Tonight’s AEW COLLISION was broadcast live from the Great Southern Bank Arena in Springfield, MO!
It’s Saturday night and you know what that means! Saturday night’s alright for fighting!
Nigel McGuinness, Kevin Kelly and Tony Schiavone were the broadcast team for tonight’s event.
No DQ Match!
The Don Callis Family’s Powerhouse Hobbs vs. Sammy Guevara!
“All members of the Don Callis Family have been barred from ringside,” said Kevin Kelly.
Sammy came out of the gates strong, hitting Hobbs with a cutter and then a lariat over the top rope.
“I’m a Collider now!” Sammy said, looking into the TV camera.
Sammy used the steel ring steps as a launch pad, however, Hobbs caught Sammy and planted Sammy with the World’s Strongest Slam onto the ring steps. Hobbs smashed Sammy onto the ring apron over and over again, manhandling Sammy with ease. Hobbs ordered Kevin Kelly to stand up and give him his belt. Hobbs whipped Sammy with the leather belt!
Sammy moved out of the way and connected with two thrust kicks to Hobbs. Sammy waffled Hobbs with a steel chair! Sammy nailed Hobbs with a cutter on the steps and then whipped Hobbs with the belt, turnaround being fair play!
Sammy pulled a table from beneath the ring and set it up on the arena floor. Sammy pulled a second table out and set it up beside the first table. Sammy climbed to the top turnbuckle and leaped at Hobbs, but Hobbs countered by smashing Sammy through the tables with a spinebuster off the apron!
Back in the ring, Sammy dodged a splash from Hobbs. Sammy hoisted up Hobbs on his shoulders and rocked Hobbs with the GTH for a near fall! Sammy grabbed a monitor from ringside and smashed it into Hobbs’ head. Sammy pulled out another table and placed it in the ring, but Hobbs was waiting for him with a lariat. Sammy fired back with a thrust kick. Sammy went for a cutter but got caught by Hobbs who countered with the World’s Strongest Slam.
Hobbs set up two tables at ringside. Hobbs picked up Sammy and charged at the ring post, but Sammy escaped and shoved Hobbs headfirst into the post. Sammy took two beer bottles from fans at ringside and cracked them over Hobbs’ head!
“I’ve never seen that, and I’ve seen a lot of stuff in wrestling,” said Schiavone.
Sammy pulled a giant ladder from beneath the ring and slid it into the ring. Sammy climbed the ladder and nailed Hobbs with a senton, crashing through the tables.
The fans chanted “This is awesome! This is awesome!”
Sammy climbed the turnbuckles, but Hobbs shoved the referee who collided with Sammy. Hobbs hit the World’s Strongest Slam of the turnbuckles, smashing Sammy through tables and pinning Sammy!
Blackpool Combat Club’s Claudio Castagnoli and Jon Moxley were backstage with some strong words from FTR!
Moxley: “You pissed us off. You want to challenge us at Revolution? You want to pay homage to the art of tag team wrestling? We accept. The four of us will show the world that all that history is just that. We are the elite of the elite, and this game evolves.”
Claudio: “FTR, if you want to live in the past that’s fine. But if you want to step into the future, that path is through us. All you have to do is just be better than Jon Moxley and Claudio Castagnoli.”
FTR—Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood
Shane Taylor Promotions’ Shane Taylor vs. Lee Moriarty!
Cash hit Lee with a back elbow and took him down with an arm whip. Dax tagged in and dropped a running elbow on the back of Lee’s head. Taylor grabbed a tag and Dax slid under Taylor’s legs, taking a step back. Dax connected with a shotgun dropkick, but Taylor answered with a lariat.
Taylor cracked Dax with a knee strike to the head. Taylor followed up with a side slam. Taylor tried for a splash off the turnbuckles, but Dax rolled out of the way. Moriarty tagged in but so did Cash! Cash Wheeler cleaned house on Taylor and Moriarty!
Cash lifted up Lee for a vertical suplex, but Taylor tripped Cash. Taylor walloped Cash with a right hand from the apron while Lee rolled up Cash for a near fall. Cash picked up Lee and held him up for the Doomsday Device. Dax drilled Moriarty and scored the pin!
Cash: “So a few weeks ago Jon Moxley said step up and get stepped on. We’re like a couple of cockroaches. It’ll take more than a step on to kill us. If you have anything else to say to us tonight, you’ll know where we’ll be.”
Dax: “Jon and Claudio, you talked about how we’re a throwback to the past. That’s not what this is about. Mox you’ve been here since almost the beginning. For almost five years you’ve been the king. This is your castle. This is your house. And I see you and I see Claudio and I see Bryan and you walk around the back, and they cower because they’re afraid of you. I think you’re pissed off because we ain’t scared of you.
“If you are the king, if this is your castle, to be a king, you’ve got to kill a king. At Revolution we’re coming for your head. Top guys, out!”
Thunder Rosa vs. Lady Bird Monroe!
Thunder Rosa chopped at Monroe. Thunder Rosa drove a knee into Monroe’s face and followed up with a flying dropkick. Thunder Rosa planted Monroe with the Tijuana Bomb and scored the pinfall victory!
“You see this, I’m climbing the ladder. This is my time,” said Thunder Rosa.
Renee Paquette was backstage with Kris Statlander, Willow Nightingale, and Stokely Hathaway!
Stokely: “I don’t appreciate the hostility shown from Skye Blue and Julia Hart.”
Statlander: “Skye, you are looking for a fight. And you and I are one and one. So how about next week I beat your ass!”
Bang Bang Scissor Gang—Jay White, Daddy Ass, and Colten Gunn
The Iron Savages!
Bronson was shoved into Beefcake Boulder by Billy! Colten dropkicked Bronson after getting the tag. The Iron Savages triple teamed Colten in the corner. Beefcake Boulder planted Colten hard with a vertical suplex.
Jay White tagged in and cleaned house on the Iron Savages. White chopped Jack in the corner. Jay White finished Jack with the Blade Runner and pinned him in decisive fashion!
Lexy Nair interviewed Bryan Danielson backstage ahead of his match tonight with Jun Akiyama!
Danielson said that Eddie Kingston was going to be on commentary and that Akiyama was Kingston’s hero. Danielson said he was going to beat Kingston’s hero! Danielson said he respected the legendary Akiyama.
Danielson: “Do you know who I do not respect? Eddie Kingston! He said if he wins our match at Revolution, I’ll have to shake his hand. I do not respect Kingston. He is not a professional. He has wasted his potential until the last year. Not only do I not respect him, his wasted potential pisses me off, and that’s why I’m going to beat him at Revolution for the Continental Crown!”
“The Bounty Hunter” Bryan Keith vs. House of Black’s Malakai Black!
Keith booted Black in the face. Keith followed up with strikes in the corner. Black caught Keith in the left knee with a round kick. Black smashed Keith in the head with a forearm.
Black blasted Keith with a straight kick, knocking Keith out of the ring. Keith got back in and wiped out Black with an exploder suplex! Keith followed up with a neck breaker across the knee for a near fall.
Bryan Keith drilled Malakai with a DDT off the turnbuckles. Keith clocked Black with a rising headbutt. Black answered with his own headbutt. Black crushed Keith with a double foot stomp from the top rope. Black stunned Keith with a German Suplex for a near fall.
Keith power bombed Black out of nowhere for a two-count! Keith charged at Black but Black smashed Keith with a spinning heel kick and pinned Keith!
The arena lights went out! When the lights came back on, Mark Briscoe was in the ring with a kendo stick! Buddy Matthews and Brody King sprinted to the ring, but Briscoe cracked them with the kendo stick! Briscoe pulled a steel spike out of his boot and tried to hit Black with it! Black dodged it and Briscoe stabbed the turnbuckle. Malakai Black retaliated with a roundhouse kick to Mark Briscoe’s head! Brody drilled Briscoe with Dante’s Inferno!
“The Professor” Serena Deeb vs. Lady Frost!
Lady Frost dropkicked Deeb in the back. Deeb knocked Frost to the mat with a shoulder tackle. Deeb hit Frost with a dragon screw leg whip. Serena Deeb stunned Frost with a swinging neck breaker.
Frost planted Deeb with the Chiller Driller, but Deeb kicked out at the two-count. Deeb ducked a spinning heel kick. Deeb clocked Frost with a clothesline. Deeb applied a single leg Boston Crab and Lady Frost tapped out!
Deeb: “The women’s division in AEW is heating up! I put the locker room on notice when I came back. Any single woman that wants to step in this ring or join this division, the Professor will be here waiting in the Deeb’s Dojo. Because I am here to elevate the women’s division. When the Professor is in the ring, I wrestle! And Serena Deeb is back to claim this division and put the wrestling back in All Elite Wrestling!”
Main Event Time! Blackpool Combat Club’s “American Dragon” Bryan Danielson
Japanese wrestling legend Jun Akiyama!
Continental Crown Champion Eddie Kingston was on commentary for this match.
They chain wrestled at the start of the match. Danielson stomped on the back of Jun’s knees. Jun transitioned to a cross arm breaker, but Bryan rolled through and escaped. Danielson went back to working on Akiyama’s legs. Jun gouged Danielson’s eye to escape.
Akiyama began to work on Danielson’s arm with a hammerlock. Danielson rolled, knocking Jun out of the ring. Danielson tried to capitalize with a tope suicida, but Jun countered with a forearm.
Danielson suplexed Jun on the arena floor. Danielson blasted Akiyama with a shotgun dropkick off the top turnbuckle. Danielson charged at Akiyama, but Akiyama countered with a lariat!
The fans chanted “This is awesome! This is awesome!”
Danielson applied the Le Bell Lock! Akiyama reached the ropes with his boots, forcing the ref to break the hold. Danielson climbed to the top turnbuckle but Akiyama decked Danielson with a right hand. Danielson headbutted Jun. Danielson jumped off the top but Jun countered with a big knee and a piledriver for a near fall!
Akiyama went for a running knee strike, but Danielson captured it and put Jun in an ankle lock. Danielson sent Jun flying overhead with a release German Suplex. Danielson dished out kicks, but Akiyama fired back with an Exploder for a two-count.
Akiyama snatched Danielson in a guillotine choke. Danielson reached the ropes with his boot and the ref broke the hold. Akiyama nailed Danielson with an Exploder and then a knee strike! Danielson and Akiyama had the same idea—charging at one another with running knee strikes! Both men collided and fell to the mat.
“This is a classic that we are watching,” said Tony Schiavone.
Both men slugged one another, trading forearms in the center of the ring. Danielson went down in a heap. Danielson drilled Jun with a knee strike right under the chin. Danielson charged at Jun with the running knee strike and pinned Akiyama!
Danielson looked at Kingston and smirked. Danielson shook Akiyama’s hand and then flipped off Kingston. Akiyama slapped Danielson in the face after seeing Danielson’s sign of disrespect to Kingston.
Danielson offered to shake Akiyama’s hand again as an apology and then kicked Akiyama between the legs. Kingston jumped in the ring and grounded and pounded Danielson. Claudio Castagnoli hit the ring and smothered Kingston while Danielson stomped on Kingston.
FTR sprinted to the ring to even up the odds for Kingston! Danielson and Claudio began to brawl with FTR!
Tony Schiavone got word over the headset from Tony Khan that coming up on Wednesday on Dynamite there will be a trios match pitting FTR and Kingston against Mox, Claudio, and Danielson!
Catch AEW DYNAMITE on TBS next Wednesday live at 8/7ct from the Propst Arena at Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL featuring:
-Sting’s Final Dynamite Appearance!
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