Matt Sydal Returning to AEW Action Tonight, Eight Matches Set for AEW Dark

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For tonight’s AEW Dark episode, eight matches have been announced.

Dark will feature Billie Starkz and Mascara Dorado in their second AEW matches. On the December 27 Dark episode, 18-year-old Starkz was defeated by Red Velvet in her debut. Britt Baker, who has only wrestled three singles matches since losing to Saraya at AEW Full Gear on November 19, will face her tonight. Dorado, the former Gran Metalik, won his Elevation debut on September 14th, defeating Serpentico. Tonight he will face Anthony Henry.

Action Andretti, The Dark Order, Madison Rayne, Matt Sydal, and others will also appear in Dark. This will be Sydal’s first AEW singles match since defeating JD Drake on the August 21 Dark episode. Since his victory over Drake, Sydal has worked four tag team matches, partnering with Dante Martin on Dark and Elevation. Sydal and Martin defeated SB KENTo and La Estrella in their most recent match, which was taped on October 21 at the Dark tapings. Between the Drake in and the tag bouts with Martin, Sydal worked three non-AEW matches.

The Dark tapings for tonight were shot in December at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Spoilers are available by clicking here.

The following is tonight’s announced lineup:

* Madison Rayne vs. Kaci Lennox

* Britt Baker vs. Billie Starkz

* Brittany J vs. Harley Cameron

* Serpentico vs. Tony Deppen

* Anthony Henry vs. Mascara Dorada

* Matt Sydal vs. Cezar Bononi

* Action Andretti vs. Bronson

* The Dark Order vs. Marcus Kross, Vary Morales, Baliyan Akki

Dark airs every Tuesday night at 7pm ET via the official AEW YouTube channel.