It’s Saturday night, and you know what that means …
All Elite Wrestling returns with the latest installment of their weekly two-hour AEW Collision on TNT program, which airs live at 8/7c from the INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas.
On tap for tonight’s show is The National 69-Day Celebration of The Acclaimed, Willow Nightingale vs. Emi Sakura, LFI & FTR vs. Ricky Starks, Big Bill & Gates of Agony, Lance Archer vs. Darby Allin, Swerve Strickland vs. AR Fox and more.
Featured below are complete AEW Collision results from Saturday, November 4, 2023. The following report was written by eWrestling.com reporter Matt Boone (@MattBoone0709) as the show aired live from 8-10pm EST. on TNT.
AEW COLLISION RESULTS (11/4/2023)
The usual pre-show “talking heads” quick-cuts happen, with competitors scheduled for action tonight hyping their respective matches, including Jake “The Snake” Roberts with Lance Archer as well as Darby Allin.
Swerve Strickland vs. AR Fox
This wraps up with Swerve Strickland and Prince Nana talking when out of nowhere, they are attacked by AR Fox. As Fox continues to beat down Strickland, the usual Elton John “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fightin'” theme and opening video airs.
As it wraps up, we shoot inside the arena where Fox throws Strickland out of the entrance area and continues to beat him down. The commentators welcome us to the show as Fox throws Swerve off the stage and launches himself off as well for a big splash.
Finally, they brawl down to the ring where Fox throws Swerve inside and the bell sounds to get this one off-and-running. Swerve rolls out of the ring and tries to avoid the fight, but Fox leaps way over the top-rope and splashes onto him at ringside. Back in the ring, Fox continues to dominate what has been a one-sided contest thus far.
We see the fight spill out to the floor again, but this time Swerve takes over. He throws Fox into the barricade a few times. As he brings the fight back in the ring, we see Prince Nana calling The Gates of Agony down to the ring. They make their way out as Swerve continues to beat down Fox.
Swerve takes Fox up to the top-rope and connects with a super-plex. As the two hit the canvas, Tony Schiavone shifts gears and talks us into a mid-match commercial break as the opening contest here on this week’s AEW Collision continues.
When we return, we see Swerve still dominating the action. Fox slaps him and takes over. He hits a big DDT through the ropes and follows up with a wild 450 splash off the top-rope for a close near fall that pops the crowd in Wichita. Swerve hits a neck-breaker to take back over. He goes for the cover but Fox kicks out.
Strickland heads to the top-rope and leaps off with a flying double stomp. He goes for the cover and picks up the win in an excellent opener to get things started on this week’s show. Tony Schiavone promotes Hangman Page vs. Swerve Strickland II for AEW Full Gear and then we see The Gates of Agony and Swerve stalking Fox until FTR’s theme hits.
Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler run down to the ring and immediately start brawling with The Gates of Agony as fans chant “FTR! FTR!” AEW World Tag-Team Champions Ricky Starks and Big Bill come down to get involved as well. Eventually LFI comes out and we get a preview of the big eight-man match scheduled for tonight. We see The House of Black watching in the crowd.
Winner: Swerve Strickland
MJF Responds To Daniel Garcia’s Challenge
The commentators bring up Daniel Garcia’s win in the AEW Rampage main event this week and subsequent post-match challenge to AEW World Champion MJF. Footage is shown of “The Devil” responding to Garcia and accepting the challenge. The match for the title is announced for Wednesday’s episode of AEW Dynamite.
Bullet Club Gold & MJF Respond To AEW Dynamite Main Event
We then see highlights of the main event of this week’s AEW Dynamite and Kevin Kelly, Tony Schiavone and Nigel McGuinness introduce exclusive post-match footage of MJF freaking out after losing to the Bullet Club Gold and getting pinned by Jay White ahead of their singles showdown for the title at AEW Full Gear. Bullet Club Gold also react to their win.
Kip Sabian Issues Challenge To Mark Briscoe For Tonight
We shoot backstage when we return to Lexy Nair standing by with a pissed off Kip Sabian. He brings up The Workhorsemen being the most underrated tag-team in AEW. He asks if Mark Briscoe can find someone to team with him, they can battle later tonight.
The Kingdom vs. James McGregor & Bringston Nash
Back inside the arena, we hear Roderick Strong yelling from his wheelchair. He is pushed out by The Kingdom duo of Matt Taven and Mike Bennett. Strong talks about neck health and his best friend “ADAM!!!!” as they head to the ring.
In the ring are the opponents for The Kingdom, the team of James McGregor & Bringston Nash. Taven and Bennett easily beat them down and after all of 90 seconds, hit a top rope pile driver for the pin fall victory.
Winners: The Kingdom
Mark Briscoe Responds To Kip Sabian’s Challenge For Tonight
We go backstage to Lexy Nair, who is standing by with Mark Briscoe. In walks FTR and the three chum it up. Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler tell Briscoe they love him and will pull double-duty tonight. Briscoe says he loves them but he can’t let them do that. He tells them he’s got someone in mind so they can focus on their business.
“The Murderhawk Monster” Lance Archer vs. Darby Allin
Back inside the arena, “The Murderhawk Monster” Lance Archer makes his way to the ring for our next match of the evening. We see a shot of the legendary Jake “The Snake” Roberts as Archer settles in the ring and his theme music dies down.
The familiar sounds of Darby Allin’s theme hits the house speakers and out with his skateboard comes the charismatic AEW fan-favorite. He hops on the skateboard and rides his way down to the ring for the tough task waiting for him in the ring.
Now the bell sounds and we’re officially off-and-running with this one. Fans immediately chant “Darby! Darby!” Archer comes out and begins manhandling the much smaller Allin straight out of the gate. We see the action spill out to the floor where Archer launches Allin overhead onto the entrance ramp.
On that note we head into a mid-match commercial break. When we return, we see Archer still throwing Allin around like a rag-doll. He looks for his Blackout off the top-rope but Allin avoids it. Archer chokeslams Allin hard but doesn’t let go. He picks him up and chokeslams him again over the ropes onto the hard part of the ring apron.
Allin rolls out to the floor. Jake “The Snake'” Roberts grabs Allin’s skateboard and goes after him, but the referee catches him and ejects him from ringside. Back in the ring, Archer has Allin on the top-rope looking to finish him off, but Allin fights his way into a counter and covers Archer for the win.
After the match, Roberts comes back out on the mic and says Allin might be the sweetheart of AEW but things aren’t ending like this. He brings out The Righteous. They come out to their cool entrance tune and distract Allin as Archer picks him up from behind and lays him out with his Blackout finisher.
Winner: Darby Allin
Lexy Nair Talks To Kris Statlander, Willow Nightingale & Skye Blue
Lexy Nair is backstage with TBS Women’s Champion Kris Statlander, as well as Skye Blue and Willow Nightingale.
Statlander thanks Skye for making the right decision and picking the right side. Skye says she shouldn’t be thanking her because she didn’t do it for her, she did it for Willow. She walks off. Willow says they’re all friends. We head to another commercial break.
Alex Abrahantes Issues Challenge To Swerve Strickland
When we return, Lexy Nair is standing by with Alex Abrahantes. He talks about the big lucha trios bout from AEW Rampage last night. He gets interrupted by Swerve Strickland and Prince Nana.
Abrahantes takes issue with Swerve violating Hangman’s family and invading his house. Alex dares Swerve to take a fight with Penta El Zero Miedo on Dynamite next week. Swerve says they both used to wear masks and he looks forward to seeing what is under it. Alex tells Swerve he has nothing to fear but Penta himself.
The Acclaimed’s National 69-Day Celebration
Now we head back inside the arena where we hear the familiar sounds of The Acclaimed’s theme music. Max Caster comes out with Anthony Bowens and “Daddy Ass” Billy Gunn as always, doing his freestyle rap as they head to the ring.
The AEW Trios Champions settle in the ring for their National 69-Day Celebration. Billy Gunn plays to the crowd early on and then Anthony Bowens takes over on the mic and brings up MJF. He rolls footage of a recorded message from MJF for Max Caster.
MJF says Max Caster has finally earned his respect. He says taking the shot from Jay White for him was pretty cool. He says Adam Cole told him it’s okay to have more than one friend. MJF says Max Caster is starting to grow on him. He says he’s starting to like The Acclaimed. “Yay scissoring!”
We see a bunch of confetti fall from the ceiling and there are 69 balloons everywhere in the ring and streamers. Caster points out the special 69 trophy at ringside and talks about being atop the AEW Trios division. He dedicates it to everyone around the world and especially everyone in Wichita, KS.
Billy Gunn brings the trophy in the ring. They continue to play with the crowd in what is turning out to be just a fantastic waste of time. The fans break out in an “Oh, scissor me daddy!” chant as Bowens tries wrapping up. Thanks Wichita! As they go to wrap up, we have some party-crashers.
AEW Trios Championship
The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn (C) vs. Dalton Castle & The Boys
Out comes Dalton Castle and The Boys to keep this going even longer. Awesome! They make their big extravagant entrance and get in the ring. The fans break out into a “Dalton Castle!” chant. The Boys go out and take the trophy.
The fans chant “That’s not yours!” They present it to Dalton Castle, who breaks it, and a brawl breaks out. Aubrey Edwards runs out and rings the bell. An impromptu AEW Trios Championship match is now underway.
The Boys get a pinata but The Acclaimed take it from them and beat them down and break it over Dalton Castle’s head. They throw out the stuff in the pinata to the crowd. We head to a mid-match commercial break on that note. When we return, The Acclaimed finish them off for the win to retain.
Winners and STILL AEW Trios Champions: The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn
Andrade El Idolo To Respond To CJ Perry’s Offer Next
We send things backstage to Lexy Nair, who is standing by with Andrade El Idolo. She asks about CJ Perry’s offer to him. He says he keeps his business private but will give his answer to CJ Perry’s face next week.
Kip Sabian & The Workhorsemen vs. Mark Briscoe, Dustin Rhodes & Keith Lee
Now we return inside the INTRUST Bank Arena where Kip Sabian and The Workhorsemen make their way down to the ring for our next match of the evening. The three settle inside the ring and await the arrival of their opposition.
“Reach for the sky, boy!” hits the house speakers and out comes Mark Briscoe. He stops and his theme dies down. The theme for his partners plays and out comes “The Natural” Dustin Rhodes and “Limitless” Keith Lee. The three head to the ring.
The bell sounds and we’re officially off-and-running with this one. All six guys brawl early on. When the smoke clears and the dust settles, we see Anthony Henry help establish the early offensive lead for his team. Kip Sabian tags in and takes over, beating on Briscoe as the crowd tries rallying behind him.
JD Drake tags in, but so does Dustin Rhodes, and it is “The Natural” who takes over control of the action, shifting the offense into the favor of the babyface trio. We see a series of big dives out to the floor and then Keith Lee takes over with power man spots in the ring. Briscoe comes off the top with a froggy-bow for the win. Fun match.
Winners: Mark Briscoe, Dustin Rhodes & Keith Lee
Willow Nightingale vs. Emi Sakura
We are informed that the scheduled women’s bout between Willow Nightingale and Emi Sakura in a rematch of their recent showdown will be up next when we return. As we settle back in from the break, Lexy Nair is backstage.
Nair introduces her guest at this time, Mark Briscoe. Briscoe goes on to issue a challenge to Jay White to put his AEW Full Gear 2023 title shot against MJF on-the-line in a match against him on next week’s AEW Dynamite. The bout was later confirmed by Tony Khan.
Back inside the arena, Emi Sakura’s theme hits and out she comes in her royal attire for our co-main event of the evening here on this week’s show. Her theme music dies down as she settles inside the squared circle.
The fun, upbeat entrance tune for her opponent plays now and out comes Willow Nightingale to a big pop. She settles in the ring, her tune dies down and the bell sounds to get this match officially off-and-running. Sakura jumps into the early lead, knocking Willow out to the floor and splashing on her against the steps.
Back in the ring, Emi continues to beat down Nightingale as the fans try and rally behind the former NJPW STRONG Women’s Champion. On that note, we shift gears and head into a mid-match commercial break as the action continues. When we return, Willow fights her way to victory.
Winner: Willow Nightingale
Keith Leith Confronts Samoa Joe Backstage
We shoot backstage to Lexy Nair, who is standing by with Samoa Joe. “The King of Television” reminds MJF of his offer to watch his back. He then touts his record reign as the longest running ROH TV Champion when he is confronted by Keith Lee. The two exchange words and a match is made for next week’s Dynamite.
Ricky Starks, Big Bill & The Gates Of Agony vs. LFI & FTR
It’s main event time!
When we return, The Gates of Agony make their way out, followed by their partners, AEW World Tag-Team Champions “Absolute” Ricky Starks and Big Bill. The four-man team settle in the ring as their music dies down.
Now the theme for LFI hits and out comes the returning RUSH and Preston Vance. They settle in the ring and the music stops. The Midnight Express-sounding entrance tune for FTR hits and out comes Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler for our final match of the evening.
All eight men are in the ring for this headline bout. The bell sounds and we’re officially off-and-running with this one. Preston Vance and Big Bill kick things off for their respective teams. Jim Ross joins Tony Schiavone and Nigel McGuinness in replacing Kevin Kelly for the call of our main event.
Preston Vance starts off strong against the larger Big Bill, to the surprise of the commentators. Big Bill levels him with a lariat to kill his momentum dead in its’ tracks. Bishop Kaun tags in, as does Cash Wheeler. Kaun takes it to him initially, but Wheeler takes over and tags in Dax Harwood, who picks up where he left off, taking it to Kaun.
We head to a mid-match commercial break as the action continues. When we return, we see things come unglued, as all eight men start brawling in and out of the ring. RUSH helps Harwood hit a Big Rigg and then follows up by giving the horns for the pin fall victory.
After the match, LFI refuses to shake hands with FTR. They walk off. The lights go out. The House of Black appear on the big screen and deliver a warning to FTR. The lights come back on and The House of Black are standing behind FTR. They proceed to beat them down.
Claudio Castagnoli and Wheeler Yuta of the Blackpool Combat Club run out with a steel chair and start fighting off The House of Black. Castagnoli goes for the swing on Malakai Black but Brody King pulls him out for the save. That’s how this week’s show goes off the air. Thanks for joining us!
Winners: LFI & FTR