Tonight’s AEW RAMPAGE was broadcast from the sold-out Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL!
Your broadcast team was Excalibur, Tony Schiavone, and Chris Jericho.
It’s Friday night and you know what that means!
Eight-Man Tag Match!
CHAOS—Chuck Taylor, Trent Beretta, Rocky Romero, & YOH
United Empire—(Jeff Cobb, Kyle Fletcher, & Will Ospreay) & Mogul Embassy’s Swerve Strickland!
Swerve vaulted off the ropes and kicked Chuck, backing him off. Chuck created distance with a dropkick. Trent tagged in and he and Chuck hit tandem offense on Swerve.
Trent backed up Fletcher with chops to the chest. Fletcher fired back with a back body drop. Trent scored with a half and half suplex. Rocky tagged in and he and Trent hit double jumping knee strikes to Fletcher.
Swerve planted YOH with a rolling flatliner. Ospreay nailed Rocky with a spinning backbreaker. Cobb grabbed a tag and plowed into Rocky with a lariat and then a standing moonsault for a near fall.
YOH used boxing elbows on Will Ospreay. Ospreay came back with a corkscrew kick. YOH suplexed Will but Fletcher broke up the subsequent pin attempt.
“What a match,” said Chris Jericho.
Jeff Cobb bull rushed YOH into the corner turnbuckles. Ospreay wiped out YOH with the running elbow and then pinned YOH!
Adam Cole came out during the next segment!
AEW World Champion MJF’s music hit, and out walked the champ, making his Rampage debut!
MJF: “Thank you for convincing me to accept my match with Tanahashi at Forbidden Door. As a thank you, I got you a match booked for Forbidden Door against “Filthy” Tom Lawlor.”
“Filthy” Tom and Royce Isaacs ambushed Adam Cole in the ring. Team Filthy began to beat Cole down until MJF pretended to save his “Blind Tag Team” partner and run off Lawlor and Isaacs.
MJF stood at the top of the ramp, holding his belt high and smiling, while Adam Cole shook his head in disgust.
Trios Tag Match!
The Acclaimed—Max Caster and Anthony Bowens, & Daddy Ass vs. three local competitors.
The Acclaimed wasted no time going after their opponents. Bowens used the Scissor Me Timbers then the Arrival. Caster followed up with the Mic Drop and the Acclaimed grabbed the pin.
“Daddy Ass didn’t even take his shirt off that match was so short,” said Jericho, laughing.
After the match, QTV’s Harley Cameron walked onto the ramp.
Harley: “Listen, Harley Cameron is not only an incredible journalist, but she is also an amazing musician. Hear me out. I am here to help. Picture it like this: The Acclaimed and Harley Cameron.
“I’m gonna make sure that I write us a hit that is gonna go straight to number one.”
Daddy Ass interrupted Harley and she began to sing.
Daddy Ass: “That hurt my ears. We have the greatest rapper in the world. That’s kind of our thing. He raps and Bowens does his thing and I do my thing.”
Harley: “I know you guys are great rappers. It is why I wrote a rap for you to hear. Boys, can you join me in the ring?”
“Who are those guys?” wondered Jericho, as two masked men entered the ring.
Harley: “Alright guys, hit my music.”
Harley began to rap. Bowens stopped her and asked if Harley got kicked in the head too many times by a kangaroo. “I don’t know if you can see my gear, but lady, I’m gay.”
QT Marshall walked onto the ramp with Aaron Solo!
QT: “Enough with the disrespect of Harley Cameron. That rap was incredible!”
The Acclaimed heard enough of QT Marshall and began to approach him. In the ring, one of the masked men revealed himself to be Johnny TV! He laid out Billy Gunn!
“Johnny TV just laid out Billy Gunn! And now QT Marshall and Aaron Solo are attacking the Acclaimed from behind. What did we just witness?” asked Excalibur.
“It looks like QTV just got another member, and a big one,” said Tony Schiavone.
“Yeah, Johnny TV, what an addition to the QTV crew. QT Marshall really bringing in some firepower,” replied Excalibur.
Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Quarter-Final!
The Jericho Appreciation Society’s Anna Jay A.S. (with Daddy Magic & Cool Hand Ang) vs. Skye Blue!
Anna and Skye locked up with a collar and elbow tie-up. Anna got the upper hand and used a hip attack. Skye countered a waist lock with a hip attack of her own. She backed Anna up with a dropkick.
Anna DDT’ed Skye Blue on the arena floor! Anna started to grind her boot into the throat of Skye Blue.
“Anna is being relentless here,” said Tony Schiavone.
Anna used another DDT for a near fall on Blue. Skye Blue retaliated, battering Anna with forearms. She followed up with a knee strike to Anna. Skye connected with a roundhouse kick and then a crossbody press for a near fall.
Anna blasted Blue with the backstabber for a near fall. Anna locked on the Queen Slayer. Skye escaped and hit a thrust kick. Skye followed up with the Code Blue and pinned Anna!
“Skye Blue continues to build momentum here in All Elite Wrestling,” said Excalibur.
Skye Blue advances to the next round of the Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament!
Main Event Time!
“Jungle Boy” Jack Perry vs. Just 5 Guys’ DOUKI (with Yoshinobu Kanemaru)!
Jack Perry hit a shoulder tackle. DOUKI answered with an arm drag. Jack came back with a dropkick.
DOUKI wiped out Jack Perry on the ramp with a tope. Jack whipped DOUKI into the guardrail. Jack drove down DOUKI on the ring apron, planting him with force.
DOUKI smashed Jack with a double foot stomp. Perry answered with a Tiger Driver for a two-count. Frustrated, Jack Perry pulled over the timekeeper’s table.
“This is out of character for Jack Perry,” noted Tony Schiavone.
DOUKI kicked Jack and followed up with a diving senton, smashing Jack Perry through the table! Jack Perry clobbered DOUKI with a lariat but then DOUKI mustered the strength for a brain buster.
DOUKI stuck Jungle Boy headfirst with a DDT for a near fall! Jack hit a thrust kick and then a poison rana on DOUKI. Jack hit DOUKI from behind with an elbow strike.
“People are starting to boo Jungle Boy. I’ve never heard this in his entire career,” said a shocked Jericho.
Jack Perry locked in SANADA’s finisher, the Skull End, and forced DOUKI to tap out!
“That is a clear message to SANADA. Jack Perry walking into Forbidden Door with some momentum but perhaps some dings and dents. What shape will he be in this Sunday when he faces SANADA?” asked Excalibur.
The IWGP World Heavyweight Champion SANADA walked onto the ramp! Clearly Jack Perry got his attention!
“SANADA and Jack Perry will collide this Sunday live on pay-per-view,” said Excalibur.
Don’t miss AEW Collision this Saturday live on TNT at 8/7c from the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON!
Catch AEW DYNAMITE on TBS next Wednesday live at 8/7ct from the FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton, ON!
Order FORBIDDEN DOOR 2023 on Sunday, June 25th, live on PPV from the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON!
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