AEW Revolution Zero Hour pre-show results: Willow Nightingale and Kris Statlander vs. Julia Hart and Skye Blue, 12-man tag match


By Jason Powell, Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

AEW Revolution Zero Hour Pre-Show
Greensboro, North Carolina at Greensboro Coliseum
Aired live March 3, 2024 on AEW social media platforms

The broadcast team for the pre-show was Excalibur, Taz, and Nigel McGuinness. Dasha was the ring announcer…

1. “The Bang Bang Scissor Gang” Jay White, Austin Gunn, Colten Gunn, Max Caster, Anthony Bowens, and Billy Gunn vs. Marq Quen, Isiah Kassidy, Jeff Jarrett, Jay Lethal, Satnam Singh, and Willie Mack (w/Satnam Singh, Karen Jarrett) in a twelve-man tag match. Caster tried to rap during the entrances, but he failed to finish his lines again. Caster and Bowens hit Scissor Me Timbers on Quen, which led to an early two count.

Jarrett (I’ll use that name for Jeff and Karen’s first name for her) checked in and put Colten down. Jeff did the strut while Dutt mimicked him on the apron and the rest of his team strutted on the floor. The DirecTV feed went black (“Die Rocky Die” fan signs? Kidding), but the match continued to stream on YouTube. The DirecTV feed returned a couple minutes later.

Late in the match, Billy took a hot tag and cleaned house on the heel team. Billy went for a Fameasser on Mack, but Singh grabbed his foot from the floor. The heels hit a series of moves on Billy, including top rope moves from Kassidy and Quen, which led to Mack getting a near fall.

Mack went for a top rope splash that Billy avoided. Billy tagged in White. Kassidy ran in, but the Gunns hit him with the 3:10 To Yuma. Quen tried to get involved, but Caster and Bowens hit him with The Arrival and the Mic Drop. Singh tried to intimidate White with his size, but Gunn stepped in front of White and went face to face with the giant.

Singh tossed Austin and Colten out of the ring. White tripped Singh and then Billy hit him with a Fameasser. Moments later, White hit the Blade Runner on Mack and pinned him to win the match for his team…

Jay White, Austin Gunn, Colten Gunn, Max Caster, Anthony Bowens, and Billy Gunn beat Marq Quen, Isiah Kassidy, Jeff Jarrett, Jay Lethal, Satnam Singh, and Willie Mack in 12:25.

After the match, White did Caster’s “Yo, Yo, Listen” bit. White said Greensboro is one of his favorite cities in the world. White hyped up the crowd about Will Ospreay being in action and Sting’s final match. White said his faction is the greatest faction in the greatest professional wrestling company. White said the faction is led by one of the greatest of all-time. He said he could remind everyone at any moment that he’s the catalyst of pro wrestling. White said that he might handle some Big Business of his own in ten days…

Powell’s POV: Well, they got a lot of people on the show. The Bang Bang Scissors Gang does nothing for me and feels like a massive waste of Jay White. Hopefully whatever he’s doing at the Big Business themed edition of Dynamite will get him out of this mess.

Lexi Nair interviewed Doc Sampson, Orange Cassidy, Trent Beretta, Rocky Romero, and Chuck Taylor. Sampson expressed concern about the wear and tear that Cassidy has gone through, yet once again said he’s medically cleared. Cassidy told his crew that he wanted to handle his match with Roderick Strong on his own and asked them to stay backstage during the AEW International Championship match…

A Pac vignette aired and he said he would be back soon. The crowd in the arena cheered…

Tony Schiavone interviewed David Crockett at ringside. Crockett said special things happen in Greensboro. Crockett spoke about Sting’s final match. Crockett said you don’t mess with family while talking about what Sting would do to the Young Bucks…

2. Willow Nightingale and Kris Statlander vs. Julia Hart and Skye Blue. Stokely Hathaway sat in on commentary and said “we have our eye on the TBS Championship.” Excalibur asked who he meant “we.” Hathaway said either Nightingale or Statlander. Willow was isolated by the heel duo. Willow caught Blue in an inside cradle for a two count, but Blue stood up and clotheslined her to regain offensive control.

Statlander eventually tagged in and had a flurry of offense on both opponents, which led to her picking up a two count on Blue. Statlander suplexed Blue. Hart previously tagged in and Statlander oddly watched her run the ropes and then Statlander played to the crowd until Hart hit her from behind.

Blue went for a top rope crossbody block, but Willow and Statlander caught her and performed a double fallaway slam. Hart ended up in a tree of woe with Blue seated below her. Willow performed a cannonball in the corner that hit Blue while Hart sat up to avoid it.

Moments later, Statlander pulled Blue off the apron and then Willow hit Hart with a Death Valley Driver for a near fall. Blue superkicked Statlander at ringside and then returned to her corner and took a tag from Hart. Willow put Hart down with a spinebuster and then set up for a powerbomb that Hart avoided. Blue entered and superkicked Willow and then covered her for a two count.

Statlander tagged in and was put down by Hart, who hit her with a top rope moonsault. Hart had the pin, but Willow broke it up. Blue kicked Willow and then hit her with a move from the apron. Blue tagged in and joined Hart in double teaming her, but Statlander fought free and tagged out. Willow hit Blue with the Pounce. Statlander took out Hart and then Willow hit Blue with the Doctor Bomb and pinned her to win the match…

Willow Nightingale and Kris Statlander defeated Julia Hart and Skye Blue in 13:30.

After the match, Hathaway joined Willow and Statlander in celebrating their win inside the ring…

The pre-show hosts Renee Paquette and RJ City ran through the main card lineup while standing on the entrance ramp. City announced that Jim Ross would call Sting’s retirement match…

A Sting video package closed out the pre-show…

Powell’s POV: A solid tag team match. I assume that Willow getting the pin for her team means she will end up challenging Hart for the TBS Championship. It’s cool to see Pac is returning soon. And it’s great that Jim Ross overcame his health issues enough that he is able to attend the show and call Sting’s final match. Ninety minutes is too long for a standard pay-per-view pre-show for this viewer, but I like that they showed some restraint by limiting the pre-show match count to two as opposed to the usual three or four matches.

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Readers Comments (3)

  1. I thought Sting’s final match would be the main event?

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