AEW Dark Results (2/23): Eddie Kingston Vs. JD Drake, Leyla Hirsch And SCU In Action

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- Excalibur welcomes to another packed episode of Dark. Taz expresses his excitement over FTW World Champion Brian Cage being on the show. Excalibur throws it to Justin Roberts for our first match of the night.


Brian Cage (w/Hook) vs. John Skyler

Cage starts off with a powerful shoulder tackle. Skyler tries to get some offense in with some dropkicks, but Cage rocks him with a lariat followed up with a powerbomb. Cage hits the Drill Claw for the win.

Winner: Brian Cage

Serpentico (w/Luther) vs. Lee Johnson (w/Arn Anderson)

Serpentico and Johnson lock up and exchange wrist holds. Johnson flips out of the corner and runs the ropes and catches Serpentico with a dropkick. Johnson then shows off his strength with a press slam, cover, but Serpentico kicks out at two. Johnson follows up with a double-leg takedown and lands some punches after getting slapped in the face. Serpentico stuns Johnson slamming him on the ropes.

Johnson lands some strikes, but Serpentico rolls him up and hits a thrust kick then a low DDT, cover 1-2-no! Serpentico tries for another cover, but Johnson kicks out again. Johnson gets the boot up as Serpentico charges in the corner. Serpentico elevates over the corner and hits an enzuguri then leaps over getting a boot on Johnson's ribs, cover, but he only gets two.


Serpentico drops Johnson with a hard Irish whip in the corner then lands a flurry of punches in the corner. Another hard Irish whip from Serpentico, but Johnson counters him in the corner. Johnson leaps out of the corner and hits a series of clotheslines then a neckbreaker. Johnson nails a Fisherman Ushigoroshi, cover, but Serpentico kicks out at two! Serpentico and Johnson trade counters, until Johnson hits the Blue Thunder Bomb for the win.

Winner: Lee Johnson

Eddie Kingston vs. JD Drake

Kingston and Drake start off with a strong collar and elbow tie up. Neither man can gain an advantage so Kingston and Drake trade chops. Kingston locks in a side headlock. Drake escapes and goes back to trading chops with Kingston. Kingston tries for the spinning back fist. He misses, and Drake catches him with an enzuguri. Kingston responds with a boot to the head followed up by a second-rope strike. Kingston and Drake trade chops again, but this time Kingston goes at Drake's eyes.

Kingston lands a hard headbutt, but Drake tries to fight back. Kingston rakes the eyes again and hits his own chop. Drake goes up right away and lands his own chop, but Kingston goes back to the headbutt. Kingston tries for the second-rope shoulder tackle, but Drake lands the right hand! Drake hits an Uranagi then a Vader Bomb, cover 1-2-no! Kingston with some quick strikes, but Drake elevates off the corner then lands a high boot followed up by a cannonball in the corner. Drake goes up top but misses the moonsault. Kingston nails the spinning back fist for the win.


Winner: Eddie Kingston

Leyla Hirsch vs. Brooke Havok (w/Cody Rhodes)

Leyla quickly pushes Brooke off from the collar and elbow tie up. Brook then takes down Leyla with a tiaris followed up with a spinning neckbreaker, cover, but she only gets two. Leyla responds with a delayed suplex, cover, but she also gets a two count. Brooke rolls up Leyla, but Leyla kicks out. Leyla counters a neckbreaker for her own roll up. Back and forth action as Leyla counters a tiaris into a backbreaker. Leyla locks in the cross armbreaker forcing Brooke to tap out.

Winner: Leyla Hirsch

Angel Fashion & VSK vs. Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus)

Jungle Boy and VSK start things off for their teams as Jungle Boy quickly takes VSK down with a head scissors, and Angel takes himself in. Luchasaurus then tags himself in and lands a hard kick on Angel. VSK tags back in and gets rocked by Luchasaurus. Jungle Boy takes in and eats a high kick / flatliner combo. Angel gets taken out. Jurassic Express hit their overhead powerbomb combo for the win.


Winners: Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus)

QT Marshall (w/Nick Comoroto) vs. JJ Garrett

JJ tries for a single leg takedown, but QT is able to counter. JJ gets a hammerlock, but QT counters into a headscissors followed up with a side headlock. QT knocks JJ down with a shoulder tackle. Dueling leap frogs but QT gets the better of it with a deep arm drag. JJ escapes and lands a hard chop, but QT responds with a back elbow. QT hits a hanging suplex sending JJ in the corner, but JJ baits QT and hits a release German Suplex.

He follows up with a back elbow to the back of QT's neck, cover, but JJ only gets a one count. Bottom rope frog splash again only gets JJ a one count. QT and JJ trade chops as QT hits another right hand. JJ rocks QT with a rolling elbow in the corner followed up with a spear in the corner then a rolling senton then another flipping senton, cover, but JJ only gets two. QT tries to build some distance in the corner and hits a series of clotheslines then a pop up elbow strike. QT hits the Diamond Cutter for the win.


Winner: QT Marshall

- Caster drops a pre-match diss rap on Marko. He says he spits hot fire and asks how left Jungle Boy in the dryer. He calls Marko Donnie from the Wild Thornberrys. Bowens says The Acclaimed have arrived.

Max Caster (w/Anthony Bowens) vs. Marko Stunt

Caster takes control early on and makes light of Marko. Marko evades a knee stomp with a bulldog then a hurricanranna followed up with a dropkick to the corner. Marko lands an elbow drop on Caster's back, cover, but he only gets a one count. Caster catches Marko off the top rope dive and drops him on the ropes. Caster hits a high angle suplex then a knee on Marko's back. He clenches Marko's jaw forcing the ref to call for a break.

Caster laying the pressure on Marko using the rope as leverage forcing the ref to call for another break. Marko tries for a comeback, but Caster drops him with a boot. Marko tries for Slice Bread 2, but Caster drops him. Marko rolls up Caster but only gets two. Running Shooting Star from Marko but only two again. Caster meets Marko up top and hits a superplex. Caster goes up top and hits an elbow drop for the win.

Winner: Max Caster

Chris Peaks & Louie Valle vs. Dark Order's Alex Reynolds & John Silver


Reynolds and Peaks start things off for their teams. Peaks with the early advantage with some big uppercuts, but Reynolds hits his own uppercuts followed up with a dropkick. Silver tags in and vaults Peaks with the assistance of Reynolds. Silver hits a shoulder tackle then a kick the chest before tagging back in Reynolds. Reynolds and Silver hit a uppercut / kick combo.

Peaks gets Reynolds caught on the ropes allowing Valle to tag in. Reynolds tires to fight back but a drop toe hold / knee combo slows him down. Reynolds and Valle trade strikes, but Valle gets the advantage with an eye rake. Reynolds ties to fight off Peaks and Valley, but they drop him with a strike then a rolling senton. Valle gets in the way of the ref allowing Reynolds to kick out at two. Valle micks Silver, but Reynolds is able to hit an enzuguri and tags in Silver.

Silver drops Peaks with a huge back body drop! Silver picks up Valle and lawn darts him on Peaks. Silver hits a German Suplex with a bridge, but Peaks breaks up the pin. Silver hits another enzuguri. Silver picks up Valle and Peaks, who was hanging on the top rope and drops them with a Samoan Drop. Reynolds and Silver hit Dark Destroyer for the win.

Winners: Alex Reynolds & John Silver


Kip Sabian (w/Penelope Ford) vs. Fuego Del Sol

Kip catches Fuego with a few strikes and grounds Fuego by grabbing his leg in mid-air. Fuego responds with a flying crossbody then a tiaris followed up with a dropkick sending Kip the outside. Penelope checks on Kip, and Fuego runs into a boot as Kip re-enters the ring. Kip drops Fuego with a strong hammer throw then a headbutt. Kip then hits some strikes on Fuego then a brutal kick.

Kip working on the back with some knees to the back then a PK. Kip goes up top, missies the stomp and Fuego hits a bulldog on his knee then a kick to the head. Slingblade backbreaker then a flatiner but Fuego only gets two. Kip drops Fuego with a knee to the jaw then a strong right hand. Fuego rolls up Kip as he tried for the Deathly Hallows, but Kip kicks out at two! Kip lands Deathly Hallows for the win.

Winner: Kip Sabian

Varsity Blonds (Brian Pillman Jr. & Griff Garrison) vs. Carlie Bravo & Shawn Dean

Pillman and Bravo start this match off talking some trash and some pushing. Strong collar and elbow tie up but neither man can gain an advantage. Bravo gets the better of the exchange with an arm drag. Pillman calls for a test of strength but kicks Bravo and tags in Garrison who quickly tag back in Pillman as Varsity Blondes work on the left arm of Bravo. Bravo counters a double team move and drops Garrison with a drop kick before working on Garrison's left arm. Dean tags in and hits an elbow drop after Bravo dropped Garrison, and Bravo hits a leg drop, cover, but only a two count.


Bravo tags in and hits a double axehandle. Pillman blind tags in and drops Bravo with a superkick, cover, but he only gets a two count. Pillman locks in a hammer lock and lands a series of strikes int he corner before tagging in Garrison who adds in some stomps. Bodyslam from Garrison who tags in Pillman who launches in with a senton, cover, but he again gets a two count. Pillman locks in an abdominal stretch even with a nipple twister. Bravo gets his own nipple twister to get out of the hold and land a hip toss then a dropkick. Pillman gets a single-leg crab to prevent Bravo from taggin out. Garrison tags in and stomps on Bravo while Pillman keeps the hold on.

Bravo escapes the powerbomb knocking Pillman off the ropes. Dean tags in as, and he drops Garrison with a few clotheslines, an enzuguri then a corner dropkick. Dean salutes then hits a DDT, cover 1-2-no! Garrison hits a jawbreaker, but Bravo tags in and hits a standing Slice Bead. Dean follows up with a diving body press, cover, but Pillman breaks up the pin. Pillman drops Dean with a dropkick. Garrison flattens Bravo then nails a rolling elbow. Varsity Blondes hit a powerbomb top rope dropkick combo for the win.

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


Aaron Solow vs. Ryan Nemeth

Ryan drops Solow with a fireman's carry before talking some trash. Ryan follows up with a double-leg takedown but takes his time to trash talk again. Ryan doing too much trash talking as Solow catches him with a series of arm drags. Solow counters Ryan charging in the corner and hits another arm drag then a dropkick sending Ryan to the outside as Ryan wants a timeout. Solow hits a bodyslam then a diving knee drop, cover, but he only gets a two count. The ref calls for some distance in the corner, but Ryan takes advantage and targets Solow's left arm.

Ryan locks in the hammerlock and shows off with a handstand. Ryan rakes Solow's eyes forcing the ref to call for a break. Ryan with a strong Irish whip into the corner as he starts dancing. He hits a shoulder tackle in the corner, cover, but he only gets  two count. Solow escapes from a headlock, but Ryan drops Solow then locks in the headlock again.

Solow escapes with a jawbreaker and counters Ryan's strikes and charges in with a series of clotheslines. Solow charges in the corner with an uppercut. Peter Avalon and Cezar Bononi walk in! Ryan hits double knees on Solow's arm. Solow escapes and hits a corkscrew kick. Solow goes up top, but he is distracted allowing Ryan to knock him off the ropes and hit a neckbreaker for the win.


- Avalon, Bononi and Nemeth beat Solow down. Before Bononi can drop Solow, The Nightmare Family come to Solow's rescue.

Diamante & Ivelisse vs. Miranda Alize & Renee Michelle

Ivelisse quickly catches Michelle with an elbow, but Michelle gets a wrist lock with a bridge. Ivelisse escapes and lands a huge strike before tagging in Diamante. Michelle unleashes a flurry of strikes, but Diamante evades but doesn't realize Alize tagged in. Alize catches Diamante with a roll up, but Diamante kicks out at two. Diamante lands a corner dropkick as Ivelisse tags in and nails a high kick. Ivelisse hits a suplex, cover, but Alize kicks out at two. Diamante slowing down Alize and preventing her from tagging out.

"Alize fights out, but Diamante shuts it down and tags in Ivelisse who meets Ivelisse's boots. Alize starts to fight back, but Ivelisse rocks her with a back elbow and chop. Diamante and Ivelisse hit a flurry of back elbows. Diamante and Alize trade strikes, but Alize spins out Diamante and drops her with a cutter. Michelle and Ivelisse tag in as Michelle lands heavy shots on Ivelisse and Diamante.


"Ivelisse lands a hard shot, but Michelle drops her with a spinning heel kick, cover, 1-2-no! Ivelisse lands a dirty knee and tags in Diamante who hits a flurry of stomps in the corner. Ivelisse tags back in, but Michelle escapes a double suplex attempt. Michelle and Ivelisse drop each other with a spinning facebuster. Alize takes too much time talking trash allowing Ivelisse and Diamante to lands stereo knee strikes and high kicks for the win.

Winners: Diamante & Ivelisse

Top Flight (Darius Martin & Daunte Martin) vs. Steven Stetson & Tony Vega

Vega and Darius start things off trading wrist locks. Darius and Vega then trade holds, but Darius catches Vega into a series of arm drags. Vega gest the boots up to create some distance but gets caught in a roll up. Daunte and Stetson tag in, and Daunte lands a flying crossbody on both Stetson and Vega. Arm drag from Daunte. Vega distracts Daunte allowing Stetson to hit a back suplex. Vega tags in and hits a double axehandle then some stomps in corner. Stetson tags in and hits his own double axehandle while preventing Daunte from tagging out. Double team suplex, cover but Daunte kicks out.

Daunte lands some big elbows, but Vega holds off Daunte. Daunte escapes from a sleeper, but Stetson hits a spinebuster, cover, but Daunte kicks out at two. Daunte flips out of a suplex as Darius tags in and takes down Vega. Darius rocking Stetson with a flurry of strikes. Darius goes up top and hits a shotgun dropkick, cover, and Darius allows Vega to hit an elbow on his own partner before throwing him out. Daunte tags in and lands an assisted dropkick with Stetson hanging in the corner for the win.


Bear Country (Bear Boulder & Bear Bronson), Joey Janela & Sonny Kiss vs. Aaron Fyre, Daniel Joseph, Levi Shapiro & M'Badu

Boulder and Joseph start this match off as Joseph runs into a boot from Boulder before tagging in Bronson. Bear Country hit a double pressslam as Fyre tags in and runs into a fallaway slam. Kiss tags in and flips over Fyre and hits a single-legged dropkick, cover, but he only gets a two count. Janela tags in, and Kiss and Janela drop Frye with a  double hip toss then Janela drops Fyre on Kiss' knee. Shapiro tags in and lands some right hands on Janela. Shapiro keeping the pressure on Janela giving his team an advantage. M'Badu tags into the match and rocks Janela with a tackle in the corner.

Janela fights out of the corner, but Shapiro rolls him up. Janela escapes and fights off his opponents in the corner. Janela locks in a choke on the ropes then hits a German Suplex. Bronson tags in and takes everyone out. He drops Shapiro with an Uragani then drops Joseph on Shapiro then hits a senton on the two of them. Janela tags in and uses Bear Country to hit a tope con hiro! Shapiro gets dropped by a huricanranna from Kiss then a Death Valley Driver from Janela. Bear Country tag in and hit an assisted splash for the win.


Winners: Bear Country (Bear Boulder & Bear Bronson), Joey Janela & Sonny Kiss

Cezar Bononi & Peter Avalon vs. Baron Black & Ryzin

Black and Bononi start the match off as the two feel each other out. Bononi rocks Black with a shoulder tackle before tagging in Avalon. Black vaults off the corner and drops Avalon with an arm drag then a bow and arrow submission. Crucifix cover but Avalon kicks out. Ryzin tags in and hits a top rope stomp on Avalon's arm. Ryzin hits a northern lights suplex, cover but only gets two.

Ryzin keeping the pressure on Avalon. Ryzin kicks Avalon in the face with Avalon drapped on the second turnbuckle. Bononi's distraction allows Avalon to gain control and tag in Bononi. Bononi hits a clothesline, cover, but Ryzin kicks out at two. Bononi hits an inverterted bodyslam then Avalon follows with a dropkick, cover 1-2-no! Bononi keepings the pressure on Ryzin as throws him on each opposite corner. Avalon tags in and takes out Black.

Ryzin reverses an Irish whip but can't tag in Black. Ryzin and Avalon miss moonsaults. Black tags in and drops Avalon with a Manhattan Drop then an exploder. Black hits some chops on Bononi. Super kick / elbow strike from Ryzin / Black. Atomic Drop then backstabber from Black, cover 1-2-no! Black locks in the crossface. Bononi breaks up the submission by chokeslamming Ryzin on him. Bononi then assists Avalon in hitting Mari-knees for the win.


Winners: Cezar Bononi & Peter Avalon

Tesha Price vs. KiLynn King

King and Price try to get the crowd going before locking up. Price taking her time, but King gets the better of another lock up attempt. Price rolls out and gain wrist control, but King takes Price down with a side headlock. Price has a quick headscissors before King can lock in another headlock. King drops Price with a shoulder tackle then an arm drag while maintaining control.

Price escapes with a knee lift then a hard chop. King drops Price with a kick to the ribs then a dropkick, cover, but she only gets two. Price drops King on the ropes with drop toehold. Price rocks King with a elbow strike. Price continuing to mount the pressure on King. King and Price trade strikes as Price drops King with a diving back elbow followed up with a cartwheel kick, cover, but she only gets a two count. Price is not happy that she didn't get the win as she tries to continue her momentum.

King catches Price and hits a fallaway slam. Price runs into a clothesline and King follows with a roundhouse kick then a German Suplex, but Price is able to kick out at two. Price avoids Kingdom Fall and lands a kick of her own. King throws Price into the ropes and lands a clothesline. King hits Kingdom Fall for the win.


Winner: KiLynn King

Matt Sydal & Mike Sydal vs. The Hybrid2 (Angelico & Jack Evans) vs. SCU (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian)

Mike and Evans start this match off as Mike gets the better of a collar and elbow tie up. Mike hits a series of arm drags and rolls up Evans, but he only gets a one count. Daniels is able to tag in and hit a dropkick on Evans, cover, but Evans kicks out at two. Evans lands a bicycle kick and tags in Angelico. Angelico rocks Daniels with a flurry of strikes in the corner. Angelico follows up with a series of kicks, but Daniels reveres an Irish whip with a back suplex. Kazarian tags in, and SCU rock Angelico with a series of combos. Kazarian tries to fight off Evans, but Matt tags in.

Kazarian catches Matt in a few roll ups, but Matt kicks out each time and catches Kazarian in a roll up then a leg lariat. Matt hits a kick to the chest and sets up Matt with a stomp while Kazarian is hanging on the ropes. Mike follows with a standing moonsault, cover, but Kazarian kicks out. Matt keeping the pressure on Kazarian. Kazarian escapes out of the corner and tuns Matt with a chop. Daniels tags in and rocks him with a Gamagiri Kick then a Total Elimination, cover, but Matt kicks out. Matt catches Daniels with a leg lariat. Evans and Mike tag in. Back and forth action as Mike gets the better of Evans.


Angelico comes in and attacks Mike allowing Evans to gain an advantage. Angelico tags in and drops Mike with a back suplex, cover, but he only gets a two count. TH2 keeping the pressure on Mike. Angelico locks in a submission forcing Daniels to come in and break it up. Mike avoids an assisted 450 from TH2 and tags in Matt who goes to work on TH2. Matt takes out TH2, but Angelico escapes and takes out SCU allowing Evans to get a Muta Lock then a jackknife cover, but he only gets a two count.

Kazarian gets the blind tag, but a Superkick party commences. Daniels drops Mike with  Blue Thunder Bomb, top rope Meteora from Matt then a roundhouse kick from Evans to take out Matt. Kazarian gets a cutter on Evans, but Evans kicks out. Stereo tope suicidas from The Sydal brothers, but Daniels coutners Mike. Evans ties for a Sasuke Special but meets a Gamagiri Kick from Daniels allowing Kazarian to hit a reverse DDT for the win.

Winners: SCU (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian)

- Excalibur runs through tomorrow's Dyamite card as that concludes another episode of Dark!