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Revolution 2023 was the fourth annual Revolution professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by All Elite Wrestling (AEW). It took place on March 5, 2023 at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California.

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Background[]

First taking place in 2020, Revolution is one of AEW's Big Four PPV events, alongside Double or Nothing, All Out, and Full Gear. During the Full Gear media scrum on November 20, 2022, AEW President Tony Khan confirmed that the fourth Revolution event would take place at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California on March 5, 2023. On December 9, tickets for the event went on sale.

Storylines[]

On the February 24 episode of Rampage, The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) would defeat Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis). After the match, the lights would go out before the Bucks and Kenny Omega were confronted by House of Black (Malakai Black, Buddy Matthews, and Brody King). That night, it was announced that Omega and The Young Bucks would defend the AEW World Trios Championship against House of Black at Revolution.

On the February 8 episode of Dynamite, The Gunns (Austin and Colten Gunn) defeated The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens and Max Caster) to win the AEW World Tag Team Championship. The following week, it was announced that The Gunns would make their first defence of the title in a Three Way Tag Team Match at Revolution. However, The Acclaimed would interrupt, announcing they were invoking their rematch clause to make it a Four Way Tag Team Match. The third team in the bout was decided on the February 22 episode of Dynamite after Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal won a Revolution Tag Team Battle Royale. On the March 1 episode of Dynamite, Orange Cassidy and Danhausen won the Casino Tag Team Battle Royale, earning their spot in the match at Revolution.

After refusing to join The Jericho Appreciation Society, Ricky Starks would defeat Chris Jericho on the January 4 episode of Dynamite. The Jericho Appreciation Society would keep their sights set on Starks, with Starks looking for a rematch with Jericho. On the February 8 episode of Dynamite, the Garcia-Guevara Gauntlet Match took place, where if Starks won, he would earn another match with Jericho. Starks would fail to win the match after Jericho, who was dressed as a fan and had donned a mask, would interfere. On the February 22 episode of Dynamite, Starks declared that he had moved on from seeking a rematch with Jericho, instead offering an open contract for Revolution. Despite this, Jericho would answer, accepting the contract before stating that during their match at Revolution, everyone would be barred from ringside.

On the June 15, 2022 episode of Dynamite, Jurassic Express (Luchasaurus and Jungle Boy) would lose the AEW World Tag Team Championship to The Young Bucks. After the match, Jurassic Express' manager, Christian Cage, would betray Jungle Boy, attacking him with a chair. At All Out on September 4, Cage would defeat Jungle Boy thanks to help from Luchasaurus, who had formed an alliance with Cage. Jungle Boy then went on to defeat Luchasaurus in a Steel Cage Match at Full Gear on November 19. On the February 15 episode of Dynamite, Cage returned, attacking Jungle Boy. On the March 1 episode of Dynamite, Cage would challenge Jungle Boy to a match at Revolution, which was made official. The match between Jungle Boy and Cage was initially scheduled to be a No Holds Barred Match, but the stipulation was altered to a Final Burial Match on the March 3 episode of Rampage.

At Full Gear on November 19, 2022, Samoa Joe won the TNT Championship after beating Wardlow and Powerhouse Hobbs in a Three Way Match. On the December 28 episode of Dynamite, Joe would retain the TNT Championship against Wardlow before cutting his hair. After Joe defeated Darby Allin to regain the TNT Championship on the February 1 episode of Dynamite, Wardlow would confront Joe. It was later announced that Joe would defend his championship against Wardlow at Revolution.

On the October 18, 2022 episode of Dynamite, Jon Moxley would defeat Adam Page after the referee stopped the bout. Page would face Moxley again on the January 11 episode of Dynamite, where Page emerged victorious. On the February 1 episode of Dynamite, Page and Moxley faced off again, with Moxley scoring the win with a roll-up. Two weeks later, Page was confronted by Moxley, with Page explaining that he was unhappy with how Moxley beat him in their last encounter. As a result, Moxley challenged Page to a Texas Death Match, which was made official for Revolution.

After defeating Skye Blue on the February 22 episode of Dynamite, Saraya would be chased away by Dr. Britt Baker DMD and AEW Women's World Champion Jamie Hayter. However, Ruby Soho would appear on the ramp, gesturing for a title match. Later that night, Hayter announced backstage that she would defend her championship against Saraya and Soho in a Three Way Match at Revolution.

At Full Gear on November 19, 2022, MJF defeated Jon Moxley to win the AEW World Championship after William Regal assisted MJF, betraying Moxley and Blackpool Combat Club in the process. Despite this, on the November 30 episode of Dynamite, MJF would turn his back on Regal. As a result of his connections to Regal, Bryan Danielson would set his sights on MJF and his championship. However, MJF declared that if Danielson wanted to face him, he would have to win all of his singles matches during a one month period. Danielson accepted, stating that if he was successful, the match between them would be a 60 minute Iron Man Match. Danielson then went on to defeat Konosuke Takeshita, Bandido, Brian Cage, and Timothy Thatcher. On the February 8 episode of Dynamite, Danielson defeated Rush, and, as a result, earned his match with MJF at Revolution.

Results[]

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.

Other on-screen talent[]

Commentators
Interviewers
Ring announcer
Referees

External links[]

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2021
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