AEW Dark Results 4/14/20
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Commentators: Cody Rhodes and Tony Schiavone
Ring Announcer: Dasha Gonzalez
Preview For Colt Cabana/Lance Archer
– These quotes came from this weeks Road to TNT Championship episode, which is available right now on the All Elite Wrestling YouTube channel.
Colt Cabana: I’ve known what i’ve done in my career, where i’ve been, my past, the experiences that i’ve had. For me, I excepted to come in, to have an undefeated record, to be someone that fans are talking about going, oh, he’s good. But I feel there was a lower expectation on me from people within the company and maybe even a separate demographic of fans and now i’m blowing their expectations. But not for me, I’ve always known that i’m a great competitor, a great wrestler. Yeah, a little charismatic, a little over top, a little fun.
Jake The Snake Roberts: You know, when this whole thing came about, TNT coming up with this championship and wanting to put somebody out there in front, I think it was made for us. I’ll tell you why. They would love to have a Lance Archer out there in front, you want to take something to a party, take him into the party. Everybody’s gonna look, everybody’s gonna bow down. When he walks into a place, he commands attention. Lance was made for this. In our minds, that championship belt is a ball. Do you really want to come try and take this ball away from that dog? Lance is going to enjoy this, because each time he wins, he knows he’s gonna be getting a little bit closer to what we want.
Colt Cabana: My whole career, I have been a fight from the bottom guy. Prove my work, show my worth. Lance Archer, okay, dominant in Japan, right? So we want him here in AEW, the guy’s been dominating the far east for so long, we’re gonna bring him finally back to America so he can prove himself. What about me? I’ve been dominant in Japan for over 15 years.
Jake The Snake Roberts: Oh, Colt Cabana, i’ve watched you for years. Hell, I know what you’re capable of and you got some stuff, but not near good enough. You look at Lance Archer, 275 pounds of raw steel, man. He’s got an attitude, he’s got a chip on his shoulder and he’s pissed off.
Colt Cabana: I’ve been wrestling for a long time. I’ve seen him around the world. I am prepared for this man no matter how big, no matter how tough, but that is the beauty in this story. Come from underneath, show my worth and prove myself. Right now, I’m solely concentrating on Lance Archer. I’m not looking past Lance Archer.
Jake The Snake Roberts: He’s got something none you of people have, he’s a frigging animal. Listen to me or regret it.
Colt Cabana: And i’m gambling on myself in this tournament and i’m gambling on myself to be the TNT Champion.
(7-12) Shawn Spears vs. (2-0) Billy Gunn w/Austin Gunn
Spears is playing mind games with Billy after the bell rings. Quick feeling out process. Billy backs Spears into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Billy is starting to get frustrated. Spears pokes fun at Austin Gunn. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Stalemate in the corner. Spears with a waist lock go-behind. Following a snap mare takeover, Spears cartwheels around Billy. Spears mocks Billy. Spears jogs around the ring. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Billy applies a wrist lock. Billy applies an arm-bar. Short-Arm Reversal by Spears. Billy drops Spears with a straight right hand. Spears regroups on the outside. Spears blasts Billy with a knife edge chop. Billy launches Spears to the corner. Spears with a blistering chop. Spear follows that with a haymaker/stomp combination in the corner. Spears whips Billy across the ring. Billy side steps Spears into the turnbuckles. Spears calls for a timeout.
Billy kicks Spears off the top turnbuckle. Billy thrust kicks the left knee of Spears. Billy with a big haymaker for a one count. Spears exits the ring. Austin is getting tired of Spears stalling game. Billy stops Spears in his tracks. Billy knocks Spears off the ring apron. Billy talks smack to Spears. Billy slams Spears head on the steel ring steps. Spears was trying to use Dasha Gonzalez as a human shield. Billy is tearing Spears apart. Spears repeatedly sends Billy face first into the steel ring post. Spears throws Billy back first into the staging area. Spears is trying to get a count-out victory. Billy avoids the referee’s ten count. Spears repeatedly stomps on Billy’s chest. Spears transitions into a ground and pound attack. Spears is choking Billy with his boot. Spears slams Billy’s head on the ring apron. Spears needs water break. Spears with a southpaw haymaker. Spears follows that with a knife edge chop. Spears rolls Billy back into the ring. Spears pats himself on the shoulder.
Billy with heavy bodyshots. Spears kicks Billy in the gut. Spears goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Billy blocks it. Spears hits The DDT for a two count. Spears tees off on Billy. Spears delivers the DX Crotch Chop. Billy clotheslines Spears. Billy decks Spears with a back elbow smash. Billy kicks Spears in the face. Billy with two clotheslines. Billy levels Spears with a Body Avalanche. Billy negates The C4. Billy kicks Spears in the gut. Spears avoids The Famouser. Billy with a roll through escape. Spears SuperKicks Billy. Spears with a Modified CodeBreaker for a two count. Spears is displaying his frustration. Billy avoids The Flying Double Foot Stomp. Billy connects with The End Of Days. Spears with a thumb to the eye. Billy responds with The Famouser. Spears wisely rolls himself out of the ring. Billy goes for The Stinger Splash, but Spears ducks out of the way. Spears plants Billy with The C4 to pickup the victory.
Winner: (8-12) Shawn Spears via Pinfall
Lineup For This Weeks AEW Dynamite
– Britt Baker will be in-action.
– Kip Sabian w/Penelope Ford vs. Chuck Taylor w/Orange Cassidy
– Sammy Guevara will be in action.
– Colt Cabana vs. Lance Archer In A Quarter-Final Round Match In The Inaugural TNT Championship Tournament
– Jon Moxley (c) vs. Jake Hager In The Empty Arena No Holds Barred Match For The AEW World Heavyweight Championship. Jim Ross Will Be On Commentary.
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