AEW Collision Results: Kingston Wins, Will Face Danielson After Draw with Castagnoli

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2023/12/23/aew-collision-results-kingston-wins-will-face-danielson-after-draw-with-castagnoli/

December 23, 2023

Frost Bank Center – San Antonio, TX

By: John Kleinchester


 

Blue League Match: Bryan Danielson vs. Claudio Castagnoli 

Collision “Holiday Bash” started without its cold open promos that have been consistent over the last few weeks. Instead, we jumped right into the Blue League match between fellow Blackpool Combat Club members Bryan Danielson and Bryan Danielson. Interestingly the hard cam was at a higher angle than we’re used to providing a unique view – not sure if this was a production choice or just the way the arena is set up.

A look of shock on the face of Bryan Danielson.

It’s the #AEWContinentalClassic: #TournamentForTots on #AEWCollision LIVE on TNT!@bryandanielson | @ClaudioCSRO pic.twitter.com/HSdkFafGe0

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 24, 2023

Kevin Kelly noted that these two opponents had faced each other 44 prior times but tonight was different. The announce team also mentioned that Castagnoli cheated to win last week against Andrade. At one point in the match, Claudio caught Danielson running and turned it into the Giant Swing.

Catch & swing!

It’s the #AEWContinentalClassic: #TournamentForTots on #AEWCollision LIVE on TNT!@bryandanielson | @ClaudioCSRO pic.twitter.com/Cog4vths2h

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 24, 2023

The action picked up even more in the final five minutes with Danielson kicking out of the Neutralizer and Castagnoli kicking out of the Busaiku Knee. Castagnoli and Danielson battled into the final minute of the twenty-minute time limit as the crowd audibly gasped at the announcement as Claudio had Danielson in the Sharpshooter. Time expired and the crowd gave the two men a standing ovation and a “holy sh*t” chant as it was announced that Danielson had officially advanced to the Blue League Finals and Castagnoli had been mathematically eliminated. Claudio and Bryan shook hands and hugged after the match. 

ONE MINUTE ON THE CLOCK!

It’s the #AEWContinentalClassic: #TournamentForTots on #AEWCollision LIVE on TNT!@bryandanielson | @ClaudioCSRO pic.twitter.com/W2JFQGdOCJ

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 24, 2023

Gold League Recap

A video package was shown with the results of the Gold League interspersed with post-match promos. 

https://twitter.com/AEW/status/1738734534923780177?s=20

AEW World Trios Championship

Next up was The Acclaimed & Daddy Ass defending their World Trios Championships against Top Flight and Action Andretti who were coming off an incredible match last Friday on Rampage. Kevin Kelly noted that the champions hadn’t defended their titles in 45 days because of the attack by The Devil and his henchmen. The Acclaimed retained after Max Caster avoided a running shooting star from Action Andretti and rolled him up for the win. Both teams shook hands after the match. 

Top Flight & Andretti stay a step ahead of The Acclaimed & Daddy Ass!

Watch #AEWCollision #HolidayBash LIVE on TNT!@PlatinumMax | @Bowens_Official | @RealBillyGunn | @ActionAndretti | @TopFlight612 pic.twitter.com/2SPx9PqYiT

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 24, 2023

Hook Responds to Yuta

Hook officially challenged Wheeler Yuta to an FTW Championship match at World’s End aka Hook’s “home turf”.

#AEW FTW Champion HOOK responds to Wheeler Yuta’s challenge for #AEWWorldsEnd!

Watch #AEWCollision #HolidayBash LIVE on TNT!@730hook | @WheelerYuta pic.twitter.com/LnKX12dOGo

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 24, 2023

Meat Match

Next was Brian Cage taking on Keith Lee. The beginning of this match was both men working an almost Lucha style which was impressive for their huge stature. 

"I can do that too" – Keith Lee.

Watch #AEWCollision #HolidayBash LIVE on TNT!@RealKeithLee | @briancagegmsi pic.twitter.com/jhGHSRaOo3

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 24, 2023

Prince Nana handed Brian Cage a cinderblock from under the ring but the momentary distraction was enough for Keith Lee to hit his finisher for the pinfall victory. After the match, Lee got on the mic and said that almost a year ago “someone” took him out with a cinderblock. He said that he has a house to teardown and he’s going to do it brick by brick and will start this week on Dynamite. 

"I've got a house to tear down, and I'm gonna do it…brick by brick" – Keith Lee.

Watch #AEWCollision #HolidayBash LIVE on TNT!@RealKeithLee pic.twitter.com/DZ5oLRU41m

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 24, 2023

Timeless Toni & Mariah May

Toni Storm continued not to remember Mariah May who said she was cleared to compete and Toni had a message for her World End opponent, Riho.

“Timeless” Toni Storm has a message for Riho ahead of their match at #AEWWorldsEnd!

Watch #AEWCollision #HolidayBash LIVE on TNT!

“Timeless” #ToniStorm | @MariahMayX | @ReneePaquette pic.twitter.com/OIjJ1zclsL

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 24, 2023

Daddy’s Home

Christian Cage and Nick Wayne were out next and Christian introduced Shayna Wayne to explain her actions taking out Adam Copeland to a chorus of boos. Shayna said she watched as Adam Copeland smashed a steel chair into her son’s head. She said that the one person who loves and cares for her son as much as she does is The Patriarch Christan Cage.

"I did what any loving Mother would do" – Shayna Wayne.

Watch #AEWCollision #HolidayBash LIVE on TNT!@Christian4Peeps | @thenickwayne pic.twitter.com/QMZJZhI38R

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 24, 2023

Christian then called “Mother Wayne” his Matriarch and then accepted Adam Copeland’s No Disqualification TNT Championship challenge for Worlds End. 

Tag Team Champs

Big Bill and Ricky Starks were interviewed backstage where they said that Kenny Omega was afraid of facing them and said Diverticulitis sounded made up. Chris Jericho interrupted and said he would find a partner and he doesn’t know when but he would beat them. 

Ricky Starks and Big Bill address the status of the #AEW World Tag Team Championship match at #AEWWorldsEnd.

Watch #AEWCollision #HolidayBash LIVE on TNT!@StarkmanJones | @TheCazXL | @IAmJericho | @LexyNair pic.twitter.com/OtYsyZxzqz

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 24, 2023

Blue League Match: Brody King vs. Daniel Garcia 

Next was the 2nd of 3 Blue League matches in the Continental Classic with Brody King taking on Daniel Garcia. Garcia was already eliminated but was looking to play spoiler for Brody who needed to win to stay alive. As has been the case for all of Garcia’s matches, Daddy Magic was on commentary. Brody King dominated the early part of the match until Garcia kicked out of the Gonzo Bomb and then reversed Brody into a pin. This immediately brought out Malakai Black and Buddy Matthews as Daddy Magic attempted to help. FTR then arrived to run HOB off and challenged them to a match but didn’t mention when that would be occurring.

House of Black has arrived!

Watch #AEWCollision #HolidayBash LIVE on TNT!@Brodyxking | @SNM_Buddy | @malakaiblxck pic.twitter.com/ykTUmVdFOW

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 24, 2023

Thunder Rosa Returns

The next match was the unlikely partners of Abadon and Thunder Rosa taking on Julia Hart and Skye Blue. San Antonio’s own Thunder Rosa picked up the win with the Tijuana Bomb on Skye Blue. 

Thunder Rosa gets the tag and is now officially in this match!

Watch #AEWCollision #HolidayBash LIVE on TNT!@TheJuliaHart | @Skyebyee | @abadon_AEW | @thunderrosa22 pic.twitter.com/r9vHtUfDhH

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 24, 2023

Blue League Match: Eddie Kingston vs. Andrade El Idolo 

The main event of the night was the third Blue League match with Eddie Kingston taking on Andrade El Idolo with both men shaking hands before the match began. The story here was that Andrade would advance with a draw and Kingston was fighting from underneath as Andrade worked Eddie’s knee throughout the match. The crowd was pretty solidly behind Andrade here with chants of “Idolo” echoing throughout the Frost Bank Center. The finish saw Eddie Kingston hit two spinning back fists and a spinning suplex for the win. After the match, Bryan Danielson came out and the two stared each other down ahead of their Finale on Dynamite this Wednesday. 

They meet again – THIS WEDNESDAY on #AEWDynamite LIVE in the #AEWContinentalClassic Blue League Finals it's Eddie Kingston vs. Bryan Danielson#EddieKingston | @bryandanielson pic.twitter.com/tMX5VgL2OA

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 24, 2023

 

AEW Collision Results:

  • Continental Classic Blue League Match: Claudio Castagnoli/Bryan Danielson – Time Limit Draw
  • Trios Championships: The Acclaimed & Daddy Ass over Top Flight & Action Andretti in 9:19
  • Keith Lee over Brian Cage in 9:55
  • Continental Classic Blue League Match: Daniel Garcia over Brody King in 10:21
  • Thunder Rosa & Abadon over Skye Blue & Julia Hart in 9:02
  • Continental Classic Blue League Match: Eddie Kingston over Andrade El Idolo in 15:29