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– Darby Allin vignette cold open. Allin says he and Jungle Boy are not alike. He says he’s not here to make friends and he sees through everyone’s s**t. He wants Jungle Boy to turn the switch if he wants to win the TNT Championship.

– Excalibur and Taz welcome us to another packed episode of Dark as they also hype up Powerhouse Hobbs’ big match against Christian Cage on Dynamite.

– Ricky Starks joins commentary.

Joey Janela (w/ Sonny Kiss) vs. Will Allday

Janela and Allday trading wristlocks as Janela gets off a quick wristlock takedown. Allday ducks palm strikes and catches Janela in a huricanranna. Janela counters Allday in the corner and hits a German Suplex. Janela hits a big chop in one corner and hits another in the adjacent corner. Allday elevates Janela over the top in the corner and stuns him sending to the outside and follows up with a tope suicida!

Allday tries for a senton atomico up top, but Janela rolls out and goes for a cover and gets two. Janela with a snapmare followed up by a stiff kick to the back. Janela hits another and tries for a German Suplex. Allday lands on his feet and hits a dropkick. Allday drops Janela on his knee, but Janela responds with a lariat.

Allday counters a suplex into a brainbuster! Both men are down. They rise up and trade thrust kicks. Janela getting the better of the exchange and hits a low-angle German Suplex in the corner, cover, 1-2-no! Allday hits a Gamengiri Kick while Janela is on the top rope. Janela charging in the corner, but Allday evades and goes for a moonsault. Janela counters, and he hits a Death Valley Driver for the win.

Winner: Joey Janela

Ryzin & John Skyler vs. SCU (Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian)

Kazarian and Skyler start this matchup off with a bit of a shoving match as neither can get an advantage off a lock-up. Kazarian applyin g a top wristlock, but Skyler fighting out of it and applies a hammerlock. Kazarian avoids the Sunset Flip and applies a side headlock. Skyler rising up and gets a hold of the arm. Kazarian escapes but eats a forearm shot. Kazarian responds with a flurry of strikes. Skyler blocks a hip toss, but Kazarian quickly hits a German Suplex.

Daniels tags in and hits a suplex into a cover for a two count. Skyler with a kick off the Irish Whip. He drops Daniels and tags in Ryzin. Ryzin coming in with a lariat as he poses for the camera. Daniels catches Ryzin with an exploder suplex. Kazarian tags in. SCU hit a springboard elbow and leg drop each. Skyler runs in and eats a back suplex. Kazarian with clubbing blows and chops on Ryzin. Skyler with a kick as Kazarian tried to bounce off the ropes.

Kazarian gets dropped with a leg lariat from Ryzin. Skyler tags in and applies a side headlock. Kazarian fighting out of it. Skyler hits a shoulder tackle on the middle rope. He slams Kazarian in the corner and sets him up for a Samoan Drop for a two count. Skyler slingshots Ryzin into Kazarian in the corner. Ryzin with a big boot to the face, but Kazarian escapes from the opposite corner avoiding a splash.

Daniels tags in and drops Skyler and Ryzin. Daniels gets whipped into Ryzin. Daniels hits a bulldog / lariat combo on Skyler and Ryzin. SCU hit a powerbomb / neckbreaker combo on Ryzin, cover, but Skyler breaks it up. Skyler dropped by a Total Domination from SCU. SCU hit the Best Meltzer Ever for the win.

Winners: SCU (Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian)

Big Swole & KiLynn King (w/ Red Velvet) vs. Ashley & Steff MK

Swole and Steff start the match off trading side headlocks. Steff drops Swole with a shoulder block, but Swole kips up. She avoids a hip toss and hits an arm drag followed up by an uppercut. King tags in. King hits a shotgun dropkick off the trip from Swole for a one count. Ashley tags in and charges in, but King counters with a hammer throw in the corner followed up by a flurry of strikes. Leg sweep into a diving uppercut in the corner for a two count.

Ashley with some stiff right hands, but King responds with a knee lift. King elevates over the corner and flips Ashley over. King rolls into the ropes. The MK Twins take advantage of the distracted ref. The MK Twins hit a stereo punch and a double suplex followed up by stereo kicks for a two count. Steff applying a rear chinlock. King trying to tag out, but The MK Twins cutting the ring in half. Steff with a scream as she goes for a hip attack.

King avoids it and hits a step-up enzuigiri. King tags in Swole, and Ashley tags in. Swole pops in and hits a cutter followed by a thrust kick on Steff. Uppercut on Ashley followed by a bulldog / dropkick combo on The MK Twins, cover but Steff breaks it up. Swole hits a headbutt on Ashley. Ashley fires up but eats boot from King, and Swole hits a rolling elbow for the win.

Winners: Big Swole & KiLynn King

– Vignette with Ricky Starks in a bar. He says it’s time for Adam Page to move over for someone that is “Absolute.” Starks drops a Tombstone reference.

The Butcher & The Blade (w/ HFO) vs. Brick Aldridge & Cole Carter

Butcher starts off with a knee lift on Carter followed up by a big axehandle off the Irish Whip. He hits a big backbreaker for tagging in Blade. Blade hits a boot and stomps on Carter in the corner. Referee Bryce Remsburg calling for a break, but Blade continues the pressure. Butcher tags in, and Butcher and Blade hit a double shoulder block. Butcher continuing the pressure on Carter in the corner. Blade tags in and throws Carter to the outside and HFO take advantage of a distracted Remsburg.

Carter showing some fight, but Blade drops him with a swinging neckbreaker. Butcher tags in and hits big chops in the corner. He goes for splashes, but Carter gets an elbow up each time. Carter avoids the third splash and tags in Aldridge. Aldridge and Butcher trading blows, but Blade blind tags in. Aldridge is stunned, and Butcher and Blade hit a powerbomb / neckbreaker combo for the win.

Winners: The Butcher & The Blade

– Backstage with Ryan Nemeth, Cezar Bononi and JD Drake. Nemeth tries to gift Drake a shining jacket, but Drake is not pleased. Nemeth’s next gift is a flower shirt, but Drake doesn’t care for it. Nemeth’s third gift doesn’t satisfy Drake. Drake is insulted that Bononi doesn’t think “a hard-working man can be sexy.” Drake takes Nemeth’s gifts to prove that he can be sexy. Nemeth calls Bononi his wing-man and that they’re good cop and bad cop.

Sonny Kiss vs. Jake Manning

Manning starts off with a big kick dropping Kiss followed up by a clubbing blow. Kiss flips over a suplex and drops Manning with a tijeras. Kiss drops Manning with a head scissors then a corkscrew kick. Kiss wins with a split-out Stunner.

Winner: Sonny Kiss

Post-match: Kiss takes a mic and says he came to AEW to shake some ass and kick some ass. He recalls telling everyone that AEW is for everyone. He says he earns the right to call himself “All Elite”. He says “the games are over. I am the Concrete Rose Sonny Kiss. That’s a wrap. So put that on an envelope and seal it with a kiss.”

Jay Lyon, Midas Black, & Ken Broadway vs. Dark Order (Evil Uno, Stu Grayson, & 10) (w/ -1)

Lyon and Uno start things off. Lyon still with a steak in his mouth. Uno tries to grab at it making Lyon mad. They lock up as Lyon applies a wrist lock. Uno counters into a headlock. Lyon running the ropes and tries for a shoulder block, but Uno hits one of his own. Uno with a Manhattan Drop. Lyon goes on all fours, and Uno stomps on his hands. Broadway tags in. Before they lock up, Broadway tries to get a chant going but fails.

Uno with a kick before tagging in Grayson. Boot / uppercut / boot / running kick from Uno and Grayson respectively. Broadyway with body shots and a chop, but Grayson drops him with a belly-to-belly. Black tags in and dives off the top rope, but Grayson catches him and hits an Uranagi. Dark Order hit an assisted splash. 10 with a stalling suplex. Black hits a dropkick and tags in Broadway. Broadway gets some shots in and dances.

Broadway making it rain on 10. 10 responds with a series of lariats. 10 with a hammer throw into the corner followed up by a big boot. Lyon dropped with a cutter. Broadway runs into a spinebuster as Bryce Remsburg and -1 collect the money. Black and Lyon dropped by Dark order. Uno and Grayson hit Fatality for the win.

Winners: Dark Order (Evil Uno, Stu Grayson, & 10)

Billy Gunn (w/ Austin & Colton Gunn) vs. Andrew Palace

Billy overpowering Palace in the corner. After the break, he hits a backbreaker. Palace on the outside ropes stuns Billy, but Billy sends Palace to the outside. Billy throws Palace on the barricade while showing off his black eye from last night’s Elevation. Back in the ring, Palace catches Billy with a flurry of strikes and an enzuigiri, but he runs into a bodyslam. Billy hits a Famouser for the win.

Winner: Billy Gunn

Post-match: Billy grabs a mic. “QT Marshall, you called out the thunder, you got it. No place to hide!”

– Now just Excalibur and Taz on commentary.

Fuego Del Sol vs. Dante Martin

A show of sportsmanship before a lock-up. Martin locks in a side headlock. Fuego gets a flash pin as Martin tries to maintain control. Martin and Fuego trading counters, but Fuego catches Martin with a spinning heel kick for two. Fuego hitting some big shots in the corner. Martin firing back, but Fuego hits a jawbreaker followed by a corner spear. Martin chasing Fuego around and hits a lariat, a dropkick then a huricanranna.

Martin evading Fuego and transitions into a single-leg crab, but Fuego reaches the ropes. Fuego with a beck elbow in the corner. Martin hits a right-hand while Fuego is sitting on the top rope. Martin reaches him after getting pushed off. Fuego counters and hits a double stomp while Martin was trapped. Fuego with a coast-to-coast dropkick, cover, 1-2-no! Fuego going for the tornado DDT. Martin avoids it and hits a heel kick. Martin hits a 450 Splash for the win.

Winner: Dante Martin

Diamante vs Queen Aminata

Diamante charging in at Aminata as Aminata tried to take off her crown. Diamante keeping the pressure in the corner. Aminata fighting back. Diamante eats some back elbows and pushes Aminata off. Diamante hits Three Amigos for a two count. Diamante in full mount position firing in right hands.

Aminata and Diamante now trading strikes. Aminata ducks a lariat and hits a thrust kick followed up by a buzzsaw kick. Dimante avoids a boot and hits a casadora Stunner. Dropkick in the corner, cover but only a two count for Diamante. Aminata catches Diamante in an inside-cradle. Diamante kicks out and hits a German Suplex. She follows up with a series of short-arm lariats. Diamante with a single-arm straight jacket and a scissors submission, and Aminata taps out.

Winner: Diamante

Hayden Backlund & Kit Sackett vs. Varsity Blondes (Brian Pillman Jr. & Griff Garrison)

Pillman and Backlund start this tag match off. Pillman with a quick side headlock and tag to Garrison. Varsity Blondes laying in shots as Garrison applies a side headlock takeover. Backlund with an inside-cradle pin to escape, but Garrison back to the side headlock. Garrison drops Backlund with a shoulder block into a two count. Backlund escapes the side headlock and tags in Sackett who runs into a side headlock.

Pillman tags in and hits an elevated senton off the bodyslam from Garrison. Garrison with a springboard legdrop. Pillman hits a neckbreaker, and Garrison hits a legdrop. Backlund and Sackett avoid a plancha, but Pillman drops Sackett. Backlund grabs Pillam’s hair allowing Sackett to hit a back suplex. Sackett hits an elbow drop and fires in another elbow before tagging in Backlund who hits a double axehandle.

Backlund applying a chicken wing on the ropes. Pillman firing elbows off the break. Pillman hits a swinging neckbreaker as Garrisona dn Sackett tag in. Sackett runs into a back bodydrop. Big splash from Garrison and hits a Cradle Shock. Backlund surprises Garrison with a chicken wing, but Garrison escapes and drops him with a boot. Rolling elbow on Sackett. Varsity Blondes hit a combo powerbomb for the win.

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

– Max Caster diss rap. “You an incel… You actual like getting abuse by your friends.”

Max Caster (w/ Anthony Bowers) vs. Alan “5” Angels (w/ Dark Order)

Caster sending 5 to the corner. He offers a clean break but mocks 5. Caster pushing 5 on another lock up and mocks him again. Caster catches 5 with a knee lift as he shakes hits hips to the camera. 5 flips over a suplex and hits a series of hamstring kicks. Caster slowing things down with a side headlock and shoulder block, but 5 catches Caster with a Russian Leg Sweep for two. 5 keeping the pressure up, but Caster hits a cross chop on 5.

5 with a dropkick in response. He rises up in the corner and hits a flurry of left hands. He flips over and hits a dropkick for a two count. 5 trying for his “It’s Gonna Suck” Splash, but Bowens gets in the way. 5 comes in with a rolling senton on the outside! 5 tries to a middle-rope moonsault, but Caster gets his knees up and follows up with a knee lift. He hits a back suplex for a two count. Caster with a boot on 5 while using the ropes as leverage.

5 hitting some body shots, but Caster with a takedown and a boot. Caster hits a big backbreaker, cover, but 5 kicks out. 5 avoids a knee lift into a roll-up. Caster kicks out but eats  knee. 5 hits a step-up enzuigiri followed up by elbows then a running kick. He hits “It’s Gonna Suck” followed by a Standing Sliced Bread, cover, 1-2-no! 5 going up top, but Caster rolls away. 5 catches him with the middle-rope moonsault, cover, but Caster kicks out!

5 going for the Wing Snapper, but Caster counters with a mule kick. 10 blocking Bowens from using the boom box. Bowens throws the boom box, and 5 catches it. The ref goes to take the boom box away as Caster grabs his chain. 5 counters a punch with a heel kick, but Caster catches 5 with the chain on the pin attempt for the win.

Winner: Max Caster

Baron Black vs. Powerhouse Hobbs (w/ Hook)

Hobbs calls for the bell to be rung, but Black fires in strikes on Hobbs. Hobbs absorbs it and takes down Black. Hobbs keeping the pressure on Black as he biels him across the ring. Black gets a boot up in the corner and follows up by a flurry of strikes, but Hobbs absorbs them. Hobbs catches Black with a spinebuster. Taz hopes Christian Cage is watching as Hobbs hits a reverse DDT, cover, 1-2-but Hobbs lifts Black’s shoulder. He mocks Cage and hits Town Business for the win.

Winner: Powerhouse Hobbs

PAC (w/ Lucha Bros.) vs. Dean Alexander

Justin Roberts not able to finish his intro as PAC walks in and goes at Alexander right away firing in a flurry of stomps in the corner. PAC locks in The Brutalizer. Alexander passes out.

Winner: PAC

– Hype package plays for tomorrow’s Dynamite as that closes another episode of Dark!