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– Tony Schiavone is backstage with Matt Sydal. Our main event is Sydal vs. Jack Evans, and Sydal says he always stands up for his brother and did so last week for his brother Mike. He says he sees through Evans and Matt Hardy.

– Schiavone and Paul Wight welcome us to another edition of AEW: Dark Elevation as we cut to multiple shots the wrestler crowd. We take it to Justin Roberts for our first match of the night.

Jorel Nelson & Royce Isaacs vs. FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood)

Cash tries to catch Isaacs off guard, but Issacs is ready for it and locks up with Cash. Cash tags in Dax as Nelson runs in and the two teams stare each other down. Dax getting himself going with a few shoulder tackles then a tip toss, but Isaacs responds with an arm drag. Nelson tags in and gets a one count off the tag team offense. Dax with a punch to tag Nelson as he tags in Dax.

Nelson hits a dropkick and tags in Isaacs as they combine for tandem offense and get pumped up. Dax tags in, and FTR hit a double slam on Isaacs. Dax now lighting up Isaacs with chops in the corner followed up by a lariat. Dax locks in an abdominal stretch as he hangs onto Cash behind the referee’s vision. Cash tags in, feints an attack on Nelson and hits a low dropkick as Cash hangs onto him.

Isaacs trying to fight his way out of the corner. Cash prevents a tag out, but Isaacs hits a German suplex! Dax tags in, and Nelson tags as well. Nelson going to work on FTR with two belly-to-back suplexes. Dax catches Nelson with a dragon screw leg whip followed up by a brainbuster. Cash tags in and goes up top to stomp on Nelson’s knee while Dax was holding onto it. Dax locks in a reverses figure-four, and Nelson taps out.

Winners: FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood)

– Schiavone and Wight tease this Saturday’s AEW World Title match between Kenny Omega and Jungle Boy.

– Vickie Guerrero does her routine interruption of Justin Roberts’ in-ring introduction.

Nyla Rose (w/Vickie Guerrero) vs. Delmi Exo

Rose slams Exo down off the lock up. Exo pushes Rose, but Rose responds with a kick to the cut followed up by a crucifix drop. Rose hits the Beast Bomb for the win.

Winner: Nyla Rose

– Max Caster rap highlights: “The Acclaimed, yeah we’re big in the streets. You guys ain’t never won a match, history repeats… Listen to the crowds when live crowds come back. Number one pick like Trevor Lawrence. Hey, that’s corporate synergy.” Baron Black and Tamilian Vineesh are beat up during Caster’s rap.

Baron Black & Tamilian Vineesh vs. The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens & Max Caster)

The Acclaimed go to work on Vineesh as Black remains out after the attack before the match. Vineesh hits a jawbreaker to build some distance. Black and Bowens tag in as Black drops The Acclaimed. Black hits a Manhattan drop then a back elbow.

Black hits Caster with an atomic drop / backstabber combo. Black hits Bowens with a spinning discus then a back suplex for a one count. Caster hanging on Black’s legs. Bowens takes advantage and hits a brainbuster. Vineesh tags himself in and gets dropped with a lariat. The Acclaimed hit the S-4, and Caster hits a Mic Drop for the win.

Winners: The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens & Max Caster)

Bumz R’ Us (Milo Beasley & Ray Beez) vs. Varsity Blonds (Brian Pillman Jr. & Griff Garrison) (w/Juiia Hart)

Bumz R’ Us bum rush Varisty Blondes. Pillman gets taken out as Bumz R’ Us corner Garrison. Bumz R’ Us hits a double corner senton for a one count. Pillman cuts off a moonsault attempt and hits superplex. Garrison follows up with a big boot then a back bodydrop. Varsity Blondes hit an assisted dropkick combo for the win.

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

Renee Michelle vs. Kris Statlander (w/Chuck Taylor, Orange Cassidy & Trent)

Statlander boops referee Bryce Remsburg before locking up with Michelle. Statlander tries to boop Michelle in a side headlock position, but Michelle fights out of it. Statlander hits an arm drag, ducks a kick then rolls Michelle around before finally pinning Michelle for a one count.

Statlander looks for the boop and gets it! Michelle not happy as she hits a spinning heel kick and evades around Statlander and hits a dropkick to the knee then another low dropkick for a two count. Michelle avoids the turnbuckle and hits an upkick but runs into a powerslam.

Statlander sets Michelle up in the corner for a running upperkick then a boot then a German suplex for two. Michelle hits a discus elbow, but Statlander responds with a lariat then a Big Bang Theory for the win.

Winner: Kris Statlander

Post-match: Best Friends, Orange Cassidy and Kris Statlander give the people what they want with a group hug / Rainmaker zoom out!

– Taz is backstage with Powerhouse Hobbs in anticipation for their match on Saturday’s Dynamite. Hobbs says he’ll beat the hell out of it Hangman Adam Page. Taz says Page is dead meat.

Matt Hardy (w/ H.F.O.) vs. Jora Johl

Johl and Hardy lock up into the corner. Hardy offers a clean break, but Hardy takes advantage of the momentary outside interference. Hardy working on Johl’s left arm. Johl reaches the ropes to break the hammerlock. Johl gets sent outside, and Hardy attacks him right away and goes back to the left arm when he enters back in.

Hardy back the hammerlock, but Johl hits a back elbow to escape. Hardy cuts off his momentum, but Johl on fire with a dropkick then a Falcon Arrow for a two count. Johl going up top, but Hardy cuts him off. Hardy setting up Johl up top. Hardy hits a suplexplex and pumps himself up. Hardy mocks Christian Cage with his signature pose and hits an elevated elbow drop. Hardy deletes Johl by hitting a Twist of Fate for the win.

Winner: Matt Hardy

– Post-match: Hardy is given a mic and a chair. He cuts off his music and says that Johl showed him true potential. He says Johl is chasing the American Dream, but his time in the U.S. may be cut short and his dream may be cut short. He says he, “The Kingmaker”, can help him out. He says Johl will have to do all the work from the bottom like sweeping the floor, ironing clothes etc. He says he can make Johl a king and will be in touch.

Kal Herro & Ryzin vs. The Pinnacle (Shawn Spears & Wardlow)

Wardlow and Ryzin start off this tag team bout. Ryzin taunts Wardlow with some shadow boxing. Wardlow drops Ryzin right on his nose. Ryzin isn’t happy about that and hits a back elbow off the waistlock. Wardlow catches a splash attempt. Spears tags himself in as Wardlow biels Ryzin across to his corner.

Herro tags himself in and feeds off the crowd. Spears feints a lock up and grabs control of the wrist. Spears takes off Herro’s gear and tosses it aside. Herro kips up multiple times and reverses wrist control. Ryzin tags in and maintains wrist control.

Spears escapes and trips up Ryzin. He tosses Herro back in and smothers him. Wardlow tells Spears to relax as he tags in. Wardlow hits a one-arm spinebuster on Herro. He hits a corner spear on Ryzin then an elevated corner knee strike knocks out Ryzin, and the ref calls the match.

Winners: The Pinnacle (Shawn Spears & Wardlow)

Powerhouse Hobbs vs. Darian Bengston

Hobbs backs Bengston into the corner, but he tells everyone to relax. Bengston tries to get some shots in but that only angers Hobbs as he throws Bengston into the corner post. He then applies a bow and arrow on Bengston on the corner post. Bengston tries for a body shot, but Hobbs responds with a bodyslam. Hobbs hits Town Business for the win.

Winner: Powerhouse Hobbs

– Post-match: Hobbs looks to go for another Town Business, but he throws Bengston to the corner.

– “Smart” Mark Sterling grabs a mic before the match. He says they have a huge announcement. He says just minutes ago, they signed on with one of the “most, premiere” new agencies. They signed with the Black News Channel. Sterling says his daughter finally has someone she can look up to. This is part of the “Marketing Multiverse”, so they’re taking all the sponsors. Cargill poses to show business why they should sign up with them. Cargill says her catchphrase, “I’m that b**ch.”

Jade Cargill (w/Mark Sterling) vs. Robyn Renegade

Cargill and Renegade talk trash. Cargill counters Renegade’s charge with a Samoan drop. Cargill hits The Jaded for the win.

Winner: Jade Cargill

– Jora Johl is backstage and admits that wrestling Matt Hardy was not what he was expecting. He says Hardy isn’t the same person he grew up idolizing. He says he doesn’t want to accept Hardy’s offer, but he might have to to fulfill his dream.

Eddie Kingston & Penta El Zero Miedo (w/Alex Abrahantes) vs. Fuego Del Sol & Vary Morales

Kingston and Fuego start off this tag match as Kingston maintains early control. Fuego backs Kingston into a corner, but Kingston ducks a chop and hits a few of his own. Fuego counters Kingston in the opposite corner and hits a corner knee. He hits a step-up enzuigiri but runs into a lariat. Morales tags in and hits a top rope dropkick. Penta tags in and elevates Morales to the corner turnbuckle.

He follows up with a thrust kick and smothers Morales in the corner. Penta tags a glove off and hits a huge open-hand chop. Penta working around Morales, but Morales matches him counter for counter until he runs into a boot. Morales responds with a huricanranna as Fuego comes in and hits Kingston with a dropkick then a spinning plancha!

Morales hits a top rope rana on Penta! Kingston slams Fuego to the barricade and then hits an exploder on Morales on the outside. Fuego tries for a tornado DDT, but Kingston pushes him off and hits a flatliner. Penta hits a thrust kick from behind and snaps Fuego’s arm for the win.

Winners: Eddie Kingston & Penta El Zero Miedo

Cezar Bononi (w/JD Drake, Peter Avalon & Ryan Nemeth) vs. Jungle Boy (w/Luchasaurus & Marko Stunt)

Jungle Boy starts off quick with a shotgun dropkick. Jungle Boy using his speed to avoid Bononi’s strikes. Jungle Boy tries for a springboard arm drag, but Bononi blocks it. Jungle Boy continues to use his speed, but Avalon grabs onto Jungle Boy’s legs causing a stand off on the outside. Bononi slams Jungle Boy onto the side apron. Bononi going to work on Jungle Boy. Jungle Boy avoids a hip toss, but Bononi responds with a lariat for a two count.

Bononi hits a strong elbow strike, and then he wrenches Jungle Boy on the ropes. Bononi cranks Jungle Boy’s neck. Jungle Boy trying to fight out of it, but Bononi continues to work the chinlock. Jungle Boy rising up, but Bononi slams him down. Bononi picks up Jungle Boy and just tosses him aside. Bononi hits a strike in the corner and pumps himself up.

He tries for another, but Jungle Boy gets a boot up and goes on a flurry. A dropkick sends Bononi outside, and Jungle Boy lands the tope suicida! Jungle Boy hits a shoulder tackle and launches in with a tornado DDT for a two count. Bononi tries to shake off the DDT, but Jungle Boy hits some leg kicks. Bononi responds with a double-arm slam, cover, 1-2-no!

Bononi tries for a torture rack, but Jungle Boy escapes. Bononi counters the casadora into a reverse neckbreaker, cover, 1-2-no! Bononi not accepting the result as Jungle Boy can barely stand up. Jungle Boy bounces off the ropes and hits a lariat. He locks in the Snare Trap, but Ryan Nemeth distracts Jungle Boy. Jurassic Express take out The Wingmen. Jungle Boy hits a thrust kick on the head, then on the knee and then he hits a sliding lariat on the back of Bononi’s head for the win.

Winner: Jungle Boy

Jack Evans (w/Angelico & Matt Hardy) vs. Matt Sydal (w/Mike Sydal)

Evans and Sydal go face-to-face as they go back and forth matching each other move for move. Evans catches Sydal with a dropkick off the leap frog attempt from Sydal. Sydal avoids the handspring back elbow and goes to work on Evans. Sydal hits a chop in the corner then a leg kick. Sydal hits a back elbow in the opposite corner, goes for a cover and gets a two count.

Sydal applies a bow and arrow. He then transitions into a stomp then a standing Mariposa on Evans’ back for a two count. Evans and Sydal going face-to-face again. Sydal responds to a strike with a leg kick. Evans takes advantage of the distraction from Angelico to hits a spin wheel kick. Evans hits his own standing Mariposa for a two count. Sydal catches Evans with an drag.

He rolls up Evans for a two count. Evans tackles Sydal and hits a few strikes before throwing him outside. Evans follows him out and hits a jumping Rider kick. Evans then slams Sydal onto the corner post as he manipulate the count. He sends Sydal back in and continues the pressure on him. Sydal hits a few knee strikes into a Russian leg sweep for a two count.

Evans putting more pressure on Sydal. Angelico takes advantage with a distracted referee. Evans tries for a sliding dropkick, but he hits Angelico instead. Sydal hits a few kicks, but Evans gouges Sydal’s eyes. Sydal hits a leg lariat in responds then a high knee. Sydal with a boot then a Michinoku Driver for a two count. Sydal charges in the corner and hits a knee strike. Sydal applies a crossface clutch.

Evans escapes the submission and counters the Lightning Spiral. He hits a Michinoku Driver for a two count. Evans going up top. He misses the 450, and Sydal hits a half Lightning Spiral for two. Evans rolls up Evans for two. Sydal catches Evans with a leaping knee strike into a high kick. Sydal hits the Lightning Spiral for the win.

Winner: Matt Sydal

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