Thursday, April 18

AEW Revolution 2024 Winners And Losers

AEW Revolution 2024 is in the history books, and the promotion delivered a fun night of wrestling filled with amazing in-ring action as well as emotional moments that fans won’t soon forget. Most notably, Sting wrestled in his final match ever, finishing off his career with a win against The Young Bucks.



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Sting Wins His Final Match Ever At AEW Revolution 2024

Sting and Darby Allin defeated The Young Bucks in the main event of AEW Revolution 2024 in what was the final match of Sting’s legendary career!

While there were many positives throughout the night, it wasn’t all rosy for AEW. There were a few missteps here and there, but ultimately the good outweighed the bad in a night that wrestling fans everywhere will remember as Sting’s last hurrah.


LOSER: Christian Cage Vs. Danny Garcia

AEW’s Father Figure Steals Another One

Match Result

Stipulation

Time

Christian Cage (c) (with Killswitch, Mother Wayne, and “The Prodigy” Nick Wayne) defeated Daniel Garcia by pinfall

Singles match for the AEW TNT Championship

16:50

There was nothing inherently wrong with the opening match of the PPV, with Danny Garcia giving everything he had but coming up short in his pursuit of Christian Cage’s TNT Championship. The crowd was hot to start the event, but ultimately the ending felt anticlimactic.


It was another inteference-filled Christian Cage match, with Garcia being unable to overcome the odds as The Patriarchy cost him the match. Nick Wayne interfered, Mother Wayne was awkward with her poor acting and botched slap, but Daddy Magic is a gem and Garcia is gonna bounce back fine. It was ultimately a solid but forgettable opener.

WINNER: The Blackpool Combat Club Puts On Some Bangers

The BCC & Their Opponents Beat Each Other Senseless

  • Eddie Kingston defeated Bryan Danielson by pinfall
  • Eddie Kingston Finally Earns Bryan Danielson’s Respect
  • Blackpool Combat Club (Jon Moxley and Claudio Castagnoli) defeated FTR (Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler) by technical submission
  • Jon Moxley And Claudio Castagnoli Are Likely #1 Contenders For The Tag Team Titles


It’s nice to see AEW put on this longterm feud between Bryan Danielson and Eddie Kingston. They split two matches during the Continental Classic, so this was the blowoff match to their rivalry. Kingston pulled out the victory in a hard-hitting match that not only made him retain his Triple Crown title, but also earned him Danielson’s respect with a post-match handshake.

BCC wasn’t done dishing out punishment for the night, as Jon Moxley and Claudio Castagnoli defeated FTR in a stiff contest where the two teams beat the living daylights out of each other.

LOSER: All-Star Scramble Match Was Anything But

Unnecessary Addition When Fans Just Wanted Meat


When Tony Khan announced “Meat Madness,” wrestling fans got excited like Big E would. Unfortunately, due to injuries and other booking factors, the match was changed to an All-Star Scramble match with 8 competitors. The match was just OK, feeling like a TV match that was a little long and sloppy.

While having Wardlow win was the right call, the match that preceded was definitely lacking, both in star power (Magnus? Dante Martin?) and in-ring action.

WINNER: Undisputed Kingdom Builds Momentum

Roderick Strong & Wardlow’s Wins Add Much-Needed Credibility

  • Wardlow defeated Chris Jericho, Powerhouse Hobbs, Lance Archer, Hook, Brian Cage, Magnus, and Dante Martin by pinfall
  • Roderick Strong defeated Orange Cassidy by pinfall and won the AEW International Title
  • Kyle O’Reilly made his return and adds and intriguing layer


The Undisputed Kingdom undoubtedly had a rough start, from the obvious Devil reveal to their lacking star power and storylines. However, getting the AEW International Championship on Roderick Strong after he absolutely brutalized Orange Cassidy was the right move to make for the stable’s credibility. Kyle O’Reilly also made his return after the match, and instead of embracing the United Kingdom, seemed to reject their offer to join them.

Add in a Wardlow All-Star Scramble win that earned him an AEW World title shot and the Undisputed Kingdom has picked up some much-needed momentum.

LOSER: “Timeless” Toni Storm Vs Deonna Purrazzo

Great Buildup, Poor Match

Match Result

Stipulation

Time

“Timeless” Toni Storm (c) (with Mariah May and Luther) defeated Deonna Purrazzo by pinfall

Singles match for the AEW Women’s World Championship

12:15


AEW was finally able to generate buzz with a great buildup for the AEW Women’s Championship, as Toni Storm and Deonna Purrazzo hit it out of the park in the lead-up to this showdown.

Unfortunately, the match failed to deliver. Toni’s character work, while great, has taken away from her in-ring style, and Deonna was unable to generate enough momentum as the fans were also quiet during the match. It was boring and anti-climactic, with obvious interference from Luther and Mariah May leading to a Toni Storm win.

WINNER: Everyone Who Watches Will “BAH GAWD” Ospreay

Konosuke Takeshita Is Pretty Amazing, Too

Match Result

Stipulation

Time

Will Ospreay defeated Konosuke Takeshita by pinfall

Don Callis Family Exhibition Match

22:00


In what was easily the match of the night, Will Ospreay showed AEW fans why he is considered the best wrestler in the world today, demonstrating his amazing talents against an equally fantastic competitor in his fellow Don Callis Family member, Konosuke Takeshita.

It delivered in spades, and while it wasn’t the match of the decade that Callis was claiming it would be, it was definitely an incredible bout that beautifully showcased what Ospreay is all about.

WINNER: Samoa Joe Retains His AEW World Championship In An Entertaining Three-Way

Swerve Is A Star And Hangman’s A Full-Blown Heel

Samoa Joe defended his AEW World title in a great three-way match that saw the Champ come out victorious after Adam Page and Swerve Strickland kept focusing on each other throughout the match, allowing Joe to take advantage by making Hangman tap out.


Swerve still seems destined for great things, while AEW fans will get to see a different side of Adam Page as he’s a fully blown heel at this point after beating up a referee during the match.

WINNER: Sting Wins His Last Match Ever

Sting & Darby Allin Retained The AEW Tag Team Titles Against The Young Bucks

It might have been an overbooked train wreck with deathmatch elements and endless brutal spots, but Sting going out on top in his retirement match against the EVP version of The Young Bucks was an excellent decision that left fans at home and the arena happy and satisfied.

Sure, Ric Flair was not needed, but luckily it was kept to a minimum. The Bucks played their part well, as Sting looked like the superhero he’s always been, and Darby, well…


LOSER: Darby Allin’s Body

He Did Say He Would Kill Himself In Sting’s Last Match

Here’s a quick and obvious one for you: Darby Allin is a madman. He jumped off a ladder from inside of the ring and hit a swanton on… a pane of glass. Yikes. It was a twisted visual as blood slowly started to form on his back after such a brutal spot.

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