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AEW Dark: Elevation Taping Sees Big Return

AEW Dark Elevation

AEW taped their YouTube offering Dark: Elevation on Wednesday night and the show saw a big return take place, keep reading if you want to know more.

On the Elevation taping, Anthony Bowens was facing Griff Garrison of The Varsity Blonds in one-on-one action. During the match, Max Caster made his return after several weeks on the sidelines helping his tag team partner Bowens to pick up the win and signal that once again The Acclaimed have arrived.

Caster’s last appearance on-screen for AEW took place on the 3rd of August edition of AEW Dark when The Acclaimed teamed with The Hardy Family Office to defeat The Sydal Brothers and The Varsity Blonds.

That appearance caused some controversy when Caster included some lines that many watching took offence to. The show was subsequently taken off YouTube for a spell so the entrance could be cut before being re-uploaded.

AEW President Tony Khan then addressed Caster’s rap in an appearance on Busted Open Radio, saying:

“Last night on Dark, Max Caster’s rap was terrible. I was not out there in the moment when he did it, it was not during Dynamite, I was out back when Max had said this rap. I had not heard it until last night, truthfully. In the editing process, it should have been caught. We deleted the episode and re-posted it with that edited out but it shouldn’t have aired and I put such tight controls on Dynamite and this would never have happened there because Max’s raps I have always gone over them with him and frankly, every segment on Dynamite I don’t write or script wrestler’s promos but the bullet points I give.”

“So in this case, it shouldn’t have happened and what will happen going forward is I will be taking over the editing of Dark and Elevation myself. I was already editing Dynamite and Rampage and I do a lot and now I will also be editing Dark and Elevation. So it’s unfortunate that it came to that.”

The Acclaimed are not scheduled to be a part of the upcoming All Out pay-per-view but ‘Platinum’ Max will be performing in Chicago on Thursday, August, 2nd.