It’s Monday and you know what that means: a six-match AEW Dark: Elevation taped last Wednesday at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida. Paul Wight and Mark Henry were on the call tonight.
Lance Archer defeated Cameron Stewart
As usually happens on Dark shows, Archer brought his opponent to the ring and then destroyed him. Archer hit several lariats and then the Blackout to win the match and improve his record to 48-10. After the match, Stewart ate another lariat. It’s safe to say that Stan Hansen would happy with what he saw here from Archer.
Ruby Soho defeated Session Moth Martina
This was the AEW debut of Martina. Soho worked her left arm and shoulder while Martina used her trademark bants to confuse Soho to no avail. Soho hit No Future for the win.
Daniel Garcia (w/ 2point0) defeated Ray Jaz
Garcia (19-15) won this short match with a scorpion deathlock.
Scorpio Sky (w/ Ethan Page & Dan Lambert) defeated Shawn Dean
Lambert interfered on Sky’s behalf during the match. Sky targeted Dean’s back with several backbreakers. Sky finished off "The Captain" with the TKO ahead of his challenge of TNT Champion Sammy Guevara Wednesday.
While Sky has been undefeated over the last year, this match was also marked the end of Dean’s 2022 win streak.
Kris Statlander defeated Emi Sakura
Sakura attacked Statlander before the bell rang and gained an early advantage, but Statlander used her strength to turn things around. Powerslams and back breakers were her allies in this match as were a sidekick and the Big Bang Theory that helped her pick up the linear victory after Sunday's loss to Leyla Hirsch.
Wheeler Yuta defeated Aaron Solo
This was a clash between two wrestlers that use speed as their primary weapon. Solo was too distracted working the crowd which Yuta used to his advantage. During the match, QT Marshall came out to distract both the ref and Yuta, but Yuta outsmarted everyone and pretended that Marshall attacked him to get him kicked out of ringside. Yuta used a mouse trap to win and improve his overall record to 20-15.
AEW initially uploaded the wrong episode of Elevation for 26 minutes showing last week's instead which was kind of funny. Must have been a long night after Sunday's Revolution show.
The show was fast and to the point. The matches were fine but a special shoutout must go for the main event that was both a fun match and longer than most matches on this episode.