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AEW Collision results, live blog (Sept. 2, 2023): All Out go home

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Here’s a place to check results and comment along with the new episode of AEW Collision, airing live tonight (Sept. 2) at 8 pm ET on TNT.

AEW is broadcasting this week’s show from the United Center in Chicago, which also happens to be hosting tomorrow night’s All Out PPV.

Tonight, as they go head-to-head with WWE Payback (among other things), AEW will put the finishing touches on the build for their own Labor Day weekend event. In the presumed absence of CM Punk, Ricky Starks is challenging 70 year old Ricky Steamboat to a Strap Match at All Out. And Dennis Rodman will be on hand, for some reason.

We’ll also get the House of Ass’ first Trios titles defense, when The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn take on the remnants of the JAS (Daniel Garcia, Matt Menard & Angelo Parker), and a preview of tomorrow’s eight-man tag when Dax Harwood & Jay White go one-on-one. Plus, we’ll see if The Outcasts can work together after Saraya won the Women’s World title when they take on Dr. Britt Baker, Hikaru Shida & Kris Statlander... and more!

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!


Sean here on yet another busy night. To paraphrase another former AEW star, “what do you all want to talk about?” The chief Collider is gone, but Collision goes on...

Let us do this.

Tony Khan opens the show with a pre-taped message, saying he made the toughest decision of his professional life today and terminated Phil Brooks. He addresses “incident” that led to that decision, saying it put production people and others backstage at risk. It was the only time he’s ever worried about his safety at work, noting that even his life was threatened. After review, the disciplinary committee and legal team unanimously recommended Brooks be fired. Khan pivots back to the other events that have happened over the past week, with a quick video package leading into the Elton John open.

Kevin Kelly immediately kicks it to Tony Schiavone in the ring. The crowd is raucous, but it’s hard to tell whether they’re booing or chanting anything in particular. Schiavone tees up the Ricky Starks story, and introduces Absolute.

Ricky makes his entrance, and Schiavone asks him if he’s out of his damn mind challenging a 70 year old man to a Strap Match. Starks grabs the mic, and says here we are again. He’s so tired of having to start over. But he does it, he shows out and he’ll continue to no matter what obstacles are in front of him. He takes a moment to shout out Big Bill, saying how much he admires him for overcoming addiction and continuing to strive.

Starks feels like crying, and there’s a lot of things he could say right now. It hurt to watch All In at home last week, but he’s gonna do his job — and he’s not gonna let his moment pass. So Ricky Steamboat, he hopes you understand someday, but he’s calling him out for a Strap Match.

The Legend marches down to the ring and steps right to Starks with a contract in hand. He recaps the beating he took from Starks last month, and he says he never complained. You never saw Ricky Steamboat on social media talking crap. He went to AEW and got a contract drawn up to make sure the pen talks and not the mouth. The contract notably says “The Dragon” and not Ricky Steamboat...

And sure enough, after the younger Ricky signs the paper, Bryan Danielson’s music hit!

Sleeves rolled up, no cast on his arm, the American Dragon looks good to go. Starks obviously isn’t happy, but Steamboat says he got what he wanted. The younger Ricky bounces with Big Bill, as Nigel McGuinness continues to talk about Bryan ducking him. We’re getting Bryan Danielson vs. Ricky Starks in a Strap Match at All Out.

Jon Moxley is back in his promo cage, talking about his shot at International champion Orange Cassidy tomorrow night. He talks up Cassidy as proving the people who called him a cosplay wrestler wrong, but he’s a tactician of the highest order and he’s going to punish OC tomorrow night. Real wrestlers don’t look for a way out, and he hopes tomorrow night Cassidy won’t do that.

fka Jericho Appreciation Society makes their way to the ring. Max Caster raps the Trios champs to the ring with shots at each of their opponents and a dig at the Chicago White Sox Tim Anderson for getting slept by Jose Ramirez last month. The crowd isn’t completely into it, but the Danielson return seems to have sapped any plans to hijack the show post-Punk firing.

House of Ass (c) vs. Daniel Garcia, Matt Menard & Angelo Parker for the AEW Trios titles

The early highlight is Garcia dancing at Daddy Ass and telling him to suck it, only for Billy to drop him and then dance with Daniel leaning on his crotch. Guess you had to be there. Garcia recovers and has Bowens in the Dragon Tamer, forcing Billy to break the hold as we go to commercial.

Bowens plays face-in-peril on picture-in-picture, but he fights free to tag Platinum Max shortly after we return to full screen action. He clears everyone out in and outside the ring, but Garcia is legal and puts him down with a urange. He moves to follow up but a blind tag from Daddy Magic stops him and he doesn’t look happy. Action leads to the two Daddys in the ring together. Jake Hager shows up to save Menard for a second, but he’s chased off the apron, Fame-Asser to Magic, and this one is over shortly thereafter.

House of Ass def. Garcia, Menard & Parker via pinfall after a Mic Drop from Max Caster on Matt Menard to retain the AEW Trios titles

Parker is yelling at Kevin Kelly for some reason, but he just kicks it to Lexi Nair backstage.

She’s with Dark Order to talk about their ROH Tag title shot at All Out. A fiery Alex Reynolds reminds us they used to hang out with Adam Cole, and that he trained MJF and is very proud of his success. But they’re going to do whatever they have to to win the belts for Dark Order tomorrow night.

Schiavone catches up with Starks & Bill backstage. Ricky talks about overcoming obstacles again, and says tomorrow night he’s going to again show everyone why he’s Absolute Ricky Starks.

Aussie Open vs. Nick Wayne & Komander

Kyle Fletcher gets the best of Komander, but the smaller luchador uses his quickness to stay away from Mark Davis’ power. He stretches the big man, but doesn’t realize Fletcher made a blind tag after his partner escaped. Kyle gets the drop on him from behind and Aussie Open is control as we go to break.

To formula, Komander gets the tag to Wayne shortly after we return. He’s the proverbial house afire, big frog splash onto Fletcher gets two. Looked like he was going for Aussie Open’s United Empire teammate Will Ospreay’s Oscutter, but Kyle grabbed the trunks to cut him off. They set up for tandem offense, but Kommander cuts Davis off with a superkick... and pays for it with a piledriver. Wayne’s alone, ducks their clotheslines and gets in a few kicks before heading up top for a back drop... that’s caught and used to set-up the finish.

Aussie Open def. Nick Wayne & Komander via pinfall after Coriolis on Wayne

Tony Schiavone back in the ring with a mic. He puts over young Nick’s bright future despite this disappointing outcome. Wayne says what’s really disappointing to him is that Darby Allin forgave AR Fox for what he did to him.

Darby is out to talk about their history. He first saw Nick as an eight year old, and he was there when Allin had a falling out with this dad Buddy. Buddy died before he had a chance to make peace with him, and Darby has to live with that. He doesn’t want to repeat that with Fox, and asks Nick to find it in his heart to forgive him. Allin wants Wayne in his corner tomorrow, and Nick seems to accept when Christian Cage’s music hits.

Cage (and Luchasaurus) appear, and Christian mentions that he while he was running down Nick’s dad last week he forgot to ask for his mom’s name. He’ll just have to slip into her DMs. he asks if Nick is Darby’s pity project. The crowd chants something that makes Christian break, but he quickly gets back on target, saying we’re in Chicago so the crowd can smell losers — it is the home of the Blackhawks. His advice to Nick is to bring a towel tomorrow night, but his monster is going to destroy Darby and he, he means they, will remain the faces of TNT.

Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta are backstage. Claudio says Eddie Kingston returned from Japan and beat the youngest member of the Blackpool Combat Club. Big deal. They beat up Wheeler Yuta every day in practice... and he gives him several Europeans to prove it. The ROH World champ watched Eddie in Japan, crying as he met his heroes. He didn’t think he could have any less for Kingston, but he was wrong.

Eddie & Katsuyori Shibata are in a different location. Kingston starts to ask why Wheeler is letting Castagnoli treat him like a bitch, but moves on. He knows Claudio won’t give him another one on one, so he’s gonna make the most of tomorrow’s tag. He asks Shibata if he has anything to say, and The Wrestler uses a translation app to tell the BCC duo they suck.

Lexi Nair is interviewing new Women’s champ Saraya & Ruby Soho backstage. Nair wants to know about the dissension in The Outcasts, but the champ calls that mean girl behavior. She should focus on her, and winning her title in front of her countrypeople... but now they’re stuck back in America and she can smell Chicago’s breath from here.

Soho cuts a promo about how Kris Statlander has never beaten her, and says that won’t change this weekend. She’s not worried about Toni Storm, although she did just see her outside throwing shoes at birds. They’re going to beat the homegrowns again tonight, and march off when Nair tries to ask an Outcasts follow-up.

Tony S in the ring again, this time to introduce Dennis Rodman! The Worm is out to a big ovation, and pops a cigar in his mouth while he takes in the cheers. Schiavone asks what he’s doing in AEW, and Jeff Jarrett’s music hits!

Karen Leads the whole crew to the ring. She ushers Tony out of the ring, and hands the mic to her man. Double-J talks about their nWo history, and says everyone in the ring has a lot in common. Satnam Singh is one of the greatest basketball players alive, and so is Rodman. Jay Lethal’s been a champ since day one, just like Rodman. Sonjay Dutt strives for world peace everywhere he goes, just like Dennis. And Karen looks great in a dress, just like Rodzilla.

Jarrett says the group they were in was 4 Life, and Rodman should join his group now. Dennis tells Chicago it’s great to be back for the first time in 13 years, and it’s great they’re enjoying “AEW Wrestling”. He says that when he was in the NBA, Shaq was as big as Satnam and he kicked his ass. Dutt clears the ring to talk to Rodman, but that’s clearly a set-up for an attack, so here comes the Trios champs!

Anthony Bowens wants to take on Jarrett, et al tonight, but Billy Gunn says he’s too old to wrestle twice in one night, but they’re free tomorrow...

All Out gets a Trios title match, with Dennis Rodman in The Acclaimed’s corner.

Shane Taylor gets a video package/interview about his ROH TV title match with Samoa Joe tomorrow night. He’s going to knock Joe out and take back the belt.

Joe responds that to say this week has been turbulent would be an understatement, and when times are tough the jackals come out. He understands that tomorrow will be big for Taylor, and he hopes to win back the ROH TV title. But Shane is going to wish Joe would stop hitting him, and regret putting Joe’s name in his mouth. Come All Out, he’ll be the man standing over Shane Taylor.

Entrances for the women’s match, and Toni Storm stopped arguing with birds in the parking lot and got her gear on. The Outcasts seem to be on the same page.

The Outcasts vs. Britt Baker, Hikaru Shida & Kris Statlander

Storm and Stat start off, and the TBS champ’s power is initially too much for the former Women’s champ. Toni recovers, we get some tags, and the heels are working Shida over when we go to commercials. Hikaru gets the tag shortly after we return, and Stat cleans house. Her flurry ends with a spinning sitout powerbomb on Saraya, but Soho breaks up the pin.

We roll through everyone getting a move in, legal wrestler be damned. Statlander has Saraya down again, Storm dives to break up the pin, Kris evades and Toni nails Saraya! No time to dwell on that though, as Soho is locked up with Baker, Saraya spray paints Britt’s face while the referee isn’t looking, and that’s it.

The Outcasts def. Britt Baker, Hikaru Shida & Kris Statlander via pinfall (Soho on Baker after No Future)

Adam Cole with a pre-tape promo about respecting the Dark Order, but how they’re going to beat them in their ROH Tag title match tomorrow. MJF sent him some things to say about them, and he also mentions being trained by Reynolds at Create-A-Pro, then insults them both. The final one is too disgusting for Cole to read.

Statlander is backstage with Lexi, saying how they won

Powerhouse Hobbs vs. GPA

This is quick.

Powerhouse Hobbs def. GPA via pinfall

Miro is out and they waste no time getting physical! Brawling to the outside, Miro sends Powerhouse over the barricade, and Hobbs bounces.

Card rundown for tomorrow night, and there’s now a pre-show battle royal and a pre-show women’s trios match featuring Athena, Mercedes Martinez & Diamante vs. Hikaru Shida, Willow Nightingale & Skye Blue. The Trios match is also on Zero Hour.

Video package for Kenny Omega vs. Konosuke Takeshita tomorrow that is very Don Callis heavy is slipped into that rundown.

Orange Cassidy get a backstage promo. He hates this, he doesn’t want to be talking. His first AEW singles match was in Chicago, and he proved he belonged. Then it was last year at Forbidden Door against Will Ospreay, and he proved he could hang. Now it’s Jon Moxley, who’s just the best. When AEW needed him to, Mox put the whole company on his back. Tomorrow, he’ll take it off his back and put it on his. Because he’s Orange Cassidy, he’s the International champion, and he does not have a catchphrase.

Jim Ross is here. And after a recap of Bullet Club Gold and FTRs All In matches, it’s time for the main event!

Dax Harwood vs. Jay White

Switchblade is playing mind games, landing a chop then heading outside to celebrate with the rest of the Bang Bang Gang. Harwood almost gets him in a Sharp Shooter, but he scrambles to the ropes and outside as we go PiP. Dax remains in the driver’s seat as we go full commercials, then when we return he gets sent to the outside. Cash Wheeler has to chase off The Gunns & Juice Robinson with a chair.

Back inside, Switchblade and Dax trade strikes in the corner. The Top Guy misses a charge in the corner and White nails a DDT off the rebound that gets two. White slows things down for a bit, but Harwood comes back and gets a nearfall off a crossbody. The comeback is punctuated with a superplex that leaves both men down and hurting. Diving headbutt follow-up from Dax comes up empty as we get our last batch of ads.

Chopfest as we return, and Harwood looks woozy but gets a suplex to White. He tries for a slingshot version, but Jay goes outside. Back in, he takes another, then a brainbuster that gets two. Things get hectic outside, and Dax gets in a few extra shots while the ref wasn’t looking. Harwood in control on the floor, but after throwing Switchblade back in, White catches Dax for a dragon screw with his leg in the ropes. Death Valley Driver follow-up gets two.

Harwood fights out of a follow-up, clothesline, piledrive, one, two, no! Dax is frustrated, puts King Switch up top, but White switches his weight taking a suplex from there. It looked like three from Paul Turner, but it was only two. Big chops from Dax, answered with a knee to bread basket. Thrown into the post, uranage, but White still can’t get the pin!

He’s looking for Blade Runner, lifts Harwood up but Dax holds the ropes to avoid the move! Slingshot powerbomb fro the Tag champ, one, two, no! Sharpshooter lined up, but White gets to the apron where his boys protect him. Wheeler backs them off, but Switchblade slides up behind and hits Dax with Bladerunner on the floor.

Back in, roll-up from Harwood but only gets two! White answers...

Jay White def. Dax Harwood via pinfall after Bladerunner

The Bang Bang Gang corners Wheeler as he checks on his partner, and The Young Bucks are here (to a muted reaction) to make the save! They chase off the Bullet Club quartet as some boos and a Punk chant break out. They offer their hands, but FTR return the favor from Wembley and leave without accepting.

That’s the show. See you tomorrow from the same building.

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