ALL ELITE WRESTLING COLLISION/TNT: June 1 report


Posted on 6/02/124 by Bob Magee



CONTAINS SPOILERS


AEW COLLISION was broadcast from the Acrisure Arena in Palm
Springs, CA!


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.

Tony Schiavone was in the ring to interview FTR—Dax Harwood
and Cash Wheeler—to kick off tonight’s show!

Cash: “Everybody here, thank you from the bottom of our
hearts. It’s a little embarrassing to stand out here after
Sunday, knowing we lost and didn’t get the job done. At the
end of the day, we knew we weren’t 100 percent, we knew what
we were facing. We limped in Sunday, we crawled out. I said
The Elite would have to kill us because we’d die for AEW. I
don’t know if The Elite noticed that we’re not dead yet.”

Dax: “I didn’t even want to come out here tonight because I
let my team down. I had to ask myself, is it even worth it
anymore? Then I slapped myself in the face and said you’re
damn right it’s worth it. If I have to breathe my last
breath to fight for every man and woman back there who get a
paycheck from this company, then that’s what I’ll do.

“One day Bryan Danielson will be back. Darby will be back.
FTR will be back. And it will be the summer of AEW, and we
will get you back Elite. Top Guys, out!”

Footage played of “The Scapegoat” Jack Perry backstage from
after Double Or Nothing!

Perry: “I just got set on fire in the name of saving AEW.
But when are people going to realize that nobody believes in
the spirit of AEW more than me. Even after this company
turned its back on me and left me for dead. But I continue
to fight and sacrifice. You can hate me, or you can come
with me, but I’m going to continue to shape the future
through blood, sweat, and fire.”

Undisputed Kingdom’s Roderick Strong (with ROH World Tag
Team Champions Matt Taven & Mike Bennett)
vs.
Lio Rush!

Roddy chopped and stomped at Lio, swarming Lio in the
corner. Roddy blasted Lio with another chop and then a
suplex, looking to make a statement after his title loss to
Will Ospreay at Double or Nothing.

“We are seeing Roderick Strong at his vicious best right
now,” said Tony Schiavone.

Outside the ring Matt Taven taunted Lio, putting Lio’s
entrance jacket on. Lio rocketed outside the ring with two
tope suicidas to Roderick Strong. Roddy rallied back with a
back breaker, yanking Lio off the turnbuckles. Roddy
followed up with an Olympic Slam for a near fall.

Lio stunned Roderick with a kick to the head. Lio spiked
Roderick with a DDT for a near fall. Lio Rush climbed to the
top turnbuckle. Taven and Bennett tried to interfere, but
Lio wiped them out with a moonsault from the apron. Lio
drilled Roddy with a stunner for a two-count. Lio climbed
back up top and went for the frog splash, but Roddy raised
his knees to counter it. Roderick rocked Rush with the End
of Heartache and pinned Rush.

“Great win for Roderick Strong in his efforts to regain gold
in All Elite Wrestling,” said Tony Schiavone.

Lexy Nair was backstage trying to get an interview with
Roderick Strong and the Kingdom!

Strong barged through to the production area where Tony Khan
was producing the show with Christopher Daniels!

Strong: “Tony, I was supposed to be the last man in the
Forbidden Door Gauntlet. I was supposed to be at Forbidden
Door as the number one contender. C’mon, Tony, you’re
someone just like me. You overcame your neck issues. Your
neck strong just like me! Ospreay got lucky at Double Or
Nothing. I should be the number one contender. So, I want
Swerve on Wednesday. Give me Swerve and I will beat Ospreay
at Double Or Nothing as World Champion!”

Tony Khan: “I think that’s a great idea. This Wednesday at
Dynamite, Swerve versus Roderick Strong for the AEW World
Championship! The winner will wrestle Will Ospreay at
Forbidden Door!”

Daniel Garcia & “The Wrestler” Katsuyori Shibata
vs.
The Workhorsemen—Anthony Henry & JD Drake!

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

Henry walloped Shibata with stinging kicks. Shibata fired
back with a penalty kick! Garcia tagged in but the
Workhorsemen isolated Garcia in their corner. Drake chopped
Garcia. Daniel Garcia ducked a second chop and fired back
with a flurry of strikes.

Henry nailed Shibata with a shining wizard knee strike.
Henry tagged in but Shibata tripped up Henry. Garcia rocked
Henry with a pair of swinging neck breakers. Henry backed
Garcia into the corner, and it was divide and conquer as JD
Drake and Henry swarmed Garcia with strikes.

Garcia grabbed Drake and drilled him with a side suplex.
Shibata tagged in and pump kicked Anthony Henry. Shibata
took on both men with pump kicks. Shibata nailed Henry with
a running dropkick. Shibata lit up Henry’s chest with chops
and then Garcia charged at Henry with a double knee strike.
Garcia power bombed Henry and went for the cover, but JD
Drake ran in to break up the pin attempt.

Drake suplexed Garcia and then Henry squashed Garcia with a
double foot stomp. Drake went off the top with a moonsault
onto Garcia, but Shibata broke up the pin. Shibata plastered
Drake with a PK and then Garcia covered Drake for the pin
fall victory!

Stokely Hathaway and Kris Statlander were backstage!

Stokely: “Wow, what a week. We’ve read your letters and
listened to your calls. Willow, we owe you an apology and we
got you a little gift.”

Statlander: “Yeah, we got you something you could relate
to.”

Kris Statlander had a small garbage can in her hands and she
and Stokely picked through it.

Stokely: “This looks like garbage. Oh, I get it! It’s
because Willow Nightingale, you are a piece of garbage. But
you know what? Stat, tell them about next week.”

Statlander: “I’ve got a better idea. How about I warn them
about next week? Because I am going to decimate anyone who
gets in my way.”

Stokely: “And take out the trash!”

Thunder Rosa vs. “The Golden Queen” Reina Dorada!

Thunder Rosa and Reina Dorada began the match grappling on
the mat. Thunder Rosa used a springboard arm drag and then a
dropkick to take down Dorado. Thunder Rosa smashed Dorada
with a double stomp. Thunder Rosa applied a Venus De Milo
move right out of Deonna Purrazzo’s playbook.

Dorado waffled Thunder Rosa with a forearm. Thunder Rosa
cracked Reina back with a forearm of her own and then a
Tijuana Bomb, but Dorada kicked out! Thunder Rosa applied a
submission and Reina Dorada tapped out!


Trios Match!

Cage of Agony— “The Machine” Brian Cage, Bishop Kaun & Toa
Liona
vs.
KM, Danny Rose & Ricky Gee!

Cage planted KM with one hand! Cage followed up with a
German Suplex. Cage deadlifted KM with a suplex from outside
the ring back into the ring. Danny Rose jumped off the
turnbuckles, but Cage caught him and chucked him overhead.

“This has been a demolition,” said Nigel.

Cage of Agony grabbed Danny Rose by the limbs, threw him
into the air, and then Bishop Kaun scored the pin.

Blackpool Combat Club’s Claudio Castagnoli vs. Johnny TV
(with Taya Valkyrie)!

Johnny TV tried for a low blow, but Claudio caught Johnny
and nailed Johnny with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Johnny TV
used a leg trip on Claudio and followed up with a kick to
the back of Claudio’s head. Claudio countered a neck breaker
with a back slide for a near fall. Claudio double stomped on
the chest of Johnny TV, but Johnny kicked out at the two-
count.

Claudio hoisted up Johnny TV for a delayed vertical suplex
and after close to a minute in the air, Claudio planted
Johnny TV. Claudio signaled for the Giant Swing, but Taya
grabbed Johnny’s arms. The ref was distracted by Taya as he
tried to eject her from the ring. While the ref was dealing
with Taya, Johnny cracked Claudio with a low blow.

Nigel suggested that Claudio may be mad at Bryan Danielson
for wanting to tag with Eddie Kingston at Anarchy In The
Arena before Eddie was replaced by Darby due to injury. Tony
Schiavone admonished Nigel for trying to stir up trouble.

Claudio clobbered Johnny with European Uppercuts and then
went for the Giant Swing but Johnny countered with a rollup
for a near fall. Johnny TV used a swinging neck breaker on
Claudio. From outside the ring, Taya slapped Claudio, but it
woke up the big guy. As Claudio approached Taya, Johnny TV
flipped onto Claudio with a tornillo! Johnny TV tried for
the Starship Pain, but Claudio knocked Johnny TV off his
perch. Claudio smashed Johnny with an avalanche flatliner
from the top turnbuckle.

Claudio applied the sharpshooter and once again Taya grabbed
Johnny TV’s arms. Johnny TV tried for a low blow a second
time as Taya was distracting the ref, but Claudio was ready.
Claudio manhandled Johnny TV with the Giant TV. Claudio
drilled Johnny TV with a running lariat and pinned Johnny
TV!

Shane Taylor Promotions’ Lee Moriarty & Shane Taylor (with
Anthony Ogogo)
vs.
West Coast Wrecking Crew—Jorel Nelson & Royce Isaacs!

Moriarty and Isaacs began for their respective teams.
Moriarty dropkicked Royce but Royce rammed Lee with a
running shoulder tackle. Royce body slammed Lee.

Jorel and Royce used tandem offense on Lee showing off great
synergy. Royce charged at Lee, but Lee countered with a
flatliner on the turnbuckles. Taylor tagged in and cracked
Royce with a knee strike. Shane Taylor hit Royce with jabs,
forearms, and a headbutt. Royce rocked Shane with a knee and
tagged to Jorel.

Jorel charged at Shane with shoulder tackles, but Shane
didn’t budge. Shane Taylor splashed Jorel, but Royce broke
up the pin fall attempt. Jorel jumped off the turnbuckles,
but Shane countered with a wicked forearm. Taylor hoisted up
Jorel and dropped Jorel on Taylor’s knees, picking up the
pinfall victory!

The Iron Savages were backstage with strong words for the
Trios Division!

They put the trios division on notice until Killswitch
interrupted, exploding onto the scene!

“The Patriarchy’s monster is furious!” said Nigel.

Killswitch pummeled the Iron Savages, taking on all three
men by himself!

“They’re being decimated by this monster!” said Schiavone.

“I hope he’s not coming this way,” replied Nigel.

Collision Main Event Time! AEW International Championship
Match!
“The Aerial Assassin” Will Ospreay (c.)
vs.
Kyle O’Reilly!

Kyle kicked Will in the face. Will took down Kyle with a
hurricanrana. Will jumped over the top with a crossbody
press from inside to outside the ring, crashing onto Kyle on
the arena floor.

Ospreay had Kyle caught up against the ropes and clocked him
with a chop. Kyle wiped out Will with a beautiful leg sweep.
Kyle applied a hammer lock and then punished Kyle with knee
drops on the shoulder.

“Daddy Magic” Matt Menard and Daniel Garcia were scouting
the competitors on a backstage monitor.

Ospreay walloped Kyle with a springboard forearm for a near
fall. Kyle yanked Ospreay’s arm, planting Ospreay hard on
the ring apron. Ospreay’s leg was caught in the ropes. Kyle
saw that Will was an open target and dropped a knee from the
top rope onto Will for a near fall. Kyle put Will in an arm
bar. Will rolled to the ropes to force the ref to break the
hold.

Kyle whipped Will into the barricade. Kyle charged at Will
with a running dropkick. Kyle put a guillotine choke on
Will, but Will countered with a vertical suplex and then a
Tiger Driver for a near fall on Kyle O’Reilly!

Will climbed to the top turnbuckle but Kyle kicked out
Will’s legs. Kyle was relentless but Ospreay connected with
a kick. Will tried for a 450 but Kyle dodged it. Will went
for an Os-Cutter, but Kyle had it scouted and kicked out
Will’s legs. Will went for another Os-Cutter, but Kyle
countered with an arm bar! Kyle turned it into a triangle
choke hold. Ospreay broke the hold by power bombing Kyle
while Kyle had the arm bar on!

Ospreay blasted Kyle with two kicks to the head. Kyle
escaped a Tiger Driver with a suplex. Will cracked Kyle with
the Hidden Blade out of nowhere! Will went for another
Hidden Blade, but Kyle caught Will beneath the chin with a
rising knee strike to the jaw!

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

Both men were on their knees and began to trade headbutts
from all fours. They got to their feet and exchanged
forearms. After an intense flurry of offense from both men,
countering one another, Ospreay rocked Kyle with the Storm
Breaker and pinned Kyle!

“What an amazing main event! Will Ospreay leaves it all in
the ring every time and the same can be said for Kyle
O’Reilly,” said Schiavone.

Catch AEW DYNAMITE on TBS next Wednesday live at 8/7ct from
the Blue Arena in Loveland, CO featuring the return of MJF!

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