AEW Collision: Fight for the Fallen 2023 Results
Tonight’s AEW COLLISION: Fight for The Fallen was broadcast live from the Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY!
Nigel McGuinness and Kevin Kelly were the broadcast team for tonight’s event.
It’s Saturday night and you know what that means! Saturday night’s alright for fighting!
Tonight’s opening contest: ROH World TV Champion Samoa Joe vs. The Golden Vampire!
The Golden Vampire went right after Joe and rocked him with a rising knee strike. He hit the GTS on Samoa Joe and unmasked—it was CM Punk!
CM Punk: “I accept, bitch!”
“That took about a minute,” said Kevin Kelly.
“Samoa Joe challenged Punk to a match. Joe asked a second time and choked out Punk. Now Samoa Joe has his answer. CM Punk may have just awoken a sleeping giant,” said Nigel.
“And Tony Khan has just made it official. Next Sunday at All In: London, for the “Real World Championship”, CM Punk against Samoa Joe,” added Kevin Kelly.
“Switchblade” Jay White (with Bullet Club Gold) vs. Dalton Castle (with The Boys)!
Dalton grappled Jay White to the mat, showing off his high level amateur wrestling background. Jay White chopped Dalton Castle to the mat and then tossed him out of the ring. The Boys helped Dalton back into the ring and he took down White.
“The party peacock getting back on offense,” said Nigel.
Dalton charged Jay with a running knee, but Jay White moved out of the way and Dalton flopped out of the ring. Jay White planted Dalton on the edge of the ring!
“Switchblade” Jay White and Dalton Castle traded chops in the center of the ring until Jay White hit a low dropkick to Castle’s leg. Dalton fired right back with one of his trademark suplexes. Dalton attempted a running bulldog, but Jay White pushed him away. Dalton hurled Jay White overhead with two suplexes. Dalton followed up with a deadlift German Suplex for a near fall on White.
Dalton charged at Jay White but White pulled the ropes down and Dalton’s momentum carried him out and to the arena floor. Dalton connected with a rana on Jay White.
“This peacock can fly,” said Nigel.
Bullet Club Gold surrounded Dalton Castle, but the Boys left the nest, flying over the top rope and wiping out Bullet Club Gold. Jay White nailed Castle with a sleeper suplex. Jay White smashed Dalton with the Blade Runner and pinned him!
“Switchblade Jay White continues on the march, beating a former Ring of Honor World Champion,” noted Kevin Kelly.
Tony Schiavone was in the ring to interview Bullet Club Gold, asking them about their match at All In: London against Kenny Omega, “Hangman” Adam Page, and Ibushi!
Jay White: “Tony, we talk about what we want to talk about. First up, guns up for my Lexington Gold members! What I want to talk about, I got a message for my old friend Kenny Omega in his hospital bed. So, Kenny, I hope you’re paying attention. Because if the so-called god of professional wrestling doesn’t want to be exposed at the biggest professional wrestling event of all time in Wembley Stadium, then I think Mr. Omega, you’d better stay in that bed.
“We’ve known you for almost a decade now, Kenny, myself and Juice here. We sat back for too long while you and your friends deceive the entire professional wrestling world. No, they have deceived all of you into believing the Elite is the peak of Bullet Club. But Tony, we’re here to set the record straight. So, at London: All In, Bullet Club Gold, the Bang Bang Gang, show they’re a cut above the Elite, and it doesn’t matter who Kenny brings with him. Ibushi, ‘Hangman’ Page, it doesn’t matter. We’ve beat them before, we’ll beat them again.”
Juice Robinson: “Hangman, I heard what you said. You think it’s funny that we drove from Orlando to Jacksonville to beat the crap out of Kenny Omega? You think it was a little two minute beatdown? Well, it took us two minutes to put the great Kenny Omega into the hospital. What do you think we’re going to do to you at the biggest pro wrestling show ever, you idiot!”
Colten Gunn: “Hey Young Bucks, you had to cheat to beat us on Wednesday because you know me, and Austin are the best brother tag team in AEW. And instead of giving us a rematch, you grabbed your friend Kenny.”
Austin Gunn: “Guess what Kenny? We have friends too, and ours are juicier, way more rock hard, and way more eliter than you!”
Colten: “You guys may have started this company but now we run it. The Bang Bang Gang! The Collision Cowboys! Tony Khan send out three before Fyter Fest. We want to get warmed up right now!”
The Iron Savages came out and answered the open challenge!
Juice Robinson and The Gunns vs. The Iron Savages—Bronson, Boulder, and Jacked Jameson!
The Iron Savages used quick tags and triple offense on Austin, until Austin was finally able to tag out to Colten. Juice tagged in then and stomped a mudhole into Bronson.
Boulder tagged in and cleaned house on Bullet Club Gold! Juice jumped off the top rope, but Boulder caught him midflight and slammed him onto the Gunns. Boulder splashed them for a near fall.
Colten rocked Boulder with the Fame Asser! They hit Bronson with the 3:10 to Yuma. Juice nailed Jameson with a leg lariat and then pinned him after planting him with the facebuster!
This Wednesday on Dynamite: Fyter Fest, it’ll be The Elite vs. Juice Robinson & The Gunns!
The House of Black sent in a video message!
Malakai Black: “Billy Gunn, you were living a shadow of what you once were. Rest in pain, Billy Gunn!”
Black had placed Billy Gunn’s wrestling boots into a trash compactor, and they were crushed with garbage.
Tony Schiavone was in the locker room with “Absolute” Ricky Starks!
Starks: “You told people I was suspended for 30 days.”
Schiavone: “I was wrong. It’s actually 4 weeks—28 days.”
Starks: “And I’ve already served half of that. I feel like this is all a big joke. My rage comes from all of this type of stuff. I said I was going to bring a war to AEW, and I meant every single word of it. For everybody watching, I am going to bring chaos, and I’m going to do it live tonight.”
Big Bill was standing next to Starks. “Absolute” Ricky Starks smiled at Big Bill and the two walked off.
Big Bill (with “Absolute” Ricky Starks) vs. Derek Neal!
Big Bill splashed Neal in the corner! Big Bill clocked Neal with a massive boot! Big Bill chokeslammed Derek Neal, stood on top of him and pinned him.
“Derek Neal was absolutely swallowed by Big Bill,” said Kevin Kelly.
“Who is next for ‘Absolute’ Ricky Starks?” asked Nigel.
Ricky whipped Derek Neal with a leather belt after the match.
“Ricky Starks has procured the services of Big Bill,” said Kevin.
Diamante vs. Willow Nightingale!
Willow hit a beautiful vertical suplex on Diamante. Willow charged at Diamante, but Diamante dodged her. Diamante hammered Willow with shots to the back. She clubbed Willow with forearms. Willow caught Diamante and planted her hard on the mat.
Willow clotheslined Diamante on the apron. Mercedes Martinez walked out and down to the ring. Willow bodyslammed Diamante but Diamante clipped Willow. She followed up with a buzzsaw kick to Willow.
Willow hit a spinebuster on Diamante for a two-count. Diamante rallied back with double knees on Willow. She followed up with Sliced Bread. Willow blasted Diamante with a thrust kick. Willow rammed Diamante into the turnbuckles.
Willow took down Diamante with a missile dropkick. Kris Statlander rushed to the ring and suplexed Martinez on the ramp! Willow pounced Diamante right into the barricade! Willow finished off Diamante with the doctor bomb and pinned her!
Lexy Nair was backstage with Toni Storm!
Toni: “I don’t know who you are but the last girl who interviewed me was very rude. There will be a preview next week of the upcoming four way match at Wembley. After that, Shida and Baker won’t even make it to Wembley Stadium. Don’t ever question the friendship of the Outcasts. They’ve had my back since day one. And at Wembley, I will be elevated when I became the first ever three-time AEW Women’s World Champion.”
Powerhouse Hobbs vs. Kevin Ku!
Powerhouse powered Ku to the mat. Ku attempted to crossbody Hobbs, but Hobbs stuffed him! Hobbs splashed Kevin Ku in the turnbuckles. Hobbs suplexed Ku off the turnbuckles. Hobbs nearly decapitated Ku with a vicious clothesline. Hobbs smashed Ku with a spinebuster and pinned him!
After the match, Hobbs locked Ku in Miro’s own clutch finisher.
“The Redeemer” Miro appeared on the big screen!
Miro: “Hobbs we have a lot in common. We used to rely on a book for guidance. I too used to surround myself with distractions but now the Redeemer walks alone, no matter how much my heart breaks for her. Even when my puny God is trying to push me down, but Hobbs, I am not here to feud with my God. I am here to replace him. Redemption is coming for you and it’s going to piss on your cold, dead body. I am godless but I know you are not. Because you pray to me now.”
Main Event Time!
Darby Allin vs. Christian Cage (with TNT Champion Luchasaurus)!
Jim Ross joined the broadcast team for the main event.
Christian Cage wore the TNT Championship belt to the ring.
“It means so much to him, a title he never won,” said Jim Ross.
Christian worked over Darby’s arm. Christian whipped Darby into the turnbuckles. AR Fox and Swerve Strickland were watching the match backstage on a monitor. Christian nailed Darby with a single arm DDT.
Darby cradled Christian for a near fall. Christian walloped Darby with a right hand. Darby tried a backslide on Christian for another near fall.
Chrisitan Cage continued to focus on Darby’s injured left shoulder. Christian went for the spear, but Darby countered it. Darby rocked Christian with the Code Red. Darby and Christian collided into one another, their heads butting off one another’s.
Darby splashed Christian in the corner twice and then hit a shotgun dropkick! Darby went for a Coffin Drop to Luchasaurus who was on the outside, but Luchasaurus caught Darby and shrugged him off. Christian Cage snuck around the ring and took down Darby with a lariat.
Christian Cage whipped Darby into the guardrail. Chrisitan charged at Darby, but Darby used a drop toe hold and slammed Christian’s head into a steel chair. Darby soared off the top rope with a John Woo style dropkick to Christian who was still sitting on the steel chair that had been propped up on the arena floor!
Darby tried for the Coffin Drop on Christian who was on the apron, but Luchasaurus pulled Christian away. Darby ricocheted off the apron!
“Luchasaurus proving he’s a difference maker,” said Jim Ross.
The ref ejected Luchasaurus from ringside! While the ref was distracted by Luchasaurus, Christian Cage smashed the TNT Championship belt into Darby’s skull! Christian went for the pin, but Darby got his foot on the bottom rope, stopping the count.
The fans chanted “This is awesome! This is awesome!”
Christian Cage went for the spear, but Darby dodged it. Darby nailed Christian with a shotgun dropkick. Christian rocked Darby with a sunset powerbomb and then speared Darby! Christian went for the pin, but Darby was able to kick out somehow! Darby jumped over Christian with a jackknife and pinned Christian!
Tony Schiavone interviewed Darby in the ring after the match!
Luchasaurus came back to the ring. Christian Cage decked Darby from behind! Luchasaurus chokeslammed Darby! Christian covered Darby. Luchasaurus ordered Tony Schiavone to count the pin. Christian Cage demanded Tony Schiavone announce him as the winner! Tony had no choice but to comply.
Catch AEW DYNAMITE: Fyter Fest on TBS next Wednesday live at 8/7ct from Gas South Arena in Duluth, GA!
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