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AEW Collision results, live blog (Aug. 12, 2023): CMFTR vs. House of Black

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Here’s a place to check results and comment along with the new episode of AEW Collision, airing live tonight (Aug. 12) at 8 pm ET on TNT.

AEW is broadcasting this week’s show from Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Tonight, the “Real” AEW World champion teams with Tag champs FTR as the friends attempt to take the Trios titles off House of Black! Plus, TBS champion Kris Statlander & Willow Nightingale battle Mercedes Martinez & Diamante! We’ll also see if Punk has an answer to Samoa Joe’s All In challenge, along with lots of other build for that show coming up on Aug. 27 in London’s Wembley Stadium!

Come right back here at 8 pm ET when the Collision live blog kicks off once the show starts on TNT. It will be below this line here.

Enjoy the show!


Collision kicks off with CM Punk and FTR backstage hyping up their AEW world trios title match tonight against House of Black.

We get a recap of Ricky Starks whipping Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat with his own belt last week.

Tony Schiavone welcomes Ricky Starks to the ring for an interview. Starks is holding Steamboat’s belt in his hand.

Tony says Starks has been suspended 30 days from wrestling in AEW due to whipping a 70 year old man. Starks says age doesn’t matter, there need to be consequences for your actions, so he had to whoop Steamboat’s ass. Starks is angry but brushes it off and says he went out and got a manager’s license. Blood is on CM Punk’s hands, not his, for bringing Steamboat into a dangerous situation. Starks says he is going to set the whole company on fire, and he will start that waging war next week.

There’s a video hyping up FTR vs. Young Bucks at All In.

The Acclaimed make their entrance to the ring for a match, along with Max Caster’s usual rap shtick, but there is no Daddy Ass for Anthony Bowens to scissor with.

The Acclaimed vs. Iron Savages

The crowd chants for Daddy Ass despite his absence. Bowens and Caster try to chop the big men down to make up for a power disadvantage. Even so, Bear Boulder catches both of them in a fall-away slam as we go to commercial break. Bronson misses a moonsault, and Bowens takes over from there with a hot tag. The Iron Savages withstand his flurry of strikes and then send him crashing to the mat with a double slam. They form a human stack with Bronson on Boulder’s shoulders, but Caster dropkicks him right off. Caster lifts Bear up for a fireman’s carry slam. The manager runs in and falls victim to Scissor Me Timbers. The Acclaimed scissor each other as the fans go crazy. They hit simultaneous Fameassers on the Iron Savages to score the pin fall win, in honor of Daddy Ass.

The Acclaimed defeat Iron Savages.

The Acclaimed cut a promo after the match, holding up Daddy Ass’ boots. They want the AEW world tag team titles and will have a match on Dynamite to climb back up to the top of the mountain. They lead the audience in cheering for Daddy Ass and say they love him.

Bullet Club Gold cut a promo backstage. Jay White says these four men are the most elite form of Bullet Club ever. White talks trash about The Elite, saying The Gunns are actually the best brother tag team in AEW. They will see the Young Bucks on Wednesday.

Willow Nightingale & Kris Statlander vs. Diamante & Mercedes Martinez

The heels are a more cohesive unit and control the action in the early going. Willow takes the brunt of the punishment from Diamante heading into the commercial break. Statlander makes the hot tag after the break. She fires away at both opponents, taking Mercedes down with a dropkick. Mercedes recovers and powerbombs her own partner onto both babyfaces. But Willow comes back with a pounce on Mercedes. Just when it looks like the babyfaces have the match in hand, Mercedes rolls Willow up, and Diamante uses her feet to give her extra leverage and score the three count.

Diamante & Mercedes Martinez defeat Willow Nightingale & Kris Statlander

Mercedes talks trash after the match and says she is coming for Statlander’s TBS title.

Toni Storm is interviewed backstage about the women’s 4-way match at All In. She gets upset when asked about losing the AEW women’s world championship to Hikaru Shida and storms off.

Samoa Joe vs. Andrew Everett

The crowd chants “Joe is gonna kill you” at Everett. Joe backs him up in the corner with repeated jabs. Joe kicks him in the head, knees him in the gut, walks away from his dive, lariats him down to the mat, and chokes him out to win.

Samoa Joe defeats Andrew Everett

Joe grabs the mic after the match. Joe says he issued a challenge last week to CM Punk, but has been met with the deafening silence of a coward. The real world champion is acting like a real bitch right now. Joe is pissed off. He gave Punk the courtesy of asking, but since Punk isn’t very talkative tonight, he’ll to have to convince him.

Christian Cage and TNT Champion Luchasaurus make their way to the ring, with Christian holding the belt.

Christian talks trash about North Carolina and its local sports heroes like Michael Jordan. As far as wrestling goes, Christian is far superior to Ric Flair or any other wrestler from the state.

Christian says Darby Allin disrespected him, and Darby will never touch the TNT title again. He basically threatens to murder Darby if he keeps coming after the gold.

Arn and Brock Anderson interrupt the promo. Arn says they are in hallowed ground for pro wrestling, Horseman Country. Arn reminds Luchasaurus that he’s actually the champion, not Christian. Christian reminds Arn that left him in a pool of his own blood a few months ago. Arn says if this was 20 years ago, he’d spinebuster his ass and take that belt. Instead, it’s Luchasaurus vs Brock for the belt.

Luchasaurus (c) vs. Brock Anderson for the TNT title

Lucha dominates Brock early on. Arn chases Christian away from interfering on the outside. Meanwhile, the champ slams Brock down to the mat and is in charge as we go to commercial break. Brock mounts a comeback later in the fight, striking the champ in the jaw. But Luchasaurus is too powerful, and it’s just a matter of time until he lands the decisive blow for the three count.

Luchasaurus defeats Brock Anderson to retain the TNT title

Darby hits the ring after the match and he goes after Luchasaurus with his skateboard. Darby asks if Luchasaurus the dinosaur has ever had a skateboard shoved up his ass in all his years on this earth. Darby challenges Christian to a match next week, and it’s made official.

Powerhouse Hobbs makes his entrance to the ring for an interview with Tony Schiavone. Hobbs is holding The Book of Hobbs. Too many people have been distracting him lately, so he had to go back home and find The Book of Hobbs. He doesn’t need anyone’s help. The next chapter is titled Redemption. How will he redeem himself after losing the TNT title and the Owen Hart tournament? In order to get past this chapter of redemption, he needs to call out The Redeemer. Miro, get your ass out here!

Miro walks down to the ring, but before he can enter, the QTV crew attacks him from behind. They throw Miro into the ring. It’s not clear if this was a trap set up by Hobbs. Miro comes back to destroy Aaron Solo, but Hobbs comes from behind and puts Miro down with a spinebuster. He leaves The Book of Hobbs on Miro’s chest as he walks out.

Jim Ross makes his entrance and joins the commentary team for the main event.

House of Black (c) vs. CM Punk & FTR for the AEW world trios championship

Punk starts things off with Buddy Matthews. There are alternating “Let’s go Buddy” / “CM Punk!” chants. They have a stalemate with running shoulderblocks, before Punk tags out to Cash Wheeler. Wheeler outwrestles him with an armdrag and drop toehold before tagging in Dax Harwood. Brody King pulls Buddy back into his corner and tags himself in. The big man delivers multiple chops to Dax’s chest, knocking him into the corner for even more chops. Dax drops Brody to his knee and delivers chops of his own. The three babyfaces team up to knock King out of the ring. Malakai calms King down on the outside.

Punk and Malakai are the now the legal men. They counter each other’s moves until Black wipes Punk out with a knee and elbow. Malakai teases the GTS, but Punk counters and does Malakai’s pose sitting down on the mat. Malakai meets him down there for a staredown.All six men are now in the ring staring each other down. A wild melee ensues with fists flying everywhere as we go to commercial break.

Later in the fight, Punk is being stomped into the mat by Black. King comes in and chops Punk down to the mat. He supelxes Punk for good measure and tags in Buddy.Buddy lands a jumping knee strike. Punk suddenly catches him in the GTS! Matthews falls out of the ring, so Punk crawls over to his corner to tag in Cash. Cash and King go at it in the middle of the ring. Wheeler catches Black in a powerslam and gives King the top standing punches in the corner. FTR double clothesline King over the top rope. Wheeler dives onto House of Black on the outside. Wheeler nails King with a bulldog from the top back inside the ring.

FTR try to double suplex King, but he turns the tables on them with a double DDT. King goes up top but Dax catches him there. FTR double suplex him down from there. Punk tags in and follows up with the flying elbow drop for a near fall. Dax tags in and they hit him with a Super Shatter Machine. Buddy breaks up the pin. Punk and Malakai take each other out with stereo kicks to the head. Dax with a flying headbutt on King for a near fall. Samoe Joe suddenly appears and chokes out CM Punk on the outside. Julia Hart is on the apron for a distraction. King lariats Dax for the pin fall win.

House of Black defeat CM Punk & FTR to retain the AEW world trios championship

Punk is grabbing his throat on the outside. House of Black celebrate as the show goes off the air.

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