Posted on 4/28/124 by Bob Magee

Three straight hours of All Elite action tonight! AEW
COLLISION & RAMPAGE were broadcast live from Daily’s Place
in Jacksonville, FL!

It’s Saturday night and you know what that means! Saturday
night’s alright for fighting!

Tony Schiavone and Nigel McGuinness were the broadcast team
for tonight’s event.

The new AEW World Champion Swerve Strickland kicked off AEW
Collision with his first live interview since AEW Dynasty!

Prince Nana: “Ladies and gentlemen, the man standing in
front of you today is the boss of bosses. He is the anointed
one in professional wrestling. The man standing in front of
you is one hell of a wrestler. And he’s none other than the
AEW World Heavyweight Champion…Swerve Strickland!”

Swerve Strickland: “Man, oh, man, what a week we’ve had here
in AEW. We have a new TBS Champion with Willow Nightingale.
Adam Copeland got misted in the face by the House of Black.
Then we had Bryan Danielson and Will Ospreay tearing the
house down. And then Jack Perry returned to AEW and struck
Tony Khan, our CEO, our founder of AEW, a man that put all
his faith in me. And the EVPs, the AEW World Tag Champions
The Young Bucks stuck him in the middle of the ring with a

“I’ve done some terrible things in AEW, but something about
four elite athletes beating down a non-fighter like Tony
Khan sounds like a b-tch move to me. But the most important
thing happening this week was Swerve Strickland beating
Samoa Joe at Dynasty and becoming your new AEW World
Champion! The best in the world is whoever is holding this
championship right here. Last week it was Samoa Joe but this
week it is Swerve Strickland.

“The night that I won that championship, I went to my oldest
daughter, she looked me in the face and told me she was
proud of me and said she felt like she didn’t know me. All
the missed birthdays, dance recitals, holidays, I can’t make
up for lost time, baby girl. But I can set the example and
blaze the trail as AEW World Champion and make sure this was
all worth it.

“AEW has set people in front of me, and I’ve knocked them
all down. I’m in a giving mood this week. I say we have an
open challenge tonight! We’re entering a new era in AEW.
This is the Dynasty Era. Who’s house!?”

BCC’s Claudio Castagnoli’s music hit, and Claudio walked
onto the ramp. Claudio entered the ring and circled Swerve.

Claudio: “You’re on.”

Swerve: “I guess I’ll be seeing you tonight Claudio in who’s

Claudio: “It’s gonna be mine.”

“I’ve just heard from Tony Khan. It is official. The title
is on the line tonight!” said Tony Schiavone.

Update on Tony Khan’s Medical Condition!

Tony Schiavone gave us a medical update on Tony Khan, saying
that Tony Khan suffered head and neck injuries after the
cowardly attack from the Elite. Tony Khan is not medically
cleared to travel and will be running the show next week
from a remove location.

Nigel said, “If Tony Khan isn’t traveling, what happens if
something goes awry on the road? Who’s going to run things?
I would have to think, ironically as it is, maybe the EVPs.”

Tony Schiavone: “Are you out of your mind? Tony Khan will
run things remotely until he is clear to get back on the
road and hopefully that is very soon.”

Unified World Trios Championship Match!

Bang Bang Gang— “Switchblade” Jay White & The Gunns—Austin &
Colten (c.)
Action Andretti & Top Flight—Dante & Darius Martin!

Jay White dropped Dante with a dragon screw leg whip. Jay
White chopped Dante in the corner and then tagged in Colten.
The Gunns used crisp tandem offense on Dante Martin. The
Bang Bang Gang isolated Dante in the corner and worked him

Darius grabbed a tag and wiped out Austin with a flatliner.
Darius slid out of the ring but was met with a running
lariat from Jay White. Action entered the fray and cleaned
house on the Bang Bang Gang! After a Spanish Fly, Action
covered Austin Gunn for a near fall. Action climbed to the
top turnbuckle, but Jay White knocked him down as the ref
was distracted. Dante jumped off the top, but Jay White
countered with a uranage. The Gunns nailed Darius with the
3:10 to Yuma!

Action scored with a thrust kick and then a shotgun dropkick
to Jay White! Action tried for a handspring back elbow, but
Jay White was waiting for him, blasting Action with the
Bladerunner and scoring the pin!

The House of Black had a dire warning for TNT Champion Adam

The House of Black said they accepted the Cope Open. “May
1st, in Winnipeg, you’ll find out who you’re facing when the
rest of the world finds out,” said Buddy Matthews.

The Return of Rey Fenix!
Rey Fenix (with Alex Abrahantes) vs. The Beast Mortos!

The Beast Mortos grabbed Rey Fenix by the neck and hurled
Rey into the turnbuckles. Mortos powerslammed Rey Fenix.

“For a man his size, the beast can move!” said Tony

The Beast Mortos connected with a twisting tornillo on Rey
Fenix! Mortos charged into Rey Fenix with a running lariat
and then a discus lariat! Mortos grapevined Rey Fenix’s legs
and attacked them, wrenching back. Rey managed to roll to
the ropes, forcing the referee to break the submission hold.

The Beast Mortos tried to tear and rip at Rey Fenix’s mask.
Mortos steamrolled Rey Fenix, ramming Rey to the mat. Rey
rallied back, rocking the Beats Mortos with kicks to the
jaw. Rey springboarded off the ropes but the Beast speared
Rey in the sternum! Somehow Rey Fenix found the strength to
wallop the Beast with a tornillo from the top. The Beast
countered a tombstone piledriver with a lung blower to Rey

“Win, lose, or draw, the Beast Mortos has made a statement
here tonight,” said Nigel.

Rey Fenix served up a series of thrust kicks. Rey Fenix took
flight with a frog splash, but the Beast Mortos kicked out
at the two-count! The Beast grabbed Rey by the throat again,
but this time Rey cradled the Beast Mortos and pinned him!

Up next: La Faccion Ingobernable’s Rush vs. Martin Stone!

Rush German Suplexed Stone and followed up with a running
knee strike! Rush rammed Stone into the steel guardrail.
Rush whipped Stone with the TV camera cables. Stone charged
at Rush, but Rush countered with a suplex into the buckles.
Rush smashed Stone with the Bull’s Horns and pinned Stone!

“No one is kicking out of that,” said Nigel.

Rush continued to attack Martin Stone after the match,
putting an exclamation point at the end of the sentence

“The Professor” Serena Deeb was backstage with a message for
“AEW Women’s World Champion “Timeless” Toni Storm!

“This is now or never for the Professor. After four years of
everyone telling me I should hold the gold, it’s time to
prove it. Toni, this isn’t a movie, sweetie. This is real

AEW Women’s World Champion “Timeless” Toni Storm (with
Mariah May & Luther) vs. Anna Jay!

Anna used a snap mare takeover. Toni Storm hit a Thesz Press
on Anna Jay. Toni Storm charged at Anna Jay with a hip
attack, inadvertently knocking Anna Jay into Mariah May!
Toni checked on Mariah May and as Toni was returning to the
ring, Anna Jay rocked Toni with a guillotine neck breaker.

Anna Jay applied the Queen Slayer in the center of the ring.
Toni Storm managed to get to her feet and then slammed
herself backwards on Anna Jay! Toni Storm cracked Anna Jay
with the hip attack and then pinned Anna Jay after the Storm

“The challenge is out there from ‘The Professor’ Serena Deeb
but the champion wins again,” said Tony Schiavone.

Grizzled Young Veterans—James Drake & Zack Gibson
The Acclaimed—Anthony Bowens & Max Caster (with Daddy Ass)!

The Grizzled Young Vets worked over Caster with their
European wrestling style. Bowens tagged in and nailed Drake
with a neck breaker across Caster’s knees. Gibson grabbed a
blind tag, and the Grizzled Young Vets used their seamless
tandem offense on Bowens.

Drake used Gibson as a launching pad to dropkick Bowens,
knocking Bowens off the ring apron. Gibson slammed Caster to
the mat and taunted Daddy Ass. Bowens managed to tag in and
took on both of the GYV!

Bowens connected with the Scissor Me Timbers on Drake.
Gibson had Caster cornered. Drake drilled Caster with a
running dropkick as Gibson had Caster sandwiched against the
turnbuckles. Gibson backdropped Caster over the top rope and
onto the ramp! Gibson held Bowens in one corner of the ring
while Drake dropkicked Bowens from the opposite corner

“Daddy Ass is beside himself,” said Nigel.

The GYV taunted Billy, but Caster came back out of nowhere
and hit Drake with a clothesline. After a slam from Bowens,
Caster smashed Gibson with the Mic Drop and pinned Gibson
for the three-count!

“Wow! They earned that one,” said Tony Schiavone.

“The Acclaimed escape with a victory tonight, but the GYV
made a statement,” replied Nigel.

Collision Main Event Time! AEW World Championship Match!

Swerve Strickland (c.) (with Prince Nana)
Blackpool Combat Club’s Claudio Castagnoli!

They chain wrestled to start the match. Claudio caught
Swerve midair and countered with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker.
They brawled onto the ramp and up to the stage area. Swerve
clocked Claudio with a clothesline back into the ring.
Swerve followed up with a cross body press.

Swerve staggered Claudio with two reverse neck breakers.
Swerve hit a third neck breaker, this time using the middle
rope to put more pressure on Claudio’s neck. Claudio grabbed
Swerve off the apron and then press slammed him against the
concrete staging.

The champ rallied back with a pump kick to Claudio. Swerve
served up a flying European Uppercut to Claudio. Swerve
planted Claudio with a flatliner for a near fall. Swerve ran
off the stage and crashed onto Claudio with a moonsault!

Swerve landed a 450 splash on Claudio for a near fall!
Claudio stomped Swerve! The champion got right back up and
he and Claudio traded European Uppercuts in the center of
the ring! Claudio had a head of steam and wiped out Swerve
with a lariat.

The fans chanted “Fight forever! Fight forever!”

Swerve showed his incredible strength, hoisted up Claudio
with a vertical suplex and planted him! The champion jumped
from the top rope with the Swerve Stomp. Claudio kicked out
at the two-count! Claudio dodged the House Call kick and
countered with the Giant Swing!

Claudio put Swerve in the sharpshooter! Claudio transitioned
to a cross face in the center of the ring! Claudio used the
hammer and anvil strikes on Swerve. Claudio turned Swerve
inside out with a running lariat for a near fall!

Swerve escaped a Neutralizer attempt and spiked Claudio with
a DDT! Swerve attempted the Swerve Stomp, but Claudio caught
him and countered with a European Uppercut for a near fall!

“Claudio caught the Swerve Stomp,” said Tony Schiavone in

Swerve rocked Claudio with a release German Suplex. Swerve
finally hit the Swerve Stomp! Swerve finished Claudio with
the House Call and pinned Claudio!

“What a way for Swerve Strickland to make his first defense
of the AEW World Title, but boy, he had to earn it,” said

“We’ll find out at Dynamite on Wednesday night who Swerve
will face at Double or Nothing on Sunday, May 26th,” added
Tony Schiavone.

This. Is. Rampage! Rampage kicked off with…

Parking Lot Fight!
Chuck Taylor vs. Trent Beretta!

“Daddy Magic” Matt Menard joined the broadcast booth for
this fight.

Trent whacked Taylor with a trashcan lid. Trent slammed a
garbage can on top of Chuck. Chuck power bombed Trent onto
the hood of a car!

Trent jumped off a truck and dropped an elbow on top of
Chuck, who himself was on the roof of another car! Chuck
suplexed Trent through a door that had been propped up onto
a car. Chuck hit Trent with a garbage can and then a
dustpan! Chuck climbed onto a truck, but Trent grabbed Chuck
and body slammed Chuck onto lighttubes! Chuck rallied back,
power bombing Trent through a car windshield!

They traded forearms on the roof of a car, both men
bloodied. Trent connected with a low blow. Trent stuffed
Chuck with a piledriver on top of a car! Trent applied a
submission choke hold and Trent won via ref stoppage as
Chuck was unconscious!

Trent grabbed a plumber’s wrench! Orange Cassidy and Kris
Statlander walked over to Trent and begged him to stop.
Trent used the plumber’s wrench and battered Chuck’s ankle
with it! Trent retreated while Kris held Orange back.

“Trent is out of his mind,” said Tony Schiavone.

“This goes beyond wrestling at this point,” replied Matt

Don Callis was shown scouting the match on a screen

“La Mera Mera” Thunder Rosa vs. “The Virtuosa” Deonna

Thunder Rosa grounded and pounded Deonna! “The Virtuosa”
tied up Thunder Rosa in the ropes and dropkicked her.
Thunder Rosa knocked Deonna down with a running dropkick of
her own. Deonna scored with a pump kick.

Thunder Rosa mounted a comeback with a double stomp. Thunder
Rosa jumped off the top turnbuckle, but Deonna countered
with a Fujiwara armbar. Thunder Rosa escaped, rolled up
Deonna, and pinned Deonna!

As Thunder Rosa was leaving the ring, Deonna shoved her from
behind. Deonna pushed Thunder Rosa into the steel guardrail.
They brawled on the ledge in front of the fans. Security had
to separate the two wrestlers.

Big Bill vs. Trevor Blackwell!

Big Bill blasted Blackwell with a massive boot to the face!
Big Bill splashed Trevor in the turnbuckles.

FTW Champion Chris Jericho was watching Big Bill’s onslaught
on a monitor backstage.

Big Bill planted Trevor with a sidewalk slam. Big Bill
followed up with a lariat. Big Bill choke slammed Trevor
with one arm and pinned Trevor!

“Chris Jericho has got to be impressed with this,” said Matt

Rampage Main Event Time!

Shane Taylor Promotions’ Shane Taylor & Lee Moriarty
Daniel Garcia & Katsuyori Shibata!

Anthony Ogogo joined the broadcast booth for this match.

Garcia clotheslined Moriarty and followed up with three
consecutive twisting neck breakers. Taylor, on the outside
of the ring, tripped Garcia and spiked him with a DDT on the
arena floor. Taylor tagged in and walloped Garcia with an
overhand chop. Taylor decked Garcia and then splashed him
for a near fall.

Daniel dodged a splash from Taylor, but Lee stopped Garcia
from making the tag. Garcia hit a back drop driver on Lee
Moriarty. Daniel Garcia finally reached Shibata for the hot
tag! Shibata smashed Shane Taylor with a high boot and then
a running pump kick!

Shibata leveled Lee with a forearm. Shibata blistered Shane
with chops in the corner. Garcia rocked Taylor with a
running knee strike. Shibata and Garcia double suplexed
Taylor. Shibata applied a sleeper hold to Moriarty and
Garcia jumped on Taylor’s back, applying a sleeper to
Taylor! Shibata mauled Moriarty with a PK kick and pinned

Special programming note: Catch AEW DYNAMITE and RAMPAGE
back-to-back on TBS next Wednesday live at 8/7ct from the
Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, MB featuring the Return of
Kenny Omega!

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