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Malakai Black one of several AEW wrestlers at PWG Mystery Vortex 7

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Mystery Vortex 7 was a card full of surprises. That was the whole gimmick behind PWG’s first show since Dec. 2019 - and a smart one, too.

You didn’t need any backstage sources to know several of the wrestlers appearing would be from AEW. Several big names on Tony Khan’s rosters, and two of his Executive Vice-Presidents (The Young Bucks), were PWG staples long before they showed up on TNT.

When the Aug. 1 show in Los Angeles’ Globe Theatre was done, four AEW stars had appeared. They joined wrestlers from MLW, Impact & ROH for a show that also saw the return of a PWG founder.

Wingman JD Drake was out for the second match, and lost to ROH’s Brody King (who was recently backstage for an AEW taping). The penultimate bout was AEW guy vs. AEW guy, as Orange Cassidy defeated Evil Uno.

The main event saw PWG (and ROH) World champion Bandido retain his title against Black Taurus. He was then outnumbered by Black Taurus, Flamita, and Super Dragon. That last name is the aforementioned founder, who looks set to be returning to the ring for the first time since 2015.

Bandido got an assist from King, but it didn’t look to be enough until the lights went out and Malakai Black appeared.

After clearing the ring, Black and King embraced. Bandido challenged Super Dragon for Sept. 26’s Threemendous VI show, and Malakai said he’ll be back for that, so it looks like we have a main event or two for next month.

Which stars from which promotions will show up then? While you ponder that, here’s the full results of Mystery Vortex 7.

- Tony Deppen def. Jack Cartwheel
- Brody King def. JD Drake
- Flamita def. Arez
- Jonathan Gresham def. Lee Moriarty
- Aramis & Rey Horus def. Trey Miguel & Myron Reed
- Orange Cassidy def. Evil Uno
- Bandido (c) def. Black Taurus to retain the PWG World title