Episode 112 of AEW Dark is in the books! If you missed the live broadcast click here for the Cageside Seats stream. Let’s talk about what went down on YouTube. Your commentary team for this edition was Excalibur and Taz. Join us, won’t you?
Watch an all new #AEWDark TONIGHT at 7/6c - https://t.co/3lDQXSeoMG— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) October 12, 2021
-@andrewtypesword v @ShawnDean773
-@DarianBengston v @RealWardlow
-@alternative_ag v @EvilUno
-@Ashley_DAmboise v @KiLynnKing pic.twitter.com/eA647T1nrN
Andrew Lockhart vs. Captain Shawn Dean
Dean brought a record of 2-4 in this match. His opponent Lockhart was winless in AEW to this point, a record of 0-1. Dean hit him with a couple of arm drags and a drop kick. Lockhart rolled out to recover and blocked a suicide dive with a well timed punch and took over the match, mocking him by doing a march and dropping a big elbow, giving him a salute when he got up. Dean got back into the match at that point, tossing him with a back body drop and doing his own elbow drop before a backbreaker and the pin. Short, fun match.
Ashley D’Amboise vs. KiLynn King
King came to this match sporting a record of 12-10, while her “already in the ring” opponent D’Amboise had yet to win in AEW in nine matches to date. Yes, 0-9. Maybe it’s about time they let her get the pin in one Dark match. Just one. It wouldn’t hurt. The crowd at Universal Studios was solidly behind King, though given their respective records that’s no surprise, and she was high-fiving fans in the crowd before the opening bell to boot. She held up D’Amboise for a long delayed vertical suplex and got a two count after putting her down. D’Amboise attacked King with strikes and a swinging neckbreaker, getting a near fall of her own. King kicked her in the head and dropped her with an overhand right, then hit a European uppercut and backward elbows in the corner. The Kingdom Falls finished it.
Darian Bengston vs. Wardlow
Wardlow came out first with a singles record of 7-2 thus far in 2021. Bengston was yet another opponent in search of his first AEW win, bringing a record of 0-3 and a look that screamed “I’m trying to be this decade’s version of Raven.” Wardlow wasted no time getting extremely hardcore with him. Every spot Bengston tried, Wardlow would overpower him or just completely no sell his offense. Wardlow power bombed him, pulled him up by his locks, hitting him with a second, then finishing the match with his trademark F10. That was enough squash for a buffet, and Wardlow certainly looks like he could eat one by himself.
Anthony Greene vs. Evil Uno (w/ Colt Cabana)
Evil Uno entered for the main event with a 2021 record of 23-9 in singles competition. Just four matches tonight? Anthony Greene (f/k/a August Grey) was still winless in AEW to this point, facing Uno with a record of 0-2. Uno took down Greene with an atomic drop and a big chop, but Greene made a comeback with a ‘rana and a chop of his own. Bulldog by Greene for a near fall. Taz decided to describe Uno as “precision personified.” More chops from Uno as the fans chanted “one more time.” He stomped on Greene’s hands, hit an overhead suplex, another near fall. Uno pulled the hair and used a closed fist, both of which caused him to be admonished by the ref (some of our Cageside commentary crew will appreciate that). Greene took Uno down with high crossbodies and got a near fall with the second and third. Greene was admonished for a closed fist as well. Neck breaker by Uno for two. Greene with a kick to the gut and a crucifix bomb for two. He tried to go top rope and Uno cut him off with a punch. Greene blocked a superplex by throwing right hands, but missed with a crossbody as Uno stepped out of the way. Something Evil finished him off. If I hadn’t already said this previously, sign Anthony Greene and Stallion Rogers. They’d be fine additions to the AEW roster. We already know they can do the work in the ring.
Watch to watch/skip
Tonight’s “what to watch/skip” is brought to you by The Offspring. Honestly with a four match card there’s nothing to skip here. You can finish the entire episode in under 30 minutes, so grab a drink and a snack and enjoy yourself. The main event was the best worked match of the show, but there wasn’t anything unwatchable tonight.
Cageside commentary crew! Get up off your seats and leave your feedback in the comments section below. Enjoy Rampage and Dynamite this weekend and I’ll see you again next week for more Dark shows — same bat time, same bat channel!