AEW Collision Review – May 11, 2024

AEW Collision Review – May 11, 2024

Tag Team Match
Blackpool Combat Club (Claudio Castagnoli & Bryan Danielson) vs. Top Flight (Dante Martin & Darius Martin)

Match starts off with some back & forth action between Bryan Danielson & Darius Martin.

Dante Martin tags in and took over for a bit before Danielson tags in Claudio Castagnoli.

Blackpool Combat Club took over on offense against Darius Martin before Darius & Castagnoli exchanged blows.

Castagnoli threw Darius to the floor as the show went to picture in picture break.

After the break Darius exchanged chops with Danielson before Danielson hits series of kicks in the corner. Dante & Castagnoli tag in as Dante hit a series of forearms.

Dante hits a crossbody for a near fall before diving onto Danielson on the floor.

Dante hits a frog splash on Castagnoli for a two count.

Castagnoli immediately grabs Dante in the giant swing and turned it into the sharpshooter.

Dante broke up the hold with a flatliner on Castagnoli.

Both teams battled in the ring then Dante hits Noise Dive on Castagnoli for a near fall.

Dante missed a double stomp to Castagnoli and ran right into the Busaiku Knee from Danielson. Danielson & Dante exchanged chops.

Danielson got the better of the exchange and Castagnoli charged with a running European uppercut for the win.

Winners: Blackpool Combat Club

After the match Danielson took the mic and acknowledged the crowd asking them to give a round of applause to Top Flight. He said that this was what AEW was all about. He added that after the match started, he heard the AEW the chant that warmed his heart. He led the crowd in an AEW chant. He then said the 1st Anarchy In The Arena match almost ended his career but he will participate in the match at Double Or Nothing because he loves AEW.

Castagnoli was shown walking from the ring. Danielson said that The Elite are a part of the formation of AEW but they don’t represent what AEW is anymore. He mentioned that Tony Khan has been to every AEW show since the company’s inception. He added that they’re in Vancouver with 7,000 people and the Young Bucks aren’t even there. He reiterated that he will participate in a match that almost ended his career because he loves AEW and will do anything to protect it.

A video recaps Gates Of Agony & Brian Cage turning on AEW World Champion Swerve Strickland this past Wednesday on Dynamite.

Will Ospreay vs. Lee Moriarty

Lee Moriarty works on the arm early which Will Ospreay countered.

They exchanged moves as Ospreay sent Moriarty to the floor.

Ospreay hits a crossbody on Moriarty on the floor as the show went to a picture in picture break.

After the break Moriarty had control before Ospreay responded with a spinning kick off the ropes.

Ospreay fired up and hits a series of moves including a back drop and a front pump kick in the corner. He followed up with a top rope forearm for a near fall.

Ospreay teased the Tiger Driver 91 but stops and hits a series of kicks.

This allowed Moriarty to regain the advantage.

Ospreay converted a torture rack into a spinning powerbomb for a near fall.

Ospreay superkicks Shane Taylor off the apron.

Ospreay missed OsCutter and Moriarty locks in the Border City Stretch before Ospreay rolls Moriarty up for a near fall.

Ospreay hits a flying back elbow and teased the Tiger Driver 91 but hits Storm Breaker instead for the win.

Winner: Will Ospreay

After the match Undisputed Kingdom’s International Champion Roderick Strong, Mike Bennett & Matt Taven distracted Ospreay allowing Taylor to attack him from behind. Undisputed Kingdom stood over Ospreay to end the segment.

A video recaps Mercedes Mone throwing out the 1st pitch at the Boston Red Sox game earlier today.

Trios Match
Gates Of Agony (Bishop Kaun & Toa Liona) & Brian Cage vs. The Voro Twins (Patrick & Chris) & Evan Rivers

Gates Of Agony tossed Evan Rivers to Brian Cage for a powerbomb to get the win.

Winners: Gates Of Agony & Brian Cage 

After the match Tony Schiavone asked Brian Cage why they attacked Swerve Strickland. Cage said it’s not Swerve’s house anymore. He called Strickland & Prince Nana selfish. He added that they constantly took from them and left them high and dry until they needed them. He added that they sought leadership and received it from AEW World Tag Team Champions Young Bucks.

Swerve Strickland’s music played. Cage faced the aisle but Strickland ran in from the crowd and attacked Gates Of Agony before going after Cage. Strickland tied Kaun to the post with a chain. Liona knocks Strickland down and charged at him but was met with a cinder block to the stomach. Strickland then placed Liona’s head on the steps and hit him a protected chair shot to the head. Cage looks on from the aisle.

After the break Swerve Strickland cut a backstage promo. He said that he tried to be a company man but people around him are starting to think he’s gone soft. He said he’s been taken advantage of by Christian Cage, the EVPs and his own people. He said he brought the Mogul Embassy into the world and had to take them out. He challenged Brian Cage to a match on Dynamite.

Daniel Garcia vs. KM

KM getting power moves in early only to have Garcia stage the comeback.

Garica locks KM in a Dragon Sleeper for the submission win.

Winner By Submission: Daniel Garcia 

We get a video recaps the show closing brawl from Dynamite featuring The Elite, FTR, Bryan Danielson & Eddie Kingston.

Dax Harwood vs. Tommy Billington

Dax Harwood & Tommy Billington do some chain wrestling to start this match.

After a series of attempted shoulder blocks then Billington sends Harwood out of the ring.

Harwood hit a back elbow to gain the advantage.

Billington responded with a dropkick and a crossbody over the top rope as we go to a break

After the break Billington dove onto Harwood from the top rope to the floor followed by a flying dropkick in the ring.

He then hits a clothesline and snap suplex followed by a flying elbow drop for a near fall.

Harwood hit a top rope superplex for a near fall then they exchanged German and dragon suplexes.

Billington got in some hope spots with several roll up attempts before Harwood hits a slingshot powerbomb for the win.

Winner: Dax Harwood

After the match FTR & Billington fist bump.

The Elite cut a promo after Dynamite this past Wednesday. Continental Champion Kazuchika Okada challenged Dax Harwood to a match on Dynamite. Jack Perry said that last year at Double Or Nothing he was miserable but this year, despite a bruised eye from Kenny Omega and having his hair ripped out, he’s the happiest he’s ever been. He said he’s the keystone of this shit and walked off. Matthew Jackson started to speak but ran into Christopher Daniels. He scolded him for not intervening during the brawl and said that he gave him the job as head of talent relations. Daniels snapped and said he earned his job and was a friend to Matthew when being his friend was the hardest thing to do. He warned Matthew to never talk to him as a lackey again before shoving him and leaving.

Christopher Daniels was backstage. He said he’s been there from the beginning and that 5 years later Young Bucks want to make AEW all about them. He said he won’t be talked down to and was informed that as a form of punishment, he will need to select a partner to face Young Bucks on Dynamite. He selected Matt Sydal and told Young Bucks someone will be punished but not who you think.

After the break FTR was backstage. Dax Harwood did most of the talking and said that after having a great match with Tommy Billington he has to step in the ring on Wednesday with one of the greatest wrestlers of all time in Kazuchika Okada. He said this isn’t some New Japan, young boy crap. He said it’s AEW where the best wrestle.

Thunder Rosa vs. Robyn Renegade

Thunder Rosa held the early advantage and dove onto Robyn Renegade on the floor.

Renegade hits a front pump kick as the show went to a picture in picture break

After the break Renegade held the advantage but Rosa mounted the hot comeback.

Renegade miss a moonsault and Rosa land a double stomp to the back followed by a cobra clutch submission for the win.

Winner By Submission: Thunder Rosa

After the match Rosa spoke into the camera and said she brings the best out of the women’s division. She told Deonna Purrazzo to bring the Jersey girl because she’s fearless.

Lexy Nair was backstage with Tyra Valkyrie & Johnny TV. They talked about watching the Vancouver Canucks game and realizing the whole town was a bunch of losers. Johnny TV challenged PAC for Rampage later tonight and said he was going to do something that no one else in the town could…win. Valkyrie & TV made out as we go to a break.

After the break Hook cut a promo sitting outside on some steps. He said that he was pissed off by what Chris Jericho did to him but wasn’t surprised as he knew who he was all along. He said that Jericho told him that he knew who he could be. Hook added that Jericho had no clue who he could be but couldn’t wait to show him.

TNT Title Match
Adam Copeland (c) vs. Kyle O’Reilly

Adam Copeland knocks Kyle O’Reilly to the floor as we go to a break.

After the break Copeland blocked a superplex attempt but missed a flying elbow as O’Reilly locked in the armbar.

Copeland escaped and locked in crossface but O’Reilly got to the ropes.

O’Reilly mounted the hot comeback and locked in a leg bar but Copeland got to the ropes.

Both men exchanged near falls with O’Reilly attempting several submissions and Copeland escaping each time.

O’Reilly was favoring the liver area which Copeland took advantage of with a punch to the midsection before Copeland hits the spear for the win.

Winner & Still TNT Champion: Adam Copeland (STILL CHAMPION!!!)

After the match they shook hands but Copeland wouldn’t let O’Reilly’s arm go. O’Reilly jerked it away and Copeland seemed surprised by his own actions as he walked off.