AEW Dark: Elevation gets even bigger!
Thunder Rosa returns to action, but how is she feeling after that BRUTAL Unsanctioned match with Britt Baker? Plus, AEW Women’s World Champion, Hikaru Shida, gets ready for Dynamite’s tag match!
- Orange Cassidy & Chuck Taylor VS Ryan Nemeth & JD Drake; Cassidy & Chuck win.
- Jon Moxley VS Bill Collier; Moxley wins.
- Penelope Ford w/ Kip Sabian & Miro VS Leila Grey; Ford wins.
- Six Man Tag: Gunn Club VS Rex Lawless & Milk Chocolate; Gunn Club wins.
- Joey Janela w/ Sonny Kiss VS Chandler Hopkins; Janela wins.
- Thunder Rosa VS Alex Gracia; Rosa wins.
- Leyla Hirsch VS Vipress; Hirsch wins.
- Frankie Kazarian VS Danny Limelight; Kaz wins.
- Ethan Page VS Fuego Del Sol; Ethan wins.
- Hikaru Shida & Tay Conti VS Jazmin Allure & Tesha Price; Shida & Conti win.
- Jungle Boy w/ Jurassic Express VS Jack Evans w/ Angelico; Jungle Boy wins.
- QT Marshall & Lee Johnson VS Adam Priest & Aaron Frye; QT & Johnson win.
- Ryo Mizunami VS KiLynn King; Mizunami wins.
- Alan Angels & Preston Vance w/ The Dark Order VS D3 & Vary Morales; The Dark Order wins.
- Bear Country VS Private Party w/ Matt Hardy; Private Party wins.
- Scorpio Sky VS Mike Sydal w/ Matt Sydal; Scorpio wins.
PLAY BY PLAY
Jon Moxley speaks.
“I’m here tonight on AEW Dark: Elevation, not feeling too great.” He’s been jumped, burned, lacerated and left for dead. His friend’s leg got broken by a group of vicious thugs so Moxley isn’t in the best mood, either. How does he remedy this? He does his favorite thing to do: drop somebody on their head, knock someone unconscious and kick a hole through someone’s chest! Moxley is happy to be in action tonight!
Orange Cassidy & Chuck Taylor VS Ryan Nemeth & JD Drake!
Freshly Squeezed has a new theme song, “Where is My Mind?” by the Pixies so that he and the Kentucky Gentleman can finally feel like a team! But can they get ready for Arcade Anarchy against the Hollywood Hunk and his new friend, Scrap Metal?
The teams sort out and Chuck starts against Nemeth. They circle, tie up, and Nemeth kicks low. Nemeth gets a waistlock and throws Chuck down, then brags that he has two points. Nemeth high-fives JD and that’s a tag. Chuck arm-drags Nemeth, arm-drags JD but JD arm-drags back! Cassidy tags in and fans fire up for him as he gets in the ring with JD. JD eggs Cassidy on but Cassidy tags right back out. Chuck dodges JD, arm-drags him again, and has the armlock! JD fights up, powers Chuck to the corner and tags in Nemeth. They mug Chuck, Nemeth throws forearms and rams in! Nemeth throws knees but Chuck turns it around to CHOP and CHOP!
Chuck brings Nemeth over, tags Cassidy, and they whip to double- Well, Cassidy didn’t even try so Chuck single shoulder tackles. Cassidy covers, ONE! Another cover, ONE! Another cover, ONE! Cassidy thinks that counts as a three. The ref says no, so Cassidy bumps Nemeth off buckles and tags in Chuck. Chuck wants Cassidy to help him this time, but it’s still a single whip and a single lift. Cassidy barely pushes Nemeth over for the SPINEBUSTER to HALF CRAB! JD gets in and CLUBS Chuck, and Cassidy protests. Nemeth throws Chuck out, DECKS Cassidy, and JD throws Chuck at ropes to DECK him, too!
JD puts Chuck in for Nemeth to rain down fists! Nemeth brings Chuck around to claw his face! The ref reprimands, fans chant, “You Suck!” but Nemeth tags JD. JD scoops Chuck to SLAM him, then he and Nemeth hit a FALLING HEADBUTT FIST DROP COMBO! Cover, TWO! JD keeps on Chuck with a chinlock, grinds him down, and fans rally up as Chuck fights back. Chuck gets free but runs into an atomic drop, then JD runs to LARIAT! JD tags Nemeth, they mug Chuck, and Nemeth chokes Chuck on ropes! The ref counts, Nemeth lets off and brings Chuck around to EuroUpper! Tag to JD, Nemeth facelocks Chuck so he and JD can double whip corner to corner.
Nemeth runs in, Chuck goes up and over and drop toeholds JD into Nemeth’s hunk! URENAGE for JD, “hot” tag to Cassidy! Cassidy has the fans fired up but he’s maybe lukewarm. Hands up, and hands in the pockets! JD is upset, and Cassidy unleashes the shin kicks! JD CHOPS Cassidy down! Cassidy no-hand kips up! Cassidy dodges, runs, NO HANDS RANA! JD staggers about and Cassidy uses his hands to try the Alabama lift. JD is too big, and he clubs Cassidy down. JD suplexes but Cassidy hits STUN-DOG MILLIONAIRE, then runs for a tilt-o-whirl DDT! Cover, Nemeth breaks it! Nemeth gets JD to the corner and tags in, dodges Cassidy and dropkicks him!
Nemeth jumps, SATELLITE DDT! Cover, but Chuck breaks it! Chuck runs into JD’s haymaker, JD tags in and he whips Chuck to a corner. He whips Nemeth in but Chuck POSTS Nemeth! JD CHOPS Chuck but Cassidy leaps! Into an OVERHEAD toss! JD fires up, runs in, but get a Sexy Chuckie Knee to ORANGE PUNCH! Chuck PLANCHAS Nemeth, Cassidy manages to get JD up! BEACH BREAK!! Cover, Cassidy & Taylor win!
Winners: Orange Cassidy & Chuck Taylor, by pinfall
The Best Friends are going strong into their final showdown with Miro and Kip! But speaking of, Kip comes out and says, “Y’know what, lads? That was cute. That was really, really cute.” But they’re not here for a fight. Kip wishes them both luck. Miro says he isn’t here to wish them luck! He’s here to wish them both to survive until Dynamite so he can tear their heads off and shove their spines up their you-know-whats! Miro wants to make them bleed! But he’ll wait for Wednesday. Will it truly be GAME OVER for Chuck & Cassidy on Dynamite?
But then Miro and Kip attack anyway! To think they’d lie! Miro is using his own shoe to beat Chuck down! Fans boo but Miro soaks it all up. Now Miro and Kip leave, but will they regret trying to get a cheap advantage?
Jon Moxley VS Bill Collier!
We just heard from The Maniac about wanting to drop someone, knock them unconscious and stomp a hole in them, and he’s getting his chance right now! Will he do all of that and more to the man who is simultaneously IWC Super Indy Champion, STW Heavyweight Champion and Revenge Pro World Champion?
The bell rings and Moxley circles with Collier. Fans fire up for Moxley, he tie sup with Collier, and gets an arm to wrench to a wristlock. Moxley brings Collier around, throws him down, but Collier rolls back to wrench back. Moxley pulls hair, puts Collier in a corner and then CHOPS him! Collier CHOPS back, but Moxley throws a forearm! Moxley grinds Collier’s face on the ropes, then kicks him to a corner. Moxley winds up for a big haymaker, then whips. Collier reverses and dropkicks Moxley down! Collier throws Moxley with a headlock takeover! Moxley endures the grind, fights up, and wrenches to a headlock of his own.
Collier powers out, things speed up, Moxley throws Collier down by his hair! Moxley drags Collier up to club him with crossface forearms! Moxley then SLAMS Collier’s head on the mat, covers, TWO! Collier sits up and checks his face but Moxley gets the arms for a motorcycle stretch! Moxley turns Collier with double hammerlocks, then pulls one arm way back! Moxley tortures the fingers, hooks the legs up, and has Collier for a Queen Angelito stretch, but with fish hooks! The ref reprimands but Moxley lets go. Moxley facelocks, suplexes high and hard, then covers, TWO! Moxley keeps on Collier with a hammerlock, working on a double wristlock.
Collier fights up, fans rally and Moxley KNEES Collier in the head! Moxley KICKS Collier in the chest, then eggs Collier on. Moxley KICKS Collier again, Collier grits his teeth, so Moxley KICKS him again! Moxley likes the toughness, and runs but Collier blocks the boot to ROCK Moxley with a forearm! And again! Moxley comes back, but Collier gets a full nelson. Moxley breaks free and switches to a GERMAN SUPLEX! Moxley then reels Collier in but Collier back drops the piledriver away! Collier goes to a corner, waits for Moxley to stand and BOOTS him! Collier runs to rally with clotheslines! Collier scoops but Moxley slips out, and Moxley fires off body shots!
Collier gets Moxley up for a FALL AWAY SLAM! And kip up! Collier bumps Moxley off buckles, runs, but into a LARIAT! Moxley drags Collier up and in, PILEDRIVER! Cover, TWO!! Collier survives, but now he’s in the BULLY CHOKE!! Collier taps, Moxley wins!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by submission
Moxley gives Collier a show of respect with the pat on the shoulder as he lets the hold go. Will this help Moxley get back on track towards Kenny Omega and the AEW World Championship?
Cody Rhodes presents a special award!
The American Nightmare has his special weightlifting belt with him and goes to the crowd! The Boys & Girls Club of North Florida, as well as AEW, presents the bel, with Cody’s autograph on it, to young Santiago Elias Prado!
Penelope Ford w/ Kip Sabian & Miro VS Leila Grey!
Mrs. Superbad is still feeling like the third wheel to her own husband and The Best Man, but she can still be a contender on her own! Will Penelope be able to stop the #UnstoppableDanger in her way?
The bell rings and Ford circles with Grey. They tie up, Ford arm-drags Grey around, then talks some trash while tossing her hair. Grey shoves Ford, Ford SLAPS Grey and throws her down! Ford bumps Grey off buckles, CHOPS her, then CHOPS her again! Ford swings but Grey dodges to CHOP back! Grey whips Ford, Ford reverses then runs in but Grey dodges! Grey runs back in to uppercut! Grey snapmares, runs and basement dropkicks! Cover, ONE! Grey drags Ford up but Ford hits a jawbreaker! Ford dodges Grey’s return to roll her up, ONE! Ford back kicks hard, knee lifts harder, then ROUNDHOUSES and Grey goes down!
Ford drags Grey up, bumps her off buckles, then brings her around to throw elbows. Ford handsprings then comes back with a handspring to back body block! Ford brings Grey around, and bulldogs her into buckles! Grey flops down, Grey drags her to the apron, and spins her around to CLOBBER her! Ford then goes up and up and KNEE DROPS on the apron! Grey sputters for air as Ford pushes her in. Cover, TWO! Grey is still in this but Ford is annoyed. Fans rally up, Ford drags Grey onto ropes and chokes her! Kip and Ford kiss, Ford YANKS Grey into ropes! Grey flops down, Ford looms over her, and then brings her up for a whip. Grey dodges and comes back with lariats!
Grey hits a Thesz Press! She rains down hands, Ford pushes her away and HEEL KICKS her down! Ford drags Grey back up, fireman’s carries for the GUT BUSTER DROP! Cover, Ford wins!
Winner: Penelope Ford, by pinfall
Ford didn’t need her Perfect Plex, she busted Grey to pieces! She and Kip celebrate with lip locks like always, but will she be kissing that AEW Women’s World Championship in the near future?
Six Man Tag: Gunn Club VS Rex Lawless & Milk Chocolate!
Billy and the boys are at it again! They’re still undefeated as a trio, but will The Pectoral Poseidon joining forces with Brandon Watts & Randy Summers change that soon enough?
The trios sort out, Austin starts against Summers. Austin opens fire with those hype bullets, but he and Summers tie up. Austin headlocks, Summers wrenches out to a hammerlock, but Austin switches the hammerlock onto Summers. Summers elbows out hard, ROCKS Austin in a corner, then whips him corner to corner. Austin goes up and over and keeps moving to dodge and hurdle then slide and trip! NECK SNAPPER! Summers staggers and tags Lawless in! Austin tags Billy in and now Papa Gunn gets face to face with Pectoral Poseidon! Billy has the fans on his side as he circles with Rex. They tie up, and are in a deadlock!
Rex gets around to waistlock, but Billy pries free to switch. Rex tries the same but Billy holds tight so Rex elbows out! Rex fires up, runs, but into an uppercut! Billy runs, but Rex ROCKS him! Rex pushes Billy around, but Billy ROCKS Rex back, then kicks a leg out to SUPERKICK Rex down! “SUCK IT!” Billy drags Rex up, brings him around and tags in Austin. They whip, tag Colten, body shot and BOOT to Colten’s Euro Step NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Colten drags Rex up, brings him around and whips him to a corner. Tag to Austin and Colten whips Austin in to uppercut Rex! Austin goes corner to corner but misses! Rex BOOTS Austin down!
Rex tags in Watts and he drags Austin around to rain down fists and stomps! Watts ROCKS Austin, put shim in the corner, and tags Summers. Milk Chocolate coordinate for a LEAPING AX HANDLE BACK SUPLEX! Cover, TWO! Summers tags Rex, they mug Austin, then Rex ROCKS Austin! Rex taunts the Gunns, runs in but gets a boot from Austin! Austin fights off Milk Chocolate and goes up over Rex. Rex gets a foot but Austin enziguris him away! Hot tags to Colten and Watts! Colten rallies on Milk Chocolate, ROCKS Rex, then runs to SPLASH Watts! And SPLASH Summers! And scoop Watts for a SLAM! Then dropkick Summers down! Cover, but Rex breaks it!
Billy throws Rex out, Austin gets in and they call for the train! 3:10 TO YUMA!! Cover, the Gunns win!
Winners: The Gunn Club, by pinfall
Undefeated is undefeated, the Gunn Club is still rolling! Will Billy and his boys continue until they’re a trio of golden Gunns?
Backstage interview with Thunder Rosa.
Wrestling in the very first Dynamite Lights Out match, in one of the wildest matches, what are her thoughts? Well it was AEW’s first women’s main event, and she is the first Mexican wrestler to have main-evented AEW, so it was big a few different ways. But mostly, it was just beautiful. She thanks all the fans who supported her, and please watch it over and over again! She won’t take all the credit, this was for everyone. Not like Britt Baker, she’s trying to be the princess of AEW. Rosa is honored to be back in the ring already, and to take on one of her students in Alex Gracia. She’s all about female empowerment and representing Latinas so-
Diamante interrupts and wants to double check. Rosa says she represents Latinas? To get this straight, no one represents Diamante but Diamante. Rosa gets that, but she hears jealousy, too. Whoa, let’s keep it G for a second. Rosa doesn’t even go here! And yeah sure, she was the main event, made history, so good. But she also painted a big target on her back. Well when you’re the best, you’re a target everywhere. What’s Diamante got for her? Well Diamante’s ready to step to the plate. Oh, is that so? Call it, and Rosa will be ready whenever she wants! Will Diamante look to take aim at La Mera Mera in the Spring?
Joey Janela w/ Sonny Kiss VS Chandler Hopkins!
The Bad Boy has gotten back on track just a bit, and the road trip to the top for him and the Concrete Rose is still on! But will #TheYoungGun hold him up and send him off course?
The bell rings, they tie up, Janela waistlocks but Hopkins switches to throw Janela down. Janela sits up and Hopkins eggs him on. The two go again, Janela calls for a test of strength, and Hopkins accepts. They go shoulder to shoulder, Janela bends Hopkins back and hops on, but Hopkins keep the bridge! Hopkins spins, headlocks and hits the takeover! Janela headscissors, Hopkins moves around and kips out! Hopkins brushes his shoulder off, but Janela SLAPS him! Hopkins fires off hands but Janela ROCKS Him and CHOPS him! Janela CHOPS again, whips him, but Hopkins dodges to RANA! Hopkins runs into the corner but only gets the buckles, Janela GERMAN SUPLEXES!
Janela cools off as he looms over Hopkins, then CLUBS him! Janela sits Hopkins up to CHOP him, then whips him corner to corner to CLOBBER him! Fans fire up as Janela has Hopkins in a corner and storms over. Janela whips Hopkins corner to corner hard, and Hopkins bounces off buckles to hit the mat. Cover, ONE! Janela grows annoyed but he drags Hopkins up to wrench and back suplex! Cover, TWO! Janela keeps on Hopkins with a motorcycle stretch with the knee in the back. Hopkins endures, fans rally, and Hopkins fights up to throw body shots. Janela ROCKS Hopkins, throws him out of the ring then builds speed, to DIVE! Direct hit and they hit railing hard!
Janela puts Hopkins in, but Hopkins comes back and FLIES! Direct hit and Hopkins puts Janela in! Hopkins climbs, Kiss shouts to Janela and Janela gets up to ROCKET LAUNCH Hopkins off the top! Janela CHOPS, back hands, and runs into a back kick! Hopkins handsprings but Janela ducks the kick! Janela says he’s too smart, but Hopkins comes back with a CALF KICK! Hopkins aims from a corner, runs but into a ROLLING ELBOW! Janela runs but into a SPANISH FLY! Hopkins heads for a corner and climbs up top. FROG SPLASH! Cover, TWO!! Janela survives and Hopkins can’t believe it! Fans rally up as Janela gets to a corner.
Hopkins goes up top again, fans fire up, and Hopkins SHOOTING STARS onto knees! Janela saves himself, runs and runs to LARIAT Hopkins inside out! SUPERKICK to MICHINOKU DRIVER! Janela has a cocky cover, TWO!! Hopkins survives and Janela can’t believe it! Janela wags his finger and runs at Hopkins, but Hopkins blocks the discus to PELE! Hopkins runs corner to corner to forearm smash, then he reels Janela in for a suplex, but Janela makes it a fireman’s carry and DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!! Janela goes up top, MACHO ELBOW! Cover, Janela wins!
Winner: Joey Janela, by pinfall
The Bad Boy maybe got a little full of himself, but he still pulled off the win. Will Janela take his competition more seriously so that things don’t get so shaky?
Backstage interview with The Hybrid2.
Dasha asks Angelico if she could get a word with Jack Evans. Angelico tells Jack that Dasha wants an interview with him, again. Jack grumbles as he walks out of the trailer. Dasha asks that with him going up against Jungle Boy, how does Jack prepare for a match with an athlete of JB’s caliber? He doesn’t need to prepare. He just needs coffee, and that puts him in position to knock “Jungle Dork” unconscious. And as for AEW putting him up against these “Jurassic People,” he might just take JB’s unconscious body and melee “Luchadorkus” and “Marko Runt” with it after. Jack is sending a message. And the message is that heavy creamer does a body good.
Why is Angelico dancing without music? The music’s all up in his head, Dasha. Now please, leave them alone. Jack mopes his way back inside his trailer, but will he be crashing going against Jungle Jack Perry?
Thunder Rosa VS Alex Gracia!
As she said earlier, Rosa is ready to take on one of her students, even after the brutal match she had with Britt Baker! Will the Pink Dream start to live the dream as she takes on her mentor?
The bell rings, Rosa and Gracia circle and tie up. Rosa waistlocks, Gracia wrenches and wristlocks but Rosa rolls and drop toeholds. Rosa floats but Gracia gets up to facelock. Rosa hammerlocks, headlocks and throws Gracia with a takeover. Gracia goes to headscissor but Rosa shrugs that off. Gracia makes it a cover, ONE as Rosa sits up. Gracia headscissors but Rosa pops free to get a facelock. Rosa whips and arm-drags Gracia but Gracia arm-drags back! Things speed up,. Rosa rolls Gracia to a press, TWO! Gracia ducks then arm-drags, but Rosa sweeps the legs! Cover, ONE! Gracia sweeps, covers, ONE! Double dropkicks cancel out and fans cheer as the two stand off.
Rosa and Gracia reset, tie up, and Rosa waistlocks. Gracia switches, Rosa switches to whip but Gracia reverses. Rosa goes up and over and rolls Gracia, ONE but Rosa dropkicks Gracia down! Cover, TWO! Rosa keeps on Gracia with a motorcycle stretch and pulls back. Gracia fights up but Rosa dribbles her off the mat. Rosa is a little apologetic for treating her student harshly, but she CHOPS Gracia hard in the corner! Gracia shoves Rosa back but Rosa kicks low then snapmares. Rosa KICKS Gracia in the back! Cover, TWO! Rosa keeps cool but Gracia throws forearms! Rosa hits back, bumps Gracia off buckles, then digs her boots in! The ref counts, Rosa lets off and brings Gracia up to whip.
Gracia staggers but hits back, goes up and up and leaps to RANA Rosa away! The fans cheer as the two reset on opposite ends of the ring. Rosa and Gracia run, Rosa dodges to tilt-o-whirl to a Russian Leg Sweep! Fans fire up for Rosa and she runs corner to corner to A-List Lariat! Then swings in to METEORA! Rosa rolls and runs again to basement dropkick! Cover, TWO! Rosa drags Gracia up, scoops, but Gracia slips off to CLUB ROsa on the back! And again! Rosa ROCKS Gracia but Gracia comes back! They brawl, Rosa kicks and ROUNDHOUSES, to scoop for the THUNDER DRIVER!! Cover, Rosa wins!
Winner: Thunder Rosa, by pinfall
From the Unsanctioned Lights Out to the Dark Elevation, Rosa is rolling! Will Rosa find herself fighting for a Women’s World Championship somewhere soon enough?
Leyla Hirsch VS Vipress!
#LEGIT is slowly but surely climbing up the ranks, but there’s still a long way to go! Will she take one more step up and step over her competition?
The bell rings, Leyla and Vipress tie up, Leyla gets Vipress down to a cover, ONE! Leyla keeps on Vipress, tries again, ONE! Leyla still has Vipress’ arms, drags her to a ghost pin, TWO! Leyla is still all over Vipress and gets yet another cover, ONE! Vipress grows frustrated but she switches, only for Leyla to facelock and cover, ONE! Leyla waistlocks, flips Vipress over, covers, ONE! Vipress gets up, throws elbows to get free, but Leyla gets around to waistlock again. Vipress gets ropes, the ref tries to separate the two, and Vipress claws Leyla’s eyes! Fans boo but Vipress brings Leyla up to hotshot the arm! Vipress gets in to stomp Leyla’s arm!
Vipress stomps Leyla to ropes, wraps Leyla’s arm around the ropes, and pulls! The ref counts, Vipress lets off at 4, and then stomps Leyla more! Vipress has Leyla in a corner, wraps the arm around ropes again and pulls more! The ref counts again, Vipress lets off then stomps again. The ref counts, Vipress stops and wrenches Leyla to roll her and kick, but Leyla blocks to spin and LARIAT! Leyla gets the bad arm moving, manages to fireman’s carry with one, but Vipress fights out! Vipress rolls Leyla, TWO! Vipress runs in but Leyla dodges, then gets around to GERMAN SUPLEX! And GERMAN SUPLEX again! And GERMAN SUPLEX again!
Vipress staggers into an ARMBAR!! Vipress taps, Leyla wins!
Winner: Leyla Hirsch, by submission
Too legit, Vipress had to quit! Will Leyla keep fighting to become a #LEGIT contender?
Frankie Kazarian VS Danny Limelight!
The Heavy Metal Rebel “invited” Christian Cage to watch this match with the “Radioactive Papi” to see a real workhorse in action. Will Captain Charisma see what Kaz means before they have their own match on Dynamite?
The bell rings and the two circle. Kaz and Limelight tie up, Limelight arm-drags and then does his dance. Kaz shrugs that off, circles with Limelight again, and they tie up again. Kaz gets a waistlock then a drop toehold to then get a headlock. Limelight pries free but Kaz gets an arm. Limelight rolls, Kaz holds on, wrenches and wristlocks. Kaz keeps Limelight down but he fights up. Limelight wristlocks, Kaz rolls and drop toeholds again to get back to the armlock. Kaz digs a knee into Limelight’s head, but Limelight fights up. Kaz wrenches, clinches, monkey flips but Limelight lands on his feet! Things speed up, Limelight rolls off Kaz’s back to arm-drag!
Limelight runs in, Kaz pops him up but Limelight headstands and boots! Limelight adjusts, springboard FLYING RANA! Limelight runs in, wheelbarrows but Kaz makes it a GERMAN! Limelight lands on his feet again, but runs into a back kick! Kaz adds a knee lift and LARIAT! Kaz drags Limelight up, CHOPS him to a corner, then CHOPS him again. Limelight forearms, Kaz knees and CLUBS Limelight, then tosses him across the way! Kaz drags Limelight up again to whip corner to corner, runs sideways to hit a RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Cover, TWO! Kaz clamps onto the arm again and grinds Limelight down again.
Limelight fights up, Kaz cranks the arm, Limelight rolls and gets up and throws forearms! Limelight kicks and forearms again, then runs, but ducks and dodges to pop-up RANA! Cover, TWO!! Kaz scoops Limelight to SLAM him down! Fans fire up and rally as Kaz drags Limelight up. wrenches to a back suplex! Limelight clutches his back but Kaz drags him up. Kaz whips Limelight corner to corner, and Limelight hits buckles HARD! Kaz walks over, brings Limelight back up and CHOPS him to the corner, and CHOPS again! Kaz has Limelight up, whips him corner to corner HARD again! Fans rally behind Kaz as Limelight gets up, and Kaz runs in, but into an elbow!
Kaz tries again, Limelight boots and goes up top! Limelight walks the tightrope and then springboards to FLYING CLOTHESLINE! Fans fire up again and Limelight gives Kaz a KICK! And another KICK! Kaz blocks the next one but gets a HEEL KICK for it! Limelight runs but into a pop-up, Kaz adjusts to ELECTRIC CHAIR SLAM! Bridging cover, TWO! Kaz grows frustrated, but he slaps some sense into himself. Kaz drags Limelight up, scoops him and SLAMS him, to then springboard and leg drop! Limelight rolls all the way to the apron but Kaz follows after. Kaz drags Limelight up, clubs him again and again, then has him on the ropes.
Kaz suplexes but Limelight fights back! Limelight ROCKS Kaz, shoulders in, then slingshots up and over to duck and mule kick! Springboard DOUBLE STOMPS! Cover, TWO! Limelight keeps his cool as Kaz sits up. Limelight aims, runs, goes up and up and leaps, but no tornado! Kaz shoves Limelight into buckles, and drag shim into a CROSSFACE CHICKENWING! Limelight taps, Kaz wins!
Winner: Frankie Kazarian, by submission
Kaz gets a win with something special, and he’s rolling towards Dynamite! But Christian walks out, applauds Kaz, and seems to understand. But who outworks who this Wednesday?
Ethan Page VS Fuego Del Sol!
All Ego is still rolling in singles competition, and he doesn’t look to be stopping just yet. Will he put out the Fire of the Sun to go 3-1?
The bell rings and fans are on Fuego’s side, which Ethan accepts. Ethan and Fuego circle, approach and Ethan KNEES low and hard over and over! Ethan reels Fuego in, Canadian racks, but Fuego slips out of the Ego’s Edge! Fuego mule kicks, runs and ducks to pop-up dropkick! Fuego runs corner to corner to RAM into Ethan, then goes up and reels him in! TORNADO- NO! Ethan tosses Fuego away and RUNS him over! Ethan cools off, paces, and stomps Fuego down. Fans rally, Ethan drags Fuego up and hits a BACKBREAKER! Fuego gets to ropes, Ethan chokes him on the ropes! The ref counts, Ethan lets off and Fuego sputters.
Ethan whips Fuego corner to corner hard and Fuego tumbles to the mat! Fans rally and Ethan mocks them as he stomps Fuego down! And drops an elbow! Ethan wraps Fuego in a rear bearhug but fans rally up. Fuego endures, fights up, and elbows back! Ethan holds on tight, thrashes Fuego around, but Fuego throws more elbows! Fuego is free, but Ethan reels him back in to CLUB him! Ethan hooks the leg for a FISHERMAN BACKBREAKER! Cover, but Ethan lets off at TWO! Ethan grins but fans boo, and Ethan talks trash. Ethan pushes Fuego around, kicks him around, slaps him even, and drags him up by his mask. Fuego SLAPS Ethan!
Ethan runs in but misses in the corner, and Fuego springboards to QUEBRADA! Kip up and mule kick! Fuego aims from a corner, goes up the ropes and leaps, but still no tornado! Ethan puts him up top, ROCKS him with an uppercut, then brings him up for a TOP ROPE BACKBREAKER, and a TOSS! Ethan snarls, drags Fuego up and reels him in, to Canadian rack and EGO’S EDGE!! Cover, Ethan wins!
Winner: Ethan Page, by pinfall
All Ego is feeling great after folding Fuego up. Will Ethan continue to win until he’s got gold?
Hikaru Shida & Tay Conti VS Jazmin Allure & Tesha Price!
Before they face common enemies in the Native Beast, Nyla Rose, and the Bunny, Allie, the AEW Women’s World Champion and the now number one contender have to see if they can be a team! Will the Full Metal Warrior and Brazilian Blackbelt be a formidable duo?
The teams sort out, Tay and Price start and tie right up. They go around, Allure tags in and Tay lets off. But Allure and Price go after her together, double whip but she crisscrosses them into each other! Drop sayanagi and a tag, Shida hits a judo hip toss! Tag to Conti, she drop sayangis again, and tags back to Shida. Shida wrenches but Allure jawbreakers and forearms! Tag to Price, she runs in and fires off! Price whips, Shida reverses but Price goes up and over and around to uppercut Shida down! Price fires up, full nelsons and spins Shida, but Shida counters to a suplex! Shida takes aim, but as she “draws her sword,” Allure gets in to BOOT her down! SO Tay gets in to BOOT Allure!
Tay tags in, she and Shida whip each other, and they both KNEE Allure and Price! Then they whip Allure and Price to switch targets, drop sayanagis in stereo! And even DOUBLE TRIANGLE HOLDS! Allure and Price are caught, but they both get ropebreaks! Shida drags Allure out, Tay CHOPS Price, hammerlock to the DD-TAY! Cover, Tay and Shida win!
Winners: Tay Conti & Hikaru Shida, by pinfall
The champion and (potential) challenger are surprisingly in synch with each other! Will they be able to do this to Nyla and Allie on Dynamite?
Jungle Boy w/ Jurassic Express VS Jack Evans w/ Angelico!
Jack Evans ran his mouth as usual, but now he has to put up or shut up! Will Jungle Boy make Evans eat his words and rethink who he calls names?
The bell rings and fans sing JB’s song. Evans is annoyed, he and JB tie up and JB headlocks. Evans wrenches out to a wristlock but JB handsprings to wrench back. Evans handsprings, wrenches again, but JB handsprings and kips up to wrench to a headlock takeover! Fans cheer that exchange, but Evans fights up and fights out. Evans powers out, JB handsprings over the drop to get another headlock takeover! Evans is frustrated but he headscissors back. JB kips free, sweeps and covers, ONE! Evans sweeps and covers, ONE! Double dropkicks cancel out and fans cheer the exchange. Evans and JB reset and tie up again.
JB waistlocks, headlocks, but Evans powers out., Angelico distracts, JB swipes but turns around into a SCREW HIGH KICK! JB bails out, Luchasaurus and Marko Stunt keep Angelico back but Evans bumps JB off the timekeeper table. Evans has the mic to shout, “You’re welcome! You’re all welcome!” Evans throws hands, puts JB into the ring, and CLUBS JB down! Evans clinches and throws knee after knee, then hooks a leg for a Russian Leg Sweep! Cover, TWO! Stunt and Luchasaurus coach JB up but Evans bumps him off buckles. Evans goes corner to corner for a leaping elbow to snap suplex! Cover, TWO!
Evans is annoyed again as fans rally up for JB. JB throws body shots but Evans kicks and clubs him down! Evans crawls over, drags JB up, scoops and SLAMS him! Evans has an arm and hooks a leg to then drag JB around, modified Hell’s Gate! JB makes it a cover, TWO! Dead lift to SIT OUT BOMB! Fans fire up as JB and Evans slowly stir. The standing count is 4 but both men stand in opposite corners. Evans runs corner to corner but JB elbows him and forearms and CHOPS! JB fires off, whips but Evans reverses, only for JB to rebound LARIAT! JB drags Evans up again, suplexes, but Evans counters to an inside cradle, TWO!
Evans SOBATS, then handsprings to BACK ELBOW himself and JB out of the ring!! Both men are down on the outside, the ring count climbs and reaches 4 as Evans refreshes it. Evans brings JB up but JB throws body shots. JB ROCKS and ROUNDHOUSES Evans, but Evans BOOTS him into the apron! JB pops Evans up to the apron, Evans mule kicks then FLYING WHEEL KICKS JB down! The ref’s ring count restarts again, Evans puts JB in and climbs up a corner. Evans aims but JB gets up to intercept with haymakers and CHOPS! JB climbs up, brings Evans up, but Evans slips out to trip JB up!
Evans goes up to SPIDER GERMAN JB down!! And then adjust for a BIG Moonsault, but JB dodges! Evans returns into a BELLY2BELLY into buckles! GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!! JB holds on, and GERMANS, but Evans slips out and lands on his feet! Backslide and bridge, TWO!! JB narrowly escapes, Evans runs but into a scoop, only to slip out and wrench. Evans NORTHERN LIGHTS, rolls through to scoop, MICHINOKU DRIVER! Cover, TWO!! JB survives and shocks Evans! The fans are fired up but Evans climbs up, leaps, but JB catches the Ryder Kick to a SNARE TRAP! Evans taps, JB wins!!
Winner: Jungle Boy, by submission
Incredible! JB catches Evans out of the air and into the Snare and gets a big win! Will Jungle Boy be leading the Jurassic Express towards a golden future?
QT Marshall & Lee Johnson VS Adam Priest & Aaron Frye!
The Gifted admitted to feeling frustrated in the ever-growing Nightmare Family. Before he has his exhibition match with The American Nightmare, will he and Big Shotty be able to represent as a duo?
The teams sort out, QT and Fry Daddy start. They tie up, QT puts Frye in the corner fast but lets off. Frye ROCKS QT but QT DECKS and stomps away on Frye! QT drags Frye up, whips and CLOBBERS him! QT drags Frye up and puts him in the corner, tags in Johnson, and Johnson stomps Frye now. Johnson whips and dropkicks Frye, then covers, ONE! Johnson keeps cool and brings Frye back over. Tag to QT, QT climbs but that wasn’t Johnson’s plan. Frye RAMS Johnson into QT”s apples, then YANKS QT off the top! Frye fires off on QT, but QT ROCKS Frye and whips! Frye kicks back, runs and PSYCHO KNEES! QT scrambles to a corner but Frye brings him over, tag to Priest.
priest and Frye mug QT, QT fights back and ROCKS Priest! QT whips but Priest reverses to waistlock and GERMAN SUPLEX! QT flounders again but Priest is on him with EuroUppers! Priest stomps QT, CHOPS him, but QT CHOPS back! Priest kicks, but QT blocks only to get an enziguri! Johnson tags in, dodges Priest to DECK Frye then he rallies on Priest! Johnson elbows and NECKBREAKERS! Johnson kips up and fires up and so do the fans! Johnson brings Priest around, but Frye runs in to dropkick Johnson! QT tags in, he CLOBBERS Frye and throws him out hard. QT brings Priest around for the DIAMOND CUTTER! Cover, QT and Johnson win!
Winners: QT Marshall & Lee Johnson, by pinfall
They weren’t quite in synch, but they made it work! Will this help QT make that exhibition match a win over Cody Rhodes?
Ryo Mizunami VS KiLynn King!
Aneki continues on in AEW, hoping to get back up to the title! But will she have to bow down to the King first?
Ryo gives referee Bryce her sunglasses, then sweeps him off his feet, literally. But Ryo gets serious enough as the bell rings. Fans are fired up for Ryo, she and King circle and King even joins in on the dance party. They tie up, go around, and Ryo waistlocks. King switches, throws Ryo down then facelocks. Ryo fights up, pries free but King wrenches through to headlock. King grinds, Ryo powers out, but King rams Ryo. Neither falls and Ryo shrugs. Ryo runs, King follows and rams Ryo again. Ryo still stays up and even fires up! They ram again and again, and again, then Ryo kicks low! Ryo whips King to a corner, but King comes back to run Ryo over! King fires up as she moshes!
King takes a bow but Ryo fires up. King wants a test of strength, Ryo accepts, but King uses her height to taunt Ryo. Ryo kicks low again and gets the knuckle lock anyhow! King gets the other, and the test of strength is on as they go shoulder to shoulder! Ryo bends back but powers up! King bends back, has to bridge, but Ryo sweeps the legs! TWO as King gets one arm up! Ryo puts that arm down, TWO as King gets the other arm up! Ryo puts that arm down, TWO as King bridges, but Ryo jumps on her! TWO as King narrowly gets up! King pushes Ryo away but Ryo cranks the knuckle locks! King drops to a knee, endures and fights up, but Ryo throws a forearm! King gives it back!
They go back and forth, forearm for forearm, faster and faster! Ryo ROCKS King, whips her to a corner and runs in, to forearm smash! Ryo is still fired up and she CHOPS! And CHOPS! And fires off machine gun chops! Fans rally but the ref counts, so Ryo does her dance and CHOPS again! King is stinging while Ryo does her pantomime! Ryo runs in to clothesline! King flops down, Ryo runs to drop the leg, brother! And another, brother! And then a big leg drop! Cover, TWO! Ryo argues the count but that was fair. Ryo whips but King reverses to knee low! Snapmare and wrench to an elbow drop! Cover, TWO!
King drags Ryo back up, blocks a swing to kick and CHOP back! Ryo eggs King on and puts her hands behind her back! King nods and heats her hands up for her own machine gun chops! King reaches to the sky for power, and CHOPS again! Ryo likes it, but King returns the favor! King puts her hands back and lets Ryo have a shot. Ryo fires off more machine gun CHOPS! Ryo catches King’s swing to spin and ROCK her! King BOOTS, Ryo LARIATS King at ropes! KOTARO KRUSHER! Cover, TWO! KATAGATAMI! Ryo has the head ‘n’ arm triangle, almost an anaconda vice, but King gets the ropebreak with her legs! Ryo lets go and can’t believe it!
Ryo waits for King to get up, then runs at her, into a back kick! ROUNDHOUSE! King reels Ryo in, GERMAN SUPLEX! Ryo flounders up into a SHOTGUN dropkick, then a SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! King can’t believe Ryo is still in this! King drags Ryo over, brings her up, but Ryo fights free! Ryo slaps some sense into herself, and blocks King’s kick to hit a HUGE URENAGE! King staggers about, Ryo SPEARS her down! Ryo puts King in the drop zone and climbs up, SUPER LEG DROP!! Cover, Ryo wins!
Winner: Ryo Mizunami, by pinfall
Aneki wins again! And she shows respect to King by shaking her hand and bowing. But just because she trumped the King doesn’t mean she has the throne yet! Will Ryo continue all the way to the top of the AEW Women’s Division?
Alan Angels & Preston Vance w/ The Dark Order VS D3 & Vary Morales!
Number 5 may be having a rougher time lately, but the Dark Order is still strong! Will he and Number 10 get another 1-2-3 as a duo tonight?
The teams sort out, Vance and the Prince of Rome start. They circle, tie up, and Vance powers D3 to a corner. The ref counts, Vance lets off but D3 SLAPS him! D3 headlocks, Vance powers out and runs him over! Vance runs, but D3 drops then hurdles, but Vance comes right back to DECK him! Vance drags D3 over, tags Angels, and they whip D3 to a corner. D3 rebounds into a back drop, and Angels’ FLYING basement dropkick! Tag to Vary and he circles with Angels. They tie up, Vary wrenches to a hammerlock but Angels reaches back to headlock. Angels arm-drags Vary and gets the arms for a ghost pint, TWO! Angels arm-drags Vary again for another armlock.
Vary fights up, gets to ropes, the ref counts and Angels lets off. Vary SLAPS Angels, so Angels SLAPS back! And then DECKS him! Angels brings Vary up, suplexes, but Vary slips off and kicks low. Vary runs but Angels drops, and gets Vary for a SNAP Belly2Belly! Cover, TWO! Vary goes to a corner, Angles runs in and MOONSAULTS but flops! Vary and Angels crawl, hot tags to D3 and Vance! Vance rallies on D3, runs in but misses in the corner. D3 runs into Vance’s boot, Vance goes up for a FLYING CLOTHESLINE! Fans fire up with Vance and he runs, but into an uppercut! D3 runs into the SPINEBUSTER! Vary CLUBS Vance but Angels gets Vary for an APRON STO!
D3 rolls Vance up! TWO, and Vance BOOTS D3 back down! Vance drags D3 to ropes, tags in Angels, then Angels tags back. CROSSBODY at the ropes, to Vance’s FULL NELSON! D3 is a rag doll, the Dark Order wins!
Winners: Alan Angels & Preston Vance, by pinfall
You can’t nickel and dime these two, they are becoming a stronger duo every day! Will they ensure that the Dark Order takes over the AEW Tag Division?
Backstage interview with Ethan Page.
Dasha congratulates Ethan on his win tonight, and he asks if she’s actually shocked. Last time they spoke he said he’d rack up wins, and he’s doing that. yet for some unforeseen reason, AEW wants to overlook like superstars like Ethan. Why isn’t AEW rolling out the red carpet for a star talent like All Ego? No one here has even treated him nicely! No, wait, that’s a lie. Ethan had a great conversation with someone today. But Ethan won’t do what AEW does and overlook talent. Ethan is going to enjoy the rest of this show. He thanks Dasha for this time, and promises to keep winning matches.
AEW’s Rising Stars of the week: Bear Country.
Boulder and Bronson have teamed for three-and-a-half years because they were floundering as singles wrestlers. It all made sense because they’re both from the same banner of Create A Pro-Wrestling, and they worked and trained together. They have a lot of value apart, so putting that together would make it all explode. It took time to mesh, throwing stuff at the wall to see what sticks. Boulder didn’t want to be an indie star, he wanted to be a TV star, and Bronson was there with him. Bronson’s mom would always call him Bear, not his first name, Joe. The nickname stuck, and here we are.
Everything was going great, they were white hot, until the pandemic. They decided to go all in on wrestling to get food on the table, and they got the call from AEW. They showed up to Dark, did their best, and Cody Rhodes loved it. And that’s when the doubt washed away and the fire ignited. They know they’re going to do their best and be different from the rest. There’s a lot of handshaking and hugging nowadays, but Bronson grew up watching the Road Warriors and Stone Cold Steve Austin. They didn’t hug you or shake hands, but they’d have a beer with you. That’s Bear Country. And AEW wanting to put the best tag division in the world meant these two HAD to be here.
There’s a difference between getting somewhere and staying there, and these two plan to stay in AEW for a long time. This is where they get to hurt people and make money doing it. “AEW IS Bear Country.”
Bear Country VS Private Party w/ Matt Hardy!
Bronson & Boulder are rising stars, but they still need to reach the top! Will they make sure Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy end up lost in Bear Country?
The teams sort out and Hardy fires up his party as Bronson starts with Kassidy. Kassidy asks for a little extra time to get all the chains off. Hardy holds onto those and Bronson waits patiently, to then tie up with Kassidy. Bronson throws Kassidy down hard, then headlocks tight. Kassidy throws body shots, powers out but Bronson runs him over! Bronson runs, Kassidy leaps but into Bronson’s arms! Kassidy hammers but Bronson still TOSSES him! Tag to Quen, he runs into Bronson’s throw but Quen handsprings to enziguri! Bronson doesn’t flinch, but Quen SLAPS him! Quen runs, dodges and ducks but Bronson back elbows to a back senton!
Bronson drags Quen up as fans rally and he bumps Quen off buckles. Tag to Boulder, Bronson whips Boulder in to corner splash! Boulder feeds Quen to Bronson’s clothesline! Boulder drags Quen up, puts him in a corner and throws elbows and clotheslines! Boulder whips but Quen flops from all the damage done! Boulder shrugs and runs, but into a boot! Quen goes up, leaps and missile dropkicks! Boulder ends up in a corner, Quen runs but into a BOOT! Boulder checks his jaw, drags Quen over quite literally, and tags in Bronson. The Bears mug Quen, Bronson drags Quen up and bumps him off buckles. Bronson fires off body shots, Kassidy runs in but Bronson CLOBBERS him!
Bronson whips Quen but Quen slips around and dodges, Kassidy gets a cheap shot in! Bronson DECKS Kassidy but Quen dropkicks Bronson down! Quen rains down furious fists, then stomps! Hardy likes that but Bronson pushes Quen away. Quen is after Bronson on the ropes, drags him over, and tags in Kassidy. Private Party mugs Bronson, Kassidy stomps away, but the ref counts as he digs his boots in. Kassidy lets off, Hardy gets cheap shots in! Kassidy stomps Bronson more, the ref counts and he lets off again. Bronson tries to head for his corner but Kassidy keeps him down. Cover, ONE! Kassidy facelocks, tags Quen and Quen stomps Bronson.
Private Party mugs Bronson but he fights back! Private Party double knees, then double whips him into the corner! Quen dropkicks Boulder, and then do-si-do with Kassidy for a back elbow! PARTY IN MOTION! Then they swap, PARTY IN MOTION 2! Kassidy fires up, covers, TWO! Kassidy facelocks, drags Bronson over, and tags in Quen. Private Party hand off Bronson in the facelock but Bronson endures the grind. Bronson fights up, throws body shots, and then ROCKS Quen! Quen knees low, sucker punches Boulder, but Boulder doesn’t even blink! Quen runs around, back drop! Quen lands on his feet, hot tags to Kassidy and Boulder!
Boulder rallies on Private Party and gives Kassidy a squealing scoop slam! Then a big scoop slam to Quen! Boulder SPLASHES Private Party in the corner! Boulder throws Quen out, blocks the kick to ROCK him! Kassidy leaps but into Boulder’s fireman’s carry! Kassidy fights, Quen springboards, but he’s just added on!? FALL AWAY SAMOAN DROP COMBO! Cover, TWO!! The Private Party survives Boulder’s big bear power, but Bronson is at the corner! Hardy gets on the apron, Bronson tags in but the ref is busy with Hardy! Marko Stunt trips up Hardy! The Bears combine but are confused as to what Stunt was doing! Stunt says he was helping, which he was!
Boulder turns around, Quen dropkicks Boulder’s legs out! Bronson falls off the Electric Chair into DOUBLE ENZIGURIS! Roll up with tights, Private Party wins!!
Winners: Private Party, by pinfall
Despite Fun Size’s help, Hardy’s boys pull off the win after all! Will they continue to make that big money for Matt? As for Stunt, he apologizes to the Bears, but Boulder is pissed! Boulder grabs him but JB and Luchasaurus return. Jurassic Express explains, but the Bears aren’t hearing it, and it’s a BRAWL! Referees rush out to stop this but that’s not that easy to do! Stunt gets some shots in on Bronson but the teams regroup. Will the Jurassic Express be next to get lost in Bear Country?
Scorpio Sky VS Mike Sydal!
The Closer has a new edge and he’s sharpening it with every passing moment. Will that edge cut down the Yoga Monster and get Scorpio back towards a title?
The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, Mike headlocks but Scorpio powers out. They ram shoulders but neither falls, so they reset. They tie up, Scorpio shoots in to get a waistlock then slam. Scorpio facelocks, Mike fights up but Scorpio shifts to a headlock. Mike powers out but Scorpio runs him over! Scorpio leans down to offer a hand, Mike KICKS him away! Mike headlocks, Scorpio powers out, but Mike handsprings and dropkicks! Mike arm-drags Scorpio around and has the armlock. Fans cheer while Scorpio endures and fights up. Scorpio tries a chinbar but Mike cranks the arm. Scorpio gets the ropebreak, Mike lets go, and Scorpio kicks low!
Scorpio steps up but ducks Mike’s swing! Scorpio goes outside and dares Mike to follow. Mike does, but that’s playing to Scorpio’s cat ‘n’ mouse game as he goes back in the ring. Mike gets in, blocks a kick but gets an enziguri! Fans rally as Scorpio drags Mike up. Scorpio bumps Mike off buckles, fires off hands but the ref counts. Scorpio lets off, but Mike hits back! Scorpio snapmares and face scrapes him! Scorpio drops ax handles, covers, TWO! Scorpio clamps onto Mike to rain down fists, then jams a knee into Mike’s back! Scorpio wraps Mike up in a seated cobra twist but Mike endures as fans rally. Mike fights up but Scorpio throws him out!
Scorpio paces while fans boo, but Scorpio sees Mike getting up. Mike gets on the apron but Scorpio kicks him down! Scorpio drags Mike up for a BACKBREAKER, and a backbreaker rack across the knee! Fans rally as Mike fights up, but Scorpio back suplexes. Mike lands on his feet, ducks an attack and rallies! Scorpio whips Mike but Mike slides under, goes Matrix and enziguris! Mike runs in to back elbow, then whip corner to corner. Scorpio reverses, Mike goes up and over and handsprings to SUPERKICK! Mike does the splits to then sweep the legs! STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO!
Mike brings Scorpio up, but Scorpio fights the suplex. Scorpio throws forearms, but Mike ROUNDHOUSES! Mike runs but into the GERMAN SUPLEX! Scorpio holds on, to GERMAN SUPLEX again! Scorpio still holds on, Mike can’t reach the ropes, GERMAN SUPLEX! Scorpio has the hat trick but he says he’s going to end it now. Scorpio stalks Mike, brings him up to a fireman’s carry but Mike slips out. Mike fires forearms but Scorpio body shots. Scorpio waistlocks but Mike fights the German Suplex to the outside! Mike runs but into a CHOP BLOCK! Scorpio gets the leg for the KNEEBAR HEELHOOK! Mike taps, Scorpio wins!
Winner: Scorpio Sky, by submission
Scorpio is making Mike suffer!! Matt rushes the ring and runs Scorpio off! But then Ethan Page attacks Matt!?! All Ego CLOBBERS Matt with that shoulder tackle! Ethan smiles as if he won something, and Scorpio pats him on the shoulder. Is this a new alliance forming between Closer and Ego?
Another good episode, but I have to be honest, I don’t really know if I can keep doing Elevation AND classic Dark if they’re both going to be pushing the two hour limit every week just because they can. Elevation is the better of the two because it feels like Dark in the early days, while Dark now feels like WWE Main Event on Hulu. And once WWE moves NXT to Tuesdays after WrestleMania, it’ll just get harder to do Dark when it barely ever has anything meaningful. And of course Monday is dominated by WWE’s Raw. At the same time, Elevation and Dark are on YouTube, so do I need to be covering it or should we all just be watching and let it be that? Comments on this article or the social media posts related to this article would be greatly appreciated.
As for this episode itself, I found it interesting that Orange Cassidy got a new theme song. I thought what he had was good, but also maybe he should’ve gotten something that fits him just a little bit better, if such a song exists. Shida & Conti made a great team, both having real judo training. I’m thinking they’ll win on Dynamite but it’ll be off Allie, not Nyla. And it might be Tay getting the win to solidify her spot as the current #1 contender and then head for a match with Shida possibly before Double or Nothing. Diamante stepping up to Thunder Rosa was good, too, that will be a good match to tide Rosa over before going for the title herself.
QT’s aggression is a strong sign that he’s turning. He will definitely turn the exhibition into a real fight, and then we see who sides with who in the Nightmare Family/Factor. And Ryo VS King was good just on the great character work. Aneki has great charisma, King can definitely keep up with her in that department, and it really got the fans into it. Ryo can also build back up on the side, helping get the AEW Women’s Division midcard going strong.
My Score: 8.2/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (8/16/22)
Powerhouse gets Dark!
It’s a baker’s dozen for Universal Studios!
AEW Dark continues in Universal Studios, and “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs looks to send a message to Ricky Starks through his opponent tonight!
- Ari Daivari VS Fuego Del Sol; Daivari wins.
- Willow Nightingale VS Robyn Renegade w/ Charlette Renegade; Willow wins.
- Serpentico w/ Luther VS Brock Anderson w/ Arn Anderson; Brock wins.
- Abadon VS Mafiosa; Abadon wins.
- Angelico VS Baliyan Akki; Angelico wins.
- Emi Sakura VS Renee Michelle; Sakura wins.
- Josh Woods VS Cobra; Cobra wins.
- Skye Blue VS Charlette Renegade w/ Robyn Renegade; Skye wins.
- Bear Country VS Axel Rico & Victor Iniestra; Bear Country wins.
- Kayla Rossi w/ Diamond Sheik VS Avery Breaux; Rossi wins.
- Cezar Bononi w/ The Wingmen VS Marcus Kross; Bononi wins.
- Rohit Raju VS Invictus Khash; Raju wins.
- “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs VS Blake Christian; Hobbs wins.
Great to see Abadon back in action, though I’m pretty sure she’s gotten even scarier since she’s been away… A lot of singles match-ups, a lot of easily called match-ups, but that’s par for the course on Dark. A bit surprised they didn’t just team up the Renegade Sisters against Willow & Skye, but maybe those matches are still connected. And while All Heart will lose to Powerhouse, you can beat Blake Christian will get to shine against the bigger Will Hobbs.
Mitchell’s AEW Dark: Elevation Results & Report! (8/15/22)
Minneapolis gets Elevated!
It’s a Superbad return!
Penelope Ford returns to action in AEW as Dark: Elevation serves the leftovers from Dynamite’s Quake by the Lake!
- Tony Nese & Josh Woods w/ Mark Sterling VS Travis Titan & Arik Cannon; Nese & Woods win.
- 8 Man Tag: The Dark Order VS T.U.G Cooper, Drew System, Rylie Jackson & Adam Grace; The Dark Order wins.
- Serena Deeb VS Sierra; Deeb wins.
- Konosuke Takeshita VS Cezar Bononi; Konosuke wins.
- Julia Hart VS Free-Range Kara; Julia wins.
- Private Party VS JAH-C & JDX; Private Party wins.
- Penelope Ford VS Heather Reckless; Ford wins.
- The Acclaimed VS Justin Fowler & JT Energy; The Acclaimed win.
- Six Woman Tag: Hikaru Shida & ThunderStorm VS Emi Sakura, Marina Shafir & Nyla Rose w/ Vickie Guerrero; Shida & ThunderStorm win.
Great to see Penelope Ford is back in action. I wonder if Kip Sabian will make his in-ring return soon. Unless he wants to keep stalking Pac a little longer as the box man… Private Party is going to get a win as the warm-up for their AEW World Tag Team Championship match this Wednesday, and pretty much the entirety of The Dark Order is in action in that 8 Man Tag. Konosuke VS Bononi is going to be really good. Bononi is certainly the biggest opponent physically speaking for Konosuke to take on, so we’ll get to see how Konosuke handles that situation.
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