All Elite Wrestling delivered a star-studded card on March 6 with AEW Revolution, its pay-per-view from the year.
Hangman Page, CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Britt. Baker, and Jon Moxley, among many other stars, competed at the show, which was held live from Addition Financial Arena in Orlando, Florida.
Kris Statlander vs. Leyla Hirsch
The two women go back and forth in a hard-fought battle. Hirsch rolls to the outside after a knee fall and gets a spare turnbuckle pad. She blasts Statlander with the steel and hits an acrobatic moonsault for the win.
Winner: Leyla Hirsch
In-Ring Segment: Tony Schiavone
Veteran broadcaster Tony Schiavone says he’s being joined by a special guest. Kenny Omega’s music hits, but Don Callis comes out instead. The former champion’s manager blames the people for Omega’s injuries. He accuses the fans of sucking Omega’s blood. Callis says he was “disgusted” by the violence that will be on display tonight. Still, he makes it clear that he’s expecting a great night for The Elite because The Young Bucks will win the gold tonight.
He notes that Adam Cole has created what could be called a “sleeper cell” within The Elite and expresses his confidence that Cole will dethrone Hangman Page. Callis also says that, if he doe, Cole will be a transitional champion that will keep Omega’s seat warm. He calls Omega the only “diamond” in the business.
QT Marshall (with The Factory) vs. HOOK
In a pre-match promo, Marshall vows to show his “prized student” what being cold-hearted is all about. Marshall talks some trash, and HOOK takes him down. The young star blasts him with body shots and suplexes his teacher. A clothesline sends Marshall to the outside. Marshall briefly takes control, but he eats another suplex and lands hard on the floor.
Back in the ring, Marshall gains the upper hand and controls HOOK. The fan-favorite rallies and makes Marshall tap out to the Redrum.
House of Black vs. Penta Oscuro, PAC, and Erick Redbeard
Malakai Black takes the fight to PAC. Buddy Matthews tags in, and Penta does, too. Penta sends him down with a headscissors. The two men trade counters, and their exchange is a stalemate. Brody King tags in and faces off with Redbeard. The giant trucks over all three members of the House of Black at ringside. King squashes Penta with a cannonball. Black and his stablemates isolate Penta, but PAC makes the hot tag. He blasts Matthews with some strikes, but Malakai distracts him and helps Matthews take control. House of Black gangs up on PAC for a few minutes.
Penta eventually tags in and clears house. He drops and dishes out slingblades to Black and King. A Destroyer on Matthews earns him a two count. Redbeard gets the tag and gains momentum by clotheslining Matthews out of the ring. Bodies start flying as the match breaks down, with Matthes and PAC flying off the top rope. PAC takes Black down with a poison-rana. King floors PAC with a discus lariat. Redbeard and King trade blows, and the latter slams the giant. King dives onto Redbeard outside of the ring. The match breaks down into chaos again, and Black drills Penta with a knee strike. Penta hits a nasty Fear Factor on the apron, but Black wasn’t the legal man. Matthews sneaks in from behind and drops Penta with a curb stomp.
Redbeard overpowers Matthews, but Black drills him with a kick to the face. The big man doesn’t go down, but Black mists him in the eyes. A rising knee strike and a rising piledriver from King earn the dark trio the win.
Winner: House of Black
Chris Jericho vs. Eddie Kingston
After Jericho’s entrance, Kingston charges the ring and dumps him on his head with a suplex. Jericho gains the upper hand as the fight spills out of the ring. Both men trade stiff blows. Kingston plants Jericho with a DDT and proceeds to bite him. “The Influencer” blasts Kingston with some lariats and gouges his eyes.
Kingston bites him again, but Jericho goes to his eyes once more. A hurricanrana sends Kingston crashing down. “The Mad King” fires back with a suplex. Jericho plants Kingston with a suplex off the apron, sending both men crashing to the floor.
The former world champion maintains the advantage with a German suplex and a Lionsault. Kingston rallies with a lariat, but Jericho traps him in the Walls of Jericho until he reaches the ropes. “The Mad King” suplexes Jericho twice and gets a near fall with the Spinning Back Fist.
Jericho catches Kingston with the Codebreaker out of nowhere. Kingston refuses to stay down, and “The Influencer” drops him with another Codebreaker.
“The Mad King” hits two more spinning back fists and forces Jericho to tap out to the Stretch Plum.
Winner: Eddie Kingston
After the match, Kingston says he respects Jericho and tells him to shake his hand. The former world champion refuses and walks away.
AEW World Tag Team Championship: Jurassic Express (c) vs. The Young Bucks vs. reDRagon (Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish)
O’Reilly and Jungle Boy start the bout. Jungle Boy gains an advantage, but a distraction from Fish helps O’Reilly take control. Fish and O’Reilly double-team Jungle Boy. The Bucks tag in and follow suit. Jungle Boy rallies with an arm drag and a dropkick to Nick Jackson.
O’Reilly goes for a pin on Jungle Boy, prompting an argument with Matt Jackson. Tensions continue to rise between reDRagon and the Bucks. Fish stops Jungle Boy from tagging Luchasaurus. Matt and Nick double-team Jungle Boy. O’Reilly argues with Matt and accidentally kicks him when Jungle Boy ducks. Luchasaurus tags in and takes control. The Bucks briefly ground the dinosaur, but he fires back with a double chokeslam.
Jurassic Express hits a Doomsday Device for a two count. Matt Jackson accidentally kicks Fish when Jungle Boy ducks. O’Reilly tags in and squares off with Matt. Their partners enter the ring and trade blows. Everyone is down after a double clothesline. O’Reilly locks in a knee-bar, but Matt breaks it up. O’Reilly breaks up the pin after a BTE Trigger. In the end, Jungle Boy pins Matt Jackson for the win.
Winner and still AEW World Tag Team Champions: Jurassic Express
Face of the Revolution Ladder Match: Powerhouse Hobbs vs. Wardlow vs. Ricky Starks vs. Christian Cage vs. Keith Lee vs. Orange Cassidy
Team Taz takes the fight to Lee, but he dumps Starks out of the ring. Lee, Hobbs, and Wardlow are left alone in the ring. Cassidy rolls in between them and stares the powerhouse down. All three big men spill out of the ring. Christian dishes out punishment with a ladder. He sends Cassidy and Starks crashing to the floor.
Cage plants Hobbs with a falling inverted DDT off a ladder. Lee squashes Cage and Starks with a crossbody. He uses Cassidy as a weapon by hitting people with him. Wardlow squares off with Lee, but Hobbs hits both men with a ladder. Cassidy uses a ladder as a helicopter to take down some of his opponents. Cassidy showcases some impressive athleticism to climb onto a ladder, but his efforts are in vain.
Cage blasts Hobbs with a Spear onto a ladder. Starks nails him with one of his own. Wardlow climbs up the ladder and keeps going, even with Starks and Cassidy on his back. Everyone battles on top of two ladders. Wardlow and Hobbs are left alone, and they duke it out. The match resets when both men come crashing down. Lee throws Cassidy out of the ring, and he lands hard on the floor.
Lee, Wardlow, and Hobbs battle up the ramp. Wardlow sends both men crashing off the stage through some tables below. Danhausen pops up and distracts Starks right when he tries to unhook the ring. Wardlow slams Starks onto a ladder, slamming the FTW Champion right onto his head. Wardlow unhooks the ring for the win.
Tony Schiavone welcomes a special guest for a contract signing. He recalls Christian Cage’s signing last year and hypes up the newcomer. Schiavone then introduces Shane “Swerve” Strickland as the newest signing.
Swerve cuts a brief promo and, helped by the fans’ loud cheers, says it’s “Swerve’s House.”
TBS Championship: Jade Cargill (c) (with”Smart” Mark Sterling) vs. Tay Conti
The two women trade strikes right away. Conti counters an early Jaded attempt. Cargill uses her strength to gain the upper hand, but Conti fires up with some pump kicks. Conti takes Sterling out with a dive to the outside. Cargill slams her challenger into a table at ringside and bounces her off the steps.
Conti counters the Jaded attempt again. Anna Jay blasts Cargill with a chair shot when the referee isn’t looking. Cargill evades the Tay-KO and plants the challenger with the Eye of the Storm. She hits a frog splash for a two count. Another distraction from Jay helps Conti take control, as she plants the champion with a piledriver. In the end, Cargill finally hits the Jaded for the win.
Winner and still TBS Champion: Jade Cargill
Dog Collar Match: CM Punk vs. MJF
MJF enters to Punk’s “Cult of Personality”, while Punk comes to the ring with a special entrance of his own; “Miseria Cantarre” plays Punk to the squared circle, and he’s wearing his classic Ring of Honor gear.
MJF whips Punk with the chain, but Punk chokes him with it. “The Second City Saint” wraps the chain around the turnbuckle and traps MJF. The veteran stomps MJF’s hand and punches him. “The Salt of the Earth” rallies and whips Punk with the chain. Punk is already busted open, as MJF grinds the chain against his face.
MJF grabs a microphone and tells Punk to tell the fans he wants to quit, “just like you quit on me.” Punk instead tells him to “eat s—.” Punk, his face covered in blood, headbutts MJF between the legs. He blasts MJF with the chain, but the Pinnacle leader gouges his wound and locks in a chain-assisted sleeper hold.
Punk targets MJF’s hand several times, and it becomes a clear weakness. MJF counters the GTS and locks in his signature arm-bar. Punk locks in the Anaconda Vice, but MJF turns it into a pin attempt to escape. “The Second City Saint” wraps a chain around his knee and blasts MJF with a Shining Wizard. MJF is bleeding, and Punk wraps the chain around his eyes.
Punk keeps hitting MJF and busts him wide open. MJF dodges a knee strike, so Punk crashes knee-first into the steel steps. With an injured leg, he’s unable to hit the GTS. Punk rocks MJF with a Tombstone onto the apron.
MJF gets a bag of tacks. He dumps them out and goes for Punk’s own running bulldog. Punk bites his way out and blasts MJF with a kick to the head. MJF still manages to superplex Punk onto the tacks. “The Salt of the Earth” screams for Wardlow comes to the stage, but he has seemingly forgotten the Dynamite Diamond Ring. Punk hits the GTS and looks at Wardlow, who pulls out the ring after all. He leaves it for Punk and walks away.
Punk blasts MJF with the ring and pins him for the win.
Winner: CM Punk
After the match, Punk makes it clear that he wants to chase the title by doing the championship taunt around his waist.
AEW Women’s World Championship: Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. (with Rebel and Jamie Hayter) vs. Thunder Rosa
Baker and Rosa lock up, and the two rivals feel each other out early on. They trade holds and strikes before Rosa catches Baker with a backbreaker. Baker fires back with a neckbreaker. Hayter pulls Rosa’s hair when the referee isn’t looking. Baker sends Rosa face-first into the turnbuckle.
More interference from Rebel and Hayter helps Baker maintain the advantage. Rosa rallies and slams Baker with a Northern Lights suplex. The champion hits an Air Raid Crash for a two count. Rosa rallies again with a dropkick in the corner. Baker slams Rosa with a neckbreaker and takes control. Rosa avoids the Lockjaw by dumping Baker on her head.
Baker hits an avalanche Air Raid Crash for a two count. Rosa hits a Tombstone, but Rebel distracts the referee. Another distraction from Rebel helps Baker stomp Rosa onto the title belt, but the champion still kicks out. She goes for the Lockkaw, but Rosa reverses into a modified sleeper. Baker taps out, but the referee is again preoccupied with Rebel.
Rosa Spears Rebel off the apron, and the distraction helps Baker hit the stomp for the win.
Winner and still AEW Women’s World Champion: Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D.
Jon Moxley vs. Bryan Danielson
Moxley and Danielson feel each other out while the fans chant, “We want violence.” Both men crash to the floor, as the match is a stalemate early on. Moxley dares Danielson to hit him, and he does. “The Purveyor of Violence” fires back with some stiff blows of his own.
Moxley remains in control and even steals his “Yes!” kicks. “The American Dragon” takes Moxley down with a dragon screw and shows him how the kicks are really done. Both men keep trading strikes and give the fans the “violence” they asked for.
Hands and feet keep flying, but Moxley sends Danielson flying to the floor. Moxley catches a suicide dive and punches Danielson. They keep trading blows, and both men are down after they headbutt each other. The strike busts Moxley wide open, and Danielson is bleeding too.
Moxley turns Danielson inside-out with a lariat. “The American Dragon” floors him with a superplex, drills him with elbows, and locks in a dragon sleeper. Moxley nails Danielson with a series of his own elbows. Danielson traps Moxley in the LeBell Lock, but Moxley reaches the ropes. Both men kick each other in the face repeatedly. Moxley stomps Danielson’s head. Danielson hits his running knee for a two count.
Danielson has a triangle choke locked in and hits Moxley, but “The Purveyor of Violence” rolls and pins his opponent for the win.
Winner: Jon Moxley
Danielson and Moxley keep fighting after the bout, Officials try to separate them, but William Regal storms to the ring and breaks it up. He slaps both men and makes them shake hands.
Tony Schiavone runs through the card for AEW Dynamite on Wednesday night; in addition to the previously announced TNT Championship match, Leyla Hirsch will face Thunder Rosa on Wednesday. The winner will challenge Baker the following week on Dynamite.
Tornado Trios Tag Team Match: A..H.F.O. (Andrade El Idolo, Matt Hardy, and Isiah Kassidy) vs. Sammy Guevara, Darby Allin, and Sting
Allin charges the ring and clotheslines Andrade to the outside. The bout quickly breaks down into a brawl. Sting beats up Jose The Assistant, and Allin dives onto him while he has a garbage can around his head. Andrade blasts Allin with a chair. Guevara and Allin suplex him onto the floor. Hardy and Kassidy try to gang up on “The Icon”, but Sting hits them with a trash can.
Andrade slams Allin into the corner. Guevara eats a Twist of Fate. The fight continues outside the ring, and Allin dodges a diving Andrade. Kassidy, with Marq Quen’s help, drops Guevara with the Silly String on the floor. Sting hits Hardy with a chair as they venture into the crowd.
The Butcher and The Blade interfere and attack Sting. Butcher slams Butcher into the barricade. Guevara slams Kassidy off a display through a table below with a Spanish Fly. A.H.F.O. gangs up on Sting, but the legend dives off a balcony onto Andrade through three tables.
Back in the ring, Allin hits the Scorpion Death Drop and the Coffin Drop on Hardy for the win.
Winners: Sammy Guevara, Darby Allin, and Sting
AEW World Championship: Hangman Page (c) vs. Adam Cole
The fans chant, “Let’s go Adam” to support both men. They lock up and feel each other out. Cole talks some trash, and Page drops him with a stiff blow. Hangman hits Cole with a dropkick between the ropes. He throws Cole into the barricade and blasts him with a running boot. The challenger dodges a lariat, sending Hangman arm-first into the ring post. Cole slams Page into the ring steps and controls the next few minutes.
Hangman rallies with a boot, but Cole slams him to the mat for a two count. Page counters the Panama Sunrise and gains the upper hand with a fallaway slam. Hangman powerbomb Cole onto the apron and hits his signature diving moonsault to the outside. Cole catches Page with a backstabber, but the champion responds with a powerbomb.
Cole blasts Page with a superkick in mid-air for a two count. The champion hits the Dead Eye for a two count of his own. Cole locks in a crossface, but Page escapes. The challenger slams Page wrist-first onto the apron, but Hangman hits a Tombstone out of nowhere. The two foes trade blows, and Hangman hits a suplex. Cole catches Page with a neckbreaker.
The two men battle on the top rope, and Hangman hits an avalanche falling slam for a two count. reDRagon comes to the ramp and distracts Hangman. Cole capitalizes with a superkick and hits the Panama Sunrise onto the floor. Cole hits Page below the belt and hits the Boom for a near fall.
The challenger drills Hangman with two superkicks, but he fires back with a lariat. Cole dodges the Buckshot Lariat and kicks Hangman again. Page collapses to avoid the Boom. Fish and O’Reilly set up a table at ringside. Hangman counters Cole and slams him through the table with a Deadeye.
The Dark Order comes to ringside and checks on Page. The stable brawls with reDRagon, and the fight travels up the ramp. Page hits the Buckshot, but Cole reaches the ropes. Hangman ties Cole to the ropes and kicks him in the head multiple times. Cole fires back with a kick of his own and escapes. Another superkick floors Cole. Hangman nails the Boom and hits the Buckshot Lariat for the win.
Winner and still AEW World Champion: Hangman Page
Hangman stoops over Cole’s unconscious body and shakes his hand.