AEW Collision Results: BCC Defeat Kingston & Ortiz, Rankings Return

Originally published at AEW Collision Results: BCC Defeat Kingston & Ortiz, Rankings Return

January 20, 2024

Chaifetz Arena – St. Louis, MO

By: John Kleinchester


Jon Moxley Returns

AEW Collision kicked off with the returning Jon Moxley taking on Shane Taylor. Before the match, highlights of Moxley’s match against Shingo Takagi last weekend at NJPW Battle in the Valley were shown, marking the first time in recent memory that New Japan highlights were aired on AEW television. Lee Moriarty was cornering Shane Taylor and got a shot in behind the referee’s back early in the match. 

Heavy hands traded between Taylor & Moxley!

Watch #AEWCollision LIVE on TNT!@JonMoxley | @shane216taylor

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 21, 2024

Moxley won with the bulldog choke after Shane Taylor passed out and referee Stefon Smith called for the bell. After the match, Mox got on the mic and said he was “pissed off and hungry beyond belief” and any teammate or colleague of his had to “keep the hell up”.

"KEEP THE HELL UP" – Jon Moxley

Watch #AEWCollision LIVE on TNT!@JonMoxley

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 21, 2024


A video recap of Hook challenging Samoa Joe for the AEW World Title this past Wednesday was shown next. 

Last Wednesday night on #AEWDynamite, #AEW World Champion Samoa Joe faced off against the #FTW Champion, the Cold-Hearted, Handsome Devil HOOK in an EXPLOSIVE main event!

Watch #AEWCollision LIVE on TNT!@SamoaJoe | @730Hook

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 21, 2024

The Cope Open (Yes, They’re Really Calling It That)

Next up was “The Cope Open”, the next entry in Adam Copeland’s open challenge. This time answering the challenge was Top Flight’s Dante Martin. 

Dante Martin almost had it!

Watch #AEWCollision LIVE on TNT!@RatedRCope | @lucha_angel1

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 21, 2024

What a spear! 💀

Watch #AEWCollision LIVE on TNT!@RatedRCope | @lucha_angel1

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 21, 2024

Martin gave Copeland a run for his money but ultimately was vanquished by a huge spear with Martin coming off the top rope and Copeland’s new submission finisher “The Grindhouse”. After the match, Tony Schiavone interviewed Copeland and Adam gave credit to Dante Martin and said he was going to keep doing the open until he gets the TNT Championship and brings it back to TNT.


The hunt for the TNT Championship continues for Adam Copeland!

Watch #AEWCollision LIVE on TNT!@RatedRCope

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 21, 2024

Danielson & Castagnoli

Lexi Nair interviewed Bryan Danielson and Claudio Castagnoli bringing up both of their losses to Eddie Kingston in the Continental Classic. 

The #BCC's Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli have STRONG words for Eddie Kingston & Ortiz before their tag team match tonight!

Watch #AEWCollision LIVE on TNT!@bryandanielson | @ClaudioCSRO

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 21, 2024

Top Flight & Action Andretti

Lexi Nair then was interviewing Action Andretti and Top Flight when Private Party interrupted and bragged about beating them. The faces pointed out that Marq Quen used the ropes to win and Quen said he just lost his balance. Top Flight & Andretti suggested having a rematch and Private Party agreed. 

Dante Martin, his brother Darius and Action Andretti confront Private Party about how they won their match on #AEWDynamte

Watch #AEWCollision LIVE on TNT!@lucha_angel1 | @DariusMartin612 | @ActionAndretti | @IsiahKassidy | @Marq_Quen

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 21, 2024

Thunder Rosa vs. Queen Aminata

Next up was Thunder Rosa in her first singles match since August 6, 2022, taking on Queen Aminata. The pair had a hard-hitting match with Thunder Rosa hitting the Tijuana Bomb for the win.

Queen Aminata almost got the 3!

Watch #AEWCollision LIVE on TNT!@thunderrosa22 | @amisylle

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 21, 2024

Eddie & Ortiz

Lexi Nair was back with Eddie Kingston and Ortiz and she pointed out that it had been a while since they had teamed up. Ortiz said they had a tiff but they fixed it. Kingston complained about always needing to do camera stuff right before he needed to get ready for a match and made a funny reference to his cold opens during the Continental Classic. 

Eddie Kingston and Ortiz plan to do their talking tonight in the ring!

Watch #AEWCollision LIVE on TNT!#EddieKingston | @Ortiz_Powerful

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 21, 2024

Bang Bang Scissor Gang

The newly crowned ROH 6-Man Tag Team Champions Jay White & The Gunns were out next and debuted “Cardboard Juice” to the live crowd. AEW Trios Champions Daddy Ass and The Acclaimed interrupted and again asked the Bang Bang Gang to become a “supergroup” as the crowd chanted “Bang Bang Scissor Gang”. After some deliberation, the scissors met the guns as the new group celebrated. 

Bang Bang Scissor Gang?!

Watch #AEWCollision LIVE on TNT!@JayWhiteNZ | @theaustingunn | @coltengunn | @PlatinumMax | @Bowens_Official | @RealBillyGunn

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 21, 2024

Toni Storm Admits She Remembers Deonna Purrazzo

A video from last week after Dynamite was shown with Toni Storm admitting she remembers Deonna Purrazzo.

After their confrontation on #AEWDynamite, "Timeless" Toni Storm had some choice words for Deonna Purrazzo!

Watch #AEWCollision LIVE on TNT!#TimelessToniStorm | @DeonnaPurrazzo

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 21, 2024

Buddy Matthews vs. Daniel Garcia

Next up was House of Black’s Buddy Matthews taking on Daniel Garcia. Malakai Black and Brody King accompanied Matthews to the ring and FTR came out to watch the back of Garcia. Daddy Magic Matt Menard, who has had multiple run-ins with Brody King lately, was also on commentary for this match. 

Matthews & Garcia exchange shots on the ring apron!

Watch #AEWCollision LIVE on TNT!@SNM_Buddy | @GarciaWrestling

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 21, 2024

Knee to the face!

Watch #AEWCollision LIVE on TNT!@SNM_Buddy | @GarciaWrestling

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 21, 2024


Daniel Garcia won after reversing a powerbomb attempt into a roll-up. Immediately after the 3-count, the other members of House of Black and FTR jumped into the ring and a huge brawl ensued with referees, security, and a large portion of the locker room attempting to break it up.

The #AEW locker room try to break this up!

Watch #AEWCollision LIVE on TNT!@SNM_Buddy | @GarciaWrestling

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 21, 2024

After the commercial, FTR & Garcia challenged House of Black to a 6-Man Elimination-Style Cage Match next week on Collision.

After the drag out brawl that broke out between House of Black and Daniel Garcia and FTR, FTR and Daniel Garcia want to END the House of Black, once and for all.

Watch #AEWCollision LIVE on TNT!@DaxFTR | @CashWheelerFTR | @GarciaWrestling

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 21, 2024

Next Saturday, 1/27
Bossier City, LA
Saturday Night #AEWCollision
8pm ET/7pm CT on TNT

Elimination Trios Steel Cage Match@DaxFTR @CashWheelerFTR FTR + @GarciaWrestling vs House of Black@Brodyxking @SNM_Buddy @malakaiblxck

Don't miss Collision NEXT Saturday live on @TNTdrama!

— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) January 21, 2024


Generation Next Revisited

Two former members of the old Ring of Honor stable Generation Next squared off next with hometown St. Louis hero Matt Sydal taking on Roderick Strong. Strong picked up the win with The End of Heartache. 

What a backbreaker by Roderick Strong!

Watch #AEWCollision LIVE on TNT!@roderickstrong | @MattSydal

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 21, 2024

Main Event and A Major Announcement

The main event of Collision was Eddie Kingston and Ortiz taking on Blackpool Combat Club’s Bryan Danielson and Claudio Castagnoli. In the middle of this match, Tony Schiavone announced that Tony Khan had just announced that rankings are returning in AEW.

The Rankings are coming back to AEW going forward, starting this month!@AEW is having a very exciting January, and this is only the beginning of an amazing 2024 for AEW and our fans.
Thank you all watching Saturday Night #AEWCollision right now on @TNTdrama!

— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) January 21, 2024

Meanwhile, the combatants in this match hit just as hard as you might have expected.

"We meet again"

Watch #AEWCollision LIVE on TNT!@bryandanielson | @ClaudioCSRO | #EddieKingston | @Ortiz_Powerful

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 21, 2024

In the end, Danielson & Castagnoli scored the victory after Danielson hit Ortiz with the Busaiku Knee. Ortiz was apologizing to Kingston for losing. Danielson got into Kingston’s face and said “You’re not going to hold them for long”, referring to Eddie’s three title belts, and spat in Eddie’s face.

Absolutely disrespectful

Watch #AEWCollision LIVE on TNT!@bryandanielson | @ClaudioCSRO | #EddieKingston | @Ortiz_Powerful

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 21, 2024

Announced for Dynamite This Wednesday in Savannah, GA:

  • Jeff Hardy vs. Swerve Strickland
  • Penta El Zero Miedo vs. Hangman Adam Page
  • Trios Championship: The Acclaimed vs The Mogul Embassy
  • Minoru Suzuki vs. Adam Copeland
  • Wardlow vs. Trent Beretta
  • Face-to-Face Interview: Timeless Toni Storm & Deonna Purrazzo
  • We’ll Hear from Sting & Darby Allin


AEW Collision Results:

  • Jon Moxley over Shane Taylor in 9:38
  • Adam Copeland over Dante Martin in 11:49
  • Thunder Rosa over Queen Aminata in 9:19
  • Daniel Garcia over Buddy Matthews in 11:19
  • Roderick Strong over Matt Sydal in 8:16
  • Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli over Eddie Kingston & Ortiz in 16:11

Great move to being back the rankings. Thought it was a bad idea to get rid of them in the first place as it differentiated AEW from WWE.

There’s also no Dark or Dark Elevation now so it prevents people from racking up wins against jobbers and having lopsided records.

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Still don’t like the idea, but that may just be because we’ve never seen it done in a meaningful way, because I DID like the idea until we saw WWE and later AEW both attempt it then largely ignore it.

I’d like to imagine they’ll take lessons learned from the C2, and how to manage rankings / making wins and losses help tell stories, and incorporate that. Rather than running up the scoreboards with Dark wins, etc.