For the first AEW Dark: Elevation of 2022, All Elite Wrestling presents eight matches. Jake Atlas will be making his AEW debut on Dark: Elevation. Also in action will be Jay Lethal, Andrade El Idolo, Riho, and more! Here’s a rundown of the announced matches.
AEW Dark Elevation Card (1/3/22) – Jake Atlas Debuts
- JP Harlow vs. Andrade El Idolo (w/ Jose The Assistant)
- Jay Lethal vs. Troy Hollywood
- Jake Atlas vs. Serpentico
- Angelica Risk vs. Skye Blue
- Scorpio Sky (w/ Dan Lambert) vs. Ray Jaz
- Riho vs. Valentina Rossi
- Mike Orlando & Shayne Stetson vs. The Dark Order’s John Silver & Alex Reynolds (w/-1)
- Megan Bayne vs. Leila Grey
A NEW EPISODE of #AEWDarkElevation drops TOMORROW at 7/6c featuring:
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 2, 2022
A Major Debut on Elevation
Former 205 Live star Jake Atlas makes his AEW debut on this week’s episode of Dark: Elevation when he takes on Serpentico!
Atlas was one of the bright lights of WWE’s much-overlooked cruiserweight division, working with other current AEW signees like Tony Nese and 2point0. Like those other talents, however, Atlas was let go as part of WWE’s never-ending cuts of 2021. Atlas had flirted with the idea of retiring from wrestling altogether following his release, but appeared at Game Changer Wrestling’s EFFY’s Big Gay Brunch Chicago and Ring of Honor’s Death Before Dishonor, both in September, before taking the next few months off.
Whether Atlas has signed with AEW or if he’s just passing through isn’t clear at this point. There are rumors that he is in fact All Elite, and Atlas could have great matches with the likes of Daniel Garcia and Bobby Fish. At the same time, Tony Khan recently stated that he’s going to have to slow down on the talent signings after binging all last year, so whether or not Atlas makes the cut — or even wants to make the cut at this point — is yet to be seen.
At any rate, it should be interesting to see him in an AEW ring against Serpentico on this week’s edition of Dark: Elevation!
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