AEW Collision Review – March 16, 2024

AEW Collision Review – March 16, 2024

Katsuyori Shibata vs. Bryan Danielson

After some back & forth work Bryan Danielson shoved Katsuyori Shibata in a corner of the ring. Shibata shoved him back then they traded chops.

Shibata ends up on the apron and then Danielson attempted to suplex him back inside the ring.

Shibata blocks it and then suplexed Danielson to the floor while staying on the apron.

Shibata threw a kick at Bryan from the apron heading into a picture in picture break.

After the break Danielson suplexed Shibata then stuffed a discus elbow and slams Danielson to the mat before both men stayed down briefly.

Shibata hits a Death Valley Driver and got a two count then Shibata threw elbows to the side of Danielson’s head.

Danielson came right back with a Busaiku Knee for a near fall so Danielson locks in LeBell Lock.

Shibata reached out for the ropes but Danielson hooks his arm while giving up the hold then Shibata reached the ropes with his foot.

Danielson threw kicks to a kneeling Shibata then sat crosslegged and indicated that he wanted Danielson to bring it. Danielson threw more kicks. Shibata shot up and fired back.

Both wrestlers traded kicks as Shibata got the better of it and threw a series of kicks to Danielson’s head.

Shibata got Danielson on his knees and then fired away with kicks to his chest.

Danielson sat crosslegged to mimic Shibata then he sat down crosslegged and both men traded slaps to the face.

Both men got to their knees and stood up while throwing slaps to the face.

Danielson caught Shibata with a kick then drilled him with another to the back of the head.

Danielson led the crowd in a yes chant and went for Busaiku Knee but Shibata avoided it.

Shibata slaps Danielson and hooked him in an octopus hold and transitioned into a pin but Danielson had his foot on the ropes. Both wrestlers traded pin attempts.

Danielson went for LeBell Lock but Shibata countered into a pin then Danielson reversed the pin and got the win.

Winner: Bryan Danielson (Recommend)

After the match Danielson motioned for the crowd to stop chanting Yes then points at Shibata. Danielson & Shibata shook hands then hugged then took turns raising each other’s arms. Shibata left the ring then Danielson stood on the ropes and played to the crowd.

A video package recaps Mercedes Mone’s debut on Dynamite.

TBS Title Open House Match
Julia Hart (c) vs. Trish Adora

Julia Hart & Trish Adora ended up at ringside & Hart ran Adora into the step then into the barricade heading into a PIP break.

After the break Adora hits a shoulder breaker and picked up a two count.

Hart avoided a pump kick and a corner splash then hits Adora with a clothesline and a back splash. Hart set up for Hartless but Adora counters into a pin for a two count.

Adora executed a German suplex for another two count before Hart avoided a senton then hooks Adora into a pin for a two count.

Hart went up top and hits a moonsault to get the win.

Winner & Still TBS Champion: Julia Hart (STILL CHAMPION!!!!)

Backstage Lexy Nair interviewed Zak Knight & Harley Cameron & Nair informed Knight that Angelo Parker challenged him to a match. Knight said he would give him a fight but not in Parker’s home country of Canada. Cameron ranted about Canada for a moment. Knight said he would fight Parker but only on Knight’s terms.

Daniel Garica vs. Lee Moriarty

Daniel Garcia ends up at ringside where he was distracted by Shane Taylor allowing Lee Moriarty to hit him with a suicide dive.

Back in the ring Moriarty mocks Garcia by doing his dance before Garcia battles back and targeted Moriarty’s knee.

Garcia hits a suplex and got a two count. Garcia grabs the legs of Moriarty but he flips him over and got a two count. Moriarty hits a standing double stomp.

Garcia came back with a takedown then locks in a heel hook that caused Moriarty to tap out.

Winner By Submission: Daniel Garica

Tony Schiavone & Nigel McGuinness recaps highlights from Dynamite of Darby Allin hitting a Swanton Bomb onto a standing Jay White on the floor and breaking his foot in the process. They also showed footage of the post match attack by Bullet Club Gold.

PAC vs. Aaron Solo

Aaron Solo caught PAC with a kick then PAC rolls to the floor then Solo hits a dive onto him then back in the ring Solo covered PAC for just a 1 count.

PAC came back and plays to the crowd after they chanted welcome back.

PAC puts Solo down with a kick and then went up top and hits a missile dropkick.

PAC follows up with a running elbow in the corner then hits Black Arrow.

PAC passed on the pin in favor of applying Brutalizer for the submission win.

Winner By Submission: PAC

After the match PAC took the mic and looked into the camera. Tony, Tony, Tony, I told you The Bastard’s back and I am looking for trouble PAC said. But you see, this, this is not exactly what I had in mind. PAC told Tony Khan that he’s looking for trouble. Find me some or I will find it myself he concluded.

Bryan Danielson was shown meditating while sitting crosslegged in the backstage area. Danielson said gratitude twice and then said he was thankful that he was able to face Katsuyori Shibata. He said they were both told they would not be able to wrestle again and they went out there and fought like hell.

Danielson said he’s also grateful that he has a match with Will Ospreay. Danielson said Ospreay watched him since he was a kid and has emulated him. Danielson recalls saying that it’s live or die and he doesn’t plan to die. Danielson said Ospreay can’t walk in his shoes. Danielson said he & Shibata have been on death’s door.

Danielson said Ospreay could say what he wants about what he’s willing to do but Danielson knows what he is willing to do and he doesn’t think Ospreay is ready for it. Danielson stood up and walks away.

Claudio Castagnoli vs. Lance Archer

Both men took turns trying and failing to knock the other down with running shoulder blocks then they traded bodyslams.

Claudio Castagnoli eventually clotheslined Lance Archer to ringside.

Castagnoli rolls out and charged Archer as he caught him by the throat.

Archer eventually hits Castagnoli with a cannonball senton heading into a PIP break.

After the break Archer did his rope walk while holding Castagnoli’s arm but Castagnoli pulls him down and hit him with an uppercut.

Castagnoli went for a giant swing but Archer avoided it and rolls to the floor where Castagnoli hits him with a running uppercut.

Archer returns to the ring and then cut off Castagnoli when he went to the ropes.

Archer chokeslams Castagnoli and covered him for a two count then Archer went for Blackout but Castagnoli slips away.

Archer threw an elbow but Castagnoli hits him with a Death Valley Driver.

Castagnoli threw another running uppercut then threw a series of uppercuts in the corner.

Castagnoli pulls Archer from the ropes and hit him with a cutter for a two count.

Castagnoli hits Archer with a springboard uppercut for another two count.

Castagnoli plays to the crowd then started to hit a giant swing but he was attacked by The Righteous for the DQ.

Winner By DQ: Claudio Castagnoli

After the match Bryan Danielson ran out to help Castagnoli but he was outnumbered and put down by a Vincent cutter. Katsuyori Shibata ran out with a chair and chased away The Righteous & Archer.

Backstage Ruby Soho & Angelo Parker were interviewed by Lexy Nair. Parker spoke about being close to home and how he was ready for a fight. Soho told him to relax. Parker said he couldn’t relax and said he was going to go find Zak Knight but Soho said that’s what they want. Soho told Parker that if he went looking for a fight he’d have to do it without her. Parker backed down

Kyle O’Reilly vs. Bryan Keith

Kyle O’Reilly shook his head after escaping an early headlock.

O’Reilly got some offense before Keith drove him to the mat with a DDT and got a two count.

O’Reilly sold his neck and the match continued during the PIP break.

After the break O’Reilly had a flurry of offense then locks in a kneebar but Keith rolls to the ropes to break the hold.

Keith came back with an elbow strike and hoisted up O’Reilly on his shoulders.

O’Reilly slips out then applied a triangle choke that he gave up then threw a kick at Keith.

O’Reilly went up top but Keith cut him off and knocked him off the ropes.

Keith caught O’Reilly with a knee to the head then Keith covered him for a two count.

O’Reilly threw a lariat and followed up with a brainbuster for a two count then locks an armbar for the submission win.

Winner By Submission: Kyle O’Reilly (Recommend)

After the match International Champion Roderick Strong ran out and hugs O’Reilly while Matt Taven & Mike Bennett applauded then they puts O’Reilly on their shoulders.

Thunder Rosa & Deonna Purrazzo were interviewed by Lexi Nair about their Dynamite match against Women’s Champion Toni Storm & Mariah May. Nair noted that they’ve never teamed before. Purrazzo spoke about her trust in Rosa then complained about the way Storm beat her at Revolution. Rosa pointed out that she never lost the Women’s Title that Storm holds.

AEW World Tag Team Titles Tournament Qualifying Match
The Infantry (Carlie Bravo & Shawn Dean) vs. House Of Black (Buddy Matthews & Brody King)

The Infantry plays to the camera and were attacked from behind by House Of Black.

Referee Stephon Smith did not reward House Of Black for the pre match attack and instead waited until both teams were in the ring then checks on The Infantry before calling for the bell to start the match.

House Of Black were dominant heading into an break.

After the break King hits Gonzo Bomb on Shawn Dean then a cover but Carlie Bravo broke up the pin. Buddy Matthews knocked Bravo off the apron with a knee strike.

King hoisted up Bravo on his shoulders and dumped him on the table but it didn’t break.

King follows up with a piledriver on the table and the table still didn’t break.

Matthews returned to the ring and hits Dean with Curb Stomp then Matthews covered Dean for a two count then pulls him up. Matthews went to the ropes.

Mark Briscoe ran out and hits Matthews with a chair while the referee was caught up with Hart.

King chased Briscoe into the crowd as Dean draped his arm over Matthews for the win.

Winners: The Infantry (They will face FTR in the Quarter Finals)

A video package aired on the Christian Cage & Adam Copeland feud.

Adam Copeland said the last time he performed in Ottawa, he was unsure whether he would ever perform there again. He thanks the crowd for giving him another memory. Copeland said he didn’t know if he would perform in Toronto again. Copeland said he gets it, but it’s also his hometown.

Copeland sat on a chair in front of the case and spoke about his history with Cage and said he assumed that they would be friends after their careers were over. Copeland said Cage was onboard with him coming to AEW. Copeland said he came to AEW to finish his career with Cage not to take the spotlight away from him.

Copeland said he got a phone call from a man who reminded him of who he was while he was sidelined by the Conchairto. Copeland opened the case and pulled out a board with nails sticking out of it and said he created Spike. Copeland said the call he received from Mrs. Foley’s Baby Boy really worked and made him remember that he’s the Rated R Superstar.

Copeland said he & Spike would change Cage and take away his manhood. Copeland said he would make Cage 2 words that will cause him to never be able to look at his daughter again. Copeland said the 2 words are I Quit. Copeland said 40 years after it all started in their hometown, it would come to an end. Copeland held up the weapons.

Quarter Finals

Young Bucks (Matthew Jackson & Nicholas Jackson) vs. Private Party (Isiah Kassidy & Marq Quen)

Undisputed Kingdom (Mike Bennett & Matt Taven) vs. Best Friends (Orange Cassidy & Trent Beretta) or The Don Callis Family (Powerhouse Hobbs & Kyle Fletcher)*

Ricky Starks & Big Bill vs. Top Flight (Dante Martin & Darius Martin)

FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler) vs. The Infantry (Carlie Bravo & Shawn Dean)

*Best Friends vs. The Don Callis Family is a Qualifying Match winners meet Undisputed Kingdom in the Quarter Finals