AEW Dark Results (3/17/20): Christopher Daniels vs. Stu Grayson

AEW Dark Results 3/17/20
The Maverik Center
Salt Lake City, Utah

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

AEW Dark Hosts: Tony Schiavone and Dasha Gonzalez.

First Match: (1-0) Colt Cabana vs. (0-11) Peter Avalon w/Leva Bates 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Cabana backs Avalon into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Strong lockup. Stalemate in the corner. Cabana starts reading a book. Cabana used the book to distract Avalon. Cabana kicks Avalon in the gut. Cabana hands the book over to Bates. Cabana trips Avalon. Avalon reverses out of the irish whip from Cabana. Cabana crawls under Avalon. Cabana blasts Avalon with a knife edge chop. Avalon kicks Cabana in the gut. Cabana applies a wrist lock. Bow and Arrow Stretch Exchange. Cabana applies a bodyscissors hold. Cabana with The Gator Roll for a two count. Avalon pulls the left shoulder of Cabana into the top rope. Avalon dropkicks Cabana to the floor.

Avalon poses for the crowd. Avalon kicks Cabana in the face. Avalon with clubbing blows to Cabana’s neck. Avalon with a knife edge chop. Avalon rolls Cabana back into the ring. Avalon with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Avalon applies the bow and arrow stretch. Cabana with a Standing Iconoclasm. Cabana with Two High Elbow Smashes. Cabana dives over Avalon. Cabana with two double hand chops. Cabana ducks a clothesline from Avalon. Cabana unloads a flurry of right jabs. Cabana hits The Bionic Elbow. Cabana with a short splash for a two count. Cabana is distracted by Bates. Tug Of War over Bates shhhh finger. Cabana kisses Avalon. Cabana clotheslines Avalon back into the ring. Cabana connects with The SuperMan to pickup the victory.

Winner: (2-0) Colt Cabana via Pinfall 

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Second Match: (3-9) The Hybrid 2 vs. (0-10) Brandon Cutler & (1-4) Michael Nakazawa 

Angelico stats shoving Brandon Cutler before the bell rings. Jack Evans drops Cutler with a SpringBoard Corkscrew Kick. Angelico with a straight right hand. Angelico drives Nakazawa chest first into the turnbuckles. Angelico with a forearm shot across the back of Nakazawa. Evans tags himself in. Angelico has Nakazawa isolated in the corner. Evans throws himself into Nakazawa’s back. Belly to Back Suplex/Flying Double Foot Stomp Combination for a two count. Evans with a straight right hand. Evans dumps Nakazawa back first on the canvas. Evans tags in Angelico. Angelico delivers his combination offense. Angelico sweeps Nakazawa down to the canvas. Angelico applies multiple head/leg capture submission holds. Angelico tags out to Evans.

Evans repeatedly stomps on Nakazawa’s chest. Evans is throwing haymakers at Nakazawa. TH2 are abusing the referee’s ten count. Nakazawa with heavy bodyshots. Nakazawa with a forearm smash. Nakazawa blocks a boot from Evans. Up and over goes Evans. Evans drops Nakazawa with The Corkscrew Kick. Evans applies The Octopus Stretch. Evans tags in Angelico. Nakazawa kicks Evans in the gut. Angelico drives his knee into the midsection of Nakazawa. Nakazawa uses baby oil to escape the standing chin lock. Angelico stomps on Nakazawa’s back. Angelico tags in Evans. Nakazawa denies The Double Vertical Suplex. Nakazawa crawls towards Cutler. The baby oil makes Angelico lose his balance. Nakazawa tags in Cutler. Cutler with two clotheslines. Cutler avoids The SpringBoard Corkscrew Kick from Evans. Cutler with a Flying Forearm Smash. Cutler with a Belly to Back Suplex. Cutler pulls Evans back inside the ring. Cutler hits The Phenomenal Forearm. Cutler plays to the crowd.

Cutler with The Swinging Full Nelson Slam for a two count. Cutler reverse out of the irish whip from Angelico. Cutler sweeps out the legs of Angelico. Cutler with a Fake Out Windmill Kick to Evans. Cutler follows that with The Guillotine Leg Drop. Cutler with a SlingShot Enzuigiri. Cutler with an Inside Out Lariat. Cutler lands The Suicide Dive. Cutler connects with The SpringBoard Elbow Drop for a two count. Cutler tags in Nakazawa. Cutler bodyslams Evans. Turkish Oil Splash/Running Leg Drop Combination. Nakazawa inadvertently blinds Cutler with the baby oil mist. Angelico dropkicks Nakazawa into Cutler. Nakazawa ducks a clothesline from Angelico. Evans with a double boot. Evans wipes out Cutler with The Quebrada. Angelico side steps Nakazawa into the turnbuckles. Angelico with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Angelico with a Running Crucifix Bomb into the turnbuckles. Evans lands The 630 Senton Splash to pickup the victory.

Winner: (4-9) The Hybrid 2 via Pinfall 

Third Match: (11-4) Riho vs. (1-2) Penelope Ford w/Kip Sabian 

Forearm Exchange. Ford kicks Riho in the gut. Ford applies a side headlock. Ford drops Riho with a shoulder block. Riho matrix out of the pinning predicament. Riho dropkicks Ford. Riho with Two Rising Knee Strikes. Sabian trips Riho from the outside. Ford matrix under a clothesline from Riho. Ford nails Riho with The Stunner. Ford transitions into a ground and pound attack. Ford puts her leg on the back of Riho’s neck. Riho kicks Sabian in the chest. Ford whips Riho back first into the turnbuckles. Ford with a double back handspring back elbow smash. Ford follows that with a Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Second Forearm Exchange. Ford goes for the matrix evasion, but Riho counters with a standing double foot stomp. Riho hits The Tiger Feint Kick. Ford is staggered. Riho connects with The Crucifix Bomb for a two count.

Riho argues with Sabian. Ford with a straight right hand. Ford goes for The SuperPlex, but Riho blocks it. Riho sends Ford crashing to the canvas. Riho lands The Flying Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Ford drops Riho with The Fireman’s Carry GutBuster for a two count. Ford drives her knee into Riho’s back. Ford mocks Kenny Omega. Riho avoids The V-Trigger. Riho with The Bridging Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Ford negates The Snap Dragon Suplex. Ford uses the middle rope to create separation. Standing Switch Exchange. Riho drills Sabian with The Snap Dragon Suplex. Ford shoves the referee towards Riho. Ford with The HandSpring Cutter. Ford plants Riho with The Bridging Fisherman’s Suplex to pickup the victory.

Winner: (2-2) Penelope Ford via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: (5-4) Christopher Daniels w/SoCal Uncensored vs. (9-3) Stu Grayson w/The Dark Order 

The referee immediately ejects The Dark Order and SCU from the ringside area. Grayson talks smack to Daniels. Daniels with a flurry of right jabs. Daniels is throwing haymakers at Grayson. The referee is trying to calm down Daniels. Grayson drives Daniels back first into the turnbuckles. Daniels ducks a clothesline from Grayson. Daniels with a chop/forearm combination. Daniels applies a side headlock. Daniels drops Grayson with a shoulder tackle. Grayson drops down on the canvas. Grayson regroups on the outside. Grayson shoves Daniels. Grayson decks Daniels with a back elbow smash. Grayson applies a side headlock. Daniels leapfrogs over Grayson. Double drop down. Daniels with a baseball slide dropkick. Daniels repeatedly throws Grayson into the steel barricade. Daniels with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count.

Daniels with a straight right hand. Daniels slams Grayson’s head on all four top turnbuckle pads for a two count. Daniels goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Grayson lands back on his feet. Grayson with a waist lock go-behind. Daniels answers with a back elbow smash. Daniels ducks a clothesline from Grayson. Daniels with a sunset flip. Grayson drops Daniels with The Uranage Slam. Grayson poses for the crowd. Grayson transitions into a rear chin lock. Grayson kicks Daniels in the back. Grayson drives Daniels face first into the top turnbuckle pad. Grayson unloads two knife edge chops. Following a snap mare takeover, Grayson with a running knee strike for a two count. Daniels reverses out of the irish whip from Grayson. Daniels with a backslide cover for a two count. Daniels with an inside cradle for a two count. Daniels tees off on Grayson. Grayson with a knee lift. Grayson follows that with the cross chop for a two count. Grayson toys around with Daniels.

Daniels with heavy bodyshots. Grayson scores the elbow knockdown. Grayson hits The SlingShot Senton on the ring apron. Grayson didn’t have Daniels in the proper pinning predicament. Grayson drags Daniels to the corner. Grayson goes for The Flying Double Foot Stomp, but Daniels ducks out of the ways. Daniels with The Exploder Suplex into the turnbuckles. Daniels with two clotheslines. Grayson reverses out of the irish whip from Daniels. Daniels kicks Grayson in the chest. Daniels drops Grayson with The STO. Daniels with The Blue Thunder Bomb for a two count. Grayson side steps Daniels into the turnbuckles. Daniels launches Grayson over the top rope. Grayson nails Daniels with The Swinging DDT. Grayson follows that with a Running Pump Knee Strike for a two count. Grayson is shocked.

Daniels negates Night Fall. Grayson matrix under a clothesline from Daniels. Grayson with The Pele Kick. Daniels responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Daniels goes for Angel Wings, but Grayson lands back on his feet. Grayson with The SitOut FaceBuster for a two count. Daniels avoids The BME. Daniels connects with Angel Wings for a two count. Grayson had his foot on the bottom rope. Grayson with clubbing elbow smashes. Daniels side steps Grayson into the turnbuckles. Daniels drops Grayson with a FlatLiner. Daniels lock in The Koji Clutch. Daniels is distracted by one of the creepers. Daniels rolls Grayson over for a two count. Daniels uppercuts Grayson. Grayson goes for Night Fall, but Daniels rolls him over to pickup the victory. After the match, The Dark Order brawls with SCU and Colt Cabana to close the show.

Winner: (6-4) Christopher Daniels via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez