Skip to main content

AEW Dark Elevation results: Mascara Dorada vs. Serpentico

The Butcher & The Blade, Frankie Kazarian, and Private Party were all in action on this week's show.
Fc_ttKVaMAI_NxP

This week's edition of AEW Dark: Elevation was filmed last Wednesday before Dynamite at the MVP Arena in Albany, New York. The great Ian Riccaboni and "Daddy Magic" Matt Menard were on the call.

Zack Clayton defeated Conan Lycan

Clayton was announced as being from Albany, but he quickly turned heel when it was announced that he moved to the Jersey Shore. Lycan (from AAW) looked absolutely huge, but it didn't help against Clayton's heel work. 

Clayton hit a release northern lights suplex for a near fall and went right back to using the ropes and other things you shouldn't in a wrestling match. Lycan went for a crossbody off the middle rope, but Clayton caught him for a swinging powerslam for another near fall. 

Lycan kept going for moves off the top rope (Drew Gulak would hate this guy, but after missing another one, Clayton connected on a spinout torture rack for the win.

Nyla Rose (w/ Marina Shafir & Vickie Guerrero) defeated B3CCA

B3CCA, who has wrestled in New England and also overseas recently, looked like a teenager across the ring from the former AEW Women's Champion. As expected, this was dominated by Rose. B3CCA connected on a kick in the corner that was followed by a Rose spear and the Beast Bomb for the quick win.

After the match, Shafir took to the mic and talked about how she and her mom immigrated to Albany from Moldova. She blamed Albany for how she was raised and that they were part of the problem. She started furiously screaming about how they don't know anything about her. Not really sure what she was trying to say here.

Private Party (Isiah Kassidy & Marq Quen) defeated Aggro & DangerKid

The commentary was quick to put over how Private Party took AEW Tag Team Champions Swerve In Our Glory to their limit a month ago on Rampage. Aggro and DangerKid (MSP in Limitless Wrestling and other Northeast indies) showed great teamwork against Private Party, but it didn't last long. They singled out DangerKid in the corner and took Aiden Aggro completely out of the match.

Aggro eventually got a hot tag and ran through Private Party for a near fall, but Quen and Kassidy got right back in control, hitting Gin and Juice for the win.

Skye Blue defeated Clara Carreras

Blue is on a winning streak on the Dark shows, and is getting more and more screen time every week. She dominated here, hitting Skyfall to get her third straight win. The commentary team mentioned a TBS title shot in her future if she continues her winning ways.

ROH Six-Man Tag Team Champions Dalton Castle & The Boys defeated Boujii, Rick Recon & Omar in a non-title match

Dalton Castle and The Boys made their usual extravagant entrance. I love that Riccaboni was able to be on commentary for this. 

Recon started against Castle. For what was basically a squash match, these two teams had great chemistry. Omar tagged in and Riccaboni referenced The Wire -- always love to see that. The twins both tagged in and out against Boujii and Omar. It turned into a hot tag for Castle who took turns with every member of the enemy team. He took each of the Boys and threw them out of the ring into his opponents. He did this about six times which was great. Castle ended the match with a bangarang for the win.

Frankie Kazarian defeated Jora Johl

Johl, who we haven't seen in a while, got his own entrance. It was nothing compared to the reception and entrance the veteran Kazarian got.

Kazarian was quick on the offensive, getting in an elbow and moving the match to the outside. His striking was on full display. Johl looked hopeless until he caught Kazarian on his shoulders and countered into a fireman's carry slam. They then went back and forth, but Kazarian kicked out of a backbreaker to completely turn things around. He finished things with his chicken wing crossface for the win.

Mascara Dorada defeated Serpentico

This was the AEW debut for Dorada (the former Gran Metalik in WWE). He was making his debut and I'm really disappointed it wasn't the main event. The King of the Ropes came out red hot. It was picture perfect lucha libre. Serpentico actually got a lot in after Dorada hit an asai moonsault to the outside. 

Dorada hit a superkick and followed it with an airplane spin for the win. This was a solid debut, but he definitely deserves better.

The Butcher & The Blade defeated Liam Davis & Mike Anthony

I'm assuming this was the main event because both The Butcher and The Blade are from Buffalo, but they were also in Buffalo last week. I almost screamed at my TV, Butcher scared me so badly. Anthony tried using some strikes to take down Blade but he didn't budge. Butcher and Blade got both men in the ring and connected on the Drag the Lake to get another win.

Final Thoughts:

An idea I had in the middle of the show, while trying to make these shows make more sense in my head, was a match like Blue vs. Rose or Private Party vs. Butcher & Blade -- some matches between the regular Dark talent that actually mean something. They'll never do it because of the nature of the show, but I really don't like the downplay of Dorada and the fact that nothing on this week's show had to do with the company's biggest show on cable coming up in just two days.