto the cake!

Back in the ring, Reynolds whips Serpentico into the corner, Silver ENZIGURIS, then they unleash the Beaver Boy Blitz! Forearm, enziguri, STUNNER, and Hangman adds the BUCK SHOT to the GERMAN! Bridging and jackknife, Hangman and the Dark Order win!

Winners: Hangman Page & The Dark Order, by pinfall

Luther is furious in the frosting as the Good, the Bad, the Hungy and the BOOM BOOM take the win! And to add on, Negative One says Serpentico tried to ruin the birthday. But that’s not how it works. KENDO STICK SMACK! “My birthday was three days ago, you idiots!” And he throws papers at Chaos Project! But Silver grabs a mic to address business. Hangman is so good and amazing! But also, he’s really handsome and has nice hair. Now, it’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Will Hangman #JoinDarkOrder? Silver is even on bended knee! Hangman’s answer is…? “I can’t.”

Wait what? No, stop the confetti! He said no! He said no! The Dark Order didn’t hear that until it’s pointed out by Hangman. As fun as all this has been, he tried saying this before but he was put in a tough spot. Hangman’s done the faction thing before, and it didn’t really work out for him. He’s sorry, but he has to decline. The Dark Order doesn’t understand, and now the good mood has been deflated. Will the Dark Order figure out how to get Hangman to change his mind? Or will they have to move on from this rejection and find someone else?

 

Backstage interview with Chris Jericho and MJF!

Ahead of the Inner Circle Tag Team Challenge, Alex Marvez wants their thoughts. Please stop, your breath is worse than a rat orgy inside a running microwave. But MJF wants to be honest with Jericho. The last thing he wants to see is this match breaking up the Inner Circle. Isn’t Jericho a little worried about that? Jericho is NOT worried. Tonight will be something that brings the group together and stronger than ever before. It is a promise, a pact, a gentlemen’s agreement of sexy hooligans to decide which combination moves forward to go after the AEW World Tag Team Championships!

No matter what happens, they have a deal that they will move on as a unit. Santana & Ortiz VS Sammy & Hager VS Jericho & MJF! And guess who wins tonight, Marvez! Jericho? Exactly, you stupid idiot! MJF agrees with Jericho, this will make the Inner Circle stronger. They are Christopher and Maxwell, they are better than you and you know it, because they are the next AEW World Tag Team Champions! But will that be the case when this is their first outing as a tag team?

 

AEW returns to Tony Schiavone in the ring!

“It was one week ago in this ring that Darby Allin retained the TNT Championship in a sensational win over Brian Cage of Team Taz!” We also saw Sting show up to help Darby out against Team Taz, too! Sting wants to say something, perhaps congratulate Darby, so here is… STIIIIING~! The snow, the crow, and the icon! And now, the TNT Champion, Darby Allin! The Relentless Face of TNT makes his way out with belt in hand. He joins Schiavone and Sting in the ring and fans cheer. Schiavone hands the mic to Sting and Sting says, “First of all, I want to say that there’s something that reminds me about me in you, and I kinda like it.” Darby is a great wrestler, and Sting wants to be the first to publicly congratulate him as being our TNT Champion.

Second, Sting wants everyone to understand that he wasn’t here to interrupt last week. He just wanted to keep things fair as Darby defended his title. But from somewhere, Taz is on the mic and he’s telling Sting to shut up! Team Taz is on the titantron and Taz says “fair fight, my ass!” Sting had a baseball bat, he storms out during the TNT title match, and he attacks Ricky Starks! Darby, during that match, had his leather belt and tried to hogtie Cage’s legs like he’s some piece of cattle! They fight dirty! They fight street style! Team Taz are “gentlemen.” Taz grew up in the streets, do your homework! These men are street fighters!

Starks speaks and says if we’re talking about street fighters, here’s the thing! Sting and Darby couldn’t see them in the streets! The deal is, Team Taz should take this to the streets! If Darby and Sting want to get nasty, they want to get hardcore, then the ball’s in their court! What you got?! Darby looks to Sting and Sting says something to Darby. Darby takes the mic and says if Team Taz wants to take this to the streets, “be careful what you wish for, because it just might happen.” Will Taz and team regret trying to intimidate these two fearless fighters?

 

The Elite is having a meeting, but the Young Bucks aren’t part of it?

Alex Marvez tells Matt & Nick Jackson about it, which is weird because this is Kenny Omega’s place. First that eBay collector guy and now this? Well fine, Marvez, come with them to the meeting. The Bucks walks in through the backdoor and Michael Nakazawa is being the greeter? Nakazawa escorts the Bucks into the dining room then into the den. What in the world? Omega has an oil painting of himself and Don Callis as muscular men in denim jeans, and only denim jeans. Omega is one thing but Callis is nowhere NEAR that ripped. Yikes.

But Callis enters first, and says that is a gift for Omega’s birthday. But his birthday’s in October. Well it’s never too early or too late to shop for the God of Pro-Wrestling! Have they not gotten anything for him yet? What kind of friends are you? Just kidding. Oh right, just like how last week, he punked them out on national television with that bait ‘n’ switch! Callis says that it was a choice from production, he meant to tell them but he apologizes for that. Where is Omega? Well Omega is unavailable for today’s meeting. At his own house? Omega is very busy. Too busy to talk to his friends?

Well what number do they have in their phones? Callis had Omega change numbers a couple weeks ago, there are a lot of fans, marks, and “old friends” coming out of the woodwork, blowing up the phone. They didn’t get the memo? Well they don’t need it, they can always come by, he and Omega are always happy to see them. But it’s good that they’re all here so we can clear the air. These three are the ones who love Omega the most, after all. Callis is family, and the Bucks are… old friends. So let’s chat. Marvez, why are you here? Nakazawa, please escort Marvez to the dungeon. What? Not a real dungeon, just the training room Omega uses. And take the cameraman. Not the camera, though, Callis won’t let him shoot any more of Omega’s house. Off to the dungeon with them.

And now they have privacy! The Bucks are good, right? How long have they known Omega? 12 years. Wow, 12 years, a tremendous investment. They need to recognize that. But everyone’s very busy, no time to spend like they used to, so Callis has something he is sure they’ll like. Is he writing them a check? Callis says this will compensate them for their investment in the friendship. They’re just trying to keep contact with the “old crew” to a minimum. Wow, see, this would be a good amount, except the Bucks made that much just last week. Oh, right, the merch! Well here, Callis will add in some. Is this a bribe? No…!

THE AUDACITY to think you can buyout a 12 year FRIENDSHIP…! Callis wasn’t on those 14 hour bus rides in Tokyo! He wasn’t there for the missed birthdays and anniversaries! Where was “Uncle Creepy” Callis? Callis says he was always there. Sorry it’s gone this way, but if you want to talk facts, the Bucks were great friends to Omega, but now they just hold him back! Oh really?! Yes, the hanger-on from the old neighborhood types. Omega is too nice but Callis isn’t.

Y’know, speaking of where this money is coming from, the Bucks used to work at that company Callis is VP of. And so they know these checks are no good. They rip up the checks and Callis accuses them of being bloodsuckers! Oh THEY are the bloodsuckers?! Callis is manipulating Omega! They’re backing Callis up and scaring him a bit, and the camera gets shut off. What is going to happen to The Elite with Callis hanging around?

 

Cody Rhodes w/ Arn Anderson VS “Pretty” Peter Avalon!

Does the American Nightmare match up with the requirements for the Pageant Provocation? Perhaps, but will Avalon consider giving Cody a pass? Will Avalon’s young win streak be ended his first night back on Dynamite?

The bell rings and Avalon rushes at Cody, but into a dragon sleeper! CROSS RHODES!! Cody would cover, but JADE CARGILL walks out on stage! She is keeping her distance, but Cody isn’t so sure. Avalon runs in and LOW BLOWS Cody during the distraction! Jade likes that and decides to leave now. Avalon kicks at Cody’s legs, stalks Cody around the ring and chop blocks him down! Avalon trips Cody up, stomps him down, and then drags Cody up to throw haymakers! Avalon CHOPS Cody, then CHPOS him again! Cody gets made and CHOPS back! Cody shows haymaker but Avalon protects his face. So Cody drops for the Rhodes Uppercut!

Cody goes to a corner, climbs up, but Avalon hits him first! Avalon throws hands, climbs up, and clubs away. Avalon brings Cody up for a SUPERPLEX! Fans fire up as both men writhe and a standing count begins! Cody goes to the apron and Avalon pursues as fans rally behind him. Avalon hobbles after Cody and kicks a leg, but Cody throws Avalon into the railing! Cody throws haymakers, but hobbles into a throat chop! Avalon CHOPS Cody then puts him in the ring. Cody gets Avalon’s leg but Avalon clubs him. Avalon suplexes and covers, ONE! Avalon stomps Cody then clubs him more. Cody shoves Avalon and double clotheslines collide!

Another standing count begins as both men are down. Fans rally up and duel, Cody drags Avalon up but Avalon rakes the eyes! AEW goes to picture in picture as Avalon puts Cody in a corner.

Avalon CHOPS Cody again, CLUBS him, then stomps the leg. Avalon CLAWS Cody on the back, but Cody CLAWS Avalon on the front! Avalon stomps Cody down, then drops a knee! Avalon has the leg and yanks on it, then stomps and heel hooks it! Cody endures but Avalon turns him over for a Half Crab! Avalon pulls hard but Cody fights his way to the ropebreak! The ref counts, Avalon lets off at 3, and Cody trips Avalon up! Cody gets the leg now, but Avalon kicks him away! Cody staggers, Avalon CHOPS him, then wraps the leg against ropes! The ref counts, Cody elbows Avalon away, then gets to the apron. Avalon is after Cody with a stretch against the ropes!

Avalon lets Cody go to club him again, but Cody ROCKS him with forearms! Cody slingshots to sunset flip, TWO! Avalon CLOBBERS Cody with a clothesline! Avalon looms over Cody, drags him up, and scoops him for a slam! Avalon rains down rights, then scrapes his soles off Cody’s face! Avalon sits Cody up to KICK him, then drops more knees! AEW returns to single picture as Avalon climbs. Avalon MOONSAULTS but FLOPS as Cody moves! Fans fire up and Cody throws forearms. Avalon headlocks, Cody powers out and tries to hurdle but his leg can’t get him up! Cody and Avalon collide, then Avalon throws Cody out hard! Avalon runs and DIVES, and Cody ends up in the crowd!

Avalon drags Cody back into the ring, drags him up by his weight belt, and blows a kiss. Avalon runs, into a CUTTER! Cody fires up and fans fire up with him as he whips Avalon, then follows to rally with forearms and lariats! Cody whips, Avalon reverses but Cody goes up and over to SPINNING POWERSLAM! Cody slaps himself to get back in this, and off comes the weight belt! Free souvenir! Avalon staggers, Cody trips him up and steps through, FIGURE FOUR! Avalon endures, turns things over and puts the pressure onto Cody! Cody turns it back over and Avalon feels the pain, but then Avalon SLAPS Cody! That was a mistake and Cody shows slap, but Avalon taps out just to avoid it!

Winner: Cody Rhodes, by submission

Cody holds on to make Avalon pay for it, but lets him go soon enough. Cargill’s presence almost cost Cody, but the Prince of Pro-Wrestling managed to fight through the pain. Will Cody have to be more careful from now on?

 

FTR speaks.

Tully Blanchard knows the rankings just came out. They are NUMBER ONE and that is where they need to be. But now, they need the belts. Those are the bragging rights! But then in barges Jurassic Express! Jungle Boy says he’s sick of this. If FTR is the best- Cash Wheeler says they ARE the best. JB gets heated, but he says the FTR might be the best. Being in there taught JB something about himself. It showed him that he could beat either one of them. FTR laughs at that and Dax Harwood says he shouldn’t be fooled by the “salt ‘n’ pepper.” Dax isn’t some fly-by-night wrassler JB plays with in the ring. Dax will fight him next week, 1v1. He doesn’t need Cash and Tully to win, either.

Oh is that so? Let Dax finish. Then let them all be ringside, but Luchasaurus will make sure no one gets involved. JB and Dax shake on it, but will this really be a gentlemen’s agreement with Tully lurking?

 

Jon Moxley VS ???

The Maniac is back in action tonight, determined to fight his way back to the AEW World Championship and his revenge on Kenny Omega! Will Moxley show that there’s no stopping him, only delaying the inevitable?

AEW returns and Moxley’s opponent turns out to be the Freak Beast Wrecking Ball, Nick Comoroto! A big opponent for his first match back, but Moxley doesn’t back down from a fight! The bell rings, Comoroto shoves but Moxley headbutts him! Moxley fires off forearms and stomps Comoroto in the corner! Then CHOPS him, and CHOPS him again! And again! Moxley whips corner to corner, Comoroto reverses but Moxley dodges in the corner to clothesline! Moxley keeps moving, but leaps into Comoroto’s arms and a POWERSLAM! Comoroto drags Moxley up to elbow him to a corner, then stomps him in return! Comoroto digs his knee in but lets up at 4.

Comoroto whips Moxley corner to corner, then hits a big back elbow! Comoroto scoops Moxley for a BACKBREAKER! Moxley sits up but Comoroto drags him up for another BACKBREAKER, and makes it a bend across his knee! Moxley endures, pries the fingers and bends them back! Comoroto lets go to clutch his hand, and Moxley BITES Comoroto’s forehead! Comoroto knees low, scoops Moxley but Moxley slips out to throw forearms! Comoroto throws them back but Moxley knees then runs, but into an USHIGOROSHI! Cover, TWO! Fans fire up as Moxley goes to a corner. Comoroto runs corner to corner, but only gets buckles!

Moxley and Comoroto are both down but fans rally up! Moxley is up first, and KICKS away on Comoroto’s chest! Again and again, then he reels Comoroto in for a suplex. Comoroto is too big, he shoves Moxley away but Moxley gets around to waistlock, shove and GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up as Moxley runs, but Comoroto withstands the lariat! Comoroto fireman’s carries but Moxley slips around to SLEEPER HOLD! Comoroto falls, he is OUT! Moxley wins!

Winner: Jon Moxley, by pinfall

The big man gave Moxley a big fight, but Moxley wouldn’t have it any other way! Moxley gets the mic and points to the fans before saying, “Now, anything can happen on Wednesdays on AEW Dynamite. And things are getting crazy~ around here, I can’t keep track of everything.” Moxley can’t tell who is in Bullet Club, The Elite, who’s from Impact or whatever, but that doesn’t matter. Omega thought he would bring his frat brothers to AEW and they’d watch his back. “Kenny, all’s you did was make it more fun. All you did was make it more interesting. More bodies, bigger brawls, more blood, more violence. More necks to break, more limbs to snap, I love this!”

The bigger the mountain, the sweeter it is at the top! Moxley will climb back up because you can bring the whole city of Nashville to Jacksonville, you can bring up whoever from Mexico or Japan, it remains the same. “All roads in professional wrestling lead through ME!!” Has Moxley just declared war not only on The Cleaner, but all the promotions willing to play ball with AEW?

 

Backstage interview with Eddie Kingston and The Fam.

For the first time ever, next week on Dynamite, Kingston will face Lance Archer 1v1 in the ring. How does he prepare for someone like Archer, or anyone he’s never faced before? Kingston doesn’t prepare, he just fights. And Kingston has been having a really hard time lately. PAC beat Kingston but Kingston is moving on to Archer. Kingston has to move on. But then Archer comes in, and Jake the Snake barely keeps him back! Archer says Pac beat Kingston, but Archer will end him! Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, a very simple concept. Kingston says he can go on with his poetry, but Archer says all Kingston ever does is shout. If Kingston wants to shut Archer up, do it in the ring! Kingston says it’s 1v1! Then he tells Jake to keep his boy under control.

Jake says Kingston’s one to talk, with his little baby chicken shit family. If Kingston wants to do something, do it face to face without his little butt kissers ringside! Deal! A true 1v1 match is coming, will the Mad King be able to stand after facing the Murderhawk Monster?

 

AEW returns as Kenny Omega arrives.

Alex Marvez is there waiting and asks Omega about his thoughts on what we saw at the beach. Omega wasn’t at the beach, so no comment. Well, AEW Media was with The Young Bucks and Don Callis at Omega’s house. They were at his house? Is nothing sacred? Get out of his way! Omega finds Callis in the locker room and shows off his new outfit. Whoa, what happened to Callis? Oh, the glasses? No, what’s under the glasses. Callis says Omega shouldn’t get upset, Callis had a “little accident” earlier. It’s not as bad as it looks. Who did that? No, it’s not about- Ow, don’t touch. Callis says this is not what he wants for Omega, Omega can’t lose focus right now.

Omega keeps asking but Callis says it’s fine. Nick & Matt- Uh oh. Omega can’t believe the Bucks did this. Marvez asks if Callis is saying the Bucks did that to him. What is he doing in here? Go away! Is there no privacy here? Omega still wants answers on what happened! We know that the camera went off, but did the Bucks really assault Callis?

 

Six Man Tag: Matt Sydal & Top Flight VS #HardyParty!

One of the best high flyers ever teams up with the coldest tag team in the game for an incredible combination! But manager “Big Money” Matt teams with his guys in Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy! Will Hardy and Private Party make their partnership worth their one-sided deal?

The trios sort out and Dante Martin starts against Quen. They circle, and Dante offers a handshake. Hardy doesn’t want Quen to take it but Quen says it’s fine, and they shake hands. Quen and Dante circle, tie up, and Quen arm-drags Dante but Dante arm-drags back. Quen blocks the hip toss to knee low and cartwheel, but Dante slips free to run and roll off the back, then dropkick Quen down! Darius gets in as Kassidy does and dropkicks him down! Hardy rushes in but into DOUBLE DROPKICKS! Fans fire up with Top Flight as Dante tags Sydal in. They focus on Quen with double CHOPS, and then a whip. Sydal and Top Flight pull off a TRIPLE HURDLE, then a pass to a WINDMILL KICK!

Dante gets a boost from Darius, they rebound off ropes and Dante flips Darius onto Sydal! Darius flips back but he’s not legal, Sydal has to cover. So Sydal adds a STANDING MARIPOSA! Cover, TWO! Quen hurries away and Hardy tells him to get serious here. Quen takes off his jacket and throws it at Sydal! Quen then fires off on Sydal, and tags in Kassidy. Kassidy sucker punches Top Flight then mugs Sydal with Quen! Private Party double forearm, kick and run, but Top Flight gets in and slides with Sydal to TRIPLE ROLLING TAKEDOWN, into a TRIPLE CRAB! Hardy is furious but the ref counts and Top Flight lets off their parts. Hardy gets in and DECKS Sydal!

Kassidy runs at Sydal at the ropes but Sydal pops him up! Kassidy holds ropes, tags Quen, and then headscissors Sydal into Quen’s ROUNDHOUSE! Springboard SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Quen clubs away on Sydal, then stomps him down! Quen brings Sydal up, bumps him off buckles, then tags in Kassidy. Private Party mugs Sydal as AEW goes picture in picture.

Hardy sneaks in a shot before Kassidy CHOPS Sydal, but Sydal CHOPS back Kassidy kicks low, pushes Sydal down and stomps him in the corner! Tag to Hardy, Kassidy digs his boots in, then Hardy does the same. The ref counts, Hardy lets off at 4, then RAMS into Sydal! And again! And again! Hardy brings Sydal up, scoops him, and LAWN DARTS him on the buckles! Cover, TWO! Hardy keeps on Sydal and ROCKS him with a right! Hardy whips, and catches Sydal to a sleeper! Sydal flails, reaches, but Hardy keeps him from the corner. Sydal fights up with body shots and breaks free with a jawbreaker! Hardy still grabs Sydal to drag him back to the corner.

Tag to Quen, Hardy Party mugs Sydal, and Quen bumps Sydal off buckles. Quen stomps Sydal then drags him up in a facelock. Sydal fights his way towards his corner but Quen pushes him back the other way. Tag to Kassidy and Private Party mugs Sydal more. Kassidy drags Sydal up and rams elbows into him! Tag to Quen, Kassidy CHOPS Sydal, then is the step stool for Quen to launch into a splash! Quen is the step now, Kassidy runs in, PARTY in Motion! Hardy tags in and clotheslines Sydal down! Hardy taunts Sydal and slaps him around, but Sydal KICKS back! And CHOPS! AEW returns to single picture as Sydal CHOPS Hardy more!

Hardy pokes Sydal in the eye! Then tags in Kassidy, and they mug Sydal more. Kassidy snapmares Sydal and wraps on a chinlock. Fans rally as Sydal endures, but Kassidy keeps Sydal away from ropes. Kassidy grinds Sydal down but Sydal fights up. Kassidy shifts to a facelock then tags in Quen. Private Party double suplex Sydal, but Sydal slips out! Sydal DECKS Hardy, and DOUBLE RANAS Private Party! Hot tag to Darius! Darius DECKS Kassidy, uppercuts Quen, goes up and over and sends Kassidy into Quen, then comes back to ENZIGURI Quen down! Darius waistlocks Kassidy, Kassidy standing switches but Darius elbows out!

Darius runs, gets around Kassidy and whips him into a STANDIN GSPANISH FLY! Hardy kicks low but no Twist! Dante ROCKS Hardy and dumps him out! Darius builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit sends Hardy hard into railing! Darius goes back to the ring to tag in Dante, but Kassidy kicks back. Kassidy whips Darius but Darius reverses! Quen is there for Kassidy to roll back on, Silly String catches Darius but Dante is there to dropkick Quen down! Kassidy is caught for a LEAP FROG ATTACK! O’Conner roll and bridge, TWO!! Dante keeps his cool, drags Kassidy up, and he tags in Darius.

Top Flight mugs Kassidy, back suplex but Kassidy lands on his feet. Dante has Kassidy but Kassidy turns waistlock into wheelbarrow that sends Dante into Darius! Tag to Hardy, and Hardy grabs Dante. Dante fights out of Side Effect, but Darius wings into the SIDE EFFECT! Sydal tags in and goes up, Dante walks into a SIDE EFFECT! Sydal leaps but into a SIDE EFFECT!! Hardy has all three down to triple cover, TWO!! Tag to Quen and Quen boots Sydal! Quen says he sees the third eye and does a dance to PELE Sydal right in it! Cover, TWO! Quen drags Sydal up but Sydal ROUNDHOUSES! Tag to Dante, and Top Flight blasts Hardy Party!

Top Flight whip Sydal in at Quen for a big back elbow! Darius runs in to clothesline, then they put Quen up for Dante to FLIPPING DRAGON RANA! Cover, Hardy Party breaks it in time! Darius DECKS Hardy, Sydal throws Kassidy out and Top Flight focuses on Quen. They put Quen up top, climb up together, but Hardy shoves Darius down hard! The ref and Hardy argue, Kassidy has a chair and he JAMS Dante in the ribs! Dante is down, Quen and Kassidy realize what they’ve done, and like it! Quen hits a SHOOTING STAR PRESS!! Cover, Hardy Party wins!

Winners: Hardy Party, by pinfall

Quen and Kassidy are buying into Big Money Matt’s “by any means necessary” policy! After all, they are #1 contenders to the Impact World Tag Team Championships. Darius and Sydal get in their face about it, though, and Hardy gives the nod. Private Party beats down Darius and Sydal! They hammer away on Sydal and drive knees into Darius, and then feed Darius to a TWIST OF FATE! Sydal gets a TWIST OF FATE, too! Will this new edge be what makes Private Party into champions?

 

MJF and Wardlow check with The Inner Circle.

MJF tells the cameraman to keep his distance before he and Wardlow walk in. “Oh, the bearer of bad news~!” Ortiz takes a guess: MJF wants the rest of them to be ringside when he and Jericho go after the tag titles, right? No, no, but MJF does get the hostility. Take it from him, if it were up to him, he isn’t so sure this match would be happening. Surely they all feel the same way. But, Chris is the leader, and as such, what he says goes. Sammy Guevara says if he had things his way, a lot of this wouldn’t be happening.

Hager and the others keep Sammy back but MJF says they’ve been doing this for months. MJF loves Hager, Santana and Ortiz, and even Sammy. They’re family, and they have to be family in order to succeed. Now, MJF respects Sammy because Sammy isn’t afraid to speak his mind. But can Sammy just understand that MJF isn’t some sociopath. MJF wants what’s best for the group, and so do they. So let’s all just go out there, have this match, and settle it. Everyone else fist bumps with MJF, but not Sammy. They’re not there yet. That’s fine. MJF says he’ll see them all out there, but is Sammy onto something?

 

Leyla Hirsch VS Penelope Ford w/ Kip Sabian, Miro & “Charles” Taylor!

#LEGIT is back in action, and up against the Superbad Bride-to-be! Freshly Squeezed, Orange Cassidy, can only watch from the crowd as his best friend is forced to be the BUTLER to the Best Man and the Superbad super couple. The suffering of “Charles” aside, will Ford at least be in a good mood with a win?

The bell rings, Ford and Hirsch circle, tie up, and go around. They break, and Hirsch smirks as she and Ford circle again. They tie up, Hirsch gets a waistlock but Ford switches. Hirsch hooks a leg to bring Ford down and then drags Ford around by it to get a waistlock. They roll around and Hirsch holds on tight to then float to a facelock. Ford gets up, Hirsch gets around for another takedown, lateral press, TWO! Ford facelocks but Hirsch wrenches out, only for Ford to headlock. Hirsch powers Ford to ropes, the ref calls for a break, and Hirsch honors it. But Ford kicks her leg out! Ford reels Hirsch into another headlock but Hirsch powers out, only for Ford to run her over!

But Hirsch kips up! Ford pie faces Hirsch out of annoyance, then runs, but Hirsch bypasses, drops, but Kip makes butler Charles trip Hirsch up! Ford handsprings but into an ARMBAR!! Ford scrambles, reaches, and gets a ropebreak with a foot! Hirsch lets go at 4 and then glares at Kip. Kip is making short jokes but is running away, too, and Ford BOOTS Hirsch down! Ford drags Hirsch up to throw her into railing! Kip mockingly reels in the big fish as AEW goes picture in picture.

Ford drags Hirsch up to RAM her into apron! Ford puts Hirsch in, drags her up and fisherman’s for the suplex! Ford drags Hirsch back up, whips her hard into a corner, and then fires off forearms! Ford whips Hirsch the other way, then handsprings in to back elbow! Wait, Hirsch got Ford first with forearms! Hirsch leaps over and comes back but Ford sends her into buckles! Ford runs side to side to KNEE Hirsch down! Ford rains down furious fists, drags Hirsch back up, then WRINGS her into buckles! Ford stands on Hirsch in the corner but the ref counts. Ford lets off at 4, Hirsch gets to the apron, but runs in to go up and over and drop knees on Hirsch on the apron!

Ford soaks up the heat before going back into the ring. Hirsch kicks back from the mat but Ford CLUBS her down, and AEW goes to break!

AEW returns and Ford is covering Hirsch, TWO! Fans fire up for Hirsch but Ford drags her by a leg. Hirsch kicks Ford away but Ford rolls her to her feet to CLUB her on the back! Hirsch just gets mad and ROCKS Ford with a forearm! Ford forearms back but Hirsch fires off! Hirsch runs, blocks the leg lariat and makes Ford to the splits, to then KNEE Ford down! And DEAD LIFT GERMANS! Ford flounders to a corner, Hirsch runs in corner to corner, METEORA, to a SWINGING DROPKICK! Cover, TWO!! Ford survives but Hirsch keeps her focus, and Cassidy likes(?) what he sees.

Hirsch climbs, but Ford trips her up! Ford runs and handsprings, but the ax kick misses! Hirsch CLOBBERS Ford, drags her to a drop zone, then runs in, up the corner, and LEAPS ONTO KIP AND CHUCK! Fans fire up as Hirsch eliminates the distracts, but then Ford BOOTS her on the return! Cover, and Kip keeps Hirsch’s leg down!! Ford wins!!

Winner: Penelope Ford, by pinfall

Miro tells “Charles” to get in the ring so we can all get an update. Miro tells “Charles” that he could be mean, but he’s not because he’s a nice guy. But Miro needs Charles to let go of the past so he can reach a bright future. Stand up straight. So Charles needs to look at Cassidy and tell him that MIRO is his best friend now! Chuck doesn’t want to but Miro tells him he has to. Cassidy stands up and Chuck takes the mic. Miro and Kip make sure he looks at Cassidy as he says it. “Miro is my best friend now.” Kip hugs Chuck and Miro gives a big thumbs up, and Cassidy walks away. Will Chuckie T be able to make it to Beach Break without breaking?

 

Something’s happening backstage!

The Good Brothers are attacking one of the Lucha Brothers! Karl Anderson stomps Penta El Zero M, then Doc Gallows drags him up to throw into the garage door! Omega comes over now, he and the Good Brothers mug Penta, and choke him using a power cord!! Omega takes off one of his fancy boots and JAMS the point into Penta’s eyes! “That’s what the Biz Clizz does!” But will they pay for going after Penta without Fenix and Pac around?

 

AEW has a lot planned for next week!

Not only will Eddie Kingston take on Lance Archer without any of their cohorts ringside, and not only will Dax Harwood take on Jungle Boy with all their teammates ringside, but Cody Rhodes will finally respond to comments made by Shaq! Plus, the Dark Order will try to move on from Hangman Page’s rejection in another 8 Man Tag, but against The Elite! Will the Young Bucks and Good Brothers be able to get along like back in the day? Or will the issues with Kenny Omega allow Evil Uno, Stu Grayson, Alex Reynolds and John Silver to cash in big on both the AEW AND Impact Wrestling Tag Team Champions?

 

Plus, some news for AEW Beach Break!

With AEW Revolution only a month away, there will be a Tag Team Battle Royal to name the Young Bucks’ challengers! Which duo will be the last ones standing to take on Matt & Nick Jackson? Will the Inner Circle’s representative be in that battle royal? And speaking of Beach Break, the main event was going to be Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers VS Death Triangle, but after what the “Biz Clizz” did to Penta, Pac and Fenix will be teaming with JON MOXLEY!! Will Moxley get a semblance of revenge on The Cleaner in just two weeks?

 

BREAKING NEWS!

It is still in the works, but AEW is going to put together a WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Eliminator Tournament! Talent from both America and Japan are going to compete in a SIXTEEN PARTICIPANT bracket! Who will prove themselves worthy of taking on the Full Metal Warrior, Hikaru Shida?

 

The Inner Circle Tag Team Challenge: Proud ‘n’ Powerful VS Sammy-Hager VS Y2MJF!

Santana and Ortiz thought they were going to be THE team in the faction from day one. The Spanish God accused Le Champion of being a #TagTeamSlut! But will all of the issues be put aside when the dust clears?

In this style of Triple Threat Tag, only two teams are active but anyone can tag off one of the opponents. They sort out and MJF starts with Sammy. Sammy gets in MJF’s face but MJF says this is just in good competition. MJF circles with Sammy, but MJF “realizes” Jericho probably wants to tie up with Sammy so he tags out. Jericho and Sammy circle as the former Le Sex Gods, and they tie up. Jericho puts Sammy in the corner, shows haymaker, but lets off with a handshake. They circle, fans rally up and the two tie up. Jericho wrenches, wristlocks, but Sammy flips through and wrenches back. Jericho SLAPS Sammy so Sammy ROCKS and CHOPS Jericho!

Sammy whips, hurdles, and flips over Jericho to dropkick Jericho down! Sammy kips up and clotheslines Jericho out! Fans fire up as Sammy aims and slingshots, just to flip back in and do a spin. Sammy poses and Jericho nods some respect for that. Jericho gets in, he and Sammy approach but Jericho kicks low and CHOPS hard! And CHOPS! Jericho whips, Sammy dodges, and Sammy catches the dropkick to catapult Jericho into Hager’s haymaker! Sammy rolls Jericho up, TWO!! Sammy keeps on Jericho with a facelock, but Jericho ROCKS him back! Jericho tags to Santana but Hager tags in.

Hager rushes Santana but Santana shove shim, only to get run over. Things speed up, Santana kicks the legs out and dropkicks Hager down! Tag to Ortiz, PNP double whip Hager but Jericho tags back in. PNP double wrench to a double back suplex, but Jericho gets in to boot Ortiz! Jericho ROCKS Ortiz, whips but Ortiz gets around to shove Jericho to ropes. Santana tags in, Ortiz holds onto Jericho and Santana slingshots up and over. O’Conner roll to a crossbody! Ortiz sentons, Santana moonsaults! MJF protests but Santana covers, TWO!! Jericho survives and Santana seethes as AEW goes picture in picture.

Santana throws hands and CHOPS on Jericho, then whips him to ropes. Jericho stops himself to tag out to Sammy! Sammy and Santana tie up, Santana headlocks but Sammy powers out. Ortiz tags in, Santana spins Sammy and gets the assisted Shiranui, PNP combine for a REVERSE DDT POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO! Ortiz drags Sammy up and whips him to ropes to then calf kick him down! Cover, TWO! Ortiz grows annoyed but he drags Sammy up to wrench and tie him up, Russian Leg Sweep to a modified half crab! Tag to Santana and Santana SLAPS Sammy on the head! Ortiz lets Sammy go, Sammy CHOPS Santana, but then Santana CHOPS Sammy off his feet!

Santana drags Sammy up, snap suplexes, then covers, TWO! Santana looms over Sammy, drags him up, and suplexes again, holding him up this time! Santana walks over and Jericho tags in to get the hand-off. Jericho keeps Sammy up for a few more counts before slamming him down! Jericho revels in the cheers and then brings Sammy back up. Jericho CHOPS Sammy to a corner, throws haymakers, and AEW returns to single picture as Jericho CHOPS again!

Jericho whips Sammy, Sammy reverses and sends Jericho to ropes, only for Jericho to snap suplex back! Jericho has the cocky cover, ONE! Fans rally and Sammy CHOPS back on Jericho! Sammy whips, Jericho reverses and sends Sammy to the corner, but Sammy sends the bulldog into PNP’s corner! Jericho flops down and MJF reaches out! That’s the first time this whole match. Hot tags to MJF and Hager! MJF gets CLOBBERED! Hager blasts PNP, dodges MJF and DECKS Jericho to then corner clothesline MJF and reel him in for a POWERSLAM! Hager fires up and fans fire up with him! Hager tags in Sammy, Sammy springboards for a SUPER CUTTER!

But Ortiz tags in off MJF, only for Sammy to CLOBBER him! Sammy clotheslines Jericho out, too! Sammy slingshots to SHOOTING STAR but Jericho dodges! Sammy SUPERKICKS Jericho down! Sammy hurries back in, builds speed, but Santana gets in to waistlock! Ortiz runs back in and ENZIGURIS Sammy into Santana’s BOOT! PNP build speed and they DOUBLE DIVE! They take out Jericho and Hager out on opposite ends! Fans are thunderous as Sammy FLIES and takes down MJF! Sammy hurries back in, Ortiz runs at him but Sammy jumps over, to then BELLY2BELLY! Sammy goes up, Santana KICKS him down!

Santana and Ortiz climb the corner, Sammy fights them both off and shoves Santana down. MJF gets in and Electric Chairs Sammy! Sammy POISON-RANAS MJF first! Sammy goes after Ortiz up top, SUPER SPANISH FLY!! Cover, TWO!! Ortiz survives and no one can believe it! Jericho hurries in with Floyd the Baseball Bat, but Hager intercepts with a BOOT! MJF gets his diamond ring from Wardlow, but Hager is there! Hager DECKS MJF!! Santana kicks but Hager blocks, Ortiz and Santana DOUBLE ENZIGURI Hager, only for Hager to come back with DOUBLE LARIATS! Sammy STANDING SHOOTING STARS onto Ortiz, but MJF breaks it!

MJF whips Ortiz to the corner, Jericho tags in off Ortiz, and then MJF whips Sammy. Sammy reverses, leaps up, but into a POWERBOMB! LIONSAULT from Jericho!! Cover, TWO!?! Sammy survives and fans are thunderous again! Y2MJF drag Sammy up, whip him but Ortiz tags back in before the DOUBLE FLAPJACK! PNP give Y2MJF double basement dropkicks! And then they bring Jericho up for TU LO SABES! Cover, TWO!?!? Jericho survives and Ortiz argues with the ref, only to turn around into a CODE BREAKER! Jericho manages the cover, TWO!!! Ortiz survives and fans are electric!

Jericho drags Ortiz up, tags MJF, and they throw hands on Ortiz. Y2MJF double whip, and double- Ortiz DOUBLE DDT’s back! Hager tags in to whip MJF hard into buckles! HAGER BOMB! Sammy tags in off it, Hager keeps on Jericho, Sammy hits the SUPER SWANTON!! Cover, Ortiz breaks it!! Hager throws Ortiz out, Jericho shoves Hager out, but Sammy KNEES Jericho! Sammy torture racks, for GO TO HOSPITAL! Sammy KNEES MJF, SUPERKICKS Santana, then torture racks MJF and RAMS him into Wardlow! But MJF uses that to roll Sammy up, WITH TRUNKS! Y2MJF win!!

Winners: Chris Jericho & MJF, by pinfall (officially becomes THE tag team in the Inner Circle)

Say it ain’t so! MJF said this would be all in good sportsmanship but that was the exact opposite! And AEW has to wrap up for the night, what will be the fallout of this frantic finish!?


My Thoughts:

What a great episode! We got a great start with the birthday celebration for Brodie Jr. and the 8 Man Tag. Hangman’s rejection being a surprise to the Dark Order was great, with the prepared celebration now being for nothing. This will be an interesting twist to their story, especially with that huge 8 Man announced for next week. Also, Negative One Brodie got to have some more fun, getting on the case of the Dark Order henchmen and smacking Serpentico with a kendo stick. We got a lot of good set up for next week, the go-home to Beach Break. Dax VS JB with everyone ringside and Kingston VS Archer with no one ringside will both be good steps in progressing story, and both could probably go either way.

Cody VS Avalon going from squash to an actually strong match was a great twist, and all while plugging the story of Jade and Shaq VS the Nightmare Family. I have a feeling that Cody’s response to Shaq will set up something for AEW Revolution as Beach Break is too soon and anything else would be just too long to wait for. Sting and Darby didn’t get much of a segment since Team Taz interrupts, but I like the idea that Sting’s first bit of action back will likely be a Street Fight/No Holds Barred situation, which perhaps helps with the fact that he hasn’t wrestled in years and being loose and freeform with it will actually hide that he’s rusty.

Hardy Party VS Top Flight & Sydal was a really good match, with a lot of great character work from Quen and Kassidy. They did become Impact Tag Team Championship contenders on the newest episode of Impact, but now they’re turning from the fun loving Faces into the dastardly Heels Hardy wants them to be. This could get them over the hump here in AEW, but who knows how it’ll turn out on Impact. They won’t win the titles, though, Gallows & Anderson are just too good, and there’s a lot for them to still do in the overall Omega story, where being the tag champions might help give a bit more weight to what happens.

Moxley VS Comoroto was very good, especially for Comoroto’s first showing on Dynamite. The story with Omega and the rest of Bullet Club/Elite was great stuff, especially Callis’ part with the Bucks. It really seems to work with how, between AEW and Impact, this new Cleaner Omega is getting a big ego and is basically going Hollywood without going to Hollywood. The 8 Man Tag next week is going to be really good just on character points as the Bucks and Good Brothers have been friends just as long, if not longer, than with Omega, but are taking sides on this issue. Then the beat down on who I’m pretty sure was fake Penta works to get Moxley into the story, and the Beach Break main event is going to be great stuff.

Ford VS Hirsch was good but mostly used as the vehicle to Miro’s story with Chuck Taylor and Best Friends. Chuck was being forced to cheat on their behalf, and obviously didn’t mean what he said about him and Miro being friends. This just furthers the idea that Trent will return at Beach Break where he and Cassidy ruin the Superbad wedding and then Chuck is free of the butler duties so he can get revenge on Miro, too. I really like the news of the AEW Women’s Championship Eliminator Tournament to not just parallel the men’s tournament from late 2020, but also to finally get AEW’s Women’s Division going. Plus, it strengthens the bond with Stardom as many of the women who went between the two promotions are already reacting on social media and will surely be part of the tournament.

Then the main event, the Triple Threat Tag, for not actually being that long of a match, was a spectacular match. The build up all night was really good, and MJF sure did make it seem like Jericho was to blame for the whole thing. Probably hints at MJF trying to usurp the role as leader in the Inner Circle from him. Commentary did a great job pointing out that MJF was letting everyone else wrestle for the first part of the match, and then he ended up not having much of a choice in the second half. It really did feel like any one of the teams could’ve taken this, but in the end it was still Y2MJF winning because of MJF’s craftiness. I’m wondering if participate in Beach Break’s tag team battle royal since MJF has history of winning the Dynamite Diamond Ring battle royals.

My Score: 9.4/10


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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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