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David Ali vs. Lee Johnson

Ali and Johnson go back and forth feeling each other out. Johnson locks in a side headlock takeover, but Ali rises to the corner, and Johnson offers a clean break. Johnson knocks Ali down with a shoulder block, and Ali kips up. Ali whips Johnson down after a handshake and hits a strong kick to the back. Johnson responds with a dropkick after bouncing off the ropes. Johnson elevates off the corner and trades standing switches with Ali.

Ali shakes Johnson off sending him outside. Johnson counters a punch and springboards in and meets an elbow, cover, but Johnson kicks out at two. Ali hitting some leg kicks. Johnson escapes a double underhook and hits a flurry of punches, but Ali counters with his own strikes and hits a butterfly suplex. He follows with an uppercut then a Michinoku Driver for a two count. Ali with a ripcord elbow, but Johnson comes running in with a series of lariat then a neckbreaker.

Ali escapes a Blue Thunder Bomb attempt and hits a few punches, but Johnson counters. Johnson hits a thrust kick off a Ali springboard attempt. Johnson hits a kneecap brainbuster for the win.

Winner: Lee Johnson

– Tony Schiavone and Paul Wight hype up Britt Baker vs. Hikaru Shida at Double or Nothing. They also hype up this Wednesday’s Dynamite featuring Jon Moxley vs. Yuji Nagata as we go to our next match.

Eddie Kingston vs. VSK

Kingston brutalizing VSK early on. Kingston looking to keep the pressure as he tries to apply a chin lock, but he clubs VSK instead. Kingston hits a stalling suplex. VSK avoids Kingston in the corner and hits a pump kick in the corner. VSK counters Kingston’s strikes with an enzuigiri and follows with an Ushigoroshi. VSK hits a series of uppercuts, but Kingston is still standing and knocks VSK after a few chops.

Kingston misses the Backfist to the Future, and VSK hits a backstabber. VSK going up top and misses the frog splash. Kingston rolls up VSK for the win.

Winner: Eddie Kingston

Ethan Page & Scorpio Sky vs. Baron Black & Fuego Del Sol

Sky and Black start off this matchup. Sky rocking Black in the corner. Sky knocks Black down with a shoulder block. Black responds with a reverse atomic drop then a chop. Ref is distracted so Page gets the foot up on the whip from Sky, and Sky keeps the pressure on Black as he tags in Page. Page fires in a flurry of stomps in the corner as he talks trash to Fuego allowing Sky to get an extra shot in. Sky belittling Black as he tags in and split stomps on Black.

Black fighting back with chops, but Sky hits a knee lift. Black escapes a fireman’s carry and rolls up Sky. Sky kicks out allowing Black to reach his corner and tag in Fuego. Fuego on fire as he hits a moonsault on Page and Sky! Page dodges the tornado DDT and hits the Ego’s Edge on Fuego for the win.

Winners: Ethan Page & Scorpio Sky

– “AEW Showcase” is back with Danny Limelight. Paul Wight asks Limelight when he got interested in pro wrestling. He said he was interested in 1997 and said he fell in love with the storytelling. Wight notes he and Limelight met during a WWE tour in the Middle East while Limelight was in the military. Limelight talks about why he joined the military. Limelight says his pro wrestling training began in 2014 while he was in the Marines.

Limelight talks more about his pro wrestling journey. Limelight says he left the Marine Corps in 2019 and went straight into pro wrestling. He was in a movie with John Morrison. He got a tryout with NJPW, but the pandemic hit before getting any real answer. He talks about being with AEW and getting to wrestle on national television and his desire to be an innovative talent and inspire young kids, fellow veterans and his daughter.

Renee Michelle vs. Thunder Rosa

Rosa catches Michelle in a half crab. She gets a quick pin but maintains an arm lock after the kick out. Rosa and Michelle trade holds as Michelle applies a hammerlock and bridges. Rosa escapes and applies a double wristlock. Michelle reaches the ropes as Rose whips her and hits a series of arm drags followed up by a dropkick, cover but only a two count. Rosa tags Michelle with a chop and calls for one more and hits it.

Michelle ducks a clothesline and hits a series of strikes, cover but only a one count. Michelle smashes Rosa’s face on the mat, but Rosa responds with a body shot. Rosa sends Michelle to the corner, hits an uppercut and whips Michelle to the corner. Michelle counters Rosa with an upkick. Michelle applies an Octopus Hold off the ropes, but Rosa slams Michelle down to escape. Rosa with a running lariat int he corner followed up by a double knee strike then a corner dropkick.

Rosa hits a butterfly suplex for a two count. Michelle escapes the Fire Thunder Driver for a roll up into a German Suplex for a two count. Rosa with a knee strike then a running boot. Rosa chokes out Michelle, and Michelle quickly taps out.

Winner: Thunder Rosa

– Eddie Kingston in backstage saying that his next match isn’t on his mind. What’s getting on Kingston’s mind is The Young Bucks. “I suffered with them.” He talks about how The Young Bucks are now EVPs and criticizes The Bucks for aligning with Kenny Omega and Don Callis because it was too hard to do what they wanted to do. He says Callis stands for everything they’re against. He says The Bucks disrespected the fans and the company. “You’re gonna treat this company like a joke? Then you’re gonna have to rip my heart out” as he takes his shirt off. “Try it.”

Chuck Taylor (w/Kris Statlander, Orange Cassidy & Trent) vs. Vary Morales

Taylor and Morales and go and forth as Taylor snapmares Morales and offers a clean break as he wipes off the sweat on his hands on Orange Cassidy. Morales applies a hammerlock, but Taylor escapes and hits a suplex. He follows up in the corner and sets up Morales with another suplex. Morales applies his own hammerlock, but Morales escapes with a series of arm drags then a tijeras sending Taylor outside. Morales hits a top rope rolling senton! Morales charges in the corner but meets a big knee. Taylor hits the Awful Waffle for the win.

Winner: Chuck Taylor.

Post-match: Trent and Statlander put Morales’ gear on Taylor. The group give the people what they want!

Leyla Hirsch vs. Dani Jordyn

Jordyn talking trash to the crowd mocking their “Leyla” chants. Leyla with a quick takedown and pin as she maintains an arm lock. Jordyn counters as they go back and forth. Jordyn counters a suplex with an uppercut, dropkick, suplex combo but only a one count. Jordyn with another counter into another running uppercut for a two count.

Leyla ducks a kick and hits a German Suplex then a thrust kick for a two count. Jordyn counters an Olympic Slam as she trades forearms with Leyla. Leyla bounces off the ropes and catches Jordyn with the cross armbreaker, and Jordyn taps out.

Winner: Leyla Hirsch

– Dasha Gonzalez is with Scorpio Sky and Ethan Page. Dasha asks how they’re able to get win after win. Sky notes how you can’t get win after win with a guy like Page. Page and Sky trade compliments and trash talk their opponents from tonight. Page and Sky then mock Darby Allin and Sting. Page wishes Allin luck if he’s able to make his TNT Title match against Miro this Wednesday as Sky notes, “We’ll be watching.”

Matt Sydal vs. Manny Smith

Sydal and Smith are jawing at each other. Sydal maintaining a side headlock as Smith applies one of his own. Sydal counters with a chinlock. Sydal keeping the pressure on Smith as he applies a hammerlock and snapmares Smith and hits a kick to Smith’s back. Sydal going for a bow and arrow and gets it.

Sydal then rolls through and hits a stomp. Smith with a few body shots. Smith ducks a lariat and hits a flying shoulder block. Smith says, “It’s over now,” but Sydal says other wise and hits a combination of strikes and finishes with a knee to the back of Smith’s head. He follows with the Lightning Spiral for the win.

Winner: Matt Sydal

Jade Cargill vs. Reka Tehaka

Cargill with a knee strike off the quick lock up. Tehaka responds with a few forearms then a headbutt. Cargill with a pop-up Samoan Drop in response. Tehaka with a few body shots, but she misses a pump kick, and Cargill hits a boot. She finishes Tehaka with The Jaded for the win.

Winner: Jade Cargill

– Post-match: Mark Sterling is back! Sterling offers free advice to Cargill. He notes he represented MJF and made him on the highest-paid athletes in AEW and offers his services to Cargill. Sterling notes there is more money on Dynamite. He wants 30 minutes of Cargill’s time as she walks with him to the back after taking his card.

Marq Quen & Matt Hardy (w/Isiah Kassidy) vs. Dean Alexander & Dillon McQueen

Quen (in street clothes) and McQueen start this off. Quen opts to tag in Hardy who talks trash to McQueen distracting him allowing Quen to attack him and for Hardy to drop Alexander. Hardy hits a Side Effect and then sets up McQueen on the ropes and hits a few elbows at his back. Quen tags in and hits a splash. Quen showing up McQueen mocking him. McQueen fighting back. Quen escapes a side headlock and hits a dropkick.

Kassidy shows off his watches as Hardy tags in and hits an elbow off the second rope. Hardy with a few corner shoulder tackles. McQueen gets an elbow up, but Hardy catches him with a Sleeper. McQueen counters with a jawbreaker. Quen tags in to prevent the tag out, but Alexander tags in and hits a flurry of punches. Hardy catches Alexander from behind when the ref wasn’t looking as Quen hits an enzuigiri.

Hardy drops McQueen before he tags in. Hardy uses his himself as a launch pad to let Quen dropkick Alexander in the corner. Quen hits a cannonball senton on McQueen and Alexander! Quen sends Alexander back in the ring, and Hardy wins with The Leech.

Winner: Marq Quen and Matt Hardy

Dr. Britt Baker DMD (w/Rebel) vs. Raychell Rose

Rose with a quick side headlock, but Baker escapes and counters with her own along with a takedown. Rose with a head scissors then her own side headlock takeover. Baker with her own head scissors, but Rose bridges out and baits in Baker. Baker whips Rose into the ropes and slams her down. Fisherman’s neckbreaker from Baker. Baker stomping on Rose as she hits a curb stomp for the win.

Winner: Dr. Britt Baker DMD

Tay Conti vs. Madi Wrenkowski

Wrenkowski rejects a kind fist bump as Conti takes down Wrenkowski and applies a leg lock. Wrenkowski reaches the ropes and hits a forearm off the break. Conti goes over and applies an arm lock. Ankle trip from Wrenkowski as she goes over the top in the corner and hits a Stunner on the ropes then a scissor kick as Conti was hanging on the ropes. Elbow drop gets her a two count as Wrenkowski keeps up the pressure.

Conti trying to fight back with back elbows, but Wrenkowski whips her into the corner. Conti bounces off and hits a series of lariats then a series of judo throws. Conti hits a German Suplex then a series of pump kicks in the corner. Conti lays Wrenkowski on the top and sentons on her back! Wrenkowski baits Conti in the corner and slams her face into the second turnbuckle and hits an X-Factor for two. Conti picks up Wrenkowski and slams her on her knee, pump kick then a DD-Tay for the win.

Winner: Tay Conti

– Alex Marvez is backstage with Thunder Rosa. Rosa calls her new submission move the “Talavera Choke” and talks about using more of her MMA background. Marvez notes Rosa beat Baker in the Lights Out match, but Baker is getting a title shot. Rosa notes the match was unsanctioned and reluctantly congratulates Baker on her title shot. She says she will go after whoever wins at Double or Nothing. Rosa says she’s ready for Serena Deeb and looks to be a double champion by winning back the NWA World Women’s Title.

Chaos Project (Luther & Serpentico) vs. Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy & Marko Stunt)

Jungle Boy and Luther start things off as Luther tells everyone to shut up as they were singing Jungle Boy’s theme song. Luther knocks down Jungle Boy. Blind tags made on both sides as Marko hits an enzuigiri on Luther and Serpentico is hit with an assisted splash. Serpentico knocks Marko down with a series of shoulder blocks. Marko trips Serpentico and goes under him with an arm drag then a springboard splash.

Head scissors sends Serpentico to the corner and Marko hits a dropkick. Marko springboards in with a cutter. Jungle Boy tags in and a reverse atomic drop / dropkick combo followed by a victory roll pin for two. Marko tags in and hits a leg drop off an assist from Jungle Boy. Luther distracts Marko allowing Serpentico to hit a Falcon Arrow. Luther tags in as Marko avoids a lariat and hits a few dropkicks. Luther counters a head scissors and hits a buckle bomb.

Serpentico tags in and is used as a battering ram and Serpentico counters Luther’s whip and whips Luther into Marko, cover but only a two count. Serpentico with a front slam for two. Luther tags in and hits a body slam and tags back in Serpentico who is body slammed onto Marko. Luther then drop toeholds Serpentico onto Marko for a one count. Luther tags in and throws Marko out and takes a shot at Jungle Boy.

Serpentico whips Marko into the barricade but gets elevated into the concrete. Marko with a hangman on Luther. He tries for a sunset flip, but Luther picks him up by the hair for a belly-to-belly for two. Serpentico tags in and instructs him to go up top. Luther slams Serpentico down as Marko rolls out of the way. Marko flips over a suplex and ducks a lariat and tags in Jungle Boy. Jungle Boy firing in strikes at Serpentico and then takes out Luther.

Jungle Boy avoids a roll up and hits a suplex, cover, but Luther breaks it up. Luther Bomb on Jungle Boy as Marko sends Luther outside. Marko with a splash on Luther. Serpentico with a senton atomico, cover 1-2-no! Jungle Boy with a kick in the corner then a back elbow. Marko tags in as Jurassic Express hit a double team neckbreaker for the win.

Winners: Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy & Marko Stunt)

– Baker and Rebel are backstage and says she spends more time lacing up her boots than in matches. She talks about her upcoming title match against Shida at Double or Nothing. “Shida later.”

Alex Reynolds (w/John Silver & Colt Cabana) vs. Isiah Kassidy (w/Marq Quen & Matt Hardy)

Kassidy (in street clothes) takes a shot at Reynolds after a call for a break in the corner. Reynolds hits a back elbow and follows with a snap suplex for a two count. Reynolds with a drop toehold off a kick from Kassidy. He hits a running boot from the outside. Reynolds nails a crossbody. Kassidy counters Reynolds in the corner and pushes him outside allowing Quen and Hardy to get extra shots in while the ref is distracted.

Kassidy slams Reynolds on the barricade and sends him back in. He hits a springboards off with a senton. Reynolds fires back with forearms from the corner. He gets a boot up and baits Kassidy in the corner, but Kassidy gets a boot up and sends Reynolds outside. Kassidy suplexes Reynolds onto the barricade as Kassidy rolls back in and gives a thumbs up. Reynolds beats the ten count, cover but only a one count, and Reynolds turns it around for a cover for two.

Kassidy stretches out Reynolds, but Reynolds rises up and slams Kassidy in the corner. Kassidy sends Reynolds into the corner. Reynolds with a back elbow followed up by more strikes. Reynolds moves out of the corner and hits a running elbow / flying elbow / dropkick combo. He kips up but favors the back. Reynolds with a suplex for a two count. Reynolds can’t get the fireman’s carry. He gets it, but Kassidy fights out and hits an enzuigiri then a backbreaker for a two count.

Kassidy going for a top rope legdrop but misses. Reynolds rolls up Kassidy, but Kassidy kicks out. Hardy trips up Reynolds, and Kassidy gets an inside cradle for two. Kassidy takes off his belt as Dark Order confront Hardy and Quen. Reynolds rolls up Kassidy for the win.

Winner: Alex Reynolds

Post-match: Kassidy takes out Reynolds with his belt. Silver gets put into a sleeper. Private Party hold back Silver as Hardy locks in The Leech on Reynolds as Silver can only watch. Hardy gets in Silver’s face and talks trash.

Jon Moxley vs. Danny Limelight

Limelight and Moxley trade holds to start off as they feel each other out. Limelight with an arm drag then a dropkick. Limelight talks trash as Moxley is fuming. Moxley with a snapmare takeover into a kick to the back and Mox does a dance of his own. He follows with a suplex for a one count. Moxley with finger manipulation into a Fujiwara armbar into a nose rake in a STF position. Mox fires in a few kicks as he gets in Limelight’s face.

Limelight catches a kick and hits a forearm, but Mox absorbs it and trades strikes with Limelight. Mox getting the better of the exchange and knocks him with a lariat. Mox sets up Limelight on the top rope and rakes his back. Limelight sends Mox away and hits a double knee strike off the springboard! Limelight charges in the corner, ducks a lariat and hits a pump kick. Mox and Limelight back to trading strikes. Moix again getting the better of the exchange, but Limelight dodges a pump kick and goes for hamstring kicks then a jumping knee that sends Mox outside into a twisting dive!

Mox sent back inside, but Mox goes for a German Suplex. Limelight flips over and hits an enzuigiri. He goes up top and hits a Blockbuster, cover but only a two count. Mox quickly catches Limelight in a rear-naked choke. Limelight escapes and catches Mox with a high knee as Mox was going up top. Limelight meets him up as Mox bites his nose. Mox hits a Paradigm Shift from middle turnbuckle for the win!

Winner: Jon Moxley

– Mox signals to his Dynamite opponent Yuji Nagata as Schiavone promotes their IWGP U.S. Title match this Wednesday as that concludes another week of Dark: Elevation.