AEW Collision Results
November 25, 2023
Peterson Events Center in Pittsburgh, PA
Results by: Alex Kahrs of Wrestleview.com
Saturday night’s alright for fightin’, whether it’s for a viewing audience or that last bit of pumpkin pie, so uh…let’s get Collidin’!
We get promos from Eddie Kingston, Brody King, and Daniel Garcia before our opening hype package and pyro! Commentary runs down the rules of the Continental Classic and takes a peek at the Blue League’s leaderboard head of our first two matches of the tournament!
We head to ringside for our opening contest as Claudio Castagnoli makes his way to the ring, notably on his own given the rules of the tournament. Out next is Daniel Garcia who is also all on his own tonight, and this match is underway!
AEW Continental Classic Match: Daniel Garcia vs. Claudio Castagnoli
Garcia shows off his agility early on but is caught with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker by Claudio who gets the nearfall. Action heads to the corner as Garcia manages to get the upper hand on Castagnoli with a guillotine…only to get dropped! Claudio takes Garcia back to the corner, but Garcia starts fighting back with forearms until he’s sent away by the former ROH World Champion. Both men find themselves near the apron with Garcia looking in a sleeper on the top rope before sending him off the apron…and giving us a dance in celebration!
Garcia heads to the outside to keep on the attack, setting Claudio on a chair on the outside…before charging for a dropkick sending him into the barricade! He goes for another one, but is caught in mid-air before Castagnoli sends him into the barricade with a big swing before we go to picture-in-picture!
Picture-in-Picture: Claudio stays on the attack here, bringing Garcia into the ring before cinching in a chinlock…Garcia tries to fight out but is dropped to the canvas, before Castagnoli goes right back after him, putting in a nasty submission hold that Garcia tries to fight out of it, finally doing so as we come back!
Garcia fights off the attack of Claudio enough to hit another guillotine, this time transitioning to a rear naked choke that sends Claudio to one knee. The ref checks on him, but Castagnoli gets back up and sends Garcia into the corner…but Garcia stays on the attack, going for an ankle lock! Claudio fights it off, but Garcia catches him with a nearfall. Claudio starts getting back into the match, sending Garcia into the corner for some forearms before dropping the former ROH Pure Champion for a nearfall of his own.
Claudio hits some hammer elbows before setting up for a Ricola Bomb…but Garcia reverses, rolling him up for a nearfall! Then he goes for a Sharpshooter on Claudio…but he reverses into one of his own! Garcia struggles to the ropes, but Claudio pulls him back in toward the center! Garcia slowly but surely twists out of the hold before catching him with a small package for a nearfall…but Claudio gets one of his own! Garcia stays up after a European uppercut, but he gets caught with a Ricola Bomb giving Claudio the pin and the win for his first 3 points of the tournament!
Winner via pinfall: Claudio Castagnoli
Backstage, Eddie Kingston says the cold open wasn’t enough apparently before running down what winning this tournament and holding onto the ROH World Championship and the NJPW STRONG Openweight Champion means for the Mad King. He asks if that’s good enough for the production crew, cause he’s got a match to get ready for. He gets confirmation that he can wrap it up, and he wraps it up!
Back at ringside, Luchasau–I mean, Killswitch–makes his way to the ring for our next contest, a two-on-one handicap match against The Boys!
Two-on-One Handicap Match: Killswitch vs. The Boys
This match goes about how you’d expect, though I will make note of a big chokeslam by Killswitch sending one of the Boys down hard on the apron, followed by a massive lariat that gives Killswitch the pin and the win!
Winner via pinfall: Killswitch
But the former TNT Champion isn’t finished here, as he grabs a pair of steel chairs from under the ring before heading back in…sending the Boy he pinned right onto one set up with a chokeslam, before Adam Copeland rushes out to make the save! He catches Killswitch from behind with a chair to the back, slamming it repeatedly to take him down to the canvas. The chair breaks as a result, and Copeland grabs a piece for more damage on Killswitch!
Copeland continues the damage as he sets Killswitch up on a chair laying down…and hits him with the Conchairto with the other! Copeland’s music hits as he celebrates to a big pop…but Killswitch rises up! Not for long, however, as Copeland takes him down with a spear before hitting another Conchairto for good measure! Copeland celebrates some more as we go to commercial break.
Back from break, Lexy Nair tries to get a word from Adam Copeland, who tells her to go before talking directly to Cage, running him down for all the things he’s been up to before talking about their friendship, saying it was always meant to be the most important thing…until Cage talked about breaking his neck.
Now, Copeland is hunting Cage, and he’s gonna bring pain to Cage’s world…especially when he takes Cage’s TNT Championship, on Dynamite in Montreal on December 6!
Back at ringside, Buddy Matthews and Malakai Black make their way to the ring for our next contest! Out next are Komander and Gravity before this tag bout gets underway!
The House of Black (Buddy Matthews and Malakai Black) vs. Komander and Gravity
Gravity and Buddy start things off here, exchanging holds until Buddy gets the upper hand. Gravity hits the ropes, only to be cut off with a knee by Matthews…but the luchador manages to catch him by surprise with a German suplex! Malakai tags in, and a bit of confusion from Gravity leads to an attack by Malakai. Komander with a tag as Black fights off Gravity now…only to take a big headscissors takedown by Komander!
Buddy intervenes long enough for Malakai to kick Gravity away before hitting a German suplex on Komander for a nearfall as we go to picture-in-picture!
Picture-in-Picture: Buddy tags in to keep on the attack, which quickly turns into a focus on keeping Komander worn down and away from any chance at a tag. Black gets back in and gets a nearfall…and, inexplicably, we go to full commercial break here. Thanks, TNT!
Back from break, Komander is starting to fight back as Buddy’s tagged black in…but Buddy drops him down before tagging Malakai right back in. Double suplex attempt, but Komander gets out of it and gets a tag to Gravity! Gravity flies high as he takes down both of House of Black…until Malakai stops him, leading to a double knee attack that drops the luchador! Komander tags himself in as House of Black are distracted, and now it’s the AAA Cruiserweight Champion who’s now on a roll before getting the cover on Malakai…BUT MALAKAI KICKS OUT!
Komander takes to the ropes, but is distracted by Matthews leading to an attack by Malakai. Gravity gets back in the ring, eventually countering a vertical suplex into a jaw breaker…but gets caught on a dive attempt! He stops them from hitting a powerbomb, fighting them off long enough for Komander to walk the ropes for a big dive onto them instead!
HOB are brought back into the ring as Komander and Gravity climb the corners, leaping off the top turnbuckle…and right onto a pair of knees from both Malakai and Buddy! HOB take Gravity crashing down with a double knee before beating down Komander, sending the luchador to the corner before Malakai sits down, taunting him before Buddy hits a big stomp giving House of Black the pin and the win!
Winners via pinfall: House of Black (Malakai Black & Buddy Matthews)
We go backstage where Action Andretti and Darius Martin talk about teaming up…and unfortunately, some weird glitch (at least on the TNT app?) seems to completely butcher whatever this segment is, though it’s clear that Darius’s Top Flight partner is finally back in the mix!
Back at ringside, Julia Hart makes her to the ring for our next match as we are informed the House Rule for this match is No Count Out. Out next is her first challenger as the returning Lady Frost makes her way to the ring before this match gets underway!
TBS Championship (House Rules – No Count Out): Julia Hart defends against Lady Frost
The two lock up early on, with Frost getting an upper hand on the champion until Julia stops the momentum, leaving the ring to force Frost to slip up…which costs her as she gets sent to the apron! Julia brings Frost out of the ring for more damage, sending her against the barricade as she takes advantage of the rule Frost brought into the match.
Hart sends Frost down before going for a chair, realizing she could be disqualified for using it but recognizing she could still retain the title. Frost manages to fight that off however, sending Julia down before looking for a moonsault off the steel steps…but to no avail! Julia brings her to the ramp, setting the chair up before sitting her challenger in it and dropping her down hard! Action comes back to the ring as Julia ends up getting caught in a set of kicks by the challenger…but the champ retaliates, hitting a big lariat before locking in the Hartless! Frost has no choice but to tap out, giving Hart the win in her first title defense!
Winner via submission and still TBS Champion: Julia Hart
Backstage, we hear from Don Callis and Powerhouse Hobbs as Don is not thrilled about the Golden Jets already getting a shot at the tag titles…but is much more focused on setting Hobbs up for success. And in case you didn’t know, Hobbs lets you know he’s big, he’s black, and he’s jacked…and anybody can get it!
We head back to ringside for our next match, as FTR make their way to the ring. Out next are The Righteous before this tag match gets underway!
FTR vs. The Righteous
We start off with Cash and Vincent, the latter immediately sending Cash to the corner with some punches. He follows with some stomps before Cash turns it around with a shoulder tackle before tagging in Dax, who rocks Vincent before dropping him for a nearfall. Vincent back on it now, taking Dax down hard before sending him to the corner for a tag to Dutch.
The big man takes Harwood down with ease, but Dax starts fighting back out of the corner before Dutch catches him! Dutch with a bearhug but Dax fights out of it, before sending Dutch and Vincent to the outside as we go to picture-in-picture!
Picture-in-Picture: FTR start to get in control of the match now, until Vincent manages to catch Dax by surprise which turns things around in the favor of The Righteous. Tag made to Dutch as they beat down on Dax, with Dutch wearing him down as Vincent tags right back in…but Dax starts fighting back! Vincent responds with a chin lock as we come back!
The Righteous continue to wear down Dax until he fights back, looking for a sunset flip…tag made to Dutch in the meantime, and Dutch drops for a big splash for a nearfall on Dax! Shoulder powerbomb follows this, but Dax avoids a Dutch senton! Vincent tags in, going after Dax…who fights out of it and makes the tag to Wheeler!
Wheeler is shootin’ for some momentum as he goes off on The Righteous, eventually sending Dutch out of the ring…but Vincent is right on top of him, sneaking a tag for Dutch as Cash takes him down, only to get dropped down hard with a side slam! BUT CASH KICKS OUT!
Righteous are fought off before Dax tags in…and FTR hit the Shatter Machine for the pin and the win!
Winners via pinfall: FTR
The celebration is short however, as House of Black interrupt calling out FTR saying that no one will save them. Not Claudio, not Wheeler Yuta…and not CM Punk. Malakai says there’s a misconception, that this place is not the brotherhood that FTR say it is…and shortly after, the lights cut out and Malakai laughs before FTR’s music hits again.
Back from break, the segment from earlier tonight is re-aired as Action Andretti talks about teaming with Darius Martin, and as Dynamite heads to Minneapolis this Wednesday, Dante Martin returns!
We get a look at the AEW World Tag Team Champions attacking the Golden Jets before we head to ringside, where Tony Schiavone introduces Ricky Starks and Big Bill to the ring for a few words. Ricky runs down the future challengers before Big Bill talks about how he knew he would be back to the top despite everything he’d been through the past few years.
The champions are fully aware of all the accolades between Omega and Jericho, but insists they are not ready for the champions, saying they will embarrass the Golden Jets. Bill compares himself and Starks to various duos of basketball’s best before running their future opponents down some more!
Video Package: The competitors of the Gold League are highlighted as the Continental Classic rolls on with another match to come tonight!
Back at ringside, Keith Lee makes his way to the ring for our next match! Out next is Lee Moriarty, and this match gets underway!
“Limitless” Keith Lee vs. Lee Moriarty
The two square off and Moriarty hits the ropes, only to get dropped with the Pounce by Keith as we go to picture-in-picture!
Picture-in-Picture: The battle of power versus agility continues with Moriarty finally getting an upper hand over the bigger of the two Lees…just as we go to another commercial break. Thanks again, TNT!
Back from break and Moriarty is still in control of the match, going after an armbar of sorts on the Limitless one…but Keith Lee IS Limitless for a reason, and powers out of it! Moriarty goes back on the attack but gets walloped with a lariat by Keith! Moriarty tries to slam Keith’s head into the turnbuckle but to no avail…only for Moriarty to catch him with a bulldog for a nearfall! Moriarty is feeling it now as he rears back for a big kick…but Keith catches it!
Moriarty manages to connect with another one, but is shoved away by Keith…who blocks a crossbody with a shoulder block and then drops him to the canvas for the pin and the win!
Winner via pinfall: Keith Lee
Backstage, Keith Lee gives a few words on how good Lee Moriarty is before talking about being misrepresented and mistreated, saying “he” is next before walking off.
We head back to ringside now for our main event, as Brody King heads to the ring without his House of Black comrades per the rules of the tournament. Out next is Eddie Kingston, who is typically on his own anyway but he’s good with that as the match gets underway!
AEW Continental Classic Match: Eddie Kingston vs. Brody King
The two men lock up, with Brody getting a side headlock that’s fought off by Eddie, who can’t seem to take Brody down…but neither can Brody drop Eddie early on! This leads to an exchange of strikes that ends with Brody sending the man with two belts out of the ring! Eddie gets back to the apron, but is sent off with a big boot by Brody…who leaves the ring to cause even more damage with some hard chops!
Brody stays on the attack until the champ sends him crashing against the steel steps! Eddie breaks the ref’s count by rolling in and out of the ring, but the pause gives Brody an opening to get right back into things as he sends Eddie into the barricade…and then hits him with a low cross body splash against the barricade!
Ref admonishes him saying to get the action back in the ring, but things continue to break down as Eddie tries to fight back before Brody sends him back in the ring! Brody lays it on thick on the champ before hitting a big senton, and Eddie’s clutching himself in pain as we go to picture-in-picture!
Picture-in-Picture: Brody with a nearfall as Eddie is still struggling, heading toward the ropes…but Brody catches him, setting him up against the corner for more damage. Brody continues to wear the champ down, setting him up on the turnbuckle for a superplex until Eddie starts fighting back as we return from break!
Despite his best efforts, Eddie is sent down to the canvas with a superplex by Brody! Eddie is then stood back up by the big man of the House of Black, who sends him toward the corner…but Eddie drops nearly deadweight. Ref checks on Eddie who insists he is still good to go as Brody charges toward him…only to take a boot to the face! Champ is still in it as Eddie drops Brody to the canvas with a clothesline…but both men are down now!
Ref begins the count as both men slowly get to their feet. Brody’s up first but Eddie catches him in the corner with a flurry of strikes! Eddie looking for an exploder but it gets reversed into a German suplex…but Eddie isn’t fully down! Hurriken on a charging Brody, but the spinning backfist only gets him a nearfall!
Ref starts a new standing count as both men are once again struggling to get to their feet…and the count reaches eight before they’re back up! They fight back to their feet with strikes, egging each other on into an exchange of chops that seem to really wear each other down. Brody builds up some speed and goes to the ropes, but takes an enziguri and a DDT as Eddie covers…BUT BRODY KICKS OUT!
Eddie slow to his feet, watching Brody before setting up for a suplex…but Brody fights out of it! No piledriver for Kingston either, as King drops him with a back body drop! Brody goes back on the offensive until Eddie catches him with one exploder followed by a half and half! Saito suplex for the cover…BUT KING KICKS OUT AGAIN!
Eddie finally back on his feet bringing Brody up, but King fights it off again before hitting a big piledriver on the champ! Cover by Brody…BUT KINGSTON HAS A FOOT UNDER THE ROPE!
Brody’s back to his feet, ready to end this as Eddie is finally stood up again. Brody hits some big forearms on the champ…who hits a Hurriken on Brody! But King hits a pump kick and a powerbomb…and he gets the pin and the win for his first 3 points of the tournament!
Winner via pinfall: Brody King
King gets to his feet, looking down at the fallen champion. This match might not have been for the titles themselves, but Brody knows the three points he earns–and the fact he’s just pinned the champion putting the titles on the line IN the tournament–are a big deal as this show comes to a close!
- AEW Continental Classic Match: Claudio Castagnoli def. Daniel Garcia
- Two-on-One Handicap Match: Killswitch def. The Boys
- The House of Black (Buddy Matthews and Malakai Black) def. Komander and Gravity
- TBS Championship (House Rules – No Count Out): Julia Hart def. Lady Frost
- FTR def. The Righteous
- “Limitless” Keith Lee def. Lee Moriarty
- AEW Continental Classic Match: Brody King def. Eddie Kingston
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That’ll do it for this week! Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you on Wednesday for Dynamite as the Continental Classic and the road to Worlds End continues!