Rampage as always, has been decent with some good matches for the audience to see. I enjoyed the rematch between Konosuke and Moxley because I feel like Moxley is taking Konosuke to higher limits in his abilities as a wrestler. Plus, with the motivation to not given up from both wrestlers shows the audience how far they will go to get a victory especially from a former World Champion like Moxley. The women's matches have been either slow or stale from time to time. Shida vs The Bunny was a match maybe for Dark because I feel like they need to work on their chemistry and get longer time. I do enjoy Cassidy defending his title against anyone, but I lose interest when its one sided and somehow Cassidy does a couple of moves to get the win in the end. Needs to be even fight like Moxley and Konosuke did where you couldn't tell who was going to win.
Tonight, on Rampage, we will see Hikaru Shida defending her Regina Di Wave Championship against The Bunny and we will hear from Athena before her title match against Mercedes. Plus, Orange Cassidy will defend his All-Atlantic title against an unknown opponent. We will also see a rematch between Jon Moxley and Konosuke Takeshita, plus Lee Moriarty and Big Bill will be in tag team action.
GREAT Jon Moxley vs Konosuke Takeshita
The match starts with both competitors grapple lock up where they both release the hold after a rope break. Both Jon and Konosuke are taking the fight in the ground with some old school wrestling. Jon and Konosuke are not letting either one gets the advantage as they connect with chops to the chest, and no one is letting up. Moxley changes to elbows shots to the head and Konosuke returns the favor and after a few shots, Konosuke connects a dropkick. Konosuke tries for a suplex but Moxley reverses it and attempts the paradigm shift, but Konosuke pulls Moxley away. Moxley gets the upper hand for a while but after Moxley’s elbow shot, Konosuke hits a hurricanrana and connects with a high dive to gain momentum. Both competitors not letting up as they try to get the momentum as Jon and Konosuke connects with some elbow shots, clothesline, piledriver but Konosuke gets a pin attempt after hitting a knee to the head and a brain buster to only get a 2-count pin. No matter what Moxley does, Takeshita keeps on coming back, after hitting the paradigm shift, Konosuke kicks out after one count, but Moxley gets the victory by connecting the bulldog submission.
Results: Jon Moxley def. Konosuke Takeshita
Hector’s Star Rating: 3.5 Stars
AVERAGE Hikaru Shida vs The Bunny (Regina Di Wave Championship)
The match started with a grapple lock up where Shida gets Bunny down on the ground but is near the rope, so they had to break it up. Shida gets the offense started with some elbow shots to the head and body slams her on the mat and then attempts for a top rope Meteora, but Bunny moves out of the way, connects with running knee lift and Shida connects with an enziguri. As Shida was about to go for a top rope suplex, The Bunny stops the momentum and hits a cutter on the rope to regain the momentum. As The Bunny was about to go for the final blow, Shida reverses it and hits the rabbit in the hole and before the pin could start, Penelope throws the Kendo Stick inside the ring where the ref was distracted. Shida grabs the Kendo and as she was about to hit Penelope, The Bunny grabs the stick and Penelope holds Shida but The Bunny kicks Penelope. In the end, Shida connects with the Katana and retains the Regina Di Wave title where she will now face Hayter for the AEW Womens Championship.
Results: Shida def. The Bunny (Still Regina Di Wave Champion)
Hector’s Star Rating: 2.25 Stars
SQUASH Lee Moriarty/Big Bill vs Clayton Bloodstone/Izzy James
Lee and Clayton start the match but before anything, Lee big boots Clayton’s partner where he then focuses on Clayton with some head lock. Clayton then reverses with his own head lock on Lee and Moriarty pushes Clayton towards Big Bill and as Clayton turns around, gets hit with a big boot. After Moriarty was done playing around, Clayton pushes Lee towards Big Bill to get the tag and with a double teamwork, Lee and Big Bill get the victory after Big Bill hits a big Chokeslam to Izzy.
ABOVE AVERAGE Orange Cassidy vs Trent Seven (All-Atlantic Championship)
The match started with some mind games as Orange was about to put his hands in his pockets but Trent grabs his hands and puts them near his mustache and pose for the fans. After all the jokes were aside, Trent hits Orange with a strong chop to the chest as Orange tries to stay calm but the power of Trent was too much. Trent gets the momentum going as he kicks Orange in the stomach, then hits a body slam and then a leg drop for a one count pin. Orange rolls out of the ring where Orange is focused on Kip and Trent comes from behind as he hits another chop to the chest and as he was about to go for another chop, Orange ducks under so Trent chops the ring post. Throughout the match it was one sided as Trent kept overpowering Cassidy with some strong Irish Whips, chops to the chest and hitting an avalanche suplex on the top rope. After the distraction and misguide attack to Kip, Orange was able to gain the momentum as he hits a stun dog millionaire, and then hits a strong face punch. In the end, Orange Cassidy was able to hit the superman punch and beach break to regain his All-Atlantic Championship.
Results: Orange Cassidy def. Trent Seven (Still All-Atlantic Champion)
Hector’s Star Rating: 2.5 Stars
Rampage as always, has been decent with some good matches for the audience to see. I enjoyed the rematch between Konosuke and Moxley because I feel like Moxley is taking Konosuke to higher limits in his abilities as a wrestler. Plus, with the motivation to not given up from both wrestlers shows the audience how far they will go to get a victory especially from a former World Champion like Moxley. The women’s matches have been either slow or stale from time to time. Shida vs The Bunny was a match maybe for Dark because I feel like they need to work on their chemistry and get longer time. I do enjoy Cassidy defending his title against anyone, but I lose interest when its one sided and somehow Cassidy does a couple of moves to get the win in the end. Needs to be even fight like Moxley and Konosuke did where you couldn’t tell who was going to win.
Matches: .50/1 Stars
Show Structure: .75/1 Stars
Atmosphere…: .50/1 Stars
Storytelling: .25/1 Stars
Production/Theme: .75/1 Stars
Overall Rating. 2.75/5 Stars
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