John Siino reviews this week’s editions of AEW Dark, AEW Dark: Elevation, NXT UK, IMPACT Wrestling, NXT Level Up, NJPW Strong, NWA USA, NWA Powerrr, and WWE Main Event in under 15 minutes on Shot In The Dark.
This week on IMPACT Wrestling, Killer Kelly makes a statement in her return. KUSHIDA also makes his in-ring debut as he takes on Rich Swann in the main event, Josh Alexander goes one-on-one against Shera and Johnny Gargano sends in a special message.
NXT UK has a couple championship matches as Brooks Jensen & Josh Briggs defend the Tag Team Championship against Mark Andrews & Wild Boar and Ilja Dragunov defends the UK Championship against Wolfgang in their first one-on-one encounter..
On AEW Dark, Parker Boudreaux (the former Harland from NXT) debuts as Ari Daivari’s newest acquisition for The Trustbusters. PAC continues to defend his All-Atlantic Championship around the world, this time, stopping at RevPro to face Connor Mills, as Kip Sapian scouts PAC ringside while wearing a box on his head.
Also, Cole Karter joins The Factory on AEW Dark: Elevation, Aussie Open vs. Stray Dog Army in a tag team title tournament semi-final match on NJPW Strong, a special ‘Surge’ episode of NWA USA, Tyrus defends his Television Championship on NWA Powerrr, Ikemen Jiro & Quincy Elliott team up to take on Edris Enofe & Malik Blade on NXT Level Up, Asuka & Dana Brooke vs. Carmella & Tamina on WWE Main Event and more!
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