AEW Dark Review by Kevin 7.07.20




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[[]Excalibur and Taz were commenting.

[]Brian Pillman Jr. (0-0) vs. Shawn Spears (7-2 and 2020)

[[]It’s a pleasure to see Pillman Jr in action. Like Spears’ game last week, he quickly found himself in trouble and needed a break to get advice from Tully. Once he did this, he became more vicious and used his possibly loaded glove. Pillman got some decent points, but it was mostly one-sided. Spears claimed victory with their C4 racing DVD in 5:11. Decent stuff and I can’t wait to get more Pillman Jr. [[]

[[]Spears put Pillman after the bell after loading the glove.

[]Big Swole (4-3 in 2020) against Rache Chanel (0-0)

[***]Chanel has a thing of seemingly more concerned with material things and her appearance than with her struggle. I really liked the way Chanel tried to send Swole strings to break a headache, but Swole was too strong and continued to take breaks. It’s the little things that count. Chanel almost broke Swole’s neck on a broken draped back. As Swole was reworked, we had an appearance from the Roll Model itself, Britt Baker. Swole retaliated and started shooting, including Dirty Dancing and the pump kick to win in 7:19. It was a little longer than necessary. Swole was good but Chanel was a bit sloppy. [3/4]

[[]After the match, Swole went to face Baker but Rebel chased her away.

[]A backstage interview was conducted with Allie and Brandi Rhodes. Fight for the Fallen was brought up and last year Brandi beat her with the help of Amazing Kong. They quarreled which led the team to victories until Dustin came. He told Allie that he knew she was going to break QT’s heart. He implored her not to do it and to focus on the success of the Nightmare Sisters.

[[]Frankie Kazarian (19-10) against Luther (2-1)

[]A victory places Frankie with Omega, Cody and Scorpio in the club of 20 victories. A clash of styles here. Kaz kept things surprisingly slow and it was Luther who came back with things like a spinning kick. This put the big man in control, but Kazarian continued to kick. Kaz started rallying with a flying forearm as if he were 2000 Chris Jericho. Just when it looked like Luther could win, Kazarian used a victory throw to secure the victory in 6:48. A stronger outing for Luther than I expected. Their styles did not match very well but it was still quite good. [[]

[[]Brady Pierce, Faboo Andre, Joe Alonzo et Tony Donati (0-0) contre The Butcher and The Blade (7-5) et The Lucha Bros (6-6)

[]Imagine having Fenix ​​and Pentagon on your list and having them just 6-6. The same could be said for Santana and Ortiz. Anyway, this is intended to preview the tag of eight men tomorrow. Donati interrupted CERO MIDEO and went right after the Pentagon. It was cool to see the Lucha Bros tandem again. The match failed and the Pentagon worked with Blade for a superkick / Brainbuster combo. He and Butcher even made CERO MIDEO. Butcher duplexes one of the jobbers in a Pentagon bomb on Blade’s lap and Fenix ​​added a dropkick to the top. It ended in 3:14. A super entertaining squash. [NR]

[[]Orange Cassidy (5-5) contre Will Hobbs (0-0)

[]Hobbs has an impressive physique. He spoke loudly when he saw Cassidy put his hands in his pockets. As soon as the bell rang, Hobbs charged. Cassidy moved, hit the post, then Cassidy hit the Superman Punch to win in 0:12. It was awesome. [NR]

[[]Michael Nakazawa (1-1 in 2020) against Shawn Dean (0-8)

[]Nakazawa immediately got out of a wiastlock by pouring oil on himself and squirming. It is a sight. Dean was more offended than many people on this show. He had decent round trips. Nakazawa touched a tackle and then a diving shoulder block earned him two. Dean hit a TKO and a Backstabber to become almost the first of these guys to win. Nakazawa put on the abdominal stretch and used his own g-strong on Dean’s face to try to win by submission. Gross. Dean survived but was criticized and lost in 5:42. Yeah, I’m not really into Nakazawa’s schtick. [[]

[]Serpentico (0-3) against Scorpio Sky (20-9)

[[]It had a good pace. Serpentico got out quickly and although Sky tried to slow him down, he couldn’t. Serpentico hit a pretty suicida tope who sent Sky into the railing. Back inside, he kept control and nearly won his first victory several times. They built a suplex spot that Sky kept blocking and he finally countered it with a brainbuster. Serpentico was still not done and hit a nice air attack for closer falls. Sky weathered the storm and won with the TKO in 9:58. A good round trip match. The sky continues to shine and Serpentico impresses. [[]

[[]Brandon Cutler and Peter Avalon (0-4) against Dark Order (6-0 in 2020)

[]Cutler and Avalon showed decent attack at the start. Cutler played face-to-face soon after and, surprisingly, Avalon got a sweet label. He did pretty well, even hitting an Arabian Moonsault for two. Leva tripped Grayson and chased her, so Avalon hit him with a springboard dropkick. Other members of the Order of Darkness came down and she hit them with a book before Cutler took them all with a tope con hill springboard. An offensive burst was their last hope. Avalon quickly fell at nightfall (?) In 7h23. It was solid because Avalon and Cutler grew up on me. [**1/4]