8/2/21 AEW Dark Elevation Recap
The opening credits roll. Eddie Kingston, Paul Wight, and Tony Schiavone are on commentary from Charlotte, North Carolina.
Match #1 – Singles Match: Red Velvet vs. Angelica Risk
They lock up and Velvet sends Risk off the ropes. Velvet drops Risk with an arm-drag, but Risk comes back with a few shots. Risk delivers a Hip Attack in the corner, and follows with an enzuigiri. Risk goes for another Hip Attack, but Velvet dodges it and stomps Risk in the corner. Velvet chokes Risk with her boot, and follows with a leg lariat. Risk comes back with a few right hands, but Velvet drops her with a clothesline. Velvet sends Risk into the ropes and delivers double knees to Risk’s neck. Velvet connects with a standing moonsault and goes for the cover, but Risk kicks out. Velvet hits the Final Slice and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Red Velvet
Match #2 – Singles Match: Lee Johnson (w/Dustin Rhodes) vs. Marcus Kross
They lock up and Johnson applies a wrist-lock. Kross gets free and sends Johnson to the corner. Johnson comes back with a dropkick, but Kross gets a roll-up for one. Kross delivers an enzuigiri, but Johnson comes back with a few superkicks. Johnson delivers a neck-breaker over his knee and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Lee Johnson
-After the match, the AEW TNT Champion, Miro, comes to the stage. Miro congratulates Johnson on his win, but warns Johnson that he cannot take away what is divinely his. Miro says Johnson’s career started in Jacksonville, but at Homecoming he will put Johnson to rest.
David Crockett joins the commentary team.
Match #3 – Singles Match: Kris Statlander (w/Chuck Taylor, Orange Cassidy, and Wheeler Yuta) vs. Ashley D’Amboise
Statlander goes behind with a waist-lock, but D’Amboise turns it into one of her own. Statlander turns it around and takes D’Amboise to the mat. Statlander applies a front face-lock, but D’Amboise gets free and applies a wrist-lock. Statlander counters and takes D’Amboise down. D’Amboise comes back with the wrist-lock again, but Statlander gets free and cartwheels around the ring. Statlander boops D’Amboise, but D’Amboise drives a knee into Statlander. D’Amboise delivers a few forearms, but Statlander comes back with a slam. D’Amboise kicks Statlander in the face and delivers more forearm shots. D’AMboise goes up top, but Statlander cuts her off and slams her to the mat. Statlander delivers a German suplex, and follows with the Big Bang Theory for the pin fall.
Winner: Kris Statlander
Match #4 – Tag Team Match: The Factory (Aaron Solow and Nick Comoroto) (w/QT Marshall) vs. Hunter Knott and Rosario Grillo
Solow and Grillo start the match. Solow kicks Grillo in the midsection and takes him to the corner. Solow delivers a chop and drops Grillo with a back elbow. Solow slams Grillo and connects with a knee drop. Grillo comes back with an arm-drag and tags in Knott. Knott delivers a single-leg dropkick and goes for the cover, but Solow kicks out quickly. Comoroto tags in and sends Grillo to the floor. Comoroto delivers a neck-breaker to Knott over his knee. Comoroto brings Grillo into the ring and press slams him with one hand. Comoroto tosses Knott to the mat and tags in Solow. Solow connects with a double stomp to Knott over Comoroto’s knee and gets the pin fall.
Winners: Aaron Solow and Nick Comoroto
Match #5 – Singles Match: Yuka Sakazaki vs. Dani Jordyn
They lock up and Jordyn applies an arm-bar. Sakazaki counters into one of her own, and then turns it into a side-headlock. Jordyn gets free, and applies one of her own. Sakazaki sends Jordyn off the ropes, but Jordyn drops her with a shoulder tackle. Jordyn runs the ropes, but Sakazaki drops her with a hurricanrana. Jordyn goes to the floor, but Sakazaki takes her out with a cannonball dive. Sakazaki rolls Jordyn back into the ring and goes for the cover, but Jordyn kicks out. Sakazaki takes Jordyn down and goes for a pick, but Jordyn counters with one of her own. Jordyn goes for the cover, but Sakazaki kicks out. Jordyn delivers forearm shots in the corner, and follows with a suplex. Jordyn sends Sakazaki to the corner, but Sakazaki counters with a few boots to the face. Sakazaki takes Jordyn down with a dropkick, and follows with a step-up kick in the corner. Sakazaki connects with a flying elbow and goes for the cover, but Jordyn kicks out. Jordyn comes back with a thrust kick, but Sakazaki comes back and delivers a suplex. Sakazaki goes to the ropes, but Jordyn cuts her off.
Jordyn brings Sakazaki into the ring with a neck-breaker and goes for the cover, but Sakazaki kicks out. Jordyn slams Sakazaki to the mat and goes for the cover, but Sakazaki kicks out again. Sakazaki comes back with a roll-up for two and follows with an elbow strike. Sakazaki goes for another cover, but Jordyn kicks out. Sakazaki delivers a short-arm lariat and goes for another cover, but Jordyn kicks out once more. Sakazaki delivers the airplane slam and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Yuka Sakazaki
Match #6 – Singles Match: Darby Allin (w/Sting) vs. Bear Bronson (w/Bear Boulder)
ALlin dropkicks Bronson into the corner, but Bronson tosses him away. Allin delivers another dropkick and comes off the ropes, but Bronson catches him and slams him to the mat. Bronson connects with a senton and goes for the cover, but Allin kicks out. Allin comes back with a few chops, but Bronson slams him into the corner. Bronson applies a bear hug, but Allin slaps him across the face and gets free. Allin sends Bronson to the corner and connects with another right hand. Bronson brings Allin back into the ring and slams him down. Bronson delivers a series of shots and picks Allin up. Allin counters with a chop block and takes Bronson down with a sunset bomb. Allin goes for the cover, but Bronson kicks out. Allin applies a wrist-lock, but Bronson comes back with forearm shots. Bronson connects with a few short-arm lariats, and then drops Allin with a big clothesline. Bronson goes for the cover, but Allin kicks out. Bronson puts Allin up top, but Allin comes back with a few right hands. Bronson comes back with shots of his own and climbs up as well.
Bronson goes for a back suplex, but Allin turns it and slams Bronson to the mat. Allin applies a sleeper hold, but Bronson slams Allin into the turnbuckles with a cannonball roll. Allin and Bronson go to the floor, and then Boulder and Sting get face-to-face. They role their partners back into the ring and stare each other down. Bronson Picks Allin up and slams him into the corner. Allin comes back with the Stunner and then hits a Coffin Drop off the ropes. Allin goes to the corner for another Coffin Drop and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Darby Allin