Featuring a team up between Sting and Adam Copeland, AEW Collision comes from Oakland, California. Here are the results from November 11th, 2023.
Broadcast on tape delay from the Oakland Arena, Oakland, California, USA
Andrade El Idolo defeated Daniel Garcia
The opening contest saw Andrade El Idolo, accompanied by Hot and Flexible CJ Perry, took on Daniel Garcia. The match was fairly technical and Daniel Garcia threatened to dance a few times but, ultimately, Andrade picked up the win by submission using the Figure 8 Leg Lock. After the match, Andrade and CJ Perry embraced and celebrated his victory.
Nick Wayne defeated Dalton Castle
Taking on Dalton Castle, accompanied by The Boys, Nick Wayne made his way to the ring flanked by TNT Champion, Christian Cage, and Luchasaurus. Dalton Castle was distracted after Luchasaurus dropped both of his Boys in one motion with a double Chokeslam outside the ring, and Wayne followed up with a Cutter from the top turnbuckle to secure victory.
Backstage, Hangman Adam Page laments Swerve Strickland violating his family home and makes their match at Full Gear a Texas Deathmatch. Page goes on to say that he will put down Strickland at the pay-per-view and take his son to visit and piss on his grave every year. Alrighty then.
Rush and Dralistico vs The Workhorsemen
Without hesitation, we’re taken into the next match – a tag team contest featuring Rush and Dralistico vs The Workhorsemen. While JD Drake and Anthony Henry put up a decent effort, Rush impressed in this match and put away Drake after a Running Dropkick in the corner.
Without any segue whatsoever, the House of Black appeared on the screen, complaining that FTR aren’t getting the message. Malakai Black declares that in order to properly get their attention, they’ll chase what FTR covet and make them chase them. Therefore, under the mantra the enemy of my enemy is my enemy, the House of Black challenged Big Bill and Ricky Starks for the AEW World Tag Team Championships. Julia Hart joined in and made her intentions clear for Kris Statlander and the TBS Championship at Full Gear.
Roderick Strong defeated Darius Martin
Roderick Strong was rolled to the ring in his wheelchair and neck brace to face Darius Martin, next. Strong vowed to make an example of Martin during his interview on Rampage last night and, with chants of Neck Strong from the crowd, the Messiah of the Backbreaker delivered on his promise thanks to the employment of some slightly questionable tactics. Roddy picked up the win with the Sick Kick, followed by the End of Heartache and The Kingdom followed this up with an assault of Darius Martin while Strong retreated to his wheelchair.
In a backstage segment, Tony Khan and Bryan Danielson announced that Danielson would be at All In London in 2024 as part of Bryan’s last full year of active competition. This was followed up with the announcement of the AEW Continental Classic tournament, beginning Thanksgiving Eve and culminating at World’s End in December, which Danielson will also be a part of.
Julia Hart advances to Full Gear, defeating Willow Nightingale
Julia Hart skulked to the ring accompanied by Brody King to square off against Willow Nightingale with the winner advancing to a three way match at Full Gear for the TBS Championship. Nightingale spent the early portion of the match emulating Brody King and barking but this showboating came back to bite her when Hart escaped her strikes and submission manoeuvres. Willow continued to use her power to try and put away Hart but the cunning of the first lady of the House of Black, combined with the damaged arm of Willow, allowed Julia Hart to pick up a hard fought win using the Moonsault.
Backstage Lexi Nair spoke to the AEW World Tag Team Champions, Ricky Starks and Big Bill. The champs are not interested in any of the people vying for the titles but Lexi announces that they will face the House of Black, LFI and FTR in a four way tag team title match at Full Gear.
Powerhouse Hobbs squashed a local competitor
Paul Wight joined the commentary team for the match between Powerhouse Hobbs and a local competitor. Hobbs spent the match jawing with Wight and took a brief moment out from that to pick up a win. After the match, Don Callis declared his Family the greatest in the history of professional wrestling. Callis turned his attention to Paul Wight, insulting his intelligence because only an idiot would take on the Don Callis Family in the Like a Dragon Street Fight. Callis suggested Wight leave Jericho high and dry and, when the giant didn’t seem receptive to these demands, he set Powerhouse Hobbs on him. Wight flipped part of the announce table into Hobbs’ face and the Family retreated to fight another day.
You look like a hot dog!Member of the crowd, to Don Callis
Darby Allin, Sting and Adam Copeland vs Lance Archer and The Righteous
In the main event Lance Archer and The Righteous took on Darby Allin, Sting and Adam Copeland in a six man tag team match. Warming up for their match with Christian, Nick Wayne and Luchasaurus, the team of Allin, Copeland and Sting took the fight to Archer and The Righteous both inside and outside of the ring. Things looked bleak for a time after Vincent, Dutch and Archer systematically isolated an injured Darby Allin from his partners but, after Adam Copeland made the hot tag, the Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts supported team met their demise at the hands of a Stinger Splash and Spear combination to Vincent. As the winners celebrated, Christian Cage’s patriarchy made their way to the stage to stare down their Full Gear opponents as Collision rolled off the air.
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