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AEW Collision Results for July 8, 2023


**CONTAINS SPOILERS**


Tonight’s episode of AEW COLLISION was broadcast live from the Brandt Centre in Regina, SK!

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!


CM Punk came down to the ring in street clothes to kick off the show, demanding a microphone!


CM Punk: “I got a big match tonight. There’s some history that needs to be detailed. It’s not just about me and it’s not just about Joe. It’s about everybody here in Hart Stampeded Country! This is the biggest match of my career.


“If Joe kills me in a dream he better wake up and apologize. Feels like the finals of the tournament but it’s not. I’d be looking past Hobbs and Starks. But tonight, history will be made. Samoa Joe has said it and he is right. 18 years since I’ve been in the ring with Samoa Joe. I’ve got missing teeth and scars because of this man. Bigger than me, bigger than Joe, bigger than Samoa Joe vs. CM Punk, and that’s Owen Hart!


“If it wasn’t for Owen Hart a lot of that locker room might be empty right now. I might not be here right now. None of us would be here if it was not for Owen Hart. I am a hockey guy and I know this is a hockey town, but I’m also not superstitious. I will touch the trophy not because I deserve it but because I will earn it!


“I cannot promise a victory. I have never beat Samoa Joe. But I believe and one think I can promise you is in that ring, win, lose, or draw, I will leave everything in that ring for you, for me, for you sitting at home, and for Owen!”


Owen Hart Foundation Men’s Tournament Semi-Final Match!

Powerhouse Hobbs (with QTV) vs. “Absolute” Ricky Starks!


They locked up and Hobbs shoved Starks into the turnbuckles. Starks ducked a lariat but ate a forearm from Powerhouse. Starks clotheslined Hobbs over the top rope, sending Powerhouse to the arena floor.


Back in the ring, Hobbs steamrolled Starks with a lariat. Hobbs bludgeoned Starks in the corner with stiff shots. Hobbs caught a charging Starks with a hard back elbow. Hobbs planted Starks with a vertical suplex.


“If you’re creating a wrestler for the Fight Forever videogame, you wind up with a physical specimen like Powerhouse Hobbs,” said Kevin Kelly.


“He’s the ideal wrestler,” replied Nigel.


Starks escaped a hold from Hobbs and countered with a high stacked powerbomb! Starks hit Hobbs with a DDT. QT grabbed Starks’ ankle as he was running the ropes. As the ref was admonishing QT Marshall, Hobbs nailed Starks with a spinebuster. Hobbs went for the pin, but the ref was still distracted by QT who was on the apron. Hobbs got up and screamed at QT to get down. Starks hit Hobbs, knocking Hobbs into QT Marshall. Starks followed up with a massive spear to Powerhouse and then scored the pin!

After the match QT Marshall approached Powerhouse Hobbs in the ring. QT was pleading his case as best as he could. “I’m sorry!” said QT. Hobbs shoved QT Marshall to the mat.

Aaron Solo jumped in the ring and tried to place peacemaker. Hobbs slammed Solo with a spinebuster. Harley Cameron jumped in between Hobbs and QT, acting as a human shield. An enraged Hobbs left the ring and headed to the back by himself.

“QT Marshall was lucky that woman was there to save him,” said Kevin Kelly.

“The Redeemer” Miro had some powerful and ominous words for his opponents!

“Many men have lost themselves after a deal with the devil. But only one man has found himself after a showdown with his god. No buddy can hurt the man who has nothing left to love, nothing left to covet. I cannot be tempted from my path. Not by a false god or a double joined hot wife. I am Miro!


Willow Nightingale was backstage with Tony Schiavone!

Willow: “This injury was not the way I wanted to return to Collision.”

ROH Women’s Champion Athena interrupted: “Is this injury legit? We all know why you’re delaying this match. You didn’t want to take another ‘L’ to the ROH Women’s Champ.”


Willow: “This coming Friday at Rampage I’ll be ready!”


House of Black’s Julia Hart (with Brody King) vs. Bambi Hall!


Julia Hart kicked Bambi in the thigh. Julia tripped Bambi and then slapped her in the face. Julia applied the Heartless Lock on Bambi and forced a quick tap out!


“Color me impressed. Julia Hart with a quick victory,” said Nigel.


“24 straight wins now in AEW competition for Julia Hart,” added Kevin Kelly.

From an undisclosed location, Malakai Black had a message for Andrade El Idolo!


Malakai: “Why is the guy who wears masks telling me I can’t wear mask? Maybe you’ll understand why I took yours. You didn’t become who you are until you took off the mask. While I have to hide in plain sight with my mask. You don’t realize when you took off your mask you had more power. You can’t seem to let go of your mask and you can’t seem to see how great you can be until I show you. Together we will make sure that the entire world will see how truly great I know you are.”


Lexy Nair was backstage with Andrade El Idolo!


Andrade: “Malakai, look at me. I am a businessman. Do you think I hide behind my mask? I am not a coward like you. My mask is everything to me. It’s about my family. About my culture. About my country. About all Latin people. So, when I have my mask on, I forget the business. And when I take my mask off, it’s time to fight, time to win.”


Eliminator Match!

AEW World Tag Team Champions FTR—Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood

vs.

Bullet Club Gold— “Switchblade” Jay White & Juice Robinson!


Dax took down Jay White with a side headlock. Dax hip tossed Switchblade. Juice tagged in to stall FTR’s momentum.


Cash and Juice locked up and Juice wrenched Cash’s arm. Cash came back with a fireman’s takeover. Cash monkey flipped Juice. All four men got in the ring and slugged it out! FTR hit stereo German suplexes on Bullet Club Gold!

Dax lifted Cash and then planted him on Juice with a leg drop. Cash hit an atomic drop and then blasted Juice with an uppercut forearm. Juice retaliated with a hotshot. As the ref was distracted, Jay White splatted Cash on the ring apron.


Juice smashed Cash Wheeler with a senton. Jay grabbed a tag and applied a bear hug to Cash. Jay spat at Harwood and then put Cash in the Muta Lock. Dax jumped in the ring and took a shot at Juice, breaking the hold.

Jay White suplexed Cash into the turnbuckles for a near fall. Bullet Club Gold utilized quick tags to isolate Cash Wheeler in their corner. Wheeler went for a clothesline on Jay White but White backdropped Wheeler out of the ring.


Dax got a tag and cleaned house with a flurry of offense. Dax rocked White with two German suplexes. Dax put an exclamation point at the end of the sentence with a brain buster to Switchblade.

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


Cash planted Juice spine first on the ring apron! Dax climbed to the top turnbuckle and superplexed Jay White! Cash jumped from the top with a splash to White. Dax covered Switchblade for a near fall!


Jay White nailed Cash with a sleeper suplex! Jay went for the Bladerunner, but Dax ran in to save his partner. FTR tried to hit the Big Rig on Jay, but Juice jumped in the ring to save Jay White.


“Great escape from White!” yelled Nigel.


Dax grabbed a tag and FTR rocked Jay with a stuffed piledriver. Juice broke up the pin attempt on Jay White, saving his team from defeat.

“They refuse to go quietly in the night,” said Nigel.


Jay White hit the Regal Plex on Dax for a near fall. Harwood used a rebound powerbomb on Switchblade, but Switchblade kicked out at two!


“I can’t believe it!” said Kevin Kelly.


Juice jumped in and connected with a leg lariat on Dax. Jay White rocked Cash with the Bladerunner! Jay White and Dax Harwood exchanged chops. Juice got a blind tag to Jay White, and while Dax continued to grapple with White, whom he thought was the legal man, Robinson spiked Dax with the Juicebox! Juice was able to pin before Cash Wheeler was able to break up the pin.


“Bullet Club Gold one step away!” said Nigel.


“Championship opportunity on the way for Bullet Club Gold,” added Kevin Kelly.


It was announced that next Saturday, immediately following Collision, it’ll be AEW Battle of the Belts VII, featuring TNT Champ Luchasaurus defending against Shawn Spears!

Tony Schiavone was backstage with AEW World Tag Champs FTR!

Bullet Club Gold interrupted them!


Juice: “Tony, you’re interviewing the wrong guys. We’re the best tag team of the night.”


Jay White: “I think we might have ourselves the right to call ourselves the best tag team in the world. Why? Because we just beat FTR. We’ve beaten you guys twice now. The only thing sweeter will be beating you twice in one night, two out of three falls, for those championships.”

Dax: “2 out of 3 falls, next week, you’ve got it!”


Action Andretti vs. Scorpio Sky!


Scorpio Sky and Action Andretti chain wrestled. Sky rolled up Action for a two count. Scorpio Sky smashed Action with a double foot stomp to Action’s back.


Action fired back with a neck breaker to Scorpio Sky. He followed up with a tope suicida.


“He landed perfectly,” said Nigel.


Action nailed Scorpio with a Spanish Fly for a near fall. Action clocked Scorpio with a thrust kick. He followed up with a shotgun dropkick.


Action attempted a split legged moonsault, but Scorpio raised his knees to counter it! Scorpio Sky rocked Action with the TKO and pinned him!

After the match as a sign of respect, Scorpio Sky helped Action to his feet.


Main Event Time!

Owen Hart Foundation Men’s Tournament Semi-Final Match!

CM Punk vs. ROH World Television Champion Samoa Joe!

“What an atmosphere,” said Nigel.


Punk ducked a roundhouse kick from Samoa Joe. Punk chopped at Samoa Joe. Punk ducked a chop from Joe.


“This has been a long time coming. Eighteen years,” said Nigel.


The fans chanted “CM Punk! CM Punk!”


Punk jabbed at Samoa Joe, utilizing his quickness. Punk jumped off the turnbuckles, but Samoa Joe simply moved out of the way. Samoa Joe lit up Punk’s chest with chops. He blasted Punk with a kick to the chest.


Samoa Joe boxed CM Punk into the corner. Punk tried to rally back with a flurry of offense but eventually Samoa Joe forced Punk back down to the mat. Samoa Joe knocked CM Punk off the top turnbuckle, with Punk crashing onto the arena floor.


Punk’s mouth was busted open, a result of the bludgeoning from Samoa Joe. Punk got to his feet and connected with a leg lariat. Samoa Joe locked on a sleeper. CM Punk countered with a suplex.


“What was left in the tank of CM Punk may have just been expelled, escaping from that hold,” said Kevin Kelly.


Punk connected with a running knee in the corner, and then a second running knee! And then a third! Punk hit a short arm lariat on Samoa Joe. Punk climbed to the top rope and dropped the elbow for a near fall on Samoa Joe.

Punk hoisted up Samoa Joe for the GTS, but Joe escaped and applied the cross face to Punk! CM Punk managed to reach the bottom rope, forcing the ref to break the hold. Samoa Joe used a pair of Kawada kicks on Punk. Joe snap power slammed Punk for a two-count.


The fans chanted “Owen Hart! Owen Hart! Owen Hart!”

Punk surprised Samoa Joe with a high roundhouse kick! Samoa Joe knocked Punk off the top turnbuckle. Joe was looking for the Muscle Buster, but Punk fought out of it. He hit Joe with a neck breaker. Punk attempted the GTS again, but Samoa Joe countered, going back to the chokehold. Punk escaped, rolled up Samoa Joe and scored the victory!


“CM Punk wins! CM Punk has finally beaten Samoa Joe!” said Kevin Kelly.


“What a match! CM Punk said, ‘Tell me when I’m telling lies.’ Tonight, Punk tells the truth. This is a new chapter in the rivalry of Samoa Joe and CM Punk,” replied Nigel.


“Punk advances to the finals. Next week, the Owen Hart Foundation Men’s Tournament Final, CM Punk against Ricky Starks!” said Kevin Kelly.


After the match, as the fans chanted “Owen Hart!”, Samoa Joe offered his hand to CM Punk as a sign of sportsmanship. CM Punk accepted Joe’s gesture, but then Samoa Joe locked Punk in a sleeper!

“I’ve always been better than you!” said Samoa Joe.


Samoa Joe went out of the ring to grab a steel chair but thankfully FTR ran down to the ring to protect Punk.

“Absolute” Ricky Starks walked onto the ramp and stared at CM Punk.


“Next week Ricky Starks and CM Punk will honor Canada’s favorite son,” said Nigel.


“Next week it’s CM Punk versus Ricky Starks for the Owen Hart Tournament trophy!” added Kevin Kelly.


Catch AEW DYNAMITE on TBS next Wednesday live at 8/7ct from the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, SK!


And remember…the home of professional wrestling is All Elite Wrestling!

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