Welcome to Wrestling Inc’s recap of AEW Dark. Today’s episode is special Saturday edition of Dark ahead of AEW Revolution that will start at 7 PM EST. Be sure to chime in on your thoughts about tonight’s show in the comments section below. Additionally, share our live coverage through social media. Make sure to click the REFRESH button to continue to get the most current up to date coverage. Below is what’s on tonight’s agenda:
Tonight on a special Saturday edition of #AEWDark, we have 12 matches set featuring Thunder Rosa, Lance Archer, Penta El Zero M, The Natural Nightmares, and much more!
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) March 6, 2021
– Excalibur welcomes us to a special Saturday edition of Dark along with Anthony Ogogo and Taz. Taz promises Team Taz’s tag match will be a preview for their street fight at Revolution as we bring it to Justin Roberts for our first match of the night.
– Cezar Bononi enters out first at brings in Peter Avalon who is on a make-shift sled similar to the bed Avalon sits on during Dynamite.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) March 7, 2021
Cezar Bononi & Peter Avalon vs. The Natural Nightmares (Dustin Rhodes & QT Marshall) (w/Nick Comoroto)
Bononi shows off his strength early on as Dustin is unable to knock him down, but he uses his veteran skills to take advantage as he tags in Marshall. The Natural Nightmares show off their teamwork, but Avalon cuts off Marshall allowing himself to tag in. Avalon showing he has some strength too with a strong hammer throw. Bononi tags back in and keeps Marshall in his corner rocking with with back elbows.
Marshall and Bononi trade strikes. Marshall catches Bononi with a backspring kick! Avalon tags in and tries to prevent the tag out but can’t, and Dustin tags in and takes out Avalon and Bononi. Bononi cuts off Dustin, but Marshall responds. Dustin sends Bononi to the outside and drops Avalon with a spinning bulldog for the win.
Winners: The Natural Nightmares (Dustin Rhodes & QT Marshall)
Chuck Taylor (w/Orange Cassidy) vs. JD Drake
Drake sends Taylor to the ropes in their lock-up and tries to catch him with a chop, but Taylor ducks and evades. Drake gest a top wrist lock in and pushes Taylor to the corner after a side headlock attempt from Taylor. Taylor catches Drake with an arm drag and grounds him. Drake rises up and drops Taylor with a shoulder block. Taylor responds with another arm drag and a dropkick sending Drake to the outside. Taylor runs after Drake, but Drake pops him up off he ropes and rocks him with a forearm!
Drake starts beating up Taylor on the outside before sending him back in. Huge senton from Drake, cover but only a two count for Drake. Drake starts choking Taylor on the ropes. After a break, Drake adds to the pressure with a headbutt and a chop. Drake hits a clothesline then a diving headbutt, cover, and Taylor kicks out at two again. Talor tries to build some momentum, but Drake responds with a Manhattan Drop followed up by a boot, cover, 1-2-no!
Drake and Taylor now trading chops. Taylor then hits Soul Food followed up by a high boot. Drake vaults over the corner but runs into a knee. Taylor drops Drake and goes for a second-rope moonsault. He misses, and Drake hits a second-rope knee, cover, but he only gets a two count. Drake gives Orange Cassidy a thumbs down as he goes up top, but Taylor intercepts. Taylor picks up Drake from the top rope and hits the Awful Waffle for the win!
Winner: Chuck Taylor
– Post-match: Penelope Ford walks out and out comes Kip Sabian from out of nowhere! Cassidy is taken out, Taylor tries for the save, but Miro comes in and locks in a Cobra Clutch. Miro is given a mic and says “they’re not done.” He says he gave him “an option to be a man” but “chose to be a boy.” He says Taylor is wasting his time because he should be world champion. Miro promises to deliver twice the damage to Taylor that he’ll deliver on Cassidy. Kip picks up Cassidy, and Miro drops Cassidy with a pump kick.
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Penta El Zero M vs. Azriel
Penta trips up Azriel as the two start to trade arm drags. Penta drops Azriel with a huge chop. He follows up with another in the corner. Azriel with a tiaris, but Penta cuts him off with a kick to the chest. Penta then hits another brutal kick to the leg. Penta follows up with a big chop. Azriel hits a step-up rana, an arm drag then a dropkick sending Penta to the corner. Penta meets Azriel with a superkick. Azriel hits a step-up enzuguri while Penta is on the top rope sending him to the outside.
Azriel nails a tope con hiro! Azriel goes up top, but Penta counters with a superkick. Azriel cuts off Penta with a knee lift then follows up with more on each end of the ring. Azriel hits a Cobra Clutch backbreaker, cover, but Penta kicks out at two. Azriel goes up top and tries for a frog splash, but Penta puts the knees up. Penta hits a pumphandle driver, cover, 1-2-no! Azriel escapes the piledriver, but Penta hits a superkick then a Destroyer! Penta then snaps Azriel’s arm for the win.
Winner: Penta El Zero M
– Big Swole comes out with a mic in hand. She says she isn’t “underutilized”, she’s “undervalued”. She says she understands that the rankings reset noting her absence in the AEW Women’s Eliminator Tournament.. She said she had to take time off. She’s happy for Ryo Mizunami, but she says no matter who’s the champion after Revolution, they are “a champion in debut” to her. “I’m getting what’s mine”. She says “after Revolution, payment is due. My price is gold.”
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) March 7, 2021
Lance Archer (w/Jake Roberts) vs. John Skyler
Archer knocks down Skyler and hits a huge strike. Skyler hitting more strikes on Skyler, but Skyler hits a basement dropkick and tries to mount a comeback. Archer is unfazed, but Skyler counters off the corner and lands a few uppercuts. Skyler goes for one more but meets a boot and is dropped with a pounce. Archer hits multiple strikes running towards the corner. Archer takes time to speak to the camera.
Skyler hits a few strikes but gets dropped by a huge elbow. Archer hits a full nelson slam, cover, 1-2-no! Archer then throws Skyler from his neck to the corner. Archer lands a big punch as Skyler is on the top rope. Archer picks up Skyler and hits Blackout for the win.
Winner: Lance Archer
– Post-match: Jake takes a mic and says it doesn’t matter who the sixth man is. “I like surprises. That’s what she said.” Jake addresses Cody Rhodes and Brandi’s pregnancy. He talks about his and Archer’s goal for then TNT Title. “Give it to me!”
— The Murderhawk Monster Lance Archer (@LanceHoyt) March 7, 2021
Archer takes the mic and says, “You’re either you’re going to give it to us, or we’re going to take it.” He tells everyone not to get in his way because his goal has always been the TNT Title. “Everybody dies!”
Angel Fashion & Fuego Del Sol vs. Team Taz (Brian Cage & Ricky Starks) (w/Hook)
Starks and Fuego start the match off with a quick back and forth. Starks has Fuego in a delayed vertical suplex. Cage tags himself in and takes Fuego and then drops him with a suplex followed up by a back elbow. Cage starts getting a workout in and tosses Fuego aside. Fashion tags in and lands a few kicks, but Cage picks him up and slams him. He then drops Fuego. Starks takes out Fuego with spears. Cage hits Drill Claw for the win.
Winners: Team Taz (Brian Cage & Ricky Starks)
Jack Evans vs. Jake St. Patrick
Evans gets the better of the lock-up and drops St. Patrick with a drop toe hold. Evans locks in a side headlock. St. Patrick gets out, but Evans drops him with a shoulder block. St. Patrick responds with a dropkick, cover, and Evans kicks out at two. St. Patrick hits a PK then a diving doublestomp, cover, but he gets a two count again. Evans counters an Irish-whip and lands a corkscrew kick. Evans then hits some Muay Thai knee strikes then a front kick then a standing Sky-Twister Press, cover, but he gets a two count.
St. Patrick counters Evans in the corner and lands an uppercut. Evans responds with a back kick then rolls into a double wristlock attempt. St. Patrick keeps his hands close and reaches for the ropes. St. Patrick lands a few kicks then catches Evans with another kick to the head, cover, 1-2-no! Evans nails a dropkick the springboards in for a backslide bridge pin, but St. Patrick kicks out. St. Patrick hits an enzuguri off the fireman’s carry, Falcon Arrow, cover, 1-2-no! St. Patrick goes up top, and Evans meets him and hits a German Suplex. Evans up top hits a 630 senton for the win.
Winner: Jack Evans
– Another music video from The Acclaimed drops. Caster and Bowens rap about tomorrow’s ladder match. Caster takes shots at his opponents. “I ain’t scared of Lance, choke him with his ponytail.”
“Going for the gold but you know his name his Platinum Max.”
D3 & M’Badu vs. Gunn Club (Austin Gunn & Colten Gunn)
D3 and Austin start the match off trading holds. Austin elevates over the ropes, avoids the ref and hits a neckbreaker, but D3 tags in M’Badu. M’Badu pushes off Austin after a lock up, and Colten tags in and locks up with M’Badu. Colten runs the ropes and dropkicks M’Badu into the corner. Austin tags in, but M’Badu catches Austin for a powerslam, cover but only a one count. D3 tags in and talks some trash. Austin with some body shots, but D3 hits an uppercut then a hanging neckbreaker.
M’Badu tags in and lands some heavy shots on Austin then a running splash. Austin is wary and tries to lands some punches but is unable to do so. D3 tags in. Austin hangs onto the ropes and drops D3 with a backbreaker. M’Badu gets sent out the ring as Colten tags in and lands some big shots on D3. M’Badu is dropped by a neckbreaker as Colten lands splashes on D3 and M’Badu in opposite corners. Austin takes out M’Badu as Gunn Clubb hit 3:10 to Yuma for the win.
Winners: Gunn Club (Austin Gunn & Colten Gunn)
Thunder Rosa vs. Tesha Price
Rosa and Price start off with a strong lock-up as Rosa locks in a waistlock into a front headlock into a quick pin attempt. Price gets some distance with Rosa, but Rosa hits some heavy chops. Rosa then drives Price into the corner and stuns her with a chop again, but Price hits a kick then vaults off the corner with an arm drag. Rosa cradles Price for a pin but only gest a two count.
Rosa rolls Price through and nails a shotgun dropkick. Rosa with another heavy shot. Rosa drops Price as she picks her up off her shoulders, cover, but she only gets a two count. Rosa appears to go for a Lock Jaw but goes for another submission attempt into a pin attempt but gets another two count. Rosa charges into the corner but Price evades and nails a roundhouse kick. Rosa counters a bulldog then hits a German Suplex.
Rosa hits a running clothesline in the corner then double knees. Rosa nails a diving dropkick, cover, but Price kicks out just in time. Price gets a drop toehold on Rosa leaving her hanging on the ropes. A huge right hand from Price! She covers but only gets a two count. Rosa builds some distance and hits a Fire Thunder Driver for the win.
Winner: Thunder Rosa
Bear Country (Bear Boulder & Bear Bronson) vs. Cameron Stewart & Ryzin
Bronson and Ryzin start the match off as Ryzin circles around Bronson and evades a lock-up attempt. Ryzin does too much trash talking as he gets caught in a wrist hold. Bronson lands some heavy shots on Ryzin. Bronson sends Ryzin off the ropes and slams him down. Stewart tags in and runs into a clothesline. Bronson follows up with an elbow drop then another heavy shot at the back. Boulder tags in and sends Stewart flying into the corner. Boulder with a huge backbody drop! Bronson tags in and slingshots Boulder into Stewart then a forearm.
Bronson with a fist full of hair as Stewart hits some body shots. They’re not enough as Bronson halts Stewart, but Ryzin blind tags in. They have a small advantage, but Bronson runs through them, and Boulder blind tags in and knocks down Ryzin and Stewart and slams both of them at the same time! Bronson tags in and is on the shoulders of Boulder and gets slammed down on both of his opponents for the win.
Winners: Bear Country (Bear Boulder & Bear Bronson)
– Post-match: The Bunny runs out and waves hello. Butcher and Blade run in from behind! Bear Country and blasted with chair shots as Bunny laughs in their anguish. Butcher and Blade hold Boulder as Bunny nails a flurry of slaps as a group of refs come in an try to break up the beatdown.
LaBron Kozone & Vary Morales vs. Dark Order (5 & 10)
10 and Kozone start the match off as Kozone tries to catch 10 off guard. Kozone gets a side headlock in, but 10 rocks him with a series of elbows. 10 and Kozone collide, but 10 nails an arm drag. Kozone hits a forearm but meets a pumpkick. 5 and Morales tag in as they go back and forth with shoulder tackles. They trade head scissor takedowns as dropkicks. 5 ducks a sneak attack and hits a dropkick. He goes in the corner and lands some punches up top. 10 tags in and slingshots 5 in the corner, and 5 and 10 hits a dropkick / fallaway slam combo.
10 picks up Morales for a delayed vertical suplex. 10 rocks Morales with a clothesline in the corner. He goes for another, but Morales gets a boot up and dropkicks him. 5 and Kozone tag in, but 5 is on fire. 5 hits a diving crossbody as Kozone is hanging on the ropes. He hits a tope suicida on Morales on the outside! 5 hits Angels Hooks, cover, but Morales breaks up the pin. 10 drops him with a spinebuster and tags in. 5 hits a a Wing Snapper as 10 hits a back clothesline for the win.
Winners: Dark Order (5 & 10)
Tay Conti vs. Leila Grey
Grey does some flaunting after neither her or Conti gain an advantage off a lock up. Conti maintaining wrist control as she and Grey trade side headlocks. Conti lands a pumpkick then a hip toss. Conti keeping wrist control and nails a series of kicks. Grey goes to the outside as Conti follows her and tags her with elbows. Conti hits more elbow shots sending her to the corner.
Grey baits Conti in the corner and gets her boot up. Grey hits a dropkick, cover, but she only gets a one count. Grey talks some trash as Conti hits a flurry of heavy shots. Conti with a series of judo throws. Conti evades Grey in the corner and nails a pumpkick then a running knee. Conti hits a hammerlock DDT for the win.
Winner: Tay Conti
Matt Sydal & Mike Sydal vs. Chaos Project (Luther & Serpentico)
Chaos Project taking the fight to the Sydal Brothers early, but they evade a clothesline and take out Luther. Drop toehold / dropkick combo on Serpentico, cover but only a two count. Mike holds Serpentico on the ropes as Matt hits a double stomp. He follows with a snap sideslam, cover but another two count. Matt hits a back elbow then go for the dropkick on the ropes again. Mike nails a standing moonsault, cover but a two count once again.
Mike drops Luther and hits a splitting yoga driver for a two count. Luther intercepts Mike allowing Serpentico to take him out. Luther throws Mike onto the barricade on the outside. Serpentico with a double axehandle, cover and a two count. Luther tags in and rakes Mike on the ropes. Luther with a hip check in the corner then slingshots Serpentico in the corner and slams Serpentico into Mike. Luther then uses Serpentico as a bowling ball on Mike.
Luther hits a double arm suplex then a knee drop. Serpentico tags in as Luther leg drops Serpentico on Mike. Luther then uses Serpentico to bulldog him on Mike. An exhausted Serpentico tags in Luther as he continues to lay the pressure on Mike. Mike tries to mount a comeback but meets a pumpkick. Luther then brings Serpentico into the ring and clotheslines him allowing him to DDT Mike, cover, but he only gets a two count. Luther with a bodyslam after a tag. Mike gets the knees up as Serpentico is bodyslamed on him. Matt tags in and takes out Luther with a flurry of kicks then a leg lariat on Serpentico. Fisherman’s Buster for a two count for Matt.
Matt hits a slice and jawbreaker on Chaos Project. Standing Mariposa for another two count for Matt. Matt hits a leg hook then locks in a Cobra Clutch. Luther breaks it up as Mike drops him with a superkick. Serpentico fights out off a combo, but Matt hits a knee strike. Double Lightning Spiral from the Sydal Brothers for the win.
Winners: Matt Sydal & Mike Sydal
– A hype video for Revolution plays as that concludes Saturday’s edition of AEW Dark.