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Excalibur welcomes us to the show along with Taz and Anthony Ogogo. They take it to Justin Roberts who announces our first match.

Ricky Starks (w/Hook) vs. Mike Verna

Verna catches Starks with a few quick strikes. Starks quickly takes control by throwing Verna into the corner and hitting a single leg dropkick. Starks wearing down Verna as he plays to the camera. Starks continuing to lay it onto Verna with a flurry of strikes. Verna tries to fight back, but Starks hits a snap suplex. Verna starts building momentum ending with a powerslam, cover, but Starks kicks out at two. Starks escapes from the fireman’s carry and catches Verna with a spear for the win.

Winner: Ricky Starks

Jurassic Express in action next!

Fuego Del Sol & Ryzin vs. Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus) (w/Marko Stunt)

Fuego Del Sol and Jungle Boy start things off quickly trading flash pins and dropkicks. Ryzin tags himself in the match not impressed by Del Sol’s athleticism. Jungle Boy catches Ryzin in an arm drag and tags in Luchasuarus who knocks Ryzin down with a big boot. Ryzin tries to stand strong, but Luchasaurus knocks him down quickly. Jurassic Express cutting the ring in half as Ryzin does more showboating and yells “no chance!” when Del Sol offers to tag in.

Ryzin tries to slow the pace down as he continues to not tag in Del Sol. He tries for a second-rope moonsault and misses. Del Sol tags himself in, but Jungle Boy hits a huge clothesline! Luchasuarus tags in and goes to work on Del Sol and Ryzin. Jurassic Express try for their assisted powerbomb finisher, but Del Sol and Ryzin work together to thwart them. Luchasaurus gets taken into the outside, and Del Sol hits a poisonrana on Jungle Boy! Cover, 1-2-no! Del Sol tries for a tope, but Luchasaurus cuts him off. Jurassic Express hit their assisted powerbomb. Ryzin gets taken out by Luchasaurus as Jungle Boy as Del Sol in the snare trap for the submission victory.

Winners: Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus)

Tay Conti hopes to build momentum before her huge title match tomorrow next!

Tay Conti (w/Anna Jay) vs. Marti Daniels

Conti with the quick roll-up to start as she throws Daniels all over the ring following up with a huge kick to the chest. Daniels catches Conti with a strike and throws her down. Daniels misses a pump kick allowing Conti to get Daniels in a kneebar as Daniels is hanging on the ropes. Daniels is not backing down but neither is Conti as she meets her strike for strike and hits a series of clotheslines followed up by a suplex. Conti leaps off the middle rope and hits a high knee. TayKO gives Conti the win.

Winner: Tay Conti

Dark Order are in 10-man tag team action next!

Adam Priest, Danny Limelight, Shawn Dean, Vary Morales & Zack Clayton vs. Dark Order (Colt Cabana, Evil Uno, Five, Stu Grayson & Ten)

Stu Grayson and Adam Priest start things off quickly as Priest counters quickly after Grayson hits a few strikes on him. Grayson answers back with a diving cross chop as Alan Angels and Zack Clayton tag in. Angels knocking Clayton down, but Clayton hits a big clothesline to flip Angels over. Angels uses his speed to knock Clayton down with a shotgun dropkick. He knocks out Vary Morales with a dropkick as Preston Vance tags in, and they hit a double-team move on Morales. Vance using his power, but Morales countering with his speed and mocks Dark Order.

Vance counters a cazadora with a release German Suplex and tags in Evil Uno. Uno hits a butterfly suplex as Colt Cabana tags in. Cabana with a punch to the gut and swinging neckbreaker as Cabana gets fired up. Morales catches Cabana with a step-up enzuguri as he’s able to tag in Danny Limelight who takes out a few Dark Order members, but Evil Uno blind tags in and catches Limelight into a German suplex. Dark Order now cutting the ring in half again on Limelight.

Angels and Limelight trading strikes in the corner as Angels hits a suplex, but Limelight kicks out at two. Some confusion over who’s legal gives Limelight an opening, but Uno halts his momentum with a neckbreaker. Angels holds off Limelight from tagging out, but Limelight fights his way out and hits an exploder suplex. Shawn Dean tags in and takes out Dark Order. Dean hits corner dropkicks on Grayson and Uno then a cannonball on Grayson followed up by a DDT on angels. Grayson flips his way into a backflip kick. Chaos in the ring as everyone charges in. Priest is left alone as everyone in Dark Order gets their shots in as Uno and Grayson hit Nightfall for the win.

Winners: Dark Order (Colt Cabana, Evil Uno, Five, Stu Grayson & Ten)

Powerhouse Hobbs in action next!

Louie Valle vs. Powerhouse Hobbs (w/Hook)

Hobbs takes advantage of a momentary distraction to crush Valle into the corner. Hobbs sends Valle across with a biel. Hobbs locks in a bear hug as Valle is busted open. Hobbs sends Valle into the outside as Hook stalks Valle on the outside and drops him with a judo throw. Hobbs drops Valle with a World’s Strongest Slam for the win.

Winner: Powerhouse Hobbs

– Post-match: Hobbs drops Valle again with a slam as he and Hook walk out.

Women’s action coming up!

Leva Bates vs. Red Velvet

Velvet and Bates share respect before they lock up and trade holds. Velvet has a hammerlock applied and rolls into a sunset flip as the two trade roll-ups. Bates hits a swinging neckbreaker then a northern lights suplex, but Velvet kicks out at two each time. Bates knocks Velvet down with a shoulder tackle, but Velvet answers back with a dropkick, cover, but Bates kicks out at two. Velvet drags her boot onto Bates in the corner.

Bates counters Velvet in the corner and gets a huge double knees in the corner, cover, but Velvet kicks out again. Velvet catches the superkick. Bates gets Velvet in a split then hits another thrust kick, cover, and Velvet kicks out again. Velvet gets a scissor kick on Bates’ back. Bates catches Velvet in a fireman’s carry. Velvet counters with a Russian leg sweep then a Claymore kick for the win.

Winner: Red Velvet

Dark Order in tag team action next!

El Australiano & KC Navarro vs. Alex Reynolds & John Silver

Alex Reynolds and El Australiano start things off as Scorpio Sky joins commentary. Australiano uses his quickness to get the better of Reynolds. Reynolds shows off his athleticism getting Australiano in a quick cover then a dropkick to knock Australiano out of the ring. KC Navarro and John Silver tag in as Navarro tries to flex in front of Silver. Silver knocks him down and flexes his muscles. Navarro flips over Silver and tries to brag about how jacked he is, but Silver knocks him down with a high kick.

Silver with a huge biel as Reynolds tags in. An assisted cutter, cover, but Australiano comes in to break up the pin. Silver tags back in as they cut the ring in half. Silver with gets Navarro up high in the air with the back body drop! Navarro evades Dark Order to tag in Australiano. Australiano maneuvers his way into sky twister. Navarro assists Australiano to hit the springboard moonsault on the outside. Navarro hits a tope suicida on Silver. Navarros gets crushed by Silver and Reynolds, and Silver takes out Navarro with a spinning backbreaker. Reynolds with a spinning fisherman’s buster for the win.

Winners: Alex Reynolds & John Silver

More tag team action next!

– “Pretty” Peter Avalon comes out as he joins commentary next.

Aaron Solow & Lee Johnson vs. The Varsity Blondes (Brian Pillman Jr. & Griff Garrison)

Brian Pillman Jr. and Lee Johnson start things off with a strong lock up as Avalon can’t get enough of Johnson. Pillman and Johnson trade holds fighting for position. Pillman knocks Johnson down with a shoulder tackle as they go back and forth. Johnson misses a dropkick but kips up right away. Aaron Solow and Griff Garrison tag in. Varsity Blondes try to catch Solow off guard, but Solow hits a thrust kick on Pillman as he goes to work on Garrison.

Garrison counters and hits a huge splash in the corner followed up by a falcoln arrow. Pillman tags in as Varsity Blondes hit a double-team move, cover, but Solow kicks out. Pillman wrenching Solow wearing him down. Varsity Blondes maintain control, but Solow fights out of the corner and tags in Johnson who sends Garrison to the outside and hits a tope suicida on The Varsity Blondes! Johnson hits a springboard dropkick and gets fired up. Solow and Johnson with an assisted neckbreaker, cover, 1-2-no! Pillman takes Johnson out with a thrust kick. Solow gets knocked out by a rolling elbow from Garrison leading to a top rope dropkick / powerbomb combo for the win.

Winners: The Varsity Blondes (Brian Pillman Jr. & Griff Garrison)

– Post-match: Avalon makes his way towards Johnson looking to “gift” him an 8 x 10. Johnson accepts it but leaves with a puzzeled look.

Anna Jay in action next!

Alex Gracia vs. Anna Jay (w/Tay Conti)

Alex Gracia gets off a quick arm drag, but Anna Jay answers back move for move. Jay lays in some elbows and hits a spinning heel kick. Jay knocks Gracia down and hits a flipping neckbreaker. Jay Kick knocks Gracia down. Jay with another kick in the corner then another rolling kick. Gracia knocks Jay away, but Jay has Queen Slayer locked in as Gracia quickly taps out.

Winner: Anna Jay

NWA Women’s World Champion Serena Deeb in action next!

Serena Deeb vs. Tesha Price

A strong lock-up to start off, but Deeb gets the better of Price to start off locking in the front headlock. Deeb now getting in a side headlock as Price tries to catch Deeb in a quick roll-up. Deeb with a few big uppercuts followed up by a drop toehold. Deeb locks in a submission into a pin attempt, but Price kicks out. Deeb tries for the Serenity Lock, but Price finds the ropes and knocks Deeb down with a back elbow and a few shots onto Deeb’s forehead. Deeb running the ropes and hits a clothesline. Deeb then hits a series of swinging neckbreakers then a snap suplex. Deeb gets Price on the tope rope and locks in a submission. Rope break leads to Deeb hitting a Neutralizer variation for the win.

Winner: Serena Deeb

Bear Country look for their first win next!

Baron Black & Nick Comoroto vs. Bear Country (Bear Boulder & Bear Bronson)

Baron Black and Bronson start things off as Bronson overpowers Black into the corner. Black uses Bronson’s momentum against him, but Bronson powers out with a back elbow. Black catches Bronson in an abominable stretch. Knees from the flying armbar from Black forces Boulder and Nick Comoroto to tag in. Neither man getting an advantage in a lock up, but Boulder grabs onto the hair as the two exchange big strikes. Comoroto catches Boulder’s crossbody attempt, but Boulder powers out. Black tags in and tries to hit a few chops, but Boulder is unfazed and knocks Black down with a big boot.

Boulder hits a few clubbing clotheslines onto the ropes then a knee lift. Bronson tags in and rakes Blacks’ eyes. Bronson hits some heavy punches in the corner. Black tries to tag in Comoroto and rolls his way into it as Comoroto hits a flurry of strikes holding off Bear Country. Boulder is taken to the outside as Bronson is taken out by a powerslam and a slam onto his knee, cover, but Bronson kicks out. Bear Country gain back control sending Black and Comoroto into the corner. Bronson carries Boulder into cannonball into the corner! Boulder has Bronson over his shoulders and hits an assisted splash for the win.

Winners: Bear Country (Bear Boulder & Bear Bronson)

Tag team main event next!

Top Flight (Darius Martin & Daunte Martin) vs. Chaos Project (Luther & Serpentico)

Chaos Project jump Top Flight before the bell rings as Luther throws Serpentico all over. Top Flight fight back hitting stereo dropkicks on Chaos Project. Match starts as Chaos Project prevent stereo topes. Serpentico and Darius start things off as Chaos Project get to work early on. Luther lifts Serpentico into an assisted leg drop. Chaos Project cutting the ring in half as Luther hits a snap suplex, cover, but Darius kicks out. Serpentico doesn’t want to be thrown around, but Luther drops Serpentico into a back suplex on Darius.

Luther choking out Darius on the middle rope. Serpentico goes to take out Daunte as Darius tries to mount a comeback. Luther throws Serpentico into a fallaway slam onto Darius. Luther has Darius outside of the ring instructing Serpentico to dive. Serpentico does, but Darius evades. Daunte finally tags in and hits some huge elbow strikes. Daunte on fire laying it on Serpentico hitting a springboard uppercut, cover, but Luther breaks up the pin. Luther whips Serpentico into the corner, but Daunte fights off. Daunte vaults off Luther hitting him with a neckbreaker who then DDTs Serpentico, cover, but Serpentico kicks out.

Darius tags in, but Luther throws Serpentico hitting a spear on Darius. Luther knocks out Daunte with a flipping senton. Daunte knocks Luther over the barricade as Top Flight set up Serpentico in the corner for a dropkick on Serpentico’s head for the win.

Winners: Top Flight (Darius Martin & Daunte Martin)

Excalibur hypes up New Year’s Smash Night 2 tomorrow as that concludes this weeks episode of Dark. Thanks for watching with us!