15th Oct2020

‘All Elite Wrestling: Dark’ Review (Oct 13th 2020)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s All Elite Wrestling: Dark review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we’ve got your ex here on line one and they are pissed about EVERYTHING YOU EVER DID, YOU SON OF A B—CH! Hey, while you get reamed (Harry Reemed) by the former love of your life, why don’t you check out the ratings for the matches and see if you agree? Also, don’t forget to bring a towel…FOR ME TO POOP ON!

  • Jungle Boy def. Evil Uno, Frankie Kazarian and The Blade: Fatal 4 Way Match – 3.3
  • The Lucha Brothers def. Lee Johnson and Cesar Bononi – 3
  • Brandon Cutler vs. Peter Avalon (Double Count-Out) – 3.5
  • Matt Sydal def. Sonny Kiss – 3.2
  • Dark Order (3, 4 & 10) def. Aaron Solow, Angel Fashion and M’Badu – 2.9
  • Red Velvet def. Elayna Black – 2.6
  • Ricky Starks def. Fuego Del Sol – 2.8
  • The Gunn Club (Billy and Austin Gunn) def. Ryzin and Maxx Stardom – 2.7
  • Darby Allin def. Nick Comoroto – 3.1
  • Colt Cabana def. Griff Garrison – 3
  • Nyla Rose def. KiLynn King – 2
  • Joey Janela def. D3 – 2.8
  • Wardlow def. Elijah Dean – 2.5
  • Eddie Kingston def. Baron Black – 2.3

News Of The Night:

  1. Christopher Daniels fights Shawn Spears, next week.

Final Verdict: 3/5

When this show let the matches go for a while, this show shined. Anything with a 3 or better is worth checking out, while the matches that ranked below the 3 mark were mostly just squash matches. Fourteen matches on a show that is less than two hours is ridiculous. There are three hour shows that somehow struggle with seven matches, so what made Tony Khan think that fourteen on a show of this length would work?

Tony really is pushing to be the next Herb Abrams, because he makes these hair-brained decisions (like he does with his family’s other two sports teams) that just don’t make sense. Tony should really split these tapings into two shows a week, so they have room to breathe. I get that people think that these are just growing-pains, but this league has been here a year and is getting worse all the time. You know, just because Vince McMahon has gotten worse over time, it doesn’t mean you have to follow suit.

You’ll find a lot of excellent wrestling in the first half of this show and I wish I could say that about the whole show, but Tony just can’t do anything with any sort of tact it seems.

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