AEW Collision Review – February 24, 2024

AEW Collision Review – February 24, 2024

No Disqualification Match
Powerhouse Hobbs vs. Sammy Guevara

Sammy Guevara used his speed as part of a flurry of offense before Powerhouse Hobbs eventually caught Guevara on the outside and hits World’s Strongest Slam on the ring steps.

Hobbs hits several World’s Strongest Slams on the ring apron before the action continued on the floor with Hobbs on the offense. Hobbs asked Kelly for his belt which Kelly obliged.

Hobbs began whipping Guevara with Kelly’s belt but Guevara grabs the belt and returns the favor. Guevara began attacking Hobbs with a chair.

Guevara hits a cutter on Hobbs in the ring steps then began whipping him with Kelly’s belt again.

Guevara pulls out 2 tables and climbs to the top rope to crossbody Hobbs through them.

Hobbs caught him and hits a spinebuster through the tables as we go to a picture in picture break.

After the break Guevara was back on offense and hits a GTH for a near fall.

Guevara hits Hobbs with 2 beer bottle shots to the head and placed him on 2 tables that he had placed on the floor side by side.

Guevara places a ladder in the ring and hits a Swanton Bomb to Hobbs off the ladder through the tables.

Back in the ring Guevara places Hobbs on another table and climbed to the top rope.

Hobbs pushed the referee into Guevara crotching him on the top rope.

Hobbs hits World’s Strongest Slam from the 2nd rope through the table for the win.

Winner: Powerhouse Hobbs

After the break Blackpool Combat Club’s Jon Moxley & Claudio Castagnoli cut a backstage promo. Moxley talked about Castagnoli walking 20 miles from the airport to train with Dave Taylor on his 1st day. He said that wrestling 20 minutes meant nothing to them but a time limit draw was unacceptable. Moxley accepted FTR’s challenge for a rematch at Revolution and said that the 4 of them would pay homage to the history of tag team wrestling. Castagnoli said that FTR wants to bring back the past but they are the future and set the tone for tag team wrestling. Moxley said that it looked like FTR gave everything they had while the Blackpool Combat Club didn’t deliver all that they had. Castagnoli told FTR to bring all of their weapons because they’re going to need it.

Tag Team Match
Shane Taylor Promotions (Shane Taylor & Lee Moriarty) vs. FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler)

Shane Taylor tackles Dax Harwood as we go to a break.

After the break Taylor was still on offense but missed a splash from the 2nd rope allowing Harwood to make the hot tag.

Cash Wheeler cleans house for a bit with Shane Taylor Promotions briefly regaining the advantage for several near falls.

Wheeler tags in Harwood and hits Doomsday Device on Lee Moriarty for the win.

Winners: FTR

After the match Wheeler took the mic and said that Moxley had told the locker room to step up or get stepped on. He said they were a couple of cockroaches that don’t get stepped on easily. He added that if Moxley & Castagnoli had anything else to say they knew where to find them.

Harwood said that Moxley talked a lot about past eras and bringing back the past. He said that this wasn’t what this was about. He said that Moxley was there almost from the beginning and is like the king of AEW. He added that everyone walks around in fear of the Blackpool Combat Club and that the reason Moxley & Castagnoli don’t like FTR is because they’re not afraid of them. He concluded by saying that to be a king you have to kill a king and that they’re coming for Moxley’s head.

A video previewed the main event between Bryan Danielson & Jun Akiyama.

Thunder Rosa vs. Lady Bird Monroe

Thunder Rosa hits Lady Bird Monroe with Tijuana Bomb to get the victory.

Winner: Thunder Rosa

After the break Renee Paquette was backstage with Stokely Hathaway, Willow Nightingale & Kris Statlander. Paquette asked them about Skye Blue’s & TBS Champion Julia Hart’s comments on Rampage. Hathaway said he apologized for interfering and they have to look to the future. Statlander challenges Blue to a match next week.

Trios Match
Bang Bang Scissor Gang (Trios Champion Billy Gunn, Coleton Gunn & Jay White) vs. Iron Savages (Jacked Jameson, Boulder & Bronson)

Iron Savages work over Billy Gunn before Bang Bang Scissor Gang retaliated but eventually Iron Savages took over on Colten Gunn.

Colten made the hot tag to Jay White then Bang Bang Scissor Gang took turns hitting moves on Iron Savages.

White hits Blade Runner on Jacked Jameson to get the win for his team.

Winners: Bang Bang Scissor Gang 

Backstage Lexy Nair is with Bryan Danielson & he puts over Jun Akiyama. He noted that Akiyama was Eddie Kingston’s idol and that Kingston would be on commentary. He said he respects Akiyama but doesn’t respect Kingston. Having to shake his hand at Revolution might kill him because Kingston is not a professional. Danielson said that he’s known Kingston for 20 years and he had the most potential out of everyone. He said that potential was wasted until last year. He said he would beat Kingston at Revolution for the Continental Crown.

Malakai Black vs. Bryan Keith

Match starts off with some chain wrestling to start before Malakai Black kicks Bryan Keith off the apron as we go to a break

After the break Keith hits a flurry of offense then both men exchanged blows.

Black hits Keith with a double stomp from the top rope followed by a pump kick, a knee strike and a German suplex for a near fall.

Keith retaliated and charged at Black only to be met with Black Mass for the win.

Winner: Malakai Black

After the match the lights went out and when they came back on Mark Briscoe was in the ring with a kendo stick. Brody King & Buddy Matthews ran out and Briscoe attacks them with the stick. Briscoe then pulls out a metal spike and charged at Black but ended up jabbing the spike in the top turnbuckle. Black hits Black Mass on Briscoe with King following up with Dante’s Inferno.

A video recaps the events between Young Bucks & AEW World Tag Team Champions Sting & Darby Allin.

Serena Deeb vs. Lady Frost

Serena Deeb gains the advantage as we go to a break.

After the break Deeb was still on offense before Lady Frost made a comeback.

Deeb hits her with a back elbow followed by a single leg Boston crab for the submission win.

Winner By Submission: Serena Deeb

After the match, Deeb took the mic and said that the women’s division was heating up She reiterated that she was open to wrestling anyone and that when she wrestles the lights don’t go out and the picture doesn’t turn black and white. She said she was here to put the wrestling back in All Elite Wrestling.

Bryan Danielson vs. Jun Akiyama

We get some chain wrestling to start this match before Bryan Danielson went to work on Jun Akiyama’s legs early. Akiyama retaliated with an arm attack on Danielson.

Danielson tossed Akiyama to the outside as we go to a final break.

After the break Danielson suplexed Akiyama on the floor followed by a knee strike off the apron.

Back in the ring Danielson hit a flurry of offense but Akiyama responded with a running lariat. Danielson attempted a submission hold. Akiyama hit a piledriver for a near fall.

Danielson locks in an ankle lock into a German suplex before Danielson follows up with knee strikes. Akiyama hit an exploder suplex for a near fall.

Akiyama locks in a front choke hold before both men exchanged kicks, knees and suplexes. Both wrestlers collided together attempting flying knee strikes.

Both men exchanged blows before Danielson blocks an exploder suplex and hits a knee strike to the head then follows up with Busaiku knee for the win.

Winner: Bryan Danielson

After the match Danielson & Akiyama shook hands. Danielson then flips off Eddie Kingston who was standing at ringside. Akiyama took offense and slaps Danielson. Danielson appeared to apologize and offered another handshake before low blowing Akiyama. Kingston ran in and brawled with Danielson. Claudio Castagnoli came out to join Danielson in attacking Kingston.

FTR made the save and clears Blackpool Combat Club from the ring as they stare down each other to close out Collision.