12/17/19 AEW Dark Recap
Dark opens with a video hype package for The Young Bucks. They will challenge SCU for the AEW World Tag Team Championship tomorrow night on Dynamite. Tony Schiavone and Dasha Gonzalez host the show from the AEW Control Center and run down the card for tonight’s show. Excalibur and Vickie Guerrero are on commentary from Garland, Texas.
Match #1 – Tag Team Match: Private Party (Isiah Kassidy and Marq Quen) vs. SCU (Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky)
Kazarian and Kassidy start the match. They lock up and Kazarian drops Kassidy to the mat. Kazarian applies a side headlock and drops Kassidy with a shoulder tackle. Kazarian rolls through and applies another side headlock. Kassidy gets to his feet, but Kazarian applies a hammer lock. Kassidy gets free again, but Kazarian rolls him up for two. Kassidy gets a two count of his own and then stand at a stalemate. Sky and Quen tag in. They exchange waist-locks and then Quen drops Sky with a shoulder tackle. Sky comes back with a dropkick, but Quen delivers one of his own as well. Kazarian tags in and drops Quen with a leg lariat. Kazarian goes for the cover, but Quen kicks out. Kazarian slams Quen to the mat and connects with a leg drop. Kazarian goes for the cover, but Kassidy breaks it up. Kazarian slams Quen into the corner and tags in Sky. Sky takes Quen to the mat and delivers a few stomps. Kazarian tags back in and he and Sky double team Quen to the mat.
Quen comes back with a back elbow, but Kazarian sends him into the ropes. Sky kicks him in the face and Kazarian drops him with a German suplex. Kazarian goes for the cover, but Quen kicks out. Quen comes back with a shot to Kazarian, but Sky tags in. Quen sends Kazarian into Sky and tags in Kassidy. Kassidy takes out SCU with a moonsault and then drops them with clotheslines. Kassidy sends Kazarian to the floor and then drops Sky with a leg lariat. Quen tags back in and delivers a face-buster to Sky. Quen goes for the cover, but his feet are under the ropes so the referee doesn’t count. Private Party double team Sky and Quen stomps him into the mat. Quen dropkicks Kazarian to the floor and double team Sky in the corner. They send Sky into Kazarian in the corner, but Kazarian monkey flips and takes down Private Party with a double clothesline. Kazarian drops Kassidy to the outside and takes Quen down with a neck-breaker. Kazarian delivers a Backstabber and sends Quen into Sky’s elbow.
Sky delivers a double stomp and Kazarian goes for the cover, but Quen kicks out. Kassidy pulls Kazarian to the floor and drops him with a kick. Quen kicks Sky to the floor and then takes out SCU with a suicide dive. Kassidy takes out SCU with a moonsault and tosses Sky back into the ring. Private Party double team Sky and slam him to the mat with an assisted Sliced Bread. Quen goes for the cover, but Sky kicks out. Quen goes for a Shooting Star Press, but Sky moves and tags in Kazarian. Kazarian goes for a roll-up, but Quen kicks out. Kazarian drapes Quen over the middle rope, but Kassidy gets into the ring. Private Party goes for Silly String, but Sky pulls Kassidy to the floor. SCU deliver the SCU-Later to Quen and get the pin fall.
Lexy Nair gives an update on the AEW Women’s Division. A recap of Big Swole defeating Emi Sakura on last week’s Dynamite is show, as well as Brandi Rhodes’ promo about the Nightmare Collective. The new rankings are revealed. Emi Sakura is fifth, Nyla Rose is fourth, Hikaru Shida is third, Kris Statlander is second, and Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. is first. Baker and Statlander will face off in a number one contender’s match tomorrow night on Dynamite, and the winner will challenge Riho for the AEW Women’s World Championship on January 1st.
Match #2 – Singles Match: Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. vs. Machiko
Machiko kicks Baker in the midsection, but Baker comes back with an elbow shot. Baker takes Machiko to the mat and goes for the cover, but Machiko kicks out. Baker applies a wrist-lock and slams Machiko into the corner. Baker takes Machiko to the mat and applies a rear chin-lock. Machiko comes back and sends Baker into the ropes, but Baker counters and slams her into the corner. Baker delivers a running knee and drops her with a corkscrew neck-breaker. Baker goes for the cover, but Machiko kicks out. Baker delivers a superkick and and applies the Lockjaw and Machiko taps out.
Winner: Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D.
Match #3 – Singles Match: Bea Priestley vs. Kris Statlander
They lock up, but Statlander drops Priestley to the mat. Statlander sends Priestley to the outside and goes for a moonsault, but Priestley dodges it. Statlander lands on her feet, but Priestley drops her to the floor. Priestley tosses Statlander back into the ring and begins joint manipulation on her fingers. Statlander comes back with a few chops, but Priestley yanks her down by her hair. Priestley goes for the cover, but Statlander kicks out. Priestley chokes Statlander over the middle rope and then kicks her in the head a few times. Priestley delivers a basement dropkick and goes for the cover, but Statlander kicks out. Statlander sends Priestley to the apron, but Priestley delivers an enzuigiri. Priestley goes up top, but Statlander cuts her off and climbs as well. Statlander kicks Priestley away and then delivers a roundhouse kick to the head. Statlander delivers an elbow and a knee strike in the corner and slams Priestley to the mat. Statlander goes for the cover, but Priestley kicks out.
Priestley comes back with a German suplex and goes for a side suplex, but Statlander sends her off the ropes and drops her with a clothesline. Statlander sends Priestley to the floor and takes her out with a suicide dive. The Nightmare Collective sit at ringside and show signs of support for Statlander, still actively recruiting her for the group. Priestley comes back and delivers a double stomp to Statlander. Priestley goes for the cover, but Statlander kicks out. Priestley delivers a suplex and goes for the cover, but Statlander kicks out again. Statlander rolls Priestley around the ring a few times and finally gets a two count. They dodge each other’s strikes and then Priestley drops Statlander with a suplex. Statlander comes back with a gut-buster and then delivers the Scissors Kick. Statlander goes for the cover, but Priestley kicks out. Statlander kicks Priestley in the face and then delivers the Big Bang Theory and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Kris Statlander
-Statlander cuts a promo and says she has beaten Hikaru Shida and Priestley and Nyla Rose is not on her radar. She says she and Baker will come face-to-face and she will be Baker’s leader and the AEW Women’s World Championship will soon be in her orbit.
Match #4 – Six-Man Tag Team Match: PAC and The Hybrid2 (Angelico and Jack Evans) vs. Best Friends (Chuck Taylor and Trent) and Orange Cassidy
Trent and Angelico start the match and Trent takes him down and applies a side headlock. Angelico gets free, but Trent applies a wrist-lock. Angelico comes off the ropes, but Trent takes him down with an arm-drag. Taylor tags in and wrenches Angelico’s arm. Trent and Taylor exchange quick tags and work over Angelico’s arm. Angelico cuts Taylor off, but Taylor comes back and applies a single-leg Boston Crab. PAC distracts the referee and Evans kicks Taylor in the head. Taylor sends Angelico into Evans and delivers Soul Food to Angelico. PAC kicks Taylor in the kidneys and Angelico drops him with a right hand. PAC tags in and delivers a kick to the face. PAC delivers a European Uppercut and tags in Evans. Evans drops Taylor to the mat with a hip toss and goes for the cover, but Taylor kicks out. Evans kicks Taylor in the head and tags in Angelico. Angelico slams Taylor into the corner, but Taylor comes back and drops Angelico to the mat and tags in Trent. Trent delivers an elbow to PAC and then drops Evans to the mat.
Trent slams Angelico into Taylor’s knee and then takes out TH2 with a suicide dive on the floor. Taylor and Trent go for a hug, but PAC cuts them off. Angelico gets back into the ring and stomps Trent. PAC tags in and kicks Trent in the corner. PAC stomps away on Trent goes for the cover, but Trent kicks out. PAC kicks Trent in the head and slams him into the corner. Evans tags in and delivers right hands to Trent. Evans delivers a cartwheel kick and goes for the cover, but Trent kicks out. PAC tags back in and slams Trent into the corner. PAC slams Trent into the opposite corner and then delivers a Blue Thunder Bomb. PAC goes for the cover, but Trent kicks out. Trent fights back with a few chops and sends PAC away with a half-and-half suplex. Angelico tags in and stomps on Trent. Angelico knocks Taylor to the floor, but Trent comes back with a swinging DDT. Evans gets into the ring, but Trent drops him with a clothesline. Cassidy tags in and takes Angelico off his feet. PAC gets into the ring and Cassidy delivers his kicks to PAC’s legs.
PAC goes for a pump kick, but Cassidy counters with a DDT. Cassidy takes out TH2 and PAC with a suicide dive and gets back into the ring. Taylor and Trent join him and share a hug. Angelico comes off the top, but Trent and Taylor drop him with a double choke slam. Cassidy splashes onto Angelico and goes for the cover, but Angelico kicks out. Taylor tags in and goes up top. Taylor goes for a moonsault, but Angelico moves and Evans tags in. Evans kicks Trent and Cassidy to the floor and Angelico drops Taylor in the ring. PAC tags in and Evans delivers a 450 to Taylor. PAC connects with a 450 as well and goes for the cover, but Tent breaks it up. PAC drops Taylor in the ring and then knocks Cassidy to the floor with a pump kick. Taylor rolls PAC up, but PAC kicks out at two. PAC delivers a German suplex and locks in the Brutalizer and Taylor taps out.
Winners: PAC and The Hybrid2