One Updated Match & Two New Matches Announced for AEW Grand Slam 2023, Updated Card
Saturday’s AEW Collision show in State College, Pennsylvania featured one updated match and one new match officially announced for the card of AEW Grand Slam 2023,
In regards to the updated match, this is a ROH Six-Man Tag Team Championship – The Elite (Hangman Adam Page & The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson)) vs. The Mogul Embassy (Brian Cage & The Gates of Agony (Toa Liona & Bishop Kaun)) (c).
This match was initially setup during this past Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite show involving The Mogul Embassy’s issues with The Elite and Swerve Strickland issuing a Trios match challenge with Brian Cage and Gates of Agony representing Mogul Embassy.
During tonight’s Collision show, The Young Bucks & Hangman Adam Page gave a backstage promo responding to Strickland’s match challenge. They accepted the changeling but also raised the stakes by wanting the Mogul Embassy to put their ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship on the line. This was confirmed afterwards by AEW commentator Kevin Kelly to be made official for the match and that it will now take place at next Friday’s two-hour Rampage Grand Slam 2023 show.
It's official!#MogulEmbassy will put the #ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Titles on the line against former champs #HangmanAdamPage & @Youngbucks NEXT FRIDAY at #AEWRampage #AEWGrandslam at 10/9c on TNT!— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) September 17, 2023
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In regards to the new matches, the first new match announced is a tag team match of Orange Cassidy & HOOK vs. TBA.
This match was setup following a backstage interview involving Cassidy and HOOK. While both guys were chowing down on a bag of Doritos, Cassidy asked HOOK if he was down with them teaming together for a match at next week’s Grand Slam show. Hook responded in agreement and the two continued to chow down on some chips.
The second new match announced is an AEW World Trios Championship match of The Dark Order (John Silver, Alex Reynolds, & Evil Uno) vs. The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens & Max Caster) & Billy Gunn (c).
This match was setup following John Silver defeating Anthony Bowens in a match on the show with the stip that if Silver won, then Dark Order would be granted a shot at The Acclaimed and Gunn’s AEW Trios titles at Grand Slam 2023. The finish to this match involved Evil Uno ambush attacking Bowens on the outside and tossed him back in the ring while the ref was distracted leading to Silver hitting a pump kick for the pinfall victory.
Updated card for AEW Dynamite Grand Slam 2023:
- AEW World Championship – Samoa Joe vs. MJF (c)
- AEW International Championship – Rey Fenix vs. Jon Moxley (c)
- AEW Women’s World Championship – Toni Storm vs. Saraya (c)
- ROH World & NJPW Strong Openweight Championships, Title vs. Title match – Claudio Castagnoli (ROH World) vs. Eddie Kingston (NJPW Strong Openweight)
- Sammy Guevara vs. Chris Jericho
Updated card for AEW Rampage Grand Slam 2023:
- Darby Allin & Sting vs. Christian Cage & Luchasaurus
- ROH Six-Man Tag Team Championship – The Elite (Hangman Adam Page & The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson)) vs. The Mogul Embassy (Brian Cage & The Gates of Agony (Toa Liona & Bishop Kaun)) (c)
- AEW World Trios Championship – The Dark Order (John Silver, Alex Reynolds, & Evil Uno) vs. The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens & Max Caster) & Billy Gunn (c)
Match announced for either Dynamite or Rampage Grand Slam 2023:
- Orange Cassidy & HOOK vs. TBA
Aussie Open Issues Challenge to FTR for WrestleDream, Updated Card
Saturday’s Collision show in State College also featured one new match announced for the card of AEW’s WrestleDream event, which takes place on October 1st at the Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Washington.
This is a tag team match of Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis) vs. FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood).
This match was setup following an in-ring promo by Aussie Open. Following their quick squash win over a team of jobbers, Aussie Open gave a promo calling out FTR and mentioning their open challenge for the AEW World Tag Team Championship. Fletcher boasted about Aussie Open being able to defeat their opponents quicker than FTR did against Iron Savages tonight. Fletcher then issued a challenge to FTR for a tag team match at WrestleDream and stated that it did not matter if the AEW Tag Team titles were on the line or not. Fletcher also stated that this match would be taking place one year to the day after their highly acclaimed match at NJPW’s Royal Quest II event.
This match was later confirmed by AEW commentator Kevin Kelly to be for the AEW World Tag Team titles should FTR retain their titles against The WorkHorsemen at next week’s Collision show.
#AEW WrestleDream!— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) September 17, 2023
October 1st | Seattle, WA#AussieOpen vs. #FTR for the #AEW World Tag-Team Championship
The challenge has been issued!
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Updated card for AEW WrestleDream:
- Bryan Danielson vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
- Swerve Strickland vs. Hangman Adam Page
- AEW World Tag Team Championship – Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis) vs. FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood) (c)
Katsuyori Shibata Appearance Announced for AEW WrestleDream
Saturday’s Collision show in State College also featured the official announcement of Katsuyori Shibata making an appearance at AEW WrestleDream.
In a backstage interview segment on the show, Shibata played an audio promo from his phone in English that stated that he would be showing up and competing in a match at WrestleDream. While an opponent was not named, this match will likely be for Shibata’s ROH Pure Championship.
Not only will #ROH Pure Champion Shibata defend the title against @TheNickWayne on @RingOfHonor's #HonorClub THIS THURSDAY, but he just announced that he'll be at #AEWWrestleDream LIVE on PPV on October 1st in Seattle! Watch #AEWCollision LIVE on TNT!@K_Shibata2022 pic.twitter.com/jtzZB7Soxl— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) September 17, 2023
RVD Appearance Announced for Next Week’s AEW Collision Show
Saturday’s Collision show in State College also featured the official announcement of ECW legend Rob Van Dam making his in-ring return to AEW at next week’s Collision show in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
This will be RVD’s first appearance in AEW since the August 9th Dynamite show,