AEW Revolution 2023 — notes and full results

Titles changed, feuds came to an end, there was a surprise return, and new storyline directions were set at AEW Revolution 2023.

In the opening match of the pay-per-view, despite interference from Sammy Guevara that allowed Chris Jericho to use his baseball bat, Ricky Starks won clean with the Roshambo. This marked two wins for Starks over Jericho and many will hope that it draws a line under this feud.

Second on the card was the “Final Burial” grudge match between “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry and Christian Cage. Cage’s immediate storyline future is uncertain after being placed in a casket at the conclusion of the match following a Con-chair-to. Cage had just returned to action on February 15th after spending almost six months sidelined with a torn triceps.

Next up was the AEW World Trios Championship match between The Elite and The House of Black. The San Francisco crowd were easily at their most animated up to this point for the action-packed encounter. After a frenetic match, the titles changed hands when Malakai Black pinned Matt Jackson.

Another title match followed with the three-way encounter among Jamie Hayter, Saraya and Ruby Soho. Hayter retained but a post-match angle saw Ruby Soho attack the champion and Britt Baker align herself with Saraya and Toni Storm.

The Texas Death Match between “Hangman” Adam Page and Jon Moxley was up next, and brought the blood, barbed wire and brutality. However, the scariest spot in the match arguably happened when Page appeared very close to landing on his head after being tossed over the top rope.

Page, who came out to ‘Ghost Riders in the Sky’, was victorious after hitting two Buckshot Lariats to Moxley, who had a chain wrapped around his neck. The finish came when Moxley tapped as he hung from the ring ropes by the chain. The crowd loved this match.

Another title match followed as TNT Champion Samoa Joe faced Wardlow. Wardlow managed to beat Joe at his own game with a submission to regain the title. He must now defend it against Powerhouse Hobbs on this coming Wednesday’s episode of Dynamite.

The Gunns then retained the AEW World Tag Team Titles in a four-way match. As they celebrated on the mic, FTR’s music played as Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler made their return. The pair beat down The Gunns, perhaps setting up a future title match.

The main event saw Bryan Danielson face AEW World Champion MJF in a 60-minute Ironman Match. The rules stipulated that whichever competitor scored the most pinfalls, count-outs or submissions within one hour would win.

MJF initially was announced as having retained the belt when the final score after an hour was a draw at 3-3. However, Tony Schiavone then made his way to the ring to announce that Tony Khan had decided that the match would continue under sudden death rules with a final deciding fall.

MJF, whose heel work was stellar, won the deciding fall after blasting Danielson with an oxygen tank and putting him in the LeBell Lock. Danielson initially resisted but finally had to tap.

Both competitors worked extremely hard and MJF will no doubt have hoped to silence some of his critics. Some fans had felt that the one-hour match length might be a test for a crowd that had already seen some exceptional matches. However, the crowd in the arena, at least, remained fully engaged throughout and could not wait to get more even after 60 minutes.

Full results

  • Zero Hour Pre-show: Mark Briscoe & The Lucha Brothers def. Ari Daivari & The Varsity Athletes
  • Ricky Starks def. Chris Jericho
  • The Final Burial: “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry def. Christian Cage
  • AEW World Trios Championship: House of Black def. The Elite (c)
  • AEW Women’s World Championship (Three-way Match): Jamie Hayter (c) def. Saraya and Ruby Soho
  • Texas Deathmatch: “Hangman” Adam Page def. Jon Moxley
  • TNT Championship: Wardlow def. Samoa Joe (c)
  • AEW World Tag Team Championships (Four-way Match): The Gunns (c) def. The Acclaimed, Jeff Jarrett & Jay Lethal, and Danhausen & Orange Cassidy
  • AEW World Championship (60-minute Ironman Match): MJF (c) def. Bryan Danielson
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Based in Northern Ireland, Neal Flanagan is a former newspaper journalist and copy editor. In addition to reporting for POST Wrestling, he co-hosts The Wellness Policy podcast with Wai Ting and Jordan Goodman.