Backstage News FTR vs. Jay White & Juice Robinson Match From AEW Collision

On Saturday night’s AEW Collision, FTR defended the AEW Tag Team Titles against Jay White and Juice Robinson in one of the best matches you’ll ever see.

The show began with a 2 out of 3 falls match that lasted nearly an hour. Dax submitted Juice with the sharpshooter, allowing FTR to retain the titles. FTR went to shake their hands after the match, but the heels spit on them and walked away.

Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio mentioned some backstage notes on the match, including how they worked most of it on the fly and didn’t have much planned.

“An interesting aspect of this match is that they did not work a lot out before the match. I mean, I’m not saying it’s all called in the ring, but there were things that happened. Juice got there at two [in the afternoon]. The match started at six [at night]. I know that there was a thing of let’s, you know, they started the Collision with the match, six o’clock, whatever it is. Calgary time, I think it was. Whatever it was, they started the match. Well, six was mountain time. They started the match and there was, you know, at the start of the show there was definitely talk. I know that they wanted to get a little bit of time to work it out and start the match later. But I think that because of the nature of it being a two-hour show and you have to do this hour match, they just wanted to start it with it. Really impressive. It would’ve been impressive if they worked the whole match out. It still would’ve been. It was super impressive. But, that was another aspect of the story.”

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