All Elite Wrestling: Dark (TV Series 2019– )
|Company||All Elite Wrestling (AEW)|
AEW Dark, or simply Dark, is a professional wrestling web television program. It is produced by the American promotion All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and airs every Tuesday on their YouTube channel at 7pm ET. The program features matches taped before and after the preceding episode of AEW's flagship program, Dynamite, as well as segments highlighting the previous week's Dynamite and interviews with AEW personalities. The show was previously hosted by Tony Schiavone and Dasha Gonzalez in a studio called the "AEW Control Center."
On October 2, 2019, All Elite Wrestling's (AEW) flagship program, Dynamite, premiered on TNT. During the event, there were four dark matches, two before and two after the live broadcast. During the media scrum following this event, AEW President and CEO Tony Khan stated that the dark matches would become available to view on video in some form. On October 5, AEW Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes announced a sister program to Dynamite called Dark, which would be the home of AEW's dark matches. The program 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 generally do not affect storylines, these matches on Dark are part of AEW's storylines and count towards the wrestlers' match statistics.
During the November 5 episode, Tony Schiavone announced AEW Spanish commentator Dasha Gonzalez would be his co-host going forward. Schiavone and Gonzalez hosted segments on Dark from the "AEW Control Center," highlighting matches and storylines within AEW. On December 31, AEW aired a special episode called AEW Dark - 2019 Year in Review, featuring highlights of the show from the past year.
On February 24, 2021, AEW announced that a new subseries of Dark would premiere on Monday, March 15 titled Dark: Elevation. This will be the promotion's third televised program, after Dynamite and Dark, and will air on Monday nights at 7pm ET, also on AEW's YouTube channel.
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.
|Jim Ross and Excalibur||October 8, 2019 – October 15, 2019|
October 29, 2019
|Excalibur and Taz||October 22, 2019|
January 21, 2020
February 4, 2020 – March 24, 2020
April 7, 2020
May 12, 2020 – present
|Excalibur and MJF||November 5, 2019|
|Excalibur, Goldenboy, Arn Anderson, and Chuck Taylor||November 8, 2019|
|Excalibur and Dustin Rhodes||November 19, 2019|
|Excalibur and Shawn Spears||November 26, 2019|
|Excalibur and Nyla Rose||December 3, 2019|
|Excalibur, Chuck Taylor, Orange Cassidy, and Britt Baker||December 10, 2019|
|Excalibur, Vickie Guerrero, and Joey Janela||December 17, 2019|
|Excalibur and Colt Cabana||December 24, 2019|
|Excalibur and Chuck Taylor||January 7, 2020|
|Excalibur and Dave Brown||January 14, 2020|
|Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone, and Excalibur||January 28, 2020|
|Tony Schiavone and Cody||March 31, 2020 – May 5, 2020|
|Tony Schiavone and Jimmy Havoc||April 7, 2020|
|Tony Schiavone and Taz||August 4, 2020 – August 11, 2020|
|Tony Schiavone, Taz, and Veda Scott||August 18, 2020 – August 25, 2020|
|Excalibur, Taz, and Veda Scott||September 15, 2020 – September 22, 2020|
|Excalibur, Taz, and Ricky Starks||September 29, 2020 – October 20, 2020 |
January 19, 2021 – January 26, 2021
|Excalibur, Taz, and Anthony Ogogo||October 27, 2020 – November 6, 2020 |
November 24, 2020 – December 15, 2020
January 12, 2021
February 2, 2021 – February 23, 2021
|Justin Roberts||October 8, 2019 – March 17, 2020|
June 16, 2020 – present
|Dasha Gonzalez||December 3, 2019|
March 24, 2020 – June 9, 2020