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Preview: AEW Collision (5/11/24) – Ospreay and Danielson Return to In-Ring Action!

A match graphic for AEW Collision.

AEW Collision finally returns to its usual place on the schedule this week! After the last few weeks plagued by TV slot switch-ups due to big sporting events, this Saturday, we get a full return to normality with the episode airing on TNT at 8 p.m. EST.

It’s an exciting week in AEW for many reasons. We got the announcement of Anarchy in the Arena, and from that, Bryan Danielson returned for his first appearance since losing to Will Ospreay at AEW Dynasty last month.

To add to the excitement, this Saturday’s AEW Collision will now see the in-ring return of the “American Dragon” amongst a whole host of exciting matches and announcements, including a potential Ospreay appearance and a new star debuting. Here is all you need to know ahead of the May 11 edition of AEW Collision.

AEW Collision Full Match Card:

  • Will Ospreay vs. Lee Moriarty
  • Adam Copeland vs. Kyle O’Reilly – “Cope Open” for TNT Championship
  • Bryan Danielson & Claudio Castagnoli vs. Top Flight
  • ‘Dynamite Kid’ Tommy Billington vs. Dax Harwood

Kyle O’Reilly Next in Line to Compete in Cope Open for TNT Championship

Copeland has become a staple main event star for Collision since he joined AEW back in October, and this trend looks set to continue with this match.

Following his TNT Title victory against Christian Cage in March, he has had some excellent matches with a wide variety of names, including Matt Cardona, Penta El Zero Miedo, and most recently, Brody King, but his challenger this week, Kyle O’Reilly, presents a unique challenge.

O’Reilly, who returned to AEW Revolution in early March, has had a fairly successful time since but has yet to pick up that big defining victory. While it looks unlikely for Copeland to drop the title here, there’s no doubt O’Reilly will give it his all and deliver a match to remember.

Will Ospreay to face Lee Moriarty

Will Ospreay is heading to AEW Collision this week for a first-time matchup. This marks his first singles match since defeating Danielson at AEW Dynasty last month.

As with almost every Ospreay match, we can expect nothing short of an excellent standard match, and his opponent, Lee Moriarty, will be sure to deliver too, with recent strong matches against the likes of Katsuyori Shibata alongside a whole host of tag team victories as a member of Shane Taylor Promotions.

However, the main story seems to concern tensions between Ospreay and AEW International Champion Roderick Strong. Two weeks ago, Ospreay became the Number one Contender for the title, and we could see big developments in the build-up to this confirmed match with Strong at AEW Double or Nothing. Strong will be on commentary for the match, setting the stage for a confrontation.

Bryan Danielson Makes In-Ring Return for Tag Match

Danielson and BCC stablemate Claudio Castagnoli will take on Top Flight this week in Danielson’s first match since the injury angle at the end of his all-timer match with Will Ospreay last month.

He now returns for what looks set to be a fast-paced and fiery matchup with Top Flight, who are just hitting their stride with great matches against the likes of FTR & Undisputed Kingdom in recent months.

‘Dynamite Kid’ Tommy Billington to debut against FTR’s Dax Harwood

In an announcement surprising many, “Dynamite Kid” Tommy Billington, the nephew of the late junior heavyweight British Bulldogs star, will debut for AEW on Saturday against Dax Harwood in a singles competition.

Billington primarily works the Canadian indies and may get a good reaction from this Vancouver crowd. The match looks set to be a heavy-hitting affair, as usual for a Dax Harwood match, and many are anticipating discovering what Billington is all about!

More From LWOS Pro Wrestling

Header photo – AEW – Stay tuned to the Last Word on Pro Wrestling for more on this and other stories from around the world of wrestling, as they develop. You can always count on LWOPW to be on top of the major news in the wrestling world. As well as to provide you with analysis, previews, videos, interviews, and editorials on the wrestling world.  You can catch AEW Dynamite on Wednesday nights at 8 PM ET on TBS. AEW Rampage airs on TNT at 10 PM EST every Friday night. AEW Collision airs Saturday at 8pm Eastern on TNT. More AEW content available on their YouTube


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