AEW Collision Results 6/17 - CM Punk Returns, Wardlow Vs. Luchasaurus

Welcome to Wrestling Inc's live coverage of AEW's debut episode of "Collison." The June 17 episode comes from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

CM Punk is set to make his return to All Elite Wrestling after being gone since last September. He will be teaming with AEW World Tag Team Champions FTR in the main event against Jay White, Juice Robinson, and ROH Television Champion Samoa Joe.

Elsewhere, Wardlow will defend his TNT Championship against Luchasaurus. It was just a few days ago, on the June 14 episode of "Dynamite," when he successfully defended the title against Jake Hager. Andrade El Idolo is stepping back into the ring; similar to Punk, the last time that El Idolo hasn't been in an AEW ring since last September. Tonight, Andrade will go up against House of Black member Buddy Matthews.

Miro, another star AEW fans haven't seen since AEW All Out, is set to compete and there will be a promo from the Acclaimed. Also, in tag team action, Skye Blue and NJPW Strong Women's Champion, Willow Nightingale, are facing The Outcasts' Ruby Soho and the AEW Women's Champion, Toni Storm.

We are live! Tonight's commentators are Kevin Kelly and Nigel McGuiness. The crowd is chanting for CM Punk and he returns! 

CM Punk Returns

Punk is on the mic. He says wrestling is a business and it's not for children, nor is it a popularity contest. He says that he's tired of being nice. He calls the fans passionate and smart and says he's never fitted in somewhere more than professional wrestling. He says that some people hate him and he understands that his "mere presence" makes some folks uncomfortable. He says that the truth is painful. The crowd starts chanting, "F**k the Elite." He says that the crowd can call him whatever they want and says he's in a business with "counterfeit bucks." The crowd starts chanting his name again. 

Punk says he has a lot to get off his chest after saying that "The king is back, baby." He later adds that he will never compromise and that there are people who feel that he owes them an apology. The crowd chants his name. He is holding a bag that has the AEW title in it and says that he "earned it." Punk ends the promo with, "Tell me if I'm telling lies." 

AEW TNT Championship Match: Wardlow (c) vs. Luchasaurus

The match opens with Wardlow and Luchasaurus fighting outside of the ring. Christian tries to find a place to hide, but he takes the opportunity to try and distract Wardlow as the TNT Champion returns to the ring. Luchasaurus gets the upper hand during the early stages of the bout, keeping the champion on the back foot.

Luchasaurus hits a chokeslam, but Wardlow kicks out at two. Wardlow performs a Swanton bomb, but it doesn't keep the monster down. Christian tries to distract Wardlow and hits him with a camera. Luchasaurus gets the pin to win the TNT Championship. Christian holds the title as if he won it. He did help, though.

Winner and new champion: Luchasaurus

Backstage, QT and Powerhouse Hobbs talk to Lexi Nair, declaring the latter's intention to be part of the upcoming Owen Hart Tournament, which will begin later this month.

Andrade El Idolo vs. Buddy Matthews

The crowd chants "Welcome back" after Andrade El Idolo makes his way to the ring. Both men lock up and El Idolo slaps Matthews. He then poses in the ropes and Matthew tries to hit him but falls to the ground. Andrade does a cartwheel into a moonsault and hits Matthews. El Idolo hits an impressive hurricanrana, and Matthews goes into the timekeepers' table. Back in the ring, he goes for the pin, but Matthews kicks out. Matthews hurts his left knee and the referee talks to him.  

After a quick commercial break, Matthews is in the ring while his opponent is on the floor, but he comes back in. El Idolo then targets Matthews' left knee followed by a double moonsault. Matthews hits a DDT, but El Idolo kicks out. Matthews is on the top rope, and his opponent follows him. Matthews tries to do a powerbomb but his knee goes out. He hits El Idolo with a superkick, but Matthews' knee goes out again. El Idolo follows up with a rolling elbow.

Andrade does the figure-four, followed by the figure-eight, and Matthews taps.

Winner: Andrade El Idolo

Post-match, Matthews won't shake Andrade's hand. The lights go out, allowing Brody King and Malakai Black to enter the ring. El Idolo is surrounded and attacked by the House of Black members. The lights out go out again and the show cuts to a Scorpio Sky video package.

Miro vs. Tony Nese

Tony Nese is in the ring with Mark Sterling. He calls the crowd fat and says he's going to shut down the show and have everyone do "group training." Miro's music plays, and "The Redeemer" makes his return to action.

The two stare each other down and Nese runs out to do jumping jacks. Miro chases him. Nese gets back in the ring, but Miro gets him in the corner and punches and kicks him over and over again. Miro delivers a clothesline before hitting his opponent with 10 chops, but Nese uses the ropes to bounce back with a clothesline of his own.

Sterling gets hit in the face and Nese subsequently gets the upper hand for a second with the distraction. Miro catches Nese and hits him with an ura-nage. He superkicks Nese and then forces him to tap out with the camel clutch.

Winner: Miro

After the match, a CM Punk video package plays. He says he never left, he was just injured. It shows him training for his ring return. He notes there are still things for him to do and he's going to "finish it."

Toni Storm and Ruby Soho vs. Willow Nightingale and Skye Blue

Ruby Soho and Toni Storm both get the upper hand before the bell rings. The Outcasts then get slapped by Skye Blue's mother before Willow Nightingale tosses Soho in the ring. The bell rings and the match gets underway. 

Nightingale kicks Soho and tries for the pin. Storm hits Nightingale in the back when the referee is distracted. Soho grabs Nightingale by the hair and puts in her the corner of the ring so that she can tag in Storm. The AEW Women's World Champion keeps Nightingale on her team's side of the ring, ensuring the advantage.

Soho gets tagged in and Nightingale tries to do a roll-up for the pin later on. Soho tries to suplex Nightingale but gets met with a clothesline. She finally tags in Blue and Soho tags in Storm. Blue gets the upper hand on Storm. She kicks her and goes for the pin. Nightingale hits the spinebuster, and Soho dropkicks her. Storm puts her in the Boston Crab. Blue hits the jacknife powerbomb. Storm tries to blind Blue with the spray paint, but Nightingale saves her. Soho gets hit in the eyes with the spray paint and Blue gets the pin. The camera shows her mom clapping.

Winners: Skye Blue and Willow Nightingale

The Acclaimed Speak

Before The Acclaimed segment begins, Ricky Starks declares himself in the Owen Cup Tournament. Afterward, a video package is shown of Jeff Jarrett talking about his upcoming Concession Stand Brawl match with Mark Briscoe.

Tony Schiavone is in the ring and introduces The Acclaimed and Billy Gunn. During their entrance, Max Caster performs a rap that references Donald Trump stealing documents and Father's Day. When they get to the ring, Schiavone tells Gunn that he looks "marvelous." Gunn informs Schiavone that he's wearing his new "scissoring outfit" and says that they're still chasing the AEW World Trios Championship. 

According to Anthony Bowens, AEW now stands for "Acclaimed Every Wednesday" and "Acclaimed Every Wednesday." The segment culminates with them performing the first-ever "Collision" scissor with Schiavone.

Kevin Kelly and Nigel McGuiness talk about Forbidden Door.

Jay White, Juice Robinson, and Samoa Joe vs. CM Punk and FTR

Jay White and Dax Harwood begin the match. Harwood hits a clothesline then White chops him in the corner. Harwood turns it around with a backdrop and then hits three clotheslines in the corner. The FTR member tries to go for the Sharpshooter, but White runs outside. 

Robinson is tagged in and gets hit with chops. Wheeler gets tagged in afterward and he chops Robinson in the corner. Wheeler tries for a pin attempt. Afterward, Robinson bodyslams him and gives him several shoulder blocks. Wheeler does a gorilla press and then tags in Harwood, who then tags in Punk.

Punk tries for a pin after they slam Robinson. He tries to do the Go to Sleep, but Robinson is too quick. Samoa Joe tags himself in, and he and Punk trash talk back and forth then lock up. Punk is in the corner and Joe hits him with three big chops and a headbutt. Punk hits a chop but it doesn't affect Joe. He then puts Joe in a headlock. Punk reverses Joe's slam into a side sleeper. Punk tags in Harwood, who proceeds to test his strength against Joe before enduring several kicks to the head. Harwood tries to clothesline Joe but doesn't as the ROH Television Champion Joe lays him out.  

White gets tagged in and tags in Robinson, who goes for the top rope and gets him wit ha double axe handle. Harwood hits a German Suplex. Cash gets tagged in and hits an uppercut to Robinson. He slams the Bullet Club member and goes for the pin again. Punk tags in and hits a flying elbow before trying for a pin. He tags in Wheeler afterward, and the match continues.

The main event continues

Juice Robinson and Cash Wheeler are on the outside. Robinson throws Wheeler into the guardrails twice. They return to the ring and Samoe Joe gets tagged in. 

After the break, Jay White is in the ring and controlling the match. Robinson gets tagged in again. He hits a Sentai to Wheeler, followed by a suplex. Joe is tagged in again, and he kicks Wheeler in the head. CM Punk and Dax Harwood are upset over the match. Wheeler then tries to tag in Punk and gets it. Punk bodyslams White and Robinson then hits neck breakers and knees on both opponents in the corner. Punk tries to hit the GTS but White grabs his eyes and bites him. Punk trash-talks him then kicks his opponent in the face. Punk tries to go for the flying elbow but Robinson pulls the rope and causes him to fall.

White hits an ura-nage to Punk and gets a two-count. He then goes for The Blade Runner, but Punk reverses it, hits a clothesline, and tags in Harwood. The FTR member delivers a suplex, while Wheeler follows up with a splash. Punk hits the elbow drop afterward.

Punk and Joe trade shots. Everyone starts brawling but Joe and Punk are still in the ring. Punk hits the knee and goes for the GTS, but Joe reserves it for the sleeper. FTR are being held back until they break out and help Punk out of the sleeper. Punk finally hits the GTS to Robinson and wins the match for his team.

Winners: CM Punk and FTR