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– Cold open with Santana and Ortiz. Ortiz notes that Nov. 2020 was when their last tag team championship match, and that’s dangerous. Santana says it’s dangerous because they’ve grown hungrier. Their road back to the tag team titles starts tonight. Ortiz says their goal is to face “the best! The best! The best!”

– Tony Schiavone and Paul Wight welcome us to another episode of Dark: Elevation.

Jade Cargill w/ Smart Mark Sterling vs. Rache Chanel

Cargill tells Chanel to come step up. Chanel does so, but Cargill drops her. Cargill then shakes off a waistlock. Cargill follows up with a pop-up Samoan Drop. Chanel then runs into a pump kick. Cargill hits the Jaded for the win.

Winner: Jade Cargill

– Post-match: Sterling says AEW is not exploiting Cargill anymore. He says Cargill doesn’t need a manager but representation. Sterling says they plan on renegotiating Cargill’s contract. Cargill says her catchphrase, “I’m that b**ch!”

Liam Gray & Adrian Alanis vs. Santana & Ortiz

Santana and Alanis start this tag match off. The crowd gets going for Santana as he initiates a lock up. Alanis and Santana going back and forth as Santana drops Alanis with a takedown and flexes. Santana then hits a shoulder block and follows up with a dropkick, cover but only a one count. Ortiz tags in, but Alanis tries to fight out of the corner. Santana drops Alanis face first on the turnbuckle, and Ortiz hits a DDT, cover, but Alanis gets a foot on the rope.

Alanis crawls over to tag in Gray, but Ortiz goes to work on him with a series of arm drags then a shotgun dropkick for a two count. He follows up with a bodyslam but misses the senton. Santana and Alanis tag in. Santana hits a back elbow on Gray then a flurry of strikes on Alanis. Gamengiri on Gray then a German Suplex on Alanis, cover but Gray breaks it up. Santana dumps Gray outside. Ortiz blind tags in and Santana goes over the top as Santana and Ortiz hit a double reverse exploder, then Ortiz hits a powerbomb, lifts Alanis up for a Santana superkick into another powerbomb for the win.

Winners: Santana & Ortiz

– Dark Order are backstage as Evil Uno hypes up his TNT Title match and is excited to bring back the TNT Title to the Dark Order. He chops Colt Cabana and John Silver. He says Miro is “no Evil Uno” as he chops Cabana again.

– Ethan Page joins commentary.

Scorpio Sky vs. Trevor Read

Sky mocking Read early on. Sky then gets the upper hand on Read and applies a side headlock. Sky then drops Read with a shoulder tackle. Read tries for a drop toe hold, but Sky dodges it but runs into an arm drag takedown. Read ducks a chop and hits one of his own. Read tries to go over the top, but Sky intercepts him with an axehandle.

He then rakes Read with a foot split. Sky hits a backbreaker and applies a chinlock. Sky and Read trade strikes. Read with a roll up but a one count. Read hits an inverted atomic drop. Read taking in the crowd, but Sky catches a boot and hits a Dragon Screw. Sky applies the heel hook, and Read taps out.

Winner: Scorpio Sky

– Varsity Blondes and Julia Hart are backstage. Brian Pillman Jr. says even though they lost, they’re looking to get back on track for another chance at the tag team titles. Griff Garrison says he’s got his own wingman and wing woman with him. Hart hypes up her accolade as a two-time national champion as they all chant “varsity! Varsity!”

– Taz is now on commentary.

Brian Cage & Powerhouse Hobbs w/ Hook & Ricky Starks vs. Trevor Aeon and Kendall Blake

Hobbs dominant to start with multiple bodyslams. Hobbs stops his run of bodyslams making the crowd unhappy. Cage tags in and carries around his opponent. He allows a tag out and hits a big Death Valley Driver. He hits his corner combo. Hobbs prevents an interference. Cage hits a discus lariat then a Drill Claw for the win.

Winners: Brian Cage & Powerhouse Hobbs

Evil Uno w/ -1 vs. Danny Limelight

Limelight off to a fast start as he dances after a dropkick. Uno bounces off Limelight and hits a shoulder block. He follows with an atomic drop then a dropkick. Limelight with a quick armdrag counter and hits a twisting plancha on the outside! Uno walks away from Limelight’s top rope move.

Uno and Limelight now trading strikes. Uno now hitting some big chops. He follows up with an back elbow in the corner. Limelight and Uno back to trading strikes. Limelight walking the ropes and hits a blockbuster, cover, but Uno kicks out at two as Limelight is bleeding from the mouth.

Limelight tries for a few kicks, but Uno invites more strikes as he hands the ref Limelight’s leg to set up for a neckbreker. Uno hits a lariat then a brainbuster, cover, but Limelight kicks out at two. Limelight unable to stand to his feet, but he catches Uno in a roll up, but Uno kicks out at two. Limelight hits an enzuigiri. Limelight with a double springboard, but Uno pushes off, stomps on Limelight’s hands and hits Something Evil for the win.

Winner: Evil Uno

– Diamante is backstage as she’s excited for her matchup. She says she’s going to tear Hikaru Shida apart so bad people will forget she was ever AEW Women’s Champion.

– Scorpio Sky is on commentary.

Mike Sydal vs. Ethan Page

Page catches Sydal with a kick to the midsection and starts going on the offensive early on. Sydal flips over the corner and gets his offense going. He hits an enzuigiri for a one count. Sydal tags Page and tries to springboard in, but Page cuts him off and hits a modified backbreaker. Page mocks Sydal and poses for the camera. Page hits another backbreaker for a one count. Page now applying a waistlock. Sydal tries to escape, but Page now transitions into a bear hug.

Sydal escapes and gets an elbow up in the corner. Page sends Sydal back into the corner and then runs him over. Page hits a chop and sets Sydal up top. Page trying for a superplex, but Sydal headbutts his way out. He cartwheels on the ropes, splits and hits a tijeras sending Page outside. Sydal hits the tope suicida! Sydal going up top and hits the meteora for a two count. Page lifts up Sydal and drops him. Page going for Ego’s Edge, but Sydal gets out and hits a superkick. Page gets the knees up on the standing moonsault, and he hits the Ego’s Edge for the win.

Winner: Ethan Page

– Caster rap highlights: “Hide your wives, hide your daughters. It’s the two least popular guys in Dark Order… Ain’t nobody laughing when we beat that ass.” Caster also made a John Cena reference when mentioning Wipe Out promoting “corporate synergy”.

The Acclaimed (Max Caster & Anthony Bowens) vs. Alex Reynolds and Alan “5” Angels

Bowens and Reynolds start this match off as Bowens gets an early advantage. Reynolds hits a series of back elbows. 5 and Caster then tag in as Caster tries to absorb 5’s hamstring kicks but is unable to. 5 hits some elevated punches in the corner. Caster tries for a powerbomb, but 5 counters into a huricanranna. 5 flips over the corner and hits a series of kicks. Reynolds tags in and throws out Bowens. Reynolds and 5 hit stereo tope suicidas on The Acclaimed!

Reynolds hits an elbow on Caster. The ref checks on Caster as Bowens drops Reynolds on the side apron. Caster hits a back suplex for a two count. Bowens tags in and goes to work on Reynolds. Bowens prevents Reynolds from tagging out and hits a suplex. Caster tags in and tries to slingshot Bowens on Reynolds. Reynolds counters and fights off The Acclaimed. Bowens gets a tag but can’t prevent the tag out. 5 on fire with a series of lariat on Bowens.

He hits a step-up enzuigiri on Bowens setting up Bowens for a It’s Gonna Suck. 5 hits a standing Sliced Bread for two. Reynolds tags in and hits a pop-up knee then 5 hits a spinning kick. Caster cuts off Reynolds and catches 5’s tope suicida and sends him to the side aprong. Caster picks up the boom box. The ref stops him. Bowens tries to show a chain attack by tossing it to Reynolds. 5 hits a top rope crossbody, cover, but Reynolds only gets two. The ref is distracted again allowing Caster to hit the boom box shot for the win.

Winners: The Acclaimed (Max Caster & Anthony Bowens)

Queen Aminata vs. Kris Statlander w/ Best Friends and Orange Cassidy

Statlander tries to boop Aminata, but Aminata isn’t having it. They fight for an arm lock as Statlander boops Aminata. Statlander with an O’Connor Roll for a two count. Aminata back on the offensive. Statlander and Aminata fight for a suplex, and Statlander wins the battle. Aminata baits Statlander in the corner and throws her face first. She hits a hip attack and celebrates in front of Statlander.

Statlander with a counter with a running knee then a Michinoku Driver for a two count. Aminata catches Statlander with a roll up for two. She hits a thrust kick then a flatliner DDT for two. Aminata mocking Statlander. Statlander fighting back with a flurry of strikes. Statlander spins Aminata around for the Big Bang Theory for the win.

Winner: Kris Statlander

– Post-match: The group give everyone what they want with a group hug Rainmaker zoom out.

JD Drake and Ryan Nemeth w/ The Wingmen vs. Varsity Blonds (Brian Pillman Jr. & Griff Garrison) w/ Julia Hart

Nemeth and Pillman start this match off as Nemeth gets a takedown and smacks Pillman’s butt and celebrates for the crowd. Pillman catches Nemeth with a takedown making him angry. Pillman hits a shoulder tackle and hits an arm drag takedown. Garrison tags in and continues the work on the arm as Varsity Blondes are in full control. They hits a neckbreaker / leg drop combo for a one count. Pillman hits a series of chops as Nemeth trips over Pillman.

Hart is getting the crowd going as Nemeth breaks Hart’s sign. Pillman dives in with a dropkick as Hart does a backflip. Drake trips up Pillman and hits his pop-up forearm as the ref was checking on Nemeth. Nemeth now hitting a flurry of punches. He then follows with a hammer throw as he shakes his hips setting up for the corner spear. Drake tags in and hits a series of chops of his own. Pillman trying to get himself fired up, but Drake knocks him down.

Drake hits a bodyslam as he and Nemeth hit stereo drop punches. Pillman breaks free and tags in Garrison. Garrison goes to work on Nemeth and Drake. Garrison hits a corner splash on Nemeth and on Drake. Nemeth dropped outside as Drake is dropped with a boot. Garrison hits a Michinoku Driver for two. Pillan tags in, and Varsity Blondes hit their dropkick / spinebuster combo. Nemeth breaks up the pin and drops Garrison with a dropkick.

Nemeth hits a Rude Awakening, and Drake hits a moonsault, cover, but Garrison breaks it up. Varsity Blondes each hit an elbow strike on Drake, and Pillman hits a flying lariat for the win.

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

Hikaru Shida vs. Diamante

Shida is now sporting a new shorter hair look as they lock up right away with Shida sending Diamante to the ropes. Diamante pushes off and catches Shida with a kick feinting a test of strength. Shida maintains wrist control as they trade kicks. Shida throws Diamante to the corner and hits a running knee. Diamante gets a knee up in the corner. Shida tries to elevate over Diamante, but Diamante counters into a backstabber.

Diamante stomping on Shida in the corner. Diamante now hitting a flurry of strikes as she mocks Shida and goes back to stomps. Diamante hits a body slam then a fish dive for a two count. Shida sends Diamante outside and hits a flurry of forearms. Shida sends Diamante head first on the turnbuckle then sets her up for a running knee strike on the outside. Shida going for a superplex, but Diaamnte fights out of it and drags Shida’s knee on the ropes. Shida in the tree of woe as Diamante hits a corner dropkick, cover but only a two count.

Shida and Diamante going counter for counter. Shida hits a step-up enzuigiri, but Diamante catches Shida with a spinning heel kick then a Standing Sliced Bread, cover 1-2-no! Shida blocks Code Red and hits a few forearms. Shida hits a running knee then a Falcoln Arrow for a two count. Diamante counters the Tamashii into a DDT for a two count. Shida ducks under a German Suplex for a roll up and then hits a flurry of strikes after the kick out. Shida hits the Katana for the win.

Winner: Hikaru Shida