Justin Roberts introduced the competitors for the evening's first match, a six-man tag team contest.
Evil Uno, Stu Grayson, & Alex Reynolds of The Dark Order vs. Jake St. Patrick, Sage Scott, & Chandler Hopkins on AEW Dark
The Dark Order decked all three of their opponents to begin the match. Chandler Hopkins found himself in the wrong spot as Reynolds delivered a few dropkicks and kept the action in the Dark Order's corner.
Uno, Grayson, and Reynolds worked in tandem to deliver a three-man sequence on Hopkins. Chandler finally managed to tag Sage Scott, who came in and returned a few kicks.
Grason hit a urunage and tagged Evil Uno. The veteran Dark Order member hit a big boot and a flatliner on Chandler Hopkins. Grayson came in from the outside with an elbow drop.
Reynolds, however, finished the AEW Dark match with a small package driver on Hopkins.
Result: Evil Uno, Stu Grayson, & Alex Reynolds of The Dark Order def. Jake St. Patrick, Sage Scott, & Chandler Hopkins on AEW Dark
Cezar Bononi, Ryan Nemeth, and JD Drake were involved in a backstage segment.
Team Taz (w/ Hook) vs. Brick Aldridge, Justin Law, & Hayden Backlund on AEW Dark
Brian Cage started the AEW Dark match and sent Justin Law down with a shoulder tackle. Cage dropped Law face-first into the mat, leading to a tag being made on the other end.
Aldridge was now the legal man, and Cage hit two shoulder blocks, followed by a Tiaras. Cage executed a snap suplex with a quick running leg drop. Powerhouse Hobbs got the tag, and Ricky Starks didn't seem too happy.
Hobbs hit a big spinebuster on Aldridge and went on to tag Cage. However, Ricky Starks sneaked in and tagged himself into the match. Aldridge used the time to get Hayden Backlund into the contest. Hayden Backlund is a distant relative of WWE Hall of Famer Bob Backlund.
Starks sent Backlund outside and regained control of the match for a few seconds. Hayden climbed to the top, but Starks caught him in mid-air.
Starks hit the Rosahmabo, but he almost dropped Backlund on his head. The bump looked scary, and it even made Brian Cage flinch for a second. Starks then tagged Cage, and the FTW Champion executed the Drill Claw for the win.
Starks and Cage shook hands, and Taz sounded quite happy on commentary. Is there really a rift between the members of Team Taz?
Result: Team Taz def. Brick Aldridge, Justin Law, & Hayden Backlund on AEW Dark