AEW Collision notes: Kingston challenges Danielson at Revolution, TNT Title qualifier set for Wednesday, Collision pre-empted next week

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Tony Schiavone, Nigel McGuinness and Kevin Kelly were on English-language commentary.

Blackpool Combat Club (Claudio Castagnoli & Jon Moxley) def. Esfinge & Star Jr.

Moxley got the win for the BCC via submission with an arm-breaker on Star Jr. After the match, Moxley grabbed the mic and said any tag team who faced them would get stepped on. FTR emerged and the teams brawled until security and members of the AEW locker room broke things up.

Daniel Garcia def. Shane Taylor

Garcia targeted the larger man’s leg after being dominated in the early going. We got a second win by submission after Garcia cinched in a leg lock. This was presented as an uphill struggle for Garcia, who came out of the match looking strong.

Backstage, Eddie Kingston spoke with Lexy Nair. He challenged Bryan Danielson to a match for the Continental Championship at AEW Revolution. Danielson will have to shake Kingston’s hand if Eddie retains.

Brian Cage def. The Outrunners (Turbo Floyd & Truth Magnum)

The Outrunners came out with Chance the Gila Monster, the mascot of the Vegas Golden Knights NHL team. This did not bring much luck as Cage quickly submitted Turbo Floyd with the Texas Cloverleaf.

Chance the Gila Monster did the Prince Nana dance after the bell, leading to an attack by Cage. HOOK came to the rescue, and he and Cage fought to the back.

Backstage, Lexy Nair was joined by The Undisputed Kingdom & Tomohiro Ishii. Roderick Strong told Ishii he would challenge for the International Championship if Ishii won. Ishii refused his handshake.

 

Adam Copeland in-ring interview

Tony Schiavone told Copeland that, with Swerve Strickland and Hangman Page already involved the AEW World Championship match, Copeland was next in the rankings. Copeland said all the other champions were busy except TNT Champion Christian Cage.

Daniel Garcia then came to the ring and told Copeland he had worked his way to a title shot. Copeland agreed to a match with Garcia on the February 14th episode of Dynamite. The winner will get the title match with Cage.

Renee Paquette was backstage with Kris Statlander, Willow Nightingale, & Stokely Hathaway. Statlander and Nightingale wanted Stokely to secure a tag match for them with Skye Blue & Julia Hart. Stokely said Tony Khan had blocked him on his phone and social media.

Brody King (w/Julia Hart) def. Mark Briscoe

A brawl involving chairs, tables and big bumps. Briscoe suffered the loss by pinfall after being put through a table that he had set up earlier in the match. King then threw him back into the ring and hit the Gonzo Bomb to grab the pinfall. After the match, Julia Hart stabbed Briscoe in the forehead with a spike, drawing blood.

Backstage, Bryan Keith said he was coming for all of AEW’s stars.

Deonna Purrazzo def. Kiera Hogan

A fairly one-sided affair, with Purrazzo in charge throughout. She scored the submission win with the Venus Di Milo.

The announcers noted that Collision will not air next week because it will be pre-empted by the NBA All-Star Weekend.

Toni Storm def. Queen Aminata

A more competitive match than its predecessor, with Aminata managing a couple of nearfalls on Storm. Toni won with the Storm Zero. After the bell, she announced the premiere of a new film on Wednesday’s episode of Dynamite.

The announcers noted that Skye Blue vs. Willow Nightingale will take place on Dynamite.

AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy (c) def. Tomohiro Ishii.

A classic Ishii “immovable object” start to this match, with him shrugging off much of Cassidy’s offence, including dropkicks, chops and forearm strikes.

As the match reached its conclusion, Cassidy failed with two Orange Punch attempts. However, a third led to an inside cradle pin to retain.

After the match, Mike Bennett nailed Cassidy with a piledriver. As the other members of Undisputed Kingdom moved in, Ishii and Trent Beretta came to Cassidy’s rescue.

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