SITD 8/25/21: Dark Order Dissension, Daniel Garcia NJPW Debut

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John Siino reviews this week’s editions of AEW Dark, AEW Dark: Elevation, NXT UK, 205 Live, NJPW Strong, Ring of Honor, and Main Event in under 15 minutes on Shot In The Dark.

This week we get two episodes of AEW Dark: Elevation including Daniel Garcia vs. Matt Sydal, Emi Sakura returns, Diamante recruits a partner to go against Big Swole and Julia Hart and there is further dissension between Dark Order as Alan ‘5’ Angels walks out on Evil Uno and the rest of the group.

NXT UK has two championship matches as Pretty Deadly defends the UK Tag Team Championship against Moustache Mountain and Meiko Satomura defends the UK Women’s Championship against Stevie Turner.

On ROH, the Women’s World Title Tournament continues with the quarter-finals as Quinn McKay takes on Rok-C and Miranda Alize vs. Nicole Savoy. As well as Demonic Flamita vs. Rey Horus in a No Disqualification Match.

PLUS, Siino gives his thoughts on the pay-per-views from this past weekend including IMPACT Wrestling Emergence and the two ROH Glory By Honor shows from Philadelphia.

Also, Britt Baker & Jamie Hayter continue their feud with Red Velvet & Kris Statlander on AEW Dark, two first time encounters on 205 Live, Daniel Garcia & Matt Morris (f/k/a Aiden English) debut on NJPW Strong, Ricochet vs. Angel Garza on Main Event and more!

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