Welcome to Fightful.com's live coverage & discussion for AEW Dark. We'll be bringing you full, fight-by-fight coverage of every match on the card. Follow us on Facebook! Facebook.com/FightfulOnline
We are welcome to AEW Dark by commentators Excalibur and Tazz.
Jon Moxley vs. Jon Cruz
Jon Cruz begins the match going right after Jon Moxley with a dropkick. Cruz then takes Moxley down with headscissors. Though Moxley takes control rather quickly after hitting Cruz with a German suplex, he follows it with a bodyslam and some chops. Moxley hits Cruz with a rolling elbow strike; however, Cruz gets a big chop in. Moxley ends the match out of nowhere when he reverses a suplex from Cruz into a chokehold. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Jon Moxley
Bear Country vs. Chaos Project
The match begins with Serpentico and Bear Boulder in the ring. Serpentico goes in on Bear Boulder; however, Boulder is not having any of it and is just throwing around Serpentico. Bear tags in Bronson and Bronson does the same thing. The referee gets distracted, and Luther strikes Bronson; and Bronson is out of the ring, and Luther gets some strikes in. Bronson gets back into the ring, and he is taking some strikes from Serpentico. Serpentico tags in Luther, and Luther gets some big strikes in. The advantage turns away when Luther grabbed Serpentico and used his body to throw him on top of Bronson. Bronson gets some energy and tags in Boulder. Boulder gets a few strikes in, but Luther takes him right down with a big strike. Boulder picks up Serpentico and piledrives him down, and lands onto Luther in a combination move. Bear Country end the match when they hit their splash finisher on Serpentico. Bronson pins Serpentico to get the win.
Winners: Bear Country
The Butcher and The Blade (w/ The Bunny) vs. Jake St. Patrick and Sage Scott
The Butcher and the Blade come out and attack their opponents right away. They take out their opponents, and a few seconds later, the referee begins the match. The Butcher absolutely destroys Sage Scott with a big slam. The Butcher tags in The Blade, and The Blade hits Scott with a big chop and follows it up a big slam and some heavy strikes. Blade hits a big spinebuster, The Butcher and The Blade finish it when they hit their neckbreaker/powerbomb combo. The Butcher pins Scott to get the victory.
Winners: The Butcher and The Blade (w/ The Bunny)
Shanna vs. Renee Michelle
Shanna and Renee Michelle tie-up as Michelle quickly gains control of Shanna. Shanna rolls through and gains control. Shanna and Michelle battle back and forth; however, Shanna gets the upper hand and begins hitting multiple arm drags. Shanna goes right at Michelle, and they are now battling out in the corner. Michelle now comes at Shanna with some strong strikes.
Michelle gets Shanna in an armbar; Shanna counters and takes Michelle down. She comes back with multiple clotheslines. Shanna now is delivering a bunch of big chops. Shanna hits the Angels Wings, goes for the cover, but Michelle kicks out at two. Shanna then goes for the roll-up Michelle kicks out again at two. Shanna hits Michelle with a stunner; Shanna then ends it when she hits the running dropkick and follows it up with Tiger Suplex for the win.
Eric James & VSK vs. The Dark Order (Alex Reynolds & John Silver)
Alex Reynolds and Eric James begin the match with a quick back and forth; however, Reynolds gets the upper hand when he hits the double hip toss. Reynold then rolls through and lays out James. Silver is running the ropes and taking down James again. VSK is now tagged in, and he goes in and gets a good kick in on John Silver; he then hits Silver with a big right hand. VSK tags in James; he comes in and hits Silver with a neckbreaker. VSK tags in, and now he hits a neckbreaker; VSK follows it up with a running knee strike combo. Silver gets away, tags in Reynolds. Reynolds is in and hits VSK with some running back elbows. Reynolds hits VSK with another big elbow; Silver now gets tagged in; he and Reynolds hit The Dark Destroyer and gets The Dark Order the victory.
Winner: The Dark Order (Alex Reynolds & John Silver)
Baron Black & John Skyler vs. Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus) (w/Marko Stunt)
Jungle Boy comes in and drops Baron Black with a shotgun dropkick. John Skyler tags in, and he is hit with an arm drag right away. Luchasaurus is now in, and he destroys both Black and Skyler with some heavy strikes. Jungle Boy back in with a brainbuster combination move. Jurassic Express goes for the finisher and hits the powerbomb/throw combo for the quick win.
Winners: Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus)
Tay Conti vs. Vertvixen
Tay Conti goes for the armbar to begin the match, Vertvixen counters with a roll-up. Conti then throws a few Judo throws and now follows it up by kicking Vertvixen, and that causes Vertvixen to go to the outside. Vertvixen is back in the ring and catches Conti with a kick, but Conti follows up with a knee strike. Conti then hits a running knee to the opposite corner and follows it up by going with another running knee. Conti brings down Vertvixen and then does a roll through and puts Vertvixen in a chokehold. Vertvixen then taps out, giving Tay Conti another nice victory on Dark.
Winner: Tay Conti
Eddie Kingston vs. Aaron Solow
The match begins with Eddie Kingston and Aaron Solow with a tie-up and an exchange of holds. Kingston takes advantage, though, when he gets Solow in a side headlock. Solow gets out of it when he counters Kingston with a headscissor’s. Solow has it on tight; however, Kingston reaches the ropes. Kingston now shows off his strength when he throws Solow into the corner turnbuckle.
Kingston goes in to throw a chop he missed, which allows Solow to land a few good strikes in. Kingston comes back and takes him down with a shoulder tackle. Solow is trying to fight back with a series of strikes, but Kingston takes him down with one big chop and then hits Solow with a bodyslam. Kingston goes for the pin; Solow kicks out at two. Kingston now nails Solow with a big double under hook suplex. Kingston goes for the win, but Solow kicks out at two again. Solow is now getting some offense in; Solow hits Kingston with an arm drag; then follows it up with a dropkick.
Solow then goes for the corkscrew kick, and he hits it. Solow goes for the cover, but Kingston kicks out at two. Solow goes up to the top turnbuckle, but Kingston meets him and stops Solow’s momentum with another big chop. Kingston then hits Solow with a headbutt, then heads to the corner and goes for the top turnbuckle; however, Solow goes up and hits Kingston with a headbutt. This knocks Kingston down; Solow goes for the diving foot stomp, hits it, then goes for the cover; Kingston kicks out at two again.
Kingston gets back up and hits Solow with a few strikes; Kingston ends it, though he hits Solow with a knee lift and follows it up by hitting a spinning back fist for the win.
Winner: Eddie Kingston
Ricky Starks (w/ Hook) vs. KC Navarro
Ricky Starks immediately hits KC Navarro with a spear and gets the quick win. He celebrates by running over to Tazz, and Starks throws it to production to show his highlight. He then tells Tazz he is going out to celebrate.
Winner: Ricky Starks (w/ Hook)
Brandon Cutler vs. Misterioso
The match begins with quick counters, but Misterioso gets the upper hand to start. Misterioso hits a Tope con Hilo when Cutler rolls outside of the ring. Misterioso then follows it up by hitting Cutler with a senton. Cutler now takes control when he gets out of the suplex Misterioso was aiming for. Cutler now hits a springboard forearm on Misterioso. Cutler then sweeps the leg out of Misterioso. Misterioso is up, and he counters the move Culter was going for in the corner. Misterioso nails Cutler with a dropkick, and it sends Culter to the corner.
Misterioso goes up on the turnbuckle and will try and hit Cutler with a moonsault; however, Cutler gets the legs up. Cutler hits Misterioso with a nice roundhouse kick, and then he follows it up by hitting the enzuigiri. Cutler goes for the cover but only gets the two count on Misterioso.
Culter then drops Misterioso to the outside; Cutler then hits the tope suicida on Misterioso. Cutler controls the match, and he has it locked up; Cutler then hits springboard crossbody on Misterioso. He goes for the cover; however, Misterioso kicks out. Misterioso is now back up and is trying to build-up a comeback, but Cutler is having none of that and hits Misterioso another crossbody.
Brandon Cutler throws some heavy shots at Misterioso, but Misterioso uses Cutler's body as a springboard to getaway. Cutler and Misterioso are trading punches; Misterioso gets Cutler to the top turnbuckle. This gives Misterioso enough time to nail Cutler with a step-up enzuigiri. This enzuigiri did not have any effect on Cutler. Cutler now pushes Misterioso off the top and gets the victory when he hits Misterioso with a springboard elbow drop and the pin.
Winner: Brandon Cutler
Ryzin vs. Powerhouse Hobbs (w/ Hook)
Hobbs gets in the ring and ends the match quickly when he hits Ryzin with a big splash in the corner. Hobbs then picks up Ryzin to hit his finisher Town Business. Hobbs pins Ryzin for the win.
Winner: Powerhouse Hobbs
Nick Comoroto (w/ Dustin Rhodes & QT Marshall) vs. Fuego Del Sol
Fuego Del Sol begins moving and rolling around Nick Comoroto to start the match, and he gets some kicks in on Comoroto. This does not affect Comoroto, and if anything, it makes him rather mad. This does not stop Del Sol as he continues going straight for Comoroto. Del Sol lands a few dropkicks; however, Comoroto finally stops Del Sol in his tracks and nails him with a neckbreaker. Comoroto follows it with a massive and heavy elbow strike. Nick Comoroto then delivers multiple shoulder tackles in the corner.
Del Sol back up and goes toward Comoroto with some offense of his own; it does not work as Comoroto picks up Del Sol and gets him onto the top rope, and hits him with a big chop across the chest. Comoroto is holding up Del Sol with one arm. Del Sol is trying to wiggle himself out of Comoroto's grip, but it does not work because Comoroto hits Del Sol with a knee lift, and Del Sol goes down. Del Sol now backs up, and he avoids Comoroto, who was charging at him. He then attempts to hit Comoroto with the tornado DDT; however, Comoroto stops him and ends it with a big powerslam. Comoroto pins Del Sol to get the victory.
Winner: Nick Comoroto
The show ends with Excalibur promoting the matches for the February 17th, AEW Dynamite.