Next week will be a big week for women’s wrestling in AEW. Last night, it was announced that Dr. Britt Baker DMD versus Thunder Rosa will main event the next episode of Dynamite in an unsanctioned lights out match. It will be the first time women are booked to close the show on TNT. The good news doesn’t stop there. Today, Tony Khan announced that the Monday (Mar. 15) debut of Dark: Elevation will feature another women’s main event.
I hope you are ready for a song and dance routine, because the cutest in the world is back for another match. Maki Itoh will wrestle Riho in the main event of the YouTube series Dark: Elevation.
Khan also announced several other matches for the broadcast:
- Riho vs Maki Itoh
- Jungle Boy vs Danny Limelight
- Dante Martin vs Max Caster
- Tay Conti vs Ashley Vox
- Brandon Cutler vs Will Hobbs
The concept to differentiate Monday night Dark: Elevation between regular Tuesday night Dark has yet to be discussed. The only thing we know is that Tony Schiavone and Paul Wight will handle commentary for Dark: Elevation, while Excalibur and Taz remain as the informative chuckle factory calling Dark.
Since Dark: Elevation kicks off at 7 pm ET on AEW’s YouTube channel, I assume the duration will not eclipse an hour. If so, then it would run against WWE’s airing of Raw. There are already five matches announced for Dark: Elevation. Khan’s statement points to additional contests as well. Not just more action but much more action. That must mean that most of the bouts will not last long.
Are you excited for Maki Itoh versus Riho as the main event of Dark: Elevation? Which of the other matches are you looking forward to?