WOR Video: AEW Collision’s incredible tag team match

July 19, 2023 0 By JohnValbyNation

Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer had nothing but high praise for the AEW Tag Team title match that opened Saturday’s Collision.

On Monday morning’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Meltzer called FTR vs. Juice Robinson & Jay White “the best American tag team match ever on television". He also said it was among the best matches of the year and the best tag team match of the year thus far.

One of the more intriguing notes regarding the match is that due to travel issues, the two teams did not have that much time to work out the match beforehand.

“I’m not saying it was all called in the ring. But Juice got there at 2, the match started at 6,” Meltzer said. “There was definitely talk…and I know they wanted to get a little time to work it out and start the match later, but I think because of the nature of a two hour show and you have to do this hour match, they just wanted to start with it.”

The match kicked off the first of three hours of AEW programming on Saturday, with Battle of the Belts following Collision. However, the feed of the latter show died during the AEW Women's Championship match for a period of time. Given the timeslot and the feed dying, Battle of the Belts may not do that well in the ratings.

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“I think with the third hour and the satellite going out and people probably tuning out because of that, I don’t think that Battle of the Belts is doing well,” Alvarez said.