Following AEW’s record-breaking PPV Forbidden Door the promotion headed to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada to tape their weekly shows Dynamite, Rampage, and Collision.
The June 28th edition of Dynamite saw the continuation of the Blackpool Combat Club and The Elite blood feud, which escalated to the point that only a Blood and Guts match can settle their differences. The live crowd also witnessed Sting take a death-defying and teeth-smashing dive through Sammy Guevera and half a table.
As always, after Daynamite, the promotion taped an episode of Rampage, which will air on June 30th and the spoilers for that show can be read here. But the company also taped the July 1st edition of its brand new show Collision and the spoilers can be read below.
The show had already promoted that the World Champion MJF would be in action, Kris Statlander would be defending the TBS Title and three of the four men’s Owen Hart Foundation Tournament quarter-final matches were taking place on the show. So, keep reading if you want to know what went down on AEW Collision.
AEW Collision Spoilers – July 1st, 2023
The show opened up with MJF taking to the ring to face local talent Kip Morst. The Devil made quick work of his opponent submitting him with the LeBell Lock. following his easy victory, the champ grabbed the microphone and complained that not only was he working on his day off but this level of competition was beneath him. He then declared he could beat anyone the city of Hamilton had to offer, which brought out All Ego Ethan Page to a huge babyface pop.
Page slapped the mic out of MJF’s hand and challenged him to the title match. After some goading the champion agreed and the match was on. After a strong back-and-forth match, Freidman defeated Page and retained the title.
In the first of three men’s Owen Hart Foundation Tournament quarter-final matches Powerhouse Hobbs beat Dustin Rhodes.
The next match saw Miro beat Anthony Henry, which was proceeded by an in-ring interview with Bullet Club Gold. The leader of the faction Jay White mocked CM Punk before declaring they were coming for the gold in his bag and the gold around the waists of FTR. He was interrupted by the Punk, FTR, and Rick Starks who appeared on the screen stating they were ready for a fight anytime.
The next outing just happened to be Ricky Starks vs. Juice Robinson in the second Owen Hart Tournament match of the night and saw Starks beat Robinson to progress. After the match, Robinson and his crew put a beatdown on Starks, which brought out Punk and FTR to clear house.
Also on the show, the TBS Championship was on the line as champion Kris Statlander took on Lady Frost. The champion successfully retained the title for the fourth time.
The final match of the night was Samoa Joe vs. Roderick Strong in the Owen Hart Cup. CM Punk joined the commentary team to watch Joe beat Strong by referee’s decision when the latter refused to tap out to the Coquina Clutch. Joe continued to beat down Strong with a chair until Punk ran down to stop him while Adam Cole checked on his former Undisputed Era stablemate as he was stretchered out of the ring.
Punk will now face Samoa Joe and Powerhouse Hobbs will take on Ricky Starks in the Semi-Finals of the Owen Hart Tournament.