AEW Revolution 2021 Results
Barbed wire, new signings and a limp final explosion
All Elite Wrestling returned to pay-per-view earlier today and Revolution was broadcast from Daily's Place in Jacksonville, Florida. The show looked set to be a historic night for AEW and the company delivered with a mostly excellent event. Check out the results below:
Britt Baker & Maki Itoh def. Thunder Rosa & Riho - The Buy In
Only weeks after she impressed everyone in the AEW Women's World Championship Eliminator Tournament, Maki Itoh returned to AEW and served as Britt Baker's replacement tag team partner after Reba claimed she was unable to compete.
The World's Cutest Wrestler continued to impress in the match and she picked up the win alongside Britt Baker after Reba decked Thunder Rosa with the crutch while the official was distracted.
The Young Bucks def. Chris Jericho & MJF - AEW World Tag Team Championship
The Young Bucks retained their title and were able to exact revenge for Papa Buck following Chris Jericho and MJF's heinous attack on a recent episode of Dynamite.
Both teams fought back and forth in an excellent opener and The Inner Circle's overconfidence ultimately came back to haunt them after Jericho inadvertently caught Wardlow with a Judas Effect.
This put Mr. Mayhem out of commission for the rest of the match and The Inner Circle were unable to get the job done on their own as The Young Bucks hit them with numerous Superkicks and connected with a Meltzer Driver on The Demo God to retain the championship.
Following the loss, Jericho and MJF announced they will hold an Inner Circle War Council on Wednesday's Dynamite and promised changes will be made to the group.
PAC & Rey Fenix won the Casino Tag Team Royale
AEW held their own Royal Rumble-style match and teams entered the Casino Tag Team Royale at 90-second intervals.
All 15 teams were given time to impress during the match, especially Bear Country and Jurassic Express, and the match came down to Rey Fenix, PAC, Jungle Boy and John Silver.
PAC and John Silver were quickly dumped over the top rope which left Jungle Boy and Fenix as the final two men. They both fought back and forth in an excellent exchange and Fenix picked up the win for his team after he caught Jungle Boy with a Superkick before Clotheslining him over the top rope.
One tag team also looks to be finished as QT Marshall eliminated Gunn Club and then eliminated himself after Dustin Rhodes called him out for dumping his fellow Nightmare Family members over the top rope.
Hikaru Shida def. Ryo Mizunami - AEW Women's World Championship
The story of the match was Hikaru Shida trying to overcome the woman who told her she wouldn't beat her even if it took 100 years. Luckily for Shida, it only took 10 years and the AEW Women's World Champion managed to retain her title.
Mizunami was made to look strong during the match, though, and she got a close near fall after connecting with a Uranage, Spear and Guillotine Leg Drop.
It wasn't enough to put the champion away, however, and Shida hit three Tamashiis and a Corkscrew Knee Strike to pick up the win.
The AEW Women's World Title picture heading into Double Or Nothing then became clear after the match as Nyla Rose, Maki Itoh and Britt Baker beat down Shida and Mizunami before Thunder Rosa made the save.
Miro & Kip Sabian def. Orange Cassidy & Chuck Taylor
While many would have considered this to be an unnecessary match on the card, both teams put together a fun match that featured Orange Cassidy and Chuck Taylor fighting from underneath and almost picking up the win before Miro pushed The King Of Sloth Style into Penelope Ford, sending her flying from the apron.
This ultimately distracted Cassidy for a split second and it was enough to put him out of commission before Miro locked in Game Over on Chuck Taylor for the win.
Miro sacrificing Penelope Ford also hints at a possible split with Kip Sabian, but the Brit and his new wife were none the wiser about Miro's involvement during the pay-per-view.
"Hangman" Adam Page def. Matt Hardy - Big Money Match
"Hangman" Adam Page's friendship with Dark Order was showcased in the next match on the card and The Anxious Millenial Cowboy picked up the win after help from John Silver and co.
Page initially had the match won on his own after he hit Hardy with Deadeye, but Private Party surrounded the ring and distracted the official. This allowed Big Money Matt to almost pick up the win as he caught Page with a Side Effect and Twist Of Fate for a close near fall.
This prompted Dark Order to charge to the ring and they cleared out Private Party before catching Page as he tumbled from the apron. This gave Hangman the chance to regain his composure and he connected with a Buckshot Lariat for the 1-2-3.
Page then embraced his new friends after the match and they celebrated their winnings with a few beers before heading to the back.
Scorpio Sky won the Face Of The Revolution Ladder Match
Scorpio Sky, Cody Rhodes, Max Caster, Lance Archer, Penta El Zero M and new AEW signing Ethan Page competed in the Face Of The Revolution Ladder Match to earn a TNT Title shot on Wednesday's Dynamite.
The match featured numerous impressive ladder spots, including a Sunset Powerbomb, a Blackout, a Superplex and a Canadian Destroyer before Scorpio Sky grabbed the brass ring.
Lance Archer was made to look strong in the closing stages, though, as he Chokeslammed everyone in sight and had the match won before Ethan Page caught him with a Low Blow and put him out of commission with a Razor's Edge.
A spotlight was also placed on Cody Rhodes during the Ladder match as he was initially pulled from the bout following the aforementioned Canadian Destroyer on a ladder, but he returned with a severely damaged shoulder after several minutes and continued to battle back and forth with the other participants until the finish.
The Hall Of Fame Worthy Signing Was...
Outside of the scheduled matches, Christian Cage was revealed as All Elite Wrestling's hall of fame worthy signing. Captain Charisma looked set to continue his in-ring career in WWE after the Royal Rumble but he has ultimately jumped ship to AEW.
The multi-time world champion didn't say anything on the show, but he did sign his multi-year contract with AEW before heading backstage.
Sting & Darby Allin def. Brian Cage & Ricky Starks - Street Fight
The past year has been filled with good and bad cinematic matches and the consensus is that this was one of the better bouts.
The match, based in an abandoned warehouse, featured multiple violent moments as Darby Allin was Swing Boated through a window while Cage was sent crashing through a table. The biggest moment was saved for the closing stages, though, as the TNT Champion dived from three floors up and Elbow Dropped Brian Cage through a platform into the abyss below.
With the match also being Sting's return bout, a spotlight was placed on the icon and he ultimately delivered. He didn't look out of place amongst the much younger stars and he was able to pick up the win for his team with a Scorpion Death Drop on Ricky Starks after multiple Stinger Splashes earlier in the fight.
Kenny Omega def. Jon Moxley - Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch for the AEW World Championship
Kenny Omega and Jon Moxley put on an excellent main event but the match will be remembered for the pitiful final explosion.
During the 25-minute match, Omega and Moxley hit the ropes on five occasions and were greeted with big explosions which received big cheers from the crowd at Daily's Place. Both men ended up bleeding profusely and they beat each other down with multiple weapons. Omega even decked Moxley with an exploding barbed wire baseball bat after The Good Brothers arrived to help The Cleaner as the bout entered its final stages.
Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson's introduction turned the bout into a three-on-one beatdown and The Best Bout Machine pinned Moxley following a One-Winged Angel on a steel chair.
In the aftermath, the AEW World Champion and The Good Brothers handcuffed Moxley and continued to beat him down until the clock had one minute remaining. They then fled the scene just before Eddie Kingston charged to the ring and shielded a helpless Moxley from the explosion.
The final explosion arrived with a whimper, though, and was reminiscent was Goldberg's pyro. It failed to envelop either man in smoke and ended what had an excellent show in a somewhat flat fashion.