ALL ELITE WRESTLING COLLISION/RAMPAGE: May 11 report


Posted on 5/12/124 by Bob Magee



CONTAINS SPOILERS


Three straight hours of All Elite action tonight! AEW
COLLISION & RAMPAGE were broadcast live from Rogers Arena in
Vancouver, BC!


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.


Blackpool Combat Club’s Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli

vs.

Top Flight—Dante & Darius Martin (with Action Andretti)!


Fans chanted “A-E-W! A-E-W!” as the match began!


Darius took down Danielson with an arm drag. Darius hit a
shoulder tackle and then a back slide for a near fall on the
“American Dragon.” Dante tagged in and he put Danielson in a
wrist lock. Danielson managed to reach his corner and
Claudio tagged in, blasting Dante with a European Uppercut.


Top Flight used crisp tandem offense on Claudio. Danielson
tagged in and put Darius in the Romero Special. Claudio
tagged in and charged at Darius with a running European
Uppercut as Danielson had Darius tied up.


The fans chanted “This is awesome! This is awesome!”


Darius and Danielson traded chops. Danielson unleashed a
flurry of kicks to Darius, but Darius used the top
turnbuckle pad to connect with a Pele kick. Dante and
Claudio tagged in for their respective teams. Dante caught
Claudio with a flying cross body press. Dante hit Danielson
with a tope suicida. Dante climbed to the top and nailed
Claudio with a five star frog splash for a two-count!


Out of nowhere Claudio grabbed Dante and hurled him around
the ring with the Giant Swing! Claudio locked Dante in the
sharpshooter. Darius jumped in to break up the hold and
planted Claudio with a flatliner. Darius followed up with a
tope suicida to Danielson.


Dante hit a springboard moonsault on Claudio, but Claudio
kicked out at the two-count. Top Flight tried their combo
offense on Claudio but Claudio dodged it and Danielson
drilled Dante with a running knee strike. Claudio clocked
Darius with a running European Uppercut and scored the pin
for the Blackpool Combat Club!


Bryan Danielson: “Let’s give a round of applause for Top
Flight. These men, this is what AEW is all about! Shortly
after the match started, I heard a chant from the crowd that
warmed my heart, and it was only three letters: ‘A-E-W!’


“The first Anarchy in the Arena almost ended my career. But
the reason why I’m willing to come and fight in this Anarchy
in the Arena at Double Or Nothing is because I love A-E-W!
The Young Bucks and the Elite are part of the formation of
AEW. But they don’t represent what AEW is anymore. Tony Khan
has been at every single AEW show since its inception. Every
Dynamite. Every Collision. Every Rampage. Every Ring of
Honor show. The Bucks want to run this company? They’re not
even here!


“You want to know why I’m willing to fight in a match that
almost ended my career. It’s because of one reason: I love
AEW. I love what AEW represents. I love what AEW gives to
the fans. And I will do anything, and I mean anything, to
protect it.”


Shane Taylor Promotions’ Lee Moriarty (with Shane Taylor)

vs.

“The Aerial Assassin” Will Ospreay!


AEW International Champion Roderick Strong was on commentary
for this match. Strong was joined by ROH World Tag Team
Champions Matt Taven and Mike Bennett.


Moriarty and Ospreay chain wrestled at the start of the
match, feeling one another out. Ospreay took down Moriarty
with a hurracanrana and followed up with a big cross body
press over the top rope and onto Moriarty on the arena
floor.


Moriarty charged at Will, but Will countered with a big back
body drop and then a front pump kick. Will walloped Moriarty
with a flying forearm. Will thought about using the Tiger
Driver 91 and then decided against it. His hesitation cost
him as Lee hoisted up Will and planted him for a near fall.


Lee smacked Will with a lariat in the corner. Will rallied
back with a torture rack into a powerbomb for a near fall on
Moriarty! Shane Taylor jumped on the apron, but Will leveled
him with a thrust kick. Ospreay went for the Os-Cutter, but
Lee countered with a Border City Stretch! Will transitioned
and cradled Lee for a two-count. Will cracked Lee with a
back elbow. Will smashed Lee with the Storm Breaker and
pinned Lee!


International Champion Roderick Strong taunted Will from the
ring apron. As Will had his focus on Strong, Shane Taylor
blindsided Will Ospreay! Taylor struck Will with a KO shot!


Trios Match!

“The Machine” Brian Cage & The Gates of Agony—Bishop Kaun &
Toa Liona

vs.

Evan Rivers & The Voros Twins!


Cage manhandled Evan Rivers. Gates of Agony went after the
Voros Twins, picking them apart one by one.


“This is an absolute mugging,” said Nigel.


The Gates of Agony picked up Evan Rivers and tossed him into
the waiting arms of Brian Cage, who proceeded to powerbomb
Rivers for the pinfall victory!


After the match Tony Schiavone entered the ring to interview
Brian Cage and the Gates of Agony. Schiavone asked why they
attacked Swerve Strickland on Dynamite last Wednesday.


Cage: “It’s not Swerve’s house anymore! Swerve, you’re
selfish. You and Nana both. All the two of you did was take
and take and take. You left us high and dry until you needed
us once again. That’s not the kind of leadership and
guidance we were looking for. The kind of leadership and
guidance we were looking for is that of our elite EVPs,
Matthew and Nicholas Jackson.”


AEW World Champion Swerve Strickland’s music began to play!
Cage walked out of the ring and up the ramp, waiting for
Swerve to appear. Swerve snuck up through the crowd,
carrying a steel chain! Swerve yanked Bishop out of the ring
with the chain! Toa charged at Swerve but Swerve low bridged
him, and Toa’s momentum sent him crashing to the arena
floor.


Cage sprinted back into the ring but got caught by a German
Suplex by Swerve. Strickland hit the House Call kick on
Cage, taking matters into his own hands. Swerve double
stomped Toa, and then the AEW World Champ served up a double
stomp to Bishop Kaun! Swerve wrapped the chain around Bishop
Kaun, tying him up against the ring post. As Swerve was
dealing with Bishop, Toa charged and shoulder blocked
Swerve! Toa charged at Swerve again, but this time Swerve
rocked Toa with a cinder block! Swerve grabbed Toa by the
hair, stood on Toa’s head on the top ring step, and smacked
him with a steel chair!


Cage glared at Swerve as Cage backpaddled up the ramp.


After a commercial break, Swerve Strickland was backstage
with strong words for the Mogul Embassy!


“Brian Cage, this Wednesday on Dynamite in my home state of
Washington, you face off with the AEW World Champion. So,
people, you know how it goes. Welcome to whose house?”


Daniel Garcia vs. KM!


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


Garcia cracked KM with forearms. KM fired back with a short
arm lariat. Garcia rallied by stomping KM in the corner.
Garcia applied the dragon sleeper and KM tapped out!


“Dynamite Kid” Tommy Billington

vs.

FTR’s Dax Harwood (with Cash Wheeler)!


Tony Schiavone said there was breaking news from Tony Khan.
This Wednesday on Dynamite it’ll be AEW World Champion
Swerve Strickland against “The Machine” Brian Cage in an AEW
World Championship Eliminator Match!


Dax used a side headlock to take down Dynamite Kid.
Billington stunned Dax with two headbutts. Billington
brought down Dax with a running shoulder tackle. Dax sent
Dynamite Kid down with a back elbow.


Dax used a snap suplex. Billington fired back with a shotgun
dropkick. Billington charged at Dax and both men crashed to
the arena floor after a running cross body press from
Billington. Dynamite Kid jumped off the top turnbuckle to
the outside and wiped out Dax.


The fans began to chant “Dynamite! Dynamite! Dynamite!”


“Dynamite Kid” Tommy Billington connected with a shotgun
dropkick to Dax. Billington followed up with a big elbow
from the top rope for a near fall on Dax! Harwood hoisted
Billington onto the top turnbuckle. Billington fought back
with repeated headbutts to Dax, finally chopping Dax off the
turnbuckle and back to the mat. Dax climbed back up and
superplexed Billington.


The fans chanted “This is awesome! This is awesome!”


“I would say the AEW debut of ‘Dynamite Kid’ Tom Billington
has been a good one thus far,” said Schiavone.


Dax caught Billington with two German Suplexes. Billington
did a standing switch and dished out a German Suplex of his
own! Billington suplexed Dax a second time. Dax escaped and
dragon suplexed Dynamite!


“Nasty landing for this young man,” said Nigel.


Billington escaped a piledriver attempt from Dax and rolled
Dax up with an inside cradle for a near fall. Billington
jump on Dax’s shoulders but Dax countered with a slingshot
powerbomb for the pin!


“Take a look around. A standing ovation for ‘Dynamite Kid’
Tommy Billington,” said Nigel.


Tony Schiavone had more breaking news and said Don Callis
was looking for revenge against Jon Moxley for what happened
against Powerhouse Hobbs.


Callis is bringing in Jeff Cobb to team with Kyle Fletcher
to take on Jon Moxley and Bryan Danielson this Wednesday on
Dynamite!


Footage played from after last Wednesday’s Dynamite of the
Elite backstage.


AEW Continental Champion Kazuchika Okada challenged Dax
Harwood to a match and stormed off.


Christopher Daniels was walking by when Matthew Jackson
stopped him and started screaming at him. Daniels yelled
back and said he wasn’t some lackey.


Daniels: “I’ve been here since day one. I earned this job!
And I put my own career off to the side to make this company
as good as it can be. And I was your friend when being your
friend was the hardest job on the planet. So, if you ever
talk to me like that again, I’ll beat your ass, Matt!”


We heard from Christopher Daniels tonight!


Daniels: “I’ll never enjoy my success so much that I forget
the sacrifices it took to get there. But Matt and Nick, you
seem to have forgotten where you’ve come from. But I haven’t
forgotten. Now that AEW is five years old, we’re set to reap
the benefits, but you want to make this about yourselves
rather than the company and I’m not going to let that
happen.


“This past week on Dynamite you tried to start a riot in the
ring, and I went to do my job to keep the peace and you
talked down to me like I’m some servant. Well Matt and Nick,
you found out I’m not going to stand for that.


“But now your feelings are hurt because as some form of
punishment I have to get a partner and meet you in the ring
this Wednesday night. Okay, well as far as a partner goes, I
pick Matt Sydal, the original highflying innovator. Because
we’ve held championships before, and we know what it means
to be successful. Your title as EVP won’t matter when the
bell rings. And as far as punishment, yeah, someone’s going
to get punished, just not who you think.”


Dax Harwood said he was ready for AEW Continental Champion
Kazuchika Okada’s challenge to a match this Wednesday on
Dynamite!


Dax: “I promise you on Wednesday night you ain’t never faced
anybody like me!”


Thunder Rosa vs. Robyn Renegade!


Thunder Rosa took down Robyn with arm whips and followed up
with a dropkick. Thunder Rosa cracked Robyn with chops to
the chest. Robyn served up double handed chops of her own.
Thunder Rosa kicked Robyn in the face. Outside the ring,
Robyn pump kicked Thunder Rosa, knocking Thunder Rosa
against the guardrail.


Back in the ring, Robyn double stomped Thunder Rosa as
Thunder Rosa was draped across the middle rope. Thunder Rosa
retaliated with a running lariat and then a lung blower.
Thuner Rosa charged at Robyn and basement dropkicked Robyn.


Robyn tried to regain momentum with a moonsault, but Thunder
Rosa dodged it. Thunder Rosa double stomped Robyn right on
the spine. Thunder Rosa applied a cobra clutch and forced
Robyn to tap out!


HOOK was on the street with harsh words for FTW Champion
“The Learning Tree” Chris Jericho!


HOOK: “Jericho, you don’t know who or what I can be, but I
can’t wait to show you.”


Collision Main Event Time! Cope Open for the TNT Title!

“The Rated R Superstar” Adam Copeland (c.)

vs.

Kyle O’Reilly!


Kyle used a side headlock takeover on Copeland. Kyle
battered Copeland with knee strikes. Copeland came back with
a gut buster on Kyle. Copeland followed up with a hammer
throw on Kyle into the top turnbuckle pad. Copeland charged
at Kyle with a cross chop to the throat, knocking Kyle to
the arena floor.


Copeland tried for an elbow drop but O’Reilly countered,
catching Copeland with an arm bar. Copeland escaped and
applied a cross face submission. Kyle swung his hips and
managed to reach the ropes with his foot, getting the rope
break.


Kyle rocked Copeland with knee strikes and then a leg sweep.
Kyle connected with a running forearm shot. Kyle hit a belly
to back suplex and then transitioned right into a leg lock.
Copeland barely reached the ropes, forcing the ref to break
the hold.


Kyle wrenched on Copeland’s arm, planting him shoulder first
on the apron. Kyle dropped a knee from the top turnbuckle.
Kyle applied a Fujiwara arm bar. Copeland escaped and
planted Kyle on the mat!


The fans chanted “This is awesome! This is awesome!”


Kyle dodged a spear from Copeland and then rolled Copeland
up for a two-count! Copeland grabbed a rear naked choke, but
Kyle escaped and locked on an arm bar. Copeland fought his
way out of it. Kyle drilled Copeland off the top rope
shoulder first onto the mat! Copeland hit Kyle with a liver
shot and Kyle collapsed to the mat. Copeland speared Kyle
but Kyle countered with the body scissors!


“They’re standing everywhere!” said Tony Schiavone.


Copeland powered himself off the mat and spiked Kyle with
the Impaler DDT! Copeland speared Kyle and finally scored
the pin in a hard fought match!


After the match, Copeland helped Kyle to his feet and the
two men embraced. Kyle tried to walk away but Copeland
wouldn’t let go of Kyle’s hand. Copeland looked confused by
his own actions, and then wiped a little blood from his
mouth.


“Copeland wouldn’t let go. Something’s not right with Adam
Copeland,” said Nigel.


This. Is. Rampage!


AEW Rampage began with…


Lexy Nair interviewing Claudio Castagnoli backstage,
wondering why he left Bryan Danielson alone in the ring
after their victory.


Claudio: “Anarchy in the Arena. I was watching last
Wednesday and Bryan came out and wanted to fight and
represent AEW. I understand that. I understand wanting to
beat the crap out of the Elite. But him and Eddie Kingston
at Anarchy in the Arena again? Last time they were in
Anarchy in the Arena together, it was almost the end of
Bryan’s career.


“I know Eddie is walking around saying he’s a changed man.
But Eddie can go back to his old self in a second. I know
him better than anyone else. I know this is Bryan’s last
year and he’s calling the shots, he’s doing all the matches
he wants to do. And I support that. But that one, I want my
friend to retire healthy and I don’t want anything to do
with Anarchy in the Arena and Danielson and Moxley. I don’t
want anything to do with it. I don’t want Danielson to get
hurt.”


Trent Beretta vs. Dalton Castle!


“Daddy Magic” Matt Menard joined commentary again for
Rampage.


Castle threw Trent to the mat with a gut wrench. Dalton
cracked Trent with a running knee strike, knocking Trent off
the apron to the floor. Trent spiked Dalton with a draping
DDT on the apron. Trent and Dalton collided into one another
with lariats, both falling to the mat from the impact of the
double clotheslines.


Dalton Castle slammed Trent to the mat with a gut wrench
suplex. Trent fired back with a piledriver for a near fall.


“What a match, guys!” said Daddy Magic.


Dalton countered a DDT with a German Suplex. Trent gouged
Dalton in the eyes. Trent applied a triangle choke and
forced Dalton to tap out! Trent had wrist tape on with the
words “Chuck” written on it with black marker.


“The Bounty Hunter” Bryan Keith vs. JD Drake!


Keith chopped at Drake, but Drake fired back with a clubbing
blow. Keith connected with a flying shoulder and then body
slammed Drake. Keith finished off Drake with an over-the-top
stunner to Drake for the pin!


TNT Champion Adam Copeland was backstage behind a barbed
wire fence!


Copeland: “Malakai Black, I’ve already taken out Buddy
Matthews and Brody King, so now it’s your turn. You want
evil? You want my darkest side? It’s starting to come out
and I don’t think you want it. But I think I do. So, I have
a challenge for you. At Double Or Nothing, Las Vegas,
Malakai Black against Copeland in a barbed wire steel cage
match for the TNT Championship! If you’re man enough, I want
to see you this Wednesday on Dynamite to accept my
challenge!”


“The Virtuosa” Deonna Purrazzo vs. Lady Frost!


Purrazzo swept out Lady Frost’s leg on the apron. Deonna
pump kicked Lady Frost in the face. Lady Frost fired back
with a clothesline and a question mark kick, mounting quite
the comeback. Frost flipped into the corner with a
cannonball splash. Deonna caught Lady Frost with a knee
strike and then a Russian Leg Sweep.


Lady Frost rallied back with a tornillo. Lady Frost climbed
back up the turnbuckles, but Deonna tied her up in the tree
of woe. Deonna charged at Lady Frost with a running shoulder
to the midsection and pinned Lady Frost.


“Talk about creative offense, I haven’t seen that before,”
said Nigel.


“Neither have I but it won it for Deonna Purrazzo,” replied
Tony Schiavone.


Thunder Rosa ran to the ring wielding a steel chair! Deonna
retreated through the fans while AEW security held Thunder
Rosa back!


A new music video aired hyping the Acclaimed, accompanied by
a new rap from Max Caster!


Up next: a vignette aired advertising the return of Scorpio
Sky. “The sky’s the limit!” said Scorpio Sky.


Rampage Main Event Time: “The Bastard” Pac vs. Johnny TV
(with Taya Valkyrie)!


Pac smoked TV with a shotgun dropkick. Pac followed up with
a moonsault to Johnny TV on the arena floor. Pac landed on
his feet! Taya distracted Pac long enough for Johnny to rake
Pac in the eyes.


Johnny splashed Pac with a standing moonsault. Johnny kissed
Taya and when Johnny returned to the ring, Pac smashed
Johnny with a running ax handle and then a flying forearm.
Taya distracted Pac long enough for Johnny to blindside Pac
with a tope con hiro and then a swinging neck breaker.


Pac rolled out of the way of the Starship Pain from Johnny
TV. Pac climbed to the top turnbuckle, but Taya jumped back
on the apron. Taya tried to slap Pac in the face, but Pac
blocked it. Johnny charged at Pac, Pac moved out of the way,
and Johnny inadvertently collided with Taya! Pac applied the
Brutalizer and Johnny TV tapped out!


Unified World Trios Champions The Bang Bang Gang appeared on
the big screen above the stage and taunted Pac from
backstage!


“Switchblade” Jay White: “If you stick your nose in Bang
Bang business again, we will permanently put you on the
shelf. So next time make a better decision.”


Catch AEW DYNAMITE on TBS next Wednesday live at 8/7ct from
the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, WA!


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