ALL ELITE WRESTLING COLLISION/TNT: June 8 report


Posted on 6/09/124 by Bob Magee



CONTAINS SPOILERS

AEW COLLISION was broadcast from the Mid-America Center in
Council Bluffs, IA!

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.

FTR—Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood
vs.
Blackpool Combat Club—ROH Pure Champion Wheeler Yuta &
Claudio Castagnoli!

Claudio Castagnoli and Dax Harwood grappled at the start of
the match, with Claudio trying to smother Dax. Claudio
served up a big European Uppercut. Dax left the ring to
gather himself. Dax backed Claudio into the turnbuckles and
lit up Claudio’s chest with a stiff chop. Claudio body
slammed Dax and double stomped Dax’s sternum.

Wheeler grabbed a tag and he and Dax exchanged chops. Cash
came in and he and Dax delivered a double elbow to young
Wheeler Yuta. Cash clobbered Yuta with a European Uppercut.
Yuta tagged out to Claudio and Claudio smashed Dax with wild
uppercuts. Claudio followed up with a pump kick to Dax for a
near fall.

Claudio locked Cash into a sharpshooter, but Dax put Wheeler
into a sharpshooter of his own!

“It is a sharpshooter stare down!” said Tony Schiavone.

Claudio and Dax smacked each other with open palm strikes,
then transitioned to forearm shots. Dax hit a desperation
spinebuster on Claudio.

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

The fans stood to their feet and applauded all four
wrestlers as both teams countered tandem offense from the
other. FTR were going for the Shatter Machine, but Claudio
prevented it and put Cash in the Giant Swing! Yuta
dropkicked Cash and Claudio covered Cash for the pin, but
Dax jumped in to make the save.

FTR finally hit the Shatter Machine on Claudio and went for
the cover, but Wheeler Yuta was there to break up the pin
attempt just in the nick of time! Cash placed Claudio in a
Sharpshooter! Claudio turned it around, applying the move on
Cash! Dax grabbed Yuta and put Yuta in the Sharpshooter for
another stare down. Claudio released the hold and spiked Dax
with a Gotch style piledriver. Cash planted Claudio with a
piledriver and covered him for a two-count!

Bobby Cruise announced there is one minute remaining in the
match.

Claudio planted Cash face first. Claudio put Cash in the
cross face! The bell rang as the 20-minute time limit
expired and the match was announced as a draw!

Dax: “These guys are fighters! And we love to kick ass! I
say five more minutes!”

Brandon Cutler walked onto the ramp. “Whoa! I’m here on
behalf of our EVPs, Matthew and Nicholas, and they just sent
me the contract to this match, which says twenty minutes!
So, I’m sorry to be a stickler but the match clearly says
twenty! Claudio put Cutler in the Giant Swing! Yuta
dropkicked Cutler! FTR rocked Cutler with the Shatter
Machine and then tore up the contract!

Claudio: “Cutler ruined it. But I’ll tell you this, anytime,
anyplace, we’re on!”

“An issue that is not yet done,” said Schiavone.

“I’d love to see them run it back too, but do you think the
EVPs are going to let that happen?” wondered Nigel.

Lexy Nair interviewed Kyle O’Reilly backstage!

Roderick Strong and the Undisputed Kingdom interrupted.

Roddy said Kyle has looked good, but not great, since his
return. Roddy said he’s beaten Orange twice, so if he needed
any advice, he was happy to help. Kyle said thanks, but he
didn’t need it.

Roddy: “Hey! Just remember what you told me when you came
back.”

Kris Statlander (with Stokely Hathaway) vs. Robyn Renegade!

Statlander whipped Robyn into the turnbuckles. Kris rocked
Robyn with a power bomb! Kris finished off Robyn with
Saturday Night Fever and pinned Robyn in a decisive pin!

Stokely: “This woman standing next to me is an inspiration.
She’s my muse. I wish that I had the strength of Kris
Statlander, and the speed, and the intensity. And I wish
that I could decimate an entire division with the snap of my
fingers just like Kris!

“Earlier today I had a conversation with Tony Khan. For the
first time ever, we were on the same page. I told Tony that
Kris Statlander is the past, the present, and the future of
AEW! And also, she is going to make history. Because she
will be the first woman to win the TBS Championship and win
the AEW World Women’s Championship!

“And you may be asking yourself how. She’s going to make
history again because I am announcing right now that she is
the first entrant into the 2024 Owen Hart Foundation Cup
Tournament! And she’s going to win, she’s going to go on to
Wembley, she’ll win there against whoever is champion, and
hold the AEW Women’s World Championship high. And there is
no one who can stop her!”

Lexy Nair interviewed Willow Nightingale backstage and asked
for her reaction!

Willow said she was announcing that she too, is entering the
2024 Owen Hart Foundation Cup Tournament, “…and Kris, I hope
to see you there!”

Dustin Rhodes vs. Johnny TV (with Taya Valkyrie)!

Dustin connected with a cannonball off the apron onto Johnny
TV. Dustin rocked Johnny with a chop! Taya distracted Dustin
long enough for Johnny TV to hit a tornillo on Dustin
Rhodes.

Johnny and Dustin slugged it out in the middle of the ring.
Dustin blasted Johnny with a running bulldog. Dustin
followed up with a couple of standing lariats and then a
quick power slam on Johnny TV for a near fall.

Johnny TV nailed Dustin with a neck breaker. Dustin fired
back with a Canadian Destroyer! Dustin kicked Johnny with a
low blow as the ref was dealing with Taya. Dustin planted
Johnny with the Cross Rhodes and went for the cover, but
Taya grabbed Johnny’s foot and put it on the rope to break
up the pin. The referee ejected Taya! Johnny stunned Dustin
with a thrust kick when Dustin turned around.

Johnny rocked Dustin with three knee strikes. Johnny went
for the Starship Pain, but Dustin dodged it. Dustin planted
Johnny with the Cross Rhodes and this time scored the pin on
Johnny!

“Wow, Dustin earned this one,” said Schiavone.

“Did he ever!” replied Nigel.

Dustin: “This doesn’t happen a lot for me, standing in the
ring after the match. I’ve got two things I’ve got to talk
to you about tonight. Number one is you. For almost 37
years, you guys have not abandoned me. I appreciate and love
you all. I want to thank everyone in the back, and Tony
Khan. Most importantly, I want to thank these cameramen.
These are the best cameramen in the business.

“The second thing and the most important, I want to talk
about the one they call ‘Scapegoat’ Jack Perry. Jack, when
you left, we missed you. And when you came back, we were
happy to see you, but what did you do? You attacked my boss.
The man who pays my paychecks and who ultimately gave you a
second chance.

“You disgust me, Jack Perry. You joined with The Elite.
Lately, Jack, I’ve been hearing you talk about sacrifice and
how much you’ve sacrificed for this business. Let me tell
you something, boy. You were born with a silver spoon in
your mouth. You’ve never worked a day in your life.

“For 37 years I have sacrificed for my family, the most
important thing in my life. Jack to put it simply, you ain’t
sacrificed s—t! When I met you as a little boy, I took a
picture with you and I thought, what a cool little kid. But
you’re mediocre now because you’re a follower and not a
leader. And to quote my late father, if you’re a follower,
the view never changes!

“Jack, you and I have a match this Wednesday on Dynamite.
Jack, I am going to destroy your little punk ass. You can’t
beat me fair and square. And I’ll mark my whole career on
that. This Wednesday night when it’s all over and you’re
lying in a pile of heap, you will never forget my name, ‘The
Nature’ Dustin Rhodes!”

A video package aired for Zack Sabre Jr!

Zack Sabre Jr. said he has some unfinished business this
year at Forbidden Door. “Orange Cassidy, “I’ll see you
there, darling!”

Premier Athletes—Tony Nese & Ariya Daivari (with “Smart”
Mark Sterling)
vs.
Dante Leon & Trip!

The Premier Athletes charged at their opposition,
bludgeoning them in the corner like two runaway locomotives.
Tony spiked Trip on the mat and pinned him!

“Mark Sterling has a winning tag team here! New and
improved,” said Nigel.

A vignette aired for Scorpio Sky!

Scorpio Sky: “There’s a gap in this company and I feel it.
One by one your heroes have fallen in this company. Now is
the time for all of us to come together. I will be your
hero. I will be your voice. And eventually I will be your
champion. Because I’m here for you.

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

Lady Frost showed off her gymnastics background and
connected with a moonsault off the apron and onto the champ.
Storm hit the hip attack on Lady Frost, but Frost kicked out
at the two-count! Lady Frost planted Storm. Lady Frost
climbed to the top turnbuckle looking for the Frost Bite,
but Toni countered with a back stabber!

Storm walloped Frost with a sit out powerbomb. Toni Storm
nailed Lady Frost with the Storm Zero and pinned Lady Frost!

“Cinematic excellence!” said Nigel.

“A classic win for a classic champion,” replied Tony
Schiavone.

Toni: “Mariah, I know you’ve been having a real tough time
lately. And in a few short weeks I’ll be facing your friend
and your former partner Mina Shirakawa. And I know that must
be very awkward for you. But darling, I love you so much.
I’m so proud of you and I want you to have all the same
opportunities as me, but I never had anyone look out for me.
And that’s what I’m going to do for you. So, as AEW Women’s
World Champion I am demanding that you be entered into the
Owen Hart Foundation Cup Tournament!”

“And I’m going to be there for you. And we’re going to get
through this together!”

Tony Schiavone announced that next week it’ll be the One
Year Anniversary of AEW Collision and there will be a TNT
Championship Qualifying Match between Lee Moriarty and Dante
Martin, and everyone will be barred from ringside!

Backstage, Samoa Joe and HOOK ambushed the Premier Athletes
in their locker room!

Samoa Joe grabbed “Smart” Mark Sterling and told HOOK to
listen and learn.

Samoa Joe: “Look at me! We did this to you!”

Daniel Garcia vs. Tate Mayfairs!

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

Garcia grappled Tate to the mat. Tate chopped Garcia in the
corner, but Garcia smashed him with a running back elbow.
Tate grounded and pounded Daniel Garcia. Tate showed off his
boxing background.

Garcia stunned Mayfairs with three consecutive swinging neck
breakers. Garcia suplexed Tate and then followed up with a
shotgun dropkick. Garcia applied a guillotine and then
finished off Mayfairs with the Red Cross, scoring the pin on
Mayfairs.

A video package aired showcasing one-half of the CMLL World
Women’s Tag Team Champions Zeuxis!

Zeuxis faces TBS Champion “The CEO” Mercedes Moné this
Wednesday on Dynamite!

Collision Main Event Time!
Kyle O’Reilly vs. “Freshly Squeezed” Orange Cassidy!

Roderick Strong and ROH World Tag Team Champions Matt Taven
and Mike Bennett were sitting in the front row.

Orange and Kyle chain wrestled, each man countering the
other. Kyle tried for a double underhook, but Orange slipped
out of it. Kyle clobbered Orange with a leg sweep. The
Undisputed Kingdom cheered on Kyle.

Kyle wrenched Orange’s leg with a dragon screw leg whip.
Roderick whispered into Kyle’s ear. Kyle dropped Orange with
another dragon screw leg whip, this time on the arena floor.
Cassidy tried to get back in the ring, but Kyle was waiting
with another dragon screw leg whip.

Kyle worked over Orange with round kicks. Orange punted Kyle
in the ribs! Orange pulped Kyle with a tope suicida! Orange
connected with a cross body from the top turnbuckle. Orange
hurled Kyle with a snap German Suplex. Kyle answered with a
snap German Suplex of his own!

Orange tried for the StunDog Millionaire, but Kyle escaped
and applied an ankle lock. Orange planted Kyle for a near
fall!

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

Kyle drilled Orange with a rolling forearm shot. Orange
cracked Kyle with a shot of his own. Kyle dodged the Orange
Punch and went for a double wristlock, but Orange blocked
it! Orange blasted Kyle with a Beach Break, but Kyle kicked
out at the two-count! Orange clocked Kyle with the Orange
Punch and scored the pin!

“What was left of Orange Cassidy in this match was enough to
get the win,” said Tony Schiavone.

After the match, Trent Beretta and Kyle Fletcher ambushed
Orange Cassidy! Kyle O’Reilly jumped back into the ring to
come to Orange’s aid, but O’Reilly was outnumbered! Kris
Statlander came to the ring and shoot Trent’s hand! Willow
Nightingale sprinted to the ring, but Kris Statlander
retreated!

“Everybody better wake up because it’s a new day in the Don
Callis Family,” said Nigel.

Catch AEW DYNAMITE on TBS next Wednesday live at 8/7ct from
the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, IA!

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