AEW Collision Review – July 15, 2023

AEW Collision Review – July 15, 2023

Kicking off this week’s Collision with some brief promos from AEW World Tag Team Champions FTR, Bullet Club Gold, Willow Nightingale, Ruby Soho, Ricky Starks & CM Punk regarding their respective matches.

AEW World Tag Team Titles 2 Out Of 3 Falls Match
FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler) (c) vs. Bullet Club Gold (Jay White & Juice Robinson)

1st Fall

Both teams met in the middle of the ring and jawed at one another before Cash Wheeler & Juice Robinson ended up pushing and shoving. Wheeler got the better of Robinson heading into a picture in picture break.

After the break Wheeler picks up a near fall with a bodyscissors pin attempt. Wheeler followed by pressing Robinson over his head and slamming him then Robinson rolls to the floor.

Dax Harwood tags in rolls to the floor where Robinson chops him twice when they returned to the ring Harwood blasted Robinson with a chop which Robinson sold by falling to the mat. Harwood backs Robinson into a corner and fired away with another chop. Robinson ducked the 3rd chop attempt and then Harwood ducks 1 from Robinson before drilling him with the 3rd chop.

Robinson eventually came back by running Harwood through the ropes and into the ring post. White tags in and chops Harwood several times and then put the boots to him. White followed up with a DDT. Wheeler ran in and also took a DDT from White before he hits a Death Valley Driver on Harwood and got a two count.

Harwood shows some signs of life until White cut him off with a flatliner then White puts Harwood down with a German suplex and then bridged but Wheeler broke up the pin. White & Harwood traded more chops. Harwood caught White with a lariat which left both men down. Harwood got to his feet but White caught him in an inside cradle for a two count.

Harwood was rolled up for another two count. Wheeler tags in & they went for Shatter Machine but Robinson shoves Wheeler into Harwood & he tumbled to the floor before White hits Blade Runner on Wheeler to get the 1st Fall.

Bullet Club Gold 1-0

2nd Fall

After the break Wheeler was isolated by Bullet Club Gold. Wheeler eventually hits a hurricanrana on White and then made the hot tag to Harwood & he works over Bullet Club Gold. Harwood picks up a couple of near falls on Robinson.

Harwood hits 2 German suplexes on Robinson before he blocks the 3rd so White runs in and was backdropped. Harwood puts Robinson down with a brainbuster for a close near fall. Harwood went for the Sharpshooter but Robinson kicks him off.

White checks in and suplexes Harwood into the corner and then Robinson follows up with a cannonball before White covers Harwood for a two count.

White stood Harwood up and chops him 3 times before Harwood fired back with 2 of his own. White slapped Harwood a couple times and then caught him with an elbow that sent Harwood to the floor.

White brought Wheeler in the ring and then he & Robinson set up for a spike piledriver but Harwood took out Robinson and then performed a sunset flip. Wheeler hits White with a shot that led to a near fall.

Harwood spoke to Wheeler in the corner. Wheeler checks in and points to the sky before performing a Razor’s Edge on White and then Harwood caught him with a neckbreaker on the way down. Wheeler rolled into a pin but White kicks out at the last moment again.

Wheeler places White on the top turnbuckle in his corner and then he & Harwood fired away with several chops. Harwood superplexes White and then Wheeler went for a top rope splash but White puts his knees up.

Robinson leapt from the other corner and splashed Harwood then Robinson rolls White on top of Wheeler for a near fall before FTR nails Robinson with Shatter Machine to get the 2nd Fall.

FTR 1-1

3rd Fall

Wheeler & Robinson were fighting at ringside. Harwood went for a piledriver on the apron but White countered into a backdrop. Harwood regroups and hoisted up White but he threw punches at his head. Harwood held him up and then both men tumbled over the ringside barricade.

Wheeler leans over the barricade to check on his partner and referee Paul Turner calls for help. A couple of trainers showed up. Harwood got back to his feet first and then he & White traded chops and then punches on the floor behind the barricade. White suplexes White on the concrete floor.

White shoved the trainer away. Harwood and Wheeler grabs White from inside the barricade and double suplexes him back to ringside. Robinson went after FTR but they hit another double suplex on him on the ringside floor.

FTR returns to the ring while the referee counted. White was on the verge of being counted out but Robinson gave him a shove to get him back in the ring before the 10 count.

Both teams limped to the middle of the ring before both teams traded punches. Wheeler suplexes Robinson over the top rope and they both tumbled to the floor heading into a PIP break.

After the break White had Harwood in a leg lock during the break then White tunes up the band in the corner but he didn’t follow through with the superkick but White puts Harwood down and locks him in a Sharpshooter but Harwood reached the ropes to break the hold.

Harwood regrouped and placed White on the top turnbuckle facing the crowd. Harwood went up behind him and executed a side suplex. Ring announcer Dasha announced that five minutes remained in the time limit, which drew the expected groans.

White supelxes Harwood into a bridge for a near fall. White set up for Blade Runner but Harwood escaped and applied a Sharpshooter. Robinson ran in and was tackled by Wheeler & he puts him in a Sharpshooter too. Robinson grabs the hands of White to stoop him from submitting then FTR released the hold and sold exhaustion as well as Harwood’s knee injury.

Harwood pulls his kneepad down while Robinson tags in. Robinson set up for a move but Harwood counters into another Sharpshooter & Robinson taps out.

Winners By Submission & Still AEW World Tag Team Champions: FTR (2-1) (STILL CHAMPIONS!!!!!!) (Recommend)

After the match FTR extended their hands. Bullet Club Gold didn’t oblige initially which led to a shake their hands chant so Bullet Club Gold moves closer and then White spat on the ground and left the ring with Robinson.

A video package promoted the Blood & Guts match for Wednesday’s Dynamite and focused on PAC & Kota Ibushi being the final members of the 2 teams.

Finals Of The 2023 Women’s Owen Hart Cup
Ruby Soho vs. Willow Nightingale

Ruby Soho hits an early series of strikes and set up for a move but Willow Nightingale stuffed it and suplexes her twice then hits a fisherman’s suplex for a two count. Soho came right back with a series of knees to the face.

Soho looked into the camera and said the trophy would come home with The Outcasts then Soho covered Nightingale for a two count heading into a PIP break.

After the break Nightingale puts Soho in electric chair position but Soho punches her head a few times and rolls her into a pin for a two count. Nightingale came back with a single leg crab but Soho reached the ropes.

Nightingale pulls spray paint out from underneath the apron then Soho handed it to Nightingale and the referee took it away. Soho hits No Future Kick for a near fall.

Soho grabs the can from the corner where the referee had placed it. Soho tried to hit Nightingale with the can but she ducks it. Nightingale connects with Pounce which sent the spray paint can out of the ring so Nightingale follows up with Babe With The Powerbomb to put Soho away.

Winner Of The 2023 Women’s Owen Hart Cup: Willow Nightingale

After the match Nightingale went to the stage to the trophy table. Tony Khan came out wearing a cowboy hat and raised her hand before heading backstage.

Highlights aired of Ricky Starks beating Powerhouse Hobbs after QT Marshall’s interference seemingly backfired.

Footage aired of Tony Schiavone standing outside Powerhouse Hobbs locker room door. QT Marshall & Harley Cameron entered the room and Schiavone followed. Marshall apologized to Hobbs and said there’s no way he would intentionally cost him the tournament. Marshall recalled telling Hobbs that his word is his bond. He asked if he needed to find the biggest and baddest in AEW and knock him out just to prove it. Hobbs stood up and told Marshall to remember that his word is his bond.

Tag Team Match
Trios Champions Kings Of The Black Thorne (Malakai Black & Brody King) vs. Artemis Spencer & Randy Myers

Artemis Spencer broke up Malakai Black’s pin attempt so Brody King took Randy Myers to ringside and ran him into the ring barricade. Andrade El Idolo walks onto the stage before Black drops Spencer with Black Mass for the win.

Winners: Trios Champions Kings Of The Black Thorne 

After the match El Idolo walks toward the ring but a group of referees stops him. Black sat in the ring with Idolo’s mask and taunts him.

Finals Of The 2023 Owen Hart Cup
CM Punk vs. Ricky Starks

CM Punk took Ricky Starks down to start the match off and then Starks returns the favor then Starks went for a hip toss but Punk reversed it which sent Starks to ringside so Punk held the ropes open and encouraged Starks to return to the ring as we go to a break.

After the break Starks took control and sent Punk to ringside. Starks struck his pose and then held the ropes open for Punk to taunt him. Punk walks away from that side of the ring and crawls under the bottom rope. Punk went to the ropes and hits a fist drop. Punk follows up with a side Russian leg sweep and covers Starks for a two count.

Starks punches Punk and then ran the ropes and ate a kick then Punk slams Starks to the mat and then went back to the ropes and signaled for the fist drop again but Starks shot up and pulls Punk off the ropes then Starks covers Punk but he kicks out at 1 heading into a PIP break.

After the 2nd break Punk avoids a tornado DDT by shoving Starks off of him then Punk hooks Starks into a pin for a two count and then Starks reversed it and got a two count of his own. Punk caught Starks with a high knee in the corner. Starks came right back with a tornado DDT for a near fall.

Starks went for a top rope elbow drop, but Punk moved out of the way and smiled. Punk put Starks down with a clothesline and got a near fall. Both wrestlers ran the ropes and collided with simultaneous crossbody block attempts.

Starks caught Punk in the corner and set up for a move but Punk counters into a piledriver then Punk smirked and then draped his arm over Starks for a two count.

Punk signals for Go 2 Sleep then Punk hoisted up Starks but he elbows his way free. Starks caught Punk with a spear but Punk tumbles to the floor so Starks couldn’t cover him. Starks went to the floor and brought Punk back to the ring.

Starks ran the ropes and speared Punk but he rolls him into an submission hold but Starks got his foot on the bottom rope to break it.

Punk puts Starks on the top rope and then performed a hurricanrana but Starks rolls through and got a two count. They reversed pin attempts and Starks eventually ended up on top and held the middle rope to get the win.

Winner Of The 2023 Owen Hart Cup: Ricky Starks

Matches Of The Night

AEW World Tag Team Titles 2 Out Of 3 Falls Match- 9/10

Finals Of The 2023 Women’s Owen Hart Cup- 7/10

Finals Of The 2023 Owen Hart Cup- 7/10