Rampages was decent tonight especially with the All-Atlantic Championship match which was pretty good to watch but I would have preferred it save for Full Gear since this is a "dream match" and I would love to see how far both competitors would have gone but with Shibata medical history it was alright. The women's tag team match was okay not exciting like we have seen in the past weeks. The main event of WarJoe and Gates of Agony was entertaining but could have given more time to wrestle in the ring rather it be normal tag team.
Rampage looks to be a night of dreams as we see a dream match between Orange Cassidy defending his All-Atlantic Championship against New Japan’s own Katsuyori Shibata, plus he will hear from Ricky Starks for the first time since grand slam. We will also see some tag team action as the team if Britt Baker/Jamie Hayter take on the team of Madison Rayne/Skye Blue and WarJoe will try to get some vengeance as they go against Gates of Agony.
GREAT Orange Cassidy vs Katsuyori Shibata (All-Atlantic Championship)
The match starts off with both competitors walking in the middle of the ring face to face, as Shibata connects with headlock with Cassidy. Shibata starts with some old school wrestling with a take down to the mat, as Cassidy was playing some of his mind games, he took Shibata out of the ring. Cassidy attempts for a suicide dive but Shibata was able to catch him and threw him to the barricades. Cassidy gets the momentum on his side as he hits a top rope DDT on Shibata and keeps attacking in the corner. Shibata catches the kick of Orange, connects with STO type move but he then play the kick mind games that Orange usually does. Shibata keeps the attack on the champion as he slaps Orange, connects with a running corner dropkick and then tries to go for a suplex but Orange reverses and both wrestlers simultaneous with a clothesline. In the end, Orange retains his title after connecting not one but two superman punch. Both competitors were great and the match was good to see, especially seeing Shibata wrestling again.
Results: Orange Cassidy def. Shibata (Still All-Atlantic Champion)
Hector’s Star Rating: 3.5 Stars
Backstage interview: We hear from the interim AEW Women’s Champion Toni Storm as she talks about the promo video from Dynamite talking about what happened to the sweet little girl she knew during the pandemic and when did she turn into a bully? But, when everything is said and done, the only thing that matters at moment is the Championship and proving the Jamie and the world why she is the AEW Women’s Champion.
AVERAGE Britt Baker/Jamie Hayter vs Madison Rayne/Skye Blue
The match start off with Jamie and Madison as Rayne gets the momentum in her side by tagging in Skye. Skye and Madison connect with a double team move, Skye continues the offense by out wrestle Jamie with her speed and hits a top rope body dive on Hayter. Hayter uses to the ropes as leverage to get the momentum shifting to their side. Jamie and Baker keep attacking Skye with their double team advantage, some heavy take downs, some strong elbow shots and using the strength of Hayter and the brain of Britt. Skye tags in Madison who keeps the offense as she takes out Hayter, then connects with some superkicks and suplex. Jamie connects with a spinning clothesline to get the win for her team and a high momentum heading to Full Gear.
Results: Jamie Hayte/Britt Baker def. Madison Rayne/Skye Blue
Hector’s Star Rating: 2.0 Stars
Backstage Interview: The ROH Champion Chris Jericho talks about how the BBC talks about they will be there for each other but what if they were in the same ring at the same time. Chris Jericho will take on both Claudio and Danielson at Full Gear, plus he decided to add the one guy that has been there since day one, Sammy Guevara. So, at Full Gear, Jericho will defend his ROH title in a four way and Jericho ends the interview with telling Sammy that he will do the right thing.
Ricky Starks Promo
Ricky comes out in the middle of the ring and talks about how the fans are asking for Starks, the pose and that he doesn’t have say how good he is, the fans know how good he is in the rings and all he has done in AEW. But now it’s time for Ricky to keep proving to the world why is he who he is as he has officially entered in the Full Gear AEW World Championship Tournament and become #1 contender. Now, the question is, who will he face for the World Title? Will it be Moxley who has bleed for this company 10x more or will it be the devil himself MJF.
GOOD WarJoe vs Gates of Agony
Wardlow and Kaun start the match, as Kaun avoids Wardlow’s attack but with Wardlow’s strength gets the momentum with all the hatred boiled in Wardlow. Joe tells Wardlow to tag him in and does because Joe see’s he is not in control with his anger. Kaun tags in Toa but Joe keeps the momentum has he connects with some right punches in the corner and a head kick but with the distraction from Kaun, Toa was able to get the momentum on his side with a body tackle. As Gates of Agony keep attacking Joe, Joe somehow got hits a corner one hand take down and then tags in Wardlow who is angry and fresh. Wardlow runs through Gates of Agony with some clothesline and a hard headbutt connecting on Kaun. Samoa Joe has Toa in a sleeper submission outside the ring and Wardlow connects with the powerbomb symphony to get the win.
Results: WarJoe def. Gates of Agony
Hector’s Star Ratings: 3.0 Stars
Rampages was decent tonight especially with the All-Atlantic Championship match which was pretty good to watch but I would have preferred it save for Full Gear since this is a “dream match” and I would love to see how far both competitors would have gone but with Shibata medical history it was alright. The women’s tag team match was okay not exciting like we have seen in the past weeks. The main event of WarJoe and Gates of Agony was entertaining but could have given more time to wrestle in the ring rather it be normal tag team.
Matches: .50/1 Stars
Show Structure: .50/1 Stars
Atmosphere…: .50/1 Stars
Storytelling: .50/1 Stars
Production/Theme: .50/1 Stars
Overall Rating. 2.5/5 Stars
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