Episode 86 of AEW Darkish featured the debut of Marty Martinez, Lance Archer murdering, and the subsequent chapter within the feud between the Hardy Household Workplace and the Darkish Order.
The rouge’s gallery passing by means of Darkish has seen many faces. Some are extra acquainted than others. One specifically stood out on this episode as a former Lucha Underground champion. That man is Marty “The Moth” Martinez, utilizing his actual identify Martin Casaus.
Casaus’ look is just not an enormous shocker, however it’s nonetheless cool for followers of Lucha Underground. Final month, he posted a picture of his journey taking him to the Nightmare Manufacturing facility. It made logical sense that it was solely a matter of time earlier than he would pop up on AEW programming. Tonight was that evening. Casaus stepped into the ring in opposition to fellow Lucha Underground alum “The Machine” Brian Cage, who was flanked by Hook.
Casaus took it to the muscle man with a loopy smile on his face.
Casaus initiated a take a look at of power then booted Cage within the intestine. Cage paid Casaus again with a dropkick. Cage smashed Casaus’ head into the turnbuckles, however it had no impact. Casaus fired away with bludgeoning blows. Casaus ran the ropes ducking clotheslines, nonetheless, Cage caught the crossbody try and countered right into a DVD. The match progressed with Casaus withdrawing for a plancha over the ropes.
In the long run, Casaus’ craziness could have backfired. He licked his palm and shoved it in Cage’s face. I’m not fairly positive what he was attempting to do, however it fired up Cage to pummel him with a discus lariat and Drill Claw for victory.
Casaus regarded good in defeat. He moved effectively with robust offense whereas exhibiting his signature oddball perspective. Let’s hope this displaying opens doorways in AEW or elsewhere. Three cheers for The Moth!
Right here’s the Darkish lineup with scores (Dynamite, aggressive, showcase, squash) on which matches are price your time towards Dynamite:
- The Acclaimed vs. Fuego Del Sol & D3 (showcase)
- Matt Sydal & Mike Sydal vs. David Ali & Aaron Frye (showcase)
- Andrew Palace vs. Dante Martin (showcase)
- Varsity Blonds vs. Duke Davis & Ganon Jones (showcase)
- Marty Casaus vs. Brian Cage (aggressive)
- Leyla Hirsch vs. Renee Michelle (showcase)
- Jake St. Patrick vs. Lance Archer (squash)
- Diamante vs. Raychell Rose (showcase)
- Lee Johnson vs. Will Allday (showcase)
- Penelope Ford vs. Ashley D’Amboise (showcase)
- Cole Karter vs. Colt Cabana (squash)
- KiLynn King vs. Dani Jordyn (aggressive)
- Liam Grey & Adrian Alanis vs. SCU (showcase)
- Blade & Personal Occasion vs. Evil Uno, Stu Grayson, & 10 (Dynamite)
Matt Hardy’s feud with the Darkish Order was the function with two promos. As soon as motion picked up in the primary occasion, it turned the highest match of the present. King versus Jordyn and Casaus versus Cage have been additionally high quality contests. Archer’s destruction was satisfying. Take your decide on the remainder.
Watch the present here.
Excalibur teamed with Taz to name the motion. Justin Roberts was the ring announcer.
The Acclaimed defeated Fuego Del Sol & D3. Max Caster’s rap had references to Lego, Prego, and Motion Bronson.
Fuego’s twister DDT try was countered by Anthony Bowens for a suplex into the nook. A slam and flying elbow drop combo earned the win.
Matt Sydal & Mike Sydal defeated David Ali & Aaron Frye. Sizzling tag to Matt for an inside hook fisherman’s buster adopted by a double Meteora flying knee assault. The pin was damaged, so the Sydal brothers completed with a teamwork Lightning Spiral slam.
Dante Martin defeated Andrew Palace. Martin rallied with a hurricanrana to his opponent off the turnbuckles then linked on a 450 splash for victory.
Varsity Blonds defeated Duke Davis & Ganon Jones. Jones missed a moonsault. That allowed a sizzling tag to Griff Garrison to scrub home with a Stinger splash and a spear. Brian Pillman Jr. tagged in for a teamwork powerbomb to win.
Matt Hardy was happy with one other alternative for the HFO to kick Darkish Order butt. Bunny was upset about that turd Darby Allin injuring Butcher’s cleaver hand. Hardy blamed his losses to Allin and Hangman Web page on the Darkish Order. The plan is to embarrass these idiots a lot that they go away AEW.
Leyla Hirsch defeated Renee Michelle. Hirsch capitalized on a missed moonsault from Michelle for a working knee to the top then an armbar to win.
Lance Archer defeated Jake St. Patrick. Jake Roberts was on commentary. St. Patrick dropkicked Archer throughout his entrance, however the tide was rapidly turned with a chokeslam on the stage. Archer battered his opponent and used a helicopter slam in the long run.
The Darkish Order is not going to tolerate any extra tomfoolery from Hardy’s hooligans. HFO shall be competing in opposition to the Darkish Order’s most devious members in Evil Uno, Stu Grayson, and 10.
Diamante defeated Raychell Rose. Diamante got here alive with a Russian leg sweep, working dropkicks within the nook, and a flying double stomp to the again. She closed with a stunner to arrange Code Purple.
Lee Johnson defeated Will Allday. Johnson caught a hurricanrana to counter right into a buckle bomb. A fisherman’s neckbreaker over the knee completed it.
After the match, QT Marshall attacked Johnson. QT shouted about not being thanked by Huge Shotty. Dustin Rhodes ran in for the save with a bull rope. Anthony Ogogo, Aaron Solow, and Nick Comoroto got here out on stage to guard their coach.
Penelope Ford defeated Ashley D’Amboise. Kip Sabian was ringside. A handspring cutter led to a fisherman’s suplex and victory.
Colt Cabana defeated Cole Karter. Cabana smashed his opponent’s head into the turnbuckles then pounced for a Superman pin to win.
KiLynn King defeated Dani Jordyn. Backwards and forwards bout. Highlights embody King catching a crossbody on the ground for a fallaway slam, a DDT within the ropes from Jordyn, a flipping neckbreaker from Jordyn, and a German suplex from King. In the long run, King prevailed with a Kingdom Falls ahead face-plant maneuver.
SCU defeated Liam Grey & Adrian Alanis. Frankie Kazarian was in bother after taking a backbreaker, neckbreaker, and spinebuster. He broke free with clotheslines to tag Christopher Daniels. Order was quickly restored for SCU to win by way of Finest Meltzer Ever. The digital camera and commentary made some extent to indicate Cezar Bononi and JD Drake within the crowd for a potential future matchup.
Evil Uno, Stu Grayson, & 10 defeated Personal Occasion & Blade. Matt Hardy, Bunny, Colt Cabana, Alex Reynolds, and 5 have been ringside. With help from Cabana, the referee caught Bunny stomping Uno, so he ejected each Bunny and Hardy. The match heated up in the long run when Grayson exploded for suplexes. HFO rallied with Foolish String, a teamwork neckbreaker powerbomb, and a 450 splash to Grayson. Darkish Order was in a position to break the pin. Grayson recovered with a backflip double kick. The match broke down with strikes throughout. 10 ran in to avoid wasting Grayson from a powerbomb by trapping Blade with a full nelson. Blade tapped out to the submission.
Time for some fast ideas. I like seeing these two promos previous to the primary occasion. They have been easy segments however made an enormous distinction in making me invested within the match. Varsity Blonds have to work on their powerbomb nearer. They’ve been utilizing varied strikes over the weeks with Brian Pillman Jr. flying in so as to add pressure. I respect experimenting, however this one wasn’t so sizzling. Pillman’s contribution most likely didn’t add a lot to the affect. The awkwardness may need really prevented full energy from Griff Garrison. Ashley D’Amboise caught my eye from the newcomers. She appears to be like like an athlete. That was Dani Jordyn’s finest match by far on Darkish. She shined when given the chance. KiLynn King retains getting higher. If she ever goes on a roll, all this difficult work will make it rewarding for her and her followers.
Share your ideas on Darkish. Who stood out most for episode 86? Which was your favourite match?