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AEW Dark begins with a tribute photo of Brodie Lee
Vary Morales vs. Rey Fenix w/Pentagon
The match begins with Vary Morales going right after Rey Fenix, and it does not work at all; they both continue to one-up with each other by reversing different moves. Morales now has the upper hand; he kicks Fenix multiple times in the corner. He now has Fenix in the corner, and Morales hits the flipping senton. Morales is controlling the match. After a few strikes, Fenix is now in charge after getting thrown into the ropes and returns with a hard kick, and Morales hits the mat hard. Morales now sits up, but Fenix hits him immediately with a dropkick. Morales is thrown into the ropes, and Fenix sends him up, and Morales reverses it and hits him with a DDT. Fenix now in control and hits the Kinniku Buster and then pins Morales.
Winner: Rey Fenix
Lindsay Snow vs. Penelope Ford w/Kip Sabian
The match begins with Lindsay Snow and Penelope Ford locking up. Snow gets the upper hand and has Ford down, and puts her in an ankle lock. Ford gets out of it and then takes over the match with a few strikes, and Snow is trying to get back on track, but Ford now hits her with a dropkick. Snow is now rolling and is almost outside of the ring; Ford gets on top of the turnbuckle and lands on Snow with double knees. Ford pushes her back into the ring. Ford picks her up and is about to throw a punch but Snow recovers and hits Ford right in the chest area. Snow is still trying to recover, but Ford gets the upper hand again and elbows Snow hard; and Snow is now walking gingerly, and Ford hits her with the Stunner. Ford then goes for the pin and gets the victory.
Winner: Penelope Ford
John Silver & Alex Reynolds vs. Shawn Dean & Tyson Maddux
The match begins with Alex Reynolds and Shawn Dean starting it off, and Dean gains control of the match first. He gets some strikes in on Reynolds, and Dean now tags in Tyson Maddux, and Maddux hit Reynolds with the powerslam and then lifts Reynolds, and he holds him up for quite a while and slams him down with a piledriver. Maddux takes too long while showboating, and Reynolds tags in John Silver. Silver is now in control and getting many strikes in on Maddux. Silver now tags in Reynolds, and Reynolds starts getting multiple strikes in on Maddux. Reynolds tags in Silver, and Silver gets in and starts hitting some European Uppercuts and Silver tags in Reynolds. Reynolds has Maddux in the corner and starts to hit him but turns around to mock Dean. Maddux can escape and tags in Dean; Dean is now getting multiple strikes in, and he hits Reynolds with a DDT. Now, Reynolds gets a short break because of Maddux tags in Dean. Dean is going after Reynolds, but Reynolds stomps on Reynolds. Reynolds makes it over to his corner, and Silver gets in the ring and nails Maddux with a kick to the head; it's followed up with a flurry of moves by The Dark Order. Silver hits Maddux with the Enzuigiri, then a Stunner by Reynolds followed immediately with a German Suplex on Maddux. Reynolds now pins Maddux for the three counts.
Winner: Alex Reynolds and John Silver of The Dark Order
Anna Jay vs. Jazmin Allure
Anna Jay starts by pushing Jazmin Allure down to the mat. Now, Jay takes down Allure by doing a neck crank. Allure can get out of it, then Jay counters with an elbow. Jay now hits her with a rolling kick in the corner. Allure misses a corner strike, and Jay nails Allure with Jay Kick. Jay follows it up with a high kick, and Allure hits the mat hard. Ann Jay now puts Allure in The Queen Slayer, and Allure submits.
Winner: Anna Jay
The Waiting Room w/Dr. Britt Baker begins with an impressive lead in by Rebel. Britt Baker starts talking about tomorrow's AEW Dynamite. She starts talking about Brian Cage vs. Darby Allin for the TNT title; Baker says she "cannot wait for Cage to fold that kid up like an Emo Origami." She then begins talking about Omega vs. Fenix, and she says, "The only unfortunate comment I have about this is that every other company's World Title matches will look like an absolute dog-shit compared to this one." She then says that they will be welcoming Jon Moxley back. She then says, "I want to apologize on behalf of everyone at AEW that you couldn't even share your own baby announcement with us without Cody Rhodes taking the spotlight." She now introduces Matt Sydal, and she makes light of his record, and Sydal comes back that he's won some matches lately. He said, "I beat Christopher Daniels" Baker responded with "everyone beats him" Sydal then said, "Aaron Solow" Baker then responds with "who's that?" and then Sydal finishes by saying that he beat "Danny Limelight" and Baker responded by saying "that's not a real person." Sydal then says, "Cody Rhodes likes to steal the attention of others, and he will win at New Years Smash."
(NOTE: The Waiting Room was filmed prior to AEW changing tomorrow nights show to Brodie Lee: Celebration of Life)
Team Taz (Brian Cage, Powerhouse Hobbs, and Ricky Starks) vs. James Tapia, Nick Comoroto, & Ryzin
Powerhouse Hobbs and Nick Comoroto start the match. Comoroto throws a punch, but it does not do anything to Hobbs. Hobbs takes Comoroto down, and he tags in Brian Cage. Before Hobbs goes the corner, he and Cage do a double back body drop. Ryzin is now tagged in, and he takes control of the match for a short time, but Cage is now in charge with a powerful strike on Ryzin. Cage hits the Enzuguri, and then he tags in Ricky Starks. Hook hits Ryzin with a clothesline on the outside while the ref is distracted. Starks now is taunting Ryzin, but Ryzin gets out of it then tags in James Tapia. Tapia is in and does the swinging neckbreaker to Starks. Cage hits Tapia with a discus clothesline, but now Comoroto takes out Cage. Comoroto is then hit with the spinebuster from Hobbs. Ryzin knocks Hobbs down with the missile dropkick. Starks hits a spear on Ryzin, Hobbs slams Comoroto, and Cage then wins it after hitting the Drill Claw on Tapia.
Winner: Team Taz (Brian Cage, Powerhouse Hobbs, and Ricky Starks)
Griff Garrison (w/Brian Pillman Jr.) vs. Fuego Del Sol
Fuego Del Sol starts with multiple kicks on Griff Garrison. Garrison goes for a forearm smash but misses it. Del Sol tries to move quickly away from Garrison, but Garrison takes Del Sol down with a kick. Garrison then catches Del Sol lands multiple backbreakers on Del Sol. Garrison now has Del Sol in a chin lock; Del Sol gets out of it rather easily and then hits Garrison with a dropkick. Del Sol begins working on Garrison's arm, Garrison is starting to make a comeback, and he then gets Del Sol with a diving splash, follows it up with the lariat. He now goes for the cover, but Del Sol kicked out. Del Sol then uses his speed and gets Garrison in an armbar. Garrison gets out of it, and now Del Sol tries for the Tornado DDT, but Garrison blocks it and hits a rolling elbow on Del Sol and gets the win.
Winner: Griff Garrison w/Brian Pillman Jr.
- After the match, Avalon approaches Garrison and hands him autographed 8 x 10; Garrison throws it to the ground and walks away.
TNT (Terrell Hughes & Terrence Hughes) vs. The Inner Circle (Ortiz & Santana)
Santana and Terrell Hughes are starting it out; Terrell and has control. Santana gets Terrell down with an arm drag. They lock-up again, and Santana attempts to do a shoulder tackle, but to no avail. They both go off the ropes, and Santana nails Terrell with a kick. Santana tags in Ortiz and hits the double suplex, and they go for the cover, but Terrell kicks out at two. Ortiz is hit with a big shoulder tackle, and Terrell tags in his brother Terrence. Terrence hits multiple shoulder tackles, and now he nails Ortiz with some strikes. Ortiz hits Terrence with a DDT, followed it up with a leg drop. He goes for the pin, but Terrence kicks out. Santana gets the tag, and then he hits the springboard crossbody and goes for the pin, but Terrence kicks out again. Terrence is hit with the Death Valley Driver and a neckbreaker. Then a short time later, Terrence hits Santana with the belly-to-belly suplex. Terrell gets Santana with a big clothesline and follows it up with the back-body-drop. Ortiz now gets power slammed, and Terrell goes for the pin, but Ortiz kicks out. Terrence is in, and Terrell is up, and they hit the 3D on Santana. They try to cover Oritz, but Santana interrupts the pin. Terrence then is hit with the powerbomb. Santana hits the knee and ends it with a sunset flip cover the win.
Winner: Santana & Ortiz
Sammy Guevara vs. Aaron Solow
Sammy Guevara hits Aaron Solow right away, and Solow is down, and now Guevara poses. Guevara is in control, but Solow gets Guevara in a submission hold. Guevara gets out of it, and Guevara gets out of it and now has Solow in a submission. Solow gets to the rope, so the ref calls for a rope break. Guevara is now taunting Solow and then nails Solow with a dropkick. Guevara goes to do a springboard, but Solow caught him with a dropkick. Guevara rolls to the outside of the ring, and Solow gets Guevara back into the ring for a cover, but Guevara kicks out. The two wrestlers trade chops; they both exchange strikes, but Solow gets the upper hand and now hits Guevara with a suplex. He now goes for the pin, but Guevara kicks out. Solow is going top rope, but Guevara stops him with a knee to Solow's face. Solow rolls out of the ring, and Guevara starts doing a few push-ups. Guevara does a springboard moonsault on Solow, and then he starts trash talking to the wrestlers around the ring as he boasts. Guevara takes too much time when he is about to strike Solow again, but Solow rolls out and hits Guevara with a double stomp. Solow hits the rolling high kick on Guevara, but Guevara comes back with a kick as well. Solow goes for a double stomp; however, Guevara countered it into the GTH for the win.
Winner: Sammy Guevara
After the match, Guevara gets on the mic and says, "another win for the good guys, baby." Guevara says that it is his 10th anniversary being a professional wrestler. He says that he "busted his ass for 10 years to get to AEW" and how he did it on his own in the Independents. He then said that he would keep working no matter what.
Ariel Levy & El Cuervo de Puerto Rico vs. Chaos Project (Luther & Serpentico)
El Cuervo de Puerto Rico and Serpentico start the match off. They go back and forth, but Serpentico is caught in the ropes, and El Cuervo hits the springboard moonsault on Serpentico. Ariel Levy and Luther are now tagged in. Levy uses his speed and nails, Luther, with a knee strike and followed it up with a sunset flip. Luther then hits Lev with a strong clothesline and now tags in Serpentico, and he wants to use Serpentico as a weapon. Serpentico does not want to be used, Luther goes to do an Irish Whip, but Serpentico reverses it; however, Luther now reverses the Irish Whip, and they take down Levy. Luther goes for the pin, but Levy kicks out. Luther does a suplex and tags in Serpentico. Serpentico is in pain, but Luther uses Serpentico to do a leg drop. Serpentico is now holding onto Levy, and he tags Luther back in. Levy gets out of it and tags in El Cuervo. El Cuervo starts going off on Chaos Project with multiple clotheslines and multiple kicks. El Cuervo now hits a few enzuigiri kicks and a crossbody. He now goes over to cover Serpentico, but Luther breaks up the pin. Luther now knocks Levy with the outside cannonball. Serpentico is in control and hits the Superkick. Luther is now in, and he and gets Cuervo with a big boot. Chaos Project now hit Creeping Death on El Cuervo for the pin and the win.
Winners: Chaos Project (Luther & Serpentico)
Leva Bates vs. Madi Wrenkowski
Leva Bates brings in The Young Bucks' book and gives a copy of the book to Madi Wrenkowski, tears out some pages, and then attacks Bates and takes her down. Bates comes back with multiple strikes. Wrenkowski hits a senton and then goes to cover Bates, but Bates kicked out of it. Wrenkowski now does a neck crank to Bates, but Bates uses her power and gets out of it. Wrenkowski goes for another senton, but Bates avoids it and hits Wrenkowski with a dropkick. Wrenkowski is in the corner, and Bates follows up with a splash on Wrenkowski. Now, Bates gets some high kicks in and then follows it up with a boot to Wrenkowski. Bates lands a Northern Lights Suplex and turns it into a pin attempt, but Wrenkowski kicks out. Wrenkowski starts stomping on Bates, and Wrenkowski grabs The Young Bucks' book and starts tearing pages out, which gets Bates upset. Bates hits the superkick on Wrenkowski, then set up the small package for the win.
Winner: Leva Bates
Danny Limelight vs. Matt Sydal
The match begins with Matt Sydal and Danny Limelight exchanging different holds. Sydal starts showing off, but Limelight is keeping up with Sydal. Sydal gets in control when he lands a dropkick. Sydal nails Limelight with multiple kicks to Limelight's back. Limelight starts gaining momentum, but Sydal counters and keeping Limelight down. Limelight gets some strength and gets Sydal with a Double Axe Handle. Limelight gets some strikes in on Sydal, but he loses focus, and Sydal regroups and gets Limelight with a leg lariat. Sydal tries for a cradle, but Limelight gets out of it. Sydal then gets Limelight with a standing Mariposa. Limelight gets Sydal into a single-leg crab. Sydal now counters with a kick and goes after Limelight's leg, then follows it up with a high kick. Sydal does a Cobra Clutch suplex to Limelight. Sydal catches Limelight with the crucifix roll-up for the win.
Winner: Matt Sydal
Tay Conti (w/Anna Jay) vs. Vertvixen
The match begins with Tay Conti and Vertvixen shaking hands, but Vertvixen starts by striking Conti a few times. Conti is not happy, and she tells Vertvixen to fight. Conti gets her with a leg sweep and now gets her in an armbar. Conti then hits Vertvixen with a big knee, and Conti then does a monkey flip, which then turns into a pin attempt., but Vertvixen kicks out. Conti has Vertvixen in a guillotine chokehold, but Vertvixen reaches the ropes, and the ref tells Conti to break. Vertvixen is now getting a few strikes on Conti, but Vertvixen and Conti both strike each other with a roundhouse, and they both go down. Vertvixen is getting to her feet first, but Conti starts with multiple elbows and two clotheslines. Conti is in control, and that makes Vertvixen go wherever Conti wants her to go. Conti slows down Vertvixen even though Conti is in control with a big kick. Vertvixen is being worn down, but Conti gets Vertvixen onto her shoulders and hits the TCO for the pin and the win.
Winner: Tay Conti
Baron Black, Mike Verna & Royal Money vs. The Gunn Club (Austin Gunn, Billy & Colten Gunn)
Mike Verna and Billy Gunn begin the match; Billy locks in the headlock and now gets Verna down with a shoulder tackle. Verna and Billy take turns striking each other. Austin Gunn is now tagged in, and he takes Verna down with the inverted neckbreaker. Verna is eventually able to get to his partner Baron Black, Black is now in, and he is in control. Royal Money is now the legal man; Austin uses his quickness and tags in Colten Gunn. The Gunn Club does a combination of a dunk splash in the corner. Colten nails Money with the full nelson slam. He goes for the cover, but it is broken up. Verna and Black are taken out by Austin and Billy, allowing Colten enough time to hit Royal Money with the Colt 45 and get the win.
Winners: The Gunn Club (Austin Gunn, Billy & Colten Gunn)
The Hybrid2 (Angelico & Jack Evans) vs. SCU (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian)
Frankie Kazarian and Angelico start the match off by trading holds, with neither getting starting with control. Kazarian gets the first strikes in, and that gives SCU the advantage. Kazarian tags in Christopher Daniels as they hit Angelico with a strike to his stomach. Angelico is up a short time later, and he ends up countering Daniels and gets him into his corner. Angelico tags in Jack Evans, and now Evans starts going after Daniels's leg. Daniels is now up, and he catches Evans with a suplex. Daniels makes it over to Kazarian and tags him in, and Kazarian gets Evans with multiple strikes and then goes for the cover, but Evans kicks out. Kazarian does a springboard leg drop and follows it up with a pin attempt, but Evans kicks out. Angelico can distract Kazarian, which allows Evans enough time to hit a corkscrew kick. Angelico and Evans do a combination of a Muta Lock followed up with a kick to the face of Kazarian. They are slowing Kazarian down little by little. Evans lands a cartwheel elbow goes for the pin, but Kazarian has enough energy to kick out. Evans goes for another Muta Lock while Angelico stomps down on Kazarian's hand. Kazarian is slowly gaining momentum and trade punches; now Kazarian has Angelico and does multiple roll-up pins; Angelico gets out of them. Angelico hits Kazarian with a knee lift, and now Evans catches Kazarian in a Flying Octopus hold. Kazarian gets out of it and nails a big clothesline on Evans. Kazarian gets to Daniels for the hot tag; Angelico is now tagged in also. Daniels takes both guys down with ease. Daniels grabs ahold of Evans and slams him onto Angelico. Daniels does the Blue Thunder Bomb and goes for the pin but a kick out. Angelico and Evans do a backbreaker and neckbreaker and then attempts a pin on Daniels, but Daniels kicks out of it. A short time later, Daniels recovers, and he and Kazarian do a powerbomb and neckbreaker combo. Kazarian goes for the cover on Angelico, but Angelico kicks out. Kazarian is worn down, but Angelico and Evans double-team him again, and they do a 450 splash followed up with a pin, but Kazarian kicks out. Angelico and Evans go after Daniels as a weapon, but Daniels helps Kazarian hit Angelico and Evans with a double clothesline. Kazarian turns Evans over, which allows Daniels to hit Evans with double knees. Daniels goes for the pin, and SCU gets the win.
- After the match, The Acclaimed come out and start attacking SCU. Both teams are now attacking SCU, but The Young Bucks come out for the save, and The Young Bucks and SCU end the show standing tall.
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