AEW Dark: Elevation Results (08/29) - Regina Di WAVE Championship Match, Matt Hardy And Frankie Kazarian In Action

Welcome to Wrestling Inc.'s official results of "AEW Dark: Elevation" on August 29, 2021!

Hikaru Shida will be putting her Regina Di WAVE Championship on the line against Japanese legend Emi Sakura. Shida won the title at the WAVE 15th Anniversary Show on August 14 from Suzu Suzuki and looks to retain it ahead of her fatal four-way match against Toni Storm, Britt Baker, and Jamie Hayter for AEW Interim World Championship at All Out. Meanwhile, Sakura looks to continue her dominant streak and become the new title holder after racking up wins on "AEW Dark: Elevation" and "AEW Dark" over the past few weeks.

Matt Hardy will be in action against RSP. Hardy hasn't appeared on the show since the April 13 edition, during which he teamed up with his brother, Jeff, and Top Flight to take on AFO's Private Party, The Blade, and Angelico. Speaking of the AFO, The Blade will be teaming up with his tag team partner, The Butcher, and fellow member, Rush tonight to take on the team of Elijah, Zach Nystrom and Chase Oliver.

House Of Black's Julia Hart will be taking on Arie Alexander. Hart has been on a roll the past few weeks ever since joining the group during Double or Nothing and adopting a new, more aggressive attitude. Nyla Rose and Marina Shafir will be teaming up to take on fan-favorite Skye Blue and Queen Aminata in tag team action.

Serena Deeb will take on Katie Arquette. Dante Martin of Top Flight looks to score a win over Wes Barkley. The Heavy Metal Rebel, Frankie Kazarian, will also be facing off against "AEW Dark: Elevation" regular Andrea Guercio. 

We are live! Excalibur and Matt Menard greet audiences at home as Dante Martin heads to the ring. Wes Barkley already waits inside.

Dante Martin vs. Wes Barkley

The bell rings and the two lock up. They exchange submissions before Martin hits a shotgun drop kick. Martin delivers a kic, followed by a diving crossbody off the top. He goes for a pin, but Barkley kicks out. He delivers his finisher for the win.

Winner: Dante Martin

Julia Hart vs. Arie Alexander

The bell rings and Hart stares Alexander down. Hart delivers a kick to Alexander's midsection, followed by several forearms to her face. She delivers a chop, followed by an open palm strike. Alexander hits a couple of forearms, but Hart fires back and delivers a kick to her head. She delivers a moonsault press before delivering a lariat to the back of her head. She locks in her submission finisher for the win, or as Menard calls it, The Hartless Lock.

Winner: Julia Hart

Queen Aminata and Skye Blue head to the ring, followed by Nyla Rose, Marina Shafir and Vickie Guerrero.

Nyla Rosa and Marina Shafir (w/ Vickie Guerrero) vs. Skye Blue and Queen Aminata

Blue and Rose begin the action. The bell rings and Blue delivers a kick to Rose's midsection. Rose fires back with a knee, followed by a powerslam. Shafir tags in and Blue delivers a kick to her head. Aminata tags in and delivers a vicious chop. Aminata delivers a snap suplex, followed by an arm drag and a kick to her back. Aminata hits a kick to Shafir's back, but Shafir fires back with one of her own. Shafir delivers a urinagi before tagging in Rose. Rose hits a standing splash, then goes for a pin but Blue breaks it up. While the referee is distracted, Shafir and Guerrero beat her down. Rose delivers a senton before tagging in Shafir. Blue tags in and delivers several rapid forearms to Shafir. Shafir hits a release German suplex before tagging in Rose and delivering their finisher for the win.

Winners: Nyla Rose and Marina Shafir

Matt Hardy heads to the ring, with RSP already waiting inside. 

Matt Hardy vs. RSP

The bell rings and the two lock up. RSP hits Hardy with several right hands to his head before Hardy fires off shots of his own. Hardy sends RSP's face into the turnbuckles, the locks in a sleeper. Private Party appears on the ramp to watch on as Hardy delivers a neck breaker. He goes for a pin, but RSP kicks out. RSP hits an insiguri before looking for a senton off the top rope. Hardy moves out of the way and delivers an elbow off the middle rope. He gears up for the Twist Of Fate and hits it for the win.

Winner: Matt Hardy

After the match, Private Party and Hardy exchange a look before Private Party retreat. 

Serena Deeb heads to the ring, with Katie Arquette already waiting inside. 

Serena Deeb vs. Katie Arquette

The bell rings and the two lock up. They exchange submissions before Deeb hits a few chops. Deeb locks in The Octopus submission, but Arquette counters it and gets Deeb on her shoulders. Deeb escapes and Arquette hits a couple of elbows. Deeb hits a shoulder to Arquette's midsection before hitting a swinging neck breaker and locking in the Serenity Lock for the win.

Winner: Serena Deeb

Frankie Kazarian heads to the ring, with Andrea Guercio already waiting inside. 

Frankie Kazarian vs. Andrea Guercio

The bell rings and the two lock up. Kaz hits a couple of arm drags before delivering a chop. He follows it up with another, then goes for a pin but Guercio kicks out. Guercio sends Kaz's head off the top rope before hitting several kicks and an insiguri. He goes for a pin, but Kaz kicks out. Kaz hits a couple of chops before delivering a clothesline. He hits a flying elbow, followed by a body slam and a leg drop. Kaz hits the crossface chicken wing for the win.

Winner: Kaz

Rush, The Butcher, The Blade and Jose The Assistant head to the ring, with Elijah, Zach Nystorm and Chase Oliver already waiting inside. 

Rush, The Butcher and The Blade (w/ Jose The Assistant) vs. Elijah, Zach Nystorm and Chase Oliver

Rush and Oliver begin the action. The bell rings and Rush wastes no time going to work. He beats him down before delivering a drop kick to his back. Nystromand Butcher tag in. Butcher delivers a knee, then sends him into the top turnbuckle. He delivers a chop before hitting a pump handle suplex. Blade tags in and delivers a few chops. He hits a back elbow before Elijah tags in. Blade flips him inside out with a lariat before Butcher tags in and they hit the Drag The Lake. Rush tags back in and delivers the Bull's Horns for the win.

Winner: Rush, The Butcher and The Blade

Emi Sakura and Baliyan Akki head to the ring, followed by Hikaru Shida.

Hikaru Shida (c.) vs. Emi Sakura (w/ Baliyan Akki) for the Regina Di WAVE Championship

The bell rings and Sakura hits Shida with her crown. She sends her head into the corner before delivering the We Will Chop You. Shida fires back with a right hand before hitting several more on her head. She follows it up with a drop kick, but Sakura sends Shida outside the ring. She looks for a kick off the apron, but Shida trips her and grabs a chair. She sets up for the jumping knee off the chair, but Sakura suplexes her onto it instead. She tosses Shida back into the ring before hitting the Tiger Driver. She goes for a pin, but Shida kicks out. Sakura hits a moonsault off the top rope, then goes for a pin but Shida kicks out.

Sakura looks for a powerbomb, but Shida reverses it into a hurricanrana. She hits a running knee on Sakura before inviting Sakura to deliver some chops. The two women hit one another with chops and forearms before Shida gets the upper hand and fires off several forearms. She hits the sliding elbow strike before hitting the Meteora. She goes for a pin, but Sakura kicks out. Sakura rakes her thumb into Shida's eye before Shida hits the Falcon Arrow. She goes for a pin, but Sakura reverses it. Shida kicks out and hits an elbow. She hits the Tamashii, then goes for a pin but Sakura kicks out. Shida hits the Katana for the win.

Winner: Hikaru Shida