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– Cold open with Dustin Rhodes backstage as he addresses his opponent tonight, Aaron Solow. He says Solow has chosen the wrong side in The Factory. “You step into my backyard. The home of The Natural Dustin Rhodes. The home of the Texas Longhorns. The home of me kicking your ass.” Rhodes tells Solow to be ready tonight. “You’re going to school son.”

– Excalibur and Taz welcome us to Dark. They hype up tonight’s card and send it to Justin Roberts to kick off this seven-match card.

The Blade vs. Ryan Mantell

Blade with a quick kick to the mid-section. He drags Mantell’s eyes on the ropes across the ring. he hits a big chop then executes a hammer throw and hits another chop. Blade with a flurry of stomps as The Bunny gets some extra shots in as referee Bryce Remsburg tries to hold back Blade out of the corner. Blade hits a Doctor Bomb for the win.

Winner: The Blade

Thunder Rosa vs. KiLynn King

Rosa and King matching each other move for move as King gets off an extra arm drag. Rosa with a drop toe hold into the second rope as she wrenches her knee to the back of King’s head. Rosa hits a running dropkick, but King catches Rosa with a roll up for a two count. King rolls through Rosa, but Rosa counters and tries to apply a Peruvian necktie, but King reaches the ropes and escapes.

Rosa hits a chop, but King blocks a second strike into a casadora, but Rosa counters that into a facebuster to the knee. Rosa hits a double knee strike in the corner then a running dropkick to the corner. Rosa hits a butterfly suplex for two. King blocks a lariat with a boot and hits a German suplex. Rosa escapes a suplex and hits a backstabber. She taps out king with the Peruvian necktie.

Winner: Thunder Rosa

– Max Caster rap highlights: “The Acclaimed we always in harmony. Yo 10, tell 5 to stop calling me… Yo Julia, The Acclaimed got you a present (Caster whips out a baguette).

Varsity Blonds (Brian Pillman Jr., Griff Garrison) (w/ Julia Hart), Alan “5” Angels and 10 vs. The Acclaimed (Max Caster, Anthony Bowens) and Private Party (Marq Quen, Isiah Kassidy)

10 and Kassidy start off this eight-man tag. Kassidy using his quickness to work around 10. 10 using his power with a shoulder block. 10 looking for a stalling suplex. Quen comes in for the save, but 10 evades, and Angels hits a diving crossbody on Private Party. Pillman tags in, and Varsity Blonds combine as Kassidy tries to tag out, but The Acclaimed aren’t interested. Pillman with an arm lock. Kassidy makes his way to the ropes, and Kassidy gets a cheap shot in.

Quen grabs Pillman’s foot, and Private Party hit Silly String. Caster wants a tag, and he gets it as The Acclaimed go to work on Pillman. Bowens tags in Quen as The Acclaimed and Private Party show off their team work cutting the ring in half. Private Party hit a standing Shooting Star / elbow drop combo for two. Private Party looking for Poetry In Motion, but Pillman blocks it and tags in Garrison as Bowens tags in. Garrison going to work on The Accalimed.

10 tags in as Garrison hits a splash on Bowens followed up by a spinebuster from 10. Angels hits a second-rope moonsault, cover, but Quen breaks it up. Kassidy hits a corkscrew kick on 10, Garrison hits a rolling elbow, Caster hits a superkick. Pillman with a back elbow, Bowens with a combo strike leading to a brainbuster and Angels and Bowens with a double down. Bowens shoves Angels to the middle turnbuckle.

Bowens grabs the boom box. Hart grabs the boom box, and Angels with a schoolboy 1-2-no! Angels hits a standing Spanish Fly, cover 1-2-no! Angels goes to the middle rope, but Caster holds him down. Private Party hit Gin and Juice. Caster tags and hits the Mic Drop for the win.

Winners: The Acclaimed (Max Caster, Anthony Bowens) and Private Party (Marq Quen, Isiah Kassidy)

– Post-match: Bowens says to cut the music. He notes that there was some Twitter noise about his “Eiffel Tower” line about Hart. He says, “We don’t give a s**t.” He says they don’t want to play second fiddle to a tag team whose best quality is a cheerleader who likes to “get tag teamed.” He says The Acclaimed will continue to make life hell for Varsity Blonds until they get a shot at the AEW Tag Team Titles.

Abadon vs. Promise Braxton

Braxton tries to evade Abadon and get some shots in, but Abadon is unfazed each time and smashes Braxton’s head onto the mat. Braxton fighting through, but Abadon catches Braxton with a pop-up sit-out powerbomb. Abadon hooks Braxton’s head and slams it down for the win.

Winner: Abadon

The Bunny (w/ The Blade) vs. Big Swole

Swole and Blade lock up as Swole sends Bunny to the corner. Swole offers a clean break, but Bunny pie faces Swole and escapes under the ropes. Swole ducks a few punches and takes some big shots in the corner. Swole floats over the corner, but Bunny rolls through Swole and hits a shoulder tackle. Swole hits a knee to the mid-section followed up by an uppercut. Diamante interrupts on the mic! Bunny takes advantage of the distraction as Diamante says she’ll be taking seat.

Diamante sitting at the time keepers’ table as Bunny as Swole in the corner and hits a big sliding strike, cover, but Swole kicks out at two. Swole with some palms strikes to the body. She follows with a series of cross chops. She misses a few kicks, but the headbutt lands.

Swole with a hammer throw into a lariat. Bunny hangs onto the ropes, but Swole takes her out and looks for a Clearwater Cloverleaf. The Blade comes to the apron and distracts referee Aubrey Edwards. Diamante hits a running dropkick. Bunny rolls up Swole and grabs the tights for the win.

Winner: The Bunny

Wardlow vs. Chad Lennex

Lennex takes in the crowd and charges in, but Wardlow takes him out with an one-arm chokeslam. Wardlow sets up Lennex in the corner for his knockout knee strike for the win.

Winner: Wardlow

– Big Swole is backstage and says Diamante ruined her winning streak and doesn’t like people messing her with her money. “Did your momma not give you enough?” Swole grants Diamante’s request for a match.

– QT Marshall interupts Justin Roberts. “Why are you booing you own city. You’re dumber than I thought.” QT notes Solow is also the hometown of Aaron Solow, not just Dustin Rhodes. He says the lack of respect is why he left Austin, TX and joined The Factory. QT hands Solow the mic.

Solow notes this is a big night for him. He’s wrestling Dustin in a big venue as opposed to the “crappy bars” etc. Solow notes he’s in his prime and wonders how much gas Dustin has left in the tank. He tells everyone to cheer really loud because this could be the last time they see Dustin wrestle.

Dustin Rhodes vs. Aaron Solow (w/ The Factory)

Solow takes a cheap shot as Dustin was taking in the crowd. The match starts as Dustin turns things around and sends Solow outside. A “Dustin” chant breaks out as Dustin goes to work on Solow on the outside. Solow sent back in as Dustin locks eyes with QT. Solow takes advantage and goes to work on Dustin on the outside. Back in the ring, Dustin hits a few body shots, but Solow cuts him off and covers for a two count.

Solow’s strike sets Dustin up on the middle rope. Referee Paul Turner holds him back, and QT takes a shot. Solow mocks Dustin in the corner with a Bronco Buster and continuing to go at him in the corner, cover, but Dustin kicks out at two. Dustin catches Solow with a Manhattan Drop. Dustin signals for the bulldog, but Solow cuts him off, and they take each other down.

Solow showing some movement as he crawls over to Dustin. Dustin rises up as he ducks a lariat and hits a few of his own. Solow reverses a hammer throw and goes for a body drop, but Dustin stops in his tracks, middle fingers, uppercut then a powerslam. Dustin to the corner as he counters Solow with a Code Red into a cover 1-2-no!

Solow and Dustin trade strikes. Solow catches Dustin with a German suplex. Solow hits a corkscrew kick, cover 1-2-no! Dustin showing life as Solow looks to finish it. Dustin counters and looks for a slingshot to the corner. Solow counters and hits a double foot stomp out of the corner for two. Solow hits a few right hands. Dustin evades and misses one bulldog but hits the second attempt for the win.

Winner: Dustin Rhodes

– Dustin celebrates with his hometown crowd as that closes out this week’s episode of Dark.

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