Though they’d yet to perform in the city over the first three years of the promotion’s history, AEW has a very big profile in Los Angeles.
Their original tag team champions, SCU, were so LA they put Southern California in their name – what does the U stand for? Well, that would be “Uncensored”- as were the third tag team champions, the Young Bucks, and even their current TNT Champion, Scorpio Sky, who keen fans may remember being in SCU what feels like forever ago.
Well, while Sky didn’t make his AEW in-ring LA debut at the fabulous KIA Forum, his other former SCU compatriots, Kaz and “The Fallen Angel” walked to the ring together for a mini-reunion of a faction that was effectively dissolved after losing to the Bucks in a stipulation match last May.
SoCal vs. Everyone! pic.twitter.com/PlITPz0aea
— Frankie Kazarian (@FrankieKazarian) June 7, 2022
Now granted, the fans in attendance at the sold-out show weren’t greeted to a reunion in the ring, as Tony Khan is notorious for honoring his stips more than some other promoters, but watching Daniels return to the television screen, even if it’s for AEW Dark Elevation, is a welcomed change, even if it came in street clothes before a squash match versus Serpentico.
SCU later Serpentico, even Luther at ringside wouldn’t have been enough to secure that W.
Is AEW inching towards a modified return of SCU? Scorpio and Kaz just wrestled at Double or Nothing and the former largely secured the win because of his former partner’s unwillingness to play ball with the now-engaged team of Tay Conti and Sammy Guevara. If so, it’ll have to be with CD in a management role, as his time teaming with Kazarian, while much beloved, is sadly over in an AEW ring.