AEW Revolution announced the main event of MJF vs. Bryan Danielson for the AEW World Championship in a one-hour Iron Man Match. While AEW tried to settle a fake controversy over whether or not MJF could go one hour, he did so in a spectacularly bloody main event where he retained the AEW World Championship. In total, five AEW championships were on the line.
Wardlow challenged Samoa Joe for the AEW TNT Championship; Praise tried to get the AEW Tag Team back
AEW Dynamite’s homecoming broadcast before AEW Revolution this week only got 833,000 viewers.
AEW Revolution results on March 5, 2023
- Ricky Starks def. Chris Jericho
- Jungle boy Jack Perry def. Cage Christian | Burial Final
- The House of Black Def. The minority | AEW World Trios Title
- Jamie Hayter def. Ruby Soho and Saraya | AEW World Women’s Title
- Hangman Adam Page def. Jon Moxley | Texas Death Game
- Wardlow def. Samoa Joe | Title AEW TNT
- The Guns won the Lethal 4-Way Tag Team Titles
- MJF def. Bryan Danielson | Iron Man Match for the AEW World Title
- AEW Revolution Center: Chase Center (San Francisco, Calif.)
- AEW Revolution Tickets Distributed: 8,333
- AEW Revolution Tickets Available: 1,869
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AEW Revolution 2023 Winners And Rankings
Ricky Starks def. Chris Jericho
This felt very much like yet another Ricky Starks coming out party, which at this point should be considered par for the course because Starks has arrived.
Even though he’s in main events, Chris Jericho has carved out a niche in AEW as one of the best opening match wrestlers.
Despite interference from the outside, Starks stayed out of his co-op and defeated Chris Jericho cleanly. He should be on the short list of AEW fighters to dethrone MJF.
Chris Jericho vs. Ricky Starks Grade: A
Jungle Boy def. Christian Cage
Jungle Boy wore jeans and his jungle boots. Ever the smart heel, Christian wore a turtleneck tank top to a street fight.
This was another match where Christian was playing the Jungle boy Jack Perry.
Both coffins were featured in the Burial Match and burial plot. Are there two steps to winning this game?
Despite being over the top, it was a very good game and the crowd helped him a lot. Jungle Boy finally won by stuffing Cage into a coffin, which promptly fell into the grave.
Jungle Boy vs Christian Cage Grade: A-
Black House def. The minority
This game wasted no time getting “this is awesome” chants.
Excalibur showed the similarities between Kenny Omega and Buddy Mathews, dating back to when Mathews was stealing Omega’s moves as Buddy Murphy.
When the run of the Trio Minor Championships is cut short the reunion of Adam Page’s Hangman can’t be too far behind.
House of Black vs The Elite Grade: A-
Jamie Hayter def. Saraya and Ruby Soho
It was wild to watch Britt Baker play Rebel in Jamie Hayter’s pay-per-view.
Based on chants in the building, fans were largely divided between Jamie Hayter and Ruby Soho.
In a very good spot, Britt Baker and Toni Storm took turns avoiding the referee, which almost resulted in Soho winning the title with Destination Unknown.
Jamie Hayter retained the AEW World Women’s Championship with a roll up over Ruby Soho. In the post-match brawl, Soho dumped Saraya and Storm over the top rope and appeared to align with Hayter and Baker. She then attacked Baker and Hayter and aligned with Paige and Toni on Team WWE.
Hayter vs. Saraya and Soho Grade: B-
Hangman Adam Page def. Jon Moxley
Hangman Adam Page walked out to “Ghostriders in the Sky” by The Outlaws. As a sign of things to come, the lighting was red.
The match started with the fans cheering on Hangman Adam Page after Hangman started the action by hitting Moxley.
It took less than two minutes for Jon Moxley to start bleeding. One of the first things he did after bleeding was to bring in a fork and make Hangman Adam Page bleed right back.
Hangman Adam Page went forward first into a chair covered in barbed wire, placed in the corner.
Hangman Adam Page took forever to set up a scene where he wrapped himself in barbed wire and mooned Orihara. It was worth the wait.
AEW cut back to the only woman left watching, and she looked horrified.
The ingredients for this game included chairs, barbed wire, a chair covered in barbed wire, a barbed wire board, chains and bricks.
Poor Hangman hit the table, but he told an even better story about Moxley giving Hangman a concussion and advancing through a barbed wire board.
Interestingly enough, Moxley hit Hangman Adam Page with a curb stomp on a brick. This led to Rollins’ theme music simmering throughout the crowd.
At the end of this match Hangman Adam Page forced Jon Moxley to use a chain link in a Texas Death Match. Unbelievable.
Jon Moxley vs Hangman Adam Page Grade: A-
Wardlow def. Samoa Joe
Wardlow didn’t get the superstar reactions he was getting in 2022. While the crowd was tired from the previous match, so has Wardlow since having his legs cut off during the MJF Double or Nothing play.
Wardlow vs Samoa Joe were victims of the heated death match they faced. The crowd was very quiet except for a screaming woman.
Will Hobbs got the biggest pop of this game. When it was shown on camera, however, he looked just as bored with this game as the rest of the Chase Center.
The second half of this match was overrun with Joe and Wardlow working hard and the crowd slowly coming around.
Wardlow won with a back-exposed choke submission while screaming “death!” Fans seemed more shocked than anything.
The announce team continued to put over Will Hobbs saying that Warldow’s TNT Title reign could be one of the shortest reigns of all time.
Wardlow vs. Samoa Joe Grade: B-
The Gunn Club def. The BishopTriple J, Orange Cassidy and Danhausen
Club Gunn continued his 90’s cosplaying theme by walking out with a Shawn Michaels like entrance gear.
Danhausen and Orange Cassidy were as entertaining in the ring as they are on paper.
One of the many highlights during this game was when fans broke into a chant of “San Fran Scissor.”
Fans erupted for a face-off between Danhausen and Satnam Singh like Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant. Then they came even higher for an Asser Warrior on Singh, where Billy Gunn basically sat on Singh’s head.
Aubrey Edwards was uncharacteristically upset after stopping Max Caster from hitting Jeff Jarrett with a guitar.
The match ended immediately after Austin Gunn was cursed, but The Gunns won anyway. He buried the curse completely.
AEW Tag Title Grade 4 Fatal Way: B
MJF def. Brian Danielson
MJF had a grand entrance where a violin choir played their theme music. He walked out in a devil mask.
There was an audible gasp for Bryan Danielson who even seemed to catch Danielson off guard.
MJF was completely shredded when he revealed his body. MJF dropped the belt, taking it off, but immediately improvised and started yelling at the crowd as they chanted “you wanted.”
MJF was very much a heel with his slow pace and constantly booing the crowd.
The announcers continued to analyze MJF’s motivation for being such a heel and Taz berated them for trying to be “psychiatrists on a wrestling show”.
Bryan Danielson won the first fall by kneeing Busaiku 25 minutes into the match.
MJF low-blowd Bryan Danielson and got disqualified even though the bell didn’t ring. MJF quickly scored back-to-back wins. A much-needed scoreboard was then displayed on the screen.
At least 20 seconds ran off the clock for Bryce Remsburg’s nine count.
MJF drew a loud brawl after screaming at Danielson “you [expletive] cheers!” As MJF went on his tirade, Taz played the role of pro wrestling psychiatrist by breaking down MJF’s insecurities.
MJF scored a third pinfall with a second rope piledriver, and Danielson tied things up with an STF.
By the 12 minute mark, this was the second game of the night with a double juice. MJF bleeds like Flair in the ’80s.
The AEW announcers hyped this wrestling match, which was great, but the problem is that the story didn’t attract fans to come here. With a better story, this could have been an iconic game. Instead, I think it will be remembered as just another great, every week in pro wrestling.
MJF took out right after the bell ring and the match was ruled a draw. Tony Schiavone then sent a message to Justin Roberts that this match will continue under Sudden Death rules. MJF scored the final pinfall when Bryan Danielson tapped out to the LeBell Lock.