AEW Worlds End

2023 All Elite Wrestling pay-per-view event

Worlds End was a professional wrestling pay-per-view made by All Elite Wrestling (AEW). It was held on December 30, 2023 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. It was the first World's End event to take place and the first AEW pay-per-view to take place in New York.

Worlds End
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PromotionAll Elite Wrestling
DateDecember 30, 2023
Attendance10,093
VenueNassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
CityUniondale, New York
Pay-per-view chronology
WrestleDream Worlds End Worlds End
Full Gear chronology
2022 Worlds End

The main event of the show saw Samoa Joe defeat MJF to win the AEW World Championship. MJF would try to hit Joe with his Dynamite Diamond Ring while the referee was knocked down. Joe would counter this, put MJF in a choke and make MJF pass out to win the match.[1] After the match, the lights would go out and come back on. When the lights came on, a returning Adam Cole was seated in the ring with four masked men. The men would pull off their masks and reveal themselves to be The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Mike Bennet), Roderick Strong, and Wardlow. They would attack MJF after his match and Cole Would pull The Devil mask out of his jacket revealing himself to be The Devil and betraying MJF.[2]

The finals of the Continental Classic also took place during the event. In the finals, Eddie Kingston would defeat Jon Moxley to retain his ROH World Championship and NJPW Strong Openweight Championship. He would also become a Triple Crown Champion when he won the first AEW Continental Championship.[3]

Andrade El Idolo would have his final match in AEW at the event. AEW owner Tony Khan said during the post event press scrum that Andrade's contract had expired.[4]

Matches

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# Matches[5][6] Stipulations Times
1P Willow Nightingale defeated Kris Statlander Singles match 13:25
2P Killswitch won by last eliminating Trent Beretta 20-man Battle Royale for a AEW TNT Championship match in the future 13:50
3P Hook (c) defeated Wheeler Yuta FTW Rules match for the FTW Championship 10:20
4 Blackpool Combat Club (Claudio Castagnoli and Bryan Danielson), Mark Briscoe, and Daniel Garcia defeated Brody King, Jay White, Jay Lethal, and Rush Eight-man tag team match 17:50
5 Miro defeated Andrade El Idolo (with CJ) Singles match 14:45
6 "Timeless" Toni Storm (c) (with Luther) defeated Riho Singles match for the AEW Women's World Championship 11:40
7 Swerve Strickland (with Prince Nana) defeated Dustin Rhodes (Strickland was supposed to face Keith Lee but Lee was not medically cleared to compete and was replaced) Singles match 9:30
8 Le Sex Gods (Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara), Sting, and Darby Allin defeated Ricky Starks, Big Bill, and The Don Callis Family (Konosuke Takeshita and Powerhouse Hobbs) (with Don Callis) Eight-man tag team match 15:40
9 Julia Hart (c) defeated Abadon "House Rules" match for the AEW TBS Championship 11:35
10 Adam Copeland defeated Christian Cage (c) (with Shayna Wayne and "The Prodigy" Nick Wayne) No Disqualification match for the AEW TNT Championship 25:00
11 Christian Cage (with Shayna Wayne, "The Prodigy" Nick Wayne, and Killswitch) defeated Adam Copeland (c) Singles match for the AEW TNT Championship (Cage invoked Killswitch's title match he earned on the pre-show for himself.) 0:11
12 Eddie Kingston (c) (ROH World and NJPW Strong Openweight Champion) defeated Jon Moxley Finals of the Continental Classic for the first American Triple Crown Championship
(ROH World Championship, NJPW Strong Openweight Championship, and the inaugural AEW Continental Championship)
17:20
13 Samoa Joe defeated MJF (c) (with Adam Cole) Singles match for the AEW World Championship 17:50
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match
P – match took place on the pre-show

References

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  1. "Samoa Joe Wins AEW World Title At AEW Worlds End". Fightful. Retrieved January 1, 2024.
  2. "Adam Cole Revealed As The Devil At AEW Worlds End, Joined By Roderick Strong, The Kingdom And Wardlow". Fightful. Retrieved January 1, 2024.
  3. "Eddie Kingston Wins AEW Continental Classic, Defeats Jon Moxley In Finals At AEW Worlds End". Fightful. Retrieved January 1, 2024.
  4. "AEW Worlds End scrum notes: Tony Khan on Andrade El Idolo, other departures". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved January 1, 2024.
  5. "AEW Worlds End Zero Hour pre-show results: 20-man battle royale, Kris Statlander vs. Willow Nightingale, Hook vs. Wheeler Yuta for the FTW Title". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved January 1, 2024.
  6. "AEW Worlds End results: Powell's live review of MJF vs. Samoa Joe for the AEW World Championship, Eddie Kingston vs. Jon Moxley to become the first AEW Triple Crown Champion". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved January 1, 2024.