A final 14 for AEW Dark to end the year!
2020 has been disheartening to say the least, but AEW wants us to be hopeful! Dark has another packed card to say good-bye to a dark year!
- Rey Fenix w/ Penta El Zero M VS Vary Morales; Fenix wins.
- Penelope Ford w/ Kip Sabian VS Lindsay Snow; Ford wins.
- The Dark Order’s Numbers 3 & 4 VS Shawn Dean & Tyson Maddux; The Dark Order wins.
- Anna Jay w/ Tay Conti VS Jazmin Allure; Jay wins.
- Six Man Tag: Team Taz VS RYZIN, James Tapia & Nick Comoroto; Team Taz wins.
- Griff Garrison w/ Brian Pillman Jr. VS Fuego del Sol; Garrison wins.
- Proud ‘n’ Powerful VS Team TNT; PNP wins.
- Sammy Guevara VS Aaron Solow; Guevara wins.
- Chaos Project VS El Cuervo de Puerto Rico & Ariel Levy; Chaos Project wins.
- Leva Bates VS Madi Wrenkowski; Bates wins.
- Matt Sydal VS Danny Limelight; Sydal wins.
- Tay Conti w/ Anna Jay VS Vertvixen; Conti wins.
- Six Man Tag: Gunn Club VS Baron Black, Mike Verna & Royal Money; Gunn Club wins.
- Tag Team Career on the Line: SoCal Uncensored VS The Hybrid2; SoCal Uncensored wins and are still a tag team.
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AEW mourns the loss of Jon Huber, aka Mr. Brodie Lee.
Rey Fenix w/ Penta El Zero Miedo VS Vary Morales!
The Firebird is preparing for his AEW World Championship match with Kenny Omega as part of New Year’s Smash! But first, will he give a “warm welcome” to the new kid in AEW?
Fenix offers a handshake but Morales refuses. The bell rings and Morales rushes in but Fenix dodges to roll him up! TWO, Fenix gets Morales for an Oklahoma roll, TWO! Fenix gets around, waistlocks but Morales victory rolls, TWO, and Fenix has it back, ONE! The fans cheer as the two stand off. Morales back kicks, throws a haymaker, then whips Fenix to ropes. Fenix tiger feints but Morales ducks the kick to throw a haymaker! Morales turns to run but Fenix pulls him back and runs to ropes, but Morales dodges and runs to shotgun boot Fenix down! Morales takes a moment to boast before he covers, ONE!
Morales drags Fenix to the ropes and stands on his head! The ref counts, Morales stops at 4 and then stares Pentagon down. Morales mule kicks Fenix, then bumps him off buckles. Morales throws a forearm, runs corner to corner and hits a high bronco buster! Fenix sits down, Morales comes back with a CANNONBALL! Cover, ONE! Morales keeps his cool as he snapmares Fenix and wraps on a chinlock. Fenix endures as fans rally up, and Fenix gets up to throw body shots. Fenix is free, and he CHOPS Morales, but runs into a dropkick! Cover, TWO! Morales drags Fenix up, whips him corner to corner, then runs in to hit a clothesline!
Morales keeps moving but runs into a BOOT! Fenix dodges the third time, then dodges again, tiger feint HOOK KICK! Fans fire up for Fenix as he runs in at Morales in the corner, but Morales puts him outside. Fenix counter punches, goes up, up and Quebradas! Morales gets under, comes back, but into a SPINEBUSTER! Fenix hits a basement BOOT! Cover, TWO!! Fenix is annoyed but fans rally up behind him. Fenix clubs Morales, throws kidney shots, then CHOPS him to a corner! Fenix runs in but Morales boots back! Morales hops up and leaps for a FLYING RANA! Morales keeps moving, tilt-o-whirl DDT! Cover, TWO!
Fenix survives being spiked and Morales grows frustrated! Fenix gets up, Morales runs at him, and JOHN WOO dropkicks him into a corner! Morales runs in, but Fenix shotgun BOOTS back! Fenix runs corner to corner now to springboard SOBAT! Fenix puts Morales up top, ROCKS him with more haymakers, then brings Morales in, KINIKUMAN BUSTER! Cover, Fenix wins!
Winner: Rey Fenix, by pinfall
Morales ended up more than a tune-up, but Fenix still comes out on top! Will it be #ANIMO that dethrones Omega in the new year?
Penelope Ford w/ Kip Sabian VS Lindsay Snow!
We’re on the road to AEW Beach Break and the Superbad Wedding in February! But will the Superbad Bride stay hot against the Snow?
The bell rings, Snow and Ford tie up and Ford wrenches to a wristlock. Snow rolls, trips Ford and smirks as she grabs the legs and rolls Ford for a combination deathlock and ankle lock! Ford scrambles and gets the ropebreak, and Snow lets go quickly. Snow goes after Ford but Ford kicks the legs out! Ford throws Snow into the ropes, then clubs her on the back! Ford bumps Snow off buckles, then whips her out to whip her in hard! Ford fireman’s carries, Snow slips off and shoves but Ford dodges to BOOT Snow down! Fans boo Ford as she toys with Snow. Snow goes to the apron but Ford digs a boot into Snow’s head! Ford then goes up and slingshots out for a double knee drop!
Ford shoves Snow back in, taunts Snow, but Snow throws body shots! Snow uppercuts, boots and LARIATS Ford down! Cover, TWO! Snow grits her teeth but Ford is on her first. Ford puts her on ropes to choke her! The ref counts, Ford lets off and Kip protests. Ford turns Snow around to YANK her into ropes! Snow goes to a corner, Ford handsprings in to back elbow! Ford keeps moving, and she handsprings for the CUTTER! Cover, Ford wins!
Winner: Penelope Ford, by pinfall
That was a Superbad win for the bride to be! Will Penelope get the #1 contender’s spot as a great wedding gift to herself?
The Dark Order’s Numbers 3 & 4 VS Shawn Dean & Tyson Maddux!
Alex Reynolds & John Silver still hope Hangman Page chooses to #JoinDarkOrder so that it can be Cowboy Day every day! But will they perhaps convince The Captain and the debuting “Mad Maddux” to join up instead?
The teams sort out, Reynolds starts with Dean and the two circle. They tie up, Reynolds headlocks, but Dean powers out only for Reynolds to run him over. Things speed up, Dean hurdles but Reynolds leaps, only for Dean to run Reynolds over in return! Tag to Maddux, they mug Reynolds, and Maddux clubs Reynolds. Reynolds kicks low, whips but Maddux blocks to reverse. Maddux hurdles, hurdles and scoops for a POWERSLAM! Maddux runs at Reynolds in an open corner for a BIG corner clothesline! Maddux suplexes and holds Reynolds up to walk around! Maddux waits until a count of 10 to SLAM Reynolds down! Cover, ONE!!
Maddux keeps his cool as he whips Reynolds to ropes. Reynolds stops himself, kicks back and tags Silver. The Numbers grab Maddux but he explodes out of the facelocks! Reynolds dodges the clothesline and flapjacks Maddux for Silver’s BIG EuroUpper! Cover, TWO! Silver keeps his eyes on Dean but he KICKS Maddux in the chest! Silver flexes, “I’m freakin’ jacked, baby!” Maddux sits up and Silver KICKS him down again! Even Silver was impressed by his kick! Silver sits Maddux up to KICK him down even harder! Cover, TWO! Maddux survives but Silver drags him over to tag in Reynolds. The Beaver Boys mug Maddux, Reynolds stomps and digs a knee in, then lets off to strike the Dark Order pose.
Reynolds stomps Maddux more, then bumps Maddux off buckles. Reynolds throws EuroUppers of his own, then bumps Maddux off buckles again. Tag to Silver as fans rally up, and Silver throws big forearms on Maddux. Silver throws EuroUppers, tags Reynolds back in, and they mug Maddux more. Reynolds snapmares Maddux for a neck snapper, covers, TWO! Reynolds drags Maddux up but Maddux fights back. Reynolds knees low and hard, puts him back in the corner, then he taunts Dean. Reyn9lds runs in but into a boot! Maddux elbows Silver down, goes up and over Reynolds and hot tags Dean!
The Captain rallies on Reynolds, whips but reels him in for an OVERHEAD SUPLEX! Silver runs in, to get an enziguri! Dean fires up and fans are with him as he runs into the corner, for a dropkick! Dropkick for Reynolds, CANNONBALL for Silver! Dean slips around Reynolds, gets a salute for the DDT! Cover, TWO!! Reynolds survives and Dean grits his teeth. Dean drags Reynolds up, tags in Maddux, and they double back suplex. Reynolds lands on his feet, shoves Dean into Maddux, then stomps Dean down! Reynolds BOOTS Maddux, feeds to Silver’s enziguri, then the rolling elbow, enziguri, stunner and GERMAN SUPLEX! Jackknife cover, The Dark Order wins!
Winners: Alex Reynolds & John Silver, by pinfall
The Beaver Boy Blitz does it again! Will this prove to all of AEW that the Dark Order is taking over?
Anna Jay w/ Tay Conti VS Jazmin Allure!
Speaking of the Dark Order’s recruitment efforts, Number 99 has been trying to convince Conti to be a member. Will a win tonight be a strong selling point?
The bell rings and Jay circles with Allure. They tie up, Jay shoves Allure down hard then fixes her hair. Jay dares Allure to bring it, and Allure gets around for a waistlock. Jay elbows out hard, wrenches and throws Allure down with an arm-drag. Jay shifts to get a chinbar as part of the armlock. Allure fights up, throws knees and forearms but Jay ROCKS her with a right! Jay whips Allure into a corner then runs in to HEEL KICK her down! Jay runs side to side and rolls to KICK Allure in the face! Fans boo but Jay bumps Allure off buckles, then throws forearms and stomps. The ref counts, Jay lets off and fans boo, but Allure puts Jay in the corner to CHOP and CHOP and stomp away!
Allure fires up and fans fire up with her as she runs back after Jay. Allure whips corner to corner, runs in but Jay slips out and Allure gets buckles! Jay spins to HEEL KICK again! Jay drags Allure up, wrenches and HOOK KICKS yet again! Jay drags Allure back up, has the arms, and falls back for a DEEP Motorcycle Stretch, then the QUEENSLAYER CLUTCH! Allure taps, Jay wins!
Winner: Anna Jay, by submission
Jay holds on until she is satisfied, and then lets go to have her hand raised. Allure may not want to #JoinDarkOrder, but will the rest of the roster consider their options?
AEW Dark presents The Waiting Room!
Rebel wants us all to smile, and she introduces The Doctor, Britt Baker! Britt thanks the audience that they’re so kind week after week. She gets right to talking up AEW Dynamite’s New Year’s Smash. First off, Brian Cage VS Darby Allin for the TNT Championship. Taz says Darby is a paper champion, and Britt is ready to see Cage fold Darby up like emo origami. But let’s get serious. There’s the AEW World Championship, Omega VS Fenix. The only unfortunate comment she has is that every other company’s world title match will look like dogs*it compared to this one. There is no competing, sorry about your luck.
Britt is happy to welcome back Jon Moxley! And she will apologize on behalf of AEW that he couldn’t even share a baby announcement without Cody Rhodes trying to steal his spotlight. This is AEW, that’s just what happens. Britt welcomes this week’s guest, and they could not be more excited. Don’t slip now, Rebel! It’s Matt Sydal! Rebel gets the door for Sydal and then hands him a mic. Britt thanks Sydal for coming to the show, and no one will ever forget his “slick” debut. No one will ever joke about it. Sydal admits he does still feel like a Shockmaster. “When you slip like that, your whole life flashes right before your eyes. It is an experience that brings you one step closer to transcendence.”
Well moving past the slip, talk about his record now. He’s slipping upwards because now he’s on The Waiting Room! But his record isn’t flawless, he has some losses, but he’s got a string of wins. He beat Christopher Daniels. Well so does everyone. He beat Aaron Solow. Who? And Danny Limelight! That’s not a real person. But Britt admits, Sydal’s record is “super duper impressive.” Yet, he can’t win the big one. What will Sydal do to make sure that New Year’s Smash doesn’t end up like that debut splash? Well at New Year’s Smash, Sydal turns the ring into his realm. It won’t be EVP Cody Rhodes’ ring, it will be Sydal’s Realm. That will be a chance to open hearts, minds and third eyes.
Whoa, incoming mail! Rebel opens it for Britt and holds it open for her to read. “Dear Dr. Baker, could you hang this poster of The Go Big Show on the wall of your Waiting Room set? Please and thank you, TBS…?!” Well, at least they said please and thank you. Ugh, whatever, get the poster. Rebel is handed said poster, and it has Snoop Dog, Rosario Dawson and of course, Cody Rhodes. This whole company is about him, so it seems Sydal’s match is just a vehicle to self-promote. Maybe Cody should team with Burt and Sydal can get Snoop, and Sydal ‘n’ Snoop can smoke ’em!
The poster is put up, Sydal points out how he and Cody once shared a magazine cover and that must’ve eaten Cody alive. Sydal says Cody surely wouldn’t mind him opening the third eye. Sydal grabs a marker and Rebel finishes pinning the poster to the wall. Sydal doodles a third eye on Cody’s forehead. Goes to show, the ring will be Sydal’s. Britt believes Sydal, Rebel believes Sydal, the fans believe Sydal. New Year’s Smash will be Sydal’s comeback splash! And that’s all for this week, wave good-bye and good-night for Britt Baker, DMD.
Six Man Tag: Team Taz VS RYZIN, James Tapia & Nick Comoroto!
Absolute Ricky Starks, The Machine Brian Cage and Powerhouse Will Hobbs are all chomping at the bit to tear into Cody Rhodes, Darby Allin and maybe even Sting. But will the Priest of Sin, the Versatile and the Freak Beast Wrecking Ball be good enough as appetizers?
Team Taz again makes sure Justin Roberts says Cage is FTW Champion before they sort out. Hobbs starts against Comoroto for a match-up of massive men. They tie up, Hobbs powers Comoroto back but Comoroto shoves him into a corner. Hobbs comes back, ties up with Comoroto again, but Comoroto throws a forearm! Hobbs shoves Comoroto and then CLOBBERS him on the rebound! Hobbs looms over Comoroto with a snarl, then drags Comoroto up to bring him over. Cage tags in, he and Hobbs double whip to double back drop! Comoroto lands hard, scrambles away and tags out to Ryzin. Ryzin runs, dodges and calf kicks Cage to the ropes!
Ryzin fires off forearms but Cage whips and tilt-o-whirl TOSSES him! Then hits a basement dropkick! Cage drags Ryzin up, whips him to the Team Taz corner and hits a back elbow, enziguri, and tags Starks in! Starks stomps Ryzin, distracts the ref and Hobbs cranks Ryzin’s neck! Starks drags Ryzin up, Ryzin hits back but Starks ROCKS him with an uppercut. Starks throws Ryzin out then distracts the ref more, for Hook to CLOBBER Ryzin! Taz is proud of his son and Cage puts Ryzin in for Starks. Starks hits a swinging neckbreaker! Starks slaps Ryzin around then stomps him down! Starks drags Ryzin up and ROCKS him with an uppercut!
Ryzin reaches for his corner but Starks back suplexes. Ryzin lands on his feet, slips past Starks and hot tags Tapia! Tapia kicks Starks, and hits a swinging neckbreaker of his own! Tapia fires up while Starks flounders, then he whips. Cage tags in, Starks kicks Tapia into Cage’s DISCUS! But Comoroto CLOBBERS Starks, elbows Cage then slingshot shoulder tackles Cage! Hobbs gets in to SPINEBUSTER Comoroto! Ryzin missile dropkicks Hobbs and staggers him! But Starks SPEARS Ryzin! Hobbs has Comoroto for a POWERSLAM! Cage SUPERKICKS Tapia, reels him in, and hits DRILL CLAW! Cover, Team Taz wins!
Winners: Team Taz, by pinfall
#WhoBetta? Not the trio Team Taz just faced! Will Cage become #TheTwoBeltMachine after facing Darby Allin?
Griff Garrison w/ Brian Pillman Jr. VS Fuego del Sol!
The Varsity Blondes were part of the big battle with The Inner Circle and ended up taking the loss. But will the Ivy League MVP be able to fire back up against the Fire of the Sun?
Oddly enough, “Pretty” Peter Avalon joins commentary to watch this match. Is he perhaps considering someone in this match for the Pageant Provocation?
The bell rings, Griff and Fuego circle and fist bump to show there is respect. Griff rushes in, Fuego dodges and kicks the leg! Griff shakes the leg out, circles with Fuego again but Fuego kicks again! Griff blocks the kick, waistlocks but Fuego standing switches. Fuego wants the backslide but Griff blocks, spins around and whips Fuego to a corner. Griff runs in, Fuego dodges the splash to give a forearm smash! Fuego runs corner to corner, back elbows then runs, ducks and springboards, into a BOOT! Avalon applauds Griff’s power, “What a specimen!” Griff drags Fuego up, whips Fuego to a corner, but Fuego goes up to headscissor!
Fuego dropkicks Griff, whips but Griff reverses. Fuego dodges again, tilt-o-whirls, but into a backbreaker! Griff gut wrenches to backbreaker again, then gut wrenches to backbreaker again! Cover, TWO! Griff drags Fuego up, Fuego goes to snapmare counter but Griff wraps on a chinlock to grind Fuego down! Fans rally both ways and Fuego fights up to flying mare! Fuego dropkicks legs out and drags Griff around to drop an arm on the leg! Fuego rolls to wring the arm, then he rolls to Penalty Kick the arm! Fuego throws the arm down, moonsaults onto it, then covers, TWO! Fuego keeps on Griff with an armlock and chinbar.
Griff fights up as fans rally, and Griff powers Fuego off to ROCK him with a right! Griff runs for the splash, and then for the LARIAT! Cover, TWO!! Fuego survives and Griff is surprised! Griff fireman’s carries Fuego, shifts around, but Fuego slips out to hit a backbreaker of his own! Griff and Fuego go to opposite corners, Fuego runs in but Griff puts him on the corner. Fuego ducks the back hand to hotshot the arm! Fuego springboards and FLYING RANAS, to an ARMBAR!! Griff fights up, Fuego tries a triangle hold, but Griff powers up to dead lift! Fuego sunset flips, Griff stays up and drags Fuego back up, but Fuego tornados! Griff tosses Fuego off the DDT to ROLLING ELBOW! Cover, Griff wins!
Winner: Griff Garrison, by pinfall
Avalon raises his glass in a toast to Griff. Avalon congratulates Griff by giving him an autographed 8 x 10 of himself. But Griff tosses it away! Will Avalon still have Griff up next for the Pageant Provocation?
Proud ‘n’ Powerful VS Team TNT!
Santana bonded with MJF, Ortiz not so much. But can they keep a bond between each other being against the Hughes twins?
The teams sort out and Santana starts with Terrell. They circle, tie up and go around, and Terrell wrenches to a wristlock. Santana endures, rolls, wrenches back to wristlock Terrell, and then trips to roll and bring Terrell up for an arm-drag! Fans cheer the exchange and Terrell nods some respect. Santana and Terrell circle again, tie up, and Santana headlocks. Terrell powers out, rams Santana but Santana stays up. Terrell eggs Santana on, things speed up and Santana hurdles, blocks a punch and ENZIGURIS hard! Santana reels Terrell in, snap suplex for uno amigo! Another for dos amigos! Ortiz tags in and together PNP hits Three Amigos! Cover, TWO!
Ortiz keeps on Terrell with a whip, but Terrell sunset flips. Ortiz slips out, Terrell runs and hits a leaping tackle! Cover, ONE, but Terrell drags Ortiz up. Terrell wrenches, tags in Terrence, and TNT double whip Ortiz for a double shoulder tackle! Cover, ONE! Terrence whips Ortiz, follows and hits a leaping tackle! Sidewalk slam, cover, TWO! Terrence throws forearms and body shots on Ortiz in the corner, then whips. Ortiz reverses to throw forearms of his own, and then he hits a DDT! Ortiz takes a moment to catch his breath, and he runs to drop a leg, brother! Cover, TWO! Ortiz drags Terrence up but Terrence scoops! Ortiz slips out, waistlocks and pushes Terrence to ropes.
Santana tags in before Ortiz rolls Terrence back, and Santana runs to springboard crossbody! Cover, TWO! Santana keeps his cool, taunts Terrence and gives toying kicks. Santana CHOPS Terrence, then CHOPS him in the corner. Santana brings Terrence around to backbreaker! Cover, TWO! Santana looms over Terrence, drags him over and tags in Ortiz. Fans rally as PNP double whip Terrence but Terrence reverses to send Ortiz. Terrence ROCKS Santana, but he has to jump over Ortiz’s roll. Santana fireman’s carries Terrence and Ortiz runs in, DEATH VALLEY NECKBREAKER! Cover, but Terrell breaks it! Ortiz protests but Terrell gets to his corner.
Ortiz DECKS Terrell but Terrence kicks back! Ortiz kicks Terrence low, pokes him in the eye, then brings Terrence up to whip. Terrence reverses, Ortiz reverses back to clothesline! Ortiz drags Terrence up to reel him in for another clothesline! Ortiz wrenches, tags in Santana, and Santana hops up to DUMDUM STOMP the arm! Santana stares Terrell down then goes back to toy with Terrence. Terrence SLAPS back! Santana grabs the legs but Terrence kicks him away! Terrence rolls, dodges Santana and gets him for an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Fans fire up as both men are down and heading for their corners, hot tags to Terrell and Ortiz!
Terrell dodges, ROCKS Santana then collides with Ortiz! Neither man falls from the double clotheslines so they try again! And again! Terrell takes Ortiz down but brings him back up to whip and back drop! Ortiz hurries to his corner, boots Terrell back, but runs into a POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Ortiz survives and Terrell calls to his brother. Tag to Terrence, but Ortiz throws big hands on Team TNT! Ortiz whips, Terrell reverses and Terrence is there, 3D!! Cover, but Santana breaks it!! Santana was barely there in time, but now Team TNT runs in. Santana throws Terrell out but Terrence hits a clothesline!
Terrence whips Santana corner to corner at Ortiz, but Ortiz moves aside and Santana stops himself. Ortiz O’Conner rolls Santana for a boost into the CUTTER! Santana feeds Terrence to Ortiz’s pop-up POWERBOMB! Ortiz swings Terrence up for Santana’s KNEE! Cover, PNP wins!
Winners: Proud ‘n’ Powerful, by pinfall
Santana and Ortiz are back on track in 2v2 action! Will they finally get back on their way to the AEW World Tag Team Championships?
Sammy Guevara VS Aaron Solow!
The Spanish God still says he’s The Best Ever and dares anyone to prove otherwise. Will the Extra Talented be the one to prove Sammy wrong?
The bell rings and Sammy approaches with Solow. They tie up, Sammy waistlocks and slams Solow to then float and float and pose. Sammy facelocks, waistlocks, drags Solow up, but Solow pries free to wrench and wristlock. Sammy spins, flips and wrenches back. Sammy slips through to headlock, then shifts to a waistlock to shove. Sammy hurdles over Solow but Solow sees the monkey flip coming, so he hops over, gets the legs and turns Sammy for a seated surfboard! Solow pulls back, Sammy gets an arm free then his legs to ARMBAR! Solow clasps hands, moves around, cover, ONE! Solow facelocks, Sammy powers him towards a corner but Solow turns it around.
The ref calls for a break and Solow whips his hair into Sammy’s face. Sammy keeps cool, and flips Solow off to his face! Sammy bobs ‘n’ weaves to dodge the fast hands, then shoves Solow to hurdle over and flip back over to dropkick Solow down! Sammy kips up just to show off. Solow gets to a corner as fans boo Sammy but Sammy talks trash back. Sammy CHOPS Solow, whips Solow corner to corner, then runs in to tackle and go to the apron. Sammy enziguris, springboards but Solow dropkicks him out of the air! Sammy bails out as he gasps, but Solow slingshots to PLANCHA! Direct hit and Solow gets Sammy back in fast. Cover, TWO!
Solow keeps his cool, drags Sammy up and throws haymakers. Sammy CHOPS back, CHOPS again, but Solow double CHOPS! Sammy CHOPS and CHOPS, then whips Solow to a corner. Solow reverses, runs in and elbows Sammy down! Fans fire up as Solow brings Sammy up to suplex! Cover, TWO! Solow heads to a corner and climbs up top as fans rally. Sammy stands, Solow leaps but into a KNEE! Solow flops out of the ring, checks his face, but Sammy does push-ups just to show off again. Sammy slingshots but Solow moves so Sammy adjusts from Plancha to TOP ROPE ASAI MOONSAULT! Direct hit!
Sammy says he doesn’t care where he is on the card, he doesn’t phone it in! Sammy puts Solow in the ring, taunts his peers stuck as the crowd, and then stomps Solow to a drop zone. Sammy climbs up again, soaks up the cheers and jeers as he 450 splashes, but Solow dodges! Solow runs in but Sammy catches the dropkick to catapult him at the corner! Solow lands on the ropes to jump back for DOUBLE STOMPS! Cover, TWO!! Sammy survives and Solow grows frustrated. Solow has fans rallying behind him as Sammy slowly rises.
Solow spins to SCREW HIGH KICK! Sammy roundhouses, Solow ducks but the HEEL KICK gets Solow! Solow reels Sammy in to DOUBLE STOMP again! Solow runs but Sammy KNEES him back! Sammy torture racks for GO TO HOSPITAL! Cover, Sammy wins!
Winner: Sammy Guevara, by pinfall
The Inner Circle is on a roll! Sammy gets a mic to say, “There we go!” Sammy says it’s another win “for the good guys,” and not just that. This is another win to get Sammy closer to the rankings and to the title that he already holds in his mind.
And not only that, but today marks Sammy’s 10 YEAR anniversary as a pro-wrestler! Sammy has been doing this for 10 years, and it wasn’t overnight success or 15 minutes of fame. This is work! Nothing but work for 10 years, all working on the independents, unlike a few people in the crowd right now. Sammy was limping at shows, barely able to walk out, to make it to the next show and do it again. He did that for 10 years and is here in AEW. No one can stop him! He’ll make sure whoever is next, and whoever “they” want to be next, understands that Sammy Guevara is THE man here in AEW!
Chaos Project VS El Cuervo de Puerto Rico & Ariel Levy!
Luther and Serpentico have been up and down, but are hoping to close 2020 on a positive! Will the Original Death Dealer and SNAKEMAN ruin the Dark debuts of The King Crow and the Chilean Star?
The teams sort out and Cuervo starts against Serpentico. They circle, fans rally up and the two tie up. Serpentico keeps low, throws haymakers and headlocks. Cuervo powers out, Serpentico goes up and over in the corner then speeds up. Serpentico dodges and ranas Cuervo to ropes, then fires off haymakers! Serpentico whips, Cuervo holds ropes and kicks Serpentico’s legs! Serpentico ends up stuck in ropes, Cuervo kicks him then springboard PELES! Cover, ONE! Cuervo drags Serpentico up to wrench, tags Levy in, but Serpentico gets away.
Luther tags in and Luther circles with Levy. Luther kicks low, clubs away on Levy’s back, then tells everyone to shut up as he whips Levy to a corner. Luther runs in, Levy dodges and Luther hits buckles. Levy whips, Luther reverses and hip tosses but Levy reverses to a takedown, SLIDING KNEE! Cover, TWO! Levy keeps moving, sunset flip, TWO! Levy throws forearms on Luther, whips but Luther kicks back to CLOBBER him with a clothesline! Luther puts Levy in the corner, tags Serpentico, and then has a new way of using Serpentico as a weapon: he scoops Serpentico and jams Serpentico’s boots into Levy over and over!
Cuervo rushes in but Luther TOSSES Serpentico at him! Direct hit and both Cuervo and Serprentico flounder about. Luther finally goes out, Serpentinco throws haymakers, then snapmares Levy down to KICK him! Tag to Luther, Serpentico again is a weapon as Luther whips. Serpentico breaks the whip and refuses to be a weapon again! Luther demands Serpentico let him whip him, but still Serpentico resists. Serpentico whips Luther, but Luther reverses and he sends Serpentico in harder! Luther scoops Serpentico again to swing and CLOBBER Levy! Then scoop slam senton! Luther covers while Serpentico writhes, TWO! Levy survives and Luther is furious!
Luther drags Levy up, puts him onto the ropes and chokes him! Luther insults Levy in Spanish then snap suplexes him! Tag to Serpentico, Luther scoops Levy for a sidewalk slam! Serpentico hobbles over, but is again a weapon! Assisted atomic leg drop! Serpentico covers, TWO! Serpentico stomps Levy, drags him back and tags in Luther. Luther stomps Levy, drags him up again, and tags Serpentico in. Chaos Project mugs Levy, they double suplex, but Levy counters to a DOUBLE NECKBREAKER! Fans rally as Levy crawls, hot tag to Cuervo! Cuervo rallies on Chaos Project with big clotheslines! Luther staggers into a SUPERKICK!
Cuervo whips Serpentico, wrenches and kicks a leg out to ENZIGURI him down! Cuervo keeps going as he whips, but Serpentico reverses. Serpentico runs in but Cuervo dodges to enziguri again! Cuervo goes out, enziguris again, then climbs up to leap for the crossbody! Cover, but Luther breaks it up! Luther DECKS Levy, then goes out to CANNONBALL off the apron! Serpentico drags Cuervo up but Cuervo hits back. They brawl, Serpentico whips but Cuervo reverses, Serpentico SUPERKICKS back! Luther tags in and ROCKS Cuervo, then BOOTS Cuervo down! Luther drags Cuervo up, Serpentico goes up, and they combine for CREEPING DEATH! Cover, Chaos Project wins!
Winners: Chaos Project, by pinfall
Luther and the SNAKEMAN take down the crow and the star! Will they creep their way up the AEW tag team rankings in the new year?
Leva Bates VS Madi Wrenkowski!
The Librarian is loving her new win streak, and hopes it continues into the new year! But will Madi make Leva face reality on the last Dark of 2020?
The bell rings and Leva offers Madi a free copy of the Young Bucks’ book. Madi takes the book, flips through it quickly, but says, “This is literally the worst gift.” And she rips up pages, throws them at Leva, and LARIATS her down! Madi rains down rights while fans boo her ungrateful attitude! Madi brings Leva up, Leva throws body shots and CHOPS! Leva runs but Madi fireman’s carries for a rolling senton! Madi keeps moving to DROP down on Leva! Cover, TWO! Madi clamps onto Leva with a straitjacket stretch and thrashes Leva around. Leva endures, fans rally up, and Leva fights her way up. Leva powers out of the hold to arm-drag Madi away!
Leva is furious but Madi kicks low! Madi fireman’s carries, Leva slips out to sunset flip, but Madi stays up! Madi slaps Leva’s hands away, then jumps, but Leva avoids the seated senton! Leva and Madi both crawl, go to opposite corners, and Leva runs in to shotgun dropkick Madi! Leva is upset at the ungrateful Madi and she hits a corner clothesline! And a ROUNDHOUSE! And another! Madi staggers into a mule kick, Leva runs to BOOT her! Madi still staggers, but into a NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO! Leva keeps her focus as Madi flounders back to a corner. Fans fire up and Leva runs back in, but Madi dodges!
Madi throws Leva down, stomps her, then puts her in a corner to stomp a mudhole! The ref backs Madi off but Madi is heated. Madi goes after Leva fast, grabs the rest of the book and tears it up more while mocking Madi. Leva SUPERKICKS the book into Madi’s face! Small package, Leva wins!
Winner: Leva Bates, by pinfall
The Librarian shows Madi what happens when you disrespect good literature! Will Leva educate the rest of the AEW Women’s Division as she rises up the ranks?
Matt Sydal VS Danny Limelight!
According to Britt Baker, Danny Limelight isn’t a real person. But will Sydal’s match with him prove Limelight isn’t just real but a legit part of AEW’s roster?
The bell rings and the two talk some smack to each other given their previous match-up. The two tie up, go around, Limelight waistlocks but Sydal switches. Limelight wrenches out to hammerlock but Sydal reverses that to fireman’s carry takeover. Sydal has the arm and brings it back for a keylock camel clutch. Limelight throws Sydal down, Sydal kips up to get free and the fans cheer as the two stand off. Sydal and Limelight go again, tie up and Sydal wrenches an arm. Sydal reels Limelight in for a double arm-drag, then flips through to arm-drag again! Limelight is in a corner, he goes up and over, Sydal puts Limelight on the apron.
Limelight jumps up and walks the ropes to springboard flying arm-drag! Limelight kips up and dropkicks Sydal! Fans fire up with Limelight but Sydal dropkicks him down! Now fans fire up with Sydal! Sydal KICKS Limelight in the back, brings Limelight up to snapmare, then he KICKS Limelight again! Sydal looms over Limelight but Limelight snapmares and KICKS back! Sydal CHOPS Limelight down then KICKS again! Sydal gets Limelight’s arm but Limelight scrambles to ropes to avoid the cobra clutch. Sydal puts Limelight in a corner to CHOP then whip corner to corner. Sydal runs in to elbow, then he whips again for another elbow. But Limelight comes back to CLOBBER Sydal down!
Limelight drags Sydal onto ropes and chokes him, then kicks the rope to jam Sydal’s throat! The ref reprimands, Limelight covers, TWO! Limelight KICKS Sydal again then tells fans to shut up. Limelight KICKS Sydal in the chest, KICKS him again and eggs him on. Sydal jumps up to WINDMILL KICK! Fans fire up with Sydal, and he KICKS Limelight in the leg, chest and repeat! Sydal drags Limelight up, scoops and FISHERMAN BUSTERS! Cover, TWO!! Limelight survives but Sydal keeps his cool. Sydal drags Limelight up, hooks the arm, but Limelight blocks the Magistrol to scoop Sydal as a backpack! Sydal fights out to hit THE SLICE! Cover, TWO!
Limelight survives the leg drop DDT, but Sydal hits the STANDING MARIPOSA! Fans fire up as Sydal brings Limelight up again. Sydal wrenches, Limelight kicks the leg then throws a forearm and back kick. Limelight swings to body scissor roll, to a HALF CRAB! Sydal endures, fights up and reaches, but Limelight shifts. Sydal gets up to kick the leg! Sydal is free, Limelight gets a QUESTION MARK KICK! Fans fire up with Sydal again as he drags Limelight up. Limelight fights off the half nelson but Sydal reels him in! COBRA CLUTCH SUPLEX!!
Limelight flounders, Sydal brings him up, for the PAGE- NO! Limelight turns the Turner into a roll-up, TWO! Sydal rolls Limelight to Dragon’s Lair to then roll him to a ghost pin, Sydal wins!
Winner: Matt Sydal, by pinfall
Sydal’s ground game is getting sharper and sharper, and he gets another big win in 2020! But will he get the biggest win of his AEW career yet when he takes on the American Nightmare?
Tay Conti w/ Anna Jay VS Vertvixen!
The Brazilian blackbelt saw her best friend win big earlier tonight, can she keep pace with her? Or will the wrestling gamer level up at Conti’s expense?
The bell rings and Conti offers Vert a handshake. Vert takes it, but tries to swing on Conti! Conti bobs ‘n’ weaves, then storms up on Vert. Vert apologizes while going to ropes for defense! The ref has Conti stay back, Vert comes back from the ropes, but Conti gets under the swing to ripcord. Vert gets around to waistlock but Conti spins around to break the grip. Conti sweeps the legs, rolls to get a double wristlock jackknife, TWO, and Conti is right after a Fujiwara Armbar! Vert endures, rolls to a cover, TWO and Conti gets a ghost pin! TWO and Conti KICKS Vert in the head!
Vert flounders, Conti blows a kiss and runs in to SHINING WIZARD in the corner! Double wrist monkey flip and then Conti rolls back for a double wristlock cover. TWO, and Conti gets Vert’s head for a guillotine facelock! Vert endures, fans rally, and Vert gets up to get a rope. Conti lets go, but runs back in, only for Vert to BOOT her! Vert waistlocks, Conti resists the lift and elbows out! Conti runs, Vert dodges but into an OVERHEAD TOSS! Conti aims, Vert ducks the buzzsaw but not the HEEL KICK! Cover, TWO! Conti grows frustrated but she cools herself off. Conti drags Vert up but Vert knees low! Vert throws forearms and puts Conti in a corner.
Vert whips corner to corner, Conti reverses but Vert stops herself to KICK and SUPERKICK! Conti staggers, DOUBLE ROUNDHOUSES take both women down! A standing count starts, Vert stirs but Conti follows. Fans rally as the count passes 5, but Vert is up and drags Conti up at 7. Conti suddenly fires off forearms and rallies with clotheslines! Conti eggs Vert on, spins her around, drop sayanagi after drop sayanagi, then a third with a roll for a wristlock and BOOT! Conti isn’t done, she drags Vert back up, Gory Especial, and then a spin to a KNEE! AKA the TCO! Cover, Conti wins!
Winner: Tay Conti, by pinfall
And Tay keeps pace wit Jay! But as great as she is doing on her own, will Tay #JoinDarkOrder to stick with Jay?
Six Man Tag: Gunn Club VS Baron Black, Mike Verna & Royal Money!
Billy joins his boys, Austin and Colten, again to have one more big trios match together in 2020! Will they be able to get past the EmpBRUH, the Man of Steel and the #HighAndMighty to end the year strong?
The teams sort out, and after rock-paper-scissors, Billy starts against Verna. They circle, feel out the grapple, then tie up. Billy headlocks, Verna powers out but Billy runs him over. Billy looms over Verna and thinks about it, but he reconsiders telling Verna to suck it. Things speed up and Verna ROCKS Billy with a right! Verna runs, Billy uppercuts back! Billy brings Verna around and runs but Verna ROCKS Billy again! Verna runs into a mule kick, then a SUPERKICK! Austin tags in and hits a throwback on Verna! Verna gets away and tags out to Baron.
Baron and Austin tie up, Austin wrenches to a wristlock but Baron spins through to wrench and hammerlock. Baron throws uppercuts and CHOPS, then he puts Austin in the corner. Baron throws haymakers and tags in Money. Austin throws hands with Money but Money whips Austin. Austin goes up and over in the corner, keeps moving and he trips Money up! Money flounders to the Gunn corner, Austin runs in to uppercut! Tag to Colten, the brothers work together, Colten whips Austin in to uppercut again! Then Colten dribbles to DUNK ON Money! Colten full nelsons for a SLAM! Cover, TWO!
Baron and Verna mug Colten but Austin and Billy throw them out hard! Verna gets barriers then the apron, then the barriers again! Billy stomps away on Verna but the ref backs him off. Billy shouts to Austin, the Gunns cheer Colten on and Colten hits the COLT 45! Cover, Gunn Club wins!
Winners: Gunn Club, by pinfall
But Austin gets a mic to say, “Right here! I know we like to have fun, the Gunn Club, but if you jump one of our family members, we beat your ass!” A harsh warning from Austin on behalf of the Gunn Club, will the rest of AEW take that to heart?
Tag Team Career on the Line: SoCal Uncensored VS The Hybrid2!
Speaking of ending, will a decorated tandem have to call it quits to end an already rough year? Or will Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian remind us all who they are?
The teams sort out, Kaz starts with Angelico, and fans rally for “S C U!” as they circle. Kaz and Angelico tie up, break, tie up again but break again. Angelico and Kaz tie up again, go around, and Kaz wrenches to hammerlock then headlock. Angelico pries out to get the wristlock, Kaz rolls and drop toeholds. Kaz headlocks back and fans cheer! Angelico fights up, pushes Kaz down and gets a hammerlock. Kaz crawls but Angelico grabs a leg and twists the ankle. Kaz endures, turns over and uses his own leg to pry free to get a headlock! Angelico is frustrated as Kaz headlock takeovers, but Angelico headscissors back. Kaz pops out, gets the leg and then arms, a crisscross clutch!
Angelico uses his free leg to kick free, then kicks, but Kaz blocks and spins him for a headlock! Angelico throws body shots, powers out, but Kaz ducks the clothesline to get another headlock! Angelico throws more body shots, powers out, but things speed up. Kaz fakes out the hurdle to fire off a kick, knee and clothesline! Kaz drags Angelico up, tags Daniels, and SCU double whip Angelico to ropes. Body shot and flipping neckbreaker! Cover, TWO! Daniels drags Angelico up to bump off buckles and CHOP! Daniels whips corner to corner and runs in but Angelico dodges! Evans tags in and clobbers Daniels! Fans boo as Evans stomps, wrenches and whips Daniels, to then jump kick him down! Cover, TWO!
Evans taunts Kaz and spins at Daniels but Daniels ducks to EXPLODER! Fans fire up as Daniels tags Kaz in. SCU double whip Evans, atomic drop and cravat to the knee, then an STO! Kaz covers, TWO! Kaz keeps on Evans with a scoop and slam, then he springboards to drop a leg! Cover, TWO! Kaz drags Evans up, DECKS him with a haymaker, then whips him to ropes. Evans reverses and Angelico gets a cheap shot in! Kaz DECKS Angelico but Evans screw high kicks Kaz down! Evans clubs Kaz, drags him for stomps, then tags Angelico in. TH2 mug Kaz, whip him to ropes, and drop toehold for the Last Chancery and PENALTY KICK! Kaz writhes, Angelico covers, TWO!
Angelico drags Kaz up, tags Evans in, and TH2 mugs Kaz more. Evans drags Kaz up to bump off buckles, then wrenches and whips him corner to corner hard! Evans runs and handsprings corner to corner to back elbow! Then a snap suplex, cover, TWO! Evans clubs Kaz down then drags him away from Daniels. Evans hooks a leg and bridges back for a MUDA LOCK! Angelico tags in and Angelico STOMPS Kaz down! Kaz CHOPS Angelico back, then ROCKS him with a right! Angelico swings but Kaz ducks to roll Angelico up, TWO! Small package, TWO! Angelico swings into a backslide, TWO! Angelico knee lifts Kaz down then tags in Evans.
Evans talks trash and he stomps Kaz in a corner, “This is the last night of SCU!” Kaz reverses the whip, Evans tilt-o-whirls into a modified OCTOPUS! Kaz endures, fights back up and swings Evans off to CLOBBER him! Both men are down but fans rally up as they crawl for their corners, hot tags to Daniels and Angelico! Daniels rallies on TH2, kicks and whips Angelico but Angelico reverses. Daniel kicks back and STO’s! Evans runs into a tilt-o-whirl backbreaker! Daniels JABS away on Evans, whips him but Evans reverses to Angelico’s scoop. Daniels slips out, dragon sleeper, and he baits Evans in, URENAGE DDT COMBO! Daniels gets Evans up for a BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, TWO!?!
Evans survives but Daniels keeps on him with a whip to ropes. Evans dodges, boots Daniels and Angelico tags in. Angelico gets around Daniels to bring him up, Evans springboards, DUMDUM STOMP BACK SUPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Daniels survives to keep SCU alive! TH2 whips Daniels but Daniels ducks the clotheslines and Kaz tags in. Daniels shoves ANgelico into Evans, then feeds to Kaz, and SCU double hip toss for the POWERBOMB NECBREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Kaz hurries to bring Angelico back up, but Evans anchors Daniels’ foot! Kaz swings on Angelico but Angelico dodges and the LARIAT hits Daniels!
Angelico tags Evans in as Daniels flops out. TH2 combine, neckbreaker backbreaker combo to a COMPLETE SHOT! Evans says, “BOOM,” STANDING SKY TWISTER! Cover, TWO!! Kaz survives and fans rally for SCU more, but Evans stomps Kaz down. Tag to Angelico, Kaz fires off on TH2 with haymakers and CHOPS! Kaz runs, but into a leg sweep and low kick! Angelico scoop slams then helps Evans with the STANDING 450! Cover, but Daniels is in, only for Evans to intercept, TWO!! Kaz still lives and so does SCU! TH2 mug Daniels in a corner, whips him at Kaz, but Daniels monkey flips Kaz to DOUBLE LARIAT!
Fans are fired up as Kaz tags Daniels back in! SCU drags Evans up, and give him CELEBRITY REHAB! Cover, SCU wins!!
Winners: SoCal Uncensored, by pinfall
The Addiction doesn’t quit! They’re still going strong as ever! But then the Acclaimed attack! And TH2 jumps in! These two teams mug SCU, but here come the Young Bucks! The AEW World Tag Team Champions use the belts to chase off Max Caster, Anthony Bowens, Jack Evans and Angelico! Will the Bucks and the Addiction teach these hungry, young teams about respect?
A pretty good Dark, just over two hours. All the matches were good, of course, but it was good to see Team Taz have a Six Man together as a warm-up for the eventual Six Man with Cody, Darby and definitely Sting. Hobbs, Cage and Starks are definitely a great team in both their look and on their abilities, but because it’s Cody, Darby and Sting, pretty sure the Faces win. I also liked how The Waiting Room was a way of building up Cody VS Sydal, right down to plugging The Go Big Show. Sydal should’ve used a different color to doodle on Cody’s head, though. The red didn’t show up well in the lighting, he should’ve gone with purple or blue.
And of course SCU VS TH2, with SCU’s tag team career on the line, was the main event tonight. But it being the first time and only on AEW Dark of course meant SCU was going to win. But the Acclaimed showing up was quite the surprise. Then the Bucks coming out to run them off instead of Scorpio Sky, it makes me think that first, we’re getting an 8 Man Tag. Then SCU will have a rematch with The Acclaimed to strengthen their story, and I would think SCU continues until they’re on the verge of that big win. SCU losing in a title match to then create a break up just seems like the right course of action.
My Score: 8.2/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (4/14/21)
Iron Mike is laying down the law!
The fight to be AEW’s alpha faction is on the horizon!
Before Blood & Guts, Chris Jericho will battle Dax Harwood in a sampler of Inner Circle VS Pinnacle! But who wins when MIKE TYSON is watching closely?
- AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Young Bucks VS Death Triangle; The Young Bucks win and retain the titles.
- Red Velvet VS Jade Cargill; Cargill wins.
- Anthony Ogogo w/ The Factory VS Cole Karter; Ogogo wins.
- Dax Harwood w/ Cash Wheeler VS Chris Jericho w/ Sammy Guevara, Special Enforce Mike Tyson; Jericho wins.
- Kris Statlander w/ Best Friends VS Amber Nova; Statlander wins.
- Christian Cage VS ???; No Contest.
- AEW TNT Championship Falls County Anywhere: Darby Allin VS Matt Hardy; Allin wins and retains the title.
PLAY BY PLAY
The Young Bucks speak.
“Why did we do what we did last week?” That is to say, they turned on Jon Moxley to save Kenny Omega. “Simple: We chose friendship.” Moxley, thanks for pushing them over the edge. This isn’t just a club of friends throwing up a hand gesture, but a family that loves. And as for Don Callis, he was right about one thing: the Bucks changed. In-ring, they’re still the best damn tag team. But backstage, they felt like frauds. They took the paydays and were no longer hungry. They let others change the narrative and take credit for their work. Matt tells Nick that he’s no longer content. They need to bring back the old Bucks. Or rather, show the world a newer, better version of themselves. What will these new Young Bucks look like in tonight’s AEW Tag Team Championship match?
Mike Tyson speaks.
“Hi, I’m Mike Tyson. And I’m so delighted to be tonight’s enforcer for Jericho’s-” But MJF interrupts “Mikey, Michael, the Mikenator” to ask what’s going on. Tyson asks what he’s doing here, and MJF says sure, he might’ve been barely born when Tyson was on top, but MJF’s dad said Tyson was a big deal so kudos to him. But the Pinnacle are a little peeved with Tyson over last week. Well Tyson’s mad, too! Of course! He has every right to be! And if anyone understands better than MJF, they don’t exist. MJF gets the idea of keeping friends close and enemies closer. Jericho is Tyson’s enemy, and if there was any time to strike, it’s right now! No, Tyson’s enemy is right in front of him.
MJF wants Tyson to slow down a second. All MJF is saying, he doesn’t need to cheat in this scenario. All MJF wants is Tyson to be on the right side of history. The last thing MJF wants for Tyson is to have regrets after tonight. Looking at Tyson’s face, there’s already one. But this right here is a blank check! Just think about it. Tyson takes that check, rips it up, and chews it to spit it in MJF’s face! MJF says he’ll remember that! Will Tyson make sure The Pinnacle gets what’s coming to them?
AEW World Tag Team Championships: The Young Bucks VS Death Triangle!
Matt & Nick promised to show us all a new side to them while still being THE best tag team in the world today! But will The Bastard & The Firebird ruin all of that right here to open Dynamite?
One thing that’s new is that they have Don Callis with them! The ring gear is of course new, as are the streamers flying through the air as opposed to Young Buck Bucks. The introductions are made as Callis joins commentary, the belts are raised and we begin to see if the new Bucks can prevent new champions from being crowned!
PAC and Matt start and circle as fans rally. They tie up, Pac powers Matt to a corner, but lets off as the ref counts. Pac pats Matt on the shoulder and Matt smirks as they reset. Matt and Pac tie up, Pac waistlocks, Matt switches but so does Pac. Matt drop toeholds, floats to facelock but Pac slips out to facelock back. Matt slips out to facelock but Pac wrenches out. Matt flips, kips up and wrenches to a wristlock. Pac uses ropes to flip through, wrench and headlock to the takeover! Matt headscissors, Pac kips free and he hits another headlock takeover, only for Matt to headscissor again. Again, Pac kips free but now Matt reverses the roles with his own headlock takeover.
Pac headscissors, Mat kips free and waves in Pac’s face. They go forehead to forehead, and Matt backs off, but to the wrong corner. Old habits die hard since he’s used to being on that side of the ring. Fenix laughs at Matt but Matt gets past Pac to tag out to Nick. Pac tags in Fenix and fans fire up as we see these two go again! Fenix and Nick approach, Fenix gets around to waistlock and ripcord but Nick waistlocks. Nick avoids elbows but not the trip up. Things speed up, Fenix handsprings over but Nick BOOTS him down! Nick goes to the apron, baits Fenix in, Nick backflips while Fenix tiger feints! Nick slides in as Fenix moonsaults out!
Matt gets moving, too, Fenix gets in but Nick sends Fenix to the ropes. Fenix tiger feints again but Nick avoids the heel kick! Fenix whips Nick, Nick slips around to arm-drag! Nick avoids the dropkick, Fenix avoids one now, and both men see the other ready to dropkick again, so they both stop right there. But then Nick CLOBBERS Fenix with a clothesline! The top teams in the rankings are in the crowd watching, from Jurassic Express and Best Friends to SoCal Uncensored and the Hardy Family Office’s Butcher & Blade. Nick drags Fenix over, tags Matt in, and the Bucks bring Fenix up to double whip. Nick back drops but Fenix uses that to RANA Matt!
Things speed up, Fenix springboards to FLYING HEADBUTT Nick! Pac gets in as the Bucks bail out, and he FLIES to take Matt out with a Fosbury Flop! Fenix DIVES to take Nick out into barriers! Fans fire up for Death Triangle as Fenix puts Matt back in. Fenix CHOPS Matt, pushes him down and ROCKS him with a forearm to the back of the head! Fenix scoops and SLAMS, then tags in Pac. Fenix stands on Matt, then Pac stands on Matt. Pac pushes Matt around, blocks Matt’s kick, and tags Fenix in. Fenix jumps over Matt, Pac spins him for Fenix to hold the foot, and Pac BOOTS Fenix in the back! Fenix spins Matt, Pac holds him, and Fenix SUPERKICKS Matt in the back!
Death Triangle double mule kick the legs, then they double BUZZSAW and double BASEMENT DROPKICK! Matt flops down and the fans fire up for Death Triangle! Cover, TWO! Fenix has Matt on ropes, clubs him then brings him up to knuckle lock. Fenix goes up, Matt trips him up! Fenix falls to the mat and Matt DECKS Pac! Tag to Nick, he runs and PENALTY KICKS Pac from the apron! Nick shoulders into Fenix and SLINGSHOT FACEBUSTERS! Nick grins and hopes the camera caught that. Fans rally as Nick scrapes Fenix’s face with his soles! Nick shoes off the Nike Diors but fans chant, “Those are Fake! Those are Fake!”
Nick drags Fenix over, bumps him off buckles, then tags Matt. The Bucks drag Fenix up to double whip, double hip toss, then cartwheel and double basement dropkick! Matt covers rather arrogantly, TWO! Fans rally for Fenix as Matt stalks after Fenix. Matt CLAWS Fenix’s back, then tags in Nick. The Bucks double whip, double hip toss but Fenix uses ropes to rebound and DOUBLE ARM-DRAG! Fenix avoids one superkick, bobs ‘n’ weaves with Nick and tags Pac in! Pac springboards to missile dropkick Nick down! Pac gets around Matt to back kick, front kick and back kick, then SWEEP the legs! Pac SNAP BRAINBUSTERS! Cover, TWO!! Matt lives and fans can’t believe it!
Pac drags Matt up, bumps him off buckles, then brings him around to bump off other buckles! Matt flops and flounders, Pac stalks up behind him. Pac taunts Nick as he brings Matt up and Matt throws body shots, but Pac eggs him on. Pac KICKS Matt, and KICKS, and KICKS! Pac runs but Nick trips him! Pac ROCKS Nick but Matt WRECKS Pac! The Bucks stomp away on Pac, Fenix runs over but he gets mugged! Nick CLAWS Fenix’s back, Matt drags Pac up and Nick has Fenix. The Bucks put two out, and DOUBLE APRON BOMB!! Fans chant “Young Bucks Suck!” and the ref reprimands but the damage is done!
Matt puts Pac on the apron, tags in Nick, and Nick stomps Pac down. Fans still rally for Death Triangle but Nick drags Pac up to wrench and whip him hard in the corner. Nick runs in to SHINING WIZARD in the corner! Tag to Matt, he drags Pac up and pushes him into buckles. Matt goes corner to corner while Nick holds Pack in, Matt handsprings and CLAWS Pac’s back! Pac staggers but he brawls with Matt as AEW goes picture in picture!
Matt CLUBS Pac down, kicks him around, then drops knees on his head! Matt wraps on a chinlock and grinds Pac down. Pac endures, fights, but Matt leans all his weight on the hold. The ref checks but Pac gets his second wind and fights his way up. Pac breaks free to ROCK Matt with forearm after forearm! Pac sees Fenix return but Matt throws him by his hair! Tag to Nick, and Nick brings Pac around to bump off the buckle! Nick digs his boot in, lets off as the ref counts, and Matt mockingly pats Pac on the head. Nick snapmares Pac, tags to Matt, face scrape and slingshots senton! Matt drags Pac up but Pac fires forearms again!
Pac back kicks, Matt trips him and tags in Nick! Catapult into the GAMANGIRI! Nick springboards to STOMP Pac into Matt’s knees! AEW returns to single picture as the Bucks taunt Fenix and the ref has to keep him back. The Bucks fake a tag so that Matt can stand on Pac’s head! The ref reprimands the standing on head but doesn’t realize the tag was faked. Nick tags back in for real, the Bucks whip Pac but Pac avoids the double superkicks! Pac throws Nick out, then throws Matt out to follow! Pac crawls for his corner but Nick is there to trip Fenix off the apron! Pac doesn’t tag out, and Matt gets in to rally fans up, but they boo.
Matt mockingly reaches for a tag, tags off Pac, and fires himself up! Matt rallies on Pac with big lariats, and mockingly does his old mannerisms. Matt brings Pac in to scoop and SLAM! Matt drops to his knees as if he’s emotional, and fans boo. But Pac gets up to CLOBBER Matt! Fans fire up now as both men are down and a standing count begins. Matt and Pac crawl for their corners, hot tags to Nick and Fenix! Fenix springboards to CROSSBODY! Fenix runs corner to corner but Nick dodges. Nick runs in but Fenix makes him straddle the rope! Matt runs in, Fenix intercepts with a kick and knuckle lock!
Fenix CHOPS Matt, goes up and up and SUPERKICKS Nick before he rebounds to SUPER STEINER Nick! SUPERKICK for Matt, Fenix handsprings to DOUBLE CUTTER!! Cover, TWO!! Nick survives and no one can believe it! Pac returns, Fenix tags him in, and Death Triangle gets Nick set up, wheelbarrow to DUMDUM STOMPS! Then SUPERKICK to BLUE THUNDER BOMB!! Cover, TWO!?!? The Bucks are still in this but fans are fired up! Pac drags Nick up but Nick jawbreakers! Tag to Matt and he runs in, but into a REBOUND GERMAN! Pac gets Matt back up with a dead lift, but Matt flails to get ropes! Fenix walks the tightrope to PENALTY KICK Matt!
Fenix FLIES to take Nick out, Pac GERMANS! Bridging cover, TWO!! Pac is beside himself but the fans are thunderous! Pac has Matt in a drop zone, he goes to a corner and climbs. Nick returns but Pac leaps over and comes back to BOOT! Matt SUPERKICKS Pac! Fenix SUPERKICKS Matt! Nick runs at Fenix, Fenix blocks the monkey flip, but Nick rebounds off ropes for a DESTROYER!! All four men are down but fans are thunderous again! “This is Awesome!” as Matt drags himself back into the ring. Fenix gets himself out of the ring while Matt and Pac stand. Pac and Matt throw forearms and haymakers back and forth, faster and faster!
Pac ROCKS Matt, runs in but Matt dumps him to the apron. Matt runs but Pac dumps Matt out! They brawl on the apron now! Pac HEADBUTTS Matt, but both Nick and Fenix trip their opponents off the apron! Fenix and Nick stare each other down, STEREO POISON-RANAS!! Nick takes Pac down, Fenix takes Matt down, but now they stare each other down. Fenix runs in, Nick tosses him over the railing, but Fenix lands on his feet! Fenix tries a springboard, but Nick SUPERKICKS him off the railing! Fenix still comes back, somersault CUTTER!! All four men are down on the outside now as fans are thunderous for “A E DUB! A E DUB!”
Fans hope these four “Fight Forever!” but there is a time limit. And now there’s a ring count. Fenix gets Matt up and into the ring at 5 of 10, then Pac follows. Pac and Matt stand, Pac RAMS Matt into the corner! Pac hoists Matt up top, tags Fenix, and Pac goes up to get Matt in a SUPERPLEX! Fenix goes right up for a FROG SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!?! Fenix doesn’t stop, he puts Matt back in the drop zone and Pac tags back in. BLACK ARROW! Pac covers, but Nick returns to barrel through Fenix and BREAK it! Fenix storms right at Nick and throws him, but Nick spins around to CLOBBER Fenix! Nick drags Matt to their corner, tags in, and Nick runs at Pac, but gets a BOOT!
Pac and Nick stagger, Nick runs in but Pac dodges, but Nick holds ropes to deny the German Suplex! LOW BLOW where the ref couldn’t see!! Fenix tags in, springboards, into a SUPERKICK!! Nick DEMASKS Fenix!! Insult, meet injury! DOUBLE SUPERKICKS!!! Cover, the Bucks win!!
Winners: The Young Bucks, by pinfall (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)
New Bucks? Old Bucks? Better bucks? Worse Bucks? All that and more! Don Callis is proud of these two, since they sold their souls to him! Will Matt & Nick continue to be the champions by any means necessary?
Backstage interview with Hangman Page and The Dark Order.
The number one ranked male singles wrestler and his new friends are here, and Alex Marvez wants to ask him about everything going on with Kenny Omega, the Good Brothers and the Young Bucks. Hangman chugs his drink then says he’s glad Marvez is here. Quick update on John Silver’s shoulder- Ow! Wait, isn’t it the other shoulder that was hurt? Yeah but Hangman’s slap to the arm hurt this one… Well give it another four to six weeks after some vitamins, prayers and egg rolls. Speaking of, Hangman’s gonna go get some egg rolls. Are the Dark Order in? YEAH! Alright! That didn’t answer…
Rehab time, Johnny! Silver lifts the bad arm all the way to 90 degrees! AWESOME! Will the Meat Man be back so that he and Alex Reynolds can chase those AEW Tag Team Championships?
Backstage interview with Mike Tyson & The Inner Circle.
The last time Tyson was in AEW, he and Jericho were enemies. That doesn’t seem to be the case anymore, but why? Jericho says it’s because over a month ago, when the Inner Circle received the most vicious beating of their careers from The Pineapp- No, the Pinnacle, they decided to change their ways, have a new attitude, and right some of the wrongs they’ve committed. Jericho called some of the people he felt he owed an apology to. The first was to Tyson, the greatest boxing champion ever. But after being at each other’s throats for over 10 years from a 2010 knockout on a Monday night, Jericho realized he has a lot of respect for Tyson, because Tyson has remained relevant and stand on top for 30 years, just like Jericho.
Jericho told Tyson how he felt, and Tyson said if Jericho ever needed anything, he’d be there. And that’s when Jericho asked Tyson to have their backs against “My Jerkoff Friend and his band of sour men.” Tyson had their backs, and will be the special enforcer for Jericho VS Dax, a man who just a few weeks ago, the Inner Circle put 10 stitches in his head. But though Tyson is the special enforcer, Jericho wants him to call this down the middle. Tyson says he’s firm but fair. So may the best man win. Tyson is happy to be a friend, but he won’t take a side. If Jericho messes up, Tyson will knock him out again. Tyson doesn’t want that, and Jericho doesn’t either because he still remembers that punch. But there it is! Tyson is fair, firm and enforcing the match tonight!
Red Velvet VS Jade Cargill!
Though Velvet and Cody Rhodes lost to the giants at the Crossroads, she and Jade are going to stir it up 1v1 to finally settle things! Will Velvet be serving up L’s? Or will Jade prove she is not just a storm, but #ThatBitch in AEW?
The second Jade jumps into the ring, Velvet attacks! The bell rings, they brawl and Velvet uses her boxing background to fire off! The ref backs Velvet off and Jade BOOTS Velvet right down! Jade clutches her arm but still stalks some trash. Velvet comes back to dropkick Jade into a corner! Jade kicks low and hard, then brings Velvet up to scoop. Velvet slips out to HOOK KICK! Jade staggers around, Velvet waits, and then baits Jade in to dump Jade out! Fans fire up as Velvet builds speed and DIVES! Direct hit and Jade hits railing! Fans are thunderous with Velvet as she stalks Jade. Velvet CLUBS Jade, whips her but Jade reverses to send Velvet into railing!
Jade scoops Velvet to taunt her friends, and then FALL AWAY SLAMS Velvet into the crowd of wrestlers! KiLynn King, Tesha Price and others are the collateral from that one! Jade goes into the ring, the others help Velvet up but she drags herself to ringside. Velvet is in at 5 of 10, and Jade smirks as she counts her abs. Jade ROCKS Velvet, hauls her up the ropes, and suplexes Velvet to hold her up for a SLAM! Jade kips up and she soaks up the heat as AEW goes picture in picture.
Jade stomps Velvet in a corner, stomps harder, and digs her boot in deep! Jade lets off as the ref counts, but Velvet fires off hands! Jade chokes Velvet into a buckle! The ref counts, Jade lets off and stomps Velvet again. Jade whips Velvet corner to corner so hard, Velvet goes through the gap and ends up on the apron! Jade drags Velvet back in, to ROPE GUILLOTINE! Jade drags Velvet over, turns her over and soaks up the heat as she drags Velvet back up. Jade talks trash but Velvet pie faces her! Jade pie faces back, then waistlocks to GERMAN SUPLEX! Velvet lands on her feet! Velvet swings on Jade but into a BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Velvet survives, Jade grows annoyed, and AEW goes to break.
AEW returns, Velvet SCREW HIGH KICKS Jade hard! Jade is in a corner, she dodges but then Velvet dodges and Jade POSTS herself! Fans rally with “Stir It Up!” as Jade and Velvet rise. Velvet LARIATS but Jade stays up! Velvet LARIATS again, Jade wobbles! Velvet dodges Jade to LEAPING LARIAT and bring Jade down! Fans are thunderous as Velvet runs and wheelbarrows, to BULLDOG! Velvet says, “I’M That Bitch!” Velvet stirs it up, has a taste, and STANDING MOONSAULTS! Cover, TWO!! Velvet drags Jade to a drop zone, goes up top and MOONSAULTS but FLOPS as Jade moves! Jade drags Velvet into the chicken wings, JADED SLAM!! Cover, Jade wins!
Winner: Jade Cargill, by pinfall
Velvet miscalculates, and Jade gets another win off her! Will Jade drag Velvet out of the top five to head for the title in her own right?
Backstage interview with Britt Baker and Rebel.
The Doctor has been pulling double duty on Dark and Elevation, and she has “breaking news” regarding the AEW Rankings! Britt “respects” the system, and is now #3 at her 7-1 record for 2021. Anyone below her, irrelevant. But Red Velvet just lost by Jade Cargill, so she’s 5-1. Britt has two more wins than Velvet, so logic says she is now #2. And she promises she’ll work her way up the ranking so that she will be on Elevation this Monday. Then the people will get what we deserve: The Role Model as AEW Women’s’ World Champion, and not Hikaru Shida. Signed yours truly, Britt Baker, DMD.
Anthony Ogogo w/ The Factory VS Cole Karter!
The 2021 Olympic Middleweight Boxing Bronze Medalist for Team Great Britain is now here, QT Marshall, Nick Comoroto and Aaron Solow in his corner! Will #TheGovenah lay down the law for The Thoroughbred?
Ogogo gets in Karter’s face, then the bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, are in a deadlock for a moment, and Ogogo puts Karter in a corner. Ogogo lets off, shoves Karter, but Karter comes back to get a waistlock. Ogogo pries free to switch, but Karter pries free to arm-drag! Ogogo BODY SHOTS hard! That’s a TECHNICAL KNOCKOUT!
Winner: Anthony Ogogo, by referee decision
The crown jewel of QT’s Factory hits hard and fast, and makes his money even faster! Will Ogogo go for gold, while also going for the jugular?
“Here I am. They told me to show up again today.” But Kip Sabian and Penelope Ford have been avoiding him. He wants to smooth things over, but Kip knows Miro hates wasting time. So Miro is moving on, with or without him, to become champion! IF you work for this company and have gold, you better pull a Kip and disappear before The Best Man finds you, too!
Dax Harwood w/ Cash Wheeler VS Chris Jericho w/ Sammy Guevara, Special Enforce Mike Tyson!
The Pinnacle attacked the Inner Circle, the Inner Circle hit back, and we’re heading for BLOOD & GUTS! But before that, FTR wants to make sure Y2J understands who is who, and why he should #FearTheRevelation! But will Jericho make sure Dax is never, ever, EEEEEEVER the same… agayn?
Tully makes his entrance with FTR but he has to remember that other than Cash and the Spanish God, no other members of either faction is allowed ringside for this! The ref tells Tully to scram! Tully reluctantly steps out of the ring and up the ramp as the bell rings. Jericho and Dax stare down, circle and fire off fists! Jericho backs Dax down, rocks him and whips him, then CLOBBERS him! Dax flounders up and Jericho DECKS him! Dax bails out, regroups with Cash, and Jericho gets a CHAIR! Jericho brings that chair around but Tyson intercepts. This is not a disqualification match! Dax CLOBBERS Jericho! And bumps Jericho off the apron!
Dax CHOPS Jericho, then grabs Floyd the Baseball Bat, but Tyson takes the bat from him, too! Jericho ROCKS Dax, and whips him into railing! Jericho takes railing apart, drags Dax over and bumps him into a piece! Dax tears his way through the crowd, Jericho is after him and it’s a hockey scrum! Jericho chases Dax back to ringside, Sammy keeps Cash back, and the hands keep flying! Dax kicks Jericho, bumps him off buckles, then throws haymakers and stomps and CHOPS! Dax whips Jericho to ropes and CLOBBERS him with an elbow! Dax chokes Jericho on the ropes! The ref counts, Dax lets off, and Jericho CHOPS back! And CHOPS again! And again!
Jericho has Dax in a corner for point-blank clotheslines! Jericho whips, Dax bounces off buckles and Jericho CLOBBERS him again! Dax bails out, has the medics check his stitches, and Jericho storms over. Dax grabs Justin Roberts’ mic to BOP Jericho! Dax whips Jericho into the stage wall! Jericho grabs the timekeeper’s pen to JAB the stitches!! Jericho scoop SLAMS Dax to the floor, then confiscates a camera! Jericho gets good footage of Dax, and they both flip each other off! Jericho BOOTS Dax, gives the camera back and ROCKS Dax! Jericho puts Dax in the ring, stomps him around, then digs his knee into Dax’s head!
The ref counts, Jericho lets off, and whips. Dax turns Jericho around to POST him! Jericho falls to the floor, Dax gets him up and whips him into railing! Tyson is there to make sure Dax does this fair, and AEW goes picture in picture.
Dax stalks Jericho, but has to refresh the count first. Dax waits on Jericho, and he WRECKS him with a baseball slide dropkick! Dax smirks, goes out to fetch Jericho but Tyson gets in his face. Jericho kicks Dax low and put him back in! Dax CLUBS Jericho and knees him down on the return! The ref counts, Dax lets off, and Dax paces around. Dax sits Jericho up, claws his face, but stops as the ref reprimands. Dax CLUBS Jericho at ropes, chokes him, and claws his face! The ref counts, Dax lets off, and then snapmares Jericho to KICK him! Dax gets Jericho up, hoists him to the top rope, and climbs up to go after him. Jericho throws body shots then headbutts Dax down!
Jericho adjusts, Dax stands, Jericho CROSSBODIES! Cover, TWO!! Dax is right up to CLOBBER Jericho! Dax paces around Jericho, drags him up by his hair, and AEW returns to single picture as he whips. Jericho blocks, Dax CHOPS, so Jericho CHOPS! It’s a CHOP fight! Jericho gets the edge, whips but Dax reverses, only for Jericho to run him over! Jericho runs to run Dax over with a shoulder! Fans fire up as Jericho runs but Dax puts him on the apron. Jericho goes up top fast, for FLYING AX HANDLES! Fans are fired up as Jericho runs to BULLDOG Dax down! And LIONSAULT! Cover, TWO!! Cash is creeping so Tyson and the ref tell him to back off!
Jericho gets up, KICKS Dax in the side, then KICKS him again! Jericho runs but Dax ROCKS him! Jericho and Dax throw forearms back and forth, Dax gets the edge now, and he ROCKS Jericho! Dax runs but Jericho LARIATS! Cover, TWO!! Dax survives but fans fire up again. Fans rally up, Dax gets to a corner, Jericho storms in to clothesline! Jericho hoists Dax up top, CHOPS him, then climbs up. Jericho throws hands, Dax slips down to get Jericho for a rebound POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives and Dax is furious! Dax gets in Jericho’s face, SLAPS him while he’s down, then goes to a corner. Dax climbs, and FALLING HEADBUTTS but flops!
Jericho gets the legs! WALLS OF JERICHO!! Dax endures, Cash is there and he CLUBS Jericho while the ref was distracted! Roll up, TWO! Tyson storms over to Cash but Sammy runs and CLOBBERS him! Dax whips, Jericho KICKS Dax away! Jericho runs but Dax ducks the elbow! BRAINBUSTER!! Cover, TWO!?!? Jericho still lives and Dax can’t believe it! Dax grits his teeth in frustration as he drags Jericho back up. Jericho pushes free to CODE BREAKER! But now The Pinnacle storms out to violate the ringside ban! The Inner Circle attacks them first!! MJF is still arguing with the ref but Ortiz gets him! It’s chaos on the ramp and the stage!
But Cash RAMS Sammy into the railing! Cash has Floyd, but Tyson has Cash! Cash swings but gets DECKED!! Cash just got knocked the F out! But Dax gets Jericho, only for Sammy to distract him! Jericho back drops free, JUDAS EFFECT!! Cover, Jericho wins!!
Winner: Chris Jericho, by pinfall
The first shot has been fired, and the Demo God stands tall with his faction! Tyson joins Jericho in the ring to dare Pinnacle to do something! Jericho gets a mic to say, “As you pieces of trash leave, I want to make this official!” Iron Mike is an honorary member of the Inner Circle! Tyson is honored, will he stick by Jericho’s side through even Blood & Guts?
Backstage interview with The Young Bucks, and the rest of the Biz Cliz!
Matt & Nick, Kenny, Callis and the Good Brothers were just about to leave but Alex Marvez wants to talk with them. Clearly, these guys have changed the wrestling world again. Does AEW want a scoop? Well here’s the scoop! Get out of the way, Marvez! Callis has the mic to say, “If the wrestling world has learned one thing about all of us, it’s this: Just when you think you’ve seen it all, you haven’t seen anything.” When the Bucks came back into the fold as the greatest tag team of the last 2000 YEARS, they came back to the family. This isn’t the end of the story, this is just the beginning!
Omega says they’re listening to “the interwebs, the radios, the podcasts, the people on the telly,” they all want to know why he and the Bucks have changed. They haven’t changed! They just got sick and tired of being what we want them to be. They’re sick of you non-sport numb-nuts wanting them to be just like you! They’re not like you! They’re them! That’s where you find success! And that’s why wherever they go, the gold follows. Matt says that this is fine, this is great, but this isn’t all fun and games. Didn’t you see the match they had? Matches of the year just pour out of Matt’s ear! The Bucks are BACK, and the AEW Tag Division has been put on notice!
So whether it’s SCU, Jurassic Express, Best Friends, Butcher & Blade or whatever they go by, you’ve all got BTE Triggers with your damn names on them! Callis says this is what it is! You wanted the old Omega? You got him! You wanted the old Bucks? BAH GAWD, you got them, too! So if you learn one thing, learn this: prepare to be surprised again! The Bucks fake out the cameraman with superkicks, but then CALLIS Superkicks!! NERD! Will all of AEW soon belong to the Biz Cliz?
Thunder Rosa speaks.
“As you have seen, I’m not only taking over the AEW Women’s Division, I’m taking over the world.” She doesn’t just want the AEW Women’s World Championship, she wants the NWA Women’s World Championship! Rosa is back on top, and whoever wins between Hikaru Shida and Tay Conti, she’ll go after you and that title. And Serena Deeb, she’s been missed. She has something that belongs to Rosa, too. Rosa is waiting for everyone because she is going to take over everything!
Kris Statlander w/ Best Friends VS Amber Nova!
The Galaxy’s Greatest Alien is officially back in action, even after helping Orange Cassidy, Chuck Taylor & #JustTrent in Arcade Anarchy. Will she continue to be out of this world as she takes on Ms. Super Nova?
The bell rings and Kris wants to boop. She boops the ref! Kris and Nova tie up, go around, and Kris puts Nova in a corner. Nova goes up the ropes but Kris lets her go and Nova falls! Nova gets up in a huff, runs but Kris dodges to arm-drag her around! Kris then boops Nova! Fans fire up for the booping as Kriss blocks the heel kick! Kris spins Nova to ROCK her! Kris whips, scoops and POWERSLAMS! Fans fire up as Kris brings Nova back up. Nova hits back, kicks low, and pie faces her. “You’re not an alien!” Kris choke grips then military presses Nova to DROP her! Kris drags Nova into the handstand LEG DROP, and FLIPPING SENTON!
Kris gives a thumbs up and Cassidy returns it. Nova gets up, Kris runs corner to corner at her, and uppercuts! Kris goes side to side to KNEE Nova down! Nova flounders back up, Kris ROUNDHOUSES her back down! Kris gets Nova up, gut wrenches, tucks her in, and hits the BIG BANG THEORY!! Cover, Kris wins!
Winner: Kris Statlander, by pinfall
The Galaxy’s Greatest Alien is 100% and is definitely back! Group hug! But will Kris skyrocket into the top five to be back where she left off?
Backstage interview with Team Taz.
They made an offer to Christian Cage last week to join them, but have they heard back? It’s been just a week, but no they haven’t. Ricky Starks brings up that they waited months on Powerhouse Will Hobbs, no offense to him. But why waiting a week on Christian!? They shouldn’t even wait an hour! It doesn’t matter who he is! Taz tells Starks to calm down, it is annoying. But it is best for Team Taz, if they are to lock Christian in, to have Starks hang backstage since he’s getting a little heated. Brian Cage agrees, because Starks has been a little indifferent.
Taz doesn’t want to do this on camera, but maybe Brian should hang back, too. Let Taz, Hook and Hobbs handle this. Tonight, they will convince Christian to join up! But will that really be the case?
AEW returns and Tony Schiavone is in the ring!
There’s a lot to talk about, and he welcomes the one and only Captain Charisma! Christian Cage is back, and he asked for this time to say this is the first time these two have had a chance to do this! What a thrill! Tony Khan gave him an open challenge contract and he’s here to use it. He wants to #OutworkEveryone, so- But then Taz interrupts! It’s been a full week, and Taz doesn’t like that he didn’t get so much as a return text message after the amazing opportunity he offered! Christian didn’t even ACKNOWLEDGE Taz’s request. Is he in or out!? Christian says he was going to do this later on in private like a professional but he’s out here so let’s do this now.
Christian says Taz just admitted himself earlier, Team Taz is a bit of a dumpster fire right now. The thing is, Christian didn’t come here to help Taz fix his problems, but to win championships! Christian will give his answer, and it’s good that Taz is standing on those steps so they can be face-to-face. Christian’s answer… is NO! Oh, well here’s the deal, SHITBAG! As far as Taz’s height, standing on his wallet would make him 10 feet taller! Oh that bingo hall money? YEAH that bingo hall money! And AEW money, too! But Christian just made the biggest mistake ever! Taz never liked Christian or his stupid friend who carried his ass, and then he has the audacity to wear Taz’s colors out here!
Hobbs has Taz calm down, and then he goes to the ring. Is Hobbs answering the open challenge?! Hobbs swings on Christian but Christian dodges to fire off haymakers! Hobbs KNEES low, talks trash, then gets Christian up to scoop, but Christian slips out to hook the arms! Speaking off hook, Hook distracts Christian on the apron! Christian swipes at him, Hook gets away, and Christian turns around into Hobb’s BODY TACKLE! Hobbs looms over Christian, Hook regroups with his dad, and fans chant, “Team Taz Sucks!” as Hobbs throws Christian into railing! Hobbs hauls Christian up to RAM him into railing again! Christian flounders, Hobbs smirks as he looms over him, then talks more trash.
Hobbs hauls Christian back up to POP-UP FLAPJACK Christian to the floor! Christian crawls away but Taz and Hook are at the ramp. Hobbs snarls as he stalks Christian to the steel steps. Hobbs hauls Cage up to SMACK him off the steel! And then stand on his head against the steps! Hobbs lets off, and leaves Christian down on the ground in a heap! No open challenge match tonight, but will Christian demand he get payback on the Powerhouse?
AEW has big plans for next week!
With Thunder Rosa and Britt Baker both clamoring for their chance, the #1 Contender gets hers! Tay Conti takes on her friendly rival and recent tag partner, Hikaru Shida, for the AEW Women’s World Championship! Tay speaks, saying that consistent hard work leads to success, and that now is her time. Shida says she wants to wrestle in sold out arenas as champion. Now it’s time to fight! Who comes out of this with the gold around their waists?
And after what we just saw, Hobbs and Christian WILL have a match next week! Will Christian be able to outwork a pure, unadulterated powerhouse? And while Hangman is THE #1 contender in the Men’s Singles Division, Ricky Starks is nipping at his heels! Will Absolute push the Cowboy out of the way on the path to the Best Bout Machine? Then, as Best Friends being their revenge tour on Death Triangle, #JustTrent takes on Penta El Zero Miedo 1v1! Will this be the first in the series for Best Friends to get back at their old foes?
AEW TNT Championship Falls County Anywhere: Darby Allin VS Matt Hardy!
The Face of the Network may be Relentless, but if Big Money Matt is to be trusted, there won’t be interference from the Hardy Family Office. Will Darby really only have to worry about Hardy and not Butcher, Blade, Bunny and/or Private Party? Or is the truth rarely the truth with Hardy these days?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if Big Money cashes in big time in the main event!
Hardy gets a chair right at the bell, and Darby is wary. Darby dodges the chair shot, fires off haymakers, then runs, but springboards into a SMACK! Darby writhes, Hardy gets the chair up to JAM him in the stomach! Hardy looms over Darby, lines up his shot and SMACKS him again! Darby writhes out of the ring, flounders around, and we see Ethan Page & Scorpio Sky watching from Darby’s usual perch. All Ego & The Face of the Revolution still feel snubbed so they want to see Darby get destroyed for it. Hardy runs but Darby avoids another chair shot to fire off forearms! Hardy JAMS Darby again, SMACKS him another time, and then puts the chair aside put dig hands into Darby’s face!
Hardy DECKS Darby, drags him up and brings him around to smear into the apron! Hardy dribbles Darby’s face off the apron, puts him in and then gets the chair again. Fans rally for Darby as Hardy paces. Hardy takes a seat to watch Darby crawl as fans chant, “Hardy Sucks!” Darby sits up but Hardy ROCKS him! And DECKS him! Hardy gets the chair again, paces around like a shark with blood in the water, and that’s literal because Darby’s back is cut up. Hardy JAMS Darby with the chair into the waist! Hardy gets Darby up but Darby ROCKS Hardy with big palm strikes! Darby fires off forearms, but Hardy kicks low! NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!
Hardy seethes as he gets the chair again. Hardy sits the chair up again, brings Darby over and BOUNCES Darby’s head off the seat! Fans boo, Hardy drags Darby back up but Darby is a rag doll! Hardy gets the chair, stalks Darby as the ref checks on him, and Hardy SMACKS Darby again! Fans boo but Hardy soaks up the heat while Darby writhes on the mat. Hardy drags Darby back over to the chair, puts Darby through the chair, and then brings Darby up! FULL METAL- NO! Darby fights free and uses the chair to RAM Hardy! And SMACK him with it! Darby fires off more SMACKS and fans want “One More Time!” Darby obliges and SMACKS again!
But here come Butcher, Blade & Bunny! That promise was just lip service! Butcher CHUCKS a trash can at Darby’s head!! Direct hit and Darby goes down! Private Party also join in, and Hardy has the HFO mug Darby! Quen & Kassidy stomp Darby, Butcher & Blade bring steel steps over! The steps are set up near a corner of the ringside area, but the Dark Order make the save! They go after the HFO, and IT’S STIIIIING! The Icon has his bat, he TOSSES Kassidy, JAMS Quen, and then brings Kassidy up to TOSS him at Quen! Sting gets in, gets the trash can and SMACKS Kassidy! Then Sting runs to DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE Private Party out of the ring!
Hardy and Darby ended up by the timekeeper’s area and fans chant “This is Awesome!” as AEW goes picture in picture!
Darby throws hands on Hardy against the stage wall! Sting keeps on Private Party while all of Dark Order brawls with Butcher & Blade! Darby drags Hardy up, brings him around and bumps him off the apron. Darby gets the trash can, brings it out and SMACKS Hardy! And SMACKS him again! Hardy flounders, Darby brings him over, and goes to suplex. Hardy counters to GOURD BUSTER Darby onto the trash can! Uno & Stu RAM Butcher into stage wall, Sting SMACKS Kassidy off steel steps. Hardy covers, TWO! Darby is still in this, but Hardy chokes him on the timekeeper’s table! Hardy rains down rights while his HFO get mugged over and over.
Hardy backs off, Sting SMACKS Quen off steps. Darby gets up, Hardy ROCKS him again, and Hardy gets the trash can. Darby fights back with haymakers! Darby uses the crushed can to RAM Hardy down! Darby fires up while his allies keep HFO at bay. Darby brings Hardy around, CHOPS him against the stage wall, and Sting throws Private Party into each other. Hardy ROCKS Darby and whips him into the stage wall! Hardy staggers around, brings Darby back up, but Darby RAMS him into the stage! AEW returns to single picture as Darby whips but Hardy reverses. Darby leaps over steel steps but COLLIDES with railing! Fans lose their minds as Hardy pursues.
Sting and Private Party are in the ring again while Hardy covers Darby, TWO! Ethan Page & Scorpio Sky have appeared ringside! They creep up on Sting, but LANCE ARCHER is there! The Murderhawk Monster makes sure they stay back, and Sting gets Private Party in double dragon sleepers, but then he sees Archer getting in the ring?! Is Archer just staking a claim to the prey?! But then Archer drags Kassidy up to the top rope, inverted crucifix for the BLACKOUT BOMB!! Hardy bowls Darby through the crowd of wrestlers while Archer goes out to get Quen and Kassidy! Hardy chases Darby up the ramp, has a chair, but sees what happened to his HFO!
Darby gets the chair from him to JAM him! And tackle him for a rain of fists! Sting tosses Darby the bat! Almost a passing of the torch as Darby aims at Hardy. Hardy begs for mercy but he won’t get any, so Hardy LOW BLOWS first!! Darby drops the bat as Hardy gets two balls! Hardy puts Darby through another chair! FULL METAL TWIST OF FATE!!! Hardy crawls to cover Darby on the stage, TWO!?!?! Darby still lives and that shocks Hardy! Fans are thunderous, Hardy drags Darby up and throws him down the tunnel! They go to gorilla now as Hardy elbows away on Darby. Hardy BOWLS Darby into the monitors!
Hardy gets a ladder! Hardy sets it up near a table and he drags Darby over. Hardy puts Darby on the table, rains down rights and lefts, then climbs the ladder. Hardy powers up, and SUPER LEG DROPS through the table!! Cover in the wreckage, TWO!??!?! How did Darby survive!?! Hardy is furious and fans are thunderous as ever! Hardy drags Darby from the wreckage, back out the other tunnel to the stage. Hardy throws Darby and fans chant, “Hardy Sucks!” Darby crawls, Hardy points to where Sting’s bat ended up, and then drags Darby up. Hardy CLUBS away on Darby’s back, hauls him up, and Canadian racks, but Darby slips free to LOW BLOW! With interest!
Darby flounders but gets Sting’s bat back! Darby brings the bat to where Hardy is on the stage, and Hardy is by commentary. Darby rushes in to SLUG Hardy in the stomach, then the back, then JAM him in the head! Then he CRACKS Hardy in the ribs while he’s down! Darby SMACKS all the monitors off the commentary table! Fans fire up with his rage as Darby chokes Hardy! Darby drags Hardy onto the announce desk and then JAMS Hardy in the head! Darby won’t end it here, he goes up to the girders!! SUPER COFFIN DROP!!! Cover, Darby wins!!
Winner: Darby Allin, by pinfall (still AEW TNT Champion)
Hardy said he’d show us how extreme he can still be, but Darby showed us what “extreme” really means! The Face of the Network is STILL Relentless, but who’s next to roll the dice with him?
What a great episode! A lot of great progress in the stories, great action in the matches, it’s just great. The tag titles opening has become the natural move for AEW, and it was a great match with the Bucks showing us their new Heel personas that really do poke fun at everything they’ve been before this point. Their promo before the match to actually open the episode was also good to put that in perspective, and we got a good group promo with them and this new form of the Elite/Bullet Club. Callis giving the superkick was a nice little twist, I wonder if another group of five steps up to take these guys on in maybe not Blood & Guts but a Stadium Stampede sequel.
If it were anyone, it should be Hangman and the main four of Dark Order, i.e. Uno, Stu, Reynolds & Silver. Hangman is the #1 contender, is going to have an absolutely awesome match with Ricky Starks next week, and will certainly circle back to facing Omega again. It was good story that he ignored the questions about the new Elite during the interview, because he’ll have to face them eventually, but he can’t deal with that right now so he won’t. Silver is almost back from his bad arm, he and Reynolds can have some great matches with the Good Brothers. The Bucks are going to have great matches with any team they face, I hope they work from #5 to #1 in a countdown.
If SCU maintains their #1 rank, they can really build the “titles or bust” story for Daniels & Kazarian until they have just the most amazing match AEW has seen yet, and the crowd either explodes because SCU wins the titles, or still explodes because SCU loses their last match together. It’s how things have to go, it just has to. Velvet VS Cargill was great, and naturally Cargill won to maintain her strength. She needs to be getting more matches in, though. She needs to catch up to that top five to really make her feel like she is this strong. Speaking of, I like that Britt is giving us the ranking updates “in real time” to add onto her story of making AEW accountable for saying wins and losses matter.
Rosa had a really good promo to restate her mission to get both women’s titles, and Shida VS Tay happening next week is awesome! It’s been a point of contention that AEW hasn’t put as much into their Women’s Division but now they are and that’s great. I don’t think Tay takes the title off Shida, because there’s also Double or Nothing 2021 to consider. Shida could have a big defense as the one year anniversary to getting the title off Nyla Rose, so maybe that is where Britt or Rosa gets their shot and their own big PPV title win. And after that, things freshen up as Britt or Rosa takes on the other contenders, from Big Swole to Red Velvet to Kris Statlander, who also got back on track with her return win.
Team Taz ups the ante with Christian Cage as the open challenge never really happens. I would still harp on Christian not really being a workhorse but he did take a lot of bumps from Hobbs here so that was a good amount of work. Christian VS Hobbs will be very good, and I did like that we got more dysfunction in the team with Starks and Brian Cage. That FTW Championship match is still happening, I am sure of it. Miro’s ultimatum to Kip and all the title holders was great. I’m pretty sure Kip lets Miro do things his own way, and Miro goes right for the TNT title.
And of course, that TNT Championship Falls Count Anywhere was AMAZING. Naturally, the HFO did NOT stay out of this, they had great brawling with the Dark Order, and it’s great for Darby to get the win. Darby can probably keep winning until Double or Nothing, maybe against Miro, maybe against either Ethan Page or Scorpio Sky since they’re still hanging around, or maybe even Archer since he got in on things. The TNT Championship definitely is where the real workhorses wrestle, and whoever wins this title could probably go against Christian Cage at some point because of his #OutworkEveryone catchphrase.
My Score: 9.4/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (4/13/21)
ANOTHER Dark Sweet Sixteen!
AEW Dark is Big Money with Matt Hardy!
AEW Dark goes big with Big Money Matt, The Dark Order and Team Taz! Will Hardy have momentum going in his TNT Championship match with Darby?
- Tag Career on the Line: SoCal Uncensored VS Jay Lyon & Midas Black; SCU wins and stays a team.
- Matt Sydal VS Luther; Sydal wins.
- Alan Angels & Preston Vance w/ The Dark Order VS Hayden Backlund & Kit Sackett; Angels & Vance win.
- Colt Cabana w/ The Dark Order VS Jake Manning; Cabana wins.
- Red Velvet & Big Swole w/ KiLynn King VS Amber Nova & Queen Aminata; Velvet & Swole win.
- Aaron Solow w/ The Factory VS Fuego del Sol; Solow wins.
- Six Man Tag: The Gunn Club VS Stone Rockwell, Mike Magnum & Andrew Palace; The Gunn Club wins.
- Madi Wrenkowski VS KiLynn King; King wins.
- Matt Hardy w/ The Hardy Family Office VS Ken Broadway; Hardy wins.
- Evil Uno & Stu Grayson w/ The Dark Order VS Vary Morales & Spencer Slade; The Dark Order wins.
- Britt Baker w/ Rebel VS Shawna Reed; Britt wins.
- Brian Cage & Ricky Starks w/ Team Taz VS Carlie Bravo & Dean Alexander; Cage & Starks win.
- Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero VS Leila Grey; Nyla wins.
- The Varsity Blondes VS Prince Kai and Will Allday; The Varsity Blondes win.
- Lance Archer w/ Jake the Snake VS Cole Karter; Archer wins.
- Ryan Nemeth w/ JD Drake VS Alex Reynolds w/ The Dark Order; Reynolds wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Tag Career on the Line: SoCal Uncensored VS Jay Lyon & Midas Black!
Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian start off Dark by putting their partnership on the line! They’ve been going strong ever since starting this self-challenge, but will the Fallen Angel and Heavy Metal Rebel suddenly fall apart?
The teams sort out, Kaz starts with Midas and they circle. Fans rally up, Kaz and Midas tie up, and Kaz waistlocks to slam Midas down! Kaz facelocks, grinds Midas down, but Midas fights up and around. Kaz hammerlocks Midas to then headlock, but Midas powers out. Kaz runs Midas over, things speed up and Kaz blocks a hip toss to arm-drag then CLOBBER Midas! Kaz stays between Midas and Lyon and he CHOPS Midas down! Kaz CHOPS Midas in the open corner, puts him back in and then bumps him off Daniels’ boot! Tag to Daniels, he stays between Midas and Lyon to gut wrench suplex! Daniels wags his finger at Lyon then goes back to Midas.
Fans rally, Daniels throws hands on Midas then scoops, but Midas slips around to shove Daniels into Lyon’s kick! Lyon tags in, he scoops and spins around, then SLAMS Daniels down! Midas sets up the hoop, Lyon dives through it to SENTON Daniels! Cover, TWO! Lyon drags Daniels up to throw forearms, then whips Daniels to ropes. Daniels ducks and dodges to kick Lyon, and STO! Fans fire up with SCU as Daniels tags Kaz in. SCU mugs Lyon, Kaz brings him around and whips into Daniels’ BOOT! SCU gets Lyon with a HIGH LOW! Midas runs into boots! They whip Midas and pop him up for the NECKBREAKER BOMB COMBO!
Lyon staggers into a gut wrench, and gets the BEST MELZTER EVER! Cover, SCU wins!
Winners: SoCal Uncensored, by pinfall (still a tag team)
And The Addiction continues! They’ll be watching Young Bucks VS Death Triangle very closely, who will they get to face on the other side of Dynamite?
Matt Sydal VS Luther!
The Yoga Monster and SNAKEMAN are staying in the back so that this will be a 1v1 fight of men with third eyes! Whose sight will be 20/20/20 vision and find their path to victory?
The bell rings and the two compare third eyes, but Luther kicks low and fires off haymakers! Luther snapmares but Sydal handsprings through! Sydal deflects a boot, KICKS away on a leg, then STANDING MARIPOSA! Cover, TWO! Sydal CLUBS Luther, KICKS his leg, then whips him to ropes. Luther reverses, Sydal sunset flips, TWO! BUTTERFLY STRETCH! Lyther endures, Sydal pokes his third eye, but Luther fights up! Cover, TWO! Luther BOOTS Sydal, ROCKS him and stomps him! Luther bumps Sydal off the buckles, CLUBS him in the back, and then whips Sydal corner to corner to run in and clothesline!
Sydal sputters, Luther kicks him and digs his fingers into Sydal’s two normal eyes! Luther chokes Sydal on the ropes, the ref counts, Luther lets off. Luther says HE has the third eye! And then he argues with the ref, drags Sydal up, and kicks back. Fans rally and duel as Sydal catches Luther for a roll-up, TWO! Luther kicks Sydal, reels him in but Sydal gets around to waistlock. Luther elbows free, runs but into a WHEEL KICK! Fans fire up as Sydal gets up. Luthre stands to get more KICKS! Sydal SOBATS Luther down and fans fire up again! Sydal drags Luther up, fisherman for the BUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Luther survives and Sydal is shocked!
Luther gets up, Sydal runs in and BRONCO BUSTERS! Sydal has Luther floundering into a drop zone! Sydal springboards but Luther trips him up! Sydal tumbles out to the floor, Luther goes out to KICK Sydal, then whip him hard into railing! Fans rally and duel again, Luther drags Sydal up and scoops him, to SLAM him into railing! Sydal flops down, Luther refreshes the ring count, and Luther stomps Sydal down. Fans rally, Luther drags Sydal up to mock Mike Sydal in the crowd, and throw Matt Sydal into more railings! Mike cheers Matt on but Luther tells him to shut up. Luther puts Matt in, drops knees on his back, and then throws down fists!
Luther drags Sydal up, scoops him, and hits a BACKBREAKER! Luther bends Sydal in a backbreaker rack, Sydal endures, so Luther shoves him down. Luther gets Sydal up to KICK his legs! Sydal KICKS back, and it’s a KICK fight! Sydal KICKS more and more, then fakes Luther out to QUESTION MARK! Luther shrugs that off to GERMAN SUPLEX! Sydal flounders up into a BOOT! Luther drags Sydal back up, reels him in, and calls for his shot, but Sydal slips out! Sydal ducks the kick to ROUNDHOUSE! Sydal hooks Luther up, LIGHTNING SPIRAL!! Cover, Sydal wins!
Winner: Matt Sydal, by pinfall
Luther’s third eye lost its focus and Sydal struck him down! Will Matt be flying higher as AEW moves into the Spring?
Alan Angels & Preston Vance w/ The Dark Order VS Hayden Backlund & Kit Sackett!
Numbers 5 & 10 combine forces again, looking to prove that all of the Dark Order’s tag teams are top five material! Vance won big on his own on Elevation, will he and Angels fly even higher together?
The teams sort out and Vance starts with Sackett. Negative One gives some last minute coaching, then Vance and Sackett circle. They tie up, Vance hammerlocks then headlocks to the takeover. Vance grinds Sackett, Sackett fights up and powers Vance to ropes. The ref counts, Sackett lets off but then comes back to headlock again. Vance powers out and runs Sackett over! Things speed up, Vance gets under the hurdle to hit another headlock takeover! Fans cheer, Sackett fights up but Vance wrenches. Angels tags in, Vance whips Sackett and then back drops him! Angels is up top for a basement missile dropkick!
Angels drags Sackett up, throws forearm after forearm after forearm! Angels unleashes then KICKS Sackett down! Angels glares at Backlund, but Sackett rakes Angels’ eyes! Tag to Backlund, he and Sackett mug Angels to then double whip him corner to corner. Angels goes up and over Sacket, under Backlund, then RANAS Backlund into giving Sackett a spear! Angels then ATHLETIC PLEXES Backlund away! Angels has Backlund on the apron, suplexes him but Backlund slips free! Sackett tags in as Backlund ducks and dodges, and Sackett CLOBBERS Angels! Sackett back suplexes but Angels lands on his feet, tag to Vance!
Vance rallies on Sackett, has him in a corner and BOOTS him! Vance scoops, Sackett slips out and then shoves, only to run into a SPINEBUSTER! Vance powers up but Backlund drags him out! Vance dodges Backlund, Angels ROUNDHOUSES Backlund down! Sackett builds speed but into a KNEE! Angels then adds his “THIS IS GONNA SUCK!” CROSSBODY! FULL NELSON!! Vance thrashes Sackett into going to sleep, the Dark Order wins!
Winners: Alan Angels & Preston Vance, by submission
The Dark Order is three duos deep as the nickel ‘n’ dime package gets another win! Will 5 & 10 be joining the top five in time for Dynamite’s AEW World Tag Team Championship match?
Colt Cabana w/ The Dark Order VS Jake Manning!
BOOM BOOM! The Dark Order continues as Cabana welcomes “Mr. Elite” to All Elite! Will Manning prove he belongs here? Or will he decide to #JoinDarkOrder?
The bell rings and “The Man Scout” reluctantly puts his scout manual away. Manning and Cabana tie up, and Cabana scoop SLAMS Manning! Cabana waits on Manning to get up, but Manning goes back to his book. Manning says his back hurts, and that his manual advises against such situations. The ref gets Manning to put the book back down and continue the match. Manning and Cabana tie up, Manning waistlocks but Cabana reaches down to trip him up. Cabana runs, cartwheels over and scoops Manning to SLAM him again! Manning scrambles back to his manual again, reads but Cabana snatches it away!
Cabana takes the book on a game of cat ‘n’ mouse with Manning, then tosses it to roll Manning up, TWO! Now there’s a tug-o-war for the book! The ref takes it away and Manning CLOBBERS Cabana! Manning clubs Cabana, throws forearms, but now it’s a brawl! Cabana ROCKS Manning, whips but Manning reverses to sunset Cabana into buckles! Cover, TWO!! Manning is shocked but he goes up top. Fans rally, Manning leaps, but into a HAYMAKER! Manning staggers around into DOUBLE CHOPS! Cabana JABS and JABS, flips, flops and flies, BIONIC ELBOW! FLYING APPLE in the corner, and then Cabana goes up top. Cabana leaps, hops again as Manning moves, SPLASH! Cover, TWO!
Cabana stands Manning up to CHOP! And CHOP! Manning ducks the chop to hit a LETHAL COMBINATION! Cover, TWO!! Manning can’t believe it! Manning goes up top but Cabana anchors his foot, to trip him up! Cabana gets the legs, turns Manning around, BILLY GOAT’S CURSE!! Manning taps, Cabana wins!
Winner: Colt Cabana, by submission
Negative One gets Manning’s book to look through it, and then throws it to the trash! Will Dark Order continue to roll on through the rankings in all divisions?
Red Velvet & Big Swole w/ KiLynn King VS Amber Nova & Queen Aminata!
This winning combination is back together again, right before Velvet is about to have her 1v1 rematch with Jade Cargill! Will Velvet and Swole be sweet, not sour, before Velvet takes on the power of #ThatBitch?
The teams sort out, Swole starts against Nova and the two circle as fans rally. Swole and Nova tie up, Swole shoves Nova away, and Aminata tags in already. Aminata says she’s got this, and Swole mocks her. Things speed up, Swole drop toeholds to then basement dropkick! Aminata hits back with body shots and a big forearm, but Swole forearms back! Swole whips Aminata to the corner and ROCKS her with an uppercut! Tag to Velvet, they double whip and trip Aminata up to then hurdle, elbow and Cover, ONE! Aminata tags out to Nova, she and Velvet tie up and Nova headlocks. Velvet powers out, Nova runs her over, and things speed up again, but Velvet calf kicks Nova down!
Velvet drags Nova up, Nova uppercuts! Nova NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO! Nova knocks Velvet down, talks trash, then drags Velvet up to bump her off buckles. Tag to Aminata and she fires forearms then a snapmare. Aminata hushes the crowd to then KICK Velvet on the back! Cover, TWO! Aminata brings Velvet up to whip her into Nova’s headscissors and DEADLY NIGHTSHADE! Swole protests, the ref reprimands, Aminata HIP ATTACKS Velvet in the corner! Cover, TWO! Velvet survives but Aminata smirks, runs and kicks but Velvet gets under it! Hot tag to Swole, and Swole CLOBBERS Aminata!
Swole rallies with forearms, ROUNDHOUSES Nova, but Aminata ducks the kicks to get the HEADBUTT! Aminata keeps moving, Swole SPEARS her down! Cover, Nova breaks it! Velvet fires off on Nova, Swole fires off on Aminata, then they trade to EuroUpper! DOUBLE BASEMENT COMPLETE SHOTS! Swole drags Aminata by her legs but Aminata kicks her away! Hot tags to Nova and Velvet! Velvet bobs ‘n’ weaves, kicks and CHEF’S KISS!! Cover, Velvet & Swole win!
Winners: Red Velvet & Big Swole, by pinfall
The combination known as #Swolvet is getting stronger! But here comes Jade Cargill! She wants to stir up trouble again, but Swole and King try to keep Velvet back. She blows past them to DIVE and take out Jade at the ramp! They brawl on the ramp, referees rush to stop this, and both King and Swole stay between Velvet and Jade! This is where it stops for now, but this is definitely going to explode on Dynamite!
Aaron Solow w/ The Factory VS Fuego del Sol!
QT Marshall and Nick Comoroto won big for their brand new faction, and now it’s time for the Extra Talented to get his! Will he put out the Fire of the Sun and prove everyone should come work for The Factory?
Fuego stares down QT and Comoroto, but Solow BLINDSIDES him! The bell rings and Solow stomps Fuego down! Fans jeer as Solow RAMS Fuego into buckles! Solow kicks Fuego, backs off then drags Fuego up to scoop him for a SLAM! Solow runs to drop a BIG knee! Fans boo but Solow blows kisses. Solow stomps Fuego to a corner, drags Fuego up and CHOPS him! Solow brings Fuego up to EXPLODER! Fuego tumbles all the way to the other corner, and Solow grins as he hurries over to choke Fuego on ropes! The ref counts, Solow lets off and drags Fuego back up. Fans rally for Fuego and he throws body shots, but Solow DECKS him!
Solow scoops Fuego to SLAM him into buckles! Solow talks trash, fans still rally but Solow drags Fuego up to stomp and kick him. Solow toys with Fuego but Fuego fires off! Solow blocks a kick, flips Fuego but he lands on his feet to ENZIGURI! Fuego runs corner to corner to UPPERCUT! Fuego keeps going to RAM into Solow! Fuego cradles to the FISHERMAN SUPLEX! Solow scrambles up but Fuego is up top! Fuego leaps but Solow gets under, Things speed up, Fuego tilt-o-whirls but no DDT! SCREW HIGH KICK! Solow fires up now, QT tells him to finish this! Solow obeys, underhooks Fuego’s arm for a TRAPPED ARM PEDIGREE! Cover, Solow wins!
Winner: Aaron Solow, by pinfall
The Extra Talented put something extra on that one! Will The Factory dominate all of AEW?
Ryan Nemeth speaks.
“Every week, every show, every match, every opponent, The Hollywood Hunk proves he is a dominant force in AEW.” Looking at the numbers alone, Nemeth wins nearly half the time. Whether it’s Nemeth and Reynolds with Negative One, Tay Conti, whoever, Nemeth isn’t afraid of the cronies. Reynolds is technically sound, good looking, and a winner. But he is no hunk. Will Nemeth be looking his best against Number 3 of the Dark Order?
Six Man Tag: The Gunn Club VS Stone Rockwell, Mike Magnum & Andrew Palace!
Billy and his boys are still rolling as an undefeated trio! But they’re up against some pretty big guns on the other side! Will the Gunn Club finally be outdrawn in the Dark?
The teams sort out, and after rock-paper-scissors, Colten starts against Rockwell the Indiana Jones cosplayer. Fans rally for Colten as Rockwell offers a handshake. Colten asks what’s going on and Papa Gunn says not to fall for it. Fans want Colten to shake his hand, but Rockwell rushes in! Colten gets the arm, wrenches, but Rockwell pulls hair to get the wrench! Colten wrenches it back, Rockwell RAMS him into a corner! Rockwell lets off to body shot hard! Rockwell whips, Colten runs him over! Colten runs, things speed up, Colten whips Rockwell again and then comes back for a NECKBREAKER! Tag to Austin, Palace tags in but Austin whips.
Palace reverses, Austin dodges and trips Palace up to THROWBACK! Austin fires off hype bullets, tags in Billy, and they whip Palace to body shot and BOOT! Magnum tags in, fans fire up with Billy as he and the “Starving Artist” circle. Magnum kicks and haymakers, runs to duck and dodge, but Billy CLOBBERS him! “SUCK IT!” The ref reprimands but Billy drags Magnum up. Billy suplexes and SLAMS Magnum down! Cover, Palace and Rockwell break it! Austin runs in to CROSSBODY them both down! Billy tags Colten, he gets Magnum up, COLT 45! Cover, the Gunn Club wins!
Winners: The Gunn Club, by pinfall
The Gunns shoot down the Magnum, and are now 12-0 as a trio! Will this lead them to big things in AEW in the near future?
Madi Wrenkowski VS KiLynn King!
Ms. Reality takes on The King as both of them look to climb the ranks of the AEW Women’s Division! Will Madi make King face the reality that she’s not ready for the big time?
The bell rings, the two circle, King dodges Madi to fire off forearms. King whips, arm-drags Madi around, then kicks low and hard. King runs to basement boot Madi out! Fans fire up as King drags Madi up, but Madi trips King! Madi drags King out but King hits back! King ROCKS Madi with forearms but Madi RAMS King into the apron, RAMS her into the barrier, then RAMS her back the other way! Madi ROCKS King, CHOPS her, but King grits her teeth. Madi puts King in the ring, fires off kicks, then runs, to SWINGING NECKBREAKER! Madi keeps on King with knees and a BIG FACEBUSTER! Cover, TWO! King survives and Madi argues with the ref but the count is fair.
Fans rally, Madi gets King up and clubs her on the back. Madi runs but King dodges the boot to CLOBBER her! Things speed up, King blocks a punch to ROUNDHOUSE then GERMAN SUPLEX! Madi flounders, King runs corner to corner and SHOTGUNS Madi into buckles! King goes corner to corner again but misses! Madi runs in but the monkey flip is caught! Madi fights free of the grip but King hits KINGDOM FALL!! Cover, King wins!
Winner: KiLynn King, by pinfall
Madi ended up facing reality that she isn’t ready to dethrone The King! But will King prove she can be the champion of this division?
Alex Reynolds speaks.
“Tonight, State Farm presents: The Hollywood Hunk, Ryan Nemeth VS The Handsome Devil, Alex Reynolds.” Negative One says Nemeth was his babysitter. He sat on Negative One? Negative One is fired up, and wants to attack! Relax, Nemeth isn’t in the camera. Save it for the ring. Reynolds says that he isn’t taking this lightly. He and John Silver talked with the State Farm Superfan, Aaron, and came up with some moves to debut tonight. Reynolds has tricks up his sleeves. He won’t just win this for him or the Dark Order, but for Aaron and State Farm! Because like a good neighbor~, State Farm is there~! Will Nemeth need insurance for what could happen to his good looks?
Matt Hardy w/ The Hardy Family Office VS Ken Broadway!
The truth is the truth, and the truth is that Big Money Matt is going for gold! But will Hardy be rolling into his TNT Championship showdown with Darby Allin?
Broadway also knows how to make it rain, and the HFO scoop up some of that to add to their revenue. The bell rings and Darby Allin is watching from his usual spot in the bleachers. Broadway and Hardy tie up, Hardy wrenches to an elbow breaker then a wristlock. Broadway spins and wrenches and wristlocks back! Hardy wrenches, headlocks, but Broadway powers out, only for Hardy to pull hair! Hardy headlocks again, Broadway throws body shots and powers out this time, only for Hardy to run him over! Hardy drags Broadway up to bump him off buckles, and again and again and again and again! Hardy stops as the ref counts, and he watches Broadway flounder.
Hardy gets Broadway up to SLAP him in the corner! Hardy runs in but Broadway dodges to CHOP! Hardy turns things around to CHOP again! Hardy throws forearms, but Broadway fires back! Broadway climbs up, but Hardy carries him to HOTSHOT him off ropes! Hardy gets Broadway up to bend him against the ropes, and Private Party mocks Broadway. Hardy CLUBS Broadway, throws forearms in a corner, but lets off to run in, only for Broadway to elbow back! Broadway BOOTS Hardy down, climbs up the corner, and MOONSAULTS, but FLOPS! Hardy gets him for a SIDE EFFECT!
Hardy shouts, “The truth is the truth!” He points to Darby and says, “This is you tomorrow night!” Hardy drags Broadway up for a TWIST OF FATE! Darby dares Hardy to bring it, but Hardy drags Broadway into THE LEECH HOLD!! Broadway taps, Hardy wins!
Winner: Matt Hardy, by submission
The HFO celebrates with Hardy but Darby still dares Hardy to bring it as he holds up his TNT Championship. Hardy gets a mic and tells Darby, “Listen to me very closely. Tomorrow nigh to Dynamite, in Falls Count Anywhere, I am going to show you just how extreme Big Money Matt can still be! And I promise you, Darby, I am going to leech the TNT title from around your waist!” Will Hardy put his money where his mouth is when he and Darby can fight all over Daily’s Place?
Evil Uno & Stu Grayson w/ The Dark Order VS Vary Morales & Spencer Slade!
We saw big wins for the Dark Order with Cabana, Angels and Vance, but now the OG get in the ring! Will Players One and Two not be left behind by their recruits?
The teams sort out, Stu starts with Slade and CLOBBERS him! And again! Stu scoops, Slade escapes and shoves him, tag to Vary! Vary leaps, into Stu’s arms! Stu RAMS Vary into the corner, tags to Uno and he elbows Vary! Uno whips Stu into Vary for a forearm, then Stu whips Vary into Uno’s BOOT! Vary tags Slade, Uno blocks his boot! Uno promises to put the foot down, and then throws Slade to STOMP the hands! Uno DECKS Slade, tags Stu, and they combine for the springboard elbow drop SIDEWALK SLAM! Vary runs into a kick! The Dark Order pinball Vary around, TOSS POWERBOMB! Tag to Uno, they get Slade up, FATALITY!! Cover, the Dark Order wins!
Winners: The Dark Order, by pinfall
The originals win fast, but then have to keep Negative One from tearing into Slade! Will Uno & Stu lead the way for the Dark Order into tag team supremacy?
Britt Baker w/ Rebel VS Shawna Reed!
The Doctor is doing double duty as she’s on Dark after being on Elevation! Though she calls the AEW system BS, will Britt still get another win to head towards the AEW Women’s World Championship?
The bell rings and Reed rushes Britt with forearms! Britt shoves her away, they speed up, and Britt hits a NECKBREAKER! Britt gets Reed up, BUTTERFLY SUPLEX! Reed flounders to a corner, Britt pulls Reed’s pigtails into the corner! Britt lets off to then ROCK Reed! Reed turns things around to fire off furious fists! Reed whips, Britt reverses and redirects but Reed sidesteps, only for Britt to hit SLINGBLADE! Fans boo but Britt spells it out for us, only for Reed to roll her up! TWO, but Reed basement dropkicks! Cover, TWO! Reed drags Britt up, fisherman but Britt wrenches free to kick low! Britt reels Reed in to FISHERMAN NECKBREAKER!
Britt checks her teeth, then drags Reed around by her hair. SUPERKICK! Britt says hold on, and she SUPERKICKS again! Britt gets the glove, puts it on, and drags Reed into the Rings of Saturn, and the LOCKJAW!! Reed taps, Britt wins!
Winner: Britt Baker, by submission
The Doctor smothers the schoolgirl to teach her a lesson: Don’t punch above your proverbial weight class. Will Britt become the role model and the workhorse of the AEW Women’s Division?
Brian Cage & Ricky Starks w/ Team Taz VS Carlie Bravo & Dean Alexander!
The #AbsoluteMachines have been rather dysfunctional lately, but the old saying is that winning fixes everything. Will Cage & Starks take care of the #GoonPlatoon and The Sensation and put the past behind them?
The teams sort out and Starks starts with Bravo. Bravo and Starks circle, they tie up, and Starks headlocks. Starks grinds Bravo but Bravo powers out. Bravo hurdles but Starks whips him hard to the outside! Starks distracts the ref so Hook can CLOBBER Bravo! Bravo flounders up only for Will Hobbs to CLOBBER him! Hook gets Bravo in and Starks drags Bravo up. Tag to Cage, Starks scoops Bravo to hand him over to Cage. Cage does bicep curls then TOSSES Bravo! Alexander runs in but Starks intercepts with a kick! Starks helps Cage get Alexander up, for a POWEBOMB! Starks then gets Bravo set up for Cage and Cage climbs up to DEAD LIFT SUPERPLEX!
Cage fires up, “Who betta?!” Cage sees Starks get in because he wants to get Alexander up. Fireman’s carry and another hand-off, for Cage to F5!! Taz is confused as to why Starks is doing all this, as Starks gets Bravo up and tells Cage to end this! Cage suplexes to DRILL CLAW!! Cover, Team Taz wins!
Winners: Brian Cage & Ricky Starks, by pinfall
Starks gets a lot of assists here, and shares in the win as he hands Cage his FTW Championship. Is this a sign that Team Taz is united? Or is Starks being that passive aggressive?
Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero VS Leila Grey!
The Native Beast is hungry for another chance at the AEW Women’s World Championship, and she’s got a Top Tier appetizer in front of her! Will this be a bite-sized snack before going after the champ?
As Vickie makes her entrance, she shrilly shouts, “EXCUSE ME!!” Though, when is it ever not shrill? Anyway, Vickie storms down to the ring to tell Justin Roberts SUCKS, and decides to do this right! Now get the HELL out of the ring! Vickie introduces “the most feared and destructive woman in all of wrestling history,” Vickie’s client, NYLA ROSE! Then Vickie demands fans give Nyla a standing ovation just for the entrance. Nyla gets in the ring, the bell sounds, and Nyla CLOBBERS Grey! Nyla bumps Grey off buckles, fires off body shots, then whips Grey corner to corner. Grey goes up but gets caught for a POWERSLAM!
Nyla stalks Grey to the apron, Vickie laughs at Grey’s pain, but Grey hotshots Nyla away! Grey runs and lariats, but Nyla stays up! Grey tries again and again, then dropkicks a leg out! Nyla still stands but Grey knee lifts! Nyla CLOBBERS her again! Nyla drags Grey up, reels her in and LARIATS her down! “I own this ring!” Nyla bumps Grey off buckles, stomps her then tosses her! Nyla fires up, runs corner to corner and back body blocks! Then she runs to SPEAR Grey down! Nyla drags Grey up, reels her in and hits a BEAST BOMB! Cover, Nyla wins!
Winner: Nyla Rose, by pinfall
Grey is going to be black ‘n’ blue in the morning after this one. Vickie says she told us so! Nyla grins as she gets a taste, but will her appetite only be appeased when she gets after Hikaru Shida?
The Varsity Blondes VS Prince Kai and Will Allday!
Griff Garrison & Brian Pillman Jr. have been on a roll, but there’s still a long road ahead of them. Will the Ivy League MVP and Bulletproof BPJ get another A+ after taking on the Prince Charming of Wrestling and Mr. All Day Every Day?
The teams sort out, BPJ starts against Allday, and the two circle. They tie up, go around, and Allday arm-drags BPJ away. BPJ runs back to tie up again, gets the arm and wrenches. BPJ YANKS the arm, wrenches more, but Allday rolls and rolls then handsprings to wrench back. BPJ rolls, handsprings and rolls to then BOP Allday in the head! BPJ arm-drags Allday down to drag him over to tag Griff. Griff elbows Allday’s arm, then wrenches to an arm-drag and armlock. Allday fights up, Griff wrenches, tags BPJ in and the Blondes double wrench to snapmare. KICK and a LEG DROP, brother! Cover, TWO!
BPJ clamps onto Allday with a keylock, wristlock then top lock. Allday fights but BPJ wrenches through. BPJ CHOPS Allday, whips him away but Allday turns things around and Kai gets a cheap shot in! Allday CLOBBERS BPJ, covers, TWO! Kai tags in and clubs BPJ down, though Allday didn’t see that coming. Kai bumps BPJ off buckles, stomps him down, and soaks up the heat. Kai runs into a big elbow! BPJ runs, Kai slides under but BPJ ducks. Kai ducks and NECKBREAKERS! Cover, TWO! Kai seethes but tells Allday, “That’s how you do it!” Kai underhooks but BPJ wrenches free. Kai blocks the kick, BPJ dodges the punch and tags in Griff!
Griff rallies on Kai and Allday! Griff CLOBBERS Kai, CLOBBERS Allday, BOOTS Kai then BACK DROPS Allday! Fans fire up as the Ivy League SPLASH hits! Griff whips Kai into Allday to SPLASH SANDWICH! Fireman’s carry but Kai rolls Griff up, TWO! Kai ROCKS Griff! BPJ tags in, Griff IVY LEAGUE ELBOWS, BPJ springboard LARIATS! Cover, the Blondes win!
Winners: The Varsity Blondes, by pinfall
Griff and BPJ are rolling! Can they get any hotter before going for tag team championships?
Lance Archer w/ Jake the Snake VS Cole Karter!
Much to his surprise, the Murderhawk Monster has Sting’s support in going for the top! Will he use that motivation to maul his way back to a title?
Archer gets in the ring and BOOTS Karter right down! Jake the Snake chuckles on commentary as the bell rings. Karter fires back but Archer knees low, CLUBS him down, and hauls him up to reel him in. Karter dodges, leaps, but bounces off! Archer stomps Karter, hauls him up and puts him in a corner to fire off heavy hands! Archer whips Karter hard into the corner and Karter bounces off again! Archer hauls Karter up for a suplex TOSS! Archer drags Karter up, SLAPS him, but Karter fires back again! Archer ROCKS Karter, then DECKS him! Archer drags Karter back up, bumps him off buckles then holds him in there to run corner to corner and ELBOW!
Archer keeps going, another ELBOW, then another ELBOW! Karter flops down, Archer grins as he paces around, and then Archer looms over him. Karter sits up in a daze, Archer slaps him, and Karter fires off again! Archer KNEES low, then reels Karter in for the short-arm CLOTHESLINE! Jake the Snake likes that as Archer drags Karter up. Archer hoists Karter up top, but Karter fights! Jake the Snake admires the heart, Karter leaps into a choke grip! CHOKE- NO! Karter slips free, elbows back, and then sends Archer into buckles! Karter fires off, Archer shoves him but the ROLLING ELBOW comes back! Karter fires up, but runs into a FOREARM!
Archer reels Karter in, CHOKE SLAM! Archer drags Karter back up, wristlock ripcord, for a SCRAPBUSTER! Cover, Archer wins!
Winner: Lance Archer, by pinfall
Jake thanks Excalibur and Taz for their time, and says he and Archer are gonna go for cheeseburgers. Will Archer only be satisfied when he gets to eat everyone else in AEW alive?
Ryan Nemeth w/ JD Drake VS Alex Reynolds w/ The Dark Order!
We heard the Hollywood Hunk throw some shade on Number 3, but now we’re in the Dark main event! Will Nemeth score lots of points before he gets the 1-2-3? Or will that 50% win-loss ratio tip in Reynolds’ favor tonight?
The bell rings and John Silver joins commentary to watch his tag partner take on Nemeth. Nemeth clobbers Reynolds from behind! Nemeth wrenches, back suplexes and holds him u p before slamming him down! Cover, ONE!! Silver is already upset but Nemeth rakes Reynolds’ eyes. Nemeth throws hands, RAMS into Reynolds in a corner, then whips him corner to corner. Reynolds comes back to CLOBBER Nemeth! Reynolds whips Nemeth but Nemeth reverses to send Reynolds out hard! Nemeth goes out, throws hands, then RAMS Reynolds into the apron! Nemeth puts Reynolds in, drags him up and throws forearms! Reynolds hits back with body shots and forearms!
Reynolds backs Nemeth down, EuroUppers then whips to ropes. Nemeth sunset flips but Reynolds slips through to get the legs! Reynolds puts on the SCHOOL OF FORT KNOX! Nemeth endures the modified Cloverleaf, and gets the ropebreak! Reynolds lets go, Nemeth cheap shots him then dropkicks him down! Nemeth cranks on a hammerlock and digs knees into Reynolds’ back. Nemeth does a headstand to put on more pressure, then falls back to crank the hold! Nemeth pulls hair, the ref reprimands, and Nemeth shifts to a chinbar and armlock. Reynolds arm-drags free, elbows Nemeth away and rallies with clotheslines!
Reynolds whips, Nemeth reverses but Reynolds dodges to FOREARM! Reynolds runs to FLYING BACK ELBOW! Fans fire up as Reynolds kips up! Reynolds gets Nemeth up, wrenches and kicks low, then reels him in. Shout out to Brodie with the BIG OL’ BOMB! Then a leg drop, brother! Cover, TWO!! Reynolds drags Nemeth up, Nemeth CLOBBERS him point-blank! Nemeth drags Reynolds up, swivels hips but Reynolds shoves him into buckles! Scoop and the HONK HONK SWINGING SLAM!! Cover, Reynolds wins!
Winner: Alex Reynolds, by pinfall
Big thanks from the Dark Order to Superfan Aaron for unlocking those moves in Number 3! Will everyone get out of the way of the HONK HONK as Dark Order storms down the tracks?
A good Dark, mostly because it was an hour and 35 minutes, but it was still a lot of matches crammed into that time. AEW is probably going to continue to be unpredictable with episode lengths and match totals so I don’t know if I can maintain doing Dark and Elevation when I’m also covering WWE’s Raw and NXT on these same days. I feel like the SCU’s matches need to be Elevation by default because of their self-challenge of “next time we lose, we break up” angle. That said, it’s also a giveaway that these two aren’t losing before getting a title opportunity, so maybe that’s why they’re still being put on Dark.
I also feel like Velvet should be on Elevation if she and Jade are going to be getting after each other. They’re supposed to be the rising stars but they weren’t on the show that’s about rising stars in exchange for… Well, Elevation actually had a lot of solid matches worthy of it, but they could’ve still put this one there since they love going bigger. Team Taz had a good story, too, where now Starks is going past being chippy with Cage to being overly helpful. This has to implode at some point, and they fight for the FTW Championship on at least Dynamite.
I do like that Britt had another match tonight, because she is determined to get wins to play by the AEW rules. I wouldn’t be surprised if she had another double header next week between Elevation and Dark to try and stuff the win-loss record and rankings. Double or Nothing 2021 is still six weeks away, so if AEW had the contenders all fight each other at some point in not a tournament but more a best-of series, that’d be really good to have Britt try and jump over Big Swole and Tay Conti to go after Shida. Also, AEW really just let Swole’s promo of being determined to get her shot drop like a lead balloon. Swole needs to get hungry again and get in all the other contenders’ faces as she takes over the contender race.
The Dark Order tying in the State Farm deal and the superfan Zoom call they apparently had was really nice. They’re definitely Faces doing things like that, and of course Reynolds uses the moves (and their names) suggested by the superfan. WWE gets product tie-ins and sponsorship deals, so AEW can have them, too! Either way, I think Reynolds was going to win because The Dark Order has been on fire. One of these days, one of their tag combinations is going to get at the tag titles, and that is going to be a lot of fun.
My Score: 8.2/10
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