Saturday, December 4, 2021

AEW: Rampage Review - December 3rd, 2021

AEW: Rampage
December 3rd, 2021
Duluth, GA 

Commentators - Excalibur, Taz, Ricky Starks & Thunder Rosa


1) Sammy Guevara (c) vs. Tony Nese - TNT Title Match 

A lot of people probably anticipate my review of this match, but truthfully there’s nothing wrong with it. That’s the thing about Tony Nese, there’s not anything offensive or outwardly bad about much of what he does. The issue is there’s also nothing to write home or frankly, to care about. No need to harp on it, however. Because this isn’t something that keeps me up at night, it’s just the way it is viewed through my eyes. It also needed to be mentioned to further explain how I felt about this. So yeah, Sammy did cool stuff and Nese did stuff, too. Sammy’s was just cooler and meant more because he has so much more depth. Sammy retains, as expected. 

Match rating - **1/2 

Christian is backstage with Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus. They will be watching the FTR/PAC & Penta match closely in prep for Jurassic Express getting their shot at the titles. 

2) Jade Cargill vs. Janai Kai 

HEY ! JANAI KAI ! Well, nice seeing her for a second before she eats the pin I guess. SQUASH for Jade and Thunder Rosa runs down post match and we get a below average pull apart between the two to try to hype their semi finals match in the TBS Title Tournament coming up next week? Or sometime soon.

The Young Bucks & Adam Cole are backstage. The Bucks return to tag team action on Dynamite and want two of the Best Friends to show up and face them. Nick calls Brandon Cutler a “stupid dumbass” and cuts the camera. 

Eddie Kingston is on some stairs and says 2.0 will reap what they sow PATNA. 

Bryan Danielson/John Silver video package and BABY IM SO READY FOR THIS. They are gonna tear the damn roof off. 

Next week on Dynamite it’s Jamie Hayter/Riho, Young Bucks/Chuck Taylor & Rocky Romero + more!

3) PAC & Penta El Zero Miedo vs. FTR (w/ Tully Blanchard) 

The pre-match interview turns into chaos and Mark Henry has to yell to someone shit down. This was supposed to be Lucha Bros defending the tag titles, but apparently Fenix is hurt so PAC is subbing in. Bell rings and great flurries from PAC & Penta to start doing their flashy and schtick stuff, respectively til we SETTLE RIGHT IN TO AN FTR STYLE CONTEST DADDY. And it’s great, honestly. Amazing southern heel tag work from FTR. Cutting off the ring, breaking up tag attempts. They build to the Penta hot tag phenomenally well and it RULES. The work here is a blast, but the eye patch shit is just goofy and the fact that it played into the finish took away from this as a whole for me. Malakai Black came down and sprayed PAC in the eyes again and FTR gets the win. 

Match rating - ***1/4 

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