This week’s AEW Dark: Elevation saw a total of three women’s matches plus a Rising Star vignette for Leyla Hirsch.
Kris Statlander who has been focused ever since her return from injury picked up a win against Tesha Price. Price has been a mainstay on Dark matches since November but has been unable to get her first victory. Statlander will be facing a familiar foe in that of Penelope Ford this Wednesday on Dynamite.
Next we have Big Swole & Red Velvet picking up a win against Nyla Rose & Madi Wrenkowski.
Rose wanted to be tagged in the match and Wrenkowski wasn’t giving her that which upset her. Their partnership dissolved as quickly as it started and Rose executed the sitout powerbomb to her own partner. Velvet then took advantage to get the pin and the win for her team.
The third and final women’s match was Leyla Hirsch and Ryo Mizunami picking up a win against Diamante and Amber Nova. The match culminates in a submission to Nova as she taps out to the cross armbreaker by Hirsch.
Post-match involved Diamante attacking Hirsch which resulted in Mizunami helping her partner which chased off Diamante. Next week is set for Hirsch and Diamante to go one-on-one.
As mentioned earlier, Hirsch was this week’s Rising Star. You can watch the extremely well-done video package and learn more about her below.
Hirsch will be in action tomorrow on Dark as well. She will be facing the returning Renee Michelle. Michelle has had a few matches previously with AEW and hasn’t been able to muster out a win just yet. She last faced Abadon in February.
In addition to this match, Statlander’s opponent for Dynamite this week, Penelope Ford, will be in action against Ashley D’Amboise.
What did you think about these matches from Elevation and what is booked for Dark? Leave your thoughts below.