9 Ups & 4 Downs From AEW Collision (July 1)

A couple of bangers, some nice developments, and Samoa Joe at his most brilliant Samoa Joe.

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The third episode of AEW Collision is now in the bag, and it was yet again another solid outing for All Elite Wrestling's new Saturday night venture.

Here, we had three more matches in the men's Owen Hart Cup Tournament, with Dustin Rhodes taking on Powerhouse Hobbs, rivals Ricky Starks and Juice Robinson doing battle, and Roderick Strong facing the formidable task of toppling Samoa Joe. Elsewhere, Kris Statlander put her TBS Title on the line against Lady Frost, AEW World Champion MJF was in action not once, but twice, and Miro looked to continue his momentum with a bout against Anthony Henry.

In other news, this week's Collision saw the Gunns officially welcomed into Bullet Club Gold, and there was of course plenty of CM Punk dripped across the show's two hours, including the Second City Saint being on commentary for Strong vs. Joe; a match-up who Punk will face the winner of next week.

As alluded to, Collision continues to impress, but that's not to say this latest outing was a flawless one. So, with that in mind, let's get to those Ups and those Downs.

Saturday night's alright for fighting, indeed...

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