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TONIGHT on #AEWDark, we have a loaded card with sixteen matches featuring new debuts, returning athletes, and much more!?— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 5, 2021
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Jungle Boy (w/Luchasaurus & Marko Stunt) vs. Nick Comoroto
Jungle Boy and Nick Comoroto both fighting for advantage to start off. Comoroto uses his strength to get Jungle Boy on the top rope. Jungle Boy evades using his speed to maneuver around Comoroto. Comoroto is sent to the outside, and Jungle Boy hits a tope suicida! Comoroto knocks Jungle Boy with a back elbow followed up by throwing Jungle Boy into the second rope, cover, and Jungle Boy manages to kick out. Comoroto taunting Jungle Boy and drops him with a suplex.
Jungle Boy starts fighting back, but Comoroto gets a backbreaker to hold off Jungle Boy's momentum. Jungle Boy starts getting fired up after a big clothesline. Comoroto catches Jungle Boy, gets off a powerslam, cover, 1-2-no! Comoroto misses a running knee, and Jungle Boy hits a dropkick on that hurt knee. Backflip knees then Jungle Boy locks in the Snare Trap and Comoroto taps out.
Winner: Jungle Boy
Alex Gracia looks to avenge her loss against Nyla Rose next!
Nyla Rose (w/Vickie Guerrero) vs. Alex Gracia
Alex Gracia starts off the match charging in with strikes and knocking Rose down. Rose scoops up Gracia and hits a Samoan Drop. Rose starts to make quick work of Gracia, Beast Bomb and another victory for The Native Beast.
Winner: Nyla Rose
- Post-match: Vickie laughs and mocks Gracia for losing again to Rose. She tells Rose to "show everybody what we do when we spit our gum out." Rose starts to bring in a table into the ring as Vickie has her foot on Gracia's head preventing her from retreating. Rose puts Gracia through the table with a powerbomb.
SCU's Scorpio Sky in action next!
Scorpio Sky vs. Ariel Levy
Sky quickly gets the better of Levy matching him hold for hold and strike for strike. Sky drops Levy with a Russian leg-sweep as the ref tries to check on Levy. Levy takes advantage and hits a few punches on Sky. Diving knees, cover but Sky kicks out. Sky and Levy trade strikes. Sky hits a high knee then a flatliner as he sizes up Levy. Levy reverses a suplex and hits a neckbreaker, cover, but Sky kicks out again. Sky drops Levy with a dropkick followed up by a TKO for the win.
Winner: Scorpio Sky
- Marko Stunt comes in with a mic in hand. Negative One (Brodie Lee Jr.) comes out before Stunt gets a word in. Negative One notes that Marko always wins with help from Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus. Negative One says when he gets older, he's going to be much taller. Stunt is ready to fight, but everyone comes in to break up the fight including Cody Rhodes, Matt Jackson and Tony Khan! Negative One breaks out and runs after Stunt.
Rey Fenix in action next!
Aaron Solow vs. Rey Fenix (w/Penta El Zero Miedo)
Fenix and Solow exchange holds and pins to start off. Fenix wants to show respect to Solow by offering a handshake. Solow obliges, but Fenix was only kidding. Solow doesn't take too kindly to that and the action starts picking up. Fenix tags Solow with a chop then works his way into an arm drag. Solow slams Fenix down, then hits a double stomp, cover, but Fenix kicks out. Solow keeping the pressure on Fenix. Fenix starts building momentum hitting a kick knocking Solow out of the ring. Fenix with a Gamagiri Kick then a Tiaris. Solow counters with an Olympic Slam, cover, but Fenix kicks out once again.
Before @ReyFenixMx takes on @KennyOmegamanX tomorrow night for the #AEW World Championship. He steps in the ring to face @aaronsolow now on Dark!— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 6, 2021
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Solow hits a rolling high kick, cover, and Fenix kicks out again. Fenix catches Solow with a boot, then drives him to the second rope. Area code shot followed up by a rolling cutter, cover, 1-2-no! Fenix gets Solow over his shoulder, hits a knee then a Fire Thunder Driver for the win.
Winner: Rey Fenix
Brandon Cutler hopes to continue his winning streak next!
Brandon Cutler vs. Louie Valle
Valle tries to start fast, but Cutler evades and hits a springboard elbow followed up by a basement dropkick, cover, but Valle kicks out. Cutler tries for the TPK, but Valle counters and gets Cutler hanging on the second rope. Leaping boot then a second-rope dropkick. Cutler knocks Valle down with a boot. Valle tries for a tope rope move, but Cutler knocks him to the outside. Cutler then slams Valle onto the apron. Valle escapes from a suplex but is unable to get Cutler off the ropes. Cutler stuns Valle with a kick then an over the tope enzuguri. Cutler hits the TPK for the win.
Winner: Brandon Cutler
- Post-match: Cutler sends a message for the late Brodie Lee saying that he'll be the best father he can be like Brodie was.
Peter Avalon hopes to continue his winning streak into the new year next!
- Before the match, Avalon introduces his opponent for the Pretty Peter Pageant Provocation
Peter Avalon vs. Angel Fashion
Avalon and Fashion feel each other out to start off. Fashion and Avalon go back and forth, until Fashion gets Avalon down with a running knee. Avalon baits Fashion in and gets him on the ropes and knocks Fashion down with a clothesline. Avalon sends Fashion to the outside taking a break in the corner. Avalon hits a suplex as Fashion gets back in the ring. Avalon tries for a second-rope moonsault but misses. Fashion gets a boot to the mid-section then hits a high kick. Fashion with a missile dropkick off the top rope, cover, but Avalon kicks out. Avalon sends Fashion into the corner as Fashion came charging in followed by Marti-knees for the win.
Winner: Peter Avalon
- Post-match: Avalon gifts Fashion with a signed 8 x 10 sealing it with a kiss.
Women's tag team action coming up!
Diamante & Ivelisse vs. KiLynn King & Tesha Price
King and Price with some pushes before the bell rings. Ivelisse and King start things off as King gets Ivelisse up for a gutbuster. King and Price showing off their teamwork looking for a quick victory, but Ivelisse kicks out. Ivelisse gains back momentum evading a clothesline. Ivelisse tags in Diamante and sends Price into Diamante's knee. Diamante lands some elbow strikes onto Price as Ivelisse and Diamante wear down Price. Price fights back, but Diamante drops Price with a belly-to-belly, cover, but Price kicks out.
Next up is tag team action as @KiLynnKing & @MsTPrice take on the AEW Women's Tag Team Cup Winners @DiamanteLAX & @RealIvelisse!— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 6, 2021
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Price counters Diamante in the corner and catches Diamante in a spinning back elbow. King and Ivelisse tag in as King takes out both Ivelisse and Diamante. King and Price work together again with Price hitting an enzuguri then a German Suplex from King, cover, but Diamante breaks up the pin. Ivelisse catches King in a submission allowing Diamante to tag in. Diamante wrenches King, and King is forced to tap out as Ivelisse holds off Price.
Winners: Diamante & Ivelisse
Gunn Club in six-man tag team action next!
Bear Country (Bear Boulder & Bear Bronson) & Mike Verna vs. Gunn Club (Austin Gunn, Billy & Colten Gunn)
Verna and Austin start things off as Verna trash talks Billy into tagging in. Billy tells Verna to Suck It as Verna tags in Boulder. Boulder catches Billy with a back elbow after the clean break in the corner. Boulder catches Billy and hits a huge powerslam. Verna wants in and tags himself in. Austin tags in and catches Verna with a clothesline. Colten comes in and whips Austin into Verna, and they dunk on Verna. Bronson tags in as he overpowers Colten. Colten shows some fight maneuvering out of the ring, but Verna intercepts allowing Bronson to get in a clothesline.
Bronson prevents Colten from tagging out as Boulder tags in headbutting Colten. Boulder roughs up Colten in the corner. Verna tags in and hits a snap suplex, cover, but Colten quickly kicks out. Bronson tags in and lays into Colten wearing him down with a side headlock. Colten powers out trying to find an opening, but Bronson knocks him down with a back elbow. Verna tries to get a suplex off, but Colten powers out. Verna counters and goes up tope and catches Colten in a powerslam, cover, 1-2-no!
Boulder comes in and tries for a second-rope moonsault, but he misses! Austin and Verna tag in, and Austin is on fire. Boulder runs in and catches Billy, but Colten dropkicks him to assist his dad. Bronson is taken out, and Billy takes out Bouler. Verna catches Austin with a big right hand. Austin counters Verna and catches him in the Quick Draw for win.
Winners: Gunn Club (Austin Gunn, Billy & Colten Gunn)
Shanna in action next!
Shanna vs. Vipress
Shanna and Vipress with a strong lock-up to start, but they work their way into the corner for a break. Shanna catches Vipress in a few arm drags followed up with a dropkick. Shanna looking for the quick win, but Vipress works her way into the ropes and catches Shanna with a back elbow. Vipress with some stomps on Shanna's back looking to keep the pressure on her. Vipress hits a running boot with Shanna hanging on the ropes, cover, but Shanna kicks out. Vipress with a sleeper attempt, but Shanna powers out and takes down Vipress. Shanna with a flurry of strikes then gets a leaping clothesline off. Vipress hanging on the bottom rope, Shanna hits a dropkick then Angel Wins variation for the win.
Matt Sydal looks to build momentum before his match against Cody next!
Matt Sydal vs. Baron Black
Sydal opens the match telling Black to open his third eye. Black does not care as Sydal and Black lock up. Sydal gets a quick pin, but Black kicks out right away. Sydal working multiple holds on Black and hits a series of arm drags on Black, curcifix pin, but Black kicks out. Sydal drops Black with a Tiaris then a spinning heel kick. Sydal hitting a few kicks on Black then a Russian leg-sweep followed up by a chokehold. Black reaches for the ropes and tries to build separation with a few punches.
Black in control, but Sydal counters his way into a leg slice then a standing Mariposa. Black tries for a bow and arrow, but Sydal rolls into a pin. Black kicks out. Sydal gets Black in a Sunset Slip then another submission attempt. Black counters into a pin forcing Sydal to kick out. Black with an Atomic Drop then a Backstabber, cover, 1-2-no! Black hits a few strikes and charges in for a strike, but Sydal surprises Black with a leg lariat. Sydal gets Black up top and gets a super huricanranna off. Sydal hits the Lightning Spiral for the win.
Winner: Matt Sydal
A NWA rematch coming up!
Thunder Rosa vs. Ashley Vox
Vox and Rosa exchange holds as they try to gain control. Rosa hits a huge chop followed up by a series of arm drags then a dropkick, cover, but Vox kicks out. Rosa starts to get series sending Vox into the corner. Vox rolls her way out and work her way into a huricanranna then a dropkick, cover, but Rosa kicks out. Rosa sends Vox throat first into the ropes, then a dropkick, cover, and Vox kicks out. Rosa keeping up the pressure on Vox, hits leg drop, cover but only gets a two count.
Rosa picks up Vox and sends her into both corners and slams her down. Leg scissor submission looking to choke Vox out. Vox catches Rosa's leg and slams it down. Rosa counters Vox and gets a Tarantula on the ropes. Rosa slams Vox into the corner, runs in but Vox counters as Vox and Rosa exchange strikes. Rosa sends Rosa flying with a boot, but Vox gets a headbutt off followed up by a fish hook then a thrust kick. Vox on the outside, hits a boot then a spinning flatliner, cover, 1-2-no! Rosa rolls under Vox and sweeps her leg and cranks Vox's spine, cover, but Vox kicks out.
Rosa looking for a Thunder Driver, but Vox slides out. Rosa catches Vox on her shoulders and gets a neckbreaker off, cover, 1-2-no! Rosa gets the Thunder Driver off for the win.
Winner: Thunder Rosa
The Acclaimed in tag action next
- Before the match, Max Caster drops a diss rap on Johnson and Dean. Caster says he's the captain now and calls Dean "a little b--ch" as Bowens says, "The Acclaimed have arrived!"
Lee Johnson & Shawn Dean vs. The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens & Max Caster)
Bowens and Johnson start things off as Johnson gets the better of Bowens catching him in multiple holds. Johnson continuing to get the better of Bowens matching him move for move. Dean tags in and takes out The Acclaimed even after Caster blind tags in. Dean on fire hitting enzuguri's on The Acclaimed, a plancha on Bowens then a tope con hiro on Caster. Rough backbreaker, cover but Caster kicks out. Dean in full control, but Caster catches Dean off the top rope and lays it onto Dean.
Up now sees @BigShottyLee & @ShawnDean773 take on The Acclaimed @CasterShow & @Bowens_Official.— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 6, 2021
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The Acclaimed sweep Dean's legs then hit a combo move. Bowens keeping the pressure on Dean. Bowens with an Olympic Slam, cover, but Dean kicks out at two. Bowens keeps a knee bar on as Caster tags in with stomps on Dean, cover, but Dean kicks out again at two. Caster trying to keep the pressure on, but Dean slides into a backslide. Caster counters with a dropkick, cover again, but Dean kicks out. Dean catches The Acclaimed with a dropkick / tornado DDT allowing him to tag in Johnson. Johnson building momentum. Johnson hits a Blue Thunder Bomb, cover, but Caster breaks up the pin.
Dean and Caster are taken out. Johnson and Bowens try for quick roll-ups. Caster catches Johnson on the tope rope and hits a suplex. Caster has Johnson hanging for another suplex as Bowens hits a diving crossbody, cover, but Dean breaks up the pin. The Acclaimed take out Dean. The Acclaimed hit a spinning neckbreaker / powerslam combo for the win.
Winners: The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens & Max Caster)
Feugo Del Sol in action next!
Danny Limelight vs. Fuego Del Sol
Quick exchange from both wrestlers as they each try for the quick win. Limelight hits a cheap shot on Del Sol, and Del Sol hits a dropkick to answer back. Del Sol sends Limelight to the outside with a Tiaris. Del Sol goes off the corner to hit a moonsault. Del Sol as an arm bar, but Limelight counters. Limelight with a powerbomb into a backstabber, cover, but Del Sol manages to kick out in time. Limelight pressuring Del Sol's back. Del Sol hanging on the ropes, and Limelight hits a diving stomp, cover, but Del Sol kicks out at two again.
Del Sol trying to mount a comeback, but Limelight locks in a single-leg crab. Limelight tries for a full Boston Crab, but Del Sol counters and gets a huge huricanranna off. Del Sol with a flurry of strikes, then a straight-jacket neckbreaker, cover, but Limelight kicks out. Limelight catches Del Sol and drops him onto the tope rope. Limelight setting Del Sol up for a Spanish Fly and gets his first win in AEW!
Winner: Danny Limelight
Big four-way matchup next!
Frankie Kazarian (w/Christopher Daniels) vs. Angelico (w/Jack Evans) vs. Griff Garrison (w/Brian Pillman Jr.) vs. Darius Martin (w/Daunte Martin)
Jack Evans talks trash as Kazarian knocks Angelico out with a right hand. Darius takes out Evans as Garrison tries to sneak in a win on Kazarian. Darius and Garrison go at it as Darius is building momentum as Kazarian catches Darian with a chop. Kazarian gets a nothern lights suplex, cover, but Darius kicks out at two. Kazarian in full control, but Garrison catches him with a big boot. Darius up top, but everyone catches each other's legs, until Angelico comes in. Evans tries for another distraction, but Daunte takes him out.
It's 4-way action as it's @officialairwolf vs. @griffgarrison1 vs. @AngelicoAAA vs. @FrankieKazarian right now on Dark!— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 6, 2021
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Darius and Garrison are going at it as Kazarian tries to get his shots in from the outside, but Darius takes him out. Evans sweeps Darius's legs as he tries for a dive allowing Angelico to gain control. Garrison and Kazarian are fighting on the outside as Angelico is wearing down Darius. Angelico has Garrison and Darius in submissions, but Kazarian breaks it up with a springboard leg drop. Kazarian takes everyone out building momentum and catches Darius in a cutter, cover, but Garrison breaks up the pin. Garrison hits a high boot and a splash on Angelico then another splash on Darius. Garrison with a flatiner / DDT combo on Angelico and Garrison, cover on Angelico, but he kicks out at two.
A couple of near falls as everyone takes each other out. Evans with another distraction as the tag team partners brawl on the outside. Darius dives onto the outside! Garrison takes out Angelico. Kazarian hits a reverse DDT on Garrison for the win.
Our co-main event featuring Sammy Guevara next!
Michael Nakazawa vs. Sammy Guevara
Guevara quickly takes down Nakazawa and starts doing push-ups on him as he spins around him. Nakazawa has a hold on Guevara's nipples, but Guevara catches him with a dropkick sending Nakazawa to the outside. Guevara with a corkscrew tope suicida! Guevara manipulating the count as he continues to wear down Nakazawa on the outside. Guevara on a mean streak laying into Nakazawa, but a ref break distracts Guevara allowing Nakazawa to go for the baby oil.
Guevara tries to run in but slips on the baby oil. Nakazawa hits a senton then goes to the top and hits a shoulder tackle, cover, but Guevara kicks out. Guevara catches Nakazawa with a hook kick, but Nakazawa gets an O'Connor Roll, and Guevara barely kicks out. Guevara misses on the springboard, Nakazawa with a spear, voer, 1-2-no! Nakazawa with an Olympic Slam, cover, and Guevara kicks out again. Nakazawa removes his thong, Guevara evades the attack and hits a running knee. Guevara hits GTH for the win.
Winner: Sammy Guevara
- Post-match: Sammy with a mic in hand says he has to sit down "for carrying this whole damn show." Sammy says, "screw 2020." He notes that this is a new year, but it's the same goal for him. He says all he knows is work, and he "doesn't kiss ass." He says no one can be him, and there's no one better. He invites anyone to prove they can be better than him whether it be on Dynamite or Dark. He ends saying, "Sammy Guevara is going to be champion in AEW."
Main event with featuring Dark Order's Alan Angels next!
Serpentico (w/Luther) vs. Five (Alan Angels)
Serpentico tries to shoot in, but Angels evades. Serpentico shoots in again, but Angels easily counters and gains control. Angels in full control countering every move Serpentico has for him. Serpentico uses his speed and gets Angels in a Tiaris. He baits Angels into a back elbow, but Angels hits his won rolling elbow. Angels knocks Serpentico with a dropkick sending him to the outside as he pays tribute to Brodie Lee. Serpentico gets some shots in on the outside, but Angels sends Serpentico flying into the barricade. Angels hurts his knee after Serpentico sends him flying over the barricade.
Your main event of the evening sees one half of the #ChaosProject @KingSerpentico vs. #DarkOrder member @Alan_V_Angels in singles action.— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 6, 2021
-1 Brodie Lee Jr has a very close eye on this match.
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Luther stops Serpentico from going back into the ring as Luther launches Serpentico into Angels as they brawl on Peter Avalon's bed on the outside. Angels gets Serpentico back into the ring and comes in with a shotgun dropkick, cover, but Serpentico kicks out at two. Angels with a Dark Order pose as he tries to finish the match. Luther distracts Angels allowing Serpentico to hit a thrust kick. Serpentico sends Angels to the outside. Luther with a cheap shot and slams Angels onto the barricade as Serpentico feigns an injury to distract the ref. Serpentico and Angels exchange strikes, but Serpentico gets a diving stomp off, cocky pin allows Angels to kick out at two.
Serpentico has Angels in the corner, but Angels gets a back elbow off as he tries to mount a comeback. Angels with a standing Sliced Bread. Angels catches Serpentico into a powerbomb, cover, 1-2-no! Angels looks to go to the top rope, but Serpentico evades and hits a thrust kick and a spike DDT, cover, but Angels kicks out again! Serpentico goes to the top rope, but Angels get up and hits a high knee then a superplex attempt. Serpentico evades and hits an enzuguri. Serpentico tries for the poisonrana, but Angels lands on his feet and takes out Luther with a tope suicida. Angels with the Wing Snapper for the win.
Winner: Alan Angels
- Post-match: Dark Order, led by -1 come out. Brodie Lee Jr. mocks Luther for his "stupid red ball on his head." He calls Luther stupid and says "Dark Order will always beat you."
"You have a stupid ball on your face...your face just looks stupid" - Brodie Jr -1 pic.twitter.com/RJXeUd7FY0— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 6, 2021
Excalibur hypes up "New Year's Smash" tomorrow as he signs off. That'll do it for AEW Dark. Thanks for watching with us!