AEW Dark Results (02/07) - Konosuke Takeshita Vs. EJ Nduka, Serpentico Vs. Blake Christian, Rush And Dalton Castle In Action

Welcome to Wrestling Inc.'s results of "AEW Dark" on February 7, 2023, coming to you from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida!

Konosuke Takeshita scored a major win this past Wednesday on "Dynamite" after defeating one-third of the reigning Ring of Honor World Trios Champions Brian Cage. Tonight, he looks to keep racking up wins when he goes one-on-one with a debuting EJ Nduka. Nduka is best known for his work in Major League Wrestling, and is a former MLW World Tag Team Champion alongside Calvin Tankman.

Dalton Castle will be returning to action tonight when he goes head-to-head with Dante Casanova. Castle hasn't been seen since he and The Boys lost the ROH World Trios titles to the aforementioned Cage and his Embassy teammates Toa Liona and Bishop Kaun at "Final Battle" in December.

The Outrunners (Truth Magnum and Turbo Floyd) got the chance to face AEW World Tag Team Champions The Acclaimed on this past Wednesday's edition of "Dynamite". While they may have come up short in that match, they get the chance to redeem themselves tonight as they take on Logan Cruz and Tyshaun Perez.

After suffering defeat on last night's "Dark: Elevation" when he teamed with his Spanish Announce Project teammate Luther and "The Reality" Zack Clayton in a losing effort to AEW All-Atlantic Champion Orange Cassidy and Best Friends, Serpentico looks to get back on his feet and pick up a win tonight over Blake Christian. Elsewhere, Mascara Dorada will battle The Trustbuster's Slim J. La Faccion Ingobernable's Rush will also be squaring off with Aiden Park while Baliyan Akki takes on Rico Gonzalez, and former Baddie Kiera Hogan faces Megan Meyers.

We are live! Taz and Excalibur greet audiences at home as Serpentico and Luther head to the ring. Blake Christian follows.

Blake Christian vs. Serpentico (w/ Luther)

The bell rings and the two lock up. Christian delivers an arm drag before Serpentico fires back with a flatliner. Serpentico delivers a right hand, but Christian delivers a series of chops. Serpentico delivers a trust kick and a low DDT, then follows it up with a headbutt and a chop. Christian delivers a back elbow and a cop of his own, then delivers a snap suplex and a corkscrew kick that sends Serpentico to the outside. He goes flying, then tosses Serpentico back in the ring and delivers a diving knee. He then hits a ripcord Spanish Fly and a 450 Splash for the win.

Winner: Blake Christian

Rush and Jose The Assistant head to the ring, with Aiden Park already waiting inside.

Rush vs. Aiden Park (w/ Jose The Assistant)

The bell rings and Rush drags Park to the outside. He sends him into the barricade and the ring apron, then delivers a snapmare and grabs a cable from under the ring. He attacks Park with it, then delivers a chop and gets him back inside. Park delivers a couple of right hands to Rush's midsection, but Rush fires back with a chop and a splash. Park delivers several chops of his own, but Rush catches him with a right hand and some stomps. He follows it up with a kick to his face and Bull's Horns for the win.

Winner: Rush

Kiera Hogan heads to the ring, with Megan Meyers already waiting inside.

Kiera Hogan vs. Megan Meyers

The bell rings and the two lock up. Meyers delivers a shoulder tackle, but Hogan delivers a dropkick. Meyers delivers a tijeras, but Hogan delivers a running back elbow and sends Meyers into the ropes. She hits a hip attack, then delivers a leg drop and a flying elbow. She hits her signature sliding dropkick in the corner, then delivers a roundhouse kick and a modified back suplex for the win.

Winner: Kiera Hogan

Dalton Castle and The Boys head to the ring, with Dante Casanova already waiting inside.

Dalton Castle (w/ The Boys) vs. Dante Casanova

The bell rings and the two lock up. They exchange submission holds before Castle rolls to the outside for a breather. He takes a lap around the ring with The Boys, then gets back inside and delivers a knee to Casanova's midsection. He plants him, then rains down elbow strikes and follows it up with a splash. Castle takes another breather, then gets back in the ring and locks up with Casanova once again. Castle delivers a back elbow, then follows it up with three T-Bone suplexes and a running knee. He delivers a discus lariat, then hits the Bang-A-Rang for the win.

Winner: Dalton Castle

Slim J, Sonny Kiss, and Jeeves Kay head to the ring, followed by Mascara Dorada.

Mascara Dorada vs. Slim J (w/ Sonny Kiss and Jeeves Kay)

The bell rings and the two lock up. They exchange submission holds before Dorada delivers a tijeras. The pair level one another with dropkicks, but Dorada hits a second one on Slim off the top rope that sends him to the outside. He looks to go flying, but Slim slips out of the way. Kiss takes a few cheap shots while the referee is distracted, then tosses him back in the ring. Slim delivers a series of right hands, then chokes him on the middle rope. He whips Dorada into the corner, but Dorada manages to deliver a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. He follows it up with a diving back elbow off the ropes before Slim rolls to the outside. Dorada goes flying with a Tornado, then delivers a pair of chops and gets him back in the ring.

Dorada hits a Springboard off the ropes, then gets him up on his shoulders. Slim escapes and delivers a backstabber, then goes for a pin. Dorada kicks out, and Slim ascends to the top. He looks for a moonsault, but Dorada rolls out of the way and climbs to the top before executing one of his own for the win.

Winner: Mascara Dorada

The Outrunners head to the ring, with Logan Cruz and Tyshaun Perez already waiting inside.

The Outrunners vs. Logan Cruz and Tyshaun Perez

Perez and Magnum begin the action. The bell rings and the two lock up. Floyd tags in and delivers a shoulder tackle, then poses. Cruz tags in and Floyd catches him with a boot. He delivers a bodyslam, then tags Magnum back in. Magnum beats down Cruz, then tags Floyd back in. The pair deliver an assisted bodyslam and Magnum tags in. Magnum sends Cruz's head into the top turnbuckle, then delivers a right hand. The Outrunners then deliver a powerslam-neckbreaker combination for the win.

Winners: The Outrunners

Lexy Nair joins The Outrunners in the ring, and congratulates them on their first win in AEW. She asks them what's next for them, and Magnum puts all other tag teams in the company on notice. Floyd says The Outrunners are in the biggest company in the world and are there to show the world who they are.

Baliyan Akki and Mei Suruga head to the ring, with Rico Gonzalez already waiting inside.

Baliyan Akki (w/ Mei Suruga) vs. Rico

The bell rings and Gonzalez delivers a chop. Akki hits a shoulder tackle, then delivers a round kick and an arm drag. He follows it up with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker and a kick to Gonzalez's leg, then hits a bodyslam and ascends to the top. He delivers a missile dropkick and some chops before Gonzalez returns the favor. The two go back and forth until Gonzalez manages to deliver a hurricanrana and a moonsault off the ropes. Akki delivers a backbreaker and a back heel kick, then hits a Brainbuster. He climbs to the top and delivers a splash for the win.

Winner: Baliyan Akki

Konosuke Takeshita heads to the ring, with EJ Nduka already waiting in the ring.

Konosuke Takeshita vs. EJ Nduka

The bell rings and the pair stare one another down. They lock up before Takeshita delivers a chop. The two go back and forth with forearms before Nduka gains the upper hand with a pair of shoulders to Takeshita's midsection. Takeshita delivers a jumping shoulder tackle, then delivers several forearms. Nduka delivers a boot and a spear, then follows it up with a Blue Thunder Bomb. He delivers a few back elbows, but Takeshita manages to deliver a Blue Thunder Bomb of his own. Nduka delivers a jumping shoulder tackle before Takeshita delivers a high knee, a Brainbuster, and a driving knee strike for the win.

Winner: Konosuke Takeshita