AEW held two tapings for AEW Dark on July 16, 2022. The two massive tapings were filled to the brim with matches as well as some noteworthy debuts and some interesting news. Let’s take a look at all of the AEW Dark taping spoilers available as well as other news and notes.
AEW Dark Taping Spoilers for July 16, 2022
- Kiera Hogan def. Allie Recks
- Alex Reynolds def. Ryan Nemeth
- Marina Shafir def. Tracy Nyxx
- Slim-J def. Blake Li
- Cole Karter def. Mike Orlando
- Dante Martin def. Peter Avalon
- Angelo Parker def. Cameron Stewart
- Ari Daivari W/Slim-J def. Blake Christian
- Post Match: Daivari’s name change was noted in an interview with Tony Schiavone. Daivari is now rich via a trust fund and is scouting for talent
- Julia Hart def. Renee Michelle
- Lee Moriarty def. Ren Jones
- Serena Deeb def. Viva Van Note: Deeb had a glad baring the name Deeb’s Dojo
- Jonathan Gresham def. Joran Oasis
- Wheeler Yuta def. Bryce Donovan
- Post Match: Yuta and Daniel Garcia traded insults
- Mercedes Martinez def. J-Rod
- Post Match: Martinez and Deeb had a stare down
- Willow Nightingale def. Harley Cameron
- Ari Daivari & Slim-J def. Tayshaun Prince & Logan Cruz
- Post Match: Daivari and J were interviewed again
- Diamante Def. Rocky Radley
- Max Caster & Anthony Bowens def. Ryan Nemeth & Peter Avalon Note: Avalon and Nemeth appear to be running with a “Kings of Dark” gimmick
- Aaron Solo & Nick Comoroto def. KC Rocker & Caleb Teninty
- Shawn Dean def. Jonathan Hudson
- Rebel (not Reba) def. Giselle Azure
- Brock Anderson def. Serpentico
While results are not available for this show we do know the matches taped:
- Serpentico vs Parker Boudreaux w/Daivari & Slim-J
- Robyn Renegade vs Willow Nightingale
- Mafioso Valentina vs Abadon
- Baliyan Akki vs Angelico
- Renee Michelle vs Emi Sakura
- Cobra vs Josh Woods
- Invictus Khash vs Rohit Raju
- Charlette Renegade vs Skye Blue
- Sonny Kiss vs Bobby Orlando
- Bear Bronson & Bear Boulder vs Axel Rico & Iniestra
- Kayla Rossi w/ The Diamond Shiek vs Avery Breaux
- TNT (sons of D-Von) vs Griff Garrison & Brian Pillman Jr.
- Jay Lethal vs Logan Cruz
- Blake Christian vs Powerhouse Hobbs
- Ari Daivari vs Fuego Del Sol
- Cezar Bononi vs Markus Kross
- Charlette & Robyn Renegade vs Allie Recks & Rocky Radley
- Anthony Ogogo vs Enhancement Talent
- The Skulk vs Peter Avalon & Ryan Nemeth
- Lucky Ali vs Blake Christian
- Marina Shafir vs Viva Van
- Vary Morales vs Jora Johl
- Cezar Bononi vs 10
- Max Caster vs Enhancement Talent
- Aaron Solo & Nick Comoroto vs Dante Martin & Matt Sydal
Those are the AEW Dark taping spoilers for both taping one and two!
Cole Karter Returns
— JJ Williams (@JJWilliamsWON) July 16, 2022
Fresh off his release from NXT 2.0 the man formerly known as “Two Dimes” is back in AEW under his old moniker Cole Karter. Karter made a number of appearances on Dark before being signed by the WWE but is now back in the fold with AEW at an opportune time.
Kayla Rossi Repackaged
Last time fans saw Kayla Rossi she was managing Joey Janela. She made quite the impact when possible including her memorable moonsault foot stomp to Sonny Kiss. It appears that Rossi will now be part of the women’s division and she has a manager of her own in The Diamond Shiek.
Ari Daivari not only got a new name and gimmick but he has a faction of his own. Now accompanied by Slim-J and Parker Boudreaux the trio are called the Truthbusters. If we had to guess this faction will be a part of the new Ring of Honor based on the quick push during this taping to give them wins and promo time, but time will tell on that.
Baliyan Akki Debuts
Fans of DDT, ChocoPro/Gatoh Move, and even Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling will recognize Akki who is on an excursion to America currently. Akki’s most notable work has been in ChocoPro/Gatoh Move where he is a former Super Asia tag champion, but he is also one of the voices of TJPW where he provides English commentary.
— JJ Williams (@JJWilliamsWON) July 16, 2022
When images of Deeb’s Dojo flag emerged many fans rushed to speculate that Deeb would be heading up a faction. While that is likely, she has in the past run seminars under the Deeb’s Dojo moniker and intends to open a training school of the same name. The flag may just be an attempt to advertise the brand ahead of an opening.
Stay tuned to the Last Word on Pro Wrestling for more on this and other stories from around the world of wrestling, as they develop. You can always count on LWOPW to be on top of the major news in the wrestling world. As well as to provide you with analysis, previews, videos, interviews, and editorials on the wrestling world. You can catch AEW Dynamite Wednesday nights at 8 PM ET on TBS and AEW Dark: Elevation (Monday nights) and AEW: Dark (Tuesday nights) at 7 PM ET on YouTube. AEW Rampage airs on TNT at 10 PM EST every Friday night.