Episode 32 of AEW Darkish: Elevation is within the books! In case you missed the stay broadcast click here for the Cageside Seats stream. Let’s go over what went down on Elevation this week. The announce group was Paul Wight, Eddie Kingston and Tony Schiavone — besides Schiavone was absent for the primary match lined under.
Penelope Ford (w/ The Bunny) vs. Infamous Mimi
Ford introduced a report of 14-4 to this match alongside together with her buddy The Bunny. Infamous Mimi was “already within the ring” with no earlier AEW report. Ford wasted no time beating on her whereas Kingston wasted no time making Christopher Wallace references. “Brooklyn rise up!” He additionally insisted on calling Ford “Peony-lope.” Mimi tried to work her approach again into the match with proper fingers, however Ford instantly gave her a face buster and a Muta lock to get a fast submission. The Bunny joined her within the ring to rejoice.
Adrien Soriano & Matthew Omen vs. Santana & Ortiz
The Proud & Highly effective group of Santana & Ortiz got here in 10-3 in 2021. Their opponents have been (say it with me now) “already within the ring” and “making their AEW debut.” They’d a supervisor with them, not that it improved their probabilities of selecting up a victory. About 60 seconds after it began it ended with a Avenue Sweeper and the pin. Squash-a-rooni.
Lee Moriarty & LSG vs. FTR (w/ Wardlow)
Moriarty and LSG have been already ready within the ring for FTR’s arrival — each with earlier AEW expertise however making their “debut” as a group. This FTR match lasted longer than a second, which can have come as a shock to a few of you. Money Wheeler even let LSG get somewhat shine earlier than Moriarty was tagged in. They exchanged one transfer earlier than Dax Harwood got here in and ran over Moriarty with a pair of shoulder tackles. Moriarty bought one arm drag in return. Harwood provided him a handshake and slapped him within the face to go together with it! He rolled out to keep away from a receipt and got here again in, Moriarty bought one other arm drag, then LSG bought the tag. Harwood dragged LSG to the nook and tagged Wheeler in for some stomps and a European uppercut. FTR did a rope assisted stretch. LSG went for a college boy cradle however referee Paul Turner was distracted by an argument about whether or not or not there was a tag. Moriarty bought tagged again in hit a DDT however was unable to make a canopy. LSG bought worn out on the surface however Moriarty stayed within the struggle within the ring. He lastly bought nailed within the face on the surface and bought the mind buster on the within for the pin. Moriarty is fairly rattling good.
Tay Conti (w/ Anna Jay) vs. Dani Mo
Tay Conti introduced a report of 33-5 to the ring whereas Tony Schiavone introduced Mark Henry to the commentary place. Pennsylvania native Dani Mo was making her AEW debut on this match, and he or she had a glance that instantly makes her stand out — pink and blue streaks in her hair with matching prime, trunks and knee pads. Sadly for her the function tonight was to be a sufferer of the D-D-Tay and get pinned fast, I imply REAL fast. I’d wish to know mo’ about Dani Mo so I hope they’ll convey her again.
Joey Janela (w/ Kayla Rossi) vs. Crowbar
Janela introduced a report of 9-4 together with a microphone so he might get warmth by calling the group in Philadelphia “a bunch of idiots” and say “the one sensible man right here is Ben Simmons as a result of he desires to get out.” Although Crowbar was making his AEW debut, very long time wrestling followers ought to know who Mr. Ford is. I feel they could have been relying on the group to know as nicely, however they didn’t appear to reply regardless of Janela making an attempt to warmth up the group. They DID reply when The Blue Meanie got here out to stop Janela and Rossi from bailing on the match. At that time Crowbar took over and began tearing aside the ringside barricade, doing a Vader Bomb off it for good measure. Janela hid behind Rossi to get well after which socked Crowbar within the jaw. He despatched Crowbar over the barricade, arrange a metal chair, and launched himself over the barricade to wipe Crowbar out on the cement. Again within the ring Crowbar recovered and did a delayed suplex right into a Gordbuster. Janela set him on the highest rope for a chop, Crowbar shoved him off, Janela faked a knee harm and Rossi ran in for a hurricanrana on Crowbar whereas the ref was busy. Janela hit a brainbuster however Crowbar kicked out at two with Meanie nonetheless watching at ringside. Janela went prime rope and mocked RVD’s signature frog splash however MISSED. Rossi fed a metal chair to Janela however he missed. After a northern lights suplex, Janela linked with a dying valley driver to finish it, however earlier than he might rejoice Sonny Kiss hit the ring. Rossi grabbed ahold of Kiss so Janela might hit a thrust kick, then went as much as the highest rope for a twisting corkscrew moonsault. They left Kiss in a heap with Crowbar and Meanie each nowhere in sight.
Ruby Soho vs. Emi Sakura (w/ Lulu Pencil)
Sakura introduced a report of 7-1 alongside together with her second Lulu Pencil. Soho introduced a report of 2-1 and was a right away crowd favourite from the second her entrance music hit. Sakura booted her within the intestine and whipped her across the ring to get the warmth, and the group began a “Ru-by So-ho” chant in response. Sakura swept her legs on the apron to ship her down face first, Pencil tried to beat on her, and Soho laughed it off. Sakura hit a again breaker and pulled her up earlier than the three depend, then paint brushed her with a boot. Sakura hit a neck breaker and tried to get the “we, will, rock you” chant going whereas Pencil mugged for the digicam. Soho caught a charging Sakura with a boot and the Philly followers chanted “let’s go Ru-by.” Soho began firing up with kicks and hit a flatliner for 2. They traded chops and Sakura bought the higher of it, hitting a again drop driver however having the Queen’s Gambit blocked. Soho kicked out of a magistral cradle. Sakura hit a chop and a lariat however Soho kicked out of the pin there too. Soho instantly responded with Riott Kick and bought the pin, throwing virtually instantly to a backstage interview with Crowbar and Meanie. “Thanks Tony Khan, thanks AEW, it’s superior.” Meanie: “Thanks to all of the followers who come out and assist skilled wrestling.”
The Butcher, The Blade & Non-public Social gathering (w/ The Bunny) vs. Lee Johnson, Brock Anderson, Chuck Taylor & Wheeler YUTA (w/ Kris Statlander)
Butcher & Blade have been 7-1 in 2021 whereas Non-public Social gathering have been 11-2. Anderson & Johnson had a tag group report of 3-1, whereas Finest Pals members Taylor & YUTA had no tag group report coming into this struggle. Bryce Remsburg did his finest to current the phantasm of sustaining management, however an eight man can be a cluster whether or not a shoot or a piece, and this one had loads of double teaming and unlawful interference. Double dives excessive rope by Taylor and Johnson worn out the heels. Blade bought a spinebuster from Brock and a frog splash from Johnson earlier than Non-public Social gathering broke up the pin. Butcher tagged in and turned Johnson inside out with a lariat for the pin.
What to observe/skip
Tonight’s “what to observe/skip” is dropped at you by Kenny Rogers. I do know Ruby is a Rancid fan however everyone knows her entrance tune by now so I made a decision to dig somewhat deeper. You completely want to observe Soho’s match — it was her Elevation debut and units her up for an enormous match with The Bunny later this week on Rampage. The FTR vs. Moriarty & LSG match was a nice shock, and it is best to regulate Moriarty as a possible AEW star of the longer term. The eight man tag predominant occasion was superb however not as a lot enjoyable as these two. In case you skip something skip Ford and Conti’s matches. They gave their opponents virtually nothing and consequently they did virtually nothing. Blink and you would miss each.
Cageside commentary crew! Stand up off your seats and depart your suggestions within the feedback part under. See you tomorrow evening for AEW Darkish!