"Ain't nothing much left to say. Feels like it's beer-o-clock."
AEW Revolution delivered another quality pay-per-view from All Elite Wrestling, with some great matches -- including arguably the best match in AEW's short history -- and memorable moments. The iconic moment coming out of the show, though, will be Jon Moxley capturing the AEW world championship from the grasp of Chris Jericho in the main event, setting the promotion on a new course after Jericho's lengthy reign provided veteran stability from one of wrestling's all-time greats as AEW established itself as a player on the big stage of national television. The battle between Moxley and Jericho was a wild, bloody affair that saw Moxley have to fend off interference from every member of the Inner Circle before revealing his ultimate trick: removing his eye patch to show the injury was far less than he'd led on en route to becoming the second AEW champion in history.
But that was far from the only result of note. Kenny Omega and Adam Page successfully defended the tag titles against The Young Bucks in an amazing match, Orange Cassidy showed out in a losing effort against PAC and much more went down on a loaded card from Wintrust Arena in Chicago on Saturday night.
CBS Sports was with you the entire way on Saturday, updating this story with live results and highlights along with detailed recaps of each match. Complete results and grades from each match can be found below.
AEW Revolution results, grades
The Dark Order def. SCU (Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky) via pinfall: Evil Uno clotheslined Sky from behind, allowing Stu Grayson to score the pin. A fairly mid-level tag match by AEW standards. The Buy-In match started quickly with a brawl before the bell rang. SCU asked Christopher Daniels to stay in the back, playing into the rumors of him being Dark Order's leader. After Dark Order managed to edge out SCU for the win, Dark Order -- including the Creepers -- attacked SCU before Colt Cabana's music hit and the veteran Chicago indie star ran in to make a save before numbers overwhelmed Cabana. Christopher Daniels then attacked to make a save after coming out in a robe pretending to be "The Exalted One." The post-match antics were better than the match itself. Grade: C+ (Brent Brookhouse)
Jake Hager def. Dustin Rhodes via submission: The two quickly took the brawl into the crowd and around ringside. Rhodes, looking for payback after Hager broke his arm, focused his own offense on Hager's left arm and shoulder. Hager kissed his wife several times at ringside during the match before Rhodes stole his own kiss later while he was gaining the upper hand. Hager had a convincing near fall with a gutwrench powerbomb and Rhodes had his own minutes later with a Code Red. After Hager couldn't get the win with an ankle lock, he delivered a low blow behind the ref's back and followed up locking in a standing arm triangle choke to put Rhodes to sleep. Match tops out at "OK" but is clearly below some of Rhodes' really solid work in AEW. Grade: C+ (Brookhouse)
Darby Allin def. Sammy Guevara via pinfall: Allin rode his skateboard to the ring before taking Guevara out at ringside with a suicide dive ahead of the opening bell to get things going quickly. Allin came within inches of serious injury when another suicide dive attempt with Guevara draped over the ringside guardrail went awry as his feet hit the ropes. Guevara then drove Allin through a table at ringside with a 630 senton from the top rope to the outside. All of this happened before the match had officially started because of Allin's attack before the match -- though the bout did officially start moments after the 630 when Allin managed to climb back into the ring. The match didn't slow any from there with huge, high-impact moves from both men over and over. Allin scored the win with a Coffin Drop in a really great showcase for the two young stars. Grade: B (Brookhouse)
AEW Tag Team Championship -- Adam "Hangman" Page & Kenny Omega (c) def. The Young Bucks via pinfall: Things got heated between The Elite members during the match, with Page spitting in Matt Jackson's face and also getting aggressive with Omega. The Bucks seemed to have enough of Page's nonsense early on, which eventually turned into the brothers getting progressively more aggressive toward Omega. As things got more heated, the Bucks ended up hitting Page with an IndieTaker on the entrance ramp. With Page out of the picture after the big move, the Bucks laid into Omega with superkicks before hitting the Golden Trigger and more superkicks. Omega kicked out and Matt began working over Omega's injured shoulder before Nick stepped in and told his brother to calm down in attacking their friend. Page made his way back into the match, driving Nick through a table and hit the Buckshot/V-Trigger combination for a near fall. Page hit a One-Winged Angel when Omega's shoulder prevented him from executing his trademark move. He then hit Buckshot Lariats on both to score the pin and retain the titles.
In between excellent tag wrestling, the story of the building tensions between the four friends weaved through the contest elevated the match considerably. All four men were in great form delivering a match with a ton of intrigue and nearly perfectly executed wrestling from start to finish. Grade: A+ (Brookhouse)
AEW Women's Championship -- Nyla Rose (c) def. Kris Statlander via pinfall to retain the title: On a show that featured some incredible matches ... this is the one that'll remembered as falling flat on the card. The chemistry just wasn't there between these two women whatsoever as botched spots -- namely a Superplex attempt from Statlander that could have gone horribly wrong -- were the theme in this women's title match. Rose merdifully put an end to this one and retained her title after a Beast Bomb from the top rope. Grade: D (Jack Crosby)
MJF def. Cody via pinfall: This was high-end for expectations in regards to the in-ring action between the two. MJF doesn't get a lot of credit for his wrestling skills, but he carried his weight in this one and even got a bit of color to help build the drama. Cody was on the verge of getting the win he so desperately wanted only to fall victim to yet another MJF cheap shot via the Dynamite Ring Punch. Grade: B+ (Brookhouse)
PAC def. Orange Cassidy via submission: There's no denying at this point that Cassidy gets the biggest reactions in pro wrestling. While your mileage may vary on what that means in the bigger picture, it makes a match like this feel bigger and more entertaining. Cassidy got to show off a more complete picture of what he's capable of but PAC is simply the more dangerous man, as shown by his forcing Cassidy to tap -- and refusing to let go of the hold until Cassidy was asleep. High entertainment that only pro wrestling can provide in this one. Grade: B+
AEW Championship -- Jon Moxley def. Chris Jericho (c) via pinfall to win the championship: Jericho tried to use every trick in his veteran playbook to sneak out with the win, including interference from Santana & Ortiz, who had accompanied him to the ring, as well as Jake Hager, who ran in to make the save mid-match. When they were ejected from ringside, Sammy Guevara ran in to deliver a shot with the title belt but Moxley kicked out of the ensuing pin. Moxley finally removed his eye patch, revealing that he could see after the Jericho spike to the eye weeks ago on Dynamite. Jericho was out of options and fell to Moxley's Paradigm Shift as the second-ever AEW champion was crowned.
Jericho matches aren't the same king of wild, big-move matches AEW is famous for, but they still carry a distinct type of "big fight feel." There have been better AEW main events in the promotion's young history, but Moxley winning the title after overcoming interference from every Inner Circle member is a major moment for the promotion. And Jericho's quest to regain the title may be as compelling as his time as Le Champion. Grade: B+