AEW Star Returns After Eight Months Out (Spoiler)

AEW Collision Crowd

A highly-rated AEW star has finally returned.

The March 9th episode of AEW Collision was filmed on March 7th and the show was notable for a whole host of reasons.

At the taping, Kazuchika Okada wrestled his first match as an AEW-contracted star, teaming with The Young Bucks to defeat Jon Cruz, Adrian Alanis & Liam Gray. After the match, Eddie Kingston ran to the ring to get some revenge on The Elite after they took him out on Dynamite, however, he was beaten down yet again.

But thankfully for the Mad King, help was at hand as PAC and Penta El Zero Miedo ran in to make the save.

The run-in marked PAC’s first in-person AEW appearance since July 2023. PAC had featured in a vignette at Revolution, where he called the company a “festering scrotum.” PAC initially signed with AEW back in 2019 and after a stop-start run in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic was a regular presence in 2021 and 2022, but wrestled only six times in 2023.

It’s also been noted that announcer Kevin Kelly was absent from the taping, with Nigel McGuinness and Tony Schiavone calling the action. It’s since been reported by PWTorch that Kelly has been fired.

Dream Match Set For AEW Dynasty

Elsewhere on the show, Bryan Danielson took on and defeated Shane Taylor, but it was what happened after the match that caught the eye. The American Dragon was confronted by Will Ospreay, returning the favour from Dynamite.

This led to Danielson challenging Ospreay to a match at AEW Dynasty on April 21st, a challenge the British star wasted little time in accepting.

Bryan Danielson vs. Will Ospreay is the first match to be announced for the event.

Spoilers courtesy of PWInsider