AEW Dark Taping Spoilers – May 1st 2022

AEW Dark

AEW returned to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida on Sunday, the 1st of May for two sets of tapings for AEW Dark.

These tapings were noteworthy for the AEW debuts of former NXT North American Champion Leon Ruff and former IMPACT Wrestling star Jake Something. The tapings also saw New Japan Pro Wrestling LA Dojo stars compete ahead of the Forbidden Door show in June that will feature both AEW and NJPW competitors doing battle.

Below you can find the full spoilers for both sets of AEW Dark tapings, provided by

First Session

* John Silver (w/ Negative 1) defeated Ryan Nemeth (w/ Peter Avalon)

* Shawn Spears defeated Lord Crewe. After the match, Spears laid out Crewe with a powerbomb and a chair shot.

* The Varsity Blondes (w/ Julia Hart) defeated The WorkHorsemen (JD Drake and Anthony Henry). Following the match, The Varsity Blondes told Tony Schiavone that if The House Of Black wanted Hart to join them then they’d have to come and get her.

* Ricky Starks & Powerhouse Hobbs defeated Terry Aki & Jay Lucas

* Tony Nese (w/ Mark Sterling) defeated Leon Ruff

* Julia Hart defeated Jaycie Love

* Dante Martin defeated Invictus Khash. After the match, it was announced that Martin will face Rey Fenix in an upcoming Owen Hart Foundation Tournament qualifying match.

* Toni Storm defeated Diamante

* Angelico defeated NJPW’s Yuya Uemura

* Jay Lethal (w/ Sonjay Dutt and Satnam Singh) defeated Jake Something

* Alex Reynolds (w/ Evil Uno and Ten) defeated Jake Manning. Following the match, Evil Uno and 10 were attacked by Cezar Bononi and Tiger Ruas.

* The Gunn Club defeated Warren J and Zack Zilla (Zack Mason)

* Shawn Dean defeated Serpentico (w/ Luther)

* Brock Anderson and Lee Johnson (w/ Arn Anderson) defeated Brick City Boyz

* Abadon defeated Vicky Dreamboat

* Jora Johl (w/ Angelico) defeated Trip Jordy

* The Factory’s Aaron Solo and Nick Comoroto (w/ QT Marshall) defeated The DKC and Kevin Knight of NJPW’s LA Dojo. After the match, Marshall offered Knight and DKC spots in The Factory. Both men rejected the offer resulting in a brawl until other members of NJPW’s LA Dojo came down to make the save.

* Rohit Raju defeated Adam Priest

* 10 & Evil Uno (w/ Negative 1) defeated Cezar Bononi and Tiger Ruas

Session Two

* ‘Platinum’ Max Caster defeated Tyler Uriah

* Marina Shafir defeated Layna Lennox

* Bear Country defeated The WorkHorsemen

* Emi Sakura defeated Devlyn Macabre

* Trent Beretta defeated Ryan Nemeth. After the match, Peter Avalon attacked Trent until Rocky Romero made the save.

* Skye Blue defeated Amber Nova. In a post-match interview with Tony Schiavone, Blue said she was excited for her future in AEW.

* Yuya Uemura, Clark Connors, Karl Fredericks, Alex Coughlin & Kevin Knight of NJPW’s LA Dojo defeated QT Marshall, Aaron Solo, Nick Comoroto, Brick Aldridge & Blake Li of The Factory

* ROH Pure Champion Wheeler Yuta (c) defeated Josh Woods to retain the title. Judges at ringside were Jerry Lynn, BJ Whitmer, and Ace Steel.

* Kris Statlander defeated Avery Breaux

* “Daddy Magic” Matt Menard and “Cool Hand” Angelo Parker of The Jericho Appreciation Society defeated Eli Isom and Cooper

* AQA defeated Brittany Jade

* Lee Moriarty defeated Alan Angels

* Sonny Kiss defeated Carlie Bravo

* Robyn Renegade defeated Vicky Dreamboat. Charlette Renegade switched in for her twin sister and got the win. After the match, Schiavone pointed out what happened. Robyn re-entered the ring and supported her sister.

* Anthony Ogogo defeated Trenton Storm

* Leva Bates defeated Kiah Dream

* Roppongi Vice defeated The Wingmen (Ryan Nemeth & Peter Avalon) (w/ JD Drake). Orange Cassidy came out to ringside to even the odds, closing out the show.