Penelope Ford def. Anna Jayy
Following her most recent appearance on Dynamite, Jayy was signed to an AEW contract. She's really good from what I've seen and is a nice addition to AEW's women's division. However, this was all about Ford and showcasing her skills. In all honesty, she comes across as more of a star than Kip Sabian does. She, too, has potential. This was exactly what it needed to be for the time given.
Cody def. Joe Alonzo
Alonzo is one of the handful of independent wrestlers AEW has brought in over the past month to lose to the regular roster members. He's had solid showings any time I've seen him in action and I thought he looked impressive in defeat here. The match ended before they could get anything going, but then again, it wouldn't have made much sense for it to take Cody more than five minutes to beat a local athlete like Alonso.
This episode was advertised as being the second-ever edition of Dark to feature Cody in a match. That was the extent of it, because the matchup itself wasn't anything special. The same could be said for Ford vs. Jayy, but at least that was a bit better and went a little longer. The show was over in under 20 minutes, so while it makes for a quick and painless watch, it doesn't demand your attention the same way Dark once did.
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