Friday’s dwell version of AEW Rampage is the ultimate leg earlier than Sunday’s AEW All Out and can function the ultimate semi-final battle within the inaugural Trios title event.
Hangman Web page will change each the Injured 10 and Evil Uno, becoming a member of John Silver and Alex Reynolds as Darkish Order takes on Finest Buddies Orange Cassidy, Trent Beretta and Chuck Taylor.
The winner will advance to Sunday’s ultimate in opposition to Kenny Omega and The Elite’s Younger Bucks.
Ricky Starks will search revenge on The Manufacturing facility when he takes on QT Marshall after final week’s assault.
In a rematch from final Friday, AAA Blended Tag Workforce Champions Sammy Guevara and Tay Conti will face Ortiz and Ruby Soho in a non-title match.
The present will even embody promos from AEW Tag Workforce Champions Swerve In Our Glory and challengers The Acclaimed, in addition to an interview from Mark Henry with TBS Champion Jade Cargill and Athena.
Dwell from Chicago, with Jim Ross, Excalibur and Chris Jericho commenting. Don Callis was additionally within the dek for the opener.
Hangman Web page, John Silver and Alex Reynolds defeated The Finest Buddies and Orange Cassidy (with Danhausen) within the AEW World Trios Title Match (11:12)
Danhausen isn’t at ringside for greater than a minute earlier than being ejected by the referee for insulting Hangman Web page. Cassidy and Web page had an excellent trade earlier than becoming a member of the Darkish Order and Finest Buddies.
There was manner an excessive amount of comedy within the opening. For instance, Web page rescued Silver from a double superplex, then cradled him like a child. Silver received caught in the perfect associates nook and teamed up with the delayed vertical suplex through the split-screen break.
After the break, the match discovered one other gear and went moderately properly. Web page threw Silver on the Finest Buddies on the ground, caught Cassidy with a slam fallaway, then hit a plancha on the Finest Buddies. Finest Buddies got here again chokeslamming Web page by means of the ring desk. Reynolds almost fell after a rolling forearm because the Younger Bucks and Kenny Omega watched from the again. Silver and Cassidy had a unbelievable trade. Cassidy almost went down with a Seaside Break.
Finest Buddies hit their triple crew finisher on Silver (Cassidy crashing into Taylor and Beretta’s shoulders, as they held Silver off the mat), however Web page made the save. Web page dumped Beretta and Taylor. Web page hit a floor Orihara moonsault on Taylor. Beretta tried a German prime rope on Web page, however Web page tipped over and landed on his ft. Web page received the Useless Eye on Cassidy for a close to fall. Silver and Reynolds went for his or her fast end, however Cassidy countered with a small bundle for 2.
Finest Buddies gave Reynolds the Sturdy Zero on the ground, and Taylor dropped Silver with the Terrible Waffle within the ring for a close to pinfall. Taylor dodged Web page’s Buckshot Lariat, Cassidy flew with the Orange Punch on Web page, and Silver rolled Taylor from behind and received the pinfall.
– Eddie Kingston lower a promo on Tomohiro Ishii earlier than their match on Sunday.
Rey Fenix (with Alex Abrahantes) defeated Blake Christian (2:20)
Christian appeared spectacular in his most high-profile match with AEW to date. He pulled off an unbelievable dive to the bottom. Nevertheless it did not take lengthy for Fenix to do away with Christan, pinning him after a headstone piledriver sitout.
– Lexi Nair tried to interview Hook, however Matt Menard and Angelo Parker lower her off. Menard promised they’d have a “title preview” on Sunday.
Tony Schiavone changed Don Callis on commentary.
Ruby Soho and Ortiz defeat Sammy Guevara and Tay Melo (7:40)
Guevara and Melol are the AAA Blended Tag Workforce Champions, however this match isn’t a title.
Ortiz and Guevara began the match and it wasn’t lengthy earlier than the present went into split-screen hiatus. In the course of the break, Melo pulled Soho off the apron, pinned his arm between the ring stairs and the ring and kicked the steps, once more injuring Soho’s arm. This left Ortiz alone within the ring to take a beating.
Guevara hit a gamengiri and obtained a kiss from his bride, however was then met with a Powerslam from Ortiz and tags have been made on each side. Soho hit a collection of headbutts on Melo, and Melo needed to retire. Ortiz almost fell on Geuvara after a splash. Soho received the tag and headbutted Guevara. She went for a cazadora on Guevara, however Conti grabbed her and gave Soho a DDT. Melo and Guevara went for a double crew suplex on Ortiz, however Ortiz reversed the transfer and landed on his ft. Ortiz suplexed Guevara and on the similar time Soho rolled up Melo for the pin, taking the upset victory.
On account of the win, Soho and Ortiz have a shot at profitable the AAA Blended Tag Workforce Titles on Sunday on the All Out “Zero Hour” pre-show.
– Lexi Nair interviewed Adam Web page and The Darkish Order. Don Callis carried out to congratulate Web page for tricking his associates into cash and energy.
– Mark Henry hosted a one-on-one with Athena and Jade Cargill.
– Tony Schiavone interviewed Swerve in our Glory and The Acclaimed. Swerve lower an excellent promo right here, tearing down the Acclaimed’s “dumb little raps” for Caster and Bowens’ physique “giving it away.” Swerve stated he was the rock, and the final time he checked, the rock beat the scissors.
– Wardlow and FTR made a promo within the ring. Harwood took the mic and began along with his regular “aw shucks” promo, then started addressing “the reporters asking why we even have this matchup” (the six man tag on Sunday). Apparently, this six random males will actually add to Harwood’s legacy. Quickly, the Motor Metropolis Machine Weapons got here out and talked about how a lot respect that they had within the AEW locker room and have been throwing shade at Chicago. Sonjay Dutt requested if Harwood would battle as his “little eight-year-old brat.” This triggered Harwood, who was held off by Warldow and Wheeler. It was type of a meandering promo for the seventh or eighth most necessary sport on the cardboard.
Ricky Starks defeated QT Marshall (7:10)
This match began within the again, the place Starks confirmed that he barricaded the opposite members of The Manufacturing facility of their locker room. They battled by means of the gang and into the ring, the place Starks dominated because the present headed into its ultimate split-screen hiatus.
Starks harm his neck on a superplex he delivered, however was nonetheless in a position to throw an overhead throw and a spinning DDT for a close to pinfall. The manufacturing facility managed to flee, and whereas Aaron Solo distracted Starks, Nick Comoroto slipped Marshall a watch to make use of as a weapon. Starks threw Solo off the apron, then knocked out the Manufacturing facility members on the ground.
Again within the ring, Marshall hit a Diamond Cutter for a close to pinfall. Marshall went for the Cross Rhodes, however Starks dodged it and hit the spear. Starks delivered the Roshambeaux for the pinfall.
After the match, Powerhouse Hobbs ran to brawl with Starks, and so they needed to be separated by the group of officers. In the meantime, Bryan Danielson got here to the commentary desk to confront Chris Jericho because the present went off the air.
The second half of the opening was fairly good, however the remainder was simply present.
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