The future is so bright for professional wrestling. AEW Dark: Elevation will be showcasing yet another batch of talented men and women making their respective debuts on this week’s show. There is no shortage of main event caliber names as well. A former world champion and one of the baddest men in wrestling will go up against two of the most impressive prospects in the main event; one of four main events, as a matter of fact. It’s the present versus the future and it could not get any better than this.
If you’re a fan of independent wrestling, you must tune into this week’s show as the indie darlings will finally have their much-deserved time in the spotlight. The veterans will not let up, so expect them to dish out punishment and quite possibly a rude awakening to the stars that may take their place as the years pass. Monday Night Fight Night is upon us. We will not keep you waiting any longer. Monday is the day and YouTube is the place – AEW brings you Dark: Elevation. Let’s run it down.
#AEWDark Elevation this Monday at 7/6c – https://t.co/hYWoocs7E7
– 1 of 4 Main Events: #TheNatural @dustinrhodes from #NightmareFamily v. #theFactory's @aaronsolow
– #3 Ranked @TayConti_ is in singles action
– #theFactory's #QTMarshall v. Barron Black
– #JungleBoy is in action pic.twitter.com/mN6M2b7IVs
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) May 16, 2021
Full AEW Dark: Elevation Match Card:
- AEW Dark: Elevation Showcase: Paul Wight Sits Down with Ryan Nemeth
- KiLynn King vs. The Bunny (w/H.F.O.)
- The Acclaimed vs. Kevin Bennett & Kevin Blackwood
- Lance Archer (w/Jake “The Snake” Roberts) vs. Bear Bronson
- Legit Leyla Hirsch vs. Natalia Markova
- Robo vs. Penta El Zero Miedo
- Scorpio Sky & Ethan Page vs. Jaylen Brandyn & Traevon Jordan
- Tay Conti vs. Kiah Dream
- Baron Black vs. QT Marshall (w/The Factory)
- Daniel Garcia vs. Joey Janela
- Thunder Rosa vs. Robyn Renegade
- Adrian Alanis vs. Jungle Boy (w/Marko Stunt)
- Mike Sydal vs. Brian Cage (w/Hook)
- Private Party (w/H.F.O.) vs. Dark Order’s Alex Reynolds & Alan “5” Angels
- Dustin Rhodes vs. Aaron Solow (w/ The Factory)
- Jon Moxley & Eddie Kingston vs. Danny Limelight & Royce Isaacs
A Legit Confrontation on AEW Dark: Elevation
Legit Leyla Hirsch has been on a hot streak as of late. The Russian star has won her last seven matches and it seems no one will stop her anytime soon. Hirsch’s impressive winning streak is a showcase of how talented she really is and people should take notice. Dismantling and submitting anyone with a pulse, Hirsch backs down from no one. A fellow countrywoman might put her to the test as Natalia Markova makes her AEW debut. Markova has wrestled for independent promotions such as Independent Wrestling Federation, American Combat Wrestling, and the much-revered SHINE Wrestling, being a former SHINE Nova Champion in her own right. A battle of two domineering Russian women, who will come out on top? It’s Hirsch versus Markova. Sit tight folks, it’s going to be quite a fight.
The Acclaimed Versus a Couple of Buffalo Brothers
The cocky duo of Max Caster and Anthony Bowens, collectively known as The Acclaimed, will be in action. They will face a returning Kevin Blackwood and his Buffalo brother in the form of Kevin Bennett, who’s making his AEW debut. Since Bowens’s return, The Acclaimed has racked up two consecutive wins picking up where the team left off before his injury. With wins, of course, comes Caster’s rhymes. Every victory fuels Caster to be more and more volatile to his opponents, whether it’s in the ring or on the mic. With the being said, Bennett has had his fair share of rhyme battles in his time in the indies; he and Blackwood might just have something to say about Bowens and Caster’s attitude as of late. Will Bennett and Blackwood disrupt The Acclaimed’s flow or will Caster and Bowens spit fire and pick up another W?
A Dream or a Nightmare?
The multi-discipline mixed martial artist Tay Conti will be in action against a very game graduate of the D-Von Academy, Kiah Dream. Her debut in All Elite Wrestling right off the bat will not be an easy one. Fresh off an inspiring effort against Hikaru Shida, Conti continues to climb her way back to the top of the AEW women’s rankings. She might not have won the big one, but she bounced right back by defeating Madi Wrenkowski in singles action just a couple of weeks ago on AEW Dark: Elevation. The Brazilian star will not stop until she sees the light at the end of the tunnel once again. Will Dream achieve her dream and win in her debut or will Conti get the best of her in her quest back to the mountaintop?
Zero-Fear, Zero Mercy
Penta El Zero Miedo is in no mood to fool around after his recent loss to Orange Cassidy. The next man who stands toe to toe with him will not be in for a good night. Unfortunately for AEW’s first-ever Punjabi competitor, Robo, he will be put smack-dab in the middle of Penta’s crosshairs. Robo’s AEW debut will be a true test of will for the young up-and-comer. Will “The Punjabi Lion” pull an upset or will Penta show no mercy and dispatch Robo as violently and as ruthlessly as he can?
La Mera Mera Faces a Renegade on AEW Dark: Elevation
Thunder Rosa is ready for a fight as she faces a product of The Nightmare Factory, Robyn Renegade. Rosa has won seven straight across AEW and the National Wrestling Alliance. Competing for two major wrestling promotions is no easy feat, but Thunder Rosa has managed not only to compete for two companies simultaneously but also win and perform at the highest level. Renegade will have her toughest opponent to date, so she better have her game face on and execute everything QT Marshall has taught her. Will Renegade rebel and pick up the victory or will Rosa continue her dominance and, once again, emerge the winner?
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