ALL ELITE WRESTLING COLLISION/TNT: June 22 report


Posted on 6/23/124 by Bob Magee



Tonight’s episode of AEW COLLISION was broadcast on TNT from
the PPL Center in Allentown, PA!

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.

Tonight’s show kicked off with a Trios Match!

Samoa Joe, HOOK, & “The Wrestler” Katsuyori Shibata!
vs.
The Premier Athletes—Josh Woods, Tony Nese, & Ariya Daivari
(with “Smart” Mark Sterling)!

Nese hit Joe with a spin kick, but that Joe bulldozed Nese
to the mat. Hook tagged in and suplexed Nese, but Nese
landed on his feet and then dropkicked Hook. The Premier
Athletes triple teamed Hook in their corner of the ring.

Shibata grabbed a tag, and Woods entered the match for his
team. Woods and Shibata traded forearms. They chain wrestled
and Shibata grabbed an arm bar, but Woods reached the ropes
with his boots. Samoa Joe boxed Nese into the corner.
Sterling distracted the ref while Josh Woods hit Samoa Joe
with a cheap shot.

Hook tagged in and wiped out Nese with a suplex. Hook
followed up with a T-bone suplex and then clobbered Nese
with clubbing forearms. Josh Woods jumped into the ring and
hurled Hook with a German release!

Shibata rocked Nese with a snap suplex. Shibata applied an
arm bar and forced Nese to tap out!

“What a team. They dispose of the Premier Athletes. Maybe a
title shot in their future,” said Tony Schiavone.

Unified Trios Champs the Bang Bang Gang—Austin and Colten
Gunn, along with Juice Robinson, were backstage!

Juice: “Apparently AEW isn’t going to recognize the fact
that I was anointed one-quarter of the AEW Unified Trios
Champions!”

Colten: “And apparently House of Black gets a title shot
now?”

Austin: “And apparently Pac cares about the Bang Bang Gang,
now, interrupting our six man match!”

Juice: “But it’s all good. Our fearless leader,
‘Switchblade’ Jay White, ‘the Catalyst’, he’s off training
his ass off. You thought eight abs was something special.
He’s coming back with ten! Pac, you’d better hope you don’t
see Switchblade in the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament!”

Lexy Nair was backstage with Dante Martin, Darius Martin,
and Action Andretti!

Dante: “The last time I was in a ladder match, I broke my
leg. I had to relearn how to be inhuman. And I’m going right
back into that environment and people are telling me it’s
crazy. But at Forbidden Door, we’re going to have some gold
to celebrate with boys.”

Lio Rush walked onto the set.

“I actually want to talk to you about last week,” said Lio.

Action: “Before we get into anything about last week, I just
want to congratulate you on the big Rampage win you got.”

Lio: “Darius, we cool? Dante, as you can see, last week, I’m
a man of my word. I had your back. I always have, I always
will. But I’m in that ladder match too. Come Forbidden Door,
I want the TNT Championship for myself.”

Dante: “Yeah, I want it too.”

Lio: “So I guess I’ll see you there.”

Darius: “We’ll see who the better man is.”

Trios Match!
The Patriarchy’s Christian Cage, Nick Wayne & Kill Switch
(with Mother Wayne)
vs.
The Iron Savages—Bulk Bronson and Beefcake Boulder, & Jacked
Jameson!

As the Iron Savages were making their entrance, Jacked
Jameson had some choice words for Christian Cage.

Jameson: “Christian Cage, you have been a focal point on the
biggest shows in history since most of us have been little
kids. One of the greatest of all time, and now you’ve been
better than you ever were.

Before the match began, Christian Cage and Mother Wayne
walked away from the ring. Christian Cage decided instead to
join the broadcast team for this match.

Killswitch nailed Bulk with a headbutt. Nick Wayne tagged
in, but Bulk Bronson back dropped Nick. Killswitch came back
in and walloped Bronson with a big thrust kick. Killswitch
shoved Boulder over the top rope. Killswitch picked up Nick
Wayne and tossed him onto Jameson and Boulder outside the
ring, showing off a unique form of tandem offense.

Bronson charged at Killswitch, but Killswitch grabbed him
and choke slammed Bronson! Nick Wayne tagged in and rocked
Bronson with Wayne’s World.

Christian Cage walked to the ring and tagged in. Nick and
Killswitch picked up Bronson and then Christian finished off
Bronson with the kill switch, grabbing the pin for his team!

FTW Champion “The Learning Tree” Chris Jericho & “The
Redwood” Big Bill (with “The Bad Apple” Bryan Keith)
vs.
Private Party—Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy!

Big Bill knocked Quen right to the mat with a shoulder
block. Big Bill battered Quen in the corner and then hurled
Quen halfway across the ring. Big Bill splashed Marq Quen in
the corner, using his body as a battering ram. Marq Quen
rallied back with a shotgun dropkick, but Big Bill knocked
out Quen with a nasty jab!

Big Bill picked up Marq Quen and dropped him hard onto the
mat. Jericho tagged in and chopped Quen in the corner. Quen
fired back with a flying shoulder and then tagged out to
Brother Zay. Kassidy grounded and pounded Jericho after a
double leg takedown. Jericho gouged Kassidy in the eyes to
stop Kassidy’s momentum.


Marq Quen tagged in, and he took down Jericho and grounded
and pounded Jericho too. Bryan Keith distracted Quen long
enough for Jericho to connect with a clothesline. Brother
Zay cleaned house on Jericho and Big Bill with consecutive
cutters! Marq Quen charged at Jericho, but Jericho caught
him with a chop to the throat. Jericho went for the
lionsault, but Quen raised his knees in defense. Kassidy and
Quen rocked Jericho with the Gin & Juice, but Jericho kicked
out at the two-count!

Bryan Keith distracted the ref while Big Bill booted Isiah
Kassidy in the jaw! Jericho went for the cover but Kassidy
kicked out at the two-count. Kassidy fired back on all
cylinders. Kassidy tried for a hurricanrana, but Jericho
countered with the Walls. Kassidy managed to reach the ropes
to break up the Walls. Big Bill decimated Kassidy with the
Bossman Slam for a near fall.

Big Bill choke slammed Marq Quen onto Kassidy and went for
the cover, but Kassidy kicked out! Kassidy shoved Big Bill
and Big Bill collided into Jericho. Marq Quen used a
hurricanrana and sent Jericho flying into Kassidy, and
Kassidy turned it into a Code Breaker on Jericho!

Kassidy was looking for a lionsault, but as the ref was
distracted by Big Bill on one side, Bryan Keith struck
Kassidy from the ring apron!

“The Bad Apple caught him, and Zay is wiped out!” said
Schiavone.

Jericho covered Kassidy and scored the win after a big
assist from Bryan Keith!

Jericho, Big Bill, and Bryan Keith attacked Private Party
after the match. Samoa Joe, Hook, and Shibata sprinted to
the ring to even up the odds for Private Party! Shibata went
to work on Bryan Keith’s arm and a ringside physician had to
check on Keith.

Samoa Joe: “Hi, Chris. Every idea that comes from your tree
sucks. I’ve always been a man who said the best ideas
survive the crucible of combat, and that’s what I suggest. I
say, Shibata, Hook, Samoa Joe, versus Chris Jericho and
what’s left of his Learning Tree come Forbidden Door!”

“The Professor” Serena Deeb was backstage!

“Leading up to Double Or Nothing I was 6-0. Physically I was
unbeatable, mentally I was untouchable. And subsequently I
have had three of the toughest losses in my career to three
of the best women in this company. Sometimes you’re on the
up and sometimes you’re on the down, but when you’re on the
down you have to stop it in its tracks.

“My wrestling career has taught me about grit and
perseverance. So next week I will be in Buffalo. I am
begging anyone to step in my ring, to step into Deeb’s Dojo,
because baby I’m on the up. And I’m going to remind everyone
and myself just who the hell I am. The Professor of
Professional Wrestling!”

House of Black’s Malakai Black & Brody King
vs.
LSG & MSG!

Black blocked a kick from MSG. LSG tagged in and the House
of Black hit tandem offense on him. Brody popped up LSG and
then Black cracked him with a knee. They finished off LSG
with Dante’s Inferno and Brody scored the pin!

“That was a complete domination for the House of Black and
they seem more violent than before,” said Tony Schiavone.

After the match, Ian Riccaboni interviewed Malakai Black and
Brody King on the ramp.

Ian asked how tonight’s victory felt after what happened to
Buddy Matthews last week.

Malakai: “What a human question.”

Brody: “Revenge is never a straight line. We feel nothing.”

CMLL’s Hechicero (with the Gates of Agony)
vs.
“Daddy Magic” Matt Menard!

Hechicero charged at Daddy Magic, but Daddy Magic dodged
him. Hechicero dumped Daddy Magic on his head. Hechicero
chomped on Daddy Magic’s forehead. Hechicero followed up
with a back body drop.

Menard got back into it with forearms shots. Menard stunned
Hechicero with a cutter for a near fall. Hechicero stretched
Daddy Magic with a submission and Daddy Magic had no choice
but to tap!

“Color me impressed. That is the man that MJF will have to
face come Forbidden Door,” said Nigel.

“What a challenge it’ll be for MJF,” replied Tony Schiavone.

AEW Continental Championship Eliminator Match!
“The Rainmaker” Kazuchika Okada (c.)
vs.
CMLL’s Ultimo Guerrero!

Ultimo Guerrero hit a running shoulder block on Okada.
Ultimo Guerrero blistered Okada’s chest with stiff chops in
the corner. Ultimo Guerrero body slammed the Rainmaker.
Okada came back with a shoulder breaker on his opponent.

“Okada against Ultimo Guerrero is a match we never thought
we’d see, but we’re seeing it here tonight on Collision,”
said Schiavone.

Ultimo Guerrero used a sliding baseball dropkick to knock
Okada out of the ring. Ultimo Guerrero stalked Okada outside
the ring and rammed Okada into the steel ring post. Guerrero
hoisted up Okada from the second turnbuckle and planted
Okada down hard for a near fall.

Okada nailed Guerrero with a picture perfect dropkick.
Ultimo Guerrero power bombed Okada out of the corner for a
near fall. Ultimo Guerrero was looking for a Sliced Bread on
Okada on the top turnbuckle but Okada gouged Guerrero’s
eyes. Okada pulled the mask down from Ultimo Guerrero and
then smashed him with the rainmaker clothesline! Okada
covered Ultimo Guerrero and pinned him for the three-count!

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

Leyla took Toni down to the mat, but Toni got right to her
feet. Leyla grappled Toni back down. Toni tagged to Mariah
and Mariah scored with a dropkick. Lady Frost entered the
fray, but Mariah planted Lady Frost onto the mat. Toni Storm
followed up with a running hip attack, knocking Lady Frost
outside the ring.

Mariah May drilled Leyla with a backdrop driver. Toni tagged
in and nailed Leyla with a backstabber and then a Northern
Lights Suplex for a near fall. Mariah May wiped out Leyla
with a running knee strike and then headbutted Lady Frost.

Lady Frost cartwheeled into a cannonball and crunched Mariah
in the corner. Lady Frost went for the Frost Bite, but Toni
Storm sacrificed her body, covering Mariah with her own
body. Toni smashed Leyla with the Storm Zero and allowed
Mariah to make the cover, scoring the pin for her team!

Collision Main Event!
AEW International Championship Match!
“The Aerial Assassin” Will Ospreay (c.)
vs.
“The Machine” Brian Cage!

Cage ran down Will like a runaway freight train. Cage curled
his opponent and then dumped Ospreay to the mat. Ospreay,
the ace of AEW, blasted Brian with a big pump kick. Will
went over the top with a plancha to Cage on the arena floor.
Cage came back with a delayed vertical suplex into a
jackhammer for a near fall on the champ.

“Not a lot of mustard on the kickout,” said Nigel.

Daniel Garcia was seen watching the match backstage on a
monitor.

Ospreay connected with a springboard forearm to “The
Machine.” Cage fired back with a high arcing release German
Suplex.

The fans chanted “Let’s go Ospreay! Let’s go Ospreay!”

Ospreay, motivated by the fans, went for the Hidden Blade.
Cage countered by cracking Will in the head with a back
elbow. Ospreay countered a spinning lariat with a power bomb
to Cage! Ospreay used Kawada style kicks on Cage. Brian Cage
dished out a lariat and then a power bomb, followed by
another power bomb for a near fall on Will!

Ospreay spiked Cage with a DDT. Ospreay nailed Cage with the
Hidden Blade, but Cage kicked out at the two-count!

“Textbook Will Ospreay to the back of Cage’s neck,” said
Nigel.

Cage kicked Will in the jaw. Will retaliated with a thrust
kick. Cage grabbed Ospreay and planted Will with a spinning
power slam off the second turnbuckle for a near fall! Cage
blocked an Os Cutter. Cage went for the Drill Claw, but Will
blocked it. Will stunned Cage with the Os Cutter but Cage
kicked out of the pin attempt! Will walloped Cage with the
Hidden Blade and pinned Brian Cage!

“18-0 and now on the horizon, Ospreay can put his thoughts
on Forbidden Door in eight days and the World Title,” said
Tony.

“Ospreay certainly had to earn his victory tonight and
gained some confidence, but at what cost?” wondered Nigel.

Catch AEW DYNAMITE on TBS next Wednesday live at 8/7ct from
the KeyBank Arena in Buffalo, NY featuring:

-The Owen Hart Foundation Men’s Tournament Quarterfinal:
Unified World Trios Champion “Switchblade” Jay White vs. Rey
Fenix!

-Trios Match: Saraya, Anna Jay, & Harley Cameron vs. AEW
Women’s World Champion “Timeless” Toni Storm, Mariah May, &
Mina Shirakawa!

-AEW World Champion Swerve Strickland & AEW International
Champion Will Ospreay vs. Gates of Agony!

Get ready for AEW: FORBIDDEN DOOR 2024, live on pay-per-view
on Sunday, June 30th, from the UBS Arena in Long Island, NY!

Tickets On Sale Now! – www.AEWTix.com

And remember… We are AEW—Where The Best Wrestle!

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