5 Ups & 4 Downs From AEW Collision (11 May - Results & Review)

Dynamite Kid lands in AEW; Adam Copeland gets evil; Swerve Strickland gets revenge.

Bryan Danielson

Did you know: Bryan Danielson loves AEW?

The BCC man cut an impassioned promo after delivering the goods on Collision. Covered in welts and standing alone mid-ring after Claudio Castagnoli weirdly scarpered, Bryan put over Tony Khan's company like Adam Copeland before him. Bog standard PR? Maybe, but Danielson was also there to sell the upcoming 'Anarchy In The Arena' bout at Double Or Nothing.

AEW says their programming is where the best wrestle. Fans will debate that endlessly, but it's definitely hard to argue with some of the quality on display during Collision. Following up on that has always been problematic for Khan, but he can proud of performances from folks like Bryan, Claudio, Top Flight, Dax Harwood, the debuting Dynamite Kid, Adam Copeland and Kyle O'Reilly.

Saturday was a special evening for O'Reilly, and he shone in a gruelling main event opposite the former Edge. Not everything was perfect though - some usual ad break formatting wrecked parts of the broadcast, and there was a painful lull here or there which threatened to kill the otherwise rowdy live crowd in Vancouver.

Here's all the good and bad from the latest episode of AEW's 'B' show.


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