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– Excalibur and Taz welcome us to another packed episode of Dark. Taz says he’s fired up for the FTW World Champion Brian Cage tonight as we start the show off.

– Max Caster diss rap highlights: “D3 against us? Yo, you gotta be kidding me? You got a better chance at a hospital in Italy?.. You wear a mask what are you afraid of? Why you hiding your identity?”

D3 & Fuego Del Sol vs. The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens & Max Caster)

Caster and D3 start things off as D3 starts to get the upper-hand on Caster. Caster drops D3 with an elbow strike. Bowens blind tags in, and The Acclaimed hit a neckbreaker / backbreaker combo for a two count. Bowens with a hard elbow to the back. Bowens hits an Olympic Slam. D3 reverses a neckbreaker as Bowens was taunting Fuego. D3 hits an enzuigiri and tags in Fuego. Fuego drops Caster with a dropkick and hits an enzuigiri on Bowens. Bowens reverses the tornado DDT into an exploder in the corner. D3 gets dropped as The Acclaimed hit Acclaim to Fame for the win.

Winners: The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens & Max Caster)

Matt Sydal & Mike Sydal vs. Aaron Frye & David Ali

Ali and Mike start this match off as the two trade wrist control. Mike works in a side headlock. Ali pushes off, but Mike cartwheels and works an arm drag takeover transitioning into a pin, but Ali kicks out. Matt tags in and keeps the arm bar in and tries for a few quick pins, but Ali kicks out each time. Matt keeping the pressure on as he now hits a series of kicks on Ali. Mike tags in as The Sydals hit a drop toehold / dropkick combo. Double bow and arrow stretch and double stomp from The Sydals.

Ali trying to create some distance, but Mike drops him with a leg lariat. He hits a standing moonsault into a cover, but Frye breaks it up. Matt catches Mike off the double suplex attempt. Frye and Ali sent outside. Frye holds onto Ali’s foot as Mike tried to suplex Ali back in. Ali covers but only a one count. Frye tags in and hits a lariat in the corner. Ali hits his own. Frye hits a pop-up powerbomb, cover, but Mike kicks out.

Mike escapes the fireman’s carry. Matrix ducks off the lariat as Matt tags in and lands a series of roundhouse kicks followed up by a spinning heel kick on Ali. Fisherman’s Buster on Frye. The Sydals hit a double Meteora, cover, but Ali breaks it up! Mike takes out Ali with a thrust kick. The Sydals hit a combo Lightning Spiral for the win.

Winners: Matt Sydal & Mike Sydal

Andrew Palace vs. Dante Martin

Palace mocking claps at the crowd and goes for a handshake. Martin obliges, but Palace gets Martin in a side headlock and takes him down with a shoulder block. Martin maneuvering around Palace and drops him with a dropkick. Palace cuts off the tope, but Martin hits a springboard crossbody for two. Huge chop from Martin as he vaults off the opposite corner. Palace cuts him off and hangs him on the ropes. He hits a suplex for a one count.

Palace keeping the pressure on Martin. Palace hits a big backdrop suplex. Palace going to the second-rope. Martin rolls out. Martin fires in elbows and kicks then a huge lariat. Dropkick then a tijeras. Palace dodges out of the corner and hits a running elbow. Handful of hair from Palace. Palace on top with Martin as they trade strikes. Martin sent down. Martin meets him up and takes him down! Martin hits a 450 Splash for the win.

Winner: Dante Martin

Duke Davis & Ganon Jones vs. Varsity Blonds (Brian Pillman Jr. & Griff Garrison)

Pillman and Jones start things off for their teams. Jones pushes Pillman down off the lock up. Pillman with a go behind as Jones charges in. Jones sends Pillman into the corner forcing a break as he catches Pillman with a back elbow. Pillman ducks another elbow and lands a few chops. Pillman ducks a lariat and nails the dropkick. Garrison tags in, and Varsity Blondes drop Jones and drop Davis with a doubel back bodydrop.

Pillman tags in and invites Jones back in the ring. Pillman locks Jones in an abdominal stretch. Jones escapes as Davis lands a kick to the back on Pillman. Davis tags in and keeps the pressure on Pillman. Davis carries Pillman and slams him to the opposite corner! Jones tags in and lands a big thrust kick off the snapmare from Davis, cover, but Pillman kicks out at two. Jones goes up top and misses the moonsault as Pillman rolls out of the way.

Pillman rolls out of the lariat as Davis and Garrison tag in. Garrison drops Jones outside and hits a big boot on Davis. Big splash in the corner then a spear from Garrison. Varsity Blondes set up Davis for a powerbomb / top rope neckbreaker combo for the win.

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

Brian Cage (w/Hook) vs. Marty Casaus

Casaus and Cage at a stand off early on as Casaus wants a test of strength. Casaus catches Cage with a kick. Cage showing off his agility and catches Casaus with a big dropkick. Cage hits a few shoulder blocks in the corner followed by a chop. Casaus fighting off Cage’s attacks in the corner and lands some clubbing blows.

Casaus vaults off the corner and ducks some strikes, but Cage catches him and nails the Death Valley Driver and asks, “Who better?” Cage hits an uppercut in the corner followed up by a hammer throw. Cage hits a spinning heel kick, another uppercut, Gamengiri then a German Suplex, cover, but Casaus kicks out.

Casaus with a few body shots, but Cage drops him with a boot. Casaus fights out of the fireman’s carry, and he hits a northern lights suplex, bridge, but Cage kicks out. Casaus with a few lariat then a Samoan Drop and a dropkick. Cage rolls outside. Casaus nails the plancha!

Casaus hits a full nelson slam, cover, but Cage kicks out at two. Casaus firing in elbows on Cage as he wrenches Cage’s neck. Casaus grabbing Cage’s jaw, but Cage fights out of it and fires in a series of kicks followed up by a discus lariat. Cage answers the questions of “who better” by saying “nobody” as he hits the Drill Claw for the win as Taz sends a warning to Hangman Adam Page.

Winner: Brian Cage

– Matt Hardy and the HFO are backstage saying that the HFO are ready “to kick the Dark Order’s ass.” He also says, “they only win when they have the numbers.” Bunny is not happy with what happened to Butcher. Hardy says he would have beaten Darby Allin if it wasn’t for Dark Order. He says his kids are smarter than Dark Order, and HFO will keep kicking Dark Order’s ass until they leave AEW and embarrass them.

Renee Michelle vs. Leyla Hirsch

Michelle taking her time to get in the ring before the match. The bell rings as Hirsch gets a quick takedown and cover for a one count. Hirsch working a waistlock into an armbar. Michelle bounces off the ropes and misses a splash. Hirsch applies the armbar, but Michelle reaches the ropes to force the break.

Hirsch charges in but meets a shoulder tackle. Michelle stomping on Hirsch’s leg as she starts working on Hirsch’s right leg. Sliding dropkick and another dropkick only gives Michelle a two count. Michelle gets an elbow up in the corner and goes for the second-rope moonsault. Hirsch evades. She goes for a jackknife cover and transitions into an armbar, and Michelle taps out.

Winner: Leyla Hirsch

– Jake Roberts joins Excalibur and Taz on commentary

Lance Archer (w/Jake Roberts) vs. Jake St. Patrick

St. Patrick hits a dropkick to catch Archer off guard. Roberts isn’t pleased as Archer catches St. Patrick and hits a chokeslam. Bell rings as Archer lands heavy chops on St. Patrick in each corner. Archer sends St. Patrick flying with a suplex. Roberts talks about Archer’s relationship with Sting as Archer drops St. Patrick with a right hand and a series of bodyslams.

Roberts says, “Just because he’s smiling doesn’t mean he’s happy.” Archer tries to go for a chokeslam, but St. Patrick counters but eats a punch. St. Patrick hitting a series of kicks then a dropkick sending Archer to the corner. St. Patrick ducks a lariat and tries for a second-rope moonsault but Archer kicks him right in the face! Archer hits a Hellacoaster for the win.

Winner: Lance Archer

– Dark Order are backstage as Evil Uno notes HFO are a thorn in the side. Uno puts over himself, Stu Grayson and 10 saying HFO aren’t going up against any three members of Dark. “Gentlemen, we will be victorious because we are Dark Order.”

Diamante vs. Raychell Rose

Diamante applies a wrist lock as Rose counters a chinlock into a hammerlock. Diamante rises up as the two trade holds. Rose reverses the head scissors and rises up as Diamante hits her as Rose celebrates. Diamante hits a shoulder tackle. Rose counters a Russian Leg Sweep. Diamante counters a thrust kick, lands a strike and then hits a Russian Leg Sweep.

Big running dropkick in the corner. Diamante follows up with another corner dropkick. Diamante then hits a double stomp on the back of Rose for a two count. Rose hits a flurry of strikes. Diamante catches Rose in a casadora Stunner. Diamante hits Code Red for the win.

Winner: Diamante

Lee Johnson vs. Will Allday

Johnson and Allday fight for positioning. They go back and forth and show respect. Allday and Johnson trade arm drags. Johnson lands on his feet off the step-up huricanranna. Johnson catches Allday with a dropkick. Allday reverses an Irish Whip with a big elbow. Johnson ducks a lariat and hits a series of his own. Neckbreaker followed up by a kip up from Johnson. Allday charges Johnson into the corner. Moonsault off the corner, cover but Johnson kicks out at two. Allday tries for a huricanranna, but Johnson catches him and hits a buckle bomb. Johnson hits an Ushigoroshi for the win.

Winner: Lee Johnson

– Post-match: In comes QT Marshall from behind! QT beats down Johnson in the corner. QT hits the Diamond Cutter on Johnson as Dustin Rhodes runs in with a bullrope as Dustin stares down The Factory ahead of tomorrow’s trios match.

Penelope Ford (w/Kip Sabian) vs. Ashley D’Amboise

Ford and D’Amboise with a strong lock up to start. Ford easily escapes a side headlock as they talk trash and start getting into a shoving match. Ford with a slap as she catches D’Amboise with a lariat. Ford hangs on D’Amboise on the ropes as she kisses Kip. Taz says, “That’s love.”

D’Amboise escapes the fireman’s carry and rolls up Ford for two. D’Amboise ducks a lariat, leapfrog, but Ford runs her through with a lariat. D’Amboise hits an elbow, but Ford fires in her own back elbows, knee lift and a roundhouse kick. Handspring back elbow in the corner then a handspring cutter from Ford. Ford hits a Fisherman’s Suplex bridge for the win.

Winner: Penelope Ford

Cole Karter vs. Colt Cabana

Cabana quickly slams Karter. They trade wristlocks as Cabana slams Karter again and converses with referee Bryce Remsburg. Cabana slams Karter again off the wristlock. Karter running the ropes as Cabana tells him to slow down as he slams him again. Cabana now running the ropes but stops as Karter tried to leapfrog. Karter hits a dropkick but gets baited into the corner. Cabana hits the Flying Apple. He slams Karter on the opposite corner, and he nails the Superman cover for the win.

Winner: Colt Cabana

KiLynn King vs. Dani Jordyn

Jordyn throws her tiara to the crowd. King and Jordyn going back and forth as King applies the side headlock. Jordyn reverses into her own as King pushes off and lands a big forearm. They trade covers as they lock up in the corner. Jordyn counters an arm drag into a side headlock.

King hits a body shot and sends Jordyn to the corner. They bait each other as King hits a shoulder tackle. Jordyn dodges a knee and slams King on the tope rope. Jordyn goes for a diving crossbody, but King catches her and hits a fallaway slam! King working the count as she continues the punishment on Jordyn.

Jordyn catches King with a kick on the ropes. Pendulum DDT from Jordyn only gives her a two count. Jordyn with a knee as she fires in shots on King. Jordyn with a bulldog then a dropkick, cover, but King kicks out at two. King reveres Jordyn in the corner and lands a heavy chop.

King hits another and goes for one more. Jordyn gets a boot up in the corner. She goes up top and nails the Blockbuster, cover, 1-2-no! King hits some body shots followed up by an elbow and knee strikes. King hits a series of lariat. She blocks shots from Jordyn and hits a roundhouse kick followed up by a German Suplex, cover, but Jordyn kicks out at two. King going for Kingdom Falls, but Jordyn reverses. King blocks a boot and hits Kingdom Falls for the win.

Winner: KiLynn King

Adrian Alanis & Liam Gray vs. SCU (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian)

Daniels and Gray start off the match as Daniels starts working multiple holds. Gray answering in response. Gray bounces off the ropes and hits a shoulder block and hits another. Daniels this time counters with an arm drag, a hip toss then a bodyslam. Alanis runs in and takes a shot at Daniels. Kazarian runs in and takes out Alanis. Suplex / neckbreaker combo from SCU. SCU with a kick, lariat and double stomp sequence.

Kazarian fires in chops at Gray. Big leg lariat from Kazarian only gives him a two count. Kazarian takes out Alanis, but Gray hits a knee on Kazarian then a dropkick on Daniels. Alanis hits a backbreaker as Gray follows up with a neckbreaker. Kazarian fires in chops but runs into a spinebuster but Alanis only gets two.

Gray and Alanis try for a double team move, but Kazarian blocks it and drops them both. Daniels comes in and drops them. Gray eats combo moves. Alanis dropped by Total Domination. SCU hit BME for the win as Cezar Bononi and JD Drake look on from the crowd.

Winners: SCU (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian)

Private Party (Isiah Kassidy & Marq Quen) & The Blade (w/Matt Hardy & The Bunny) vs. Dark Order (Evil Uno, Stu Grayson & 10) (w/ Dark Order)

Blade and 10 get in a pushing match as 10 fires in strikes on Blade. Blade counters 10 in the corner and fires in heavy shots of his own. 10 with a kick off the Irish Whip, and he tries to apply the full nelson as Blade sends him to the corner. Blade distracts Remsburg as Private Party land extra shots. Kassidy flips off a counter from 10, but 10 drops him with a lariat. Grayson and Uno take him out with a corner splash and a boot, but Uno only gets two.

Uno hits a suplex as Grayson tags in. Grayson hits his own suplex as he tags in 10. One more suplex for 10 this time a hanging suplex, cover, but Quen breaks up the pin. 10 isn’t happy as he stares down HFO. Uno tags in as Dark Order are cutting the ring in half keeping the pressure on Kassidy. Quen runs in as Remsburg tried to get Grayson back in his corner and hits Uno with a dropkick. HFO now putting the pressure on Uno.

Kassidy prevents Uno from running into his corner as he lands a flurry of strikes as Quen holds onto Uno. Poetry in Motion from Private Party, cover but Uno kicks out at two. Hardy giving Quen orders as he trades strikes with Uno. Quen with some shoulder tackles as he talks trash to Dark Order. Quen hits some stomps and back elbows. Uno with a big forearm as he tries for a tag. Quen stopping him as he hits more corner strikes.

Quen talking more trash as Uno catches a thrust kick, sends his leg to Remsburg and hits a hanging neckbreaker. Blade gets the tag first and takes out Dark Order and sends Uno outside. Remsburg gives a warning to Hardy as Bunny lands some strikes. Colt directs his attention to Bunny as Remsburg ejects Hardy and Bunny as Taz is not happy that Dark Order get to stay in. Uno tags in Grayson in the chaos as Grayson hits over-head suplexes on Private Party. Uranagi and a middle-rope moonsault on Kassidy only gives Grayson two.

10 tags in a pump kick. Uno is now legal and hits a powerbomb combo, cover, but Blade breaks it up. Grayson tags in, but Kassidy hits a step-up enzuigiri. Private Party go for Silly String, but Grayson blocks it. Powerbomb combo from Blade and Kassidy. Quen hits a 450, cover, but 10 breaks it up. Blade tags in, but backflip kick allows him to tag in 10. Quen gets dropped by a spinebuster. Chaos as everyone takes each other out. Blade going for a powerbomb, but 10 catches him in a full nelson, and Blade taps out.

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