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AEW Revolution: Results And Review

Predictions Showdown—Who Got It Right?

AEW Revolution is in the bag and you know what that means.

It’s time to reveal the winners and losers from our AEW Revolution Predictions Showdown, and as it’s Sunday and I have a million other things I’d rather be doing on my day off than working, let’s lace up our boots and head straight to the ring for the AEW Revolution Predictions Showdown Results And Review.

Dark Order

Tag-Team Match: Dark Order vs. SCU

10 Count Rating: 7

I have to admit that I was kind of surprised when this was announced as being the Buy-In match for Revolution, but in hindsight it made sense.

Both teams put out the kind of effort that very well might have enticed anyone who hadn’t already purchased AEW Revolution to pony up the cash for the whole show.

The ending was the obvious one we all called, but I’ll be buggered if it wasn’t great to see Colt Cabana, of all people, show up in AEW. Here’s hoping he becomes a mainstay.

Winners: Dark Order

Our Predictions: 

The FlackDark Order

Andrew Grevas: Dark Order

Neil Gray: Dark Order

Conor O’Donnell: Dark Order

Score So Far: One Point Each.

Dustin Rhodes vs. Jake Hager

Dustin Rhodes vs. Jake Hager

10 Count Rating: 7

Like the tag-team match that featured on the Revolution Buy-In, this was pretty damn good.

There was no way that Jake Hager wasn’t going over here, again, as we all predicted, but Rhodes did his best to make him look like a million dollars in the process.

One slight annoyance was Hager’s wife, Catalina White, who was just shrill and annoying for the sake of being shrill and annoying, but overall I really enjoyed this, so it gets a thumbs up from your friendly neighborhood wrestling writer.

Winner: Jake Hager

Our Predictions: 

The FlackJake Hager

Andrew Grevas: Jake Hager

Neil Gray: Jake Hager

Conor O’Donnell: Jake Hager

Score So Far: Two Points Each.

Darby Allin vs/ Sammy Guevara

Darby Allin vs. Sammy Guevara

10 Count Rating: 8

As soon as Darby Allin made his way to the ring and then launched himself through the ropes to squat Sammy Guevara flat, I knew this was going to be something special.

It was a great bout from start to finish, with both wrestlers leaving it all out there, as you’re supposed to do every night, and even though Sammy’s lack of selling the initial beating he took, he got up and back into the fight way to quickly for my liking, I loved this.

Winner: Darby Allin

Our Predictions: 

The FlackDarby Allin

Andrew Grevas: Sammy Guevara

Neil Gray: Darby Allin

Conor O’Donnell: Darby Allin

Score So Far:

Flack, O’Donnell, And Gray: Three Points Each.

Grevas: Two Points

The Young Bucks vs. Hangman Page And Kenny Omega

AEW Tag-Team Championship: The Young Bucks vs. Kenny Omega And Hangman Page

10 Count Rating: 9

If I knew at the time, that this was as good as AEW Revolution was going to get, I’d have happily switched off and watched the rest of the results role-in online.

This was a superb effort by all four competitors and showed just how well a story can be told, as long as you’ve spent significant time in NJPW.

Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, there are plenty of wrestlers who are just as good at drawing you in with their abilities between the ropes, but it can’t be a coincidence that The Bucks, Omega, and Page have years of service to the Roaring Lion.

The only let down was no heel turn, but outside of that, I could watch this over and over, which I might just do after I’ve finished writing this.

Winners And Still AEW Tag-Team Champions: Kenny Omega And Hangman Page

The Flack: Young Bucks

Andrew Grevas: Young Bucks

Neil Gray: Omega And Page

Conor O’Donnell: Young Bucks

Score So Far:

Gray: Four Points

Flack And O’Donnell: Three Points Each.

Grevas: Two Points

Kris Statlander vs. Nyla Rose

AEW Women’s Championship: Kris Statlander vs. Nyla Rose

10 Count Rating: 6

Initially, I wasn’t sure if I was being unjustly harsh in giving this a 6 out of 10.

Following the Young Bucks and Omega and Page was never going to be easy for anyone, so after the PPV had finished, I went back over it to see if distance had been kinder to my score.

It hadn’t.

It was a solid enough affair but seemed to suffer from the same problems as the AEW Women’s Division has from the get-go, it just didn’t click.

The result was a formality on this, with Rose picking up the 1-2-3, but until they can start bringing in the kind of talent that can push the division forward, I’m worried that it will always be seen as a second class citizen.

Winner And Still AEW Women’s Champion: Nyla Rose

The Flack: Nyla Rose

Andrew Grevas: Nyla Rose

Neil Gray: Nyla Rose

Conor O’Donnell: Nyla Rose

Score So Far:

Gray: Five Points

Flack And O’Donnell: Four Points

Grevas: Three Points

MJF vs. Cody

MJF Vs. Cody

10 Count Rating: 6

Well, that was anti-climactic.

It’s not that MJF won that annoyed me, nor was it the way that he did it, but because it was obvious to anyone watching that this was the right time to pull the trigger on ending this feud.

The crowd in attendance were aching to see Maxwell get his comeuppance, the people at home were aching to see Maxwell get his comeuppance, but in the end, we got the old cheat to win, 1-2-3, MJF is victorious.

I know that this was the idea going into the match, but they should’ve changed the ending on the fly when it became apparent what the people wanted.

Ah well, onto AEW Blood And Guts we go then.

Winner: MJF

The Flack: Cody

Andrew Grevas: MJF

Neil Gray: Cody

Conor O’Donnell: Cody

Score So Far:

Gray: Five Points

Flack, Grevas, And O’Donnell: Four Points

"The Bastard" PAC vs. Orange Cassidy

“The Bastard” PAC vs. Orange Cassidy

10 Count Rating: 6

This was all over the place.

It started out as a comedy match that turned into what was looking like a squash match before we had the rising like Lazarus from the dead come back to the old “Hey, what’s that going on over there” distraction that cost Cassidy the bout.

And it’s that last part that cost this a point, making it a 6 out of 10 instead of a 7.

I said a few weeks back that I was going to call out any match that had that stupid, dated, trope anywhere near it and that’s just what I’m going to do.

If you’re so distracted by what’s happening outside of the ring that you forget you’re in the middle of a wrestling match then you’re an idiot and you deserve to lose.

Winner: “The Bastard” PAC

The Flack: PAC

Andrew Grevas: PAC

Neil Gray: Cassidy

Conor O’Donnell: PAC

Score So Far:

Five Points For Everyone

Jon Moxley vs. Chris Jericho

AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley vs. Chris Jericho

10 Count Rating: 8

To be honest, I’m not sure if this was worth and 8 Count Rating, or if I had been so disappointed by the three previous matches that I was going to think this a brilliant bout, no matter what.

What I can tell you is that it was storytelling at it’s finest, with the evil Jericho using every trick in the book, from his cronies in the Inner Circle to straight up trying to get DQ’d, to keep hold of his title only for Moxley to turn the tides on him with the reveal, dun-dun-duuuuuuuuuun, that he was no longer blind in his right eye before leveling Le Champion to win the AEW World Championship.

It was a brilliant ending to the show and the perfect redemption for a man who’s career would be dead and buried by now if he’d stayed in the WWE.

And his promo to close things out wasn’t bad either.

Wonder how much he’ll get fined for saying f*ck on a PPV?

Winner And New AEW Champion: Jon Moxley

The Flack: Jericho

Andrew Grevas: Jericho

Neil Gray: Moxley

Conor O’Donnell: Jericho

Score So Far:

Gray: Six Points

Flack, Grevas, And O’Donnell: Five Points

Hangman Page sinks a massive glass of beer

Final Thoughts

Yeah, alright, credit where it’s due: overall Revolution was a pretty damn good show, so I’ll drink to that.

Sadly though, the whole pacing seemed to be off after the tag-team titles match and it didn’t pick back up until the final bout of the night,  by which time there’s a very good chance I was just looking for something, anything, to justify having forked out my hard-earned cash for it.

I’m glad I watched it, it was fun, but I could’ve missed it and just caught the highlights on the internet and been just as well off.

Sorry.

On an even more controversial note, I won one, though it’s kind of hard to get excited by that as even a broken clock’s right twice a day, so by the law of averages I was going to hit it lucky eventually.

As to how this affects the current table, we find ourselves at;

Andrew Grevas: 16 Points

Conor O’Donnell: 14 Points

Christopher Flackett: 14 Points

Neil Gray: 12 Points

Which means I’m not out of it just yet, but as we’ve got the Elimination Chamber coming up in eight days, and me having no idea how to predict anything WWE related anymore, I expect that gap to open up significantly again.

Written by Neil Gray

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