AEW Dark

AEW Dark, or simply Dark, is a professional wrestling web television program that is produced by the American promotion All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and airs every Tuesday on their YouTube channel at 7pm ET.

AEW Dark
AEW Dark Logo.jpg
The official Dark logo
GenreProfessional wrestling
Created byTony Khan
Presented byTaz
Excalibur
StarringAEW roster
Opening theme"Falling From Grace" by No One Hero[1]
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes44 (as of July 28, 2020 (2020-07-28))
Production
Camera setupMulticamera setup
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)All Elite Wrestling
Release
Original networkYouTube
Original releaseOctober 8, 2019 (2019-10-08) –
present
Chronology
Related showsAEW Dynamite
External links
Website

The program features dark matches taped before and after the preceding episode of AEW Dynamite, as well as feature segments highlighting the previous week's Dynamite and interviews with AEW personalities. The show was previously hosted in studio called "AEW Control Center" by Tony Schiavone[2][3] and Dasha Gonzalez.

HistoryEdit

On October 2, 2019, AEW Dynamite premiered on TNT. During the event, there were four dark matches, two before and two after the live broadcast.[4] During the media scrum following this event, AEW President and CEO Tony Khan stated that the dark matches would become available in some way. On October 5, AEW Executive Vice President Cody announced Dynamite's sister program, AEW Dark, which began airing on Tuesdays on AEW's YouTube channel on October 8, with the exceptions of go-home shows that air Fridays before a pay-per-view. Unlike the dark matches of other wrestling promotions, which do not affect storylines, these matches on Dark are part of AEW's storylines and count towards the wrestlers' match statistics.[5][6][7]

During the November 5 episode, Tony Schiavone announced AEW Spanish commentator Dasha Gonzalez would be his co-host going forward.[8] On December 31, AEW aired a special episode called AEW Dark - 2019 Year in Review, featuring highlights of the show from the past year.[9]

RosterEdit

The wrestlers featured on All Elite Wrestling take part in scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers are portrayed as heroes, villains, or less distinguishable characters in scripted events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches.

CommentatorsEdit

Commentators Dates
Jim Ross and Excalibur October 8, 2019 (2019-10-08) – October 15, 2019 (2019-10-15)
October 29, 2019 (2019-10-29)
Excalibur and Taz October 22, 2019 (2019-10-22)
January 21, 2020 (2020-01-21)
February 4, 2020 (2020-02-04) – March 24, 2020 (2020-03-24)
April 7, 2020 (2020-04-07)
May 12, 2020 (2020-05-12) – present
Excalibur and MJF November 5, 2019 (2019-11-05)
Excalibur, Goldenboy, Arn Anderson, and Chuck Taylor November 8, 2019 (2019-11-08)
Excalibur and Dustin Rhodes November 19, 2019 (2019-11-19)
Excalibur and Shawn Spears November 26, 2019 (2019-11-26)
Excalibur and Nyla Rose December 3, 2019 (2019-12-03)
Excalibur, Chuck Taylor, Orange Cassidy, and Britt Baker December 10, 2019 (2019-12-10)
Excalibur, Vickie Guerrero, and Joey Janela December 17, 2019 (2019-12-17)
Excalibur and Colt Cabana December 24, 2019 (2019-12-24)
Excalibur and Chuck Taylor January 7, 2020 (2020-01-07)
Excalibur and Dave Brown January 14, 2020 (2020-01-14)
Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone, and Excalibur January 28, 2020 (2020-01-28)
Tony Schiavone and Cody March 31, 2020 (2020-03-31) – May 5, 2020 (2020-05-05)
Tony Schiavone and Jimmy Havoc April 7, 2020 (2020-04-07)

Ring announcersEdit

Ring announcers Dates
Justin Roberts October 8, 2019 (2019-10-08) – March 17, 2020 (2020-03-17)
June 16, 2020 (2020-06-16) – present
Dasha Gonzalez December 3, 2019 (2019-12-03)
March 24, 2020 (2020-03-24) – June 9, 2020 (2020-06-09)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "AEW Themes 2.0". bandcamp.com. All Elite Wrestling. July 30, 2020. Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  2. ^ "AEW Dark coming to YouTube, will be hosted by Tony Schiavone". WON/F4W - WWE news, Pro Wrestling News, WWE Results, UFC News, UFC results. 2019-10-05. Retrieved 2019-10-08.
  3. ^ "AEW Hypes Matches For Premiere Episode Of "Dark" (Photos)". Wrestling Inc. 2019-10-07. Retrieved 2019-10-08.
  4. ^ "AEW Dynamite off-air results: Four dark matches". WON/F4W - WWE news, Pro Wrestling News, WWE Results, UFC News, UFC results. 2019-10-02. Retrieved 2019-10-08.
  5. ^ "Post-AEW Dynamite Dark Match Results". WrestlingInc.com.
  6. ^ "BREAKING: "AEW DARK" begins this Tuesday! Featuring the matches you didn't see on Dynamite. Hosted by @tonyschiavone24". Cody Rhodes on Twitter. October 5, 2019. Retrieved October 5, 2019.
  7. ^ Pratt, Emily (2019-10-07). "AEW Just Announced A Very Goth Number One Contender's Match". UPROXX. Retrieved 2019-10-08.
  8. ^ "AEW DARK REPORT | PWInsider.com". www.pwinsider.com.
  9. ^ AEW DARK - 2019 YEAR IN REVIEW. YouTubeAll Elite Wrestling. December 31, 2019. Retrieved January 7, 2020.

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