It's Sunday night, and you know what that means ...
All Elite Wrestling returns to the pay-per-view arena with Revolution 2022 this evening from Addition Financial Arena in Orlando, Florida.
On tap for tonight's stacked card in championship action is the "Hangman" Adam Page vs. Adam Cole main event for the AEW title, as well as Britt Baker vs. Thunder Rosa for the AEW Women's title, Jurassic Express vs. The Young Bucks vs. reDRagon for the AEW Tag-Team titles and Jade Cargill vs. Tay Conti for the TBS Women's title.
Also in store for the show this evening are non-title featured bouts, which includes CM Punk vs. MJF in a Dog Collar match, Jon Moxley vs. Bryan Danielson, Chris Jericho vs. Eddie Kingston, Keith Lee vs. Wardlow vs. Powerhouse Hobbs vs. Ricky Starks vs. Orange Cassidy vs. Christian Cage vs. Ethan Page in the Face of the Revolution ladder match, Sammy Guevara, Darby Allin & Sting vs. Matt Hardy, Andrade El Idolo & Isiah Kassidy in six-man tag-team action.
Things get started with "The Buy-In" at AEW Revolution 2022, which features two advertised matches. Scheduled is Hook vs. QT Marshall in one-on-one action, as well as a women's singles contest pitting Kris Statlander against "Legit" Leyla Hirsch.
Featured below are complete AEW Revolution results from Sunday, March 6, 2022 at Addition Financial Arena in Orlando, FL. The following report was written live throughout the show by Rajah.com's own Matt Boone (@MattBoone0709).
AEW REVOLUTION RESULTS (3/6/2022)
"The Buy-In" at AEW Revolution 2022 is now officially underway as we shoot inside the Addition Financial Arena in Orlando, FL., the site of tonight's show.
We hear the commentary team of Excalibur and Tony Schiavone, who are by themselves as an announcing duo for the pre-show portion of tonight's event, welcome us to the premium event.
Excalibur and Schiavone set the stage for some of the action scheduled for tonight's show and then they send things down to the ring announcer, who is standing inside the squared circle preparing to make his first call of the night.
Kris Statlander vs. "Legit" Leyla Hirsch
After the video intro gets us ready for the official pre-show here on "The Buy-In" at AEW Revolution, we head down to the ring for our first match of the evening.
"The Dapper Yapper" Justin Roberts introduces the competitors in our first bout of the show, which will feature one-on-one action from the AEW women's division.
Out comes "Legit" Leyla Hirsch and Kris Statlander, making their separate ring entrances as they prepare to take their friendship turned bitter rivalry into the squared circle in the Addition Financial Arena in Orlando, FL.
The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with this one. We see Statlander fare well early on, however it isn't long before we see Hirsch start to take over control of the offense.
Hirsch goes on to dominate the match for a few minutes, but then we see Statlander start to show some signs of life. She fights from underneath back into competitive form and ultimately, back in the offensive driver's seat.
Statlander now enjoys some offensive control time of her own, but then we see Hirsch start to turn up the intensity and violence levels a bit, using some sneaky and heel-style tactics to shift the momentum back in her favor.
The finish in this one comes when Hirsch gets the metal turnbuckle hook that holds the turnbuckle to the steel ring post. She took the steel turnbuckle hook and bashed Statlander in the head with it.
She follows up with her finisher and goes for the cover, picking up the 1-2-3 and the win in the first in-ring action of the evening here at Revolution. After the match, Hirsch briefly celebrates the win and then begins heading to the back when she notices an upset / angry Gail Kim emerge from the backstage area.
The women's executive headed to the ring to check on Statlander, who is still down and hurt. She looks upset at how this one wrapped up, but the win is apparently going to be upheld. We shift to some more pre-match video packages to tell the stories leading up to some of tonight's action.
Winner: "Legit" Leyla Hirsch
Tony Schiavone Welcomes Special Guest ... Don Callis
We see a video package to hype the CM Punk vs. MJF Dog Collar match at tonight's PPV, and then we return live where where Tony Schiavone is standing in the ring.
Excalibur sends things down to Schiavone, who apparently has a special guest he is about to speak with in the ring.
On that note, the familiar sounds of Kenny Omega's theme music plays. Instead of the former AEW World Champion, however, out comes the manager for "The Cleaner," Don Callis.
Callis settles into the ring as Excalibur vents his frustration on the broadcast at how he can't stand Omega's right-hand man. Callis gets in the ring and talks about how Omega is not here tonight.
He tells the fans not to boo, because they still get one-half of the duo that produced the best World Championship run in the history of the business.
Don Callis talks for a bit longer and then the time-killing segment runs up. We head to another pre-match video package to tell the story leading up to another one of tonight's featured bouts on the PPV card.
QT Marshall vs. Hook
Once the package wraps up, we head back inside the Addition Financial Arena where Excalibur informs us that Schiavone has re-joined him at the broadcast table.
The two then introduce their special guest commentator for our second and final pre-show match here on "The Buy-In" at AEW Revolution, "The Human Suplex Machine" Taz.
With that said, out comes QT Marshall accompanied by some of the members of The Factory. He cuts a promo on his way down to the ring and then settles inside the squared circle where he awaits the entrance of his opponent.
The familiar sounds of Action Bronson plays and Hook has been sent for. The proud papa Taz glows on commentary in audio form, as he mirrors the praise-singing by Schiavone and Excalibur as the impressive rookie contender makes his way out and heads to the ring.
Both guys are in the ring and with his back turned and his arms folded while he leans on the top turnbuckle in the corner, Hook awaits the bell and finally it sounds to get this one off-and-running.
"The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil" starts this one off with a bang, taking it to Marshall and launching him overhead every-which-way, as he shows off his suplex arsenal much like his father, "The Human Suplex Machine" did during his active in-ring career.
We see Hook dominate the action from the word "go" and after Marshall gets in perhaps one or two offensive moves at best, Hook ends up taking back over and ultimately locking in his Red Rum submission finisher to elicit the tap out from Marshall. Hook picks up another win to keep his undefeated record alive.
Malakai Black, Brody King & Buddy Matthews vs. PAC, Penta El Zero Miedo & Erick Redbeard
We take a quick break to promote some in-house AEW business and then we head back inside the Orlando-based arena as the commentators set the stage for our third pre-show match here on "The Buy-In" at AEW Revolution 2022.
After a lengthy pause the lights go out. The arena remains dark for an even longer period of time and then the screaming start of the entrance music for The House of Black plays.
The crowd pops pretty big for the beginning of the ring entrance of the aforementioned group, which consists of Malakai Black, Brody King and Buddy Matthews.
The three dark individuals settle into the squared circle and their music fades down. Now the theme hits to bring out their opponents. Out comes "The Bastard" PAC and Penta El Zero Miedo of the Death Triangle trio, which normally includes Rey Fenix.
With Fenix not able to compete yet, as advertised we see Erick Redbeard, formerly known as Erick Rowan in WWE, make his way out to join the duo in this AEW Trios six-man tag-team contest.
The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with this one. We see Buddy Matthews and Penta El Zero Miedo kicking things off for their respective teams.
The crowd is making a ton of noise for this one, giving it the first true superstar reactions of the evening thus far, outside of maybe Hook's initial pop for his ring entrance in the previous bout.
We see some back-and-forth action between these two and then Redbeard and King tag in for each of their teams. Both guys try and charge and ram into the other with a shoulder tackle, however neither man budges.
This leads to a fun spot, as they each take a step back and then lunge forward looking to try shoulder tackles over-and-over-and-over again only for neither man to budge once.
Finally we see The House of Black start to utilize some great team work and the occasional sneaky, heel-style tactic to avert the referee's attention and give themself precious seconds of rule-free offense to build on their already established offensive lead.
Matthews and Malakai take turns tagging each other in to keep a fresh man in the ring at all times. The House of Black trio are doing a good job of keeping PAC isolated in the ring.
They aren't letting him anywhere near the corner for his team, instead opting to keep PAC on their half of the ring to continue widening the gap between themselves and their opposition.
Finally, PAC makes the much-needed tag to the fresher Penta El Zero Miedo. Penta launches himself off the top-rope, taking out any-and-everyone that moves. Penta ends up hitting a crazy senton roll-up attempt on Malakai.
Instead of fully attempting to secure the pin attempt, upon flipping over Malakai's head he lands on the mat and immediately pops up and leaps forward to connect with a crazy Destroyer that turns King inside-out for a close near fall.
After getting in some additional offense, we see Penta tag in Redbeard, who slingshots himself over the top and connects with a leaping senton onto Malakai.
Black ends up hitting a big boot that sends Redbeard through the ropes where he crashes out on the floor at ringside. Now each guy on both sides of the ring enters the scene at one point or another, hitting key spots that shifts the momentum back and forth among the two teams.
We see everyone eventually down and out until Redbeard and King are the only two men standing on their feet. Once again the two big boys duke it out, trading back-and-forth shots as the crowd reacts appropriately to each landing shot.
King ends up getting Redbeard off the ropes with a crazy spot. This allows The House of Black trio to pull ahead into the offensive driver's seat once again. Everyone excerpt Malakai and Redbeard are in the ring now on their hands and knees.
All four of the other competitors crawl towards each other, where they ultimately meet in the middle of the ring and begin brawling free-form style once again.
We see Penta and Malakai Black as the only two men standing a moment or so later, and they end up trading shots on the hardest part of the ring apron outside of the ring ropes. The commentators point out how this one is personal, alluding to the injury that took out Rey Fenix, which is the reason he's not involved in this match tonight.
Penta ends up hitting one of his trademark semi-finishers on Malakai from the hard part of the ring apron outside of the ring ropes that sees Black crash and burn on the unforgiving concrete floor down below.
This leads to Penta picking up the lifeless and Malakai and rolling him into the ring, where he follows in after him. He looks to go for the cover and finish this one off, however the referee informs him that Malakai is not the legal man for his team.
Now Penta gets ambushed from behind by the man who is the legal man for The House of Black team. This sees Matthews go to work on Penta until the masked fan-favorite tags in Matthews.
A few moments later we see Redbeard back in as the legal man and he looks to finish this one off for his team. Instead, Redbeard gets misted by Black out of nowhere, which leads to Matthews and King hitting signature spots on him. Malakai follows up with the cover and scores the pin fall victory.
Winners: Malakai Black, Brody King & Buddy Matthews
Jim Ross Joins The Commentary Desk -- It's Time For PPV!
"The Buy-In" at AEW Revolution 2022 wraps up after Jim Ross' "Boomer Sooner" Oklahoma theme plays to bring him out.
"Good Ole' J.R." asks his fellow commentators Excalibur and Tony Schiavone if they are ready for tonight's big event.
All three answered in the affirmative and then we wrap up the pre-show and move over to the main pay-per-view portion of tonight's highly-anticipated show.
Chris Jericho vs. Eddie Kingston
We see the elaborate cold open video package to signal the start of the PPV main show. It's an excellent one, as you would expect considering how many high-profile matches and talents there are to feature in the mix.
After the cold open video package wraps up, we shoot back inside the Addition Financial Arena where pyro and fireworks erupt as the commentary trio of Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone and Excalibur welcome us to the AEW Revolution 2022 pay-per-view in Orlando, FL.
They get some quick introductory stuff out of the way and then send things down to the ring to immediately get this show started with a bang. It's time for our first match of the PPV card, and it's one of the bouts that is as highly-anticipated as most any other on the entire lineup.
With that said, we see Chris Jericho and Eddie Kingston make their respective walks to the ring for this opening contest. Remember, this match features a special stipulation that will see "Le Champion" forced to shake the hand of "The Mad King" and tell him he's good and he respects him if Kingston wins.
The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with our first PPV match of the night. We see Jericho playing the heel role almost immediately, taking it to Kingston and taunting the fans when opportunities present themselves.
Now we see the two start to turn up the violence level in this one a bit, as they are landing stiff shots and clearly appear to be "laying them in," as they say in the business. The two then start trading vicious chops until both of their chests are completely and totally beet red.
The action spills out to the floor where we see some more savage-style violence. Back in the ring, we see Jericho nearly finish "The Mad King" off on a couple of occasions. Instead, Kingston hangs in there and keeps this one alive. He gets his featured submission on "The Demo King" and eventually, Jericho loses.
Winner: Eddie Kingston
After The Match: Chris Jericho Refuses To Keep His Word
Kingston wins and now it's time to see if Jericho will honor the pre-match stipulation.
We hear the commentators set the scene as they watch Kingston wait for Jericho to get back to his feet and either keep his word and shake Kingston's hand and give him his props, or break his word and refuse to do so.
In another of many signs that Jericho is leaning towards the heel side of the fence again these days, "Le Champion" ends up refusing to keep his word.
He wouldn't shake Kingston's hand, instead opting to turn his back and head to the locker room a sore loser for all intents and purposes.
AEW Tag-Team Championships
Jurassic Express (C) vs. The Young Bucks vs. reDRagon
We head back down to the ring for our second PPV match of the evening now. The team of The Young Bucks make their way out. Nick and Matt Jackson settle into the ring.
Out next is the reDRagon duo of Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly. They settle into the ring as well and it appears that the Young Bucks and reDRagon are on the same page for a change.
Finally, the third and final team in this scheduled triple-threat tag-team championship contest -- the reigning champions -- Jurassic Express emerges. Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus heads down to the ring and this one is about to get underway.
The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with this one. Very early on it's obvious that The Young Bucks and reDRagon are on the same page.
Well, at least they want to make it seem like they are, as they "conveniently" forget the arrangement whenever it's beneficial to their team exclusively.
The bout starts turning into a frenzy-fast-paced high-spot fest just a few minutes after the bell gets it started. There are bodies flying all over the place and we see The Young Bucks and reDRagon still managing to remain on the same page -- again, for the most-part.
After several minutes, we see Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus struggling to keep themselves in the mix, as it's turned into essentially a two-team against one contest.
Finally, we work our way to the finishing sequence. We see Jungle Boy hit a crazy top-rope hurricanrana on one member of The Young Bucks. He immediately rolls through, leaps up to his feet and within a half of a second -- tops -- he launches the other Young Buck over his head with a release German suplex.
Meanwhile, Luchasaurus launches himself from the ring to the floor, flipping over the top-rope and splashing his giant masked-self onto whoever was close enough to feel the impact on the floor.
Back in the ring, we see Luchasaurus flip over the opposition, who lands right in the waiting arms of Jungle Boy, who connects with a sit-down power bomb for the pin fall victory.
Excellent, excellent match. Jurassic Express -- the team of Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus -- are still your AEW World Tag-Team Champions when it is all said-and-done.
Winners and STILL AEW Tag-Team Champions: Jurassic Express
Face Of The Revolution Ladder Match
Christian Cage vs. Powerhouse Hobbs vs. Ricky Starks vs. Wardlow vs. Keith Lee vs.
After a video package sets the stage for our next match of the evening, the theme for Christian Cage hits and out comes "Captain Charisma" as the first man to head to the ring for the six-man Face Of The Revolution Ladder Match.
Cage settles into the ring and his music fades down. Now the theme for Powerhouse Hobbs plays and out comes the Team Taz member. Out next is another Team Taz member, the FTW Champion Ricky Starks.
From there, we hear the familiar sounds of the theme music for Wardlow. The big powerhouse of The Pinnacle makes his way down to the ring to a big pop from the fans in Orlando, FL.
Next out is none other than Keith Lee. The fans give him a Superstar reaction coming out. They break into some chants, which he controls like a conductor at a musical. He enters the ring and now we await the entrance of the sixth and final entrant in the match.
Out comes arguably the biggest fan-favorite in this one, the "Freshly Squeezed" one himself -- Orange Cassidy. The man from "Wherever" weighing in at "Whatever" definitely has the crowd behind him in Orlando this evening.
With all six guys in the ring now, we hear the bell sound to get this one officially off-and-running. We see Keith Lee and Wardlow on opposing sides of the ring doing a big power-guy spot to see who the crowd backs. They seemed to be behind both guys, but more so in Wardlow's corner.
The action starts to powder out into small groups of two guys duking it out in various parts of the ring and ringside area. Orange Cassidy hits the ring and tunes up the band for some of his signature "Sweet Shin Music," ala Mick Foley back in the day.
Cassidy has some fun messing with Starks, who as always, is essentially frozen in his tracks in a mixture of disbelief and disgust / confusion as he watches the mannerisms and actions of the "Freshly Squeezed" one.
Christian Cage ends up taking over control of the offense. He looks to climb the ladder, which is finally brought into the ring. No dice, however, as he is stopped before he can retrieve the belt.
Keith Lee ends up grabbing Cassidy off the ropes by his ankles. He proceeds to swing his entire body around as a battering ram type of weapon, knocking any-and-everyone out of his way in the process.
We see camera shots of Dan Lambert seated in a luxury box with The Men of the Year -- "All Ego" Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky, as well as Paige Van Zant. Some more high-risk wild spots go down in the ring as we build-up to the big finish.
The finish in this one sees Wardlow stop Ricky Starks as he was at the top of the ladder in the middle of the ring. As Starks was looking to "reach up and grab that brass ring" -- literally, we see Wardlow stop him.
An additional ladder is laid long-ways across the ladder they are standing on and Wardlow uses that as the viciously violent platform for his symphony of power bombs on Starks.
With Starks landing on his head / neck on the unforgiving solid steel platform, Wardlow reaches up and unhooks the brass ring. Your Face Of The Revolution Ladder Match winner for 2022 -- Wardlow. Great match.
2022 Face Of The Revolution ladder match winner: Wardlow
Shane "Sw3rve" Strickland Is Now "#AllElite"
Once the match wraps up, we see Tony Schiavone standing near the top of the entrance ramp with a microphone.
He informs the live crowd inside Addition Financial Arena, as well as the viewing audience at home, that there is about to be an official contract signing to introduce the newest addition to the talent roster in AEW.
With that said, Schiavone welcomes his special guest at this time -- none other than Shane "Sw3rve" Strickland. Strickland has some fun with the live crowd, who knows his routines well, as he does a cat-call gimmick with them by asking who's house is it?
Mostly everyone in the building seemed to know him well, as they all loudly responded "Sw3rve's house!" Strickland says "I love you, too" to the fans after that and then heads to the back. Shane "Sw3rve" Strickland is now #AllElite, folks.
TBS Women's Championship
Jade Cargill (C) vs. Tay Conti
Now we shoot to another pre-match video package, which this time tells the story leading up to the showdown this evening for the TBS Women's Championship, with Tay Conti challenging current title-holder Jade Cargill with her title on-the-line.
Out comes Tay Conti, who heads down to the ring and has a look on her face like she is all business here tonight. The last time she interacted with Cargill on the AEW TV "go-home" show leading into tonight's PPV, she left "that b*tch" laying after blasting her unsuspectingly with one of her "karate kicks," as Cargill sarcastically refers to them as.
With Conti settled into the squared circle, her music fades down and now we see a large fellow out at the top of the entrance ramp with a guitar.
The man is introduced as none other than Christone "Kingfish" Ingram. He plays the theme for Cargill on the guitar, and it sounds virtually flawless -- essentially no different.
If anything, it actually might even sound a little better than the regular recorded version that is normally played when the TBS Women's Champion heads to the ring.
We hear the bell sound to get this one off-and-running and almost immediately it looked like Cargill was gonna dust Conti the same as anyone else she has squared off against thus far in his run as TBS Women's Champion.
She sprints across the ring looking for a big push kick to the grill, however Conti avoids it and ends up keeping herself in the fight. At one point she even hits a big spot that turns Cargill inside-out.
It was unique to see Cargill blasted with such force considering how well she has been protected during her rise through the ranks in AEW.
The woman who has since helping launch the AEW women's division to the next level with the introduction of a second singles title in the women's division.
Finally we work our way to the ending sequence in this title contest. This one wraps up with Cargill hoisting Conti up and connecting with her Jaded finisher.
She plants Conti face-first into the mat with authority and then covers her for the pin fall victory to retain her TBS Women's Championship.
Winner and STILL TBS Women's Champion: Jade Cargill
Dog Collar Match
CM Punk vs. MJF
After the TBS Women's title bout wraps up, we head to the pre-show video package for our next match of the evening, which as the commentators point out while hyping it up, is arguably the most anticipated bout on the show.
It's definitely one of them, as this is a loaded card and it's hard to pick just one or two matches that stand out. Nearly all of them do.
MJF's theme hits and out comes The Pinnacle leader fresh off of his super-violent attack of "The Best in the World" on the 'go-home' edition of AEW Dynamite this past Wednesday night on TBS.
He seems proud of himself still but also starts to look a little nervous as he settles in the ring and feels the weight of the moment. He awaits the entrance of his opponent.
Instead of Cult of Personality playing by Living Colour, we hear the familiar sounds of the old Ring Of Honor (ROH) theme of CM Punk -- AFI's "Miseria Cantare," which appears to be performed live in the arena.
The crowd pops big for this and Excalibur does a good job on commentary of explaining to the viewing audience at home why the music is significant, as well as Punk's special ring gear, which is the old gear he wore during his prime days in ROH.
Both guys have their respective dog collars put around their necks and secured. The long steel chain is connected to both of them and the two are now on opposing corners of the ring waiting for the word to get this one underway.
The bell sounds to make this one official, and now we are officially off-and-running with this extremely intriguing showdown, wrapping up what has truly been one of the most compelling storylines in recent memory from any pro wrestling promotion.
Early on, we see a motivated CM Punk performing at the top of his game, while MJF looks kind of shook by the way everything is playing out with his childhood hero.
Punk goes to work on MJF early on, beating him down in the corner to the point that The Pinnacle leader literally starts begging for Punk to show some mercy.
Punk is having none of this, however, as he blasts MJF between the eyes with a solid kick that gives him a definitive answer -- even if it wasn't the one he was seeking.
The blood starts free flowing from both guys, particularly Punk pretty early into the bout. We see MJF jump into the offensive lead and he is dominating things at this point.
We see the bout spill out to the ringside area on the floor, where MJF continues to add punishment to "The Best in the World." Eventually the match gets back into the ring where a big sack of thumbtacks are introduced.
They get used and we see more blood than a wrestling match has featured in a long time. Then we get to the finish, which sees Wardlow run down and play a big factor.
The 2022 Face of the Revolution ends up pulling out the Dynamite Diamond Ring, however he decides to pass it off to Punk instead of MJF. Punk puts it on and drills MJF.
He then covers him and picks up the victory. Great match. It definitely delivered everywhere it was supposed to.
Winner: CM Punk
AEW Women's Championship
Dr. Britt Baker (C) vs. Thunder Rosa
It's time to head back to the ring for another championship contest, as the AEW Women's title will be on-the-line in our next one-on-one showdown here at AEW Revolution.
After the pre-match video package wraps up, we head inside the arena again where Thunder Rosa's music hits. She makes her way out in a special custom blue outfit with an odd style mask that she eventually takes off to reveal the usual glittery face-paint look.
Next out is the reigning and defending champion coming into this one, D.M.D. herself - Dr. Britt Baker - accompanied by Rebel. The two are in the ring and this one is about to get underway.
The bell sounds and we're officially off-and-running with this one. Rosa fares well early on, she gets Baker grounded and is cranking back on her arm with everything she's got.
We see Baker fight her way back into competitive form after working from underneath back to the offensive driver's seat.
From there, as Rosa would start to show signs of life, she would be stopped from taking back over control of the action due to interference and / or distractions from Rebel and / or Jamie Hayter at ringside.
As things continue, we build towards the finish of this title contest, which sees Rosa come as close as humanly possible to finishing off Baker only for things to get turned around on her.
Baker ends up taking out Rosa and finishing her off to retain her title in a very solid women's title bout here at AEW Revolution.
Winner and STILL AEW Women's Champion: Dr. Britt Baker
Bryan Danielson vs. Jon Moxley
We head back inside the Addition Financial Arena in Orlando, FL. where we hear the familiar sounds of Bryan Danielson's theme music. "The American Dragon" emerges from the locker room and begins making his way down to the ring.
Danielson settles inside the squared circle and his music dies down. He now hangs back and awaits the entrance of his opponent for this highly-anticipated one-on-one contest.
On that note, "Wild Thing" starts playing and out comes "The Purveyor of Violence" himself -- Jon Moxley. Mox makes his custom entrance through the crowd and heads down to the ring for this co-featured bout.
Both guys are in the ring now and we hear the bell to officially get this one off-and-running. The crowd is on fire for this one already. Great atmosphere to work with if you're Bryan Danielson and/or Jon Moxley.
This one keeps escalating and escalating as they settle in. We see Mox start to pull ahead as the action spills out to the ringside area on the floor. Once out on the floor, Danielson starts to take over and shift things into his favor.
Back in the ring, Danielson remains in the offensive driver's seat, taking it to Mox and at one point hitting him with a shot that cuts him wide open. Bad. Really, really bad. Like Moxley's crimson mask is covered in a darker crimson mask. Lots of mask-crimsoning happening here, if you catch my drift.
This bloody battle is only getting bloodier, as now Danielson finds himself leaking as well, with red blood dripping down his face, but nowhere in the same league as the head-to-toe covered in his own blood Mox.
We build towards the eventual finish of this one, which sees the two each coming close to finishing off the other, only for things to end.
They finally fight their way to the conclusion of the bout, which comes out of nowhere. We see Danielson on top of Mox for a pin attempt, but Mox somehow holds on and the referee continues counting when "The American Dragon" thought he was free.
He wasn't, and apparently that slight off-judgement from the veteran has cost him the match. Mox has finally picked up a victory over Danielson, something he noted during the build-up to the match that he has never done before.
Winner: Jon Moxley
After The Match: The Brawl Continues, Until A Familiar Face Insists On Peace
Things don't calm down much after the pin fall is counted. Mox approaches a confused and pissed off Danielson, who still doesn't understand how he was considered pinned for a three count.
Mox gets close enough that it looked like he was either waving Danielson on to keep fighting, or getting ready to shake his hand. Either way, Danielson starts swinging, so of course the wild-man Moxley swings back with a vengeance as well.
The two begin duking it out like it was the first bell to start their match, and nothing like two guys who just leaked multiple gallons of their own blood and traded knuckle sandwiches with extra cheese for about 30 minutes or so.
Regardless, we see them brawling like wild men until out of nowhere, a familiar face emerges from the back and begins making his way down to the ring in a hurry, clearly walking with a purpose.
Who, you ask?
That's right, folks. William Regal appears to be "#AllElite" now, as he enters the ring in his normal suit and looks upset at the sight of his two pupils not being honorable in victory and/or defeat.
Mox and Danielson stop fighting now and they both realize it is, in fact, the former WWE NXT General Manager standing in the same ring with them.
Regal walks over to Moxley and unloads a ferocious bitch-slap that blasts across the mouth of "The Purveyor of Violence." He then marches across to the other side of the ring and gives ole' Danielson a full-force bitch-slap as well. Danielson looks up at him like a dog who doesn't understand why he just got the rolled up newspaper to the booty.
Now with a mere look at both guys we see Danielson and Moxley seemigly snap out of whatever violent craze they were hypnotized by. They let go of the anger and calmly walk over to the center of the ring and shake hands in a sign of respect.
The commentators talk about this and put it over on the broadcast like we are seeing the beginning stages of a new dominant alliance between two top stars. Could it be? We'll probably know more when AEW Dynamite lands on TBS this coming Wednesday night with the post-Revolution edition of the show.
Great stuff from Moxley and Danielson, and eventually Regal, here in this co-featured bout. Up next is the six-man AEW Trios bout and then all that remains is our AEW World Championship main event showdown.
Sting, Darby Allin & Sammy Guevara vs. Matt Hardy, Andrade El Idolo & Isiah Kassidy
After the aforementioned post-match scene involving Jon Moxley, Bryan Danielson and William Regal, we move on to set the stage for our next match of the evening.
In the official co-main event spot here tonight at AEW Revolution 2022 is the AEW Trios bout. The six-man tag-team contest will feature Sting, Darby Allin and TNT Champion Sammy Guevara joining forces to take on the trio from the A.H.F.O., which includes Andrade El Idolo, Matt Hardy and Isiah Kassidy.
This one starts off with Darby immediately launches his own body at Andrade like a missile and takes him out with a crazy tope suicida.
Others start getting involved and entering the mix as the match gets several minutes deep. We see The Butcher & The Blade set up a bunch of tables on behalf of their fellow A.H.F.O. members.
Following another crazy sequence, which sees Darby slammed into a steel barricade over-and-over again by The Butcher, we get to the finishing sequence.
The finish in this one sees Sting hit his Stinger splash on Andrade through a tower of stacked tables.
This leads to Darby hitting a Scorpion Death Drop on Hardy through a table. He then ascends the ropes in the corner and leaps off backwards with his trademark Coffin Drop for the pin fall victory.
Winners: Sting, Darby Allin & Sammy Guevara
AEW World Championship
"Hangman" Adam Page (C) vs. Adam Cole
The two men start out with a collar and elbow tie up, which gets a break by Hangman Page slapping the chest of Adam Cole several times. Cole then hits several elbow strikes, but Page fires back with some chops of his own. Cole attempts to go to the outside, but Page dives out to him and keeps the fight going.
He launches Cole into the guard rail several times, and then hits the running boot as Cole is draped on the apron. Cole turns things around by focusing on the arm of his opponent, firing him into the steel stairs several times. Back in the ring and Cole continues the attack, focusing on the arm specifically.
Page attempts to turn things around, lifting him up Cole reverses in mid-air, turning it into a backbreaker. Page fires back with some slaps, but Cole then feints a low kick and hits one to the leg instead. He looks for the Panama Sunrise, but Page nails a superkick in mid-air instead. He then catches Cole again, this time with a fallaway slam.
This one then heads to the outside where Hangman hits a huge buckle bomb and then a moonsault from the top turnbuckle to the outside for good measure. Page wants the Buckshot Lariat, but Cole rolls out the other side of the ring. He tries to reach out and get him, but Cole rocks him with a boot to the face and then a backstabber.
However, as Cole charges in after, Page reverses with a Liger Bomb, which gets a near fall. The champion then looks for another moonsault, but he eats a superkick in mid-air instead, but Paige kicks out of the pinfall attempt. Cole tunes up the band HBK style, but Hangman sees it coming and hits the Deadeye!
The two men then go back and forth with punches, as Cole tries to expose the knee, but Page stops him and slaps Cole instead. He responds with a pump kick, but Page then hits a rolling elbow. But Cole continues to push, which leads to a crossface being set up. Page reaches the ropes and escapes.
Cole drops Hangman straight down onto his knee, but the champion keeps fighting in. Both men then scale to the second turnbuckle, going back and forth with punches for domination. But it is Hangman that comes out on top, launching his opponent as he goes with him, crashing on top, but Cole kicks out.
Hangman sets up his finisher, but reDRagon appear which provides a distraction. Cole then hits a superkick to the back of the head and he follows it with a Panama Sunrise onto the floor. However, when they get back into the ring, Hangman kicks out again.
Things escalate and lead to the big finish, which involves a whole bunch of run-ins. We see reDRagon make their way out and get involved, but to even the score, out comes The Dark Order and they help restore the numbers game.
Cole comes super close to finishing off Hangman with his Panama Sunrise and by Lowering the Boom, but ultimately, "Hangman" manages to hang in there and eventually he connects with his trademark Buckshot Lariat to take out Cole.
He goes for the cover and gets the three count to retain his AEW World Championship. Another great match on a card that was full of them this evening. A show well worth going out of your way to see.
Got to love AEW, folks. That's how this show goes off the air. Thanks for joining us, and make sure to stop back by again next Wednesday and Friday night for live AEW Dynamite and AEW Rampage results coverage of the post-Revolution shows to see the fallout from tonight's PPV.
Winner and STILL AEW World Champion: "Hangman" Adam Page
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