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Eddie Kingston and The Actual Winners and Losers From AEW Worlds Finish 2023 Match Card

Eddie Kingston and The Real Winners and Losers From AEW Worlds End 2023 Match Card 0 of 8 Credit: All Elite Wrestling AEW presented the very first World’s End pay-per-view Saturday night from the historic Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, with a card that featured all of the promotion’s top titles up for grabs and the

Eddie Kingston and The Actual Winners and Losers From AEW Worlds Finish 2023 Match Card

Eddie Kingston and The Actual Winners and Losers From AEW Worlds Finish 2023 Match Card

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    Credit score: All Elite Wrestling

    AEW introduced the very first World’s Finish pay-per-view Saturday night time from the historic Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, with a card that featured the entire promotion’s high titles up for grabs and the conclusion of the Continental Traditional that has dominated the corporate’s programming for the final two months.

    Eddie Kingston defeated Jon Moxley to retain his Ring of Honor World and New Japan Professional-Wrestling Sturdy titles and win the AEW Continental Championship.

    He headlines the listing of winners and losers from the present.

    Who joins him and why?

    Discover out with this recap of the extravaganza.

Outcomes

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    Credit score: All Elite Wrestling

    The outcomes of the 2023 Worlds Finish pay-per-view:

    • AEW World Championship Match: Samoa Joe def. MJF to win the title
    • Continental Traditional Last: Eddie Kingston def. Jon Moxley to win the AEW Continental Championship
    • No Disqualification Match: Adam Copeland def. Christian Cage to win the TNT Championship (Cage gained it again seconds later.) 
    • TBS Champion Julia Hart def. Abadon
    • Sting, Darby Allin, Chris Jericho, and Sammy Guevara def. Ricky Starks, Large Invoice, Powerhouse Hobbs, and Konosuke Takeshita
    • Swerve Strickland def. Dustin Rhodes
    • AEW World Girls’s Champion “Timeless” Toni Storm def. Riho
    • Miro def. Andrade El Idolo
    • Bryan Danielson, Claudio Castagnoli, Mark Briscoe, and Daniel Garcia def. Brody King, “Switchblade” Jay White, Jay Deadly, and Rush
    • Zero Hour: FTW Champion Hook def. Wheeler Yuta by submission
    • Zero Hour: Killswitch gained the TNT Championship No. 1 Contender’s Battle Royal, final eliminating Trent Beretta
    • Zero Hour: Willow Nightingale def. Kris Statlander

Winner: Daniel Garcia

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    Credit score: All Elite Wrestling

    Daniel Garcia was one of many few undisputed winners popping out of Saturday’s present, due to an Eight-Man Tag Workforce Match that was framed round him.

    He was spotlighted, regardless of sharing the ring with the likes of Bryan Danielson, Claudio Castagnoli, Mark Briscoe, and the bodily imposing Brody King, and earned the win for his crew to the delight of the followers in Lengthy Island.

    It was the newest in a profession renaissance that started with hints that he was not glad with being a sports activities entertainer and continued along with his run by way of the Continental Traditional Blue League.

    He might not have gained that match, however he has momentum on his aspect for the second time in his AEW profession. The primary time, it was derailed when he was inexplicably added to the Jericho Appreciation Society in a reserving choice that did him no favors.

    Now, the gifted technician with an simple crowd connection has a second shot at establishing himself in AEW. Not as a faction or saddled with a dancing gimmick that he bought over anyway, however as himself.

    The commentary crew put over the reluctant respect he earned from the Blackpool Fight Membership and whereas that figures to be a narrative thread to observe within the coming weeks, Tony Khan and Co. ought to resist leaping him from faction to faction.

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    Let him sink or swim on his personal and, if nights like this, in entrance of passionate followers are any indication, he’ll show he can thrive.

Loser: The Complete Eight-Man Tag Workforce Debacle

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    Credit score: All Elite Wrestling

    There was not a single particular person concerned within the Eight Man Tag Workforce Match pitting Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara, Sting, and Darby Allin towards Ricky Starks, Large Invoice, Konosuke Takeshita, and Powerhouse Hobbs that benefitted in from it.

    Thrown collectively on the final second to make up for Kenny Omega’s diverticulitis scare, it felt prefer it.

    The motion was messy and disjointed, it checked out factors like performers weren’t on the identical web page, and the group’s utter disinterest hung over the competition like a darkish cloud.

    That Starks, the one man who most wanted safety by the result, was pinned solely enhanced all the pieces improper with the match.

    Excalibur emphasizing that Guevara pinned Starks, one-half of the AEW World Tag Workforce Champions (with Invoice) means that AEW reserving will carry The Spanish God and Jericho collectively to problem the titleholders.

    One other reserving choice that, based mostly on what and the way issues unfolded right here, could be the improper artistic selection.

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Winner: Swerve Strickland

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    Credit score: All Elite Wrestling

    Swerve Strickland entered Saturday anticipating to face Keith Lee in a match which will have made sense given their historical past however felt like a step down given how sizzling he had been as a most important event-level competitor.

    When Lee revealed he was coping with an harm that will finally end in his elimination from the cardboard, and the announcement of Dustin Rhodes because the alternative, it felt like the most well liked man within the firm was being wasted.

    In hindsight, it nonetheless does, to an extent, however as he is completed so many occasions all through his profession, Strickland managed to benefit from the scenario.

    Rhodes is a grizzled veteran who’s trusted by administration and beloved by followers so it isn’t shocking he was capable of get the group to each really feel for him and resent Strickland.

    Swerve was nice because the heartless, ruthless villain who focused his opponent’s ankle by stomping it by way of a cinderblock and hobbling him for the remainder of the match. He was cruel in his assault, caring not for his opponent however, moderately, about sending a message to anybody else who dared to face in his approach.

    It was not an important match and will not do a lot to generate pleasure about his night time in Lengthy Island, however it additional established the cold-blooded aspect of Strickland and is a pleasant constructing block popping out of the pay-per-view.

Loser: TNT Championship Reserving

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    Credit score: All Elite Wrestling

    Adam Copeland defeated Christian Cage in a No Disqualification Match to win the TNT Championship Saturday night time.

    Till the dino-masked Killswitch attacked and reluctantly allowed Cage to money in a shot on the title he, himself, had earned by means of a battle royal win earlier within the night time. The weasely heel escaped the along with his title, once more, begging the query: what was the purpose of any of it?

    Months of tv and the match that preceded the angle had been all for naught because the story was basically reset, taking it proper again to December 4, the place Cage managed to govern his approach rising victoriously from his first showdown with The Rated R Famous person.

    AEW tends to get cute and lengthen tales longer than they have to be and, whereas Cage has been nice, we don’t want one other three months of him and Copeland feuding forward of Revolution.

    This actually ought to have been the blowoff.

    Past that, the very last thing followers wanted amid a match that includes two former WWE guys repeating spots that they popularized in WWE, with a end proper out of WrestleMania 22, was a replicated Cash within the Financial institution cash-in.

    It didn’t work, the massive flaming desk spot that includes Nick Wayne was contrived and didn’t work almost in addition to supposed, however it doesn’t matter as a result of we’re poised to run it again, once more, beginning Wednesday on TBS.

Winners: Kris Statlander and Willow Nightingale

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    Credit score: All Elite Wrestling

    The AEW girls’s division was highlighted Saturday within the type of three matches throughout the present’s run time, however none was higher than the Zero Hour kickoff present bout between Willow Nightingale and Kris Statlander.

    Put in an unenviable place of kicking off all the night time of motion, in entrance of an area that was 1 / 4 full and with no actual backstory to talk of, the rivals didn’t enable the circumstances to hamper their performances.

    As a substitute, they delivered , bodily match that accentuated the ability of each wrestlers earlier than finally placing Nightingale over.

    The match occurred amid the introduction of a storyline involving Statlander and Stokely Hathaway however outdoors of the latter’s involvement on commentary throughout the bout, it was a match that was allowed to unfold till the always-smiling babyface scored the hard-fought win.

    Statlander may have folded beneath the silence or lack of funding. As a substitute, they labored laborious and delivered a match that finally gained the followers over. Extra of this, and lucid storytelling, for the ladies’s division.

Winner: Eddie Kingston

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    Credit score: All Elite Wrestling

    Eddie Kingston’s AEW run has been the right microcosm of his profession. He has been neglected, overshadowed, regarded down on, and brought as a right.

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    By no means by the followers, although, whose intense connection to the New Yorker has by no means wavered.

    Saturday night time, after an extended and grueling climb to the highest, the reigning Ring of Honor and New Japan Professional-Wrestling Sturdy Champion added one other title to his assortment: the AEW Continental Championship.

    Kingston defeated Moxley in a bodily grueling match, absorbing and enduring all the pieces his opponent threw at him earlier than catching him from out of nowhere with a again fist and scoring the win.

    The match was enhanced by Bryan Danielson on commentary, who expertly broke down Kingston’s strengths and the way he suggested Moxley on tips on how to fight them. It felt actual, like an precise coloration commentator explaining the mindsets of the combatants.

    All the things about it was nice, together with the post-match embrace between the victor and the runner-up, and Moxley strolling off to permit Kingston to get pleasure from his second.

    This was the simplest artistic layup on the cardboard and Tony Khan executed it completely, one thing that would not be stated for almost all of the printed.

Winner: MJF

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    Credit score: All Elite Wrestling

    MJF was very clearly injured getting into his AEW World Championship protection towards Samoa Joe in Saturday’s most important occasion. He sported a big sling to guard a badly injured shoulder and suffered from a foul hip, each of which he admitted to in his article for The Player’s Tribune.

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    Fueled by his want to carry out and to take action in his hometown of Lengthy Island, and regardless of the harm, he turned in one of many gutsiest performances in current reminiscence.

    This was not the case of a man nursing boo-boos and simply getting by way of. He took huge bumps on severely injured elements of his physique, which generated sympathy from his followers, household, and buddies.

    Adam Cole was at ringside, completely, most not foreshadowing any main angles on the finish of the present or something, and cringed together with all of us after every suplex, slam, or bump on the ring apron.

    It was uncomfortable to observe at occasions, particularly contemplating the accidents, and put over the toughness of “our” scumbag.

    If there was one factor that will have helped hammer dwelling the story each MJF and Joe advised, it will have been a slower descent into unconsciousness, ala the “Stone Chilly” Steve Austin efficiency within the WrestleMania 13 Submission Match.

    That’s nitpicking, although.

    MJF, battered, bruised, and never 100%, dropped the title in a style that made sense given all the pieces else he endured.

    By the point Cole finally betrayed him after the match and revealed himself to be The Satan, it turned abundantly clear that if all concerned can play it proper, The Salt of the Earth would be the greatest babyface within the enterprise when he comes again from no matter absence his harm finally instructions.

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