AEW Collision: December 2, 2023 (& Dec 1 Rampage)
December 4, 2023 9:52 PM - Season 1, Episode 25 - Subscribe

Bryan Danielson won't allow an orbital bone fracture and a Solid Snake eyepatch keep him from having his first match in AEW's Continental Classic. In fact, Collision has three CC matches, plus more enticements leading to the end-of-year PPVs. (This post going up late because I traveling until late Monday.)

AEW Rampage (December 1)

Eight-man tag team match: Orange Cassidy, Hook, Danhausen & Trent Beretta defeated The Dark Order (Evil Uno & Alex Reynolds), "Daddy Magic" Matt Menard & "Cool Hand" Angelo Parker

Sting & Ric Flair cut promos for the live crowd

Trios match: Powerhouse Hobbs, Konosuke Takeshita & Kyle Fletcher of The Don Callis Family defeated three enhancement talents

Trios match: Kris Statlander, Hikaru Shida & Skye Blue defeated The Outcasts (Saraya & Ruby Soho) & Anna Jay

Trios match: Penta El Zero Miedo, El Hijo del Vikingo & Komander defeated The WorkHorsemen (JD Drake & Anthony Henry) & Brian Cage when Cage walked out on his team
Collison (December 2) results (with some commentary from Wrestling Observer)

Continental Classic Blue League Match – Brody King [6] defeated Claudio Castagnoli [3]
"An awesome battle of the big men here, as King takes sole possession of first place in Blue League with this win. They’re setting King up as the monster to be toppled on this side of the tournament, which can lead to big matches towards the end of the tournament."
Jon Moxley cut a great promo, which sadly isn't on YouTube yet, He talked about being banged up, with the last four years possibly catching up to him. He’s sick and tired of being sick and tired, and he’s tired of being pissed off. He’s going to fight his way out of it and use every ounce of energy to win the Continental Classic, which is a tournament formed with the energy that built AEW. He called himself the Ace of the World and said that nobody could hurt him worse than he hurts on a daily basis. He said that if anyone thought he was ripe for the picking, they had better take their best shot.

Abadon defeated Kiera Hogan, and was then apparently challenged by Julia Hart

Continental Classic Blue League Match – Andrade El Idolo [3] defeated Daniel Garcia [0]
"Garcia’s story continues to develop. Whenever he locked on the Dragon Tamer in the past, his opponent would grab his head to escape it and eventually win. Here, he tried to transition from the Dragon Tamer into a different finishing move, but it got countered and he lost again. A young wrestler is on the precipice of breaking out, trying to find a way to finish the job and win these matches. That’s a story worth sinking your teeth into. Another good match, although this tournament has not had a GREAT match yet."
Willie Mack was backstage, challenging Wardlow to a match next week in defense of his friend AR Fox.

The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Mike Bennett) (w/ Roderick Strong) defeated Iron Savages (Bronson & Boulder) (w/ Jacked Jameson)

Ethan Page was backstage with Lexy Nair.
"What is this, Ring of Honor? Page refocused after losing to MJF in Canada a few months ago, racking up wins in Ring of Honor and getting into the best shape of his life. Page wanted to become the King of Canada and made the challenge to Kenny Omega for a match in Montreal. Page has put in good work on Ring of Honor and has gotten into great shape. There’s no bigger test than a singles match against Kenny Omega."
House of Black (Malachi Black & Buddy Matthews) defeated Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal
"After the match, the lights went out. FTR made their entrance. Black grabbed the mic and offered them spots in the House of Black. Harwood went to take the microphone, but Matthews jumped him with a knee. Black dropped both men with Black Mass, saying that no one would be coming to save them."
Skye Blue was backstage, calling Toni Storm’s “midlife crisis” pathetic. She said that Storm hasn’t met this new Skye Blue and that Blue would shove Storm’s shoe up her ass.
"A low bar, but this was the best Skye Blue promo I’ve ever heard. It felt somewhat natural."
El Hijo Del Vikingo defeated Kip Sabian
"Part of me wants to complain that AEW isn’t spotlighting Vikingo as much as possible as the must-see, generational high-flyer that he is. However, I can’t think of too many better surprises to get on a card than a Hijo Del Vikingo match. I would like more of these matches for the sake of having a match, especially when it includes a great wrestler."
Keith Lee was backstage with Lexy Nair, who asked him about the mystery man Lee had referenced last week. Shane Taylor & Lee Moriarty interrupted, with Taylor assuming he was the mystery man and challenging Lee to a singles match at ROH's Final Battle pay-per-view. Lee accepted the challenge.
"That gives us a third match booked for Final Battle in two weeks. [Also booked for Final Battle: Billie Starkz challenging Athena for the ROH Women's Championship as the culmination of a long-term booking.] I'm glad we're getting the blow-off to this issue, as I was worried this would tail off like the Swerve Strickland issue."
CJ Perry was backstage with Lexy Nair outside of Andrade El Idolo’s locker room. Miro barged in and tried to get into Andrade’s locker room, but Perry stopped him. Perry asked him not to put his hands on Andrade if their relationship meant anything to him. Miro reluctantly agreed.

Continental Classic Blue League Match – Bryan Danielson [3] defeated Eddie Kingston [0]
"Kingston being in the hole as champion is interesting. However, if you follow the round-robin tournaments in Japan that the Continental Classic is based on, then you’ll know that it isn’t a rare occurrence for the clubhouse favorite to fall behind early and fight their way back. Kingston is the perfect kind of wrestler to have his back against the wall."
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