Saturday, November 20, 2021

AEW: Rampage Review - November 19th, 2021

AEW: Rampage 
November 19th, 2021
Norfolk, Virginia 

Commentators - Excalibur, Taz , Chris Jericho & Ricky Starks 


Before I begin, I’d like to formally announce a new segment as a part of our upcoming official partnership with the Up & Over Podcast (something more details will be announced about soon), we will be doing a Rampage live recap & review on the Pro Wrestling Truth YouTube channel every Friday night after Rampage AND we started last night! Check it out above, before, after or during your reading of my written review and make sure to subscribe to the PWT YouTube.

Myself, Mike, and Courtland took an in-depth look at Rampage from tonight and even touched on Dynamite a bit as well. Lots of cool things in the works so make sure to check it out and make plans to join us live on YouTube for our stream next week! 

1) Darby Allin vs. Billy Gunn 

Yeah, you read that right. This was set up in the most random ass backstage segment on Dynamite two nights ago. This is worked in the usual Darby formula. He’s overpowered and bumps around like an actual maniac. Leave it to Darby to do PPV caliber bumps on the secondary TV show. I mean, I’m not complaining, because they are sick.. in one way or another. Darby fights back after a commercial break, and hits the coffin drop. Billy kicks out at 1 and Darby hits another for the win. Idk I kinda enjoyed this.  

Match rating - **1/2

After the match, Austin & Colten attack Sting at ringside. Sting gets the upper hand and clears house before Billy chop blocks the leg of Sting and.. The Gunn Club stands tall. 

Replay of the CM Punk and MJF segment from Dynamite.

Meanwhile… Tony Schiavone is with QT Marshall and challenges CM Punk to a match on Dynamite next week. 

2) Jade Cargill vs. Red Velvet - TBS Title Tournament Match 

I had rocky expectations for this, but I was pleasantly surprised. Both women have strengths, it’s just hit or miss on when all the stars line up and they’re able to string together something solid. Here, they definitely did and it seems like they have some chemistry that I think should be revisited down the line once they’ve both grown further as wrestlers. Velvet bumped around for Jade and they laid out a super solid little match. Jade looked awesome and subsequently gets the win. I really really want a Rosa/Jade final. I think Rosa could lead Jade to a fantastic match and make her look extremely strong in defeat. 

Match rating - **1/2 

Backstage, CM Punk accepts QT Marshall’s challenge from earlier and puts emphasis on the stakes & importance of wrestling him in Chicago. 

They run down some upcoming matches for Dynamite next week which include the 8 man tag that was already announced (Cody/PAC/Lucha Bros v FTR/Malakai/Andrade) plus Danielson vs. Cabana and Punk vs. QT. ALSO, next week on Rampage, EDDIE KINGSTON VS DANIEL GARCIA!!!

ITS TIME FOR THE MAIN EVENT. Mark Henry does the pre-match split screen interview and IT IS TIME. 

3) Adam Cole & Bobby Fish vs. Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus) 

Now, we all know how I feel about the Undisputed Era callbacks and Bob Fish in general, but this match rocked. These guys just can’t go wrong in a spot on the card like this. The time restraint helps it not get too lost in itself like the trios match from Full Gear and instead we just get a suuuuper great TV tag. Truly, no complaints from me here. Cole and Luchasaurus get the hot tags and the finishing run is awesome. The Bucks try to get involved and Christian brings a chair down and needless to say, puts a stop to that. This was a blast. Jungle Boy pins Bobby Fish for the win.

Match rating - ***1/4

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