AEW Collision: June 24
June 24, 2023 4:33 PM - Season 1, Episode 2 - Subscribe

The second episode of Collision is also the go-home show for Forbidden Door, as Chicago gets a preview of Tanahashi's greatness, the final participants are revealed, and Miro will actually say words!

The announced card for tonight:

We’ll hear from Miro

Christian Cage discusses Luchasaurus winning the TNT title

Darby Allin and Sting reveal their trios partner for Forbidden Door
If it isn't Tetsuya Naito coming to get his payback on Jericho, then I don't know what's happenning
Owen Hart Tournament Women’s Quarterfinal: Nyla Rose vs. Willow Nightingale
The "problem" with Willow unexpectedly becoming NJPW's Women's Champion is that it's no longer possible to book her as an underdog anymore -- since she's the champ, an upset in Round 1 would be very poor showing indeed
Powerhouse Hobbs in action

Brody King vs. Adrade El Idolo

Swerve Strickland vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
I'm frankly surprised Tanahashi is wrestling the night before a PPV, this is not 2017 and Tana's body is kinda wrecked. But since he's still a member of CHAOS perhaps the Best Friends will connect up to make this a short match
CM Punk, FTR, and Ricky Starks vs. Jay White, Juice Robinson, and The Gunns
posted by The Pluto Gangsta (5 comments total)

Look at the drip on that man, like a live-action One Piece character
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 5:14 PM on June 24, 2023

Also, I was mistaken in the post: this episode is in Toronto, not Chicago.
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 5:39 PM on June 24, 2023

Swerve basically saved Tanahashi with some quick thinking in this slightly slower-paced match -- he went up for the High Fly Flow and stumbled and Swerve got up from prone to rescue him but make it look like an attack.

Andrade vs Brody King, on the other hand is super physical, with Andrade doing his best to attack the knees while Brody tries to slap the pectoral muscle clean off his ribs. Crazy that anyone would trade chops with Brody. The ending is rare for AEW -- a run-in causing a disqualification -- but if it means LFI will feud with the House Of Black I'm OK with it.
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 5:55 PM on June 24, 2023

Willow proving that she can, without a doubt, deadlift powerbomb Nyla Rose. I don't know what the backstage politics are of her defending her NJPW title on AEW shows, but I hope she does at least a few title defenses on shows I can watch.
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 6:29 PM on June 24, 2023

Quote from my friend's Discord: "Punk is getting booed and cheered equally by the crowds -- he's finally become John Cena, which is what he secretly wanted all those years."

Bullet Club and the Gunns keep their heat and pick up the win, but Cash Wheeler and Ricky Starks distinguish themselves with some choice spots.
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 7:04 PM on June 24, 2023

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