Revolution is just one of four pay-per-view events AEW does a year, so it’s no surprise that. Kenny Omega defends his AEW Championship against Jon Moxley in what is sure to be a controversial Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch. But if the crazy hardcore stuff isn’t your thing, there’s still a lot to look forward to: Young Bucks defending their tag titles against Jericho and MJF, the in-ring return of Sting and the announcement of a “major star” signing with AEW.
Check back to this page when the(5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET) as I’ll be updating with results and analysis.
Casino Battle Royale
The battle royal for a shot at the tag team titles is up next.
The Young Bucks beat Jericho and MJF
Revolution’s main show opened with a strong match in Chris Jericho and MJF versus The Young Bucks for the latter’s tag titles. After around 18 minutes, the Bucks scored a decisive win by killing MJF with superkicks and pinning Chris Jericho following a Meltzer Driver.
With Jericho and MJF assaulting Nick and Matt Jackson’s dad on the Dynamite leading to Revolution, the bout started appropriately aggressive. The Bucks took down both MJF and Jericho and brawled with them on the outside. Once back in the ring, we got a well-paced tag match with some great spots.
Highlights include Jericho copping a double superkick mid-Lionsault, a strong false finish after Jericho clocked Matt with his baseball bat, and Jericho interrupting a Meltzer Driver attempt by catching a mid-air Codebreaker.
The finish came after MJF was caught in between the Bucks, being ping ponged by superkicks between them. The cynic in me wondered why he didn’t just fall down, instead of getting blitzed by a dozen kicks, but that’s the Bucks’ style. He was hit by so many kicks he started dribbling, a nice touch. With MJF out, the Bucks got a Meltzer Driver on Jericho for a clean win.
Rating: 4 stars. Very strong opener.
The preshow match was scheduled to be Britt Baker and Rebel versus Riho and Thunder Rosa. That was changed, however, when Riho was replaced by Maki Itoh.
After an idol performance by Itoh, she and Baker got the W when Rebel hit Thunder Rosa with a crutch, leading Baker to get a pinfall.