Preview: AEW Dark (5/3/22) – Leon Ruffin Makes AEW Debut

AEW Dark Leon Ruffin Debuts Vs Tony Nese
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Tonight’s episode of AEW Dark is stacked with nine total matches announced. Toni Storm looks to remain undefeated in AEW as she faces Diamante, who has not lost a singles match since July of 2021. Dante Martin faces a familiar foe in Invictus Khash, but this time, they collide in singles action. Our focus on tonight’s AEW Dark will be on Tony Nese, fresh off spoiling the debut of Cheeseburger, looking to do the same against the debuting former NXT North American Champion Leon Ruffin.

Full AEW Dark Card (5/3/22)

  • Jacey Love vs. Julia Hart
  • Angelico vs. Yuya Uemura
  • Dante Martin vs. Invictus Khash
  • Lord Crewe vs. Shawn Spears
  • The Wingmen’s Ryan Nemeth vs. Dark Order’s John Silver
  • Powerhouse Hobbs and Ricky Starks vs. Terry Yaki and Jay Lucas
  • Varsity Blonds vs. The Workhorsemen
  • Tony Nese vs. Leon Ruffin
  • Toni Storm vs. Diamante

Leon Ruffin Makes AEW Debut

Leon Ruffin looks to make a big impression in his AEW debut on Dark. Unfortunately, for him, he will be facing Tony Nese, who has been riding a wave of momentum since joining up with Mark Sterling. Nese is coming off a great showing against the debuting Cheeseburger on Dark: Elevation. Not to mention, as I’ve stated before, Nese has been quietly dominant in his AEW career, with only two losses on his record.

However, if Ruffin has shown anything in his career, it’s to never count him out of a fight. He shocked the world when he defeated Johnny Gargano for the NXT North American Championship; he could easily pull out the upset over Nese. This is one of the tougher match-ups to call, but I give Nese the edge. It will be a great match no matter the outcome, and this will not be the last time we see Leon Ruffin in an AEW ring.

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