Preview: AEW Dark (5/17/22) – ROH Pure Title Match

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This week’s AEW Dark has an incredible line-up with nine total matches. Emi Sakura looks to continue rebuilding her momentum as she takes on the debuting Devlyn Macabre. Our focus will be on two huge matches as QT Marshall and The Factory continue their war with New Japan Pro-Wrestling as they face Alex Coughlin, Clark Connors, Karl Fredericks, Yuya Uemura, and Kevin Knight. Next, the ROH Pure Championship is on the line as Wheeler Yuta looks to defend against the man he dethroned, Josh Woods, on AEW Dark.

AEW Dark (5/17/22) – Full Card

  • Layna Lennox vs. Marina Shafir
  • A.F.O.’s Angelico and Jora Johl vs. Baron Black and Anthony Catena
  • Bear Country vs. The Workhorsemen
  • Devlyn Macabre vs. Emi Sakura
  • The Acclaimed’s Max Caster vs. Tyler Uriah
  • New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Alex Coughlin, Clark Connors, Karl Fredericks, Yuya Uemura, and Kevin Knight vs. The Factory’s QT Marshall, Aaron Solo, Nick Comoroto, Brick Aldridge, and Blake Li
  • Wheeler Yuta vs. Josh Woods
  • Skye Blue vs. Amber Nova
  • The Wingmen’s Ryan Nemeth vs. Best Friends’ Trent Berretta
  • Chaos Project vs. Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee

New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s Alex Coughlin, Clark Connors, Karl Fredericks, Yuya Uemura, and Kevin Knight vs. The Factory’s QT Marshall, Aaron Solo, Nick Comoroto, Brick Aldridge, and Blake Li

The Factory’s QT Marshall, Aaron Solo, Nick Comoroto, Brick Aldridge, and Blake Li look to make a statement as they take on New Japan standouts Alex Coughlin, Clark Connors, Karl Fredericks, Yuya Uemura, and Kevin Knight. This will be the toughest match-up of the night to predict a winner due to the sheer talent involved.

The only distinct advantage would go to New Japan, more specifically Fredericks. For those who don’t know, he defeated QT at NJPW Strong Collision, which could be on QT’s mind heading into this match-up. It’s a tough call, but I think New Japan will pick up the victory in this match-up.

Wheeler Yuta vs. Josh Woods

Josh Woods looks to reclaim the ROH Pure title he lost at Supercard of Honor XV as he faces Wheeler Yuta on AEW Dark. Woods is a highly talented technical wrestler, and I would give him a strong chance against any other opponent. However, while he was competitive with Yuta in their last match, this is not the same man he faced before.

Since they last faced off, Wheeler has joined Blackpool Combat Club and is now under the learning tree of the great William Regal. Not to mention, he’s now able to pick the brains of arguably the two best wrestlers on the planet in Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley. Of course, this would be enough to give Yuta the edge, but he’s also fully embraced his violent side, which was only beginning to show when these two last faced off.

Woods will impress as always, but Yuta will emerge victoriously? Either way, this is a Dark you will not want to miss!

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