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AEW Dark Recap & Review – Episode 17

AEW Dark
Episode 17

Original Air Date: January 28, 2020
(uploaded to YouTube)

Event: Bash at the Beach (Bash)
City: Coral Gables, FL
Venue: Watsco Center
Date: January 15, 2020

Event: Chris Jericho’s Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Rager at Sea Part Deux: Second Wave (Rager)
City: Nassau, Bahamas
Venue: The Ship of Jericho (Norwegian Pearl)
Date: January 22, 2020

Commentary: Excalibur, Jim Ross, Tony Shiavone
Ring Announcer: Justin Roberts


Intro Video

Ring Area (Rager)
Tony Shiavone welcomes us to Dark and introduces tonight’s matches.


Match 1 (Bash)
Tables Match
“The Native Beast” Nyla Rose vs Shanna
(referee: Bryce Remsburg)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Nyla Rose wins by chokeslamming Shanna from the ring apron through a table on the floor
Time: 8:05

Match Thoughts
Good match. Shanna got a good amount of offense in this which I liked. I wasn’t surprised by anything here tonight, and I kind of wish this had at least been on Dynamite, but I still enjoyed the match.


Ring Area (Bash)
After the match, Nyla Rose sets up another table at ringside. Rose puts Shanna on her shoulders and starts to climb the turnbuckles, but Sadie Gibbs runs out help Shanna. Gibbs attempts an attack on Rose, but Rose ends up powerbombing Gibbs through the ringside table.


Match 2 (Rager)
“Superbad” Kip Sabian vs QT Marshall
(referee: Aubrey Edwards)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Kip Sabian wins via pinfall with his hands on the ropes and leverage assistance from Penelope Ford
Time: 6:29

Match Thoughts
Pretty good match. Sabian and Ford continue to be an annoyingly effective team. The execution of the finish made me roll my eyes a little (the referee had to actively avoid noticing the cheating going on), but the match was fine overall.


Match 3 (Bash)
Stu Grayson & Evil Uno w/ Alex Reynolds, John Silver vs “The Concrete Rose” Sonny Kiss & Brandon Cutler
(referee: ?)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Evil Uno pins Sonny Kiss after a tandem Gory Bomb (Uno) and diving cutter (Grayson)
Time: 3:10

Match Thoughts
Pretty good match for what it was. This was more about the story than the action. The commentators were talking about how Dark Order is looking to recruit Brandon Cutler, and the match reflected that. Cutler was never able to tag in, and Dark Order focused all of their attacks on Sonny Kiss.


Show Impressions
This was one of the weaker episodes of Dark. Not bad necessarily, but not that great either. The matches were just okay overall.

Match of the Night
Nyla Rose vs Shanna
I still hope they get to have a better grudge match in the future, but this was the most entertaining match of tonight’s show.



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