Tonight's episode was good with some good matches especially with the special Dynamite coming these Tuesday. The one problem I had was the squash between Isiah and Ethan because I believe that both wrestlers deserve more time to show off to the audience especially with a stipulation that includes Matt Hardy. The tag team match to kick off Rampage was decent, but I did feel like all four competitors could have gone differently or something brutal. It was nice seeing Nyla Rose on TV and I hope we get to see more of her leading to the TBS match with Jade. The matches were decent, but I would like to see more time given to those that deserve to shine.
On tonight’s episode of Rampage, we will see the so call TBS Champion Nyla Rose “defending her title” against Anna Jay A.S. and will The Firm get another member in their group when Ethan Page takes on Isiah. Plus, the returning Shawn Spears teams up with FTR in a trio’s match against Gates of Agony/Brian Cage. The BBC of Claudio/Jon Moxley will face The Butcher and Blade who seek retribution for their leader Rush.
GOOD Jon Moxley/Claudio vs Butcher/The Blade
As the bell rings, Butcher/the Blade blindside attack Moxley/Claudio and a brawl has broken loose outside of the ring. So far, the BBC get the advantage till Blade pokes the eye of Claudio, then tagging Butcher to keep the momentum but Claudio’s power/strength it too much to handle. As Claudio was about to hit a second corner uppercut, the Bunny enters the ring stopping Claudio and a double team attack on Claudio as the referee is distracted with Bunny. As soon as Claudio tags out, Moxley goes on a rampage when he takes on the Blade. After eliminating the Butcher, Moxley hits the piledrive on the Blade but only gets a two count. In the end, Claudio/Moxley get the victory as they both hit their finisher to get the win.
Results: Moxley/Claudio def. Butcher/Blade
Hector’s Star Rating: 3.25 Stars
Backstage Interview: Swerve talks about how he beat someone who is twice his age and how Mark Sterling owns the phrase “Scissor me.” But his partner Keith Lee has some words for Swerve about when does Swerve in our Glory needs to cheat to be victorious. He also mentions that whatever he does it also reflects on him as well.
Backstage Interview: We hear from the Dark Order about how they were close on winning the Trio’s Championship but fell short. Then they are interrupted by the Assistant Jose who want to bring #10 but #10 challenges Rush so they can leave him alone. As they put their hands together, a mystery hands pops out of nowhere and its Stu Grayson.
The JAS come out in the middle of the ring where we hear from Daniel Garcia on why he betrayed Bryan Danielson. Garcia talks about how Jericho kept on saying the Sports Entertainers beats Pro Wrestlers every time. He also mentions how Jericho proved Garcia on how to win when he hit Garcia in the head with the ROH title. JAS gets interrupted by a former ROH champion Dalton Castle, and he talks about how the title is being held an ugly Goose. Dalston challenges Jericho for a match next week for the ROH championship and Jericho accepts.
ABOVE AVERAGE Nyla Rose vs Anna Jay A.S (“TBS Title”)
The match stars when Nyla uses her strength over Anna with some elbows shots and a leg drop as she gets the offense started. But as Nyla was going for a corner cannonball, Anna moves out of the way and gets the momentum by attacking the legs and hitting Nyla with some strong offense. As Nyla was going for a high knee attack, Anna avoids its, hits the neck breaker and goes for a pin but only got a two count. Anna wanted to end the match with the submission but Nyla breaks through, hits the Beast Bomb to get the victory. After the match, Jade and the Baddies come out to attack Nyla and regain her TBS Championship but are distracted with the security and Nyla escapes with the title.
Results: Nyla def. Anna Jay A.S
Hector’s Star Rating- 2.5 Stars
SQUASH Ethan Page vs Isiah Kassidy
As the bell rings, Ethan throws his jacket at Kassidy and as he was distracted, Ethan blindsides Isiah with a pump kick and keeps attacking Isiah with some power moves. Ethan being distracted with Matt Hardy, Isiah uses the opportunity, attacks Ethan with some high-flying moves like a dropkick leading Ethan outside the ring. But, in the end Ethan hits the Ego’s Edge on Isiah and gets the victory and it also means that Matt Hardy is now part of the Firm.
GOOD The Pinnacle vs The Embassy
Shawn Spears starts the match against Brian Cage but with the power of Cage pushes Spears to the opposite corner. As Loa tags in, Spears gets the momentum for his team as he shows off his in-ring skills with some takedowns and ten corner punches. As it looked like Spears was keeping the momentum, Cage blindside clothesline spears outside the ring to gain momentum for the Embassy. The Embassy keep using their strength to overpower Spears as they keep attacking non-stop and switching off one by one. As Cage was about to hit the final blow, Spears counters it with a DDT, gets to tag in Hardwood who’s on the attack against Khan and Toa but is stopped by Cage. FTR/Shawn Spears get the victory as Shawn DDT Cage outside the ring and inside the ring Toa is left alone where we see a double team from FTR, then Spears hits the C4 for the win. After the match, The Kingdom Matt Taven and Maria/Bennet come out talking about how the ROH and IGPW tag team champions belong to them and challenge FTR.
Results: FTR/Spears def. Gates of Agony/Brian Cage
Hector’s Star Ratings: 3.0 Stars
Tonight’s episode was good with some good matches especially with the special Dynamite coming these Tuesday. The one problem I had was the squash between Isiah and Ethan because I believe that both wrestlers deserve more time to show off to the audience especially with a stipulation that includes Matt Hardy. The tag team match to kick off Rampage was decent, but I did feel like all four competitors could have gone differently or something brutal. It was nice seeing Nyla Rose on TV and I hope we get to see more of her leading to the TBS match with Jade. The matches were decent, but I would like to see more time given to those that deserve to shine.
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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