3 Ups & 6 Downs From AEW Dark (Dec 10)

Seek Dark's awesome Big Swole interview out immediately.


AEW Dark isn't a show that warrants any kind of in-depth analysis and none of the show's flaws are ever worth losing one's mind over, though this week's offering brought a number of issues to the forefront.

This episode leaned heavily on recaps, with last week's Dynamite picked apart thoroughly. Tony Schiavone, Dasha Gonzalez, and Lexy Nair spent significant time on every major development with Cody and MJF, the Inner Circle, and, pleasantly, the still under-represented women's division. These were mostly fine and served as useful reminders of what's going on ahead of tonight's Dynamite, though some of Dark's segments raised questions about how AEW divide content between the A and B-shows.

As far as original stuff goes, we got a tremendous Big Swole interview/video package, Kenny Omega wrestling up-and-comer Kip Sabian in the main event, and two supporting matches in Jurassic Express' Luchasaurus and Marko Stunt vs. Alex Reynolds and John Silver, and Scorpio Sky vs. Jimmy Havoc vs. Peter Avalon.

A light, breezy watch as ever, though Dark's "essential" moments are starting to feel fewer and farther between. Yes, its key purpose is to supplement the flagship, but it could definitely use more some hooks of its own...


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