AEW Collision Results – March 30, 2024

It’s Saturday night, and you know what that means …

All Elite Wrestling returns tonight from Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario, Canada on TNT at 8/7c with the latest installment of their weekly Saturday night prime time two-hour program, AEW Collision.

On tap for tonight’s show is Thunder Rosa vs. Lady Forst, “The Murderhawk Monster” Lance Archer & The Righteous vs. Bryan Danielson, Claudio Castagnoli & Katsuyori Shibata in Trios action, FTR vs. The Infantry and Ricky Starks & Big Bill vs. Top Flight in quarterfinal bouts as part of the ongoing AEW World Tag-Team Championship Tournament, as well as Adam Copeland’s first defense of the TNT Championship in a “Cope Open Challenge.”

Featured below are complete AEW Collision results from Saturday, March 30, 2024. The following report was written by reporter Matt Boone (@MattBoone0709) as the show aired live from 8-10pm EST. on TNT.


This week’s show kicks off with the theme song for Adam Copeland immediately playing as Tony Schiavone welcomes us to the show. Nigel McGuinness and Ian Riccaboni are joining him on the call tonight.

TNT Championship “Cope Open Challenge”
Adam Copeland (C) vs. Matt Cardona

Adam Copeland pops out and has a ton of energy as he makes his way down to the ring for his scheduled “Cope Open Challenge” of his newly won TNT Championship. “The Rated R Superstar” settles in the ring and gets on the mic and declares this “Copeland Country.”

Copeland says unlike “The Patriarch,” he’s not gonna run and hide. He’s going to be a fighting champion. He wants to know who is going to step up this week. After a slight delay, the theme for Matt Cardona hits and out comes the wrestling star.

The crowd goes nuts as “The Indy God” makes his way to the ring to answer the “Coe Open Challenge” from the TNT champ. He settles in the ring and chants break out from the Canadian crowd. The bell sounds and we’re officially off-and-running with this one.

After the two soak up the moment and the commentators talk about their storied history together, we see the two tie up in the middle of the ring. Next is a shoulder tackle by Copeland, who then hip tosses on Cardona. Back up, shoulder takedown by Cardona into a drop kick to Cardona by Copeland.

Another tie up again in the ring, stomps to Copeland in the corner, Cardona sends Adam into post, who slides out and Matt chases him but is met with a short clothesline. After a couple of follow-up spots on the floor at ringside, we shift gears and head into a mid-match commercial break as this match continues.

When we return from the break, after some more hard-hitting back-and-forth action from both guys, we work our way to the finish, which sees Cardona nearly get the win multiple times only for Copeland to hit a Spear and follow-up to get the pin fall victory to retain his TNT title in an excellent opener.

Winner and STILL TNT Champion: Adam Copeland

Malakai Black Returns, The House Of Black Attack Adam Copeland

Once the match wraps up, the crowd gives Copeland an enormous ovation for the hard-fought victory. Copeland celebrates retaining his title as his iconic theme plays and then out of nowhere, the music stops and the lights go out.

When the lights come back on, Malakai Black appears in the ring with black crap drooling out of his mouth. Buddy Matthews attacks Copeland from behind. Mark Briscoe runs out to make the save, but gets beat down by The House of Black duo for his troubles.

Eddie Kingston ends up running down after that and this stops them. The five men stare each other down and then the lights go out again. When they come back on this time, Black and Matthews are gone.

Tony Schiavone Interviews “Daddy Ass” Billy Gunn & The Acclaimed

After a quick word from FTR backstage ahead of their AEW World Tag-Team Championship Tournament bout later tonight on the show, Tony Schiavone heads to the ring and introduces his guest at this time, “Daddy Ass” Billy Gunn.

Out he comes with The Acclaimed duo of Max Caster and Anthony Bowens. Gunn says he’s pissed off at Jay White for invading his house. He announces next week it will be Jay White vs. Billy Gunn and then we’ll see how good he really is. Max Caster gets on the mic with Schiavone next and calls out The Ass Boys, Colten and Austin Gunn.

He says if they believe in White, they’ll stay in the back. They assure them they will stay in the back too and leave things up to White and Gunn to settle their issues in the ring without interference. After this wraps up, we head into another commercial break.

AEW World Tag-Team Championship Tournament Quarterfinals
FTR vs. The Infantry

When we return from the break, we immediately hear the Midnight Express-sounding theme for the decorated tag-team duo of FTR. Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler make their way out and head to the ring to loud chants of “FTR! FTR!” from the crowd in attendance.

Their music dies down and now the theme for their opponents hits and out comes The Infantry team of Captain Shawn Dean and Carlie Bravo. They settle in the ring as well and their music dies down. The bell sounds and we’re officially off-and-running with this tourney quarterfinal bout.

Kicking things off for their respective teams are Wheeler and Dean. They lock up and go toe-to-toe, hold-for-hold, with neither man gaining any real upper-hand early on. Bravo tags in, as does Harwood. Double Russian Legsweep on Shawn Dean, then stomps on Dean.

Wheeler puts Dean on shoulder then tags in Dax and goes for Double move but Dean escapes, Dax sends Dean into ring wall, chop to Bravo on the outside, Overlaunch dive onto FTR blocked and then Dean flies over the top, crossbody by Dean for a two count, double leg takedown, cradle rollup by Dean on Dax for a two count.

Dax with a uppercut sends Bravo to the outside, powerbomb on Dean then a fisherman suplex on Dean for a two count. Double team by FTR blocked by spear from Dean then a rollup for a two count, suplex on Wheeler, Bravo blocks move then leapfrog on Dean for a two count, Dax runs at Bravo but ducks and Wheeler hits Dax, Shatter Machine for the win.

Winners and ADVANCING in the AEW Tag-Team Title Tournament: FTR

Kyle O’Reilly vs. JD Drake

We head backstage for a quick word with Ricky Starks and Big Bill. Lexy Nair asks them about their return to the ring tonight for a big tournament quarterfinal bout against Top Flight. They vow to beat the duo to advance back to the titles that they once held.

After this, we head to another commercial break. When we return, we see a fired up Adam Copeland, Mark Briscoe and Eddie Kingston backstage. A challenge is issued to The House of Black for AEW Dynasty 2024.

Back inside the arena, Kyle O’Reilly’s theme hits and out he comes to the ring for our next match of the evening. Already inside the squared circle is his opponent for tonight, JD Drake. The bell sounds and literally two minutes later, it sounds again with O’Reilly picking up an easy win. Undisputed Kingdom comes out to celebrate with him.

Winner: Kyle O’Reilly

AEW World Tag-Team Championship Tournament Quarterfinals
Ricky Starks & Big Bill vs. Top Flight

An elaborate video package airs to promote “The Battle of Will’s” showdown between Will Ospreay and Powerhouse Hobbs for next week’s episode of AEW Dynamite. When that wraps up, we return back live inside Budweiser Gardens for our second of two scheduled AEW World Tag-Team Championship Tournament Quarterfinal bouts.

The former title-holding duo of Ricky Starks and Big Bill make their way out to Starks’ familiar theme music for their long-awaited return to the ring. Starks in particular gets a good reception coming out. They settle into the ring and the music dies down. The theme for Top Flight plays and out comes Darius and Dante Martin.

Darius Martin and Ricky Starks kick things off for their respective teams as the bell sounds to get this high stakes tag-team tilt officially off-and-running. After some early back-and-forth action, which sees both Martin guys hit some high spots, we shift gears and head to a mid-match commercial break with Big Bill in control of the action.

When we return, Big Bill is still dominating things until finally Darius Martin starts to fire up for his team, which leads to Darius taking out Starks and then after several tries, even knocking Big Bill off of his feet and eventually out to the floor.

Top Flight hits a wild double-team spot on Starks for a pin that really seemed odd, like it wasn’t supposed to happen. The theme for Starks plays after the bell sounds and immediately cuts off. The commentators stutter and eventually support Top Flight’s victory as we see officials running to check on Starks, who hasn’t gotten up yet.

Winners and ADVANCING in the AEW Tag-Team Title Tournament: Top Flight

Thunder Rosa vs. Lady Frost

After the odd ending to the second tourney bout of the evening, we shoot backstage where Christopher Daniels issues a challenge for a match on next week’s AEW Rampage against Makakai Black of The House of Black. After that, we head to another commercial break.

When we return from the break, we see Thunder Rosa making her way out and heading to the ring for our next match of the evening. As she settles in the ring, we see highlights of her recent issues with Deonna Purrazzo in their tag-team match last week.

Coming out next is Lady Frost. The bell sounds and we’re officially off-and-running with this one. Rosa gets off to a good start as the commentators talk about her never actually losing her AEW Women’s Championship in the ring, but having to give it back due to injury before taking an extended hiatus.

As Rosa continues to control the action, we shift gears and head into a mid-match commercial break as the match continues. When we return from the advertising time out, we see Frost start to fight into super competitive form, giving the former champion all she can handle as we get deep into this one.

Rosa pulls the win off out of nowhere. Afterwards, it is announced that Rosa will be taking on Mariah May next week to determine the next challenger for AEW Women’s World Champion “Timeless” Toni Storm. Backstage, Renee Paquette talks to Storm about the announcement and at first acts betrayed by her, but then kisses her and says she’s a genius.

Winner: Thunder Rosa

Bryan Danielson, Claudio Castagnoli & Katsuyori Shibata vs. Lance Archer & The Righteous

It’s main event time!

But first, we see a video package for Will Ospreay vs. Bryan Danielson at AEW Dynasty 2024 and then hear an insanely long updated list of matches and segments scheduled for AEW Dynasty 2024, as well as next week’s AEW Dynamite, AEW Collision and AEW Rampage. After that, we head to another commercial break.

As we settle back in from the break, we hear the familiar sounds of the entrance theme of Bryan Danielson and out comes “The American Dragon” for our main event of the evening. Claudio Castagnoli comes out next from the Blackpool Combat Club, followed by Japanese legend Katsuyori Shibata.

Out next are their opponents, “The Murderhawk Monster” Lance Archer and The Righteous duo of Dutch and Vincent. The bell sounds and we’re officially off-and-running with this one. Kicking things off for their respective teams are Archer and Shibata. The two trade stiff forearm shots back-and-forth and then things start to pick up.

We see Castagnoli tag in, as does Dutch. Dutch out-muscles Castagnoli early on, but then the “Swiss Superman” starts to take over. Bryan Danielson tags in and the crowd erupts as “The American Dragon” helps business pick up in this headline Trios bout. He hits dives from the ring to the floor as the other guys in the bout brawl as well.

On that note, we shift gears and head into a mid-match commercial break as our final bout of the evening continues. When we return from the break, we see the match still in progress. Both teams trade turns in the offensive lead. Castagnoli lights the crowd on fire but gets stopped.

He eventually gets it on the massive Lance Archer for another big pop. He transitions from that spot into a Sharpshooter. The ref takes a close look but then Dutch hits the ring to break it up. Vincent hits Orange Sunshine, but Shibata hits the ring to help out his BCC teammates.

Archer big-boots Shibata out of the equation and grabs Castagnoli for his finisher, but Castagnoli avoids it. He runs into a big boot and this time Archer hits his finisher. Vincent hits Death From Above off the top for the closest near fall of the match, but Castagnoli kicks out.

He slaps a guillotine on Castagnoli, who suplexes his way out of it. Shibata hits a big running knee and then connects with his finisher on Vincent for the pin fall victory in an excellent main event. That’s how this week’s show goes off the air. Thanks for joining us!

Winners: Bryan Danielson, Claudio Castagnoli & Katsuyori Shibata