Collision is on a special night and goes head to head with WWE SmackDown! Final live events before Full Gear! Live results from AEW Collision and Rampage, November 17th, 2023.
Broadcast live from the Kia Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA
Tony Schiavone Interviews TNT Champion, Christian Cage
Christian tells the crowd it’s a good thing there’s someone here that will finally tell the truth. He guarantees that we will see Sting’s last match ever at Full Gear because he’s sick of everyone calling him an icon. Christian went on to say that Adam Copeland would regret ever signing with AEW, if he doesn’t already. Christian concludes that while Copeland was coddled, cuddled, insulated and taken care of elsewhere and guaranteed that he was going to break his neck at Full Gear.
Backstage, the AEW Tag Team Champions are interviewed. Ricky Starks says he gets to pick the stipulation for Full Gear and being that Big Bill is the biggest man in pro wrestling, he’s choosing a ladder match. Starks mocks FTR and says that they will be walking out of Full Gear the best tag team that we’ve ever seen.
Miro defeated Daniel Garcia
The opening contest sees Miro and Daniel Garcia square off. The presence of CJ Perry looms even though she isn’t present at ringside. As the match progressed, Garcia built some momentum and was about to pop off one of his signature dances but Daddy Magic made his way to ringside and prevented this folly. Miro tried to capitalise but Garcia was wise to it and maintained his momentum. This came to a screeching halt, however, when Miro was able to lock in Game Over and force him to tap out.
Backstage, Andrade and CJ Perry were interviewed. Perry says Andrade is the best wrestler and puts over his accolades. She also notes that she has entered Andrade in the Continental Classic, which he is initially upset about. CJ whispers in his ear and suddenly he’s okay with it. Why would he not want to be in the tournament? Strange segment.
Kings of the Black Throne defeated The Boys
Malakai Black and Brody King warm up for their AEW World Tag Team Championship match by making quick work of Dalton Castle’s Boys. Not much to report here, standard squash.
Trent Beretta defeated Komander, Brian Cage and Penta el Zero Miedo
Next up, Trent Beretta, Brian Cage, Komander and Penta el Zero Miedo faced off in a four way for a shot at Christian Cage and the TNT Championship later that night on Rampage. Trent defeated Komander with Strong Zero to advance towards the title shot later on in the night.
Backstage, Don Callis put over Powerhouse Hobbs for powerslamming Paul Wight through a car on Dynamite. Hobbs encouraged Wight to stay away, declaring that he or anyone that steps up him could ‘get it.’
Wardlow Squashed a Local Talent
Oh, hey, another squash match. Wardlow made easy work of a local jobber and the referee stopped the match when the young man was unable to continue.
Dax Harwood and Rush Fought to a No Contest
Ricky Starks and Big Bill head to commentary for the match between Dax Harwood and Rush. We almost had Rush and Dragon Lee on TV at the same time but not quite – a shame. For a throwaway singles match building towards a four way tag, this match was hard hitting and competitive. As Rush set up to pick up a win over Dax, Ricky Starks rushed the ring and Speared Rush. All of the competitors in the ladder match made their way to the ring and a mass brawl ensured.
Backstage, Lexi Nair interviewed Action Andretti about Darius Martin. The Kingdom quickly interrupted and Roderick Strong declared Andretti would be his next victim.
Buddy Matthews defeated Wheeler Yuta
The next matchup promised to be a decent one as Buddy Matthews took on Wheeler Yuta. If these guys don’t tear strips from each other, I’ll be very surprised.
The match did indeed feature physical action, so much so that it seems a shame to give away on a throwaway match on television but entertaining it was. When it was all said and done, Buddy Matthews was able to walk away with the victory. After the match, Matthews retrieved a chair and was headed into the ring with it when Claudio Castagnoli put a stop to that idea. On the mic, Castagnoli said that Matthews had been pissing him off for a few weeks and so he challenged him to a match at Full Gear.
Kris Statlander and Hikaru Shida defeated The Outcasts (Saraya and Ruby Soho)
In Collision’s main event, the championship team of TBS Champion, Kris Statlander, and AEW Women’s World Champion, Hikaru Shida, took on Saraya and Ruby Soho in a tag team match. During the match, Soho became distracted by Angelo Parker, who watched the match from the front row. After Ruby was kicked in the head by Shida, Parker came to ringside to properly console her. This drew the ire of Saraya and the distraction allowed the AEW Women’s Champion to pick up the win by pinfall.
Backstage, Tony Schiavone interviewed MJF. Tony asked why MJF was defending the ROH World Tag Team Championships on his own. He said that he owed it to Adam Cole and promised him that they would still be champions when they returned from injury. The conversation switched to Jay White, whom MJF derided for stealing the AEW World Championship belt. When asked what the likelihood was of him walking out of Full Gear with all the gold, MJF replied slim to none but unfortunately for Jay White, MJF likes those odds.
Chris Jericho made his way to ringside and took his place on commentary for Rampage.
Christian Cage retained the TNT Championship against Trent Beretta
Set up earlier on Collision, Trent Beretta took his TNT Championship match against Christian Cage in the opening contest. With Luchasaurus and Nick Wayne at ringside, Christian used every underhanded tactic in his disposal to wear down Beretta. Christian eventually picked up the win following the Unprettier.
“Timeless” Toni Storm defeated Emi Sakura
In a tune up for her AEW Women’s World Championship match at Full Gear, #1 contender, Toni Storm, took on Hikaru Shida’s mentor, Emi Sakura. Storm tried to hand Sakura a script for the match but Emi was having none of it. Toni Storm picked up the win with Storm Zero.
Backstage, Jay Lethal declared that a ROH World Championship match has been added to the Full Gear Zero Hour, where he will face Eddie Kingston for the gold. Kingston accused Lethal of becoming a coward and the Jay Lethal entourage angrily stormed away.
Roderick Strong vs Action Andretti
The next contest pitted Roderick Strong against his self proclaimed next victim, Action Andretti. Strong continued his run of victories, pinning Andretti despite actually landing on his head during the match.
Renee Paquette sat down with Jay White. She asked who he thought The Devil was. White said it was MJF himself and that he should bring all his goons to Full Gear. As Jay White continued to talk down MJF, the AEW World Champion appeared and attacked his challenger at Full Gear. The fight spilled into the corridor where Juice Robinson struck and MJF was trapped in a room with him. This worked out worse for Juice than MJF, as Max smashed a TV over the head of Robinson. MJF chased Jay White to the ring, where The Gunns were also waiting. MJF dispatched of them, temporarily, but the numbers were too much and Max lost possession of his World Championship belt, once again. As the beatdown continued, MJF was saved by Samoa Joe, who rushed the ring and chased away Bullet Club Gold. Joe held out his hand for MJF and he took it, accepting Joe as his tag team partner at Full Gear but promising him a future World Championship match as a result. Max and Joe stood tall in the ring as Rampage went off the air.
All done and dusted and ready for Full Gear! Are you looking forward to it? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.