AEW Revolution kicks off in Chicago! The general Chicago area has seemed to be a great supporter of the early AEW endeavors. This should be no different!
Does Le Champion retain against a rather unpredictable opponent? Can Hangman Page stay sober enough to remember who’s on his side; or will there be a twist?
Enjoy chatting about the show while we go through the event together!
AEW Revolution Ratings:
- BUY IN: So Cal Uncensored (Scorpio Sky & Frankie Kazarian) vs Dark Order (Stu Grayson & Evil Uno): Dark Order wins via Roll-Up – ** 3/4
- Dustin Rhodes vs Jake Hager: Hager wins via Standing Arm Triangle – *** 1/2
- Sammy Guevara vs Darby Allin: Darby wins via Coffin Drop – *** 1/4
- AEW Tag Team Championship: Kenny Omega & Hangman Page (c) vs The Young Bucks: Omega & Page retains via Buckshot Lariat – **** 3/4
- AEW Women’s Championship: Nyla Rose (c) vs Kris Statlander: Nyla retains via Avalanche Beast Bomb – ** 1/2
- Cody Rhodes w/Arn Anderson vs MJF w/Wardlow: MJF wins via Loaded Fist – ****
- PAC vs Orange Cassidy: PAC wins via The Brutalizer – ***
- AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley vs Chris Jericho (c): Moxley wins via Paradigm Shift – *** 1/2 – TITLE CHANGE!!!
AEW Revolution Results:
Things kick off on YouTube for the Pre-Show again! Even if it seems like the Buy In was pushed back a bit from the anticipated 7:00 PM eastern; AEW still does the dual platform approach better than anyone.
Once 7:30 eastern hits, it’ll be interesting to see if we get a match or just building the excitement for the main card.
BUY IN: So Cal Uncensored (Scorpio Sky & Frankie Kazarian) vs Dark Order (Stu Grayson & Evil Uno)
So Buy In was apparently on Twitter, but never made it to YouTube? Okay, so it looks like a bunch of people had issues finding it; but when it kicks in Kazarian is getting beat down by Uno and fed to the minions on the outside.
Kazarian continues to eat a lot of offense, while The Dark Order keep him stuck in the corner; taking turns wearing out Kaz. Frankie manages to get a small opening to give Scorp the hot tag.
As soon as Scorpio starts to put a little bit together, Grayson hits a Double Back Flip Kick to slow down the hot tag. Scorpion, followed by an Electric Chair/Powerbomb tandem move, keeps Dark Order in charge. Scorpio launches Frankie into the Dark Order Monkey Flip style, so Kaz can deliver the Double Clothesline. Looks like we’re getting ready for SCU L8r, but the Uno grabs Kazarian’s leg. Minions distract the ref, so Uno blind side attacks Scorpio, giving Grayson the chance to win with a roll-up.
Afterwards, Dark Order beats down SCU, but home town boy Colt Cabana tries to make the save! Suddenly, the ominous music begins, Dark Order stops attacking and a hooded figure comes down to the ring. Christopher Daniels reveals himself! But jumps at the Dark Order! Fallen Angel or not, he’s not the Exalted One! SCU and Cabana stand tall!
JR and the announce team get their introductions! So time for the AEW Revolution main card everyone!
Dustin Rhodes vs Jake Hager
Dustin comes out with a different red and black paint scheme. Looks a little more Joker than red Goldust. Can Dustin avenge the attack that broke his arm, or will the Inner Circle bookend the show with potential wins?
The slugfest starts immediately, and once they get to the outside; Dustin starts working on Hager’s arm. Bringing in the story of his own attack; using the railing on the steps and the ring post to work on the left arm and shoulder of Hager.
Hager catches Dustin and starts his own version of focusing arm he injured a few weeks ago. After dominating for a decent bit of the match, Hager gets cocky on the apron; and Dustin drives his face into the turnbuckle and than lariats him off the apron.
Since Hager has been pandering to and consulting with his wife a few times, Dustin wallops Hager and plants a big kiss on his wife. At this point we get some classic Dustin, the delayed Uppercut, Powerslam and his new Code Red. Hager fought back well with strikes, short cuts, Vader Bombs and winning with his Standing Arm Triangle submission.
Really solid match that told a good story, showing Dustin may be old; but he’s not too far behind the undefeated MMA fighter. Great way to start the main show!
Sammy Guevara vs Darby Allin
Holy cream corn Batman! This match starts before the bell and goes nuts. Darby sneaks up on Sammy, Sammy manages to turn the tide after a missed Suicide Dive and sheesh. Sammy kills Darby with a 630 Senton through the table and slides into the ring.
It wasn’t until Darby limped back in that the match officially starts and Sammy catches Darby with a Busaiku Kick for a near fall. Using the ropes to choke Darby and flip off his opponent, Sammy looked great. Darby fought back well, Sammy catches him with a Double Footstomp on the apron.
Break neck speed insanity. Spanish Fly from Guevara, nice reversal from Darby a little later into his Flipping Stunner and then the Coffin Drop to give Darby the win. This wasn’t quick, it was sudden. They took chances, threw huge moves, but it makes sense being young guys who are huge risk takers.
What it lacked in classic wrestling elements, it made up for in aggression, suicidal moves and pure adrenaline fueled entertainment. Fun as hell.
AEW Tag Team Championship: Kenny Omega & Hangman Page (c) vs The Young Bucks
A little surprising to see them so far down the card, but that also adds to a level of intrigue. This story has built very similarly to the Golden Lovers versus The Young Bucks. Let’s see who cracks first and if someone decides to turn.
Like I said in the first paragraph, this story played out eerily similar to the Golden Lovers angle a couple years ago. Page had no issue taking the hatred to the next level, spitting on Matt, wanting to ram his head into the ring bell…but Kenny and Nick took turns being the voices of reason; for their respective teams.
Hangman tapped into his inner Marty Scurll when he did the ‘JUST KIDDING‘ Superkick/Low Kick and then the spin around for the Chicken Wing. Super Kick Party, Indy Taker, Locomotion Northern Lights Suplexes up the entrance ramp; hell the Bucks even pulled off Made in Detroit as their homage to the Motor City Machine Guns. The biggest salt in the wound was when the Bucks did the Golden Trigger, which caused Kenny to kick out at one.