By - amorningofsleep
I think Julia Hart has a promising future in AEW. Hopefully she continues to gain more ring experience because I think she definitely has the look and she can work, if she can get promo time and perfect it I think she'll be fine.
Where's the love for Dani Jordyn? I can't be the only one
I didn't think Black Rose was going to win but It looked like Skye Blue had to work for that win
Taz is a Heel except when he's describing his friend Eddie Guerrero. You definitely can tell he misses his friend as we all do. Anywho, Santana/Ortiz Vs Lucha Brothers is the end game right?
I think it's worth noting that Wardlow is able to overcome how unintimidating the word "Wardlow" is.
No pun intended.. wait yes it is.. FUEGO WITH THE FUEGO PROMO
Am I the only one who thinks the crowd was dead at?
I think they filmed like 30+ matches back to back so that's probably why.
They probably need to cut it down
I might be going mad but I don't remember seeing the Alan Angels match last night.
I cant forget seeing Tony Nese, That's not a compliment
If we're lucky Sammie will put us all out of our misery, and they knock eachother out in the first 45* seconds not mins
The finisher by bear team its such cringe indie shit. Lets take 10 minutes to lift guy and drops him when he can just do a frog splash from the too rope. I would recommend the big guy just does a yokozuna or a vader splash.
They need to book more of the big guys wrestling each other. Wonder if jobbers like dani jordan ever realize that carrying book gimmick will never get over or anything apart from a jobber perhaps change the gimmick as shes been doing that since she started at aew.
Looking at griff garrison why do I get sting vibes from him is it the stinger splash.
>Looking at griff garrison why do I get sting vibes from him is it the stinger splash.
Could be that he's also a 7 ft surfer bro that you just want to turn into the crow?
Kind of funny that he seems so tall but hes just 6'3"
It's the hair and the size 21 shoes
Not the crow but the surfer sting.
Of course! That's first, my bad!
I’m not sure about this Infinito guy. A solid debut but his match did dragon a little bit.
Do I think he has the chance to be a world champion, the champion of this planet? Yes and no. To do that, you can’t be just a man, you need to turn into a monster.
Overall, I’d rate it a solid B+.
‘Can’t chop people for shit’.
Ethan Page and Fuego Del Sol was an awesome match. Page's interactions with the crowd and the boos that he got at the end were amazing. Honestly one of the best matches I've seen on Dark
Infinito wrestles like a lucha Bryan Danielson
But then again it can't be him, Bryan's too busy kicking heads in to do good lucha things.
Taz giving shoutouts to fellow ECW originals, love it
AEW could have their Rey mysterio in Fuego…he’s always over, working under, a natural babyface, and easy to root for.
This might be controversial but Fuego would benefit by putting on a little more size. His look would be much better and you could take him more seriously.
I could see fuego being a multi year underdog baby faces story, if he keeps getting better the crowd will just get more and more into him, one day it may be years from now, he will finally win the title he gave everything (including his car) for That TNT title.
Found Fuegos account
They already got PAC
They already got Rey Fenix.
That's a bit generous to Fuego. Mysterio is one of the greatest lightweight, high flying wrestlers of all time. Innovated that style in the American mainstream more than anyone else.
Push Mike Reed.
Yeah, he's not had much to do since Eastenders and his radio show finished.
You're such a Comedian.
There was a match featuring a cheerleader wrestling a knight.
The early 90s kid in me loves it.
"Mom, can we get Tyler Breeze?"
"No, we have Tyler Breeze at home."
Tyler Breeze at home: https://i.imgur.com/cxwJY0d.jpg
Wardlow's shoulder tackles and uppercuts are crisp
Bear Boulder is taller than freaking Wardlow?? Or was it just a posture thing
he is. wardlow is only 6'2".
yeah... knew i should have put quotes on that word
No offense, it just that he's a lot bigger than me, I didn't take how tall you were into consideration.
I also have some super tall friends (6'5" and taller)
Taz and Excalibur give me life
Sahara seven and abadon should have a match
I was hoping Excalibur would go full PWG commentary on Adam Cole
Needs to have Chuck Taylor in the booth to get into “Fat Piece of Shit” territory
I always like women matches in Dark. Since you don’t get that annoying picture and picture, most matches end up being long enough and pretty solid good watch.
PPA raided the Bucks’ wardrobe and calls himself Anthony Greene.
Were Cole and Greene friends in NXT or something? He gave that guy a ton.
AEW seem to be pretty high on Greene in general - he's had a few good showings since his first appearance.
He though it was trent
And then Tony Khan made Adam sign autographs and take pictures with everyone.
That show flew by! Great episode of Dark.
I'd rate that up there with Baron Black vs. Rey Fenix in terms of Dark Classics. Possibly even higher since it had a real build going in.
Budge and Greene killed it!
That was a fun match it could have been on Dynamite
Great main event
Hell of a finish.
That was a hell of a match.
Great performance by Greene
MAMA JUST KILLED A MAN
The Lost Buck seems to have Cole well-scouted! Who is this mans??
Anthony Greene is from the north east. He was Limitless champ, a promotion out of Maine, prior to going to NXT.
Know who else has been a Limitless champ? MJF, Christian Casanova and Daniel Garcia.
Winner of this faces Ory Locan in the Tournament Tournament finals at Takeover 67.
AEW seems hot on Anthony Greene, I can see why. Cole and Greene work amazing together.
Crucifix Bomb into Single Leg Crab is a *damn* good combo. Greene genuinely looking credible here even as an underdog.
This is the best match of this Dark. Well-worked between these two!
Podcast sunrise lol.
Well now Adam has a name if he ever wants to start his own podcast.
"Welcome to another episode of Podcast Sunrise with your host BUDGE."
Everyone's got one.
Adam Cole in a smaller venue, when he can be heard interacting with the kids in the crowd, yeah I get it why he could bag a role model dentist.
Dude has more charisma than a level 20 bard.
Greene doing a pretty good job of being the hopeless underdog just tanking abuse in this match. Sells Cole's power level even when they're not actually trading shots.
Yeah he's really getting the crowd on his side. I really want him to get it done.
> I really want him to get it done.
Seeing as Butch failed us.
I'm off to bed after this as it's 130am UK time. Thanks for making me laugh so much reddit with the Taz and Ex podcast, see you guys next week.
How many NXT/ROH guys did he beat with that?
Cody has to dress up as Fuego Dos and Bryan Danielson has to dress up as Infinito. Meanwhile PPA just puts on a pair of pants inspired by the 60's or 70's and doesn't shave his chest or face for a few days.
> Cody has to dress up as Fuego Dos and Bryan Danielson has to dress up as Infinito
Why would they dress up as two other wrestlers?
If you're not working the crowd at least as much as Cole, you're doing studio wrestling wrong.
Out of curiosity, did these two ever cross paths in NXT?
Bryce is gonna have a serious anti-Team Taz bias next time he ref’s one of their matches.
That enthusiastic girl in front row could be the Elite Zone Izzy, lol!
Hopefully with less terrible parents.
"Nobody's gonna cheer for you, give up!"
*Crowd starts cheering for Greene.*
That was a good move. The studio really pays dividends sometimes.
Anthony Greene's tights were the runners up in the NXT 2.0 branding change.
lmao Taz is the best
Bryce Remsburg catching strays from commentary, lol!
I wish we could’ve heard what that girl yelled at Cole to get everybody to laugh
Bryce is ON THIN ICE!
Mom can we get Drip God Seth Rollins?
We have Drip God Seth Rollins at home
Drip God Seth Rollins at home : Anthony Greene
See, they had a plan for that all along.
Adam: "That was *my* shirt. Tony only gave me one."
Cole is such a weirdly wholesome dude out of the ring that doing the shirt spot probably breaks his heart.
Adam “Hammy Jones” Cole
Speaking of guys who would've owned vlogs.
Candido was amazingly entertaining.
How many "Adam Cole Baybays" is that? Four?
Adam Cole is for the kids, always shouting out babies.
Did anybody notice Excalibur in the front row unmasked?
I’m erasing you saying this from my mind. I never want to know what he looks like! I need that mystery in my life!
Um what where?
He's directly center on the hardcam, same guy Anthony Greene tagged during his entrance
Maybe this week a going over my head but how can he commentate and be in the crowd? Unless it’s edited first and then they add commentary?
The commentary is added in afterwards, yes. Most of the matches were filmed weeks ago.
That's exactly what happens. They tape and edit with the commentary track being added afterwards. It's how they can make up to date references regarding upcoming shows and angles. This particular Dark was filmed like a month ago with a bunch of other ones.
So weird seeing adam Cole on a AEW show as NXT is airing
Wasn't greene also an nxt guy?
205 mostly I think
Adam Cole is the tweenerest tweener heel to ever tween and heel.
I feel like the only way to get this man over as a true, only-gets-boos *heel* would be sequential attacks on Tony Schiavone, Fuego del Sol, Marko Stunt, and Evil Uno.
Which is why a program with OC is perfect. Want to get the crowd into a riot? Beat the shit out of Orange.
And yell at Negative One.
Though Negative is 1-0 against him, so I don't think he wants that smoke.
The only people brave enough to cross -1 are Miro and Tay Conti.
Adam Cole knows his goddamn place on the pecking order.
>The only people brave enough to cross -1 are Miro and Tay Conti.
And even then Miro is praying to his god to have the strength to overcome the unbridled mass of pre-puberty power that is Negative 1.
You thought you were gonna get a shirt from a heel.
Be better Orlando.
Booo that shirt tease lol!
Cole making sure they dont throw his shirt back.
The Boom hits different when there's only 50~ people in attendance lol
Checking Greene's Cagematch, it looks like Dangertown is actually somewhere in Massachusetts.
It's named for the drivers.
Y’all who went to Universal tapings, is it normally park guests or folks coming purely for the tapings? I’m just trying to gauge while watching the reactions from the audience, especially with how well the Fuego/Egon match played with the audience
Purely for the tapings. You have to get tickets a few days before online. They are free and "sell out" in like under an hour. Next taping is this Friday so going to those also.
Yeah they sell out quick. Glad I managed to get tickets again this time. See you there
You buy tickets or claim them so I’d assume fans
Storebrand Peter Avalon vs. THE BUDGE.
Fuego always sells the Ego's Edge well. Just gets yeeted.
I like that part of Ethan Page’s moveset is just YEET!
Well, at least Fuego can say for sure that he lasted a lot longer in his second match with Ethan.
You will never convince me Ethan wasn't smooching at his tag team partner through the camera.
In a completely, almost horrifyingly heterosexual sort of way.
Ethan was all the way up North with that one.
So I never watched it. Is this what the plot to Lucha Libre was?
It's been a while since I saw it but I think so, give or take an orphanage.
Those 2 lil lady's in front are really into this. Thats awesome. Reminds me of the old school territory studio taped shows.
Great opportunity for heat for heels too.
Wrestling needs Hatpin Mary’s
“AEW is too adult”
"I hope you step on a lego, Ethan!"
Now that's just mean.
Those kids in the front row are giving Fuego all his strength
I can’t believe those children failed Fuego. Those little bastards didn’t cheer enough. This is on them.
Fuego could get a sponsorship with Faygo.
Faygo Del Soda.
lol the little girl calling Ethan an asshole.
That was the coolest curbstomp variant ever.
Page loves the kids
Mobile can't afford to lose Fuego.
They already lost the great Bobby Eaton and their tourism board can't take another hit that big so soon.
Ethan Page is really hamming it up for the kids in the front row, a true professional
Page is getting a real kick out of terrorizing those children
Fuego is a town mascot?
Excalibur and Taz just openly laughing about the botches earlier in the show, they're in rare form tonight
Did Ex almost call him Egon?
Fuego is just face Serpentico. There, I said it.
Fuego vs. Luther and Serpentico
Luther and Fuego are equally using Serpentico as a weapon on one another it ends up looking like the match is Serpentico vs. Fuego and Luther
No one knows who to pin and the match ends in time limit draw
I need one of TK’s burner accounts to read the above comment.
Gonna need someone to use him as a weapon, just to check.
I find it so weird when Excalibur gets made fun of for knowing the names of moves.
Smart shaming Jones
Imagine all the undercard folks in WCW/WWF and possibly ECW who would've loved vlogs to get them across instead of internet forums.
The Filthy Animals were pretty much the Vlog Crew before the Vlog Crew
The Cruiserweight division would've fucking ruled the vlog scene.
I'd have liked to know what Sick Boy enjoyed for lunch.
In all seriousness late 90s Jericho would have been unreal.
Man, I'd love to see Fuego land a TNT Title run someday.
yooo, what if he takes it from Sammy??
People *fucking love* Fuego. Dude is a legit, real world, work work work make your dreams come true American hero.
If I’m an AEW heel; I’m immediately getting into a long term program with Fuego.
He is 100% white meat pure babyface that gets the crowd to legit boo anyone that goes against him.
As another commenter mentioned; he got Luchasaurus boo’s! Who the fuck does that?!?
I don’t like playing imaginary booker, but in this case: Fuego vs Black or vs Andrade or even vs Danielson. Long term story with multiple matches, promos, vignettes and the JR sit down.
You wanna be a heel and get boos?! Fight Fuego.
Miro pulled that off so good. He always was this cruel paladin of vengeance for his hot wife and God. Then his mini-feud with Fuego who also is married and has kids. This turbo-over, could be the model for Gerber baby foods, pure babyface Fuego vs this *monster* Miro.
I knew Miro was going to murder him, yeah, but deep down there was this little kernel of "But.. maybe?"
Miro vs Fuego II - I was actively rooting against my Redeemer. I wanted Fuego to win so bad.
I completely agree; you want to establish a heel? Have them fuck up Fuego del Sol. Shower them in hatred.
Fuego is so loved the dude is an alignment hazard for any face who fights him. Goddamn *Luchasaurus* got booed for fighting Fuego.
That's a thing I love about AEW. The company doesn't shit on the crowd, they respect the boos and cheers.
FFS, CM Punk got boos while fighting Kingston. CM PUNK! BOO'D! And the company wasn't like "oh what a wacky crowd not knowing what to cheer for" they ride with it.
As Excalibur says, you gotta give the people what they want!
Apropos of nothing, Fuego looks like he's built up some muscle, good for him!
When you don't want to commit to Friendship.
Taz just hates friendship.
Damn, talk about lopsided
He just Moose'd his ass.
Ethan Page is *finally* going to do something wrong.
But, y'know, I forgive him for it.
I'd like to see more of the Prince.
Perhaps with Queen Aminata by his side.
Mother and Son combo
If I knew that much karate I’d be all ego, too.
All Fuego Ethan Del Sol
Ethan Page single match, I kinda miss it
It's tiiime, for the MAIN EVENT!