AEW Dark Elevation spoilers: Full results from Monday’s online show taping (spoilers)
By Chris VetterProWrestling.net Contributor (@chrisvetter73)
AEW Dark Elevation Tape
Recorded June 22, 2022 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at UW–Milwaukee Panther Arena
Report by Dot Net Contributor Chris Vetter
The crowd was maybe 4,000. All but one of these matches were taped before the live AEW Dynamite.
1. Anna Jay beat Heather Reckless at 1:50. Jay somersaulted and hit a spinning kick while lying on the mat. It’s new. Jay won by locking the Queen Slayer choke.
2. Will Hobbs and Ricky Starkz (with Taz) defeated Jordan Kross and Joey Jet at 3:27. Jet had a big “Joey!” sing before his name was announced, so he is clearly known here. Hobbs spent most of the match beating the smaller Kross, with Starkz just standing on the ring apron, laughing at the vicious beating. Hobbs threw Kross to Starkz, who punched Roshambo in the face to score the pin.
3. Ruby Soho beat Missa Kate at 2:38. Soho hit a Kazarian-style rotating face plant for the pin.
4. Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee defeated GPA and Vic Capri at 4:05. Lee continued to give Swerve a side eye on the way to the ring; they are clearly still not on the same page. Lee hip-pounded all the way around the ring, and he did all the work. Swerve tagged himself in and climbed up to the top turnbuckle. Lee turned around and looked surprised to see him there, as if he thought Strickland was about to punch him. Strickland hit his jump kick to the head as an opponent sat on the mat. Yes, Lee did all the work, but Swerve got the pin.
* The Butcher, Blade and Rabbit walked out onto the ramp and just looked at Swerve and Lee. They didn’t go down the ramp, so it ended there.
5. Ethan Page (with Dan Lambert) defeated Serpentico at 1:35. Serpentico was the first loser to come down the ramp before the game. Page won with a Razor’s Edge Aerial Powerbomb for the pin.
6. John Silver beat “KM” Kevin Matthews at 2:21. Yes, it was the KM who competed in Impact Wrestling, often with Fallah Bahh. Obviously, KM is much bigger than Silver. Silver dropped KM on the ropes, looking like he was setting up for a 619, but instead hit a racing boot to the back of the head. Silver put KM on his shoulders, getting a huge pop, and he hit his spinning Death Valley Driver plane for the pin.
* Tony Khan welcomed us and thanked us for coming. He’s just a bundle of energy.
7. Brody King and Buddy Matthews defeated Brubaker and CJ Esparza at 2:34. Matthews would have pain in his shoulder, but he didn’t have duct tape. What you’d expect here, with King hitting some deafening chops and hitting his piledriver for the spit.
Fans prepared to leave after Rampage taped, but Tony Khan ran away and said we still have a game for Elevation.
8. Max Caster, Colten Gunn and Austin Gunn (with Billy Gunn, Anthony Bowens) defeated Evil Uno, Preston “10” Vance and Alex Reynolds at 5:10. Huge pop for Acclaimed’s music. Caster rapped about how they were “more fraudulent than your senator” (referring to Ron Johnson) and that he was going to leave opponents as bruised as Biden falling off his bike. Fairly standard match, with Billy Gunn causing a distraction, allowing one of his sons to get a rollup on Reynolds, with his feet on the ropes for leverage, to score the pin.
After the match, the Dark Order beat heels, including Billy Gunn. They all hit stuns on Billy Gunn. John Silver ran into the ring and did the Scotty 2 Hotty Worm. Gunn’s overreaction to the moves was complete nonsense. A fun way to end a show that didn’t end until around 10:30am CST, which is almost 4.5 hours.
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