AEW Dark 12/22/2020


Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus) (w/ Marko Stunt) defeated Bear Country (Bear Boulder & Bear Bronson)

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Jungle Boy looked good

**1/2


Nyla Rose (w/ Vickie Guerrero) defeated Tesha Price

**

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Miro (w/ Kip Sabian) defeated Sonny Kiss

My God these excessive instream ads. AEW Dark of course premieres on YouTube

Every couple seconds. AEW is hardly the only channel with this problem

**1/4

Kiss needs work


The Waiting Room with Dr. Britt Baker featuring SCU

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Baker thanked Tony Khan for fixing the set after last week's brawl. She briefly addressed Thunder Rosa before announcing that Sting would be her guest soon. Baker then previewed this week's Dynamite, insulting everyone involved.

SCU (Daniels and Kazarian) came out. Kazarian said he wasn't in a good mood and that it wasn't supposed to come to this. SCU had a rotten year, but Kazarian knew he could rely on Daniels and Scorpio Sky -- until now. Kazarian said that last week, SCU wrestled The Acclaimed and Daniels was the one who lost, which is what happens every time SCU loses. Kazarian has dedicated his whole life to this business and called Daniels not just his tag team partner, but his best friend. He apologized for letting professional responsibilities get in the way of personal relationships.

Daniels told him to stop, because he has nothing to apologize for, calling Kazarian the epitome of a professional in this business. He apologized to Kazarian because Daniels lost the passion he had. 2020 was the worst year of his professional life to the point that he hated coming to work every week. He said maybe that's a sign it's time to walk away before he ruins his reputation forever.

A dejected Daniels was about to leave, but Kazarian wouldn't let him, saying "You don't get to do that." He called Daniels a fighter and asked him one more time to fight by his side. Right now, they're at the bottom of the tag division, but they will fight and claw and become champions. Kazarian then laid down an ultimatum: the next time they lose as a tag team, they're done forever. Daniels closed by agreeing: "Let's do it." Kazarian then challenged TH2 to a match.

That was absolutely phenomenal and perhaps the best promo segment in Dark history. Kazarian, in particular, showed tons of personality and passion, but both were great.


Thunder Rosa defeated Jazmin Allure

This was Allure's AEW debut.

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Stu Grayson (w/ Evil Uno) defeated Lee Johnson (w/ QT Marshall)

**

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Alex Gracia defeated KiLynn King

For some reason, the winner of this match will wrestle Hikaru Shida on this week's Dynamite. Gracia was way off on this match, completely missing a tiger feint kick and unable to even do a basic corner exchange.

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0.75 Stars


Peter Avalon defeated Mike Verna

**

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2 Indie geeks had a match


Red Velvet defeated Vertvixen

**1/2

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Dark Order (Colt Cabana, Alan "5" Angels & Preston "10" Vance) defeated Aaron Solow, Fuego Del Sol & Ray Jaz

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***

Colt Cabana and 5 indistinguishable geeks had a match. Well kinda indistinguishable. The Dork Odor geeks wore uniformed masks.


Leyla Hirsch defeated Madi Wrenkowski

Yet another AEW debut tonight, this time for Wrenkowski

**

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Jesus Christ theres like 3 more matches left

Also theres like 35 minutes left

Seems like an eternity


Gunn Club (Austin Gunn & Colten Gunn) (w/ Billy Gunn) defeated TNT (Terrence Hughes & Terrell Hughes)

AAAAAYE shout to Devon Dudley's kids (TNT)

Gunn Club (Austin Gunn & Colten Gunn) (w/ Billy Gunn) defeated TNT (Terrence Hughes & Terrell Hughes)

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This was such a call back to team 3D and the Outlaws who have such history against each other

They all had a nice babyface embrace after the match


Rey Fenix defeated Danny Limelight

This was a great athletic showcase for both men, leading into Fenix's AEW World title shot against Kenny Omega on next week's Dynamite.


**3/4



this should have concluded dark, not......


Matt Sydal defeated Serpentico (w/ Luther)

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**


While still too long at just shy of two hours, this week's edition of Dark was a far more palatable show than most weeks with some good action and a particularly excellent promo segment from SCU.


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