Moments ago, All Elite Wrestling's (AEW) first Pay-Per-View show in 2022, AEW Revolution was concluded. The promotion set huge and massive match card that consists of 12 matches.
The show is pided into two main parts: the Buy-In, and the main event. The Buy-In will be streamed via Youtube and it has three matches. On the other hand, the main event includes nine contests.
Furthermore, the event was sold out; it was trending worldwide since the beginning of the Buy-In show. It was really one of the biggest days for Pro Wrestling in the year. It was stunning, entertaining, and well-presented.
The Buy-In Show (Pre-Show)
Kris Statlander vs. Leyla Hirsch
It was a very good kicking off show for the event. The performance of Statlander was impressive, and there was good storytelling and harmony. Hirsch introduced a strong powerful appearance, therefore, it deserved to be praised by the fans.
HOOK vs. QT Marshall
The rising popular AEW athlete Hook, the son of the legendary Tazz, had his first PPV debut in an impressive appearance. The performance of Hook is significantly improved and developed. It was a good push for Hook.
Death Triangle (Penta Oscuro & PAC) & Erick Redbeard vs. House of Black (Malakai Black, Brody King & Buddy Murphy)
This match was the most recent contest that was added to the card as it was announced in the final AEW Rampage episode last Friday.
There was strong competition, and harmony between the six dark characters. There was a very harmonious transition between movements for both teams. In addition, the match went 50/50.
It was the main event of the Buy-In, and it deserved to be named as one of the strongest Buy-In and Pre-Shows in recent years.
Winner: House of Black
Buy-In Rating: 8/10
The Main Event
Chris Jericho vs. Eddie Kingston
After long months of exchanging confusing points of view, Jericho and Kingston stepped in one ring together. The match was somehow criticized for the final spot. Winning over the inspirational and influential Jericho by submission was a very good push for Kingston.
After the match, Jericho was turned out to be a heel.
Jurassic Express (c) vs. The Young Bucks vs. reDRagon for the AEW Tag Team championship
This match was one of the greatest contests of the night. The mutual history between reDragon, and Young Bucks assisted the participants of the match to present their best in the ring, and the teased cracks in the Elite group between both teams gave the contest more power.
In addition, the victory of the Jurassic Express was somehow logical as the Jurassic Express needed such a push, quoting Saudi Pro Wrestling observer Abu Yehia, he said in one of his spaces that the champions are somehow the weakest.
This victory would give more strength to the champions and would convince the audience more.
Winners: Jurassic Express
Keith Lee vs. Wardlow vs. Powerhouse Hobbs vs. Ricky Starks vs. Orange Cassidy vs. Christian Cage in the Face of the Revolution Ladder Match
Unfortunately, this match was one of the weakest contests in the night, however, Wardlow deserved the victory as it is considered an AEW debut for the star.
Christian Cage, and Orange Cassidy were the two who succeeded to show the essence of the ladder match.
Jade Cargill (c) vs. Tay Conti for the TBS title
Although Conti was not in her best appearance, Cargill literary did her best to give the audience a real championship match.
The entrance of Cargill with the gear and guitar performance was really impressive.
CM Punk vs. MJF in a Dog Collar Match
This is the first five-star match in the night. Punk stunned the audience with his old Ring of Honor (ROH) theme song, and gear as if Punk was re-telling his career and story inside the ring. In addition, MJF was set to play the role of the heel, in addition, he mirrored the worst in Punk. It was breathtaking.
MJF used the "Cult of Personality" intro as mocking for Punk, Punk did the same in 2008 while he mocked Jeff Hardy during his role as a heel.
On the other hand, Punk bridged between his passionate old fighter and summoned it on the ring in a real 2022 epic for all the fans.
The turn of Wardlow against his master MJF may open the door for a new feud between both of them.
Winner: CM Punk
Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. (c) vs. Thunder Rosa for the AEW Women’s Championship
It was one of the weakest performances in the card, both stars performed boring contest, ending with Baker retaining her title.
It is worthy to mention that a new design for the championship was presented by Britt during her enterance.
Winner: Britt Baker
Jon Moxley vs. Bryan Danielson
It was a super technical match between both legends who are both among the promotion's main eventers. Both stars gave the audience what they wanted to see, although, it didn't meet all audience's high expectations.
The appearance of William Regal was really surprising for all fans as no spoilers were teased about such appearance.
Sting, Sammy Guevara & Darby Allin vs. Andrade El Ídolo, Matt Hardy & Isiah Kassidy in a Tornado Trios Match
Unfortunately, this match was one of the weakest matches, despite the big names participating in it. The storytelling of the match was horrible, the performance of the AHFO was disappointing, although, it was believed that Hardy would have more pushes amid his reunion with his brother and historical tag team partner Jeff Hardy.
A few spots were good at the contest such as Sammy Guevara with the tables, and Sting's jump over the tables.
Winners: Sting, Guevara, and Allin
Adam Cole vs. Hangman Page for the AEW World title
There was a mutual history between both stars as they had mutual runs as Bullet Club mates and Elite group companions.
It was an enjoyable performance between both and exchanged shots and movements between both which entertained the audience.
At the End
In general, the show was very good, and there is an impressive improvement in the quality of AEW shows on the level of the weekly shows, as well as the PPVs.
Two surprising appearances were marked tonight, mainly Regal's one which will open the doors for more maturity on the level of writing that is still suffering from some issues, but AEW really did a great, breathtaking job tonight.
There are a few mistakes observed in the performances, and the card match needed to be better organized as the latest two matches were heavy for the audience.
SEE Rating for AEW Revolution: 8.75/10