It's Tuesday - you know what that means! Time for another edition of AEW Dark. There are eleven matches on the card for this evening and coverage will get started at 7:00pm EST. Until then, feel free to get the conversation started leading up to and throughout the show.
Dark (@TheAEWDark) September 15, 2020
Welcome back for another great episode of AEW Dark! Taz, Excalibur and Veda Scott are on the call and we're ready to get the action started with the first of eleven matches. It's noted from the top of the broadcast that Ricky Starks will be joining the commentary team later on tonight.
Red Velvet vs. Brandi Rhodes
Brandi teases the lockup at the bell before backing off. Velvet gets the hammer lock at the jump and Brandi rolls through to reverse it. Brandi with a boot to the midsection and sinks in a side headlock before being sent to the ropes. Velvet takes Brandi down with a high leg lariat and goes to work stomping on Brandi in the corner. Velvet stretches out with a foot to the throat and the ref breaks it up.
Brandi fires back out of the corner with a huge pump kick. Velvet is rattled and Brandi hits her with another kick to the face. Cover and a two count. Brandi with a slingblade and cover, but only good for a two count. Anna Jay makes her way to the entrance area to watch Rhodes. A distracted Brandi gets hit with a DDT by Velvet. Both ladies get back to their feet and Velvet with a nice lariat takedown. Brandi is over the middle rope and Velvet hits her with a running knee to the back of the head.
Velvet hits the ropes, but Brandi hits a big spear. Rhodes locks in a rear naked choke with a body scissors and the ref calls the match for the finish.
Winner: Brandi Rhodes
Daniel Garcia and Kevin Blackwood vs. The Butcher & The Blade w/ Eddie Kingston
Butcher and Blade attack the challengers before the bell. Blackwood and Garcia turn things around and clear the ring! Butcher and Blade snatch up the challengers and pull them to the outside. Butcher and Garcia will officially start the match. Big suplex from Butcher on Garcia and he tags in Blade.
Blade comes in and drives his knee to Garcia's face. Blade sends him to the ropes and flips him with the knee to the stomach. Butcher gets the tag and he hoists Garcia up on his shoulders before dropping him over his knee. Blade with the quick tag back in and disrespectfully kicks at Garcia's head. Another quick tag and Butcher comes in. Garcia manages a big kick that rattles Butcher and Blackwood gets the tag.
Blackwood with a couple quick offensive shots before Butcher hits the big body slam. Blade with the tag and great double team. Full Death on Garcia will end it.
Winners: The Butcher & The Blade
Your next match on Dark sees The Butcher & The Blade @andycomplains & @BraxtonSutter in tag-team action!— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) September 15, 2020
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Penelope Ford w/ Kip Sabian vs. Dani Jordyn
Ford goes for the lockup, but Jordyn dodges. Ford tries again with the same result and Jordyn shoves her away. Third lockup attempt is successful and Ford backs Jordyn down to the corner. Jordyn reverses and lays in heavy right hands before hitting a dropkick. Ford rolls to the outside to regroup. Jordyn attempts a suicide dive but is caught with a hard right hand by Ford.
Back in the ring, Ford regains control and uses the ropes as a weapon as she drops Jordyn's neck over it. Ford picks Jordyn up on her shoulders and drops her for a gut buster. Ford gets Jordyn's burn book and finds her page, tears it out and tears it up. Jordyn fires back with right elbow strikes and a pair of clotheslines. Thrust kick to Ford's jaw, but Ford counters with a bridge and stunner. Ford bulldogs her into the top turnbuckle and comes off the top with a shotgun dropkick. Ford now with a fisherman suplex pin attempt for the finish.
Winner: Penelope Ford
Brian Cage vs. Megabyte Ronnie
Megabyte Ronnie is making his AEW debut here tonight. Ricky Starks has joined commentary. Cage lifts Ronnie up and slams him down at the sound of the bell. Cage sends Ronnie to the ropes and drops him with a neck-breaker over his knee. Hard chops from Cage in the corner now before sending him to the opposite corner. Cage charges but eats a boot from Ronnie. Ronnie drops Cage to a knee and hits a kick the face.
Cage counters with a knee strike and a huge left arm lariat. Cage misses the rip cord clothesline and gets hit with a pop up powerbomb. Ronnie takes out a hotdog and lands a modified People's Elbow. Cage hops back up with a kick to the face and lands a 619. Cage hits the Drill Claw for the finish.
Winner: Brian Cage
Your next match on Dark - It's a battle of the big men as @MegabyteRonnie steps up to @MrGMSI_BCage in singles action!— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) September 15, 2020
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Santana & Ortiz vs. Griff Garrison & Brian Pillman Jr.
Santana and Pillman will start the match with a lockup. Santana takes control with a wrist lock. Pillman down to a knee momentarily before countering out of the hold. Pillman taunting Santana and eats a back elbow from Santana. Pillman comes back with a slap to the face, but eats an open-handed shot. Blind tag in by Garrison, and he hits a leg drop across the throat of Santana.
Into the corner now, Santana hits a loud chop to the chest of Garrison. Garrison sends Santana to the corner and follows up with a splash. Santana with a superkick for the answer and tags in Ortiz. Double team bulldog by Proud and Powerful. Ortiz covers and gets a two count. Garrison sent to the ropes and eats a rising heel strike to the face. Hard chops in the corner and Garrison fires back with a pair of strong rights. The comeback is stifled when Ortiz stomps him into the corner. Garrison with a boot to the midsection, but Ortiz levels him with a clothesline.
Santana gets the tag and he comes in with a kick to the face of Garrison. Quick tag back in for Ortiz. Double team suplex on Garrison. Ortiz with a hard right to the face of Pillman knocks him off the apron. Garrison levels Ortiz and makes the tag to Pillman - he comes in on fire. Santana with a suicide dive to the outside on Garrison. Ortiz hits a sit-down powerbomb on Pillman in the ring and Santana kicks him in the head for good measure. The pin is good for the win.
Winner: Santana & Ortiz
Before they meet Best Friends tomorrow night on Dynamite in a Parking Lot Fight, @Santana_Proud & @Ortiz_Powerful are your next up in tag-team action.— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) September 15, 2020
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Jessy Sorensen vs. Will Hobbs
Sorensen slaps Hobbs in the face out of the gate and fires Hobbs up. Hobbs levels him with a hard right. Sorensen hits the ropes and flies at Hobbs, but Hobbs shoves him away in mid-air. Big spine buster from Hobbs. Hobbs drives the back of Sorensen into the turnbuckle and hits the Oklahoma Slam in the middle of the ring. Cover and a win for Hobbs.
Winner: Will Hobbs
Skyler Moore and Rache Chanel vs. Ivelisse and Diamante
Ivelisse and Moore will tie up to start the match. Moore with a pair of arm drags and a hip toss. Ivelisse comes back and tags in Diamante. Moore slams Diamante in the middle of the ring and tags in Chanel. Chanel with a back elbow on the money to Diamante. Diamante with a diving back elbow of her own. Chanel answers with a pair of arm drags. Chanel misses the follow up kick and Diamante rolls out of the way to tag in Ivelisse.
Ivelisse with a big slam and cover - two count. Chanel gets rocked by hard rights from Ivelisse and then Ivelisse sinks in a dragon sleeper. Chanel to her feet and hits a couple of heavy forearm shots, but Ivelisse shuts it down quick. Diamante tagged in and hits a running dropkick. Clothesline by Diamante - cover and a two count. Chanel fights back to her feet and lands a jaw breaker. Running knee strike by Chanel - cover and a near fall.
Moore gets the tag and she clears house. Head scissors take down and a front slam. Cover and Diamante breaks up the pin. Moore sent into her partner - back stabber and a kick to the face. Ivelisse makes the pin for the win.
Winners: Ivelisse and Diamante
Colt Cabana vs. QT Marshall w/ Allie
Tie up will start things off. Cabana with a drop toe hold. Marshall reverses into a hammer lock. Cabana sent to the ropes and hits a shoulder tackle on Marshall. Head scissor takedown sends Marshall to the outside. Back in the ring, the guys tie up again Cabana backs Marshall into the corner. Cabana swings and misses and Marshall connects with the answer. Big dropkick by Marshall - follows it with a pin and Cabana kicks out at two.
Cabana drops Marshall on the top turnbuckle. Splash and a cover by Cabana, but Marshall kicks out. Marshall sent hard to the corner and is turned inside out. Cabana covers, but Marshall kicks out. Cabana drives his elbow into the back of the head of Marshall. Marshall trying to get some offense going but Cabana squashes it. Marshall finally strings some offense together. Manhattan drop, scoop and slam by Marshall. He's going up top and hits a diving back elbow. Cabana is rocked and Marshall is calling for the diamond cutter, but Cabana hits the flatliner first. Cover and a two count.
Marshall up top again, but misses. Colt with a bionic shot has Marshall on skates. Marshall with a takedown and cover - two count. Stu Grayson sneaks in and levels QT with a flying knee. Rolling clothesline by Cabana will end the match.
Winner: Colt Cabana
Brandon Cutler vs. Peter Avalon
The two start the match exchanging blows. Cutler gets the better of Avalon and dumps him to the outside. Avalon sneaks back into the ring and stomps away at Cutler when he tries to enter the ring. Cutler attempts a suplex, but Avalon gets out of it. Cutler hits the top rope arm drag takedown and follows it up with a suicide dive to Avalon on the outside. Avalon impressively swings around the ring post and hits the pump kick on the outside.
Cutler answers back with hard chops and sends Avalon back to the ring. Cutler is distracted by Leva Bates and gets hit by a suicide dive. Back in the ring, Avalon with a cover, but no good. Avalon with a single-leg Boston crab but Cutler gets to the ropes. Avalon bringing a book in as a weapon. Cutler with a driving reverse DDT - cover and a near fall. Cutler now has Avalon up on his shoulders, but Avalon counters out and hits a Tiger Driver. Cover and another near fall. Avalon with a Martinis and follows up with a split-legged moonsault. Cover and a near fall.
Cutler dodges a charging Avalon - levels him and hits a springboard elbow drop. Cover and another near fall. Cutler sits Avalon on the top turnbuckle. Superplex is no good. Hard right forearms are exchanged and both athletes spill to the outside. The two guys try to get back in the ring but are stopping each other as the ref counts. The match ends in a double count out.
SOMEONES 0 HAS GOT TO GO!— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) September 16, 2020
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Maxx Stardom and Dontae Smiley vs. Best Friends
Chuck Taylor and Stardom start the match. Taylor backs Stardom into the ropes. Stardom with a cheap shot in the corner, but Taylor regains control immediately. Smiley with the tag along with Trent. Trent sends him to the ropes and drops him in the middle of the ring. Hip toss takedown by Trent. Back to their feet, Smiley sends Trent to the ropes and shows some great athleticism with a huge leap frog and drop kick.
Trent with a running knee to answer Smiley. Hard chop drops Smiley. Taylor gets the tag back in. Elbow drop in the middle of the ring. Trent back in with the quick tag. Hard right drops Smiley in the middle of the ring. Trent begging for Smiley to fight back and he obliges, but Trent drops him again. Repeated rapid-fire forearms by Trent. Smiley answers with a flipping neck-breaker. Stardom gets the tag.
Stardom gets a boot up into the face of Trent and hits a bulldog. Trent dodges a clothesline and hits a back throw on Stardom. Taylor back in. Trent with a spear on Stardom on the outside. Trent gets the tag again. Soul Food Half/Half combination. Stuffed piledriver into a jumping piledriver for the win.
Winners: Best Friends
Before they meet @Santana_Proud & @Ortiz_Powerful tomorrow night on Dynamite in a Parking Lot Fight, Best Friends @trentylocks & @SexyChuckieT are next up in tag-team action.— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) September 16, 2020
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IT'S MAIN EVENT TIME!— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) September 16, 2020
Its' Dark Order vs. Private Party & The Gunn Club in a HUGE 8-man tag-team match!
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Private Party & Gunn Clubb vs. Dark Order
Billy and Reynolds will start the match off. A tie up gets it started. Side headlock takedown from Billy. Reynolds back to his feet and hits a boot to the midsection. Billy takes him down - cover and barely gets a one count. Austin with the tag in. Quick tag in to Kassidy. Another tag in to Quen. Quen working the head/neck of Reynolds. Kassidy back in - sunset flip and dropkick. Cover and a two count. Reynolds back to his feet and Austin gets the tag in. Reynolds sent to the corner and eats a Stinger Splash and a back body drop. Cover and a two count.
John Silver with the blind tag in. Quick tag to Grayson. Couple of stomps on Austin and a quick tag to Uno. Uno stomps the hands of Austin and Dark Order is isolating Austin in their corner. Reynolds in again and Austin attempts the backslide pin. Blind tag by Kassidy. Couple of forearms and a tag to Quen. Nice teamwork by Private Party and they mock the Dark Order claw taunt. Quen hits the ropes but gets kicked in the back by Silver. Elevated dropkick by Quen takes down Reynolds. Quen goes up top but is stopped by Uno.
Uno with the legal tag goes to work on a wounded Quen. Grayson with the tag and double team elbow drop. Silver gets the legal tag and hits a couple of massive kicks. Silver sitting on the back of Quen. Quen fights to his feet but is bull-rushed back into the Dark Order's corner. Uno the legal man now and hits a delayed vertical brain buster. Cover and Kassidy breaks up the pin. Quen desperately trying to get to his corner, but being held back by Dark Order.
Grayson gets the tag. Quen dodges the double-team and makes the tag to Billy. Billy clears the ring with those heavy rights. Tilt-a-whirl slam by Billy. Grayson comes in and hits some big kicks. Billy counters with a big power slam. Cover and a near fall. Billy calls for the Fame-Asser but gets tripped up. Neck breaker on Kassidy from Reynolds. Quen comes in and clears him out, but gets taken out by Silver. Austin Gunn in and takes out Silver and Reynolds, but gets taken out by Grayson. Grayson eats a Fame-asser by Billy, but gets taken down by Uno. Running back elbow on Uno by Austin.
Grayson the legal man and hits the Fatality on Austin. Cover is good for the win.
Winner: Dark Order