Preview: AEW Dark (8/6/21) – Friday Night Dark

Friday Night Dark Special: Orange Cassidy vs jora Johl

AEW is producing a special edition of Dark tonight at 10pm EST, one week before the debut of their new show, Rampage. You’ll see Dante Martin and The Sydal Brothers in trios action, Kris Statlander, Abadon, and more! Here’s a rundown of the announced matches for Friday night Dark:

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  • Sage Scott & Jack St. Patrick vs. The Lucha Brothers (Penta El Zero M & Rey Fenix, w/ Alex Abrahantes)
  • Leila Grey vs. Kris Statlander (w/ Orange Cassidy)
  • “Pretty” Peter Avalon (w/ The Wingmen) vs. Frankie Kazarian
  • D3 & Ryzin vs. The Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus, w/ Marko Stunt)
  • Jora Johl (w/ Private Party) vs. Orange Cassidy (w/ Chuck Taylor, Wheeler Yuta, & Kris Statlander)
  • Angelica Risk vs. Julia Hart (w/ The Varsity Blonds)
  • Tre’ Lamar vs. IWGP United States Champion Lance Archer (w/ Jake “The Snake” Roberts on commentary)
  • Kelsey Heather vs. Abadon
  • Dante Martin & Sydal Brothers (Mike & Matt) vs. Darian Bengston & Vary Morales, & Aaron Frye
  • Baron Black vs Ethan Page
  • Nick Comoroto & Aaron Solo (w/ QT Marshall) vs. The Gunn Club (Billy & Colten)

Jora Johl vs. Orange Cassidy on AEW Dark

Jora Johl has been working the U.S. indies for the past few years under the ring names Harpreet Singh and Robo the Punjabi Lion, and this past May he made his AEW debut on Dark: Elevation in a losing effort against Penta El Zero M.  

“Big Money” Matt Hardy clearly saw something in Johl following their Dark: Elevation match in June, and welcomed the young star into The Hardy Family Office. Since then, Johl and Private Party teamed up against Orange Cassidy, Chuck Taylor, and Wheeler Yuta in an Elevation trios match, and although the babyfaces won that match, Johl has his opportunity to prove himself to his HFO teammates tonight on AEW Dark when he faces off against Cassidy in one-on-one action!

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