AEW Collision recap & reactions: Bryan Danielson’s future

AEW Collision (Sept. 9, 2023) emanated from Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, OH. The present featured Bryan Danielson addressing his future, the Grand Slam World Title Eliminator Event semifinals, two championship bouts, the return of Jade Cargill, and extra on the fallout to All Out.

Get caught up on all of the Collision particulars with top-notch play-by-play from Geno Mrosko.

Saturday night time is alright for preventing. The Grand Slam World Title Eliminator Event was the primary attraction. When looking the satan, typically you need to decide a battle with a demon. Samoa Joe is coming for Pentagon. Roderick Robust deliberate to interrupt Darby Allin’s again. Allin wasn’t involved. He’ll at all times select to depart his physique within the ring for a championship alternative.

Earlier than we get to the match outcomes, Bryan Danielson had one thing very fascinating to say.

Bryan Danielson’s future

Bryan Danielson was recent off his strap match victory over Ricky Starks at All Out. He addressed what’s subsequent in a wide range of methods. Danielson began by mentioning a promise to his daughter. When she turns seven, he’ll begin winding down his profession. She’s six proper now. Danielson retains his guarantees, so time is working out. Danielson flipped that information right into a ferocious optimistic. He plans to have probably the most epic yr of his profession kicking everybody’s head in.

With restricted time remaining, Danielson might be calling his pictures. The primary call-out was Zack Sabre Jr. at WrestleDream on October 1. He desires to problem the perfect technical wrestler on the earth.

Earlier than Danielson may proceed, Ricky Starks interrupted. He was flanked by Large Invoice Morrissey. Starks identified how he had an enormous exhibiting at All Out, and but he’s caught again in catering for this present. Starks determined it’s time to graduate from hungry to grasping. Danielson reduce him off. He was impressed with Starks’ coronary heart of their match. Danielson referenced how Blackpool Fight Membership members bleed collectively to earn respect. The American Dragon grabbed a t-shirt with the implication to supply BBC membership to Starks. Increase! Invoice clobbered Danielson. Starks stopped the large man in a minor tease of excited about the provide, then he went to work smashing Danielson himself. Jon Moxley ran out to leap on the enormous’s again as a skirmish ensued with Starks and Invoice standing tall.

Rattling, that phase was fireplace. Danielson toyed with out feelings about future retirement solely to rev us up with pleasure for the yr to return. It’s going to be a wild conclusion to his profession, and I’m pumped to see what large matches AEW has in thoughts. It ought to make each Danielson match must-see TV, as a result of you possibly can’t be certain when the tip is right here. Followers must savor what

As for Starks, he established himself within the subsequent part of his development. He must observe via by grabbing the bull by its horns on display screen if he desires to succeed in that subsequent degree. Invoice added a component of hazard along with his energy and measurement. I cherished seeing Moxley cost in to have Danielson’s again. Danielson has form of been an affiliate on display screen somewhat than at all times with BCC always. Moxley’s help cemented the concept that their union is powerful. Invoice goes to get his shot at Mox for the Worldwide Championship, and that needs to be an fascinating train to see how Mox chomps down the enormous. All in all, this phase was open that delivers within the second and produces a wide range of instructions for future pleasure.

Grand Slam World Title Eliminator Event semifinals

Roderick Robust and Darby Allin met on one half of the bracket. Robust continued milking the guilt journey on Adam Cole with a promo bundle. He has at all times been there when Cole wanted him, however the identical didn’t happen in return. It tears Robust aside listening to Cole name MJF his brother. Robust will undergo the match to win the world title, however that gained’t make him completely happy. He simply desires his buddy again. This video is wealthy.

Robust’s neck was nonetheless in ache, however Allin wasn’t with out his personal points. His sore backbone was exacerbated by a sneak assault from Luchasaurus backstage. Christian Cage vowed to verify Allin by no means turns into a champion once more on his watch. Luchasaurus launched Allin into the metal curtain.

Allin refused to desert the match, so he arrived in dangerous form. Allin showcased his classic feral preventing fashion making an attempt to outlive Robust’s offense. Robust stayed concentrate on the again and executed a brutal backbreaker onto the highest turnbuckle to ship Allin tumbling to the ground. Robust wrestled a sensible sport total, however I didn’t perceive his resolution to roll Allin again into the ring as a substitute of a possible count-out victory.

Allin rallied down the stretch, so the Kingdom tried to get cozy with him. Nick Wayne protested, and AR Fox ran right down to even the percentages. Fox’s presence ended up doing extra hurt than good. Allin nailed a Scorpion Demise Drop, however the injury all through the match had taken its toll. He slowly inched towards the turnbuckle for a Coffin Drop. Fisticuffs erupted between the skin events, and Fox unintentionally hit Wayne. Allin went for the Coffin Drop, however Robust received his knees as much as block. Robust pounced to complete with a suplex backbreaker. The Kingdom instantly rushed into the ring to use the neck brace on Robust. Afterward, Wayne was pissed off with Fox, and Fox appeared to really feel responsible.

For as broken as these characters had been, Robust and Allin placed on a heck of a match. It was a mix of fierce strikes with a robust show of intestinal fortitude. They should run this again sooner or later when each are wholesome. The pre-match assault on Allin protects him in defeat to maintain him sizzling to chase Christian for the TNT title. The story between Wayne and Fox felt injected into the match somewhat than a pure incidence. The Christian malarkey was sufficient by itself. Allin didn’t want this petty beef anchoring him down as nicely within the match environment. I’m not even positive it performed a lot of an element within the end anyway. Fox’s transfer off the ring put up did power Allin to attend an additional few seconds, and perhaps that was all it took for Robust to get well. It’s robust to know for positive, as a result of Allin took his candy time crawling to the nook within the first place.

The opposite half of the bracket noticed Samoa Joe versus Pentagon within the Collision predominant occasion. Joe set the tone with a headbutt when Penta was styling for Cero Miedo. Joe was a beast. Penta had his moments of success, however he was soundly smashed every time his bravado outweighed his mind in going toe-to-toe with strikes towards Joe. The closing sequence began when Joe did his walk-away spot on a dive from Penta. There had been a desk beforehand arrange, and the luchador crashed via the wooden.

Again contained in the ring, Penta went for a pumphandle grip, however Joe countered into the Coquina Clutch choke. Pentagon tapped out, and he doesn’t do that fairly often. Spectacular win by Joe.

Joe is on roll. He’s veering towards peak kind from a contest perspective. Joe was by no means in bother of dropping to Pentagon, and that masked man is a harmful foe. This dominance is efficient within the notion that MJF’s world title is in deep trouble if he meets Joe at Grand Slam. It’s becoming that Joe and Robust meet within the match ultimate in Dynamite. It was Joe who initially injured Robust’s neck. That story inside itself ought to produce an intense match.

Let’s jam via the remainder of Collision.

AEW Worldwide Championship: Jon Moxley retained towards Motion Andretti. Open problem. Moxley means what he says in regards to the Blackpool Fight Membership being able to battle anytime. Moxley was too bodily for Andretti, so the speedster juked and jived to keep away from contact. That’s to not say Andretti backed down in any respect. He simply tailored in a sensible means, and it paid off by Moxley hurting himself greater than Andretti’s offense did. Mox collided into ring posts smashing his shoulder and tweaked his knee touchdown on a flying assault when Andretti giddied as much as keep away from the hits. In the long run, Andretti gave Moxley a few of his personal drugs by kicking his head in. The gang booed loudly at Andretti’s tactic. That caught the teenager abruptly. He hesitated for a quick second, and Moxley wrapped him up in a chokehold to win.

This match was an fascinating fashion conflict. It actually felt like two distinctive units of expertise in competitors. Andretti appeared good regardless of defeat, and his loss appeared extra like a rookie mistake to study somewhat than Moxley being extra dominant. Moxley continues to observe within the footsteps of Orange Cassidy as champion. First it was as a preventing champion. Now, Moxley’s physique is getting worn down. This title reign is taking its device rapidly too. He won’t make it to 31 title defenses in a single piece. Large Invoice is up subsequent on Dynamite, and the injury Mox took on this match will imply he gained’t be 100%.

TBS Championship: Kris Statlander retained towards Robyn Renegade; shock return of Jade Cargill. Statlander dealt with enterprise over the Renegade twins. Charlette Renegade was ringside to assist her sister. Statlander popped Charlette within the kisser earlier than scoring a roll-up on Robyn to win.

After the match, Charlette clipped Statlander’s knee. The Renegades stomped Statlander, then Cargill made her return to AEW. She pounded the Renegades. When Statlander provided a hand of thanks, Cargill slammed her with Jaded. The previous TBS champ stood tall holding the belt.

Statlander put in work. It was a meat and potatoes protection. Nothing flashy. The Renegades did their factor, however there was by no means any doubt about who would win. The shock of Jade introduced an immediate attraction to the TBS title. Statlander is placing on good matches, however she hasn’t owned the second but in her title run for a particular reign. A rematch with Jade needs to be electrical. A victory by Statlander in that matchup may turn into a memorable second to cement her standing as champion.

Bullet Membership Gold defeated Gravity, Aerostar, and Dios del Inframundo. This was speculated to be an 8-man tag, however Jay White was absent for private causes. Cardblade was there ringside although. Additionally to notice, Dios del Inframundo is the unique Drago from AAA and Lucha Underground. The luchador modified his identify as a free agent. Again to the motion. The high-flyers had spurts of success, however the Gunns cleaned home on a 3:10to Yuma. Juice Robinson hit an inverted DDT to win. Yet another notice. Andrade was scouting the match backstage. His motive was not clear.

Bullet Membership Gold is definitely making the Gunns into professional threats. Every week that passes, the Gunns look higher and higher. It was good seeing Aerostar and Drago reunited for an look in AEW. I hope they’ll get extra work within the Tony Khan multiverse, even when it lands them on ROH. They are often entertaining when given time to prepare dinner.

Fenix defeated Angelico. Fenix made his return from that beatdown by Moxley. His focus is to take the Worldwide title from Mox. Angelico was step one towards that objective. Angelico grounded Fenix with nifty mat work, however Fenix wouldn’t be denied. A rolling cutter paved the best way for a Fireplace Driver to win.

I like the thought of constructing towards Moxley versus Fenix to make it really feel extra particular versus simply throwing it on TV with minimal announcement. Fenix was upset with Large Invoice for chopping the road, and that established the Fenix’s want as motivation.

Notes: The present has numerous fast promos. First up is the Outcasts. Ruby Soho hasn’t forgotten how Toni Storm value her the match within the TBS title bout at All Out. Saraya thinks they should smack some sense into Toni.

Eddie Kingston proposed another spherical with Claudio Castagnoli. NJPW title versus ROH title in New York at Grand Slam. Claudio accepted on one situation. When Claudio wins, Kingston should shake his hand and admit respect. Claudio closed with a stone chilly line. He is aware of that he’ll finally lose the ROH World Championship to a greater man, however Kingston won’t ever be that higher man. It’s robust to know what’s happening inside Kingston’s head, however his confidence appeared shaken.

CJ Perry (aka Lana) spoke about her relationship with Miro. She needed to point out that she will lead him to gold once more, however his cussed aspect scorned her. If Miro goes down his personal path, then she determine to do the identical to succeed in her potential as a supervisor. It appears like Miro’s sizzling and versatile spouse may be in enterprise with new purchasers.

The Darkish Order aired a business selling their model. They urged followers to help one thing (the Darkish Order) of which means and objective.

The Acclaimed and Billy Gunn are on a world tour from London to Chicago to New York Metropolis for Grand Slam.

FTR wants extra challengers, in order that they opened the books to any tag group that desires to make a reputation for themselves. It was later introduced that the Iron Savages will problem FTR for the AEW tag titles subsequent week. This might be an intriguing idea to maintain FTR on display screen wrestling and to justify ‘unworthy’ opponents. With FTR within the high of the division, this could present recent matchups within the coming weeks.

Will Hobbs took the Redeemer to the restrict. He claimed to be the true winner by standing tall over Miro after the match.

Keith Lee is rolling solo on Collision. His recommendation to future opponents is to run.

The Righteous should not afraid to make use of their energy to harm.

Stud of the Present: Samoa Joe

It’s wanting like Samoan Joseph can’t be stopped from a showdown with MJF. He has been a power of destruction currently.

Match of the Evening: Roderick Robust vs. Darby Allin

Thrilling match working across the limitations of promoting accidents.

Grade: B+

This episode of Collision was jam-packed with content material. Matches had been pleasant, and the promos set the course for characters.

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