Collision paves the road to New York with gold!
While the AEW Grand Slam World Title Eliminator continues, Jon Moxley and Kris Statlander each issue open challenges for their championships!
- AEW International Championship: Jon Moxley VS Action Andretti; Moxley wins and retains the title.
- AEW TBS Championship Open Challenge: Kris Statlander VS Robyn Renegade w/ Charlette Renegade; Kris wins and retains the title.
8Six Man Tag: Bullet Club Gold VS Gravity, Metalik, Aerostar y Dios Del Inframundo; Bullet Club Gold wins.
- Rey Fenix w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Angelico w/ Serpentico; Fenix wins.
- AEW Grand Slam World Title Eliminator Tournament, Semifinals: Roderick Strong w/ The Kingdom VS Darby Allin; Strong wins and advances to the finals.
- AEW Grand Slam World Title Eliminator Tournament, Semifinals: Samoa Joe VS Penta El Zero Miedo w/ Alex Abrahantes; Joe wins and advances to the finals.
PLAY BY PLAY
Samoa Joe speaks.
“When you’re hunting the devil, sometimes you gotta pick a fight with a demon. Penta tonight, I’m coming for you.”
Penta El Zero Miedo speaks.
“I’ve been tag team champion. I’ve been trios champion. And at Grand Slam, I become the NEW AEW World Champion. Samoa Joe, welcome to the Cero Miedo Zone!”
Roderick Strong speaks.
He tells The Kingdom that tonight, “The March to Max continues. And Darby Allin, you’re the unfortunate body in my way. Bad neck or not, tonight I break your back.”
Darby Allin speaks.
“Roderick Strong, what do you call yourself? The Messiah of the Backbreaker? Well tonight, it’s your lucky day, because my back is destroyed. But when have I ever been 100%? That does not matter. Whenever a championship opportunity is on the line, I’m gonna leave my body in the ring, and tonight, it’s no different.” All four men are ready for a fight, but who survives the Collision on the way to the finals?
AEW International Championship: Jon Moxley VS Action Andretti!
The Maniac put out the call for another challenger, and he didn’t have to wait long for a response! Will Moxley put Action away to have his second defense in the books? Or will Action make this one a Sight to See?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if Moxley really is ready any time, anywhere!
The bell rings and the fans fire up as Moxley circles with Action. They feel things out, tie up, and Moxley wrenches to a hammerlock. Action switches the hold onto Moxley but Moxley switches it back. Moxley puts Action in a corner, but he lets off slowly, to then CHOP Action down! Action bails out and fans fire up while Moxley paces. Action dusts himself off, Moxley waits on Action, and Action slides in. The two knuckle lock now, and go shoulder to shoulder. Fans rally as Moxley then wrenches and wristlocks. Action rolls, handsprings, wrenches, but Moxley ROCKS Action! Moxley CHOPS Action and follows him to a corner, to CHOP him again!
Moxley whips Action corner to corner, but Action goes up and over to CHOP! And CHOP! And CHOP! But Moxley just eggs him on! Action CHOPS, Moxley BOOTS him down! Action bails out again but Moxley pursues. Moxley headlocks and he brings Action around, to then punch him in the head! Moxley puts Action in the ring, fans fire up, but Action handspring kicks Moxley down! Action then DIVES and sends Moxley into railing! Fans are torn but Action CHOPS Moxley! Moxley goes around the way, Action pursues, but Moxley DECKS him! Moxley HEADBUTTS Action again and again and again, and then again!
Action flounders but Moxley brings him up and into the ring. Moxley climbs, leaps, but Action gets under! Action runs in and ROCKS Moxley! And KICKS! And ROCKS! Action fires forearms, whips, but Moxley reverses. Action ducks ‘n’ dodges and tilt-o-whirls to RANA! And DROPKICK! Fans boo but Action runs to IMPLODER TORNILLO! Cover, TWO! Moxley bails out, hobbles, but Action WRECKS him with a dropkick! Action then ARABIAN PRESS SAULTS! Down goes Moxley and fans are torn again as Action fires up. Moxley pushes Action to CHOP him! Moxley then runs in, but Action sends him into steel steps!
Fans rally while Moxley is down, and Collision goes picture in picture.
Action drags Moxley up, ROCKS him, then puts him in the ring. Action covers, TWO! Another cover, TWO! Action is annoyed but he stalks Moxley. Action scoops and SLAMS Moxley, covers, TWO! Moxley hobbles but Action storms up to KICK the leg out! Action HIP DROPS Moxley’s leg! And then again! Action drags Moxley out to the apron to SLAM the leg on the edge! Moxley hobbles away but Action pursues again, to basement dropkick! Cover, TWO! Action pushes Moxley around, has the leg, and turns him over for a HALF CRAB! Moxley endures, fans rally, and Moxley powers out! Action comes back to dropkick the leg again!
Moxley clutches the knee as he sits up and goes to ropes. Action storms up to CHOP! Moxley hobbles, Action KICKS the bad leg! Moxley falls over but Action stays close. Action stands on Moxley’s leg, flexes at him, and lets off to STOMP! Collision returns to single picture as Cleveland rallies for Moxley. Action fires forearms, whips, but Moxley holds ropes. But Action clotheslines Moxley up and out of the ring! Action builds speed to DIVE, but Moxley slides in! Moxley then DIVES onto Action! Fans fire up while both men are down! The ring count starts but Moxley sits up and brings Action around to put in the ring.
Action goes to a corner, Moxley runs in to clothesline! Moxley climbs up to rain down fists! Fans count along and Moxley stops at six to BITE Action! The ref reprimands, Moxley lets off and he whips corner to corner. Action reverses to run in, but Moxley puts him on the apron! Action GAMANGIRIS, then springboards, into a CUTTER!! Fans fire up as Moxley covers, TWO!! Fans fire up more and Moxley feeds off that energy as he drags Action up. X PLEX, but Action lands on his feet! Action ROCKS and CHOPS Moxley, whips him to ropes, but Moxley reverses. Action handsprings, into a SLEEPER!!
Action flails, reaches out, but he’s fading! Moxley lets off to run, into a BOOT! Action runs, but Moxley pops him up, so Action DROPKICKS! Action kips up, fans are torn, and Action runs to SHOOTING- NO, he has to bail out as Moxley moves! Roll up, Action rolls through, SLIDING LARIAT! Action suplexes for a FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO!! Fans rally up and Action goes to a corner. Action climbs up, but Moxley CLUBS Action down! Moxley climbs up to bring Action up, SUPER GERMAN SUPLEX!! Action lands on his feet?! Moxley is shocked but he throws hands, only for Action to throw them back!
Action UPPERCUTS, PELES, and fires up! Action runs, to SHOTGUN Moxley into buckles! But Moxley stands right up to SHOTGUN right back! Fans fire up as Moxley hobbles, runs in, but Action moves! Moxley POSTS himself, Action slingshots and goes up, up and TORNILLO CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO!! Fans fire up as Action throws off the wrist tape. Action has the wrists, to steal DRAGON STOMPS! Fans boo but Action keeps going, only for Moxley to pop him around into a REAR NAKED CHOKE!!! Action flails, taps, Moxley wins!
Winner: Jon Moxley, by submission (still AEW International Champion)
Moxley stands to hold up the belt but he still hobbles a bit. Maybe he’s seeing a bit of what Orange Cassidy went through to hold onto this belt. Will Moxley be the worse for wear the longer he wears this title?
Roderick Strong speaks on his friendship with Adam Cole.
“14 years ago, my friendship with Adam started. It started as me mentoring him in the ROH locker room, and moved on to celebrating birthdays together, hang out with each other’s family. Adam was such a fun, caring and loving friend. No matter what I needed, he was there for me. And Adam, you know I was there for you, because I love you. And we’ve always said we’re not just friends, we’re brothers. And to hear you say that about someone else, it just tears me apart. Adam, I need you to realize something: I’ve always been here for you, and I’m still here for you. I’m not the one that’s changed, Adam, you’re the one that’s changed.
“Adam, when I needed you the most, you’ve let me down time and time again. And you know. You know how that makes me feel. You know how being alone makes me feel, you know what it does to me. But it’s fine, Adam. IT’s totally fine. Cuz I’m gonna go on to win the Grand Slam Tournament, then I’m gonna go on to beat Max, and then I’m gonna be the NEW AEW World Champion. But I still won’t be happy. Cuz I just want my friend back.” Will the Savior of the Backbreaker get what he wants here tonight?
AEW TBS Championship Open Challenge: Kris Statlander VS Robyn Renegade w/ Charlette Renegade
The Galaxy’s Greatest wants to keep proving she’s just that, so she is issuing her own Open Challenge! She’s undefeated in 2023, but will this Renegade catch her by surprise?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if Mama Kris can put this one to bed!
The bell rings and the two circle. Fans rally, the two tie up, and Kris waistlocks to SLAM Robyn! Kris facelocks, Robyn fights up, and Robyn wrenches and wristlocks. Robyn talks trash but Kris wrenches through to fireman’s carry! Kris grinds the armlock, but Robyn fights up. Robyn throws a forearm but Kris hits back! Kris whips Robyn to run her over! Fans cheer as Kris flexes. and then things speed up. Kris DROPKICKS Robyn and fans fire up more! Kris whips but Robyn reverses, only for Kris to go up and over and then run in. Robyn dodges to DOUBLE- NO, Kris blocks those knees! Kris carries Robyn but Robyn fights free!
Robyn rushes up but Kris ducks the enziguri! Kris waistlocks to deadlift GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up again and Kris aims. Kris runs in to UPPERCUT Robyn, then she runs side to side, only for Charlette to trip her up! Robyn then BOOTS Kris down! Robyn CLUBS Kris while fans boo, but Robyn SMACKS Kris off the mat! Cover, TWO! Robyn CHOKES Kris on ropes! The ref counts, Robyn lets off at 4 and fans boo. Charlette CHOKES Kris now! The ref misses it all and Robyn brings Kris around to clamp on a straitjacket stretch! Kris endures, fights up, and powers out but Robyn kicks low! Robyn snarls and she whips Kris to a corner.
Kris rebounds to CLOBBER Robyn! And CLOBBER her again! Robyn blocks a kick and spins Kris but Kris uses that to ROUNDHOUSE! Kris fires up and the fans are with her as she runs to UPPERCUT Robyn in the corner! Kris goes side to side to BOOT WASH! And then BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, TWO! Charlette is in the ring but the ref gets her to exit. Charlette talks trash on Kris, Robyn rolls Kris up! TWO!! Kris swings, Robyn gets under, HALF NELSON FACEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Kris survives and Robyn is beside herself! Charlette says Kris should just stay down, and Robyn runs in. Kris dodges the boot!
Kris Electric Chair Lifts Robyn, to SLAM Robyn down! Charlette gets on the apron, Kris DECKS her for it! Kris drags Robyn up, Robyn switches but Kris goes to ropes and switches at the same time so she can O’Conner Roll, and bridge! KRIS WINS!
Winner: Kris Statlander, by pinfall (still AEW TBS Champion)
But Charlette CHOP BLOCKS Kris!! The sore loser sisters beat Kris down! Fans boo but here comes JADE CARGILL?! The inaugural TBS Champion is back and fans go wild! The Renegades smile and they set Kris up for her, but Jade DECKS the Renegades! And then she BOOTS Charlette! And she choke grips Robyn to CHOKE SLAM! Fans are thunderous as Jade stands tall over everyone! Jade then offers a hand to Kris, helps her up, but reels her in! Chicken wings for JADED!!
Jade holds up the TBS Championship, and Mark Sterling appears to say Jade is the REAL TBS Champion! Will Jade end Kris’ reign fast and become a historic TWO-TIME TBS Champion? Or will Kris be able to cancel “season two” of #ThatBitchShow?
Backstage interview with The Outcasts.
Renee Paquette is with Ruby Soho and the AEW Women’s World Champion, Saraya, and brings up what Toni Storm had to say. Toni was dismissive, and apparently forgetful about what happened at All Out. Ruby says that’s cute that Toni “forgot,” because Ruby hasn’t forgotten what her “friend” did to cost her the TBS title! Ruby remembers very clearly! Saraya calms Ruby down and says Toni’s “not with it,” she’s gone nuts! That’s no excuse! Saraya says she went by the makeup department earlier, and apparently Toni was using mayonnaise for a face cleanser. She’s lost her mind! So they gotta just smack some sense into her, maybe shove the shoe where the sun don’t shine.
Renee pivots the conversation to Grand Slam and Arthur Ashe Stadium, where Saraya will be defending her title, how is she feeling about that? Saraya feels fantastic. She just wants to say Renee is so much prettier than Lexi Nair. The Outcasts can’t stand Lexi, she’s such a pot stirrer. But anyway, yes, Saraya’s “re-debut” in Arthur Ashe, because that is where she first joined AEW. This time around, Saraya walks in and walks out AEW Women’s World Champion. Saraya & Ruby head out, Renee wishes them luck, will the Outcasts get through this with or without Toni Storm?
Tony Schiavone has a sit-down interview with both Claudio Castagnoli and Eddie Kingston.
With the ROH World Champion to his right and NJPW Strong Openweight Champion to his left, Schiavone thanks them both for their time. This has been an issue that has been a very bitter one both in AEW and ROH. Claudio, what is going on between you two? Weren’t you two once very, very close? Claudio says that’s more a question for Eddie to answer, because honestly, Claudio doesn’t even remember. Eddie says of course, play that card, like he’s better than Eddie or something. This is what Eddie was talking about, with being judgmental and crap that Claudio and even Bryan Danielson pull.
Eddie says Claudio knows what he did: he left the independents without doing business with Eddie, who considered him a friend, and then he goes off to “the Land of Make Believe.” Claudio says sometimes the right choice is not the easy choice. Oh c’mon, don’t give Eddie that! You know what Eddie’s gone through! They lived together, Claudio met Eddie’s parents, so he knows what Eddie went through! Eddie dares Claudio to say something about that. Claudio says he is what Eddie’s parents wish Eddie was like. Eddie says since Claudio’s so confident, then in New York, “embarrass” Eddie again, with Eddie’s family watching, for THE ROH World Championship!
Actually, even better! Eddie will sell some tickets right here! He will put HIS NJPW Strong Openweight Championship on the line! A title that means so much to Eddie, one he would die for. Claudio says okay, but under one condition: Eddie still owes Claudio a handshake and the respect that comes with it. Oh, so Claudio does remember? Because of that one missed handshake 15 years ago! Claudio says that at Arthur Ashe, Eddie will shake Claudio’s hand and tell him he respects him. Because Claudio vows to only lose the ROH title to a better man than him. That has never been Eddie Kingston, and it never will be Eddie Kingston.
Claudio leaves, and Eddie says there you go. Start selling tickets. And so, it will be Winner takes all, with respect on the side! Who walks out of Grand Slam with two titles on their arms?
Six Man Tag: Bullet Club Gold VS Gravity, Aerostar y Dios Del Inframundo!
This was meant to be an 8 Man Tag, but that’s not Jay White, that’s just #Cardblade. Well, wherever the Switchblade is watching this from, will his boys make him proud? Or will this now trio of luchadores use the powers of space, time and the supernatural to bring down the Bang Bang Gang?
Juice helps park “Cardblade” at commentary, and has Kevin Kelley and Nigel McGuinness show off his new award: The perennial Collision Cowboy of the Month! The trios sort out and Gravity starts against Austin Gunn. Fans taunt the “ASS~ BOYS~!” as Austin and Gravity tie up. They go around, Austin puts Gravity against ropes then knees him low! Austin whips, Gravity turns hip toss into a n arm-drag! Gravity kips up, things speed up, Austin trips Gravity then hits a ROLLING CUTTER! Tag to Colten and he drags Gravity up. Gravity CHOPS back! And then rolls Colten up, to ENZIGURI! Gravity tags out to Dios Del Inframundo!
Dios storms in but Colten CLOBBERS him! Colten says that’s the best right hand in the business! Then he hits a SPLASH in the corner! Colten does a little dance, then brings Dios up. But Dios kicks, kicks and KNEES! Dios runs, into a LARIAT! Tag to Juice and he JABS! JABS! JABS! JABS! JABS! JABS! LEFT HAND O’ GOD! Fans fire up and Juice mocks the luchadores, but Andrade El Idolo is watching backstage. He seems upset that the luchadores aren’t doing well right now. Juice suplexes Dios but Dios slips free to SUPERKICK! Tag to Gravity and then he and Aerostar both jump in.
Gravity KICKS Juice, Aero stomps him, fans fire up as these two fire off kicks! Gravity CHOPS, Aero0 CHOPS, and then they DOUBLE DOUBLE CHOP! Or, quadruple. They double whip, but Austin saves Juice! Colten slides in to CLOBBER them from behind! Juice rains down fists on Gravity then tells the ref to back off. Rock Hard Juice puts Gravity in the corner, the fans taunt the “ASS~ BOYS~!” more and Collision goes to break.
Juice stomps away on Gravity, the ref counts and Juice lets off, then tags to Austin. Austin stomps away on Gravity now, but lets off to soak up heat from the fans. Austin CHOKES Gravity, lets off as the ref reprimands, and Austin tags in Colten. The Gunns keep Gravity from his corner, and Colten suplexes high and hard! Cover, TWO! Colten keeps Gravity from his corner, bumps him off buckles, then stomps away! Colten then DECKS Gravity with a haymaker! Colten drags Gravity up, tags Juice, and Colten scoops Gravity to SLAM him! Juice hits a SENTON! Juice grins and he brings Gravity around, but Gravity throws hands as Collision goes to break!
Collision returns and Juice has Gravity down in a chinlock. Gravity endures, fans rally, and Gravity fights up to his feet. Gravity throws elbows, then jumps to hit a BIG JAWBREAKER! Hot tag to Colten, tag to Austin, and the Gunns intercept Gravity! They whip him away, Austin runs in, but Gravity BOOTS him down! Gravity dodges Colten, hot tag to Aerostar! Aero goes up to MISSILE DROPKICK! Aero dodges Colten, runs him over, then dodges Juice to DROPKICK him down! Fans fire up as Aero goes up, springboards and somersaults, to STUNNER! Cover, TWO! Tag to Dios and he brings Austin up to whip.
Austin whips Dios and hits a QUICK DRAW! Austin taunts Dios, but Aero runs in. Austin sends him away, Colten gets him for a FULL NELSON SLAM! Gravity CHOPS Austin, CHOPS Colten, repeat! Gravity fires up, runs, but into the 3:10 TO YUMA!! Tag to Juice and the Gunns set Dios up. They feed him to the LEG LARIAT! Juice then gets Dios up, JUICE IS LOOSE!! Cover, BCG wins!
Winners: Bullet Club Gold, by pinfall
Andrade is watching, a bit torn on this. But while BCG heads after FTR, again, will El Idolo have plans of his own in the works?
CJ Perry speaks.
“I was the first casualty on your righteous road. You left me! You said you weren’t going to return until you got gold. Miro, when you lost the TNT Championship, you lost yourself. Last week at All Out, all I wanted to do was surprise you and prove I have your back in helping you become champion again. God, you are so stubborn. Not the good stubborn, the bad stubborn. The more I think of it, you have forsaken your God, your gold, and your hot, flexible wife. Oh, Miro. Do you really wanna go down this path? I respect that. But I’m gonna have to go down mine. I’m torn. I’m so torn. I am so torn!
“I sat on the sidelines for two YEARS, tearing myself down, breaking myself apart, and asking myself, ‘Do I have what it takes?’ And every fiber of my being is YELLING that. Don’t leave ’til you find out. Once was the coldest manager in all of wrestling, and I think wanna do it again.” Will Miro’s wife get through to him one way or another?
AEW presents a special message.
“Is this really what it’s all about? Trading in your hard-earned money to wear a catchphrase or someone else’s face? Don’t you wish you could support something with meaning? With purpose?” The Dark Order steps in! John Silver says your support means something to them. Alex Reynolds says you mean something to them. Evil Uno asks, “You wouldn’t want to be supporting the bad guys now, would you?” Be good, like them. They’re waiting for you to #JoinDarkOrder.
The Acclaimed speaks.
Billy Gunn welcomes us and says they are here to let us know they’ve been Trios Champions for THIRTEEN DAYS! And they’re here on Collision to announce the start of their world tour. It technically began in London where they won these titles. But then they went to Chicago to unveil these new belts. And they also had two successful title defends and hung out with Dennis Rodmen! That makes them really cool! The Acclaimed World Tour is heading to New York, where Arthur Ashe becomes the House of Ass, and they return to the building where The Acclaimed became AEW World Tag Team Champions for the first time.
Now they return as AEW World Trios Champions, ready to bring the biggest scissor party to a city near you! Not only will they go to New York City, they’ll go to North Carolina, to Oklahoma, to North Dakota, to Washington DC to take over the wrestling world! Now scissor me, Daddy Ass~!
Rey Fenix w/ Alex Abrahantes VS Angelico w/ Serpentico!
The Immortal Firebird rises from the ashes and is back in action two weeks after the Blackpool Combat Club tried to tear him down! But before he can get revenge on the BCC, will he bring down the South African Stud?
The bell rings, the two circle, and fans rally up for Fenix. Fenix and Angelico tie up, break, then Fenix SOBATS! Fenix whips, Angelico reverses but Fenix tiger feints. Angelico ducks the kick, runs, but into a DROPKICK! Fenix builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit at the ramp and fans fire up! Serpentico checks Angelico but then he taunts Fenix. Fenix shoves SNAKEMAN away, but Angelico CLUBS Fenix! Angelico knees low, whips Fenix at the ring, but Fenix goes up to FLYING CHUCK! Fans fire up and Fenix puts Angelico in the ring. Fenix springboards in, Angelico gets under but Fenix CHOPS him!
Fenix knuckle locks, CHOPS again, then he goes up and up and tightrope walks, but Angelico trips him up and brings him down! Angelico cording holds, but Fenix fights it. Angelico grabs the other arm to twist it! Fenix knees low but Angelico wrenches to scoop and BACKBREAKER! Fans boo but Angelico stomps Fenix down! Fans rally, Angelico does his dance, and Angelico isolates an arm. Fenix resists, he KICKS Angelico, but Angelico hooks the arms to trap them in his legs! Angelico twists Fenix’s head but Fenix kicks! Fenix is free, kips up, and he RAMS into Angelico! Fenix goes to a corner, Angelico runs in but only gets buckles!
Fenix ENZIGURIS, then he pushes Angelico down to go up and up and FLYING ARM-DRAG! And DOUBLE STOMP! Fenix goes back up to FROG SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Angelico survives but Fenix brings Angelico up. SUPERKICK! Angelico goes to a corner, and Fenix snapmares him down to BUZZSAW! Fenix brings Angelico up but Angelico slips around to waistlock. Fenix switches, Angelico elbows free but Fenix shoves him. Angelico goes up and over and hooks Fenix, rolling Russian Leg Sweep, and then a ghost pin! TWO!! Fenix escapes and Angelico argues the count. Fans rally and Angelico keeps on Fenix.
Angelico winds up to DECK Fenix! Fenix kips up to SUPERKICK! Angelico falls, Fenix goes up! Serpentico distracts but gets a tightrope PENALTY KICK for it! Fenix then aims at Angelico, and he somersaults and STUNNERS! Cover, TWO!? Fenix hurries to fireman’s carry Angelico, BLACK FIRE DRIVER!! Cover, Fenix wins!
Winner: Rey Fenix, by pinfall
Fenix is back and he is back on the winning track! Will Moxley have to watch his back with Fenix hunting for a title shot?
Backstage interview with FTR.
Schiavone is with Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler and says they’ve faced all comers to still be AEW World Tag Team Champions. Cash wants to run that list down: The Briscoe trilogy; The Gunns; Jarrett & Lethal; Jay White & Juice Robinson in a 58 minute classic; and arguably their biggest match, them and the Young Bucks at All In London! So now the question is, who is next? Dax says along with that, he doesn’t feel FTR likes being off Collision. This week, they need to be in the main event as the best tag team in the world, but to be the best of all time, they need more contenders.
That is why Dax is putting forward the “FTR World Tag Team Challenge.” Starting next week, any young tag team that wants to step up and prove their worth to FTR and AEW, here you go. The titles will even be on the line! Good stuff, right? Schiavone got a partner? No, not against FTR. Who will step up to this huge title open challenge put forward by the Top Guys?
AEW Grand Slam World Title Eliminator Tournament, Semifinals: Roderick Strong w/ The Kingdom VS Darby Allin!
We’ve heard the lament of the #NeckStrong Savior of the Backbreaker, but now he goes head to head with a man who doesn’t care what’s hurting, so long as he’s breathing. BUT WAIT! As Darby makes his entrance, Luchasaurus grabs him by the neck and THROWS him into the garage door! And then torture racks to bend that damaged back! Christian Cage walks over and asks what’s up. Darby grabs at Christian but Christian grabs the arm first. Next time Darby tries that, Christian will bite a finger off. Christian tells Darby to listen. Darby probably got in on this tournament because he realized he’s never gonna win Christian’s TNT Championship!
Christian has news for Darby: will Darby not only never be TNT Champion again, he’s not gonna be any champion ever again, period! Not as long as Christian is in AEW. Understand? Now, finish him! Luchasaurus lets Darby down to then scoop him, and LAWN DART him into the garage door! Darby falls in a heap, did Roddy just advance by default!? A ref and some staff check Darby, but Darby’s still getting up on his own. Roddy & The Kingdom already celebrate, fans boo, but wait! Darby hobbles his way out on stage! Nick Wayne walks with Darby, telling him that this is what Christian wants. He wants Darby to lose, but they won’t give him the satisfaction!
Darby throws his jacket off, Nick gets the fans going, and Darby hobbles his way down to the ring! Roddy doesn’t care, he just feels he has this in the bag. Roddy STOMPS away on Darby the second he’s in the ring! The bell rings, Roddy stomps Darby more, then talks trash on him. Roddy YANKS Darby up into a BACKBREAKER! Darby writhes, Roddy stands him up and CHOPS him! Roddy makes everyone look at Darby in pain, and then he CHOPS Darby again! Darby falls over but Roddy hauls Darby up. Darby fires off haymakers from all sides! Darby runs, Roddy reels him in, but Darby turns back suplex into sunset flip! TWO!
Roddy and Darby stand, Roddy runs in but Darby dumps him out! Darby DIVES! Direct hit into railing and fans are thunderous as Collision goes picture in picture!
Roddy writhes, the ref checks him because of his neck and he checks Darby. Darby is already up, The Kingdom is upset, and Darby stands Roddy up to RAM him into railing! Darby runs up again to put Roddy in the ring, and then Darby CLOBBERS Roddy! Darby fires fast hands, Roddy pushes him away and catches him for a GUTBUSTER! Darby flounders to a corner but Roddy pushes him to ropes. Roddy JUMP STOMPS, then he drags Darby up. BACKBREAKER! Darby writhes and Roddy mocks the fans rallying. Darby crawls to a corner but Roddy JUMP STOMPS him again! And then stands on Darby’s back!
The ref counts, Roddy lets off and Nick coaches Darby up. Roddy drags Darby up, CHOPS him, and Darby staggers before he falls over. Roddy paces around Darby, kicks him in the side, then stands Darby up to CHOP him back down! Roddy talks trash, but Darby kicks back from below! Roddy stomps Darby, hauls him up and hits another BACKBREAKER! Roddy flexes and paces around, then he YANKS Darby up into a fireman’s carry, for a GUTBUSTER DROP! Cover, ROPEBREAK!! Darby survives by a literal foot but Roddy storms out after him. Roddy drags Darby up and Collision returns to single picture.
Darby trips Roddy up! Roddy hobbles, Darby POSTS him! Fans fire up as Darby CLOBBERS Roddy by the railing! Darby CLUBS away on Roddy, fires off hands, and then runs in again! Roddy clinches to POST Darby in return! Roddy holds Darby up to then TOSS him into railing! Darby falls in a heap again and The Kingdom keep that neck loose. Roddy drags Darby up again, puts him in the ring, and fans chant “ADAM LEFT YOU!” Roddy tells them to shut up, and he stalks Darby. Roddy stomps away on Darby, tells the fans off, then he runs up on Darby. Darby kicks the legs out and Roddy ends up on ropes!
Darby skins the cat to have a GUILLOTINE in the ropes! Roddy flails and the ref counts, but Darby lets go at 4. Darby slides in, O’Conner Rolls, TWO!! Roddy escapes but Darby runs back in, into a half nelson! But Darby swings around to ghost pin! TWO!! Darby hops on, CODE RED! Cover, TWO!! Darby holds on, he uses the same inverted motorcycle stretch he used on Nick! But Roddy powers through to STF!! Darby endures being bent back, fights his way forward, and reaches out to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Strong lets go at 4, and fans fire up! Roddy drags Darby up, CHOPS him to the corner, then follows him to another corner.
Roddy puts Darby up top, climbs up after him, but fans taunt Roddy more. Darby fights the superplex and he CLUBS Roddy on the back! Fans fire up as Darby CLAWS Roddy’s back! Darby shoves Roddy down and fans are thunderous as Darby adjusts! But Roddy SHOVES Darby onto the post! Roddy then climbs up to bring Darby back up, but Darby holds onto the buckle! Darby throws elbows, but Roddy CLUBS away on Darby’s back! Roddy then tries again, half nelson, TOP ROPE BACKBREAKER!!! Fans lose their minds as Darby falls to the apron and then the floor! Nick checks Darby but The Kingdom says that’s it! It’s over!
Roddy drags Darby up, puts him in the ring, and Collision goes back to picture in picture.
Roddy covers, TWO!! Roddy is beside himself, but Darby is somehow still in this! Roddy says this is on Nick for helping Darby out here, and Roddy gets the legs. BOSTON CRAB! Darby endures being bent back, and he SLAPS himself to fire back up! Darby reaches out but Roddy sits deep on the hold! Darby still powers his way forward to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Roddy lets off at 4, and he drags Darby back up. Darby holds ropes so Roddy STOMPS him down! Roddy tells the fans off, even as they continue to chant at him. Roddy drags Darby up to CHOP and CHOP and CHOP and CHOP!
Darby flops over and Roddy tells the fans off one more time. Roddy pushes Darby around, eggs him on, and Collision goes to break.
Collision returns and Roddy has Darby on the apron. Roddy fireman’s carries, but Darby fights with elbows! Darby shifts to THROWBACK STUNNER! Roddy falls to the floor but Darby still clutches his own back. Darby goes up the corner?! SUPER COFFIN SPLASH!!! Direct hit and both men are down at the ramp! Nick coaches Darby, but The Kingdom creeps up on him. But AR Fox is here! Nick asks what Fox is doing here but Fox says he’s got their back! He’s Team Darby now! Nick still hasn’t forgiven Fox, but Darby puts Roddy in. Roddy runs in, but into BOOTS! Darby runs, but into a SICK KICK!!
Roddy hauls Darby up, END OF- NO, Darby slips free to SCORPION DEATH DROP!! Fox and Nick both coach Darby up now, The Kingdom coaches Roddy, and fans rally up. Darby crawls towards a corner, but Taven gets on the apron! Nick YANKS him down, sets him up for Fox, and Fox goes up the corner to MOONSAULT, but Mike shoves Nick in the way!! Fox takes Nick out by accident but Darby still COFFIN DROPS, but onto Roddy’s knees!! END OF HEARTACHE!! Cover, RODDY WINS!
Winner: Roderick Strong, by pinfall (advances to the finals)
The Kingdom come through as insurance and they put the neck brace back on Roddy. Roddy is now heading to Dynamite’s finals, but who will it be he faces? Meanwhile, Nick and Fox get in the ring to check Darby, but Nick shoves Fox! Nick asks what the hell, and Fox defends it was an accident. Nick doesn’t wanna hear it, but the ref keeps these two from fighting it out. What is Darby to do with friends fighting and enemies all around?
“Powerhouse” Will Hobbs speaks.
“Every man has his limit. I took the Redeemer to the limit. I proved I pray to no man, but I look to this book for guidance. Last Sunday, we saw who stood tall. We saw who the real winner was. But this book, this chapter is still unwritten. And everyone will fall to the Book of Hobbs.”
Backstage interview with Keith Lee.
Lexi Nair is with the Limitless One and says Keith has had plenty of success in the AEW Tag Division. He’s even a former tag team champion. But from the sound of it, he wants to do things solo? Yes, as he proved with his first match on Collision not too long ago. However, there are certain individuals that are avoiding him anyway, so if he has to get this done, he’s here with the… Colliders? Now that Keith is here, understand that Keith IS The Collision! He is the one! So his advice to you: run. Will the Limitless One soon have All Elite Wrestling in his hands?
The Righteous speak.
Vincent snaps his fingers and says, “Hello, AEW.” Dutch says, “Here we are! Ol’ Dutch ‘n’ Vincent. And now, Mr. Grayson.” Dutch says we’ve all got the power in our hands to hurt. But there are those too afraid to use it. Those who are not afraid control life itself. Stu says take what you need for the pain, but Vincent says this is brand new. If anyone wants to do something about it, then come on then! If not, just get off the road. You dig what he’s saying, man?
Tony Schiavone is in the ring.
And he welcomes the man with a big win last Sunday at All Out, it’s the American Dragon, Bryan Danielson! Fans fire up as Bryan makes his way to the ring, all patched up from that brutal Strap Match with Ricky Starks. Schiavone says Bryan won and put Starks completely out. So the question is, what is next? Bryan says, “What’s next? So, I told my daughter that once she turns seven, I would start finishing up on my career.” Fans are disappointed, but Bryan says his daughter is six. He keeps his promises, especially to those he loves. So guess what? Time is running out. Fans chant “NO! NO! NO!”
But Bryan says with all that said, he will NOT go gently into that good night! If you think he will, then you don’t know who the hell he is! Bryan is Odysseus and he is gonna fight that cyclops! You’ll have to tie him to the mast to resist the siren song, and then he will kick EVERYBODY’S head in! Fans fire up for that! Because if this is Bryan’s last year, then this will be Bryan’s greatest year ever! Fans love the sound of that! And guess what? Bryan is calling his shots! Right now, his next shot is… October 1st! Seattle, Washington! AEW WrestleDream! And he wants to fight the guy who calls himself the best technical wrestler in the world: ZACK SABRE JR!!
Fans fire up even more, but wait! Ricky Starks walks out, Big Bill by his side. The fans boo but Starks says he had the same reaction when he arrived in Ohio. So it is fitting that Bryan is on Collision while Starks is stuck in catering again. This is what he was talking about! The attention always falls on the other person. It’s why he whooped Steamboat in the first place! To get some attention around here! And after Sunday, he thinks he has everyone’s attention! He put everyone on notice! Starks says after Sunday, he immortalized himself as THE MAN, THE FACE of Collision, as THE PERSON who will do things that Bryan couldn’t have done in his entire career!
Starks talked a lot about how he was given bread crumbs and he wanted a full course meal. He realized that when Bryan did NOT tap Starks out, when Starks woke up in a crimson mask and looked at the blood wash off and go down the drain, Starks realized that he went from hungry to being greedy. Starks will take, take, take, and take, because it is in his nature and it is what he does! Bryan tells Starks that he wishes Starks would’ve been patient. Because Bryan wasn’t done yet. Bryan was in there, he saw what Starks did, he saw what is in Starks! And y’know what? Bryan approves.
Bryan knows the BCC says that if you wanna be with ’em, you gotta bleed with ’em. Bryan has a shirt ready, but Big Bill DECKS him first!! Starks is a little surprised, and he gets Bill off Bryan! Then Starks fires off on Bryan! Bill grins and Starks rains down shots, but here comes the BCC! Moxley jumps on Bill’s back! Fans fire up but Bill TOSSES Moxley and BOOTS him down! Bill beats up on Mox, Starks keeps on Bryan, and CHOKES him with that BCC shirt! Fans boo as Starks makes Bryan pass out! “YOU STILL SUCK! YOU STILL SUCK!” Starks doesn’t care what anyone says, he just strikes his pose!
The Absolute then mocks the old “YES! YES! YES!” stuff, then he and Bill take their leave. Will they regret rejecting and angering two stone cold killers?
BREAKING NEWS for Dynamite!
After that encounter between Starks & Bill with Bryan & Moxley, Moxley is putting his International Championship up against Big Bill! Will Moxley tear down the giant and humble him?
BREAKING NEWS for next week’s Collision!
The open challenge was issued by FTR, and there’s already an answer! Beefy ‘n’ bulky, jacked ‘n’ juicy, The Iron Savages want a taste of gold! Will Bronson & Boulder bring down the Top Guys? Or will Dax & Cash manage to bring down their physically biggest opponents yet?
Backstage interview with Big Bill.
As we just heard, Bill gets a title shot for Jon Moxley’s International Champion! “Oh, Jon Moxley~! He’s the toughest guy we’ve got.” Bill rolls his eyes and says that he just went out there and beat Moxley’s ass! So Wednesday night, in Moxley’s hometown of Cincinnati, Bill is gonna beat Moxley’s ass again to become the NEW International Champion. But then The Lucha Brothers walk over and Fenix tells Bill to relax. Moxley is Fenix’s to break. Just because Bill is big doesn’t mean he skips the line. Fenix has a score to settle, HE will be the next champion. Okay, back of the line. Worry about your brother since he’s gonna get manhandled by Samoa Joe.
Abrahantes says that is true. They have bigger things to deal with. But will Bill be right about his title match with Moxley? Or will Moxley make it past the human skyscraper to take on the firebird?
AEW Grand Slam World Title Eliminator Tournament, Semifinals: Samoa Joe VS Penta El Zero Miedo w/ Alex Abrahantes!
We know Roderick Strong is waiting, but given the history between them, will he want the King of Wrestling Television to meet him on Wednesday? Or will neither be given the choice when Penta unleashes the power of Cero Miedo?
The bell rings and fans fire up as Penta circles with Joe. The two tie up, Joe shoves Penta away, but Penta comes right back to get in Joe’s face. Penta shoves Joe, Joe shoves Penta, so Penta says, “Listen. CERO! MIEDO!” Penta pie faces Joe, Joe HEADBUTTS Penta! Joe runs, but Penta SUPERKICKS! Penta says it again “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta runs but Joe runs him over! Joe stalks Penta, brings him up and CHPOS him to a corner! The Kingdom and Roddy are watching backstage as Joe DECKS Penta! Joe JABS, JABS and JABS! Joe CLUBS Penta down, fans rally up, and Joe brings Penta up. Joe whips but Penta KICKS back!
Penta runs to DROPKICK! Joe tumbles out of the ring and fans rally up with Penta. Penta builds speed to slide, but Joe moves! Joe thinks he got away with something but he turns around and Penta hits a SLINGBLADE! Fans fire up with Penta and he goes back for Joe. Penta KICKS Joe in the leg, follows him around the way to CHOP, but Joe CHOPS back! They CHOP and CHOP and CHOP! Joe HEADBUTTS again, refreshes the ring count, then whips Penta into railing! Penta goes down in a heap and Joe soaks up cheers and jeers. Joe drags Penta up, brings him around, and POSTS him! Then CHPOS him!
Penta turns things around to COHP Joe! Joe turns it around to CHOP again! Penta turns things around to CHOP again! Joe pokes Penta in the eye! Joe refreshes the count again, but Penta KICKS the leg! Penta whips Joe into railing! Fans fire up, Penta and Abrahantes bring out a TABLE! Fans fire up and Collision goes picture in picture.
The table is propped up against the railing, then Penta CHOPS Joe! Joe staggers, but he CLAWS Penta’s eyes! Joe puts Penta in the ring, slides in after him, and drags Penta up to HEADBUTT! Penta ends up in a corner and Joe fires off JABS! Joe CLUBS Penta down, then digs his boot in! The ref reprimands and counts but Joe lets off at 4. Joe drags Penta up and throws him out. Penta hobbles up at the ramp, Joe storms up and CLUBS him! Joe whips Penta into the steel steps! Penta slumps down, Joe brings him around and CLAWS at the mask! The ref reprimands and counts, Joe lets off and he looms mover Penta.
Penta kicks from below but Joe stomps him! Joe drags Penta up to put him in the ring, then he covers, TWO! Penta is still in this and Joe is annoyed. Joe KNEES Penta, KICKS him, and KICKS again! Joe DECKS Penta with a forearm, and Collision returns to single picture. Fans rally and duel, “CERO! MIEDO!” “LET’S GO, JOE!” Joe ROCKS Penta, ROCKS him again, but Penta turns it around to GAMANGIRI! And GAMANGIRI! And GAMANGIRI! Joe falls, Penta goes up, and fans join in saying “CERO! MIEDO!” Penta leaps but Joe moves to avoid the diving stomps! Joe then runs in to CLOBBER Penta! Cover, TWO!
Joe clamps onto Penta with a neck wrench! Penta endures as Joe twists his head! Fans rally up, Penta fights up, and Penta throws elbows! Penta is free, and he CHOPS! And CHOPS! Penta whips, Joe reverses but Penta goes up and over, only for Joe to catch him! SNAKE EYES! Penta slumps down in the corner, but Joe snapmares him to a motorcycle stretch! Penta endures the knee in his back, fans rally up, and The Kingdom continues to watch. Joe pulls back on the arms but fans rally harder! Penta fights up, but Joe HEADBUTTS! Joe snapmares Penta to CHOP him in the back! Then PENALTY KICK! Then ELBOW DROP! Cover, TWO!
Joe is annoyed but he clamps back onto Penta. Penta fights up to throw body shots, but Joe HEADBUTTS! Joe whips Penta to a corner, runs in and back elbows to then PELE! Joe revels in the cheers and jeers, and he watches Penta stir. Joe paces around, then he drags Penta up. Joe hoists Penta up, tucks him in, but Penta fires shots! Penta ROCKS Joe, jumps and CROSSBODIES! Fans fire up as Penta KICKS, whips, but Joe reverses. Penta goes up and over to BACKSTABBER! Cover, TWO! The fans rally up again and Penta brings Joe up. Penta reels Joe in, but Joe wrenches out to kick low!
Joe whips, runs in but into a SUPERKICK! Penta runs but into a POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Penta survives and Joe grows frustrated. Fans rally and Joe reels Penta in but Penta wrenches out to ENZIGURI! Penta clotheslines in the corner, GAMANGIRIS, then trips Joe to run and SUPERKICK! Fans fire up and Penta covers, TWO!! Joe is still in this but Penta keeps his cool. Penta waits on Joe to rise, and he ROUNDHOUSES! Then snapmare, to run and PENALTY KICK! Cover, TWO!! Joe is still in this but Penta wants that arm! Penta CLUBS away on Joe’s sides, hooks one arm up and pulls the other, but Joe powers out!!
Joe hits an atomic drop, then runs to BOOT Penta down! And SENTON! Cover, TWO! Penta is still in this but Joe keeps his focus. Joe HEADBUTTS, runs, but Penta dodges! Joe tumbles out of the ring, Penta builds speed and Penta again fakes Joe out! Penta SUPERKICKS from the apron! Joe wobbles, Penta slingshots and runs, to FLY! Direct hit and down goes Joe! Fans fire up again and Penta hurries back into the ring. Fans fire up, Penta builds speed again, to FLY! But Joe moves and this time, it wasn’t a fake out! Penta CRASHES THROUGH THE TABLE!!! Fans lose their minds and Joe drags Penta from the wreckage.
Joe puts Penta in, covers, TWO!!! Penta survives his own mistake and Joe cannot believe it! Joe stands Penta up to CHOP, CHOP and CHOP! Joe runs, Penta catches him, tucks him in, but Joe pops out to get the COQUINA CLUTCH!!! Penta flails, but he’s caught! Penta taps, Joe wins!!
Winner: Samoa Joe, by submission (advances to the finals)
And so the match is set! Roddy VS Joe! Joe hurt Roddy’s neck and sent him on this path, will Joe break what is left of Roddy to then go after MJF? Or will the Savior of the Backbreaker settle one score before settling another?
A great Collision here, but it just felt a bit talky this time, and not all of it was even really needed. That vignette for The Righteous was literally the same one from the August 18th Rampage. Instead of letting us know The Righteous is coming to AEW, have them show up. But we still got good promos, like Saraya & Soho coming to terms with Storm losing her marbles, CJ Perry and Will Hobbs each having their own thing to say about the match with Miro on Sunday, and the sit-down interview with Claudio and Eddie. I love that we’re getting Winner Takes All between Claudio and Eddie, and that match could go either way. And I just hope CJ isn’t going to be Hobbs’ manager, too many parallels back to the Rusev-Lana-Lashley story in WWE…
Great action with the midcard titles on the line again. Moxley of course beats Action, and I like we’re getting some story blending with him, Bryan, Starks, Bill, and so on. Moxley VS Bill will be good stuff, and I would think Moxley wins so he can have this feud with Fenix. Bryan letting us all know he has no more than a year left in his wrestling career was a great promo, and great to see that after it didn’t happen for Forbidden Door either year, WrestleDream is going to give us the dream match of Bryan VS ZSJ. I also like that Bryan was actually considering of expanding BCC to add Starks, but of course Starks turns him down. Starks wants to be his own man, not one in a crowd. Bryan VS Starks round 2 can be a big part of like Full Gear, or even sooner as part of a build to WrestleDream.
Kris VS Robyn Renegade was alright, though I don’t know why they kept the opponent a secret when it’s only Robyn Renegade. Or is it really more they had absolutely no idea who was facing Kris until now? But either way, Kris was still going to win, and I suppose Jade Cargill was still going to make her way back to AEW. For Kris’ sake, I hope she retains against Jade. Jade’s great at character work and good enough in the ring for being She-Hulk in real-life, but I just don’t think the TBS Championship needs another reign of terror from Jade. Maybe Jade will start poking around the top title after we get past the Outcasts’ story.
Great Six Man Tag, though they didn’t acknowledge this was downgraded from an 8 Man, so I hope Jay White and/or Metalik are both okay. That said, great match, but of course the Bang Bang Gang wins out since they’re on a roll. And while BCG won against FTR, they might be aiming for Trios titles eventually. Good promos from Acclaimed and Dark Order, I hope we also get that as a trios championship feud since they made a point of having an Acclaimed necklace as the merchandise they focused on.
Great stuff out of the contender’s tournament, too, with Christian & Luchasaurus of course being part of why Darby didn’t win tonight. But at the same time, they did a good job in playing up the tension between Nick and Fox. And just as I said last night on Rampage, I just felt Joe VS Strong was going to be the finals. There is history there between them, as well as each part of the Better Than You Baybay brochachos. One way or another, Cole is going to get involved because Roddy basically won’t give him a choice. AEW can’t go wrong with who wins the finals, but I feel like if they want to keep the story with MJF and Cole going, they can give us MJF VS Joe for the world title, then Cole VS Roddy separately in a grudge match of sorts.
My Score: 8.8/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (9/20/23)
Dynamite returns to Arthur Ashe!
Who hits the Grand Slam? And who strikes out?
Dynamite returns to Arthur Ashe, and Maxwell Jacob Friedman returns to New York to defend his AEW World Championship against Samoa Joe!
- ROH World & NJPW Strong Openweight Championships, Winner Takes All: Claudio Castagnoli w/ Wheeler Yuta VS Eddie Kingston; Eddie wins and becomes both ROH World & NJPW Strong Openweight Champion.
- Chris Jericho VS Sammy Guevara; Jericho wins.
- AEW International Championship: Jon Moxley VS Rey Fenix w/ Alex Abrahantes; Fenix wins and becomes the new AEW International Champion.
- AEW Women’s World Championship: Saraya w/ Ruby Soho VS Toni Storm; Saraya wins and retains the title.
- AEW World Championship: MJF w/ Adam Cole VS Samoa Joe; MJF wins and retains the title.
PLAY BY PLAY
ROH World & NJPW Strong Openweight Championships, Winner Takes All: Claudio Castagnoli w/ Wheeler Yuta VS Eddie Kingston!
This isn’t a rivalry, this is a grudge that has gone on for just over a decade, and this will be the end of it all! Will the Swiss Superman take away the title the Mad King fought so hard to get? Or will Eddie prove he IS the better man?
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who leaves Arthur Ashe a double champion!
The bell rings and fans are thunderous already as Eddie and Claudio stare down. They slowly approach, then Claudio just BOOTS Eddie down! But Eddie’s right up to CHOP! And CHOP! Claudio forearms, Eddie CHOPS, repeat! New York is behind their own as he continues to go back and forth with Claudio! Claudio fires off forearm after forearm, then he talks trash. “Is that all you got?” Eddie CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Claudio fires more forearms, then TOSSES Eddie out of the ring! But then Eddie drags Claudio out to whip hard into railing! Claudio hobbles, holding a knee, but Eddie choke grips him!
Fans fire up as Eddie MACHINE GUN CHOPS Claudio against the railing! Eddie ROCKS Claudio, brings him around, and whips him, only for Claudio to reverse and short arm LARIAT! Fans boo but Claudio soaks it up. Claudio drags Eddie up, ROCKS him, and stalks him. Claudio puts Eddie in the ring, fans rally up and Eddie catches Claudio in the ropes! DRAPING DRAGON SCREW! Eddie dropkicks that bad leg! Claudio avoids the next one and he deadlift gut wrenches, for the POWERBOMB! Claudio hobbles and fans boo, but Claudio drags Eddie up. Claudio reels Eddie in, but Eddie fights the lift!
Eddie CLUBS the bad leg, fans rally up, but Claudio SLAPS Eddie! Eddie SLAPS back! And GERMAN SUPLEXES! Fans fire up again as Claudio bails out to the apron. Fans chant “F HIM UP, EDDIE, F HIM UP!” Eddie storms over, and fires off backhand after backhand! Then URAKEN! But that hurts Eddie’s hand just as much! Claudio clamps on a SLEEPER in the ropes! But Eddie elbows free, only for Claudio to back suplex Eddie to the ramp! The LED Plexiglas ramp is a stiff worker, and Claudio looms over Eddie. Eddie is dazed and the fans rally up behind him. Claudio drags Eddie up, then stomps a hand!
Claudio then clotheslines Eddie back into the ring! Fans boo as Claudio climbs the corner. But Eddie rolls to the corner, only for Claudio to DIVING DOUBLE STOMP anyway! Claudio stomps Eddie, drags him up, and scoop SLAMS him! Claudio goes back up, to then DIVING HEADBUTT but FLOPS as Eddie moves! Eddie staggers up, but into an UPPERCUT! Cover, TWO!! Eddie is still in this and Claudio is fuming as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Claudio and Eddie go to ropes, and then Claudio storms over. Claudio CLUBS away on Eddie at the ropes, then he drags Eddie up. Eddie pushes Claudio away but Claudio reels Eddie in. Claudio suplexes but Eddie blocks! Claudio throws body shots, tries again, but Eddie still blocks! Eddie then suplexes Claudio up and over! Fans fire up while both men flounder. Claudio stands first, runs and he BOOTS Eddie in the head! And then Claudio scuffs Eddie, kicks him around, taunts and toys with him, but Eddie CHOPS! Claudio kicks, Eddie CHOPS! Claudio SLIDING LARIATS! Cover, ROPEBREAK!! Eddie reaches out in time!
Claudio sits Eddie up and clamps on with a top wristlock chinlock combo! Fans rally up as Eddie endures being squeezed and twisted around. But then Claudio KICKS Eddie in the back, and STOMPS the hand! Then he STOMPS the other hand! Eddie clutches fingers, but Claudio drags Eddie up by an ear. Eddie CHOPS! And CHOPS! Dynamite returns to single picture as Claudio eggs Eddie on. Eddie CHPOS, Claudio fires UPPERCUT after UPPERCUT in the corner! Claudio sits Eddie down, the ref back shim off, but then Claudio fireman’s carries! T K O! Cover, TWO!! Fans are thunderous as Eddie hangs in there!
Claudio scuffs Eddie again, and that riles Eddie up. Claudio gives more toying kicks, then some harder shots. Eddie pounds the mat and fans fire up with him! Claudio kick sand kicks and kicks, and Eddie wobbles, only to sit up again. Claudio drags Eddie up to UPPER- NO, BACKSLIDE! TWO! Eddie ENZIGURIS! And then an EXPLODER!! Eddie has Claudio again, for a SAIDO! Cover, TWO! Claudio goes to a corner, Yuta coaches him, and Claudio sees Eddie go to the far side. Eddie runs in to clothesline! Eddie fires up and fires off MACHINE GUN CHOPS!! Claudio just brushes those off? Eddie CHOPS and CHOPS, then JABS! Claudio drops to a knee and fans are thunderous!
Eddie hauls Claudio up, Claudio fights the Northern Lights Bomb, so Eddie fires Kawada knees! Claudio JABS back! Eddie staggers, Claudio shakes out the cobwebs, and then both men stare down again. Fans fire up as the two step up, Claudio eggs Eddie on, then fires a forearm! Eddie CHOPS! Forearm! CHOP! Repeat! Claudio eggs Eddie on so Eddie CHOPS! Claudio UPPERCUTS! Eddie staggers back, steadies himself, and he CHOPS again! Claudio dusts that off, so Eddie CHOPS only for Claudio to catch it! HEADBUTT, short arm LARIAT!! Cover, TWO, but Claudio rains down HAMMER ‘N’ ANVIL ELBOWS!
Claudio reels Eddie in, straitjacket for the RICOLA- RANA!! Cover, TWO!! Claudio has the cover, TWO!! Flashbacks to Supercard of Honor there, but Eddie is up! Into an UPPERCUT!! Cover, TWO?!? Eddie survives and Claudio is furious! Claudio drags Eddie up, straitjacket, RICOLA BOMB!! Cover, TWO?!?! New York is electric as Eddie still lives! Claudio is beside himself, but he pulls off the elbow pad now. Claudio drags Eddie up, talks some trash, and UPPERCUTS! URAKEN!! URAKEN!! Then a half nelson, HALF ‘N’ HALF PLEX!! Claudio stands, into the URAKEN!! NORTHERN LIGHTS BOMB!!! Cover, TWO!?!?
Fans are electric again as Eddie powers up! Eddie drags Claudio up, reels him in, but Claudio fights the lift! Claudio then UPPERCUTS! Eddie URAKENS!! And POWERBOMBS!! High stack, EDDIE WINS!!
Winner: Eddie Kingston, by pinfall (still NJPW Strong Openweight & NEW ROH World Champion)
He has done it! The Mad King has conquered Claudio and now reigns over two kingdoms! Yuta tells Claudio that yes, it really did happen. Yuta helps Claudio to his feet, and Eddie keeps his eyes on them. Claudio offers a handshake, and Eddie… accepts it! Claudio hands the ROH title over then takes his leave. Fans chant “You Deserve It!” and that is an understatement. How much more history will be made by Eddie Kingston now?
The Kingdom visits Roderick Strong in the hospital.
This was recorded sometime last week after Dynamite. Matt Taven & Mike Bennett sit by Roddy’s bedside as the nurse fluffs Roddy’s pillow. Mike says they wanted to invite everyone here so they could personally thank everyone for all the gifts and cards. Taven likes this card here. “I hope it makes your day brighter knowing how much everyone cares. Your attention to neck health awareness has been inspirational, and one day, I hope to be as neck strong as you. XOXO Olga.” Mike excuses the nurse and then Adam Cole visits. Roddy calls out to Adam and asks where he is, he can’t see. Then open your eyes.
Roddy does open his eyes and is happy to see Cole is here. Of course he is, he wouldn’t miss this for the world. Cole then says hi to The Kingdom and they ask him where he’s been. He got here as quick as he could. Oh, convenient, Cole shows up just as The Kingdom has to leave. Mike tells Roddy sorry, they gotta go. They’re going to be the new #1 Contenders to the ROH World Tag Titles. Roddy understands. He knows they don’t need it, but good luck. New champs coming soon. Taven then insults Cole’s shirt and pants. Is that how he dresses when he’s mourning? Cole says that’s real appropriate to say.
Cole then tells Roddy that he is glad Roddy is doing okay, and Cole hates to do this but he has to leave soon, too. Max has the world title match with Samoa Joe, and after what happened all last week, Cole has to make sure Max will be okay. Roddy says who cares! What about him? Cole wants Roddy to know he loves him, but Max is the one in danger. Roddy makes the bed sit up so he can look at Cole properly, just so he can tell Cole to go. Then Roddy lowers himself back down. Will Cole be able to help MJF through whatever is coming?
Backstage interview with Christian Cage & Luchasaurus.
Renee Paquette is with Captain Charisma and the AEW TNT Champion to bring up that this Friday, Rampage: Grand Slam, it will be Darby Allin & Sting taking on these two in a tag team match. Obviously, Christian & Luchasaurus have a ton of experience- Christian cuts Renee off to say they have a ton of experience in defending the TNT Championship. And at Rampage: Grand Slam, Christian & Luchasaurus walk through Darby & Sting, and then move on from them. But obviously, Darby isn’t going to move on until he gets another chance at Christian’s- er, their TNT Championship!
So here’s a proposition: Saturday on Collision, Darby VS Christian VS Luchasaurus in a Triple Threat for the TNT Championship! Sound good to Darby? Oh, and one more little wrinkle: if Darby wants his shot, then Sting is not allowed at ringside! And when Darby steps into the ring for their Handicap- er, Triple Threat… Then Darby has as much a chance of winning this championship as both the Yankees and the Mets! ZERO! As for Friday, bring your boy. Christian & Luchasaurus head out, will they dominate this entire week?
Chris Jericho VS Sammy Guevara!
For the first time ever, The Ocho and the Spanish God go 1v1 with each other! They’re both ready to fight harder than they ever have before, but who will come out on top?
Sammy’s entrance has him wearing an LED vest as a reference to all of Jericho’s light up jackets, and Sammy even has Monteasy live to rap the theme song! Is this Sammy’s time to take flight? Or will he be unable to get off the ground with Judas in his mind?
The bell rings and fans fire up as the two circle. Sammy offers a handshake, Jericho accepts it, and the two tie up. Jericho headlocks, then switches and hammerlocks to headlock again. Sammy powers out, but Jericho runs him over, only for Sammy to kip up! So Jericho slaps Sammy! Sammy slaps back, and the hands start flying! Fans fire up and Sammy CHOPS! Jericho CHOPS! Repeat! Sammy gets the edge, whips, hurdles, flips over, and Jericho stumbles into the DROPKICK! Fans fire up as Sammy spins to hit his pose! And Jericho still joins in? Sammy is surprised by that and Jericho SLAPS him again!
Sammy goes to ropes, Jericho storms up but Sammy rolls him up! ONE, and Sammy cradles! ONE, and Jericho CHOPS! And CHOPS! Sammy CHOPS! Jericho CHOPS! Jericho CHOPS again, then CHOPS Sammy in the corner! Fans fire up as Jericho whips corner to corner. Jericho runs in but into an elbow! Sammy swings, Jericho spins him around, TIGER BACKBREAKER! Sammy goes to the apron but Jericho storms over. Triangle jump, but Sammy ducks and Jericho hits the floor! Sammy builds speed and FLIES! Direct hit and down goes Jericho! Fans fire up as Sammy puts Jericho in the ring.
Sammy goes up the corner, leaps, CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Jericho hangs tough but Sammy keeps his cool. Sammy slashes his throat and he torture racks! But Jericho fights that, to hit a CODE BREAKER! Sammy goes to the apron again, but Jericho goes out after him. Fans rally as Jericho drags Sammy up, CLUBS him, but Sammy throws body shots. Jericho CLUBS and CLUSB and CLUBS Sammy, to then suplex. Sammy blocks, throws more body shots, but Jericho hits back! Then Jericho suplexes to the floor! Fans fire up while both men writhe and Dynamite goes picture in picture!
The ref checks both men but they’re okay to continue. Jericho drags himself up with the apron skirt, then soaks up the cheers and jeers from New York. Jericho drags Sammy up and SMACKS him off the desk! The ring count is climbing, but Jericho clears off the desk! Jericho SMACKS Sammy with the desk hood! Jericho slides into the ring to stop the count and soak up more cheers and jeers. Sammy stands up, and slides in at 9! Jericho stomps Sammy, drags him up and reels him in, for a BIG back suplex! Jericho smacks Sammy around, eggs him on, and brings him up again, but Sammy cradles! TWO! Jericho rushes in to BOOT Sammy down!
Jericho drags Sammy up again, puts him in a corner and on the top rope. Jericho CHOPS! And CHOPS! And then he climbs up, to rain down fists! Jericho goes all the way to TEN, then SUPER STEINERS! Sammy writhes, Jericho pushes him to a cover, TWO! Jericho huffs ‘n’ puffs and paces around as Dynamite returns to single picture. Fans rally, Jericho stands Sammy up and CHOPS! And CHOPS! Jericho eggs Sammy on, so Sammy CHOPS! And forearms! And CHOPS! Sammy fires off more, whips Jericho to ropes, but Jericho KICKS him away! Jericho runs, into a SPANISH FLY! Cover, TWO!
Both men stand and Jericho LARIATS Sammy down! And then LARIATS him again! Cover, TWO! Sammy is still in this and fans rally up. Jericho brings Sammy up, CHOPS him again, then has him in a corner. Jericho CHOPS, whips corner to corner, but Sammy goes up and over, ducks and steals the CODE BREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Jericho survives his own move and Sammy is beside himself. Jericho goes to the apron, Sammy runs in to BLAST him off! Jericho hits the desk! Sammy then goes to the apron, to then go up the corner?! Sammy aims, says a quick prayer, and ARIHARA MOONSAULTS!
Sammy clutches a leg, puts Jericho in, and he fires up! Fans are with Sammy as he goes to the apron. Sammy springboards, into a DROPKICK! Sammy goes back to the apron, Jericho triangle jumps, into a CALF KICK! Not the cleanest but something got Jericho. Sammy SUPERKICKS to knock Jericho down, and then he goes back up top! FLYING CUTTER!! Cover, TWO!! Jericho just gets that arm up and Sammy grows frustrated. Sammy drags Jericho up, torture racks, GO TO- NO, Jericho blocks! Jericho trips Sammy and has the legs! WALLS OF JERICHO!! Fans are thunderous while Sammy endures!
Jericho sits deep on the hold, but Sammy reaches out! Sammy crawls his way forward, but Jericho drags him back! Sammy clubs at Jericho’s legs, tuck sunder and throws hands from below! Sammy then throws Jericho away! Sammy JUMP KNEES Jericho to a corner! Sammy runs in, is put on the apron, and Jericho ROCKS him! Jericho goes up the other side of the corner! Jericho drags Sammy up to join him, CLUBS him, but Sammy throws hands in return. They both stand on the top rope, to SUPER CUTTER!! Both men are down and fans are losing their minds! Sammy crawls to the cover, TWO!!!
Jericho is still in this but Sammy is too sore to be upset. Sammy and Jericho sit up, Jericho goes to ropes but Sammy is right on him. Sammy CHOPS, then whips. Jericho reverses, but Sammy avoids the dropkick! Sammy goes to the ropes, LIONSAULT onto knees!! Jericho counters his own move, and then runs to BULLDOG! Fans fire up as Jericho lines up the shot, Jericho LIONSAULTS! Cover, TWO!! Jericho grits his teeth, but he also has a sinister grin on his face now. Jericho throws down fists, then he brings Sammy up for a knee to the head! And another! And another! Jericho runs, into a JUMP KNEE!
Sammy torture racks! GO TO HOSPITAL!! But Sammy doesn’t cover!? Sammy goes up the corner instead, takes aim, and SHOOTING STAR- CODE BREAKER!!! Cover, Jericho wins!!
Winner: Chris Jericho, by pinfall
Sammy gambled and just got busted! Jericho wins, proving why he is the master and Sammy is the apprentice. But the real question is, can these two still be friends? Jericho offers a hand, Sammy accepts, and they hug it out! Fans cheer as Le Sex Gods stick together! But then Sammy LOW BLOWS Jericho?! Jericho falls against Sammy but Sammy shoves him down! And here comes Don Callis?! No, Sammy, no! But Don pats Sammy on the shoulder. Don threw his friendship with Jericho away, and now takes away Jericho’s last friend! Will the Spanish God soon be a wrestling god thanks to the Don Callis Family?
MJF & Adam Cole pull into the parking lot.
The brochachos pull up in an emerald green Porsche, and as he steps out of the car, Maxwell Jacob Friedman calls out Samoa Joe! “I’ve been holding a grudge against you for eight long years. And when you decided to shove me, I took that and I turned it into a little ball, and I put that chip on my shoulder. And tonight, I take that chip and I bash your skull in! See, it was bad enough when you shoved me. But you took, and you took, and you took, and you tried to take away the two things now that are most precious to me: you are trying to take away my AEW World Championship, and you are trying to hurt my brother, Adam Cole.”
That is where Joe messed up. Tonight, MJF will choke Joe out in front of thousands of New Yorkers, MJF’s people! And the last thing Joe is gonna hear as he fades out is… “M! J! F! M! J! F!” Because they’re better than you, and Cole gets a call? It’s Roddy? Seriously? He’s upset but Cole wants him to talk it out. Cole says he still has MJF’s back but this is an emergency. Roddy, relax, you are not gonna die! Cole heads out to talk with Roddy about his neck, and MJF tells Joe, “Your ass is mine.” Will the ROH World Television Champion look to change that with his own two hands?
Backstage interview with Don Callis & Sammy Guevara.
Renee walks up to ask them if this all but confirms that Sammy has joined the Don Callis Family, but Don says not to cut her off, “but all will be revealed this Friday on Rampage. C’mon, kid, we got a lot to celebrate.” The two traitors head out, but then cross paths with Daniel Garcia! Sammy and Danny stare down, and then Sammy asks if he has something to say. Don has Sammy stand down and says Danny is money. For now, the two of them will go. Don gets Sammy outta there, but what are Danny’s feelings? He left the JAS, but is he upset Sammy joined the DCF?
AEW International Championship: Jon Moxley VS Rey Fenix w/ Alex Abrahantes!
The Maniac made it past the human skyscraper that is “Big Bill” Morrissey, but now he has to face what he did to the Immortal Firebird almost a month ago! Will Fenix burn Moxley down? Or will Moxley ace this, game, set and match?
Moxley goes up the ramp so he can drop his belt on top of Fenix’s cape. Moxley taunts Fenix, Fenix storms up after Moxley and CHOPS! Fans fire up as the brawl is on! Moxley ROCKS Fenix, whips him at the ring but Fenix goes up the ropes to JUMP SOBAT! Fans fire up while Moxley flops to the floor. Fenix uses the ramp as a runway to FLY and take Moxley down! Fans lose their minds and Fenix crawls his way over to Moxley. Moxley is dazed but Fenix’s back is sore from that landing. Fenix still stands up and he drags Moxley up. Fenix ROCKS Moxley, CHOPS him against railing, and then puts Moxley in the ring.
The bell finally sounds so this is a match! Fenix baits Moxley, avoids the stomp and then shoulders into Moxley! Fenix slingshots to sunset flip, ONE! Moxley stacks, TWO! Moxley staggers, Fenix kips up and things speed up. Fenix handsprings over the leg sweep! Moxley swings, Fenix catches him to CHOP, knuckle lock, and go up and up and FLYING ARM-DRAG! Moxley stands back up and Fenix somersaults, into a FOREARM! Moxley is done playing around, and he runs to CURB STOMP! Cover, TWO! Fenix survives the shoutout to the Visionary, but Moxley rains down fists! Moxley then shifts to a cover, TWO!
Moxley has the double wristlock but Fenix fights up with body shots. Moxley facelocks but Fenix powers out to BITE the hand! Fenix BOOTS the punch, CHOPS and CHOPS but Moxley pokes the eyes! Moxley whips, Fenix tiger feints but into a BOOT! Fenix flounders to the ramp and then the floor but Moxley pursues. The ring count climbs and Moxley CHOPS Fenix against railing! Moxley dumps Fenix over into the front row! Fans fire up as Fenix drags himself up. Moxley drags Fenix up but Fenix throws body shots! Fenix ROCKS Mox, then pushes him away. Fenix jumps up onto the railing, but Moxley shoves him back down!
Moxley has Fenix on the railing, to DRAPING PARADIGM SHIFT!! Fenix is dazed now and Moxley gets a chair! The ref reprimands so Moxley puts Fenix in the ring. Cover, TWO! Fenix is hanging tough but Moxley eggs him on. Fenix chops but that was nothing, and Moxley BOOTS him! Moxley rains down fists, lets off, and Fenix crawls to a corner. Moxley storms over, brings him up, and clotheslines! Moxley flips fans off, runs in, but Fenix dodges to GAMANGIRI! And GAMANGIRI! And then JUMP SOBAT! Moxley staggers, into the SOMERSAULT CUTTER! Cover, TWO!! But Fenix hurries to a corner and goes right up! FROG SPLASH! Cover, TWO!!
Moxley is still in this but Fenix fires up again. Fans are with him as he runs, but into a KING KONG LARIAT! Moxley roars, fans fire up even more, and then Moxley flips off Fenix. Abrahantes coaches Fenix up, and he kips up to his feet! Fenix dodges Mox to SUPERKICK him out of the ring! Fenix goes out after him, brings him around, and puts him on the railing now! Fenix goes to the apron, then up the corner! Fans are losing their minds already, SUPER FLYING LEG DROP!!! Both men crash down and Dynamite goes picture in picture!
The ref checks both men and they’re somehow okay to continue. Abrahantes coaches Fenix as he and Moxley stir. Moxley crawls to the ring, Fenix follows and pushes him in. Fenix then aims from the apron, springboards, but into a kick! PARADIGM SHIFT!! Cover, TWO!! Fenix survives but Moxley just snarls and storms around. Moxley gets Fenix’s legs, ties them up, and has a TEXAS CLOVERLEAF!! Fenix endures, reaches out, and fans rally as he fights forward. But Moxley shifts to a CLOVERLEAF STF!! Moxley grinds the hold, then shifts to just a facelock. Moxley drags Fenix up, Gotch hold for the PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO!!!
Fenix survives again and Moxley is fuming! Moxley storms around the ring, Abrahantes coaches Fenix and the fans rally up. Moxley clamps on with a SLEEPER, then drags Fenix up again. Moxley CHOPS Fenix to the corner and Fenix drops to his knees! Moxley stands Fenix up to CHOP again! Dynamite returns to single picture and Moxley storms around. Fenix sputters, stands, and CHOPS! Moxley forearms, then he puts Fenix back in a corner. Moxley puts Fenix up top, climbs up to join him, but Fenix resists with body shots. Fans rally as Fenix HEADBUTTS and HEADBUTTS! Moxley falls, Fenix jumps to DIVING DOUBLE STOMP!!
Both men are down and New York is thunderous again! Fenix crawls to a cover, TWO! Fenix drags Moxley up and reels him in but Moxley resists the lift. Fenix CLUBS Moxley, but Moxley Alabama Lifts him! Fenix still CLUBS Moxley, they end up on ropes, and Moxley throws body shots! Moxley DECKS Fenix to the outside! Moxley goes out to run downhill, CURB STOMP ON THE RAMP!! Fans sing “OH~ OHH~ OHHH~!” for the Visionary as Moxley drags Fenix in. Moxley lifts, to stall, and PILEDRIVER!! Cover, TWO?!?! Fenix survives and fans are thunderous again! Moxley is seething and he drags Fenix back up.
Moxley puts Fenix in a corner, CHOPS him, and CHOPS him, and then hoists Fenix up top. Moxley goes up, underhooks, but Fenix fights! Moxley falls, Fenix adjusts, SWANTON BOMB!! Then Fenix drags Moxley up and fireman’s carries, to BLACK FIRE DRIVER!! Cover, TWO?!?! HOW?!? Fans call BS, that twitch could NOT have been enough! But Fenix figures F it, BLACK FIRE DRIVER again!!! Cover, FENIX WINS!!
Winner: Rey Fenix, by pinfall (NEW AEW International Champion)
New York cannot believe it but they are loving it! Moxley’s reign ends after just three defenses, and Fenix has his vengeance! Death Triangle regains the gold once held by The Bastard, will Fenix blaze his own trail with this title? As for Moxley, he is getting checked by medics, what condition will he be in after such an epic fight?
Samoa Joe speaks.
“Oh Maaaax~! You feel it, Max? The night is upon us, a great celebration! Tonight is a night of consequences. And Max, you have run your mouth, you have made your angst known, you have told the world you’ve harbored your grudge against me for eight years.” But MJF better be prepared to hold onto that grudge a little longer, because Joe will smash him from pillar to post, in front of MJF’s people! And tonight, Joe finishes taking what he was trying to take from MJF all those years ago. But it won’t be MJF’s future, it’ll be his championship. We’ve already seen the landscape shift, will the One True King of Wrestling Television add to that?
AEW takes a closer look at the ROH World Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders match.
Matt Hardy says that Friday on Rampage: Grand Slam, he and Jeff will compete in a match, with the winners going on to face MJF & Adam Cole for the ROH World Tag Team Championships at WrestleDream! But Matt Taven says they are the OGK, and the Melvins will put respect on the name of The Kingdom. Mike says that they do three things this Friday: Punch ’em in the wiener; hit ’em with piledrivers; and become the #1 Contenders! Best Friends join in, and Trent says this is one more shot for the boys to go on and get another shot to win the big one. Chuck knows MJF & Cole say they’re best friends, but we all know there is only one set of Best Friends that matter, and it’s these two!
Vincent says that a long time ago, being crazy meant something. But now, everybody’s crazy! The Righteous is here to purify AEW, and it starts this Friday on Rampage. Dig what they’re saying? It’s a Fatal 4 of four powerful teams, but who will come away with those golden tickets to Seattle?
AEW Women’s World Championship: Saraya w/ Ruby Soho VS Toni Storm!
The Outcasts used to be a strong trio within the AEW Women’s Division, but this very title is what tore apart the friendship of The Knight and the Lightning. Saraya won an All In London Fatal 4 to become champion, but Storm won the Fatal 4 to earn this match! Will Storm complete the #PortraitofaStar with some gold? Or will this Knight still reign?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who is the real star of the AEW Women’s Division!
The bell rings and Storm wants a hug? Saraya says no, she’s crazy as a loon and totally betrayed The Outcasts! Storm still offers, so Saraya SLAPS her! Fans boo and Storm looks hurt emotionally. Saraya SLAPS Storm again and says Storm is nothing without Saraya! “You need me! YOU NEED ME!” Then she SLAPS Storm again! So now Storm smiles? Saraya is confused, but Storm CHPOS her! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! And CHOPS again! Ruby shouts from the apron but Storm rushes over! Storm avoids Ruby’s cheap shot to CHOP her down! But Saraya BOOTS Storm down! Fans boo but Saraya tells Storm she’s a stupid cow!
Saraya has Storm on ropes, goes to the apron, and fires off knee after knee after knee! Storm flops to the floor and Saraya soaks up the heat. But then Storm trips Saraya up! Saraya hits the apron, Storm pushes her back in the ring. Storm sees Ruby standing there, and she goes under the ring? What in the world? The ref goes to check with Saraya, Storm sticks her feet out and Ruby drags her out from under there. Storm has SHOES! She kicks Ruby, then SLAPS her with those slippers! Fans fire up and Storm goes back to the ring. The ref says drop the shoe, then snatches the slipper away. But he misses the HIGH HEEL SHOT!! Cover, TWO!!
Storm is furious that Saraya survives! Storm argues with the ref then throws a fit as Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Storm drags Saraya into ropes, drapes her out, to DRAPING DDT to the ramp!! Ruby rushes up to check Saraya, her neck is a major issue for her. Storm is torn between remorse and rage, but Saraya seems okay to continue. So Storm drags her in through the ropes, to DRAPING DDT again!! Cover, TWO!! Saraya survives and Storm seethes. Storm storms around, pursues Saraya out of the ring, but tells Ruby to back off. But that distraction allows Saraya to BOOT Storm! Saraya then SMACKS Storm off the desk! Storm staggers and flounders away, then Saraya CLUBS her! Saraya scowls as she stands Storm up to CHOP!
Saraya pushes Storm into the ring, tells fans off, then hops back in. But Storm ROCKS her! And CLUBS her! And CHPOS her! Saraya goes to a corner, Storm hoists her up top, and then ROCKS her! Storm climbs, Saraya hits back, they brawl up top! Storm CLUBS and CLUBS and CLUBS, then stands Saraya up. Saraya fights back with body shots, and she CLUBS away on Storm now! Saraya adjusts, to SUPER SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB!! Cover, TWO!! Storm survives and Dynamite returns to single picture! Ruby is furious while Saraya argues with the ref. Fans boo as Ruby tries to start a Saraya chant.
Saraya sits Storm up but Storm hits first! Saraya hits back, Storm hits again! They go back and forth, forearm for forearm, and fans fire up as Storm just HAMMERS away! Fans are thunderous for Storm and she grabs a turnbuckle. Storm rips the pad right off! The ref takes that but the buckle is still exposed. And then Storm gets the spray paint! Ruby snatches that away, payback for that TBS Championship screw job! The ref argues with Ruby, then with Storm, and Ruby rolls the can to Saraya! Saraya SPRAYS Storm in the face!! KNIGHT CAP!! Cover, TWO?!?! Storm survives the flashback to All In!
New York is thunderous but Saraya is furious! Saraya slaps Storm around, drags her up, and bumps her off buckles! And again! And then she considers the bare buckle. Saraya sits Storm in the corner but Ruby wants her to finish this! Saraya stomps but Storm blocks! Storm sets the foot down, to KISS Saraya!? And then reel her in! STORM ZERO!!! Cover, TWO!?! Storm’s kiss goodbye didn’t finish this! But Storm puts Saraya in the corner, against that bare buckle! Storm goes to the far corner, says “I’m sorry, I love you.” SWEET HIP- NO, Saraya moves and the buckle gets Storm in the booty! Saraya reels Storm in and onto the ropes, DRAPING KNIGHT CAP!!! Cover, Saraya wins!!
Winner: Saraya, by pinfall (still AEW Women’s World Champion)
Saraya shouts that Storm forced her to do that! Storm reaches out, but The Outcasts leave her behind. Will Saraya & Soho move on from Storm to conquer the entire AEW Women’s Division?
BREAKING NEWS for Rampage: Grand Slam!
Considering it is a TWO HOUR special edition for Arthur Ashe, there’s more action to be had! And in a Mixed Trios match, Kris Statlander joins #OrangeHook to take on Anna Jay, Matthew Menard & Angelo Parker! Will the TBS Champion, the FTW Champion and Freshly Squeezed prove why they’re The Galaxy’s Greatest? Or will they owe some title shots to the sports… enner-tay-ners?
Then Skye Blue takes on Julia Hart in a battle of two young and hungry stars wanting their shot at some gold! Plus, after making a comeback at All In London, after sharing his side of the story, Mike Santana gets back in the ring! Will he blaze a trail to the top, all by himself?
BREAKING NEWS for Collision!
On top of the TNT Championship “Triple Threat” of Luchasaurus VS Christian Cage VS Darby Allin, Andrade El Idolo accepts Jay White’s challenge from last Saturday! Will the Latin Idol learn what it means to Breathe With The Switchblade? Then Rob Van Dam competes in his home state of Michigan, FTR defends the AEW World Tag Team Championships against The Workhorsemen, and Bryan Danielson gives Ricky Starks his rematch, in a TEXAS DEATH MATCH! With as much blood as was shed at All Out, how much more violent will the American Dragon and Absolute go?
AEW World Championship: MJF w/ Adam Cole VS Samoa Joe!
It’s the moment of truth! After watching the Grand Slam World Title Eliminator Tournament, Maxwell Jacob Friedman was very… happy(?) to see that the King of Wrestling TV won the right to have this match. MJF threw some Steiner math at Joe but now it’s time to put it to the test! Will the hometown antihero finally have his revenge? Or will we soon be calling him #TwoBeltJoe?
MJF’s entrance is an homage to Bret Hart and Mean Joe Greene. A kid shouts out to MJF, tells him to go get ’em, champ, and then MJF nods and gives the kid his scarf. And also whispers something before heading out. What’d he say? That the kid’s adopted?! Anyway… The introductions are made, the Triple B is raised, and we see who finishes Dynamite with a Grand Slam!
The bell rings and the fans are thunderous already for MJF. MJF and Joe circle, feel things out, and then Joe kicks a leg! MJF backs away to a corner, resets with Joe, and they feel things out again. Fans chant “He’s Our Scumbag!” but Joe just smirks. They circle, Joe corners MJF but the ref has him back off. So MJF pokes Joe in the eye! MJF hops on for a SLEEPER, but Joe THROWS MJF down! MJF clutches his neck, and conspicuous by his absence is Adam Cole. Was Roddy’s “emergency” more engrossing than Cole thought? Joe looms over MJF as MJF sits up, and MJF stands to say he’s okay. Joe CLUBS him down for it!
Joe stomps MJF, fans boo, but Joe stomps MJF on the neck! MJF goes to a corner, Joe JABS and JABS and JABS! Joe sits MJF down, then RIDGEHANDS him down! Fans boo but Joe just says “SUCK IT!” Joe eggs MJF on, drags him from the corner, and clamps on a neck wrench! MJF endures the torture but the fans rally up behind him. MJF fights up, throws body shots, but Joe throws him down by his hair! The ref reprimands but Joe drags MJF up to atomic drop! Joe runs but MJF dodges the boot! MJF kicks, Joe blocks and MJF apologizes, only to poke Joe in the eyes again! MJF jumps on for a SLEEPER!
Joe RAMS MJF into buckles! Joe is free, and he runs to BOOT! And SENTON! Cover, TWO! Joe paces, not at all bothered. Joe then drags MJF up, but MJF JABS, throat chops, and runs at the corner, into the “SIT YO ASS DOWN!” URENAGE! Joe paces while Dynamite goes picture in picture.
Now Joe covers, ROPEBREAK! MJF saves himself by fingertips but Joe just drags him to the outside. Joe CLUBS MJF against the apron! MJF sputters, Joe drags him out and whips him hard into railing! MJF falls in a heap and Joe mockingly applauds. Joe then storms back over, drags MJF back up and puts him back in the ring. Joe CLUBS MJF again and MJF flounders away. Joe hurries in after MJF, CHOKES him on the ropes, but lets off as the ref counts 4. MJF sputters, only for Joe to KICK him in the side! Joe paces, drags MJF up, and snapmares to then neck wrench again! MJF endures all over again but the fans still rally.
MJF fights up, using Joe’s twisting for leverage, and he throws body shots! MJF runs, but Joe CLOBBERS him! Cover, TWO! MJF is hanging in there but Joe keeps his cool. Joe drags MJF up and puts him in a corner to JAB! JAB! JAB! And CHOP! MJF leans against ropes and the ref reprimands Joe, but Joe JABS MJF again as Dynamite returns to single picture. Fans rally as hard as they can for MJF and he fires forearms back! Joe HEADBUTTS, then he hoists MJF up top! Joe tucks MJF in but MJF sunset flips! Stack cover, TWO! SUPERKICK! MJF learned that one from his brochacho! But Joe stays up, so MJF short arm LARIATS!
Joe is still up so MJF LARIATS again! Joe is still up, so MJF runs to LARIAT! That takes as much out of MJF as it does Joe, but fans are thunderous as MJF goes again. Joe LARIATS MJF down!! Cover, TWO!! Joe is getting annoyed now but he rips MJF’s new shirt up! Then he wipes his butt with it and throws it down on MJF! Fans boo and MJF is furious, that was his loving tribute to the New York MLB legacy! Joe gives scuffing kicks and toying pie faces. MJF is getting mad now! Joe HEADBUTTS, and MJF just glares at him! Joe SLAPS MJF, then CLUBS him! MJF fires off forearms!
Joe puts MJF in the corner, but MJF dodges to CLAW the back, and bump Joe off buckles again and again and again! Fans count all the way to TEN! MJF goes up to then rain down fists! Fans count all the way to nine, because then MJF BITES Joe’s head!! The ref reprimands, Joe shoves MJF away, but MJF backflips and lands perfectly!! MJF has New York all fired up as he takes the kangaroo stance! KANGAROO KICK!! Joe flops out of the ring, MJF kips up and shakes the ropes! Fans are thunderous but MJF stops because his neck bothers him again. The chants of “M J F! M J F!” gets MJF back to his feet!
MJF pounds the mat, fans rally, and MJF builds speed! No doubts this time, MJF DIVE into a GAMANGIRI! Joe goes up to get MJF on the apron, fireman’s carry, APRON DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!!! Joe then laughs as he watches MJF down on the floor! Joe drags MJF up while fans boo, and Joe puts MJF in the ring. Cover, TWO!! MJF is still in this and the fans are thunderous again! Joe is amused, but also rather frustrated. Joe goes out, and he brings out a TABLE! Fans are torn but they do love tables! Joe puts that table against railing, then drags MJF out of the ring! The ref reprimands but Joe brings MJF over.
Joe clinches, and URENAGES MJF through the table!! The ref reprimands, fans boo, but Joe just laughs again. Joe drags MJF up out of the wreckage, puts him back in the ring, and covers, TWO?!?!? MJF survives and the fans are thunderous again! Joe nods, he might even respect the fighting spirit. But now he pulls padding off the concrete floor!! Joe drags MJF out of the ring again, the ref reprimands, and they go to the bare floor! But MJF fights free, to BITE Joe’s leg!! Fans fire up as MJF lets off that, to reel Joe in! But MJF’s neck won’t let him lift Joe! Joe kicks MJF, reels him back in, and gets him up to PILEDRIVER to the concrete!!!
Fans are losing their minds and the ref freaks out! The medics check MJF but Joe just has an evil smile on his face! Joe looms over MJF but the ref has him back off. Joe doesn’t care, he SWATS and BOOTS medics and security! Joe drags MJF up and into the ring! Joe figures he can pay the finds once he has two champ checks! Cover, TWO!??!?! Joe is stunned!! Devil or not, MJF is not human!! Joe drags MJF up, and he says MJF better give up or else. MJF SPITS in Joe’s face! So Joe DECKS MJF!! Joe then drags MJF back to his feet, runs, and LARI- NO, MJF slips through, reels Joe in, and manages a POWERBOMB?!?! Cover, TWO!!!!
The fans are electric as both men are down! “This is Awesome!” as Joe and MJF stir! Joe sits up, as does MJF. They stand, and Joe CHOPS! Joe runs, but MJF ROCKS him with a forearm! Joe CHOPS, but MJF seethes to forearm! They go shot for shot, MJF SUPERKICKS! Joe ROCKS MJF! And again, and again, and again! Joe runs one more time, but MJF gets around to a SLEEPER! But Joe gets around, to a COQUINA! MJF grabs at the ref, and then LOW BLOW MULE KICKS in the distraction!! Fans fire up as MJF gets away from Joe. MJF then gets his Dynamite Diamond Ring out! MJF gives it a kiss and puts it on the pinkie!
MJF runs in, but Joe puts the ref in the way! The ref sees the diamond ring and confiscates it! Then Joe LOW BLOWS MJF!! Joe puts MJF up top, tuck shim in, MUSCLE BUSTER!!!! Cover, TWO?!?!?! HOW?!?!? Joe can’t even explain it!! The fans are volcanic as Joe drags MJF back up, into a SLEEPER!! MJF flails, reaches out, but Joe is leaning on him! The hand falls once! But wait! Here comes Adam Cole!! Cole coaches MJF on but the hand falls twice! Cole pounds the mat, fans rally up even harder, and MJF comes back to life!! MJF fights up and again Joe can’t explain it! MJF stands to BITE the arm!!
Joe lets go, MJF victory rolls! TWO!! MJF hurries to have a SLEEPER of his own!! Joe fights up, and he RAMS MJF into a corner! The ref had to bail out to avoid the impact! Cole distracts Joe on the apron, MJF undoes some wrist tape, and MJF CHOKES Joe with the wrist tape garrote!!! MJF hides it inside the sleeper!! The ref revives, MJF has Joe in body scissors!! The ref checks, Joe is OUT! MJF wins!!
Winner: MJF, by submission (still AEW World Champion)
MJF hides the evidence in his armpit, but then it falls out as the ref raises his hand in victory! MJF keeps the ref distracted and Cole takes care of truly hiding the evidence. MJF and Cole hug to celebrate, Cole had MJF’s back in the end. But Joe knows it, and he shoves Cole! MJF gets in the way to keep this from getting worse. Joe snarls, but he offers a handshake? MJF is wary, he knows all the tricks in the book, but fans want to see it. MJF takes the handshake, and there is now respect instead of a grudge. Will the One True King of Wrestling Television have to settle for defending his one crown?
As for the brochachos, they stand together with all their belts! The medics still check with MJF, that neck has to be killing him. With both the AEW World Championship and the ROH World Tag Team Championship around his waist, how long can MJF keep this up?
An awesome Dynamite for Grand Slam 2023, with the right balance of action and talking. A little surprised they didn’t open with the International Championship, but the Winner Takes All match was a great choice all the same. The right choice was made here with Eddie winning the ROH World Championship. Claudio doesn’t have to worry about going to ROH tapings when he only did so rarely, and Eddie can go back and forth between ROH and NJPW Strong, just as I’ve been saying since this match was teased. Then speaking of the International Championship, it was awesome stuff, but clearly, there was something along the lines of a concussion there with Moxley. Fenix wasn’t supposed to win, but winning the title given the injury makes sense. And hopefully Moxley is alright.
Jericho VS Sammy was great, and it was very surprising that Jericho won clean. But in the end, that’s because Sammy was gonna turn on him and join Don Callis! I like that Daniel Garcia’s part in this story is to now be the one member of the former JAS that left Jericho behind, who might now return to his side. Garcia VS Guevara is going to be great stuff, and at least there’s now more than two people in the Don Callis Family. Still waiting on Kota Ibushi responding to Don & Konosuke claiming they’re gonna end his career.
Really good promo from Christian Cage & Luchasaurus, but uh, isn’t having a TNT Championship match on Collision after the Rampage tag match a little too soon? Though, given Christian is only making such a match so he and Luchasaurus can beat down Darby and one of them still has the title is definitely more TV programming than PPV programming. Then maybe Darby gets a proper title rematch at WrestleDream to add another hometown wrestler to the card. The ROH World Six Man Tag Championships being the Rampage main event is great for the building story of Swerve VS Hangman, and might actually give Mogul Embassy a chance to retain.
Great title match from Saraya VS Storm, with great character work and references back to the previous matches. But as such, of course Ruby helps Saraya retain, and who knows where Storm goes from here. Good promo to set up the Tag Team Fatal 4 Way, but I still feel The Kingdom wins that to then challenge MJF & Cole. Great promo from The Kingdom with Roddy and Cole, and how that tied into Cole not being around for most of MJF VS Joe. Good promos from MJF and Joe, too, and we got a PPV worthy title match. MJF has now reached that Eddie Guerrero level where he can cheat and do Heel things but is still Face because the fans love him. As such, MJF wins, and it is great to see Joe show him respect.
Joe will still have plenty to do with his ROH TV title, and now I think AEW really commits to how Roddy & The Kingdom will get in between MJF & Cole, take those tag titles, and then MJF VS Cole Round 3 happens at like Full Gear to settle things once and for all.
My Score: 9/10
Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (9/16/23)
Collision strikes gold!
Will TBS belong to the DMD?
Britt Baker has led the AEW Women’s Division before, and now she wants to create true history! Will she be the first to have held the Women’s World AND TBS titles in her career?
- Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli VS Ricky Starks & “Big Bill” Morrissey; Starks & Bill win.
- AEW World Tag Team Championships: FTR VS The Iron Savages w/ Jacked Jameson; FTR wins and retains the titles.
Evil UnoJohn Silver VS Anthony Bowens w/ Max Caster & Billy Gunn; Silver wins.
- Aussie Open VS ???; Aussie Open wins.
- Andrade El Idolo VS Scorpio Sky; Andrade wins.
- The Hardy Boyz VS The Righteous; The Righteous win.
- AEW TBS Championship: Kris Statlander VS Britt Baker; Kris wins and retains the title.
PLAY BY PLAY
The Blackpool Combat Club speaks.
Claudio Castagnoli says Saturday nights are alright for fighting, and that means it’s perfect for the BCC. Bryan Danielson tells Ricky Starks that last week, Starks choked Bryan out with a BCC shirt. Starks says he’s angry, he’s hungry and he’s greedy. Let’s see how hungry Starks is after Bryan shoves his fist down Starks’ throat!
“Big Bill” Morrissey & Ricky Starks speak.
Bill says his shoes are still soaked with the blood of Jon Moxley, and tonight, more BCC blood will be spilt. Starks tells Bryan & Claudio that there’s no place on this show for glory hogs. That is why Starks & Bill prove why they are the Faces of Collision!
Kris Statlander speaks.
The Galaxy’s Greatest knows Britt Baker has homefield advantage here at her alma mater, Penn State, and Kris is still sore from her main event title match just last night. But Kris is no normal champion, she is THE fighting champion. Tonight belongs to Stat!
Britt Baker speaks.
“We are here at State College, Pennsylvania, and we are your first AEW Collision women’s main event! Time for me to come home with that TBS Women’s Championship title and tell everybody why TBS is The Britt Show.”
The Dark Order speaks.
John Silver says The Acclaimed were too busy scissoring and didn’t take time to read the contract! Anthony Bowens isn’t wrestling Evil Uno! No, he’s wrestling THE MEAT MAN! Evil Uno says that’s right, and Silver will win tonight, because The Dark Order is good.
The Acclaimed speak.
Max Caster says, “Yo! Listen!” and Billy Gunn says they have been the AEW World Trios Champions for TWENTY DAYS! And Bowens says fine print or not, Uno or Four, the Five Tool Player, The Best Sciz in the Biz, will beat dat ass! Because EVERYONE! LOVES! THE ACCLAIMED!
Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli VS Ricky Starks & “Big Bill” Morrissey!
The American Dragon wants to settle things with The Absolute, so they’re each calling upon they powerful allies! Will The Swiss Superman be rolling into his Winner Takes All match with Eddie Kingston on Dynamite: Grand Slam? Or will the human skyscraper not be jumped over in a single bound?
The teams sort out and Bryan starts against Starks. Fans rally up and the two circle. But then Starks tags out to Bill and fans boo. Bill soaks up that heat and Starks mocks Bryan’s Yes fingers. Bryan KICKS Bill, KICKS again, but Bill stays up. Bryan KICKS and KICKS and KICKS, but Bill catches Bryan to shove him to a corner! Bill CHOPS, then he CHOPS again! Bryan drops to his knees and Bill looms over him. Bill drags Bryan up to ROCK him with a right. Bill digs those blood-stained boots in, but lets off as the ref counts. Bill stalks Bryan, stands him up and whips, but Bryan ducks ‘n’ dodges and dropkicks the leg!
Fans fire up as Bryan KICKS and KICKS and KICKS the leg again! “YES! YES! YES!” but Bill choke grips to SHOVE Bryan down! Bryan goes to his corner, Bill shakes out the leg, and Claudio tags in! Fans fire up as the ROH World Champion steps to the big man. But Bill mocks Claudio by raising his hand for a test of strength. They knuckle lock and go shoulder to shoulder! Fans fire up for Claudio but Bill starts bending him back! But Claudio powers up to stand tall! Bill is stunned, but he kicks low! And ROCKS Claudio with a right! Claudio ROCKS Bill with a forearm! They go back and forth, and fans are on Claudio’s side!
Claudio fires off forearms, ducks a shot, then fireman’s carries! But Bill is too big, and he shoves Claudio, to SPLASH in the corner! Fans boo but Bill soaks up the heat. Bill suplexes, but Claudio slips free and UPPERCUTS! Fireman’s carry, but Bill slips free! Claudio blocks the boot to UPPERCUT again! Tag to Bryan, the BCC mugs Bill then double whip. Bill breaks the double lariat to DOUBLE LARIAT first! Fans boo but Starks tags in and fires off on Bryan in the corner! The ref reprimands and counts but Starks lets off. Starks runs Bryan corner to corner to bump him off buckles! Starks goes up to rain down fists!
Fans count along and Starks goes all the way to TEN! Starks poses, mocks the “YES!” and then CHOPS! Starks smiles, then SLAPS Bryan! Bryan glares at Starks, Starks pie faces but Bryan turns things around to KICK! And KICK! And KICK! And CHOP! And CHOP! Starks is stinging but Bryan KICKS and KICKS and KICKS again! The ref counts, Bryan puts Starks up top, and then Bryan goes to the very top, to SUPER STEINER! Cover, TWO! Starks is still in this, but Bryan wraps on a seated abdominal stretch! Bryan fishhooks Starks’ nose, but the ref reprimands. Bryan lets off with a CLUB to the chest!
Bryan stalks Starks, brings him up, and shoves him to the corner to CHOP! And KICK! Then JAB, JAB, JAB! Bryan whips, Starks reverses and CLOBBERS Bryan! Starks drags Bryan up, tags Bill, and they mug Bryan with a clubbing shot! Bill puts Bryan in a corner, goes corner to corner, and SPLASHES! Bill is loving it and so is Starks as he says, “Too easy.” Bill soaks up the heat, says one more time, and he whips Bryan corner to corner again. Bill runs in again, but into a BOOT! Bryan goes up, steadies himself, but Starks distracts! Bill BOOTS Bryan down, then almost gets Claudio! But this is a distraction so Starks can fire off shots on Bryan!
Fans boo, Starks gets Bryan up and in the ring, and the ref reprimands everyone as Collision goes picture in picture.
Bill swaggers around, then he stands on Bryan at the ropes! The ref counts, Bill steps off Bryan’s neck at 4, and then Starks drags Bryan up to CLUB away! Claudio storms over from the outside but Starks hurries away. The ref stops Claudio, and Starks claims bad leg. Bill digs his boots in on Bryan again, Starks talking trash the whole time, but the ref reprimands, Bill lets off, tags Starks, and Bill digs his boots in again. Starks brings Bryan up, goes up a corner, and gives us a “YES! YES! YES!” Absolute Old School! Starks soaks up more heat by mocking Bryan more, then he CLOBBERS Bryan! Cover, TWO!
Starks drags Bryan up, CHOKES him on ropes, the ref counts and Starks lets off at 4. Starks argues with the ref, all to distract from Bill CHOKING Bryan! Claudio storms over again, Bill lets off, and Starks bumps Bryan off buckles. Starks climbs up, and he rains down fists again! But Bryan trips him up so Starks CHOPS! Starks resets, he rains down more fists, and gets all the way to TEN again! Starks soaks up more heat with the mocking of the Yes Movement, then he fires off on Bryan again! Collision returns to single picture, the ref tells him to back off already, and Starks drags Bryan up by his hair.
Starks whips corner to corner, Bryan goes up and over and keeps moving! Bryan ducks ‘n’ dodges, and LEAPING LARIATS! Both men are down and Penn State is thunderous! Bryan and Starks crawl, a standing count is going, hot tags to Bill and Claudio! Claudio SWATS Bill’s lariat, fires off UPPERCUTS, then LARIATS! And then LARIATS again! Bill is still up so Claudio LARIATS again! Bill just roars! Claudio dodges Bill to fire off MORE UPPERCUTS! And then he clotheslines in the corner again and again and again, all the way to TEN, then to EIGHTEEN, to then UPPERCUT and LARIAT!! Bill finally falls!!
Fans are thunderous again as Claudio storms up and fireman’s carries! For the T K O!! Cover, TWO!! Bill survives and Claudio can’t believe it any more than the fans can! But then Claudio gets the legs, and the fans wanna see it! But Bill reaches up to choke grip! Fans boo but Claudio gets free, to springboard, into the SKYSCRAPER CHOKE SLAM!! Cover, TWO!?! Claudio survives and shocks Bill! Bill tags Starks, Starks fires off hands, even as Claudio ends up on ropes! The ref backs Starks down, but Starks then kicks Claudio low. Starks whips, Claudio reverses and hits a SPINEBUSTER! Claudio has the legs! SWISS SWING!!
Fans fire up and count along, Claudio goes all the way to TEN before the toss! Claudio takes a moment, covers, TWO! But Claudio has the legs for a SHARPSHOOTER! Bill BOOTS Claudio, but he holds on! So Bill BOOTS again and Claudio goes down! Bryan is up top, he MISSILE DROPKICKS Bill outta the ring! Fans fire up, Bryan builds speed and DIVES! Direct hit and down goes Bill! Starks dodges Claudio, SP- NO, Claudio turns spear into lift! But Starks turns lift into DDT!! Cover, TWO!!! Claudio survives and Starks is beside himself! Starks pounds the mat, goes to a corner, and he aims at Claudio.
Starks runs in, SP- UPPERCUT!!! Cover, TWO!! Bryan tags in and fans fire up again! Bryan snarls as he KICKS Starks! And KICKS! And KICKS! And KICKS! Again and again, “YES! YES! YES!” Then the BUZZ- NO, Starks ducks to roll up! TWO, into LEBELL LOCK!!! Starks freaks out, he fainted to this once! He fights free and rains down fists on Bryan! Then CATAPULT into an UPPERCUT from Bill! STARKS SPEARS!!! Cover, CLAUDIO BREAKS IT! Fans are thunderous again but Starks drags Bryan up. “This is Awesome!” as Starks hoists Bryan up, but Bryan slips free! Bryan dodges Starks to WRECK Bill and then HOTSHOT Starks!
Bryan goes up, takes aim, but Starks distracts the ref so Bill can trip Bryan up! Fans boo but Claudio runs in to UPPERCUT Bill into the railing! Claudio runs in again, but Bill TOSSES him into the crowd! Starks goes up after Bryan but Bryan slips under to trip Starks! Bryan goes back up, brings Starks to the top, SUPER BACK- CROSSBODY!! Starks turns it around in time, covers, TWO!! Starks drags Bryan up while Bill BOOTS Claudio! The ref is distracted, Starks LOW BLOWS Bryan!! Starks reels Bryan in to ROSHAMBEAUX!!! Cover, Starks & Bill win!!
Winners: Ricky Starks & “Big Bill” Morrissey, by pinfall
The fans can’t believe it! Starks takes the low road and takes this win away from the BCC! Claudio is furious and he has a chair! Starks & Bill run for it, but will this momentum help Starks absolutely take over AEW?
The Hung Bucks speak.
Matt Jackson asks if they’re live and Brandon Cutler confirms, they’re live on these beautiful faces. How do the arms look? Never mind, shut up. Hangman Page tells the Mogul Embassy that it would seem Swerve has them working really hard for him. But if you want a trios match, why not make it a real gamble? Put up those ROH World Six Man Tag Championships! Nick says it’s gonna be a jackpot. And these three are familiar with those titles. Oh, right, so now they can become two-time Six Man Champs! See you “dweebs” next week! Cut it, Brandon. The red button. Hangman says “dweebs” is a good line. Brandon, cut already.
And so it is confirmed! Rampage: Grand Slam is already two hours, but it’s even bigger now! Will The Cowboy & Bucks once again be golden? Or will nothing stop Brian Cage, Bishop Kaun & Toa Liona in their reign of terror?
“Powerhouse” Will Hobbs speaks.
“Sometimes, we need to know when to move on. But in this next chapter in the Book of Hobbs, it’s titled, ‘Destruction.’ Now in this chapter, absolutely no one is safe. And I’m not talking about putting an armbar, a headlock, on someone. I’m talking about physical pain. Mental pain. I’m talking about ripping your arm off, smiling, and eating you with it. In this chapter, it doesn’t matter where you are, who you are, you’re not safe. Absolutely no one is safe.”
“Hobbs, you son of a b*tch. You should be thanking the Redeemer right now. I punched you all the way to Heaven, stomped you all the way to Hell, broke your back… but I didn’t make you humble. And for that, somewhere down the line, we’ll have to meet up again. But you…” Miro looks up to the skies. “You went all out when I was at my weakest, you delivered temptation. My hot and flexible wife.
“Why, God, why? Why, why, WHY!? Every time I try to step away from you, you do everything to pull me back? I will not bend! It is not my fault that your absence from this world left all these people godless! And now they have hope, because they pray to me! And if any one of them fools don’t want to be redeemed, I’m gonna package them nice in a pine box and send them your way. For this is the promise of The Redeemer!”
AEW World Tag Team Championships: FTR VS The Iron Savages w/ Jacked Jameson!
Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood were feeling so good after All In London, but were brought down a bit at All Out. So they’re looking to reestablish their Top Guy status by taking on two of the biggest and bulkiest around! Will FTR make it past their hoss-tile opponents? Or will we all be sippin’ the Savage Sauce after this Collision?
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who are really the big dogs of AEW!
The teams sort out and fans are already fired up for FTR. Jameson taunts Dax about his lack of a six pack. Too much tequila and pizza! But then Dax picks Jameson up and Cash joins in, SHATTER MACHINE for Jameson! Fans fire up, but then the Savages CLOBBER FTR! Bronson whips corner to corner, Boulder whips him in to SPLASH! Boulder then SPLASHES, and the Savages DOUBLE BACK DROP! Boulder tags Bronson, then runs to SPLASH Cash on the mat! Boulder sets Cash up to DIVING SPLASH! Cover, Dax breaks it in time! Boulder drags Dax up and TOSSES him out!
Bronson hauls Cash up, feeds to Boulder’s BACKBREAKER! Bronson says he’s gonna BUST, and then he hits a SKY HIGH! Cover, TWO!! Bronson snarls, but he runs in at Cash in the corner, ready to motorboat! But Cahs dodges and Bronson POSTS himself! Fans rally up as Cash and Bronson crawl, hot tags to Dax and Boulder! Boulder CLOBBERS Dax! Boulder taunts Dax, fans boo, but Boulder whips Dax to ropes. Dax ducks ‘n ‘dodges and slides under to JAB, JAB, and ROCK! Boulder shoves but Dax SHOTGUNS! But Boulder comes back! Dax avoids the elbow drop but Boulder scoops him! POWERSLAM!
The straps come down and fans are torn. Boulder storms around, goes up the corner, and MOONSAULTS but FLPOS as Dax moves! Dax RAMS Boulder into the corner, Cash helps out to hoist Boulder up, but Bronson returns! FTR DOBULE HAYMAKER, then they hit SHATTER MACHINE!! FTR go back after Boulder, Cash tags in and goes to the other corner. Dax gets Boulder up, SUPERPLEX for the Power! Cash SPLASH for the Glory!! Cover, FTR WINS!!
Winners: FTR, by pinfall (still AEW World Tag Team Champions)
The challenge was made, the challenge was accepted, and the challenge was won by the champs! But wait, it seems another team wants their shot! The Workhorsemen get in the ring and stare FTR down. JD Drake & Anthony Henry seem to think they’re next, so FTR offers handshakes. The Workhorsemen take it, and the four stare down. But Aussie Open is watching from backstage and seem amused. Will JD & Henry catch FTR off guard? Will Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis be next in line after them?
Backstage interview with Keith Lee.
Lexi Nair is with the Limitless One and says it is good to see him again. Last week, Keith talked about- Oh, well, Shane Taylor & Lee Moriarty walk over first. Shane says it is always Keith living int he past. Listen, Shane is here to introduce the world to the newest member of Shane Taylor Promotions, “The BEST Damn Technical Wrestler int he World,” Lee Moriarty. Keith knows Moriarty. Hello and salutations. But Shane says anyone in singles competition should run from Keith? Shane doesn’t run. But Keith already knows that, too, right? Yes, and about Shane’s mistakes. Not running will soon be one.
Shane says let’s find out then. Moriarty is hyped up for this, when and where will these old frenemies have it out?
John Silver VS Anthony Bowens w/ Max Caster & Billy Gunn!
A bait and switch from the “good guys,” and now Number IV will be facing the Five Tool Player instead! But of course, Caster has a diss track ready! “Acclaimed in the house, and Bowens’ ’bout to kill a boy! Kinda like how Penn State just beat Illinois! John Silver is the Meat Man, why? Because he just beats his meat, man! And where’s Uno and his business suit? Lookin’ like a dominatrix on a job interview! ‘Ey yo, they’re singing the name! In Happy Valley, everybody loves the Acclaimed!” Bowens takes the mic to shout, “PENN STAAAATE~! The Acclaimed have arrived! Scissor me, Daddy Ass~!” And he does~!
Silver gets the mic and asks what is going on. First off, he googled “scissoring,” and they’re doing it wrong. He’s not gonna do it. Second, they didn’t read the rest of the contract, because it says Billy & Caster are banned from ringside! Fans boo but Silver says no one likes scissoring anyways, so they’re gone! Fans call BS but Bowens says it’s okay, he’s got this. Caster & Billy start to leave, and Silver CLOBBERS Bowens from behind! The bell rings and fans boo as Silver CLUBS away on Bowens! The ref counts, Silver lets off, and Bowens turns things around to CHOP! And CHOP! And then he fires haymakers!
The ref counts, Bowens fires up, then ROCKS Silver! Bowens goes corner to corner, runs around the world, and ROCKS Silver with another haymaker! Then a scoop and SLAM, and Bowens scissors in front of Silver’s face! Silver grabs Bowens’ arms, fights up, but Bowens throws him away, and DROPKICKS him down! Fans boo as Silver bails out, but Bowens keeps his cool. Silver takes his time returning, fans rally up behind Bowens, and Silver finally steps in. They circle, but then Silver uses ropes as defense! The fans boo but Silver cheap shots Bowens! Silver UPPERCUTS!
Silver says he’s freakin’ jacked, then he whips corner to corner. Sivler runs in, into an ELBOW! Bowens reels Silver in, but Sivler GAMANGIRIS Bowens to the floor! Fans boo but Silver smirks as Collision goes picture in picture.
Silver watches Bowens get up, then he runs in around the way to BOOT Bowens down! Silver taunts the fans, puts Bowens in the ring, and stalks him. Silver ROCKS Bowens with a right, ROCKS him again, and then CHOKES Bowens on the ropes! The ref counts, Silver lets off, and Silver taunts Bowens. Bowens shoves Silvera way, goes to a corner, and kicks back! Then fires forearms! Silver YANKS Bowens into buckles! Silver paces, drags Bowens up, and KICKS him in the chest! Bowens sputters but Silver KICKS him again! Silver flexes, soaks up the heat, then KICKS, but Bowens blocks! Collision goes to break!
Collision returns and Silver cravats. Fans rally, Bowens fights free and throws forearms! Silver KICKS Bowens back! Silver DECKS Bowens, then soaks up more heat. Silver drags Bowens up but Bowens ROCKS him! And ROCKS him again! And again! Silver KICKS! Silver runs, but Bowens follows! Silver ducks but Bowens redirects and fires off the Five Tool Strike Fest! SUPERKICK knocks Silver down! Fans fire up as Bowens says “EVERYONE! Loves the Acclaimed!” Bowens kicks, runs, and KOTARO KRUSHER! Cover, TWO! Fans rally up and Bowens feeds off the energy.
Silver rises, Bowens clinches but Silver fires elbows! Silver ROCKS Bowens, but Bowens fixes the neck to ROCK Silver back! Silver ROCKS Bowens, Bowens ROCKS Silver, repeat! Fans fire up as they keep going, but Silver CHOPS! Silver runs, but Bowens ROCKS him! Bowens runs but Silver BOOTS him! Silver runs but lures Bowens into a SUPERKICK! Silver runs, into a LARIAT! Fans fire up with Bowens and he runs corner to corner, but Silver dodges! ENZIGURI, GERMAN SUPLEX, and then SUPERKICK! Then a deadlift BRAINBUSTER! Cover, TWO!!
Fans fire up as Bowens survives, but Silver keeps his focus. Silver aims from a corner, Bowens rises, and Silver runs in, only for Bowens to dodge! Fireman’s carry, USHIGOROSHI! Fans fire up with Bowens and he runs to SHINING WIZARD! Silver flounders and bails out, but Bowens hurries out after him. Silver slowly rises, Bowens runs in, ROLLING ELBOW! Fans fire up with Bowens again and the ring count starts. Bowens drags Silver up and in, gets the fans even more fired up, but EVIL UNO POSTS Bowens!! Where’d Uno even come from!? Under the ring?!?
Uno puts Bowens in for Silver to RUNNING KNEE!! Cover, SILVER WINS!!
Winner: John Silver, by pinfall
Caster & Billy rush back out but Uno says Silver did it! The Dark Order gets away with this one, but how are they the “good guys” in this story of champions and challengers?
Eddie Kingston speaks.
“What do you guys want me to say? Like, don’t we have a thing on YouTube explaining it? Me and Claudio go all the way back to 2000 and what? Six? Seven? When he first moved here to this country. We became friends, and we lived together, and then he started judging me.” Claudio knew what Eddie goes through emotionally and mentally every day. But Claudio decided not to do business with Eddie, not to respect him. Don’t edit this out, you idiots. Claudio left potholes in that road that many had to clean up. That’s why Eddie doesn’t like him, holds a grudge against him.
And don’t edit this out, neither! Renee told Eddie to fix it! And it’s driving him nuts because he’s been trying to fix it! Since Wembley! He thought the singles match could fix it! That him not answering Moxley’s calls could fix it. But y’know what? THIS will fix it! THIS will end it! Win, lose or draw, THIS will finish it! Claudio says Eddie doesn’t know how to have friends? How to keep ’em? Well, he’s right! Cuz Eddie pushes them away, then blames them for it. That’s the curse Eddie lives with. But what Eddie does have and will always have, is home! New York’s always been with Eddie! Burroughs, Yonkers, wherever it is, that’s Eddie’s home.
And Claudio thinks Eddie’s gonna let Claudio into Arthur Ashe just to beat him? End him and end this with Eddie on the mat? You are out your effin’ mind! All of New York has Eddie’s back! Try to beat him there! They’re built different! Built in the cold and the misery! Can Claudio deal with that? No, he can’t. Eddie gives Claudio all the credit in the world. The skills, the body, but he ain’t ready for the misery! Eddie’s gonna eff Claudio up in New York! Now get out of his face! The Mad King is definitely raging, but will he use that to burn Claudio down? Or will it burn Eddie out?
Backstage interview with Hook and Orange Cassidy.
Renee is with the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil and Freshly Squeezed, and they’re enjoying a bag of chips. They asked for this time, so what’s up? Cassidy says he and Hook should, uh, try a tag match or something. Hook says yeah. Cassidy says maybe Grand Slam? Hook says let’s do it. They bond over having chips, and Renee says cool. #OrangeHook is go, but who will they face?
Aussie Open VS ???
Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis went on a Rampage and got a win, and now they’re ready for a Collision! Will the Aussie Arrow & Dunkzilla just keep on building momentum back towards a title match?
The teams sort out, Fletcher ties up with Wes and headlocks. Wes powers out, Fletcher reverses and Davis runs in to help CLOBBER Wes! PENALTY KCIK! SENTON! Fans fire up and the big guy gets in! Aussie Open dodge to DOUBLE BOOT! A-LIST LARIAT from Fletcher, SLIDING FOREARM from Davis! Tag to Fletcher, Aussie Open gets Wes up to underhook, BUTTERFLY BOMB!! Cover, Aussie Open wins!
Winners: Aussie Open, by pinfall
Practically a record win, and now Aussie Open get the mics! Davis starts up, “AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!” “OI OI OI!” Davis then says, “F T are you paying attention?” Fletcher says that was a nice win FTR got earlier. What was that? Two, three minutes? Well on Rampage, Aussie Open did the job under one minute, and maybe even quicker here tonight! Fans cheer that, and Fletcher says FTR loves to talk about how many titles they’ve won, and won everywhere they’ve been. But so have Aussie Open! FTR won the ROH World Tag Team Championships, but so have they. FTR won the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championships, but so have they! Belts they never lost, by the way.
So if FTR wants to throw out open challenges, fine, they don’t care! Because right here, right now, Aussie Open calls their shot! October 1st, 2023, one year to the day they last stepped in the ring with FTR, WrestleDream in Seattle, for the AEW World Tag Team Championships, IF FTR still has ’em! Aussie Open VS FTR round one at NJPW Royal Quest was an instant classic, will WrestleDream give us an even greater one?
Toni Storm: Portrait of a Star.
The Lightning From Down Under sits with RJ City for an interview. She thanks him for doing this, and he says she is about to face her friend, Saraya- She says this lighting is blinding her. Is this really what they’re going with? Oh, uh, sorry. They can try and soften it. Or at least lower it or something. This is an interview, not an interrogation. RJ apologizes and he continues. Storm VS Saraya is set for Grand Slam for the AEW Women’s World Championship, but fans have started to notice a… change in Storm. A change? What change? The business has changed! Storm is still the same loveable and captivating person she’s always been.
But she feels the business used to be about making stars and earning money. No, now it’s about listening to the fans and signing every little girl with a sob story. But sorry, isn’t this a company, not a charity? These people wouldn’t know talent if it slapped their tits off! And if that has to be Storm, then so be it. She looks around at the set, and the lamp is hideous! Can we do something about that? No? Sorry. TO BE CONTINUED~!
Scorpio Sky speaks.
“Getting back in the ring after back-to-back injuries is daunting for anyone, and I’ll be damned if they didn’t throw me right back in the deep waters, just where I belong. After all, I didn’t win gold in this company three times by being afraid to get wet. And Andrade is one of the best in the world. And that’s who I’m here to face. So Andrade,” Scorpio switches to Spanish to say, “I know you’ll come with everything, but it won’t be enough.” This time, Scorpio isn’t coming back, he’s here. Will The Closer strike out The Latin Idol?
Andrade El Idolo VS Scorpio Sky!
The bell rings and fans rally as the two stare down. They approach and Andrade offers a handshake. Scorpio says nah, man, this ain’t ROH. But fans chant “SHAKE HIS HAND!” Scorpio tells them to shut it, and the two tie up. Andrade headlocks, Scorpio powers up but can’t power out as Andrade holds on tight. Andrade wrenches to an ELBOW BREAKER, then hammerlocks. Scorpio reaches back to flying-mare! Fans rally, things speed up, Scorpio hurdles then trips Andrade up to have the leg! But Andrade slips free to facelock. Scorpio fights up, goes to ropes, and the ref counts the break.
Andrade shifts to a headlock, Scorpio powers out, but Andrade whips. Scorpio KICKS back, runs, but Andrade dodges. Scorpio rolls back to headscissor and RANA! Fans fire up and Scorpio runs in, but is put on the apron. Andrade runs in but Scorpio ROCKS him! Scorpio steps in but Andrade has the leg! DRAPING DRAGON SCREW! Scorpio falls to the floor and fans rally up. Andrade goes to the apron, goes up the corner, but Scorpio SHOVES him down! Andrade crashes to the floor and Collision goes picture in picture.
Andrade writhes, Scorpio hobbles his way over, and Scorpio hauls Andrade up to RAM him into the apron! Scorpio puts Andrade in, slaps his bad leg, and then storms in after Andrade. Scorpio RAMS Andrade into a corner, and again, and again! Scorpio lets off as the ref counts, and he brings Andrade around to snapmare and SCRAPE the face! Andrade checks his forehead, but Scorpio covers, ONE! Scorpio drops an elbow! And another! Andrade goes to ropes, puts Scorpio in a corner and CHOPS! And CHOPS! Scorpio dodges to ROCK Andrade! And KNEES him down! Andrade checks his jaw, but Scorpio drops another elbow!
Scorpio drags Andrade up, reels him in, throws up the three, and he suplexes, only for Andrade to block! Andrade snap suplexes! Uno Amigo! Another for Dos Amigo! But Scorpio wrenches out to back suplex! Both men are down, fans rally up, and Scorpio twists Andrade with a neck wrench. Andrade endures, even as Scorpio leans on the hold. Collision returns to single picture, fans rally up, and Andrade fights up to his feet. Andrade throws body shots, breaks free and then he CHOPS! But Scorpio knees low, scoops, but Andrade turns it to a CROSSBODY! Both men are down again and fans rally up.
Andrade rises but Scorpio is on him with forearms! Andrade CHOPS! Scorpio BOOTS! And BOOTS! And BOOTS! Andrade finally falls, but he fires up! He eggs Scorpion on, so Scorpio BOOTS again! Andrade eggs him on more, blocks the boot, and then DRAGON SCREWS! And then another DRAGON SCREW! Then Andrade runs to CLOBBER Scorpio! Scorpio goes to a corner and fans fire up as Andrade kips up! Andrade feeds off the energy, runs corner to corner, but Scorpio stands to ELBOW back! Scorpio goes up the corner to FLYING SUNSET FLIP! But Andrade rolls through so Scorpio sunset flips again! High stack, TWO!!
Andrade escapes and bails out of the ring. Scorpio builds speed to FLY out onto Andrade! Direct hit and both men go down! Scorpio shakes out the bad leg, hobbles after Andrade and puts him in again. Fans rally up, Scorpio storms up and fireman’s carries, but Andrade fights free! Fans duel, both men throw shots, and Scorpio runs, into a boot feint and ELBOW!! Then underhook, but Scorpio fights the DDT! Cradle counter, TWO!! Andrade runs in, Scorpio kicks low to run, but into a dropkick to the leg! Andrade steps through to have the figure four! Fans “WOO~!” and Andrade bridges up! FIGURE EIGHT!! Scorpion taps, Andrade wins!
Winner: Andrade El Idolo, by submission
Scorpio couldn’t withstand the pain, but he does still show Andrade respect. Wait, Jay White is here! The Switchblade isn’t waiting to have the ring on his own, he’s here with Bullet Club Gold now! And White says he’ll get to the two in the ring in a second. But first…! Where are they? Colten whispers it to him. Guns up for State College gold members! Fans cheer, and White tells Mr. Andrade El Idolo, if he pronounced that right. White wasn’t here last week, but he watched his boys, and that means he watched Andrade watching his boys. And when Andrade was watching them, he seemed to have fun watching BCG.
It seemed Andrade was having fun watching the Bang Bang Gang! A lot of fun watching Rock Hard Robinson, “Full Cocked” Colten, and… Austin! Wait, no nickname? The fans say he should be “ASS~ BOY!” But Andrade, these are White’s boys! But maybe Andrade wants the Switchblade Spotlight? Everyone wants it, no one else can handle it! And White will prove it when he gives Andrade the opporutnity of a lifetime! Step into the spotlight with King Switch, and learn the lights are too hot, too bright, and you’ll be gasping for air as you Breath With The Switchblade! This is STILL White’s Era!
Austin says if Andrade’s not down with that, they got two words for ya! No, not those words. #GunsUp! And if that’s still not good enough, then maybe they just do things right now? Andrade storms out and Juice eggs him on. But refs and security stop them! Fans boo, Andrade eggs the Bang Bang Gang on but they just wait on the ramp. Will Jay White live up to his own hype when he steps to El Idolo?
Backstage interview with Katsuyori Shibata.
Tony Schiavone is with The Wrestler, the ROH Pure Champion. Shibata will defend his title next week on Honor Club, against Nick Wayne. But as we all know, October 1st will be WrestleDream, and Shibata has something to say. Shibata uses his phone’s Google Translate text-to-voice featured to say today he is one of the best in the world, and a great champion. October 1st, WrestleDream, Shibata is coming. Who will get their wrestle dream of facing The Wrestler in Seattle?
The Hardy Boyz VS The Righteous!
For whatever reason, Matt & Jeff Hardy found themselves looking up at the faces of Dutch & Vincent after last night’s 8 Man Tag. But it would seem Dutch & Vincent want a little bit of payback from the tag team battle royal not too long ago. Will that be possible against a legendary team like the Hardys? Or will it be as easy as snapping your fingers?
The teams sort out and Matt starts against Vinnie. They circle, Vinnie offers Jeff a shot, but Matt fires off forearms first! Vinnie kicks low, Matt clinches, but Vinnie elbows free to run and CLOBBER Matt! Cover, ONE, but Vinnie pushes Matt down to rain down fists. The fans boo but Vinnie soaks it all up. “You dig what I’m sayin’, man?” Vinnie cravats, goes for the corner but Matt sends him into buckles! And again, and again! “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” Matt shouts V1 and he tags Jeff in. Dutch runs in but The Hardys dump him out! Matt ROCKS Vinnie, Jeff ROCKS Vinnie, and repeat!
Jeff whips Vinnie into a BOOT from Matt, then Jeff adds a JAWBREAKER! Matt hits a NECKBREAKER, then Jeff SPLASHES down! Cover, TWO! Jeff drags Vinnie up, snapmares and basement dropkicks! Jeff drags Vinnie up, tags Matt in, and then the Hardys double whip corner to corner. Matt sets up, Jeff runs in, POETRY IN MOTION! Vinnie flops, Matt starts up more “DELETE! DELETE!” Vinnie stands, blocks a kick to give a kick, but Matt RAMS him into the corner! Dutch tags, Vinnie whips and Dutch hits a SCRAPBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Matt is still in this, and Collision goes picture in picture.
Dutch UPPERCUTS and Matt goes to a corner. Dutch ELBOWS Matt, then CHOPS him against ropes. Matt sputters, hits back, but Dutch ROCKS him! Dutch stomps Matt, UPPERCUTS again, then tags in Vinnie. The Righteous DOUBLE ROCK, DOUBLE CHOP, then double whip so Dutch can CLOBBER Matt! Vinnie covers, TWO! Vinnie keeps on Matt but Matt throws hands. Matt backs Vinnie down but Vinnie ROCKS him back! Vinnie CHOKES Matt in the corner, the ref counts, and Vinnie lets off at 4. Vinnie bumps Matt off buckles, tags Dutch back in, and Dutch throws body shots!
Dutch snapmares, then lines up a shot to drop the leg, brother! Cover, TWO! Dutch keeps on Matt with a facelock. Matt endures, fights around but Dutch shifts to a chinlock. Dutch squeezes tight, Matt fights up, and Matt throws body shots! Dutch CLUBS Matt down and Collision goes to break!
Collision returns and Matt crawls. Vinnie mockingly encourages Jeff to reach out, then he goes back for Matt, only for Matt to hit a SIDE EFFECT! Both men crawl, hot tag to Jeff! Fans rally as Brother Nero rallies on Vinnie! SPIN BACK KICK! Dutch runs in, into an atomic drop! Leg trip, and LEG SPLITTING LEG DROP! Basement dropkick added on, then an elbow drop! Jeff fires up with the fans, and he kicks Vinnie to TWIST- NO, Vinnie powers out! Vinnie runs but into an elbow! But Vinnie keeps Jeff from going up, so Jeff kicks low, TWIST OF FATE! Dutch hurries in to stop the cover!
Matt storms in to throw forearms on Dutch! And a JAWBREAKER! The Hardys DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE Dutch up and out! They call for “DELETE! DELETE!” as Vinnie stands. Kick and TWIST OF- NO, Vinnie powers out, only for another SIDE EFFECT to hit! Jeff is up top, but Dutch YANKS him down! And then Dutch drags Matt out to RAM him into steel steps! Vinnie hurries to get Jeff, and The Righteous combine for AUTUMN SUNSET! Cover, The Righteous win!!
Winners: The Righteous, by pinfall
Vinnie & Dutch grin as they soak up the heat from the fans! They just pinned the highly decorated Hardy Boyz! Is this a sign that The Righteous shall reign soon enough? Fans boo as Dutch gets the mic to say, “Vincent! Dutch! We are The Righteous! Two believers who seek truth in the liars’ eyes! HAHAHA!” Vinnie says speaking of truth, they just defeated one of the greatest tag teams in the world! Fans boo more but Vinnie says like it or not, the people of the world are just prisoners to false icons. They’re fooled by the conmen, and listening to the devil on their shoulder! But Vinnie doesn’t believe in the devil, man! They’re here to tell ya the truth!
Their truth will kill the egos that leave to false loves and fake friendships. Kinda like MJF and Adam Cole… Those two just happen to be the ROH World Tag Team Champions. Dig what he’s sayin’, man? The Righteous want after #BetterThanYouBaybay, but so do a lot of people! Will Vinnie & Dutch cut the line? Or will The Kingdom have something to say about this?
Claudio Castagnoli speaks.
“Let me guess. Eddie was screaming and he was yelling and he was cursing. See, Eddie, I know you. That’s why you’re mad at me. Because I know what you could become, I knew what you threw away, I know you better than you know yourself.” For the past ten YEARS, Claudio has had to hear Eddie complain to anyone that would listen. Eddie dragged Claudio through the mud, because he was not man enough. Eddie’s still not man enough! Claudio’s beaten Eddie before, and he’ll beat him again, and this time, it will be the last time because Claudio is sick of it. “Eddie, let’s put an end to it.” Kingston VS Castagnoli, the final chapter. Together, dreams and title aspirations will burn down to ashes!
BREAKING NEWS for next week’s Collision!
Rob Van Dam is back in AEW to wrestle in his home state! And after the handshake earlier tonight, it is official, FTR defends the AEW World Tag Team Championships against the Workhorsemen!
Backstage interview with FTR.
Schiavone is with Dax & Cash as the news breaks, and Cash says they have Henry & Drake, a team FTR has been aware of for the last 15 YEARS. And that is what these open challenges are all about. They want teams to step up. Then if they make it past Workhorsemen, with or without the belts, they face Aussie Open. Dax will bet every dollar he has that FTR will still be the tag team champions! See you boys in Seattle! #TopGuysOut!
Collision returns with a backstage interview with Ricky Starks & Big Bill.
Schiavone is with The Absolute and the human skyscraper, and while they won tonight, they seem very upset. Why is that? Starks says he should’ve figured that they’d play some promotional video package for the guy Starks just beat! And for a guy that doesn’t even work here! At WrestleDream, a show Starks doesn’t even have a match for! This is the type of stuff he is talking about! He is over it, beyond exhausted. The deal is, Starks beat Bryan tonight. And he gets that it is everybody’s dream to beat Bryan Danielson. But guess what? Starks did it! Now to be a nightmare!
And to do so, Starks will go to lengths he has never gone to before. So next week on Collision, Starks VS Bryan in a TEXAS DEATH MATCH! Show up, Starks will show out, and he will put an end to the fiasco known as Bryan Danielson. Starks & Bill head out, will The American Dragon even survive to face Zack Sabre Jr. in Seattle?
AEW TBS Championship: Kris Statlander VS Britt Baker!
The Galaxy’s Greatest gave Jade Cargill a rematch just last night, and that was one to remember! But will Kris be able to do it all over again not even 24 hours later? Or will The Doctor become a history maker in AEW?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see is history is made in Britt’s alma mater!
The bell rings and fans fire up for the hometown hero, “D M D! D M D!” Britt and Kris stare down, circle, and then tie up. Kris shoves Britt away to show her strength, and the two circle again. Fans rally up, Kris and Britt tie up again, and Britt headlocks. Kris powers out, then runs Britt over! Fans boo but Kris just smiles. Britt stands, Kris nods and the two reset. Fans rally, the two circle, and they tie up again. Kris scoops to SLAM Britt, and she flexes on The Doctor. Fans are a bit torn now but Britt bails out to catch her breath. She acknowledges the “We Are” sign at ringside, and heads back in.
Britt and Kris reset, step up, and talk a little trash. Britt ROCKS Kris, but Kris smiles to ROCK Britt! Britt ROCKS Kris, and Kris ROCKS Britt! They go back and forth, Kris CHOPS, then runs! Britt follows, slips around, shoves Kris to a corner but Kris goes up and over! Kris hobbles a bit, her legs are still braced up. Britt runs in to NECKBREAKER! Britt runs to SLING- NO, Kris powers out to then POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Kris keeps cool and fans rally up again as Collision goes picture in picture.
Kris brings Britt up, suplexes, and holds her up for a count of TEN before the SLAM! Cover, TWO! Kris is annoyed but she brings Britt up and in. Kris whips Britt to a corner, then runs in. Britt fights off the scoop but Kris ELBOWS Britt. Kris scoops, Britt fights, but Kris still hits a BACKBREAKER! And she bends Britt against her knee! Britt endures, so Kris shoves her down! Kris then wraps on a cobra clutch and grinds her down to the mat. Britt endures, fights up, and the fans rally. Britt stands, CLUBS Kris, but Kris ROCKS Britt! Kris scoops Britt to SLAM her into a drop zone!
Kris goes up while Britt writhes, but Britt hurries to SMACK Kris! Britt then climbs up after Kris to throw hands! Kris hits back, the two brawl up top, and Collision returns to single picture. Kris gets the edge, shoves Britt down, then CLUBS away on her back! Britt falls, Kris adjusts, and Kris MOONSAULTS but FLOPS as Britt moves! Britt goes to the apron, but Kris rushes her! Britt HOTSHOTS Kris down! Britt drags Kris to the corner, and she SLAMS the right leg into the post! And then Britt SLAMS the left leg into the post! And then back to the right leg! And back to the left!
Britt lets off, to run and SLINGBLADE Kris down! Britt keeps moving, another SLINGBLADE! FISHERMAN- NO, Kris slips out to BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, TWO! Kris doesn’t slow down, she drags Britt up to suplex, SPINNING FISHERMAN BUSTER! Cover, TWO! Britt survives and Kris grows frustrated with her. “This is Awesome!” as Kris hauls Britt up. Kris runs, but Britt trips her out of the scissor kick, to CURB STOMP! Cover, TWO!! Fans fire up as Britt brings out the glove! Britt puts it on, spells it out, “D! M! D!” but Kris rolls her up! TWO, but Kris swings. Britt dodges, returns, and tilt-o-whirl, LA MYSTICA!
RINGS OF SATURN! Britt reaches but Kris blocks the hand! Kris powers her way around, has Britt’s arm, and fans boo as Kris wrenches to ROCK Britt! Britt ROCKS Kris! Kris ROCKS Britt, but Britt ROCKS Kris! They go back and forth, harder and harder, and fans rally up! “YES! BOO!” Britt gets the edge, Kris shoves to ROUNDHOUSE! Kris runs, into a SUPERKICK! Britt runs, ROLLING- NO, Kris ducks, but then Britt SUPERKICKS again! But Kris still LARIATS!! Both women are down, and the fans are thunderous! The ref starts a count, Kris and Britt stir, but we pass 5 of 10!
Britt goes to a corner, and she drags herself up at 7. Britt runs in, but Kris TOSSES her to the corner! Kris UPPERCUTS, runs side to side, and she- NO, Britt dodges and the knee hits buckles! Britt goes up, STATE COLLEGE SUN- NO, no sunrise! But then Britt turns the tuck to a sunset flip! TWO!! Kris ROUNDHOUSES again! And reels Britt in to tuck and POWER- NO, Britt slips free! DESTROYER!!! Kris wobbles, Britt reels her in, underhooks for a PEDIGREE!! CURB STOMP!! Cover, TWO!?!? Kris survives and no one can believe it! Britt is shocked, too, but she goes back to the corner.
Britt hops up, Kris rises, “D! M! D!” But Kris Electric Chair Lifts! Britt fights free and has an IRON OCTOPUS!! Fans are thunderous as Britt brings Kris down to a knee with this! But Kriss fights back up! So LOCKJAW OCTOPUS COMBO!!! Britt drags Kris down to the mat, fans are freaking out, but Kris rolls it with a fisherman hook! KRIS WINS!!!
Winner: Kris Statlander, by pinfall (still AEW TBS Champion)
The Nittany Lions cannot believe it! Kris snatches victory from the Lockjaw of defeat! Even so, Britt shows Kris respect by shaking her hand, and then raising it in victory. But wait! We see in the skybox that Julia Hart is watching. Will the Lady of the House of Black look to take everything away from Mama Kris?
A great episode of Collision here, but it felt like a lot of talking even for an AEW program. Also, what was with them not knowing they were live before the Keith Lee and Ricky Starks interviews? I’d like to think AEW has figured out how to do live television by now, but I guess not. They didn’t have the problem with The Elite’s promo, but that’s because they literally have asking Cutler if they’re live as part of the bit. That aside, it is both odd yet intriguing that Keith Lee VS Shane Taylor is being revisited almost a year after the Swerve in Our Glory story… Well, it never resolved, but that’s when Keith and Swerve broke up.
Speaking of The Elite, Hung Bucks had a good promo and I should’ve known they would challenge for the ROH World Six Man titles. I said on Dynamite that I hoped they wouldn’t, because it kinda buries the entire ROH roster if no other team could dethrone The Embassy but The Hung Bucks just jump right in and win. Though, I suppose it’s no different than the ROH World Tag titles being used in story for MJF and Adam Cole. The Righteous VS The Hardys was really good, too, and a bit surprised The Righteous won. But they’re after the ROH tag titles just like The Kingdom, so maybe MJF & Cole get overwhelmed and lose the belts that way.
Then we got some good stuff out of the Acclaimed and Dark Order story. Clever swerve (if that’s what it counts as) where they change Uno out for Silver, bring up a ringside ban, and then Uno still shows up to help cheat Bowens. Their own AEW World Trios Championship match will also be next week for Rampage, which makes for an interesting juxtaposition to me. I really thought The Dark Order would be in ROH more so they could get the ROH Six Man belts, but Tony Khan had different plans. What I’d like for him to see through is The Dark Order getting new recruits.
Great promos from Hobbs and Miro to hype up a future rematch, but Hobbs emphasizing the word “absolutely” and his video package having some clips with Starks in it makes me think Hobbs will want to revisit that feud. And Miro’s possibilities are very open, or maybe too much. Honestly, I thought he was going to feud with The House of Black to revisit something also not wrapped up, and then he could take MJF being the “Devil of AEW” literally so that Miro could show God he can destroy what not even He could. But for now, it just feels like Miro is so far removed from the top title, it is a real shame.
Starks & Bill VS Bryan & Claudio was great stuff, and great Heel win for Starks & Bill over Bryan & Claudio. Starks continues to call out his being overlooked, and Starks VS Bryan in a Texas Death Match is going to be insane. FTR VS Iron Savages was a lot of fun, but of course FTR wins. Aussie Open crushing two randos that didn’t even get introduced was pretty fun, but I figured they’d call out FTR for a rematch. I would think the titles will be on the line, as I don’t see The Workhorsemen taking the titles off FTR. FTR VS Aussie Open could go either way, but even then, it feels like FTR comes out the winners there to take these titles to Full Gear.
Really good match from Andrade VS Scorpio, but Andrade winning was a surprise after the Scorpio promo. But it would seem Bullet Club Gold wants to start a feud with Andrade, which still leads me to wonder why Andrade and La Faccion Ingobernable aren’t reunited yet. That would make for some great faction feuding there. Though, why did they drop Andrade VS House of Black so soon? Again, I guess Tony Khan changed plans, but he should really see certain plans through first. This kind of disconnected booking feels a bit like older WWE, if you ask me.
Very good promos from Eddie and Claudio to call each other out and put some last hype on their Winner Takes All match next week. That is going to be an amazing match, for both what they can do in the ring and for the story behind this. Then another hilarious promo from Cassidy and Hook, and #OrangeHook is going to be a great team. Though, that is both a great move, and a disappointing move because Hook just got the FTW title back and should be facing new challengers, while Cassidy should be (kayfabe) healing up so he can go after a new title, like the TNT Championship once this thing with Christian, Luchasaurus and Darby is over.
And great TBS Championship match tonight, though it was gonna be hard to follow Kris VS Jade from last night. AEW tends to favor hometown heroes, but as I said with Kris VS Jade, they couldn’t have Kris lose the belt so soon. Britt could still try again down the line, maybe going fully Heel again, but she and Shida should really have things out first, and then the winner of that faces Kris for the title at like Full Gear.
My Score: 8.8/10
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Welcome to N BEX T!
Mitchell’s WWE Raw Results & Report! (9/18/23)
Grudge matches are Raw!
The Outsider’s Edge presents The Out Of Retirement Episode
Rance and Kyle are back, out of retirement, to talk about TKO Holdings and the real All In number!
Mitchell’s AEW Collision Results & Report! (9/16/23)
Collision strikes gold!
Mindless Wrestling Podcast: The TKO Endeavor
This week it's just DJ and Rob, with a guest run in. Talking about TKO, the new Partnership with WWE...
Mitchell’s NXT Global Heritage Invitational Results & Report! (9/15/23)
The Big Strong Boi levels up!