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– The show starts out with a recap of last Friday’s Rampage and CM Punk’s AEW debut and pro wrestling return. Punk will be in Milwaukee this Wed. and will face Darby Allin at All Out on Sep. 5

– Tony Schiavone, Paul Wight and Eddie Kingston welcome us to this week’s episode of Dark: Elevation in Houston, TX. Schiavone hypes up tonight’s main event, Dark Order vs. Death Triangle. Wight is excited to have Kingston on commentary. Kingston says “go Knicks” as we take it to our first match of the night.

Dante Martin vs. Anthony Bowens

Bowens pushes off the lock-up and mocks Martin. Martin with an arm lock, but Bowens blocks a knee crusher and gets off a headlock. Martin slams Bowens down and mocks Bowens. Bowens lights up Martin in the corner. Martin with boots up off the hammer throw. He leaps over Bowens and then onto the apron. Bowens blocks a tornado DDT and knocks Martin off the apron. Bowens lets the 10-count play out.

Martin tries to get back in the ring, but Bowens whips Martin onto the corner post shoulder first sending him back outside. Bowens talking trash while letting the referee initiate the 10-count. Martin gets back just in time, but Bowens goes to the ground and pound game. Bowens goes with forearm smashes, cover, but Martin kicks out at two. Bowens continues the pressure on Martin’s left shoulder while applying a cravat.

Martin with a few kicks and then a facebuster for a two count. Martin blocks Bowens’ strikes and fires back. Bowens goes to the legs again to build some distance. Martin traps Bowens’ leg on the ropes and hits a shotgun dropkick. Martin gets an elbow up in the corner. He back flips over Bowens! Martin laying in forearm smashes and then catches Bowens with a high dropkick. Martin follows up with a Gamengiri. He rolls through Bowens and hits a double springboard moonsault, cover 1-2-no!

Martin looking to go up top. He lands on his feet as Bowens rolls away. Martin with a kick to the mid-section, but Bowens pushes away and gets off a schoolboy for two. Bowens hits a rolling elbow and then hits a twisting facebuster, cover 1-2-no! Bowens with a small package for two. Bowens hits an enzuigiri and then a reverse DDT while Martin is hanging on the ropes, cover 1-2-no! Martin hits a flurry of strikes and then an enzuigiri. Martin builds some distance in the corner and hits his flipping Stunner for the win.

Winner: Dante Martin via pinfall

– Big Swole and Julia Hart are backstage. Swole talks about how much of a cheater Diamante is noting that she only beat her and Hart by cheating. Hart says it won’t happen twice. Swole tells Diamante to get herself a tag partner as she challenges Diamante to a tag team match.

Varsity Blonds (Brian Pillman Jr. & Griff Garrison) (w/ Julia Hart) vs. Warren Johnson and Zack Mason

Pillman and Mason going back and forth trading counters and strikes. Garrison comes in as he hits a front kick, Pillman hits a neckbreaker and Pillman hits a leg drop. Johnson taken out with a dropkick version of the Hart Attack. Johnson tries to get in Hart’s face. Pillman comes to her defense, but Mason blindsides Pillman with a lariat. Johnson tags in, and Mason hits an assisted splash followed up by a dropkick from Johnson for a two count.

Johnson applies a headlock. Mason tags and cuts the corner in half on Pillman. Pillman cuts off the combo move and tags in Garrison. Garrison drops Johnson and goes to work on Mason. Garrison sizes up Mason and hits a corner splash and then a back body drop. Pillman tags in as Garrison hits a big boot on Johnson and then a rolling elbow on Mason followed up by Air Pillman for the win.

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

– Alex Marvez is backstage with Diamante and asks her about Swole and Hart’s challenge. Diamante notes she’s already beaten them twice but notes she’s already found a partner. Nyla Rose walks in as Diamante looks confident in her chances in the tag match.

Best Friends (Orange Cassidy, Chuck Taylor, Wheeler Yuta) (w/ Kris Statlander) vs. TH2 (Jack Evans & Angelico) and The Blade (w/ The Bunny)

Taylor and Angelico start off this trios match with a fast pace as each man trade counters, and Taylor gets off a lateral press pin for two. Yuta and Evans tag in as they go into some chain wrestling. Yuta gets off a wrist lock as Yuta transitions into an octopus hold. Yuta with a quick roll up as Evans kicks out. Taylor tags in and keeps up the pressure as he hits a back drop suplex for a one count. Yuta tags in and hits a springboard rolling senton off the suplex for a two count.

Evans with a hammer throw, but Yuta builds some distance and tries for a second-rope senton but misses. Evans hits a standing Phoenix splash and then tags in Blade as Blade gets physical with Yuta. Blade is forced out of the corner allowing TH2 to get extra shots in and for The Bunny to tell in Yuta’s face. Blade with a suplex for a two count as Angelico tags in and keeps up the pressure.

TH2 keep Yuta isolated as they hit a neckbreaker into a backbreaker into a flatliner for a two count. Blade tries to take out Best Friends, but Cassidy blocks Blade’s strike. Yuta builds some distance, and he hits a double dropkick on TH2. HFO are down as Yuta tries to tag in Cassidy, and he does! Cassidy hands over his sunglasses and devastates TH2 with low kicks. He ducks a double lariat and hits a double rana.

His sunglasses are put back on, Blade cuts him off. Cassidy builds some distance and hits a springboard crossbody. Blade blocks a tornado DDT, but Cassidy breaks free and hits a tope suicida on TH2. Taylor hits Soul Food on Blade, and then he hits a tope con hiro on TH2. Cassidy gets off the tornado DDT as Yuta tags in.

Yuta hits a top rope splash, cover 1-2-no! Cassidy taken out as TH2 hit a stomp, back body drop combo, and Blade hits a tombstone, cover, but Taylor breaks it up. Taylor takes out TH2, but Blade drops Taylor. Cassidy tags in and hits an Orange Punch while Blade was flexing. Cassidy hits Beach Break for the win.

Winners: Best Friends (Orange Cassidy, Chuck Taylor, Wheeler Yuta) via pinfall

Post-match: Matt Hardy and Private Party walk out. Hardy and Cassidy stare each other down as Hardy says he’ll “delete” Cassidy as Cassidy puts his hands in his pockets. Best Friends give the people what they want as Cassidy and Hardy are set to face off this Wed.

Tay Conti vs. Promise Braxton

Conti with a quick throw as Braxton collects herself. Conti keeping up the pressure as she hits knee strike and slaps Braxton’s chest while in a Dragon Sleeper position. Conti with a quick roll up for a quick count. Conti trips up Braxton on the outside and misses a PK but gets it the second time. Back in the ring, as Braxton retreats the apron. Braxton gets off a guillotine as she slams Conti on the back of her head.

Braxton going to the ground and pound game. Braxton applies a rear chinlock. Conti building some distance as she hits an Ace Crusher. Conti with a flurry of forearm smashes followed up by a series of judo throws. She then hits a roll through knee strike and then a spinning slam. Conti hits a pumpkick and then another pumpkick followed up by a third. Conti hits a knee strike off the Gori Special and wins with the DD-Tay.

Winner: Tay Conti via pinfall

Death Triangle (PAC, Rey Fenix & Penta El Zero Miedo) (w/ Alex Abrahantes) vs. Dark Order (Evil Uno, Alan “5” Angels, Colt Cabana)

Penta and Uno look to start off this trios match, but Andrade’s music plays and out comes Andrade El Idolo, Chavo Guerrero Jr. and Jose. Andrade makes his way out to ringside as PAC looks to confront Andrade. Andrade and Chavo note they have tickets as they go to take their seats. Penta gets the fans going in a “Zero Miedo” chant. Uno tells Penta to focus as he wants to lock up. Penta tells Uno “Zero Miedo”. Uno with a push as he puts his hand up for a lock up.

Penta looks to take his glove off and tosses it to Alex who catches it despite Cabana trying to block it. Alex mocks Andrade as Penta tries for a Zero Miedo, but Uno bites Penta’s hand. Penta catches Uno with a slingblade. Fenix tags in and hits an assisted splash for a two count. Fenix hits a flurry of kicks. Fenix going through the ropes and up and over for an arm drag. Colt tags in and hits a flurry of chops. Fenix tells him to bring it and hits a series of chops of his own.

Fenix bouncing off the ropes. Colt tries to get Fenix to fall, but he catches him with an uppercut for one. 5 tags in and hits an assisted rana for a two count. Fenix hits a spin kick and tags in PAC. 5 blocks a double back body drop. Fenix gets taken out as PAC gets dropped with a dropkick. Dark Order trap Death Triangle in trio submissions. The non-legal men are forced to leave as PAC reaches the ropes as he hits a back drop suplex with Andrade watching on.

PAC stomps 5 and tags in Penta. 5 trapped in the corner as Penta hits a brutal leg kick, but Andrade and Chavo aren’t too impressed. Penta hits a chop as Fenix tags in and hits another chop. PAC tags in as Andrade and Chavo are bored. The crowd wants more, but PAC takes out Dark Order with pump kicks. PAC confronts Andrade ringside. Penta jaws at Andrade as 5 drops PAC. Cabana and Fenix looking to tag in, and they do.

Cabana getting the better of the chop battle. Boom Boom Drop on PAC as Lucha Bros. light up Colt with chops. Colt responds with a springboard moonsault. Colt hits a Flying Apple on Penta. Cabana with a piledriver on Fenix! Colt covers 1-2-no! PAC blind tags in as Fenix hits a superkick on Colt. PAC with a flurry of kicks as Penta tags in and takes out Colt in the “boom boom”, cover, but Uno makes the save.

Colt with a big punch on Penta and sends PAC outside. 5 tags in and looks for a moonsault, but Uno tags in. 5 hits a dive on PAC. Uno hits the Swanton, cover 1-2-no! 5 tags in and hits a lariat in the corner, Uno hits a rolling elbow on 5! Lucha Bros. hit superkicks on Colt. Lucha Bros. hit a double Fear Factor. PAC tags in and teases the Black Arrow and hits it this time for the win.

Winners: Death Triangle (PAC, Rey Fenix & Penta El Zero Miedo) via pinfall

– Post-match: Andrade leaves his seat. Uno and 5 jaw back and forth. The rest of Dark Order come out to make things right, but 5 is livid and walks out. Uno regrets what happened as Colt admonishes him closing out this week’s episode of Dark: Elevation.