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AEW Collision and Battle of the Belts IX Recap: High-Octane Action from Norfolk

3 Key Points

  • Adam Copeland renews his rivalry with Christian Cage after defeating Lee Moriarty in a compelling open challenge match.
  • The House of Black emerges victorious in the main event of Collision against Garcia & FTR, and the Mogul Embassy retain the ROH World Six-Man Tag Titles.
  • During Battle of the Belts IX, chaos reigns as Ricky Starks and Big Bill defend their AEW World Tag Team titles in a wild street fight, and Orange Cassidy retains his AEW International Championship.

Saturday Night Showdowns

AEW Collision and Battle of the Belts IX delivered another electric night of wrestling, with the Chartway Arena in Norfolk, Virginia, setting the stage for an explosive event filled with twists and turns. Nigel McGuinness, Kevin Kelly, and Tony Schiavone provided commentary, guiding viewers through the series of high-stakes matches.

Clash of Rivals

Adam Copeland emerged victorious against Lee Moriarty in an intense confrontation that had fans on the edge of their seats. Moriarty showed resilience, but it was Copeland who forced him to submit with the Grindhouse hold. After the match, Copeland didn’t mince words, laying down a challenge to Christian Cage in a scathing remark, signaling that their rivalry is far from over.

ROH World Six-Man Championship Thriller

The Mogul Embassy’s Kaun, Liona, and Brian Cage successfully defended their ROH World Six-Man Championship, outlasting the fierce combination of Lance Archer and The Righteous. The match saw interference and an epic brawl, but it was Kaun’s decisive finisher that secured the win. Prince Nana then set the stage for their next battle, a direct challenge to the Bang Bang Gang for Wednesday’s event.

Backstage Dynamics and In-Ring Action

Tensions flared backstage as interviews and interventions hinted at future match-ups. Preston Vance made his intentions clear, aiming for a fight with Roderick Strong after his current commitments. Dustin Rhodes left an impression with a commanding victory over Willie Mack, though his triumph was quickly overshadowed by a bold challenge from TNT Champion Christian Cage.

Rising Tensions and Gripping Matches

The evening also showcased the raw power and determination of various superstars. From Hook’s dominance on his way to his upcoming title shot, to the gritty trios main event of Collision where The House of Black narrowly defeated Daniel Garcia & FTR, the action was non-stop. Notably, the victory was marred by a post-match attack on commentary analyst Matt Menard, only for FTR and Garcia to retaliate and stand tall despite their loss.

Street Fight Mayhem

In a brutal and chaotic street fight, the team of Ricky Starks and Big Bill, amidst a flurry of outside interference and impromptu weaponry, managed to retain their AEW World Tag Team Championships against Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara. The match spilled out everywhere, ultimately ending with a harrowing power bomb through tables, cementing their title defense.

Relentless Championships and Finale

Julia Hart retained her TBS Championship in a hard-fought battle against Anna Jay. Hart’s resilience and submission prowess led to a successful defense of her title, much to the chagrin of her formidable opponent. The intense night concluded with “Freshly Squeezed” Orange Cassidy fending off the challenge from Preston Vance, managing to hold onto the AEW International Championship. The aftermath saw The Undisputed Kingdom making a not-so-subtle statement to the victorious Cassidy, leaving fans anticipating what’s next in this gripping saga.

Professional wrestling fans witnessed a night of unforgettable action, rivalries, challenges, and powerful displays of athleticism, setting the stage for future showdowns and leaving us wondering what the next chapter in AEW will bring.

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