By Chris Vetter, ProWrestling.net Contributor (@chrisvetter73)
AEW Dark Elevation taping
Taped June 22, 2022 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at UW–Milwaukee Panther Arena
Report by Dot Net contributor Chris Vetter
The crowd was perhaps 4,000. All but one of these matches was taped before the live AEW Dynamite.
1. Anna Jay defeated Heather Reckless at 1:50. Jay did a summersault, and hit a spin kick while lying on the mat. That’s new. Jay won by locking in the Queen Slayer chokehold.
2. Will Hobbs and Ricky Starkz (w/Taz) defeated Jordan Kross & Joey Jet at 3:27. Jet got a big “Joey!” chant before his name was announced, so he’s clearly known here. Hobbs spent the bulk of the match beating on the tinier Kross, with Starkz just standing on the ring apron, laughing at this vicious beatdown. Hobbs tossed Kross at Starkz, who hit the Roshambo faceplant to score the pin.
3. Ruby Soho defeated Missa Kate at 2:38. Soho hit a Kazarian-style spinning faceplant for the pin.
4. Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee defeated GPA and Vic Capri at 4:05. Lee kept giving Swerve a side-eye on the way to the ring; they clearly still aren’t on the same page. Lee gave hip tosses all the way across the ring, and he did all the work. Swerve tagged himself in and climbed to the top turnbuckle. Lee turned around and seemed surprised to see him there, as if thinking Strickland was about to hit him. Strickland hit his leaping kick to the head as an opponent was seated on the mat. Yep, Lee did all the work, but Swerve got the pin.
* The Butcher, Blade and Bunny walked out onto the ramp and just stared at Swerve and Lee. They didn’t walk down the ramp, so it ended there.
5. Ethan Page (w/Dan Lambert) defeated Serpentico at 1:35. Serpentico was the first loser to get to walk down the ramp…