3 Key Points
- Sting and Darby Allin garnered another impressive victory, while Ric Flair provided ringside support.
- Eddie Kingston successfully defended the Continental Crown Championship against Trent Beretta in a hard-fought match.
- FTR narrowly escaped with a win over the House of Black in an intense tag team confrontation.
Exciting Action at AEW Collision in Charlotte
Saturday night’s AEW Collision delivered a thrilling array of matches from the Bojangles Coliseum. Legends and rising stars alike lit up the arena with high-flying moves and hard-hitting action, keeping fans on the edge of their seats all evening.
Opening Clash: Sting & Darby Allin Rule the Ring
The iconic “Nature Boy” Ric Flair led Sting and Darby Allin to the ring for an energetic opener. Flair’s presence evidently bolstered the team, guiding them to an assertive victory over The Workhorsemen. Their tag team synergy proved too much, with Sting sealing the win with a decisive Scorpion Death Drop on JD Drake.
Continental Crown Championship On The Line
Champion Eddie Kingston and Trent Beretta squared off in an intense, bruising encounter. Kingston, known for his relentless brawling style, kept up the pressure, but so did Trent with an impressive tornado DDT and snap suplex. The match intensified with both competitors exhibiting sheer resilience. Despite Trent’s fierce fighting spirit, emblazoned in part by his mother Sue’s ringside presence, Kingston executed a stunning Northern Lights Bomb to retain his title.
Willow Nightingale and Kris Statlander Sights Set High
In a focused interview, Willow and Kris disregarded the attention from Stokely Hathaway, opting instead to reminisce over their individual successes and express aspirations for continued dominance in 2024.
Undisputed Kingdom Retains Dominance in Proving Ground Match
The ROH World Tag Team Championship Proving Ground Match saw Undisputed Kingdom facing Komander and Bryan Keith. Despite a valiant effort from the challengers, Bennett and Taven’s chemistry and skill led to a successful pinfall, asserting their reign in the tag team division.
The Acclaimed and Bullet Club Gold Face-Off Backstage
In an unscripted moment, The Acclaimed and Daddy Ass traded barbs with Bullet Club Gold’s Jay White and the Gunn brothers. The tension hinted at possible future confrontations in the ring, leaving fans anticipating what’s next for these factions.
Adam Copeland’s Open Challenge Accepted Bravely by Griff Garrison
Adam Copeland, in the spirit of competition, hosted an open challenge, which was readily answered by Griff Garrison. Despite the commendable courage, Copeland retained control throughout, ultimately securing a victorious submission. The intensity didn’t end post-match, as Cole Karter’s interference sparked a skirmish, handled deftly by Copeland.
Nature Boy and Sting: An Unbeatable Alliance
Ric Flair’s backstage sentiments foreshadowed a promising next week for him, Sting, and Darby Allin, cementing the trio’s unbreakable bond and readiness for future challenges.
Intergender Aggression: Skye Blue vs. Kiera Hogan Clash
The women stepped into the spotlight as Skye Blue showed a more aggressive side against Kiera Hogan. With both competitors showcasing their strengths, it was Blue who managed a submission victory, solidifying her evolving persona in the ring.
Serena Deeb’s Comeback Teased
A vignette stirred excitement among fans as Serena Deeb’s imminent return to the ring was announced, promising to enhance the women’s division further.
Claudio Challenges Hangman Adam Page
In a display of dominance, Claudio Castagnoli effortlessly dispatched Andrew Everett. Post-match, Claudio made his intentions clear, challenging Hangman Adam Page to a Wednesday showdown, escalating the anticipation among the AEW faithful.
Ricky Starks Ready for Daily’s Place Homecoming
In a strong backstage statement, “Absolute” Ricky Starks reflected on his journey and declared his revised intent to conquer next week’s challenges, with Big Bill asserting their preparation for a tag team title defense.
FTR Fights Off the House of Black; Garcia Intervenes
The climax of the night saw FTR locked in battle with the House of Black. This compelling tag team bout had every fan chanting in awe, culminating in an electrifying win for FTR, thanks to a timely intervention from Daniel Garcia. The night ended on a chilling note, with Julia Hart’s ominous bell tolling, signaling potential disarray for FTR’s future.
Catch the next concert of action at AEW DYNAMITE: Homecoming on TBS next Wednesday, highlighted by “Absolute” Ricky Starks vs. Sammy Guevara and an appearance by AEW World Champion Samoa Joe.