It's Saturday night, and you know what that means ...
All Elite Wrestling returns tonight from the Chaffetz Arena in St. Louis, MO. on TNT at 8/7c with the latest installment of their weekly Saturday night prime time two-hour program, AEW Collision.
On tap for tonight's show is Eddie Kingston & Ortiz vs. Claudio Castagnoli & Bryan Danielson, Jon Moxley vs. Shane Taylor, Buddy Matthews vs. Daniel Garcia, Roderick Strong vs. Matt Sydal, Thunder Rosa vs. Queen Aminata and the latest Adam Copeland open challenge.
Featured below are complete AEW Collision results from Saturday, January 20, 2024. The following report was written by Rajah.com reporter Matt Boone (@MattBoone0709) as the show aired live from 8-10pm EST. on TNT.
AEW COLLISION RESULTS (1/20/2024)
This week's show kicks off with the usual Elton John-led "Saturday Night's Alright For Fightin'" theme song and then we shoot inside the arena in St. Louis, MO. as fireworks explode and the commentators welcome us to the show.
Jon Moxley vs. Shane Taylor
We then hear the familiar sounds of "Wild Thing" and out comes Jon Moxley through the crowd with his usual custom ring entrance. He gets an enormous pop from the St. Louis crowd as he makes his way through the fans to the ring for our opening contest.
Highlights are shown of Mox's recent work at NJPW Battle in the Valley as he settles in the ring. Tony Schiavone is back on commentary after missing Dynamite and Rampage earlier this week. He is joined by Nigel McGuinness and Kevin Kelly on the call this evening.
The theme for his opponent hits and out comes Shane Taylor. The leader of Shane Taylor Promotions head to the ring accompanied by Lee Moriarty. The bell sounds and we're officially off-and-running with this one. Mox and Taylor trade shots back-and-forth to kick things off.
Mox beats Taylor back into the corner, but Taylor fights back and knocks Mox flat on his ass. He heads over and taunts him as he chokes him in the corner of the ring and then blasts him with a thunderous chop that causes him to stumble across the ring. Taylor then hits him with another.
Taylor misses a big running knee in the corner. Mox goes for a pile driver but Taylor counters with a back body drop. The fight then spills out to the floor at ringside with Taylor taking it to the Blackpool Combat Club leader. Mox runs Taylor into the steps and then Moriarty gets in his face.
Mox ignores him but Moriarty gets his attention with a huge cheap shot that decks him. Back in the ring, Taylor hits a side slam on Mox for a near fall attempt. Mox fights back for a minute and Taylor cuts him off with a Saito suplex.
Moxley hits one of his own and then follows up with a King Kont lariat. Taylor answers back with a left-handed lariat of his own and now both guys are down. Mox gets up first and beats on Taylor with elbows to the side of the head and then hits a running knee to the grill for a close pin attempt. Mox gets the bulldog choke and Taylor goes out.
After the match, he gets on the mic and talks about how he's pissed off and not taking anymore crap from anyone in 2024. He tells anyone who wants to fight, all they got to do is keep up. We then see footage from the Samoa Joe vs. HOOK main event from this week's AEW Dynamite.
Winner: Jon Moxley
Adam Copeland vs. Dante Martin
From there, we return inside the arena where Adam Copeland's theme hits and out comes "The Rated-R Superstar" for his latest Cope-Open. He settles in the ring and grabs a microphone. Dante Martin's theme hits and the Top Flight member is introduced as his opponent as he makes his way to the ring.
Copeland drops the mic, the bell sounds and we're officially off-and-running with this one. After some initial back-and-forth action, we quickly head into a mid-match commercial break. When we return, we see a ring post spot. A bit later, Martin takes over and hits a hurricanrana on Copeland on the floor off the ring apron.
Martin heads back into the ring and builds up a full head of steam before diving and splashing onto Copeland on the floor. He heads to the top-rope and hits a splash onto Copeland on the floor. Back in the ring, he hits another springboard splash.
He goes to the well one-too many times, as Copeland cuts him off on the top-rope next time and climbs up after him. Martin ends up hitting an avalanche power bomb off the top on Copeland for a super-close near fall attempt. Ouch. Martin goes for a springboard but gets Speared on the way down by Copeland. Copeland locks in the Grindhouse submission for the win.
After the match, he gets on the mic for a quick interview with Tony Schiavone in the ring. He talks about how everyone should give Dante Martin credit because he deserves it. He says he's gonna keep working harder and harder, just like Christian Cage said he was gonna do. He vows he's gonna capture the TNT Championship.
Winner: Adam Copeland
Lexy Nair Interviews Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli
Backstage, we see Lexy Nair standing by with Bryan Danielson and Claudio Castagnoli. She brings up their match tonight against Eddie Kingston and Ortiz and how they both lost to Kingston in the Continental Classic. Danielson and Castagnoli both talk about how little they think of "The Mad King" and then we head to another commercial break.
Top Flight, Private Party To Run It Back
When we return, Lexy Nair is standing by with Dante Martin, who she applauds for his efforts against Adam Copeland. The rest of Top Flight and Action Andretti walks in and then are confronted by Private Party. They agree to run back a rematch for next week.
Thunder Rosa vs. Queen Aminata
Now we return in the arena where Thunder Rosa's theme hits. For the first time since August of 2022, the former AEW Women's Champion is heading to the ring for a singles match. She settles inside the squared circle and her entrance tune dies down.
The theme for her opponent plays and out comes Queen Aminata. The bell sounds and we're officially off-and-running with this one. Queen Aminata is making her Collision in-ring debut this evening. Rosa has her face painted in trademark fashion, but finds herself on the defensive early on.
After Aminata enjoys some early offensive control, we see Rosa shift the momentum in her favor when the fight spills out to the floor. As Rosa regains control of the bout, we shift gears and head into a mid-match commercial break as the match continues.
When we return, we see Aminata beating the piss out of Rosa with stiff kicks to the back and chest. She hits a tilting side slam that looked scary for a moment. She goes for the double stomp off the ropes but then Rosa hits a drop kick and her finisher for the win.
Winner: Thunder Rosa
Lexy Nair Interviews Eddie Kingston & Ortiz
Now we shoot to Lexy Nair, who is standing backstage with Eddie Kingston and Ortiz. She asks for their response to the comments from Bryan Danielson and Claudio Castagnoli from earlier in the night before the two teams meet later in the show.
Ortiz talks about he and Kingston being on the same page again and when it's Kingston's turn to talk, he's annoyed and just wants to go stretch and get his hands taped up. We head to another commercial break.
The Formation Of The Bang-Bang Scissor Gang
We head back into the arena to the super cool ring entrance of Bullet Club Gold. Out comes the new ROH Six-Man Tag-Team Champions Jay White and The Gunns, with Juice Robinson still out of the picture. They settle in the ring and do a version of The Rock's catch phrase before gloating.
They go to wrap up with their D-X rip-off catchphrase and then The Acclaimed's theme hits. Daddy Ass and the duo of Anthony Bowens and Max Caster come to the ring with their AEW Trios Championships and talk more about how much they could do if they all aligned together.
After some more hyping up of Bullet Club Gold, Anthony Bowens finally poses the question and says eventually they've got to answer to the people, because everyone wants to see the Bang-Bang Scissor Gang. They finish and say "scissors up" or "gunns up." They all do the scissor handshake for a huge pop.
"Timeless" Toni Storm Admits Knowing Deonna Purrazzo
We shoot to a black-and-white message from AEW Women's Champion "Timeless" Toni Storm, who is with Luther the Butler and holding Mariah May's face while talking into the camera, admitting to know Deonna Purrazzo. She recalls being jealous of her technical prowess. She then heads off for a pork dinner.
Buddy Matthews vs. Daniel Garcia
Now we head back inside the arena where the lights go out. The theme for The House of Black hits and out comes Buddy Matthews accompanied by other members in the group. He settles in the ring for one-on-one action in our next match of the evening.
The theme for Daniel Garcia hits and out he comes as his friend and former fellow J.A.S. member "Daddy Magic" Matt Menard settles in on special guest commentary as always. FTR comes out and hangs at ringside because The House of Black are out there as well.
From there, the bell sounds and this one gets officially off-and-running. After some early back-and-forth action, we see things spill out to the floor where immediately FTR stops House of Black from doing anything. We head into a mid-match commercial break as the action continues.
When we return from the break, Tony Schiavone informs us of the madness that took place during the break, which we see via replays. The fight spills out to the floor again where a big pile driver on the floor nearly ends things with a double count out. They both eventually crawl back into the ring to keep this one going.
Matthews is badly selling his leg, and Garcia amps up big time as the crowd comes to life in the background. Garcia focuses his attack on the bum wheel of Matthews, wrapping it around the ring post and doing Bret Hart's old leg lock around the ring post as he hangs down to the floor. Back in the ring, Garcia continues to attack the knee.
It looks like Buddy may have busted his nose at some point in the match as well. He fights out of a sharpshooter, however, and bashes Garcia face-first into the ring mat over and over again. He hits a big deadlift power spot for a close near fall seconds later. Garcia fights back and gets the win with a roll-up.
After the match, FTR, House of Black and everyone brawl. The entire locker room empties out in the ring and they try and break things up, while some join in on the fun. We head to another break after this. Blood And Guts 2024 anyone? When we return, FTR and Daniel Garcia challenge House of Black to a cage match for next week.
Winner: Daniel Garcia
Roderick Strong vs. Matt Sydal
Back inside the arena, the theme for The Undisputed Kingdom hits and out comes the trio of Roderick Strong, Matt Taven and Mike Bennett. Roddy will be in singles action in our next match of the evening here on this week's AEW Collision.
The theme for his opponent hits next and out comes fellow veteran and Strong's former roommate, Matt Sydal. Sydal settles in the ring and the bell sounds to get this one officially off-and-running. Sydal uses his speed and high-flying offense to start off strong, however when the action spills out to the floor, Strong takes over.
As Strong continues to punish Sydal on the floor at ringside, we shift gears and head into a mid-match commercial break as the action continues. When we return, we see the St. Louis hometown boy Sydal on the defensive, as Strong works over his back on offense.
We see Sydal fight back into the offensive lead briefly, as the commentators break focus from the action to announce breaking news from Tony Khan, who has confirmed an Elimination Trios Steel Cage match between The House of Black and the team of FTR and Daniel Garcia for next week. Strong picks up the win seconds later. We head to another commercial break.
Winner: Roderick Strong
Eddie Kingston & Ortiz vs. Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli
It's main event time!
When we return from the commercial break, we immediately hear the familiar sounds of Bryan Danielson's theme music. Out comes "The American Dragon" and fellow Blackpool Combat Club member Claudio Castagnoli for our tag-team headline bout of this week's show.
After the BCC duo settle in the ring, their music dies down and the entrance theme for their opponents hits. The crowd goes bonkers as AEW Continental Crown Champion Eddie Kingston and his friend and tag-team partner Ortiz make their way out to the ring.
They settle inside and the bell sounds to get this one officially off-and-running. Kingston and Danielson kick things off for their respective teams. Danielson avoids locking up with Kingston at all costs early on, leading to "The Mad King" playing to the crowd quite a bit in a fun scene.
Danielson finally does start to engage and he blasts Kingston with some vicious kicks and then does some jumping-jacks to add insult to injury. Kingston fights back and takes over again and then tags in Ortiz. Ortiz hits the ring but Danielson immediately takes over and tags in Castagnoli, who picks up where he left off, taking it to Ortiz.
Castagnoli heads over to taunt Kingston, who flips him off, while Ortiz recovers on the mat. Claudio blasts Ortiz with European uppercuts and then a vicious head butt and some chops. Danielson joins Claudio for a double team spot but Ortiz hits them with a double drop kick.
Claudio ends up catching him from behind and rag-dolling him into the corner to take back over. After this, we shift gears and head into a mid-match commercial break as our main event of the evening continues. When we return, we see Claudio controlling Ortiz on the mat in a hold as the fans try and rally behind him.
We see an eager Kingston looking for the tag from the apron in the corner. Claudio stops Ortiz from crawling for the tag by scooping his legs up and getting him in the giant swing. He heads over and glares at Kingston after letting him go. Danielson tags back in and goes to work on Ortiz, while also taunting Kingston.
Kingston finally gets the hot tag and the crowd goes absolutely insane as "The Mad King" starts taking out any-and-everything that moves. He beats Danielson and Castagnoli down as the crowd roar continues to grow. He tags Ortiz back in and Ortiz comes close to finishing off Danielson, however the BCC member hangs in to keep this one going.
As the action continues, we see Danielson beating down Ortiz while Castagnoli holds onto Kingston on the floor and forces him to watch. Things end up wrapping up like this, with the BCC duo picking up the win. Danielson spits in Kingston's face before leaving the ring. He talks into the camera vowing to make his life miserable as this week's show goes off the air. Thanks for joining us!
Winners: Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli