08th Jul2021

‘AEW: Dark’ Review (July 6th 2021)

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to this weeks review of AEW: Dark, I’m Phil and this is the last episode of Dark before AEW go back on the post-Covid road… Which means we might not be seeing some of the extras/enhancement talent going forward, which makes me sad. Anyway on with the review.

Match #1: Lance Archer def. Ryan Mantell

My Thoughts: Archer didin’t go ham on Ryan Mantell, giving the debuting wrestler a chance to show off before getting pummeled by Archer for the win. Made a real change seeing Archer wrestle for a little bit rather than just throw his opponent around the ring.

My Score: 2 out of 5

Match #2: QT Marshall & Aaron Solow def. Terrell & Terence Hughes

My Thoughts: Terrell & Terence Hughes got in some decent moves in this match, usually against Solow, but you just knew that Marshall was NOT going to lose this one, even if they tried to tease that outcome. Otherwise this was a great outing for the Hughes Brothers.

My Score: 2.5 out of 5

Match #3: Abadon def. Natalia Markova

My Thoughts: Much like Lance Archer’s match earlier, Abadon actually let the veteran Natalia Markova get in some offense before squashing her like a bug. Abadon’s on a roll right now and it can’t be too long until she’s up their in the rankings and SHOULD be in the title race!

My Score: 1.5 out of 5

Match #4: Matt Sydal def. Carlie Bravo

My Thoughts: I only just mentioned Bravo the other week when his tag team partner Shawn Dean was in a rare singles match and now here he his in a singles match of his own. Against Matt Sydal, who’s surely the hardest working man in AEW right now – seemingly wrestling on every show (alomst) every week!

My Score: 2 out of 5

Match #5: The Blade def. Trey Lamar

My Thoughts: I expected this one to be a squash match for The Blade, however it took interference from The Bunny AND a pair of brass knuckles for The Blade to get the win. An impressive debut for Lamar.

My Score: 3 out of 5

Match #6: Bear Bronson def. Big Trouble Bishop

My Thoughts: This was two man-mountains going at it. Bishop was the taller man and thus played the heavy, monstrous role while Bear Bronson was the good guy this time round.

My Score: 2 out of 5

Match #7: Fuego Del Sol & Marko Stunt def. Baron Black & Ryzin

My Thoughts: Yes, you read that right. Fuego Del Sol got his first win! Making him now 1-34… TIme to sign him right Tony Khan? Not only that but he hit the Torando DDT on Ryzin! A great post-match celebration too… A five-star match if ever there was one!

My Score: 5 out of 5

Match #8: Kris Statlander def. Viva Van

My Thoughts: Errrrrr….. I can’t think of anything for the rest of this review. How can I? Fuego Del Sol got a win with the Tornado DDT. That’s ALL I can think about…

My Score: 2 out of 5

Match #9: The Varsity Blonds def. Chad Lennex & Zachariah

My Thoughts: Fuego

My Score: 2 out of 5

Match #10: Angelico def. Prince Kai

My Thoughts: Del

My Score: 2 out of 5

Match #11: Wheeler Yuta def. Ryan Nemeth

My Thoughts: Sol

My Score: 1.5 out of 5

Match #12: Shawn Spears & Wardlow def. Hunter Knott & Rosario Grillo

My Thoughts: should

My Score: 1 out of 5

Match #13: Tay Conti def. KiLynn King

My Thoughts: be

My Score: 3 out of 5

Match #14: Colt Cabana, Alex Reynolds, 10, & Alan Angels def. Will Allday, Jason Hotch, Chandler Hopkins & Dean Alexander

My Thoughts: signed

My Score: 2 out of 5

Match #15: Jack Evans def. Mike Sydal

My Thoughts: to

My Score: 2 out of 5

Match #16: Red Velvet def. Ashley Vox

My Thoughts: AEW

My Score: 2 out of 5

Match #17: Penta El Zero Miedo & Eddie Kingston def. Chaos Project

My Thoughts: Tony!

My Score: 3 out of 5

Final Verdict: 5/5

This show gets 5 stars solely on the fact Fuego Del Sol hit a Tornado DDT and got the win, pinning Ryzin. That and the vlog crew, including Dustin Rhodes, coming out to celebrate. I hope to god this isn’t the last we see of Fuego on AEW programming. Seriously.

One Response to “‘AEW: Dark’ Review (July 6th 2021)”

  • Nathan Favel

    I see I’ve driven Phil totally insane. Good. Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen. HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Soon the nuclear codes will be mine! Also, I need a $250 million advance so I can totally not buy nuclear weapons.