August 27th, 2021
Commentators - Excalibur, Taz, Chris Jericho, & Mark Henry
This is the first taped edition of Rampage, but the crowd is HOT.
1) Lucha Bros (Penta El Zero Miedo & Rey Fenix) vs. Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus) - AEW Tag Team Title #1 Contender’s Match
The Young Bucks sit on the stage to watch the match to see who they will face in a Steel Cage at All Out. This is a fantastic match and the perfect way to kick off the show. Arguably the two teams in AEW that aren’t The Young Bucks going at it in front of a great crowd. Moves and spots and fun stuff. Lucha Bros win and their feud with The Young Bucks is officially reignited. Let’s go!
Match rating - ***1/2
After the match, The Young Bucks attack Penta & Fenix.
Punk/Darby Allin video package airs.
TNT Champion Miro comes out. He drags Fuego Del Sol to the ring and has clearly beaten the hell out of him. Miro rips his mask off OH NO :( but EDDIE KINGSTON IS HERE. He doesn’t even talk on the mic despite showing up with one in hand, King charges the ring and we get an awesome pull apart between he & Miro. It looks like Kingston is finally answering the challenge from Miro that he’s been laying out the past week or two.
2) Tay Conti vs. The Bunny
This stems from Bunny slapping the shit out of Tay on Dynamite when she declined her offer to leave Dark Order and join HFO. Very fun stuff here despite the match not being that great. Just standard stuff. Penelope Ford and The Bunny have clearly formed an alliance as she hands Bunny brass knucks which allows her to get the win.
Match rating - **
3) Kenny Omega & Brandon Cutler vs. Christian Cage & Frankie Kazarian
This is about what you’d expect. Tom foolery from Omega & Cutler. Christian and Kaz are out for revenge on the shiesty heels. Really not that serious of a match, though, just strongly distinctive roles and a playful little contest. Omega ends up walking out on Cutler. Christian hits the Killswitch on Cutler for the win as Omega & Don Callis look on from the stage.
Match rating - **
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