Big Swole def. Diamante
I'm familiar with Diamante from her brief run in IMPACT a few years ago and she's appeared on NXT before as well. She's super talented, so hopefully she signs with AEW at some point a lot like Swole did after a tryout or two. Unfortunately, she didn't have the most amazing showing here, but neither did Swole. There were a few awkward transitions (especially down the stretch) and the crowd was quiet for the most part. It was a decent match that could have been better.
Jurassic Express def. Strong Hearts
After not winning a single match for the first six months or so of their AEW run, it's nice to see that Jurassic Express are finally on a bit of a roll. They're super over with the audience and their matches are usually entertaining. As for Strong Hearts, we haven't seen much of them lately, but they're incredibly exciting in their own right. This was a very well worked match with the crowd coming alive down the stretch. It wasn't too long, but it was fun while it lasted.
This was another shorter show than usual from AEW Dark, though that may have been intentional because other stuff could have been taped for this week's episode of Dynamite taking place on the Jericho Cruise. It was far from a must-see episode, but the two matches were well wrestled with Swole picking up a much-needed win and Jurassic Express being a blast as always. Hopefully AEW Dark will become more important when it eventually hits TNT at some point.
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