It’s a Sweet Sixteen for the first Dark of the year!
Like everyone, AEW wants to shrug off 2020 and get a fresh start to 2021! And with SIXTEEN matches on one card, Dark is already going big!
- Jungle Boy w/ Jurassic Express VS Nick Comoroto; Jungle Boy wins.
- Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero VS Alex Gracia; Nyla wins.
- Scorpio Sky VS Ariel Levy; Scorpio wins.
- Rey Fenix w/ Penta El Zero Miedo VS Aaron Solow; Fenix wins.
- Brandon Cutler VS Louie Valle; Cutler wins.
- “Pretty” Peter Avalon VS Angel Fashion; Avalon wins.
- Ivelisse & Diamante VS KiLynn King & Tesha Price; Ivelisse & Diamante win.
- Six Man Tag: Gunn Club VS Mike Verna & Bear Country; Gunn Club wins.
- Shanna VS Vipress; Shanna wins.
- Matt Sydal VS Baron Black; Sydal wins.
- Thunder Rosa VS Ashley Vox; Rosa wins.
- The Acclaimed VS Lee Johnson & Shawn Dean; The Acclaimed win.
- Fuego Del Sol VS Danny Limelight; Limelight wins.
- Fatal 4 Way: Frankie Kazarian w/ Christopher Daniels VS Griff Garrison w/ Brian Pillman Jr VS Angelico w/ Jack Evans VS Darius Martin w/ Dante Martin; Kazarian wins.
- Sammy Guevara VS Michael Nakazawa; Guevara wins.
- The Dark Order’s Alan Angels VS Serpentico w/ Luther; Angels wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Jungle Boy w/ Jurassic Express VS Nick Comoroto!
Luchasaurus and Marko Stunt are ringside as Jungle Jack Perry takes on the Wrecking Ball Freak Beast! Will JB survive to keep the Jurassic Express on track?
The bell rings and JB circles with Comoroto. They tie up, JB waistlocks, wrenches and wristlocks, but Comoroto pulls hair to put JB on the ropes. The ref counts, JB gets around to waistlock again but Comoroto switches to slam JB down. JB slips out to facelock back and fans cheer, but Comoroto powers JB to the corner. Comoroto puts JB up top and pats him on the cheek, but JB boots him away! JB leaps over Comoroto, comes back but Comoroto puts him on the apron. JB slides under, around and shoulders in to slingshot, but into a scoop! JB slips out and dropkicks! Comoroto stays up but JB runs to RANA Comoroto out!
JB builds speed and DIVES! Direct hit and Comoroto hits railing! Stunt cheers and JB puts Comoroto in. High five from Stunt before JB goes in, and he fires forearms. Comoroto scoops, JB slips out but Comoroto elbows him away. Comoroto whips JB face first into ropes! Cover, TWO! Comoroto digs his forearm in, covers, TWO! Comoroto whips JB hard into buckles as fans rally up. JB gets up and CHOPS Comoroto, but he brings JB up to suplex! Cover, TWO! Comoroto grows frustrated with JB, and he looms over JB again. Fans rally for JB but Comoroto CLUBS JB down! JB CHOPS back, but Comoroto whips again, only for JB to kick!
JB kicks more, but swings into a scoop and BACKBREAKER! Comoroto is still frustrated and he stalks JB to a corner. Comoroto throws big elbows into JB, brings him around and whips him to the corner, but JB elbows back! JB ROCKS Comoroto with a forearm, boots him, then runs, but Comoroto side steps, JB REBOUND LARIATS! Fans fire up with JB as he KICKS away on Comoroto! JB runs, slides, runs back, but into a scoop and RUNNING POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!! JB survives but Comoroto fires himself up. Comoroto drags JB up as fans rally up again.
JB pushes Comoroto away to get to a corner but Comoroto whips him out to whip back in. JB dodges and Comoroto knees buckles! JB runs to dropkick the legs out! SUPERKICK! JB hits a standing KNEE-SAULT! STF!! The Snare Trap! Comoroto taps, JB wins!
Winner: Jungle Boy, by submission
It’s a new year, JB has a new song and some new moves, but he’s still on a roll! Will the Jurassic Express be able to make 2021 their year?
Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero VS Alex Gracia!
Anyone else getting deja vu? Well, the Pink Dream might end up with a recurring nightmare after she faces the Native Beast again. Will Nyla be any less vicious than she was the first time?
The bell rings and Gracia fires off on Nyla! Nyla shoves her back, Gracia comes back to throw more forearms but Nyla shoves her again. Gracia dodges, dropkicks a leg out then dropkicks Nyla down! Gracia rains rights down but Nyla shoves her away. Gracia runs but into a SAMOAN DROP! Nyla growls, looms over Gracia then stomps her. Vickie is the only one cheering Nyla on as she dead lifts Gracia and throws her into a corner! Nyla back body blocks then CLOBBERS Gracia! Nyla drags Gracia up, lifts and BEAST BOMBS! Cover, Nyla wins!
Winner: Nyla Rose, by pinfall
Surprisingly, that was rather merciful for the Vicious Vixens. Vickie gets in the ring and gets the mic to laugh, and says, “This just baffles my mind!” The first time, Gracia must not have learned her lesson. “Now here is this bratty piece of Bubblelicious Bubble Gum that’s going to get destroyed again because the pain keeps on giving.” Vickie wants Nyla to show the fans how she spits her gum out. Nyla gets a table and brings it into the ring as Vickie mocks Gracia’s pain, and even steps on her!
Vickie laughs as Nyla sets the table up. Vickie says the bubble gum is going to pop, but hopes she has a Happy New Year. Nyla drags Gracia up, to BEAST BOMB her through the table!! The Vicious Vixens are ruthless, but will 2021 be their year?
Scorpio Sky VS Ariel Levy!
Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian have put pressure on themselves, and SoCal Uncensored could end up no more. How will the Closer handle that pressure on his end as he takes on the Star of Chile?
The bell rings and Scorpio circles with Levy. They tie up, Scorpio gets around to waistlock and slam Levy down. Fans cheer as Scorpio facelocks to get a cover, TWO! Levy gets around to a waistlock, Scorpio switches but Levy elbows out. Levy throws forearms and body shots but Scorpio hits back. Scorpio EuroUppers Levy, then hits him again! Levy flounders into a whip, then a body shot. Scorpio hooks a leg, and hits the Russian Leg Sweep! Fans cheer while Levy gets to a corner. Levy wants to know if the back of his head is bleeding. Scorpio hurries over, Levy throws forearms! Levy whips, Scorpio reverses but Levy turns the hip toss into a roll-up, ONE! BASEMENT KNEE! Cover, TWO!
Levy argues the count but he drags Scorpio up to club him down. Scorpio hits back with body shots but Levy throws forearms. Scorpio keeps throwing hands, they brawl, Levy throws forearms then runs, into a haymaker! Levy keeps moving, Scorpio kicks and whips, Levy ducks and dodges. Scorpio feints haymaker to get Levy with a KNEE! And a COMPLETE SHOT! Scorpio stalks Levy, watches him rise, and then gets a waistlock. Levy lands out of the back suplex, spins Scorpio and hits a neckbreaker! Cover, TWO!
Levy is frustrated already and he slaps Scorpio around. Levy whips, Scorpio reverses but Levy kicks him away. Levy swings but Scorpio dodges to dropkick Levy down! Scorpio watches Levy get up again, fireman’s carries to the T K O! Cover, Scorpio wins!
Winner: Scorpio Sky, by pinfall
The Closer is still rolling! If The Addiction has to quit, will Scorpio still be able to #ReachForTheSky all on his own?
Marko Stunt comes back out to the ring!
It would seem Fun-Sized and “Negative One,” Brodie Jr, have had a war of words. Stunt is here to address those issues, but The Dark Order appears first! Negative One tells Stunt, “Marko, every time I see you… You win with someone with you. Luchasaurus, Jungle Boy, in a tag team match. You always win because you have a bigger version of you.” But Negative One promises one day, when he’s a wrestler, he will be so much taller. Stunt puts his mic down to get in Negative One’s face, but Negative One shoves him away!
Cody and security hurry out to keep this from turning into a brawl! But Cody alone isn’t enough to hold Negative One back and he gets at Stunt! Cody and a ref pull Negative One away, Stunt tries to break through but Tony Khan and Matt Jackson are there to stop him. Negative One gets loose again! He CLOBBERS Stunt! The security pulls these two apart again, and Negative One even hits Cody and the ref! He’s a man possessed! Stunt runs but Negative One gives chase! Is Negative One absolutely unstoppable?!
Rey Fenix w/ Penta El Zero Miedo VS Aaron Solow!
The Firebird will get his shot at the AEW World Championship for New Year’s Smash, but that means keeping his edge sharp! Will he use the Extra Talented as an extra special tune-up for taking on The Cleaner?
The bell rings, Fenix circles with Solow and ties up, throws knees and wrenches to a wristlock. Fenix pulls on the arm, Solow rolls Fenix up, TWO! Fenix facelocks, Solow slips out to wrench and cover, ONE! Fans cheer as the two reset and circle again. Fenix gets around to waistlock, Solow switches but Fenix switches again. Fenix ripcords but Solow dodges, the two stand off as they show haymakers. Fenix claps and wants to shake hands, but then he leaves Solow hanging. Solow doesn’t laugh, he shoves Fenix, and dares Fenix to show him something. Things speed up, Fenix hurdles but Solow spins to arm-drag Fenix!
Solow runs in, springboard arm-drags but Fenix handsprings through. Fenix blocks a kick, rolls Solow up, ONE, Fenix wrenches and CHOPS him! Fenix runs to a corner, goes up and up and hops around to arm-drag Solow away! Solow is dizzy as he gets up, and Fenix runs in to sobat! Fenix drags Solow up, fireman’s carries, but Solow slips out to throw Fenix down and DOUBLE STOMP! Cover, ONE!! Solow stomps Fenix more, has him on the ropes and chokes him, but lets off as the ref reprimands. Solow chokes Fenix as he stands on him at the ropes, then hops off at 3. Solow stomps Fenix, Fenix hits back but Solow throws hands. Fenix chops, Solow stomps! Cover, ONE!
Fenix CHOPS, Solow DECKS Fenix! Solow brings Fenix up to snap suplex, cover, TWO! Solow grows annoyed with Fenix and brings him back up. Solow suplexes but Fenix fights that off. Fenix throws a forearm, goes to a corner and runs back to use the ropes for a SPINNING SOBAT! Solow tumbles out of the rings and Fenix builds speed, but Solow slides in. Fenix tiger feints to GAMANGIRI, then steps in to RANA! Fans fire up with Fenix, “ANIMO!” Fenix runs but Solow ROCKS him with that right! EXPLODER! Cover, TWO!! Fenix survives but Solow grows frustrated.
Solow drags Fenix back up, underhooks, but Fenix slips out, only for Solow to block the superkick! SCREW HIGH KICK! Cover, TWO!! Fenix survives and fans fire up! Fenix goes to a corner, Solow runs in, but Fenix BOOTS him back! Fenix headscissors to reel Solow into ropes, then corner tiger feint! Fenix somersaults in for the CUTTER! Cover, TWO?!? Solow survives but Fenix fireman’s carries, tucks, throws some knees, FIRE THUNDER DRIVER! Cover, Fenix wins!
Winner: Rey Fenix, by pinfall
Solow gave Fenix quite a bit more than a tune-up, but Fenix wins all the same! Will this bode well for Fenix taking on the Best Bout Machine for New Year’s Smash?
Brandon Cutler VS Louie Valle!
The Dungeon Master is still on a win streak, but with Dark being recorded in 2020, will his streak finish out the year? Or will he have to start all over with 2021?
The bell rings and Cutler circles with Valle. Valle waistlocks, Cutler bucks him off and goes out to springboard in, FLYING FOREARM! Cutler scoop slams Valle, to run and LONG DISTANCE LEG DROP! Cover, TWO! Valle gets up, throws big haymakers, but Cutler just shakes his head. Valle runs and leaps but into Cutler’s arms! Cutler tries to pop Valle up but Valle elbows free! Valle eggs Cutler on, drop toeholds him to ropes, and slingshots out to dropkick Cutler back in! Cutler staggers, Valle goes up a corner and leaps to missile dropkick! “Somebody tell this dragon that Louie Valle has the hottest breath in all of AEW!”
Valle runs, fakes Cutler out and kicks, but Cutler BOOTS him down! Cutler asks if Valle talked about hot breath. That’s some stank breath is what it is! Cutler runs in, Valle dodges and comes back with an elbow! Valle dropkicks a leg out, then he says “I’m gonna show ’em how we do it in the Bronx!” Valle climbs up but Cutler dropkicks him to the floor! Cutler goes out, fetches Valle and gives him an APRON BACK SUPLEX! Cutler drags Valle up, suplexes and holds him, but Valle fights out! Valle runs in and whips but Cutler holds ropes.
Cutler denies the whip, swings a kick but Valle ducks, to get a quick kick! Valle staggers, Cutler goes out and baits Valle into a KICK and a BOOT! Cutler slingshot enziguris Valle! Then the scoop, and TOTAL PARTY KILL! Cover, Cutler wins!
Winner: Brandon Cutler, by pinfall
TPK FTW, and the streak continues! Will Cutler stay on this roll until he’s won the big one?
“Pretty” Peter Avalon VS Angel Fashion!
While it seemed like The Ivy League MVP was a shoe-in for the Pageant Provocation, his disrespect of #PPAAllDay may have bumped him off the list. Will Griff’s loss be Fashion’s gain? Or just another score on the board for Pretty Peter?
The bell rings and Avalon talks some smack on the peers ringside. Fashion and Avalon tie up, Avalon gets around to headlock and hit the takeover. Fashion headscissors, Avalon pops out and the two reset. Avalon tells Fashion to be careful with his face, and then he flexes on Fashion. They tie up, knuckle lock and a wrench but Fashion rolls to sweep the legs. Cover, ONE, and Avalon reverses rolls to sweep and cover, ONE! Avalon kicks low, throws haymakers, then has Fashion in the corner. Fashion blocks the punch, turns things around, but Avalon begs “NOT THE FACE!” So Fashion CHOPS him instead!
Fashion whips corner to corner, Avalon reverses and runs in, but Fashion boots him away to then RUNNING KNEE! Cover, TWO! Fashion drags Avalon up, mule kicks then front kicks but Avalon ducks the heel kick. Avalon flapjack hotshots then runs, to CLOBBER Fashion! Cover, TWO! Avalon keeps his focus, CLAWS Fashion’s back and CLUBS him down. Avalon stomps Fashion around, throws Fashion out, then lounges as he soaks up the heat from fans. Fashion gets up as the ring count climbs, but Avalon drags him in through ropes for a suplex! Cover, TWO! Avalon drags Fashion up, fireman’s carries, and Wasteland Slams!
Avalon goes up top, moonsaults but FLOPS, and Fashion fires off haymakers! Avalon whips, Fashion reverses and dodges the clothesline to kick low. Fashion runs corner to corner, is put on the apron but ROUNDHOUSES Avalon away! Fashion goes up and missile dropkicks Avalon down! Cover, TWO! Fashion runs at Avalon again, but Avalon POSTS him! Avalon slides under, comes back, MARTI-KNEES! Cover, Avalon wins!
Winner: Peter Avalon, by pinfall
That wasn’t a pretty victory, but his win streak is still continuing! And he gives Fashion a signed copy of his 8 x 10. Who will be next to try Pretty Peter’s Pageant Provocation?
Ivelisse & Diamante VS KiLynn King & Tesha Price!
The Women’s Tag Cup winners are still rolling strong together, but the medals have to mean more. Will they make AEW Management see that when they trump The King and make Tesha pay the price?
The teams sort out, Diamante shoves Price but King shoves back! The ref keeps this from breaking down, Ivelisse steps up to start with King. King ROCKS Ivelisse, Ivelisse KICKS King but King GUT BUSTERS Ivelisse! King bumps Ivelisse off buckles, tags Price, and the new team is pumped up as they hit a hip toss senton! Cover, ONE, but Price swats Ivelisse’s clothesline to springboard arm-drag! Ivelisse blocks the hip toss, Price knees low and flips to arm-drag again! Ivelisse staggers up, Price runs in but is put in the ropes! Ivelisse KICKS Price, Diamante gets a cheap shot in! Ivelisse then uses ropes to swing Price into a SLAM! Cover, ONE!!
Ivelisse drags Price up, tags Diamante, and Price gets a knee to t he head! Diamante CHOPS Price, throws forearms, then whips Price to ropes to clobber her! Cover, TWO! Diamante is annoyed but she drags Price up and puts her in the corner. Tag to Ivelisse, Diamante uppercuts then Ivelisse elbows, Diamante hits another uppercut and Ivelisse RAMS in! Tag to Diamante, but Price fires off elbows! Diamante kicks low and hits a BELLY2BELLY! Cover, TWO! Diamante drags Price up to wrap on an armlock but fans rally up.
Price fights up, fights free, but Diamante throws forearms back. Diamante whips, Price dodges and uses the corner to get around to KICK Diamante! Diamante shoves Price but Price CLOBBERS Diamante with an elbow! Fans rally as both ladies crawl, hot tags to Ivelisse and King! King fires off on Ivelisse, CHOPS Diamante, then fires off more! Ivelisse runs into a clothesline! And another! King boots Ivelisse, ROUNDHOUSES, and Price ENZIGURIS! GERMAN SUPLEX! Cover, Diamante breaks it! King drags Ivelisse up and fireman’s carries but Ivelisse fights free, to an OCTOPUS!
Diamante tags in, kicks King, and then hooks her up into a straitjacket ARMBAR! Price runs in but Ivelisse intercepts! King TAPS, Diamante and Ivelisse win!
Winners: Ivelisse & Diamante, by submission
The #CubanLinks crush the hopes of King and Price, and the tag cup winners keep on winning! Will the Cuban Diamond and La Sicaria get more gold to go with the medals?
Six Man Tag: Gunn Club VS Mike Verna & Bear Country!
Billy and his boys are no stranger to the Real Man of Steel, but this is the first time they’ve seen Bronson & Boulder up close. Will the Gunn Club be lost in Bear Country for the new year?
The trios sort out and Austin steps up against Verna. Fans rally up already as Verna calls out Billy! Billy tags in and circles with Verna, but Verna does the “Superman opens his shirt” move. Billy just says “SUCK IT!” Verna tags Boulder in and he ties up with Billy. Boulder puts Billy in a corner but the ref counts and Boulder backs off. Boulder elbows Billy, whips him corner to corner, runs in but Billy BOOTS! Billy runs into a POWERSLAM! Fans fire up as Boulder drags Billy over and tags in Verna. Verna stomps Billy, tells Billy to ‘ey oh, ‘ey! Verna runs, but into a mule kick! Austin tags in, he runs but Verna fireman’s carries! Austin slips out but Verna runs him over!
Things speed up, Austin hurdles and LARIATS Verna down! Austin is fired up and he runs in to uppercut! Tag to Colten, the brothers work together to uppercut, and DUNK ON Verna! Colten brings Verna out to body shot and underhook but Verna gets away! Tag to Bronson and he circles with Colten. They tie up, Bronson CLUBS Verna, then drags him up by his hair. Colten throws haymakers, whips, but Bronson reverses. Colten slides out, Verna gets him as he gets in, and then Bronson CLOBBERS Colten! Bronson drags Colten around, CLUBS him, then throws more hands. Bronson taunts Colten to tag his family but drags him away to tag in Boulder.
Bear Country has Colten for a headbutt to ribs, then Boulder puts Colten in the corner. Verna helps mug Colten and Boulder throws big elbows and clotheslines! The ref counts, Boulder lets off to whip Colten into the corner for a SPLASH! Tag to Verna and he drags Colten up to snap suplex! Cover, ONE, but Verna keeps Colten down with a facelock. Verna drags Colten over, tags Bronson in and they mug Colten. The Gunns rally the fans but Bronson DECKS Colten! Cover, TWO! Bronson keeps Colten down with a chinlock and Colten endures. Fans rally up, Colten fights up and throws body shots. Colten runs but Bronson CLOBBERS him!
Bronson drags Colten away from the Gunns, bumps him off buckles and fires off big body shots! Tag to Verna, Verna brings Colten to a suplex but Colten blocks. Verna clubs, tries again but Colten still resists. Verna clubs away, kicks but Colten blocks it, only for Verna to enziguri! Verna runs in but is put on the apron. Verna shoulders in, climbs up, but Colten gets under the leap. Colten runs but into a POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Verna drags Colten over, tags in Boulder, and Boulder stomps Colten. Boulder puts Colten in a drop zone and climbs up as fans rally. Boulder DECKS Billy, then goes up to MOONSAULT! Colten dodges and the moonsault FLOPS! Hot tags to Austin and Verna!
Austin rallies on Verna, hits Bronson for good measure, then uppercuts in the corner! Bronson gets in but Austin BLASTS him! Verna swings but misses, Austin trips and THROWBACKS! Cover, but Boulder breaks it! Billy is in but Boulder scoops him! Colten dropkicks it over! Bronson is in, he gets Colten with an URENAGE! Billy kicks Bronson for the FAMOUSER! Boulder runs at Billy but Billy dumps him out! Billy RAMS Boulder into barriers, but Verna ROCKS Austin with a right! Verna whips, Austin goes up and over, QUICK DRAW!! Cover, Gunn Club wins!
Winners: Gunn Club, by pinfall
And the family trio stays undefeated! Will 2021 be a big year for Billy and his boys?
Shanna VS Vipress!
Portugal’s Perfect Athlete has finally gotten back in the mix, and the new year is only just beginning! Will she be able to prove herself worthy of a top five ranking? Or will she be snake bit by another young hopeful?
The bell rings and Shanna circles with Vipress. They tie up, Shanna puts Vipress in a corner but Vipress turns it around. Vipress lets off, talks some smack but Shanna circles with her. They tie up, Vipress waistlocks, Shanna pries free and drop toeholds to then La Magistrol! TWO, Vipress runs into an arm-drag! And another! Shanna dropkicks Vipress down and fans fire up. Shanna drags Vipress up, reels her in, underhooks, but Vipress fights to get the ropes. The ref counts, Vipress elbows Shanna and throws her down by her hair! Vipress rains down rights, covers, ONE! Vipress STOMPS Shanna then kicks her to ropes.
Vipress talks smack as she chokes Shanna on the ropes but lets off at the ref’s count. Vipress runs to BOOT Shanna at the ropes! Cover, TWO! Shanna grits her teeth but Vipress chinbars and half nelsons. Shanna endures, fights up and fans rally for her. Vipress thrashes Shanna around but Shanna fights up. Shanna arm-drags free, staggers up but Vipress is on her. Shanna ROCKS Vipress, CHOPS her, then throws more forearms. Vipress is in the corner, Shanna fires off more! The ref backs Shanna off but Shanna whips Vipress corner to corner to elbow! Shanna keeps moving, big clothesline! And then a LEAPING LARIAT!
Shanna fires up and the fans follow as she has Vipress on the ropes. Shanna powers up, runs and BASEMENT DROPKICKS! Vipress is dazed, Shanna reels her in to underhook, FACEBUSTER! Cover, Shanna wins!
Winner: Shanna, by pinfall
Another young win streak continues! Will Shanna grow that streak until she has gold around her waist?
Matt Sydal VS Baron Black!
The third-eye is open, but it might be too focused on Cody Rhodes at New Year’s Smash. Will the EmpBruh take advantage and get a big win over this top tier, world class wrestler?
The bell rings and fans fire up for Sydal already. Sydal says he can open Baron’s third eye but Baron doesn’t want any of that. They circle, tie up, and go around. Sydal waistlocks, headlocks, shifts to a hammerlock then a snapmare and cover, ONE. Fans cheer that opening exchange as Sydal and Baron circle again. Sydal gets the arm, wrenches and wrangles Baron down, then cording holds to a keylock clutch. Baron endures, Sydal shifts to wrench and wristlock but Baron throws forearms. Baron snapmares, Sydal handsprings through to arm-drag Baron around! Sydal gets a ghost pin, TWO! Baron staggers up and Sydal stares him down as fans cheer.
Baron kicks Sydal low, throws haymakers, whips but Sydal counters with a huricanrana! Sydal SOBATS Baron down, then KICKS him in the leg. Sydal throws more kicks, then whips and elbows in the corner to an enziguri! Fans rally, Sydal wrenches and reels Baron in for a cobra clutch Russian Leg Sweep, and COBRA CAMEL CLUTCH! Sydal thrashes Baron around, Baron endures and fights his way to the ropebreak! Sydal lets go, Baron throws haymakers, and Baron DECKS Sydal! Sydal gets up, Baron reels him in for a clothesline! Baron drags Sydal back up, scoops but Sydal slips out for the SLICE! Cover, TWO!
Sydal keeps his cool and hits the standing mariposa! Sydal stomps and KICKS, but Baron counters with a DRAGON SCREW! Baron gets the Bow ‘n’ Arrow but Sydal pops out to a cover, TWO! Baron CLUBS Sydal, talks some trash and whips Sydal to the ropes, but Sydal sunset flips! TWO, to the BUTTERFLY STRETCH! Baron endures again, turns this to a cover, TWO! Sydal KICKS the leg again, then swings, but into Baron’s atomic drop! And BACKSTABBER! Cover, TWO! Sydal survives and fans cheer while Baron seethes. Baron CHOPS Sydal, EuroUppers, then runs, to elbow Sydal at the ropes! Baron keeps moving, but Sydal windmill kicks!
Fans fire up with Sydal as he puts Baron in a corner and hoists him up. Sydal climbs, Baron shoves him away but Sydal NO HANDS STEINERS! ROUNDHOUSE, to the LIGHTNING SPIRAL! Cover, Sydal wins!
Winner: Matt Sydal, by pinfall
Sydal strikes again, and he has momentum going into his “Go Big Show” showdown with Cody Rhodes! Will Sydal show Cody how big he can go?
Thunder Rosa VS Ashley Vox!
Britt Baker keeps saying the former NWA Women’s World Champion doesn’t belong in AEW, but that’s not her decision to make. Will Thunder Rosa strike down the Siren of the Sea to prove that to The Dentist?
The bell rings and Rosa circles with Vox. They tie up, go around, and Rosa waistlocks but Vos drops. Vox pries free, switches to a waistlock of her own but Rosa switches back. Rosa chinbars to a facelock, grinds Vox down, but Vox slips out to get the arm. Rosa reverses the wrench and wristlock but Vox wrenches back. Rosa throws body shots, CHOPS, and has Vox on the ropes. Rosa whips and arm-drags Vox around, and then dropkicks Vox down! Fans fire up with Rosa and she covers, TWO! Rosa throws the flowers in her away, whips Vox corner to corner, then runs in but Vox dodges!
Vox comes back and goes up the corner to springboard and huricanrana! Vox basement dropkicks and covers, TWO! Fans rally, Rosa gets to ropes but Vox runs in, only for Rosa to hotshot stungun! And neckbreaker! Cover, TWO! Rosa grows annoyed with Vox, stomps her down then drags her up. Rosa snapmares Vox, pushes her down and drops knees right to the chest and shoulders! Rosa shouts, “I’m the one who doesn’t belong here?!” Rosa drags Vos around to then run and drop a leg, brother! Cover, TWO! Rosa drags Vox up, scoops her, and RAMS her into the corner, then all the way to the other corner! OKLAHOMA STAMPEDE! And HEADSCISSOR HOLD!
Vox endures, Rosa drives elbows into her head over and over, but lets her go. Vox trips Rosa up and Rosa staggers to a corner. Vox runs in, Rosa goes up and catches her, for a TARANTULA! Rosa even throws elbows into ribs! The ref counts, Rosa lets go at 4 and shoves Vox down. Rosa drags Vox up, bumps her off buckles then seethes as she runs corner to corner, into an elbow! Rosa comes back but Vox BOOTS her! Vox throws hands but Rosa ROCKS her back! Vox rebounds to forearm, Rosa CHOPS, but Vox uppercuts! Rosa kicks HARD and Vox staggers, but Vox comes back to HEADBUTT! Vox fish hooks Rosa’s face to ripcord and SUPERKICK!
Fans fire up with Vox, she runs in but Rosa dodges! Vox is on the apron, she BOOTS back in, GET OVER HERE! The spinning Complete Shot hits, Vox covers, TWO!! Vox is shocked but she drags Rosa up. Rosa slips under and trips Vox up for a DEEP Queen Angelito and SLAM! Cover, TWO!! Vox survives but Rosa scoops her, only for Vox to roll through! TWO, and Vox has a chinbar and armlock! Rosa fights out, drags Vox up to a fireman’s carry, spinning USHIGOROSHI! Cover, TWO!?! Vox is a tougher opponent than Rosa thought, but she shrieks as she scoops, THUNDER DRIVER!! Cover, Rosa wins!
Winner: Thunder Rosa, by pinfall
Vox might be the #ReelDeal, but Rosa is as intense as anyone on the roster! Will Britt be in for a gut check when she and Rosa finally fight it out?
The Acclaimed VS Lee Johnson & Shawn Dean!
It doesn’t matter that Big Shotty is Nightmare Family or that The Captain is former military, Platinum Max Caster is still gonna diss ’em! “These guys got no wins, so I think we can take this. Is that guy 12? Yo I think he has braces! Big Shotty Lee only carries the flag for the Nightmare Fam while he carries the bags. Acclaimed, baby! Shawn Dean is the captain but he cappin’ a bunch. I’m a cut your mouth off like Cap’n Crunch! I’m the captain now, you just Captain Philips. And just to be honest, it’s a wack-ass gimmick, lil’ bitch!” Anthony Bowens gets in to shield Caster, and shouts, “AEW! The Acclaimed have arrived!” But will they be rolling into their big 8 Man Tag for New Year’s Smash?
The teams sort out and the 5 Tool Player starts with Johnson. They circle, fans rally up, but Caster takes a swipe. Johnson stares him down, ties up with Bowens and Bowens wrenches to a wristlock and hammerlock. Johnson reverses the hammerlock onto Bowens but Bowens headlocks to a takeover. Johnson headscissors, holds tight, but Bowens manages to pop out. Johnson wrenches the arm, Bowens steps through to wrench, but Johnson rolls and handsprings to hammerlock. Johnson headlocks, Bowens powers out but Johnson runs him over! Things speed up, Johnson hurdles and waistlocks but Bowens bucks him off.
Bowens runs but Johnson hurdles again, only for Bowens to trip him up! Johnson kicks Bowens down, they trade arm-drags but Johnson dropkicks Bowens down! Johnson double guns, covers, TWO! Johnson keeps on Bowens with an armlock, Dean tags in and they double whip Bowens to ropes. Bowens ducks the clotheslines, Caster tags in but Bowens is thrown with a double hip toss! Caster runs in but gets double Japanese arm-drags! Dean wrenches Caster’s arm, Caster pulls hair to whip free, but Dean dodges to dropkick Caster down!
Dean wraps on a chinlock and drags Caster away to wrench to a wristlock. Dean hits an elbow breaker, then enziguris! Dean dropkicks Bowens off the corner, then PLANCHAS! Dean goes back in the ring to FLY out onto Caster! Fans fire up with The Captain as he gives a shoutout to Brodie Lee. Dean puts Caster in, throws hands and hits a BIG BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Caster gasps for air but Dean drags him to a corner for haymakers. Dean runs in to corner splash, then runs corner to corner, only to be put up top. Dean boots back, leaps but Caster catches him to throw him at ropes! Caster runs to CLOBBER Dean! Cover, TWO!
Caster rains down rights, stomps Dean then drags him over to tag in Bowens. The Acclaimed double whip Dean to trip him up and drop elbow, basement dropkick and cover! TWO! Bowens drags Dean up, puts him in a corner and CHOPS him! Bowens CHOPS Dean again, stomps him down, digs his boot in but lets off at the ref’s count. Fans boo but Bowens soaks up the heat. Dean throws body shots but Bowens knees low. Bowens wrenches to an OLYMPIC SLAM! Cover, TWO! Bowens drags Dean over, tags in Caster, and Caster swaggers around to stomp Dean down. The ref counts, Bowens bails out at 4 and Caster covers, TWO!
Fans rally but Caster puts Dean in a cobra clutch. Dean fights up, Caster whips but Dean gets around to backslide, TWO! Caster has the arm, steps through and STOMPS Dean down! Cover, TWO! Caster drags Dean over, tags Bowens in, and The Acclaimed drag Dean up to throw body shots. They whip Dean, Dean uses Caster to swing and kick Bowens then he DDT’s Caster! Dean crawls but Bowens anchors a foot. Dean kicks Bowens away, and tags Johnson! Johnson rallies on Bowens, spins to elbow and neckbreaker! Kip up! Johnson fires up, gives his shoutout to Brodie and runs in to CHOP!
Johnson whips, Bowens reverses but Johnson goes up and over to come back, redirect and BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, but Caster breaks it! Dean whips but Caster throws Dean out. Johnson KNEES Caster out, Bowens O’Conner rolls! TWO, Johnson has the cover, TWO! SUPERKICK! Johnson drags Bowens to a drop zone, Caster RAMS Dean into barriers, and Caster is right up top with Johnson for a SUPERPLEX! Float through, Bowens is up top, CROSSBODY SLAM! Cover, Dean breaks it! The Captain saves Shotty but Caster throat chops him!
Caster elbows Dean, boots him from a corner, then Bowens torture racks and Caster dropkicks, THE ACCLAIM TO FAME! Bowens ROCKS Johnson, tags Caster, they combine for the modified MAGIC KILLER! Cover, The Acclaimed win!
Winners: The Acclaimed, by pinfall
Caster again kisses the hand of the defeated opponent, and then blows kisses to the crowd. Will he and Bowens be doing the same alongside The Hybrid2 for New Year’s Smash?
Fuego Del Sol VS Danny Limelight!
The Fire of the Sun and the Boricua Spider-Man have both given great matches but haven’t gotten that great win yet! Will this be the start of someone’s new win streak in AEW?
The bell rings and the two circle. The fans rally and duel, the two tie up, Fuego arm-drags but Limelight gives it back. Fuego arm-drags, then dodges an arm-drag, but Limelight kips up to arm-drag! Things speed up, Limelight hurdles but Fuego shoves, only for Limelight to spin him around and roll him, but Fuego rolls Limelight! ONE, Limelight backslides, TWO! Limelight jackknifes, TWO as Fuego bridges, and Fuego trips Limelight. Limelight kicks him away, both men kip up and stare down as fans fire up. Limelight offers a handshake but SLAPS Fuego, so Fuego dropkicks Limelight down!
Fuego CHOPS Limelight in a corner, whips but Limelight reverses. Fuego uppercuts back, hops up to KNEE-BOARD RANA! Limelight tumbles out, Fuego builds speed and goes to the corner, TRIANGLE QUEBRADA! Direct hit and Fuego is fired up! Fuego puts Limelight in, dodges him and tilt-o-whirls to a FUJIWARA! Limelight rolls through, lifts, but Fuego sunset flips, TWO! Limelight blocks a kick, gets up and under Fuego for a POWER BREAKER!! Cover, TWO! Fuego survives but Limelight taunts Fuego. Fuego gets to ropes but Limelight KICKS him! Limelight pulls Fuego against ropes in the motorcycle stretch but lets go at 4.
Limelight goes up to GUILLOTINE DOUBLE STOMP! Cover, TWO! Limelight is frustrated but he drags Fuego up. Fans rally, Fuego throws hands and runs, into a back kick! Limelight rolls to body scissor to a HALF CRAB! Fuego endures as Limelight pulls back, so Limelight goes for both legs. Fuego uses the legs to throw Limelight away! Fuego walks into a forearm, Limelight knuckle locks to go up, but Fuego goes up with him to SUPER STEINER! Limelight staggers to a corner, Fuego rallies on him with running forearms! Fuego back kicks, front kicks and mule kicks the legs to switch kick Limelight in the chin! Fuego has the straitjacket and turns for a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!!
Fuego fires up and fans join him. Limelight staggers up, Fuego runs, tilt-o-whirls, but Limelight torture racks! Limelight TOSSES Fuego onto the top rope! Limelight then positions Fuego, climbs up to join him, then goes up higher, for a SUPER SPANISH FLY! Cover, Limelight wins!
Winner: Danny Limelight, by pinfall
The Limelight finally gets to shine! Will Limelight turn this one victory into many as AEW enters the new year?
Fatal 4 Way: Frankie Kazarian w/ Christopher Daniels VS Griff Garrison w/ Brian Pillman Jr VS Angelico w/ Jack Evans VS Darius Martin w/ Dante Martin!
A massive match of tag teams, but with only one man each! This won’t affect SoCal Uncensored’s deal with themselves, but it could be very telling as to who takes them out. Will the Heavy Metal Rebel be able to overcome the Ivy League MVP, the South African Submission Specialist and one half of Top Flight, the Coldest Team in the Game?
The bell rings and Evans distracts everyone else with his praise of Angelico, but Kaz DECKS Angelico! Daniels gets in Evans’ face, but Darius WRECKS Evans with a dropkick! Griff rolls Kaz up, TWO and Kaz fires off strikes. Darius CROSSBODIES Kaz, dodges Griff to shove him, but Griff blocks the hip toss. Darius arm-drags and PELES Griff down then dusts himself off. Angelico runs in but is thrown back out, Kaz CHOPS Darius! Kaz CHOPS him again, throws haymakers, then whips Darius to ropes. Darius reverses, Kaz whips him away, things speed up but Darius holds ropes to slow this down. Fans cheer as Darius and Kaz circle.
Kaz kicks low, wrenches and Northern Lights! Bridging cover, TWO! Angelico returns but Kaz throws him out again! Griff runs in, Kaz dodges the boot and dragon sleepers but Griff fights out. Griff snapmares and BOOTS Kaz, cover, TWO! Darius is up top again and he watches Griff bring Kaz up. Griff and Kaz get under the leap, and everyone kicks at someone! They hop around, but Angelico gets in so they all let go to triple kick Angelico! Darius throws a forearm, Griff hammers Angelico, Evans talks smack on the apron again but Dante grabs at him. Evans kicks at Dante but Darius rolling kicks Evans down! Will Evans ever learn to shut up?
Kaz whips Angelico to a corner hard, and Angelico tumbles out. Griff puts Kaz on the apron, Kaz dodges Darius and Griff takes the forearm. Griff whips Darius, Darius goes up and over to headlock and whip, Griff gets the GUILLOTINE LEG DROP! Darius uses Griff as a step to dropkick Kaz down, and he drops a senton onto Griff, too! Darius builds speed but Evans trips him! Angelico gets in to Penalty Kick Darius, covers, TWO! Another, TWO! Angelico brings Darius up, Griff and Kaz brawl fast and furious, but Angelico chokes Darius in the corner with a boot. The ref counts Angelico and he stops, Kaz and Griff DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE each other down!
Angelico whips Darius, scoops him for a BIG back suplex and covers, TWO! Angelico grows annoyed but he drags Darius up. Darius throws forearms, Angelico swings on Darius but Darius blocks. Angelico scoops but Darius slips out, only for Angelico to capture him into a standing crossface. Griff runs in but Angelico gets him, double submissions! Kaz springboards to drop the leg on them all! All four men are down but fans rally up. Evans gets on the apron again and the ref tells him to get down. Evans doesn’t care, Kaz dodges Griff to ROCK Angelico! Kaz CLOBBERS Griff, LARIATS Darius, and then dropkicks Angelico down!
Kaz whips Griff, Griff reverses but Kaz hits big forearms! Fans fire up with Kaz, he throws Darius out to slingshot him back in for a CUTTER! Cover, Griff breaks it! Fans fire up, as do the tag partners. Angelico kicks low, whips but Griff reverses to BOOT! Griff fires up, BIG splash on Angelico! BIG splash for Darius! Griff kicks Angelico, catches Kaz, COMPLETE SHOT DDT COMBO! Cover on Angelico, TWO! Cover on Kaz, TWO! Griff keeps cool and runs at Darius but into a BOOT! Darius is up top, Griff UPPERCUTS him! Griff gives Kaz a boost, Darius hits Kaz, SUNSET BOMB! Cover, TWO as Griff drags Darius to a cover, TWO!
Griff BOOTS Darius, Darius sees Angelico running in, so he TIGER WALL KICKS TO A PELE, taking Angelico and Griff down at the same time! And of course, Evans is back on the apron to talk trash. The ref argues with Evans, Daniels yanks Evans down! Evans kicks Daniels into BPJ, and then Dante gets involved, it’s a brawl of the other four men! Darius dodges Angelico to DIVE out onto everyone! Griff ROLLING ELBOWS Angelico! Kaz O’Conners but Griff bucks him off. Griff scoops, Kaz slips out and around, INVERTED DDT! Cover, Kaz wins!
Winner: Frankie Kazarian, by pinfall
The Heavy Metal Rebel wins big for SCU, and this proves why he and The Fallen Angel are still a force to be reckoned with! Will The Addiction make 2021 their year?
Sammy Guevara VS Michael Nakazawa!
The Spanish God doesn’t care if it’s Dynamite, a PPV or just Dark, he always gives it his all! But when his opponent doesn’t mind greasing the wheels and digging down deep (in his own trunks), will it be so easy for the Best Ever?
The ref confiscates Nakazawa’s bottle of bod oil, but Nakazawa hides his spare in the buckles. The bell rings and Guevara circles with Nakazawa. They tie up, Sammy waistlocks and slams to float all over Nakazawa, then does push-ups off him. Guevara slips to a facelock, Nakazawa throws body shots but Guevara CLUBS Nakazawa. Nakazawa wants a Purple Nurple! Sammy fights those off, Nakazawa headlocks but Sammy powers out. Nakazawa runs Sammy over, things speed up but Sammy hurdles to then flip up and over to dropkick Nakazawa down! Nakazawa bails out while Sammy bows.
Sammy builds speed, DIVES and twists to take Nakazawa out! Sammy says this is on his time, and he stalks Nakazawa around the way. Sammy POSTS Nakazawa, refreshes the count, and then brings Nakazawa up to CHOP him! Fans rally, Sammy puts Nakazawa in at 3 of 10 then follows. Nakazawa gets to a corner, and CHOPS low! Sammy SLAPS Nakazawa then digs him into the buckles! “You think that’s funny!?” The ref counts, Sammy whips Nakazawa corner to corner then stomps away on him! The ref counts, Sammy lets off, and Nakazawa gets his oil! Nakazawa oils the mat, Sammy slips! Nakazawa sprays Sammy down, SLIPPING SENTON!
Nakazawa goes up top, leaps, FLYING TACKLE! Cover, TWO! Nakazawa keeps focus on Sammy as Sammy checks his teeth. Nakazawa drags Sammy up, but Sammy slips off. Nakazawa blocks the boot but not the HEEL KICK! Sammy fireman’s carries, Nakazawa slips off and O’Conner rolls to a bridge, TWO! Nakazawa runs in but gets buckles, Sammy RAMS in and ENZIGURIS! Nakazawa staggers, Sammy brags then springboards but Nakazawa dodges to SPEAR! Cover, TWO!! OLYMPIC SLAM! Cover, TWO! Sammy survives and Nakazawa is shocked! But Nakazawa unleashes the RASPBERRY JOCK STRAP!!
Nakazawa arms himself, Sammy shoves him and runs to KNEE Nakazawa down! Then the torture rack, GO TO HOSPITAL!! Cover, Sammy wins!
Winner: Sammy Guevara, by pinfall
GTH FTW, Sammy is on a roll! Sammy gets on the mic to say, “I have to sit down. My back hurts from carrying this whole damn show.” Fans boo but Sammy says they can’t boo him. They know how good he is and how not good they all are. But it’s a new year, 2021! Sammy speaks for all of us when he says, “Screw 2020! I am so happy tog et out of that year.” But 2021, dare he says, it is a “New year, new me,” etc. But Sammy doesn’t need to change anything! He works hard because that’s all he does! He gives all he has because that’s all he does. He doesn’t kiss ass, he works hard in the ring. And no one anywhere can do what Sammy does, and that’s be Sammy.
Sammy is a different animal, this, now and forever! Ain’t nobody better! But if there’s someone somewhere who disagrees, then call this the Sammy Guevara Open Challenge! “I don’t give a shit, anybody can come out and get it from me!” Sammy says he has 2021 spoilers! Sammy the future teller is the only one not surprised that Sammy Guevara will be champion here in AEW!
The Dark Order’s Alan Angels VS Serpentico w/ Luther!
This has been a very emotional time for all members of AEW, but especially for the group led by the late, great Mr. Brodie Lee. Will Number Five defeat SNAKEMAN to honor Brodie’s legacy?
The bell rings and Angels stares Serpentico down. Serpentico rushes in but Angels dodges. Serpentico tries again but Angels catches him in a facelock. Serpentico rolls to get the arm, Angels rolls to wrench back to a hammerlock but Serpentico switches. Angels reaches to get a headlock, shifts sides but Serpentico powers out. Angels runs Serpentico over, strikes a pose, and things speed up. Serpentico side steps, Angels redirects to back suplex but Serpentico lands on his feet. Angels bobs ‘n’ weaves to mule kick! Angels CHOPS Serpentico against ropes, whips him to ropes then waistlocks, but Serpentico pries free and rolls over Angels’ back.
Serpentico boots from a corner, hops up to huricanrana! Luther shouts orders but Angels runs in, only for Serpentico to elbow him away. Serpentico runs into a ROLLING ELBOW! Angels runs, dodges and RANAS Serpentinco! Dropkick! Serpentico bails out while Angels gives a shoutout to Brodie. Angels sees Serpentico get up to dropkick him down! Angels goes out, stares Luther down, but Serpentico kicks low. Serpentico throws haymakers, whips Angels but Angels reverse and Serpentico hits barriers. Serpentico puts Angels up and over and Angels clutches a leg. Serpentico goes to the ring but Luther drags him out to tell him to show no mercy!
Luther wants Serpentico to run, so Serpentico does and gets the boost, to BACK DROP ATTACK Angels down! The ring count starts but Luther tells the ref to stop. Angels and Serpentico are brawling on Peter Avalon’s heart shaped bed! Avalon isn’t going to be happy about this! It turns into a pillow fight but Angels DECKS Serpentico back to ringside! Angels dumps Serpentico over the railing, pursues back to the ring, and steps in for a SHOTGUN DROPKICK! Cover, TWO! Angels keeps his focus as he drags Serpentico up. Angels has the arms, Serpentico backs him into ropes, and Luther anchors a foot! SUPERKICK from Serpentico!
Serpentico drags Angels up by his mask, whips him around and out hard! Angels tumbles and sits up, Luther BOOTS him down! Luther scoops Angels to SNAKE EYES off the railing! Serpentico distracts the ref from seeing all this, then Luther puts Angels in for knee drops! Cover, TWO! Angels grits his teeth but Luther shouts at the ref to count faster. Serpentico stomps Angels, Angels CHOPS back, but Serpentico swings. Angels dodges, CHOPS again, but Serpentico snapmares and KICKS! Serpentico goes out and slingshot DOUBLE STOMPS! Cover, TWO! Luther is furious on Serpentico’s behalf but Serpentico runs in at Angels, but Angels elbows him away!
Serpentico fixes his head but runs into another boot from Angels! Angels dodges Serpentico to rally with forearms! Angels spins Serpentico, STANDING SLICED BREAD! Angels is on Serpentico but Serpentico elbows free. Serpentico waistlocks, Angels bucks him off, and catches Serpentico for a SIT-OUT BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Fans rally up as Angels goes to a corner and climbs up. Angels leaps, but Serpentico moves so Angels bails out of the splash. Serpentico rolls and SUPERKICKS Angels, then BASEMENT DDT’s! Cover, TWO!! Luther is furious again but Serpentico drags Angels to a drop zone.
Serpentico climbs up top and aims at Angels. Angels springs up to KNEE Serpentico! Angels climbs up, Serpentico fights back and ROCKS Angels! Serpentico enziguris, climbs back up behind Angels, and SUPER POISON RANAS! But Angels lands on his feet?! SPANISH FLY! Angels DIVES to take out Luther! Angels hurries back in, shoulders into Serpentico and slingshots to get the arms, WING SNAPPER!! Cover, Angels wins!
Winner: Alan Angels, by pinfall
Number 5 defies the odds and defeats Chaos Project’s SNAKEMAN! The Dark Order returns to celebrate with him, and Negative One has the mic. “You think you’re so smart because you’ve got a stupid red ball on your head. I know what I know because I have a brain, not a stupid red ball. And when you have a ball on your face, your face just looks stupid, and Dark Order will always beat you.” Will these words of wisdom convince more members of the AEW roster to #JoinDarkOrder in 2021?
A very fun episode, though still VERY long with 16 matches and two and a half hours of action. I do like that Danny Limelight got to have his first win in AEW, and this could be the start of something big for him. Nyla destroying Gracia in both the match and with a table was an interesting move to do but it does continue to keep Nyla strong in the monster heel department, but it could also mean Gracia is getting in on bigger stories in AEW. After all, she did have that win over KiLynn King to then face Hikaru Shida on Dynamite. Cutler and Avalon continue their win streaks, I wonder if they’re destined to meet again to see whose streak ends first.
Rosa VS Vox was a very good match to really help Vox shine, but of course Rosa wins. Rosa VS Britt is going to be brutal and that is great stuff. The Acclaimed still does a pretty good job tonight, but I think Caster is losing some steam on his diss raps. It’s probably tricky to keep this up week after against random teams. The Fatal 4 of various tag teams was great stuff, and could’ve been a main event, but it makes sense something Dark Order related was the last match aired. Sammy VS Nakazawa was good, and I hope his “Open Challenge” is used to start more crossover with the other partners of AEW. Bring one of the big names from Impact or NWA over to give us a great Dark main event.
And putting the Dark in Dark Order tonight, I really liked that AEW let “Negative One” Brodie Lee Jr. have some fun with the others. His “brawl” with Marko Stunt was fun, his trash talk promos on Stunt and Luther were actually pretty good, all things considered. I don’t know if Brodie Jr. could or should be part of the show all the time, but maybe once in awhile he gets to have fun like this, being around the people his dad worked with and had great friendships with.
My Score: 8.2/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (3/3/21)
Dynamite’s headed for Revolution!
AEW’s stars meet at the Crossroads!
Before the Revolution returns, AEW Dynamite ignites! And Cody Rhodes & Red Velvet meet Jade Cargill & SHAQUILLE O’NEAL in a stacked crossover Mixed Tag Match!
- Mixed Tag Match: Cody Rhodes & Red Velvet VS Jade Cargill & Shaquille O’Neal; Jade & Shaq win.
- PAC & Rey Fenix VS John Skyler & D3; PAC & Fenix win.
- Six Man Tag: Jurassic Express VS FTR & Tully Blanchard w/ JJ Dylan; FTR & Blanchard win.
- AEW Women’s World Title Eliminator Tournament Finals: Nyla Rose VS Ryo Mizunami; Mizunami wins and will face Hikaru Shida for the title at AEW Revolution.
- Face of the Revolution Ladder Match Qualifier: Preston Vance VS Max Caster; Caster wins and advances to the Revolution Ladder Match.
- Matt Hardy & Marq Quen VS Hangman Page & John Silver; Hangman & Silver win.
PLAY BY PLAY
Mixed Tag Match: Cody Rhodes & Red Velvet w/ Arn Anderson VS Jade Cargill & Shaquille O’Neal!
What a way to open the last Dynamite before Revolution! The American Nightmare’s battle with Shaq has been a long time coming, and it’s finally happening! Will Cody and Velvet stir it up against a duo of debuting giants?
The teams sort out and Cody starts with Shaq! The fans rally already as the two circle. Cody fires himself up and ties up with Shaq. Cody wrenches but Shaq SHOVES him down! Shaq double guns but Cody gets up to his feet. Fans rally and duel, Shaq encourages them to get louder, and things circle. Shaq shows off some rope a dope, then ties up with Cody again. Shaq powers Cody to a corner but Cody slips away to CHOP and CHOP! Shaq just tosses Cody in to CHOP him back! He didn’t even hit that hard and how loud was that?! Shaq CLUBS Cody, whips him and back drops him high and hard! Shaq has Cody in the corner and CHOPS him again! And KNEES him low and hard!
Cody staggers to the other corner, fans rally and duel more, and Shaq CHOPS him again! Cody ends up in the corner, Jade tags in! Velvet steps in, and the two stare down. Jade kicks Velvet low, whips her to a corner, but Velvet goes up and over and builds speed, only to run into a fireman’s carry! Velvet fights out with elbows, waistlocks, but Jade bucks her away. Jade BOOTS Velvet down, then shows off the fight pose. Velvet staggers to a corner, Jade runs in but Velvet bobs ‘n’ weaves to kick and HEEL KICK! Velvet forearms but Jade ROCLS Velvet, TOSSES her, then chokes her in the corner! The ref counts, Jade lets off, then TOSSES Velvet across the way!
Fans fire up and duel as Jade shows off by doing push-ups. Jade storms over to Velvet, whips her corner to corner hard, then soaks up some heat. Velvet BOOTS Jade from the corner, hops up top, and leaps for a BIG CROSSBODY! But Jade rolls through to FALL AWAY SLAM, and kip up! Jade fires up, and she pie faces Cody! Cody gets in to KNEE Shaq! Shaq gets up, Austin Gunn SMACKS him with a chair! But Shaq doesn’t flinch! Shaq turns around and CLUBS Austin, and his brother Colten! QT Marshall gets grabbed, the ref tells Shaq to stop! Shaq lets off, but Velvet SUPER MOONSAULTS onto everyone else!! Fans are fired up and Velvet stirs it up!
Jade gets in the ring, Velvet pursues, and she brings Jade up to ROCK her with forearms! Velvet whips, Jade reverses and kicks low to trip Velvet up. Jade hooks up the legs for a FIGURE FOUR! Velvet endures as Jade flexes and copies Cody. But Velvet turns it over onto Jade! Jade endures now, powers it back and pushes up, then blows a kiss to Cody. Velvet endures so Jade lets Velvet free to bring her up. Velvet throws body shots but Jade sweeps the legs! Jade goes out side, and starts looking under the ring! Jade brings out a TABLE! But this isn’t No Disqualifications! The ref and Shaq argue, Jade sets the table up, but Arn and the ref shout at her to stop.
Velvet goes out after Jade and clubs her! And bumps her off the table, to then put her in the ring! Velvet moves the table further from the ring, to bring out a second table! Velvet sets this table up, and it seems both women must just want to hurt each other, winning and losing be damned! Velvet goes up but Jade ROCKS her at the apron! Velvet shoulders back in, runs but Jade blocks the boot, only to take the ENZIGURI! Velvet hobbles and tags to Cody! Shaq gets in and he flexes on Cody. Shaq wants a test of strength, but then he switches hands on Cody. Cody still tries, they tie up, and Cody kicks low! But Shaq hits a knee! Shaq shouts out Brodie for a POWERBOMB!
Shaq mocks Cody but Cody BOPS him with the uppercut! And SCOOP SLAMS Shaq!! Cover, TWO!! Cody goes flying off the kick out, he tags to Velvet! Jade gets in but Velvet throws forearms! Jade gives them back and they go back and forth! Velvet CHOPS, Jade CHOPS! Velvet throws a forearm, another, another, but Jade CHOPS again! Velvet SLAPS Jade, Jade knees Velvet! Jade runs into a calf kick! Velvet fires up, runs, but into Jade’s SPINEBUSTER! Jade flexes and covers, Cody pulls her off! Cody hits Shaq, runs, and FLIES! Cody and Shaq crash through the tables!! Fans lose their minds, Jade freaks out, too, and Velvet is waiting! Jade turns around, for a SPEAR! Cover, TWO!!
Arn coaches Velvet to keep on Jade and she brings Jade up. Velvet clinches, scoops, but Jade is too tall! Jade scoops Velvet, but Velvet slips out. Jade blocks the forearm, spins Velvet and chicken wings, for a GLAM SLAM!! Cover, Jade and Shaq win!!
Winners: Jade Cargill & Shaquille O’Neal, by pinfall
Jade stands tall but Shaq looks out cold from crashing through the hardwood! Will Shaq be alright after his AEW debut? Is this win just the first of many for Jade?
AEW medics take care of Shaq.
They get him on a gurney, load him into an ambulance, and take him to local facility. Tony Schiavone wants a quick word, but… Where did Shaq go? Is Shaq magic?!
PAC & Rey Fenix VS John Skyler & D3!
Though they do not have their third point, Penta El Zero M, The Bastard and the Firebird are here to represent the Death Triangle! Will they bring the pain to the Southern Savior & the Prince of Rome?
The teams sort out, Fenix SUPERKICKS D3 off the apron and Pac ROCKS Skyler! Pac kicks and kicks and runs to BOOT Skyler down! Skyler scrambles, Pac tags to Fenix, and Death Triangle double whip to shove and BOOT him, UPPERCUT and SUPERKICK SWEEP COMBO! Fans fire up as Fenix goes up to tightrope KICK D3 back down! Pac FLIES and FOSBURY FLOPS D3 down! Fenix gives Skyler a fireman’s carry to the corner, Pac tags back in, Wasteland Slam to 450 SPLASH! Tag back to Fenix, Skyler is fed to the FIRE THUNDER DRIVER!! Cover, Death Triangle wins!
Winners: PAC & Rey Fenix, by pinfall
Deadly as ever, Pac and Fenix make fast work of their opponents tonight! Will they only be more dangerous once Pentagon returns?
The Inner Circle heads to the ring!
The dastardly duo of Chris Jericho & MJF are here for a press conference to supposedly answer for everything they did to the Young Bucks’ father last week. Fans sing Judas for Jericho and AEW goes to break.
AEW returns and Dasha is at the official podium as MJF and Jericho take their seats. The first question is from Barstool Sports, and is about what the AEW World Tag Team Championships mean to Y2MJF. Jericho says that everyone knows he is LE CHAMPION! That isn’t just a nickname, t’s the truth! But it’s been one year since he lost the AEW World Championship, so it’s time he has a title again! But with all the accolades he has, the greatness he has, he is a seven-time world tag team champion! SEVEN! With some of the biggest names in the industry, including Dwayne Johnson and Paul Wight! But none of them are better than MJF! And it is time for them to beat the hell out of the Young Bucks, just like they did to their stupid father!!
The second question is from Conrad Thompson of Grilling JR. The fighting is over, what are the odds of letting Sammy Guevara back into the Inner Circle? MJF can’t believe “turkey tits” here just asked that. Jericho said he never wanted to hear that name again, so get out of here! Go back to Nebraska! Next question! Brandon Walker of Barstool Sports ask why they attacked Papa Buck. Why? MJF is so sick of the shmucks out there making Papa Buck out to be a martyr! He attacked Jericho first! He did! So what they did was self-defense! But the worst part is that “that old worthless sack of crap” got his blood on MJF’s custom suit!
MJF knows most people can’t comprehend how expensive that is, but to put it in ways they can, he doesn’t shop at Target and Baby Gap! And if you thought what they did to Papa was bad, just wait until they get their hands on “Malnourished Matt” and “Not so Slick, I wish my hair was way more thick Nick!” But hey, it wasn’t their idea to attack Papa Buck, no. Did the Bucks think it was that smart to bring their bitch-ass pops down here? Especially knowing there isn’t a line that the Inner Circle wouldn’t cross? The Bucks need to do better. NEXT!
And it’s Eric Bischoff from 83 Weeks. His question is two parts, and he’ll direct the first part to Jericho. Do they know the condition of Papa Buck? And in Jericho’s list of stupid ideas, where does motivating the Bucks to come at you with a vengeance rank? Just curious. Jericho tells “Eric B” to shut his mouth! And second, they don’t know the condition of Papa Buck and they don’t care! As far as Matt & Nick go- They’re here! Matt & Nick step out on stage and glare at the Inner Circle. Nick knew that once this got started, the Inner Circle “pricks” would hurt their friends. But hurting their father makes this thing personal!
Matt says that their dad is the greatest dad in the world! He taught them everything they needed to know to be the men they are today! Being compassionate, have faith, love your family! They love their family! Papa Buck did everything that MJF’s and Jericho’s dads apparently failed at with them! Papa Buck taught them to dream big, and when he couldn’t afford to put them through college, he built them their own wrestling ring with his bare hands! Papa Buck taught them not to just stand idly by and let someone else do the work. You do it yourself! That DIY spirit is what created the Young Bucks, Being the Elite, and ALL ELITE WRESTLING! Without Papa Buck, there would be no Young Bucks or an AEW!
Laugh now, but do you know what that means? Then that means MJF is still at home, unemployed, on call with the Rosie O’Donnell Show! And for Jericho, let’s be honest! He’d be jerking the curtain at “the Performance Center.” Because Papa Buck taught them empathy, faith, family and one other thing! Stand up for yourselves and maybe kick some ass! DOUBLE SUPERKICKS for tY2MJF! Things bust off with the Inner Circle but Brandon Cutler gets in! Referees rush out to stop this but that’s easier said than done! Wardlow tackles Cutler, Matt SUPERKICKS Santana and Nick tosses Ortiz! The Good Brothers are here to help out! They have tables set up and Nick ROCKS Ortiz!
Matt heads over, dares someone else to come get them, and Nick puts Ortiz on a table. Karl Anderson keeps Ortiz down while Nick climbs up! Nick aims from above the tunnel, and Matt has Santana off the stage! 450 AND MACHO ELBOWS through tables!! The Bucks are fired up and Y2MJF look worried, as they should! Will Matt & Nick teach Jericho & MJF what happens when real men fight back?
AEW profiles what it means to have an “Exploding Barbed Wire Death Match.”
America hasn’t seen something like this in 25 years! Once you hit the barbed wire ropes and trigger the switches, there WILL be explosions! Not only that, but the barbed wire will cut you up mercilessly! This will be something to remember for a long, long time because of the violence, the unknown, and the two men in it. Atsuhi Onita says the rules here are fitting for Moxley and Omega. It is unpredictable, dangerous, and painful. But Moxley’s honor won’t let him do any less to take Omega out or be forced into retirement trying. Will the Maniac take back what the Cleaner stole from him? Or will he give up everything in return?
Six Man Tag: Jurassic Express VS FTR & Tully Blanchard w/ JJ Dylan!
Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood are more than honored to have a legendary tag team wrestler come out of retirement for one night and join them in battle! But will it also be the end of them as Jungle Boy, Luchasaurus & Marko Stunt are coming #ForTheirRevenge?
AEW returns and Jurassic Express make their entrance. The trios sort out, Tully starts with Stunt and they tie up. Tully puts Stun in the corner, fires off body shots and knees, then tags in Dax. Stunt slips away, Jurassic Express back him up, and they stare FTullyR down! Stunt swipes at Cash but everyone cools off. Jungle Boy tags in, he and Dax tie up as a return from their great singles showdown. Dax puts JB in a corner, the ref calls for a break but Dax throws body shots and CHOPS! Dax throws EuroUppers, pulls hair, but JB elbows Dax, hits Cash, repeat! JB CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS, whips, but Dax runs him over!
Things speed up, JB hurdles, drops, hurdles and dropkicks! Cash runs in but gets a dropkick! Tully distracts JB, Dax shoves him but JB rebound LARIATS! JB GERMAN SUPELXES Cash, trips up Dax, and gest the SNARE TRAP! Cash gets in to drag JB off the hold! JB trips Cash up and puts CASH in the Snare Trap! It’s on the outside so Cash tapping doesn’t matter! Dax gets something from Dillon! Tully talks with the ref about JB holding onto his hold, JB goes in and Dax SMACKS JB with a shoe!! Cover, TWO!! JB survives the classic SHOE screw job! Fans fire up, Dax bumps JB off buckles and tags in Tully. They mug JB, Tully CHOPS JB and JB bails out.
FTR hold the rope and Tully builds speed, to Fargo Strut instead. Tag to Dax, he drags JB up and throws him hard into railing! Fans rally and duel as AEW goes picture in picture.
Dax THROWS JB into more railing, then pulls up floor mats! Dax scoops and SLAMS JB on the bare concrete! JB writhes, Dax talks trash, then he drags JB up and ROCKS him with a EuroUpper! Tag to Cash, Cash fetches JB and toys with him. Cash puts JB in, drags JB up and whips him for a HARD shoulder at the ropes! Cash DECKS JB with a EuroUpper! FTR soak up the heat as Cash stomps JB down! Tag to Tully and he stomps JB around. Tully drags JB up, bumps him off buckles, then tags in Dax. Dax drags JB by his hair, CLUBS him on his back, then paces about. Tully stands on JB’s hair out of the ref’s sight!
Dax drags JB up, snapmares him and wraps on a chinlock. Dax grinds JB down and thrashes him around into a stretch. Dax fish hooks JB’s face, the ref reprimands, so Dax jams an elbow into JB”s face! Dax clamps onto JB’s face again with a smothering chinlock! JB endures as Dax grinds his forearm in over an dover, but the ref reprimands. Dax lets off, taunts Stunt, but the ref keeps Stunt out. Dax puts JB in a corner and CHOPS him! AEW returns to single picture as the CHOPS fly, and JB hits a BIG back suplex! Both men are down, fans rally up, Cash tags in to intercept JB! Cash scoops and RAMS JB into a corner, to then SLAM him down!
Cash hops up and leaps, but the Vader Bomb gets BOOTS! JB is down, as is Cash, and fans rally as they crawl! Hot tags to Dax and LUCHASAURUS! Luchasaurus runs FTR over, throws big hands and CHOPS, then BOOTS Cash and mule kicks Dax! Luchasaurus fires off on Cash in a corner and Tully starts slipping in. Stunt becomes Luchasaurus’ weapon to CROSSBODY Tully down! Luchasaurus choke grips FTR, but they both kick low! Cash DECKS Stunt, then FTR whips Luchasaurus corner to corner! Luchasaurus powers through their double clothesline to waistlock Cash! Cash grabs at Dax, Luchasaurus GERMAN SUPLEXES them both!! AND KIPS UP!
Fans are thunderous for Luchasaurus as he choke grips Dax. Dax slips out of the lift, baits Luchasaurus into a corner and POSTS him! Dax climbs up, JB runs over to go up and SUPER STEINER Dax into a POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Luchasaurus is surprised but he tags JB in. Cash drags Luchasaurus out to TORNADO DDT him to the floor! JB WRECKS Cash with a dropkick, Dax runs in but JB elbows and ECKS him! JB DECKS Tully, climbs up top, but Cash returns to anchor JB! Dax climbs, Cash tags in! SUPERPLEX and FROG SPLASH! The Power and Glory! Cover, TWO!! Cash GERMAN SUPLEXES! Bridging cover, TWO!! SNAP DRAGON! Bridging cover, STUNT SPLASHES IN!
Tully goes after Stunt to slingshot BRAINBUSTER!!! Fans can’t believe they’re seeing it again! But Tully turns around and Luchasaurus is there! Tully eggs him on, Luchasaurus choke grips, but Luchasaurus has a heart, so he just TAIL WHIPS Tully instead! JB tags Luchasaurus in, they focus on Cash, JURASSIC EXPRESS! Cover off the back suplex bomb, TWO!?!? Cash survives but barely! JB builds speed to DIVE, but who was that in the beanie?! He took the shot for JB, and Dax gets Luchasaurus so the same mystery man can CLOBBER Luchasaurus! Tag to Cash, then to Tully! They combine for a DOUBLE SPIKE PILEDRIVER!! Cover, FTullyRwins!!
Winners: FTR & Tully Blanchard, by pinfall
One way or another, the returning legend gets a win alongside the self-professed best tag team ever! And speaking of all that controversy, the man in the beanie was SHAWN SPEARS! The Chair Man returns, and is now on the team! Coach Arn is watching from the tunnel, and says he’s seeing this foursome. Is this a revival of the Horsemen?
Tony Schiavone is on stage with big news!
AEW is expanding and now has a third show of in-ring programming: Dark Elevation! And his cohost for that will be… THE GIANT, PAUL WIGHT! #NoMoreBS, but definitely big things for AEW! Schiavone is glad to have “G” here, and the fans are loving this! Did anyone see this turn coming? But that aside, Schiavone’s known Wight since he had long hair and a bright future. Wight is so happy to be in AEW. Fans chant “Welcome Home!” and Wight is definitely glad to be back on TNT. He is looking forward to working with the talent in AEW, and cohosting Elevation with Schiavone. There, Wight can do color commentary on the amazing and young talent!
But don’t worry, Wight will take this job seriously, too. He has a scoop! The biggest scoop EVER! Oh? This Sunday, AEW Revolution, they will hire and put under contract a Hall of Fame talent that will be a HUGE asset to AEW! But it’s not who you think. You’ll find out and Wight wants us to know you heard it here first! Who could Wight be suggesting?
AEW Women’s World Title Eliminator Tournament Finals: Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero VS Ryo Mizunami!
Two hard hitting wrestlers had hard fought roads to this moment! The Native Beast beat the Brazilian Blackbelt, the Doctor and the former NWA Women’s World Champion, while Aneki defeated “Fallen Idol” Maki Itoh, THE Aja Kong, and “Magical Girl” Yuka Sakazaki! The Full Metal Warrior, Hikaru Shida, is watching this one very closely, but which familiar foe will she be facing at Revolution?
The bell rings and the two circle as fans fire up. Ryo is fired up already but Nyla just doesn’t seem to get what’s going on with her. They tie up, Ryo tries to power Nyla back but Vickie shouts for Nyla to push her back. Nyla does push Ryo to ropes, but the ref counts and Nyla lets off. Nyla swings, Ryo dodges to fire off forearms! Ryo runs, rams Nyla, but Nyla stays up. Ryo powers up and runs, but Nyla stays up again. Nyla ROCKS Ryo with a right but Ryo hits back! They go back and forth with forearms, faster and faster! Ryo gets the edge, whips, but Nyla reverses. Ryo dodges but Nyla runs her over! Nyla mocks Aneki’s dance moves before stomps Ryo down.
Nyla drags Ryo up, reels her in, but Ryo back drops her away! Aneki unleashes the real dance moves, runs in and forearm smashes Nyla! Ryo shoulders, CHOPS, CHOPS and machine gun CHOPS away! Kojima would be proud! Ryo apologizes to the ref, fires up some more, and CHOPS again! Nyla sputters, Ryo fires up, does some miming, and runs in to CLOBBER Nyla! Cover, ONE!! Nyla gets up but Ryo keeps focus. Ryo powers up but Vickie distracts her! Nyla BOOTS Ryo down then hits a SOMERSAULT SENTON! Cover, TWO! Vickie is furious but Nyla chokes Ryo at the ropes! The ref counts, Nyla lets off, and Ryo is in more pain from Vickie’s shrieking than anything.
Nyla whips Ryo, scoops her and POWERSLAMS her! Cover, TWO! Nyla grows annoyed as AEW goes picture in picture.
Nyla drags Ryo up, chokes her on ropes again, and Vickie is again in Ryo’s face! Nyla lets off as the ref counts, Vickie keeps screeching at Ryo, and Nyla stalks Ryo to a corner. Ryo hits back but Nyla stomps her down. Nyla drags Ryo up, bumps her off buckles, then stands on her! The ref counts, Nyla lets off at 4, and then goes out to drag Ryo to the outside. Nyla RAMS Ryo into railing! Nyla makes sure Shida is watching as she drags Ryo up and makes her way to the fans. Nyla CLUBS Ryo down, drags her over, and RAMS her into railing again! Ryo sputters, staggers up, and Nyla gets in Shida’s face about the cup and the belt.
Nyla goes back to Ryo but Ryo hits body shots! Nyla CLUBS Ryo, puts her in the ring, then follows to stomp away! Nyla drags Ryo around into a chinlock stretch but Ryo endures. Nyla slowly hooks Ryo up into a camel clutch but still Ryo endures. Fans rally, Ryo reaches and powers up, but Nyla CLUBS her down! Nyla drags Ryo up, whips her to the corner, and runs in to SPLASH! Nyla keeps moving but Ryo follows to clothesline! AEW returns to single picture as Ryo reels Nyla in. Nyla is too big to scoop, and she scoops Ryo to SLAM her instead! Fans boo as Nyla steps on Ryo on the way to the corner. Nyla climbs up, leaps, but her Swanton FLOPS!
Ryo fires up again and fans are rallying with her! Ryo slaps some sense into herself, Nyla runs in but Ryo dumps her out! Ryo runs and RAMS Nyla off the apron! Aneki’s fire is back as Ryo drags Nyla up and reels her in. Nyla bumps Ryo off the apron first! Nyla climbs up, Vickie is shriller than ever, but Ryo SWEEPS THE LEGS! Nyla hits apron, Ryo climbs up fast, and APRON LEG DROPS!! Nyla staggers and sputters then falls over! The ring count climbs, Ryo waits in the ring and fans rally for “A E DUB!” Nyla slowly rises at 5 of 10, Vickie is freaking out, but Ryo sees Nyla won’t stay down forever! Ryo climbs, Nyla gets back in, and Ryo LEAPS for another leg drop! Cover, TWO!!
Ryo grows frustrated but she drags Nyla up to fire off forearms from all sides! Ryo has Nyla wobbling but Nyla stays up! Nyla ROCKS Ryo right back! Ryo gets up again, throws a forearm, but Nyla throws a clothesline! They keep hitting back and forth, Nyla ROCKS Ryo again, then runs, but Ryo swats the lariat away! Ryo fires off lariats point blank! Nyla stays up, Ryo runs but Nyla CLOBBERS her! Nyla drags Ryo up fast, fireman’s carries and DEATH VALLEY DRIVERS! Cover, TWO!?! Ryo survives and fans are fired up! “This is Awesome!” but Nyla isn’t done yet! She hangs Ryo out to dry, then goes to the corner! Nyla climbs, leaps, GUILLOTINE KNEE!! Cover, TWO!?!?
Vickie is shrieking like the banshee she is as Nyla drags Ryo around. Fans are fired up for Ryo as Ryo resists the bomb lift! Ryo throws body shots and palm strikes, then hits an EXPLODER!! Nyla is in a drop zone, Ryo hurries up top! Nyla hurries up, too, and ROCKS Ryo with a haymaker! Nyla climbs, brings Ryo up, and hits a SUPERPLEX!! Nyla slowly crawls to the cover, TWO!! Ryo gets a waistlock and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Ryo fires up again, Nyla stands, Ryo SPEARS!! Ryo drags Nyla back to a drop zone, goes back up top, and Vickie is losing her mind as Ryo hits the SUPER LEG DROP!! Cover, RYO WINS!!
Winner: Ryo Mizunami, by pinfall (wins the AEW Women’s World Title Eliminator Tournament)
Shida commends Ryo on that fight, and hands her the Women’s Eliminator Cup. Ryo thanks her and shakes her hand, to then SUCKER PUNCH her! Ryo eggs her on and Shida hits back! They brawl, Shida DECKS her challenger, and picks up her belt again. What a way to say hi to an old rival! Imagine what that title match is going to be like!
AEW returns with Schiavone back in the ring.
The Street Fight at Revolution is coming, so Schiavone introduces… STIIIIING~! The snow, the crow and the Icon! Sting walks out and fans are fired up to see him. Schiavone says Sting came back with Darby Allin last week to take the fight back to Team Taz. Sting has never looked better, and Sting says it’s great Schiavone says that. It evolves every single week, but then Sting found out a couple weeks ago he wasn’t when he got powerbomb’d by Cage! But Sting thanks The Machine for shaking off that rust! Sting feels like he’s ready for that Street Fight!
But then Ricky Starks comes out to tell “Stinger Man” to pump the brakes. He’s here on his own, so don’t worry about an attack. Starks is sick of the “Budding romance.” We’ve seen things go back and forth, but Sting showed something Starks hadn’t seen. Sting tore it up, and Starks is man enough to admit he saw something he hadn’t seen, and that was the fire! Sting’s still got it! But even so, Starks still doesn’t see the Icon. He SLAPS Sting, so Sting DECKS Starks! Sting rips Starks’ shirt off and whips him out of his shoes to CLOBBER him! Starks flounders, Sting is on him for another whip! STINGER SPLASH! Starks flops down, Sting gets the legs! SCORPION DEATHLOCK!!
Starks endures, taps, but here comes Team Taz! Hook gets Sting in a sleeper! Sting SMACKS Hook away, but Will Hobbs gets Starks out and Cage attacks Sting! But here comes DARBY ALLIN! No zipline this time, he just jumps on Cage’s back! Cage rams him into buckles but Darby holds on! Sting runs in, STINGER SPLASH! Darby goes up top, to missile dropkick! The Icon and the Relentless run off Team Taz, but what happens when things are finally unleashed for the Street Fight!?
Face of the Revolution Ladder Match Qualifier: Preston Vance w/ The Dark Order VS Max Caster!
Number 10 surely heard Platinum’s diss track just for him, and now it’s time for him to respond directly! Scorpio Sky also watches from commentary to see who joins him, Cody Rhodes, Lance Archer and, if he is medically cleared, Penta El Zero M at Revolution! But first, Platinum gives us a special bonus track on Preston! “Listen! Listen! This guy’s big but a small talker. I shoot you up like Lady Gaga’s dog walker! This dude is mad soft, there is no future if you take your mask off! His names 10 but a 5 in the looks department. Like the fireball just hit Ronnie Garvin! Now you gettin’ burnt up! Platinum Max, I got this place turnt up!”
He ain’t done spittin’! Negative One ’bout to catch a butt whippin’! See Max in the streets- Negative One is fired up and Vance holds him back. Caster skips the rest and that was for the best, but who will get this won and head for Revolution?
The bell rings, Caster and Vance circle as fans rally. They tie up, Vance rolls Caster up, TWO! Caster scrambles away and tries to mock Vance still. Caster calls for a test of strength but kicks low. Caster clamps onto an arm, Vance powers out but Caster runs Vance over! Scorpio runs both guys down as being less skilled wrestlers, Caster runs but Vance goes to hip toss. Caster blocks but Vance blocks back to CLOBBER Caster! Cover, TWO! Vance drags Caster up, headlocks, but Caster powers out. Vance runs Caster over, things speed up, and Vance crossbodies! Cover, TWO! Vance keeps on Caster and hauls Caster up, but Caster gets away to a corner.
Vance CHOPS Caster, keeps him close and climbs up to rain down punches! Fans count and Vance gets only 4 before Caster slips out. Caster runs, only gets buckles, and Vance finishes the punches to get 10! Vance has fans fired up, runs in and CLOBBERS Caster out of the ring! Fans rally while Scorpio continues to talk trash on even Cody Rhodes and Lance Archer. Vance bumps Caster off the apron, then again, then runs in, only for Caster to POST him! Caster runs in to dropkick Vance into barriers!
AEW goes picture in picture as Caster mugs Vance and puts him in the ring. Cover, TWO! Caster grows annoyed, but he clamps onto an arm to grind Vance down. Vance fights up but Caster wrangles him down with a wristlock! Vance grinds forearms in Caster’s face but Caster holds on to drag Vance up again. Caster wrenches, yanks the arm, then whips Vance, only for Vance to reverse. Caster slips off the spinebuster and CLUBS Vance down! Caster pulls on the arm, hammerlocks it, and locks it down to taunt and KNEE Vance! Vance gets to a corner, Caster wraps the bad arm around ropes and pulls! The ref counts, Caster lets off at 4, and he goes after Vance in another corner.
Vance fires body shots back, but Caster wrenches and YANKS the arm again! Caster clamps on with smothering chinlock and AEW goes to break.
AEW returns and both men rise, but Vance rallies with big clotheslines! Vance whips Caster, and back drops him high and hard! Caster goes to a corner, Vance runs in but Caster elbows him away! Caster runs but into the SPINEBUSTER! Scorpio puts his hoodie over more than these two, but Caster puts Vance on the apron. Vance SLINGSHOT SPEARS! Cover, TWO!! Caster survives but fans rally with Vance as he aims from a corner. Caster staggers up, Vance runs in, but Caster hits a takedown! Caster has SHANKLY GATES! Vance endures the keylock stretch and gets the ropebreak with feet!
Caster lets off just long enough to SNAP BRAINBUSTER Vance! Caster goes up top as Scorpio says that’s dumb, and Vance avoids the Mic Drop Elbow! Vance and Caster slowly rise again, and Vance runs in at the corner! Caster boots Vance, hops up, but Caster’s rana is blocked to a BOMB! Cover, ROPEBREAK!! Caster survives and Vance can’t believe it! “This is Awesome!” as Vance drags Caster. Caster kicks Vance away, then yanks him into ropes! Caster distracts the ref, and is that Jack Evans with Anthony Bowens’ boombox?! Evans CRACKS Vance with it!! Evans slithers under the ring, Caster covers Vance, Caster wins!!
Winner: Max Caster, by pinfall (advances to the Face of the Revolution Ladder Match)
Scorpio says Caster will just be disappointed now because he’s going to lose that Ladder match! But wait, Evans did that favor to Caster as a way to get paid by #BigMoneyMatt! A whopping $4200 for taking out Number 10 of the Dark Order! This is all because Hardy hates Hangman for pulling one over on him! Caster is fine with that, but will he benefit from all 4200 reasons he just won?
AEW has big things for Revolution Weekend!
First of all, AEW Dark has a special airing on Saturday to fit in all the action before the PPV! Then, a Buy-In match has been made! Britt Baker & Rebel will face Thunder Rosa & Riho! Will The Doctor and her assistant be able to beat a former NWA Women’s Champion and a former AEW Women’s Champion in one match?
The Best Man gave “Charles” Taylor a week, but he couldn’t even face Miro like a man! Miro is just trying to protect Chuck but now he has to hurt him! The people will now get what they want: DESTRUCTION! Miro is going to stop playing games, and it will be GAME OVER for Chuck!! Will the Best Man and Kip “Superbad” Sabian put a stop to all the fun the Best Friends are having?
Matt Hardy & Marq Quen VS Hangman Page & John Silver!
Before the Big Money bet, Hardy and his other Private Party protégé will take on the Cowboy and Number 3! But after what we just saw Hardy pay Evans to do to Number 10, will Hangman & Johnny Hungy eat Hardy and Quen alive?
The teams sort out, Silver and Quen start and circle. Fans rally, Silver shoots in to TOSS Quen, then he clamps on with a headlock. Quen gets the ropebreak, Silver lets up, and Quen powers Silver to the corner. Hardy steps back as Quen lets off for the new ropebreak, and Hardy gets a cheap shot in! Quen clubs away on Silver, kicks him to a corner, then wrenches him to tag Hardy in. Hardy Party mugs Silver, Hardy wrenches but Silver ROCKS him! Silver headlocks, Hardy throws body shots, and powers out. Hangman tags in, Hardy shoves Silver at him! Hangman and Silver hug it out and Hardy eggs Hangman on, only to tag Quen back in.
Quen and Hangman circle, Hangman dodges the clothesline to fire off haymakers! AEW goes picture in picture as Hangman stomps away in the corner!
The ref counts, Hangman lets off, and Hangman is fired up as he scrapes Quen on the ropes! Hangman whips, back drops Quen high and hard, then swings on Hardy! Hardy gets away, Hangman goes back to Quen and drags him up. Tag to Silver, they mug Quen, and Silver whips Quen to back drop him high and hard, too! Silver’s friggin’ jacked, baby! Silver drags Quen up and bumps him off buckles. Tag to Hangman, they double whip Quen but Quen kicks them back! Quen throws hands, runs, but into a DOUBLE BACK DROP that sends him flipping through the air! Quen flops to the apron and Hangman stalks over to bring him back in.
Hangman drags Quen up, CHOPS him off his feet, then drags him back up. Hangman snap suplexes, covers, TWO! Quen hurries to ropes but Hangman drags him back up. Tag to Silver, they mug Quen at ropes, and Silver throws big haymakers! Quen ends up in a corner, Silver fires off more shots, then he TOSSES Quen across the way! Silver flexes on Hardy, looms over Quen, and brings him up for forearms. AEW returns to single picture as Silver military presses Quen. Quen slips off and shoves Silver to the apron and fires off! Quen chokes Silver on the ropes, the ref counts, Quen lets off but Hardy hits an APRON SIDE EFFECT! Fans boo but Hardy gets away with that one.
Quen tags Hardy, Hardy drags Silver up and ROCKS him with a haymaker. Hardy bumps Silver off the apron, puts him back in and then covers, TWO! Hardy rains down rights, drags Silver up and puts him back in the corner. Quen tags in, they mug Silver with knees to his back, then stomps to his front! Quen digs his boots in, the ref counts and Quen lets off. Quen flexes now then drags Silver up to scoop and SLAM! Tag to Hardy, he hops up and soaks up the heat before he jumps, into Silver’s KICK! Both Silver and Hardy are down, crawling, and Hardy tries to keep Silver from Hangman. Silver BOOTS Hardy away, and reaches out!
Hardy drags Silver away again, but Silver gets around to hit a STANDING SLICED BREAD! Hot tags to Hangman and Quen! Hangman rallies on Quen with big forearms! Hangman whips, Quen dodges but Quen runs into a POP-UP SPINEBSUTER! Hangman runs at Hardy but Hardy avoids the boot! Hangman drags Quen up, Quen kicks a leg and whips Hangman to the corner! Hardy holds Hangman but Hangman gets away as Quen runs in, and the BOOT hits Hardy! Hangman scoops Quen for a FALL AWAY SLAM! Hangman kips up and PLANCHAS Hardy down! Hangman rains down rights, puts Hardy in the ring, but Quen is after Hangman with stomps!
Fans boo but Quen pie faces Hangman, only to run into a fireman’s carry, DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Fans fire up as Hangman drags Quen back up and throws him to the corner. Hangman dares Hardy to man up and tag in, but Quen bails out to regroup with Hardy instead. Hardy puts Quen back in, but Hangman kicks and suplexes him. Quen slips out to dropkick Hangman’s leg! NOW Hardy wants in, so Quen tags him! Hardy hits Hangman with a neckbreaker! Hardy calls for his finish, kicks but Hangman slips out to back suplex! Quen runs in but Hangman dumps him out! Silver tags in and he SPEARS Hardy!
Silver fires off furious fists, but Hardy hits a Twist, only for Silver to backslide! Hardy rolls off, but Silver kicks, KICKS, SUPERKICKS and BRAINBUSTERS!! Cover, TWO!! Silver’s Beaver Boy Blitz couldn’t finish this! Quen trips Hangman off the apron, hotshots Silver, and Hardy hits a back suplex! Tag to Quen, Quen climbs up, Silver stands up to get the MISSILE DROPKICK! Quen gets up, runs in but Silver OBOTS! Hangman tags in, Silver is the decoy and he KICKS Quen to send into Hangman’s ROLLING ELBOW! Silver ENZIGURIS, Hangman POP-UP POWERBOMBS Quen!
Silver reels Quen in to wheelbarrow, GERMAN SUPLEX, to the BUCK SHOT!! Hangman stares Hardy down and Hardy backs off! Cover, Hangman & Silver win!
Winners: Hangman Page & John Silver
But Hardy is a sore loser and he assaults the winners with a mic! Hardy tells Hangman that he hates him, and in their Big Money Match, Hardy will take everything from Hangman! This was all just a trap! Hardy is going to make it so Hangman won’t even make it to Revolution! But here comes the rest of the Dark Order to attack Hardy! Maybe Hardy is the one who won’t make it to the PPV! But here come the Casino Battle Royal field! Butcher and Blade, Chaos Project, Cezar Bononi & “Pretty” Peter Avalon attack the Dark Order, but then they’re countered by Bear Country, the Varsity Blondes, the Natural Nightmares, the Sydal Brothers and SCU!! It is tag team turmoil in the ring to say the least, and Negative One is just reveling in it from the stage!
BUT HERE COMES DEATH TRIANGLE!! PAC & Fenix are last minute entries in that match and they want to get their shots in! Hardy tries to run away but Negative One tells him he’s in for a bad time on Sunday! Will Hangman be the one to bankrupt Big Money Matt after the Revolution?
An awesome episode for AEW, and even a great go-home. I didn’t think we’d open with the Mixed Tag, but Shaq was great, of course Jade was good, and though Shaq took that table spot, it makes sense for his team to win. Jade has been waiting a long time for this debut so it makes sense for her to win and start her career off strong. Shaq’s disappearing act was interesting, I have no idea what that could mean. We got a great Six Man out of FTR and Jurassic Express, but I should’ve figured FTR finds a way to cheat and win. Shawn Spears being part of that is a natural move, and it just makes sense that he is part of their faction now. I don’t know if “FTR” will be the name that applies to the group or if they’ll have some new name, but it’s about time this happened.
Nyla VS Ryo was a great match, and I am happily surprised that Ryo won. As great in story it would’ve been for Nyla and Shida to have a rematch from Double or Nothing, I feel like it is much better for everyone watching to see Shida VS Ryo, which we certainly haven’t seen in AEW and hasn’t happened in some time. With that match up, I feel like the title match could go either way. If Ryo wins, that’d freshen up some things, even though Shida hasn’t faced everyone yet. Nyla is still considered top ranked contender, so she could still face the winner from Revolution over the Summer, and we could even work our way to Shida VS Nyla at Double or Nothing 2021, almost one year after the previous match-up.
Sting and Darby had another short spot with Team Taz, but I have no idea if it adds anything to what we’ve already seen. We got a great segment with the Inner Circle and Young Bucks, where another AEW press conference of course has Eric Bischoff for last. The Bucks had a great response promo and then a great double table spot. Maybe a little risky, but what else is new for these two? I feel like standing tall here could mean the Bucks lose, and that could also suggest who is coming out of the Casino Tag Battle Royal. PAC & Fenix win fast and then get in on the tag brawl at the end of the night. I don’t see them winning, but them getting in makes sense with Penta in the ladder match.
Speaking of, Caster VS Vance was a great match, but it makes a lot of sense in story for Vance to get screwed over by Hardy and Evans. I had a feeling the other night with Dark that Caster was going to win since Archer is already the powerhouse in that match. There is still one spot left, so either the bonus Dark gives us that qualifier, or that sixth person is the person Paul Wight introduces. That latter possibility would actually be pretty big, because Wight promises that will be a (WWE) Hall of Famer, someone everyone knows yet “not who we’d expect.” No idea who that could be, but I’d love to see them show up and do big things in the ladder match.
Meanwhile, Hardy loses the tag match tonight, but doesn’t stand tall even after he attacks, so the math makes me think Hangman loses his Q1 earnings. I feel like that’d work in story, because then Hangman can #JoinDarkOrder and lean on them for support. Hangman’s struggles have been great pacing in his AEW career, and maybe even his career as a whole, so giving up money to find the friendships that will really build him back up is a great element to that. With this, Hangman can totally become AEW World Champion come All Out 2021 or so.
My Score: 9.6/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (3/2/21)
It’s Dark Before the Crossroads!
Dark does 14 on the way to AEW’s Crossroads!
We’re so close to AEW Revolution but Dark is still turning out the hits! It’s a stacked card of FOURTEEN, and The Dark Order is ready to make this their show!
- Lee Johnson & Aaron Solow w/ Arn Anderson VS Chris Peaks & Louie Valle; Johnson & Solow win.
- Red Velvet & KiLynn King VS Ivelisse & Diamante; Velvet & King win.
- Top Flight VS Fuego Del Sol & Jon Cruz; Top Flight wins.
- Six Man Tag: The Gunn Club VS Tony Vega, Aaron Frye & Angel Fashion; The Gunn Clubb wins.
- Abadon VS Renee Michelle; Abadon wins.
- Stu Grayson w/ The Dark Order VS JD Drake; Grayson wins.
- Bear Country VS Baron Black & M’Badu; Bear Country wins.
- Six Man Tag: Evil Uno, Alan Angels & Colt Cabana VS Levy Shapiro, John Skyler & Ryzin; The Dark Order wins.
- Max Caster w/ Anthony Bowens VS JJ Garrett; Caster wins.
- The Hybrid2 VS Shawn Dean & Carlie Bravo; The Hybrid2 win.
- Orange Cassidy VS Steven Stetson; Cassidy wins.
- Chuck Taylor VS VSK; Taylor wins.
- Preston Vance w/ The Dark Order VS Daniel Joseph; Vance wins.
- Tag Career on the Line: SoCal Uncensored VS The Sydal Brothers; SCU wins and remains a tag team.
PLAY BY PLAY
Lee Johnson & Aaron Solow w/ Arn Anderson VS Chris Peaks & Louie Valle!
If having new ring gear didn’t confirm it, having the Enforcer as coach does! Big Shotty & The Extra Talented are both part of the growing Nightmare Family! Will this new drive help them get through the Peaks ‘n’ Valle facing them?
The teams sort out, Solow starts with Valle and fans rally as they circle. Valle doesn’t like Arn being nearby, but he ties up with Solow. Solow gets the arm, wrenches and wristlocks, but Valle reverses that onto Solow. Solow ducks, slips through, and headlocks for a takeover. Valle fights to the headscissor but Solow kips out. Valle dodges the headlock takeover to waistlock back. Solow pries free, switches, then hits the takeover after all. Valle tries to headscissor but Solow fights that off. They stand, Solow wrenches, and tags Johnson in. Johnson hops up to drop ax handles on Valle’s arm! Johnson wrenches, tags Solow, and Solow goes up to also drop ax handles!
Solow wrenches, tags Johnson, and they double whip Valle for double elbows! Johnson covers, ONE, but Johnson keeps close. Tag to Solow and Johnson scoop slams Valle, for Solow to leap and knee drop! Cover, TWO, but Solow has the cording hold. Valle fights up, knees low, then tags Peaks! Peaks runs in but into an arm-drag! Solow has the armlock, Peaks endures and moves around, then pulls hair. Peaks powers out and Valle gets a cheap shot, but Solow DECKS Valle! Peaks kicks low, throws big EuroUppers, then whips. Solow reverses, but Valle tags in as Peaks tumbles out. Solow still thinks it’s Peaks and he goes after him, but Peaks trips Solow for Valle to slingshot STOMP!
Fans boo as Valle hammers away on Solow’s head! Valle grabs Solow’s arm to BITE the hand! Solow goes to ropes, kicks back and throws hands. Valle rakes Solow’s face, suplexes him high and hard, then covers, TWO! Valle drags Solow over, tags in Peaks, and they mug Solow. Peaks tags Valle back in, they double whip Solow to ropes, Solow kicks back! Solow dumps Peaks out, crawls for the corner, and hot tags Johnson! Johnson rallies on Valle, dodges him to dropkick him down! Fans fire up with Big Shotty but Peaks runs in, only for Solow to intercept with a GAMANGIRI! Johnson gets Valle up for a BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, Johnson & Solow win!
Winners: Lee Johnson & Aaron Solow, by pinfall
Their first tag team victory is a big one! The Coach cheers on his guys, will Johnson & Solow rise up the ranks in the tag division soon enough?
Red Velvet & KiLynn King VS Ivelisse & Diamante!
Before joining the American Nightmare at the Crossroads, she’s teaming with the King to take on Las Sicarias! Will Velvet stir it up and serve some L’s before facing down Jade Cargill & Shaq?
The teams sort out and King starts with Diamante. Diamante wants after Velvet but King says she has to deal with her first. Diamante shoves King and demands to face Velvet! King gives in and tags Velvet. Diamante starts swinging but Velvet bobs ‘n’ weaves and ROCKS her back! Velvet kicks, Diamante ducks the heel kick and trips Velvet up to rain down fists! King shoves Diamante off Velvet, Ivelisse comes in, but they both stand down. Diamante headlocks, Velvet powers out but Diamante runs her over! Things speed up, Velvet dodges Diamante to calf kick! Fans fire up, Velvet dares Diamante to do something, but Ivelisse tags in.
Ivelisse and Velvet circle, feel things out, and Ivelisse ROCKS Velvet! Velvet CHOPS back! Velvet wrenches, pushes Ivelisse to the corner, and King tags in. King wrenches Ivelisse and cranks the arm, then tags in Velvet. Velvet goes up to drop ax handles! Velvet wrenches, elbow breakers, and tags in King for a hand-off. King WRINGS Ivelisse out, tags in Velvet, then whips Ivelisse for a hip toss! Velvet and King combine, wheelbarrow SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Velvet wrenches Ivelisse again, tags King in, and feeds Ivelisse to King’s towering scoop and SLAM! King gets the fans fired up with her moshing, and trips Ivelisse up. Ivelisse drags King into a triangle hold!
But King powers up to dead lift Ivelisse! Ivelisse fights and gets to ropes for a HANGING TRIANGLE! The ref counts, Ivelisse lets go at 4 to then hotshot the arm! Diamante gets a hotshot in, then Ivelisse gives King’s arm some Sole Food! King ends up in the corner, Ivelisse stomps her down, then tags in Diamante. Las Sicarias stomp away on King, then Diamante runs to basement dropkick! Diamante drags King around, tags Ivelisse back in, and Ivelisse KICKS the bad arm! Fans rally as Ivelisse puts King’s arm in a chicken wing. King fights up and scoops Ivelisse, but Ivelisse hits a chicken wing takedown! Tag to Diamante, she wrenches the arm to give it a CODE BREAKER!
Tag back to Ivelisse, she isolates the arm and Diamante KICKS it! Ivelisse jams the shoulder, then mule kicks King back down! Cover, TWO! Ivelisse is annoyed with King and she clubs the arm. Ivelisse hooks one arm up and keylocks the other! Fans rally, King fights up and fights back, but Ivelisse chicken wings and chinlocks. King powers up to RAM Ivelisse into buckles, then throw her off! Ivelisse staggers up but into a ROUNDHOUSE! King runs to CLOBBER Ivelisse! Both women are down and fans fire up! Fans rally, Ivelisse and King crawl, hot tags to Diamante and Velvet! Velvet hits a Thesz Press!
Velvet rains down rights on Diamante, ROCKS Ivelisse, then stares down with Diamante. The forearms fly, Diamante uppercuts but Velvet ROLLING ELBOWS! DOUBLE KNEES at the ropes, and a BIG standing moonsault! Cover, Ivelisse breaks it! Ivelisse drags Diamante over but Velvet gets in between them! Diamante ENZIGURIS Velvet! Tag to Ivelisse, Las Sicarias aim but Velvet dodges the double knees! Velvet dropkicks Diamante but Ivelisse cravats and KNEES, to a butterfly suplex! Cover, but King breaks it! Diamante returns and hops on King! King powers Diamante out of the ring but tumbles with her!
Velvet rolls Ivelisse for the HEEL KICK! Velvet runs, for JUST DESSERTS!! Cover, Velvet and King win!
Winners: Red Velvet & KiLynn King, by pinfall
Victory is sweet for Velvet & King! They beat the Women’s Tag Cup winners, will this bode well for Velvet going against Jade?
Top Flight VS Fuego Del Sol & Jon Cruz!
Darius & Dante Martin are getting ready for the Revolution Tag Battle Royal and their newest chance at becoming contenders! But will the coldest team in the game today start to feel the heat against the Fire of the Sun and, uh… Mr. Jon Cruz?
The teams sort out, Darius starts with Fuego and they fist bump to show respect. They circle, tie up, and go around. Darius wrenches the arm, Fuego slips through and spins Darius for a headlock. Darius powers out, Fuego bumps shoulders but Darius comes back to run Fuego over! Things speed up, Fuego wheelbarrows but Darius makes it an O’Conner Roll! TWO, Darius tackles Fuego for a headlock but Fuego headscissors. Darius kips out, rebounds, but Fuego hits a headlock takeover back. Darius headscissors, Fuego kips free, and fans cheer as Darius sweeps, but then Fuego sweeps! Fuego covers, TWO, Darius covers, TWO!
Fuego goes to monkey flip but Darius lands on his feet and kicks the grip to dropkick Fuego down! Fuego crawls but ends up in the Top Flight corner. Darius runs in, Fuego puts him on the apron but Dante tags in. Dante runs and hits an A-List Lariat! Darius snap suplexes Fuego and Dante slingshot sentons! Cover, TWO! Dante wrenches Fuego’s arm, wristlocks, but Fuego handsprings and flips to spin and wrench. Dante breaks free, Fuego ducks the roundhouse, but Dante sunset flips. Fuego rolls through, Cruz tags in, and things speed up. Dante dodges and whips then hurdles Cruz to roll back and headscissor him, for a big dropkick!
Cruz goes to a corner, Dante ROCKS him with a forearm, then whips him corner to corner. Cruz reverses, runs in and blocks the boot to gamangiri! Cruz snapmares and neck snaps! Cover, TWO! Cruz drags Dante up, tags in Fuego, and they mug Dante. Fuego throws body shots, Dante ROCKS Fuego then runs, but Fuego KNEES low and hard! Fuego hip tosses and STANDING SHOOTING STARS! Cover, TWO! Tag to Cruz, they double back suplex but Dante lands out on his feet! Dante dodges, shoves Cruz into Fuego, and tags in Darius! Fans fire up as Darius rallies on Cruz! Darius dodges Cruz, DECKS Fuego, then boots Cruz!
Darius hops up, leaps over and gets around Cruz to hit a STANDING SPANISH FLY! Cover, TWO!! Cruz survives but Darius tags Dante in. The Martins bring Cruz up, double whip him, but Cruz holds ropes. Cruz elbows Darius, TOSSES Dante out and SUPERKICKS Darius! Fuego tags in and monkey flips Cruz at Darius for a RANA! Cruz keeps moving and DIVES onto Dante! Cruz took a bit more out of that than Darius, but Fuego SUPER TORNILLOS Top Flight down!! Fuego drags Dante up and in, aims from a top rope, and leaps! Dante dodges, runs in but into a kick! Fuego wants the tornado, but Darius tags in!
Dante blocks the DDT, Darius helps out, and they pop-up UPPERCUT! Dante BOOTS Cruz, Darius has Fuego, LEAP FROG! Top Flight works together again, boosted back suplex to a BULLDOG! Cover, Top Flight wins!
Winner: Top Flight, by pinfall
Fast and furious doesn’t even cover it! But will Top Flight soar above all the teams in the Casino Battle Royal and hit the jackpot?
Six Man Tag: The Gunn Club VS Tony Vega, Aaron Frye & Angel Fashion!
Billy and the boys are back in action as a trio but they’re still on a hot streak overall! Will they hit the mark again against Top Notch, Frye Daddy and The Fashionable Hombre?
The trios sort out, and after a round of rock-paper-scissors, Austin starts against Frye. Austin and Frye circle, tie up, and go around. Austin is after an arm, Frye gets the waistlock. Austin pries free but Frye gets a headlock. Austin tries to pry free again, but Frye clamps on tighter. Austin brings Frye to a knee, gets free and gets the arm, but Frye throws body shots. Frye puts Austin in a corner, lets off as the ref counts, but then ROCKS Austin with a sucker punch! Frye grins as he whips corner to corner, Austin goes up, up, and over. Austin speeds up and trips Frye to then hit a Throwback! Frye tags Fashion in as Austin fires up and fires off hype bullets.
Fashion runs in but Austin sends him into the Gunn corner! Tag to Colten, and he whips Austin in for an uppercut! Austin sets up the hoop, and Colten DUNKS on Fashion! Colten runs and does a Euro step to the neckbreaker! Cover, TWO! Colten brings Fashion up, wrenches the arm but Fashion claws Colten’s face! Fashion puts Colten in the corner, CHOPS, then tags in Vega. Vega says he’s got this but Colten ROCKS him with a right! Colten puts Vega in the corner, tags Austin, but the whole family gets in as they body shot, BOOT and dropkick! Cover, TWO! Austin keeps his cool and whips Vega to ropes. Vega holds ropes, elbows Austin then drop toeholds him to ropes.
Frye BOOTS Austin down while Vega distracts the ref, then Vega CLOBBERS Austin! Tag to Frye, he stomps Austin and has him in an open corner. Frye throws hands, brings Austin around and DECKS him! Fans rally for Austin but Frye drags Austin over to tag Vega in. They mug Austin, Vega toys with Austin but Austin throws a body shot. Vega CLUBS Austin, tags in Fashion, and they mug Austin now. Fashion drags Austin up to whip him back in, and Austin bounces off buckles! Tag to Vega, he taunts Colten and Billy, then drags Austin up. Vega scoops, slams, then covers, ONE! Vega is upset and he drags Austin up.
Vega whips Austin in but Austin boots back! Austin DECKS Fashion, DECKS Frye, dodges Vega and tags in Papa Gunn! Billy rallies with haymakers and then throws Frye out hard. Billy dodges Vega to scoop SLAM him! Billy fires up, runs at Fashion for a corner splash, then stands him up to kick low. SUCK IT, the FAMOUSER hits! Cover, but Frye breaks it! Austin whips Frye but Frye reverses to send Austin out! Austin drags Frye out to RAM him into the railing! Fashion swings, Billy dodges but Fashion kicks him! Fashion tells Billy to SUCK IT, but he runs into the 3:10 TO YUMA!! Cover, the Gunn Club wins!
Winners: The Gunn Club, by pinfall
And the Gunns are still undefeated as a trio! Will they be a major part of the Nightmare Family’s continued success in AEW?
Abadon VS Renee Michelle!
The Living Dead Girl returns to make this Dark even darker! Will she start to haunt #THEDiva in her dreams?
The bell rings, Renee is rightfully afraid of Abadon and tries to run away! Abadon catches her at the apron, Renee freaks out and ROCKS Abadon! Abadon stays up by holding ropes, and then DECKS Renee! Renee gets up and Abadon LEAPS from the apron for a seated senton! Abadon rains down fists, lets off to growl and roar at whatever is around her, then she puts Renee in the ring. Abadon slithers in as fans rally up. Renee gets up, gets around Abadon and cravat KNEES Abadon. Abadon stays up so Renee kicks the leg and hammers away! Renee runs, into a LARIAT from Abadon!
Abadon roars again, drags Renee up, and TOSSES her across the ring! Renee ends up in a corner, and Abadon runs in to METEORA! Abadon growls and Renee is afraid but Abadon brings her up. Abadon reels Renee in for underhooks but Renee fights free to throw forearms! Abadon stays on her feet, shrieks and reels Renee in to RAM her with a shoulder! Abadon drags Renee up, underhooks and Gory Especials, for the CEMETERY DRIVE!! Cover, Abadon wins!
Winner: Abadon, by pinfall
And this is why the only woman to beat her is the AEW Women’s Champion, Hikaru Shida! But with Shida spoken for at Revolution, will the creeping nightmare have to wait for another match with the Full Metal Warrior?
Stu Grayson w/ The Dark Order VS JD Drake!
Player Two is back in action! He’s #BornForCombat, but will he be ready to scrap with Scrap Metal?
The bell rings and Stu ties up with JD. They’re in a deadlock, JD gets a headlock, but Stu powers out, only for JD to run him over. Things speed up, Stu dropkicks but JD stays up! JD swings, Stu dodges and CHOPS! JD doesn’t even flinch! Stu CHOPS again, throws forearms, then whips. JD blocks by holding ropes, Stu tries again but JD reverses. Stu dodges, and CHOPS again! JD felt that one, and Stu throws uppercuts and forearms! JD shoves, Stu dodges but JD CHOPS! Stu grins and laughs because this is getting fun! Stu offers a fist bump, JD gives it, and they fire off fists fast and furious! JD puts Stu in a corner, Stu turns it around but JD turns it back around!
JD fires off body shots, Stu turns things around to stomp away! The ref backs Stu off and JD runs at him, but Stu puts JD on the apron. Stu sweeps the legs and PENALTY KICKS, then slingshots for the apron senton! Fans fire up and Stu grins, and he goes back at JD, but JD tosses him into ropes to then DECK him with a forearm! JD puts Stu in, runs and drops a senton! Cover, TWO! JD KICKS Stu in the back, drags him up, and snapmares him for a knee to the back! JD clamps on a chinlock, thrashes Stu around, but Stu fights up to throw body shots. Stu clinches, JD resists the lift and elbows Stu away! JD whips Stu to CLOBBER him!
But Stu is right up and they get forehead to forehead! They egg each other on, JD CHOPS, Stu kicks and kicks and CHOPS! Stu JABS, ducks under the back hand and URENAGES! PENALTY KICK, and BIG knee drop! Fans fire up as JD gets to a corner, Stu runs in and RAMS into him! Stu runs, JD shoves but Stu springboards for a FLYING SHOULDER! Stu drags JD up, reels him in but JD clubs away on his back! JD whips, Stu reverses, but JD goes up and over?! To OVERHEAD SUPLEX! JD hops up, Stu runs in, FLYING LEG LARIAT!! Cover, TWO!! Stu survives and JD is surprised! Fans fire up more, JD has Stu in a drop zone and JD climbs.
Stu goes to the apron and ROCKS JD! Stu then adjusts, springboards, and SUPER STEINERS JD down! Stu hurries back up, aims again, and 450’s but has to bail out as JD dodges! SHOTGUN BOOT! JD fires up and runs corner to corner, to CANNONBALL but miss as Stu moves! Stu aims, triangle jumps to TORNADO DDT! Stu runs to KNEE TRIGGER, then he reels JD in for a torture rack! THE NIGHTFALL!! Cover, Stu wins!
Winner: Stu Grayson, by pinfall
Scrap Metal just got scrapped, and Stu is leading the charge for the Dark Order! Will Stu be a contender after Revolution?
The Acclaimed speak.
Anthony Bowens & Max Caster introduce themselves, then introduce us to The Acclaimed Shopping Network! They’ve got something cool, magical and spooky for you today~! It’s the Dark Order’s Kool-Aide~! Not to be confused with Kool-Aid or Gatorade, someone has to try this live to prove what it does! Their volunteer takes a big swig, and whoaaaa~! He’s transformed into Number 100! He’s Number 10’s twin brother! He’s small and frail! Gross and stupid! And smells awful! And it’s time for an all new Acclaimed hit single!
“Platinum, Max I’m, about to draw a fine! I’m facing a guy named 10 but he couldn’t draw a dime! With his 10 cent brain, 10 dollar body! Who loves the Acclaimed? Everybody! The 10 day forecast: All rain. But you face me so you seeing them stars, main. Platinum, with the visibility. I got the ability to make the match something the fans wanna really see. Uh, you’re welcome, keep ridin’ my coattails. I’m the only one in this match who just won’t fail. More charisma in my teeny tiny toenail than you have in your whole body, oh well!
“See me in the ring, the best wrestler alive. Be careful what your knees when you steppin’ inside. Yes, the call me Platinum cuz I’m destined to shine. I’ma climb the corporate ladder one step at a time! Yo, wassup with your chest? That’s a scary skin rash. Matter fact, don’t talk, shut the zipper on your gimp mask. I be drummin’ on your neck, call it whiplash. Andre drummin’ on your back, got a big bag. Platinum, me against 10, that’s a mismatch. On B T E, every skit’s bad. In the Dark Order, you’re a hanger-on. Looking like SpongeBob with your anchor arms. Fake muscles, yeah I know you ain’t too strong.
“Wednesday Dynamite, no place to run. Try to step to the Acclaimed, I’m a gangsta, son. No, I’m not the Revolution, I’m the face of one. Platinum, Max, I’m about to call a fine. I’m facing a guy named 10 but he couldn’t draw a dime. A 10 cent brain, 10 dollar body! Who loves the Acclaimed? Everybody!”
And that’s the show for today! Thanks for joining them on the ASN, and watch Caster beat the absolute CRAP out of Number 10! Heck, he’ll do the same to JJ Garrett tonight! Get yourself some Acclaimed shirts and make everyone jealous!
Bear Country VS Baron Black & M’Badu!
Bear Boulder and Bear Bronson are ready to roar up the rankings, but they have a long road ahead. Will the #EmpBRUH and Nigerian Warrior end up lost in Bear Country?
The teams sort out, Bronson and Baron start. They circle, tie up, Baron waistlocks but Bronson switches. Baron wrenches free, Bronson reverses the whip and elbows him down! Bronson scoops Baron to SLAM him! Bronson runs and drops a BIG elbow! Cover, ONE! Bronson drags Baron up, tags Boulder in, and Boulder headbutts Baron in the ribs. Boulder throws shoulders into Baron again and again, then gets a knuckle lock. Tag to Bronson, Bear Country mugs Baron, and Bronson brings Baron up, but Baron CHOPS! Bronson doesn’t budge! Bronson puts Baron in a corner, fires off hammering hands, then lets off. M’Badu runs over but Bronson CLOBBERS him!
Baron hits Bronson but Bronson DECKS Baron! Baron ends up on the apron, Bronson drags him up and goes out to join him. M’Badu grabs at Bronson, Boulder protests but the ref is busy with him as Baron WRINGS Bronson into the apron! Bronson staggers and M’Badu CLOBBERS him! Boulder is furious but the ref has him stay in his corner. M’Badu puts Bronson in, Baron brings Bronson to the post and pulls the arm against the steel! Baron SLAMS the arm into the post, then wraps it around the other way! Baron adds a chinbar, the ref reprimands and counts, and Baron lets go of Bronson at 4. Baron pushes Bronson to a cover, TWO!
Baron CLUBS Bronson, goes after the bad arm, and M’Badu tags in. They mug Bronson, M’Badu throws haymakers, but Bronson hits back with haymakers! Bronson whips but the bad arm messes that up! M’Badu runs and SHOULDER TACKLES Bronson down! Cover, TWO! Bronson toughs it out with the bad arm, but M’Badu drags Bronson up to then hit a corner splash! Tag to Baron, M’Badu whips him in and Baron CHOPS! Baron feeds Bronson to M’Badu’s BIG sidewalk slam! There’s a miscommunication in who is legal, Baron comes back to cover, TWO! Bronson survives but Baron wraps on a cobra clutch.
Bronson fights up, throws body shots, but Baron keeps him from Boulder to hit a COMPLETE SHOT! Cover, TWO! Baron grows frustrated but he brings the straps down. Baron drags Bronson up, wrenches the bad arm and CHOPS! Bronson gets mad but Baron CHOPS again! And again! Bronson reels Baron in for a BEAR-SPLODER! Fans fire up and Bronson gets himself to the corner, hot tag to Boulder! Boulder rallies on Baron, DECKS M’Badu, then runs at Baron. Boulder blocks the boot to give clotheslines and elbows! Boulder whips Baron, and BACK DROPS him on the rebound! Baron staggers up, Boulder sees M’Badu coming and sends him into Baron!
Boulder SPLASHES them both! Boulder fireman’s carries M’Badu, scoops Baron, and hits the FALL AWAY SAMOAN DROP COMBO! Fans fire up for Boulder as he drags Baron around to a drop zone. Boulder climbs, and MOONSAULTS, but FLOPS as Baron moves! M’Badu climbs and leaps at Boulder for a FLYING CLOTHESLINE! Baron hits the BACKSTABBER! Cover but Bronson sentons onto him! Bronson DECKS M’Badu, and DIVES?!? Direct hit and M’Badu is flattened! Fans are going nuts for Bear Country as Bronson tags in! Boulder sets Baron up, Electric Chair lifts Bronson, for the BEAR COUNTRY SPLASH! Cover, Bear Country wins!
Winners: Bear Country, by pinfall
It was a tough one, but the battle belongs to Bear Country! Will Bronson & Boulder bulldoze their way up the tag ranks on the other side of the Revolution?
But wait, The Butcher & The Blade ambush Bear Country! Bunny Allie brings a chair with her as Butcher shoves Bronson out of the ring. Blade takes the chair and SMACKS Boulder on the back! Butcher RAMS Bronson into barriers and throws him over while Blade SMACKS Boulder again! Butcher sets Bronson up for Blade to stick the chair in his face, and Bunny BOOTS the chair! The chair hits Bronson’s bad arm and Bunny laughs at his pain! Eddie Kingston’s Fam shout at the cameras, “Do you know who we are?!” They are the wolves and they are going to hunt down the bears! Will they get to butcher Bear Country into bloody meat?
Six Man Tag: Evil Uno, Alan Angels & Colt Cabana VS Levy Shapiro, John Skyler & Ryzin!
Player One, Number Five and BOOM BOOM are ready for action! Will they find a way to convince Mr. Timeless, the Southern Savior & The Priest of Sin to #JoinDarkOrder?
The trios sort out, Cabana starts against Skyler. They circle, approach and Cabana gets an arm. Cabana wrenches, hammerlocks, headlocks and hits a takeover. They get up, Cabana spins around to wrench Skyler again. Skyler rolls, rams a shoulder and throws uppercuts. Skyler shoves, Cabana sunset flips and then shifts to a school boy. Skyler rolls, whips, Cabana goes up and under and DOUBLE CHOPS Skyler down! Fans fire up as Cabana wrenches then tags in Uno. Uno CLUBS Skyler’s arm, ROCKS Skyler then CHOPS him at the ropes. Uno wrenches, whips, but Skyler reverses and RAMS low! Skyler rolls Uno, tags Shapiro and Shapiro drops an elbow.
Shapiro whips, Uno reverses and headlock, but Shapiro reverses. Uno powers out, Shapiro rams him but Uno runs him over! Uno runs, Shapiro leaps but into an atomic drop! Uno bumps Shapiro off buckles, tags in Angels, and Angels runs in at Shapiro to CHOP him! Angels whips him corner to corner, climbs up and rains down fists on Shapiro! The Dark Order counts it out, and Five hits five! Angels leaps back, dropkicks Shapiro down, and covers, TWO! Angels drags Shapiro up, wrenches him and tags in Cabana. They double wrench, double wrench again, and double CHOP Shapiro down! Negative One loves what he sees as Cabana runs to leap and drop an elbow!
Cabana bumps Shapiro off buckles, bumps him again, and again, and then tags Uno! Uno runs in to back elbow Shapiro and dust his hands. Ryzin and Skyler get in but the ref keeps him back. Uno mugs Shapiro with body shots and CHOPS, then bumps him off other buckles. Uno CHOPS Shapiro down, then brings him up for elbows. Fans rally, Uno whips corner to corner, then runs in but Shapiro elbows back. Shapiro hops up, BOOTS Uno down, then tight rope walks for a FALLING FIST DROP! Cover, hot tags to Skyler and Angels! Angels baits Skyler in, dodges him to clobber Shapiro and DECK Ryzin! Angels rallies on Skyler, dodges and enziguris!
Angels handsprings and dodges Shapiro to drop toehold him to ropes! Cabana says this’ll suck, and Angels CROSSBODIES Shapiro into the ropes! Skyler puts Angels on the apron and Ryzin runs at him, but Angels SLAMS Ryzin down! Angels enziguris Skyler, and springboard side splashes! Cover, TWO! Negative One protests that count but Angels puts Shapiro out. Angels dropkicks the legs out and Shapiro crashes down! Angels drags Skyler up but Skyler SUPERKICKS! Skyler tags Ryzin but Uno tags in, too! Uno slingshot Ryzin to Cabana’s fireman’s carry, and Cabana TOSSES Ryzin into Uno’s knees!
Angels hits the WING SNAPPER, Uno hits the TWISTING COMPLETE SHOT! Cover, The Dark Order wins!
Winners: The Dark Order, by pinfall
A great showing for Uno, Angels and Cabana! Will this momentum help the Dark Order in the Casino Battle Royal and lead them to those AEW World Tag Team Championships?
Max Caster w/ Anthony Bowens VS JJ Garrett!
We heard from The Acclaimed earlier tonight and clearly, Mr. Platinum thinks he’s greater than 10. He’s about to turn it up to 11 with a diss on his opponent right here!
“We are the Acclaimed, getting all the ladies. Hey, nice mullet. What is this, the 80’s? We killing the game, you look like a broke Brian Pillman in the ring! You did it for the irony, lookin’ like a girl, write it in your diary! Got you calling out mayday, and I heard your name’s short for Va-JJ!” AEW~! The Acclaimed have arrived! But will Platinum be shining going into his qualifier against Pres10 Vance?
The bell rings and Caster circles with JJ. They approach, JJ gets a leg and dumps Caster down to then get a facelock. Caster gets a ropebreak with a foot, the ref counts and JJ lets off. Fans rally for JJ as he and Caster circle again. They tie up with knuckle locks, Caster kicks low and hard, then takes a bow. Caster snapmares and drops a knee but misses! JJ runs to CLOBBER Caster with a leaping lariat! Caster gets to a corner, JJ runs in but Caster dodges! JJ goes up and over, Caster hits buckles and JJ corner 619’s! JJ springboards and moonsaults but has to land on his feet! Caster is back in a corner, JJ RAMS into him!
JJ runs corner to corner but Caster arm-drags him down hard, then hits a dropkick! Caster drags JJ around, yanks on the arm, then kicks the arm before hooking it up. Caster blows a kiss before he SNAP LOCKS the hammerlock! JJ clutches the arm, but he throws body shots. Caster CLUBS JJ, clamps onto the bad arm, and brings him up. JJ jawbreakers free and headlocks, but Caster wrenches free to hit a neckbreaker! Cover, TWO! Caster clamps onto JJ with a chinlock, smothers JJ’s face and digs elbows in. JJ endures, fans rally up and JJ fights to his feet. JJ arm-drags free, headlocks again but Caster wrenches out.
JJ slips around to get a headlock again but Caster powers out to run JJ over! Caster gets the bad arm for a keylock and he thrashes JJ around into a seated stretch! JJ endures, fans rally up and JJ fights up again! JJ gets a ropebreak with a foot, Caster lets go, then STOMPS JJ down. JJ kicks from the mat but Caster kicks him while he’s down! Caster snapmares and drops the knee! JJ gasps and sputters, Caster drags him up and he fireman’s carries. Caster spanks JJ, puts him on the top rope, JJ tries to fight back but Caster throat chops! Caster climbs up, drags JJ up, but JJ resists the superplex! JJ shoves Caster away, but Caster comes right back and leaps right up to get JJ again!
JJ fights, hops down and HOTSHOTS Caster hard! JJ slingshots and springboards to hit the MOONSAULT! Fans fire up as JJ fires off with forearms and CHOPS! JJ whips, Caster blocks and JJ’s bad arm gives up! Caster whips, JJ goes up and STOMPS Caster down! JJ staggers but he runs corner to corner to CANNONBALL! JJ drags Caster to a jackknife cover, TWO!! JJ couldn’t get all his weight on Caster, and now Bowens throws in the boombox! The ref takes the boombox away, Bowens argues with the ref, Caster pop-up LOW BLOWS JJ! Into a SNAP BRAINBUSTER! Caster goes up top, for the MACHO ELBOW! Cover, Caster wins!
Winner: Max Caster, by pinfall
Caster finishes with a #MicDrop and kisses JJ’s hand. Will Caster be thanking Vance the same way after their match on Dynamite? Or will he just be kissing his best chance at the TNT Championship good-bye?
The Hybrid2 VS Shawn Dean & Carlie Bravo!
Jack Evans & Angelico want to reach the titles, but that’ll be a long road if they don’t win. Will the Captain and #GoonPlatoon make that road a bit harder tonight?
The teams sort out and Angelico starts with Bravo. They circle, tie up, and Angelico wrenches to a wristlock. Bravo rolls, handsprings and slips through to wrench back. Angelico spins, steps in and gets a standing armbar, to then get a facelock. Angelico wrenches to a wristlock, Bravo spins around and gets the wristlock back! Angelico rolls, spins and drop toeholds Bravo into a chinlock. Bravo fights up as Angelico grinds him, and Angelico spins through to arm-drag Bravo away! Fans cheer as things speed up, Angelico hurdles but Bravo shoves. Angelico holds ropes to dodge the dropkick, and fans cheer the exchange. Bravo tags Dean, and Angelico tags Evans.
Evans and Dean circle, tie up, and Evans waistlocks. Dean pries free, switches but Evans drop toeholds and floats to a facelock. Dean slips out to hammerlock, Evans rolls and wrenches, then gets a wristlock. Dean handsprings, wrenches, but Evans cartwheels, only for Dean to trip him up! Things speed up again, Evans hurdles but Dean shoves him to arm-drag him around! Dean mule kicks a leg, and step-up BOOTS Evans down! Tag to Bravo and they drag Evans up. They double whip Evans, Dean drops and Bravo dropkicks Evans down! Cover, TWO! Bravo keeps cool, drags Evans up, and brings him away, only for Evans to throw Bravo into buckles!
Evans distracts the ref and Angelico rakes Bravo’s eyes! Bravo swings blindly but Evans ROCKS him! Tag to Angelico, Dean dodges Angelico’s sucker punch but the ref is busy keeping Dean back. Evans trips Bravo to get a Chancery, and Angelico PENALTY KICKS Bravo in the face! Angelico covers, TWO! Angelico drags Bravo up as fans rally. Angelico JABS and KICKS and KICKS Bravo, but Bravo throws body shots back! Angelico knees low and hard, runs in but Bravo ducks the Penalty Kick! Then he jumps the sweep to tag in Dean! The Captain rallies on TH2, dodges Angelico to ENZIGURI!
Angelico ends up in the corner, Dean runs corner to corner and he hits a big dropkick! Dean dropkicks Evans, too, then dropkicks Angelico again! Fans fire up with Dean as he wrenches and reels Angelico in, salute and SPIKE DDT! Cover, TWO!! Dean keeps cool, tags in Bravo, and Dean climbs as Bravo brings Angelico up. STANDING SLICED BREAD to a FROG SPLASH! Bravo covers, but Evans barrels in to break it! Dean reverses the whip but Evans boots back! Evans is on the apron, dodges Dean’s tackle and then FLYING SCREW KICKS Dean down! Bravo dodges a sweep but not the EDDY GORDO!
Angelico hooks a leg, trips Bravo up, ties up the legs, and hits the NAVARRO DEATH ROLL! Tot he NAVARRO DOS MIL!! Bravo taps, TH2 wins!
Winners: The Hybrid2, by submission
Angelico puts it away, and these two are on the winning track! Will they be rolling towards the top of the tag division soon enough?
Orange Cassidy w/ Chuck Taylor VS Steven Stetson!
Freshly Squeezed is heading for Revolution to finally take the fight to The Best Man and Superbad! But will he be able to get serious here on Dark?
The bell rings and Cassidy circles with Stetson. Stetson wants Cassidy to get serious but Cassidy goes to put his hands in his pockets. Stetson rushes at Cassidy, but Cassidy dodges, and snags Stetson’s Stetson cowboy hat! Cassidy puts it on and Stetson is angry. Stetson grabs at the hat but Cassidy swats Stetson’s hands away. Cassidy trips Stetson up and ties his legs up in a very slow Sharpshooter! Cassidy shifts it down to a deathlock, and puts his hands in his pockets! Stetson drags himself and Cassidy over, and gets the ropebreak! The ref counts, Cassidy doesn’t respond, but the ref unties the hold for him.
Cassidy walks bow legged and brings out the finger guns, but Stetson snatches his hat back. Stetson brushes the hat off but Cassidy dropkicks Stetson down! The hat goes flying, as do Cassidy’s sunglasses, and Cassidy kips up! It isn’t the cleanest, but Cassidy just rebounds and shows off his agility with more kips! Cassidy finally stands up, and the ref helps him get his sunglasses back on. Cassidy Alabama lifts Stetson but Stetson fights out and shoves Cassidy to BOOT him down! The sunglasses go flying, Cassidy staggers up to ropes, and Stetson goes to the apron. Stetson ELBOWS Cassidy in the head, then follows him around the way.
Stetson talks trash, ELBOWS Cassidy again, then talks trash to Chuck. Stetson runs corner to corner to back elbow, then keeps moving. Cassidy dodges to ORANGE PUNCH! Alabama lift, BEACH BREAK! Cover, Cassidy wins!
Winner: Orange Cassidy, by pinfall
Cassidy sends the Sparta (New Jersey) Cowboy out to pasture and is rolling towards Revolution! And speaking Speaking of that match with Miro and Kip Sabian, the Kentucky Gentleman is part of that to get payback for what they did to Trent! Will the Vision be used to show the Best Man and Superbad what’s in store for them on Sunday?
Chuck Taylor w/ Orange Cassidy VS VSK!
The bell rings, Chuck and VSK tie up and Chuck puts VSK in a corner. Chuck lets off, he and VSK reset, and they tie approach. Chuck kicks low, bumps VSK off buckles and stomps him down! The ref counts, Chuck lets off and runs in, but VSK elbows him away! VSK hops up to hit a FLYING UPPERCUT! VSK hits a backbreaker to scoop slam and standing splash! Cover, TWO! Chuck gets to ropes, VSK throws uppercuts, whips him but Chuck reverses to hit SOLE FOOD! Chuck runs to BOOT VSK down! VSK shakes the cobwebs out but Chuck is snarling. Chuck drags VSK up, snap suplexes and covers, TWO! Chuck keeps his cool, drags VSK up and DECKS him!
VSK gets to ropes, Chuck drags him up and bumps him off buckles. Chuck wrenches, whips VSK corner to corner hard, and VSK bounces off buckles and hits the mat. Chuck grins and drags VSK up, but VSK throws body shots. VSK throws a forearm, Chuck knees low and wrenches. VSK blocks Sole Food this time to mule kick, front kick and enziguri! Chuck is in a corner, VSK runs in but is put on the apron! VSK shoulder sin, steps in and TORNADO DDT’S! Chuck bails out, VSK builds speed and VSK DIVES! Direct hit and Chuck hits barriers! VSK puts Chuck in and runs corner to corner, into a SEXY CHUCKIE KNEE!
Chuck scoops VSK for an URENAGE! VSK clutches his back, Chuck brings him up for a FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO!! VSK survives but Chuck is furious! Chuck drags VSK back up, hoists him up top and then brings him out in a crucifix, but VSK slips off to roll Chuck up! TWO, SNAP PILEDRIVER! Chuck drags VSK up, for the AWFUL WAFFLE!! Cover, Chuck wins!
Winner: Chuck Taylor, by pinfall
The Vision had the Kentucky Gentleman seeing red, but he’s cooled off now. Will Chuck bring this kind of heat to Miro and Kip on Sunday?
Preston Vance w/ The Dark Order VS Daniel Joseph!
Max Caster’s had a lot to say about Number 10, but actions speak louder than words. Will Vance dance with DJ Footloose and show he can drop the beat, too?
Negative One joins commentary this time and Excalibur puts on his happy face. Negative One still tells him to shut up, then says hey to Taz. The bell rings and Vance circles with Joseph. They tie up, Vance shoves Joseph down and fans cheer. Joseph gets up, circles with Vance again and they tie up. Vance headlocks, Joseph powers out but Vance runs him over! Vance runs, Joseph stays low but Vance blocks the hip toss to give a hip toss! Vance clotheslines Joseph out to the ramp! Vance goes out and quickly high-fives Negative One before he goes after Joseph. Vance throws Joseph back in, runs in but Joseph dodges to CHOP!
Vance CHOPS back and fire off forearms! Negative One likes that as Vance rolls Joseph and fireman’s carries. Joseph slips out, ROCKS Vance, then runs, but into a BACK DROP! Vance runs in but Joseph BOOTS him! Joseph dodges Vance’s boot, runs, but Vance comes back with the BOOT! Vance drags Joseph up, whips him, and gives him the SPINEBUSTER! Negative One is fired up for Vance as he drags Joseph to a DEAD LIFT POWERBOMB! Cover, Vance wins!
Winner: Preston Vance, by pinfall
Number 10 treats Joseph like a zero! But will Vance be the Dark Order’s hero against Max Caster on Dynamite?
Tag Career on the Line: SoCal Uncensored VS The Sydal Brothers!
Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian are determined to be tag team champions in their careers again, and the Casino Battle Royal might be their best bet. But that means they have to get through Matt & Mike tonight! Will SCU blind Matt’s third eye and bend yoga master Mike all out of shape?
The teams sort out and the Heavy Metal Rebel starts against Matt. They circle, fist bump to show respect, and then tie up. They go around, Kaz wrenches Matt to a hammerlock but Matt turns that around on Kaz. Kaz reaches for legs but can’t get any. Matt wrenches the hammerlock, they go around and around and Kaz throws Matt out! Matt lands on his feet, gets back in, and the two circle again. They tie up, Kaz headlocks and grinds Matt, but Matt powers out. Matt arm-drags Kaz around, ghost pins, TWO! Matt wrenches, tags in Mike, and the Sydal Brothers coordinate to DRAPING DOUBLE STOMP! Matt snapmares for Mike’s STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO!
Mike is after Kaz in a corner, whips him corner to corner, but Kaz goes up and over to kick, knee and LARIAT! Kaz drags Mike up and bumps him off Daniels’ boot. Tag to the Fallen Angel and he fires body shots on Mike. Daniels whips, dropkicks and covers Mike, TWO! Daniels brings Mike up to club him, then throws forearms. Mike goes to a corner, Daniels whips him to ropes and scoops, but Mike tilt-o-whirls out to dropkick Daniels to the corner! Tag to Matt, the Sydals whip Daniels, drop toehold to a basement dropkick! Matt scoops Daniels for a FISHERMAN BUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Daniels survives but Matt stays on him.
Tag to Mike, the Sydals mug Daniels, then Mike brings Daniels around. Daniels blocks the suplex, throws body shots, and suplexes back. Mike slips out but Daniels elbows him away. Tag to Kaz but Mike dodges and fires off forearms and CHOPS! Mike whips, Kaz holds ropes to stop, then Kaz elbows Mike away. Tag to Daniels, Kaz and Daniels HIGH LOW Mike down! Daniels drags Mike back up, scoops and slams him, then runs to drop an elbow! Cover, TWO! Daniels drags Mike up, tags in Kaz, and they double whip Mike to body shot and swinging neckbreaker! Kaz covers, TWO! Kaz drags Mike up, CHOPS him to a corner, and then CHOPS him in the corner!
Mike CHOPS back, CHOPS again, and he backs Kaz down with CHOPS! Mike whips, Kaz reverses but Mike blocks the hip toss, only to swing into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!! Mike survives and Matt coaches him up. Fans rally, Kaz drags Mike up and brings him over with clubbing forearms. Tag to Daniels, SCU whips to leap frog and LARIAT, then back suplex SPLASH, to a LIONSAULT! Cover, TWO!! Mike survives again and Daniels is losing his cool. Daniels drags Mike up to ROCK him, whip him corner to corner, and run in for forearms! Daniels whips Mike back the other way, Mike goes up but Daniels catches him!
Mike holds ropes, Daniels pulls him off but Mike uses that momentum for a TORNADO DDT! Both men crawl for their corners, hot tags to Kaz and Matt! Matt slingshot boots Kaz, sobats him down, dropkicks Daniels down then RANAS Kaz to a corner! Matt runs in, Kaz dodges but Matt goes up to QUEBRADA ARM-DRAG! WINDMILL KICK! Cover, TWO! Kaz survives but fans rally up. Matt calls for Mike, and Matt brings Kaz up. Kaz CHOPS Matt, scoops him but Matt slips out! Daniels runs in but Matt catches him, JAWBREAKER and SLICE! STANDING MARIPOSA to Kaz! Cover, TWO! Mike gets in, the Sydals drag Kaz up, they hook him up for a DOUBLE RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP!
Matt wants the modified crossface but Kaz resists and fights up! Fans rally, Kaz endures the cobra clutch, and uses the corner to push back! Kaz has a cover, TWO! Kaz mule kicks, front kicks and swings but Matt dodges to KNEE! Hot tag to Mike! Mike slingshot somersaults but Kaz dodges! Kaz swings but Mike goes Matrix to then ENZIGURI! Cover, TWO! Mike drags Kaz up, fans rally but Kaz throws Mike to the apron. Kaz slingshots Mike in for a CUTTER! Cover, Matt breaks it in time! Daniels gets in but Matt KNEES him! Matt runs in but is put on the apron! Matt ROUNDHOUSES Daniels back and goes up top, to leap!
Kaz pushes Daniels out of the way and Matt’s meteora misses! Matt turns around into CELEBRITY REHAB! Mike O’Conner rolls Kaz, TWO! Daniels kicks Mike low, he gives Mike to Kaz, and they coordinate for the BEST MELTZER EVER!! Cover, SCU wins!
Winners: SoCal Uncensored, by pinfall (still a tag team)
Pressure makes diamonds, and right now Kaz and Daniels are shining! Will the Addiction be just as unbreakable and get the AEW Tag Team Championship gold?
At just under two hours, this was another good Dark. I will say, with the coming of Dark Elevation, I hope Tuesday Darks don’t have to be as long anymore. Elevation will probably have the more meaningful matches that are meant to advance story from Dynamite, as well as the matches that are more than just established name(s) VS jobber(s). I don’t know what that’ll mean for Tuesday Darks in my schedule, and the fact that Elevation is going to be on Mondays means I won’t get to it right away (though, I don’t even do that with Tuesday Dark), but it might make things a little easier in the long run. Plus, for normal viewers who just watch these programs, I would think it’s much easier to have one hour one night, then the other hour another night.
All that said, I really liked Stu VS JD, those guys can really throw hands and move around. Stu winning in singles and Uno winning in a trios match proves the Dark Order OG can get it done no matter what situation they’re in, and establishes that the Dark Order really can dominate all divisions. Caster and Vance had good matches, and it makes a lot of sense for Vance to have an easier time with his opponent than Caster did with his. But the newest Acclaimed music video was a lot of fun. Vance VS Caster could honestly go either way, but given who is already in the Face of the Revolution Ladder match, I feel like Archer is more than enough powerhouse for it, so that Caster might get the win off Bowens interfering. Plus, imagine the great diss raps Caster could come up with when he has Pentagon, Scorpio Sky, Lance Archer and Cody Rhodes to go after.
My Score: 8/10
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